What We're Reading

Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

Book Categories: Fiction
Date Posted: August 16 2018
Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3/5)

After receiving a call from a stranger about her son's ex-girlfriend being injured, Willa flies across the country to Baltimore to take care of her and her nine-year-old daughter.

The Secrets Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

Book Categories: Fiction
Date Posted: August 16 2018
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)

Bhima, the unforgettable main character of The Space Between Us, returns in this sequel in which the former servant struggles against the circumstances of class and misfortune to forge a new path for herself and her granddaughter in modern-day India.

High Season by Judy Blundell

Book Categories: Fiction
Date Posted: August 7 2018
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Forced to rent out her family's seaside (Orient) Long Island home every summer just so they can afford to keep it, Ruthie goes to extreme lengths to protect the life she loves in the wake of a suddenly estranged marriage, the return of an old flame and her teen daughter's destructive relationship.

Indianapolis by Lynn Vincent

Book Categories: Non-fiction
Recommended By: Amy in Adult Reference
Date Posted: July 31 2018
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)

An account of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II draws on original research and new reporting to trace the half-century battle to exonerate Captain Charles McVay after a wrongful court martial.

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

Book Categories: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Date Posted: July 30 2018
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)

When a wealthy woman is found murdered after planning her own funeral service, disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, author Anthony Horowitz, investigate.

The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton

Book Categories: Biography
Recommended By: Amy in Adult Reference
Date Posted: July 25 2018
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)

A revelatory memoir by a man who spent 30 years on death row for a crime he did not commit describes how he became a victim of a dangerously flawed legal system, recounting the years he shared with dozens of fellow inmates who were eventually executed before his exoneration and his post-release decision to commit his life to prison reform.

Reporter by Seymour Hersh

Book Categories: Biography
Recommended By: Alene in Adult Reference
Date Posted: July 25 2018
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of The Killing of Osama Bin Laden presents an account of his decades-long career scooping some of the most high-impact stories of the last half century.

Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams

Book Categories: Historical Fiction
Date Posted: July 24 2018
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Drawn into and then banished from exclusive Winthrop Island when a complex relationship between her step-sister and a working-class college youth ends in violence, a Shakespearean actress returns after 20 years to pursue justice.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*uck by Mark Manson

Book Categories: Non-fiction
Date Posted: July 23 2018
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
A humorous self-help guide helps readers figure out the things that they should care about to lead contented, grounded lives.

 

Small Country by Gaël Faye

Book Categories: Fiction
Recommended By: Jean in Circulation
Date Posted: July 23 2018
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

In Burundi in 1992, ten-year-old Gabriel enjoys carefree days with his friends, but his idyllic existence and his innocence come to a brutal end when Burundi and neighboring Rwanda are hit by civil war and genocide.

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