Sister by Rosamund Lupton is a literary thriller. “Very suspenseful–did not want to put it down.”
Pinkerton’s Secret by Eric Lerner. This romantic adventure featuring Allan Pinkerton, founder of the country’s first detective agency, kicks off in 1856 Chicago. “This was the best book I read all summer–I’m so glad you had it on ‘What the Staff Is Reading!’”
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman is a “Southern charmer” and coming-of-age novel somewhat reminiscent of The Secret Lives of Bees.
The Story of a Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon is a tender and heartbreaking story.
A Place at the Table by Susan Rebecca White is the story of troubled souls finding their way and making a place for themselves through the magic of New York City and a love of cooking.
In The Gravity of Birds by Tracy Guzeman, a pair of “endearing eccentrics” must solve the mystery behind a missing painting.
Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt. Don’t be misled by the fact you’ll have to go down to Youth Services for this one. A patron handed it to me saying it is a “phenomenal book,” and I have to agree!
Sons of Thunder: Writing from the Fast Lane: A Motorcycling Anthology (808.839 SON). “I just picked it off the New Books shelves because I have friends who ride motorcycles; fun, well-written little vignettes.”
The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream Is Moving by Leigh Gallagher (307.74 GAL) is “a fascinating look at our future.”
Many enjoyed Walter Isaacson’s recent biography of Steve Jobs (B JOBS) but one patron stopped by to say folks should also check out The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made by Isaacson and Thomas (327.73047 ISA). It’s an intriguing story of six powerful men shaping the role their country would play in the dangerous years following World War II.
Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America’s Fight over World War II, 1939-1941 by Lynne Olson (940.531 OLS) “Just GREAT.”