Another blog “installment” sharing some of the titles our patrons have been talking about and recommending!
The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Denmark’s best-selling crime writer makes his American debut with this first novel.
1945 by Robert Conroy
A compelling alternate history based on a terrifying idea: what if Japan hadn’t surrendered after the atom bomb attacks?
Teed Up for Love by Barbara Weitz
Lighthearted, funny, romantic story written by a local author and set in Chicago.
A Stricken Field by Martha Gellhorn
A fascinating historical fiction novel by one of the most widely read-female war correspondents of the twentieth century.
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Wonderfully crafted short stories about relationships from this best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage (394.12 STA)
A fun exploration of the significant role that six beverages have played in the world’s history.
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Lauren Hillenbrand (940.54252 HIL) – A page-turning read that everyone seems to enjoy; also makes for a good title to listen to if you like audiobooks.
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick (951.9305 DEM)
Follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years – a
fascinating look at what is is like living under such a repressive
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