Staff Reading Picks

Indiscretion

by Charles Dubow
ISBN:9780062201058

When Harry and Madeleine Winslow meet Claire, they are drawn to her youth, quiet intelligence, and naivete, and over the course of the summer, reverence transforms into dangerous desire.

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Someone

by Alice McDermott
ISBN:9780374281090

Our first glimpse of Marie is as a child: a girl in glasses waiting on a Brooklyn stoop for her beloved father to come home from work. The moves on to Marie's first heartbreak and her eventual marriage; her brother's brief stint as a Catholic priest, subsequent loss of faith, and eventual breakdown; the Second World War; her parents' deaths; the births and lives of Marie's children; the changing world of her Irish-American enclave in Brooklyn.

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A House in the Sky

by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
ISBN:9781451645606

The spectacularly dramatic memoir of a woman whose curiosity about the world led her from rural Canada to imperiled and dangerous countries on every continent, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity in Somalia, a story of courage, resilience, and extraordinary grace.

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Lookaway, Lookaway

by Wilton Barnhardt
ISBN:9781250020833

Presiding over her family and its legacy of masterpiece Civil War art, North Carolina society maven Jerene Jarvis Johnston takes increasingly haphazard steps to protect her grown children from their own heedlessness.

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Massacre Pond

by Paul Doiron
ISBN:9781250033932

Investigating the senseless slaughter of five moose found on the estate of a wealthy animal rights activist, game warden Mike Bowditch finds the controversial case turning more sinister when the activist's daughter is killed in a suspicious accident.

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The Longest Road

by Philip Caputo
ISBN:9780805094466

Philip Caputo, who had just turned seventy, his wife, and their two English setters, took off in a truck hauling an Airstream camper from Key West, Florida, en route via back roads and state routes to Deadhorse, Alaska. The journey took four months and covered seventeen thousand miles, during which Caputo interviewed more than eighty Americans from all walks of life to get a picture of what their lives and the life of the nation are really about in the twenty-first century.

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