Meet your new favorite book

Recommendations from readers continue to flow in! Here are the most recent “by readers, for readers” recommended books. (Links will take you to the catalog to find out more about the book and put it on hold if you’re interested.)

Remember, you can also come to the library next Wednesday, August 22, at 6:30pm to hear author Margot Livesey talk about her favorite books, and read a little from her newest, The Flight of Gemma Hardy. Mark your calendars!


A Long Bright Future by Laura Carstensen: “A well-written wealth of information for those 40+ regarding all areas of life as we move forward. A really new way to look at how we plan and navigate our coming years.”

American Canopy: trees, forests, and the making of a nation by Eric Rutkow: “Wonderful history.”

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history by S.C. Gwynne: “Brings the Indian and pioneer history together into a greater understanding.”

Following Atticus by Tom Ryan: “True story – a dog and his owner climb mountains in Vermont.”

The Best Day The Worst Day: life with Jane Kenyon by Donald Hall: “Memoir about his life with Jane Kenyon. Beautiful, heartbreaking story of love and loss.”

Albion’s Seed: four British folkways in America by David Hackett Fischer: “early American settlement groups and why New England, the Atlantic states, and the mountains are so different!”


Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky: “a heartbreaking WWII story set in occupied France.”

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy: this Russian classic is “delicious.”

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova: “Truly dark and spooky vampire book steeped in history (not sparkles)…will keep you up at night!”

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen: “Engrossing novel of a family’s love and betrayals and redemptions” by the author of The Corrections

And finally, yet another vote for Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games“It’s amazing!” (If you loved the first, try the rest of the trilogy: Catching Fire and Mockingjay.)

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5 Responses to Meet your new favorite book

  1. Carol J Dewing says:


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