Brand New Books: January’s Fiction



Wonder what your neighbors are reading this month? Who do the critics like?  Here are a few of the Robbins Library’s new and popular fiction releases.

My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

My Name

 Put yourself on the wait list here for the powerful, melancholy, and  minutely sensitive new novel from Elizabeth Strout.


While you’re waiting, check out Strout’s other titles
The Burgess Boys      Olive Kitteridge      Abide With Me


The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald 

Readers of

First published in Sweden in 2013, this sweet and quirky paperback promises to be the perfect winter read. It’s the story of a Swedish woman opening a bookstore in small town Iowa.

Who doesn’t love books about bookstores! For more bookstorefiction take a look at these titles…

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zavin

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan



The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

Swans of


This  fictionalized account of socialite Babe Paley and author Truman Capote’s friendship, glamorous fifties New York City serves as a backdrop. Request The Swans of Fifth Avenue 

Interested in reading some of Capote’s work?

Check out In Cold Blood or take a look at his equally famous novella, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

          Robbins also has some relevant DVDs!


Listen to Moon River on Hoopla


All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders 

All the


This science fiction and fantasy combo is getting a lot of press. It has everything, witches, robots, time travel, romance, and an impending apocalypse. The author, editor-in-chief of blog io9, won a Hugo award in 2012 for her novelette Six Months, Three Days.

Request All the Birds In the Sky! It has received praise from the LA Times  the New York Times and NPR. This one is next on my to-read list.





Here are a few more new titles to round out this month’s list!

Any good new books you’re excited for?



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