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Multcolib My Librarian Karen: The book flavor of the month

The Secret Place
The Secret Place By French, Tana (Book - 2014 ) MYSTERY FRENCH 2014 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 308 on 54 copies

Annotation:Another suspenseful, pageturner of a mystery. I just wanted to stay immersed in the characters' lives even after I finished reading it. Though it's part of the Dublin Murder Squad series, you should totally read this even if you haven't read the others yet (but then definitely go back and read all of the other books in the series).

The Answer to the Riddle Is Me
The Answer to the Riddle Is Me A Memoir of Amnesia By MacLean, David (Book - 2014 ) 616.85232 M1632a 2014 Available in some locations Holds: 4 on 10 copies

Annotation:David MacLean's horrifying tale of his allergic reaction to an anti-malarial drug while in India. Interspersed with his memories of losing his memory, he explores the history of malaria, anti-malarial drug dangers, and how identity is defined by our memory. Fascinating!

One Plus One
One Plus One A Novel By Moyes, Jojo (Book - 2014 ) FICTION MOYES 2014 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 80 on 31 copies

Annotation:This is the perfect summer read! Nicely developed quirky characters, complications, heartbreak, and romance. What could be better?

Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? [a Memoir] By Chast, Roz (Book - 2014 ) GN 920 CHAST 2014 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 192 on 39 copies

Annotation:An unflinchingly honest and hilarious graphic novel/ memoir by the incomparable Roz Chast! She writes and draws about her relationship with her parents (ah, the bane of being an only child!) and the difficult things that we may face as we age or as our loved ones age.

Darkroom
Darkroom A Memoir in Black and White By Weaver, Lila Quintero (Book - 2012 ) GN 976.1092 WEAVER 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A moving story of a Latina girl and her immigrant family amidst the turmoil of the Civil Rights Movement in the south. Beautiful black and white drawings complement her memoir.

The Enchanted
The Enchanted A Novel By Denfeld, Rene (Book - 2014 ) FICTION DENFELD 2014 Available in some locations Holds: 15 on 21 copies

Annotation:A powerful, wrenching novel set on death row. Beautifully written. It will stay with you long after you are done reading it.

Thirty Girls
Thirty Girls By Minot, Susan (Book - 2014 ) FICTION MINOT 2014 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 8 copies

Annotation:A heartbreaking tale of Esther, a Ugandan teenager abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army and Jane, an American journalist who has come to give a voice to children like Esther. The narration alternates between Esther and Jane and definitely Esther's story is the more important one.

Little Failure
Little Failure A Memoir By Shteyngart, Gary (Book - 2014 ) B-Sh885L 2014 Available in some locations Holds: 15 on 38 copies

Annotation:The story of Gary Shteyngart, a small, Russian, asthmatic boy nicknamed, Failurchka—Little Failure, by his loving (?!) mother. A witty, self-deprecating tale of immigrating to America.

The Kept
The Kept A Novel By Scott, James (Book - 2014 ) FICTION SCOTT 2014 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 15 copies

Annotation:After her husband and four of her children are brutally murdered in the winter of 1897, midwife Elspeth Howell, along with her surviving son, twelve-year-old Caleb, takes on the frozen wilderness to find the men responsible for shattering their family. A book to be read on a cold winter's night by a roaring fire.

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I read a lot of books. This year, I'm picking out the best book I read each month.


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