Multcolib My Librarian Karen: The book flavor of the month: 2014

The Paying Guests
The Paying Guests By Waters, Sarah Book - 2014 FICTION WATERS 2014 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 231 on 73 copies

Annotation:This book has so much going for it: historical fiction, a compelling plot, an interesting view of class in the 1920's, a view of gender and sexuality issues during that period, great writing, and a mystery. Loved it!

Us By Nicholls, David Book - 2014 FICTION NICHOLLS 2014 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 12 on 20 copies

Annotation:David Nicholls takes us on a hilarious and poignant marriage and European travelogue. He takes us into the beginnings, the middle, the entire roller coaster of a marriage. He makes it way more funny than our own married life might be. Take your own journey by reading "Us."

Will Not Attend
Will Not Attend Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation By Resnick, Adam Book - 2014 817.6 R4341w 2014 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 10 on 9 copies

Annotation:Hilariously snarky! Totally not politically correct in the funniest of ways. Loved it. These are great essays to read out loud to your family and friends.

The Secret Place
The Secret Place By French, Tana Book - 2014 MYSTERY FRENCH 2014 Available in some locations Holds: 21 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: 1 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 Available in some locations Holds: 4 on 30 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: 185 on 51 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 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 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 87 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 All copies in use Availability details 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: 3 on 36 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

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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