Multcolib My Librarian Lisa: Layover literature and airport amusements

Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Where'd You Go, Bernadette A Novel By Semple, Maria Book - 2012 FICTION SEMPLE 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 51 copies

Annotation:When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her.

Heads in Beds
Heads in Beds A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-called Hospitality By Tomsky, Jacob Book - 2012 647.94092 T662h 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Jacob Tomsky is a veteran hospitality worker who busted his way to the top of the hotel worker's food chain through hard work and by using a little cheating, bribery, and sex along the way. If you will be checking in to a hotel at the end of your journey through the airport, Jacob also gives helpful hints on how to obtain that prized room upgrade!

The Stand
The Stand A Novel By King, Stephen Book - 2012 FICTION KING 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Stephen King's lengthy novels are sure to help you pass the time in airport purgatory. The Stand is one of my favorites. After a virus kills most of the people in the world, a handful of survivors choose sides-- a world of good led by 108-year-old Mother Abigail-- or evil led by a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.

Kitchen Confidential
Kitchen Confidential Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly By Bourdain, Anthony Book - 2007 B-Bo666k 2007 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 9 copies

Annotation:Kitchen Confidential reveals what Anthony Bourdain calls "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine." Bourdain's tales of his journey to becoming a top notch chef are written with humor, love, and a heaping helping of irreverence.

The Devil in the White City
The Devil in the White City Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America By Larson, Erik Book - 2004 364.1523 L334d 2004 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 4 on 21 copies

Annotation:Erik Larson intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, he has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.

Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels By Swift, Jonathan Book - 2005 FICTION SWIFT 2005 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A book about travels for the languishing airport traveler. Lemuel Gulliver, an English ship's surgeon, is shipwrecked upon the shores of Lilliput, where the residents are only six inches high, then journeys takes him to the land of Brobdingnag, populated by giants, a floating island in the sky, and a land where horses have intelligence and man lives as a beast. Here's hoping your travels are smoother.

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Stuck in the airport? Long layover? Flights cancelled? These are the books that keep me sane when travel snafus arise.

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