The Plainfield Township Branch’s Information Staff is eager to share their voracious reading habits with you, the reading public. Here are a few of our picks:
Chihuahua of the Baskervilles by Esri Allbritten
MYS Allbritten (2011)
When the owner of a small-dog clothing catalog reports sightings of a canine ghost who some believe to be a former retail mascot, the eccentric staff of a low-budget paranormal magazine visit Colorado’s Manitou Springs to investigate. (Gigi Chihuahua Mystery #1)
— Candida, Adult Services
Unforgivable: A Novel by Phillippe Djian
Novelist Francis has not written a word in over 12 years since his first wife and daughter died in a tragic accident which he and is other daughter witnessed. Twelve years later his surviving daughter, now a famous actress, has vanished and Francis’ second marriage is falling apart. Francis employs an old friend and her son to help him find his daughter and check up on his second wife, but things go from bad to worse.
— Dave, Adult Services
Bad Things Happen by Harry Dolan
MYS Dolan (2009)
In the aftermath of a magazine publisher’s untimely murder, detective Elizabeth Waishkey wonders if David Loogan, a man with a violent past who was having an affair with the victim’s wife, is responsible for the crime or a helpful ally.
— Maggie, Adult Services
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Teen Green (2012)
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
– Lynn, Youth Services
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
SF Teen Spotswood (2012)
Cate lives in an alternate New England of 1900, where witches are arrested and taken to the madhouse, and a group called the Brotherhood dominates and controls society. Since promising her dying mother that she’d keep her sisters safe, she has managed to keep secret that she and her younger sisters are witches. When a pretty, young governess with a secret arrives from the Sisterhood, everything changes. (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #1)
– Susan, Youth Services
Jefferson’s Sons: A Founding Father’s Secret Children by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
HIST J Bradley (2011)
A fictionalized yet historical look at the last twenty years of Thomas Jefferson’s life at Monticello; primarily through the eyes of three of his slaves, two of whom were his sons by his slave, Sally Hemings.
– Laura, Adult Services
Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin
HIST J Yelchin (2011)
In the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union, 10-year-old Sasha idolizes his father, a devoted Communist, but when police take his father away and leave Sasha homeless, he is forced to examine his own perceptions, values, and beliefs. (Horn Book’s Best Fiction Books of 2011)
– David, Adult Services
Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead
E Stead (2012)
Bear, with the help of his animal friends, remembers the story he had hoped to tell before the onset of winter.
– Liz, Youth Services