Here is a list of what the staff at the Grandville Branch are reading:
A Winter Dream by Richard Paul Evans: An interesting twist on an age-old story. Listened to on CD . . . good story.
Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale by Lynda Rutledge: Funny, poignant, a bit of a page turner!
A Hologram for a King by Dave Eggers: A struggling American businessman travels to a rising Saudi Arabian city with the hopes of securing a contract that will earn him a commission large enough to stave off his economic woes and hold his family together.
The Age of Miracles by Karen Walker: Imagines the coming-of-age story of young Julia, whose world is thrown into upheaval when it is discovered that the Earth’s rotation has suddenly begun to slow, posing a catastrophic threat to all life.
Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell: Margo Crane, a beautiful and uncanny markswoman, takes to the Stark River after being complicit in the death of her father and embarks on an odyssey in search of her vanished mother.
My Year with Eleanor: A Memoir by Noelle Hancock: Painfully timid as a child, Eleanor Roosevelt dedicated herself to facing her fears, a commitment that shaped the rest of her life. With Eleanor as her guide, Noelle spends the months leading up to her thirtieth birthday pursuing a “Year of Fear.”
Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella: Love and tomato sauce are thick in the Scottoline/Serritella household, and Lisa and Francesca’s mother-daughter turned best-friends bond will strike a familiar note to many. But now that Lisa is a suburban empty-nester and Francesca is an independent twenty-something in the big city, they have to learn how to stay close while living apart
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan: Hannah Payne, sentenced to being dyed a stigmatizing red for the crime of having an abortion, must learn to adjust to her new circumstances in a United States where her married lover, Aidan Dale, is Secretary of Faith.
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter: The story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 . . . and is rekindled in Hollywood fifty years later.
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