Another roundup of book your fellow patrons enthusiastically recommend!
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes: This short yet intense novel follows a middle-aged man contending with a past he has never much thought about until he is presented with a legacy that forces him to reconsider past decisions.
Canada by Richard Ford: After 15-year-old Dell Parsons’ parents rob a bank and are arrested, the trajectory of his life is forever altered.
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom: When a white servant girl violates the order of Southern plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family. A stunning debut novel.
The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer: An unforgettable story of three brothers, of history and love, of marriage tested by disaster, of a Jewish family’s struggle against annihilation, and of the dangerous power of art in a time of war.
The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley: After she inherits her childhood home, a magnificent chateau in Le Cote d’Azur, France, Emilie de la Martinieres realizes that it may hold secrets to her family’s enigmatic past during World War II.
Lady of Ashes by Christine Trent: A most unusual heroine–an undertaker–and an interesting time period–1860s London–drives this first in a new series.
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese: An enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home.
Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring by Richard Preston (585.509794 PRE): This account of the amazing world of redwoods is by turns terrifying, moving, and fascinating.
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan (770 EGA): The remarkable untold story behind iconic American photographs.