Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Ask Alice

Holidays over, now we can read!
Now that all the relatives are gone and the holidays are over, people ask themselves,
'What should I read in the new year?'
Who better to ask than your local library staff?
And so I asked Alice who works in the Circulation Department of the library, challenging her to list a few good books with a one sentence annotation. Alice recommends the following books that she has read in the last couple of months:
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, "fascinating magic realism on a familiar topic."
Moonglow by Michael Chabon, "a 'fake' memoir of Chabon's grandfather - clever and funny as well as moving."
Napoleon's Last Island by Thomas Keneally, "good historical fiction on a less-known topic."
Out of Bounds by Val McDermid, "well written detective story that keeps you turning pages."
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden,
"Absolutely delightful fantasy based on Russian fairy tales."
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi,  " The African-American experience from two very different view points."

Thanks, Alice!

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