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Last call for summer reading!

September 11th, 2016 · No Comments · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, News, Teens, Trustees, West Branch

The temperature is cooling down and fall is right around the corner. Don’t let the end of summer stop you from enjoying some great last minute ‘summer’ reading!  Here are some picks that we hope you’ll enjoy.


Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst

A must read for those loving fiction set in New Hampshire. Seeking help for their socially incompetent genius daughter, Tilly, after the latest in a series of school expulsions, the Hammond family moves to a spiritual compound in the New Hampshire woods, where they hope for a solution from a charismatic guru.

The Nix by Nathan Hill

This first time author was recently compared with author John Irving’s literary style; who in turn compared this author to Dickens.  A Nix can take many forms. In Norwegian folklore, it is a spirit who sometimes appears as a white horse that steals children away. In Nathan Hill’s remarkable first novel, a Nix is anything you love that one day disappears, taking with it a piece of your heart.

Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich

This is not a Stephanie Plum novel, so be warned, Evanovich is entering new territory here. A fun and easy read and Evanovich doesn’t disapoint.


Bobby Kennedy : The Making of a Liberal Icon by Larry Tye

Award winning journalist Larry Tye presents us with a biography written using unpublished materials, previously unseen government documents and interviews with those close to Bobby Kennedy. The result is a fascinating biography of one of America’s beloved political icons.

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

Ever thought about life before the invention of light bulbs and lamps? Welcome to a world of invention and skulduggery, populated by the likes of Edison, Westinghouse, Tesla, and the novel’s hero, a young lawyer named Paul Cravath (a name that will resonate with ambitious law students everywhere). It’s part legal thriller and part tour of a magical time lost in the darkness.

Sweet Tomorrows by Debbie Macomber

This is the last novel of her beloved Rose Harbor series and sure to please. A must read for Debbie Macomber fans.


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