Readers and Reference asked the Syosset Public Library staff about the books they are currently reading. Here are some of the answers:
Jackie, Head of Readers’ Services is reading The Other Life by Ellen Meister
“Hiding the truth about her ability to cross into alternate realities where she has made different life decisions, a married and pregnant Quinn Braverman learns that her unborn child will be disabled and glimpses into a parallel life where she is married to someone else and childless.”
Pam M., Head of Programming is reading Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday
A middle-aged scientist working at London’s National Centre for Fisheries Excellence, Dr. Alfred Jones takes on the outlandish–and ill-fated–task of introducing the sport of salmon fishing into the Yemen River at the behest of a mysterious sheikh.
Amy, Children’s Librarian is reading Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs
“A collection of personal tales features the author’s wry observations about such topics as eBay addiction, gay personal ads, and Santa Claus.”
Betty P., Reference Librarian is reading Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
“When her handsome new neighbor encourages her to confront her fears, Catherine Bailey, the victim of a violent attack at the hands of a man whose good looks hid a dark, violent nature, finally believes in the possibility of love and a normal life until one phone call changes everything.”
Sue Ann, Head of Children’s Services is reading All Roads Lead to Austen by Amy Elizabeth Smith
“The author who, organizing book clubs devoted to Jane Austen novels in six different Central and South American countries, details her remarkable journey during which she discovered friendship and love, and learned about life and the power of Austen.”
(all summaries from the publishers)
Check back with R and R next week to read about some other books our staff is reading.
- posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services