Recently Added Staff Picks

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

“Meet Macon Leary–a travel writer who hates both travel and strangeness. Grounded by loneliness, comfort, and a somewhat odd domestic life, Macon is about to embark on a surprising new adventure, arriving in the form of a fuzzy-haired dog obedience trainer who promises to turn his life around (From the Publisher).”

Recommended by:  Lisa Caputo, Head of Adult Services

The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale

“From New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale comes an utterly satisfying novel that asks the question: Can a seemingly normal, happily married Mormon mother of four be best friends with Hollywood’s hottest (happily married) heartthrob (From the Publisher)?”

Recommended by:  Rosemarie Germaine, Senior Library Clerk

Lime Tree Can’t Bear Orange by Amanda Smyth

“In Smyth’s enchanting debut, set in Black Rock, Tobago, young protagonist Celia D’Abadie searches for traces of her absent lineage-the mother who died in childbirth and the white father reputed to live in England (Publishers Weekly).”

Recommended by:  Susan Santa, Readers’ Services Librarian

Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family by Nicholas Pileggi

“Wiseguy is Nicholas Pileggi’s remarkable bestseller, the most intimate account ever printed of life inside the deadly high-stakes world of what some people call the Mafia. Wiseguy is Henry Hill’s story, in fascinating, brutal detail, the never-before-revealed day-to-day life of a working mobster — his violence, his wild spending sprees, his wife, his mistresses, his code of honor (From the Publisher).”

Recommended by:  Christine Belling, Systems Manager

– posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

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