What We’re Reading Now

It’s been awhile since Syosset R and R has shared titles of books we’re currently reading but wait no more.  Here are some books that of our staff are presently enjoying:

The Hard Way by Lee Child being read by Barney, Reference Librarian

hard wayJack Reacher comes to the aid of Edward Lane, the head of an illegal soldiers-for-hire operation, who enlists Reacher’s assistance to find and stop a vicious kidnapper who has abducted Lane’s wife and child, but Reacher soon discovers that his new employer’s dirty secrets could get him killed.

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris being read by Rosemarie B., Librarian Trainee

MeTalkPrettyOneDay(The author’s) move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his attempts to learn French. His family is another inspiration. You Cant Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his brother who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers and cashiers with 6-inch fingernails.

Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink being read by Amy, Children’s Librarian

five days at memorialA Pulitzer Prize-winning doctor, reporter and author of War Hospital reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center after Hurricane Katrina destroyed its generators to reveal how caregivers were forced to make life-and-death decisions without essential resources, an experience that raised key issues about practitioner responsibilities and end-of-life care.

The Returned by Jason Mott being read by Evelyn, Readers’ Services Librarian

returnedWhen their son Jacob, who died tragically at his eighth birthday party in 1966, arrives on their doorstep, still eight years old, Harold and Lucille Hargrave must navigate a strange new reality as chaos erupts around the world as people’s loved ones are returned from beyond.

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi being read by Stacey, Readers’ Services Librarian

persepolisThe great-granddaughter of Iran’s last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life. (Persepolis is also the book chosen for the next 20-Something Book Club meeting  on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 7 PM.)

The Roofer by Erica Orloff being read by Sonia, Readers’ Services Librarian

rooferAva O’Neil grew up within the embrace of New York City’s most infamous Irish gang, The Westies. Her father was the Roofer, named for his penchant for throwing enemies from the rooftops of Hell’s Kitchen tenements. Raised by her father and two members of his crew, Ava and her brother witnessed events of violence and torment, as well as moments of loyalty and dignity.

All summaries from the publishers.

We’d love to know what you are currently reading:

please tell us in the comments.

– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services

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