What We’re Reading Now – Part I

Jackie, Head of Readers’ Services, is reading:

accusedAccused

by Lisa Scottoline

When a 13-year-old genius and member of the most powerful family in the country believes that the man imprisoned for killing her sister six years earlier is innocent, the all-female law firm of Rosato & Associates agree to reopen the case and find out if justice was really served all those years ago.

Karen, Library Director, is reading:

goldfinchThe Goldfinch

by Donna Tartt

A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Aloneand abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend’s family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld.

Jessikah, Children’s Librarian, just finished:

bone seasonThe Bone Season

by Samantha Shannon

It is the year 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, part of a secret cell known as the Seven Seals. The work she does is unusual: scouting for information by breaking into others’ minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, the voyants commit treason simply by breathing. But when Paige is captured and arrested, she encounters a power more sinister even than Scion.

Pam S., Reference Librarian, is reading:

housemaid's daughterThe Housemaid’s Daughter

by Barbara Mutch

When Cathleen Harrington leaves her home in Ireland in 1919 to travel to South Africa, she knows that she does not love the man she is to marry there —her fiance Edward, whom she has not seen for five years. Isolated and estranged in a small town in the harsh Karoo desert, her only real companions are her diary and her housemaid, and later the housemaid’s daughter, Ada. When Ada is born, Cathleen recognizes in her someone she can love and respond to in a way that she cannot with her own family.

Stacey, Readers’ Services Librarian, is reading:

Last Enchantments The Last Enchantments

by Charles Finch

After working on a failed presidential campaign, a young Yale graduate leaves New York for Oxford, where he becomes caught up in surprising friendships with a reality TV star wanna-be and an Indian economist who adores gangster rap and an unexpected romantic entanglement.

– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services

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