What We’re Reading Now – Part II

Pam M., Head of Programming is reading:

still life with bread crumbsStill Life With Bread Crumbs

by Anna Quindlen

Abandoning her expensive world to move to a small country cabin, a once world-famous photographer bonds with a local man and begins to see the world around her in new, deeper dimensions while evaluating second chances at love, career and self-understanding.

isolation doorSharon, Teen Librarian, is reading:

The Isolation Door

by Anish Majumdar

A mother’s delusions of Bollywood stardom become a son’s raw materials for finding happiness beyond her shadow. Enlisting the aid of an Aunt with means and questionable motives, Neil finds love and forms crucial friendships. But when the life he’s kept secret begins to crumble, a choice must be made: family or freedom?

little failureLisa C., Assistant Library Director is listening to:

Little Failure

by Gary Shteyngart

After three acclaimed novels, Gary Shteyngart turns to memoir in a candid, witty, deeply poignant account of his life so far. Shteyngart shares his American immigrant experience, moving back and forth through time and memory with self-deprecating humor, moving insights, and literary bravado.

heistBetty P., Reference Librarian, is listening to:

The Heist

by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world’s most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars.  And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years, the only name she’s cared about is Nicolas Fox, an international crook she wants in more ways than one.

Sonia, Readers’ Services Librarian is reading:

me myself and whyMe, Myself and Why: Searching for the Science of Self

by Jennifer Ouellette

The author dives into the minuscule ranges of variation in genetics to understand just what sets us apart. She draws on cutting-edge research in genetics, neuroscience, and psychology to explore the mysteries of human identity and behavior. Readers follow her own surprising journey of self-discovery as she has her genome sequenced, her brain mapped, her personality typed, and even samples a popular hallucinogen.

– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services

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