Welcome back to another edition of “What We’re Reading Now” where we tell you what some of the staff members of our library are reading RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT!
We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas
“Raised by her Irish immigrant parents in a 1940s Queens apartment where alcohol and company combine in mercurial ways, Eileen marries an unambitious scientist with whom she endures an increasingly psychologically dark family life.”
-Karen, Library Director
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
“Traces more than three decades in the lives of a wealthy Charleston debutante who longs to break free from the strictures of her household and pursue a meaningful life; and the urban slave, Handful, who is placed in her charge as a child before finding courage and a sense of self.”
Pam S., Reference Librarian
“This pseudo-biography isn’t a novel, but it reads like one: from Limonov’s grim childhood; to his desperate, comical, ultimately successful attempts to gain the respect of Russia’s literary intellectual elite; to his emigration to New York, then to Paris; to his return to the motherland. Limonov could be read as a charming picaresque. But it could also be read as a troubling counter-narrative of the second half of the twentieth century.”
– Sonia, Reference Librarian
“Struggling with encroaching middle age, advertising agent Finbar Dolan is forced to cancel his Christmas plans to tackle a last-minute assignment, only to learn that his estranged father has taken ill and that his siblings are unwilling to help.”
– Pam M., Head of Programming
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
The actress best known for her work on “Parks and Recreation” and “Saturday Night Live” reveals personal stories and offers her humorous take on such topics as love, friendship, parenthood, and her relationship with Tina Fey.
– Amy, Children’s Librarian
The Paying Guest by Sarah Waters
Forced to take in lodgers in economically challenged 1922 South London, widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter find their lives profoundly and disturbingly changed by the arrival of a modern young couple.
– Jean, Library Clerk
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations that Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson
A history of innovation shares stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes, examines unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields, and reveals how important inventions have had unintended consequences.
– Brenda, Reference Librarian
The Walking Dead, Book 10 by Robert Kirkman
In the world of the zombie apocalypse, war is on the horizon as Rick’s treaty with Negan and the Saviors is pushed to the limit.
– Stacey, Readers’ Services Librarian
All summaries from the publishers.
– posted by Sonia, Reference Services