We’re checking in with our staff today to see what they’re reading:
Pam M., Assistant Library Director:
“I am reading The Button Man by Andrew Gross, part historical fiction, part crime drama, very enjoyable!”
A disadvantaged but once happy Jewish immigrant family is brought together by the women’s garment trade and torn apart by the birth of organized crime in 1930s New York City.
Pam S., Reference/Teen Services Librarian:
Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
A 12-year-old lone survivor of a plane crash investigates the stories of his less-fortunate fellow passengers before making a profound discovery about his life purpose in the face of transcendent losses.
Evelyn, Readers’ Services Librarian:
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his thirteenth year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community.
Sonia, Health Reference Librarian:
“I am reading Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear for a Cozy Mystery postal book club I belong to. Pretty good so far!”
In her first case, private detective Maisie Dobbs must investigate the reappearance of a dead man who turns up at a cooperative farm called the Retreat that caters to men who are recovering their health after World War I.
Betty , SPL Graphic Artist:
“Just finished reading Into the Raging Sea by Rachel Slade
(okay, in my case, it was an SPL Kindle e-book) is this century’s semi-replication of Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm.
On October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joachim blasted into the Bermuda Triangle, opened its all-devouring mouth and swallowed the US-flagged container shop El Faro
whole and without mercy. The circumstances and why it happened make this book difficult to put down.”
Recounts the sinking of El Faro, a container ship that was swallowed by Hurricane Joaquin in the Bermuda Triangle, examining America’s merchant marine fleet and revealing the truth about modern shipping.
Jackie, Head of Readers’ Services:
Decades after her grieving father, a laid-off NASA scientist, triggers chaotic changes in his pursuit of life-extending technology, an astronaut confronts dangerous family secrets to stop a world-threatening crisis.
All summaries from the publishers.
-posted by Sonia, Reference Services