Here is what some of us here at the Syosset Public Library are reading at the moment:
Jean S., Readers’ Services Librarian:
“I’m reading Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival by Kelly Sundberg, The Secrets Between Us by Thrity Umrigar and Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris.”
The author describes her abusive marriage to a man who was funny, warm and supportive but also vengeful and violent and how she finally rejected the abuse, accepted responsibility for herself and decided that she deserved better.
After being fired from her job as a servant, Bhima forms a partnership with Parvati to sell produce at the local market and makes her first true friend.
Ten years after his wife Layla’s disappearance, Finn gets a phone call that she’s been seen, receives messages from strangers who seem to know too much, and long-lost items from the past begin showing up around the house.
Amy, Children’s Librarian:
“I’m reading Family and Other Catastophes by Alexandra Borowitz.”
Struggling with hypochondria and OCD stemming from her neurotic and drama-prone family, Emily reconnects with her parents and siblings throughout the week before her wedding, an event shaped by relationship dynamics, shared confidences and long-buried secrets.
Stacey, Readers’ Services Librarian:
“I am currently reading Death Masks by Jim Butcher (#5 in the Dresden Files series). I enjoy learning more about this urban fantastical world. I am also reading Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman. It’s an interesting psychological thriller that pulls you in from the first page.”
With the mighty Steel Wolf clan behind her, Anastasia Kerensky plans to seize the planet Northwind, but Ezekial Crow and Tara Campbell are prepared to repel her invasion-and decide the fate of a world.
A successful banker and a rising filmmaker embark on a blissful paradise honeymoon in Bora Bora, where the discovery of a mysterious bag of riches triggers a sequence of events that indelibly marks their marriage and lives.
Meghan, Reference Librarian:
“I am currently reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. It is an insightful read that challenges the ‘extrovert ideal’ and asserts that introverts hold equal power in business and life.”
Demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples of how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations.
All summaries from the publishers.
-posted by Sonia, Reference Services