Library Column for March 20, 2019

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It is spring! At least according to the calendar and we are now on Daylight Savings time which means it is light until after 7.  Warmer weather is coming!  I know I am ready for spring.  I am ready for colors other than white and gray.

It has been a while since we took a look at the New York Times Bestseller list for fiction and non-fiction.  We have four of the five fiction titles available for reserving. An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen The Border by Don Winslow, The Chef by James Patterson and Max DiLallo and The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. We also have four of the five non-fiction titles currently on the bestseller list including Becoming by Michelle Obama, Educated by Tara Westover, Grateful American by Gary Sinise with Marcus Brotherton and Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher. These titles may be requested and when they are available for you to check out, you will be contacted by phone, email or text message.

In the meantime, check out these titles that were on the shelf when I wrote this column, so they

shouldn’t have a long wait list. Books about secrecy and manipulative behavior include Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris and The Lost Girls by Heather Young and The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine. Fiction titles about drug trafficking and the drug trade include Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth, The Sinners by Ace Atkins and Some Rise by Sin by Philip Caputo. Other books about chef’s include The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller and The Hunger and Howling of Killian Lone by Will Storr. While books about New Orleans include King Zeno by Nathaniel Rich and Lisa Jackson’s Never Die Alone.

Other fiction titles about artists include Tiffany Blues by M.J. Rose, Wrecked by Joe Ide and Minnesota author Wendy Webb’s The End of Temperance Dare. Laws of Attraction by Alllison Leotta and The End of Always by Randi Davenport both deal with family violence and fiction that deals with psychotherapy patients include Strange Bodies by Marcel Theroux and Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline.

Both Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton have written autobiographies about their time as first ladies in Spoken from the Heart and Living History respectively. Read about another family with successful homeschooled children in The Brainy Bunch: the Harding family’s method to college ready by age twelve by Kip Harding. We have a wide variety of actor’s biographies including the new Robin by Dave Itzkoff and Leonard: my fifty-year friendship with a remarkable man by William Shatner with David Fisher. Mary Pipher has written several other books including Reviving Ophelia: saving the selves of adolescent girls. Look at Life Reimagined by Barbara Bradley Hagerty for an exploration of the science, art and opportunity of midlife.

Storytime on Thursday, March 21 at 10:30am will focus on hats with about thirty minutes of stories, rhymes, songs and games followed by free play time. All are welcome.

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