Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky

The New Title Tuesday pick this week is The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky.  I didn’t know I needed a refreshing dose of intelligent self-realization literature infused with dark humor until I began this dream-like quick read about a woman at a turning point. Publisher Summary:  A wildly imaginative, rebellious, and tender tale of independence… Continue reading The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky

Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

The New Title Tuesday recommendation, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, is in tribute to the birthday of our most honored 16th president.  Be forewarned, it’s so new, that as of this writing it has been ordered, but has not yet been processed at OFPL or at many other branches.  So, request early! Publisher Summary: In… Continue reading Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

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An Ember in the Ashes

An Ember in the Ashes is a book like no other. In a page-turning, all-consuming, can’t-put-it-down novel , Sabaa Tahir creates a world that seamlessly blends together a swoon-worthy love story, a dystopian society, and even throws in a bit of the supernatural. What starts out as two storylines-one of Elias, a recently graduated martial,… Continue reading An Ember in the Ashes

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We are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen

For New Title Tuesday, I chose We are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen.   I wanted something that would rekindle my sentimental side as we draw closer to Valentine’s Day.  This book about college-age students negotiating relationships did the trick.  It also helped that it is set in the early 1980’s and the… Continue reading We are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen

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Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

  The New Title Tuesday recommendation is Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler.  It is a retelling of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew eliminating the overt sexism that always marred my appreciation of The Bard’s famous comedy. Publisher Summary: Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric… Continue reading Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

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The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

My New Title Tuesday recommendation, The Wonder by Emma Donoghue, is an absorbing historical novel about the Fasting Girl phenomenon that occurred in Ireland in the mid-1800s. Publisher Summary:  The Irish Midlands, 1859. An English nurse, Lib Wright, is summoned to a tiny village to observe what some are claiming as a medical anomaly or… Continue reading The Wonder by Emma Donoghue