Are you looking for something to read this summer? New author? Break out of your comfort zone? Here are a few suggestions:
And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman (FIC LIP and OverDrive)
The owner of an escort service must disappear from her life when the murderer she secretly sent to prison is released and may discover he is her child’s father.
The Andalucian Friend: A Novel by Alexander Söderberg (OverDrive)
Nurse Sophie Brinkmann’s life changes when one of her patients turns out to be a crime syndicate leader.
The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs (FIC WIG and OverDrive)
Tess Delaney authenticates antiques for an auction house until the pull of a family she didn’t know she had, takes her to an estate in a small town in California.
The Art Of Fielding : A Novel by Chad Harbach (OverDrive)
A college baseball star launches a routine throw that inadvertently changes the lives of five people, including the college president.
The House Girl by Tara Conklin (FIC CON and OverDrive)
Lena Sparrow, a lawyer in contemporary New York, finds secrets and questions in the art world and her family when she searches for a descendant of a pre-Civil War runaway slave.
Lovers Dictionary by David Levithan (FIC LEV)
Two lovers live out the story of their relationship through short dictionary excerpts written in provocative and captivating prose, providing a visceral look at love.
The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg (FIC ATT)
Two siblings with very different personalities attempt to control their mother’s food obsession and massive weight gain after their father walks out.
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (FIC SLO)
When a website designer on the night shift at a San Francisco bookstore begins to notice mysterious patterns, he uses technological wizardry to decode a secret message.
The Paris Wife: A Novel by Paula McLain (FIC MCL and OverDrive)
Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, Ernest and Hadley Hemingway set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively, volatile group.
Pure by Julianna Baggott (FIC BAG)
In a post-apocalyptic world, Partridge, a “Pure”, leaves the Dome to search for his missing mother and meets Pressia, a survivor with a doll’s head fused onto her hand.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (FIC SIM)
Sparks fly when a socially maladroit, marriage-minded geneticist helps a quirky barmaid find her biological father, and slowly realizes that this Ms. Wrong might be Right for him.
Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (FIC IVE)
In 1920s Alaska, a childless couple builds a girl made of snow who seemingly comes to life.
Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan (616.8 CAH and OverDrive)
A young New York Post reporter struggles for a month with a rare autoimmune disease that attacks her brain.
Far from the tree : parents, children and the search for identity by Andrew Solomon (362.4 SOL)
Years of interviews provide insights into parenting and how genetic differences fundamentally challenge individuals and families, personal identity, and nurturing acceptance.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (155.2 CAI and OverDrive)
The proudly introverted author investigates differences between extroversion and introversion, portrays the lives of successful introverts, and argues that extroversion has been unfairly valued in our society.
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown (797.12 BRO)
The Boys in the Boat celebrates the 1936 U.S. men’s Olympic eight-oar rowing team—nine working class boys who stormed the rowing world, transformed the sport, and galvanized the attention of millions of Americans.
Son of a Gun by Justin St. Germain (364.15 ST and OverDrive)
Tombstone, Arizona, September 2001. Debbie St. Germain’s death, apparently at the hands of her fifth husband, is a passing curiosity. “A real-life old West murder mystery,” the local TV announcers intone, while barroom gossips snicker cruelly. But for her twenty-year-old son, Justin St. Germain, the tragedy marks the line that separates his world into before and after.