From James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird, comes a wise and witty novel about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting. In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .38 […]
From Fredrick Douglass’ autobiography to Toni Morrison’s masterpiece Beloved, these books are essential reading. Click for a List of Essential Black History Month Books.
Black History Month is the annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Honor their legacy by sharing these books by and about African Americans with your patrons. Click for More Books to Celebrate Black History Month. Click to Learn More About Black History […]
Two lives. Two loves. One impossible choice. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reese’s Book Club Pick One Day in December. . . “I read The Two Lives of Lydia Bird in a single sitting. What a beautiful, emotional gift Josie Silver has given us.”—Jodi Picoult Written with Josie Silver’s trademark warmth and wit, The Two […]
A mother and daughter with a shared talent for healing—and for the conjuring of curses—are at the heart of this dazzling first novel “Lush, irresistible . . . It took me into the hearts of women I could otherwise never know. I was transported.”—Amy Bloom, New York Times bestselling author of White Houses and Away Conjure Women is a sweeping story […]
From the ingenious author of Jennifer Government and Lexicon: a brilliant work of science fiction that tells the intimate tale of four people facing their most desperate hour–alone, together, at the edge of the universe. The video changed everything. Before that, we could believe that we were safe. Special. Chosen. We thought the universe was a twinkling ocean […]
Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to all the books selected for the February 2020 LibraryReads Top Ten List! Click to Prepare for Your February Readers’ Advisory. The Sun Down Motel (Hall of Fame) by Simone St. James “Another chilling ghost story from St. James, who seems to surpass the level of shiver with each […]
From the award-winning author of Station Eleven (“Ingenious.” – The New York Times), an exhilarating novel set at the glittering intersection of two seemingly disparate events-a massive Ponzi scheme collapse and the mysterious disappearance of a woman from a ship at sea. Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star hotel on the northernmost tip of […]