The October LibraryReads List was announced this morning, and we are very pleased to have three titles in the Top Ten. Remember, eGalleys are still available: Click to prepare for your October Readers’ Advisory.
Leaving Time: A Novel
by Jodi Picoult
Published: 10/14/2014 by Ballantine
“Leaving Time is a love story – love between mother and child, love between soulmates, and love between elephants. The story is told from a variety of narrators, all of whom are broken and lost. Jenna is searching for answers to the disappearance of her mother, and seeks the help of a retired police detective and a psychic. Alice, Jenna’s mom, disappeared after a tragic accident at the elephant sanctuary, and her work with the elephants is fascinating and touching. The book is an ode to motherhood in all its forms–the good, bad and the ugly–and it is brilliant.” —Kimberly McGee, Lake Travis Community Library, Austin, TX
Some Luck: A Novel
by Jane Smiley
Published: 10/7/2014 by Knopf
“Smiley’s latest is a love song to American farms and the people who keep them. This glorious and heartfelt novel chronicles the lives of an Iowan farm family over 30 years, beginning in 1920. Family members are born, grow, change, and die. Readers follow their triumphs and crushing losses and, along the way, learn about the evolution of farming and society in the United States. Definitely one of the best novels of 2014.” —Laurie Van Court, Douglas County Libraries, Parker, CO
The Life We Bury
by Allen Eskens
Published: 10/14/2014 by Seventh Street Books
“In this well-crafted debut novel, Joe Talbert has finally left home, but not without guilt over leaving his autistic brother in the care of his unreliable mother. A college assignment gets the young man entangled in a cold case, racing to clear the name of a Vietnam veteran. Characters with layers of suppressed memories and emotions only add to the suspenseful plot. Looking forward to more from this Minnesotan author!” —Paulette Brooks, Elm Grove Public Library, Elm Grove, WI
For more info about the program, visit LibraryReads.