We are thrilled to share the wonderful news that public library staff across the nation have selected three Random House titles for the April 2015 LibraryReads Top Ten list, including this month’s top pick!
At the Water’s Edge: A Novel (TOP PICK)
by Sara Gruen (Spiegel & Grau)
“Set in Loch Ness, right in the middle of WWII, a foolish group of rich Americans arrive in search of the famous monster. Narrator Maddie must make sense of the circumstances that have brought her to this wild locale. Only then can she discover the strength she needs to make her own decisions. Enjoy a delightfully intriguing cast of characters and the engaging style of storytelling that has made Gruen so popular.” —Paulette Brooks, Elm Grove Public Library, Elm Grove, WI
The Dream Lover: A Novel (#4)
by Elizabeth Berg (Random House)
“George Sand leaves her estranged husband and children to embark on a life of art in bohemian Paris. A talented writer who finds monetary and critical success, Sand adopts a man’s name, often dresses as a gentleman and smokes cigars. Through her writing, politics, sexual complexities and views on feminism, Sand is always seeking love. This novel has spurred me to learn more about George Sand, a woman truly ahead of her time.” —Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA
House of Echoes: A Novel (#7)
by Brendan Duffy (Ballantine Books)
“Eager to get out of the big city, Ben and Caroline Tierney purchase a large, old house upstate hoping to renovate it into a hotel. However, their house, called The Crofts, has a dark, mysterious past, and terrifying secrets begin to threaten the family. This wonderfully eerie and atmospheric debut novel is a great recommendation for fans of Bohjalian’s The Night Strangers and McMahon’s The Winter People.” —Sara Kennedy, Delaware County District Library, Delaware, OH
For more information about the program, or to learn how to vote for your favorite upcoming books, visit LibraryReads.org. And, don’t forget, voting for the May LibraryReads list ends 3/20/15!