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Favorite of Favorites

Post Date:12/19/2016 2:16 PM

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LibraryReads Favorite of Favorites 2016

*A New York Times Best Seller and *A USA Today Best Seller

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katrina Bivald

Librarians across the country have chosen their favorite titles of 2016. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katrina Bivald has been selected as a top ten "favorite" from an entire year's worth of books to choose from. Anyone who loves to read will enjoy this endearing story of two friends who bond over books. 

"A heartwarming tale about literature's power to transform." ― People 


2017 Sundance Film Festival Selection

*Winner of the Bellwether Prize for Fiction

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

The Prize-winning novel "Mudbound" by Hillary Jordan was recently adapted to film. It was just selected to be shown at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in January. The story is about a city-bred woman struggling to adjust to rural farm life with her husband and children. While she is attempting to make a home, her husband's brother and a sharecropper's son come to the farm. They have just returned from a war that leaves the two men deeply scarred. 

 "...beautiful debut...superbly rendered." -Publisher's Weekly


New York Times Young Adult Best Seller

The Cabin by Natasha Preston is spending its 13th week on the New York Times Best Seller list. It previously reached #1 for Young Adult E-Books. "The Cabin" is a stay up all night and read type of thriller about friends staying at a remote cabin together. 

" I love this story...had me hooked right off the bat." -An Amazon. com reader review


New York Times Best Seller

How to Read Water by Tristen Gooley is more than a necessity for life and a source of pleasure. It is also full of information if you know how to look for it. Did you know that you can find north by looking at puddles? Were you aware that waves are an excellent indicator of future weather? This fascinating guide will teach you that and much more. 

 “Mr. Gooley misses little in his paean to Earth’s most abundant resource. . . . He starts small, at a mud puddle watching ripples fan out from a pebble drop, and ends big, in the frigid reaches of the Arctic Sea. Along the way he asks and answers many questions. If you like water, as I do, you will learn a lot.”—The Wall Street Journal 

“Gooley is your man. . . . With unflappable practicality, he shares simple ways to understand your surroundings, whether you’re beside a stream or on the open sea at night, without instruments.”—Discover 


Indie Book Award Winner

A Deadly Affection by Cuyler Overholt

Dr. Summerford takes pains to get to know her patients well. Her job is a matter of pride for her. When a client of accused of a gruesome murder, she starts to doubt her abilities and herself. She wonders if she could have somehow provoked the incident that occurred. 

"this superb debut reflects the author's impeccable research with its portrait of turn-of-the-century New York City. Discussion questions at the end focusing on women's rights make this a solid book club choice."-Library Journal, Starred Review


January Indie 2017 Pick

Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis

He has a lovely family. He holds a respected position in the community as a professor. What would cause him to suddenly snap and destroy it all? Or if he didn't do it, then why is he running? These are the questions for which Sergeant De Marco must get answers.

 "...a suspenseful, literary thriller that will resonate with readers long after the book is finished. A terrific choice.." - Library Journal, Starred Review 

*available January 10th

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