bone clocks

The bone clocks / David Mitchell

This latest work is a new variation on Mitchell’s penchant for bending the traditional structure of the novel.  In Bone Clocks, each section jumps forward in time about a decade as Holly Sykes’ story develops through a series of relationships.  Throughout this stretch (from 1970’s to a collapsing world culture of 2043), we learn about […]

800 grapes

Eight hundred grapes / Laura Dave

This title was recommended to me by a library patron who was so enthusiastic that I just had to read it.  I enjoyed it enormously.  It is a story about an extended winemaking family in a state of transition.  The main character is Georgia, who in the opening pages, sees her fiancé walking down the […]

dead wake

Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania / Erik Larson

The RMS Lusitania, the largest and fastest ocean liner of its time, sank 20 minutes after U-20 torpedoed her on May 7, 1915 off the coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 of 1,959 passengers and crew.  If I wrote a book about the Lusitania, that sentence would be about it. However author Erik Larsen succeeded in spinning […]



Look for copies of these titles in the Teen Fiction Collection.  Copies may also be available in audiobook, ebook and downloadable audio formats.  Check the Library catalog for complete holdings.  2013 Winner:  In Darkness by Nick Lake In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, fifteen-year-old Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is […]


Sartorial Splendor: Books about Fashion

There’s a story behind every outfit and everyone who creates them.  Fashion can reflect our links to the past and hopes for the future.   From true stories about famous and ordinary people, to historical dramas,  enjoy these stories about clothes and the women who create them.  You’ll find books about fashion and sewing in the […]