Ah, sunshine, blue skies, summertime! And, back again at the library is the Summer Reading For Grown-Ups program. Stop at the 2nd floor Fiction Desk for details and to sign up!
Our theme this year is OH THE PLACES YOU WILL GO – WHEN YOU READ!
Those places could be another city, another state, another country, another planet, another time …
To get you started on a journey, try one of these…
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather is an oldie but goodie, where she recreates the world of immigrants on the Nebraska frontier of the late 19th century.
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan is set in Berlin and Paris in the late 1930’s. Here, a troupe of ex-pat African Americans have made it big as jazz musicians, but are now facing the threat of the rise of the Nazi party.
The Known World by Edward P. Jones transports the reader back to pre-Civil War days in Virginia and explores the lives of slaves, under the ownership of both white and black masters.
The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard Morais tells the takes you on a delicious journey from Bombay to Paris with Hassan, a man who loves to feed people.
Shantaram is an epic novel written by Gregory Roberts. In it, an escaped Australian convict finds freedom in the slums of Bombay. The author shares with the reader the sights and the sounds and the smells and the beauty of that crowded city, as well as creating a rousing adventurous tale.
The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe is a sweeping novel, set in the western states and provinces of the U.S. and Canada in the late 1800’s. There, a band of searchers join together to find a lost brother, a sister’s killer, a place in the world and much more.