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NPL Summer Reading Club Favorites

The Stepmother
The Stepmother By Adams, Carrie (Book - 2009 ) FICTION ADAMS, C. Available now View Details

Annotation:This book was so relevant for today.

Proof of Heaven
Proof of Heaven A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into the Afterlife By Alexander, Eben (Book - 2012 ) 133.9013 ALE and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:Very interesting; makes one wonder if we have different levels of consciousness.

Life After Life
Life After Life A Novel By Atkinson, Kate (Book - 2013 ) FICTION ATKINSON, K. and more… All copies in use View Details

Annotation:Really fun to read and hard to put down. Wish it would continue!

Sink Reflections
Sink Reflections FlyLady's Babystep Guide to Overcoming CHAOS By Cilley, Marla (Book - 2002 ) 640 CIL All copies in use View Details

Annotation:A great self-help book for cleaning, organizing, and living a more peaceful life.

The Black Box
The Black Box A Novel By Connelly, Michael (Book - 2012 ) MYSTERY CONNELLY, M. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:Connelly is the best U.S. mystery writer; he follows a formula but you are always surprised.

Suspect
Suspect By Crais, Robert (Book - 2013 ) MYSTERY CRAIS, R. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:A great story; good tension works for an enjoyable read.

The Persian Pickle Club
The Persian Pickle Club By Dallas, Sandra (Book - 1995 ) FICTION DALLAS, S. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:I enjoyed hearing how the women's lives connected.

The Bartender's Tale
The Bartender's Tale By Doig, Ivan (Book - 2012 ) FICTION DOIG, I. Available now View Details

Annotation:I liked the young narrator and his delight in his "listening post" and the back room full of amazing finds.

The Glassblower of Murano
The Glassblower of Murano By Fiorato, Marina (Book - 2009 ) FICTION FIORATO, M. Available now View Details

Annotation:A "must-read" if you have been to, or are going to, Venice.

Eye of the Needle
Eye of the Needle A Novel By Follett, Ken (Book - 1978 ) FICTION FOLLETT, K. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:Balances suspense, history and romance in a fast-paced read.

The Sweetness of Forgetting
The Sweetness of Forgetting By Harmel, Kristin (Book - 2012 ) FICTION HARMEL, K. Available now View Details

Annotation:An endearing story about unraveling the past and changing the future.

Escape From Camp 14
Escape From Camp 14 One Man's Remarkable Odyssey From North Korea to Freedom in the West By Harden, Blaine (Book - 2012 ) 365.45 HAR and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:A sad and gripping story.

Gentlemen and Players
Gentlemen and Players [a Novel] By Harris, Joanne (Book - 2006 ) BOOK CLUB HARRIS, J. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:Has one of the best plot twists I've ever read.

The Dog Stars
The Dog Stars By Heller, Peter (Book - 2012 ) BOOK CLUB HELLER, P. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:Written in an authentic voice.

An Eye for Murder
An Eye for Murder By Hellmann, Libby Fischer (Book - 2002 ) PAPERBACK MYSTERY HEL and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:It's hard to put this book down and the familiar locales add a lot.

Someone Knows My Name
Someone Knows My Name By Hill, Lawrence (Book - 2007 ) BOOK CLUB HILL, L. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:Captivated me from the start.

Spartacus
Spartacus The Gladiator By Kane, Ben (Book - 2012 ) FICTION KANE, B. Available now View Details

Annotation:A very fast read - action, history and excitement on every page.

The Heretic's Daughter
The Heretic's Daughter A Novel By Kent, Kathleen (Book - 2008 ) FICTION KENT, K. All copies in use View Details

Annotation:Beautifully written by a descendant of Martha Carrier.

Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black My Year in A Women's Prison By Kerman, Piper (Book - 2010 ) 365.43 KER and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:A good story that makes you feel like you are actually with the author in prison.

Turn of Mind
Turn of Mind By LaPlante, Alice (Book - 2011 ) FICTION LAPLANTE, A. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:Very unique with lots of twists and turns.

Transcending Darkness
Transcending Darkness A Girl's Journey Out of the Holocaust By Laughlin, Estelle (Book - 2012 ) 940.5318 LAU and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:Well-written and inspirational.

Salt, Sugar, Fat
Salt, Sugar, Fat How the Food Giants Hooked Us By Moss, Michael (Book - 2013 ) 613.2 MOS and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:A very informative work about the American diet.

Dear Life
Dear Life Stories By Munro, Alice (Book - 2012 ) FICTION MUNRO, A. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:Each story leaves you in anticipation of the next one.

Early Autumn
Early Autumn A Spenser Novel By Parker, Robert B. (Book - 1981 ) MYSTERY PARKER, R. Available now View Details

Annotation:Nice depiction of male bonding and mentoring.

Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nothing Gold Can Stay Stories By Rash, Ron (Book - 2013 ) FICTION RASH, R. Available now View Details

Annotation:Rash’s stories are surprising and occasionally very dark.

The Way of Kings
The Way of Kings By Sanderson, Brandon (Book - 2010 ) SCIENCE FICTION SANDERSON, B. and more… All copies in use View Details

Annotation:Intriguing start to a new series.

The Complete Persepolis
The Complete Persepolis By Satrapi, Marjane (Book - 2007 ) GRAPHIC SATRAPI, M. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:Held me enthralled while teaching me about Iran, its revolutions and its culture.

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe By Tzemach Lemmon, Gayle (Book - 2011 ) BIOGRAPHY SIDIQI, K. Available now View Details

Annotation:The hardship, hunger and dishonor the women had to bear was just inhuman.

Queen of America
Queen of America A Novel By Urrea, Luis Alberto (Book - 2011 ) FICTION URREA, L. Available now View Details

Annotation:I loved the book for the great sense of humor, myth and history.

Anthill
Anthill A Novel By Wilson, Edward O. (Book - 2010 ) FICTION WILSON, E. Available now View Details

Annotation:Wonderful characters and exceptional sense of time and place.

Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times By Worth, Jennifer (Book - 2012 ) BIOGRAPHY WORTH, J. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:A good book to read before watching the PBS show.

The Third Son
The Third Son A Novel By Wu, Julie (Book - 2013 ) FICTION WU, J. All copies in use View Details

Annotation:The storyline captivated me from the start.

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