February's Staff Picks

Updated: Feb 7, 2020

Looking for something new to read? Your friendly neighborhood library staff is here with a few suggestions.

 

From Amy R - A story of courage based on a true story

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

An international best-seller based on the true story of an Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor traces the experiences of a Jewish Slovakian who uses his position as a concentration-camp tattooist to secure food for his fellow prisoners.






 

From Andrea - a complex, own voices novel


Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Separated by respective ambitions after falling in love in occupied Nigeria, beautiful Ifemelu experiences triumph and defeat in America while exploring new concepts of race, while Obinze endures an undocumented status in London until the pair is reunited in their homeland 15 years later, where they face the toughest decisions of their lives.




 

From Cathy D - an eerie, gothic mystery


The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield


When her health begins failing, the mysterious author Vida Winter decides to let Margaret Lea, a biographer, write the truth about her life, but Margaret needs to verify the facts since Vida has a history of telling outlandish tales. Margaret is mesmerized by the author's tale of gothic strangeness—featuring the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess, a topiary garden and a devastating fire.


 

From Roberta - a tribute to women



Women Rowing North: Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing as We Age by Mary Pipher


The best-selling author of Reviving Ophelia presents a guide to wisdom, authenticity, and bliss for women as they age, exploring how the myriad roles and challenges of women can help promote balance and a transcendent sense of well-being.

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