The Age of Anxiety by Pete Townshend. In his debut novel, rock legend Pete Townshend explores the anxiety of modern life in a story that stretches across two generations of a London family, their lovers, collaborators, and friends. Where does madness end and creativity begin?
The Siberian Dilemma by Martin Cruz Smith. Moscow detective Arkady Renko returns in a world of corrupt Russian politics and powerful criminals. The Siberian dilemma presents itself as a choice – a quick death or a slightly slower one.
The Topeka School by Ben Lerner. The Topeka School forces you to see the dangers of being a person or a nation enthralled and bombarded by rhetoric.
Spy by Danielle Steel. Alexandra Wickham seems destined for a privileged life in England in 1939. But fate, a world war and her own rebellious personality lead her down a different path.
The Shallows (What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains) by Nicholas Carr. We all joke about how the internet is turning us, and especially our kids, into airheads incapable of independent thought. Except, it’s no joke.
Ernest Hemingway by Mary V. Dearborn. A female perspective of the influences that formed this complex man and writer.
Young Adult Fiction
The Class by Frances O’Roark Dowell. You can’t tell much about people’s insides by looking at their outsides. But the 20 kids in Mrs. Herrera’s classroom can tell you how they feel about their lives, and they do. Every. Single. One. Of. Them.
The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey. Darcy spends most of her time living in the worlds of books, but if she wants to experience her own happily-ever-after, she need to stop hiding and start living her own truth. And sometimes the truth can be messy.
Junior Easy Fiction
Pig the Tourist by Aaron Blabey. Pig was a pug and I’m sorry to say, when he went on vacation he’d cause great dismay.
One Fox; a counting book thriller by Kate Read. One famished fox with two sly eyes is on the prowl… three plump hens had better watch out!