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                                                                                                  July 2019

Evelyn, Adult Services Librarian

Title: How to Stop Time (2018)

Author: Matt Haig

Genre: Historical fiction, fantasy

Why you’ll love it: The protagonist’s condition of aging one year for every 15 he lives gives him a life that spans centuries, but leaves him heartbroken and alienated. A haunting tale about quantity and quality of life.

Marian, Adult Services Librarian

Title: Wabi Sabi: Japanese wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life (2018)

Author: Beth Kempton

Genre: Nonfiction, self-help

Why you’ll love it: Teaches you how to change aspects of your life by applying the Japanese concept of wabi sabi in order to see beauty in imperfection, appreciate simplicity, and accept the transient nature of all things.

Ally, Head of Information & Adult Services

Title: The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage, and a Girl Saved by Bees (2019)

Author: Meredith May

Genre: Nonfiction, memoir

Why you’ll love it: A vivid and affecting deep dive into a girlhood afflicted by depression, divorce, and longing—and recovered through a burgeoning curiosity about and appreciation for the mystery, precision, and wonder of honeybees. You, too, may be inspired to take up beekeeping!

Nancy, Outreach Services Librarian

Title: The Other Typist (2013)

Author: Suzanne Rindell

Genre: Historical fiction, suspense

Why you’ll love it: A gripping Hitchcockian psychological thriller. Rose's fascination with a new friend, Odelia, turns into a deadly obsession. Set against the backdrop of the Roaring ‘20s Prohibition era.

Tom, Information Services Librarian

Title: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. (2017)

Author: Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland

Genre: Science fiction, fantasy

Why you’ll love it: A great science fiction novel about an Earth where magic has been lost. The author writes great characters who try to create a machine to bring magic back to Earth.

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