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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: Travel Light, Move Fast (2019)
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Genre: Memoir, biography
Why you’ll love it: In this fourth personal memoir, the author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight continues the fascinating story of her family, the Fullers of southern Africa, with focus on her larger than life late father.
Ally, Head of Information & Adult Services
Title: Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power (2019)
Author: Pam Grossman
Why you’ll love it: Part cultural history, part memoir, this exploration of our culture’s obsession with the idea of witches dives into the mystery and appeal of a longstanding historical bogeyman: a powerful woman.
Nancy, Outreach Services Librarian
Title: Disobedience (2006)
Author: Naomi Alderman
Genre: Fiction, LGBTQ
Why you’ll love it: Follows the bisexual daughter of an ultra-orthodox Rabbi in Hendon, England, who has left the community. Upon returning to attend her father's funeral, she struggles with her independence and identity in a community that holds fast to traditions and religious practices.
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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