Patch Reads: Good Books for a Summer Weekend
Here are recommendations from the Strongsville Branch Library staff
Recommendations from the Strongsville Branch Library:
Are you looking for something new to read? Our shelves are stocked with lots of wonderful books. Stop in to the Strongsville Branch Library to pick up these and many more great books.
Calling Invisible Women By Jeanne Ray, May 2012, 246 pages.
After seven years, Jeanne Ray, the author of Julie and Romeo and Eat Cake, is back with another clever book about families and relationships. Middle aged Clover Hobart wakes up one morning and discovers that she is actually and literally invisible. Worse, as long as she wears clothes and makes dinner, her husband and son don’t even notice that she is missing. This is a fun, brief read that will put a smile on your face and maybe remind you to occasionally look at the other faces at the dining room table.
The Chaperone By Laura Moriarty, June 2012, 384 pages.
Only a few years before becoming a famous actress and an icon for her generation, a 15-year-old Louise Brooks leaves Wichita to make it big in New York. Much to her annoyance, she is accompanied by a 36-year-old chaperone who is neither mother nor friend. Cora Carlisle is a complicated but traditional woman with her own reasons for making the trip. She has no idea what she's in for: Young Louise, already stunningly beautiful and sporting her famous blunt bangs and black bob, is known for her arrogance and her lack of respect for convention. Ultimately, the five weeks they spend together will change their lives forever. Fans of historical fiction will find this novel featuring real and fictional characters from the 1920s Jazz Age to be captivating.
Don’t Ever Get Old By Daniel Friedman, May 2012, 294 pages.
Memorable characters and wickedly funny dialog make this debut mystery a must read for fans of Elmore Leonard. Eighty-eight-year-old Buck Schatz is a retired Memphis homicide cop and when he learns that an old enemy may have escaped Germany with a fortune in stolen gold, he hits the road with his frat-boy grandson to track down the culprit and recover the loot. Unfortunately, lots of other folks have heard the news as well, and are after the gold for themselves.
Reviews brought to you each week by librarians Jennifer Niederhausen, Dona Stein and Heather Timko, Adult Services Division .