This week’s book selections will appeal to fans of historical fiction, comedic novels, and traditional mysteries. If you are a reader in one of these categories, than you must visit your local library to check-out one of these new books.
Band of Sisters
By Cathy Gohlke, September 2012, 400 pages.
It is 1910, and Maureen O’Reilly and her sister flee Ireland in search of safety, liberty, and opportunity in New York City. When they arrive, Maureen learns that their benefactor has died, and his family is refusing to take them in. Maureen finds employment in a prominent Manhattan department store, only to discover the elegant facade hides a dangerous secret. Maureen finds that she will need to stand against injustice and fight for the lives of a growing band of sisters. Fans of historical fiction will enjoy this new novel.
Care of Wooden Floors
By Will Wiles, October 2012, 295 pages.
House-sitting at the ultra-modern apartment of a composer friend in a glum Eastern European city, a British copywriter accidentally spills wine on the apartment's priceless wooden floor and endures a psychologically disastrous week of perfectionist repair and maintenance. Fans of British author P.G. Wodehouse will enjoy this funny comedic debut novel.
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
By Robin Sloan, October 2012, 288 pages.
After a layoff during the Great Recession sidelines his tech career, Clay Jannon takes a job at a bookstore in San Francisco, and soon realizes that the establishment is a facade for a strange secret. Clay starts to investigate, but once he brings his findings to Mr. Penumbra, it turns out the secrets extend far outside the walls of the bookstore. Originally published as a short story for Kindle on Amazon.com, readers will be pleased with this fun new mystery novel.
Reviews brought to you each week by Librarians – Jennifer Niederhausen, Dona Stein, & Heather Timko
Adult Services Division
Strongsville Branch Library