Great New Books - a Thriller, a Tearjerker, and a Funny New Novel

Reviews of new books brought to you each week by Librarians Jennifer Niederhausen, Dona Stein, and Heather Timko. Adult Services Division, Strongsville Branch Library.

Stop in to your local library soon to stock-up on these and many more great new books. We hope you will enjoy these recommendations. Happy Reading!

An Echo Through the Snow  By Andrea Thalasinos, August 2012, 364 pages.
This debut novel with special appeal for dog lovers is an inspiring story of a young Native American woman in Wisconsin who rescues a neglected Siberian husky. They become involved in the world of competitive dogsled racing. Interspersed with this story is the history of the Chukchi people of Siberia. When Stalin’s Red Army displaced the Chukchi in 1929, many were killed and others lost their homes and their beloved Guardians—the huskies that were the soul and livelihood of their people. This is a gripping and powerful new book that many readers will enjoy.  

Love Anthony By Lisa Genova, September 2012, 320 pages.
Best selling author of Still Alice returns with a book about an accidental friendship that gives a grieving mother a priceless gift: the ability to understand the thoughts of her eight-year-old autistic son and make sense of his brief life. Fans of Jodi Picoult should stock up on tissues for this compelling tearjerker.

Love’s Winning Plays By Inman Majors, August 2012, 256 pages.
Raymond Love, a young, inexperienced coach for a Southeastern Conference football team, falls for the athletic director's daughter and joins her book club to impress her while on a motivational tour of small towns with the team's head coach. This funny smart sports novel gives readers a look into the world of college football.

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