Unique New Books to Check-Out at Strongsville Branch Library

Librarians Jennifer Niederhausen, Dona Stein, and Heather Timko bring to you three great new books to read each week. Enjoy!

Looking for something different to read? Then you should definitely check-out these three new reading selections. We hope you will enjoy them. Happy Reading!

The Fate of Mercy Alban
By Wendy Webb, February 2013, 272 pages. 

An old haunted estate on Lake Superior is the setting for this spine-tingling tale as Grace Alban and her teenage daughter try to discover the reason for her mother’s unexpected death just as she was to spill the details of a scandalous party that happened at Alban House decades before to a journalist. Was it murder or the result of a curse? Fans of VC Andrews and gothic mysteries might want to give this book a try.

A Possible Life: a Novel in Five Parts
By Sebastian Faulks, December 2012, 287 pages.

Here comes a novel that is told through five interconnected stories. All the stories have to do with war and how it has affected five soldiers and the people they are connected to. The five different stories range from 1800s France to Italy in 2029. For readers that enjoy historical fiction and short stories, this would be a great choice.

Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories
By Karen Russell, February 2013, 256 pages.

This new collection of short stories is by the Pulitzer Prize finalist of the novel Swamplandia! It features stories with very unique characters. Meet a dejected teen who thinks the universe is speaking to him through objects being left in a seagull’s nest, a group of girls being held captive in a silk factory who start to turn into human silkworms, and pair of vampires whose relationship is suddenly tested by a fear of flying. Russell is an amazing writer, and readers will enjoy this amazing collection of short stories.

Reviews brought to you each week by Librarians – Jennifer Niederhausen, Dona Stein, & Heather Timko
Adult Services Division
Strongsville Branch Library

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