Staff Favorites: Two novels to start the year

Our newest edition of “Staff Favorites” — with book recommendations for children, teen and adult readers —  is hot off the press and on its way to your favorite branch. Here are a couple of novels included in the brochure:

One Day by David Nicholls
The classic story of boy meets girl with a twist: Where are boy and girl on the same day each year for 20 years? The answer is not always “together.” Over-confident Dexter and passionate, quirky Emma meet the night of their college graduation. What follows is a love/hate story spanning two decades in the United Kingdom. Dex and Em bumble their way through careers, relationships, love and loss, all poignantly described. If you enjoy mixing laughter with your tears and have a fondness for modern British sensibilities, One Day will, sadly, go by faster than the blink of an eye.
    ~ Season, South Park 

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Eighteen-year-old Mary Katherine (aka “Merricat”) Blackwood, her sister Constance and uncle Julian are the sole survivors of a mysterious poisoning that killed the rest of the Blackwoods years ago. Shunned by the townsfolk, they live in willful isolation until cousin Charles arrives on their doorstep and Merricat’s cosseted world is turned upside down. Returning to the theme of small town persecution she explored so expertly in The Lottery, Jackson’s final novel is a creepy, paranoiac masterpiece with a narrator that is equally fascinating and repllent. Merricat’s singular voice will haunt you long after you’ve turned the final page.
     ~ Abby, Northgate

2 thoughts on “Staff Favorites: Two novels to start the year”

  1. I just listened to the audio version (downloaded via Overdrive) of We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Creepy and perfectly narrated, a great story!

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