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Anne's Top Picks

One of the best parts of our job as librarians is connecting readers with the right books. And one of our best resources in that effort is our book club coordinator Anne Brangwin. With more than 200 book clubs in five counties to keep happy, Anne prides herself on being well read across many genres of books. Starting this month, she will periodically share her reading recommendations for you in a blog post here on our website.

Here are her spring reading recommendations:

Why did Christopher Knight walk away from society and disappear into the Maine woods for 27 years? That is the question author Michael Finkel tries to answer in the book Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Life of the Last True Hermit.

 

 

 

 

 

Christina Baker Kline, who authored The Orphan Train, returns with a new novel, A Piece of the World. This fictional account of the artist Nathaniel Wyeth and his friendship with Christina Olson and her brother Al illuminates the story behind Wyeth's famous painting entitled Christina's World.

 

 

 

 

In the novel A Perfect Little World, author Kevin Wilson follows the life of Izzy and her son Cap as they participate in a study funded by an elderly billionaire.


 

 

 

 

If you are a David Baldacci fan, check out his new novel The Fix. This is the third book featuring Detective Amos Decker, who has a photographic memory and a keen sense of observation.

 

 

 

 

 

A Gentleman in Moscow is a book club favorite by author Amor Towles. Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in the Hotel Metropol after the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Follow his life for three decades as he gracefully navigates his changed circumstances.

 

 

 

 

 

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