Fiction Posts

Fiction Book Review: Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

Have you ever wondered what if your life took a different path? Laura Barnett’s debut novel, The Versions of Us, plays with the concepts of destiny and fate by offering three different versions of romantic love over a period of 50 years. Jim Taylor...

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Graphic Novel Review: Our Expanding Universe by Alex Robinson

How does time change friendships? Masterful graphic novelist Alex Robinson explores the tension that drives transformation in Our Expanding Universe. Fluid lines and natural-sounding dialogue unfolds the challenges of five thirtysomething New...

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Fiction Book Review: The Nest by Cynthia D. Sweeney

Cynthia Sweeney’s debut novel, The Nest, is a fast-moving family drama that is full of heart. The Plumb siblings, Leo, Jack, Bea and Melody, were promised an inheritance by their late father when the youngest sister reached her 40th birthday. Over...

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5 Books to Celebrate National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month, a time for aspiring (and established writers) to use their creativity and enthusiasm to craft a 50,000 word novel in one month. Don’t have time to write a novel in one month?  Try reading one of these...

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Fiction Book Review: Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capo Crucet

Jennine Capo Crucet’s debut novel, Make Your Home Among Strangers, is a moving coming-of-age story. Cuban-American Lizet is the first in her family to attend college. While Miami-raised Lizet struggles to adjust to college life at an elite...

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Fiction Book Review: Blue Stars by Emily Gray Tedrowe

Blue Stars by Emily Gray Tedrowe is a nuanced depiction of military families and their unique struggles. Ellen Silverman is an English professor in Madison, Wisconsin. She is also the guardian of Michael, a young man who enlists in the military in...

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Fiction Book Review: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Ani FaNelli seems to have the perfect life – a glamourous job at a woman’s magazine in New York City and a rich handsome fiancé - but beneath the glittering façade, Ani’s dark past lurks and threatens to destroy her. The action moves between the...

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Fiction Book Review: The Lullaby of Polish Girls by Dagmara Dominczyk

Dagmara Dominczyk’s The Lullaby of Polish Girls is an engaging book about contemporary Polish-American identity and an ideal book to read in honor of the library’s celebration of Polish culture this May. The story centers around three friends, Anna...

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Fiction Book Review: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

The Paying Guests is an absorbing work of historical fiction with well-developed characters and a slow building sense of dread. The story opens in 1922 when genteel spinster Frances Wray and her mother are forced to take in lodgers (referred to as “...

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Fiction Book Review: Disgruntled

Disgruntled by Asali Solomon is a powerful coming of age story. Kenya Curtis is different from most of her classmates in 1980s West Philadelphia. She celebrates Kwanzaa, not Christmas, and she is not allowed to eat pork. Her parents, Johnbrown and...

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