Librarians blog about the books we love right now.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Here is what our staff recently enjoyed reading.
Betsy and Heather recommend Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick. Two stories weave back and forth, one told in prose and the other in pictures as two children search for what is missing in their lives. Ultimately they find they need to be open to the wonders of the world.
Helene enjoyed The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno by Ellen Bryson. It's an enchanting love story set in P. T. Barnum's American Museum in 1865 New York City. The main character, Bartholomew, is The World's Thinnest Man.
Karen liked The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok. This is Mira's memoir. Her mother is a homeless, schizophrenic whom she has been estranged from for seventeen years. After a car accident affects Mira's memory, her mother's diaries and letters allow her to build a memory palace and regain pieces of her childhood.