March 15, 2017

Check Out These New Titles in Adult Services!

by Amor Towles
Available in: Print, eBook, eAudio, CD

Amor Towles latest novel elegantly captures early-twentieth century Russian life while also providing subtle social commentary about the larger world and the true and lasting qualities of humanity.   Funny and absorbing with a full cast of colorful characters and stylish prose, A Gentleman in Moscow adds up to a mannered and pleasant novel that aims to charm while also providing insight into way of life that is less about privilege and wealth than generosity and love. 

by Neil Gaiman
Available in: Print

Neil Gaiman’s newest book, Norse Mythology, is a witty and lively rendition of classic stories about the Norse pantheon—populated by Thor, Odin, Freya, and Loki (among others).  Gaiman’s novelistic recitation of Norse myths is a more modern storyline that spans from creation to the apocalypse, Ragnarok, and whose stories range from the absurdly funny to the more serious depictions of the underworld.  This novel is a fantastic introduction to the Norse mythos that is both entertaining and engaging.

by Emily Ruskovich
Available in: Print

Set in northern Idaho, Emily Ruskovich’s debut novel is one of the rare instances in which beautifully written prose combines with a stunning page-turner.  Told from multiple perspectives, Idaho intertwines an evocative story of one family with a beautiful homage to the physical landscape, resulting in a psychologically astute book that is a haunting observance of compassion and the triumphs of love.

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