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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

What's on Your Librarian's Shelf? Great Falls Reads

Ever wondered what that friendly librarian at your local library is reading? Take a peek below to see titles that have staff at Great Falls excited this month. See something intriguing? Click on the title to find out more. Take a minute to let us know what has you excited as well, either in the comments below or in a branch. We always have time to share a really great book!



The Last Days of Night
by Graham Moore. Part legal thriller and part love triangle, the story of the intense battle between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse over the invention of the lightbulb is told from the perspective of Westinghouse’s inexperienced young lawyer.  - Lynn Anderson

Voices by Arnaldur Indridason. It is a few days before Christmas, and someone has killed Santa- oops!  The story takes place at the Grand Hotel in downtown Reykjavik, and there is no shortage of suspects between the hotel staff and the visiting international hotel guests. This is the third book in the popular series that started with the book Jar City. - Sandy Souleles

The Frozen Hours by Jeff Shaara. This is a novel about the Korean War, specifically the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, and the egotism of MacArthur. - Fredda Ruppenthal



All Rights Reserved
by Gregory Scott Katsoulis. Speth is turning fifteen, and that means it’s time for her to start paying up for every word she speaks and every gesture she makes. Two seconds of screaming will cost her $1.98 while a word like supplication will cost $32. What will be the cost of Speth’s vow of silence and can she afford to resist her society’s oppressive norms? - Hallie Jackson

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. A Pulitzer winner about three generations of the Stephanides family from Greece to Detroit to Germany. At the same time serious and funny, every day and out-there, told by an intersex narrator named Cal. - James Cullen



Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life
by Dani Shapiro. After a patron returned this book, I checked it out hoping I would feel less guilty about not writing for days and struggling to write in general. Dani Shapiro shares thoughtful lessons she has learned as a writer and a teacher in the hopes of making a connection with her family, friends and fellow writers.  - Michelle Pepino

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout. For fans of My Name is Lucy Barton. Strout expands the lives of peripheral, hometown people mentioned in My Name is Lucy Barton in a series of short stories, separate, yet gently woven together. They form a hymn to life, certainly laced with sadness but great wisdom as well. - Lois Glick

Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L. Rosen. If you’re in need of a few hours of pure charm with a dash of laughter as well as tears, download this book. With the lightest of touches and a witty, perceptive eye, Rosen traces the dress, “borrowed” from Bloomingdale’s for nine different occasions with momentous results. - Lois Glick

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