What We're Reading Winter 2017


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The other "Underground" book with a lot of buzz. Part thriller, part counterfactual history – it’s modern day America, but the Civil War never took place, and slavery still exists in part of the country. All together, more than the sum of its parts and a great read.

-Ginger Hawkins,
Patrick Henry Library

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When Betsy Lerner goes home to help her elderly mother recover from surgery, she spends time with her mother's bridge club, a group of women who have been playing bridge together every Monday for more than 50 years. As she gets to know the women and learns about their lives and relationships, she gains a new appreciation for their generation and for her own mother. And oh yes, she learns to play bridge too.

- Ellen Bottiny,
Tysons-Pimmit Library
 
This book addresses the whodunit question in spades. George Clare, a professor comes home to find his wife murdered and their 3-yr-old roaming at large. How could this happen in an uneventful rural New York town? This riveting story spirals backward through the lives of the small community. At once, it's tender, chilling and insightful as to why people love with such abandon and purpose - and the debris left in their wake.

- Lois Glick,
Great Falls Library

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One hundred years before the events in A Game of Thrones, follow a hedge knight and his squire around Westeros as they enter tournaments, fight for justice alongside lords and try to stay alive after a dispute with Targaryen royalty.

- James Cullen,
Great Falls Library


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Living in Paris as bureau chief for the New York Times, the author writes about life on one of Paris's most colorful and historical streets, the Rue des Martyrs. Full of characters, food and historical anecdotes, this is a must read for any Francophile.

- Ellen Bottiny,
Tysons-Pimmit Library
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300 Taliban. 50 U.S. Army cavalrymen. A harrowing 14 hour battle for control of Command Outpost Keating as told by a Medal of Honor recipient.

- Hallie Jackson,
Great Falls Library
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Hisham Matar’s father was one of Qaddafi’s most outspoken opponents and was forced to flee Libya for their safety. His father is kidnapped from the family’s home in Egypt and thrown in a Libyan prison. The family hears nothing from him over the next two decades. After Qaddafi’s fall, Matar returns to Libya in search of all his family has lost.

- Ginger Hawkins,
Patrick Henry Library


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The second of Ferrante's Neopolitan novels. This is the poignant story of two young women whose friendship is tested by the complexities of facing differing opportunities and choices as new adults.

- Denise Dolan,
George Mason Library
  
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A sardonic graphic artist finds herself disconnected from her own life, neglecting her husband and son and the book she's been assigned to write, until a series of odd events jolts her out of her ennui.

- Suzanne Lapierre,
Fairfax City Library

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