And the Titles Keep Coming! What We Read in Week 6.

AWARD WINNERS

  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
CUSTOMER PICKS

  • At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks
  • A Vineyard in Tuscany: A Wine Lover’s Dream by Ferenc Mate
  • Strength-Based Nursing Care: Health and Healing for Person and Family by Laurie N. Gottlieb
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
  • The Other Story by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
  • Ring of Fire by Eric Flint
  • Shadow Child by Beth Powning
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank
BEACH READS

  • Crystal Cove by Lisa Kleypas
  • Written By My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon
  • Sisters by Danielle Steel
  • Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters
HISTORICAL FICTION

  • Palace of Desire by Naguib Mahfouz
NOT JUST FOR TEENS

  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
SENSE OF PLACE

  • Right of Thirst by Frank Huyler
  • Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
STAFF PICKS

  • Practical Jane by Trevor Cole
  • Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE

  • Me, Myself and Prague by Rachael Weiss
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Staff Book Review: The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley

 

FirebirdCanadaA modern-day romance (with a bit of a paranormal element) unfolds alongside the story of Anna–a young girl whose adventures take her across Europe at he time of Catherine the Great.  Interesting combination of history, romance and a good story. 7/10

reviewed by Shelley M.

 

Be sure to see Susanna Kearsley when she visits St. Albert Public Library for STARFest Readers Festival on October 18, 2014.  See starfest.ca for more information.

The Reading is still alive in Week Five!

AWARD WINNERS

  • Let The Right One In by John Lindquist
  • Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
  • 419 by Will Ferguson
  • The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
  • Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
CUSTOMER PICKS

  • Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies by Joshua Waldman
  • Reworking Retirement by Freeman and Gorman
  • The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan C. Bradley
  • Why Does My Dog Do That? by Sophie Collins
  • My Soul To Keep by Rachel Vincent
  • The Purchase by Linda Spalding
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  • Seawitch by Kat Richardson
  • Gabriel’s Redemption by Sylvain Reynard
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • M is for Malice by Sue Grafton
  • People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Fables Vol.1 by Bill Willingham
  • N is for Noose by Sue Grafton
  • John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster by Sam Amirante and Danny Brodenick
BEACH READ

  • The Thief by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
  • Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich
CANADIAN

  • Into the Abyss by Carol Shaben
MYSTERIES AND THRILLERS

  • The Dinner by Herman Koch
  • Mercedes by Stephen King
  • Deadly Appearances by Gail Bowen
NOT JUST FOR TEENS

  • My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent
  • Countdown by Michelle Rowan
ROMANCE

  • Fall From India Place by Samantha Young
SENSE OF PLACE

  • The Woman from Paris by S. Montefiore
  • Groom for Greta by Anna Schmidt
  • The Fine Color of Rust by P.A. O’Reilly
  • The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
  • Tenth of December by George Saunders