I may romanticize the profession, but being a librarian seems like the perfect job. Librarians get to spend their days in a quiet setting, surrounded by books (Does anything smell as good as a book?), interacting with other bibliophiles, and indulging reading passions among the stacks (once their work is done, of course). My small town of 24,000 people is lucky enough to have a beautiful and creatively run public library. I was curious what books my local librarians would recommend for my to-be-read pile, and the staff of New Jersey’s Cranford Public Library was happy to share their compelling and diverse suggestions, all of which I can’t wait to read.
P.S. Ask your local librarians for recommendations and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what they say.
For fans of “The Walking Dead”
While “The Walking Dead” hero Rick Grimes and his gang are keeping hope alive but losing their grip fast after a zombie apocalypse, STATION ELEVEN’s Kirsten Raymonde and her band, the Symphony, have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive after a mysterious pandemic has ravaged civilization.
This widely acclaimed novel brilliantly recasts the fairy tale Snow White as a story of family secrets, race, beauty, and vanity. It boldly confronts the tyranny of the mirror to ask how much power surfaces really hold.
Two half-sisters are separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. HOMEGOING traces the descendants who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and 300 years of history, each life indelibly drawn.