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October LibraryReads list

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Announcing the
October 2015 

LibraryReads list!
You voted, we counted, and October's LibraryReads Favorite is:

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Kline's novel "Orphan Train" is a story of teenage Molly who is in the foster care system in Maine. Having been moved around in various homes she now finds herself at 17 and soon to be phased out of the system. She is a good student and is encouraged to go to college by her teacher but when she finds herself in trouble for stealing a library book, she has to do community service. Her boyfriend finds her a place to do the service for an elderly lady, Vivian, for whom his mother does house work. Molly and Vivian hit it off and have a common thread in their lives. Both are orphans. Molly gets Vivian to tell her story and the paper she writes about the orphan trains wins her an award. The book moves back and forth telling both Molly's story and Vivian's story.

I don't know why I waited so long to read this book. I guess I thought that I had already read it. In fact what I had read previously was the non-fiction "Orphan Trains: the story of Charles Loring Bra…

Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb

I believe that Gottlieb truly captured the essence of what life may be like for many autistic people and their families through his character Todd Aaron. Very good! I recommend this book.

Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward

As you can probably guess this novel is about an old wealthy Kentucky bourbon family and all their money, society, and marriage/affair problems a plenty.
Not my usual cup of tea but Ward's new tawdry series is a pure page turner and is steamier than Dallas, Dynasty, or Falcon Crest. Oops, I'm probably showing my age by mentioning those old TV series. Any way it is a quick read and diversion from everyday life, so enjoy.

September LibraryReads

Announcing the September 2015 LibraryReads list!
You voted, we counted, and September's LibraryReads Favorite is: The Art of Crash Landing: A Novel by Melissa DeCarlo
(Harper Paperbacks) “At once tragic and hilarious, this book is a roller coaster of a read. You'll find yourself rooting for the snarky and impulsive but ultimately lovable Mattie. At the heart of this tale is a beautifully unraveled mystery that has led Mattie to her current circumstances, ultimately bringing her to her first real home.” Patricia Kline-Millard, Bedford Public Library, Bedford, NH Like this list? Download the handouts on our website to start planning displays and driving holds! And now, the rest of the LibraryReads September Top 10: Make Me: A Jack Reacher Novel  by Lee Child