Recommended Reads

Some of the books that are flying off the shelves right now...

CIRCE

Madeline Miller's masterful re-telling of the myth of the goddess and sorceress Circe, the mistress of transformation.  The mighty pantheon of gods and goddesses parade before as Circe discovers her true calling and as she finds she must choose between the gods from which she came or humanity which has touched her.

THE PERFECT COUPLE

THE beach read book of the summer from the mistress of beach reads, Elin Hilderbrand, THE PERFECT COUPLE.  The Otis-Winbury wedding looks to be an event to remember until tragedy strikes and everyone in the wedding party finds themselves a murder suspect.

LESS

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Andrew Greer's novel follows a not terribly successful novelist who chooses a novel way of escaping an awkward situation -- by accepting invitations to half-baked literary events around the world and finding, that while he can run, he can't hide.  A funny, funny take on the human condition.

INTO THE WATER

GIRL ON A TRAIN was a sensation and Paula Hawkins follows it with INTO THE WATER, a splendid novel of suspense and suspenseful discovery.  In the spring, a girl fell into the river and died as did later a mother of teenage girl.  In the wake of death, disturbed secrets rise to the surface and the living must cope.

THE OVERSTORY

National Book Award Winner, Richard Powers, brings a novel of passion and a paean to the natural world as nine separate characters bring us the tale of men fighting the natural world and the natural world responding.  "A monumental novel about trees and people by one of our most "prodigiously talented" (The New York Times Book Review) novelists.