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For book lovers who may not have time for pleasure reading when classes are in session, here are some new titles that look intriguing and should be readable within a four-day weekend. Grab a book before you go! For Fall Family Days, the library closes at 6 p.m. on Friday and is open 9-1 on Saturday.


The Rift
by Amy Susan Foster
The Rift is the first book in a new dystopian trilogy. This fast-paced, military adventure has been compared by reviewers to Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games and Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

Stumbling on Happiness
by Daniel Paul Gilbert
"Do you know what makes you happy? Daniel Gilbert would bet that you think you do, but you are most likely wrong. In his witty and engaging new book, Harvard professor Gilbert reveals his take on how our minds work, and how the limitations of our imaginations may be getting in the way of our ability to know what happiness is." -Daphne Durham, Amazon.com

Wasting Time on the Internet
by Kenneth Goldsmith
In which the author argues that "our time on the internet is not really wasted but is quite productive and creative." Take careful notes and file away for later use with parents and teachers.

Brighton
by Michael Harvey
"An extraordinary thriller—gripping, haunting, and marvelously told—about two friends growing up in a rapidly changing Boston, who must face the sins of their past in the midst of a series of brutal murders"

The Vegetarian : A Novel
by Han Kang
Translated from Korean; winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. "Before the nightmares began, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary, controlled life. But the dreams--invasive images of blood and brutality--torture her, driving Yeong-hye to purge her mind and renounce eating meat altogether. It's a small act of independence, but it interrupts her marriage and sets into motion an increasingly grotesque chain of events at home."

The Shipping News
by E. Annie Proulx
"In this touching and atmospheric novel set among the fishermen of Newfoundland, Proulx tells the story of Quoyle. From all outward appearances, Quoyle has gone through his first 36 years on earth as a big schlump of a loser... Proulx creates a simple and compelling tale of Quoyle's psychological and spiritual growth. Along the way, we get to look in on the maritime beauty of what is probably a disappearing way of life." -Amazon.com

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