Weighing in at over 500 pages each, these novels offer the promise of an engrossing literary journey. They are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.
2666 by Roberto Bolano
An American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist and a teenage student interact in an urban community on the U.S.-Mexico border where hundreds of young factory workers have disappeared.
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Arriving in New Zealand in 1866 to seek his fortune in the goldfields, a man finds himself drawn into a series of unsolved crimes.
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
A young artist pulls off a great escape and smuggles himself out of Nazi-occupied Prague with plans of making big money in New York City.
The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
Graduating from the London School of Medicine for Women in 1900, a young doctor attempts to establish herself in the East End by providing services to disadvantaged patients.
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
Five interrelated families – American, German, Russian, English and Welsh – move through the dramas of WWI, the Russian Revolution and the struggle for women’s suffrage.
Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
Preparing to fight in China’s 19th century Opium Wars, an assortment of sailors, stowaways and convicts establish family-like ties on a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean.
City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg
In 1976, a New York detective tries to figure out what the heirs to a great fortune, two suburban teens and an obsessive magazine reporter have to do with a shooting in Central Park.
The Killing by David Hewson
Looking forward to her last day with the Copenhagen police, a detective’s retirement plans are put on hold as she leads the murder investigation of a nineteen-year-old student.
The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro
A renowned pianist, poised to give the most important performance of his life, finds himself diverted on a series of cryptic and infuriating errands that provide him with vital clues to his past.
11/22/63 by Stephen King
A man travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President Kennedy.
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
A sixteen-year-old American girl discovers a mysterious book and letters from her father’s student days at Oxford and becomes the latest in a series of historians to investigate the legacy of Vlad the Impaler.
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Henry VIII turns to political advisor Thomas Cromwell to help win an annulment of his twenty-year marriage so he can marry Anne Boleyn and provide England with a male heir.
Sashenka by Simon Montefiore
In early 20th century Russia, a woman becomes caught up in the revolutionary fervor destined to bring down the czar.
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
In a Tokyo suburb and young man searching for his wife and her missing cat encounters a bizarre group of allies and adversaries.
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
What does the death of a student Dublin student have to do with a friend who is determined to open a portal into a parallel universe using ten-dimensional string theory?
January 1, 2016