Books You May Have Missed

This short selection of books includes titles you may have missed that are available at the Lititz Public Library.

Panic in a SuitcasePanic in a Suitcase by Yelena Akhtiorskaya
A Russian immigrant family living in Brooklyn struggles to pursue the American Dream even as they have the option of returning to their old world.

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
A newly-widowed woman with an eight-year-old daughter settles in a quiet lake resort that represents a happier time of her life.

One Kick by Chelsea Cain
A woman, who was abducted as a child, joins a weapons dealer willing to use his fortune to rescue missing children.

A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev
A Bollywood director is tasked with securing a divorce for his older brother who has not seen his bride for twenty years when she was promised to him at age four.

PerfidiaPerfidia by James Ellroy
A post-Pearl Harbor murder of a Japanese family entangles a brilliant Japanese-American forensic chemist, an adventurous woman, a future police chief and an accomplished criminal.

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
A devoted man of faith takes a mission in a faraway galaxy where he works with a seemingly friendly native population struggling with a dangerous illness.

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante
Two women – one a single mother working as a common laborer and the other a published and successful intellectual – push against society’s norms during the 1970s.

The Secret Place by Tana French
A photo pinned to a school’s bulletin board reignites the cold-case investigation of a boy who was found murdered a year earlier.

The PeripheralThe Peripheral by William Gibson
Living on her veteran brother’s benefits in a city where most available jobs are in the drug trade, a young gamer uncovers an elaborate murder scheme.

Tigerman by Nick Harkaway
About to be retired, a police sergeant is posted to a toxic, backwater, former British colony overrun with lawlessness and scheduled for evacuation and destruction.

Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson
Attempting to help an undernourished boy living with a survivalist family in the Montana wilderness leads a social worker to the center of a massive FBI manhunt.

On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee
Set in a future America where society is strictly determined by class, when the man she loves mysteriously disappears, a woman leaves the safety of her home settlement in order to search for him.

The Three-Body ProblemThe Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
During China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space and establishes contact with an alien civilization on the brink of destruction.

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride
Her brother’s childhood brain damage casts a shadow over a young woman’s relationships as she struggles to remain intact in times of trauma.

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
After she shames herself on local television, a woman reinvents herself as a fast-talking, hard-drinking rock journalist.

Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
A down-on-her-luck actress finds herself trapped on a remote island off the coast of Maine with an attractive horror novelist who knows a dozen ways to kill with his bare hands.

How to Be Both by Ali Smith
The story of a Renaissance painter intersects with the life of a modern teenage girl as she recalls the trip she and her mother made to Italy to see a fresco.

We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas
In the years following WWII, the daughter of Irish immigrant parents living in Queens, NY seeks the promise of domestic bliss and economic prosperity.

January 16, 2015