Humorous Fiction

From subtly humorous to downright wacky, enjoy the simple pleasure of a funny novel. These books are available at the Lititz Public Library.

Recipe for DisasterRecipe for Disaster by Stacey Ballis
When a young woman’s close-to-perfect life falls apart, a mysterious cookbook provides delicious food and life lessons.

The Relic Master by Christopher Buckley
In 1517, the ill-conceived plan to sell a phony shroud to an important Cardinal puts a relic hunter in the company of mercenaries on a quest to steal Europe’s most celebrated relic.

Repo Madness by W. Bruce Cameron
On probation after serving time for murder, a former college football star’s life seems on track until his job repossessing cars becomes in jeopardy and he hears he may not have committed a murder after all.

A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan
When her husband loses his job, a young mother happily takes a position at a start-up and is content until her father gets sick, marriage troubles arise and her babysitter quits.

Riot Most UncouthRiot Most Uncouth by Daniel Friedman
In 1807, Lord Byron puts his deductive skills to use by investigating the murder of a young woman in a local boarding house.

Terms and Conditions by Robert Glancy
After losing his memory in a car crash, a lawyer slowly remembers his family and begins to search for a more meaningful life.

The Yid by Paul Goldberg
In 1953 Moscow, an old man undertakes a plot to assassinate Stalin before he can put into motion his final plans to rid the country of Jews.

Close to You by Kara Isaac
A disgraced scholar, making a living with tours through New Zealand’s Lord of the Rings sites, meets a struggling entrepreneur accompanying his Tolkien-fan great-uncle on a three-week vacation.

The Intern's HandbookThe Intern’s Handbook by Shane Kuhn
An elite intern placement agency doubles as a network of assassins-for-hire, taking down high-profile executives.

Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves by Dave Lowry
On his drive home after being kicked out of college, a young man picks up a mysterious woman at a rest stop and accompanies her to St. Louis where they get jobs in a Chinese restaurant and run into gangsters.

Good at Games by Jill Mansell
Romantic musical chairs leads a young woman to an accidental engagement with the local town hero.

The Mathematician’s Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer
Preparing to mourn the death of their mother, a famous math professor rumored to have solved a million-dollar-prize math problem, a family is overrun by mathematicians vowing to do whatever it takes to find the solution.

Today Will Be DifferentToday Will Be Different by Maria Semple
A woman’s plan to take on the little things in her messy life goes totally awry when her little boy gets sick, her husband takes a day off from work and a colleague’s memory reveals a buried family secret.

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
Returning to her Ohio home when her father falls ill, a New York magazine editor confronts challenges in the form of her sisters’ antics, a creepy cousin’s unwanted attentions and the infuriating standoffish manners of a handsome neurosurgeon, in a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice.

The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Scott Stambach
Two teens, residents of a hospital for gravely ill children in Belarus, form a romantic bond and a reason to reason to live.

The Ghost Apple by Aaron Thier
A colorful collection of documents, including tourism pamphlets, blog posts, slave narratives and personal correspondence, reveal a crisis in a New England college originally founded as a free school for Native Americans.

October 21, 2016