A lucky number leads to great fiction and nonfiction reading from the Lititz Public Library.
One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment by Mei Fong (nonfiction)
In 1980, leaders hoped the one-child policy would help China’s poorest people and increase global stature, but three decades later the country is faced with a vastly diminished supply of young workers.
Two Can Play by Kate Kessler (fiction)
A criminal psychologist is hired by the prosecution to help prepare the trial of a nineteen-year-old serial murderer, but when the killings continue authorities begin to wonder if the teen had a partner.
Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission by Bret Baier (nonfiction)
In January 1961, our president warned the nation against the dangers of elevating partisanship, excessive government budgets, the expansion of the military-industrial complex and the creeping political power of special interests.
Four-Letter Words: and Other Secrets of a Crossword Insider by Michelle Arnot (nonfiction)
Crossword puzzle expert and champion shares fascinating facts and surefire tips for puzzle solving.
Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford by Clint Hill (nonfiction)
A Secret Service agent reflects on his seventeen years protecting the most powerful men in the nation and navigating critical points like the Cold War era, the Cuba Missile Crisis, assassinations, the Vietnam War and resignations.
Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty (fiction)
Set on a lone ship in space, the clones of a murdered crew must find the killer before another strike.
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli (nonfiction)
Seven short lessons guide readers through Einstein’s theory of general relativity, quantum mechanics, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, elementary particles, gravity and the nature of the mind.
Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave (fiction)
Just weeks before her wedding, a woman discovers her beloved finance has been keeping an explosive secret.
Nine Island by Jane Alison (fiction)
After decades of disasters with men, a woman living in a lush glass tower overlooking Miami Beach contemplates abandoning romantic love and begins translating Ovid’s magical stories.
Ten Guns from Texas by William W. Johnstone (fiction)
Delivering 100 head of cattle to Texas, a man finds lawless teams of fence cutters rampaging across grazing land in the name of an eastern land company.
The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O’clock Lady by Susan Wittig Albert (fiction)
A telephone switchboard operator is found strangled and there may be a connection to some skullduggery at the local Civilian Conservation Corps camp.
The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by David Rosenfelt (fiction)
A defense lawyer takes the case of a long-time friend with a zoning problem, but before he can settle her case, the neighbor who registered the complaint turns up dead.
Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann (fiction)
A story collection includes the title novella in which an octogenarian retired judge’s musings on his life are interrupted by police updates about his murder later that afternoon.
Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich (fiction)
A bounty hunter and her motley companions become entangled in an adventure involving the town’s premier funeral home and a family pot roast.
The Fight for Fifteen: The Right Wage for a Working America by David Rolf (nonfiction)
Combining history and economics, the author makes an informed case for a national $15 per hour minimum wage as the only practical solution to reversing a decades-old slide toward becoming a low-wage nation.
April 7, 2017