Quirky Characters

If offbeat characters, witty dialogue and humorous plot twists describe a great summer read, try one of these novels from the Lititz Public Library.

From Here to HomeFrom Here to Home by Marie Bostwick
Two women form an unlikely kinship in the unforgettable town of Too Much, Texas.

The Dark Flood Rises by Margaret Drabble
A highly regarded expert on housing for the elderly, who is herself getting on in age, drives restlessly around England with the goal of seeing it all before she dies.

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
The Waverley sisters already have enough trouble on their hands when a strange old man appears in Bascom, North Carolina with stories that could change their lives forever.

The Vaults by Toby Ball
In a dystopian 1930s America, three men discover a mysterious file that calls into question their basic beliefs.

BeatleboneBeatlebone by Kevin Barry
In 1978, John Lennon travels to the west coast of Ireland in search of calm isolation and puts himself in the hands of a driver full of charm and dark whimsy.

The Exaggerated Murder by Josh Cook
A private investigator with deductive skills to rival Sherlock Holmes takes on the case of a missing billionaire.

The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich
Having survived the killing fields of WWI, a man starts a family in his quiet German village and with a suitcase full of sausages sets out for America where he builds a business and a singing club.

The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield
A woman sneaks back into Quinn, Montana, population 956, after leaving a trail of chaos nine years prior.

OffshoreOffshore by Penelope Fitzgerald
A mixed bag of eccentrics live in houseboats on the Battersea Reach of the Thames River

Four of a Kind by Valerie Frankel
Four moms, with children who all attend the same fashionable New York City private school, turn their monthly committee meetings into poker games where they play for intimate secrets about their lives.

Don’t Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman
A retired Memphis cop learns an old adversary may have escaped Germany with a fortune in stolen gold and decides to hunt down the fugitive and claim the treasure.

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, a man, who describes himself as a literary apothecary, prescribes novels for the hardships in life.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine : A NovelEleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
A socially awkward woman’s life completely changes when she meets the bumbling and unhygienic IT guy from her office.

That Old Ace in the Hole by Annie Proulx
A young Denver man accepts a corporate job that sends him to Texas in search of land that can be purchased for hog farms.

Straight Man by Richard Russo
The unlikely chairman of the English department at a Pennsylvania university has a complicated week.

My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith
When an author heading to an idyllic Italian town to finish a cookbook discovers his rental car reservation is missing, he accepts the unexpected offer of a bulldozer.

Kitchens of the Great MidwestKitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
A young girl grows up finding solace and salvation in the flavors of her native Minnesota, each ingredient representing a part of her journey towards becoming a star chef.

Quite a Year for Plums by Bailey White
Meet the peculiar yet lovable people who inhabit a small town in South Georgia.

June 30, 2017