Did you miss some of the most recommended novels of the summer? They are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Set in Afghanistan in 1953, a boy and his sister live with their father and step-mother in a small village, caring for one another through the struggles of daily life.
The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls
After their mother dies, two sisters are sent to live with their uncle in the decaying Virginia mansion that’s been in their family for generations.
The Son by Philipp Meyer
Captured by the Comanche at age 13, a boy adapts to his new life by becoming a hunter and warrior but later returns to the white world as a Texas Ranger and rancher in a family saga that follows the history of Texas.
Fin & Lady by Cathleen Schine
In 1964, an eleven-year-old boy leaves the family dairy farm and moves to Greenwich Village with his glamorous, careless older sister.
TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
Four generations of women interact with pioneers of aviation, political leaders and Irish peace activists in a novel that spans 150 years.
The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan
This story links the lives of four couples who come to own one diamond ring over several decades, and the 1940s career woman who wrote the most famous diamond sales campaign slogan.
A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
Returning to any idyllic Rhode Island oceanfront community for the summer of 1938, a New York socialite is devastated by the appearance of her newly married ex-fiancé and her former best friend.
Ladies’ Night by Mary Kay Andrews
Cut off from her palatial home and checking account after an act of post-divorce rage forces her attend court-mandated group therapy, a rising media star bonds with three fellow patients.
Big Brother by Lionel Shriver
When her massively overweight brother, once a slim New York jazz pianist, comes for a visit, a woman is forced to choose between her exercise-fanatic husband and her brother, who needs her support in losing weight.
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Horror story follows a young woman from childhood to motherhood and her battles with an ageless child abductor who lures youngsters to an amazing and terrifying playground.
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani
In the 1930s a fifteen-year-old girl strives to be accepted when she is exiled to en exclusive equestrian boarding school after a tragic incident.
Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen
Surprising, wacky characters populate this novel about a former police officer working as a Health Inspector who tries to prove a murder occurred and win back his old job.
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Envisioning a summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, a Chinese-American woman is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that strongly opposes their son’s relationship with an American girl.
Visitation Street by Ivy Pachoda
In a blue-collar dockside Brooklyn neighborhood, two teens disappear after taking a raft onto the Hudson River.
Claudia Silver to the Rescue by Kathy Ebel
Overwhelmed by her unemployment and estrangement from her bohemian Brooklyn family, a young woman’s misstep leads to a disastrous love affair that disrupts three families.
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Originally published on August 30, 2013 in the Lititz Record Express.