The book “Finding Nouf” by author Zoe Ferraris, is the novel the Spalding Public Library’s book club members are reading this month. Zoë Ferraris’s electrifying debut of taut psychological suspense offers an unprecedented window into Saudi Arabia and the lives of men and women there. When sixteen-year-old Nouf goes missing, along with a truck and her favorite camel, her prominent family calls on Nayir al-Sharqi, a desert guide, to lead a search party. Ten days later, just as Nayir is about to give up in frustration, her body is discovered by anonymous desert travelers. But when the coroner’s office determines that Nouf died not of dehydration but from drowning, and her family seems suspiciously uninterested in getting at the truth, Nayir takes it upon himself to find out what really happened to her. He quickly realizes that if he wants to gain access to the hidden world of women, he will have to join forces with Katya Hijazi, a lab worker at the coroner’s office who is bold enough to bare her face and to work in public Their partnership challenges Nayir, as he confronts his desire for female companionship and the limitations imposed by his beliefs. Fast-paced and utterly transporting, “Finding Nouf” is a riveting literary mystery that offers an unprecedented window into Saudi Arabia and the lives of men and women there (from the publisher). Stop by the library and get your copy of this book soon!!
The Spalding Public Library has many new adult fiction audiobooks available for check out. Some of the new titles are “Three Sisters, Three Queens” by Phillipa Gregory, “One Thousand White Women” by Jim Fergus, “Pardonable Lies” by Jacqueline Winspear, “Heartbreak Hotel” by Jonathan Kellerman, “Eve” by Wm. Paul Young, “Love In A Nutshell” by Janet Evanovich, “The Old Man” by Thomas Perry, and “Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn Of The Age of Speed” a biography by John F. Ross. These audiobooks would be great to listen to as you travel in the car, semi, or even in the field in your tractor!
Join us every Thursday morning from 10:00-11:00a.m, beginning Thursday June 1st, through June 29th for lots of fun and interaction with weekly themed story readings; crafts and LOTS of books to check out! There’s no age limit. Sandy Miller will be leading this year’s summer reading program for the preschool through 2nd grade kids, and at the same time, Heidi McManaman will be leading the 3rd through 6th grade students with chapter book adventures each week! Siblings are always welcome to come as helpers for the younger kids. The goal of “Spalding’s Story Hour” is to promote the joy of shared reading. Keep an eye on the library’s Facebook page for weekly details!
Book club meeting at the library on Monday, April 3rd at 5:00p.m. We will be discussing the novel “Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir” by author, Frank McCourt.
Everyone is welcome!
Yes, there really was a Dr. Seuss. He was not an official doctor, but his prescription for fun has delighted readers for more than 60 years. Theodor (“Ted”) Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Spalding Library has many Dr. Seuss books for young and old to enjoy!
This month, Spalding Public Library’s book club is reading “A Slender Thread” by bestselling author Tracie Peterson. “A Slender Thread” is a dramatic family saga about five estranged sisters and their wise grandmother who raised them; reunited after the death of a mother they barely knew. The story weaves you through each of their lives, showing how families can be so close, yet so far apart. Driven apart by their past, can the tenuous bonds of sisterhood survive what lies ahead? Check out this book to find out the rest of the story!!
The Spalding Library has recently added many new titles to its adult fiction collection. They include author Iris Johansen’s bestselling books “Shadow Zone”, “Chasing The Night”, “Close Your Eyes”, and “Fatal Tide”. We now have more books by Catherine Coulter including “Eleventh Hour: An FBI Thriller”, “The Offer”, “Back Fire” and “Riptide”. New spellbinding thrillers include – “Find Her” and “The Survivors Club” by Lisa Gardner, and Karen Robards’ books “Hush” and “Her Last Whisper”. We also have two new books by Jeffery Deaver–“The Cold Moon” & “Roadside Crosses”.
Stop by the library and check out these new books!!
Richard Paul Evans- “Promise Me”
Amy Clipston- “A Gift Of Grace”
Margaret Daily- “Trail Of Lies”
Nicholas Sparks- “See Me”
Helen Simonson- “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand”
Barbara Kingsolver- “Pigs In Heaven”
Spalding Public Library has added many new books to their picture book selection. All of these titles plus many more are available for kids and adults to enjoy!
This month, Spalding Library’s book club members are reading “The Closers” by bestselling mystery writer Michael Connelly.
He walked away from the job three years ago. But Harry Bosch cannot resist the call to join the elite Open/Unsolved Unit. His mission: solve murders whose investigations were flawed, stalled, or abandoned to L.A.’s tides of crime. With some people openly rooting for his failure, Harry catches the case of a teenager dragged off to her death on Oat Mountain, and traces the DNA on the murder weapon to a small-time criminal. But something bigger and darker beckons, and Harry must battle to fit all the pieces together. Shaking cages and rattling ghosts, he will push the rules to the limit-and expose the kind of truth that shatters lives, ends careers, and keeps the dead whispering in the night….( from amazon.com)
Stop by the library and get your copy of this spellbinding thriller book!
We recently have added several new books to the adult fiction collection. They include John Grisham’s October 2016 released book, “The Whistler”, authors David Baldacci’s book “No Man’s Land” and Michael Connelly’s mystery novel, “The Wrong Side Of Goodbye” (a Harry Bosch Novel) both published in November of this year, and bestselling author, James Patterson’s latest book “Cross The Line”. Stop by the library and check out these new books!!