April 8, 2019

BAPL Community Picks: Karen Samuels

Karen Samuels has written several books about local history but is a voracious reader of fiction as well.  Karen says “I prefer to spend a couple of hours a day reading mysteries, science fiction, humor, satire…all sorts of good books.” Here is a list of some of her recent favorites — come find them on a special display at the Main Library. Thanks for the recommendations, Karen!

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach, Little, Brown and Co., 2011

The Crime Writer: A Novel by Jill Dawson, Harper Perennial, 2017

Baby Teeth: A Novel by Zoje Stage, St. Martin’s Press, 2018

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel by Gail Honeyman, Penguin Books, 2017

The Girls by Emma Cline, Random House,  2016

Gone So Long: A Novel by Andre Dubus III, W. W. Norton & Company, 2018

Libra by Don DeLillo, Penguin, 1988

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, Hachette, 2013

The Music Shop: A Novel by Rachel Joyce, Random House, 2018

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus, Random House, 2017

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, 2019

Social Creature: A Novel by Tara Isabelle Burton, Doubleday, June 5, 2018

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, Random House, 2011

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, 2016

The Vacationers by Emma Straub, Penguin,  2014

We Were the Lucky Ones: A Novel by Georgia Hunter, Penguin Books, 2017

What the Dead Know: A Novel by Laura Lippman, William Morrow, 2009

The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud, Knopf, 2013


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