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If you like “Normal People” by Sally Rooney…

Perhaps you binge-watched the critically-acclaimed 12 episode Hulu series “Normal People”, and are eager to read the equally acclaimed novel of the same name by Sally Rooney.

While you are waiting for your turn with the ebook or eaudio,  Penguin Random House Morning Book Buzz suggests you may like the following readalikes:

Cover image for White fur :White Fur : a novel by Jardine Libaire (2017)

When Elise Perez meets Jamey Hyde on a desolate winter afternoon, fate implodes, and neither of their lives will ever be the same. Although they are next-door neighbors in New Haven, they come from different worlds. White Fur follows them as they wander through Newport mansions and East Village dives, WASP yacht clubs and lower Manhattan, fighting the forces determined to keep them apart.  Also available in ebook format.

 

Cover image for Single, carefree, mellow :Single, carefree, mellow: stories by Katherine Heiny (2015)

A collection of ten stories is filled with unwelcome house guests, disastrous birthday parties, needy but loyal friends, betrayal, jealousy, and flirtatious older men, and takes readers on a guided tour of the human heart.

 

 

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You Think It, I’ll Say It:  stories by Curtis Sittenfeld (2018)

“In crisp, surprising language, these ten stories from novelist Sittenfeld (Eligible) put couples’ foibles under the spotlight, offering damning details of banality to show how the slog of daily living knocks idealized romance out of its misleading No. 1 spot as the goal of pairing up” –Beth Andersen (Reviewed 01/01/2018) (Library Journal, vol 143, issue 1, p94) Also available in ebook & eaudio format.

 

The Margot Affair by Sanaë LemoineThe Margot Affair by Sanaë Lemoine  (June, 2020)

The secret daughter of a French politician and a famous actress drops the startling revelation that will shatter her family in this beguiling debut novel of intrigue and betrayal. Will also be available in ebook format.

 


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Author Event: Nancy Thayer

Author Event:  Nancy Thayer

Tuesday Jun 5, 2018   6:30 PM  –  7:30 PM

Please join us as we welcome Nancy Thayer back to the Nevins Library!  She will be talking about her latest book:  A Nantucket Wedding.

About the book:

A few years after losing her beloved husband, Alison is doing something she never thought she would do again: getting married. While placing the finishing touches on her summer nuptials, Alison is anxious to introduce her fiancé, David, to her grown daughters: Felicity, a worried married mother of two, and Jane, also married but focused on her career. The sisters have a somewhat distant relationship and Alison hopes that the wedding and the weeks leading up to the ceremony will give the siblings a chance to reconnect, as well as meet and get to know David’s grown children.

As the summer progresses, it is anything but smooth sailing. Felicity stumbles upon a terrible secret that could shatter her carefully cultivated world. Jane finds herself under the spell of her soon-to-be stepbrother, Ethan, who is as charming as he is mysterious. And even Alison is surprised (and slightly alarmed) by her new blended family. Revelations, intrigue, resentments—as the Big Day approaches, will the promise of bliss be a bust?

Books will be available for purchase.  Refreshments will be provided.

 To register for this event, CLICK HERE.  For more information, contact Fran or Sarah at   978-686-4080 x20 or  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org


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Romance Author Panel

Nevins Library presents

Saturday February 3rd, 2018  1pm-3pm

Love is in the air, and in the library!  Come and meet a panel of wonderful romance authors, here to talk about their latest books!  We can fall in love with their characters, get swept away by their settings, and ask the eternal question:  Will they or won’t they?

Scheduled to appear:

Loreen Augeri:  The author of three historical romance novels, she will be talking about her most recent book: Not a Gentleman.  In this book, Nicholas has captured Juliana in order to deliver her to her betrothed, but their hearts are reaching for each other instead.

Patricia Barletta:  The second book in her Auriano Curse series, Moon Shadow, finds Antonio, Duke of Auriano is on his way to Paris to visit his sister, but when a highwayman steals the moonstone pendant that curbs the devastating effects of the family curse, he vows to find the thief and retrieve what is his. When Solange Delacroix steals from the handsome stranger her precarious life tips into spiral of danger.

J.B. Mullins:  Her debut is titled Dear, and this is where we meet Amanda and Steven.  These two imperfect people are instantly drawn together, which in turn, leads them toward spiritually intimate awakenings that will be disastrous if either of them are not fully prepared and ready.

Satin Russell:  Her second romantic suspense novel is Secret Need where Liz wants nothing to do with Alex – her childhood bully.  However, he finds her intriguing and would love for her to give him a chance.  But when they discover big secrets in their small Maine town, they are forced to rely on each other to survive.

 

The books will be available for purchase and signing.  Refreshments will be served.

**Snow date for this event will be Saturday, February 24 at 1pm**

To register for this program, CLICK HERE.  For further information, contact Sarah at 978-686-4080 x20 or ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org


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A Dance Through Time by Lynn Kurland

In A Dance Through Time, Elizabeth Smith falls asleep in Gramercy Park, NYC in 1996 thinking of 14th century Scotland and the Laird of the MacLeod Clan only to find herself thrust backward in time and into handsome Laird Jamie’s arms. Humor pervades the story in both the romantic, saucy banter between Elizabeth and Jamie, and the “fish out of water” scenario which each experiences in their due time. The author also takes care to add some wonderful, and at times odoriferous, historical details to remind the reader which time period they are in, but they do not distract from the easy flow of the story. The theme of family and belonging, whether it be blood kin or clansmen, runs throughout the book and contributes to a feeling of warmth and inclusion. This will be an entertaining read for someone who likes their romance and fantasy on the light side.