Librarians live with stereotypes they agree with and those they don’t.
True: They love reading and talking about books.
False: Shushing is not a part of the job description.
With the year winding down, Erin Wallace, adult services librarian at the Lewiston City Library, and Heather Stout, its assistant director, are getting together to talk shop. Saturday, Nov. 19, they’ll discuss their favorite books of 2016 in hopes of giving people some leads on reads to cozy up with this winter or give as gifts for the holidays. A wide range of books will be discussed for all ages and abilities, including their top audiobook picks. Below they offer 360 readers a taste of what’s to come.
When his dad enlists in an unnamed war, a 12-year-old boy named Peter is forced to give up his pet fox, Pax. Later, hundreds of miles away, Peter decides to leave home to get his best friend back. A story about the bond between children and animals.
On an island off the south coast of Victorian England, 14-year-old Faith investigates the mysterious death of her father, who was involved in a scandal, and discovers a tree that feeds upon lies and gives those who eat its fruit visions of truth.
A uniquely written, sweet and big-hearted novel about a man and his best friend, an aging dachshund.
This book has all the feels. Fair warning, tissues required.
The book jacket blurb nicely sums up the author’s massive undertaking, “Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature, and scientific theories over four hundred years, Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society.” She unravels a long and complicated history and raises thoughtful questions about complex issues stating, “If this book accomplishes anything it will be to have exposed a number of myths about the American Dream … ”
If You Go:
What: Lewiston City Library’s Favorite Books of 2016
When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19
Where: Lewiston City Library, 411 D St.
Of Note: Coffee, cookies and book lists will be available.