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Popular Titles For June

What your friends and neighbors are reading this month:

THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME  by Laura Dave

“Dave pulls off something that feels both new and familiar: a novel of domestic suspense that unnerves, then reassures. This is the antithesis of the way novels like Gone Girl or My Lovely Wife are constructed; in The Last Thing He Told Me, the surface is ugly, the situation disturbing, but almost everyone involved is basically good underneath it all. Dave has given readers what many people crave right now—a thoroughly engrossing yet comforting distraction.”~  BookPage

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GOLDEN GIRL by Elin Hilderbrand

“This sweeping love story is Hilderbrand’s best ever. . . Her stories are relatable in an aspirational way, but her attention to detail is what makes her characters feel like living, breathing people you want to know. They would never skimp on citronella candles; they would save the least creaky rocking chair for you.”~ Elisabeth EganNew York Times Book Review

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MALIBU RISING by Taylor Jenkins Reid

“It’s 1983 in Malibu, and the famous Riva siblings are hosting their annual end-of-summer party—a legendary affair. By morning, the house is in flames, a blaze fueled by smoldering secrets and long-simmering drama. [Taylor Jenkins] Reid has once again crafted a fast-paced, engaging novel that smoothly transports readers between decades and story lines.” ~The Washington Post

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HOUR OF THE WITCH by Chris Bohjalian

“Bohjalian blends historical fiction with a thrilling courtroom drama. . . A fascinating and immersive read… What makes this novel remarkable and compulsively readable is Bohjalian’s uncanny ability to capture the Puritan perspective… Hour of the Witch is at once brilliantly idiosyncratic while also recognizable. This genre-defying thriller is sure to become a staple of book clubs and a favorite of historical mystery fans.
~BookPage

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What Are Your Neighbors Reading?

Your friends and neighbors are busy reading and requesting books from the library. Here are a few of the most popular titles this month.

KLARA AND THE SUN by Kazuo Ishiguro

“For four decades now, Ishiguro has written eloquently about the balancing act of remembering without succumbing irrevocably to the past. Memory and the accounting of memory, its burdens and its reconciliation, have been his subjects… Klara and the Sun complements [Ishiguro’s] brilliant vision…There’s no narrative instinct more essential, or more human.”     ~The New York Times Book Review

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WE BEGIN AT THE END by Chris Whitaker

“A superb thriller…. Powered by extraordinarily deep character development and an impressively intricate plot, this novel is simultaneously a murder mystery, a love story, and a heartbreaking tragedy. The existential agony is palpable throughout, but so, too, is the hope at the end. Whitaker has upped his game with this emotionally charged page-turner.”
~Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by V.E. Schwab

“Schwab (A Darker Shade of Magic) returns with another epic story of love and remembrance that probes deep into history while also penetrating profound matters of the heart.”        ~Library Journal

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Popular Books This Month

Your friends and neighbors are busy reading and requesting books from the library. Here are a few of the most popular titles this month:

THE FOUR WINDS  by Kristen Hannah

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THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig

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BLACK BUCK by Mateo Askaripour

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THE SANATORIUM by Sarah Pearse

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Most Wanted for January

Here are some of the most requested items at the Fairfield Public Library this month.

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

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The Searcher by Tana French

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White Ivy by Susie Yang

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A Time for Mercy by John Grisham

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Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

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Most Wanted Books For November

Looking for a good book? Here are a few of the most popular books at the Fairfield Public Library this month:

ANXIOUS PEOPLE
Frederik Backman

“Backman again captures the messy essence of being human…It’s clever and affecting, as likely to make you laugh out loud as it is to make you cry.” ~Washington Post

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THE BOOK OF TWO WAYS
Jodi Picoult

“A thrilling adventure . . . With Picoult’s stories, there is always something new to learn, and The Book of Two Ways is no exception. . . . A fun and interesting read, one that will lead readers to both learn a lot and also ask themselves key questions about how to create happy lives for themselves during the short time we have on earth.” ~Associated Press

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A TIME FOR MERCY
John Grisham

“Grisham has returned to the place closest to his heart… The trial is riveting…it’s striking how suspenseful the story is…how much we’re gripped by the small details.” ~Sarah Lyall, The New York Times

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Staff Picks

Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel - Audiobook

Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel
by Ruth Hogan

Tilda may be considered unusual by some. She can see ghosts and has particular ways of doing things. When she comes across her late mother’s diary, it’s content questions her entire childhood. Not everything is always as it appears to be. ~ Sharyn, Circulation

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Title details for News of the World by Paulette Jiles - Available

News of the World
By Paulette Jiles

The American Civil War has ended, and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels around Texas performing live readings from newspapers. Audiences are anxious for “news of the world” so his readings are always well attended. At one performance, Captain Kidd is offered $50 to transport a young orphan, who had been kidnapped by Kiowa Indians and since rescued, back to her relatives in San Antonio. Their journey back is an exercise in trust and hope. ~ Sue, Circulation

Tom Hanks will play Captain Kidd in the movie version due out in December 2020 from Universal Studios.

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Look Forward to Summer Sun & Fun With These Digital Downloads

Dreaming of summer days when you can go back to the beach? Why not read about it while you’re staying home and staying safe. Here are some of the most popular digital titles, both e-books and audio books, which you can download from Overdrive with your Fairfield Public Library card.

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SECRETS OF A SUMMER NIGHT
By Lisa Kleypas

“Deftly evoking not only the romantic tension between hero and heroine but also the conflicts and challenges of the Victorian era, this superb romance from Kleypas launches her new series centered on the Wallflowers, four young ladies who are sick of being snubbed and overlooked by London’s bachelors and who have banded together to find themselves husbands.” ~Publisher’s Weekly

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ONE SUMMER IN PARIS
By Sarah Morgan

“Picture it: you’re eagerly anticipating the trip-of-a-lifetime to Paris with your husband of 25 years when he says he wants a divorce. Would you do what Grace does, steeling her nerves to take the trip alone? In Paris, cautious Grace meets bold 18-year-old Audrey, distraught because she’s essentially been dumped in Paris by a mother who wants to focus on her new husband, and the two make a perfect team.” ~Library Journal

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THIS COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING
By Jill Mansell

“All it takes is one email to end her relationship, get her kicked out of her apartment, and just about ruin her life. Essie Phillips never meant for her private rant about her boss to be sent to everyone in her address book, but as soon as it goes viral, her life as she knows it is over. Solution: move to a new town, find a new job, make new friends. If only it were as simple as that…” ~Amazon.com

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THE HIGH TIDE CLUB
By Mary Kay Andrews

“Perennial bestseller Andrews returns with what’s sure to be a popular beach read. Struggling small-town lawyer and single mom Brooke Trappnell receives a call from 99-year-old Josephine Warrick. Josephine has received a terminal diagnosis and wants to ensure that her family’s island estate, Shellhaven, on wild, beautiful Talisa Island doesn’t become state property. She wants Brooke’s help to make amends for becoming estranged from her oldest and dearest friends, women who called themselves the High Tide Club, by leaving Shellhaven to their remaining families… With a unique setting, mysterious flashbacks, romance, and a surprising twist, this book will not disappoint readers looking for juicy escape.” ~Booklist

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THE PERFECT COUPLE
By Elin Hilderbrand

“In this latest novel by Hilderbrand, the wealthy Nantucket-based Winbury family prepares for the wedding of younger son Benji when the maid of honor is discovered dead on the shore the morning of the ceremony…Smooth storyteller Hilderbrand succeeds in creating another domestic drama with a beach setting and a satisfying conclusion that will please a variety of readers.” ~Library Journal

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BEACH HOUSE REUNION
By Mary Alice Monroe

“Primrose Cottage on the Isle of Palms, SC, has been a constant refuge for the Rutledge women. By 53, Cara Rutledge thought she’d lived a full life, with a good career and a husband she loved. After his death three years earlier, she fled Palms. Now she’s back, with an adopted one-year-old daughter. She’s struggling to adjust to taking care of a baby until her niece Linnea, a recent college graduate, also returns to Primrose. Reunited on the island, the Rutledges will once again walk the beaches together as part of the “turtle team,” and find the strength to break a cycle of family anger and abuse…As much nature- as character-driven, this atmospheric novel depicts a lush sanctuary that draws in the needy and provides heartwarming inspiration.” ~Library Journal

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THE SUMMER WIVES
By Beatriz Williams

“In summer 1951, when 18-year-old Miranda Schuyler comes to Winthrop Island in Long Island Sound with her mother and new stepfather, she enters uneasily into the high society there even as she befriends Joseph Vargas, who helps out on his father’s lobster boat. Tension between Joseph and Miranda’s half-sister Isobel results in tragedy, shattering the balance between the island’s have-a-lots and not-so-fortunates, and Miranda does not return for nearly two decades, renowned as an actress and questing for justice. Once again, thoughtful and substantive entertainment from the New York Times best-selling author.” ~Library Journal

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THE LEMON SISTERS
By Jill Shalvis

“The Lemon Sisters is full of Shalvis’ signature verve and wit; it touches on sisterhood and forgiveness while also serving up plenty of romance. The perfect beach read for any romance reader.” ~Booklist

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NO TIME TO EXPLAIN
By Kate Angell

“In Angell’s latest Barefoot William Beach tale, Joe “Zoo” Zooker, left fielder for the Richmond Rogues, is looking for a good time when he chances on the annual beach bridal event and meets Stevie Reynolds at the garter booth. For him, it’s lust at first sight. Her reaction is one of disgust. She can’t stand his cocky, narcissistic ways. He’s not used to women rejecting him. Quite the contrary, he has his “posse,” an eager bevy of bodacious beauties ready to fulfill his every desire. How could Stevie not be smitten by him? Angell’s sometimes humorous, sometimes serious battle between an entitled professional ballplayer and a no-nonsense woman is a steamy take on the endless war between the sexes.” ~Booklist

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SECRETS IN SUMMER
BY Nancy Thayer

“After her marriage into a picture-perfect family ends in an ugly divorce, librarian Darcy Cotterill retreats to her late grandmother’s home on Nantucket, settling into a routine as a year-round resident of the popular vacation spot. She rebuilds her life with new friends, a great job, and a boyfriend, but her past comes back to haunt her when her ex-husband unknowingly rents a nearby house for the summer.” ~Booklist

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THE GIRLS OF MISCHIEF BAY
By Susan Mallery

“New York Times best-selling author Mallery starts a new series that once again creates an absorbing world in which the challenges of life are made easier with the support of true friends.” ~Library Journal

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Be Prepared. Read More SciFi.

Do you feel like you’re living in a SciFi novel?? Now might be a great time to read or listen to some Science Fiction while you’re staying home and staying safe. Here are a few suggestions that you can download from Overdrive with your Fairfield Public Library card.

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THE TESTAMENTS
By Margaret Atwood

“Atwood’s confident, magnetic sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale details the beginning of the end for Gilead, the authoritarian religion-touting dystopia where fertile single women (handmaids) live in sexual servitude…Atwood’s eminently rewarding sequel revels in the energy of youth, the shrewdness of old age, and the vulnerabilities of repressive regimes..” ~Publisher’s Weekly

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THE PASSENGERS
By John Marrs

“The future appears to be steering toward autonomous cars, and in Marrs’s story, the implementation of driverless automobiles has become a reality. Nobody drives themselves around anymore. Eight different folks from varying backgrounds are about to start their day by getting into one of these vehicles so they can get to their various destinations. For each one of these people, the doors lock and a voice comes over the computer and tells them they are about to die… No one will want to ride in one of these cars after reading this terrifying thriller…Don’t pass this novel by.” ~Library Journal

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Title details for Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson - Available

ROBOPOCALYPSE
By Daniel H. Wilson

“Ever thought that technology was out to get you? In Wilson’s thriller, it happens 20 years from now, when a powerful artificial intelligence called Archos rises up to kill its creator and then takes control of technology worldwide. In a matter of moments every piece of equipment turns against humanity—which ends up united for the first time ever.” ~Library Journal

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Title details for The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway - Available

THE GONE-AWAY WORLD
By Nick Harkaway

“In a postapocalyptic world made so by a weapon whose evil-genius creator didn’t quite think through the complications of actually using it, a man makes a journey of self-discovery that is unlike anything we’ve seen before…at the heart of The Gone-Away World is a meditation on the very nature of what makes us human. Funny, digressive, dark, and possibly optimistic, Harkaway’s debut displays ingredients of Catch-22, Dr. Strangelove, and The Road Warrior with maybe a pinch of Pynchon and a sprinkling of Vonnegut.” ~Booklist
*Staff Favorite

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BLACKOUT
By Connie Willis

“Three history researchers, all time travelers from the future, find themselves trapped in England during World War II when they discover that the portals to their own times have disappeared…Willis is a consummate storyteller whose immersive style hooks readers from the start; her latest work, which is being published in two parts (see below), should appeal to a wide readership and be a particular draw for her devoted followers.” ~Library Journal

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ALL CLEAR
By Connie Willis

“Traveling back in time, from Oxford circa 2060 into the thick of World War II, was a routine excursion for three British historians eager to study firsthand the heroism and horrors of the Dunkirk evacuation and the London Blitz. But getting marooned in war-torn 1940 England has turned Michael Davies, Merope Ward, and Polly Churchill from temporal tourists into besieged citizens struggling to survive Hitler’s devastating onslaught…The thrilling time-tripping adventure that began with Blackout now hurtles to its stunning resolution in All Clear.” ~PRH

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Title details for The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick - Available

THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE
By Philip K. Dick

“It’s America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan.
This harrowing, Hugo Award–winning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake.” ~Amazon.com

“The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick’s career.” ~New York Times

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ARMADA
By Ernest Cline

“In his second geek-coming-of-age tale, Cline presents Zack Lightman, a teen with anger issues obsessed with his late father, who left behind some rocking mixed tapes and notebooks delineating a wild conspiracy theory about the truth embedded in popular science fiction novels, movies, and videogames. When Zack looks out a school window and sees an alien spacecraft just like those he shoots down so decisively while playing the online alien-invaders videogame, Armada (he’s ranked sixth best player in the world), he fears he’s losing his mind. Readers, however, will feel confident that they’re in for another hard-charging adventure that blasts open the barrier between the actual and the virtual.” ~Booklist

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STATION ELEVEN
By Emily St. John Mandel

“Mandel’s ambitious, magnificent fourth novel examines the collapse of civilization after a deadly flu wipes out most of the world’s population…Mandel’s vision is not only achingly beautiful but also startlingly plausible, exposing the fragile beauty of the world we inhabit. In the burgeoning postapocalyptic literary genre, Mandel’s transcendent, haunting novel deserves a place alongside The Road, The Passage, and The Dog Stars.” ~Booklist
*Staff Favorite

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Title details for Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson - Available

CRYPTONOMICON
By Neal Stephenson

“Computer expert Randy Waterhouse spearheads a movement to create a safe haven for data in a world where information equals power and big business and government seek to control the flow of knowledge. His ambitions collide with a top-secret conspiracy with links to the encryption wars of World War II and his grandfather’s work in preventing the Nazis from discovering that the Allies had cracked their supposedly unbreakable Enigma code…Stephenson’s freewheeling prose and ironic voice lend a sense of familiarity to a story that transcends the genre and demands a wide readership among fans of technothrillers as well as a general audience. Highly recommended.” ~Library Journal

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SLEEPING GIANTS
By Sylvain Neuvel

“An inventive tale inventively told, Sleeping Giants is designed for people who like to take things apart and put them back together. Its jigsaw-puzzle narrative style works as a mirror for the project at the story’s center: the gathering and assembly of the scattered pieces of a huge and mysterious robot. But the real appeal of the book—the debut novel of Sylvain Neuvel, a Canadian linguist and software engineer—is the way in which putting together the robot tears apart the lives of the people involved. The book, like its namesake, is an elegant blend of technology and biology.” ~BookPage

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Short Stories Might Be Just What You Need

Finding it a little hard to concentrate? Now might be a great time to read or listen to short stories while you’re staying home and staying safe. Here are a few suggestions that you can download from Overdrive with your Fairfield Public Library card.

 

Title details for Growing Things and Other Stories by Paul Tremblay - Available

GROWING THINGS AND OTHER STORIES
By Paul Tremblay

“Tremblay’s (The Cabin at the End of the World, 2018) short story collection brilliantly takes ordinary situations—an author reading, an AP history class, a family vacation—and seamlessly sprinkles in a sense of unease that quickly builds to a sense of pure horror.” ~Booklist

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FULL THROTTLE
By Joe Hill

“Hill returns to short stories where his terrifying genius most brightly shines. The stories that follow the heartfelt introduction, most of which were first printed elsewhere, including one previously only available on LP, incorporate tropes of psychological suspense, science fiction, dark fantasy, and of course horror… Several stories, including one written with Hill’s father, Stephen King, are in development for TV and Netflix.” ~Booklist
*Staff Favorite!

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FLORIDA
By Lauren Groff

“In 11 electric short stories, the gifted Groff unpacks the “dread and heat” of her home state. In her first fiction since President Barack Obama named Fates and Furies his favorite book of the year, Groff collects her singing, stinging stories of foreboding and strangeness in the Sunshine State.” ~Kirkus

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Title details for Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann - Available

THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING
By Colum McCann

“This collection by McCann, winner of the National Book Award for Let the Great World Spin, features one novella and three stories depicting people experiencing drastic life changes… McCann’s first story collection in 12 years marks his triumphant return to the genre. Luminescent prose and finely rendered characters create a spell readers will be reluctant to shake.” ~Library Journal

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Title details for You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon - Available

YOU KNOW WHEN THE MEN ARE GONE
By Siobhan Fallon

“The crucial role of military wives becomes clear in Fallon’s powerful, resonant debut collection, where the women are linked by absence and a pervading fear that they’ll become war widows.” ~Publisher’s Weekly
*Staff Favorite!

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Title details for The Wonder Garden by Lauren Acampora - Available

THE WONDER GARDEN
By Lauren Acampora

“The dark underside of picture-perfect suburban life is familiar territory in American fiction, but Acampora brings fresh insight to the theme in this debut collection, offering short stories that connect various residents in an upscale Connecticut town.” ~Library Journal

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DEAR LIFE
By Alice Munro

“Every new collection from the incomparable Munro, winner of the Man Booker International Prize for her lifetime body of work, is cause for celebration. This new volume offers all the more reason to celebrate as it ends with four stories the author claims are the most autobiographical she has written…Read this collection and cherish it for dear life.” ~Library Journal

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UNCOMMON TYPE
By Tom Hanks

“Academy Award winner Hanks gives readers a wide variety of stories in this first collection. His characters run the gamut; old and young, rich and poor, male and female, serious and funny. He writes like someone who has paid attention to humans in their many guises… Hanks’s stories evoke dreams and flights of imagination that everyone has experienced, making the “what ifs” of life tangible. Highly recommended, and not just for the actor’s many fans.” ~Library Journal

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True Crime Fan? Try One of These Popular Digital Downloads!

Are You a True Crime Fan? Now might be a great time to read or listen to a book while you’re staying home and staying safe. Here are a few suggestions that you can download from Overdrive with your Fairfield Public Library card.

Title details for The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson - Available

THE TRIAL OF LIZZIE BORDEN
By Cara Robertson

“Readers are given every bit of evidence available and will be hard-pressed to reach a verdict; it’s fun trying, though. Fans of crime novels will love it.”~Kirkus

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Title details for The Murder of the Century by Paul Collins - Available

THE MURDER OF THE CENTURY
By Paul Collins

“Collins, the literary detective often featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition, has constructed a gripping work of narrative nonfiction. He revisits 1897 New York, where the discovery in the East River of a male torso with arms was first dismissed as a medical-student prank. But other findings of body parts soon convinced experts that a grisly murder had been committed.” ~Booklist

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Title details for The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson - Available

THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY
By Erik Larson

“Larson’s ambitious, engrossing tale of the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 focuses primarily on two men: Daniel H. Burnham, the architect who was the driving force behind the fair, and Henry H. Holmes, a sadistic serial killer working under the cover of the busy fair.” ~Booklist
This title is definitely a staff favorite. Erik Larson is a master of narrative non-fiction. Try any of his other titles and you will not be disappointed! ~ Sue, Circulation

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Title details for The Black Hand by Stephan Talty - Available

THE BLACK HAND
By Stephan Talty

“Talty (Black Irish) spins a gripping tale in this true crime account of one man’s crusade to combat organized crime in early-20th-century New York City. His hero is Joseph Petrosino, one of the first Italian-Americans hired by the New York Police Department, who ultimately sacrificed his life in an effort to defeat the Black Hand, an Italian organized crime group that terrorized the city through its kidnappings of children, extortions, and murders.” ~Publisher’s Weekly

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Title details for I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara - Available

I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK
By Michelle McNamara

“The Golden State Killer is once again in the headlines after finally being caught. This book about the search for him is sure to catch—and keep—readers’ attention…An exemplary true-crime book, and with an HBO adaptation in the works, this book will be enjoyed by any reader with an interest in human nature, crime, puzzles, and investigative dramas.” ~Kirkus

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Title details for American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin - Available

AMERICAN HEIRESS
By Jeffrey Toobin

Toobin, a New Yorker staff writer and CNN senior legal analyst, provides another definitive and nuanced look at a notorious crime case—this time, the 1974 abduction of heiress Patty Hearst in San Francisco by the Symbionese Liberation Army, and its sensational aftermath… His thorough research, careful parsing of all the evidence, and superior prose make the book read like a summertime thriller.” ~Publisher’s Weekly

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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson