One of the most popular services (and worst-kept secret) of a public library is the availability of newly-released bestsellers without the expense of a purchase. Here are some new buzzworthy fiction titles on the shelf at PWPL ready for you to borrow today.
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah - .Set in 1974 Alaska, this sweeping tale follows 13-year-old Leni and her parents, Ernt and Cora, as they learn to survive the unforgiving wild of their new home in Alaska. But Ernt, suffers from PTSD following the Vietnam War and now struggles with the isolation of an Alaskan winter. Leni's finds comfort in her schoolmate and neighbor Matthew which eventually evolves into a forbidden romance.
White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht - Korea, 1943. Hana has lived her entire life under Japanese occupation but enjoys certain freedoms others do not until the day she saves her younger sister from a Japanese soldier and is captured and sent away to a hellish future. Fast forward to 2011 where Emi has spent more than sixty years trying to forget her sister’s sacrifice. As Emi witnesses the healing of her children and country and looks to move toward forgiveness and peace.
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin - It's 1969 in New York City and word has spread of the arrival of a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes. Their prophecies inform their next five decades. Will the date move the children to live their greatest life or fear the day it ends?
--Heather Steltenpohl, Development Director