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Jul 22

Staff Picks - Fiction Titles to Check Out

Posted on July 22, 2022 at 12:27 PM by Beth Pofahl

 Book cover collage OrangeOrange covers seem to be the theme in this week’s collection of Staff Picks. Read on for a sampling of our staff’s reading tastes. Do you have a book to recommend? Leave a comment below and we’ll share your reading recommendation at the library! 


Kadie recommends . . . Anxious People book cover

Anxious People 
by Fredrik Backman 

Another quirky Scandinavian novel from the man who wrote A Man Called Ove. This book made me laugh out loud. The hapless characters and absurd situations he describes are so relatable, and the warmth that develops between the once-strangers is delightful. This is a much-needed story about how all humans struggle with challenges that seem insurmountable sometimes, and finding out that a person is not alone can be so powerful. Life-saving, even.  

Find Anxious People in the library catalog Here
Also available in digital format:
Montana Library2Go/Libby app eBook and Audiobook
Read more about the author Here 


Jill suggests . . . The Poisonwood Bible book cover

The Poisonwood Bible
by Barbara Kingslover 

Powerful tale of pride, perseverance, tragedy, and salvation set against the politically explosive backdrop of the Congo in the mid to late 20th century. 

Find The Poisonwood Bible in the library catalog Here
Also available in digital format:
Montana Library2Go eBook
Hoopla eBook
Read more about author Here 


Kelli recommends . . . Alice isn't Dead book cover

Alice isn't Dead
by Joseph Fink 

This book was written by the folks that did Night Vale--I could never really get into that series, but I LOVED this book. It follows a woman that becomes a trucker so she can track down her missing wife. She finds bonkers stuff all over the country. It is scary, but not gory, and grown up mature, but not disgustingly so. I know you aren't supposed to judge a book by its cover, but this one is gorgeous. 

Find Alice isn't Dead in the library catalog Here
Also available in digital format:
Montana Library2Go/Libby app Audiobook
Hoopla eBook and Audiobook
Read more about the author Here 


Beth suggests . . . The Great Alone

The Great Alone
by Kristin Hannah 

Whenever I read a Kristin Hannah novel, I am struck by the tenacity and survival skills of the female protagonist. This book is a suspense-filled page turner. After I finished reading it, I felt as if I’d experienced a harrowing adventure in the Alaskan wilderness. 

Find The Great Alone in the library catalog Here
Also available for online checkout:
Montana Library2Go/Libby app  eBook and Audiobook  
Axis 360 
Hoopla Audiobook
Read more about the author Here 



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