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Chappaqua Librarians Target Top Book Choices

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – The Chappaqua Library assisted The Daily Chappaqua in bringing adults, teens and children the top literary choices for the week. The books were chosen by Martha Alcott and Vicki Fuqua, adult reference librarians, and Miriam Budin, children's librarian.

Visit the Chappaqua Library online for more information or visit at 195 South Greeley Ave.

Adult Fiction “The Prague Cemetery" by Umberto EcoWhat the book's about: “A great whirlwind of conspiracy and political intrigue set in nineteenth century Europe—historical fiction at its most entertaining by a master storyteller."

Adult Nonfiction “Catherine the Great" by Robert K. MassieWhat the book's about: “A meticulously detailed work of Catherine and her world by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author."

Teen Fiction “Inheritance" by Christopher PaoliniWhat the book's about: “The astonishing conclusion of the inheritance cycle."

Teen Nonfiction "The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ ‘ Hunger Games’ Trilogy" edited by Leah WilsonWhat the book's about: " ’ Hunger Games ’ fans will devour these fascinating essays that expand and enrich the world of Panem."

Children's Fiction "Breadcrumbs" by Anne UrsuWhat the book's about: "Hazel and Jack have been best friends since they were six.  Now, in middle school, they seem to be growing apart.  Or is it that Jack's been bewitched by the Snow Queen?  Can Hazel rescue him or is their connection with fairy tales lost forever?"

Children's Nonfiction "The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families" by Susan L. Roth & Cindy TrumboreWhat the book's about: "The remarkable story of how Dr. Gordon Sato encouraged the people of Eritrea to plant a million mangroves, renewing their depleted soil, starting fisheries and revitalizing their economy.  Illustrated with many-layered collages of fabric and handmade papers."

Children's Picture Book "Subway Story" by Julia Sarcone-RoachWhat the book's about: "In this story reminiscent of 'The Little Red Lighthouse,' Jessie is a R33 WF New York subway car, who proudly carried passengers for nearly forty years.  Now she's been decommissioned but has been repurposed as an artificial reef in the Atlantic Ocean."

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