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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 some of the top literary choices for the week. The books were chosen by adult reference librarians Martha Alcott and Vicki Fuqua, Miriam Budin, head of the children's department, and teen librarian Donna Pesce.

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

Adult Fiction “Orphan Master's Son" by Adam JohnsonISBN: 978-0812992793What the book's about: "The Orphan Master’s Son follows a young man’s journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels and eerie spy chambers of the world’s most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea."

"An Available Man" by Hilma WolitzerISBN: 978-0345527547What the book's about: "Award-winning author Hilma Wolitzer mines the unpredictable fallout of suddenly becoming single later in life and the chaos and joys of falling in love the second time around."

"At Last" by Edward St. AubynISBN: 978-0330435901What the book's about: "Here is a work of glittering social comedy, profound emotional truth and acute verbal wit."

Adult Nonfiction "Mrs. Nixon: A Novelist Imagines a Life" by Anne BeattieISBN: 978-1439168714What the book's about: “The only modern First Lady to have never written a memoir, Pat Nixon remains a mystery. By combining imagination, memory, history, and criticism, Beattie creates a portrait of this enigmatic figure in a wholly original way."

"From Polaroid to Impossible: Masterpieces of Instant Photography" by The WestLicht CollectionWhat the book's about: "Ansel Adams, Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Walker Evans, Minor White, and Mary Ellen Mark are some of the photographers in this wide-ranging collection that reveals the seemingly infinite possibilities of the medium."

Teen Non-Fiction "The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery" by Steve SheinkinISBN: 978-1596434868What the book's about: "This biography examines Benedict Arnold’s privileged boyhood that ended in the staining of his family’s reputation by his drunken, indebted father. Arnold spends the rest of his life working tirelessly to gain wealth, fame and respect."

Teen Fiction "Big Girl Small by Rachel DeWoskinISBN: 978-0374112578What the book's about: "Just months after intelligent, talented and attractive Judy convinced her protective parents to let her switch to the elite arts high school Darcy Academy, the biggest disaster that Judy can imagine has happened. As Judy sits by herself in a run-down hotel, all she can think about is if he ever cared for her and if this happened because she was a dwarf."

Children's Fiction "Never Forgotten" by Patricia C. McKissackISBN: 978-0375843846What the book's about: "In a cycle of poems, McKissack explores the feelings of both those kidnapped for the slave trade and their relatives remaining in Africa, never forgot them."

Children's Biography "NY Hands Sing the Blues: Romare Bearden's Childhood Journey" by Jeanne Walker HarveyISBN: 978-0761458104What the book's about: "Using a bluesy repeating riff, Harvey tells of Beardon's childhood influences on his art. A fitting tribute to the important American artist."

Children's Picture Book "Underground" by Shane W. EvansISBN: 978-1596435384What the book's about: "With minimal text and collage illustrations that gradually lighten from midnight blue to sunlit yellow, Evans traces the journey of a group of runaway slaves from plantation toward freedom."

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