CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – The librarians at the Chappaqua Library assisted The Chappaqua Daily Voice in bringing adults, teens and children some of the top literary choices for the week. The books were chosen by Martha Alcott and Vicki Fuqua, adult reference librarians, Miriam Budin, head of the children's department, and Donna Pesce, teen librarian.
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"Hell or High Water" by Joy Castro
What the book is about: "A reporter’s work leads her into a violent criminal underworld and she’s forced to face disturbing truths from her own past. Vividly rendered in razor-sharp prose, this haunting thriller is a riveting journey of trust betrayed—and the courageous struggle to rebuild. Fast-paced, atmospheric and with a knockout twist."
"City of Broken Glass” by Rebecca Cantrell
What the book is about: "Journalist Hannah Vogel is in Poland with her son Anton to cover the 1938 St. Martin Festival when she hears that 12,000 Polish Jews have been deported from Germany. Hannah drops everything to get the story on the refugees, and walks directly into danger."
"Formula for Murder" by Carol McLeary
What the book is about: "History, mystery, murder and mad science accompany plucky Victorian newspaper reporter Nellie Bly when she travels to the haunted moors of England to investigate the mysterious death of another journalist.”
"Call of the Mild: Learning to Hunt My Own Dinner” by Lily Raff McCaulou
What the book is about: “An articulate, intelligent and fair-minded exploration of the experience, ethics and ecological implications of hunting."
"The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities" by Will Allen
What the book is about: "The organization running an urban farm in Milwaukee seeks to prove how local food systems can help troubled youth, dismantle racism, create jobs, bring urban and rural communities closer together and improve public health."
"Crossed" by Ally Condie
What the book is about: "In this sequel to Matched, Cassia escapes her temporary imprisonment in the outer provinces, to find Ky and look for the Rising, the resistance group that will overthrow their dystopian society.”
"The Fairy Ring” by Mary Losure
What the book is about: “Did fairies really live in rural glens in England? Young cousins Elsie and Frances captured fairy likenesses in photos so 'astounding' experts could find no signs of tricks.”
"Zoo Borns! Zoo Babies from Around the World" by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland
What the book is about: "The infant animals gazing straight into the camera for their color photographs are incredibly endearing. A bit of zoological information on each is contained in the end notes.”
"Nannie Piggins and the Wicked Plan" by R.A. Spratt
What the book is about: "The irrepressible Nanny Piggins and her three charges must foil Mr. Green's plan to remarry. Hilarious mayhem ensues."