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Chappaqua Librarians Target Top Books Choices

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – The Chappaqua Library assisted The Daily Chappaqua in bringing adults and children the top literary choices for the week. The books were chosen by adult reference librarians Martha Alcott and Vicki Fuqua, head of the children's department Miriam Budin, and library assistant Chin-Say Edrich.

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

Adult Fiction “Breakdown" by Sara ParetskyISBN: 978-0399157837What the book's about: "V.I. Warshawski's latest case entangles a murdered private eye, a pair of Senate candidates, and one of the world's richest men, culminating in a satisfying finale."

Adult Nonfiction "Is That a Fish in Your Ear? Translation and the Meaning of Everything" by David BellosISBN: 978-0865478572What the book's about: “Funny and surprising on every page, this New York Times notable book offers insights into the mystery of how we come to know what someone else means."

Teen Fiction "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom RiggsISBN: 978-1594744761What the book's about: “A wondrously strange book about a mysterious island, an abandoned orphanage, and a collection of extremely odd photographs, which are interspersed throughout the text."

Teen Nonfiction "The Dark Game: True Spy Stories" by Paul B. JaneckzoISBN: 978-0763629151What the book's about: “Heart-stopping tales from George Washington's network of Revolutionary War spies to the recent case of double agents Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen."

Children's Books "Boxes for Katje" by Candace FlemingISBN: 978-0374309220What the book's about: "This antidote to holiday gift-getting madness relates the true story of a young girl whose donation of a bar of soap, a pair of socks and a chocolate bar to a child in Holland during the aftermath of World War II escalated into a community-wide effort to supply the people of Olst with scarce necessities, sparking a lasting friendship between the inhabitants of Olst and Mayfield, Indiana."

"The Wise Fool: Fables from the Islamic World" by Shahrukh Husain and Micha ArcherISBN: 978-1846862267What the book's about: "A collection of folktales about Mulla Nasruddin, the hero (or antihero) of many, many folktales from the Islamic world.  As changeable as the 'Jack' figure in English folklore, Nasruddin can appear as a rich man or a poor one, a grumpy man or a jovial one, but whatever the problems or riddles that confront him, he always comes out on top."

"The Fingetrips of Duncan Dorfman" by Meg WolitzerISBN: 978-0525423041What the book's about: "Duncan Dorfman discovers that he has the ability to feel the letters on Scrabble pieces from their backs.  Once the president of his school's Scrabble club finds out what Duncan can do, a moral dilemma ensues.  What would you do if you really wanted to make friends at your new school, but thought you'd have to cheat at a national Scrabble tournament in order to keep them?"

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