New Castle County Staff Picks - July 2023

Updated August 28, 2023
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The collected regrets of Clover
Brammer, Mikki
'Warm, profound, and expertly told . . . This is one of those special books that will leave a handprint on your heart.' Emma Brodie, author of Songs in Ursa Major 'This lovely and sweetly satisfying novel is engaging and accessible . . . Brammer's take on death and...
The Perfumist of Paris
Joshi, Alka.
The final chapter in Alka Joshi's New York Times bestselling Jaipur trilogy takes readers to 1970s Paris where Radha's budding career as a perfumer must compete with the demands of her family and the secrets of her past. Paris, 1974. Radha is now thirty-two and living in...
Old god's time
Barry, Sebastian
A hugely moving novel of memory, love, mystery andreckoning, from one of our most soulful living writers.
The guest
Cline, Emma
*A FINANCIAL TIMES Best Book of 2023 * A NEW STATESMAN Book of the Year 2023 * A TIMES 'Book of 2023' * 'Addictive' STYLIST Books to Look Out For 2023 * 'Destined to be the status read of 2023' HARPER'S BAZAAR BEST NEW FICTION * Summer is coming to a close on Long...
Vera Wong's unsolicited advice for murderers
Sutanto, Jesse Q.
The new must-read cozy crime mystery from the bestselling author of Dial A For Aunties Put the kettle on, there's a mystery brewing... Tea-shop owner. Matchmaker. Detective? Sixty-year-old self-proclaimed tea expert Vera Wong enjoys...
Enchantment awakening wonder in an anxious age
May, Katherine
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER "When I tell you that I dogeared almost every page in this book, I'm telling God's honest truth. I didn't know how much I needed someone else to validate what I was going through. The sense that I had lost my curiosity, my imagination, my ability to make...
Poverty, by America
Desmond, Matthew.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Evicted reimagines the debate on poverty, making a "provocative and compelling" (NPR) argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it. A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR...

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