New Castle County Staff Picks - August 2023

Updated August 28, 2023
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Holding pattern
Xie, Jenny
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY TIMEA NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION "5 UNDER 35" HONOREE"Exquisite and wise." - New York Times "There is so much heart in these pages, so much wisdom on how we love. This book had me in its orbit, from beginning...
The housekeepers : a novel
Hay, Alex.
The night of London's grandest ball, a bold group of women downstairs plot a daring revenge heist against Mayfair society in this dazzling historical novel about power, gender, and class Named a Best Book of Summer by The Washington Post * Good Housekeeping ...
The spectacular : a novel
Davis, Fiona
From the New York Times Bestselling Author of The Magnolia Palace- A thrilling story about love, sacrifice, and the pursuit of dreams, set amidst the glamour and glitz of Radio City Music Hall in its mid-century heyday. New York City, 1956- Nineteen-year-old Marion...
Love, honor, betray
Monroe, Mary
Award-winning New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe delivers the latest thrillingly scandal-filled novel in her Depression-era saga of a church-going lady and her oh-so-upstanding husband racing to cover up their many sins-and gambling on one scheme too many. . . ...
The sun walks down
McFarlane, Fiona
Short-Listed for the 2023 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction Named a Top 10 Best Book of 2023 by The Wall Street Journal Named a Best Book of 2023 by Kirkus and Chicago Public Library "The Sun Walks Down is the book I'm always...
Watch us shine : a novel
De los Santos, Marisa
Marisa de los Santos returns to the world of her beloved, bestselling novels Love Walked In and Belong to Me in an enthralling tale of sisterhood, sacrifice, and the enduring power of love. "Bring me the Northern Lights." Cornelia Brown is reeling...
House of cotton
Brashears, Monica
NPR BEST BOOK OF 2023 * An enchanting Black Southern gothic debut, perfect for readers of Mexican Gothic... "Fresh, haunting...In her roller-coaster ride of a gothic debut novel, Monica Brashears upends expectations at every turn." --The New York Times ...
Better living through birding : notes from a Black man in the natural world
Cooper, Christian
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER . Central Park birder Christian Cooper takes us beyond the viral video that shocked a nation and into a world of avian adventures, global excursions, and the unexpected lessons you can learn from a life spent looking up. "Wondrous . . ....
And there was light : Abraham Lincoln and the American struggle
Meacham, Jon
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham chronicles the life of Abraham Lincoln, charting how--and why--he confronted secession, threats to democracy, and the tragedy of slavery to expand the possibilities of America. "Meacham has...
The teachers : a year inside America's most vulnerable, important profession
Robbins, Alexandra
***A National Bestseller*** A riveting, must-read, year-in-the-life account of three teachers, combined with reporting that reveals what's really going on behind school doors, by New York Times bestselling author and education expert Alexandra Robbins.  ...
The sewing girl's tale : a story of crime and consequences in Revolutionary America
Sweet, John Wood
New York Times Editors' Choice Winner of the Bancroft PrizeWinner of the Francis Parkman Prize Winner of the Gotham Book Prize Winner of the New York Society Library's New York City Book AwardJournal of the...
George : a magpie memoir
Hughes, Frieda
"Poignant and funny...a passionate book about unconditional love and commitment." --The Washington Post * "Captivating." --Associated Press * "Rich with imagery...It's impossible not to be smitten." --Star Tribune (Minneapolis) From poet and painter Frieda Hughes...

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