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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Recent Reads: Book Recommendations from our Librarians

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Here are five recent reads from the Pelham Public Library staff. Check out your copy today and find your new favorite book!

Image shows the cover of the book, Black Sun.

Mary's Pick: Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse 

With Black Sun, Rebecca Roanhorse has built a fantastical new world based on pre-Columbian folklore where magic, myth, and humanity collide during a solar eclipse. "Rebecca Roanhorse is one of my favorite fantasy writers. Her new series, Between Earth and Sky, creates a fantasy world very different from the typical swords and heroes trope. Giant crows, mermaids, and assassins along with fascinating characters will keep you hooked from the beginning." 

Image shows the cover of the book, The Mitford Affair. 

Russ' Pick: The Mitford Affair by Marie Benedict 

The Mitford Affair tells but one story of Nancy Mitford, one of the stylish and controversial Mitford sisters. Nancy's story focuses on the political climate of the inter-war period in Britain and the conflicts and choices facing a family of aristocrats with incredibly diverse opinions. In truth, the Mitford family showcased aristocrats' best and worst characteristics, both brilliance and treason, something modern readers will relate to in the current age of celebrity information overload. 

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David's Pick: Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy by Damien Lewis 

Everyone knows that Josephine Baker escaped poverty and racism to seek fame and fortune in Europe. People do not know the other dimensions of her character. New sources reveal that Josephine was a daring risk-taker who risked her life during World War Two, gathering Axis intelligence to aid Britain and France during their darkest hours. There is a reason that the French Pantheon is her final resting place. It is where the greatest citizens of France lay. 

Image shows the cover of the book, Truly Devious.

Liz's Pick: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson 

While trying to solve an infamous murder that occurred at her boarding school in 1936, true crime aficionado Stevie finds her historical investigation turned into a modern-day murder mystery when another student is found dead. "Readers will delight in the thrills, chills, and surprising humor this series opener has to offer." *Available in both English and Spanish.

Image shows the cover of the book, Punky Aloha.

Rebecca & Ashley's Pick: Punky Aloha by Shar Tuiasoa 

Punky Aloha is a shy girl who loves to help her grandmother. One day, Grandma asks her to go out to get butter to make banana bread, but Punky doesn't feel brave enough to go by herself. Grandma gives Punky a pair of magic glasses to help her along the way. Armed with these special glasses and a heart full of aloha, Punky sets out on a mission to get that butter! When things don't go according to plan, will she still be able to help Grandma? 

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