eBooks: Something for Everyone

eBooks: Something for Everyone

Stuck in the house? Give the Library's eBook collection a try! eBooks encompass any type of book you can imagine. Check out this list to get you started. It includes a cozy mystery, science fiction, and everything in between.


Compiled by:
Elizabeth G.
Agency

William Gibson

Another cyberpunk title by Gibson finds Verity Jane, a gifted app whisperer, taking a job as the beta tester for a new product: a digital assistant, accessed through a pair of ordinary-looking glasses. Meanwhile, a century ahead in London, in a different time line entirely, Wilf Netherton works amid plutocrats and plunderers, survivors of the slow and steady apocalypse known as the jackpot. His boss can look into alternate pasts and nudge their ultimate directions. Verity is her current project. This intricately plotted book combines multiple perspectives and parallel narratives with rich details for a compelling, thought provoking read.


The Bear

Andrew Krivak

This coming of age story features a daughter and her father living off the land in a future in which civilization has collapsed. When the girl finds herself alone in the vast wilderness she must rely on a bear to lead her home. Thought provoking with interesting characters this title examines love, loss and our relationship with nature.


Coconut Layer Cake Murder

Joanne Fluke
Series: Hannah Swenson mysteries, 25

If you need a cozy mystery to occupy your mind, try this one from the Hannah Swenson series. In this title the bakery owner strives to help her sister’s boyfriend, a detective who is the prime suspect in a murder case. This upbeat tale may just hook you on this mystery series.


Gingerbread

Helen Oyeyemi

The Lee family seems average, but a closer look at their lives tells a different story. This complex novel features a family’s gingerbread recipe as a central point of the ups and downs of their lives. Featuring elements of magical realism Oyeyemi’s title overflows with imagination and wonder.


If She Wakes

Michael Koryta

This breakneck thriller by local author Koryta features a college senior suffering from locked in syndrome after a car accident. She appears comatose but can hear everything going on around her, including a plot for her own death. This action packed read will keep you on the edge of your seat.


Lady Clementine

Marie Benedict

This work of biographical fiction focuses on Clementine Churchill, wife of Winston Churchill, and tells the story of a partner who did not flinch through the sweeping darkness of war, and who would not surrender either to expectations or to enemies. This well researched novel portrays a strong sense of time and place to create a dramatic portrait of a lesser known woman in history.

 


The Sacrament

Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson

A young nun is sent by the Vatican to investigate allegations of misconduct at a Catholic school in Iceland. During her time there a young student at the school watches the school's headmaster fall to his death from the church tower. Two decades later the past beckons to the nun and the child in this haunting novel with a strong sense of place.


A Spark of Light

Jodi Picoult

This character driven title focuses on a gunman taking hostages at a women’s reproductive health clinic and the stories of the characters impacted by his actions. Told in an unconventional narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, readers discover what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day.


The Testaments

Margaret Atwood

Atwood’s sequel to The Handmaid's Tale picks up the story more than fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead. Disturbing and fast paced, this book answers questions readers have had for years in this lyrical novel.


The Water Dancer

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage but he is also gifted with a mysterious power. After a strange brush with death Hiram begins an unexpected journey into the covert war on slavery that takes him from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia's plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. The author brings readers deep into the interior lives of the characters in this issue oriented, culturally diverse novel.

 


The Woman in the Window

A J Finn

This psychologically suspenseful book is scheduled to be released as a film in 2020. Read the story before seeing the movie. An agoraphobic recluse languishes in her New York City home, drinking wine and spying on her neighbors, before witnessing a terrible crime through her window that exposes her secrets and raises questions about her perceptions of reality. This menacing title features an unreliable narrator to keep you guessing until the bitter end.


The World that We Knew

Alice Hoffman

Dive into Hoffman’s world of magical realism set during World War II. Courageous characters become involved with a golem in the fight against the Nazi regime. At times heart wrenching, this title brings strong female characters to life in Paris and throughout France.