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Chappaqua Librarians Target Top Book Choices

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – The Chappaqua Library assisted The Daily Chappaqua in bringing adults, teens and children some of 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 teen librarian Donna Pesce. 

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Adult Fiction “Girl Reading" by Katie Ward ISBN: 978-1451655908 What the book is about: "Seven portraits. Seven artists. Seven girls and women reading. Each chapter of Katie Ward’s kaleidoscopic novel takes us into a perfectly imagined tale of how each portrait came to be.” 

"Gillespsie and I" by Jane Harris ISBN: 978-0062103202 What the book is about: "As she sits in her Bloomsbury home with her two pet birds for company, elderly Harriet Baxter recounts the story of her friendship with Ned Gillespie—a talented artist whose life came to a tragic end before he ever achieved the fame and recognition that Harriet maintains he deserved.” 

"Delicacy" by David Foenkinos ISBN: 978-062004360 What the book is about: "Delicacy traces the relationship between Natalie, an ambitious young beauty, and Markus, a kind and bumbling introvert. She, suddenly widowed, seems untouchable; he has, as the French say, no game, but he manages to touch her anyway.” 

Adult Nonfiction "At Home: A Short Story of Private Life" by Bill Bryson ISBN: 978-0767919394  What the book is about: “With his signature wit, charm and seemingly limitless knowledge, Bill Bryson takes us on a room-by-room tour through his own house, using each room as a jumping off point into the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted.” 

"Momofuku Milk Bar" by Christina Tosi ISBN: 978-0307720498 What the book is about: “The highly anticipated complement to the New York Times bestselling Momofuku cookbook, Momofuku Milk Bar reveals the recipes for the innovative, addictive cookies, pies, cakes, ice creams and more from the wildly popular bakery."

“Nano House: Innovations for Small Dwellings” by Phyllis Richardson ISBN: 978-0500342732 What the book is about: "Forty examples of advanced, ingenious, and responsible homes—each with fewer than 650 square feet of living space.” 

Teen Fiction “Under the Mesquite” by Guadalupe Garcia McCall ISBN: 978-1600604294. What the book is about: “Like the mesquite tree she sits under to write, Lupita adapts to difficult conditions when her mother is diagnosed with cancer and her seven siblings need care.” 

Teen Non-Fiction "Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)" by Sue Macy ISBN: 978-1426307614. What the book is about: “The bicycle gave women unprecedented mobility, freeing them from many constraints of society and dress, starting in the 1880's and continuing today.” Children's Fiction "The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman" by Meg Wolitzer ISBN: 978-0525423041. What the book is about: “Duncan has the strange ability to feel letters and pictures through his fingertips, without looking at them. What an asset when playing Scrabble! Unless you're encumbered by an ethical conscience.” 

Children's Non-Fiction "Can We Save the Tiger?" by Martin Jenkins, with illustrations by Vicky White ISBN: 978-0763649098. What the book is about: “Arresting pencil and oil paint illustrations and a calmly reasoned text make the case for sharing our planet with endangered animals.”

Children's Picture Book “George Flies South" by James Simon ISBN: 978-0763657246. What the book is about: “George is a sparrow who's not-quite-ready to leave his nest when it's time to migrate. When a gust of wind blows the nest out of the tree--with George still aboard--a tension-packed, hilarious adventure ensues.”


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