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What We're Reading: Etta and Otto and Russell and James

Etta and Otto and Russell and James

Etta is eighty-two years old when she decides to walk over two thousand miles, across Canada from her home in Saskatchewan, to see the ocean. She writes a brief note to her husband Otto and sets off from their farm heading East with only her boots, a rifle, letter writing material, and a few sundries. Their neighbor Russell, a friend since childhood, suspects that Etta has gone but does not know where. When he finds When he finds out, he makes a pilgrimage of his own based on the love he has always had for Etta.

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Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Looking for a good book to read? See below for what members of the Adult Reference and Readers Advisory Department have been reading. Click on the link or book cover to be taken to the catalog record for each title. 

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The Girl on the Train Readalikes

The Girl on the Train Readalikes

The Girl on the Train, the electrifying debut novel by Paula Hawkins, is currently #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for hardcover fiction. This psychological thriller follows Rachel, a divorcee who commutes daily into London by train. After witnessing a shocking event from inside the train, Rachel offers information to the police and becomes entangled in the investigation.

If you enjoyed The Girl on the Train or are currently on the hold list, you may like one of the readalikes listed below. Be warned- these intricately plotted novels include several twists and turns and may keep you reading long into the night.
 

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What We're Reading: Goat Season: A Seasonal Life, A Short History of Herding, and the Art of Making Cheese

Goat Season: A Seasonal Life, A Short History of Herding, and the Art of Making Cheese

Seeking to leave behind their fast-paced lifestyle in New York City, novelist Brad Kessler and his wife fall in love with a remote Vermont farmhouse and set out to raise goats on their seventy-five acres. What follows is not only an account of the everyday challenges of caring for goats, but also a tribute to the history of herding and to the practice of crafting cheese from start to finish.

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