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A Man Called Ove is heartbreaking, uplifting, and completely, wonderfully about the highs and lows of life and old age.  Our staffer literally laughed out loud and cried several times reading this fast moving novel, and can’t recommend it enough.  This cranky and quirky old man will make you fall in love with him and wish he was part of your life.  This book will live with you forever, and our staffer easily sees this becoming a book club favorite.

“In this bestselling and delightfully quirky debut novel from Sweden, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon — the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.

A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful and charming exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others.”– Taken from Goodreads.com

 

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This October, our Staff Picks of the Week are all about spooktacular horror.

We have 4 new Spooky Staff Pick Bookmarks for you, available at the Circulation desk all month long to keep you in the Halloween spirit.

This week’s staff pick is anything by Joe Hill. Some recommendations of his work for you are NOS4A2, 20th Century Ghosts, and Heart-Shaped Box.  He also wrote Horns which has a movie coming out soon.

We have his works in multiple formats, so if you’re looking for large type or an audio book, check our catalog to see if we have it.


NOS4A2: A Novel

Joe Hill

Published: Apr 30, 2013 by William Morrow
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Horns: A Novel

Joe Hill

Published: Feb 16, 2010 by William Morrow
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20th Century Ghosts

Joe Hill

Published: Oct 04, 2007 by William Morrow
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Heart-shaped Box: A Novel

Joe Hill

Published: Feb 01, 2007 by William Morrow
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This October, our Staff Picks of the Week will all be about spooktacular horror.   We have 4 new Spooky Staff Pick Bookmarks for you, available at the Circulation desk all month long to keep you in the Halloween spirit.

This week’s staff pick is The Red Tree by Caitlin R. Kiernan, one of the best horror writers today. If you’ve already read The Red Tree, try The Drowning Girl, her most recent work.


The Red Tree

Caitlin R. Kiernan

Published: Aug 04, 2009 by Roc
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The Drowning Girl

Caitlin R. Kiernan

Published: Mar 06, 2012 by Roc
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This October, our Staff Picks of the Week will all be about spooktacular horror.   We have 4 new Spooky Staff Pick Bookmarks for you, available at the Circulation desk all month long to keep you in the Halloween spirit.

This week’s staff pick is Hell House by Richard Mattheson.  Our staffer said it is one of, if not the best haunted house novels of all time.

You could also try one of the many anthologies edited by Ellen Datlow… her most recent, Fearful Symmetries: an anthology of horror, has just arrived at the Library so it’s perfect timing all around!

You can check out the other Ellen Datlow anthologies we have at the library here.


Hell House

Richard Matheson

Published: Oct 13, 1999 by Tor Books
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Garth Nix, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Pat Cadigan

Published: Jun 17, 2014 by Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc.
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This October, our Staff Picks of the Week will all about spooktacular horror.   We have 4 new Spooky Staff Pick Bookmarks for you, available at the Circulation desk all month long to keep you in the Halloween spirit.

To kick off, our staffer recommends John Dies at the End by David Wong and it’s sequel This Book is Full of Spiders.  These are an extremely bizarre, but extremely excellent, horror/comedy fusion.   We think you should check out a copy today.


John Dies at the End

David Wong

Published: Sep 29, 2009 by Thomas Dunne Books
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We also have it as an audio book and DVD.


This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It

David Wong

Published: Oct 02, 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books
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