| By Thorndike Staff |
While patrons may not be wandering your aisles or scouring your shelves yet, folks remain eager to find escapism, motivation, and inspiration at your library. Here are three titles sure to please … a tale of desperate housewives, a country crooner’s road to fitness, and insightful essays on the ongoing challenges and isolation of COVID-19. As readers continue to burn through books, we’re here to help you keep your library a trusted community resource.
Eliza Starts a Rumor by Jane L. Rosen
Funny isn’t it? How one little lie (okay, a whopper really) can cause such hurtful ripples and repercussions. Fifteen years ago, Eliza created a community bulletin board, a haven for local suburban moms. Now their days of toddlers and teatime have been replaced by the onset of empty nesting. Experiencing a crippling case of agoraphobia, Eliza spreads a rumor creating a web that will require the healing power of sisterhood.
“This fresh and funny book balances an array of tough topics with humor and a cast of relatable characters.”
“A smart, engaging treat for Big Little Lies fans. The perfect summer read!”
– Katie Couric
Grit & Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life by Tim McGraw
A perennial fan-favorite, Grammy-Award winning Tim McGraw found himself struggling with his health a decade ago. Determined to make it as important as his career, he embarked on a mental and physical regiment that led to a whole-life transformation. A straight-shooting cowboy, he shares real-life practical advice and routines to help readers become healthy, strong, and fit in mind and body. A timely read to celebrate his first solo album in five years, Heaven on Earth, that dropped in August.
“I mean, my God, the recipes alone are worth the price of the entire book.”
– CMT (Country Music Television) News
“We can’t wait for his fans to go on this incredible journey with Tim, and perhaps become inspired to change their own lives in the process.”
– Julie Will, VP Editorial Director, Harper Wave (imprint of Harper Collins Publishers)
Intimations: Six Essays by Zadie Smith
With millions of fans, the critically acclaimed author Zadie Smith has crafted a slim yet powerful collection of essays that speak to the extraordinary times of 2020. Written during the early months of COVID-19 lockdown, Smith presents an abstract meditation on time – how it’s impacted work, distance learning, and personal lives – “those scraps of time that the year itself has allowed.” Smith is donating her royalties from the book’s sale to charity.
“Quietly powerful, deftly crafted essays bear witness to the contagion of suffering.”
“In six essays that feel as intimate as a long walk with an old friend, Smith takes on some of the most pressing issues of our time, including police brutality and economic injustice.”