Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Celia recommends "Her Favorites"


Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession by Alice Bolin                    
A collection of sharp, poignant essays that expertly blends the personal and political in an exploration of American culture through the lens of our obsession with dead women. 305.4097 B

Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper
After a spectacular failure at an exclusive event in Chicago, event planner Margot Cary takes a job in Lake Sackett, Georgia. Organizing wakes and fishing trips isn’t exactly her thing, but she starts feeling more at home when she catches the eye of the elementary school principal Kyle Archer. An offer for a big-city job means Margot must decide between her career, and a possible new love. FIC HARPER

The Garden Party by Grace Dane Mazur
The two very different families of an engaged couple meet for a prenuptial dinner in the garden of the groom’s parents’ home in Brookline, Massachusetts. FIC MAZUR

Circe by Madeline Miller
Born into the house of Helios, god of the sun, Circe lacks the power of those around her and prefers human companions. Then she discovers she has the gift of witchcraft and is soon banished to a desert island, where she encounters famed figures in Greek mythology. FIC MILLER

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Mosfegh
A novel about a young woman’s efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes. FIC MOSFEGH

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