Welcome to Empire Falls, a blue-collar town full of abandoned mills whose citizens surround themselves with the comforts and feuds provided by lifelong friends and neighbors and who find humor and hope in the most unlikely places, in this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Richard Russo…
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In an inspired restaging of Daphne du Maurier’s classic Rebecca, a young curator finds herself haunted by the legacy of her predecessor… The latest Literary Fiction title from the FBF Library!
This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel became a motion picture starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman… From critically acclaimed author, Michael Cunningham, it’s the latest from the FBF Library!
The years-long New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Best Historical Novel that is “irresistible…seductive… with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page” (O, The Oprah Magazine). And it’s now a major motion picture starring Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz, and Alicia Vikander!
On her way home from school on a snowy December day in 1973, 14-year-old Susie Salmon (“like the fish”) is lured into a makeshift underground den in a cornfield and brutally raped and murdered, the latest victim of a serial killer–the man she knew as her neighbor, Mr. Harvey… In the hands of a brilliant novelist, this story of seemingly unbearable tragedy is transformed into a suspenseful and touching story about family, memory, love, heaven, and living.
In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women—mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends—view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t.
Set in the rural South, this tale centers around the Boatwright family, a proud and closeknit clan known for their drinking, fighting, and womanizing. The modern literary classic that has been compared to To Kill a Mockingbird and Catcher in the Rye!
At once a gripping whodunit, a love story, and an exploration of the mysteries of exile and redemption, this is a novel only Michael Chabon could have written.