Did You Miss This?

If you browse the book stacks at the Central Library, chances are you'll spy a "Did you miss this?" bookmark. With so many books to choose from, these flagged titles may be the next read you're looking for. So go ahead, browse and take a title home today. You might even discover a new, favorite read!

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  • The Empanada Brotherhood by John Nichols
    "Blondie" is fresh out of college in 1960s Greenwich Village. Shy and inexperienced, he meets a crowd of kooky outcasts from Argentina who introduce him to all sorts of adventures including women.
  • The Holding by Merilyn Simonds
    Alyson Thomson has left the city for a simpler life in Canada where she uncovers the writings of a young woman who lived more than a hundred years before.
  • Belladonna by Karen Moline
    If you like the Sleeping Beauty trilogy by Anne Rice (writing as A.N. Roquelaure), Belladonna's tortured past and her exquisite instrument of revenge will keep you reading.
  • Turtle Belly by Joel Monture
    After Sam's mother is murdered, he is raised by loving relatives on the reservation. Never quite fitting in, he must deal with another displacement when he earns an art scholarship to Dartmouth.
  • The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill
    Fans of Alexander McCall Smith may enjoy this tale of Dr. Siri Paiboun who finds himself appointed coroner in Pathet Lao. He may have no training or supplies but he has plenty of curiosity and integrity.
  • The Turquoise Ring by Grace Tiffany
    Shylock from The Merchant of Venice receives a radical new interpretation as 21-year-old Shiloh ben Gozan. He flees the Spanish Inquisition to live openly as a Jew in Venice, carrying with him a turquoise ring that impacts the rest of his life.
  • Prospero's Daughter by Elizabeth Nunez
    Another take on Shakespeare's work, this time it's The Tempest! Set on a lush Caribbean island during the height of tensions with the British colonists, two lovers come of age and violate the ultimate taboo.
  • Landsman by Peter Charles Melman
    If you like Cold Mountain or The Widow of the South you may enjoy the story of Elias Abrams who loses his mother to yellow fever in 1853, beginning a life of hardship and ultimately finds love.
  • Seasons of the Palm by Perumal Murugan
    Translated from the Tamil, a story about an "untouchable" from the Dalits caste in India, who is in service to a paternal yet powerful landlord.
  • Captain of the Sleepers by Mayra Montero
    Now 83 years old and dying, Bunker wants to tell the story of his affair with Estela during the Puerto Rican Revolution.

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Written by Laurie. on May 30, 2014


Anonymous on June 2, 2014


Great list! And great to know about the Did you miss this? bookmarks. I'll be looking for them.

Laurie. on June 3, 2014


Thanks! The entire Library's collection is fun to browse online and in person. I also like the We Read browsing area full of customer and staff reviews located on level 2.

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