What better way to welcome spring than with new eBook recommendations from the GPL staff. All the selected books are available from OverDrive, one of our many eBook platforms you can access right from GPL’s website under the “eLibrary” tab. Take a look, read a sample, download and enjoy!
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
If you’re heading out on a solo road trip, this is your perfect match. Amy and her many celebrity guests provide great company with their heartfelt, funny and sometimes even inspirational stories.
Christa, Adult Services:
Wildflower by Drew Barrymore
A fun and plucky read about one of America’s sweethearts. Quoting Ms. Barrymore, this book is not quite a biography and not quite a memoir. It tells the story of her life growing up on Poinsetta Place, to her pit falls, and best role yet, a mother.
Liz, Teen Services:
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott
The true story of four young women taking on the ultimate challenge: risking their lives to become spies during the Civil War. All from different walks of life, a socialite, farmer’s daughter, abolitionist and lastly a widow all have one common goal in mind, to see their side rise to victory.
The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
Geraldine Brooks’ historical and biblical fiction never disappoints. She can make you read a story that you never thought you’d be interested in. In this case, The Secret Chord tells the story of the life of the great King David, from his grand rise to his eventual downfall.
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Powerful, intense writing that chronicles the lives of the main characters, Elena and Lila, and sixty years of friendship in Naples, Italy.
Gail, Children’s Services
Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein
This time Mr. Lemoncello has invited teams from all across America to compete in the first ever LIBRARY OLYMPICS. But something suspicious is going on . . . is someone trying to CENSOR what the kids are reading?! In between figuring out mind-boggling challenges, the kids will have to band together to get to the bottom of this mystery.