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Karrie and Steph’s Awesome Zoom BookTalk – 2020


Karrie and Steph’s Awesome Zoom BooksTalk – 2020
Library BooksTalks on Zoom, November 13, 2020
Karrie S. and Steph E. (Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries)

Karrie’s Books

The Book of Longing
by Sue Monk Kidd (Kidd)

Ana is a brilliant, ambitious, rebellious young woman. She is from a wealthy family from Galilee and is expected to marry an older widower, A chance encounter introduces her to Jesus. This is their love story.

My Dear Hamilton
by Stephanie Dray and Laura Croghan Kamoie (Dray)

The now famous story of Alexander and Eliza Hamilton, told from Mrs. Hamilton’s point of view.

Dear Child
by Romy Hausmann (Hausmann)

A dark and disturbing story about Lena, a college student who disappeared thirteen years ago, her captor, and their daughter Hannah. But, not everybody’s stories seem to add up.

Turn of the Key
by Ruth Ware (Ware)

When Rowan Caine gets the job as a live-in nanny, she thinks it’s a dream: great house, perfect family, amazing location. It turns out to be a nightmare. A child ends up dead, and Rowan is in prison.

Brown Girl Dreaming
by Jacqueline Woodson (j818 Woo)

Author Jacqueline Woodson’s autobiography, written in prose, telling how writing changed her life.

The Book of Two Ways
by Jodi Picoult (Picoult)

When you come to the end of your life, will you be happy with the path you chose?

Steph’s Books

The Vanishing Half
by Brit Bennett (Bennett)

Twins Desiree and Stella run away from their small town at age 16. Once on their own, the consequences of each young woman’s choices set them onto dramatically different paths that affect their relationship and their lives forever.

Special Circumstances
by Sheldon Siegel (Siegel)

Mike Daley sets up private practice after losing his position as partner at one of San Francisco’s most prestigious law firms. His first case turns out to be defending his good friend who is accused of killing two of their fellow lawyers.

Squeeze Me
by Carl Hiaasen (Hiaasen)

A prominent dowager disappears during a swanky Palm Beach charity ball while Angie Armstrong (wildlife wrangler extraordinaire) is called in to take care of an influx of giant pythons. Coincidence?

The Best of Me
by David Sedaris (817 Sed)

A collection of some of his best stories, chosen by the author himself.

by Brandon Stanton (779.12 Sta)

Portraits and brief interviews of people from more than forty countries.

Troubled Blood
by Robert Galbraith (Galbraith)

Private investigator Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott tackle a rare cold case, and continue to navigate the feelings they may have for one another. This series of novels has also been adapted into movies available on DVD.