December 2018

What’s New · Featured Book of the Month Program: December

Adult Title

The Necklace

Place a hold on our December selections for the Featured Book of the Month program!

The Necklace by Claire McMillan
“ Always the black sheep of the Quincy clan, Nell is cautious when she’s summoned to the family manor after her great-aunt Loulou’s death. A cold reception from the family grows chillier when they learn Loulou has left Nell a valuable heirloom: an ornate necklace from India. More than just a piece of jewelry, the necklace links Nell to a long-buried family secret involving Ambrose Quincy, who brought the necklace home from India in the 1920s as a gift for May, the woman he intended to marry. “In McMillan's charming novel, the historical narrative shines and the modern setting crackles with wit as Nell outmaneuvers her kin with ease and maybe finds true love herself. ”
Library Journal

Teen Title


Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
“Cath Avery’s life has two polestars: Wren, her identical twin, and the Simon Snow series, a Harry Potter–like publishing phenomenon that Cath has been reading—and rewriting, as a hugely popular fanfiction author—for years. While Cath is an expert on Simon’s life, she finds her own difficult, especially now that she’s starting college and Wren doesn’t want them to room together. Since Cath would rather stay in her room and write, her first year is terrifying, which she expected, but also heartbreaking and romantic, which she did not. Rowell blends Cath’s first year of college with excerpts of both the Simon Snow books and Cath’s fanfic to create a funny and tender comingof-age story that’s also the story of a writer finding her voice. ”
Publishers Weekly

Read the book and meet S. K. Ali at the Main Library on October 8th!

Children’s Title

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
Read the book and then see Mary Poppins Returns on December 25th!

“From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed. It all starts when Mary Poppins is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house. She becomes a most unusual nanny to Jane, Michael, and the twins. Who else but Mary Poppins can slide up banisters, pull an entire armchair out of an empty carpetbag, and make a dose of medicine taste like delicious lime-juice cordial? A day with Mary Poppins is a day of magic and make-believe come to life! ”

Look for displays of all our Featured Book of the Month titles at your local branch and the Main Library!