April: Books with Split Viewpoints

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Sometimes, the best narrators are multiple narrators. Check out these books with multiple viewpoints and experience the world through lots of eyes.


George R. R Martin, Roy Dotrice
Description: A tale of court intrigues in the land of Seven Kingdoms, a country "blessed by golden summers that go on for years, and cursed by cruel winters that can last a generation." Treachery, murder, incest.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Sandy (Librarian) Hall
Description: A romance between two college students, Gabe and Lea, is told through the perspectives of fourteen onlookers, from Lea's roommate to Gabe's best friend, their creative writing teacher, and the barista at the local Starbucks.
Call Number: YA FIC Hall
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Khaled Hosseini, Atossa Leoni
Description: Mariam and Laila are born a generation apart but are are brought together by war and fate. Together they endure the dangers surrounding them and discover the power of both love and sacrifice.
Call Number: FIC Hos
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Beth Revis, Lauren Ambrose, Carlos Santos, Penguin Audio (Firm)
Description: Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet three hundred years in the future, but her frozen slumber abruptly ends fifty years too soon when someone on board the ship tries to murder her.
Call Number: YA FIC Rev
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Khaled Hosseini
Description: Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and step-mother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters. To Adbullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything. A novel about how people love, how they take care of each other, and how choices made today can resonate through future generations. This multi-generational family story revolves around siblings and how they love, betray, hurt, honor, and would do anything for one another.
Call Number: FIC Hos
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
David (David Stephen) Mitchell
Description: Mitchell weaves history, science, humor, and suspense in six separate but related narratives, each set in a different time and place.
Call Number: FIC Mit
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Philippe Munch
Description: A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator. Includes illustrated notes throughout the text explaining the historical background of the story.
Call Number: FIC She
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Gillian Flynn
Description: On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what did really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
Call Number: LP FIC Fly
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Nicole Krauss
Description: Connected solely by a desk of enormous dimension and many drawers that exerts a power over those who possess it or give it away, three people--a lonely American novelist clinging to the memory of a poet who has mysteriously vanished in Chile, an old man in Israel facing the imminent death of his wife of 51 years, and an esteemed antiques dealer tracking down the things stolen from his father by the Nazis--struggle to create a meaningful permanence in the face of inevitable loss.
Call Number: LP FIC Kra
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Mark Z Danielewski, Zampano
Call Number: FIC Dan
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Ali Smith
Description: "In one half of the book, we follow the story of Francescho del Cossa, a Renaissance painter in fifteenth-century Italy who assumes a duel identity, living as both a man and a woman. In the novel's other half, George, a contemporary English teenage girl, is in mourning after the death of her brilliant, rebellious mother. As she struggles to fill the void in her life, George finds her thoughts circling again and again around a whimsical trip she and her mother once made to Italy, to see a certain Renaissance fresco"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Helen Frost
Description: Seven teens facing such problems as pregnancy, closeted homosexuality, and abuse each describe in poetic forms what caused them to leave home and where they found home again.
Call Number: YA FIC Fro
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Colum McCann
Description: In the dawning light of the late summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. . . . It is August, 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter-mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
Description: High school student Nick O'Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart.
Call Number: YA FIC Coh
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Elizabeth Strout
Description: At the edge of the continent, in the small town of Crosby, Maine, lives Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large but doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her.
Call Number: FIC Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Kimberly McCreight
Description: Kate is in the middle of the biggest meeting of her career when she gets the telephone call from Grace Hall, her daughter's exclusive private school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Amelia has been suspended, effective immediately, and Kate must come get her daughter now. But Kate's stress over leaving work quickly turns to panic when she arrives at the school and finds it surrounded by police officers, fire trucks, and an ambulance. By then it's already too late for Amelia. And for Kate. An academic overachiever despondent over getting caught cheating has jumped to her death. At least that is the story Grace Hall tells Kate. And clouded as she is by her guilt and grief, it is the one she forces herself to believe. Until she gets an anonymous text: Amelia didn't jump.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Lauren Oliver
Description: Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family--bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna--have arrived for their inheritance. But the Walkers are not alone.
Call Number: FIC Oli
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Emily St. John Mandel, Kirsten Potter, Random House Audio Publishing
Description: One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production. Jeevan Chaudhary, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthur's chest as the curtain drops, but Arthur is dead. That same night, as Jeevan walks home from the theater, a terrible flu begins to spread. Hospitals are flooded and Jeevan and his brother barricade themselves inside as life disintegrates outside.
Call Number: FIC Man
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
James Klise
Description: When some quirky art donated to a school fundraising effort to help a Pakistani American family, victims of a possible hate crime, is revealed to be an unknown work by a famous outsider artist, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, adults and teenagers alike debate who should get the money and begin to question each other's motivations.
Call Number: YA FIC Kli
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Margaret Atwood
Description: A science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in a dingy backstreet room. Set in a multi-layered story of the death of a woman's sister and husband in the 1940's, with a novel-within-a novel as a background.
Call Number: FIC Atw
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Junot Díaz
Description: Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fukœ-the curse that has haunted the Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.
Call Number: FIC Dia
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Paula Hawkins, Clare Corbett (Narrator), Louise Brealey, India Fisher
Description: Obsessively watching a breakfasting couple every day to escape the pain of her losses, Rachel witnesses a shocking event that inextricably entangles her in the lives of strangers.
Call Number: FIC Haw
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Jojo Moyes, Penelope Rawlins, Clare Corbett (Narrator)
Description: Unwillingly rendered an object of obsession by the Kommandant occupying her small French town in World War I, Sophie risks everything to reunite with her husband a century before a widowed Liv tests her resolve to claim ownership of Sophie's portrait.
Call Number: FIC Moy
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Kathryn Stockett
Description: Seemingly as different from one another as can be, three women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.
Call Number: FIC Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Elizabeth Kostova
Description: A young woman discovers an ancient book and a cache of old letters in her father's library, and thus begins her adventurous quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, a search that will span continents and generations, and a confrontation with the darkest powers of evil.
Call Number: FIC Kos
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Karen Joy Fowler
Call Number: LP FIC Fow
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Kate Morton
Description: "Living on her family's idyllic lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented sixteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure. One midsummer's eve the Edevanes discover that their youngest child, eleven-month-old Theo, has vanished without a trace. What follows is a tragedy that tears the family apart in ways they never imagined. Decades later, Alice is living in London, having enjoyed a long successful career as an author. Theo's case has never been solved. Miles away, Sadie Sparrow, a young detective in the London police force, is staying at her grandfather's house in Cornwall. While out walking one day, she stumbles upon the old estate, clearly abandoned long ago. Her curiosity is sparked, setting off a series of events that will bring her and Alice together and reveal shocking truths about a past long gone yet more present than ever."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Jeffrey Eugenides
Description: Madeleine Hanna breaks out of her straight-and-narrow mold when she falls in love with charismatic loner Leonard Bankhead, while at the same time an old friend of hers resurfaces, obsessed with the idea that Madeleine is his destiny.
Call Number: FIC Eug
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Katherine Howe
Description: While readying her grandmother's abandoned home for sale, Connie Goodwin discovers an ancient key in a seventeenth-century Bible with a scrap of parchment bearing the name Deliverance Dane. In her quest to discover who this woman was and seeking a rare artifact--a physick book--Connie begins to feel haunted by visions of the long-ago witch trials and fears that she may be more tied to Salem's past than she could have imagined.
Call Number: FIC How
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Barbara Kingsolver, Dean Robertson
Description: The drama of a U.S. missionary family in Africa during a war of decolonization. At its center is Nathan Price, a self-righteous Baptist minister who establishes a mission in a village in 1959 Belgian Congo. The resulting clash of cultures is seen through the eyes of his wife and his four daughters.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Maggie Stiefvater
Description: Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.
Call Number: YA FIC Sti
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
William Faulkner
Description: First published in 1929, Faulkner created his "heart's darling," the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story Faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothers--the idiot Benjy, the neurotic suicidal Quentin and the monstrous Jason.
Call Number: FIC Fau
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Russell Banks
Call Number: FIC Ban
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Audrey Niffenegger
Description: Clare first met her future husband, Henry, when he was 30 years her senior. However, as a result of Henry's Chrono-Displacement Disorder, when the couple married, they were only separated by eight years. Unable to stop shifting in time, Henry attempts to coup with the emotional trauma of missing and revisiting portions of his life.
Call Number: FIC Nif
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Jennifer. 1968- McMahon
Description: West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter. Now, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Alice vanishes without a trace.
Call Number: FIC McM
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Susan Hill
Call Number: FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Irvine Welsh
Call Number: FIC Wel
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Sara Gruen
Call Number: Book Club Kit FIC Gru
Format: Kit
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
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A Game Of Thrones [Audiobook]
George R. R Martin, Roy Dotrice
FIC Mar
The Blind Assassin
Margaret Atwood
FIC Atw
A Little Something Different
Sandy (Librarian) Hall
YA FIC Hall
The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao
Junot Díaz
FIC Dia
A Thousand Splendid Suns [Audiobook]
Khaled Hosseini, Atossa Leoni
FIC Hos
The Girl On The Train : A Novel [Audiobook]
Paula Hawkins, Clare Corbett (Narrator), Louise Brealey, India Fisher
FIC Haw
Across The Universe [Audiobook]
Beth Revis, Lauren Ambrose, Carlos Santos, Penguin Audio (Firm)
YA FIC Rev
The Girl You Left Behind [Audiobook]
Jojo Moyes, Penelope Rawlins, Clare Corbett (Narrator)
FIC Moy
And The Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini
FIC Hos
The Help
Kathryn Stockett
FIC Sto
Cloud Atlas
David (David Stephen) Mitchell
FIC Mit
The Historian [Audiobook]
Elizabeth Kostova
FIC Kos
Frankenstein
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Philippe Munch
FIC She
The Jane Austen Book Club [Large Print]
Karen Joy Fowler
LP FIC Fow
Gone Girl [Large Print]
Gillian Flynn
LP FIC Fly
The Lake House : A Novel
Kate Morton
FIC Mor
Great House [Large Print]
Nicole Krauss
LP FIC Kra
The Marriage Plot
Jeffrey Eugenides
FIC Eug
House Of Leaves
Mark Z Danielewski, Zampano
FIC Dan
The Physick Book Of Deliverance Dane
Katherine Howe
FIC How
How To Be Both : A Novel
Ali Smith
FIC Smi
The Poisonwood Bible [Audiobook]
Barbara Kingsolver, Dean Robertson
FIC Kin
Keesha's House
Helen Frost
YA FIC Fro
The Scorpio Races
Maggie Stiefvater
YA FIC Sti
Let The Great World Spin
Colum McCann
FIC McC
The Sound And The Fury.
William Faulkner
FIC Fau
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
YA FIC Coh
The Sweet Hereafter
Russell Banks
FIC Ban
Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout
FIC Str
The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger
FIC Nif
Reconstructing Amelia : A Novel
Kimberly McCreight
FIC McC
The Winter People
Jennifer. 1968- McMahon
FIC McM
Rooms
Lauren Oliver
FIC Oli
The Woman In Black
Susan Hill
FIC Hil
Station Eleven : A Novel [Audiobook]
Emily St. John Mandel, Kirsten Potter, Random House Audio Publishing
FIC Man
Trainspotting
Irvine Welsh
FIC Wel
The Art Of Secrets
James Klise
YA FIC Kli
Water For Elephants [Kit]
Sara Gruen
Book Club Kit FIC Gru