National Science Fiction Day

“An Unkindness of Ghosts” by Rivers Solomon seems a good book to highlight on this day as the book won many awards and was on many a “Best of 2017” book list.

The good news for Newton Public Library patrons is the book is available to check out from the library shelves, as an eBook from Sunflower eLibrary, and as an eBook or audiobook from Hoopla.

Here’s NPR’s review of the book:
“What Solomon achieves with this debut–the sharpness, the depth, the precision–puts me in mind of a syringe full of stars. I want to say about this book, its only imperfection is that it ended. But that might give the wrong impression: that it is a happy book, a book that makes a body feel good. It is not a happy book. I love it like I love food, I love it for what it did to me, I love it for having made me feel stronger and more sure in a nightmare world, but it is not a happy book. It is an antidote to poison. It is inoculation against pervasive, enduring disease. Like a vaccine, it is briefly painful, leaves a lingering soreness, but armors you from the inside out.”

Check it out! All you need is a Newton Public Library card and PIN. If you still need to get a card, it’s free!