Top Ten Circulating Fiction Titles in 2018

The 17th Suspect by James Patterson The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson The Fallen by David Baldacci Origin: a Novel by Dan Brown The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng An American Marriage by Tayari Jones The Disappeared by C.J. Box The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah…
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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…
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Guest Review: “Barracoon”

— Steve Richards reviews “Barracoon” (306.362 Hurston – also available in Large Print) by Zora Neale Hurston Kossola, AKA, Cudjo Lewis, arrived in Alabama in the last known shipload of slaves to make it through the blockade in the 1860s. This was after importation of slaves became illegal. Barracoon, The Story of the Last “Black…
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Jannell’s 7 Favorite Books

Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson In this series Elisa, the bearer of the Godstone, is destined to do something great. The reader meets her as an anxious teenager and follows her transition into a headstrong, fierce, and selfless heroine. I absolutely love this series. (Hector is my book boyfriend; no, you can’t have…
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Why I Love My Library – by Ashley

The Newton Public Library is a family friendly environment. The staff is exceptionally courteous in helping individuals find specific books, as well as their way around the library. Moreover, they offer “large print” books for those who may have vision difficulties and also for special needs purposes. I just think it is wonderful how they…
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