Upcoming April Reads

Blog readers, we’ve almost made it to Spring! Days are getting warmer (albeit sometimes rainy) and it’s time to start thinking of sunshine and long days reading outside. Reserve these online at www.livingstonlibrary.org or via https://ebccls.overdrive.com.

First Person Singular: Stories by Haruki Murakami 

Short Stories

April 6

From nostalgic memories of youth, meditations on music, and an ardent love of baseball to dreamlike scenarios and invented jazz albums, together these stories challenge the boundaries between our minds and the exterior world. 

Broken: (In the Best Possible Way) by Jenny Lawson


April 6

As Jenny Lawson’s hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken (In the Best Possible Way), she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty.

Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson


April 6

The New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Never Have I Ever builds on her success with this addictive novel of domestic suspense in which a mother must decide how far she is willing to go to protect her child and the life she loves; a chilling and thoughtful tale of power, privilege, lies, revenge, and the choices we make, ones that transform our lives in unforeseen ways.

Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Contemporary Fiction

April 6

A warm, incisive new novel about the enduring bonds of marriage and friendship from Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Nest.

The Venice Sketchbook by Rhys Bowen

Historical Fiction

April 13th

Love and secrets collide in Venice during WWII in an enthralling novel of brief encounters and lasting romance by the New York Times bestselling author of The Tuscan Child and Above the Bay of Angels.

When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain


April 13

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife comes an atmospheric novel of intertwined destinies and heart-wrenching suspense: A detective hiding away from the world. A series of disappearances that reach into her past. Can solving them help her heal?

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth


April 13

Twin sisters who are polar opposites but who are harboring a deep, dark secret about their sociopathic mother must face the consequences of both her actions and their own when one tries to start a family.

The Son of Mr. Suleman by Eric Jerome Dickey


April 20

Targeted and blackmailed by racist colleagues, a Black professor at a Memphis university is called away from a whirlwind romance by the death of his father and a family that has never acknowledged him.

Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian 


April 20

A resourceful Puritan woman in 1662 Boston plots to escape a violent marriage only to find herself targeted by her disapproving and superstitious neighbors for failing to save a child’s life. By the best-selling author of The Flight Attendant.

Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri 


April 27

A marvelous new novel from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Lowland and Interpreter of Maladies – her first in nearly a decade. The story follows the routines of a misfit city dweller who experiences a year of remarkable transformation in the aftermath of a parent’s death.

Happy Reading!

-Katie Neylan, Head of Adult Services & Acquisitions

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