The Pfau Library has a new display on our 1st floor that highlights five bestselling books we own. We hope you will discover an interesting new book to read! Please check the Pfau Library Catalog for current availability.
The first book is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. 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 really did happen to Nick’s beautiful wife? Featured Books (1st Floor) PS3606 .L935 G66 2012; more copies on the 4th Floor at the same call number; and Audio Books (Check-Out Desk 1st Floor) # 10,705.
The second book is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. From 1854 to 1929, orphaned East Coast children were loaded onto trains that took them to the Midwest, West Coast, Canada, and Mexico. Upon arrival, they were displayed for families interested in adopting them. One of the book’s main characters, Vivian Daly, now an old woman, was one of those children. She meets Molly Ayer, a teen who is “aging out” of the foster care system. Together, they discover answers to mysteries that have haunted Vivian her entire life—answers that will free them both. On order, available soon.
The third book is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Reunited after six years of separation during WWII, Claire Beauchamp Randall and her husband, Frank, decide to go to the Scottish Highlands for a second honeymoon to get re-acquainted. One day, Claire goes for a walk by herself and comes across a circle of standing stones. Not thinking much of them, Claire decides to walk right through them and is transported to the 18th century, in the year 1743! Restricted, 1stfloor PS3557.A022 098 1991.
The fourth book is The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, inspired by the 1936 U.S. Men’s Olympics where an eight-oar crew won an Olympic gold medal. These men were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers. They defeated eastern and British universities and the Germans who were rowing for Adolf Hitler. Along the way they won the hearts of millions of Americans. The book describes the journey of the entire team, but it features one rower in particular, Joe Rantz. Having no family, Rantz rows to regain his shattered self-regard and to find a place he can call home. 5th Floor GV796 .B76 2013b.
The final book is Burn by James Patterson. This is the seventh book of detective Michael Bennett’s adventures. Bennett’s efforts have brought down the ruthless crime lord he’s been hiding his family from. Returning home to New York he and his family settle in, but it seems as if a safe life isn’t in the picture. Bennett receives a disturbance call about a party being held in a condemned building that he dismisses. And then a charred body is found in the very same building! Featured Books (1st Floor) PS3566 .A822 B87 2014.
If you have questions or would like to know more, please contact Iwona Contreras at (909) 537-3447 or firstname.lastname@example.org.