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Hidden Gems From the Northbrook Public Library

Check out one of these great reads.

Are you looking for your next great book? Check out a few of the hidden gems located at the . Call 847-272-2958 or use the online catalog at www.northbrook.info to place a hold today.

The Shallows: What the Internet is doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
Expanding on an article that appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the best-selling author of The Big Switch discusses the intellectual and cultural consequences of the Internet, and how it may be transforming our neural pathways for the worse. Technology fans will find a lot to love in this compelling book. Science Writing

The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
At a festive barbecue in the Melbourne suburb a man slaps the child of another couple, triggering a court case and a variety of confrontations within the lives of the the families and friends present. An intriguing exploration of suburban life in a modern world, this book is suggested to fans of Jonathan Franzen or Tom Perotta’s Little Children. Literary Fiction.

Cowboys Are My Weakness by Pam Houston
In Pam Houston's critically acclaimed collection of strong, shrewd, and very funny stories, we meet smart women who are looking for the love of a good man, and men who are wild and hard to pin down. A literary take on the romance genre makes for a unique, fun read that would appeal to readers looking for stories about relationships between men and women. Short Stories.

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
Charles Yu, time travel technician, helps save people from themselves in a world where time travel is a part of everyday life. When he isn’t saving people from themselves, he is searching for his father, who invented time travel and then vanished. This moving tale explores the implications and loneliness of a world where time manipulation is a reality. An intriguing read for fans of Kurt Vonnegut. Science Fiction.

The Tunnel by William H. Gass
The Tunnel tells story of a middle aged professor who, upon completion of his massive historical study, Guilt and Innocence in Hitler's Germany, finds himself writing a novel about his own life instead of the introduction his magnum opus. William Gass readers waited 30 years for this book to be completed and the book tends to be divisive – some love it and some hate it. However fans of writers like David Foster Wallace or Thomas Pynchon will most likely fall on the “love it” side of the debate. Literary Fiction.

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