Avon Library Staff Picks

I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids
4 of 5 stars
This hilarious book by comedy writer and stand-up comic Jen Kirkman sheds light on what it's like to be "child-free by choice". Everyone from her family and friends to her pedicurist has an opinion about Kirkman's child-free status, and ...
Trespasser
4 of 5 stars
Game Warden Mike Bowditch faces both internal personal demons, opponents in high places and a ruthless killer when he stumbles upon a mystery which takes him deep into the Maine Woods. This book is a quick read full of suspense and thou...
Blind Descent
4 of 5 stars
Park Ranger Anna Pigeon comes to the rescue of a woman injured in New Mexico's Carlsbad Cavern Park, but runs into more than she bargains for when she battles her fear of confined spaces and the person who does not want to see her escape...
Birthmarked
4 of 5 stars
This is the first in a teen dystopian trilogy is written by a former Tolland English teacher. A new teen midwife must take the first 3 babies she delivers each month into the inner privileged city. She doesn't question this until the ni...
Every Day
4 of 5 stars
Every day “A” wakes up in a different body: male or female; east coast or the west coast; large family or no family. When “A” falls in love with a Rhiannon, he’s intent on being around her as much as possible. Can they ever actually be t...
Savage Run
5 of 5 stars
Game Warden Joe Pickett investigates a series of mysterious crimes with an environmental twist that take him through a heart-pounding journey through a perilous canyon. Savage Run is full of well-written suspense and Joe Pickett takes th...
The Fault in Our Stars
5 of 5 stars
Hazel has never been anything but terminal. She meets Augustus Waters at Cancer Support Group and her whole life changes. In this quirky, funny but heartbreaking novel, John Green shares with us an insightful character-driven novel about...
The Windup Girl
4 of 5 stars
The title character is a bio-engineered “new person” discarded in Thailand by her Japanese owner. Emiko soon finds herself caught between dangerous forces in this bleak, near-future, science fictional world filled with religious and eth...
Talk Talk
4 of 5 stars
A racing narrative about identity theft veers into an examination of what makes up our identity and how we communicate. A page turner with one of the most likable, yet despicable antagonists.
Fobbit
4 of 5 stars
Welcome to a bizarre comedy about the appealing characters manning the forward operating base in the Iraq war.
A Calm Brain: Unlocking Your Natural Relaxation System
4 of 5 stars
This is the ultimate self-help guide to inner tranquility for those of us who like to have scientific explanations.
When Crickets Cry
4 of 5 stars
Beautifully written Southern based story about grief, guilt, hope and the heart (both the physical one and the spiritual one).
The Widow's War
4 of 5 stars
Historical fiction account of a strong natured, independent Cape Cod whaler's widow in the 1760's and her struggle against the strictures of the time and culture.
Born Under a Million Shadows
4 of 5 stars
A well-written debut novel about Kabul Afghanistan after the withdrawal of the Taliban. A sociocultural historical fiction told through the eyes of an 11-year old boy. (Holly)

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