Recommendations from Adult Department Assistant Director and Readers’ Advisory Librarian Sarah Kovac.
Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May
In this memoir, journalist Katherine May faces illness, job loss, and parenting issues all at once. Her pain leads her to explore how difficult phases of life can offer unexpected opportunities. This lyrical and thoughtful book explores the transformative power of rest.
In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende
A minor accident during a snowstorm sets in motion a series of events that intertwines the lives of two professors and a nanny. A revelation that there is a body in the trunk of the nanny’s car sends the trio on a madcap adventure. Heartfelt and character-driven, this literary novel explores issues of race and the immigrant experience.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
In the unforgiving terrain of 1920 Alaska, a couple without children stumbles upon a young girl dwelling in the wilderness alongside a faithful red fox. Over time, they begin to love this peculiar, otherworldly child, embracing her as if she were their own. Based on a Russian fairy tale, The Snow Child is bittersweet and haunting.
Icebreaker by Hannah Grace
Romantic tensions rise when figure skater Hannah Grace and hockey player Nathan Hawkins are forced to share a rink. Fans of the ‘90s movie The Cutting Edge will enjoy this enemies-to-lovers sports romance.
The Frozen River by Ariel Lawhon
This suspenseful historical mystery tells the story of real-life frontier midwife Martha Ballard, who is pulled into an investigation of a shocking murder. Readers interested in early American history will revel in being transported to the post-Revolutionary era.