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Staff Pick: The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler

Marta Main PictureAnne Tyler has taken the sting from death in The Beginner’s Goodbye. Aaron’s wife begins appearing to him a year after she dies. As Aaron looks back on his marriage and moves forward in his life, he’s challenged to recognize his deceased wife for her truest self and offer one final romantic date.

By Readers' Advisor on November 12, 2013 Categories: All Staff Picks, Books, Picks by Marta

Wife 22

Wife 22 book coverAlice Buckle is a busy working mom. Right after her husband has an unexpected melt down at his advertising company, Alice has been asked to participate in the Netherfeld Center’s Marriage Studies Survey. This begins her identity as Wife 22. As Alice answers questions about her hope and dreams, the times she has loved her husband the most and loved him the least, she is forced to look at the bigger issues in her own life. In the meantime, the sparks are sizzling between Alice and Researcher 101. Wife 22 asks the question:  Is it possible to have romance and passion in mid-life? One way or another Alice is going to find the answer to her own happily ever after.

By Readers' Advisor on October 7, 2013 Categories: All Staff Picks, Books, Picks by Marta, Romance

Marta’s Pick: The World’s Strongest Librarian

Marta staff picks photoLibrarian Josh Hanagarne can bend horse-shoes. He’s also a bright, witty, semi-believing Mormon living with a severe form of Tourette Syndrome.  The World’s Strongest Librarian is a memoir of love, books, and family, spiced with tales of eccentric library patrons and Josh’s wry account of his journey with Tourette’s.

By Readers' Advisor on August 6, 2013 Categories: All Staff Picks, Books, Nonfiction, Picks by Marta