EAST KINGSTON — The East Kingston Public Library has a wonderful selection of new titles to tempt our readers. If your taste runs toward historical fiction we have a number of new releases in your favorite genre to tempt you. Edward Rutherfurd has a new book out this season, Paris. “Anyone who has ever visited Paris or desires to do so will definitely want to dig into this movable feast. Both Paris, the venerable City of Light, and Rutherfurd, the undisputed master of the multigenerational historical saga, shine in this sumptuous urban epic.” - Booklist
“The Edge of the Earth” by Christina Schwartz explores the theme of a young woman from 19th century Milwaukee who surprises family and friends by leaving her middle class life and long standing beau for a quixotic stranger. Her adventure leads her to a life as a light house keeper on Point Lucia on the California coast. The seclusion and the natural beauty of the spot led to her life’s work as a naturalist as she documents tide pool and shore.
Our Book group is reading “Remarkable Creatures” by Tracy Chevalier. It explores the life of a real 19th century pioneer. Mary Anning was a British fossil collector, dealer, and paleontologist who became known around the world for a number of important finds she made in the Jurassic marine fossil beds at Lyme Regis in Dorset, where she lived. This novelization of her story delves into friendships and circumstances that challenged the mores of her time.
Watch for the new Dan Brown title in mid May. “The Inferno” is based on Dante’s poem and is perhaps more thrilling mystery and code breaking exercise. With his detailed research and explorations into art and literature, Dan Brown satisfies the history buff in us all.
Join us at the East Kingston Public Library to begin your journey to the past.