As Bright as Heaven | NoveList

a1dtg8fdellWe would like the Carl Rasmussen family for their donation of a storage shelf and two totes of books to the Northwood City Center Library!  We very much appreciate these gifts.


This week we’re featuring  As Bright as Heaven, by Susan Meissner, and Artemis, by Andy Weir.

In As Bright As Heaven, 1918 Philedelphia is a city of promise and hope.  Pauline Bright, her husband, and their three daughters arrive with dreams of a new beginning and a chance at a better life.  But just as they begin to make their place, their dreams are shattered when the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of North America.

As the deadly  pandemic claims more and more lives, Pauline and family find themselves in a world that looks nothing like the one they knew.  But even as they lose loved ones, they take in an infant, orphaned by the disease, who becomes their single source of hope.

Through tragedy and trials, they learn what they cannot live without, and what they are willing to do about it.  “A family saga, coming-of-age tale, and riveting historical fiction all in one. A must read!”—Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale


Artemis,  a sci-fi heist adventure, follows cheeky smuggler Jasmine “Jazz” Bashara, a m6b67ygkjii6pmgpo2e2t4wyjyresident of Earth’s first and only Lunar colony, as she seeks to escape a life of tiny apartments, constant debt, and disgusting lower-class food by agreeing to orchestrate a plot to secure a huge score.  This is a giant leap from her small-time smuggling, but she’s never met a challenge her intellect couldn’t handle.

But as it turns out, becoming a criminal mastermind turns out to be the least of her problems- because this heist is the door to a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself.  Trapped between competing forces and pursued by the Law and a killer alike, Jazz is forced to admit to herself that maybe for once she’s in a little over her head… “Weir excels when it comes to geeky references, snarky humour and scenes of ingenious scientific problem-solving.” —Financial Times

And our highlighted resource this week is NoveList- a tool that allows us as librarians to recommend books for you no matter what genre you like to read.  Featuring links to a vast collection of read-alikes and reviews of hundreds of books, this site makes it easy to find your next read when you’re unsure.


Come visit us at the Northwood City Center Library- we look forward to your visits!



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