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Cozy Up with a Good Book - Recommended Winter Reads


Winter recommended adult reads

By Rabinder Singh, Adult Programming Assistant

Get a speedy start to your winter reading challenge! These books are full of intriguing characters and compelling storytelling that will make it easy to rack up those reading minutes.

The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell
An intricate and affecting novel about twisted marriages, fractured families, the lengths we will go to
protect the ones we love and uncover the truth, and deadly obsessions in this standalone sequel to The
Family Upstairs.

The Good Left Undone by Adriana Trigiani
From present day Viareggio to Glasgow during World War II, a multigenerational sweeping tale of love lost, family secrets and reconciliation over decades.

Mustique Island by Sarah McCoy
A sun-splashed romp with a rich divorcee and her two wayward daughters in 1970s Mustique, the world's
most exclusive private island, where Princess Margaret and Mick Jagger were regulars and scandals stayed hidden from the press.

One By One by Ruth Ware
When an off-site company retreat meant to promote mindfulness and collaboration goes utterly wrong when an avalanche hits, the corporate food chain becomes irrelevant and survival trumps togetherness. Come Monday morning, how many members short will the team be?

The Promise by Damon Galgut
Haunted by an unmet promise, the Swart family loses touch after the death of their matriarch. Adrift, the lives of the three siblings move separately through the uncharted waters of South Africa. Reunited by four funerals over three decades, the dwindling family reflects the atmosphere of its country - an atmosphere
of resentment, renewal and - ultimately - hope. Winner of the 2021 Booker Prize.

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