Although MCC Library is closed for the rest of the semester, we are still here to help you find great books to read. In Staff Picks we will recommend titles that you can find to download for free.
What to Read This Month -
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (from Amazon.com) -
“For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest: Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons, only to later doubt her gifts, and Virgil Stanhope, the jaded private detective who’d originally investigated Alice’s case along with the strange, possibly linked death of one of her colleagues. As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, they’ll have to face even harder answers. As Jenna’s memories dovetail with the events in her mother’s journals, the story races to a mesmerizing finish.”
This book will leave your head spinning and you will end up having to rethink what you know about elephants and the world in general. You can borrow this book at https://iconnct.rbdigital.com/home. Click "register" to set up account. CT residents may access without a library card using this access code: ctstatelib20. To bring up this book click on the magnifying glass on the upper right-hand corner of the page. Select to search “eBooks” and type in title. Click on book to check out. If copies are all checked out you can place one on hold. Take a look at what else is available to borrow while you wait.