Ahoy Matey!

Sail over to our display located on the lower level of the library that features sea stories this month. Listed below are a sample of what the Community Library has available: 

The Bomb Vessel by Richard Woodman

Sea Change by Jeremy Page

Beyond the Reef by Alexander Kent

The Bomb Vessel by Richard Woodman 
Captain Nathaniel Drinkwater is caught up in the complex bloody Battle of Copenhagen, and must save his ship and help his brother escape the gallows. (Publisher Summary)

Ramage by Dudley Pope 
In a daring foray, under the very nose of the French Mediterranean fleet, Lieutenant Lord Nicholas Ramage is to sail his tiny cutter close in to the Italian shore and rescue a party of stranded aristocrats from Napoleon's fast-advancing army. Book #1 of the Lord Ramage series. (Publisher Summary)

Sea Change by Jeremy Page
Five years after a devastating tragedy that changed his life, Guy travels on a Dutch barge that has become his home and records in his diary the family life he imagines, a voyage transformed by the realities of the North Sea and a relationship with a mother and daughter. (Publisher Summary)

Beyond the Reef by Alexander Kent
March 1806: Napoleon holds Portugal and threatens his old ally Spain. Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho is dispatched once more to the Cape of Good Hope to establish a permanent naval force. (Publisher Summary)

If You Like Beverly Lewis' Novels, You May Also Like...

The Parting by Beverly Lewis
Author Beverly Lewis, who sets her contemporary evangelical Christian family stories among Amish communities in Pennsylvania and Ohio, attracts readers with authentic details and fascinating insights into the Amish people and their beliefs, including the issues surrounding their lifestyle and faith. (NoveList

If you haven't enjoyed one of Lewis' novels yet, start with The Parting:

As her family breaks away from their church district, Nellie is torn between her family and her beloved Caleb, who is staunch in his Old Order beliefs, but if Nellie does not soon respond to Caleb's betrothal offer, she surely lose him to the deacon's daughter. (Publisher Summary)

Fans of Beverly Lewis' writing may also enjoy the following books:

The Chance by Karen Kingsbury

Uncharted by Angela Hunt

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

The Hawk and the Jewel by Lori Wick

The Chance by Karen Kingsbury
Vowing to meet eleven years after sealing letters they wrote to each other in an old metal box, best friends Ellie and Nolan both have reservations about seeing each other again as loneliness, personal tragedies, and a lack of faith haunt both of them. (Publisher Summary)

Six friends agree to build a Christian school overseas, and when a shipwreck leaves them trapped on an island, their inner sins are on display, showing them that being a "good person" outwardly often hides an impure interior. (Publisher Summary)

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Bestselling author Francine Rivers skillfully retells the biblical love story of Gomer and Hosea in a tale set against the exciting backdrop of the California Gold Rush. (Publisher Summary)

Hawk and the Jewel by Lori Wick
The first in the newly repackaged Kensington Chronicles series, The Hawk and the Jewel sweeps readers from the tapestried halls of Victorian England to the alabaster courts of Arabia. (Publisher Summary)

2014 National Book Award FINALISTS Announced

The National Book Foundation, whose mission is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of good writing in America has announced their 2014 National Book Award finalists.  

The 2014 finalists in the fiction category are shown below:
An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Redeployment by Phil Klay

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Lila by Marilynne Robinson

For more information about the National Book Foundation click here.

Winners will be announced on November 19th.

The Man Booker Prize 2014

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
On Tuesday, October 14th, the winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction was announced, and the winner is ...Richard Flanagan for his novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North!

As outlined on the official Man Booker Prize website, "the prize, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2008 after launching in 1969, aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.To maintain the consistent excellence of the Man Booker Prize, judges are chosen from a wide range of disciplines, including critics, writers and academics, but also poets, politicians and actors, all with a passion for quality fiction."

Click here for more information on the Man Booker Prize and click here to place a hold on The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

Big Library Read

Join the first ever "global eBook club" by reading (or listening to) Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes!

The third most popular girl in school's choice between the hottest boy in town and a lonely but romantic misfit ends in tragedy and self-realization. (Publisher Summary)

How it works
Thanks to a partnership between OverDrive and HarperCollins, between October 13th and October 28th, Anatomy of a Misfit will immediately be available on OverDrive to all patrons with a valid library card.  

Join the discussion and leave your comments online!

Don't know how to access OverDrive? Click here to access our support site or call 631-399-1511 x240 to speak with a librarian.