What’s New in Lucky Day?

Posted Jul 31, 2015

Thanks to the generous support and funding from the Friends of the Shorewood Library, we’re always adding new books to our Lucky Day Collection. 

Have you ever seen “LD” listed in CountyCat and wondered what that was?  It stands for “Lucky Day,” our unique collection designed to satisfy Shorewood patrons’ demand for good reads.  Lucky Day titles are additional copies of high-demand books that are readily available for you to take home.  So skip ahead in the holds line and pick up an LD book today!

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

After three airplanes fall from the sky outside of Elizabeth, New Jersey, life for fifteen year old Miri and her family changes.  The disaster affects everyone including Miri’s uncle who gains a reputation from reporting the unfortunate events; Miri’s boyfriend who has a knack for saving lives; and her best friend Natalie can now hear dead people.  Set in 1951-52, Blume captures the life and times of a nostalgic period while exploring how disaster and tragedy alters social structures like character, relationships, and sense of community.  Judy Blume is well recognized for authoring both children’s and young adult novels; this is her second novel published for an adult audience although teens may also enjoy this coming of age story.

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

The Little Paris Bookshop is set on a floating bookstore on the Seine with literary apothecary Monsieur Jean Perdu.  Heart broken, lonely, or bored, Perdu has the uncanny ability to suggest just the right book for readers to move forward, but why hasn’t Perdu moved on?  For over twenty years, he has avoided thoughts and memories of his former lover; he cannot even mention her name.  Finally, he reads a farewell letter that changes everything, and he, along with aspiring author Max Jordan, set sail to find answers they both need.  If you enjoyed The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin, you’re going to want to add this one to your list.

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari with Eric Klinenberg

Standup comedian Aziz Ansari brings his usual funny self to his new book Modern Romance—an exploration of love and technology.  For example, think of how the internet has changed how we find partners with online dating sites like match.com or how smart phones make one night stands easier with apps like Tinder.  Ansari works with a group of experts in gathering information from focus groups, crowdsourcing sites, and of course, personal anecdotes.  The bottom line is: dating can be a lot of work in this new digital landscape.  If you love Parks and Recreation, you’ll love Ansari’s take on navigating the high-tech jungle of today’s modern romance. 

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