Letters to Zell – Camille Griep

Not just another behind the scenes fairy tale tale, Letters to Zell by Camille Griep focuses on the friendship among the four most well-known princesses of Grimmland: Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty as they finish their Pages and move into the Happily Ever Afters that usually happen after the story ends. Written in letters to Rapunzel (Zell) who has thrown over her story completely to run a unicorn rescue preserve with her prince, the other three princesses struggle with how they want their lives to go as opposed to how they are written. Laugh-out-loud funny, vaguely raunchy (Snow White has very little filter it seems), and deeply profound, Letters to Zell explores life truths that we all have to figure out, whether we're characters in a book or the humans reading about them. - Schlow Centre Region Library    Read More >

Secondhand Souls – Christopher Moore

If you are into bizarre, slightly raunchy, chuckle-inducing tales of the dead and almost dead, then Christopher Moore's Secondhand Souls is the book for you. The sequel to A Dirty Job continues Charlie Asher's story as he tries to keep the forces of evil at bay, although it is admittedly tougher in a cobbled-together body of animal parts and lunch meat. No review could possibly do the plot and cast of characters justice as this definitely falls under the You Just Have to Read It category. The icing on this literary cake? The cover glows in the dark. - DJ, Schlow Centre Region Library    Read More >


Delicious – Ruth Reichl

"I devoured this book - it was delicious! Mystery, romance, history and a glimpse into culinary publishing and an iconic cheese shop combined with letters written by a 12 year old to the famous chef, James Beard, and a puzzle/treasure hunt kept my interest even though I'm not a foodie. Written by a well known food writer and chef." - Schlow Library Staff    Read More >

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust – Alan Bradley

Flavia de Luce—“part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” (The New York Times Book Review)—takes her remarkable sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools in the captivating new mystery from New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley.    Read More >

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War – Karen Abbott

"A captivating look at four women who took tremendous risks to contribute to the war effort during the American Civil War. Thoroughly researched and artfully written, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy presents a unique perspective on the the Civil War, carefully balancing stories from both the North and South and providing insights into the lives of American women during one of the most difficult chapters of our nation's history." - Schlow Library Staff    Read More >

A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman

"This debut novel demonstrates the author's outstanding talent with phrasing to portray the characters' personalities. Funny, sweet, sad, laugh-out-loud in many instances, I have recommended this book to many friends who want a thoughtful, engaging, yet playful story about human nature and people interacting with each other." - Schlow Library Staff    Read More >

A Desperate Fortune – Susanna Kearsley

"Susanna Kearsley is a talented and engaging writer who brings readers along for an exciting ride! Her books are imaginative and always have a twist that keep them surprising and interesting. If you havent discovered this author, now is the time!" - Schlow Library Staff    Read More >