Patricia’s Fresh Picks for October

One of the things I like best about working at a library is seeing new books arrive.  I am an absolutely sucker for being the first to read a library book.  There’s something satisfying about being the first to crack the spine on a paperback, and something comforting about that new book smell.

I’ve sniffed out some great new-to-us books.  Here they are, October’s Fresh Picks:


The Wonder of All Things* by Jason Mott

Ava is a healer and everyone wants a miracle.  Trouble is, Ava grows weaker with each person she heals.  Kirkus Reviews calls it a “creative yet haunting rendering of the mixed blessings of so-called miracles.”


The Back of the Turtle by Thomas King

The author of the contemporary classic Green Grass, Running Water with his first novel in 15 years.  Using his customary blend of native mythology and powerful storytelling, King tells the story of Gabriel, a brilliant scientist who has inadvertently caused mass environmental devastation.


I Remember Beirut by Zeina Abirached

Attention fans of Persepolis!  This graphic novel memoir is a catalogue of remembrances of growing up in Beirut as conflict between Christians and Muslims was escalating.

Which new book will you read this October?  Tell us in the comments below.

Happy Reading!


*Thanks to NetGalley and Edelweiss for providing ARCs of these titles.

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