CFL Weekly

Best of 2013

            The end of the year is in sight, and it’s time to reflect on all that has happened during the past twelve months. In the library world, we’re looking at our collection to evaluate which materials were most popular among our patrons.  As we review statistics and listen to feedback, some of the results are expected, while others are surprising.

The highest circulating novel that was published in 2013 was The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier. Set in Ohio in 1850, The Last Runaway tells the story of Honor Bright, an English Quaker who finds herself drawn to the Underground Railroad. Honor is challenged by moral dilemmas: as an honest Quaker, can she tell white lies to protect runaways and go against the Fugitive Slave Act? Find out what choices Honor makes in this piece of historical fiction that has made its rounds among our patrons.  The Last Runaway is available in print and in audio format.

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Holiday Tales

            We hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. Carols fill the air and decorative lights guide our way home during evening commutes, transforming the village of Canton. Then there’s the shopping. While many enjoy the hunt for the perfect gift, it can also be draining. We invite you to take a break from the hustle and bustle to stop by the CFL and relax with a good book. We have plenty heartwarming classics, festive picture books and cozy mysteries that will help rejuvenate your holiday spirit.

            For Robert B. Parker fans, we have Silent Night: A Spenser Holiday Novel. Published posthumously, this novel was left unfinished at the time of Parker’s death and completed by Helen Brann, his longtime agent.  Join the popular detective Spencer Holiday as he aids a homeless boy named Slide and his mentor Jackie Alvarez when her unlicensed shelter is threatened.  Silent Night is more than a mystery; it’s a story about the true meaning of home and family.

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 Snow Stories

            Snowmen are popping up on lawns, our young patrons are waddling around in their colorful snowsuits, and we’re dusting off our skis and snowshoes.  All these things let us know we’re in the midst of another wildly unpredictable North Country winter with mounds of snow one week and a balmy thaw the next.  We invite you to enjoy our books set in snowy climates while it’s early in the winter season, before we get sick of all that white stuff.

            Travel to Northern California in Anne Rice’s new novel The Wolves of Midwinter for a chilling tale set in a mansion shrouded by a mythical forest.  The novel opens in December with Reuben Golding preparing for Yuletide, a season steeped with rituals for wolf shapeshifters. His plans are complicated by the arrival of a tormented ghost, the birth of a child and the transformation of his lover. Rice combines legend, romance and horror in this sequel to The Wolf Gift

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