Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Staff Picks

If you were invisible, would your family notice?

I think a lot of mothers will be able to relate to Clover Hobart’s situation in Jeanne Ray’s charming novel, Calling Invisible Women

It turns out invisibility isn’t a unique problem. (It’s an overlooked epidemic.)  Clover discovers a support group for invisible women and challenges her new friends to take on bullies and bad guys wherever they find them. If you’re feeling overlooked this story will put a smile on your face even if no one notices. 

Another fascinating but much darker take on invisibility is found in Chuck Klosterman’s The Visible Man.    As an Austin social worker is drawn into the bizarre world of a man who claims to possess his own invisibility suit you may find yourself listening for the tell-tale sounds of an unseen visitor in your own home.
The Visible Man offers insights into obsession, perspective, the unrecognized power of observation and what really goes on behind closed doors.   This intriguing and creepy tale pays homage to the works of Franz Kafka, Philip K. Dick and H.G. Wells and is a story that readers susceptible to the powers of suggestion will be sure to remember for years to come.

Alicia Cavitt
Information Specialist