Friday, May 20, 2016

Staff Picks

A small-town librarian receives a mysterious journal that illuminates an unsettling family history in The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler.

I really enjoyed this unique novel of cursed “mermaids” and traveling sideshow shenanigans. I also enjoyed reading about the trials and tribulations of the modern day librarian, though I imagine most readers will prefer the tragic love stories of the circus performers. It's a fascinating novel and a very entertaining read.  

Alicia Cavitt
Information Specialist