Finish off your summer with one of these delightful new reads!
Doc: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell
Acclaimed author Russell takes on the story of John Henry “Doc” Holliday, the Georgia-born dentist and gambler whose skill with a pistol and friendship with Wyatt Earp cemented his place in Old West legend. Russell focuses on the lesser-known aspects of his life – his relationship with his mother, his Civil War childhood, and his struggle with tuberculosis – in this powerful novel.
The Borrower: A Novel by Rebecca Makkai
Lucy Hull, a young children’s librarian, has a favorite library patron – 10-year-old Ian Drake, a precocious boy whose conservative parents have enrolled him in weekly anti-gay classes. Ian and Lucy embark on a bizarre cross-country road trip in this sharp, witty novel that explores the power of books to change people’s lives.
The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale of the American West and the Yukon Gold Rush by Howard Blum
This is the intriguing story of three men who sought their fortunes in the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush – a Marine Corps deserter, a cowboy turned Pinkerton detective, and a flamboyant Colorado con artist. Blum captures the drama and spirit of the last frontier in this true-life adventure.
Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story of the Most Audacious Heist in History by Ben Mezrich
Thad Roberts, a brilliant NASA intern, promised to give his girlfriend the moon, and he concocted a stupendous heist to deliver on that promise – literally. Mezrich follows Roberts and his co-conspirators from the Johnson Space Center to Belgium in this riveting, fast-paced tale.