The Collection Connection

News From Your State Library

Volume 1 Issue 3

Happy Fall! The holidays will be here soon. If you're looking to stock up on some great reads during your time off, we've got you covered! Be sure to check out some of our new and notable titles listed below, or search our WorldCat Discovery catalog.
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New and Notable Titles

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Staff Picks

Anxious People: A Novel by Fredrik Backman - It is a perfect mix of tragic and hilarious, believable and absurd, rich in characterization and human connection. - Susan McGinnis, Kentucky Talking Books Librarian

The Eye of the World: Wheel of Time, Book 1 by Robert Jordan - One of the greatest series ever written in the fantasy genre, soon to be adapted as a television show on Amazon Prime. - Tracey Mania, Kentucky Talking Books Librarian

Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains by Cassie Chambers - as someone born and raised in eastern Kentucky, it was gratifying for me to read a memoir that celebrates and honors the strength, close family and community ties, and resourcefulness of Appalachian women. - Deborah Hibbard, State Library Circulation & Marketing Librarian

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - a beautiful coming of age story that acknowledges the complexities in other people and is ultimately uplifting and life-affirming. - Mitzi Gray, State Library Administrative Specialist

The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore - an absurd, hilarious, laugh-out-loud novel perfect for those who want something different than the usual holiday fare - Barbara Penegor, Kentucky Talking Books-State Library Branch Manager