Boonslick Regional Library recommended books
by John Darnielle
Working for a 1990s small-community video rental store under threat by a major chain competitor, Jeremy is reluctantly drawn into a mystery involving chilling footage of criminal activity that has been recorded onto the store’s VHS tapes.
“What You Break, No. 2 (Gus Murphy)”
By Reed Farrel Coleman
Investigating the brutal murder of a wealthy businessman’s granddaughter, Gus Murphy navigates a minefield of hostile police, street gangs and a Russian mercenary with ties to heinous crimes committed decades earlier in Vietnam and Russia.
“All Our Wrong Todays”
By Elan Mastai
Living in an alternate world of flying cars, moon bases and plentiful food, aimless Tom Barren is blindsided by an accident of fate that leads to a time-travel mishap that lands him in our less-than-ideal 2016, where he discovers wonderful unexpected versions of his own life.
“The Lonely Hearts Hotel”
By Heather O’Neill
Two orphaned soul mates—one a piano prodigy, the other a dancing savant—dream up a plan for the most extraordinary circus show the world has ever seen against a backdrop of the Great Depression.