Market Selects for September 20

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Market Selects for September 20

Seasonal, Fresh Titles for Your Consumption

On the third Tuesday of each month, library staff set up shop at the FRESHFARM CityCenterDC Market to sign up new library customers, check out and return materials, and dish about upcoming events and everything the library has to offer.

Farmers market season is upon us and just as local farmers labor their fields with tender, loving, care, I have harvested some seasonally appropriate titles for your reading pleasure. Whether you're looking for new releases and bestsellers* or popular standbys, here's a sample of our September CityCenterDC Market Selects sure to satisfy your appetite.

Celebrate the End of Summer

Out with the old, in with the new.  Autumn is almost here, and that means less colorful covers and romances, and more dramas, mysteries, histories, and memoirs. Scoop up any summer bestsellers you haven't had a chance to read!

Modern Lovers  An engaging story of shifting relationships, Straub's third novel focuses on Elizabeth, Andrew, and Zoe, who have been friends since their college days. They now live close to one another in a gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood. But it's been years since college, and they are all facing midlife reassessments. (Library Journal)

The Girls  A middle-aged woman looks back on her experience with a California cult reminiscent of the Manson Family in Cline's provocative, wonderfully written debut. (Publisher's Weekly)

Homegoing  An unforgettable, page-turning look at the histories of Ghana and America, as the author traces a single bloodline across seven generations. (Publisher's Weekly)

Vinegar Girl  Pulitzer Prize winner and American master Anne Tyler brings an inspired, witty and irresistible contemporary take on one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, "The Taming of the Shrew." (Library Journal)

The Hopefuls  The Hopefuls tells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to Washington, D.C., a city of idealism, gossip, and complicated friendships among the young aspiring elite. (Publisher's Weekly)

Here Comes the Sun  
The lives of three generations of women in Jamaica intersect as they try to build better lives. (Kirkus Review)

Sweetbitter  Tess is a Midwestern 22-year-old who escapes to New York City to discover herself. She lands a job at a Union Square restaurant and begins her search for a place to belong. (Library Journal)

A Man Called Ove 
In this first novel from Swedish novelist Backman, a stereotypical grumpy old man, Ove, finds his quiet life of solitude slipping away when a young family moves in next door. (Library Journal)

*Pro Tip: If you find yourself on a lengthy hold's list for a new release, skip the line and pick up a copy at the market!

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