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Located on the first floor of Main Library, the Fact & Fiction Department is here to help you find that next great read! The large collection of books, magazines, periodicals, and government documents ensures we have something for everyone.
A work of historical fiction that is one-part folktale and one-part sinister thriller, creating a provoking and transgressive witch-hunt tale. Three reasons to read this book: Nordic Noir meets Folktale. Set among real historical events. Feminist.
Tasty weeknight meal ideas along with amusing stories—what’s not to love? Three reasons to read this book: food writing, life stories and good eats.
This story takes place in Barcelona, 1945-just after the war. To console his only child, Daniel's widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona's guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world. He's told to choose one book to protect. He selects The Shadow of the Wind by one Julian Carax. As he grows up, his love for the book drives him to find the rest of Carax's work and discovers that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book this author has written. Three reasons to read this book: an international best seller, historical mystery, part romance.
A book featuring a person determined to annoy scam artists with hilarious results. Three reasons to read this book: offbeat humor, great storytelling, and engaging writing style.
For additional suggestions on what to read next, let us know—we are always happy to help! Give us a call at 419.259.5311, send us an email at Fact.Fiction@toledolibrary.org, or stop by during your next visit to Main Library.