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Fact and Fiction Recommends Summer 2021

Posted 06/08/21 by Fact & Fiction

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. 

Cover of The Mercies

The Mercies
By Kiran Millwood Hargrave

eAudiobook   |   eBook

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.

Cover of Dinner: A Love Story: It All Begins at the Family Table

Dinner: A Love Story: It All Begins at the Family Table

eBook

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.

Cover of The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind

eAudiobook   |   eBook

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.

Cover of The Dark Archive

The Dark Archive
By Genevieve Cogman

eBook

Seventh in the Invisible Library Series. Irene, a spy for the library, works with the Dragons and the Fae to defeat a common enemy. Three reasons to read this book: Chaos and technology clash in a story with intrigue, suspense, and an unexpected twist.

Cover of Dot.Con: The Art of Scamming a Scammer

Dot.Con: The Art of Scamming a Scammer
By James Veitch

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.

Cover of They Didn't See Us Coming: The Hidden History of Feminism in the Nineties

They Didn't See Us Coming: The Hidden History of Feminism in the Nineties

Cover of World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments

Book on CD   |   eBook
Cover of Yellow House

Yellow House

eBook

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.      

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