Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.
Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist, and Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker, form an unlikely team that discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through one of Sweden's wealthiest families, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism, and, an unexpected connection between themselves.Host Library: Hooksett Public Library, 485-6092.
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.
Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families,left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol.Host Library: Bethlehem Public Library, 869-2409.
My Life in France by Julia Child.
In her own words, here is the captivating story of Julia Child’s years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found "her true calling." From the moment the ship docked in Le Havre in the fall of 1948 and Julia watched the well-muscled stevedores unloading the cargo to the first perfectly soigné meal that she and her husband, Paul, savored in Rouen en route to Paris, where he was to work for the USIS, Julia had an awakening that changed her life.Host Library: Ossipee Public Library, 539-6390, no online catalog.
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.
Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.Host Library: Nashua Public Library, 589-4600.
Paris, May 2002: On Vel’ d’Hiv’s 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connect her to Sarah.