…and like strong characters, light romance, and prefer audio format, try these:
The mountain between us by Charles Martin
Shoot the moon by Billie Letts
Miss Julia speaks her mind: a novel by Ann B. Ross
Two more options that are available in print:
Big Stone Gap: a novel by Adriana Trigiani
Beginning at 6:00PM on Wednesday, May 11, Canton’s website will be down for approximately four hours as Canton’s Information Technology Services Division (ITS) performs maintenance on the Township’s internet service. During this time, all Township websites, including Canton’s main website, the Canton Sports Center, Summit on the Park, Canton Leisure Services, The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, Pheasant Run Golf Club, and the Canton Economic Development websites will all be unavailable.
All online services such as Pheasant Run Golf Club tee-time booking, Village Theater ticket purchase, water bill payment, tax bill payment, and program registration for Canton Leisure Services will be disrupted. Please note Canton’s Public Safety website will not be affected during this scheduled maintenance.
Canton would like to thank all residents in advance for their patience as ITS performs these necessary upgrades to the network.
This maintenance will not affect the library website, which will remain in service during this time.
This list is for someone who loves books with rich characters and twisting plots that keep you reading. A Tale of Two cities by Charles Dickens and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini are two of their favorite books. Try some of these titles if you like wonderful characters and plots.
Montana 1948: a novel by Larry Watson
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins — September 8th — In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain — May 12. A young boy living in mid-nineteenth century Missouri relates the many adventures that he and his friend Jim, an escaped slave, experience as they travel down the Mississippi River on a raft.
Cutting for stone by Abraham Verghese — June 9. Twin brothers born from a secret love affair between an Indian nun and a British surgeon in Addis Ababa, Marion and Shiva Stone come of age in Ethiopia on the brink of revolution, where their love for the same woman drives them apart.
If you have any questions, please ask at any Reference Desk.
Canton Public Library is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. To celebrate, we're making 30-item lists of interesting facts and links. For music lovers, here's a list of great albums:
Kabul Beauty School: beneath the veil of Afghan women by Deborah Rodriguez
Women food and God: an unexpected path to almost everything by Geneen Roth
The other Boleyn girl: a novel by Philippa Gregory
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte — Credited by some as the first true Romance novel, this classic tale of a young governess who falls in love with her employer is full of drama and passion. Evidence of the book's enduring appeal is over 600 Amazon.com reviewers have rated this book 5 stars.
Sarah's key by Tatiana de Rosnay — January 13 On the sixtieth anniversary of the 1942 roundup of Jews by the French police in the Vel d'Hiv section of Paris, American journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article on this dark episode during World War II and embarks on investigation that leads her to long-hidden family secrets and to the ordeal of Sarah, a young girl caught up in the raid.
for a reader who likes fast-paced suspense or something engrossing, fun, and stress-relieving:
Bangkok 8 by John Burdett
Agnes and the hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer
Size 12 is not fat by Meg Cabot
The secret life of bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The last Templar by Raymond Khoury
I was told there'd be cake: essays by Sloane Crosley