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Selecting Books by Genre

August 20th, 2012
Margaret · Staff Recommendations

Genre – A class or category of artistic endeavor having a particular form, content, or technique.

Books can be divided into various genres and readers often use genre as a way to select books to read. Some genres are:

Here at the library we separate our books into several different genres to make it easier for patrons to find books that appeal to them. We also use spine labels to distinguish betwen genres. Some of these are:

Come and checkout our New Books by genre. Choose the genre you usually read or try a different one.


Bad Faith by Robert TanenbaumButch Karp takes an ailing boy’s religious parents to court for refusing to get their son medical help with a story that could have been torn out of today’s headlines.

The Family Corleone by Edward FalcoNew York, 1933. Prequel to The Godfather. How the crime family deals with the coming end of Prohibition. A battle is looming that will determine which organizations will rise and which will face a violent end.

Heartbroken by Lisa Unger3 women, strangers to each other, come together on Heart Island. This idyllic place in the middle of a lake in the Adirondacks becomes a place to deal with dark memories.


Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint HillAn intimate and fascinating book by the man who was First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s Secret Service agent.

Unhooked : How to Quit Anything by Frederick WoolvertonOver the past twenty-five years, renowned addiction therapist Dr. Frederick Woolverton has used his dynamic, empathetic approach to help thousands of addicts achieve long-term recovery – including himself. He searches for the underlying chaos and fear that motivate the urge to sooth ourselves with bad habits. The solution, he has found, requires only a better understanding of yourself and a change in attitude.

Tubes : A Journey to the Center of the Internet by Andrew BlumBlum takes readers on an engaging narrative tour behind the scenes of our everyday lives to see the heart of the Internet itself.


Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch by Nancy AthertonParanormal detective Lori Shepherd must protect the secret of a new neighbor Amelia Thistle, a world-famous artist with a rabid and eager-to-stalk fan base. The secret to protect – the reason why Amelia came to Finch.

Dorchester Terrace by Anne PerryIn Victorian-era London Inspector Pitt gets reports that someone has been asking questions about railway signals and stations. He’s concerned that the inquiries might be a prelude to an assassination attempt during a train journey but who and where is the mystery.

Heart of a Killer by David RosenfeltSheryl Harrison has served four years of a thirty-year murder sentence for killing her husband, Now Sheryl’s fourteen-year-old daughter, Karen who has a rare blood needs her mother heart to live. Sheryl hires young lawyer Jamie Wagner to reopen her case and prove her innocent of murder so she can commit suicide and donate her heart to her daughter.


Rather Outspoken : My Life in the News by Dan RatherDan Rather’s personal observations and commentary about his dismissal from CBS, the Abu Ghraib story, and his coverage of the JFK assassination and others from his decorated career.

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna QuindlenIn this memoir Anna Quindlen finds herself looking back on her life. Her book is about the choices she made and the chances she took to become a writer.

Both of Us : My Life With Farrah by Ryan O’NealFarrah and Ryan have drawn the unwavering fascination of fans and tabloid journalists alike for over three decades but O’Neal is the only person who can tell the story behind the headlines–the drug abuse, mistmatched careers, and their bouts with cancer.

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