What I’ve Been Reading

euphoria

While browsing the dozens of new fiction titles the library acquires each month I seldom reach for historical fiction, but after several patrons and staff members absolutely raved about Lily King’s novel, Euphoria, I knew I had to give it a chance.  This short and stunning book follows several anthropologists studying tribes in New Guinea during the 1930s—a sort of fictionalized account of Margaret Mead and her contemporaries—over the course of several months.  Beautiful prose, a page-turning plot, and fascinating characters make this a book that will appeal across genres.  Not a big historical fiction reader?  It doesn’t matter.  If you like to read anything (or everything), you must read this book.

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