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Greene Book Recommendations

October, 2017

By: Annie Barrows
This humorous novel is set in Macedonia, West Virginia in the late 1930's. Layla Beck, daughter of a U.S. Senator, has rejected the suitor chosen for her by her father and has been forced to take a job for the Federal Writers' Project. She rents a room from the eccentric Romeyn family and begins to write a history of Macedonia. Felix Romeyn, divorced father of two, volunteers to show Layla the town's noteworthy landmarks, and Miss Betts, the town librarian, helps Layla with research. The end product is anything but complimentary to the town's Brahmans but is a captivating read to everyone else! This novel is full of quirky characters and subtle humor. Fans of books like Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns will love this novel. Highly recommended.

September, 2017

By: Tom Perrotta
Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose beloved only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when one night her phone lights up with a text message. Sent from an anonymous number, the mysterious sender tells Eve, "U R my MILF!" Over the months that follow, that message comes to obsess Eve. While leading her all-too-placid life--serving as Executive Director of the local senior center by day and taking a community college course on Gender and Society at night, Eve can't curtail her own interest in a porn website called MILFateria.com, which features the erotic exploits of ordinary, middle-aged women like herself. Before long, Eve's online fixations begin to spill over into real life, revealing new romantic possibilities that threaten to upend her quiet suburban existence.