In The Switch by Joseph Finder, a traveler picks up the wrong laptop at the airport. It just happens to belong to a US Senator and contains details about a NSA surveillance program. A tug of war ensues between a reporter, who wants to expose the secrets and Senator’s chief of staff, who wants to recover put a lid on the secrets and save his boss’s hide. As in any good thriller, the action “whizzes by quickly and suspensefully” (Kirkus Reviews). In A House among the Trees by Julia Glass, the sudden death of a successful children’s writer leaves the survivors to grapple with his legacy. His intimates dispute his will while a filmmaker intrudes with plans for a documentary. Glass’s story of personal and artistic legacies is “as grippingly readable as it is thoughtful” (Kirkus Reviews).
Quotable"No place is as totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest." - Lady Bird Johnson