The Librarian Loves …

Selected by Jeanne Goodrich, executive director for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.

Laura Rider’s Masterpiece by Jane Hamilton (Grand Central Publishing, 2009) Hilarious at first (Laura Rider decides she’s done sleeping with her husband Charlie, despite his bedroom prowess), this latest novel by Jane Hamilton turns a bit dark as Laura’s plan to fulfill her goal of becoming a romance novelist by engineering an online flirtation between Charlie and local public radio host Jenna Faroli goes a little too far … or maybe way too far. Just as goofy, charming Charlie proves to be a bit deeper than he first appears, so does this short comic novel.