Collection Development: New & Noteworthy eBooks

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 2:00pm -- Redwood Staff

The Redwood Library’s extensive 3M eBook catalog grants patrons access nearly 800 titles in popular fiction, mystery and non-fiction. Here, the Redwood Staff recommend a few must-read titles.

A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan

A Window Opens follows the story of Alice Pearse, a “compulsively honest, longing-to-have-it-all” heroine who lands a job at company Scroll, “a hip young start-up which promises to be the future of reading.” But just when Pearse thinks she has it all, things start to unravel, leading her to reexamine what it is she really wants from life.

“Alice’s struggles are relatable and heartrending” says Booklist, while the Newy York Post found it to be a “funny debut novel that will have book lovers and working moms nodding in recognition.”

Devil at My Heels by David Rensin and Louis Zamperini


The memoir of “one of the most courageous of the greatest generation,” Devil at My Heels is tells the true story of Louis Zamperini, a WWII bombardier whose B–24 crashed into the Pacific Ocean in 1943. Louis and two others survived on a single raft from the flaming wreckage, drifting “two thousand miles for forty–seven days,” before being captured and tortured by the Japanese.

“Zamperini's positive attitude, resilience, and narrative strength make this a reasonable purchase for many public libraries and military collections,” says Library Journal.

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

In this piece of “brilliantly original fiction,” author David Mitchell’s narrative playfully jumps across different timelines and characters, creating a plot that “boomerangs back through centuries and space.” Slowly, connections between seemingly disparate lives arise, revealing how the characters’ “fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky.”

“Wildly entertaining” says People, calling the book a “head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.” The New York Times states simply “Mitchell is, clearly, a genius.”

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