Collection Development: New & Noteworthy eBooks

Sat, 10/17/2015 - 12:00pm -- 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.

The Lives of the Muses by Francine Prose

All loved, and were loved by, their artists, and inspired them with an intensity of emotion akin to Eros. In a brilliant, wry, and provocative book, National Book Award finalist Francine Prose explores the complex relationship between the artist and his muse. In so doing, she illuminates with great sensitivity and intelligence the elusive emotional wellsprings of the creative process.

“Rollicking … Almost too much fun to read,” says NPR

“Prose make a remarkable case for the exceptionality of these women in their own right,” adds Publishers Weekly.

After You by Jojo Moyes

How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living? Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started.

"A hilarious, heartbreaking, riveting novel,” says People’s Anne Lamott, adding: “I will stake my reputation on this book."


“When I finished this novel, I didn’t want to review it: I wanted to reread affair to remember,” says the New York Times Book Review.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

“Magical. Enchanting. Spellbinding. Mesmerizing,” says the Associated Press.

“So sparklingly alive, you’ll swear the pages are breathing in your hands...The Night Circus defies both genres and expectations,” raves the Boston Globe.