Connecting with Stories

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Discovering books that we connect to is imperative so we invited patrons at Main Library to share the first novel that they read and “saw themselves in.”  Here are some of the books YOU chose and why!



Ranger’s Apprentice by John FlanaganJustin S. identified with Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan.

“The apprentice was a seemingly weak boy who had a wealth of determination underneath.”

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Ranger’s Apprentice by John FlanaganToni chose Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler.

“The main character’s use of her sensitivities to navigate the truths of her world to create her own ideas. Her own belief systems. I very much relate to that. All my beliefs came from me.”

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Out of Time’s Abyss by Edgar Rice BurroughsGeorge R.A. picked Out of Time’s Abyss by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

“I relate to Fantasy and Science Fiction.”

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Baker Towers by Jennifer HaighNathaniel T. chose Baker Towers by Jennifer Haigh.

“This novel is set in the coal region of Pennsylvania from where I originate – the characters and scenes could have been from my own family’s history.”

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Little House on the PrairieStephanie T. identified with the series of Little House on the Prairie books.

“Tom girl (character from Little House on the Prairie) questioning male hierarchy.”

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