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This post is the first in a 4-part series highlighting the Library staff’s favorite books in our Download Destination eBook collection. Come back everyday this week to discover more great titles to fill your eReader!

Even though the popularity of eBooks is growing, the electronic format doesn’t make it easier for readers to find books worth their time. That’s where librarians come in! Today we are discussing great Fiction titles that Librarians at the Milford Library have included on our Staff Favorites list. Tuesday we will cover Non-Fiction, Wednesday will be Mysteries, and Thursday will be Science Fiction & Fantasy.

What We Keep by Elizabeth Berg – recommended by Sue
In San Francisco, two sisters visit their mother who walked out on the family 30 years earlier to devote herself to art. Now she has cancer and may die. One of the sisters is only doing it to please the other.
What Sue Says: “A little gem of a book…compelling and filled with emotion.”
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – recommended by Heather
Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.
What Heather Says: “A little bit of mystery, a little bit of horror, and a lot of fun to read.”
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett – recommended by Laurel
When terrorists seize hostages at an embassy party, an unlikely assortment of people is thrown together, including American opera star Roxanne Coss, and Mr. Hosokawa, a Japanese CEO and her biggest fan.
What Laurel says: “A beautifully-written study of the Stockholm Syndrome and the human heart.”
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon – recommended by Sarah Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor’s dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.
What Sarah says: “Very touching and poignant.”

Do you have any recommendations to make from our Download Destination collection? We’d love to hear them in the comments!

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