Ellsworth Public Library

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

When struggling author Jacob Finch Bonner meets an arrogant student in his writing group, he doesn’t know that his life is about to change forever.  The student, Evan Parker, privately shares a plot for a . . . read more »

The Survivors by Jane Harper

A mystery unfolds in Evelyn Beach, Australia as Kieran and his girlfriend Mia return to their hometown  for a visit.  As local law enforcement and community members investigate the case, they begin to see connections . . . read more »

Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Good Company tells the story of two couples:  Flora and Julian (known to some as “Florian”) and Margot and David.  Flora, Julian, and Margot are actors and much of the story is centered around “Good . . . read more »

The Absolute Book by Elizabeth Knox

I stumbled upon this book online and was intrigued because several reviewers said it was the best book they had ever read.  Needless to say, that was enough to get me to read it. Taryn . . . read more »

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Jorge Luis Borges once said ““I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library.” In The Midnight Library, the library isn’t the final destination, but an in-between state between life and death.  The books on . . . read more »

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

The Penderwicks is a children’s book series about Rosalind, Skye, Jane, Batty and their dog, Hound.  Although written for a young audience, readers of all ages will find these books endearing.  In the first book, . . . read more »

Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan

Set in Cape Neddick, Maine tells the story of three generations and how they deal with the challenges in their lives.  Alice, the matriarch, is adjusting to life as a widow and grappling with the . . . read more »

The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger

Described as the 2.0 version of the epistolary novel, The Divorce Papers is just that–all of the papers, including forms, emails, memos, letters and legal documents that are associated with one divorce.  Sophie Diehl works . . . read more »

Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot

Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot is a cotton candy murder mystery. The light, fluffy perspective of Heather Wells is delivered with Meg Cabot’s usual aplomb. The murder mystery is as engaging as the . . . read more »

The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda

This thriller set on the coast of Maine is a perfect beach read.  Maine native Avery has always admired the Loman family’s status and wealth. When she meets Sadie Loman they become fast friends, delighting . . . read more »

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

Sometimes I’m looking for a well-written, light read.  I found it in Evvie Drake Starts Over.  Evvie lives in a small (fictional) town in Maine and is trying to regroup after the sudden death of . . . read more »

The Shape of Night by Tess Gerritsen

Tess Gerritsen’s new novel, The Shape of Night, is a delightful read. Set in Maine, you can feel the rocky coast brush against your feet in her detailed descriptions. The book is loaded with intrigue . . . read more »

Ask Again Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Francis and Brian are two New York cops who end up becoming neighbors in the suburbs, raising their families together. Brian’s wife Anne struggles with mental illness, and a tragic event causes a rift between . . . read more »

Contagious You by Anese Cavanaugh

Contagious You is Anese Cavanaugh’s follow-up to Contagious Culture.  In this book, the author explores how each of us, regardless of position or status, are able to influence others.  She outlines a plan for empaths . . . read more »