We have just added lots of new titles to the cloudLibrary.

cloudLibrary allows you to read ebooks or listen to audio books on your own device — Android or Apple phones or tablets.  Here is the link to information on our website, if you are new to cloudLibrary.

Once you have installed the app, follow the prompts to choose your country, state, and library, and then enter your library bar code number. After your library card has been authenticated, you are ready to search and borrow!

Audio and ebook

Oh, William! by Elizabeth Strout (2021)

Maine writer Elizabeth Strout’s iconic heroine Lucy Barton recounts her complex, tender relationship with William, her first husband and longtime, on-again-off-again friend and confidante.


Something to Hide by Elizabeth George, Thomas Lynley mystery #21 (2022)

When a police detective is taken off life support after falling into a coma, only an autopsy reveals the murderous act that precipitated her death. She’d been working on a special task force within North London’s Nigerian community, and Acting Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley is assigned to the case, which has far-reaching cultural associations that have nothing to do with life as he knows it. In his pursuit of a killer determined to remain hidden, he’s assisted by Detective Sergeants Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata. They must sort through the lies and the secret lives of people whose superficial cooperation masks the damage they do to one another.

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich (2021)

A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store’s most annoying customer. Flora dies on All Souls’ Day, but she simply won’t leave the store. Tookie, who has landed a job selling books after years of incarceration that she survived by reading with murderous attention, must solve the mystery of this haunting while at the same time trying to understand all that occurs in Minneapolis during a year of grief, astonishment, isolation, and furious reckoning.

Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brene Brown (2021)

Takes readers on a journey through 85 of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human.

The Human Stain by Philip Roth (2000)

Set in the summer of 1998, with Bill Clinton’s impeachment hovering in the background, The Human Stain chronicles the disgrace and downfall of Coleman Silk, an eminent classics professor at New England’s small Athena College.

The Vixen by Francine Prose (2021)

In 1953 at a distinguished New York publishing firm, Simon Putnam, a recent Harvard graduate, is tasked with editing a steamy bodice-ripper based on the trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg–a project that makes him realize that the people around him are not what they seem.

Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth and the Trials of American Democracy by Jamie Raskin (2021)

Congressman Jamie Raskin tells the story of the forty-five days at the start of 2021 that permanently changed his life – and his family’s – as he confronted the painful loss of his son to suicide, lived through the violent insurrection in our nation’s Capitol, and led the impeachment effort to hold President Trump accountable for inciting the political violence.

Run by Ann Patchett (2007)

Bernadette and Bernard Doyle share a great love for family. Already blessed with a son, they adopt two black children, Teddy and Tip. Even after Bernadette dies, she continues to exert a profound influence over the family. And then Tip is pushed out of a car’s path in a sudden act of heroism, and lives are bound by this selfless act.

Honor by Thrity Umrigar (2022)

The story of two Indian women, one a victim of a brutal crime and the other an Americanized journalist returning to India to cover the story, and the courage they inspire in each other.


Call Us What We Carry: Poems by Amanda Gorman (2021)

The presidential inaugural poet–and unforgettable new voice in American poetry–presents a collection of poems that includes the stirring poem read at the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States.

Life is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age by Bruce Feiler (2020)

The author of Council of Dads presents a pioneering study of the disruptions that are upending contemporary life, outlining bold recommendations for how to manage today’s incremental transitions with more meaning, balance and satisfaction.

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel A. van der Kolk (2015)

An expert on traumatic stress outlines an approach to healing, explaining how traumatic stress affects brain processes and how to use innovative treatments to reactivate the mind’s abilities to trust, engage others, and experience pleasure.

The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim your Wild, Happy, Health Self  by Michael Easter (2021)

In many ways, we’re more comfortable than ever before. But could our sheltered, temperature-controlled, overfed, underchallenged lives actually be the leading cause of many our most urgent physical and mental health issues? [Author and] journalist Michael Easter seeks out off-the-grid visionaries, disruptive genius researchers, and mind-body conditioning trailblazers who are unlocking the life-enhancing secrets of a counterintuitive solution: discomfort.

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman (2021)

A lively philosophical guide to time and time management, setting aside superficial efficiency solutions in favor of reckoning with and finding joy in the finitude of human life.

The Maid by Nita Prose (2022)

A charmingly eccentric hotel maid discovers a guest murdered in his bed, turning her once orderly world upside down.

If you need reading recommendations, call us at 725-5242 or email helpdesk@curtislibrary.com.  We are always happy to help!