Staff Favorites of 2020

“The Best Book I Read This Year” by the Patten Free Library Staff

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Pam Barry: The Searcher by Tana French (2020)

Shannon Bowring:  Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell (1959)

Laurel Cox: They Went Left by Monica Hesse (2020)

Katy Dodge: The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver by Gene Barretta; illustrated by Frank Morrison (2020)

Megan Hultman: Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas (2017)

Roberta Jordan:  Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell (2020)

Sarah Maciejewski:  Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart (2020)

Leslie Mortimer:  Fiction: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harro (2020); Non-Fiction: Caste: the Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson (2020)

Paula Price: My Antonia by Willa Cather (1918)

Emily Read:  A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (2016)

Andrea Terry: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by by Brigid Kemmerer (2019)

Mary Ellen Wilson: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy (2019)




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