Captivating e-Books @ NPL

The e-Books on this list feature captivating reads for folks who enjoyed "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt or "Summerland" by Michael Chabon.

All books via Green Mountain Library Consortium's Overdrive collection. Download the Libby app through your device's App Store.

The Starless Sea
gmlc.overdrive.com

The Starless Sea

Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues—a bee, a key, and a sword—that lead him to a journeys elsewhere.

VIEW MORE
The Secret History
gmlc.overdrive.com

The Secret History

Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.

VIEW MORE
The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna
gmlc.overdrive.com

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna

From Calabria to Connecticut: a sweeping family saga about sisterhood, secrets, Italian immigration, the American dream, and one woman's tenacious fight against her own fate.

VIEW MORE
Euphoria
gmlc.overdrive.com

Euphoria

Novel about three young, gifted anthropologists of the '30's caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives. Inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead.

VIEW MORE
Circe
gmlc.overdrive.com

Circe

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

VIEW MORE
Less
gmlc.overdrive.com

Less

Who says you can't run away from your problems? You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes—it would be too awkward—and you can't say no—it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. Question: How do you arrange to skip town? Answer: You accept them all. What would possibly go wrong?

VIEW MORE
The Tiger's Wife
gmlc.overdrive.com

The Tiger's Wife

In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather's recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with "the deathless man." But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her—the legend of the tiger's wife.

VIEW MORE
The Signature of All Things
gmlc.overdrive.com

The Signature of All Things

Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker.

VIEW MORE