September 2023 MassBook List

Did you know that the book list below isn’t the only way that you can find books relating to your First or Last Name? If you go to our catalog at the top of the page is a drop down menu that defaults to ‘Keyword’. If you change it to ‘Author’ then if there are books by people with either of your names they will show up there.

Anthem by Noah Hawley

Anthem: A Novel
by Noah Hawley

Noah Hawley’s new novel is a freewheeling adventure that finds unquenchable lights in dark corners. Unforgettably vivid characters and a plot as fast and bright as pop cinema blend in a Vonnegutian story that is as timeless as a Grimm’s fairy tale. It is a leap into the idiosyncratic pulse of the American heart, written with the bravado, literary power, and feverish foresight that have made Hawley one of our most essential writers.

I, Mammal by Liam Drew

Examines the biology, evolution, and traits of humans, exploring the anatomical and physiological attributes that makes mankind mammals and that ultimately separate people from other members of the same scientific class designation.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Bronte

Follows the story of Jane, a seemingly plain and simple girl as she battles through life’s struggles. Jane has many obstacles in her life – her cruel and abusive Aunt Reed, the grim conditions at Lowood school, her love for Rochester and Rochester’s marriage to Bertha.

The Gift of the Magi and other Stories by O. Henry

Sixteen of the best stories by one of America’s most popular storytellers. For nearly a century, the work of O. Henry has delighted readers with its humor, irony and colorful, real-life settings.

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake
Jhumpa Lahiri

Meet the Ganguli family, new arrivals from Calcutta, trying their best to become Americans even as they pine for home. The name they bestow on their firstborn, Gogol, betrays all the conflicts of honoring tradition in a new world—conflicts that will haunt Gogol on his own winding path through divided loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs. (Cambridge)

Room by Emma Donoghue

by Emma Donoghue

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it’s not enough … not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son’s bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

On the Road
by Jack Kerouac

As he travels across 1950s America, aspiring writer Sal Paradise chronicles his escapades with the charismatic Dean Moriarty. Sal admires Dean’s passion for experiencing as much as possible of life and his wild flights of poetic fancy.

Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

Wedding Night: A Novel
by Sophie Kinsella

When her old boyfriend Ben reappears and reminds her of their pact to get married if they were both still single at thirty, Lottie jumps at the chance. But not everyone is thrilled with Lottie and Ben’s rushed marriage, and family and friends are determined to intervene. Will Lottie and Ben have a wedding night to remember … or one to forget?

La Salvaje de Boston by Gloria V. Casanas

La Salvaje de Boston
Gloria Casañas

Livia Cañumil, discípula de las maestras que llegaron al país de la mano del presidente Sarmiento, decide viajar a Norteamérica para especializarse en la enseñanza de los jardines de infancia. Lleva en su sangre el estigma de ser mestiza. Con la determinación que le permitió superar la pobreza en su tierra, está dispuesta a enfrentar cualquier obstáculo que la vida le depare.