Adult Fiction

“In the Midst of Winter” by Isabel Allende

While returning from the vet’s office during a fierce snowstorm, Richard Bowmaster rear-ends Evelyn Ortega’s car. Richard gives Evelyn his contact information and she races off frantically. Later, a still distraught and nearly incoherent Evelyn shows up on Richard’s doorstep seeking help. In an effort to better understand Evelyn, Richard enlists the help of his tenant, Lucia Maraz. When Evelyn reveals a shocking truth, events are set in motion that will forever link these three souls.

Adult Non-Fiction

“The Winter Garden” by H. Peter Loewer and Larry Mellichamp

Most of us associate winter with bare trees and gray skies. However, there are ways to brighten your winter garden. Check out this resource to learn how to use texture, fruits, blossoms, fragrance, and evergreens to restore a rich palette to your winter wonderland.

Young Adult

“Wintergirls” by Laurie Halse Anderson

Lia and Cassie are best friends. They share secrets — big, deep secrets. When Cassie dies, Lia continues to keep their secrets. However, holding on to all those secrets is killing her. Will she get help in time to save herself?


“A Long Road on a Short Day” by Gary D. Schmidt

Mama wants a brown-eyed cow. The cow would provide milk for Samuel’s baby sister. However, all Samuel’s dad has is a Barlow knife. Travel down a long road on a short day with Samuel and his dad as they go out trading for Mama’s brown-eyed cow.

Titles selected for Picks of the Week are in the collection of Roanoke Rapids Public Library. Titles may not be present for check out at the time of a patron visit. The library staff will be glad to place a title on hold for a patron if the book is not available.

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