Summer Hours At The Robbers Library: A Novel by Sue Halpern

Summer Hours At The Robbers Library: A Novel

bySue Halpern

Paperback | February 27, 2018

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From journalist and author Sue Halpern comes a wry, observant look at contemporary life and its refugees.  Halpern’s novel is an unforgettable tale of family...the kind you come from and the kind you create.

People are drawn to libraries for all kinds of reasons. Most come for the books themselves, of course; some come to borrow companionship. For head librarian Kit, the public library in Riverton, New Hampshire, offers what she craves most: peace. Here, no one expects Kit to talk about the calamitous events that catapulted her out of what she thought was a settled, suburban life. She can simply submerge herself in her beloved books and try to forget her problems.

But that changes when fifteen-year-old, home-schooled Sunny gets arrested for shoplifting a dictionary. The judge throws the book at Sunny—literally—assigning her to do community service at the library for the summer. Bright, curious, and eager to connect with someone other than her off-the-grid hippie parents, Sunny coaxes Kit out of her self-imposed isolation. They’re joined by Rusty, a Wall Street high-flyer suddenly crashed to earth.   

In this little library that has become the heart of this small town, Kit, Sunny, and Rusty are drawn to each other, and to a cast of other offbeat regulars. As they come to terms with how their lives have unraveled, they also discover how they might knit them together again and finally reclaim their stories.

 

 

 

 

About The Author

Sue Halpern is the author of "Migrations to Solitude". Her work has appeared in "Granta", "The New York Review of Books", "The New York Times", "Audubon", "Mother Jones", "Rolling Stone", &"Orion", among other publications. She lives in a small town in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

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Title:Summer Hours At The Robbers Library: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:February 27, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062791885

ISBN - 13:9780062791887

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Sometimes the best stories in the library aren’t found on its shelves; they’re walking through its doors and congregating by the reference desk. Sue Halpern knows this and mines the setting for comic and tragicomic gold.