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A Ladder to the Sky

February 7, 2019

Patricia Highsmith fans, rejoice!  

I don’t want to ruin any of the plot surprises of John Boyne’s new novel A Ladder to the Sky, so I’ll just say here that if you’re a fan of The Talented Mr. Ripley, you will love this book.  Of course, this assumes that you can handle unlikeable characters/charming sociopaths.  As NPR says,

“Maurice Swift engages in at least two acts so dark it seems almost impossible to enjoy reading A Ladder to the Sky as much as you definitely will enjoy reading it.”

beth winter


Beth works in the Collection Development department.  She loves short stories, memoirs, documentary films, and cookbooks.  Her favorite things about working at the library are knowing in advance about all the new releases and the easy access to her library holds.