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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.”

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Beth

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 the Salon@615 series and the easy access to her library holds.