All branches of the Ocean County Library will have a delayed opening at 11:00 am on Thursday, 3/22/2018 due to inclement weather.


    Classic: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Fic Tols)

    New: The Red Scarf by Kate Furnivall (Fic Furn)


    In The Red Scarf, several young men and women are caught in the nightmare of the Russian revolution, with romance, changing alliances, brutality, paranoia, and confusion. This novel is lighter than Anna Karenina but Tolstoy’s readers may enjoy it.





    Classic: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (Fic Mitc)

    New: Pacific Glory by Peter T. Deutermann (Fic Deut)


    Readers who enjoy atmospheric War stories and historical fiction about Triangles (Interpersonal relations) might also enjoy this book.





    Classic: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (Fic Bron)

    New: The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey (Fic Live)


    This is a contemporary version of the classic tale of an orphaned girl who makes a place for herself in the world, updated to mid-20th-century Scotland.





    Classic: North and South by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (Fic Gask)

    New: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Fic Adic)


    These books are Romantic and Character-driven, and they share the genres 'Literary fiction' and 'Love stories' as well as the subjects 'England' and 'Men/women relations.’ Characters are Strong female and Authentic.





    Classic: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Fic Aust, 823.7 Aust, YA Aust)

    New: Coral Glynn by Peter Cameron (Fic Came)


    Readers who enjoy character-driven, atmospheric, and romantic Love stories about England and men/women relations might also enjoy this book.





    Classic: A Room with a View by E.M. Forster (Fic Fors)

    New: On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan (Fic McEw)


    These books are Romantic and Character-driven, and they share: the genres 'Literary fiction' and 'Love stories' and the subject 'England'.





    Classic: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (822.33 U3 DiGa)

    New: Juliet: A Novel by Anne Fortier (Fic Fort)


    Launched into a quest to discover the history of her ancestor Giulietta, Julie crosses paths with the descendants of the families involved in Shakespeare's unforgettable blood feud.





    Classic: The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu (Fic Mura)

    New: Plum Wine by Angela Davis-Gardner (Fic Davi)


    If you enjoy The Tale of Genji you might also enjoy Plum Wine. Both are love stories about Japan. Both are Love stories about Japan.





    Classic: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Fic Bron, YA Bron, 823.8 Bron)

    New: Kate Hannigan’s Girl by Catherine Cookson (Fic Cook)


    These two books are dramatic Love stories in which England and men/women relations are the main topics.





    Classic: Rebecca by Daphne Rebecca Du Maurier (Fic DuMa)

    New: The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson (Fic Lawr)


    Rebecca is a tale of psychological and romantic suspense about a second wife haunted by the memory of her predecessor. The Lantern has a similar gothic plot and feel.





    Classic: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (Fic Whar)

    New: The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos (Fic Hiju)


    These books are Bittersweet, Descriptive, and Character-driven, and they share: the genre 'Literary fiction' and the subjects ‘New York City' and 'Men/women relations.'





    Classic: Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (Fic Hard, 823.8 Hard)

    New: Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks (Fic Spar)


    These books are Homespun and Leisurely paced, and they share: the genre 'Love stories' and the subject 'Men/women relations.’