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Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

#8 in our new regular feature that offers up staff-selected recommendations for your consideration.

I have to admit it I am a little late to the Liane Moriarty Fan Club. Yes, I see that her books go out over and over again, and that a new novel will spark a long wait list, but being someone who is never part of a crowd I just didn’t read her books… until now.

My guess is that it took me a day and a half to read Big Little Lies. And I loved it. The book takes place in Australia and I can hear the accents in the writing. Starts out slow and just keeps building, this book is a great fun read.

There’s a terrible riot at Pirriwee Public’s annual school Trivia Night that leaves one parent dead. And now there’s a sneaking suspicion that the death, first a seemingly tragic accident, could actually be murder. All of which gives top-spot New York Times best-selling author Moriarty (The Husband’s Secret) a chance to visit issues of parenting, divorce, and shattered families in shuttered suburbia.

The three copies in the catalog have gone out over 125 times and I can see why. I guess I am now a member of the club, part of the crowd! And I am glad I joined!


Nancy’s first job was as a page in the Peninsula Public Library in Lawrence, NY. Her love of reading brought her back to libraries and she has now worked at the Fanwood Memorial Library for over 13 years. Nancy wears many hats here at the library including planning and supervising of adult and teen programming, other YA and teen activities, book selection and buying, working behind the circulation desk and more. Her hobbies include baking, and she once won the NJN Chocolate bake-off contest for her famous “La Grande Park Ice Skating Rink Cookies". If you see her walking to work, or at the library, say hi... and ask her for that recipe).