50 Authors to Fall in Love With, Recommended By Pelham Book Lovers Courtesy of the Friends of the Library

50 Authors to Fall in Love With, Recommended By Pelham Book Lovers Courtesy of the Friends of the Library

This is the month for Valentines tucked in shoe boxes, chocolate-covered everything, and maybe, just maybe, falling in love again. Fall in love again, you might think. I’m too old, too jaded—too married!—for that. But the truth is, you can fall hard (again, and again), whatever your relationship status, simply by strolling the stacks at the Library. No, not for an intriguing fellow Pelhamite, (though stranger things have happened), but for a new-to-you author. And while serendipity is thrilling, sometimes you just need someone with stellar taste to make a strategic intro. The Friends of the Town of Pelham Public Library asked our community to tell us their most beLOVEd author—whether recently discovered or long adored—and the suggestions kept on coming. From Jhumpa Lahiri to John LeCarre, you’re bound to catch feelings for one (or a slew) of these talents. Best of all, you can search any of their names in the library catalog to borrow one of their books (just one reason to Love the Library!). Do you have an author who makes your heart skip a beat? Share it on social with the hashtag #lovethelibrary and we’ll add to this list. You can learn more about the Friends and their campaigns here.


50 of Pelham’s Most BeLOVEd Authors: 


Isabel Allende – recommended by Laurie Ulster

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – recommended by Kristin Rowe

Margaret Atwood – recommended by Nicole Kaplan

Paul Auster – recommended by Laurie Ulster

Fredrik Backman – recommended by Christina Day and Rachel Nelson Cullen

Pat Conroyrecommended by Linda Bethea

Joan Didion – recommended by Denise Delgado-Kerman

Gustave Flaubert – recommended by Alexandra Dufour

Ken Follett – recommended by Kristin Rowe


Tana French – recommended by Jessica Pearson and Christina Day

Diana Gabaldon – recommended by Betsy Wines

Graham Greene – recommended by Melissa Meeker Eustace

Philippa Gregory – recommended by Jennifer Pogorelec O’Sullivan

Pete Hamill – recommended by Linda Peters and Joanie Paradis 

Kristin Hannah – recommended by Varsha Garg, Kristin Burke, Jamie Guglielmo, Eileen Rosen Miller, and Jennifer Pogorelec O’Sullivan

Thomas Hardy – recommended by Mary Deyoung

Jane Harper – recommended by Elizabeth Bewley

Elin Hilderbrand – recommended by Eileen Giannetto

John Irving – recommended by Eileen Rosen Miller and Laurie Ulster

Kazuo Ishiguro -recommended by  Anna Conway

Lisa Jewell recommended by Laura Kalehoff

Ha Jin – recommended by Laurie Ulster

Mary Beth Keane – recommended by Katie Magiera Kirk

Stephen King recommended by Denise Boyle-Quatroni

Christina Baker Kline – recommended by Eileen Rosen Miller

Jhumpa Lahiri – recommended by Charlie Snarr and Christina Day

Erik Larson – Joanie Paradis and Kristin Rowe

John Le Carre – recommended by Bob Tracy

Min Jin Lee – recommended by Lisa Wagner

Ursula K. Le Guin recommended by Lauren Keenan Huang

Ada Limon – recommended by Allison Dominique Anderson

Sarah J. Maas – recommended by Katie Lee

Emily St. John Mandel – recommended by Elizabeth Bewley and Kristin Rowe

David Mitchell – recommended by Lina Perl

Liane Moriarty -recommended by Claire Hayes Persanis

Toni Morrison – recommended by Lisa Robb

Siddhartha Mukherjee – recommended by Melissa Meeker Eustace

Alice Munro – Denise Delgado-Kerman and Allison Dominique Anderson

Celeste Ng – recommended by Lisa Wagner

Joyce Carol Oates – recommended by Blair Howell

Maggie O’Farrell – recommended by Lisa Wagner

Michael Ondaatje – recommended by Allison Dominique Anderson

Anne Patchett – recommended by Lisa Robb, Kristin Rowe, Melissa Meeker Eustace, and Sara Haberman

Louise Penny – recommended by Linda Bethea and Christina Day

Christopher Pike recommended by Khrystina Pryani

Kate Quinn – recommended by Jennifer Pogorelec O’Sullivan

Sally Rooney – recommended by Jessica Pearson



Arundhati Roy – recommended by Melissa Meeter Eustace

Mary Stewart – recommended by Kim Jaimes

Elissa Sussman – recommended by Elizabeth Bewley



Amy Tan – recommended by Laurie Ulster

Donna Tartt – recommended by Colleen Ring, Elizabeth Bewley and Alexandra Dufour 

Amor Towles – Lisa Wagner and Donna Oseff Shirreffs

Kurt Vonnegut – recommended by Laurie Ulster

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