Entertainment Weekly's Best Books of 2018

1. My Year of Rest and Relaxation, by Ottessa Moshfegh

In a can-do world, Rest and Relaxation’s unnamed narrator is a can-don’t. Not because she lacks for anything — she’s young, beautiful, and solvent in the glittery boomtown of turn-of-the-millennium Manhattan — but because, in the words of another legendary hero of literary refusal, she just prefers not to. No one fully sound in mind and body would choose to live in a sort of self-induced DIY coma, of course, and on the face of it, few sane readers could be persuaded to care. And yet she turns out to be one of the most compelling protagonists modern fiction has offered in years: a loopy, quietly furious pillhead whose Ambien ramblings and Xanaxed bitcheries somehow wend their way through sad and funny and strange toward something genuinely profound. —LG

 

2. The Recovering, by Leslie Jamison

Cleaner PT at Oswego Public Library (Saturday & Sunday) Opening

Wanted:  Part time Cleaner to work Saturday & Sundays noon to 4 pm.  Work includes but is not limited to cleaning the bathrooms, emptying trash cans, cleaning community room and lower entrance, and setting up for programs. Individual will dust bookcases, clean stairwells and empty book drop.  Individual will be under the supervision of Library Director/Librarian.

Must have knowledge of simple building cleaning methods, materials & equipment; ability to perform repetitive cleaning tasks effectively and efficiently and ability to follow simple oral directions.  Rate of pay is $11.10/hour.

Application forms are available at the Oswego Public Library (120 East 2nd Street, Oswego NY) main circulation desk.  For more information contact Carol Ferlito, Director 341-5867

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