Jan Fisher, Milford resident, Fairfield Public Library Assistant Director for Administrative Services

“I am reading ‘Into the Beautiful North’ (by Luis Alberto Urrea). It was an older One Book One Town pick before I worked here so I never read it before. It’s about a group of people in Mexico and they’re trying to get to the United States, so it’s very timely and interesting. How often people don’t really think about what people have to go through to get here — it’s a little bit eye opening.”

Ann Katis, Fairfield resident

“I’ve been going through my old New Yorker magazines that I subscribe to but could never get to all of it. So I’ve been reading a lot of good short stories.”

Anne Farkas, Fairfield resident, library circulation desk

“‘Books for Living’ (by Will Schwalbe) because it’s all about book clubs and I absolutely loved ‘The End of Your Life Book Club.’ ... It’s just so applicable to so many different things. He read with his mother when she was dealing with a cancer battle and then ‘Books for Living,’ Will Schwalbe is talking about all sorts of books that have impacted him in his life so they’re current, they’re old, they’re very diverse and I just love that.”

Eric Robinson, Fairfield resident

“I’m a big fan of the trilogy ‘His Dark Materials’ by Philip Pullman. I always end up reading it every other year or so. I read it as a kids’ book but also it’s got a lot of meaning for adults so every time I reread it it’s like revisiting it, and as I’ve grown older it has a lot of mature themes you don’t realize as a kid. And it’s a great story.”

Linda Quinn, Fairfield resident, library Reference Associate

“I just finished a book that’s upcoming — it’s not going to be out for a few months. It’s called ‘The Child.’ It’s a really good thriller with a lot of twists and turns to it so that one was a great one. There’s a book now out called ‘News of the World’ — it’s historic fiction — that I love. It’s about post-Civil War during the Indian fighting.”