Eden Prairie Librarians’ Book Picks

Your holidays wouldn’t be complete without some family drama.
Freedom by Jonathon Franzen

The End of Everything: A Novel

by Megan Abbott

recommended by Sarah Garbis

Set in the mid-1980s, this novel perfectly captures the thoughts and actions of 13-year-old Lizzie as she deals with the disappearance of her best friend Evie. As secret after secret about her friend are revealed, Lizzie confronts the possibility that her friend wasn’t abducted, but took actions to facilitate her own disappearance.



by Bill Loehfelm

recommended by Emily Lloyd

Loehfelm’s specialty is genre thrillers whose characters you actually care about, easy reads without being vapid. In Bloodroot, one man struggles to understand his reckless, drug-addicted brother’s roots and uncovers a surprising history. The writing is similar to Dennis Lehane.


The 37th Hour

by Jodi Compton

recommended by Sarah Garbis

This debut novel features a scrappy missing-persons cop whose husband goes missing . It’s a fun thriller that takes place in Minneapolis. —recommendations from librarians at the Hennepin County Library–Eden Prairie