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by order of the Town of Andover Select Board, September 13, 2021

Memorial Hall Library

Books for Fans of Succession

The popular prestige drama Succession recently returned for its third season on HBO. (If you're looking to get caught up, you can get seasons one and two on DVD from your local library! You can also check out our Roku with HBO Max access to watch current episodes.) But if you're looking for ways to pass the time between new episodes--or if you've never seen the show but love stories about family drama, corporate intrigue, and the lifestyles of the rich and ambitious--here are some books you might want to check out.

The windfall
The windfall
by Diksha Basu

Moving to a wealthy community after the lucrative sale of their website, Mr. And Mrs. Jha, formerly of East Delhi, struggle with cultural changes while their son, studying in America, pursues romance and wonders how his parents' new status will affect his life choices.
Super pumped : the battle for Uber
Super pumped : the battle for Uber
by Mike Isaac

The award-winning New York Times technology correspondent chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of Uber against a backdrop of mobile-era changes throughout Silicon Valley, covering such subjects as its union battles, toxic culture and aggressive marketing tactics.
How the one-armed sister sweeps her house : a novel
How the one-armed sister sweeps her house : a novel
by Cherie Jones

Lala must deal with a chain of events that have terrible consequences when her petty criminal husband is interrupted in his attempt to rob one of the mansions in their "paradise" home of Baxter Beach, Barbados. 
The dinner : a novel
The dinner : a novel
by Herman Koch

Meeting at a fashionable Amsterdam restaurant for dinner, two couples move from small talk to the wrenching shared challenge of their teenage sons' shattering act of violence that has triggered a police investigation and revealed the extent to which each family will go to protect those they love, in a U.S. release of an international best-seller. 
The plot
The plot
by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Wildly successful author Jacob Finch Bonner, who had stolen the plot of his book from a late student, fights to hide the truth from his fans and publishers, while trying to figure out who wants to destroy him.
Sex and vanity : a novel
Sex and vanity : a novel
by Kevin Kwan

When George, the man with whom she had brief fling several years earlier, unexpectedly appears in East Hampton, newly engaged Lucie Churchill is drawn to him again and spins a web of deceit in an attempt to block him from her life – and her heart..
Capote's women : a true story of love, betrayal, and a swan song for an era
Capote's women : a true story of love, betrayal, and a swan song for an era
by Laurence Leamer

This look at Capote’s never-published final novel Answered Prayers shows how the few chapters that were published in Esquire affected his friendships and standing in the society with the rich women whose lives he fictionalized in his work.
Free food for millionaires
Free food for millionaires
by Min Jin Lee

Having become thoroughly indoctrinated in the ways of American life through her Princeton education, Casey Han struggles between the expensive lifestyle she enjoys and the traditional culture to which her Korean immigrant parents desperately cling.
Flash boys : a Wall Street revolt
Flash boys : a Wall Street revolt
by Michael Lewis

Argues that post-crisis Wall Street continues to be controlled by large banks and explains how a small, diverse group of Wall Street men have banded together to reform the financial markets.
Crazy rich : power, scandal, and tragedy inside the Johnson & Johnson dynasty
Crazy rich : power, scandal, and tragedy inside the Johnson & Johnson dynasty
by Jerry Oppenheimer

A painstakingly researched, unauthorized family portrait by the best-selling author of Front Row documents the private lives of the Johnson empire, providing coverage of such topics as their high-profile affairs, their struggles with addiction and mental illness and the obsessions of a dynasty ruler who abandoned members of his family in favor of his ideals. 
No one is talking about this : a novel
No one is talking about this : a novel
by Patricia Lockwood

Elevated to prominence for her social-media posts, a woman begins suffering from existential anxieties while learning the languages, customs and fears of her fans throughout the world, before an urgent text from home transforms her virtual perspectives.
The divorce papers : a novel : from the files of Sophie Diehl
The divorce papers : a novel : from the files of Sophie Diehl
by Susan Rieger

A romantic comedy told through emails, letters, transcripts and articles follows a lively divorce through the eyes of cynical young law associate Sophie Diehl, who represents a humiliated woman throughout a separation from an ambitious doctor husband. 
Disney war
Disney war
by James B. Stewart

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Den of Thieves draws on extensive research and hundreds of interviews to document the fierce executive battle for control of the foremost entertainment company, in an account that discusses how Michael Eisner lost his chairmanship and how the conflict reflects modern-day American capitalism and popular culture. 
The nest
The nest
by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Gathering to confront an older sibling who has been recently released from rehab after a drunk driving accident, the Plum siblings watch as the trust fund left by their father rises and falls according to self-inflicted problems. 
We that are young
We that are young
by Preti Taneja

A modern-day King Lear, set in contemporary India, traces the power struggles of a turbulent family that becomes painfully subject to the anti-corruption riots of 2011 and 2012, a father's advancing dementia and an unwanted arranged marriage.
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