Life is a book... and every person is a chapter.
Everything's looking up for Robin Walker. It's 1994 in New York City, and he's been transferred downtown to the 58th Street Branch Library. Ready to move up the ladder, Robin is excited about the opportunities that await him.
But success, personal or professional, is as elusive as a first-edition rare book. Robin struggles with his strange new work environment as this motley crew of employees generates more drama than a runaway bestseller. He doesn't know who to believe - or who to let in. And as potential romance mingles with devious machinations, there's no telling where Robin's story will go. All he knows is that he must see it through to the very last page.
Call Numbers is a captivating and multilayered adult drama. Through realistic dialogue and situations, author Syntell Smith has crafted a modern-day classic about the trials and tribulations of adulthood. Because a library is usually the last place you'd expect high drama, but for these characters...it's long overdue.
"A drama-filled romp through the stacks. The complexity of the characters, with all their foibles and failings, makes them come alive on the page. The dialogue is sharp and believable, and the pacing of conversations feels torn from real life. Written with a fearless and stylish edge, Call Numbers is a riot to read, and never again will you look at a librarian in quite the same way." Self-Publishing Review