Monday, August 14, 2017

What We're Reading

Here's a snapshot of what the library staff is reading.

What are you reading right now? Recommend books to others in the comments section.

The Widow of Larkspur Inn
The Widow of Larkspur Inn
By Blackwell, Lawana
2007-06 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764202674 CHECK CATALOG
Book one of "The Gresham Chronicles" takes readers to an 1860s English village, where recently bereaved Julia Hollis, determined to provide for her children, decides to renovate an old inn. With the help of the town's new vicar, it just might happen. But will a behind-the-scenes scheme jeopardize everything? …More

The Mulberry Tree
The Mulberry Tree
By Deveraux, Jude
2013-06 - Gallery Books
9781476754574 CHECK CATALOG
Lillian Manville, the devoted wife of a business titan, had always taken the blessings of her life for granted--until the devastating news of her husband's death turns everything upside down. With 27 bestsellers to her name, Jude Deveraux follows up "The Summerhouse" with her loveliest work to date--a story of long-buried secrets and exhilarating new beginnings. …More

The Good Thief's Guide to Vegas: A Mystery
The Good Thief's Guide to Vegas: A Mystery
By Ewan, Chris
2011-07 - St. Martins Press-3pl
9780312580865 CHECK CATALOG
Charlie Howard isn't only a part-time crime writer and part-time thief; he's also a magician. For his next trick, he'll relieve Josh Masters, the famous illusionist vying for the affections of Charlie's agent Victoria, of a fortune in casino chips stashed in his hotel safe. Revenge would be sweet--if there weren't a dead redhead floating in Masters' bathtub and Masters himself hadn't just …More

In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
By Opdyke, Irene Gut
With Armstrong, Jennifer
2016-03 - Ember
9780553538847 CHECK CATALOG
"No matter how many Holocaust stories one has read, this one is a must, for its impact is so powerful."--School Library Journal, starred
I did not ask myself, "Should I do this?" but "How will I do this?"
Through this intimate and compelling memoir, we are witness to the growth of a hero. Much like The Diary of Anne Frank, In My Hands has become a profound testament …More

The Secret Keeper
The Secret Keeper
By Morton, Kate
2012-10 - Atria Books
9781439152805 CHECK CATALOG
From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Distant Hours." During a party at the family farm in the English countryside, 16-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house. She spies a stranger coming up the road and sees her mother speak to him. Before the afternoon is over, Laurel will witness a shocking crime that challenges everything she knows about her family and …More

What Happy People Know
What Happy People Know
By Baker, Dan
Joint Author Stauth, Cameron
2003-01 - Rodale Press
9781579546021 CHECK CATALOG
In this important self-help book, a medical psychologist reveals the science behind humans' instinctual emotions and shows readers how to learn "happiness." …More

Camino Island
Camino Island
By Grisham, John
2017-06 - Doubleday Books
9780385543026 CHECK CATALOG
A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University's Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars.

Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few

And Then There Were Nuns
And Then There Were Nuns
By Logan, Kylie
2017-03 - Wheeler Publishing Large Print
9781410495563 CHECK CATALOG
The national bestselling author of The Legend of Sleepy Harlow returns to South Bass Island, where the League of Literary Ladies has to find out who's killing off nuns.

B and B owner Bea Cartwright has taken on the responsibility of taking meals to ten visiting nuns, who are on retreat at the Water's Edge Center for Spirit and Renewal on picturesque South Bass Island on

The Passenger
The Passenger
By Lutz, Lisa
2016-03 - Simon & Schuster
9781451686630 CHECK CATALOG
Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband's body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It's not the first time. She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive's eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia …More

The Windfall
The Windfall
By Basu, Diksha
2017-06 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780451498915 CHECK CATALOG
A People Pick

Entertainment Weekly's Must-List

A TIME Magazine Pick

Rolling Stone's Culture Index Pick

" A] charming satire...What Kevin Kwan did for rich people problems, Diksha Basu does for trying-to-be-rich-people problems."


A heartfelt comedy of manners, Diksha Basu's …More

Orders from Berlin
Orders from Berlin
By Tolkien, Simon
2012-12 - Minotaur Books
9780312632144 CHECK CATALOG
"Tolkien's writing has a timeless quality [and] the haunting undertones of other great masters."--"USA Today." A compelling thriller laced with Tolkien's signature writing style takes readers back to the case that started it all for Trave, the hero of his last two critically acclaimed novels. …More

What Alice Forgot
What Alice Forgot
By Moriarty, Liane
2012-04 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425247440 CHECK CATALOG
After a knock on the head, 29-year-old Alice Love discovers she's actually 39--and she isn't sure she likes who she's become. It turns out, though, that forgetting might be the most memorable thing that has ever happened to Alice. 432 pp. 30,000 print. …More

Before We Were Yours
Before We Were Yours
By Wingate, Lisa
2017-06 - Ballantine Books
9780425284681 CHECK CATALOG
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - For readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale comes a "thought-provoking and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal."*
Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when …More

The War That Saved My Life
The War That Saved My Life
By Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker
2015-01 - Dial Books
9780803740815 CHECK CATALOG
Children's Book Committee Award (2016), E.B. White Read Aloud Award (2015), Georgia Children's Book Award (2017), Great Stone Face Book Award (2016), Isinglass Teen Read Award (2016), Newbery Medal (2016), Parents Choice Awards (Spring) (2008-Up) (2015)

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Newbery Honor Book

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award (Middle School)

Wall Street Journal Best Children's Books of 2015

New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing

An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War II, from the acclaimed author …More

By Alexander, Kwame
2016-04 - Houghton Mifflin
9780544570986 CHECK CATALOG
National Book Award Long List

New York Times Bestseller

Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can't nobody stop you/

can't nobody cop you...

In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER, soccer, family, love, and friendship,

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