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The Mothers by Brit Bennett

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The Mothers by Brit Bennett In a contemporary black community in Southern California, 17-year-old Nadia Turner and 21-year-old Luke Sheppard launch a soulful affair. She’s lost her mother to suicide, he’s lost a football career to injury, and the decisions they make when Nadia becomes pregnant will reverberate throughout their lives, particularly complicating Nadia’s close friendship with the devout Aubrey. ... Read More »

IQ by Joe Ide

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IQ by Joe Ide There’s a new sleuth on the shelves… Isaiah Quintabe, known as IQ on the mean streets of his East Long Beach neighborhood, is a Sherlock-inspired sleuth (brains over brawn) who takes the cases the cops won’t touch…Ide’s deft touch with his richly diverse cast of characters, all of whom are capable of stealing scenes with just ... Read More »

Land Grab

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If you missed the library’s screening of the documentary Land Grab in September, it is now available on DVD at the library.  This story of  the world’s largest urban tree farm in Detroit is fascinating and the movie is well done.  So check it out!   Read More »

Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard

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Hero of the Empire:  the Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard A history of the danger-seeking young Winston Churchill during the Boer War, which “had turned out to be far more difficult and more devastating than the amusing colonial war the British had expected.”Although Churchill’s life has been amply documented by himself ... Read More »

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly, thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four ... Read More »

The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies

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The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies University of Michigan professor Peter Ho Davies has a new novel, published this month.  According to Publishers Weekly, Davies (The Welsh Girl) has created a brilliant, absorbing masterpiece. It explores the Chinese American experience in four parts, weaving story lines over hundreds of years. Read More »

Book Before Movie

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There’s an impressive list of upcoming movies based on books. We will get the dvds once they are available to libraries but in the meantime why not read the book first?  Click here for the list, with links to the books in our library catalog. Let’s hope the movies do justice to the books!   Read More »

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

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Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty Three couples, one ordinary day, one barbecue. Clementine and Sam have a rock-solid marriage and are parents to two beautiful little girls. Clementine’s best friend Erika and her husband, Oliver, enjoy their child-free lifestyle. …What starts out as an ordinary afternoon quickly takes a turn for the worse. Moriarty’s fans will rejoice at her ... Read More »

Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

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Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead A Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow, Whitehead goes all out in this imaginative reconstruction of the antebellum South. Here, the Underground Railroad is not metaphorical but real, a welter of tracks and tunnels hidden beneath the soil. A slave named Cora, brutalized by her Georgia master yet shunned by her own, determines to escape ... Read More »