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Everything For a Dog

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              Everything For a Dog by Ann M. Martin In parallel stories, Bone, an orphaned dog, finds and loses a series of homes, Molly, a family pet, helps Charlie through the grief and other after-effects of his brother’s death, and lonely Henry pleads for a dog of his own. Check out the companion book: A ... Read More »

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

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Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me A ferocious, funny, and poignant portrait of the one-of-a-kind Broadway legend.  This documentary tribute showcases the brash, uncompromising Tony and Emmy winner both on stage and off. The film captures her immeasurable charm, acerbic wit, and impressive accomplishments with candid footage and interviews with friends and collaborators, including Sondheim, Tina Fey, and Nathan Lane. Read More »

Masterpiece

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              Masterpiece by Elise Broach After Marvin, a beetle, makes a miniature drawing as an eleventh birthday gift for James, a human with whom he shares a house, the two new friends work together to help recover a Durer drawing stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ages 9+ Read More »

From the Recommended Reading Shelf

All Day and a Night

 All Day and A Night by Alafair Burke A murder case with ties to a convicted serial killer leads a young defense lawyer and NYPD homicide detective Ellie Hatcher into parallel investigations with explosive and deadly results.  Any Other Name by Craig Johnson Sheriff Walt Longmire is sinking into a high-plains winter discontent when his former boss, Lucian Connally, asks ... Read More »

Bitterblue

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              Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore Eighteen-year-old Bitterblue, queen of Monsea, realizes her heavy responsibility and the futility of relying on advisors who surround her with lies as she tries to help her people to heal from the thirty-five-year spell cast by her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities. Sequel to Graceling. Companion to Fire. ... Read More »

Longmire

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        Longmire Sheriff Walt Longmire…..he’s the man to solve the big crimes of Wyoming’s big sky country . Out of bestselling author Craig Johnson’s mystery novels strides Walt Longmire,  the charismatic and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County and the world-weary yet dedicated lead character of this spellbinding hit series. Starring : Robert Taylor.   Read More »

Delicious! a novel by Ruth Reichl

Delicious! by Ruth Reichl

          Delicious! a novel by Ruth Reichl Billie Breslin has traveled far from her home in California to take a job at Delicious!, New York’s most iconic food magazine. Away from her family, particularly her older sister, Genie, Billie feels like a fish out of water—until she is welcomed by the magazine’s colorful staff. She is also seduced ... Read More »

Wild Born

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              Wild Born by Brandon Mull As a dark force engulfs the land, the fate of Erdas has fallen on the shoulders of four young strangers who each have forged a rare bond with their spirit beasts — a bond that gives great powers to all of them. Book 1 in the Spirit Animals ... Read More »

Quintana of Charyn

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              Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta Froi and his companions travel through Charyn to find Quintana and build an army to secure her unborn child’s right to rule, an effort that culminates in an ultimate showdown with Isaboe of Lumatere. Book 3 in the Lumatere Chronicles Series. Ages 14+ Read More »