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The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker

        The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker New York Times bestseller “Unimpeachably terrific.” - The New York Times Book Review One of CBS This Morning‘s “Must-Have Titles for Your Summer Reading List” The publishing phenomenon topping bestseller lists around the world, with sales of more than two million copies in Europe and rights sold ... 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

WildBorn

              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 »

Everything On a Waffle

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              Everything On a Waffle by Polly Horvath Eleven-year-old Primrose, who lives in a small fishing village in British Columbia, recounts her experiences and all that she learns about human nature and the unpredictability of life in the months after her parents are lost at sea. Check out the sequel – One Year In ... Read More »

From the Recommended Reading Shelf

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead Helping a world-famous dancer to defect from the Soviet Union to the United States, ballerina Joan watches her friend’s career soar while her own declines in the wake of her pregnancy and marriage, a situation that eventually exposes difficult secrets. Cartwheel by Jennifer DeBois When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, ... Read More »

All is Lost

All is Lost

All is Lost Academy Award-nominated writer/director J.C. Chandor  takes the helm for this tense adventure drama about a man  who must fight for survival after being shipwrecked at sea. The boatsman, lying asleep below deck on his schooner, is suddenly jostled to consciousness by a horrifying crash. He discovers that a steel crate, floating in mid-ocean, has torn a gaping ... Read More »

Murder and Mayhem II

Dead Water by Ann Cleeve

 Why Kings Confess  by C. S. Harris is set in Regency England and features Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, heir to an earldom, disillusioned Army officer, and latter day knight errant. Regency England, January 1813: When a badly injured Frenchwoman is found beside the mutilated body of Dr. Damion Pelletan in one of London’s worst slums, Sebastian finds himself caught in a ... Read More »

Nick and Tesla’s high-voltage danger lab

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              Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab : A Mystery With Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, and Other Gadgets You Can Build yourself by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith After moving in with their eccentric uncle, Nick and Tesla encounter strange occurrences in their new neighborhood and build gadgets using simple household objects to help them solve ... Read More »