Thursday, May 19, 2022

Page Turners

Sandy Hook by Elizabeth Williamson

Published May 12, 2022 12:01 a.m.

This is a very difficult but important book.

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Magpie by Elizabeth Day

Published May 12, 2022 12:01 a.m.

After years of trying to have a baby, Marisa is pregnant with Jake’s child. Living together in their beautiful London home with their lodger, Kate, she finally has her happily ever after.

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The Murder Rule by Dervla McTiernan

Published May 12, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Law student Hannah Rokeby is desperate to become a volunteer for the University of Virginia’s Innocence Project.

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Adult Assembly Required by Abbi Waxman

Published May 12, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Laura Costello moves to L.A. from New York for graduate school.

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Insomnia by Sarah Pinborough

Published May 12, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Emma Averell has it all, including a successful career and a beautiful family.

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Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Published May 12, 2022 12:01 a.m.

By turns infuriating and funny, author Bonnie Garmus leads us through lessons in chemistry—science chemistry, personal chemistry, food chemistry—and mixes it all up to produce a wonderful, laugh-out-loud tale of a woman making her own way in a man’s world.

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Checkout 19 by Claire-Louise Bennett

Published May 12, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Claire-Louise Bennett is a uniquely captivating writer who once again breaks the traditional storytelling mold.

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City on Fire by Don Winslow

Published May 12, 2022 12:01 a.m.

In the tradition of The Godfather, City on Fire gives us Danny Ryan and his reluctant rise in the Irish syndicate of 1980s Providence, Rhode Island.

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The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza by Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris

Published May 12, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Humor, danger, surprises, adventure, and wonderful catch phrases your whole family will enjoy!

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Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball’s Longest Game by Dan Barry

Published May 12, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball’s Longest Game by Dan Barry

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One-Shot Harry by Gary Phillips

Published April 28, 2022 12:01 a.m.

This gritty crime novel is set in Los Angeles on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Freedom Rally.

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Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li

Published April 28, 2022 12:01 a.m.

A group of Chinese-American students teams up to pull off a heist to steal back stolen Chinese art from Western museums

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The Patron Saint of Second Chances by Christine Simon

Published April 28, 2022 12:01 a.m.

This is the laugh-out-loud story of Signor Speranza, the self-appointed mayor of a tiny Italian town (population 212), and how one well-intentioned lie can snowball completely out of control.

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Freezing Order: A True Story of Russian Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin’s Wrath by Bill Browder

Published April 28, 2022 12:01 a.m.

This is a non-fiction story at its suspenseful and timely best.

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Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee

Published April 28, 2022 12:01 a.m.

need empathy, while also making us laugh.

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French Braid by Anne Tyler

Published April 28, 2022 12:01 a.m.

French Braid by Anne Tyler

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Such a Quiet Place by Megan Miranda

Published April 28, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Hollow’s Edge, a lovely lakeside neighborhood, was idyllic and populated with residents who felt fortunate to live in such a quiet, friendly, and safe place, until the deaths of Brandon and Fiona.

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Dead in the Water: A True Story of Hijacking, Murder, and a Global Maritime Conspiracy by Matthew Campbell and Kit Chellel (Expected release date May 3)

Published April 28, 2022 12:01 a.m.

In the dead of night, an oil tanker is drifting off the coast of Yemen. A small boat with armed men comes alongside.

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What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline

Published April 14, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Jason Bennett is driving home with his young family on a dark, deserted road when he realizes he’s being tailgated.

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Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

Published April 14, 2022 12:01 a.m.

When an estranged brother and sister are brought together for their mother’s funeral, the story of Black Cake and its significance in this rich family history unfolds.

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The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn

Published April 14, 2022 12:01 a.m.

A history student who wants nothing more than to finish her dissertation and raise her young son to be strong and proud of her, Mila is propelled by World War II to become a sniper for the Russian army.

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Ocean State by Stewart O’Nan

Published April 14, 2022 12:01 a.m.

“When I was in eighth grade, my sister helped kill another girl.” With that opening sentence, Stewart O’Nan sets the tone for his compelling tale of youthful obsession and tragedy.

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She Gets the Girl by Rachel Lippincott and Alyson Derrick Ages 14+

Published April 14, 2022 12:01 a.m.

She Gets the Girl is an opposites-attract queer romance between two freshmen as they struggle to navigate college life and figure out their love lives.

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Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

Published April 14, 2022 12:01 a.m.

In this story, set in the not too distant future, Klara is an AF, an artificial friend purchased for 14 year old Josie who has an unnamed illness that leaves her very weak

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The Long Weekend by Gilly MacMillan

Published April 14, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Three wives travel to a remote romantic location to await their husbands who each have delayed their arrival until the next morning.

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Who is Maud Dixon? by Alexandra Andrews

Published April 14, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Florence Darrow firmly believes the world owes her much more than the low-level editorial assistant position she holds.

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Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Published April 14, 2022 12:01 a.m.

This novel spans 500 years and combines both historical as well as science fiction.

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Violetta by Isabel Allende

Published April 14, 2022 12:01 a.m.

This is an unforgettable story by an amazing writer, Isabelle Allende. Violetta is a strong, independent woman, whose life spans 100 years between the Spanish flu and coronavirus pandemic.

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Wingbearer by Marjorie Liu and Teny Aida Issakhanian Ages 8-12

Published March 31, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Zuli, a human, and Frowley, an owl, are growing up in a bird haven where souls go to be reborn

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The Other Doctor Gilmer by Benjamin Gilmer

Published March 31, 2022 12:01 a.m.

A clinic in rural North Carolina was exactly what Dr. Benjamin Gilmer sought, his dream of treating an underserved population in a beautiful area.

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