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  Quirky characters abound in Amy Bloom’s new story about an unusual family’s attempt to survive during World War II.  Twelve-year-old Eva lives with her mother and occasionally is visited by a man named Edgar, who is her father. When E...

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Are you a mystery reader? If so, I highly recommend Julia Keller, author of the Bell Elkins mystery series. Her books, A Killing in the Hills (2012) and Bitter River (2013), are atmospheric, literary, and utterly engaging. The series centers around B...
Reading Rebecca Makkai’s inventive sophomore novel, The Hundred-Year House, is like solving a complex puzzle. When we first visit the grand estate, we meet the elderly Gracie Breen, who is descended from a famous old-money Canadian family, the Devo...

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Ever wonder what the library staff is reading? Then you are in luck! Every month I compile a list of the adult books employees throughout the library have read, and post it on the Books/Movies/Music Page. I break it down by Fiction, Mysteries/Suspens...

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As July winds to an end and the start of a new school year approaches, many of us are heading off on well-deserved vacations.  Is there a road trip in your future?  Too much togetherness over a few too many miles can wear thin, but one thin...