» Archive for May, 2018

Origin (Robert Landon; #5)-Dan Brown

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist, and one of Langdon’s first students.  But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever.  c. 2017

The great alone-Kristin Hannah

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Cora Allbright and her husband, Ernt, a recently returned Vietnam veteran scarred by the war, uproot their 13-year-old daughter, Leni, to start a new life in Alaska. Utterly unprepared for the weather and the isolation, but welcomed by the close-knit community, they fight to build a home in this harsh, beautiful wilderness.   c. 2018

The Darling Dahlias and the unlucky clover/ Susan Albert Wittig (Darling Dahlias; #7)

Monday, May 21st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

It looks like the music has ended for Darling’s favorite barbershop quartet, the Lucky Four Clovers, just days before the Dixie Regional Barbershop Competition. Another unlucky break comes when there’s a serious foul-up in Darling’s telephone system – and not a penny for repairs. And while liquor is legal again, moonshine isn’t. Sheriff Buddy Norris needs a little luck when he goes into Briar Swamp to confront Cypress County’s most notorious bootlegger – and what he finds upends his sense of justice.   c. 2018

My Dear Hamilton/ Stephanie Dray

Saturday, May 12th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

A general’s daughter… Coming of age on the perilous frontier of revolutionary New York, Elizabeth Schuyler champions the fight for independence. And when she meets Alexander Hamilton, Washington’s penniless but passionate aide-de-camp, she’s captivated by the young officer’s charisma and brilliance. They fall in love, despite Hamilton’s bastard birth and the uncertainties of war.   c. 2018

With you always/Jody Hedlund (Orphan Train; #1)

Monday, May 7th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

When a financial crisis in 1850s New York leaves three orphaned sisters nearly destitute, the oldest, Elise Neumann, knows she must take action. She’s had experience as a seamstress, and the New York Children’s Aid Society has established a special service: placing out seamstresses and trade girls. Even though Elise doesn’t want to leave her sisters for a job in Illinois, she realizes this may be their last chance.   c. 2018

Seeing red/ Sandra Brown

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Twenty-five years ago, Major Franklin Trapper became a national icon when he lead a handful of survivors to safety after the bombing of a Dallas hotel. For years, he gave frequent speeches and interviews but then suddenly dropped out of the public eye, shunning all media. Now, ambitious TV journalist Kerra Bailey is determined to get an exclusive with the Major. c .2017

Cocoa Beach/ Beatriz Williams

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Burdened by a dark family secret, Virginia Fortescue flees her oppressive home in New York City for the battlefields of World War I France. While an ambulance driver for the Red Cross, she meets a charismatic British army surgeon whose persistent charm opens her heart to the possibility of love. As the war rages, Virginia falls into a passionate affair with the dashing Captain Simon Fitzwilliam, only to discover that his past has its own dark secrets – secrets that will damage their eventual marriage and propel her back across the Atlantic to the sister and father she left behind.  c. 2017

Varina/ Charles Frazier

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects the secure life of a Mississippi landowner. Davis instead pursues a career in politics and is eventually appointed president of the Confederacy, placing Varina at the white-hot center of one of the darkest moments in American history – culpable regardless of her intentions.  c. 2018

The grave’s a fine and private place/ Alan Bradley (Flavia de Luce; #9)

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. As their punt drifts past the church where a notorious vicar had recently dispatched three of his female parishioners by spiking their communion wine with cyanide, Flavia, an expert chemist with a passion for poisons, is ecstatic.   c. 2018

Red alert/ James Patteson (NYPD; #5)

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

The one who knows the secrets is the one who holds the power. The richest of New York’s rich gather at The Pierre’s Cotillion Room to raise money for those less fortunate. The mayor is present, along with Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald of the elite NYPD Red task force providing security. The night is shattered as a fatal blast rocks the room, stirring up horrifying memories of 9/11.  c. 2018