» Archive for June, 2018

How to stop time/ Matt Haig

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Tom Hazard has just moved back to London, his old home, to settle down and become a high school history teacher. And on his first day at school, he meets a captivating French teacher at his school who seems fascinated by him. But Tom has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he’s been alive for centuries.   c. 2017

The outsider/ Stephen King

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

When an eleven-year-old boy is found murdered in a town park, reliable eyewitnesses undeniably point to the town’s popular Little League coach, Terry Maitland, as the culprit. DNA evidence and fingerprints confirm the crime was committed by this well-loved family man.  c. 2018

By invitation only/ Dorothea Benton Frank

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

A barbecue engagement party is thrown by Diane English Stiftel, her brother Floyd, and her parents to celebrate her son’s engagement. On this gorgeous, magical night, the bride’s father, Alejandro Cambria, a wealthy power broker whose unbelievably successful career in private equity made him one of Chicago’s celebrated elite, discovers the limits and possibilities of cell phone range. While the mother of the bride, Susan Kennedy Cambria, who dabbles in the world of public relations and believes herself deserving of every square inch of her multimillion-dollar penthouse and imaginary carrara marble pedestal, learns about moonshine and dangerous liaisons.  c. 2018

The rules of magic/ Alice Hoffman

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

book cover of Rules of MagicHundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the ’60s, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood-red hair; shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people’s thoughts; and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk.   c. 2017

In the midst of winter/ Isabel Allende

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Richard Bowmaster – a 60-year-old human rights scholar – hits the car of Evelyn Ortega – a young undocumented immigrant from Guatemala – in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor’s house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz – a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile – for her advice.  c. 2017

The Rooster Bar/ John Grisham

Monday, June 18th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Pete Banning was Clanton’s favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946. he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell.  c. 2017

Fatal throne/ M. T. Anderson, Candace Fleming, Stephanie Hemphill, Lisa Ann Sandell, Jennifer Donnelly, Linda Sue Park, Deborah Hopkinson

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

He was King Henry VIII, a charismatic and extravagant ruler obsessed with both his power as king and with siring a male heir.  They were his queens–six ill-fated women, each bound for divorce, or beheading, or death.  Henry VIII and his six wives are reimagined by seven acclaimed and bestselling authors in this riveting novel.

M. T. Anderson – Henry VIII; Candace Fleming – Katharine of Aragon; Stephanie Hemphill – Anne Boleyn; Lisa Ann Sandell – Jane Seymour
Jennifer Donnelly – Anna of Cleves; Linda Sue Park – Catherine Howard; Deborah Hopkinson – Kateryn Parr     c. 2018

Dadgummit (Dreamwalker; #4)/ Maggie Toussaint

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Amateur sleuth Baxley Powell is on vacation at Stony Creek Lake in the north Georgia mountains. Her parents, best friend, and ten-year-old daughter are camping with her. Almost immediately, a young man’s body is found beside the lake. Strangely, there’s no apparent cause of death. The local police have heard about Baxley’s skill at closing unusual cases, and at their urging she agrees to help.   c. 2017

Jane Seymour (Six Tudor Queens; #3) / Alison Weir

Monday, June 4th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Eleven days after the death of Anne Boleyn, Jane is dressing for her wedding to the King.  She has witnessed at first hand how courtly play can quickly turn to danger and knows she must bear a son . . . or face ruin.  This new Queen must therefore step out from the shadows cast by Katherine and Anne. In doing so, can she expose a gentler side to the brutal King?  c. 2018

Head in the clouds (Dory Fantasmagory; #4)/ Abby Hanlon (local author)

Friday, June 1st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Dory has her first loose tooth, and, with her usual over-the-top excitement, she cannot stop talking about the tooth fairy. Naturally, this drives her brother and sister crazy. But it also sparks a serious jealous streak in her nemesis, Mr. Gobble Cracker, who wants all of Dory’s attention to herself.   c. 2018