» Archive for October, 2018

The first love/ Beverly Lewis

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

It’s the summer of 1951, and Maggie Esh is in need of some hope. Sweet-spirited and uncommonly pretty despite struggling with chronic illness, she is used to being treated kindly by the young men of her Old Order Amish church district. Yet Maggie wishes she were more like other courting-age girls so she could live a normal, healthy life.

17th suspect/ James Patterson (Women’s Murder Club; #17)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

A series of shootings exposes San Francisco to a methodical yet unpredictable killer, and a reluctant woman decides to put her trust in Sergeant Lindsay Boxer. The confidential informant’s tip leads Lindsay to disturbing conclusions, including that something has gone horribly wrong inside the police department itself.

Dark, sacred night/ Michael Connelly (Bosch & Ballard; #1)

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Detective Renee Ballard is working the night beat–known in LAPD slang as “the late show”–and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard can’t let him go through department records, but when he leaves, she looks into the case herself and feels a deep tug of empathy and anger. She has never been the kind of cop who leaves the job behind at the end of her shift–and she wants in.

The next person you meet in heaven/ Mitch Albom (Heaven #2)

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Eddie, a grizzled war veteran- turned-amusement park mechanic, died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddie’s journey to heaven taught him that every life matters.

The accident that killed Eddie left an indelible mark on Annie. Annie has married Paulo, but when her wedding night day ends in an unimaginable accident, Annie finds herself on her own heavenly journey .  An inevitable reunion with Eddie, one of the five people she meets in heaven,  will show her how her life mattered in ways she could not have fathomed.

The reckoning/ John Grisham

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi’s favorite son – a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed his pastor and friend, the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder weren’t shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete’s only statement about it – to the sheriff, to his lawyers, to the judge, to the jury, and to his family – was: “I have nothing to say.”

Unsheltered/ Barbara Kingsolver

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

2016 Vineland.

Meet Willa Knox, a woman who stands braced against the vicissitudes of her shattered life and family – and the crumbling house that contains her.

1871 Vineland.

Thatcher Greenwood, the new science teacher, is a fervent advocate of the work of Charles Darwin, and he is keen to communicate his ideas to his students. But those in power in Thatcher’s small town have no desire for a new world order. Thatcher and his teachings are not welcome.

Both Willa and Thatcher resist the prevailing logic. Both are asked to pay a high price for their courage.