» Archive for May, 2019

Bathed in prayer/ Jan Karon

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

For the first time, listeners will have the chance to walk with Father Tim through a collection of prayers, sermons, and inspirational passages that incorporates material from each of Jan Karon’s novels. In addition, fans will get to hear directly from the author, in a brand-new essay about her own personal journey in faith and the ways that the Mitford novels have impacted her.

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life Care

This book isn’t about dying. It’s about life and what life has to teach us. It’s about caring and what giving care really means.

In Awake at the Bedside, pioneers of palliative and end-of-life care as well as doctors, chaplains, caregivers and even poets offer wisdom that will challenge, uplift, comfort—and change the way we think about death.

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

First: Sandra Day O'ConnorThe intimate, inspiring, and authoritative biography of Sandra Day O’Connor, America’s first female Supreme Court justice, drawing on exclusive interviews and first-time access to Justice O’Connor’s archives—by the New York Times bestselling author Evan Thomas.

Lost girls of Paris/ Pam Jenoff

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

1940s. With the world at war, Eleanor Trigg leads a mysterious ring of female secret agents in London. Twelve of these women are sent to aid the resistance. They never return home.

1946. Passing through Grand Central Station, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. The case is filled with a dozen photographs, each of a different woman. Setting out to find the women behind the pictures, Grace is drawn into the mystery of the lost girls of Paris. And as she delves deeper into the secrets of the past, she uncovers a story of fierce friendship, unthinkable bravery and, ultimately, the worst kind of betrayal.

A spark of light / Jodi Picoult

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center – a women’s reproductive health services clinic – its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage.

After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his 15-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic.

Night of miracles (Mason; # 2) / Elizabeth Berg

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Lucille Howard is getting on in years, but she stays busy. Thanks to the inspiration of her dearly departed friend Arthur Truluv, she has begun to teach baking classes, sharing the secrets to her delicious classic Southern yellow cake, the perfect pinwheel cookies, and other sweet essentials. Her classes have become so popular that she’s hired Iris, a new resident of Mason, Missouri, as an assistant. Iris doesn’t know how to bake but she needs to keep her mind off a big decision she sorely regrets.

Let the dead keep their secrets (Gilded Age Mystery; # 3) / Rosemary Simpson

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Childbirth can be dangerous even for the wealthy. So when opera singer Claire Buchanan shows Prudence and Geoffrey a postmortem cabinet photograph of her deceased twin sister and newborn niece, they express sadness but not surprise. The popular black-bordered portraits are the era’s way of coping with the devastating losses that plague every family. What makes this death different is that Claire is convinced Catherine and her child were murdered.  Prudence’s friend is haunted by a sense of her sister’s lingering presence, and by the conviction that her dead twin is demanding justice.

The rain watcher/ Tatiana de Rosnay

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Linden Malegarde has come home to Paris from the US. It has been years since the whole family was all together. Now, the Malegarde family is gathering for Linden’s father Paul’s 70th birthday. Each member of the Malegarde family is on edge, holding his or her breath, afraid one wrong move will shatter their delicate harmony.

A lethal legacy (New York Confidential;# 4) / Heather Graham

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Douglas Island sits off the coast of New York State, its imposing cliffs warning away visitors. Still, Finn Douglas has big plans for his inheritance and the rambling manor house that dominates the landscape. He has a vision to turn the island into a resort getaway for overworked city dwellers. But when the broken body of his business partner is found at the base of the rocky escarpment, he fears it wasn’t an accident.

A justified murder (Medlar mystery;# 2) / Jude Deveraux

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

The small town of Lachlan, Florida, was rocked last year when two bodies were uncovered in the roots of a fallen tree. Despite their lack of investigative experience, Sara Medlar; her niece, Kate; and Jack Wyatt found themselves at the center of the mystery, working together to reveal the truth behind a decades-old secret in the sleepy town. After a narrow escape, they vowed to never again involve themselves in something so dangerous – until Janet Beeson is murdered.