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The air raid book club
Lyons, Annie, author
London, 1938. Bookseller Gertie Bingham is facing difficult times, having just lost her beloved husband, Harry, and with a lingering sadness at never having been able to have a child of her own. Struggling to face running the bookshop she and Harry opened together, Gertie is preparing to sell up and move away when she is asked if she would be willing to take in a young Jewish refugee from Germany. Gertie is unsure and when sullen teenager Hedy Fischer arrives, Gertie fears she has nothing left to give the troubled girl. But when the German bombers come and the lights go out over London, Gertie and Hedy realise that joining forces will make them stronger, and that books have the power to bring young and old together and unite a community in need in its darkest hour...
Back to the bright before
Nolte, Katherin, author
When eleven-year-old Perpeuta promises to save her family from financial ruin, she sets off on a quest with her younger brother, a stolen horse, and a chicken in search of a valuable coin.
The beautiful something else
Van Otterloo, Ash, author
When Sparrow's mother is sent to rehab for opiod addiction, Sparrow is sent to live in a commune with her estranged Aunt where Sparrow begins to embrace their true gender identity.
The book woman's daughter : a novel
Richardson, Kim Michele, author
"In the ruggedness of the beautiful Kentucky mountains, Honey Lovett has always known that the old ways can make a hard life harder. As the daughter of the famed blue-skinned, Troublesome Creek packhorse librarian, Honey and her family have been hiding from the law all her life. But when her mother and father are imprisoned, Honey realizes she must fight to stay free, or risk being sent away for good. Picking up her mother's old packhorse library route, Honey begins to deliver books to the remote hollers of Appalachia. Honey is looking to prove that she doesn't need anyone telling her how to survive. But the route can be treacherous, and some folks aren't as keen to let a woman pave her own way. If Honey wants to bring the freedom books provide to the families who need it most, she's going to have to fight for her place, and along the way, learn that the extraordinary women who run the hills and hollers can make all the difference in the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Woods, Sherryl, author
Cherish by Sherryl Woods: After meddling in his family's love lives, it's finally patriarch Brandon Halloran's turn for romance! The merry widower held on to cherished memories of the sparkling, scandalous Elizabeth Forsythe, who'd once put wings to his flyboy's heart, only to vanish when he'd soared home from the war. With Lizzy at long last on his horizon again, only one thing could prevent his long-overdue second chance at happiness: family!
Circle of death
Patterson, James, 1947- author
In the year 2088, the doomsday clock inches towards midnight. The Command, synonymously the World Destroyer, is on the loose. Not even Lamont Cranston, the Shadow's alter ego, knows who he is, but the clock is ticking as people around the world drop dead by the day, with the attack at the World's Fair the most sinister yet. It's up to The Shadow and his band of allies to stop the end of the world.
Cryptid kids : the bawk-ness monster
Goetter, Sara, author, artist
"Before she moves away to a new city, Penny wants to prove that she was truly saved from drowning by the Bawk-ness Monster but instead must rescue kidnapped cryptids from an evil collector along with Luc and K"-- Provided by publisher.
Culture shock : an unstoppable force is changing how we work and live. Gallup's solution to the biggest leadership issue of our time
Clifton, Jim author
It ends with us
Hoover, Colleen, author
Lily hasn't always had it easy, but that's never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She's come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up--she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily's life suddenly seems almost too good to be true. Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He's also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn't hurt. Lily can't get him out of her head. But Ryle's complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his "no dating" rule, she can't help but wonder what made him that way in the first place. As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan--her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.
Little Blue Truck makes a friend
Schertle, Alice, author
Little Blue Truck welcomes a newcomer to the neighborhood.
Narwhal and Jelly book, 8, A super scary Narwhalloween
Clanton, Ben, 1988- author, artist
"Dive into new stories that are sure to fright and delight! Narwhal loves Halloween--it's a great excuse to dress up in a spooky and silly costume, like a ghost, a mermaid, a banana, or maybe even Marlow the Mustachioed Moose. It's a skeleTON of fun! Jelly isn't dressing up, though--he's a little scared of this time of year, and would prefer to hunker down in a hidey-hole until Halloween is over. But when a scary sea monster makes an appearance and swallows Narwhal (gulp!), can Jelly, with the help of some super friends, pluck up the courage to save his best bud?"-- Provided by publisher.
The seaside library
Novak, Brenda, author.
When a young girl went missing, a teenaged Cam was unthinkably the prime suspect. Ariana and Ivy knew he couldn't have hurt anyone, and they promised to protect him - even if it meant lying on his behalf. Now, twenty years later, Ariana returns to Mariners Island just as new evidence emerges on the case. What really happened that night? Over the course of one eventful summer, Ariana, Ivy and Cam will learn the truth - about their pasts, their futures and the ties that still bind them.
Baldacci, David, author
Mickey Gibson, single mother and former detective, leads a hectic life: juggling the demands of her two small children with the tasks of her job working remotely for ProEye, a global investigation company that hunts down wealthy tax and credit cheats. When Mickey gets a call from a colleague named Arlene Robinson, she thinks nothing of Arlene's unusual request for her to go inventory the vacant home of an arms dealer who cheated ProEye's clients and fled. That is, until she arrives at the mansion to discover a dead body in a secret room--and that nothing is as it seems. Not only does the arms dealer not exist but the murder victim turns out to be Harry Langhorne, a man with mob ties who used to be in Witness Protection. What's more, no one named Arlene Robinson works at ProEye.
Solito : a memoir
Zamora, Javier, author
Trip. My parents started using that word about a year ago--'one day, you'll take a trip to be with us. Like an adventure.' Javier's adventure is a three-thousand-mile journey from his small town in El Salvador, through Guatemala and Mexico, and across the U.S. border. He will leave behind his beloved aunt and grandparents to reunite with a mother who left four years ago and a father he barely remembers. Traveling alone except for a group of strangers and a "coyote" hired to lead them to safety, Javier's trip is supposed to last two short weeks. At nine years old, all Javier can imagine is rushing into his parents' arms, snuggling in bed between them, and living under the same roof again. He cannot foresee the perilous boat trips, relentless desert treks, pointed guns, arrests and deceptions that await him; nor can he know that those two weeks will expand into two life-altering months alongside a group of strangers who will come to encircle him like an unexpected family.
The wedding planner : a novel
Steel, Danielle, author
Faith Ferguson is New York's most in-demand wedding planner. As much as Faith enjoys her work, her two failed engagements leave her with no desire to get married herself. Weddings are not always all champagne and roses, and in no time, Faith is grappling with private quarrels, unplanned pregnancies, family scandals, dark secrets, and the possibility of cancelled ceremonies. Through her own journey, Faith will prove once and for all that there is not just one path to happily ever after.
Welcome to beach town : a novel
Wiggs, Susan, author
In idyllic Alara Cove, class valedictorian Nikki Graziola veers off script while giving her commencement address and reveals a secret that breaks open the whole community. Nikki's accusation shakes the foundation of Alara Cove, pitting her against the wealthy family whose money runs the town. For years, Nikki is in exile until a personal tragedy compels her to return to Alara Cove. As Nikki struggles to rebuild her future, she finds that the people of the town have not forgotten her. But time has changed Alara Cove - so redemption may be possible after all.
Woo hoo! You're doing great!
Boynton, Sandra, author, illustrator
An extremely exuberant chicken has an important message to share in this entertaining rhyming book that reminds readers that trying your best is reason enough to celebrate.