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What is the library staff most excited to get home and read? We recommend these latest releases! 


Book Cover: Caroline: Little House, Revisited

Caroline: Little House, Revisited

Author: SARAH MILLER

ISBN: 9780062685346

RA Note: An easy recommendation for grown-up Little House fans, historical fiction readers, and those who love pioneer stories. In this novel authorized by the Little House estate, Sarah Miller vividly recreates the beauty, hardship, and joys of the frontier in a dazzling work of historical fiction, a captivating story...

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Book Cover: The Good People

The Good People

Author: HANNAH KENT

ISBN: 9780316243964

Shorlisted for theWalter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

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Book Cover: The Ninth Hour: A Novel

The Ninth Hour: A Novel

Author: ALICE MCDERMOTT

ISBN: 9780374280147

A magnificent new novel from one of America's finest writers -- a powerfully affecting story spanning the twentieth century of a widow and her daughter and the nuns who serve their Irish-American community in Brooklyn.On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn...

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Book Cover: The Best Kind of People: A Novel

The Best Kind of People: A Novel

Author: ZOE WHITTALL

ISBN: 9780399182211

Shortlisted for the Giller Prize * A local schoolteacher is arrested for a heinous crime, leaving his family to wrestle with the possibility of his guilt in this exquisite novel about loyalty, truth, and happiness. The Woodburys cherish life in the affluent, bucolic suburb of Avalon Hills, Connecticut. George is...

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Book Cover: The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs: A Novel

The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs: A Novel

Author: JANET PEERY

ISBN: 9781250125088

Janet Peery's first novel, The River Beyond the World, was a National Book Award finalist in 1996. Acclaimed for her gorgeous writing and clear-eyed gaze into the hearts of people, Peery now returns with her second novel, The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs.On a summer evening in the blue-collar town...

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Book Cover: The Trust: A Novel

The Trust: A Novel

Author: RONALD H BALSON

ISBN: 9781250127440

The newest novel from Ronald H. Balson, the international bestselling author of Once We Were Brothers, finds private investigator Liam Taggart returning to his childhood home for an uncle's funeral, only to discover his death might not have been natural.When his uncle dies, Liam Taggart reluctantly returns to his childhood...

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Book Cover: The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery

The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery

Author: Bill James

ISBN: 9781476796253

Using unprecedented, dramatically compelling sleuthing techniques, legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applies his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery surrounding one of the deadliest serial killers in American history.Between 1898 and 1912, families across the country were bludgeoned in their sleep with the blunt side of...

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Book Cover: The Trick: A Novel

The Trick: A Novel

Author: Emanuel Bergmann

ISBN: 9781501155826

A deeply moving, humorous story of a boy who believes in everything and an old man who believes in nothing.In 1934, a rabbi's son in Prague joins a traveling circus, becomes a magician, and rises to fame under the stage name the Great Zabbatini just as Europe descends into World...

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Book Cover: White Bodies: A Novel

White Bodies: A Novel

Author: JANE ROBINS

ISBN: 9781501165085

This chilling psychological suspense novel - think Strangers on a Train for the modern age - explores the dark side of love and the unbreakable ties that bind two sisters together.Felix and Tilda seem like the perfect couple: young and in love, a financier and a beautiful up-and-coming starlet. But...

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Book Cover: Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

Author: MICHAEL KORDA

ISBN: 9781631491320

"Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of World War II and the great events that led to Dunkirk. In an absorbing work peopled with world leaders, generals, and ordinary citizens who fought on both sides of World War II, Alone brings to resounding life...

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