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Fiction

A Funny Little Bird

Author
Jennifer Yerkes

Staff Comment
What a cute book! Being different can be fun!!

Suggested by
Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Art of Arranging Flowers

Author
Lynne Branard

Staff Comment
A florist deals with love, grief and renewal in a small town.

Suggested by
Meg, East Shore Area Library

Bud, Not Buddy

Author
Christopher Paul Curtis

Staff Comment
He's motherless and on the run in 1936. He's also very smart! Wonderful story and characterization.

Suggested by
Christine, East Shore Area Library

Criminal Justice

Author
Barbara Parker

Staff Comment
In private practice having lost his U.S. Attorney job, Dan Galindo takes a case that ends up in murder. Smart legal thriller.

Suggested by
Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Author
Brian Selznick

Staff Comment
Hugo Cabret, an orphan, clock keeper, and a thief, and the stories of his travels. Exciting!

Suggested by
Connor, East Shore Area Library

Never Look Away

Author
Linwood Barclay

Staff Comment
A fast-moving thriller that keeps you guessing until the very end. Excellent dialogue.

Suggested by
Pat, East Shore Area Library

One for the Money

Author
Janet Evanovich

Staff Comment
First of the delightful Stephanie Plum novels. Read it and you'll be hooked!

Suggested by
Pat, East Shore Area Library

On the Ropes: Round One

Author
Tom Schreck

Staff Comment
A surprisingly good first book, fast paced and funny, with an involved plot that has little to do with boxing. Don't miss Round Two.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Secret of Raven Point

Author
Jennifer Vanderbes

Staff Comment
A young woman volunteers as a nurse during World War II.

Suggested by
Ellen, East Shore Area Library

Sleeping the Churchyard Sleep

Author
Rett MacPherson

Staff Comment
Set in 1950s West Virginia, this is a rich and engaging novel about family, community and a long ago mystery.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

Your heart is a muscle the size of your fist

Author
Sunil Yapa

Staff Comment
A homeless man travels to Seattle encountering his estranged father, a police chief, other characters & situations combine to create a novel of compassion. Memorable and moving!

Suggested by
Diane, East Shore Area Library

The Hopefuls

Author
Jennifer Close

Staff Comment
This book shows how difficult a political campaign can b on a marriage.

Suggested by
Ellen, East Shore Area Library

Beloved Poison

Author
E. S. Thompson

Staff Comment
Secrets abound in this victoria era crime novel. A rich cast of characters, scientific detail, & Gothic atmosphere. I didn't want it to end.

Suggested by
Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Falling

Author
Jane Green

Staff Comment
Emma leaves behind her Manhattan life for a new start in Connecticut.

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Sydney, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

The Obstinate Pen

Author
Frank W. Dormer

Staff Comment
The adventure of a pen and the chaos it creates.

Suggested by
Kiri, East Shore Area Library

Out of My Mind

Author
Lauren Sabel

Staff Comment
Beautiful reminder to not make assumptions about those differently-abled than we are.

Suggested by
Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay

Author
Kelly Harms

Staff Comment
A light-hearted novel about second chances in love and life.

Suggested by
Phyllis

Prayers for Sale

Author
Sandra Dallas

Staff Comment
A historical novel that takes you into the hard life of women in a small Colorado mining town during the 1800's. Characters are strong and lovable.

Suggested by
Pat

The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Author
Kim Edwards

Staff Comment
A lifelong secret creates emotional troubles and conflict in the lives of two families.

Suggested by
Pat

Fatal Option

Author
Chris Beakey

Staff Comment
One poor decision creates a domino effect in this intricate thriller.

Suggested by
Ginger

Orphan Train

Author
Christina Baker Kline

Staff Comment
A teenager "aging out" of foster care does community service helping an elderly woman and discovers answers to haunting mysteries.

Suggested by
Diane