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What We're Reading: The Sea House

The Sea House

Ruth and her husband Michael purchase the Sea House on the Island of Harris with the intention of turning it into a bed and breakfast. During the renovation of the dilapidated house, they discover the skeleton of a small baby buried under the floorboards. Ruth's research on the history of the house points her to Alexander Ferguson, a young clergyman from the 1860s.

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Man Booker Prize Longlist

Man Booker Prize Longlist

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is awarded annually for the best original novel written in the English language. In the past, the award was only given to a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Republic of Ireland, or Zimbabwe. However, beginning in 2014 authors from anywhere in the world are considered eligible, as long as their work is in English and published in the United Kingdom. 

Past winners of this prestigious literary award include The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel and Life of Pi by Yann Martel.
 
The longlist for the 2014 award was recently released. See below for a partial list of titles on the longlist. The judges will meet again in September to reduce the list down to six titles, with the winning novel to be revealed on October 14.
 

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What We're Reading: The Walls of the Universe

The Walls of the Universe

John Rayburn is a stereotypical Ohio farm boy who thinks his dream of leaving the farm for college comes early when his doppelgänger walks out of a farm field one night. His double has a device that lets him move through an infinity of universes. John Two is willing to let John take his device for a spin, if he promises to bring it back. A bit nervous, but still eager John takes the offer because if you can't trust yourself, who can you trust?

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Upcoming Releases August 2014

Upcoming Releases August 2014

Wondering when your favorite author’s next book will be released? Below is a list of upcoming releases by popular authors. The titles on this list are on order for the library and can be placed on hold by clicking the links below. Release dates are subject to change.

If you have any questions or need assistance with placing one of these books on hold, please stop by the Readers' Advisory desk or call 814-3987.

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Past Updates

What If? Alternate History Fiction What If? Alternate History Fiction More...

Gaudy Night What We're Reading: Gaudy Night More...

The Carmel Clay Public Library Presents An Edible Books Contest The Carmel Clay Public Library Presents An Edible Books Contest More...

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