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The Winter Fortress
The Winter Fortress by Neal Bascomb (History/Biography)
recommend. author has written several other well written and well received books. -- Added by edger on 02/22/2017

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Gone with the Gin
Gone with the Gin by Tim Federle (Other Nonfiction)
Great ideas for movie night! -- Added by mkinietz on 02/22/2017

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Sworn to Silence
Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo (Mystery/Suspense)
Chief Kate Burkholder is a capable law enforcement officer for the small town of Painters Mill, Ohio. But, when a serial killer starts stalking her town she reluctantly calls on outside agencies. The first agency is Holmes County Sheriff's Departmnent, Sheriff Nathan Detrick. The next agency is forced upon her by the town council Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, BCI, along with field agent John Tomasetti. As the gruesome murders start to multiply the resemblance to the "Slaughterhouse Killer" who killed and slaughtered young girls sixteen years prior is emerging . Has the "Slaugherhouse Killer" returned? These and other questions are what Chief Kate Burkholder and her small staff of Glock, Pickles, Skid, T.j., Mona, and Lori will answer. The writing sytle was easy and enjoyable to read. It is a page turner that will keep you captivated until the very end. The killer will surprise you. I know for a fact I was shocked. Quote: Snow glitters beneath a brillant January sky. Around me, the citizens of Painters Mill emerge from their homes and business like cautious animals after a long hibernation. "Kate, did he....." -- Added by LTJOR14 on 02/22/2017

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Brain on Fire
Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan (History/Biography)
An interesting memoir about a journalist's nearly undiagnosed illness. I loved reading her perspective as well as accounts from her loved ones. -- Added by amyko15 on 02/22/2017

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The Divorce Papers
The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger (Other Fiction)
One of the Blind date books. All the nitty gritty of the mechanics of divorce told thru the written word of offers-counter offers and the behind the scenes haggling between husband and wife and their respective attorneys. Unique presentation which held my interest although, fortunately, I have no personal knowledge of the proceedings! -- Added by lhannon on 02/22/2017

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From Both Sides of the Desk: The Best Teacher I Never Had
From Both Sides of the Desk: The Best Teacher I Never Had by Timothy Gangwer (History/Biography)
Autobiographical account of growing up in Michigan City, Indiana and attending public schools during a period of change, then attending Ball State University and eventually becoming a teacher. Enjoyed the local references and the author's drive to be what he saw as the best in each of his past teachers. -- Added by read-when-i-can on 02/22/2017

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The Whistler
The Whistler by John Grisham (Other Fiction)
Excellent. Another good Grisham book. -- Added by Judy on 02/22/2017

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Rise to Rebellion
Rise to Rebellion by Jeff Shaara (Historical Fiction)
The Shaaras, father and son can't be beat in their talent for writing historical fiction. This one is so well written it's like "you are there" with Washington, Franklin and all the rest remembered from the break with England. -- Added by lhannon on 02/22/2017

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Nemesis
Nemesis by Jo Nesbo (Mystery/Suspense)
Detective Harry Hole solves several bank robberies in Oslo. -- Added by Judy on 02/22/2017

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Prayers for the Stolen
Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement (Other Fiction)
This is the Critical Mass book club selection for March,2017. It's the story of a young girl growing up in a remote mountain area of Mexico where the mothers cut their daughters' hair and make them dress like boys to make them less attractive (and therefore less likely to be kidnapped) to pillaging drug gangs. It's also a well-written social commentary on drug smuggling, illegal Mexican immigration to the U.S., and trafficking of young girls. The prose is spare yet original, and mirrors the gritty themes of the book. I really enjoyed this one, despite its noir novel feel. -- Added by Jhusain on 02/22/2017

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