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Blood Memory
Blood Memory by Greg Iles (Other Fiction)
Well written. Thought-provoking and thrilling. -- Added by Judy on 01/19/2018

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Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (Other Fiction)
Beautiful collection of stories set in Maine and all tied to the central and unforgettable Olive Kitteredge. -- Added by carmelbetty on 01/19/2018

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Listen to Me
Listen to Me by Hannah Pittard (Other Fiction)
Very good, short read. Initially felt ending was too soon, but now see what the author was going for. A relatable book about how events shape our perceptions and how we behave. -- Added by CALDTINS on 01/19/2018

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How to Find Love in a Bookshop
How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry (Other Fiction)
This was a fun book set in England, in a fictional town near Oxford. Very well written, you got a real taste of being and living there throughout the story. All about a wonderful bookstore and its' owner and the people connected to and with it. I really enjoyed this author. Not a difficult read but a nice trip "across the pond" as they say. -- Added by k2disos on 01/19/2018

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The Library at the Edge of the World
The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy (Other Fiction)
Hanna returns to Ireland a scorned woman. As a librarian on Ireland's West Coast, she protects herself by being standoffish. But with the threatened closure of her library, she finds herself leading the charge to save her library and bring her community together. I enjoyed the characters within the book especially Fury and his dog, the Divil. It was a great light read. -- Added by nturner86 on 01/18/2018

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The Patience Stone
The Patience Stone by Atiq Rahimi (Other Fiction)
The Patience Stone tells a story that is both horrifying and hopeful. It is a very fast and easy read. It gives insight into a culture that is very alien (and yet similar in some unmistakable ways) to ours. -- Added by across17 on 01/18/2018

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Storm Warning
Storm Warning by Linda Sue Park (Other Fiction)
Book # 9 of "The 39 Clues" series Description from Amazon: The shadow of a man in black has followed fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, on their worldwide search for 39 Clues that lead to a great power. Amy and Dan know the man in black has tried to kill them. They know he's a Madrigal, the most secretive and terrifying group hunting for the Clues. Amy and Dan have run hard and fast, but they can't escape the man following them. And now, in the wake of a terrible tragedy, he's ready to step out of the darkness for their final confrontation. -- Added by luis.gonzalez on 01/18/2018

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Orbiting Jupiter
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt (Other Fiction)
Very good YHBA book. Written about serious topics on a level that middle schoolers can grasp. It tackles big things, like foster care, teen pregnancy, child abuse, bullying.... I am not sure, after thinking about it, there was an ending to this I would have been completely satisfied with. -- Added by TruBlu on 01/18/2018

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The Lotterys Plus One
The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue (Other Fiction)
It's an OK story, covering a myriad of social issues such as gender identity, multi-cultural families, gay marriage, mixed race families. It covers a lot, and the layers were so vast, but sometimes a little too thinly covered. I found myself wanting a little more of the background/family dynamics-but with so many characters, I don't know how Donoghue could have done it. -- Added by onecraftchick on 01/18/2018

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Station Eleven
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (Other Fiction)
Excellent book! Fast read and interesting, new take on the apocalypse! -- Added by shell46072 on 01/17/2018

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Garden of Lies
Garden of Lies by Eileen Goudge (Other Fiction)
Rachel and Rose grew up worlds apart. Rachel, in the lap of Manhattan luxury, an ice princess determined to be a great doctor. Rose, in the New York slums, yielding to passion too young, and fleeing heartbreak to become a star lawyer. When they both fall in love with the same fascinating man, they are brought face to face with the truth about each other and themselves. -- Added by ddimple on 01/17/2018

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The People We Hate at the Wedding
The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder (Other Fiction)
This book was an excellent character study - I really enjoyed it! -- Added by tatumme on 01/17/2018

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Wonder
Wonder by R. J. Palacio (Other Fiction)
Very well written! -- Added by danceroxmysox20 on 01/17/2018

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The Red Garden
The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman (Other Fiction)
Novel is set in Blackwell, Massachusetts and tells the story of the founding family. The story follows the characters thru the trials and tribulations of the Civil War/WW's/1960's, etc.....Interesting...lots of characters and interaction of multi-generations.... -- Added by unyuppie on 01/16/2018

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Toujours Provence
Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle (Other Fiction)
Toujours Provence takes up where Mayle's A Year in Provence left off. It's a funny book about a warm, sunny place- to keep you cozy here in the snow -- Added by probkow on 01/16/2018

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