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The Long and Faraway Gone By: Lou Berney Two tragic events from over two decades ago intertwine in this gripping cold case thriller. The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney is a mystery with numerous accolades, including Edgar Allan Poe and Reading List awards.  It is intense and...

Young Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen By: Kate Williams   There are countless biographies about Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family, not to mention a very popular Netflix show, The Crown.  As an Anglophile, I assumed there wasn’t much more to learn about the Queen.  Fortunately,...

The Life We Bury By: Allen Eskens This is the time of year to curl up with a great mystery while sipping apple cider.  Allen Eskens’ The Life We Bury is the perfect book for a lazy Sunday afternoon.  It’s gritty, well-written, and has a cast of complicated characters. The...

The House on Tradd Street By: Karen White A mysterious ghost story + a dash of romance = the perfect end of summer read!  Karen White’s The House on Tradd Street is the first in her Tradd Street series, and it’s a step back to the late 2000s...

The Bookseller By: Cynthia Swanson What if? Two simple words at the center of The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson. Swanson takes the reader back and forth between two different lives of an ordinary woman. Our heroine is Katharyn “Kitty” Miller. She’s in her late thirties, lives alone in...

The Ex By: Alafair Burke Olivia Randall is a top defense attorney in New York City working under the tutelage of her respected mentor. She’s career-minded and likes the comfortable routine of drinks with her BFF and defending the innocent. Her world is upended by a plucky...

The Luckiest Girl Alive By: Jessica Knoll When a book comes out that is supposed to be “the next Gone Girl”, I usually roll my eyes and ignore the book.  The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll fell into this category for me – until last month.  This...

The Storyteller By Jodi Picoult Jodi Picoult is one of those authors everyone seems to love, but when you mention The Storyteller you get mixed reviews.  For me, this is Picoult’s best novel.  Maybe it’s the characters and backdrop of WWII that fascinate me, maybe I just like...

The Crossing Places By: Elly Griffiths The Crossing Places is the first book in the Ruth Galloway mystery series.  It’s set in modern day Norfolk and takes the reader all over the cool, foreboding eastern UK coastline.  Ruth Galloway is our heroine.  By day she’s a professor and forensic...

Persuasion By: Jane Austen During the holidays I often revisit some of my favorite books.  This year I dove right back into one of my favorites, Persuasion by Jane Austen.  Like Austen’s other romances, this is a character-driven story dealing with 18th Century British class structure and customs.  ...

Both library locations will be closed on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.