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March 2020

Tells the story of Julian's Grandmère's childhood as she, a Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II and how the boy she once shunned became her savior and best friend.

"White Bird" by R. J. Palacio

Tells the story of Julian's Grandmère's childhood as she, a Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II and how the boy she once shunned became her savior and best friend.

Geralt de Riv, a witcher, uses his vast sorcerous powers to hunt down the monsters that threaten the world, but he soon discovers that not every monstrous-looking creature is evil, and not everything beautiful is good.

"The Last Wish" by Andrzej Sapkowski

Geralt de Riv, a witcher, uses his vast sorcerous powers to hunt down the monsters that threaten the world, but he soon discovers that not every monstrous-looking creature is evil, and not everything beautiful is good.

A deeply moving novel that will have you completely gripped to the very last page, The Way We Were is perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Jojo Moyes and Nicholas Sparks.

"The Way We Were" by Sinead Moriarty

A deeply moving novel that will have you completely gripped to the very last page, The Way We Were is perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Jojo Moyes and Nicholas Sparks.

Cosmo would do anything to make his boy happy, but when Max decides they should learn a dance routine to stave off his parents' divorce, will the old dog be up to the challenge?

"I, Cosmo" by Carlie Sorosiak

Cosmo would do anything to make his boy happy, but when Max decides they should learn a dance routine to stave off his parents' divorce, will the old dog be up to the challenge?

Princess Rory Thorne must use the fairy blessings gifted to her at birth to change the multiverse--or possibly destroy it. How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse is a feminist reimagining of familiar fairytale tropes and a story of resistance and self-determination--how small acts of rebellion can lead a princess to not just save herself, but change the course of history.

"How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse" by K. Eason

Princess Rory Thorne must use the fairy blessings gifted to her at birth to change the multiverse--or possibly destroy it. How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse is a feminist reimagining of familiar fairytale tropes and a story of resistance and self-determination--how small acts of rebellion can lead a princess to not just save herself, but change the course of history.

A "modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson's legendar novel about five siblings who gerw up in the most famous haunted house in America. Now adults, they're reunited by the suicide of their youngest sister, which forces them to finally confront the ghosts of their pasts, some of which lurk in their minds, and some of which may really be lurking in the shadows of the iconic Hill House.

"The Haunting of Hill House"

A "modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson's legendar novel about five siblings who gerw up in the most famous haunted house in America. Now adults, they're reunited by the suicide of their youngest sister, which forces them to finally confront the ghosts of their pasts, some of which lurk in their minds, and some of which may really be lurking in the shadows of the iconic Hill House.

hen the mothers of four sixth-grade girls with very different personalities pressure them into forming a book club, they find, as they read and discuss "Little Women," that they have much more in common than they could have imagined.

"The Mother Daughter Book Club" by Heather Vogel Frederick

hen the mothers of four sixth-grade girls with very different personalities pressure them into forming a book club, they find, as they read and discuss "Little Women," that they have much more in common than they could have imagined.

Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband's death, Cecelia, a successful family woman, is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women.

"The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty

Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband's death, Cecelia, a successful family woman, is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women.

February 2020

When a New Year’s Eve blizzard blocks access to the site of a plane crash in the Quilak mountains, former trooper Jim Chopin struggles to rescue two child survivors, before Kate Shugak receives an unwelcome accusation from beyond the grave.

"No Fixed Line" by Dana Stabenow

When a New Year’s Eve blizzard blocks access to the site of a plane crash in the Quilak mountains, former trooper Jim Chopin struggles to rescue two child survivors, before Kate Shugak receives an unwelcome accusation from beyond the grave.

S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures : hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle's wild crows (those idiots), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer : Cheetos®.Then Big Jim's eyeball falls out of his head, and S.T. starts to feel like something isn't quite right...

"Hollow Kingdom" by Kira Jane Buxton

S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures : hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle's wild crows (those idiots), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer : Cheetos®.Then Big Jim's eyeball falls out of his head, and S.T. starts to feel like something isn't quite right...

Through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, Columbus, Tallahasse, Wichita, and Little Rock must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.

Zombieland: Double Tap

Through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, Columbus, Tallahasse, Wichita, and Little Rock must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.

Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries, reading about the remarkable lives of world leaders, captains of industry, innovators, and artists. But not every notable life has gotten the send-off it deserves.

"Mobituaries" by Mo Rocca

Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries, reading about the remarkable lives of world leaders, captains of industry, innovators, and artists. But not every notable life has gotten the send-off it deserves.

The insidiously clever and unflappable eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce had asked a Gypsy woman to tell her fortune--never expecting to later stumble across the poor soul, bludgeoned almost to death in the wee hours in her own caravan.

"A Red Herring without Mustard" by Alan Bradley

The insidiously clever and unflappable eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce had asked a Gypsy woman to tell her fortune--never expecting to later stumble across the poor soul, bludgeoned almost to death in the wee hours in her own caravan.

"From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution- a #1 international bestseller- that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be 'human'.

"Sapiens" by Yuval Noah Harari

"From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution- a #1 international bestseller- that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be 'human'.

High school basketball coach John Harrison receives unfortunate news that will change his life. The largest manufacturing plant in town suddenly shuts down, forcing many families to leave in search of other job opportunities. John and his family are faced with an uncertain future, and his dreams of winning the state basketball championship are in jeopardy.

Overcomer

High school basketball coach John Harrison receives unfortunate news that will change his life. The largest manufacturing plant in town suddenly shuts down, forcing many families to leave in search of other job opportunities. John and his family are faced with an uncertain future, and his dreams of winning the state basketball championship are in jeopardy.

January 2020

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

"The Starless Sea" by Erin Morgenstern

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

A small-town cop seeks vengeance on twelve escaped inmates in this novel of "jaw-dropping twists . . . crisp in execution and thrilling until the very end" (The Wall Street Journal).

"A Small Town" by Thomas Perry

A small-town cop seeks vengeance on twelve escaped inmates in this novel of "jaw-dropping twists . . . crisp in execution and thrilling until the very end" (The Wall Street Journal).

After answering a distress signal from the U.S.S. Enterprise, the U.S.S. Discovery welcomes aboard Captain Christopher Pike and begins a new mission to investigate the meaning behind seven mysterious red signals. Michael Burnham grapples with her past growing up on Vulcan with her foster parents and brother Spock.

Star Trek: Discovery

After answering a distress signal from the U.S.S. Enterprise, the U.S.S. Discovery welcomes aboard Captain Christopher Pike and begins a new mission to investigate the meaning behind seven mysterious red signals. Michael Burnham grapples with her past growing up on Vulcan with her foster parents and brother Spock.

Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake . . . even more than usual.She (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob, of course) are in Paris, where Cass's parents are filming their TV show about the world's most haunted cities. Sure, it's fun eating croissants and seeing the Eiffel Tower, but there's true ghostly danger lurking beneath Paris, in the creepy underground Catacombs.

"Tunnel of Bones" by Victoria Schwab

Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake . . . even more than usual.She (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob, of course) are in Paris, where Cass's parents are filming their TV show about the world's most haunted cities. Sure, it's fun eating croissants and seeing the Eiffel Tower, but there's true ghostly danger lurking beneath Paris, in the creepy underground Catacombs.

Because Internet is for anyone who's ever puzzled over how to punctuate a text message or wondered where memes come from. It's the perfect book for understanding how the internet is changing the English language, why that's a good thing, and what our online interactions reveal about who we are.

"Because Internet" by Gretchen McCulloch

Because Internet is for anyone who's ever puzzled over how to punctuate a text message or wondered where memes come from. It's the perfect book for understanding how the internet is changing the English language, why that's a good thing, and what our online interactions reveal about who we are.

It's been too long since the entire Quinn family has been able to celebrate the holidays under the same roof, but that's about to change. But it just wouldn't be a Quinn family gathering if things went smoothly.

"Winter Solstice" by Elin Hilderbrand

It's been too long since the entire Quinn family has been able to celebrate the holidays under the same roof, but that's about to change. But it just wouldn't be a Quinn family gathering if things went smoothly.

With humor and insight, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr explores letting go of the past—and finding something worth building a future on.

"The Newcomer" by Robyn Carr

With humor and insight, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr explores letting go of the past—and finding something worth building a future on.

December 2019

Waking up in a nursing-home Alzheimer's Unit with no memory of how she got there, Rose Dennis orchestrates an escape but does not know who to trust.

"What Rose Forgot" by Nevada Barr

Waking up in a nursing-home Alzheimer's Unit with no memory of how she got there, Rose Dennis orchestrates an escape but does not know who to trust.

Surviving a horrific multiple homicide, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks is unexpectedly offered a full scholarship to Yale, where her mysterious benefactors task her with monitoring the university’s secret societies.

"Ninth House" by Leigh Bardugo

Surviving a horrific multiple homicide, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks is unexpectedly offered a full scholarship to Yale, where her mysterious benefactors task her with monitoring the university’s secret societies.

"From the author of the summer hit It Happens in The Hamptons comes an unforgettable new novel about the women who live and love in the Hamptons."

"It's Hot in the Hamptons" by Holly Peterson

"From the author of the summer hit It Happens in The Hamptons comes an unforgettable new novel about the women who live and love in the Hamptons."

Season two begins 30 seconds after the final episode of the first season, Eve is reeling, and Villanelle has disappeared. Eve has no idea if the woman she stabbed is alive or dead, and now both of them are in deep trouble. Eve has to find Villanelle before someone else does, but unfortunately, she's not the only person looking for her.

"Killing Eve"

Season two begins 30 seconds after the final episode of the first season, Eve is reeling, and Villanelle has disappeared. Eve has no idea if the woman she stabbed is alive or dead, and now both of them are in deep trouble. Eve has to find Villanelle before someone else does, but unfortunately, she's not the only person looking for her.

When her father is cursed by a rival witch, twelve-year-old Clementine Morcerous assumes his duties as Dark Lord of the realm, but soon questions her father's code of good and evil.

"The Dark Lord Clementine" by Sarah Jean Horowitz

When her father is cursed by a rival witch, twelve-year-old Clementine Morcerous assumes his duties as Dark Lord of the realm, but soon questions her father's code of good and evil.

In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes. This gripping 5-part HBO miniseries tells the powerful and visceral story of this event and its aftermath.

"Chernobyl"

In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes. This gripping 5-part HBO miniseries tells the powerful and visceral story of this event and its aftermath.

After she discovers her husband in a compromising position with another woman, Allie Crawford begins to question how well she knows her husband and suspects that her perfect life may be at risk when the other woman attempts to befriend her.

"The Idea of Him" by Holly Pererson

After she discovers her husband in a compromising position with another woman, Allie Crawford begins to question how well she knows her husband and suspects that her perfect life may be at risk when the other woman attempts to befriend her.

The remarkable new account of an essential piece of American mythology--the trial of Lizzie Borden--based on twenty years of research and recently unearthed evidence. The Trial of Lizzie Borden tells the true story of one of the most sensational murder trials in American history.

"The Trial of Lizzie Borden" by Cara Robertson

The remarkable new account of an essential piece of American mythology--the trial of Lizzie Borden--based on twenty years of research and recently unearthed evidence. The Trial of Lizzie Borden tells the true story of one of the most sensational murder trials in American history.

A successful, retired businesswoman decides to write her own obituary with the help of a young journalist.

"The Last Word"

A successful, retired businesswoman decides to write her own obituary with the help of a young journalist.

November 2019

A year ago, Irene Steele had the shock of her life: her loving husband, father to their grown sons and successful businessman, was killed in a plane crash. But that wasn't Irene's only shattering news: he'd also been leading a double life on the island of St. John, where another woman loved him, too. Now Irene and her sons are back on St. John, determined to learn the truth about the mysterious life -and death - of a man they thought they knew.

"What Happens in Paradise" by Elin Hilderbrand

A year ago, Irene Steele had the shock of her life: her loving husband, father to their grown sons and successful businessman, was killed in a plane crash. But that wasn't Irene's only shattering news: he'd also been leading a double life on the island of St. John, where another woman loved him, too. Now Irene and her sons are back on St. John, determined to learn the truth about the mysterious life -and death - of a man they thought they knew.

From the award-winning author of Bellweather Rhapsody, a delightfully clever novel following one woman and a supporting cast of misfits, dreamers and foes as they race to win a treasure hunt inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, left behind by a dying billionaire

"Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts" by Kate Racculia

From the award-winning author of Bellweather Rhapsody, a delightfully clever novel following one woman and a supporting cast of misfits, dreamers and foes as they race to win a treasure hunt inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, left behind by a dying billionaire

In the beginning and eleven years ago, two immortal beings decide that it might not be time to start an Apocalypse. Having followed the wrong boy for years, Aziraphale and Crowley must now try to locate the whereabouts of the real Antichrist. Perhaps the story of Agnes Nutter and her famous prophecies will hold the answer?

"Good Omens"

In the beginning and eleven years ago, two immortal beings decide that it might not be time to start an Apocalypse. Having followed the wrong boy for years, Aziraphale and Crowley must now try to locate the whereabouts of the real Antichrist. Perhaps the story of Agnes Nutter and her famous prophecies will hold the answer?

Description:A sequel to The Little Shop of Found Things finds Xanthe struggling to resume her life in modern Marlborough before an unsettling vision of Samuel compels another journey into the past and a confrontation with a dangerous enemy.

"Secrets of the Chocolate House" by Paula Brackston

Description:A sequel to The Little Shop of Found Things finds Xanthe struggling to resume her life in modern Marlborough before an unsettling vision of Samuel compels another journey into the past and a confrontation with a dangerous enemy.

As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective," Charlotte Holmes has solved murders and found missing individuals. But she has never stolen a priceless artwork--or rather, made away with the secrets hidden behind a much-coveted canvas. But Mrs. Watson is desperate to help her old friend recover those secrets and Charlotte finds herself involved in a fever-paced scheme to infiltrate a glamorous Yuletide ball.

"The Art of Theft" by Sherry Thomas

As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective," Charlotte Holmes has solved murders and found missing individuals. But she has never stolen a priceless artwork--or rather, made away with the secrets hidden behind a much-coveted canvas. But Mrs. Watson is desperate to help her old friend recover those secrets and Charlotte finds herself involved in a fever-paced scheme to infiltrate a glamorous Yuletide ball.

Kate Shugak is a native Aleut working as a private investigator in Alaska. She's 5'1" tall, carrires a scar that runs from ear to ear across her throat, and owns a half-wolf, half-husky dog named Mutt. Resourceful, strong-willed, defiant, Kate is tougher than your average heroine and she needs to be, to survive the worst the Alaskan wilds can throw at her. And throw their worst the wilds have: Kate and Mutt have both been shot.

"Less than a Treason" by Dana Stabenow

Kate Shugak is a native Aleut working as a private investigator in Alaska. She's 5'1" tall, carrires a scar that runs from ear to ear across her throat, and owns a half-wolf, half-husky dog named Mutt. Resourceful, strong-willed, defiant, Kate is tougher than your average heroine and she needs to be, to survive the worst the Alaskan wilds can throw at her. And throw their worst the wilds have: Kate and Mutt have both been shot.

Norman F****** Rockwell! is the sixth studio album and fifth major-label record by American singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey

NFR by Lana Del Rey

Norman F****** Rockwell! is the sixth studio album and fifth major-label record by American singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey

October 2019

Recommended by Kate and Ann Marie

"Life and Other Inconveniences" by Kristan Higgins

Recommended by Kate and Ann Marie

Recommended by Julia

"Middlegame" by Seanan McGuire

Recommended by Julia

Recommended by Kate

"Bookish Life of Nina Hill" by Abbi Waxman

Recommended by Kate

Recommended by Julia

"Bloodlust and Bonnets" by Emily McGovern

Recommended by Julia

Recommended by Julia

John Wick Chapter 3

Recommended by Julia

Recommended by Kate

"Rain Reign" Ann M. Martin

Recommended by Kate

Ethan's grandma, who is a ninja, comes to visit, and her appearance at school makes Ethan the most popular kid in class. Recommended by Kate

"My Grandma's a Ninja"

Ethan's grandma, who is a ninja, comes to visit, and her appearance at school makes Ethan the most popular kid in class. Recommended by Kate

"Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag" By Alan Bradley

Recommended by Jess

"Moon Called" by Patricia Briggs

Recommended by Jess

In this illuminating and brilliantly researched biography, Edward Wilson-Lee tells an enthralling story of the life and times of the first genius of the print age, Hernando Colón, a tale with striking lessons for our own modern experiences of information revolution and globalization. Recommended by John and Julia

"The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books" by Edward Wilson-Lee

In this illuminating and brilliantly researched biography, Edward Wilson-Lee tells an enthralling story of the life and times of the first genius of the print age, Hernando Colón, a tale with striking lessons for our own modern experiences of information revolution and globalization. Recommended by John and Julia

September 2019

The award-winning author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time presents a fantastical novel about the theft of female agency by rapacious men and the ways in which archetypal stories can warp history and the present. Recommended by Julia

"The Porpoise" by Mark Haddon

The award-winning author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time presents a fantastical novel about the theft of female agency by rapacious men and the ways in which archetypal stories can warp history and the present. Recommended by Julia

With an office romance building, a decades-old missing persons case re-opened, and a cottage in rehab, one thing is for sure at Sunset Beach: there's a storm on the horizon. Sunset Beach is a compelling ride, full of Mary Kay Andrews' signature wit, heart, and charm. Recommended by Ann Marie

"Sunset Beach" by Mary Kay Andrews

With an office romance building, a decades-old missing persons case re-opened, and a cottage in rehab, one thing is for sure at Sunset Beach: there's a storm on the horizon. Sunset Beach is a compelling ride, full of Mary Kay Andrews' signature wit, heart, and charm. Recommended by Ann Marie

In Alabama a deadly outbreak of tornadoes sends K9 handlers, Ryder Creed and Jason Seaver with their scent dogs, Grace and Scout to search for survivors. As storms intensify and Ryder and Jason race against time to save victims, they end up racing to save themselves. Recommended by Toni

"Desperate Creed" by Alex Kava

In Alabama a deadly outbreak of tornadoes sends K9 handlers, Ryder Creed and Jason Seaver with their scent dogs, Grace and Scout to search for survivors. As storms intensify and Ryder and Jason race against time to save victims, they end up racing to save themselves. Recommended by Toni

"A smart, fast-paced, and immensely enjoyable YA take on Thelma and Louise. " Recommended by Julia

"Hello Girls" by Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry

"A smart, fast-paced, and immensely enjoyable YA take on Thelma and Louise. " Recommended by Julia

A professor of Egyptology at UCLA explores the lives of the queens of Egypt, including Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, and Cleopatra, who transcended traditional patriarchal obstacles and describes what the modern world can learn from example. Recommended by Julia

"When Women Ruled the World" by Kara Cooney

A professor of Egyptology at UCLA explores the lives of the queens of Egypt, including Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, and Cleopatra, who transcended traditional patriarchal obstacles and describes what the modern world can learn from example. Recommended by Julia

When a New York City of the near future is submerged by rising waters, the residents rapidly adapt the thriving metropolis until it becomes a vibrant, though permanently changed, canal region of island skyscrapers and remarkable inhabitants. Recommended by John

"New York 2140" Kim Stanley Robinson

When a New York City of the near future is submerged by rising waters, the residents rapidly adapt the thriving metropolis until it becomes a vibrant, though permanently changed, canal region of island skyscrapers and remarkable inhabitants. Recommended by John

Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, begins her adventure when a dead bird is found on the doorstep of her family's mansion in the summer of 1950, thus propelling her into a mystery that involves an investigation into a man's murder where her father is the main suspect. Recommended by Julia

"The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie" by Alan Bradley

Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, begins her adventure when a dead bird is found on the doorstep of her family's mansion in the summer of 1950, thus propelling her into a mystery that involves an investigation into a man's murder where her father is the main suspect. Recommended by Julia

Unexpectedly hired by an eccentric millionaire from a vast barrier island home, a young attorney learns the story of the new client's now-deceased circle of friends, her determination to protect the land from developers, disturbing clues about a long-unsolved murder and her ambitious plans for heirs and descendants. Recommended by Ann Marie

"The High Tide Club" by Mary Kay Andrews

Unexpectedly hired by an eccentric millionaire from a vast barrier island home, a young attorney learns the story of the new client's now-deceased circle of friends, her determination to protect the land from developers, disturbing clues about a long-unsolved murder and her ambitious plans for heirs and descendants. Recommended by Ann Marie

Cocktail parties and crab boil aside, in The Weekenders, Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Island, the husband she might not really know, and the summer that could change everything. Recommended by Ann Marie

"The Weekenders" by Mary Kay Andrews

Cocktail parties and crab boil aside, in The Weekenders, Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Island, the husband she might not really know, and the summer that could change everything. Recommended by Ann Marie

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Tells the story of Julian's Grandmère's childhood as she, a Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II and how the boy she once shunned became her savior and best friend.

"White Bird" by R. J. Palacio

Tells the story of Julian's Grandmère's childhood as she, a Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II and how the boy she once shunned became her savior and best friend.

Geralt de Riv, a witcher, uses his vast sorcerous powers to hunt down the monsters that threaten the world, but he soon discovers that not every monstrous-looking creature is evil, and not everything beautiful is good.

"The Last Wish" by Andrzej Sapkowski

Geralt de Riv, a witcher, uses his vast sorcerous powers to hunt down the monsters that threaten the world, but he soon discovers that not every monstrous-looking creature is evil, and not everything beautiful is good.

A deeply moving novel that will have you completely gripped to the very last page, The Way We Were is perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Jojo Moyes and Nicholas Sparks.

"The Way We Were" by Sinead Moriarty

A deeply moving novel that will have you completely gripped to the very last page, The Way We Were is perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Jojo Moyes and Nicholas Sparks.

Cosmo would do anything to make his boy happy, but when Max decides they should learn a dance routine to stave off his parents' divorce, will the old dog be up to the challenge?

"I, Cosmo" by Carlie Sorosiak

Cosmo would do anything to make his boy happy, but when Max decides they should learn a dance routine to stave off his parents' divorce, will the old dog be up to the challenge?

Princess Rory Thorne must use the fairy blessings gifted to her at birth to change the multiverse--or possibly destroy it. How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse is a feminist reimagining of familiar fairytale tropes and a story of resistance and self-determination--how small acts of rebellion can lead a princess to not just save herself, but change the course of history.

"How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse" by K. Eason

Princess Rory Thorne must use the fairy blessings gifted to her at birth to change the multiverse--or possibly destroy it. How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse is a feminist reimagining of familiar fairytale tropes and a story of resistance and self-determination--how small acts of rebellion can lead a princess to not just save herself, but change the course of history.

A "modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson's legendar novel about five siblings who gerw up in the most famous haunted house in America. Now adults, they're reunited by the suicide of their youngest sister, which forces them to finally confront the ghosts of their pasts, some of which lurk in their minds, and some of which may really be lurking in the shadows of the iconic Hill House.

"The Haunting of Hill House"

A "modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson's legendar novel about five siblings who gerw up in the most famous haunted house in America. Now adults, they're reunited by the suicide of their youngest sister, which forces them to finally confront the ghosts of their pasts, some of which lurk in their minds, and some of which may really be lurking in the shadows of the iconic Hill House.

hen the mothers of four sixth-grade girls with very different personalities pressure them into forming a book club, they find, as they read and discuss "Little Women," that they have much more in common than they could have imagined.

"The Mother Daughter Book Club" by Heather Vogel Frederick

hen the mothers of four sixth-grade girls with very different personalities pressure them into forming a book club, they find, as they read and discuss "Little Women," that they have much more in common than they could have imagined.

Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband's death, Cecelia, a successful family woman, is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women.

"The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty

Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband's death, Cecelia, a successful family woman, is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women.

Recommendations from the Hanson Public Library staff and community members

March '20 Recommendations

Recommendations from the Hanson Public Library staff and community members