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September 2023

Ava’s Man

by Rick Bragg

Ava’s Man is the story of Charlie Bundrum, Mr. Bragg’s grandfather, who died before he was born. It is a living story though, vibrant and powerful, showing why Charlie Bundrum is a legend in his own family, but also showing his flaws.

Recommended by: Chris Schultz, Graphics Information Clerk

Posted in: Adult Biography


Before We Were Yours

by Lisa Wingate

There are two storylines going on in this novel, one in 1939 and one is present day. They slowly unravel and come together. This novel follows the lives of the five Foss siblings who grow up living on a Mississippi River shanty boat with their parents in 1939. They have a unique and wild childhood with parents who shower them with love and affection in unconventional ways.

This book is available in the library and on OverDrive/Libby as a ebook and e audiobook.

Recommended by: Chris Schultz, Graphics Information Clerk

Posted in: Adult Fiction


A Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles

This was an enchanting narrative with a charming character. A gentleman, Rostov, has been put under hotel arrest. For the next several years, as he serves his time, relationships are cultivated from employees to guests to the visitors he receives and to a young girl whom he becomes a guardian for.
Very descriptive – I tasted almost every meal he ate – from the crisp and tartness of an apple; to the bitterness of his coffee. This is a man who truly separated himself from others in appreciating the simple things in life. A man who was present, authentic and honorable.

This book is available in the library, on OverDrive/Libby as an ebook and e audiobook, and on Hoopla as an e audiobook.

Recommended by: Chris Schultz, Graphics Information Clerk

Posted in: Adult Fiction


August 2023

Strange Sally Diamond

by Liz Nugent

What makes perfect sense to one person can be utter nonsense to another.  Sally Diamond is confused by all the fuss when she follows her father’s wishes & tosses his corpse out with the trash.  Nugent pulls the reader in as Sally’s story begins to unfold with bizarre twists and turns.  You will lose sleep staying up late to finish this one.
This book is available in the library and on OverDrive/Libby as an ebook.
Recommended by: Theresa Hildebrand, Patron Services Manager

Posted in: Adult Fiction


The Enigma of Room 622

by Joel Dicker

After Sloane gets tired of Joel abandoning her for his novel and leaves him, Joel decides he needs to get away. What he does not expect is to meet Scarlett, and end up investigating a murder that took place at the hotel years earlier and led to them changing room 622 to 621A. The writing, the story, the twists, all made this story fantastic.

This book is available in the library and on OverDrive/Libby as an e audiobook.

Recommended by: Chris Schultz, Graphics Information Clerk

Posted in: Adult Fiction


The Only One Left

by Riley Sager

Kit McDeere is a home health aid and after having a problem with her last assignment she is now left with no choice but to work at Hope’s End, the infamous house where three people were murdered and the lone survivor, Lenora Hope, is Kit’s patient.  Most people believe Lenora is responsible for the murders and she has been ostracized and feared the majority of her life. Now, Lenora is in her 70’s, confined to a wheelchair and paralyzed. Her only method of communication is through her typewriter.

A lot of these types of thrillers I am able to anticipate and predict most endings but the  amount of twists and turns in the last 100 pages, most of which I did not see coming, caught me off guard.

This book is available in the library and on OverDrive/Libby as an ebook and e audiobook

Recommended by: Chris Schultz, Graphics Information Clerk

Posted in: Adult Fiction


Verity

by Coleen Hoover

Lowen is an author who has carefully spent most of her time under the radar, and she is just coming off of the death of a family member that has taxed her financially and emotionally. One big meeting in Manhattan changes all that, but she’ll have to figure out how to put herself in another woman’s shoes.

She travels to Vermont in hopes of finding information for 3 new books, but she ends up finding a manuscript that makes her question everything.

This book is a quick read. Do not trust anything! The bad guy isn’t always obvious.

Recommended by: Jackie Boyd, Communications Manager

Posted in: Adult Fiction


Florida

by Lauren Groff

Groff tells 11 separate short stories of people in or from Florida finding themselves in less-than-ideal situations. A story of two young sisters struggling to survive after a big storm knocks out power and leaves them stranded and alone stands out. Several of the stories include or follow the theme of alcoholic, inept, absent, or threatening fathers and father-figures.

Recommended by: Jackie Boyd, Communications Manager

Posted in: Adult Fiction


July 2023

The Boyfriend Candidate

by Ashley Winstead

Shy librarian Alexis has decided to have a one-night stand at the nicest bar in town. There she meets Logan who hangs on her every word. A crazy situation places Alexis quite quickly in a fake relationship. Who knew that Logan was running for Governor? Not Alexis. As Alexis gets to know Logan better, she finds that she is not so shy and he might be a nice guy. Political rallies also abound for Alexis and she comes out of her shell … for a short time. This is a great modern-day romance. A bit heavy on the political scenes but still enjoyable. Fans of Olivia Dade will like this one.
This book is available in the library and on OverDrive/Libby as an ebook.
Recommended by: Michelle Przekwas, Library Clerk

Posted in: Adult Fiction


The Lost Letter

by Mimi Matthews

With the death of her father, Sylvia must survive by taking a position as a governess. Her life is quiet until a young woman visits her and ask for her help in regards to her brother, a retired Colonel who has hidden himself away from society. This young woman claims Sylvia is her brother’s lost love but this only confuses Sylvia. She once wrote him letters but she never received one in return. Sylvia’s kindness places her near the Colonel once again and a sweet, romantic reunion could be possible … or is it?
Author Mimi Matthews is a gem when it comes to historical fiction. If you enjoy Julia Quinn or Lisa Kleypas, this reads well minus the steamy scenes.
Recommended by: Michelle Przekwas, Library Clerk

Posted in: Adult Fiction


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