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Circle of Wives

Circle of Wives
Dr. John Taylor, a prominent plastic surgeon, beloved for his pro bono work in reconstructive surgery, is found dead in a hotel in his hometown of Palo Alto, California. Detective Samantha Adams, relatively young and inexperienced, takes on the case when the doctor's death is ruled suspicious. The plot thickens when, at the doctor's funeral, it is discovered that he had 3 different wives, and one of them, the first wife, knew about the others and even encouraged his duplicity. Each chapter is narrated by one of four characters-the three wives and the detective. Slowly, you learn how this could have happened and why it ended up in murder. It is an intriguing mystery with psychological overtones. Check Our Catalog

Lydia's Party

Lydia's Party
Most of the action in this novel takes place before and during the annual party that Lydia, a community college art teacher, throws every year for 6 women friends. We meet each character as they are getting ready to attend the party, finding out about their lives, and then find out what happens when Lydia makes a life-changing announcement at the party. It will change their lives and the dynamics of their group. There are some twists and turns in this book, which is an easy read. This is also a good book to recommend to friends who are looking for a fairly uncomplicated read. Check Our Catalog

Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience

Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience
Eileen Cronin was born without legs and with webbed hands. She grew up in a large Catholic family who accepted her situation as "God's will." Although her family was accepting, the rest of the world was not. She had to put up with bullying, staring and other indignities. And there was always the mystery of what caused her birth defects. Cronin struggled with both her physical and mental challenges, dealing with alcoholism until she was ultimately able to move on and become a clinical psychologist. She never asks for pity. However, when it comes time for her to want to start her own family, the need to find out what was responsible for her physical abnormalities becomes paramount. The memoir deals with her a lifetime of struggle, but ends on a happy and optimistic note. Check Our Catalog

Museum of Extraordinary Things

Museum of Extraordinary Things
Alice Hoffman usually combines reality and fantasy in her novels, and this is no exception. This one is set in early 1900's in New York. Coralie's father owns the Museum of Extraordinary Things in Coney Island, where he eventually displays his daughter as a mermaid due to her webbed fingers. Her love of water leads her to swim in the Hudson River, which is how she eventually meets the love of her life, Eddie. But love and life are never simple in Alice Hoffman novels. This book combines an impassioned romance, social justice, historical fiction, fantasy and mystery. Check Our Catalog

One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories
B.J. Novak adds short story author to his list of skills-he is already an actor, writer, director and executive producer. Now he has written a collection of short stories, 64 of them in this book. Some are so short that they are only a few lines, others go farther into depth about the human condition. He takes on the absurdity of life, something he did quite well when he wrote for the television show, "The Office."Check Our Catalog

The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project
Don Tillman is a brilliant geneticist with very few social skills-he definitely seems to have more than just a touch of Asperger's syndrome. His observations of the world are a little askew-but very funny. Don decides he needs a wife, so he starts the Wife Project, with a questionnaire to help him immediately weed out anyone with undesirable characteristics. Then he meets Rosie, with none of the Wife qualities, but with a need for his help. She fails in every way to meet his qualifications, but he can't get her out of his mind. These characters are so wonderful that the author is already planning a sequel. Check Our Catalog

Still Life With Bread Crumbs

Still Life With Bread Crumbs
A divorced 60 year old woman, Rebecca Winter, once a prominent photographer, is now trying to revitalize her career and her bank account by sub-letting her New York City apartment and moving, sight unseen, into a run down home in a small town up-state. Her first stroke of good luck is to meet Jim Bates, a local roofer who can do just about anything. Rebecca finds peace in the country; new quirky friends, and inspiration for a new series of photographs, little knowing that they are somehow tied into a tragedy in the life of her friend, Jim. This novel is full of wonderful details and lots of emotion-and a wonderful dog, so how can you lose? Check Our Catalog

The Swan Gondola

The Swan Gondola
A romantic fable with a very strong component of historical fiction. This novel is set in 1898, at a fictional Omaha World's Fair, based on the many expositions held at the time. Ferrit Skerritt, con man extraordinaire, falls in love with Cecily, who works at the Midway's Chamber of Horros as Marie Antoinette, getting her head chopped off night after night. They fall in love the night he takes her for a ride on the swan gondola, a boat on the lagoon. The novel has lots of details about the era, including cameo appearances by real historical figures, as well as a love story that quickly becomes a triangle. A multi-layered story. Check Our Catalog

The Troop

The Troop
This a novel which could best be described as a story of medical science gone with a big dose of "Lord of the Flies." A troop of Boy Scouts on a camp out on an uninhabited island in the Canadian wilderness meet a strange man in the woods. He is skeletal with an unsatiable hunger for anything, including non-food items. What happens to the strange man, the scoutmaster and his individual scouts takes up the major portion of the book, and their story is intertwined with newspaper articles and interviews that fill in the blanks about what may really be going on. There are twists and turns, right up until the last words of the novel. The author brings a fresh voice to horror literature combining a little bit of a lot of styles of different authors to come up with his own unique tale. Check Our Catalog

The Weight of Blood

The Weight of Blood
This is a debut novel. Sixteen year old Lucy Dane has grown up in a small Ozark town, and has always felt like an outsider since her mother was not a native and disappeared years before. Now Lucy has to deal with the loss of her best friend, Cheri, who has been murdered. Lucy begins to investigate the murder and she begins to suspect that in some way her mother's disappearance is linked to Cheri's death, and one of Lucy's relatives may have been involved. The novel is told from the point of view of different characters, and it captures the feel of rural poverty with a taste of small town strangeness. Check Our Catalog



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