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Book Lovers Circle June 2014

All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See
A young blind French teen-age girl and a brilliant German soldier cross paths in occupied France during World War II. The story begins as they meet, goes back to their childhoods, and then leads them into the future. It is told in alternating voices of its characters. It is a beautifully told story of war and redemption, and an example of the fact that we will always have more stories to tell about World War II. Check Our Catalog

Chestnut Street

Chestnut Street
This is a collection of stories by Maeve Binchy, who died in 2012. This is typical Maeve Binchy style, telling lovely stories about people who live on the same street in Dublin. After awhile, you do begin to see the inter-relationships, although each story stands on its own. Binchy is a master at creating characters in a short amount of space;. These stories were found in a drawer after her death, and show that no one does characters and puts them into such strange and interesting circumstances as Maeve Binchy. Check Our Catalog

I Forgot to Remember: A Memoir of Amnesia

I Forgot to Remember: A Memoir of Amnesia
Su Mech is 22, a young wife with two very young children, when her kitchen ceiling fan falls on her head, and leaves her with traumatic brain injury that changes her life forever. She no longer remembers her husband and her children. It was a huge struggle for her to regain her place in the world, and she pulls no punches in telling her story as honestly as possible. One point she makes is her frustration that the medical community could not seem to help her. Nothing irregular showed up in her brains tests, but she has not been able to function normally since her accident. However, she says, she is still able to learn new things and her story is heartwrenching. Check Our Catalog

In the Blood

In the Blood
Lana, a young woman with a troubled past, is hiding away in a small college in a remote New York State town. One of her professors suggests that she take a part-time job as a nanny with an eleven year old boy who has some troubles of his own. Somehow he seems to know all about Lana's secrets. The book is part mystery, part psychological thriller-with lots of twists and turns carefully plotted by the author. Kirkus Reviews says that this book follows a "deliciously twisted narrative path." Check Our Catalog

Kitty Genevese: The Murder, The Bystanders, The Crime that Changed America

Kitty Genevese: The Murder, The Bystanders, The Crime that Changed America
Fifty years ago, the murder of Kitty Genovese made history. She was killed, stabbed to death and sexually assaulted in Kew Gardens. The original story at the time talked about how 38 neighbors heard her scream and did nothing. This action, or lack of it, was labeled "Bystander Effect,: and was considered an examply of society's loss of conscience. Now, Kevin Cook reinvestigates and finds that the story was not truly reported-some people did call the police, some people acted, but their fear of the sociopathic actions of the murderer kept them from coming to her aid physically. The aftermath of her death forced society to look at itselt, and change the way we look at each other. Her death awakened a social conscience that most us probably never knew we had; her death was such a dark blot of socity, that hopefully, we have become better because of it. Check Our Catalog

The Most of Nora Ephron

The Most of Nora Ephron
This is a collection of lots of what Nora Ephron wrote-it includes the novel Heartburn; the screenplay to the movie When Harry Met Sally, and the play Lucky Guy. If you have never read Nora Ephron, you are in for a treat. And if you have read her before, chances are there is something in here that you haven't read. So laugh and smile and remember. Check Our Catalog

Six Years

Six Years
Jake Fisher was in love with Natalie six years ago. Then she suddenly broke off their relationship with him, and almost immediately married a man she described as an old flame. At her wedding, she made Jake promise never to go looking for her. For six year, he never forgot her and when he sees the obituary in the paper for the man she married, he decides to go to the funeral to reconnect with her. But Todd's widow is NOT Natalie-so where is Natalie? Coben keeps things moving at a quick pace. Check Our Catalog

This Dark Road to Mercy

This Dark Road to Mercy
Twelve year old Esther and six year old Ruby all are put into foster care in North Carolina, when their father, Wade, who long ago had signed away his parental rights, shows up and steals them away in the middle of the night. The girls' court appointed guardian begins looking for them, and soon discovers that Wade is linked to a multi-million dollar robbery. In addition, bad guy Robert Pruitt is looking for Wade, too. This novel is written in alternating voices, and it is well written Southern fiction. Check Our Catalog

You Can Date Boys When You're Forty

You Can Date Boys When You're Forty
Dave Barry catches us up on his life. He is now 65, with a 14 year old daughter, whom he plans to accompany on her journey through puberty, since he is not going to let her out of his sight. Barry is a great author, easy to read. His longest tale is about a trip to Israel that he took with his wife and daughters, which, surprisingly, involved a lot of shopping and wifi. You will have a wonderful time reading his book. Check Our Catalog

You Should Have Known

You Should Have Known
Grace is a successful therapist who has written her first book, "You should Have Known," all about the signs that a relationship is about to implode-when all of a sudden, hers does. She is happily married (or so she thought) to a pediatric oncologist and has a 12 year old son. And then the mother of one of her friend's son's is murdered, and then her husband disappears, and then the police question her about the murder. Now she has only herself to help her dig out from life's sorrow. Check Our Catalog



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