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Flight of Dreams

Flight of Dreams
The author, whose last book was The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress, a fictional account of Judge Crater, now takes on the 3 day ill-fated voyage of the Hindenberg, which famously crashed in New Jersey. The story of told through the eyes and thoughts of five people-Emilie, the only female crewmember; Max, the ship's navigator; Gertrud, an outspoken journalist; Werner, a 13 year old cabin boy; and The American-a brash young man who is never without a drink in his hand. We know that there will be a tragic climax, but we don't know who will survive. There are lots of secrets on this trip-and only with lots of historical details, lots of suspense as well. A good combo. Check Our Catalog

The Green Road

The Green Road
A family saga spanning 30 years. Rosaleen lives in the wets of Ireland, and all of her four children leave for lives in Dublin, New York, Mali and West Africa. When Rosaleen announces that she is selling the family home and wants to divide up the proceeds, the children, now adults, return for one last Christmas. Check Our Catalog

I'm Traveling Alone

I'm Traveling Alone
This is the US debut of Samuel Bjork, a well-known Scandinavian mystery writer. A special homicide unit is activated in Oslo after a six year old child is find to have been killed in a ritualized murder. Two detectives take the lead-Holger Munch, a hard bitten detective, and Mia Kruger, a women who is struggling with her past, and who immediately fears that this is the work of a serial killer. She is unfortunately proven to be correct. Mia and Munch are in a race against time to keep more children from being killed, and then Mia fears that the killer also has a personal grudge against either her or Munch-or both. Non-stop suspense and great characters make for a fast read. Check Our Catalog

The Last Pilot

The Last Pilot
Jim Harrison is hoping to be one of the first astronauts, but when is wife becomes pregnant after many years of trying, he decides to devote himself to parenting and passes up his chance to fly in outer space. But when a sudden tragedy changes his plans, both he and his wife have to deal with their own personal problems against the background of Americans space race. Check Our Catalog

A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove
Ove is the cranky old man next door-the one who gets mad if you walk on his lawn or laugh too loud around him. Ove has a plan to end his misery-but his plans start to get disrupted-first by new neighbors who intrude on his life and who, amazingly enough, seem to need him and even like him. Then he has to rescue a long time friend from being shipped off to a nursing home. And of course-an animal enters his life-a cat who annoys him, and then melts his heart. This is a feel-good book, that owes much of its success to word of mouth. Check Our Catalog

Miller's Valley

Miller's Valley
Mimi Miller's story is full of relationships. Mimi is growing up in Miller's Valley in Pennsylvanis in the 1960's. She spends a lot of time trying to figure out the adults around her. There is the complicated relationship of her mother with her mother's sister; then there is her brother who returns from Vietnam totally different than the person he was before he left; and her own relationship with parents and boys. But through it all, the most important relationship is that of the Millers to their land-which is now threatened by a government mandated project which would flood Miller's Valley. The book starts out in the 60's and take us into the world of today. It is quintessential Quindlen-good story with lots of solid characters. Check Our Catalog

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
Thirty three years after a 15 year old girl has disappeared from the quiet New Hampshire town, Harry Quebert, a respected writer is suddenly implicated in murder. Harry admits that he had an affair with the young girl, but it takes Marcus Goldman, who has chosen Harry as his mentor, to take on the task of finding out just what happened on that long ago day. Check Our Catalog

Under the Influence

Under the Influence
Helen, vulnerable after her drinking has led to a divorce and loss of custody of her son, is influenced by two new friends, wealthy philanthropists who slowly take over her life. A family incident involving her own son and these new friends changes the dynamics of their relationship and makes Helen have to make a choice. Does her loyalty to a friend mean she needs to compromise her morals? Or will she allow her new friends to manipulate her? Check Our Catalog

Whiskey and Charlie

Whiskey and Charlie
This book was published first in Australia. Whiskey and Charlie are twins, close as children, but they drift apart in their lives by the time they are adults, and they have barely spoken to each other for years until Whiskey has an accident and is in a coma. Lots of family decisions have to be made, and Charlie has to do a lot of soul searching and growing up. Charlie realized that some of his perceptions may not have been accurate, and now he realizes just how important Whiskey is to him, but is it too late? Check Our Catalog

Wolf Winter

Wolf Winter
t is 1717 and Maija, her husband, Paavo and two young daughters leave Finland for what they hope will be a better life in Swedish Lapland. The land is harsh, but beautiful. Then one day, Maija's daughter discovers the mutilated body of one of their neighbors on the mountain which looms over the house and village. Everyone decides that the death was caused by a wolf-but Maiija knows it was a murder, and she feels it is her responsibility to discover the killer. And it is in the middle of a "wolf winter," one of the harshest winters in memory. A story of strong woman who plans to survive in a time when women were not valued and life was harsh to everyone. Check Our Catalog



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