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Book Lovers Circle 2019 January

First: Sandra Day O'Connor

First: Sandra Day O'Connor
Thomas, an award winning biographer and journalist, received exclusive access to O'Connor's papers and correspondence. His well-researched book tells her story, as she was much more than the first female justice of the Supreme Court. She had a fascinating life, breaking glass ceilings all along the way. No an easy journey; for example, she set her sights on Stanford Law School, and once she graduated, she could not find a job. How she went from joblessness to being able to serve on the Supreme Court for over 24 years is a story that is important to read. Release date in 03/2019.

Goodbye, Paris

Goodbye, Paris
Grace Atherton has lived a sheltered life, and enjoys her solitude, making her living restoring musical instruments after being asked to leave a prestigious music school. She also is having a long-term affair with a married man, whose wife and children live in Paris, believing that he will eventually marry her. How Grace is forced to confront reality and how she deals with it forms the crux of this novel. You will cheer for Grace. Check Our Catalog

Hollow

Hollow
Oliver, once a religious studies professor, has lost his toddler son under mysterious circumstances and three years later, he finds himself alone, unemployed and eating at a soup kitchen where he used to volunteer. He finds his way out through a strange quest that offers him light at the end of the tunnel. Check Our Catalog

In Every Moment We Are Still Alive

In Every Moment We Are Still Alive
Malmquist lost his long time partner who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia when she was 33 weeks pregnant. Instead of writing a memoir or book about grief, he chose to put his story into the form of a novel. He wanted to touch the reader, and in this poignant novel, he does just that. Check Our Catalog

Kingdom of the Blind

Kingdom of the Blind
This is the 14th in the series so beloved by many readers. Inspector Gamache finds that he has been named as one of the the Executors of a will filed by a woman whom he never met. Then Gamache nearly meets an untimely end because of his position as executor -and the dead body of the woman's son shows up. Gamache has to put the pieces of this puzzle together while at the same time, he has to clear his name as he is being investigated due to decisions he made in the past concerning drugs that were being smuggled. Lives and careers are in the balance. For new readers, it's a great way to meet Inspector Gamache, and for those of us who love the series, it's great to be back in Three Pines again. Check Our Catalog

Once Upon a River

Once Upon a River
It is 1870 and a stranger bursts into town carrying a child who appears to be dead. Amazingly, the little girl wakes up several hours later, but she is mute and can't communicate. Who is she? This is historical fiction with a gothic twist. Check Our Catalog

A People's History of Heaven

A People's History of Heaven
Heaven is a slum in Bangalore, a 30 year old slum in one of India's fastest growing cities, surrounded by contemporary luxury. Everyone in Heaven is struggling to survive, but this novel focuses on five young women, best friends, who support each other as they struggle to survive in Heaven, and maybe even make it a better place. Release date in 03/2019.

Walking Shadows

Walking Shadows
The most current in a long series. Detective Peter Decker is now semi-retired and living in a small college town in New York state, where crime never happens, until the body of a young man is found. Decker soon finds it is related to a crime committed over twenty years before, and possibly involves the police in a neighboring town. Decker calls on the resources of his wife to do research in the small town library, and the skills of some of his younger colleagues to make things right. Check Our Catalog

Ways to Hide in Winter

Ways to Hide in Winter
Kathleen is living in a small town in rural Pennsylvania which she chose to live in after she was widowed at age 22. Her quiet life changes when a stranger comes into town-one she is attracted to, but of course, his life is filled with secrets, as is hers. As she confronts his secrets, she has no choice but to confront her own. Check Our Catalog

The Western Wind

The Western Wind
This book is told from the point of view of the local priest in a small English village in the year 1491. When the body of one of the town's wealthiest residents if found, swept away by the river; no one knows if it was murder, suicide, or an accident. In addition to the mystery, there is a darkness of spirit in the town which the priest tries to address as he deals with his own spiritual troubles. This is an interesting combination of an intriguing mystery, an look into the conflicts of the soul, and a fascinating look at the time period-great historical fiction. Check Our Catalog



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