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Pleased to Meet Me: How Genes, Germs and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are by Bill Sullivan

Pleased to Meet Me: How Genes, Germs and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are by Bill Sullivan Reviewed by Manuela, Librarian at Mary Jacobs Memorial Branch Pleased to Meet Me: How Genes, Germs and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are by Bill Sullivan uses cutting-edge science spiced with ... read more about Pleased to Meet Me: How Genes, Germs and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are by Bill Sullivan

The Summer Country by Lauren Willig

The Summer Country by Lauren Willig Emily Dawson arrives in Barbados in 1854 with her cousin and his wife to see her inheritance from her beloved grandfather: Peverills, a long abandoned sugar plantation. No one in the family knew her grandfather owned Peverills and she doesn’t know quite what to expect. The burned out ... read more about The Summer Country by Lauren Willig

The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull

The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull Reviewed by Carina, Librarian at Warren Township Library The Ynaa, an alien species, arrive on The Virgin Islands to teach its inhabitants “a lesson.” They shower their new neighbors with advanced technology but their generosity is tempered by a violence we humans fail to understand, or forgive.    It ... read more about The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull

Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips Two young girls, sisters, go missing after a day playing on  the beach outside the largest city on the Kamchatka Peninsula. A dog-walker claims to have seen them get in a dark vehicle with a man but even that is in doubt. All anyone knows is that they are ... read more about Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

Sabrina by Nick Drnaso

Sabrina by Nick Drnaso Reviewed by Chris, Librarian at Bridgewater Library My goodness, this was depressing. Sabrina, the title character, is killed offscreen in a violent murder/suicide by one of her neighbors. Videos are mailed to the local media of the killing, and details eventually leak. The Internet being what it is, countless conspiracy ... read more about Sabrina by Nick Drnaso

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