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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Reviewed by Alicia, Mary Jacobs Library Delia Owens debut novel begins in 1969 as two young boys discover town hero and quarterback, Chase Andrews, dead in the marsh.  From here, the novel transitions back and forth between the investigation into his possible murder and the life of ... read more about Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee

Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee Reviewed by Chris, Librarian at Bridgewater Library Edward Lee's Buttermilk Graffiti is a brilliant meditation on "authenticity" and what it means in the melting pot cultures that make up the USA. Lee was born in Korea, raised in Brooklyn, and now lives in Kentucky, and for this book (and ... read more about Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee

Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer

Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer Reviewed by Chris, Librarian at Bridgewater Library Do you like the Obama-Biden pictures from the halcyon days of 2016? Did you enjoy The Onion's stories of our 47th VPOTUS washing his Trans Am in the driveway? Then you should pick up Andrew Shaffer's Hope Never Dies, starring Joseph ... read more about Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer

The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson

The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson Miranda Brooks is content with her life in Philadelphia teaching history to her students. She just moved in with her boyfriend and is in the middle of planning a big houseparty when she receives a cryptic letter and a book from her Uncle in the mail. She ... read more about The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz One morning in London Diana Cowper walks into a venerable funeral parlor and makes arrangements for her funeral. Later that day she is murdered in her home. Daniel Hawthorne, formerly of the police, is called in as a consultant to work on the case. Hawthorne has consulted ... read more about The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

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