More suspesne

In Paul Doiron’s “Stay Hidden”, the shooting of investigative journalist on Maine’s Maquoit Island drives Ranger Mike Bowditch latest case.  In “Spymaster” by Brad Thor, special op Mike Harvath takes on a secret organization that is targeting diplomats. “Tom Clancy Line of Sight” written by Mike Maden, Jack Ryan Jr becomes the target of foreign oligarchs.  And in “Liar, Liar” by Lisa Jackson, a woman tries to discover what actually happened to her vanished mother and twin siblings

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Suspense with a presidential seal

The President is Missing” by Bill Clinton is a thriller that combines a presidential pedigree with the James Patterson brand.   It’s a typically fast-paced and twisty, as a Patterson product should be, salted, so the book jacket claims, with Clinton’s insider knowledge.  Clinton is only the second president to produce a work of fiction (the first was Jimmy Carter’s “The Hornet’s Nest”).

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More beach Drama

clock.jpgIn “Clock Dance” by Anne Tyler, an older woman receives the startling news that her son’s ex-girlfriend has been shot.  The next thing you know, she is flying across country to care for this young woman she’s never met her nine-year-old daughter, and their dog, Airplane. This impulsive decision will lead Willa into uncharted territory, but will also open unexpected doors to solace and fulfillment.

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Family drama for the beach

giffyIn “All We ever Wanted” by Emily Giffin, a single dad and an unhappily married mom are thrown together when a scandal breaks out at their kids school in Nashville.   In don’t know if author Giffin quite rates as ‘a modern-day Jane Austen’ (Chicago Tribune) but she does have a popular following. “Before and Again” by Barbara Delinsky, is about a women trying to living under an assumed identity after a tragic accident that caused a death.  Fortunately for her, her is about to be blown, which will force her back into the flow of life she has been avoiding.  And in “Between you & Me” by Susan Wiggs, modern medicine, represented by a high powered doctor, comes into conflict with traditional ways, represented by a single parent.

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newboks7-7  Beach reads: thrillers, family dramas, even something for non-fiction readers.  All checked-in and ready to lend.  Send us your requests.

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In father’s footsteps

wrinkleraiderA Wrinkle in Time”  is the story of a young girl who sets off on a quest to find her father, who disappeared on a scientific mission. It’s ”gorgeous, big-hearted, and occasionally moving.”“Tomb Raiderreboots the familiar franchise, with a back story about an orphaned Laura Croft fulfilling her fathers quest for the tomb of the malevolent shaman Himiko.   Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”) plays our heroine while Water Goggins (Justified) is the baddie. Passable fun if you do not mind the occasional gaping plot hole.

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Wonders of nature

milk!.jpgIn Milk!, Mark Kurlansky (Salt, Cod) tells all you could want to know about this vital food, from Greek creation myths to its first cultivation from animals to the current dairy industry.  his story is loaded with fascinating detail—and recipes!  “How to Change Your Mind” by Michael Pollan (Omnivore’s Dilemma)explores the rise, fall and resurgence of psychdelic drugs, which are now being used to bring relief from difficult-to-treat conditions.  “This nuanced exploration is thought-provoking and eminently readable” (Publishers Weekly).

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