Here are some of the bestsellers which arrived while the library was working on its lighting. “A Column of Fire” is Ken Follett’s third installment of his drama set in the Cathedral town of Knightsbridge. It’s now the Tudor era, where power precariously shifts between Catholics and Protestants. Follett serves up suspense, romance and history in equal measure. “The Girl who takes an Eye for an Eye“ by David Lagercrantz (pinch-hitting for the late Stieg Larson) is the latest case for the dragon tattoo girl. In “Little Fires Everywhere” by book club fav Celeste Ng, a placid Cleveland suburb becomes the scene of an intense family drama. In “A Legacy of Spies” by John Le Carré, George Smiley’s protégé Peter Guillam is summoned from retirement in Brittany “to clear up a bit of unpleasantness” from the past. In “The Romanov Ransom” by Clive Cussler, The Fargos, neo- Nazis and Russian crime lords vie to recover a Tsarist McGuffin.
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