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Teen Read

In The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys, eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, traveling with his parents, arrives in 1957 Madrid.  While they enjoy the sun and wine, Daniel hopes to connect more deeply with the country of his mother’s birth, using … Continue reading

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Lost children from real life

Before and After by Judy Christie true story behind last year’s bestseller Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Between 1920 and 1950, the Tennessee Children’s Home Society ran a black-market baby business.  They offered up more than 5,000 children … Continue reading

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Story time Friday

For toddlers and tots. Fun starts at 11:000

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Lost children

In The Topeka School by Ben Lerner, a star student and debater from an academic family befriends a troubled loner. When he brings his new friend to a party, a “singular act of violence” occurs. This “powerful and heartbreaking story” … Continue reading

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Action, adventure, drama

The Andromeda Evolution is a sequel to Michael Chrichton’s original techno-thriller.  Fifty years ago, an extraterrestrial microbe nearly ended the human race.  The threat appeared to have ended, until a terrain-mapping drone detects a bizarre anomaly  in the Brazilian jungle. … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize

Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead Olga Tokarczuk won this yearNobel Prize). In a remote Polish village, an eccentric recluse inserts herself herself into the middle of a murder investigation, certain that she knows whodunit. If only … Continue reading

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Accidental family

Finding Chika by Mitch Albom.     Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010.  She was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Mitch Albom and his wife Janine operate in Port … Continue reading

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