Fiction

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North and south

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

FICTION Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn
Fiction, Classics

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Oh, you must read Elizabeth Gaskell and you must start with this one. Margaret Hale, a daughter of a clergyman meets a stern, yet handsome mill owner, who is below her station as a tradesman. I would say it is Pride and Prejudice meets the industrial revolution--but I think this may be unfair to Gaskell, who is a fantastic writer in her own right. -Anne M

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Rush oh! : a novel

Shirley Barrett

FICTION Barrett Shirley
Fiction, Adventure

Anne M's picture

Such a fun read—very whimsical—wonderfully funny scenes. But also sad. I couldn’t wait to pick it up and read it every day. -Anne M

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Everything you want me to be : a novel

Mindy Mejia

FICTION Mejia Mindy
Fiction, Suspense

Meredith's picture

I don't really know what I can say without being all spoil-ey, but I started this as an audio and had to check out the actual book because it wasn't being read fast enough. -Meredith

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Lincoln in the Bardo : a novel

George Saunders

FICTION Saunders George
Fiction

Melody's picture

Lovely book. A bit of a halting read in a print format. Loved the audiobook. David Sedaris reads the part of one of the ghosts! -Melody

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I liked my life

Abby Fabiaschi

FICTION Fabiasch Abby
Fiction

Meredith's picture

This was a beautiful story about a wife and mother who tries to help her family come to terms with her sudden death. It’s a sad premise, but if I had to describe this book in one word, I would choose insightful. I got so much more out of it than I expected. -Meredith

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And every morning the way home gets longer and longer : a novella

Fredrik Backman

FICTION Backman Fredrik
Fiction

Meredith's picture

A lovely story. It will make you cry, but it's worth it. -Meredith

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It devours!

Joseph (Fiction writer) Fink

SCIENCE FICTION Fink Joseph
Fiction, Fantasy

From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the #1 international podcast of the same name, comes a mystery exploring the intersections of faith and science, the growing relationship between two young people who want desperately to trust each other, and the terrifying, toothy power of the Smiling God. Nilanjana Sikdar is an outsider to the town of Night Vale. Working for Carlos, the town's top scientist, she relies on fact and logic as her guiding principles. But all of that is put into question when Carlos gives her a special assignment investigating a mysterious rumbling in the desert wasteland outside of town. This investigation leads her to the Joyous Congregation of the Smiling God, and to Darryl, one of its most committed members. Caught between her beliefs in the ultimate power of science and her growing attraction to Darryl, she begins to suspect the Congregation is planning a ritual that could threaten the lives of everyone in town. Nilanjana and Darryl must search for common ground between their very different world views as they are faced with the Congregation's darkest and most terrible secret.

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Listened to the audiobook and found the story engaging. -Melody

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Attachments

Rainbow Rowell

FICTION Rowell, Rainbow
Fiction

Beth and Jennifer know their company monitors their office e-mail, but they still spend all day sending each other messages, gossiping about their coworkers at the newspaper and baring their personal lives like an open book. When Lincoln applied to be an Internet security officer, he hardly imagined he'd be sifting through other people's inboxes like some sort of electronic Peeping Tom. Lincoln is supposed to turn people in for misusing company e-mail, but he can't bring himself to crack down on Beth and Jennifer. He can't help but be entertained and captivated by their stories. But by the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late for him to ever introduce himself. After a series of close encounters and missed connections, Lincoln decides it's time to muster the courage to follow his heart, even if he can't see exactly where it's leading him.

Meredith's picture

A romantic comedy via e-mail thanks to company policy that gives Lincoln O’Neill the right to monitor the hilarious e-mails between Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder. -Meredith

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Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

Beth Hoffman

FICTION Hoffman, Beth
Fiction

For years, 12-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt has been the caretaker of her psychotic mother, Camille-the tiara-toting, lipstick-smeared laughingstock of an entire town. But when Camille is hit by a truck and killed, CeeCee is left to fend for herself. To the rescue comes her previously unknown great-aunt from Savannah, Tootie Caldwell, who whirls CeeCee into her world of female friendship, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart.

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CeeCee Honeycutt is a smart 12-year-old girl who has the burden of caring for her mentally ill mother. After her mother’s sudden death, CeeCee is “saved” by her previously unknown great-aunt and her group of women-friends. Through humor, good food, great books, and new friendships, CeeCee discovers a new world. -Meredith

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The breakdown

B. A. Paris

FICTION Paris B. A.
Fiction, Thriller, Suspense

"Named One of the Most Anticipated Thriller Novels Of 2017 by Bustle! THE NEW CHILLING, PROPULSIVE NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. If you can't trust yourself, who can you trust? Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside--the woman who was killed. She's been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It's a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she'd broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she'd stopped. But since then, she's been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn't have a baby. The only thing she can't forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt. Or the silent calls she's receiving, or the feeling that someone's watching her ... You won't be able to put down B.A. Paris's The Breakdown, the next chilling, propulsive novel from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors"--

Meredith's picture

A strong start to a story in which the reader knows something isn't right, but can't quite put their finger on why. -Meredith