Fiction

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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.

Melody's picture

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.

Meredith's picture

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

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Love, Rosie

Cecelia Ahern

FICTION Ahern, Cecelia
Fiction

The relationship between Rosie and Alex evolves from childhood best friends into something more as separation, an unexpected pregnancy, and other romances turn their lives upside down.

Meredith's picture

Follow the friendship between Rosie and Alex through the notes they pass in class, instant messages, and letters. -Meredith

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Friendship bread

Darien Gee

FICTION Gee, Darien
Fiction

Still reeling from a personal tragedy that left her estranged from the sister who was once her best friend, Julia Evarts remains at a loss as to how to move on with her life until she receives an anonymous gift of Amish Friendship Bread with instructions on how to make the bread herself, and a request to share it with others.

Meredith's picture

An unexpected gift -- a loaf of friendship bread -- sets off a chain of events that heal and help. The ending made me smile for days. -Meredith

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The most dangerous place on earth : a novel

Lindsey Lee Johnson

FICTION Johnson Lindsey
Fiction

Meredith's picture

I read several reviews in which people complained about the ambiguity of the book's ending. I think that's the point. We got to peek in on each character after the tragedy of 8th grade but we didn't get their full story because their stories aren't finished. And as much as they think they've moved beyond middle school, all remain impacted by the events, just some more than others. -Meredith

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A house among the trees

Julia Glass

FICTION Glass Julia
Fiction

Kara's picture

I love books by Julia Glass. My favorites are "Three Junes," "And the Dark Sacred Night," and "The Widower's Tale." All are available for checkout from ICPL in many formats. -Kara

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Moonlight over Manhattan

Sarah Morgan

FICTION Morgan Sarah
Fiction, Romance

"Determined to conquer a lifetime of shyness, Harriet Knight challenges herself to do one thing a day in December that scares her, including celebrating Christmas without her family. But when dog walker Harriet meets her newest client, exuberant spaniel Madi, she adds an extra challenge to her list--dealing with Madi's temporary dog sitter, gruff doctor Ethan Black, and their very unexpected chemistry"--Amazon.com.

Kara's picture

Sarah Morgan's "From Manhattan With Love" series is a lot of fun and features strong female characters, a bit of romance, and dogs. It's a great book to curl up with and forget about the world for awhile. -Kara