Saturday, July 24, 2021

Page Turners

Falling By T.J. Newman

Published July 22, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Bill Hoffman, pilot for Coastal Airways, enters the cockpit and prepares for his flight from L.A. to NYC.

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The Stranger in the Mirror By Liv Constantine

Published July 22, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Two years ago, a badly injured woman was found by the side of the road, her memory wiped clean except for terrorizing flashbacks of a very dark past.

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One Great Lie By Deb Caletti (Ages 16+)

Published July 22, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This is a story about the power men had, and have, over women, and it’s also about the power of women—how we can take control and make change in our lives.

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My Contrary Mary By Cynthia Hand, Brodie Ashton, Jodi Meadows (Ages 14+)

Published July 22, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The Lady Janies are back with another clever spin on history. This time, it’s the story of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was sent to the French court at the age of five and engaged to Francis, the dauphin.

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A Psalm for the Wild-Built By Becky Chambers

Published July 22, 2021 12:01 a.m.

In another world, robots gained consciousness, went to live in the woods, and haven’t been seen since.

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Faraway Things By Dave Eggers

Published July 22, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This beautifully illustrated, heartwarming children’s tale follows a boy who lives by the sea and collects “faraway things” that wash up on the beach, as his father had taught him.

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Dream Girl by Laura Lippman

Published July 08, 2021 12:01 a.m.

In this clever homage to Stephen King’s Misery, successful author Gerry Andersen lies injured in his bed, relying on an assistant and night nurse, both with dubious qualifications.

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Seven Days in June by Tia Williams

Published July 08, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Eva Mercy has worked hard to distance herself from her past, but that all begins to unravel when her high school love, Shane, stumbles back into her life.

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Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge

Published July 08, 2021 12:01 a.m.

What does it mean to be free? Who gets to decide the terms of that freedom?

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Hollywood Eden by Joel Selvin

Published July 08, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Award-winning journalist Joel Selvin’s latest captures the music scene of the early 1960s when California became known as the land of sun and fun.

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Dumplings for Lili by Melissa Iwai

Published July 08, 2021 12:01 a.m.

What a delightfully, delicious way to learn about all the different types of dumplings there are in the world.

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Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand

Published July 08, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This unforgettable beach read has everything you would expect from Elin Hilderbrand, romance, mystery, tragedy, hope, and beautiful beach scenes all set in her beloved Nantucket.

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The Damage by Caitlin Wahrer

Published July 08, 2021 12:01 a.m.

What would you do for those you love?

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Cat Dog Dog: the Story of a Blended Family by Nelly Buchet

Published July 08, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This adorable picture book tells the story of the blending of two households of furry friends when a man and woman move in together.

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It’s Raining Tacos by Parry Gripp

Published July 08, 2021 12:01 a.m.

When a young boy’s birthday party pizza is devoured by his new dog, he wishes for another favorite party food to share with his friends.

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Squabbling Squashes by Carol Lingman and Shohaku Okumura

Published July 08, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Don’t be fooled by the winsome illustrations of squashes in this book, the messages inside are profound.

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The Shark Book by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page

Published July 08, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Young shark enthusiasts will devour this book! Aside from the great illustrations, it has range maps and is packed with fun shark facts.

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Real Life by Brandon Taylor

Published June 24, 2021 12:01 a.m.

A finalist for the Booker Prize, this beautifully written, debut novel tells the story of Wallace, a black gay biochemistry graduate student questioning his future at an unnamed Midwestern university, with impressive emotional delicacy.

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Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe

Published June 24, 2021 12:01 a.m.

As our country deals with the opioid crisis that has ravaged so many lives, Patrick Radden Keefe has offered the shocking details of its origins.

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Himself by Jess Kidd

Published June 24, 2021 12:01 a.m.

A young man arrives in a small Irish village seeking his identity.

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Pirates Then and Now by Kathy Campbell and Michael Fleeman

Published June 24, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This book is a pirate lovers’ treasure trove of information.

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The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag

Published June 24, 2021 12:01 a.m.

At 15, Morgan knows she’d rather date girls. And she also knows she’s not ready to tell her friends and family.

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One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

Published June 24, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This is about a time-traveling lesbian on the subway in Brooklyn and if that doesn’t get you to pick this book up, I don’t know what will.

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The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin

Published June 24, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This is a sweet story that had me both laughing and crying. Terminally ill Lenni Petterson is 17 and heart patient Margot Macrae is 83.

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The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Published June 24, 2021 12:01 a.m.

With the success of his first novel far behind, Jake Bonner is toiling away, teaching in a third-rate MFA program and suffering from writer’s block.

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Morningside Heights by Joshua Henkin

Published June 24, 2021 12:01 a.m.

When an unexpected path presents itself to Pru and her husband Spence, the strength of their love takes Pru on a journey for which no one plans when taking their marriage vows.

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To Asia, with Love: Everyday Asian Recipes and Stories from the Heart by Hetty McKinnon

Published June 24, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This cookbook features fresh plant-forward food that draws from the author’s Chinese background as well as her time in Australia and Brooklyn, the best sort of home cooking!

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Sunflower Sisters by Martha Hall Kelly

Published June 10, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Set during the American Civil War, this historical fiction describes those years through the lives of an aristocratic abolitionist, a heartless plantation slave-owner, and a strong, enslaved teenager.

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Second Place by Rachel Cusk

Published June 10, 2021 12:01 a.m.

A woman invites a famous artist to use her guesthouse, hoping he might help her solve a mystery, but then his presence starts to disrupt the calm of her secluded household.

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Where the Grass is Green and the Girls Are Pretty by Lauren Weisberger

Published June 10, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This engaging family drama/beach read centers on beloved morning news anchor, Peyton; her bored stay-at-home-mom sister, Skye; and her creative 17 year old daughter, Max, characters who are multi-dimensional and very human.

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