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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Library Reads: November Librarian Recommendations

From LibraryReads, a group of librarians who read lots of pre-publications, these 10 books are the most anticipated around the U.S.  Our staff is eager to read Bellman & Black and The Valley of Amazement - each title garnered 6 votes. To request a copy for yourself, click on any of the titles.

Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield.  A seemingly trivial act has sinister consequences in the highly anticipated second novel from the author of The Thirteenth Tale.

Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming. Newlyweds Russ and Clare find their honeymoon delayed by a double murder in this compelling new mystery.

 The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son.  In a revealing memoir, Conroy explores the past of the man who inspired much of this fiction.

Someone Else’s Love Story: A Novel by Joshilyn Jackson.  A single mom's life changes forever during a fateful encounter at the Circle K in Jackson's powerful sixth novel.

The Valley of Amazement: A Novel by Amy Tan. Tan  reaches back into her own family history in her latest novels, which sweeps the reader from Shanghai to San Francisco and back again.

Lies You Wanted to Hear: A Novel by James Whitfield Thomson. Good people make some bad choices in Thomson's insightful and poignant debut, set in the late 1970's.

The Cartographer of No Man’s Land: A Novel by P.S. Duffy.  A Canadian pacifist finds himself deep in the trenches of  WWI era France in this lyrical first novel.

The Raven’s Eye: A Brock and Kolla Mystery by Barry Maitland.  In their 12 adventure, DCI David Brock and DI Kathy Kolla of Scotland yard investigate mysterious deaths among London's houseboat population.

Death of a Nightingale: A Novel by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis. In her third outing, Red Cross nurse Nina Borg is on the trail of a Ukrainian woman who just might have killed her own fiance.

Parasite by Mira GrantTen years in the future, disease has been eradicated thanks to a parasite that protects humans from illness.  But what happens when the parasite demands a life of its own?

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