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Friday, December 20, 2013

January LibraryReads

LibraryReads has come out with their list for January. There are some real page turners here.

Number one on the list is Alan Bradley's next Flavia de Luce novel, The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches. The almost 12 year old detective, investigates mysteries about her own family.

Next, April Smith's A Star for Mrs. Blake, covers a group of mothers who travel to post WWI Europe to visit the graves of their son's.

Sarah Addison Allen's Lost Lake is next. Kate and her 8 year old daughter Devin return to Suley, Georgia and Lost Lake where Kate has good memories in hope to heal after the death of her husband.

Armistead Maupin takes us back to San Francisco with the next segment of Tales of the City in The Days of Anna Madrigal. At last, we get the true story of Anna Madrigal.

A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide to Saving the World : A Novel by Rachel Cantor. A debut novel that is quirky with interesting characters. Leonard doesn't want to leave his home and has a job answering complaint calls for Neetsa Pizza. Then he starts getting calls from Marco who says he is a 13th century explorer.

Brian Payton has a love story in The Wind Is Not a River. A reporter is stranded on the Aleutian Islands during World War II and his wife struggles to find him.

Orfeo by Richard Powers combines music and genetic engineering. Peter Els is trying to find new sources of music in his home microbiology lab when Homeland Security comes knocking on his door.

James Scott gives us The Kept. Another debut novel which takes place in the late 19th century in New York State in the winter. A mother returns home to find her children and husband slain. She and her only remaining child attempt to track down the killers.

Novelist Gary Shteyngart's memoir Little Failure writes of his American immigrant experience in a candid, witty, deeply poignant account of his life so far.

Marina Mander's The First True Lie is, I believe, the one that will make you cry - or at least make me cry. Luca, a 10 year old boy, lives with his mother who suffers from severe depression and his cat, Blue.  One morning, Luca wakes up to find his mom dead. Afraid of being put in an orphanage without Blue, he decides not to tell anyone about her death.

All titles are available in the catalog if they interest you.

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