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Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
An electrifying thriller about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she'll go to protect him.
Recommended by Terry Gremel

Henry David Thoreau : a Life by Laura Dassow Walls
"Surprising information into people we think we know a great deal about, such as Thoreau, Emerson and the Alcotts. The author is an authority on her subject, is an engaging writer and brings a unique and modern perspective in examining Thoreau and his life."
Recommended by Kenneth Wylie

Rizzoli & Isles: I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen
"Tess Gerritsen's clever plotting and medical knowledge give her thrillers that extra edge. Expect a white-knuckle ride to very dark places." -Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train
Recommended by Laurie Remter

New Boy by Tracy Chevalier
The tragedy of Othello is transposed to a 1970s suburban D.C. schoolyard. This short novel is part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series, which sees Shakespeare's works retold by acclaimed and bestselling novelists of today.
Recommended by Coralyn Riley

The Widow Nash by Jamie Harrison
Historical fiction
Is it possible to disappear from your old life and create another? This novel is a riveting narrative, filled with a colorful cast of characters, rich historical details, and epic set pieces.
Recommended by Darlene Stanley

The Locals by Jonathan Dee
Here are the dramas of twenty-first century America - rising inequality, working class decline, a new authoritarianism - played out in the classic setting of some of our greatest novels: the small town.
Recommended by Mary Krueger

In Harm's Way: The sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the extraordinary story of its survivors by Doug Stanton
A harrowing, adrenaline-charged account of America's worst naval disaster at sea - and of the heroism of the men who, against all odds, survived.
Recommended by Janet Shroyer

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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
Audiobook read by the author
One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming-of-age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. 
Recommended by Nancy Peterson

DVD Movie
Yearning to be independent from her overly protective family, Maud (Sally Hawkins) becomes a housekeeper for bachelor Everett (Ethan Hawke). She is a terrible housekeeper, instead spending most of her time painting. Based on the true story of Nova Scotian folk artist Maud Lewis.
Recommended by Jan Snede

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84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
This charming book of letters chronicles the long distance friendship between an avid reader in NYC and the staff of Marks & Co booksellers in London. 
Recommended by Nellie Danke

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Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Historical Fiction
In this poignant novel, inspired by a true story, two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice.
Recommended by Debi Stillin

You Don't Look Your Age...and Other Fairy Tales by Sheila Nevins
Sheila Nevins, famed documentary producer and president of HBO Documentary Films for more than thirty years, finally steps out from behind the camera and takes her place front and center. 
Recommended by Ed Lefson

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