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The Bookstore is reopening! 
Sat., April 13 & Sat., April 27
9 a.m. -- 2 p.m.

Upcoming Events  

Save the Date!

  • Wreath Making - Mother's Day Photo Wreath: Wed., May 1, 6:00
  • Card-Embossing Class with Mary Howe: Mon., May 6, 6:00
  • Mass Audubon - "Coming to a Suburb Near You!" (Backyard Wildlife): Wed., May 8, 6:00

Stitching at Whelden

Stop by on the 2nd or 4th Wednesday of each month for an informal afternoon get-together from 2-4 p.m. Come to knit, crochet, sew, or enjoy any other type of needlecraft. Bring a project and work in company in our cozy library. 

Beginners welcome!

The Children's Room 

Whelden Book Corner 

Highly recommended by Ellen Russon :
Sujata Massey's Perveen Mistry Novels

One of my favorite books last year was The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey. Set in 1920s Bombay, it introduces Perveen Mistry, the 23-year-old daughter of a distinguished Parsi family and one of Bombay's first female lawyers. Here, Perveen handles an estate will matter involving three widowed women living in purdah and their children, a case that escalates into a case of murder. Published in January 2018, the book was quickly highly acclaimed and named Amazon Best Book January 2018, 2019 American Library Association Reading List for Mystery: Winner and Top Pick, Finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, Finalist for the Agatha Award, Finalist for the Lefty Award, Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2018, Boston Globe Best Book of 2018, Times of India Best Book of 2018, and more. The highly anticipated second book in the series, The Satapur Moonstone , will be released on May 14, 2019, and promises to be even better than the first!

"A fascinating setting, an extraordinary new sleuth, and a story that enthralls you: The Widows of Malabar Hill has all three and more. Sujata Massey's new historical series is absolutely terrific, and you are just going to love Perveen Mistry, India's first female lawyer." - Charles Todd, bestselling author of the Ian Rutledge series and the Bess Crawford series

"Perveen Mistry is an extraordinary heroine, one of the first female lawyers in India; she's whip smart, strong-willed, and, most importantly, compassionate. Defying convention while draped in a sari, Perveen is sure to join the leads of great mystery fiction." - Susan Elia MacNeal, New York Times bestselling author of the Maggie Hope mysteries

"Massey's second whodunit featuring Bombay attorney Perveen Mistry is even better than the series' impressive debut . . . The winning, self-sufficient Perveen should be able to sustain a long series." - Publishers Weekly , Starred Review

SUJATA MASSEY was born in England to parents from India and Germany and grew up mostly in the United States (she earned her BA from the Johns Hopkins University's Writing Seminars program). She is the award-winning author of the Rei Shimura Series set in Japan. Read about Sujata Massey and her books at and subscribe to Sujata's email list and receive a free Perveen Mistry story.


Staff Picks
What we're loving this month...

 New Books!

Every month we add new books to our collection. 
Check to see if we have what you are looking for! 
Call us, or go to our website to check the Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS) database.

Many thanks once again to the 'Dig & Delve' Garden Club
for decorating our mantel!
Thank you to Ann Conway and Kathy Harmon for your lovely seasonal touches.

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