AUGUST 2019 NEWSLETTER
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STAFF PICKS
JAN'S PICK
Emperors of the Deep
by William McKeever
Forget everything you think you know about sharks. This impeccably researched book shows sharks in all their beauty and complexity. The author speaks to researchers who dive with sharks the world over -- -and then dives with some himself. He brings to light both the challenges they face and their incredible importance to the health of the ocean as a whole. 
BARB'S PICK
The Dearly Beloved
by Cara Wall
Charles and Lily, James and Nan. In this accomplished novel, we follow these two couples through the decades as they navigate the paths of love and friendship, misunderstandings, forgiveness, marriage and children, and wrestle with the meaning of faith and how that faith works itself out in daily life. This is already gaining wonderful reviews. A must read.

Releasing August 13th
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MARIANNE'S PICK
The Great Unexpected
by Dan Mooney
Joel lives in a nursing home. He's fed up with life and begins to plan a way out when his new roommate, a retired soap opera actor named Frank, moves in and turns the nursing-home community upside down.

Though the two men couldn’t be more opposite, a fast friendship is formed when Frank is the only one who listens to and stands up for Joel. When he tells Frank about his burgeoning plan, they embark together on a mission to find the perfect escape, and along the way will discover that it’s never too late for new beginnings.

A heartwarming and humorous story about friendship, hope, and never giving up.
MITZI'S PICK
Misogyny: The World's Oldest Prejudice
by J. Holland
This hard hitting and well written book begins with a beautiful tribute to the late Jack Holland by his daughter, Jenny Holland, together in his last days they worked together to complete this very important project. Although this is very tough subject matter Jack Holland presents his facts, and research in a clear and accessible style, allowing the reader to digest the information and still maintain some hope for a better future. I highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the history of and the roots of misogyny.
 
TOM'S PICK
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
by Kim Michele Richardson
Inspired by the true and historical blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project,  The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek  provides an authentic Appalachian voice to a story of hope, heartbreak and raw courage and shows one woman’s strength, despite it all, to push beyond the dark woods of Troublesome Creek.

This is a very will researched historical novel. It follows Bluet through her story of hope and heartbreak. Well told, great book club read! 
RACHAEL'S PICK
We Have Always Been Here
by Samra Habib
A brave and fascinating story of self-discovery. I picked this book up with no expectations - an intriguing title? Eye-catching cover? A world so utterly different from my own? But I was quickly drawn into the story of Samra's search to escape what she perceived as the shackles of Islam in order to find out who she was and her journey back to embrace her religion with fresh eyes and understanding. 
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Turbulence
by David Szalay

Swan Song
by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

The Shepherd's Hut
by Tim Winton
The Peacock Summer
by Hannah Richell

The Night of Rome
by Carlo Bonini &
Giancarlo De Cataldo

Don't You Forget About Me
by Mhairi McFarlane

The Mountain Master of Sha Tin
by Ian Hamilton

Meet Me In Monaco
by Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb

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NEW RELEASES
HARDCOVER
Knife
by Jo Nesbo
Mystery

Harry Hole has a lot of experience with waking up hungover. But there's one troubling thing that's different this time: his hands and clothes are covered with blood. It's a sign that not only is Harry about to come to face with an old, deadly foe, but also with his darkest personal challenge yet.
    A man like Harry better watch his back.
Cucina Siciliana
by Ursula Ferrigno
Cookbooks

Sicily is a beguiling place and its prominent position has led to repeated conquests over the centuries, which has left an extraordinary cultural legacy and a reputation as the melting pot of the Mediterranean. The island’s unique food is bright, earthy, and suffused with the intensity of the Sicilian sun. Juicy tomatoes, the island’s own fragrant olive oil, wild fennel, and citrus fruits are all staple ingredients. Here you’ll discover authentic recipes for the best food Sicily has to offer including antipasti, vibrant salads, light soups, and pasta. 
The New Rules of Pregnancy
by Adrienne L. Simone, MD
Health

Finally, a calming pregnancy book that cuts through the noise to tell expectant mothers exactly what they need to know, and what they can stop obsessing about and over-researching. In  The New Rules of Pregnancy , two leading OB-GYNs guide you, the modern pregnant woman, through all aspects of pregnant life in an easy-to-digest, compassionate, and motivating way.
The Joy of Running
by Jackie Corley
Sports

There's an innate feeling of well-being that comes with this activity as well as a great sense of freedom in one's journey which are highlighted in the quote collection  The Joy of Running . Whether training solo for marathon or with your community in a local 5k, running is a fun, rewarding activity.  The Joy of Running  is the perfect gift for runners of every level.
QueenSpotting: Meet the Remarkable Queen Bee and Discover the Drama at the Heart of the Hive
By Hilary Kearney
Nature

This book celebrates the unique, fascinating life of the queen bee and chronicles royal hive happenings. Readers will thrill at Kearney’s adventures in capturing these swarms from the strange places they settle. Fascinating, fun, and instructive, backyard beekeepers and nature lovers alike will find reason to return to the pages again and again.
This is How You Lose the Time War
by Amal El-Mohtar
Science-Fiction

Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads:  Burn before reading. 

Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future.
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This month our lucky winner will receive, a copy of The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger, a $35.00 value.

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