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New Materials
The Memory Collectors by Kim Neville -- Magical Realism

Ev has the mysterious ability of being able to feel the emotions people leave behind on objects. These items need to be handled extremely carefully, and - if at all possible - destroyed. The harmless ones she sells at Vancouver’s Chinatown Night Market to scrape together a living. Meanwhile, in another part of town, Harriet hoards thousands of these treasures and is starting to make her neighbors sick as the overabundance of heightened emotions start seeping through her apartment walls.

When the two women meet, Harriet knows that Ev is the only person who can help her make something truly spectacular of her collection. A museum of memory that not only feels warm and inviting but can heal the emotional wounds many people unknowingly carry around. They only know of one other person like them, and they fear the dark effects these objects had on him. But unbeknownst to them, the same darkness is wrapping itself around another, dragging them down a path that already destroyed Ev’s family once, and threatens to annihilate what little she has left.
The Dating Plan by Sara Desai -- Romantic Comedy

Daisy Patel is a software engineer who understands lists and logic better than bosses and boyfriends. With her life all planned out, and no interest in love, the one thing she can't give her family is the marriage they expect. Left with few options, she asks her childhood crush to be her decoy fiancé.

Liam Murphy is a venture capitalist with something to prove. When he learns that his inheritance is contingent on being married, he realizes his best friend's little sister has the perfect solution to his problem.

Sparks fly when Daisy and Liam go on a series of dates to legitimize their fake relationship. Too late, they realize that very little is convenient about their arrangement. History and chemistry aren't about to follow the rules of this engagement.
What Doesn't Kill You by Tessa Miller -- Autobiography/Memoir
 
Tessa Miller was an ambitious writer in New York City when, on a random fall day, her stomach began to seize up. At first, she toughed it out. but when it became undeniable that something was seriously wrong, Miller gave in to family pressure and went to the hospital―beginning a years-long nightmare of procedures, misdiagnoses, and life-threatening infections. Once she was finally correctly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, Miller faced another battle: accepting that she will never get better.

Today, an astonishing 3 in 5 adults in the United States suffer from a chronic disease―a percentage expected to rise post-Covid. Whether the illness is arthritis, asthma, Crohn's, diabetes, endometriosis, multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, or any other incurable illness, and whether the sufferer is a colleague, a loved one, or you, these diseases have an impact on just about every one of us. Miller segues seamlessly from her dramatic personal experiences into a frank look at the cultural realities (medical, occupational, social) inherent in receiving a lifetime diagnosis.
Who is Maud Dixon? by Alexandra Andrews -- Psychological Suspense

Florence Darrow is a low-level publishing employee who believes that she's destined to be a famous writer. When she stumbles into a job as the assistant to the brilliant, enigmatic novelist known as Maud Dixon — whose true identity is a secret — it appears that the universe is finally providing Florence’s big chance.
 
The arrangement seems perfect. Florence quickly falls under Maud's spell (whose real name is Helen Wilcox) and eagerly accompanies her to Morocco, where Helen’s new novel is set. Amidst the colorful streets of Marrakesh and the wind-swept beaches of the coast, Florence’s life at last feels interesting enough to inspire a novel of her own.
 
But when Florence wakes up in the hospital after a terrible car accident, with no memory of the previous night — and no sign of Helen — she’s tempted to take a shortcut. Instead of hiding in Helen’s shadow, why not upgrade into Helen's life? Not to mention her bestselling pseudonym . . .
Featured Recommendations
May We Suggest...
Marta Timbrook, Children's Library Associate, recommends reading Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend.

She likes this 3rd book in the series (along with the first 2) because it's a great series that has the feel of Harry Potter. She recommends it for anyone with a Harry Potter-sized hole in their heart.
Bob Conklin, Adult Services Librarian, recommends reading Cannery Row by John Steinbeck.

He likes this book because it depicts the quirky lives of different residents in a run-down area in Monterey, CA. It's like a book of short stories all intertwined. John Steinbeck is also his favorite author of all time.
Heather Stickel, Circulation Library Assistant, recommends reading The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams.

She likes this book (&audiobook) because it's told in their own voices how they use their faith and philosophies to find joy in troubled times.
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