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New Materials
Landslide by Susan Conley -- Literary Fiction

After a fishing accident leaves her husband hospitalized across the border in Canada, Jill is left to look after her teenage boys alone. Nothing comes easy in their remote corner of Maine. As one disaster gives way to the next, she begins to think that it's not enough to be a caring wife and mother anymore--not enough to show up when needed, to nudge her boys in the right direction, to believe everything will be okay. But how to protect this life she loves, this household, this family?

With remarkable poise and startling beauty, Landslide ushers us into a modern household where Instagram posts and old fishing tales mingle to become a kind of love language. It is a beautiful portrait of a family, as compelling as it is moving, and raises the question of how to remain devoted when the eye of the storm closes in.
The Lost Manuscript by Cathy Bonidan -- Contemporary Romance

When Anne-Lise books a room for her vacation on the Brittany coast, she has no idea this trip will start her on the path to unearthing a mystery. In search of something to read, she opens up her bedside table drawer in her hotel room, and inside she finds an abandoned manuscript. Halfway through the pages, an address is written. She sends pages to the address, in hopes of hearing a response from the unknown author.

Not only does the author write back, but he confesses that he lost the manuscript 30 years prior on a flight to Montreal, and he wasn't the author of the second half of the book. Anne-Lise can’t rest until she discovers who this second mystery author is. Through the letters exchanged by the people whose lives the manuscript has touched, she discovers long-lost love stories and intimate secrets. Romances blossom and new friends are made. Everyone's lives are made better by this bookand isn't that the point of reading? And finally, with a plot twist you don't see coming, she uncovers the astonishing identity of the author who finished the story.
Girls with Bright Futures by Tracy Dobmeier -- Thriller
 
College admissions season at Seattle's Elliott Bay Academy is marked by glowing acceptances from top-tier institutions and students as impressive as their parents are ambitious. But when Stanford alerts the school it's allotting only one spot to EBA for their incoming class, 3 mothers discover the competition is more cutthroat than they could have imagined.

Days before applications are due, one of the girls suffers a near-fatal accident, one that doesn't appear to be an accident at all.
As the community spirals out of control, 3 women will have to decide what lines they're willing to cross to secure their daughters' futures…and keep buried the secrets that threaten to destroy far more than just college dreams.
Olive Bright, Pigeoneer by Stephanie Graves -- Historical Mystery

Though war rages across mainland Europe and London is strafed by German aircraft, the little village of Pipley in Hertfordshire bustles along much as it always has. Olive Bright fills her days by helping at her father’s veterinary practice and tending to her beloved racing pigeons. Olive hopes that the National Pigeon Service will enlist their expertise and use their highly trained birds to deliver critical, coded messages for His Majesty’s Forces. 
 
The strangers who arrive in Pipley are not from the NPS. Instead, Jameson Aldridge and his associate are tied to a covert British intelligence organization known as Baker Street. If Olive wants her pigeons to help the war effort, she must do so in complete secrecy. But in the midst of her subterfuge, the village of Pipley is dealing with another mystery. Local busybody Miss Husselbee is found dead outside Olive’s pigeon loft. Is the murder tied to Olive’s new assignment? Or did Miss Husselbee finally succeed in ferreting out a secret shameful enough to kill for?
Featured Recommendations
2021 Reading Challenge
Are you participating in our 2021 Reading Challenge? Here are some ideas for February! There are lots of goodies here to get you reading different things. Download the full challenge list here and READ ON!
May We Suggest...
Jessica Hill, Children's Library Associate, recommends reading, The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher.

She liked this book because it's folk horror with a creepy atmosphere and great characters. The heroine is realistic with a dry sense of humor and has a good boy doggie sidekick. Plus, there's a creepy doll room. There's nothing more to want in a horror!
Maribel Lassuy, Cataloging and Acquisitions Library Associate, recommends reading The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

She liked this book because she's a fan of historical fiction. She also enjoyed the relationship between the two sisters who were both so different and brave.
Kim Eggers, Circulation Library Assistant, recommends reading The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones.

She liked this book because it's a horror book about 4 Native American boys who commit an act that comes back to haunt them. It's an amazing story with relevant social commentary. If you liked Stand by Me or It, you'll like this one too!
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