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New Materials
Jane in Love by Rachel Givney -- Adaptation/Romance

Bath, England, 1803. Jane Austen prefers walking and reading to balls and assemblies; she dreams of someday publishing her carefully crafted stories. In grave danger of becoming a spinster, Jane goes searching for a radical solution—and as a result, time-travels. She lands in Bath, England, present day on the film set of Northanger Abbey. Sofia Wentworth is a Hollywood actress starring in a new period film and when she meets Jane, she marvels at the young actress who can’t seem to "break character," even off set. And Jane—acquainting herself with the shocking twenty-first century— meets Sofia, a woman unlike anyone she’s ever met before. Then she meets Fred, Sofia’s brother, who has the audacity to be handsome, clever, and kind-hearted.

What happens when Jane, against her better judgement, falls in love with Fred? And when Sofia learns the truth about her new friend Jane? And worst of all, if Jane stays with Fred, will she ever achieve her dream, the one she's now seen come true?
The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein -- Young Adult Historical Fiction

1940. Facing a seemingly endless war, fifteen-year-old Louisa Adair wants to fight back, make a difference, do something-anything to escape the Blitz and the ghosts of her parents, who were killed by enemy action. But when she accepts a position caring for an elderly German woman in the small village of Windyedge, Scotland, it hardly seems like a meaningful contribution. Still, the war feels closer than ever in Windyedge, where Ellen McEwen, a volunteer driver with the Royal Air Force, and Jamie Beaufort-Stuart, a flight leader for the 648 Squadron, are facing a barrage of unbreakable code and enemy attacks they can't anticipate.

Their paths converge when a German pilot lands in Windyedge under mysterious circumstances and plants a key that leads Louisa to an unparalleled discovery: an Enigma machine that translates German code. Louisa, Ellen, and Jamie must work together to unravel a puzzle that could turn the tide of the war, but doing so will put them directly in the cross-hairs of the enemy.

Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March -- Historical Mystery
 
In 1892, Bombay is the center of British India. Nearby, Captain Jim Agnihotri lies in Poona military hospital recovering from a skirmish on the wild northern frontier, with little to do but re-read the tales of his idol, Sherlock Holmes, and browse the daily papers. The case that catches Captain Jim's attention is being called the crime of the century: Two women fell from the busy university’s clock tower in broad daylight. Moved by Adi, the widower of one of the victims — his certainty that his wife and sister did not commit suicide — Captain Jim approaches the Parsee family and is hired to investigate what happened that terrible afternoon.

But in a land of divided loyalties, asking questions is dangerous. Captain Jim's investigation disturbs the shadows that seem to follow the Framji family and triggers an ominous chain of events. And when lively Lady Diana Framji joins the hunt for her sisters’ attackers, Captain Jim’s heart isn’t safe, either.
The Best of Me by David Sedaris -- Humor Writing

For more than twenty-five years, David Sedaris has been carving out a unique literary space, virtually creating his own genre. A Sedaris story may seem confessional, but is also highly attuned to the world outside. It opens our eyes to what is at absurd and moving about our daily existence. And it is almost impossible to read without laughing.
 
Now, for the first time collected in one volume, the author brings us his funniest and most memorable work. In these stories, Sedaris shops for rare taxidermy, hitchhikes with a lady quadriplegic, and spits a lozenge into a fellow traveler’s lap. He drowns a mouse in a bucket, struggles to say “give it to me” in five languages, and hand-feeds a carnivorous bird.
Featured Recommendations
May We Suggest...
Tess Hurt, Library Associate in the Children's Department, recommends reading The Toll by Cherie Priest.

She liked this book because it's very atmospheric and creepy with unique and compelling characters. She loved the mysterious town of Staywater and the mythology the author created. She's hoping it turns into a series!
Jennifer Christiansen, Circulation Services Coordinator, recommends reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

She liked this book, specifically audiobook, because the narrator is fabulous and does the different voices really well. It's a great story!
Becca Bacon, Adult Services Librarian, recommends reading Being Toffee by Sarah Crossan.

She liked this book because it's a moving novel in verse about a young woman running from home who forms an unlikely friendship with a woman suffering from dementia. It's a quick read that packs a punch.
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