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New Materials
These Ghosts are Family by Maisy Card -- Literary Fiction

Stanford Solomon has a shocking, thirty-year-old secret. And it’s about to change the lives of everyone around him. Stanford Solomon is actually Abel Paisley, a man who faked his own death and stole the identity of his best friend. And now, nearing the end of his life, Stanford is about to meet his firstborn daughter, Irene Paisley, a home health aide who has unwittingly shown up for her first day of work to tend to the father she thought was dead.

These Ghosts Are Family  revolves around the consequences of Abel’s decision and tells the story of the Paisley family from colonial Jamaica to present day Harlem. There is Vera, whose widowhood forced her into the role of single mother. There are two daughters and a granddaughter who have never known they are related. And there are others, like the house boy who loved Vera, whose lives might have taken different courses if not for Abel Paisley’s actions.
We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry -- Coming-of-Age Fiction

Set in the coastal town of Danvers, Massachusetts, where the accusations began that led to the 1692 witch trials,  We Ride Upon Sticks  follows the 1989 Danvers High School Falcons field hockey team, who will do anything to make it to the state finals—even if it means tapping into some devilishly dark powers.
 
Helmed by good-girl captain Abby Putnam (a descendant of the infamous Salem accuser Ann Putnam) and her co-captain Jen Fiorenza (whose bleached blond “Claw” sees and knows all), the Falcons prove to be wily, original, and bold, flaunting society's stale notions of femininity in order to find their glorious true selves through the crucible of team sport and, more importantly, friendship.
Watching from the Dark by Gytha Lodge -- Mystery

Aidan Poole logs on to his laptop late at night to Skype his girlfriend, Zoe. To his horror, he realizes that there is someone else in her flat. Aidan can only listen to the sounds of a violent struggle taking place in the bathroom—and then the sound of silence. He is desperate to find out if Zoe is okay. But then why is he so hesitant to call the police?

When Aidan’s cryptic messages finally reach them, Detective Chief Inspector Jonah Sheens and his team take the case—and discover the body. They soon find that no one has a bad word to say about Zoe, a big hearted young artist at the center of a curious web of waifs and strays, each relying on her for support, each hiding dark secrets and buried resentments. Has one of her so-called “friends” been driven to murder? Or does Aidan have the biggest secret of them all?
The Twenty-Ninth Day by Alex Messenger -- Adventure Writing

A six-hundred-mile canoe trip in the Canadian wilderness is a seventeen-year-old's dream adventure, but after he is mauled by a grizzly bear, it's all about staying alive.
This true-life wilderness survival epic recounts seventeen-year-old Alex Messenger's near-lethal encounter with a grizzly bear during a canoe trip in the Canadian tundra. The story follows Alex and his five companions as they paddle north through harrowing rapids and stunning terrain. Twenty-nine days into the trip, while out hiking alone, Alex is attacked by a barren-ground grizzly. Left for dead, he wakes to find that his summer adventure has become a struggle to stay alive. Over the next hours and days, Alex and his companions tend his wounds and use their resilience, ingenuity, and dogged perseverance to reach help at a remote village a thousand miles north of the US-Canadian border.

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May We Suggest...
Deborah Shippy, Cataloging and Acquisitions Coordinator, recommends reading Firewatching by Russ Thomas.

She liked the book because it is a well-written mystery with great characters. Not to mention the fabulous cover!
Anita Mehuys, Adult Services Librarian, recommends reading Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey.

She liked the book because it was a fast-paced space adventure with some hard boiled detective elements. It's also the basis for Amazon Prime's new series, The Expanse .
Becca Bacon, Adult Services Librarian, recommends reading Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin .

She liked this book because it's a fun and updated version of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Even if you're not a fan of the classic tale, this will sweep you off your feet.
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