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New Materials
City of Windows by Robert Pobi -- Mystery

During the worst blizzard in memory, an FBI agent is killed by a nearly impossible sniper shot. Unable to pinpoint where the shot came from, the agent-in-charge turns to the one man who might be able to help them―former FBI agent Lucas Page.
Page, a university professor and bestselling author, left the FBI years ago after a tragic event robbed him of a leg, an arm, an eye, and the willingness to continue. But he has an amazing ability to read a crime scene, figure out angles and trajectories in his head, and he might be the only one to be able to find the sniper’s nest. With a new wife and family, Lucas Page has no interest in helping the FBI―except for the fact that the victim was his former partner.
We Are All Good People Here by Susan Rebecca White -- Literary Fiction

Eve Whalen meets Daniella Gold in the fall of 1962, on their first day at Belmont College. Paired as roommates, the two become fast friends. Daniella has always felt caught between two worlds. But at Belmont, her bond with Eve allows her to finally experience a sense of belonging. That is, until the girls’ expanding awareness of the South’s systematic injustice forces them to question everything they thought they knew about the world and their places in it.

Eve veers toward radicalism—a choice pragmatic Daniella cannot fathom. After a tragedy, Eve returns to Daniella for help in beginning anew, hoping to shed her past. But the past isn’t so easily buried, as Daniella and Eve discover when their daughters are endangered by secrets meant to stay hidden.

Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton -- Apocalyptic Fiction

S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle's wild crows, and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos ®.

Then Big Jim's eyeball falls out of his head, and S.T. starts to feel like something isn't quite right. His most tried-and-true remedies--from beak-delivered beer to the slobbering affection of Big Jim's loyal but dim-witted dog, Dennis--fail to cure Big Jim's debilitating malady. S.T. is left with no choice but to abandon his old life and venture out into a wild and frightening new world with his trusty steed Dennis, where he discovers that the neighbors are devouring each other and the local wildlife is abuzz with rumors of dangerous new predators roaming Seattle. Humanity's extinction has seemingly arrived, and the only one determined to save it is a foul-mouthed crow whose knowledge of the world around him comes from his TV-watching education.
All the Water in the World by Karen Raney -- Fiction

Maddy is sixteen. Smart, funny, and profound, she has loyal friends, a mother with whom she’s unusually close, a father she’s never met, devoted grandparents, and a crush on a boy named Jack. Maddy also has cancer. Living in the shadow of uncertainty, she is forced to grow up fast.

All the Water in the World  is the story of a family doing its best when faced with the worst. Told in the alternating voices of Maddy and her mother, Eve, the narrative moves between the family’s lake house in Pennsylvania; their home in Washington, DC; and London, where Maddy’s father, Antonio, lives. Hungry for experience, Maddy seeks out her first romantic relationship, finds solace in music and art, and tracks down Antonio. She continually tests the depths and limits of her closeness with her mother, while Eve has to come to terms with the daughter she only partly knows, in a world she can’t control.
EXTRA! EXTRA!
Come spend time with Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers. This finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction is a powerful & emotional tale of loss, heartbreak, and survival. Don't miss this night!
May We Suggest...
Kim Schimmel, Technical Services Assistant here at MPL, recommends reading Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future by Pete Buttigieg.

She liked the book because she loves biographies and enjoyed the insight into Mayor Buttigieg's life.
Jennifer Everitt, Library Associate in the Circulation Department here at MPL, recommends reading The Valedictorian of Being Dead by Heather B. Armstrong.

She liked this book because it was a really great read about a woman's struggle with depression and her participation in an experimental clinical trial.
Tess Hurt, Circulation Services Coordinator here at MPL, recommends reading The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware.

She liked the book because it's a very creepy mystery that kept her in suspense. She also listened to the audiobook and really enjoys the narrator.
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