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New Materials
The Caregiver by Samuel Park

Ana, a struggling voice-over actress, does everything in her power to care for her little girl, Mara.

Things begin to unravel when Ana becomes involved with a civilian rebel group attempting to undermine the bureaucracy that rules over 1980s Rio de Janeiro. When Mara is forced to escape, she emigrates to CA as an undocumented immigrant and finds employment as a caregiver to a young woman dying of stomach cancer. It’s here that she begins to grapple with her turbulent past and starts to uncover vital truths—about her mother, herself, and what it means to truly take care of someone.
Zero Sum Game by S.L. Huang

Cas Russell is good at math. Scary good. The vector calculus blazing through her head lets her smash through armed men twice her size and dodge every bullet in a gunfight. As far as Cas knows, she’s the only person around with a superpower...until she discovers someone with a power even more dangerous than her own. Someone who can reach directly into people’s minds and twist their brains into Moebius strips. Someone intent on becoming the world’s puppet master. Cas should run, like she usually does, but for once she's involved.

There’s only one problem: She doesn’t know which of her thoughts are her own anymore.

Fight or Flight by Samantha Young

A series of chance encounters leads to a sizzling new romance.

The universe is conspiring against Ava Breevort. As if flying back to Phoenix to bury a childhood friend wasn't bad enough, a cloud of volcanic ash traveling from overseas delayed her flight back home to Boston. Her last ditch attempt to salvage the trip was thwarted by an arrogant Scotsman, Caleb Scott, who steals a first class seat out from under her. Then over the course of their journey home, their antagonism somehow makes for the steamiest layover Ava's ever had. And that's all it was--until Caleb shows up on her doorstep. 
November Road by Lou Berney

Frank Guidry's skills have made him an invaluable part of Carlos Marcello's illegal New Orleans empire, but they don't protect him when he becomes a loose end. On the run and struggling to stay one step ahead of a terrifyingly proficient hit man, Frank meets Charlotte Roy and her two daughters. As he and Charlotte begin to care for each other, Frank has to decide whether he can safely take her and the girls with him on his escape.

Set against the assassination of JFK, a poignant and evocative crime novel that centers on a desperate cat-and-mouse chase across 1960s America—a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities, and the hope of second chances.
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What The Celebs Are Reading
The October pick for Reese Witherspoon's book club is This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel, a thought-provoking family drama.
Sarah Jessica Parker, the honorary chair for ALA's Book Club Central , chose She Would Be King by Wayetu Moore as the latest pick. This book reimagines the early years of Liberia through three characters' eyes.
Emma Watson runs a book club via goodreads, Our Shared Shelf . Her latest pick for the club is the classic Rebecca by Daphne Du Marier, a Gothic tale of romantic suspense.
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