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Staff Pick: Clark and Division

September 3, 2021
Catherine

Jennifer recently enjoyed Clark and Division by Edgar Award-winner Noami Hirahara, an atmospheric historical mystery based on real events. 

"This atmospheric story accurately portrays a Japanese family’s adverse experiences upon release from an internment camp in 1944. Aki Ito moves with her parents to Chicago to rejoin her sister, Rose, only to be told that Rose died in a subway train accident at the Clark and Division station. This unthinkable tragedy compels our strong female character to uncover what really happened and bring the perpetrator to justice.

Staff Pick: Call Me Indian

August 31, 2021
Catherine

Julie recently enjoyed Call Me Indian by Fred Sasakamoose, a memoir by the hockey star whose life served as inspiration for Richard Wagamese's Indian Horse.

Staff Picks: I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf

August 26, 2021
Catherine

Kristin recently enjoyed I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf by Grant Snider, an illustrated book that will call out to bibliophiles. Here is her review:

Staff Pick: I Have No Secrets

August 19, 2021
Catherine

Marg recently enjoyed I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson, a captivating YA mystery novel with an ability-diverse cast of characters. 

Fourteen year old Jemma lives with Cerebral Palsy and is confined to a wheelchair unable to communicate. She resides with loving foster parents and two other fostered children and has a home healthcare provider named Sarah who is like family.

Staff Picks: That Summer

August 13, 2021
Catherine

Patricia recently enjoyed That Summer by Jennifer Weiner, a beach read with some surprising depth. Here is her review:

Staff Picks: A Shared Secret

July 15, 2021
Catherine

Karen recently enjoyed A Secret Shared by Patricia MacLachlan, a "sweet family story" about adoption for school-age kids. 

Staff Picks: A Town Called Solace

July 14, 2021
Catherine

Chantell recently enjoyed A Town Called Solace written by Mary Lawson, "a compelling and lifelike story that was a delight to read". Here is her review:

Staff Picks: The Royal Governess

July 14, 2021
Catherine

Kristin recently enjoyed The Royal Governess by Wendy Holden, a richly detailed historical novel about the childhood of Queen Elizabeth II told from the perspective of her governess. Here's Kristin's review:

Staff Pick: Accidentally Engaged

July 9, 2021
Catherine

Patricia recently enjoyed Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron, a witty romance that combines food and family drama. Here is her review:

Accidentally Engaged offers a funny look at arranged marriage, family over-involvement, and online cooking shows. Reena and Nadim meet on the stairs of their apartment building and there is an instant attraction. For Reena it is Nadim’s British accent and great body. For Nadim it is Reena’s curly hair and the smell of the bread she bakes.

Staff Pick: We Are Inevitable

June 25, 2021
Catherine

Coleen recently enjoyed We Are Inevitable, the latest book by bestselling YA author Gayle Foreman. Check out her review:

The siren call of a bookstore theme drew me to We Are Inevitable, a Young Adult tale that talks about books (obviously), interspersed with themes of grief and addiction.