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Entombed

by Linda Fairstein
Sunday, February 24, 2008

This is not just a good mystery featuring New York City sex crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper. It is also a good story that features much trivia about Edgar Allan Poe. Alexandra Cooper investigates two crimes, a rape and a murder, which at first appear to be related. Complications arise from the discovery of a corpse found entombed in the walls of a home connected to Edgar Allan Poe. The search leads to a mysterious club of Poe scholars, the Bronx Botanical Gardens, the United Nations, and some chilling near-death experiences. An exciting adventure all the way through.

Kathleen Z., Library Director

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The Mermaid Chair

by Sue Monk Kidd
Sunday, February 24, 2008

A story that keeps unfolding in creative ways following the life and passions of the main character, Jessie Sullivan, as it progresses through thought-provoking turns. After her daughter goes off to college and her mother needs medical care, Jessie is forced to confront the stories about the death of her father when she was a child as her life turns completely in a new direction.

Kathleen Z., Library Director

Check the...

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sunny describes her mom as “too depressed to take antidepressants” and it is Sunny’s job to take care of pretty much everything. And Sunny is managing. Until the day the letter arrives – the letter from Sunny’s sister Jazz. The sister who died in a fire. Dead girls don’t write letters. Then the girl arrives claiming to be Jazz… Just what is happening?

Holly, Youth Services

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Think about what it means to make a promise...

It’s 1906 in up state New York.Mattie made a promise to her dying mother – to stay on the farm, helping her father raising her younger siblings.But Mattie wants to go to college.She has a way with words and a scholarship waiting.To help make ends meet, Mattie takes a job at one of the summer resorts.Here she makes another promise- to burn some letters for a guest.But before she does, the guest ends up dead.Does one have to keep a promise to a dead person?Even when it means giving up one’s dreams of college?Or when the letters could help solve the mystery surrounding a death?

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Peak

by Roland Smith
Sunday, February 24, 2008

The story of a fourteen year old boy who attempts to not only make the journey up Mount Everest, but be the youngest person to reach the top. As he makes this journey, he also learns more about his father, who he has never really gotten the chance to know. One of my favorite teen books of 2007.

A great adventure book - especially for teen boys!

Janice, Youth Services

 

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