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Girl Waits with Gun

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Amy Stewart
Girl Waits with Gun

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Great Small Things (eAudio via Libby)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Jodi Picoult
Great Small Things

This book came up as available on Libby, by OverDrive, when I was looking for something to listen to, and since you can never go wrong with Jodi Picoult, I checked it out. I’m glad I did. Kennedy is a white public defender who steps up to help Ruth Jefferson when she’s being arraigned on a murder charge, then continues on her case. Ruth, an African-American nurse with decades of exemplary service and experience, was told not to care for the infant son of white supremacists, but then ends up being alone in the room with the boy when he becomes distressed, and ultimately he dies while she’s performing CPR. Through the backstories of the characters and the unfolding of the legal case, the book explores racism, discrimination, justice, and redemption, and gives fresh awareness of social justice.  Check our catalog

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The Book of Henry (DVD)

Thursday, January 18, 2018
The Book of Henry

Following the death of her genius son, a mother is at a loss how to continue living.  Then she begins to follow the instructions he detailed in a notebook to get justice for the girl next door.  But will she carry out the instructions completely before coming to her senses?  And will the outcome be what Henry intended?  Maybe not the most plausible story, but nonetheless original.  Check our catalog

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The Marriage Lie

Friday, November 24, 2017
Kimberly Belle
The Marriage Lie

Think there’s only one thing a spouse can lie about? When a plane goes down, and her husband, Will, is listed as a passenger, Iris learns there are numerous things a spouse can lie about. And in Will’s case, none of those things involve cheating.  Disbelieving Will is dead, Iris sets out to learn the truth about her husband, and all the plot twists keep us guessing too.  Check the catalog

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Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Marianne Monson
Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women

I like reading about women who step up to every challenge they meet. Frontier Grit tells us about twelve such women. They not only confronted challenges to better their own lives but also they often improved the lives of others. I had heard of a couple of the women, but it was a treat to meet new ones.  Check our catalog

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Breaking cat news : cats reporting on the news that matters to cats

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Georgia Dunn
Breaking cat news : cats reporting on the news that matters to cats

Often times graphic novels are just that: graphic. But Breaking Cat News: Cats Reporting on the News That Matters to Cats is a graphic novel you shouldn’t miss checking out. It’s apparent author and illustrator Georgia Dunn lives with and knows the minds of cats. I especially liked the pages where the cats reported on their (aka the expected baby’s) new furniture. I would’ve liked to have seen another panel or two for some vignettes, but that didn’t detract from the stories. Check our catalog.

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The passenger : a novel

Friday, March 17, 2017
Lisa Lutz
The passenger : a novel

Tanya Dubois goes on the run as her husband’s body cools. She claims she didn’t kill him, but why then does she feel compelled to run? And who is she really? This mystery has as many twists and turns as the protagonist has new identities. It’ll keep you guessing until the very end.  Check our catalog.

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Sausage Party (DVD)

Friday, January 20, 2017
Sausage Party

Wouldn’t you think “There’s no preparing for this Sausage Party” and “Rated R” prominently written on the jacket of this movie would’ve been fair warning about its content? Nope. I was sucked (which rhymes with the most used word in the movie) in by the cartoon characters. Makes me wonder when “contemporary community standards” caused the demise of “socially redeeming value.”  Please don’t take home this movie—which should be rated NC-17—for your children.  Check our Catalog

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Breaking Wild

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Diane Les Becquets
Breaking Wild

Set in the backcountry of Colorado, this thriller slowly reveals the influence of single incidents in the lives of the two protagonists. Amy Raye Latour is a hunter. One night she breaks the rule her grandfather taught her: never leave an injured animal unfound. Vulnerable and distraught because she couldn’t find the animal she shot, she joins in a life-changing game with her cousins. Pru Hathaway is a search and rescue responder, who has used distance to dull the pain of her life-changing incident. Yet both women have astounding perseverance. Les Becquets alternates their backstories as Hathaway and her dog search for Latour who goes missing while hunting. The author writes a believable tale, with details about hunting and search and rescue procedures, about survival.

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Speedy (DVD)

Monday, September 26, 2016
Speedy (DVD)

Like nail-biting action? A sweet love story? A good guy who gets more than his due in the end? A view of bygone days that still feels contemporary? All mixed with humor? Speedy, starring Harold Lloyd, is the movie for you!

When a thug businessman tries to wrench control of the last horse-drawn rail line in New York from his fiancé’s grandfather, Speedy takes the reins. Modern car scenes have nothing on the wild ride undertaken by Speedy as he attempts to get the hijacked carriage back on its track before time runs out. It's amazing it only crashes once. (Be sure to watch In the Footsteps of "Speedy" on the second disc. You’ll find out that a poor horse riding in the carriage kept it from overturning. Wonder what the Humane Society would say about that today!)

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