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The Drowned Boy (Inspector Konrad Sejer, #11)
3.50
Oh, goody! A new Karin Fossum mystery. And--it's one of her Inspector Sejer mysteries. Cool-headed Sejer and his charming junior, Skarre, are confront ...more
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Jan 07, 2016
 
Frontera Dreams
3.63
Boy gets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy gets girl back, but it’s not the same girl. In this mystery classic “Frontera Dreams,” written by Paco Ignacio Taib ...more
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Jun 30, 2011
 
The One & Only
3.10
I’ve read all of Emily Giffin’s other novels and I’ve long been a fan of her storytelling style and the fully shaped characters that she creates. In t ...more
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Jan 07, 2016
 
Shoes: What Every Woman Should Know
3.12
If you're a shoe lover, what's not to love about a micro-history of the objects of your passion? From the earliest shoes--think two, maybe three, stri ...more
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Jan 07, 2016
 
Swamplandia!
3.21
With descriptions of the Florida Everglades so vivid you’ll be reaching for the mosquito repellant, Swamplandia! is the story of the quasi-Native Amer ...more
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Sep 30, 2011
 
Vengeance (Quirke #5)
3.60
Fifth in the mystery series featuring complicated pathologist Quirke and seemingly bumbling detective Inspector Hackett. Once again set in 1950s Dubli ...more
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Nov 01, 2012
 
Shall We Dance?
4.33
Don't let the ballroom dancer in the hot, hot pink, backless dress fool you. This book is not merely a flashy promo piece for the über-popular "Dancin ...more
Apr 2009
Apr 24, 2009
 
American Vampire, Vol. 2
4.09
If you prefer evil, bloodthirsty vampires to undead eye candy, the second book in this truly scary graphic novel series is not to be missed. Following ...more
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Oct 31, 2011
 
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
3.67
The Reluctant Fundamentalist is an intense monologue from a Pakistani man, named Changez, to an unnamed dining companion, an American businessman who ...more
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Jul 28, 2012
 
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
3.77
This terrific book was written by one of the Wes Moore’s born in Baltimore’s inner city in the early 1980’s. He juxtaposes the events of his young lif ...more
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Oct 31, 2011
 
The Middlesteins
3.42
Edie Middlestein is not an easy woman to love. Her husband, Richard, and two adult children, Benny and Robin, each have tried hard to find a place in ...more
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May 30, 2013
 
The Green House
3.71
From the green house stems the surrounding plots and characters, which are the Mangachería, the mission at Santa María de Nieva, and the characters Ju ...more
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May 31, 2012
 
The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham: A Biography
4.02
Best known for his novels Of Human Bondage and The Razor’s Edge, W. Somerset Maugham was a controversial novelist and playwright. He made a fortune fr ...more
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Jun 30, 2011
 
Half Broke Horses
4.05
Feisty, strong-minded, and totally fearless are a few ways to describe Lily Casey Smith, the protagonist of Half Broke Horses, the latest novel by her ...more
Feb 2010
Feb 26, 2010
 
Phantom (Harry Hole, #9)
4.11
I am a big fan of the Scandinavian mystery writers. Stieg Larsson of "The Girl Who..." fame got me started. I think Nesbø is my next favorite. His Har ...more
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Apr 27, 2013
 
Cutting for Stone
4.28
The story of identical twins Marion and Shiva Stone begins at Missing Hospital, a Catholic mission, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, shortly after the end of ...more
May 2010
May 14, 2010
 
Every Man Dies Alone
4.21
Originally published in 1947, this novel, inspired by a true story, presents a vivid, haunting picture of life in Germany under the Nazis. Otto and An ...more
May 2010
May 17, 2010
 
Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon
4.11
“There was no shame in being a field worker. I felt proud of what I could accomplish with my bare hands,” says Dr. Q about his work as a teen. Still u ...more
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Mar 01, 2012
 
Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife
3.48
A truly bizarre, yet moving little novel. A rat named Firmin, (rhymes, with "vermin", get it?), born to an obese and alcoholic mother on the floor of ...more
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Nov 30, 2011
 
Secrets of Eden
3.43
Ever since Chris Bohjalian’s book Midwives became an Oprah book club selection, his work has been on the best seller list. His 13th novel begins with ...more
May 2010
May 21, 2010
 
Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat
3.77
Everybody eats. Foodie, glutton, picky eater, we all must eat to survive. But there are a great many who are indeed deeply interested in cooking, dini ...more
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Jul 06, 2013
 
One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)
4.03
The Jersey Shore's Snookie’s got nothing on Janet Evanovich’s disastrous bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum. Janet’s first Stephanie Plum novel, One for th ...more
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Jun 30, 2011
 
The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1)
4.13
After responding to a newspaper ad seeking "gifted children for special opportunities," four bright orphans are dispatched by Mr. Benedict on an under ...more
Aug 2010
Aug 27, 2010
 
Crazy Horse in Stillness
4.29
One poem is merely five words: "Before the ink was dry." The title is X. Picture the Sioux chief taking quill in hand to approve a treaty with white s ...more
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Jul 06, 2013
 
Stay
3.85
In an effort to console herself after the love of her life marries her best friend, an intoxicated Savannah Leone buys a six- thousand dollar Slovakia ...more
Jul 2010
Jul 16, 2010
 
The Expats
3.42
A spy novel masquerading as the story of a marriage or the story of a marriage disguised as a spy novel? Both descriptions work for this story that ke ...more
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Jun 30, 2012
 
Say Hello to Zorro!
4.09
One of the pleasures of working at our North Branch library is the opportunity it offers to see what's happening with children's books. This one cross ...more
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Mar 01, 2012
 
I Am Murdered: George Wythe, Thomas Jefferson, and the Killing That Shocked a New Nation
3.31
The murder of George Wythe, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence shocked the new nation. Even more disturbing were the laws of the ne ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 13, 2009
 
The Night Strangers
3.16
Bohjalian's latest novel offers readers a genre-blending departure from his usual fare. The Night Strangers peers into the world of a family escaping ...more
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Nov 30, 2011
 
The Hand That First Held Mine
3.86
There is often a puzzle at the core of O'Farrell's novels. In this one, we have two disparate story lines. One is set in the 1950s and 60s, one in con ...more
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Nov 30, 2012
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