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LibraryReads List September 2017

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Announcing the
September 2017

LibraryReads list!
You voted, we counted, and 
September's LibraryReads Favorite is: Little Fires Everywhere
by Celeste Ng
(Penguin Press) Little Fires Everywhere delves into family relationships and what parenthood, either biological or by adoption, means. We follow the members of two families living in the idyllic, perfectly-planned suburb of Shaker Heights, Ohio: Mia and Pearl, a mother and daughter living a less traditional lifestyle, moving from town to town every few months, and the Richardsons, the perfect nuclear family in the perfect suburb...until Izzy Richardson burns her family home down. Ng's superpower is her ability to pull you into her books from the very first sentence!”

Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

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An excellent psychological thriller. Walker feeds you bits and pieces about the relationship between a narcissistic mother and her two daughters. The daughters disappear for three years after which one comes home. Told from the point of view of the one daughter who returned home and the detective who has been on the case since the disappearance and who had a similar mother herself.

Evening Road by Laird Hunt

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A great little novel about two women from very different backgrounds who, along a road, briefly encounter each other on a terrible day in American history when 3 people were lynched in a small town in Indiana.
I had never heard the terms for varying shades of skin tone that were used in this book. Cornsilk, cornflower, corntassle, and cornroot, very interesting.

Last Cowboys of San Geronimo by Ian Stansel

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This story starts with a man (Silas) killing his brother (Frank) in the first paragraph. Then he just gets on his horse and rides off! Well, I just had to keep reading.
Thank you Ian for a great little story that is just under 200 pages. It can be done!

LibraryReads List August 2017

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Announcing the
August 2017

LibraryReads list!
You voted, we counted, and 
August's LibraryReads Favorite is: Young Jane Young
A Novel
by Gabrielle Zevin
(Algonquin Books) “Aviva Grossman was involved in a relationship with her boss, who just happened to be a member of Congress. She becomes ostracized as her name is associated with scandal and reinvents herself as Jane Young. She has a daughter, Ruby, who decides to run away to look for her father. Ruby learns things are not always what they seem. I loved Zevin's engaging style. The characters are flawed and real. You are rooting for them until the end.” -Audra Bartholomew, Bossier Parish Library, Bossier City, LA