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April Library Reads List

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Announcing the April 2015 LibraryReads list!
You voted, we counted, and April's LibraryReads Favorite is: At the Water's Edge: A Novel
by Sara Gruen (Spiegel & Grau) “Set in Loch Ness, right in the middle of WWII, a foolish group of rich Americans arrive in search of the famous monster. Narrator Maddie must make sense of the circumstances that have brought her to this wild locale. Only then can she discover the strength she needs to make her own decisions. Enjoy a delightfully intriguing cast of characters and the engaging style of storytelling that has made Gruen so popular.” Paulette Brooks, Elm Grove Public Library, Elm Grove, WI Like this list? Download the handouts on our website to start planning displays and driving holds! And now, the rest of the LibraryReads April Top 10: The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan (Grand Central Publishing) “This delightful spin on

The Swimmer by Joakim Zander

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This debut novel by Swedish writer Zander is certainly an international espionage page-turner! It begins with a Damascus car bombing that kills a woman with an infant girl, Klara. The bomb was meant for the Klara's father. Years later Klara, now an adult and working as an aid in a government building, finds herself in the middle of  a hunt for information on a computer she possesses that could be the end of the CIA if it is released. Complete with a cold and stormy winter night on an island in the Swedish Archipelago who will come to Klara's rescue?
Very Good!

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

With Harper Lee’s new book “Go Set a Watchman,” coming out in July, the Evening Book Club chose to read “To Kill a Mocking Bird” in April. It is one of my favorite classics that takes you back in time.  Thankfully a lot of things have changed in regards to racism that happen in 1936. It is interesting to see a little girls view on segregation fifty years ago. I loved Harper Lee’s book in high school, and enjoyed rereading “To Kill a Mockingbird” years later.
The Library's Evening Book Club is on the second Thursday of each month at 7pm if you care to join us. -- submitted by Michelle

Thieves of Baghdad: One Marine's Passion for Ancient Civilizations and the Journey to Recover the World's Greatest Stolen Treasures by Matthew Bogdanos

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Marine Matthew Bogdanos has a law degree, a degree in classics, and two Master's degrees in classics and strategic studies from the Army War College. It is no wonder then that he was sent to investigate the supposed looting of the Museum complex in Baghdad.  He did much more than investigate, heading a team of experts in finding and restoring valuable treasures.  A lot like the recovery efforts of the Monuments Men. -- submitted by Joan

Believer: My Forty Years in Politics by David Axelrod

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This is the autobiography of the powerful political consultant who helped elect Barack Obama. It delves into Axelrod's childhood and early interest in politics, his education and forays into journalism which helped him see campaigning from both perspectives - the journalist and the campaign strategist. Fascinating! -- submitted by Joan