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STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS

Nooks and Crannies

by Jessica Lawson

Tabitha Crum is a girl with a big imagination and a love for mystery novels, though her parents think her only talent is being a nuisance. She doesn't have a friend in the world, except her pet mouse, Pemberley, with whom she shares her dingy attic bedroom.

Then, on the heels of a rather devastating announcement made by her mother and father, Tabitha receives a mysterious invitation to the country estate of the wealthy but reclusive Countess of Windermere,
whose mansion is rumored to be haunted. There, she finds herself among five other children, none of them sure why they've been summoned. But soon, a very big secret will be revealed— a secret that will change their lives forever and put Tabitha’s investigative skills to the test.(Goodreads.com)

 

"Nooks and Crannies realy has everything I love in a book. Guests snowed in at a mansion, a suspicious butler, secrets, murders! Ghost! Mice! It's one of the many wonderful books that has proved there really in no age restriction on books." Autumn Ament, Library Desk Clerk

  

The Place Between Breaths by An Na

Grace and her father live their life in the shadow of her mother who disappeared from their lives years ago. Her father has dedicated his life to helping recruit the best scientist in the world in the hopes that one of them will unlock the genetic key to schizophrenia (the condition that plagued Grace's mom and the reason for her disappearance). Grace interns in the same lab but she's hiding a secret from her father--she's developing symptoms as well.

 

This is the heartbreaking story of Grace's battle with schizophrenia and struggle to live a normal life while hiding the reality of her condition. I found it very well written, tragically so. The fear Grace felt all the time pervades the pages of the book. Her tenuous grasp on reality comes through time and again as the reader learns what is real and what isn't. I'd recommend this book to anyone looking to learn more about schizophrenia and the shattering effect it has on people's lives.

Tina Dalton, Youth Services Librarian


New York Times BEST SELLERS LIST (May 20, 2018)

These best sellers are in our collection in print and audiobook format. Check them out.

 

FICTION:

  
 

Camino Island by John Grisham (22 weeks on the list)

A search for stolen rare manuscripts leads to a Florida island.

 

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate (32 weeks on the list)

A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable pratices of a Tennessee orphanage.

 

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (28 weeks on the list)

An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

 

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (24 weeks on the list)

It's 2044, life on a resource-depleted Earth is grim, and the key to a vast fortune is hidden in a virtual-reality world.

 

Twisted Prey by John Sandford (2 weeks on the list)

The 28th book in the Prey series. A federal marshal looks into the actions of a member of the Senate Intelligence.

 

NONFICTION:

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson (52 Weeks on the list)

A straightford, easy-to-understand introduction to the laws that govern the universe.

Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright (4 weeks on the list)

The former secretary of state examines the legacy of fascism in the 20th century and its potential revival.

 

I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara (10 weeks on the list)

The late true-crime journalist's search for the serial murderer and rapist knwon as "the Golden Gate State Killer."

 

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann (46 weeks on the list)

The story of a murder spree in the 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose land contained oil.

 

Educated by Tara Westover (11 weeks on the list)

The daughter of survivalists, who kept is kept out of school, educates herself enough o leave home for university.

 

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