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Rebecca Starford
Description: "Evelyn Varley has always been ambitious and clever. As a girl, she earned a scholarship to a prestigious academy well above her parents’ means, gaining her a best friend from one of England’s wealthiest families. In 1939, with an Oxford degree in hand and war looming, Evelyn finds herself recruited into an elite MI5 counterintelligence unit. A ruthless secret society seeks an alliance with Germany and, posing as a Nazi sympathizer, Evelyn must build a case to expose their treachery. But as she is drawn deeper into layers of duplicity—perhaps of her own making—some of those closest to her become embroiled in her investigation. With Evelyn’s loyalties placed under extraordinary pressure, she’ll face an impossible choice: save her country or the people who love her. Her decision echoes for years after the war, impacting everyone who thought they knew the real Evelyn Varley" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Sta
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Morgan Jerkins
Description: "Laila desperately wants to become a mother, but each of her previous pregnancies has ended in heartbreak. This time has to be different, so she turns to the Melancons, an old and powerful Harlem family known for their caul, a precious layer of skin that is the secret source of their healing power. When a deal for Laila to acquire a piece of caul falls through, she is heartbroken, but when the child is stillborn, she is overcome with grief and rage. What she doesn't know is that a baby will soon be delivered in her family -- by her niece, Amara, an ambitious college student -- and delivered to the Melancons to raise as one of their own. Hallow is special: she's born with a caul, and their matriarch, Maman, predicts the girl will restore the family's prosperity. Growing up, Hallow feels that something in her life is not right. Did Josephine, the woman she calls mother, really bring her into the world? Why does her cousin Helena get to go to school and roam the streets of New York freely while she's confined to the family's decrepit brownstone? As the Melancons' thirst to maintain their status grows, Amara, now a successful lawyer running for district attorney, looks for a way to avenge her longstanding grudge against the family. When mother and daughter cross paths, Hallow will be forced to decide where she truly belongs" --Publisher's description.
Call Number: LP FIC Jer
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 13, 2021
Brenda (Brenda Streater) Jackson
Description: "Victoria Madaris is next on her great-grandmother’s matchmaking list—which suits her just fine. She’s laser-focused on her career and doesn’t have time to concentrate on her love life, too. Knowing that Mama Laverne is vetting unsuitable candidates—like rising US senator Roman Malone—makes things easy. But Roman unexpectedly ticks all of Victoria’s boxes. The longtime family friend is outrageously sexy, and every time they meet, their chemistry crackles. Being a journalist, though, Victoria just doesn’t trust politicians. The more Victoria gets to know Roman, the harder it is to resist him. Her head is saying play it safe, but is her heart strong enough to go against her better judgment?" --Amazon.
Call Number: LP FIC Jac
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 7, 2021
Jojo Moyes
Description: "Isabel Delancey, a classical violinist, has always taken her comfortable life for granted. But when her husband dies suddenly, leaving her with a mountain of debt, she and her two children are forced to abandon their home and move to the Spanish House, a now-dilapidated manor Isabel inherited in the English countryside. With the house falling down around them, and the last of her savings disappearing fast, Isabel turns to her neighbors for help, not knowing that her mere presence there has stirred up long-standing obsessions. As she fights to make her house a home, passions and lives collide. Isabel will discover an instinct for survival she never knew she had--and that a heart can play a new song" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Moy
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 13, 2021
Sara Ackerman
Description: Daisy Wilder prefers the company of horses to people, bare feet and salt water to high heels and society parties. Then, in the dizzying aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Daisy enlists in a top secret program, replacing male soldiers in a war zone for the first time. Under fear of imminent invasion, the Women's Air Raid Defense guides pilots into blacked-out airstrips and tracks unidentified planes across Pacific skies. But not everyone thinks the women are up to the job, and the new recruits must rise above their differences and work side by side despite the resistance and heartache they meet along the way. With America’s future on the line, Daisy is determined to prove herself worthy. And with the man she’s falling for out on the front lines, she cannot fail. From radar towers on remote mountaintops to flooded bomb shelters, she’ll need her new team when the stakes are highest. Because the most important battles are fought—and won—together.
Call Number: LP FIC Ack
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Viola Shipman
Description: "Elizabeth, Veronica, Rachel and Emily met at Camp Birchwood as girls in 1985, where over four summers they were the Clover Girls--inseparable for those magical few weeks of freedom--until the last summer that pulled them apart. Now approaching middle age, the women are facing challenges they never imagined as teens, struggles with their marriages, their children, their careers, and wondering who it is they see when they look in the mirror. Then Liz, V and Rachel each receive a letter from Emily with devastating news. She implores the girls who were once her best friends to reunite at Camp Birchwood one last time, to spend a week together revisiting the dreams they'd put aside and repair the relationships they'd allowed to sour. But the women are not the same idealistic, confident girls who once ruled Camp Birchwood, and perhaps some friendships aren't meant to last forever ..."-- Publisher's description.
Call Number: LP FIC Shi
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
S. Kirk Walsh
Description: "Belfast, October 1940. Twenty-year-old zookeeper Hettie Quin arrives at the city docks in time to meet her new charge: an orphaned three-year-old Indian elephant named Violet. As Violet adjusts to her new solitary life in captivity and Hettie mourns the recent loss of her sister and the abandonment of her father, new storm clouds gather. A world war rages, threatening a city already reeling from escalating tensions between British Loyalists and those fighting for a free and unified Ireland. The relative peace is shattered by air-raid sirens on the evening of Easter Tuesday 1941. Over the course of the next five hours, hundreds of bombs rain down upon Belfast, claiming almost a thousand lives and decimating the city. Dodging the debris and carnage of the Luftwaffe attack, Hettie runs to the zoo to make sure that Violet is unharmed. The harrowing ordeal and ensuing aftermath set the pair on a surprising path that highlights the indelible, singular bond that often brings mankind and animals together during horrifying times" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Wal
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 7, 2021
Dawnie Walton
Description: "Opal is a fiercely independent young woman pushing against the grain in her style and attitude, Afro-punk before that term existed. Coming of age in Detroit, she can't imagine settling for a 9-to-5 job--despite her unusual looks, Opal believes she can be a star. So when the aspiring British singer/songwriter Neville Charles discovers her at a bar's amateur night, she takes him up on his offer to make rock music together for the fledgling Rivington Records. In early seventies New York City, just as she's finding her niche as part of a flamboyant and funky creative scene, a rival band signed to her label brandishes a Confederate flag at a promotional concert. Opal's bold protest and the violence that ensues set off a chain of events that will not only change the lives of those she loves, but also be a deadly reminder that repercussions are always harsher for women, especially black women, who dare to speak their truth. Decades later, as Opal considers a 2016 reunion with Nev, music journalist S. Sunny Shelton seizes the chance to curate an oral history about her idols. Sunny thought she knew most of the stories leading up to the cult duo's most politicized chapter. But as her interviews dig deeper, a nasty new allegation from an unexpected source threatens to blow up everything" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Wal
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 7, 2021
Kristin Harmel
Description: "After being stolen from her wealthy German parents and raised in the unforgiving wilderness of eastern Europe, a young woman finds herself alone in 1941 after her kidnapper dies. Her solitary existence is interrupted, however, when she happens upon a group of Jews fleeing the Nazi terror. Stunned to learn what’s happening in the outside world, she vows to teach the group all she can about surviving in the forest—and in turn, they teach her some surprising lessons about opening her heart after years of isolation. But when she is betrayed and escapes into a German-occupied village, her past and present come together in a shocking collision that could change everything" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Har
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Peter Heller
Description: Kingfisher Lodge, nestled in a canyon on a mile and a half of the most pristine river water on the planet, is known by locals as "Billionaire's Mile" and is locked behind a heavy gate. Sandwiched between barbed wire and a meadow with a sign that reads "Don't Get Shot!" the resort boasts boutique fishing at its finest. Safe from viruses that have plagued America for years, Kingfisher offers a respite for wealthy clients. Now it also promises a second chance for Jack, a return to normalcy after a young life filled with loss. When he is assigned to guide a well-known singer, his only job is to rig her line, carry her gear, and steer her to the best trout he can find. But then a human scream pierces the night, and Jack soon realizes that this idyllic fishing lodge may be merely a cover for a far more sinister operation.
Call Number: LP FIC Hel
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 13, 2021
Luanne Rice
Description: "After artist Claire Beaudry Chase is attacked and left for dead in her home on the Connecticut coast, she doesn't know who she can trust. But her well-connected husband, Griffin--who is running for governor--is her prime suspect. Just before the attack, Claire was preparing for an exhibit of her shadow boxes, one of which clearly accuses Griffin of a violent crime committed twenty-five years ago. If the public were to find out who her husband is, his political career would be over. Claire's certain her husband and his powerful supporters would kill her to stop the truth from getting out. When one of Claire's acquaintances is murdered, the authorities suspect the homicide is linked to the attack on Claire. As the dual investigations unfold, Claire must decide how much she's willing to lose to take down her husband and the corrupt group of elites who will do anything to protect Griffin's interests and their own" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Ric
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Larry Olmsted
Description: Larry Olmsted shows why being a sports fan is good for us individually and is a force for positive change in society. Games, teams, and the communities dedicated to them are vital to our lives. The more you identify with a sports team, the better your social, psychological, and physical health is; the more meaningful your relationships are; and the more connected and happier you are. Fans maintain better cognitive processing as their gray matter ages; they have better language skills; and college students who follow sports have higher GPAs, better graduation rates, and higher incomes after graduating. On a societal level, sports help us heal after tragedies, providing community and hope when we need it most.
Call Number: LP 306.483 Olm
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 7, 2021
Dorothy Wickenden
Description: Chronicles the revolutionary activities of Harriet Tubman, Frances Seward, and Martha Wright--friends and neighbors in Auburn, New York--discussing their vital roles in the Underground Railroad, abolition, and the early women's rights movement.
Call Number: LP 974.768 Wic
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 8, 2021
Roxane van Iperen, Joni Zwart, translator
Description: Relates the story of sisters Janny and Lien Brilleslijper of Amsterdam, who joined the Dutch resistance and created a clandestine safehouse in the woods, which became an important Jewish hiding place and underground center, before being captured by the Nazis and put on the last train to Auschwitz along with Anne Frank and her family.
Call Number: LP 940.5318 Ipe
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 28, 2021
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An Unlikely Spy : A Novel
Rebecca Starford
LP FIC Sta
The Final Revival Of Opal & Nev
Dawnie Walton
LP FIC Wal
Caul Baby
Morgan Jerkins
LP FIC Jer
The Forest Of Vanishing Stars
Kristin Harmel
LP FIC Har
Follow Your Heart
Brenda (Brenda Streater) Jackson
LP FIC Jac
The Guide : A Novel
Peter Heller
LP FIC Hel
Night Music
Jojo Moyes
LP FIC Moy
The Shadow Box
Luanne Rice
LP FIC Ric
Radar Girls
Sara Ackerman
LP FIC Ack
Fans : How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, And More Understanding
Larry Olmsted
LP 306.483 Olm
The Clover Girls
Viola Shipman
LP FIC Shi
The Agitators : Three Friends Who Fought For Abolition And Women's Rights
Dorothy Wickenden
LP 974.768 Wic
The Elephant Of Belfast
S. Kirk Walsh
LP FIC Wal
The Sisters Of Auschwitz : The True Story Of Two Jewish Sisters' Resistance In The Heart Of Nazi Territory
Roxane van Iperen, Joni Zwart, translator
LP 940.5318 Ipe