What Are Your Librarians Reading?

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We don't just work in libraries because we love books, but it's certainly a big plus!

Here's a sneak peek at what some of your librarians are reading this month.


Mariah Stewart
Description: In her New Jersey town, beautiful, vibrant Athean is well known as the young widow of a police officer slain in the line of duty and as the daughter of a beloved former city councilman. But when she meets Quentin Forbes, a tough newspaper reporter, emotions that she believed died along with her husband start to stir again. Then she is asked to run for mayor, and the political contest that follows will test her newfound feelings to the breaking point, teaching her that things are not always as they appear, and much of what she's believed is more smoke than substance.
Call Number: FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Henry Roth
Call Number: FIC Rot
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Justina Ireland
Description: Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-- derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever. Now laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. But it's not a life Jane wants. When families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy and the restless dead are the least of her problems.
Call Number: YA FIC Ire
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Angela Walters
Description: "Turn the corner to free-motion success with a meandering makeover! Best-selling author Angela Walters shows you that free-motion machine quilting doesn't have to be scary - with a couple designs in your pocket, you can finish almost any quilt on your home machine and enjoy the process. Practice 8 meandering stitches for beginners plus unique modifications for each, with step-by-step visuals and quilted samples. Improve your free-motion quilting, disguise mistakes, and transition between designs with ease."--Publisher's description.
Call Number: 746.46 Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Agatha Christie, Charles Todd
Description: At last, a single volume that gathers together all of the short stories featuring Agatha Christie's most famous creation: Hercule Poirot. The dapper, mustache-twirling little Belgian with the egg-shaped head and curious mannerisms has solved some of the most puzzling crimes of the century--and, in his own humble opinion, is "probably the greatest detective in the world." In this complete collection of stories, ranging from short tales to novellas, Poirot faces violent murders, poisonings, kidnappings, and thefts--all solved with his characteristic panache. Only Agatha Christie could have devised cases worthy of Hercule Poirot's skill and "little gray cells."-- Page 4 of cover.
Call Number: FIC Chr
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Bill Bryson
Call Number: LP 973.92 Bry
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Martha Hall Kelly, Cassandra Campbell, Kathleen Gati, Kathrin Kana
Description: A novel inspired by the life of debutante turned unlikely WWII hero Caroline Ferriday.
Call Number: FIC Kel
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
J. D. (Jerome David) Salinger
Call Number: FIC Sal
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Gretchen Rubin
Description: Rubin believes that for most of us, outer order contributes to inner calm. And for most of us, a rigid, one-size-fits-all solution doesn't work. Here she suggests short, concrete clutter-clearing ideas so each reader can choose the ones that resonate most. By tailoring our approach to suit our own particular challenges and habits, we're far more likely to be able to create the order that will make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. -- adapted from publisher info
Call Number: 158 Rub
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Fionn Davenport, Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
Description: This travel guide to Dublin enables travellers to travel the way they want to. Information is provided on where to eat, sleep and shop and an itineraries chapter allows the traveller to plan their time effectively.
Call Number: 914.183 Poc 2018
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Sarah Castille
Description: Raised in a motorcycle gang, tough, beautiful Arianne Wilder has always dreamed of a normal life. But no sooner does she escape her father's domineering grasp than she wakes up to find herself in a rival gang's clubhouse at the mercy of the dangerously sexy Jagger Knight. The alpha leader of the notorious Sinner's Tribe, Jagger Knight is all muscle, all biker, and all man. But somewhere inside this hard, tattooed outlaw, Arianne senses a kindred spirit--and she can't ignore their tempestuous attraction. Can she beat him at his own game in a revved-up blaze of glory? Or will their passion spark a war that's the end of the road for them both?
Call Number: FIC Cas
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Patricia Briggs, Lorelei King
Description: Mercy Thompson must face a deadly enemy to defend all she loves. The reality is that nothing and no one is safe. As generals and politicians face off with the Gray Lords of the fae, a storm is coming and her name is Death.
Call Number: FIC Bri
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Alexandra Kitty
Description: Learn the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi and understand why, in the way of kintsugi artists, broken is better than new. This is your guide to putting the pieces back together to restore broken plates, vases, and other ceramics and glass items to be even better than before. Starting with repairing a simple dent or crack, you'll gain the skills to reconstruct goblets, vases, plates, spherical objects, and statues. Transform your broken pieces and heirlooms or create new works of art and wearable art with this method. Explore kintsugi's origins in 1400s Japan, its history, and its philosophy, along with ways to push the boundaries for your creations today. As you repair ceramic and glass objects--kintsugi works both for precious and thrift-store-level items--you'll learn the traditional methods as well as modern methods not taught elsewhere. You'll soon appreciate why kintsugi is the only Japanese art form that has taken a spiritual philosophy as its very purpose.
Call Number: 738 Kit
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Alice Munro
Description: In this exhilarating series of interweaving stories, Alice Munro re-creates the evolving bond - one that is both constricting and empowering - between two women in the course of almost forty years. One is Flo, practical, suspicious of other people's airs, at times dismayingly vulgar. The other is Rose, Flo's stepdaughter, a clumsy, shy girl who somehow - in spite of Flo's ridicule and ghastly warnings leaves the small town she grew up in to achieve her own equivocal success in the larger world.
Call Number: FIC Mun
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Bob Gibbons
Call Number: 595.78 Gib
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
R. O. Kwon
Description: A young Korean-American woman at an elite American university is drawn into acts of domestic terrorism by a cult tied to North Korea and then disappears, leading a fellow student into an obsessive search for her.
Call Number: FIC Kwo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Dean Wesley Smith, Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Nora Roberts
Description: Years after discovering her father's predatory double life, successful photographer Naomi Bowes struggles to hide her painful past from her fellow residents in a community thousands of miles away, a situation that introduces her to a new relationship and forces her to confront her demons.
Call Number: LP FIC Rob
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Ken Follett, John Rafter Lee
Description: Set in the twelfth-century England when the empress Maud and Stephen are fighting for the crown of England after the death of Henry, chronicles the struggle to build a cathedral.
Call Number: FIC Fol
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Pittacus Lore
Description: In a Spanish convent, seventeen-year-old Marina longs to join forces with her fellow Loriens to prepare for battle with the Mogadorians who destroyed their home planet, while in the United States, John, Six, and Sam elude authorities who think John is a terrorist.
Call Number: YA FIC Lor
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Description: Growing up, Mallory "Mouse" Dodge learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. After she escaped her terrifying childhood and spent years being homeschooled by loving adoptive parents, she is starting her senior year at a public high school. The first day, she runs into Rider Stark, the friend and protector from her childhood, and Mallory realizes that their bond never really faded. But as Rider's life spirals out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out--for the people she loves, the life she wants and the truths that need to be heard.-- adapted from book jacket.
Call Number: YA FIC Arm
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
W. G Sebald, Michael Hulse
Call Number: FIC Seb
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan, Ron Perlman
Description: This story follows an epic struggle for survival between humans and vampires, in a tale set against a backdrop of the post-World War II era in Eastern Europe and America.
Call Number: FIC Tor
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Cat Winters
Description: Twenty-five year old Ivy Rowan rises from her bed after being struck by the flu, only to discover the world has been torn apart in just a few short days. But Ivy's life-long gift--or curse--remains. For she sees the uninvited ones--ghosts of loved ones who appear to her, unasked, unwelcomed, for they always herald impending death. On that October evening in 1918 she sees the spirit of her grandmother, rocking in her mother's chair. An hour later, she learns her younger brother and father have killed a young German out of retaliation for the death of Ivy's older brother Billy in the Great War. Horrified, she leaves home, to discover the flu has caused utter panic and the rules governing society have broken down. Ivy is drawn into this new world of jazz, passion, and freedom, where people live for the day, because they could be stricken by nightfall. But as her 'uninvited guests' begin to appear to her more often, she knows her life will be torn apart once more, but Ivy has no inkling of the other-worldly revelations about to unfold.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Renée Ahdieh
Description: Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi's wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she's falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.
Call Number: YA FIC Ahd
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Matthew Farrell
Description: "When a mutilated body is found hanging in a seedy motel in Philadelphia, forensics specialist Liam Dwyer assumes the crime scene will be business as usual. Instead, the victim turns out to be a woman he'd had an affair with before breaking it off to save his marriage. But there's a bigger problem: Liam has no memory of where he was or what he did on the night of the murder. Panicked, Liam turns to his brother, Sean, a homicide detective. Sean has his back, but incriminating evidence keeps piling up. From fingerprints to DNA, everything points to Liam, who must race against time and his department to uncover the truth--even if that truth is his own guilt. Yet as he digs deeper, dark secrets come to light, and Liam begins to suspect the killer might actually be Sean ..."--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
Ian Graham, Mark Bergin
Description: "Describes what life would be like without glass."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 666.1 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2022
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A Different Light
Mariah Stewart
FIC Ste
The Fascinating World Of Butterflies & Moths
Bob Gibbons
595.78 Gib
Call It Sleep
Henry Roth
FIC Rot
The Incendiaries
R. O. Kwon
FIC Kwo
Dread Nation : Rise Up
Justina Ireland
YA FIC Ire
The Long Night
Dean Wesley Smith, Kristine Kathryn Rusch
FIC Smi
Free-motion Meandering : A Beginners Guide To Machine Quilting
Angela Walters
746.46 Wal
The Obsession
Nora Roberts
LP FIC Rob
Hercule Poirot : The Complete Short Stories
Agatha Christie, Charles Todd
FIC Chr
The Pillars Of The Earth
Ken Follett, John Rafter Lee
FIC Fol
I'm A Stranger Here Myself : Notes On Returning To America After Twenty Years Away
Bill Bryson
LP 973.92 Bry
The Power Of Six
Pittacus Lore
YA FIC Lor
Lilac Girls A Novel
Martha Hall Kelly, Cassandra Campbell, Kathleen Gati, Kathrin Kana
FIC Kel
The Problem With Forever
Jennifer L. Armentrout
YA FIC Arm
Nine Stories
J. D. (Jerome David) Salinger
FIC Sal
The Rings Of Saturn
W. G Sebald, Michael Hulse
FIC Seb
Outer Order, Inner Calm : Declutter And Organize To Make More Room For Happiness
Gretchen Rubin
158 Rub
The Strain
Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan, Ron Perlman
FIC Tor
Pocket Dublin : Top Sights, Local Life, Made Easy
Fionn Davenport, Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
914.183 Poc 2018
The Uninvited
Cat Winters
FIC Win
Rough Justice
Sarah Castille
FIC Cas
The Wrath & The Dawn
Renée Ahdieh
YA FIC Ahd
Storm Cursed
Patricia Briggs, Lorelei King
FIC Bri
What Have You Done
Matthew Farrell
FIC Far
The Art Of Kintsugi : Learning The Japanese Craft Of Beautiful Repair
Alexandra Kitty
738 Kit
You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Glass!
Ian Graham, Mark Bergin
J 666.1 Gra
The Beggar Maid : Stories Of Flo And Rose
Alice Munro
FIC Mun