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by Susan Crandall
In 1963 when nine-year-old Starla sets off to find a mother she hasn't seen since she was three, she's picked up by a black woman with a white baby--an unlikely friendship forms and a dangerous road trip begins. Great coming-of-age story!
Recommended by Lois

by Liz Trenow
Maria and Caroline are separated by generations but linked by a beautiful quilt. As Caroline tracks down the mystery of the quilt, we learn about the twist and turns in Maria's life before World War I in England. A great read!
Recommended by Karen

by Molly Gloss
"In the winter of 1917, nineteen-year-old Martha Lessen saddles her horses and heads for remote country in eastern Oregon,looking for work gentling wild horses." Gloss's writing is plain and simple, yet captivating. Great discovery while browsing one day!
Recommended by Karen

by Joe Nesbo
In this unusual tale of revenge and redemption, the protagonist volunteers to do prison time for the sins of others in exchange for drugs--until he finds out the truth about his father’s death. Crime fiction at its best from a Norwegian master.
Recommended by Melanie

by Karin Slaughter
It's an early 1970's Atlanta setting for this gritty story of a female police recruit as she and her partner struggle in a male dominated department to solve murders of several police officers. A fast-paced, engaging page-turner!
Recommended by Melanie

by William Kent Krueger
Set in the '60's in a small mid-west town, laced with family secrets and murder--ingredients for a compelling coming-of-age story, told with sympathy and heart.
Recommended by Lois

by Sarah Jio
Through a series of letters between a famous children's author and her beloved aunt, June discovers her true self and transforms her life while bringing a community together to save a children's bookstore.
Recommended by Karen

by Eloisa James
When Lady Xenobia is hired to restyle Thorn Dautry’s country estate to help him win a perfect bride, they don’t want to admit they’ve met their perfect matches. An elegant, enchanting, passionate historical romance!
Recommended by Lois

by M. D. Waters
In a futuristic world a woman awakens with no memory of her life before--only a voice in her head telling her things are not as they seem. Is her husband her worst enemy or best friend? A suspenseful story that kept me guessing right up to the end!
Recommended by Melanie

by Daphne DuMaurier
Unique mix of history, love and mystery combine in the haunting story of Honor Harris and her General. Don't wait--check this one out!
Recommended by Lois

by Liane Moriarity
"To be opened in the event of my death." Husband's handwriting on sealed envelope--husband very much alive. Would you open it? Compelling contemporary suspense with a twisted ending! Good to the very last sentence.
Recommended by Lois

by Andrew Weir
Science fiction at its finest. The diary of an astronaut who is stranded on Mars after a freak storm when his crew, thinking him dead, abandon the mission. Entertaining and terrifying!
Recommended by Melanie

by Patricia MacDonald
Readers drawn in by the title will be rewarded! Here's a quick read with suspenseful twists and turns that kept me guessing throughout. If you like Mary Higgins Clark, you will like this title.
Recommended by Karen

by Helene Wecker
Great blend of fantasy and reality, involving a golem and a jinni, set in New York City during the turn of the 20th century. Wonderfully written and imagined!
Recommended by Lois

by Matt Haig
Unbelieveably quirky! An alien is sent to inhabit the body of a brainy professor to prevent sharing of his world-altering mathematical discovery. Couldn't stop turning pages as the alien's simple task became increasingly difficult. Loved it!
Recommended by Lois

by Paulette Jiles
Set in the bleak, overpopulated, not so distant future, a young woman makes a journey of self discovery to find a fabled land. Evocative, austere and thought provoking. If you want to read something different, give this one a chance!
Recommended by Karen

by Samantha Shannon
What a wonderfully imaged world with well-developed characters! Extensive world building makes for a confusing beginning, but after the first 50 pages, things became a lot clearer. Great debut novel for a young author. Can't wait for the next one!
Recommended by Melanie

by JoJo Moyes
Two love stories--one set in WWI France--the other in contemporary London--linked by one haunting portrait. Unputdownable! Loved it!
Recommended by Lois

by Hugh Howey
Third book in the Silo series. I didn't think the series could get any better but this was a great conclusion to the WOOL trilogy! Sorry to see it end.
Recommended by Melanie

by Emily Croy Baker
An imaginative story of a woman caught in an alternate world—where she will need to learn the skills of magic to survive. Clever and intelligent--couldn't put it down!
Recommended by Lois

by Jessica Brockmole
This captivating story told in letters spanning two world wars celebrates the power of love and the written word. I'm adding the Isle of Skye to my list of places to visit!
Recommended by Karen

by Bee Ridgway
19th Century England, musty mansions, secret societies, magic, spunky heroine plus Regency romance add up to a campy time travel fantasy with plenty of twists and turns. I couldn't wish for more. There's gotta be a sequel!
Recommended by Lois

by Deborah Harkness
A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. Atmospheric and well researched with strong, interesting characters. What a great read!
Recommended by Melanie

by Patrick Rothfuss
The tale of a magically gifted young man who becomes the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. Written with a poet's hand, this masterpiece transports readers into the body and mind of a wizard. A great, high-action story, wonderfully told.
Recommended by Melanie

by Jude Morgan
Louisa and Valentine Carnell create a new life for themselves after the death of their tyrannical father --a life of temptations as well as excitements. A witty, clever Regency romance. Jane Austen would love it. Really.
Recommended by Lois

by Tanis Rideout
Extraordinary and heartbreaking! An interwoven story of George Mallory's ill-fated 1924 attempt to be the first man to conquer Mount Everest and a single day in the life of his wife as she waits at home in England for news of his return.
Recommended by Lois

by Rachel Joyce
An ordinary man goes on a remarkable journey, not just to visit his friend one last time, but a journey that changes his life and those around him. Great read!
Recommended by Karen

by Sarah Maclean
Sexy, silly, romantic fun! In this historical romance permanent spinster and "good girl" Calpurnia Hartwell pens a list of forbidden adventures--then sets about to accomplish every one! Enter the disreputable Marquess of Ralston. . .
Recommended by Lois

by Maria Semple
Teenager Bee's notorious, hilarious, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, and Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her. Fun read!
Recommended by Sherrie

by JoJo Moyes
Here's a beautiful, moving story about two people trying to save each other in impossible circumstances. A full cast of interesting, eccentric characters and a story that grabs your heart and won't let go. Don't miss this one!
Recommended by Lois

by Juliet Marillier
Set in the Celtic world where old magic struggles with new religion, young Sorcha, must face insurmountable challenges to save her brothers. First in a series that is a beautifully written, magical story of loyalty and love.
Recommended by Melanie

by Hugh Howey
Welcome to the Silo. . .Thousands of them have lived underground. They have lived there so long, there are only legends about people living anywhere else. A riveting, dystopian, page-turning adventure!
Recommended by Melanie

by Melanie Benjamin
Anne and Charles Lindberg were the Rock Stars of their time. In this wonderful historical novel the courageous, resilient woman behind the public image is vividly brought to life. I loved it from the first sentence to the bitter sweet end!
Recommended by Lois

by Reginald Hill
It's all about revenge! Beautifully written with rich characterization and wry humor, this is a superb mystery by a masterful storyteller.
Recommended by Melanie

by Yannick Murphy
This eccentric little book written from the point of view of a rural Vermont large animal vet casts a spell. I loved the simple, beautiful story about family, marriage, guilt, anger and letting go.
Recommended by Karen