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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

What's on Your Librarian's Shelf? George Mason Regional Reads

Ever wondered what that friendly librarian at your local library is reading? Take a peek below to see titles that have staff at George Mason Regional excited this month. See something intriguing? Select a book cover to find out more. Take a minute to let us know, either in the comments below or in a branch, what has you excited as well. We always have time to share a really great book!



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At the christening party for Franny Keating, a guest brings the unusual gift of a bottle of gin. Commonwealth follows 5 decades of two families whose lives will be forever changed on that hot day. Lots of twists, turns and complex characters. Partly set in Virginia.
-Karla Pruefer


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As a half-breed prince far removed from the royal line of inheritance, Maia lives in obscurity under the watchful eye of his spiteful cousin—that is, until the day news arrives that much of the royal family has died in a dirigible accident, and now Maia must ascend the throne as Emperor.
-Cuong Nguyen



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Do you like glamorous psychological thrillers? This is your next read. Two beautiful girls, vacationing on the Greek island of Hydra, find an immigrant washed up on the beach. One of them has a plan to rescue him, or so she says. A fun read which I could not put down!
– Carey Hagan






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Sentenced to house arrest in Moscow's Metropol Hotel, Count Rostov lives the fullest of lives, discovering the depths of his humanity.
-Jenny Grimsley

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Jayne Entwistle is my new favorite narrator. Flavia deLuce grows better and better in each book. This is a great for detective story lovers like me.
-Shelly Kaufman-Young

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Technology vs. magic. I picked this one by the cover. So there.
-Sarah Souther






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Sightings of a legendary sea serpent bring together a young Victorian widow intrigued by the natural sciences, a rural vicar and a Dickensian cast of supporting characters. A British Book Awards Book of the Year.    
-Rebecca Wolff

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A 12 year old Jewish girl escapes from Germany to Cuba in 1939 only to discover she’s unwanted there, and after the revolution in 1959, watches history repeat itself. Friends disappear in the night, it's not safe to be outside, jobs are taken away and people are arrested for no reason.
-Marie Cavanaugh

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This book was recommended to me by my 86 year old father. San Francisco’s charmingly eccentric nursing home called the Lark House is where newly hired Irina meets resident Alma. It’s a bit “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” meets “Orphan Train” and so much more!
-Karla Pruefer


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