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couples—best friends living in Southern California—decide to take a holiday
cruise down the coast of Central America with their children. What could go
Tysons Pimmit Library
The relationship between Sherman Alexie and his
mother Lillian was as fragmented and complicated as the quilts Lillian
hand-sewed to support her children on the Spokane Indian reservation.
In this memoir, readers of Alexie's novels will discover the extent to which
much of his fiction was based on events from his childhood and adolescence.
City of Fairfax Library
story involving road trips, salsa, changing tires, vegetables, motherhood and
love with truly believable characters.
Cullen, Great Falls Library
An out-of-work young librarian reinvents her life
by buying a van and turning it into a portable book shop in rural
Scotland. Nina's talent for finding the perfect book for each reader
turns out to be not so outdated after all in this cozy read with a twist
-Suzanne LaPierre, City of Fairfax
lovers of The Guernsey Literary and
Potato Peel Pie Society, this book will provide a charming yet poignant
trip to an English village trying to cope with the horrors of the
advancing WWII. As the women’s lives are turned inside out, secrets come
tumbling out as well, along with laughter and tears. And their strength and
music soar above it all.
Great Falls Library
in an alternate reality London where ghosts walk (and kill people), but only
children can see them, this fifth volume brings the fantastic Lockwood &
Co. series to a satisfying conclusion. Good family reading (or
listening), once children are old enough not to be too frightened, because
adults will enjoy the books just as much.
City of Fairfax Library
One of the best books I’ve read this year so far: Two
lines of an African family diverge and the beautifully written narrative follows
the descendants through many generations. That description hardly does it
–Ginger Hawkins, Patrick Henry Library
President Lincoln’s grief
over the death of his son Willie is well known, but this inventive, fictionalized
account is unlike any other book in style and form. –Ginger Hawkins,
Patrick Henry Library
If you have read a lot of
WWII fiction, you will be fascinated with this extensive and well-researched
study of the women in Paris during WWII and the horrific challenges they faced.