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What We're Reading Summer 2017


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Record stores, Moleskine notebooks, and photography on Italian film have made a resurgence despite the fact that digital files are more efficient. Preference for the tactile is not just for old fogies—millennials are embracing it. Note: I started to read this on my phone but have now switched to the print copy.

Sarah Souther
George Mason Library


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Who is Hattie Hoffman? This book is disturbing but not because of any graphic violence. It is just that many of us have come across nice high school girls who are struggling to figure out who they are, just like Hattie.


Lorri Culhane,
Richard Byrd Library


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Lose yourself in Colonial South Africa, in the throes of diamond mining, suppression of a smallpox epidemic, arranged marriages, abuse and deceit, and the final emergence of true love and self-realization –A beach, bench, Barka-Lounger bonanza!

Lois Glick
Great Falls Library


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A rare Egyptian scarab is taken and must be stolen back.  Enter a cast of hilarious characters, relationships and events in the first of the Blandings Castle saga.


James Cullen,
Great Falls Library


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Whitehead plays with time and magical realism in this critically acclaimed and heart-wrenching novel. Follow Cora as she escapes the plantation and desperately tries to evade capture.

Rebecca Molineaux,
Kings Park Library


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Looking for intelligent beach reading about Washington insiders? The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close is an insightful and very readable look at two couples who come to D.C. hoping to make a difference in politics. These couples team up with unexpected results. A fun read.

Carey Hagan
George Mason Library

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