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From the Bookshelf: “Destroyer Angel” by Nevada Barr

“Destroyer Angel” by Nevada Barr Anna Pigeon, a ranger for the U.S. Park Services, sets off on vacation—an autumn canoe trip in to the Iron Range in upstate Minnesota. With Anna is her friend Heath, a paraplegic; Heath’s fifteen-year-old daughter, Elizabeth; Leah, a wealthy designer of outdoor equipment; and her daughter, Katie, who is thirteen. For Heath and Leah, this is a shakedown cruise to test ... Read More »

From the Bookshelf: “Blackberry Pie Murder” By Joanne Fluke

“Blackberry Pie Murder” By Joanne Fluke It’s been a sleepy summer for the folks of Lake Eden, Minnesota. In fact, it’s been a whole four months since anyone in the Swensen family has come across a dead body. And that means Hannah Swensen can finally focus on her bakery. . .or can she?  Her mother’s wedding is a month away ... Read More »

From the Bookshelf: “Lost Lake” by Sarah Addison Allen

“Lost Lake” by Sarah Addison Allen Kate has been lingering in a fog throughout the year since her husband died, and it is only when her manipulative mother-in-law threatens to hijack her life that Kate begins to snap to. When her wardrobe-challenged eight-year-old daughter, Devin, discovers an old letter from Kate’s great-aunt Eby, the pair go on the lam to Lost ... Read More »

From the Bookshelf: Missing You

“Missing You” By Harlan Coben NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on a picture, and realizes staring back at her is her ex-fiancé Jeff, the man who shattered her heart—and who she hasn’t seen in 18 years. Kat wonders if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens up to her.  But when she reaches out ... Read More »

From the Bookshelf: Redeployment

“Redeployment” By Phil Klay Phil Klay’s “Redeployment” takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned.  Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos. These stories ... Read More »

From the Bookshelf: “Be Careful What You Wish For”

“Be Careful What You Wish For” By Jeffrey Archer Jeffrey Archer’s newest book is the fourth book in the popular Clifton Chronicles Series.  When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy ... Read More »

From the Bookshelf: The Lost Saints of Tennessee

The Lost Saints of Tennessee By Amy Franklin-Willis This story revolves around forty-two-year-old Zeke Cooper and his mother Lillian. It follows Zeke’s evolution from anointed son to honorable sibling to unhinged middle-aged man. After Zeke loses his twin brother in a mysterious drowning, and his wife to divorce, only ghosts remain in his hometown of Clayton, Tennessee. Zeke makes the ... Read More »

From the Bookshelf: “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline

From the Bookshelf: Recommended Reading from the Ellicottville Memorial Library  Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions ... Read More »

From the Bookshelf – Carthage

From the Bookshelf – Recommended Reading from the Ellicottville Memorial Library  “Carthage” by Joyce Carol Oates Zeno Mayfield’s daughter has disappeared into the night, gone missing in the wilds of the Adirondacks. But when the community of Carthage joins a father’s frantic search for the girl, they discover the unlikeliest of suspects—a decorated Iraq War veteran with close ties to the Mayfield ... Read More »

From the Bookshelf: Grain Brain by David Perlmutter

From the Bookshelf – Recommended Reading from the Ellicottville Memorial Library  “Grain Brain” by David Perlmutter Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that’s been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, ... Read More »

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