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This installment: three novels about family dysfunction (a “specialty” of mine). One with a galvanizing death, one mixing teenage angst and magic, and one about the trickiness of...
 When I run or walk every day, I listen to audio books on my audio player.  I have downloaded many books from the Library’s digital collection, Overdrive.  Here are some recent...
This installment: a novel featuring hypnotism, a Pakistani expat in London, and another of Lackberg’s wonderful mysteries.   The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty
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Family Holiday Event - A Child's Christmas in WalesThis tale, told by poet Dylan Thomas, is about the Christmases he enjoyed as a boy in his hometown of Swansea, Wales.  Phil Sheridan has...
This installment: a poignant, profound kids’ book (for everyone); a book on CD about messing up and finding oneself; and a gritty mystery set in Albuquerque.   Wonder by R. J....
This installment: a hippie country novel, delicious chick-lit, and cultural challenges   Make It Stay by Joan Frank

Mira Flores, a mythical Northern California wine country town...
Wonder, by RJ Palacio
"What are the kids reading?" Adults are asking this question more often these days, not so much out of mild curiosity or parental interest, but as a way of getting book referrals for...
This installment: three novels.  The first, 144 reasons not to commit suicide.  The second, a very challenging sea voyage.  The third, Southern Gothic.    Contents May...
This installment: a novel about older women, short stories in exotic locations, and a courageous, funny memoir       Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray

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It's time to plan holiday celebrations, and that means cooking.  Here are a few recently published cookbooks to help, whether you are cooking for holiday entertaining or for always...