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Defending Jacob by William Landay Defending Jacob
William Landay

421 Pages
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Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next. His fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student. (From NoveList Plus)

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Dewey: The Small-Town Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter Dewey: The Small-Town Cat Who Touched the World
Vicki Myron with Bret Witter

277 Pages
15 Copies

Traces the author's discovery of a half-frozen kitten in the drop-box of her small-community Iowa library and the feline's development into an affable library mascot whose intuitive nature prompted hundreds of abiding friendships, in a tale told against a backdrop of the town's struggles with the 1980s farm crisis. How much of an impact can an animal have? How many lives can one cat touch? How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world? You can't even begin to answer those questions until you hear the charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa. (from Baker & Taylor, Inc.)

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Jonathan Safran Foer

326 Pages
9 Copies

Oskar Schell, the nine-year-old son of a man killed in the World Trade Center attacks, searches the five boroughs of New York City for a lock that fits a black key his father left behind.

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Forbidden Places by Penny Vincenzi Forbidden Places
Penny Vincenzi

511 Pages
16 Copies

Reveals the stories of one young woman who is widowed after only five years of marriage, a wife who rethinks her feelings after witnessing disturbing changes in her husband, and a woman who wonders if the war will free her from a brutal marriage.

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Friendship Bread by Darien Gee Friendship Bread
Darien Gee

363 Pages
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Receiving an unexpected gift of friendship bread and instructions for creating more to pass along, Julia Everts, a woman chronically depressed by the loss of her son, surprises her family by making the bread and sparking new friendships.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The
Stieg Larsson

465 Pages
15 Copies

Forty years after the disappearance of Harriet Vanger from the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family, her octogenarian uncle, convinced that she had been murdered by someone from her own deeply dysfunctional clan, hires journalist Mikael Blomqvist and Lisbeth Salander, an unconventional young hacker, to investigate. A contagiously exciting, stunningly intelligent novel about society at its most hidden, and about the intimate lives of a brilliantly realized cast of characters, all of them forced to face the darker aspects of their world and of their own lives. (from Baker & Taylor, Inc.)

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The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship, The
Jeffrey Zaslow

297 Pages
15 Copies

From the coauthor of the million-copy bestseller The Last Lecture, meet the Ames Girls: eleven childhood friends who formed a special bond growing up in Ames, Iowa. As young women, they moved to eight different states, yet managed to maintain an enduring friendship that would carry them through college and careers, marriage and motherhood, dating and divorce, a child's illness and the mysterious death of one member of their group. Capturing their remarkable story, The Girls from Ames is a testament to the deep bonds of women as they experience life's joys and challenges -- and the power of friendship to triumph over heartbreak and unexpected tragedy. (from Baker and Taylor, Inc.)

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The good lord bird by James McBride Good lord bird, The
James McBride

417 Pages
7 Copies

Fleeing his violent master at the side of abolitionist John Brown at the height of the slavery debate in mid-nineteenth-century Kansas Territory, Henry pretends to be a girl to hide his identity throughout the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.

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Good Thief by Hannah Tinti Good Thief
Hannah Tinti

327 Pages
13 Copies

Twelve year-old Ren is missing his left hand. How it was lost is a mystery that Ren has been trying to solve for his entire life, as well as who his parents are, and why he was abandoned as an infant at Saint Anthony's Orphanage for boys. He longs for a family to call his own and is terrified of the day he will be sent alone into the world. But then a young man named Benjamin Nab appears, claiming to be Ren's long-lost brother, and his convincing tale of how Ren lost his hand and his parents persuades the monks at the orphanage to release the boy and to give Ren some hope. But is Benjamin really who he says he is? Journeying through a New England of whaling towns and meadowed farmlands, Ren is introduced to a vibrant world of hardscrabble adventure filled with outrageous scam artists, grave robbers, and petty thieves. If he stays, Ren becomes one of them. If he goes, he's lost once again. As Ren begins to find clues to his hidden parentage he comes to suspect that Benjamin not only holds the key to his future, but to his past as well.

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The
Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

277 Pages
12 Copies

London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb. As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends - and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island - boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all. Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society's members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever. (from Baker & Taylor, Inc.)

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