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April Library Staff Reading Recommendations



Books read and recommended by Martins Ferry Public Library Staff.

Private Berlin - James Patterson and Mark T. Sullivan
Publisher: Little, Brown
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/21/2013
ISBN-13: 9780316211178
ISBN-10: 0316211176
The Berlin office of the world's most renowned investigation firm looks into the disappearance of an agent, Chris Schneider, whose last case involved an unfaithful billionaire, a cheating soccer player and a seedy nightclub owner. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.) 750,000 first printing.
The Shoemaker's Wife - by Adriana Trigiani
Publisher: Books on Tape
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/10/2012
ISBN-13: 9780449012079
ISBN-10: 0449012077
Fiction. When orphaned rapscallion Ciro shares a life-changing kiss with the lovely Enza, it sets the stage for an epic love story that will span decades and continents. Exiled from their tiny village in the Italian Alps (after witnessing a priest's indiscretion), 16-year-old Ciro arrives in New York City, where he becomes a shoemaker's apprentice. Not long after, Enza emigrates to America, using her skills as a seamstress to support her family back in Italy -- and eventually becomes a costumer at the Metropolitan Opera House, dressing the great Caruso. Although Ciro and Enza enjoy a brief reunion in the city, World War I soon separates them once more as Ciro heads off to fight in the trenches. Will they find their way back to each other? Find out in this dramatic saga of the 20th-century immigrant experience.
Wave: a memoir of life after the tsunami - Sonali Deraniyagala
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/01/2013
ISBN-13: 9780307962690
ISBN-10: 0307962695
A memoir of the author's experiences as a survivor of the 2004 tsunami that killed her parents, husband, and two young sons recounts her struggles with profound grief and survivor's guilt and her gradual steps toward healing.
Ghostman - by Roger Hobbs
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/12/2013
ISBN-13: 9780307959966
ISBN-10: 0307959961
Thriller. Like Reacher in Lee Child's popular novels, the protagonist of Roger Hobbs' debut novel is a cipher who lives off the grid and is always on the move. But where Reacher uses his skills for good, our unnamed "hero" spends his time cleaning up after high-level heists. But a botched one in his past means that not only is the guy who organized it on his trail, but so are the FBI and a rival -- meaning that "Jack Delton" has to use all his skills to remove himself from their cross-hairs. Plenty of action, well-realized characters, an incredible amount of research, and a "tornado of a plot" (Booklist) bode well for this likely series opener, which has been praised by everyone from The New York Times to O Magazine.
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