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Summer Library Staff Reading Recommendations

 

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Books read and recommended by Martins Ferry Public Library Staff.

The last runaway - Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: Dutton
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/08/2013
ISBN-13: 9780525952992
ISBN-10: 0525952993
Forced to leave England and struggling with illness in the wake of a family tragedy, Quaker Honor Bright is forced to rely on strangers in the harsh landscape of 1850 Ohio and is compelled to join the Underground Railroad network to help runaway slaves escape to freedom. By the best-selling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring.
Impossible odds: the kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and her dramatic rescue by SEAL Team Six - Jessica Buchanan
Publisher: Atria Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/01/2013
ISBN-13: 9781476725161
ISBN-10: 1476725160
An account of the aid worker co-author's dramatic January 2012 rescue from kidnappers in Somalia by members of a Navy SEAL Team Six unit offers insight into the effective use of targeted U.S. military missions.
Eyes wide open - Andrew Gross
Publisher: Harpercollins
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/01/2011
ISBN-13: 9780061655968
ISBN-10: 0061655961
When disaster strikes his older brother Charlie, who once fell under the sway of a deeply disturbed cult-like figure, Jay Erlich is drawn back into his brother's past of secrets, terror, and lies.
Shadow Creek - Joy Fielding
Publisher: Emily Bestler Books/Atria
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/01/2012
ISBN-13: 9781451688153
ISBN-10: 1451688156
An unlikely group of campers including a woman, her two oddball friends, her teen daughter and her ex's fiance embark on a trip in the Adirondacks only to be targeted by a pair of teenage killers.
The summer girls - Mary Alice Monroe
Publisher: Gallery Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/01/2013
ISBN-13: 9781476709000
ISBN-10: 1476709009
Summoned by their grandmother to a historic family home on Sullivan's Island, estranged sisters Carson, Eudora, and Harper share a summer of healing and forgiveness while exploring the tenacious complexities of sisterhood and friendship.
Bootstrapper: from broke to badass on a northern Michigan farm - Mardi Link
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/01/2013
ISBN-13: 9780307596918
ISBN-10: 0307596915
Describes how a resolve to save her financially strapped, century-old farmhouse in the aftermath of a divorce pitted the author and her three sons against such challenges as coyotes, rivals in a zucchini-growing contest and rampaging poultry.
Drunk, divorced & covered in cat hair : The True-Life Misadventures of a 30-Something Who Learned to Knit After He Split - Laurie Perry
Publisher: Health Communications
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/15/2007
ISBN-13: 9780757305917
ISBN-10: 0757305911
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