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January 2014 Library Staff Reading Recommendations



Books read and recommended by Martins Ferry Public Library Staff.

Stella Bain - by Anita Shreve
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/19/2013
ISBN-13: 9781478926269
ISBN-10: 1478926260
Historical Fiction. An American woman wakes up in a battlefield hospital tent in 1916 Marne, France. Although she's not certain, she thinks her name may be Stella Bain and that she's either a nurse's aide or an ambulance driver. Taken in by London surgeon August Bridge and his wife, Lily, Stella submits to psychoanalysis in an attempt to recover her memories. But will learning her identity and the truth about her past help or harm fragile, shell-shocked Stella?
Rosarito beach - M. A. Lawson
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/31/2013
ISBN-13: 9780399165733
ISBN-10: 0399165738
Moving to San Diego in the aftermath of a notorious case in Miami, brash DEA agent Kay Hamilton is unwittingly embroiled in a personally wrenching, international sting involving the younger brother of Mexico's most brutal drug lord. By the award-winning author of the Joe DeMarco series. 50,000 first printing.
Red Hill - Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Atria Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/01/2013
ISBN-13: 9781476759524
ISBN-10: 1476759529
"When the world ends, can love survive? For Scarlet, raising her two daughters alone makes fighting for tomorrow an everyday battle. Nathan has a wife, but can't remember what it's like to be in love; only his young daughter Zoe makes coming home worthwhile. Miranda's biggest concern is whether her new VW Bug is big enough to carry her sister and their boyfriends on a weekend escape from college finals. When reports of a widespread, deadly "outbreak" begin to surface, these ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances and suddenly their fates are intertwined. Recognizing they can't outrun the danger, Scarlet, Nathan, and Miranda desperately seek shelter at the same secluded ranch, Red Hill. Emotions run high while old and new relationships are testedin the face of a terrifying enemy--an enemy who no longer remembers what it's like to be human. Set against the backdrop of a brilliantly realized apocalyptic world, love somehow finds a way to survive. But what happens when the one you'd die for becomesthe one who could destroy you? Red Hill grabs you from page one and doesn't let go until its stunning conclusion. This is #1 New York Times bestselling author Jamie McGuire at her unforgettable best"--.
The Supreme Macaroni Company - Adriana Trigiani
Publisher: Harper
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/01/2013
ISBN-13: 9780062136589
ISBN-10: 0062136585
When a secret about her business partner and lover is revealed during her family's celebration of The Feast of the Seven Fishes, Valentine Roncalli must make life-altering choices as she fights for everything she wants while sustaining her family's business and enjoying life to the fullest.
The Abominable: A Novel - by Dan Simmons
Publisher: Little Brown
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/22/2013
ISBN-13: 9780316198837
ISBN-10: 0316198838
Historical Thriller. Author Dan Simmons is one of those writers who writes so many different kinds of books that you really need to hear a lot about a new one before categorizing it. The Abominable is no different, mixing elements of horror, espionage, and historical fiction. It takes place in 1925, when four climbers attempt to recover the body of missing adventurer Lord Bromley in the wake of his disappearance (and George Mallory's purported death) atop Everest the year before. To say more might give away too much, but rest assured that the chill you'll feel is as much due to the machinations of the plot as it is to the incredibly detailed world of snow and ice-bound exploration that Simmons describes.
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