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September Library Staff Reading Recommendations

 

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Books read and recommended by Martins Ferry Public Library Staff.

Sweet salt air - Barbara Delinsky
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/18/2013
ISBN-13: 9781250007032
ISBN-10: 1250007038
Two childhood friends reunite at a summer retreat, each harboring a horrible secret that would test the bounds of their longtime relationship if revealed in this new novel from the author of Threats and Promises.
Unwritten : a novel - Charles Martin
Publisher: Center Street
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/07/2013
ISBN-13: 9781455503957
ISBN-10: 1455503959
Sunday, a reclusive Florida live-aboard grants a favor to one of his few friends and becomes involved in helping a troubled actress fake her own death, in a new novel from the New York Times best-selling author of Thunder and Rain.
Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods - by Christine Byl
Publisher: Beacon Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/16/2013
ISBN-13: 9780807001004
ISBN-10: 0807001007
Unlike Thoreau, who "went to the woods in order to live deliberately," author Christine Byl ended up there by accident, after graduating from college and realizing she had no idea what she wanted to do with her life. In this memoir, she recounts her experiences as a "traildog" -- one of the many seasonal workers who maintain hiking trails in national parks -- first in Montana's Glacier National Park and later in Alaska's Denali National Park. In this fascinating account of a little-known subculture of dirt, sweat, and unparalleled natural beauty, Byl describes how she spent her traildog days clearing brush, creating paths, digging trenches, building bridges, and completing countless other tasks that go largely unnoticed by park visitors, yet are essential for their recreation.
The last word : document #6 - Lisa Lutz
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/09/2013
ISBN-13: 9781451686661
ISBN-10: 1451686668
Targeted by the members of her dysfunctional family for control over Spellman Investigations after staging a retaliatory takeover, Izzy is wrongly accused of embezzling funds from a wealthy Alzheimer's patient. By the Edgar Award-winning author of Trail of the Spellmans. 100,000 first printing.
Life after life - Kate Atkinson
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/01/2013
ISBN-13: 9780316176484
ISBN-10: 0316176486
Ursula Todd is born on a cold snowy night in 1910 -- twice. As she grows up during the first half of the twentieth century in Britain Ursula dies and is brought back to life again and again. With a seemingly infinite number of lives it appears as though Ursula has the ability to alter the history of the world, should she so choose. .
The irresistible blueberry bakeshop & café : a novel - Mary Simses
Publisher: Little, Brown
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/09/2013
ISBN-13: 9780316225854
ISBN-10: 0316225851
When a dutiful, Manhattanite granddaughter tries to fulfill the last wish of her dying grandmother by delivering a letter to her teenage flame in rural Maine, her near-drowning forces her to stay longer than she had originally planned. 60,000 first printing.
A serpent's tooth - Craig Johnson
Publisher: Viking
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/04/2013
ISBN-13: 9780670026456
ISBN-10: 067002645X
When the homecoming festivities in Absaroka County are interrupted by the arrival of a homeless Mormon boy who is searching for his missing mother, Longmire and his companions, deputy Victoria Moretti and friend Henry Standing Bear, embark on a high-plains scavenger hunt that leads to a confrontation with a violent polygamy group. (This book was previously listed in Forecast).
Blasphemy: new and selected stories - Sherman Alexie
Publisher: Grove Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/01/2012
ISBN-13: 9780802120397
ISBN-10: 0802120393
Combines fifteen of the author's classic short stories with fifteen new stories in an anthology that features tales involving donkey basketball leagues, lethal wind turbines, and marriage.
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