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Find monthly adult fiction titles that our librarians recommend for discussion:
A group of thirty-something friends from Oxford meet to welcome in the New Year together, a tradition they began as students ten years ago. For this vacation, they’ve chosen an idyllic and isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands. They arrive just before a historic blizzard seals the lodge off from the outside world.
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Growing up in Alabama, Renkl was a devoted reader, an explorer of riverbeds and red-dirt roads, and a fiercely loved daughter. Here, in brief essays, she traces a tender and honest portrait of her complicated parents and of the bittersweet moments that accompany a child’s transition to caregiver.
Subjects: Journalists, Adult children of aging parents, Autobiographies
Page count: 248
On March 29, 1975, sisters Katherine and Sheila Lyons, age 10 and 12, vanished from a shopping mall in suburban Washington, D.C. As shock spread, then grief, a massive police effort found nothing. The investigation was shelved, and mystery endured. Then, in 2013, a cold case squad detective found something he and a generation of detectives had missed.
Subjects: Katherine Lyon, Sheila Lyon, Lloyd Lee Welch
Page count: 352
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Teen mother Emoni Santiago struggles with the challenges of finishing high school and her dream of working as a chef.
Subjects: Teenage mothers, Women cooks, Cooking
Page count: 400
Sixteen-year-old Ruby breaks out of a government-run ‘rehabilitation camp’ for teens who acquired dangerous powers after surviving a virus that wiped out most American children.
Subjects: Psychic ability, Prisoners, Interpersonal relations
Page Count: 488
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Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead.
Page count: 192
Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative’s home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises.
Page count: 352
Award-winning artist Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America–the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Page count: 40