Most Wanted

Most wantedBy Lisa Scottoline

Using a sperm donor to conceive when she learns that her husband is infertile, a happily pregnant woman is shattered to learn that a man arrested for a series of brutal murders is the biological father of her baby. By the Edgar Award-winning author of Betrayed.

At the Edge of the Orchard

at the edge of the orchardSettling in the swamps of early 19th-century northwest Ohio, the Goodenough family works relentlessly to establish an apple orchard that reflects respective dreams before their youngest child heads to Gold Rush California to collect seeds for a naturalist. By the best-selling author of Girl With a Pearl Earring.

The Nest

NestGathering to confront an older sibling who has been recently released from rehab after a drunk driving accident, the Plum siblings watch as the trust fund left by their father rises and falls according to self-inflicted problems. A first novel. 150,000 first printing.

 

Miller’s Valley

Millers ValleyBy Anna Quindlan (signed copies)

Coming of age in a dwindling 1960s farming community in eastern Pennsylvania, Mimi struggles with profound family secrets and the pain of falling in love with the wrong person against a backdrop of dynamic historical periods. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Object Lessons.

Join us for a book discussion with the author of “The Rules of Love & Grammar” Tuesday June 7th at 7pm

Rules of LoveNot often do we have the chance to discuss a book with the author! Mary Simses joins us on Tuesday June 7th at 7:00p.m. for a discussion of her latest book, “The Rules of Love & Grammar”.

About the book:

A woman finds love and closure, and rediscovers herself, when she returns to her roots in the enchanting new novel from the author of “The Irresistible” “Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe.” Newly jobless, newly single, and suddenly apartmentless, writer Grace Hammond has come unmoored. A grammar whiz who’s brilliant at correcting “other “people’s errors, she hasn’t yet found quite the right set of rules for fixing her own mistakes. Desperate to escape the city and her trifecta of problems, Grace hits pause and retreats to her Connecticut hometown. What begins as a short visit with her parents quickly becomes a far more meaningful stay, though, as she discovers that the answers to what her future holds might be found by making peace with-and even embracing-the past. As Grace sets out to change her ways and come to terms, finally, with the tragedy that took her older sister’s life so many years ago, she rekindles a romance with her high school sweetheart, Peter, now a famous Hollywood director who’s filming a movie in town. Sparks also fly at the local bike shop, where Grace’s penchant for pointing out what’s wrong rattles the owner’s ruggedly handsome schoolteacher son, Mitch. Torn between the promise of a glamorous life and the allure of the familiar, Grace must decide what truly matters-and whether it’s time for her to throw away the rule book and bravely follow her heart.”

Author Hannah McKinnon returns to discuss her latest book, “Mystic Summer”

Mystic SummerI just love discussing books with the author! Hannah McKinnon returns to discuss her latest book, “Mystic Summer”, the sequel to “Lake Season”. Join us on Wednesday June 29th at 7:00.

About the book:

Returning home to seaside Mystic, Connecticut, after her seemingly perfect life unravels, Maggie Griffin, expecting to find comfort in family and familiarity, instead runs into a young man from her past whose life has taken a turn that puts her own struggles in harsh perspective. By the author of The Lake Season.

About the author: Hannah McKinnon

Hannah McKinnon is the author of “The Lake Season”. She graduated from Connecticut College and the University of South Australia. She lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut, with her family, a flock of chickens, and two rescue dogs.

 

Spill Simmer Falter Wither

Spill simmerBy Sara Baume. Two damaged creatures, a man who has been shunned by his village, and a one-eyed dog, accidentally find each other and form a lasting relationship that transforms their lives as they travel the Irish countryside.

Best Boy

Best BoyA middle-aged autistic resident of a therapeutic community where he was sent as a young child rebels against changes in his environment by attempting to return to a family home and younger sibling he only partially remembers.

Fates and Furies

Fates and furiesMarrying in a glamorous whirlwind amid predictions of future greatness, Lotto and Mathilde are shaped throughout a subsequent shared decade by complications, secrets and powerful creative drives.

Kitchens of the Great Midwest

Kitchens midwestKitchens of the Great Midwest, about a young woman with a once-in-a-generation palate who becomes the iconic chef behind the country’s most coveted dinner reservation, is the summer’s most hotly-anticipated debut.

When Lars Thorvald’s wife, Cynthia, falls in love with wine—and a dashing sommelier—he’s left to raise their baby, Eva, on his own. He’s determined to pass on his love of food to his daughter—starting with puréed pork shoulder. As Eva grows, she finds her solace and salvation in the flavors of her native Minnesota. From Scandinavian lutefisk to hydroponic chocolate habaneros, each ingredient represents one part of Eva’s journey as she becomes the star chef behind a legendary and secretive pop-up supper club, culminating in an opulent and emotional feast that’s a testament to her spirit and resilience.

Each chapter in J. Ryan Stradal’s startlingly original debut tells the story of a single dish and character, at once capturing the zeitgeist of the Midwest, the rise of foodie culture, and delving into the ways food creates community and a sense of identity. By turns quirky, hilarious, and vividly sensory, Kitchens of the Great Midwest is an unexpected mother-daughter story about the bittersweet nature of life—its missed opportunities and its joyful surprises. It marks the entry of a brilliant new talent.

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