Books Ordered For February, March, April, and May 2022. BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP • Wednesday May 25th at 2 pm.
THE LIONESS by Chris Bohjalian
Tanzania, 1964. When actress, Katie Barstow, and her new husband, David Hill, bring their Hollywood friends to the Serengeti for their honeymoon, they envision giraffes gently eating leaves from acacia trees and great swarms of wildebeests crossing the Mara River. Terrance Dutton, the celebrated Black actor who stars alongside Katie in the highly controversial film Tender Madness—will spend their days taking photos, and their evenings drinking chilled gin and tonics. What Katie and her entourage do not expect is this: a kidnapping gone wrong. Russian mercenaries shove them into abandoned huts and Katie Barstow prays for a simple thing: to see the sun rise one more time. Click for printable PDF May 2022 books.
Three Debts Paid by Anne Perry
A serial killer is roaming the streets of London, and Daniel Pitt’s university chum Ian, now a member of the police, is leading the search. The murders happen on rainy nights, but Ian knows the victims must have something in common beyond the weather. He turns to Miriam fford Croft, Daniel’s good friend and now officially one of the first female pathologists in London, to tap her scientific know-how to f ind details he and Daniel have missed. As the murders continue with no clue as to who is committing them, Miriam, Daniel, and Ian find themselves questioning everything. The answer may lie closer than anyone could have expected. Click for printable PDF April 2022 books.
The Match by Harlan Coben
After months away, Wilde has returned to the Ramapo Mountains in the wake of a failed bid at domesticity. He confirms that he belongs on his own. Suddenly, a DNA match on an online ancestry database brings Wilde closer to his past and finally gives Wilde the opening he needs to track down his father. But meeting the man brings up more questions than answers. Wilde reaches out to his last lead, a second cousin who disappears as quickly as he resurfaces.Was his cousin’s downfall a long time coming? Or was he the victim of a conspiracy as cunning as it is complex?Click for printable PDF Mar. 2022 books.
Diablo Mesa by Preston & Child
Lucas Tappan, a wealthy and eccentric billionaire, approaches the Santa Fe Archaeological Institute with an outlandish proposal—to finance a careful, scientific excavation of the Roswell Incident site, where a UFO is alleged to have crashed in 1947. A skeptical Nora Kelly, to her great annoyance, is tasked with the job. Nora's excavation immediately uncovers two murder victims buried at the site.Special Agent Corrie Swanson is assigned to the case. As Nora’s excavation proceeds, uncovering things both bizarre and seemingly inexplicable. Click for printable PDF Feb. 2022 books.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Next Book Discussion: May 25thMeets every 4th Wednesday of the month at 2pm. "The Dutch House" by Ann Patchett is May's Book of the Month.All are welcome!Call Courtney Bayne, Library Director at(609) 492-7081 for more information.
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of "Commonwealth", delivers her most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. The Dutch House is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are. Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.