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  • Book cover for The Mary Shelley Club

    The Mary Shelley Club

    by Moldavsky, Goldy

    December 27, 2021

    Call Number: YA

    Last year, Rachel Chavez survived a home invasion. In an attempt to provide her with a new start, her mother, who teaches at Manchester Prep, an affluent Manhattan high school, moves them from their Long Island house to a Brooklyn apartment and enrolls Rachel at Manchester Prep.Since the attack, Rachel has found comfort in watching horror movies and become a horror fan. Being the new girl, the survivor of a violent attack, and a horror fan are not typically a winning combination for fitting in at a new school. But her observation of an anomalous act at a party leads her to discovering the... Read Full Review

  • Book cover for Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol

    Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol

    by O'Meara, Mallory

    December 20, 2021

    Call Number: 663.109 O55

    We all know what a “girly drink” is: a drink that is sweet, brightly colored, generally served in a stemmed glass and often with an umbrella or some other type of decoration. “Serious” drinks, drinks for men, do not have or need these accoutrements. Can women not enjoy bourbon, scotch or whiskey? Are there no men that enjoy a daiquiri or a cosmopolitan? When, and how, did drinking become a gendered act? Mallory O’Meara, the author of 2019’s excellent The Lady from the Black Lagoon, is back with Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol, an ambitious, timely, and... Read Full Review

  • Book cover for Under the Whispering Door

    Under the Whispering Door

    by Klune, TJ

    December 15, 2021

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    Wallace Price is a successful, driven attorney, and a founding partner of a powerful law firm. He is a person of privilege with everything he wants or needs, and then suddenly, he isn’t. Wallace dies unexpectedly. He was not particularly old and was in fairly good health, although his heart clearly had the final word on that subject.At his funeral he meets Mei, who is a Reaper. She explains his new “status” and escorts him from the city, in which he lived and worked, to a small town, and ultimately to a place called Charon’s Crossing Tea and Treats. It is here that Mei introduces Wallace to... Read Full Review

  • Book cover for A Quilt for David

    A Quilt for David

    by Reigns, Steven

    November 29, 2021

    Call Number: 811 R361-2

    On September 3, 1990, Dr. David Acer, a dentist who worked in Jensen Beach, Florida, died from complications from AIDS. Four days after his death, Kimberly Bergalis, a young woman who was also HIV+, accused Dr. Acer of infecting her with the AIDS virus during a recent visit to his practice. Ms. Bergalis also claimed that she was a virgin and that the only way she could have become infected was through her contact with Dr. Acer. Ultimately, Ms. Bergalis was joined by seven other individuals who all claimed that their HIV infections were the result of being treated by Dr. Acer.In spite of it... Read Full Review

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    Out of Character

    by Albert, Annabeth

    November 17, 2021

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    In last year’s Conventionally Yours, Annabeth Albert took readers on a virtual roadtrip, while the country was in lockdown, so that they could join tabletop gamers Alden, Conrad, and Jasper as they made their way from New England to Las Vegas for Massive Odyssey Con West, the annual national gathering and competition for Odyssey players. When Jasper is forced to return home due to a family emergency, Alden and Conrad continue on their journey to Massive... Read Full Review

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    Out of body

    by Ford, Jeffrey, 1955-

    November 9, 2021

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    A small-town librarian, a senseless killing and a centuries-old horror have been preying on a community for over a hundred years. These are the building blocks used by Jeffrey Ford as a foundation for his chilling horror novella Out of Body.On his way to work as the librarian at his community’s small library, Owen stops off at the Busy Bee, a local deli, for his breakfast. As he is making his purchase, a man rushes into the store with a gun. He threatens the cashier as he demands the cash from the register and then swings around and strikes Owen in the head with the butt of the gun.... Read Full Review

  • Book cover for The southern book club's guide to slaying vampires

    The southern book club's guide to slaying vampires

    by Hendrix, Grady

    October 18, 2021

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    At the end of the Author’s Note for The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, Grady Hendrix tells you everything you need to know before diving in to his new novel: “I wanted to pit Dracula against my mom. As you’ll see, it’s not a fair fight.”Patricia Campbell is living the “American Dream”. She is married to an ambitious psychiatrist, has two children, a girl and a boy, and lives in a somewhat exclusive neighborhood near Charleston, South Carolina. She keeps house, runs the necessary errands, ferries her kids to their various meetings and practices. And she attends her... Read Full Review

  • Book cover for In Five Years: A Novel

    In Five Years: A Novel

    by Serle, Rebecca

    August 31, 2021

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    “Where do you see yourself in five years?” This is a question that almost everyone has been asked at some point in their life. It may give us pause. We may think we know. But the answer we give is always a guess because no one really knows what the future holds. Rebecca Serle’s novel plays with that question as she explores just how wrong we can be with our answer, and the fact that it may not necessarily be a bad thing. Dannie Kohan is a young woman who knows exactly what she wants and how to get it. Her life is progressing exactly as she has planned. She has the perfect boyfriend,... Read Full Review

  • Book cover for Footnotes: The Black Artists Who Rewrote the Rules of the Great White Way

    Footnotes: The Black Artists Who Rewrote the Rules of the Great White Way

    by Gaines, Caseen

    August 24, 2021

    Call Number: 812.09 G1422

    From its off-Broadway premiere, Hamilton was a hit. When it moved to Broadway in August, 2015, it became a world-wide sensation. It was nominated for a record-breaking 16, and won 11, Tony Awards. It was also awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The show chronicles the life of Alexander Hamilton and his role in the creation and development of the newly formed United States of America. The show’s creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, cast actors of color in the roles of the historical figures portrayed and used hip-hop, R&B, and a few more typical musical “show tunes” to tell the... Read Full Review

  • Book cover for Razorblade Tears

    Razorblade Tears

    by Cosby, S. A.

    August 2, 2021

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    Two young men, who are deeply in love, married, and fathers to a young girl. Two fathers, who cannot accept their sons as they are nor the life they are creating. Two senseless murders that remove any possibility of reconciliation or the chance to say what should have been said. Two unlikely partners, intent on discovering who killed their sons, and why both of them will stop at nothing to secure vengeance.In Razorblade Tears, S.A. Crosby follows Ike and Buddy Lee, both ex-convicts and proudly “conventional” men, as they seek the identity of their sons’ killer. The murder took place... Read Full Review

  • Book cover for A Psalm for the Wild-Built

    A Psalm for the Wild-Built

    by Chambers, Becky

    July 26, 2021

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    Centuries ago, on the moon of Panga, the robot workers, who filled the factories and other industrial pursuits of the human civilization, gained consciousness. Rather than be integrated into Pangan culture, as they were offered, the robots chose to leave, en-masse, into the surrounding wilderness. They were never heard from again.Sibling Dex, a monk at the Meadow Den Monastery, chooses to pursue providing tea-service to the people of the surrounding villages. They make the necessary arrangements and begin learning, self-taught, how to provide tea-service. In a short time Dex becomes the best... Read Full Review

  • Book cover for The Album of Dr. Moreau

    The Album of Dr. Moreau

    by Gregory, Daryl

    July 19, 2021

    Call Number: M

    The Island of Dr. Moreau was H.G. Wells’ third novel and was first published in 1896. It recounts the experiences of a shipwreck victim who finds himself on an island populated by animals that have been modified by the titular Dr. Moreau, using scientific means, to become human/animal hybrids who resemble humans with residual animal traits and nearly have human intelligence and sentience. The novel was quite a sensation at the time of its publication,... Read Full Review

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