The Precipice: a novel by Paul Doiron.

The Precipice: a novel by Paul Doiron. Maine Game Warden precipiceMike Bowditch joins the desperate search for two female hikers who have disappeared on a
remote stretch of the Appalachian Trail. Eventually two corpses are found, their bones picked clean by increasingly aggressive coyotes. Soon Maine is panicked by the fear of killer coyotes but Mike’s girlfriend wildlife biologist Stacey Stevens insists that the scavengers are being wrongly blamed. She believes that there is a two legged murderer loose and when Stacey disappears the search turns personal.

Gun Street Girl

Gun street girl : a Detective Sean Duffy novel / by
Adrian McKinty
. Sean Duffy, a Catholic policeman in the
gunProtestant RUC at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, finds himself demoted and demoralized. Then a suicide investigation that looks more and more like a homicide leads him back into conflict with his superiors, mysterious Americans and gun runners. Excellent narration by Gerard Doyle. Also on MP3.

A god in ruins

godA god in ruins : a novel / Kate Atkinson.
A companion to the author’s Life after Life, this is the story of Ursula’s brother
Teddy. A bomber pilot during WWII, and husband, father,and grandfather after, the story skips through his life adding up to a sometimes beautiful, sometimes heartbreaking whole. The narration by Alex Jennings suits the story perfectly.

Infandous by Elana K. Arnold

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Infandous by Elana K. Arnold

Sephora Golding always imagined when she was child, that she was a beloved character in her mother’s fairytale. Now being sixteen she realizes her fairytale is more Grimm, than Disney, living in the shadows of her beautiful mother. She’s tired of being in the shadows and wants to make the fairytale her own. Then she meets Felix, and the fairytale takes a turn she never would have imagined.

Fallout (Lois Lane) by Gwenda Bond

Fallout (Lois Lane) by Gwenda Bondlois

Starting a new life in Metropolis, army brat Lois Lane is determined to fit in. Having her family move around a lot, she has seen many things. Lois wants to stay quiet at her new school, but she can already see that this is going to be hard to do. Warheads, a group of students, is making life miserable for another girl. Using the high-tech immersive videogame they all play, they are somehow messing with her mind. Lois wants to solve the mystery, with the help of a guy online – SmallvilleGuy.

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Sydney’s brother, Peyton, grabs all of the family’s attention. But now, the family is saintconcerned for Peyton. His behavior caused an accident, drunk driving, and a jail sentence. Sydney is searching for a place in the family with everyone worried about Peyton. It seems as though she is the only one worried about the victim of the accident. The Chathams, are a friendly, chaotic family who owns a pizza parlor, and cares for their mother who has multiple sclerosis.  There Sydney feels accepted. She meets Mac, a gentle, protective guy who makes her feel seen for the first time.

My Life in Dioramas by Tara Altebrando

My Life in Dioramas by Tara Altebrando

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In Kate Marino’s candid twelve year old point of view, Tara Altebrando’s story is laced with compassion and humor. Kids will relate to Kate’s initial aversion to change, moving, and subsequent personal growth. Having lived in New York’s Hudson Valley for a long time, the Marino family’s home is lovingly named Big Red and is full of memories. However, Kate’s parents are financially strapped and their solution is to sell their home. Kids and tweens can relate to Kate’s honest feelings, observations, and creative attempts to disrupt the unwelcome move. Kate is torn between holding on to the past or growing into the future. When she realizes that “change is hard, until it’s not” she finds a creative way to honor her old home by crafting dioramas of Big Red to honor and remember the rooms in which she and her family grew up. Appropriate for children ages 9+

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