In order to introduce herself to the picturesque English village where she has just retired, Mrs. Agatha Raisin enters a quiche in a local competition and promptly finds herself a murder suspect when the judge dies from her poisonous pie.
“A novel spanning decades, generations and America in the 1940s and today, centers around five women who worked in a Phillips 66 gas station during the WWII years (From the Publisher).”
Draws on exclusive interviews to profile the acclaimed musician's life and career, discussing such topics as his upbringing in the Long Island suburbs, entry into the 1970s music scene, and relationships with his closest associates.
Historian and witch Diana Bishop and her vampire scientist husband Matthew Clairmont return from a trip to the past still searching for the elusive alchemy tome “Ashmole 782."
“The discovery of the body of a young woman who disappeared thirty years prior during the British miners’ strike brings Charlie Resnick out of virtual retirement to assist in the murder investigation, forcing him to confront his past (From the Publisher).”
When her fiancée Mike is left paralyzed following a tragic accident, Carrie Bell begins to question her familiar world, from her everyday life in Wisconsin to her relationships, as she sets out to rediscover her own identity.
Became the TV Movie: The Dive from Clausen’s Pier
Terence Moongrove’s estate is turned upside down by the cosmological experiments of two New Age operators, while literary agent Barbara Ragg takes on a companion of the Abominable Snowman and Pimlico terrier Freddie de la Hay is recruited by MI6.
Celebrates the comedian’s offbeat love affair with American junk foods, sharing his observations about such topics as unappetizing coconut water, the essential nature of pretzel bread, and the deliciousness of bacon cheeseburgers.
The daughter of a prominent Chicago judge and his socialite wife, inner-city art teacher Mia Dennett is taken hostage by her one-night stand, Colin Thatcher, who, instead of delivering her to his employers, hides her in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota to keep her safe from harm.
“In 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, Carl Brown and Annie McGairy meet and fall in love. Though only eighteen, Annie travels alone halfway across the country to the Midwestern University where Carl is studying law—and there they marry. But their first year together is much more difficult than they anticipated, in a faraway place with little money and few friends. With hardship and poverty weighing heavily upon them, Annie and Carl come to realize that their greatest sources of strength, loyalty and love, will help them make it through (From the Publisher).”
In a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.
Abandoned by a grief-stricken father and accomplished-scientist mother who disappeared under mysterious circumstances, 13-year-old Jenna Metcalf approaches a disgraced psychic and a jaded detective in the hopes of finding answers.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015. 7:30 PM.
“Traces the author’s experiences as a young bullied Jewish-Russian immigrant in Queens, his haphazard college pursuits, and his initial forays into a literary career (From the Publisher).”
The daughter of an Italian immigrant family in 1950 Greenwich Village, Lucia Sartori pursues a career in the fashion industry until she falls in love with a handsome stranger, who must win over her traditional family to marry her.
By Octavia E. Butler
Recommended By Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers' Services, Stacey Levine, Readers' Services Librarian
With Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers' Services, Jessikah Chautin, Children's Librarian
Monday, January 6, 2014. 7 PM.
"In 2025 California, an eighteen-year-old African American woman, suffering from a hereditary trait that causes her to feel others' pain as well as her own, flees northward from her small community and its desperate savages (From the Publisher)."
“Demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture... (From the Publisher).”
When the "Storm of the Century" forces Eric to find refuge in a cabin where Danielle, a homeless woman he took pity on, is squatting, the two of them are forced into close quarters and begin to reveal their deepest secrets to one another.
Decades after an interrupted visit to his mother’s home in 1979 India triggers a haunting series of events, brain surgeon Thomas Eapen begins having conversations with his dead relatives, prompting his daughter to investigate a painful family history.
Lakshmi is a thirteen–year–old girl from Nepal who is sent to work in prostitution in India to help the family and she survives and reclaims her life.
Four children of dysfunctional parents, Amy, the baby, George, the good son, Kate, daddy’s girl, and Finn, the drunk, try to make peace with their past, and with each other, as they struggle to attain adulthood after the death of their father.