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Dan Brown's latest Robert Langdon thriller just came out last week. Place your hold now and read another conspiracy thriller while you wait your turn
Inferno : a novel / Dan Brown
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces--Dante's "Inferno"--as he battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle.
This is a beautifully written book, with strong characters but a very slow plot line. While the narrative is slow it is full of much emotion, thoughts, and is deeply moving. Tom recently returned from the battlefield horrors of WWI takes his new wife Isabel to Janus, a remote port where he maintains the lighthouse. Alone, except for each other, they try to start a family, but Isabel loses child after child and in the desperate time after the still birth of her 3rd child, they discover a boat washed up on the rocky shore.
Traditional diets from the lands surrounding the Mediterranean Sea abound in olive oil, vegetables, fish, whole grains and other healthy foods. Decades of scientific research have shown that the "Med Diet" is one of the world's healthiest ways to eat.
The rumors are true! John Grisham's website reports that his next legal thriller will be a sequel to his first novel, A Time to Kill. Readers will find Jake Brigance back in the court room when Sycamore Row is released in October. Read more about it here.
While you are waiting, reread the book many believe is Grisham's best.
A Time to Kill / John Grisham
Criminal lawyer Jake Brigance faces the fight of his life when he is asked to defend Carl Hailey, who, in a rage of anger, shot and killed the men on trial for the rape of his daughter.
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Spring brings many new bestsellers. Place your holds on these popular titles that will be released in May.
This debut book by new author, Julie Kibler was noticed by reviews: "Kibler’s unsentimental eye makes the problems faced unflinchingly by these women ring true” (Kirkus) and “Kibler relays a familiar story in a fresh way” (PW).
A 12-year-old boy's wish comes true when he asks a mechanical carnival genie to make him 'big'. He manages to land a job at a toy company where he experiences the complications of being an adult.