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Harlem Library


August 29, 2018

The library will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of Labor Day. The Book Challenge for September is to read a biography about a person you wish you could know. Contact the library with the title of the book you read for the August Book Challenge.

“The Word Is Murder” is a new mystery by Anthony Horowitz. On a spring morning in London, wealthy mother of a famous actor Diana Cowper goes into a funeral home to plan her own service. Six hours later she is found strangled by a curtain cord.

Fredrik Backman, author of “A Man Called Ove” has written “Us Against You.” In the small forest community of Beartown the people always take pride in their ice hockey team no matter how difficult times get. But when they hear that Beartown ice hockey may be disbanded they are crushed. It is especially hard to see all the former Beartown players on a rival team in a neighboring town taking pleasure in the news. Tension mounts between the two towns. Will Beartown ice hockey have a second chance when a newcomer agrees to take the coaching position?

“Between You and Me” is a new novel by Susan Wiggs. Caleb Stoltz who lives in the Amish community of Middle Grove is bound by a deathbed promise to raise his niece and nephew. When disaster strikes Caleb is forced to face the world of high-tech modern medicine. Dr. Reese Powellmust deal with situation that could upend everything she knows when a shocking accident brings Caleb into her life.

Lydia Fitzsimon is married to Andrew, a respected judge, and adores her only son, Laurence. But the murder of Annie Doyle, a junkie from the wrong side of the tracks, sends her life into a downward spiral. What were Andrew and Lydia doing that night on a deserted road with Annie? Did anyone see them stuff her body into the trunk of their car? Does anyone know she’s buried in their suburban garden? You’ll want to read “Lying in Wait” by Liz Nugent.

“I Don’t Know How She Does It” is by Allison Pearson. Kate Reddy is a hedge-fund manager, wife and mother of two. To outward appearances she is great at juggling all her responsibilities with ease. But at 1:37 A.M. she wakes in a panic realizing she has to make a homemade pie for her daughter’s school. With wisdom and wit Pearson has presented the dilemma of every working woman.

Other titles include “Die By the Gun” a western by William W. Johnstone and a Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery “The Temptation of Forgiveness by Donna Leon.

The new Book Club year will begin with “Run” by Ann Patchett. You may pick up your copy the week of Sept. 17 with first discussion Sept. 24, 4 P.M. in the library meeting room.

Library history trivia: The first collection was made up of 1,400 donated used volumes.


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