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Harlem Library


April 24, 2019

The library board of trustees meets today at 4:15 in the library meeting room.

The online book club is reading “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan. You may join at

If you have completed the Book Challenge for April to read a book with a two-word title, contact the library so your name can be entered to win a gift certificate from a local business. The Book Challenge for May is to read a book about music.

Just a reminder to notify the library if your phone number or mailing address has changed so we can update our records.

So many books! So little time! “The Stranger Diaries” is written by Elly Griffiths. High school English teacher Clare Cassidy’s colleague and friend is found dead with a line from Clare’s favorite Gothic writer by her body. The police suspect the killer is someone Clare knows. She shares her suspicions and fears about the case in her diary until one day she discovers someone else’s handwriting: Hallo Clare. You don’t know me.

Kia Corthron is the author of “The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter.” In this novel readers can follow the lives of four men - two white brothers from rural Alabama, and two black brothers from small-town Maryland - from 1941 to the twenty-first century. Their journeys culminate in a explosive and devastating encounter between the two families.

“The Suspect” is by Fiona Barton. Two girls go missing in Thailand and their families are thrust into the international spotlight. As journalist Kate Waters covers the story she cannot help thinking about her own son whom she hasn’t seen in two years since he left to travel. As the case unfolds it becomes clear that danger that seems far away is closer than one might think.

“Native But Foreign” is a new nonfiction work about indigenous immigrants and refugees in the North American borderlands by Brenden W. Rensink.

Yangsze Choo is the author of “The Night Tiger.” In the 1930s in Malaysia JiLin is an apprentice dressmaker who moonlights as a dance-hall girl to help pay off her mother’s gambling debts. When one of her dance partners leaves behind a gruesome souvenir she is thrust into a dark adventure. Houseboy Ren must fulfill the promise he made to his dead master: find the master’s severed finger and bury it with his body so his soul can be at rest. JiLin’s and Ren’s paths cross in a mirror world of secrets and superstitions.

Other new titles include “The Victory Garden” by Rhys Bowen, “The Wedding Guest” by Jonathan Kellerman, and “Bellewether” by Susanna Kearsley..


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