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Harlem Library


May 8, 2019

It’s time to spring into reading! We have a great selection of new titles ready for check out.

“Lost Children Archive” is a novel by Valeria Luiselli. This work takes readers into the lives of one remarkable family as they make a journey from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. In the car they play the usual travel games while on the radio they hear news about an immigration crisis. The family is on a brink of their own crisis as a deep divide develops between the parents.

Bonnie Kistler is the author of “House on Fire.” Leigh and Peter are happy together in their second- time -around marriage. But one rainy Friday night they receive news that Peter’s son, Kip, has crashed his truck and been arrested for drunk driving. Leigh’s fourteen-year-old daughter, Chrissy, was in the car with him. Twelve hours later Chrissy is dead and Kip is charged with manslaughter.

“Love Your Enemies” is a new nonfiction selection by Arthur C. Brooks. This work investigates how decent people can save America from the culture of contempt.

“The Malta Exchange” is a new novel by Steve Berry. A conclave to select the replacement for the pope is meeting at the Vatican. But one rogue cardinal has fled for Malta in search of a document dating back to Constantine. Cotton Malone is in Italy on the trail of letters between Churchill and Mussolini. But the Knights of Malta are after the same letters. Within the Knights are an ancient sect intent on affecting the papal conclave. The final confrontation of these parties converge on the Vatican where the election of the next pope hangs in the balance.

Science fiction readers have three new titles to choose from: “Wild Country” by Anne Bishop, “The Raven Tower” by Ann Leckie, and “The City in the Middle of the Night” by Charlie Jane Anders.

Grace has lost, Henry, the love of her life. She tries to put her world back together by returning to work, moving into the dream house they bought together, and watching TV with her elderly neighbor. Then Henry’s long-lost twin brother shows up at her door. “Grace After Henry” is by Eithne Shortall.

The Book Challenge for May is to read a book about music. We have some titles set aside for you to choose from.

The Summer Reading program “A Universe of Stories” will kick off with Family Fun Night Wednesday, May 29 from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. Watch for more details about the Summer Reading program in next week’s column.


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