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February 26, 2020



A new cookbook has arrived: “Mediterranean Instant Pot” from America’s Test Kitchen. This book is full of healthy recipes that explore the “authentic flavors of cuisines ranging from Greek to Turkish to North African.”

Liz Moore is the author of “Long Bright River.” Two sisters, Kacey and Mickey, once were inseparable. Now they don’t talk. Kacey, an opioid addict, lives on the streets of Philadelphia. Mickey walks those same streets on her police beat. A mysterious string of murders begins and Kacey disappears. Risking her job, and maybe the welfare of her young son, Mickey becomes obsessed with finding the murderer and her sister before it’s too late.

“The Last Train to London” is by Meg Waite Clayton. This novel, based on a true story, tells of Truus Wijsmuller, a childless Dutchwoman who risks her life to smuggle children out of Nazi-occupied lands.

Bestselling author Mitch Albom tells the true story of Chilka, a young Haitian orphan “whose short life would forever change his heart and teach him the true meaning of family.” The book is “Finding Chilka: a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family.”

Phillip Margolin has written “The Perfect Alibi.” In this legal thriller a young woman accuses a college football star of rape. DNA evidence against him is overwhelming but Blaine Hastings swears he is innocent. A second rape occurs and the DNA again points to Hastings. But Hastings was in prison when the crime was committed.

“Madness of Sunshine” is by Nalini Singh. On the west coast of New Zealand in the town of Golden Cove several vanished bodies erases the trust between the people of this once close knit community. All that is left are whispers behind closed doors, broken friendships and a silent agreement to not look back. But when a young women vanishes eight years later, the residents wonder if the dark past and deadly secrets will collide with the present.

If you have completed the February Book Challenge to read a book that reminds you of someone you love, contact the library and your name will be entered to win a gift certificate from a local business. The challenge for March is to read a book about religion.

Book Club members may pick up the new selection “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah March 2-6. The first discussion will be March 9, 4 P.M.

You have only a few days to add a heart you color to our “Love Your Library” month quilt. Stop by and take part in the Color Like You Mean It activity.

For the first time the Census 2020 will allow households to respond online at my2020census.gov beginning March 12. Respondents will put in a unique code from the Census mailing, or else their street address. The library will have one laptop computer designated just for completing the Census.

 
 

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