Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Vacationers by Emma Straub

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Meet the Posts: Franny, Jim, Sylvia, and Bobby. Two weeks away from their life in Manhattan on the Balearic island of Mallorca sounds like a vacation in paradise.  Joining the family is Bobby’s much older girlfriend Carmen, and Franny’s best friend Charles and his boyfriend, Lawrence.  Told from the viewpoints of all characters, this story is filled with secrets, humor, betrayals, and wisdom.

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Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Jacket Hannah Kent takes the true story of Agnes Magnusdottir, the last person executed in Iceland, and makes it moving and unforgettable with sympathetic characters and rich detail.

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The Chase by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

JacketFBI agent and fugitive team up to outwit art thief in the second of the series.  Good suspense with subtle humor.  Also check out The Heist.

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Rooms by Lauren Oliver

JacketEstranged family members gather at Richard Walker’s house after he dies but they are not alone.  Two past inhabitants observe them as memories haunt both the living and the dead.  Be warned – this is NOT a horror story.

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