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A Sunlit Weapon by Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs mystery #17 (Mar 2022)

October 1942. Attacks on British planes that cause a pilot’s death lead female pilot Jo Hardy to seek help from investigator Maisie Dobbs, who suspects a connection to the arrival of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

Book Lovers by Emily Henry (May 2022)

Agreeing to a holiday escape to the country, literary agent Nora keeps running into a bookish, hardheaded, arrogant editor she knows from Manhattan, and wishes she didn’t, even as she discovers they have more in common than previously thought.

From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life by Arthur C. Brooks (Mar 2022)

The roadmap for finding purpose, meaning, and success as we age, from bestselling author, Harvard professor, and the Atlantic’s happiness columnist Arthur Brooks. Many of us assume that the more successful we are, the less susceptible we become to the sense of professional and social irrelevance that often accompanies aging. But the truth is, the greater our achievements and our attachment to them, the more we notice our decline, and the more painful it is when it occurs. What can we do, starting now, to make our older years a time of happiness, purpose, and yes, success?

What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline  (Mar 2022)

Jason Bennett is a suburban dad who owns a court-reporting business, but one night, his life takes a horrific turn. He is driving his family home after his daughter’s field hockey game when a pickup truck begins tailgating them, on a dark stretch of road. Suddenly two men jump from the pickup and pull guns on Jason, demanding the car. A horrific flash of violence changes his life forever.

Honor by Thrity Umrigar (Jan 2022)

The story of two Indian women, one a victim of a brutal crime and the other an Americanized journalist returning to India to cover the story, and the courage they inspire in each other.

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (Apr 2022)

In the early 1960s, chemist and single mother Elizabeth Zott, the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show due to her revolutionary skills in the kitchen, uses this opportunity to dare women to change the status quo.

Nine Lives by Peter Swanson (Mar 2022)

Nine strangers receive a cryptic list with their names on it-and then begin to die in highly unusual circumstances.

One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle (Mar 2022)

When Katy’s mother dies, she is left reeling. Carol wasn’t just Katy’s mom, but her best friend and first phone call. To make matters worse, their planned mother-daughter trip of a lifetime looms: two weeks in Positano, the magical town Carol spent the summer right before she met Katy’s father. But as soon as she steps foot on the Amalfi Coast, Katy begins to feel her mother’s spirit. And then Carol appears-in the flesh, healthy, sun-tanned, and thirty years old.

The Candy House by Jennifer Egan, Visit from the Goon Squad novel #2 (Apr 2022) Also added as an ebook.

The Candy House opens with the staggeringly brilliant Bix Bouton, whose company, Mandala, is so successful that he is ‘one of those tech demi-gods with whom we’re all on a first name basis.’ Bix is 40, with four kids, restless, desperate for a new idea, when he stumbles into a conversation group, mostly Columbia professors, one of whom is experimenting with downloading or ‘externalizing’ memory. It’s 2010. Within a decade, Bix’s new technology, ‘Own Your Unconscious’–that allows you access to every memory you’ve ever had, and to share every memory in exchange for access to the memories of others–has seduced multitudes. But not everyone.

The Party Crasher by Sophie Kinsella (Mar 2022)

It’s been over two years since Effie’s beloved parents got divorced. And Greenoaks, the rambling Victorian country house Effie called home her whole life, has been sold. . . Effie realizes that she must confront her past before she’ll ever be able to face her future.

Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich, Stephanie Plum series #22 (Mar 2022)

Stephanie Plum knows when she’s being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), member of Zeta fraternity has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding. People have seen him on campus, but no one will talk. Things just aren’t adding up, and Stephanie can’t shake the feeling that something funny is going on at the college–and it’s not just Zeta fraternity pranks.

Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett (Apr 2022)

The Starlings live in Everton, an ordinary enough New Hampshire town. It’s notable only for Corbin Park, an enormous hunting park, and for Maple Street Cemetery-home to many former residents of Everton. There’s also the town legend that Emma Starling was born with healing hands. But Emma has never found the right use for her healing abilities, and they’ve been on the fritz ever since her childhood best friend, Crystal, fell prey to addiction and disappeared. No one went looking for her; the police don’t spend much time looking for drug addicts. Now Emma has come back to Everton to see her dying father, the only person who has kept up the search for Crystal.

Here are some older titles:

A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers, Wayfarers series #2 (2017)

Embark on a dangerous journey through the galaxy with the motley crew of the spaceship Wayfarer in this sequel to The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet.

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman (2020)

In a retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves The Thursday Murder Club. When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case.

These titles have been added as ebooks:

The Radleys by Matt Haig (2010)

The Radleys are vampires, but they confront many of the same challenges any human family faces–a husband pining for his youthful exploits, a wife dwelling on her first “love,” and children grasping for their place in the family and the world. But when one child makes a mistake that can’t be undone, family life is thrown into chaos as everyone tries to help with damage control. By the author of The Midnight Library.

Marrying the Ketchups by Jennifer Close (Apr 2022)

An irresistible comedy of manners about three generations of a Chicago restaurant family and the private jokes, ancient grudges, broken hearts, and deep, abiding love that feeds them all.

Early Morning Riser by Kathleen Heiny (2021)

Jane falls for genial charmer Duncan–as have many other women with whom he’s been involved. Jane runs into them everywhere, and Duncan’s ex-wife even has him mow her lawn. Then there’s Duncan’s omnipresent coworker Jimmy. With so many people in Duncan’s life, is there any room for her?

If you need more reading recommendations, call us at 725-5242 or email helpdesk@curtislibrary.com.  We are always happy to help!