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The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 3:45pm -- JGranatino

Famed artist Alicia Berenson has been convicted of her wealthy husband’s murder and sent to an institution for the criminally insane, remaining silent throughout her arrest, trial and incarceration. Psychotherapist Theo Faber is keenly interested in her case, especially when he sees her last painting entitled “Alcestis”, which he believes to be a key in finding out her possible motive for the crime.

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 9:57am -- BHanley

Bursting with raw intensity and dazzling brilliance similar to The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas delivers a surefire powerhouse follow-up in On the Come Up. Bri is a 16-year-old aspiring rapper looking to help her family out by making it big. Growing up in Garden Heights (Los Angeles) where many people struggle with bills, drugs, and gangs, Bri wants to be a beacon of hope for her community.

America for Beginners by Leah Franqui

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 1:32pm -- BHanley

America for Beginners by Leah Franqui is a poignant story, told with careful, respectful prose. A year after the death of her husband, an Indian woman, Pival Sengupta, decides to visit her gay and estranged son in the United States. Under the guise of a country tour, Pival travels with Satya, the tour guide, and Rebecca, a hired actress to be her traveling companion.

The Outsider by Stephen King

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 1:46pm -- JGranatino

Father, teacher, head little league coach, and so much more, Terry Maitland really is the heart of Flint City, Oklahoma. When a heinous atrocity against a young child is committed, witnesses and DNA evidence point directly at Terry. The problem is, Terry was nowhere near Flint City when the crime occurred and he has proof of this alibi. As the tension rises, evidence on both sides builds up. Is Terry really the good guy everyone thinks he is?

A Call For Revolution: a vision for the future by Dalai Lama XIV

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 9:57am -- JGranatino

This small but powerful manifesto is a heartfelt appeal from a respected Buddhist leader for young people “to lead humanity toward a renewed form of fraternity, justice, and solidarity.” In it, he stresses the need to practice altruism, non-violence, and peaceful dialogue, to exercise leadership in healing and protecting the ecosystem, and to bring about a “revolution of compassion.” He reminds the reader that because “every action, every word, a

Brother by Ania Ahlborn

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 2:40pm -- JGranatino

Life inside the Morrow family’s farmhouse is far from normal. Having grown up in an abusive home, Momma uses plenty of physical means to keep her children in line. Momma and Wade have three children, up until their son Rebel abducts 4 year old Michael from a neighboring town. The Morrow’s live in a secluded area where no one can hear you scream.

Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 2:38pm -- JGranatino

During the initial outbreak of “Herod's Syndrome,” all prepubescent children suddenly drop dead at about the same time. Grief, despair, and unreality encompass parents while funeral homes  struggle to keep up with so many dead all at once. Three days later, after many are buried and rotting, all the children suddenly wake up with no memory of what has happened. All seems oddly normal, until they start to die again.

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