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Book Sketches

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:05pm -- JGranatino

Emira Tucker is 25 and juggling two jobs as she struggles to pay rent, keep her healthcare, and figure out what she wants to do with her life. Alix Chamberlain is a wealthy white blogger and minor social media celebrity who battles doubts and insecurities, all while on the surface maintaining a facade that she has everything she ever wanted.

The Holdout by Graham Moore

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 10:25am -- JGranatino

Ten years ago, Maya Seale found herself in the middle of the controversial trial of Bobby Nock, an African American high school teacher accused of killing one of his students, fifteen-year-old Jessica Silver, heiress to a billion-dollar real estate fortune. Maya believed he was innocent and, one by one, persuades the rest of the jurors to return the verdict of not guilty, a decision that will change all their lives forever.

The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 11:39am -- JGranatino

Alexis, an ER doctor, is on a vacation trip with her cycling enthusiast boyfriend Austin in Vietnam. While she lounges beside the pool, he sets off on an extended solo ride, presumably to pay homage to his uncle, killed in the Vietnam War, and his father, who was seriously wounded during the conflict. Hours pass, and Alexis has had no word from Austin although she has texted him several times.

The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung

Tue, 04/14/2020 - 10:56am -- JGranatino

Catherine Chung’s The Tenth Muse brings readers a beautiful and sweeping tale about identity, love, and legacy. Since Katherine was a child she knew that she was different. Now a mathematician striving to make her mark in a field that is male dominated, she furthers her studies in Europe tackling the Riemann hypothesis, the greatest unsolved mathematical problem of her lifetime.

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