Thursday, March 10, 2016

Reading Ahead: April 2016, part 4

Whether you'd like a little romance, or would rather some contemporary family drama, never fear, the Trumbull Library has you covered!

‘Til Death DoUs Part, by Amanda Quick. Calista Langley operates an exclusive “introduction” agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning—a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone. Each is engraved with her initials. Afraid the police will not take her seriously, Calista turns to an author of popular crime novels to help her unearth the source of these ominous tidings, and they may find that the secret lies deep in Calista's long-buried past.

Miller’s Valley, by Anna Quindlen. For generations the Millers have lived in Miller’s Valley. Mimi Miller tells about her life with intimacy and honesty. As Mimi eavesdrops on her parents and quietly observes the people around her, she discovers more and more about the toxicity of family secrets, the dangers of gossip, the flaws of marriage, the inequalities of friendship and the risks of passion, loyalty, and love. Home, as Mimi begins to realize, can be “a place where it’s just as easy to feel lost as it is to feel content.” 

What We Find, by Robyn Carr. Between the urban bustle of Denver and the high-stress environment of a career in neurosurgery, Maggie Sullivan has hit a wall. When an emergency high-risk procedure results in the death of a teenager, Maggie finds herself in the middle of a lawsuit—and experiencing levels of anxiety she's never faced before. She knows she needs to slow down before she burns out completely, and the best place she can think to do that is Sullivan's Crossing, a homestead that has been passed through the generations of Maggie's family, currently run by her eccentric father, Sully. When she shows up unannounced, she's welcomed with open arms, only to find herself quickly saddled with more responsibilities than she'd anticipated. It is with a mysterious man who seems impossibly eager to help, that Maggie finally lets herself breathe. Carr is becoming a favorite among many of the Library's regular readers.

Titans, by Leila Meacham. From the author of the beloved bestselling novel, Roses, comes a new sweeping family drama, this time set at the turn of the last century in Texas on the cusp of the oil boom, which would change both lifestyle and landscape irrevocably. In the midst of this, two lives are intertwined: Samantha Gordon, privileged heiress to a sprawling cattle ranch near Fort Worth; and Nathan Holloway, a charming farm boy from north Texas. For readers looking to lose themselves in a vast saga.

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