Victoria and AbdulMore Staff Picks +
Based upon "mostly" true events, this is the story of Queen Victoria's unlikely friendship with an Indian clerk. Dame Judi Dench should really be all the reason to choose this movie! It is superb! It is funny and poignant and beautiful. It felt like such a beautiful continuation of the film Mrs. Brown....30 some years later. Eddie Izzard is spot on as the future king, and spoiled brat, Bertie. The library also has the book explaining how this friendship was revealed with the discovery of Abdul Karim's diary.
Crazy Like a FoxMore Staff Picks +
This is #10 in Rita Mae Brown's enchanting mystery novels set in the Virginia horse country! Sister Jane Arnold, Master of Jefferson Hunt leads a foxhunting mystery investigation when a valuable hunting horn goes missing. Murder, ghosts, and old family rivalries lead a pack of two, four footed and winged familiar characters on a merry chase! Always intriguing entertaining and amusing!
MeatyMore Staff Picks +
Is this book irreverent and raunchy? Yes! Is it R-rated? Probably. Is it hilarious? Absolutely! Samantha Irby is an African-American comedian, author, and blogger. You will laugh-out-loud as you get to know Sam and her life and upbringing in these essays.
Lincoln in the BardoMore Staff Picks +
The sad yet true death of Abraham Lincoln's son and the President's reaction to this tragedy set the stage for a brilliant read that breaks through formal constraints to create a new type of storytelling. Narrated by a group of ghosts during a single night in a cemetery, the reader will come face to face with the big issues - life and death, right and wrong - and come away with a renewed sense of wonder at what we call life.
Murder on the Orient ExpressMore Staff Picks +
Read this before you see the movie! This book was left in the seat pocket of the plane I was on and I thought, why not? I had never read an Agatha Christie murder mystery so now seemed as good a time as any. The story is suspenseful, intriguing and will get you hooked. Your very own game of “Clue” in a book.
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBIMore Staff Picks +
In the 1920s, the Osage Indian nation struck oil and quickly became the richest people per capita in the world. When members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances, detectives began to piece together the details of a sinister conspiracy. When the detectives themselves were murdered, J. Edgar Hoover sent in a team of undercover agents. This book is shocking, tragic, exciting, and very well done.
In 27 DaysMore Staff Picks +
Hadley Jamison is shocked when she hears that her classmate, Archer Morales, has committed suicide. She didn’t know the quiet, reserved guy very well, but that doesn’t stop her from feeling there was something she could have done to help him. Hoping to find some sense of closure, Hadley attends Archer’s funeral. There, Hadley is approached by a man who calls himself Death and offers her a deal. If Hadley accepts, she will be sent back 27 days in time to prevent Archer from killing himself. But when Hadley agrees to Death’s terms and goes back to right the past, she quickly learns her mission is harder than she ever could have known. Hadley soon discovers Archer’s reasons for being alone, and Archer realizes that having someone to confide in isn’t as bad as he’d always thought. But when a series of dangerous accidents starts pushing them apart, Hadley must decide whether she is ready to risk everything—including her life—to keep Archer safe.
A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster HuntingMore Staff Picks +
It's not every day you learn MONSTERS ARE REAL. But every day isn't Halloween. When first-time babysitter Kelly loses Baby Jacob to the monsters who live under his bed, she discovers a secret society of babysitters who help her kick Toadie butt. Together, they have to rescue Jacob before his parents get home -- or the Boogeyman will bring his nightmares to life. All in a night's work!
Magpie MurdersMore Staff Picks +
Double your pleasure double your fun!! You get two for your money! A book within a book that provides lots to puzzle as you read both stories. Editor Susan Ryeland is given the newest manuscript of Alan Conway's Detective Atticus Pudd. She discovers to her horror that the last two chapters are gone! Also the author has died. Suicide it would appear! The two plots begin to intertwine. Find those final chapters and the solution to both will be accomplished ! Marvelous classic mystery within a contemporary mystery like Russian Matrioshka dolls!!!
The Midnight LineMore Staff Picks +
Lee Child’s latest is another engaging Jack Reacher novel that does not disappoint. Our hero spots a small West Point class ring in a hock shop, in a town that was only supposed to be a short stop on the bus ride from his own recent past to anywhere. He sees what many would miss, a story. A reason. He doggedly follows his instincts and his own rules to return the ring to its owner. With just a hint more melancholy than usual, and maybe even a pinch more audacity, Child drives this story home, and as always, this reader learns a few things on the journey.
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