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Amanda's Pick

The Whisper on the Night Wind: The True History of a Wilderness Legend

Author: Adam Shoalts
Collection: Nonfiction
Genre: Travel, Folklore
Format: Book

Traverspine is not a place you will find on most maps. A century ago, it stood near the foothills of the remote Mealy Mountains in central Labrador. Today it is an abandoned ghost town, almost all trace of it swallowed up by dark spruce woods that cloak millions of acres. Adam Shoalts, decorated modern-day explorer and an expert on wilderness folklore, picks up the trail from a century ago and sets off into the Labrador wild to investigate the tale. It is a spine-tingling adventure, straight from a land steeped in legends and lore, where Vikings wandered a thousand years ago and wolves and bears still roam free.

Debra's Pick

Did I Say You Could Go

Author: Melanie Gideon
Collection: Adult Fiction
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
Format: Book

When Ruth, a wealthy divorcée, offers to host the Hillside Academy kindergarten meet-and-greet, she hopes this will be a fresh start for her and her introverted daughter, Marley. Finally, they'll be accepted into a tribe. Instead, the parents are turned off by Ruth's ostentatious wealth and before kindergarten even begins, Ruth and Marley are outcasts. The last guest to arrive at the meet-and-greet is Gemma, a widow and a single mother to her daughter, Bee. Ruth sets her sights on the mother-daughter duo, and soon the two families are inseparable. For Gemma, who lives paycheck to paycheck, Ruth's largesse is seductive, but as the years go by, she can't shake the feeling that she's accruing an increasingly unpayable debt…

Debbie's Pick

Legacy

Author: Nora Roberts
Collection: Adult Fiction
Genre: Romance, Thriller, Suspense
Format: Book, eBook, Digital Audiobook

Adrian Rizzo was seven when she met her father for the first time. That was the day he nearly killed her―before her mother, Lina, stepped in. Soon after, Adrian was dropped off at her grandparents’ house in Maryland, where she spent a long summer drinking lemonade, playing with dogs, making a new best friend―and developing the stirrings of a crush on her friend’s ten-year-old brother. Lina, meanwhile, traveled the country promoting her fitness brand and turning it into a billion-dollar business.

Christine's Pick

And Miles To Go Before I Sleep

Author:Jocelyne Saucier
Collection: Adult Fiction, OverDrive
Genre: Canadian Literary Fiction, Railroad trains
Format: Book, eBook

Jocelyne Saucier is back with this unsettling story about a woman's disappearance. Gladys might look old and frail, but she is determined to finish her life on her own terms. And so, one September morning, she leaves Swastika, her home of the past fifty years, and hops on the Northlander train, eager to put thousands of miles of northern Quebec between her and the improbably named village, and leaving behind her perennially tormented daughter, Lisana. Our mysterious narrator, who is documenting these disappearing northern trains, is on a quest to uncover the truth of Gladys's voyage, tracking down fellow passengers and train employees to learn what happened to Gladys and her daughter, and why.

Larina's Pick

Le Petit Prince / The Little Prince
**Available in both French and English!**

Author: Antoine de Saint- Exupéry
Collection: Junior Fiction, French Fiction, OverDrive
Genre: Classics, Children’s Fiction, Fantasy
Format: Book, eBook

A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper... And thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed forever the world for its readers.

Ashley's Pick

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1)

Author: Marissa Meyer
Collection: Young Adult Fiction
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Format: Book, eBook, Digital Audiobook

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future.

Nika's Pick

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

Author: Carl Sagan
Collection: OverDrive
Genre: Science, Philosophy, History
Format: eBook

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions. Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms.

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