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Amanda's Pick

Murdered Midas: A Millionaire, His Gold Mine, and a Strange Death on an Island Paradise

Author: Charlotte Gray
Collection: Nonfiction
Genre: True Crime, History
Format: Book, eBook, Digital Audiobook

On an island paradise in 1943, Sir Harry Oakes, gold-mining tycoon, philanthropist and one of the richest men in the British Empire, is murdered. The news of his death surges across the English-speaking world, from London, the Imperial centre, to the remote Canadian mining town of Kirkland Lake in the Northern Ontario bush. The murder becomes celebrated as the crime of the century.

Debra's Pick

Local Woman Missing

Author: Mary Kubica
Collection: Adult Fiction
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
Format: Book, eBook

People don’t just disappear without a trace... Shelby Tebow is the first to go missing. Not long after, Meredith Dickey and her six-year-old daughter, Delilah, vanish just blocks away from where Shelby was last seen, striking fear into their once-peaceful community. Are these incidents connected? After an elusive search that yields more questions than answers, the case eventually goes cold. Now, eleven years later, Delilah shockingly returns. Everyone wants to know what happened to her, but no one is prepared for what they’ll find…

Debbie's Pick


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

A Town Called Solace

Author: Mary Lawson
Collection: Adult Fiction
Genre: Canadian Literary Fiction
Format: Book, eBook, Digital Audiobook

Rebellious teenager Rose been missing for weeks with no word, and Rose's younger sister, the feisty and fierce Clara, keeps a daily vigil at the living-room window, hoping for her sibling's return. Enter thirtyish Liam Kane, newly divorced, newly unemployed, newly arrived in this small northern town, where he promptly moves into the house next door--watched suspiciously by astonished and dismayed Clara, whose elderly friend, Mrs. Orchard, owns that home. Around the time of Rose's disappearance, Mrs. Orchard was sent for a short stay in hospital, and Clara promised to keep an eye on the house and its remaining occupant, Mrs. Orchard's cat, Moses. As the novel unfolds, so does the mystery of what has transpired between Mrs Orchard and the newly arrived stranger.

Larina's Pick

La Mysterieuse Bibliothecaire / The Mysterious Librarian

Author: Dominique Demers
Collection: Junior French Fiction
Genre: Children's Fiction
Format: Book (French)

Mlle Charlotte, la nouvelle bibliothécaire de Saint-Anatole, promène ses livres dans une brouette. Dans le vieux grenier transformé en bibliothèque, on s'amuse comme des fous. Mais un jour, Mlle Charlotte s'endort, aspirée par l'histoire qu'elle est en train de lire... Comment la délivrer de cet étrange sortilège?
Miss Charlotte, the new librarian of Saint-Anatole, carries her books in a wheelbarrow. In the old attic transformed into a library, we have a lot of fun. But one day, Miss Charlotte falls asleep, sucked into the story she is reading... How can she be freed from this strange spell?

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

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Author: Mary Roach
Collections: Nonfiction
Genre: Science, Humour, Health
Format: Book, eBook, Digital Audiobook

The alimentary canal -- the much-maligned tube from mouth to rear -- is as taboo, in its way, as the cadavers in "Stiff," and as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in "Packing for Mars." In "Gulp" we meet the scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks —or has the courage —to ask. How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? Can wine tasters really tell a $10 bottle from a $100 bottle? Why is crunchy food so appealing? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? We go on location to a pet food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. Like all of Roach's books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.

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