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GRRL staff tell you what  they recommend from the library.  

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A circle of wives Cover
Alice LaPlante
When Dr. John Taylor is found dead in a hotel room in his own hometown, police find enough incriminating evidence to suspect foul play. Detective Samantha Adams, whose posh Palo Alto beat usually covers small town crimes, is innocently thrown into a high profile murder case that is more intricately intertwined than she first expected. Detective Adams soon finds herself delving through marital secrets and broken love in order to track down a murderer inside this deceitful web of lies.
FIC LaP
Book
Apr 1, 2014
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Isla Morley
Abducted and locked in an abandoned missile silo by a mad survivalist, a Kansas teen endures loneliness and despair while struggling to raise a baby in isolation before escaping into a world more changed than she anticipated.
FIC Mor
Book
Apr 1, 2014
After I'm gone Cover
Laura Lippman
When Felix Brewer meets Bernadette "Bambi" Gottschalk at a Valentine's Dance in 1959, he charms her with wild promises, some of which he actually keeps. Thanks to his lucrative--if not all legal--businesses, she and their three little girls live in luxury. But on the Fourth of July, 1976, Bambi's comfortable world implodes when Felix, newly convicted and facing prison, mysteriously vanishes. Somewhere between the secrets and lies connecting past and present, there is the truth.
FIC Lip
Book
Apr 1, 2014
Bark : stories Cover
Lorrie Moore
In "Debarking," a newly divorced man tries to keep his wits about him as the United States prepares to invade Iraq, and against this ominous moment, we see--in all its irresistible hilarity and darkness--the perils of divorce and what can follow in its wake. In "Foes," a political argument goes grotesquely awry as the events of 9/11 unexpectedly manifest at a fund-raising dinner in Georgetown. In "The Juniper Tree," a teacher, visited by the ghost of her recently deceased friend, is forced to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in a kind of nightmare reunion. And in "Wings," we watch the unraveling of two once-hopeful musicians who neither held fast to their dreams nor struck out along other paths
FIC Moo
Book
Apr 1, 2014
Blood will out : the true story of a murder, a mystery, and a masquerade Cover
Walter Kirn
The true story of a young novelist who meets and befriends an eccentric, privileged New Yorker when he delivers a crippled hunting dog to him from an animal shelter, and later discovers that his friend was a serial imposter and brutal double-murderer
364.1523 Kir
Book
Apr 1, 2014
Borgen. Season 1, discs 1 & 2 Cover
Adam Price
Tobias Lindholm
Jeppe Gjervig Gram
Camilla Hammerich
Søren Krach-Jacobsen
Borgen explores the insular world of high-stakes Danish politics and the press corps that covers it. Birgitte Nyborg, the head of the moderate party, becomes Denmark's first female prime minister and has to quickly learn the ways of power while trying to maintain a family life, manage her public image, and overcome the entrenched old boys club.
839.81 Bor Season 1 Discs 1 & 2
DVD
Apr 11, 2014
Boy, snow, bird Cover
Helen Oyeyemi
In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes, for beauty-- the opposite of the life she's left behind in New York. She marries a local widower and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow Whitman. A wicked stepmother is a creature Boy never imagined she'd become, but the birth of Boy's daughter, Bird, who is dark-skinned, exposes the Whitmans as light-skinned African Americans passing for white. Now Boy, Snow, and Bird must confront the tyranny of the mirror to ask how much power surfaces really hold
FIC Oye
Book
Apr 1, 2014
Gemini : a novel Cover
Carol Wiley Cassella
An intensive-care doctor in Seattle grappling with her stagnant relationship and ticking biological clock, Charlotte Reese becomes engrossed in the case of a Jane Doe delivered to her hospital comatose after a highway hit-and-run. After no one comes to the hospital looking for the new patient, Charlotte take a special interest in the case, and with the help of her boyfriend, Eric Bryson, begins to dig into Jane Doe’s past. What she comes up with forces her to confront decisions both professional and personal.-- Publishers Weekly
FIC Cas
Book
Apr 1, 2014
Redeployment Cover
Phil Klay
"In Redeployment, his debut collection of short stories, Phil Klay, gives the civilian reader a visceral feeling for what it is like to be a soldier in a combat zone, and what it is like to return home, still reeling from the dislocations of war."-- New York Times
FIC Kla
Book
Apr 1, 2014
Runner Cover
Patrick Lee
"Sam Dryden, retired special forces, lives a quiet life in a small town on the coast of Southern California. While out on a run in the middle of the night, a young girl runs into him on the seaside boardwalk. Barefoot and terrified, she's running from a group of heavily armed men with one clear goal--to kill the fleeing child. After Dryden helps her evade her pursuers, he learns that the eleven year old, for as long as she can remember, has been kept in a secret prison by forces within the government."-- Provided by publisher
FIC Lee
Book
Apr 1, 2014
Shotgun lovesongs Cover
Nickolas Butler
"Hank, Leland, Kip and Ronny were all born and raised in the same Wisconsin town--Little Wing--and are now coming into their own (or not) as husbands and fathers. One of them never left, still farming the family's land that's been tilled for generations. Others did leave, went farther afield to make good, with varying degrees of success; as a rock star, commodities trader, rodeo stud. And seamlessly woven into their patchwork is Beth, whose presence among them--both then and now--fuels the kind of passion one comes to expect of lovesongs and rivalries."-- Provided by publisher
FIC But
Book
Apr 1, 2014
The accident : a novel Cover
Chris Pavone
Feverishly paging through a disturbing anonymous manuscript that she believes has world-changing potential, New York literary agent Isabel Reed catches the attentions of Copenhagen veteran station chief Hayden Gray, who resolves to keep the book's secrets from being exposed.
FIC Pav
Book
Apr 1, 2014
The black-eyed blonde : a Philip Marlowe novel Cover
Benjamin Black
"Channeling Raymond Chandler, Benjamin Black has brought Marlowe back to life for a new adventure on the mean streets of Bay City, California. It is the early 1950s, Marlowe is as restless and lonely as ever, and business is a little slow. Then a new client is shown in: young, beautiful, and expensively dressed, she wants Marlowe to find her former lover, a man named Nico Peterson. Marlowe sets off on his search, but almost immediately discovers that Peterson's disappearance is merely the first in a series of bewildering events."-- Provided by publisher
FIC Bla
Book
Apr 1, 2014
The enchanted : a novel Cover
Rene Denfeld
The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison, viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate who finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him. A female investigator searches for buried information from prisoners' pasts that can save those soon-to-be-executed. Digging into the background of a killer named York, she uncovers wrenching truths that challenge familiar notions of victim and criminal, innocence and guilt, and reveals shocking secrets of her own.
FIC Den
Book
Apr 1, 2014
The good luck of right now : a novel Cover
Matthew Quick
When his mother dies, 38-year-old Bartholomew Neil, who doesn't know how to be on his own, discovers a letter in his mother's underwear drawer that causes him to write a series of highly intimate letters to actor Richard Gere, while embarking on a quest to find out where he belongs
FIC Qui
Book
Apr 1, 2014
The Museum of Extraordinary Things : a novel Cover
Alice Hoffman
The daughter of a Coney Island boardwalk curiosities museum's front man pursues an impassioned love affair with a Russian immigrant photographer who after fleeing his Lower East Side Orthodox community has captured poignant images of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
FIC Hof
Book
Apr 1, 2014
The spinning heart Cover
Donal Ryan
The rural residents of the county of Tipperary deal in their own ways with the financial collapse of the Irish economy.
FIC Rya
Book
Apr 1, 2014
The weight of blood : a novel Cover
Laura McHugh
"The Dane family's roots tangle deep in the Ozark Mountain town of Henbane, but that doesn't keep sixteen-year-old Lucy Dane from being treated like an outsider. Folks still whisper about her mother, a bewitching young stranger who inspired local myths when she vanished years ago. When one of Lucy's few friends, slow-minded Cheri, is found murdered, Lucy feels haunted by the two lost girls--the mother she never knew and the friend she couldn't protect. Everything changes when Lucy stumbles across Cheri's necklace in an abandoned trailer and finds herself drawn into a search for answers." -- Provided by publisher
FIC McH
Book
Apr 1, 2014
The wives of Los Alamos : a novel Cover
TaraShea Nesbit
Their average age was twenty-five. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London, Chicago--and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure, or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship as they were forced to adapt to a rugged military town where everything was a secret, including what their husbands were doing at the lab.
FIC Nes
Book
Apr 1, 2014
While beauty slept Cover
Elizabeth Canning Blackwell
"A Gothic retelling of the real story behind the legend of Sleeping Beauty"-- Provided by publisher
FIC Bla
Book
Apr 1, 2014
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Alice LaPlante
FIC LaP
Nickolas Butler
FIC But
Isla Morley
FIC Mor
Chris Pavone
FIC Pav
Laura Lippman
FIC Lip
Benjamin Black
FIC Bla
Lorrie Moore
FIC Moo
Rene Denfeld
FIC Den
Walter Kirn
364.1523 Kir
Matthew Quick
FIC Qui
Adam Price
Tobias Lindholm
Jeppe Gjervig Gram
Camilla Hammerich
Søren Krach-Jacobsen
839.81 Bor Season 1 Discs 1 & 2
Alice Hoffman
FIC Hof
Helen Oyeyemi
FIC Oye
Donal Ryan
FIC Rya
Carol Wiley Cassella
FIC Cas
Laura McHugh
FIC McH
Phil Klay
FIC Kla
TaraShea Nesbit
FIC Nes
Patrick Lee
FIC Lee
Elizabeth Canning Blackwell
FIC Bla