The Holdout by Graham Moore

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 10:25am -- JGranatino

Ten years ago, Maya Seale found herself in the middle of the controversial trial of Bobby Nock, an African American high school teacher accused of killing one of his students, fifteen-year-old Jessica Silver, heiress to a billion-dollar real estate fortune. Maya believed he was innocent and, one by one, persuades the rest of the jurors to return the verdict of not guilty, a decision that will change all their lives forever.

The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 11:39am -- JGranatino

Alexis, an ER doctor, is on a vacation trip with her cycling enthusiast boyfriend Austin in Vietnam. While she lounges beside the pool, he sets off on an extended solo ride, presumably to pay homage to his uncle, killed in the Vietnam War, and his father, who was seriously wounded during the conflict. Hours pass, and Alexis has had no word from Austin although she has texted him several times.

The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung

Tue, 04/14/2020 - 10:56am -- JGranatino

Catherine Chung’s The Tenth Muse brings readers a beautiful and sweeping tale about identity, love, and legacy. Since Katherine was a child she knew that she was different. Now a mathematician striving to make her mark in a field that is male dominated, she furthers her studies in Europe tackling the Riemann hypothesis, the greatest unsolved mathematical problem of her lifetime.

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 11:44am -- JGranatino

It’s 1982 and Viv Delaney has run away from her home in Illinois to try and make it in New York City. Unfortunately her plans are derailed and she finds herself in Upstate New York working the night shift at the Sun Down Motel. Before long, Viv realizes that something isn’t right at the Sun Down and she’s determined to uncover all the secrets hidden at the motel. But Viv learns the hard way that some secrets were never meant to be uncovered.

The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 12:34pm -- JGranatino

Poland, 1941. Roza and her five-year-old daughter, Shira, hide in the loft of a neighbor’s barn, the only survivors of another Jewish family murdered by Nazi soldiers. They have nothing except their memories of musical family gatherings with young Shira capturing the melodies in her head while she dances around the room. Now she must remain silent to avoid giving away their hiding place.

Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 10:17am -- JGranatino

Malcolm Kershaw, owner of the Old Devils Bookstore in Boston, is approached by FBI agent Gwen Mulvey when a series of murders seemingly copied from a blog of his entitled “Eight Perfect Murders” throws the spotlight his way. Malcolm chose eight of what he considered the best examples of unsolvable murders in literature from authors such as Agatha Christie, Donna Tartt, Patricia Highsmith and John D.


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