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The Other Americans

The Other Americans by Laila Lalami Meghan says, More than just a mystery about a deadly hit and run, this book delves into the ties that bind a family and the impact of their choices. Told with alternating narrators, character’s motivations and inner lives are slowly revealed. A few loose threads might leave you wanting more, but the story is none the less enjoyable and will tug at your heartstrings.
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The Starless Sea

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern Erin says, This book was so much fun and perfect for any library worker and/or book lover. The story mostly follows Zachary, a grad school student who feels shy and awkward and somewhat of a loner. He comes across an old and uncatalogued book in the university library one day and looks to see what is inside.
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The Wicked King

The Wicked King by Holly Black Courtney says, This was the sequel to Cruel Prince which was the first book in the Folk of Air Series. The novel picks up about six months after the finish of Cruel Prince where Jude is now the King’s right hand and has King Cardan under her control through the binding pact they made in the first novel.
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Once More We Saw Stars

Once More We Saw Stars by Jayson Greene Sydney says, A really beautifully written, but painful book to read. At times it was so raw and so close – I wonder what another year or two’s time and reflection would have done to his story. But this was up close and personal on a parent’s grief of losing a child and I’m better for having read it.
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Finding Dorothy

Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts Stephanie says, If you are a fan of the “Wizard of Oz”, you will enjoy this novel based on the lives of Maude and L. Frank Baum, the author of the Oz books. The plot alternates between the beginnings of their marriage and, after Frank’s death, the filming of the movie.
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