No More Dying Then by Ruth Rendell
A five-year-old boy and a twelve-year-old girl disappear from the village of Kingsmarkham. When a child's body turns up at an abandoned country home one search turns into a murder investigation and the other turns into a race against time. Inspector Wexford series.
First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies
by Kate Andersen Brower
The murder investigation of the death of a maid in a Victorian household is handled by the young Inspector Thomas Pitt who finds no one above suspicion. He is drawn to the pretty Charlotte Ellison, when a romance between a society girl and a lowly policeman was considered impossible. First in the series.
Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, this intriguing narrative is the tale of how award winning author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life - vowing that, for one year, they'd only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or live to learn without it.
Circling the Sun by Paula McClain tells the compelling and exotic story of Beryl Markham, a British-born Kenyan aviator and horse trainer who forged her way through life and broke barriers. Abandoned by her mother and raised by her father on his Kenyan farm, Beryl's extraordinary life is marked by hardship, beauty, love, heartache, and hope.
Gyasi's book is one of enormous sweep and emotional power that traces two, 18th century, Ghana-born half-sisters, Effia and Esi's and their descendants through centuries of warfare in Ghana, the slave trade and British colonization and into America. Explore the remarkable world of Effia and Esi.
What 2015 picture book had the best art of the year? We've pulled the top titles getting buzz for the 2016 Caldecott Award, and want to hear what you think. Browse through them all and defend your favorites. Do you agree with the librarians' picks? See if your favorite wins the real award on Monday, January 23. Best for kids 5+.
Each month we'll learn about a new cookbook and bring in a dish to share. It will be a potluck of tasty treats!
This month's selection is "Nancy Drew's Cookbook" by Carolyn Keene. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month before the event. Please bring a recipe of your choice to the discussion, and join us for conversation and cuisine.
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