Monday, October 30, 2017

Kathy recommends Favorites

In our semi-annual book talk program, Chapter One, Popular Materials Librarian Kathy recommended the following titles:
Kathy’s Favorites

Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave (2017)
When revelations about her true identity come to light, culinary star Sunshine Mackenzie loses everything and returns to her childhood home in Montauk where she strives to reinvent herself. FIC

Word of Honor by Nelson DeMille (2017)
Throwback Title.  The publication of a book--claiming to document the facts about a massacre of civilians that occurred in a French hospital outside Hue in 1968 under the command of American Lieutenant Ben Tyson--upends Tyson's suburban life and rocky marriage.  FIC

My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood (2017)
Kate Rafter is a high-flying war reporter. She's the strong one. The one who escaped Herne Bay and their father. Her sister Sally didn't. Instead, she drinks. But when their mother dies, Kate is forced to return to the old family home. And on her first night she is woken by a terrifying scream. What secret has Kate stumbled upon?  FIC

The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz (2017)                         
Hot Summer Read 2017.  Ignoring the troubling behavior of an eccentric crime writer with whom she has worked for years, editor Susan Ryeland is dismayed when a subplot hidden in the author's latest manuscript reveals a real-world murder. MYS

Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki (2017)
Hot Summer Read 2017.  Hiring a live-in nanny to attend her family's needs while she attempts to finish writing her book, Lady begins questioning the young woman's agenda when the latter instantly connects with the family and begins acting in suspicious ways. FIC

The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor (2017)
Nearly two decades after surviving a shark attack in the Gulf of Mexico, a world-traveling marine biologist and respected "shark whisperer" harbors private insecurities that compel her to return to her Florida coast home to explore old and new relationships. You may recognize the name.  Ann is the daughter of celebrated author Sue Monk Kidd. FIC

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