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STAFF PICK – The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney


Crime Time


The true crime section of the library has always been popular (364.1523 if you're browsing!) and from the avalanche of books, TV shows, documentaries, and podcasts it seems our appetite is only increasing. Unless you've been living off the grid...

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April to Watch For


Fellside by M.R. Carey (April 5): I'm not generally someone who reads multiple books by the same author, but at the top of my anticipated releases pile this month is the next book from M.R. Carey, whose intriguing 2014 dystopian novel The Girl With...

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