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“THE RIVER MURDERS” by James Patterson . . . Mitchum is back. His brother's been charged with murder. Nathaniel swears he didn't kill anyone, but word on the street is that he was involved with the victim's wife. Now, Navy SEAL dropout Mitchum will break every rule to expose the truth--even if it destroys the people he loves.
“BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN” by Diane Chamberlain . . . Imprisoned for a crime she did not commit, an artist is offered a chance to complete her remaining time by restoring a post office mural in a sleepy Southern town where another artist confronted violent prejudice decades earlier.
“THE HOLLOWS” by Jess Montgomery . . . Ohio, 1926: For many years, the railroad track in Moonvale Tunnel has been used as a shortcut through the Appalachian hills. When an elderly woman is killed walking along the tracks, the brakeman tells tales of seeing a ghostly female figure dressed all in white. Newly elected Sheriff Lily Ross is called on to the case to dispel the myths.
“THE NETWORK” by L.C. Shaw . . . Investigating the suspicious death of a senator who had predicted his murder days before, investigative journalist Jack Logan and the victim’s wife, Taylor, uncover a dangerous plot by a powerful political influencer.
“GRACE IS GONE” by Emily Elgar . . . Everyone in Ashford, Cornwall, knows Meg Nichols and her daughter, Grace. Meg has been selflessly caring for Grace for years, and Grace&;smiling and optimistic in spite of her many illnesses&;adores her mother. So when Meg is found brutally bludgeoned in her bed and her daughter missing, the community is rocked.
“THE KINGS MERCY” by Lori Benton . . . When captured rebel Scotsman Alex MacKinnon is granted the king's mercy--exile to the Colony of North Carolina--he's indentured to Englishman Edmund Carey as a blacksmith. Against his will Alex is drawn into the struggles of Carey's slaves--and those of his stepdaughter, Joanna Carey. A mistress with a servant's heart, Joanna is expected to wed her father's overseer, Phineas Reeves, but finds herself drawn instead to the new blacksmith. In memory of Carl DeBoer.
“LONG BRIGHT RIVER” by Liz Moore . . . A suspense novel that looks at the anatomy of a Philadelphia family rocked by the opioid crisis and the relationship between two sisters--one, suffering from addiction, who has suddenly gone missing amid a series of mysterious murders; the other a police officer who patrols the neighborhood from which she disappeared: a story about the formidable ties between place, family, and fate.
“HOPE'S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN” by Misty M. Beller . . . On her way to deliver vaccines to a mining town in the Montana Territory, Ingrid Chastain never anticipated a terrible accident would leave her alone and badly injured in the wilderness. When rescue comes in the form of a mysterious mountain man, she's hesitant to trust him, but the journey ahead will change their lives more than they could have known.
“BORN TO BE A COWBOY” by R. C. Ryan . . . After running wild in his youth, Finn Monroe is now on the other side of the law as the local attorney. Between his practice and working at his family's ranch, his days aren't as exciting as they used to be--until Jessica Blair steps into his office. Gorgeous and determined, Jessie has a hunch her aunt is in trouble, and Finn is her last hope. As someone who relies on facts rather than feelings, Finn is skeptical. But it can't hurt to do a little digging.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“DREAM WITHIN A DREAM” by Patricia MacLachlan . . . Eleven-year-old aspiring writer Louisa considers traveling the world with her globetrotting parents, but friendship with George helps her to see her grandparents' farm on Deer Island in a new light. In memory of Marilee Reiher.
“SISTERS FIRST” by Jenna Bush Hager . . . A young girl's wish is granted when a new sister arrives. While the baby can't do much, over time the big and little siblings become inseparable, playing and dancing, imagining and laughing. By each other's sides, they are smarter, kinder, and braver than they ever thought they could be. And they are forever sisters first. Given in memory of Marilee Reiher.
“THE HUNDRED-YEAR BARN” by Patricia MacLachlan . . . A little boy who helps during the construction of a red barn on his family's land recalls his life as he and the barn grow older together. Given in memory of Carl DeBoer.