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When winter winds blow curl up with a good book!



THE PHARAOH KEY” by Preston & Child . . . When his former employer goes missing, Gideon Crew, reeling from his terminal diagnosis, pursues the long-awaited translation of the Phaistos Disk, an ancient tablet that could end or save his life.

LOOK ALIVE TWENTY-FIVE” by Janet Evanovich . . . When three consecutive managers of a Trenton deli go missing, leaving no clues behind except a single shoe each, new manager Stephanie Plum needs to figure out what's going on before she becomes the next victim.

“LEAVE NO TRACE” by Mindy Mejia . . . When a boy who went missing 10 years earlier in the untamed wilderness of Minnesota is discovered, violent and uncommunicative, a language therapist harboring difficult secrets struggles to uncover what happened. 

AS THE TIDE COMES IN” by Cindy Woodsmall . . . Following a devastating personal tragedy and a head injury, Tara Abbott flees to St. Simons Island, where her disorientation draws the attention of a group island residents and longtime friends known as the Glynn Girls.

THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ” by Heather Morris . . . This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.

THE HOME FOR UNWANTED GIRLS” by Joanna Goodman . . . Unable to forget the daughter she was forced to give up 17 years earlier, Maggie Hughes, now married to a businessman eager to start a family, is reunited with a man from her past who helps her realize that she must take what she wants from life and go in search of her long-lost daughter. 

YOU WERE ALWAYS MINE” by Nicole Baart . . . Jessica Chamberlain, a single mother living in a small Iowa town, faces a web of lies when a tragic death in another state leads her to clues that suggest her estranged husband has been in contact with the biological mother of her adopted son, Gabriel.

RUNNING ON RED DOG ROAD” by Drema Hall Berkheimer . . . Gypsies, faith-healers, moonshiners, and snake handlers weave through Drema’s childhood in 1940s Appalachia after her father is killed in the coal mines, her mother goes off to work as a Rosie the Riveter, and she is left in the care of devout Pentecostal grandparents.

VALENTINE, TEXAS” by Lori Wilde . . . Done with love, Rachael Henderson forms Romantaholics Anonymous, which riles up the residents of Valentine, Texas—especially Sheriff Brody Carlton who vows to convince this troublemaking woman that she can have her wedding cake and eat it too.



THE MELTDOWN” by Jeff Kinney . . . When snow shuts down Greg's middle school, his neighborhood is transformed into a wintry battlefield filled with giant snowforts, epic snowball fights, and shifting alliances.

THE DAY YOU BEGIN” by Jacqueline Woodson . . . Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider. In memory of Marilee Reiher.

THREE GRUMPY TRUCKS” by Todd Tarpley . . . Three toy trucks don't want to stop scooping, grinding, and digging on the playground, but when they become overtired and throw a total truck tantrum, a young girl must figure out how to calm them down.

A PARADE OF ELEPHANTS” by Kevin Henkes . . . Five elephants on parade go up and down, over and under, and through and around. Given in memory of Marilee Reiher.



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