Peek-a-reads

Peek-a-reads
Jeanette, Gloria, Tina, Maggie, & Loretta

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Name
Author/Director
Title
Description
In Collection
Carin
Sidney Sheldon
The Stars Shine Down
Story of Lara Cameron, a successful real estate developer who came from a broken family in Nova Scotia.

Jeanette
Ken Follett
Edge of Eternity
Follows the fortunes of five intertwined families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they make their way through the twentieth century.

Jeanette and Mary
Simon Curtis
Woman in Gold
Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

Loretta

James Patterson
Alex Cross
Series of books about a former FBI agent and psychologist who works in Washington DC.
Have #16 in the series
Victoria Aveyard
The Red Queen
Tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king's palace.
Level 1: 808.899283 Av39
Maggie

Erik Larson
Dead Wake
On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants.

Gregg Herken
The Georgetown Set
History of postwar Washington—a rich and colorful portrait of the close-knit group of journalists, spies, and government officials who waged the Cold War over cocktails and dinner.

Jillian Schlesinger
Maiden Trip
14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.
DVD 791.4372 M28
Margaret Atwood
The Handmaids Tale
Explores issues relating to power, gender, and religious politics.
Book Club- 813.54 At96h
Sara Gruen
At the Water’s Edge
Story of a privileged young woman’s moral and sexual awakening as she experiences the devastations of World War II in the Scottish Highlands.

Margaret
Graeme Simsion
Rosie Project
Featuring the oddly charming, socially challenged genetics professor, Don, as he seeks true love.
*Carin’s prior read
Book Club- 823.914 Si58
Mary

Denise Kiernan
The Girls of Atomic City
The incredible story of the young women of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in US history.
Book Club- 976.873 K546
Larry Watson
Montana 1948
Focuses on the life of young Montanan David Hayden, his family and the fictional town of Bentrock, Montana, and focuses on the struggles of a family torn between loyalty and justice.
3rd  Floor- 813.54 W335m
Mary Kay Andrews
Save the Date
A Savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime-one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials.

Shirley

Wally Lamb
I Know This Much is True
The novel takes place in Three Rivers, Connecticut. Dominick Birdsey's identical twin, Thomas, suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. With medication, he can function properly and work at a coffee stand, but occasionally he has severe episodes of his illness.

Wally Lamb
She’s Come Undone
Dolores Price is heartbroken when her handsome but irresponsible father leaves their suburban home for another woman
Book Club- 813.54 L169s

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