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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves By Fowler, Karen Joy Book - 2013 FICTION FOWLER 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 104 on 18 copies

Annotation:DO NOT READ ANY REVIEW OR SUMMARIES OF THIS BOOK! Just dive in and read! It's beautifully written and totally surprising.

The Other Typist
The Other Typist By Rindell, Suzanne Book - 2013 FICTION RINDELL 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 13 copies

Annotation:A twisty book. Working as a typist for the NYC Police Department during Prohibition, Rose Baker documents confessions of harrowing crimes. She becomes obsessed with a glamorous new typist and her world of bobbed hair, smoking, and speakeasies. The question is, who is telling the truth and what exactly is that truth?

The Night Circus
The Night Circus A Novel By Morgenstern, Erin Downloadable Audiobook - 2011

Annotation:Le Cirque des Reves appears without warning on the outskirts of cities around the world. Only open at night, it is filled with magic and theater, each tent a sensory experience, manipulated and sustained by two young people locked in a mysterious competition. Read by the great Jim Dale, this is a treat to listen to.

Big Brother
Big Brother A Novel By Shriver, Lionel Book - 2013 FICTION SHRIVER 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Shriver (We Need to Talk about Kevin) returns to the family in this intelligent meditation on food, guilt, and the real (and imagined) debts we owe the ones we love. And there's an unexpected twist that you'll either like or be annoyed by. Either way, there's a lot to like in this book.

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells By Greer, Andrew Sean Book - 2013 FICTION GREER 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A rapturously romantic story of a woman who finds herself transported to the "other lives" she might have lived. It's 1985, after the death of her beloved twin brother and the abandonment of her long-time lover, Greta Wells undergoes electroshock treatment to alleviate her suffocating depression. Over the course of the treatment, Greta finds herself repeatedly sent to 1918, 1941, and back to the present. Which life will she choose? Interesting and entertaining story but I couldn't stop asking myself why Greta wasn't more freaked out that she was time traveling.

Reconstructing Amelia
Reconstructing Amelia A Novel By McCreight, Kimberly Book - 2013 FICTION MCCREIGHT 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 19 copies

Annotation:This book has a clever and compelling premise. Kate is a fiercely independent single mother to 15-year-old Amelia. When her daughter is found dead, having supposedly jumped from the roof of her private school, Kate learns that there's a lot she didn't know about her daughter in the last months of her life. It's a well-executed thriller/whodunit with extra emotional resonance created by the mother/daughter relationship and Kate's grief and guilt. The ending is a bit weak but this is still a gripping novel.

The Keep
The Keep By Egan, Jennifer Book - 2006 FICTION EGAN Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:A spellbinding work of literary suspense enacted in a chilling psychological landscape-a dazzling tour de force.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane By Gaiman, Neil Book - 2013 FICTION GAIMAN 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 69 copies

Annotation:A fairy tale for adults (and young adults too) in the best possible sense.

Before I Go to Sleep
Before I Go to Sleep A Novel By Watson, S. J. Book - 2011 FICTION WATSON 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Christine wakes up everyday not knowing where she is or who she is. Until she reads her journal. And while she is finding herself, she must slowly find out what really happened to her and what her future holds. An intriguing story that will keep pulling you in as Christine's story is slowly revealed.

The Shining Girls
The Shining Girls By Beukes, Lauren Book - 2013 MYSTERY BEUKES 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A time-traveling serial killer is impossible to trace--until one of his victims survives. A well-written, gripping novel that will suck you right into an implausible world.

Ten Things I've Learnt About Love
Ten Things I've Learnt About Love By Butler, Sarah Book - 2013 FICTION BUTLER 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Butler's graceful debut explores life's heartbreaks, unexpected family bonds, and the search for home. When Alice learns her father is dying, she leaves her nomadic lifestyle and returns home to London. Concurrent to Alice's tale is that of Daniel, a 60-year-old homeless man who is fixated on finding the daughter he's never met.

Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See
Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See By Garey, Juliann Book - 2012 FICTION GAREY 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:In a look at mental illness that weaves together three timelines, Greyson Todd leaves his successful Hollywood career and wife and young daughter to travel the world, giving free reign to the bipolar disorder he has been forced to keep hidden for almost twenty years. This is a good portrayal of someone who's bipolar though it might be difficult to relate to the main character.

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