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Plain Truth

A dead baby is found on an Amish farm. The police investigate the death and discover that the baby was murdered. An eighteen year old unmarried Amish girl named Katie is charged with the murder. Ellie Hathaway, an attorney, is a distant relative to Katie and decides to take her defense. Katie keeps denying that she had a baby out of wedlock, as she fears that she will be excluded from her Amish community. Ellie has to get Katie to stop changing her story and give her the plain truth.

The Jury Master

Robert Dugoni is a new name in the legal thriller genre. He hasn’t received too much notoriety as other authors in the genre, but he is definitely someone to look out for in the future. I came to know of this lawyer turned writer through a friend and decided to give his debut novel, The Jury Master, a try. 

The Amazing Read: Summer Reading Challenge, Week 7

Amazing Read Challenge LogoA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Library: I've always found it fascinating that so many of our funniest artists lead such unhappy private lives: think comedians like Buster Keaton, W. C. Fields, and Lenny Bruce, or writers like John Kennedy Toole, and Dorothy Parker. So for last week's challenge to read about someone who intrigues us, I read the recently published biography of one of my all-time favorite seriously funny writers, Kurt Vonnegut.

But with this week's challenge, we want to lighten things up a bit. We challenge you to read something that makes you laugh, and HCPL has plenty of books that fit that bill. We've got nonfiction that will make you titter, snicker, giggle, chuckle, chortle, snort and guffaw, like Tina Fey's Bossypants, and David Sedaris' Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim.

Dive Into a Dystopian Universe

Hunger Games

 

Finished with The Hunger Games trilogy?  Looking for a new dystopian world to dive into?  Don’t despair; there are plenty to choose from.  The dystopian worlds out there vary from dark and gritty to ones filled with romance. 
 

The Litigators by John Grisham

The Litigators by John GrishamJohn Grisham’s earlier novels primarily focused on exposing the ills of our legal and political system. The characters in his earlier novels were memorable and believable. Grisham would often hit on the subject of greed and how it has flooded our legal institutions. His success earlier on in his career was not surprising.

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Recommended Reading: St. Patrick's Day

This weekend is St. Patrick's day which means that everybody gets to share in the luck o' the Irish for one great day.  And just like you never want to be caught not wearing green on St. Patty's day, you never want to be stuck without something good to read.  So, indulge your inner leprechaun and check out one of these books set in Ireland! 

 

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Great Picture Books for Black History Month

February is Black History Month and picture books can provide a great conversation starter for families.  Check out some of these this month!

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Canaries in the Coal Mine: Banned Books Week, September 24 - October 1

ALA Banned Books Week 2011 LogoEven as you read this, some nameless canary is sitting alone at a keyboard pecking away at one or another of your dearly-held and unquestioned truths. With time and because of that canary's work, that truth will be shown to be false. And you will be better for it. We all will.

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