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Imperfgecgts

The Imperfects / Amy Meyerson

Meyerson has created a multi-layered mystery hinged upon the sudden appearance of a gem pin found in the family matriarch’s bedroom after her death.  At first, the family assumed it was costume jewelry, but after having it appraised,  they learn it is a famous missing jewel.  A larger mystery unfolds.   Did their thrifty grandmother steal the pin?     As it turns out,…

 
Ballad

The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes / Suzzane Collins

Suzanne Collins is back with a new installment of the Hunger Games series.  Downloadable audio is available now, with no wait, on hoopla digital.   Find the ebook on Libby by OverDrive.

From the publisher:  It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games….

 
Diet For A New

Diet For A New America / John Robbins

From the publisher:  Originally published in 1987, Diet for a New America awakened the conscience of a nation with its startling examination of the food we buy and eat – and the moral, economic, and medical price we pay for it. Drawing a clear line connecting America’s factory farm system with disease, animal cruelty, and ecological crises, Robbins makes perhaps the most eloquent argument for vegetarianism ever published….

 
Where Is God

Where Is God In a Coronavirus World? / John C. Lennox

A short and sweet discussion on the importance of making meaning out of chaos. Lennox provides a well-fleshed philosophical and factual account of the current pandemic climate, and how personal beliefs can provide comfort and rationality to combat fear and fatalism. Though the writing leans ultimately towards a Biblical discussion of the nature of difficult times and how faith can positively impact that struggle,…

 

True Crime

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark:  One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer… by Michelle McNamara
This book offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of the Golden State Killer, the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade. It is also a portrait of Michelle McNamara’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth as she died in the middle of hunting the killer down.