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Adult Services Recommendations – December 2021

Discover some great books and music this month. You even have a short book talk compilation of these titles as recommended by our Adult Services Librarians.

Orfeia / Joanne M. Harris

When you can find me an acre of land, Every sage grows merry in time, Between the ocean and the sand Then will you be united again. (Inspired by The Child Ballads 2 & 19) … So begins a beautiful and tragic quest as a heartbroken mother sets out to save her lost daughter, through the realms of the real, of dream, and even into the underworld itself. But determination alone is not enough. For to save something precious, she must give up something precious, be it a song, a memory, or her freedom itself.

Girl in the blue coat / Monica Hesse
In 1943 Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, teenage Hanneke–a ‘finder’ of black market goods–is tasked with finding a Jewish girl a customer had been hiding, who has seemingly vanished into thin air, and is pulled into a web of resistance activities and secrets as she attempts to solve the mystery and save the missing girl. (Also available as ebook on Libby/OverDrive.)

Tuesday Mooney talks to ghosts / Kate Racculia
From the award-winning author of Bellweather Rhapsody, a delightfully clever novel following one woman and a supporting cast of misfits, dreamers and foes as they race to win a treasure hunt inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, left behind by a dying billionaire. Also available as an eaudiobook on Libby/OverDrive.)

Never saw me coming / Vera Kurian
While taking part in an unusual clinical study that brings together some of the most dangerous minds, Chloe Sevre, a Freshman honor student—and diagnosed psychopath with an IQ of 135—goes from hunter to prey when one of the participants is murdered. (Also available as an eboook on Libby/OverDrive and as an eudiobook on hoopla digital.)

Hopeless foundation kingdom / Halsey

Grammy award nominated, multi-platinum alternative pop maverick Halsey returns with her anxiously awaited second full-length album. (Also available from hoopla digital.)