September Staff Recommendations

Searching for something new to read?  Check out these books below that library staff have recently enjoyed!

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Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

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Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

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Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

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The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

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The Litigators by John Grisham

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Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong


New Arrivals at the Library!

Looking for something new to read?  Check out these recent arrivals at the library!

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Crime Scene by Jonathan Kellerman & Jesse Kellerman

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Pieces of Happiness by Anne Ostby

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Simply Electrifying: The Technology That Transformed the World, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk by Craig R. Roach

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Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton

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The Reminders by Val Emmich

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The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

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Fast Falls the Night by Julia Keller

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Map of the Heart by Susan Wiggs

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Stanton by Walter Stahr

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A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena



Aunt Dimity & The Buried Treasure: Member Recommendation

Aunt Dimity & The Buried Treasure by Nancy Atherton

This book is my idea of light reading. Now, it does have surprising depth. There is mystery and intrigue packed into 231 pages.

Details are needed. Because of a broken blender, Lori goes into the attic to retrieve one from a stack of wedding gifts. She finds more than a blender. Dimity had been given an extravagant bracelet (armlet). Badger had given it to her as a token of his love. This was in Rose Cafe following the war. I need to be careful not to include too many details. This is a great book. 

                                               Sharon Shain😃 

Live and Let Growl: A Member Recommendation

Live and Let Growl by Laurien Berenson

This book is actually set in Kentucky. The biggest part of it is anyway. The author actually lives here. She should be counted as a Kentucky author. This book is part of a series. Most of it is available at the library.

A Melanie Travis Canine Mystery. I have been reading this series since the first book. A great series. Well crafted mysteries. Filled with humor. They are all individually good books.

Read this book to get wrapped in comfy blanket with hot chocolate and marshmallows.

Sharon Shain😃

Member Recommendations

Rough River Gold Episode Three Buffalo Grass Rider by Allen Russell.

If you love Westerns then you are going to love this book. In the end good triumphs over evil. It was one wild ride, filled with epic battles. It has incredible stories of survival against all odds. It is also filled with love and laughter.

Bolt Ashton is one of a long list of colorful characters which includes women and children. Scarlett, Rachel, Lana, Miss Gerty, Florien, and Mrs. Penny add depth. Eb and other men bring drama to a story that never stops flowing.

The action packed story stretches from Montana to Mexico. It travels over water and land on horseback, stage, and boat.

I love this book. I know the author.

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is the August selection for Books & Beyond. 

This is a good book. I have a new appreciation for the men named on the monument in front of the courthouse. It is a story of incredible survival against all odds. When I started reading it, I was reading 30 pages daily. Because I did not want to be haunted by the gruesome images, I finished reading the book by reading 20 pages daily. I have a vivid imagination. I am better for reading this book. I have a connection to my faith.

I am like my father (Pa) is this. I pass on war movies.

I will add one quote. “Finally, I wish to remember the millions of Allied servicemen and prisoners of war who lived the story of the Second World War. Many of these men never came home; many others returned bearing emotional and physical scars that would stay with them for the rest of their lives. I come away from this book with the deepest appreciation for what these men endured, and what they sacrificed, for the good of humanity. It is to them that this book is dedicated.”

Reviewed by Sharon S. 😊

Death of a Lobster Lover: A Member Recommendation

Death of a Lobster Lover by Lee Hollis


A Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery


Caught in a killer’s claws . . . Hayley & Liddy.

An unexpected killer . . . Ellie, sweet and innocent on the outside, has an evil conniving heart. She has convinced Boyd to kill the aliens. She was protecting a family secret. To avoid spoiling the ending, Hayley & Liddy are safe. This book was requested by me. Thank you, OCPL, for honoring my request. Readers, it is my hope that you will recognize the love. Both good and bad. I will call this book Americana. You don’t have to be from New England to love it.         

Reviewed by Sharon Shain😃