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The Starless Sea

Erin Morgenstern   Pages: 494    Published: 2019

The book: Zachary Rawlins finds an unusual old book in his university library. The book captivates him. Strangely, it contains a story that is about Zachary when he was a child. Fascinated, he sets out to solve the puzzle that appears to be contained in the book. This quest will take him to strange and amazing places where he will meet unusual and sometimes dangerous people. Secret societies, magic, and alternate realities abound! Read more


Anna Burns    Pages: 348      Published: 2018

The book: In an unnamed town in an unnamed country (that feels a lot like Northern Ireland during the Troubles), middle sister (we don’t know her name) is trying to keep to herself and wants nothing to do with Milkman, who seems to be pursuing her.  He is persistent. In a town where everyone knows everyone, it does not take much to spark a rumor and become the target of gossip. Middle sister wants none of this; attention during these times is dangerous. What will happen to middle sister? Who is Milkman? Read more

The Trespasser

Tana French       Pages: 449        Published: 2016

The book: Detective Antoinette Conway and her partner Stephen Moran are assigned a new murder case. Initially, it looks like a typical lovers’ quarrel gone wrong.  Other detectives on her squad are pushing her to close the case and not look beyond the obvious. However, something is bothering Antoinette.  She is convinced that things are not as straightforward as they appear. Will Detective Antoinette and her partner, Detective Moran, work out what is really going on and solve the crime? Read more

My Sister The Serial Killer

Oyinkan Braithwaite     Pages: 226        Published: 2017

The book: Korede is a nurse in Lagos, Nigeria. She lives at home with her mother and her sister Ayoola, who is her mother’s favorite. Ayoola has murdered at least one of her boyfriends. Korede is infatuated with a handsome doctor she works with. Will the doctor notice Korede?  Will Ayoola find a new boyfriend, and what will be his fate? Read more

Bird Summons

Leila Aboulela       Pages: 290       Published: 2019

The book: Three Muslim women living in Scotland decide to make a pilgrimage to the Highland grave of a female Scottish aristocrat who converted to Islam in the 1930s.  The three women share the same religion but their situations are very different. During the trip they each question the lives they live, their relationships, and their faith. Will they succeed in reaching the gravesite, and how will the journey change them? Read more

Night Boat to Tangier

Kevin Barry     Pages: 214     Published: 2019

The book: It’s evening and two middle-aged Irish gangsters sit in the terminal at the old port of Algeciras, Spain, waiting for a ferry from Tangier. They’re looking for a girl called Dilly. But why are they trying to find her?  What is her connection to them? And, does Dilly want to be found? Read more

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