New Fiction at RPL

New Fiction at RPL

 The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin In the wake of the battle against The Twelve, Amy and her friends have gone in different directions. Peter has joined the settlement at Kerrville, Texas, ascending in its ranks despite his ambivalence about its ideals. Alicia has ventured into enemy territory, half-mad…

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Building an industry-changing egg farm–from scratch

Building an industry-changing egg farm–from scratch

Locally Laid, by Lucie B. Amundsen Lucie Amundsen’s husband had a different type of mid-life crisis; he wanted to quit his (cushy, office, laden-with-benefits) job and start a mid-sized commercial pasture-raised egg farm. Lucie, her husband Jason, and their two young kids dive into caring for nearly two thousand chickens,…

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A Robot in the Garden

A Robot in the Garden by Deborah Install “What would you do if you found a rickety robot sitting under a tree in your back garden? For floundering thirty-four-year-old Ben Chambers the answer is obvious: find out where it came from and take it back to be repaired, even if it…

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Gotham Academy

Gotham Academy

Olive Silverlock can’t remember all the details of what happened last summer, but something mysterious happened to her mother, and she has developed an irrational fear of bats.  Set in a prestigious boarding school in Gotham (yes, Batman does show up), Olive gets caught up in a ghost hunt as…

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Super Happy Magic Forest

Super Happy Magic Forest

Super Happy Magic Forest by Matty Long is one of those quirky, densely illustrated picture books that will keep you coming back for more.  An ideal read for parents and caregivers who love fantasy and video games, and want to cultivate a similar love in their children, this picture book…

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My American Duchess

My American Duchess

Eloisa James proves she still has it in her newest romance novel.  Merry is an American who has come to England to find a husband after she has jilted two other proposals.  The Duke of Trent intends to marry a proper English lady.  When the two meet, sparks fly, but…

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Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

Life and Other Near-Death Experiences,  by Camille Pagán Libby Miller has often been accused of being overly optimistic, but the rose-coloured glasses fall from her eyes in one knock-out punch of a day. Not only is she diagnosed with a rare and terminal cancer, but her usual rock and support–her…

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