The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, by Phaedra Patrick. Arthur Pepper has held onto the routines of  his life following the death of his wife Miriam. At age sixty-nine, he isn’t too keen on change–especially after losing his life partner of over forty years. But on the first anniversary of…

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The Bridge Ladies

The Bridge Ladies

The Bridge Ladies: a memoir, by Betsy Lerner Betsy Lerner had always felt mild scorn for her mother Roz’s group of bridge club women. No matter the ups and downs of life, the five women met every Monday afternoon for over fifty years to play bridge. When Betsy’s mother is…

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Esther the Wonder Pig

Esther the Wonder Pig

Esther the Wonder Pig: changing the world one heart at a time, by Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, with Caprice Crane Steven Jenkins knew his partner Derek wouldn’t be pleased at the prospect of another pet joining their four-pet household. But how could he turn down the offer of a…

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Mr. Hockey is Gone

Mr. Hockey is Gone

Mr. Hockey: my story by Gordie Howe A great Canadian hockey icon has passed away today at the age of 88. Howe played  26 seasons in the NHL.  He won the Stanley Cup  four times while playing for the Detroit Red Wings, six Hart trophies as the NHL’s most valuable…

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Great Summer Read

Great Summer Read

It’s June, and if you are like me, your mind is turning to summer.  Get in the mood for summer reading with the newest short story compilation edited by Stephanie Perkins, Summer Days and Summer Nights:  Twelve Love Stories. Description:  Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the…

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Holly Black News

Holly Black News

Holly Black is writing the newest version of the Lucifer comic for DC.  Very exciting! Description:  As this new series begins, God is dead—and Gabriel has accused Lucifer of His murder. Lucifer had motive and opportunity, but claims he can prove his innocence. If Gabriel finds the killer and takes…

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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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