New Series Alert!

Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge

Two people are abducted, imprisoned, and left with a gun. As hunger and thirst set in, only one walks away alive.

It’s a game more twisted than any Detective Inspector Helen Grace has ever seen. If she hadn’t spoken with the shattered survivors herself, she almost wouldn’t believe them.

Helen is familiar with the dark sides of human nature, including her own, however this case—with its seemingly random victims—has her baffled. But as more people go missing, nothing will be more terrifying than when it all starts making sense....     (Publisher Summary) 

Beach Read

The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
Heading to the beach? Swing by the Community Library and pick up a great book to read while you soak up the sun! Why not try The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand?

Madeline King and Grace Pancik are best friends and the envy of Nantucket for their perfect marriages, their beautiful kids, their Sunday night double dates with their devoted husbands. But this summer, somethings changed, and if there's anything Nantucket likes better than cocktails on the beach at sunset, it's a good rumor. (Publisher Summary)

"Best-selling Hilderbrand (The Beach Club; The Castaways) has become synonymous with the perfect summer beach read, and The Rumor should find its way into many beach bags this summer. Readers will be hooked as they get a glimpse into the messy lives of the beautiful people who only seem to have it all on this island." (LJ Express Reviews)

Join the Book Discussion

The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum
Join the Community Library's book club on July 20th (between 2PM and 4PM) for a lively discussion of The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum!

Registration is open, click here to reserve your seat today! 

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Ghost Hunters chronicles the dramatic story of New York City's first forensic scientists to describe Jazz Age poisoning cases, including a family's inexplicable balding, Barnum and Bailey's Blue Man and the crumbling bones of factory workers. (Publisher Summary)

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

The House We Grew Up In

The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell
When their picture-perfect Cotswold village family life with a perpetually young father and hippy mother is shattered by a tragic Easter weekend, four siblings pursue separate adult lives before a reunion reveals astonishing truths. 

Delving deeply into the hearts and minds of its characters, The House We Grew Up In is the gripping story of a family’s desire to restore long-forgotten peace and to unearth the many secrets hidden within the nooks and crannies of home.

By the author of Before I Met You.

"Though Jewell's novels masquerade as breezy, they are unpredictable and emotionally complex. Jewell, a wry observer of human folly, delivers with this latest tale of loneliness and the lure of beautiful things." Kirkus Reviews

Amazon's June Spotlight is on...

Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg
Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg!

Meet Mazie Phillips: big-hearted and bawdy, she's the truth-telling proprietress of The Venice, the famed New York City movie theater. It's the Jazz Age, with romance and booze aplenty--even when Prohibition kicks in--and Mazie never turns down a night on the town. But her high spirits mask a childhood rooted in poverty, and her diary, always close at hand, holds her dearest secrets.

When the Great Depression hits, Mazie's life is on the brink of transformation. Addicts and bums roam the Bowery; homelessness is rampant. If Mazie won't help them, then who? When she opens the doors of The Venice to those in need, this ticket taking, fun-time girl becomes the beating heart of the Lower East Side, and in defining one neighborhood helps define the city.

Then, more than ninety years after Mazie began her diary, it's discovered by a documentarian in search of a good story. Who was Mazie Phillips, really? A chorus of voices from the past and present fill in some of the mysterious blanks of her adventurous life. (Publisher Summary)