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Off The Shelf


Westmoreland author tries to clear away shadows of historical 'disgrace'

“In The Shadow of Cedars:

  • icon Posted: December 15
Friday 10/25/2013
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Updated: October 25, 2013 - 9:13 am

An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love. The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.

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Thursday 10/17/2013
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Posted: October 17, 2013

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of The Namesake comes an extraordinary new novel, set in both India and America, that expands the scope and range of one of our most dazzling storytellers: a tale of two brothers bound by tragedy, a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past, a country torn by revolution, and a love that lasts long past death.

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Friday 10/11/2013
Three Squares: The Invention of the Amerian Meal by Abigail Carroll
Updated: October 11, 2013 - 10:07 am

We are what we eat, as the saying goes, but we are also how we eat, and when, and where. Our eating habits reveal as much about our society as the food on our plates, and our national identity is written in the eating schedules we follow and the customs we observe at the table and on the go. 

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Thursday 10/03/2013
The Seance Society by Michael Nethercott
Posted: October 03, 2013

It's 1956, and Lee Plunkett has taken over the family business as a private investigator despite his reluctance to follow in his father's footsteps. When murder intrudes on a group of ghost seekers, Lee is asked to solve the case by a cop on the verge of retirement. At the urging of his perpetual fiancée Audrey, Lee enlists the help of Mr. O'Nelligan, a scholarly Irishman with a keen eye for solving mysteries. The duo is drawn into a murder investigation involving the “Spectricator," a machine designed to communicate with the dead. Soon, Plunkett and O'Nelligan are knee-deep in a suspect pool that includes a surly medium, a former speakeasy queen, a mysterious Spanish widow, and a whole slew of eccentric servants. Engaging, charming, and smart, The Séance Society by Michael Nethercott is a fresh take on the traditional mystery genre for readers who love original characters, witty dialogue, and a great whodunit.

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Thursday 09/26/2013
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
Updated: September 26, 2013 - 11:46 am

A new Inspector Gamache novel is always something to anticipate and this one does not disappoint. The holidays approach and Gamache looks forward to a family trip to France when a long-term plot by those at the very top to get him out of the way once and for all crops up. The murder of the last living Ouellet quintet, and a mysterious suicide intertwine in a complex and satisfying plot that never gives itself away.

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