May Adult Staff Picks

eveShotgun Lovesongs
Nickolas Butler

I am an impatient reader and if books become too descriptive I tend to skim until the action starts up again. In “Shotgun Lovesongs” I found myself reading every word and sometimes rereading descriptive passages several times because I loved the way they were written. It has been placed on my “Read Again” list.

Harry QuebertThe Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
Joel Dicker

Already an international bestseller, “The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair” is a fast-paced thriller packed with unique characters and plenty of twists that will have you guessing until the very end.

Fear NothingFear Nothing
Lisa Gardner

The last thing Boston Detective D.D. Warren remembers is walking the crime scene after dark. Then, a creaking floorboard, a low voice crooning in her ear–she is later told she managed to discharge her weapon three times. All she knows is that she is seriously injured, unable to move her left arm, unable to return to work.

Iris Johansen

Eve Duncan’s mission in life is to bring closure to the families who have experienced the agony of a missing child. As a forensic sculptor, she is able to piece together bones, create a face, and bring an identity to a child who would have otherwise gone unidentified. Eve is brilliant, driven, and tormented—because her own daughter, Bonnie, was taken from her years ago.

EveMr. Churchill’s Secretary
by Susan Elia MacNeal

This period piece is the first in a series of three books about Maggie Hope, a young woman from America who returns to England in search of her roots. She gets caught up in the events of the day, landing a job as a secretary for Winston Churchill, replacing a young woman who is found murdered. Of course, Maggie finds herself in danger as she attempts to solve the murder and find out what really happened to her parents, supposedly killed under mysterious circumstances. A delightful new mystery series for fans of historical fiction set in the backdrop of war-time Britain.

This is whereThis is where I leave you
Jonathan Tropper

“This Is Where I Leave You” is Jonathan Tropper’s most accomplished work to date, and a riotously funny, emotionally raw novel about love, marriage, divorce, family, and the ties that bind, whether we like it or not.

Ten Tiny BreathsTen Tiny Breaths K. A. Tucker
Kacey Cleary’s whole life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident. Now she’s working hard to bury the pieces left behind. All but one: her little sister, Livie. Kacey can swallow the constant disapproval from her born-again aunt Darla over her self-destructive lifestyle; she can stop herself from going kick-boxer crazy on Uncle Raymond when he loses the girls’ college funds at a blackjack table. She just needs to keep it together until Livie is no longer a minor, and then they can get the hell out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Henrietta LacksThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot

Henrietta Lacks, as HeLa, is known to present-day scientists for her cells from cervical cancer. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells were taken without her knowledge and still live decades after her death.

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