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Bellewether, by Susanna Kearsley, is the captivating tale of lost romance and long-buried secrets of a Long Island family.
It's late summer, war is raging, and families are torn apart by divided loyalties and deadly secrets. In this complex and dangerous time, a young French Canadian lieutenant is captured and billeted with a Long Island family, an unwilling and unwelcome guest. As he begins to pitch in with the never-ending household tasks and farm chores, Jean-Philippe de Sabran finds himself drawn to the daughter of the house.
Susanna Kearsley will be visiting the CRRL on Sunday, August 5. Read more here.
There's nothing a mother wouldn't do for her son in The Other Woman by Sandie Jones.
Adam adores Emily. Emily thinks Adam's perfect, the man she thought she'd never meet. Lurking in the shadows is a rival, a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves. Emily chose Adam, but she didn't choose his mother Pammie. There's nothing a mother wouldn't do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants: Emily gone forever.
Vox, by Christina Dalcher, is the unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter from a world gone mad.
The election of a conservative president with a charismatic (and psychotic) religious advisor is merely the final straw. For years, cognitive linguist Dr. Jean McClellan, a well-educated white woman, chose to immerse herself in academia rather than become politically active. Now, however, a year after the election, women in the United States have been limited to speaking no more than 100 words per day or face painful consequences. When the President's brother suffers an accident that affects his brain's speech centers, Jean might be able to leverage her expertise to restore her status. Dalcher's narrative raises questions about the links between language and authority.
The Iceman, by Peter T. Deutermann, is an action-packed WWII military thriller set in the Pacific war zone.
At the start of this exciting WWII naval thriller set in 1942 from Deutermann, Lieutenant Commander Malachi Stormes launches a submarine attack on a German U-boat base in France that destroys three enemy subs. His daring earns him a promotion and the command of the U.S.S. Firefish, a new long-range sub based in Perth, Australia, replacing a timid skipper more concerned with preserving torpedoes than engaging foes. The Firefish crew members are unprepared for his aggressive and unorthodox tactics. The phlegmatic captain earns the nickname "The Iceman" for his cool detachment, even taking time to grab a smoke while an enemy destroyer bears down on his boat. But a family history of alcoholism and violence back home in Kentucky haunts the captain and could adversely affect his judgment.
Travel to a glamorous lost art school within NYC's Grand Central Terminal in The Masterpiece, by Fiona Davis.
For the nearly nine million people who live in New York City, Grand Central Terminal is a crown jewel, a masterpiece of design. But for Clara Darden and Virginia Clay, it represents something quite different. For Clara, the terminal is the stepping stone to her future, which she is certain will shine as the brightly as the constellations on the main concourse ceiling. It is 1928, and 25-year-old Clara is teaching at the lauded Grand Central School of Art. A talented illustrator, she has dreams of creating cover art for Vogue, but not even the prestige of the school can override the public's disdain for a "woman artist." Brash, fiery, confident, and single-minded, Clara is determined to achieve every creative success. But she and her bohemian friends have no idea that they'll soon be blindsided by the looming Great Depression, an insatiable monster with the power to destroy the entire art scene.