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Library Corner by Gloria Kinley & Library Lines by Andrea Trembath

Library Corner March 1st

New Fiction 

Tom Hazard has just moved back to London, his old home, to settle down and become a high school history teacher. And on his first day at school, he meets a captivating French teacher at his school who seems fascinated by him. But Tom has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history--performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life. Unfortunately for Tom, the Albatross Society, the secretive group which protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love. As painful memories of his past and the erratic behavior of the Society's watchful leader threaten to derail his new life and romance, the one thing he can't have just happens to be the one thing that might save him. Tom will have to decide once and for all whether to remain stuck in the past, or finally begin living in the present. How to Stop Time, by Matt Haig, tells a love story across the ages - and for the ages - about a man lost in time, the woman who could save him, and the lifetimes it can take to learn how to live. It is a bighearted, wildly original novel about losing and finding yourself, the inevitability of change, and how with enough time to learn, we just might find happiness.

A heart-stirring novel of family and forgiveness from author Ashley Farley called Nell And Lady. In her grand home in Charleston, Willa Bellemore raised two girls during the tumultuous 1970s. One was her daughter, Lady. The other was Lady's best friend, Nell - adopted after the sudden, heartbreaking death of her mother, the Bellemores' beloved maid. Willa showered Nell with love and support, all the while ignoring the disdainful whispers of her neighbors. After all, they were family. Nell and Lady were sisters at heart - sisters who vowed to never let anything come between them. Then, on the night of Lady's sixteenth birthday, something went terribly wrong, sparking painful secrets and bitter resentments that went unspoken for three decades. Now Willa is dying, and Lady and Nell - each with a teenager of her own - are brought together after all these years. It's Willa's last wish. The time has come to confront what happened on that fateful night. But it may take a tragic twist of fate to reconcile the past and come to terms with the true meaning of family.

One girl missing, one woman searching, both equally lost. Will a shared tragedy help them find their way home - even in the face of imminent danger? Renowned archaeologist Richard Mathis is half a world away on the island of Crete when he learns his daughter, Bella, has gone missing. Within twenty minutes, he's on his way back to the States. Two days later, he's dead. Richard's young assistant, Angela Chase, is devastated by the loss of the man who had become both mentor and friend, and she's determined to find the missing girl, who seems to have made dangerous connections - and whose lonely childhood so resembles Angela's own. Born Laurel Springfield, Angela now spends her days digging up the origins of a lost civilization while struggling to keep her own past buried. But will the search for Bella expose Angela's carefully disguised identity - and will she find Bella before she's lost forever? Find out the answers to these questiions in Leslie Archer’s book called The Girl At The Border.

You've never heard a love story as twisted as this. Juliette loves Nate. She will follow him anywhere. She's even become a flight attendant for his airline, so she can keep a closer eye on him. They are meant to be. The fact that Nate broke up with her six months ago means nothing. Because Juliette has a plan to win him back. She is the perfect girlfriend. And she'll make sure no one stops her from getting exactly what she wants. True love hurts, but Juliette knows it's worth all the pain. The Perfect Girlfriend, by Karen Hamilton, is taut, funny and outrageous. You don’t often come across a character who is both sociopathic and compelling. Buckle your seatbelts, you’re in for a very bumpy ride.  

New Non Fiction 

The First Conspiracy, by Brad Meltzer, is about the secret plot to kill George Washington. If you thought you knew everything about the American Revolution, here’s dispositive proof that you’ve been wrong. A fascinating tale of spies and intrigue, near misses, and what-ifs. History and mystery combine in this taut true-life thriller. This is a book about leadership-and it shows why George Washington and his moral lessons are just as vital today. It is about skullduggery, bribery, espionage, and treason and sheds new light on the beginnings of the American Revolution.

Krista Law