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Library Corner by Gloria Kinley & Library Lines by Andrea Trembath

Library Corner May 24th

New Fiction

Something bad has happened to Alison Taylor. Her Saturday night started normally. Recently separated from her husband, Ali has been persuaded by her friends to go on a date with a new man. She is ready, she is nervous, and she is excited. She is about to take a step into her new future. By Sunday morning, Ali's life is unrecognizable. She wakes, and she knows that something is wrong. She is home, she is alone, she is hurt, and she has no memory of what happened to her. Worse still, when she looks in the mirror, Ali doesn't recognize the face staring back at her. She can't recognize her friends and family. And she can't recognize the person who is trying to destroy her....From author Louise Jensen, The Date is a gripping pause resister that will keep you awake until the early hours it is an un-put-down-able psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist.

Claire Wright likes to play other people. A British drama student, in New York without a green card, Claire takes the only job she can get: working for a firm of divorce lawyers, posing as an easy pick-up in hotel bars to entrap straying husbands. When one of her targets becomes the subject of a murder investigation, the police ask Claire to use her acting skills to help lure their suspect into a confession. But right from the start, she has doubts about the part she's being asked to play. Is Patrick Fogler really a killer . . . Or the only decent husband she's ever met? And is there more to this set-up than she's being told? And that's when Claire realizes she's playing the deadliest role of her life . . .In JP Delaney’s book called Believe Me find out who is the decoy…and who is the prey?

California girl Allie Hudson Monroe can't wait for the day when the renovations on the Sugarhouse Theater are complete so she can finally collect the inheritance from her father and leave Pennsylvania. After all, her life and her 14-year-old daughter are in Los Angeles. But Allie's divorce left her tottering on the edge of bankruptcy, so to keep up on payments for her house and her daughter's private-school tuition, Allie packed up and flew out east. But fate has a curveball or two to toss in Allie's direction - she just doesn't know it yet. She hadn't anticipated how her life would change after reuniting with her estranged sister, Des, or meeting her previously unknown half-sister, Cara. And she'd certainly never expected to find small-town living charming. But the biggest surprise was that her long-forgotten artistry would save the day when the theater's renovation fund dried up. With opening day upon the sisters, Allie's free to go. But for the first time in her life, she feels like the woman she was always meant to be. Will she return to the West Coast and resume her previous life, or will the love of  this amazing, endearing family of women be enough to draw her back to the place where the Hudson roots grow so deep? Find out in Mariah Stewart’s book called The Goodbye Café.

In this evocative debut novel called The Forgotten Hours, Katrin Schumann weaves a riveting story of past and present - and how love can lead us astray. At twenty-four, Katie Gregory feels like life is looking up: she's snagged a great job in New York City and is falling for a captivating artist - and memories of her traumatic past are finally fading. Katie's life fell apart almost a decade earlier, during an idyllic summer at her family's cabin on Eagle Lake when her best friend accused her father of sexual assault. Throughout his trial and imprisonment, Katie insisted on his innocence, dodging reporters and clinging to memories of the man she adores. Now he's getting out. Yet when Katie returns to the shuttered lakeside cabin, details of that fateful night resurface: the chill of the lake, the heat of first love, the terrible sting of jealousy. And as old memories collide with new realities, they call into question everything she thinks she knows about family, friends, and, ultimately, herself. Now, Katie's choices will be put to the test with life-altering consequences.

 New Non Fiction

Trudyt’s Daughter by Shirley Hiebert is a Mennonite woman’s memoir that is so funny and very moving and is an extraordinary life story. Shirley shares her journey, surviving childhood in rough-and-ready Manitoba farm country and in Winnipeg’s north end. Her dream comes true at sixteen, when she marries a man with plans to fly the skies. A plane crash will change-everything. Shirley learns to fly, then pilots her own little plane to the site of that distant crash, and takes on Ottawa over the facts surrounding it. And she earns a PhD! Canada has so many great woman with so many great life stories. This is one! 

Krista Law