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Library News by Gloria Kinley & Stacey Shackel

Library Corner June 14th

New Fiction

A riveting novel by Bev Thomas called Good Enough Mother that lets us inside the secret world of therapist and patient, where boundaries get crossed, and events spiral out of control....Ruth Hartland is a psychotherapist with years of experience. But professional skill is no guard against private grief. The mother of grown twins, she is haunted by the fact that her beautiful, difficult, fragile son Tom, a boy who never "fit in", disappeared a year and a half earlier. She cannot give up hope of finding him, but feels she is living a kind of half life, waiting for him to return. Enter a new patient, Dan - unstable and traumatized - who looks exactly like her missing son. She is determined to help him, but soon her own complicated feelings about how she has failed her own boy cloud her professional judgment. And before long, the unthinkable becomes a shattering reality....An utterly compelling drama with a time bomb at its core, this is a brilliant, beautiful story of mothering and how to let go of the ones we love when we must.

Be noisy. Natalie Savage grew up hearing these words from her beloved father, who admired Walter Cronkite so much he named the family dog after him. Natalie - who spent her twenties missing out on life's benchmarks - finally sees her efforts pay off when she's assigned to cover the White House for her network, ATN. The problem? The position is only temporary, a test to see if she has what it takes. She has always relied on her grit, her principles and her news sense to gain success. But now her competition is a twenty-six-year-old spoiled frat boy who got his big television break by eating raw animal parts on a reality show. Of course, he's winning. Natalie, along with her scrappy production team, has to navigate ratings wars, workplace sexual harassment and an international political crisis in order to prove herself. But the closer she gets to achieving her dream job, the more she wonders if it is worth all the compromise.Timely, funny and smart, this juicy debut novel called Savage News by Jessica Yellin is the perfect tonic for readers contending with today's politics. Natalie Savage will be sure to join the ranks of our favorite fictional heroines as she figures out that having it all doesn't mean giving up everything she stands for.

New Non Fiction

10,000 Things You Need To Know is the ultimate book of lists that is sure to entertain and inform anyone with a thirst for knowledge. Showcasing 100 lists, each in turn revealing 100 bests that cover a wide variety of subjects, from the arts to sports to philosophy and everything in-between in a format that I fun and easy to absorb.

Krista Law