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The Vintage Teacup Club

By Vanessa Greene

Call # FIC GRE

From the publisher : "Three women's lives are about to change because of a few delicate pieces of china... When Jenny Davis comes across a beautiful vintage tea set at an outdoor market in the English countryside, she's convinced it's fate. A young bride on a budget, she has her heart set on a vintage tea-party theme for her wedding-and the gorgeous gold-rimmed china before her is perfect. There's only one problem. Two other women have fallen in love with it, too. So they come up with a solution: They'll share it. They establish a sisterhood, sharing the ups and downs of their lives-from broken hearts and weddings, to family drama and career dreams. When a figure from Jenny's past threatens to ruin her big day, Alison's teenage daughter pushes her to the limit, and Maggie's romantic life is thrown into turmoil, the members of the Vintage Teacup Club band together-proving their newfound friendship will last a lifetime. "

Sally/Library Director: I love stories about how woman come to know each other and then having their lives intertwine. This story is about 3 women that are each collecting vintage teacups for different reasons. It was a fun, easy read that makes me think of my relationships with my own friends. I am sure we all have friends that we helped us through difficult times in our lives which are just what Jenny, Alison and Maggie do for each other.

 

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Artemis Fowl

By Eoin Colfer

Call # J YA FIC COL

From the publisher : When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll. Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a most ingenious criminal mastermind, and heir to the Fowl family empire, a centuries-old clan of underworld figures and famous con artists. When Artemis kidnaps Holly Short, one of the Fairy People, to help him on his quest for gold, he takes on a Fairy world determined to rescue Holly.

Alaina / Teen Volunteer : Artemis Fowl, son of the devious Irish crime lord Artemis Fowl the First, has dedicated his young life to crime. Not just any offense, Artemis strives to be the first human ever to successfully steal gold from the fairy society, a people who have been hiding under the Earth for centuries to avoid human detection. Kidnapping a fairy was a risky plan but if you know anything about Artemis Fowl II, it’s that he’s no ordinary 12-year-old!

 

Solo / William Boyd

SOLO

By William Boyd

Call # FIC BOY

From the publisher: James Bond--British special agent 007--is summoned to headquarters to receive an unusual assignment. Zanzarim, a troubled West African nation, is being ravaged by a bitter civil war, and M directs Bond to quash the rebels threatening the established regime.

Mags/Library Clerk: A well written 007 novel, but with a twist.  James Bond goes solo!  I don’t want to spoil all the surprises.  If you like spy fiction genre you will really enjoy this book.  As it is my first 007 novel.  It has been a nonstop read for me.   Please pick up a copy here at your Library!

 

 

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Zone One

By Colson Whitehead

CALL # FIC WHI

From the publisher : Mark Spitz and his squad of three "sweepers" move through Zone One of lower Manhattan, a walled-off enclave scheduled for resettlement in the aftermath of a zombie plague. The great masses of the undead have been violently dispatched by a Marine detachment. It falls to Spitz and his fellows to take care of the handful that remain, as well as a second-tier of the infected known as "stragglers": zombies who have bypassed the cannibalistic urges of their more lethal fellows in favor of a hollow-eyed, eerily nostalgic repetition of some mundane act.

Todd/Clerk : This New York Times review on “Zone One” is what first sold me on the idea of trying out the zombie genre. This book is a zombie book and so much more! Check it out!

 
 

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