Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner

The book starts off grabbing you and has many twist and turns that you don’t expect. I am listening to it on CD in my car, and I want to keep on driving so I can keep listening…. (Fiction – thriller)
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The Queen’s Accomplice by Susan Elia MacNeal

While I am not usually a fan of historical fiction, I liked this book. It takes place in England in 1942 and has a very strong female character. I just happened upon it through an eBook, not realizing it is part of a series. I had to put the next one on hold! (Fiction)
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Woman of God by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

This is the backstory of the first woman being considered for pope. Brigid Fitzgerald’s faith is tested over and over and over in her life experiences. From the perils of serving as a trauma surgeon in war torn southern Sudan to becoming a priest in the modern Jesus Mary and Joseph (JMJ) Movement here in the United States to her candidacy as pope. This book touches the heart. (Fiction)
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Love You More by Lisa Gardner and Kristen Potter

This is the story of a state police trooper, Tessa Leoni, who had to make a very difficult choice. The question is, who is Tessa Leoni? Is she a cold blooded murderer, a victim, or a product of her unfortunate circumstances? Love You More will have you on the edge of your seat with all of its suspenseful twists and surprises. This book reads like a movie as the plot unravels, and at the same time keeps you guessing about the main characters. (Fiction)
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Return to Mars by Ben Bova (second in series)

If you’re intrigued by the rumors of “alien” structures on Mars, Bova’s Return to Mars is sure to capture your imagination. During his first trip to Mars, Navajo geologist, Jamie Waterman, spotted a mysterious structure in the Valles Marineris region. Six years later, Waterman returns to discover if it was real or a trick of the eye. You’re sure to enjoy Waterman’s adventures as he guides his team through discovery and sabotage on the unforgiving Martian landscape. (Sci-Fi)
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A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

This story is set in the Adirondack Mountains in 1906, with the real Grace Brown murder case woven with the untrue life story of Mattie Gorkey. This historical event was also the basis for Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy (1925).  Mattie, the narrator, is a feisty, smart sixteen year old with a strong set of moral values. (Teen fiction)
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Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

Crenshaw is a large, outspoken, imaginary black cat. He returns to Jackson when his family has again fallen on hard times.  They live in their mini-van. The cat helps Jackson keep his family from losing everything. The story’s main theme is that friends matter. (Juvenile fiction)
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March by John Lewis

March is a three-volume graphic novel set. It is a vivid first-hand account of Lewis’s lifelong struggle for the civil and human rights movements. It is not like an old-fashioned comic book. (Graphic novel)
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Rez Life: An Indian Journey through Reservation Life – David Treuer

The story begins as the author visits his reservation on Leech Lake in northern Minnesota. It includes loss and despair. His grandfather dies of a drug overdose and a young girl is raped and murdered. But, the storyline is far more than a collection of horror stories. It is a tour de force for those interested in key pieces of federal policy that created reservations and their famously poor conditions. Treuer brings in other voices to solidify his arguments:
– his mother as a tribal court judge
– his father and his time working for the federal government
– a tribal police officer at Red Lake Reservation as well as others.
The author pressed for the importance of language revitalization including immersion school for the Ojibwe; the beauty of reservation life exists; and will commit only if Native people commit to language preservation.  Overall, this is an absorbing non-fiction read.
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