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truth is a cave in the blackThe truth is a cave in the Black Mountains : a tale of travel and darkness with pictures of all kinds / written by Neil Gaiman ; with illustrations by Eddie Campbell.
An excellent folk tale of revenge worthy of Dumas’ Count of Monte Cristo. -Frank

Home for the summer / Mariah Stewart.
Good reading about a little town on the Chesapeake. -Madelyn

All my puny sorrows / Miriam Toews.
Good story about sisters love & suicide attempts but writing is all over the place. -Sherri

Unreasonable men : Theodore Roosevelt and the Republican rebels who created progressive politics / Michael Wolraich.
Details of the origins of many things we take for granted in national government and politics…also shifting party platforms from 100 years ago. -Jack

The resort / Bentley Little .
Suspenseful to the end with twists & turns and a touch of sex. Interesting & entertaining. -Andrea

The good German : a novel / Joseph Kanon.
Moral quandary of American journalist in love with German woman after WWII. -Madelyn

Headhunters / Jo Nesbø ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett.
Scandinavian theft/murder plot more in line with “will he get away with it” than a mystery. Very smart & enjoyable. -Frank

Attack on Titan v. 1 & v. 2 / Hajime Isayama ; translated and adapted by Sheldon Drzka [graphic novel]
The first volume follows the story of a young boy, Eren. It shows the horror of the tragic world he lives in and how it affects those around him. The 2nd volume depicts the true nature of hte horrifying creatures called Ttians and how fast they can devastate a whole town.  -Angela

The Yard / Alex Grecian .
It was a good atmosphere. The plot got slightly bogged down towards the end though. -Carolyn

Nine days / Toni Jordan.
Creative. Followed one day over 70 years for nine individuals (all connected). Fun read. -Sherri

Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet : a novel / Jamie Ford.
Set during a volatile time in US History, it illuminates the sad saga of evacuations to internment camps of Japanese Americans. -Elena