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Have You Heard About... Chasing the Moon

… the end of the world as we know it? In Chasing the Moon, A. Lee Martinez shows us just how funny things can be when the world is about to end. Diana finally finds the perfect apartment – reasonable rent, furnished in her style, even utilities are included.

Have You Heard About... Flowerbed of State

… the new assistant gardener at the White House? In Flowerbed of State, by Dorothy St. James, you’ll meet Casey Calhoun, an organic gardener who’s only been at the White House a short time, but she’s already in trouble with the Secret Service. This is a fascinating behind-the-­scenes look at the how the White House grounds are kept up.

Have You Heard About... In the Woods

… the Dublin Murder Squad?  In the Woods,* the debut mystery novel from Tana French, follows the investigation of Detectives Rob Ryan and Cassie Maddox as they try to solve a bizarre murder.  A nearby archaeological excavation team has discovered the body of a twelve-year-old girl on a stone altar, but where did she come from, and why was she murdered?  Was it a me

Have You Heard About... the Fifty Shades Trilogy

… the spicy trilogy that’s catching everyone’s attention? If you are looking for a good beach read this summer, then you will have to read E. L. James’s Fifty Shades Trilogy*. The main character, Christian Grey, is a rich, handsome millionaire that sweeps a pretty, smart, yet naive college girl off her feet in more ways than one.

Have You Heard About... Kindred Spirits

… the healing powers of a martini? Sarah Strohmeyer’s story is about a female relationship of Kindred Spirits. One friend is dying of cancer, and her friends gather around her to offer support.

Have You Heard About... Bedbugs

… New York City’s infestation of demonic bedbugs? And now that I’ve freaked everyone out, I highly recommend Bedbugs by Ben H. Winters, which is horror fiction at its creepy-crawly best! The story follows Susan and Alex Wendt, who have just moved into a spacious (and cheap!) apartment in New York City.

Have You Heard About... An Uplifting Murder

… the mystery shopper who is also a sleuth?  An Uplifting Murder is the sixth book in the series* by Elaine Viets.

Have You Heard About... The Next Always

… the historic hotel that is being refurbished in BoonsBoro, Maryland? In The Next Always* by Nora Roberts, the three Montgomery brothers and their very eccentric mom take over redoing an old inn. The descriptions are like reading a very expensive design magazine. Each room at the new inn will be named after a literary couple.

Have You Heard About... A Bride's Story

… the manga based in nineteenth-century Asia? Kaoru Mori’s A Bride’s Story transports readers to the Silk Road, where a young woman from a nomadic tribe (Amir Halgal) has been married to a twelve-year-old boy in a small village (Karluk Eihon).

Have You Heard About... The Good House

… the African spirits haunting the Washington woods? Angela Toussaint is struggling to cope with the death of her fourteen year old son, who committed suicide in her grandmother’s old house. But other townspeople are dying in similar, brutal ways, and everything seems to center around Angela’s childhood home, the Good House. Do the strange events have anything to do with Angela’s deceased grandmother, who could raise the African spirits of her native homeland?

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