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Vicious book Vicious
Victor and Eli started out as college roommates-- brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities.

Suggested by Dawn

Schwab, Victoria.
FIC SCHWAB

The other story book The other story
Vacationing at a luxurious Tuscan island resort, Nicolas Duhamel is hopeful that the ghosts of his past have finally been put to rest. Now a bestselling author, when he was twenty-four years old, he stumbled upon a troubling secret about his family, a secret that was carefully concealed. In shock, Nicholas embarked on a journey to uncover the truth that took him from the Basque coast of Spain to St. Petersburg, Russia, but the answers wouldn't come easily. In the process of digging into his past, something else happened. Nicolas began writing a novel that was met with phenomenal success, skyrocketing him to literary fame whether he was ready for it or not, and convincing him that he had put his family's history firmly behind him. But now, years later, Nicolas must reexamine everything he thought he knew, as he learns that, however deeply buried, the secrets of the past always find a way out. This novel is a reflection on identity, the process of being a writer and the repercussions of generations-old decisions as they echo into the present and shape the future--Provided by publisher.

Suggested by Jane

Rosnay, Tatiana de, 1961-
FIC ROSNAY

Lust in translation : infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee book Lust in translation : infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee
A strange and surprising journey around the world to examine how and why people cheat on their spouses. From Memphis to Moscow, people cheat on their spouses with astonishing frequency--but even illicit love has rules, and these rules differ radically from country to country. Acclaimed journalist Druckerman decided to investigate extramarital affairs all around the world to discover how different cultures deal with adultery--and her research leads her to believe that both the concept and the consequences of infidelity are far less rigid outside the United States. Americans, she decides, are the least adept at having affairs, have the most trouble enjoying them, and, in the end, suffer the most as a result of them. The rules of fidelity aren't as strict in many other parts of the world because many cultures acknowledge that adultery is an expected, if not acceptable, part of the marriage contract.--From publisher description.

Suggested by Jane

Druckerman, Pamela.
306.736 DRUCKER

Sylvia : queen of the headhunters : an eccentric Englishwoman and her lost kingdom book Sylvia : queen of the headhunters : an eccentric Englishwoman and her lost kingdom
Documents the story of the world's first white Ranee, the controversial consort of Sir Vyner Brooke, covering her relationship with her family, her role as her husband's private secretary, her decadence, and her literary achievements.

Suggested by Jane

Eade, Philip.
BIO SYLVIA EADE

Homeward bound : why women are embracing the new domesticity book Homeward bound : why women are embracing the new domesticity
An investigation into the societal impact of intelligent, high-achieving women who are honing traditional homemaking skills traces emerging trends in sophisticated crafting, cooking and farming that are reshaping the roles of women.

Suggested by Jane

Matchar, Emily.
640.92 MATCHAR

Closed doors : a novel book Closed doors : a novel
"[A] young boy on a small Scottish island, where everyone knows everything about everyone else, discovers that a secret can be a dangerous thing. Eleven-year-old Michael Murray is the best at two things: hacky sack and keeping secrets. His family thinks he's too young to hear grown-up stuff, but he listens at doors--it's the only way to find out anything. And Michael's heard a secret, one that may explain the bruises on his mother's face. When the whispers at home and on the street become too loud to ignore, Michael begins to wonder if there is an even bigger secret he doesn't know about. Scared of what might happen if anyone finds out, and desperate for life to return to normal, Michael sets out to piece together the truth. But he also has to prepare for the upcoming talent show, keep an eye out for Dirty Alice--his archnemesis from down the street--and avoid eating Granny's watery stew" --

Suggested by Jane

O'Donnell, Lisa, 1972-
FIC ODONNEL

Walter Potter's curious world of taxidermy book Walter Potter's curious world of taxidermy
Walter Potter (1835-918), a British country taxidermist of no great expertise, built anthropomorphic taxidermy tableaux that became famous icons of Victorian whimsy, including his masterpiece The Death & Burial of Cock Robin. His tiny museum in Bramber, Sussex, was crammed full of multi-legged kittens, two-headed lambs, and a bewildering assortment of curios. Potter's inspired and beguiling tableaux found many fans in the contemporary art world: it was reported that a £1M bid by Damien Hirst to keep the collection intact was refused when the museum finally closed. Here, perhaps for the last time, many important pieces from the collection are showcased and celebrated with new photographs of Potter's best-loved works.

Suggested by Jane

Morris, Pat, 1943-
590.752 MORRIS

Once upon a knit : 28 Grimm and glamorous fairy-tale projects book Once upon a knit : 28 Grimm and glamorous fairy-tale projects
"Iconic fairy-tale characters from storybooks, movies, and television inspire this collection of magical knitting patterns perfect for modern knights, villains, and princesses. Once again, Genevieve Miller taps a wide range of contributors (from knitwear designers to students) to create a collection of 28 wearables, accessories, and toys that can be knit for adults or kids. Inspired by the recent resurgence of fairy-tale and fantasy characters, these projects draw from classic stories as well as pop-culture phenomena featuring romantic, feminine costumes. Projects range from kid- and teen-friendly animals hats to an Alice in Wonderland beret to a crystal-embellished vest fit for a Snow Queen, adding a little dress-up fun to knitters' everyday wardrobes"--

Suggested by Jane

Miller, Genevieve, 1969-
746.432 MILLER

The spinning heart book The spinning heart
The rural residents of the county of Tipperary deal in their own ways with the financial collapse of the Irish economy.

Suggested by Jane

Ryan, Donal, 1977- author.
FIC RYAN

Courting Greta book Courting Greta
The relationship between former computer programmer Samuel Cooke and tough-as-nails gym coach Greta Cassamajor has a chance of succeeding, but only if the two of them can stop keeping the past secret and finally be honest with each other.

Suggested by Jane

Hootman, Ramsey.
FIC HOOTMAN

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