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Chateau of secrets : a novel book Chateau of secrets : a novel
Gisele Duchant guards a secret that could cost her life. Tunnels snake through the hill under her family's medieval chateau in Normandy. Now, with Hitler's army bearing down, her brother and several friends are hiding in the tunnels, resisting the German occupation of France. But when German soldiers take over the family's chateau, Gisele is forced to host them as well--while harboring the resistance fighters right below their feet. Taking in a Jewish friend's baby, she convinces the Nazis that it is her child, ultimately risking everything for the future of the child. When the German officers begin to suspect her deception, an unlikely hero rescues both her and the child. A present day story weaves through the past one as Chloe Salvare, Gisele's granddaughter, arrives in Normandy. After calling off her engagement with a political candidate, Chloe pays a visit to the chateau to escape publicity and work with a documentary filmmaker, Riley, who has uncovered a fascinating story about Jews serving in Hitler's army. Riley wants to research Chloe's family history and the lives that were saved in the tunnels under their house in Normandy. Chloe is floored--her family isn't Jewish, for one thing, and she doesn't know anything about tunnels or the history of the house. But as she begins to explore the dark and winding passageways beneath the chateau, nothing can prepare her for the shock of what she and Riley discover.

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Dobson, Melanie B.
FIC DOBSON

National Geographic guide to national parks of the United States. book National Geographic guide to national parks of the United States.
Offers descriptions, road maps, itineraries, travel tips, costs, and contact information for national parks ranging from Maine's Acadia to Hawaii's Haleakalā.

Suggested by Terry


917.3049 NATIONA

Abundance of valor : resistance, survival, and liberation, 1944-45 book Abundance of valor : resistance, survival, and liberation, 1944-45
The operation known as “Market Garden”—made famous in the book and film A Bridge Too Far—was the largest airborne assault in history up to that time, a high-risk Allied invasion of enemy territory that has become a legend of World War II, even as it still invites criticism from historians. Now a thrilling and revelatory new book re-creates the operation as never before, revealing for the first time the full adventures of the bold “Jedburgh” paratroopers whose exploits were almost unimaginably risky and heroic.

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Irwin, Will, 1950-
940.5421 IRWIN

The Lake Shore Limited book The Lake Shore Limited
"The Lake Shore Limited" is the story of how Wilhelmina "Billy" Gertz has come to create the title's play out of emotions surrounding an imagined terrorist bombing of a Chicago train, how the play is then created anew on the stage, and how the play's performance touches and changes the lives that intersect and interweave with Billy's.

Suggested by Terry

Miller, Sue, 1943-
FIC MILLER

The buzzard table book The buzzard table
A mysterious ornithologist staying at Mrs. Lattimore's Victorian home and doing research on Southern vultures seems familiar to Judge Deborah Knott and Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, especially after a murderer strikes.

Suggested by Terry

Maron, Margaret.
FIC MARON

Soup night : recipes for creating community around a pot of soup book Soup night : recipes for creating community around a pot of soup
Soup nights are popping up all around the United States as a stress-free way to bring neighbors together. The host provides two or three pots of soup, and the guests bring their own dishes and silverware, and perhaps a salad or some bread. Neighbors get to know each other by name, people of all ages connect and socialize, and the neighborhood becomes friendlier and safer.

Suggested by Terry

Stuckey, Maggie.
641.813 STUCKEY

Genius book Genius
Facing unemployment if he cannot present new research to the scientific community, quantum physicist Ted Marx tries to coerce his father-in-law into revealing a profound and devastating secret that Einstein entrusted to him.

Suggested by Ruth

Seagle, Steven T.
FIC SEAGLE

The good lord bird book The good lord bird
Fleeing his violent master at the side of abolitionist John Brown at the height of the slavery debate in mid-nineteenth-century Kansas Territory, Henry pretends to be a girl to hide his identity throughout the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.

Suggested by Ruth

McBride, James, 1957-
FIC MCBRIDE

The last girlfriend on earth : and other love stories book The last girlfriend on earth : and other love stories
A collection of humorous short stories about love and romance, including the tale of a besotted Sherlock Holmes ignoring all the clues that his girlfriend's been cheating on him.

Suggested by Ruth

Rich, Simon.
FIC RICH

The age of miracles : a novel book The age of miracles : a novel
Imagines the coming-of-age story of young Julia, whose world is thrown into upheaval when it is discovered that the Earth's rotation has suddenly begun to slow, posing a catastrophic threat to all life.

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Walker, Karen Thompson.
FIC WALKER

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