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A discovery of witches book A discovery of witches
Witch and Yale historian Diana Bishop discovers an enchanted manuscript, attracting the attention of 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont. The orphaned daughter of two powerful witches, Bishop prefers intellect, but relies on magic when her discovery of a palimpsest documenting the origin of supernatural species releases an assortment of undead who threaten, stalk, and harass her.

Suggested by Ruth

Harkness, Deborah E., 1965-
FIC HARKNES

Guests on Earth : a novel book Guests on Earth : a novel
It is 1936 when orphaned thirteen-year-old Evalina Toussaint is admitted to Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, a mental institution known for its innovative treatments for nervous disorders and addictions. Taken under the wing of the hospital's most notable patient, Zelda Fitzgerald, Evalina witnesses the cascading events leading up to the tragic fire of 1948 that killed nine women in a locked ward, Zelda among them.

Suggested by Ruth

Smith, Lee, 1944-
FIC SMITH

The bartender's tale book The bartender's tale
Running a venerable bar in 1960 Montana while raising his twelve-year-old son, single father Tom Harry finds his world upended by the arrival of a woman from his past and her beatnik daughter, who claims Tom as her father.

Suggested by Ruth

Doig, Ivan.
FIC DOIG

The other Wes Moore : one name, two fates book The other Wes Moore : one name, two fates
Two kids with the same name were born blocks apart in the same decaying city within a few years of each other. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, army officer, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation.

Suggested by Ruth

Moore, Wes, 1978-
BIO MOORE MOORE

Yes, chef : a memoir book Yes, chef : a memoir
"It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother's house and helps her prepare a roast chicken for dinner. The grandmother is Swedish, a retired domestic. The boy is Ethiopian and adopted, and he will grow up to become the world-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson. This book is his love letter to food and family in all its manifestations. Marcus Samuelsson was only three years old when he, his mother, and his sister--all battling tuberculosis--walked seventy-five miles to a hospital in the Ethiopian capital city of Addis Adaba. Tragically, his mother succumbed to the disease shortly after she arrived, but Marcus and his sister recovered, and one year later, they were welcomed into a loving middle-class white family in Gothenburg, Sweden... Yes, Chef chronicles Marcus Samuelsson's remarkable journey from Helga's humble kitchen to some of the most demanding and cutthroat restaurants in Switzerland and France, from his grueling stints on cruise ships to his arrival in New York City, where his outsize talent and ambition finally come together at Aquavit, earning him a coveted New York Times three-star rating at the age of twenty-four. But Samuelsson's career of "chasing flavors," as he calls it, had only just begun--in the intervening years, there have been White House State dinners, career crises, reality show triumphs and, most important, the opening of the beloved Red Rooster in Harlem... With disarming honesty and intimacy, Samuelsson also opens up about his failures as a man--the price of ambition, in human terms--and recounts his emotional journey, as a grown man, to meet the father he never knew. Yes, Chef is a tale of personal discovery, unshakable determination, and the passionate, playful pursuit of flavors--one man's struggle to find a place for himself in the kitchen, and in the world"--

Suggested by Ruth

Samuelsson, Marcus.
BIO SAMUELS SAMUELS

Home Is a roof over a pig : an American family's journey in China book Home Is a roof over a pig : an American family's journey in China
When all-American Arrington moves with her family from suburban Georgia to a small town in China, she hopes to understand the country with its storied history and culture. The family is bewildered by the seemingly endless cultural differences they face, but they find their way.

Suggested by Ruth

Arrington, Aminta.
951.061 ARRINGT

Death of an artist book Death of an artist
A small Oregon town is rocked by a wheels-within-wheels case of art, fraud, and murder.

Suggested by Becky

Wilhelm, Kate.
FIC WILHELM

Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president book Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president
James Abram Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, a renowned congressman, and a reluctant presidential candidate who took on the nation's corrupt political establishment. But four months after Garfield's inauguration in 1881, he was shot in the back by a deranged office-seeker named Charles Guiteau. Garfield survived the attack, but become the object of bitter, behind-the-scenes struggles for power—over his administration, over the nation's future, and, hauntingly, over his medical care.

Suggested by Becky

Millard, Candice.
973.8409 MILLARD

A turn of light : Marrowdell book A turn of light : Marrowdell
In an isolated refugee community where the magic and mortal worlds intersect, young Jenn Nalynn, an unknowing member of both worlds, accidentally transforms her dragon protector into a man before encountering hostile strangers.

Suggested by Becky

Czerneda, Julie, 1955-
FIC CZERNED

The ocean at the end of the lane book The ocean at the end of the lane
It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and menace unleashed - within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it. His only defense is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang.

Suggested by Becky Buckingham

Gaiman, Neil, author.
FIC GAIMAN

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