Stories That Keep You Thinking

by Karen Walch | Aug 11, 2021

Unusual and Interesting Storylines.

A Fall of Marigolds
by Susan Meissner

The story of a scarf, love and two women, one in 1911 the other in 2011, connected by the scarf and by the public tragedy that has devastated them personally. Historical fiction with memorable characters.

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The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
by Stuart Turton

Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden Bishop must solve the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle in order to escape the curse in a world filled with enemies where nothing and no one are quite what they seem.

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Rainbirds
by Clarissa Goenawan

Ren Ishida is nearly finished with graduate school when he receives news of his sister, Keiko's, sudden death. Ren soon finds himself picking up where Keiko left off, haunted in his dreams by a young girl who is desperately trying to tell him something and struggling to find solace in the void his sister has left behind.

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Everyone Brave is Forgiven
by Chris Cleave

Set in London during the years of 1939-1942, and on the strategic island of Malta, Everyone Brave is Forgiven features little-known history and a perfect wartime love story inspired by the real-life love letters between Chris Cleave's grandparents.

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Touch
by Claire North

The night Josephine died, she discovered she could jump from body to body. Or rather, the entity called Kepler that inhabited her body is a ghost who can move from body to body by touch. He was just settling into a mutually beneficial arrangement with Josephine when she was shot and killed in a Turkish Metro station, by a gunman who is clearly watching for where Kepler will go next. Who is trying to kill Kepler, and why?

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by Kate Atkinson

In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. Place Hold/Check Availability Here

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Five Days Left
by Julie Timmer Mara Nichols

A terminally ill career woman, wife, and mother, and Scott Coffman, a middle-school teacher whose eight-year-old foster son is about to return to his former inmate mother, traverse the last five days they have to say goodbye to their loved ones.

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A Spark of Light
by Jodi Picoult

Lives that intersect during a hostage crisis. Told from the end to the beginning, back in time to where it began, the different participants reveal their part in the story of a distraught gunman taking the staff and patients hostage in a women's reproductive health services clinic and the police hostage negotiator.

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When I Found You
by Catherine Ryan Hyde

While duck hunting one morning, childless, middle-aged Nathan McCann finds a newborn abandoned in the woods. To his shock, the child--wrapped in a sweater and wearing a tiny knitted hat--is still alive. To his wife's shock, Nathan wants to adopt the boy.

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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
by Gabrielle Zevin

A.J. Fikry's life is not what he expected it to be. His wife has died, his bookstore is failing, and his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. And then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore that gives A.J. the ability to see everything anew.

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