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Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore, New Title Tuesday

http://search.illinoisheartland.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=263.1033.0.0.3&cn=3539724 Once again, I’ve taken a walk on the literary wild-side and read a book that is outside of my usual comfort zone. It’s safe to say that not only did I survive until the end, I fully recommend Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore as this week’s New Title Tuesday selection. Publisher’s Summary: First we live.… Continue reading Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore, New Title Tuesday

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Best of Contest – OFPL 2017 Summer Adult Writing Contest Winner

The O’Fallon Public Library had its first Adult Writing Contest this summer showcasing the writing skills and passions of area writers, ages 18 and up. Over 80 entries were received between June 1 and midnight, August 1. Winners were selected by a 4-person panel of judges and were announced August 21. Booklets will be printed… Continue reading Best of Contest – OFPL 2017 Summer Adult Writing Contest Winner

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Best Short Story – OFPL 2017 Summer Adult Writing Contest Winner

The O’Fallon Public Library had its first Adult Writing Contest this summer showcasing the writing skills and passions of area writers, ages 18 and up. Over 80 entries were received between June 1 and midnight, August 1. Winners were selected by a 4-person panel of judges and were announced August 21. Booklets will be printed… Continue reading Best Short Story – OFPL 2017 Summer Adult Writing Contest Winner

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When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, New Title Tuesday

Sometimes a fun, young-adult love story is just what the doctor ordered, and this New Title Tuesday recommendation, When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, is the perfect prescription. Publisher’s Summary: A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married. Dimple Shah… Continue reading When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, New Title Tuesday

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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz, New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday pick, Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz, is a two-for-the-price-of-one mysteries – a manuscript that is an Agatha Christie style cozy as well as a mystery encountered by the editor of the manuscript. Publisher’s Summary: When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway’s latest novel, she has… Continue reading Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz, New Title Tuesday

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Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy -New Title Tuesday

Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy is this week’s New Title Tuesday selection because of its gripping and timely subject matter.  I read the entire book in one sitting because I had to know what happened to the children.  Publisher’s Summary: When Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday… Continue reading Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy -New Title Tuesday

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No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts, New Title Tuesday

When I first heard of No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts, I knew I wanted to read this debut novel and I was not disappointed by the honest and resonant tale. Publisher’s Summary: JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina, to build his dream house and to pursue his high… Continue reading No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts, New Title Tuesday