Elisabetta, Marco, and Sandro grow up as the best of friends despite their differences. Elisabetta is a feisty beauty who dreams of becoming a novelist; Marco the brash and athletic son in a family of professional cyclists; and Sandro a Jewish mathematics prodigy, kind-hearted and thoughtful, the son of a lawyer and a doctor. Their friendship blossoms to love, with both Sandro and Marco hoping to win Elisabetta’s heart. But in the autumn of 1937, all of that begins to change as Mussolini asserts his power, aligning Italy’s Fascists with Hitler’s Nazis and altering the very laws that govern Rome. In time, everything that the three hold dear–their families, their homes, and their connection to one another–is tested in ways they never could have imagined.
It is a perfect July morning, and Elle, a fifty-year-old happily married mother of three, awakens at “The Paper Palace”–the family summer place which she has visited every summer of her life. But this morning is different: last night Elle and her oldest friend Jonas crept out the back door into the darkness and had sex with each other for the first time, all while their spouses chatted away inside. Now, over the next twenty-four hours, Elle will have to decide between the life she has made with her genuinely beloved husband, Peter, and the life she always imagined she would have had with her childhood love, Jonas, if a tragic event hadn’t forever changed the course of their lives. As Heller colors in the experiences that have led Elle to this day, we arrive at her ultimate decision with all its complexity. Tender yet devastating, The Paper Palace considers the tensions between desire and dignity, the legacies of abuse, and the crimes and misdemeanors of families.
When twenty-nine-year-old Sunday Brennan wakes up in a Los Angeles hospital, bruised and battered after a drunk driving accident she caused, she swallows her pride and goes home to her family in New York. But it’s not easy. She deserted them all—and her high school sweetheart—five years before with little explanation, and they’ve got questions.
New York, 1937: When estranged sisters Clara and Madeleine Sommers learn their grandmother is dying, they agree to fulfill her last wish: to travel across Europe—together. They are to deliver three letters, in which Violet will say goodbye to those she hasn’t seen since traveling to Europe forty years earlier; a journey inspired by famed reporter, Nellie Bly.
Johnstone Country Where the Wild Things Roam When the Civil War ended, Hunter Buchanon and his coyote sidekick Bobby Lee forged a new life in the Black Hills, Dakota Territory.
This is no ordinary job. There’s a very good chance it’s suicide. . . When word gets out that the Jackals are on the case, all hell breaks loose.
Incurring the wrath of three outlaws after killing their leader in a daring rescue attempt, Perley Gates and waitress Becky Morris must get safely across the Red River before the three vengeful devils make it flow with their blood.
New Paperbacks Added:
Johnstone, William W. Firewater
Johnstone, William W. A Quiet Little Town
Johnstone, William W. Blood, Guts and Glory
Johnstone, William W. The First Mountain Man, Preacher’s Carnage
Johnstone, William W. The Wicked Die Twice
Johnstone, William W. Marked For Death
King, Samantha The Sleepover
McCoy, Max The Ghost Rifle
Patterson, James Target Alex Cross
Sandford, John Masked Prey
A Tapestry of Hope by Traci Peterson and Judith Miller
That Matters Most by Luanne Rice
Bridge to Heaven by Francine Rivers
Island of Glass by Nora Roberts
Miss Julia Takes the Wheel by Ann B. Ross
Moral Compass by Danielle Steel
The Numbers Game by Danielle Steel
The Little Teashop onMain by Jodi Thomas
The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman
Angle Mine by Sherryl Woods
Discount Passes are available to borrow for the Blue Mountain Museum or the Wild Center in Saranac Lake. You must be a Library member to use the passes. Savings of up to 50% for families.
You may arrange to use a pass by stopping by the Library when we are open or contact Elinor at 315-513-4521. Passes MUST be returned immediately after use for the next patron.
September’s book is Flight Patterns by Karen White. Book Club is on September 15 at ten am.
October’s book is Find You First by Linwood Barclay. Book Club is on October 20 at ten am.
November’s book is The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Messier. Book Club is on November 17 at ten am. Hostess needed.