Tara's Staff Picks

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The Detective Next Door Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780578680064
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Published: W.C. Gordon - May 14th, 2020

Who gets away with murder?....The detective next door!  Read this novel as a seasoned crime detective does the unthinkable, uncovers an accomplished abettor, and tries to live a normal crime detective's life!  Full of page-turning guess whats!

                                                                    - Tara

 


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Grown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062840356
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 15th, 2020

Enchanted Jones, 17 years old, has dreams of becoming a professional singer.  Superstar Karey Fields, 28 years old, enters her life and exploits her awe and admiration with promises ... he has 15 top Billboard hits and triple platinum albums! Read as Tiffany grows from a victim into a self-assured young woman.

                                                                               - Tara


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Nine Perfect Strangers Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250069832
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 1st, 2019

What will happen next at this luxury resort managed by a hostess crazed with manipulation issues as she creates fantasy to entertain her guests?  Will the attendees be able to stick together to work things out?  Funny, interesting....loved it!

                                                                                          - Tara


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Greenlights Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593139134
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Published: Crown - October 20th, 2020

This is a beautiful mindful book about "livin" (no "g" because it's a verb).  It speaks of life, family, relationships, love, honor, and values; there's respect, religion, discipline, accountability, and understanding differences, not leaning on right or wrong.  The book notes losing, finding, and making your way in life.

It's an easy, deep and rewarding read that will make you want to re-read it (and travel).

                                                                                    - Tara


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The Boy Who Failed Show and Tell Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338647235
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 2nd, 2021

It's almost impossible to not love this young man as he progresses through the 4th grade. How can he compete with the smartest, the tallest, the quietest and all when all he wants to be is the best at something? And he seems to fail at all except to be the most observant. You'll enjoy this guy as he navigates his way through it all.  -Tara


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The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers (And Their Muses): A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062742674
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 12th, 2018

What a wonderful story intertwining minds and souls of the present as they reconnect in their elder years and entertain themselves and their Muses by creating a fictional journal. A beautiful tale of aging, old friends and beginning anew; a story of choices and decisions, love and life. Enjoy!


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A Private Cathedral: A Dave Robicheaux Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982151683
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 11th, 2020

One of my favorite authors....written in his dry sense of humor and commonsense way, always complicated but filled with values. Equally entertaining and rewarding; nothing gets past this loyal, layed-back Louisiana detective until the final pages. - Tara


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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translated by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525541332
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 13th, 2019

Do you love animals and mysteries? This is an incredibly compassionate "whodunit" with a lot of thoughtful insight, visual images, and farfetched advice throughout, keeping you entertained until the whirlwind ending... all narrated through the mind of an eccentric, convincing "crazy madwoman." -Tara


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Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525510512
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Published: Random House - July 9th, 2019

Not my ordinary read; in this autobiography you are introduced to a Harlem native; streetwise hustler, gambler, con-man, and savvy entrepreneur with grit, managing his livelihood into the fashion world with many of his risque customers enchanted with his one-of-a-kind creations. Once started, a cannot-put-down, entertaining piece of work! -Tara


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Promises of the Heart: A Novel (Savannah Skies #1) Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9780062917737
Published: Harper Paperbacks - February 4th, 2020

How can anyone not love the stories by Nan Rossiter? Heartwarming... reaching into the depths of true-life situations with compassion and understanding, then finding the amazing conclusion each time. An idyllic must-read! -Tara


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Girl in the Walls: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063031807
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Published: Ecco - May 11th, 2021

So, what do you do as a young girl whose life has been shattered and the only place you feel safe is in the house where you lived with your family...but now they're gone and someone new has moved into the house?  How can you stay and not be noticed; how can you move on?  Ingriguing!

                                                         Tara


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The Midnight Library: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525559474
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Published: Viking - September 29th, 2020

Imagine at midnight, every night, you can visit this special library, pick out a book and become a character in this plot according to your desires.  This fantasy library has some quirks that may twist your fate....very enticing!

                                                                  Tara


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The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501171345
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 4th, 2021

Owen and Hannah had only been married a year before he disappeared with a note for Hannah - "Protect Her".  She knew he meant Bailey, her step-daughter, who lost her mom and didn't want her stepmom.  As they began their search for Owen they realized he was not what they had known and their bond grew, until one day he shows up.  Learn how adaptable mothers and cubs can assume a new life.

                                                                       Tara


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Our Darkest Night: A Novel of Italy and the Second World War Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062674975
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 5th, 2021

Autumn 1943 - Antonina Mazin, a Jewish Italian, leaves Venice to hide with Nico Gerardi, who is studying the priesthood.  Returning to his family farm he takes Antonina as his bride convincing everyone they are married and in love.  A local Nazi official, with a vendetta, grows suspicious and plots revenge.  Read as Nina and Nico grow together and transform their lives.

                                                                       Tara


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The Personal Librarian Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593101537
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Published: Berkley - June 29th, 2021

Meet Belle de Costa Greene, a little known story about the personal librarian to J.P. Morgan's famous manuscript collection, with a big secret.  Read as she transforms into one of the most powerful women in New York City with her cunning, intellect, style and wit.  Marvelous!

                                                       - Tara


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Falling: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982177881
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 6th, 2021

Brilliant, thrilling....wow what a ride!!  Join the crew of Coastal Flight 416 for a page turning adventure full of action and surprises.  Gives new meaning to the the phrase "there will be consequences".  Awesome read!

                                               - Tara