Library Column for February 25, 2022

@ Your Library

March starts next week! How did that happen? I certainly hope warmer weather is on the way. I just recently finished The Ice House by Monica Sherwood about a couple of kids dealing with an extremely long winter of snow and ice and stuck in their apartment building. It is making me wish for spring weather.

Maybe borrow our new Lonely Planet guide to California and plan a March getaway. Or start planning a summer hiking trip in Minnesota with Hiking Minnesota. Whether you want to go somewhere warm now or plan a summer trip check our travel guides to help make your trip the best it can be.

Haven Point by Virginia Hume covers seven decades of life through wars and storms, centered on an insular summer community in Maine. Enjoy clambakes, regattas and sing-alongs interspersed with tragedy, betrayal and lies.

Spencer Kope has written an engaging ‘special tracking unit’ novel in Echoes of the Dead. Magnus “Steps” Craig is considered the best tracker in the world, but he has never seen the sinister motivations behind the missing persons lost in the Sierra Nevada range. The four who didn’t return from their annual fly-fishing trip include a congressman, a district attorney, a CEO of a major accounting firm and a cofounder of a hedge fund. Can he track them down before they die or are killed?

Who is the two year old found in the cabin behind the man shot by the county sheriff? Answers aren’t found as Carrie moves from foster home to foster home throughout childhood. When a stalker intrudes on her peaceful moments on the beach where she escapes reality, she is forced to confront her unknown origins in The Sand Dancer by Lydia Emma Niebuhr. Mario Giordano has written a delightful big-hearted character in Auntie Poldi who retires to Sicily on her 60th birthday to spend her days with good wine, a view of the sea and few visitors. But when her handyman goes missing she can’t help but ask questions in Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions.

All Together Now by Matthew Norman is a tale about the things money can’t buy even when you think you have it all. Robbie is dying and brings together his oldest friends for one last beach blowout and to reveal his plans that he thinks will change their lives forever. All of us are broken people who need others and that is very apparent in The Edge of Belonging by Amanda Cox as Ivy and Henry grapple with love, loss and letting go in a dual-timeline story set twenty-four years apart in small town America.

RayAnne was a professional sport fisherman, but found it too testosterone-soaked so she took a job as a consultant for the first all-women talk show about fishing in Fishing by Sarah Stonich.

Finally, warm up with Tacos for Two by Betsy St. Amant as Rory and Jude encounter one another though an anonymous dating site then at a food truck festival.

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