Friends of the Library

Submitted by Ann Felker

Summer is a great time to settle back and relax with a good book. The Stockton Friends of the Library encourage you to visit the Geneva Sharp Branch of the Cedar County Library where the newest arrivals from the Baker and Taylor lease program can now be found. Located at 717 East St., the library is open 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

“Before and Again” by Barbara Delinsky, general fiction. A Vermont resort town where many residents are hiding from their pasts is thrown into turmoil by a teen hacker who attracts the Feds and the media, forcing a woman to choose between running again and fighting for what she has rebuilt.

“Between You and Me” by Susan Wiggs, romance. A lonely Philadelphia surgeon treats an injured Amish child and becomes attracted to the boy's uncle, a situation that forces her to consider if such a relationship is possible.

“Die by the Gun” by William Johnstone, western. After completing a successful cattle drive as the chuckwagon cook, Mac signs up for another one to escape those seeking revenge for a crime he did not commit

“Dreams of Falling” by Karen White, fiction. Forced by her mother's disappearance to return to her South Carolina hometown, Larkin uncovers the story of a fateful friendship shared among three young women 50 years earlier.

“Liar, Liar” by Lisa Jackson, suspense. Informed the mother who abandoned her decades earlier has died in a high-profile suicide, Remmi teams up with her childhood crush to uncover her mother's mysterious story.

“Moscow Deception” by Karen Robard, suspense. This follow-up to “The Ultimatum” finds Bianca St. Ives dodging would-be assassins while searching for a priceless collection of artifacts and collecting intelligence capable of destroying her enemies.

“Murder in Paradise” by James Patterson, suspense. Surviving the car bomb which killed his fiancée, defense lawyer Brian Lord takes on a lifeguard job at the beach, in a collection of three stories.

“The Perfect Couple” by Elin Hilderbrand, fiction. A tale set during a Nantucket wedding season finds Chief of Police Ed Kapenash searching for a bride's killer among her own wedding party.

“The Pharaoh Key” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, suspense. When his former employer goes missing, Gideon Crew, reeling from his terminal diagnosis, pursues the long-awaited translation of the Phaistos Disc, an ancient tablet that could end or save his life.

“The President is Missing” by Bill Clinton and James Patterson, suspense. A collaboration between the 42nd president and a No. 1 best-selling novelist traces the baffling disappearance of the leader of the free world, in a thriller that also explores the pressures, choices and threats facing the modern presidency.

“There, There” by Tommy Orange, fiction. This novel grapples with the complex history of Native Americans; with an inheritance of profound spirituality; and with a plague of addiction, abuse and suicide. It follows 12 characters, each of whom has private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow.

“Turbulence” by Stuart Woods, action/adventure. New York City cop-turned-Manhattan law firm rainmaker returns to action only to land in the line of fire.

“Unbridled (Long Tall Texans)” by Diana Palmer, romance. Meeting in a rural Texas setting, two passionate lovers confront the challenges of instant family and danger.

“Woman in the Woods” by John Connolly, suspense. When the body of a woman who apparently died in childbirth is discovered in the Maine woods, private investigator Charlie Parker shadows the police investigation in order to discover the woman's identity and the fate of her baby.

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