Middletown Thrall Library guides you... Beyond the Bestsellers: A Gathering of Fiction and Authors Often Not Found on Bestseller Lists - Winter 2012 Edition

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Past Issues

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We invite you to consider any of the titles below the next time you're looking for something interesting to read. To learn more about a book and check on its availablity within the library system, click a title link below.

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General Fiction

  • The Translation of the Bones - Francesca Kay The Translation of the Bones - Francesca Kay. In the midst of Easter preparations, the lives of members of a suburban London parish are altered by a series of events culminating in tragedy. A meditation on faith, this novel features flawless prose and memorable characters.

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Historical Fiction

  • The Time in Between - Maria Duenas The Time in Between - Maria Duenas. Romance, espionage, historical figures, and plenty of charm have put this fast paced novel which commences in the days prior to the Spanish Civil War and focuses on Sira Quiroga, the daughter of a seamstress, on bestseller lists throughout Europe. Dramatic and thrilling!

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  • The Territory - Tricia Fields The Territory - Tricia Fields. Set in the West Texas border town, Artemis, population 2,500, this debut mystery includes drug cartels, a Second Amendment group, and a heroine police chief who is as courageous as she is human

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Science Fiction & Fantasy

  • Broken - Susan Bigelow Broken - Susan Bigelow. In the dystopian future, Broken, a grounded superheroine, and Michael Forward, a clairvoyant teenager, race to rescue a baby who may be the key to saving humanity.

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  • Head Over Heels - Jill Shalvis Head Over Heels - Jill Shalvis. Chloe is used to living on the edge so it seems illogical that she would find Lucky Harbor's straight-laced sheriff attractive. But is love ever logical? Contemporary romance readers will delight in this humorous and passionate small town tale.

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