From the Stacks
By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian

When it rains, it pours. Six weeks ago I couldn’t find a book that interested me at all and now I don’t have time to read all the ones that have appeared. Isn’t that always the case?

At the moment, I’m trying to rush through Roseanne Montillo’s “Deliberate Cruelty,” which details the relationship between Ann Woodward and Truman Capote so I can re-read “When Ghosts Come Home” by Wiley Cash before next week’s book discussion. And then I can dive into “Cliff’s Edge,” the latest (possibly last?) entry in the Bess Crawford series by Charles Todd (a mother-son writing team though mom died last year).

From there I’ll look for “Exiles” by Jane Harper—I’ve enjoyed her other books and this one brings back Aaron Falk, the federal investigator from her first two titles. Following that is Deanna Raybourn’s “Killers of a Certain Age,” which sounds perfect for me now that I’m of a certain age (and then some).

And there are also book discussion titles that I’ll need to work in—“Yellow Wife” by Sadequa Johnson in March, followed by April’s read, “The Girls of Willowbrook” by Ellen Marie Wiseman.

One of the perks of my job is learning about forthcoming titles, such as the next David Rosenfelt, “Good Dog, Bad Cop” due out next month followed by “Happy Place,” the latest by Emily Henry coming out in April. There’s also “With My Little Eye” by Joshilyn Jackson appearing on shelves later that same month.

Jacqueline Winspear is introducing a new character in “The White Lady,” scheduled for a March publication date. I’ll have to wait a bit longer for the next Jennifer Ryan since there’s nothing on her website about a new book but another Jennifer—Robson—will have a new one coming out in April entitled (appropriately), “Coronation Year” though it’s set during the one 71 years ago.

Assuming I can get my hands on these titles in the next few months—I’m not the only reader waiting for them—I’ll be spending lots of time with my nose in a book.

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