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Do No Harm by Dawn Eastman Summary: The idyllic town of Baxter, Michigan, seemed like the perfect place for Dr. Katie LeClair to settle down after years toiling in medical school--until the murder of a patient shattered the peace she had found. Now on the mend and...

Long-Term Care: How to Plan and Pay for It by Joseph L. Matthews Summary: Get the best care, in the right place, at the right price. To find the right kind of long-term care, you may need to make difficult personal, medical, and financial decisions during emotionally tough...

Summary: It's murder by the book in the latest hit Library Lover's mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Death in the Stacks. When a stack of library materials is found at the scene of a hit and run, library director Lindsey Norris finds herself dragged...

It is cold outside, so here is a selection of books to make you focus on the indoors (where it is much warmer). The Family Handyman editor 100 Weekend Projects Anyone Can Do: Easy Practical Projects Using Basic Tools and Standard Materials Request this item   Becky Rapinchuk Simply Clean: The...

Summary: Newly-qualified DC Sean Blake must tackle a series of bizarre and brutal killings in his first week on the job.  A series of chilling murders has left Manchester in a state of terror. Women are being found dead in their homes, their bodies arranged in the...

Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms by Hannah Fry Summary: A look inside the algorithms that are shaping our lives and the dilemmas they bring with them. If you were accused of a crime, who would you rather decide your sentence―a mathematically consistent algorithm incapable...

Summary: Claire is a hardworking doctor leading a simple, quiet life in London. She is also the daughter of the most notorious murder suspect in the country, though no one knows it. Nearly thirty years ago, while Claire and her brother slept upstairs, a brutal crime was...

Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick by David Frye   Summary: In Walls historian David Frye tells the epic story of history's greatest manmade barriers, from ancient times to the present. It is a haunting and frequently eye-opening saga--one that reveals a startling link between what we...

True to You by Becky Wade Summary: Exciting Start of a Brand-New Series by a Contemporary Romance Fan Favorite After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer...

The Infernal Library: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literacy by Daniel Kalder Summary: A harrowing tour of "dictator literature" in the twentieth century, featuring the soul-killing prose and poetry of Hitler, Mao, and many more, which shows how books have sometimes shaped...

The Temptation of Forgiveness by Donna Leon   Summary: In the twenty-seventh novel in Donna Leon's bestselling mystery series, a suspicious accident leads Commissario Guido Brunetti to uncover a longstanding scam with disturbing unintended consequences. The memorable characters and Venetian drama that have long captivated Donna Leon’s many readers...

You Need a Budget by Jesse Mecham Summary: Experience a life free of financial stress and transform your relationship to money with this indispensable guide—the first book based on You Need A Budget’s proven method that has helped hundreds of thousands of people break the paycheck to...

Happiness for Humans by P. Z. Reizin Summary: When Tom and Jen, two lonely people, are brought together by an intriguing email, they have no idea their mysterious benefactor is an artificial intelligence who has decided to play Cupid. "You, Tom and Jen, don't know one another-not yet-but...

Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life by Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard Summary: A guide to personal and professional empowerment through civility and social skills, written by two White House Social Secretaries who offer an important fundamental message—everyone is important...

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALS Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin Summary: An updated edition of the blockbuster bestselling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two U.S. Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit...

A Beautiful Poison by Lydia Kang Summary: Just beyond the Gilded Age, in the mist-covered streets of New York, the deadly Spanish influenza ripples through the city. But with so many victims in her close circle, young socialite Allene questions if the flu is really to blame....

I, Mammal: The Story of What Makes Us Mammals by Liam Drew   Summary: Humans are mammals. Most of us appreciate that at some level. But what does it mean for us to have more in common with a horse and an elephant than we do with a...

Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson   Summary: This hardcover gift edition pairs the bestselling, Edenbrooke, with the never before published novelette, Heir to Edenbrooke which is the prequel to the story, told from the point of view of the dashing suitor of Edenbrooke. Marianne Daventry will do anything to escape the boredom of Bath...

Summer has officially started, so let's hit the beach!   Frances Mayes Women in Sunlight Request this item   Patti Callahan Henry The Bookshop at Water's End Request this item   Mary Alice Monroe A Lowcountry Wedding Request this item   If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today!...

Who doesn't want ice cream?   Amy Ettinger Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge Across America   Request this item   Stella Parks Bravetart: Iconic American Desserts Request this item     Yossy Arefi Sweeter Off the Vine: Fruit Desserts for Every Season Request this item   If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the...

Learn more about animals and nature. Vladimir Dinets Wildlife Spectacles Request this item   Christie Wilcox Venomous Request this item   Enric Sala Pristine Seas: Journeys to the Ocean's Last Wild Places Request this item   If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today!...

The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner's Guide to Getting Good with Money by Chelsea Fagan Summary: How to get good with money, even if you have no idea where to start. The Financial Diet is the personal finance book for people who don’t care about personal finance. Whether you’re...

It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree by A. J. Jacobs   Summary: New York Times bestselling author of The Know-It-All and The Year of Living Biblically, A.J. Jacobs undergoes a hilarious, heartfelt quest to understand what constitutes family—where it begins and how far it goes—and attempts to...

This summer, take a trip in Indiana.   Alan McPherson Nature Walks on the Indiana Prairie Request this item   Ashley Petry 100 Things To Do in Indianapolis Before You Die Request this item   Marsha Williamson Mohr Indiana Barns Request this item   If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library...

Read about these petals.   Amanda Cabot Scattered Petals Request this item   Brunonia Barry The Fifth Petal Request this item Request this item in large print Request this item in audio   V. C. Andrews Petals on the Wind   Request this item   If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today!...

Rebellion's Message by Michael Jecks Summary: Introducing Elizabethan cutpurse and adventurer Jack Blackjack in the first of a brand-new historical mystery series.  January, 1554. Light-fingered Jack Blackjack knows he’s not going to have a good day when he wakes with a sore head next to a dead body...

Do you like audiobooks? Listen for free at Overdrive or Freegal. Overdrive Use your library barcode and PIN to log in. Borrow up to 3 items at a time. Items are automatically returned when they are due - no late fines!  Visit Overdrive Freegal Thought Freegal was only for music? Freegal...

Learn about these fictional mothers. Ayana Mathis The Twelve Tribes of Hattie   Marjorie Celona Y Gwendolen Gross When She Was Gone If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today! ...

Booke of the Hidden by Jeri Westerson   Summary: To get a fresh start away from a bad relationship, Kylie Strange moves across the country to open a shop in a seemingly quiet town in rural Maine. During renovations on Strange Herbs & Teas, she discovers a peculiar...

The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath   Summary: The New York Times bestselling authors of Switch and Made to Stick explore why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work. While human lives are endlessly variable,...

In honor of Arbor Day, check out these non-fiction books about trees.   Peter Wohlleben The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate     Richard Preston The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring   Jane Goodall Seeds of Hope   If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or...

These fiction books each feature a character named Ian. Christopher Bollen The Destroyers   Katie Ganshert Wishing on Willows   Michael Harvey The Innocence Game   If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today!...

Check out these books featuring famous April events. Michael Eric Dyson April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Death and How It Changed America   Kenneth C. Davis The Hidden History of America at War: Untold Tales from Yorktown to Fallujah   Masha Gessen The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy   If you...

The Meaning of Birds by Simon Barnes Summary: A gorgeously illustrated and enchanting examination of the lives of birds, illuminating their wondrous world and our connection with them. One of our most eloquent nature writers offers a passionate and informative celebration of birds and their ability to help...

Get ready for spring with these fiction books. Mary Kay Andrews Spring Fever Request this item Request this item in large print Request this item in audio   Jennifer Beckstrand Huckleberry Spring   Mons Kallentoft Spring Remains   If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today!...

Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed by John Keyse-Walker   Summary:  After barely surviving the first criminal investigation in living memory on the sun-drenched British Virgin island of Anegada, Constable Teddy Creque has spent the past six months trying to weather the aftermath, and move on with his life. Now, with...

Brolliology: A History of the Umbrella in Life and Literature by Marion Rankine Summary:  A fun, illustrated history of the umbrella's surprising place in life and literature Humans have been making, using, perfecting, and decorating umbrellas for millennia--holding them over the heads of rulers, signalling class distinctions, and...

The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke Summary:  A beautifully illustrated collection of stories from the hit podcast Lore—now a streaming television series—that combines fan favorites like “Unboxed” and “They Made a Tonic” with new tales to deepen the legends. They live in shadows—deep in the...

Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter by Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler   Summary: Why is paying for things painful? Why are we comfortable overpaying for something in the present just because we’ve overpaid for it in the past?Why is it easy to...

You won't learn anything about groundhogs from these fictional tales, but they will be a lot of fun (fictional rodents included). Groundhog Day DVD   Lexi Eddings The Coldwater Warm Hearts Club Laura Childs Pekoe Most Poison If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today!...

All these fictional tales feature animals. Sara Baume Spill Simmer Falter Wither   Gwen Cooper Love Saves the Day David Duchovny Holy Cow If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today!    ...

The Second Sister by Claire Kendal Summary: An obsessive quest to solve the mystery of her older sister’s disappearance puts a young woman in mortal jeopardy in this taut, sophisticated novel of psychological suspense from the author of the “truly riveting” (New York Times) The Book of You. An...

Warm up by making your favorite hot beverage. Jessica Easto Craft Coffee: A Manual   Kevin Gascoyne Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties Bobby Flay Brunch at Bobby's  If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today!...

Are your eyes tired of reading?       Try these non-fiction audio books.  Chris Anderson TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking     Vani Hari The Food Babe Way Amy Poehler Yes Please If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today! ...

With the cold temperatures outside, look at these online resources for ideas on insulation. Home Improvement Reference Center Available for free online through inspire.in.gov Visit the Home Improvement Reference Center  Area 5 Financial and Housing Support Includes Energy Assistance and Weatherization for those who qualify ...

Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind the Rhyme by Chris Roberts Summary: I A history of the origins and meanings behind everyday nursery rhymes reveals the popular sport behind "Jack be Nimble," Humpty Dumpty's identity as a cannon mounted on the walls of a Colchester church, and...

Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History by Tori Telfer Summary: Inspired by author Tori Telfer's Jezebel column “Lady Killers,” this thrilling and entertaining compendium investigates female serial killers and their crimes through the ages. When you think of serial killers throughout history, the names that come to mind...

Welcome winter with these non-fiction reads. Cheryl Richardson Waking Up in Winter: In Search of What Really Matters at Midlife   Neal Bascomb The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb Brian Murphy 81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska's...

Knit these clothes to keep warm. Jorid Linvik Big Book of Mittens: 45 Distinctive Scandinavian Patterns   Amy Herzog Knit Wear Love Elizabeth Lovick Magical Shetland Lace Shawls to Knit If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today!...

Get ready for Thanksgiving food with these cookbooks.   Cheryl Najafi You're So Invited: Panic Less, Play More, and Get Your Party On! Ree Drummond The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays   Anna Thomas Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore   If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library...

Summary: If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust? Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside―the woman who was killed. She’s...

Crimes by Moonlight edited by Charlaine Harris   Summary: A winning mystery collection edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris—featuring an original Sookie Stackhouse story. Nighttime is the perfect time for the perfect crime—especially in the realm of the paranormal. Featuring fascinating, frightening, and sometimes funny stories by...

Commemorate September events with these non-fiction books.    Christopher McGrath Mr. Darley's Arabian   Lawrence Wright Thirteen Days in September     Michael Benfante Reluctant Hero   If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today!...

The Illustrated Art of Manliness by Brett McKay Summary: An indispensable, hands-on guide dedicated to the lost art of being a man, The Illustrated Art of Manliness distills more than 100 practical skills every modern man needs to know into an entertaining, easy-to-follow visual format. Founder of The Art of...

The Sleep Solution by W. Chris Winter Summary: If you want to fix your sleep problems, Internet tips and tricks aren’t going to do it for you. You need to really understand what’s going on with your sleep—both what your problems are and how to solve them. The...

Matchup, edited by Lee Child Summary: In this incredible follow-up to the New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller FaceOff, twenty-two of the world’s most popular thriller writers come together for an unforgettable anthology. MatchUp takes the never-before-seen bestseller pairings of FaceOffand adds a delicious new twist: gender. Eleven of the...

Goodnight from London by Jennifer Robson   Summary: From USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Robson—author of Moonlight Over Paris and Somewhere in France—comes a lush historical novel that tells the fascinating story of Ruby Sutton, an ambitious American journalist who moves to London in 1940 to report on...

Read about these historical events in August. Jefferson Morley Snow-Storm in August: Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835   Erica Reischer Never a Dull Moment: 1971, The Year that Rock Exploded   Buzz Bissinger Three Nights in August: Strategy, Heartbreak, and Joy Inside the Mind of a...

It's Always the Husband by Michele Campbell   Summary: Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, despite being as different as three women can be. Kate was beautiful, wild, wealthy, and damaged. Aubrey, on financial aid, came from a broken home, and...

The Heirs by Susan Rieger Summary: Brilliantly wrought, incisive, and stirring, The Heirs tells the story of an upper-crust Manhattan family coming undone after the death of their patriarch    Six months after Rupert Falkes dies, leaving a grieving widow and five adult sons, an unknown woman sues his estate, claiming...

Travel to foreign climes with these fictional accounts.    Maxine Beneba Clarke Foreign Soil   Emily Robbins A Word for Love Andrea Dunlop Losing the Light If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today!  ...

The Play of Death by Oliver Potzsch Summary:  It is 1670 and Simon Fronwieser is in the town of Oberammergau to bring his seven-year-old son to boarding school. As he bids his boy a tearful farewell, news comes of a shocking murder: the man who was to...

Enjoy these looks at weddings Therese Oneill Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners   Jamie Lee Weddiculous: An Unfiltered Guide to Being a Bride Meg Keene A Practical Wedding Planner If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today!...

Two of the Deadliest edited by Elizabeth George Summary: There are seven deadly sins, and in this superb anthology, edited by Elizabeth George, some of the most able and original purveyors of crime fiction explore Two of the Deadliest. These “New Tales of Lust, Greed, and Murder from...

Be a passenger with the drivers in these fictional books.     Charles Todd Racing the Devil Christopher Buehlman The Suicide Motor Club Erin McCarthy Final Lap If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today!...

Learn more about these drivers. Janet Guthrie Janet Guthrie: A Life at Full Throttle Darrell Waltrip Sundays Will Never Be theSame Joe Garner Jeff Gordon: His Dream, Drive and Destiny If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today!...

In May 1928, Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Celebrate Earhart's life and accomplishments with these books. Dave Horner The Earhart Enigma   Kay Bailey Hutchison American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country Ann Shen Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who...

All of these authors have something in their name. Can you guess what it is?  Louisa May Alcott A Long Fatal Love Chase   Gerald G. May The Dark Night of the Soul May Pang Instamatic Karma: The Photographs of John Lennon If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or...

At the HeART of Tipton event Saturday in downtown Tipton, the new mural on the wall of the Diana Theater will be unveiled. Here are some books about murals.  John C. Carlisle A Simple and Vital Design: The Story of the Indiana Post Office Murals   Gary Lord and...

Bring some flowers inside! Ariella Chezar The Flower Workshop Clinton Smith The Romance of Flowers Michael George Simple Elegant Flowers If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today!...

Buried by C. J. Carmichael Summary: Justice is overdue in the coastal town of Twisted Cedars where two unsolvedmysteries lay buried in the past. Over thirty years ago a series of murders targeting Oregon librarians was never solved. Now someone with inside knowledge is feeding clues to true...

Fictional how-to books. Emma Chapman How To Be a Good Wife   Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus How To Be a Grown-Up Ashton Lee How To Be Single If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today!...

Enjoy these tales of librarians. Stephen King Four Past Midnight   Charlie Lovett The Lost Book of the Grail   Ashton Lee The Reading Circle   If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today!...

These fictional books explore the relationship among single fathers and their children.   Keith Stuart A Boy Made of Blocks   Diane Chamberlain The Good Father Ivan Doig The Bartender's Tale If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today!...

Interested in helping others out? Here are some nonfiction books that might get your ideas flowing.   Jacqueline Novogratz The Blue Sweater   Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn A Path Appears   Robert D. Lupton Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help  ...

The Undesired by Yrsa Sigurdardottir Summary: Aldis hates her job working in a juvenile detention center in rural Iceland. The boys are difficult, the owners are unpleasant, and there are mysterious noises at night. And then two of the boys go astray . . . Decades later, single...

Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life by Helen Czerski Summary: A physicist explains daily phenomena from the mundane to the magisterial. Take a look up at the stars on a clear night and you get a sense that the universe is vast and untouchable, full...

The Information Officer by Mark Mills   Summary: In the summer of 1942, Max Chadwick is the British officer charged with manipulating the news on Malta to bolster the population’s fragile esprit de corps, as the small windswept island endures relentless Axis air raids. The fiercely independent Maltese,...

Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse Summary: Hannah has always been wary of commitment, but when she meets Mark, a fellow Brit, one hot New York summer, her ideas change. Within months, they are married, and she has moved back to London to be with him, leaving...

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson   Summary: The author of the wildly popular The Kind Worth Killing returns with an electrifying and downright Hitchcockian psychological thriller—as tantalizing as the cinema classics Rear Window and Wait Until Dark—involving a young woman caught in a vise of voyeurism, betrayal, manipulation, and murder. The danger isn’t...

The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body's Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You by Sylvia Tara   Summary: This groundbreaking work of practical, popular science reveals that fat is much smarter than we think. Fat is an obsession, a dirty word, a subject...

Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live by Marlene Zuk   Summary: We evolved to eat berries rather than bagels, to live in mud huts rather than condos, to sprint barefoot rather than play football―or did we? Are our bodies and brains...

Meet some fictional IRS agents - more entertaining than taxing. David Foster Wallace The Pale King Julie Garwood Sweet Talk Erich Wurster The Coaster If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today!...

Patient H. M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets by Luke Dittrich Summary: In 1953, a twenty-seven-year-old factory worker named Henry Molaison—who suffered from severe epilepsy—received a radical new version of the then-common lobotomy, targeting the most mysterious structures in the brain. The operation failed...

The Baker Street Letters by Michael Robertson   Summary: First in a spectacular new series about two brother lawyers who lease offices on London's Baker Street--and begin receiving mail addressed to Sherlock Holmes In Los Angeles, a geological surveyor maps out a proposed subway route―and then goes missing. His...

These cozy mysteries are cooking with murder. Christine DeSmet Five-Alarm Fudge   Joanne Fluke Carrot Cake Murder B. B. Haywood Town in a Lobster Stew If you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today!...

Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis Summary: The perfect family. The perfect house. The perfect life. All gone now. What could cause a man, when all the stars of fortune are shining upon him, to suddenly snap and destroy everything he has built? This is the question that...

Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron Summary: Check in for some Southern hospitality in Plantation Shudders, the Cajun Country series debut from Ellen Byron. It's the end of the summer and Prodigal Daughter Maggie Crozat has returned home to her family's plantation-turned-bed-and-breakfast in Louisiana. The Crozats have an inn full...

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