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Weekly Book News

July 19, 2016

Falling by Jane Green

The New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House, Jemima J and Summer Secrets presents a novel about the pleasure and meaning of finding a home—and family—where you least expect them...

Eight years ago, Emma Montague left behind the strict confines—and rather dull boyfriend—of her upper-crust English life and moved to New York City, where she immediately found success in finance. But her soulless, cutthroat, all-consuming job was another life she didn’t want.

Answering an ad on Craigslist, Emma finds a tiny beach cottage in the small town of Westport, Connecticut. It needs work—lots of work. But it’s the perfect project to satisfy Emma’s passion for interior design and gardening, if her new landlord, Dominic, is agreeable to the small changes she yearns to make.

To Emma, Dominic himself is somewhat of a fixer-upper. A local handyman with a six-year-old son, he’s a world away from the men she should be interested in, but he’s comfortable in his own skin, confident, quiet, and kind. And slowly, over a shared garden, time spent with his son, and late-night conversations, Emma finds herself falling for Dominic...

From friends to lovers happens as naturally as the changing seasons. But setting down roots doesn’t come easily when two lives as different as their own merge into one. And Emma will realize that the seeds of happiness must be nurtured and cherished to grow into something strong enough to shelter all their hopes and dreams...Buy Now


Hopefuls by Jennifer Close

A brilliantly funny novel about ambition and marriage from the best selling author of Girls in White Dresses, The Better Half tells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to D.C., a city of idealism, gossip, and complicated friendships among young Washington's aspiring elite.

When Beth arrives in Washington, D.C., she hates everything about it: the confusing traffic circles, the ubiquitous Ann Taylor suits, the humidity that descends each summer. At dinner parties, guests compare their security clearance levels. They leave their Black Berrys on the table. They speak in acronyms. And once they realize Beth doesn't work in politics, they smile blandly and turn away.

Soon Beth and her husband, Matt, meet a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy and his wife, Ashleigh, and the four become inseparable, coordinating brunch, birthdays, and long weekends away. But as Jimmy's star rises higher and higher, their friendship--and Beth's relationship with Matt--is threatened by jealousy, competition and rumors. A glorious send-up of young D.C. and a blazingly honest portrait of a marriage, this is the finest work yet by one of our most beloved writers. Buy Now


Guilty Minds by Joseph Finder

Summoned to investigate potentially explosive charges of corruption levied by a gossip website against the chief justice of the Supreme Court, private intelligence operative Nick Heller is given forty-eight hours to prove that the story is baseless.

Nick Heller is a private spy—a private intelligence operative, based in Boston, hired by lawyers and politicians and even foreign governments. A veteran of the war in Iraq, he served in the Special Forces and later worked in covert ops for the Department of Defense.

In Guilty Minds he's called in to help out in a delicate, potentially explosive situation. The chief justice of the Supreme Court is about to be defamed by a powerful gossip website called Slander Sheet, which specializes in dirt on celebs. In mere days they will publish an exposé documenting that the chief justice had liaisons with an escort, paid for by a wealthy casino mogulwho recently had a case before the court. Nick has forty-eight hours to prove the story is baseless. But when the call girl is found murdered, the case takes an unexpected and dangerous turn. . . .Buy Now


Now in Paperback!

Great New Memoir!

Dog medicine by Julie Barton

An honest and deeply moving debut memoir about a young woman’s battle with depression and how her dog saved her life

At twenty-two, Julie Barton collapsed on her kitchen floor in Manhattan. She was one year out of college and severely depressed. Summoned by Julie’s incoherent phone call, her mother raced from Ohio to New York and took her home.

Haunted by troubling childhood memories, Julie continued to sink into suicidal depression. Psychiatrists, therapists, and family tried to intervene, but nothing reached her until the day she decided to do one hopeful thing: adopt a Golden Retriever puppy she named Bunker. Dog Medicine captures the anguish of depression, the slow path to recovery, the beauty of forgiveness, and the astonishing ways animals can help heal even the most broken hearts and minds. Buy Now


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1st Annual Where's Waldo Celebration

Friday, July 29th, 4-6pm

2330 Palm Ridge Road

Sanibel, FL

Join us for coloring, cupcakes and prizes as we celebrate the end of our Find Waldo on Sanibel Scavenger Hunt.

If you haven't been to Waldo's Website, check it out here for more games and fun!



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