The Exchange by John Grisham

Series: The Firm, book 2Description: In this explosive sequel to The Firm, Mitch, a partner at the largest law firm in the world, is asked for a favor by a mentor in Rome that plunges him into a sinister plot that has global implications and once against places everyone he holds dear in danger.Genre: Thrillers and suspense; Legal thrillersPace: Fast-pacedTone: Suspenseful Booklist: Read more

Prequel: an American Fight Against Fascism

Description: An MSNBC anchor traces the fight to preserve American democracy back to World War II, when a handful of committed public servants and brave private citizens thwarted far-right plotters trying to steer our nation toward an alliance with the Nazis.Genre: History writing; History writing; History writingTone: Sobering; Thought-provokingWriting Style: Compelling; Well-researched Kirkus Review: A history of America’s admirers Read more

Canary Girls – Jennifer Chiaverini

Canary girls (Aug 2023)Author: Chiaverini, JenniferAdult FictionDescription: During World War I, April Tipton, a nineteen-year-old former maid takes a job at Thornshire Arsenal filling shells where she befriends the wife of a star footballer and the decides to join the ladies’ football club.Genre: Historical fictionThemes: Life during wartimeCharacter: CourageousStoryline: Character-drivenPace: Fast-pacedTone: Strong sense of place; Dramatic; SuspensefulWriting Style: Compelling; Descriptive; Richly Read more

Fourth Wing – Rebecca Yarros

Fourth wing (May 2023)Author: Yarros, RebeccaAdult FictionSeries: Empyrean, 1Description: Twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail was supposed to enter the Scribe Quadrant, living a quiet life among books and history. Now, the commanding general—also known as her tough-as-talons mother—has ordered Violet to join the hundreds of candidates striving to become the elite of Navarre: dragon riders. But when you’re smaller Read more

The Paris Assignment – Rhys Bowen

The Paris assignment (Aug 2023) Author: Bowen, Rhys Adult Fiction Description: After the death of her son, Madeleine accepts a request from the ministry to aid in the war effort and, returning to France, confronts the devastation of WWII as she fights to take down the Nazis, find her husband and ultimately survive against inconceivable odds.Genre: Historical fiction Find the book on Encore and reserve your copy to Read more