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Dangerous to Know

by Renee Patrick A charming mystery starring the real-life costume designer Edith Head and her friend Lillian Frost as amateurs sleuths.  Set in 1930's Hollywood, this book is a treat for classic movie buffs. The second installment in a charming series.  

Café Happenings!

Click here for a guide to the stimulating “Nooner” cultural programs we offer in that relaxed, comfortable, sunlit space. “Book Talk” “Music With Sandy” “The Art Scene” The programs are informal and brief, typically 45 minutes long. And the coffee and tea are on the house.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

by Gail Honeyman Eleanor Oliphant is a single woman who is just walking through life in her sensible shoes.  A chance meeting with a local musician leads her to break out of her well-ordered world.  Both hilarious and heartbreaking.

The Grapes of Wrath

by John Steinbeck Got an opinion on what’s THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL? If you do, I’d love to hear it…email me at Early on, mid-19th century, Hawthorne’s poetic Scarlet Letter was the consensus pick, followed in later decades by Moby Dick or Huck Finn depending on readers’ preference for psycho drama or humor. During [...]

The Fix

by David Baldacci Amos Decker witnesses a murder-suicide outside the FBI.  This is no ant ordinary case as it becomes a matter of national security.  A crackling good story by one of the best. The third book in this series after "Memory Man" and "The Last Mile."  

Lincoln in the Bardo

by George Saunders An unforgettable story by one of the finest authors living today.  Abraham Lincoln is grieving the death of his eleven year old son during the first year of the Civil War.  An imaginative and daring novel.  If you prefer the audiobook, it has an outstanding cast of first-rate talents from television and the [...]

Saints for all Occasions

by J. Courtney Sullivan A beautifully written story about an Irish Catholic family and their relationships, secrets, and resilience.  By the best-selling author of  "Maine,"  "Commencement,"  and "The Engagements."

The Women in the Castle

by Jessica Shattuck Three widows of German men who conspired to assassinate Adolf Hitler take refuge in a castle in Germany.  An engrossing novel that provides some insight of what World War II  must have been like from the German citizen perspective.  Some have compared this book to "The Nighingale" by Kristen Hannah.

Born A Crime

by Trevor Noah Comedian and " The Daily Show" host has written a fascinating memoir of growing up in apartheid South Africa. As he was the child of a black African mother and a white Swedish father, his birth violated the law that criminalized  interracial relationships.

The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency

by Chris Whipple An extensive by-the -scenes look at the role of the White House Chiefs of Staff whose influence have impacted the country.  Provides a different view of the modern presidency through the actions of these powerful advisors.