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Evelyn, Adult Services Librarian

Title: Inside Out: A Memoir (2019)

Author: Demi Moore

Genre: Nonfiction, memoir

Why you’ll love it: Actress and activist Demi Moore's memoir of resilience and survival in the face of childhood traumas, addictions, and multiple marriages is a gripping, candid read.

Marian, Adult Services Librarian

Title: Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race (2019)

Author: Lara Prior-Palmer

Genre: Nonfiction, biograpghy

Why you’ll love it: A nineteen-year-old woman enters the Mongol Derby on a whim, and undertakes a grand adventure as the underdog. Considered "the world's longest, toughest horse race," riders each compete on a series of twenty-five wild ponies, across 621 miles of the Mongolian steppe.

Ally, Head of Information & Adult Services

Title: The Testaments (2019)

Author: Margaret Atwood

Genre: Fiction, dystopia

Why you’ll love it: This much-anticipated sequel to A Handmaid's Tale lives up to its seemingly insurmountable expectations. Weaving together the riveting narratives of three women, Atwood plunges us back into the eerily familiar world of Gilead.

Nancy, Outreach Services Librarian

Title: A Tale of Two Cities (1859)

Author: Charles Dickens

Genre: Historical fiction, classic

Why you’ll love it: Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, it depicts societal and political strife, and demonstrates both the humanity and inhumanity that transcends time.

Tom, Information Services Librarian

Title: The Grammarians (2019)

Author: Cathleen Schine

Genre: Fiction

Why you’ll love it: A novel about twin sisters with a love of words, whose relationship with each other falls apart completely when they fight over who will inherit the family's most precious heirloom: Merriam-Webster's New International Dictionary, Third Edition.

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