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Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion

Book title Two Steps Forward by Graeme SimisonLooking for a light read that will uplift your spirit?  This is a great summer read, or weekend read, or anytime read!  Graeme Simsion is the author of the very funny books “The Rosie Project” and “The Rosie Effect” – and while this latest novel is not quite as laugh out loud funny, it is just as entertaining.  It keeps your attention and begs you to follow it through to the end of its journey. The only warning I will offer readers is that without a doubt this book will make you want to start your own adventure: Perhaps you will consider taking your own pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago trail?  Or maybe like me you are more likely to be found strolling along Belleville’s own Riverfront Trail…  (Wendy R)

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Book title  Fall from Grace by Danielle Steel Book title  Major Pettigrews Last Stand by Helen Simonson Book title  Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult Book title The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George Book title Two from the heart by James Patterson

In the Barren Ground by Loreth Anne White

Book title In the Barren Ground by Loreth Anne White

If you are looking for well-developed characters and an intricately plotted story, look no further than Canadian author Loreth Anne White’s In the Barren Ground.

Rookie cop Tana Larsson doesn’t mind the dark and quiet of the vast wilderness of the Canadian north; she is five months pregnant and is hoping to escape the mistakes of her past so she takes a post in Twin Rivers, population 320. One bitterly cold night, Tana, the sole police officer in 17,500 square miles receives a call about the fatal mauling of two students. With the help of a local bush pilot nicknamed “Crash”, they discover a grisly scene and an evil that lurks in the frozen dark. (Shannon B.)

If you are looking for other similar titles in our library’s collection, try these:

Book title A Dark and Twisted Tide by S.J. Bolton Book title City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong Book title Fire in the Stars by Barbara Fradkin Book title The Frozen Dead by Bernard Minier. Book title The Trickster's Lullaby by Barbara Fradkin

Munmun by Jesse Andrews

Book title Munmun by Jesse AndrewsWhat if your physical size was determined by your wealth (or lack thereof)? Munmun follows Warner and Prayer, siblings who are littlepoor – so destitute that they’re barely the size of rats. Their mother, paralyzed after being attacked by a cat, hatches a plan for her children to get rich, get big, and get safe. Along the way, they must contend with people of all sizes, from middlepoors to bigriches, all of whom have little desire to give up any of their own munmun to help out a couple of littlepoor kids. The only thing that sets Warner apart is his ability to control Dreamworld, the shared consciousness of all sleeping humans, where size makes no difference and clouds can rain flowers. In a world defined by wealth, Prayer and Warner must come to terms with what it truly takes to scale up for good.  (Jessie W.)

While you're waiting for your copy of Munmun, try...

Book title 1984 by George Orwell Book title Four by Veronica Roth Book title Gullivers Travels by Jonathan Swift Book title: Landscape with Invisible Hand by M. T. Anderson Book title: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

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