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    New for April 2014 in the Readers' Cafe:

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    Trans/Human - Bova, Ben
    ISBN: 9780765332936
    Publication Date: Apr 2014
    Cellular biologist Luke Abramson has been making important strides toward extending life spans and eradicating disease. The work is still in the early animal-testing phases. But when his beloved granddaughter, Angela, is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, Luke begs for a chance to try to cure her. Refused on every front, he kidnaps Angela and convinces her doctor to help him get the girl to a private clinic where he can initiate the treatment.

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    Angels Make Their Hope Here - Clarke, Breena
    ISBN: 9780316254007
    Publication Date: Apr 2014
    A compelling and lyrical new novel about a young black woman in the Civil War era who finds refuge in a racially tolerant community. Russell's Knob is not paradise. But already in 1863 this New Jersey highlands settlement is home to a diverse population of blacks and whites and reds who have intermarried and lived in relative harmony for generations. It is a haven for Dossie Bird, who has escaped north along the Underground Railroad and now feels the embrace of the Smoot family.

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    Frog Music - Donoghue, Emma
    ISBN: 9780316324687
    Publication Date: Apr 2014
    Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice--if he doesn't track her down first.

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    The Sea House - Gifford, Elisabeth
    ISBN: 1250043344
    Publication Date: Apr 2014
    In 1860, Alexander Ferguson, a newly ordained vicar and amateur evolutionary scientist, takes up his new parish, a poor, isolated patch on the remote Scottish island of Harris. He hopes to uncover the truth behind the legend of the selkies--mermaids or seal people who have been sighted off the north of Scotland for centuries. He has a more personal motive, too; family legend states that Alexander is descended from seal men. As he struggles to be the good pastor he was called to be, his maid Moira faces the terrible eviction of her family by Lord Marstone, whose family owns the island. Their time on the island will irrevocably change the course of both their lives, but the white house on the edge of the dunes keeps its silence long after they are gone.

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    Be Safe I Love You - Hoffman, Cara
    ISBN: 9781451641318
    Publication Date: Apr 2014
    Though the family and friends of Lauren Clay are happy to see her back from Iraq, they can’t help noticing that she seems not quite right. Then she takes her younger brother, Danny, into the icy Canadian Wilderness, intent on teaching him survival skills for reasons only she understands.

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    The Intern's Handbook - Kuhn, Shane
    ISBN: 9781476733807
    Publication Date: Apr 2014
    John Lago is an intern at one of the biggest law firms in Manhattan. He clocks eighty hours a week getting coffee, answering phones, and doing all of the shit work no one else wants to do . . . and he doesn't make a dime. But John isn't trying to claw his way to the top of the corporate food chain. He was hired to assassinate one of the firm's high profile, heavily guarded partners. His internship is the perfect cover--enabling him to gather intel and secure the access he needs to execute a clean, untraceable kill. -

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    In Paradise - Matthiessen, Peter
    ISBN: 9781594633171
    Publication Date: Apr 2014
    In the winter of 1996, more than a hundred women and men of diverse nationality, background, and belief gather at the site of a former concentration camp for an unprecedented purpose: a weeklong retreat during which they will offer prayer and witness at the crematoria and meditate in all weathers on the selection platform, while eating and sleeping in the quarters of the Nazi officers who, half a century before, sent more than a million Jews to their deaths.

     

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    The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry - Zevin, Gabrielle
    ISBN: 9781616203214
    Publication Date: Apr 2014
    A.J. is a young widower, struggling to keep the bookstore afloat and his increasingly lonely life intact. Matchmaking attempts by the islanders for Fikry have failed miserably. His prickly reactions to friends and customers have discouraged attempts to help him heal. Even the publishers' sales reps who call on the store cringe at his strident and curmudgeonly manner. Then one day A.J. discovers in his store a child abandoned by her mother, and his life takes a surprising turn. Maya is a bright and precocious two-year-old who steals his heart. As word spreads of his efforts at single parenting, the store becomes a community focus once again, and everyone takes a hand in raising young Maya-including a charming rep who had been so gruffly chased away.

     

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