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    New for August 2014 in the Readers' Cafe:

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    Before, During, After - Bausch, Richard
    ISBN: 9780307266262
    Publication Date: Aug 2014
    Richard Bausch plumbs the complexities of public and personal trauma, and the courage with which we learn to face them. Above all, Before, During, After is a love story, offering a penetrating and exquisite portrait of intimacy, of spiritual and physical longing, and of the secrets we convince ourselves to keep even as they threaten to destroy us.

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    Palmetto Moon - Boykin, Kim
    ISBN: 9780425272107
    Publication Date: Aug 2014
    June, 1947. Charleston is poised to celebrate the biggest wedding in high-society history, the joining of two of the oldest families in the city. Except the bride is nowhere to be found... Unlike the rest of the debs she grew up with, Vada Hadley doesn't see marrying Justin McLeod as a blessing--she sees it as a life sentence. So when she finds herself one day away from a wedding she doesn't want, she's left with no choice but to run away from the future her parents have so carefully planned for her.

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    A Song for Issy Bradley - Bray, Carys
    ISBN: 9780553390889
    Publication Date: Aug 2014
    The Bradleys see the world as a place where miracles are possible, and where nothing is more important than family. This is their story. It is the story of Ian Bradley--husband, father, math teacher, and Mormon bishop--and his unshakeable belief that everything will turn out all right if he can only endure to the end, like the pioneers did. It is the story of his wife, Claire, her lonely wait for a sign from God, and her desperate need for life to pause while she comes to terms with tragedy. And it is the story of their children: sixteen-year-old Zippy, experiencing the throes of first love; cynical fourteen-year-old Al, who would rather play soccer than read the Book of Mormon; and seven-year-old Jacob, whose faith is bigger than a mustard seed--probably bigger than a toffee candy, he thinks--and which he's planning to use to mend his broken family with a miracle.

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    Painted Horses - Brooks, Malcolm
    ISBN: 9780802121646
    Publication Date: Aug 2014
    In the mid-1950s, America was flush with prosperity and saw an unbroken line of progress clear to the horizon, while the West was still very much wild. In this ambitious, incandescent debut, Malcolm Brooks animates that time and untamed landscape, in a tale of the modern and the ancient, of love and fate, and of heritage threatened by progress.

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    Season of the Dragonflies - Creech, Sarah
    ISBN: 9780062307521
    Publication Date: Aug 2014
    Three headstrong women-Willow Lenore and her two grown daughters, Mya and Lucia-realize their high-end perfume business is in trouble. Few know the magical properties of the gardenias grown on the -Lenore property-isolated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains-or the secret power of attraction their perfume provides to a select clientele. Handed down from mother to daughter for generations, the formula is never changed, until the Lenore women realize the future of the business entrusted to them is threatened.

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    Kill My Mother - Feiffer, Jules
    ISBN: 9780871403148
    Publication Date: Aug 2014
    Jules Feiffer now presents his first noir graphic novel. Kill My Mother is a loving homage to the pulp-inspired films and comic strips of his youth. Channeling Eisner's The Spirit, along with the likes of Hammett, Chandler, Cain, John Huston, and Billy Wilder, and spiced with the deft humor for which Feiffer is renowned, Kill My Mother centers on five formidable women from two unrelated families, linked fatefully and fatally by a has-been, hard-drinking private detective.

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    Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and this Years of Pilgimage - Murakami, Haruki
    ISBN: 9780385352109
    Publication Date: Aug 2014
    The remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world around us; and of a journey into the past that is necessary to mend the present. It is a story of love, friendship, and heartbreak for the ages.

     

    August Featured Title

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    Lock In - Scalzi, John
    ISBN: 9780765375865
    Publication Date: Aug 2014
    Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge. A quarter of a century later, in a world shaped by what's now known as "Haden's syndrome," rookie FBI agent Chris Shane is paired with veteran agent Leslie Vann. The two of them are assigned what appears to be a Haden-related murder at the Watergate Hotel, with a suspect who is an "integrator" - someone who can let the locked in borrow their bodies for a time.

     

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