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Library latest

By Clubhouse Library Staff

You can find the Clubhouse library across the hall from the billiard room. We now have nearly 6,000 books in our collection. New regular and large print, are ordered every month to add to our Reserved shelves.

Here are some recent reviews for you to enjoy:

Patron recommendations: The Good Guy, Dean Koontz; The Judge’s List, John Grishim; Good Nurse; The Prisoner, B.A. Paris; Lesson in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus;

That Happened To The Bennett’s, Lisa Scottoline.

Staff Reviews:

#1-Large Print

"Killing the Legends"-Bill O'Reilly. This is the latest book in the multi-million selling "Killing" series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard who tell the larger-than-life stories of Elvis, John Lennon and Muhammad Ali. These three icons from music, sports and film had faces known throughout the world until their lives spun out of control at the hands of those they most trusted. Their stories include immense success and later failures which led to isolation and vulnerability. The book is dramatic, insightful, and entertaining for readers who want to know more about the lives of three of the most famous and well-known people of the 20th century.

#2-Large Print "Murder is no Picnic"-Amy Pershing. A Cape Cod foodie mystery which takes place at the lovely beach side home of renounced chef, Clara Foster. Samantha Barnes, the foodie, does a video shoot in Clara's kitchen to learn how to make the best blueberry buckle she has ever had. Later that night a fire takes place at Clara's and Samantha learns of her tragic death. Was it an accident or foul play? Samantha and friends set out to find the answer. The third book in the Cape Cod foodie mysteries which can be read as a stand-alone. Interesting and informative, especially for foodies and those interested in reading about the Cape and some of its mouthwatering delicacies through local recipes and cookbooks.

#3-Large Print "The High Notes"-Danielle Steel. This best seller is a heartfelt novel about Iris Cooper, a young woman with an unforgettable voice who fights for freedom to pursue her dreams. Iris and her father begin a journey together to have her voice heard in local night spots. With Dad in charge her small income pays for his gambling, women and booze. At 18 she hires a new manager who isn't much better. Caring musicians and singers finally take over to help her the right way. After enduring hardships on the road she reaches the top through her strengths and endurance to stand up for herself and her dreams.

#4-Regular Print "The Perfect Assassin"-James Patterson. Professor Brandt Savage, grandson of a legendary action hero, is forced into a top-secret training program where he becomes the perfect assassin, his true calling. Riveting and suspenseful, the characters are complex, intelligent, and resourceful. Savage becomes like Superman, and both he and Meed, his professor and captor make a pledge to " do right by all, and wrong to no one". Both Savage and Meed know the killers who try and overthrow the world as they know it and only Savage and Meed have the power to stop it.

#5-Regular Print "The Boy and the Dog"-Seishu Hase, translated from the Japanese by Alison Watts Six months after an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown Kuzumasa Nakagaki, a down on his luck factory worker went to a local convenience store and saw a dog waiting in the corner of the parking lot. When he came out of the store the dog was still there, staring at him. He asked the storekeeper if the dog belonged to anyone, and he responded that the dog had been there all day. Kazumasa saw the tag around his neck which said "Tamon", no address or phone. He took the dog home, fed him and began an unexpected relationship with Tamon whose presence brought a special connection for him to his fractured world.

#6-Regular Print

"Going Rogue", Janet Evanovich. In this thriller, spy story, Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter at Vinnie's Bail Bonds, realizes that her office manager Connie Rosolli, hasn't shown up for work. Her fears are confirmed when Connie's abductor calls and demands the exchange of a mysterious now lost coin, which was used as collateral for a recently murdered man who had left it for his bail. Finding the coin, finding the reasons behind Connie's kidnapping, this thriller is full of surprises, thrills and humor. It reveals a new side of Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter, and shows that the author, Evanovich, according to many reviews, is one of the most popular mystery writers alive today.

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