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Recommended reads of fiction for adults.
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"Chappy", by Patricia Grace - Uprooted from his privileged European life and sent to New Zealand to sort himself out, twenty-one-year-old Daniel pieces together the history of his Maori family. As his relatives revisit their past, Daniel learns of a remarkable love story between his Maori grandmother Oriwia and his Japanese grandfather Chappy. The more Daniel hears about his deceased grandfather, the more intriguing - and elusive - Chappy becomes. 2016 Fiction

"Chappy", by Patricia Grace - Uprooted from his privileged European life and sent to New Zealand to sort himself out, twenty-one-year-old Daniel pieces together the history of his Maori family.

"The Marsh King's Daughter" by Karen Dionne - "I was born two years into my mother's captivity. She was three weeks shy of seventeen. If I had known then what I do now, things would have been very different. I wouldn't have adored my father." No one, not even her husband, knows the truth about Helena's past. But when her father escapes from maximum security prison, Helena suspects she's in danger. She also knows that no one can survive the wilderness better than her father - except his…

"The Marsh King's Daughter" by Karen Dionne - "I was born two years into my mother's captivity. She was three weeks shy of seventeen. If I had known then what I do now, things would have been very different. I wouldn't have adored my father." No one, not even her husband, knows the truth about Helena's past. But when her father escapes from maximum security prison, Helena suspects she's in danger. She also knows that no one can survive the wilderness better than her father - except his…

"The last place you look", by Kristen Lepionka - Roxane Weary is a PI whose life has taken a bit of a downward turn since her larger-than-life cop father died in the line of duty. Then she receives a seemingly impossible case: Sarah Cook, missing ever since the night of her parents’ murders, has allegedly been spotted locally. Sarah’s boyfriend Brad is on death row for the murders, but Brad’s sister hires Roxane to find Sarah in a last-ditch attempt to save her brother’s life.

"The last place you look", by Kristen Lepionka - Roxane Weary is a PI whose life has taken a bit of a downward turn since her larger-than-life cop father died in the line of duty. Then she receives a seemingly impossible case: Sarah Cook, missing ever since the night of her parents’ murders, has allegedly been spotted locally. Sarah’s boyfriend Brad is on death row for the murders, but Brad’s sister hires Roxane to find Sarah in a last-ditch attempt to save her brother’s life.

"The Sweetness at the bottom of the pie", by Alan Bradley - It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. And so it begins.

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery by [Bradley, Alan]

"Little fires everywhere", by Celeste Ng - No one embodies the rule-abiding spirit of the Shaker Heights suburb like Elena. Her beliefs are challenged when single mother Mia arrives with a teenage daughter, a mysterious past, and a disregard for the community’s rules. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena becomes determined to uncover her neighbor’s secrets. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs to both her family and Mia’s.

Spanning fiction and non-fiction, and boasting authors like Celeste Ng, Fiona Barton and Kevin Kawn, you'll be reading these page-turners right through Labor Day.

"Tell tale", by Jeffrey Archer - Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to find out Who Killed the Mayor? and the pretentious schoolboy in A Road to Damascus, whose discovery of the origins of his father's wealth changes his life in the most profound way.

"Tell tale", by Jeffrey Archer - Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to find out Who Killed the Mayor? and the pretentious schoolboy in A Road to Damascus, whose discovery of the origins of his father's wealth changes his life in the most profound way.

"See you in September", by Charity Norman - when Cassy waved goodbye to her parents, they never dreamed that it would be years before they'd see her again. Having broken up with her boyfriend, Cassy accepts an invitation to stay in an idyllic farming collective. Overcome by the peace and beauty of the valley and swept up in the charisma of Justin, the community's leader, Cassy becomes convinced that she has to stay.

"See you in September", by Charity Norman - when Cassy waved goodbye to her parents, they never dreamed that it would be years before they'd see her again. Having broken up with her boyfriend, Cassy accepts an invitation to stay in an idyllic farming collective. Overcome by the peace and beauty of the valley and swept up in the charisma of Justin, the community's leader, Cassy becomes convinced that she has to stay.

"I let you go", by Clare Mackintosh - A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn't have prevented it. Could she? In a split second, Jenna Gray's world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever.

"I let you go", by Clare Mackintosh - A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn't have prevented it. Could she? In a split second, Jenna Gray's world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever.

A gentleman in Moscow / Amor Towles - Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal. He is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

This is a beguiling portrait of a Russian count who lives large while under permanent house arrest in a Moscow hotel.

"I found you", by Lisa Jewell - East Yorkshire: Single mum Alice Lake finds a man on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, no idea what he is doing there. Against her better judgement she invites him in to her home. Surrey: Twenty-one-year-old Lily Monrose has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one.

I Found You by Lisa Jewell Love Jewell's books as they herald the start of the summer holidays. She never disappoints. My rating -

"Shelter", by Jung Yun - Kyung Cho is the child of Korean parents, married to the daughter of an Irish-American cop. His parents live in the town's most exclusive neighbourhood. When an act of violence leaves his parents unable to live on their own, Kyung takes his parents in. Tensions quickly mount.

"Shelter", by Jung Yun - Kyung Cho is the child of Korean parents, married to the daughter of an Irish-American cop. His parents live in the town's most exclusive neighbourhood. When an act of violence leaves his parents unable to live on their own, Kyung takes his parents in. Tensions quickly mount.

"My name is Lucy Barton : a novel", by Elizabeth Strout - Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from an operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn't spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy's life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters.

"My name is Lucy Barton : a novel", by Elizabeth Strout - Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from an operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn't spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy's life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters.

"Beartown", by Fredrik Backman - Winning a junior ice hockey championship might not mean a lot, but it means everything to the residents of Beartown, a community slowly being eaten alive by unemployment  A victory like this would bring investors  to the ailing town. But one night at a drunken celebration following a key win, something happens and the next day everything seems to have changed. Accusations are made and, as they spread through all of Beartown, no resident is left unaffected.

“You’ll love this engrossing novel.” —People “Backman is a masterful writer, his characters familiar yet distinct, flawed yet heroic.

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