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alyceAlyce, Library Assistant: recommends The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson. David is funny and quirky and has always felt different from other people – but he also has a huge secret that only his two best friends know. Ever since he can remember, he has felt like a girl trapped in the body of a boy.

donnaDonna, Library Assistant: recommends Behind Closed Doors by Elizabeth Haynes. Ten years ago, fourteen-year-old Scarlett Rainsford vanished without a trace during a family holiday to Greece. Not being able to find Scarlett was one of the biggest regrets of DCI Louisa Smith’s career and when Scarlett is discovered back in her home town after all this time, Lou is determined to find out what happened to her and why she remained hidden for so long. Was she abducted or did she run away? As Lou and her team delve deeper into Scarlett’s past, their investigation throws up more questions than it answers. But as they edge closer to the truth about what really went on behind closed doors, it is more sinister and disturbing than they had ever imagined

ewaEwa, Outreach Officer: recommends One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez  In the book which put South America on the literary map, Marquez tells the haunting story of a community in which the political, the personal and the spiritual worlds intertwine.

jenniJenni, Library Assistant: recommends Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett. It was a sudden strange fancy, and now Polly Perks, in her brother’s clothes and her hair cut off, has joined up to fight for her country, just like the song says. But who is the enemy? What is she really fighting for? War teaches you a lot, she finds, when it turns out that you joined the Monstrous Regiment

teresaTeresa, Library Assistant: recommends The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Meet Don Tillman. Don is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. One thing he already knows, though, is that it’s not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not…

leonLeon, Outreach Lead: recommends This Changes Everything: capitalism vs. the climate by Naomi Klein . With strong first-hand reporting and an original, provocative thesis, Naomi Klein returns with this book on how the climate crisis must spur transformational political change.

colinColin, Central Events Officer: recommends Light Years by James Salter. Nedra and Viri are a married couple whose favoured life is centred around dinners, ingenious games with their children, enviable friends and near-perfect days passed skating on a frozen river or sunning on the beach. But fine cracks are beginning to spread through the shimmering surface of their life.

kellyKelly, Community Libraries Manager: recommends We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. Who is to blame for teenage atrocity? Narrator Eva Khatchadourian’s son, Kevin, murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and the much-loved teacher who tried to befriend him. This novel is an examination of the effect tragedy has on a town, a marriage and a family.

dawnDawn, Information Officer recommends The Bees by Laline Paull. Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, only fit to clean her orchard hive. Living to accept, obey, and serve, she is prepared to sacrifice everything for her beloved holy mother, the Queen. But Flora is not like other bees…and when Flora breaks the most sacred law of all her instinct to serve is overshadowed by an even deeper desire, a fierce love that will lead to the unthinkable….

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