Hieroglyphics by Jill McCorkle (available on Hoopla) - Lil and Frank married young, and were launched into their courtship and marriage when they learned that they'd both lost a parent at a young age. But over time, that marriage grew and deepened and strengthened, with each harboring their secrets from one another, each still wishing for so much more understanding of the parents they'd lost. Now that they've left Boston and retired to North Carolina, Lil is determined to leave a history, and a story, behind for their children, but she's doing it in her own way, and in ways that Frank might not want others to see. Meanwhile, Frank is determined to find what he can of what his father left behind at a house on the outskirts of town, now being rented by a young single mother, Shelley. But his repeated visits to Shelley's house trigger her own fears, as well as memories that she'd rather leave buried. Because after all, not all parents are ones you want to remember.
How We Learned to Lie by Meredith Miller (available on Hoopla) - Sharp-edged and voice-driven, Meredith Miller's How We Learned to Lie is a raw and unflinching look at friendship, violence, and life in a town on the brink. Perfect for fans of Lynn Weingarten and Meg Medina.
This isn't a love story, but it is a story about love.
The Au Pair Nightmare (Movie available on Hoopla) - Looking to escape her past, Taylor applies to be the Au Pair for a well-to-do, small-town family. Invited into their world, Taylor starts to suspect her very private, new employers are hiding something, and her curiosity quickly puts her directly in their crosshairs. Now, she'll have to discover their darkest secret if she has any hope of making it out of her new home alive!
The Snakes by Sadie Jones (available on Hoopla) - The new novel by Sadie Jones tells the tense and violent story of the Adamsons, a dysfunctional English family, with exceptional wealth, whose darkest secrets come back to bite them. Set mostly in rural France during contemporary times, THE SNAKES is an all-consuming read and a devastating portrait of how money corrupts, and how chance can deal a deadly hand.
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