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Seinfeldia by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

“Yada, yada, yada.” “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.” “No soup for you!”

Whether you faithfully watched Seinfeld back in the ‘90s, have caught it on reruns, or have never seen a single episode, chances are you know a few of its catchphrases anyway. Seinfeldwas such a dominant hit, advertising on its 1998 finale cost more than Super Bowl spots that year. The overall success of the show gave NBC the money to diversify, invest in new technologies, and secure long-term rights to the Olympics just before the Internet and on-deman...

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Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf

Jack Quinlan has secrets. Lots of secrets. Upon returning to his hometown after a close relative suffers a serious accident, the reality Jack has created and shared with his wife, Sarah, for years quickly begins to unravel. What really happened to Jack’s parents all those years ago? Just how much is Jack hiding? Sarah Quinlan must find out. But will she be able to fill in all the missing pieces before it’s too late? Sarah enlists the help of locals to get to the bottom of Jack’s dark secrets, which all seem to lead to the cellar in Jack’s childhood home.

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The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

This debut thriller by Mary Kubica has been proclaimed as the next Gone Girl.  While I don’t think it was quite that caliber, it did make for a good read on my weekend getaway.   I recommend the audiobook, which is available for download from the library overdrive site. 

Mia is a young  teacher  who is kidnapped by her supposed one-night-stand, Colin. Eve, her mother, is beside herself with worry while grappling with her daughter's disappearance. Gabe is the investigator assigned to Mia's case.  Mia’s story is told from the points of vie...

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All the President's Gardens: Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses - How the White House Grounds have Grown with American by Marta McDowell

Gardening season is in full swing and this charming book will appeal both to gardeners and to historians.

Beginning in the 1790s with George and Martha Washington and continuing through the 1990s and beyond, McDowell makes her historical canvas come alive through the paintbrush of flowers, plants, trees and shrubs.  Her ability to make what might have become a dull recitation of botanical facts fascinating lies not only in masterful writing but in her deep understanding of the human and family lives of the Presidents and how they influenced and developed the White House grounds....

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The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

This book starts with Tanya Dubois discovering her husband dead at the bottom of the stairs.  He fell while she was in the shower.  She knows the police will be suspicious and she doesn’t want them to look too closely at her past, so she packs a couple of suitcases and goes on the run.  She turns into Amelia and makes her way to Austin.  There she meets Blue, who convinces her to swap identities.  They go their separate ways.  It turns out Blue’s identity is a little more complicated than she let on, so she ends up on the run again.  She is rea...

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Today is National Hamburger Day.

Do you love burgers? Really, really love burgers? Then meet Benny. Burgers are all he eats. "If you don't watch out, you'll turn into a burger one day," warns his mom.

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World Turtle Day

Have you ever wondered about turtles? How many kinds are there? Why do turtles have shells? What do they eat? How long can turtles live?

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Full Moon

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on the moon?

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Grandma’s House by Alice Melvin

Exploring this book and all of the wonderful details will evoke many treasured memories if you have ever spent time or spend time at a beloved Grandma’s house. The cutout pages from one room to another and the fold out flaps take you on a detail filled journey to find Grandma. Children and adults will enjoy looking at the pages filled with every little thing one might expect to find in grandma’s house. The journey ends with the granddaughter finding grandma in the garden waiting for her with a birthday tea party.Reviewed by Michelle Zimostrad, Hoyt LibraryRecommended for ages 4-...

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