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Have You Heard About... The Martian

… the debut novel that’s part science fiction, part survival thriller, and 100% amazing? In Andy Weir’s novel, The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney is stranded on Mars after his crew mistakenly believes him to be dead.

Have You Heard About... Mrs. Poe

… the love affair between Frances Osgood, a struggling female poet, and the mysterious, brooding Edgar Allen Poe? Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen may be a work of historical fiction, but the love affair and other period details make for an astoundingly realistic novel.

Have You Heard About... Man Made Boy

… the son of Frankenstein’s monster and the Bride? Jon Skovron tells his story in Man Made Boy — a teenager who feels even more alienated and out of place than most. Boy grew up in a small haven for monsters, surrounded by creatures of mythology, many of whom looked down on his family for being science-based instead of magical.

Have You Heard About... Anything That Loves

… the Kinsey scale of sexuality? It charts orientation from 0 (exclusively heterosexual) to 6 (exclusively homosexual).

Have You Heard About... The Bone Collector

… the brilliant quadriplegic forensic investigator, Lincoln Rhyme? Rhyme makes his first appearance* in Jeffrey Deaver’s The Bone Collector when a savage serial killer starts harvesting the bones of his victims in increasingly gruesome ways. Also joining the search is Amelia Sachs, a police detective who suddenly becomes Rhyme’s unofficial and unwilling partner.

Have You Heard About... Sugar and Spice

… the mousy librarian who ended up with the hunky undercover FBI agent?  In this 1987 large-print reissue of Sugar and Spice by Debbie Macomber, plain-looking Jayne Gilbert is determined to go to her high school reunion with a good-looking guy. Being a librarian, she checks out a book called How to Pick up a Man.

Have You Heard About... Snowblind

… the ice demons who travel through snowstorms?  Snowblind by Christopher Golden tells the story of a New England blizzard that hit twelve years ago, when eighteen people in a single town died or disappeared mysteriously. Families were torn apart, marriages were broken, and people all across town watched their loved ones die before their eyes.

Have You Heard About... Parasite

… the revolutionary Intestinal Bodyguard[TM]? With just one pill every two years, and occasional adjustments by your physician, all of your medical needs are managed for you. From allergies to diabetes to hypertension, your Intestinal Bodyguard[TM] takes care of everything. Would you take that one pill, to save yourself from daily pills or injections? What if I told you that the Intestinal Bodyguard[TM] is a genetically modified tapeworm?

Have You Heard About... Wedding Ring

… families, memories, misunderstanding and the power of communication? Wedding Ring by Emilie Richards is a book on mother/daughter relations. The title deals with the many quilts that Helen has made over her lifetime, but that is not the main focus of the story line – four generations of women, Helen, Nancy, Tessa and Tessa’s dead little girl, Kayley.

Have You Heard About... The 5th Wave

… the new YA dystopian novel that’s received rave reviews from readers and critics alike? Meet The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, part one of a projected alien invasion dystopian trilogy.

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