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Posts by Andrea L
Andrea Lynn (Lee Road) likes to read English and American classics, literary fiction, women’s fiction, and Golden Age detective novels, with occasional forays into sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, and romance. Her favorite authors include Margaret Atwood, Anna Quindlen, and Connie Willis. Andrea is a Life Member of the Jane Austen Society of North America.
Queen of the Cicadas

Queen of the Cicadas

This week the Matchmakers team welcomes our guest blogger, Youth Associate E Hogan! Queen of the Cicadas  a novel by V. Castro, builds a layered, atmospheric story that explores the meaning of blood justice and fate with contemporary themes and strong mythic imagery....

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Horror and Hope in My Heart is a Chainsaw

Horror and Hope in My Heart is a Chainsaw

It's October, and the Matchmakers welcome our guest blogger, Noble librarian Hillary Brown! Spooky season: It’s the most wonderful time of the year for horror fans! Whether it’s binging a murder show, catching the latest chapter in a slasher movie franchise, or...

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Two Debut Novels

Two Debut Novels

Are you looking for a voice that's new on the scene? Here are two debut novels for you to try! They're fresh, funny, and thought-provoking. Both take place in the present day. Agatha of Little Neon, by Claire Luchette, is a novel about a group of four Sisters (not...

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Contemporary Romance Times Three

Contemporary Romance Times Three

I love a fresh and frothy romance in hot summer weather... here are three contemporary romance novels, all leading to a special Happily Ever After! The science one is The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren. The worlds of dating apps and DNA testing collide in this...

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Blast To the Past (in Fiction): the 1970s

Blast To the Past (in Fiction): the 1970s

It's the mid-1970s in Baltimore, and Mary Jane, age 14, brings her groovy babysitting skills to her first summer nanny job taking care of five-year-old Izzy. And jeepers, does the Cone family ever need her help. Mary Jane's own mother has imparted all of her cooking...

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Gideon the Ninth

Gideon the Ninth

This week the Matchmakers team welcomes guest blogger Maggie Lawrence, Youth Services Associate at our Noble Branch! Maggie writes: Gideon the Ninth is one of the funnest, freakiest sci-fi/fantasy novels I’ve ever read. I am prone to hyperbole, but I promise that in...

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Matchmakers Midsummer Book List

Matchmakers Midsummer Book List

On June 21st, the Matchmakers hosted our first-ever Outdoor Book Talk event! Each member of our team prepared to share three books we enjoyed and gave a short "sales pitch" for each book. If you didn't make it to the program, no worries... we've got the list for you...

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The Matchmakers Celebrate Pride Month

The Matchmakers Celebrate Pride Month

June is Pride Month, and the Matchmakers team celebrates with a special reading list featuring recent LGBTQIA+ titles: The Secret to Superhuman Strength            by Alison Bechdel Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur A Beautiful Crime by Christopher Bollen...

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The Nao of Brown by Glyn Dillon

The Nao of Brown by Glyn Dillon

Welcome to our post by guest blogger Kate Atherton! The mysterious cover art, depicting the protagonist Nao with a washing machine head and the end and title papers with Zen brush stroke circles feel calming in their repetitive circle motif, alluring and mysterious....

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Take a Walk With Lillian Boxfish

Take a Walk With Lillian Boxfish

Do you want to read more about New York City in the hectic, glittering era of Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley? Then you can't do better than Kathleen Rooney's debut novel, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk. The story is narrated by Lillian Boxfish, age 85 (depending on...

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