Mother of All Secrets by Kathleen M. Willett
Sleep deprived and overwhelmed, first-time mom Jenn is struggling to adapt to her new role. Frustrated with her preoccupied husband and still grieving the death of her own mother, she feels isolated and depressed. It’s only when she joins a new moms’ group that she starts to think she’s finally getting back on track. Until Isabel, the group’s leader, suddenly disappears.
Glacier’s Edge by R. A. Salvatore
There’s a lot that Jarlaxle doesn’t know: Is he the lone survivor of the raid on the slaad fortress? Can he find a way to get out? And beyond his immediate predicament, could he possibly escape the ice caverns and get help for his friends? However, what Jarlaxle does know is that if he plans to come back — if Catti-brie, Entreri, and Zaknafein are to have any hope of surviving — he’s going to have to bring back far more firepower. An army of aevendrow seems unlikely, so he must go home and pull together a team with great skill and unimaginable power.
Tracy Flick Can’t Win by Tom Perrotta
Energized by the prospect of her long-overdue promotion, Tracy throws herself into her work with renewed zeal, determined to prove her worth to the students, faculty, and school coard, while also managing her personal life — a 10-year-old daughter, a needy doctor boyfriend, and a burgeoning meditation practice. But nothing ever comes easily to Tracy Flick, no matter how diligent or qualified she happens to be.
Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield
Leah is changed. A marine biologist, she left for a routine expedition months earlier, only this time her submarine sank to the sea floor. When she finally surfaces and returns home, her wife Miri knows that something is wrong. Barely eating and lost in her thoughts, Leah rotates between rooms in their apartment, running the taps morning and night. Whatever happened in that vessel, whatever it was they were supposed to be studying before they were stranded, Leah has carried part of it with her, onto dry land and into their home.
The Importance of Not Being Ernest: My Life with the Uninvited Hemingway by Mark Kurlansky
By a series of coincidences, Mark Kurlansky’s life has always been intertwined with Ernest Hemingway’s legend. Travel the world with Mark Kurlansky and Ernest Hemingway in this personal memoir, where Kurlansky details his 10 years in Paris and his time as a journalist in Spain — both cities important to Hemingway’s adventurous life and prolific writing.
A Place in the World: Finding the Meaning of Home by Frances Mayes
In this poetic testament to the power of place in our lives, Mayes reflects on the idea of home, from the earliest imprint of four walls to the startling discoveries of feeling the strange ease of homes abroad, friends’ homes, and even momentary homes that spark desires for other lives. Her musings are all the more poignant after so many have spent their long pandemic months at home.
Nothing but the Night: Leopold & Loeb and the Truth Behind the Murder That Rocked 1920s America by Greg King
Nearly 100 years ago, two wealthy and privileged teenagers ― Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb ― were charged and convicted of a gruesome crime that would lead to the original “Trial of the Century.” Even in Jazz Age Chicago, the murder was uniquely shocking for the motive of the killers: well-to-do Jewish scions, full of promise, had killed 14-year-old Bobby Franks for the thrill of it. The trial was made even more sensational by the revelation of a love affair between the defendants.
The Power of Plus: Inside Fashion’s Size-Inclusivity Revolution by Gianluca Russo
Exclusivity runs within the foundation of fashion. While calls for diversity have intensified recently, long-held attitudes are only beginning to change. But through social media, plus-size people have been able to create supportive communities that show their confidence, strength, and beauty. Plus-size fashionistas have been writing their own narrative for the past three decades, creating a market all on their own that is now worth more than $21 billion.
Batter Royale by: Leisl Adams
When 17-year-old small-town waitress Rose impresses a famous food critic, she and her best friend, Fred, find themselves thrust into the tough world of competitive baking. The contest is an intense 10 days of bizarre challenges, and the competition is cutthroat. Some competitors are willing to lie, cheat, and sabotage their way to the top. Rose may be in over her head, but she is determined to show that she can become a top chef. Recommended for lovers of both culinary delights and graphic novels!
Ages: 13 and up
• Lima Public Library is open to the public six days a week. Hours for the Main Library in Lima are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Our Cairo, Elida and Spencerville branch libraries are open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Our Lafayette branch is open from 12 noon to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday.
• Curbside pickup is available at the Main Library from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Arrangements can be made by calling 567-712-5239, contacting the library through Facebook Messenger, or putting a hold on a book through the online catalog. 24 hour notice is required. Call us when you arrive (park near the main entrance) and your items will be brought to you.