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Book Review | Hidden Pieces by Mary Keliikoa

From the publisher: Sheriff Jax Turner is staring down the barrel of his broken past. On the brink of ending it all, he feels like a failure following his daughter’s tragic passing and his subsequent divorce. But when a schoolgirl vanishes and her backpack is found in a sex offender’s backseat, the weary lawman drags himself into action and vows to nail one last sociopath. Can the jaded sheriff take down the culprit in time to bring the young girl home alive?

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Book Review | Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

From the publisher: Cassandra Khaw’s Nothing But Blackened Teeth is a gorgeously creepy haunted house tale, steeped in Japanese folklore and full of devastating twists.

A Heian-era mansion stands abandoned, its foundations resting on the bones of a bride and its walls packed with the remains of the girls sacrificed to keep her company. It’s the perfect wedding venue for a group of thrill-seeking friends.

But a night of food, drinks, and games quickly spirals into a nightmare. For lurking in the shadows is the ghost bride with a black smile and a hungry heart. And she gets lonely down there in the dirt.

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Lily’s Book Recommendations for Autumn

Fall is descending on us, and even now the earliest leaves are starting to go. In fall, I like books full of introspection—books that I could read by the fire just as well as on the porch, depending on the weather. While very different from each other, in each of these books you’ll find great emotional depth and authors unafraid to ask the questions that make us who we are. 

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Staff Contest — Dip Day!

Five library staff members showcased their culinary talents for our very first Dip Day contest this September. Entries ran the gamut of tastes, from pickle chip dip to a sweet apple dip, and were thoroughly taste-tested by staff. The winning creation, as voted on by her peers, was by Carolyn Pierson, technical services clerk. Past competitions have included a chocolate bake-off and chili cook-off. Enjoy the dip recipes, just in time for fall tailgating!

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