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“The Spare Man” by Mary Robinette Kowal

Tesla Crane is an engineering genius and famous heiress who is traveling with her new spouse and service dog Gimlet on a luxury cruise spaceship headed to Mars.  She is reveling in her anonymity when a body turns up and her husband is taken into custody as suspect #1.  Tesla is willing to do whatever […]

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“Pearl” by Ti West

“In 1918, a young woman on the brink of madness pursues stardom in a desperate attempt to escape the drudgery, isolation and lovelessness of life on her parents’ farm.” Happy women’s history month! I am such a sucker for any movie or media where a woman let’s her rage get the better of her and […]

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Smitten Kitchen Keepers by Deb Perelman

Deb Perelman is the author of two best-selling cookbooks; one of the Internet’s most successful food bloggers; the creator of a homegrown brand with more than a million Instagram followers; and the self-taught cook with the tiny kitchen who obsessively tests her recipes to make sure that no bowls are wasted and that the results […]

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Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands

Known for her humorous comic strips Hark! A Vagrant! and children’s books likes The Princess and the Pony, Kate Beaton has released her first full length graphic memoir. Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands follows Beaton’s time working in the Canadian oil sands after graduating college. Like many East Coast Canadians, she heads out […]

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Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman

“A restless young journalist with big dreams interviews a Hollywood heartthrob–and, ten years later, it’s clear that their time together meant more than meets the eye in this sexy, engrossing adult debut novel.” Did I pick this book up because of the fun cover? 100% yes. Did I end up really enjoying it? Also yes! […]

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Lessons in Chemistry

“Set in 1960s California, this blockbuster debut is the hilarious, idiosyncratic and uplifting story of a female scientist whose career is constantly derailed by the idea that a woman’s place is in the home, only to find herself starring as the host of America’s most beloved TV cooking show.” Elizabeth Zott is first and foremost […]

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“Spencer is a 2021 historical psychological drama film directed by Pablo Larraín from a screenplay by Steven Knight. The The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. There’s eating and […]

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Sophie Go’s Lonely Hearts Club by Roselle Lim

Sophie Go is finally out of her parents’ home and ready to start her career as a professional matchmaker. However, she faces one major problem, despite her natural matchmaking skill and ability, she did not quite graduate from matchmaking school. She forges ahead, moving into a swanky apartment complex in Toronto and begins networking and […]

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2022 releases your HPL staff loved!

Just because you missed them last year doesn’t mean we don’t still recommend them-check out this list of 2022 releases that staff loved! Click on the cover image to be brought to our catalog where you can request these titles. Delilah Green swore she would never go back to Bright Falls—nothing is there for her […]