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Recommended by Deb, a reference librarian in the Adult Department of the Canton Public Library.

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The Memory Keepers Daughter

by Kim Edwards
1359102.jpg Kim Edward's debut novel, The Memory Keeper's Daughter, begins with a husband's fateful decision that changes the lives of two families forever. Dr. David Henry's pregnant wife goes into labor on a snowy night in Lexington in 1964. A perfectly healthy son is born first; then a daughter with Downs Syndrome is delivered. Without the mother's knowledge, he gives his daughter to the nurse to take to an institution. What happens next over the course of 25 years will keep readers riveted.

Marley & Me

by John Grogan
1363489.jpg Newly married and living in West Palm Beach, Florida, John Grogan and his wife decide that owning a puppy will prepare them for future parenthood. Marley, an adorable 97 lb. Labrador retriever, becomes so incorrigible that hes kicked out of obedience school. Marleys life with the Grogan family is a wonderful journey that will make you laugh out loud and cry. A must-read for anyone, whether you own a dog or not.

The Ruins

by Scott Smith
1388723.jpg Creepy-good and unputdownable, this compelling thriller by the author who wrote the bestselling novel, A Simple Plan, is about 4 young Americans enjoying a laid-back vacation in Mexico. They meet a fellow tourist whose brother is missing. Packed with only a few bottles of water and snacks, they impulsively embark on a rescue mission into the jungle only to discover they face a terrifying menace and predicament.

I Feel Bad About My Neck

by Nora Ephron
1393463.jpg This candid collection of 15 essays on aging is full of wit and wisdom for the baby-boomer generation. Nora Ephron chronicles her life as an obsessed cook, passionate city dweller and hapless parent. She shares her ups and downs dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests and life itself. She ponders and pokes fun at our obsession with youth and beauty starting with one of our most revealing features, our necks.

A Death in Belmont

by Sebastian Junger
1384591.jpg An elderly woman was strangled to death in her home in Belmont, a quiet suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. It was March 1963 and the Boston Strangler was on a killing spree. A man who had been doing odd jobs in the neighborhood at the time of the murder later confessed to the crime. He was also building an art studio at the Junger family home. The author recounts in fascinating detail his personal connection to the serial killer.