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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, September 05, 2018 1:00 am

New library books

The following works of fiction are new at the Woodburn branch of the Allen County Public Library.

 

“The Locksmith's Daughter” by Karen Brooks

Mallory Bright, who is as good at cracking locks as her father, is drawn into the dangerous world of Queen Elizabeth's spymaster and begins to have second thoughts when she sees the brutal side of espionage.

 

“Ohio” by Stephen Markley

On one feverish, fateful summer night in 2013, four former classmates converge on the Rust Belt town they grew up in – a region ravaged by the Great Recession, the opioid crisis, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – each of them with a mission, all of them haunted by regrets, secrets, losses and love.

 

“Chariot on the Mountain” by Jack Ford

A story based on true events re-creates a female slave's struggle for freedom in the decades before the Civil War as she is freed by her owner, kidnapped by slave catchers and returned to Virginia, and brings criminal charges against her kidnappers.

 

“Not Her Daughter” by Rea Frey

In a story that raises the question of what it means to be a mother and how far someone will go to keep a child safe, a successful entrepreneur kidnaps a 5-year-old girl in an attempt to rescue her from her damaging mother.

 

“The Line That Held Us” by David Joy

A deer hunter and his friend cover up the accidental shooting death of a man from a notoriously violent family, who discover the crime and retaliate in nightmarish ways.