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One Kick by Chelsea Cain

onekickOne Kick is the thrilling new series from New York Times bestselling author Chelsea Cain. Cain known for her Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thrillers introduces Kick (Katherine, Kit, Lannigan) and John Bishop. Famously kidnapped at age six, Kick captured American’s hearts when she was rescued five years later. Now twenty-one, she finds herself unexpectedly entangled in missing-children cases. Trained as a marksman, lock picker, escape artist and bomb maker by her abductors, Kick has a skill set few have. She found it almost impossible to go back to the life she once had. She has trained herself to be safe–but realizes she can’t run from her past.
When two local children go missing she feels compelled to help, especially after she is approached by enigmatic former weapons dealer John Bishop. Bishop is convinced that Kick holds the key and he is willing to go to any lengthen to find the lost children.

Fast, gruesomely enticing One Kick will keep you up nights and turning pages.

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Pictured in the Stacks…

Did you know that we have a jigsaw puzzle in the Quiet Reading Room?  Enjoy a few minutes of quiet while searching for a piece during your next visit to WNPL.



Rebecca Makkai visits August 26 @7pm

rebeccamakkaiRebecca Makkai is having a really good summer. Her newest book, Hundred Year House, has garnered GREAT reviews and is flying off our shelves. We couldn’t be more pleased for her and we are delighted that she is visiting our library. She was kind enough last winter to teach a writing workshop for us–and on Tuesday, August 26 at 7pm she will discuss her novel with us.
The author’s second and very clever story stars an estate with an intricate history. Going back and forth in time we meet fascinating characters that have all resided within.

Rebecca Makkai will be at the Warren-Newport Public Library Tuesday, August 26 at 7pm.

Her books will be available for purchase through Lake Forest bookstore.

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Let’s Talk Books!

Let Debbie tell you all about some great summer reads: This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie.

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In Memoriam… Lauren Bacall

lauren bacallA screen and stage legend from Hollywood’s golden age passed away on Tuesday at the age of 89.  Lauren Bacall was perhaps best known for her work with Humphrey Bogart – her on and off-screen love.  They starred together in Key Largo (1948), The Big Sleep (1946) and To Have and Have Not (1944).

She also had hits in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) with Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable, Designing Woman (1957) with Gregory Peck, the all-star Murder on the Orient Express (1974) and, later in her career, Dogville (2003).  In addition to these and more of Bacall’s movies, WNPL carries both of her biographies Now (1994) and By Myself and Then Some (2005).

Click on the links above or stop into your library to learn more about this amazing woman’s life.