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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin gets to work with a trio of long-lost sisters in Mariah Stewart’s The Last Chance Matinee.

Title: The Last Chance Matinee (Hudson Sisters #1)

Author: Mariah Stewart

Pages: 277

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 978-1501165351

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin packs her back and heads to author Mary McCoy’s Camp So-and-So.

Title: Camp So-and-So

Author: Mary McCoy

Pages: 301

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group

ISBN: 978-1512415971

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin tries to escape the deadly creepy-crawlies of Ezekiel Boone’s Skitter.

Title: Skitter (The Hatching #2)

Author: Ezekiel Boone

Pages: 282

Publisher: Emily Bestler Books

ISBN: 978-1501125072

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin takes her coffee to go with another Java Jive mystery, Brew or Die by Caroline Fardig.

Title: Brew or Die (Java Jive #4)

Author: Caroline Fardig

Pages: 283

Publisher: Alibi

AISN: B01I85PPSK

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin explores the troubled, tragic, and wildly entertaining life of Carrie Fisher with the audio edition of Wishful Drinking.

Title: Wishful Drinking

Author: Carrie Fisher

Runtime: 3 hours, 8 minutes

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

AISN: B001NQ6HKW

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin gets trapped in a blizzard with Auralee Wallace’s Snowed In with Murder

Title: Snowed In with Murder (Otter Lake Mysteries #3)

Author: Auralee Wallace

Pages: 322

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

ISBN: 978-1250077790

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin sets out on a casino caper with a new mom in Double Up by Gretchen Archer.

Title: Double Up (Davis Way #6)

Author: Gretchen Archer

Pages: 196

Publisher: Henery Press

ISBN: 978-1635111842

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin takes the bus to sixth grade with Steven B. Frank’s Armstrong & Charlie.

Title: Armstrong & Charlie

Author: Steven B. Frank

Pages: 295

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 978-0544826083

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin makes a drama-filled stop at a lake-front inn with Christine Nolfi’s Sweet Lake.

Title: Sweet Lake

Author: Christine Nolfi

Pages: 340

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1503942516

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin listens in on the adventures of a late Hollywood legend with Make ‘Em Laugh by Debbie Reynolds and Dorian Hannaway.

Title: Make ‘Em Laugh: Short-Term Memories of Longtime Friends

Author: Debbie Reynolds and Dorian Hannaway

Runtime: 5 hours, 51 minutes

Publisher: HarperAudio

AISN: B014I5G07E

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin follows a single guy on an ill-advised quest in Girl 99 by Andy Jones.

Title: Girl 99

Author: Andy Jones

Pages: 309

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1503942295

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes back to school with the kids in the Upside-Down Magic class in Sticks & Stones by Emily Jenkins, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Myracle.

Title: Sticks & Stones (Upside-Down Magic #2)

Author: Emily Jenkins, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Myracle

Runtime: 3 hours, 9 minutes

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

AISN: B01FI73XPI

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin explores the challenges of young love with the four characters in Julie Pennell’s The Young Wives Club.

Title: The Young Wives Club

Author: Julie Pennell

Pages: 296

Publisher: Emily Bestler Books

ISBN: 978-1501136467

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin hunts for clues with a clever boy and his trusty robot in A. J. Low’s Sherlock Sam and the Sinister Letters in Bras Basah.

Title: Sherlock Sam and the Sinister Letters in Bras Basah

Author: A. J. Low

Pages: 126

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 978-1449479756

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin battles more bad guys with shadowy hero Evan Smoak in Gregg Hurwitz’s The Nowhere Man.

Title: The Nowhere Man (Orphan X #2)

Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Pages: 342

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 978-1250067852

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin travels to the world of the Snow Queen with the audio edition of Sarah Mlynowski’s Cold as Ice.

Title: Cold as Ice (Whatever After #6)

Author: Sarah Mlynowski

Runtime: 3 hours, 16 minutes

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

AISN: B00PYLT7VS

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes in search of a missing girl with Chelsea Sedoti’s The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett.

Title: The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

Author: Chelsea Sedoti

Pages: 383

Publisher: Sourcebooks

ISBN: 978-1492636083

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I would argue that the most successful novel of the First World War is not A Farewell to Arms, or even All Quiet on the Western Front, but rather one that's rarely classified so: The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Like several other British veterans of the trenches — CS Lewis and David Lindsay come to mind — Tolkien chose to explore the inhuman horrors of the Great War through the allegory of mythology. In fiction, poetry, or memoir, he never explicitly addressed his time on the Somme.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin journeys into the desert with a couple of haunted heroes in Derek B. Miller’s The Girl in Green.

Title: The Girl in Green

Author: Derek B. Miller

Pages: 336

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 978-0544706255

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin follows a highly-publicized marriage between two feuding strangers in Nick Spalding’s Mad Love.

Title: Ma Love

Author: Nick Spalding

Pages: 301

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1503941113

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin sets said with a scaredy-pirate in Annabeth Bondor-Stone’s Shivers!: The Pirate Who’s Afraid of Everything.

Title: Shivers!: The Pirate Who’s Afraid of Everything

Author: Annabeth Bondor-Stone

Runtime: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Publisher: HarperAudio

AISN: B00S6QOCNQ

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes back to school with a cop and her K-9 in Diane Kelly’s Above the Paw.

Title: Above the Paw (Paw Enforcement #5)

Author: Diane Kelly

Pages: 370

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

AISN: 978-1250094841

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin finds art and love in Italy with Katherine Reay’s A Portrait of Emily Price.

Title: A Portrait of Emily Price

Author: Katherine Reay

Pages: 335

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

AISN: 978-0718077914

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin climbs Rapunzel’s tower with two lovable young heroes in Sarah Mlynowski’s Bad Hair Day.

Title: Bad Hair Day (Whatever After #5)

Author: Sarah Mlynowski

Runtime: 3 hours, 21 minutes

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

AISN: B00PYM2K2U

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin takes to the ice for author Toni Aleo’s A Very Merry Hockey Holiday

Title: A Very Merry Hockey Holiday

Author: Toni Aleo

Runtime: 3 hours, 16 minutes

Publisher: Tantor Audio

AISN: B00REO6PYA

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin travels to Kringle Town for a hard-boiled holiday whodunit, Ken Harmon’s The Fat Man.

Title: The Fat Man

Author: Ken Harmon

Runtime: 5 hours, 29 minutes

Publisher: Tantor Audio

AISN: B004995EGS

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Odysseus was the man of many minds and many ways, according to his Homeric epithets. And among the many minds of Odysseus, there's room for a space queen.

Odyssia is warlike, merciless, "witchjack and wanderer," "starminded," '"wolfclever," "lightspeed," a "wolfwitch." Written by Matt Fraction and illustrated by Christian Ward, ODY-C is a beautifully colored space Odyssey, both graphic and novel, which makes Homer new.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin dines with the girls in Judith Keim’s Fat Fridays.

Title: Fat Fridays

Author: Judith Keim

Pages: 310

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1503940666

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin looks for laughs in Jennifer Worick’s blog-turned-audiobook, Things I Want to Punch in the Face.

Title: Things I Want to Punch in the Face

Author: Jennifer Worick

Runtime: 2 hours, 53 minutes

Publisher: Blackstone Audio

AISN: B00A0WG0NE

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