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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 1:00 am

New library books

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

 

“Death and Other Happy Endings” by Melanie Cantor

Regretting nothing except the relationships she has lost upon learning she has only three months to live, Jennifer writes cathartic letters to the most significant people in her life before she is confronted by unexpected surprises.

 

“The Saturday Night Ghost Club” by Craig Davidson

A group of misfit kids shares an unforgettable summer investigating ghost stories, conspiracy theories and urban legends in their 1980s Niagara Falls community, uncovering unexpected local secrets along the way.

 

“Famous People” by Justin Kuritzkes

A young pop star traces the story of his unlikely rise to fame and his struggles with his father's suicide, sharing philosophical, darkly whimsical observations about the clash between celebrity and the human condition.

 

“Fix Her Up” by Tessa Bailey

When his best friend's sister, Georgie, proposes a wild scheme – that they pretend to date to shock her family and help him land a new job –  former major league baseball player Travis Ford agrees and soon finds himself wanting to make their fake relationship real.

 

“King of the Mississippi” by Mike Freedman

In this biting literary satire, a cutthroat power war at a prestigious Houston consulting firm is spearheaded by an old-money jock who uses downsizing to control his clients and a dishonorable veteran who exploits the respect of others.