Christy’s Recommendations

Dead Connection

Dead connectionBy Burke, Alafair
This is the first book in the Ellie Hatcher series which, to date, includes five titles. New York City rookie detective Ellie Hatcher has been asked to work on a homicide case involving the murder of two women who were both using FirstDate, an online dating website. The company’s founder refuses to divulge the names of anonymous male dates, however, and someone is blocking the detectives’ request for a subpoena.... Read more
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Fourth of July Creek: A Novel

Fourth of July Creek : a novelBy Henderson, Smith (Joshua Smith)
Set in Montana in the 1980s, this book’s main character, Pete Snow, is a social worker who is accustomed to dealing with dysfunctional families whose problems include drug addiction, alcoholism, child abuse, and more. One of his cases involves a 15-year-old boy whose mother, a drug addict, is no longer in control of him.... Read more
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The Husbands and Wives Club: A Year in the Life of a Couples Therapy Group

The husbands and wives club : [sound recording] a year in the life of a couples therapy groupBy Abraham, Laurie
Journalist Laurie Abraham spent more than a year attending group couples therapy sessions in Philadelphia as an observer. The group’s five couples met therapist Judith Coché once a month for one or two days at a time. The issues bedeviling these husbands and wives are typical: money, power struggles, sex, childhood trauma carried into adulthood, and ineffective communication, for example.... Read more
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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry [sound recording]By Joyce, Rachel
Recently retired brewery salesman Harold Fry receives a letter one day from former co-worker Queenie Hennessy. He hasn’t seen Queenie in 20 years, and her letter explains that she is in hospice with an inoperable tumor, and she has written to say farewell. Harold composes a brief reply, walks to the mailbox to post it, but keeps walking instead. His idea is that Queenie will stay alive until he can get to her in person.... Read more
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