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A new historical fiction title

A dual narrative featuring Tess Abbott, an American Army nurse and FlorDalisay, a Filipina university student, this is a story of the “Angels ofBataan”. In 1941, there were 77 U.S. Navy and Army nurses stationed in thePhilippines. Many of these women wanted more from life than their rural farmupbringing offered, so they went to nursing…

Pride Month: History & Culture

In June 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. This led to six days of protests and violence, as members of the LGBTQ+ community fought for their lives and their rights. It served as one of the catalysts for the gay rights movement in the United States and in other countries. Until 1966,…

New Books Tuesday @ RRPL

Here we have some new exciting releases for you to take a look at this week! Elsewhere by Alexis Schaitkin – Conjures a community in which girls become wives, wives become mothers and some of them, quite simply, disappear. The Angel of Rome: And Other Stories by Jess Walter – This humorous, heartfelt and redemptive…

A Good Book for Book Club

In 1927, Mary Engle is a bit naïve for her 19 years, likely due to being raised in an orphanage. When she graduates from a secretarial course, she is thrilled to be offered a job at the Nettleton State Village for Feebleminded Women of Childbearing Age in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Mary is impressed by the institute’s…

Cozy up with a new book

Helen Maitland marries beneath her class by marrying Joshua Wilcox. Joshua is not accepted as Helen’s equal despite being a successful tradesman. He wants to start a trans-Manhattan elevated railway which requires lots of capital. To obtain additional funding Joshua puts up the family’s home as collateral. When Joshua loses the house to speculator Felix…

Pride Month: Memoir Spotlight

Memoirs pull back the curtain on a person’s life, providing a look into certain experiences that shaped the person they’ve become. They help readers find solace, knowing that someone has similar experiences, interests, or circumstances. Even if you can’t exactly relate to a person being a television star, or growing up with 19 siblings, or…

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