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Cat out of hellBy Truss, Lynne

Author Truss (Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation) brings us an alarming, hilarious book ripe for re-reading (you won’t believe what you are reading the first time around!) The narrator is Alec Charlesworth, a Cambridge periodicals librarian, who has just lost his dear wife, Mary. He receives some strange computer files from a colleague with whom Mary was working on a project. Alec and his dog (Watson) become amateur detectives, trying to unravel the curious goings-on of a talking cat named Roger, his cat-mentor The Captain, and their nefarious Cat Master, who seem to be the cause of a string of deaths among Roger’s human friends. I can say no more…..you will not be disappointed with this slender volume and its mystery of the Überkatzens’ nine lives.

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04/20/15 | Mystery
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Delicious foods : a novelBy Hannaham, James

Hannaham’s book is the engrossing story of a Southern family’s disintegration after the death of husband and father, Nat Hardison. It is narrated by Eddie, the couple’s son, as well as an unusual inanimate character named Scotty, and Eddie’s mother, Darlene, absent both emotionally and physically during much of his childhood, unable to cope with the intense emotional burden, local injustice, and overwhelming grief she experiences when Nat is murdered. Eleven year-old Eddie spends a lot of time with his widowed Aunt Bethella, but at one point he decides to try to find his absent mother. Boldly navigating the seedy underbelly of the streets, Eddie’s path leads him to the horrible prison-like agricultural farming enterprise called Delicious Foods, from which he barely escapes with his life. A bold, harrowing story told with amazing love and respect for its characters.

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