The War Memorial Library in Hudson is a non-profit registered charity providing a subscription library of printed and digital materials, primarily in the English language, to the residents of Hudson, Quebec and surrounding communities.Operated by volunteers, the Library is self-financing through membership fees, donations and fund raising activities. The Library in turn donates, to local charities, funds in excess of its own needs.The building and the Library serve as a memorial to those in Hudson who served in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Library Shop - Holiday Schedule

     Please note the Library itself will be closed on both Saturdays.

December - Mysteries

No Man's Land
David Baldacci

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Night School   Lee Child
The Sleeping Beauty Killer   Mary Higgins Clark
The Wrong Side of Goodbye   Michael Connelly
Stone Coffin   Kjell Eriksson
Turbo Twenty-Three   Janet Evanovich
Past Crimes   Glen Erik Hamilton
Curse of the Tenth Grave   Darynda Jones
Last Ragged Breath   Julia Keller
The Mystery of the Lost Cezanne   M.L.Longworth
An Event in Autumn   Henning Mankell
Debt to Pay   Robert B Parker
Rather Be the Devil   Ian Rankin
The Saint Zita Society   Ruth Rendell
Apprentice in Death   J.D.Robb
Escape Claus   John Sandford
Bruno, Chief of Police   Martin Walker
Sex, Lies and Serious Money   Stuart Woods

December - Fiction

Swing Time
Zadie Smith

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The First Call from Heaven   Mitch Albom
This Was a Man   Jeffrey Archer
The Thunder Beneath Us   Nicole Blades
The Choices We Make   Karma Brown
Everyone Brave is Forgiven   Chris Cleave
To Capture What We Cannot Keep   Beatrice Colin
Odessa Sea   Clive Cussler
The Douglas Notebooks   Christine Eddie
Order to Kill   Vince Flynn
Victoria   Daisy Goodwin
The Whistler   John Grisham
The Magician King   Lev Grossman
The Magician's Land   Lev Grossman
A House Without Windows   Nadia Hashimi
Before the Fall   Noah Hawley
Winter Storms   Elin Hilderbrand
Faithful   Alice Hoffman
The Parcel   Anosh Irani
The Opposite of Loneliness   Marina Keegan
Lilac Girls   Martha Hall Kelly
The Corsican Caper   Peter Mayle
The Diamond Caper   Peter Mayle
The Witches of New York   Ami McKay
The Chemist   Stephanie Meyer
The Little Red Chairs   Edna O' Brien
The Christmas Wish   Nora Roberts
Lily and the Octopus   Steven Rowley
The Award   Danielle Steele
Seveneaves   Neal Stephenson
A Number of Things   Jane Urquhart

December - Non-Fiction

Waiting for First Light
Romeo Dallaire

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Hillbilly Elegy   J.D.Vance
The Curse of Cash   Kenneth Rogoff
Dog Obsessed : The Honest Kitchen Complete Guide   Lucy Postins
The Escapist   Gabriel Filippi
1913 : The Year Before the Storm   Florian Illies
Hostages to Fortune   Peter C Newman
Just Between You and Me   Myles Goodwyn
Consumer Reports Buying Guide 2017   Consumer Reports

December - DVDs

Season 1

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Prey   Seasons 1 and 2
Captain Fantastic
The Game
Les Innocentes
Love and Friendship
New Tricks   Season 9
The Night Manager
Sleeping Giant
The Girl on the Train

December - Children's Books

The Bewitching Mrs Witchington
Cathryn McNamee

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The Elf on the Shelf   Carol Aebersold
Hug Me   Simona Ciraolo
Superworm   Julia Donaldson
Up the Creek   Nicholas Oldland
The Lion and the Mouse   Jerry Pinkney
Green   Laura Vaccaro
Le Pere Noel   Marie-Andree Mativat
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #1:    Jeff Brown
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #2:    Jeff Brown
A Tale of Two Castles   Gail Carson Levine
Sharks   Seymour Simon
Whales   Seymour Simon
Flat Stanley and the Firehouse   Jeff Brown
Flat Stanley and the Lost Treasure   Jeff Brown
Batman : Winter Wasteland   DC Comics

January Book Sale

The January Book Sale starts at 2.30pm on Monday, January 9th and runs until Saturday, January 14th. Health and Fitness are featured.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Write Stuff - Yaa Gyasi

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop, where she held a Deans's Graduate Research Fellowship. She has written several short stories and the library has a copy of her debut novel Homegoing. It follows the shifting fortunes of two half-sisters Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, in West Africa and America. Esi is sold into slavery, and Effia is married to a British slavery trader. This historical novel moves from the Eighteenth century to the present day. The New York Times describes it has" a hypnotic debut novel" .
Gyasi lives in Berkeley, California. For more information click here.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - The Tunnel

The Tunnel is based on the original 2011 Danish/Swedish crime series "The Bridge". This British crime drama centres on British and French detectives, who are forced to work together, when a French politician and a British prostitute are found dead inside the Channel Tunnel. They later learn that the killer, nicknamed the "Truth Terrorist", is on a moral crusade to highlight many social problems, terrorising both countries in the process. The Tunnel stars Stephen Dillane and Clemence Poesy and the library has the first season. Click here for more details.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Murder Ink - Susie Steiner

Susie Steiner began her writing career as a news reporter first on local papers, then on the Evening Standard, the Daily Telegraph and The Times. In 2001 she joined the Guardian, where she worked as a commissioning editor for 11 years. Her first novel Homecoming, described as 'truly exceptional' by the Observer, was published by Faber & Faber in 2013. She lives in London with her husband and two children.
The Library acquired her most recent novel Missing, Presumed.  Please use the Suggestion Book at the Front Desk if you would like to read her debut novel.
Click here to visit Steiner online.

Friday, November 25, 2016

November - DVDs

Me before You

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The Americans Season 2
Eddie the Eagle
Game of Thrones Season 3
The Great Train Robbery
Jack Irish Set 2
Line of Duty Series 3
Suite Francaise
Swiss Army Man
The Tunnel   Season 1

November - Mysteries

Secrets of Death
Stephen Booth

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Pushing up Daisies   M.C.Beaton
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mewed (Copy Two)   Alan Bradley
The Jealous Kind   James Lee Burke
As Time Goes By   Mary Higgins Clark
Home   Harlan Coben
The Shadow Tracer   Meg Gardiner
Love You Dead   Peter James
Night and Day   Iris Johansen
Reckless Creed   Alex Kava
Bitter River   Julia Keller
Death in Rough Waters   Francine Mathews
Extraordinary People   Peter May
The Lewis Man   Peter May
A Deadly Affection   Cuyler Overholt
When the Music's Over   Peter Robinson
Missing, Presumed   Susie Steiner
The Pursuit   Janet Evanovich (Large Print)
Woman of God   James Patterson ( Large Print)
Devoted in Death   J.D.Robb (Large Print)

November Fiction

To The Bright Edge of the World
Eowyn Ivey

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Yiddish for Pirates   Gary Barwin
In Love and War   Lily Baxter
The Other Einstein   Marie Benedict
The Gallery of Lost Species   Nina Berkhout
The 14th Colony   Steve Berry
Sting   Sandra Brown
What We Find   Robyn Carr
Dark Matter   Blake Crouch
Pirate   Clive Cussler
The Girl from Summer Hill   Jude Deveraux
Ashes of Fiery Weather   Kathleen Donohoe
This is Now   Ciara Geraghty
Three Sisters, Three Queens   Philippa Gregory
Homegoing   Yaa Gyasi
J'adore Paris   Isabelle Lafleche
Septimania   Jonathan Levi
Nutshell   Ian McEwan
Ladivine   Marie NDiaye
The Missing Wife   Sheila O'Flanagan
Scarpia   Piers Paul Read
Rare Objects   Kathleen Tessaro
The Underground Railroad   Colson Whitehead
The Martian   Andy Weir ( Large Print )

November - Non-Fiction

William Shatner

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The Sultan and the Queen   Jerry Brotton
Captain of the Carpathia   Eric L. Clements
Company's Coming : Preserves   Jean Pare
Carry On   Lisa Fenn
Irena's Children   Tilar J Mazzeo
The House by the Lake   Thomas Harding
The Idea of Canada   David Johnston
Dead Men's Silver   Hugh Edwards
Welcome to Undershaw : Brief History of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle   Luke Kuhns
The Gatekeeper : Missy Leland, FDR and the Untold Story   Kathryn Smith

November - Children's Books

Raina Telegemeir

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Dory Fantasmagory #1   Abby Hanlon
Dory Fantasmagory #2: The Real True Friend   Abby Hanlon
Phoebe and Her Unicorn #4   Dana Simpson
Haunted House Fun   Anthony Tallarico
Dinosaurs   Rachel Firth
Poultrygeist   Mary Jane Auch
Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin   Sonali Fry
There's a Monster in My Fridge   Caryl Hart
Ungifted   Gordon Korman
The Night Tourist   Katherine Marsh
Malfalda #1   Quino
Malfalda #2 : Encore Malfalda!   Quino
Malfalda #3: Malfalda Revient   Quino
Baleines et Dauphins   Susanna Davidson

Sunday, November 20, 2016

December Book Sale

The December Book Sale starts at 2.30 pm on Monday, December 5th and runs until Saturday, December 10th. Christmas gifts are featured.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Write Stuff - Ashley Hay

Ashley Hay is a Brisbane-based Australian writer,who holds a senior research fellow position at Queensland University. She has written four books of narrative non-fiction and two novels. The library has recently acquired her award winning second novel, The Railwayman's Wife. Published to critical acclaim, the novel is set in New South Wales. Amidst the strange, silent aftermath of World War 11, a widow, a poet and a doctor search for lasting peace and fresh beginnings.
To visit Hay online click here.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - John Adams

John Adams is an American television miniseries adapted from David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize winning biography. This lavish seven-part miniseries chronicles the life of founding father John Adams, beginning with the Boston massacre of 1770, through to his term as president, and his death in 1826. Directed by Tom Hooper, and with a stellar cast including Paul Giamatti as Adams, the series won four Golden Globes and thirteen Emmy awards. The library has the DVDs. Click here for more details.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Murder Ink - Paul Doiron

Paul Doiron is Editor Emeritus of Down East: The Magazine of Maine, having served as Editor-in-Chief from 2005 to 2013, before stepping down to write full time. A native of Maine, he attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in English, and he holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. Doiron is also a Registered Maine Guide specializing in fly fishing and lives on a trout stream in coastal Maine with his wife.  
The Library acquired his most recent novel Widowmaker.  Please use the Suggestion Book at the Front Desk if you would like to read more of his novels.
Click here to visit Doiron online.

Monday, October 24, 2016

October - Fiction

The Wonder
Emma Donaghue

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A Long Fatal Love Chase   Louisa May Alcott
The Summer Guest   Alison Anderson
The Spawning Grounds   Gail Anderson-Dargatz
All the Time in the World   Caroline Angell
Britt-Marie Was Here   Fredrik Backman
The Other Side of the World   Stephanie Bishop
Iron Wolf   Dale Brown
The Schooldays of Jesus   J.M.Coetzee
The Dust That Falls From Dreams   Louis deBernieres
The Railwayman's Wife   Ashley Hay
Mongrels   Stephen Graham Jones
Secret Sisters   Jayne Ann Krentz
Make Me Love You   Johanna Lindsey
The Perfect Girl   Gilly MacMillan
Corduroy Mansions   Alexander McCall Smith
Fractured   Catherine McKenzie
Roses Are Difficult Here   W.O.Mitchell
The Fortunate Brother   Donna Morrisey
Commonwealth   Ann Pratchett
First Star I See Tonight   Susan Elizabeth Phillips
The Nest   Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Do Not Say We Have Nothing   Madeleine Thien
Foreign Agent   Brad Thor
Nostalgia   M.G. Vassanji
The Best Kind of People   Zoe Whittall
Five Roses   Alice Zorn

October - Mysteries

Blood Orange
Susan Wittag Albert

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Race Against Time   Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Did Like an Eagle   Donna Andrews
Crowned and Dangerous   Rhys Bowen
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd   Alan Bradley
Devonshire Scream   Laura Childs
Insidious   Catherine Coulter
Widowmaker   Paul Doiron
Closed Casket : A New Hercule Poirot Mystery   Sophie Hannah
Christmas Mourning   Margaret Maron
Slow Burn   Robert A Parker
Woman of God   James Patterson
The Kept Woman   Karin Slaughter
A Front Page Affair   Radha Vatsal
Treasure of Khan   Clive Cussler ( Large Print )

October - Non Fiction

Nobody Comes
Anthony Cleary

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Bad-ass Librarians of Timbuktu   Joshua Hammer
Voices in the Ocean   Susan Casey
Memories of Lili : A Beagle's Life   Maria de Andrade
Super Food Family Classics,   Jamie Oliver
Paper : Paging Through History   Mark Kurlansky
Atlantic Ocean : Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries   Simon Winchester
Aloha Wanderwell : The Border-smashing, Record-setting   Christian Fink-Jensen
The Mistresses of Cliveden   Natalie Livingstone
Barbarian Lost : Travels in the New China   Alexandre Trudeau
Maggie Smith   Michael Coveney
A Thousand Naked Strangers   Kevin Hazzard
Jams & Jellies   Better Homes &  Gardens

Thursday, October 20, 2016

November Book Sale

The November Book Sale starts at 2.30 pm on Monday, November 7th and runs until Saturday, November 12th. Specially priced children's books are featured.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Write Stuff - Kevin Kwan

Kevin Kwan was born and raised in Singapore, and moved to the U.S. when he was eleven. He obtained a degree in Creative Writing from the University of Houston, before moving to Manhattan to pursue fine arts. He set up a successful company producing high quality visuals for clients, such as MOMA and the New York Times. Throughout his career he never lost his passion for books, and his critically acclaimed novel Crazy Rich Asians,came out in 2013 and became a bestseller. This outrageously funny novel tells the story of three super rich pedigreed Chinese families. It is currently being made into a feature film. The library has a copy, for more information please click here.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Reign

Reign is an American historical, fantasy, romance TV series about Mary, Queen of Scots, created by Stephanie Sengupta and Laurie McCarthy. The first season sees Mary travelling to France to marry Prince Francis, in order to secure Scotland's strategic alliance with France. She has been engaged to him since she was six. The match isn't signed and sealed however, but relies on politics, religion and secret agendas, rather than affairs of the heart. Starring Adelaide Kane and Megan Follows, the library has the first season. Click here for more details.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Murder Ink - Maureen Jennings

Born in England, Maureen Jennings emigrated to Canada as a teenager. She attended the University of Windsor where she attained a BA in philosophy and psychology. Jennings is best known as the author of the Detective Murdoch series, which has been turned into a television series, Murdoch Mysteries, now shown around the world. The Detective Inspector Tom Tyler series, set in World War II-era England, got off to a spectacular start with Season of Darkness, followed by Beware This Boy and No Known Grave.  The Library has these novels and acquired her most recent Dead Ground in Between.
Maureen lives in Toronto with her husband and their two dogs.  Click here to visit her website.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

September - DVDs


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45 Years
Call the Midwife   Season 5
Eye in the Sky
Grantchester   Season 2
He Named Me Malala
Hello, My Name is Doris
Homeland   Season 5
Land Girls   Season 3
Learning to Drive
The Lobster
Mars Needs Moms
Race (Blu-Ray)
Reign   Season 1
Wallander   Season 4
The Story of Wales

September - Livres d'enfants en français

Moi, la pomme
Jean Marzollo

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Tila #1 : Pirate Malgre elle   Patricia Juste Amedee
Tila #2 : Bon Vent, Fille des trois terres !   Patricia Juste Amedee
Tila #3 : La disparition d'Ava   Patricia Juste Amedee
J'eleve mon Monstre   Elise Gravel
Marley va a l'ecole   John Grogan
Bouh!   Robert Munsch
Encore un But!   Robert Munsch
Le Garcon qui avala le Monde   Don Gillmor
Lygaya, L'enfant esclave   Andree-Paul Mignot
SonicX #4 : Toujours plus vite   Sonic Project

September - Children's Books

Thursdays with the Crown
Jessica Day George

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Complete Book of the Microscope   Kirsteen Rogers
First Animal Encyclopedia   Penelope Arlon
Lego Build Your Own Adventure   Sara O'Hara
Story of Spider-Man   Marvel Comics
You are Two   Sara O'Leary

September - Teens

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1&2 

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School for Good and Evil #1   Soman Chainani
School for Good and Evil #2 : A World without Princes   Soman Chainani
School for Good and Evil #3 : The last Ever After   Soman Chainani
Hidden Oracle Book #1 : The Trials of Apollo   Rick Riordan
Into the Unknown   Ross Stewart
Growing Up to be Happy   Shannon Wall Bixby
The Middle of Everywhere   Monique Polak

September - Mysteries

A Great Reckoning
Louise Penny

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Playing with Fire   Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Even the Dead   Benjamin Black
Dead Ground in Between   Maureen Jennings

September - Fiction

When the Moon is Low
 Nadia Hashimi

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Ready Player One   Ernest Cline
Close to Hugh   Marina Endicott
Poles Apart   Terry Fallis
The Love of a Lifetime   Melissa Hill
Crazy Rich Asians   Kevin Kwan
Daydreams of Angels : Stories   Heather O'Neill
Daddy Lenin and Other Stories   Guy Vanderhaeghe

September - Non-Fiction

For You Mom, Finally
Ruth Reichl

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Paradoxides   Don McKay
Don't Panic : ISIS, Terror and Today's Middle East   Gwynne Dyer
Crippled America   Donald Trump

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

October Book Sale

The October Book Sale starts at 2.30 pm on Monday, October 3rd and runs until Saturday, October 8th. Cookbooks are featured.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Write Stuff - Amy Jones

Born in Halifax N.S. Amy Jones won the 2006 literacy prize for Short Fiction, and was a finalist for the 2005 Bronwen Wallace award. She now lives in Thunder Bay where she is the associate editor of The Walleye ( Thunder Bay's arts and culture magazine).
The library has a copy of her first novel "We're All in This Together" which tells the story of a dysfunctional family plunged into chaos when the matriach , Kate, survives plummeting over a waterfall in a barrel. It is all captured on a video which goes viral. The novel is funny and heartfelt, and described as a complicated layering of timeshifts and pespectives, as each family member reveals their inner emotions and personal histories.
Click here for more details.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Shetland

Shetland is a BBC Scotland murder mystery series set against the stunning background of the Shetland Islands. It stars Douglas Henshall as Chief Inspector Jimmy Perez, and the series is based on the novels of Ann Cleeves. The Guardian has described it as "a gripping detective story" to rival Wallander. The library has the first two seasons. Click here for more details.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Murder Ink - John A. Connell

John Connell spent years working as a cameraman on some of the biggest films and television shows, including Jurassic Park and NYPD Blue. He loved the travel, the excitement, and the art of bringing stories to the screen but longed to move from behind the scenes helping bring to life someone else’s story, to writing his own. His novel, Ruins of War, a unique historical thriller set in postwar Germany garnered national acclaim. 
Connell now lives with his wife in Madrid, Spain, where he is currently working on the third book in the Mason Collins series.
The Library recently acquired his debut novel.  Click here to visit Connell online.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Scarecrow Workshop - September 18


Sunday, September 18
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Hudson Historical Museum and Garden
541 Main Road, Hudson

The Hudson Historical Society and Hudson Fine Craft will hold a SCARECROW MAKING WORKSHOP for the whole family.
Cost:  $20 per person or $25 for family group
Register:  Email or call 450-458-0625
Look forward to adding to our agricultural history and heritage!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

August - Fiction

Vinegar Girl
Anne Tyler

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The Alphabet House   Jussi Alder-Olsen
A Country Road, A Tree   Jo Baker
The Stargazer's Sister   Carrie Brown
The Radiant Road   Katherine Catmull
The Queen of the Night   Alexander Chee
The Solomon Curse   Clive Cussler
Zero K   Don DeLillo
The Measure of Darkness   Liam Durcan
Absolom's Daughters   Suzanne Feldman
Belgravia   Julian Fellowes
The Privileged   Emily Hourican
A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar   Suzanne Joinson
We're All in this Together   Amy Jones
China Rich Girlfriend   Kevin Kwan
One Night in Winter   Simon Sebag Montefiore
Barskins   Annie Proulx
The Improbability of Love   Hannah Rothschild
I Promise You This   Patricia Sands
The Daughter   Jane Shemilt
The Twelve Rooms of the Nile   Enid Shomer
Golden Lion   Wilbur Smith
Predator   Wilbur Smith
The Paris Secret   Karen Swan
Summer at Tiffany's   Karen Swan
The Ashes of London   Andrew Taylor
Angelopolis   Danielle Trussoni
Winter Garden   Kristin Hannah ( Large-Print)
Still Alice   Lisa Genova (Audiobook)
Sharkman Six   Owen West ( Audiobook)
The Witches Salem 1692   Stacey Schiff ( Large-Print)

August - Mysteries

River of the Dead
Robert Pobi

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Ruins of War   John A Connell
Seven Days Dead   John Farrow
Rock with Wings   Anne Hillerman
Orphan X   Gregg Hurwitz
I Let You Go   Clare Mackintosh
Taking Pity   David Mark
Knife Gun Poison Bomb   Martin O'Brien
It Happens in the Dark   Carol O'Connell
15th Affair   James Patterson
Cop Town   Karin Slaughter
Crazy Love You   Lisa Unger
In The Blood   Lisa Unger
Foreign Affairs   Stuart Woods
The Overlook   Michael Connelly (Audiobook)

August - Non-Fiction

Home-Cooked Comforts
Laura Washburn

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The Cabaret of Plants   Richard Mabey
Goodbye Parkinson's, Hello Life!   Alex Kerten
Fish and Seafood   Canadian Living
Complete Guide to Sushi and Sashimi   Jeffrey Elliot
Everyone Behaves Badly   Lesley M M Blume
100 Places That Made Britain   David Musgrove
The Nazi Officer's Wife   Edith Hahn Beer
Game of Crowns   Christopher Anderson

August - Children's Books

The Familiars#1
Adam Jay Epstein

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Familiars #2: Secrets of the Crown   Adam Jay Epstein
Familiars #3: Circle of Heroes   Adam Jay Epstein
Familiars #4: Palace of Dreams   Adam Jay Epstein
Babysitters Club #4: Claudia and Me   Rana Telgemeier
Drama   Rana Telgemeier
Hilo #1: The Boy who Crashed to Earth   Judd Winck
Hilo #2: Saving the Whole Wide World   Judd Winck
Calling on Dragons    Patricia C. Wrede
Dealing with Dragons   Patricia C. Wrede
Searching for Dragons   Patricia C. Wrede

August - DVDs

House Of Cards
Season Four

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Shetland   Seasons One and Two