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Beatrice and Benedick
Fiorato (The Venetian Bargain, 2014) vividly reimagines the love affair between Shakespeare's Beatrice and Benedick in this witty and beautifully rendered novel. When 19-year-old Beatrice is brought to live at her uncle's court in Sicily to be a companion to his daughter, she first meets Benedick, a young soldier. As they begin to wage their war of wit, their words mask a deep love for one another. But the pair are cruelly parted by misunderstanding and slander. When Benedick sails to England on the ill-fated Spanish Armada, Beatrice fears she will never see him again. Fans of Much Ado About Nothing will adore this lively reworking of the much-loved comedy.
Lingo: Around Europe in Sixty Languages
You took French in high school. It's close enough to Spanish and Italian that you could probably fake it. Europe should be a breeze, right? Actually, there are 60 different languages spoken on the continent. In Norway, you might even need a Norwegian-Norwegian dictionary to get by. What keeps all these languages still alive? Geography, politics and local pride - all living, breathing parts of the local lingo - plus some borrowing from neighbors, just to keep the conversation flowing.
The Man on the Washing Machine: A Mystery
When English transplant and society photographer Theophania "Theo" Bogart flees to San Francisco to escape a high-profile family tragedy, a series of murders drags her unwillingly out of hiding. In no time at all she discovers she's been providing cover for a smuggling operation, she starts to fall for an untrustworthy stranger, and she's knocked out, tied up and imprisoned. The police are sure she's lying. The body count is rising and Theo struggles to find the killer before she becomes his next victim. A delightfully twisty debut mystery.
Too Close to Home
Jenna Moore and her husband, Jack, have finally left London behind for a beautiful home on the Welsh coast. Jenna and Jack are ramping up the launch of their new publishing business, and their four kids have never been happier. But a fissure cracks open. The once open and honest Jack suddenly seems to be keeping secrets, spinning intricate lies. And 15-year-old Paige has become withdrawn, isolating herself from her family. Frightened of the darkness enveloping her family, Jenna struggles to hold her loved ones together. A riveting family drama from the author of Behind Closed Doors (2015).
Unforgettable Ohioans: Thirteen Mavericks Who Made History on Their Own Terms
William McKinley, William Howard Taft, Neil Armstrong, Paul Brown -- there are lots of famous people identified with Ohio. The McNutts introduce us to equally impactful people whose names are not so well known. There is David Harpster, the "Wool King of America"; Moses Walker, major league baseball's first black player; and Benjamin Hanby, a pastor/songwriter of Christmas classics. Biographies of these three, plus ten other surprising individuals, will make you proud to call Ohio home.
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