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Wishing You A Happy New Year!

But before we head into 2022, we wanted to share with you a few of our favorite books we read in 2021. Next time you stop by your local library, we would love to hear about your favorite read this year too!

Nanci at Endicott Library recommends “Ancient Remedies” by Dr. Josh Axe about secrets to healing with herbs, essential oils, CBD, and the most powerful natural medicine in history. Request today!

Hannah, who works at both Colfax and St. John branches, just loved “Home Before Dark” by Riley Sager. This bestselling author’s latest thriller follows a woman who returns to the house made famous by her father’s horror memoir. Is the place really haunted by evil forces, as her father claimed? Read to find out. Request today!

Sarah P.B. from Colfax Library highly recommends “The Sun Does Shine” by Anthony Ray Hinton. The memoir beautifully illustrated how Ray found life and freedom on death row, even after spending 30 years imprisoned for a crime which he did not commit. Request today!

Holly, who works at both our Colton and Uniontown branches, shared that “The Pharaoh Key” by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child was her favorite book this year. “Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Gideon Crew–brilliant scientist, master thief, and intrepid adventurer–is on the trail of a centuries-old stone tablet that will either save his life or bring it to a sudden, shocking close.” Request today!

Shelly of Oakesdale and Tekoa Libraries thoroughly enjoyed “Sensible Shoes” by Sharon Garlough Brown, which follows the moving stories of four women as they are drawn into a spiritual formation journey at a retreat center: Request today!

Sarah B., our Palouse Librarian, selected “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi as her #1 read of the whole year. A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power, it that traces three hundred years of history, beginning with two half sisters, Effia and Esi, who are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Request today!

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