This Month in Adult Books: April 2022

Reading recommendations for aduts
April 14, 2022
Featured Title
The Hacienda by Isabel Canas
Beatriz's father was executed and her home burnt to the ground during the Mexican War of Independence, so her marriage to Don Rodolfo Solórzano provides the safety she desperately needs. But her new home, Hacienda San Isidro, doesn’t feel safe at all. The staff is warding off evil spirits, visitors won’t stay past dusk, and Beatriz's dreams are haunted by terrible visions. And, what Beatriz wonders, happened to the first Doña Solórzano? The Hacienda brings a fresh and deliciously disturbing twist to the classic elements of gothic literature. Fans of books like Mexican Gothic or Rebecca will want to check it out.

New & Upcoming
As we head towards summer, some great books are coming out that would be perfect for your beach tote, such as Book Lovers, a new romantic comedy from Emily Henry, and The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson, sequel to the much beloved Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. Nonfiction readers have a great selection too such as Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by Paul Holes, perfect for true crime podcast listeners. Or perhaps they might be interested in reading about The Great Stewardess Rebellion: How Women Launched a Workplace Rebellion at 30,000 Feet by Nell McShane Wulfhart.  
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What We’re Reading
Listening Still by Anne Griffin
The description of this book—the story of Jeanie Masterson, an Irish undertaker who can hear the final wishes of the dead—might make you think that it is something that it is not. It’s not a mystery or a sensational paranormal story. Instead it is a quiet story about a woman dealing with gift that is both a blessing and a curse. Despite the beauty and peace it can bring, it has held Jeanie in place for years. Now, a surprise announcement has thrown her life into turmoil and caused her to realize that she may not actually be living the live she wants. The resulting story of self discovery is a pleasant joy to follow. The audio edition, beautifully read by Nicola Coughlan, is highly recommended.

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