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Book Picks from Your Local Library for Jan. 28

Staff members at the Brecksville branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library have some suggestions for local readers.

Are you searching for your next favorite book?

Search no more. Instead, check out these suggestions from the staff members at the . This week’s children’s book recommendation was written by public services assistant II, Karen Schmidt, of the children’s department. And the adult recommendations were written by public services assistant Rachel Vaughn.

If you’ve read any of these books, let us know what you thought in the comments.

For adults:

My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares

Daniel has been in love with Sophia all of his lives. Yes, lives—their relationship spans centuries, countries, and lifetimes but only Daniel remembers it all. Daniel has the ability to remember all of his past lives and the souls that were connected to him, then and now. Sophia and her love have always been there (although in different forms) but within each lifetime her love always comes with a painful end. Will Daniel and Sophia figure out what keeps destroying their happiness or will history continue to repeat itself?

The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

When an unexpected and violent confrontation between Yasuko and her ex-husband Togashi results in his accidental death, Yasuko’s next-door neighbor offers to orchestrate a cover-up. Super intelligent, but not the criminal type, next-door neighbor Ishigami is an unassuming high school math teacher by day. Evidence of the crime surfaces and Detective Kusanagi immediately suspects Yasuko, but he can’t disprove her alibi. Kusanagi knows that something is amiss—will he unravel Yasuko and Ishigami’s story or will they get away with it?

For kids:

Wizard of Oz Scanimation: 10 Classic Scenes from Over the Rainbow by Rufus Butler Seder

This “Scanimation” book by Rufus Butler Seder, features apparently “moving” images from the beloved movie. The low-tech “Scanimation” process involves a clear, striped overlay and a series of still pictures. For fans of The Wizard of Oz and quirky optical illusions. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Summaries may be based in part from information in the library's catalogue.

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