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Learning to be a Dragon and Family Drama: This Week’s Book Picks

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

Hoping for some books in your this week? If the bunny doesn’t bring you some new reads, check out one of these suggestions from the !

Public services assistant Rachel Vaughn wrote the adult book recommendations. And Karen Schmidt, public services assistant II of the Children’s Department, wrote the recommendation for kids.

For adults:

The Gilly Salt Sisters by Tiffany Baker
What can come between two sisters? In the story of the Gilly sisters his name is Whit Turner. Jo and Claire Gilly live on their family’s mysterious salt farm but they couldn’t be more different in personality. Jo prefers solitude and loyalty to the family business, where Claire enjoys the spotlight and can’t wait to get far away from the farm. When the town’s most eligible bachelor, Whit Turner, takes an interest in both of the sisters—it’s Claire who snags a ring but loses her family. Eventually, Claire is drawn back to the farm under embarrassing circumstances and the sisters must face each other and the secrets of the salt.

Sail of Stone by Åke Edwardson
Chief Inspector Erik Winter and Detective Aneta Djanali are both working on missing person cases but of different natures and in different countries. When a brother and sister’s father goes missing after having traveled to Scotland, Chief Inspector Erik Winter is put on the case. The siblings report that their father was in search of his father—the only hitch being that his father supposedly passed away in WWII. Back in Sweden, Detective Aneta Djanali is looking for a woman that started off being part of a domestic violence case but has now disappeared. As Aneta delves deeper into the case she begins to realize that her life is in danger as well. Will the detectives unravel these unusual cases before the cases unravel them?

For kids:

A Poor Excuse for a Dragon by Geoffrey Hayes
This is a beginning reader about a young dragon named Fred who just can’t seem to get the hang of the whole fire-breathing monster thing. There are bright, detailed illustrations on every page. Recommended for ages 6 to 8.

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

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