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The Biblio File: Library News

The Biblio File
February 8, 2021

We have all been faced with many challenges over the last year.  At the library we have tried to roll with the changes and keep serving our patrons as best as we can.  What we have come to realize even more than before is how great our patrons and volunteers are (and we already thought they were pretty awesome!).  We would like to put a big appreciative virtual hug out to all of our patrons that have helped us to make all of these changes seamless and very successful – we are busier than ever keeping everyone in books!  Also – now that we don’t have the huge benefit of our volunteers we are realizing more and more how much they took off our plates!  So another giant thank you to everyone who has ever volunteered past and present – you are a very important and helpful cog in the wheel of the library!

Librarian book review! This book came over our desk as a return, and as with many returns I flipped it open and took a quick browse of the cover.  I read it in one day – this book has the perfect amount of intrigue to keep the pages turning.  It is about two women, Claire and Eva, who both feel trapped in their lives.  Claire appears to “have it all” but what everyone doesn’t see is the abuse that she is facing at home.  Eva is looking to escape the secrets of her past and current reality.   A chance meeting in an airport bar brings them together and they make a last-minute decision to switch tickets ― Claire taking Eva’s flight to Oakland, and Eva travelling to Puerto Rico as Claire. They both think that this will give them the head start they need to begin new lives but when the flight to Puerto Rico goes down, Claire realizes it’s no longer a head start but a new life.  Cut off, out of options, with the news of her death about to explode in the media, Claire will assume Eva’s identity, and along with it, the secrets Eva fought so hard to keep hidden.