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Week of June 10, 2013

Janet Groth recalls the two decades she spent as a receptionist for The New Yorker in THE RECEPTIONIST: An Education at The New Yorker, a memoir that details the comings and goings, marriages and divorces, scandalous affairs, failures, triumphs and tragedies of the eccentric inhabitants of the 18th floor. During those single-in-the-city years, Groth tried on many identities, but eventually she would have to leave The New Yorker to find her true self .

Lene Kaaberbol, author of Invisible Murder

In this follow-up to THE BOY IN THE SUITCASE, Danish Red Cross nurse Nina Borg doesn’t realize she is putting life and family on the line when she tries to treat a group of sick Hungarian gypsies who are living illegally in a Copenhagen garage. Nina has unwittingly thrown herself into a deadly nest of the unscrupulous and the desperate, and what is at stake is much more terrifying than anyone had realized.