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Week of February 12, 2018

Paperback releases for the week of February 12th include NEW BOY, in which Tracy Chevalier brings Shakespeare’s harrowing drama of jealousy and revenge to a 1970s-era elementary school playground; DEAD JOKER, the fifth book in Anne Holt's Edgar-nominated mystery series featuring the whip-smart detective Hanne Wilhelmsen; THE HOPE CHEST by Viola Shipman, in which the discovery of one woman’s heirloom hope chest unveils precious memories and helps three people who have each lost a part of themselves find joy once again; and WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE CASABLANCA, film historian Noah Isenberg's rich account of the movie’s origins, the myths and realities behind its production, and the reasons it remains so revered today, more than 75 years after its premiere.

Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers by Sara Ackerman

Hawaii, 1944. The Pacific battles of World War II continue to threaten American soil, and on the home front, the bonds of friendship and the strength of love are tested.

Violet Iverson and her young daughter, Ella, are piecing their lives together one year after the disappearance of her husband. As rumors swirl and questions about his loyalties surface, Violet believes Ella knows something. But Ella is stubbornly silent. Something --- or someone --- has scared her. And with the island overrun by troops training for a secret mission, tension and suspicion between neighbors is rising.