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MPL  provides its patrons with access to a variety of resources that offer reviews and recommendations to select that next great read for fiction and non-fiction titles.

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Books, new and old are meant to be shared.  If you’ve found yourself perusing this page you are in for a treat.  All reviews are shared from avid readers, library staff, and patrons of all ages. What are you waiting for? Check out your next great read!!  

The Dressmaker

Kate Alcott

 Surrounding the doomed voyage of the Titanic, this historical novel is a romantic story about a young aspiring seamstress, named Tess.   How she survives the sinking Titanic and the steps she takes to live and make something of herself in a world that is cracking apart with change.   

Before We Were Yours

Lisa Wingate

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