“The Andromeda Evolution,” by Michael Crichton and Daniel H. Wilson. In 1967, an extraterrestrial microbe came to Earth and nearly ended the human race. Exposure to the particle, designated the Andromeda Strain, killed almost every resident of Piedmont, Ariz. Over five days, scientists worked to save the world from an epidemic of unimaginable proportions. Over the years, research on the microparticle continued. Deep inside Fairchild Air Force Base, Project Eternal Vigilance has continued to watch for the microbe to reappear. Then a Brazilian terrain-mapping drone detects the chemical signature of the microparticle. With this discovery, a team of experts is sent to investigate the threat. If they cannot figure out how to stop it, this new Andromeda Evolution will annihilate all life as we know it.
“Angel Eyes,” by Ace Atkins. Gabby Leggett left her family with dreams of making it as a Hollywood actress. Two years later, she disappears from her apartment. Her family and the police have no idea where she is and no leads. Leggett’s mother hires Spenser to find her, with help of Zebulon Sixkill, now a private eye. Spenser barely has time to unpack before the trail leads to a studio boss, the mob and a shadowy group that may be a dangerous cult. Spenser and Sixkill may be outgunned this time, and Chollo and Hawk ride to provide backup. From the mansions of Beverly Hills to the streets of a small California town, Spenser will need to watch his step.
“The Dog I Loved,” by Susan Wilson. After spending years in prison, Rose Collins is suddenly free. Someone who knows about her work training therapy dogs while serving time arranged for her early release. This person has even set her up with a job, where she works to rebuild her life with Shadow, a stray dog who refuses to leave Rose’s side. Meghan Custer is a war veteran who used to be hopeless too. But ever since she was matched with a dog named Shark, who was trained in a puppy-to-prisoner rehabilitation program, Meghan has a brand-new outlook. Finally, she can live on her own. And maybe, with Shark by her side, even find love again. Two strong women on a journey toward independence whose paths collide in extraordinary ways.
“The Confession Club,” by Elizabeth Berg. When a group of friends decide to start a monthly supper club, they get more than they bargained for. The plan for congenial evenings changes when one of the women reveals something startlingly intimate. The supper club then becomes Confession Club, and the women gather weekly to share not only dinners but misdeeds, insecurities and regrets. They invite Iris Winters and Maddy Harris to join, and their timing couldn’t be better. The club offers exactly the kind of support they need to help them make some difficult decisions.
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“Border War,” by Bradford Scott. The Rio Grande is supposed to be the border between Mexico and the United States, but when the river changes its course during a storm, and land that was once on the Mexican side is now on the Texas side, quarrels arise between ranchers and farmers. Killing, rustling, robbing and arson are some of the challenges Texas Ranger Walt Slade will face in his effort to avoid a war.
“Twisted Twenty-Six,” by Janet Evanovich. Grandma Mazur is a widow again. This time, her marriage lasted a whole 45 minutes. The unlucky groom was one Jimmy Rosolli, local gangster, lothario and heart attack waiting to happen. It’s a sad day, but if she can’t have Jimmy, at least Grandma can have all the attention she wants as the dutiful widow. But some kinds of attention are not welcomed, particularly when Jimmy’s former “business partners” are convinced that his widow is keeping the keys to their financial success for herself.
Story time is held Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and lasts 45–60 minutes. Participants read books, followed by a craft or activity.
Chetek Library hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday: 1–6 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. – noon