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Books by women authors top the list of novels added as the new year begins at the Abington Community Library. Look for the following additions:

The Child's Child, by Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine. This novel-within-a-novel is about brothers and sisters and about the violence that can be provoked by society's taboos. Grace and Andrew Easton inherit Dinmont House from their grandmother and move into the house together, an ideal arrangement until novelist James Derain, Andrew's friend, arrives. Turmoil sets in at Dinmont House and Grace escapes into reading a manuscript, a long lost novel about a brother and sister born just at the close of World War I. Their disgrace uncannily mirrors that of the present-day siblings.

The Buzzard Table, by Margaret Maron. Judge Deborah Knott, her husband, Deputy Dwight Bryant, and Lt. Sigrid Harald, visiting from New York, are faced with a string of suspicious murders that sets Colleton County, North Carolina on edge. Just who is the enigmatic Martin Crawford, who claims to be the long-lost nephew of Deborah's friend, Mrs. Lattimore? And do the long-buried Lattimore family secrets have anything to do with the murders?

The Shortest Way Home, by Juliette Fay. Sean returns to Belham, Massachusetts after spending twenty years in the Third World and must interact with his steely aunt, his overly dramatic sister, and his quirky nephew, in addition to reconnecting with a woman from his past. He has to wonder if the bonds of love and loyalty might just rewrite his destiny.

Centerville, by Karen Osborne. On a Saturday afternoon in 1967, Centerville, a sleepy Midwestern town, is changed forever by one devastating explosion. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement and the escalating Vietnam War, the book tells the story of how four lives become entwined, as the townspeople face sudden loss and new realities.

Winter reading club for children – Jan. 22 to March 1. Call or stop in the Children's Room for information about registration and activities.

The Abington Community Library is located at 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Visit our website, to register online for events or call the library at (570) 587-3440. Don't have a library card? Register for one at

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