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Check Me Out - Lakeland June 2024



YOU ONLY CALL WHEN YOU’RE IN TROUBLE

By: Stephen McCauley

An architect Tom, trying to keep his needy family at bay, finds himself answering their demands when his sister and niece need his help, setting him on a journey that changes everyone’s life and shows the beauty or dysfunction of family ties.


OUR WIVES UNDER THE SEA

By: Julia Armfield

When her wife, a marine biologist, returns home after a disastrous deep-sea mission, Miri, knowing that something is wrong, searches for answers, desperate to understand what happened below water and why the woman she loves is drifting away.


THE MARS HOUSE

By: Natasha Pulley

A compulsively readable sci-fi novel about a marriage of convenience between a Mars politician and an Earth refugee. Un-put-downably immersive and utterly timely, Pulley’s new novel is a gripping story about privilege, strength, and life across class divisions.


LAVASH AT FIRST SIGHT

By: Taleen Voskuni

While at PakCon to promote her parents’ food-packaging business and win an ad slot in the Superbowl, 27-year-old Nazeli meets Vanya, with whom she forms an instant connection, but when her parents recognize Vanya as the daughter of their greatest rival, the heat is on.


THE GREAT BELIEVERS

By: Rebecca Makkai

In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him.


MRS. EVERYTHING

By: Jennifer Weiner

Jo and Bethie Kaufman were born into a world full of promise. Growing up in 1950s Detroit, they live in a perfect “Dick and Jane” house, where their roles in the family are clearly defined. But the truth ends up looking different from what the girls imagined.


THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA

By: TJ Klune

Given a curious classified assignment to evaluate the potential risks posed by six supernatural orphans, a caseworker at the Department in Charge of Magical Youth bonds with an enigmatic caregiver who hides dangerous secrets.


RUBYFRUIT JUNGLE

By: Rita Mae Brown

Molly Bolt is poor, from the South and she’s adopted, but Molly’s proud of who she is. From a young age, she knew she was smart, didn’t want to get married, and liked girls. She escapes her meager life in Florida with her adoptive parents and heads to New York to find a community that will accept her.


THE GUNCLE

By: Steven Rowley

When tragedy strikes, Patrick takes on the role of primary guardian for his niece and nephew. Despite having a set of “Guncle Rules” ready to go, he has no idea what to expect especially after the loss of his great love, a somewhatstalled career, and a lifestyle not-so-suited to a six- and a nine-year-old.


THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO

By: Taylor Jenkins

Reid Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo requests an unknown reporter, Monique Grant, to conduct her first interview in decades. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the star, but as Evelyn’s story nears its conclusion, it’s clear that their lives intersect in tragic and irreversible ways.

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