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Midnight at the Bright Ideas bookstore : a novel

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"When a bookshop patron commits suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this fiendishly clever debut novel from an award-winning short story writer. Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrogs--the lost and lonely regulars who spend every day marauding the store's overwhelmed shelves. But when Joey Molina, a young, beguiling BookFrog, kills himself in the bookstore's upper room, Lydia's life comes unglued. Always Joey's favorite bookseller, Lydia has been bequeathed his meager worldly possessions. Trinkets and books; the detritus of a lonely, uncared for man. But when Lydia flips through his books she finds them defaced in ways both disturbing and inexplicable. They reveal the psyche of a young man on the verge of an emotional reckoning. And they seem to contain a hidden message. What did Joey know? And what does it have to do with Lydia? As Lydia untangles the mystery of Joey's suicide, she unearths a long buried memory from her own violent childhood. Details from that one bloody night begin to circle back. Her distant father returns to the fold, along with an obsessive local cop, and the Hammerman, a murderer who came into Lydia's life long ago and, as she soon discovers, never completely left."--

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  • 3 of 11 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

3 current holds with 11 total copies.
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Shelving Location
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Arcade Free Library FIC SULLI (Text)
Adult New Materials
52112300414612
Checked out
08/23/2017
Dansville Public Library FIC SUL (Text)
Rental
52117300465514
Checked out
08/15/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Lima Public Library FIC SUL (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139000990422
Checked out
09/02/2017
Mount Morris Library Fic Sul (Text)
Adult Fiction
52123300232052
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Palmyra Community Library SUL (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52127300352794
On holds shelf
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Phelps Library Fic Sul (Text)
Adult Fiction
52143100387468
Checked out
08/22/2017
Red Jacket Community Library F SUL (Text)
Adult Fiction
RJP0103791
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Sodus Community Library FIC SUL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300462003
Checked out
09/06/2017
Victor Farmington Library SUL (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300797046
On holds shelf
-
Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Sullivan (Text)
Adult New Materials
52129300913732
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
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