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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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  • 9 of 12 copies available at OWWL.

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Arcade Free Library FIC SULLI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52112300414612
Available
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Dansville Public Library FIC SUL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52117300465514
Available
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Lima Public Library FIC SUL (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139000990422
Checked out
12/19/2017
Mount Morris Library Fic Sul (Text)
Adult Fiction
52123300232052
Available
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Palmyra Community Library SUL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52127300352794
Available
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Phelps Library Fic Sul (Text)
Adult Fiction
52143100387468
Available
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Red Creek Free Library FIC SUL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52145100148402
Reshelving
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Red Jacket Community Library F SUL (Text)
Adult Fiction
RJP0103791
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Sodus Community Library FIC SUL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300462003
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Victor Farmington Library SUL (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300797046
Checked out
12/28/2017
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