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"Lizzie Benson slid into her job as a librarian without a traditional degree. But this gives her a vantage point from which to practice her other calling: she is a fake shrink. For years, she has tended to her God-haunted mother and her recovering addict brother. They have both stabilized for the moment, but Lizzie has little chance to spend her new free time with husband and son before her old mentor, Sylvia Liller, makes a proposal. She's become famous for her prescient podcast, Hell and High Water, and wants to hire Lizzie to answer the mail she receives: from left-wingers worried about climate change and right wingers worried about the decline of western civilization. As Lizzie dives into this polarized world, she begins to wonder what it means to keep tending your own garden once you've seen the flames beyond its walls. When her brother becomes a father and Sylvia a recluse, Lizzie is forced to address the limits of her own experience--but still she tries to save everyone, using everything she's learned about empathy and despair, conscience and collusion, from her years of wandering the library stacks . . . And all the while the voices of the city keep floating in--funny, disturbing, and increasingly mad"--

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  • 4 of 9 copies available at OWWL.

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4 current holds with 9 total copies.

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Geneva Public Library OFFILL (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118301033749
Checked out
06/30/2020
Lima Public Library MCN FIC OFF (Text)
McNaughton
52139000871783
Checked out
06/30/2020
Macedon Public Library FIC OFF (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52121300651529
Available
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Naples Library FIC OFF (Text)
New Fiction
52124300385155
On holds shelf
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Palmyra Community Library OFF (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52127300410766
Available
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Phelps Library Fic Off (Text)
Adult Fiction
52143100447197
Available
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Sodus Community Library FIC OFF (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300526260
In transit
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Williamson Public Library FIC OFF (Text)
Adult New Materials
52152300744527
Available
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC OFF (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002879145
Checked out
06/30/2020

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