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Fall into a good book

Owen County Public Library’s Becky Doolin shares her top-four books to read this fall. Drop us a line at and let us know your favorite.

The War Librarian by Addison Armstrong

“The Paris Library” meets “The Flight Girls“ in this captivating historical novel about the sacrifice and courage necessary to live a life of honor, inspired by the first female volunteer librarians during World War I and the first women accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy.

The Lost Girls of Willowbrook by Ellen Marie Wiseman

Bestselling author Ellen Marie Wiseman masterfully viscerally evokes the real-life Willowbrook State School, the infamous Staten Island, New York, mental institution that shocked a nation when exposed in the 1970s as a dumping ground for unwanted children.

The Ghost and the Stolen Tears by Cleo Coyle

With the help of her gumshoe ghost, bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure sets out to clear an innocent woman of a shocking crime in this all-new entry in the “utterly charming” Haunted Bookshop Mysteries from New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle. Publishes Oct. 4, 2022

Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham

Rich with history and with a large cast of unforgettable characters, “The Boys from Biloxi” is a sweeping saga of two sons of immigrant families who grow up as friends, but ultimately find themselves on opposite sides of the law. Life hangs in the balance. Publishes Oct. 18, 2022


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