Books You Might Have Missed in 2020

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Books You Might Have Missed in 2020

Novels published in 2020 that are waiting for you to check them out.

When the library closed in mid-March 2020, book publishing carried on. Here are five titles you might have missed.

Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend by Jenny Colgan
Sophie's life was easy as the daughter of a wealthy man, until everything changed. Find out how she grew up and became self-sufficient in this fun, fast-paced rom-com of a novel.

The Sea of Lost Girls by Carol Goodman
You'll be swept away by this novel of family, a small town, the secrets people keep and how they affect people's lives long after the events have passed. This novel of suspense reels you in slowly, and builds and builds.

The Operator by Gretchen Berg
Small-town life, where everybody knows everybody and everybody's business is ... well, everybody's business. Especially in the times before direct dial was invented. Vivian works as an operator at her small town's phone company, where she and her co-workers occasionally (often) listen in on others' phone calls ("We knew it wasn't allowed."). As you might expect, she overhears something she wished she hadn't, and her life turns upside-down, until she finds a way to right it. 

The Exhibition of Persephone Q by Jessi Jezewska Stevens
Persephone (Percy) wakes to find that something has shifted, and she struggles to find out what has caused the change. This is a novel that's hard to categorize -- there's the relationship between Percy and her husband, her general feeling of alienation, there's a mystery to be solved, and more.

The Water Keeper by Charles Martin
Martin is a prolific writer of Christian psychological thrillers. The Water Keeper is the first in a new series featuring former priest Murphy Shepherd. This is a novel that sets a fast pace right from the start. Murphy works to find and save women who are being trafficked, so it's not an easy read.