Three books added to my library holds list this weekend after a quick look at Overbooked and the local Sunday paper:
The Adventures of Johnny Vermillion by Loren D. Estleman. Bank robbers by day, a Shakespearean acting company by night, the Johnny Vermillion gang sound like the type of Old West outlaws I'm partial to.
Winkie by Clifford Chase. A teddy bear goes on trial for being a terrorist. Sounds awful, but if it works it could be quite interesting.
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. Young man drops out of vet school after the sudden death of his parents and becomes part of a Depression-era touring circus. An Algonquin title, it already has a long wait list. Maybe the library will order more copies.
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