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The Night of Many Endings
The Night of Many Endings | Melissa Payne
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From Melissa Payne, bestselling author of Memories in the Drift, comes an emotionally rich, feel-good novel about hope, second chances, and seeing the world through someone else's eyes. Orphaned at a young age and witness to her brother's decline into addiction, Nora Martinez has every excuse to question the fairness of life. Instead, the openhearted librarian in the small Colorado community of Silver Ridge sees only promise. She holds on to the hope that she'll be reunited with her missing brother and does what she can at the town library. It's her home away from home, but it's also a sanctuary for others who, like her brother, could use a second chance. There's Marlene, an elderly loner who believes that, apart from her husband, there's little good left in the world; Jasmine, a troubled teen; Lewis, a homeless man with lost hope and one last wish; and Vlado, the security guard who loves a good book and, from afar, Nora. As a winter storm buries Silver Ridge, this collection of lonely hearts takes shelter in the library. They'll discover more about each other, and themselves, than they ever knew--and Nora will be forced to question her brother's disappearance in ways she never could have imagined. No matter how stranded in life they feel, this fateful night could be the new beginning they didn't think was possible.
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margoge@hotmail.com
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I thought this book was enjoyable. I liked that the story unfolded with 3 different narrators, thus shifting the perspective. I thought the story was current and relatable. It was thought provoking. One night, one situation can change many lives

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Allthebookclubs
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This book started slow, but I‘m glad I stuck with it. A nasty winter storm left 5 mostly random people snowed in overnight in the library; the librarian with a bleeding heart, a motherless teen searching for guidance, the library security guard who emigrated from Bosnia, the begrudged elderly wife of a beloved patron who passed away recently, and a homeless man who sought shelter and gained much more. Book #6 in 2022

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Kleblanc
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The thrill of a new read 😍

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Wonderwoman89
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The story takes place overnight in a library when five people get stranded due to a massive snowstorm. Each person has their own dilemma. As the storm rages, they get to know each other in more details They say never judge a book by its cover and the same should goes towards people as well. The only bad part about the story was the use of the GD word quite often. Words like that make me cringe.

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SW-T
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This was an #audiolisten and I loved the different narrators voices. Five people of various ages and backgrounds get trapped in an old library during a fierce winter storm. They lose power and heat and must rely on each other to make it through til rescue comes. The diverse backgrounds and how they start to see beneath each other‘s veneers was well done. Nora seems stuck in a never-ending rut but redeems herself at the end. Recommend this one.

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Lsmoore43
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This is a very thought provoking story. About homelessness, addiction, possible caring too much. Five people stuck in the library for the night during a huge snowstorm. Each with a story. All with some type of loss. All learning something from the night.
It really hit home for me. Touched me right in my heart.
Author, Melissa Payne
Lake Union Publishers

Full review here: https://tinyurl.com/4rnyx4fe

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Lsmoore43
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Nora Martinez stood in an empty parking lot on the edge of town, with its sun-burned asphalt rippled and cracked, weeds clawing up from the earth like zombied hands from a grave.
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ShyBookOwl Love it! 🖤 14mo
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