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February Book Selections

  • Southeast Anchor Library 3601 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21224 Meyerberg Conference Room (map)

Final Girls by Riley Sager

Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie-scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to--a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout's knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and the man she refers to only as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them and, with that, one another. Despite the media's attempts, they never meet.

Now, Quincy is doing well--maybe even great, thanks to her Xanax prescription. She has a caring almost-fiancée, Jeff; a popular baking blog; a beautiful apartment; and a therapeutic presence in Coop, the police officer who saved her life all those years ago. Her memory won't even allow her to recall the events of that night; the past is in the past.

That is until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub, wrists slit; and Sam, the second, appears on Quincy's doorstep. Blowing through Quincy's life like a whirlwind, Sam seems intent on making Quincy relive the past, with increasingly dire consequences, all of which makes Quincy question why Sam is really seeking her out. And when new details about Lisa's death come to light, Quincy's life becomes a race against time as she tries to unravel Sam's truths from her lies, evade the police and hungry reporters, and, most crucially, remember what really happened at Pine Cottage, before what was started ten years ago is finished.

Sub Read: Boss Lady: Flyy Girl Trilogy by Omar Tyree

Everybody’s favorite flyy girl is a little bit older, a whole lot wiser, and just as sassy as ever. After a series of triumphs in the world of acting, Tracy takes on the dazzling world of Hollywood’s A-list players to film a project close to her heart. 


Told from the p.o.v of Tracy’s cousin and PA, Vanessa,  Boss Lady chronicles the trials and tribulations of adapting the story of Tracy Ellison’s life. Flyy Girl is becoming a movie and Tracy is prepared to do anything and everything to tell her story and to make sure it's done right. In the meantime, she’s also juggling the highs and lows of her famously turbulent love life. Is it better to remain single and committed to her career? Or is she ready to take the plunge and embrace the married-with-kids life?
 

 

Earlier Event: January 13
January Book Selections
Later Event: March 10
March Book Selections