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The following fiction and nonfiction titles will be available at Baltimore County Public Library as of May 3.

"Project Puffin" by Stephen Kress

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Puffins were nearly extinct in Maine when a massive effort began to bring them back. Now they number about 1,000 pairs. This well-researched book will appeal to birders, nature lovers and armchair travelers alike.

"John Hughes" by Kirk Honeycutt

Most everyone who grew up in the '80s or '90s has a soft spot for at least one of Hughes' iconic teen movies. Filled with behind-the-scenes photographs and stories, this big book will thrill his fans.

"Miss Carter's War" by Sheila Hancock

Young Marguerite leaves her native France to become a teacher in England just after World War II. Follow Marguerite's life and loves for the next 50 years in this novel with a big focus on aging and change.

"This Is How It Really Sounds" by Stuart Archer Cohen

One man's a rock star who has lost his fortune, thanks to another man who was his broker and made a bad investment. Both men are named Pete Harrington. This clever, darkly comic novel explores how they intertwine with their lives' various ups and downs.

For more book reviews and news, please visit BCPL's librarian bloggers at Between the Covers (www.bcpl.info/between-the-covers).

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