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Adults who love reading novels written for teens are invited to a discussion in New Palestine. February's selection is Alex & Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz. We encourage you to read the book in advance. Ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes the love story of young Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler.

1777. Albany, New York. As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society’s biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand ball.

Descended from two of the oldest and most distinguished bloodlines in New York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of their fledgling country’s founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughters: Angelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks; and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival that of both her sisters, though she’d rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than dressing up for some silly ball.

Still, she can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General George Washington’s right-hand man.