New Additions to Our Collection

We are adding new books, movies, audiobooks, and music to our collection all the time. Check here each month to find the latest additions.

July 2022 | New Additions to Our Adult Collection

These are some of the titles we’ve recently added to our shelves:

 

New Fiction:

The Long Call, Ann Cleeves

In North Devon, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his father’s funeral takes place. The day Matthew left the strict evangelical community he grew up in, he lost his family too. He receives a call from one of his team. A body has been found on the beach nearby: a man with a tattoo of an albatross on his neck stabbed to death. The case calls Matthew back into the community he thought he had left behind, as deadly secrets hidden at its heart are revealed, and his past and present collide. 

 

Dead Water, Ann Cleeves

When the body of a journalist is found, Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted from outside to head up the investigation. Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out of the loop, but his local knowledge is needed in this case, and he decides to help Willow. The dead journalist had left the islands years before to pursue his writing career. In his wake, he left a scandal involving a young girl. 

 

Hidden Depths, Ann Cleeves

On a hot summer on the Northumberland coast, Julie Armstrong arrives home from a night out to find her son murdered. Luke has been strangled, laid out in a bath of water, and covered with wildflowers. The stylized murder scene has Inspector Vera Stanhope, and her team baffled … and intrigued. Meanwhile, the killer prepares for another watery grave.

 

House Standoff, Mike Lawson

Surrounded by people willing to kill to maintain the status quo, DeMarco launches his own investigation into a growing list of intertwining suspects. And being DeMarco, concludes that breaking the law to uncover the truth is the best way to ensure that justice is done.

 

Slough House, Mick Herron (Bk 7)

Mick Herron offers an unsparing look at the corrupt web of media, global finance, spy craft, and politics that power our modern world.

 

Real Tigers, Mick Herron (Bk 3)

When one of their own is kidnapped, the washed-up MI5 operatives of Slough House—the Slow Horses, as they’re known—outwit rogue agents at the very highest levels of British Intelligence and even to Downing Street itself.

 

Joe Country, Mick Herron (BK 6)

When the man responsible for killing a slow horse breaks cover, at last, Lamb sends the slow horses out to even the score.

 

London Rules, Mick Herron (Bk 5)

Over at Slough House, the MI5 satellite office for outcast and demoted spies, the agents are struggling with personal problems. Plus, someone is trying to kill Roddy Ho. But collectively, they’re about to rediscover their greatest strength—that of making a bad situation much, much worse.

 

Victor in Trouble, Alex Finley (Bk 8)

Can Victor protect his source but still battle the bureaucrats breathing down his neck? And can he protect America from a president who shares his intelligence briefings with a Russian matryoshka doll? 

 

Victor in the Rubble, Alex Finley

Victor Caro is a counterterrorism officer with the CYA, caught in a world where job security trumps national security. On assignment in West Africa in a post-9/11 world, he is tasked with hunting down the terrorist Omar al-Suqqit, who is looking to launch his group of ragtag militants onto the international jihadi stage.

 

Victor in the Jungle, Alex Finley

Case officer Victor Caro is back, and he’s brought the whole family along this time. On assignment in South America with his wife and young son, Victor must break up an alliance between one country’s charismatic autocrat and a narco-trafficking revolutionary group in the country next door. 

 

Against the Loveless World, Susan Abulhawa

Beautiful, sharp-tongued Nahr tells her life story from an Israeli solitary-confinement cell, recounting how she went from working in beauty salons to being locked up as a political prisoner.

 

Homeland Elegies, Ayad Akhtar

A deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, Homeland Elegies blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of longing and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made. Part family drama, part social essay, part picaresque novel, at its heart, is the story of a father, a son, and the country they both call home.

 

What Could Be Saved, Liese O’Halloran Schwarz

When a mysterious man claims to be her long-missing brother, a woman must confront her family’s closely guarded secrets.

 

Survive the Night, Riley Sager

It’s November 1991. Nirvana’s in the tape deck, George H. W. Bush is in the White House, and movie-obsessed college student Charlie Jordan is in a car with a man who might be a serial killer.  Charlie knows the only way to win is to survive the night.

 

The Midcoast, Adam White (local raised author, writing of Damariscotta)

A propulsive drama that cares as deeply about its characters as it does about the crimes they commit, The Midcoast explores the machinations of privilege, the dark recesses of the American dream, and the lies we tell as we try, at all costs, to protect the ones we love.

 

Let’s Not Do That Again, Grant Ginder

One morning the world wakes up not to Nancy making headlines, but her daughter, Greta. She’s in Paris. With extremist protestors. Throwing a bottle of champagne through a beloved bistro’s front window. To save her campaign, not to mention her daughter, Nancy and Nick must find Greta before it’s too late. (Smart, funny, and surprisingly tender)

 

Young Mungo, Douglas Stuart

Both a page-turner and literary tour de force, it is a vivid portrayal of working-class life and a deeply moving and highly suspenseful story of the dangerous first love of two young men.

 

An Honest Lie, Tarryn Fisher

They’ve taken your friend, but only to get to you. What do you do?

Trust, Hernan Diaz

At once an immersive story and a brilliant literary puzzle, TRUST engages the reader in a quest for the truth while confronting the deceptions that often live at the heart of personal relationships, the reality-warping force of capital, and the ease with which power can manipulate facts.

 

The Candy House, Jennifer Eagan

From one of the most celebrated writers of our time comes an “inventive, effervescent” novel about the memory and quest for authenticity and human connection

 

The Lifeguards, Amanda Eyre Ward

A story about the secrets we tell to protect the ones we love and a riveting novel of suspense filled with half-truths and betrayals, fierce love and complicated friendships, and the loss of innocence on one hot summer night.

 

The Summer Place, Jennifer Weiner

The Summer Place is a testament to family in all its messy glory; a story about what we sacrifice and how we forgive. Enthralling, witty, big-hearted, and sharply observed, this is Jennifer Weiner’s love letter to the Outer Cape and the power of home, how our lives are enriched by the people we call family, and the endless ways love can surprise us.

 

Remarkably Bright Creatures, Shelby Van Pel

For fans of A Man Called Ove, a charming, witty, and compulsively enjoyable exploration of friendship, reckoning, and hope that traces a widow’s unlikely connection with a giant Pacific octopus.

 

22 Seconds: The New Women’s Murder Club Novel, James Patterson

SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer has guns on her mind. There’s buzz of a last-ditch shipment of drugs and weapons crossing the Mexican border ahead of new restrictive gun laws. Before Lindsay can act, her top informant tips her to a case that hits disturbingly close to home. Former cops. Professional hits. All with the same warning scrawled on their bodies: You talk, you die. Now it’s Lindsay’s turn to choose.

 

Two Nights in Lisbon, Chris Pavone

A riveting thriller about a woman under pressure and how far she will go when everything is on the line.

 

Geiger, Gustaf Skordeman

Agneta and Stellan Broman have just waved off their daughters and grandchildren when the landline phone rings. The caller says just one word: “Geiger.” Agneta hangs up, finds her old pistol, kills her husband of fifty years, and then disappears from their home without a trace.

 

Love Marriage, Monica Ali

A gloriously acute observer of class, sexual mores, and the mysteries of the human heart, Monica Ali has written a “riveting” social comedy and a moving, revelatory story of two cultures, two families, and two people trying to understand one another.

 

The Home -Wreckers, Mary Kay Andrews

With a burned-out detective investigating the case, an arsonist on the loose, two men playing with her emotions, and layers upon layers of vintage wallpaper causing havoc, it’s a question of who will flip, who will flop, and if Hattie will ever get her happily-ever-after.

 

The Left-Handed Twin, Thomas Perry

Rescue artist Jane Whitefield leads a deadly crime syndicate on a wild chase through the Northeast.

 

Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus

Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (“combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”) proves revolutionary. Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant

 

Four Treasures of the Sky, Jenny Tinghui Zhang

A dazzling debut novel set against the backdrop of the Chinese Exclusion Act, about a Chinese girl fighting to claim her place in the 1880s American West

 

Poguemahone, Patrick McCabe

A swirling, psychedelic, bleakly funny fugue, Patrick McCabe’s epic reinvention of the verse novel combines Modernist fragmentation and Beat spontaneity with Irish folklore, then douses it in whiskey and sets it on fire.

 

The Unknown Beloved, Amy Harmon

The evocative story of two people whose paths collide against the backdrop of mystery, murder, and the Great Depression.

 

 

 

Nonfiction:

The Virtual Leader, How to Manage a Remote Workplace, Takako Hirata

Takako Hirata, an experienced leader of large international virtual teams, shares her proven methods for thriving in the remote workplace with the help of new leadership principles.

 

Keep the Memories Lose the Stuff:  Declutter, Downsize, and Move Forward with Your Life, Matt Paxton

Whether you’re tired of living with clutter, making space for a loved one, or moving to a smaller home or retirement community, this book is for you. Paxton’s unique, step-by-step process gives you the tools you need to get the job done.

 

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents:  How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents, Lindsay C. Gibson

By freeing yourself from your parents’ emotional immaturity, you can recover your true nature, control how you react to them, and avoid disappointment. Finally, you’ll learn how to create positive, new relationships so you can build a better life.

 

The Devil Never Sleeps:  Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters, Juliette Kayyem

An urgent, transformative guide to dealing with disasters from one of today’s foremost thinkers in crisis management.

 

Korean American:  Food That Tastes Like Home, Eric Kim

In this book of recipes and thoughtful insights, especially about his mother, Jean, Eric divulges not only what it means to be Korean American but how, through food and cooking, he found acceptance, strength, and the confidence to own his story.

Dog Stories:  Warm and Wonderful Stories about the Animals Herriot Loves Best, James Herriot

This enchanting program collects some of the Yorkshire vet’s favorite stories about one of his favorite animals, each tale as memorable and heartwarming as the last. 

 

Calming the Bipolar Storm:  A Guide for Patients and their Families, Robert G. Fawcett

Drawing from the author’s experience treating patients with bipolar disorder for more than forty years Calming the Bipolar Storm presents an in-depth, engaging overview of bipolar disorder and its treatment, punctuated with case vignettes and interesting glimpses into the history behind today’s concept of bipolar disorder and its treatments.

 

The Bald Eagle:  The Improbable Journey of America’s Bird, Jack E. Davis

Filled with spectacular stories of Founding Fathers, rapacious hunters, heroic bird rescuers, and the lives of bald eagles themselves―monogamous creatures considered among the animal world’s finest parents―The Bald Eagle is a much-awaited cultural and natural history that demonstrates how this bird’s wondrous journey may provide inspiration today, as we grapple with environmental peril on a larger scale.

 

Parkinson’s Disease:  Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, Peter LeWitt, MD

In one of the most extensive, up-to-date Parkinson’s disease books, you’ll find resources for maintaining realistic optimism while living with Parkinson’s disease. 

 

Time is a Mother, Ocean Vuong

In this deeply intimate second poetry collection, Ocean Vuong searches for life among the aftershocks of his mother’s death, embodying the paradox of sitting within grief while being determined to survive beyond it. 

 

From Strength to Strength:  Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life, Arthur Brooks

Drawing on social science, philosophy, biography, theology, and eastern wisdom, as well as dozens of interviews with everyday men and women, Brooks shows us that true life success is well within our reach. 

Extreme North:  A Cultural History,  Bernd Brunner

An entertaining and informative voyage through cultural fantasies of the North, from sea monsters and a mountain-sized magnet to racist mythmaking.

 

The Soul of Desire:  Discovering the Neuroscience of Longing, Beauty and Community, Curt Thompson, MD

A mature, creative work, weaving together neuroscience and spiritual formation to open up new horizons for thinking not only about the nature of the mind but about what it means to be human.

 

 

 

Mystery:

Last Redemption, Matt Coyle

Will Rick Cahill survive an insidious disease long enough to see his first-born child—or will sadistic killers murder him first?

 

Farnsy:  a novel, William Anthony (local author)

Can Farnsy find the perp while he tries to figure out the mysteries of love? Farnsy is a quirky and heartwarming read for anyone who loves Maine, has been to Maine, plans to visit Maine, or just likes their Maine humor dry.

 

The Caretakers, Amanda Bestor-Siegal

Set in a wealthy Parisian suburb, an emotionally riveting debut told from the point of view of six women, and centered around a group of au pairs, one of whom is arrested after a sudden and suspicious tragedy strikes her host family—a dramatic exploration of identity, class, and caregiving.

 

The Recovery Agent, Janet Evanovich

The launch of a new series that blends wild adventure, hugely appealing characters, and pitch-perfect humor, Inspired by an old family legend, Gabriela sets off for the jungles of Peru in pursuit of the Ring of Solomon and the lost treasure of Cortez. But this particular job comes with a huge problem attached to it. 

 

Give Unto Others, Donna Leon

Brunetti is forced to confront the price of loyalty to his past and in his work, as a seemingly innocent request leads him into troubling waters. 

 

The Marlow Murder Club, Robert Thorogood, Bk 1

One evening, while out swimming in the Thames, Judith, 77, witnesses a brutal murder. The local police don’t believe her story, so she decides to investigate for herself and is soon joined in her quest by Suzie, a salt-of-the-earth dog-walker, and Becks, the prim and proper wife of the local vicar.   Together, they are the Marlow Murder Club.

 

The Patient’s Secret, Loreth Anne White

When the battered body of a female jogger is found beneath the cliffs of an idyllic coastal community, these perfect neighbors suddenly don’t seem so perfect…

 

The Wrong Victim, Allison Brennan

A bomb explodes on a sunset charter cruise out of Friday Harbor at the height of tourist season and kills everyone on board. Now this fishing and boating community is in shock and asking who would commit such a heinous crime—the largest act of mass murder in the history of the San Juan Islands.

 

 

 

Audiobooks:

The Rooted Life:  Cultivation Health and Wholeness Through Growing Your Own Food, Justin Rhodes

Whether you’re looking for greater food security, better health, tastier food, to save or earn money, connect with your food source, this book is for you. If you’re looking for a different kind of life-a life focused on health and wellness-take a look down the road less traveled. 

 

Hell and Other Destinations, a 21st-century memoir, Madeleine Albright

For nearly twenty years, Albright was in constant motion, navigating half a dozen professions, clashing with presidents and prime ministers, and learning every day. Since leaving the State Department, she blazed her own trail and gave voice to millions who yearn for respect, regardless of gender or background.

 

The Sacred Bridge, Anne Hillerman

An ancient mystery resurfaces with ramifications for the present day in this gripping chapter in the Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito series.

 

The Investigator, John Sandford

US Senator Colles offers Letty feet-on-the-ground investigative work. Who is selling stolen oil, and what are they doing with the profits? Rumor has it that a fairly ugly militia group – led by a woman known only as Lorelai – might be involved. Colles wants to know if the money is going to them and, if so, what they’re planning. 

 

Honor, Thrity Umrigar

Dual love stories propel the narrative, as different as the cultures from which they emanate. We follow how Meena fell headfast in love with a person forbidden to her due to his religion and faced the violent consequences of her choice; and Smita’s freedom to have a casual love affair and to decide, later, how much it means to her.

 

Robert B. Parker’s Revenge Tour, Mike Lupica

PI Sunny Randall owes a favor. Her landlord and former client, famous novelist Melanie Joan Hall, is being threatened and blackmailed, and it is up to Sunny and her best friend Spike to ensure her protection. At the same time, Sunny springs into action when her aging ex-cop father, Phil, is threatened by a shady lawyer who desires to settle an old score.

 

The Younger Wife, Sally Hepworth

Sally Hepworth’s latest novel of domestic suspense is about the tangled vines of family secrets.

 

Dream Town, David Baldacci

Private investigator and World War II veteran Aloysius Archer heads to Los Angeles, the city where dreams are made and shattered and is ensnared in a lethal case.

 

Bittersweet:  How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole, Susan Cain

Susan Cain employs a mix of research, storytelling, and memoir to explore why we experience sorrow and longing and how embracing the bittersweetness at the heart of life is the true path to creativity, connection, and transcendence.

 

Hotel Portofino, J.P. O’Connell

A heady historical drama about a British family who opens an upper-class hotel on the magical Italian Riviera during the Roaring Twenties.

 

The Goodbye Coast, Joe Ide

The seductive and relentless figure of Raymond Chandler’s detective, Philip Marlowe, is vividly reimagined in present-day Los Angeles. Marlowe, against his better judgment, accepts two missing person cases, the first a daughter of a faded, tyrannical Hollywood starlet and the second, a British child stolen from his mother by his father.

 

 

Large Print:

Small World, Jonathan Evison

Set against such iconic backdrops as the California gold rush, the development of the transcontinental railroad, and a speeding train of modern-day strangers forced together by fate, it is a grand entertainment that asks big questions.  

 

Four Treasures of the Sky, Jenny Tinghui Zhang

A propulsive and dazzling debut novel set against the backdrop of the Chinese Exclusion Act, about a Chinese girl fighting to claim her place in the 1880s American West.

 

 

 

Graphic Novels:

Tangles:  a story about Alzheimer’s, my mother and me, Sarah Leavitt

Tangles confronts the complexity of Alzheimer’s disease and ultimately releases a knot of memories and dreams to reveal a bond between a mother and a daughter that will never come apart.

 

Science Fiction:

Fugitive Telemetry, the Murderbot Diaries, Martha Wells

When Murderbot discovers a dead body on Preservation Station, it knows it is going to have to assist station security in determining who it was, how, and why they were killed.  The unthinkable is about to Happen:  Murderbot must voluntarily speak to humans.

 

Fantasy:

Lapvona, Ottessa Moshfegh

In a village in a medieval fiefdom buffeted by natural disasters, a motherless shepherd boy finds himself the unlikely pivot of a power struggle that puts all manner of faith to a savage test in a spellbinding novel that represents Ottessa Moshfegh’s most exciting leap yet.

 

Short Stories:

Life Without Children, Roddy Doyle

Love and marriage. Children and family. Death and grief. Life touches everyone the same. But living under lockdown, it changes us alone.

 

 

DVDs:

Death on the Nile                                                      Licorice Pizza

C’mon C’mon                                                           The Outfit

Dog

Parallel Mothers

Cyrano

Safety Not Guaranteed

Uncharted