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.

May 2022 | New Additions to Our Adult Collection

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

 

New Fiction:

The Resting Place, Camilla Sten (translated by Alexandra Fleming)

Inheriting a house tucked away in the Swedish woods from her cruel grandmother, Eleanor, seeking the truth about her grandmother’s murder and the killer, soon regrets disturbing what rests in this place with a dark past.

 

Portrait of a Thief, Grace D. Liu

A lush, lyrical heist novel inspired by the true story of Chinese art vanishing from Western museums, about diaspora, the colonization of art, and the complexity of the Chinese American identity.

 

What Happened to the Bennetts, Lisa Scottoline

Jason Bennett is a suburban dad. He is driving his family home after his daughter’s game when a pickup truck begins tailgating them, on a dark stretch of road. Suddenly two men jump from the pickup and pull guns on Jason, demanding the car. A horrific flash of violence changes his life forever.

 

Portrait of a Thief, Grace D. Li

A lush, lyrical heist novel inspired by the true story of Chinese art vanishing from Western museums, about diaspora, the colonization of art, and the complexity of the Chinese American identity.

 

The Forever Summer, Jamie Brenner

Filled with shocking revelations, heartfelt romance, and resilient women banding together against the most unexpected twists of fate, The Forever Summer is an emotionally resonant story and a delicious escape for any season.

 

Citizen Vince, Jess Walter

Beginning his witness-protection job at a doughnut restaurant in the week before the 1980 presidential election, small-time thief Vince Camden finds himself unwittingly embroiled in a local politician’s troubles, involved in a credit-card scam, and torn between relationships with a beautiful law clerk and a neurotic prostitute.

 

Landslide, Susan Conley

Conley’s stunning portrait of a family at odds is as compelling as it is moving and asks how to remain devoted when the eye of the storm closes in.

 

Dream Town, David Baldacci

It is New Year’s Eve, 1952 in Los Angeles. Private Investigator, Aloysius Archer, is dining with his friend and rising Hollywood star, Liberty Callahan when they’re approached by Eleanor Lamb, a famous screenwriter, who would like to hire him as she suspects someone is trying to kill her.

 

What Happened to the Bennetts, Lisa Scottoline

Jason Bennett is a suburban dad who owns a court-reporting business, but one night, his life takes a horrific turn. Taken from all they know, trapped in an unfamiliar life, the Bennetts begin to fall apart at the seams. Then Jason learns a shocking truth and realizes that he has to take matters into his own hands. 

 

Lost Apothecary, Sarah Penner

Aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, running from her own demons. When she stumbles upon a clue to the unsolved apothecary murders that haunted London two hundred years ago, her life collides with the apothecary’s in a stunning twist of fate, and not everyone will survive.

 

Chasing the Boogeyman, Richard Chizmar  

In the summer of 1988, the mutilated bodies of several missing girls begin to turn up in a small Maryland town. The grisly evidence leads police to the terrifying assumption that a serial killer is on the loose in the quiet suburb. But soon a rumor begins to spread that the evil stalking local teens is not entirely human. 

 

The Sweetness of Water, Nathan Harris

In the spirit of The Known World and The Underground Railroad, a profound debut about the unlikely bond between two freedmen who are brothers and the Georgia farmer whose alliance will alter their lives, and his, forever. 

 

Felonious Monk, William Kotzwinkle

Meet Tommy Martini the monk with an anger management problem.  Since killing somebody with a single punch is not a needed talent in a monastery, he spends his time praying, meditating and taking his anger management medicine. But his meditations are interrupted by a legacy from his uncle, a crooked priest.

 

Double Threat, F. Paul Wilson

In the southwestern desert, a mysterious cult prays for the return of the Visitors Only one creature can derail that grand and glorious event: An evil entity, known as the Duad, can keep the Visitors from arriving and prevent the transfiguration to come.

 

 

Nonfiction:

The Rise and Fall of Christian Ireland, Crawford Gribben

Crawford Gribben describes the ancient emergence, long dominance, sudden division, and recent decline of Ireland’s most important religion, as a way of telling the history of the island and its peoples, from earliest times to the present day

 

Origin:  A Genetic History of the Americas, Jennifer Raff

In this study of both past and present, a celebrated anthropologist tells the story of who the first peoples in America were based on their complete genomes, providing a glimpse into how the tools of genetics reveal details about human history and evolution.

 

Portrait of Patagonia:  Futaleufu, Chile, Liz McGregor & Alex Nicks

The Futaleufu River Valley in Chilean Patagonia is a journey back to another time when life was more simple, serene, and spacious, to a place where the daily rhythm comes from the river, the fields, and the sky.

The Addiction Spectrum, Paul Thomas, MD, & Jennifer Margulis, PhD

With the help of the 13-point plan and individual protocols detailed in this book, you have the power to change your destiny.

 

Hope in Times of Fear: The Resurrection and the Meaning of Easter, Timothy Keller

The Resurrection accounts of Jesus in the Gospels are the most dramatic and impactful stories ever told. One similarity unites each testimony–that none of his most loyal and steadfast followers could “see” it was him, back from the dead. The reason for this is at the very foundation of the Christian faith.

 

Keats Complete Poetical Works, ed. Horace E. Scudder

 

The Complete Do-It-Yourself Bike Book, Mel Allwood

This is everything you need to know to fix, maintain, and get the most out of your bike.

 

Done With the Crying:  Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children, Sheri McGregor

You never expect a son or daughter to cut ties and walk away from the family– but it happens. McGregor helps parents of estranged adults plan ahead, prepare for emotional triggers, and prevail over setbacks and pain. With exercises derived from her work as a life coach and her own recovery,

 

Songs of Ships and Sailors, Bygone Ballads of Maine, vol. 1, ed. Julia Lane & Fred Gosbee

Drawn from recordings and archives of Maine singers and collectors, the songs tell powerful stories of sailing, fishing, storms, shipwreck, piracy sea battles, and loved ones left at home.

 

There are Places in the World Where Rules are Less Important Than Kindness, Carlo Rovelli

This new collection of essays reveals a curious intellect always on the move.  Rovelli invites us on an enlightening voyage through science, literature, philosophy, and politics.

 

Things to Look Forward To: 52 Large and Small Joys for Today and Every Day, Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall has gathered a collection of joyful things for all of us:  things that are always there if we look for them.

 

Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life, Louise Aronson

Harvard-trained geriatrician Louise Aronson uses stories from her quarter-century of caring for patients and draws from history, science, literature, popular culture, and her own life to weave a vision of old age that’s neither nightmare nor utopian fantasy–a vision full of joy, wonder, frustration, outrage, and hope about aging, medicine, and humanity itself. Elderhood is for anyone who is, in the author’s own words, “aging, i.e., still-breathing human being.

 

 

Mystery:

Dark Sky, C.J. Box

Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett must accompany a Silicon Valley CEO on a hunting trip–but soon learns that he himself may be the hunted.

 

Shadows Reel, C. J. Box

Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett and his wife Marybeth make separate discoveries that put the Pickett family in a pair of killers’ crosshairs.

 

Long Range, C. J. Box

Someone is shooting at a prominent local judge, and his wife has been wounded. All signs point to the shots having been taken from an impossibly long distance. How could the shooting have been arranged? 

 

The Cure for What Ales You, Ellie Alexander

Amateur sleuth and brewer Sloan Krause contends with her past-and a murder related to it. (Cozy)

 

 

Audiobooks:

What Happened to the Bennetts, Lisa Scottoline
Jason Bennett is a suburban dad who owns a court-reporting business, but one night, his life takes a horrific turn. He is driving his family home after his daughter’s field hockey game when a pickup truck begins tailgating them, on a dark stretch of road. Suddenly two men jump from the pickup and pull guns on Jason, demanding the car. A horrific flash of violence changes his life forever.

 

A Sunlit Weapon:  a Maisie Dobbs Novel, Jacqueline Winspear

October 1942. Attacks on British planes that cause a pilot’s death lead female pilot Jo Hardy to seek help from investigator Maisie Dobbs, who suspects a connection to the arrival of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

 

One Italian Summer, Rebecca Serle

When Katy’s mother dies, she is left reeling. Carol wasn’t just Katy’s mom, but her best friend and first phone call. To make matters worse, the mother- daughter trip of a lifetime looms: two weeks in Positano. But as soon as she steps foot on the beautiful Amalfi Coast, Katy begins to feel her mother’s spirit. And then Carol appears for real–in the flesh, healthy and sun-tanned … and thirty years old.

 

The Dickens Boy, Thomas Keneally

Edward Dickens, the tenth child of author Charles Dickens, has consistently let down his parents. Unable to apply himself at school and adrift in life, the teenaged boy is sent to Australia in the hopes that he can make something of himself – or at least fall out of the public eye. Determined to prove to his parents and more importantly, himself, that he can succeed in this vast and unfamiliar wilderness, Edward works hard at his new life amidst various livestock, bushrangers, shifty stock agents, and frontier battles.

 

Biography:

Untamed, Glennon Doyle

In her most revealing and powerful memoir yet, the activist, speaker, bestselling author, and “patron saint of female empowerment” (People) explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet others’ expectations and start trusting the voice deep within us.

 

Large Print:

Her Hidden Genius, Marie Benedict

Rosalind Franklin has always been an outsider–brilliant, but different. She feels closest to science, those unchanging laws of physics and chemistry that guide her experiments. When she is assigned to work on DNA, she believes she can unearth its secrets.  Then it finally happens–the double helix structure of DNA reveals itself to her with perfect clarity. But what unfolds next, Rosalind could have never predicted.

 

Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket, Hilma Wolitzer

In this collection, Hilma Wolitzer invites us inside the private world of domestic bliss, seen mostly through the lens of Paulie and Howard’s gloriously ordinary marriage. Wolitzer captures the tensions, contradictions and unexpected detours of daily life with wit, candor and an acutely observant eye.

 

 

Graphic Novels:

Fun Home, A Family Tragicomic, Alison Bechdel

An unusual memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father, a historic preservation expert dedicated to restoring the family’s Victorian home, funeral home director, high-school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.

 

To Drink and to Eat, Tales and Techniques from a French Kitchen, Guillaume Long

If you want to take your culinary skills from cook to master chef, you’ll need to know a few things. Where can you get not just good, but the best wild garlic? What are the tried-and-true utensils every master chef’s kitchen should have? Which recipe should you have in your back pocket for preparing to perfection at a moment’s notice? What are the best wine pairings for your next dinner party? Aspiring chefs who need new tricks in the kitchen: You’re not alone. Guillaume Long has asked and answered all your culinary questions. 

 

 

Science Fiction:

Sea of Tranquility, Emily St. John Mandel

A novel of art, time, love, and plague that takes the reader from an island off Vancouver in 1912 to a dark colony of the moon three hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and planets.

 

Secrets of the Chocolate House, Paula Brackston

After her adventures in the seventeenth century, Xanthe does her best to settle back into the rhythm of life in Marlborough. While looking for new stock for the shop, Xanthe hears the song of a copper chocolate pot. Soon after, she has an upsetting vision of Samuel in great danger, compelling her to make another journey to the past. This time she’ll meet her most dangerous adversary. This time her ability to travel to the past will be tested. This time she will discover her true destiny.

 

DVDs:

All Creatures Great and Small