New Additions to Our Collection

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November 2022 | New Additions to Our Adult Collection

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

 

New Fiction:

Ordinary Grace, William Kent Krueger

Told from Frank’s perspective forty years after that fateful summer, Ordinary Grace is a brilliantly moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.

Home Front, Kristin Hannah

In this powerhouse of a novel, Kristin Hannah explores the intimate landscape of a troubled marriage with this provocative and timely portrait of a husband and wife, in love and at war.
City on Fire, Don Winslow

Two criminal empires together control all of New England. Until a beautiful woman comes between the Irish and the Italians, launching a war that will see them kill each other, destroy an alliance, and set a city on fire. (Beginning of a trilogy)  

The Racketeer, John Grisham

Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.

Lucy by the Sea, Elizabeth Strout

 A poignant, pitch-perfect novel about a divorced couple stuck together during lockdown—and the love, loss, despair, and hope that animate us even as the world seems to be falling apart.

We Begin at the End, Chris Whitaker

An extraordinary novel about two kinds of families―the ones we are born into and the ones we create. Right. Wrong. Life is lived somewhere in between.

A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan

Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. 

Next in Line, Jeffrey Archer

London, 1988. Royal fever sweeps the nation as Britain falls in love with the ‘people’s princess’. Which means, for Scotland Yard, the focus is on the elite Royalty Protection Command and its commanding officer. Entrusted with protecting the most famous family on earth, they quite simply have to be the best. A weak link could spell disaster.

Long Shadows, David Baldacci

When Amos Decker is called to South Florida to investigate a double homicide, the case appears straightforward: A federal judge and her bodyguard have been found dead. . As potential witnesses start disappearing, Decker and White are inexorably pulled down a twisted tunnel of secrets, crimes, and scandal—at the end of which lies Decker’s deadliest threat yet.

Distant Thunder, Stuart Woods

During an intense storm in Dark Harbor, Maine, a perplexing murder lands a dead man on Stone Barrington’s doorstep. As secrets swirl around this mystery man’s identity, Stone quickly sets out to unravel a web of cunning misdirections and lies.  But when Stone’s actions draw the attention of an old enemy, one who will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from getting out, Stone realizes he may have finally met his match.

The Rabbit Hutch, Tess Gunty 

Ethereally beautiful and formidably intelligent, Blandine shares her apartment with three teenage boys she neither likes nor understands, all, like her, now aged out of the state foster care system that has repeatedly failed them, all searching for meaning in their lives.

The Last White Man, Mohsin Hamid

One morning, a man wakes up to find himself transformed. Overnight, Anders’s skin has turned dark, and the reflection in the mirror seems a stranger to him. At first, he shares his secret only with Oona, an old friend turned new lover. Soon, reports of similar events begin to surface. Across the land, people are awakening in new incarnations, uncertain how their neighbors, friends, and family will greet them. The Last White Man powerfully uplifts our capacity for empathy and the transcendence over bigotry, fear, and anger it can achieve.

Lark Ascending, Silas House

With fires devastating much of America, Lark and his family first leave their home in Maryland for Maine. But as the country increasingly falls under the grip of religious nationalism, it becomes clear that nowhere is safe, not just from physical disasters but also persecution. The family secures a place on a crowded boat headed to Ireland, the last place on earth rumored to be accepting American refugees.

The Bodyguard, Katherine Center

Hannah Brooks looks more like a kindergarten teacher than somebody who could kill you with a wine bottle opener. Or a ballpoint pen. Or a dinner napkin. But the truth is, she’s an Executive Protection Agent (aka “bodyguard”), and she just got hired to protect superstar actor Jack Stapleton from his middle-aged, corgi-breeding stalker.

A Map for the Missing, Belinda Huijuan Tang

A beautifully drawn, sensitively rendered portrait of a man desperately searching for his father—and for reconnection, to the past and people he once knew and loved. Both rich in historical detail and timeless in scope, it explores the costs of choosing your own path, whether what’s left behind can ever be retrieved, and whether it is possible to forgive the wounds we inevitably inflict on each other.

The Christmas Spirit, Debbie Macomber

Two lifelong friends decide to trade places the week before Christmas and end up finding love along the way in this delightful novel from the queen of holiday stories, 

Bookish People, Susan Coll

This big-hearted screwball comedy features an intergenerational cast of oblivious authors and over-qualified booksellers—as well as a Russian tortoise named Kurt Vonnegut Jr.—and captures the endearing quirks of some of the best kinds of people: the ones who love good books.

Where the Sky Begins, Rhys Bowen

A woman’s future is determined by fate and choice in a gripping WWII novel about danger, triumph, and second chances.

 

Nonfiction:

It Rains Fishes, Legends, Traditions and the Joys of Thai Cooking,

Kasma Loha-Unchit

Using food as a vehicle, It Rains Fishes, takes us on a journey to Thailand and reveals to us a country rich in natural resources and human spirit, full of exotic and simple pleasures and laden with the flavors, scents, colors, sounds and atmosphere of a tropical paradise. The recipes are as thorough as they are simple to follow.

Rising, Dispatches from the New American Shore, Elizabeth Rush

With every passing day, and every record-breaking hurricane, it grows clearer that climate change is neither imagined nor distant—and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States in irrevocable ways. Weaving firsthand testimonials from those facing this choice—with profiles of wildlife biologists, activists, and other members of these vulnerable communities, Rising privileges the voices of those too often kept at the margins.

The Vampire Film, Alain Silver and James Ursini

This newest edition will track the form’s evolution from such 1970s reinventions as Count Yorga Vampire and Blacula, The Hunger and Vampire’s Kiss in the Eighties, Interview with the Vampire, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and the Blade series in the Nineties, through 30 Days of Night, I Am Legend, and the Underworld series in the first decade of the 21st century. 

The Great Life Cookbook, Priscilla Timberlake and Lewis Freedman, RD

This 240-page hardcover book is filled with authentic lush photos with 96 recipes, from soup to dessert, arranged in 12 seasonal full menus. The recipes serve 20-24, which is perfect for community gatherings, and are easily scaled down to feed a small family.

Jordan, Insight Guides

The Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook, Mark Sisson

. Free of added sugars, processed grains, and refined vegetable oils, all the recipes are aligned with the low-carbohydrate, moderate-protein, high-fat ketogenic diet guidelines and are an easy and delicious way to help you reboot your metabolism in no time.

A Death in the RainForest, Don Kulick

This book takes us inside the village as Kulick came to know it, revealing what it is like to live in a difficult-to-get-to village of 200 people, carved out like a cleft in the middle of a swamp, in the middle of a tropical rainforest. . Finally, though, this is an illuminating look at the impact of white culture on the farthest reaches of the globe – and the story of why this anthropologist realized that he had to leave and give up his study of this language. 

Infuse, Herbal teas to cleanse, nourish and heal, Paula Grainger and Karen Sullivan

With more than 70 expertly formulated recipes for tasty, soothing, caffeine-free infusions, tea tips to help you get the most from your brew, and a comprehensive directory of herbal ingredients and their active properties and benefits, you can blend, brew and sip your way to wellbeing.

Homegrown Tea, Cassie Liversidge

Homegrown Tea explains how to grow a large variety of plants in your own garden, on a balcony or even on a window sill could become your tea cupboard. It shows you how to grow your tea from seeds, cuttings, or small plants, as well as which parts of the plant are used to make tea. Liversidge lays out when and how to harvest your plants, as well as information on how to prepare the plant, including how to dry tea leaves to make tea you can store to last you throughout the year.

The Vapors, David Hill

In this riveting work of forgotten history, native Arkansan David Hill plots the trajectory of everything from organized crime to America’s fraught racial past, examining how a town synonymous with white gangsters supported a burgeoning black middle class. He reveals how the louche underbelly of the South was also home to veterans hospitals and baseball’s spring training grounds, giving rise to everyone from Babe Ruth to President Bill Clinton. Infused with the sights and sounds of America’s entertainment heyday – jazz orchestras and auctioneers, slot machines and suited comedians – The Vapors is an arresting glimpse into a bygone era of American vice.

Robespierre:  The Man Who Divides Us the Most, Marcel Gauchet

This panoramic book tells the story of how the man most associated with the founding of modern French democracy was also the first tyrant of that democracy, and it offers vital lessons for all democracies about the perpetual danger of tyranny.

The Child is the Teacher:  A Life of Maria Montessori, Christina DeStefano

A fresh, comprehensive biography of the pioneering educator and activist who changed the way we look at children’s minds

Bake:  My Best Ever Recipes for the Classics, Paul Hollywood

In BAKE, Paul Hollywood shares his best-ever recipes for classic bakes: cakes, biscuits and cookies, breads and flatbreads, pizza and doughnuts, pastries and pies, and showstopping desserts.

How to Work Remotely, Gemma Dale

Packed with practical exercises and top tips, the book includes advice on well-being when working from home, how to get organized, how to start a new role when you’re not in the office, and suggestions on the best ways to be productive.

Ritual as Remedy:  Embodied Practices for Soul Care, Mara Branscombe

A step-by-step guide to potent self-care and soul-care rituals that awaken freedom, joy, intuition, self-love, and your inner mystic.

 

Mystery:

Ink and Shadows, Ellery Adams

Controversy erupts in Miracle Springs, North Carolina, when the owner of the local bookstore tries to play peacekeeper—but winds up playing detective instead 

Treasure State, C.J. Box

Private Investigator Cassie Dewell’s business is thriving, and her latest case puts her on the hunt for a slippery con man who’s disappeared somewhere in the “treasure state”.

Daisy Darker, Alice Feeney

After years of avoiding each other, Daisy Darker’s entire family is assembling for Nana’s 80th birthday party in Nana’s crumbling gothic house on a tiny tidal island. Trapped on an island where someone is killing them one by one, the Darkers must reckon with their present mystery as well as their past secrets, before the tide comes in and all is revealed.

Alias Emma, Ava Glass

A British spy has twelve hours to deliver her asset across London after Russia hacks the city’s security cameras. Can she make it without being spotted . . . or killed?

A Truth to Lie For, Ann Perry

A lethal new weapon endangers all of Europe—unless Elena Standish can rescue an ingenious scientist from Hitler’s clutches.

Fox Creek, William Kent Krueger

 Cork O’Connor races against time to save his wife, a mysterious stranger, and an Ojibwe healer from bloodthirsty mercenaries.

You’re Invited, Amanda Jayatissa

What could be worse than your ex-boyfriend marrying your childhood best friend? Getting accused of her murder… 

Die Around Sundown, Mark Pryor

The first entry in an exciting mystery series set in Paris during World War II, where a detective is forced to solve a murder while protecting his own secrets.

 

Audiobooks:

House of Spies, Daniel Silva

Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9/11, terrorists leave a trail of carnage through London’s glittering West End. The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose thread. The thread leads Gabriel Allon and his team of operatives to the south of France and to the gilded doorstep of Jean-Luc Martel and Olivia WatsonTogether, under Gabriel’s skilled hand, they will become an unlikely pair of heroes in the global war on terror.

The Unlikely Spy, Daniel Silver

In wartime,” Winston Churchill wrote, “truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.” For Britain’s counterintelligence operations, this meant finding the unlikeliest agent imaginable—a history professor named Alfred Vicary, handpicked by Churchill himself to expose a highly dangerous, but unknown, traitor. The Nazis, however, have also chosen an unlikely agent. Catherine Blake is the beautiful widow of a war hero, a hospital volunteer—and a Nazi spy under direct orders from Hitler: uncover the Allied plans for D-Day…

The Other Woman, Daniel Silva

Gabriel is lured into the hunt for the traitor after his most important asset inside Russian intelligence is brutally assassinated while trying to defect in Vienna. His quest for the truth will lead him backward in time, to the twentieth century’s greatest act of treason, and, finally, to a spellbinding climax along the banks of the Potomac River outside Washington that will leave readers breathless.

The Messenger, Daniel Silva

Gabriel Allon—art restorer and spy—is about to face the greatest challenge of his life. An al-Qaeda suspect is killed in London, and photographs are found on his computer—photographs that lead Israeli intelligence to suspect that al-Qaeda is planning one of its most audacious attacks ever, aimed straight at the heart of the Vatican. 

The Secret Servant, Daniel Silva

While in Amsterdam, Israeli intelligence officer and master art restorer Gabriel Allon discovers a plot that is about to explode in the middle of London. The daughter of the American ambassador is to be brutally kidnapped. But Gabriel arrives too late to save her. And when he reveals his face to the plot’s masterminds, his fate is sealed as well. 

Against All Enemies, Tom Clancy

The Taliban is trying to exploit a Mexican drug cartel to which they supply opium as a means to bring the fire of jihad to the hearts of the infidels. It is up to Moore, and his team, to infiltrate and dismantle the drug cartel, even as they hunt for those who would bring the ultimate terror and destruction to the streets of America.

Commander in Chief, Tom Clancy

 A floating natural gas facility in Lithuania is blown up. A Venezuelan prosecutor is assassinated. A devastating attack on a Russian troop train kills dozens. A chaotic world is the best camouflage for a series of seemingly unrelated attacks.

Only one man recognizes an ominous pattern in the reports of terror from around the globe. U.S. President Jack Ryan sees a guiding hand in the worldwide chaos, but before he can act he needs proof.

Locked On, Tom Clancy

Jack Ryan Jr.–along with the covert warriors of the Campus–continues to uphold his legendary father’s legacy of courage and honor A devout enemy of Jack Sr. launches a privately-funded vendetta to discredit him and connect him to a mysterious killing in his longtime ally John Clark’s past. All they have to do is catch him.

Night Moves, Jonathan Kellerman

Even with all his years of experience, LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis knows there are crimes his skill and savvy cannot solve alone. That’s when he calls on brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware to read between the lines, where the darkest motives lurk. And if ever the good doctor’s insight is needed, it’s at the scene of a murder as baffling as it is brutal.

Heartbreak Hotel, Jonathan Kellerman

At nearly one hundred years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients that child psychologist Alex Delaware normally treats. When questions arise about how Thalia perished, Alex and homicide detective Milo Sturgis must peel back the layers of a fascinating but elusive woman’s life and embark on one of the most baffling investigations either of them has ever experienced. 

The Girl Who Lived Twice, David Lagercrantz

Mikael Blomkvist is trying to reach Lisbeth Salander – the fierce, unstoppable girl with the dragon tattoo. He needs her help unraveling the identity of a man who died with Blomkvist’s phone number in his pocket – a man who does not exist in any official records and whose garbled last words hinted at knowledge that would be dangerous to important people. But Lisbeth has disappeared. 

Red War, Vince Flynn

Desperate to understand what’s causing Russia’s leader, Krupin’s uncharacteristically erratic behavior and Russia’s aggressive moves in the region, America begins working with Russia’s disgraced prime minister to stage a coup. Its success relies on Mitch Rapp’s ability to successfully find and quietly get rid of the ailing president before Europe is drawn into a war with a man who has nothing to lose.

The New Iberia Blues, James Lee Burke

The shocking death of a young woman leads detective Dave Robicheaux into the dark corners of Hollywood, the mafia, and the backwoods of Louisiana 

Light of the World, James Lee Burke

Serial killer Asa Surrette narrowly escaped the death penalty for the string of heinous murders he committed while capital punishment was outlawed in Kansas. But following a series of damning articles written by Dave Robicheaux’s daughter Alafair about possible other crimes committed by Surette, the killer escapes from a prison transport van and heads to Montana – where an unsuspecting Dave happens to have gone to take in the sweet summer air.

The Wrong Side of Goodbye, Michael Connelly

Harry Bosch is California’s newest private investigator. He doesn’t advertise, he doesn’t have an office, and he’s picky about who he works for, but it doesn’t matter. Soon one of Southern California’s biggest moguls comes calling. He has less than six months to live and a lifetime of regrets. He hires Bosch to find out whether he has an heir. Using all of his cold-case skills, Bosch pieces together a 65-year-old mystery and finds out that the case is not as simple – or as cold – as he thought.

Two Kinds of Truth, Michael Connelly

Two cases wind around each other like strands of barbed wire. Along the way, Bosch discovers that there are two kinds of truth: The kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness.

The Hellfire Club, Jake Tapper

Charlie Marder is an unlikely congressman. struggling to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, DC, alongside his young wife, Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own. When Charlie discovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of governance, he has to fight not only for his principles and his newfound political career…but for his life.

Providence Rag, Bruce DeSilva

Inspired by a true story, Providence Rag finds Mulligan, his pal Mason, and the newspaper they both work for at an ethical crossroad. The youngest serial killer in history butchered five of his neighbors before he was old enough to drive. When he was caught eighteen years ago, Rhode Island’s antiquated criminal statutes required that all juveniles, no matter their crimes, be released at age twenty-one. As Mason sets out to prove officials are perverting the justice system, Mulligan searches frantically for some legal way to keep the monster behind bars. 

The Winners, Fredrik Backman

The Winners returns to the close-knit, resilient community of Beartown for a story about first loves, second chances, and last goodbyes.

Haven, Emma Donoghue

Three men vow to leave the world behind them as they set out in a small boat for an island their leader has seen in a dream, with only faith to guide them.

The It Girl, Ruth Ware

 A mystery you won’t be able to put down following a woman on the search for answers a decade after her friend’s murder.

 

Fantasy:

The Book Eaters, Sunyi Dean

Out on the Yorkshire Moors lives a secret line of people for whom books are food, and who retain all of a book’s content after eating it. Devon—like all other book eater women—is raised on a carefully curated diet of fairy tales and cautionary stories. But real life doesn’t always come with happy endings, as Devon learns when her son is born with a rare and darker kind of hunger—not for books, but for human minds.

 

Short Stories:

Thank you, Mr. Nixon, Gish Jen

Beginning with a cheery letter penned by a Chinese girl in heaven to “poor Mr. Nixon” in hell, Gish Jen embarks on a fictional journey through U.S.-China relations, capturing the excitement of a world on the brink of tectonic change.

 

DVDs:

Seven Worlds One Planet, narrated by David Attenborough

The film features extraordinary animal behavior and untold wildlife stories from each continent.  We discover how our seven worlds gave rise to the great diversity of life on Earth today and reveal the challenges now faced by animals in a world shaped by us.

Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

Mr. Malcolm’s List

When she fails to meet his list of requirements for a bride, Julia is jilted by London’s Most eligible bachelor.  She convinces her friend to play the role of his ideal match.  Soon, he wonders whether he’s found the perfect woman or the perfect hoax.