New Books


New Books 11/20/20

Fiction

Daylight by David Baldacci

FBI Agent Altee Pine’s search for her twin sister who was kidnapped when they were six finally comes to an end, but not before she gets involved in a drug ring investigation and a scheme that is a worldwide threat. This is the third book in the series.

The Best American Short Stories 2020

This anthology series has been selecting the best short stories of the year since 1915.  It has a history of selecting stories by authors who have now become household names. Each year, a writer serves as guest editor and selects the stories. This year the editor is Curtis Sittenfeld

Piece of My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke

With just days to go before her wedding, television producer Laurie Morgan must find her groom’s missing seven year old nephew.

Hot to Trot by M. C. Beaton

Agatha investigates the murder of a former lover’s new bride in the 31st installment of the Agatha Raisin series.

All That Glitters by Danielle Steel

An exceptional young woman’s fortunate life is shattered by the death of her parents in a terrorist attack.  As she rebuilds her life, she discovered what is truly important.

Audio Books

A Time for Mercy (CD) by John Grisham

Jake Brigance from A Time to Kill and Sycamore Row takes on the defense of a 16 year old boy who is charged with killing a local deputy.

The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop (CD) by Fannie Flagg

In this follow up to Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café, Bud Threadgoode returns to Whistle Stop with surprising results.

Nonfiction

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

The first volume of Obama’s presidential memoirs begins with his search for identity and his political education and which lead to his becoming the first black American to win the presidency. His perspective on presidential power and partisan politics are discussed as well as the effects of his presidency on his family.

Large Print Books

Fortune and Glory by Janet Evanovich

Stephanie Plum’s grandmother needs help. Her new husband has died and has left her the keys to a fortune. They have to find it before someone else does.

Marauder by Clive Cussler

In the 15th book of the Oregon files, Cabrillo and his crew must stop terrorists from releasing a deadly chemical weapon

Return to Virgin River by Robin Carr

The 21st  Virgin River Novel is a Christmas story. Writer’s block and grief over her mother’s death prompt a writer to retreat to a cabin in Virgin River. That was the plan, until she arrived and discovered the cabin burnt.

Hidden in Plain Sight by Jeffrey Archer

In the 2nd Detective William Warwick Novel, Warwick is assigned to the Drug Squad where he and his team set a trap for a criminal network.

Elsewhere by Dean Koontz

A father and his 11 year old daughter are given a device that allows them to travel between parallel planes, but someone with evil intentions is after the device.

Truly, Madly, Deeply by Karen Kingsbury

This installment of the Baxter Family series focuses on Tommy, who at 18, is determined to follow a career choice that his father approves of, but his mother is against. Throw in a first love and a serious illness, and you have a novel full of romance and family drama.

Shakeup by Stuart Woods

In the 55th entry in the Stone Barrington Series, Barrington’s plans for peace and quiet disappear as he tracks down malfeasance in New York and Washington.

Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella

Romance and comedy follow when Matt, who was scheduled to attend a cancelled martial arts retreat, joins a writer’s retreat and meets Ava. The romance flourishes on the coast of the Mediterranean, but will their differences tear them apart when they return to their everyday lives in London?


New Books 11/13/20

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

A space voyager living her dream of exploring new worlds lands on a distant planet ripe for colonization before her discovery of a mysterious relic transforms her life and threatens the entire human race.

The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly

A defense attorney’s life is turned upside down when a client’s body is found in his trunk, and he tries to defend himself from a jail cell.

Marauder by Clive Cussler

In the 15th book of the Oregon files, Cabrillo and his crew must stop terrorists from releasing a deadly chemical weapon

In the Lion’s Den by Barbara Taylor Bradford

This 2nd historical novel in Bradford’s Falconer saga covers the years 1889 to 1892. Falconer has become the right hand man to the head of a prestigious London shipping firm. His life, however, is not without romantic and professional setbacks.

One Last Lie (Large Print) by Paul Doiron

The 11th Mike Bowditch mystery follows the game warden as he investigates the disappearance of a retired game warden who acted as a surrogate father to him.

Shadows of Foxworth (Large Print) by V.C. Andrews

The third part of the prequel to Flowers in the Attic, focuses on Corrine Dixon Foxworth’s story from her teen pregnancy to a life trapped with a domineering husband.

The Searcher by Tana French

A Chicago police detective retires to a peaceful Irish village hoping for a calm existence, but he soon discovers that even villages have a dark secrets.

The Last Druid by Terry Brooks

The Last Druid is the conclusion of the classic fantasy series, the Shannara Saga, which has included over 30 books written over a span of more than 40 years.

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

What if there was a library that held books that described what your life might have been if you had made other choices? In the Midnight Library those books exist. Would you want to know what might have happened? Would you want to trade in your current life for another one created by different choices?

The River by Peter Heller

Two college friends decide to take a leisurely canoe trip, but a wildfire and an overheard argument change their plans.

When Truth Mattered: The Kent State Shootings Fifty Years Later by Robert Giles

Robert Giles was the young editor at the Akron Beacon Journal at the time of the Kent State shootings. The Beacon Journal’s coverage of the events of that day was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and has remained a truthful narrative of the events that took place.  On the 50th Anniversary of the Kent State shootings, Giles has written about not only what happened on campus that day, but the events in the newsroom and the search for the truth.

Manipulating the Masses: Woodrow Wilson and the Birth of American Propaganda by John M. Hamilton

During World War I, the government began to use propaganda as a way to shape the attitudes of the American People. Woodrow Wilson established the Committee on Public Information which featured the message that Wilson wanted in systemic propaganda which was distributed in articles, cartoons, advertisements, posters, and many other forms of media.

Zoom for Dummies by Phil Simon

Many of us are using Zoom to hold meetings with coworkers this year, but there are features that not all of us know how to use. This title gives tips on how to share your screen, record calls, and set meeting security and privacy among other things.

Didn’t See That Coming: Putting Life Back Together When Your World Falls Apart by Rachel Hollis

This short self help guide shows people how to find value in difficult times and to learn from their experiences.

 

New Books 11/05/20

The Christmas Star (Large Print) by Donna VanLiere

Book 11 in VanLiere’s heartwarming series of Christmas stories revolves around a volunteer at an after school program and a 7 year old foster child who turns out to be a budding matchmaker.

A Christmas Resolution by Anne Perry

In book 18 in Perry’s Christmas Stories Series, Celia the new wife of Detective John Hooper wants her best friend to be happy in her romance. But is the man her friend is about to marry the devout person she believes he is?

Hidden in Plain Sight by Jeffrey Archer

In the 2nd Detective William Warwick Novel, Warwick is assigned to the Drug Squad where he and his team set a trap for a criminal network.

Fortune and Glory by Janet Evanovich

Stephanie Plum’s grandmother needs help. Her new husband has died and has left her the keys to a fortune. The problem is that they have to find it before someone else does.

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

A socialite heads to a mysterious isolated mansion in Mexico to rescue her newlywed cousin, but what she finds there are secrets hiding violence and madness.

The Practice by Seth Godin

Godin shows us how to use our creativity productively and consistently so that it leads to success.

Taste of Home Annual Recipes 2021

This collection contains the best recipes that have appeared in the past year’s issues of Taste of Home magazine. Since the recipes are contributed by readers, they tend to be practical and family friendly.

The Internet Made Easy: Find What You’ve Been Searching For by James Bernstein

If you need help with downloading programs and files, streaming music and videos, shopping online, or paying bills online, this may be the book for you. You will also find tips on safety and security, backing up information, deciphering search results and using social media sites.

The Beautiful Mystery (Audio Book) by Louise Penny

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Sûreté du Québec investigate the murder of the choir director in a cloistered monastery where the monks are known for their beautiful Gregorian Chants in this audio version of the 12th book in the Inspector Gamache Series. (If you like Gregorian Chants, the library has at least a dozen CDs of them. Ask at the Circulation Desk!)

 

New Books 10/29/20

Shakeup by Stuart Woods

In the 55th entry in the Stone Barrington Series, Barrington’s plans for peace and quiet disappear as he tracks down malfeasance in New York and Washington.

Three Women Disappear by James Patterson

A manipulative accountant is found murdered. His wife, his personal chef, and his maid all have motives but they all manage to disappear leaving the police to wonder who the murderer is and are there more victims?  Patterson’s coauthor for this title is Shan Serafin.

The Sentinel by Lee and Andrew Child

The 25th Jack Reacher book is co-written by Lee Child’s brother Andrew. In a small town in Tennessee, Reacher stumbles onto a conspiracy involving a cyber attack on the town’s records after saving the town’s former IT manager from an ambush.

Truly, Madly, Deeply by Karen Kingsbury

This installment of the Baxter Family series focuses on Tommy, who at 18, is determined to follow a career choice that his father approves of, but his mother is against. Throw in a first love and a serious illness, and you have a novel full of romance and family drama.

Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella

Romance and comedy follow when Matt, who was scheduled to attend a cancelled martial arts retreat, joins a writer’s retreat and meets Ava. The romance flourishes on the coast of the Mediterranean, but will their differences tear them apart when they return to their everyday lives in London?

You Betrayed Me by Lisa Jackson

Book 3 of the Cahills trilogy has it all: wealth, murder, greed, infidelity, ambition and betrayal.

The Noel Letters by Richard Paul Evans

An editor from a New York publishing house receives letters that change how she sees her past and her future when she returns home to see her dying father and inherits his bookstore. This is the 4th book in the Noel collection.

Troubles in Paradise (Large Print) by Elin Hilderbrand

In the conclusion to the Paradise Trilogy, Irene Steel and her sons move to St. Johns where the secrets and lies about her husband’s double life are revealed.

Thick as Thieves (Large Print) by Sandra Brown

The results of a robbery gone bad are examined in this thriller. Four men took part in the crime, one died, one became a war hero, one is a corrupt District Attorney, and the fourth went missing along with the loot from the heist. When the daughter of the missing man returns to the family home after 20 years, the two surviving conspirators are also in town watching and waiting. 

Microsoft Excel Formulas & Functions 5th Edition by Ken Bluttman

This entry from the For Dummies Series shows how to use the formulas and functions in Microsoft Excel to make life easier and to automate repetitive takes on spreadsheets. The 2019 version of Excel is covered, but the information can be applied to earlier versions.

Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote by Ellen Carol DuBois

From Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Sojourner Truth to Ida Wells-Barnett, Carrie Chapman Catt and Alice Paul, this history of the women’s suffrage movement covers the strategies used and issues faced during the fight for suffrage.

New Books 10/22/20

The Andromeda Evolution by Daniel H. Wilson; created by Michael Crichton

This is a sequel to Crichton’s 1969 bestseller The Andromeda Strain

The Book of Two Ways (Large Print) by Jodi Picoult

The survivor of a plane crash faces a choice that will alter the course of her life.

 Chance of a Lifetime (Large Print) by Jude Deveraux and Tara Sheets

A young man whose actions altered the future of the woman he loves is sent back to her to give her the future that she was supposed to have.

The Evening and the Morning (Large Print) by Ken Follett (Kingsbridge Series Book 4)

Fans of Follett’s Pillars of the Earth Series, may enjoy this prequel set in England at the beginning of the Middle Ages.

A Crisis Wasted: Barack Obama’s Defining Decisions by Reed Hundt

The author proposes that the domestic policy decisions that Obama made between September 2008 and his inauguration four months later defined his presidency and lead to the election of Donald Trump

 His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life by Jonathan Alter

Although Carter has written about his past himself, his books usually focus on a specific era. This is the first full length biography which was written with the cooperation of Carter and his family. Carter has lead a varied life. His boyhood was spent on a farm in the Jim Crow south without water or electricity. He graduated from the Naval Academy and became a nuclear engineer in the submarine service. When he was elected to the Presidency, he worked on peace, diversity and human rights. For these efforts he won the Nobel Peace prize in 2002. After his retirement from politics he worked on global health and homelessness.

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