New Arrivals 2018

Fiction – August Arrivals


Adler-Olsen, Jussi
The Washington decree : a novel
Summary:Sixteen years before Democratic Senator Bruce Jansen was elected president of the United States, a PR stunt brought together five very different people: fourteen-year-old Dorothy “Doggie” Rogers, small-town sheriff T. Perkins, single mother Rosalie Lee, well-known journalist John Bugatti, and the teenage son of one of Jansen’s employees, Wesley Barefoot. In spite of their differences, the five remain bonded by their shared experience and devotion to their candidate. For Doggie, who worked the campaign trail with Wesley, Jansen’s election is a personal victory: a job in the White House, proof to her Republican father that she was right to support Jansen, and the rise of an intelligent, clear-headed leader with her own ideals. But the triumph is short-lived: Jansen’s pregnant wife is assassinated on election night.
ISBN:152474252X, 9781524742522

Bowen, Rhys
Four funerals and maybe a wedding
Summary:“In the days leading up to her wedding to Darcy O’Mara, Lady Georgiana Rannoch takes on the responsibilities of a grand estate, but proving she can run a household just may be the death of her in the new Royal Spyness Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service. If only Darcy and I had eloped! What I thought would be a simple wedding has been transformed into a grand affair, thanks to the attendance of the queen, who has offered up the princesses as bridesmaids. Silly me! I thought that withdrawing from the royal line of succession would simplify my life. But before Darcy and I tie the knot in front of queen and country, we have to find a place to live as man and wife… House hunting turns out to be a pretty grim affair. Just as we start to lose hope, my globetrotting godfather offers us his fully staffed country estate. Mistress of Eynsleigh I shall be! With Darcy off in parts unknown, I head to Eynsleigh alone, only to have my hopes dashed. The grounds are in disarray and the small staff is suspiciously incompetent. Not to mention the gas tap leak in my bedroom, which I can only imagine was an attempt on my life. Something rotten is afoot–and bringing the place up to snuff may put me six feet under before I even get a chance to walk down the aisle..”–
ISBN:0425283526, 9780425283523

Brandreth, Benet
The spy of Venice
ISBN:1681777983, 9781681777986

Candlish, Louise
Our House
ISBN:045148911X, 9780451489111

Carlisle, Kate
Buried in books
Summary:“In the latest in this New York Times bestselling series, matrimony and murder collide as San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright walks down the aisle… Brooklyn has it all covered. She’s triple-checked her wedding to-do list, and everything is on track for the upcoming ceremony with the love of her life, security expert Derek Stone. Not everyone has been as lucky in love as Brooklyn. Her old college roommates Heather and Sara lost touch twelve years ago when Sara stole Heather’s boyfriend. Brooklyn was caught in the middle and hasn’t seen her former besties since their falling-out. When they both show up at her surprise bridal shower, Brooklyn is sure drama will ensue. But she’s touched when the women seem willing to sort out their differences and gift her rare copies of The Three Musketeers and The Red Fairy Book. Brooklyn’s prewedding calm is shattered when one of her formerly feuding friends is found murdered and Brooklyn determines that one of the rare books is a forgery. She can’t help but wonder if the victim played a part in this fraud, or if she was targeted because she discovered the scam. With a killer and con artist on the loose, Brooklyn and Derek–with the unsolicited help of their meddling mothers–must catch the culprit before their big day turns into a big mess”–
ISBN:045147774X, 9780451477743, 9780698411128

Carpenter, Lea
Red, white, blue : a novel
ISBN:1524732141, 9781524732141, 9781524732158

Clayton, Meg Waite
Beautiful Exiles
ISBN:1503900835, 9781503900837

Connolly, Sheila
Murder at the mansion : a Victorian village mystery
Summary:“Katherine Hamilton’s goal in high school was to escape from her dead-end hometown of Asheford, Maryland. Fifteen years later she’s got a degree in hospitality management and a great job supervising every aspect of the day-to-day operations of a high-end boutique hotel on the Baltimore waterfront. Then her high school best friend asks her to come talk with the town leaders of Asheford, but she won’t say why. Kate can’t cut her last link to her past, so she agrees to make the short trip across the state to Asheford. Once Kate arrives, the town council members reveal that their town is on the verge of going bankrupt, and they’ve decided that Kate’s skills and knowledge make her the perfect person to cure all their ills. The town has used its last available funds to buy the huge Victorian mansion just outside of town, hoping to use it to attract some of the tourists who travel to visit the nearby Civil War battle sites. Kate has less-than-fond memories of the mansion, for personal reasons, but to make matters worse, the only person who has presented a possible alternate plan is Cordelia Walker–Kate’s high school nemesis, who had a hand in driving Kate away from Asheford so many years. But a few days later Kate receives a call from the police–Cordelia has been found dead on the mansion property, and Kate is all-but certain that her name is high on the suspect list. She finds herself juggling the murder investigation and her growing fascination with the magnificent old house that turns out to be full of long-hidden mysteries itself. Kate knows she must clear her name and save her town–before she ends up behind bars”–
ISBN:1250135869, 9781250135865

Cotterill, Colin
Don’t eat me
Summary:“Dr. Siri Paiboun, the ex-national coroner of Laos, may have more experience dissecting bodies than making art, but when he manages to smuggle a fancy movie camera into the country he devises a plan to shoot a Lao adaptation of War and Peace with his friend Civilai. The only problem? The Ministry of Culture must approve the script before they can get rolling. That and they can’t figure out how to turn on the camera. Meanwhile, the skeleton of a woman has appeared under the Anusawari Arch in the middle of the night. Siri puts his directorial debut on hold and assists his friend, the newly promoted Senior Police Inspector Phosy Vongvichai, with the ensuing investigation. Though the death of the unknown woman seems to be recent, the flesh on her corpse has been picked off in places as if something–or someone–has been gnawing on the bones. The plot Phosy soon uncovers involves much more than single set of skeletal remains”–
ISBN:1616959401, 9781616959401

Davis, Fiona
The masterpiece : a novel
Summary:“For the nearly nine million people who live in New York City, Grand Central Terminal is a crown jewel, a masterpiece of design. But for Clara Darden and Virginia Clay, it represents something quite different. For Clara, the terminal is the stepping stone to her future, which she is certain will shine as the brightly as the constellations on the main concourse ceiling. It is 1928, and twenty-five-year-old Clara is teaching at the lauded Grand Central School of Art. A talented illustrator, she has dreams of creating cover art for Vogue, but not even the prestige of the school can override the public’s disdain for a “woman artist.” Brash, fiery, confident, and single-minded–even while juggling the affections of two men, a wealthy would-be poet and a brilliant experimental painter–Clara is determined to achieve every creative success. But she and her bohemian friends have no idea that they’ll soon be blindsided by the looming Great Depression, an insatiable monster with the power to destroy the entire art scene. Nearly fifty years later, in 1974, the terminal has declined almost as sharply as Virginia Clay’s life. Full of grime and danger, from the smoke-blackened ceiling to the pickpockets and drug dealers who roam the floor, Grand Central is at the center of a fierce lawsuit: Is the once-grand building a landmark to be preserved, or a cancer to be demolished? For Virginia, it is simply her last resort”–
ISBN:1524742953, 9781524742959

Dey, Claudia
ISBN:0525511733, 9780525511731

Ellison, J. T.
Tear me apart
Summary:Competitive skier Mindy Wright is a superstar in the making until a spectacular downhill crash threatens not just her racing career but her life. During surgery, doctors discover she’s suffering from a severe form of leukemia, and a stem cell transplant is her only hope. But when her parents are tested, a frightening truth emerges. Mindy is not their daughter. The race to save Mindy’s life means unraveling years of lies. Was she accidentally switched at birth or is there something more sinister at play? The search for the truth will tear a family apart…and someone is going to deadly extremes to protect the family’s deepest secrets.
ISBN:077830826X, 0778330001, 9780778308263, 9780778330004

English, Talley
Horse : a novel
Summary:The haunting debut of a plainspoken, utterly original new voice: a novel about a girl on the cusp of her teenage years, who is growing up faster than she ever hoped she would. When Teagan’s father abruptly abandons his family and his farm, Teagan finds herself wading through the wreckage of what was once an idyllic life, searching for something–or someone–to hold on to. What she finds is Ian, short for Obsidian: the magnificent but dangerously headstrong horse her father left behind. But even as she grows close to Ian, patiently training him, trying to overcome her fear of him, Teagan is learning that life and love are fragile. With an unflinching eye and remarkable restraint, Talley English tells a piercing story about how families hold together and fall apart; about loss and grief; about friendship; about the blunt cruelty of chance; and, finally, about forgiveness.
ISBN:1101874333, 9781101874332, 9781101874349

Florio, Gwen
Silent Hearts
ISBN:1501181920, 9781501181924

Frear, Caz
Sweet little lies : a novel
Summary:In this gripping debut procedural, a young London policewoman must probe dark secrets buried deep in her own family’s past to solve a murder and a long-ago disappearance. Your father is a liar. But is he a killer? Even liars tell the truth . . . sometimes. Twenty-six-year-old Cat Kinsella overcame a troubled childhood to become a Detective Constable with the Metropolitan Police Force, but she’s never been able to banish these ghosts. When she’s called to the scene of a murder in Islington, not far from the pub her estranged father still runs, she discovers that Alice Lapaine, a young housewife who didn’t get out much, has been found strangled. Cat and her team immediately suspect Alice’s husband, until she receives a mysterious phone call that links the victim to Maryanne Doyle, a teenage girl who went missing in Ireland eighteen years earlier. The call raises uneasy memories for Cat—her family met Maryanne while on holiday, right before she vanished. Though she was only a child, Cat knew that her charming but dissolute father wasn’t telling the truth when he denied knowing anything about Maryanne or her disappearance. Did her father do something to the teenage girl all those years ago? Could he have harmed Alice now? And how can you trust a liar even if he might be telling the truth? Determined to close the two cases, Cat rushes headlong into the investigation, crossing ethical lines and trampling professional codes. But in looking into the past, she might not like what she finds. . . .
ISBN:0062823191, 9780062823199

Giambanco, V. M
Sweet after death
ISBN:1635060613, 9781635060614

Gordon, David
The bouncer : a novel
Summary:“Joe Brody is just your average Dostoevsky-reading, Harvard-expelled strip club bouncer who has a highly classified military history and whose best friend from Catholic school happens to be head mafioso Gio Caprisi. FBI agent Donna Zamora, the best shot in her class at Quantico, is a single mother stuck at a desk manning the hotline. Their storylines intersect over a tip from a cokehead that leads to a crackdown on Gio’s strip joint in Queens and Joe’s arrest–just one piece of a city-wide sweep aimed at flushing out anyone who might have a lead on the various terrorists whose photos are hanging on the wall under Most Wanted. Outside the jailhouse, the Fed and the bouncer lock eyes, as Gordon launches them both headlong into a nonstop plot that goes from back-road gun show intervention to high-stakes perfume heist and manages to touch everyone from the CIA to the Flushing Triads. Beneath it all lurks a sinister criminal mastermind whose manipulations could cause chaos on a massively violent scale.”
ISBN:0802128009, 9780802128003

Greenwood, T.
Rust & stardust
Summary:Camden, NJ, 1948. When 11 year-old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the local Woolworth’s, she has no way of knowing that 52 year-old Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, is watching her, preparing to make his move. Accosting her outside the store, Frank convinces Sally that he’s an FBI agent who can have her arrested in a minute, unless she does as he says. This chilling novel traces the next two harrowing years as Frank mentally and physically assaults Sally while the two of them travel westward from Camden to San Jose, forever altering not only her life, but the lives of her family, friends, and those she meets along the way. Based on the experiences of real-life kidnapping victim Sally Horner and her captor, whose story shocked the nation and inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic Lolita, this heart-pounding story by award-winning author T. Greenwood at last gives a voice to Sally herself
ISBN:1250164192, 9781250164193

Hamilton, Steve
Dead man running
Summary:“On the Mediterranean Sea, a vacationer logs onto the security camera feed from his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Something about his living room seems not quite right–the room is bright, when he’s certain he’d left the curtains closed. Rewinding through the feed, he sees an intruder. When he shifts to the bedroom camera, he sees the dead body. Martin T. Livermore is the key suspect in the abduction and murder of at least five women, but he’s never been this sloppy before. When the FBI finally catches him in Scottsdale, he declares he’ll only talk to one person: a retired police officer from Detroit, now a private investigator living in the tiny town of Paradise, Michigan. A man named Alex McKnight. Livermore means nothing to McKnight, but it soon becomes clear McKnight means something to Livermore. and that Livermore’s capture was only the beginning of an elaborate, twisted plot with McKnight at the center. In a hunt that will take him across the country and to the edge of his limits, McKnight fights to stop a vicious killer before he can exact his ultimate revenge. And his grand finale will cut closer to home than he ever could have imagined”–,”The 11th book in the Alex McKnight series”–
ISBN:0399574441, 9780399574443

Handler, David
The man who couldn’t miss : a Stewart Hoag mystery
Summary:“In the next novel in David Handler’s Edgar award-winning series, Stewart “Hoagy” Hoag and his beloved basset hound, Lulu, investigate a murder in a fabled Connecticut summer playhouse. Hollywood ghostwriter Stewart “Hoagy” Hoag has chronicled the rise, fall, and triumphant return of many a celebrity. At last he’s enjoying his own, very welcome second act. After hitting a creative slump following the success of his debut novel, Hoagy has found inspiration again. Ensconced with his faithful but cowardly basset hound, Lulu, on a Connecticut farm belonging to his ex-wife, Oscar-winning actress Merilee Nash, he’s busy working on a new novel. He’s even holding out hope that he and Merilee might get together again. Life is simple and fulfilling–which of coursemeans it’s time for complications to set in”–
ISBN:0062851144, 9780062412874, 9780062851147

Hart, Elsa
City of ink
Summary:“Following the enthralling 18th century Chinese mysteries Jade Dragon Mountain and White Mirror, comes the next Li Du adventure in Whisper of Ink. Li Du was prepared to travel anywhere in the world except for one place: home. But to unravel the mystery that surrounds his mentor’s execution, that’s exactly where he must go. Plunged into the painful memories and teeming streets of Beijing, Li Du obtains a humble clerkship that offers anonymity and access to the records he needs. He is beginning to make progress when his search for answers buried in the past is interrupted by murder in the present. The wife of a local factory owner is found dead, along with a man who appears to have been her lover, and the most likely suspect is the husband. But what Li Du’s superiors at the North Borough Office are willing to accept as a crime of passion strikes Li Du as something more calculated. As past and present intertwine, Li Du’s investigations reveal that many of Beijing’s residents — foreign and Chinese, artisan and official, scholar and soldier — have secrets they would kill to protect. When the threats begin, Li Du must decide how much he is willing to sacrifice to discover the truth in a city bent on concealing it, a city where the stroke of a brush on paper can alter the past, change the future, prolong a life, or end one”–
ISBN:1250142792, 9781250142795, 9781250142801

Heubusch, John
The second coming : a thriller
Summary:“In this thrilling sequel to The Shroud Conspiracy, a child cloned from the blood on the Shroud of Turin has the potential to save the world–or destroy it for good. When a fallen angel is mistakenly resurrected from the blood of an evil “Watcher” taken from the Shroud of Turin, the fiend’s first gift to the world is an unstoppable plague. Dr. Jon Bondurant, the forensic anthropologist and avowed atheist, joins with devout Domenika Josef to bring another child of the Shroud into the world to save it, thisone borne of DNA believed to be that of Jesus Christ. Can this child be the answer to their–and mankind’s–prayers? His parents are uncertain just who the child is or what he will become, but when he starts demonstrating remarkable powers to heal, theybegin to understand that whatever he is, he is not of this world. Might he bring miracles to the world when it needs them the most? Or has science given mankind a tool with which it will destroy itself as the tempting power of the Watcher unfolds? This globe-spanning chase to uncover the truth and stop a pandemic that just may wipe out humanity once and for all is a fast-paced, explosive thriller”–,”In this thrilling sequel to The Shroud Conspiracy, a child cloned from the blood on the Shroud of Turin has the potential to save the world–or destroy it for good”–
ISBN:1501155725, 9781501155727

Hilderbrand, Elin
The perfect couple : a novel
Summary:It’s Nantucket wedding season, also known as summer-the sight of a bride racing down Main Street is as common as the sun setting at Madaket Beach. The Otis-Winbury wedding promises to be an event to remember: the groom’s wealthy parents have spared no expense to host a lavish ceremony at their oceanfront estate. But it’s going to be memorable for all the wrong reasons after tragedy strikes: a body is discovered in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony-and everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. As Chief of Police Ed Kapenash interviews the bride, the groom, the groom’s famous mystery-novelist mother, and even a member of his own family, he discovers that every wedding is a minefield-and no couple is perfect.
ISBN:0316375268, 9780316375269

Hill, Edwin
Little comfort
ISBN:149671590X, 9781496715906

Hollis, Lee
Poppy Harmon investigates
ISBN:1496713885, 9781496713889

Hunt, David
Without fear
ISBN:0765394006, 9780765394002

Hurley, Blair
The Devoted
ISBN:0393651592, 9780393651591

Jones, Sandie
The other woman
Summary:“HE LOVES YOU: Adam adores Emily. Emily thinks Adam’s perfect, the man she thought she’d never meet. BUT SHE LOVES YOU NOT: Lurking in the shadows is a rival, a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves. AND SHE’LL STOP AT NOTHING: Emily chose Adam, but she didn’t choose his mother Pammie. There’s nothing a mother wouldn’t do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants: Emily gone forever. THE OTHER WOMAN will have you questioning her on every page” —
ISBN:125019198X, 9781250191984

Joy, David
The line that held us
Summary:When Darl Moody went hunting after a monster buck he’s chased for years, he never expected he’d accidentally shoot a man digging ginseng. Worse yet, he’s killed a Brewer, a family notorious for vengeance and violence. With nowhere to turn, Darl calls on the help of the only man he knows will answer, his best friend, Calvin Hooper. But when Dwayne Brewer comes looking for his missing brother and stumbles onto a blood trail leading straight back to Darl and Calvin, a nightmare of revenge rips apart their world.
ISBN:0399574220, 9780399574221

Keller, Julia
Bone on bone
Summary:“The next powerful chapter in Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Keller’s beloved Bell Elkins series sends readers headlong into the thick of a mystery as young as today’s headlines — but as old as the mountains that hold these lives in a tight grip. How far would you go for someone you love? Would you die? Would you kill? After a three-year prison sentence, Bell Elkins is back in Acker’s Gap. And she finds herself in the white-hot center of a complicated and deadly case — even as she comes to terms with one last, devastating secret of her own. A prominent local family has fallen victim to the same sickness that infects the whole region: drug addiction. With mother against father, child against parent, and tensions that lead inexorably to tragedy, they are trapped in a grim, hopeless struggle with nowhere to turn. Bell has lost her job as prosecutor — but not her affection for her ragtag, hard-luck hometown. Teamed up with former Deputy Jake Oakes, who battles his own demons as he adjusts to life as a paraplegic, and aided by the new prosecutor, Rhonda Lovejoy, Bell tackles a case as poignant as it is perilous, as heartbreaking as it is challenging.”–
ISBN:1250190924, 9781250190925, 9781250190949

Kellerman, Faye
Walking shadows : a Decker/Lazarus novel
Summary:While investigating two brutal murders, Detective Decker, with help from his temporary partner and his wife Rina, uncovers ties to a crime from twenty-years earlier.
ISBN:006242498X, 9780062424983

Kim, Crystal Hana
If You Leave Me
ISBN:006264517X, 9780062645173

Larison, John
Whiskey When We’re Dry
ISBN:0735220441, 9780735220447

Ma, Ling
Summary:A survivor of an apocalyptic plague maintains a blog about a decimated Manhattan before joining a motley group of survivors to search for a place to rebuild, a goal that is complicated by an unscrupulous group leader. — NoveList
ISBN:0374261598, 9780374261597

Macomber, Debbie
Cottage by the sea : a novel
Summary:Rocked by tragedy, Annie Marlow returns to the one place she knows she can heal: the cottage by the sea where she spent many happy childhood holidays with her family. There, Annie meets Keaton, a local painter with a big heart; Mellie, the reclusive landlord Annie is determined to befriend; and Britt, a teenager with a terrible secret. With them her broken spirit starts to heal. Then events threaten Annie’s new idyll. And when the opportunity of a lifetime lands in her lap, she is torn between the excitement of a new journey and the pull of the haven – and the man – she has come to call home. Will she be able to make her new-found happiness last.
ISBN:0399181253, 9780399181252, 9781473544468

Markley, Stephen
Summary:“On one feverish, fateful summer night in 2013, four former classmates converge on the rustbelt town they grew up in–a region ravaged by the Great Recession, an opioid crisis, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan–each of them with a mission, all of them haunted by regrets, secrets, losses and love”–
ISBN:1501174479, 9781501174476

Mattson, Joshua
A Short Film about Disappointment
ISBN:0525522840, 9780525522843

McGregor, Jon
The Reservoir Tapes
ISBN:1936787911, 9781936787913

Moshfegh, Ottessa
My year of rest and relaxation
Summary:“Our narrator should be happy, shouldn’t she? She’s young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, works an easy job at a hip art gallery, lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like the rest of her needs, by her inheritance. But there is a dark and vacuous hole in her heart, and it isn’t just the loss of her parents, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her best friend, Reva. It’s the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong? My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a powerful answer to that question.”–
ISBN:0525522115, 9780525522119

Novik, Naomi
Spinning silver
Summary:“Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father is not a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has left his family on the edge of poverty–until Miryem intercedes. Hardening her heart, she sets out to retrieve what is owed, and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. But when an ill-advised boast brings her to the attention of the cold creatures who haunt the wood, nothing will be the same again. For words have power, and the fate of a kingdom will be forever altered by the challenge she is issued”–
ISBN:0399180982, 9780399180989

Patterson, James.
Texas Ranger

Peebles, Frances De Pontes
The Air You Breathe
ISBN:0735210993, 9780735210998

Rose, M. J.
Tiffany Blues
ISBN:1501173596, 9781501173592

Saunders, Paula
The Distance Home
ISBN:0525508740, 9780525508748

Scottoline, Lisa
Summary:“When three men announce that they are suing the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm for reverse sex discrimination–claiming that they were not hired because they were men–Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato are outraged. To make matters worse, their one male employee, John Foxman, intends to resign, claiming that there is some truth to this case. The plaintiffs’ lawyer is Nick Machiavelli, who has already lost to Mary once and is now back with a vengeance –determined not to not only win, but destroy the firm. It soon becomes clear that Machiavelli will do anything in his power to achieve his end…even after the case turns deadly. The stakes have never been higher for Mary and her associates as they try to keep Machiavelli at bay, solve a murder, and save the law firm they love…or they could lose everything they’ve worked for.”–
ISBN:1250099595, 1250198321, 9781250099594, 9781250198327

Shaffer, Andrew
Hope never dies : a novel
Summary:“Vice President Joe Biden is fresh out of the Obama White House and feeling adrift when his favorite railroad conductor dies in a suspicious accident, leaving behind an ailing wife and a trail of clues. To unravel the mystery, “Amtrak Joe” re-teams with the only man he’s ever fully trusted–the 44th president of the United States. Together they’ll plumb the darkest corners of Delaware, traveling from cheap motels to biker bars and beyond, as they uncover the sinister forces advancing America’s opioid epidemic. Part noir thriller and part bromance novel, Hope Never Dies is essentially the first published work of Obama/Biden fanfiction–and a cathartic read for anyone distressed by the current state of affairs.”–
ISBN:1683690397, 9781683690399

Shah, Bina
Before she sleeps : a novel
Summary:In modern, beautiful Green City, the capital of South West Asia, gender selection, war and disease have brought the ratio of men to women to alarmingly low levels. The government uses terror and technology to control its people, and women must take multiple husbands to have children as quickly as possible. Yet there are women who resist, women who live in an underground collective and refuse to be part of the system. Secretly protected by the highest echelons of power, they emerge only at night, to provide to the rich and elite of Green City a type of commodity that nobody can buy: intimacy without sex. As it turns out, not even the most influential men can shield them from discovery and the dangers of ruthless punishment. This dystopian novel from one of Pakistan’s most talented writers is a modern-day parable, The Handmaid’s Tale about women’s lives in repressive Muslim countries everywhere. It takes the patriarchal practices of female seclusion and veiling, gender selection, and control over women’s bodies, amplifies and distorts them in a truly terrifying way to imagine a world of post-religious authoritarianism.
ISBN:1883285763, 9781883285760

Sin, Kyŏng-suk.
The court dancer
Summary:When a novice French diplomat arrives for an audience with the Emperor, he is enraptured by the Joseon Dynasty’s magnificent culture, then at its zenith. But all fades away when he sees Yi Jin perform the delicate traditional Dance of the Spring Oriole. Though well aware that women of the court belong to the palace, the young diplomat confesses his love to the Emperor, and gains permission for Yi Jin to accompany him back to France. A world away in Belle Epoque Paris, Yi Jin lives a free, independent life, away from the gilded cage of the court, and begins translating and publishing Joseon literature into French with another Korean student. But even in this new world, great sorrow awaits her. Yi Jin’s grieving and suffering is only amplified by homesickness and a longing for her oldest friend. But her homecoming was not a happy one. Betrayal, jealousy, and intrigue abound, culminating with the tragic assassination of the last Joseon empress―and the poisoned pages of a book.
ISBN:1681777878, 9781681777870

Solares, Martín
Don’t send flowers
ISBN:0802128157, 9780802128157

Walbert, Kate
His favorites
Summary:“They were on a lark, three teenaged girls speeding across the greens on a “borrowed” golf cart, at night, drunk. The cart crashes and one of the girls lands violently in the rough, killed instantly. The driver, Jo, flees the hometown that has turned against her and enrolls at a prestigious boarding school. Her past weighs on her. She is responsible for the death of her best friend. She has tipped her parents’ rocky marriage into demise. She is ready to begin again, far away from the accident. Taut, propulsive and devastating, His Favorites reveals the interior life of a young woman determined to navigate the treachery in a new world. Told from her perspective many years later, the story cooly describes a series of shattering events and the system that failed to protect her.” — Publisher annotation.
ISBN:1476799393, 9781476799391

Wilson, Kevin
Baby, you’re gonna be mine : stories
ISBN:0062450522, 9780062450524



Paperbacks – August Arrivals

    • F-PB O
      O’Riley, Kaitlin
      The heiress he’s been waiting for
      Summary:Raised in New York, shipping heiress Sara Fleming was ready to elope—until her disapproving parents tricked her onto a boat heading to England. Her only consolation is getting to see her beloved aunts and cousins. Even the start of London’s Season—and a strikingly handsome earl—can’t make her forget the man she left behind. Considered one of London’s most eligible bachelors, Christopher Townsend, the Earl of Bridgeton, is not what he seems. Having inherited his father’s crushing debt, he must choose a wealthy bride to save his family’s estate. Though rumored to be penniless and committed to another, Sara takes his breath away—and makes him question what he truly needs to be free of the past. But he’ll have to win the headstrong beauty’s heart one kiss at a time.
      ISBN:1420144634, 9781420144635


Biographies – August Arrivals


    • BIO AUSTEN, JANE 2017
      Worsley, Lucy
      Jane Austen at home
      Summary:“On the eve of the two hundredth anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, take a trip back to her world and the many places she lived as historian Lucy Worsley visits Austen’s childhood home, her schools, her holiday accommodations, the houses – both grand and small – of the relations upon whom she was dependent, and the home she shared with her mother and sister towards the end of her life. In places like Steventon Parsonage, Godmersham Park, Chawton House and a small rented house in Winchester, Worsley discovers a Jane Austen very different from the one who famously lived a ‘life without incident’. Worsley examines the rooms, spaces and possessions which mattered to her, and the varying ways in which homes are used in her novels as both places of pleasure and as prisons. She shows readers a passionate Jane Austen who fought for her freedom, a woman who had at least five marriage prospects, but – in the end – a woman who refused to settle for anything less than Mr. Darcy. Illustrated with two sections of color plates, Lucy Worsley’s Jane Austen at Home is a richly entertaining and illuminating new book about one of the world’s favorite novelists and one of the subjects she returned to over and over in her unforgettable novels: home”–
      ISBN:125013160X, 9781250131607

    • BIO WILDER, LAURA 2017
      Fraser, Caroline
      Prairie fires : the American dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
      Summary:Millions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls—the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser—the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House series—masterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder’s biography. Revealing the grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life, she also chronicles Wilder’s tumultuous relationship with her journalist daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, setting the record straight regarding charges of ghostwriting that have swirled around the books. The Little House books, for all the hardships they describe, are paeans to the pioneer spirit, portraying it as triumphant against all odds. But Wilder’s real life was harder and grittier than that, a story of relentless struggle, rootlessness, and poverty. It was only in her sixties, after losing nearly everything in the Great Depression, that she turned to children’s books, recasting her hardscrabble childhood as a celebratory vision of homesteading—and achieving fame and fortune in the process, in one of the most astonishing rags-to-riches episodes in American letters. Spanning nearly a century of epochal change, from the Indian Wars to the Dust Bowl, Wilder’s dramatic life provides a unique perspective on American history and our national mythology of self-reliance. With fresh insights and new discoveries, Prairie Fires reveals the complex woman whose classic stories grip us to this day.
      ISBN:1627792767, 9781627792769


Nonfiction – August Arrivals


    • NEW 155.232 NORTHRUP 2018
      Northrup, Christiane
      Dodging energy vampires : an empath’s guide to evading relationships that drain you and restoring your health and power
      Summary:This book will assist you in identifying and warding off the most common types of energy vampires who feed on your energy and make you susceptible to health, emotional, and financial problems. Here you will find explicit instructions for how to identify and separate from energy vampires so that they are no longer using your energy to fuel their dysfunctional lives. The end result is this. You will find yourself healthier, happier, wealthier, and more vibrant than you ever believed possible.
      ISBN:1401954774, 9781401954772

    • NEW 158.12 SIEGEL 2018
      Siegel, Daniel J.
      Aware : the science and practice of presence : the groundbreaking meditation practice
      Summary:“This groundbreaking new book from New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., introduces readers to his pioneering, science-based meditation practice. Aware provides practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one’s day-to-day life. An in-depth look at the science that underlies meditation’s effectiveness, this book teaches readers how to harness the power of the principle “Where attention goes, neural firing flows, and neural connection grows.” Siegel reveals how developing a Wheel of Awareness practice to focus attention, open awareness, and cultivate kind intention can literally help you grow a healthier brain and reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in your life. Whether you have no experience with a reflective practice or are an experienced practitioner, Aware is a hands-on guide that will enable you to become more focused and present, as well as more energized and emotionally resilient in the face of stress and the everyday challenges life throws your way”–,”Aware provides practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a practice to focus attention, open awareness, and cultivate kind intention that can help one grow a healthier brain and reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in their life”–
      ISBN:1101993049, 9781101993040

    • NEW 211.80973 MOORE 2018
      Moore, R. Laurence
      Godless citizens in a godly republic : atheists in American public life
      Summary:“From colonial times into the twentieth century, our laws and court cases ignored atheism, assuming that all good Americans were religious. Americans came to associate atheism with radical social philosophies that advocated violence–especially anarchism and communism. Avowed nonbelievers were derided, even the famous patriot Thomas Paine. Only in the twentieth century, with the passage of laws allowing for conscientious objection to war, did nonbelief enter debates about religious liberty. Still, today every one of the fifty states has God written into its constitution, with eight requiring a belief in God for holding public office. God is everywhere in American public life: on our currency, in the Pledge of Allegiance, and in the national motto. R. Laurence Moore and Isaac Kramnick explore both God’s omnipresence and the dramatic rise in nonbelievers that has led to an “atheist awakening” intent on holding the country to its secular principles”–

    • NEW 248.4 LUCADO 2018
      Lucado, Max
      Unshakable hope : building our lives on the promises of God
      Summary:Max Lucado offers encouraging, practical guidance for overcoming difficult circumstances and gaining inner peace, building resolve, and walking into a better future.
      ISBN:0718096142, 9780718096144

    • NEW 305.4209 STERN 2018
      Stern, Scott W.
      The trials of Nina McCall : sex, surveillance, and the decades-long government plan to imprison “promiscuous” women
      Summary:In 1918, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, Nina McCall was told to report to the local health officer to be examined for sexually transmitted infections. Confused and humiliated, Nina did as she was told, and the health officer performed a hasty (and invasive) examination and quickly diagnosed her with gonorrhea. Though Nina insisted she could not possibly have an STI, she was coerced into committing herself to the Bay City Detention Hospital, a facility where she would spend almost three miserable months subjected to hard labor, exploitation, and painful injections of mercury. Nina McCall was one of many women unfairly imprisoned by the United States government throughout the twentieth century. Tens, probably hundreds, of thousands of women and girls were locked up–usually without due process–simply because officials suspected these women were prostitutes, carrying STIs, or just “promiscuous.” This discriminatory program, dubbed the “American Plan,” lasted from the 1910s into the 1950s, implicating a number of luminaries, including Eleanor Roosevelt, John D. Rockefeller Jr., Earl Warren, and even Eliot Ness, while laying the foundation for the modern system of women’s prisons. In some places, vestiges of the Plan lingered into the 1960s and 1970s, and the laws that undergirded it remain on the books to this day. Scott Stern tells the story of this almost forgotten program through the life of Nina McCall.
      ISBN:0807042757, 9780807042755

    • NEW 306.84 CLARK 2018
      Clark, Alexis
      Enemies in love : a German POW, a black nurse, and an unlikely romance
      Summary:“This is the nonfiction love story of Elinor Powell, an African American army nurse, and Frederick Albert, a German prisoner of war. The two met when black army nurses were put in regular contact with German POWs who were detained in the United States during World War II, an unlikely and little-discussed circumstance during one of the most documented periods in history”–
      ISBN:1620971860, 9781620971864

    • NEW 306.8743 BROOKS 2018
      Brooks, Kim (Author and essayist)
      Small animals : parenthood in the age of fear
      Summary:One morning, Kim Brooks made a split-second decision to leave her four-year old son in the car while she ran into a store. What happened would consume the next several years of her life and spur her to investigate the broader role America’s culture of fear plays in parenthood. In Small Animals , Brooks asks, Of all the emotions inherent in parenting, is there any more universal or profound than fear? Why have our notions of what it means to be a good parent changed so radically? In what ways do these changes impact the lives of parents, children, and the structure of society at large? And what, in the end, does the rise of fearful parenting tell us about ourselves? Fueled by urgency and the emotional intensity of Brooks’s own story, Small Animals is a riveting examination of the ways our culture of competitive, anxious, and judgmental parenting has profoundly altered the experiences of parents and children.
      ISBN:1250089557, 9781250089557

    • NEW 324.2736 D’SOUZA 2018
      D’Souza, Dinesh
      Death of a nation : plantation politics and the making of the Democratic Party
      Summary:Who is killing America? Is it really Donald Trump and a GOP filled with white supremacists? In a major new work of historical revisionism, Dinesh D’Souza makes the provocative case that Democrats are the ones killing America by turning it into a massive nanny state modeled on the Southern plantation system. This sweeping alternative history of the Democratic Party goes back to its foundations in the antebellum South. The slaveholding elite devised the plantation as a means of organizing labor and political support. It was a mini welfare state, a cradle to grave system that bred dependency and punished any urge to independence. This model impressed northern Democrats, inspiring the political machines that traded government handouts for votes from ethnic immigrant blocs. Today’s Democrats have expanded to a multiracial plantation of ghettos for blacks, barrios for Latinos, and reservations for Native Americans. Whites are the only holdouts resisting full dependency, and so they are blamed for the bigotry and racial exploitation that is actually perpetrated by the left. Death of a Nation’s bracing alternative vision of American history explains the Democratic Party’s dark past, reinterprets the roles of figures like Van Buren, FDR and LBJ, and exposes the hidden truth that racism comes not from Trump or the conservative right but rather from Democrats and progressives on the left.
      ISBN:1250163773, 9781250163776

    • NEW 332.743 FERGUS 2018
      Fergus, Devin
      Land of the fee : hidden costs and the decline of the American middle class
      Summary:“Debt stands between millions of Americans and their dreams: owning a home, paying off a car, going to college, and finding a good job. Land of the Fee exposes the hidden system of predatory charges that are often waived for the wealthy and enforced on the middle class. The new normal, hidden fees unfairly keep millions of Americans from their hard-earned money”–
      ISBN:0199970165, 9780199970162, 9780199970179, 9780199970186

    • NEW 338.476 GREENE 2018
      Greene, Lucie
      Silicon states : the power and politics of big tech and what it means for our future
      Summary:“If you’ve been watching the news of late, you’ve noticed a subtle shift in the world order. Our political landscape remains bitterly divided, while a new administration seeks to obliterate wide swaths of the government. In an era where civic trust is quickly eroding away, it’s easy to imagine this gap being filled by the large, international businesses many consumers have come to trust, as they begin to encroach upon all aspects of our lives. Welcome to the Silicon States. Silicon Valley is imperializingthe planet. With nearly bottomless supplies of cash and ambition, a small group of companies have been gradually seizing symbolic and practical civic leadership in America and worldwide. But Silicon Valley does not answer to the electorate; nor have theybeen voted into office. And the perils of their influence are only now making themselves known. The institutions of Facebook, Google, and Twitter are implicated in the investigation of Russian interference into U.S. elections, providing the public theirfirst opportunity to glimpse the wizards behind the curtain: how these businesses operate, where their interests lie, and the power they wield over an unsuspecting citizenry. While the promise of Silicon Valley is bold, futuristic, and seductive, it is important to understand these corporations’ possible impact on our future. Silicon States emphasizes that before we hand our future over to a rarified group of companies, we examine the world they might build: its benefits, prejudices, and inherent flaws. And to ask, ultimately, if we really want it”–
      ISBN:1640090711, 9781640090712

    • NEW 362.29 MACY 2018
      Macy, Beth
      Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the company that addicted America
      Summary:Chronicles America’s more than twenty-year struggle with opioid addiction, from the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, through the spread of addiction in distressed communities in Central Appalachia, to the current national crisis.
      ISBN:0316551244, 9780316551243

    • NEW 639.56 SWIFT 2018
      Swift, Earl
      Chesapeake requiem : a year with the waterman of vanishing Tangier Island
      Summary:Tangier Island, Virginia, is a community unique on the American landscape. Mapped by John Smith in 1608, settled during the American Revolution, the tiny sliver of mud is home to 470 hardy people who live an isolated and challenging existence, with one foot in the 21st century and another in times long passed. They are separated from their countrymen by the nation’s largest estuary, and a twelve-mile boat trip across often tempestuous water—the same water that for generations has made Tangier’s fleet of small fishing boats a chief source for the rightly prized Chesapeake Bay blue crab, and has lent the island its claim to fame as the softshell crab capital of the world. Yet for all of its long history, and despite its tenacity, Tangier is disappearing. The very water that has long sustained it is erasing the island day by day, wave by wave. It has lost two-thirds of its land since 1850, and still its shoreline retreats by fifteen feet a year—meaning this storied place will likely succumb first among U.S. towns to the effects of climate change. Experts reckon that, barring heroic intervention by the federal government, islanders could be forced to abandon their home within twenty-five years. Meanwhile, the graves of their forebears are being sprung open by encroaching tides, and the conservative and deeply religious Tangiermen ponder the end times. Chesapeake Requiem is an intimate look at the island’s past, present and tenuous future, by an acclaimed journalist who spent much of the past two years living among Tangier’s people, crabbing and oystering with its watermen, and observing its long traditions and odd ways. What emerges is the poignant tale of a world that has, quite nearly, gone by—and a leading-edge report on the coming fate of countless coastal communities.
      ISBN:0062661396, 006266140X, 9780062661395, 9780062661401

    • NEW 640 LUBIN 2018
      Lubin, Bruce
      Who knew? 10,001 household solutions : money-saving tips, DIY cleaners, kitchen secrets, and other easy answers to everyday problems
      Summary:A big new book on household solutions from the 5-million-copy-selling Who Knew? brand! Whether you’re cleaning house, cooking a meal, improving your appearance, or fighting a cold, this indispensable guide will help you with natural and simple solutions to your daily tasks requiring only basic―and inexpensive―items with multiple uses that you should always keep on hand in your home. Vinegar, baking soda, lemons, duct tape, and beer are just a few of the all-purpose tools you need to eliminate odors, keep your food fresher longer, get rid of pests, increase storage space, de-stress, give yourself a spa treatment, and so much more. With easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll discover clever and creative ways to give your home―and yourself―a makeover while saving time and money.–
      ISBN:1250108853, 9781250108852

    • NEW 641.5637 LEAKE 2018
      Leake, Lisa
      100 days of real food on a budget : simple tips and tasty recipes to help you cut out processed food without breaking the bank
      Summary:Millions of American families are discovering the dangers of eating processed food. But wholesome, fresh ingredients can seem more expensive — from buying organic grains, dairy, and produce to the issue of food waste as people learn to plan and cook in new ways. With her 100 Days of Real Food blog and her two bestselling books, Lisa Leake has been a leader in helping everyday families move away from processed foods. She also understands the concerns of her followers who want to eat better without breaking the bank! In this book, she shows readers how to make a variety of unprocessed dishes for $15 or less a recipe. In addition to the wallet-friendly recipes, Lisa shares practical secrets for saving money in the kitchen: learning to plan ahead, getting the best deals on staple items, knowing what to make versus what to buy, growing your own herbs, and even reducing waste — which is currently twenty percent of all food purchased!
      ISBN:0062668552, 9780062668554

    • NEW 814.54 CHARYN 2018
      Charyn, Jerome
      In the shadow of King Saul : essays on silence and song
      Summary:“A lyrical autobiography in essays from a celebrated author, honoring outlier artists and other heroes and villains who inspired him. In this collection of ten essays, Jerome Charyn takes readers on a tour through the New York of his youth and into the curious, probing mind of a great writer, crafting a love letter to the colorful places, people, and books–some famous, some forgotten–that have nourished him over his long and prolific literary career. Whether Charyn is writing about baseball or his relationship with his Jewish immigrant father, paying tribute to goddesses of the silver screen or the comic shops of the South Bronx, his writing sings beyond the silence intrinsic to the act of art making and the overwhelming passage of time”–
      ISBN:1942658427, 9781942658429, 9781942658436

    • NEW 818.6 SCOTTOLINE 2017
      Scottoline, Lisa
      I need a lifeguard everywhere but the pool
      Summary:“Lisa and Francesca are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. This seven book series is among the best reviewed humor books published today and has been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron”–
      ISBN:1250059968, 9781250059963

    • NEW 916.2 LONELY 2018
      Lee, Jessica
      ISBN:1786575736, 9781786575739

    • NEW 919.4 EYEWITNESS 2018
      Bowen, Jan.
      Summary:Provides background information on Australia; describes the major sights, and suggests hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities.
      ISBN:1465467939, 9781465467935

    • NEW 940.5318 VAN ES 2018
      Van Es, Bart
      The cut out girl : a story of war and family, lost and found
      Summary:“The extraordinary true story of a young Jewish girl in Holland under Nazi occupation who finds refuge in the homes of an underground network of foster families, one of them the author’s grandparents. Bart van Es left Holland for England many years ago, but one story from his Dutch childhood never left him. It was a mystery of sorts: a young Jewish girl named Lientje had been taken in during the war by relatives and hidden from the Nazis, handed over by her parents, who understood the danger they were in all too well. The girl had been raised by her foster family as one of their own, but then, well after the war, there was a falling out, and they were no longer in touch. What was the girl’s side of the story, Bart wondered? What really happened during the war, and after? So began an investigation that would consume Bart van Es’s life, and change it. After some sleuthing, he learned that Lientje was now in her 80s and living in Amsterdam. Somewhat reluctantly, she agreed to meet him, and eventually they struck up a remarkable friendship, even a partnership. The Cut Out Girl braids together a powerful recreation of that intensely harrowing childhood story of Lientje’s with the present-day account of Bart’s efforts to piece that story together, including bringing some old ghosts back into the light”–
      ISBN:073522224X, 9780735222243

    • NEW 956.7044 CHIVERS 2018
      Chivers, C. J.
      The fighters : Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq
      Summary:“Almost 2.5 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001. C.J. Chivers has reported from both fronts from the beginning, walking side by side with combatants for more than a dozen years. He describes the experience of war today as it is endured by those most at risk–the camaraderie and profound sense of purpose, alongside courage, frustration, and moral confusion mixed with technical precision. In these remote places where the reason for their presence is sometimes not clear, these young men kill or are killed, facing palpable and often constant threat of ambush or hidden bombs. They repeatedly return, rushing toward danger, often to rescue the wounded in wars that escalate around them as the Pentagon changes doctrines and plans. Weaving a history of the war through troops’ experiences, the characters in The Fighters climb into an F-14 cockpit for the opening strikes after the attacks of 9/11, hunt for Osama bin Laden along the Pakistani border, chase insurgent rocket teams with helicopters alongside American bases, face snipers in a hostile city in Anbar Province in Iraq, and engage in deadly counterguerilla warfare in the soaring mountains of the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. Some suffer terribly. All are changed. They return home, uncertain of their place in the world and what their wars have achieved. Chivers accompanied combatants over many years and multiple tours, including many of the characters in this book, developing deep understanding of the experience of combat in our times. The Fighters, his tour de force, tells a history of America’s longest wars as well as the lives of the volunteers who have waged them”–
      ISBN:1451676646, 1451676662, 9781451676648, 9781451676662

    • NEW 956.7044 PROSER 2018
      Proser, Jim
      No better friend, no worse enemy : the life of General James Mattis
      Summary:“When General James Mattis took command of the First Division in 2000, he took for their motto a paraphrase of Roman general Lucius Cornelius Sulla: “No better friend, no worse enemy.” In 2003, General James N. Mattis shared a “Message to All Hands,” to his soldiers. He shared with them the importance of the mission, the goal to act with honor, and ended with the motto he brought to his division from a paraphrase of Roman general Lucius Cornelius Sulla: “Demonstrate to the world that there is ‘No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy’ than a US Marine.” Mattis was the first Trump presidential cabinet nominee and received nearly unanimous, bipartisan support for his nomination, with only one vote against. He received a rare waiver of the guidelines that exclude recently active military leaders from the position of Secretary of Defense. What could create such unprecedented unity, even enthusiasm, in the hyper-partisan political rancor of 2017? Beyond Mattis’ obvious military competence for the position, he also possesses such personal integrity, fostering universal confidence. Told through Proser’s insight and talent for storytelling, it is this unimpeachable character that is the primary subject of No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy. He leads with insight, humor, fighting courage and fierce compassion – not only for his fellow Marines who volunteer to follow him through hell’s front door, but for the innocent victims of war. His martial and personal values have elevated him to the highest levels of personal success and earned him the trust of his Marines and many fellow Americans. We are stronger both from his service and his example.”–Provided by publisher.
      ISBN:0062803913, 0062864351, 9780062803917, 9780062864352

    • NEW 973.737 GREENE 2018
      Greene, A. Wilson
      A campaign of giants : the battle for Petersburg
      Summary:“Grinding, bloody, and ultimately decisive, the Petersburg campaign was the Civil War’s longest and among its most complex. Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee squared off for more than nine months in their struggle for Petersburg, the key to the Confederate capital at Richmond”–
      ISBN:1469638576, 9781469638577, 9781469638584

    • NEW 973.9 GAILLARD 2018
      Gaillard, Frye
      A hard rain : America in the 1960s, our decade of hope, possibility, and innocence lost
      Summary:“Frye Gaillard has given us a deeply personal history, bringing his keen storyteller’s eye to this pivotal time in American life. He explores the competing story arcs of tragedy and hope through the political and social movements of the times – civil rights, black power, women’s liberation, the Vietnam War and the protests against it. But he also examines the cultural manifestations of change–music, literature, art, religion, and science–and so we meet not only the Brothers Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X, but also Gloria Steinem, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Harper Lee, Mister Rogers, Rachel Carson, James Baldwin, Andy Warhol, Billy Graham, Thomas Merton, George Wallace, Richard Nixon, Angela Davis, Barry Goldwater, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the Berrigan Brothers. “There are many different ways to remember the sixties,” Gaillard writes, “and this is mine. There was in these years the sense of a steady unfolding of time, as if history were on a forced march, and the changesspread to every corner of our lives. As future generations debate the meaning (and I seek to do some of that here), I hope to offer a sense of how it felt. I have tried provide within these pages one writer’s reconstruction and remembrance of a transcendent era–one that, for better or worse, lives with us still.”–Provided by publisher.
      ISBN:158838344X, 9781588383440, 9781603064545

    • NEW 973.933 PIRRO 2018
      Pirro, Jeanine
      Liars, leakers, and liberals : the case against the anti-Trump conspiracy
      Summary:As host of her own show on Fox for many years, Judge Jeanine Pirro has seen firsthand how narratives take form, whether they are based in truth or not. In her explosive new book, she will write about some of the most egregious lies she’s seen, and take on the Liars, Leakers, and Liberals.
      ISBN:1546083421, 9781546083429


Books on CD – August Arrivals

  • CD BOOK 322.420978 STALLWORTH
    Stallworth, Ron
    Black Klansman : race, hate, and the undercover investigation of a lifetime
    Summary:In 1978 detective Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department, answered an ad recruiting for the Ku Klux Klan. A few weeks later, his office phone rang and the man on the other end of the line asked, "Do you want to join our cause?" This launched Ron into an incredible undercover investigation, with his white partner playing "Ron" in person, while he took the phone calls, eventually befriending David Duke himself.
    ISBN:1250299365, 9781250299369

  • CD BOOK 362.29 MACY
    Macy, Beth.
    Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America
    Summary:In this masterful work, Beth Macy takes us into an epicenter of America’s twenty-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. The first to chart the tragic spread of prescription and street drugs from distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs, disparate cities, and once-idyllic farm towns, a trajectory that explains how the crisis persisted for so long and became so entrenched.
    ISBN:1549119613, 1549194682, 9781549119613, 9781549194689

    Coulter, Catherine
    Paradox : an FBI thriller
    Summary:When divers discover the bones of multiple murder victims during a search of Lake Massey, agents Sherlock and Savich make a connection between the bones and an escaped psychopath who attempted to kidnap five-year-old Sean Savich
    ISBN:1511371625, 9781511371629

    Ellison, J. T.
    Tear me apart
    Summary:Competitive skier Mindy Wright is a superstar in the making until a downhill crash threatens not just her racing career but her life. During surgery, doctors discover she’s suffering from a severe form of leukemia, and a stem cell transplant is her only hope. But when her parents are tested, a frightening reality emerges: Mindy is not their daughter. The search for the truth will tear a family apart, and someone is going to deadly extremes to protect the family’s deepest secrets.
    ISBN:1488254974, 1538517280, 1538517302, 9781488254970, 9781538517284, 9781538517307

    MacNeal, Susan Elia
    The prisoner in the castle : a Maggie Hope mystery
    Summary:Imprisoned on an isolated Scottish island during WWII, American-born codebreaker extraordinaire Maggie Hope must determine who among her group of captive agents is actually a murderer.
    ISBN:1524782505, 9781524782504

    Scottoline, Lisa
    Summary:Machiavelli, a corrupt lawyer, aggressively strikes close to the DiNunzio household, attacking Mary’s father and one of their beloved family friends by filing a lawsuit that accuses them of embezzling from the treasury of a local South Philly social club to which they belong. The lawsuit is frivolous, but Machiavelli ups the ante by spreading rumors that support its allegations, muddying the reputation of Mary’s father. The claims shake the DiNunzio clan to its foundations, threatening her father’s weakening heart, and Mary steps in to fight back. But Machiavelli is a more than worthy adversary. Then the unthinkable happens, and Mary goes to her own dark side, finding a part of herself that makes her more fearsome than ever before. Is it still a battle between good and evil, when good turns evil? And will Mary be able to find herself, before she loses her soul completely?
    ISBN:1427297134, 9781427297136

    Thor, Brad
    Summary:Across Europe, a secret organization has begun attacking diplomats. Back in the United States, a foreign ally demands the identity of a highly placed covert asset. In the balance hang the ingredients for all-out war. With his mentor out of the game, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath must take on the role he has spent his career avoiding. But, as with everything else he does, he intends to rewrite the rules–all of them. In Spymaster, Scot Harvath is more cunning, more dangerous, and deadlier than ever before.
    ISBN:1508251827, 9781508251828

DVDs – August Arrivals

  • RENTAL DVD 791.457 MAIGRET 2018 (Marblehead pickup only)
    Maigret. The complete series
    Summary:A mild-mannered man visits Maigret, accusing his wife of wanting to poison him. Maigret then gets a visit from the man’s wife, who accuses him of being neurotic. Is Maigret watching a domestic spat unfold, or is it a murder in the making?

    RBG .
    Summary:Details the biography and career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
    ISBN:00876964016223, 631739234X, 876964016223, 9786317392342

    Bombshell : the Hedy Lamarr story
    Summary:What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and ’40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and Bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman and a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII.
    ISBN:6317242496, 738329230432, 9786317242494

  • RENTAL DVD FEATURE AVENGERS 2018 (Marblehead pickup only)
    Avengers : infinity war
    Summary:As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality.
    ISBN:6317305749, 786936856910, 9786317305748

  • RENTAL DVD FEATURE BLOCKERS 2018 (Marblehead pickup only)
    Summary:When three parents discover their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal.
    ISBN:191329040874, 6317300720, 9786317300729

  • RENTAL DVD FEATURE DEADPOOL 2 2018 (Marblehead pickup only)
    Deadpool 2
    Summary:Deadpool organizes a team to protect a mutant boy from a time-traveling cyborg.
    ISBN:024543461470, 024543461494, 6317352038, 9786317352032

  • RENTAL DVD FEATURE DISOBEDIENCE 2018 (Marblehead pickup only)
    Summary:A woman returns to the community that shunned her for her attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.

  • RENTAL DVD FEATURE ESCAPE 2018 (Marblehead pickup only)
    The escape
    Summary:In desperate need of a change, Tara one day makes a bold decision. Armed with a one-way ticket to Paris, she leaves everything behind to rediscover herself in a new city. But walking out of her life isn’t so simple.
    ISBN:030306958095, 6317364702, 9786317364707

  • RENTAL DVD FEATURE FINAL 2018 (Marblehead pickup only)
    Final portrait
    Summary:In the 1960s, renowned artist Alberto Giacometti requests for the writer James Lord to become the subject of one of his portraits. Although this seems like an innocent suggestion at first, Lord is quickly drawn into the strange web of Giacometti’s beautiful, controversial and difficult world. The portrait sitting becomes so much more than what it seems at face value, and Lord’s entire life sits on the precipice due to his association with the wildly talented artist.
    ISBN:043396540514, 6317284962, 9786317284968

  • RENTAL DVD FEATURE FLORIDA 2017 (Marblehead pickup only)
    The Florida project
    Summary:Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six year old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

  • RENTAL DVD FEATURE ISLE 2018 (Marblehead pickup only)
    Isle of dogs .
    Summary:Set in Japan, this follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his lost dog.
    ISBN:0024543460121, 024543460121

  • RENTAL DVD FEATURE LEISURE 2018 (Marblehead pickup only)
    The leisure seeker
    Summary:Long-term couple John and Ella Robina are experiencing the struggles of growing older. With John having Alzheimer’s and Ella undergoing cancer treatment, they decide to abandon their disease-stricken lifestyles and embark on a journey from Boston to Key West in an attempt to fully live what’s left of their lives. Their trusty RV, which they’ve dubbed "The Leisure Seeker", will be their mode of transportation as they enjoy what may be their last adventure together.
    ISBN:043396529687, 6317209790, 9786317209794

  • RENTAL DVD FEATURE ON 2018 (Marblehead pickup only)
    On Chesil Beach
    Summary:In 1962 England, Florence and Edward are challenged by the sexual and societal pressures of their time, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.
    ISBN:00191329064894, 191329064894, 6317351880, 9786317351882

  • RENTAL DVD FEATURE OVERBOARD 2018 (Marblehead pickup only)
    Summary:A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. A remake of the 1987 comedy.

  • RENTAL DVD FEATURE RIDER 2018 (Marblehead pickup only)
    The rider
    Summary:After a tragic riding accident, young cowboy Brady, once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, is warned that his competition days are over. Back home, Brady finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete. In an attempt to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for a new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.
  • Music CDs – August Arrivals

  • CD 781.642 CHE
    Chesney, Kenny
    Songs for the saints

  • CD 781.66 DYL
    Dylan, Bob
    Live 1962-1966 : rare perforfmances from the copyright collections
    ISBN:190758653228, 6317390096, 9786317390096

  • CD 782.1 ADA
    Adams, John
    Doctor Atomic : opera in two acts
    Summary:In this first recording of John Adams’s 2005 opera, the composer leads the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with a cast led by Gerald Finley, who originated the role of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars created the libretto, drawing from original sources to explore the final hours leading up to the first atomic bomb explosion at the Alamagordo test site in New Mexico in July 1945.
    ISBN:075597931075, 6317361576, 9786317361577

  • CD 782.14 WEB
    Lloyd Webber, Andrew
    Jesus Christ superstar .
    Summary:John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and Alice Cooper star in the live TV event featuring performances of songs from one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most beloved musicals.
    ISBN:190758484228, 6317295727, 9786317295728