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August Arrivals


  • LARGE TYPE BIO WESTOVER, TARA 2018
    Westover, Tara
    Educated : a memoir
    Summary:"Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father’s junkyard. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. As a way out, Tara began to educate herself, learning enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University. Her quest for knowledge would transform her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Tara Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it."–Provided by publisher.
    ISBN:0525589988, 9780525589983


  • LARGE TYPE FICTION CHIAVERINI, JENNIFER 2020
    Chiaverini, Jennifer
    Mrs. Lincoln’s sisters : a novel
    Summary:In 1875, Elizabeth Todd Edwards is shocked to learn her estranged sister, Mary Todd Lincoln, has tried to take her own life. This event causes Elizabeth to look back on her fraught relationship with her famous sister.
    ISBN:1635469651, 9781635469653, 0062999869, 9780062999863, 1635469651, 9781635469653


  • LARGE TYPE FICTION HILDERBRAND, ELIN 2020
    Hilderbrand, Elin
    28 summers : a novel
    Summary:"Their secret love affair has lasted for decades–but this could be the summer that changes everything"–
    ISBN:0316497967, 9780316497961


  • LARGE TYPE FICTION KELLERMAN, JONATHAN 2020
    Kellerman, Jonathan
    Half Moon Bay : a novel
    Summary:"Deputy Coroner Clay Edison has his hands full. He’s got a new baby who won’t sleep. He’s working the graveyard shift. And he’s trying, for once, to mind his own business. Then comes the first call. Workers demolishing a local park have made a haunting discovery: the decades-old skeleton of a child. But whose? And how did it get there? No sooner has Clay begun to investigate than he receives a second call–this one from a local businessman, wondering if the body could belong to his sister. She went missing fifty years ago, the man says. Or at least I think she did. It’s a little complicated. And things only get stranger from there. Clay’s relentless search for answers will unearth a history of violence and secrets, revolution and betrayal. Because in this town, the past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past. It’s very much alive. And it can kill"–
    ISBN:0593102843, 9780593102848


  • LARGE TYPE FICTION LAWHON, ARIEL 2020
    Lawhon, Ariel
    Code name H©â™­l©·ne : a novel
    ISBN:“0593171756 : PAP”, “9780593171752 : PAP”


  • LARGE TYPE FICTION MORREY, BETH 2020
    Morrey, Beth
    The love story of Missy Carmichael
    Summary:"The world has changed around seventy-nine-year-old librarian Millicent Carmichael, aka Missy. Though quick to admit that she often found her roles as a housewife and mother less than satisfying, Missy once led a bustling life driven by two children, an accomplished and celebrated husband, and a Classics degree from Cambridge. Now her husband is gone, her daughter is estranged after a shattering argument, and her son has moved to his wife’s native Australia, taking Missy’s beloved only grandchild half-a-world away. She spends her days sipping sherry, avoiding people, and rattling around in her oversized, under-decorated house waiting for…what exactly? The last thing Missy expects is for two perfect strangers and one spirited dog named Bob to break through her prickly exterior and show Missy just how much love she still has to give. In short order, Missy finds herself in the jarring embrace of an eclectic community that simply won’t take no for an answer–including a rambunctious mutt-on-loan whose unconditional love gives Missy a reason to re-enter the world one muddy paw print at a time."–
    ISBN:0593171799, 9780593171790


  • LARGE TYPE FICTION PATTERSON, JAMES 2020
    Patterson, James
    1st case
    Summary:"Recruited into the FBI when her unorthodox programming skills get her kicked out of MIT, a computer genius tracks a killer who has been targeting young women through a sophisticated messaging app."–
    ISBN:0316418315, 9780316418317


  • LARGE TYPE FICTION SANDFORD, JOHN 2020
    Sandford, John
    Masked prey
    Summary:Lucas Davenport investigates a vitriolic blog that seems to be targeting the children of U.S. politicians. The daughter of a U.S. Senator is monitoring her social media presence when she finds a picture of herself on a strange blog. And there are other pictures , of the children of other influential Washington politicians, walking or standing outside their schools, each identified by name. Surrounding the photos are texts of vicious political rants from a motley variety of radical groups
    ISBN:1432872524, 9781432872526, 0593171659, 9780593171653


  • LARGE TYPE FICTION WIGGS, SUSAN 2020
    Wiggs, Susan.
    The Lost and Found Bookshop
    Summary:"In the wake of a shocking tragedy, Natalie Harper inherits a financially strapped bookshop in San Francisco. She also becomes the caretaker for her grandfather Andrew. Grandpa Andrew has begun to struggle with memory loss, and Natalie plans to close the bookstore and sell the building to pay for his care. There’s only one problem–her grandfather owns it outright and refuses to sell. To Natalie’s surprise, her time of mourning becomes an unexpected journey of discoveries and revelations, from unearthing artifacts hidden in the bookshop’s walls to uncovering the truth about her family, her future, and her own heart"–Back cover.
    ISBN:“0062999893 (pbk.)”, “9780062999894 (pbk.)”


  • LARGE TYPE FICTION WINGATE, LISA 2020
    Wingate, Lisa
    The book of lost friends : a novel
    Summary:"Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous aftermath of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now-destitute plantation; Juneau Jane, her illegitimate free-born Creole half-sister; and Hannie, Lavinia’s former slave. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following dangerous roads rife with ruthless vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and eight siblings before slavery’s end, the pilgrimage westward reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the seemingly limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope. Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt–until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, seems suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lies the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything."–
    ISBN:1635468825, 9781635468823, 0593286413, 9780593286418


  • LARGE TYPE FICTION WINSLOW, DON 2020
    Winslow, Don
    Broken : six short novels
    Summary:Presents a collection of six novellas in which drug dealers, bounty hunters, fugitives, struggling cops, and lost souls rob, steal, kill, corrupt, and betray.
    ISBN:“0062990772 : PAP”, “9780062990778 : PAP”


  • LARGE TYPE FICTION WOODS, STUART 2020
    Woods, Stuart
    Bombshell
    Summary:"Teddy Fay is back in Hollywood and caught in two tricky situations. First, a rising star at Centurion becomes the target of malicious gossip, and Teddy must find and neutralize the source before the situation gets out of hand–or becomes violent. At the same time, Teddy finds himself targeted by a criminal thug bearing a grudge. It’s a lot of knives to juggle, even for a former-CIA-operative-turned-movie-producer accustomed to hazardous working conditions. This time Teddy will need to leverage every bit of his undercover skills and fearless daring to stay one step ahead of his foes . . . or he’ll find himself one foot in the grave"–
    ISBN:“9781432878689 (Thorndike)”, 0593286049, 9780593286043