New Books Available This Week
Here's a sample of the new fiction and nonfiction titles recently added to the library's collection! Visit the new books page on our website, updated weekly, to keep up with what's new.
By Horowitz, Anthony
2020-11 - Harper
9780062955456 Check Our Catalog
Featuring his famous literary detective Atticus Pund and Susan Ryeland, hero of the worldwide bestseller Magpie Murders, a brilliantly complex literary thriller with echoes of Agatha Christie from New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz.
Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is living the good life. She is running a small hotel on a Greek …More
By Lethem, Jonathan
2020-11 - Ecco Press
9780062938787 Check Our Catalog
From the award-winning author of The Feral Detective and Motherless Brooklyn comes an utterly original post-collapse yarn about two siblings, the man that came between them, and a nuclear-powered super car.
The Arrest isn't post-apocalypse. It isn't a dystopia. It isn't a utopia. It's just what happens when much of what we take for granted--cars, guns, …More
By Nesbo, Jo
Translator Ferguson, Robert
2020-11 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780525655411 Check Our Catalog
Roy and Carl have spent their whole lives running from the darkness in their past, but when Carl finally returns to make peace with it, the two brothers are inexorably drawn into a reckoning with their own demons.
Roy has never left the quiet mountain town he grew up in, unlike his little brother Carl who couldn't wait to get out and escape his troubled past. Just like everyone …More
||Fortune and Glory
By Evanovich, Janet
2020-11 - Atria Books
9781982154837 Check Our Catalog
The twenty-seventh entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series isn't just the biggest case of Stephanie Plum's career. It's the adventure of a lifetime.
When Stephanie's beloved Grandma Mazur's new husband died on their wedding night, the only thing he left her was a beat-up old easy chair...and the keys to a life-changing fortune.
But as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur …More
By Yang, Susie
2020-11 - Simon & Schuster
9781982100599 Check Our Catalog
***LONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION'S FIRST NOVEL PRIZE***
A dazzling debut novel about a young woman's dark obsession with her privileged classmate and the lengths she'll go to win his love--from prizewinning Chinese American author Susie Yang.
Ivy Lin is a thief and a liar--but you'd never know it by looking at her.
Raised outside of Boston, Ivy's immigrant …More
||Head Wounds: A Kevin Kerney Novel
By McGarrity, Michael
2020-11 - W. W. Norton & Company
9781324002857 Check Our Catalog
Given a chance to salvage his law enforcement career, Dona Ana County Sheriff's Detective Clayton Istee catches a bizarre late-night double homicide at a Las Cruces hotel. Both victims, a man and a woman, have been scalped with their throats cut.
The murders show all the signs of a signature hit, but national and state crime databases reveal no similar profiles. Digging into the victims' …More
By Alpsten, Ellen
2020-11 - St. Martin's Press
9781250214430 Check Our Catalog
Makes Game of Thrones look like a nursery rhyme. --Daisy Goodwin, New York Times bestselling author of The Fortune Hunter
" Alpsten] recounts this remarkable woman's colourful life and times. --Count Nikolai Tolstoy, historian and author
Before there was Catherine the Great, there was Catherine Alexeyevna: the first …More
By Bradby, Tom
2020-11 - Atlantic Monthly Press
9780802157645 Check Our Catalog
Kidnapped in Venice by a Russian defector, Kate knows she's in trouble. But when he offers her conclusive evidence that the British Prime Minister is a live agent working for Moscow, Kate's holiday quickly becomes the start of her next mission.
The defector has proof of the PM involved in a sordid scandal--a video supposedly used to blackmail him into Russian service decades prior--and a …More
By Hazzard, Shirley
Editor Olubas, Brigitta
Foreword by Heller, Zoë
2020-11 - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
9780374126483 Check Our Catalog
Collected Stories includes both volumes of the National Book Award-winning author Shirley Hazzard's short-story collections--Cliffs of Fall and People in Glass Houses--alongside uncollected works and two previously unpublished stories
Shirley Hazzard's Collected Stories is a work of staggering breadth and accomplishment. Taken together, these …More
||The Law of Innocence
By Connelly, Michael
2020-11 - Little Brown and Company
9780316485623 Check Our Catalog
Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller must defend himself against murder charges in the heart-stopping new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly.
On the night he celebrates a big win, defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a former client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is immediately charged with …More
||Marauder: The Oregon Files Book 15
By Cussler, Clive
Author Morrison, Boyd
2020-11 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780593087916 Check Our Catalog
Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon are back with a new adventure in this thrilling suspense novel in Clive Cussler's #1 New York Times-bestselling series.
Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives return in this latest entry in Clive Cussler's Oregon Files series. Aboard the Oregon, one of the most advanced spy ships ever built, they face new …More
||The Alpha Enigma
By Gear, W. Michael
2020-11 - Daw Books
9780756414467 Check Our Catalog
A thrilling new science fiction mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of the Donovan novels
Dr. Timothy Ryan, head of the military psychiatric unit at Grantham Barracks, is meeting a new patient, a woman known as "Prisoner Alpha." As she is being transferred, they are attacked by assassins, barely escaping with their lives. One shooter vanishes, leaving behind a dead …More
||The Fires of Vengeance
By Winter, Evan
2020-11 - Orbit
9780316489805 Check Our Catalog
In order to reclaim her throne and save her people, an ousted queen must join forces with a young warrior in the second book of this"relentlessly gripping, brilliant" epic fantasy series from a breakout author (James Islington).
Tau and his Queen, desperate to delay the impending attack on the capital by the indigenous people of Xidda, craft a dangerous plan. If Tau …More
||Murder in Old Bombay
By March, Nev
2020-11 - Minotaur Books
9781250269546 Check Our Catalog
In 19th century Bombay, Captain Jim Agnihotri channels his idol, Sherlock Holmes, in Nev March's Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award-winning debut.
In 1892, Bombay is the center of British India. Nearby, Captain Jim Agnihotri lies in Poona military hospital recovering from a skirmish on the wild northern frontier, with little to do but re-read the tales …More
||Murder by Milk Bottle
By Truss, Lynne
2020-11 - Bloomsbury Publishing
9781635575965 Check Our Catalog
The quirky and charming third crime novel from New York Times bestselling author Lynne Truss.
In the wake of two extremely high-profile murder cases, and with the summer of 1957 finally winding down, Constable Twitten is eagerly anticipating a quiet spell at work. But his hoped-for rest is interrupted when he and his colleagues find a trio of bodies, all murdered with the …More
By Cardenas, Mauro Javier
2020-11 - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
9780374257866 Check Our Catalog
Mauro Javier C rdenas, the critically-acclaimed author of The Revolutionaries Try Again--"an original, insubordinate novel" (New York Times)--pens a profound story of literature about a man coming to terms with his dysfunctional Colombian family, as well as his own behavior, as an immigrant in America.
Antonio wants to avoid thinking about his sister--even though he …More
||Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath
By Clark, Heather
2020-10 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307961167 Check Our Catalog
"Finally, the biography that Sylvia Plath deserves . . . A spectacular achievement." --Ruth Franklin, author of Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
The highly anticipated new biography of Sylvia Plath that focuses on her remarkable literary and intellectual achievements, while restoring the woman behind the long-held myths about her life and art.
With a wealth of …More
||The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories
By Evans, Danielle
2020-11 - Riverhead Books
9781594487330 Check Our Catalog
"Danielle Evans demonstrates, once again, that she is the finest short story writer working today."--Roxane Gay, New York Times-bestselling author of Difficult Women and Bad Feminist
"Danielle Evans is a stone-cold genius." --Rebecca Makkai, National Book Award finalist for The Great Believers
The award-winning author of …More
||Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind
By Pattison, Kermit
2020-11 - William Morrow & Company
9780062410283 Check Our Catalog
A rip-roaring tale, Fossil Men is one of those rare books that can be a prism through which to view the world, exposing the fabric of the Earth and illuminating the Tree of Life. --New York Times bestselling author Peter Nichols
A behind-the-scenes account of the shocking discovery of the skeleton of …More
||Cast Iron and Frail: Women, Music, Love, and Fame
By Robinson, Lisa
2020-11 - Henry Holt & Company
9781627794909 Check Our Catalog
An intimate look at the lives of our most celebrated female musicians--and their challenges with fame--from a legendary music journalist
Over four decades, Lisa Robinson has made a name for herself as a celebrated journalist in a business long known for its boys' club mentality. But to Robinson, the female performers who sat down with her, most often at the peak of …More
||Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence
By Saffitz, Claire
2020-10 - Clarkson Potter Publishers
9781984826961 Check Our Catalog
In her first cookbook, Bon App tit and YouTube star of the show Gourmet Makes offers wisdom, problem-solving strategies, and more than 100 meticulously tested, creative, and inspiring recipes.
"There are no 'just cooks' out there, only bakers who haven't yet been converted. I am a dessert person, and we are all dessert people."--Claire Saffitz …More
||Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
By Acho, Emmanuel
2020-11 - Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book
9781250800466 Check Our Catalog
An urgent primer on race and racism, from the host of the viral hit video series
"Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man"
"You cannot fix a problem you do not know you have." So begins Emmanuel Acho in his essential guide to the truths Americans need to know to address the systemic racism that has recently electrified protests in all …More
||Big Dirty Money: The Hidden Cost of White Collar Crime
By Taub, Jennifer
2020-09 - Viking
9781984879974 Check Our Catalog
How ordinary Americans suffer when the rich and powerful break the law to get richer and more powerful--and how we can stop it.
There is an elite crime spree happening in America, and the privileged perps are getting away with it. Selling loose cigarettes on a city sidewalk can lead to a choke-hold arrest, and death, if you are not among the top 1%. But if you're rich and commit mail, …More
By Rapinoe, Megan
Author Brockes, Emma
2020-11 - Penguin Press
9781984881168 Check Our Catalog
Megan Rapinoe, Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women's World Cup champion, has become a galvanizing force for social change; here, she urges all of us to take up the mantle, with actions big and small, to continue the fight for justice and equality
Megan Rapinoe is one of the world's most talented athletes. But beyond her massive professional success on the soccer field, Rapinoe has …More
||The Sediments of Time: My Lifelong Search for the Past
By Leakey, Meave
Author Leakey, Samira
2020-11 - Houghton Mifflin
9780358206675 Check Our Catalog
Meave Leakey's thrilling, high-stakes memoir--written with her daughter Samira--encapsulates her distinguished life and career on the front lines of the hunt for our human origins, a quest made all the more notable by her stature as a woman in a highly competitive, male-dominated field.
In The Sediments of Time, preeminent paleoanthropologist Meave Leakey brings …More
||Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs
By Townsend, Camilla
2019-11 - Oxford University Press, USA
9780190673062 Check Our Catalog
In November 1519, Hernando Cort�s walked along a causeway leading to the capital of the Aztec kingdom and came face to face with Moctezuma. That story--and the story of what happened afterwards--has been told many times, but always following the narrative offered by the Spaniards. After all, we have been taught, it was the Europeans who held the pens. But the Native Americans were intrigued …More
||The Idea of the Brain: A History
By Cobb, Matthew
2020-04 - Basic Books
9781541646858 Check Our Catalog
An "elegant", "engrossing" (Carol Tavris, Wall Street Journal) examination of what we think we know about the brain and why -- despite technological advances -- the workings of our most essential organ remain a mystery.
"I cannot recommend this book strongly enough."--Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm
||The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design
By Mars, Roman
Author Kohlstedt, Kurt
2020-10 - Houghton Mifflin
9780358126607 Check Our Catalog
A beautifully designed guidebook to the unnoticed yet essential elements of our cities, from the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast
Have you ever wondered what those bright, squiggly graffiti marks on the sidewalk mean?
Or stopped to consider why you don't see metal fire escapes on new buildings?
Or pondered the story behind those dancing …More
||Tacky's Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War
By Brown, Vincent
2020-01 - Belknap Press
9780674737570 Check Our Catalog
A gripping account of the largest slave revolt in the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world, an uprising that laid bare the interconnectedness of Europe, Africa, and America, shook the foundations of empire, and reshaped ideas of race and popular belonging.
In the second half of the eighteenth century, as European imperial conflicts extended the domain of capitalist agriculture, …More
||The Practice: Shipping Creative Work
By Godin, Seth
2020-11 - Portfolio
9780593328972 Check Our Catalog
From the bestselling author of Linchpin, Tribes, and The Dip comes an elegant little book that will inspire artists, writers, and entrepreneurs to stretch and commit to putting their best work out into the world.
Creative work doesn't come with a guarantee. But there is a pattern to who succeeds and who doesn't. And engaging in the consistent practice of its …More
Weekly Children's Room Newsletter
Our Children's Librarian Emily is sending out a new weekly email newsletter for families. To sign up, email Emily at email@example.com, or just reply to this email and ask to be added to the children's email list. You can follow this link to view this week's issue: DIY Jigsaw Puzzle, Learn a New Game, Virtual Family Game Night
Weekly Children's Programs
Each week our Youth Services librarians create "Take & Make" bags filled with themed educational activities. Virtual Storytime and video tutorials on our Facebook and YouTube pages enhance the Take & Make bag activities. Bags are available for pickup weekly on Sundays from 3pm - 5pm (on a first come basis while supplies last). For more information, contact Emily our Children's Librarian! Teen "Take & Make" craft bags are also available weekly, Young Adult Librarian Jennifer can provide the details!
For program announcements follow our Kids & Young Adults Facebook Page, and check out our new YouTube channel. Books are now available from the library through contactless pickup, and eBooks are available through our digital library resources for kids.
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