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.
||D (a Tale of Two Worlds)
By Faber, Michel
2020-12 - Hanover Square Press
9781335916747 Check Our Catalog
"Glorious. A story that will be found and enjoyed and dreamed about for years to come."--Neil Gaiman
A stunning modern-day Dickensian fable and a celebration of friendship and bravery for freethinkers everywhere.
It all starts on the morning the letter D disappears from language. First, it vanishes from Dhikilo's parents' conversation at breakfast, then …More
||A Promise of Ankles: 44 Scotland Street #14
By Smith, Alexander McCall
2020-12 - Anchor Books
9780593313282 Check Our Catalog
The latest, delectably witty installment of Alexander McCall Smith's sumptuous 44 Scotland Street series.
For the residents of 44 Scotland Street, life in Edinburgh's intriguing New Town is a thing to be relished. After all, there are new faces to excite Domenica's anthropological imagination, precious moments with his triplets for Matthew to savor, and the prospect of a trip to …More
||Midwinter Murder: Fireside Tales from the Queen of Mystery
By Christie, Agatha
2020-10 - William Morrow & Company
9780063030367 Check Our Catalog
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction." --Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of the Dublin Murder Squad novels
An all-new …More
||The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison
By Ellison, Ralph
Editor Callahan, John F.
Editor Conner, Marc C.
2019-12 - Random House
9780812998528 Check Our Catalog
A radiant collection of letters from the renowned author of Invisible Man that trace the life and mind of a giant of American literature, with insights into the riddle of identity, the writer's craft, and the story of a changing nation over six decades
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK
These extensive and revealing letters span the life of Ralph Ellison and …More
||Who Gets in and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions
By Selingo, Jeffrey J.
2020-09 - Scribner Book Company
9781982116293 Check Our Catalog
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020
From award-winning higher education journalist and New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Selingo comes a revealing look from inside the admissions office--one that identifies surprising strategies that will aid in the college search.
Getting into a top-ranked college has never seemed more impossible, with acceptance …More
By Cornejo Villavicencio, Karla
2020-03 - One World
9780399592683 Check Our Catalog
FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD - One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation.
"Karla's book sheds light on people's personal experiences and allows their stories to be told and their voices to be heard."--Selena …More
||The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Take Control, and Master the Odds
By Konnikova, Maria
2020-06 - Penguin Press
9780525522621 Check Our Catalog
The New York Times bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book
"The tale of how Konnikova followed a story about poker players and wound up becoming a story herself will have you riveted, first as you learn about her big winnings, and then as she conveys the lessons she learned both about human nature and herself." --The Washington Post
||Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism
By Case, Anne
Author Deaton, Angus
2020-03 - Princeton University Press
9780691190785 Check Our Catalog
New York Times Bestseller
Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
Shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year
From economist Anne Case and Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton, a groundbreaking account of how the flaws in capitalism are fatal for America's working …More
By Bryndza, Robert
2020-11 - Thomas & Mercer
9781542023368 Check Our Catalog
An Amazon Charts bestselling series.
The moors are a perfect hiding place for a serial killer. And a chilling return to the past for nascent private investigator Kate Marshall in a pulse-racing thriller by the author of Nine Elms.
Criminology academic Kate Marshall is on a scuba jaunt with her son when they dive toward a shocking discovery: the body of a teenage …More
By Dangarembga, Tsitsi
2004-12 - Ayebia Clarke Publishing
9780954702335 Check Our Catalog
A modern classic in the African literary canon and voted in the Top Ten Africa's 100 Best Books of the 20th Century, this novel brings to the politics of decolonization theory the energy of women's rights. An extraordinarily well-crafted work, this book is a work of vision. Through its deft negotiation of race, class, gender and cultural change, it dramatizes the 'nervousness' of the …More
By Golden, Christopher
2020-12 - St. Martin's Press
9781250246301 Check Our Catalog
In bestselling author Christopher Golden's supernatural thriller Red Hands, sometimes a story is a warning. Sometimes the warning comes too late
When a mysterious and devastating bioweapon causes its victims to develop Red Hands, the touch of death, weird science expert Ben Walker is called to investigate.
A car plows through the crowd at a July 4th parade. The …More
||The Mermaid from Jeju: A Novel
By Hahn, Sumi
2020-12 - Alcove Press
9781643854403 Check Our Catalog
A transporting masterpiece. --Booklist starred review
Inspired by true events on Korea's Jeju Island, Sumi Hahn's entrancing debut] novel, brimming with lyricism and magic (Jennifer Rosner, The Yellow Bird Sings) explores what it means to truly love in the wake of devastation.
In the aftermath of World War II, Goh Junja is a girl just coming into her own. She is the …More
By Kelley, Pamela M.
2020-05 - Piping Plover Press
9780991243563 Check Our Catalog
Three sisters. An inherited Nantucket restaurant. One year before they can sell.
Mandy, Emma and Jill are as close as three sisters who live hundreds of miles apart can be. They grew up together on Nantucket, but Mandy is the only one that stayed.
Jill lives a glamorous life in Manhattan as a co-owner of a successful executive search firm. Never married, she …More
||Violent Peace: A Dan Lenson Novel
By Poyer, David
2020-12 - St. Martin's Press
9781250220585 Check Our Catalog
World War III is over... or is it? Superpowers race to fill the postwar power vacuum in this page-turning thriller, the next in the Dan Lenson series.
In the next installment of David Poyer's critically-acclaimed series about war with China, mutual exhaustion after a massive nuclear exchange is giving way to a Violent Peace.
While Admiral Dan Lenson …More
||The Valancourt Book of World Horror Stories, volume 1
By Pedraza, Pilar
Author Fager, Anders
Author Cubas, Cristina Fernández
2020-12 - Valancourt Books
9781948405645 Check Our Catalog
What if there were a whole world of great horror fiction out there you didn't know anything about, written by authors in distant lands and in foreign languages, outstanding horror stories you had no access to, written in languages you couldn't read? For an avid horror fan, what could be more horrifying than that?
For this groundbreaking volume, the first of its kind, the editors of …More
||Happiness Becomes You
By Turner, Tina
2020-12 - Atria Books
9781982152154 Check Our Catalog
Tina Turner--living legend, icon to millions, and author of the "brave and wry" (Vulture) memoir My Love Story--returns with a deeply personal book of wisdom that explores her longstanding faith in Buddhism and provides a guide to these timeless principles so you can find happiness in your own life.
I dedicate this book to you...
in honor of …More
||Steal This Book
By Hoffman, Abbie
2002-02 - Da Capo Press
9781568582177 Check Our Catalog
A driving force behind the social revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, Hoffman inspired a generation to challenge the status quo. Meant as a practical guide for the aspiring hippie, "Steal This Book" captures Hoffman's puckish tone. Outrageously illustrated by R. Crumb, it nevertheless conveys a serious message to all would-be revolutionaries: You don't have to take it anymore. Illustrations. …More
||A Disability History of the United States
By Nielsen, Kim
2013-10 - Beacon Press
9780807022047 Check Our Catalog
The first book to cover the entirety of disability history, from pre-1492 to the present
Disability is not just the story of someone we love or the story of whom we may become; rather it is undoubtedly the story of our nation. Covering the entirety of US history from pre-1492 to the present, A Disability History of the United States is the first book to …More
||No One Asked for This: Essays
By David, Cazzie
2020-11 - Mariner Books
9780358197027 Check Our Catalog
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"Blisteringly honest...kind of like if a David Sedaris book was written by an anxiety-ridden millennial who grew up in Hollywood."
"Cazzie David is the delicious antidote to the poison of basic influencer culture. This book will make all misanthropes feel seen and loved--well, seen and …More
By Choi, Don Mee
2020-04 - Wave Books
9781940696959 Check Our Catalog
WINNER OF THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY
"Don Mee Choi's urgent DMZ Colony captures the migratory latticework of those transformed by war and colonization. Homelands present and past share one sky where birds fly, but 'during the Korean War cranes had no place to land.' Devastating and vigilant, this bricolage of survivor accounts, drawings, …More
||The Patriots: Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the Making of America
By Groom, Winston
2020-11 - National Geographic Society
9781426221491 Check Our Catalog
When the Revolutionary War ended in victory, there remained a stupendous problem: establishing a workable democratic government in the vast, newly independent country. Three key founding fathers played significant roles: John Adams, the brilliant, dour New Englander; Thomas Jefferson, the aristocratic Southern renaissance man; and Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the Caribbean island of …More
Weekly Children's Room Newsletter
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