Friday, May 17, 2019

What We're Reading

Here's a snapshot of what the library staff is reading.

What are you reading right now? Recommend books to others in the comments section.


Swing
Swing
By Alexander, Kwame
Author Hess, Mary Rand
2018-10 - Blink
9780310761914 CHECK CATALOG

New York Times bestselling authors Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess (Solo) tell this lyrical story about hope, courage, and love that speaks to anyone who's struggled to find their voice. And the surprise ending shines a spotlight on the issues related to our current social divide, challenging perspectives and inspiring everyone to make their voice heard.
When America …More


Slathbog's Gold
Slathbog's Gold
By Forman, M. L.
2011-02 - Shadow Mountain
9781606416815 CHECK CATALOG
The sign is small, tucked into the corner of Mr. Clutters …More


Girls Like Us
Girls Like Us
By Giles, Gail
2015-10 - Candlewick Press (MA)
9780763680282 CHECK CATALOG
With gentle humor and unflinching realism, the author of "Shattering Glass" tells the gritty, ultimately hopeful story of two teen girls who have just graduated from their school's special ed program and are entering the adult world. …More


Starved Stuff: Feeding the 7 Basic Needs of Healthy Relationships
Starved Stuff: Feeding the 7 Basic Needs of Healthy Relationships
By Townsend, Matt
2010-10 - Perfect Paperback
9780615351704 CHECK CATALOG
Creating a healthy and lasting relationship with your partner can be both wonderful and demanding. Acclaimed national speaker and relationship expert Matt Townsend explores both the challenges and solutions for healthier couples in this landmark book. …More


The Last Sin Eater
The Last Sin Eater
By Rivers, Francine
2013-06 - Tyndale House Publishers
9781414370668 CHECK CATALOG
In this story set in mid 19th-century Appalachia, young Cadi learns a valuable spiritual lesson about Jesus Christ after she confronts a mysterious man who comes to absolve her guilt over her grandmother's death. Now a major motion picture from Fox Faith, starring Henry Thomas ("E.T."), set for theatrical release on February 16. Photos. …More


The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man
The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man
By Jonasson, Jonas
Author Willson-Broyles, Rachel
2019-01 - William Morrow & Company
9780062846136 CHECK CATALOG

The hysterical, clever, and unforgettable sequel to Jonas Jonasson's international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared.
He's back. Even older. Even funnier.
It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they're not …More


Maisie Dobbs
Maisie Dobbs
By Winspear, Jacqueline
2014-06 - Soho Crime
9781616954079 CHECK CATALOG
"A female investigator every bit as brainy and battle-hardened as Lisbeth Salander."

--Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air, on Maisie Dobbs

Maisie Dobbs got her start as a maid in an aristocratic London household when she was thirteen. Her employer, suffragette Lady Rowan Compton, soon became her patron, taking the remarkably bright youngster under her wing. Lady …More


Confessions of a Murder Suspect
Confessions of a Murder Suspect
By Patterson, James
Author Paetro, Maxine
2012-09 - Jimmy Patterson
9780316206983 CHECK CATALOG
Internationally bestselling author Patterson returns to the genre that made him famous with a thrilling teen detective series about the mysterious and magnificently wealthy Angel family . . . and the dark secrets they're keeping from one another. …More


Monstrous Beauty
Monstrous Beauty
By Fama, Elizabeth
2013-10 - Square Fish
9781250034250 CHECK CATALOG
In alternating chapters, this story tells of the mermaid Syrenka's love for Ezra in 1872 that leads to a series of horrific murders, and present-day Hester's encounter with a ghost that reveals her connection to the murders and to Syrenka. …More


The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Saved Jews During the Holocaust
The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Saved Jews During the Holocaust
By Ruelle, Karen Gray
Author DeSaix, Deborah Durland
2009-09 - Holiday House
9780823421596 CHECK CATALOG
Awards:
Middle East Book Awards (2009), William Allen White Childens Book Award (2012)

The story, in picture-book format, of how the Grand Mosque in Paris was used to hide Jews and escaped prisoners-of-war during the Nazi occupation. …More


Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print
By Browne, Renni
Author King, Dave
2004-04 - William Morrow & Company
9780060545697 CHECK CATALOG
Hundreds of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into published novels and short stories. Renni Browne and Dave King are two of the country's best-known independent editors. In their years as president and senior editor of The Editorial Department, they …More


Malala's Magic Pencil
Malala's Magic Pencil
By Yousafzai, Malala
Illustrator Kerascoet
2017-10 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316319577 CHECK CATALOG
In this beautifully illustrated volume, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize shares a story from her childhood in Pakistan that shows younger readers the world view that allowed her to hold on to hope even in the most difficult of times. Full color. …More

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Audiobooks: Not Enough Time To Read? Listen To A New Book!

The Border
The Border
By Winslow, Don
Read by Porter, Ray
2019-02 - Blackstone Publishing
9781504719988 CHECK CATALOG
The explosive, highly anticipated conclusion to the epic Cartel trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Force
What do you do when there are no borders? When the lines you thought existed simply vanish? How do you plant your feet to make a stand when you no longer know what side you're on?
The war has come home.
For over forty years, Art Keller …More


The Chef
The Chef
By Patterson, James
Author DiLallo, Max
Read by Ziants, Micheal
2019-02 - Little Brown and Company
9781549175855 CHECK CATALOG In the new stand-alone thriller from the World's Bestselling author comes a Police detective by day, celebrity food truck chef by night, now Caleb Rooney has a new title: Most Wanted.

In the Carnival days leading up Mardi Gras, Detective Caleb Rooney comes under investigation for a murder he is accused of committing in the line of duty--as a Major Crimes detective for the New
…More


The Department of Sensitive Crimes: A Detective Varg Novel
The Department of Sensitive Crimes: A Detective Varg Novel
By Smith, Alexander McCall
Read by Rintoul, David
2019-04 - Recorded Books
9781980031581 CHECK CATALOG From the beloved and best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series comes a lighthearted comedic novel about a Swedish police department tasked with solving the most unusual, complicated, and, often, insignificant crimes.
The detectives who work in Malmo Police's Department of Sensitive Crimes take their job very seriously. The lead detective, Ulf Varg, prioritizes his …More


The Editor
The Editor
By Rowley, Steven
Read by Urie, Michael
2019-04 - Penguin Audiobooks
9781984839596 CHECK CATALOG From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus comes a novel about a struggling writer who gets his big break, with a little help from the most famous woman in America.
After years of trying to make it as a writer in 1990s New York City, James Smale finally sells his novel to an editor at a major publishing house: none other than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Jackie--or Mrs. …More


Gunmetal Gray
Gunmetal Gray
By Greaney, Mark
Read by Snyder, Jay
2017-04 - Audible Studios on Brilliance
9781536694383 CHECK CATALOG
Mark Greaney, the New York Times best-selling coauthor of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels, delivers another breakneck thriller following the world's deadliest assassin - the Gray Man.
After five years on the run, Court Gentry is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down in Hong …More


The First Lady
The First Lady
By Patterson, James
With DuBois, Brendan
Read by McBride, Deborah
2019-03 - Grand Central Publishing
9781549119385 CHECK CATALOG In James Patterson's new stand-alone thriller, one secret can bring down a government when the President's affair to remember becomes a nightmare he wishes he could forget.
Sally Grissom is a top secret service agent in charge of the Presidential Protection team. She knows that something is amiss when she is summoned to a private meeting with the President and his Chief …More


Keto Diet: Your 30-Day Plan to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, Fight Inflammation, and Reverse Disease
Keto Diet: Your 30-Day Plan to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, Fight Inflammation, and Reverse Disease
By Axe, Josh
Read by Martin, Eric
2019-03 - Little Brown and Company
9781549119217 CHECK CATALOG From the author of the national bestseller Eat Dirt, a 30-day healthy plan -- including more than 80 delicious recipes -- to burn fat, fight inflammation, and reverse disease using the keto diet.
Today, the ketogenic diet is the world's fastest growing diet, and with good reason. When practiced correctly, it has been proven to burn fat, reduce inflammation, fight cancer, …More


Lost Roses
Lost Roses
By Kelly, Martha Hall
Read by Gati, Kathleen
Read by Gilbert, Tavia
2019-04 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9781984845375 CHECK CATALOG The million-copy bestseller Lilac Girls introduced the real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday. Now Lost Roses, set a generation earlier and also inspired by true events, features Caroline's mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I.
"A nuanced tale that speaks to the strength of …More


The Malta Exchange
The Malta Exchange
By Berry, Steve
Read by Brick, Scott
2019-03 - MacMillan Audio
9781250316530 CHECK CATALOG
"Brick is a masterful narrator, raising the tension in the action scenes while keeping the listener engaged in the slower historical segments." -- AudioFile Magazine



In this audiobook, Steve Berry and Macmillan Audio team up again to bring listeners an expanded, annotated Writer's Cut edition of The Malta Exchange. This Writer's Cut
…More


Silent Night
Silent Night
By Steel, Danielle
Narrated by Frangione, Jim
2019-03 - Recorded Books
9781980027591 CHECK CATALOG A shocking accident. A little girl struggling to survive. And the childless aunt who transforms her own world to help her Danielle Steel's latest novel is a deeply moving story of resilience and hope.
Paige Watts is the ultimate stage mother. The daughter of Hollywood royalty, Paige channels her own acting dreams into making her daughter, Emma, a star. By the age of nine, Emma is …More


Storm Cursed
Storm Cursed
By Briggs, Patricia
Read by King, Lorelei
2019-05 - Penguin Audiobooks
9781524756697 CHECK CATALOG In this powerful entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Mercy Thompson must face a deadly enemy to defend all she loves...
My name is Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman, and I am a car mechanic.

And a coyote shapeshifter.

And the mate of the Alpha of the Columbia Basin werewolf pack.

Even so, none of that would have gotten me into trouble …More


The Tale Teller: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel #05
The Tale Teller: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel #05
By Hillerman, Anne
Read by Delaine, Christina
2019-04 - HarperCollins
9780062898685 CHECK CATALOG …More

Saturday, March 2, 2019

What We're Reading

Here's a snapshot of what the library staff is reading.

What are you reading right now? Recommend books to others in the comments section.



No Man's Land
No Man's Land
By Tolkien, Simon
2017-01 - Nan A. Talese
9780385541978 CHECK CATALOG
Inspired by the real-life experiences of his grandfather, J. R. R. Tolkien, during World War I, Simon Tolkien delivers a perfectly rendered novel rife with class tension, period detail, and stirring action, ranging from the sharply divided society of northern England to the trenches of the Somme.
Adam Raine is a boy cursed by misfortune. His impoverished childhood in …More


Watership Down
Watership Down
By Adams, Richard
2005-11 - Scribner Book Company
9780743277709 CHECK CATALOG
The phenomenal world seller for over 30 years returns to its original publishing home in a beautiful new edition. …More


Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen
Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen
By Nix, Garth
2016-08 - HarperCollins
9780061561573 CHECK CATALOG

Award-winning author Garth Nix returns to the Old Kingdom with a thrilling prequel complete with dark magic, royalty, dangerous action, a strong heroine, and flawless world building. This epic fantasy adventure is destined to be a classic and is perfect for fans of Rae Carson, Kristin Cashore, Scott Westerfeld, and Cassandra Clare.
Clariel is the daughter of one of the most notable …More


Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
By Chiaverini, Jennifer
2013-09 - Dutton Books
9780142180358 CHECK CATALOG
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini's compelling historical novel unveils the private lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln through the perspective of the First Lady's most trusted confidante and friend, her dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckley.
In a life that spanned nearly a century and witnessed some of the most momentous events in American history, Elizabeth Hobbs …More


The Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus #05)
The Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus #05)
By Riordan, Rick
2016-04 - Disney-Hyperion
9781423146780 CHECK CATALOG
Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen-all of them-and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood-the blood of Olympus-in order to wake. …More


Fever 1793
Fever 1793
By Anderson, Laurie Halse
Illustrator Earley, Lori
2000-09 - Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
9780689838583 CHECK CATALOG
Awards:
California Young Reader Medal (2004), Georgia Children's Book Award (2003), Iowa Teen Award (2004), Jefferson Cup (2001), Massachusetts Children's Book Award (2003), Nutmeg Book Award (2003), Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award (2003), South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award (2003), Sunshine State Young Reader's Award (2005)

In 1793 the Cook Coffeehouse outside of Philadelphia is a haven for those fleeing from the fever sweeping across the mosquito-infested city. Fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook loses her childhood playmate to the fever and struggles to keep her family and its business alive. …More


Hunt for Jade Dragon
Hunt for Jade Dragon
By Evans, Richard Paul
2015-05 - Simon Pulse
9781481424394 CHECK CATALOG
Michael, Taylor, Ostin, and the rest of the Electroclan head to China in search of a child prodigy with an IQ higher than Einstein's who may have discovered why Michael and his friends became electric in this electrifying fourth installment of the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling series. …More


The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America Trade Book
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America Trade Book
By Larson, Erik
2004-02 - Vintage
9780375725609 CHECK CATALOG
A BookPage Notable Title The story of two men's obsessions with the Chicago World's Fair, one its architect, the other a murderer. The Devil in the White City draws the reader into a time of magic and majesty, made all the more appealing by a supporting cast of real-life characters, including Buffalo Bill, Theodore Dreiser, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Edison, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and …More


Peak
Peak
By Smith, Roland
2008-08 - Houghton Mifflin
9780152062682 CHECK CATALOG
Awards:
Delaware Diamonds Award (2011), Green Mountain Book Award (2010), Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award (2010), Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award (2010)

The emotional, tension-filled story of a 14-year-old boy's attempt to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest is an action-packed adventure about friendship, sacrifice, family and the drive to take on Everest, despite the incredible risk. …More


Tiger's Curse
Tiger's Curse
By Houck, Colleen
2012-05 - Splinter
9781454902492 CHECK CATALOG
The first book in the nationally bestselling Tiger's Curse series is now available in paperback. The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. But that's exactly what happened. …More


Saint Anything
Saint Anything
By Dessen, Sarah
2016-05 - Speak
9780147516039 CHECK CATALOG

A new blockbuster from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah Dessen now available in paperback
Sydney's handsome, charismatic older brother, Peyton, has always dominated the family, demanding and receiving the lion's share of their parents' attention. And when Peyton's involvement in a drunk driving episode sends him to jail, Sydney feels increasingly rootless and invisible, …More


American Gods
American Gods
By Gaiman, Neil
2002-04 - HarperTorch
9780380789030 CHECK CATALOG
Shadow is a man with a past and wants nothing more now than to live a quiet life with his wife. When his wife is killed in a terrible accident, Shadow flies home for the funeral. As a raging storm rocks the plane, the strange man in the seat next to Shadow introduces himself as Mr. Wednesday. He knows more about Shadow than is possible--and he warns Shadow an even bigger storm is coming. …More


Maisie Dobbs
Maisie Dobbs
By Winspear, Jacqueline
2014-06 - Soho Crime
9781616954079 CHECK CATALOG
"A female investigator every bit as brainy and battle-hardened as Lisbeth Salander."

--Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air, on Maisie Dobbs

Maisie Dobbs got her start as a maid in an aristocratic London household when she was thirteen. Her employer, suffragette Lady Rowan Compton, soon became her patron, taking the remarkably bright youngster under her wing. Lady …More


The Kitchen House
The Kitchen House
By Grissom, Kathleen
2010-02 - Atria Books
9781439153666 CHECK CATALOG
"Gone with the Wind" is turned inside out in this tragic, page-turning novel in which a white indentured servant girl lives and works with black slaves. …More


Murder in the Mystery Suite
Murder in the Mystery Suite
By Adams, Ellery
2014-08 - Berkley Books
9780425265598 CHECK CATALOG
Someone resorts to murder and mayhem in the first mystery in the New York Times bestselling Book Retreat series...
Tucked away in the rolling hills of rural western Virginia is the storybook resort of Storyton Hall, catering to book lovers who want to get away from it all. To increase her number of bookings, resort manager Jane Steward has decided to host a Murder and Mayhem …More