Friday, November 30, 2018

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.

Driving Miss Norma: An Inspirational Story about What Really Matters at the End of Life
Driving Miss Norma: An Inspirational Story about What Really Matters at the End of Life
By Bauerschmidt, Tim
Author Liddle, Ramie
2018-05 - HarperOne
9780062664389 CHECK CATALOG

When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Miss Norma--newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage--rose to her full height of five feet and told the doctor, "I'm ninety years old. I'm hitting the road."
And so Miss Norma …More
Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding
By Bowen, Rhys
2018-08 - Berkley Books
9780425283523 CHECK CATALOG 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 …More

Tiger's Quest Tiger's Quest
By Houck, Colleen
2013-05 - Splinter
9781454903581 CHECK CATALOG The second book in the bestselling Tiger's Curse series. Back in Oregon, Kelsey tries to push aside her feelings for Ren. But when her life is threatened, she is forced to return to India, where she embarks with Ren's brother Kishan on a second, perilous quest that brings them closer to breaking the spell. Winner of a Parent's Choice Award. …More

The Orphan Keeper The Orphan Keeper
By Wright, Camron
2017-10 - Shadow Mountain
9781629723327 CHECK CATALOG Based on a remarkable true story

Seven-year-old Chellamuthu's life--and his destiny--is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in Southern India and sold to the Lincoln Home for Homeless Children. His family is desperate to find him, and Chellamuthu anxiously tells the Indian orphanage that he is not an orphan, he has a mother who loves him. But he is told not to

The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring
By Preston, Richard
2008-02 - Random House Trade
9780812975598 CHECK CATALOG From the #1 bestselling author of "The Hot Zone" comes an amazing account of scientific and spiritual passion for the tallest trees in the world, the startling biosystem of the canopy, and those who are committed to the preservation of this astonishing and largely unknown world. …More

Orders from Berlin Orders from Berlin
By Tolkien, Simon
2012-12 - St. Martins Press-3pl
9780312632144 CHECK CATALOG "Tolkien's writing has a timeless quality [and] the haunting undertones of other great masters."--"USA Today." A compelling thriller laced with Tolkien's signature writing style takes readers back to the case that started it all for Trave, the hero of his last two critically acclaimed novels. …More

It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It
By Fulghum, Robert
1991-03 - Ivy Books
9780804105828 CHECK CATALOG In his first phenomenal best-seller, EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN, Robert Fulghum reminded readers everywhere of some plain and still-true truths. Now, picking up where he left off, Fulghum turns our eyes to show-and-tell, weddings, his own ten commandments, and more insightful and unique observations on what our world is and was.... …More

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
By King, Stephen
2010-07 - Scribner Book Company
9781439156810 CHECK CATALOG "Includes an updated reading list from Stephen King"--P. [4] of cover. …More

The Dead Don't Dance The Dead Don't Dance
By Martin, Charles
2004-05 - Thomas Nelson
9780785261810 CHECK CATALOG
Christy Awards (2005)

A BookPage Notable Title

As Dylan and Maggie Styles wait expectantly for the birth of their first son, events take a tragic turn in the delivery room. Through friends and grace-filled moments of insight, the defenses around Dylan slowly break away, but it will take a second tragedy--and an anxious period of wrestling with God--to truly awaken him from his stupor and open him up

Penguin Day Penguin Day
By Bishop, Nic
2017-02 - Scholastic Press
9780545206365 CHECK CATALOG Rockhopper penguins live by the sea, but in many ways their families are just like ours. Penguin parents take good care of their children. Mama penguin fishes for food, while papa stays home and watches the baby. But even little ones get tired of waiting for breakfast, and sometimes they wander off... Luckily, penguin parents always save the day

Sibert Medalist

The Impossible Knife of Memory The Impossible Knife of Memory
By Anderson, Laurie Halse
2014-01 - Viking Books for Young Readers
9780670012091 CHECK CATALOG
Black-Eyed Susan Award (2016) California Young Reader Medal (2017) Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2015) Colorado Blue Spruce Award (2016) Delaware Diamonds Award (2015) Florida Teens Read (2016) Grand Canyon Reader Award (2016) Iowa High School Book Award (2016) Kentucky Bluegrass Award (2015) National Book Awards (2014) Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (2015) South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award (2016) Tayshas Reading (2015) Volunteer State Book Awards (2016) Young Hoosier Book Award (2016)

For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a

Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal
By Macintyre, Ben
2008-08 - Broadway Books
9780307353412 CHECK CATALOG Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced. "Agent Zigzag" offers a unique glimpse into the psychology of espionage, with its thin and shifting line between fidelity and betrayal. …More

Friday, November 2, 2018


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

The Reckoning: A NovelThe Reckoning: A Novel
By Grisham, John
Read by Beck, Michael
2018-10 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9780525639251 CHECK CATALOG John Grisham's The Reckoning is the master storyteller's most powerful, surprising, and accomplished novel yet
"John Grisham is not only the master of suspense but also an acute observer of the human condition. And these remarkable skills converge in The Reckoning--an original, gripping, penetrating novel that may be his greatest work yet."

--David Grann,
Dark Sacred NightDark Sacred Night
By Connelly, Michael
Read by Welliver, Titus
Read by Lakin, Christine
2018-11 - Little Brown and Company
9781549142314 CHECK CATALOG Harry Bosch teams up with LAPD detective Ren e Ballard to solve the murder of a young girl in the new thriller from #1 New York Timesbestselling author Michael Connelly.

Detective Ren e Ballard is working the night beat -- known in LAPD slang as "the late show" -- and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The
Red WarRed War
By Flynn, Vince
Author Mills, Kyle
Read by Guidall, George
2018-09 - Simon & Schuster Audio
9781508252399 CHECK CATALOG The #1 New York Times bestselling series returns with Mitch Rapp racing to prevent Russia's gravely ill leader from starting a full-scale war with NATO.
When Russian president Maxim Krupin discovers that he has inoperable brain cancer, he's determined to cling to power. His first task is to kill or imprison any of his countrymen who can threaten him. Soon, though, his illness …More
By Ward, J. R.
Read by Frangione, Jim
Read by Huber, Hillary
2018-10 - Simon & Schuster Audio
9781508267423 CHECK CATALOG From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes a brand-new novel about arson investigator, Anne Ashburn, who is consumed by her troubled past, her family's scorched legacy, and her current case: chasing a deadly killer.
Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed...
By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, …More
Depth of WinterDepth of Winter
By Johnson, Craig
Narrated by Guidall, George
2018-09 - Recorded Books
9781980008002 CHECK CATALOG Welcome to Walt Longmire's worst nightmare. In Craig Johnson's latest mystery, Depth of Winter, an international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are many. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less. Walt heads into the …More
By Graham, Heather
2016-03 - Mira Books
9780778318811 CHECK CATALOG No one writes suspense like Heather Graham Read this brand-new romantic thriller by one of today's most popular authors... There's a pub in New York City that's been in the Finnegan family for generations. Now Kieran and her three brothers own it. Kieran Finnegan is also, as it happens, a criminal psychologist--a fitting reaction, perhaps, to her less-than-lawful teenage past. Meanwhile, …More
Shoot First                                                                                                                                           Shoot First
By Woods, Stuart
Read by Roberts, Tony
2018-04 - Penguin Audiobooks
9780525494386 CHECK CATALOG In the latest nonstop adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington must defend a woman whose business--and life--are under threat.
Stone Barrington is enjoying a round of golf in Key West when the game is violently interrupted--and it seems as if the target of the disturbance may have been one of his playing companions, the brilliant …More
The Wrath & the DawnThe Wrath & the Dawn
By Ahdieh, Renee
2015-05 - G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
9780399171611 CHECK CATALOG
Tayshas Reading (2016)

#1 New York Times Bestseller

A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights
Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad …More

Friday, August 17, 2018

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.

Of Triton
Of Triton
By Banks, Anna
2014-05 - Square Fish
9781250044310 CHECK CATALOG
In this second installment of Banks' Syrena trilogy, Emma learns that Syrena law states all Half-Breeds should be put to death. As if that's not bad enough, her mother's reappearance in the Syrena world turns the two kingdomsNPoseidon and TritonNagainst one another. This edition includes a bonus short story. …More

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
By Hale, Shannon
Author Hale, Dean
Illustrator Mangiatordi, Vitale
2017-02 - Marvel Comics
9781484781548 CHECK CATALOG
WHO RUNS THE WORLD? SQUIRRELS Fourteen-year-old Doreen Green moved from sunny California to the suburbs of New Jersey. She must start at a new school, make new friends, and continue to hide her tail. Yep, Doreen has the powers of . . . a squirrel After failing at several attempts to find her new BFF, Doreen feels lonely and trapped, liked a caged animal. Then one day Doreen uses …More

The Judges
The Judges
By Wiesel, Elie
2004-10 - Schocken Books Inc
9780805211214 CHECK CATALOG
From Elie Wiesel, a gripping novel of guilt, innocence, and the perilousness of judging both.

A plane en route from New York to Tel Aviv is forced down by bad weather. A nearby house provides refuge for five of its passengers: Claudia, who has left her husband and found new love; Razziel, a religious teacher who was once a political prisoner; Yoav, a terminally ill Israeli commando;

The Good Thief's Guide to Venice
The Good Thief's Guide to Venice
By Ewan, Chris
2011-08 - Minotaur Books
9780312580858 CHECK CATALOG
After a bad streak of luck in Vegas, gentleman thief Charlie retreats to Venice, vowing to give up a life of crime to write crime fiction full-time. But inspiration has yet to strike. And to make matters worse, Charlie's agent Victoria shows up at his door just as his prized first edition of "The Maltese Falcon" flies out the window with a femme-fatale burglar. …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

Lies Jane Austen Told Me
Lies Jane Austen Told Me
By Wright, Julie
2017-11 - Shadow Mountain
9781629723426 CHECK CATALOG
Ever since Emma Pierce read Pride and Prejudice, she's been in love with Mr. Darcy and has regarded Jane Austen as the expert on all things romantic. So when it turns out that what her boyfriend Blake wants is more of a hook-up than a honeymoon, Emma is hurt, betrayed, and furious. She throws herself deeper into her work as CMO of Kinetics, only to find her job threatened when her boss …More

Mark of the Thief: Mark of the Thief #1
Mark of the Thief: Mark of the Thief #1
By Nielsen, Jennifer A.
2015-12 - Scholastic Paperbacks
9780545561556 CHECK CATALOG
When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing the lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds much more than gold and gemstones: He discovers an ancient bulla, an amulet that belonged to the great Caesar and is filled with a magic once reserved for the Gods -- magic some Romans would kill for.

Now, with the deadly power of the bulla pulsing

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Spinning Silver: A Novel

Spinning Silver: A Novel by Naomi Novik 
 With the Nebula Award–winning Uprooted, Naomi Novik opened a brilliant new chapter in an already acclaimed career, delving into the magic of fairy tales to craft a love story that was both timeless and utterly of the now. Spinning Silver draws readers deeper into this glittering realm of fantasy, where the boundary between wonder and terror is thinner than a breath, and safety can be stolen as quickly as a kiss.

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty—until Miryem takes matters into her own hands. Hardening her heart, the young woman sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold.

When an ill-advised boast draws the attention of the king of the Staryk—grim fey creatures who seem more ice than flesh—Miryem’s fate, and that of two kingdoms, will be forever altered. Set an impossible challenge by the nameless king, Miryem unwittingly spins a web that draws in a peasant girl, Wanda, and the unhappy daughter of a local lord who plots to wed his child to the dashing young tsar.

But Tsar Mirnatius is not what he seems. And the secret he hides threatens to consume the lands of humans and Staryk alike. Torn between deadly choices, Miryem and her two unlikely allies embark on a desperate quest that will take them to the limits of sacrifice, power, and love.

Channeling the vibrant heart of myth and fairy tale, Spinning Silver weaves a multilayered, magical tapestry that readers will want to return to again and again.
This book is on order and will be in soon.  I loved this great fantasy novel, as well as her Novella winning "Uprooted."

Friday, May 18, 2018

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.

The Indian Bride The Indian Bride
By Fossum, Karin
Translator Barslund, Charlotte
2008-06 - Mariner Books
9780156033367 CHECK CATALOG When long-time bachelor Gunder Jomann goes to India for two weeks and comes home married, the town of Elvestad is stunned. Then, on the day the Indian bride is supposed to arrive, the battered body of a woman is found on the outskirts of town. The "good people of Elvestad" can't believe that anyone among them could be capable of such a brutal murder. But in his quiet way, Inspector Konrad Sejer …More

The Final Cut The Final Cut
By Coulter, Catherine
Author Ellison, J. T.
2014-09 - Berkley Books
9780515154528 CHECK CATALOG Scotland Yard's new chief inspector Nicholas Drummond is joined by Special Agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich from Coulter's FBI series to find the Fox, a cunning international thief. The Fox is responsible for the murder of Drummond's colleague, killed while guarding the Queen Mother's crown on display in New York. …More

The Book Thief The Book Thief
By Zusak, Markus
2007-09 - Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
9780375842207 CHECK CATALOG
Delaware Diamonds Award (2011) Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (2009) Green Mountain Book Award (2009)

BookPage Notable Title

Set during World War II in Germany, Zusak's groundbreaking novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing, encounters something she cant resist: books.

Renegades Renegades
By Meyer, Marissa
2017-11 - Feiwel & Friends
9781250044662 CHECK CATALOG

From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal.

Secret Identities.

Extraordinary Powers.

She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The …More

The War I Finally Won The War I Finally Won
By Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker
2017-10 - Dial Books
9780525429203 CHECK CATALOG This sequel to Bradley's Newbery Honor-winning "The War that Saved My Life" continues Ada's World War II journey as new challenges force her to figure out who she really is now that she's free. …More

A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar
By Joinson, Suzanne
2013-04 - Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
9781608198337 CHECK CATALOG Like "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" or "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society," a wondrous, richly conceived, irresistible debut novel that sweeps the reader away to a different world. …More

The Reader The Reader
By Chee, Traci
2017-09 - Speak
9780147518057 CHECK CATALOG
An instant New York Times Bestseller, this is a stunning debut set in a world where reading is unheard-of. Perfect for fans of Inkheart and Shadow and Bone
Finalist for the Kirkus Prize and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award
Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with …More

Fires of Invention Fires of Invention
By Savage, J. Scott
2016-08 - Shadow Mountain
9781629721569 CHECK CATALOG Trenton Colman is a creative thirteen-year-old boy with a knack for all things mechanical. But his talents are viewed with suspicion in Cove, a steam-powered city built inside a mountain. In Cove, creativity is a crime and "invention" is a curse word.

Kallista Babbage is a repair technician and daughter of the notorious Leo Babbage, whose father died in an explosion--an event the

One Half from the East One Half from the East
By Hashimi, Nadia
2018-02 - HarperCollins
9780062421913 CHECK CATALOG
Perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia, Thanhha Lai, and Rebecca Stead, internationally bestselling author Nadia Hashimi's first novel for young readers is a coming-of-age journey set in modern-day Afghanistan that explores life as a bacha posh--a preteen girl dressed as a boy.
Obayda's family is in need of some good fortune, …More

Mischling Mischling
By Konar, Affinity
2017-05 - Lee Boudreaux / Back Bay Books
9780316308090 CHECK CATALOG A New York Times Notable BookAn Amazon Best Book of the Year

A Barnes & Noble Discover Pick

An Indie Next Pick
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

A Flavorwire Best Book of the Year

An Elle Best Book of the Year


The Road The Road
By McCarthy, Cormac
2007-03 - Vintage
9780307387899 CHECK CATALOG
Tayshas Reading (2009)

The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that

Clara and Mr. Tiffany Clara and Mr. Tiffany
By Vreeland, Susan
2012-03 - Random House Trade
9780812980189 CHECK CATALOG The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Girl in Hyacinth Blue" creates a dynamic portrait of Clara Driscoll: lead designer for Louis Comfort Tiffany (famous for Tiffany lamps) and a woman conflicted between her desires for artistic recognition and romantic love. …More