New Items – April 18, 2016

What’s new in the library?

The books on this list have just arrived!

Featured New Releases in Fiction

Additional New Releases in Fiction

  • Kill and Be Killed by Louis Begley
  • Bucky F*cking Dent by David Duchovny
  • Sunset City by Melissa Ginsburg
  • Rising Darkness by Nancy Mehl
  • The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Yishai-Levi
  • Your Heart is a Muscle The Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa
  • The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna M. White
  • Poisonous by Allison Brennan
  • Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss
  • The Regional Office is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales
  • Titans by Leila Meacham
  • Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  • Forever and Forever by Josi Kilpack
  • The Railwayman’s Wife by Ashley Hay
  • The History of Great Things by Elizabeth Crane
  • The Haters by Jesse Andrews
  • Heart of Betrayal by Mary Pearson
  • Make Me a Match by Melinda Curtis
  • Trading Christmas by Debbie Macomber
  • When the Right One Comes Along by Kate James
  • The Little Dale Remedy by Eleanor Jones
  • A Family Like Hannah’s by Carol Ross
  • Cold Case Witness by Sarah Varland
  • Her Summer Crush by Linda Hope Lee
  • Dark Harbor by Christy Barritt
  • Deception by Elizabeth Goddard

Featured New Releases in NonFiction

Additional New Releases in Nonfiction

  • The Naturalist Theodore Roosevelt by Darrin Lunde
  • The Longevity Book by Cameron Diaz
  • The Art of Tinkering by Karen Wilkinson
  • The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer
  • The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington
  • Push Back by Amy Tuteur
  • The Midnight Assassin by Skip Hollandsworth
  • Love That Boy by Ron Fournier
  • Where the Light Gets In by Kimberly Williams-Paisley
  • The Two-Income Trap by Elizabeth Warren
  • The Golden Condom by Jeanne Safer
  • The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
  • I Hate Myself by Shane Dawson
  • No Dream is Too High by Buzz Aldrin
  • The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman
  • Reclaim Your Life from IBS by Melissa G. Hunt
  • Geek Parenting by Stephen Segal
  • It’s All Easy by Gwyneth Paltrow
  • The Lost Book of Moses by Chanan Tigay
  • A Geek in Thailand by Jody Houton
  • Day and Overnight Hikes, Rocky Mountain National Park by Kim Lipker
  • Germany by Eyewitness Travel
  • Australia by Eyewitness Travel
  • Canada by Eyewitness Travel
  • London by Eyewitness Travel
  • What to Feed Your Baby by Tanya Altmann
  • Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt
  • Simply Classical by Cheryl Swope
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Teen Reads – April 10, 2016

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon is one of the most socially valuable books I have read. As a white kid living in a suburban town, the events that have taken place in Ferguson and Baltimore over the past year often seem foreign and unrelatable, but this book has given me a perspective on what these events mean to those who live in communities such as Ferguson and Baltimore. We all have seen the media coverage of the deaths of Freddie Gray and Michael Brown and know of the aftermath of these events, but How It Went Down gives the reader an inside look at the life of those directly effected by similar events. This books is definitely for mature audiences, but I I would highly recommend the book, especially for anyone that has not been exposed to what life is like in predominately African-American, impoverished, communities. This is one of the few books I can honestly say has changed my outlook on the world.

Five out of Five stars

(Reviewed by Nicholas Detter)

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New Items – April 4, 2016

What’s new in the library?

The books on this list have just arrived!

Featured New Releases in Fiction

Additional New Releases in Fiction

  • Darkness by Karen Robards
  • Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear

Featured New Releases in NonFiction

Additional New Releases in Nonfiction

  • Workout for the PSAT by The Princeton Review
  • Leonard by William Shatner
  • A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold
  • The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Murder Over a Girl by Ken Corbett
  • Charlotte Bronte by Claire Harman
  • Then Comes Marriage by Roberta Kaplan
  • Seven brief Lesson on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
  • 1-2-3 Magic by Thomas Phelan
  • You Could Look It Up by Jack Lynch
  • Heartificial Intelligence by John Havens
  • All Better Now by Emily Smith
  • Over Load by Joyce Meyer
  • Time of Fog and Fire by Rhys Bowen
  • Vegetable Gardening by Carol Klein
  • Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson
  • The Total Skywatcher’s Manual by Linda Shore
  • Above the Line by Shirley MacLaine
  • 100 Best Vegan Recipes by Robin Robertson
  • Bowl by Lukas Volger
  • Sock Knitting by Ann Budd
  • Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood by Eric Rosswood
  • A Mind of Your Own by Kelly Brogan
  • Cardmaking by Judi Watanabe
  • Fairy Tale Baking by Ramla Khan
  • Classic Whittling by Rick Wiebe
  • The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book by Loren Bouchard
  • Listen, Liberal by Thomas Frank
  • Finley Ball by Nancy Finley
  • C.R.A.F.T. by Jamie Dorobek
  • Modern China by Xiaobing Li
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Teen Reads – March 31, 2016

Court of Fives by Kate Elliott

Court of Fives by Kate Elliott is a science-fiction fantasy that takes place in the land of Saryenia. This book explores the life of Jessamy Tonor, a young and ambitious girl who lives with her beautiful Commoner mother, her serious Patron father, and her three obnoxious sisters (Bettany, Maraya, and Amaya). Jes’s father is a disciplinarian and captain in the military, who desires to climb up the social ladder. Her mother is loving, gentle, and composed, even as her family faces discrimination and disgrace. Jes yearns to run a Fives trial, a competition of athletic ability and quick thinking. When Jes finally has the opportunity and money to participate, she must do so in defiance of her family’s strict rules. Throughout the book, Jes must make similar decisions between her dreams and her family. She struggles to understand her society and its complex history.

Court of Fives blends a story of family and relationships with the fight against corrupt and violent politics. The story brings together elements of The Hunger Games and mythologies of different ancient cultures. Details of the land of Saryenia and its origins take the reader to a new world. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys adventure and an unpredictable plot line.

(Reviewed by Anuragini Arora)

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