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New Items ~ September 2021

NEW FICTION

All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle. Prepare to be delighted as Jamaican immigrant Hubert rediscovers the world he’d turned his back on.

All Together Now by Matthew Norman. A witty, heartfelt story of a dying young billionaire who brings his oldest friends together for one last beach blowout.

An Ambush of Widows by Jeff Abbott. An uneasy alliance forms as two widows delve into their husbands’ deadly and dangerous secrets—as they try to protect their own.

Another Kind of Eden by James Lee Burke. A captivating tale of justice, love, brutality, and mysticism set in the turbulent 1960s.

Billy Summers by Stephen King. Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun, a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit. So what could possibly go wrong?

The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig. A family returns to their hometown—and to the dark past that haunts them still— a masterpiece of literary horror.

Castle Shade (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes #17) by Laurie R. King. A queen, a castle, a dark and ageless threat–all await Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes in this chilling new adventure.

The Cellist (Gabriel Allon, #21) by Daniel Silva. A private intelligence service plans an act of violence that will aid Russia and divide America.

Choose Me by Tess Gerritsen. A sexy murder mystery about a reckless affair and dangerous secrets.

The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo. A debut novel that reinvents a classic of the American canon as a coming-of-age story full of magic, mystery, and glittering excess, and introduces a major new literary voice

Count the Ways by Joyce Maynard. A mesmerizing story of a family from the hopeful early days of young marriage to parenthood, divorce, and its costly aftermath that ripples through all their lives.

Cul-de-sac by Joy Fielding. A shooting lays bare the secrets harbored by five families in a sleepy suburban cul-de-sac in this riveting psychological thriller

Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson. A stunning novel about love, work, and marriage that asks how far one family and one community will go to protect their future.

Dogged by Death (A Furry Friends Mystery #1) by Laura Scott. Veterinarian Ally Winter must collar the killer of a shifty lawyer. Does the dead man’s dog know who committed the crime?

Fallen (Kate Burkholder, #13) by Linda Castillo. A rebellious Amish woman leaves the Plain life, but the secrets she takes with her will lead Chief of Police Kate Burkholder down a dark path to danger and death.

False Witness by Karin Slaughter. An ordinary life hides a devastating past, but now the past is catching up and time is running out.

Find You First by Linwood Barclay. Searching for the children he has never known, tech billionaire Miles Cookson, diagnosed with a terminal illness, discovers that, one-by-one, his potential heirs are vanishing.

An Irish Hostage (Bess Crawford #12) by Charles Todd. In the uneasy peace following World War I, nurse Crawford runs into trouble and treachery in Ireland and must unravel a dark, deceptive plot before someone she loves dies.

Island Queen by Vanessa Riley. A remarkable, sweeping historical novel based on the incredible true life story of Dorothy Kirwan Thomas, a free woman of color who rose from slavery to become one of the wealthiest and most powerful landowners in the colonial West Indies. 

The Madness of Crowds (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #17) by Louise Penny. Inspector Gamache returns to Three Pines.

The Man with the Silver Saab (Detective Varg, #3) by Alexander McCall Smith. The witty detective series returns. An eminent art historian is framed and the ace investigators of sensitive crimes are on the case.

Murder at the Lakeside Library (Lakeside Library Mystery, #1) by Holly Danvers. Returning to her family’s peaceful waterfront log cabin in Wisconsin and preparing to re-open the inherited informal library, Rain’s hopes for a peaceful life are shattered when she discovers the body of Thornton Hughes, a real estate buyer, on the premises.

Nine Lives by Danielle Steel. After tragedy upsets her stable family life, a woman who longs to avoid risk at all cost learns that men who love danger are the most exciting.

The Noise : A Thriller by James Patterson. If you hear it, it’s too late. Can two sisters save us all?

The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller. After sleeping with her oldest friend, Elle will have to decide between the life she has made with her genuinely beloved husband, Peter, and the life she always imagined she would have had with her childhood love, Jonas.

Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby. Two ex-cons must come together and confront their own prejudices about their sons, who were married to each other, as they rain down vengeance upon those who murdered their boys.

Silver Tears (Faye’s Revenge, #2) by Camilla Läckberg. A spine-tingling tale of revenge, betrayal, and sisterhood.

Sleeping Bear by Connor Sullivan. An Army veteran seeking solitude in the Alaskan wilderness after her husband’s death—only to find herself a pawn in a deadly game with Russia.

Sooley by John Grisham. Samuel “Sooley” Sooleymon is a raw, young talent with big hoop dreams…and even bigger challenges off the court.

Steel Fear (Finn Thrillers #1) by Brandon Webb. A high-octane thriller featuring an aircraft carrier adrift with a crew the size of a small town, a killer in their midst, and the disgraced Navy SEAL who must track him down

Trial by Fire by P.T. Deutermann. Based on a true story–a dramatic WWII novel of attack, survival, and triumph on board an aircraft carrier in the Pacific.

The Turnout by Megan Abbott. A revelatory, mesmerizing novel set against the hothouse of a family-run ballet studio, and an interloper who arrives to bring down the carefully crafted Eden-like facade.

Two Old Men and a Baby : Or, How Hendrik and Evert Get Themselves into a Jam (Hendrik Groen, #3) by Hendrik Groen. Nine years before the events of The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old, Hendrik and his best friend Evert embark on a madcap adventure — with an unexpected guest.

Unthinkable by Brad Parks. A new thriller about an ordinary man who may be able to save the world as we know it—but to do so, he must make an impossible choice.

Vortex by Catherine Coulter. FBI agents Sherlock and Savich find themselves dealing with very powerful figures from the past who could wreak havoc in the present.

NEW NON-FICTION

Across the Airless Wilds : The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Moon Landings by Earl Swift. Swift rediscovers the overlooked final three Apollo Moon landings- distinguished by the use of the revolutionary Lunar Roving Vehicle- as the pinnacle of human exploration.

All In : An Autobiography by Billie Jean King. An inspiring and intimate self-portrait of a champion of equality that encompasses her brilliant tennis career, unwavering activism, and an ongoing commitment to fairness and social justice.

Below the Edge of Darkness : A Memoir of Exploring Light and Life in the Deep Sea by Edith Widder. A pioneering marine biologist delves into the deep ocean to understand bioluminescence and what it tells us about the future of life on Earth.

Big Book of Baby Knits by Marie Claire Editions. The only baby knitting book you’ll ever need – 56 adorable projects that range in skill level.

The Blue Wonder : Why the Sea Glows, Fish Sing, and Other Astonishing Insights from the Ocean by Frauke Bagusche. An intimate account of the beauty, mystery, and amazing science of the ocean.

The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz : A Powerful True Story of Hope and Survival by Thomas Geve. The testimony of a boy who was imprisoned in Auschwitz, Gross-Rosen and Buchenwald and recorded his experiences through words and color drawings.

The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream : The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer by Dean Jobb. Excellent storytelling makes this classic true-crime a pleasure to read.

Empire of Pain : The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe. A portrait of the Sackler family, philanthropists responsible for making and marketing OxyContin.

Five-ingredient Dinners : 100+ Fast, Flavorful Meals by America’s Test Kitchen.  Low-effort, high-reward complete weeknight dinners, ready in an hour or less.

Forgetting : The Benefits of Not Remembering by Scott A. Small. A memory researcher, Small explains why forgetfulness is not only normal but also beneficial.

How to Tell Stories to Children by Silke Rose West. With practical advice, helpful prompts, and a touch of science to explain how stories enrich our lives in so many ways, this is a must-read for parents, grandparents and educators.

The Last Things We Talk About : Your Guide to End of Life Transitions by Elizabeth T.  Boatwright. A step-by-step guide through the process of making aging and death-related decisions.

Medicare for Dummies by Patricia Barry. Medicare made simple

Modern Mending by Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald. Bring new life to your old clothes and fabrics with this fun, easy-to-follow guide to modern mending.

The Secret History of Here : A Year in the Valley by Alistair Moffat. Taking the form of a journal of a year, this is a walk through the centuries as much as the seasons;  the story of a farm in the Scottish Borders, a site occupied since pre-historic times. 

An Ugly Truth : Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang. A riveting, behind-the-scenes exposé that offers the definitive account of Facebook’s fall from grace.

Until Proven Safe by Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley. Tracking the idea of quarantine around the globe, through time and space, to where the future technology of quarantine is being developed. a tour of an idea that could not be more urgent or relevant, a book full of stories, people, and insights that is as compelling as it is definitive.

What Fresh Hell Is This? Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities, and You by Heather Corinna. An informative, blisteringly funny, somewhat cranky and always spot-on guide.

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

PICTURE BOOKS

Everyone Loves A Parade! by Andrea Denish

Happy Birthday Maine! by Lynn Plourde

How To Catch A Keeper by Stephanie Mulligan

I Sang You Down From The Stars by Tasha Spillett-Sumner

Rocky Waters by Anne Laurel

CHAPTER BOOKS

Dactyl Hill Squad : #1 by Daniel Jose Older

Dactyl Hill Squad : Freedom Fire #2 by Daniel Jose Older

Dactyl Hill Squad : Thunder Run #3 by Daniel Jose Older

Jinxed by Amy McCulloch

NON-FICTION

Dr. Fauci : How A Boy From Brooklyn Became America’s Doctor by Kate Messner

National Beginner’s United States Atlas by National Geographic

National Geographic Kids Beginner’s World Atlas by National Geographic

Sharice’s Big Voice : A Native Kid Becomes A Congresswoman by Us Congresswoman Sharice Davids

Usborne Book Of Art Skills by Fiona Watt

We Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know by Traci Sorell

Welcome To Maine by Asa Gilland

DVDS

Epic starring Colin Farrell

Rio 2 featuring Bruno Mars

Rock Dog 2 : Rock Around The Park directed by Mark Baldo

Sesame Street Preschool Is Cool! ABCs With Elmo by Sesame Street

Watsons Go To Birmingham starring Wood Harris

Notes from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal, and New York Times Book Review.