New Book Highlights
|Jeffries, Sheila||Solomon’s Tale|
|Klein, Bruce||Chewy : The Street Dog Who Brought a Neighborhood Together|
JEFFRIES, Sheila — SOLOMON’S TALE
Solomon (the cat) begins his story one stormy night, joining the King family as a tiny, wet ball of fur, but as his new owner, Ellen, coaxes him back to health, it become clear he is no ordinary cat. As Ellen and her son deal with abuse, homelessness, and the loss of everything they hold dear, Solomon remains their faithful companion and protector, bringing them light during their darkest times.
|Low, Tim||Where Song Began||598.0994 LOW|
|McGrath, Amy||Wolves in Australia||335.430994 MCGR|
|Thompson, Stephen||Objects through Time||609.94 THOM|
|Thorne, Sandy||Living Legends : True Tales of Extraordinary Old Timers||994.0922 THOR|
|Wright, John||The Irish in Australia||994.0049162 WRIG|
|Foster, Allen||Foster’s Australian Oddities||994 FROS|
|Alexaki, Effy||Australia’s Greek Café||704.94964795 ALEX|
LOW, Tim — WHERE SONG BEGAN
Australia is renowned for its unique mammals, but Australia is also a land of birds that are every bit as unique and unusual, a result of our continent’s tens of millions of years of isolation. Unlike our mammals, however, our birds were not confined to these shores; the spread around the globe, providing the world with its songbirds and parrots, the most intelligent of all bird groups. In this book, Tim Low explores the colorful history of Australia’s birds, exploring their relationship not only with the land, but with its people as well.
THORNE, Sandy — LIVING LEGENDS
Fifteen remarkable Australians (and one Kiwi!) from all walks of life share their stories with Sandy Thorne, Australia’s favorite yarn spinner, in this collection of memories aiming to reveal the makeup of the classic Australia character. Between them, the contributors have survived the Depression, seen wars come and go, and witnessed monumental changes in everyday life, all the while maintaining the no nonsense, never -give -up approach, and embodying what it means to be a Living Legend.
|Balsan, Consuelo Vanderbilt||The Glitter and the Gold|
|Harrland, Karen||Spinifex Baby|
|Kavanagh, Julie||The Girl who Loved Camellias|
|Lee, Carol||Out of Winter|
|McCarthy, Dudley||Gallipoli to the Somme : the Story of C.E.W. Bean|
|Neil, Belinda||Under Siege|
|Pizzichini, Lilian||The Blue Hour : A Portrait of Jean Rhys|
|Rakoff, Joanna||My Salinger Year|
|Rodriguez, Deborah||The House on Carnival Street: From Kabul to a home by the Mexican Sea|
|Stewart, Gary L||The Most Dangerous Animal of All|
PIZZICHINI, Lilian — THE BLUE HOUR: A LIFE OF JEAN RHYS
Jean Rhys is best known for her 1966 novel Wide Sargasso Sea, a prequel to Jane Eyre, which reimagined the misunderstood “madwoman in the attic.” In this biography, writer Lilian Pizzichini performs a similar exhumation of Rhys’s life, examining her pain and loss, charting her journey from the jungles of Dominica to a British boarding school, and revealing an adult life scarred by failed marriage, the deaths of her two children, and a long battle with alcoholism.
|Burroughs, Edgar Rice||Tarzan of the Apes and Other Tales|
|Thirkell, Angela||The Brandons|
|Thirkell, Angela||Summer Half|
|Thirkell, Angela||August Folly|
BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice — TARZAN OF THE APES
When a mutiny aboard a ship leaves a young English couple standard on the African coast, their child is born in the wild. Perishing soon after, the baby boy is adopted by an ape and raised as her own. As he grows into a man, Tarzan rises to dominance in the jungle, becoming a skilled hunter and arousing the jealousy if the ape leader. All the while Tarzan struggles with his identity, knowing he is different from the apes who raised him, but also different from the humans who share the land.
|Boone, Lauri||Power Plant -Based Superfoods|
|Dowden, Angela||200 5:2 Diet Recipes|
|Grasby, Marion||Asia Express: 100 Fast and Easy Favourites|
|Martin, Samantha||Bush Tukka Guide|
|Trench, Nikki||Easy Knitting|
|Dixon, Trisha||Australian Country Gardens|
|Brannan, J. T.||Extinction|
|Byrski, Liz||Sunscreen and Lipstick|
|Christopher, Paul||Michelangelo’s Notebook|
|Doerr, Anthony||All the Light We Cannot See|
|Giltrow, Helen||The Distance|
|Goleman, David Lynn||Legend|
|Hannah, Kristin||Winter Garden|
|Healey, Emma||Elizabeth is Missing|
|Henderson, Smith||Fourth of July Creek|
|Holoubek, Susan||Traces of Absence|
|Holt, Jonathan||The Abduction|
|Johnston, Bret Anthony||Remember Me Like This|
|Lotz, Sarah||The Three|
|Miller, Sue||The Arsonist|
|North, Oliver||Counterfeit lies|
|Paice, Christine||The Word Ghost|
|Parks, Tim||Painting Death|
|Puertolas, Romain||The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got trapped in an IKEA Wardrobe|
|Robinson, Marilynne||When I Was a Child I Read Books|
|Schwalbe, Will||The End of Your Life Book Club|
|Sedgwick, Marcus||A Love Like Blood|
|St. Aubyn, Edward||Lost For Words|
|Tanenbaum, Robert||Fatal Conceit|
|Venables, Bruce||Scattered Monkeys|
|Wiggs, Susan||The Beekeeper’s Ball|
|Wyler, Susan M.||Solsbury Hill|
GOLEMON, David Lynn — LEGEND
When an old manuscript is discovered, buried deep in the Vatican archives, it shows that the legendary El Dorado, the City of Gold, may be more than a legend after all. This attracts the attention of the Event Group, a top secret government organization dedicated to uncovering the truth behind history’s greatest myths. Major Jack Collins leads an Event Group team into the jungles of the Amazon Basin, searching for the lost city, but it is a search that has, over the centuries, lead to only disappearance or death. For Collins and his team, however, neither is an option.
HOLOUBEK, Susan — TRACES OF ABSENCE
When Dee’s daughter, Corrie, decides to spend a year in Argentina, it seem the perfect solution to their strained relationship, but when Corrie goes missing, Dee is faced with every parent’s nightmare. Four years come and go, and Dee’s frantic search has still uncovered nothing. She returns for Buenos Aires for what may be the last time, but against the odds she finds a fresh lead, one that forces her confront her deepest fear; that her shortcomings as a mother were to blame for Corrie’s disappearance in the first place.
MILLER, Sue — THE ARSONIST
In the x -small town of Pomeroy, life moves slowly for recent retirees, Sylvia and Alfie. Their daughter, Frankie, has returned after fifteen years living in East Africa as an aid worker, but on her first night back, a nearby house burns to the ground. Soon another follows, then another, and as the close community begins to regard one another with suspicion, Frankie begins a passionate affair which leads to both revelation and danger.
WYLER, Susan M. — Solsbury Hill
Susan Wyler transports us to the landscape in which Catherine and Heathcliff’s story began — and where it continues still . . . When a surprise call from a dying aunt brings twenty -something New Yorker Eleanor Abbott to the Yorkshire moors, and the family estate she is suddenly to inherit, she finds a world beyond anything she might have expected. With winds that carve stone and bend trees, the moors are another world, where time works differently and remnants of the past are just around a craggy, windswept corner. Eleanor discovers not only ancestors, alive and dead, but a devastating romantic history that bears on her own life, on the history of Wuthering Heights, and on the destinies of all who live in its shadow.
|Brown, Nick||The Far Shore (Agent of Rome)|
|Chiaverini, Jennifer||The Spymistress|
|Douglas, Angus||The Iron Castle (The Outlaw Chronicles)|
|Kristian, Giles||God of Vengeance|
|Nicholas, Douglas||The Wicked|
|O’Connell, John||The Baskerville Legacy|
|Spurling, John||The Ten Thousand Things|
|Weir, Alison||The Marriage Game|
BROWN, Nick — THE FAR SHORE (AGENT OF ROME)
When the deputy commander of Rome’s Security Service is assassinated on the island of Rhodes, Cassius Corbulo, along with his bodyguard, Indavara, a former gladiator, and his servant, Simo, is dispatched to investigate. Following the assassin’s trail, Cassius and his companions travel to the farthest reaches of the empire; a ruined city where the laws of Rome no longer apply, and Cassius must engage in a battle of wits with a deadly, relentless foe.
WEIR, Alison — THE MARRIAGE GAME
Elizabeth Tudor is regarded by most of Christendom as a bastard, a heretic and a usurper, but despite this many princes seek her hand in marriage. Elizabeth Tudor has also proclaimed herself the Virgin Queen, but many believe she and Lord Robert Dudley, the Master of Horse, are secretly lovers. Under mounting pressure to take a husband, Elizabeth walks the fine line between promise and suggestion, playing a game in which the stakes are not just her throne, but her life as well.
|Joyce, Brenda||A Sword Upon the Rose|
|Laurens, Stephanie||Loving Rose|
|Abbott, Jeff||The Inside Man|
|Alan, Isabella||Murder, Simply Stitched|
|Archer, Ursula P.||Five|
|Arlidge, M. J.||Eeny Meeny|
|Armentrout, Jennifer L.||Don’t Look Back|
|Atkins, Ace||The Broken Places|
|Beukes, Lauren||Broken Monsters|
|Costantini, Roberto||The Deliverance of Evil|
|Craig, James||Man of Sorrows|
|Crider, Bill||Half in Love with Artful Death|
|Crompton, Richard||Hell’s Gate|
|Davis, Karen M.||Deadly Obsession|
|Docker, Peter||Sweet One|
|Easter, Patrick||The Rising Tide|
|Ferr, Monica||And Then you Dye|
|Finch, Paul||The Killing Club|
|Freeman, Brian||Season of Fear|
|Gordon Sinclair, John||Blood Whispers|
|Hauxwell, Annie||A Morbid Habit|
|Jaffrian, Sue Ann||Twice as Dead|
|Kent, Christobel||The Killing Room|
|Malliet, G. M.||Pagan Spring|
|Sandford, John||Field of Prey|
|Schofield, Robert||Marble Bar|
|Shaw, William||A House of Knives|
|Stevens, Chevy||That Night|
|Stevens, Laurie||Deep Into Dusk|
|Truc, Oliver||Forty Days Without Shadow|
|Wright, Erica||The Red Chameleon|
BEUKES, Lauren — BROKEN MONSTERS
In Detroit, violence and despair are a part of everyday life, but the part -human, part -animal corpses that have started appearing are more disturbing than anything Detective Gabriella has seen during her eight years in homicide. As Gabriella works the gruesome case, her teenage daughter, Layla, investigates a case of her own, hunting down online pedophiles. But when things go horribly wrong, Gabriella must act fast or risk losing everything
CRAIG, James — A MAN OF SORROWS
While hunting down a heinous criminal with ties to the Catholic Church, Inspector Carlyle draws the attention of an old adversary, Christian Holyrod, the Mayor of London, who is set to host a visit from the Pope and doesn’t want any scandals involving the Church. Carlyle, however, is not a man prepared to let justice go unserved, and soon finds himself on a collision course with both the Mayor and the Church. To make matters worse, he also has to content with armed robbers targeting upscale jewelers, as well as a serious scare closer to home.
SANDFORD, John — FIELD OF PREY
When gruesome discovery is made at an abandoned farmyard in Red Wing, Minnesota, Investigator Lucas Davenport is called in, and by the time he arrives, the local police has uncovered fifteen bodies with more still buried. It is soon discovered that one victim was killed each summer, as regular as clockwork, and over a great many years, and as Lucas continues his investigation he makes a disturbing discovery; the killer must be somebody who lives close by, maybe even somebody he sees every day.
|Atkins, Simon||First Steps to Living with Dementia||616.83 ATKI|
|Boyd, Douglas||Lionheart : the True Story of England’sCrusader King||942.03 BOYD|
|Caires, Steven||The Joys of Engrish||428.002CAIR|
|Copplestone, Trewin||Vincent Van Gogh||759.9492|
|Goodkin, Dan||Android Tablets for Dummies||4.1675|
|Hodgson, Barbara||Dreaming of East||915.604 HODG|
|Jennings, Christian||Bosnia’s Million Bones||364.1510949742 JENN|
|Stevenson, David||1914 -1918 :The History of the First World War||940.309041 STEV|
|Tarnoff, Ben||The Bohemians : Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers who Re -invented American Literature||810.09 TARN|
|Thomas, Denis||Monet on Location||759.4 THOM|
|Van Emden, Richard||Tommy’s War||940.4144 VanE|
|Wireless, G||People Who||302.0207 WIRE|
CAIRES, Steven — The Joys of Engrish
Welcome to the world of Engrish -an alternate – reality version of the English language, which finds its greatest expression in Japanese advertising and product design. Based on the popular website Engrish.com, The Joys of Engrish is a full -color parade of images that highlight the most outrageous and riotous -yet oddly insightful -misuses of English.
VAN EMDEN, Richard — Tommy’s War
For the first time, one of Britain’s leading military historians, Richard van Emden tells the story of the Great War exclusively through the words and images of soldiers on the ground. Tommy humour, frequently very dark, played a vital part in men’s mental survival, particularly in times of great stress. Until now its critical role in victory has been overlooked. Richard van Emden restores the balance, giving weight to the soldiers’ natural inclination to laugh during their darkest moments.
|Aycliffe, Jonathan||The Silence of Ghosts|
|Littlewood, Alison||The Unquiet House|
|Andrews, Amy||200 Harley Street: The Tortured Hero|
|Azizi, Bernadette||Undying : Book One|
|Douglas, Michelle||Her Irresistible Protector|
|Graham, Lynne||Christakis’s Rebellious Wife|
|Macomber, Debbie||Love Letters|
|Milburne, MelanieAt||No Man’s Command|
|Roberts, Alison||The Maverick Millionaire|
|Rutten, Amy||Pregnant with the Soldier’s Son|
|Webber, Meredith||The Accidental Daddy|
SCIENCE FICTION / FANTASY
|Armstrong, Kelley||Sea of Shadows (Age of Legend: Book 1)|
|Butler, Octavia E.||Kindred|
|Canavan, Trudi||Thief’s Magic (Millennium’s Rule: Book 1)|
|Cooper, Elspeth||Trinity Rising (The Wild Hunt: Book 2)|
|Koch, Gini||Touched by an Alien (Katherine “Kitty” Katt: 1)|
|Ryan, Anthony||Blood Song|
|Various Authors||Nebula Awards Showcase 2014|
ARMSTRONG, Kelley — SEA OF SHADOWS
Deep in the Forest of the Dead, where the worst criminals are sent into exile, twin sisters, Moria and Ashyn, have for many years been charged with the dangerous task of quieting the enraged souls of the dead. This year, however, something has gone terribly wrong, and the twins must race to warn the empire of a terrifying threat. Joined by a dashing rogue and a warrior with a dark history, the sisters will face a monster filled wasteland, and an even more insidious enemy awaiting them at court, should they even make it there alive.
RYAN, Anthony — BLOOD SONG
Vaelin is one of the Sixth Order’s newest recruits, and under their brutal training he learns to forge a blade, survive the wilds, and kill a man quickly and quietly, all in the name of protecting the Realm and the Faith. Now, with war coming, his hard won skills will be put to the test, and Vaelin must draw upon all his strength and cunning if he hopes to survive. Yet even as the world teeters on the brink of destruction, Vaelin will learn a truth which could send it tumbling into the darkness.
None this month
|Davies, Catrina||The Ribbons are for Fearlessness||914.04 DAVI|
|Bewes, Diccon||Slow Train to Switzerland||914.94 BEWE|
|Thomson, Judy||Walking Barcelona||796.51 THOM|
DAVIES, Catrina – THE RIBBONS ARE FOR FEARLESSNESS: A JOURNEY
Trapped in a dead-end job and devastated by the departure of her lover, Jack, the neurotic, cello -playing Catrina dreams of running away. The only problem is she’s completely broke. Luckily her friend, Andrew, comes up with a cheap solution, and the pair pack their lives into an old camper van and set off, busking their way from Norway to Portugal. Catrina’s experiences on the road, some good and some bad, teach her the real meaning of love, courage, and the importance of following her dreams.
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None this month
None this month
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