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NEW ARRIVALS – NOVEMBER 2021

ADULT FICTION

“The Island of Missing Trees” by Elif Shafak — “Shafak’s novel conveys how our ancestors’ stories can reach us obliquely, unconsciously … Shafak is cleareyed about how difficult it is to reach across the gulfs within our families: At the end of the novel, Ada is only beginning to learn about her history, and her grief.” – Ron Charles, Washington Post

“The Paper Palace” by Miranda Cowley Heller — “Captivating debut… full of lush atmospheric details. This will keep the reader guessing all the way to the end.”Publishers Weekly

ADULT MYSTERY

“Better Off Dead” by Lee Child and Andrew Child — “The mixture of brute-force and intellectual problem-solving is just right.”—Booklist

“The Bone Code” by Kathy Reichs — “As usual in this venerable franchise, the forensics are grimly detailed, the cliffhanger chapter endings nonstop, and the range of incidents competing for attention with the issues the newest remains have thrown into the spotlight dizzying….Comfort food for fans who are far past the point of being easily shocked.” 
Kirkus Reviews 

ADULT BIOGRAPHY

“Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of Our World” by Daniel Sherrell — “Sherrell brilliantly balances despair and hope in his searing debut . . . [with] nuanced reflections on how a caring and thoughtful person should respond to climate change . . . This indelible, necessary work makes a global issue deeply personal.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

ADULT NON-FICTION

“Dear William: A Father’s Memoir of Addiction, Recovery, Love and Loss” by David Magee — “This intensely felt and beautifully delivered memoir written by former Newsweek editor and award-winning writer Magee sheds light on what so many of us have been affected by and what so few of us can discuss with any comparable measure of grace. Shot through with hope, purpose and an unflinching love, it’s a story that must be read.” 
Newsweek

“DIY Guide to Tie Dye Style: The Basics & Way Beyond” by Liz Welker — “Take tie dye to the next level with this in-depth visual guide! Capture bursts of color in intricate waves and patterns with expert tips from the women behind PrettyLifeGirls.” — Annotation

“Immune: A Journey into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive” by Philipp Dettmer — “Bringing both insight and humor to an important and relevant topic, Dettmer’s book is essential reading, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.”Library Journal

“Seed Money: Monsanto’s Past and Our Food Future” by Bartow J. Elmore — “A deeply researched and eye-opening history that shows how Monsanto came to have outsized influence over our food system.” — Baker & Taylor

“Three Dangerous Men: Russia, China, Iran and the Rise of Irregular Warfare” by Seth G. Jones — “Three Dangerous Men provides an unparalleled look at how Beijing, Moscow, and Tehran are competing with the United States―through their eyes. It is a cogently argued, well-researched, and elegantly written book on one of the US’s most important challenges ahead.”― General Michael Hayden, US Air Force (Ret.) and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency

“Unstitched: My Journey to Understand Opioid Addiction and How People and Communities Can Heal” by Brett Ann Stanciu — “With compassion, curiosity, and a fine eye for detail, Brett Stanciu takes us on an unforgettable journey into the world of addiction and recovery in rural Vermont. The result is a beautiful and affecting story about the resilience of spirit and of community, at precisely the time we most need an abundance of both.”
—    Ben Hewitt, author of The Town That Food Saved and Homegrown

VERMONT NON-FICTION

“A Vermont Year in Sonnets” by Jame Chapados — “The sonnets in this book are meditations of life in Vermont over the course of a year.” — Amazon.com

BLUE/DVD MOVIES

“Fatal Attraction”

JUVENILE FICTION

“Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids” by Cynthia Leitich Smith — “With exceptionally strong writing throughout, and appended with glossary, author notes, and acknowledgements, this makes an appealing choice for those just learning about contemporary Indigenous life as well as readers well versed with the powwow circuit.” — Booklist (starred review)

“Escape from Camp California” by Courtney Sheinmel and Bianca Turetsky — “Travel around the United States of America with twins Finn and Molly in this new chapter book series that highlights a different state in each book! This time, they’re in California!” — Annotation

“Texas Treasure” by Courtney Sheinmel and Bianca Turetsky — “Welcome to the Alamo! PET, the magical camper, flies Finn and Molly Parker to San Antonio, Texas. The twins know they’re more than just tourists–they have work to do! Their mission? Help their new friend, Carlos, find buried treasure. But something’s funny about Carlos’s map, and Finn and Molly begin to think maybe they’re looking for treasure that’s not just silver and gold . . .” — Annotation

The Show Must Go On” Courtney Sheinmel and Bianca Turetsky — “Say hello to the Big Apple! PET, the magical camper, has surprised Finn and Molly Parker with another mysterious trip–this time to New York City, where they meet kid star Hallie Hampton. Hallie needs the twins’ help to win a scavenger hunt before the curtain rises on her opening night. It’s loads of fun … except that Finn and Molly are doing all the work!” — Annotation

JUVENILE MOVIES

“Alice in Wonderland”

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The Secret to Superhuman Strength by Alison Bechdel

“[Bechdel] set out to write a light book about her lifelong commitment to exercise, including stints as a cyclist, climber, skier and yogi. As usual, her story and art are about so much more — the realities of aging, the quest for transcendence and the drumbeat of mortality.”—Washington Post

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Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

“Candid . . . Greenlights is more than an autobiography, far more than a comedy or a series of adventures. The author gives us a lively look at his life in and out of his movies and provides readers with an honest look at who he is.” The Florida Times-Union