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NEW ARRIVALS – SEPTEMBER 2021

ADULT FICTION

“Beautiful World, Where Are You” by Sally Rooney — “A cool, captivating story . . . Rooney establishes a distance from her characters’ inner lives, creating a sense of privacy even as she describes Alice and Eileen’s most intimate moments. It’s a bold change to her style, and it makes the illuminations all the more powerful when they pop. As always, Rooney challenges and inspires.” — Publishers Weekly (Starred)

“Bewilderment” by Richard Powers — “Powers succeeds in engaging both head and heart. And through its central story of bereavement, this novel of parenting and the environment becomes a multifaceted exploration of mortality.”― The Economist

“Billy Summers” by Stephen King — “[A] tripwire-taut thriller… King meticulously lays out the details of Billy’s trade, his Houdini-style escapes, and his act to look simpler than he is, but the novel’s main strength is a story within a story… This is another outstanding outing from a writer who consistently delivers more than his readers expect.” Publisher’s Weekly, starred

“Black Ice” by Brad Thor — “We get to see Brad Thor at his best with action sequences that will literally chill readers while simultaneously taking their breath away. Scot Harvath is the hero we need.” ― Bookreporter

“Bolla” by Pajtim Statovci — “Astounding writing distinguishes this portrait of love, loss, and war . . . [Bolla is] an eloquent story of desire and displacement, a melancholy symphony in a heartbreaking minor key. Statovci is a master.”Publishers Weekly, starred

“Damnation Springs” by Ash Davidson — “Davidson’s impressive debut chronicles life in a working-class community so thoroughly that the reader feels the characters’ anguish as they’re divided over environmental concerns that threaten their lives and livelihoods….The depiction of ordinary people trapped by circumstances beyond their control makes for a heart-wrenching modern American tragedy.”Publisher’s Weekly

“Hello, Summer” by Mary Kay Andrews — “Andrews can be counted on for beach-worthy depictions of southern women with chutzpah and a talent for finding trouble with humor and romantic interest mixed in. Fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Kristy Woodson Harvey shouldn’t miss it.” Booklist

“Matrix” by Lauren Groff — “Just when it seems there are nothing but chronicles of decline and ruin comes Lauren Groff’s Matrix, about a self-sufficient abbey of 12th-century nuns—a shining, all-female utopian community…  it is finally its spirit of celebration that gives this novel its many moments of beauty.” Wall Street Journal

“Nine Lives” by Danielle Steel — A woman who longs to avoid risk at all cost learns that men who love danger are the most exciting in this moving novel from New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel. — Amazon.com

“Songbirds” by Christy Lefteri — “In this heartfelt novel by the author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo, a Sri Lankan domestic worker goes missing from her employer’s home in Cyprus, and the widowed homeowner herself sets out to find her after the police show no interest.”The New York Times (New and Noteworthy)

“Sunflower Sisters” by Martha Hall Kelly — “A well-researched, realistic narrative . . . It’s the women and their activism that tell the story of the struggle to end slavery. They become the real heroes of the war. Kelly tells this story without either romanticizing or sweeping over the horrors that split the nation in the nineteenth century and continues to do so today.”The Spokesman-Review

“The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn — “…In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women ― a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947 ― are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.” — Amazon.com

“The Cellist” by Daniel Silva — “The pace of The Cel­list never slack­ens as its ac­tion vol­leys from Zurich to Tel Aviv to Paris and be­yond. Mr. Silva tells his story with zest, wit and su­perb tim­ing, and he en­gi­neers enough sur­prises to star­tle even the most at­ten­tive reader.”  — Wall Street Journal

“The Forest of Vanishing Stars” by Kristen Harmel — “In this always compelling, sometimes harrowing tale, THE FOREST OF VANISHING STARS draws readers into a singular story of survival and bravery. Set against the backdrop of Eastern Europe during World War II, the resourceful Yona, forced to become expert in the ways of the forest when a sage, prescient elderly woman takes Yona from her German family, must decide whether she’ll rise up to claim the destiny foretold about her when faced with a band of Jewish refugees hiding in her beloved woods.Inspiring and gripping.” — New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict

“The Ghost Clause” by Howard Norman — “…he has a keen eye for the way loss uneasily sticks with those left behind. What opens as a ghost story turns out to be something of a love story instead…he still has a knack for finding emotional resonances in muted, unlikely scenarios.” Kirkus 

“We Germans” by Alexander Starritt — “A thoughtful, unsettling chronicle… Starritt’s gritty depictions of the horrors of war and the moral choices faced by soldiers add intensity to the ruminations on courage. This is a fascinatingly enigmatic addition to the literature of Germany’s coming to terms with the past.”―Publishers Weekly

ADULT MYSTERY

“Dead by Dawn” by Paul Dorion — “Part survival story, part mystery-suspense, Doiron’s narrative is fast-paced and engaging.”Library Journal

“The Bounty” by Janet Evanovich with Steve Hamilton — The dynamic, often-humorous storytelling won’t let readers out of its grip, and there’s a compelling romantic subplot, to boot. Fans of Evanovich won’t need any convincing here, but also offer this one to fans of The Da Vinci Code, as ancient symbols and academic sleuthing play a strong part in the unraveling of the mystery.”—Booklist (starred review)

“The Finders” by Jeffrey B. Burton — “Action-packed…an intense, graphic serial killer novel with a likable, aw-shucks hero and a remarkable dog.”–Library Journal (starred review)

“The Keepers” by Jeffrey B. Burton — “The follow-up to The Finders sets a relentless pace. Corrupt politicians, the mob, a brutal killer, and a shocking death combine in a fast-paced story of an ordinary man and his extraordinary dogs.”―Library Journal (starred review)

“The Madness of Crowds” by Louise Penny — “Provocative… brilliant… Seamlessly integrating debates about scientific experimentation and morality into a fair-play puzzle, Penny excels at placing her characters in challenging ethical quandaries. This author just goes from strength to strength.” ―Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“Trojan Horse” by S. Lee Manning — “Continues the experiences of Jamie, who in 1830 after escaping slavery passes himself off as a wealthy white silversmith, only to risk everything to save a beloved servant who has been captured and sold in the South.” — Annotation

ADULT BIOGRAPHY

“Born a Crime: Stories from South African Childhood” by Trevor Noah — “[Noah’s] electrifying memoir sparkles with funny stories . . . and his candid and compassionate essays deepen our perception of the complexities of race, gender, and class.”Booklist (starred review)

“Joe Biden: The Life, the Run and What Matters Now” by Evan Osnos — “Evan Osnos reveals how Biden’s trials and tribulations have forged in him an uncommon empathy. The President-elect emerges as a man uniquely qualified to lead America through the next four challenging years.” Detroit Free Press

“Ladyparts” by Deborah Copaken — “Ladyparts is a first-rate example of the contemporary memoir, harrowing, sad, funny, revelatory, true. Were you to misconstrue the title, you might think this was all simply anatomy, which would be fine, but as with all the best memoirs what this work really anatomizes is how it all feels–in the mind, in the soul, and in the nick of time. Copaken’s memoir is poignant, necessary, and very rewarding.”
—Rick Moody, award-winning author of The Ice Storm and The Long Accomplishment

“Racing the Clock: Running Across a Lifetime” by Bernd Heinrich — “Passionate meditations on the pleasures and pains of a lifetime of running, with greatest appeal to fellow runners.” — Kirkus Reviews

ADULT NON-FICTION

“Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History” by Craig Whitlock — U.S. government and military officials took part in an “unspoken conspiracy to mask the truth” about the war in Afghanistan, according to this searing chronicle. … Whitlock paints a devastating portrait of how public messaging about the conflict consistently belied the reality on the ground. He details internal rivalries in the White House, the Pentagon, and the State Department, and the fatigue and pessimism of soldiers on the front lines. …A costly program to eradicate opium poppy fields in Helmand province backfired spectacularly, turning the region into a “lethal stronghold for the insurgency” and earning harsh criticism from veteran diplomat Richard Holbrooke and others. Whitlock also delves into the 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden, the Obama administration’s skewing of statistics to support its war strategy, evidence of Afghan government corruption, and the Trump administration’s complex peace plan with the Taliban. Rigorously detailed and relentlessly pessimistic, this is a heartbreaking look at how America’s leaders “chose to bury their mistakes and let the war drift.” — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY,

“Blue: In Search of Nature’s Rarest Color” by Kai Kupferschmidt — “In readily accessible prose, Kupferschmidt, an experienced science reporter, walks readers through intricate material in chapters that describe blue in stones, vision, plants, language, and animals. . . . The complexities are laid out with wonderful diagrams and illustrations in an engaging and approachable manner. . . . Blue is charming and readable.”Booklist

“Further Beyond: The Poetry of R. Sheldon Shay” by R. Sheldon Shay

“Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law” by Mary Roach — “This book is such a rich stew of anecdotes and lore that it’s best savored slowly, bit by bit… No matter the situation, Roach approaches it with contagious enthusiasm.”
Alice Cary, BookPage (starred review)

“House Planted: Choosing, Growing and Styling the Perfect Plants for Your Space” by Liza Munoz — Green up your living space with this bright, fresh, stylish introduction to choosing, caring for, and designing with houseplants. … In House Planted, interior plant designer Lisa Muñoz guides you step by step and room by room through picking the perfect plant for the perfect spot and incorporating plants into your indoor decor….There are creative ideas for displaying plants, tips on caring for your new leafy friends, and primers on potting and troubleshooting.” — ONIX Annotations

“How the World is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America” by Clint Smith — “Both an honoring and an exposé of slavery’s legacy in America and how this nation is built upon the experiences, blood, sweat and tears of the formerly enslaved.”―The Root

“I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year” by Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker — “Incisive, dramatic and masterful . . . Leonnig and Rucker capture it all. Just when we think, in absorbing these horrific events of the transfer of power to Joe Biden, that we can’t be shocked any morewe are. The tumult is raw and real and ugly. The Trump Oval Office is a place defiled. As they showed us previously, their reporting is as authoritative and seamless as the legends they have now succeededBob Woodward and Carl Bernsteinunder the shield of the venerable Post.” The Sydney Morning Herald

“Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art” by Rebecca Wragg Sykes — “[T]hrough painstaking forensic analysis of an eclectic collection of fragmented artifacts, and in a manner at times achieving the suspense and excitement of a Hollywood thriller, Ms. Wragg Sykes makes a bold and magnificent attempt to resurrect our Neanderthal kin.” ―The Wall Street Journal

“Let’s Make Dumplings!: A Comic Book Cookbook” by Hugo Amano — “This terrific book is perfect for anyone obsessed with stuffed doughy morsels!”—Andrea Nguyen, James Beard Award–winning author, The Pho Cookbook and Asian Dumplings

“Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts In Your Yard” by Douglas W. Tallamy — “To support conservation efforts, you need look no farther than your own backyard… Nature’s Best Hope offers practical tips for creating habitat that protects and nurtures nature.” —National Geographic

“No Spring Chicken: Stories and Advice from a Wild Handicapper on Aging and Disability” by Francine Falk-Allen — “Part of her book is designed to encourage all of her readers―disabled or not―to go out and explore the wider world, hence the amount of practical advice in these pages… She looks squarely at the additional challenges handicapped people face when traveling and offers exuberant encouragement. A fun, spirited book…” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk and the Bet of the Century” by Tim Higgins — “[Power Play] eschews sensationalism for a high-resolution portrait of how exactly an unusual man and an unusual company managed a meteoric rise…. The tale of Tesla’s ascent is inherently dramatic and compellingly told.” —NPR.org

“Test Gods: Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut” by Nicholas Schmidle — “A riveting account of the underreported commercial space race, which has up until now lacked a worthy storyteller…The sections of the book that narrate how Virgin Galactic gets to space are replete with white-knuckled descriptions of booster rockets, pilots braving the ‘transonic zone,’ everything you’d hope to read were Mailer or Wolfe alive today to tell the tale…[a] deeply reported and deeply personal book. It is a masterly work, a reminder of what should inspire us all.” The New York Times Book Review

“The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power” by Shoshana Zuboff — “A definitive, stunning analysis of how digital giants like Google, Facebook, etc. have single-mindedly pursued data on human behavior as fodder for generating predictions and shaping outcomes salable to advertisers and others…The scope of her analysis is extraordinary; in addition to covering philosophical, social, and political implications she discusses needed privacy regulation…This book is pathbreaking, illuminating, and unnerving.”―CHOICE

“This Is Your Mind on Plants” by Michael Pollan — “Delightful . . . [This Is Your Mind On Plants] aims to collapse the distinctions between legal and illegal, medical and recreational, exotic and everyday, by appealing to the principle that unites the three: the affinities between plant biochemistry and the human mind.” —New York Review of Books

PARENTING

“8 Great Smarts: Discover and Nurture Your Child’s Intelligences” by Kathy Koch — Do you wish your child could see how smart he or she is?

Find hope in 8 Great Smarts. You’ll be empowered and equipped with new language and creative ideas for how to:

  • Accept and affirm your child’s unique smarts
  • Motivate your child to learn and study with all 8 smarts
  • Reawaken any “paralyzed” smarts
  • Redirect misbehavior in new, constructive ways
  • Guide your child spiritually, relationally, and to a good career fit” — Amazon.com

PICTURE BOOKS

“A Map Into the World” by Kao Kalia Yang
“Areli Is a Dreamer” by Areli Morales
“Green on Green” by Dianne White
“How to Write a Story” by Kate Messner
“If You Go Down to the Woods Today” by Rachel Piercey
“Jenny Mei is Sad” by Tracy Subisak
“Julian At the Wedding” by Jessica Love
“Love is Powerful” by Heather Dean Brewer
“Made by Hand: A Crafts Sampler” by Carole Lexa Schaefer
“Night Walk to the Sea” by Deborah Wiles
“On the Trapline” by David Robertson
“Outside, Inside” by LeUyen Pham
“Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter” by Eugenia Doyle
“The Night Walk” by Marie Dorleans
“The Old Truck” by Jarrett Pumphrey
“The Tree Guardian” by Lea Vis
“The Water Lady: How Darlene Arviso Helps a Thirsty Navajo Nation” by Alice B. McGinty
“Titan and the Wild Boars: The True Cave Rescue of the Thai Soccer Team” by Susan Hood
“Usha and the Stolen Sun” by Bree Galbraith
“What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street?” by Felicita Sala
Wild is the Wind” by Grahame Baker-Smith
“Wishes” by Muon Van
“Wonder Walkers” by Micha Archer

JUVENILE FICTION

“A Good Kind of Trouble” by Lisa Moore Ramee — “Shayla navigates the world of middle school and the troubled world beyond with wit and endless heart. A timely, funny, and unforgettable debut about friendship, facing your fears, and standing up for what’s right.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

JUVENILE NON-FICTION

“Amazing Science: 83 Hands on S.T.E.A.M. Experiments for Curious Kids!” by Aubre Andrus —  “…incredibly engaging….Readers will turn their kitchens into laboratories to practice the scientific method, collect data, test hypotheses, and have so much fun getting their hands messy as they explore food science, water, energy, motion, games, slime, grime, and the great outdoors…. Amazing Science is fun for parents and kids alike, who will all appreciate learning and enjoying time together along the way.” — Booklist, starred review

“Monarch Butterflies: Explore the Life Journey of One of the Winged Wonders of the World” by Anne Hobbie — “Monarchs are a favorite and familiar North American butterfly, and their incredible annual migration has captured the popular imagination for generations. As populations of monarchs decline dramatically due to habitat loss and climate change, interest in and enthusiasm for protecting these beloved pollinators has skyrocketed. With easy-to-read text and colorful, engaging illustrations, Monarch Butterflies presents young readers with rich, detailed information about the monarchs’ life cycle, anatomy, and the wonders of their signature migration, as well as how to raise monarchs at home and the cultural significance of monarchs in Day of the Dead celebrations. As the book considers how human behavior has harmed monarchs, it offers substantive ways kids can help make a positive difference. Children will learn how to turn lawns into native plant gardens, become involved in citizen science efforts such as tagging migrating monarchs and participating in population counts, and support organizations that work to conserve butterflies.” — ONIX annotations

“Out of the Blue: How Animals Evolved from Prehistoric Seas” by Elizabeth Shreeve — “This short book guides the reader from the beginnings of life eons ago through to the present day, beginning with an Earth devoid of life and following water-dwelling, single-celled creatures that develop and change as they move “out of the blue” and onto land. The text explains the adaptations that were necessary for animals to live out of the water, as well as how some animals survived (and how others didn’t) during the several extinction events that Earth has suffered.” —School Library Connection

YOUNG ADULT GRAPHIC NOVEL

“Orange: The Complete Collection” by Ichigo Takano — “Orange: The Complete Collection is a romantic comedy manga series by shoujo author and artist Ichigo Takano. This critically-lauded manga series will tug at your heartstrings with its central plot device about time travel and communication with a future self.” — McMillan Palgrave

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The Alice Network

“…In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women ― a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947 ― are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.” — Amazon.com

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The President’s Daughter

The President’s Daughter is a smart, taut, utterly fantastic roller coaster that had me holding on for dear life: a combination of every parent’s worst nightmare—a daughter abducted by a terrorist with a scimitar—and the inside world of Washington, DC (a place where, arguably, the knives are pretty damn sharp, too).”―Chris Bohjalian, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Midwives, The Flight Attendant, and Hour of the Witch

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The Keepers

“When Mace Reid and his cadaver dog Vira are called in to search Washington Park, what they find has them running for their very lives as a they, amidst murder and mayhem, uncover corruption at the highest level, which does not bode well for them.” — Atlas Publishing

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A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine

“Martine weaves a dramatic and suspenseful story of political intrigue and alien first contact . . . each character is rendered in exquisite detail.”―Booklist, starred review

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Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

“Readers may find themselves consuming this emotionally intense and thematically profound novel in one stay-up-all-night-until-your-eyes-bleed sitting. An unforgettable story of survival and the power of friendship—nothing short of a science fiction masterwork” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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The Scorpion’s Tale by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

“The authors bring the same rigorous plotting and deft characterizations to this novel as they do with their Special Agent Pendergast books (happily, Pendergast makes an appearance here), and the Kelly and Swanson pairing is certainly engaging. It seems the duo might be settling in for a good, long run.”―Booklist

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Eternal by Lisa Scottoline

“An accomplished historical novel that is both seeped in period detail and full of relatable characters…. Scottoline is a master at ramping up the suspense.”–Washington Post

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NEW ARRIVALS – APRIL 2021

ADULT FICTION

“Eternal” by Lisa Scottoline – “An accomplished historical novel that is both seeped in period detail and full of relatable characters…. Scottoline is a master at ramping up the suspense.”–Washington Post

“Hella” by David Gerrold – “The effortlessly diverse cast, complex political machinations, and heartfelt coming-of-age themes combine to create a fleshed-out vision of the future that is intense, emotional, and immersive while still maintaining a sense of rollicking fun. Sci-fi readers should snap this up.” —Publishers Weekly (starred)

“How Beautiful We Were” by Imbolo Mbue – “Sweeping and quietly devastating… How Beautiful We Were charts the ways repression, be it at the hands of a government or a corporation or a society, can turn the most basic human needs into radical and radicalizing acts. . . . Profoundly affecting.”—The New York Times Book Review (cover review)

“Hummingbird Salamandar” by Jeff Vandermeer – “Set in a world far along the path to ecological and political breakdown, this striking mix of thriller and biotech speculative fiction from VanderMeer charts a seemingly mad quest by its anonymous narrator . . . Exquisite prose pulls the reader deep into the labyrinthine plot. VanderMeer reinforces his place as one of today’s most innovative writers.”―Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Infinite Country” by Patricia Engel – “Engel’s vital story of a divided Colombian family is a book we need to read… The rare immigrant chronicle that is as long on hope as it is on heartbreak.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Journey of the Pharaohs” by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown – “Lively. . . The twist ending fits neatly into the Cussler canon. Series fans will be pleased.”–Publishers Weekly

“Spy” by Danielle Steel – “Once presented to King George V and Queen Mary in satin and lace, Alexandra Wickham joins the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry but is soon on to bigger things: easily conversant in French and German, she is drafted to become a secret agent, a job she must hide from family, friends, and lovers. After World War II, she’s off to India, Pakistan, Morocco, Hong Kong, Moscow, and finally Washington, DC.” — Barbara Hoffert. LJ Prepub Alert Online Review. LIBRARY JOURNAL, c2019.

“The Berlin Girl” by Mandy Robotham – “The Berlin Girl paints a vibrant picture of some of the chilling harbingers of World War II. You’ll gasp aloud and shed a few tears on this insightful, bold, fast-paced ride through Berlin’s last moments of crumbling glory before the cloud of World War II descends.” — Kristin Harmel, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names

“The Hare” by Melanie Finn – “In this brooding feminist thriller, a former art student and her daughter are isolated in a rural Vermont cabin and have to contend with the toxic presence of an unbalanced con man in their lives.” — New York Times

“The Island of Sea Women” by Lisa See – “See perceptively depicts challenges faced by Koreans over the course of the 20th century, particularly homing in on the ways the haenyeo have struggled to maintain their way of life. Exposing the depths of human cruelty and resilience, See’s lush tale is a wonderful ode to a truly singular group of women.” Publishers Weekly 

“The Scorpion’s Tail” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child – “The authors bring the same rigorous plotting and deft characterizations to this novel as they do with their Special Agent Pendergast books (happily, Pendergast makes an appearance here), and the Kelly and Swanson pairing is certainly engaging. It seems the duo might be settling in for a good, long run.”―Booklist

“Witchmark” by C. L. Polk – “The subtle ways Polk builds her characters, reveals the systems under which they live and unwinds a complicated, twisting plot with both personal and political implications are testaments to her skill as a storyteller.” ―Shelf Awareness

ADULT MYSTERY

“Bryant & May: Oranges and Lemons” by Christopher Fowler – “As is the case with other books in the series, the setup is improbable (bordering on bizarre), the characters droll, the prose exceptionally clever and often hilarious and the ‘aha’ moment deliciously unexpected.” — BookPage

“Criss Cross” by James Patterson and others – “When a mysterious serial killer known as “M” launches a deranged “investigation”, Alex Cross and his partner must unearth long-forgotten secrets to survive — or risk getting buried themselves.” — Annotation

“Death in the East” by Abir Mukherjee – “This clever tale of interwoven locked-room mysteries may be the best yet in a series that boasts gifted storytelling and full-sensory, Raj-era details.” ― Booklist

“Deadly Cross” by James Patterson – “Investigating a double homicide involving the vice president’s ex-wife, Detective Alex Cross and FBI Special Agent Ned Mahoney travel to Alabama to uncover clues from her early life.” — Baker & Taylor

“Nighthawks Wing” by Charles Fergus – “A beautifully written page-turner…a rich and moving story that puts Fergus solidly among the ranks of Vermont’s best fiction writers.” –The Barton Chronicle

“Outfox” by Sandra Brown – “An engrossing thriller . . . Well-defined characters complement the twisty plot, which ends with a gratifying final revelation. Brown once again shows why she remains at the top of the suspense field.” — Publishers Weekly

“Texas Outlaw” by James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle – “Receiving unwanted attention when his country-singer girlfriend writes a hit song about his heroism, Texas Ranger Rory Yates relocates to a tiny municipality where he investigates the suspicious death of a corrupt councilwoman.” – Atlas Publishing

“The Museum of Desire” by Jonathan Kellerman — “LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis has solved a lot of murder cases. On many of them … he taps the brain of brilliant psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware. But neither Alex nor Milo are prepared for what they find on an early morning call to a deserted mansion in Bel Air. …Four people have been slaughtered and left displayed bizarrely and horrifically in a stretch limousine. Confounding the investigation, none of the victims seems to have any connection to any other, and a variety of methods have been used to dispatch them. As Alex and Milo make their way through blind alleys and mazes baited with misdirection, they encounter a crime so vicious that it stretches the definitions of evil.” — Publisher’s Annotation

“The Palm Beach Murders” by James Patterson & others — “Three stories from the world’s best-selling author include the tale of a pair of divorcees who begin a strangely intense game of make-believe and a popular advertising exec who notices the people around him are being murdered.” — Baker & Taylor

ADULT MYSTERY LARGE PRINT

“The Consequences of Fear” by Jacqueline Winespear – “A fast-paced tale of mystery and spycraft whose exploration of inner doubts and fears makes it much more.” — Kirkus

“Win” by Harlen Coben – “Crafty plot twists, fast-moving action, and witty dialogue . . . Can the antihero become a hero after all? Win answers that question in surprising and satisfying ways.”―BookTrib

ADULT NON-FICTION

“1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List” by James Mustich – “Mustich’s informed appraisals will drive readers to the books they’ve yet to read, and stimulate discussion of those they have.” – Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Already Toast: Caregiving and Burnout in America” by Kate Washington – “A biting critique of how America is failing its unpaid caregivers . . . . The result is a bracing antidote to ‘sentimentalized narratives’ that cast unpaid caregiving as its own reward when, the author makes clear, better Family and Medical Leave Act benefits would be far more useful . . . A startling, hard-hitting story of a family medical disaster made worse by cultural insensitivities to caregivers.” – Kirkus Review

“Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do” by Marc Bekoff – “Everyone who owns a dog, breeds or trains dogs, or works with dogs should read this informative book.” – Library Journal

“Comes As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life” by Emily Nagoski, Ph.D. – “Nagoski’s book deserves plaudits for the rare achievement of merging pop science and the sexual self-help genre in prose that’s not insufferably twee. . . . [Come As You Are] offers up hard facts on the science of arousal and desire in a friendly and accessible way.” – The Guardian (UK)

“Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples” by Harville Hendrix – “Learn: how the imprints of the past unconsciously eclipse the present. Learn: how safety is fundamental to illuminating relationships. Learn: to practice conscious partnership to brighten your future together. The goal of living is enriching connection. There are no better relationship experts from which to learn than Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt.” – Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D, the Milton H. Erickson Foundation

“How to Not Die Alone: The Surprising Science That Will Help You Find Love” by Logan Ury – “A must-read book on meeting your future partner.” – The Washington Post

“How to Read Water: Clues and Patterns from Puddles to the Sea” by Tristan Gooley – “[Gooley’s] detailed observations are breathtaking as he patiently explains how to see. Jam-packed with information, birders, naturalists, hikers, hunters, and anyone interested in the natural world will find much of use.” – Forbes

“How to Think Like Shakespeare: Lessons from a Renaissance Education” by Scott Newstok – “Scott Newstok’s How to Think like Shakespeare is something to treasure. The book lays out a case for Shakespeare’s vital connection to the lives we live today, opening the door to new ways of thinking and experiencing the world, which are essential to a life well lived.”―Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library

“Humankind: A Hopeful History” by Rutger Bregman – “A lively social history… Bregman offers a compelling case for reshaping institutions and policies along genuinely humane lines.” – The New Yorker

“On Time and Water” by Andri Snaer Magnason – “Andri Snær Magnason combines intimate history and collective mythology, essay reflection and memorial exploration, geography and environment, to bring the elusive reality of climate change painfully and dangerously close to each of us.” – Paolo Giordano

“Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob” by Russell Shorto – “An entertaining book about the Shorto clan intertwined with a history of the Italian mob, Sicilians in the U.S., and the rise and fall of Johnstown, a central Pennsylvania steel town…Ultimately, Smalltime does not pull any punches while telling its story. It’s strikingly personal, but also a peek into the uniqueness of the American experience.” – The Daily Beast

“Tesoro” by Yesika Salgado – “Tesoro is a story of family, survival, and the formative power of the women in Salgado’s life. It is a telling of the balance between love and perseverance. Tesoro is an unearthing of the sacred connections that make a person whole; the treasure we forever keep with us when we learn from those we love, when we mourn those we’ve lost, and what grows in between.” – Perseus Publishing

“The Bloated Belly Whisperer: See Results Within a Week, and Tame Digestive Distress Once and For All” by Tamara Duker Freuman – “With candor and science-based expertise, Freuman offers invaluable information for readers suffering from a range of debilitating digestive issues.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The Bomb: Presidents, Generals and the Secret History of Nuclear War” by Fred Kaplan – “Bracing clarity….[A] rich and surprisingly entertaining history of how nuclear weapons have shaped the United States military and the country’s foreign policy….Kaplan has a gift for elucidating abstract concepts, cutting through national security jargon and showing how leaders confront (or avoid) dilemmas.” – New York Times Book Review

“The New Heirloom Garden: Designs, Recipes and Heirloom Plants for Cooks Who Love to Garden” by Ellen Ecker Ogden – “Perfect for cooks and gardeners alike, this useful look at vintage varieties puts a fresh shine on an old subject.” – Publishers Weekly

“The Soul of a Woman” by Isabel Allende – “The author describes her lifelong commitment to feminism in a meditation on what it means to be a woman, discussing progress within the movement in her lifetime, what remains to be done, and how to move forward in the future.” – Baker and Taylor

“Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World” by Rutger Bregman – “A spirited and practical manifesto for improving the odds of making a heaven on Earth.” – Kirkus

Vermont History: Volume 89, No 1, Winter/Spring 2021” by the Vermont Historical Society

BLUE/DVD

“News of the World”

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BOARD BOOK

“Hello Birds: What Do You Say” by Loes Botman
“Wake Up, Let’s Play” by Margaret McNamara

PICTURE BOOK

“Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon” by Kat Zhang
“Bowwow Powwow” by Brenda J. Child
“Carpenter’s Helper” by Sybil Rosen
“Facing Fear: An Immigration Story” by Karen Lynn Williams
“If You Come to Earth” by Sophie Blackall
“Milo Imagines the World” by Matt de la Pena
“Over and Under the Rainforest” by Kate Messner
“Ten Beautiful Things” by Molly Beth Griffen
“The House of Grass and Sky” by Mary Lyn Ray
“The Little Library” by Margaret McNamara
“Watercress” by Andrea Wang

KIT

“Knitting Kit”

JUVENILE AUDIO BOOK

“Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go To School” by Julie Falatko — “Giggle-inducing shenanigans ensue when two loyal dogs hatch a plan to save their human boy from school…For readers who appreciate the goofy.”–Kirkus Reviews

JUVENILE BIOGRAPHY

“Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball” by Jen Bryant – “With lively verse and elegant oil paintings, Bryant and Morrison masterfully place Baylor’s midair “slashing, crashing, gliding” basketball heroics in the context of his times.” – The Horn Book

“Bartali’s Bicycle: The True Story of Gino Bartali, Italy’s Secret Hero” by Megan Hoyt – “This attractive and engaging account of a famous athlete, recognized as Righteous Among the Nations in 2013, and his quiet heroism is inspirational and adds a unique perspective to Holocaust literature.” – Booklist

“Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood” by Gary Paulsen – “A riveting, hopeful survival story about personal resilience amid trauma.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston” by Alicia D. Williams – “A lively, joyfully rendered portrait of a literary legend.” – Publisher Weekly, starred review

“The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh” by Candace Fleming – “There is no amped up moralizing in this fascinating chronicle…Reprehensible, estimable, complex: Ms. Fleming’s portrait reveals a man of many parts. ” – The Wall Street Journal

JUVENILE FICTION

“Across the Pond” by Joy McCullough – “McCullough writes with compassion and knowledge as she traces Callie’s ups and downs in a new country alongside her burgeoning, awkwardly won knowledge of friendship and self.” – Publishers Weekly

“Alone” by Megan E. Freeman – “Madeleine relates her own riveting, immersive story in believable detail, her increasingly sophisticated thoughts, as years pass, sweeping down spare pages in thin lines of verse in this Hatchet for a new age. . . . Suspenseful, fast-paced, and brief enough to engage even reluctant readers.”  – Kirkus Reviews

“Ground Zero” by Alan Gratz – “Gratz’s deeply moving writing paints vivid images of the loss and fear of those who lived through the trauma of 9/11.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Land of the Cranes” by Aida Salazar – “Holding fast to the cultural heritage stories that say her people will one day return to live among the cranes in the promised land, a 9-year-old migrant, seeking refuge in Los Angeles from the Mexican cartel wars, learns to hold onto hope and love in a family detention center.” – Atlas Publishing

“The Last Bear” by Hannah Gold – “For animal lovers, defenders of the environment, and fans of female-powered stories. Touching and poignant.” – Kirkus Reviews

“The One Thing You’d Save” by Linda Sue Park – “[Park’s] message is powerful: We don’t need a great blazing tragedy to determine what we hold most precious in our lives; we can define what’s vital through our thoughts and memories, always at hand, in our heads and hearts — safe, where the flames don’t reach.” – New York Times Book Review

“The Sea in Winter” by Christine Day – “A contemplative and emotional story of resilience and reinvention whose dedication sums it up well: ‘To anyone who needs a reminder that pain is temporary.'” – Publishers Weekly (starred review)

JUVENILE GRAPHIC NOVELS

“Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier” by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks – “With plenty of eye-rolling takes on male-designed spacecraft faux pas and enthusiastic crew reveling in flight adventures, Ottaviani and Wicks drive home the message that it’s all about teamwork, and no team can function without diverse members.” – The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Dog Man: Mothering Heights” by Dav Pilkey – “High-intensity, heartwarming, and, above all, hysterically funny.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Kodi” by Jared Cullum – “Cullum’s rich watercolors… capture Alaskan wilderness and Seattle’s urban grit with equal beauty and accuracy… Beautifully crafted, thoughtfully paced, and sweet as can be, this tale is ideal for reluctant and voracious readers alike, to be savored and shared between friends young, old, and in between.” – School Library Journal (starred review)

“Max Meow: Cat Crusader” by John Gallagher – “Full of humor and action, this new series opener will be catnip for fans of Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man.” – Kirkus Reviews

JUVENILE NON-FICTION

“For Everyone” by Jason Reynolds – “A lyrical masterpiece.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

“If Bees Disappeared” by Lily Williams – “What would happen if bees disappeared? Find out in this fourth book from Lily Williams in the award-winning If Animals Disappeared Series that imagines the consequences of a world without bees.” – Amazon.com

“Slow Down: 50 Mindful Moments in Nature” by Rachel Williams – “This immaculately illustrated tome intended for elementary-age naturalists is sure to charm observers outside that audience as well… Splendiferous!” – Kirkus Reviews

“Telling Time” by David A. Adler – “Adler and Miller’s latest addition to their renowned collection of math books is a space-themed exploration of the classifications of time. . . . The digitally drawn pastel illustrations keep the mood light but don’t detract from the serious business at hand. …” – School Library Journal

“The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastic” by Susan Hood – “Thoughtful and thought-provoking, this book will plant the seeds of environmental activism in young readers.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The Metric System” by David A. Adler – A fun book about the metric system? Seriously? No kidding: David Adler’s hands-on guide to metric measurement packs at least a kiloliter of fun into its pages.” – The Virginian Pilot

“The Wisdom of Trees: How Trees Work Together to Form a Natural Kingdom” by Lita Judge – “Wonderful illustrations and poetry highlight cutting-edge scientific information about how trees communicate and share information. Don’t leave this one behind.” ―School Library Journal, starred review

YA AUDIOBOOK

“Clap When You Land” by Elizabeth Acevedo – ‘In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.” – Amazon.com

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

“Firekeeper’s Daughter” by Angeline Boulley – “Daunis, who is part Ojibwe, defers attending the University of Michigan to care for her mother and reluctantly becomes involved in the investigation of a series of drug-related deaths.” – Baker & Taylor

“Red, White and Whole” by Rajani Larocca – “LaRocca’s historical novel in verse takes the reader through Reha’s past and present, flowing as seamlessly as many of the songs often referred to within the poems. Readers will be changed by her story.” – Booklist (starred review)

“Soulswift” by Megan Bannen – “A rich, imaginative tale that delivers thrilling characters, heartstopping action, and exciting intrigue with every turn of the page.” – ALA Booklist

YOUNG ADULT GRAPHIC NOVEL

“Long Way Down” by Jason Reynolds – “Told in short, fierce staccato narrative verse, Long Way Down is a fast and furious, dazzlingly brilliant look at teenage gun violence, as could only be told by Jason Reynolds.” – Simon and Schuster

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Highlighted New Arrivals

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

“Compulsively readable . . . In exquisite detail, the book describes the devastating dysfunction in Shuggie’s family, centering on his mother’s alcoholism and his father’s infidelities, which are skillfully related from a child’s viewpoint . . . As it beautifully and shockingly illustrates how Shuggie ends up alone, this novel offers a testament to the indomitable human spirit. Very highly recommended.”Library Journal (starred review)