New Holiday Titles @ your library

Tanya’s Christmas by Tanya Burr: Presented as a countdown to the main event and into the New Year, this beautiful book has over 50 sumptuous recipes and thoughtful craft projects from cyber lifestyle guru Tanya Burr. At every step, bestselling author Tanya suggests easy ways for you, your family and friends to create special memories together that will last a lifetime.

Holiday Slow Cooker by Leigh Ann Wilkes: Covering all the major holidays of the year from Thanksgiving and Christmas to 4th of July and Cinco de Mayo, you’ll make parties and entertaining a breeze while impressing your family and guests with 100 traditional recipes, including appetizers and breakfast.

Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire: Hiddensee imagines the backstory of the Nutcracker, revealing how this entrancing creature came to be carved and how he guided an ailing girl named Klara through a dreamy paradise on a Christmas Eve.

A Christmas Return by Anne Perry: A festive Christmas package left on Mariah’s doorstep contains an ominous present, sparking memories of a twenty-year-old murder that shattered her friendship with the victim’s widow. Though the gift is a reminder of that tragic time, in the spirit of the season Mariah travels to Surrey in hopes of reconciling with her friend and solving the crime that drove them apart

The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans: A man receives the best Christmas present he could ask for: the chance to re-write the past. Along the way he finds more than he could possibly have imagined, including grace, forgiveness and a chance at love.

The Ghost of Christmas Past by Rhys Bowen: Molly Murphy Sullivan is suffering from depression after a miscarriage following the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. She and her husband are invited for Christmas at a mansion on the Hudson, and they accept, expecting a peaceful and relaxing holiday season. Not long after they arrive, however, they start to feel the tension in the house’s atmosphere.

How the Finch Stole Christmas by Donna Andrews: Meg’s husband has decided to escalate his one-man show of A Christmas Carol into a full-scale. When a famous, although slightly over-the-hill, actor comes to town to play the starring role of Scrooge, no one expects that he’s bringing a lot of baggage and enemies with him.

Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand: With Bart back from Afghanistan, the Quinns are preparing for a joyous holiday. And Bart’s safe return isn’t the family’s only good news: Kevin is enjoying married life; Patrick is getting back on his feet; Ava thinks she’s finally found the love of her life; and Kelly is thrilled to see his family reunited at last. But it just wouldn’t be a Quinn family gathering if things went smoothly.

Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber: Without her knowledge, Merry’s well-meaning mom and brother create an online dating profile for her. Soon Merry finds herself chatting with a man with similar interests and an unmistakably kind soul. But meeting face-to-face is altogether different, and her special friend is the last person Merry expects–or desires.

 

New Fiction

The Child Finder by Rene Denfield: Three years ago Madison Culver went missing at the age of five while looking for a Christmas tree with her family. Private investigator Naomi Cottle continues the investigation and believes that Madison’s disappearance can only be the result of an abduction.

Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben: Nap Dumas hasn’t been the same since senior year, when his twin brother Leo and Leo’s girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks — and Maura, the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brother’s death. And now, it looks as though he may finally find what he’s been looking for.

Sleep Like a Baby by Charlaine Harris: Robin and Aurora’s newborn Sophie is proving to be quite a handful. They hire a partially trained nurse, Virginia Mitchell, to come and help. One particularly stormy night, Roe wakes to hear her daughter crying and Virginia nowhere to be found. Searching for her reveals a body outside . . . but it isn’t Virginia’s.

The Proving by Beverly Lewis: After five years as an Englisher, Amanda Dienner is shocked to learn her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County’s most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. What’s more, the inn will only truly be hers if Mandy can successfully run it for twelve months. Reluctantly, Mandy accepts the challenge, no matter that it means facing the family she left behind.

Deep Freeze by John Sandford: Virgil returns to Trippton, Minnesota, where a woman’s been found dead, frozen in a block of ice. There’s a possibility that it might be connected to a high school class of twenty years ago that has a mid-winter reunion coming up, and so, wrapping his coat a little tighter, Virgil begins to dig into twenty years’ worth of traumas, feuds, and bad blood.

Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn: Rescued from exile by Imperial soldiers, Thrawn proved to be indispensable to Emperor Palpatine and the Empire. Ever ambitious, one promotion followed another. Follow the events that launched the blue-skinned, red-eyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of power and infamy as Thrawn rises to Admiral.

Little Boy Lost by J.D. Trafford: When eight-year-old Tanisha Walker offers attorney Justin Glass a jar full of change to find her missing brother, he doesn’t have the heart to turn her away. All that is found of Devon Walker was his brutally murdered body–and the bodies of twelve other African American teens, all discarded like trash in a mass grave. Each had been reported missing. And none had been investigated. As simmering racial tensions explode into violence Justin.

Origin by Dan Brown: Robert Langdon arrives at the unveiling of a discovery by Kirsch that “will change the face of science forever”.  But the meticulously orchestrated evening is blown apart before Kirsch’s precious discovery can be revealed. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape, along with the museum’s director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.

New YA Fiction

Turtle All the Way Down by John Green: It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater: At the heart Bicho Raro, Colorado, you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change the future. They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.

The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan: Magnus and his friends set sail for the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard’s greatest threat, Loki’s demonic ship full of zombies.

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo: Travel to Grishnaverse, a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a love struck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

Expelled by James Patterson: Expelled over The Photo that was posted to his Twitter account, Will Foster, seventeen, is determined to find out who took the picture and why he and three other students were targeted.

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust: Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything–unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story.

La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman: When Malcolm finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust, he finds himself embroiled in a tale of intrigue featuring enforcement agents from the Magisterium, a woman with an evil monkey daemon, and a baby named Lyra.

The Final Spark by Richard Paul Evans: The Electroclan embarks on a daring rescue mission when Michael Vey goes missing.

When It’s Real by Erin Watt: Meet Oakley Ford — teen celebrity and charming troublemaker. Oakley’s publicity team decides it’s time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he’s settled down. Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett. So what if she thinks Oakley’s a shallow, self-centered jerk? It’s not like they’re going to fall for each other in real life–right?

New Fiction

Tell Tale by Jeffrey Archer: Revel in the stories of the 1930’s woman who dares to challenge the men at her Ivy League university in A Gentleman and A Scholar while another young woman who thumbs a lift gets more than she bargained for in A Wasted Hour.

Crazy Like a Fox by Rita Mae Brown: An investigation into a missing and valuable object flushes out murder, ghosts, and old family rivalries. Now “Sister” Jane Arnold and a pack of four-legged friends must catch the scent of a killer and unearth a long-buried truth.

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham: Three students who have borrowed heavily to attend a third-rate law school realize they have been caught in a scam when they discover that the school’s owner also owns a bank specializing in student loans, and plot to expose the scam.

The Rules of Magic by Alice Walker: For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man. Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique.

Turkey Trot Murder by Leslie Meier: An uneventful Thanksgiving season is shattered by the overdose-related death of a wealthy investor’s daughter, a tragedy that Lucy Stone links to the possible schemes of the victim’s pregnant stepmother.

The Color of Fear by Marcia Muller: Sharon, is woken up to news that her father has been the victim of a racially-motivated attack. With little progress on the investigation from the police, Sharon resolves to track down her father’s attackers herself.

A Casualty of War by Charles Todd: Bess Crawford meets Captain Alan Travis when he’s brought into her forward aid station disoriented from a head wound, Bess is alarmed that he believes his distant English cousin, Lieutenant James Travis, shot him. When it appears James couldn’t have shot him, the Captain’s sanity is questioned. Still, Bess wonders how such an experienced officer could be so wrong.

Fairytale by Danielle Steel: Camille Lammenais has grown up in the beauty of the Napa Valley, surrounded by acres of her family’s vineyards. But their fairytale ends suddenly with her mother’s death from cancer. Six months after, Camille, still grieving for her mother, is shocked by the news that her father intends to remarry. Then she begins to see past the alluring looks, designer clothes, and elegant manners of her father’s new wife. When tragedy strikes again, Camille is at her stepmother’s mercy.

 

New DVDs

Baywatch: Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchanan butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

Kong: Skull Island: reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure. In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific, as beautiful as it is treacherous, unaware they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.

Transformers: The Last Knight: Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving humanity’s future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

The Vietnam War by Ken Burns: In an immersive narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.

Alien: Covenant: When a ship carrying two thousand humans setting out to colonize a distant planet encounters a system failure, they land on a moon and discover a race of hostile aliens.

The Dark Tower: The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

47 Meters Down: Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.

Wonder Woman: Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

The Mummy: Thought safely entombed deep beneath the desert, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day. Her malevolence has grown over millennia and with it come terrors that defy human comprehension.

Call of the Midwife: Season Six: When the rather austere Sister Ursula is appointed the new head of Nonnatus House, Sister Julienne finds herself demoted and working back alongside the midwives as an ordinary member of staff. And she is not the only one to face challenges closer to home.

New Fiction Titles

The Romanov Ransom by Clive Cussler: Treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo’s search for a Romanov fortune brings them into perilous contact with an ambitious neo-Nazi clan. This quest is greater than anything they have ever done–it is their chance to make someone answer for unspeakable crimes, and to prevent them from happening again.

The Summer That Made Us by Robyn Carr: For the Hempsteads, two sisters who married two brothers and had three daughters each, summers were idyllic. Until an accidental drowning. Torn apart, none of the Hempstead women speak of what happened that summer. But one woman is determined to draw her family together again, and the only way that can happen is to return to the lake and face the truth.

Charlatans by Robin Cook: When anesthesia-related deaths start to occur at Boston Memorial Hospital, chief resident Noah is forced to question all of the residents on his staff. With his own job and credibility now in jeopardy, Noah must decide which doctor is at fault and who he can believe–before any more lives are lost.

Enigma by Catherine Coulter: Working with Agent Cam Wittier (Insidious) and New York-based former Special Forces agent Jack Cabot, they must race against the clock to catch an international criminal and solve the enigma of the man called John Doe. It’s international intrigue at the highest levels and they know they have to succeed or national security is compromised.

The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille: After five years in the Army, thirty-five-year-old Mac has left his life of danger and adventure behind him. But when a lawyer heavily involved with anti-Castro groups, approaches Mac for a fishing tournament in Cuba – to be accompanied by a covert mission and sizable paycheck – Mac’s interest is piqued. If he accepts this job, he’ll either walk away rich – or not at all.

Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner: Detective Manon Bradshaw handles only cold cases. But the man died just yards from the police station, so Manon can’t help taking an interest. When the case begins to circle in on Manon’s home and her family, she finds herself pitted against the colleagues she once held dear: Davy Walker and Harriet Harper.

The Western Star by Craig Johnson: An old Vietnam photograph–along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement–hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge.

The Store by James Patterson: Living in a world where all needs are anticipated and delivered by a powerful convenience retailer known as The Store, New York writers Jacob and Megan go undercover to expose The Store’s secrets in ways that risk their lives.

New Fiction Titles

Proof of Life by J.A. Jance: When J. P. Beaumont’s longtime nemesis, retired Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, dies in what’s officially deemed to be an accidental fire, Beau is astonished to be dragged into the investigation at the request of none other than the deceased victim himself. In the process Beau learns that just because a long-ago case was solved doesn’t mean it’s over.

The Seagull by Ann Cleeves: A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent, and now inmate, John Brace. Now, Brace promises Vera information about the disappearance of Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer who disappeared in the mid-nineties, if she will look out for his daughter and grandchildren.

Seeing Red by Sandra Brown: When her interview with Major Franklin Trapper, who led survivors of a bombing to safety twenty-five years earlier, goes wrong, Kerra Bailey joins forces with his estranged son John to uncover the truth about the event.

To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon: As the Mitford Muse editor stumbles on a quick fix for marital woes and the town grocer falls in love, Father Tim and Cynthia receive an invitation to another wedding. But perhaps the bottom line is this: While a star blinks out in Mitford, another blinks on at Meadowgate, and four-year-old Jack Tyler looks forward to the biggest day of his life–for now and forever.

Enemy of the State by Kyle Mills: After 9/11, When the Saudi king’s own nephew is discovered funding ISIS, the US president suspects that the Saudis never intended to live up to their agreement. He decides that the royalty needs to be sent a message and that Mitch Rapp is just the man to deliver it. The catch? Rapp must do it entirely on his own.

Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner: Detective Manon Bradshaw handles only cold cases. But the man died just yards from the police station, so Manon can’t help taking an interest. When the case begins to circle in on Manon’s home and her family, she finds herself pitted against the colleagues she once held dear: Davy Walker and Harriet Harper.

A Casualty of War by Charles Todd: Though the Great War is nearing its end, the fighting rages on. While waiting for transport back to her post, Bess Crawford meets Captain Alan Travis. Bess is alarmed that he believes his distant English cousin, Lieutenant James Travis, shot him. But when it appears that James Travis couldn’t have shot him, the Captain’s sanity is questioned. Still, Bess wonders how such an experienced officer could be so wrong.

Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn: Rescued from exile by Imperial soldiers, Thrawn proved to be indispensable to Emperor Palpatine and the Empire. Follow the events that launched the blue-skinned, red-eyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of power and infamy as Thrawn rises to Admiral.

New Nonfiction Titles

Office 2016 Simplified by Elaine Marmel: the quick, easy, full-color guide to the new features and tools of the latest version of Office. With a clear, highly visual, introductory style of instruction, this book gives you step-by-step directions alongside illustrative screen shots to help you learn Microsoft’s bestselling productivity software.

Killing England by Bill O’Reilly: Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Great Britain’s King George III, the authors chronicle the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe.

The Operator by Robert O’Neil: The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O’Neill’s awe-inspiring four-hundred-mission career, which included his involvement in attempts to rescue “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and which culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world’s most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer: Schumer mines her past for stories about her teenage years, family, relationships, and sex, and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is–a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh.

Our Revolution by Bernard Sanders: And for the millions looking to continue the political revolution, Bernie outlines a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda that will create jobs, raise wages, protect the environment, and provide health care for all — and ultimately transform our country and our world for the better.

The Big Lie by Dinesh D’Souza: Dinesh D’Souza reveals: why Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler admired the Democratic Party (and why the fascists and National Socialists identified with the progressive Left); how Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger inspired Nazi racial theorists; how leftist philosophers have intentionally (if covertly) promoted and justified Nazi tactics and the fascist ideal of the all-powerful centralized state; why the anti-free-speech, anti-capitalist, anti-religious-liberty, pro-violence, pro-abortion Democratic Party is a national socialist (Nazi) party in everything but name.

What Happened by Hilary Rodham Clinton: The former secretary of state relates her experiences as the first woman candidate nominated for president by a major party and reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history.

The Retreat of Western Liberalism by Edward Luce: Combining on-the-ground reporting with intelligent synthesis of the literature and economic analysis, Luce offers a detailed projection of the consequences of the Trump administration, the rise of European populism, and a forward-thinking analysis of what those who believe in enlightenment values must do to defend himself from the multiple onslaughts they face in the coming years.

New Fiction Titles

The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott (Large Print): In Catholic Brooklyn, in the early part of the twentieth century, decorum, superstition, and shame collude to erase a man’s brief existence, and yet his suicide, although never spoken of, reverberates through many lives–testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, even through multiple generations.

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter (Large Print): Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn’s happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father–Pikeville’s notorious defense attorney–devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.

Texas Takedown by Heather Woodhaven (Large Print): Presenting her research findings at an oceanology conference should be marine biologist Isabelle Barrows’ big break — until she spots two men chasing her. With shadowy assailants on her tail, impressing potential investors becomes the least of her concerns. Especially when the men chase her straight into the arms of her high school crush.

The Asphalt Warrior by Gary Reilly: Murph’s world consists mostly of fares and doormen and fellow hacks from the Rocky Mountain Taxicab Company. He has two main goals in life. First, to earn no more than it takes to keep his bohemian lifestyle afloat. Second, never under any circumstances get involved in the lives of his fares. He’s not very good with the first issue and spectacularly bad with the second.

An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry: A Hungarian immigrant is a victim of a gruesome murder. Commander William Monk suspects a local killer, but when another victim is found he begins to think the murderer is an outsider.

The Other Girl by Erica Spindler: From the New York Times bestselling author of Justice for Sara and The First Wife comes The Other Girl, a chilling new thriller about a ritualistic murder of a college professor that sends a small town cop back into the trauma she thought she’d put behind her.

A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena: You’re home making dinner for your husband. You expect him any second. The phone rings–it’s the call you hoped you’d never get. You jump in your car and race to a neighborhood you thought you’d never visit. You peer into the dark, deserted building. You brace yourself for the worst. And then, you remember nothing else.

A Column of Fire by Ken Follett: In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love.

 

New Graphic Novels

The Mystery Knight by Ben Avery: A full-color graphic rendering of the novella set a century before the events of the Game of Thrones series continues the adventures of noble but impoverished hedge knight Duncan and his bold squire and Daenerys’s great-grandfather, the future King Aegon V.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Book One by Robert Aguirre-Sacasa: On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress Sabrina Spellman finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family’s past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Satan, and she has her own deadly agenda.

Tetris by Box Brown: It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. Computer scientist Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government. Once Tetris emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, it was an instant hit.

The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen: Every ninety years, twelve gods return as young people. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are all dead. It’s happening now. It’s happening again.

March Book One by John Lewis: March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis’ personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.

Monstress Volume One by Marjorie Liu: Set in an alternate world of art deco beauty and steampunk horror, Monstress tells the epic story of Maika Halfwolf, a teenage survivor of a cataclysmic war between humans and their hated enemies, the Arcanics. In the face of oppression and terrible danger, Maika is both hunter and hunted, searching for answers about her mysterious past as those who seek to use her remain just one step behind … and all the while, the monster within begins to awaken

Amazing Fantastic Incredible by Stan Lee: In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee–comic book legend and cocreator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, and a legion of other Marvel superheroes–shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be.

Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” by Miles Hyman: In a graphic-novel adaptation of the classic spine-tingler, the grandson of the story’s original author depicts the eerie town and their shocking ritual in detailed four-color panels that breathe new life into the iconic tale.

Orange: the complete collection by Ichigo Takano: When sixteen-year-old Takamiya Naho receives a mysterious letter, claiming to be from her twenty-seven-year-old self, her life is suddenly thrown into flux. The letter informs her that a new transfer student by the name of Naruse Kakeru will be joining her class, and to keep her eye on him. What is Naho to make of the letter’s contents and its cryptic warning?