New Nonfiction

new bookwormPlunder and Deceit by Mark Levin: Author and talk-radio host Mark R. Levin outlines his concerns about the federal government’s role in civil society, touching on issues of debt, immigration, healthcare, education, and the environment, especially as they relate to young Americans.

A More Perfect Union by Ben Carson: The author discusses his belief that the purpose of the Constitution is to create a more perfect union and his goal to empower America to help protect that union and secure the blessings of liberty.

The New Tsar by Stephen Meyers: Steven Lee Myers has followed Vladimir Putin’s path for many years, and he gives us the fullest, most absorbing account we have of his rise to power. This gripping narrative elucidates a cool and calculating man with enormous ambition and few scruples.

Winter is Coming by Garry Kasparov: Kasparov shows that the collapse of the Soviet Union was not an endpoint – only a change of seasons, as the Cold War has melted into a new spring. But now, after years of complacency and poor judgment, winter is upon us once again.

Lights Out by Ted Koppel: A well-designed attack on just one of the nation’s three electric power grids could cripple much of our infrastructure–and in the age of cyberwarfare, a laptop has become the only necessary weapon.

The German War by Nicholas Stargardt: Told from the perspective of those who lived through it– soldiers, school-teachers and housewives; Nazis, Christians and Jews— this historical narrative sheds fresh and disturbing light on the beliefs, hopes, and fears of people who experienced World War II.

Neuro Tribes by Steve Silberman: A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently.

Spruce by Amanda Brown: With clear instructions illustrated by more than 900 step-by-step photographs, the five projects included here are designed to teach all of the techniques and skills you need to reupholster any piece of furniture to suit your own taste and style.

Inside the Cell by Erin Murphy: Erin Murphy shows how DNA typing can be subject to misuse, mistake, and error, and lead to a police state run amok.

Prince William: the man who will be king by Penny Junor: An in-depth portrait of William, the man who will be King of England– and the story of his relationship with the woman who will be his queen.

New Adult Fiction

new bookwormThe Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom: An epic story of the greatest guitar player to ever live, and the six lives he changed with his magical blue strings.

The Crossing by Michael Connelly: Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. The murder rap against his client seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it’s a setup. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case.

Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen: When Julia’s bow moves across the strings, the music has a terrifying and inexplicable effect on her young daughter, who seems violently transformed. Convinced that the hypnotic strains of Incendio weave a spell, Julia sets out to discover the man and the meaning behind the score.

Death on the Prairie by Kathleen Ernst: When Chloe takes possession of a quilt possibly owned by the Laura Ingalls Wilder, she and her sister set out on the trip of a lifetime, hoping to prove that Laura stitched it herself. But death strikes as the journey begins, and trouble stalks their fellow travelers.

Host by Robin Cook: Hospitals associated with Sentinel Healthcare have unnervingly high rates of unexplained anesthetic complications and patients contracting serious and terminal illness in the wake of routine surgery. When Lynn and Edward begin to receive death threats, they know they’re into something bigger than either of them anticipated.

Come Away With Me by Karma Brown: After an accident shatters her life, Tegan is drowning in grief. She agrees to travel with her husband to three destinations from their “life experiences” wish list, where she is forced to face the truth — and she must decide if the life she has is the one she wants

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg: On the eve of her daughter’s wedding, June Reid’s life is completely devastated when a shocking disaster takes the live of her entire family. Alone and directionless, June drives across the country, away from her small Connecticut town.

Hard Love by Meredith Wild: Blake and Erica Landon embark on their honeymoon – a journey that deepens their bond and promises to fade the scars of their past. Just when trouble seems behind them, scandal surrounding would-be governor Daniel Fitzgerald’s election threatens their newfound peace.

Corrupted by Lisa Scottoline: After taking the case of a former classmate wrongly accused of murdering a bully, Bennie is forced to relive some of the darkest memories of her life in order to defend the boy she once failed.

Saturn Run by John Sandford: The year is 2066, and something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don’t decelerate. Spaceships do. Soon, China and the U.S. are locked in a race to reach this technology rich “resource” and a remarkable adventure begins

New DVD’s

movie nightJurassic World: Twenty-two years following the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now includes a completely functioning dinosaur theme park, as once envisioned by John Hammond. After a decline in visitors, a unique attraction is designed to ignite visitor’s interest, which fails horribly.

Avengers: Age of Ultron: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance.

Inside Out: Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco, is guided by her emotions: Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life.

The Book of Life: The journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

Pitch Perfect 2: When he Bellas get banned after a scandal that threatens to derail their last year at Barden, the three-time defending champs worry that this time they’ve lost their harmony for good and must fight for their right to win the World Championships of A Cappella in Copenhagen.

The Baytown Outlaws: After her ex-husband Carlos shoots Celeste three times, she is ready to give payback! In the fight for her godson, Rob, she hires three outlawed country brothers to bring him back to her. But nothing can be that simple in the South.

Magic Mike XXL: Mike and the Kings of Tampa head off to Myrtle Beach for one last performance.

San Andreas: When a magnitude nine earthquake leaves California in ruins, a helicopter pilot and his estranged wife make their way to San Francisco to save their only daughter.

Furious 7: Rogue assassin Deckard Shaw is out for revenge against Dominic Toretto and his crew, following the death of his brother in “Fast & Furious 6.” Before Shaw can do that, Dom plans to take him out first with help from Brian, Ronan, Tej, and Letty.

Max: Military dog Max returns from service in Afghanistan, traumatized by his handler’s death. He’s adopted by the man’s family and helps the grieving family heal.

Arthur & George: World-famous author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in this three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes’ acclaimed novel follows the separate but intersecting lives of two very different men: a half-Indian son of a vicar who is framed for a crime he may or may not have committed, and Doyle, who investigates the case.

Based on the Book(s)

The Heart of the Sea is in theaters today and has promised to deliver some spectacular visual effects! This adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick’s nonfiction title In the Heart of the Sea: the tragedy of the whaleship Essex tells the true story of a whalingship sunk by a sperm whale off of Nantucket in the early 1800’s. The event served as Herman Melville’s inspiration for the classic Moby Dick. Both titles are available for checkout here in the library.

New Christmas Fiction

Reading_With_SantaThe Immortal Nicholas by Glenn Beck: Re-tells the story of Santa Claus, imagining him at the first Christmas and casting him as a guardian for the infant and adult Jesus.

Trimmed with Murder by Sally Goldenbaum: This year holiday cheer in Sea Harbor is multiplied when Izzy’s younger brother, Charlie Chambers, unexpectedly arrives to volunteer at a local clinic. He brings with him outspoken hitchhiker Amber Hanson, who is returning to claim an inheritance.

Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini: Music teacher Sophia tries to forget her cares as she leads the children’s choir in rehearsal for a Christmas Eve concert. Sophia has chosen a carol set to a poem by Longfellow, moved by the words he penned one Christmas Day long ago, even as he suffered great loss.

Winter Stroll by Elin Hilderbrand: While preparing for Christmas at the Winter Street Inn, Kelley Quinn and his family find the holiday season thrown into chaos when three of their exes show up.

Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue by Victoria Thompson: When a family friend’s traumatized daughter is accused of murdering her new husband, Sarah Brandt and Frank Malloy investigate with the help from household members and uncover sinister truths about the victim’s true identity.

Christmas in Mustang Creek by Linda Lael Miller: Country girl Charlotte Morgan’s life in New York isn’t as fabulous as she’d like, especially when her love interest, Jaxon Locke, moves to Idaho to fill in at his dad’s vet practice. What Charlotte doesn’t know is that he misses her, more than he expected.

A Christmas Escape by Anne Perry: Anne Perry, in her thirteenth noel to the season, transports us to the Mediterranean island of Stromboli for an unconventional Yuletide adventure–and an unforgettable volcanic encounter.

The Christmas Joyride by Melody Carlson: Miranda did not put adventure on her Christmas list, but thanks to her eighty-five-year-old neighbor Joy, that’s exactly what she’s getting this year when the two decide to drive an old RV decked out in Christmas decorations from Chicago to Phoenix.

The Candy Cane Cupcake Killer by Melody Carlson: ‘Tis the season in Weatherford, Texas, and everyone in town is gearing up for the annual holiday parade and tree-lighting ceremony until local rancher Barney McCrory turns up dead. Includes recipes.

A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft by Shelley Shepherd Gary: After Beverly Overholt’s beloved Inn is broken into, she calls Eric Wagler to handle the repairs. Beverly’s been closed off to love for years, but with Eric, she can’t help seeing a glimmer of hope even if they’re from different worlds.

Marry Me at Christmas by Susan Mallery: To Madeline Krug, organizing a Christmas wedding sounds like a joy, until she finds out she’ll be working with the brother of the bride, movie star Jonny Blaze. How will a she keep from falling for the world’s sexiest guy?