New Fiction @ your library

Beartown by Fredrik Backman: A poignant, charming novel about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything. Fredrik Backman knows that we are forever shaped by the places we call home, and explores what can happen when we carry the heavy weight of other people’s dreams on our shoulders.

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole: When William Fawkes is called to a crime scene, he finds a body is made of the dismembered parts of six victims, sewn together like a puppet. Fawkes must identify the victims, but things gets dicey when his reporter ex-wife anonymously receives photographs from the crime scene, along with a list of six names, and the dates on which the Ragdoll Killer plans to murder them.

The Wife by Alafair Burke: Marrying an economics professor she met while catering an East Hampton dinner party, Angela finds her tragic past coming under scrutiny at the same time she is asked to defend her husband against wrongful accusations.

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah: Lenora Allbright is thirteen in 1974 when her father Ernt, a former Vietnam POW, convinces her mother to move to remote Kaneq, AK. Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but never was a family less prepared for the reality of cold winters and isolation. Locals want to help out, yet the harsh conditions bring out the worst in Ernt whose paranoia takes over their lives.

Hellbent by Gregg Hurwitz: Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. Secret government forces are busy trying to scrub the remaining traces of the Orphan Program. With little time remaining, Evan is given his last assignment: find and protect his last protégé and recruit for the program before someone else does.

Still Me by JoJo Moyes: Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, where she is thrown into the world of the superrich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. Before long, Lou is mixing in New York high society, where she meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past.

Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King: In the summer of 1974, twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson encounters a man in black who is there to pass along an obligation for Gwendy that is both fantastic and terrifying: she must take possession of and hide from the rest of the world a small box adorned with buttons and levers. The reward for safeguarding the box will transform her life in ways Gwendy could never imagine, but the price to pay for her failure could very well mean the end of everything.

The Take by Christopher Reich: Simon Riske is a freelance industrial spy who lives a mostly quiet life above his auto garage in central London. He is hired to perform the odd job for a bank, an insurance company, or the British Secret Service, when he isn’t expertly stealing a million-dollar watch off the wrist of a crooked Russian oligarch. Riske has maintained his quiet life by avoiding big, messy jobs; until now.

New YA Fiction

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black: Jude, seventeen and mortal, gets tangled in palace intrigues while trying to win a place in the treacherous High Court of Faerie, where she and her sisters have lived for a decade.

Generation One by Pitticus Lore: It has been one year since the breathtaking events of United as One–and our world will never be the same.The invasion of Earth was thwarted by our alien allies known as the Garde. But in order to do so, they unleashed their Loric energy and it spread throughout the globe. Now human teenagers have begun to develop incredible abilities, Legacies of their own.

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe: Follows Dita Kraus from age fourteen, when she is put in charge of a few forbidden books at Auschwitz, through the end of World War II and beyond.

Because You Love To Hate Me: A collection of classic fairy tales and stories, from Medusa to Sherlock Holmes, retold from the villains’ points of view by teams of authors and “BookTubers.”

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert: Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get.

Count All Her Bones by April Henry: Griffin, the teen who helped Cheyenne, who is blind, escape in Girl, Stolen, goes missing right before he’s set to testify at his father’s trial. Cheyenne sets out to save her former captor in this much-anticipated sequel.

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus: On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Before the end of detention one is dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder.

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman: Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, and the Thunderhead is not pleased.

Windfall by Jennifer Smith: Alice loves Teddy, her best friend, but has never told him. When she buys him a lottery ticket that turns out to be a winner, their lives are changed forever and their friendship is put to the ultimate test.

New DVDs

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea. His only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

Mother!: A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Home Again: Alice, a recently separated mother of two, finds her life upended when three young, charismatic filmmakers move into her guest house. But her unlikely new family and a budding romance come to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle: When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, The Kingsman discover an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman. In a new adventure that tests their agent’s strengths and wits to the limits, these two elite, secret organizations band together to defeat the ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world.

Wind River: An FBI agent teams with a town’s veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.

All Saints: Based on the inspiring true story of salesman turned Pastor Michael Spurlock, the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.

Megan Leavey: When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy.

6 Below: Seeking isolation, thrills, and altitude, Eric LeMarque finds himself stranded for eight days in the frozen wilderness. As the walls close in, Eric must relinquish the drugs he relied on and conquer the ghosts in his past while fighting to stay alive. As his mother launches a desperate rescue effort he must make one final heroic climb towards rescue before time runs out and he succumbs.

Victoria and Abdul: The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

New Fiction

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden: The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingale continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman, is forced to choose between marriage or life in a convent and instead flees her home– but soon finds herself called upon to help defend the city of Moscow when it comes under siege.

The Hideaway by Lauren Denton: Lauren Denton tells a gripping story of love and loyalty as Sara Jenkins must choose to fight for the people she has come to love, or return to her life of solitude and simplicity.

Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins: Nora feels her carefully built life cracking at the edges. There’s only one place to land: home. But the tiny Maine community she left fifteen years ago doesn’t necessarily want her. Balancing loss and opportunity, a dark event from her past with hope for the future, Nora will discover that tackling old pain makes room for promise and the chance to begin again.

Dance of the Bones by J.A. Jance: Prospector Amos Warren and Big Bad John Lassiter, his young protégé were as close as father and son until a violent argument tore them apart and Amos disappeared. Years later, his bones were found in the desert. Now, more than four decades later, the retired Walker is called in when TLC–The Last Chance, a group of retired cops, criminalists, medical examiners, and district attorneys who devote their time to solving stone-cold homicide cases–looks into the killing.

The Demon Crown by James Rollins: A construction project beneath the National Mall unearths a terrifying secret dating back to the Civil War buried more than a century ago by a cabal of scientists led by Alexander Graham Bell, who helped found the Smithsonian. They were safeguarding a wonder like no other: the very secret of life after death. But this prize is linked to a horror from the ancient past.

Tom Clancy Power and Empire by Marc Cameron: Ryan is dealing with an aggressive challenge from the Chinese government. But there are hints that there’s even more going on behind the scene. A routine traffic stop in rural Texas leads to a shocking discovery–a link to a Chinese spy who may have intelligence that lays bare an unexpected revelation.

Past Perfect by Danielle Steel: Sybil and Blake Gregory, a successful Manhattan couple with three children, moves into a grand, surprisingly affordable Pacific Heights mansion and soon meets the affable Butterfield family, who lived there a century ago. Of course the Butterfields are ghosts, and only the Gregorys can see them, but that doesn’t keep the two families from leading a charmed life together.

Operator Down by Brad Taylor: Pike Logan’s search for a Mossad agent and ally puts him on a collision course with a ruthless military coup in Africa–and tests his loyalties to the Taskforce. It was to be a simple mission but turns into a web that extends through both the American and Israeli intelligence community. Pike is forced to choose between his Israeli friends and his Taskforce mission, even as the execution of the coup begins to form.