New Nonfiction titles @ your library

The New Senior’s Guide to Computers, the Internet, and Cellphones: Provides information and advice on using modern technology and is specifically aimed at the aging adult population.

Enduring Vietnam by James Wright: The Vietnam War is largely recalled as a mistake, either in the decision to engage there or in the nature of the engagement. Or both. Veterans of the war remain anonymous figures. Critically recounting the steps that led to the war, this book does not excuse the mistakes, but it brings those who served out of the shadows.

The complete Guide to Understanding, Managing & Improving Your Peripheral Neuropathy by Dr. Michael Veselak: Presents a comprehensive guide to neuropathy as it incorporates all the necessary components to understanding, managing and improving your neuropathy. We are confident that you will find this guide quite useful and informative.

The 10-Day Belly Slimdown by Kellyann Petrucci: The 10-Day Belly Slimdown includes daily meal plans, batch cooking tips to make meal prep a snap, 80 delicious new recipes, and a sensible maintenance plan. As you heal your belly from the inside out, you’ll feel younger, happier, and lighter than you thought possible.

What Color is Your Parachute by Richard Bolles: This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.

Best Colleges: Offers comprehensive advice for high school students and their families on researching their college choices, drawing up a smart shortlist, putting together an application, and finding the money to pay the bills.

The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu: A beautiful, fiercely honest, and nevertheless deeply empathetic look at those who police the border and the migrants who risk – and lose – their lives crossing it. Searing and unforgettable, The Line Becomes a River makes urgent and personal the violence our border wreaks on both sides of the line.

Last Hope Island by Lynne Olson: In World War II, London became the safe haven for the leaders of seven occupied countries–France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Norway, Czechoslovakia and Poland–who fled there to avoid imprisonment and set up governments in exile to commandeer their resistance efforts.

Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhout: A powerful, poetic memoir of a woman’s coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder; Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma.

New Fiction @ your library

The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place by Allen Bradley: After Flavia pulls a body from the water on a boating trip, she decides to solve the mystery.

The Address by Fiona Davis: Hired to oversee the renovation of the lavish Dakota apartment, Bailey finds the a building with a history as rich–and often tragic–as The Dakota’s can’t hold its secrets forever, and what she discovers in its basement could turn everything she thought she knew about famed architect and her distant relative, Theodore Camden–and the woman who killed him–on its head.

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks: A tangle of lies binds together a divorced man, his new fiancee, and his ex-wife.

Poison by John Lescroart: Dismas Hardy is looking forward to cutting back his work hours and easing into retirement after recovering from two gunshot wounds. But Dismas just can’t stay away from the courtroom for long and soon he is pulled into an intense family drama with fatal consequences.

Operator Down by Pike Logan: 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. Beginning to untangle 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.

All or Nothing at All by Jennifer Probst: Tristan Pierce left the family business to carve out a life of his own, but never forgot his passionate affair with the much younger Sydney Greene. Sydney Greene loved Tristan her entire life but when he left, he took not only her heart, but her trust along with him. Now that they’re together again, it’s time they both face the biggest secret of all . . .

The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck: Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined–an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from the author of the New York Times Notable Book The Hazards of Good Breeding.

City of Lies by Victoria Thompson: Like most women, Elizabeth Miles assumes many roles; but unlike most, hers have made her a woman on the run. Living on the edge of society, Elizabeth uses her guile to relieve so-called respectable men of their ill-gotten gains. But brutal and entrepreneur Oscar Thornton is out for blood. He’s lost a great deal of money and is not going to forgive a woman for outwitting him.

Dark in Death by J.D. Robb: As Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source: an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crime–from the pages of her own book. Dallas doesn’t think its coincidence, since a recent strangulation of a sex worker resembles a scene from her writing as well. Cops look for patterns of behavior, but this killer seems to find inspiration in someone else’s imagination.

New Nonfiction titles

Dancing with Elephants by Jarem Sawatsky: Includes insightful interviews with chronic disease experts Toni Bernhard, Lucy Kalanithi, and Patch Adams. Sawatsky’s landmark book provides support that only a fellow traveler down this road can offer. If you like touching stories, mindful wisdom, and a touch of irreverent humor, then you’ll love Sawatsky’s life-changing book.

What a Fish Knows by Jonathan Balcombe: The author of Second Nature challenges popular misconceptions to explore the complex lives of the planet’s diverse fish species, drawing on the latest understandings in animal behavior and biology to reveal their self-awareness, elaborate courtship rituals and cooperative intelligence.

12 Strong by Doug Stanton: 12 Strong is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered forty to one, they pursued the enemy across the mountainous terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. Then the action took a wholly unexpected turn.

Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff: The first nine months of Donald Trump’s term were stormy, outrageous–and absolutely mesmerizing. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself. In this explosive book, Wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office.

A Simplified Life by Emily Ley: Offers strategies, systems, and methods for simplifying, prioritizing, and living life intentionally, focusing on the areas of living space, style, food, scheduling, finance, hospitality, technology, self-care, motherhood, and faith.

Unmedicated by Madisyn Taylor: The cofounder of the holistic lifestyle website DailyOM presents a gentle and accessible step-by-step guide to moving from excessive reliance on medications to fundamentally healing yourself through four pillars of natural wellness.

The 15:17 to Paris by Anthony Sadler: he 15:17 to Paris is an amazing true story of unparalleled, unexpected courage, and people coming together against fear rather than splitting apart. It is a story of near tragedy averted by three young men who found the heroic unity and strength inside themselves that we all aspire to.

Murder Beyond the Grave by James Patterson: Two true crime thrillers. Stephen Small is kidnapped, buried in a box, and held for ransom with forty-eight hours of oxygen. Jim and Bonnie Hood intend to buy and modernize a rustic property, but the locals don’t like rich outsiders changing their way of life.

The Only Girl in the World by Maude Julien: Describes the author’s harrowing upbringing by fanatic parents, who raised her in isolation through traumatic disciplinary exercises designed to “eliminate weakness” and recounts how she eventually escaped with the help of an outsider.

New DVDs @ your library

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New DVDs @ Your Library

Breathe: Director Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous young couple who refuse to give up in the face of devastating odds. When Robin is given only a few months to live, Diana plots an escape from the hospital and they seek a full and passionate life together – raising their young son, traveling and devoting their lives to helping others.

It: A group of bullied kids band together when a monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.

The Osiris Child: When a dangerous outbreak threatens to destroy everyone living on a newly colonized planet, Lt. Kane Sommerville goes against orders and leaves his station to rescue his young daughter. Desperate to get to her before it’s too late, Kane enlists the help of an escaped prisoner as they battle their way through the chaos of a planet on the verge of annihilation. With odds stacked against them, saving his little girl may be humanity’s last chance at survival.

The Glass Castle: Jeannette has a poor but wildly adventurous childhood, raised by her free-spirit father and her mother, an eccentric artist. But when her father’s behavior becomes erratic, Jeannette must find the courage to live on her own terms in this uplifting story of unconditional love.

Goodbye Christopher Robin: Gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between author A.A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin. Milne is inspired by his son’s toys to create the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh – which brings him immediate and enduring celebrity. But the books’ international success comes at a cost to the author, his young son and his wife Daphne.

Happy Death Day: A blissfully self-centered co-ed is doomed to relive the day of her murder unless she can identify her masked assailant and hopefully stop the madness. If she can’t, she will be stuck in an insane loop, reliving the ghoulish nightmare that has become her death day.

Thank You for Your Service: For Sergeant Adam Schumann — and many soldiers like him — the process of leaving combat back in Iraq was as seemingly simple as getting on that plane. But standing on the tarmac again in the arms of loved ones would turn out to be merely a first step in the long and exacting journey of actually returning home.

Rebel in the Rye: The world of legendary writer J.D. Salinger is brought vividly to life in this revealing look at the experiences that shaped one of the most renowned, controversial, and enigmatic authors of our time.

Blade Runner 2049: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long0buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find who has been missing for decades. The hunt for the truth begins in this follow-up to one of the most visually spectacular films in cinematic history.

New Fiction @ your library

Munich by Robert Harris: September 1938. Hitler is determined to start a war. Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace. The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place there. Munich. When the stakes are this high, who are you willing to betray? Your friends, your family, your country or your conscience?

The Dry by Jane Harper: Federal Agent Aaron Falk attends the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. But now more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead.

Unbound by Stuart Woods: Stone Barrington has wiggled his way out of some tricky situations before, but his latest adversary might pose the biggest threat he’s ever faced. This time, it will take every bit of his shrewd cunning to come out on top.

Need to Know by Karen Cleveland: Vivian Miller is a dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the United States. After accessing the computer of a potential operative, Vivian stumbles on a dossier of deep-cover agents within America. A few clicks later, everything that matters to her–her job, her husband, even her four children–are threatened.

Look for Me by Lisa Gardener: A perfect day in Boston is shattered when four family members are gunned down in the comfort of their own home. Still missing is the sixteen-year-old daughter, Roxanna Baez. Witnesses report that she took the family’s two dogs for a walk shortly before the shooting. Was she lucky to have escaped the carnage? Or does her absence speak of something more sinister?

The Deceivers by Alex Berenson: CIA agent John Wells confronts a plot that was supposed to be a terrorist sting. The guns were supposed to be disabled. The FBI had told Ahmed Shakir that his drug bust would go away if he helped them, and they’d supply all the weaponry, carefully removing the firing pins before the main event. It never occurred to Ahmed to doubt them, until it was too late.

The It Girls by Karen Harper: Promoting themselves from genteel poverty to fame, two beautiful sisters, one a daring fashion designer and the other a writer of scandalous novels, become each other’s most staunch supporter and harshest critic in the face of misunderstandings and confidences.

The Overneath by Peter S. Beagle: An odd couple patrols a county full of mythological beasts and ornery locals. A familiar youngster from the world of The Last Unicorn is gifted in magic but terrible at spell-casting. A seemingly incorruptible judge meets his match in a mysterious thief who steals his heart. Two old friends discover that the Overneath goes anywhere, including locations better left unvisited.

A Death in Live Oak by James Grippando: When the body of Jamal Cousin, president of the pre-eminent black fraternity at the Florida’s flagship university, is discovered hogtied in the Stygian water swamps of the Suwanee River Valley, the death sets off a firestorm that threatens to rage out of control when a fellow student, Mark Towson, the president of a prominent white fraternity, is accused of