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

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.


New Nonfiction Titles

Good Grief by Theresa Caputo: After more than a decade of being a practicing medium, Theresa Caputo brings the powerful lessons she has learned about grief, healing, and finding happiness in the wake of tragedy.

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson: Drawing on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as curiosity, careful observation, and imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy.

The Allies Strike Back by James Holland: While Germany’s invasion of Russia unfolds in the east, in the west, the Americans formally enter the war. In North Africa, after setbacks at the hands of Rommel, the Allies storm to victory. Meanwhile, the bombing of Germany escalates, aiming to destroy Nazi industry and crush civilian morale. The Allies Strike Back is a captivating book by a supremely skilled historian.

Let Trump be Trump by Corey Lewandowski: A former campaign manager for Donald Trump’s successful 2016 presidential run, offers an insider’s look at the ups and downs on the campaign trail.

Arm Knitting: From scarves and a vest to blankets and rugs, the 30 projects in this book include wearables, accessories, and items for the home. Choose from items knit with chunky yarns, rope, roving, and T-shirt yarn. Knit big, impactful, and impressive items in no time flat.

Prairie Fires by Carolyn Fraser: This book, written by the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House books, is a thoroughly researched biography of not only Laura Ingalls Wilder, but of her daughter, Rose. Using unpublished manuscripts, letters, financial records, and more, Fraser gives fresh insight into the life of a woman beloved to many.

What Unites Us by Dan Rather: In a collection of essays, the venerated television journalist celebrates our shared values, reminds us of what matters most in our great country, and shows us what patriotism looks like.

Grant by Ron Chernow: Ulysses S. Grant’s life has typically been misunderstood. He is often caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don’t capture the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency. Ron Chernow finds the threads that bind the disparate stories of Grant together, shedding new light on the man described as “nothing heroic… and yet the greatest hero.”

Forged in Crisis by Nancy Koehn: Presents a portrait of five extraordinary figures–Ernest Shackleton, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Rachel Carson–to illuminate how great leaders are made in times of adversity and the diverse skills they summon in order to prevail.

New Fiction Titles

The Wanted by Robert Crais: When single mother Devon Connor’s teenage son Tyson is flashing cash, she’s afraid he’s dealing drugs. But the truth is devastatingly different. With two other partners in crime, he’s been responsible for a string of high-end burglaries, a crime spree that takes a deadly turn when one of them is murdered and Tyson and his girlfriend disappear.

The North Water by Ian McGuire: The Volunteer, a nineteenth-century Yorkshire whaling ship, becomes the stage for a confrontation between brutal harpooner Henry Drax and ex-army surgeon Patrick Sumner, the ship’s medic, during a violent, ill-fated voyage to the Arctic.

Artemis by Andy Weir: Augmenting her limited income by smuggling contraband to survive on the Moon’s wealthy city of Artemis, Jazz agrees to commit what seems to be a perfect, lucrative crime, only to find herself embroiled in a conspiracy for control of the city.

Darker by E.L. James: Their scorching affair ended in heartbreak and recrimination, but Christian Grey cannot get Anastasia Steele out of his mind, or his blood. Determined to win her back, he tries to suppress his darkest desires and his need for complete control, and to love Ana on her own terms.

Death at Nuremberg by W.E.B. Griffin: Assigned to the Nuremberg war trials to protect the chief prosecutor from a rumored kidnapping, agent James Cronley, Jr., finds himself fighting wars on multiple fronts as he also hunts down an organization that helps Nazi war criminals escape to South America

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden: After Vasilisa’s stepmother forbids the family from honoring the household spirits, Vasilisa senses more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows. She must call on gifts she has long concealed in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse’s most frightening tales.

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson: Humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe with numbers as great as their thirst for vengeance and unless all the nations of Roshar can put aside Dalinar’s blood-soaked past and stand together–and unless Dalinar himself can confront that past–even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not prevent the end of civilization.

Year One by Nora Roberts: The sickness came on suddenly, and where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, travelers are heading west into a new frontier.

Parting Shot by Linwood Barclay: After a tragedy rocks the community of Promise Falls, Cal Weaver is asked to investigate the threats being made to the accused’s family. He’s heard all about it on the news: the young man who drank too much, stole a Porsche and killed a girl, and who claimed afterwards not to remember a single thing. For reasons Cal can’t explain, he accepts the job and finds himself caught up in a vicious revenge plot, chasing someone set on delivering retribution.

New DVDs

Dunkirk: The story unfolds on land, sea, and air as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk with enemy troops closing in.

Cars 3: Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns.

The Mountain Between Us: When a plane they’ve chartered to beat a storm crashes in a remote mountain area, two strangers must trust each other in order to survive the extreme elements. With little hope of rescue, they begin a perilous journey that will shape the course of their lives.

Game of Thrones Season Seven: The long winter is here. The penultimate Season 7 of this blockbuster hit series focuses on a convergence of armies and attitudes that have been brewing for years.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: A single mother discovers a scheme in her son’s book to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather and sets out to execute the plan at any cost.

The Book of Henry: Continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.

Detroit: Based on the true story of one of the most terrifying secrets in American history of the 1967 Detroit Riots. A security guard gets caught in the crossfire after a late-night police raid sparks a violent revolt that spirals out of control and turns the city into a war zone.

American Assassin: Follows the rise of Mitch Rapp, a CIA black-ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. Together they discover a pattern in the violence, leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on settling a personal and professional vendetta that could have cataclysmic results.

Beauty and the Beast (Live Action): The journey of Belle, a bright and independent young woman who takes her father’s place as the prisoner of a beast in his castle

Valerian: In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha. A mystery is at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the city.