Reviews: Sword of Kings, 40 famous fathers on parenthood

New Books at the Library

New Books at the Library

Adult Fiction

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The Secret of Cold Hill by Peter James. Cold Hill House burned to the ground and has been replaced by an ultra-modern housing development called Cold Hill Park. It appears to be an ideal place to live, but there is one thing the real estate agent will never tell you: nobody has ever survived beyond 40 on Cold Hill and no one has ever truly left.

Final Option by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison. When the CIA realizes the identities of three American spies in Brazil have been compromised, they turn to Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon to rescue the agents. But what should have been a routine operation turns out to be a trap.

Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry by Mary Higgins Clark. When journalist Gina Kane receives an email from a CRyan describing her “terrible experience” at a television news network, including the comment “and I’m not the only one”, Gina knows she has to pursue the story, even though her original contact appears to have died in a tragic accident. It isn’t until another accuser turns up dead that Gina realizes someone is going to great lengths to keep the story from being written.

Sword of Kings by Bernard Cornwell. “If a man breaks his oath, he has no honour.” Uhtred of Bebbanburg is a man of his word. He had sworn that on King Edward’s death, he will kill two men. And now Edward is dying.

Adult Non-fiction

Forty Fathers: Men Talk about Parenting; as told to Tessa Lloyd with a foreword by Peter Mansbridge. From a prime minister to prominent athletes, artists, activists and innovators, 40 fathers reflect on their own parenting challenges and accomplishments.


Blue Moon; a Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child.  Once in a blue moon things turn out just right. This isn’t one of those times.


The Art of Racing in the Rain. Based on the novel by Garth Stein, this is a heart warming tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner). Through his unique insight into the human condition, Enzo helps his owners navigate life.

Junior Fiction

Anne of Green Gables, a graphic novel; adapted by Mariah Marsden and illustrated by Brenna Thummler. L.M. Montgomery’s classic story finds new expression in this whimsical graphic novel.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball by Jeff Kinney. An unexpected inheritance gives Greg Heffley’s family a chance to make big changes to their house. But they soon find that home improvement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Junior Non-Fiction

Scholastic’s Book of 2020 World Records. Discover the most impressive world records in science, tech, pop culture, sports, nature and more in the fifth edition of this world records annual.


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