New Books

Week of Aug. 9, 2019

Adult bestsellers:

Queen Bee by Dorothea Benton Frank: a classic Lowcountry tale. Holly, a beekeeper, enjoys tending her hives on Sullivan’s Island and working at the local library. Her sister, Leslie, married and moved away, not wanting anything more to do with island life. Their mother, whom Holly calls the Queen Bee, is very demanding. Flamboyant Leslie returns and both sisters focus on their neighbour and his two young sons.

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Inside the O'Briensby Lisa Genova: Forty-three-year-old Joe O'Brien, an experienced, respected Boston police officer, begins to experience involuntary movements and temper outbursts that are out of character. The diagnosis? Huntington's disease. Each of Joe's four children are at risk. They watch as the disease progresses.

Flight or Fright: 17 turbulent tales edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent.

Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber: Jenna raised her two children on her own, while working as a Seattle intensive-care nurse. Her kids, Paul and Allie, have moved out and going to college so Jenna is wondering what her future holds. Her best friend Maureen is excited, thinking they can finally take that long dreamed of trip to Paris. She meets Dr. Rowan Lancaster who is immediately smitten but she is wary.

Rebus: Long Shadows the new play by Ian Rankin & Rona Munro: An original John Rebus story. He may be retired but he'll never quit being a detective. When he goes home one night, he sees a young woman waiting for his neighbour. He doesn't know her but he remembers her mother’s unsolved murder.

Skin Game by Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall: A Teddy Fay novel featuring Stone Barrington. Teddy receives a freelance assignment from a gentleman he doesn't want to refuse, and he is soon on a jet to Paris. He quickly unearths information that just doesn't seem to fit and the trail leads to secrets with the threat being global.

Adult biography:

Drawbridge by Joan Boxall.

Adult fiction:

When You Walked Back Into My Life by Hilary Boyd: "Can a second chance at love end happily ever after?"

Adult inspirational:

Reasonable Doubt; three novels of romantic suspense in one novel by Tracey V. Bateman

Adult non-fiction:

Assiniboine Park: designing and developing a people's playground by David Spector

Tiny Lights for Travellers by Naomi K. Lewis

Adult science fiction / fantasy:

The Masked City, book 2 in the Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman

Young adult:

Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson

Happy Messy Scary Love by Leah Konen

The Gamer's Guide to Getting the Girl by Kristine Scarrow

Junior fiction:

Level 13, a slacker novel by Gordon Korman

Maggie and the Chocolate War by Michelle Mulder

The Hawaiian Heist by Geronimo Stilton

Junior picture book:

The Berenstain Bears Big Family Album by Mike Berenstain

Franklin Has a Sleepover by Paulette Bourgeois

King Leonard's Teddy by Phoebe Swan

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