New books at Border Regional Library

Week of May 31, 2019

Adult bestseller:

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing: a thriller. A couple with two teenage children have secrets that they desperately try to keep hidden.

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Blood Oath by Linda Fairstein: Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper is back from her leave of absence

from work. She's eager to return to the courtroom to do what she does best, but the three cases she is facing begin to intertwine and become very complicated.

The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner: In 1943, Elise Sontag, a typical 14-year-old from Iowa, is upset when her father who has been a legal U.S. resident for almost 20 years, is arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer, and the whole family is sent to an internment camp in Texas. Behind the barbed wire fence and among the armed guards, life is so different and upsetting. Elise meets Mariko, a fellow internee who is a Japanese-American teen from Los Angeles. Together they hold fast to the dream of being free once again, living normal lives.

Stone Bridges by Carla Neggers: A Swift River Valley novel. Knights Bridge is a scenic New England town where families experience joy and face challenges together. Adrienne has recently taken a job as innkeeper in the tiny town so that she may spend time getting to know her father, who she has recently found. Three small boys get lost in the forest that borders the inn. Adam, whose family has lived there for generations, leads the search. She is impressed with the way the community bands together to locate the boys.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens: Reese's Book Club. Rumours of the "Marsh Girl", Kya Clark, have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast for many years, but Kya is sensitive, intelligent and quite happy, living alone in the marsh. She decides its time to adapt to life in town. 

Adult biography:

Woo, the Monkey Who Inspired Emily Carr by Grant Hayter-Menzies

Adult fiction:

Normal People by Sally Rooney:

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and other stories by Flannery O'Connor

Adult inspirational:

The Patient One by Shelley Shepard Gray: The Walnut Creek series. Marie never thought that she would move back to Walnut Creek, but a young friend's sudden passing has left her heartbroken so she wants to surround herself with her childhood friends. They at least care more for her than about her striking looks. She wants to see if there is anything more between her and her long-time friend John Byler.

Adult non-fiction:

Dementia: reimagined: building a life of joy and dignity from beginning to end by Tia Powell, MD

Young adult:  

Izzy + Tristan by Shannon Dunlap

Junior fiction:

Dragonfell by Sarah Prineas: Fly with the dragons.

Junior non-fiction:

Maker Genius: creative science projects for budding geniuses: 70+ maker space projects! from Scholastic

Junior picture book:

Lizzy McTizzy and the Busy Dizzy Day by Sarah Weeks


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