New books at the Library

Border Regional Library, Virden branch

Adult bestseller:

The A List by J. A. Jance: an Ali Reynolds mystery. More than ten years after her high profile broadcasting career ended, Ali has made a good life for herself in her hometown of Sedona, Arizona. A new husband, a new house and a new cyber security company called High Noon Enterprises that hunts down criminals a case at a time. Meanwhile a prestigious doctor was imprisoned, blaming Ali. He has a list of those who put him behind bars and he doesn't plan on stopping until he has made them all pay.  

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Dark Tribute by Iris Johansen: an Eve Duncan novel. Cara, a violin prodigy, has risen beyond her tragic past. She has blossomed with her guardians, Eve and Joe. Her world is suddenly upset when she is kidnapped. It seems a mysterious man wants to settle a score against her family.

The 13-Minute Murder by James Patterson

Crown Jewel by Christopher Reich: a Simon Riske novel. The lavish casinos of Monte Carlo are being targeted by a sophisticated team of professional gamblers. A German heiress's son has been kidnapped. Enter Simon, a professional freelance industrial spy, part Bond, part Reacher. He knows Monte Carlo well. He once was a thrill seeking thief.

King of Kings by Wilbur Smith with Imogen Robertson: A jealous former lover destroys the happiness of Penrod Ballantyne and his fiancee Amber Benbrook. She travels to Abysinia with Saffron, her twin, and her husband Ryder Courtenay. Seeking their fortune, they think that they may have risked everything, only to lose to the new, powerful ruler, Menelik II, the king of kings.

Adult fiction:

Native Son by Richard Wright: Celebrating the centennial of his birth. The restored text established by the Library of America. Set in Chicago in the 1930s. His novel is a reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country in America.

Kaddish.com by Nathan Englander:

Adult inspirational:

Caught in the Middle by Regina Jennings: Nick is waiting for the train to Garber, Texas. It gets held up by robbers who are thwarted by the last person he expects to see, Anne from back home in Prairie Lea. She's been hiding disguised as a buffalo hunter, looking for their runaway cook. The woman flees, leaving Anne with her infant son. Since Nick is the only person she knows in town, she looks to him for help.

Annie's Stories by Cindy Thomson: an Ellis Island novel. Annie leaves her home in Ireland behind when her father passes on, with only his handwritten stories and her dream. She finds work and friendship in a boardinghouse in the heart of New York City. A friendly postman begins to show interest in her and the stories, thinking they may hold a secret.

Adult non-fiction:

The Lost boys: inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave experiment by Gina Perry

Junior non-fiction:

Fault Lines: understanding the power of earthquakes by Johanna Wagstaffe

Junior picture book:

Hannah's Tall Order: an A to Z sandwich by Linda Vander Heyden

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