Week of Aug. 19, 2019

Adult bestsellers:

Enemy Contact by Tom Clancy and Mike Maden: A Jack Ryan Jr. novel. Jack's race to stop an international criminal conspiracy is connected with the fate of an old friend.

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The Oracle by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell: A Sam and Remi Fargo adventure. In 533 A.D. the last Vandal ruler in North Africa consulted an oracle on the best way to defeat the invading Byzantine army. The oracle tells the king that a High Priestess had put a curse on the Vandal Kingdom when a sacred scroll was stolen. It must be returned to its rightful home before the curse will be lifted. But the Kingdom is defeated before the sacred scroll is located. A present day archaeological dig funded by Sam and Remi, uncovers some clues.  

Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand: Welcome to a tumultuous summer! Every year the Levin children looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic home in downtown Nantucket. Of the family of four children, the three eldest have their own lives now and only 13-year-old Jessie feels marooned in the house with her mother and grandmother, both hiding a secret that troubles them.

The Summer Guests by Mary Alice Monroe: Late August is a beautiful time on the coast. The peaches are ripe, the ocean is warm and the tea is sweet and cold. The rocking chairs on the porch beckon. But it is also hurricane season. When one threatens the coasts of Florida and South Carolina, six of the residents flee to their friends' farm in North Carolina. But what they have packed to take with them won't be as valuable as what they will bring home with them.

Adult fiction:

The Paper Wasp by Lauren Acampra

Land Beyond the Sea by Kevin Major: Historical fiction. Early on October 14, 1942, a German U-boat torpedoed the passenger ferry SS Caribou in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Major reimagines that fateful night as he follows the passengers' struggles as well as the U-boat commander as he continues to prowl the sea.

Adult non-fiction:

River of Dreams: a journey through Milk River Country by Liz Bryan

Who Rescued Whom? by Margaret Bryant, M. Photog. Cr. CPP

Come Back, Como: winning the heart of a reluctant dog by Steven Winn

Adult science fiction:

The Hive by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston

The Burning Page, book 3, an Invisible Library novel by Genevieve Cogman

Young adult:

The Things She's Seen by Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai

Junior fiction:

The Bad Guys in The Big Bad Wolf by Aaron Blabey

Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger: Duel at Araluenby John Flanagan

Thea Stilton and the Phantom of the Orchestra by Geronimo Stilton

Junior picture book: Max Attacks by Kathi Appelt

Pete the Cat and the Itsy Bitsy Spider by James Dean

Lambslide by Ann Patchett

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