New books at the Library

Week of Oct. 10, 2019

ADULT FICTION

Quichotte by Salman Rushdie: inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam Duchamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, aging travelling salesman obsessed with television who falls in love with a TV star. Together with his (imaginary) son, Sancha, Quichotte sets off on a journey across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where “anything-can-happen.”

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Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb: She calls herself Lady Justice, like an avenging superhero. She does whatever it takes to lure the men she targets, men who have done women wrong. Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, are combing through the evidence, but it’s a challenging case, and meanwhile, Lady Justice’s criminal crusade is escalating rapidly.

Ghost Fire by Wilbur Smith: (Courtney Family series). A new generation of Courtneys fight for freedom in an epic story of tragedy, loss, betrayal and courage that brings the reader deeper into the heart of the French and Indian war in North America.

ADULT NON-FICTION

Scarred by Sarah Edmondson: The shocking and subversive memoir of a NXIVM member-turned-whistleblower and her inspiring true story of abuse, escape, and redemption. Scarred follows actress Sarah Edmondson's account of her recruitment into the NXIVM cult founded by Keith Raniere and the 12 years she spent within the organization, during which she enrolled over 2,000 members. This book also chronicles her breaking point and her harrowing fight to get out, help others, and heal.

JUNIOR EASY FICTION

Who Stole the Hazelnuts? By Marcus Pfister: The peace and quiet of the forest are shattered by a scream. Someone has stolen the squirrel’s three hazelnuts! Who could have committed such a terrible crime? The squirrel begins his investigation and no one is above suspicion.

Bruce’s Big Storm by Ryan T. Higgins: Bruce’s home is already a full house. But when a big storm brings all his woodland neighbors knocking, he’ll have to open his door to a crowd of animals in need of shelter – whether he likes it or not.

JUNIOR FICTION

Moana’s Big Leap by Suzanne Francis (Number 7 in the Disney Princess Beginnings series): young Moana is excited to compete in her first cliff-diving competition. There’s just one problem – she doesn’t know how to cliff dive!

I Survived … The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 by Lauren Tarshis: There’s a massive metal tank that rises up over Carmen’s North End Boston neighbourhood. It’s filled with sticky molasses and has always leaked, but nobody imagined that it would one day explode.

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi: College dropout Pablo works the graveyard shift at a 24-hour deli. Pop juggernaut Leanna Smart has enough social media followers to populate whole continents. When they meet at 5 a.m. at the bodega in the middle of winter, it’s absurd to think they’d be A Thing. Which, of course, is when things get properly complicated.

Theodore Boone: The Accompliceby John Grisham: Brimming with intrigue and suspense, Theodore Boone’s trials and triumphs will keep readers hooked until the very last page.

 

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