New books at the library

Week of Nov. 8, 2019

Adult Fiction

Sins of the Fathersby J.A. Jance: J.P. Beaumont has to contend with the fact that no matter how fast you run, you can’t get away from what you’ve done, and that even in retirement, murder is still the name of his game.

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Bloody Geniusby John Sandford: Virgil Flowers will have to watch his back – and his mouth – as he investigates a college culture war turned deadly. Among this group of wildly impassioned zealots lurks a killer, and it will be up to Virgil to sort the murderer from the mere maniacs.

The Shape of Nightby Tess Gerritsen: After an unspeakable tragedy in Boston, Ava Collette flees to a remote village in Maine where she rents an old house named Brodie’s Watch. In that isolated seaside mansion, Ava finally feels at peace until she glimpses the long-dead sea captain who still resides there.

Mumbo Gumbo Murderby Laura Childs: A shocking murder strikes a sour note during Jazz Fest in the latest New Orleans Scrapbooking Mystery. Carmela and Ava are determined to catch the murderer. But how long do they have before they find themselves on the killer’s list?

Adult Non-Fiction

Many Lives Mark This Placeby John Hartman: The author paints thirty-two of Canada’s finest writers into their chosen landscape – cities, mountains, towns and beaches ranging from Tofino, British Columbia, to Elliston, Newfoundland. Each portrait is accompanied by a personal essay that describes how that place influences the author’s life and work.

The Explosive Childby Ross W. Greene: A new approach for understanding and parenting easily-frustrated, chronically inflexible children.

Junior Fiction

Broken Stringsby Eric Walters and Kathy Kacer: Shirli discovers an old violin in the attic when she’s rummaging around, looking for props for her school play. But showing it to her grandfather unleashes an anger in him that she has never seen before, until finally, a long-kept family secret spills out.

Harvey Comes Homeby Colleen Nelson:  Like all dogs, Harvey follows his nose, until one day his nose takes him too far and he is lost. He becomes desperate for a helping hand to return him to his beloved owner. But when he’s taken in by a young boy volunteering at a retirement home, it just might be Harvey who does the helping.

Junior Easy Fiction

My Winter Cityby James Gladstone: When a boy wakes up early one morning, he looks out to see a blanket of snow covering the street, sidewalk, cars and trees. It’s the perfect day for some winter fun with his dad and their dog!

That’s So Rude!by Mike Berestain: Sometimes you get up on the wrong side of the bed. But that’s no excuse to be rude, especially for Sister! Soon even Brother is in a sour mood. Good thing Mama Bear is there to set the Bear family straight.

 

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