New Books at the Library

New arrivals: 13 Ways to Kill Your Community and A Dog's Promise

Adult Fiction

A Dog’s Promiseby W. Bruce Cameron. In this third book of the Dog’s Purpose series, Bailey is joined by Lacey, another very special dog who helps Bailey fulfill his purpose over the course of several lives.

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A Book of Bonesby John Connolly.  Three people have been sacrificed, each one a summons. And something in the darkness has heard the call. But another is coming: Charlie Parker. Parker fears no evil. But evil fears him.

The Guardiansby John Grisham. In a small Florida town, Quincy Mark is convicted in the death of a local lawyer, even though the killer left no clues and the police cannot establish a motive. For 22 years he maintains his innocence, but no one listens. In desperation he writes to Guardian Ministries, a non-profit run by Cullen Post, lawyer and Episcopal minister. Cullen travels the country fighting wrongful convictions, but with Quincy Miller he gets more than he bargained for.

Christmas Shopaholicby Sophie Kinsella. Becky has moved back from the States and is embracing all the Christmas cheer traditionally hosted by her parents – until her parents announce that they’re moving and ask Becky if she’ll host the festivities this year. What could possibly go wrong?

Adult Non-fiction

13 Ways to Kill Your Communityby Doug Griffiths, MBA. Did you see Doug’s presentation in Virden on October 29? It was based on this book, which looks honestly at the trials and tribulations of living and working in a small town and offers practical advice on how to keep your community alive and growing.

This Is Depression by Dr. Diane McIntosh. Chances are that you or someone you love will battle depression at some point in your life. Dr. McIntosh outlines the causes, impact and treatment of depression and provides encouragement that it can be overcome.

A Pilgrimage to Eternityby Timothy Egan. Moved by his mother’s death and his family’s complicated history with the church, Timothy Egan decides to follow in the footsteps of centuries of seekers to force a reckoning with his own beliefs. Tracing an ancient pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome, he explores the past and future of Christianity.

Movies

The Green Bookstarring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive a world-class pianist on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that are safe for African-Americans.

Toy Story 4.The latest computer-animated movie, directed by Josh Cooley, picks up where Toy Story 3 left off after their owner, Andy, gifted them to a little girl named Bonnie. While Tom Hanks and Tim Allen return as Woody and Buzz Lightyear, respectively, we are also introduced to new stars’ voices in the film, including Keanu Reeves as a ‘70s-inspired Canadian action figure named Duke Caboom.

Junior Picture Books

Max and Ruby and Twin Troubleby Rosemary Wells. Mama has a new baby on the way and soon the family will be bigger and better. Except the baby turns out to be twins; now nobody is getting any sleep – until Max has an idea.

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