New Books, December 10

Check out the newest additions to our collection!

The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro — Request here
A woman working at Christie’s auction house wonders if a series of paintings hold the secret to what happened to her great-aunt, an artist who disappeared during World War II.

Dear Mr. You by Mary-Louise Parker — Request here
A memoir told in letters to the men in her life, from the Emmy and Tony-award winning actress; “In an industry that produces replicas, there is no one else quite like Mary-Louise Parker… Funny, heartbreaking, and profound” (Elle).

Submission by Michel Houellebecq — Request here
A controversial bestseller in France, and newly published in English, in which the Muslim Brotherhood wins the 2022 French elections; “The novel’s moral complexity, concerned above all with how politics shape — or annihilate — personal ethics, is singular and brilliant” (Publishers Weekly).

The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths — Request here
In 1950 England, an inspector is convinced a woman’s death is connected to his old friend, a magician working with the suspicious Magic Men; “Clever, immensely likeable… The Zig Zag Girl is old-fashioned in the best ways” (The Wall Street Journal).

Me, My Hair, and I, edited by Elizabeth Benedict — Request here
Twenty-seven female writers examine their hair through every aspect of their lives, from religion and race to health and sexuality.

Crimson Shore by Preston & Child — Request here
In the newest Agent Pendergast novel, the FBI agent visits a coastal New England village with a dark history.

Riot Most Uncouth by Daniel Friedman — Request here
Lord Byron investigates a woman’s murder at an 1800s English boardinghouse in an “intricately plotted and well-researched historical series debut… [that] blends sprightly dialog and compelling, well-drawn characters” (Library Journal).

Like Family by Paolo Giordano — Request here
A nanny/housekeeper becomes an integral part of the family she works for in this novel, a “powerful, elegantly distilled tale of a sorrowful family… unsentimental and heartbreaking” (BBC).

Splinter the Silence by Val McDermid — Request here
A new mystery featuring Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, who team up to solve a case involving cyberbullies.

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg — Request here
Longlisted for the National Book Award and the Man Booker Prize, a series of vignettes centered around a family tragedy that occurs just before a wedding; “…it’s Clegg’s deft handling of all the parsed details—missed opportunities, harbored regrets, and unspoken good intentions—that make the journey toward redemption and forgiveness so memorable” (Publishers Weekly).

Blood, Salt, Water by Denise Mina — Request here
Detective Alex Morrow investigates a Spanish woman living in Glasgow and discovers she may be involved in an international conspiracy.

Bacon 24/Seven by Theresa Gilliam — Request here
Naturally we had to get this one! A new cookbook, all about bacon.

Tom Clancy: Commander in Chief by Mark Greaney — Request here
President Ryan faces a threat from Russia in author Mark Greaney’s continuation of the beloved Jack Ryan series.

Precious Gifts by Danielle Steel — Request here
Three daughters and a son are brought together after the death of their father in this family story, set in Europe and the United States, from bestelling author Danielle Steel.

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