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New Books

Check out the latest additions to our collection!

Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving — Request here
A new novel from the acclaimed author of A Prayer for Owen Meany and The Cider House Rules; an “empathically imagined, masterfully told, and utterly transporting tale of transcendent sacrifice and perseverance, unlikely love, and profound mysteries” (Booklist).

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith — Request here
The latest in McCall Smith’s bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series; “As usual, Smith’s blend of gentle humor and insights into human nature is irresistible” (Publishers Weekly).

The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff — Request here
A new work of nonfiction from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Cleopatra: A Life, Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), and A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America.

The World of Shabby Chic by Rachel Ashwell — Request here
A coffee table book of ideas and stories from Rachel Ashwell, the founder of Shabby Chic.

The Guilty by David Baldacci — Request here
Will Robie is confronted with his past in the latest thriller in Baldacci’s series.

The Golem of Paris by Jonathan Kellerman — Request here
An LAPD detective travels to Paris to solve a mystery.

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom — Request here
A boy with a special musical gift travels from Spain to America in this novel by the author of Tuesdays with Morrie.

The Pharaoh’s Secret by Clive Cussler — Request here
A weapon is discovered in Egypt in the new adventure in the NUMA Files series.

The Brain: The Story of You by David Eagleman — Request here
A companion book to Eagleman’s PBS series and an “ideal introduction to how biology generates the mind… Eagleman’s answers are consistently clear, engaging and thought-provoking” (Nature).

The Crossing by Michael Connelly — Request here
Harry Bosch works with lawyer Mickey Haller in this suspenseful mystery.

Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich — Request here
Stephanie Plum returns in the latest action-comedy from Janet Evanovich.

The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende — Request here
A young Polish woman is sent to San Francisco to escape World War II, where she falls in love with a young man whose family is sent to a Japanese internment camp.

The Promise by Robert Crais — Request here
The latest Elvis Cole mystery, where the “World’s Greatest Detective is as quick-witted as ever, and the timely link to al-Qaeda terrorist factions adds both balancing gravitas and suspenseful kick” (Booklist).

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King — Request here
A collection of short stories from the iconic novelist, “meditations on mortality, destiny, and regret, all of which showcase King’s talent for exploring the human condition… like many of King’s most powerful works, draws on the deepest emotions: love, grief, fear and hope” (Publishers Weekly).

Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing by Jamie Holmes — Request here
An exploration of ambiguity and how it can aid our lives and decisions and a “readable and thought-provoking work” (Library Journal).

Shopaholic to the Rescue by Sophie Kinsella — Request here
Becky Bloomwood takes a road trip to Las Vegas in this latest Shopaholic comedy.

Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen — Request here
After discovering a piece of music in Rome, a woman is motivated to discover the history of its World War II era composer; “a moving, powerful story about struggle, love, and music during some of history’s darkest moments” (Booklist).

Lights Out by Ted Koppel — Request here
Ted Koppel investigates the possibility of cyberattacks in this “fascinating and frightening look at just how vulnerable we are” (Anderson Cooper).

The Theory of Death by Faye Kellerman — Request here
Decker and Lazarus team up to solve a murder in the latest installment of Kellerman’s mystery series.

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