New at the Library this week:
New in the library for adults are “Murder in Paradise: Thrillers” by James Patterson, a collection of three novellas; “All We Ever Wanted” by Emily Giffin; “Book Clubbed” by K.D. McCrite, another Amish Inn Mystery; “Christmas Miracles”, a Stories from Hope Haven novel by Charlotte Carter; two Christian fiction novels from the Coming to America series by Robin Lee Hatcher: “Patterns of Love” and “A Matter of Character”; and large print versions of “The Outsider” by Stephen King and “Shelter in Place” by Nora Roberts. Adult nonfiction include “The Joy of Recovery: a Comprehensive Guide to Healing from Addiction” by Dr. Michael David McGee; and “Excursions of the Mind: Stories Take Flight”, enticing poetic stories by Joanne Peterson Kenzy, who was born in Rugby, raised in Berwick, and referred to as the “Poet Queen”. In our biography section we have “Somebody I Used to Know: a Memoir” by Wendy Mitchell where she shares her story of her cognitive decline with young-onset Alzheimer’s starting at age 58; “My Grandfather’s Son: a Memoir” by Clarence Thomas, who was born into poverty, went to live with his maternal grandparents at age seven, became an African American judge, and now serves as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
For young adults we have “By Your Side” by Kasie West, about a high school gal who finds herself locked in the library all weekend with Dax, a high school loner with a bad reputation; “A Thousand Perfect Notes” by C.G. Drews; and “The Librarian of Auschwitz” by Antonio Iturbe, based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust.
For the juniors we have the new series Pip Bartlett by Jackson Pearce: “Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures”, “…Guide to Unicorn Training”, and “…Guide to Sea Monsters” full of mythical creatures and magical whimsical adventures; two more My Weirdest School books by Dan Gutman: “Mr. Will Needs to Chill” and “Miss Newman isn’t Human!”; more Big Nate books by Lincoln Pierce: “Silent is Deadly”, Great Minds Think Alike”, and “The Crowd Goes Wild!”; and the biography “Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word” by Sarah Jane Marsh.
For the younger children there’s five new books by Mo Willems: “Waiting is Not Easy!”, “Should I Share my Ice Cream?”, Elephants Cannot Dance!”, “Let’s Go for a Drive”, and “Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late”; “Thump, Quack, Moo: a Whacky Adventure” by Doreen Cronin; “Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleepover” by David Melling; and “The Book About Nothing” by Mike Bender, where even nothing is sometimes something. Come in and check us out.
Magazines added to our shelves this week are: Time, People, Web MD, Christianity Today, Sky & Telescope, Cooking Light, Lenswork, Parents, and Quilter’s World.