The adult fiction section was increased by several volumes this week. We have “When You See Me” by Lisa Gardner; “World Starts Anew” by Jean Grainger; “Just Like You” by Nick Hornby; “Half the Terrible Things” by Paul Legler; and “How to Raise an Elephant” by Alexander McCall Smith, the latest in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. Large Print books are “”Christmas Swap” by Melody Carlson; “Auschwitz Lullaby” by Mario Escobar; “The Noel Letters” by Richard Paul Evans; “Christmas Caramel Murder” by Joanne Fluke; “Wildflower Hope” by Grace Greene; “The Book of Lost Names” by Kristin Harmel; “Something Worth Doing: a novel of an early suffragist” by Jane Kirkpatrick; “Christmas With My Cowboy” by Diana Palmer; “Silent Bite” by David Rosenfelt, an Andy Carpenter Mystery series novel; and “Christmas at Holiday House” by Raeanne Thayne.
Christian fiction readers will be interested in “Light in the Mountain Sky” by Misty M. Beller, another book in the Call of the Rockies series; “Tranquility Falls” by T. Davis Bunn; and “Autumn Skies”, “Carolina Breeze”, and “Lake Season” by Denise Hunter. Some large print in the same classification are “Happy Camper” by Melody Carlson; “An Appalachian Summer” by Ann H. Gabhart; “Starfish Pier: a Hope Harbor novel” by Irene Hannon; and “Truly, Madly, Deeply” by Karen Kingsbury.
Added to the western collection are some large print titles by Johnny D. Boggs: “Buckskin, Bloomers, and Me”, “The Cane Creek Regulators” and “Fall of Abilene”. This author was not familiar to me even though we have several of his books on our shelves. I should pay more attention! According to what I find online, Booklist has labeled him “among the best western writers at work today”. He has won the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America eight times, won the Western Heritage Wrangler Award and this year received the Owen Wister Award for lifetime contributions and was inducted into the Western Writers Hall of Fame.
New magazines added this week are Time, Midwest Living, Better Homes & Gardens and North Dakota Horizons.