New Books - Spring 2023
Check out some of our newest reads for all ages!
All that is hidden
Bowen, Rhys, author
New York, Autumn, 1907. Former private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan and her policeman husband, Daniel, have built quite a life for themselves. So when he tells her they're moving to a fancy home on Fifth Avenue - and that he's running for the sheriff of New York - Molly is left reeling. Why would he run for sheriff on the Tammany ticket - a party known more for kickbacks and quid pro quo than anything else as it used to be everything Daniel despised. Molly can't help but wonder what Daniel's got himself tangled up in - and whether he needs her help to get out.
Roth, Veronica, author
Outside the last city on Earth, the planet is a wasteland. Without the Archive, where the genes of the dead are stored, humanity will end. Antigone's parents - Oedipus and Jocasta - are dead. Passing into the Archive should be cause for celebration, but with her militant uncle Kreon rising to claim her father's vacant throne, all Antigone feels is rage. When he welcomes her and her siblings into his mansion, Antigone sees it for what it really is: a gilded cage, where she is a captive as well as a guest. But her uncle will soon learn that no cage is unbreakable. And neither is he.
The best strangers in the world : stories from a life spent listening
Shapiro, Ari, 1978-
Broadcaster Ari Shapiro takes us around the globe to reveal the stories behind narratives that are sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking, but always poignant. He details his time traveling on Air Force One with President Obama, or following the path of Syrian refugees fleeing war, or learning from those fighting for social justice both at home and abroad.
Patterson, James, 1947- author
Agent Amy Cornwall excels at working from the shadows - until a botched field operation reveals dark dealings between her bosses and an informant. And a hidden plot by a terrorist genius that could kill thousands of Americans. Among them: her husband and daughter. She has to go dark. The Division wants to erase her. And they know every detail about her identity, her history, and her family. Agent Cornwall's countdown has begun.
Earth's the right place for love : a novel
Berg, Elizabeth, author
Nola McCollum is the most desirable girl in Arthur's class, and he is thrilled when they become friends. But Arthur wants far more than friendship. Unfortunately, Nola has a crush on the wrong Moses - Arthur's older brother, Frank. When a sudden tragedy rocks the family's world, Arthur struggles to come to terms with his grief. In the end, it is nature that helps him to understand how to go on, beyond loss, and create a life of forgiveness and empathy.
Yang, Kelly, author
When ten-year-old Lina Gao leaves China to live with her parents and sister, after five years apart, she must reckon with her hurt, anger, and curiosity and find a way to get her bearings in this new country--and the almost-new family that comes along with it.
The hard parts : a memoir of courage and triumph
Masters, Oksana, author
The United States' most decorated winter Paralympic or Olympic athlete tells how she overcame Chernobyl disaster-caused physical challenges through sheer determination and a drive to succeed to win the world's best in elite rowing, biathlon, cross-countryskiing, and road cycling competitions.
I will find you : a thriller
Coben, Harlan, 1962- author
An innocent father serving life for the murder of his own son receives evidence that his child may still be alive, and must break out of prison to find out the truth.
Lemon curd killer
Childs, Laura, author
Tea shop entrepreneur Theodosia Browning has been tapped to host a fancy Limo??n Tea in a genuine lemon orchard as a rousing kickoff to Charleston Fashion Week. But as fairy lights twinkle and the scent of lemon wafts among the tea tables, the deadly murder of a fashion designer puts the squeeze on things. Tea events and fashion shows must go on, however, which puts Theodosia and her tea sommelier, Drayton Conneley, right in the thick of squabbling business partners, crazed clothing designers, irate film producers, drug deals, and a disastrous Tea Trolley Tour.
The librarian of burned books : a novel
Labuskes, Brianna, author
"For fans of The Rose Code and The Paris Library, The Librarian of Burned Books is a captivating WWII-era novel about the intertwined fates of three women who believe in the power of books to triumph over the very darkest moments of war" - amazon.ca.
The myth of normal : trauma, illness & healing in a toxic culture
Maté, Gabor, author
From our most trusted and compassionate authority on stress, trauma, and mental well-being--a groundbreaking investigation into the causes of illness, a bracing critique of how our society breeds disease, and a pathway to health and healing. Gabor Maté's internationally bestselling books have changed the way we look at addiction and have been integral in shifting the conversations around ADHD, stress, disease, embodied trauma, and parenting. Now, in this revolutionary book, he eloquently dissects how in Western countries that pride themselves on their health care systems, chronic illness and general ill health are on the rise. So what is really "normal" when it comes to health?
Night flight to Paris
Black, Cara, 1951- author
"October 1942: it's been two years since Kate Rees was sent to Paris on a British Secret Service mission to assassinate Hitler. Since then, she has left spycraft behind to take a training job as a sharpshooting instructor in the Scottish Highlands. But her quiet life is violently disrupted when Colonel Stepney, her former handler, drags her back into the fray for a dangerous three-pronged mission in Paris. Each task is more dangerous than the next: Deliver a package of penicillin to sick children. Assassinate a high-ranking German operative whose knowledge of secret invasion plans could turn the tide of the war against the Allies. Rescue a British agent who once saved Kate's life, and get out. Kate will encounter sheiks and spies, poets and partisans, as she races to keep up with the constantly shifting nature of her assignment, showing every ounce of her Oregonian grit in the process. New York Times bestselling author Cara Black has crafted another heart-stopping thrill ride that reveals a portrait of Paris at the height of the Nazi occupation"-- Provided by publisher.
Old babes in the wood : stories
Atwood, Margaret, 1939- author
This collection of fifteen extraordinary stories - some of which have appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine - explore the full warp and weft of experience, speaking to our unique times with Margaret Atwood's characteristic insight, wit and intellect. Returning to short fiction for the first time since her 2014 collection "Stone Mattress," Atwood showcases both her creativity and her humanity in these remarkable tales which by turns delight, illuminate, and quietly devastate.
Once upon a tome : the misadventures of a rare bookseller wherein the theory of the profession is partially explained, with a variety of insufficient examples
Darkshire, Oliver, author.
An antiquarian bookseller divulges the secrets of the trade and the peculiarities of life in one of the world's oldest bookstores. One morning, Oliver Darkshire stepped into the hushed interior of Henry Sotheran Ltd. in London to interview for what he thought would be a year-long bookselling apprenticeship. In this love letter to the benign, unruly world of antiquarian bookselling, Darkshire describes Sotheran's customs and customers and shares delicious trivia about ancient editions and the dark art of selling old things to the curious characters that covet them.
Someone else's shoes
Moyes, Jojo, 1969-, author
Nisha Cantor and Sam Kemp are two very different women. Nisha, 45, lives the globetrotting life of the seriously wealthy, until her husband inexplicably cuts her off entirely. She doesn't even have the shoes she was, until a moment ago, standing in. That's because Sam--47, middle-aged, struggling to keep herself and her family afloat--has accidentally taken Nisha's gym bag. Now Nisha's got nothing. And Sam's walking tall with shoes that catch eyes--and give her a career an unexpected boost. Except Nisha wants her life back--and she'll start with her shoes.
Harry, Prince, Duke of Sussex, 1984- author
It was one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother's coffin as the world watched in sorrow - and horror. As Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest, billions wondered what the princes must be thinking and feeling - and how their lives would play out from that point on. For Harry, this is that story at last. With its raw, unflinching honesty, this is a landmark publication full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.
Box, C. J., author
When a prominent University of Wyoming professor goes missing, authorities are stumped. That is, until Joe Pickett makes two surprising discoveries while hunting down a wounded elk on his district as an epic spring storm descends upon him. First, he finds the professor's vehicle parked on a remote mountainside. Then Joe finds the professor's frozen and mutilated body. When he attempts to learn more, his investigation is obstructed by federal agents, extremists, and Governor Colter Allen.
The white lady : a novel
Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- author
To her fellow villagers, the private, quiet Elinor seems something of an enigma. The residents of Shacklehurst have no way of knowing that their mysterious neighbour is haunted by her past. When the powerful Mackie crime family demands a return of their prodigal son, Elinor's neighbour, for an important job, Elinor assumes the task of protecting her neighbours. Yet in her quest to uncover the truth behind the family's pursuit of Jim, Elinor unwittingly sets out on a treacherous path - yet it is one that leads to her freedom.
Without a trace
Steel, Danielle, author
Charles Vincent seems to have it all - yet happiness remains out of reach. In one terrifying moment, Charles falls asleep at the wheel, plunging thirty feet down a rocky cliff. Miraculously, Charles survives. In the dark of night, he happens upon a cabin where he meets the kind and beautiful Aude Saint-Martin. Their connection is instant. In the aftermath of the crash, Charles has a startling realization - he could simply choose to disappear, to walk away from his old life. But Aude has secrets of her own and before long their pasts catch up to them, threatening everything they have fought to build.