New Books 8/14/17

Shelf of new books

Alternate futures, a return to Castle Rock, Maine for Stephen King fans, some murder and mayhem, and a pumpkin cookbook are a few of the new books available this week.


Afterlife by Marcus Sakey
Between life and death lies an epic war, a relentless manhunt through two worlds … and an unforgettable love story, in a book that is soon to be a major motion picture.

The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson
A young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology makes the astonishing discovery that a race of human-like machines has been hiding among people for untold centuries.

The Complete IEP Guide by Lawrence M. Siegel
Siegel combines legal information with practical advice and gives parents the step-by-step instructions they need to navigate the complicated process of creating and maintaining an IEP for their child with special needs.

Crime Scene by Jonathan Kellerman
When the daughter of a once-respected psychology professor insists her father has been murdered, Clay Edison, a former athlete turned coroner’s investigator, follows a twisted trail of scandal and violence.

Devil’s Bargain by Joshua Green
From the reporter who was there at the very beginning comes the revealing inside story of the partnership between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump — the key to understanding the rise of the alt-right, the fall of Hillary Clinton, and the hidden forces that drove the greatest upset in American political history.

Devil’s Cut by J. R. Ward
Convinced his brother is covering for someone else, Lane Baldwine and Lizzie King uncover a devastating secret, while Sutton Smythe, Edward’s lost love and CEO for the competition, finds herself drawn to him despite his circumstances.

Dragonsworn by Sherrilyn Kenyon
When Apollo unleashes a plague, Medea must find a way to motivate Falcyn, a cursed dragon who wants nothing to do with her crusade, into giving her the weapon he has that can stop the ancient god and his demon army.

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka
When a beloved high school student is found murdered, a boy who loved her, a girl who envied her and the officer investigating the case are challenged to confront their darkest secrets in order to find the truth.

Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar
When twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson takes the stairs up the cliffside to Castle Rock, Maine, she encounters a mysterious stranger, who calls out to her wanting to talk.

Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta
After her only child leaves for college, Eve struggles to adjust to her empty nest until she receives a message from a secret admirer and becomes obsessed with a fantasy site for women.

Nothing Stays Buried by P. J. Tracy
A serial murder case involving a killer who leaves playing cards on his victims and a private missing-persons case in a small farming community connect in disturbing ways that prompt a collaborative investigation between the Minneapolis police and the unconventional Monkeewrench crew.

On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen
Agreeing to help her cousin the queen thwart an elopement between the Prince of Wales and the dreadful Mrs. Simpson, royal sleuth Georgie Rannoch offers assistance to her pregnant friend while clashing with an old rival from finishing school.

The Promise of Dawn by Lauraine Snelling
Emigrating from Norway to early-20th-century Minnesota in the hopes of running their own farm, Signe and her family are met by demanding relatives who test their faith by forcing them to endure harsh labor to repay their passage.

The Pumpkin Cookbook by Edith Stovel
These 139 creative recipes for soups, salads, drinks, main dishes, and desserts show off the versatility and year-round appeal of pumpkin and other winter squash.

The Return by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Separated from her pious but rigid family in the wake of a raid, an Amish settler finds love with a Native American man who encourages her to express her faith in different ways, while the man who once courted her finds comfort with another woman.

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
A reimagining of the infamous Lizzie Borden murder case profiles a volatile and loveless Borden home where the events surrounding the shocking murders of the parents are presented from the viewpoints of Lizzie, her elder sister, their housemaid and an enigmatic stranger.

The Shadow Girl by Gerry Schmitt
Investigating an attack on a helicopter that was carrying a donor heart intended for a home shopping network millionaire businessman, family liaison officer Afton Tangler is drawn into an international conspiracy of devastating violence.