New Books 10/2/17

Shelf of new books

If you are a fan of sci-fi, this list is for you!  A post-apocalyptic thriller, a war on the moon, waking up in a cloning vat with no idea how it happened, and a scientist-turned-drug pirate whose plans to bring cheap medicine to the poor backfires are all a part of the line up of new books this week.  If reality science is your interest you can learn how electricity gets from the power station to your toaster or do your own science experiments from home with a couple of these books.  Plenty of psychological suspense, murder and mayhem are all on tap as well.


Art on the Rocks by F. Sehnaz Bac, Marisa Redondo, and Margaret Vance
Following an overview of how to gather and prepare your rocks, as well as a basic review of the tools and materials necessary for each project, three talented rock-painting artists demonstrate a range of contemporary designs featuring patterns, animals, mandalas, and more.

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz
Judith “Jack” Chen, a scientist-turned-drug pirate, travels the world in a submarine to bring cheap medicine to the poor, but when her latest drug hack results in a trail of lethal overdoses, she is pursued by a jaded military agent and his robotic partner.

The Big Lie by Dinesh D’Souza
D’Souza argues that the ideology of the Democratic left in the United States is virtually identical with fascism and discusses how the left has borrowed tactics of intimidation from the Nazis.

The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld
Hired by a family that has become desperate to find the young daughter who went missing three years earlier, a talented private investigator embarks on a search in a mysterious forest in the Pacific Northwest, where she is forced to confront painful realities from her own past as a lost child.

Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille
When his shaky finances compel him to accept a lucrative job for a 10-day fishing tournament to Cuba, Army combat veteran-turned-charter boat captain Mac learns that one of his clients is seeking to claim millions hidden by her grandfather, who was forced to flee Castro’s revolution years earlier.

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
Entering the U.S. army after fleeing the Great Famine in Ireland, seventeen-year-old Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, experience the harrowing realities of the Indian wars and the American Civil War between the Wyoming plains and Tennessee.

End of the World Running Club by Adrian Walker
A best-selling post-apocalyptic thriller from the UK follows the harrowing experiences of a man stranded on the wrong side of the country who pushes his limits to traverse more than 500 miles of devastated wasteland to return to his family.

Energy Lab for Kids by Emily Hawbaker
Hawbaker provides forty science experiments to perform at home, including experiments demonstrating the properties of convection currents, thermal energy, sound waves, renewable energy sources, and electromagnetism.

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land
A debut novel of psychological suspense follows the experiences of the 15-year-old daughter of a serial killer who, in spite of a new identity and placement in an affluent foster family, wrestles with the decision not to follow in her mother’s violent footsteps in the face of bullies, a teacher’s discovery and threats against a vulnerable friend.

Haunted by James Patterson
Vacationing in the Maine woods after a series of traumatic crises, detective Michael Bennett is pulled into the case of a series of child disappearances from a tight-knit community that is reeling from a deadly addiction.

IQ by Joe Ide
A resident of one of LA’s toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores.

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
A sensitive orphan, Jane Steele suffers first at the hands of her spiteful aunt and predatory cousin, then at a grim school where she fights for her very life until escaping to London, leaving the corpses of her tormentors behind her.

Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein
A Washington Post reporter provides an intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a General Motors’ assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin—Paul Ryan’s hometown—and a larger story of the hollowing of the American middle class

Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
The glory days of Clay Cooper and his band, once the meanest, dirtiest, most feared crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld, are  long past but when an ex-bandmate turns up at Clay’s door with plea for help in rescuing his daughter, it’s time to get the band back together for one last tour across the Wyld.

The Moon and the Other by John Kessel
When an investigation reveals the poor treatment of men by the Female Society of Cousins in their lunar state, a moon war erupts amid political tensions and gender imbalance.

The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott
A portrait of the Irish-American experience is presented through the story of an Irish immigrant’s suicide and how it reverberates through innumerable lives in early twentieth-century Catholic Brooklyn.

Null States by Malka Older
A sequel to Infomocracy finds the peaceful global democracy undermined by the assassination of a high-ranking official, a growing superpower and a sprawling war among archaic states.

The Physics of Everyday Things by James Kakalios
A physics professor reveals the invisible science behind the functioning of everyday things and activities that we often take for granted, including how electricity is transported from a power station to our toasters and what really makes digital “clouds” and electric cars function.

Pretty Sick by Caitlin Kiernan
The ultimate resource to looking your best during and after cancer treatment from a veteran beauty industry insider.

Ravenspur: Rise of the Tudors by Conn Iggulden
Desperate to reclaim the throne, Edward, accompanied by his brother Richard, goes on the attack against the House of Lancaster but has yet to discover who his true enemy is.

Rebellion by Molly Patterson
A mid-twentieth-century widow struggles to manage her farm and raise her children while reflecting on the intertwined experiences of her farm wife mother, her missionary aunt, and a Chinese student whose lives were shaped by the Boxer Rebellion.

The Scarred Woman by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Unable to determine links between a Copenhagen park murder and another unsolved case that is unsettlingly similar, Detective Carl Morck of Department Q finds his job and division on the line at the same time the team investigates a possible crime that a struggling Rose has brought to light.

Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty
Awakening in a cloning vat, streaked with blood and possessing no memory of how she died, new clone Maria Arena discovers the clones of six former starship crew members and must identify their murderers before the killer strikes again.

A Time to Stand by Robert Whitlow
In a small Georgia town where racial tensions run high and lives are at stake, can one lawyer stand up for justice against the tide of prejudice on every side?

To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon
Father Tim Kavanagh struggles to find meaning in retirement, while newlyweds Dooley and Lace face a crisis that drains their bank account, and four-year-old Jack Tyler looks forward to the biggest day of his young life.