New Books 10/30/17

Shelf of new books

An eclectic mix of books that defies grouping in categories including a cook book, a western, some sci-fi, a cozy mystery, history, how-to, graphic novels, a celebrity tell-all and more.


Adventures in Slow Cooking by Sarah DiGregorio
The James Beard-nominated food writer revamps the slow cooker for the modern home cook, providing ingenious ideas and more than 100 delicious recipes for maximizing this favorite time-saving kitchen appliance and making it easier than ever to use.

Ageless Soul by Thomas Moore
Moore offers advice on how to embrace healthier perspectives on aging through a rich spiritual life, covering subjects ranging from depression and mentorship to sexuality and the spiritual paths that open later in life.

Batman: The Dark Night: Master Race by Frank Miller
Following the toppling of Lex Luthor and the supposed death of Batman, Gotham City and the planet come under threat from the mysterious Master Race.

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived by Adam Rutherford
A science writer and broadcaster with a background in genetics reveals what our genes can tell us about history and how unraveling the human genome has shattered deeply held beliefs about our heritage and identities.

The Christmas Room by Catherine Anderson
Moving to scenic Bitterroot Valley in Montana, a grieving widow watches her adult son move on with the daughter of an irascible neighbor, a once-respected pillar of the community who has succumbed to bitterness in the wake of his own heartbreak.

The Chuckwagon Trail by William Johnstone
Framed for murder, Dewey “Mac” McKenzie flees New Orleans to become a chuck-wagon cook on a cattle drive and learns that the drive’s trail boss plans to double-cross the herd’s owner and steal the money the herd brings in.

Death Overdue by Allison Brook
When a guest speaker claiming to have knowledge of a cold case murder dies during a program at her library, Carrie feels responsible and investigates with the help of a ghostly librarian.

Food Can Fix It by Mehmet Oz
The Emmy Award-winning host of The Dr. Oz Show and best-selling co-author of Eat to Live emphasizes the role of food in wellness, outlining a strategic blueprint for promoting health and reducing stress by modifying a diet to focus on nutrient-rich superfoods.

The Foreclosure Survival Guide by Amy Loftsgordon
Loftsgordon offers options to help homeowners make the best decisions when faced with foreclosure, detailing federal programs, nonprofit help, and common scams.

Going Into Town by Roz Chast
The best-selling author of Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? presents an uproarious graphic-novel tribute to Manhattan that reflects on the culture clash between her rural-raised children and herself, sharing zany and occasionally practical advice on subjects ranging from sidewalk gum wads to navigating honeycombed grids.

Grant by Ron Chernow
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Washington: A Life presents a meticulously researched portrait of the complicated Civil War general and 18th President, challenging the views of his critics while sharing insights into his prowess as a military leader, the honor with which he conducted his administration and the rise and fall of his fortunes.

Holly and Ivy by Fern Michaels
Facing another holiday season alone eight years after losing her husband and children in a plane crash, an airline heiress bonds with a young singing prodigy from a home where music is forbidden by the girl’s grieving widower father.

How the Right Lost Its Mind by Charles Sykes
Arguing that America’s conservative movement has lost its values, the author identifies specific recommendations for how mainstream conservatives can reconnect with core principles.

Provenance by Ann Leckie
Power-driven young woman Ingray has just one chance to secure the status that she craves and regain priceless lost artifacts prized by her people: she must free their thief from a prison planet from which no one has ever returned.

Quilt As-You-Go Made Vintage by Jera Brandvig
Best-selling author Jera Brandvig shares a romantic take on her easy quilting designs.

Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
Traces the story of Susanna Owens’ children, who have powerful magical abilities, as they uncover secrets about a family curse while visiting their Aunt Isabelle and struggle to escape it before they fall in love and tragedy strikes.

Stone in the Skull by Elizabeth Bear
A first volume in a trilogy set in the fantasy world of The Eternal Sky follows the experiences of a brass automaton mercenary who at the side of an embittered bodyguard carries an important message into the Lotus Kingdom only to become embroiled in a dynastic war.

Trace by Archer Mayor
While Joe Gunther takes time off to care for his mother, the FBI investigates three cases involving a roommate’s murder by contract, the cold-case double murder of a state trooper and a motorist, and an act of sabotage on military equipment.

What is It All But Luminous by Art Garfunkel
A lyrical memoir of a creative life by half of the successful music duo traces his experiences before, during and after Simon & Garfunkel, from his youth in the mid-20th century and early successes with Paul Simon to the heyday of their popularity and the gradual divides that ended their collaboration.