New Books 10/9/17

Shelf of new books

Libraries transform lives in many ways.  Several of this week’s new books can make your life better!  Whether you need to overcome perfectionism, better understand your personality type, strengthen your spiritual life, or find a new job, it’s only a book away (if you apply what you read!)

The Blind by A. F. Brady
As accomplished Manhattan psychologist Sam James gets pulled into patient Richard’s twisted past, she can’t help but analyze her own life, and what she discovers terrifies her.

Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown
The influential TED speaker and best-selling author of The Gifts of Imperfection draws on new research to challenge conventional beliefs about fitting in to counsel readers on the skills required to achieve actual belonging while being true to oneself.

The Comfort Food Diaries by Emily Nunn
A former New Yorker editor chronicles her quest to overcome the convergence of the sudden loss of her brother, being dumped by her fiancé, and being evicted from her apartment by cooking her way across the country while staying with friends and family.

Dark Legacy by Christine Feehan
Struggling to manage the pain that has overwhelmed her since her ordeal in the underground labyrinth, Emeline Sanchez is haunted by the voice of the evil master vampire who exchanged blood with her and considers a terrible sacrifice to protect the children once under his thrall.

Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence
A laugh-out-loud, deeply personal collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in the librarian author’s life explains the complicated reasons why libraries are keeping or removing books that either are no longer checked out by readers or have poor literary value.

Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben
When he gets a lead on Maura, an ex who left him without explanation fifteen years earlier, Nap Dumas searches for answers and uncovers dark secrets about the woman he once loved and the real reason behind his twin brother’s death.

Enigma by Catherine Coulter
Agents Savich and Sherlock network with agent Cam Wittier and New York Special Forces agent Jack Cabot in a race against time to catch an international criminal and solve the enigma of the man called John Doe.

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire by Kurt Andersen
Explains how the influences of dreamers, zealots, hucksters, and superstitious groups shaped America’s tendency toward a rich fantasy life, citing the roles of individuals from P.T. Barnum to Donald Trump in perpetuating conspiracy theories, self-delusion, and magical thinking.

Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff
The best-selling author of Do Over shares strategic advice on how to achieve personal and professional goals while overcoming derailing obstacles, citing perfectionism as a primary reason why most ambitions fail.

Five-Carat Soul by James McBride
The National Book Award-winning author presents a never-before-published collection of stories that are funny and poignant, insightful and unpredictable and imaginative and authentic, and explore the ways we learn from the world and the people around us.

The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
The best-selling author of The Happiness Project continues her investigation into human nature by identifying four key personality types that shape every aspect of behavior, explaining how to gain better understandings about each personality’s strengths and vulnerabilities for better decision-making, reduced stress and more effective communication.

Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame by Michael Kodas
A renowned journalist and forest fire expert shares his experiences in some of the world’s most dangerous and remote regions to explore the rising phenomenon of large-scale fires, the damage they cause, what they reveal about the environment and how they are being battled by today’s elite firefighters.

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-first Century by Jessica Bruder
An award-winning journalist sets out on the road to explore the new phenomenon of “workampers” who are migrant workers made up of transient older Americans who took to the road after discovering that their social security came up short and their mortgages were underwater.

Savage Country by Robert Olmstead
Bankrupted by her husband’s folly and death, a late-nineteenth-century widow embarks on a buffalo hunt with her estranged, mysterious brother-in-law, only to find herself fighting for their land as well as the lives of the hired men and families in their charge.

Sleep Like a Baby by Charlaine Harris
Stricken with flu while her husband is on a business trip, Roe accepts the help of an in-home nurse who goes missing on a stormy night at the same time a body is found outside the house.

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King
A father-son collaboration envisions a near-future where the women succumb to a sleeping disease, the men revert to their increasingly primal natures and one woman, mysteriously immune, struggles to survive in an Appalachian prison town where she is treated alternately as a demon and a lab specimen.

Unshakeable Trust by Joyce Meyer
Drawing on her own experiences and inspiration from the Word of God, the author makes the case that in every area of one’s life—spiritually, relationally, emotionally, financially—a person can trust that God has his or her very best interest in store.

What Color is Your Parachute? 2018 by Richard Bolles
Updated and revised for 2018, the world’s most popular job-search book, written by a recognized career guru, demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing and networking, helping readers find their dream job.

When the English Fall by David Williams
A tale told through the diary of an Amish farmer recounts his struggles to protect his family and way of life when a catastrophic solar storm decimates modern civilization, causing “English” outsiders to violently target the Amish for their resources.