New Books 11/27/17

Shelf of new books

Cookbooks, Christmas-themed books, sister-themed books and some short stories and novellas are part of the line-up, along with the latest adventure in Clancy’s Odessa files and a new Jack Reacher thriller by Lee Child.


Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans by Brian Kilmeade
A portrait of the seventh American president focuses on his formative military prowess during the War of 1812 and his pivotal contributions to the capturing of New Orleans from the British.

A Christmas Return by Anne Perry
After receiving a strange package that sparks memories of a twenty-year-old murder that shattered a friendship, Mariah travels to Surrey in hopes of reconnecting with her former friend and solving the crime.

Fairytale by Danielle Steel
When her idyllic life on her family’s Napa Valley vineyard is shattered by her mother’s sudden death, a young Stanford graduate finds herself at the mercy of a cold-hearted stepfamily at the same time that she bonds with her stepmother’s kind mother and a loving friend from her childhood.

The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith
Investigating the case of a woman wrongfully dismissed from her job, Precious Ramotswe discovers information that causes her to rethink her views about the case before meeting a local nurse who shares her unusual surname.

In This Moment by Karen Kingsbury
Risking his job by organizing an after-school bible-study program to combat local crime and gang activity, Indiana high school principal Wendell Quinn is delighted by the program’s positive results, until a complaint renders him the subject of media speculation and a controversial lawsuit.

The Midnight Line by Lee Child
Spotting a hard-won women’s West Point class ring in a pawn shop, Jack Reacher fights a biker gang and a South Dakota gangster to discover the truth about the ring and why its owner sold it.

The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans
After receiving a phone call that his mother has died, Jason Chercher travels to Medford, Oregon, to spend Christmas cleaning out the house and learns that what he believed to be the truth of his past is a lie.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! by Ree Drummond
The Food Network star and best-selling author of A Year of Holidays shares a collection of recipes that provide for the needs of today’s busy families, outlining a wide range of quick-prepare, nutritious and satisfying options for every meal of the day.

The Shadow District by Arnaldur Indridason
Investigating the murder of an elderly man, a retired detective discovers links between the victim, the World War II case of a strangled woman, and a pair of attacks that suggest the wrong man may have been arrested decades earlier.

The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman
Chef Sean Sherman, a native of Pine Ridge, South Dakota, shares recipes using indigenous North American and some Central American fruits, vegetables, grains, fish, and game, such as bison, venison, quail, turkey, and rabbit and includes detailed instructions for traditional processes such as cedar braising and rendering goose or duck fat.

Sisters First: Stories from our Wild and Wonderful Life by Jenna Bush Hager
The fraternal twin daughters of the 43rd U.S. president share personal stories and reflections from their lives within a political dynasty, from their grandfather’s presidency through their subsequent upbringing under the eyes of the Secret Service, public, and paparazzi.

The Smitten Kitchen Every Day by Deb Perelman
The award-winning blogger and best-selling author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook reveals the destressing and transformative qualities of cooking good food, sharing recipes specifically designed for taking indulgent culinary breaks, from Grandma-style Chicken Noodle Soup to Three Cheese Pasta Bake.

Strange Weather by Joe Hill
Four short novels by a master horror writer explore classic literary themes through the darkness of the supernatural.

Typhoon Fury by Clive Cussler
Hired to track down a valuable art collection, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon sail into a perfect storm involving a Filipino insurgency, a Japanese-developed super-warrior drug and a South African mercenary.

Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
The two-time Oscar winner presents a first collection of short fiction that includes the stories of a bowling champion who fears his celebrity has ruined his love of the game and an eccentric billionaire and faithful assistant who, while searching for acquisitions, discover romance and real life in a down-and-out motel.

What Unites Us by Dan Rather
The veteran journalist shares essays about what it means to be an American and the relevance of patriotism, discussing the institutions that support the nation, major events from the past half century, and how the country can better unite to secure a collective future.