New Books 5/22/17

Books by a noted historian and a noted scientist, personal reflections on books and on life, political views, and a long awaited best seller by the author of The Girl on the Train are the latest new books available at the library.  Read more.

American Spirit by David McCullough
A timely collection of speeches by one of the most honored historians in the United States—winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom—aims to remind readers of fundamental American principles.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil Degrasse Tyson
The notable host of StarTalk offers witty, digestible explanations of topics in cosmology, from the Big Bang and black holes to quantum mechanics and the search for life in the universe.

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme C. Simsion
Despite his happiness, Adam Sharp wonders how different his life might have been if he hadn’t let Angelina Brown, a strong-willed actress, walk away more than twenty years ago.

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
When a single mom and a teen girl are found murdered at the bottom of a river in a small town weeks apart, an ensuing investigation dredges up a complicated local history involving human instincts and the damage they can inflict.

My Life with Bob by Pamela Paul
The New York Times Book Review editor reveals how for 28 years she has maintained a personal journal recording every book she has ever read, sharing literature-influenced experiences that shaped her personal and professional life.

Note to Self by Connor Franta
Presents a series of diary-like essays, letters, poetry, and original photography documenting the author’s battles with clinical depression, social anxiety, and self-acceptance in his efforts to make authentic connections.

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
A full-length account of the struggles of hundreds of women who were exposed to dangerous levels of radium while working factory jobs during World War I describes how they were mislead by their employers and became embroiled in a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights.

Robert B. Parker’s Little White Lies by Ace Atkins
Boston private eye Spenser and his sidekick, Hawk, follow a con man’s schemes on cable news shows and within police precincts in the wake of an elaborate double cross that has victimized a smitten woman as well as a cache of investors, cops and paramilitary contractors.

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen
A dramatic analysis of the bitter 2016 election, told from the viewpoints of Hilary Clinton campaign insiders, reconstructs key decisions and missed opportunities that are being cited as the cause of the election upset.

This Fight is Our Fight by Elizabeth Warren
The senator shares stories of her battles in the Senate fighting for the working class, describing the experiences of middle class Americans struggling to survive.

Threads of Suspicion by Dee Henderson
Pressured to deliver results through the governor’s new Missing Persons Task Force, Detective Evie Blackwell and her new partner, David, investigate two cold cases while navigating growing suspicions about public agendas and questions in Evie’s personal life.

Trajectory: Stories by Richard Russo
A new collection of short fiction by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Everybody’s Fool includes the stories of a professor who confronts a plagiarist during a Thanksgiving holiday, a realtor who faces an ominous medical prognosis that places him in his father’s shadow and a lapsed novelist who struggles with a spouse’s illness while rekindling his career.

Walking on My Grave by Carolyn Hart
When a wealthy shop owner who has written several cash-strapped locals into her will suffers a suspicious accident, Annie and her husband, Max, race to identify a calculating killer from among several suspects.

 

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