New Books 5/8/17

Shelf of books

Alternate worlds, dystopias, and intergalactic sagas top the list of new books for the week.


All Our Wrongs Today by Elan Mastai
Living in an alternate world of flying cars, moon bases and plentiful food, aimless Tom Barren is blindsided by an accident of fate that leads to a time-travel mishap that lands him in our less-than-ideal 2016, where he discovers wonderful unexpected versions of his own life.

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
Two sisters, one who trades self-respect for a wealthy husband and one who discovers a kindred spirit in the pages of a book, struggle with intimate human dramas at the sides of their community members and a returned Lucy Barton.

Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
In Ashford, Vermont–aka “Burntown”–Eva “Necco” Sandeski’s mother dies under mysterious circumstances and her boyfriend is murdered, leading Necco to believe that her mother was right about her deceased father’s questionable past as a secretive inventor.

Gilded Cage by Vic James
A tale set in an alternate-universe England where the lower classes must endure ten years of forced service to magically powered rulers follows the exploits of a rebellious teen and his knowledge-seeking older sister.

Golden Prey by John Sanford
A series of audacious robberies compels newly appointed U.S. marshal Lucas Davenport to investigate the possible return of a gang leader who once killed two FBI agents.

Good Friday on the Rez by David Hugh Bunnell
A magnificent mix of memoir and recent Native American history is told through a 280-mile car trip around the Pine Ridge Reservation where the author lived during and after the siege at Wounded Knee, tracking the torment and miraculous resurrection of Native American pride, spirituality and culture.

Hashimoto’s Protocol by Izabella Wentz
The author of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis presents prescriptive advice for reversing the serious Hashimoto’s autoimmune condition, outlining recommendations for detoxing, eating or avoiding specific foods and taking personalized measures to support the liver and adrenal system.

Hollywood Daughter by Kate Alcott
A coming-of-age novel inspired by Hollywood icon Ingrid Bergman describes how the daughter of a PR executive helps make Bergman a star in the face of the illegitimate child the actress has with Robert Rossellini, the heated era of McCarthyism and family secrets that challenge her father’s health.

I Found You by Lisa Jewell
A lonely single mom who offers shelter to an amnesiac man and a young bride who is told that her missing husband never existed struggle to make sense of their transforming worlds and connection to a sister and brother whose lives were shattered by secrets more than two decades earlier.

No Easy Target by Iris Johansen
Threatened by an enemy from her past, animal psychic Margaret Douglas goes on the run and finds the limits of her powers tested by her effort to outmaneuver the man who would kill her.

One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline
A single mom’s efforts to support her shy star athlete son’s recruitment into a Division I college are violently complicated by a secretly disturbed young man from an affluent family and a new teacher with a mysterious agenda.

Option B by Sheryl Sandberg
Combining personal insights with research on finding strength in the face of adversity, the COO of Facebook and a top psychologist explore how to move beyond hardships, grief, and loss to persevere, build resilience, and rediscover joy.

Red Hunter by Lisa Unger
Tackling a house-restoration project in the hopes of escaping a traumatic event, Claudia uncovers an ugly history in the crumbling house, where another woman, Zoey, survived a home invasion and pursued the martial arts to find security and healing.

Rogue One by Alexander Freed
The official novelization of the upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, starring a band of rebels on a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans

Secrets of my Life Caitlyn Jenner
The author chronicles the first part of her life as Bruce Jenner and rise to fame as an Olympic decathlete; her marriages and her relationships with her children; her transition; and her experience as the world’s most famous transgender woman.

Thrawn by Timothy Zahn
A stand-alone novel in the Star Wars Legends series traces the origin story of fan-favorite character Grand Admiral Thrawn and the events that established him as one of the franchise’s most iconic villains.

True Jesus by David Limbaugh
Limbaugh combines the four Gospel stories into a unified account and guides readers on a faith journey through the Four Evangelists’ testimonies of the life of Jesus Christ.

Two from the Heart by James Patterson
After her marriage falls apart and a hurricane destroys her home, Anne McWilliams sets off on a road trip to ask long lost friends and strangers one question, “What’s your best story?,” in an effort to find what she’s been missing.

Walkaway by Cory Doctorow
Abandoning formal society to pursue a minimalist counterculture life in a near-future world wrecked by climate change, a disenchanted senior and his heiress paramour inspire followers who become obsessed with cheating death in ways that turn the world upside down.