New Books 6/12/17

Shelf of new books

This week’s lineup includes books on how to stay healthy, how to live with cancer, how to find out what your cat is thinking, and how the Bible works, a memoir and a diary, an adventure, some short stories and more!


Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
A socially awkward, routine-oriented loner teams up with a bumbling IT guy from her office to assist an elderly accident victim, forging a friendship that saves all three from lives of isolation and secret unhappiness.

Fat for Fuel by Joseph Mercola
Mercola presents a ketogenic diet plan designed to prevent and combat disease, arguing that mitochondrial dysfunction is at the root of health problems.

The Inner Life of Cats by Thomas McNamee
McNamee seeks to demystify the psychology and behavior of cats, consulting with behavioral experts, animal activists, and researchers to illustrate what is going on in a feline’s brain and how their owners can better understand them.

Living with Cancer by Dr. Vicki Jackson and Dr. David P. Ryan
In Living with Cancer, Drs. Vicki A. Jackson and David P. Ryan have crafted the first step-by-step guide aimed at helping people with this life-defining disease grasp what’s happening to them while coping physically and emotionally with cancer treatment.

Men without Women by Haruki Murakami
A major new collection of stories by the internationally acclaimed author of Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage features male protagonists who find themselves alone in a smoky bar, in a baseball game, in the face of Beatles music, in the presence of women and in the wake of a vanishing cat.

Miss You by Kate Eberlen
A wryly romantic debut story about two strangers who meet briefly as teens in Florence and whose paths cross again many times over the course of the next sixteen years, until they’re finally brought back together.

Nighthawk by Clive Cussler
When the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishes over the South Pacific, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly race to recover the fallen technology, which carries a secret payload of exotic matter capable of triggering an Armageddon-level catastrophe.

Papi: My Story by David Ortiz
A memoir by the beloved baseball legend covers his youth in the Dominican Republic, his tense relationship with Twins manager Tom Kelly, his storied achievements with the Red Sox, and his perspectives into the Boston Marathon bombing.

Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris
An anthology of personal favorite diary entries by the best-selling author of Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls features excerpts that have inspired his famed autobiographical essays and shares insights into the intimate arenas of his life.

Undoctored by William Davis
The best-selling author of Wheat Belly argues that conventional medicine is not working today, citing unnecessary medications, big-business dietary recommendations and unnecessary procedures before outlining a six-week program for taking control of one’s health.

The Vanishing American Adult by Ben Sasse
Citing the misguided parenting and government programs that over-protect today’s youth, leaving them ill-equipped to handle the demands of the real world, a guide to raising self-reliant young adults explains how to reinstate formative experiences from first jobs and delayed gratification to eating correctly and leaving home.

What is the Bible by Rob Bell
Offers an exploration of the Bible that argues for a new way of reading its passages that focuses on working to understand what it reveals about humanity in order to discover its true power to transform lives.