New Books 6/5/17

Shelf of new books

Quests both new and old, the Korean War and the Bone Wars, relationships both meaningful and dysfunctional, and beautiful quilts are all just a library card away!

 

Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb
Continuing their quest to save Fitz’s daughter and destroy the sinister order that threatens her, Fitz and the Fool confront the most dangerous challenges of their lives while coming to terms with unanswered questions from their pasts.

Awkward Age by Francesca Segal
After her daughter, Gwen, has trouble adjusting to her new boyfriend James, Julia Alden works to unite two households, but when Gwen turns to James son for comfort loyalties are tested and the new relationship is threatened.

Beowulf by Santiago Garcia
García and Rubin faithfully follow the original story for a new version that is neither revisionist nor postmodern, but captures the tone and important details of the poem, translating its potent, epic resonance and melancholy into a contemporary comic that isn’t standard swords and sorcery or heroic fantasy fare, but rather an ancient story with a modern perspective that remains respectful of the source material.

Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
In a ruined, nameless city of the future, a scavenger named Rachel finds a creature named Borne, a leftover from a biotech firm called The Company, and she takes it back to her underground lair, where she must shield it from her drug-dealer boyfriend, Wick.

Coach Wooden and Me by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
The legendary basketball player explores his fifty-year friendship with Coach John Wooden, one of the most enduring and meaningful relationships in sports history.

Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton
A recently discovered novel by the best-selling author of Jurassic Park is set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting and follows the exploits of two ambitious paleontologists who sabotage each others’ careers in a rivalry that came to be known as the Bone Wars.

Frozen Hours by Jeff Shaara
A clash between a North Korean invading army in 1950 South Korea and a U.S. defense force is challenged by overwhelmingly brutal weather conditions in a high-action account of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir that is told from the viewpoints of soldiers and leaders on both sides of the conflict.

Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
Desperately wishing to be reunited with her abusive, drug-addicted birth mother at any cost in spite of finding herself in a wonderful foster home, an autistic 14-year-old struggles to make sense of her world by engaging in strict routines and avoiding the people who would love her.

Long Drop by Denise Mina
Centered around the “trial of the century” in Glasgow in 1950, the innocence and guilt of those involved is explored, starting with Peter Manuel who has been found guilty of a string of murders, starting with the Watt family, and is waiting to die by hanging.

Shadow Man by Alan Drew
When a serial killer begins breaking into random homes in California’s quiet Rancho Santa Elena, detective Ben Wade and forensic specialist Natasha Betencourt confront a long-buried secret and the tragedy of a teen’s suicide in order to get ahead of the killer.

Wonderful One-Patch Quilts by Sara Nephew
Favorite authors Sara Nephew and Marci Baker are back with 20 bold one-patch quilts made from triangles, half- and quarter-hexagons, and diamonds.

 

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