New Books 7/3/17

Shelf of new books

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
The Harvard-educated comedian, talk-show host, and U.S. Senator chronicles the story of his unlikely senatorial campaign, detailing the ensuing months-long recount and what his service has taught him about America’s deeply polarized political culture.

Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: The Civil War by David Fisher
A latest entry in the best-selling companion series to Fox’s historical docudrama, Bill O’Reilly’s Legends & Lies, shares lesser-known stories about the Civil War and its leading figures to debunk common myths and reveal the significance of forgotten factors.

Camino Island by John Grisham
After being laid off from her teaching position, Mercer Mann is approached by a mysterious woman with a generous offer to go undercover and infiltrate bookstore owner Bruce Cable’s life to learn his secrets.

Dangerous Minds by Janet Evanovich
Mismatched partners Riley Moon, a financial analyst, and Emerson Knight, an eccentric billionaire’s son, are pitted against a big-league criminal whose activities pose a series of puzzle-like clues.

A Hiss Before Dying by Rita Mae Brown
The popular characters from Tail Gait and Tall Tail return in a contemporary mystery that explores the dangers of a wild animal poaching ring with historical ties to America’s post-revolutionary past.

I Can’t Make This Up by Kevin Hart
The award-winning actor and comedian presents an inspirational memoir on the importance of believing in oneself, sharing stories about the addiction and abuse that marked his childhood and how his unique way of looking at the world enabled his survival and successful career.

Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani
Establishing a stable home and Western Union Telegraph Office in post-World War II Philadelphia, the hardworking Palazzini family is shattered by their nephew’s epiphany in the wake of a telegram that changes everything for the citizens of a small Italian-American village.

Love Story by Karen Kingsbury
Asked to share the story of his decades-long marriage to the wife he lost to cancer, a reluctant John Baxter reflects on the secret heartbreak that bonded them together while a family friend pursues a second chance in the wake of a difficult breakup.

Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
A provocative love story explores a spectrum of powerful emotions experienced by diverse protagonists, each of them searching for meaning, love, and a place of safety.

Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
When her successful husband inexplicably commits suicide, Jane Hawk searches for answers and discovers that a dangerous and powerful group is somehow forcing accomplished people to take their own lives.

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie
The National Book Award-winning author presents a literary memoir of poems, essays and intimate family photos that reflect his complicated feelings about his disadvantaged childhood on a Native American reservation with his siblings and alcoholic parents.