New Books 9/14/20

Shelf of books

From a literary cabinet of curiosities about the natural world to the pulse-pounding thrills about two different women whose paths intersect as they try to escape their fates, this is a shelf of new books that you don’t want to miss! We are open for business, but we also still do curbside if you prefer.

Blacktop Wasteland by S. A. Cosby
A searing, operatic story of a man pushed to his limits by poverty, race, and his own former life of crime.

Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford
Crooked Hallelujah tells the stories of Justine–a mixed-blood Cherokee woman– and her daughter, Reney, as they move from Eastern Oklahoma’s Indian Country in the hopes of starting a new, more stable life in Texas amid the oil bust of the 1980s. 

Every Kind of Wicked by Lisa Black
Forensics expert Maggie Gardiner is swept up in a dangerous web of lies when detective Jack Renner’s investigation into a university student’s death violently converges with a suspicious overdose case being overseen by Maggie’s homicide detective ex.

Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family  by Omid Scobie
Up-close and disarming portrait of a confident, influential and forward-thinking couple who are unafraid to break with tradition, determined to create a new path away from the spotlight, and dedicated to building a humanitarian legacy that will make a profound difference in the world.

The Last Flight by Julie Clark
Two women meet in an airport, both alone, both scared, and both urgently needing an escape from their lives, but after exchanging tickets there is a plane crash and it becomes clear that one of them wasn’t telling the truth.

The Last Great Road Bum by Hector Tobar
A novel based on the peripatetic true story of a naive son of Urbana, Illinois, who died fighting with guerrillas in El Salvador.

The Memory of Souls by Jenn Lyons
Trying to convince the king of the Vanae to forfeit his people’s immortality to save humanity, Kihrin discovers that his growing connection to Vol Karoth is posing an even greater threat in this sequel to The Name of All Things.

Royal by Danielle Steel
When a tragic turn of events leaves an infant orphaned, the child is raised in humble circumstances by a stable manager and his wife and no one, not even she, knows of her lineage. 

Separated: Inside an American Tragedy by Jacob Soboroff
Soboroff zooms in on the White House’s decision to separate children from their parents as a deterrent to border crossers and how, in the face of congressional inaction, a cadre of presidential advisers can introduce policies with shocking, unintended consequences.

Someone to Romance by Mary Balogh
Once she’s twenty-five, Lady Jessica Archer decides it’s time to wed though she no longer believes she will find true love.

Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen
Angie Armstrong, wildlife wrangler extraordinaire, is summoned to a posh island to deal with a mysterious and impolite influx of huge, hungry pythons.

Superman’s Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can do about It by Erin Brockovich
From the environmental activist, consumer advocate, renowned crusader, and champion fighter whose courageous case against Pacific Gas and Electric was dramatized in the Oscar-winning film comes a book to inspire change that looks at our present situation with water and reveals the imminent threats to our most precious, essential element as it shows us how, in large and practical ways, we can each take action to make changes in our cities, our towns, and our villages before it is too late.

Thick as Thieves by Sandra Brown
Arden Maxwell, a daughter of the man who disappeared twenty years ago after a heist, has never reconciled with her father’s abandonment of her and her sister, but when she returns to her hometown to get answers his two co-conspirators are watching her every move.

Vesper Flights by Helen MacDonald
Helen Macdonald brings together a collection of her best loved essays, along with new pieces on topics ranging from nostalgia for a vanishing countryside to the tribulations of farming ostriches to her own private vespers while trying to fall asleep.

Whirlwind by Janet Daily
Everyone’s talking about Whirlwind at this year’s Professional Bull Rider’s Competition, but the promising young bull is the last thing on Shane Tully’s mind once he lays eyes on the lady responsible for bringing Whirlwind to the arena. 

You Lucky Dog by Julia London
An accidental dog swap unleashes an unexpected love match in this new romantic comedy celebrating the special bond between humans and dogs.