Take a look at these new titles at Nederland Community Library
Take a look at these new titles at Nederland Community Library
April 2022
Book News

A New Booklist for Spring

MYSTERY:

The Edgar Award nominations have been announced


How many of them have you read? Here are a few that are available at our library. Find the complete list here.


How Lucky

By Will Leitch

Unable to speak or move without a wheelchair, Daniel, spending hours observing his neighborhood from his front porch, believes he has witnessed the kidnapping of a young college student and vows to solve this mystery. Nominated for a 2022 Edgar Award.

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*****


Five Decembers
By James Kestrel

December 1941. America teeters on the brink of war, and in Honolulu, Hawaii, police detective Joe McGrady is assigned to investigate a homicide that will change his life forever. Because the trail of murder he uncovers will lead him across the Pacific, far from home and the woman he loves; and though the U.S. doesn't know it yet, a Japanese fleet is already steaming toward Pearl Harbor. Nominated for a 2022 Edgar Award.

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*****


Suburban Dicks

By Fabian Nicieza

Andie Stern thought she'd solved her final homicide. Once a budding FBI profiler, she gave up her career to raise her four (soon to be five) children in West Windsor, New Jersey. But one day, between soccer games, recitals, and trips to the local pool, a very pregnant Andie pulls into a gas station--and stumbles across a murder scene. Hilarious, insightful, and a killer whodunit, Suburban Dicks is the one-of-a-kind mystery that readers will not be able to stop talking about. Nominated for a 2022 Edgar Award.

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*****


Portrait of a Thief

By Grace D. Li

Ocean's Eleven meets The Farewell in Portrait of a Thief, a lush, lyrical heist novel inspired by the true story of Chinese art vanishing from Western museums, about diaspora, the colonization of art, and the complexity of the Chinese American identity.

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*****

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FICTION


The Candy House

By Jennifer Egan

This highly anticipated release from Pulitzer Prize-winner Egan is set in the high-tech world, exploring what happens when a new technology lets you not only access all of your memories, but share them and access other people’s memories, as well.

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*****


Sea of Tranquility

By Emily St. John Mandel

The award-winning, best-selling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with a novel of art, time, love, and plague that takes the reader from an island off Vancouver in 1912 to a dark colony of the moon three hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and planets.

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*****


City on Fire

By Don Winslow

Providence, RI, 1986. Twenty-nine-year-old Danny Ryan is a hard-working longshoreman, loving husband, loyal friend, and occasional 'muscle' for the Irish crime syndicate that oversees much of the city. He yearns for something more and dreams of starting over fresh, someplace far away. But when a modern-day Helen of Troy triggers a war between rival mob factions, Danny is embroiled in a conflict he can't escape. 

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*****


A Family Affair

By Robyn Carr

Anna McNichol knows how to take charge. Now an empty nester, she's at the peak of her career and ready to seize the opportunity to focus on her future. But life can change in an instant, and when her husband dies suddenly, Anna's carefully constructed world falls apart. The mysterious young woman at the memorial service confirms her husband had been keeping secrets, and Anna is determined to get to the truth. And as she puts her life back together, Anna realizes the McNichols may not be perfect but they'll always be family, and family is forever.

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*****

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NON-FICTION


Hello Molly!: A Memoir

By Molly Shannon

At age four, Molly Shannon's world was shattered when she lost her mother, baby sister, and cousin in a car accident with her father at the wheel. Filled with behind-the-scenes stories involving everyone from Whitney Houston to Adam Sandler to Monica Lewinsky, many told for the first time here, Hello, Molly! also spans Molly’s time on Saturday Night Live. At the same time, it explores with humor and candor her struggle to come to terms with the legacy of her father, a man who both fostered her gifts and drive and was left with the impossible task of raising his kids alone after the loss of her mother.

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*****


Finding Me

By Viola Davis

The Oscar-, Emmy- and Tony-award-winning Davis reveals her life story in this new memoir. Calling it a love letter of sorts to herself, the actress says she “wrote this for anyone running through life untethered, desperate and clawing their way through murky memories, trying to get to some form of self-love.”

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*****


Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Journey

By Alfred Lansing

This astonishing tale of survival by Shackleton and all twenty-seven of his men for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's brilliantly narrated book has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip.

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*****


Music Is History

By Questlove

Music Is History combines Questlove's deep musical expertise with his curiosity about history, examining America over the past fifty years. Focusing on the years 1971 to the present, Questlove finds the hidden connections in the American tapestry, whether investigating how the blaxploitation era reshaped Black identity or considering the way disco took an assembly-line approach to Black genius. And these critical inquiries are complemented by his own memories as a music fan, and the way his appetite for pop culture taught him about America. 

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*****

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YOUNG ADULT


Hotel Magnifique

By Emily Taylor

Seventeen-year-old Jani and her little sister Zosa secure jobs at a glamorous magical hotel, but when Jani realizes that their staff contracts are unbreakable, she embarks on a mission to unravel the mystery of the magic at the heart of the hotel and free Zosa--and the other staff--from the cruelty of the ruthless maître d'hôtel.

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*****


Nothing Burns as Bright as You

By Ashley Woodfolk

This nonlinear novel in verse begins at the end, as a queer Black couple stand on opposite sides of a bridge, their relationship crumbling. The first and last poems—both titled “After the Fire”—are the only times the story is told from the point of view of the partner, a girl only ever referred to as “you.” A beautiful, emotionally charged novel.   –Kirkus Reviews

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*****

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CHILDREN


The Last Mapmaker

By Christina Soontornvat

Joining an expedition to chart the southern seas, twelve-year-old mapmaker's assistant Sai, posing as a well-bred young lady with a glittering future, realizes she's not the only one on board harboring secrets when she discovers the ship's true destination.

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*****


Moonwalking

By Zetta Elliot and Lyn Miller-Lachmann

Alternating perspectives explore an interracial friendship forged amid family turmoil and societal injustice and tension in pre-gentrification Brooklyn.

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*****

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