We explore a few new titles at Nederland Community Library
We explore a few new titles at Nederland Community Library
September 2022
Book News

Booker Prize Short List

Six titles made the shortlist for this year's Booker Prize for Fiction, one of the most prestigious prizes for English-language literature. This year's finalists were chosen from 169 novels published in the U.K. or Ireland between October 1, 2021, and September 30, 2022. The 2022 winner will be announced on October 17.

Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo 

The Trees by Percival Everett 

Treacle Walker by Alan Garner, available through Prospector

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka, available through Prospector

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan 

Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout 

The six shortlisted authors represent five nationalities across four continents, with an even split of men and women. Bulawayo makes her second shortlist appearance, and Garner is the oldest author ever to be shortlisted. Small Things Like These is the shortest book by page numbers to be recognized in the prize's history.



The Marriage Portrait

By Maggie O’Farrell

Maggie O’Farrell proved her mastery of the genre with last year’s Hamnet, a fictionalized story about Shakespeare’s family and winner of the National Book Critics Award for Fiction. This one is set in 16th-century Italy, where the young duchess Lucrezia de Medici is wed to the mercurial ruler of another region for political purposes. It’s soon clear the marriage won’t end well. Like Hamnet, it’s richly detailed and totally absorbing.

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Shrines of Gaiety

By Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson's latest book takes readers to 1920s London, a city full of postwar corruption and excess, where a crime-prone family oversees a string of glamorous nightclubs. They have their enemies, as well as a police detective and a cool young woman-turned-spy on their tail.

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By Ian McEwan

Lessons by Ian McEwan (Atonement) is a lengthy novel about an unsuccessful poet wrestling with, among other challenges, the sudden departure of his wife to pursue her dreams and a disturbing long-ago sexual experience with an older woman.

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Stolen Things

By R.H. Herron

With one call, her daughter’s life is on the line. Laurie Ahmadi has worked as a 911 police dispatcher in her quiet Northern California town for almost two decades, but nothing in her nearly twenty years of experience could prepare her for the worst call of her career—her teenage daughter, Jojo, is on the other end of the line.

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No One Goes Alone

By Erik Larson

From New York Times bestselling author Erik Larson comes his first venture into fiction, an otherworldly tale of intrigue and the impossible that marshals his trademark approach to nonfiction to create something new: a ghost story thoroughly grounded in history. Pioneering psychologist William James leads an expedition to a remote isle in search of answers after a family inexplicably vanishes. Was the cause rooted in the physical world . . . or were there forces more paranormal and sinister at work? Available only on audio, because as Larson says, ghost stories are best told aloud.

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Adult Assembly Required

By Abbi Waxman

When Laura Costello moves to Los Angeles, trying to escape an overprotective family and the haunting memories of a terrible accident, she doesn’t expect to be homeless after a week. (She’s pretty sure she didn’t start that fire — right?) She also doesn't expect to find herself adopted by a rogue bookseller, installed in a lovely but completely illegal boardinghouse, or challenged to save a losing trivia team from ignominy…but that’s what happens. Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin.

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Like A Rolling Stone

By Jann S. Wenner

Jann Wenner has been called by his peers “the greatest editor of his generation.” His deeply personal memoir vividly describes and brings you inside the music, the politics, and the lifestyle of a generation, an epoch of cultural change that swept America and beyond. The people Wenner chose to be seen and heard in the pages of Rolling Stone tried to change American culture, values, and morality. Like a Rolling Stone is a portrait of one man’s life, and the life of his generation.

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Between the World and Me

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

A mix of lyrical personal narrative, reimagined history, essayistic argument, and reportage -- Coates provides readers an illuminating new framework for understanding race: its history, our contemporary dilemma, and where we go from here.

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Eat to Beat Disease

By William W. Li, M.D.

Is your diet feeding or defeating disease? Forget everything you think you know about your body and food, and discover the new science of how the body heals itself. Learn how to identify the strategies and the dosages for using food to transform your resilience and health in Eat to Beat Disease.

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By Stephen Walker

Drawing on extensive original research and the vivid testimony of eyewitnesses, many of whom have never spoken before, Stephen Walker unpacks secrets that were hidden for decades and takes the reader into the drama of one of humanity's greatest adventures – to the scientists, engineers and political leaders on both sides, and above all to the American astronauts and their Soviet rivals battling for supremacy in the heavens. "This remarkable account of the 1961 race into space is a thrilling piece of storytelling. . . . It is high definition history: tight, thrilling and beautifully researched." —The Times, London

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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!

By Jon Scieszka

The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs.

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The Hike

By Alison Farrell

Three friends set out on a day hike to explore their local forest, intending to climb to the top of the hill, where they will plant a flag, read a poem, and release feathers into the wind. 

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By Lenka Chytiloyá
Illustrated by Hedviga Gutierrez

See what life is like on a beautiful mountain range with every change of the season and how the animals who call it home live and adapt. This vibrant children’s book takes young readers on a one-of-a-kind adventure with its adorable illustrations, educational captions, vocabulary words, cut-out accents, and hidden chambers that reveal so much to discover with every turn of the page.

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