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

New Books for Summer Reading


We Had to Remove This Post

By Hanna Bervoets

Kayleigh, a content moderator for a social media platform, spends her days reviewing offensive and violent posts, but when her colleagues begin breaking down, she wonders if the job may be too much for them as she convinces herself she's in control and totally fine.
“In Hanna Bervoets’s novel, translated by Emma Rault, the setting alone is compelling and has always been in need of an accomplished novelist’s attention: desktop workers enduring sweatshop conditions to remove vile, cruel and deluded posts from a social media site.”   --Ian McEwan, “Male Authors on Their Favourite Book by a Woman,” The Guardian

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Lucky Breaks
By Yevgenia Belorusets

Yevgenia Belorusets is a Ukrainian photographer, writer and artist. For more than a decade, she has been documenting the ominous splits in the social fabric of her country. Her installations and photographic work have showcased the lives of female factory workers, impoverished villagers in western Ukraine, the country’s persecuted Roma citizens, and its LGBTQ community. 

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By Yaa Gyasi

“This novel boldly pushes the scope and possibilities of what historical fiction can do. Intimate yet expansive, it follows the legacies of slavery and colonialism across the generations of one Ghanaian family. One of the many extraordinary achievements of Gyasi’s enviable debut is the writer’s ability to make all the myriad descendants here – enslaved mothers, carpenters, academics – equally worthy of the reader’s sustained engagement and compassion.”   --Michael Donkor, “Male Authors on Their Favourite Book by a Woman,” The Guardian

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Sabrina & Corina: Stories

By Kali Fajardo-Anstine

A powerful meditation on friendship, mothers and daughters, and the deep-rooted truths of our homelands. Kali Fajardo-Anstine's magnetic story collection breathes life into her Latina characters of indigenous ancestry and the land they inhabit in the American West.
“As a Coloradan with roots that predate statehood, when I read Fajardo-Anstine's stories for the first time, I felt at home in the pages. She writes of our state and the Southwest like only someone who knows the land and its people can.”   --Nominated by Bobby LeFebre, poet laureate of Colorado, for NPR’s book picks for summer reading for all 50 states 

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The Murder Rule

By Dervla McTiernan

In this slow-burning, suspenseful thriller a brilliant law student, Hannah Rokeby, infiltrates a nonprofit legal team. They are bent on overturning the conviction of Michael Dandridge, the man who killed Hannah's father and raped her mother.

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Two Nights in Lisbon

By Chris Pavone

Edgar Award-winner Chris Pavone (The Expats; The Travelers; The Accident) has created his own niche: thrillers in which Americans involved in covert government intelligence are on the cusp of having their identities revealed, often by their spouses. After all, do people really know what their partner's career involves? This set-up drives Pavone's fifth excellent thriller, Two Nights in Lisbon, resplendent with myriad twists in a multilayered plot combining domestic suspense with the spy novel.   --Oline H. Cogdill, freelance reviewer

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Jameela Green Ruins Everything

By Zarqa Nawaz

A hilarious, rollicking, and razor-sharp satirical novel about a disillusioned American Muslim woman—armed with only sarcasm and an arcane knowledge of American foreign policy debacles—who becomes embroiled in a plot to infiltrate an international terrorist organization, and in the process, reconnects with her loved ones and her faith. 

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The Last Widow

By Karin Slaughter

On a serene summer Sunday, a routine admission for a run- of-the-mill surgery at Atlanta's Emory Hospital goes tragically wrong, setting off a catastrophic wave of destruction that sends the facility and the surrounding area into lockdown. This is the opening maneuver in a perilous game of hunter and prey that leads Will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, out of Atlanta into the Appalachians, to a remote compound where a radical group has hatched a diabolical plan for murder on a massive scale that will rock the nation if it isn't stopped.
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Birds of California

By Katie Cotugno

Sparks fly and things get real in this sharply sexy and whip-smart romantic comedy seet against the backdrop of a post #metoo Hollywood. From New York Times bestselling author Katie Cotugno who is known for tackling hard issues with nuance and care in her young adult novels, and this adult romance is no different. “Birds of California is a poignant reminder that people--and their stories--aren't always as they appear.”  --Suzanne Krohn, librarian and freelance reviewer

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The Spanish Love Deception

By Elena Armas

Catalina Martin desperately needs a date to her sister's wedding. Especially since her little white lie about her American boyfriend has spiralled out of control. Now everyone she knows--including her ex and his fiancée--will be there and eager to meet him. She only has four weeks to find someone willing to cross the Atlantic and aid in her deception. New York to Spain is no short flight and her raucous family won't be easy to fool. Enter Aaron Blackford--her tall, handsome, condescending colleague--who surprisingly offers to step in. She'd rather refuse; never has there been a more aggravating, blood-boiling, and insufferable man. But Catalina is desperate, and as the wedding draws nearer, Aaron looks like her best opion. And she begins to realize he might not be as terrible in the real world as he is at the office.

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Here are a couple of authors you might want to read before the library's upcoming program on fly fishing.

Mark Hume

In Reading the Water, veteran fly fisherman Mark Hume (Trout School: Lessons from a Fly-Fishing Master) charts his intertwined journeys of fishing and fatherhood. Hume has fished avidly since his boyhood in British Columbia. A self-taught fisherman, he knew he wanted to pass on the lore and love of fly fishing to his two daughters, Emma and Claire.

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John Gierach

Another author you might want to look at is John Gierach, an American author and freelance writer who formerly resided on the St. Vrain River in Lyons, Colorado, and now lives in Larimer County, Colorado. His books are based on his various fly fishing adventures, some of which take place with his friend, A.K. Best. A few of his works include The View from Rat Lake, Even Brook Trout Get the Blues, and the cult classic, Trout Bum, which popularised the term "trout bum."

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The Talent Code [unlocking the secret of skill in sports, art, music, math, and just about anything]

By Daniel Coyle
Daniel Coyle, a revered journalist, spent years investigating the possible origins of skill. Whether it is sports, language, mathematics, or science, Coyle asserts the biology and myelin are the two biggest factors in producing success. Based on his findings, Coyle presents an easy, foolproof program that will allow readers to develop their own path toward success.

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My Sister’s Big Fat Indian Wedding

By Sanji Patel 

In this YA novel, Gifted violinist Zurika Damani tries to juggle the obligations of her sister's extravagant wedding week while secretly preparing for a prominent music contest all while trying to dodge her family's matchmaking schemes. 
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By Frances Hardinge 

The gods are dead. Decades ago, they turned on one another and tore each other apart. When 15-year-old Hark finds the still-beating heart of a terrifying deity, he risks everything to keep it out of the hands of smugglers, military scientists, and a secret fanatical cult so that he can use it to save the life of his best friend, Jelt. But with the heart, Jelt gradually and eerily transforms. How long should Hark stay loyal to his friend when he's becoming a monster and what is Hark willing to sacrifice to save him? 

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