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

Podcasts with Books & Authors

Interested in listening to a podcast
that discusses books or interviews a favorite author?

Here are a couple to check out.

Book Riot – The Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about "what’s new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of BookRiot.com."
Fated Mates is a romance novel podcast co-hosted by author Sarah MacLean and romance critic Jen Prokop. Weekly episodes include romance novel read-alongs and discussions of the work of the genre, highlighting the romance novel as a powerful tool in fighting patriarchy.



Here are just of a few of the new books at the library this October, some scary, some spooky, some not...


Demon Copperhead

By Barbara Kingsolver

A reimagining of David Copperfield, this is the story of a teenage son of an Appalachian single mother who dies when he is eleven and uses his good looks, wit, and instincts to survive foster care, child labor, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses.

Book, eBook, Kindle Check Availability 


The Passenger

By Cormac McCarthy

1980, PASS CHRISTIAN, MISSISSIPPI: It is three in the morning when Bobby Western zips the jacket of his wetsuit and plunges from the boat deck into darkness. His dive light illuminates the sunken jet, nine bodies still buckled in their seats, hair floating, eyes devoid of speculation. Missing from the crash site are the pilot's flight bag, the plane's black box, and the tenth passenger. But how? A collateral witness to machinations that can only bring him harm, Western is shadowed in body and spirit - by men with badges; by the ghost of his father, inventor of the bomb that melted glass and flesh in Hiroshima; and by his sister, the love and ruin of his soul.

Book  Check Availability 


Once There Were Wolves

By Charlotte McConaghy

Inti Flynn arrives in Scotland with her twin sister, Aggie, to lead a team of biologists tasked with reintroducing fourteen gray wolves into the remote Highlands. She hopes to heal not only the dying landscape, but Aggie, too, unmade by the terrible secrets that drove the sisters out of Alaska.

Book, CD, eBook, Kindle, Large Print  Check Availability


Greenwich Park

By Katherine Faulkner

A sophisticated female-led thriller about a woman whose life starts to unravel as a result of her friendship with an unpredictable single mother, Greenwich Park explores the terrible consequences of guilt, the complexity of female friendships, and the fallibility of the memories we cherish in this “gloriously tangled game of cat and mouse that kept the twists coming until the very last moment.” --Ruth Ware, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Book, CD, eBook, Kindle, Large Print  Check Availability


Streets of Laredo

By Larry McMurtry

In the long-awaited sequel to Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry spins an exhilarating tale of legend and heroism. Captain Woodrow Call, Augustus McCrae's old partner, is now a bounty hunter hired to track down a brutal, young Mexican bandit. Riding with Call are an Eastern city slicker, a witless deputy, and one of the last members of the Hat Creek outfit, Pea Eye Parker, now married to Lorena -- once Gus McCrae's sweetheart. Their long chase leads them across the last wild stretches of the West into a hellhole known as Crow Town, and finally, into the vast, relentless plains of the Texas frontier.

Book, eBook, Kindle, Large Print
  Check Availability 


The Ex Hex

By Erin Sterling

Vivienne Jones handled the biggest break-up of her life the way that any witch would: vodka, bubble baths, and a curse on her ex. That was nine years ago. Now Rhys Penhallow, descendant of the town's founders, breaker of hearts and still irritatingly gorgeous, is back. Rhys has returned to the quaint town of Graves Glen to recharge the ley lines and make an appearance at the annual fall festival. But when his every move results in calamity, Vivi realizes that hexing her ex might not have been so harmless after all…and Vivi and Rhys must put their personal feelings aside and work together to break the curse and save not just the town, but also Rhys's life.

Book, CD, eAudioBook  Check Availability




The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man

By Paul Newman

Assembled from interviews he gave to a close friend, this memoir reveals plenty about the reticent actor. The degree of his candor surprised even his closest friends and family. 

Book (on order) Check Availability


Travels with George:
In search of Washington and His Legacy

By Nathaniel Philbrick

Does George Washington still matter? This book argues for his unique contribution to the forging of America by retracing his journey as a new President through the former colonies, now an unsure nation. The narrative moves smoothly back and forth from the eighteenth to twenty-first centuries, so we see the country through Washington's eyes as well as Philbrick's  as he comes to understand how Washington entranced, compelled, enticed, and stood up to the many different kinds of citizens he met on this journey--and how through belief, vision, and sheer will he convinced them that they were now all Americans, creating a sense of national solidarity that had never existed before.

Book, eAudioBook, eBook, Kindle
  Check Availability


Madly, Deeply: the diaries of Alan Rickman

By Alan Rickman

Meet Rickman the consummate professional actor, but also the friend, the traveler, the fan, the director, the enthusiast; in short, the man beyond the icon.

Book  Check Availability


The Woman They Could Not Silence:

One woman, her incredible fight for freedom, and the men who tried to make her disappear

By Kate Moore

1860: As the clash between the states rolls slowly to a boil, Elizabeth Packard, housewife and mother of six, is facing her own battle. One summer morning, her husband has her committed to an insane asylum. The horrific conditions inside the Illinois State Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois, are overseen by Dr. Andrew McFarland, a man who will prove to be even more dangerous to Elizabeth than her traitorous husband. But most disturbing is that Elizabeth is not the only sane woman confined to the institution. There are many rational women on her ward who tell the same story: they've been committed not because they need medical treatment, but to keep them in line--conveniently labeled "crazy" so their voices are ignored. No one is willing to fight for their freedom, and disenfranchised both by gender and the stigma of their supposed madness, they cannot possibly fight for themselves. But Elizabeth is about to discover that the merit of losing everything is that you then have nothing to lose..."

Book, CD, eAudioBook  Check Availability


Confidence Man: The making of Donald Trump and the breaking of America

By Maggie Haberman

From the Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times reporter who has defined Donald J. Trump's presidency like no other journalist: a magnificent and disturbing reckoning that moves beyond simplistic caricature, chronicling his rise in New York City to his tortured post-presidency and his potential comeback.

Book  Check Availability


Bread Head: Baking for the road less traveled

By Greg Wade

At Publican Quality Breads in Chicago, Greg Wade bakes rich, flavorful, naturally leavened breads with local organic flours. His philosophy draws from the music of the Grateful Dead, encouraging readers to "live no particular way but our own" (make the bread you want to make) and to "hang it up and see what tomorrow brings" (when things don't turn out perfectly). Wade, who is largely self-taught, presents a laid-back master class that any home cook can engage with: he explains what happens to your bread on a cellular level as it ferments and bakes, and walks readers through the different grains and the various forms they can take (i.e., cracked, sprouted, whole-grain, coarse-milled), describes their flavors, and sheds light on how they behave and what could be substituted with success.

Book  Check Availability




Spy School: The Graphic Novel

By Stuart Gibbs

Twelve-year-old Ben Ripley is recruited for a magnet school with a focus on science--but he's entirely shocked to discover that the school is actually a front for a junior C.I.A. academy. Ben becomes an undercover agent and goes on his first assignment in this graphic novel adaptation of Spy School.

eBook, Graphic Novel, Kindle  Check Availability 


Nat Enough

By Maria Scrivan

Natalie has never felt that she's enough -- athletic enough, stylish enough, or talented enough. And on the first day of middle school, Natalie discovers that things are worse than she thought -- now she's not even cool enough for her best friend, Lily! As Natalie tries to get her best friend back, she learns more about her true self and natural talents. If Natalie can focus on who she is rather than who she isn't, then she might realize she's more than enough, just the way she is.

eBook, Graphic Novel, Kindle Check Availability



We now have about ten Wonderbooks to check out! These are Read-Along audio books, the audio is permanently bound to the inside cover of the book. Kids can press play to read along, and then switch to "Learning Mode" to answer questions about the story. 


powered by emma
Subscribe to our email list.