Book News from Nederland Community Library
Book News from Nederland Community Library
January 2021
Book News

A Sampler of New Titles at NCL!

Let us know if something catches your interest and you don’t see it in our catalog; we'll bring it in for you!


How Much of These Hills is Gold

By C. Pam Zhang

A haunting adventure story, set against the twilight of the American gold rush, two orphaned Chinese immigrant siblings flee the threats of their gold rush mining town across an unforgiving landscape where their survival is tested by family secrets, sibling rivalry and disparate goals.

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No One is Coming to Save Us

By Stephanie Powell Watts 

A tale inspired by The Great Gatsby is set in the contemporary South and follows the difficulties endured by an extended black family with colliding visions of the American dream.

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When No One is Watching

By Alyssa Cole 
The gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning…

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The Last Mrs. Summers 

Royal Spyness Mystery Series, Book 14

By Rhys Bowen
Inspired by 1930s screwball comedies, Lady Georgianna Rannoch may be 34th in line to the throne of England but she has no money of her own—turns out her unflappable demeanor makes her a natural for crime solving.

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The Book of Candlelight
Secret Book and Scone Society, volume 3

By Ellery Adams

The owner of a local book store finds an old diary that somehow holds a clue to several recent, suspicious deaths in her small town.

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By Matthew McConaughey

The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.

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The Splendid and the Vile:

A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

By Erik Larson

A fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz. “The Splendid and the Vile takes readers out of today's political dysfunction and back to a time of true leadership..."

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Yes, Chef: A Memoir

By Marcus Samuelsson

Samuelsson traces his Ethiopian birth, upbringing by an adoptive family in Sweden and rise to a famous New York chef, sharing personal insights into his challenges as a black man in a deeply prejudiced industry.

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A Promised Land

By Barack Obama
Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world during a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

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Children of Blood and Bone:

Legacy of Orisha Series, Book 1

By Tomi Adeyemi
Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince.

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You Should See Me in a Crown

By Leah Johnson
A Black, underprivileged misfit from a wealthy, prom-obsessed midwestern community plans to attend a prestigious medical college before the unexpected loss of her financial aid forces her to compete for her school’s prom-queen scholarship.

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Patron Saints of Nothing

By Randy Ribay

When seventeen-year-old Jay Reguero learns his Filipino cousin and former best friend, Jun, was murdered as part of President Duterte's war on drugs, he flies to the Philippines to learn more.

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Everything Sad is Untrue

By Daniel Nayeri

A modern-day Scheherazade uses storytelling to survive the fifth grade in Nayeri’s autobiographical novel about his family’s journey from Iran to America.

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Greenglass House, volume 1

By Kate Milford
At Greenglass House, a smuggler's inn, twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his winter holidays relaxing but soon guests are arriving with strange stories about the house.

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Becoming Muhammad Ali: a novel

By James Patterson and Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile
Cassius Clay’s kinetic boyhood — depicted through prose, poetry and illustration — is the prism through which this uplifting novel casts the myth of the legendary boxer.

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By Pam Muñoz

Twelve-year-old Max, who loves the legend Buelo tells him about a mythical gatekeeper who can guide brave travelers on a journey into tomorrow, sets out on a dangerous quest to discover if he is true of heart and what the future holds.

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I Talk Like a River 

By Jorda Scott

When a child has a "bad speech day" at school, his father gives him a new perspective on his stuttering.

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If You Come to Earth

By Sophie Blackall

A boy writes a letter to an imagined alien, explaining all the things he will need to know about Earth and the people who live here. Ages 3-5. 

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Outside In

By Deborah Underwood

Illustrations and easy-to-read text reveal ways nature affects our everyday lives, such as providing food and clothing, and showing when to go to bed and when to get up. 

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