Celebrate the coming spring with a good book
Celebrate the coming spring with a good book
March 2023
Book News

Spring is here?

and so are new books on our shelves! Here are just a few...


Georgie, All Along

By Kate Clayborn

Longtime personal assistant Georgie Mulcahy has made a career out of putting others before herself. When an unexpected upheaval sends her away from her hectic job in L.A. and back to her hometown, Georgie must confront an uncomfortable truth...But then Georgie's plans hit a snag when she comes face to face with a grouchy, unexpected roommate...As the two make their way through her wish list, Georgie begins to realize that what she truly wants might not be in the pages of her diary after all.

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World Running Down

By Al Hess

A transgender salvager on the outskirts of a dystopian Utah gets the chance to earn the ultimate score and maybe even a dash of romance. But there's no such thing as a free lunch.  

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Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers

By Jesse Q. Sutanto

Vera Wong is a lonely little old lady--ah, lady of a certain age--who lives above her forgotten tea shop in the middle of San Francisco's Chinatown. Despite living alone, Vera is not needy, oh no. She likes nothing more than sipping on a good cup of Wulong and doing some healthy detective work on the Internet about what her Gen-Z son is up to. Then one morning, Vera trudges downstairs to find a curious thing--a dead man in the middle of her tea shop.

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Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match

By Sally Thorne

According to Emily Henry, this latest release from the author of TikTok sensation The Hating Game is “the warmest, coziest, sweetest book of the year, an absolutely perfect blend of humor and heart.” Worrying she may never find a soulmate, the younger sister of Victor Frankenstein embarks on her own project and resurrects an intended beau, but he is dead set on uncovering his origins.

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The Night Ship

By Jess Kidd

1629: A newly orphaned young girl named Mayken is bound for the Dutch East Indies on the Batavia, and she spends the long journey going on misadventures above and below the deck, searching for a mythical monster. But the true monsters might be closer than she thinks. 1989: A lonely boy named Gil is sent to live off the coast of Western Australia among the seasonal fishing community where his late mother once resided. There, on the tiny reef-shrouded island, he discovers the story of an infamous shipwreck.

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Pineapple Street

By Jenny Jackson

Darley, the eldest daughter in the well-connected old money Stockton family, followed her heart, trading her job and her inheritance for motherhood but giving up far too much in the process; Sasha, a middle-class New England girl, has married into the Brooklyn Heights family, and finds herself cast as the arriviste outsider; and Georgiana, the baby of the family, has fallen in love with someone she can’t have, and must decide what kind of person she wants to be. Prepare to lose an afternoon to the season’s first beach read, "a delicious romp of a debut featuring family crises galore."

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I Will Find You

By Harlan Coben

David Burroughs was once a devoted father to his three-year-old son Matthew. One fateful night he woke to discover Matthew had been murdered while David was asleep just down the hall. Half a decade later, David’s been wrongly accused and convicted of the murder, left to serve out his time in a maximum-security prison when he sees a strange photograph that makes it appear that Matthew is still alive. David plans a harrowing escape, but with his life on the line and the FBI following his every move, can David evade capture long enough to reveal the shocking truth?

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The Bandit Queens

By Parini Shroff

A young Indian woman falsely rumored to have killed her husband finds a way to make her unfortunate reputation surprisingly useful--but complications arise when other village women seek her help offing their husbands--in this provocative, razor-sharp debut.

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Empress of the Nile: The daredevil archaeologist who saved Egypt’s ancient temples from destruction

By Lynne Olson

The New York Times calls this the story of “the woman who gave Indiana Jones a run for his money.” In the 1960s, the world's attention was focused on a nail-biting race against time--an international campaign to save over a dozen ancient Egyptian temples from drowning in the floodwaters of the gigantic new Aswan High Dam. But the massive press coverage of this unprecedented rescue effort completely overlooked the feisty French archaeologist who made it all happen.

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Becoming Free Indeed:
My story of disentangling faith from fear

By Jinger Vuolo

Jinger shares how in her early twenties, a new family member—a brother-in-law who didn't grow up in the same tight-knit conservative circle as Jinger—caused her to examine her beliefs. He was committed to the Bible, but he didn't believe many of the things Jinger had always assumed were true. His influence, along with the help of a pastor named Jeremy Vuolo, caused Jinger to see that her life was built on rules, not God's Word.

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And There Was Light:
Abraham Lincoln and the American struggle

By Jon Meacham

A president who governed a divided country has much to teach us in a twenty-first-century moment of polarization and political crisis. Abraham Lincoln was president when implacable secessionists gave no quarter in a clash of visions inextricably bound up with money, power, race, identity, and faith. He was hated and hailed, excoriated and revered. In Lincoln we can see the possibilities of the presidency as well as its limitations.

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Waypoints: My Scottish journey

By Sam Heughan

In this intimate journey of self-discovery, Sam sets out along Scotland's rugged ninety-six-mile West Highland Way to map out the moments that shaped his views on dreams and ambition, family, friendship, love, and life. The result is a love letter to the wild landscape that means so much to him, full of charming, funny, wise, and searching insights into the world through his eyes.

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Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I love

By Mike Pompeo

This book "is not like most books by nakedly ambitious people preparing to run for president. It’s more interesting and more vicious. It’s a master class in the performative anger poisoning American politics." --Tim Weiner, The Washington Post

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The Aftermath: The last days of the baby boom and the future of power in America

By Philip Roth

A widely-read Washington Post columnist takes a deep dive into what the end of the baby boom means for American politics and economics. Philip Bump, a reporter as adept with a graph as with a paragraph, is popular for his ability to distill vast amounts of data into accessible stories. The Aftermath is a sweeping assessment of how the baby boom created modern America, and where power, wealth, and politics will shift as the boom ends.

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By Kate J. Armstrong

In Simta, the magic of women is outlawed, but four girls with unusual powers have the chance to change it all. The Nightbirds have the unique ability to gift their magic to others with a kiss. Magic--especially the magic of women--is outlawed and the city's religious sects would see them burned if discovered. Once their Season is through, they're each meant to marry a Great House lord and become mothers to the next generation of Nightbirds before their powers fade away. But Matilde, Aesa, and Sayer have other plans.

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The Bad Guys #17

By Aaron Blabey

OK. It's time to stop messin' around . . . In this book, the One IS going to be reunited with the Others. You ARE going to actually meet the REAL DREAD OVERLORD SPLAARGHÖN. And ONE CHARACTER is going to change EVERYTHING you thought you knew. They may look like Bad Guys, but these wannabe heroes are doing good deeds... whether you like it or not in this New York Times bestselling and hilarious illustrated series. Now a major motion picture.

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All My Rage

By Sabaa Tahir

A family extending from Pakistan to California deals with generations of young love, old regrets, and forgiveness. “Devastating, beautiful, heartbreaking, and healing.”

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Keeper of the Lost Cities

By Shannon Messenger

Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She is a Telepath, and has the power to hear the thoughts of everyone around her – something that she's never spoken about, even to her own family. But everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who also reads minds. She discovers there's somewhere she does belong, and staying where she is will put her in grave danger. There are secrets buried deep in Sophie's memory, secrets that other people desperately want. Would even kill for…

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