Here are a few of our New Titles
Here are a few of our New Titles
November 2021
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Just a Few New Titles at NCL



Agent Sonya: The Spy Next Door

By Ben Macintyre

Ben Macintyre has conjured a page-turning history of a legendary secret agent, a woman who influenced the course of the Cold War and helped plunge the world into a decades-long standoff between nuclear superpowers.

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A Town Called Solace

By Mary Lawson

The brilliant and emotionally radiant new novel from Mary Lawson, her first in nearly a decade. It cuts back and forth among unforgettable characters to uncover the layers of grief, remorse, and love that connect families, both the ones we’re born into and the ones we choose. A masterful, suspenseful and deeply humane novel by one of our great storytellers.

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By Jonathan Frazen

Crossroads is the first novel in Jonathan Franzen's A Key to All Mythologies. The trilogy tells the story of a Midwestern family across three generations, mirroring the preoccupations and dilemmas of the United States from the Vietnam War to the 2020s.

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By John Le Carré

In Silverview, John le Carré turns his focus to the world that occupied his writing for the past sixty years--the secret world itself. Julian Lawndsley has renounced his high-flying job in the city for a simpler life running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. But only a couple of months into his new career, Julian's evening is disrupted by a visit from a Polish émigré living in Silverview, the big house on the edge of town, who seems to know a lot about Julian's family and is rather too interested in the inner workings of his modest new enterprise.

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By Laurent Binet

An ambitious and highly entertaining novel of revisionist history by Laurent Binet, the author of the international bestseller HHhH.

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Foul Play (Stone Barrington, volume 59)

By Stuart Woods

Stone Barrington is nearing his New York City abode when he stumbles into trouble. As it turns out, a new client is in danger--and with both business and the safety of the city at stake, Stone has no choice but to get involved.

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The Darkness Knows

By Arnaldur Indridason

A frozen body is discovered in the icy depths of Langjökull glacier, apparently that of a businessman who disappeared thirty years before. Retired detective Konrad returns to the haunting cold case in The Darkness Knows by Arnaldur Indridason, the "undisputed King of the Icelandic thriller.”

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The Heron’s Cry

By Ann Cleeves

North Devon is enjoying a rare hot summer with tourists flocking to its coastline. Detective Matthew Venn is called out to a rural crime scene at the home of a group of artists. What he finds is an elaborately staged murder--Dr Nigel Yeo, an unlikely murder victim, has been fatally stabbed with a shard of one of his glassblower daughter's broken vases.  

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By Bob Woodward and Robert Costa

Bob Woodward and Robert Costa cover the end of the Trump presidency and the early months of the Biden presidency.

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The Heroine with 1,001 Faces

By Maria Tatar

World-renowned folklorist Maria Tatar reveals an astonishing but long buried history of heroines, taking us from Cassandra and Scheherazade to Nancy Drew and Wonder Woman. How do we explain our newfound cultural investment in empathy and social justice?

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Killers on the Mountain: Wilderness First Aid and Lore

By Wayne Smart

Killers on the Mountain covers wilderness first aid and lore related to snakebite, acute mountain sickness, lightning, avalanche, and hypothermia. This is a book about some bad things that can happen to you in the mountains - things that can kill you, in fact. Other books covering wilderness first aid usually hit only the high points. 

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Young Adult 

Little Thieves

By Margaret Owen

Vanja Schmidt knows that no gift is freely given, not even a mother's love--and she's on the hook for one hell of a debt. Vanja, the adopted goddaughter of Death and Fortune, was Princess Gisele's dutiful servant up until a year ago. That was when Vanja's otherworldly mothers demanded a terrible price for their care, and Vanja decided to steal her future back... by stealing Gisele's life for herself.

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Sapiens: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1)

A Graphic History
By Yuval Noah Harari

The first volume of the graphic adaptation of Yuval Noah Harari's smash #1 New York Times and international bestseller recommended by President Barack Obama and Bill Gates, with gorgeous full-color illustrations and concise, easy to comprehend text for adult and young adult readers alike.

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Children & Young Readers

Robo-Motion: robots that move like animals

By Linda Zajac

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a . . . robot hummingbird? Meet robots inspired by animals that are racing through water like sharks, climbing walls like geckos, flying through the sky like honeybees, and more.

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New in Town

By Kevin Cornell

The people of Puddletrunk are accustomed to their bridge collapsing and being rebuilt by Mortimer Gulch--when they provide funds and labor--but a newcomer to town may have a better idea.

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Crowbar: the smartest bird in the world

By Jean Craighead George

A child rescues a young crow that has fallen out of his nest during a storm, then tries to prove to Sis that Crowbar is a very smart bird.

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Circle Under Berry

By Carter Higgins

It's a puzzle. It's a read-aloud. It's a Rubik's cube on paper. This striking, delightfully different exploration of shape, color, and patterns redefines what a picture book can be. Read it once, read it ten times; see something new every time. An elegant and simple approach to explorations of profound depth, this enigmatic, thought-provoking concept book shows young readers that everything in the world can be seen from infinite perspectives.

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