New Books at the Library

November 9 (LP)

Author: Colleen Hoover

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist. Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon—and simultaneously his novel—be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak? Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.


It Ends With Us

Author: Colleen Hoover ( CD)

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up — she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.
Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place. As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan — her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

 

Hester 


Author: Laurie Lico Albanese

A vivid reimagining of the woman who inspired Hester Prynne, the tragic heroine of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter." Days after they've arrived in Salem, Isobel Gamble's husband abruptly joins a departing ship as a medic - leaving Isobel penniless and alone in a strange country, forced to make her way by any means possible. When she meets a young Nathaniel Hawthorne, the two are instantly drawn to each other. Together, they are a muse and a dark storyteller; the enchanter and the enchanted. But which is which?

 

The Art of Misadventure : The Outtakes and Mistakes of an Adventurous Photographer 

AuJoin Canadian photographer Dave Brosha as he lays out a touching recollection of a life off the beaten track with a dash of adventure, a dash of determination, a dash of humour, a dash of self-deprecation, and two dashes of ridiculous. Dave gives a no-holds-barred retelling of some of his grand (mis)adventures as one of Canada’s premier adventure photographers.

 

The Last Hill : The Epic Story of a Ranger Battalion and the Battle That Defined WWII 


Author: Bob Drury & Tom Clavin

hey were known as "Rudder's Rangers," the most elite and experienced attack unit the Army had. In December 1944, they would be the spearhead into Germany with the objective to take and hold Hill 400. The battle-hardened battalion had no idea that the German Volks-Grenadiers, who greatly outnumbered the Rangers, had been given the exact same orders. The clash of the two determined forces was one of the bloodiest and costly ones of World War II. This recount is filled with unforgettable action and characters - a gripping, finely detailed saga of what the survivors of the battalion would call "our longest day."

 

Marmee : A Novel of Little Women  [Large Print]


Author: Sarah Miller


In 1861, war is raging in the South, but in Concord, Massachusetts, Margaret March has her own battles to fight. With her husband serving as an army chaplain, the comfort and security of Margaret’s four daughters— Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—now rest on her shoulders alone. Money is tight and every month, her husband sends less and less of his salary with no explanation. Worst of all, Margaret harbors the secret that these financial hardships are largely her fault, thanks to a disastrous mistake made over a decade ago which wiped out her family’s fortune and snatched away her daughters’ chances for the education they deserve. Yet even with all that weighs upon her, Margaret longs to do more—for the war effort, for the poor, for the cause of abolition, and most of all, for her daughters. Living by her watchwords, “Hope and keep busy,” she fills her days with humdrum charity work to keep her worries at bay. All of that is interrupted when Margaret receives a telegram from the War Department, summoning her to her husband’s bedside in Washington, D.C. While she is away, her daughter Beth falls dangerously ill, forcing Margaret to confront the possibility that the price of her own generosity toward others may be her daughter’s life. A stunning portrait of the paragon of virtue known as Marmee, a wife left behind, a mother pushed to the brink, a woman with secrets.

 

Triple Cross : An Alex Cross Thriller 


Author: James Patterson

A methodical killer is targeting multigenerational families in and around Washington, DC - striking under cover of darkness, triggering no alarms, leaving no physical evidence of any kind. Alex isn't the only one investigating. Also on the case is a charismatic true-crime author who sees patterns the detectives miss. The writer calls "The Family Man" a perfect crime story. Alex knows there is no perfect crime - the investigation should never become the story. Unless the ending falls somewhere between fact and fiction.

 

A Heart Full of Headstones 


Author: Ian Rankin

 John Rebus stands accused: on trial for a crime that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life. Although it's not the first time the legendary detective has taken the law into his own hands, it might be the last.What drove a good man to cross the line? Or have times changed, and the rules with them? Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke faces Edinburgh's most explosive case in years, as a corrupt cop goes missing after claiming to harbour secrets that could sink the city's police force. But in this investigation, it seems all roads lead to Rebus - and Clarke's twin loyalties to the public and the police will be tested to their limit. A reckoning is coming - and John Rebus may be hearing the call for last orders...

 

Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine : Stephanie Plum Novel 


Author: Janet Evanovich

Monday mornings aren’t supposed to be fun, but they should be predictable. However, on this particular Monday, Stephanie Plum knows that something is amiss when she turns up for work at Vinnie’s Bail Bonds to find that longtime office manager Connie Rosolli, who is as reliable as the tides in Atlantic City, hasn’t shown up. Stephanie’s worst fears are confirmed when she gets a call from Connie’s abductor. He says he will only release her in exchange for a mysterious coin that a recently murdered man left as collateral for his bail. Unfortunately, this coin, which should be in the office—just like Connie—is nowhere to be found. The quest to discover the coin, learn its value, and save Connie will require the help of Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur, her best pal Lula, her boyfriend Morelli, and hunky security expert Ranger. As they get closer to unraveling the reasons behind Connie’s kidnapping, Connie’s captor grows more threatening and soon Stephanie has no choice but to throw caution to the wind, follow her instincts, and go rogue.

 

Look Both Ways

Author: Linwood Barclay

The media have descended on a small, isolated community that is the setting of a visionary experiment - the Arrival, a revolutionary autonomous vehicle. With a simple voice command, an Arrival will take you wherever you want to go - the future has arrived. As the celebratory day gets underway, disaster strikes. A visiting journalist has vanished, possibly murdered. Before long, the Arrivals run amok, no longer taking orders from their passengers. They're starting to organize. They're beginning to hunt. And they seem hell-bent on killing any human they encounter.

 

Desert Star : A Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch Novel 


Author: Michael Connelly

For years, Harry Bosch has been working a case that haunts him but that he hasn't been able to crack the murder of an entire family by a psychopath who still walks free. LAPD detective Renée Ballard makes Bosch an offer: come work with her as a volunteer investigator. The two must put aside old resentments to work together again and close in on a dangerous killer.

 

Clive Cussler's The Sea Wolves : An Isaac Bell Adventure 


Author: Jack Du Brul

Detective Isaac Bell finds himself in hot water in the latest adventure from the bestselling Clive Cussler series.