We were delighted, surprised, and blessed to have another giant round of anonymous wishlist buying. 17 books came in for us! We filled in some gaps in our Magic Tree House series since a few families are working their way through them. This person (I assume it’s one person) has spent hundreds over the last year on books for our collection. I have no idea who it is. If you happen to read this, kind soul, please know what an enormous gift you have provided your community and how utterly grateful we are. We (really, more than one of us) have been moved to tears as the packages arrive. Thank you.
- New Fiction
- Overkill by Ted Bell. Find it soon at F BEL.
- Dictionary stories by Jez Burrows. Find it soon at F BUR.
- The pope of Palm Beach by Tim Dorsey. Find it at F DOR.
- The trespasser by Tana French. Find it at F FRE.
- Too close to breathe by Olivia Kiernan. Find it at F KIE.
- The outsider by Stephen King. Find it after May 22 at F KIN.
- Copper River by William Kent Krueger. We are slowly building up our collection of this popular series. Find it at F KRU.
- Love and ruin by Paula McLain. Based on the life of Ernest Hemingway and by the same author as Circling the Sun. Find it soon at F MCC.
- The color of love by Sharon Sala. Find it soon at F SAL.
- Barbed wire heart by Tess Sharpe. Find it at F SHA.
- New Nonfiction
- Educated : a memoir by Tara Westover. Find it at 270 WES.
- No more mean girls : the secret to raising strong, confident, and compassionate girls by Katie Hurley. Find it at 306.874 HUR*.
- Natural causes : an epidemic of wellness, the certainty of dying, and killing ourselves to live longer by Barbara Ehrenreich. Find it soon at 306.9 EHR.
- Native and naturalized trees of New England and adjacent Canada by Richard M DeGraaf. Find it at 582.16 DEG*.
- The truth about animals : stoned sloths, lovelorn hippos, and other tales from the wild side of wildlife by Lucy Cooke. Find it soon at 590.2 COO.
- Modern Essentials : A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils . Find it at 615.32 MOD.
- Frozen Lives: Karl and Anna Kuerner, Andrew Wyeth’s Iconic Couple by LuLynne Streeter. Find it at 759.13 STR.
- Agatha Christie : a mysterious life by Laura Thompson. Find it at 823.91 THO.
- The girl with seven names : a escape from North Korea by Hyeonseo Lee. Find it at 951.93 LEE.
- Directorate S : the C.I.A. and America’s secret wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Steve Coll. Find it at 958.104 COL.
- New in the Children’s Room
- The fall of Freddie the leaf by Leo F Buscaglia. Find it at E BUS*.
- The rabbit listened by Cori Doerrfeld. Find it at E DOE*.
- Stolen words by Melanie Florence. Find it at E FLO*.
- Yo soy Muslim by Mark Gonzales. Find it at E GON*.
- Be nice to the weather guy by Josh Judge. Find it at HOLIDAY E JUD.
- The antlered ship by Dashka Slater. Find it at E SLA*.
- Trio by Andrea Wisnewski. Find it at E WIS*.
- Fancy day in room 1-A by Jane O’Connor. Find it at ER OCO.
- Drama by Raina Telgemeier. Find it at GN TEL.
- Ranger in Time: D-Day by Kate Messner. Find it at jF MES.
- Soccer on Sunday by Mary Pope Osborne. Find it at jF OSB*.
- Sunset of the Sabertooth by Mary Pope Osborne. Find it at jF OSB*.
- Earthquake in the early morning by Mary Pope Osborne. Find it at jF OSB*.
- Balto of the Blue Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne. Find it at jF OSB*.
- High time for heroes by Mary Pope Osborne. Find it at jF OSB*.
- Shadow of the shark by Mary Pope Osborne. Find it at jF OSB*.
- Night of the ninth dragon by Mary Pope Osborne. Find it at jF OSB*.
- Completely Clementine by Sara Pennypacker. Find it at jF PEN.
- Jasmine the present fairy by Daisy Meadows. Find it at jSeries Rainbow Magic.
- Esther the kindness fairy by Daisy Meadows. Find it at jSeries Rainbow Magic.
- Leonardo da Vinci by Mary Pope Osborne. Find it at MAKE j709.2 OSB.
- The triumphant tale of the house sparrow by Jan Thornhill. Find it at ANIMALS j598.8 THO.
- Dolphins and sharks by Mary Pope Osborne. Find it at MARINE j599.53 OSB.
- Space by Will Osborne. Find it at SPACE j520 OSB.
- Pirates by Will Osborne. Find it at WORLD j910.4 OSB.
- New Movies
- American folk. Find it at DVD AME.
- Outlander. Season 3. Find it at DVD OUT 3.
- Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. Find it at DVD PRO.
- Wonder. Find it at DVD WON*.
- Ferdinand. Find it at jDVD FER.
This month I read Chris Bohjalian’s new title, The Flight Attendant and our own Lisa Gardner’s Find Her for book group. With a body count, neither is my usual material. They were dark and upsetting, but illuminated a world that I do not know. Having listened to Lisa discuss her writing process and why she writes thrillers, I have a new perspective on them that appeals to me in a different way. I’m looking forward to reading another of Lisa’s.
I have just started a supernatural, historic fiction which is much lighter and I admit I am enjoying the emotional break! Things are busy as usual around here. Our Interlibrary Loan system is still unavailable so we are continuing to beg patience from you as the State Library continues the process of replacing it.
All the best to you my sunshiney friends.
* = Gift from our Amazon Wishlist.