New BOOK Day!

It’s a warm July day and you might just be looking for some NEW BOOKS and Movies. If so, you are in luck!  Here are the New Books and Movies just added to our Jackson collection! Follow the link to the title/s you are interested in, log in to your Koha account, and place a hold!  You can also email us at staff@jacksonlibrary.org or leave a message at 603-383-9731. We’ll get them to you as quickly as we can.  You are welcome to place holds on the backordered items as well. Enjoy!

Adult Fiction:

All Adults Here (backordered and now available!) by Emma Straub. “Literary sunshine.” “The queen of the summer novel.” And a page turner on top of all that!

Deacon King Kong by James McBride. “James McBride, author of the National Book Award winning The Good Lord Bird and the beloved memoir The Color of Water, has written a propulsive and comic neighborhood epic set in the 1960s with a cast of characters that are beguiling, boozed-filled, and larger than life.”

Hid From Our Eyes by Julia Spencer-Fleming. “New York Times bestseller Julia Spencer-Fleming returns to her beloved Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne mystery series with new crimes that span decades.”

Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs. "A wonderful exploration of the past and the future and, most importantly, of what it means to be present in the here and now.  Full of the love of words, the love of family, and the love of falling in love.”

Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen by Dexter Palmer. “In 1726, in the town of Godalming, England, a woman confounded the nation’s medical community by giving birth to seventeen rabbits. This astonishing true story is the basis for Dexter Palmer’s stunning, powerfully evocative new novel.”

One Last Lie  (backordered and now available!) by Paul Doiron. “The disappearance of Mike Bowditch’s beloved mentor reveals an ominous connection to a 15-year-old cold case” in this thriller.

The Order by Daniel Silva. “From Daniel Silva, the internationally acclaimed #1 New York Times–bestselling author, comes a riveting new thriller featuring art restorer and legendary spy Gabriel Allon.”

Fiction on Backorder but you can place your holds for them now!

28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand. “Based on the classic film Same Time Next Year, 28 Summers explores the agony and romance of a one-weekend-per-year affair and the dramatic ways this relationship complicates and enriches their lives, and the lives of the people they love.”

Camino Winds by John Grisham. “"Welcome back to Camino Island, where anything can happen - even a murder in the midst of a hurricane, which might prove to be the perfect crime.”

The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty. “The final chapter in the bestselling, critically acclaimed Daevabad Trilogy, in which a con-woman and an idealistic djinn prince join forces to save a magical kingdom from a devastating civil war.”

The Guest List by Lucy Foley. “A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie”

Hideaway by Nora Roberts. “Reading Hideaway is like a mini vacation, as Roberts transports you from the sun-drenched mountains of Big Sur to the rolling hills of Ireland to the bustling streets of New York City."

The Mountains Wild by Sarah Stewart Taylor. "With its evocative Dublin setting, lyrical prose, tough but sympathetic heroine, and a killer twist in the plot, Sarah Stewart Taylor's The Mountains Wild should top everyone's must-read lists this year!" 

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.  "The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities.”

Adult Nonfiction:

Beauty in the Breaking by Michele Harper. "A series of connected personal stories drawn from the author's life and work as an ER doctor that explores how we are all broken--physically, emotionally, and psychically--and what we can do to heal ourselves as we try to heal others"--

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. “Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other.”

Our Time is Now by Stacey Abrams. This book “draws on extensive research from national organizations and renowned scholars, as well as anecdotes from [Abram’s] life and others’ who have fought throughout our country’s history for the power to be heard.”

The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir by John Bolton. "John Bolton served as National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump for 519 days. A seasoned public servant who had previously worked for Presidents Reagan, Bush #41, and Bush #43, Bolton brought to the administration thirty years of experience in international issues and a reputation for tough, blunt talk. In his memoir, he offers a substantive and factual account of his time in the room where it happened." 

The Rural Diaries (backordered and now available) by Hilarie Burton Morgan.  “Hilarie Burton Morgan, tells the story of leaving Hollywood for a radically different kind of life in upstate New York with her husband Jeffrey Dean Morgan—a celebration of community, family, and the value of hard work in small town America.”

Nonfiction on Backorder but you can place holds on them now!

Entangled Life: How fungi make out worlds, change our minds & shape our futures by Merlin Shedrake. “Living at the border between life and non-life, fungi use diverse cocktails of potent enzymes and acids to disassemble some of the most stubborn substances on the planet, turning rock into soil and wood into compost, allowing plants to grow.” “ A mind-bending journey into the hidden universe of fungi.” 

Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad. "When Layla Saad began an Instagram challenge called #meandwhitesupremacy, she never predicted it would become a cultural movement. She encouraged people to own up and share their racist behaviors, big and small. She was looking for truth, and she got it…”

Notes on a Silencing by Lacy Crawford. “A ‘powerful and scary and important and true’ memoir of a young woman's struggle to regain her sense of self after trauma, and the efforts by a powerful New England boarding school to silence her---at any cost.”

White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism by Robin Diangelo. “The value in White Fragility lies in its methodical, irrefutable exposure of racism in thought and action, and its call for humility and vigilance.”

Young Adult Fiction:

The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones. “Equal parts classic horror novel and original fairytale, The Bone Houses will have you spellbound from the very first page.”

Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds.  “From National Book Award finalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all the different directions kids’ walks home can take. This story was going to begin like all the best stories. With a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen. They were all too busy—.”

Children’s Books

Hazardous Tales #9: Major Impossible: A Grand Canyon Tale by Nathan Hale. “Explore the Grand Canyon with John Wesley Powell in the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series!”

I Am Enough (backordered and now available) by Grace Byers (picture book). “A lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another.”

Look Up With Me - Neil deGrasse Tyson: a life among the stars (backordered and now available) by Jennifer Berne (children’s nonfiction picture book). “An inspiring, interesting, picture biography of a living legend... great for a read aloud.“

The Three Billy Goats Buenos by Susan Middleton Elya (picture book). “Humor abounds in this masterfully-bilingual twist on "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" that dares to ask the question: why is that troll so grumpy anyway?”

On Backorder:

Best Friends by Shannon Hale (graphic novel). “Follow your heart. Find your people.”

Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare Lezotte (juvenile fiction). “Deaf author and librarian Ann Clare LeZotte weaves a riveting Own Voices story inspired by the true history of a thriving deaf community on Martha's Vineyard in the early 19th century.”

NEW DVDs (these are not yet cataloged, but we’re working in it!)

Dark Waters:Inspired by a shocking true story, DARK WATERS centers around a rising lawyer who uncovers the dark secret that lies beneath the surface of a small town. Launching a heroic one-man crusade to take on a powerful corporation, he risks everything — his future, his family and his own life –to expose the truth.”

The Etruscan Smile: “Rory MacNeil is a rugged old Scotsman who reluctantly leaves his beloved isolated Hebridean island for San Francisco to seek medical treatment. Moving in with his estranged son, Rory's life will be unexpectedly transformed through a newly found love for his baby grandson.”

Just Mercy:A powerful and thought provoking true story, “Just Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansle.”

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