New Books

We are pleased to announce the following additions to our collection:

Adult non-fiction, large print:  The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis.  What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works?  After the 2016 election, similar stories played out across all departments:  President Trump’s appointees were few and far between, and those that showed up were shockingly uniformed.  Some threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them.  In this sea of confusion, still there are unsung heroes:  the public servants whose knowledge and dedication keep the machinery running.  Michael Lewis finds them, and asks them what keeps them up at night.

Adult non-fiction, regular print:  On Flowers by Kathryn Kleinman and Sara Slavin.  This is an exquisite, full-color volume that celebrates the wonder and beauty of flowers.  In arrangements by outstanding designers and in stunning photographs, this beautiful book presents imaginative worlds created from flowers—flowers contained in vases and wreaths, edible flowers for salads and garnishes, and fantasy designs of flowers as clothing and art.  A lyrical text explores the significance of flowers in literature, poetry, and everyday life, as well as practical information on the styling, handling, and care of flowers.  Included also are 20 delicious recipes such as Scented Geranium Muffins and Pasta with Wild Onion Flowers.

New Books and Toys

We are delighted to announce the following additions to our children’s collection:

Hush, Little Bunny by David Ezra Stein:  “Hush, Little Baby” is a lullaby that parents have sung to their children for generations.  Here, it has been reimagined, featuring an irresistible papa bunny and his little one.  This is a tender ode to unconditional love and the beauty of the natural world, perfect to share with your bunny.

Thank you, Omu! by Oge Mora:  Everyone in the neighborhood dreams of a taste of Omu’s delicious stew!  One by one, they follow their noses toward the scrumptious scent, and one by one, Omu offers a portion of her meal.  Soon the pot is empty.  Has she been so generous that she has nothing left for herself?  (“Omu”—pronounced AH-moo—is the Igbo term for “queen.”)  This is a heartwarming story of sharing and community.

Toys:  two different 3D brain-bender puzzles.

New Books

We are pleased to announce the following additions to our collection:

Adult fiction, large print:  James Lee Burke, New Iberia Blues (A Dave Robicheaux Novel); Lisa Jewell, Watching You; Amanda Quick, The Other Lady Vanishes; and Stuart Woods, A Delicate Touch (A Stone Barrington Novel).  These are terrific choices for our readers who like mysteries and thrillers.  New Iberia Blues:  The shocking death of a young woman leads Detective Robicheaux into the dark corners of Hollywood, the mafia, and the backwoods of Louisiana in this gripping mystery.  Watching You:  Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighborhoods in Bristol, England—not the sort of place where people are brutally murdered in their own kitchens.  The Other Lady Vanishes:  After escaping from a private sanitarium, Adelaide Blake is desperate to start over in 1930s California, in a seaside resort town frequented by Hollywood movers and shakers, where the most dazzling of illusions can’t hide the darkest secrets.  A Delicate Touch:  Stone Barrington uncovers a societal minefield in this exhilarating new adventure, a decades-old scandal involving numerous prominent New Yorkers who would prefer that the past stay buried.

Adult fiction, regular print:  Susan Anne Mason, Love’s Faithful Promise:  This novel completes the Courage to Dream trilogy; our library has the complete set.  When her mother suffers a stroke, medical student Deirdre O’Leary makes the difficult choice to put her career on hold to care for her.  She approaches Dr. Matthew Claiborne who is renowned for his amazing results with patients, but he is surly and uninterested in helping.  He is a widower devoted to his daughter, Phoebe.  When a health scare with Phoebe causes him to turn to Deirdre for help, a bargain is struck that includes his caring for Deirdre’s mother.