The library has acquired several new books over the last little while, and though demand for many of the titles is high there’s always room on the reserved list. Below is just a sampling of some of the titles that have been recently added, just waiting to be brought home.
In fiction, Cherie Priest’s “Fathom” offers up a dark taste of the supernatural. A departure from the author’s Eden More saga, “Fathom,” combines attempted murder, black magic, living statues, and immortality that starts in 1920s Florida. On a less supernatural but equally mysterious note, there’s “Last Post” by British suspense veteran Robert Barnard. The book follows a woman’s efforts to track a mysterious, controversial letter after the death of her mother.
Other new fiction books added to the shelves include the romance novels “Seaview Inn” by Sherryl Woods, “Mischief Becomes Her” by Kasey Michaels, and “Reflections and Dreams” by Nora Roberts.
In non-fiction, the library is marking the coming inauguration of president-elect Obama with a book about another president from Illinois, Eric Foner’s “Our Lincoln: New Perspectives on Lincoln and his World.” On a more personal note, the library also offers Jorge Ramos’s “The Gift of Time: Letters From a Father,” a collection Ramos wrote to his children including personal history and life lessons.
Other new non-fiction books include R.J. Ruppenthal’s “Fresh Food From Small Spaces: The Square Inch Gardener’s Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting,” Jon Meacham’s “American Lion: Andrew Jackson at the White House,” and Elizabeth McCracken’s memoir “An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination.”
For younger readers, the library recently acquired “The Runaway Dolls,” the third book in “The Doll People” series by well-known children’s author Ann M. Martin. The series looks at the world, and the adventures that can happen in it, as seen through the eyes of dolls.
Other children’s books that have newly found their way onto library shelves include Rob Kidd’s “Bold New Horizons,” the most recent book in a series following the teenage life of “Pirates of the Caribbean’s” Jack Sparrow. Also recently added are Kirsten Mayer’s “Meet Ahsoka Tano” and Gertrude Warner’s “The Mystery of the Traveling Tomatoes.”