Four County Library System Audio Book Circuit

August 18th, 2015 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

The Audio Circuit is a collection of audio books offered by the Four County Library System. These 45 titles rotate through the libraries and will change in November 2015.

 

  • Malala Yousafzai-I am Malala
  • Maggie Stiefvater-Sinner
  • John Sandford-Field of prey
  • Denise Mina-The red road
  • Linda Fairstein-Terminal City
  •  …..and more.

 

August 12th, 2015 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo. It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him.   c. 2013

JoAnn Ross-Castaway Cove (Shelter Bay; #6)

August 12th, 2015 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Single dad Mac Culhane has traveled to some of the world’s most dangerous war zones, but now he and his young daughter have settled in Shelter Bay, where he’s become the late-night DJ for the local radio station. The last thing he expects is to connect over the airwaves with a caller named Annie.  c. 2013

William C. Davis-Crucible of command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee-the war they fought, the peace they forged

August 12th, 2015 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Product DetailsThey met in person only four times, yet these two men—Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee—determined the outcome of America’s most divisive war and cast larger-than-life shadows over their reunited nation. They came from vastly different backgrounds: Lee from a distinguished family of waning fortunes; Grant, a young man on the make in a new America. Differing circumstances colored their outlooks on life: Lee, the melancholy realist; Grant, the incurable optimist. Then came the Civil War that made them both commanders of armies, leaders of men, and heroes to the multitudes of Americans then and since who rightfully place them in the pantheon of our greatest soldiers.  c. 2014

Alyssa Maxwell-Murder at Marble House (Gilded Newport Mystery; #2)

August 12th, 2015 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

With the dawn of the twentieth century on the horizon, the fortunes of the venerable Vanderbilt family still shine brightly in the glittering high society of Newport, Rhode Island. But when a potential scandal strikes, the Vanderbilts turn to cousin and society page reporter Emma Cross to solve a murder and a disappearance. . .  c. 2014

Arlo Crawford-A farm dies once a year: a memoir

August 1st, 2015 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

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An intimate, gorgeously observed memoir about family and farming that forms a powerful lesson in the hard-earned risks that make life worth living.  The summer he was thirty-one, Arlo Crawford returned home for the summer harvest at New Morning Farm–seventy-five acres tucked in a hollow in south-central Pennsylvania where his parents had been growing organic vegetables for almost forty years. Like many summers before, Arlo returned to the family farm’s familiar rhythms–rise, eat, bend, pick, sort, sweat, sleep. But this time he was also there to change his direction, like his father years ago.  c. 2014

Anita Shreve-Rescue

August 1st, 2015 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

A rookie paramedic pulls a young woman alive from her totaled car, a first rescue that begins a lifelong tangle of love and wreckage. Sheila Arsenault is a gorgeous enigma–streetwise and tough-talking, with haunted eyes, fierce desires, and a never-look-back determination. Peter Webster, as straight an arrow as they come, falls for her instantly and entirely. Soon Sheila and Peter are embroiled in an intense love affair, married, and parents to a baby daughter. Like the crash that brought them together, it all happened so fast.   c. 2010

David Baldacci-Memory man

August 1st, 2015 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Amos Decker is a former professional football player whose career was ended by a terrible hit. Now a police detective, Amos is still haunted by a side effect from the accident he can never forget. One night Decker comes home from a stakeout to find his wife, young daughter and brother-in-law horrifically murdered. Obviously scarred and nearly broken, Decker has to use his skills as a detective and his unusual brain capacity to try and catch the monster who killed his family.  c. 2015

Paula Hawkins-The girl on the train

August 1st, 2015 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.  c. 2015

Harper Lee-Go set a watchman

July 29th, 2015 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

A historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.  Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.  Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch – Scout – struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.  c. 2015