Tracie Peterson-Beyond the silence

October 19th, 2016 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Lillian Porter has always wanted to fulfill her mother’s dream of going west, so when she hears about a nanny position in Angels Camp, California, she defies her grandfather and takes a chance on a new future. But she quickly wonders if she made the right choice. There are rumors in town that her new employer, Woodward Colton, caused the death of his wife. This accusation doesn’t match the man Lillian comes to know. c 2016

Colson Whitehead-The underground railroad

October 14th, 2016 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North.  c. 2016

Rosamund Lupton-The quality of silence

October 14th, 2016 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Yasmin, a beautiful astrophysicist, and her precocious deaf daughter, Ruby, arrive in a remote part of Alaska to be told that Ruby’s father, Matt, has been the victim of a catastrophic accident. Unable to accept his death as truth, Yasmin and Ruby set out into the hostile winter of the Alaskan tundra in search of answers. But as a storm closes in, Yasmin realizes that a very human danger may be keeping pace with them.   c. 2015

Stuart Woods-Scandalous behavior (Stone Barrington; #36)

October 14th, 2016 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

After a series of nonstop adventures, Stone Barrington is eager for some peace and quiet in a rustic British setting. But no sooner does he land in England than he’s beset by an outrageous demand from a beautiful lady, and an offer he can’t refuse.  Unfortunately, Stone quickly learns that his new acquisition comes with some undesired strings attached – namely, a deadly mystery involving the complex relationships of the local gentry, and a relentless adversary who raises the stakes with every encounter.   c. 2016

Alyssa Maxwell-Murder at Rough Point (Gilded Newport mystery; #4)

October 14th, 2016 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

As the nineteenth century draws to a close,Fancies and Fashion reporter Emma Cross is sent by the Newport Observer to cover an elite house party at Rough Point, a “cottage” owned by her distant cousin Frederick Vanderbilt that has been rented as an artist retreat. To her surprise, the illustrious guests include her estranged Bohemian parents – recently returned from Europe – as well as a variety of notable artists, including author Edith Wharton.  But when one of the artists is discovered dead at the bottom of a cliff, Rough Point becomes anything but a house of mirth.  c. 2016

Maeve Binchy/ A few of the girls

October 14th, 2016 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

A new collection of stories previously unpublished in the United States by beloved and best-selling author Maeve Binchy Maeve Binchy’s best-selling novels not only tell wonderful stories, they also show that while times change, people often remain the same: they fall in love, sometimes unsuitably; they have hopes and dreams; they have deep, long-standing friendships, and others that fall apart.   c. 2016

Alan Bradley-Thrice the brinded cat hath mew’d (Flavia de Luce; #8)

October 14th, 2016 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

In spite of being ejected from Miss Bodycote’s Female Academy in Canada, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is excited to be sailing home to England. But instead of a joyous homecoming, she is greeted on the docks with unfortunate news: Her father has fallen ill, and a hospital visit will have to wait while he rests. But with Flavia’s blasted sisters and insufferable cousin underfoot, Buckshaw now seems both too empty – and not empty enough.   c. 2016

James Patterson-Bullseye (Michael Bennett; #9)

October 12th, 2016 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

As the most powerful men on earth gather in New York for a meeting of the UN, Detective Michael Bennett receives intelligence warning that there will be an assassination attempt on the US president. Even more shocking, the intelligence suggests that the Russian government could be behind the plot. Tensions between America and Russia are the highest they’ve been since the Cold War, but this would be an escalation no one could have expected.   c. 2016

Susan Wiggs-Family tree

October 12th, 2016 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Sometimes the greatest dream starts with the smallest element. A single cell, joining with another. And then dividing. And just like that, the world changes. Annie Harlow knows how lucky she is. The producer of a popular television cooking show, she loves her handsome husband and the beautiful Los Angeles home they share. And now, she’s pregnant with their first child. But in an instant, her life is shattered. And when Annie awakes from a yearlong coma, she discovers that time isn’t the only thing she’s lost.  c. 2016

Noah Hawley-Before the fall

October 12th, 2016 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Down-on-his-luck artist Scott Burroughs would usually take the ferry back to New York from Martha’s Vineyard, but he is unexpectedly offered a spare seat on the Bateman family’s private jet. Then just minutes after take-off, the plane crashes into the ocean and of the eight passengers and three crew, only Scott and the Batemans’ small son, JJ, are left alive.  Who else was on the plane? Was there a bomb, a missile? Who is Scott Burroughs? c. 2016