» Archive for August, 2017

Fredrik Backman-Beartown

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today.   c. 2016

Mary Higgins Clark-All by myself, alone (Alvirah & Willy)

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

A glamorous cruise on a luxurious ocean liner turns deadly… Celia Kilbride, a gems and jewellery expert meets an eighty-six-year-old Lady Emily Haywood – the owner of a priceless emerald necklace that she intends to leave to a museum after the cruise. But three days out to sea Lady Emily is found dead – with the necklace missing. And the list of suspects is large and growing. Celia sets out to find the killer, not realizing that she has put herself in mortal danger before the ship reaches its final destination…c. 2017

John Sandford-Golden prey (Lucas Davenport; #27)

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Thanks to some veryinfluential people whose lives he saved, Lucas is no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, but for the U.S. Marshals Service, and with unusual scope. He gets to pick his own cases, whatever they are, wherever they lead him.
And where they’ve led him this time is into real trouble. A Biloxi, Mississippi, drug-cartel counting house gets robbed, and suitcases full of cash disappear, leaving behind five bodies, including that of a six-year-old girl.   c. 2017

Jennifer Gordon Sattler-Frankie the blankie

Friday, August 25th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Product DetailsMeet Doris the Gorilla and her blankie, Frankie. They do everything together, until one day a fellow jungle mate suggests that blankies are for babies! What will Doris do? She tries to give Frankie up, but life without Frankie just isn’t the same. She tries to disguise him, but Frankie as a hankie is way too risky when she meets an elephant with the sniffles. How will Doris find a way to keep Frankie a part of her life?  c. 2016

R. W. Alley-Annabelle at the South Pole

Friday, August 25th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Product DetailsAnnabelle is trapped inside on a cold, wintry afternoon with her brothers and sister. When they won’t stop pestering her, she sets off into the snowy backyard in search of adventure, and soon finds herself at the South Pole in the company of an abominable (but adorable) snowman.    c. 2016

R.W. Alley-Mitchell on the moon

Friday, August 25th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

It’s Halloween, and Mitchell’s littlest sister, Gretchen, looks up at the moon and sees that part of it is missing. Gretchen’s other siblings, Annabelle and Clark, scornfully tell her that the moon is just hiding behind some clouds, but Mitchell indulges her and sets out to save the moon. A humorous and slightly scary fantasy ensues before the four children set off for trick-or-treating.

c. 2016

Jenny Lundquist-The charming life of Izzy Malone

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Izzy Malone, a spunky girl who wants to be part of an elite rowing club, must first attend a very unique charm school. Izzy isn’t your typical sixth grader. The stars are her only friends, and after only a month of middle school she’s already set the record for the most trips to the Principal’s office. The only place Izzy feels at peace is when she’s on the open water, and more than anything else, she wants to become a member of the Dandelion Paddlers, her school’s competitive rowing club. When Izzy’s antics land her in hot water, her parents enroll her in Mrs. Whippie’s Charm School.  c. 2017


Lisa McMann-Dragon captives (Unwanted quests: #1)

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Identical twins Fifer and Thisbe Stowe have amazing yet uncontrollable magical abilities. They’re naturally more gifted than even their brother, Alex, the head mage of Artime, could hope to be. But when they accidentally use their magic in the jungle of Artime to strike down a beloved creature, Alex is furious, and threatens to lock them away until they can learn to control their power.   c .2017

Amy Ephron-The castle in the mist (Castle in the mist; #1)

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Tess and her brother, Max, are sent for the summer to their aunt’s sleepy village in the English countryside, where excitement is as rare as a good Wi-Fi signal. So when Tess stumbles upon an old brass key that unlocks an ornately carved gate attached to a strangely invisible wall, she jumps at the chance for adventure. And the world beyond the gate doesn’t disappoint. She finds rose gardens, a maze made of hedges, and a boy named William who is just as lonely as she is.  But at William’s castle, strange things begin to happen.  c. 2017

Michael Connelly-The late show (Renee Ballard; #1)

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Renee Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she’s been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn’t want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting.        c. 2017