Monday, April 6, 2015

Titles to Watch for This Week: April 5 - 11, 2015

New Adult Fiction customers may be asking about this week:

Bittersweet by Susan Wittig Albert - next book in the China Bayles mysteries, with the title character teaming up with an old friend in South Texas to solve a murder and theft dealing with drones and deer-breeding

Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo - a gritty, complex stand-alone thriller from the author of the Harry Hole series, narrated by Olaf, a compassionate 'hit man' in 1970s Oslo

Emma: a Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith - an upbeat love story which follows Emma Woodhouse who decides she, being a new college graduate, is just the person to take control of her friends 'messed-up' lives

The Grace of Kings by Ken Lui - "the first book in this epic series, tells the story of two men who become friends through rebelling against tyranny and then turn against each other in defense of irreconcilable ideals" (NoveList)

Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova - the moving story of Joe, a cop, husband and father of four who learns he has Huntington's Disease; a HOT pick with library staff from this month's ARCs Around the Library

Miracle at Augusta by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge - a heartwarming story of a suddenly famous golf amateur, fearful his own success, takes on a troubled teen with a natural golf swing

Miss Julia Lays Down the Law by Ann B. Ross - Ross adds another amusing title to her homespun, cozy mystery series with Miss Julia trying to solve the murder of a stuck-up new comer

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan - a delightful, first person narrative chick lit novel of a British prince who fall in love with an American; an April LibraryReads pick

Some new Adult Nonfiction releases:

Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris - "... laugh-out-loud descriptions of some of the most common and vexing errors in language and usage, drawing on examples from classic literature and pop culture while sharing anecdotes from her work with celebrated writers." (NoveList)

Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Real West by Bill O'Reilly and David Fisher - an eye-opening, companion  to O'Reilly's PBS documentary which tells the truth about what really happened in the Old West

Billy Martin: Baseball's Flawed Genius by Bill Pennington - the definitive biography of former New York Yankees manager Billy Martin for Baseball fans of all ages

The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower - entertaining, historical anecdotes from the lives of those who serve the First Family with stories from the Kennedy's to the Obama's;


And a new Young Adult title:

Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins - a teen urban Fantasy "for readers who like their paranormal action swirling with humor, pathos, dark arts, and fashion commentary." (Booklist); sequel to 2014's Rebel Belle

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