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February 26, 2024 - New Arrivals

Updated: Apr 17

Adult Fiction

The Corsican Shadow by Dirk Cussler.

In May 1940, as the German army blitzes Europe and Parisians flee their city, the chief curator of the Musée de l'Armée is ordered to get a mysterious piece of cargo out of the country. When he arrives at the port of Le Havre and learns that his intended ship has been sunk, he places the object on a decrepit steamer that sails out under German fire. In the present day, National Underwater and Marine Agency Director Dirk Pitt is on a diving expedition in the English Channel when he discovers a cache of uncut diamonds on a shipwreck. When the diamonds are stolen, Pitt and the NUMA agency find themselves up against a murderous cabal that soon reveals far more destructive plans than mere theft. Vital water treatment facilities around the globe are being targeted--placing the world's population in grave peril. From the shadow of the Eiffel Tower to the depths of the Irish Sea to the islands of the Caribbean, only Dirk Pitt and his children, Summer and Dirk Jr., can locate the treasure that will preserve the soul of a nation...and save the world from catastrophe.

 

My American Friend by Andreï Makine.

Siberia, early seventies. The narrator, a thirteen-year-old orphan, saves Vardan, a young Armenian boy, from discrimination and being attacked by fellow Soviet students in their schoolyard. A friendship is born. When Vardan brings him home, the narrator enters a world of Armenian families living in the periphery of a prison where their husbands, sons, and fathers are detained. It is there, in the warmth of their home, that the narrator meets courage, love, and dignity--all of which will mark him for the rest of his life. At first, only Vardan's mysterious attacks of fever and pain, diagnosed simply as the "Armenian disease," can separate the friends. But then an act of child's play is suspected by the regime as aiding in an escape attempt from one of the nearby camps.

 

The Proof of the Pudding by Rhys Bowen.

Georgie, back home at her estate in Eynsleigh, impatiently awaits the birth of her baby. But she has plenty to occupy her- her new chef, Pierre, has arrived from Paris, and Sir Hubert, who owns Eynsleigh, is back from his latest expedition. It's time for Georgie to throw her first house party to celebrate his return and show off her new chef. The dinner party is a smashing success. Sir Mortimer Mordred-famous author of creepy Gothic horror novels-is one of the guests. He recently purchased a nearby Elizabethan manor nearby because it has a famous poison garden. After the dinner, Sir Mortimer approaches Georgie and asks to borrow her new chef for his upcoming party, and Georgie and Darcy, her dashing husband, are invited! The tour of the poison garden is fascinating, as is Sir Mortimer's laboratory. Shockingly, just after the banquet several of the guests become sick. And one dies, apparently poisoned by berries from the garden. But how could this be when they all ate the same meal and the same delectable dessert? Georgie has to find the culprit to save her new chef and her own reputation-all before her bundle of joy arrives!

 

Adult Non-Fiction

Leases and Rental Agreements by Ann O’Connell.

If you rent out residential real estate, you need to create documents that are legally valid where your rental property is located. Every state has its own rules when it comes to what landlords must include in their leases, and generic forms don't tell you what you need to know. Not only does this book contain instructions on how to tailor your rental documents to your state's laws, it also gives you customizable versions of key rental forms you need.

 

Crystal Magic for the Modern Witch by Devin Hunter.

Drawing on almost thirty years of experience, Devin shares detailed advice on the best crystals for protection, well-being, magical success, and psychic abilities. He reveals the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of each stone as well as what element, tarot card, affirmation, plants, and planets are associated with it. In addition to dozens of spells and workings, this stunning book covers cleansing methods, divination techniques, crystal spirits, and much more.

 

Easy/Juvenile/Young Adult/Graphic Novel

Super Rooster Saves the Day by Maureen Wright.  E

Ralph the rooster has big dreams of becoming a superhero. But the other farm animals aren't so sure--except for Rosie the pig, that is. She's Ralph's best friend, and she believes in him. As Ralph and Rosie hang around the farm, there are just no opportunities to be a superhero and save the day...until the farmer turns on the radio, and the "Chicken Dance" song starts playing. POW-WOW! Suddenly it seems that Ralph may have some super powers after all...or does he?

 

The Hugely-Wugely Spider by Ethan T. Berlin.  E

The Hugely-Wugely Spider went up the water spout, well not really, because he wasn't invited by the other spiders. And maybe because his size was bit of an issue . . . But that didn't stop him from trying. The Itsy-Bitsy Spider and his friends get into a bind when down comes the rain and threatens to wash them out, and only the Hugely-Wugely Spider can save them. With his quick thinking and huge thorax, Hugely-Wugely clogs the drain and saves the day.



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