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July 8, 2024 - New Arrivals

July 8, 2024

Adult Fiction

The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck by Kylie Scott.

"'Be quiet and listen: He is cheating on you. You will be passed over for the promotion. The winning numbers are 5-8-12-24-39-43. The name of your soulmate is Alistair George Arthur Lennox. And I'm very sorry to tell you this, but you will die next Sunday.' When Lilah Goodluck saves the life of Good Witch Willow as they're crossing a busy L.A. street, the last thing she expects is five unwanted predictions as a reward. Who gives someone the winning lotto numbers then tells them they've only got a week to live? And who believes in that nonsense anyway? But when the first three predictions come true within twenty-four hours, Lilah's disbelief turns to mild panic. She's further horrified when she nearly runs a car off the road that belongs to Alistair Lennox, who just happens to be the illegitimate son of the British king. While Alistair is intrigued by her preposterous story, Lilah is adamant about resisting the heat between her and the playboy prince. If she denies he's her soulmate, then the last prediction can't come true, right? As the days count down, they become maybe friends . . . and then maybe more. But between the relentless paparazzi and some disapproving royals, finding time for love isn't easy, especially when her days may be numbered."-- Provided by publisher.

 

Windsong Manor by Julie Wright.

"The London Countryside, 1820. Eleanora Coventry comes from a life of title and privilege, but even that isn't enough to prevent her from being wed at sixteen to a controlling and dismissive husband. So when she finds herself a widow at only twenty-six, the idea of choosing her own path forward both thrills and terrifies her. She knows how to be a daughter and a wife, but she has no idea how to be Eleanora. She moves her son and daughter to her late husband's country estate, where she meets Ridley Ellis, the young stable master, and a favorite among the staff at Windsong Manor. He is ruggedly handsome, but also kind, and Eleanora finds herself drawn to him. There is only one problem: Eleanora has a title, and Ridley does not."-- Provided by publisher

 

Summer Reading by Jenn McKinlay.

"For Samantha Gale, a summer on Martha's Vineyard at her family's tiny cottage was supposed to be about resurrecting her career as a chef, until she's tasked with chaperoning her half-brother, Tyler. The teenage brainiac is spending his summer at the local library in a robotics competition, and there's no place Sam, who has dyslexia, likes less than the library. And because the universe hates her, the library's interim director turns out to be the hot-reader guy whose book she accidentally destroyed on the ferry ride to the island. Bennett Reynolds is on a quest to find his father, whose identity he's never known. He's taken a temporary job on the island to research the summer his mother spent there when she got pregnant with him. Ben tells himself he isn't interested in a relationship right now. Yet as soon as Sam knocks his book into the ocean, he can't stop thinking about her. An irresistible attraction blossoms when Ben inspires Sam to create the cookbook she's always dreamed about. Then she jumps all in on helping him find his father, and soon they realize their summer fling may heat up into a happily ever after."-- Provided by publisher.

 

Adult Non-Fiction

Rogues and Redeemers by Gerard O’Neill.

Rogues and Redeemers tells the hidden story of Boston politics--the cold-blooded ward bosses, the smoke-filled rooms, the larger-than-life pols who became national figures: Honey Fitz, the crafty stage Irishman and grandfather to a president; the pugilistic Rascal King, Michael Curley; the hectored Kevin White who tried to hold the city together during the busing crisis; and Ray Flynn, the Southie charmer who was truly the last hurrah for Irish-American politics in the city. For almost a century, the Irish dominated Boston politics with their own unique, clannish brand of coercion and shaped its future for good and ill. Former Boston Globe investigative reporter Gerard O'Neill takes the reader through the entire journey from the famine ships arriving in Massachusetts Bay to the wresting of power away from the Brahmins of Beacon Hill to the Title I wars of attrition over housing to the rending of the city over busing to the Boston of today--which somehow through it all became a modern, revitalized city, albeit with a growing divide between the haves and have-nots.

 

The Game Master’s Book of Villains, Minions and Their Tactics by Aaron Hubrich, Dan Dillon, Jim Pinto, Vall Syrene, Alexander Lafort, & Hunter Henrickson.

A game master's biggest challenge can be prep time. With busy lives in mind, this book provides new and exciting content to help GMs save hours of time preparing for a game. Inside, readers will find twenty-five "Big Bosses," along with insights into how they use their minions strategically in order to decimate any heroic threat that might cross their paths. The Game Master's Book of Villains, Minions and Their Tactics provides tips and strategies that readers can use to "drag and drop" a BBEG into a new or existing game, with full color illustrations, lore, stats, combat tactics, and special abilities for each exciting entry. You'll also find detailed tactics and combat strategies dozens of other minions found throughout the 5E game. In addition to providing three exciting one-shot adventures, the book also shows you how to create your own original villains, minions and monsters - the best of the worst your game has to offer.

 

Easy/Juvenile/Young Adult/Graphic Novel

The One and Only Family by Katherine Applegate.  J

Ivan has been happily living in a wildlife sanctuary, with his friend Ruby next door in the elephant enclosure, frequent visits from his canine friend Bob, and his mate Kinyani by his side. And in the happiest turn of all, Ivan and Kinyani have welcomed a set of twins to their family! Ivan loves being a papa, even though it can be hard sometimes. But as he navigates the joys and challenges of parenthood, he can't help but recall his life before the glass walls of the mall circus, his own childhood in the jungle--and his own twin.


Ferris by Kate DiCamillo.  J

During the summer before fifth grade, Ferris Wilkey has her hands full with her little sister terrorizing the town, her Aunt Shirley moving into their basement and her grandmother seeing a ghost--one who has wild, impractical and illuminating plans.



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