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March 25, 2024 - New Arrivals

Adult Fiction

Dairy, Dairy, Quite Contrary by Amy Lillard.

"Twenty-something advice columnist Sissy is ready for a fresh start in the small town of Yoder, Kansas - along with her loyal Yorkie, Duke. She's planning to help out at her aunt's Sunflower Cafe, but little does she know her new duties will soon include solving a murder! After Sissy's rodeo cowboy boyfriend turns out to be more of a rodeo clown, she packs a bag; picks up her Yorkshire terrier Duke; and leaves Tulsa, Oklahoma, bound for her parents' former hometown. There are still plenty of Yoders in Yoder, Kansas, including Sissy's aunt Bethel, who owns the Sunflower Cafe but recently broke her leg. It's a homecoming of sorts as Sissy arrives to help in the cafe and reunite with her pregnant cousin Lizzie. Plus she can continue to secretly write her newspaper advice column as seventy-year-old "Aunt Bess." But it's Sissy who could use some advice when she finds the milk deliveryman out behind the cafe with a knife in his back. As the sheriff's prime suspect, it's up to Sissy to catch the backstabber herself--before someone else gets creamed."-- Provided by publisher.

 

The Art of Love and Lies by Rebecca Anderson.

Rosanna Hawkins is one of Manchester's finest artists, even though no one knows her name. She reproduces "parlor versions" of classic masterpieces with near-perfect precision, which her employer then sells to the emerging upper-middle class families of Manchester. When the largest art exhibition ever to be held in Manchester opens, Rosanna attends, excited by the chance to sketch such famous works. When she meets the handsome Detective Martin Harrison, who is head of security for the exhibition, she is immediately intrigued by his charm, confidence, and canvas-worthy good looks. The two spend many a flirtatious afternoon exploring the exhibition hall, discussing art and sharing their secret hopes. Rosanna dreams of painting something original and meaningful, and Martin hopes to one day shed the shadow of his father's notorious past. The couple's blossoming summer romance takes a strange turn when Rosanna recognizes her own works on display in the exhibition hall. Someone is stealing paintings and replacing them with her parlor version reproductions. When the evidence casts suspicion on her, Rosanna must convince Detective Harrison of her innocence and proposes a plan to capture the real art thief. It is a daring race to catch the criminal before he disappears with the most priceless piece in the collection--Michelangelo's Manchester Madonna. If Rosanna and Detective Harrison fail, not only will the painting be lost forever but so will their chance to rekindle their romance and paint their own happily ever after. 

 

Death by Food Truck by Joi Copeland, Cynthia Hickey, Linda Baten Johnson, & Teresa Ives Illy.

Birch Tree, Maine, is experiencing a rash of deaths, all mysteriously linked to food trucks that frequent the Birch Point Lake Park. Mey's noodle truck was her ticket to a new life, until her ex-boyfriend threatens to take it away. Angel's new donut truck was doing great, until deathly rumors started. Shanice thought she had customer support when taking over her grandpa's potato truck, until one started complaining. Marisol's taco truck is a fixture in the park, until linked to a food judge's death. Could competition between vendors have led to this murder and mayhem?

 

Adult Non-Fiction

UFO by Garrett M. Graff.

For as long as we have looked to the skies, the question of whether life on earth is the only life to exist has been at the core of the human experience, driving scientific debate and discovery, shaping spiritual belief, and prompting existential thought across borders and generations. It's one of our culture's favorite conversations, and yet, the idea of extraterrestrial intelligence has been largely banished to the realm of fantasy and conspiracy. Now, for the first time, the full story of our national obsession with UFOs--and the covert search by scientists, the United States military, and the CIA for proof of alien life--is told by bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Garrett M. Graff in a deeply reported and researched history. It begins in 1947, when two headline-making sightings of strange flying objects prompt the US Air Force's newly formed Department of Defense to create a series of secret programs to determine how unidentified phenomena may pose a threat to national security. Over the next half-century, as the atomic age gives way to the space race and the Cold War, the mission continues, bringing together an unexpected group of astronomers, military officials, civilian contactees, and true believers who bring us closer, then further, then closer again, to answering one of our most enduring questions: What exactly is out there?

 

ASVAB AFQT for Dummies by Angie Papple Johnston.

Want to enlist in the military? You'll have to pass the AFQT--the core sections of the ASVAB test that gauge your core academic competency. ASVAB AFQT For Dummies helps you review the Math Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Word Knowledge, and Arithmetic Reasoning skills you'll need to earn a great score. You'll get access to deep content review and practice for each section, plus four full-length practice tests in the book and four more online. Plus, this book is packed with must-know information about how to register, when and where to take the test, and how to target your preferred career--including careers in the new Space Force.

 

Easy/Juvenile/Young Adult/Graphic Novel

Dune: House Harkonnen Volume 1 by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson.  GN

Delve into the past of Gurney Halleck, Leto Atreides, Lady Jessica, and Liet Kynes, and discover how the complex and brutal machinations of House Harkonnen shaped their future! What difficult choices will tear Leto apart as Baron Harkonnen plots against not just House Atreides, but the Bene Gesserit and the Emperor himself? And who watches Duke Atreides from afar? This dangerous figure holds untold significance for his future and lineage...

 

What You Need to Be Warm by Neil Gaiman.  E

During the coldest season, when the world feels scary--what do you remember about being warm? Baked potatoes. Trust. A kettle on the stove. Blankets. A smile. And, most of all, the reassurance that you belong.



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