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May 20, 2024 - New Arrivals

Adult Fiction

The Witch is Back by Sophie H. Morgan.

"There's nothing wrong with being a wallflower. Not to Emmaline Bluewater, anyway. Emma may have been born into witch society, but her days of trying to fit in where she doesn't belong are over -- they ended seven years ago, when the man she'd hoped to marry left town without a word. She's much happier now, living a delightfully mundane human life in Chicago and running her bar, Toil and Trouble. Until Bastian Truenote walks through the door and announces that he wants her back. Bastian had his reasons for leaving -- even if he can't tell Emma what they are. Now, to win Emma's heart, he's got to face down an adorably goofy dog familiar, a best friend who's all too eager to hit him with a carefully aimed hex, and a woman who's far from the meek witch he remembers. Magical contracts aren't easily broken, but as far as Emma's concerned, not even a marriage of convenience will have her falling under Bastian's spell again . . ."-- Provided by publisher.

 

The Women by Kristin Hannah.

"Women can be heroes. When twenty-year-old nursing student Frances 'Frankie' McGrath hears these unexpected words, it is a revelation. Raised on idyllic Coronado Island and sheltered by her conservative parents, she has always prided herself on doing the right thing, being a good girl. But in 1965 the world is changing, and she suddenly imagines a different choice for her life. When her brother ships out to serve in Vietnam, she impulsively joins the Army Nurse Corps and follows his path. As green and inexperienced as the men sent to Vietnam to fight, Frankie is overwhelmed by the chaos and destruction of war, as well as the unexpected trauma of coming home to a changed and politically divided America"-- Provided by publisher.

 

The Butterfly Collector by Tea Cooper.

1868, Morpeth. Theodora Breckenridge, still in mourning after the loss of her parents and brother at sea, is more interested in working quietly on her art at the family's country estate than she is in finding a husband in Sydney society, even if her elder sister Florence has other ideas. Theodora seeks to emulate prestigious nature illustrators, the Scott sisters, who lived nearby. She cannot believe her luck when she discovers a butterfly never before seen in Australia. With the help of her maid Clarrie and her beautiful drawings, Theodora is poised to make a scientific discovery that will put her name on the map. Then Clarrie's newborn son goes missing and everything changes. 1922, Sydney. When would-be journalist Verity Binks is sent an anonymous parcel containing a spectacular butterfly costume along with an invitation to the Sydney Artists Masquerade Ball the same day she loses her job at The Arrow, she is both baffled and determined to attend. Her late grandfather, Sid, an esteemed newspaperman, would expect no less of her. At the ball, she lands a juicy commission to write the history of the Treadwell Foundation, an institution that supports disgraced young women and their babies. As she begins to dig, her research quickly leads her to an increasingly dark and complex mystery--a mystery fifty years in the making. Can she solve it? And will anyone believe her if she does?

 

Adult Non-Fiction

The Grift by Clay Cane.

Part history and part cultural analysis, The Grift chronicles the nuanced history of Black Republicans. Clay Cane lays out how Black Republicanism has been mangled by opportunists who are apologists for racism. After the Civil War, the pillars of Black Republicanism were a balanced critique of both political parties, civil rights for all Americans, reinventing an economy based on exploitation, and, most importantly, building thriving Black communities. How did Black Republicanism devolve from revolutionaries like Frederick Douglass to the puppets in the Trump era? Whether it's radical conservatives like South Carolina Senator Tim Scott or Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, they are consistently viral news and continuously upholding egregious laws at the expense of their Black brethren. Black faces in high places providing cover for explicit bigotry is one of the greatest threats to the liberation of Black and brown people. By studying these figures and their tactics, Cane exposes the grift and lays out a plan to emancipate our future.

 

Secrets of the Octopus by Sy Montgomery.

The companion to the highly-anticipated National Geographic television special-narrated by Paul Rudd and airing for Earth Day-this beautifully illustrated book explores the alluring underwater world of the octopus-a creature that resembles an alien lifeform, but whose behavior has earned it a reputation as one of the most intelligent animals on the planet. This magical journey into the world of the octopus will reveal how the large and capable brain of these creatures occupies their whole body-not just their heads-and they can actually adjust their genetic makeup to respond to the demands of the environment. It will allow readers to watch them change shape and color in order to camouflage themselves more effectively than any other species. And it will divulge how octopus mothers give their all in order to bring forth a new generation.

 

Easy/Juvenile/Young Adult/Graphic Novel

The Crayons Love Our Planet by Drew Daywalt.  E

The Crayons love our planet and are proud of their contributions. White ice caps, Green trees, Blue oceans and skies, Brown soil...and more! Even Beige is proud of his contribution: wheat!

 

Ash Climbs the Ranks by Jeanette Lane.  J

Join Ash and his Pokémon as they are introduced to the World Coronation Series and begin to battle their way up through the ranks of the tournament. He makes friends and encounters Gym Leaders and powerful Pokémon Trainers, each bringing him one step closer to his goal of victory. As Ash faces some epic battles and his first defeat of the tournament, can he keep forging ahead to ultimately win it all?



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