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October 9, 2023 - New Arrivals

Adult Fiction

Holly by Stephen King.

When Penny Dahl calls the Finders Keepers detective agency hoping for help locating her missing daughter, Holly is reluctant to accept the case. Her partner, Pete, has Covid. Her (very complicated) mother has just died. And Holly is meant to be on leave. But something in Penny Dahl's desperate voice makes it impossible for Holly to turn her down. Mere blocks from where Bonnie Dahl disappeared live Professors Rodney and Emily Harris. They are the picture of bourgeois respectability: married octogenarians, devoted to each other, and semi-retired lifelong academics. But they are harboring an unholy secret in the basement of their well-kept, book-lined home, one that may be related to Bonnie's disappearance. And it will prove nearly impossible to discover what they are up to: they are savvy, they are patient, and they are ruthless. Holly must summon all her formidable talents to outthink and outmaneuver the shockingly twisted professors in this chilling new masterwork from Stephen King.


Enchanted to Meet You by Meg Cabot.

In her teenage years, lovelorn Jessica Gold cast a spell that went disastrously wrong, and brought her all the wrong kind of attention--as well as a lifetime ban from the World Council of Witches. So no one is more surprised than Jess when, fifteen years later, tall, handsome WCW member Derrick Winters shows up in her quaint little village of West Harbor and claims that Jess is the Chosen One. She's the Chosen One. Not chosen by West Harbor's snobby elite to style them for the town's tricentennial ball--though Jess owns the chicest clothing boutique in town. And not chosen finally to be on the WCW, either--not that Jess would have said yes, anyway, since she's done with any organization that tries to dictate what makes a "true" witch. No, Jess has been chosen to help save West Harbor itself . . .As Summer Ends, Her Power Grows. But just when Jess is beginning to think that she and Derrick might have a certain magic of their own--and not of the supernatural variety--Jess learns he may not be who she thought he was. And suddenly Jess finds herself having to make another kind of choice: trust Derrick and work with him to combat the sinister force battling to bring down West Harbor, or use her gift as she always has: to keep herself, and her heart, safe.


Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith.

Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough--who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974. Strike has never tackled a cold case before, let alone one forty years old. But despite the slim chance of success, he is intrigued and takes it on; adding to the long list of cases that he and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, are currently working on. And Robin herself is also juggling a messy divorce and unwanted male attention, as well as battling her own feelings about Strike. As Strike and Robin investigate Margot's disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted. And they learn that even cases decades old can prove to be deadly . . .


Adult Non-Fiction

Limited Liability Companies for Dummies by Jennifer Reuting.

LLCs For Dummies is your comprehensive guide to limited liability companies. You'll explore whether an LLC is the right business structure for your business, how to set up a corporate structure and membership, and the best ways of managing an LLC. Author Jennifer Reuting explains the pros and cons of LLCs and shares insider tips on choosing members, selecting a company name, creating and filing Articles of Organization, managing day-to-day operations, and beyond. This updated edition covers all the latest tax and regulatory information, plus new laws that make it more attractive than ever to start your own business. You'll also find real-world advice on customizing your LLC for your specific business needs, creating a great operating agreement, keeping accurate records, and filing the proper paperwork with Uncle Sam.


The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2024.

“Long recognized as North America’s most beloved and best-selling annual, this handy yellow book fulfills every need and expectation as a calendar of the heavens, a time capsule of the year, and an essential reference that reads like a magazine. Always timely, topical, and distinctively ‘useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,’ the Almanac is consulted daily throughout the year by users from all walks of life.” – Amazon.com


Easy/Juvenile/Young Adult/Graphic Novel

The Super Secret Octagon Valley Society by Melissa de la Cruz. J

After passing an intense exam, Edwin Edgefield becomes one of the lucky few to attend an exclusive weekend at the mysterious high-tech institute of the uber-famous-ultrabazillionaire-genius-recluse Onasander Octagon. Edwin hopes he'll meet other kids like him--kids who will accept him even though he's got a photographic memory, genius-level math skills, and some very specific personality quirks. But when he meets the other misfits (um, students), he starts to wonder if they're all in the right place. There's amateur rapper Li'l Kimmy, violin prodigy Julie, video game-obsessed Anton, teacher's pet Ting-Ting, mean girl Maureen, and surfer dude Dilip. And we're not even going to talk about Harold. Are you sitting down? Because this is when things get really weird. Octagon's weekend events include an escape-room challenge, a zero-gravity chamber, a river full of piranhas, and . . . some ninjas? Surviving Octagon Valley may require these outcasts to embrace their inner weird and become greater together than they ever could separately. Those who rise to the wacky occasion will be treated to the biggest, most spectacular surprise of their lives--a chance to be truly EXTRAordinary!


The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy. J

Mildred Hubble keeps getting her spells wrong and crashing her broomstick, and when she turns Ethel, her teacher's pet, into her worst enemy, chaos ensues.



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