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September 12, 2022 - New Arrivals

Updated: Sep 21, 2022

Adult Fiction Beyond the Desert Sands by Tracie Peterson. Accustomed to an opulent life with her aunt, the last thing twenty-five-year-old Isabella Garcia wants is to celebrate Christmas in her parents' small silver-mining desert town, leaving her handsome beau, Diego Morales, behind in California. Adding insult to injury, she must bear the company of Aaron Bailey, the disapproving Santa Fe Railroad businessman her father has sent to escort her home, who clearly finds her spoiled. But she is surprised to see how much the town of Silver Veil has grown and how fragile her father's health has become. Then a surprise visitor shows up with news that entirely upends the comfortable life she's been leading. Faced with all these changes, Isabella struggles to sort through her future and who she wants to be. But trouble is brewing, and there are those who hope she stays just as she is, even if it costs her everything. The Vanishing Girl by Dan Padavona. Trying to piece her shattered life together, ex-FBI profiler Darcy Gellar clings to a struggling relationship with Detective Julian Haines. Then a new case forces her to act when Julian's niece vanishes from a private college in Upstate New York. But Julian's niece has a dark secret. And the understaffed sheriff's department lacks the expertise to find the missing girl. Darcy empathizes with Julian's sister. She knows what it's like to lose a child to a deranged kidnapper. But when they search the countryside, Julian exhumes a dead teenage girl from the forest. Her face is too disfigured to identify. Is this Julian's niece? As Darcy and Julian investigate the murder, new suspects come to light. And more victims. She thought the nightmare was over, but a new serial killer stalks the night. And Darcy is his next target. Is Darcy prepared to unearth the truth about the vanishing girl's disappearance, even if it tears Julian apart? Child of Awareness by Abigail Silver. Fire is part of who I am. A touch of anger and the flames leap around my shoulders like an inconvenient blush. But the conversations with my dead sister, Ariel? Well… she’s always been my little secret. I’m not sure why I kept her from Dad. Perhaps the mortal’s fear of my fire traumatized me. As if I weren’t isolated enough as a terrified six-year-old in that government group home. If controlling fire is rejection worthy, seeing ghosts has to be a whole new level of abomination. Dad’s like me, though – an Usuriel with his own pyrokinetic abilities and plenty of other psi I can only dream of. He’s the one who gave me a home, a family, and made me feel like I belong. He has a fair share of secrets, so maybe that’s why. If Dad taught me anything by example, it’s how to keep my mouth shut. Looking back on it, that should have been my first sign keeping secrets was going to get me into trouble. Adult Non-Fiction This Boy We Made by Taylor Harris. One morning, Tophs, Taylor Harris's round-cheeked, lively twenty-two-month-old, wakes up listless, only lifting his head to gulp down water. She rushes Tophs to the doctor, ignoring the part of herself, trained by years of therapy for generalized anxiety disorder, that tries to whisper that she's overreacting. But at the hospital, her maternal instincts are confirmed: something is wrong with her boy, and Taylor's life will never be the same. With every question the doctors answer about Tophs's increasingly troubling symptoms, more arise, and Taylor dives into the search for a diagnosis. She spends countless hours trying to navigate health and education systems that can be hostile to Black mothers and children; at night she googles, prays, and interrogates her every action. Some days, her sweet, charismatic boy seems just fine; others, he struggles to answer simple questions. A long-awaited appointment with a geneticist ultimately reveals nothing about what's causing Tophs's drops in blood sugar, his processing delays--but it does reveal something unexpected about Taylor's own health. What if her son's challenges have saved her life? Gardening for Kids by The Garden Architect. "Do you want to feel proud of being in a beautiful garden created by your children and you? Then keep reading… You want your kids to start gardening, but you don't know anything about gardening...You might also have some excuses to get over. Before you get to the point of deciding to take action and wanting to have that beautiful garden made by you and your kids....In Gardening For Kids, you'll discover how easy it is to take away all those excuses and turn your garden into a place you and your family can enjoy. You'll finally get to know how to take the RIGHT action instead of being left clueless and miserable like I once was. "Why is it called Gardening for Kids if I'm the one that's being spoken to?" Well, Kids usually need a little push when starting something new, like gardening. And that's why after years of helping hundreds of families create their perfect garden and making gardening my full-time Job. I've created a parent's guide so you can also start gardening with your children."--From Easy/Juvenile/Young Adult/Graphic Novel The Flash by Showcase. GN Over 500 pages of classic adventures are included in this value-priced volume! The Fastest Man Alive stars in these fantastic tales from late 1950s and into the 1960s! This collection features The Flash in battle against the Mirror Master, the Trickster, Captain Cold and many other villains! The Fowl Twins Get What They Deserve by Eoin Colfer. J For almost two years, Lord Teddy Bleedham-Drye, the Duke of Scilly, has been plotting revenge against the Fowl Twins, who humiliated him in Book One. Teddy plans to give them exactly what they deserve: permanent death. He threatens Myles with his weaponized jet and Beckett and Specialist Lazuli succeed in disarming the aircraft and causing an accident that kills the duke. But does it really? Ghosts, clones, and fairy magic come to play in this ultimate and ridiculous showdown between the twins and their worst enemy. Brooke County Public Libraries Wellsburg (304) 737-1551 Follansbee (304) 527-0860

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