New to Our Shelves
Looking for something new that has just been added to our collection?
Take a peek at these:
DuVall, Teo, artist
1930s Mississippi. Magic is permitted only in certain circumstances, and to be used only by certain people. Unsanctioned broom racing is banned. But for those who need money, or are looking for thrills--it's there to be found. Billie Mae, the captain of the Night Storms racing team, and Loretta, her best friend and second-in-command, are determined to make enough money to move to a state that allows Black folks to legally use magic and take part in national races.
Flight of Icarus
Schneiderhan, Caitlin, author.
"In this novel, set two years before the events of Stranger Things: Season 4, Eddie Munson - Hellfire Club leader, metalhead, and Hawkins outcast - has one shot to make it big. With an opportunity score a record deal, he undertakes a risky moneymaking scheme with his father to get the funds to record a demo"-- Provided by publisher.
Smith, Zadie, author
It is 1873. Mrs. Eliza Touchet is the Scottish housekeeper - and a woman of many interests. Andrew Bogle grew up enslaved on the Hope Plantation, Jamaica. When Bogle finds himself in London, star witness in a celebrated case of imposture, he knows his future depends on telling the right story. The "Tichborne Trial" - wherein a lower-class butcher from Australia claimed he was in fact the rightful heir of a sizable estate and title - captivates Mrs. Touchet and all of England. In a world of hypocrisy and self-deception, deciding what is real proves a complicated task.
Gorgeous gruesome faces
Cheng, Linda, author.
Disgraced teen idol Sunny, comes face to face with Candie, her former bandmate, and the demons of their shared past when the two enter a K-pop competition that devolves into a deadly nightmare.
Gino, Alex, author
Green, a non-binary middle-schooler, comes into their own in no small part by fighting for gender-free casting in their school's production of The Wizard of Oz.
Huda F cares?
Fahmy, Huda, author, illustrator
This summer's exercise in Fahmy family sisterly bonding involves a trip to Disney World--which seems like it is headed for disaster when Huda gets into a fight with a boy making fun of her hijab.
Wyman, Christina, author
Twleve-year-old Max, who has an extreme overbite, must navigate sibling rivalry and middle school bullies.
The mantis : a novel
Isaka, Kōtarō, 1971- author.
'The Mantis' is a propulsive new thriller set in Tokyo's criminal underworld about the intrigue and tensions a family man faces as he tries to hide his secret life as a hitman.
My name is Barbra
Streisand, Barbra, author
Barbra Streisand tells her own story about her life and extraordinary career, from growing up in Brooklyn to her first star-making appearances in New York nightclubs to her breakout performance in Funny Girl to the long string of successes in every medium in the years that followed. This is frank, funny, opinionated, and charming as Streisand recounts her early struggles to become an actress, eventually turning to singing to earn a living.
Never whistle at night : an Indigenous dark fiction anthology
"A bold, clever, and sublimely sinister collection of horror, fantasy, science fiction, and gritty crime by both new and established Indigenous authors that dares to ask the question: "Are you ready to be un-settled?" Many Indigenous people believe that one should never whistle at night. This belief ranges far and wide and takes many forms; for instance, Native Hawaiians believe it summons the Hukai'po, the spirits of ancient warriors, and Native Mexicans say it calls a Lechuza, a witch that can transform into an owl and snatch the foolish whistlers in the dark. But what all these legends hold in common is the certainty that whistling at night can cause evil spirits to appear-and even follow you home"-- Publisher.
One in a million
Lordon, Claire, author
"Something is wrong with Claire, but she doesn't know what. Nobody does, not even her doctors. All she wants is to return to her happy and athletic teenage self. But her accumulating symptoms--chronic fatigue, pounding headaches, weight gain--hint that there's something not right inside Claire's body. Claire's high school experience becomes filled with MRIs, visits to the Mayo Clinic, and multiple surgeries to remove a brain tumor. But even in her most difficult moments battling chronic illness, Claire manages to find solace in her family, her closest friends, and her art. A deeply personal and visually arresting memoir that draws on the author's high school diaries and drawings, One in a Million is also a sophisticated portrayal of pain, depression, and fear that any teen or adult can relate to. With a sensitive preface and an author's note connecting past to present, this true story of resilience strikes a moving balance between raw honesty in the face of medical and mental trauma and the everyday musings of a teenager."-- Provided by publisher.
Tom Lake : a novel
Patchett, Ann, author
In the spring of 2020, Lara's three daughters return to the family's orchard in Northern Michigan. While picking cherries, they beg their mother to tell them the story of Peter Duke, a famous actor with whom she shared both a stage and a romance years before at a theatre company called Tom Lake. As Lara recalls the past, her daughters examine their own lives and relationship with their mother, and are forced to reconsider the world and everything they thought they knew.