Friday, June 15, 2018

Check the shelves for these new bestsellers!



The Female Persuasion: A Novel by Meg Wolitzer



"Meg Wolitzer is the novelist we need right now...[The Female Persuasion is] the sort of book that comes along in too few authors' careers—one that makes the writer's intellectual project snap into sharp focus, and with it, the case that their artistry is not merely enjoyable but truly important."





The Hush: A Novel by John Hart


"A testament to friendship, an exploration of family, a meditation on slavery and its legacy, a lament on the prison of the past ― and a grisly and gritty ghost story ― The Hush displays Hart at his best. With richly imagined characters and depth of ingenuity, Hart forges a thoughtful and disturbing novel, one that delivers shocks in his story and joy in his storytelling. The author, who splits his time between North Carolina and Virginia, builds on his trademark take on the literary Southern gothic; the result is his most powerful work yet, one that plants a flag at the intersection where William Faulkner and Stephen King meet in unexpected harmony."





Noir: A Novel by Christopher Moore





“The master of satire is back . . . Noir is a fun parody of detective fiction that has everything Christopher Moore fans have come to love and expect from his work: humor, fantasy, absurdity, and a cast of outrageous characters you won’t soon forget.”




Monday, June 11, 2018

New titles, available now!




Alternate Side: A Novel by Anna Quindlen




“Exquisitely rendered . . . [Quindlen] is one of our most astute chroniclers of modern life. . . . [Alternate Side] has an almost documentary feel, a verisimilitude that’s awfully hard to achieve.”





Then She Was Gone: A Novel by Lisa Jewell



"Dark and unsettling, this novel's end arrives abruptly even as readers are still moving at a breakneck speed."








To Die but Once: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear




“History comes alive when a character you think of as a friend is in the thick of the action. That’s how Jacqueline Winspear keeps her Maisie Dobbs series so fresh.”




The Punishment She Deserves: A Lynley Novel by Elizabeth George


“Rich with descriptive detail and emotional nuance. Several alternating plot threads unspool at length, all of which weave tightly together with pleasing inevitability. . . . What has been said before deserves repeating: From suspense to social commentary, from violence to pathos, from villainy to possible redemption, Ms. George can do it all, with style.”



Friday, June 8, 2018

New Bestsellers available now!



Circe by Madeline Miller



"The story of Circe's entanglement with Odysseus lasts far beyond the narrative of "The Odyssey," making for compelling material to revisit. But ultimately it's as a character that Circe stands apart....Through her elegant, psychologically acute prose, Miller gives us a rich female character who inhabits the spaces in between."




Macbeth by Jo Nesbo



“Nesbo manages the balancing act of being true to the original play without slighting his own interests as a writer: bleak settings, loyalty (or the lack thereof) among crooks, clever escapes from tight spots, the affinities between policemen and the criminals they chase.”






The Temptation of Forgiveness: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon



“The Venetian settings are enchanting and Commissario Guido Brunetti’s investigative methods are drolly amusing. But it’s the living, bleeding humanity of the characters that makes Donna Leon’s police procedurals so engaging . . . In his sensitive dealings with the victims of crime, Brunetti proves as much a psychologist and social worker as a cop . . . Tagging along after this sleuth is a wonderful way to see Venice like a native.”





Cave of Bones (A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel) by Anne Hillerman





“As Hillerman continues her father’s legacy through his beloved characters, she’s gradually and gratifyingly finding her own voice.”
Kirkus

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

More titles have hit the shleves


I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara and Gillian Flynn

“A singular, fascinating read. It’s lifelike in its incompletion... a posthumous treasure that feels thrillingly alive. A-”




In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History by Mitch Landrieu




"A powerful, welcome manifesto in the cause of a new and better South—and a 'better America.'"






Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead-My Life Story by Cecile Richards




“[T]he guidelines for starting any organization are spot-on: direct, down-to-earth, and highly practical… A memoir that makes palpable the immense influence of an organization that has improved so many women's lives.”
Kirkus







The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s by William I Hitchcock



"Despite plenty of warts, Hitchcock's Eisenhower was a hardworking, skillful president. Jean Edward Smith's Eisenhower in War and Peace (2012) remains the best modern biography, but Hitchcock's is a worthy competitor."



Unmasked: A Memoir by Andrew Lloyd Webber


“Unmasked (the title is a play on Phantom’s signature facial gear) will tickle music and theater geeks. It’s an insider’s inside account, highly readable, thanks to Lloyd Webber’s affable, intelligent voice”





Monday, June 4, 2018

New bestsellers from staff favored authors!



The Bishop's Pawn: A Novel (Cotton Malone) by Steve Berry



“Berry mixes historical facts with his own fictions in a manner that readers of this terrific series have come to love. The Bishop’s Pawn…keeps the suspense building until the final pages. It’s one of the best books in a wonderful series.”






The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer




"THE ESCAPE ARTIST is Brad Meltzer's best book in years... Meltzer weaves a stellar tale of history, government-insider knowledge, and thrills... the rare novel that one wants to read fast while also needing to go slow to savor every word."





The Fallen (Memory Man series) by David Baldacci



"Baldacci is a wonderful storyteller, and he incorporates wonderful characters into baffling conspiracies. ...he takes on small-town America, capturing both good and bad elements. He demonstrates why these small towns are worth saving. It's a theme he has explored before, but it still has potency and relevance."


Friday, June 1, 2018

Coming soon to the Devereaux Library



After Anna by Lisa Scottoline



"Readers can be assured that the author nails the high school milieu, from athletic rivalries to sexting...they're in for one thrilling ride."
Kirkus







The Disappeared (A Joe Pickett Novel) by C. J. Box



"Best of all, the final pages find Box's hard-used hero both triumphantly successful and in deep trouble once again in perhaps the most finely balanced conclusion in this rewarding series."



The Sixth Day (A Brit in the FBI Book 5) by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison



"The mix of history with the modern technology generates both horror and thrills...another amazing entry in this ongoing series."






The Overstory: A Novel by Richard Powers



“Monumental…The Overstory accomplishes what few living writers from either camp, art or science, could attempt. Using the tools of the story, he pulls readers heart-first into a perspective so much longer-lived and more subtly developed than the human purview that we gain glimpses of a vast, primordial sensibility, while watching our own kind get whittled down to size....A gigantic fable of genuine truths.”





The Flight Attendant: A Novel by Chris Bohjalian


"An expertly turned thriller… An assured novel about reckoning not just with some ruthless bad guys, but private sadness as well… [Bohjalian]’s developed a graceful hand at thriller mechanics, smoothly shifting from Cassie’s private paranoia to the intricacies of spycraft and mercenaries to the public tabloid sensation she’s become. He’s back-loaded the story with twists, from ones that were hinted at early to left-field surprises. And the brisk and busy ending is a fireworks show of redemption, revelation and old-fashioned gunplay."



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

More Bestsellers are available now @ your library


Iron Gold: Book 4 of the Red Rising Saga (Red Rising Series) by Pierce Brown

This novel examines the ramifications and pitfalls of trying to build a new world out of the ashes of the old. The events here take place 10 years after the conclusion of Morning Star, which ended on a seemingly positive note. … For those who like their science fiction dense, monumental, and a bit overwrought.




Night Moves: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman


… Even with all his years of experience, LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis knows there are crimes his skill and savvy cannot solve alone. That’s when he calls on brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware to read between the lines, where the darkest motives lurk. And if ever the good doctor’s insight is needed, it’s at the scene of a murder as baffling as it is brutal. …




Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations by Ronen 
Bergman

“America’s difficult relationship with targeted killing and the dilemmas we may face in the future are beautifully illuminated by the longer story of Israel’s experiences with assassination in its own endless war against terrorism. . . . Americans now have a terrific new introduction to that story with publication of Ronen Bergman’s Rise and Kill First. It’s easy to understand why Bergman’s book is already a bestseller. It moves at a torrid pace and tells stories that would make Jason Bourne sit up and say ‘Wow!’ It is smart, thoughtful and balanced, and the English translation is superb. It deserves all of the plaudits it has already received.”




Still Me: A Novel by Jojo Moyes


“Still Me offers a warm conclusion to the Me Before You trilogy. . . resulting in the best entry in the trilogy yet. . . Moyes has crafted a clear-eyed tale of self-discovery and the sacrifice required to live a life honestly in pursuit of the things you love. [It will] keep you sighing with delight to the very last page. A.”



Monday, April 16, 2018

Check the shelves for these new bestsellers!

Fifty Fifty (Harriet Blue) by James Patterson and Candice Fox

What are the chances that convicted killer Sam Blue is innocent of the serial murders of three young women? Determined to clear his name, no matter the cost to her career, Detective Harriet Blue accepts a risky reassignment to a remote town where a diary found on the roadside reveals a murderous plan. And the first killing, shortly after her arrival, suggests that the clock is already ticking. Meanwhile, back in the city, a young woman holds the key to crack Harriet's brother's case wide open. If only she could escape the madmen holding her hostage.



The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco CantĂș

“When the political rhetoric around the complex, ruggedly beautiful and scarred U.S.-Mexico borderlands is reduced to talk of a 30-foot concrete wall, it’s time to take a more nuanced look at our southern border...The Line Becomes a River veers away from propaganda and stereotypes and into the wild deserts and mountains, and, especially, the hearts and minds of the people who traverse the increasingly militarized borderlands.”

The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers

"A vibrant depiction of courage and passion, interwoven with a detailed history of Yemeni coffee and a timely exploration of Muslim American identity."




Look for Me (D. D. Warren) by Lisa Gardner

"Gardner has a talent when it comes to exploring uncomfortable topics and the various psychological aspects that accompany them while evoking truly emotional responses...Though the material Gardner writes about might sometimes be dark, she knows how to shine a light and generate optimism when all looks lost.”





Friday, April 13, 2018

You're luck won't run out with these new Bestsellers. Check one out now @ your library.




Agent in Place (Gray Man) by Mark Greaney

“Readers of the great Tom Clancy will salivate over this fast-moving and well-plotted yarn, which is part of a consistently appealing series in which each assignment is billed as the most dangerous ever. Somehow, Greaney cranks out one winner after another. That's a lot of work for the Gray Man and plenty of vicarious pleasure for thriller fans.”




City of Endless Night (Agent Pendergast series) by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child



"One of the best in the series--tense and tightly wound, with death relentlessly circling, stalking, lurking behind every shadow."





The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley


“Fans of the precocious sleuth who share her unapologetically enthusiastic sense that ‘an unexamined corpse was a tale untold’ will rub their hands gleefully, confident that her resolution will unleash a dazzling barrage of innocent-seeming questions, recherchĂ© chemical and pharmacological tidbits, fibs and whoppers, and the most coyly bratty behavior outside the pages of Kay Thompson’s chronicles of Eloise. . . . Bradley’s unquenchable heroine brings ‘the most complicated case I had ever come across’ to a highly satisfying conclusion, with the promise of still brighter days ahead.”


Dark in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 46) by J. D. Robb


Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Steve Coll
"[A]journalistic masterpiece...Coll succeeds on all levels...Coll is masterful at plumbing the depths of agencies and sects within both Afghanistan and Pakistan...In this era of fake news, Coll remains above it all, this time delivering an impeccably researched history of "diplomacy at the highest levels of government in Washington, Islamabad, and Kabul."




Wednesday, April 11, 2018

It's a novel time to pick up one of these novels @ your library


An American Marriage: A Novel by Tayari Jones


"Tayari Jones provides an essential contemporary portrait of a marriage in this searing novel. An American Marriage gorgeously evokes the New South as it explores mass incarceration on a personal level."






The Kremlin's Candidate: A Novel (The Red Sparrow Trilogy) by Jason Matthews

“Delivers a wallop on all fronts, from adrenaline-charged action to dark political intrigue to gripping emotional stakes.…Matthews stuffs his always hungry characters with onions, garlic, and personalities that make the last of this trilogy both satisfying and bittersweet. Readers will finish the book, but their memories of Matthews' brilliant and fearless heroine will linger well past the final page.”


Need to Know: A Novel by Karen Cleveland


“Shaping up to be one of the year’s biggest new thrillers.”




Munich: A novel by Robert Harris

“Another thrilling historical novel from Robert Harris. [He’s] on sure and familiar ground in Munich—he quickly settles into the mid-20th century setting that made Fatherland and Enigma so compelling, and the claustrophobic feel of the conference carriers on from last year’s exploration of Vatican politics, Conclave. . . Against the intriguing backdrop of political machinations and brinkmanship is a thriller plot bursting to get out.”



Fall from Grace: A Novel by Danielle Steel

What happens when you lose everything? Husband, safety, protection, money, and reputation gone, faced with prison, Sydney must rebuild her life from the bottom to the top again, with honor, resourcefulness, and dignity. Sydney finds herself, as well as courage and resilience. Taking life by the horns, she revives her own career as a talented designer, from New York to Hong Kong, risking all in an exotic, unfamiliar world. She is determined to forge a new life she can be proud of.


The Great Alone: A Novel by Kristin Hannah

...In this unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience, Kristin Hannah reveals the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alaska―a place of incomparable beauty and danger. The Great Alone is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature.



Monday, April 9, 2018

Celebrate National Library Week with these great titles.... AVAILABLE NOW @ your Library!


Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover



“If [J. D.] Vance’s memoir offered street-heroin-grade drama, [Tara] Westover’s is carfentanil, the stuff that tranquilizes elephants. The extremity of Westover’s upbringing emerges gradually through her telling, which only makes the telling more alluring and harrowing. . . . By the end, Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.”





Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill by J. Randy Taraborrelli


“Riveting . . . Taraborrelli presents a woman of passion, both sexual and emotional, whose facade somehow always remains in place . . . the magic of Jackie's aura is imperishable to this day . . . deliciously readable.”





All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers' Row by James Patterson and Alex Abramovich

… There is a reason why true crime sells, of course, especially when it involves famous people: A blend of gore, fame, and voyeurism is a compelling mixture in our violent, fame-obsessed society. There is also a reason why the genre has a reputation for gratuitousness. A middling true-crime saga that fails to answer a significant question: Why?






Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved by Kate Bowler



“[Bowler] delivers raw emotion, realistic description, and candid assessments . . . An inspiring story of finding faith—in God, in family, and in oneself—while walking close to the Valley of the Shadow of Death.”






BRAVE by Rose McGowan


Rose McGowan was born in one cult and came of age in another, more visible cult: Hollywood. ... BRAVE is her raw, honest, and poignant memoir/manifesto—a no-holds-barred, pull-no-punches account of the rise of a millennial icon, fearless activist, and unstoppable force for change who is determined to expose the truth about the entertainment industry, dismantle the concept of fame, shine a light on a multibillion-dollar business built on systemic misogyny, and empower people everywhere to wake up and be BRAVE.
-From the Back Cover

Friday, March 9, 2018

You are not going to want to miss theses great movies!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Rated: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned
Run Time: 136 minutes

Director: James Gunn
Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Kurt Russell
Genres: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

After saving Xandar from Ronan's wrath, the Guardians are now recognized as heroes. Now the team must help their leader Star Lord (Chris Pratt) uncover the truth behind his true heritage. Along the way, old foes turn to allies and betrayal is blooming. And the Guardians find that they are up against a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy.



Logan


Rated: R Restricted
Run Time: 138 minutes

Director: James Mangold
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen
Genres: Action | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over.




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