Tuesday, March 28, 2017

New Fiction 03/28/2017

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week.  If you see something you line, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the library's catalog.

http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780778319870    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780778330585    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781617738043     http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780812989885

A Perfect Obsession by Heather Graham
Red Clover Inn by Carla Neggers
Never Trust a Stranger by Mary Monroe
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
My Darling Detective by Howard Norman

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New Fiction 03/21/2017

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week.  If you see something you line, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the library's catalog.

http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780399176616     http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781501110801     http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780062311153     http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780553391961

Man Overboard by Judith A. Jance
Vicious Circle by C.J. Box
Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles
If Not For You by Debbie Macomber
Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
Mangrove Lightning by Randy Wayne White
Forever a Hero by Linda Lael Miller
Dead Man Switch by Matthew Quirk
Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

New Fiction 03/14/2017

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week.  If you see something you line, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the library's catalog.
  
http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781250034564     http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781501150326     http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780399575600     http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780062436603


The Devil's Triangle by Catherine Coulter
The Cutthroat by Clive Cussler
In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear
Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
Before the War by Fay Weldon
Without Warning by Joel Rosenberg

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New Fiction 03/07/2017

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week.  If you see something you line, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the library's catalog.

http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781101883884    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780425280942    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780812996975    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780425281680

Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel
Wait For Dark by Kay Hooper
In the Name of the Family by Sarah Dunant
Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs
The Hollywood Daughter by Kate Alcott
Celine by Peter Heller
Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley
Juror 3 by James Patterson
The Shut-In by James Patterson

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

New Fiction 2/28/2017

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week.  If you see something you line, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the library's catalog.

http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780062424969    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781617732201    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781476792422    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780765388452

Bone Box by Faye Kellerman
Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
Broken Glass by V.C.Andrews
The Lioness Is the Hunter by Loren D. Estleman

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Heist by James Patterson and Ree Jones

It is morning. Right before the shops are going to open. Three people are sitting in a van. As they see a man approach carrying a bag, they jump out of the van and attack him. The man is carrying millions in diamonds. The trio have been playing this heist for weeks and everything is going as planned. Until two guys show up on motorcycles and try to rob them.

After the close call, the trio continue with their plan, to get to Amsterdam and exchange the diamonds for cash. But they have an aggressive cop after them plus the guys they stole the diamonds from. Will they be able to pull off this heist or will the plan go up in flames?

Another good, fast read from Patterson's Bookshots. This one is actually in a book called Kill or Be Killed with three other Bookshot stories.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Surgeon and bestselling author of Complications: A Surgeon's Notes On an Imperfect Science Atul Gawande's latest book has you pondering what's really important at the end of life

Gawande says that in medical school, he was never taught about having those end of life conversations with patients on what are their priorities; what do they want at the end. Too often, when there is no cure, doctors focus on treatments to prolong life, but at the expense of quality of life.

He shares the stories of a pregnant woman who was diagnosed with a terminal cancer. After saving the baby, the doctor in agreement with Sara and her husband start rounds of aggressive treatments that leave her very sick. In her last hours she develops pneumonia from the lowered immune system due to the chemotherapy. She could barely breath and was in immense pain and distress. Gawande argues that perhaps they made the wrong decision in dealing with Sara's illness. What would her last days have been like had they focused on quality of life?

The reader also learns about how assisted living facilities had gotten their start and about a nursing home who allowed animals as part of therapy and what a difference that made in the lives of its residents. Finally, Gawande discusses the treatments of his own father who had a rare spinal cancer, and the difficulty of having that conversation with his parents, both of whom are doctors.

Dying is something that will effect all of us one day and many of us have or will see a loved one die. Gawande gives us an alternative to dying that steps away from the medical and focuses on the living. Highly recommended.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

New Fiction 02/21/2017

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week.  If you see something you like, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the library's catalog.

http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780062440556    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781455558308    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780062371881    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780062356260

Most Dangerous Place by James Grippando
Death of a Ghost by M.C.Beaton
Devil In Spring by Lisa Kleypas
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
Empire's End by Chuck Wendig
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves
I See You by Clare Mackintosh
The Mother's Promise by Sally Hepworth
The Schooldays of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan

Zoe is starting her life over. After a horrific accident when she was fourteen,  Zoe and her mom, Maria, have moved from Devon to Bristol. Maria has remarried to Chris, who has a son, Lucas. Zoe and Lucas are both piano prodigies are putting on a concert. But just as they start, a man comes barreling down the aisle screaming at Zoe calling her a murderer.

When they arrive back at home, Maria finally tells Chris the truth about what happened three years ago with Zoe. By the morning Maria is dead. Zoe is devastated and terrified that she will be accused. But by the end of the day the killer will be revealed.

This was a pretty good psychological thriller. The author doesn't leave you hanging too long to find out the details of Zoe's past. And the chapters alternate between characters for different points of view. I would recommend this thriller.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

American Gods by Neil Gaiman


Shadow Moon is not in a good place. He's just been released from prison, where he's been serving a 3 year sentence for assault, and he's also just found out that his wife has been killed in an accident. Seated on the plane next to him is a man who calls himself Wednesday, and who seems to know an awful lot about Shadow. Wednesday offers Shadow a job, and with nothing left of his former life to keep him, Shadow accepts. Wednesday isn't very forthcoming about what the job entails, just that Shadow will be his assistant/bodyguard/driver.

At first, it seems that Wednesday is just a first rate con man, but as Shadow comes to find out, he is actually the Norse god Odin. Furthermore, he's on a mission to gather the rest of the old gods who've settled all across the country, and get them to join him in waging war against the new gods who seem to be taking over. Soon, Shadow finds himself caught up in an epic battle.

This book's been around for awhile, but if you haven't had a chance to read it yet, there's still time before it comes to the small screen in April. And I promise you, it's a rollicking great read.