Check out some of these new titles in the new books section at the front of the library!
1493 by Charles C. Mann
This is deeply engaging new history that explores the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed totally different suites of plants and animals. Columbus’s voyages brought them back together–and marked the beginning of an extraordinary exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination (From Novelist).
Girls to the Front by Sarah Marcus
A Brooklyn-based journalist gives a brash, gutsy chronicle of the empowering music and feminist movement of the early 1990s led by young women rock groups like Bikini Kill and Bratmobile. Marcus enthusiastically tracks the “scattered cartographies of rebellion” and captures the combustible excitement of this significant if short-lived moment. (From Publisher’s Weekly.)
Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared–Lt. Louis Zamperini. Captured by the Japanese and driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor. (From Novelist.)
Well Offed in Vermont by Amy Meade
In Meade’s new Vermont cozy mystery series, Stella Thornton Buckley feels out of her element in small-town Vermont, and not just because she’s fresh from Manhattan. Hours after moving to maple country, she and husband Nick find a body in their well. The investigation pushes the couple into a less than luxurious deer camp. They drive their Smart Car all over the hamlet to question the quirky locals about the dead man, a businessman that rubbed a lot of folks the wrong way.
Tag Man by Archer Mayor
“Across Brattleboro, Vermont, rich people (some with dark secrets) are waking up in their high security, alarm-equipped homes to find a Post-it note stuck to their bedside tables reading, “You’re it.” There is little sign of disturbance anywhere, nothing stolen (that anyone admits,) and only a bit of expensive food eaten as a signature. The Press loves the story and dubs the burglar the Tag Man. But who is he? And what’s he actually doing? In fact, he’s quickly running for his life, for what he discovers in one of these houses appears to be proof of a heinous string of murders. But is it? Joe Gunther, struggling to recover from a devastating personal loss, leads his VBI team to untangle the many conflicting pieces of evidence, while the burglar himself struggles for survival in the no-man’s-land between the police and the villains.” (From Novelist).
Unnatural issue: an Elemental Masters novel by Mercedes Lackey
Elemental Earth Master Richard Whitestone, devastated by the death of his beloved wife during childbirth, has ignored his daughter for years, until he conceives of a twisted plan to use her body to bring back the spirit of his wife. (From Novelist).