The library has recently purchased many new books. You can view a handful of them here along with descriptions or go to the library catalog to see the full listing.
The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking) by Katie Mack
We know the universe had a beginning, and expanded from a state of unimaginable density to an all-encompassing cosmic fireball to a simmering fluid of matter and energy. But what happens at the end? Mack takes us on a tour through five of the cosmos’s possible finales. Along the way she guides us through cutting-edge science and major concepts in quantum mechanics, cosmology, string theory, and much more.
How to Write One Song by Jeff Tweedy
A thoughtful, counterintuitive book about creativity from the celebrated songwriter, leader of the band Wilco, and New York Times bestselling author of Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back), inspiring others by taking the reader through the process of writing one song.
Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian
An Indian-American serio-comic and magical realist epic love story about the perils of ambition, tracing the mysterious alchemy of its characters’ transformation from high school in an Atlanta suburb through young adulthood in the Bay Area.
Infinite Country by Patricia Engel
Moving their family to what they believe will be a safer but temporary home in Houston, two young parents are forced to choose between an undocumented status in America and returning to the violence of war-torn Bogota.
The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
When her husband of a year disappears, Hannah quickly learns Owen is not who he said he was and is left to sort out the truth with just one ally — her husband’s teenage daughter, who hates her. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen’s past, they soon realize they’re also building a new future–one neither of them could have anticipated. With its breakneck pacing, dizzying plot twists, and evocative family drama, The Last Thing He Told Me is a riveting mystery, certain to shock you.
Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia
From 19th-century cigar factories to present-day detention centers, from Cuba to Mexico, Of Women and Salt is a kaleidoscopic portrait of betrayals–personal and political, self-inflicted and those done by others–that have shaped the lives of these extraordinary women. A haunting meditation on the choices of mothers, the legacy of the memories they carry, and the tenacity of women who choose to tell their stories despite those who wish to silence them.
The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
A psychologically suspenseful novel about a story too good not to steal. Jacob Finch Bonner was a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, he’s teaching in a third-rate MFA program and hasn’t written–let alone published—anything decent in years. When an arrogant student announces that he doesn’t need Jake’s help because the plot of his own book in-progress is a sure thing, Jake is prepared to dismiss the boast as typical amateur narcissism. But then… he hears the plot.
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
The sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission to save both humanity and the earth, Ryland Grace is hurtled into the depths of space when he must conquer an extinction-level threat to our species. An irresistible interstellar adventure as only Andy Weir could deliver, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival to rival The Martian—while taking us to places it never dreamed of going.
The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
Once a sanatorium treating tuberculosis patients, Le Sommet was abandoned years ago but has recently been renovated into a lavish hotel.Though it’s a stunning retreat, something about the hotel makes detective Elin Warner nervous. When Elin discovers a woman has vanished without a trace, Elin’s alarm grows. With the storm cutting off access to and from the hotel, the remaining guests start to panic. Yet no one has realized that another woman has gone missing. And she’s the only one who could have warned them just how much danger they’re all in.
The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey
Evelyn Caldwell’s husband Nathan has been having an affair — with Evelyn Caldwell. Or, to be exact, with a genetically cloned replica. After a morning that begins with a confrontation and ends with Nathan’s body bleeding out on the kitchen floor, the two Caldwell wives will have to think fast-before sharing everything including sharing a jail cell. The Echo Wife is a non-stop thrill ride of lies, betrayal, and identity, perfect for fans of Big Little Lies and Killing Eve.
Summaries adapted from publishers.