New arrivals to beat the fall chill
Below are listed some of the new titles we have received this past month.
"A Gate at the Stairs" - Lorrie Moore. Lorrie Moore's people are jokesters, wisenheimers. They hold the world, and the language used to describe it, a little off to the side, where they can turn it around and, if not figure it out, at least find something funny to say about it, which, often, is not quite enough. It's been 11 years since her last book, 15 since her last novel, but "A Gate at the Stairs" is vintage Moore: brittle, witty and lurkingly dark, the portrait of a Midwest college town through the eyes of Tassie Keltjin, a student from the country whose mind has been lit up by learning but who spends nearly all this story out of class, as a nanny for a couple who have adopted a toddler. Tassie's a bit of a toddler herself (and an ideal narrator because of it), testing the world as if through her teeth, and she finds the world stranger and more deeply wounded the more she learns of it. Her investigations make A Gate at the Stairs sad, hilarious, and thrillingly necessary.
"Ladies of the Lake" - Hayward Smith. Sisters Dahlia, Iris, Violet, and Rose -- all with grown children of their own -- have a complicated relationship, so when their grand - mother's will requires them to spend the whole summer -- without friends or family -- "camping in" at her run-down lodge on remote Lake Clare in order to inherit the valuable land, old rivalries and new understanding emerge, with plenty of laughs along the way. Desperate to save her Buckhead home from foreclosure after being left in the lurch, recent divorcee Dahlia must complete the summer and sell her share immediately. Practical, even-tempered Violet will be no problem, but Iris has been Dahlia's nemesis since she learned to say, "no" to her big sister. And super-sweet, quirky Garage Sale Queen Rose is so "green" she'd test the patience of a saint. As tempers flare and old secrets are revealed, four grown women discover that the past is never truly buried.
"The Last Song" - Nickolas Sparks. Seventeen-year-old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, N.C. Three years later, she remains angry and alientated from her parents, especially her father ... until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church.
The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story of love on many levels -- first love, love between parents and children -- that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that love can break our hearts ... and heal them.
"The Missing" - Beverly Lewis. Twenty-one-year-old Grace Byler longs to find her missing mother and to uncover the secret that drove her to leave them three weeks before. Grace suspects the reason has to do with her father and his reserved, uncommunicative ways. This conviction led Grace to break off her betrothal to her quiet, staid beau, and she is now resigned to remain single. But when the young Amish man she thought was courting her best friend takes a sudden interest in her, Grace is befuddled and wonders if he can be trusted. "Englisher" Heather Lang has come to Amish country to relive fond memories of her mother and to contemplate a grave medical prognosis of her own. While in Bird-in-Hand, Heather meets Grace Byler and the two young women strike up a fast friendship, amazed by how well they click. Following the only clue they have, Grace and Heather travel together in hopes of finding Grace's mother and bringing her home. Will they find what they're looking for ... or something much more?
"Making A Living Without A Job" - Barbara Winter
"Where Men Win Glory" - Jon Krakauer
"Saving Dinner" - Leanne Ely
Large Print Fiction
"92 Pacific Blvd." - Debbie Macmber
"At the King's Command" - Susan Wiggs
"Best Friends Forever" - Jennifer Weiner
"Blendinan's Bluff" - Fayeke Herman
"Chosen to Die" - Lisa Jackson
"Intervention" - Robin Cook
"The Scoop" - F. Michaels
"Smash Cut" - Sandra Brown
"Texas Wildflower" - Susan Wiggs
"The Diary" - E. Goudge
"The Traffickers" - W.E.B. Griffin
"Trial by Fire" - Terri Blackstock
"Vengeance in Death" - J. D. Robb
JUNIOR AND YOUTH
"Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls - Stagefright" - Meg Cabot
"Christmas in Camelot" - Osborne
"City of Fire" - Laurence Yep
"Murder at Midnight" - Avi
Junior Non Fiction
"Amazing Armadillos" - McKerley
"Deep Ocean Creatures"
"Fairy Tale Cookbook" - Jane Yolen
"Horricanes" - Gail Gibbons
"Why Pi? How Math Applies to Everyday Life" - Johnny Ball
"A Cars Christmas" - Melissa Lagonegro
"Belle" - Elizabeth Mills
"I'm No Turkey" - Wilhelm
"Let's Share Grumpy Bunny" - J. Fontes
"Littlest Red Riding Hood" - Lee
"May I Please Have a Cookie" - Jenn Morris
"Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" - Kristen Depken
"A Visit to the fire House" - L. Silverhardt
"The Goblin and The Empty Chair" - Mem Fox
"The Great Escape" (SpongeBob) - Sollinger
"Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" - Cynthia Rylant
"What Sisters Do Best, What Brothers Do Best" - L. Numeroff
"Would I Trade My Parents" - L. Numberoff
We have many new DVDs and a few are listed below.
"Kramer vs. Kramer"
"Raise Your Voice"
"Teen Wolf Too"
"That Thing You Do"
"The Boy Who Could Fly"
"What a Girl Wants"
Monday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.