July 2022 New Items (2 of 2)
Abuelita and me
Carranza, Leonarda, author
Spending time at home with Abuelita means pancakes, puddle-jumping, and nail-painting. But venturing out into the city is not always as fun. On the bus and at the grocery store, people are impatient and suspicious--sometimes they even yell. Sad, angry, and scared, the story's young narrator decides not to leave home again...until a moment of empowerment helps her see the strength she and Abuelita share when they face the world together.
Acts of Violet
Montimore, Margarita, author.
Iconic magician Violet Volk performed her greatest trick: vanishing mid-act. Though she hasn't been seen since, her hold on the public imagination is stronger than ever. As the ten-year anniversary approaches, Violet's sister Sasha begins to experience an unsettling series of sleepwalking episodes and coincidences, which all seem to lead back to Violet. Pushed to her emotional limits, Sasha must finally confront the most painful truths about her sister, and herself, even at the risk of losing everything.
When his young daughter's beloved companion, an android named Yang, malfunctions, Jake searches for a way to repair him. In the process, Jake discovers the life that has been passing in front of him, reconnecting with his wife and daughter across a distance he didn't know was there.
The case files of Jeweler Richard. Vol. I
Tsujimura, Nanako, author
"When Seigi Nakata rescued a handsome young jewelry appraiser from a group of drunken assailants, he got more than he bargained for! The appraiser is Richard Ranasinghe de Vulpian, a brilliant and mysterious British jewelry expert. Seigi hires him to appraise a family heirloom...and that is just the beginning. Together, they unlock the secret messages hidden in the hearts of precious stones-and those who possess them. "--Provided by publisher.
The dachshund wears Prada
London, Stefanie, author
The most unemployable social media influencer in Manhattan, Isla Thompson takes a job caring for Camilla, a foul-tempered dachshund whose owner draws her into his world of secluded luxury where she shows her fourteen-year-old sister that dreams are always worth chasing.
The dolphin house : a novel
Schulman, Audrey, 1963- author
"Based on the true story of the 1965 "dolphin house" experiment, this spellbinding novel captures the tenor of the social experiments of the 1960's in award-winning author Audrey Schulman's tightly paced and evocative style. It is 1965, and Cora, a young, hearing impaired woman, buys a one-way ticket to the island of St. Thomas, where she discovers four dolphins held in captivity as part of an experiment led by the obsessive Dr. Blum. Drawn by a strong connection to the dolphins, Cora falls in with the scientists and discovers her need to protect the animals. Recognizing Cora's knack for communication, Blum uses her for what will turn into one of the most fascinating experiments in modern science: an attempt to teach the dolphins human language by creating a home in which she and a dolphin can live together. As the experiment progresses, Cora forges a remarkable bond with the creatures, until her hard-won knowledge clashes with the male-dominated world of science. As a terrible scandal threatens to engulf the experiment, Cora's fight to save the dolphins becomes a battle to save herself."-- Amazon.com.
The echo man : a novel
Holland, Sam, author
Detectives Cara Elliott and Noah Deakin are on the case of a series of seemingly unconnected murders, each different in method, but each shocking and brutal. As the body count increases, they can't ignore the details that echo famous cases of the past--Manson, Kemper, Dahmer, and more. As Elliott and Deakin get closer to unmasking the killer, the murders are moving closer to home. Meanwhile, Jessica Ambrose is on the run. She's been implicated as the arsonist who killed her neglectful husband and injured her young daughter. With the help of disgraced and suspended detective Nate Griffin, Jess discovers a shocking link between her case and that of the ultimate copycat killer working on his horrifying masterpiece.
Florida woman : a novel
Rogers, Deb, author.
After going viral for an outrageous crime she never meant to commit in the first place, Jamie has the requisite headline to her name. But when the chance comes for her to escape viral infamy and imminent jail time by taking a community service placement at Atlas, a shelter for rescued monkeys, it seems like just the fresh start Jamie needs to finally get her life back on track - until it's not. As Jamie ventures deeper into the offbeat world and rituals of Atlas, her summer is soon set to inspire an even stranger Florida headline than she ever could've imagined.
Good night, Baby Shark!
When it's bedtime and Baby Shark is not sleepy, the whole shark family teams up to help him fall asleep.
The hating game
When a businesswoman decides to achieve success without compromising her ethics, she discovers that she has become attracted to her cold and efficient office nemesis.
Honey and spice : a novel
Babalola, Bolu, author.
An expert in relationship-evasion and the host of the popular student radio show, Brown Sugar, Kiki Banjo has made it her mission to make sure the women of the Afro-Caribbean Society at Whitewell University do not fall into the mess of "situationships," players, and heartbreak. But when Kiki kisses Malakai Korede, the guy she publicly denounced in front of every Blackwellian on campus, she finds her show and her reputation on the brink. Kiki has never surrendered her heart before and a player like Malakai, no matter how charming he is or how incredible their connection is, won't be the one to change that.
Ellis, David, 1967- author.
Simon and Vicky couldn't seem more normal. A stable, if unexciting marriage. But one thing's for sure - absolutely nothing is what it seems. When the body of a beautiful socialite is found hanging in a mansion in a nearby suburb, Simon and Vicky's secrets begin to unravel. A secret whirlwind affair. A twenty-million-dollar trust fund about to come due. A decades-long grudge and obsession with revenge. These are just a few of the lies that make up the complex web - and they will have devastating consequences.
On a quiet street
Glass, Seraphina Nova, author
"Cora thinks her husband, Finn, is cheating--she just needs to catch him in the act. That's where Paige comes in. Paige lost her son to a hit-and-run last year, and she's drowning in the kind of grief that makes people do reckless things like ... agreeing to Cora's plan to reveal what kind of man Finn really is. All the while, their reclusive new neighbor, Georgia, is acting more strangely every day. But what could such a lovely young mother possibly be hiding?"-- Provided by publisher
Reputation : a novel
Vaughan, Sarah, 1972- author
Emma, a politician constantly under fire who is lobbying for a new law to protect women and girls from online bullying, is pushed to the limit when a body is found in her house, and will do anything to protect her reputation and family, no matter what the cost.
Set on you
Lea, Amy, author
"Curvy fitness influencer Crystal Chen built her career shattering gym stereotypes and mostly ignoring the trolls. After her recent breakup, she has little stamina left for men, instead finding solace in the gym - her place of power and positivity. Enter firefighter Scott Ritchie, the smug new gym patron who routinely steals her favorite squat rack. Sparks fly as these ultra-competitive foes battle for gym domination. But after a series of escalating jabs, the last thing they expect is to run into each other at their grandparents' engagement party. In the lead up to their grandparents' wedding, Crystal discovers there's a soft heart under Scott's muscled exterior. Bonding over family, fitness, and cheesy pick-up lines, she just might have found her swolemate. But when a photo of them goes viral, savage internet trolls put their budding relationship to the ultimate test of strength"-- Provided by publisher.
Griffith, Nicola, author
"A spellbinding and subversive queer recasting of Arthurian myth by the legendary author of Hild. The girl knows she has a destiny before she even knows her name. She grows up in the wild, in a cave with her mother, but visions of a faraway lake come to her on the spring breeze, and when she hears a traveler speak of Artos, king of Caer Leon, she knows that her future lies at his court. And so, brimming with magic and eager to test her strength, she breaks her covenant with her mother and, with a broken hunting spear and mended armour, rides on a bony gelding to Caer Leon. On her adventures she will meet great knights and steal the hearts of beautiful women. She will fight warriors and sorcerers. And she will find her love, and the lake, and her fate. Nebula and Lambda Award-winning author Nicola Griffith returns with Spear, a glorious queer retelling of Arthurian legend, full of dazzling magic and intoxicating adventure"-- Provided by publisher.
Violet and the crumbs : a gluten-free adventure
Rayner, Abigail, author
"Violet used to love birthday parties, but now that she has celiac disease, she's not allowed to eat pizza, cake, or anything else with gluten. Violet feels alone until she discovers that some animals have dietary restrictions as well. While standing up for her animal friends, she realizes she can do the same for herself. And when it's time to celebrate Violet's birthday, there isn't a single gluten-containing crumb in sight!"-- Provided by publisher.
What remains true : a novel
Naigle, Nancy, author
After a nasty divorce, Merry Anna Foster arrives in Antler Creek, North Carolina, where she becomes friends with the rodeo-loving owner of the local feed mill, and as their friendship progresses, she is placed in a difficult situation when her ex-husband shows up, ready to reconcile.
Winnie Zeng unleashes a legend
Zhao, Katie, author.
Armed with her fledgling powers, a magic cookbook, and the mentorship of a talking rabbit, sixth-grader Winnie Zeng must embrace her heritage and the powers of her ancestors to save her town from an evil spirit of Chinese legend.