September 2022 New Items (2 of 3)

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The best is yet to come : a novel

The best is yet to come : a novel

Macomber, Debbie, author
2022

A new beginning in charming Oceanside, Washington is exactly what Hope Godwin needs after the death of her twin brother. Despite having settled quickly into the community, something is still missing for Hope. That is until she meets Shadow, a rescue dog. Like Shadow, shelter volunteer Cade Lincoln, Jr. is suffering with injuries most can't see. As she gains Shadow's trust, Hope notices Cade begin to open up as well. Cade and Hope take steps toward a relationship and Hope finally begins to feel at peace in her new home.

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Big Nate. Destined for awesomeness

Big Nate. Destined for awesomeness

Peirce, Lincoln, creator
2022


Carrie Soto is back : a novel

Carrie Soto is back : a novel

Reid, Taylor Jenkins, author
2022

Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular. But by the time she retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed twenty Grand Slam titles. And if you ask Carrie, she is entitled to every one of them. But six years after her retirement, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a brutal, stunning player named Nicki Chan. At thirty-seven years old, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement even if the sports media says that they never liked "the Battle-Axe" anyway. In spite of it all, Carrie Soto is back, for one epic final season.

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Catch the fair one

Catch the fair one

2022

Buffalo boxer Kaylee retreated into a corner of drug dependency after the disappearance of her kid sister Weeta. Finding Weeta's picture in the online ad of a sex trafficking ring, she offers her services as a new worker to the creeps running the operation ... with the endgame of finding her sibling and then punching their way out.

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The challenge : a novel

The challenge : a novel

Steel, Danielle, author
2022

One August afternoon in Fishtail, Montana, five inseparable friends' latest adventure takes a dangerous turn. Fear reverberates through the town as their parents grow ever more desperate to hear word that their children have been found. As they come to lean on one another for support, a media frenzy ensues, heightening tensions and testing some already fragile relationships. In the aftermath of this one fateful event, devastating secrets are revealed, new love appears on the horizon, and families are forced to reconsider what they once held dear.

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Daisy Darker : a novel

Daisy Darker : a novel

Feeney, Alice, author
2022

After years of avoiding each other, Daisy Darker's entire family is assembling for Nana's 80th birthday party. The family arrives, each of them harbouring secrets. Then at the stroke of midnight, as a storm rages, Nana is found dead. And an hour later, the next family member follows. Trapped on an island where someone is killing them one by one, the Darkers must reckon with their present mystery as well as their past secrets, before the tide comes in and all is revealed.

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Daisy Darker

Daisy Darker

Feeney, Alice, author
2022

After years of avoiding each other, Daisy Darker's entire family is assembling for Nana's 80th birthday party in Nana's crumbling gothic house on a tiny tidal island. Finally back together one last time, when the tide comes in, they will be cut off from the rest of the world for eight hours. The family arrives, each of them harboring secrets. Then at the stroke of midnight, as a storm rages, Nana is found dead. And an hour later, the next family member follows... Trapped on an island where someone is killing them one by one, the Darkers must reckon with their present mystery as well as their past secrets, before the tide comes in and all is revealed.

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Exalted : a novel

Exalted : a novel

Dorn, Anna.
2022

"Emily Forrest runs Exalted, the hottest astrology account on Instagram, from her studio apartment in Los Angeles. Burned out on meme-making and listicles, Emily's passion for astrology is waning despite her gift for deciphering the signs, until she comes across a birth-chart that could potentially change her mind. Beau Rubidoux's planets are aligned, each paired with its optimum sign--his chart is exalted. She decides that Beau, a well-connected photographer in Echo Park, could potentially be the love of her life and help her fulfill her true destiny: to be a star. Meanwhile in Riverside, Dawn Webster has been dumped once again. At 48, she is forced to return to the same restaurant where she started waiting tables at 18. With no girlfriend, no career, and her only son gone to Hollywood, the once-vivacious Dawn is aimless and alone. Persona non-grata at the local gay bar, she guzzles cheap champagne and checks Exalted to feel seen. She is a fiery Leo, and one day she will get her due"-- Publisher.

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Fairy tale : a novel

Fairy tale : a novel

King, Stephen, 1947- author
2022

Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, but he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was ten, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned how to take care of himself-and his dad. When Charlie is seventeen, he meets a dog named Radar and her aging master, Howard Bowditch, a recluse in a big house at the top of a big hill. Charlie starts doing jobs for Mr. Bowditch and loses his heart to Radar. When Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie a cassette tape telling a story no one would believe. What Bowditch knows, and has kept secret all his long life, is that inside the shed is a portal to another world.

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Fantastic beasts. The secrets of Dumbledore

Fantastic beasts. The secrets of Dumbledore

2022

Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches, and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald's growing legion of followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines?

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Fortune favors Lady Nikuko

Fortune favors Lady Nikuko

2022

Brash single mother Nikuko is well-known for her bold spirit, much to the embarrassment of Kikuko, her pensive yet imaginative daughter. In contrast to her mother, Kikuko wants nothing more than to fit in as she navigates the everyday social dramas of middle school. Life in the harbor is peaceful until a shocking revelation from the past threatens to uproot the pair's tender relationship.

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Give or take

Give or take

2022

A man's estranged father unexpectedly dies, so he goes home to Cape Cod and prepares the house for sale while sharing it with his father's temperamental live-in boyfriend. Grieving, they circle each other, butt heads, and negotiate how to remember the different man they both loved, and the significance of what he left behind.

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Love on the brain : a novel

Love on the brain : a novel

Hazelwood, Ali, author
2022

When forced to work on a project with your nemesis, it's best to stick to the science. Further research could trigger explosive results. Like an avenging, purple-haired Jedi bringing balance to the mansplained universe, Bee Ko╠łnigswasser lives by a simple code: What would Marie Curie do? If NASA offered her the lead on a neuroengineering project-a literal dream come true after years scraping by on the crumbs of academia-Marie would accept without hesitation. Duh. But the mother of modern physics never had to colead with Levi Ward. Sure, Levi is attractive in a tall, dark, and piercing-eyes kind of way. And sure, he caught her in his powerfully corded arms like a romance novel hero when she accidentally damseled in distress on her first day in the science lab. But Levi made his feelings toward Bee very clear in grad school-archenemies work best employed in their own galaxies far, far away. Now, her equipment is missing, the staff is ignoring her, and Bee finds her floundering career in somewhat of a pickle. Perhaps it's her occipital cortex playing tricks on her, but Bee could swear she can see Levi softening into an ally, backing her plays, seconding her ideas...devouring her with those eyes.

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A minor chorus : a novel

A minor chorus : a novel

Belcourt, Billy-Ray, author
2022

An unnamed narrator abandons his unfinished thesis and returns to northern Alberta in search of what eludes him: the shape of the novel he yearns to write, an autobiography of his rural hometown, the answers to existential questions about family, love, and happiness. What ensues is a series of conversations, connections, and disconnections that reveals the texture of life in a town literature has left unexplored, where the friction between possibility and constraint provides an insistent background score.

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Moon manor

Moon manor

2022

With advancing Alzheimer's and a determination to do things his way, Jimmy has decided to throw himself a fabulous FUNeral before his intentional death, teaching his guests, estranged brother, salt-of-the earth caretaker, sharp-witted death doula, a novice obituary writer, and an ethereal cosmic being, that sometimes the art of living just may be the art of dying.

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No sudden move

No sudden move

2021

Set in 1950s Detroit, the movie centers on a group of small-time criminals who are hired to steal what they think is a simple document. When their plan goes wrong, their search for who hired them and for what ultimate purpose weaves them through all echelons of the race-torn, rapidly changing city.

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The Northman

The Northman

2022

From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father's murder. Prince Amleth is on the verge of becoming a man when his father is brutally murdered by his uncle, who kidnaps the boy's mother. Two decades later, Amleth is now a Viking who's on a mission to save his mother, kill his uncle and avenge his father.

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The outfit

The outfit

2022

An expert tailor must outwit a dangerous group of mobsters in order to survive a fateful night.

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Please join us : a novel

Please join us : a novel

McKenzie, Catherine, author
2022

At thirty-nine, Nicole Muller's life is on the rocks. Then Nicole receives an invitation from an exclusive women's networking group, Panthera Leo. Membership is anonymous, but every member is a successful professional. Once there, she meets the other women who will make up her Pride. Soon, Nicole sees dividends as the new network quickly provides her with clients that help her relaunch her career. But then she's called to the congresswoman's apartment late at night where she's pressed into helping her cover up a crime.

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Saigami, Volume 1. (re)birth by flame

Saigami, Volume 1. (re)birth by flame

Seny, author, illustrator
2022

The girl known as Ayumi is a troubled European teenager who feels lost, like a stranger in her world. Her father left when she was little, while her mother's work means she is never around. A love of manga and books keeps her happy, while honest-to-goodness friends seem to be something only other people have. But this is not the case in the fantasy land known as Aesztrea. In this strange new world, there are dragons, creatures, and warriors who can wield power beyond our wildest imagination. When Ayumi arrives in Aesztrea, she learns that she may also be a Saigami. This warrior class of supernatural and superhuman abilities is one of the most honored and respected people in this new world. For the first time in her life, her potential is limitless, and she has seemingly found a place and a people where she can belong. But not all is right in Aesztrea, and there is a gnawing threat that the citizens can feel growing. Ayumi will have to face her own demons to get to the bottom of this and determine who she wants to be.

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Sophie Go's lonely hearts club

Sophie Go's lonely hearts club

Lim, Roselle, author
2022

Newly minted professional matchmaker Sophie Go has returned to Toronto. Her job is made difficult when she is revealed as a fraud. In dire search of clients, Sophie stumbles upon a secret club within her condo complex: the Old Ducks, seven septuagenarian Chinese bachelors who never found love. Somehow, she convinces them to hire her, but her matchmaking skills are put to the test as she learns the depths of loneliness, heartbreak, and love by attempting to make the hardest matches of her life.

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Stay awake : a novel

Stay awake : a novel

Goldin, Megan, author
2022

"Liv Reese wakes up in the back of a taxi with no idea where she is or how she got there. When she's dropped off at the door of her brownstone, a stranger answers-a stranger who now lives in her apartment and forces her out in the cold. She reaches for her phone to call for help, only to discover it's missing, and in its place is a bloodstained knife. That's when she sees that her hands are covered in black pen, scribbled messages like graffiti on her skin: STAY AWAKE. Two years ago, Liv was living with her best friend, dating a new man, and thriving as a successful writer for a trendy magazine. Now, she's lost and disoriented in a New York City that looks nothing like what she remembers. Catching a glimpse of the local news, she's horrified to see reports of a crime scene where the victim's blood has been used to scrawl a message across a window, the same message that's inked on her hands. What did she do last night? And why does she remember nothing from the past two years? Liv finds herself on the run for a crime she doesn't remember committing as she tries to piece together the fragments of her life. But there's someone who does know exactly what she did, and they'll do anything to make her forget-permanently. A complex thriller that unfolds at a breakneck speed, Stay Awake will keep you up all night"-- Provided by publisher.

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Thank you for listening : a novel

Thank you for listening : a novel

Whelan, Julia, 1984- author
2022

For Sewanee Chester, being an audiobook narrator is a long way from her old dreams, but the days of being a star on film sets are long behind her. She's found success and satisfaction from the inside of a sound booth and it allows her to care for her beloved, ailing grandmother. When she arrives in Las Vegas last-minute for a book convention, Sewanee unexpectedly spends a whirlwind night with a charming stranger. On her return home, Sewanee discovers one of the world's most beloved romance novelists wanted her to perform her last book-with Brock McNight, the industry's hottest, most secretive voice. Sewanee doesn't buy what romance novels are selling-not after her own dreams were tragically cut short-and she stopped narrating them years ago. But her admiration of the late author, and the opportunity to get her grandmother more help, makes her decision for her.

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The unbearable weight of massive talent = un talent en or massif

The unbearable weight of massive talent = un talent en or massif

2022

A cash-strapped Nicolas Cage agrees to make a paid appearance at a billionaire mega fan's birthday party, but is really a snitch for the CIA since the billionaire fan is a drug kingpin and gets cast in a Tarantino movie.

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The very secret society of irregular witches

The very secret society of irregular witches

Mandanna, Sangu, author
2022

As one of the few witches in Britain, Mika Moon knows she has to hide her magic - with one exception: an online account, where she posts videos "pretending" to be a witch. Then an unexpected message arrives, begging her to teach three young witches how to control their magic. As Mika begins to find her place at Nowhere House, the thought of belonging somewhere begins to feel like a real possibility. But when a threat comes knocking at their door, Mika will need to decide whether to risk everything to protect a found family she didn't know she was looking for.

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