New Books! Week of July 29
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Asylum: A Personal, Historical, Natural Inquiry in 103 Lyric Sections by Jill Bialosky
Jill Bialosky's Asylum is a collection of terse forms and psalms that add up to a powerful, full-throated deliverance. Each trope captures life and death matters--a singing, a keening, within each taut, well-made release. Rather than craving a physical space, asylum is sought in language, metaphor, meditation, yoga, query, and hope. And one of the joys of reading this collection is to feel its poignancy through verbal accretion. Asylum is experimental and, at times, nearly classical, but always intently alive with lyrical truths." --Yusef Komunyakaa
Being Lolita: A Memoir by Alisson Wood
A chilling and propulsive debut about the danger of being captive inside someone else's story, and the power of choosing your own. --Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart and Abandon Me
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson
The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. "What Wilkerson urges . . . isn't argument at all; it's compassion. Hush, and listen." --Jill Lepore, The New Yorker
Diala's Kitchen: Plant-Forward and Pescatarian Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel by Diala Canelo
"Diala's food philosophy is one I love: eat seasonally, listen to your body, and celebrate the sense of community that comes from sharing good food. Her gorgeous new book features an array of accessible, jaw-dropping recipes inspired by international travel, from creative lunches to decadent desserts. Diala's Kitchen brings flavors from around the world into your kitchen, encouraging you to share delicious, wholesome meals with the people around you."
--Jeanine Donofrio, author of Love & Lemons Every Day and The Love & Lemons Cookbook
The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter
"Her talent is the equivalent of an Edgar Allan Poe or a Nathaniel Hawthorne . . . An exemplary storyteller, weaving her words with skill and intelligence. She will be recognized as one of the great talents of the 21st century and will hold an honored place in the realm of world literature."-- The Huffington Post
Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption by Ben Mezrich
From the Silk Road to the halls of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Bitcoin Billionaires will take us on a wild and surprising ride while illuminating a tantalizing economic future. On November 26, 2017, the Winklevoss brothers became the first bitcoin billionaires. Here's the story of how they got there--as only Ben Mezrich could tell it.
The Confession Club by Elizabeth Berg
"You needn't have read the previous Mason installments to savor The Confession Club. . . . [Elizabeth Berg's] language is gentle, her stories complex: simple outside and rich inside, like a pound cake from Iris's kitchen." --Minneapolis Star Tribune
A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill
"A magnificent tribute to Lovecraft's vexing achievement, A Cosmology of Monsters redeems . . . the master's flaws. Hamill's heart-stopping debut novel features exceptionally graceful language and a set of characters we come to worry about, take delight in, grieve for and love. Saturated with endless wonder and horrific consequences. . . . Bites horror to its core."--BookPage
Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style by Benjamin Dreyer
"It is Benjamin Dreyer's intense love for the English language and his passion for the subject that make the experience of reading Dreyer's English such a pleasure, almost regardless of the invaluable and practical purpose his book serves in such dark and confusing times for grammar and meaning." --Ayelet Waldman & Michael Chabon
Find Me by Andre Aciman
You don't have to have read Call Me by Your Name, Aciman's 2007 bestselling novel turned Oscar-nominated movie, to immediately fall in love with this sexy, melancholic follow-up. It stands entirely separate, yet connected, a beautiful ode to the passage of time, to the lasting power of true love and the ache of loneliness...the revelations about who these characters have become unraveling slowly like a gorgeous piece of classical music." --Buzzfeed
Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer
When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella's side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward's version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun. This unforgettable tale as told through Edward's eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward's past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger?
The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed
I've never read a book that so aptly delves into the harrowing shift from black girl to black woman, while chronicling one of the most resounding examples of systemic racism in recent American history. Should be required reading in every classroom."--Nic Stone, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin
Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco
"Audrey is a young woman eager to use her brains and willing to flaunt society's rules....This mystery pays homage to classics like Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein [and] will satisfy those readers looking for historical mystery, a witty heroine, and a little romance."--- School Library Connection
Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure by Jeff Kinney
From the imagination of Rowley Jefferson comes an adventure of epic proportions. Join Roland and his best friend, Garg the Barbarian, as they leave the safety of their village and embark on a quest to save Roland's mom from the White Warlock. Will our heroes survive? Find out in Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure!
The Snoring Princess by Anna Staniszewski,l illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
Staniszewski creates a tense mystery akin to the 'Encyclopedia Brown' series... Pamintuan's illustrations have an animated style that is engaging without overwhelming the text. VERDICT A series debut that... will engage readers with its fantastical mystery and honest depictions of relationships with family and friends. --School Library Journal
Agent Moose by Mo O’Hara Illustrated by Jess Bradley
Bright colors and clear character drawings make this graphic novel as easy to follow as it is fun to read....This animal investigator fits right in with Tom Angleberger's "Inspector Flytrap" and Doreen Cronin's "Chicken Squad" series. -- School Library Journal
Some Dinosaurs are Small by Charlotte Voake
The well-paced text steadily and deliberately drives the image-drawn action forward, making for an engaging read-aloud that's sure to appeal to dinosaur lovers and their friends...An inventive idea cleverly executed.--Kirkus Reviews
Along Came A Fox by Georgiana Deutsch, illustrated by Cally Johnson-Isaacs
The perfect story to encourage children to treat others as they would like to be treated. Down by the moonlit lake, Bramble fox is in for a BIG SURPRISE... There's another fox! "That fox startled me!" grumped Bramble. "How RUDE!" Will these two foxes be able to be friends?
Cubs in the Tub: The True Story of the Bronx Zoo’s First Woman Zookeeper by Candace Fleming, Illustrated by Julie Downing
"Telling the tale with great attention to detail, Fleming perfectly captures both time and place as well as the loving, determined woman who forged her way in a man's profession. Downing's illustrations in a wide variety of sizes and hues will keep readers' attention glued to the pages and are in sync with the text in every way. . . . A lovely homage to a little-known woman and her quiet achievement."-- Kirkus Reviews