New Books! Week of May 6
Here's what's just arrived!
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Resistance: A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change, and Courage by Tori Amos
A timely and passionate call to action for engaging with our current political moment, from the Grammy-nominated and multiplatinum singer-songwriter and New York Times bestselling author Tori Amos.
24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid by Willie Mays
[Mays'] upbeat personality shines even when discussing difficult topics...Baseball fans of all ages and anyone seeking inspiration will enjoy memories and motivation shared in a warm, joyous manner by the irrepressible Say Hey Kid. -- Library Journal (starred review)
Bad News: Why We Fall for Fake News by Rob Brotherton
Rob Brotherton is an academic psychologist and science writer who likes to walk on the weird side of psychology. His first book, Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories, was published by Bloomsbury Sigma in 2015 and was shortlisted for a British Psychological Society Book Award.
In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration by Shane O’Mara
It seems like a simple, perhaps the simplest, human activity: Walking. Yet, as O'Mara makes clear, every amble is transformative. It grows brain cells, fires our muscles, unleashes our creative spirit and lifts our moods. This book could--and should--change your life.--Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix
The Last Trial by Scott Turow
"Turow has established the gold standard for legal thrillers for decades, and he delivers another bar-raising example of his talent here, with his signature absorbing legal details, cerebral suspense, and fascinatingly flawed characters all on full view."-- Booklist, Starred Review
A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet
As bewitching, unflinching, wry, and profoundly attuned to the state of the planet as ever, supremely gifted Millet tells a commanding and wrenching tale of cataclysmic change and what it will take to survive.--Donna Seaman
Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland by Jonathan Metzl
"Traveling through the American heartland, a physician deconstructs how right-wing policies have fatal consequences, even for the voters they purport to help. Metzl paints a blistering portrait of a subculture so in thrall to racist ideology that they willingly invite rising gun suicides, poor healthcare, and falling life expectancies."-- Esquire
Less Than One: Selected Essays by Joseph Brodsky
"[E]vinces a supple, witty mastery of the English language...[P]rovides deeply illuminating insights into the Russian literary tradition, political climate, and modern poetry and poetics." -- Library Journal
Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir of Life and Love After Unimaginable Loss by Jayson Greene
"This minutely observed memoir will surely be helpful to other people whose world changes in an instant. Greene, a journalist, never flinches from his distress and is not ashamed to describe himself as he truly is as he struggles to carry on in a world where [his daughter] no longer exists." --The Times (London)
The Porpoise by Mark Haddon
"Haddon's writing is beautiful, almost hallucinatory at times, and his descriptions so rich and lush and specific that smells and sights and tastes and sounds . . . all but waft and dance off the page." -- The New York Times
Someone We Know by Shari Lapena
" Someone We Know is a tour de force of thriller writing. Shari Lapena proves yet again that she is the mistress of the pacy plot, cliff edge tension and menacing suburban claustrophobia. Fans will be delighted and if you haven't read her books yet, then why on earth not?"
--Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of The Nanny
Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis by Jared Diamond
"The virtues of Diamond's storytelling shine through....let this experienced observer with an uncanny eye for the small details that reveal larger truths take you on an expedition around the world and through fascinating pivotal moments in seven countries."-- Moisés Naím, The Washington Post
Young Adult/Middle Grade
By the Book by Amanda Sellett
"In this refreshing first novel, Sellet manages the large cast of characters well, while portraying the protagonist's big family, her small circle of friends, and her first romance with considerable wit and insight. As Mary struggles with the practical and emotional troubles arising from her many mistakes, her rueful, self-deprecating narrative is sometimes impossible to read without laughing out loud. A smart, engaging romance."
--Booklist, STARRED review
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar
"Debut author Jaigirdar seamlessly weaves issues of racism and homophobia into a fast-moving plot peopled with richly drawn characters...Impossible to put down."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Queen of the Unwanted by Jenna Glass
"A blend of the traditional Western European epic fantasy and the birth control revolution of the 1960s, The Women's War takes the reader on a journey toward revolution. . . . A fascinating and entertaining read, and a welcome addition to the world of epic fantasy." --New York Journal of Books
Dear Beast by Dori Hillestad Butler, illustrated by Kevan Atteberry
"Beneath the humorous cat vs. dog banter, readers learn more about Andy's life and family through the creatures' doting observations. Full-color cartoony art on every page provides additional setting and characterization, while a "Doggy Dictionary" in the back addresses Baxter's many spelling errors." --The Horn Book
The Eagle Huntress: The True Story of the Girl Who Soared Beyond Expectations by Liz Welch and Aisholpan Nurgaiv
"Nurgaiv's love for and pride in her homeland, culture, and family come through with quiet, persuasive power. An intriguing memoir from a girl who's become a cultural icon."
House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess
" A wonderful adventure book for teens that challenges ideas of right and wrong, chaos and purity, as well as good and evil." - School Library Journal
Brown Sugar Babies written and illustrated by Charles R Smith, Jr
"Toddlers will pore over these images again and again. No candy is sweeter than these scrumptious babies in all of their delicious colors."-- Kirkus Reviews
Desert Girl, Monsoon Boy written by Tara Dairman, illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan
"A beautiful and important book about climate change featuring those who are most affected by it. Dairman draws inspiration from the Rabari people, an Indigenous tribe of nomadic herders and shepherds that live in northwest India . . [and] Bangalore-based Sreenivasan's extensive research is evident in her saturated, detailed illustrations. Text and illustrations work beautifully in concert." - Kirkus, starred review
Hello Garage by Nicola Slater
In this toddler's world, Alex the cat is at the garage today! He wants his friends to come out and play, but where are they? Lift the flaps under every van and truck, and help Alex gather a group of friends! Anteaters, hippos, moose, and bears join Alex outside to play ball on a hill of green touch-and-feel grass.
That’s My Carrot by Il Sung Na
When two rabbits find a giant carrot growing between their yards, they do the only thing that makes sense: they argue over whose carrot it is! One rabbit brings a shovel to dig it out, and the other rabbit brings a spade. Next comes the bulldozers and backhoes and cranes . . . and when the dust settles, the carrot is gone! Now, it will be up to the rabbits to join forces and find the giant carrot, and build a friendship along the way.
If I Couldn’t Be Anne by Kallie George, Illustrated by Genevieve Godbout
In this whimsical and magical picture book, Anne's boundless imagination takes flight! She imagines being all the things she loves so dearly. If I Couldn't Be Anne, Anne with an e, what would I be . . . Anne wonders what it would be like to be the wind dancing round the treetops. A tightrope walker, breathless and brave. A princess in a palace made of apple blossoms. A magical frost fairy or a plain little wood elf. . . . But even as Anne's imagination soars far and wide, she comes back down to earth, recognizing that some things - like friendship! - are even better than the imagination.