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New Books for Library Lovers
By Kate Mutch, Public Services Librarian
February 23, 2011
February is Library Lovers’ Month. What better way to celebrate than spending time with a few good books? As an avid reader, I am always on the lookout for the newest and best. Here are just a few promising books, newly-released or coming soon to your library.
J.A. Jance is the bestselling author of the Joanna Brady series and the J. P. Beaumont series. She returns to the thriller scene with “Fatal Error,” a fast-paced novel full of plot twists sure to keep you turning the pages.
“Union Quilter,” by Jennifer Chiaverini, is the latest Elm Creek Quilters novel. This powerful story follows a group of women coping with their changing roles during the Civil War.
In the mood for a memoir? “While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age During the Civil Rights Movement” is a poignant and gripping eyewitness account of life in the Jim Crow South. Readers will gain a new perspective on the bombings, riots, historic marches and triumphs that characterized the Civil Rights movement.
“The Paris Wife” is a novel by Paula McLain, written from the point of view of Ernest Hemmingway’s first wife. Readers will glimpse a young and appealing Hemmingway during the couple’s brief and intense courtship set in 1920 Paris.
Neuroscientist Lisa Genova’s riveting first book “Still Alice” told the story of a woman with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. She follows up this month with “Left Neglected,” describing the devastation and uncertain recovery of Sara, a corporate businesswoman, wife, and mother of three, who survives a car crash with an injury causing her brain to ignore the left side of everything.
Daniel Palmer, son of bestselling medical-thriller author Michael Palmer, lays out mind-bending twists in his debut novel, “Delirious,” a psychological thriller.
Blogger-turned-author Ree Drummond recounts her unlikely romance with a chaps-wearing cowboy in “The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels--A Love Story.”
And one more, coming this March: “Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-From South Central to Hollywood.” I had never heard of Ice-T before his role in “Law and Order: SVU” – but his character on that show appealed to me. Even more fascinating is his personal journey: growing up surrounded by gangs, leading a criminal life, becoming a hip-hop star and now playing a cop on television. This memoir promises to be an eye-opening read.
Library-lovers know the best place to try out a new book or author is at your public library. Not only can you check out the newest and best for free with your library card, but if you end up not liking one; you can always bring it back and try something else.
New books and bestsellers are frequently in high-demand. Place your name on the waiting list for any book by visiting www.natronacountylibrary.org.You will receive a call or email when your book is ready to pick up. To learn more about new books, authors or placing a hold, visit your Natrona County Public Library or call us at 577-READ.
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