New Books 2022

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January

  • Dark Hours  --  Connelly, Michael  --   mystery

  • Sentence  --  Erdich, Louise  --  fiction

  • Hill We Climb  --  Gorman, Amanda  --  poetry

  • Immune: A Journey Into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive  --  Dettmer, Phillip non-fiction

  • Night Music  --  Moyes, Jojo  --  fiction

  • Slow Fire Burning  --  Hawkins, Paula  --  mystery

  • Son  --  Lowry, Lois  --  juvenile fiction, last in the series The Giver

  • Sweetness of Water  --  Harris, Nathan  --  historical fiction

  • The Lincoln Highway  --  Towles, Amor  --  fiction

  • Cloud Cuckoo Land  --  Doerr, Anthony  --  fiction

  • State of Terror  --  Clinton, Hillary and Penny, Louise  --  fiction

  • Credible Threat  --  Jance, J.A.  --  mystery

  • Libertie  --  Greenidge, Kaitlym  --  fiction

February

  • Harlem Shuffle        Whitehead, Colson (Fiction)
     

    Ray is trying to make a decent life for himself and his family but his hoodlum background keeps encroaching on his efforts.
     

  • The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell      Dugoni,Robert      (Fiction)
     

    Sam was born with red eyes (ocular albinism). As a forty year old adult, he looks back on his life filled with bullies of all sizes and ages and how he stood up to them with remarkable strength.

    Squeeze Me      Hiaasen, Carl      (Fiction)

  • The mysterious disappearance of a wealthy, elderly socialite from a Palm Beach mansion during a charity gala sets off a manhunt by the local police. She and all the members of her exclusive club are ardent fans of “the Winter White House” resident. Hiaasen captures perfectly the absurdity of our times.

March

Braiding Sweetgrass     Robin Wall Kimmerer
     Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

 

I Must Betray You     Ruta Sepetys     (Historical)
     A historical thriller that examines the little-known history of a nation defined by silence, 
      pain, and the unwavering conviction of the human spirit.

 

Unfinished Business     J.A. Jance     (Mystery)
     An Ali Reynolds mystery

Shadows Reel     C.J. Box     (Mystery)

Sunlit Weapon     Jacqueline Winspear     (Mystery)
     Book 17 in the Maisie Dobbs series

April

  Oh, William!     Elizabeth Strout     (Fiction)
     Lucy Barton is grieving the loss of her second husband and revisits her
     relationship with her first husband. The third book in this series by Elizabeth
     Strout.

May

  Better Off Dead     Lee Childs and Andrew Childs      (Mystery)
     A Jack Reacher story


  Bridge of Gods     Diane Rios     (Young Adult Fiction)
     Silver Mountain Series Book 1 - Twelve year old Chloe is an only child living in the remote         wilderness of Oregon. She happily spends her days exploring the forests around her home
     and is astonished to find the animals seem to know her


  White Lies     AJ Baime     (Biography)
     The true story of Walter White, a Black civil rights leader who passed for white in order to          investigate racist murders.


  Sky and the Wooden Spoon     Abraham Barrett     (Juvenile Fiction)
     Delightful children's book written by a local author. 

June

  Coming Through the Slaughter     Michael Ondaatje     (Fiction)
     A ficitonalized version of the life of New Orleans jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden.


  Trailed     Kathy Miles     (Non-fiction)
     Journalist, Kathy Miles, investigates the unsolved case of the 1996 murders of two women       in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park. 

August

Hatchet Island     Paul Doiron     (Mystery by Maine Author)
     Number 19 in the Mike Bowditch series


Land of Women     Maria Sanchez     (Non-fiction (memoir))   
     Part memoir and part rural feminist manifesto, Land of Women acknowledges the 

     sacrifices of Sánchez’s female ancestors who enabled her to become the woman she is.

The Ministry for the Future     Kim Stanley Robinson
     A masterpiece of the imagination, using fictional eyewitness accounts to tell the story of           how climate change will affect us all.

The First Blade of Sweetgrass     Suzanne Greenlaw     (Picture Book)
     In this Own Voices Native American picture book story, a modern Wabanaki girl is excited
     to accompany her grandmother for the first time to harvest sweetgrass basket making.

Run Rose Run     Dolly Parton and James Patterson

     Run Rose Run is a wonderfully entertaining story of a young, promising, talented singer-
     songwriter trying to escape an abusive past and make it in Nashville.

The Indigo Girl     Natasha Boyd
     An incredible story of dangerous and hidden friendships, ambition, betrayal, and sacrifice. The       year is 1739. Eliza Lucas is sixteen years old when her father leaves her in charge of their 

     family's three plantations in rural South Carolina and then proceeds to bleed the estates dry in         pursuit of his military ambitions...

September

  Fellowship Point Dark     Alice Elliott     (Maine Fiction)
     This novel, set on a majestic coastal Maine peninsula, is the story of a decades-long 

     friendship between two vastly different women who find their friendship being tested in the       twilight of their lives.


  Fox Creek Krueger     William Kent     (Fiction)
     Cork O'Connor, the retired sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota, is in a race against time to safe the       people he loves from ruthless mercenaries.


  Penobscot Man     Speck, Frank G.     (Non-fiction donated by a patron)
     This book is ethnographic classic, written by an anthropologist trained to reconstruct 

     traditional Native American lifeways. The author attempts to reconstruct the lifestyles, or 

     cultures, of the native American before the arrival of Europeans upon the continent. 

     Penobscot Man deserves credit for information not found elsewhere. It gives insight into

     aboriginal life and an unusually good account of making a canoe, with other valuable   

     information.  Penobscot Man gives more authentic information about the Penobscot tribe

     than can be found in any other book.


  Gluskabe and the Four Wishes     Bruchac, Joseph     (Picture book)
     Four Abenaki men set out on a difficult journey to ask the great hero Gluskabe to grant   

     each his fondest wish.


  Stone Prayers: Native American Constructions for the Eastern Seaboard     Hoffman, Curtiss                                                                      (Non-fiction)
     Scattered throughout the woodlands and fields of the eastern seaboard of the United States

     and Canada are tens of thousands of stone monuments. These stone constructions have

     been the subject of debate among archaeologists and antiquarians for the past seventy-five

     years. Prominent among the competing hypotheses have been the allegations that all of

     these structures were built by colonial farmers removing rocks from their fields; or that they

     were built by pre-Columbian transatlantic voyagers; or that they are the result of natural

     deposition by glaciers or downslope erosion; or that they were constructed as sacred

     places by the indigenous peoples of the region.  The latter hypothesis has gained

     significant attention over the past decade, as the result of strong and vocal support from

     the regional descendant indigenous communities for the preservation of these monuments,

     called by them "stone prayers," from encroachment and desecration by development

     interests. The purpose of this book is to provide quantitative support for the indigenous

     construction hypothesis, by providing a framework firmly and explicitly situated in the

     scientific method to test the four hypotheses above against a robust set of data--a total of

     5,550 sites from the entire region.