New Books 2022
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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...
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.