Looking for new releases? The following books are coming soon and are certain to be popular. To place a hold, just click on the title and then on “Request/Hold” and have your Library card handy. The following plot lines are provided by Syndetics, a Bowker service.
New Releases for April 2022
Dream Town by David Baldacci
It’s the eve of 1953, and Aloysius Archer is in Los Angeles to ring in the New Year with an old friend. Their evening is interrupted by screenwriter Eleanor Lamb, who fears that her life is in danger. She wants to hire Archer to look into the matter. He suspects that she knows more than she’s saying, but before he can officially take on her case, a body turns up inside of Eleanor’s home and Eleanor disappears.
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
When Gaspery-Jacques Roberts is hired to investigate an anomaly in the North American wilderness, he uncovers a series of lives upended: the exiled son of an earl driven to madness, a writer trapped far from home as a pandemic ravages Earth, and a childhood friend from the Night City who has the chance to do something extraordinary that will disrupt the timeline of the universe.
Candy House by Jennifer Egan
Candy House opens with the staggeringly brilliant Bix Bouton. Bix is 40, restless, and desperate for a new idea. Everything changes when he meets a professor who is experimenting with memory. Within a decade, Bix’s new technology, “Own Your Unconscious” allows you access to every memory you’ve ever had, and to share every memory in exchange for access to the memories of others.
Forest Walking by Peter Wohlleben
When you walk in the woods, do you use all five senses to explore your surroundings? Forest Walking teaches you how to get the most out of your next adventure by becoming a forest detective, awakening to the ancient past and thrilling present of the ecosystem around you. German forester Peter Wohlleben teams up with his longtime editor, Jane Billinghurst, to teach you how to listen to what the forest is saying.
Accidental Gods by Anna Della Subin
Accidental Gods is a provocative history of men who were worshipped as gods, illuminating the connection between power and religion and the role of divinity in a secular age. At once deeply learned and delightfully antic, Accidental Gods offers an unusual keyhole through which to observe the creation of our modern world. It is that rare thing: a lyrical, entertaining work of ideas, one that marks the debut of a remarkable literary career.
Girl in Ice by Erica Ferencik
Val Chesterfield is a linguist trained in dead Nordic languages. She languishes in the shadow of her brother Andy, an accomplished climate scientist, until he dies in an apparent suicide. When Wyatt, Andy’s fellow researcher in the Arctic, discovers a young girl frozen in the ice who thaws out alive, speaking a language no one understands, Val is his first call. Under the auspices of helping Wyatt interpret the girl’s speech, Val tries to solve the mystery of her brother’s death.
Secrets of the Sprakkar by Eliza Reid
Iceland is the best place on earth to be a woman–but why? What is it about Iceland that makes many women’s experience there so positive? Eliza Reid, the First Lady of Iceland, examines her adopted homeland’s attitude toward women–the deep-seated cultural sense of fairness, the influence of current and historical role models, and, crucially, the areas where Iceland still has room for improvement.
Secret Identity by Alex Segura
From Anthony Award-winning writer Alex Segura comes Secret Identity, a rollicking literary mystery set in the world of comic books. It’s 1975 and the comic book industry is struggling. Carmen Valdez is an assistant at Triumph Comics. One of the Triumph writers enlists her help to create Triumph’s first female hero, but her colleague turns up dead and their scripts are submitted to the publisher without her name.