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 December 2021
Hell of a Book by Jason Mott
Hell of a Book tells the story of a Black author who sets out on a cross-country publicity tour to promote his bestselling novel. It is also the story of Soot, a young Black boy living in a rural town in the recent past, and The Kid, a possibly imaginary child who appears to the author on his tour. Who is The Kid? Will the author finish his book tour, and what kind of world will he leave behind?
I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness by Claire Watkins
Leaving her husband and their baby, a writer with a spiraling case of postpartum depression leaves for a speaking engagement in Reno. Her temporary escape from domestic duties turns into an extended romp away from the confines of marriage and motherhood, and a seemingly bottomless descent into the past.
One Two Three by Laurie Frankel
The teenaged Mitchell triplets are beloved in the tiny town of Bourne. Mirabel is the smartest person anyone has ever met, Monday is the town’s purveyor of books now that the library’s closed, and Mab plans to get into college and out of Bourne. Life seems like it might go on the same forever but then a new student enrolls at Bourne Memorial High. He’s smart, handsome, and the Mitchell family’s sworn enemy.
The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed
In Cardiff, Wales in 1952, Mahmood Mattan, a young Somali sailor, is accused of a crime he did not commit. At first, Mahmood believes he can ignore the accusation, secure in his innocence and his belief in British justice. But as the trial draws closer, his prospect for freedom dwindles. Under the shadow of the hangman’s noose, Mahmood begins to realize that even the truth may not be enough to save him.
Beasts of a Little Land by Juhea Kim
An epic story of love, war, and redemption set against the backdrop of the Korean independence movement. In an act of desperation, a young girl named Jade is sold by her family to a courtesan school. She befriends JungHo, an orphan who begs on the streets of Seoul. As they come of age, JungHo joins the revolutionary fight for independence, and Jade becomes a sought-after performer. Jade must decide whether she will risk everything for the one who would do the same for her.
A Passage North by Anuk Arudpragasm
A Passage North begins with a telephone call informing Krishan that his grandmother’s caretaker has died under unexpected circumstances. At once a powerful meditation on absence and longing, as well as an unsparing account of the legacy of Sri Lanka’s thirty-year civil war, this procession to a pyre “at the end of the earth” lays bare the imprints of an island’s past, the unattainable distances between who we are and what we seek.
Dolphin Junction by Mick Herron
Mick Herron is on his way to becoming one of the most critically acclaimed and culturally important crime fiction writers of this century. Now, Herron’s short fiction has been collected into one volume. In Dolphin Junction, five standalone thrilling crime fiction stories are complemented by four mystery stories featuring the Oxford wife-and-husband detective team of Zoë Boehm and Joe Silvermann, along with those of Jackson Lamb, irascible top agent at Slough House.
The Family by Naomi Krupitsky
Sofia Colicchio is a free spirit, loud and untamed. Antonia Russo is thoughtful, observing the world around her. Best friends since birth, they live in the shadow of their fathers’ unspoken community: the Family. But the disappearance of Antonia’s father drives a wedge between the girls as they grow into women and leaders. One fateful night, their loyalty to each other and the Family will be tested. Only one of them can pull the trigger before it’s too late.