New Books for November 8
The 9th man
Berry, Steve, 1955- author
Luke Daniels receives a frantic call from an old friend Jillian Stein - she made a mistake and now her life may be in danger. Thomas Rowland is a Washington insider, a kingmaker, problem-solver, but also a man with a past. For him everything turns with what happened on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Rowland will do anything to keep the world from learning what actually happened on that fateful day. Luke confronts a series of shocking truths which not only rewrite history but will forever change his own life - as he comes face to face with the ninth man.
The bookshop by the bay
Kelley, Pamela M., author
Jess loves her work as a high-profile lawyer in Charleston. But when her marriage implodes, she retreats to her childhood home on Cape Cod with her thirty-year-old daughter, Caitlin, hoping to regroup with her longtime best friend, Alison. Alison’s career has taken a hit after twenty years as an editor for the magazine Cape Cod Living. But when she learns her beloved bookstore on the Cape is looking for new ownership, a new dream starts to form. As the two friends reopen the bookstore, they also open themselves up to the magic of second chances.
The boy with wings
Henry, Lenny, author.
When Tunde sprouts wings and learns he's all that stands between Earth and total destruction, suddenly school is the least of his problems. Luckily, his rag-tag group of pals have got his back, and with his new powers, Tunde is ready to fly in the face of danger. So what if he can't even stand up to the school bully? He's the boy with wings--this is his destiny. No pressure then.
The collector : a novel
Silva, Daniel, 1960-, author
"On the morning after the Venice Preservation Society's annual black-tie gala, art restorer and legendary spy Gabriel Allon enters his favorite coffee bar on the island of Murano to find General Cesare Ferrari, the commander of the Art Squad, eagerly awaiting his arrival. The Carabinieri have made a startling discovery in the Amalfi villa of a murdered South African shipping tycoon--a secret vault containing an empty frame and stretcher matching the dimensions of the world's most valuable missing painting. General Ferrari asks Gabriel to quietly track down the artwork before the trail once again goes cold ... The painting in question is The Concert by Johannes Vermeer, one of thirteen works of art stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990. With the help of a most unlikely ally, a beautiful Danish computer hacker and professional thief, Gabriel soon discovers that the painting has changed hands as part of an illicit billion-dollar business deal involving a man code-named the Collector, an energy executive with close ties to the highest levels of Russian power. The missing masterpiece is the linchpin of a conspiracy that could plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions"--Dust jacket flap.
Devices and desires
James, P. D.
While visiting his aunt in Norfolk, Scotland Yard's Adam Dalgliesh is swept into a hunt for a sadistic serial killer. However, as he delves deeper into the case, Dalgliesh discovers that the town's leaders are harboring dangerous secrets.
Everyday magic for kids : 30 amazing magic tricks that you can do anywhere
Flom, Justin, author
Family style : memories of an American from Vietnam
Pham, Thien, author, illustrator
Thien's first memory isn't a sight or a sound. It's the sweetness of watermelon and the saltiness of fish. It's the taste of the foods he ate while adrift at sea as his family fled Vietnam. After the Pham family arrives at a refugee camp in Thailand, they struggle to survive. Things don't get much easier once they resettle in California. And through each chapter of their lives, food takes on a new meaning. Strawberries come to signify struggle as Thien's mom and dad look for work. Potato chips are an indulgence that bring Thien so much joy that they become a necessity. Behind every cut of steak and inside every croissant lies a story. And for Thien Pham, that story is about a search-- for belonging, for happiness, for the American dream.
A funny thing happened after school . . .
Calì, Davide, 1972- author.
Henry and Ali tell their teacher a wild outer space tale to explain why they do not have their homework on the solar system.
Garden of the cursed
Pool, Katy Rose, author
"Seventeen-year-old cursebreaker Marlow Briggs reluctantly pretends to be in love with a powerful noble to gain entry into an illustrious--and deadly--society that holds clues to her mother's disappearance"-- Provided by publisher.
How to catch a polar bear
DeKeyser, Stacy, author
In 1948 Milwaukee, twelve-year-old Nick's expectations for summer crumble when he ends up working at a frozen custard stand at the zoo, but with a competitor who plays dirty tricks and a runaway polar bear Nick's summer turns out more eventful than he imagined.
The king is dead
Dean, Benjamin (Children's author), author
As the newly crowned first Black king of England, seventeen-year-old James faces intense media scrutiny and a blackmailer intent on disclosing his deepest secrets, including his sexuality and hidden relationship.
The last sinner
Jackson, Lisa, author
Father John, the notorious serial killer, is back for revenge, as well an all new killing spree. He hires prostitutes and then strangles them with rosary beads, leaving behind a hundred dollar bill with Ben Franklin's eyes burned out. Also in his cross-hairs is Bentz's daughter, Kristi, a true crime writer, who survives an attack when the novel opens but it ends with her husband Jay's death. Was the attack the work of Father John? Or is there another killer on the loose in New Orleans, this one with his own agenda for revenge against Kristi.
Mug cakes : 100 speedy microwave treats to satisfy your sweet tooth
Bilderback, Leslie, author
Patterson, James, 1947-, author
Aboard a police boat on the Hudson River, NYPD is searching for a murder victim - a young college student. They find her tossed in the dark waves. As the obsessive killer extends his spree, a pattern emerges. One that Detective Michael Bennett's eldest daughter fits to a disturbing degree. Now NYPD's top detective must lure the murderer into the light of day before the next deadly strike lands closer to home than Bennett could ever bear - as a parent, or as a protector.
Papá's magical water-jug clock
Trejo, Jesús, author
"Today, little Jesús has a big job to do. He's helping Papá at work, and he's in charge of the water jug -- which is also a magical clock! When it's empty, Papá explains, the workday is done. But what about all these thirsty animals? Soon, the water is gone, but the day is not over yet. Will Jesús be fired?! Or is the jug not really magical after all." -- page  of cover.
The shattered horn
Hunter, Erin, author
"A thrilling new arc in Erin Hunter's bestselling Bravelands series! Set in the African highlands and told from three different animals' points of view, this is a perfect adventure for dedicated fans and readers new to the Bravelands world.
The skull : a Tyrolean folktale
Klassen, Jon, author, illustrator
"Jon Klassen's signature wry humor takes a turn for the ghostly in this thrilling retelling of a traditional Tyrolean folktale. In a big abandoned house, on a barren hill, lives a skull. A brave girl named Otilla has escaped from terrible danger and run away, and when she finds herself lost in the dark forest, the lonely house beckons. Her host, the skull, is afraid of something too, something that comes every night. Can brave Otilla save them both? Steeped in shadows and threaded with subtle wit--with rich, monochromatic artwork and an illuminating author's note--The Skull is as empowering as it is mysterious and foreboding."-- Provided by publisher.
Johansen, Iris, author
Unearthing the perfectly preserved body of a female warrior in Southeast Asia, archaeologist Riley Smith and Eve Duncan seek answers about this extraordinary past life, leading Riley to make a discovery that will change history--if she can survive long enough to share it with the world.
The sweetheart list
Shalvis, Jill, author.
When Harper Shaw's life falls apart, she knows it's time for a change by moving to Lake Tahoe to fulfill her dream of opening her own bakery. With her Sugar Pine Bakery, she feels a peace. Then she meets Ivy, a teenage runaway, who barrels into her heart. She sees a lot of herself in Ivy and takes her under her wing, but the teenager has secrets. When those secrets explode, it changes Harper's new world, and she'll learn, it's never too late to start over, it's never too late to figure out your life, and best of all, it's never too late to let yourself believe in love.
This little reindeer
Fronis, Aly, author
These little reindeer have a lot of work to do to prepare for Chistmas! One goes to the market, one loads Santa's sleigh, one stretches, one cooks some treats, and one plays in the snow. Now they're all ready to deliver presents and wish you a Merry Christmas!