New Items at the Library
Sparks like stars : a novel
Kabul, 1978: The daughter of a prominent family, Sitara Zalmani lives a privileged life in Afghanistan's thriving cosmopolitan capital. The 1970s are a time of remarkable promise under the leadership of people like Sardar Daoud, Afghanistan's progressive president, and Sitara's beloved father, his right-hand man. But the ten-year-old Sitara's world is shattered when communists stage a coup, assassinating the president and Sitara's entire family. Only she survives. Smuggled out of the palace by a guard named Shair, Sitara finds her way to the home of a female American diplomat, who adopts her and raises her in America. In her new country, Sitara takes on a new name -- Aryana Shepherd -- and throws herself into her studies, eventually becoming a renowned surgeon. A survivor, Aryana has refused to look back, choosing instead to bury the trauma and devastating loss she endured... New York, 2018: Forty years after that fatal night in Kabul, Aryana's world is rocked again when an elderly patient appears in her examination room -- a man she never expected to see again. It is Shair, the soldier who saved her, yet may have murdered her entire family. Seeing him awakens Aryana's fury and desire for answers -- and, perhaps, revenge. Realizing that she cannot go on without finding the truth, Aryana embarks on a quest that takes her back to Kabul -- a battleground between the corrupt government and the fundamentalist Taliban -- and through shadowy memories of the world she loved and lost.
Ocean prey : a Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers novel
An off-duty Coast Guardsman is fishing with his family when he calls in some suspicious behavior from a nearby boat. It's a snazzy craft, slick and outfitted with extra horsepower, and is zipping along until it slows to pick up a surfaced diver . . . a diver who was apparently alone, without his own boat, in the middle of the ocean. None of it makes sense unless there's something hinky going on, and his hunch is proved right when all three Guardsmen who come out to investigate are shot and killed. They're federal officers killed on the job, which means the case is the FBI's turf. When the FBI's investigation stalls out, they call in Lucas Davenport. And when his case turns lethal, Davenport will need to bring in every asset he can claim, including a detective with a fundamentally criminal mind: Virgil Flowers.
Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than 20 years. But everything she thought she knew about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with her best friend, is upended when she stumbles upon an envelope containing her husbands wedding ring - the one he claimed he lost one summer. What happened that summer all those years ago? And what happens now? From the author of 'The Nest'.
Every vow you break : a novel
Abigail Baskin never thought she'd fall in love with a millionaire. Then she met Bruce Lamb. But right before the wedding, Abigail has a drunken one-night stand on her bachelorette weekend. She puts the incident out of her mind, and now believes she wants to be with Bruce for the rest of her life. Then the mysterious stranger suddenly appears -- and Abigail's future life and happiness are turned upside down. He insists that their passionate night was the beginning of something much, much more. Does she tell Bruce and ruin their idyllic honeymoon -- and possibly their marriage? Or should she handle this psychopathic stalker on her own? To make the situation worse, strange things begin to happen.
Turn a blind eye
"Newly promoted to Detective Inspector, William Warwick is tasked with a dangerous new line of work: to go undercover and expose crime of another kind--corruption at the heart of the Metropolitan Police Force. Along with detectives Rebecca Pankhurst and Nicky Bailey, his team is focused on following Detective Jerry Summers, a young officer whose lifestyle exceeds his income. But the investigation risks being compromised when Nicky falls for Summers. Meanwhile, notorious drug baron Ahmed Rashidi goes on trial, defended by Booth Watson QC, while William's father Sir Julian and sister Grace lead the prosecution case"--Publisher's description.
A gambling man
"Aloysius Archer travels to 1950s California to apprentice with a legendary private eye and former FBI agent but immediately finds himself involved in a scandal."-- Provided by publisher.
The red book
For Detective Billy Harney is the newest member of Chicago PD's elite Special Operations Section (SOS). When a drive-by shooting on the Chicago's west side turns political, he leads the way to a quick solve. But Harney's instincts run deep. As a population hungry for justice threatens to riot, he realizes that the three known victims are hardly the only ones. Asking questions about who's to blame, Harney finds the easy answers prove to be the wrong ones. Soon Harney's quest to expose the evil that's rotting the city from the inside out takes him to the one place he vowed never to return: his own troubled past. -- adapted from jacket
Klara and the sun : a novel
"From her place in the store that sells artificial friends, Klara--an artificial friend with outstanding observational qualities--watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, Klara she is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans. In this luminous tale, Klara and the Sun, Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love?"-- Provided by publisher.
In keeping with the recent government guidelines, we will be reopening our doors on Tuesday, Feb 16!
Two patrons can be in the library for a maximum of 10 minutes each. We will be limiting computer use to one hour to keep our numbers down and visits short.
Please note that our public washroom will not be open at this time.
You will notice when you come into the library that in addition to the many new and exciting books, we have a number of our Maker boxes ready for our reopening, and also new DVDs, puzzles and games. Be sure to check them out!
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