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New and Noteworthy



CROOKED RIVER” by Preston & Child . . . Investigating dozens of grisly blue shoes containing severed human feet floating in the ocean off the coast of Florida, Pendergast and Junior Agent Coldmoon make harrowing discoveries while confronting an adversary of unimaginable power.

GOLDEN IN DEATH” by J.D. Robb . . . Homicide detective Eve Dallas investigates the springtime murder of a beloved pediatrician by an unknown killer who hid a deadly toxin inside of a small golden egg. 

THE AUTHENTICITY PROJECT” by Clare Pooley . . . When Julian Jessup, an eccentric, lonely artist who believes that most people aren’t really honest with each other, writes the truth about his own life in a green journal and leaves it behind, others start writing in their own truth, which leads to unexpected friendship and love.

DJINN PATROL ON THE PURPLE LINE” by Deepa Anappara . . . In an award-winning debut based on true events, a 9-year-old reality-television enthusiast in India uses crime-show approaches to investigate the disappearance of a classmate, before additional abductions shatter life in his sprawling city home.

STRANDS OF TRUTH” by Colleen Coble . . . A marine biologist whose last relative has passed away is surprised to discover that she has a half-sister at the same time her business partner’s stroke leads to an unexpected romance. 

ALONE IN THE WILD” by Kelly Armstrong . . . Discovering a live baby beside its murdered mother in the woods, detective Casey Duncan tries to uncover what happened while struggling to care for the infant in a Rockton community that disapproves of children.

WINNING MISS WINTHROP” by Carolyn Miller . . . Catherine Winthrop has cried out to God many times. Years ago the man who stole her heart rejected her, and she's never recovered. Now tragedy has brought him back into her life. Jonathan Carlew's life may look enviable but the mystery surrounding his birth has shadowed his entire life. These two broken hearts must decide if a painful past and bitter present are all they can share. In honor of Joy Schueler.

RACE AGAINST TIME” by Jerry Mitchell . . . The real-life detective story of how Klansmen came to justice in notorious unsolved civil rights cold cases--decades after they had gotten away with murder.

HART'S HOLLOW FARM” by Janet Dailey . . . When 73-year-old Emmy Hart asks her to help revitalize Hart’s Hollow farm, Kristen accepts, despite her fears about becoming too attached to the family; and then there’s Emmy’s ruggedly handsome grandson. 



DEAD VOICES” by Katherine Arden . . . Trapped at a haunted ski resort, Ollie, Coco, and Brian must rely on their friendship and sharp minds if they want to escape.

GRUMPY MONKEY PARTY TIME!” by Suzanne Lang . . . Jim Panzee is turning to his animal friends for suggestions when Porcupine invites him to a dancing party, in a story that shares advice about speaking up to overcome anxiety.

THE PIANO RECITAL” by Akiko Miyakoshi . . . It's the day of Momo's very first piano recital, and she is terribly nervous. But just beyond the daunting stage, through a tiny doorway, a marvelous surprise awaits: a miniature theater, an audience of finely dressed mice, and a magical recital about to begin. Wonder takes the place of worry in this enchanting tale. In memory of Marilee Reiher.


NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, and JUDY


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