Patrons ask: how can I find out about new books? One way is by reading our blogs which feature our newest books. Another is by reading BookPage! There are print copies of this magazine available outside the New Books Room, but now it is also available online to Curtis patrons. Here is the link: https://www.bookpage.com/curtislibrary
And speaking of new books, here are books we have just added to the collection. Click on the title to check availability and reserve today.
With Prejudice by Robin Peguero (June 2022)
Seven jurors must come together to make one of the most important decisions of their lives in a high-profile murder case, while an ambitious young prosecutor, a preening defense attorney and a judge use their experiences, biases and beliefs to ultimately shape the verdict. Legal thriller.
The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci (July 2022)
After a cryptic murder, a former soldier-turned-entry-level analyst, who boards the 6:20 commuter train like clockwork, is forced into a clandestine investigation into his firm that takes him to the darkest corners of the country’s economic halls of power, rife with corruption, where a killer awaits.
Nora Goes Off Script by Annebel Monaghan (June 2022)
After her husband leaves her, a romance-channel screenwriter finds a new chance at love when a sexy leading man is cast to play her husband in a movie based on the script she wrote about her marriage’s collapse. Upbeat romance.
Nuclear Family by Joseph Han (June 2022)
Set in the months leading up to the 2018 nuclear missile false alarm, the members of a Korean family living in Hawai’i, when their son tries–and fails–to cross the Korean demilitarized zone, find themselves under suspicion, while their daughter gets constantly high as she witnesses her family’s undoing. Culturally diverse and thought-provoking.
Elsewhere by Alex Schaitkin (June 2022)
Vera grows up in a small town, removed and isolated, pressed up against the mountains, cloud-covered and damp year-round. This town, fiercely protective, brutal and unforgiving in its adherence to tradition, faces a singular affliction: some mothers vanish, disappearing into the clouds. When motherhood comes for Vera, she is faced with the question: will she be able to stay and mother her beloved child, or will she disappear? Haunting dystopian fiction.
Ashton Hall by Lauren Belfer (June 2022)
A frustrated academic still reeling from her husband’s betrayal moves into Ashton Hall with her young son and tries to come up with answers after they discover the remains of a woman walled into a forgotten part of the manor. Richly detailed gothic fiction.
Flying Solo by Linda Holmes (June 2022)
Returning to her Maine hometown to handle her great aunt’s estate, Laurie investigates a love letter and a mysterious wooden duck she found at the bottom of a cedar chest and is swept up in a journey of self-discovery.
Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen (June 2022)
Follows the story of two Asian American women who band together to grow a counterfeit handbag scheme into a global enterprise. Intricately plotted caper novel.
The Disinvited Guest by Carol Goodman (July 2022)
When a new virus surfaces, Lucy and her husband Reed, along with their five closest friends and family, sequester themselves on Reed’s family’s private island off the coast of Maine where she feels her own grip on reality slipping as tempers flare, strange signs appear and accidents turn deadly.
If you need more reading recommendations, call us at 725-5242 or browse the latest BookPage!