Here are some new books we have just added to the Curtis collection.  Click on the title to check availability and request.

Fiction and Mysteries

The Searcher by Tana French

Looking to start a new life in a small Irish village, former Chicago police officer Cal Hooper comes out of retirement to help find a missing kid and uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat.

Snow by John Banville

Investigating the murder of a County Wexford priest in 1957, Detective Inspector St. John Strafford navigates harsh winter weather and the community’s culture of silence to expose an aristocratic family’s dangerous secrets.

Troubles in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

As drama unfolds around her and her family after the death of her husband, who was leading a double life, Irene Steele gets some help from a mysterious source and a new beginning in the paradise of St. John after the truth is finally revealed.

Jack by Marilynne Robinson

A new Gilead novel that tells the story of John Ames Boughton, the beloved, erratic, and grieved-over prodigal son of a Presbyterian minister from Gilead, Iowa.

Just Like You by Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby’s brilliantly observed, tender but also brutally funny new novel gets to the heart of what it means to fall surprisingly and headlong in love with the best possible person – someone who is not just like you at all. 

Ties that Tether by Jane Igharo

When a Nigerian woman falls for a man she knows will break her mother’s heart, she must choose between love and her family.

Next to Last Stand by Craig Johnson, Walt Langmire #16

Walt Longmire visits the 7th Calvalry Headquarters of 1946 Fort Bliss, Texas to investigate links between a fatal heart attack, a fire that has destroyed a high-profile work of American art and a shoebox containing a million dollars.


The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde

In an England populated with anthropomorphic rabbits and humans, one hare family moves into a cozy little village that does not want them there and are defended by two human neighbors who take a stand against prejudice.


The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard by John Birdsall

The definitive biography of America’s best-known and least understood food personality, and the modern culinary landscape he shaped. In the first biography of Beard in twenty-five years, acclaimed writer John Birdsall argues that Beard’s struggles as a closeted gay man directly influenced his creation of an American cuisine.

Eleanor: A Life by David Michaelis

Prizewinning bestselling author David Michaelis presents a breakthrough portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, America’s longest-serving First Lady, an avatar of democracy whose ever-expanding agency as diplomat, activist, and humanitarian made her one of the world&;s most widely admired and influential women.

Let Love Rule by Lenny Kravitz

The popular rock musician reflects on his life, from his struggles at school and tensions at home to his three-decade career as a songwriter, producer, and performer.

This Thing Called Life: Prince’s Odyssey, On and Off the Record by Neal Karlen

A warm and surprisingly real-life biography, featuring never-before-seen photos, of one of rock’s greatest talents: Prince.

Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World by H. R. McMaster

A groundbreaking reassessment of international security and survival gives vital insight to life inside the most powerful office and military force in the world, and makes bold arguments for how to achieve a safer, more peaceful future.

Disloyal, A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to the President of the United States by Michael Cohen

A memoir from President Trump’s former attorney and personal advisor shares information about the inner workings of Trump’s business empire, political campaign, and presidential administration. 

Trust: America’s Best Chance by Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg demonstrates how a breakdown of trust is central to our nation’s current predicament–and how our future depends on finding ways to instill confidence in the American project, and in each other.

The Fragile Earth: Writing from the New Yorker on Climate Change edited by David Remnick and Harry Finder

A collection of the New Yorker’s groundbreaking reporting from the front lines of climate change-including writing from Bill McKibben, Elizabeth Kolbert, Ian Frazier, Kathryn Schulz, and more.


If you need more recommendations, please call us at 725-5242 or email refdesk@curtislibrary. com.  We are happy to help!