Are you on hold for Five Tuesdays in Winter by Lily King?  or the latest in the “Outlander” series by Diana Gabaldon?   

Check the Bestseller Express shelves when you visit, as we have those books and it just might be your lucky day!  Here are titles we have recently added to the Bestseller Express collection. This is a collection of popular books, sponsored by the Curtis Friends, and available only to Curtis patrons.  They cannot be reserved or renewed — check out period is 7-days.

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store’s most annoying customer. Flora dies on All Souls’ Day, but she simply won’t leave the store. Tookie, who has landed a job selling books after years of incarceration that she survived by reading with murderous attention, must solve the mystery of this haunting while at the same time trying to understand all that occurs in Minneapolis during a year of grief, astonishment, isolation, and furious reckoning.

Call Us What We Carry: Poems by Amanda Gorman

The presidential inaugural poet–and unforgettable new voice in American poetry–presents a collection of poems that includes the stirring poem read at the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States.

Better Off Dead by Lee Child and Andrew Child, Jack Reacher novel #26

Jack Reacher comes upon a curious scene. A Jeep has crashed into the only tree for miles around. A woman is slumped over the wheel. Dead? No, nothing is what it seems.

Five Tuesdays in Winter: Stories by Lily King

A collection of short stories which explore desire, heartache, loss and love in tales about a neglected teenage boy befriended by housesitting college students and a booksellers unspoken love for his employee.

 

Never by Ken Follett

A shrinking oasis in the Sahara Desert; a stolen US Army drone; an uninhabited Japanese island; and one country’s secret stash of deadly chemical poisons: all these play roles in a relentlessly escalating crisis.

State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny

A passionate young foreign service officer, a dedicated journalist, and a smart, determined, but as yet untested new secretary of state must team up to defeat an intricate, carefully constructed conspiracy planned to take advantage of four years of an American government out of touch with international affairs.

All About Me: My Remarkable Life in Show Business by Mel Brooks

The legendary comedian, actor, and film producer and director traces his rise from a Depression-era kid in Brooklyn to his stellar film career, offering insight into the inspiration for his ideas and the many close friendships and collaborations behind his success.

Do I Know You? A Novel of Suspense by Sarah Strohmeyer

When Jane Ellison spies human rights activist and heiress Bella Valencia in a crowded Boston airport, Jane’s convinced she’s found the person responsible for her sister Kit’s disappearance and presumed death eleven years earlier. Jane is ready to risk everything for the chance to publicly expose Bella’s crimes at her upcoming celebrity wedding. But the more she digs into what happened that night, the more she questions her own assumptions.

Go Tell the Bees that I am Gone by Diana Gabaldon, Outlander novel #9

It is 1779 and Claire and Jamie are at last reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their children on Fraser’s Ridge. Having the family together is a dream the Frasers had thought impossible. Yet even in the North Carolina backcountry, the effects of war are being felt. Jamie knows loyalties among his tenants are split and it won’t be long until the war is on his doorstep.

City of Shadows by Victoria Thompson, Counterfeit Lady mystery #5

Elizabeth Bates has returned from her honeymoon with Gideon and is taking great pride in having completely forsaken her disreputable past. But then, her friend Anna Vanderslice begs her to use her talents to save Anna’s widowed mother from an unscrupulous medium. Since the war and the flu epidemic left so many families in mourning, seances have come back into vogue.

The Midnight Hour by Elly Griffiths, Brighton mystery #6

Newly minted PI Emma Holmes and her partner Sam Collins are just settling into their business when they’re chosen for a high-profile case: retired music-hall star Verity Malone hires them to find out who poisoned her husband, a theater impresario. Verity herself has been accused of the crime. The only hitch–the Brighton police are already on the case, putting Emma in direct competition with her husband, police superintendent Edgar Stephens.

The Becoming by Nora Roberts, Dragon Heart Legacy #2

The world of magick and the world of man have long been estranged from one another. But some can walk between the two, including Breen Siobhan Kelly. She has just returned to Talamh, with her friend, Marco, who’s dazzled and disoriented by this realm, a place filled with dragons and faeries and mermaids (but no WiFi, to his chagrin).

The Midnight Lock by Jeffrey Deaver, Lincoln Rhyme mystery #15

In the series 15th outing a woman awakes in the morning to find that someone has picked her apartment’s supposedly impregnable door lock and rearranged personal items, even sitting beside her while she slept. The intrusion, the police learn, is a message to the entire city of carnage to come. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are brought in to investigate and soon learn that the sociopathic intruder, who calls himself the Locksmith,” can break through any lock or security system ever devised. With more victims on the horizon, Rhyme, Sachs and their stable of associates must follow the evidence to the man’s lair… and discover his true mission.

If you need reading recommendations, call us at 725-5242 or email helpdesk@curtislibrary.com.  We are always happy to help!