Library Corner – Week of January 29, 2018

Updated 2018/01/26

 

Thank you to all those families who attended Family Fort Night at the Library.  Thank you to our volunteers and to those who contributed snacks for the event.  As always your efforts are much appreciated.

The new large print rotation books are now available for circulation and will be available until May.

 

What’s New?

In 90 Days of Different, this novel for teens written by Canadian author Eric Walters, Sophie graduates from high school, her boyfriend breaks up with her because she’s boring and her best friend challenges her to try ninety different things.

After returning from the afterlife, Elena is forced to battle an ancient evil when Stefan, her vampire boyfriend, goes missing, in Nightfall, the first book in The Vampire Diaries: The Return by L.J. Smith.

For our junior readers, the Angry Birds are back with their latest graphic novel, Wing It; and Dav Pilkey gives us Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets.

In Everybody’s Fool, the sequel to Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo, Sully is faced with a daunting health prognosis, which he hides from his loved ones, including his long-time mistress, an increasingly distant best friend, and an obsessive chief of police.

Detective Frank Mackey finds himself straight back in the dark tangle of relationships he left behind twenty-two years ago when the suitcase belonging to his first love, Rosie Daly, shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place (#3 Dublin Murder Squad).

In Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (#3 Neapolitan) by Elena Ferrante, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women. Lila who married at sixteen and has a young son has left her husband and the comforts of her marriage; and works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel. Both women are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up during the nineteen-seventies; yet they are still very much bound to see each other by a strong, unbreakable bond.

 

Non-Fiction Titles

Clea Koff presents The Bone Woman – A Forensic Anthropologist’s Search for Truth in Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo.

From Matthew Duffy, we have Dog Training and Eight Faces of Aggressive Behavior – A Master’s Solution to Barkers, Growlers and Biters.

Finally, Portia de Rossi shines a bright light on a dark subject in Unbearable Lightness – A Story of Loss and Gain; a crucial book for all those who might sometimes feel at war with themselves or their bodies.

Catalogue and Events details are available at the Library website www.lacdubonnetlibrary.ca.