Library Corner – Week of November 12, 2018

Updated 2018/11/08

Pyjama Storytime!

Don’t miss Pyjama Storytime on Thursday, November 15th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Throw on your PJs, grab your favourite cuddly stuffed animal and join us for an evening storytime at the Library.  We will read books, play games, have a snack and do a craft. Free! All ages are welcome!

What’s New?

The Complete Third Season of Outlander is now available for circulation; as well as the Christmas movie collection, with a few additions this year.

Though the Great War has ended, Bess Crawford finds herself caught in deadly circumstances on a remote Welsh headland in A Forgotten Place (#10 Bess Crawford) by Charles Todd.

Investigating acts of harassment targeting a St. Paul factory, McKenzie uncovers deadly  complica­tions and is baffled when the company’s owner, a businesswoman with ties to a poker buddy, appears to be manipulating the case, in Like to Die (#15 McKenzie) by David Housewright.

In Savages, Don Winslow introduced Ben and Chon, twentysomething best friends who risk every­thing to save the girl they both love, O. Now, in his high-octane prequel, The Kings of Cool, Winslow reaches back in time to tell the story of how Ben, Chon, and O became the people they are. Spanning from 1960s Southern California to the recent past, it is a tale of family in all its forms; as the younger generation does battle with a cabal of drug dealers and crooked cops, they come to learn that their future is inextricably linked with their parents’ history. A series of breakneck twists and turns puts the two generations on a collision course, culminating in a stunning showdown that will ultimately force Ben, Chon, and O to choose between their real families and their love for each other.

A radical retelling of the prodigal son story, Long Way Gone by Charles Martin takes us from tent revivals to the Ryman Auditorium to the tender relationship between a broken man and the father who never stopped calling him home.

Two women living one hundred years apart who experience similar tragic losses of love – Clara’s in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, and Taryn’s in the collapse of the Twin Towers – are connected through time by a scarf, in A Fall of Marigolds.  In A Bridge across the Ocean, Brette Caslake visits the haunted Queen Mary and makes a discovery that will help her solve a 70-year-old tragedy involving two European war brides who sailed on the same vessel to New York Harbor in 1946; both by author Susan Meissner.

A chilling tale of Roland of Gilead, the world’s last living gunslinger, follows the renegade gunman as he is thrust into the drug-and-crime-ridden world of the twentieth century and a dark uncertainty in The Drawing of the Three (#2 Dark Tower) by Stephen King.

Meet Perley Gates – He’s the son of a cattle rancher; restless young dreamer who, under normal cir­cumstances, would follow in his father’s footsteps. Normal, however, is not his style. Like his famous grandfather and namesake Perley Gates – a hell-raising mountain man with a heavenly name – young Perley wants adventure, excitement, and freedom. And like his grandfather before him, he will find his dream in the untamed wilds of a lawless frontier. That dream though might just become a nightmare. From William W. Johnstone, we have The Legend of Perley Gates and A Reason to Die.

Catalogue and Events details are available at the Library website