Library Corner – Week of December 3, 2018

Updated 2018/11/30

Come & Go Retirement Tea

Janice Hoffman is retiring. Please join us at the Library on Friday, December 14th between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. to help us thank Jan for nearly 13 years of service in the Library, to say Goodbye and wish her well in her retirement.  At the same time, we welcome Laurie Kjartanson, who accepted the Public Services Coordinator position effective November 29th, 2018.

 What’s New?

Teaming up with Harry Bosch to reopen a cold case, LAPD detective Renée Ballard navigates interpersonal differences to pursue justice for a murdered runaway in Hollywood, in Dark Sacred Night, the first book in the Ballard and Bosch series by Michael Connelly.

Across Europe, a secret organization has begun attacking diplomats. Back in the United States, a foreign ally demands the identity of a highly placed covert asset. In the balance hang the ingredients for all-out war. With his mentor out of the game, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath must take on the role he has spent his career avoiding. But, as with everything else he does, he intends to rewrite the rules — all of them, in Spy Master (#17 Harvath) by Brad Thor.

Jim “Zig” Zigarowski puts his life on the line when he and Nola Brown — who is supposedly dead already — try to reveal the conspiracy in the highest levels of power, in The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer.

Despite a successful heart transplant three years ago, Meg finds herself a long way from the writing and traveling life she dreamed of. The biggest gap lies between Meg and her twin sister, Crystal, who all but disappeared after the transplant. An opportunity to complete the bucket list of the donor of her new heart sends Meg off on the adventure she’s waited her whole life for. When Crystal decides to join her, Meg discovers that Crystal’s life hasn’t been as perfect as she’d imagined, and the heart that came between them three years ago may, along with faith in God, bring them back together, in The Heart Between Us by Lindsay Harrel.

From author Fredrik Backman, The Deal of a Lifetime, an array of stories about discovering and treasuring what is truly important in life.  With his signature humor, compassion, and charm, Backman reminds us that life is a gift and what matters most is how we share it with those we love.

For our younger readers, we have Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo by David Myles; Geronimo Stilton’s Hug a Tree, Geronimo; and finally it’s the inevitable meeting of the sourpusses in Grumpy Cat & Garfield.

 Non-Fiction

The Trans Generation – How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) are Creating a Gender Revolution by Ann Travers; Blowing the Bloody Doors Off – And Other Lessons in Life by Michael Caine; and Project Smoke – Seven Steps to Smoked Food Nirvana, Plus 100 Irresistible Recipes.

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