Library Corner for the week of July 25, 2022
The Lac du Bonnet Library is running a 50/50 raffle to raise funds, tickets available online at www.lacdubonnetlibrary.ca Or at the library during regular hours. Draw Date is September 1, 2022. Please support your local library!
Check out this weeks featured books!
A young crime blogger investigates a serial killer in The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James. A true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman acquitted of two cold case slayings in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel.
The “Sparring Partners” are the Malloy brothers, Kirk, and Rusty, two successful young lawyers who inherited a once prosperous firm when its founder, their father, was sent to prison. Kirk and Rusty loathe each other and speak to each other only when necessary. This is the latest novel by John Grisham.
The Heathens by Ace Atkins is the 11th Quinn Colson novel, as the sheriff and his former deputy Lillie Virgil find themselves on opposite sides of a case for the first time after a woman is found dead and three delinquent teens go on the run.
In Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, comedian and television personality Trevor Noah gives a heartfelt and funny recounting of his experiences growing up in South Africa as an oppressed person. Stories of Noah’s life are interspersed with insights into South Africa’s culture, systems, and history.
Between the eighteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, countless African Americans passes as white, leaving behind families and friends, roots, and community. It was, as Allyson Hobbs writes, A Chosen Exile, a separation from one racial identity and the leap into another. This revelatory history of passing explores the possibilities and challenges that racial indeterminacy presented to men and women living in a country obsessed with racial distinctions. It also tells a tale of loss.
City of the Dead by James Patterson. In the second book in the series, Hawk, the daughter of Maximum Ride, teams with her mother up to help save their beloved but dangerous city in this action-packed thriller. For Hawk, being a hero weighs heavily on her wings. In the City of the Dead, life happens in the shadows. That’s why a war is brewing against an enemy no one can see.
Gaiwan Greytail and the Terrible Tab. Sir Tristan and his cat Terrible Tab have decimated the mouse population of Raven Castle. Can the last survivors defeat the ferocious feline with the help of some homemade armour and a heroic mouse knight? A brilliant fantasy adventure from global bestseller Cornelia Funke, now in a hi-lo, dyslexia-friendly format for the struggling middle grade reader.
The Flames of Hope, the fifteenth book in the Wings of Fire series by Tui Sutherland. Luna has always wanted to change the world — to fix it, to free it — even if she’s never actually known how. Now that all of dragon — and humankind are in mortal danger, Luna is flying back home to Pantala with a team of dragons on a rescue mission, determined to be brave and useful.
Molly Rogers, Pirate Girl by Cornelia Funke. Ferocious Captain Firebeard and the crew of the Horrible Haddock rule the high seas. But the dastardly pirates meet their match when they kidnap a small, feisty girl called Molly. Molly also knows the real pirate to fear is her own mum, and she won’t be pleased to find her daughter kidnapped!
Join Splat the Cat on a school trip to the zoo in New York Times bestselling author-artist Rob Scotton’s hilarious new adventure, Splat and the Cool School Trip. Splat the Cat is so excited when Mrs. Wimpydimple announces that the class will be going to the zoo. While everyone calls out his or her favorite animal—Elephant! Giraffe! Monkey! —Splat only wants to see the penguins. After all, penguins are perfect; they are black and white, just like Splat!