New reads for January
January 16, 2020
Books for January
Weller Public Library
212 Main Street, Waitsburg
Hours: Mon. and Thurs. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed noon -1 p.m.)
Sat. 10 a.m. - noon
Long Bright River by Liz Moore
In a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis, two once-inseparable sisters find themselves at odds. One, Kacey, lives on the streets in the vise of addiction. The other, Mickey, walks those same blocks on her police beat. They don't speak anymore, but Mickey never stops worrying about her sibling.
Then Kacey disappears, suddenly, at the same time that a mysterious string of murders begins in Mickey's district, and Mickey becomes dangerously obsessed with finding the culprit--and her sister--before it's too late. From goodreads.com
The Playground by Jane Shemilt
Over the course of a long, hot summer in London, the lives of three very different married couples collide when their children join the same tutoring circle, resulting in illicit relationships, shocking violence, and unimaginable fallout. From goodreads.com
The Nanny by Gilly MacMillan
When her beloved nanny, Hannah, left without a trace in the summer of 1988, seven-year-old Jocelyn Holt was devastated. Haunted by the loss, Jo grew up bitter and distant, and eventually left her parents and Lake Hall, their faded aristocratic home, behind.
Thirty years later, Jo returns to the house and is forced to confront her troubled relationship with her mother. But when human remains are accidentally uncovered in a lake on the estate, Jo begins to question everything she thought she knew. From goodreads.com
Dayton Memorial Library
111 S. 3rd Street, Dayton, WA
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: Noon – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Book of Science and Antiquities by Thomas Keneally
In a novel of breathtaking reach and inspired imagination, one of Australia's greatest writers tells the stories of two men who have much in common. What separates them is 42,000 years. Shade lives with his second wife amid their clan on the shores of a bountiful lake. A peaceable man, he knows that when danger threatens, the Hero ancestors will call on him to kill, or sacrifice himself, to save his people.. -from goodreads.com
Our Dogs, Ourselves: How We Live with Dogs Now by Alexandra Horowitz
In Our Dogs, Ourselves Alexandra Horowitz explores all aspects of this unique and complex interspecies pairing. As Horowitz considers the current culture of dogdom, she reveals the odd, surprising, and contradictory ways we live with dogs. We celebrate their individuality but breed them for sameness. Despite our deep emotional relationships with dogs, legally they are property to be bought, sold, abandoned, or euthanized as we wish. Even the way we speak to our dogs is at once perplexing and delightful. In thirteen thoughtful and charming chapters, Our Dogs, Ourselves affirms our profound affection for this most charismatic of animals-and opens our eyes to the companions at our sides as never before. -from goodreads.com
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Now a hit Netflix series – the third season releases this month! On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress Sabrina Spellman finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family's past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Satan, and she has her own deadly agenda. Archie Comics' latest horror sensation starts here! Compiles the first six issues of the ongoing comic book series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. from amazon.com.