The following is a list of books that have recently been added to the Brooke County Public Library’s collection:
A CATERED NEW YEAR’S EVE by Isis Crawford. “It’s been years since Bernie and Libby’s parents became estranged from Ada Sinclair’s side of the family — though the reasons for the rift are lost to history. The sisters, however, are intrigued when Ada makes contact. She tells them about the long-ago deaths of her father and his business partner, which happened within hours of each other — and were both ruled accidental. Ada thinks otherwise — and has a plan. On New Year’s Eve, she’ll gather a group of guests and read from a diary she’s found in her mother’s attic that she thinks will expose the culprit. The Simmons sisters agree to provide refreshments for the bash, and when the night arrives, Ada’s ready to count down to a confession. But as midnight approaches, a guest drops dead. It looks like the menu tonight includes champagne and cyanide… In the tumult, the diary disappears. When Ada is arrested for murder, she’ll have to hope that Bernie and Libby can provide a resolution before the clock runs out.”– Provided by publisher.
LUCY BY THE SEA by Elizabeth Strout. As a panicked world goes into lockdown, Lucy Barton is uprooted from her life in Manhattan and bundled away to a small town in Maine by her ex-husband and on-again, off-again friend, William. For the next several months, it’s just Lucy, William, and their complex past together in a little house nestled against the moody, swirling sea.
WE ARE THE LIGHT by Matthew Quick. Lucas Goodgame lives in Majestic, Pennsylvania, a quaint suburb that has been torn apart by a recent tragedy. Everyone in Majestic sees Lucas as a hero — everyone, that is, except Lucas himself. Insisting that his deceased wife, Darcy, visits him every night in the form of an angel, Lucas spends his time writing letters to his former Jungian analyst, Karl. It is only when Eli, an eighteen-year-old young man whom the community has ostracized, begins camping out in Lucas’s backyard that an unlikely alliance takes shape and the two embark on a journey to heal their neighbors and, most importantly, themselves.
FROMMER’S NEW YORK CITY 2023 by Pauline Frommer. Pauline Frommer’s highly personal guide to her own home city has, in previous editions, twice been named “Best Guidebook of the Year” by the North American Travel Journalists Association. Her book has been New York City’s top-selling guide for the last eight years, and, for the first time, it’s being published in full color, adding dozens of engaging, helpful photos, and color maps to her award-winning advice. Just as importantly, this guide was fully researched after New York City’s pandemic lockdowns to ensure that it’s completely up-to-date.
A GUIDE TO WEST VIRGINIA RAIL TRAILS by Robin Broughton. A Guide to West Virginia Rail Trails was written by respected mountain biker Robin Broughton, who has been riding, racing, writing about – and loving – biking in the state for over 15 years. Her book is a great resource for anyone traveling the state’s rail trails, whether on bike, foot, horseback or cross-country skis. This guide is perfect for casual bikers and walkers to conditioned cyclists and hikers.
EASY/JUVENILE/YOUNG ADULT/GRAPHIC NOVEL
THE FRUSTRATING BOOK! by Mo Willems. An ensemble cast of Squirrels, Acorns, and pop-in guests hosts a page-turning extravaganza. Zoom Squirrel wants to feel brand new emotions. The Squirrel pals know just what to do! But what happens if Zoomy doesn’t like these new feelings? Do you know more about feelings than the Squirrels do? You will by the end of this book!
WHO IS KETANJI BROWN JACKSON? by Shelia P. Moses. Born in Washington, DC, in 1970, and raised in Miami, Florida, Ketanji Brown Jackson developed an interest in law and politics at an early age. As a preschooler, she sat with her father and watched him complete his law school assignments. And even though some people, including a school guidance counselor, discouraged Ketanji from aiming high, she proved them wrong and graduated with honors from Harvard Law School. She went on to serve on the U.S. District Court in 2013 and the United States Court of Appeals in 2021 before making history and becoming the first Black woman to be confirmed to the United States Supreme Court in 2022.