The following is a list of books recently added to the Brooke County Public Library’s colletion:
THE HOUSE OF WOLVES by James Patterson and Mike Lupica. The Wolfs, the most powerful family in California, have a new head-thirty-six-year-old former high school teacher Jenny Wolf. That means Jenny now runs the prestigious San Francisco Tribune. She also controls the legendary pro football team, the Wolves. And she has a murdered father to avenge–if she can survive the killers all around her.
WHERE THE WANDERING ENDS by Yvette Manessis Corporon. “Corfu 1946–Greece is on the brink of civil war, and Queen Frederica takes a defiant stand against the communists, announcing that she will save the children of Greece by opening children’s villages. When the communist partisans erect camps of their own, children are ripped from their mothers’ arms, entire villages are emptied. Young Katerina has been best friends with Marco for as long as she can remember, but when communists reach their village, Katerina and Marco are separated. At their final goodbye, Katerina and Marco promise to find their way back to the village, and to one another. That haunting childhood vow setting into motion events that will take decades to unravel.”– Provided by publisher.
FAKE IT TILL YOU BAKE IT by Jamie Wesley. “Jada Townsend-Matthews is the most reviled woman in America after turning down a proposal on a reality dating show. When she comes home to lick her wounds, Jada finds herself working at San Diego’s newest cupcake bakery, Sugar Blitz, alongside the uptight owner and professional football player Donovan Dell. When a reporter mistakenly believes Jada and Donovan are an item, they realize they can use the misunderstanding to their advantage to help the struggling bakery and rehabilitate Jada’s image. Faking a relationship should be simple, but sometimes love is the most unexpected ingredient.” — Provided by publisher.
QUILTER’S COMPLETE GUIDE by Marianne Fons and Liz Porter. The perfect book for both beginners and those wishing to brush up on their skills, this trusted guide takes readers from the basics of choosing and cutting fabric to placing the finishing touches on handmade quilts. Hundreds of full-color photos, charts, and diagrams accompany lessons on quilting styles – hand, machine, trapunto, and appliqué – and instructions for assembly, plus a wealth of patterns and sewing tips.
WHERE DO I BEGIN? by Elvis Duran. Elvis Duran’s nationally syndicated radio program, Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, is America’s most-listened-to Top 40 morning show and one of the 10 most-listened-to programs in all of radio, heard live by nearly ten million people every morning. But his success didn’t happen overnight. Elvis spent years navigating the wild world of radio as a DJ for hire, working (and partying) in markets around the country before taking over the morning shift at the legendary Z100 in 1996. Over the last twenty years, he has become one of New York City’s signature voices (Variety calls him “a permanent fixture of the area’s daily commutes”) thanks to his show’s exciting mix of music, new artist discovery, interviews, gossip, and live listener interaction. Along the way, Elvis has become known not just for his incisive interviews (and occasional feuds) with pop music’s biggest stars, but for the show’s commitment to kindness and positivity and Elvis’s own candor and openness with his audience.
EASY/JUVENILE/YOUNG ADULT/GRAPHIC NOVEL
THE MAZE CUTTER by James Dashner. Seventy-three years after the events of THE DEATH CURE, when Thomas and other immunes were sent to an island to survive the Flare-triggered apocalypse, their descendants have thrived. Sadina, Isaac, and Jackie all learned about the unkind history of the Gladers from The Book of Newt and tall tales from Old Man Frypan, but when a rusty old boat shows up one day with a woman bearing dark news of the mainland-everything changes. The group and their islander friends are forced to embark back to civilization where they find Cranks have evolved into a more violent, intelligent version of themselves. They are hunted by the Godhead, the Remnant Nation, and scientists with secret agendas. When they cross paths with an orphan named Minho from the Remnant Nation, the dangers become real and they don’t know who they can trust. The islanders will have to survive long enough to figure out why they are being targeted, who is friend or foe, and what the Godhead has planned for the future of humanity.
WHERE IS THE NORTH POLE? by Megan Stine. It might seem lonely at the top of the world, but the North Pole is teeming with life! Polar bears, walruses, and arctic seals make their home on sea ice that can be nine feet thick while the Inuit and other indigenous peoples continue their traditions and means for survival in this harsh climate. Along with the early twentieth-century story of Robert Peary’s egomaniacal quest to reach the exact spot of the North Pole, this is an exciting new addition to the Where Is? series.