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New genre to be added after the first of the year
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At Hoisington Public Library, we do our best to meet the needs of all demographics of patrons who use the library.

This is why we are adding some LitRpg books after the first of the year. This is a sub-genre of Fantasy and Sci-Fi and will be of interest to young adults. If you know of a young adult who likes these books, have them check out Hoisington Public Library in January.

A special thanks goes to the family of Bob Glynn who directed memorials on his behalf to the library.

We have new books at HPL. A few are:

“Under Occupation” 

Alan Furst 

Occupied Paris in 1942, a dark, treacherous city now ruled by the German security services, where French resistance networks are working secretly to defeat Hitler. Just before he dies, a man being chased by the Gestapo hands off to Paul Ricard a strange looking drawing. 

It looks like a part for a military weapon; Ricard realizes it must be an important document smuggled out of Germany to aid the resistance. As Ricard is drawn deeper and deeper into the French resistance network, his increasingly dangerous assignments lead him to travel to Germany, and along the underground safe houses of the resistance, and to meet the mysterious and beautiful Leila, a professional spy.

“Sword of Kings” 

Bernard Cornwell 

Uhtred of Bebbanburg is a man of his word. An oath bound him to King Alfred. And now an oath will wrench him away from the ancestral home he fought so hard to regain. 

For Uhtred has sworn that on King Edward’s death, he will kill two men. And now Edward is dying. A violent attack drives Uhtred south with a small band of warriors, and headlong into the battle for kingship. Plunged into a world of shifting alliances and uncertain loyalties, he will need all his strength and guile to overcome the fiercest warrior of them all. As two opposing Kings gather their armies, fate drags Uhtred to London, and a struggle for control that must leave one King victorious, and one dead. But fate – as Uhtred has learned to his cost – is inexorable. And Uhtred’s destiny is to stand at the heart of the shield wall once again.

“Beating About the Bush” 

M.C. Beaton 

New York Times bestseller M. C. Beaton’s cranky, crafty Agatha Raisin — now the star of a hit TV show — is back on the case again. When private detective Raisin comes across a severed leg in a roadside hedge, it looks like she is about to become involved in a particularly gruesome murder. Looks, however, can be deceiving, as Agatha discovers when she is employed to investigate a case of industrial espionage at a factory where nothing is quite what it seems. 

The factory mystery soon turns to murder and a bad-tempered donkey turns Agatha into a national celebrity, before bringing her ridicule and shame. To add to her woes, Agatha finds herself grappling with growing feelings for her friend and occasional lover, Sir Charles Fraith. 


Robin Cook

When the body of 28-year-old social worker Kera Jacobsen shows up on Chief New York City Medical Examiner Laurie Montgomery’s autopsy table, at first it appears she was the victim of a tragic yet routine drug overdose. But for Laurie and her new pathology resident, the brilliant but enigmatic Dr. Aria Nichols, little things aren’t adding up. Kera’s family and friends swear she never touched drugs. Administrators from the hospital where Kera worked are insisting the case be shrouded in silence. And although Kera was ten weeks pregnant, nobody seems to know who the father was – or whether he holds the key to Kera’s final moments alive.

Karen La Pierre is the director at the Hoisington Public Library. She can be reached by email at