LLINWOOD — There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
“Sacre Bleu” by Christopher Moore. In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh shot himself...or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his creative powers attempt to take his own life? But who was the crooked little “color man” van Gogh claimed was stalking him, and why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue. This is a delectable confection of intrigue, passion, and art history.
“Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. This dark novel is about a marriage gone terribly wrong. On the morning of Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary, Amy disappears from their rented mansion. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter-but is he really a killer?
“Bringing Up the Bodies” by Hilary Mantel. Mantel explores one of the most mystifying and frightening episodes in English history, the downfall of Anne Boleyn. She failed to give King Henry VIII a son, and her sharp intelligence and strong will alienated his old friends and the noble families of England. Soon events set into motion a dramatic trial of the queen and her suitors for adultery and treason.
“Canada” by Richard Ford. When fifteen-year-old Dell Parsons’ parents rob a bank, his sense of normal life is forever altered. With his parent’s arrest and imprisonment, Dell and his twin sister face a threatening and uncertain future. When a family friend intervenes and takes them to the prairies of Canada, Dell must redefine himself, find grace and peace, and face a dangerous confrontation with his dark and violent foster father.
“Wild” by Cheryl Strayed. This is the powerful and blazingly honest memoir of an eleven hundred mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe and built her back up again. After the death of her mother, and the destruction of her marriage, Strayed makes the most impulsive decision of her life-to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Wild captures her journey against all odds, an adventure that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.
“Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’Reilly. The television host recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history, the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. From the historical background to the murderer and his band of accomplices, the story features some of history’s most remarkable figures, vivid detail, and page-turning action.
Sharon Strugis is the librarian for the Ellinwood School/Community Library.