ELLINWOOD — There are new books at the Ellinwood School Community/Library. They are:
“No Easy Day” by Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer. This is the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments. In telling this story, Mark Owens honors the men who risk everything for our country, and he leaves readers with a deep understanding of the warriors who keep America safe.
“Notorious Nineteen” by Janet Evanovich. After a slow summer of chasing low level bail skippers, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions, has mysteriously vanished, without a clue, and there’s a big payoff if she can find him. Stephanie enlists her grandma to go undercover, and she soon learns a hard lesson. Never make an old person mad!
“This is How You Lose Her” by Junot Diaz. In prose that is endlessly energetic, inventive, tender, and funny, the stories in this collection lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weakness of the human heart. They remind us that passion always triumphs over experience, and that “the half-life of love is forever.”
“The Dog Stars” by Peter Heller. Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. He now lives, entirely alone, in a hangar on a small abandoned airport with this dog. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him, that maybe there is a life outside the airport. The Dog Stars is a breathtaking story about what it means to be human.
“A Wanted Man” by Lee Child. Investigator Jack Reacher just wanted to hitch a ride back to Chicago. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride. He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy that makes his a threat--to both sides at once. In this white-hot thriller, nothing is what it seems, and nobody is telling the truth.
“The Kingmaker’s Daughter” by Philippa Gregory. This novel is the gripping story of the daughters of the man known as the “Kingmaker,” Richard Neville, the most powerful magnate in fifteenth-century England. Without a son and heir, he uses his daughters as pawns in his political games, and they grow up to be influential players in their own right.
“The Line Between Here and Gone” by Andrea Kanes. Each day is a struggle for Amanda Gleason’s newborn son as he battles a rare immune deficiency. The child’s best chance for a cure lies with his father, who was brutally murdered before the baby was born. Or was he?
Sharon Sturgis is the librarian at the Ellinwood School/Community Library.