here are new books at the Ellinwood Library. They are:
“Inferno” by Dan Brown. Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology, awakens in a hospital with a head wound and a strange macabre object in his belongings. Soon his world erupts into chaos, and he’s on the run for his life. With the woman who cleverly saved his life, Langdon discovers a network of hidden passageways and ancient secrets, and a terrifying new scientific paradigm.
“Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver. Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who has given up on her dreams. Now, while pursuing a secret tryst, she discovers a silent forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. The strange finding attracts explorations from scientists, religious leaders and the media. As Dellarobia find herself in condemnation, she confronts her family, her church, and the larger world in a flight toward truth.
“Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson. On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born… and dies, and is immediately born again. As she grows, she also dies, repeatedly. Does Ursula’s apparently infinite number of lives gives her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny?
“Oblivion” by Anthony Horowitz. For a moment, it looked like they had won, the five Gatekeepers. Then a deadly typhoon tore them apart, scattering them across the world. No ten years into the future, the Gatekeepers find themselves struggling through a desolate world to find one another, and to stop the evil force that waits for them.
“The Son” by Philipp Meyer. In the spring of 1849, Eli McCullough is thirteen years old when he is taken captive by a marauding band of Comanches. He soon adapts to their lives, becoming the chief’s adopted son. When disease, starvation and war decimates his tribe, Eli finds himself alone, and carving a place for himself and his future family.
Three titles by L.A. Meyer, “The Mark of the Golden Dragon,” “Viva Jacquelina!,” and “Boston Jacky.” The irrepressible Jacky Faber, a woman well ahead of her time, finds herself in a series of adventures that often involve her with the law, and usually not in a good way. In these three titles, Jacky buys the Pig and Whistle Inn, tries to establish a musical theater, is condemned for life to the penal colony in Australia, gets marooned on a desolate beach, and spies for the Crown. What more could happen to the unrestrainable Jacky Faber?
“Never Fall Down” by Patricia McCormick and Arn Chorn-Pond. Based on the true story of Arn Chorn-Pond, this is an achingly raw and powerful novel about a child of war who becomes a man of peace. As a child, Arn is separated from his Cambodian family and assigned to a labor camp, where he scrambles to survive, and learns to keep other children alive.
Sharon Sturgis is the librarian at the Ellinwood School/Community Library.