There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
“The English Girl” by Daniel Silva. Madeline Hart is a rising star in Britain’s governing party, but when she is kidnapped, her tormentors learn her secret: she is the mistress of Prime Minister Jonathan Lancaster. Now they intend to make the British leader pay dearly for his sins. With a death threat looming, Lancaster engages a master spy to rescue Madeline. But is it too little, too late?
“The Good Luck of Right Now” by Matthew Quick. When Bartholomew’s mother passes, his grief counselor says he needs to leave the nest. But how does a man whose whole life has been grounded in his mom, Saturday Mass, and the library learn how to fly? In a quirky series of letters, Richard Gere and the Dalai Lama, philosophy, alien abduction, cat telepathy, and the mystery of women are all explored, as Bartholomew earnestly attempts to assemble a family of his own.
“The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty. Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret. Finally, imagine that you stumble across this letter, while your husband is still very much alive. This gripping novel challenges us to consider how well we really know our spouses and ourselves.
“One More Thing, Stories and Other Stories” by B.J. Novak. The writer, best known for his work on NBC’s comedy series The Office as an actor and writer, shares his brilliant observation abilities in this collection of very original stories.
“The Martian” by Andy Weir. Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, after a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate the planet without him, Mark finds himself stranded on Mars, completely alone. But he’s not ready to die, and even hatches a plot to contact NASA back on earth. But Mars has its own surprises for him.
“Burial Rites” by Hannah Kent. Charged with the brutal murder of two men, Agnes has been removed to an isolated location in northern Iceland, to await execution. As the family who is housing the convict begins to learn of her side of the crime, they want to use their knowledge to save Agnes. Inspired by true events, this story tells the saga of a young woman, the last to be publicly beheaded in Iceland, in the early nineteenth century.
Sharon Sturgis is the librarian at the Ellinwood School/Community Library.