ELLINWOOD — There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
“Still Foolin’ ‘Em” by Billy Crystal. With his trademark blend of wit and heart, Crystal looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his storied life and provides a road map to the absurdities and challenges that come with aging. Wise, poignant, and laugh-out-loud funny!
“The Dressmaker of Khair Khana” by Gale Tzemach Lemmon. This is the amazing story of Kamila Sidiqi, an educated Afghan woman who when forced to give up her teaching position and confined to her home, starts a entrenepuerial business to support her five younger siblings. This is a story of war, but also a story of sisterhood and resilience in the face of despair.
“The King and Maxwell” by David Baldacci. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father…after his supposed death. Tyler hires two investigators to get to the bottom of the mystery, but the hunt for truth leads to danger for Tyler.
“The All Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg. Sookie accidently discovers a secret about her overbearing mother’s past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future in this is a new comic mystery about two women who are forced to re-imagine who they are. From the beloved author of “Fried Green Tomatoes.”
“Silencing Eve” by Iris Johansen. Forensic artist Eve Duncan appears to have been the victim of a psychopath who kidnapped her and forced her to use her skills as a sculptor to reconstruct the skull of his depraved son. But is her funeral a hoax, one designed to ensnare her brutal captor once and for all. Is Eve really still alive?
“Whiskey Beach” by Nora Roberts Bluff House has set above Whiskey Beach for more than three hundred years, guarding its shore and its secrets. But now Eli Landon has returned to the house that he calls home. He needs time to repair his reputation and soul, and solve the murder of his wife and clear his name. But someone is intent on destroying Eli and reaping the rewards.
“Stella Bein” by Anita Shreve. It is 1916, and a woman awakens, wounded, in a field hospital in northern France. With no memory of her past or what brought her to this distant war, she knows only that she can drive an ambulance, and that her name is Stella Bain. Will she ever recover from this agonizing loss?
Sharon Sturgis is the librarian at the Ellinwood School/Community Library.