There are several new reads available for check-out at the Ellinwood Public Library. They are:
"The Memory Palace" by Mira Bartok. Mira Bartok’s mother, Norma Herr, was struck with schizophrenia at a young age, and lost all contact with her children. Now Mira has suffered a traumatic brain injury and must find a way to recreate with her mother, to somehow rediscover her past. Can their extraordinary reconciliation bring back her memories?
"The Five Love Languages: The Secret To Love That Lasts" by Gary Chapman. This international bestseller has brought back or intensified the love in millions of marriages by revealing the five distinct languages we all use to express love, including words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, acts of service and physical touch.
"The Land of Painted Caves" by Jean M. Auel. Auel brings her ice-age epic earth’s children series to an extraordinary conclusion is this final episode. Ayla, the heroine, and her family live in an early human cave society, and Ayla becomes a pivotal shaman who gains a gift of knowledge are so important that it will change the world.
"A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness. Deep in the heart of Oxford’s Library, scholar Diana Bishop requests a manuscript called Ashmole 782 in the course of her research. Coming from a line of old and distinguished witches, and her sudden use of the ancient book sets forth a fantastical underworld stirring. Soon a distracting horde of daemons, witches, and vampires descend upon the library’s reading room.
"In the Wake of the Lorelei Lee: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, On Her Way to Botany Bay" by L.A. Meyer. Jacky Faber, rich from her exploits diving for Spanish gold, has purchased the Lorelei Lee to carry passengers across the Atlantic. But soon, because of her past sins against the Crown, she is arrested and sent to the penal colony in Australia. Soon she finds herself given to wild escapades, brushes with danger, and much hilarity.
Sharon Sturgis is the librarian at the Ellinwood School/Community Library.