Books at Heart: New Acquisitions

Drop by the library and check out our newest titles! Every month we add the latest and greatest new releases for your reading pleasure. New and Noteworthy for April:

  • The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel: From the author of the Life of Pi, comes the story of a quest for a lost relic. The journey takes us from Africa, through Portugal to contemporary North America; from in the 1600s to the present day.
  • The Locals by Jonathan Dee: The collision of two men’s very different worlds, rural vs urban, middle class vs rich, propels Dee’s powerful new novel.
  • I’d Die For You: And Other Lost Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald: A collection of the last remaining unpublished and uncollected short stories of the iconic American writer. “A treasure trove of tales too dark for the magazines of the 1930s. Lucky us” – Newsday.
  • Forgotten Women: The Leaders by Zing Tsjeng: Weaves together 48 unforgettable portraits of true pioneers and leaders, the women who shaped and were erased from our history, who have formed and changed the course of our futures.
  • Spain, Guard My Bones by Jack Thompson: Dodging bullets, bodyguards and untrustworthy officials, journalist Charlie Barrow wastes no time making enemies in his search for answers after the discovery of a mass grave of Civil War victims.
  • Little by Edward Carey: Does the name Marie Grosholtz ring a bell? How about Madame Toussaud? Not only a fictional biography, this is her first-person account of the court of Louis XVI and the French Revolution.
  • Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean: Based on a true story set in St. Kilda, Quill and his friends try to survive, cold, starving and clinging to life, in the grip of a murderous ocean.
  • Lanny by Max Porter: Set in a village outside London where the lives of present and past interweave: Dead Papa Toothwort awakes from his slumber and searches for his favourite, the boy called Lanny.
  • Our Tiny, Useless Hearts by Toni Jordan: There are those with generous hearts and those with the meanness of this fourth novel by the award-winning Australian author. It’s all there: love, infidelity and divorce in a modern-day farce that scrutinises the family.

Come visit, browse and find your next favorite book. If you’re stuck for what to read don’t forget to have a look at our Books At Heart noticeboard or just ask a librarian! There’s always something new and good to read at the library! Browse the catalog by clicking here.

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