Books at Heart: New Acquisitions

Every month we add the latest and greatest new releases for your reading pleasure. New and Noteworthy for July:

  • Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver, a mesmerizing story, involving two families, in two centuries, who live in a rundown neighborhood somewhere in New Jersey. Told in alternating chapters, they navigate the challenges of surviving their worlds in the throes of major cultural shifts.
  • The Fire This Time edited by Jesmyn Ward, James Balwin’s ‘fire next time’ is now upon us and it needs to be talked about. This collection of essays and poems gathers a new generation of writers and thinkers to speak on race. ​
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, get ready for heart-in-throat action, deadly romance, double crossing, moral complexity and faeries! With messy and complicated humans in a dark, twisted world inspired by old folktales. ​
  • November Road by Lou Berney, it’s the crime of the century – the assassination of President Kennedy – and Frank Guidry knows too much. A chance encounter gives him the perfect cover and as the two strangers share the open road they find each other along the way. But, Frank’s hunters are closing in…​
  • Women Talking by Miriam Toews, this is a fictionalized account of a real-life occurrence known as the ‘ghost rapes of Bolivia’. “This touching novel could be right out of The Handmaid’s Tale” – Margaret Atwood.

Come visit, browse and find your next favorite book. Have a look at our Books At Heart noticeboard for a full list of new acquisitions and recommendations from fellow members. There’s always something new and good to read at the library!