• The Bandit Queens

    The Bandit Queens

    Shroff, Parini

    NEW FOR JANUARY! Adult Fiction. “Five years ago, Geeta lost her no-good husband. As in, she actually lost him—he walked out on her and she has no idea where he is. But in her remote village in India, rumor has it that Geeta killed him. It turns out that being known as a ‘self-made’ widow comes with some perks. No one messes with her, harasses her, or tries to control (ahem, marry) her. Freedom must look good on Geeta, because now other women are asking for her ‘expertise,’ making her an unwitting consultant for husband disposal. The Bandit Queens is a razor-sharp debut of humor and heart...” Publisher description

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  • Better the Blood

    Better the Blood

    Bennett, Michael

    NEW FOR JANUARY! Adult Fiction. “Bennett makes his fiction debut with a stellar series launch set in contemporary New Zealand that explores the devastating belated consequences of a horrific murder of a Maori chief by six British soldiers in 1863—an act preserved in a daguerreotype. …It soon becomes apparent that a killer is enacting vengeance on the six soldiers’ descendants. Bennett dramatically portrays the psychological fallout of age-old violence upon Auckland police detective Hana Westerman and a range of well-drawn secondary characters.This is a finely crafted page-turner. ” Publishers Weekly

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  • City Under One Roof

    City Under One Roof

    Yamashita, Iris

    NEW FOR JANUARY! Adult Fiction. “When a local teenager discovers a severed hand and foot washed up on the shore of the small town of Point Mettier, Alaska, Cara Kennedy is on the case. A detective from Anchorage, she has her own reasons for investigating the possible murder in this isolated place, which can be accessed only by a tunnel. After an avalanche causes the tunnel to close indefinitely, Cara is stuck among the odd and suspicious residents of the town—all 205 of whom live in the same high-rise building and are as icy as the weather. If there is anything as elusive as the residents themselves, it's answers.” Publisher description

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  • The Don't Panic Pantry Cookbook

    The Don't Panic Pantry Cookbook

    Galuten, Noah

    NEW FOR JANUARY! Adult Nonfiction. “As the world changes around us, we are constantly vacillating between two different versions of ourselves: the one who wants to be healthier and the one who wants to be excited, or comforted, by the food that we eat. We all want to eat ‘better,’ but what does that mean? This book is here to say: Don't Panic. Galuten gives us new favorite go-to recipes like a Chef Salad with Probiotic Ranch and Cheddar Croutons, and Pasta with Rosemary-Bacon Tomato Sauce (or a vegetarian version using dried mushrooms instead). Here are your pantry staples for the future.” Publisher description

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  • Moonrise Over New Jessup

    Moonrise Over New Jessup

    Minnicks, Jamila

    NEW FOR JANUARY! Adult Fiction. “It’s 1957, and after leaving the only home she has ever known, Alice Young steps off the bus into the all-Black town of New Jessup, Alabama, where residents have largely rejected integration as the means for Black social advancement. Instead, they seek to maintain, and fortify, the community they cherish on their ‘side of the woods.’ Alice falls in love with Raymond, whose clandestine organizing activities challenge New Jessup’s longstanding status quo and could lead to the young couple’s expulsion—or worse—from the home they both hold dear.” Publisher description

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  • Pegasus

    Pegasus

    Richard, Laurent/ Rigaud, Sandrine

    NEW FOR JANUARY! Adult Nonfiction. “ In 2013, Israeli firm NSO Group developed Pegasus, spyware easily introduced into mobile phones, and made a fortune selling it to governments that had no intention of applying it to its nominal targets: ‘terrorists, criminals, and pedophiles.’ Pegasus−created after Apple refused to allow law enforcement agencies a back door into its phones−was used by governments against journalists and activists critical of their regimes. By the authors' account, the Saudis used Pegasus to track murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. An urgent cautionary tale for those who ‘hope to forestall the Orwellian future’ of cyber-surveillance.” Kirkus

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  • Rough Sleepers

    Rough Sleepers

    Kidder, Tracy

    NEW FOR JANUARY! Adult Nonfiction. “Pulitzer winner Kidder spotlights in this poignant account the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. At the center of the narrative is Jim O'Connell, the program's founding physician and organizer of its Street Team, which ministers to people who shun shelters and live ‘mainly outside or in makeshift quarters.’ Drawing on five years' worth of reporting, Kidder vividly portrays life on the streets and in the program's health clinics. Keenly observed and fluidly written, this is a compassionate report from the front lines of one of America's most intractable social problems.” Publishers Weekly

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  • The Sense of Wonder

    The Sense of Wonder

    Salesses, Matthew

    NEW FOR JANUARY! Adult Fiction. “Romance and drama bloom around the NBA’s sole Asian American player. …The player is Won Lee, an underappreciated Korean American point guard for the Knicks who capitalizes on a star player’s injury to lead a winning streak that the media punningly dubs ‘the Wonder.’ Salesses alternates narration between Won and his girlfriend, Carrie, who’s a producer for K-dramas, Korean soap operas. As the Wonder inevitably fizzles, various dramas intensify, making the story a kind of K-drama itself. A smart, very meta take on love, sports, race, and media.” Kirkus

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  • Spare

    Spare

    Harry, Prince, Duke of Sussex

    NEW FOR JANUARY! Adult Nonfiction. “It was one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother's coffin as the world watched in sorrow−and horror. As Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest, billions wondered what the princes must be thinking and feeling−and how their lives would play out from that point on. For Harry, this is that story at last. With its raw, unflinching honesty, Spare is a landmark publication full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.” Publisher description

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  • The Terraformers

    The Terraformers

    Newitz, Annalee

    NEW FOR JANUARY! Adult Fiction. “Destry's life is dedicated to terraforming Sask-E. As part of the Environmental Rescue Team, she cares for the planet and its… eco-systems as her parents and their parents did before her. But the bright, clean future they're building comes under threat when Destry discovers a city full of people that shouldn’t exist… As she uncovers more about their past, Destry begins to question the mission she's devoted her life to, and must make a choice that will reverberate through Sask-E's future for generations to come.” Publisher description

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