What’s new at the Southborough Library

by susan on November 9, 2009

Here are some new selections for kids and adults at the Southborough Library.

ADULT:

house-of-reckoningHouse of Reckoning by John Saul
Left in the cold care of a loveless foster family and alienated at school, Sarah Crane finds a kindred spirit in classmate Nick Dunnigan, a former mental patient still plagued by voices and visions. And in eccentric art instructor Bettina Phillips who is eager to mentor Sarah’s artistic talent. But within the walls of Bettina’s ancestral home, Sarah finds something altogether different and disturbing–a gateway from the grave into the world of the living that she and Nick will use to take control of their lives and to exact revenge. (Library catalog | Amazon)

the-missingThe Missing by Beverly Lewis
“Englisher” Heather Lang has come to Amish country to relive fond memories of her mother and to contemplate a grave medical prognosis of her own. While in Bird-in-Hand, Heather meets Grace Byler and the two young women strike up a fast friendship, amazed by how well they click. Following the only clue they have, Grace and Heather travel together in hopes of finding Grace’s mother and bringing her home. Will they find what they’re looking for…or something much more? (Library catalog | Amazon)

national-parksNational Parks by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
This evocative and lavishly illustrated narrative–the companion volume to the 12-hour PBS series–delves into the history of the park idea, from the first sighting by white men in 1851 through to the most recent additions to a system that now encompasses nearly 400 sites and 84 million acres. (Library catalog | Amazon)

CHILDREN:

secret-planThe Secret Plan by Julie Sarcone-Roach
Continually thwarted in their efforts to escape bedtime and continue playing, a young elephant and three kittens finally find a “perfect late night bedtime-free hideout.” (Library catalog | Amazon)

epossumondasEpossumondas Plays Possum by Coleen Salley
Forgetting his mother’s warnings, Epossumondas goes into the swamp alone then must pretend to be dead time and again as he hears frightening sounds and fears they are being made by the dreaded loup garou. (Library catalog | Amazon)

wild-riverWild River by P.J. Petersen
Considered lazy and unathletic, twelve-year-old Ryan discovers a heroic side of himself when a kayak trip with his older brother goes horribly awry. (Library catalog | Amazon)

flight-of-the-phoenixFlight of the Phoenix by R.L. LaFevers
In 1928, when timid ten-year-old Nate learns that his parents have been lost at sea, he joins his father’s cousin on a flight to Arabia where they must oversee the death and rebirth of the phoenix, thus beginning his training as a “beastologist.” (Library catalog | Amazon)

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