New at the library this week

The latest in The Women’s Murder Club series, 8th Confession, is now at the Southborough Library. Also an oldie but goodie from the Yarn Girls.

And on the children’s side, how can you not be intrigued by a book titled 10 Lucky Things That Have Happened to Me Since I Nearly Got Hit by Lightning?


8th-confessionThe 8th Confession by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Fiction)
The Women’s Murder Club faces its toughest challenge as Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates the high-profile murder of two San Francisco millionaires and reporter Cindy Thomas digs into the brutal slaying of a preacher with a message of hope for the homeless. (Amazon | Library catalog)

loitering-with-intentLoitering With Intent by Stuart Woods (Fiction)
New York cop turned lawyer Stone Barrington travels to Key West, Florida, to track down Evan Keating, a young man whose signature is needed on documents allowing his father to sell the family business. Meanwhile, a beautiful Swedish doctor, Annika Swenson, learns the hard way that being involved with Stone is the most dangerous job in America. (Amazon | Library catalog)

prayers-for-salePrayer for Sale by Sondra Dallas (Fiction)
It’s the desolate hard-scrabble era of the Great Depression, and teenage Nit Spindle and her husband move to the Colorado high country looking for work and trying to forget the trauma of losing a baby. When octogenarian Hennie Comfort takes the wayward Nit under her wing, the novel unfolds into an uplifting tale of friendship and hope. (Amazon)

yarn-girlsThe Yarn Girls Guide to Simple Knits by Julie Carles and Jordana Jacobs (Non-fiction)
(Amazon | Library catalog)


bee-wiggedBee-Wigged by Cece Bell (Picture book)
All Jerry Bee wants is to make friends, but that’s hard to do when you’re the most enormous bee anyone has ever seen. Then a wig changes Jerry’s life: when he puts it on, he looks just like a boy! Jerry creates quite a buzz with his kindness and generosity, and for the first time, he has friends. But will his new pals stick around when his true identity is revealed? (Amazon | Library catalog)

hush-little-dragonHush, Little Dragon by Boni Ashburn (Picture book)
In this variation on an old lullaby, a mother dragon promises her fussy baby a variety of tasty treats, from a princess and some knights, to a magician and three musketeers. (Amazon | Library catalog)

thing-thingThing-Thing by Cary Fagan (Picture book)
“Thing-Thing was neither a Teddy bear nor a rabbit; not a stuffed dog or cat. It was something like each of those, and nothing at all you could name. But it had something special. It had hope that one day it would find a child to love it and talk to it and make it tea parties and take it to bed…”–Jacket. (Amazon | Library catalog)

up-and-downUp and Down the Scratchy Mountains by Laurel Snyder (Fiction)
Lucy, a milkmaid, and her best friend Wynston, a reluctant prince, go in search of information about Lucy’s missing mother–even though Wynston is supposed to be searching for a proper princess to marry. (Amazon | Library catalog)

lightning210 Lucky Things That Have Happened to Me Since I Nearly Got Hit by Lightning by Mary Hershey (Fiction)
Even though her father is in prison for embezzlement, ten-year-old Effie considers herself pretty lucky until her mother’s old friend, Father Frank, comes to stay with them, Effie’s friend Aurora decides to quit their Catholic school to attend public school, and her contrary sister begins to transform herself into “Saint Maxey.” (Amazon | Library catalog)

ignatius-macfarlandIgnatius MacFarland: Frequenaut! by Paul Feig (Fiction)
Bullied in school and called “Piggy MacFartland,” twelve-year-old Iggy longs to travel to another planet and live among extraterrestrials, until an explosion transports him to a scary alternate reality. (Amazon | Library catalog)

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