New Items in the Library
We get quite a few new items every week. Here is a little sneak peak!
Canary girls : a novel
Chiaverini, Jennifer, author
Early in the Great War, as arsenals are struggling to keep up production, they hire women to build the weapons the military urgently needed. Thousands of women answered their nation's call. Among them is nineteen-year-old former housemaid April Tipton and Lucy Dempsey. When Lucy's coworkers learn she is a footballer's wife, they invite her to join the arsenal ladies' football club, the Thornshire Canaries. As the war grinds on and tragedy takes its toll, the Canary Girls persist despite the dangers, proud to serve, determined to outlive the war and rejoice in victory and peace.
The complete guide to DIY greenhouses : build your own greenhouses, hoophouses, cold frames + greenhouse accessories.
Find all of the most up-to-date information you need to design and equip your own greenhouse, all in one place! Black and Decker Complete Guide to DIY Greenhouses is a new edition to the popular Complete Guide to Greenhouses and Garden Projects. Laser-focused on building greenhouses for the home gardener, it's the most complete title on DIY greenhouses you'll find anywhere. Featuring full-color step-by-step photos and comprehensive how-to instructions, the book features full plans for structures that are designed to extend the gardening season. From ornate, Victorian style greenhouses to basic cold frames, you're sure to find a project that meets your needs and fits your space.
Stevens, Chevy, author
For decades, people have been warned about the Cold Creek Highway. Hitchhikers have vanished and women have been known to have their cars break down and never be seen again. Beth Chevalier arrives in Cold Creek to attend a memorial for the victims of the highway. Maybe this will finally bring her peace. Beth wants to find who killed her sister and put her own life back together, but as she gets closer to the truth, she learns that there is more than one person lying in Cold Creek.
The Devine Doughnut Shop
Brown, Carolyn, 1948-, author
For Grace Dalton, her sister, Sarah, and her cousin, Macy, the Devine Doughnut Shop is a sweet family legacy and a landmark in their Texas town. As the fourth generation to run the Double D, they keep their great-grandmother's recipe secret and uphold the shop's tradition as a coffee klatch for sharing local gossip, advice, and woes. But drama brews behind the counter, too. Grace is a single mother struggling with an unruly teenage daughter. Heartbroken Sarah has sworn off love. Macy's impending wedding has an unexpected hitch. And now charming developer Travis Butler has arrived in Devine with a checkbook and a handsome smile. He wants to buy the shop, expand it nationally, and boost the economy of a town divided by the prospect. With the family's relationships in flux, their beloved heritage up for grabs, and their future in the air, it's amazing what determination, sass, a promise of romance, and a warm maple doughnut can do to change hearts and minds.
Disappearance at Devil's Rock : a novel
Tremblay, Paul, author
Late one summer night, Elizabeth Sanderson receives the devastating news that every mother fears: her thirteen-year-old son, Tommy, has vanished without a trace in the woods of a local park. The search isn’t yielding any answers, and Elizabeth and her young daughter, Kate, struggle to comprehend Tommy’s disappearance. Feeling helpless and alone, their sorrow is compounded by anger and frustration: the local and state police have uncovered no leads. Living in an all-too-real nightmare, riddled with worry, pain, and guilt, Elizabeth is wholly unprepared for the strange series of events that follow.
Found and ground : a practical guide to making your own foraged paints
Ross, Caroline, author
"Learn the secrets of creating paint from the ground beneath your feet; from the rocks, clay and soil of the earth itself. Author and artist Caroline Ross explains when, where and how to forage as she shares her sustainable and fulfilling approach to painting. Covering every aspect of making natural paints, from finding the raw materials of stones and soils, to the techniques needed to refine them into beautiful pigments and paints, this book is suitable for the complete beginner as well as those with some expertise in art" -- Page 4 of cover.
How not to be an antique dealer : everything I've learnt, that nobody told me
Pritchard, Drew, author
Drew Pritchard set himself up as a dealer when he was a teenager. Now he's a leading figure in the antiques trade and is the hugely popular presenter of hit TV show Salvage Hunters. In this engaging and informative narrative, clearly structured into practical themes, Drew reveals what it takes to start with nothing but an obsession and a dream. He shows you how to create the opportunities, establish a network, get the best out of auctions and fairs, spot the fakes, develop your eye, build a reputation, buy and sell and yes, make a profit.
None of this is true : a novel
Jewell, Lisa, author
Popular podcaster Alix Summers crosses paths with an unassuming woman called Josie Fair. A few days later, Alix and Josie bump into each other again, this time outside Alix's children's school. Josie has been listening to Alix's podcasts and thinks she might be an interesting subject for her series. Slowly she starts to realize that Josie has been hiding some very dark secrets, and before she knows it, Josie has inveigled her way into Alix's life - and into her home.
North of nowhere
Brennan, Allison, author
Boyd McIntyre, head of a Los Angeles crime family, has at last tracked his kids to a small Montana town and is minutes away from kidnapping them. They barely escape in a small plane, but gunfire hits the fuel line. The pilot, a man who has been raising them as his own, manages to crash land in the middle of the Montana wilderness. The siblings hike deep into the woods, searching desperately for safety-unaware of the severity of the approaching storm. Boyd's sister Ruby left Los Angeles for the Army years ago, cutting off contact in order to help keep her niece and nephew safe and free from the horrors of the McIntyre clan. So when she gets an emergency call that the plane has gone down with the kids inside, she drops everything to try save them. As the storm builds, Ruby isn't the only person looking for them. Boyd has hired an expert tracker to find and bring them home. And rancher Nick Lorenzo, who knows these mountains better than anyone and doesn't understand why the kids are running, is on their trail too.
The push : a novel
Audrain, Ashley, 1982-, author
Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting, supportive mother to her new baby Violet that she herself never had. But in the thick of motherhood's exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her daughter--Violet rejects her mother, screams uncontrollably, and becomes a disturbing, disruptive presence at her preschool. Her husband, Fox, says she's imagining things. What he sees is an overwhelmed wife who can't cope with the day-to-day grind. The more Fox dismisses her fears, the more Blythe begins to question her own sanity, and the more we begin to question what Blythe is telling us about her life as well. Then their son Sam is born--and with him, Blythe has the natural, blissful connection she'd always imagined with her child. Even Violet seems to love her little brother. But when life as they know it is changed in an instant, the devastating fall-out forces Blythe to face the truth.
A rogue at Stonecliffe
Camp, Candace, author.
When the love of her life left without any explanation, Annabeth Winfield moved on despairingly, knowing she'd never have a love as thrilling as her first ever again. Sloane Rutherford was roguish and daring, but as Annabeth grew up, she realized that their reckless romance was just a passing adventure, never meant for stability. Twelve years later, Annabeth is engaged to someone new, ready to start her life with a dependable man. That's when Sloane returns. And he brings with him a serious warning: Annabeth is in trouble. After spending the past dozen years working as a spy, Sloane thought he'd left espionage behind him. But now a dangerous blackmailer is after Annabeth. Sloane offers to hide his former lover at Stonecliffe, the Rutherford estate, but stubborn Annabeth demands to be part of the investigation. As the two embark on a dangerous and exciting journey, memories of their past romance resurface. Sloane and Annabeth aren't the wide-eyed children they used to be, but knowing they're wrong for each other makes a nostalgic affair seem very right...
Tangled vines : power, privilege, and the Murdaugh family murders
Glatt, John, author
Among the lush, tree-lined waterways of South Carolina, a century-old, multimillion-dollar law practice has catapulted the Murdaugh family into incredible wealth and local celebrity - but it was an unimaginable tragedy that would thrust them into the national spotlight. On June 7th, 2021, prominent attorney Alex Murdaugh discovered the bodies of his wife, Maggie, and son, Paul. As authorities scrambled for clues, dark secrets about this Southern legal dynasty came to light. A desperate man on the brink of ruin who would do anything, even plan his own death, to save his family's reputation.
The witch hitch
Bass, Elizabeth, 1965- author.
Lots of people get pre-wedding jitters, but Bailey Tomlin's are a bit extreme. Paranoia... the sudden ability to communicate with her pet parrot... something odd is definitely happening. And while Bailey searches for the perfect dress, she discovers the unexpected reason why: her birth mother, Esme, is an actual witch, part of a magical clan in the neighboring town of Zenobia, New York. Esme insists that Bailey, too, has witch blood in her veins. That's not going to play well with Bailey's uptight future in-laws... Then there's Seton Atterbury, the man Esme somehow conjured into the present day from 1930, and who keeps crashing into Bailey's plans. In addition to figuring out seating charts and boutonnieres, Bailey now has to navigate her new witch family, keep an unseen enemy from hexing the ceremony, placate her fiance, and get Seton back to his own time. But Seton doesn't know if he wants to go back. And though Bailey's about to marry someone else--someone who isn't technically 120 years old--it's just possible she doesn't want Seton to go back either..." -- Page 4 of cover.