Staff at the Yorkville Public Library introduces you to new books and movies, revisits old books you may have missed and encourages your comments.
Books just out (week of 9/18/2018). I don't know where to start these new books all sound sooo good!
This story takes place outside of Vienna in 1914. A young medical student is stationed in a remote mountain valley to care for the sick and injured.
Three brothers growing up in New York's lower east side take different paths in life,(One an accountant, one in the garment industry, and one with the mob). They are pitted against one another when the mobster starts controlling the unions.
On a Barbados sugar plantation a young slave's life is forever changed when a new master comes to the plantation.
"Languoreth -- a forgotten queen of the sixth-century Scotland and the twin sister of the man who inspired the legend of Merlin." -- book jacket.
A promising debut novel.
Life during the Trojan War for the conquered women in the Greek camps. Not for the faint of hearts.
A mysterious exclusive old boy's club of Harvard the Delphic Club. New members try to uncover old secrets.
Detective Charlie Parker investigates what happened to the young woman who's body was found in the Maine woods. And what happened to her new born baby?
Translated from the Swedish, this novel is the story of a biologist returning to Mossmarken, her home town. She investigates the legend of what lies beneath the peat bogs there. Science Fiction:
First in a new series, this story is of aliens that crash onto a distant planet with a strange cargo. Able to travel through gates, a team of humans investigate this new threat.
Spies among us:
True story of Espionage. Gordievsky, brought up in a KGB family turns to working for the British after finding out what the Russian regime is all about during the Cold War.
A novel of CIA agents in Berlin during the Cold War and the woman in charge of the safe houses .
CIA espionage novel: a daughter of a spy attempting to uncovering her father's secret past.
Yes, we have the Witcher books! The basis for the next major Netflix series, this original story by Polish author Sapkowski could be as popular as the Game of Thrones.
The story-line is a fantasy, with the Witcher of Rivia as the main character who's job it is to slay monsters of all kinds on his own or with the help of wizards, sorceresses, elves, and occasionally humans. Subtlety and ingeniously inserted are references to the fairy tales we all grew up with.
After reading the first book I'm hooked and a fan. I hope that Netflix is up to the challenge of bringing this fantasy to life.
July 2019 LibraryReads
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
by Abbi Waxman
Published: 7/9/2019 by Berkley
“Nina likes her bookish life just fine. She works in a bookstore and is on a highly competitive trivia team. She is funny and snarky and great company (says this reader). Suddenly, a father she never knew dies and leaves her with a pack of brothers and sisters and Nina may be forced out of her comfortable reading chair. For readers who enjoyed Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey and The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald.” Eileen Curley, Hagaman Public Library, East Haven, CT
NoveList Read-alike: The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland
The Book Charmer
by Karen Hawkins
Published: 7/30/2019 by Gallery Books
“Sarah is the librarian in a small Southern town called Dove Pond. Her magic is matching the right book to the right reader at the right time in their life. Grace is a city girl, new in town and in need of a little magic herself. For read…