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New Books for April 2024

These books and more will be arriving at the Library in April 2024.

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book cover: the cemetery of untold souls by julia alvarez

The Cemetery of Untold Stories / Julia Alvarez

When celebrated writer Alma Cruz inherits a small plot of land in the Dominican Republic, she turns it into a place to bury her untold stories–literally. She creates a graveyard for manuscript drafts and revisions and the characters whose lives she tried and failed to bring to life and who still haunt her. Alma wants her characters to rest in peace, but they have other ideas, and the cemetery becomes a mysterious sanctuary for their true narratives.

book cover: a calamity of souls by david baldacci

A Calamity of Souls / David Baldacci

In a Virginia courtroom in 1968, a reluctant white lawyer and a dedicated black attorney must bridge their differences to fight for a black man’s life against racial prejudice and powerful forces seeking to undo civil rights progress.

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The Husbands / Holly Gramazio

When she discovers the attic in her London flat is creating an infinite supply of husbands, waking up to a slightly altered life each day, Lauren confronts the question: if swapping lives is as easy as changing a lightbulb, how do you know you’ve taken the right path?

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Funny Story / Emily Henry

After being dumped for her boyfriend’s lifelong best friend, Petra, Daphne agrees to room with Petra’s freshly heartbroken ex until she can figure things out.

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Darling Girls / Sally Hepworth

It’s not just secrets buried at Wild Meadows. For as long as they can remember, Jessica, Norah and Alicia have been told how lucky they are. Rescued from family tragedies and raised by a loving foster mother on an idyllic farming estate, they were given an elusive second chance of a happy family life. But their childhood wasn’t the fairy tale everyone thinks it was. And when a body is discovered under the home they grew up in, the foster sisters find themselves thrust into the spotlight as key witnesses. Or are they prime suspects?

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Just for the Summer / Abby Jimenez

A sharp and scintillating summer novel that will make readers laugh out loud and cry happy tears.

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Real Americans / Rachel Khong

In this intricately woven tapestry of class and striving, race and visibility, and family and inheritance, 15-year-old Nick Chen, who cannot shake the feeling his mother is hiding something, sets out to find his biological father–a journey that raises more questions than provides answers.

book cover: she's not sorry by mary kubica

She’s Not Sorry / Mary Kubica

Meghan Michaels is trying to find balance between being a single mom to a teenage daughter and working as a full-time nurse. While on duty at the hospital one day, a patient named Caitlin arrives in a coma with a traumatic brain injury, having jumped from a bridge and plunging over twenty feet to the train tracks below. But when a witness comes forward with shocking details about the fall, it calls everything they know into question. Was Caitlin pushed and if so, by whom and why?

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Extinction / Douglas Preston

Colorado Bureau of Investigation Agent Frances Cash investigates after a billionaire’s son and his new wife are kidnapped and murdered by a gang of eco-terrorists at a park where extinct animals are brought back through genetic manipulation.

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The Paris Novel / Ruth Reichl

Resigning herself to honor her mother’s last wishes, Stella travels to Paris where she meets an octogenarian art collector who introduces her to the who’s who of the 1980’s Paris literary, art and culinary worlds, helping her understand what it might mean to live a larger life.

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Lucky / Jane Smiley

Coming of age in recording studios, backstage and on tour, rising folk musician Jodie Rattler, trying to hold her own in the wake of Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell, feels like something is missing and sets out on a journey in search of herself.

book cover: only the brave by danielle steel

Only the Brave / Danielle Steel

A powerful, sweeping historical novel about a courageous woman in World War II Germany.
During World War II, Sophia Alexander, after her mother dies and her father is sent to a concentration camp, becomes increasingly involved in the resistance and while working with the convent nuns, the Sisters of Mercy where she risks everything to help those in need–no matter what the cost.

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Table for Two / Amor Towles

Amor Towles shares some of his shorter fiction: six stories based in New York City and a novella set in Golden Age Hollywood.

book cover: city in ruins by don winslow

City in Ruins / Don Winslow

A Las Vegas casino mogul with a spotty past must fight for the life he created and everything he holds dear after old enemies surface, in the third novel of the series following City of Dreams.

book cover: close to death by anthony horowitz

Close to Death / Anthony Horowitz

When Charles Kentworthy is found dead on his doorstep after moving his loud, boisterous family into an idyllic gated community, Detective Hawthorne investigates.

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Toxic Prey / John Sandford

When a renowned expert in infectious diseases disappears without a trace, Letty Davenport, with the world on high alert, calls in her father, Lucas, to locate him, and when their worst fears are confirmed, they must race against time to stop the virus he created from becoming the perfect weapon.

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The Familiar / Leigh Bardugo

In the new capital of Madrid, Luzia Cotado uses scraps of magic to get through her days of endless toil. But when her scheming mistress discovers the lump of a servant cowering in the kitchen is actually hiding a talent for little miracles, she demands Luzia use those gifts to better the family’s social position. Determined to seize this one chance to better her fortunes, Luzia plunges into a world of seers and alchemists, holy men and hucksters, where the lines between magic, science, and fraud are never certain. But as her notoriety grows, so does the danger that her Jewish blood will doom her to the Inquisition’s wrath.

book cover: the secret lives of booksellers and librarians by patterson and eversmann

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The Secret Lives of Booksellers and Librarians / James Patterson and Matt Eversmann

Showcasing the smart and talented people who live between the pages, this inspiring collection of true stories, as told to one of the greatest novelists of our time, invites us into a world where we can feed our curiosities, discover new voices and find whatever we want or require.

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The Demon of Unrest / Erik Larson

Drawing on diaries, secret communiques, slave ledgers and plantation ledgers, Larson offers a gripping account of the months between Lincoln’s election and the start of the Civil War, which tore a deeply divided nation in two.

book cover: an unfinished love story by doris kearns goodwin

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An Unfinished Love Story / Doris Kearns Goodwin

One of America’s most beloved historians artfully weaves together biography, memoir, and history. She takes you along on the emotional journey she and her husband, Richard (Dick) Goodwin embarked upon in the last years of his life.

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