Please welcome our three new titles! One of each variety. Fiction, non-fiction, and YA.
1) Suspense-thriller fiction
(Pair it with the movie for a special comparison bookclub gathering)
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.
On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.
Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.
3) YA (historical fiction based in CO)
(this title is geared to younger kids, 5th-8th grade reading level)
Nine-year-old Raephy McDowell live in a train station in the middle of nowhere Colorado in the late 1800’s. She likes to think she is NOT a snoop and just mighty curious. Who wouldn’t be with talk of a brand new town where there’s nothing for miles except for the Santa Fe Railroad Station? Especially if there is the added adventure of the train station, along with its inhabitants (Raephy’s family), being moved in the middle of the night to become the center of the new town. The book is based on a true story of the founding of Lamar, Colorado.
Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. -P. J. O’Rourke