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If We Order, You Will Hold: New Fiction

A Selection of Brand New Titles

New additions to the Library catalog this month include a new novel from Anita Shreve, a fresh take on the P.G. Wodehouse classic series “Jeeves and Wooster,” and more. 

And although they may not be released until November or December, you can reserve your spot in the reading line by placing your hold now.

 

Bellman & Black:  A Ghost Story
by Diane Setterfield

Killing a bird with his slingshot as a boy, William Bellman grows up a wealthy family man unaware of how his act of childhood cruelty will have terrible consequences until a wrenching tragedy compels hims to enter into a macabre bargain with a stranger in black.  By the best-selling author of “The Thirteenth Tale.”
Release Date:  Nov. 5



Jeeves and the Wedding Bells
by Sebastian Faulks

With the permission of the Wodehouse estate, acclaimed author Sebastian Faulks  returns with a new tale of Bertie Wooster (a young man about town) and his butler Jeeves (the very model of the modern manservant).  Hijinks and hilarity ensue when Bertie, nursing a broken heart, agrees to help his old friend Peregrine “Woody” Beeching with his failing romance.  Jeeves steps in to save Bertie from himself.
Release Date:  Nov. 5

 

Red Sky in Morning: A Novel
by Paul Lynch

It’s 1832 and Coll Coyle has killed the wrong man. The dead man’s father is an expert tracker and ruthless killer with a single-minded focus on vengeance. The hunt leads from the windswept bogs of County Donegal, across the Atlantic to the choleric work camps of the Pennsylvania railroad, where both men will find their fates in the hardship and rough country of the fledgling United States.  Debut novel.
Release Date: Nov. 5



Prince of Risk: A Novel
by Christopher Reich

Bobby Astor is a fearless New York hedge-fund gunslinger on the verge of making his biggest killing ever. But everything changes when his father, the venerable chief executive of the New York Stock Exchange, is murdered along with the head of the Federal Reserve in a brazen, inexplicable attack on the South Lawn of the White House. In the moments before his death, Astor’s father sends Bobby a mystifying text message: a single word that Bobby soon realizes offers the only clue to the identity of his father’s killer and the terrifying motivation behind the attack.
Release Date:  Dec. 3

 

The Misfortunates:  A Novel
by Dimitri Verhulst

Frank, tender, and brutally funny, Dimitri Verhulst’s semi-autobiographical story details the vibrantly entertaining journey of a boy growing up in a family of alcoholics in Belgium.  Translated from the Dutch by David Colmer.
Release Date:  Oct. 15

 

 

Stella Bain
by Anita Shreve

Set against the backdrop of World War I.  When an American woman, Stella Bain, is found suffering from severe shell shock in an exclusive garden in London, surgeon August Bridge and his wife selflessly agree to take her in.  A gesture of goodwill turns into something more as Bridge quickly develops a clinical interest in his house guest. Stella had been working as a nurse’s aide near the front, but she can’t remember anything prior to four months earlier when she was found wounded on a French battlefield.
Release Date: Nov. 12

 

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars:  Verily, a New Hope
by Ian Doescher

Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearsome Stormtroopers, signifying…pretty much everything.
Release Date:  July 2

 

This post was brought to you by the Fiction Selection Committee. New titles are ordered regularly, and can be found by browsing the catalog or at any of our eight locations.

 

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