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Hot New Books for August!

Posted 08/14/20

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It's a new week and we have even more new books for you to take home. In this latest batch of arrivals, we have Brad Thor, Joanne Fluke, Stuart Woods, Sean Hannity, Megan and Harry for you royal watchers, and much, much more. Take a look below and see if there's something that tickles your fancy. If you see something you'd like to reserve for curbside pick-up, call us at 304-232-0244 during our adjusted hours (10 am to 3 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and 10 am to 7 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays), or log into your account on our online catalog and reserve materials over the internet. Once the Library staff has completed an online or telephone reserve request, a staff member will call you to schedule an appointment for curbside pickup.

To review all the new arrivals at the library, check out our gallery of new books for July and August.


New Adult Fiction:

New books availabe at the Ohio County Public Library

The Lies that Bind by Emily Giffin:
Grant disappears in the chaos of 9/11. Fearing the worst, Cecily spots his face on a missing-person poster and realizes she is not the only one searching for him. Her investigative reporting instincts kick into action as she vows to discover the truth. But the questions pile up fast: How well did she really know Grant? Did he ever really love her? And is it possible to love a man who wasn't who he seemed to be? A mesmerizing and emotionally resonant exploration of the never-ending search for love and truth—in our relationships, our careers, and deep within our own hearts.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- Reserve the ebook or audiobook through WVDeli

The Girl From the Widow Hills by Megan Miranda:
Arden Maynor was just a child when she was swept away while sleepwalking during a terrifying rainstorm and went missing for days. Strangers and friends, neighbors and rescue workers, set up search parties and held vigils, praying for her safe return. Against all odds, she was found, alive, clinging to a storm drain. The girl from Widow Hills was a living miracle. Arden's mother wrote a book. Fame followed. Fans and fan letters, creeps, and stalkers. And every year, the anniversary. It all became too much.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- Reserve the ebook or audiobook through WVDeli

Near Dark by Brad Thor:
The world's largest bounty has just been placed upon America's top spy. His only hope for survival is to outwit, outrun, and outlast his enemies long enough to get to the truth. Scot Harvath returns in the newest thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- Reserve the ebook or audiobook through WVDeli

The Comeback by Ella Berman:
At the height of her career and on the eve of her first Golden Globe nomination, teen star Grace Turner disappeared. Now, tentatively sober and surprisingly numb, Grace is back in Los Angeles after her year of self-imposed exile. The Comeback is a deep dive into the psyche of a young actress raised in the spotlight under the influence of a charming, manipulative film director and the moment when she decides his time is up.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- Reserve the ebook through WVDeli


New Romance:

New books available to reserve for curbisde pickup at the Ohio County Public Library

The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory:
Maddie and Theo have two things in common: 1. Alexa is their best friend; 2. They hate each other. With Alexa's wedding rapidly approaching, Maddie and Theo both share bridal party responsibilities that require more interaction with each other than they're comfortable with. Underneath the sharp barbs they toss at each other is a simmering attraction that won't fade.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- Download ebook or audiobook through WVDeli

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert:
Book 2 in the Brown Sisters series: Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown, and an occasional date to relieve all that career-driven stress. But romance? Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. Romantic partners are a distraction at best and a drain at worst. USA Today bestselling author Talia Hibbert returns with another charming romantic comedy about a young woman who agrees to fake date her friend after a video of him "rescuing" her from their office building goes viral...
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- View all Brown Sisters ebooks and audiobooks available through WVDeli

New books available to reserve for curbside pick-up at the Ohio County Public Library

Block Shot by Kennedy Ryan:
Book 2 in the Hoops series: An enemies-to-lovers second chance standalone romance set in the cutthroat world of sports management. Two successful career-driven people who have another chance at being together, but circumstances beyond their control are keeping them apart once again. They're two sharks in a fish tank...
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- View all Hoops series ebooks and audiobooks through WVDeli
- View all Hoops series audiobooks available through Hoopla (no waitlists ever)

Hook Shot by Kennedy Ryan:
Book 3 in the Hoops series: A deeply emotional standalone romance set in the worlds of professional basketball and high fashion. Divorced. Single dad. Traded to a losing squad. Cheated on, betrayed, exposed. My perfect life blew up in my face and I'm still picking up the pieces. The last thing I need is her.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- View all Hoops series ebooks and audiobooks through WVDeli
- View all Hoops series audiobooks available through Hoopla (no waitlists ever)

Grip by Kennedy Ryan:
Book 1 in the Grip series: Kennedy Ryan's contemporary romance novel tells the story of two people from very different backgrounds, who couldn't be more right for one another. Contains mature themes.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- View all Grip series audiobooks and Spanish language ebooks through WVDeli
- View all Grip series audiobooks available through Hoopla (no waitlists ever)

Still by Kennedy Ryan:
Book 2 in the Grip series: For Grip and Bristol, love started at the top of the world on a Ferris wheel under the stars. But when that love is tested, will they fly or fall? Emotion tells us how we feel, but life...life has a way of plunging us in boiling water, burning away our illusions, testing our faith, trying our convictions. Love floating is a butterfly, but love tested is an anchor.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- View all Grip series audiobooks and Spanish language ebooks through WVDeli
- View all Grip series audiobooks available through Hoopla (no waitlists ever)


New Large Print Fiction and Mystery

New books available to reserve for curbside pick-up at the Ohio County Public Library

The Poppy Wife by Caroline Scott:
In 1921, the survivors of the Great War are desperately trying to piece together the fragments of their broken lives. While many have been reunited with their loved ones, Edie's husband Francis has not come home. Francis is presumed to have been killed in action, but Edie believes he might still be alive. Artful and incredibly moving, The Poppy Wife tells the unforgettable story of the soldiers lost amid the chaos and ruins, and those who were desperate to find them.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the large print book through the Library's online catalog
- Reserve the regular print book through the Library's online catalog
- Download ebook or audiobook through WVDeli
- Download ebook through Hoopla (no waitlists ever)

Coconut Layer Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke:
Book 25 in the Hannah Swensen Mystery (with recipes) series: Bakery owner Hannah Swensen is leaving Lake Eden, MN to help a friend in sunny California. But an unexpected phone call swiftly brings her back to a cold Minnesota winter . . . and murder.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- Regular print book and audiobook on CD also available through the Library
- Download ebook through WVDeli
- View all Hannah Swensen series ebooks and audiobooks through WVDeli
- Download ebook through Hoopla (no waitlists ever)
- View all Hannah Swensen series ebooks available through Hoopla

Hit List by Stuart Woods:
Book 53 in the Stone Barrington series: When Stone Barrington finds his name on a hit list, he plans to lie low until the culprit is caught. But when this foe shows no signs of stopping until his deadly objective is realized in full, Stone is left with no choice but to face the problem head-on.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- Regular print book and audiobook on CD also available through the Library
- Download ebook or audiobook through WVDeli
- View all Stone Barrington series ebooks and audiobooks through WVDeli

Miss Julia Knows a Thing or Two by Ann B. Ross:
Book 22 in the Miss Julia series: Miss Julia has decided to stop meddling in other peoples' lives. But soon she is called on to help when Mildred's grandchild, whom she has never met, shows up unexpectedly. Miss Julia has experience dealing with children dropped on doorsteps, and sweeps in to lend a hand. But there's something just a bit strange about the child, and Miss Julia can't quite put her finger on what it is.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- Regular print book also available through the Library
- Download ebook through WVDeli
- View all Miss Julia series ebooks and audiobooks through WVDeli


New International Fiction:

New books available to reserve for curbside pick-up at the Ohio County Public Library

Everything Good Will Come by Sefi Atta:
With insight and a lyrical wisdom, Nigerian-born Sefi Atta has written a powerful and eloquent story set in her African homeland. It is 1971, a year after the Biafran War, and Nigeria is under military rule—though the politics of the state matter less than those of her home to Enitan Taiwo, an eleven-year-old girl tired of waiting for school to start. Will her mother, who has become deeply religious since the death of Enitan's brother, allow her friendship with the new girl next door, the brash and beautiful Sheri Bakare? This novel charts the fate of these two African girls; one who is prepared to manipulate the traditional system and one who attempts to defy it.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- Download ebook through Hoopla (no waitlists ever)

The Farm by Héctor Abad:
An intimate and transgressive novel that confirms Héctor Abad as one of the great writers of Latin American literature today. In The Farm, Abad illuminates the vicissitudes of a family and of a people, as well as of the voices of these three siblings, recounting their loves, fears, desires, and hopes, all against a dazzling backdrop. We enter their lives at the moment when they are about to lose the paradise on which they built their dreams and their reality.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog

Three Horses by Erri de Luca:
From Argentina to Italy, the intense, metaphysical and poetic story of a gardener in love, by Italy's most prominent writer. "A man's life lasts as long as three horses. You have already buried the first." Somewhere along the coastline of Italy, a man passes his days in solitude and silence, tending a garden and reading books of travel and adventure. Through these simple routines he seeks to quiet the painful memories of the past: a life on the run from Argentina's Dirty War; a young bride 'disappeared' by the military; a terrifying escape through the wilds of Patagonia.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog

The Encyclopedia of the Dead by Danilo Kis:
The most famous collection of short fiction by acclaimed Yugoslavian writer Danilo Kis. In these nine stories, Kis depicts human relationships, encounters, landscapes, and the multitude of details that make up a human life. Kis combines fiction and history in postmodern style, and in a postscript provides fascinating historical backgrounds and other notes for the reader that add interest and context.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog


New Non-Fiction:

New books available to reserve for curbside pick-up at the Ohio County Public Library

Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand:
When news of the budding romance between a beloved English prince and an American actress broke, it captured the world's attention and sparked an international media frenzy. But while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have continued to make headlines—from their engagement, wedding, and birth of their son Archie to their unprecedented decision to step back from their royal lives—few know the true story of Harry and Meghan.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- Reserve ebook through WVDeli

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson:
Book 25 in the Hannah Swensen Mystery (with recipes) series: Bakery owner Hannah Swensen is leaving Lake Eden, MN to help a friend in sunny California. But an unexpected phone call swiftly brings her back to a cold Minnesota winter . . . and murder.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- Reserve ebook or audiobook through WVDeli

The Grifter's Club: Trump, Mar-A-Lago, and the Selling of the Presidency by Sarah Blaskey, Nicholas Nehamas, Caitlin Ostroff & Jay Weaver:
The Grifter's Club is a breakthrough account of the impropriety, intrigue, and absurdity that has been on display in the place where the president is at his most relaxed. In these pages, a team of prizewinning Miami Herald journalists reveal the activities and motivations of the strange array of charlatans and tycoons who populate its halls. Some peddle influence, some seek inside information, and some just want to soak up the feeling of unfettered access to the world's most powerful leaders. The Grifter's Club takes you behind the velvet ropes of this exclusive club and into its bizarre world of extravagance and scandal.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog

Live Free or Die America (and the World) on the Brink by Sean Hannity:
Book 22 in the Miss Julia series: Miss Julia has decided to stop meddling in other peoples' lives. But soon she is called on to help when Mildred's grandchild, whom she has never met, shows up unexpectedly. Miss Julia has experience dealing with children dropped on doorsteps, and sweeps in to lend a hand. But there's something just a bit strange about the child, and Miss Julia can't quite put her finger on what it is.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog
- Reserve ebook or audiobook through WVDeli

New books available to reserve for curbside pick-up at the Ohio County Public Library

The Torture Letters: Reckoning with Police Violence by Laurence Ralph:
In The Torture Letters, Laurence Ralph chronicles the history of torture in Chicago, the burgeoning activist movement against police violence, and the American public's complicity in perpetuating torture at home and abroad. Engaging with a long tradition of epistolary meditations on racism in the United States, from James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time to Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me, Ralph offers in this book a collection of open letters written to protesters, victims, students, and others.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog

Showtime at the Apollo (Graphic Novel edition) by Ted Fox with illustration by James Otis Smith:
Since its inception as an African-American theater in 1934, the Apollo, and the thousands of entertainers who performed there, have led the way in the presentation of swing, bebop, rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, soul, funk and hip-hop-along with the latest in dance and comedy. Today, the Apollo enjoys an almost mythical status. With its breathtaking art, this graphic novel adaptation of Showtime at the Apollo brings to life the theater's legendary significance in music history, African American history, and to the culture of New York City.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the graphic novel adaptation through the Library's online catalog
- Reserve the original book through the Library's online catalog
- Download graphic novel adaptation ebook through Hoopla (no waitlists ever)

How to Listen to Jazz by Ted Gioia:
Jazz is the great American art form; its very essence is predicated on freedom and creativity. Its sound unequivocally calls forth narratives of past struggles and future dreams. Yet jazz can be as inscrutable as it is mesmerizing, especially to outsiders who don't know what to make of improvisation or unexpected shifts in melody or tempo. How does a casual listener learn to understand and appreciate the nuances between the unapologetic and innovative sounds of Louis Armstrong, the complexity of Coleman Hawkin's saxophone, and the exotic and alluring compositions of Duke Ellington? How does Thelonius Monk fit in alongside Benny Goodman and John Coltrane? Covering everything from the music's structure and history to the basic building blocks of improvisation, Gioia shows exactly what to listen for in a jazz performance.
- Call the Library at 304-233-0244 to reserve for curbside pickup
- Reserve the book through the Library's online catalog


To review all the new summer arrivals at the library, check out our gallery of new books for July and August.

As always, if you don't see anything above or there's a new book you'd like to check out that we don't have yet, you can always call us and make a request for a title. Our reference staff can also make suggestions for new books if you're looking for new authors and series to read. And remember, with your library card, you always have access to our digital collections where you can stream and download e-books, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, and more directly through your computer, smartphone, or tablet. If you need help getting started with WVDeli (for smartphones use the Libby app - iPhones: App Store | Android phones: Google Play), Hoopla (iPhones: App Store | Android phones: Google Play), or RBDigital (iPhones: App Store | Android phones: Google Play), call the Library and one of our staff members will walk you through the process.

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