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New Adult Books — October 2022

Visit the library to grab these new fiction and nonfiction releases before someone else does! If you see something that interests you, give us a call or visit the catalog to put one on hold.


THE HIGH NOTES by Danielle Steel

Iris Cooper has been singing ever since she can remember, hitting the high notes like no one else. When she is twelve, her father convinces the owner of a bar in Lake City, Texas, to let her perform, and she stuns the audience. In the ensuing years, never staying anywhere for long, father and daughter move from one dusty town to the next, her passion for music growing every time she takes the mike in another roadhouse.

But it is not an easy life for Iris with her father in charge and using her income to pay for gambling, women, and booze. When she starts to tour at age eighteen, she takes on a real manager. Yet he exploits her too, and the singers and musicians she tours with are really the only family she has. It is they who give Iris the courage to finally fly free, leave the tour, and follow her dreams.

After years of enduring the hardships of the road, exploitation, and abuse, to do what she loves, her big chance comes as her talent soars. But at the top at last, Iris still has to fight every step of the way.

Fiction, Romance


IF I SURVIVE YOU by Jonathan Escoffery

In the 1970s, Topper and Sanya flee to Miami as political violence consumes their native Kingston. But America, as the couple and their two children learn, is far from the promised land. Excluded from society as Black immigrants, the family pushes on through Hurricane Andrew and later the 2008 recession, living in a house so cursed that the pet fish launches itself out of its own tank rather than stay. But even as things fall apart, the family remains motivated, often to its own detriment, by what their younger son, Trelawny, calls “the exquisite, racking compulsion to survive.”

Masterfully constructed with heart and humor, the linked stories in Jonathan Escoffery’s If I Survive You center on Trelawny as he struggles to carve out a place for himself amid financial disaster, racism, and flat-out bad luck. After a fight with Topper–himself reckoning with his failures as a parent and his longing for Jamaica–Trelawny claws his way out of homelessness through a series of odd, often hilarious jobs. Meanwhile, his brother, Delano, attempts a disastrous cash grab to get his kids back, and his cousin, Cukie, looks for a father who doesn’t want to be found. As each character searches for a foothold, they never forget the profound danger of climbing without a safety net.

Fiction, Short Stories


KETO DIABETIC COOKBOOK AND MEAL PLAN by Jennifer Allen

The low-carb ketogenic diet comes with tons of health benefits—and with a little tweaking, it’s the perfect option for people with type 2 diabetes. This cookbook and meal plan cracks the code, making it easy to prepare keto meals that help keep your heart healthy and your blood sugar under control.

Everything you need to know—Learn what makes this diet so effective with a clear and detailed introduction to managing diabetes through eating keto.

One step at a time—Make the transition seamless with a meal plan that explains exactly what to eat for the first 4 weeks.

Meals you’ll look forward to—Feed the whole family with tasty recipes that are simple enough for any home cook to prepare, like Blueberry Muffins and Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya.

Nonfiction, Cooking & Food


SOMETHING IN THE HEIR by Suzanne Enoch

Emmeline and William Pershing have enjoyed a perfectly convenient marriage for eight years. Their relationship is a seamless blend of their talents and goals. They’ve settled into separate, well-ordered lives beneath the same roof, and are content to stay that way—or so Emmeline thinks. And if William has secretly longed for a bit more from the woman he adores, he’s managed to be content with her supreme skills as a hostess and planner, which has helped him advance his career.

Then when Emmeline’s grandfather, the reclusive Duke of Welshire, summons them both for his birthday celebration and demands they bring their two little angelic children, William is stunned to discover that his very proper wife invented not one, but two heirs to fulfill the agreement for living at Winnover. But surely if Emmeline and William team up and borrow two cherubs to call their own, what could go wrong? Enter George, age 8, and Rose, 5—the two most unruly orphans in Britain.

As the insanity unfolds, their careful, professional arrangement takes some surprisingly intimate turns as well. Perhaps it takes a bit of madness to create the perfect happily ever after.

Fiction, Romance


GENTLY HAUNTED by Corrine Kenner

Unlike a typical collection of ghost stories, Gently Haunted recounts uplifting and inspiring spiritual encounters. You’ll learn about paranormal entities from a Florida antique shop and the surrounding area, including Haunted Charlie, the doll who serves as the shop’s guardian, and the phantoms of James and Lucinda DeWalt, the first people to live in the building. Whether they are attracted to the century-old bungalow or the collectables sold within it, these specters interact with the living to show us life’s joys.

In addition to hopeful stories and nearly a hundred photos, Corrine Kenner provides numerous tips for using psychometry, pendulums, dowsing rods, and tarot cards to help you reach out to friendly shadows of the past. Her experiences with objects that appear out of nowhere, move on their own, and radiate psychic energy reassure us that we can still connect to loved ones on the other side.

Nonfiction, Science


 

BASEBALL MEMORIES AND DREAMS: REFLECTIONS ON THE NATIONAL PASTIME FROM THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME

This compendium of baseball writing covers it all—recollections of Hall of Famers and narratives from top baseball writers; stories on the rich iconography and history of the game across the full diversity of players, teams, and leagues; and reflections on the way America’s pastime has shaped our culture. Selected from the Baseball Hall of Fame’s member magazine, Baseball Memories & Dreams brings to life the best of baseball.

More than just a baseball history book. Revel in America’s pastime and explore baseball history in articles written by notable sports writers, Hall of Famers, media personalities, and the Hall’s own expert historians. Baseball Memories & Dreams showcases the best of baseball facts, baseball biographies, and baseball media personalities into a robust catalogue of known and unknown information.

Get the inside scoop into the lives of baseball giants like Johnny Bench, Peter Gammons, John Grisham, Tim Kurkjian, Ichiro Suzuki, Joe Torre, and more. From their stories, gain insight into each individual life to see just what trials and hardships made these men into the best baseball players in history. With Baseball Memories & Dreams in hand, you’ll see America’s pastime in a new light.

Nonfiction, Sports


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