Auburn library adds books

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AUBURN – New books have been acquired at the Auburn Public Library as follows:

Fiction

“Lean Mean Thirteen,” Janet Evanovich. In the 13th novel featuring bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, no sooner does Plum run into her no-good lawyer ex-husband than he promptly disappears, leaving bullet holes, blood stains and Plum as the main suspect.

“Up Close and Dangerous: A Novel,” Linda Howard. Bearing the enmity of her adult stepchildren over her late husband’s will, Bailey Wingate finds herself alone, with only her pilot, deep in the wilderness after a plane crash that may not have been accidental.

“The Quickie,” James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. After catching her husband leaving a hotel with another woman, New York cop Lauren Stillwell decides to take revenge. But when her plan goes awry, it’s her own life she finds spinning out of control.

“High Noon,” Nora Roberts. Called in to talk down a potential suicide at a local sports bar, hostage negotiator Phoebe Macnamara catches the attention of the owner, but their ensuing romance is threatened by complications that take a sinister turn.

“The Secret Servant,” Daniel Silva. In this follow-up to “The Messenger,” Israeli Intelligence agent Gabriel Allon, sent to Amsterdam to investigate the death of a fellow agent, uncovers a plot by Islamic extremists to kidnap the daughter of a U.S. ambassador.

Nonfiction

“Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America,” Eric Jay Dolin. Equal parts adventure, industry and tragedy, the history of a heroic age that still looms large in seafaring culture and heritage gets its due treatment in this book.

“The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal,” Jonathan Mooney. As a child with ADHD, the author had to ride “the short bus” to school each day. Now, years later, he drives one on a cross-country trip to explore what it means to be “different.”

“Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10,” Marcus Luttrell. Sent to kill a Taliban leader in a remote mountain region of Afghanistan, an elite commando unit’s only survivor recounts how their mission went wrong.

“It’s Not About the Truth: The Untold Story of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case and the Lives It Shattered,” Don Yaeger. When sons of power and privilege are indicted and kicked out of school for a crime they didn’t commit, are the accusers the only ones to blame?

“The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable,” Nassim Nicholas Taleb. In the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell’s “The Tipping Point,” Taleb explores how random events can have a more profound influence on our lives than we sometimes like to admit.

“Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich,” Robert Frank. Every economic era seems to have its new rich. This book explores the foibles that separate today’s new rich from those of eras gone by.

Children’s

“Fox,” Kate Banks. Brushy, colorful illustrations by George Hallensleben pair perfectly with Banks’ story about the life of a young fox, from birth and time with mother to growth and independence. For kids in preschool through first grade.

“Geronimo Stilton: The Wild, Wild West,” Geronimo Stilton. In the latest entry in a series much-requested by APL patrons, the madcap adventures of a globe-trotting news mouse take him to the American west. For kids in grades two to four.

“Now We Are Six (Original Edition),” A.A. Milne. It’s not new, but this classic volume featuring Pooh and the denizens of Hundred Acre Wood is still a great choice to read aloud to a special young child. For kids in preschool through first grade.

“Jack Plank Tells Tales,” Natalie Babbitt. When Jack, a down-on-his-luck pirate, loses his job, plucky Nina, the 11-year-old daughter of his boarding house, shows him how to turn things around. A good read-aloud for kids in grades two to six.

“One Well,” Rochelle Strauss. This book explains for children why water must be protected. For kids in grades three to five.

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