Auburn library adds new books

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AUBURN – Some of the new acquisitions for February at the Auburn Public Library have been announced.

Fiction

“Deep Storm,” Lincoln Child. In this science fiction thriller, Navy physician Peter Crane investigates the appearance of a deadly new disease attacking workers at an ancient underwater site reputed to hold the key to the lost city of Atlantis.

“Dust: A Richard Jury Mystery,” Martha Grimes. Superintendent Jury is called to a seedy London hotel to investigate the murder of a wealthy banker, where he uncovers shady connections to World War II code breakers and the novelist Henry James.

“The Killing Moon,” Chuck Hogan. When prodigal son Don Maddox returns to his dying home town to attend his mother’s funeral, his decision to stay brings him into fateful contact with long-buried secrets and the corrupt local police force.

“Trouble,” Jesse Kellerman. On his way to work one morning, medical resident Jonah Stem bravely intervenes to save a young woman from a vicious assailant. But when he tries to break off the affair that ensues, he finds himself the target of a relentless stalker.

“The Castle in the Forest,” Norman Mailer. In his first novel in over a decade, Mailer explores the nature of evil by recounting the story of Adolph Hitler’s formative early years through the fictional voice of Dieter, one of Satan’s demonic henchman.

Nonfiction

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“Jim Cramer’s Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich,” James J. Cramer. Watch TV, get rich? Okay, be skeptical. But know too that Cramer has legions of fans who swear that behind his crazy TV persona is a guy who knows what he’s talking about.

“About Alice,” Calvin Trillin. Longtime readers of the New Yorker staff writer know his wife as a recurring character in his writings. In this slim volume, he expands upon a recent essay to provide a clear but loving portrait of the real Alice, who died in 2001.

“The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America,” Jeffrey Rosen. A legal affairs editor explores the inner workings of the Supreme Court through the conflicts and machinations of rival justices in history.

“American Bloomsbury,” Susan Cheever. Cheever explores how the relationships of a coterie of mid-19th century authors who lived in the same neighborhood in Concord, Mass., helped shape the course of American literature.

“Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy,” Ian W. Toll. In his stirring first book, the author portrays how the fledgling U.S. Navy managed, against all odds, to defend the sovereignty of the young Republic from a host of colorful threats.

“Skydog: The Duane Allman Story,” Randy Poe and Billy Gibbons. The influential short life of the legendary guitarist and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band is recounted in this new biography.

Children’s books

“Keeper of Soles,” Teresa Bateman. In this whimsically illustrated fantasy, the Grim Reaper pays a visit to a fast-thinking village cobbler. How many times can the Reaper be dissuaded? Read and find out. For kids in kindergarten through grade four.

“Dear Mr. Rosenwald,” Carole Boston Weatherford. This picture book tells the story of how, from 1917 to 1932, the president of Sears and Roebuck helped hard-working African American sharecroppers in the rural South build 5,000 new schools. For readers in grades one and two.

“The Green Glass Sea,” Ellen Klages. In 1943, when 11-year-old Dewey heads for the lonely desert community of Los Alamos, N.M., to live with her scientist father, little does she know she’s about to become a witness to history. For readers in grades four to six.

“Bread and Roses, Too,” Katherine Patterson. In 1912, when a bitter strike breaks out in the Lawrence, Mass., mill where her parents work, Rosa Serrutis is sent by her family to stay with friends in the safe but unfamiliar town of Barre, Vt. For readers in grades five to eight.

“The Buffalo and the Indians: A Shared Destiny,” Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, photographs by William Munoz. The award-winning duo shows how the Native Americans of the Great Plains respected and revered the animal upon which they depended for survival: the American bison. For readers in grades four to eight.

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