AUBURN – The Auburn Public Library announces new books that have been added to the shelves.


“The Cat Who Talked Turkey” by Lillian Jackson Braun. When the body of a well-dressed man is found shot execution-style in a wooded area on his property, Jim Quilleran and his feline companions, Koko and Yum Yum, investigate.

“Murder List” by Julie Garwood. Attending a seminar as a favor to a reporter friend, Regan Madison takes part in an exercise in which guests identify those who have hurt them, but the exercise takes a lethal turn when those on her list begin turning up dead.

“Sacred Time” by Ursula Hegi. When his aunt and cousins move into his 1950s Bronx home after his uncle goes to jail again, young Anthony Amedeo struggles with sharing a room with his female cousins, resulting in an event that irrevocably changes the family.

“Double Tap” by Steve Martini. Defense attorney Paul Madriani takes on the case of Emiliano Ruiz, a career soldier on trial for the murders of a business woman and the head of a high-tech software company, crimes that could be tied to explosive government secrets.

“Crown Jewel: A Novel” by Fern Michaels. When he inherits the estate of his estranged brother, Ricky Lam decides to develop the resort his brother had planned on an island off the coast of South Carolina, where Ricky finds new love with his former sister-in-law.

“The Sight of the Stars” by Belva Plain. The son of an Irish immigrant mother and a Jewish peddler father, Adam Amring grows up in turn-of-the-century America determined to shape his own destiny by building what will later become one of the country’s great retail companies.


“The Georgetown Ladies’ Social Club: Power, Passion and Politics in the Nation’s Capital” by C. David Heymann. How the wives of Washington’s rich and powerful wield their own brand of influence by hosting the parties where the deals are made.

“Heart Full of Lies: A True Story of Desire and Death” by Ann Rule. The popular true-crime writer returns to ask: Did Liysa Cooper really shoot her husband in self-defense after years of domestic violence, or was it just a cold-blooded scheme to collect his insurance money?

“King James: Believe the Hype – the Lebron James Story” by Ryan Jones. The biography chronicles the childhood and high school career of the basketball prodigy who, at age 18 and in his rookie season, is already lighting it up in the NBA.

“Rumsfeld: A Personal Portrait” by Midge Decter. A longtime acquaintance paints an admiring profile of the Secretary of Defense who, after a stellar career in business and politics, was thrust into the national spotlight by the events of 9/11.

“Goat: A Memoir” by Brad Land. The unnerving story of a college student who endures brutal fraternity hazing – even after an earlier experience being abducted and beaten by strangers – evolves into a compelling meditation on the effects of violence.

“The Present: The Gift That Makes You Happy and Successful in Work and in Life” by Spencer Johnson. The author of the popular “Who Moved My Cheese?” returns with another parable, this one about how to achieve fulfillment by dwelling on the here and now.

Children’s books

“Uncle Remus: The Complete Tales,” as told by Julius Lester and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. The adventures of Brer Rabbit and his friends, who all live together in one crowded briarpatch. For kids ages 9 to 12.

“Big-Enough Anna” by Pam Flowers. This is the story of the littlest sled dog who accompanied the author on her 2,500 mile Arctic expedition. For kids in kindergarten through grade three. (APL is bringing Pam Flowers to Auburn in March to tell of her adventures. Watch the calendar for the date.)

“River Boy: The Story of Mark Twain” by William Anderson. The picture biography of Samuel Clemens shows how he built for his family a big house with a special chimney just for Santa Claus. For readers in grades three through five.

“Olive’s Ocean” by Kevin Henkes. Spending the summer with her beloved grandmother in a Cape Cod cottage, 12-year-old Martha reflects on the tragic death of her classmate. For readers ages 10 and older.

“Whistling” by Elizabeth Partridge and illustrated with hand-sewn quilts by Anna Grossnickle Hines. Jake and his daddy camp out overnight to whistle up the sun. For kids ages 4 and older.

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