AUBURN – The Auburn Public Library has announced new acquisitions for March.

Fiction

“The Seventh Beggar,” Pearl Abraham. In a novel interwoven with translations of Yiddish tales, a modern-day young man becomes obsessed with the life and teachings of the legendary 19th-century Chasidic master, Nachman of Bratslava.

“The Bay at Midnight,” Diane Chamberlain. Still haunted by the murder of her sister 17 years earlier, Julie Bauer must confront the pain of the past when a mysterious phone call sheds new light on the events of that terrifying night.

“The Center of Winter,” Marya Hornbacher. In the aftermath of her husband’s devastating suicide, Claire Schiller moves with their two young children into the home of her in-laws during an oppressive Minnesota winter and shares unexpected moments of comfort, healing and humor.

“Blood Money,” Greg Iles. Experiencing panic attacks and blackouts at murder scenes, forensic expert Cat Ferry is suspended from her task force and returns to her Mississippi hometown, where she uncovers disturbing information about her father’s murder.

“Impossible,” Danielle Steel. Brought together by their mutual interest in art, a widowed art gallery owner and an impulsive young artist nine years her junior find new meaning in their lives through their growing relationship with each other.

Nonfiction

“Disney War,” James B. Stewart. Michael Eisner, Roy Disney, Michael Ovitz, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steve Jobs are some of the key combatants in this account of how one of America’s most iconic companies became mired in corporate infighting.

“Home Fires Burning: Married to the Military – For Better or Worse,” Karen Houppert. A former Air Force brat skillfully explores the many challenge facing the families of those deployed overseas in long military engagements.

“Honeymoon with My Brother: A Memoir,” Frank Wisner. What would you do if you had your life planned out with the fiance of your dreams and she left you at the altar? The author went on the honeymoon anyway and ended up traveling around the world.

“Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art,” Gene Wilder. The popular film star describes in funny and moving detail lessons he’s learned while making many now-classic film comedies and as the husband of the late comedienne Gilda Radner.

“Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood,”Koren Zailckas. After a decade of habitual drunkenness, blackouts and some chilling encounters with date rape and suicide, the author, now 24 and sober, provides a personal account of the toll exacted on teen girls and young women who abuse alcohol.

“Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big,” Jose Canseco. No one’s calling it great literature, but this tell-all memoir by the former slugger breaks the code of silence on a topic – illegal steroid use – most athletes still refuse to acknowledge.

Children’s

“Love and Roast Chicken: A Trickster Tale from the Andes Mountains,” Barbara Knutson. The author of the multicultural picturebook spins words native to South America into the story of how Cuy the guinea pig outwits Tio Antonio the fox. For children in kindergarten through grade four.

“Snowboard Twist,” Jean Craighead George. Young outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy this adventure story of Axel and his father, Dag, whose snowboarding trip to the Tetons takes a dangerous turn when they have a close encounter with an avalanche. For children in grades one through four.

“Scholastic Dinosaurs A to Z: The Ultimate Dinosaur Encyclopedia,” Don Lessem. Listed by Booklist as one of 20 Best Bets for Student Researchers, the book presents concise but fact-filled entries on more than 700 dinosaurs. For children in grades three through six.

“Worth,” A. LaFaye. Fans of the Orphan Train series will want to read the story about a Nebraska farm boy whose leg is crushed in an accident and the city boy from New York who is plucked off an orphan train to help take up the slack. For children grades three through seven.

“The Train of States,” Peter Sis. Using colorful circus wagons as a motif, Sis highlights interesting facts about each state, such as its date of admission to the nation, its capital, the animals who inhabit its borders and its official symbol and flag. For children in grades two through four.


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