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


“Dream When You’re Feeling Blue,” Elizabeth Berg. Set in Chicago during World War II, Berg’s latest examines life on the home front as three Irish Catholic sisters cope with war-time romance, family sacrifice and the changing roles of women in society.

“Bad Luck and Trouble,” Lee Child. After a former colleague in the army’s special investigation unit is dumped 3,000 feet from a helicopter over the California desert, Jack Reacher and other members of the unit band together again to solve the crime.

“The Overlook,” Michael Connelly. In his 13th Harry Bosch novel, Bosch, investigating the murder of a physicist on a Mulholland Drive pull-off, butts heads with an FBI team led by his former flame, Rachel Walling.

“The Good Guy,” Dean Koontz. Timothy Carrier, an unassuming stone mason quietly having a beer in a California bar, is plunged into a game of cat-and-mouse, with lives hanging in the balance when he meets a stranger who mistakes him for a hit man.

“6th Target,” James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. The sixth entry in the Women’s Murder Club series finds Lindsay Boxer and her new partner working to solve a series of kidnappings as one member of the club clings to life after a vicious attack.


“The Diana Chronicles,” Tina Brown. Sterling connections and a few years of hindsight allow the former Tattler and Vanity Fair editor to bring new perspective to a celebrity life that started like a fairy tale but ended in tragedy.

“A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton,” Carl Bernstein. Bernstein uses his skills as an investigative reporter to explore the contradictions of a polarizing figure poised to make history on the national stage.

“God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything,” Christopher Hitchens. In the wake of Richard Dawkins’ “The God Delusion,” he catalogs his own list of grievances against belief in a higher power.

“The Reagan Diaries,” Ronald Reagan. To the surprise of many, President Reagan was a prolific writer. After a collection of personal letters published last year comes this collection of excerpts from his daily diary.

“Taj Mahal: Passion and Genius at the Heart of the Moghul Empire,” Diana Preston. This “biography” of a world architectural treasure explains how its fabled creation sprang from the cross-currents of violent history and passionate family drama.

“Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism, and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind,” Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer. With all the anecdotal evidence about ESP, could the scientific community be missing something? Mayer seeks to find out.

Children’s books

“A Second is a Hiccup,” Hazel Hutchins. How long is a second? A minute? A year? Hutchins’ child-friendly explanation of time will help 5- and 6-year-olds understand these concepts.

“My Grandma/Mi Abuelita,” escrito por Ginger Foglesong Guy. In this picture book in two languages, only a few words are needed to convey the excitement of a trip to grandmother’s house in the country. For preschoolers.

“Bubbles, Rainbows and Worms: Science Experiments for Preschool Children,” Sam Ed Brown. Young children are fascinated by the world around them. Here fun but simple projects explore the properties of water, magnets, bubbles and gravity.

“The Talented Clementine,” Sara Pennypacker. A spunky third-grader finds herself in need of a talent for the school’s upcoming talent show. For readers in grades two to five.

“Henry’s Freedom Box,” Ellen Levine. This is the true story of Henry “Box” Brown, who in 1849 mailed himself to Philadelphia to escape the bonds of slavery. For readers in grades two to five.