AUBURN — The Auburn Public Library has listed new acquisitions for June.

Fiction

“61 Hours: A Reacher Novel,” Lee Child. The 14th novel featuring ex-military cop Jack Reacher finds him stranded in tiny Boulton, S.D., where inept local cops enlist him to close a methamphetamine lab run by a ruthless Mexican drug cartel.

“The Burning Wire,” Jefferey Deaver. Quadriplegic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme returns on the trail of a killer who has all but brought New York City to a standstill. His gruesome MO is electricity used in great arcs to melt metal and sear his victims.

“Beautiful Maria of My Soul,” Oscar Hijuelos. The author of “The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love” reveals the life of the Maria of that story as she comes of age as the love interest of two very different men in tumultuous mid-century Cuba.

“Innocent,” Scott Turow. In this sequel to “Presumed Innocent,” it’s been 22 years since his mistress was murdered, and Rusty Sabich, now an Illinois appellate judge, is once again suspected of murdering a woman: this time, his wife.

Additional new fiction titles this month include books by Robert B. Parker, Charlaine Harris, Roddy Doyle, Douglas Preston, Laurie King and Nelson DeMille.

Nonfiction

“Spoken from the Heart,” Laura Bush. With candor and grace, the former first lady describes her early life in West Texas, more recent life at the White House, and how, at age 30, “the old maid of Midland” married the town’s most eligible bachelor.

“War,” Sebastian Junger. After spending 14 month in Afghanistan with a platoon of the 173rd Airborne brigade, the author of “The Perfect Storm” reports on the make-up of today’s combat soldier and the horrors and thrills they face in the field.

“The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Bighorn,” Nathaniel Philbrick. The author applies his considerable narrative skills to place the events of this legendary battle into new context and help sort reality from enshrouding myths.

“Sh*t My Dad Says,” Justin Halpern. A 28-year-old gets dumped by his girlfriend, moves in with his 73-year-old dad, and begins posting to Twitter the endless stream of hilarious, obscenity-laden pearls of wisdom his father dutifully dispenses.

Teens

“Troubadour,” Mary Hoffman. In 13th-century France, crusaders are destroying anything in their path, and young noblewoman Elinor finds herself drawn to a troubadour who travels from castle to castle risking his life to secretly spread word of the dangers.

“Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series,” John Feinstein. Two teenage sportswriters are thrilled at the chance to cover a World Series game, but when they uncover a mysterious story about a popular pitcher, they come under pressure not to reveal it.

“Wish,” Alexandra Bullen. Olivia’s twin sister has died and she and her family have just moved to a new town. When she brings her sister’s torn dress to a local seamstress to mend, she discovers the dress has magical powers. Can it make her sister return?

“Ash,” Malinda Lo. In this retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale featuring fantasy elements and a GLBTQ twist, a young girl named Ash is pursued by a charming young prince, but she only has eyes for Kaisa, the King’s dashing huntress.

Children

“All the Broken Pieces: A Novel in Verse,” Ann E. Burg. Airlifted from Vietnam at the end of the war and adopted by a loving American family, Matt Pin is haunted by what he left behind, even as he bonds with his new family and becomes a star pitcher at school. Best for kids in grades five and up.

“Captain Nobody,” Dean Pitchford. Ten-year-old Newt Newton feels invisible in the shadow of his popular older brother. But then a tragic accident and the approach of Halloween spur the emergence of a new alter-ego: Captain Nobody. Best for kids in grades three to six.

“What If?” Laura Vaccaro Seeger. The picture book celebrates a day at the beach with friends. Bright, colorful illustrations add to the magic of a summer day. While written for kids in first grade or younger, anyone may enjoy this book.

“Sally’s Great Balloon Adventure,” Stephen Huneck. Beautiful panoramic scenes and Sally’s trademark witty thoughts enliven the loyal black labrador retriever’s latest adventure, this time on an accidental ride through the open skies. Best for kids in preschool through grade three.


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