AUBURN — The Auburn Public Library has listed the following acquisitions for September.


“Wicked Appetite,” by Janet Evanovich. In the debut of a new series that features Diesel from the Stephanie Plum books and takes the seven deadly sins as its theme, pastry chef Lizzie Tucker finds herself ensnared in a dangerous race to find contraband artifacts.

“In the Company of Others,” by Jan Karon. In the second installment of Karon’s new Father Tim series, the retired Episcopal priest and his wife Cynthia travel to Ireland to do genealogical research, but discover some family secrets they weren’t expecting.

“Body Work,” by Sara Paretsky. The strong outing featuring private eye V. I. Warshawski finds the Chicago detective working to clear an Iraq War veteran after a violent outburst at a trendy club marks him as a suspect for murder.

“Safe Haven,” by Nicholas Sparks. New to her small North Carolina town, Katie tries to resist forming close ties, but her growing attachment to her feisty neighbor and a gentle widower strengthen her resolve to stop running from her terrifying past.

Additional new fiction titles this month include books by John Sandford, Nicholas Evans, Ken Follett, Jonathan Franzen, Rita Mae Brown and Catherine Coulter.


“Sliding Into Home,” by Kendra Wilkinson. Fans of The Girls Next Door will enjoy Wilkinson’s candid account of her early years, her life behind the scenes at the Playboy mansion and how she met her new husband, NFL player Hank Baskett.

“The Obama Diaries,” by Laura Ingraham. In this spoof of Obama administration foibles, Ingraham purports to relay the contents of “secret diary” entries written by the president and his team.

“Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History,” by S. C. Gwynne. How a brilliant chief helped his fierce band of roving hunters and warriors adapt to the settlement era.

“Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography,” by Andrew Morton. Morton examines the private life of an actress whose public image – feuds with her famous father, puzzling romances and family life, tireless work as a humanitarian – is rife with contradictions.


“The Line,” by Teri Hall. Since the end of the War in which her father disappeared, Rachel has lived on the Property. She is forbidden to cross the Line that separates her country from Away, but one day she receives a mysterious call for help from beyond.

“Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising,” by Jason Henderson. Alex has always had “instincts” about the supernatural, but when his parents send him to Glenarvon Academy, he learns why: he is descended from the world’s most famous clan of vampire hunters.

“Daniel X: Demons and Druids,” by James Patterson and Adam Sadler. Daniel X is determined to rid the planet of every intergalactic criminal. But when he encounters Phosphorius Beta, he finds the only way to defeat him is to resort to time travel.

“Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith,” by Deborah Heiligman. The biography of the man who sparked a firestorm of controversy when he introduced natural selection to the world portrays the influence of his wife and marriage upon his work.


“Clementine, Friend of the Week,” by Sara Pennypacker. Get ready for another adventure when Clementine is chosen to be “Friend of the Week.” For kids in grades one to four.

“Does It Really Take Seven Years to Digest Swallowed Gum? And Other Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask,” by Sandy Donovan. The book will help young readers distinguish fact from fiction by exploring this and other questions. For kids in grades two to six.

“First Grade Jitters,” by Robert Quackenbush. This updated version of a classic 1982 story about a young boy anxious about starting first grade will reassure any child with similar fears about what to expect. For kids in preschool and kindergarten.

“Crispin: The End of Time,” by Avi. This final installment in the trilogy finds Crispin, alone and near starvation, falling in with a troupe of traveling musicians who are not what they claim to be. The novel set in medieval France is a page-turner from start to finish. For kids in grades four to six.

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