New books available at the Havre-Hill County Library
Last updated 1/26/2021 at 8:31am
Havre-Hill County Library Staff
While our stacks are currently closed to the public, you can still check out books. Here are some of our newest titles.
Thrillers and suspense novels are a great way to liven up a long winter. Here are some of our newest:
“White Ivy” by Susie Yang. Ivy Lin grows up learning to lie and steal from her grandmother, allowing her to accumulate the trappings of a suburban teen — and, more importantly, attracting the attention of Gideon Speyer, the golden boy of a wealthy political family. Ivy’s mother discovers what her daughter has been up to, however, and Ivy is swiftly sent to China. Years later Ivy returns to Boston and is reunited with Gideon. What starts as a young woman’s crush on a privileged former classmate, becomes a story of love, lies, and dark obsession. This thriller offers stark insights into the immigrant experience, as it hurtles to its electrifying ending.
“Wrong Alibi” by Christina Dodd. This romantic thriller by the New York Times bestselling author will have you reading into the night — and keeping the lights on. Evalyn Jones is wrongly convicted for a brutal double homicide, and faces life in prison … fate sends her on the run. Scarred and in hiding, the fugitive becomes the hunter in this edgy, twisty tale. Bent on justice and intent on recovering her life, Evalyn searches for the killer who slaughters without remorse.
“Under the Alaskan Ice” by Karen Harper. After Megan Metzler and her young son witness a small airplane crash, similar to the one that killed her pilot husband three years earlier, it soon becomes evident that the downed plane was no accident. Megan assists Commander Bryce Saylor as he investigates the crash, even as it brings up painful memories … and an unexpected attraction.
“All the Colors of the Night” by Jayne Ann Krentz. Two psychics, North Chastain and Sierra Raines, work together to track down a dangerous relic that North believes caused his father’s coma-like state — and may be his only hope of being saved. North and Sierra plunge into a dark world of deadly secrets in this paranormal novel of suspense.
“No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality” by Michael J. Fox. The famous actor shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality. Thoughtful and moving, with Fox’s trademark sense of humor throughout.
“Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” by Emmanuel Acho. A timely primer on race and racism, this book takes on all the questions, large and small, insensitive and taboo, many white Americans are afraid to ask — yet which all Americans need the answers to. Acho provides a space of compassion and understanding, asking only for the reader’s curiosity.
“Grounded: A Senator’s Lessons on Winning Back Rural America” by Jon Tester. A heartfelt and inspiring memoir from Montana’s three-term Democratic senator.
New Young Adult Books
The fourth book in Sabaa Tahir’s fantasy series is here. A wildly popular YA series for teens and adults alike. Readers follow Laia and Elias in a brutal world inspired by ancient Rome. While one is a slave and the other a soldier, neither are free. If you’re just starting, check out “Ember in the Ashes”; for those continuing, “A Sky Beyond the Storm” is out now.
“The Truth Project” by Dante Medema, is a heart-wrenching contemporary that explores the meaning of family. At age 17, Cordelia makes a difficult discovery that threatens to shatter her world. The method of storytelling makes this family drama unique; using texts, emails and poems, the author allows readers to experience being Cordelia.
Magicians face-off in a city shrouded in ice and destruction. Sounds intriguing right? In “Where Dreams Descend” by Janella Angeles, the world is ripe with magic, darkness and ... romance? Who has what it takes to be headliner at the Conquering Circus?
New Children’s Books
“Eric” written and illustrated by Shaun Tan. A picture book about a foreign exchange student who has some interesting habits. A story that opens a window into the small mysteries of everyday life and leaves an impression you’ll never forget.
“Skunk and Badger” by Amy Timberlake, illustrated by Jon Klassen. A chapter book. Skunk plows into Badger’s life, and everything is upended. Rocket Potatoes are left on corners. Tails are flipped. The wrong animal is sprayed. And why-oh-why are there so many chickens?
“Folding Tech: Using Origami and Nature to Revolutionize Technology” by Karen Latchana Kenney. A nonfiction book. From nanobots that deliver medications inside the body to a space telescope lens that packs tightly onto a rocket and unfolds to the size of a soccer field, this new field of science is full of possibilities. Explore the connections between art, mathematics and nature!
These books and many more are available at the Havre-Hill County Library. Call us at 265-2123, email us at [email protected], or reach out to us on Facebook, and we can make recommendations for your next read. You can also browse our entire catalog at http://www.havrehilllibrary.org . Contactless pickup is available. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. And don’t forget to check out http://montanalibrary2go.org for our digital collections of audiobooks and e-books.