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New Additions to the Peterborough Library Book Collection

Dante's FacesScores of new books have been added to the Library in the past month, so there are many choices for upcoming winter reading by the fire or the wood stove.

Poetry, mystery, and memoir are among the dozens of new adult book options. A particularly intriguing acquisition is Faces from Dante’s Inferno. With the subtitle of “Who they are, what they say, and what it all means,” this book introduces readers to 50 frightening and fascinating faces from Dante’s hell.

GirlWhoSoaredOverFairylandAmong the new young people’s items is The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two, the third in Catherynne Valente’s Fairyland series. This beautiful book is illustrated by Ana Juan, a Spanish artist whose eclectic work has included a Joe Cocker album jacket, a poster for the Tokyo Film Festival, and contributions to a number of international magazines as well as the New Yorker.

Following is a list of the latest additions, or stop by the Library to browse the New Items shelves. Don’t forget you can check the Library’s online catalog from your home computer to see if we have a copy of something you’re looking for. And you can also ask us to order a book for you via InterLibrary Loan (ILL) if we don’t happen to have it on hand. Plenty of options for the avid reader.

Big AppetiteiAdult Books  

  • Best American Short Stories 2013
  • Big Appetites: Tiny People in a World of Food, by Christopher Boffoli (What pictures! What captions!)
  • Bird Homes and Habitats, by Bill Thompson
  • Bleeding Edge, by Thomas Pynchon
  • Boon Island: a True Story of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Cannibalism, by Andrew Vietze
  • Bridget Jones, Mad About the Boy, by Helen Fielding
  • Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War, by Max HastingsIceColdHeaven
  • Countrymen, by Bo Lidegaard
  • Crooked Numbers: a Raymond Donne Mystery, by Tim O’Mara
  • Dark Times in the City, by Gene Kerrigan
  • Dog Songs: 35 Dog Songs and One Essay, by Mary Oliver (nature poet who spoke at the Peterborough Library once)
  • The Elixir of Immortality, by Gabi Gleichmann
  • The Explanation for Everything, by Lauren Grodstein
  • Faces from Dante’s Inferno, by Peter Celano (gives background to characters from the Inferno)
  • Facts and Fancies: Essays Written Mostly for Fun, by Paul Taylor
  • TwoHotelsFrancfortsThe Forbidden Kingdom, by Jan Slauerhoff
  • Gone, by James Patterson
  • A Guide for the Perplexed, by Dara Horn
  • Henry’s Hand, by Ross MacDonald
  • The Hired Man, by Aminatta Forna
  • The Ice-Cold Heaven, by Miko Bonne’
  • An Impenetrable Screen of Purest Sky, by Dan Beachy-Quick
  • Jacob’s Oath, by Martin Fletcher
  • King’s Mountain: a Ballad Novel, by Sharyn McCrumb
  • The Last Monk of Tibhirine: a True Story of Martyrdom, Faith, and Survival, by Freddy Derwahl
  • A Letter to my Dog: Notes to Our Best Friends, compiled by Robin LaytonLast Monk
  • Levels of Life, by Julian Barnes (autobiographical)
  • Longbourn, by Jo Baker
  • The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Mud Season, by Ellen Stimson (autobiographical)
  • The New Middle East: the World After the Arab Spring, by Paul Danaher
  • The Next Harvest: Vineyards & Wineries of New England, by Christopher Obert
  • The October List: a Novel in Reverse with Photographs by the Author, by Jeffery Deaver
  • The Peerless Four, by Victoria Patterson
  • The Pure Gold Baby, by Margaret Drabble
  • Quiet Dell, by Jayne Anne Phillips
  • The Reason for my Hope: Salvation, by Billy Graham
  • Red Holler: Contemporary Appalachian LiteratureMud Season
  • Robert B. Parker’s Damned If You Do: a Jesse Stone Novel, by Michael Brandman
  • The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion
  • The Signature of All Things, by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Silence: a Christian History, by Diarmaid MacCulloch
  • Slow Reading in a Hurried Age, by David Mikics
  • Southern Fried, by James Villas
  • Stay, Illusion: Poems, by Lucie Brock-Broido
  • Stealing Sugar from the Castle: Selected Poems, 1950-2013, by Robert Bly
  • Still Writing: the Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life, by Dani Shapiro
  • Swarm, by Lauren Carter
  • The Collected Stories of T. Coraghessan Boyle, Volume 2
  • Thank God for Evolution, by Michael Dowd
  • Three Can Keep a Secret: a Joe Gunther Novel, by Archer MayorWolves of Midwinter
  • Trances of the Blast, by Mary Ruefle (poetry)
  • The Two Hotel Francforts, by David Leavitt
  • What Shall I Cry? Poems, by Becky Sakellariou (local author)
  • The Wolves of Midwinter, by Anne Rice
  • Women in Bed, by Jessica Keener
  • Would You Kill the Fat Man? : the Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us About Right and Wrong, by David Edmonds
  • You Can Tell Just By Looking, and 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People, by Michael Bronski

Large Print Editions

  • Gone, by James Patterson (regular and Large print)Claire of the Sea Light
  • Sandrine’s Case, by Thomas Cook (Large print)
  • The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, by Andrew Greer (Large print)
  • Claire of the Sea Light, by Edwidge Danticat (Large print)
  • Nowhere Safe, by Nancy Bush (Large print)

Young Adult Books

  • Allegiant, by Veronica Roth
  • Crown of Midnight: a Throne of Glass Novel, by Sarah Maasmalala
  • I Am Malala: the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, by Malala Yousafzai
  • If You Could be Mine, by Sara Farizan
  • Oblivion, by Anthony Horowitz
  • The Song of the Quarkbeast, by Jasper Fford
  • The Taming of the Tights, by Louise Rennison
  • Trial By Fire: a Raised By Wolves Novel, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  • Two Boys Kissing, by David Levithan

Children’s Collection

  • 20 Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street, by Mark LeeGirlWhoSoaredOverFairyland
  • ART2-Ds’s Guide to Folding and Doodling, by Tom Angleberger (an Origami Yoda book)
  • Atlantis Rising, by Thomas Barron
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, by Chris Grabenstein
  • Freaky Fast Frankie Joe, by Lutricia Clifton
  • From Norvelt to Nowhere, by Jack Gantos
  • The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two, by Catherynne Valente
  • I’m a Frog! by Mo Willems
  • Little Red Writing, by Joan Holub (Little Red Riding Hood as a pencil!)
  • Mousemobile, by Prudence Breitrose
  • One for the Murphys, by Lynda Hunt
  • The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, by Kathi Appelt (CD set)
  • Zombie Baseball Beatdown, by Paolo Bacigalupi

Contributed by Linda Kepner, Assistant Librarian.

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