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Monday, June 10, 2013

New to our Shelves ~ Adult fiction & nonfiction

New* books are put on the shelves every week. Here's just a smattering of books that found a home in Candor Free Library in May.
(*they may not be new, but they are new to our library)

Helen MacInnes, the Queen of Spy writers, penned 21 novels - some of which have been turned into movies. Above Suspicion, originally published in 1941, has recently been reprinted. It's about a couple on their European vacation who "do a favor" for a friend and find themselves running to stay one step ahead of their enemies. There's also a new copy of Assignment in Brittany, about a British spy dropped into Brittany during the German occupation.

There's a whole crockpot full of new books about food - fiction and nonfiction. Here's a taste to whet your appetite:
Fix It and Forget It is a great book for busy people: parents who have to run multiple kids to multiple sports/dance/karate/music etc activities. Or folks who just want to toss stuff in to cook and spend a day out hiking or in the garden and come home to a tasty meal.
Better than Peanut Butter & Jelly is full of vegetarian recipes that kids will eat. You don't have to be vegetarian to use this book - it's great for people who are trying to cut grocery costs by substituting a non-meat meal each week. 
Then there are the books that feature food -  like Joanne Fluke's books. Who can resist carrot cake? Especially when it's served up with murder and recipe cards? If you gobble this book too quickly, don't worry; there are four more Fluke food mysteries on the shelf: Key Lime Pie Murder, Candy Cane Murder, Cherry Cheesecake Murder and Sugar and Spice
Those hungering for historical fiction may find The Last Witchfinder by  James Morrow a treat. Jennet Stearne's father hangs witches for a living - this is in 1600's England, so it's an acceptable occupation. But when she sees her aunt unjustly executed as a witch, Jennet makes it her life's mission to bring down the Parliamentary Witchcraft Act. A tale of adventure (pirates) and romance.