New Books


 Our afternoon reading club, “For Those Who Enjoy Reading” will meet on Thursday,  February 1 at the library at 1 pm.  to discuss  “The Stone Diaries” by Carol Shields.  


For January 19, 2018:

Adult bestseller:

End Game by David Baldacci: Will Robie and Jessica Reel are the two who are called in when circumstances require the utmost secrecy and discretion. Through every mission one man has always had their backs, their handler, code-named Blue Man. Now he is missing. He was last seen going fly-fishing in rural Colorado, his hometown, on a very rare vacation. There has been no communication from him since. Will and Jessica are uneasy and follow their instincts, investigating his disappearance.

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich: A dystopian thriller. Cedar, adopted, travels north to find her Ojibwe family, facing challenges on the way.

American Drifter by Heather Graham and Chad Michael Murray: A thriller.  Graham, a bestselling author teams up with celebrated actor Murray for this tale of danger and suspense. “He ran from his past. Now he must survive the present.”

The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson: Alex Cross has always upheld the law, but since the followers of his nemesis, Gary Soneji, were gunned down, he is accused of their murders. Alex knows that he acted in self-defense but will the jury see it that way?

Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb: A woman who dwells on other people’s secrets is silenced. Eve and her partner work to follow the trail.

Adult audio book:

The Midnight Line by Lee Child; read by Dick Hill

Adult fiction:

Brother by David Chariandy: Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize In a sprawling city, two brothers, coming of age in The Park, a cluster of townhouses and leaning concrete towers, deal with their problems.

Adult non-fiction:

Unbuttoned: a history of Mackenzie King’s secret life by Christopher Dummitt

The Year Without Summer:1816 and the volcano that darkened the world and changed history by William K. Klingaman and Nicholas P. Klingaman

Redemption: stories of hope, resilience and life after gangs by Anne Mahon

Evidence That Demands a Verdict: life-changing truth for a skeptical world by Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell

Culinary Treasures from Around the World: celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada through cooking, Authentic Recipes from Diplomats posted in Canada


Monkey Business: the adventures of Curious George’s creators

Swallows and Amazons

Junior fiction:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the getaway by Jeff Kinney

Junior non-fiction:

Nunavut in the Canadian Sites and Symbols series by Linda Aspen-Baxter

Speed Skating: the story of Canadians in the Olympic Winter Games by Blaine Wiseman

Junior picture book:

The Enormous Suitcase by Robert Munsch


For January 12, 2018:

Adult bestseller:

Hardcore Twenty-Four, a Stephanie Plum novel by Janet Evanovich: Stephanie has her hands full, especially with Simon Diggery, and his pet boa, with Diesel’s return to town, which neither Joe Morelli nor Ranger are pleased to see and Grandma Mazur’s latest online paramour.

Count to Ten by James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi: Santosh is ready to quit as the head of Private India but Jack Morgan, the global leader of Private, wants to open an office in Delhi and Santosh is the only person whom he can trust.   The agency takes on a case that is very formidable.

The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith: The new No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novel.  Precious Ramotse learns important lessons about first impressions and forgiveness.  She and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague Mr. Polopetsi, who has learned of a woman who has been wrongly dismissed from her job at a furniture store.  She decides to investigate.

Adult audio book:

Tell Tale: short stories by Jeffrey Archer; read by Robert Bathurst

Adult fiction:

Heather, the Totality by Matthew Weiner:  Mark and Karen live their lives around their daughter Heather in Manhatttan luxury.  She’s beautiful, compassionate, entrancing and almost everyone agrees that she is a blessing except someone who was raised in poverty and violence.

Adult inspirational:

In This Moment by Karen Kingsbury:  The Baxter Family.  Luke, a lawyer specializing in religious freedom cases, decides to stand up for Wendell, a public high school principal, who needs defending when he started an after school class, Raise the Bar.  He lost the love of his life because of the program but is refusing to end the class.

Adult non-fiction:

The Raftsmen by Ryan Barnett  May 24, 1956, Henri Beaudout and his crew of three novice sailors, launched from Halifax on a simple raft made from nine telephone poles, secured with two kilometres of rope.  Their goal was to be the first to cross the treacherous North Atlantic by raft.  They faced the brutal reality of life at sea and, arrived in Falmouth, England on August 9, 1956, accompanied by their two faithful kittens that served as shipmates, barometers, (when they raced to the cabin and were in hiding,, the sailors knew that nasty weather was coming), and also confidantes, especially when the sailors needed reassuring and the benefits of the kittens purring.

Fire Canoes; steamboats on great Canadian rivers by Anthony Dalton


The Music of Strangers with Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble

Young adult:

90 Days of Different by Eric Walters

Junior fiction:

Ruby & Olivia by Rachel Hawkins

Junior picture book:  How to Find an Elephant by Kate Banks

Bizzy Mizz Lizzie by David Shannon


For January 5, 2018:

Adult bestseller:

Tell Tale: stories by Jeffrey Archer: Some of the thirteen short stories are loosely based on incidents that he picked up on his travels and some are from his imagination.

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg:  For the past six months, Arthur’s days have been the same, tending to his rose garden and his cat, then riding the bus to the cemetery to visit his late wife.  Introspective eighteen year old Maddy goes to the cemetery to avoid the other students in her school.  One day she decides to speak to him.  A surprise friendship develops between two lonely people.  She nicknames him “Truluv.”  Arthur’s neighbour Lucille completes the trio of friends.

The Midnight Line by Lee Child:  A Jack Reacher novel.  Walking through a small Wisconsin town Jack sees a class ring in the window of a pawn shop.  It’s small,  West Point 2005.  Her initials are engraved on the inside.  He wonders why she would give it up.  He decides to locate her and return the ring to her.  But the deeper he searches, the more dangerous it becomes.

Twin Peaks: the Final Dossier by Mark Frost

Mind Game by Iris Johansen:  A thriller. Jane MacGuire has been searching for a treasure hidden in Scotland for years.  While there she senses a young girl in danger, dreams that she can’t ignore.  Seth Caleb arrives back in Jane’s life.  She becomes involved in trying to save his life.   Eve Duncan surprises Jane with news of her own.

A Question of Time by Penny Vincenzi: Tom, charismatic and charming, has a passion for politics and reform.  He has ambition.  His wife, a former nurse, shares his ideals. When Tom meets a childhood acquaintance, Diana, who in many ways, is everything he fights against, they are drawn together.  Too close.  When a child becomes ill, Tom is faced with a dilemma  that threatens his reputation and his marriage.

Adult non-fiction:

Consumer Reports Buying Guide 2018: best & worst

Horse Lover’s Companion  from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader

Medical Medium Thyroid Healing: the truth behind Hashimoto’s, Graves’, Insomnia, Hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules & Epstein-Barr by Anthony William

Adult western:

The Ballad of Black Bart by Loren D. Estleman, Spur-Award-winning author

Young adult:

Hit the Ground Running by Allison Hughes


The Book of Henry

The Boss Baby with Alec Baldwin

Junior fiction:

Companion to the bestselling Ranger’s Apprentice Brotherband : the Caldera by John Flanagan

Junior picture book:

Peppa Pig and the Library Visit  by Neville Astley and Mark Baker



























Iris Munchinsky was in attendance at the library sharing her advice, thoughts, and answering questions from our members on her new book “Bridge of Shadows”.  It was a wonderful afternoon that we enjoyed immensely!

Adult inspirational:

Bridge of Shadows by Iris Munchinsky:  A mystery to curl up with and enjoy immensely.   “When young artist Sela Lamont flies to Scotland to investigate her dead grandfather’s hidden past, she gets more than she bargained for.  Not only does her great-grandmother slip her a letter that places him smack in the middle of a WW II highland espionage plot, but Sela discovers a related present-day scheme threatening to take the country captive.”








































Adult fiction:  On the Man Booker  International Prize Shortlist

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund:

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid:

Autumn by Ali Smith:














































































Adult fiction in the Man Booker Prize shortlist:

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster: March 3, 1947, Archibald Isaac Ferguson is born in Newark, New Jersey, the only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, growing up against the tumultuous  terrain of mid-twentieth century America.

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry: previously Man Booker Prize short listed author of The Secret Scripture and A Long Long Way: In the 1850s, from the plains of Wyoming to Tennessee, two young men and Winona, as a family unit, experience the American and Civil Wars.

Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor:  Midwinter in the early years of this century when a teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills in the heart of England.  As the search goes on, so does everyday life.

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders:  February 1862.  The Civil War is not yet one year old when President Lincoln’s eleven year old son Willie passes on and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery.



























































































































































































































Canada Reads  2017 Shortlist:

The Right To Be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis

Company Town by Madeline Ashby

The Break by Katherena Vermette

Nostalgia by M.G. Vassanji























































































Adult biography:

Desert Mailbag: letters from South America by W. G. Kruse:  Join Walter and his family on their travels and life in Paraguay. An excellent description of his work teaching deaf children and his experiences in this new life as he uses his keen observation recording how people live and work in quite a  different world compared to what we know.  Many of the situations require courage and patience: preparing for bus trips, alligator hunting, cattle roundups, etc.  This book was our Afternoon Reading Club selection for November.




























Check out the 2016 Canada Reads selections:
The Hero’s Walk by Anita Rau Badami,

The Illegal by Lawrence Hill,

Birdie by Tracey Lindberg,

Bone & Bread by Saleema Nawaz,

Minister Without Portfolio by Michael Winter



















































































































 Canada Reads:

  • Ru by Kim Thuy
  • When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid
  • And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyne Saucier
  • Intolerable: a memoir of extremes by Kamal Al-Solaylee
  • The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King

Manitoba On the Same Page choices:

“Imagining Winnipeg: history through the photographs of L.B. Foote” by Esyllt W. Jones

“Stuck in the Middle: dissenting views of Winnipeg” text by Bartley Kives and photographs by Bryan Scott

“The Wittenbergs: a novel” by Sarah Klassen

“North End Love Songs” by Katherena Vermette   was  selected as this year’s featured book for the 7th Annual On The Same Page, a province-wide reading initiative.