New Books


 Our afternoon reading club, “For Those Who Enjoy Reading” will meet on Thursday, February 7 at the library at 1 pm to discuss their choice of a book by Ian Rankin.



For January 18, 2019:

Adult bestseller:

Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci: an Atlee Pine thriller. Three decades after the terrifying night that her six year old twin sister was taken, Atlee, now working for the FBI, decides that it’s time to pay the criminal who has been locked up, a visit.

Master of His Fate by Barbara Taylor Bradford: The House of Falconer. Victorian England has some sharp divides between rich and poor. James Lionel Falconer works at his father’s market stall and is determined to become a merchant prince. He is noticed by Henry Malvern, head of the Malvern real estate companies in London. Throughout, the lives of the Falconers and Malverns become intertwined.

Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan: New Yorker Joy Davidman began writing letters to C.S. Lewis, not knowing that this would lead to a great love story.

Past Tense by Lee Child: A thriller. Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher.

Sea of Greed by Clive Cussler: a novel from the NUMA Files

Target Alex Cross by James Patterson:

Of Blood and Bone, book 2 of the Chronicles of The One by Nora Roberts

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield: Three are missing, one is returned.

The Colors of All the Cattle by Alexander McCall Smith: the new No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novel

Adult audiobook:

No Traveller Returns by Louis L’Amour and Beau L’Amour; read by Scott Brick

Adult fiction:

Hazards of Time Travel by Joyce Carol Oates

Adult inspirational:

Line of Duty by Terri Blackstock

Adult non-fiction:

Young adult:

Asterix and the Chariot Race by R. Goscinny and A. Uderzo

Junior non-fiction:

Sioux Code Talkers of World War II by Andrea M. Page

Junior picture book:

Princess Arabella and the Giant Cake by Mylo Freeman



For January 11, 2019:

Adult bestseller:

Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer: Leningrad, Russia, 1968.Young Alexander and his mother plan to escape so they head to the docks. Their choice is either a container ship to America or Great Britain. They toss a coin.

War of the Wolf by Bernard Cornwell: Uhtred has won his ancestral home back but he doesn’t get to enjoy his victory for long. For decades, he has stood at the intersection between Pagan and Christian, and between Saxon and Viking s well as the old world he has known and the new world that is coming.

The Ghost Tree by Barbara Erskine: After many years of exile Ruth has returned to Edinburgh. She is left with the task of sorting through her father’s possessions. She discovers a hidden diary form the eighteenth century written by her ancestor.

Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich: A Stephanie Plum novel. Trenton, New Jersey. The last three manager of the Red River Deli have disappeared. Stephanie is stepping into the manager’s shoes for the time being.

Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery: Kelly and her sister Olivia butt heads but manage to share secrets when Olivia returns in a dramatic homecoming. Another one returning is Griffith, who has set his sights on Kelly.

Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny: A complete stranger has named Armand Gamache as one of the executors of her will. He accepts and learns that the other two have never met the elderly woman either.

Adult audiobook:

The Reckoning by John Grisham, read by Michael Beck. Unabridged.

Adult inspirational:

Even Now by Karen Kingsbury: The lives of a man and a woman who were separated by lies and the passing years and a young woman who is seeking answrs are intertwined in a story of love and faith.

Adult non-fiction:

Acrylics: translucent techniques for landscape painters by R. Bradford Johnson

Knife Painting by William F. Powell

The End of the End of the Earth: essays by Jonathan Franzen

Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking

Consumer Reports Buying Guide 2019

Young adult:

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Junior easy reader:

Kendall’s Snow Fort adapted by Meredith Rusu

Junior picture book:

The Cook and the King by Julia Donaldson

Moving Day! by Robert Munsch


For January 4, 2019:

Adult bestseller:

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks: Hope has been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years with no wedding plans in sight. When her father is diagnosed with ALS, she decides to travel to the family cottage for a week to think about some difficult decisions. Tru Walls has been called to Sunset Beach, North Carolina by a man claiming to be his father. Tru, a safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, hopes to learn more about his mother’s early life since she has passed on. Tru and Hope meet, with an incredible connection.

Elevation by Stephen King

No Traveller Returns by Louis L’Amour and Beau L’Amour: First time in print. Inspired by Louis’ own experiences as a merchant seaman.

Robert B. Parker’s Colorblind by Reed Farrel Coleman: a Jesse Stone novel. Jesse is back on the job, desperately doing his best to protect his deputy, Alisha, when she becomes the target of a sophisticated frame-up.

The Long Take by Robin Robertson: a noir narrative. Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2018. Walker, a D-Day veteran who doesn’t want to return home to rural Nova Scotia, heads for the city, first New York, then Los Angeles and San Francisco. He finds work as a journalist just as America begins to change.

Adult audiobook:

Leverage in Death by J.D. Robb, performed by Susan Erickson: The 9:00 am meeting would be a milestone, the airline executives thought, as they finalized a long awaited merger. But when the marketing VP, Paul Rogan,  walked into the room, everything changed and not for the better.

Adult biography:

Not My Fate: the story of Nisga’a survivor by Janet Romain

Adult inspirational:

Opal, #3 Dakotah Treasures by Lauraine Snelling: Ruby Torvald marries rancher Rand Harrison. Her sister Opal loves the ranch life and is captivated by the new life style. But when she makes an innocent though foolish decision her friend Atticus is taken away from her. She is determined to see him again.

Adult non-fiction:

Atomic Habits: tiny changes, remarkable results, an easy & proven way to build good habits & break bad ones by James Clear

Painting All Aspects of Water for All Mediums by E. John Robinson

How to Draw Plants: the techniques of botanical illustrations by Keith West

Adult science fiction / fantasy:

Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin

Large print biography:

Implosion: a memoir of an architect’s daughter by Elizabeth W. Garber

Young adult:

Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich with Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Three Feathers by Richard Van Camp: a graphic novel.

Junior fiction: Diary of a Wimpy Kid : meltdown by Jeff Kinney

Junior non-fiction:

Genius LEGO Inventions with bricks you already have by Sarah Dees

2019 Book of World Records from Scholastic

Junior picture book:

Even Superheroes Make Mistakes by Shelly Becker

Winter is Here by Kevin Henkes



























































































































































































































































































































On the 2018 Canada Reads shortlist:

Adult non-fiction:

Precious Cargo: my year driving the kids on School Bus 3077 by Craig Davidson

Forgiveness: a gift from my grandparents by Mark Sakamoto

Adult fiction:

American War: a novel by Omar El Akkad

The Boat People by Sharon Bala

Young adult:

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline


The Boat People by Sharon Bala: Told through the perspectives of Mahindan and his lawyer Priya who represents the migrants and Grace, the adjudicator who must decide Mahindan’s fate as well as that of his six year old son, when the rusty cargo ship carrying them as well as five hundred refugees, reached the shores of British Columbia.  They were fleeing a civil war in their homeland.  Inspired by real events.


Precious Cargo: my year driving the kids on School Bus 3077 by Craig Davidson: Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalist for Cataract City. In 2008, Craig, saw a flyer in his mailbox “Bus Drivers Wanted”.  It was the first step toward a new career.  He takes us along for the ride as he shows his evolving relationship with each of the students as they struggle physically as well as emotionally and socially.


































































































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.