2008: New Books and Authors


A Year with the Queen

By Robert Hardman

Call #:941.085 Har

This companion book to the BBC 1 landmark observational documentary series focuses on the working lives of the most famous family in the world both at home and abroad. From accompanying the queen on royal tours to the Baltic States and the United States, to filming an audience with her Prime-Minister, Tony Blair, the author seeks to answer the monumental question: “What does the monarchy do?”


By: Jack Du Brul

Call #: F Du Brul

On a stormy night in 1937, the German zeppelin “Hindenburg” flies over rural New Jersey. Her appointment with destiny is still a few hours away, but death already walks her decks. A madman has traveled across the Atlantic bearing a locked safe. Within lies a secret so terrible that it may change the course of history.

Babylons Ark: the incredible wartime rescue of the Baghdad Zoo

By:Lawrence Anthony

Call #:590.735 Ant

The amazing story of the soldiers, conservationists, and ordinary Iraqis who united to save the animals of the Baghdad Zoo

The Serpent and the Rose

By Kathleen Bryan

Call #:F Bryan Fantasy

“In the Kingdom of Lys, where magic is worked in the form of jeweled glass, the Knights of the Rose and the Ladies of the Isle guard the world against an ancient enemy. Long ago, the Serpent was imprisoned by the Young God, and the Orders still keep the secret of that prison a thousand years later. But now a traitor king is conspiring to destroy the heart and soul of his kingdom. Only Averil, heir to the duchy of Quitaine, and Gereint, the fatherless son of a peasant farmer, have the power to stand against him.”-

The Society of S

By: Susan Hubbard

Call #F Hubbard

An ingenious twist on a beloved genre, this beautifully constructed novel blends humor and horror to show that vampires are not just bloodsucking creatures of the night–they can also be gentle, vegetarian, and wise.

Blind Spot

By : Terri Persons

Call #:F Persons

The FBI has never known quite what to do with Agent Bernadette Saint Clare. Not always easy to work with, she’s been assigned and reassigned to FBI offices all over the country. Shortly after she’s placed at a desk in the basement of the off-site St. Paul office, bodies begin to appear along the sandy banks of the Mississippi. Soon she’s called on to do what she does best: use the personal effects found at a crime scene to see through a killer’s eyes.”

Benjamin Franklin’s Numbers

By: Paul C Pasles

Call #: 510.920 Pas

In this generously illustrated book, Pasles gives us the first mathematical biography of Benjamin Franklin. He draws upon previously unknown sources to illustrate Franklin’s genius for numbers as never before. Magic squares and circles were a lifelong fascination of Franklin’s. Here, for the first time, Pasles gathers every one of these marvelous creations together in one place.

The Spellman Files

By: Lisa Lutz

Call #: F Lutz

Meet Isabel “Izzy” Spellman, private investigator. This twenty-eight-year-old may have a checkered past littered with romantic mistakes, excessive drinking, and creative vandalism; she may be addicted to Get Smart reruns and prefer entering homes through windows rather than doors – but the upshot is she’s good at her job as a licensed private investigator with her family’s firm, Spellman Investigations

The Fortune Quilt

By: Lani Diane Rich

Call #: F Rich

Carly McKay’s life is going just fine until she receives a quilt with an enigmatic reading telling her that everything is about to change. And it does. Carly starts to enjoy her reimagined life, until her old life comes calling. Now Carly has to decide how much she’s willing to leave to fate.

Before I Wake

By: Robert J Wiersma

Call # F Wiersma

Three-year-old Sherry is critically injured in a hit-and-run accident, As her parents’ marriage falls apart, it is discovered that Sherry – in her coma-like state – has miraculous healing powers.” “Meanwhile, the guilt-stricken driver of the truck that hit Sherry attempts suicide – “As word of Sherry’s powers spreads, her parents must decide how best to shelter their daughter and help the many sick and dying who are drawn to her side. A story of forgiveness and miracles.

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