Library Column for February 11, 2022

@ Your Library

February is Library Lover’s month. Show your love for the library by visiting the library this month! Check out our Things that can be borrowed, discover our collection of puzzles and games, borrow a magazine or movie and see what is new and available in the new books for babies, children, teens and adults of all ages.

We have several new biographies about show business folks including Garbo by Robert Gottlieb who takes the reader from the slums of Stockholm to her desperate desire to be ‘left alone.’ If music is more apealing try Sinatra and Me: In the wee small hours by Tony Oppedisano, who was Frank’s ‘go-to guy for late night conversation. The Storyteller by Dave Grohl is a collection of moments from all periods of his life, ordinary moments making up an extraordinary life. Perhaps you want to know more about the music than the life of musicians, try Listening to Bob Dylan by Larry Starr and be challenged to rediscover a music legend.

If you are needing to get in the mood for Valentine’s Day, here are several new romances. Out of Love by Hazel Hayes is a time-bending romance that begins with the break-up and moves backward to their magical first kiss. It Had to Be You by Georgia Clark follows five romantic couples, two wildly different wedding planners and New York City for a ‘Love Actually style braided narrative.’ Travel back in time to Victorian England in a ‘League of Extraordinary Women Novel’ by Evie Dunmore, A Rogue of One’s Own for a battle of the tongues. Who can woo who and is it true that ‘all is fair in love and war?’

The Sweeney Sisters by Lian Dolan explores in a hilarious and heartfelt story what happens when three sisters return to their hometown to honor their father with an Irish wake after his unexpected death and someone crashes the party announcing she too is a daughter of the deceased. A different kind of sisterhood is at the heart of Agatha of Little Neon by Claire Luchette. Agatha has lived within the confines of a small house for nine years with five women devoted to their lives together, but when the parish goes broke they must move and Agatha must figure out who she is and what her calling in life is. The French Gift by Kirsty Manning is a novel of World War II Paris and the secrets one shares to survive.

The small mountain community library and librarian of Silver Ridge, Colorado host a collection of misfits and lonely folks during a winter storm in The Night of Many Endings by Melissa Payne. A story of the suddenness with which life can change.

Dana Stabenow best known for her Kate Shugak mysteries set in Alaska, ventured into the past and began a series set in Alexandria, 47 BC, focused on Cleopatra and her childhood friend Tetisheri in Death of an Eye, followed this year by Disappearance of a Scribe.

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