April 23, 2015 - To Kill A Mockingbird

Those of you who follow the book trade are probably already aware that the new book by Harper Lee – the author of that great American classic “To Kill a Mockingbird”—is due to be published this summer. The actual date of publication is July 14th (Bastille Day) and is very close to the July 11th publication date of her first book which was published in 1960. The new book, “Go Set a Watchman” purportedly contains some of the vignettes that eventually wound up in “To Kill a Mockingbird”. In anticipation of this publishing phenomena, the library has planned a community read of “To Kill a Mockingbird”, screenings of a documentary called “Hey, Boo!” which is about Harper Lee, a screening of the major motion picture adaptation of the book starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, and a discussion of the book. The Friends of the Library are sponsoring a presentation by Marja Mills who lived next door to Harper Lee and her sister and has written a book about her experience entitled “The Mocking Bird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee”. Ms Mills book spent 7 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list and she is a Pulitzer prize winning journalist. This celebration of “To Kill a Mockingbird” shall be taking place between April 27th and the middle of May. Check the library website or the circulation desk at the library for details. If you are counting the days until the new Harper Lee book is published this website is keeping track: http://www.bookcountdown.com/detail/harper-lee/go-set-a-watchman-a-novel Enjoy!

  • cover art Born with teeth : a memoir / by Kate Mulgrew. A star known for her strong female roles in “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Orange Is the New Black” offers a deeply moving account of the price and rewards of a passionate life.
  • cover art The real-life MBA : your no-BS guide to winning the game, building a team, and growing your career / by Jack and Suzy Welch. The best-selling authors of “Winning” present a guide to overcoming today's business challenges, drawing on respective experiences to outline recommendations for creating effective strategies, leading others and building a thriving career.
  • cover art I suck at relationships so you don't have to : 10 rules for not screwing up your happily ever after / by Bethenny Frankel. The “New York Times” best-selling author and self-made businesswoman, drawing on her own dating history and relationship disasters, dispenses her trademark no-nonsense advice to women, helping them to understand what it takes to find and sustain a meaningful connection.
  • cover art Oh joy! : 60 ways to create & give joy / by Joy Cho. The popular blogger outlines a range of stylish projects in the areas of home décor, food and fashion that include searching for unique accessories at vintage stores, making personalized wallpaper and decorating fun desserts.
  • cover art Tox-sick : from toxic to not sick by Suzanne Somers. The best-selling author of “Bombshell” draws on interviews with cutting-edge doctors in the fields of environmental medicine and integrative health to cite the roles of toxins in poor health and make recommendations for detoxifying the home and body.
  • cover art The American people. Volume 1, Search for my heart / by Larry Kramer. The Academy Award-nominated screenplay writer of D. H. Lawrence's “Women in Love” and activist author of “Faggots” presents a satirical history of homosexuality in America that imagines the alternate motivations behind key events.
  • cover art The dream lover : a novel / by Elizabeth Berg. A tale based on the controversial life of mid-19th-century French novelist George Sand follows her separation from her husband and vibrant life in Paris, where she wore men's clothing and shared love affairs and friendships with famous intimates.
  • cover art The angel court affair : a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel / by Anne Perry. When a controversial evangelist under his watch is kidnapped while delivering a mysterious message, Thomas Pitt, assisted by his wife, Charlotte, and his friend, Victor Narraway, confronts a dangerous challenge to the British Empire. By the “New York Times” best-selling author of the William Monk series.
  • cover art Aunt Dimity and the Summer King / by Nancy Atherton. Overseeing her baby, a family wedding and her own approaching 40th-birthday celebration amid rumors that a developer has unwanted plans for Finch village, Lori bonds with a warmhearted inventor only to discover his true intentions.
  • cover art The cat sitter's whiskers / by Blaize & John Clement. Rendered unconscious by a housebreaker while caring for a mischievous Maine coon cat, Florida cat sitter Dixie Hemingway is baffled to discover that none of the house's considerable valuables have been stolen, in a case that ensnares her in the world of black-market antiques. By the author of “The Cat Sitter's Cradle”.
  • cover art The language of the dead : a World War II mystery / By Stephen Kelly. When the rural hamlet of Hampshire is plagued by a series of brutal murders, Detective Inspector Thomas Lamb, as German bombers launch a relentless attack on England during World War II, races against time to solve these crimes that are seemingly linked to the occult.
  • cover art Pride v. prejudice / by Joan Hess. Plotting revenge against a petty prosecutor who has publicly humiliated her, Claire offers to prove the innocence of a high-profile case's defendant, an effort that is challenged by compelling evidence and a visit from Claire's mother-in-law.