Band of Sisters, by Cathy Gohlke ~ Maureen and her younger sister flee Ireland in hopes of claiming the life promised to their father years before. After surviving the rigors of Ellis Island, Maureen learns that their benefactor has died. She finds employment in a prominent department store, but soon discovers a secret that threatens every vulnerable woman in the city.
Defending Jacob, by William Landay ~ Andy Barber has been an ADA for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community and happy at home with his wife and son. But after a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: His 14-year-old son, Jacob, is charged with the murder of a fellow student.
Dream Lake, by Lisa Kleypas ~ Kleypas takes readers once again to the exquisite setting of Friday Harbor and tells the story of Zoe Hoffman, an innkeeper who has all but given up on love. She's a gentle, romantic soul, but has been so hurt in the past that she dare not trust her heart with anyone. This book is the second in the Friday Harbor trilogy.
Dying to Read, by Lorena McCourtney ~ A new series. Cate Kinkaid is an intrepid young woman new to the world of private investigating. On what should have been a simple first assignment, she finds a dead body.
Five Miles South of Peculiar, by Angela Hunt ~ Three sisters with opposing temperaments have a fiery reunion at the spacious, Florida family estate in an unexpected journey of the heart.
Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn ~ Flynn's mix of sharp-edged wit and chilling prose create a thriller that confounds readers at every turn. When his wife disappears on their anniversary, Nick, under mounting pressure from the police and the media, becomes oddly evasive. But is he really a killer?
Inn at Rose Harbor, by Debbie Macomber ~ A heartwarming new series based in the Pacific Northwest town of Cedar Cove, where a charming cast of characters finds love, forgiveness and renewal behind the doors of the cozy Rose Harbor Inn.
Line of Fire, by Stephen White ~ A gripping thriller about the one devastating secret that could cost clinical psychologist Alan Gregory everything. This is the first of the dramatic two-part conclusion to the acclaimed Gregory series.
Sweet Talk, by Julie Garwood ~ In the new contemporary romance from the bestselling author Garwood, a detective and a lawyer are falling in love-- and making a federal case out of it.
New eBooks this month
All Woman and Springtime, by Brandon Jones ~ Introverted Gi and radiant Il-sun are sold as sex workers by Il-sun's suitor, first in South Korea and then in the U.S. Though their captivity outside North Korea is even crueler than the oppression, they endure on their path to freedom.
Birds of a Feather, by Jacqueline Winspear ~ Maisie Dobbs has been hired to find a wealthy grocery magnate's missing daughter. The case is complicated by the deaths of three of the heiress's friends. Maisie discovers that the answers lie in the unforgettable agony of The Great War.
The library's book club will meet at 7 p.m., Sept. 10 to discuss Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese and to choose a title for the upcoming year. New members are always welcome. Copies of Cutting for Stone are available at the library.
Fall storytime for preschoolers will be held at the library on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 12. No registration is required.