Some New Books for Wednesday

Here are a few more of the new books that have arrived at the library since we closed due to the pandemic. You can request them using our online form and then just swing by the library, where we’ll have them all checked out and ready for your curbside delivery.

The Farm Stand

Salina Petersheim runs her own booth at the Amish market, where she’s known for having the freshest and most delicious produce in the area. Her father is the bishop of her church district, and her brother is a deacon. They are a very close family, yet sometimes she tires of being compared to her older brother, Neil, who is married and has two children. She also feels the pressure of having to be the perfect daughter for her parents. Salina has been dating Josiah for almost a year now, but he feels more like a friend than a boyfriend. He’s handsome and easy to talk to, but he just doesn’t warm her heart the way she feels a boyfriend and future husband should. Along comes William “Will” Zimmerman, a Mennonite chef who runs a restaurant next door to the Amish market. He wants Salina to supply the produce for his restaurant, and as they forge a business relationship, they both feel themselves falling in love. Will they follow their hearts or bow to the pressure of family? Or will God provide a surprising new road for them?

Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy

Bay Area-based reporters for The Guardian Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano relate the story of the worst American wildfire in a century, weaving together a portrait of the remarkable California community of 27,000 souls, destroyed wholesale in a fire that left 86 dead, while offering a bigger-picture exploration of the science of wildfires in a time of dramatic climate change. Alastair Gee is a seasoned science/nature based in San Francisco and Dani Anguiano is a local reporter from nearby Chico, who knows many of the heroes, first responders, and victims personally.

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The girl from widow hills : a novel

From the New York Times bestselling author of “The Last House Guest”-a Reese’s Book Club pick-comes a riveting new novel of psychological suspense about a young woman plagued by night terrors after a childhood trauma who wakes one evening to find a corpse at her feet.

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