New Fiction: Monday, April 12


The library currently has two ways to borrow books: “Grab and Go” service allows you to choose your books online in the online catalog (you’ll need to log into your account to place a hold on the books you want). Staff members will pull them and leave them in the cabinet outside the library doors. You can find more detailed instructions here. We are also allowing appointments for in-person browsing for individuals or families. If you’d like to make an appointment to browse in person, call us at 315-986-5932.

Here are a few of the new books that have come in to the library recently. We invite you to check them out!

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The Five Wounds

It’s Holy Week in the small town of Las Penas, New Mexico, and thirty-three-year-old unemployed Amadeo Padilla has been given the part of Jesus in the Good Friday procession. He is preparing feverishly for this role when his fifteen-year-old daughter Angel shows up pregnant on his doorstep and disrupts his plans. Their reunion sets her own life down a startling path. Vivid, tender, darkly funny, and beautifully rendered, The Five Wounds spans the baby’s first year as five generations of the Padilla family converge: Amadeo’s mother, Yolanda, reeling from a recent discovery; Angel’s mother, whom Angel isn’t speaking to; and disapproving Tio Tive, keeper of the family’s history.

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Carl Weber’s Five Families of New York. Part 1: Brooklyn

While most young people are just getting their footing in life, 24-year-old Bryshon “Boogie” Tolliver is already being groomed to be a boss by his father, Barry Tolliver. At first, he’s not so sure he wants to take his father’s place in the family business. He has dreams of being the most prominent chef in New York. However, things change when Barry is murdered in cold blood and everything he built is left at Boogie’s feet. Gone are those chef dreams, replaced with a new resolve to prove himself worthy of upholding his father’s legacy. Boogie takes his rightful place at the table of the Five Families of New York and is quickly taken under the wing of Caesar, the head of the organization. Known as The Godfather’s Godfather, Caesar shows Boogie what it takes to be a boss. The deeper in Boogie gets, the more obsessed he becomes with finding his father’s murderer. When all signs point to the person Boogie knows is untouchable, he’ll do anything to even the score, even if it costs him his seat at the table.

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The Red Book

To Detective Billy Harney, the newest member of Chicago PD’s elite strike force — Special Operations Section — getting shot in the head, stalked by a state’s attorney, and accused of murder by his fellow cops is all part of breaking a case. So when a drive-by shooting on the Chicago’s west side turns political, he leads the way to a quick solve. But Harney’s instincts — his father was once chief of detectives and his twin sister, Patti, is also on the force — run deep. As a population hungry for justice threatens to riot, he realizes that the three known victims are hardly the only ones. When Harney starts asking questions about who’s to blame, the easy answers prove to be the wrong ones. On the flip side, the less he seems to know, the longer he can keep his clandestine investigation going . . . until Harney’s quest to expose the evil that’s rotting the city from the inside out takes him to the one place he vowed never to return: his own troubled past.

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