Interested in something fresh to read? The library is constantly receiving new materials, including the items below. Why not stop by and check out a book, CD, movie, or other material that you find interesting. We will continue to offer “Grab and Go” services for those who prefer to place their books on hold online and then pick them up in the cabinet inside the library.
Here are a few of the new books that have come in to the library recently. We invite you to check them out!
Old Babes in the Wood
Margaret Atwood has established herself as a beloved cultural icon and one of her generation’s most visionary and canonical authors. This collection is comprised of fifteen extraordinary stories which speak to our times with her characteristic wit and intellect. The seven works revolving around the long-term married couple Tig and Nell are of special significance. Acting as bookends for the collection, these stories look deeply into the heart of what it means to spend a life together. In other works, two sisters grapple with loss and memory; “Impatient Griselda” reprises the folkloric role of Griselda in Bocaccio’s The Decameron; and “Evil Mother” touches on the fantastical, examining a mother-daughter relationship in which the mother purports to be a witch.
What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez
The Ramirez women of Staten Island orbit around absence. When thirteen-year-old middle child Ruthy disappeared after track practice without a trace, it left the family scarred and scrambling. One night, twelve years later, oldest sister Jessica spots a woman on her TV screen in Catfight, a raunchy reality show. She rushes to tell her younger sister, Nina: This woman’s hair is dyed red, and she calls herself Ruby, but the beauty mark under her left eye is instantly recognizable. Could it be Ruthy? Jessica and Nina hatch a plan to drive to where the show is filmed in search of their long-lost sister. When Dolores catches wind of their scheme, she insists on joining. What follows is a family road trip and reckoning that will force the Ramirez women to finally face the past and look toward a future—with or without Ruthy in it.
Good Dog, Bad Cop
The K Team enjoys investigating cold cases for the Paterson Police Department. Corey Douglas, his K-9 partner Simon Garfunkel, Laurie Collins, and Marcus Clark even get to choose which cases they’d like to pursue. When Corey sees the latest list of possibilities, there’s no question about which one to look into next. Corey’s former mentor, Jimmy Dietrich, had his whole identity wrapped up in being a cop. When Jimmy retired three years ago, he was left to adjust to life as a civilian. Not long after, two bodies were pulled from the Passaic River. A local woman, Susan Avery, and Jimmy Dietrich. With no true evidence available, the deaths went unsolved and the case was declared cold. This didn’t stop the whispers: an affair gone wrong… a murder-suicide committed by Jimmy. In this case, the K Team has the opportunity to find the real murderer and clear Jimmy’s name.