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Leechburg Public Library New Arrivals

Written By: Joseph Kantor
Story Date: September 27, 2012

New Book Arrivals
New bestsellers are in the library right now!! Selected from current bestseller lists, we have added a variety of authors…some old, some new…to our already-varied collection.
It should be made clear to all that status-quo thinking is equal to death for any endeavor, whether at the personal, professional or public service level. We at Leechburg Public Library are committed to hosting programs to bring our patrons…our community…together to enjoy our facility. In this way, with the public’s help, we can intrepidly navigate the waters of technology and maintain our important place in the community.
Please remember that we advertise in the Paper Mall, on Leechburg’s website 15656.com, in the Valley News Dispatch, the Leader Times and the Buttermilk Falls weekly. The library is open Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., and is located on the Siberian Avenue side of the high school building.
For information about our programs and collection, call 724-845-1911 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. ONLY.
As always, come read with us…or maybe learn something new.

FICTION:
The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva
A dead woman is found beneath the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome: suicide or murder? Gabriel Allan, former Israeli intelligence operative, uncovers a ring of antiquities thieves…a lunatic planning an apocalyptic conflict…and discovers how much secrets of all kinds can destroy as he investigates.

A Wanted Man by Lee Child
In this thriller, nothing is at it seems and the truth proves hard to find. For Jack Reacher, simply hitching a ride to Virginia puts him between murderers and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Can he solve the execution-style knifing of a man before his travelling companions or his government “friends” succeed in killing him?

Where We Belong by Emily Griffin
One overwhelming secret affects two families…and sets television producer Marian Caldwell on a course out of her pat existence. She finds that her life isn’t what she wants it to be when 18-year-old Kirby Rose shows up, knocks on her door and opens another one onto Marian’s early love affair…and sets in motion a journey of the heart.

Broken Harbor by Tana French
Three dead, one hospitalized…a slick, half-remembered intruder slipping past all of the security measures to kill… Top detective Mick Kennedy—“Scorcher”—threads the maze of clues the murderer leaves for him…at great personal cost.

The St. Zita Society by Ruth Rendell
Calm, quiet Hexam Place hides a quagmire of infidelity, dark secrets and insanity. What else could one expect from masters and servants living on a posh London Street? Well, no one expected murder…

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
In a post-apocalyptic world, hope is hard to come by for a Cessna pilot named Hig and his co-pilot dog…until a half-garbled radio message draws Hig past his point of no return…that is, not enough fuel to get him back to the hangar he calls home…and into the new world.

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Justice may smile on you, but that smile costs someone else plenty. This first novel is a story of choices made by a family living in an isolated lighthouse...and the consequences that arise from those decisions when the rest of the world comes to call, bringing conflict and division to the family.

Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Animals are brutally attacking humans worldwide. Scientists come to realize that the animals are purposely coordinating the destruction of mankind…talk about nowhere to run or hide. Are biologist Jackson Oz’s warnings too late for us?

Black List by Brad Thor
A death list kept deep inside the United States government has a new member. Scott Horvath dodges the teams of killer elite who are hunting him as he tries to figure out who added him to the list and why…all before an even more devastating terrorist attack than 9/11 is launched.

The Unbelievable Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
A letter from Queenie Hennessey, not seen or heard from for twenty years, convinces Harold Fry to write a response and mail it, but an incident along the way to the post office causes him to decide to deliver the letter in person by walking to Queenie’s hospice 600 miles away. The delightful cast of characters he meets during his journey brings him full circle to reconnect with his life and family.

Severe Clear by Stuart Woods
A tony Bel-Air event brings Hollywood starlets, socialites, politicians, and billionaires under Stone Barrington’s watchful eyes. Who else is attracted to the crème-de-la-crème party? An international group of criminals. Hmmm…can enemies hide in plain sight?

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
A search for long-lost love leads the reader through 50 years’ worth of savory and unsavory characters: an Italian innkeeper seeking an actress who touched him in his youth…and haunted him most of his life; the producer who introduced finally them; THE Richard Burton from the set of Cleopatra; an army veteran turned novelist…on and on…the author weaves a touching human tapestry.

Murder on Fifth Avenue by Victoria Thompson
A member of New York’s very-very-upper-crust Knickerbocker Club has been murdered. The deceased, Chilton Devries, was despised by many…and his membership in the club was the only thing “top drawer” about him…

NON-FICTION
Dearie, the Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz
Julia Child was a groundbreaker from the time she settled in World War II Paris to study cooking…to becoming Public Broadcasting’s first star…to teaching many that French cooking (or any other kind of cooking, for that matter) can be fun and easy. This is a well-written, touching biography of a fearless, confident woman. Bon appetit!

Homer’s Odyssey by Gwen Cooper
Some might wonder what a cat born without eyes might amount to in life, but Homer proved to be an excellent teacher of spirit, agility, survival…and love. A great true story!

Young Adult
Chase Against Time by Steve Reifman
Fifth-grader Chase Manning has a huge task ahead of him: find the missing handcrafted cello slated for a fundraising effort before the school day ends at 3 p.m. Pending budget cuts to the school’s music program...and a direct order from the principal…set Chase on a real-time investigation.

Rush for the Gold by John Feinstein
Susan is a swimmer on the rise and sponsors are swarming around her with offers to make her America’s next Olympic sweetheart. But, her boyfriend and fellow sports reporter, Stevie, isn’t so sure all the attention is for the good. How far are some willing to go in order to win?

Seconds Away by Harlan Coben
Ema, Spoon, and sleuth Mickey Bolitar find themselves in the middle of a murder involving their friend Rachel. Their efforts to help her...and what they learn…makes this a book for young and old readers alike!
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