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Upcoming New Books

These highly anticipated titles will be published in the next few months, but you can put them on hold at the Library now:

 Night Shift by Charlaine Harris (May 3)

At Midnight's local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves -- only to be used in dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes Midnight the town it is. Book Three in the Midnight, Texas series.


 The Fireman by Joe Hill (May 17)

A terrifying plague is spreading like wildfire across the country. Doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it's Dragonscale, a highly contagious spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; there is no antidote. Nurse Harper Grayson struggles to stay alive long enough for her unborn child to enter the world safely.


 The Last Star by Rick Yancey (May 24) 

In this highly anticipated finale to the New York Times bestselling 5th Wave series, Cassie and the rest of Earth's remaining survivors regroup after multiple waves of alien attacks. In these last days, they will need to decide what's more important: saving themselves, or saving what makes us human. Book Three in the 5th Wave series.


 Modern Lovers by Emma Straub (May 31)

From the bestselling author of "The Vacationers," "Modern Lovers" is a smart, highly entertaining novel about a tight-knit group of friends from college and what it means to finally grow up, well after adulthood has set in. 


 View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction by Neil Gaiman (May 31)

This enthralling collection of essays covers a myriad of topics -- from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories -- observed in bestselling author Neil Gaiman's probing, amusing and distinctive style.


 End of Watch by Stephen King (June 7)

In "End of Watch," the diabolical "Mercedes Killer" drives his enemies to suicide. If retired police detective Bill Hodges and his partner Holly Gibney don't figure out a way to stop him, they'll be victims themselves. Book Three in the Bill Hodges Trilogy. 


 Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach (June 7)

"Grunt" tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries -- panic, exhaustion, heat, noise -- and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. You'll never see our nation's defenders in the same way again.


 I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan (June 7)

Dr. Georgia Young's wonderful life -- great friends, family, and successful career -- aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, quitting her job as an optometrist, and moving to a new house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love.


 Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam (June 7)

As close as sisters for 20 years, Sarah and Lauren have been together through high school and college, first jobs and first loves, the uncertainties of their 20s and the realities of their 30s. Once they were inseparable, but now their different lifestyles have caused them to drift apart. Can two women who rarely see each other and lead different lives still call themselves best friends?


 The Girls by Emma Cline (June 14)

In Northern California during the end of the 1960s, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon Evie is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. 


 First Comes Love by Emily Giffin (June 28)

Growing up, sisters Josie and Meredith shared a loving, if sometimes contentious, relationship. When tragedy strikes, their delicate bond splinters. Fifteen years later, Josie and Meredith are in their 30s, following very different paths. As the anniversary of their tragedy looms and painful secrets from the past begin to surface, Josie and Meredith must not only confront the issues that divide them but also come to terms with their own choices. 


 Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty (July 26)

Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It's just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong? In "Truly Madly Guilty," bestselling author Liane Moriarty shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships, how what we don't say can be more powerful than what we do, and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm.


 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany (July 31)

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on July 30, 2016, and will be published as a book the following day. 

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