New Books

The Human Age by Diane Ackerman

New Ocotober Nonfiction Books

The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us By Diane Ackerman Summary:  Ackerman is justly celebrated for her unique insight into the natural world and our place in it. In this landmark book, she confronts the unprecedented reality that one prodigiously intelligent and meddlesome creature, Homo sapiens, is now the dominant force shaping the future […]

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Panic in a Suitcase: A Novel by Yelena Akhtiorskaya

New October Fiction

Panic in a Suitcase: A Novel By Yelena Akhtiorskaya Summary:  A dazzling debut novel about a Russian immigrant family living in Brooklyn and their struggle to learn the new rules of the American Dream. In this account of two decades in the life of an immigrant household, the fall of communism and the rise of […]

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Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman book cover

October’s New Large Print

We got quite the selection of new Large Print Books during the month of October.  To view the whole list, click HERE.  But here are just a couple great non-fiction titles that we think you will enjoy. With her career, live-in boyfriend and loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the rebellious young woman who got mixed up […]

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Stone Cold by CJ Box book cover

New Large Print

OTPL received some excellent new titles for our Large Print Collection last month.  Below are just a couple of the books we think you’ll love; to see the entire list, please click HERE.   Everything about the man is a mystery: the massive ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming that nobody ever visits, the […]

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Lights Out! by Donald Bain

New September Fiction

Lights Out! By Donald Bain Summary:  A bold money-making scheme spins wildly out of control in this absorbing thriller Five major blackouts have paralyzed the USA since the late 1950s. The sixth will occur in a few months’ time. At the age of fifty-three, married Canadian engineer Carlton Smythe meets a mysterious woman in a […]

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Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral by Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja

New September Nonfiction Books

Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral By Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja Summary:  Teens everywhere deal with cyberbullying – whether they are targeted themselves, have bullied others, or simply know it happens around them. This book speaks directly to those teens about what they can do to prevent and respond to […]

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Do or Die by Suzanne Brockmann, book cover

August’s New Large Print

The Library received some wonderful new books in Large Print last month.  Below are two that we think you’ll really enjoy, but you can click HERE to see the whole list. The first case that lawyer Phoebe Kruger tries for her prestigious new firm isn’t going the way she thought it would. Her client, Ian Dunn, […]

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The Kids Will Be Fine by Daisy Waugh

New August Nonfiction

The Kids Will Be Fine: Guilt-Free Motherhood for Thoroughly Modern Women By Daisy Waugh Summary:  A bracing, hilarious manifesto for motherhood as it ought to be: spontaneous, loving, and just a little bit selfish. Pre-chewing toddler food. Flash cards for two-year-olds. Endless hours of school gatherings to sit through in smiling silence. How did motherhood–which […]

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One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern

New August Fiction

One Hundred Names By Cecelia Ahern Summary:  Scandal has derailed Journalist Kitty Logan’s career, a setback that is soon compounded by an even more devastating loss. Constance, the woman who taught Kitty everything she knew, is dying. At her mentor’s bedside, Kitty asks her, “What is the one story you always wanted to write?” The […]

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Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind by Biz Stone

New July Nonfiction

Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind By Biz Stone Summary:  Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, discusses the power of creativity and how to harness it, through stories from his remarkable life and career. From GQ ‘s “Nerd of the Year” to one of Time ‘s most influential people in […]

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