New June Books

Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen Bad Monkey

By Carl Hiaasen

Andrew Yancy, late of the Miami Police, soon-to-be-late of the Key West Police, has a human arm in his freezer.  There is a logical explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its owner.  Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, his commander might relieve him of Health Inspector duties, aka Roach Patrol.  But first Yancy will negotiate an ever-surprising course of events, from the Keys to Miami to a Bahamian out island, with a crew of equally ever-surprising characters, including: the twitchy widow of the frozen arm; an avariciously idiotic real estate developer; a voodoo witch whose lovers are blinded-unto-death by her particularly peculiar charms; Yancy’s new love, a kinky medical examiner; and the eponymous Bad Monkey.

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The Aviator's Wife by Melanie BenjaminThe Aviator’s Wife

By Melanie Benjamin

For much of her life, Anne Morrow has stood in the shadows of those around her.  Then Anne, a college senior, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family.  There she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic.  Charles sees in Anne a kindred spirit, a fellow adventurer, and her world will be changed forever.  The two marry in a headline-making wedding.  Hounded by adoring crowds and hunted by an insatiable press, Charles shields himself and his new bride from prying eyes, leaving Anne to feel her life falling back into the shadows.  In the years that follow, despite her own major achievements, Anne is viewed merely as the aviator’s wife.  The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life’s infinite possibilities for change and happiness.

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Made By Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff by Scott BedfordMade By Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff

By Scott Bedford

The Snail Soup Can Decoy to keep the candy stash safe.  The Customizable “Keep Out” Sign to deter meddlesome siblings and parents.  A Bunk Bed Communicator made from cardboard tubes (“Psst! Can you keep the snoring down?”).  Clever, whimsical, and kind of genius, here are 67 unique projects that will turn any dad with DIY leanings into a mad scientist hero that his kid(s) will adore.  No screens, no hi-tech gadgetry.  Made by Dad combines the rough-edged, handmade ethos of a Boy Scout manual or The Dangerous Book for Boys with a sly sense of humor that kids love.  The projects are shown in full-color photographs, and the instructions are illustrated in detailed line drawings that exude personality.  Some are quick and simple enough to be done in a coffee shop; others are more of an afternoon project— yielding hours and hours of rich, imaginative playtime.

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