Featured New Books

Here are a few featured  selections from our most recent shipment of new books. These books are located on the new book wall on the second floor and may be checked out at the second floor desk or at the fourth floor circulation desk. If our copy is checked out, use the link to the ALICE catalog and try repeating your search in OhioLINK to find another copy of the book.

America aflame : how the Civil War created a nation, by David Goldfield

Call Number: E468.9 .G685 2011

A narrative history of the Civil War era argues that the conflict occurred as a result of a breakdown induced by the infusion of evangelical religion into the public sphere, causing citizens to regard political differences as matters of good and evil to be fought at any cost.        



At last, by Edward St. Aubyn

Call Number: PR6069.T134 A93 2012

Friends, relatives, and foes trickle in to pay final respects to Patrick’s mother, Eleanor. An American heiress, Eleanor married into the British aristocracy, giving up the grandeur of her upbringing for “good works” freely bestowed on everyone but her own son, who finds himself questioning whether his transition to a life without parents will indeed be the liberation he had so long imagined.      


Coral Glynn, by Peter Cameron

Call Number: PS3553.A4344 C67 2012

Nursing an elderly cancer patient in an isolated English countryside manse in 1950, Coral interacts with a disgruntled housekeeper and her charge’s sexually torn and war-ravaged son until a series of random events culminates in a complicated marriage.        

The death of Bonnie and Clyde and other stories, by Michael Gills

Call Number: PS3607.I45 D43 2011

“The Death of Bonnie and Clyde” and Other Stories follows the trail of its wayward characters down the Delta back roads, crossing paths with Hernando DeSoto–hands bloodied by the indian slaughters–hitchhikers and thieves, UFO’s, concrete finishers, naked fishermen, a lusty cheer squad caught and confessing in the midst of a killer tornado, and trash telescope salesmen on the day after Christmas–all saintly guardians of the human heart. From the Florida Coast up through the Carolinas and over to Arkansas’ Ozarks, Bonnie and Clyde blazes a trail of love and deceit, hard liquor and the revelation of what it’s like tp be free and wild and in love on this earth.  


Lone wolf : a novel, by Jodi Picoult

Call Number:PS3566.I372 L66 2012

Twenty-four-year-old Edward Warren, has been living in Thailand for five years, a prodigal son who left his family after an irreparable fight with his father, Luke. But he gets a frantic phone call: his dad lies comatose, gravely injured in the same accident that has also injured his younger sister Cara. With her father’s chances for recovery dwindling, Cara wants to wait for a miracle. But Edward wants to terminate life support and donate his father’s organs. Is he motivated by altruism or revenge?    


While America sleeps : a wake-up call for the post-9/11 era, by Russ Feingold

Call Number: E903 .F45 2012

Champion of progressives and liberals, former U.S. Senator Feingold explains from his unique view where America went wrong after September 11th and how to fix the mess