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The SEKnFind Newsletter
April 2023

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New Fiction

Hang the moon : a novel
by Jeannette Walls

After encouraging her younger step-brother to participate in daredevil activities leads to an accident, Sallie Kincaid is cast out of her family, in the new novel from the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Glass Castle.

Dirty laundry : a novel
by Disha Bose

A clique of mothers in a small Irish village react to the murder of their queen bee, whose picture-perfect life made easy money on Instagram and whose death provided each of them something to gain.

Girl forgotten
by April Henry

Starting a podcast to investigate the unsolved murder of Layla Trello, true-crime fan Piper Gray begins receiving anonymous threats warning her off the case, leading her to believe the killer is still out there?—?and is coming for her next. 50,000 first printing.

The great reclamation
by Rachel Heng

With the future of their fishing village in jeopardy after the Japanese army invades Singapore, Ah Boon, gifted with the unique ability to locate bountiful, movable islands that no one else can find, and Siok Mei, the spirited girl he has come to love, must decide who they want to be.

Silver alert
by Lee Smith

Rather than give up his independence, Herb, a stubborn elderly man, heads off on one last joy ride to Key West in his Porsche along with Dee Dee, his new young friend, setting off a Silver Alert. 40,000 first printing.

Romantic comedy : a novel
by Curtis Sittenfeld

A sketch writer for a late-night comedy show, Sally Milz pokes fun at the phenomenon of talented but average men who’ve gotten romantically involved with beautiful women and how the reverse never happens until she meets a pop music sensation who flips the script on all her assumptions. Original.

The haunting of Alejandra
by V. Castro

Struggling with a darkness that threatens to consume her, Alejandra discovers she, like the women in her family before her, is being haunted by La Llorona, the vengeful and murderous mother of Mexican Legend, and must summon everything she’s inherited from her foremothers to banish this demon forever.

Some desperate glory
by Emily Tesh

One of the best warriors of her generation, Kyr, when Command relegates her to Nursery to bear sons until she dies trying, takes humanity’s revenge into her own hands, escaping into a universe far more complicated than she was taught and far more wondrous than she could have imagined. 125,000 first printing.

Weyward : a novel
by Emilia Hart

Told over five centuries through three connected women, this riveting novel follows Kate, in 2019, as she seeks refuge in Weyward Cottage; Altha, in 1619, as she uses her powers to maintain her freedom; and Violet, in 1942, as she searches for the truth about her mother’s death. 250,000 first printing.

The house is on fire
by Rachel Beanland

Told from the perspectives of four people whose actions changed the course of history, this masterful work of historical fiction takes readers back to 1811 Richmond, Virginia, where, on the night after Christmas, the city’s only theater burned to the ground, tearing apart a community.

Wolf trap : a thriller
by Connor Sullivan

A former Ground Branch paramilitary officer, Brian Rhome, thinking his time with this elite group of shadow operatives was over, instead finds himself in the midst of a deadly conspiracy that threatens the highest levels of American democracy.

Grizzly moon
by Patrick Dearen

“For nineteen years, Wash Baker has been haunted by the memory of a cattle drive and firing into the night at what he thought was a grizzly, only to kill his young son and narrowly miss a second boy, Trey. Now, in 1899, confirmed tracks of grizzly-a species of bear unknown in Texas-have been found at a Davis Mountains camp meeting attended by Wash and his daughter, Grace. This novel is based on the actual 1899 hunt for the only documented grizzly ever found in Texas”

New Audiobooks

The perfumist of Paris / : Library Edition
by Alka Joshi

After being tasked with her first major project for the master perfumer, Radha travels to India, enlisting the help of her sisters and the courtesans of Agra, but discovers that the son she gave up years earlier is heading to locate her in Paris–threatening her marriage and carefully managed world

Never Sleep : Library Edition
by Fred Van Lente

The year is 1861, the eve of Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration. For Kate Warn, the first female private detective in American history, the only assignment tougher than exposing a conspiracy to assassinate the new president is training her new mentee, Hattie MacLaughlin, in the art of detection. The two women’s mission to save the president takes them from the granges of rural Maryland to the heart of secessionist high society, and sets them on a collision course that could alter the course of history. When Kate’s cover is blown, Hattie must choose between saving her new friend, and her country. Based on a true story.

Every man a king
by Walter Mosley

NYPD investigator Joe King Oliver is tested when asked by his billionaire friend to defend a White nationalist who has been accused of murder, in the sequel to the Edgar Award-winning Down the River Unto the Sea. 100,000 first printing.

New Nonfiction

A fever in the heartland : the Ku Klux Klan’s plot to take over America, and the woman who stopped them
by Timothy Egan

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist traces the Ku Klux Klan’s rise to power in the 1920s, driven by the con man D.C. Stephenson, and how a seemingly powerless woman named Madge Oberholtzer brought them to their knees. Illustrations.

Your brain on art : how the arts transform us
by Susan Magsamen

Combining breakthrough research, insights from multidisciplinary pioneers and real-life stories, this authoritative guide to the new science of neuroaesthetics shows how the arts, from painting and dancing to expressive writing, architecture and more, are essential for improving physical and mental health. Illustrations.

Swipe : The Science Behind Why We Don’t Finish What We Start
by Tracy Maylett

“The key to escaping the cycle of failure, disengagement, and regret. Every day we wake up determined to engage with life — to overcome work challenges, finish that novel, reach fitness goals, or repair a strained relationship. Despite our best intentions, we fall short. Why is it so hard to finish what we start? Are we doomed to a lifetime of regret? Reaching goals after repeated frustration starts with understanding the impulse known as the Swipe, a side effect of our high-tech culture. Based on a massive research database, and drawing on disciplines from neurobiology to business, Tracy Maylett and Tim Vandehey reveal a powerful psychological process that makes us disengage from what (or who) we care about most — often when we’re heartbreakingly close to real breakthroughs. In Swipe, readers will learn how this mechanism works and recognize when they’re caught on the ‘Hamster Wheel.’ They’ll discover how to short-circuit the Swipe, reengage, and finally finish what they start”

Weathering : the extraordinary stress of ordinary life in an unjust society
by Arline T. Geronimus

“Fusing science and social justice, renowned public health researcher Dr. Arline T. Geronimus offers an urgent book exploring the ways in which systemic injustice erodes the health of marginalized people”

Still life with bones : genocide, forensics, and what remains
by Alexa Hagerty

An anthropologist, working with forensic teams and victims’ families to investigate crimes against humanity in Latin America, comes to see how cutting-edge science also acts as a way of caring for the dead with symbolic force that can repair societies torn apart by violence.

Built to move : the ten essential habits to help you move freely and live fully
by Kelly Starrett

Written for both exercisers and non-exercisers, offers ten tests and ten physical practices to help the human body function well and feel great in the new mobility guide from the innovators behind Becoming a Supple Leopard. Illustrations.

Sweet enough / : A Dessert Cookbook
by Alison Roman

Presenting dessert recipes that feel special and approachable, impressive and doable, a New York-based cook and New York Times bestselling author shows how to make simple yet sublime sweets that are a perfect finish to any dinner. Illustrations.

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