The SEKnFind Newsletter May 2023

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New Fiction

A history of burning
by Janika Oza

Taken from his village in India to work on the East African Railway for the British, Pirbhai spends his life reconciling an act he committed to survive that will haunt his family’s future for years to come. 50,000 first printing.

You know her
by Meagan Jennett

Becoming friends with Sophie Braam, Officer Nora Martin, new to the unwelcoming Bellair Police Department, begins to suspect something’s not quite right with the unnerving, enigmatic bartender and discovers she’s the serial killer terrorizing their small town, but wonders if anyone will believe her. 75,000 first printing.

Vera Wong’s unsolicited advice for murderers
by Jesse Q. Sutanto

When she discovers a dead man in the middle of her tea shop, Vera Wong, a suspicious Chinese mother with time on her hands, calls the police but not before swiping the flash drive from the body, setting a trap for the killer that becomes complicated by unexpected friendships with her customers.

Where waters meet
by Ling Zhang

Struggling with the unexpected loss of her mother, Phoenix Yuan-Whyller brings her mother’s ashes back to her homeland of China, on what at first seems like a daughter’s quest to uncover a mother’s secrets, but soon becomes a startling journey of self-discovery

Late bloomers : a novel
by Deepa Varadarajan

Thirty-six years into their dutiful but unhappy arranged marriage, an Indian couple decide to get a divorce and start new paths in life, leaving their adult children unmoored, confused and hiding secrets about their own lives.

Bear with me now
by Katie Shepard

After being hospitalized for depression and sent to a wilderness therapy retreat, Teagan is saved from a bear attack by the program’s handywoman and hires her to return to New York with him as an unnecessary sober companion. Original.

The island
by Natasha Preston

A visit to a private amusement park is the trip of a lifetime for a group of teen influencers, until they learn that getting off the island alive is not part of the plan

Camp zero : a novel
by Michelle Min Sterling

“In a near-future northern settlement, the fate of a young woman intertwines with those of a college professor and a collective of women soldiers in this mesmerizing and transportive novel in the vein of Station Eleven and The Power. In the far north of Canada, a team led by a visionary American architect is building a project called Camp Zero. With its fresh, clean air and cold climate, it’s intended to be the beginning of a new community and a new way of life. A brilliant and determined young woman employed as a sex worker to the elite is offered a chance to join the Blooms, a group meant to service the men in camp-but her mission is to secretly monitor the mercurial architect in charge. In return, she’ll receive a home for her displaced Korean immigrant mother and herself. Upon arrival at Camp Zero, she is named Rose. Rose quickly secures the trust of her target, but in the camp, everyone has an agenda, and her alliances begin to shift. Through skillfully braided perspectives, including those of a young professor longing to escape his wealthy family and an all-woman military brigade struggling for survival at a climate research station, the fate of Camp Zero and its inhabitants reaches a stunning crescendo. An electrifying page-turner where nothing isas it seems, Camp Zero cleverly explores how the intersection of gender, class, and migration will impact who and what will survive in a warming world”

Fourth wing
by Rebecca Yarros

“Twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail was supposed to enter the Scribe Quadrant, living a quiet life among books and history. Now, the commanding general–also known as her tough-as-talons mother–has ordered Violet to join the hundreds of candidates striving to become the elite of Navarre: dragon riders. But when you’re smaller than everyone else and your body is brittle, death is only a heartbeat away…because dragons don’t bond to “fragile” humans. They incinerate them. With fewer dragons willing to bond than cadets, most would kill Violet to better their own chances of success. The rest would kill her just for being her mother’s daughter–like Xaden Riorson, the most powerful and ruthless wingleader in the Riders Quadrant. She’ll need every edge her wits can give her just to see the next sunrise”

The long march home : a World War II novel of the Pacific
by Marcus Brotherton

“Inspired by a true story, three best friends from Mobile, Alabama are captured in the Philippines during WWII–they vow to return home together. They struggle to survive against impossible odds that becomes known as the Bataan Death March”

The trackers : a novel
by Charles Frazier

Commissioned to create a mural representing Dawes, Wyoming, for their new Post Office, Val Welch, a painter in Depression-era America, stays with a wealthy art lover, his wife and a mysterious elder cowboy where he turns up secrets that could spark formidable changes for all of them. 150,000 first printing.

Fortitude : Stories of Revenge, Sacrifice and Endurance on the American Frontier
by Hazel Rumney

Travel back in time with these fourteen new stories that explore the individual courage and strength the tumultuous American frontier required. These stories are written by award-winning authors and the most exciting new voices in historical fiction. Fortitude and Other Frontier Stories, edited by Hazel Rumney, features engaging stories that will delight readers. These stories capture the spirit of freedom and individualism in the evolving 19th century American frontier. These epic narratives of courage and survival are organized by timeframe to offer readers a panoramic view of pioneers who faced life-changing challenges in settings that are in stark contrast to civilized society. In this anthology, you’ll enjoy stories by bestselling and award-winning authors such as Preston Lewis, K. Lyn Wurth, W. Michael Farmer, John D. Nesbitt, Larry D. Sweazy, Michael R. Ritt, Sharon Frame Gay, L. J. Martin, Greg Hunt, Diana Holguin-Balogh, Lisa Majewski, Del Howison, Butch Denny, John Neely Davis, and Richard Prosch.

New Audiobooks

The only survivors : a novel
by Megan Miranda

“A thrilling mystery about a group of former classmates who reunite to mark the tenth anniversary of a tragic accident–only to have one of the survivors disappear, casting fear and suspicion on the original tragedy”

The Golden Doves : a novel
by Martha Hall Kelly

To finally secure justice and protect the ones they love, two former female spies, American Josie Anderson and Parisian Arlette LaRue, aka the Golden Doves, risk everything to hunt down an infamous Nazi doctor in the aftermath of World War II

Things I Wish I Told My Mother
by Susan Patterson

When Laurie, a nomadic artist, surprises her mother, an elegant perfectionist, with a dream vacation to Paris, which brings an unexpected sparkle to her eyes, mother and daughter unpack a lifetime of secrets and hopes in the City of Light. 150,000 first printing.

New Nonfiction

Sing, memory : the remarkable story of the man who saved the music of the Nazi camps
by Makana Eyre

Drawing on oral history and testimony, as well as extensive archival research, this powerful story recounts the transformation of Polish nationalist Aleksander Kulisiewicz after an unlikely friendship with a Jewish conductor in Sachsenhausen who tasked him with a mission: to save the musical heritage of the victims of the Nazi camps. Illustrations.

Quantum supremacy : how the quantum computer revolution will change everything
by Michio Kaku

The best-selling author of The God Equation turns his attention to humanity’s next great technological advancement?—?quantum computing, which could change every aspect of our daily lives by solving some of our greatest challenges, from climate change to world hunger to incurable diseases. Original.

Generations : the real differences between Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, and Silents–and what they mean for America’s future
by Jean M. Twenge

An expert on generational change looks at the six generations of Americans currently alive, from the Silents to the still-named generation born after 2012, and how they connect, conflict and compete with one another.

The origins of you : how breaking family patterns can liberate the way we live and love
by Vienna Pharaon

Complete with guided introspection, personal experiences, client stories and more, a licensed therapist and popular Instagram relationship expert helps us understand our Family of Origin—the family and framework we grew up within—to meaningfully improve our relationships and our lives in the future.

Under alien skies : a sightseer’s guide to the universe
by Philip. Plait

Drawing on the latest scientific research and his prodigious imagination, a renowned astronomer and science communicator takes us on an immersive tour of the universe to view ten of the most spectacular sights outer space has to offer, including the strange, beautiful shadows cast by a hundred thousand stars. Illustrations.

If it sounds like a quack … : a journey to the fringes of American medicine
by Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling

An investigative reporter takes us on a wild ride through the world of fringe medicine, aka “medical freedom,” that is a growing universe of nontraditional treatments, such as leeches and baking soda IVs, and alternative healers seeking the support and approval of the government. 18,000 first printing. Illustrations.

Under the henfluence : inside the world of backyard chickens and the people who love them
by Tove Danovich

Accompanied by delightful and sometimes heartbreaking anecdotes from the author’s own henhouse, this blend of chicken-keeping memoir and animal welfare reporting explores the lives of these quirky, mysterious birds, interviewing the people breeding, training, healing and, most importantly, adoring chickens.

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