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The following books are now available at the Transylvanian County Library.


Clement, Olivier. “The Queen’s Men”. Someone wants Queen Elizabeth I dead. As she drove through Waltham Forest, her car was riddled with bull holes of masked gunmen who vanished into the dark. Now the Queen’s private secretary Sir Walsingham must find the shooters who won’t stop until she’s dead. At the same time, Elizabeth and her Privy Council seek a way to protect her country and her throne which they believe to be by Greek fire, a “recipe that disappeared with the collapse of the Byzantine Empire”. (KEY FIC)

Mac Leod, Alison. “Tenderness.” When DH Lawrence was trying to publish his novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover, a story about class distinction and sensuality, he knew he would be censored so he published it privately and died alone and poor. Alison MacLeod’s Tenderness reimagines the fate of history at the hands of future first lady, Jackie Kennedy. Kennedy is horrified that America is attempting to censor Lawerence’s novel and pledges to ensure its publication. (FIC MAC)

Picoult, Jodi. “Wish you were Here.” Diana has planned her life perfectly. She will be married at thirty, have children at thirty-five, climb “the professional ladder” in her field and leave New York for the suburbs. She’s sure her boyfriend is preparing to propose their next trip to the Galapagos, just days before his 30th birthday. But when a new virus sweeps the globe, Diana’s boyfriend is unable to make the trip. She continues so as not to lose money, but the trip is miserable with lost luggage and no wi-fi. To make matters worse, Diana cannot leave after the week as the island closes its borders. So much for his perfect life plan. (FIC PIC)

Ramisetti, Kirthana. “Dava Shastri’s last day.” Dava has just learned that she has a terminal illness, so she “arranges for her death to be interrupted early so that she can read the obituaries.” She invites her four grown children to her private island to give them the news and help her celebrate what she is sure will be rave reviews praising her philanthropy. Instead, two deeply hidden secrets about Dava are revealed, and her children learn what she really looks like as a person. Dava wanted everyone to celebrate her life before it was over, but finds herself trying to make peace with those she loves before it’s too late. (FIC RAM)


Hustvedt, Siri. “Mothers, Fathers and Others: New Essays. Recommended as an excellent motherhood companion, Hustvedt’s collection of essays tackles the “indignities” of vocation – the hard parts and the unexpected parts. She tells stories of times when strangers looked at her like she was a horrible person due to a minor incident, such as the time her daughter almost fell from her stroller as they walked down an escalator. But Hustvedt is very “real” in her writing, exploring all the mess of being a mother. (814.54 HUS)

Lehr, Dick. “White Hot Hate: A True Story of Domestic Terrorism in the Heart of America.” Often times, the hate lurks in quiet, dark places and no one realizes what is coming before it is too late. But such a situation was foiled before disaster struck. In a small Kansas town in 2016, three men who were part of an extremist group called the Crusaders plotted to bomb a Somali mosque in the city. They hoped to kill hundreds and encourage other groups to carry out similar attacks. An FBI informant “befriended the three men” and for eight months “recorded conversations with the militia,” resulting in disruption of their plans and strong evidence of the “conspiracy conviction.” with a view to using a weapon of mass destruction ”. (363.325 LEH)

Powers, Kristen. “Saving Grace: Speak your truth, stay focused, and learn to coexist with people who drive you crazy. It is clear that our nation is divided on many fronts, which has created a “cycle of outrage and self-righteousness.” Senior political analyst and author Kristen Powers finds she has to work hard not to get caught up in the vitriolic and has decided that she will do whatever she can to keep the peace. Powers has created a “model for a different kind of America” ​​where, despite our differing opinions and ideals, we can all find potential in others. (303.6 prisoner of war)

Weiwei, Ai. “1000 years of joys and sorrows: a memoir. Ai Weiwei spent his childhood in exile in Chinese “Little Siberia” where his father was sentenced for his participation in the Cultural Revolution. He grew up with little freedom to express his innate creativity. Eventually he left his country to study art in America, but returned to China to become an “art superstar and international human rights activist”. WeiWei shows how this talitarian regime is a target of the Chinese authorities. (B Weiwei)

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