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New arrivals!

by Luann Edwards on 2023-08-31T09:00:00-04:00 in Using Pfeiffer Library | 0 Comments


Looking for some leisurely reading over the long holiday weekend? Check out this selection from our new arrivals:


Cover ArtMurder Aboard by Michael Hiam
Call Number: HV6535.A78 H53 2019
ISBN: 9781493041312
Publication Date: 2019-05-01
From an author praised by the Wall Street Journal for his "eye for a good story" comes an account of the Herbert Fuller tragedy of 1896, a tragedy that occurred on the high seas and involved the senseless slaughter of three of the twelve souls on board. Stunned by this act of random violence, and in sure knowledge that one or more of their own was the murderer, the living turn the vessel to shore, 750 miles distant.In the nightmarish days and nights of suspense that follow, first one and then another of the remaining nine is seized by others as the culprit. Upon reaching port, however, all are under suspicion--until the man most likely to have committed the act is, for reasons having to do with race, exonerated and the man most likely to be innocent, prosecuted.At the center of this gripping and gruesome story is the first mate, Thomas Bram, whose subsequent murder trials became as widely followed by the press and public as was the famous trial of Lizzie Borden just a few years before. Unlike the Borden case, remembered today in books, movies, and children's rhymes, the Bram case was almost lost to the collective memory. Fortunately, C. Michael Hiam, in the manner of Erik Larson, now brings it to life.
Cover ArtThe Red Circle by Brandon Webb; John David Mann; Marcus Luttrell (Foreword by)
Call Number: VG87 .W43 2014
ISBN: 1250055091
Publication Date: 2014-07-29
The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen "If you want to know what makes up the DNA of a Navy SEAL and have a behind-the-scenes look at the best sniper program in the world, then 'hold 1 right for wind' and readThe Red Circle."-Chris Kyle, SEAL Team Three Chief and bestselling author ofAmerican Sniper Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan,The Red Circleprovides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist. "Impressive and well-written...The Red Circle is a great book."-Howard E. Wasdin, Navy SEAL and bestselling author ofSEAL Team Six Yet it is Webb's distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy "sniper cell" and Course Manager of the Navy SEAL Sniper Program that trained some of America's finest and deadliest warriors-including Marcus Luttrell and Chris Kyle-that makes his story so compelling. From his days as a student going through the sniper course to his hair-raising close calls with Taliban and al Qaeda forces in the northern Afghanistan to his vivid account of designing new sniper standards andtraining some of the most accomplished snipers of the twenty-first century, Webb reveals how the Special Operations warriors at the forefront of today's military are forged. "A recounting of the hellish mental and physical tests required to earn a SEAL's trident pin."-San Diego Union-Tribune This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.
Cover ArtCommand Authority by Tom Clancy; Mark Greaney
Call Number: PS3553.L245 C66 2013
ISBN: 9780399160479
Publication Date: 2013-12-03
The #1 New York Times-bestselling author and master of the modern day thriller returns with his All-Star team. There’s a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan. 
Cover ArtWhat Comes After by Joanne Tompkins
Call Number: PS3620.O58133 W47 2021 CCU
ISBN: 9780593085998
Publication Date: 2021-04-13
Runner Up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist for the Washington State Book Award Edgar Prize Finalist for Best Debut Novel by an American Author Shortlisted for the Prix Libre Nous, Best Foreign Book in French Translation New York Times, Group Text Pick for April 2021 New York Times Editor's Choice Pick Named a top beach read of summer by Oprah Daily, Good Housekeeping, The Wall Street Journal, and more "Nail-biting wallop of a debut . . . a thoughtful, unexpectedly optimistic tale." --The New York Times "If you enjoyed The Searcher by Tana French, read What Comes After by JoAnne Tompkins. . . . a mystery--and a gritty meditation on loss and redemption, drenched in stillness and grief." --The Washington Post After the shocking death of two teenage boys tears apart a community in the Pacific Northwest, a mysterious pregnant girl emerges out of the woods and into the lives of those same boys' families--a moving and hopeful novel about forgiveness and human connection. In misty, coastal Washington State, Isaac lives alone with his dog, grieving the recent death of his teenage son, Daniel. Next door, Lorrie, a working single mother, struggles with a heinous act committed by her own teenage son. Separated by only a silvery stretch of trees, the two parents are emotionally stranded, isolated by their great losses--until an unfamiliar sixteen-year-old girl shows up, bridges the gap, and changes everything. Evangeline's arrival at first feels like a blessing, but she is also clearly hiding something. When Isaac, who has retreated into his Quaker faith, isn't equipped to handle her alone, Lorrie forges her own relationship with the girl. Soon all three characters are forced to examine what really happened in their overlapping pasts, and what it all possibly means for a shared future. With a propulsive mystery at its core, What Comes After offers an unforgettable story of loss and anger, but also of kindness and hope, courage and forgiveness. It is a deeply moving account of strangers and friends not only helping each other forward after tragedy but inspiring a new kind of family.
Cover ArtThe Last Nomad by Shugri Said Salh
Call Number: DT407.3.S25 A3 2022 CCU
ISBN: 1643752561
Publication Date: 2022-07-19
A remarkable and inspiring true story that "stuns with raw beauty" about one woman's resilience, her courageous journey to America, and her family's lost way of life. Finalist for the 2022 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Nonfiction Award Winner of the 2022 Gold Nautilus Award, Multicultural & Indigenous Category Born in Somalia, a spare daughter in a large family, Shugri Said Salh was sent at age six to live with her nomadic grandmother in the desert. The last of her family to learn this once-common way of life, Salh found herself chasing warthogs, climbing termite hills, herding goats, and moving constantly in search of water and grazing lands with her nomadic family. For Salh, though the desert was a harsh place threatened by drought, predators, and enemy clans, it also held beauty, innovation, centuries of tradition, and a way for a young Sufi girl to learn courage and independence from a fearless group of relatives. Salh grew to love the freedom of roaming with her animals and the powerful feeling of community found in nomadic rituals and the oral storytelling of her ancestors. As she came of age, though, both she and her beloved Somalia were forced to confront change, violence, and instability. Salh writes with engaging frankness and a fierce feminism of trying to break free of the patriarchal beliefs of her culture, of her forced female genital mutilation, of the loss of her mother, and of her growing need for independence. Taken from the desert by her strict father and then displaced along with millions of others by the Somali Civil War, Salh fled first to a refugee camp on the Kenyan border and ultimately to North America to learn yet another way of life. Readers will fall in love with Salh on the page as she tells her inspiring story about leaving Africa, learning English, finding love, and embracing a new horizon for herself and her family. Honest and tender, The Last Nomad is a riveting coming-of-age story of resilience, survival, and the shifting definitions of home.
Pick yours up before 5pm on Friday, September 1, to read over the weekend!

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