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New (to Us) in Popular Books

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on March 28, 2012 in Odum Library

In a dusty corner of a basement in a rambling Victorian house in northern New Hampshire, a door has long been sealed shut with 39 six-inch-long carriage bolts . . . The Night Strangers, written by Chris Bohjalian, is sort of a ghost story, but sort of not.

China Mieville’s Embassytown takes you to “a distant planet, home to the enigmatic Ariekei, sentient beings famed for a language unique in the universe, one that only a few altered human ambassadors can speak. . . . When distant political machinations deliver a new ambassador to Arieka, the fragile equilibrium between humans and aliens is violently upset.”

We invite you to be creeped out by “a mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs . . .” in Ransom Rigg’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

A writer uncovers “ancient feuds and modern-day rivalries” in a small Tennessee town in Cathy Holton’s A Summer in the South.

Emmy-nominated comedy writer and actress Mindy Kaling (from The Office) (which we also have on DVD!) confides in you like you were personal friends in Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? about “her weight, how she got to where she is, and what every man needs to appear attractive.”

Many other new (to us) titles available to check out! See them online at Popular Books page! Hold them in your hands in the Popular section, 2nd Floor lounge area near the HUB. Ask us if you want help finding anything in the library, or in someone else’s library– text us at 229-234-1947, or Chat Live at this link.


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