Here are some great new reads – check them out!
The Rumor – by Elin Hilderbrand
Just out in paperback! A friendship is tested in this irresistible page-turner from “New York Times” bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand. Nantucket writer Madeline King couldn’t have picked a worse time to have writer’s block. Her deadline is looming, her bills are piling up, and inspiration is in short supply. Madeline’s best friend Grace, is hard at work transforming her garden into the envy of the island with the help of a ruggedly handsome landscape architect. Before she realizes it, Grace is on the verge of a decision that will irrevocably change her life. Could Grace’s crisis be Madeline’s salvation? As the gossip escalates, and the summer’s explosive events come to a head, Grace and Madeline try desperately to set the record straight–but the truth might be even worse than rumor has it.
The Name of God Is Mercy – by Pope Francis
In his first book published as Pope, and in conjunction with the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here invites all humanity to an intimate and personal dialogue on the subject closest to his heart mercy which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy. In this conversation with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, Francis explains through memories from his youth and moving anecdotes from his experiences as a pastor why mercy is the first attribute of God. God does not want anyone to be lost. His mercy is infinitely greater than our sins, he writes. As well, the Church cannot close the door on anyone, Francis asserts on the contrary, its duty is to go out into the world to find its way into the consciousness of people so that they can assume responsibility for, and move away from, the bad things they have done.
Felicity: Poems – by Mary Oliver
“If I have any secret stash of poems, anywhere, it might be about love, not anger”, Mary Oliver once said in an interview. Finally, in her stunning new collection, “Felicity,” we can immerse ourselves in Oliver’s love poems. Here, great happiness abounds.
Our most delicate chronicler of physical landscape, Oliver has described her work as loving the world. With Felicity she examines what it means to love another person. She opens our eyes again to the territory within our own hearts; to the wild and to the quiet. In these poems, she describes with joy the strangeness and wonder of human connection.
Patrick Robinson, co-author of the NYT bestseller Lone Survivor shares the gripping untold story of Mohammed Gulab, the Pashtun warrior who defied the Taliban and saved the life of American hero and Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell. The Lion of Sabray reveals the amazing backstory of Mohammed Gulab the brave man who forever changed the course of life for his Afghan family, his village, and himself.
What You See – by Hank Phillippi Ryan
What You See is Phillipi’s latest (4th) installment in her Jane Ryland mystery series. A wedding is planned in Jane Ryland’s family, but there’s a disaster instead. Nine-year-old Gracie–supposed to be the flower girl–has been taken by her stepdad. Where are they? Is the girl in danger? Reporter Jane Ryland learns there’s a limit to the bonds of family–and learns to her peril what happens when loved ones are pushed too far.
In her new novel My Name Is Lucy Barton, Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kitteridge) shows how a simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the most tender relationship of all– the one between mother and daughter. Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn’t spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy’s childhood seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy s life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters. Knitting this powerful narrative together is a brilliant storytelling voice.