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We’re all hunkered down at home, but that doesn’t mean missing out on new books! We’ve put together a list of great reads released March through May, available for immediate download on hoopla or OverDrive.

May 11, 2020

We’re all hunkered down at home, but that doesn’t mean missing out on new books! We’ve put together a list of great reads released March through May, available for immediate download on hoopla or OverDrive 🙂


Joy at Work: Organizing your Professional Life Book Cover

Joy at Work: Organizing your Professional Life

Marie Kondō

The best-selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and the psychologist author of Stretch share anecdotes, studies and strategies for promoting workplace fulfillment through focused organization and productivity.

eBook on OverDrive

Biography & Memoir

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The House of Kennedy

James Patterson

The Kennedys have always been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel, living by the dual family mottos: “To whom much is given, much is expected” and “Win at all costs.” And they do–but at a price.

eBook on OverDrive

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Hidden Valley Road

Robert Kolker

Tells the heartrending story of a midcentury American family with 12 children, 6 of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science’s great hope in the quest to understand the disease.

eBook on OverDrive

Realistic Fiction

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Redhead by the Side of the Road

Anne Tyler

From the beloved and bestselling Anne Tyler, a sparkling new novel about misperception, second chances and the sometimes elusive power of human connection.

eBook on OverDrive

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Julia Alvarez

Reeling from her beloved husband’s sudden death in the wake of her retirement, an immigrant writer is further derailed by the reappearance of her unstable sister and an entreaty for help by a pregnant undocumented teen.

eBook on hoopla

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Separation Anxiety

Laura Zigman

A once-promising children’s book writer navigates the humbling realities of middle age and dysfunctional family life while pursuing well-intentioned but increasingly disastrous changes.

eBook on hoopla Audiobook on hoopla

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These Ghosts are Family

Maisy Card

A man on his deathbed reveals that he stole another man’s identity decades earlier, traces the family’s history from colonial Jamaica to present-day Harlem and reconnects with the firstborn daughter he never knew.

eBook on OverDrive

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My Dark Vanessa

Kate Elizabeth Russell

Asked to help defend an older high-school English teacher with whom she had an affair at age 15, Vanessa struggles to choose between her romantic teen illusions and harrowing adult perceptions.

eBook on OverDrive

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Chelsea Bieker

Enduring appalling treatment in a Central Valley agricultural community under the orders of an unscrupulous cult leader, Lacey receives support from women friends who help her search for the mother who abandoned her.

eBook on OverDrive

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Braided Pork

An Yu

Discovering her husband’s dead body beside a pencil sketch of a mysterious figure, Jia Jia launches an odyssey across contemporary Beijing before discovering unexpected love with a jaded bartender.

eBook on hoopla

Historical Fiction

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The Book of Longings

Sue Monk Kidd

A first-century intellectual fights the limitations imposed on women before an encounter with an 18-year-old Jesus leads to their marriage, his dangerous public ministry and her flight to safety in Alexandria.

eBook on OverDrive

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The Book of Lost Friends

Lisa Wingate

A modern-day teacher discovers the story of three Reconstruction-era women and how it connects to her own students’ lives.

eBook on OverDrive

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Deacon King Kong

James McBride

In the aftermath of a 1969 Brooklyn church deacon’s public shooting of a local drug dealer, the community’s African-American and Latinx witnesses find unexpected support from each other when they are targeted by violent mobsters.

eBook on OverDrive

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The Night Watchman

Louise Erdrich

A historical novel based on the life of the National Book Award-winning author’s grandfather traces the experiences of a Chippewa Council night watchman in mid-19th-century rural North Dakota who fights Congress to enforce Native American treaty rights.

eBook on OverDrive

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The Mirror & the Light

Hilary Mantel

A tale inspired by the final years of Thomas Cromwell describes how after the execution of Anne Boleyn and childbed death of Queen Jane, the former blacksmith’s son orchestrates a desperate plot to fortify England and save his own life.

eBook on OverDrive

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How Much of These Hills Is Gold

C Pam Zhang

Two orphaned Chinese immigrant siblings flee the threats of their gold rush mining town across an unforgiving landscape where their survival is tested by family secrets, sibling rivalry and disparate goals.

eBook on OverDrive

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The Mountains Sing

Nguyẽ̂n Phan Qué̂ Mai

Years after a family is forced by Vietnam’s Communist Land Reforms to abandon their farm, a granddaughter comes of age as her loved ones depart for the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

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Conjure Women

Afia Atakora

A midwife and conjurer of curses reflects on her life before and after the Civil War, her relationships with the families she serves and the secrets she has learned about a plantation owner’s daughter.

eBook on OverDrive

Fantasy & Science Fiction

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The House in the Cerulean Sea

TJ Klune

Given a curious classified assignment to evaluate the potential risks posed by six supernatural orphans, a case worker at the Department in Charge of Magical Youth bonds with an enigmatic caregiver who hides dangerous secrets.

eBook on OverDrive

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Chosen Ones

Veronica Roth

Five twenty-something heroes famous for saving the world when they were teenagers must face even greater demons-and reconsider what it means to be a hero.

eBook on OverDrive

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The City We Became

N.K. Jemisin

This first book of an exciting new series by a Hugo Award-winning author takes readers into the dark underbelly of New York City, where a roiling, ancient evil stirs in the halls of power, threatening to destroy the city and her six newborn avatars.

eBook on OverDrive

Mystery & Thriller

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Darling Rose Gold

Stephanie Wrobel

Enduring decades of serious illness as a victim of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy before exposing her mother’s behavior, Rose Gold invites her unrepentant mother back into her life to secretly settle the score.

eBook on OverDrive

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Three Hours in Paris

Cara Black

A suspenseful historical tale based on the mystery of Hitler’s abrupt departure from newly occupied 1940 Paris follows the mission of a British intelligence markswoman who, while trying to assassinate the Fuhrer, discovers that she has been set up.

eBook on OverDrive

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The Other Mrs.

Mary Kubica

Unnerved by her husband’s inheritance of a decrepit coastal property and the presence of a disturbed relative, community newcomer Sadie uncovers harrowing facts about her family’s possible role in a neighbor’s murder.

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The Glass Hotel

Emily St. John

A captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts, and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it.

eBook on OverDrive

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The Red Lotus

Chris Bohjalian

Falling in love with a wounded former patient and accompanying him on a cycling trip to Vietnam, an emergency-room doctor uncovers a bizarre series of deceptions that culminate in her boyfriend’s unexplained disappearance.

eBook on OverDrive


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The Honey-Don’t List

Christina Lauren

Accompanying a reality-show couple on a book-signing tour, a country girl who desperately needs her job and an MIT engineer fall for each other behind the scenes while struggling to keep their employers’ rocky marriage intact.

eBook on OverDrive

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Girl Gone Viral

Alisha Rai

A live-tweet event goes viral for a camera-shy ex-model, shoving her into the spotlight and into the arms of the bodyguard she’s been pining for.

Audiobook on hoopla eBook on OverDrive

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You Deserve Each Other

Sarah Hogle

Bored silly by her too-good-to-be-true fiancé, Naomi learns that her groom has also been feigning happiness, a discovery that triggers a battle of pranks, sabotage and emotional warfare that throws their wedding into chaos.

eBook on OverDrive

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If I Never Met You

Mhairi McFarlane

Humiliated when her long-time boyfriend breaks up with her amid rumors of an illicit pregnancy, Laurie agrees to pretend she is seriously dating the office playboy, who needs a steady girlfriend to protect his professional integrity.

Audiobook on hoopla eBook on OverDrive

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The Happy Ever After Playlist

Abby Jimenez

Adopting a rescue puppy to help her get her life back on track two years after losing her fiance, Sloan clashes with the mischievous pup’s original owner, Jason, a rising musician who challenges Sloan to make difficult choices.

eBook on OverDrive

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The Two Lives of Lydia Bird

Josie Silver

A woman grieving the loss of her fiance finds herself swapping back and forth between parallel lives, including one in which her first love has survived and another involving a new person who is asking her to move on.

eBook on OverDrive

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Writers & Lovers

Lily King

A follow-up to the award-winning Euphoria follows the story of a former child golf prodigy-turned-unemployed writer whose determination to live a creative life is complicated by her relationships with two very different men.

eBook on OverDrive