Check Out These New Library Books!

Here are some new books you can check out, including a couple of physical copies you can reserve for Curbside Pickup! Please read the full details of Abbot Public Library’s Curbside PIckup Service here.

Family for Beginners by Sarah Morgan

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier may come to mind while reading this book. Engaging writer Sarah Morgan offers a new novel about Flora the florist whose whirlwind romance becomes difficult when meeting the family and friends of Jack Parker and the secrets emerging surrounding his late wife. Check out the ebook on Overdrive or the audiobook on hoopla.

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird : a Novel by Josie Silver

Lydia Bird tragically loses her partner, Freddie Hunter, in a car accident. In an effort to cope with her grief through medicine, she experiences lucid dreams about her continued life with Freddie while living her other life by day. Josie Silver’s book is beautifully written with richly developed characters. 

Check it out in print or ebook format. 

The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen

Rhys Bowen, author of the enjoyable Royal Spyness Mysteries and Molly Murphy Mysteries has written some historical fiction as well, including The Victory Garden. Set in England in the early 1900s during World War I, Emily Bryce falls for a pilot who is recuperating. He is sent back into battle in France and Emily joins the Women’s Land Army and leaves home. This novel depicts a time of turbulent change during this tragic war.

Reserve the physical copy now for Curbside Pickup!

Quick Reads for the Weekend: A Collection of Short Stories and Novellas

If it Bleeds by Stephen King

Four novellas comprise this new work by popular Stephen King, master of suspense and horror. You may have to sleep with the lights on for a few days. Which leads us to…

Sleep No More by P.D. James

Brilliant writer of mystery, P. D. James, master of the short story genre (see also Mistletoe Murder) offers six stories in Sleep No More. She is the writer of the classic Adam Dalgliesh mysteries. 

Triple Homicide by James Patterson 

Short ebooks have become popular, and James Patterson has a series called Bookshots. This collection of three includes thrillers with three of his popular series, Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, and The Women’s Murder Club.

Midnight at Tiffany’s by Sarah Morgan

Wonderfully entertaining author Sarah Morgan wrote this prequel to the enjoyable From Manhattan with Love series. Matilda is an aspiring author whose awkward demeanor is nothing like the bold heroines of her novels, until meeting Chase Adams. Working her day job as a waitress, she finds herself spilling champagne at a function and leaving a lasting impression on Chase. 

A Week in Summer by Maeve Binchy

Classic prolific Irish author Maeve Binchy wrote heartwarming novels, including A Week in Winter, as well as this short story. Brian and Kathleen, happily married for years, plan a much needed vacation to Ireland where surprises await.

Trains and Lovers by Alexander McCall Smith

In these short stories from bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, four strangers on a train from Edinburgh to London exchange personal stories of love and loss.

Check out more short stories and novellas on Overdrive or through the Libby app, as well as short stories and novellas on hoopla! Starting next week, you can also reserve physical copies of short stories with your online account for pickup! See our instructions for Curbside Pickup for more details.