New Castle County Staff Picks - October 2023

Updated September 30, 2023
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What have we done
Finlay, Alex
In this "top-notch mystery thriller" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) from Alex Finlay, What Have We Done is a tale about the lives we leave behind and the secrets we carry with us forever. One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2023:* BookPage...
Sure, I'll join your cult : a memoir of mental illness and the quest to belong anywhere
Bamford, Maria
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From "weird, scary, ingenious" (The New York Times) stand-up comedian Maria Bamford, a brutally honest and hilariously frenetic memoir about show business, mental health, and the comfort of rigid belief systems--from Dale...
Small town sins : a novel
Jaworowski, Ken
Ken Jaworowski's Small Town Sins is a gripping Rust Belt thriller that captures the characters of a down-and-out Pennsylvania town, revealing their troubled pasts and the crimes that could cost them their lives. In Locksburg, Pennsylvania, a former coal and steel town...
The mostly true story of Tanner & Louise
Oakley, Colleen
A Good Morning America Buzz Pick * A Marie Claire Book Club Pick for April * A Reader's Digest Book Club Pick for April * A LibraryReads Pick * One of Southern Living's Most Anticipated 2023 Releases * One of Today's Most Anticipated 2023 Releases An...
Fremantle, Elizabeth
A riveting novel based on the life of Artemisia Gentileschi--the greatest female painter of the Renaissance--as she forges her own destiny in a world dominated by the will of men. This is the ring that you gave me, and these are your promises. 
Nightbloom : a novel
Medie, Peace A.
Peace Adzo Medie, author of Reese's Book Club pick His Only Wife, returns with a moving novel about the unbreakable power of female friendship. When Selasi and Akorfa were young girls in Ghana, they were more than just cousins; they were inseparable. Selasi...
Mister Magic : a novel
White, Kiersten
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * Who is Mister Magic? Former child stars reunite to uncover the tragedy that ended their show--and discover the secret of its enigmatic host--in this "skin-crawling story of pop culture fandom and '90s nostalgia" (Melissa Albert, author of The Hazel Woods) from...
Alchemy of a blackbird : a novel
McMillan, Claire
Named a Best Book of 2023 by Book Riot For fans of The Age of Light and Z comes a "beguiling novel of artistic ambition, perseverance, and friendship" (Katy Hays, New York Times bestselling author) based on the true story of the 20th-century...
Hill, Nathan
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK * The New York Times best-selling author of The Nix is back with a poignant and witty novel about a modern marriage and the bonds that keep people together. Mining the absurdities of contemporary society,...
Of time and turtles : mending the world, shell by shattered shell
Montgomery, Sy
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * THE PERFECT GIFT FOR NATURE LOVERS * INCLUDES ARTWORK * NATIONAL BESTSELLER * AMAZON EDITOR'S PICK and BEST BOOK OF 2023 * INDIE BESTSELLER "Montgomery's heart-tugging conversations with teammates and her commitment to helping an octogenarian named...
What the dead know : learning about life as a New York City death investigator
Butcher, Barbara
A "remarkably candid and sensitive" (The Wall Street Journal) memoir of more than twenty years of death-scene investigations by New York City death investigator Barbara Butcher. Barbara Butcher was early in her recovery from alcoholism when she found an unexpected lifeline...

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