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
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 Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People, to Suzuki...
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...
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,...
The first bright thing
Dawson, J. R. (Omaha teaching artist)
If you knew how dark tomorrow would be, what would you do with today? "This is the magic circus book that I have been looking for all my life."―Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of Every Heart A Doorway Ringmaster -- Rin,...
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...
Tangled vines : power, privilege, and the Murdaugh family murders
Glatt, John
In Tangled Vines, bestselling true crime author John Glatt reconstructs the rise of the prestigious Murdaugh family and the shocking double murder that led to the downfall of its patriarch, Alex Murdaugh. Among the lush, tree-lined waterways of South Carolina low country...
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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