The pre-Christmas publications are rolling out, and we have shelved new books by Vince Flynn, James Patterson, Louise Erdrich, Barbara Kingsolver, Colm Toibin, Alice Munro, Ray Kurzweil, Nate Silver, and many more. We have also added new ebooks to our circulating Nooks, including Nelson DeMille’s The Panther and Jo Nesbø’s The Phantom. Travelling for Thanksgiving? Check out a Nook, and bring along an entire mini-library in an easy to carry package, with shiny new books pre-loaded.
For music lovers, we have new biographies about Robert Schumann (The Life and Work of a Romantic), Ludwig von Beethoven (The first four notes : Beethoven’s fifth and the human imagination), Neil Young (Waging Heavy Peace) and Pete Townshend (Who Am I).
For an enhanced reading experience, check out some of our music CDs to play as you read–the classical music Besler collection has many works by Schumann and Beethoven, including more than one version of the iconic Fifth. We have music and DVD performances by the Who and Neil Young and Crazy Horse in our media collection.
Other releases include Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham’s Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, Jake Tapper’s account of the battle of Kamdesh in The Outpost : an untold story of American valor , and a timely overview of The Generals: American military command from World War II to today, by Thomas E. Ricks. The book written by the growingly infamous Paula Broadwell can also be put on hold, All In: the Education of General David Petraeus.
Releasing next week, we will have David Baldacci’s newest novel, The Forgotten, in both Book and Nook form.