Collection Development: New & Noteworthy eBooks

Sat, 10/10/2015 - 2:00pm -- Redwood Staff

 

The Redwood Library’s extensive 3M eBook catalog grants patrons access nearly 800 titles in popular fiction, mystery and non-fiction. Here, the Redwood Staff recommend a few must-read titles.


All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.


“A novel to live in, learn from, and feel bereft over when the last page is turned," says Booklist. "Doerr’s magnificently drawn story seems at once spacious and tightly composed. . . . Doerr masterfully and knowledgeably recreates the deprived civilian conditions of war-torn France and the strictly controlled lives of the military occupiers.”


A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd


A horrific explosion at a gunpowder mill sends Bess Crawford to war-torn France to keep a deadly pattern of lies from leading to more deaths, in this compelling and atmospheric mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of A Question of Honor and An Unwilling Accomplice.


“As always, the Todds deftly juggle clues and red herrings, leading Bess and readers on a brisk chase," says Wilmington Star News. "Their intimate knowledge of rural England and the Great War period inject Bess’ first-person account with a hefty dose of verisimilitude."


Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel


The sequel to Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Bring Up the Bodies delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn.


"Mantel knows what to select, how to make her scenes vivid, how to kindle her characters," says the New Yorker, while NPR calls it Mantel's "boldest book...it reaffirms Mantel's reputation as one of England's greatest living novelists."

 

To browse more items in Redwood Library’s 3M eBook catalog, click here. Members can also request titles for purchase via the 3M service or through this link: http://www.redwoodlibrary.org/request-new-book.