Book Buzz for May 12, 2022

BALDWIN — Stop by the Pathfinder Community Library and check out these new titles added to our collection.

BOOK OF THE WEEK:  "Four Treasures of the Sky" by Jenny Tinghui Zhang (fiction).  Daiyu never wanted to be like the tragic heroine for whom she was named, revered for her beauty and cursed with heartbreak. But when she is kidnapped and smuggled across an ocean from China to America, Daiyu must relinquish the home and future she imagined for herself. Over the years that follow, she is forced to keep reinventing herself to survive. From a calligraphy school, to a San Francisco brothel, to a shop tucked into the Idaho mountains, we follow Daiyu on a desperate quest to outrun the tragedy that chases her. As anti-Chinese sentiment sweeps across the country in a wave of unimaginable violence, Daiyu must draw on each of the selves she has been—including the ones she most wants to leave behind—in order to finally claim her own name and story.

NEW NON FICTION:  "One Damn Thing After Another" by William Barr, "Sandtown Survivor: growing up Indian in the twentieth century" by Clearing Sky Woman, "Bitter Sweet" by Susan Cain, "Atomic Habits" by James Clear, "The Woodlot Management" by Stewart Hilts, and "Poet Warrior" by Joy Harjo.

NEW MYSTERY:  "The Blood Knot" by John Galligan, "The Shadow House" by Anna Downes, "A Song for the Dark Times" by Ian Rankin, "Bad Axe County" by John Galligan, "Memphis" by Tara M. Stringfellow, "Crimson Summer" by Summer Graham, "The Dirty South" by John Connolly, and "The Paris Apartment" by Lucy Foley.

NEW FICTION:  "Four Treasures of the Sky" by Jenny Tinghui Zhang, "Dream Town" (large print also) by David Baldacci, "A Hundred Crickets Singing" by Cathy Gohlke, "Sea of Tranquility" by Emily St. John Mandel, "Sunday at the Sunflower Inn" by Jodi Thomas, "Cold Snap" by Marc Cameron, "French Braid" by Anne Tyler, "Blood Sugar" by Sascha Rothchild, "The Diamond Eye" by Kate Quinn, "The Breaker" by Nick Petrie, and "The Candy House" by Jennifer Egan.