Book Buzz for Nov. 24, 2022

BALDWIN  — The staff of the Pathfinder Community Library is hosting a Holiday Bake Sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 3. Stop by the library and pick up some tasty treats — all proceeds will go to the general fund.  Donations of baked goods are welcome and appreciated.  

Check out these new titles added to our collection this week:

BOOK OF THE WEEK: "Demon Copperhead" by Barbara Kingsolver (fiction). Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, Demon Copperhead is the story of a boy born to a teenage single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father’s good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. Relayed in his own unsparing voice, Demon braves the modern perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses. Through all of it, he reckons with his own invisibility in a popular culture where even the superheroes have abandoned rural people in favor of cities.

NEW FICTION: "The Winners" by Fredrik Backman, "Shrines of Gaiety" by Kate Atkinson, "Long Shadows" by David Baldacci, "Testimony" by Scott Turow, "When We Were Sisters" by Fatimah Asghar, "Demon Copperhead" by Barbara Kingsolver, "Mercury Pictures Presents" by Anthony Marra, "Signal Fires" by Dan Shapiro, "Mad Honey" by Jodi Picoult, "Rizzio" by Denise Mina.

NEW NON FICTION: "The Secret Token" by Andrew Lawler, "Maya's Song" by Renee Watson, "A Listening Walk and Other Stories" by Gene Hill, "Ted Kennedy:  A Life" by John A. Farrell, "Hero of the Empire" by Candice Millard.

NEW MYSTERY: "An Unforgiving Place" by Claire Kells, "The Wicked Girls" by Alex Marwood.