Book Buzz for Oct. 13, 2022

BALDWIN — Stop by the Pathfinder Library and check it out!

BOOK OF THE WEEK:  "West With Giraffes" by Lynda Rutledge (fiction).  It’s 1938. The Great Depression lingers. Hitler is threatening Europe, and world-weary Americans long for wonder. They find it in two giraffes who miraculously survive a hurricane while crossing the Atlantic. What follows is a twelve-day road trip in a custom truck to deliver Southern California’s first giraffes to the San Diego Zoo. Behind the wheel is the young Dust Bowl rowdy Woodrow. Inspired by true events, the tale weaves real-life figures with fictional ones, including the world’s first female zoo director, a crusty old man with a past, a young female photographer with a secret, and assorted reprobates as spotty as the giraffes.

NEW MYSTERY:  "Falling to Pieces" by Vanetta Chapman, "Dangerous Illusions Code of Honor #1" by Irene Hannon, "Summer Search: A Lost Gerge Mystery" by M.K. Dymock, and "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Dana Stabenow.

NEW FICTION:  "The Death of Santini" by Pat Conroy, "Regretting You" by Colleen Hoover, "Somewhere Between Luck and Trust" by Emille Richards, "Sisterhood Everlasting" by Ann Brashares, "Farewell to Cedar Key" by Terri Dulong, "Amy and Elizabeth" by Elizabeth Strout, "The Pale Horseman" by Bernard Cornwell, "West With Giraffes" by Lynda Rutledge, and "Distant Shores" by Kristin Hannah.

NEW NON FICTION:  "Introduction to Criminal Justice" by Siegel Worrall, "The Elements of Great Public Speaking" by Lyman J. Macinnis, "You're Loved No Matter What" by Holley Gerth, "While She Slept" by Marion Collins, "Mistaken Identity: two families, one survivor, unwavering hope" by Don VanRyn, "Knitting for the First Time" by Ann Vanessa, and "Mammals of the Great Lakes Region" by Allen Kurta.