Book Buzz for Oct. 20, 2022

BALDWIN — Pretty Cool Pumpkins at the Pathfinder Community Library!  Stop by the Pathfinder library from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Oct. 31 and get a free pumpkin along with a goody bag and snacks!  Come and enjoy the Halloween fun!

BOOK OF THE WEEK:  "The Last Slave Ship: The True Story of How Clotilda Was Found, Her Descendants, and an Extraordinary Reckoning" by Ben Raines.  (Non fiction).  Fifty years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed, the Clotilda became the last ship in history to bring enslaved Africans to the United States. The ship was scuttled and burned on arrival to hide evidence of the crime, allowing the wealthy perpetrators to escape prosecution. Despite numerous efforts to find the sunken wreck, Clotilda remained hidden for the next 160 years. But in 2019, journalist Ben Raines made international news when he successfully concluded his obsessive quest through the swamps of Alabama to uncover one of our nation’s most important historical artifacts.

NEW FICTION:  "Righteous Prey" by John Sandford, "The Polish Girl" by Malka Adler, "Oath of Loyalty" by Vince Flynn, "Where the True Lies" by Anna Bailey, and "The Summer I Turned Pretty" by Jenny Han.

NEW NON FICTION:  "Killing the Legends" by Bill O'Reilly, "Flower of the Moment" by Gardner's World, "Hunting LeRoux:  The Inside Story of the DEA Takedown of a Criminal Genius and His Empire" by Elaine Shannon, "The Tightening Dark" by Sam Farran, and "Logical Family: a memoir" by Armistead Maupin.

NEW MYSTERY:  "Sleepless" by Romy Hausmann.

NEW PAPERBACK:  "Murder, Handcrafted" by Isabella Alan, "Cold Springs" by Rick Riordan, "Paint it Black" by P.J. Parrish, "Midnight Rain" by James Newman, "Comfort and Joy" by Kristin Hannah, "Light of the Moon" by Luanne Rice, "Small Town Girl" by Lavyrle Spencer, and "Heart of a Leash" by Alanna Martin.