Latest library additions

June 10, 2014 

New on the shelf's this month at the Oakhurst Library are:

Adult books

A Chain of Thunder by Jeff Shaara (Fiction). Continuing the trilogy that began with A Blaze of Glory, bestselling author Jeff Shaara returns to give us another decisive chapter in America's long and bloody Civil War.

Paris by Edward Rutherfurd (Fiction). This novel brings the sights, scents, and tastes of Paris to sumptuous life. Paris follows the story of the noble families de Cygne, Le Sourds, and Blanchards through their rise and fall to power; through good times and bad.

The First Mountain Man: Preacher's Blood Hunt by William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone (Western). It's fur trapping season and Preacher is about to discover the Rocky Mountain trail holds more than wild game – it's also infested with murderers and trail trash quick to deceive, steal, and hunt Preacher down.

The Inventor and the Tycoon by Edward Bell (Non-Fiction). This is a remarkable true story of the alliance of two formidable men: one, the eccentric inventor of the motion picture; and the mogul who built the nation's rails. It's fascinating elements include wealth, greed, genius, betrayal, scandal and murder.

Children's and young adult books

Wanderville by Wendy McClure (Juvenile Fiction). Jack, Frances, and Frances' younger brother Harold have been ripped from the world they know in New York and sent to Kansas on an orphan train. As their destination approaches, the children begin to hear terrible rumors about the lives that await them. They decide to change their fate the only way they know how – to jump off the train.

A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff (Juvenile Fiction). In a slightly magical world where everyone has a Talent, 11-year-old Cady is an orphan with a phenomenal Talent for cake baking. But little does she know that fate has set her on a journey from the moment she was born.

Fancy Nancy – I Can Read! Hair Dos and Hair Don'ts by Jane O'Connor (Juvenile Easy Reader). Picture Day is the best day of the year, in Nancy's opinion. She has a fancy outfit all picked out, so all she needs is a new hairstyle! Beginning readers will laugh at this new addition to the Fancy Nancy I Can Read library.

Inside Divergent – The Initiate's World by Cecilia Bernard (Young Adult Non-Fiction). Explore the world inside the movie Divergent. Filled with exclusive photos, Inside Divergent explores the meaning of each faction in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago. Inside Divergent is a thrilling glimpse into the initiate's world.


Labor Day. Adele, an emotionally shaky single mom to Henry, helps him shop for clothes to wear when he begins seventh grade after the long Labor Day weekend. While shopping the boy is accosted by Frank, an escaped convict with a bleeding wound on his stomach. Frank manipulates Adele into letting him hide out at their house.

Call the Midwife: Season Two. Based on the bestselling memoirs by Jennifer Worth, Call the Midwife follows Jenny Lee as she tries to provide the poorest women in London's East End slums with the best possible care. In Season Two, plenty of fresh challenges abound in the Poplar community.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That: Space is the Place! Join the Cat in the Hat on a trip into space – and learn why the cosmos are such a cool place. This entertaining children's dvd features Martin Short as the voice of the Cat in the Hat.

The Oakhurst branch library, located at 49044 Civic Circle Drive, is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Thursday, and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday.

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