New titles at the Oakhurst Library this month are:
* God Help the Child by Toni Morrison (Audio Book). You will enjoy this audio book on compact disc. In this first novel by the author to be set in the current moment, she weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult.
* The Kerrigans: A Texas Dynasty by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone (Western). Western readers will enjoy this all-new frontier series, from the authors of The Family Jensen. Meet the family that tamed the wild west, in a 1000-mile trek through harsh and dangerous territory on the frontier.
* Freedom: A History Of Us by Joy Hakim (Non-Fiction). Author Joy Hakim provides a vivid picture of the people and events that turned a defiant band of 13 colonies into a great nation of 50 states.
* Woman in Gold. A remarkable true story. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis – including Gustav Klimt’s famous painting, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.
* McFarland USA. This is a story which takes place in our own Central Valley. This heartwarming drama follows novice runners who strive to build a cross-country team under Coach Jim White, in their predominately Latino high school – and in the process, achieving their own American dream.
* Be Smart, Stay Safe. Come join Lil’Iguana and his friends as they have fun learning important safety lessons. Learn about getting permission before going anywhere, never going anywhere alone, knowing who is a stranger, and knowing what to do if a stranger tries to make you go with them.
Children’s and Young Adult Titles
* Edison’s Alley (The Accelerati Trilogy #2) by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman. Readers who enjoyed the strange science, quirky humor, and out-of-this-world plot twists in Tesla’s Attic will be captivated by this second book in the electrifying Accelerati Trilogy, wherein 14-year-old Nick learns that the strange antiques in his attic bedroom were left by an eccentric inventor.
* Disgusting Plants by Patrick Perish (Juvenile Non-Fiction). Kids will enjoy this new addition in the Totally Disgusting series. Learn about the 12-foot-tall stink bomb plant, called “The Corpse,” among others.
* The Remedy (Program Series #3) by Suzanne Young (Young Adult). Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill – she can “become” anyone. But can one girl take on so many identities without losing her own? Find out in this riveting companion to The Program and The Treatment.