New titles at the Oakhurst Library

The Oakhurst Library has recently added the following new additions to their inventory.

• The Chase by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (Fiction). Bestselling authors Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg return in this action-packed adventure featuring con artist Nicholas Fox and die-hard FBI agent Kate O’Hare. And this time around, things go from hot to nuclear when government secrets are on the line. Together, they’ll go undercover to swindle and catch the world’s most wanted – and untouchable – criminals.

• The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry (Western). Enjoy Larry McMurtry’s heartfelt tribute to a bygone era of the American West. With The Last Kind Words Saloon the author returns to his vivid written portraits of nineteenth-century cowboy life. In this book, McMurtry tells the story of the American frontier through the travails of two of its most memorable figures: Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.

• Finding Me – A Decade of Darkness, A Life Reclaimed by Michelle Knight (Biography). Michelle Knight, the first of the three women abducted by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, recounts the full story of her years in captivity, her escape, and the powerful inner strength and capacity for hope that has helped her rebuild her life. In Finding Me, Michelle will reveal the heartbreaking details of her story, including the thoughts and prayers that helped her find courage.

• The Explorers by Martin Dugard (Non-Fiction). In The Explorers, the author tells the rich saga of the Burton and Speke expedition: an expedition to unravel the location of the Nile River’s source. To better understand their motivation and ultimate success, Dugard guides readers through the vital traits that Burton and Speke, as well as history’s most legendary explorers, called upon to see their impossible journey to the end: curiosity, hope, passion, independence, self-discipline, and perseverance.

• Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child (Fiction). Jack Reacher returns.

You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not completely,

notes Jack Reacher – and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA. Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light – and the bullet was American.

• A Dark and Stormy Knit: Black Sheep Knitting Series #6 by Anne Canadeo (Mystery). Knitting graffiti, in Plum Harbor? Maggie Messina doubts it could ever happen in her quiet village - until the new parking meters on Main Street are found covered with cat-faced cozies. In the dark of night, the mysterious Knit Kats have struck again. But the Knit Kats are considered harmless – until a yarn-covered corpse is discovered a few days later.

• 50 Best Short Hikes: Yosemite National Park and Vicinity by Elizabeth Wenk (California Non-Fiction). The hikes in this book range from one mile (or less) to eight miles, covering terrain from easy to strenuous. The areas covered are Yosemite – California’s showplace national park – and the nearby Mono Basin. You will learn where to find beautiful wildflowers, majestic waterfalls, and panoramic mountain vistas.


• Orange is the New Black. Enjoy this heartbreaking and hilarious new series set in a women’s prison. Based on Piper Kerman’s acclaimed memoir, “Orange is the New Black.” To pay her debt to society, Piper trades her comfortable New York life for an orange prison jumpsuit and finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates.

• The Butler. This is the remarkable story of White House butler Eugene Allen (played by Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker) who served eight U.S. presidents over the course of 30 years, and witnessed sweeping social change during his three decades of service at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The film also features the late Robin Williams as Dwight D. Eisenhower.

• VeggieTales: A Lesson in Handling Fear. It was a bright and sunny day in Bumblyburg… until Dr. Flurry came to town. This chillin’ villain wants to freeze the entire city… in fear. This job is too big for LarryBoy to handle alone, so he turns to

The League of Incredible Vegetables

for help.

Children’s and Young Adult Titles

• Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina by Rodman Philbrick (Juvenile Fiction). This gripping yet poignant novel is about a 12-year-old boy and his dog who become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina. Zane Dupree is a charismatic 12-year-old boy visiting a relative in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hits. Unexpectedly separated from all family, Zane and his dog experience the horror of Katrina’s wind, rain, and horrific flooding. Facing death, they are rescued from an attic air vent by a kind, elderly musician and a scrappy young girl.

• Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All by Rachel Renee Russell (Juvenile Fiction). In this fifth book of the bestselling Dork Diaries series, Nikki Maxwell authors an advice column for the school newspaper. Nikki developed a sudden interest in student journalism that may or may not have had to do with the fact that mean girl Mackenzie started writing a gossip column. However, Nikki knows something is up when her inbox is suddenly overflowing with pleas for help!

• Geography: A Visual Encyclopedia by John Woodward (Juvenile Non-Fiction).

Geography: A Visual Encyclopedia

explores every aspect of our world. Find out what causes the seasons, which is the world’s highest city, and if anything can live at the bottom of the ocean. Discover terrifying earthquakes, priceless gemstones, and storms that can destroy buildings. Explore countries and cultures from all around the world, in this ultimate guide to our planet.

- Oakhurst Library