New library additions

Latest additions to hit the Oakhurst Library shelves are:

• Gray Mountain by John Grisham (Fiction). Samantha Kofer’s career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track – until the recession hits and she gets downsized and furloughed. However, she is one of the “lucky” associates – she’s offered work at a legal aid clinic for one year, after which there would be a slim chance that she’d get her old job back. However, her new job takes Samantha into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining – where laws are often broken and rules ignored – and violence lurks around every corner.

•  Blood on the Water by Anne Perry (Mystery). In Anne Perry’s twentieth William Monk mystery, she brings us to London’s grand Mayfair mansions, where the arrogant masters of the Western world hold sway – and to the teeming Thames waterfront, where one summer afternoon, Monk witnesses the horrifying explosion of the pleasure boat Princess Mary. Two hundred merrymakers were sent to their deaths – and the tragedy was no accident.

• The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Fiction). Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day as she travels, she flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at a signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough – now everything’s changed.

• Mind Over Medicine by Lissa Rankin, M.D. (Non-Fiction). We’ve been led to believe that when we get sick, it’s our genetics. Or it’s just bad luck – and doctors alone hold the keys to optimal health. But through her research, Dr. Rankin discovered that the health care she had been taught to practice was missing something crucial: a recognition of the body’s innate ability to self-repair, and an appreciation for how we can control these self-healing mechanisms with the power of the mind.


• A Birder’s Guide to Everything. David Portney, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he’s made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on he eve of his father’s remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history. Starring the Academy Award winning Ben Kingsley, A Birder’s Guide to Everything is a truly modern coming-of-age film.

• Rumpole of the Baily: The Complete Series. An immensely popular series broadcast on PBS from 1978 to 1992, Rumpole of the Bailey set a new bar for all courtroom dramas to come. Balancing suspense and satire, Horace Rumpole tirelessly defends the downtrodden while undressing the upper classes. A timeless mixture of comedy and drama, this series was one of television’s most celebrated courtroom dramas.

• Back Care Yoga. The back is often an abused and neglected part of the body. Top yoga instructor Rodney Yee designed this program specifically to strengthen the muscles of the back and reduce the negative effects of stress, poor posture, and back strain. Yee demonstrates safe yoga poses that build a fit, vital back. Filmed on the beaches of Maui, this inspiring workout was developed for all ages and fitness levels.

• Toy Story of Terror! (Plus 3 Hilarious Toy Story Toons). What starts out as an exciting road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse following a detour to a roadside motel. After Mr. Potato Head suddenly disappears, his friends find themselves caught up in a hilarious mystery that must be solved before they suffer the same fate in this thrilling Toy Story of Terror!

Childen’s and Young Adult Titles

• Bats in the Band by Brian Lies (Picture Book). The look on our faces is easy to read: a little night music is just what we need. A late-spring night sky fills with bats flocking to a theater, already echoing and booming with delightful sound of music. Join this one-of-a-kind music festival as the bats celebrate the rhythm of the night, and the positive power of music. Brian Lies’s newest celebration of bats and their dazzling, dizzying world will lift everyone’s spirits with joyous noise and cheer.

• Tesla’s Attic by Neal Shusterman (Juvenile Fiction). After their home burns down, fourteen-year-old Nick, his younger brother, and their father move into a ramshackle Victorian house they’ve inherited. When Nick opens the door to his attic room, he’s hit in the head by a toaster. That’s just the beginning of his weird experiences with the old junk stored up there. Nick, with the help of his new friends Mitch, Caitlin, and Vincent, figures out that the attic is a strange magnetic vortex, which attracts all sorts of trouble. It’s as if the attic itself has an intelligence… and a purpose.

• Zap! Wile E. Coyote Experiments with Energy by Suzanne Slade (Juvenile Non-Fiction). Wile E. Coyote’s biggest desire is to finally get his hands on Road Runner. Watch as he invents clever traps using energy from fossil fuels, the sun, wind, and more. Will Wile E.’s experiments with energy help him catch that bird? Or will he get zapped by his own plans? Find out more inside this energetic and fun book.

• The Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn Moriarty (Young Adult Fiction). This is the second book in Jaclyn Moriatry’s acclaimed fantasy trilogy, The Colors of Madeline. Princess Ko’s been bluffing about the mysterious absence of her father, desperately trying to keep the government running on her own. But if she can’t get him back in a matter of weeks, the consequence may be a devastating war. So under the guise of a publicity stunt she gathers a group of teens – each with a special ability – from across the kingdom to crack the unsolvable case of the missing royals of Cello.

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.