Hot New Book Releases in November and December

Here are some of the new books coming to the Library for adults, children, and teens—from investigative reporting to thrillers to fantasy.

November 5, 2019
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (children)
by Andrea Beaty

In this picture book, Sofia Valdez’s grandfather injures himself at a local landfill, inspiring Sofia to want to turn the landfill into a park.

November 5, 2019
Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship (children)
by Marie Kondo & Salina Yoon

New York Times bestselling author and tidying guru Kondo brings her method to children, who discover that things are starting to get in the way of their enjoyment of each other’s company.

November 5, 2019
The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness (adult)
by Susannah Cahalan

Kirkus starred this tour de force of investigative journalism by the memoirist behind Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.

November 5, 2019
The Toll (YA)
by Neal Shusterman

Book 3–and the finale–of the New York Times bestselling Arc of a Scythe series is by the author of more than thirty books and winner of the National Book Award. The novel explores how a world that has conquered death will survive the immortal beings who now dominate it.

November 5, 2019
Winterwood (YA)
by Shea Ernshaw

From the New York Times bestselling author comes a dark fairy tale, the love story between a boy who goes missing in a magical forest and a witch who tries to figure out how he survived. As she investigates, she comes close to unraveling the boy’s own secrets.

November 5, 2019
The Revisioners (adult)
by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Sexton’s debut novel was longlisted for the National Book Award. In her second book, the lawyer-turned-writer explores relationships between generations of women in the American South, pondering what we receive as our cultural inheritance.

November 25, 2019
Ali Cross (children)
by James Patterson

New York Times bestseller Patterson has sold more than 100 million copies of his Alex Cross series. This new book for children brings the family saga to another generation. Ali, Alex’s son, sets out to find his missing best friend, while his father faces a trial for a crime he didn’t commit.

November 26, 2019
Under Occupation (adult)
by Alan Furst

The master of the historical spy novel returns with a thriller about French resistance fighters during World War II. Protaganist Paul Ricard is a novelist who receives a mysterious document from a dying man whom the Gestapo was chasing.

December 3, 2019
The Sacrament (adult)
by Olaf Olafsson

Starred by Kirkus, this topical novel set in Iceland is a gripping account of a nun’s investigation into misconduct allegations at a school and the ramifications the inquiry has decades later in the life of one of the students.

December 3, 2019
Genesis (adult)
by Robin Cook

New York Times bestselling novelist Cook’s latest thriller examines the use of DNA from ancestry websites to solve crimes–in this case, murders. The book investigates the death of a young social worker that at first seems to be a drug overdose, but upon closer examination, seems suspicious.

Books for Veterans Day

Thank You for My Service
by Mat Best

This humorous memoir from a five-tour Army Ranger who is also a YouTube phenomenon was a New York Times bestseller.

Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future
by Pete Buttigieg

Starred by Booklist, this is the memoir of presidential candidate Buttigieg, who also served a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan as a counterterrorism specialist.