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What's New on the Bookshelf at the Durham Library

New books? New DVDs? Whatever your interest, the Durham Library has you covered. Check out new arrivals at the Library blog weekly (plus staff picks.)

New Books:

It’s Enough to Make You Sick, the Failure of American healthcare and a Prescription for the Cure by Jeffrey Lobosky, M.D.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Kingdom of Strangers by Zoe Ferraris

The Watch by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya

Bad Faith by Robert Tanenbaum

Robert Ludlum’s the Bourne Imperative by Eric Van Lustbader

DVDs:

Rizzoli & Isles

We Need to Talk About Kevin

New Year’s Eve

The Woman in Black

Man on a Ledge

Joyful Noise

Valerie’s picks:

The Inquisitor by Mark Allen Smith

Geiger, a strange, dispassionate genius at torture who hires himself out to clients in need of high-level "information retrieval," must confront deeply repressed memories of his traumatic upbringing when a duplicitous client uses a young boy as a pawn. A breezy, involving thriller, Smith has created one of the most utterly distinctive protagonists in a recent thriller, and one of the most unexpectedly sympathetic.

The Tinkers by Paul Harding

An old man lies dying. Propped up in his living room and surrounded by his children and grandchildren, George Washington Crosby drifts in and out of consciousness, back to his impoverished childhood in Maine. His memories intertwine with those of his father, an epileptic, itinerant peddler and his grandfather, a Methodist preacher beset by madness.  Bleak, yes but surprisingly uplifting. A first novel that won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

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