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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:

A Conspiracy of Friends, a Corduroy Mansions Novel by Alexander McCall Smith

Cat Daddy, What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean by  Jackson Galaxy

The Red House by Mark Haddon

The Wrong Man by David Ellis

Pursuit of Giants, One Man's Global Search for the Last of the Great Fish by Matt Rigney

The Queen's Lover by Francine Du Plessix Gray

New DVDs:

Too Big to Fail

Entourage, 8th Season

Tyler perry's Good Deeds

Episodes,  1st Season

Staff Picks:

Diana's choice:

Sarah' Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Sarah's Key follows an American journalist's present-day investigation into theround-up of French Jews by French police in Nazi occupied Paris, who were then shipped by rail to death camps. It tells the harrowing story of a young girl's experiences during these events and her rescue by a French farmer and his family who raise her as their own.

I loved the character of Sarah, who was brave and loyal. The sense of history was strong, and informative about these lesser known actions of the Nazis.

Cyndi's choice:

Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Narrator Hazel Grace Lancaster, is a sixteen-year-old girl with terminal cancer. She was pulled out of school at thirteen and rarely socializes with people her age. After being diagnosed with clinical depression, she joins support group for children with cancer where she meets Augustus Waters. Hazel introduces Augustus to her favorite novel, the fictional Peter Van Houten's An Imperial Affliction, about another girl with cancer who nevertheless lives a good life.

An unusual coming-of-age novel that demonstartes that even kids facing death have the same need to rebel, explore and find their own way. Well written, sad and heartwarming I highly recommend this book.

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