The Forgetting by Hannah Beckerman
When Anna Bradshaw wakes up in a hospital bed in London, she remembers nothing, not even her loving husband, Stephen. In Bristol, Livvy Nicholson is newly married to Dominic and eager to get back to work after six months’ maternity leave. A hundred miles apart, both women feel trapped and disorientated, and their stories are about to collide. Can they uncover the secret that connects them and reconstruct their fractured lives?
Eat, Drink and Drop Dead by Toni LoTempio
Food critic and blogger Tiffany Austin has the best job in the world: she gets to eat for a living. At least, she hopes she has a job. Her trial period at Southern Style magazine is up — and rumors are swirling that management is making a choice between Tiffany and a rival columnist. Former chef Tiffany knows she has a battle on her hands … but she didn’t realize it was to the death! When her rival’s body is discovered after the two have a very public argument, Tiffany finds herself the prime suspect in a murder investigation.
Harold by Steven Wright
From the outside, Harold is an average 7-year-old third-grader growing up in the 1960s. Bored by school. Crushing on a girl. Likes movies and baseball — especially the hometown Boston Red Sox. But inside Harold’s mind, things are a lot more complex and unusual. His thoughts come to him as birds flying through a small rectangle in the middle of his brain. He visits an outdoor cafe on the moon and is invited aboard a spaceship by famed astronomer Carl Sagan.
The Tumbling Girl by Bridget Walsh
1876, Victorian London. Minnie Ward, a feisty scriptwriter for the Variety Palace Music Hall, is devastated when her best friend is found brutally murdered. She enlists the help of private detective Albert Easterbrook to help her find justice. Together they navigate London, from its high-class clubs to its murky underbelly. But as the bodies pile up, they must rely on one another if they’re going to track down the killer – and make it out alive …
White House by the Sea: A Century of the Kennedys at Hyannis Port by Kate Storey
Drawing from more than 100 conversations with family members, friends, neighbors, household and security staff, Storey delivers a rich and textured account of the Kennedys’ lives in their summer refuge. From the 1920s, when Rose and Joseph P. Kennedy rented then bought a home known as The Malcolm Cottage, to today, when many Kennedys have purchased their own homes surrounding what’s now called The Big House, this book delivers many surprising revelations across the decades.
Beijing Rules: How China Weaponized Its Economy to Confront the World by Bethany Allen
Allen shows that by tying profits to political acquiescence the Chinese Communist Party is forcing companies and governments around the world to accept its rules. The coronavirus pandemic marked the first time that the Party deployed its tool kit of economic coercion on an issue directly related to the health and well-being of quite literally every person in the world. But Western democracies aren’t helpless victims in Beijing’s game.
Valiant Women: The Extraordinary American Servicewomen Who Helped Win World War II by Lena S. Andrews
They were pilots, codebreakers, ordnance experts, gunnery instructors, metalsmiths, chemists, translators, parachute riggers, truck drivers, radarmen, pigeon trainers, and much more. They were directly involved in some of the most important moments of the war, from the D-Day landings to the peace negotiations in Paris. These women—who hailed from every race, creed, and walk of life — died for their country and received the nation’s highest honors. Their work, both individually and in total, was at the heart of the Allied strategy that won World War II.
Magisteria: The Entangled Histories of Science & Religion by Nicholas Spencer
The true history of science and religion is a human one. It’s about the role of religion in inspiring, and strangling, science before the scientific revolution. It’s about the sincere but eccentric faith and the quiet, creeping doubts of the most brilliant scientists in history – Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Darwin, Maxwell, Einstein. Above all it’s about the question of what it means to be human and who gets to say – a question that is more urgent in the 21st century than ever before.
We Don’t Lose Our Class Goldfish by Ryan Higgins
Penelope Rex the tyrannosaur is 7 feet tall and covered in scales but otherwise she’s just like any other kid in her class. Despite her size and being a carnivore, Penelope is afraid of stuff. She is afraid of what will happen to her mother’s back if she steps on a crack. She worries that dinosaurs could actually be extinct. But mostly she’s afraid of Walter, the classroom goldfish. Walter never blinks, and he never says a word, being a goldfish — and once he bit Penelope’s finger! When her teacher announces that all the students will get a turn to take Walter home for the weekend, Penelope panics. How will she cope babysitting scary Walter? Will he bite her while she’s sleeping? Aack!
• Lima Public Library is open to the public six days a week. Hours for the Main Library in Lima are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Our Cairo, Elida and Spencerville branch libraries are open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Our Lafayette branch is open from 12 noon to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday.
• Curbside pickup is available at the Main Library from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Arrangements can be made by calling 567-712-5239, contacting the library through Facebook Messenger, or putting a hold on a book through the online catalog. 24 hour notice is required. Call us when you arrive (park near the main entrance) and your items will be brought to you.