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Death Comes to Pemberley is a BBC Masterpiece miniseries based on the book by P.D. James. It’s like a mash-up of Jane Austen and Downton Abbey with a great mystery thrown in, and it will fill a void you never knew you had when it comes to British TV binge-watching!
If you haven’t seen it yet, construction has started on the second floor! Bring that construction home with you in the form of a book. While the soundtrack of clanging and banging is not included, between these pages you can bring alive the adventures of renovators turned sleuths, half-fae construction workers, summer romances with contractors, and more.
The intense love story between a young construction worker and a struggling singer from Ohio who are swept away by each other. Can they make the sacrifices needed to sustain their love?
A funny light mystery, Melanie Turner’s home renovation reputation is on the line when the ghost of a colleague murdered on the job starts to visit her.
Three cousins who feel like they’ve failed at life come together to renovate a nearly condemned house. As they rebuild their house, their lives are rebuilt as well in this warm tale of friendship.
Escaping a broken engagement, Olivia is spending the summer renovating her family’s old resort camp and hires a flame from her history: Contractor Connor Davis.
A construction worker and a writer-chemist share stories of life, work, and how they intertwine, creating a thoughtful mediation.
An urban fantasy filled with colorful characters and a carefully crafted world, Jeremy Gallow, a half-human, half-fae and happily full-time construction worker, is pulled back into a world of enchantment to uncover why fullborn-fae are dying.
Owner of a successful construction company, Mike Wingate begins to receive terrifying threats against himself and his family in this suspenseful thriller!
Were you one of the millions fascinated by Mr. Robot, a summer series about a young computer hacker with social anxiety disorder and his recruitment by a mysterious anarchist group? If so, you may be primed for the real-life tale Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous. Gabriella Coleman, cultural anthropologist and Internet authority, offers an accessible, engrossing portrait of the prankster activist group known only as Anonymous.
Even if you don’t know them by name, you know their work; campaigns against corporations, governments, and the Church of Scientology have had far-reaching and heavily-reported impact. Whether these exploits worry you or cause you to cheer, you’ll easily lose yourself in this irreverent peek behind the curtain of anonymity.
Almost everyday new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Want help getting matched with a book to fit your reading mood? Ask online or at the Fiction/AV/Teen services desk on the second floor.
Newly Arrived Books:
Newly Arrived Audiobooks:
Summaries from Novelist and Publishers.
A lighthearted seaside getaway turns chilling with the sudden disappearance of a last-minute guest. As the others confront how little they know About Elly, nearly everyone’s casual relationship with truth turns a bad situation worse, intensifying our dread of the story’s reveal. Delicious, provocative storytelling from Oscar-winning auteur Asghar Farhadi.