Category Archives: new books

From the Book Corner

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This time of year is always a GREAT time for hot new reads.  We’ve got a bunch of them at the ACL!
Just a few titles…Amy Tan, The Valley of Amazement

Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries
John Sandford, Storm Front
Alexander McCall Smith, The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
Graeme Simsion, The Rosie Project
James Patterson, Gone
Scott Turow, Identical
Stuart Woods, Doing Hard Time
Robert B. Parker, Silent Night
Nelson DeMille, The Quest
Terry McMillan, Who Asked You
Thomas Keneally, The Daughters of Mars
Andre Dubus III, Dirty Love

From the Book Corner…

If it is on the “Top Request List” in the Minuteman Catalog, it’s in our collection at the ACL! Our new arrivals:
  • Inferno – Dan Brown
  • And the mountains echoed – Khaled Hosseini
  • A delicate truth – John Le Carré
  • Best kept secret – Jeffrey Archer
  • Whitey Bulger : America’s most wanted gangster and the manhunt that brought him to justice – Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy
  • Lean in : women, work, and the will to lead – Sheryl Sandberg
Got recommendations for our shelves?  Contact our Acquisitions Coordinator, Janet Linder, at

Author Talk: Jane Roper Double Time: How I Survived–and Mostly Thrived–Through the First Three Years of Mothering Twins Wednesday May 15th at 7:30 pm

jane-roperJoin us at the Auburndale Community Library for a fun night with author Jane Roper!

On  Wednesday, May 15th at 7:30 pm Jane will share some of her humorous, honest, and thought provoking, stories from her book Double Time: How I Survived —  and Mostly Thrived — Through the First Three Years of Mothering Twins which has just been released in paperback.

Double-Time-CoverSince 2007, Jane has been baring her soul for the world (on her blog), and now she lets us into the nitty gritty details of raising twins with a fantastic new book that will speak to all mothers…No issue is off limits, and this is what makes it so endearing.  It’s as if you are sharing a good laugh with an old friend–with a few of those old friend tears flowing in between.”

–Cool Mom Picks

The San Francisco Chronicle explained why this is not just a book for parents of twins “It would be a shame to see Double Time relegated to the “twin” section of parenting books, because much of it speaks to the anxieties of anyone with multiple children: How do I foster their individuality? How do I stop comparing them? What happens when some days I feel more connected with one than the other”  “Readable, relatable, and genuinely funny”

This will be a great chance to socialize with other local parents of young children!

For more information about Jane check out the review of Double Time on the Huffington Postweb site, or listen to interviews with Jane on Radio Boston on WBUR, or on Iowa Public Radio.

Sponsored by the Auburndale Community Nursery School, the Burr Cooperative Nursery School and the Auburndale Community Library(

From the Book Corner…

Hot new reads at the ACL!
Six Years – Harlan Coben
Tapestry of Fortunes – Elizabeth Berg
Starting Now – Debbie Macomber
See Now Then – Jamaica Kincaid
Leaving Everything Most Loved – Jaqueline Winspear
Don’t Go – Lisa Scottoline
The Accursed – Joyce Carol OatesNONFICTION:
Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg
Argo – Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio
Letters to a Young Scientist – Edward O. Wilson
Mom & Me & Mom – Maya Angelou
House of Stone – Anthony Shadid
Gabby – Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly
With or Without You – Dominica Ruta

From the Book Corner at the ACL…

More new books–woot!


The Violinist’s Thumb : and other lost tales of love, war, and genius, as written by our genetic code – Sam Kean
Both Flesh and Not – David Foster Wallace


Threat Vector – Tom Clancy
Severe Clear : a Stone Barrington novel – Stuart Woods
Waiting for Sunrise – William Boyd
The Kingmaker’s Daughter – Philippa Gregory
The Legend of Broken – Caleb Carr
Deadlocked – Charlaine Harris
The Year of the Gadfly -Jennifer Miller
Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn

Just a friendly reminder that ACL books must be returned to our building–if you need to make a drop after hours, we have a book slot along the side of the building on Auburn Street.

New Fiction in the House, Folks!

Our wonderful new acquisitions coordinator, Janet Linder, is always on the hunt for the next hot reads for our shelves.  Here are some of the latest selections:

  • A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel -Lee Child
  • The Next Best Thing: A Novel – Jennifer Weiner
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel – Rachel Joyce

Stay Tuned for new titles on the way by Dennis Lehane, John Sanford, Ken Follet, J.K. Rowling, Michael Connelly, John Grisham and more!

Not seeing something on your reading wish list?  Drop Janet a line at

This Just In: Special Author-Led Seasonal Story Time, Tuesday Oct 2 at 2 pm

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 ~ Join us this Tuesday, October 2nd at 2:00 pm for a special author reading! ~

Author Susan Axe-Bronk will read her new book, The Vanishing Gourds at the ACL this coming Tuesday.  This book is a lighthearted backyard mystery that gracefully captures the seasonal spirit of the joyous Jewish celebration of Sukkot, reflecting its appreciation of the natural world.  This story is also about gratitude and discovering that sometimes you get just what you want when you least expect it.  The Vanishing Gourds will capture the imagination of children of all backgrounds from preschoolers to early elementary school students.  Marta Monelli’s large format illustrations beautifully reflect the colors of the season.


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Great Reads at the ACL

Hot reads…just in!

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen Degeneres

The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje

The Litigators by John Grisham

Also, for fans of the WARRIORS series: a generous patron has donated a large collection of Erin Hunter’s books.

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Just a reminder–the ACL has its own Facebook page here. “Like” us and you’ll have the inside track on new books on our shelves as they become available!