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This Just In! New Books April 2011!


Below are a few of the newest books to hit NYPL shelves...

If you see something you like, simply click on the title and you will be able to request a copy from the NYPL catalog.

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The following summaries were taken from the catalog.


The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman

Traces the multi-generational story of wintry Blackwell town through the experiences of such characters as a wounded Civil War solider who is saved by a passionate neighbor and a woman who meets a fiercely human historical figure.



Once Upon A Time,There Was You by Elizabeth Berg

Sharing nothing in common except their sixteen-year-old daughter, divorced parents John and Irene reconnect in the wake of a devastating tragedy and discover things about each other that they had not revealed during their marriage.


The Free World by David Bezmozgis

Refusing the Kremlin's order to relocate to Israel, the Jewish Krasnansky family of 1978 Russia makes their way across Italy at the sides of thousands of other immigrants over the course of a culturally rich six months.


Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin

Follows the efforts of a family to find the mother who went missing from Seoul Station and their sobering realizations when they recall memories that suggest she may not have been happy.



Midnight And The Meaning Of Love by Sister Souljah

A follow-up to The Coldest Winter Ever and Midnight is set in Japan, where teen Midnight's efforts to rescue his wife trigger unexpected consequences that mark his journey into adulthood.



Sweet Valley Confidential:Ten Years Later by Francine Pascal

After she betrays her identical twin, Jessica Wakefield longs for forgiveness, but Elizabeth moves from Sweet Valley, California, to New York City and searches for the perfect revenge.


Night Road by Kristin Hannah

When stay-at-home mom Jude Farraday takes in Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, the girl becomes inseparable from Jude's teenage twins before a shattering accident rips the family apart and sets the stage for a sobering confrontation years later.



Gideon's Sword by Douglas J. Preston

"At age 12, Gideon Crew witnessed the brutal murder of his father. More than 20 years later, Gideon gets his revenge. But then a mysterious witness steps forward to confront Gideon on his crime—and offer him the chance of a lifetime."



Live Wire by Harlan Coben

When a pregnant tennis star reports that her rock-artist husband has gone missing amid scandalous rumors, Myron Bolitar is forced to confront deep secrets about his client's past while struggling with fatherhood roles in his personal life.



Blood, Bones, & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton

The chef of New York's East Village Prune restaurant presents an account of her search for meaning and purpose in the central rural New Jersey home of her youth, marked by a first chicken kill, an international backpacking tour, and the opening of a first restaurant.


Unlimited: How To Build An Exceptional Life by Jillian Michaels

The celebrity fitness trainer on "The Biggest Loser" discusses how to address the psychological aspects of fitness endeavors, sharing a three-part motivational program for overcoming mental obstacles.


Brothers, Rivals, Victors by Jonathan W. Jordan

Describes the true complex friendship between Dwight D. Eisenhower, George S. Patton, and Omar Bradley that began decades before World War II and was shaped by shifting allegiances, jealousy, insecurity, and ambition.


1861 The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart

Chronicles the revolution of ideas that preceded—and led to—the start of the Civil War, looking at a diverse cast of characters and the actions of citizens throughout the country in their efforts to move beyond compromise and end slavery.


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