NEW BOOKS

These are some of the new books we have available in the library.

NEW BOOKS SUMMER 2020

The Seal Harbor Library is closed this summer but a librarian will be at the desk Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon to answer the telephone and take requests for checkouts for the following books and the rest of our fine collection.  Orders will be filled and placed on the front porch for pickup.  […]

Fiction: THE VANISHING HALF

By Brit Bennett This title follows the lives of two twin African American girls who run away from home at the age of sixteen. Desiree marries a dark-skinned Black man and has a child while Stella lives her life passing as white.

Fiction: 28 SUMMERS

By Elin Hildebrand 28 Summers explores the agony and romance of a one-weekend-per-year affair and the dramatic ways this relationship complicates and enriches their lives and the lives of the people they love.  Based on the classic film “Same Time Next Year.”

Fiction: THIS TENDER LAND

By William Kent Krueger A coming of age novel and a tale of an epic journey in the form of homage to The Odyssey and Huckleberry Finn.  During the Great Depression, four orphans run away from an abusive Indian school by canoeing the rivers of Minnesota in order to reach St. Louis and the protection […]

Fiction: UTOPIA AVENUE

By David Mitchell Saga of the brief, tumultuous history of a British rock band at the dawn of the era of rock and roll ushered in by the Beatles of the 1960s.

Fiction: STATION ELEVEN

By Emily St. John Mandel On a snowy night in Toronto, movie star Arthur Leander has a heart attack on stage while playing in Shakespeare’s King Lear.  Days later, a massive pandemic called the Georgia Flu wipes out most of the earth’s population.

Fiction: LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE

By Celeste Ng The picture-perfect lives of the Richardson family are upended by the arrival of artist Mia Warren and her fifteen-year-old daughter Pearl in Shaker Heights, Ohio–an idyllic town founded on the utopian principals of harmony and order. The Seal Harbor Library Book Club will be discussing this title on Sunday August 16 at […]

Fiction: THE SECRET HISTORY

By Donna Tartt This title tells the story of a closely knit group of six students at Hampden College, a small elite Liberal Arts college located in Vermont based on Bennington College, where Tartt was a student beween 1982 and 1986.  The Secret History is an inverted detective story narrated by one of the students.

Nonfiction: HERMIT– The Mysterious Life of Jim Whyte

By Jeffrey H. Ryan “This book brought me back to the Maine woods to a time when the Appalachian Trail was just beginning.  A suspenseful page turner in an outdoor setting whose history was adeptly described and appreciated.  You will love it!” –Goodreads

Nonfiction: BRAIDING SWEETGRASS– Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants

By Robin Wall Kimmerer As a leading researcher in the field of biology, the author understands the delicate state of our world.  But as an active member of the Potawatomi nation, she senses and relates to the world through a way of knowing far older than any science. She was the 2019 online COA graduation […]

Nonfiction: THE FIRE NEXT TIME

By James Baldwin Comprised of two autobiographical essays in which the author confronts the racial issues and tensions that he believes corrupt and deform American life and the American Dream.  First published in 1963.

Nonfiction: BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

By Ta-Nehisi Coates “This is required reading.” –Toni Morrison

Nonfiction: THE YELLOW HOUSE

By Sarah M. Brown “Brown’s extraordinary debut is a full indictment of the greed, discrimination and poor city planning that led her family’s New Orleans home to be wiped off the map.” –New York Times Editor’s Choice

Nonfiction: FIVE DAYS– The Fiery Reckoning of an American City

By Wes Moore A kaleidoscopic account of the five-day uprising that overtook Baltimore and riveted the world. Wes Moore is the Black CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation. He was a dynamic presenter at this year’s online Champlain Society Institute.

Nonfiction: THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENED– A White House Memoir

By John Bolton, former National Security Advisor of the United States

Nonfiction: TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH–How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man

By Mary L. Trump, PhD

Children’s: INFINITE HOPE–A Black Artist’s Journey from World War II to Peace

By Ashley Bryan Our friend and neighbor, a celebrated artist, storyteller and writer now in his 90s living on Little Cranberry Island has now written an amazing award winning book about his experience as a Black soldier in World War II including being on Omaha Beach on D-Day.  Using sketches, photographs, letters, and very personal […]

Children’s: ASHLEY BRYAN’S PUPPETS

By Ashley Bryan Beautiful full color photos of puppets the author made from shells, bones, driftwood, nets and glass found on Little Cranberry Island.