New Titles 4/23/2022

Adult Titles
Posted on 04/23/2022
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The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

by John Koenigcover of The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

Available in: print, ebook, eaudio

For anyone that has ever grappled with the right words for each feeling that might linger or just be a fleeting moment, this is the book that captures and poetically defines the emotions we all feel but don’t know what to call them.  For lovers of language and its etymologies, here is an ineffable collection of the human experience that you may just find yourself incorporating into your daily lingo.


The Tobacco Wives

cover of Tobacco Wivesby Adele Myers

Available in: print

A smoky mystery set in post war North Carolina in 1947.  Seamstress Maddie Sykes arrives to town to work for her aunts thriving sewing business and soon realizes nothing is as it seems.  The disparity between the dressmakers and wearers in this town that depends on the big money tobacco provides but at what cost.  A story of strong woman, this is a satisfying and deeply human dramatic novel.


The Black Joke: The True Story of One Ship’s Battle Against the Slave Trade

by A.E. Rooks


A.E. Rooks tells the story of one ship, the Black Joke and its role in subverting the slave trade.  Adrenaline high seas storytelling and gripping and groundbreaking history revealed in this book that speaks to early abolitionism and political rebellion against the enslavement of Africans.