New Titles 9/10/2022

Adult Titles
Posted on 09/10/2022
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How to be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question
cover of How to by PerfectBy Michael Schur

From the creator of The Good Place and the cocreator of Parks and Recreation comes a thought-provoking and (more importantly) hilarious guide to ethical living. In a world filled with complications, booby traps, and bad advice, ethical questions abound. Fortunately, philosophers have been pondering what it means to “be ethical” for millennia. Schur draws from their scholarship to explain concepts like deontology, existentialism, and ubuntu and to answer questions ranging from “Should I punch my friend in the face for no reason?” to “Can I still enjoy great art if it was created by terrible people?” and “Why bother being good at all when there are no consequences for being bad?” Readers may become perfect, impersonate philosophers at parties, or have an opportunity to consider and gain insight into morally-complex situations.


cover of The Saints of Swallow HillThe Saints of Swallow Hill
by Donna Everhart

Award-winning author Donna Everhart brings to you a unique setting—the turpentine camps and pine forests of the American South during the Great Depression. Rae Lynn Cobb and Warren run a small turpentine farm together. Turpentining is hard and dangerous work, involving hacking into tree trunks to extract resin and hauling the resin to stills to be refined. When Warren falls victim to his own negligence, Rae Lynn is forced to flee to avoid being incarcerated. Disguised as a man, she seeks work at Swallow Hill turpentine camp in Georgia. The camp is isolated and squalid and, although “Ray” works tirelessly, she becomes a target for the woods rider who checks each laborer’s tally. As the days pass, Rae Lynn befriends Delwood Reese, a fellow worker who tries to help her where he can, and Cornelia, the camp owner’s abused wife. This story of friendship, survival, and hope in hard conditions will stay with you long after you’ve put the book down.


Reminders of Himcover of Reminders of Him
by Colleen Hoover

New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover brings to life a troubled young mother seeking redemption. After serving her prison sentence, Kenna Rowan returns to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. Despite her efforts to prove herself, everyone in her daughter’s life stays firm in keeping her on the outside. The only person who is giving her a chance is local bar owner Ledger Ward, but if anyone were to discover their growing connection, they would both lose the little trust that they have managed to rebuild. How will Kenna earn forgiveness for her past and move into a better future?