New Titles 8/27/2022

Adult Titles
Posted on 08/27/2022
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For You When I am Gone: Twelve Essential Questions to Tell a Life Storycover of For You When I am Gone
by Steven Z. Leder


In For You When I am Gone, Rabbi Steve Leder is here to remind us there are things more important than our possessions. Follow along as Rabbi Leder guides readers through crafting an ethical will, a document of one’s own stories and reflections, joys and regrets, and final words for loved ones. You will find ethical wills from a range of voices--old and young, parents and non-parents--and such thought-provoking questions as “When was a time you led with your heart instead of your head?” and “What did you learn from your biggest failure?” For You When I Am Gone inspires us to examine our lives and give something beautiful and meaningful to our loved ones.


cover of The German WifeThe German Wife
by Kelly Rimmer

Kelly Rimmer is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-selling author, known for her works of historical and contemporary fiction. Inspired by the true story of Operation Paperclip, a US intelligence program that employed former Nazis after WWII, The German Wife follows Sofie von Meyer Rhodes and her family as first, her husband Jürgen is offered a high-level position in the Nazis’ rocket program (to which ‘no’ is not an option), and later, as he is granted a position at NASA, leading the family to relocate to Huntsville, Alabama. For Sofie, this is a chance to leave their past behind, but when she confides in the wrong person, the town’s gossiping turns to bitter rage and then violence. The consequences leave the community wondering—is it vengeance or justice? Rimmer delivers a gripping and riveting story full of characters who lodge themselves in your heart.


Elsewherecover of Elsewhere
by Alexis Schaitkin


Elsewhere is a stunning work of speculative fiction with prose as magical as the haunting world described. In a seemingly peaceful and simple mountain village, they face a singular affliction: mothers routinely vanish, for no known reason. As Vera and her peers approach marriage and motherhood, they gossip about who might be next—this one devotes herself to her child too much, this one not enough—that must surely draw the affliction’s gaze. When motherhood comes for Vera, she wonders if she will be able to stay and mother her beloved child or if she will disappear. Provocative and hypnotic, Elsewhere explores the highs and lows of motherhood and all the ways in which one can lose herself to it.