<![CDATA[Torrington Library - New Materials]]>Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:13:42 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[New Materials List: January 2016]]>Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:54:30 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/new-materials/new-materials-list-january-2016Picture
Here is a glimpse at new titles added in January 2016.  Click here for a full listing!

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout (Adult Fiction)
iPad for Seniors by Martin Matthew (Adult Nonfiction)
Night of the Living Monsters by Kate Howard (Juvenile)
Under the Skin by Margaret Peterson Haddix (YA)
Give Up the Ghost by Juliet Blackwell (Audiobook)

<![CDATA[From the Bookshelf of...January 2016]]>Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:40:24 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/new-materials/from-the-bookshelf-ofjanuary-2016Picture
Elaine's Picks! 

Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall
5 out of 5 Stars / FIC CRA

In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother’s Mississippi home. Starla’s destination is Nashville, where her mother went to become a famous singer, abandoning Starla when she was three. Walking a lonely country road, Starla accepts a ride from Eula, a black woman traveling alone with a white baby. Now, on the road trip that will change her life forever, Starla sees for the first time life as it really is—as she reaches for a dream of how it could one day be.

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
5 out of 5 Stars / FIC ESK

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same.

Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Joe, along with his skeptical female neighbor, throws himself into uncovering the truth, but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, and a haunting childhood memory. 

Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl’s conviction. But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime, the stakes grow higher. Will Joe discover the truth before it’s too late to escape the fallout?

Crash Landing by James Grippando
5 out of 5 Stars / FIC GRI

The New York Times bestselling author of Cane and Abe and Black Horizon blends Goodfellas and Elmore Leonard in this wild, suspenseful caper inspired by actual events, in which a band of amateur thieves pulls off one of the biggest airport heists in history with deadly consequences.
Every week, a hundred million dollars in cash arrives at Miami International Airport, shipped by German banks to the Federal Reserve. A select group of trusted workers moves the bags through Customs and loads them into armored trucks.

Ruban Betancourt has always played by the rules. But the bank taking his house and his restaurant business going bust has driven him over the edge. He and his wife deserve more than life has handed them, and he’s come up with a ballsy scheme to get it. With the help of an airport insider, he, his coke-head brother-in-law, Jeffrey, and two ex-cons surprise the guards loading the armored trucks and speed off with $7.4 million in the bed of a pickup truck.
Investigating the heist, FBI agent Andie Henning, newly transferred to Miami from Seattle, knows the best way to catch the thieves is to follow the money. Jeffrey’s drug addiction is as conspicuous as the Rolex watches he buys for dancers at the Gold Rush strip club. One of the ex-cons, Pinky Perez, makes no secret of his plan to own a swinger’s club—which will allow him carte blanche with his patrons’ wives. Levelheaded Ruban is desperately trying to lay low and hold things together.

But Agent Henning isn’t the only one on their trail, and in the mob-meets-Miami fashion, these accidental thieves suddenly find themselves way in over their heads . . . and sinking fast.

<![CDATA[New Materials From December 2015!]]>Tue, 05 Jan 2016 23:14:00 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/new-materials/new-materials-from-december-2015Picture
A new materials list is available now by clicking here!

New materials include: 

Ghost Field by Emily Griffiths (Adult Fiction)
Other People's Money by J.A. Kay (Adult Nonfiction)
I Can Dance by Betsy Snyder (Juvenile Easy Book)
Unbound by Neal Shusterman (YA Fiction)
Jurassic World (DVD)

<![CDATA[From the Bookshelf of...December 2015]]>Tue, 15 Dec 2015 01:10:33 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/new-materials/from-the-bookshelf-ofdecember-2015Feel-Good eHoliday Books! Have a happy holiday season!
Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber
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Savor the magic of the season with Debbie Macomber’s newest Christmas novel, filled with warmth, humor, the promise of love, and a dash of unexpected adventure.

Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, desperately wants to spend the holidays with her family in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, has a job interview in Seattle and must arrive by December 23. Though frantic to book a last-minute flight out of San Francisco, both are out of luck: Every flight is full, and there’s only one rental car available. Ashley and Dash reluctantly decide to share the car, but neither anticipates the wild ride ahead.

A Seaside Christmas by Sherrly Woods
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As the only child of a single mom, Jenny Collins wanted nothing more than to be part of a large, rambunctious family like the O'Briens. Ironically, though, when her mother married into that family, Jenny found herself feeling more like an outsider than ever. 

Now, after years in Nashville as an established songwriter, Jenny's drawn back to Chesapeake Shores to collaborate on a Christmas production... and to make peace with the past. As if that's not challenging enough, Caleb Green, the singer who broke her heart, has followed her to town, determined to win her back.

Candlelight Christmas by Susan Wiggs
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A single father who yearns to be a family man, Logan O'Donnell is determined to create the perfect Christmas for his son, Charlie. The entire O'Donnell clan arrives to spend the holidays in Avalon, a postcard-pretty town on the shores of Willow Lake, a place for the family to reconnect and rediscover the special gifts of the season.

One of the guests is a newcomer to Willow Lake--Darcy Fitzgerald. Sharp-witted, independent and intent on guarding her heart, she's the last person Logan can see himself falling for. And Darcy is convinced that a relationship is the last thing she needs this Christmas.

Yet between the snowy silence of the winter woods, and toasty moments by a crackling fire, their two lonely hearts collide. The magic of the season brings them each a gift neither ever expected--a love to last a lifetime.

<![CDATA[New Materials November 2015]]>Mon, 07 Dec 2015 21:18:13 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/new-materials/new-materials-november-2015Picture
Click here to view new materials purchased in November 2015! Here's a preview:

Tricky Twenty Two by Janet Evanovich (Adult Fiction)
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough (Adult Nonfiction)
The Itsy Bitsy Snowman by Jeffrey Burton (Easy Book)
Code of Honor by Alan Gratz (CD)
Paper Towns (DVD)

<![CDATA[New eBooks and Audiobooks Available!]]>Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:07:11 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/new-materials/new-ebooks-and-audiobooks-availablePicture
The following materials were added to OverDrive! To borrow an eBook or audiobook, click here!

14th Deadly Sin: Women's Murder Club Series, Book 14 by James Patterson (eBook)
14th Deadly Sin: Women's Murder Club Series, Book 14 by James Patterson (Audiobook)
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr (Audiobook)
Christmas in Mustang Creek by Linda Lael Miller (eBook)
Dead Between the Linesby Denise Swanson (eBook)                                                 
Evergreen Springs by RaeAnne Thayne (eBook)                                                           
The Hidden by Heather Graham (eBook)                                                                       
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty (eBook)                                                        
A Knights Bridge Christmas by Carla Neggers (eBook)                                                
The Lake House: A Novel by Kate Morton (eBook)                                                     
Marry Me at Christmas by Susan Mallery (eBook)                                                       
The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir (eBook)                                                                
The Murder House by James Patterson (Audiobook)
Prodigal Son: A Novel by Danielle Steel (eBook)
See Me by Nicholas Sparks, Christopher Ryan Grant (Audiobook)
The Silent Wife: A Novel by A. S. A. Harrison (eBook)
Small Wars: A Jack Reacher Story by Lee Child (eBook)                                             
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor (eBook)

<![CDATA[From the Bookshelf of...November 2015]]>Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:03:20 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/new-materials/from-the-bookshelf-ofnovember-2015Picture
Each month we'll bring you the best of what the Torrington Library team is reading! We'll give you the name of the team member, the book title and author, how many stars the team member awarded each title, and the Torrington Library call number. Click here for previous "From the Bookshelf of..." titles on our website!  

Whiskey and Charlie by Annabel Smith   
5 out of 5 Stars / FIC SMI
A captivating debut novel of brothers who have drifted apart and the accident that will determine their future, by an unforgettable new voice in fiction.

Whiskey and Charlie might have come from the same family, but they'd tell you two completely different stories about growing up. Whiskey is everything Charlie is not - bold, daring, carefree - and Charlie blames his twin brother for always stealing the limelight, always getting everything, always pushing Charlie back. By the time the twins reach adulthood, they are barely even speaking to each other.

When they were just boys, the secret language they whispered back and forth over their crackly walkie-talkies connected them, in a way. The two-way alphabet (alpha, bravo, charlie, delta) became their code, their lifeline. But as the brothers grew up, they grew apart.

When Charlie hears that Whiskey has been in a terrible accident and has slipped into a coma, Charlie can't make sense of it. Who is he without Whiskey? As days and weeks slip by and the chances of Whiskey recovering grow ever more slim, Charlie is forced to consider that he may never get to say all the things he wants to say. A compelling and unforgettable novel about rivalry and redemption, Whiskey & Charlie is perfect for anyone whose family has ever been less than picture-perfect
Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans
5 out of 5 Stars / FIC EVA
Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three years earlier, her husband cheated on her with her best friend, resulting in a bitter divorce that left her alone, broken, and distrustful.

Then, one November day, a stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court. Though she recognizes the man from her building, Elise has never formally met him. Tired of spending the holidays alone, the man offers her a proposition. For the next eight weeks-until the evening of December 24-he suggests that they pretend to be a couple. He draws up a contract with four rules:

1. No deep, probing personal questions
2. No drama
3. No telling anyone the truth about the relationship 
4. The contract is void on Christmas Day

The lonely Elise surprises herself by agreeing to the idea. As the charade progresses, the safety of her fake relationship begins to mend her badly broken heart. But just as she begins to find joy again, her long-held secret threatens to unravel the emerging relationship. But she might not be the only one with secrets.
All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani
5 out of 5 Stars / FIC TRI
Adriana Trigiani, the New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker's Wife, returns with her biggest and boldest novel yet, a hypnotic tale based on a true story and filled with her signature elements: family ties, artistry, romance, and adventure. Born in the golden age of Hollywood, All the Stars in the Heavens captures the luster, drama, power, and secrets that could only thrive in the studio system-viewed through the lives of an unforgettable cast of players creating magic on the screen and behind the scenes.

In this spectacular saga as radiant, thrilling, and beguiling as Hollywood itself, Adriana Trigiani takes us back to Tinsel Town's golden age-an era as brutal as it was resplendent-and into the complex and glamorous world of a young actress hungry for fame and success. With meticulous, beautiful detail, Trigiani paints a rich, historical landscape of 1930s Los Angeles, where European and American artisans flocked to pursue the ultimate dream: to tell stories on the silver screen.

The movie business is booming in 1935 when twenty-one-year-old Loretta Young meets thirty-four-year-old Clark Gable on the set of The Call of the Wild. Though he's already married, Gable falls for the stunning and vivacious young actress instantly.

Far from the glittering lights of Hollywood, Sister Alda Ducci has been forced to leave her convent and begin a new journey that leads her to Loretta. Becoming Miss Young's secretary, the innocent and pious young Alda must navigate the wild terrain of Hollywood with fierce determination and a moral code that derives from her Italian roots. Over the course of decades, she and Loretta encounter scandal and adventure, choose love and passion, and forge an enduring bond of love and loyalty that will be put to the test when they eventually face the greatest obstacle of their lives.

Anchored by Trigiani's masterful storytelling that takes you on a worldwide ride of adventure from Hollywood to the shores of southern Italy, this mesmerizing epic is, at its heart, a luminous tale of the most cherished ties that bind. Brimming with larger-than-life characters both real and fictional-including stars Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy, David Niven, Hattie McDaniel and more-it is it is the unforgettable story of one of cinema's greatest love affairs during the golden age of American movie making.

<![CDATA[New Materials for October 2015]]>Fri, 30 Oct 2015 16:46:21 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/new-materials/new-materials-for-october-2015Picture
New material's for October 2015 include:

All the Stars in the Heaven's by Adriana Trigiani (Adult Fiction)
Playing with Fire by Tess Gerristen (Adult Ficiton)
Age of Adaline (DVD)
Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly (Large Print Adult Nonfiction)
Horrible Harry and the Top Secret Hideout by Suzy Kline (Juv. Fiction)

Click here for a full list!

<![CDATA[New Materials List- September 2015!]]>Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:18:45 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/new-materials/new-materials-list-september-2015Picture
Click here to view new material's recently added to the library's collection during the month of September.  Some titles include:

Make Me by Lee Child (Adult Fiction)
Old Wolf by Avi (Juvenile Fiction)
Chasing Secrets by Gennifer Choldenko (Young Adult)
Woman in Gold (DVD)

<![CDATA[From the Bookshelf of...October 2015]]>Thu, 17 Sep 2015 18:56:46 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/new-materials/from-the-bookshelf-ofoctober-2015Picture

This month's From the Bookshelf of...Recommendations by the Torrington Library Team!


Cider Brook (A Swift River Valley Novel) by Carla Neggers
4 out of 5 Stars / OverDrive eBook

Being rescued by a good-looking, bad-boy firefighter isn't how Samantha Bennett expected to start her stay in Knights Bridge, Massachusetts. Now she has everyone's attention—especially that of Justin Sloan, her rescuer, who wants to know why she was camped out in an abandoned old New England cider mill. 

Samantha is a treasure hunter who has returned to Knights Bridge to solve a 300-year-old mystery and salvage her good name. Justin remembers her well. He's the one who alerted her late mentor to her iffy past and got her fired. But just because he doesn't trust her doesn't mean he can resist her. Samantha is daring, determined, seized by wanderlust—everything that strong, stoic Justin never knew he wanted. Until now…


New York by Edward Rutherford
5 out of 5 Stars / FIC RUT

Edward Rutherfurd celebrates America’s greatest city in a rich, engrossing saga, weaving together tales of families rich and poor, native-born and immigrant—a cast of fictional and true characters whose fates rise and fall and rise again with the city’s fortunes. From this intimate perspective we see New York’s humble beginnings as a tiny Indian fishing village, the arrival of Dutch and British merchants, the Revolutionary War, the emergence of the city as a great trading and financial center, the convulsions of the Civil War, the excesses of the Gilded Age, the explosion of immigration in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the trials of World War II, the near demise of New York in the 1970s and its roaring rebirth in the 1990s, and the attack on the World Trade Center. A stirring mix of battle, romance, family struggles, and personal triumphs, New York: The Novel gloriously captures the search for freedom and opportunity at the heart of our nation’s history.


Final Jeopardy by Linda Farstein
5 out of 5 Stars / FIC FAR

Alexandra Cooper, Manhattan's top sex crimes prosecutor, awakens one morning to shoking news: a tabloid headline announcing her own brutal murder. But the actual victim was Isabella Lascar, the Hollywood film star who sought refuge at Alex's Martha's Vineyard retreat. Was Isabella targeted by a stalker or -- mistaken for Alex -- was she in the wrong place at the wrong time? In an investigation that twists from the back alleys of lower Manhattan to the chic salons of the Upper East Side. Alex knows she'sin final jeopardy...and time is running out. She has to get into the killer's head before the killer gets to her.