March & April Titles to Request Now

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New books are still being ordered though we are focusing more on our ebook and audiobook collection for the moment.

When you are browsing the OverDrive catalog, please note that we can’t purchase ebooks until they have been released so it will look like we don’t own it or are not planning on purchasing it. If you would like to read a book that has not yet been released, take a moment to click the “Recommend’ button so that we know how many people want it and purchase accordingly.

Here are some of the new and upcoming titles you can borrow or request:

The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian
Request ebook or audiobook from OverDrive
An American man vanishes on a rural road in Vietnam and his girlfriend, an emergency room doctor trained to ask questions, follows a path that leads her home to the very hospital where they met. Alexis uncovers a series of strange lies that force her to wonder: Where did Austin go? Why did he really bring her to Vietnam? And how much danger has he left her in?

The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow (Released on March 31)
Recommend the purchase of ebook or audiobook in OverDrive
Mary, the bookish ugly duckling of Pride and Prejudice‘s five Bennet sisters, emerges from the shadows and transforms into a desired woman with choices of her own in Janice Hadlow’s debut novel. Mary learns she must throw off the false expectations and wrong ideas that have combined to obscure her true nature and prevented her from what makes her happy.

Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler (Released on April 6)
Recommend the purchase of ebook or audiobook in OverDrive
Micah Mortimer is a creature of habit. A self-employed tech expert, superintendent of his Baltimore apartment building, cautious to a fault behind the steering wheel, he seems content leading a steady, circumscribed life. But one day his routines are blown apart when his woman friend (he refuses to call anyone in her late thirties a “girlfriend”) tells him she’s facing eviction, and a teenager shows up at Micah’s door claiming to be his son.

Afterlife by Julia Alvarez (Released on April 7)
Recommend the purchase of ebook in OverDrive
Antonia Vega has just retired from the college where she taught English when her beloved husband, Sam, suddenly dies. And then more jolts: her bighearted but unstable sister disappears, and Antonia returns home one evening to find a pregnant, undocumented teenager on her doorstep. What do we owe those in crisis in our families, including—maybe especially—members of our human family? How do we live in a broken world without losing faith in one another or ourselves? And how do we stay true to those glorious souls we have lost?

Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles (Released on April 14)
Recommend the purchase of ebook or audiobook in OverDrive
The critically acclaimed, bestselling author of News of the World and Enemy Women returns to Texas in this atmospheric story, set at the end of the Civil War, about an itinerant fiddle player, a ragtag band of musicians with whom he travels trying to make a living, and the charming young Irish lass who steals his heart.

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd (Released on April 21)
Recommend the purchase of ebook or audiobook in OverDrive
Grounded in meticulous research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus’s life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring, unforgettable account of one woman’s bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place and culture devised to silence her.

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