Library Treasures


Notable Books Available Now
By Fort Myers Beach Library Staff


The Book Supremacy: Bibliophile Mystery Series Number Thirteen (New Mystery Fiction-M CAR) is a cozy whodunit adventure, adorned with recipes. The Beach Library has eleven of author Kate Carlisle’s Bibliophile Mystery books available for two-week loans. This drama takes place during a romantic honeymoon in Paris and San Francisco. The art and craft of bookbinding and rare books are a major theme, as well as murder.

If, Then: A Novel (New Fiction DAY) is a psychological alternative-reality fiction set in the modern-day Pacific Northwest. All of the characters experience surreal visions of unknown and mysterious meaning. This is an emotional and cerebral sci-fi allegory compared and contrasted with an effusive and explosive natural phenomenon. If, Then, is author Kate Hope Day’s first published work.

Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles: Price Guide 2019 (New Adult Nonfiction ANTIQUES KOVELS) is a current collectibles price guide packed with 16,000 antiques and the up-to-date price points. View over 2,500 color photographs of American and international antiques, including 500 maker’s marks and logos. The Kovel family directories are an authoritative and professionally trusted source. As a young wife and mother, Terry H. Kovel’s first book was co-authored and published in the 1950s. She is a senior member of the American Society of Appraisers.  Kovels’ list price sources are from actual auction sales from the most current year. Whether you are looking to price ceramics, dolls, furniture, jewelry or sports memorabilia, take a peek into this book.

How Women Rise: Break the Twelve Habits Holding You Back From Your Next Raise, Promotion or Job (Personal Growth PSYCHOLOGY SUCCESS HELGESEN). This is a self-help book written by a duo of experts on business success and self-realization. Authors Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith introduce each chapter with an old time-worn habit that can be flipped into a new invigorating groove! Rise up and out of repetitive ruminations and rejoice in your life achievements regardless if you are rewarded or recognized. There are a few unexpected insider tips, such as never place your current job before your career.

Sheepdog and Sheep Sheep (New Juvenile-JE BAR) is a storybook about a pro sheepdog that must protect one blissfully unaware lamb. Writer and illustrator Eric Barclay introduces the concept of patient and steadfast service to protect the innocent.

Misunderstood Shark: Friends Don’t Eat Friends! (NEW Juvenile Easy-JE DYC) This wildly colorful large-print book is exactly what the title describes, a valuable lesson on why we do not eat our friends. Your child will enjoy the undersea adventure and be carried away with fun facts and fascinating friends. The Beach Library has four books by author-illustrator Ame Dyckman.

The Road Home: Broken Road Series, Book Three (Gentle Fiction Display-GF EVA). The serendipity of life can feel like a stunt airplane loop-the-loop adventure. Escape from a near-death experience may be invigorating for some, while others may go under deep cover. Route 66, through eight great states, is the road home for protagonist Charles James. This is author Richard Paul Evan’s third and last book of this series. The Library has all three available for a two-week loan.

On Faith: Lessons From An American Believer (New Adult Nonfiction RELIGION CHRISTIANITY SCALIA) Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s career frequently addressed insights regarding religious life and law in the United States. This text is an anthology of praise for his legacy. Scalia’s closest colleagues, friends and family who were positively influenced by his work reminisce and eulogize his life of service.

Keto Diet: Your Thirty-Day Plan to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, Boost Brain Health, And Reverse Disease (New LP Nonfiction 613.25 ROB). We know you already heard about Keto, the Ketogenic diet. Why not try it out? Author and Doctor Josh Axe describe the science behind the low carbohydrate advantage. This is more than slimming down; this is about proper nutrition from quality sources.

See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover In Italy (New LP Nonfiction-914.504 MAY). The Fort Myers Beach Library has over ten Italy-inspired books written by Frances Mayes to check out. This is her 2019 edition to transport you geographically from Northern Italy to the Mezzogiorno macroregion. Her most recent love letter to Italy includes destination details for those seeking new travel experiences such as agriturismo. This is an insider’s critique of thirteen regions complete with recipes.

The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep (2019) (New Adult Nonfiction-HEALTH BRAIN LESCHZINER). Explore the neuroscience of sleep and the biological and psychological factors that define a restful night. Doctor of Neurology, Guy Leschziner is a specialist in insomnia, narcolepsy, night terrors, apnea, sleepwalking, sleep paralysis and restless leg syndrome. Introduce yourself to an accessible education into the complex world of a good night’s sleep.