The Department of Sensitive Crimes (New Mystery Fiction M MCCA) is a humorous mystery adventure, the first in the new Detective Varg Series, by Alexander McCall Smith. This adventure introduces you to the real-life city of Malmö, Sweden and many fictional eccentric criminals, victims and detectives. Crime solving has never been so delicately diplomatic. The FMB Library has 139 titles available by this celebrated author.
The Deepest Blue: Tales of Renthia (New Fiction DUR) is considered by the publishers to be part Island of the Blue Dolphins and part Hunger Games. This work is fantasy fiction author; Sarah Beth Durst’s Book One of her new series. An imaginary island and the vulnerable inhabitants are tested and tortured by powerful and vindictive spirits. Despite living on an isle of natural beauty, thriving is futile and survival is not often the only option.
2019 Standard Catalog of World Coins. 1901-2000 (New Adult Nonfiction ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES STANDARD) is a monumental black and white coin image reference directory. Alongside each of the multitudes of 20th-century coins, the specific vital facts and facets of information are meticulously described. This classic tome has been published for half a century and is heavily relied upon by those in the numismatics community.
The FMB Library also has a new smaller 2019 version available; specific to the United States.
Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals (New Adult Nonfiction – PERSONAL GROWTH HOLLIS) Over analyzing other’s reactions and filling your head with, “What would ____ think?” is no way to start your road to success. Happiness and favorable results are achievable, author Rachel Hollis has documented her roadmap to right thinking.
Excuses, behaviors and skills begin each chapter, her final analysis exclaims, “Believe in your dang self!”
Quiet (JE DEP) is a subtle storybook for young children who may want to learn about the pricelessness of peaceful silence and the celebration of stillness. Author Tomie dePaola considers his life’s work to be a calling and firmly believes that all children deserve only our very best.
The FMB Library has forty books written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola, all available for a two-week loan.
Breakaway (J-SPORTS SABINO) is part of the Ready-to-Read Superstar Gameday Series. The book begins with a glossary of soccer terms to introduce young readers to the language of the beautiful game. The breakaway position is a one-on-one between offense and defense. A solitary super-fast player accelerates to break from the pack and attempts to score against the singular goalkeeper.
Author David Sabino’s illustrated action story teaches these passes and plays. The tale is told from the experiences of a team manager, rules and regulations are this story’s strategy.
Hearts in Harmony: Amish Journeys Series (LP Gentle Fiction Display GF WIS) is the first in a new series of gentle Christian fiction. A genuine commitment and love for the melodic art of music lends itself easily to the flow and creation of romantic love.
This is the experience the characters Mary and Levi form together in the Amish Indiana countryside.
Heavens On Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia
(RELIGION SHERMER) is a scholarly text about life, loss of life, potential of the afterlife and more death. The author shares an impressive collection of lyrical quotes sprinkled throughout the text. Dylan Thomas’s villainesque encapsulates author Michael Shermer’s viewpoint. “Do not go gentle into that good night, old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light…” –Thomas.
Living well despite the end game is the moral of this story.
The Happy Cookbook: A Celebration of the Food That Makes America Smile (New Adult Nonfiction COOKBOOKS AMERICAN DOOCY) demonstrates American family cooking at its best. Creative recipe names such as, Swim Team Chowder, Baseball Blueberry Buckle and I Heart Big Apple Pie are the fun smiles you will find in Steve and Kathy Doocy’s tribute to the deliciousness of the great United States. Side note:
The photo of the hamburger cookies is adorable, spoiler: they are not made of hamburger.
100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas: Where To Go, When To Go, What To See, What To Do (New Adult Nonfiction -TRAVEL NORTH AMERICA) This 2019 United States and Canada guidebook features the best of nature and current info regarding park accommodations availability and attractions. For ease of use, top ten lists are featured. More than a fair share of the guide is about the United States, Canada is highlighted on fifty pages. Divisions are New England and New York, the Mid-Atlantic, the South, the Midwest, Rocky Mountains, California and Nevada, the Southwest Pacific, Northwest and Alaska, American Tropics and Canada.
The author is Joseph Yogerst and the publisher is National Geographic.
From The Ground Up: A Journey To Reimagine The Promise Of America (New Adult Nonfiction BIO SCHULTZ) A Starbucks billionaire executive writes about success in the coffee industry and meaningful social responsibility for big business in the United States. Intention, reinvention and the risks of unintended consequences are a few of the chapter topics.
Author and Brooklyn native Howard Schultz shares his vision and addresses big business leadership’s potential impact on our society.
By Fort Myers Beach Library Staff