Some New Books and A Word About Our 3D Printer

Happy Fall Semester, everyone! For those of you looking for something new to read to kick off this semester, we have a few new books hitting the shelves today:

Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders by Julianna Baggott The reclusive Harriet Wolf, revered author and family matriarch, has a posthumous confession – a love story. Years after her death, as her family comes together one last time, the mystery of Harriet’s life hangs in the balance. Does the truth lie in the rumored final book of the series that made Harriet a world-famous writer, or will her final confession be lost forever?

Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders tells the moving story of the unforgettable Wolf women in four distinct voices: the mysterious Harriet, who, until now, has never revealed the secrets of her past; her fiery, overprotective daughter, Eleanor; and her two grown granddaughters – Tilton, the fragile yet exuberant younger sister, who’s become a housebound hermit, and Ruth, the older sister, who ran away at sixteen and never looked back. When Eleanor is hospitalized, Ruth decides it’s time to do right by a pact she made with Tilton long ago: to return home and save her sister. Meanwhile, Harriet whispers her true life story to the reader. It’s a story that spans the entire twentieth century and is filled with mobsters, outcasts, a lonesome lion, and  a home for wayward women. It’s also a tribute to her lifelong love of the boy she met at the Maryland School for Feeble Minded Children.

Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders, Julianna Baggott’s most sweeping and enchanting novel yet, offers a profound meditation on motherhood and sisterhood as well as on the central importance of stories. It is a novel that affords its characters that rare chance we all long for – the chance to reimagine the stories of our lives while there’s still time.

Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs No one speaks the language of suspense more brilliantly than Kathy Reichs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bones, the forensic anthropologist finds herself drawn into a world of dark secrets and dangerous beliefs.

Professionally, Temperance Brennan knows exactly what to do – test, analyze, identify. Her personal life is anotehr story. She’s at a loss, wondering how to answer police detective Andrew Ryan’s marriage proposal. But the matter of matrimony takes a backseat when murder rears its head.

Hazel “Lucky” strike – a student amateur detective who mines the Internet for cold cases – comes to Brennan with a tape recording of an unknown girl being held prisoner and terrorized. Strike is convinced the voice is that of eighteen-year-old Cora Teague, who went missing more than three years earlier. Strike is also certain that the teenager’s remains are gathering dust in Temperance Brennan’s lab. 

Brennan has doubts about working with a self-styled web-sleuth. But when the evidence seems to add up, Brennan’s next stop is the treacherous backwoods where the chilling recording (and maybe Cora Teague’s bones) were discovered. Her forensic field trip only turns up more disturbing questions – along with gruesome proof of more untimely deaths.

While local legends of eerie nocturnal phenomena and sinister satanic cults aboutn, it’s a zealous and secretive relgious sect that has Brennan spooked and struggling to separate the sains from the sinners. But there’s nothing, including fire and brimstone, that can distract her from digging up the truth and taking down a killer – even as Brennan finds herself in a place where angels fear to tread, devils demand their due, and she may be damned no matter what.

The Kansas Relays by Joe D. Schrag, Foreward by Scott Huffman The Kansas Relays: Track and Field Tradition in the Heartland is the first book devoted to the rich history of this classic track carnival. Joe Schrag, a KU Relays Hall of Fame member who has seen the meet up close for 60 years, introduces readers to historic events, talented people, and unique moments that have made Lawrence, Kan., a springtime destination for athletes, coaches, and fans since 1923.

In 17 full-color chapters, The Kansas Relays is a collection of compelling stories both familiar and unknown. It is also an indispensable reference book, featuring a thorough list of Olympians who have competed at the KU Relays, and six appendixes of historical information.

After 86 years, iconic Memorial Stadium now passes the baton to Rock Chalk Park as the Relays’ home. Schrag reminds us of the innovations and performances that have made the event so special, and are sure to keep the meet creating memories for many years to come.

Don’t forget to stop by and check out our 3D Printer! We are now taking print orders and, so far, we’ve printed an entire chess set for in-library use only (it’s on the counter – come look at it!), a figurine, a golf ball, a locust model, a bag holder, and a set of keychains. What will you think of next? The sky’s the limit (within our guidelines)!  **Printer Guidelines are posted on the table, next to the printer.** 🙂 We hope to see you soon!

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