Recent Additions

Recent additions to our library

Some recent additions to the library shelves:

MAIGRET SETS A TRAP by Georges Simenon (3 volumes interpoint braille; ebraille)

Inspector Jules Maigret, book 48

Inspector Maigret goes after the murderer of five women, all of the same build, knifed at night in the streets of Montmartre, all with their clothes slashed.

 

THE DRY by Jane Harper (5 volumes interpoint braille; ebraille)

Aaron Falk, book 1

Who really killed the Hadler family? Luke Hadler turns a gun on his wife and child, then himself. The farming community of Kiewarra is facing life and death choices daily. If one of their own broke under the strain, well ... When Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk returns to Kiewarra for the funerals, he is loath to confront the people who rejected him twenty years earlier. But when his investigative skills are called on, the facts of the Hadler case start to make him doubt this murder-suicide charge. And as Falk probes deeper into the killings, old wounds are reopened. For Falk and his childhood friend Luke shared a secret ... A secret Falk thought long buried ... A secret which Luke's death starts to bring to the surface ...

 

TWISTED by Jonathan Kellerman (6 volumes interpoint braille; ebraille)

Petra Connor, book 2

Hollywood homicide detective Petra Connor has helped psychologist Alex Delaware crack tough cases in the past. And in Jonathan Kellerman's New York Times bestseller Billy Straight she took the lead in the desperate hunt for a teenage runaway stalked by a vengeful murderer. Now the complex and wryly compassionate Petra is once again at the center of the action, in a novel of cunning twists and page-turning suspense.

Lifeless bodies sprawl in a dance-club parking lot after a brutal L.A. drive-by. Of the four seemingly random victims, one stands out: a girl with pink shoes who cannot be identified–and who, days later, remains a Jane Doe. With zero leads and no apparent motive, it's another case destined for the cold file–until Petra decides to follow her instincts and descends into a world of traveling grifters and bloodthirsty killers, pursuing a possible eyewitness whose life is in mortal danger.

Finding her elusive quarry—alive—isn't all Petra has on her plate: departmental politics threatens to sabotage her case, and her personal life isn't doing much better. If all that wasn't enough, Isaac Gomez, a whiz-kid grad student researching homicide statistics at the station house, is convinced he's stumbled upon a bizarre connection between several unsolved murders. The victims had nothing in common, yet each died by the same method, on the same date–a date that's rapidly approaching again. And that leaves Petra with little time to unravel the twisted logic of a cunning predator who's evaded detection for years–and whose terrible hour is once more at hand.

 

I LET YOU GO by Clare Mackintosh (6 volumes interpoint braille; ebraille)

A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn't have prevented it. Could she?

In a split-second, Jenna Gray's world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows, to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life for ever.

Slowly, Jenna begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future. But her past is about to catch up with her, and the consequences will be devastating …

Did you love Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train? Now lose yourself in the twisty, enthralling psychological thriller that everyone is talking about.

 

SALT HOUSES by Hala Alayan (6 volumes interpoint braille; ebraille)

Where do you go when you can't go home?

On the eve of her daughter Alia's wedding, Salma reads the girl's future in a cup of coffee dregs.

Although she keeps her predictions to herself that day, they soon come to pass in the wake of the Six-Day War of 1967. Caught up in the resistance, Alia's brother disappears, while Alia and her husband move from Nablus to Kuwait City. Reluctantly they build a life, torn between needing to remember and learning to forget.

When Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait, Alia and her family yet again lose their home, their land, and their story as they know it. Scattering to Beirut, Paris and Boston, Alia's children start families of their own, once more navigating the burdens and blessings of beginning again.

 

BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE by Trent Dalton (8 volumes interpoint braille; ebraille)

A novel of love, crime, magic, fate and coming of age, set in Brisbane's violent working class suburban fringe—from one of Australia's most exciting new writers.

Brisbane, 1983: A lost father, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crim for a babysitter. It's not as if Eli's life isn't complicated enough already. He's just trying to follow his heart, learning what it takes to be a good man, but life just keeps throwing obstacles in the way—not least of which is Tytus Broz, legendary Brisbane drug dealer.

But if Eli's life is about to get a whole lot more serious. He's about to fall in love. And, oh yeah, he has to break into Boggo Road Gaol on Christmas Day, to save his mum.

A story of brotherhood, true love and the most unlikely of friendships, Boy Swallows Universe will be the most heartbreaking, joyous and exhilarating novel you will read all year.

 

DRIVING MISS NORMA by Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle (4 volumes interpoint braille; ebraille)

When Miss Norma was diagnosed with terminal cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last days, Norma—newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage—rose to her full height of five feet and told her doctor:

"I'm ninety years old. I'm hitting the road!"

And so Norma took off on an unforgettable cross-country journey with her retired son, Tim, his wife, Ramie, and their poodle, Ringo, in a thirty-six foot RV.

Driving Miss Norma is the charming, infectiously joyous chronicle of her experiences on the road—from a hot-air balloon trip and her first-ever pedicure, to meeting strangers who became firm friends and bonding as a family in ways they had never expected.

Infused with an irrepressible nonagenarian's wisdom, courage and generous spirit, Driving Miss Norma is a joyful true story about living life on your own terms. It shows us it's never too late to begin an adventure, inspire hope, discover yourself or become a trailblazer.When Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait, Alia and her family yet again lose their home, their land, and their story as they know it. Scattering to Beirut, Paris and Boston, Alia's children start families of their own, once more navigating the burdens and blessings of beginning again.