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New Books

Click on a title to learn more about these forthcoming books, and to place a hold!

New Books Coming in March


Accidental Heroes by Danielle Steele
Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen
As You Wish, No. 3 (Summerhouse) by Jude Deveraux
Bone Music, No. 1 (Burning Girl) by Christopher Rice
Covert Game, No. 14 (GhostWalker) by Christine Feehan
A Dangerous Game, No. 3 (New York Confidential) by Heather Graham
The Disappeared, No. 18 (Joe Pickett) by C. J. Box
The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer
The Flight Attendant by Christopher A. Bohjalian
The Girl in the Moon by Terry Goodkind
Plum Tea Crazy, No. 19 (Tea Shop Mysteries) by Laura Childs
The Punishment She Deserves, No. 20 (Inspector Lynley) by Elizabeth George
Red Alert, No. 5 (NYPD Red) by James Patterson & Marshall Karp
The Rising Sea, No. 15 (NUMA Files) by Clive Cussler & Graham Brown
Sweet Vengeance by Fern Michaels
The Third Victim by Phillip Margolin
Truth or Dare, No. 4 (Men of the Sisterhood) by Fern Michaels


Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968 by Ryan H. Walsh
The Biological Mind: How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are by Alan Jansanoff
Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating For Cognitive Power by Lisa Mosconi
Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Rule the World by Jennifer Palmieri

New Books Coming in April


The 17th Suspect. No 17 (Women’s Murder Club) by James Patterson
⦁ After Anna by Lisa Scottoline
⦁ Cave of Bones, No. 3 (Leaphorn, Chee &
Manuelito) by Anne Hillerman
⦁ The Cutting Edge, No. 14 (Lincoln Rhyme)
by Jeffery Deaver
⦁ The Fallen, No. 4 (Memory Man)
by David Baldacci
⦁ The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse
by Alexander McCall Smith
⦁ I’ve got My Eyes on You by Mary Higgins Clark
⦁ Macbeth (Hogarth Shakespeare) by Jo Nesbo
⦁ Miss Julia Raises the Roof, No. 19 (Miss Julia)
by Ann B. Ross
⦁ Shattered Mirror, No 22 (Eve Duncan)
by Iris Johansen
⦁ Shoot First, No. 45 (Stone Barrington)
by Stuart Woods
⦁ The Sixth Day, No. 5 (A Brit in the FBI)
by Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison
⦁ Twenty-One Days, No. 1 (Daniel Pitt)
by Anne Perry
⦁ Twisted Prey, No. 28 (Prey) by John Sandford
⦁ Varina by Charles Frazier


⦁ The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table by Rick Bragg
⦁ Blood Moon: An American Epic of War and Splendor in the Cherokee Nation
by John Sedgwick
⦁ The Death of Democracy: Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar
Republic by Benjamin Cart Hett
⦁ Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright
⦁ Love Rules: How to Find a Real Relationship in a Digital World by Joanna Coles
⦁ Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer by Barbara Ehrenreich
⦁ The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America by Timothy Snyder
⦁ To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice
by Michael K. Honey
⦁ Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles 2019, 52nd Edition, Edited by Noah Fleisher
⦁ World War I: The Definitive Visual History
by DK Pub

New Books Coming in May

⦁ The Cast by Danielle Steele
⦁ The Crooked Staircase, No. 3 (Jane Hawk) by Dean R. Koontz
⦁ Fade to Black, No. 24 (Krewe of Hunters) by Heather Graham
⦁ The Forgotten Road, No. 2 (Broken Road) by Richard Paul Evans
⦁ The Gray Ghost, No. 10 (Sam and Remi Fargo Adventures) by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell
⦁ How it Happened by Michael Koryta
⦁ King of Ashes, No. 1 (Firemane Saga) by Raymond E. Feist
⦁ My Kind of Christmas (Christmas Tree Ranch) by Janet Dailey
⦁ The Outsider by Stephen King
⦁ Princess, No. 14 by James Patterson and Rees Jones
⦁ Probable Claws, No. 27 (Mrs. Murphy) by Rita Mae Brown
⦁ Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts
⦁ To the Moon and Back, No. 3 (Baxter Family) by Karen


⦁ American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
⦁ The Autoimmune Solutions Cookbook: Over 150 Delicious Recipes to Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum of Inflammatory Symptoms and Diseases by Amy Myers
⦁ Calypso by David Sedaris
⦁ The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50 by Johnathan Rauch
⦁ How to Change Your Mind: What the New
Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About
Consciousness, Dying, Addiction,
Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan
⦁ Rebel Talent: Why it Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life by Francesca Gino
⦁ Robin by Dave Itzkoff

New Books Coming to the Library in January 2018



New Books Coming to the Library in February 2018



Beautiful Days: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates
Child of a Mad God, No. 1 (Coven) by R.A. Salvatore
Death in Live Oak, A, No. 15 (Jack Swyteck) by James Grippando
Death of an Honest Man, No. 33 (Hamish Macbeth) by M.C. Beaton
Fifty Fifty, No. 2 (Detective Harriet Blue) by James Patterson & Candice Fox
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Look for Me, No. 9 (Detective D. D. Warren) by Lisa Gardner
Night Moves, No. 33 (Alex Delaware) by Jonathan Kellerman
Poison, No. 17 (Dismas Hardy) by John Lescroart


Triumph of Christianity, The: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World by Bart Ehrman


The Watauga County Public Library hosts several book clubs. Please see our calendar for upcoming events. Here are some of the book clubs that meet at our library:

Book Bunch Book Club

The Book Bunch Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Watauga County Public Library Meeting Room. Everyone is invited to attend. Contact the reference desk at (828) 264-8784 ext. 2 or e-mail us directly via our contact form.

Watauga Library Book Brewers Book Club

The Watauga Library Book Brewers Book Club meets every other month on the third Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Pepper's Restaurant. The good folks at Pepper's let the Book Brewers have a nice space just opposite of the Salad and Soup Bar to meet, greet and talk about the group's book selections, as well as the relationship of the literature to current, personal and historical experience. If you would like to receive information about the Book Brewers, please e-mail Adult Services directly via our contact form.

Click below for a list of the book selections, meeting dates, and more for 2018 (downloads as a PDF file).

2018 Book Brewers Selections

Cook the Books! A Mystery Book Club

Cook the Books meets the first Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. in the Watauga County Public Library Meeting Room. The club has snacks each month based on clues from the book. If you would like to be included on the email listserv for announcements, please contact Angela Constantino at (828) 264-8784 ext. 1 or e-mail us directly via our contact form.

North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

The North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH) is a special public library that circulates books and magazines especially made for persons who cannot use regular printed material because of a visual or physical disability.