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New arrivals to read over the holidays

New arrivals to read over the holidays

By Sherry Mohan-Neves

Port Jervis Free Library

If you happen to be gifted a new coffee mug for Christmas, why not give it its first fill-up while sitting down to read one of these new titles. And don’t forget some holiday cookies to go with it.

“W.E.B. Griffin: Rogue Asset” by Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson. “The secretary of state has been kidnapped by Islamic extremists, and his only hope for survival is a reconstituted Presidential Agent Team in this revival of W.E.B. Griffin’s…bestselling series.”

“The Midnight Hour” by Elly Griffiths. “The Brighton police force is on the hunt for another killer, but this time they have competition – a newly-formed all-women’s private eye firm, led by none other than the police chief’s wife.”

“Once Upon a Wardrobe” by Patti Callahan. “…from the best-selling author of ‘Becoming Mrs. Lewis’, comes another enchanting story that pulls back the curtain on the early life of C.S. Lewis.”

“Sharpe’s Assassin” by Bernard Cornwell. “If you love historical drama…then look no further.” – Boston Globe

“A History of Wild Places” by Shea Ernshaw. When Travis Wren “takes on the case of [missing children’s author] Maggie St. James, he’s led to a place many only believed to be a legend.”

“Sea Hawke” by Ted Bell. An Alex Hawke novel. “An around-the-world journey becomes a fight against terror.”

“The Left-Handed Twin” by Thomas Perry, A Jane Whitefield novel by “a master of nail-biting suspense” that leads “Whitefield through the wilds of the Northeast.”

“The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven” by Nathaniel Ian Miller. “The captivating story of one man who banishes himself to a solitary life in the Arctic Circle and is saved by good friends, a loyal dog, and a surprise visit that changes everything.”

“The Ballerinas” by Rachel Kapelke-Dale. “Ballerinas are like pointe shoes: you have to break them down before they’re of any use.” “A magnetic cast of characters you won’t soon forget.”

The Island of Missing Trees” by Elif Shafak. A Reese’s Book Club selection. Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot meet and fall in love in this story that spans the years. “A delicately constructed story of love, division, transcendence, history, and eco-consciousness.”

“All the Feels: Catch a Falling Star” by Olivia Dade. “Dade is so gentle with her characters, giving them each the space to become their best selves while also being loved for all their flaws. …hilarious and poignant at the same time.”

All quoted text is from the book covers and reviews.

Visit the library's website at to browse all our offerings including print, audio, video and online programs for children and adults. No Internet access? Have your library card handy and call the Port Jervis Free Library at 845-856-7313, ext. 3, and a circulation clerk will help you. Free extended hours of Wi-Fi access are also available to all from the seating areas and parking lots outside the library at 138 Pike Street, Port Jervis, from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. seven days a week.

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