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Check out these new books at the Bandera Public Library

By John Hegemeier Library Director

Road to Little Dribbling– by Bill Bryson. You could hardly ask for a better guide to Great Britain than Bill Bryson. His new book is a successor to his classic Notes From A Small Island. Like its predecessor, The Road to Little Dribbling is a travel memoir, combining adventures and observations from his travels around the island nation with recounting of his life there. Bryson is such a good writer that even if you don’t especially go in for travel books, he makes reading this book worthwhile.
Thomas Jefferson & the Tripoli Pirates – by Brian Kilmeade. A retelling of America’s first and mostly forgotten foreign conflict. Jefferson, tired of the duplicity and the bribes demanded by the Islamic states on the Mediterranean coast dispatched the navy to protect merchant ships from pirates. A thrilling book with action and intrigue that is still relevant as the United States once again inserts its forces into Islamic countries.
NYPD Red 4 – by James Patterson. NYPD Red is a special task force of the New York Police Department that investigates high profile crimes involving the most famous and wealthiest citizens of New York City. In this fourth book of the series Zach Jordan, partnering with his ex-girlfriend Kylie MacDonald, investigate a murder and robbery at a glitzy movie premier.
My Name is Lucy Barton – by Elizabeth Stout. Author of the Pulitzer Prizewinning book Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Stout stays true to her simple storytelling style. This relatively slim book explores the relationship between a daughter who has been hospitalized and her mother.
Star Wars-Force Awakens-Visual Dictionary – by Pablo Hidalgo. If you or someone you know is fascinated by the Star Wars universe then you’ll want to check out this definitive guide to the characters from the latest Star Wars movie. Crisp and succinct photographs combined with clear authoritative text by Lucasfilm insider Pablo Hidalgo, this book names and explains all the details of costumes, weapons, and accessories
Revenant – by Michael Punke. Based on a true incident from the American West, this debut novel is the spell-binding tale of Hugh Glass. A true adventurer, Hugh Glass sailed with the pirate Jean Lafitte and spent a year as a prisoner of the Loup Pawnee Indians. In 1822, Glass joined the Rocky Mountain Fur Trading Company and heads out west where he is attacked by a grizzly bear. Left for dead, Glass survives against all odds and embarks on a 3,000-mile-long trek.
Alphabet School – by Stephen Johnson. This beautifully illustrated children’s by a Caldecott Award winning artist is a unique look at how the letters of the alphabet can be found in everyday objects at a typical school.