Staff Picks for Hoopla


Ebook Fiction A Short MoveHeatNerve

A Short Move by Katherine Hill

"A Short Move is an ode to both the singular glory and the heavy cost of greatness. Katherine Hill uses the rhythms of the sports novel to explore everything from the complexities of masculinity to the illusion that is the American Dream-and makes the form her own in the process. This is a deeply felt and beautifully expansive novel, one that captures vital dimensions of American life."-Laura van den Berg

Heat by Michael Cadnum

A champion diver fights to conquer her fears and get back on the board Bonnie is doing a reverse 2-and-a-half somersault when her forehead hits the diving board. She sinks into the pool, unconscious, sucking water into her lungs.

Nerve by Dick Francis

Dick Francis, the bestselling master of mystery and suspense, takes you into the thrilling world of horse racing. Nerve is the story of a struggling young jockey named Rob, a misfit in a family of accomplished musicians, who discovers that his troubling losing streak is caused not by a lack of skill or confidence, but by something far more sinister...

Read more: Sports


Ebooks Fiction A Land More Kind Than Home O Pioneers Strange as This Weather Has Been The Atlas of Reds and Blues The Turner House Their Eyes Were Watching God

A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

In his phenomenal debut novel-a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small North Carolina town-author Wiley Cash displays a remarkable talent for lyrical, powerfully emotional storytelling.

O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

O Pioneers! is a 1913 novel by American author Willa Cather, written while she was living in New York. It is the first novel of her Great Plains trilogy, followed by The Song of the Lark (1915) and My Ántonia (1918). O Pioneers! tells the story of the Bergsons, a family of Swedish-American immigrants in the farm country near the fictional[1] town of Hanover, Nebraska, at the turn of the 20th century.

Strange as This Weather Has Been by Ann Pancake

Set in present day West Virginia, Ann Pancakes debut novel, Strange As This Weather Has Been, tells the story of a coal mining family-a couple and their four children-living through the latest mining boom and dealing with the mountaintop removal and strip mining that is ruining what is left of their mountain life.

Read more: America

Ebook Fiction ACall for kelpBeach HeavenThe Beach House 

A Call For Kelp by Bree Baker

Everly Swan is busy as a bee running her beachside iced tea shop, and the small island of Charm, North Carolina is abuzz-Mitzi Calgon, an iconic Hollywood actress, is in town! Everly's great-aunts are making a documentary about beekeeping and Mira has agreed to help. But when the actress turns up dead, reporters and fans swarm the island. Part 4 of the Seaside Café Mystery series

Beach Haven by T. I. Lowe 

Free-spirited Opal Gilbert seems to have everything she needs to keep living a happy life in Sunset Cove as she refurbishes vintage furniture to sell at her funky ocean-side boutique, Bless This Mess. Until Lincoln Cole, a new-to-town ex-Marine nursing deep wounds and harboring hurts he can't seem to shake, wanders into her shop.

The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe

A Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie, as seen on Hallmark Channel! Known for her moving characters and emotional honesty, Mary Alice Monroe brings readers a beautifully rendered story that explores the fragile yet enduring bond between mothers and daughters Caretta Rutledge thought she'd left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind. Part 1 of the Beach House (Monroe) series.

Read more: Beaches

Audiobooks Nonfiction:  The 4 week Insomnia WorkbookThe Best Guided Sleep Meditation for InsomniaTrick Yourself To Sleep

The 4 week Insomnia Workbook - A Drug-Free program to Build Healthy Habits and Achieve Restful Sleep by Sara Dittoe Barrett.

This book will address the root causes of your insomnia with proven strategies and life style techniques to give you the drug-free rest you need.

The Best Guided Sleep Meditation for Insomnia : Fall Asleep Fast and gets  Full night's Rest with Deep Relaxation Techniques by Peace Found Now.

This in depth guided meditation features relaxation techniques ,an extended guided meditation and a dream sequence with a soothing voice and peaceful music. You will learn the tools to help calm and center the mind which will help you with insomnia. 

Poor sleep can wreak havoc on our lives leaving us irritable and unwell . This book is packed with simple to follow creative tips that are sure to help anyone suffering from a sleepless night.


Don't miss the library program "Discover New Zealand" over Zoom on Thursday, June 18 at 7 PM! 

Ebook Fiction  NZ Ebook NZ Ebook 1 NZ Ebook 2

The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield by Katherine Mansfield

Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp Murry was a prominent modernist writer of short fiction who was born and brought up in colonial New Zealand and wrote under the pen name of Katherine Mansfield. Mansfield left for Great Britain in 1908 where she encountered Modernist writers such as D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf with whom she became close friends. Her stories often focus on moments of disruption and frequently open rather abruptly.

Owls Do Cry by Janet Frame

First published in New Zealand in 1957, Owls Do Cry, was Janet Frame's second book and the first of her thirteen novels. Now approaching its 60th anniversary, it is securely a landmark in Frame's catalog and indeed a landmark of modernist literature. The novel spans twenty years in the Withers family, tracing Daphne's coming of age into a post-war New Zealand too narrow to know what to make of her.

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

The Thorn Birds is a robust, romantic saga of a singular family, the Clearys. It begins in the early part of this century, when Paddy Cleary moves his wife, Fiona, and their seven children to Drogheda, the vast Australian sheep station owned by his autocratic and childless older sister; and it ends more than half a century later, when the only survivor of the third generation, the brilliant actress Justine O'Neill, sets a course of life and love halfway around the world from her roots.... 

Read more: New Zealand

Ebook Fiction Black Moses   Blood Rose  Kintu  The Present Moment

Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou

It's not easy being Tokumisa Nzambe po Mose yamoyindo abotami namboka ya Bakoko. There's that long name of his for a start, which means, "Let us thank God, the black Moses is born on the lands of the ancestors." Most people just call him Moses. Then there's the orphanage where he lives, run by a malicious political stooge, Dieudonné Ngoulmoumako, and where he's terrorized by two fellow orphans, the twins Songi-Songi and Tala-Tala.

Blood Rose by Margie Orford

Walvis Bay is a depressed and isolated port on the edge of the Namib Desert. Corrupt and claustrophobic, its shifting population consists of transients and vagabonds-people with no future and no past. When it seems that a methodical serial killer may be working undetected in this pit of darkness and desperation, police profiler Dr. Clare Hart is brought in to investigate. 

Read more: Africa

Ebook smart fat

Smart Fat : Eat More Fat, Lose Weight, Get Healthy Now by Steven Masley

The innovative guide that reveals how eating more fat, the smart kind is the key to health, longevity and permanent weight loss. In addition, Masley discusses how the low fat diet and banning good fats deprives us of considerable health benefits.

Audiobooks coconut miracle omega 3

The Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife

Listeners will learn the benefits of coconut oil and shows listeners how to use it for maximum effect.This newest edition is updated with crucial information including the latest studies on links between coconut oil and benefits for heart health, brain health, the prevention of Alzheimers Disease and weight loss.

Omega 3: The Ultimate Guide for SuperNutrient for Living Longer, Happier, and Healthier by Steve W. Bauer

This book answers the questions, what is Omega 3 and why is it is healthy? Found mainly in oily fish and some seeds, Omega 3 is something we should all be eating or supplementing daily to ensure a healthy body.

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Ebook Fiction bernard cornwell the weight of ink

The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

The first in a new series -an epic saga of the making of England  - and the basis for the hit Netflix series. The exciting story of England in the 9th and 10th centuries, the years in which King Alfred the Great, his son and his grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied three of England's four kingdoms.

The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

Winner of a National Jewish Book Award and a USA Today Bestseller.  Set in London of the 1660s and early 21st century London, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city, and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history.  A NPML Book Lovers Circle pick in 2019.

Read more: History & Historical Fiction

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At long last..

.....we are starting to circulate our collection again!

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