Three Plantations - Two Wishes - One Ancient Curse

Check out the book trailer below for Compulsion by Martina Boone.

Beautiful Creatures meets The Body Finder in Compulsion, the first novel in a spellbinding new trilogy.

After the death of her disfigured, shut-in mother, Barrie Watson moves to her aunt's South Carolina plantation, which is guarded by an ancient spirit who cursed one of the island's three founding families and gave the others magical gifts that become compulsions. (Publisher Summary)
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Recently in the Media: Non-Fiction Books

Check out these non-fiction books recently featured in the media! Have you seen a book in the media that you would love to read, but isn't available at the library? Please let us know, we love to help!

How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

America - Farm to Table by Mario Batali

The Innovators by Walter Isaacson

Breaking In by Joan Biskupic

How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson
An illustrated history of innovation shares lesser-known stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes, examines unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields and reveals how important inventions have had unintended consequences. By the best-selling author of Where Good Ideas Come From. (Publisher Summary)

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
A prominent surgeon argues against modern medical practices that extend life at the expense of quality of life while isolating the dying, outlining suggestions for freer, more fulfilling approaches to death that enable more dignified and comfortable choices. (Publisher Summary)

America - Farm to Table by Mario Batali
Bestselling author and world-renown chef Mario Batali pays homage to the American farmer-from Maine to Los Angeles-in stories, photos, and recipes. (Publisher Summary)

A revelatory history of the people who created the computer and the Internet discusses the process through which innovation happens in the modern world, citing the pivotal contributions of such figures as Ada Lovelace, Alan Turing, Bill Gates, and Tim Berners-Lee. (Publisher Summary)

A biography of the first Latina Supreme Court justice, appointed in 2009 by President Obama, describes her journey to the federal bench, following her childhood in a Bronx housing project to Princeton University, Yale Law School and beyond. By the author of American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. (Publisher Summary)

Recently in the Media: Biographies

Check out these new biographies that were recently featured in the media and are available at the Community Library!

Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris

Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life & Cars by Neil Young

Worthy Fights by Leon Pancetta

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
The Emmy Award-winning star of How I Met Your Mother shares his experiences as a child star, Broadway performer and father in an over-the-top, humorous account creatively designed in the style of the popular interactive adventure series. (Publisher Summary)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee traces his six-decade career through the cars he has owned, discussing how they are reflecting new understandings about the environmental impact of automobiles. (Publisher Summary)

Worthy Fights by Leon Pancetta
The man who led the intelligence war that killed Osama bin Laden traces a life of leadership in public service, from his tenure in Congress through his years as director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense. (Publisher Summary)

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
The creator and star of HBO's "Girls" documents her coming-of-age in and out of the spotlight, recounting her experiences with everything from dieting and embarrassing sex to dirty old men and performing in less-than-ideal conditions. (Publisher Summary)

Join the Book Discussion

The Community Library will be holding a book discussion of the The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid on November 13th between 2PM and 4PM.
A young Muslim American, Changez is living the American dream, with an education at an Ivy League college, high-paying job, and romance with Erica, a member of the elite New York social circles, until the events of September 11th turn his life upside down and force him to confront his personal allegiances. (Publisher Summary)

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100 Mysteries & Thrillers to Read in a Lifetime: Readers' Picks!

Back in April, the editors over at Amazon complied a list of Mystery and Thriller books, and asked readers to vote for their favorites on Goodreads. The votes are in and the list of 100 Mysteries and Thrillers to read in a lifetime has been created! 

The top 10 books are listed below, and all available at the Community Library. 

The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo by Stieg Larsson

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Girl with the Dragon Tatoo by Stieg Larsson
Forty years after the disappearance of Harriet Vanger from the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family, her octogenarian uncle hires journalist Mikael Blomqvist and Lisbeth Salander, an unconventional young hacker, to investigate. (Publisher Summary)

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
When ten people arrive on private Indian Island off England's southwest coast, lured to a mansion by invitations from a mysterious host, terror mounts as one guest after another is murdered, in a classic whodunit that is an elaboration of the famous children's rhyme "Ten Little Indians. (Publisher Summary)

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and French cryptologist Sophie Neveu work to solve the murder of an elderly curator of the Louvre, a case which leads to clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci and a centuries-old secret society. (Publisher Summary)

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Just after midnight, a snowstorm stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks in the middle of Yugoslavia. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for this time of year. But by morning there is one passenger less. A "respectable American gentleman" lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. (Publisher Summary) 

Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
For months after her death, the memory of Rebecca de Winter continues to dominate everyone at her former home, Manderley, one of the most famous English country houses. (Publisher Summary)

Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle 
Here, collected in one volume, are all four full-length novels and 56 short stories chronicling the colorful adventures of Sherlock Holmes--every word Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ever wrote about Baker Street's most famous resident. (Publisher Summary)

When the reporters to a sex-trafficking exposâe are murdered and computer hacker Lisbeth Salander is targeted as the killer, Mikael Blomkvist, the publisher of the exposâe, investigates to clear Lisbeth's name. (Publisher Summary)

While recovering in the hospital, Lisbeth Salander enlists the aid of journalist Mikael Blomkvist to prove her innocent of three murders and identify the corrupt politicians who have allowed her to suffer. (Publisher Summary)

Still Life by Louise Penny
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the SpuretGe du QuGebec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. (Publisher Summary)

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
When a woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage, while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred. (Publisher Summary)

Click here to view the complete list of winners.