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Discovering the Mammoth at the library

By Special to The Standard

These new books are available at St. Catharines Public Library.

Fiction

The Jump, by Martina Cole

An English woman who worships her husband is persuaded to help him escape from prison. Implementing the jump takes her into a brutal world she never believed existed, one where she must confront a series of shattering revelations that ultimately threaten her own existence.

Missing Persons, by Michael Brandman

Buddy Steel, an aggressive and cynical LAPD homicide cop, reluctantly agrees to return home to aid his ailing father who is the current sheriff of a privileged coastal town. His first investigation, the disappearance of the wife of a television evangelist, leads him into a complex mix of twisted families, avaricious con men, gangs, drugs and murder.

A Reckoning, by Linda Spalding

In this companion volume to the author’s award-winning novel The Purchase, Quaker John Dickinson and his family head west from Pennsylvania in the spring of 1855, trying to escape their losses. Landing in Virginia, he makes a life altering decision to purchase a slave to help him build their new home. This moral compromise leads to many troubles for the whole family, both free and slave.

Rooted in Evil, by Ann Granger

When the body of Carl Finch is found in a Cotswold wood, it looks like suicide, but looks are deceptive and before long the police are looking for a murderer. Supt. Ian Carter and Insp. Jess Campbell soon discover that Carl was a morally and financially bankrupt man with more than one person relishing in his demise.

Trace, by Archer Mayor

With the head honcho away from his post, several staff members of the Vermont Bureau of Investigation must take on a variety of criminal cases. Lead investigator Sammy Martens takes on the murder of a seemingly innocent young woman, and Willy Kunkle’s investigation of a child’s report eventually leads to possible sabotage against military equipment.

Non-fiction

Stress Proof: The Scientific Solution to Protect Your Brain and Body – and Be More Resilient Every Day, by Mithu Storoni

This book is full of practical advice for making your body and mind more able to resist the effects of stress.

Darwin’s Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory, by James T. Costa

Darwin’s voyage on the HMS Beagle was just the start of his experiments in evolution. Find out what he did and how you can reproduce some of his experiments.

Simply Electrifying: The Technology That Transformed the World, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk, by Craig R. Roach

Imagine a world without electricity. You probably can’t, since electricity is embedded in every facet of our life. This book examines the full history of this amazing force.

Discovering the Mammoth: A Tale of Giants, Unicorns, Ivory, and the Birth of a New Science, by John J. McKay

This is the fascinating history of civilization’s attempts to explain the mystery of the giant bones they discovered and how progressing science has begun to find the answers.

Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion World Tour: 30 Years Later, a Celebration of Courage, Strength, and the Power of Community, by Jake MacDonald

A wonderful tribute to Rick Hansen’s ground-breaking accomplishments in raising awareness for disabilities and spinal cord injuries. 



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