Life

Behold the Dreamers at the library

By Special to The Standard

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

Fiction

Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue

A Cameroonian couple imagine a bright future in store for them when they begin work for a Wall Street executive and his family. When the financial world is rocked by the 2008 collapse, the lives of both families are dramatically upended and Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.

Dear Mr. M, by Herman Koch

Obsessed by his neighbour, the distinguished author M., a man examines every aspect of his life, especially the details of his best-know work — a true crime novel about teen lovers who were suspects in a teacher’s disappearance.

Face Blind, by Lance Hawvermale

Gabe Traylin, a man unable to recognize human faces, is content to live far from civilization at an observatory in the remote Chilean desert. When he witnesses a murder there, he is drawn dangerously into an investigation that will unearth dreadful secrets from Chile’s fascist past.

Stranger, by David Bergen

A young Guatemalan woman crosses illegally into the United States, travelling in a dangerous world in the hopes of reclaiming her stolen baby girl.

The Wages of Desire, by Stephen Kelly

In the late summer of 1942, DCI Thomas Lamb must risk his life to uncover the truth behind the murders of a young conscientious objector and an old tramp in the Hampshire village of Winstead. 

Non-fiction

The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money, by Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier

The Panama Papers blew the lid off of a worldwide network of shell companies and those who used them. Read what the journalists involved in the expose have to say about their year-long investigation.

Double Ace: Robert Lee Scott Jr., Pilot, Hero, and Teller of Tall Tales, by Robert Coram

This is a fascinating look at the life of one of the Second World War’s greatest pilots, from his childhood to the difficulties he faced in later years.

Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World, by Judith D. Schwartz

With droughts and extreme weather making headlines, this book takes a look at places that have started to reverse the decline of fresh water.

Maps That Changed the World, by John O. E. Clark

Maps fascinate and inform us, from the earliest clay maps to modern satellite images. Wander along in this beautifully illustrated collection of maps.

Cured: Handcrafted Charcuteria and More, by Charles Wekselbaum

This book is sure to tempt the taste buds with its delightful selection of meats, cheeses and other tasty tidbits.