New at the Orem Library


artworks-000091212173-nwyvkd-t500x500 Lila: A NovelMarilynne Robinson

Lila, homeless and alone, steps inside a small-town Iowa church and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister, John Ames, and begins a new existence. Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by Doll, a young drifter, and brought up by her in a hardscrabble childhood. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to reconcile their days of hardship with the gentle Christian worldview of her husband which paradoxically judges those she loves.

content.chilifresh Food: A Love Story, Jim Gaffigan

Stand-up comedian and author Jim Gaffigan rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet.

content.chilifresh-1 Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography, Neil Patrick Harris

This hilarious book has been adapted especially for the audiobook edition so listeners hear all of the same fun and humor from the printed version and don’t have to make any decisions or jump around, just kick back, relax and listen. Plus, it features exclusive bonus audio of young Neil delivering an adorable speech.


content.chilifresh-2 The 13th Day of Christmas, Jason F. Wright

When nine-year-old Charlee and eighty-year-old Marva are both diagnosed with cancer, the prospects of having a merry Christmas seem bleak, until a series of letters and gifts that coincide with the 12 days of Christmas begin to appear.

content.chilifresh-3 The Killer Next DoorAlex Marwood

Just how well do you know your neighbors? Everyone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be renting rooms in a dodgy old building for cash-no credit check, no lease. The six residents mostly keep to themselves, but one unbearably hot summer night, a terrible accident pushes them into an uneasy alliance. What they don’t know is that one of them is a killer. He’s already chosen his next victim, and he’ll do anything to protect his secret.

content.chilifresh-4 Change of Heart, Jude Deveraux

Eli and Chelsea lost touch with each other over the years, until Eli bought a house in his father’s hometown of Edilean, Virginia, and invited Chelsea for a visit. She had her own life and was certain that a childhood friendship couldn’t be anything more, but she went nonetheless and found herself quite unprepared for the changes she saw in Eli. And neither of them were prepared to run into a mystery with a family that needs to be rescued.


content.chilifresh-5 The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Genetic Mystery, a Lethal Cancer, and the Improbable Invention of a Lifesaving Treatment, Jessica Wapner

Discusses the history of a genetic mutation, discovered in 1959, that causes chronic myeloid leukemia, and traces the research and breakthroughs that led to the creation of a drug that makes this once-fatal illness now treatable.

content.chilifresh-6 Goodnight Darth Vader, Jeffrey Brown

In this Episode, the Sith Lord must soothe his rambunctious twins, Luke and Leia, who are not ready to sleep and who insist on a story. As Vader reads, the book looks in on favorite creatures, droids, and characters, such as Yoda, R2-D2, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Maul, Admiral Ackbar, Boba Fett, and many others as they tuck in, yawn, and settle down to dream.

content.chilifresh-7 No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes, Anand Gopal

Following three Afghans – a Taliban commander, a US-backed warlord and a housewife trapped in the middle of the fighting – through years of US missteps, this dramatic narrative reveals the workings of America’s longest war and the truth behind its prolonged agony.



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