Looking for a good book? Librarians at the Oakdale Library are always happy to offer reading suggestions. And now, a good book is easier to find than ever. New books at the Oakdale Library will be featured on the first Wednesday of each month in the Oakdale Leader. Librarians will provide information about books for children and adults, both fiction and non-fiction.
To reserve a book featured in New Books at the Library, visit www.stanislauslibrary.org or call 847-4204. A library card is required to reserve a book and it only takes a few minutes to apply. Best of all, library cards are free. New customers can apply online or visit the library at 151 So. First Ave. Watch the Oakdale Leader each month for new selections available at the Oakdale Library.
DESTINY AND POWER: THE AMERICAN ODYSSEY OF GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH
By Jon Meacham
Jon Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author, chronicles the life of George Herbert Walker Bush. Drawing on President Bush’s personal diaries, on the diaries of his wife, Barbara, and on extraordinary access to the 41st president and his family, Meacham paints an intimate and surprising portrait of an intensely private man who led the nation through tumultuous times.
By Katy Simpson Smith
This captivating novel, set in the late 18th-century American South, follows a singular group of companions — an escaped slave, a white orphan, and a Creek Indian — who are being tracked down for murder. French tracker Le Clerc, sent to find them, must decide which has a greater claim: swift justice, or his own curiosity about how three such disparate, desperate men could act in unison.
By Susan Crandall
They are barnstormers … the daredevil fliers whose airborne acrobatics are a thrilling spectacle crisscrossing the Heartland skies. Rising above each of their circumstances in their own “flying circus” are Cora Rose Haviland, a privileged young woman left penniless when her father’s fortune is lost; Charles “Gil” Gilchrist, a World War I pilot whose traumatic past fuels his death-defying stunts; and 18-year-old Henry Schuler, the son of a German immigrant farmer, on the run from shocking accusations.