New Books!

We have a lot of popular best sellers at the Waban Library Center – books that typically have long waiting lists at other libraries.  We are also happy to take recommendations for books from our patrons.  Come in and check out these and many more hot titles! We also have a new collection of Playaways – all in one devices for you to listen to a favorite book.  

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Adult Fiction

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
The Suspect by Fiona Barton
A Manual For Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
The Milkman by Anna Burns
The Red Coat: A Novel of Boston by Dolley Carlson
Run Away by Harlan Coben
News of Our Loved Ones by Abigail DeWitt
My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray
Judgment by Joseph Finder
The Flight of the Maidens by Jane Gardam
The Best American Short Stories of 2018 by Roxane Gay
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray
Late in the Day by Tessa Hadley
An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks
The Lost Girls of Paris
by Pam Jenoff
Elevation by Stephen King
Unto Us a Son is Given by Donna Leon
Good Riddance by Eleanor Lipman
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
The Widows of Malabar by Sujata Massey
Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
The Street by Ann Petry
In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin
Shantaram by Gregory Roberts
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Age of Light by Whitney Scharer
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
One Day in December by Josie Silver
An American Agent: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear

Adult Non Fiction



Frederick Douglas: Prophet of Freedom by David Blight
The Last Whalers by Doug Bock Clark
Comfort in an Instant by Melissa Clark
Elephant Company by Vicki Croke
Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love and Food by Ann Hood
The Fifth Risk by Micheal Lewis
The Threat by Andrew McCabe
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Season: Big Flavor, Beautiful Food by Nik Sharma
Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious by Michael Solomonov
The Best Old Movies for Families by Ty Burr
Gods Like Us by Ty Burr

Children’s Books

Board Books

Be Bold, Baby by Alison Oliver

Picture Books

Good Morning, Snowplow by Deborah Bruss
Tiny, Perfect Things by M. H. Clark
Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke

P is for Pterodactyl by Raj Haldar
Dragon Nights byJ. R. Krause
The Rough Patch by Brian Lies
Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
What is Given From the Heart by Patricia McKissack
Inkling by Kenneth Oppel
We are Grateful:Otsalihiga by Traci Sorrel
The Bell Rang by James Ransome
Another by Christian Robinson
Good Boy by Sergio Ruzzier
The Wonkey Donkey by Craig Smith


Easy Readers/Beginning Chapter

Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina
See Otto (The Adventures of Otto) by David Milgrim
Fox the Tiger by Cory R. Tabor
I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1988 by Lauren Tarshis
I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 by Lauren Tarshis

Junior Fiction

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer
Blended by Sharon Draper
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
Season of Styx Malone by Kemal Magoon
Cinder by Marisa Meyer
Max and the Midknights by Lincoln Pierce
Lu by Jason Reynolds
Pay Attention Carter Jones by Gary Schmidt
American Street by Ibo Zobol


The Elephant by Jenni Desmond
Someday We Will Fly by Rachel DeWoslan
Timelines of Everything by DK
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies by Joyce Sidman
Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life by Laurie Wallmark
The Roots of Rap by Carole Boston Weatherford

Junior Graphic Novels

The Unwanted: Stories of Syrian Refugees by Don Brown
New Kid by Jerry Craft
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild#6 by Dav Pilkey


The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Gilbert
We Are OK by Nina LaCour
What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas


1 thought on “New Books!

  1. Hi Marian
    You can search for a book and check its availability by holding the cursor over Books/CD and clicking on Library Catalog.
    Unfortunately you cannot reserve it online.
    Please call the Library at 617-244-0700 to reserve or hold it for you and we will be glad to do that for you.
    Volunteer Librarian

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