Off the shelves



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Fiction: “Holly” by Stephen King

When Penny Dahl calls the Finders Keepers detective agency hoping for help locating her missing daughter, Holly is reluctant to accept the case. Her own mother has just died, and Holly is supposed to be taking time off. But something in Penny Dahl’s desperate voice makes it impossible for Holly to turn her down. Mere blocks from where Bonnie Dahl disappeared live Professors Rodney and Emily Harris. They are the picture of bourgeois respectability: married octogenarians, devoted to each other, semi-retired lifelong academics. But they are harboring an unholy secret in their well-kept, book-lined home, one that may be related to Bonnie’s disappearance. And it will prove nearly impossible to discover what they are up to: they are smart, they are patient, and they are ruthless. Holly must summon all her formidable talents to outthink and outmaneuver this brilliant and twisted pair.

“Elon Musk”

Nonfiction: “Elon Musk” by Walter Isaacson

“From the author of Steve Jobs and other bestselling biographies, this is the intimate story of the most fascinating and controversial innovator of our era—a rule-breaking visionary who helped to lead the world into the era of electric vehicles, private space exploration, and artificial intelligence. Oh, and took over Twitter.

Youth: “The Mind-blowing World of Extraordinary Competitions: Meet the Incredible People Who Will Compete at Anything” by Anna Goldfield

Throughout history, humans have been challenging

“The Mind-blowing World of Extraordinary Competitions”

themselves against one another. Who could be the fastest? The strongest? The smartest? While this was going on, some other people decided to create epic contests that were… well, a little more unusual. From toe wrestling and extreme ironing to giant pumpkin boat races and air guitar championships, get ready to witness the most amazing competitions the world has ever seen. —Page 4 of cover.