Reserve that forthcoming title at the PEC Library now

Picton Branch of the Prince Edward County Public Library. (Desirée Decoste/Gazette Staff)

Did you know that as soon as the County of Prince Edward Public Library & Archives orders a book from our vendor, you can place it on reserve, even before it’s published?

This will put your name on the waiting list and allows us to notify you when it arrives. We rely on these requests to help us decide how many copies of an upcoming title to order. As soon as you hear of a new book you would like to read, call or drop by your local branch and ask for it. There are a number of exciting titles being released this fall, and we would encourage you to request any that are of interest.

Best-selling authors Louise Penny and Hilary Clinton have teamed up to write a highly-anticipated novel, State of Terror. After a tumultuous period in American politics, a new administration has been sworn in and to everyone’s surprise the president chooses a political enemy for the vital position of secretary of state. There are few people better equipped than former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and best-selling author Louise Penny to write this novel! If you enjoy a good political thriller, you won’t want to miss Never by Ken Follett.

“Every catastrophe begins with a little problem that doesn’t get fixed.” So says Pauline Green, president of the United States, in Follett’s nerve-racking drama of international tension.

Ken Follett is a Welsh author whose prior books include the Pillars of the Earth, Modigliani Scandal and the Century Trilogy.

Miriam Towes, author of Women Talking and All My Puny Sorrows, will release a new novel, Fight Night about nine year old Swiv who lives in Toronto with her mother and grandmother. Exploring pain, love, loss, and the will to live a good life across all three generations, Towes characters are always memorable and compelling.

Many readers enjoyed A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towels and are awaiting his next release, The Lincoln Highway. In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett’s intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. Series books are always in high demand as we want to know what happens to our favourite characters next!

Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon is the 9th book in the Outlander series – a popular and long-running series that inspired the television series of the same name.

If you are interested any of these titles please ask at any of the library’s six branches and we’ll place your name on the list for them. If you would like us to write about more upcoming books in a future column, please let us know at any branch, or you can connect with me by emailing

-Liz Zylstra