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Hiking naked : a Quaker woman's search for balance / Iris Graville.

cover image"Knocked off her feet after twenty years in public health nursing, Iris Graville quit her job and convinced her husband and their thirteen-year-old twins to move to Stahekin, a remote mountain village in Washington State's North Cascades. They sought adventure; she yearned for the solitude of this community of eighty-five residents accessible only by boat, float plane, or hiking. "Hiking Naked" chronicles Graville's journey through questions about work and calling as well as how she coped with ordering groceries by mail, black bears outside her kitchen window, a forest fire that threatened the valley, and a flood that left the family stranded for three days."--back cover


The white king : Charles I : traitor, murderer, martyr / Leanda De Lisle.

cover imageProfiles the English monarch in the first half of the 17th century, drawing on previously unseen manuscripts to display how his human flaws and misjudgments ultimately led to his downfall.


Reckless daughter : a portrait of Joni Mitchell / David Yaffe.

cover imageReckless Daughter tells the story of Mitchell and also of the fertile, exciting musical time of which she was an integral part, one that had a profound effect that can still be felt today on American music and the industry.


The last man who knew everything : the life and times of Enrico Fermi, father of the nuclear age / David N. Schwartz.

cover image"In December 1942, a team at the University of Chicago achieved a milestone in human history: a nuclear chain reaction. At the forefront of this breakthrough stood Enrico Fermi, the father of the nuclear age. But as David N. Schwartz shows in this groundbreaking biography, Fermi's impact goes well beyond this epochal event. With his theory of beta decay and his development of quantum statistics, Fermi revolutionized modern physics. Straddling the classical and quantum ages, equally at ease with elegant mathematics and grubby experiments, Fermi truly was the last man who knew everything--at least about physics. In [this book], Schwartz draws from newly discovered archival material and exclusive interviews with those who knew Fermi to reveal the complex figure behind these historic contributions. A reluctant member of the Italian Fascist party, Fermi escaped to New York when Mussolini promulgated a series of anti-Semitic laws that put his wife, Laura, at risk. A citizen of an Axis power at the heart of the US government's most secret war effort, the Manhattan Project, he became one of its leading lights. A less-than-ideal father and husband, he was nevertheless one of history's greatest scientific mentors and teachers. He was also a deep thinker, as perspicacious about extraterrestrial life as he was about quantum field theory. The Last Man Who Knew Everything brings Fermi's brilliant, complex genius to life in a profound and consuming read."--Dust jacket flap.


The only girl in the world : a memoir / Maude Julien with Ursula Gauthier ; translated by Adriana Hunter.

cover imageThe Only Girl in the World describes the author's harrowing upbringing by fanatic parents, who raised her in isolation through traumatic disciplinary exercises designed to "eliminate weakness" and recounts how she eventually escaped with the help of an outsider.


The mother of Black Hollywood : a memoir / Jenifer Lewis.

cover imageThe star of "Black-ish" traces her journey from poverty to fame, sharing insights into her battles with undiagnosed mental illness and sex addiction while citing the support of loving friends and her philosophy about self-acceptance that enabled her success.


Goddess of anarchy : the life and times of Lucy Parsons, American radical / Jacqueline Jones.

cover image"From a prize-winning historian, a new portrait of an extraordinary activist and the turbulent age in which she lived Goddess of Anarchy recounts the formidable life of the militant writer, orator, and agitator Lucy Parsons. Born to an enslaved woman in Virginia in 1851 and raised in Texas-where she met her husband, the Haymarket "martyr" Albert Parsons-Lucy was a fearless advocate of First Amendment rights, a champion of the working classes, and one of the most prominent figures of African descent of her era. And yet, her life was riddled with contradictions-she advocated violence without apology, concocted a Hispanic-Indian identity for herself, and ignored the plight of African Americans. Drawing on a wealth of new sources, Jacqueline Jones presents not only the exceptional life of the famous American-born anarchist but also an authoritative account of her times-from slavery through the Great Depression"-- Provided by publisher.


Charles Darwin : Victorian mythmaker / A.N. Wilson.

cover imageWith the publication of On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin—hailed as the man who "discovered evolution"—was propelled into the pantheon of great scientific thinkers, alongside Galileo, Copernicus, and Newton. Eminent writer A. N. Wilson challenges this long-held assumption. Contextualizing Darwin and his ideas, he offers a groundbreaking critical look at this revered figure in modern science.


Queen Victoria's mysterious daughter : a biography of Princess Louise / Lucinda Hawksley.

cover imageThe secrets of Queen Victoria's sixth child, Princess Louise, may be destined to remain hidden forever. We know that Louise was a sculptor and friend to the Pre-Raphaelites, but her personal life remains shrouded in mystery. The rumors of her colorful life persist even today, with hints that she may have given birth to an illegitimate royal child. When Lucinda Hawksley started to investigate, often thwarted by inexplicable secrecy, she discovered a fascinating woman, modern before her time, whose story has been shielded for years from public view.


Promise me Dad : a year of hope, hardship, and purpose / Joe Biden.

cover imageThe former vice-president of the United States chronicles the difficult final year of his son's battle with cancer, his efforts to balance his responsibilities to the country and his family, and the lessons he learned.


Gold dust woman : the biography of Stevie Nicks / Stephen Davis.

cover imageAn in-depth portrait of the classic-rock artist covers her role in the stardom of Fleetwood Mac, the affairs that inspired her greatest songs, her struggles with addiction, and her successful solo career.-- From the publisher


Goddess of anarchy : the life and times of Lucy Parsons, American radical / Jacqueline Jones.

cover image"From a prize-winning historian, a new portrait of an extraordinary activist and the turbulent age in which she lived Goddess of Anarchy recounts the formidable life of the militant writer, orator, and agitator Lucy Parsons. Born to an enslaved woman in Virginia in 1851 and raised in Texas-where she met her husband, the Haymarket "martyr" Albert Parsons-Lucy was a fearless advocate of First Amendment rights, a champion of the working classes, and one of the most prominent figures of African descent of her era. And yet, her life was riddled with contradictions-she advocated violence without apology, concocted a Hispanic-Indian identity for herself, and ignored the plight of African Americans. Drawing on a wealth of new sources, Jacqueline Jones presents not only the exceptional life of the famous American-born anarchist but also an authoritative account of her times-from slavery through the Great Depression"-- Provided by publisher.




The last black unicorn / Tiffany Haddish.

cover image"From stand-up comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish comes The Last Black Unicorn, a hilarious, edgy, and heart-wrenching collection of autobiographical essays that will leave you laughing through tears. Tiffany Haddish grew up in one of the poorest parts of South Central Los Angeles. Her mother wound up with a debilitating brain injury after surviving a car accident. Tiffany never fit in anywhere: not in the households she rotated through in the foster care system, and certainly not the nearly all white high school she had to ride the bus an hour to attend. As an illiterate ninth grader, Tiffany did everything she could to survive. After a multitude of jobs, she finally realized that she had talent in an area she never would have suspected: comedy. Tiffany faced the 'routine' hindrances of climbing the entertainment business ladder--but had the added obstacles of sex, race, and class in her way. But she got there. She's humble, grateful, down to earth, and funny as hell. She still cleans the toilet the way she was shown by a foster mom who worked as a maid, and she still rolls her joints the way one of her foster dads taught her. Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays--it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter"-- Provided by publisher.


Chancer : how one good boy saved another : a memoir / Donnie Kanter Winokur.

cover imageDonnie Kanter Winokur and her husband, Harvey, never could have imagined the heart-wrenching struggle that becomes their new reality after they decide to adopt two infants from Russia. As Iyal and Morasha grow, it becomes clear that Iyal's development is drastically lagging behind his sister's. By age four, he has a devastating diagnosis: fetal alcohol syndrome. But naming their battle provides little relief as Iyal and his family try to cope with the lifelong impact of his invisible disability. As the Winokurs' marriage is unraveling, Donnie and Harvey hang on to the last shreds of their own promise. Desperate to alleviate his constant rages and their crushing toll on the family, Donnie comes up with an innovative, untested, four-pawed solution: a golden retriever service dog. The dog is specially trained to give Iyal a unique love he desperately needs, turns out to be what the entire family has needed to stay, and grow, together.


Stalin : waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 / Stephen Kotkin.

cover imageIn 1929, Joseph Stalin, having already achieved dictatorial power over the vast Soviet Empire, formally ordered the systematic conversion of the world's largest peasant economy into "socialist modernity," otherwise known as collectivization, regardless of the cost. What it cost, and what Stalin ruthlessly enacted, transformed the country and its ruler in profound and enduring ways. Building and running a dictatorship, with life and death power over hundreds of millions, made Stalin into the uncanny figure he became. Stephen Kotkin's Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 is the story of how a political system forged an unparalleled personality and vice versa. The wholesale collectivization of some 120 million peasants necessitated levels of coercion that were extreme even for Russia, and the resulting mass starvation elicited criticism inside the party even from those Communists committed to the eradication of capitalism. But Stalin did not flinch. By 1934, when the Soviet Union had stabilized and socialism had been implanted in the countryside, praise for his stunning anti-capitalist success came from all quarters. Stalin, however, never forgave and never forgot, with shocking consequences as he strove to consolidate the state with a brand new elite of young strivers like himself. Stalin's obsessions drove him to execute nearly a million people, including the military leadership, diplomatic and intelligence officials, and innumerable leading lights in culture. While Stalin revived a great power, building a formidable industrialized military, the Soviet Union was effectively alone and surrounded by perceived enemies. The quest for security would bring Soviet Communism to a shocking and improbable pact with Nazi Germany. But that bargain would not unfold as envisioned. The lives of Stalin and Hitler, and the fates of their respective dictatorships, drew ever closer to collision, as the world hung in the balance. Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 is a history of the world during the build-up to its most fateful hour, from the vantage point of Stalin's seat of power. It is a landmark achievement in the annals of historical scholarship, and in the art of biography.


The art of misdiagnosis : a memoir / Gayle Brandeis.

cover image"Award-winning novelist and poet Gayle Brandeis's wrenching memoir of her complicated family history and her mother's suicide." Gayle Brandeis's mother disappeared just after Gayle gave birth to her youngest child. Several days later, her body was found: she had hanged herself in the utility closet of a Pasadena parking garage. In this searing, formally inventive memoir, Gayle describes the dissonance between being a new mother, a sweet-smelling infant at her chest, and a grieving daughter trying to piece together what happened, who her mother was, and all she had and hadn't understood about her. Around the time of her suicide, Gayle's mother had been working on a documentary about the rare illnesses she thought ravaged her family: porphyria and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. In The Art of Misdiagnosis, taking its title from her mother's documentary, Gayle braids together her own narration of the charged weeks surrounding her mother's suicide, transcripts of her mother's documentary, research into delusional and factitious disorders, and Gayle's own experience with misdiagnosis and illness (both fabricated and real). Slowly and expertly, The Art of Misdiagnosis peels back the complicated layers of deception and complicity, of physical and mental illness in Gayle's family, to show how she and her mother had misdiagnosed one another. Gayle's memoir is both a compelling search into the mystery of one's own family and a life-affirming story of the relief discovered through breaking familial and personal silences. Written by a gifted stylist, The Art of Misdiagnosis delves into the tangled mysteries of disease, mental illness, and suicide and comes out the other side with grace"-- Provided by publisher.


The wine lover's daughter : a memoir / Anne Fadiman.

cover image"A memoir exploring the author's father's love of wine" -- Provided by publisher.


Leonardo da Vinci / Walter Isaacson.

cover image"He was history's most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us? The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography. Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo's genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history's most creative genius"-- Provided by publisher.


A girl's got to breathe : the life of Teresa Wright / Donald Spoto.

cover imageThe actress Teresa Wright (1918-2005) lived a rich, complex, magnificent life against the backdrop of golden-age Hollywood, Broadway and television. There was no indication, from her astonishingly difficult--indeed, horrifying--childhood, of the success that would follow, nor of the universal acclaim and admiration that accompanied her everywhere. Her two marriages--to the writers Niven Busch and Robert Anderson--provide a good deal of the drama, warmth, poignancy and heartbreak of her life story. "I never wanted to be a star," she told biographer Donald Spoto in 1978, "I wanted only to be an actress." She began acting in summer stock and repertory at 18. When Thornton Wilder and Jed Harris saw her in an ingénue role, she was chosen to understudy the part of Emily in the original production of Our Town (1938), which she then played in touring productions. Samuel Goldwyn saw her first starring role on Broadway--in the historic production of Life with Father--and at once he offered her a long contract. She was the only actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for her first three pictures, and she won for the third, Mrs. Miniver. The circumstances of her tenure at Goldwyn, and the drama of her breaking that contract, forever changed the treatment of stars. Wright's family and heirs appointed Spoto as her authorized biographer and offered him exclusive access to her letters and papers. Major supporting players in this story include Robert Anderson, Alfred Hitchcock, William Wyler, Karl Malden, Elia Kazan, Jean Simmons, Dorothy McGuire, Bette Davis, George Cukor, Marlon Brando, George C. Scott, the artist Al Hirschfeld, Stella Adler and more.--Adapted from dust jacket.


The Vanity fair diaries : 1983-1992 / Tina Brown.

cover imageThe irreverent diaries of the author's celebrated years as editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair also serves as a vibrant portrait of the 1980s in New York and Hollywood, describing her summons from London in the hopes of saving Condé Nast's troubled periodical and her experiences within the cutthroat world of glamour magazines.


Prairie fires : the American dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder / Caroline Fraser.

cover image"This book, written by the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House books, is a thoroughly researched biography of not only Laura Ingalls Wilder, but of her daughter, Rose. Using unpublished manuscripts, letters, financial records, and more, Fraser gives fresh insight into the life of a woman beloved to many. Intensively researched, this is definitely a fascinating read, and one that I plan on reading again -- maybe the next time I re-read the Little House series. -- Jennifer Ohzourk for LibraryReads,"--Novelist.


Leonardo da Vinci / Walter Isaacson.

cover image"He was history's most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us? The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography. Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo's genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history's most creative genius"-- Provided by publisher.


Confessions of a prairie bitch : how I survived Nellie Oleson and learned to love being hated / Alison Arngrim.

cover imageThe actress who played the villain Nellie Oleson on the television show "Little House on the Prairie" shares her experiences on the show and discusses her life, from her bohemian childhood in West Hollywood to her recent charity work involving abused children and HIV awareness.


Gold dust woman : the biography of Stevie Nicks / Stephen Davis.

cover imageAn in-depth portrait of the classic-rock artist covers her role in the stardom of Fleetwood Mac, the affairs that inspired her greatest songs, her struggles with addiction, and her successful solo career.-- From the publisher


Vivian Maier : a photographer's life and afterlife / Pamela Bannos.

cover imageMany know her as the reclusive Chicago nanny who wandered the city for decades, constantly snapping photographs, which were unseen until they were discovered in a seemingly abandoned storage locker. When the news broke that Maier had recently died and had no surviving relatives, Maier shot to stardom almost overnight. Bannos contrasts Maier's life has been created, mostly by the men who have profited from her work. Maier was extremely conscientious about how her work was developed, printed, and cropped, even though she also made a clear choice never to display it.


Vacationland : true stories from painful beaches / John Hodgman.

cover imagePresents a memoir of the author's cursed travels through the woods of Massachusetts and coastal Maine, describing his midlife transformation from an idealistic youth to an eccentric family man.


Finding magic : a spiritual memoir / Sally Quinn.

cover image"The author, journalist, television commentator, and longtime Washington insider reflects on the spiritual quest that has brought deeper meaning to her life--and kept her grounded within the high-powered political world of Washington, D.C.'s elite--her renowned writing career, her celebrity marriage, and her legendary role as doyenne of the capital's social scene. In this emotionally involving, illuminating memoir, the legendary Washington Post journalist, author, and 'superstar hostess' (Vanity Fair) talks candidly about her life at the white-hot center of power and the surprising spiritual quest that has driven her for more than half a century. While working as a reporter, caring for a learning-disabled son with her husband, longtime Washington Post executive editor Benjamin Bradlee, reigning over the capital's social scene, and remaining intimately connected with national politics, Sally Quinn yearned to understand what truly made the world--and her life--tick. After years of searching, most of which occurring in the secular capital of the world, she came to realize that the time she spent with friends and family--the evenings of shared hospitality and intimate fellowship--provided spiritual nourishment and that this theme has been woven into all the most important moments of her life. In this spiritual memoir, Quinn speaks frankly about her varied, provocative spiritual experiences--from her Southern family of Presbyterians and psychics, to voodoo lessons from her Baptist nanny, her trials as a hospitalized military kid in Japan as the Korean War begins, to her adventures as a Post reporter and columnist and her experience as one of the first female news anchors on national television; her battles with the Nixon administration, Watergate, and other scandals that have rocked the nation; her courtship and long marriage to one of the most authoritative figures in the media; her role as the capital's most influential hostess; and her growing fascination with religious issues. This fascination led to her pioneering work in creating the most visited religious site on the web, OnFaith.co, where she reports on the unseen driving force of American life. Throughout this radiant, thoughtful, and surprisingly intimate memoir, Quinn reveals how 'it's all magic'--the many forms of what draws us together and provides meaning to all we do. Her roller coaster and irreverent but surprisingly spiritual story allows us to see how the infinite wonder of God and the values of meaningful conversation, experience, and community are available to us all. Finding Magic includes 16 pages of exclusive photographs"--Provided by publisher.


Fasting and feasting : the life of visionary food writer Patience Gray / Adam Federman.

cover imageFor more than thirty years, Patience Grayauthor of the celebrated cookbook Honey from a Weedlived in a remote area of Puglia in southernmost Italy. She was fond of saying that she wrote only for herself and her friends, yet her growing reputation brought a steady stream of international visitors to her door. This simple and isolated life she chose for herself may help explain her relative obscurity when compared to the other great food writers of her time. So it is not surprising that when Gray died in 2005, the BBC described her as an zalmost forgotten culinary star.y Yet her influence, particularly among chefs and other food writers, has had a lasting and profound effect on the way we view and celebrate good food and regional cuisines.


Martin Luther : the man who rediscovered God and changed the world / Eric Metaxas.

cover imageOn All Hallow’s Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic debate, but that instead ignited a conflagration that would forever destroy the world he knew. Five hundred years after Luther’s now famous Ninety-five Theses appeared, Eric Metaxas, acclaimed biographer of the bestselling Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, paints a startling portrait of the wild figure whose adamantine faith cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and dragged medieval Europe into the future. Written in riveting prose and impeccably researched, Martin Luther tells the searing tale of a humble man who, by bringing ugly truths to the highest seats of power, caused the explosion whose sound is still ringing in our ears. Luther’s monumental faith and courage gave birth to the ideals of liberty, equality, and individualism that today lie at the heart of all modern life.


Chasing light : Michelle Obama through the lens of a White House photographer / Amanda Lucidon.

cover image"A collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama--many never before seen--coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from Official White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format. Michelle Obama is one of the most admired First Ladies in history, known for her grace, spirit, and beauty, as well as for the amazing work she did during her tenure to promote girls' education, combat childhood obesity, and support military families. In Chasing Light, former White House photographer Amanda Lucidon, who spent four years covering the First Lady, shares a rare insider's perspective, from documenting life at the White House to covering domestic and overseas travel. This collection of 150 candid photos--many previously unreleased--and Amanda's narrative reflections reveal just what makes Mrs. Obama so special. From an affectionate moment with her daughters atop the strikingly empty Great Wall of China to exuberant moments with schoolchildren and quiet moments between the First Lady and President Obama, the photos are a vibrant, candid, and beautiful celebration of the First Lady, capturing the qualities and strengths that have made Mrs. Obama so beloved"-- Provided by publisher.


Promise me Dad : a year of hope, hardship, and purpose / Joe Biden.

cover imageThe former vice-president of the United States chronicles the difficult final year of his son's battle with cancer, his efforts to balance his responsibilities to the country and his family, and the lessons he learned.


President McKinley : architect of the American century / Robert W. Merry.

cover image"In this great American story, acclaimed historian Robert Merry resurrects the presidential reputation of William McKinley, which loses out to the brilliant and flamboyant Theodore Roosevelt who succeeded him after his assassination. He portrays McKinley as a chief executive of consequence whose low place in the presidential rankings does not reflect his enduring accomplishments and the stamp he put on the country's future role in the world. Republican President William McKinley in his two terms as president (1897 - 1901) transformed America. He established the US as an imperial power. Although he does not register large in either public memory or in historians' rankings, in this revealing account, Robert W. Merry unfolds the mystery of how this bland man managed so much powerful change. McKinley settled decades of monetary controversy by taking the country to a strict gold standard; in the Spanish-American war he kicked Spain out of the Caribbean and liberated Cuba from Spain; in the Pacific he acquired Hawaii and the Philippines through war and diplomacy; he developed the doctrine of "fair trade"; forced the "Open Door" to China; forged our "special relationship" with Great Britain. In short, he established the non-colonial imperialism that took America into global preeminence. He expanded executive power and managed public opinion through his quiet manipulation of the press. McKinley paved the way for the bold and flamboyant leadership of his famous successor, Teddy Roosevelt, who built on his accomplishments (and got credit for them). Merry writes movingly about McKinley's admirable personal life, from his simple Midwestern upbringing to his Civil War heroism to his brave comportment just moments before his death by assassination (it was only six months into his second term when he was shot). Lively, definitive, and eye-opening, President McKinley resurrects this overlooked president and places him squarely on the list of one of the most important"-- Provided by publisher.


While they're still here : a memoir / Patricia Williams.

cover image"After a lifetime of strained bonds with her aging parents, Patricia Williams finds herself in the unexpected position of being their caregiver and neighbor. Dodging the fine lines between service and servant, guardian and warden, she watches her parents climb over their conflicts and pain to face each new struggle with courage, faith, and a few missteps--still teaching her and still parenting her, when she isn't too overwhelmed to notice. Honest, and humorous, graceful and grumbling, this is the story of one complex family's attempts to heal the wounds of the past, forging a new dynamic of compassion, acceptance, and forgiveness as they guide each other through the most vulnerable chapter of their lives."-- Back cover.


Promise me Dad : a year of hope, hardship, and purpose / Joe Biden.

cover imageThe former vice-president of the United States chronicles the difficult final year of his son's battle with cancer, his efforts to balance his responsibilities to the country and his family, and the lessons he learned.


Growing up Fisher : musings, memories, and misadventures / Joely Fisher.

cover imageA memoir by the half-sister of the late Carrie Fisher describes their upbringing in Hollywood, her personal struggles with identity, her experiences as a mother to five children, and how she became motivated to pursue a creative life in the wake of Carrie's death.


Present at the creation : my life in the NFL and the rise of America's game / Upton Bell with Ron Borges.

cover image"To understand how the NFL became the sports phenomenon it is today, you can study its history as an active participant. Upton Bell grew up at the knee of the NFL's first great commissioner, his father, the legendary Bert Bell, who not only saved the game from financial ruin after World War II but was one of its greatest innovators. Coining the phrase "On any given Sunday," Bert invented the pro football draft and proposed sudden death rules. Present at the Creation details Bell's firsthand experiences, which started as he watched his father draw up the league schedule each year at the kitchen table using dominoes. There he learned the importance of parity, which is a hallmark of the league's success, and also how to create it. Over the past fifty-three years, Bell has been an owner, a general manager, a personnel executive, a scouting director for two Super Bowl teams, a television commentator and analyst, and a talk-radio host. He has seen the NFL from the inside and has experienced many of the most important moments in NFL history." -- Book jacket.


Lenin : the man, the dictator, and the master of terror / Victor Sebestyen.

cover image"Since the birth of Soviet Russia, Vladimir Lenin has been viewed as a controversial figure, revered and reviled for his rigid political ideals. He continues to fascinate as a man who made history, and created the first Communist state, a model that would later be imitated by nearly half the countries in the world. Drawing on new research, including the diaries, memoirs, and personal letters of both Lenin and his friends, Victor Sebestyen's biography--the first in English in nearly two decades--is not only a political examination of one of the most important historical figures of the twentieth century, but a portrait of Lenin the man. Lenin was someone who loved nature, hunting, fishing and could identify hundreds of species of plants, a despotic ruler whose closest ties and friendships were with women. The long-suppressed story of the complex love triangle Lenin had with his wife, and his mistress and comrade, reveals a different character to the coldly one-dimensional figure of the legend. Sebestyen also reveals Lenin as a ruthless and single-minded despot and a 'product of his time and place: a violent, tyrannical and corrupt Russia.' He seized power in a coup, promised a revolution, a socialist utopia for the people, offered simple solutions to complex issues and constantly lied; in fact, what he created was more 'a mirror image of the Romanov autocracy.' He authorized the deaths of thousands of people, and created a system based on the idea that political terror against opponents was justified for the greater ideal. One of his old comrades who had once admired him said he 'desired the good ... but created evil.' And that would include his invention of Stalin, who would take Lenin's system of the gulag and the secret police to new heights"-- Provided by publisher.


Hemingway at eighteen : the pivotal year that launched an American legend / Steve Paul.

cover image"In the summer of 1917, Ernest Hemingway was an eighteen-year-old high school graduate unsure of his future. The American entry into the Great War stirred thoughts of joining the army. While many of his friends in Oak Park, Illinois, were heading to college, Hemingway couldn't make up his mind and eventually chose to begin a career in writing and journalism at the Kansas City Star, one of the great newspapers of its day. In six and a half months at the Star, Hemingway experienced a compressed, streetwise alternative to a college education that opened his eyes to urban violence, the power of literature, the hard work of writing, and a constantly swirling stage of human comedy and drama. The Kansas City experience led Hemingway into the Red Cross ambulance service in Italy, where, two weeks before his nineteenth birthday, he was dangerously wounded at the front"--Dust jacket.


President McKinley : architect of the American century / Robert W. Merry.

cover image"In this great American story, acclaimed historian Robert Merry resurrects the presidential reputation of William McKinley, which loses out to the brilliant and flamboyant Theodore Roosevelt who succeeded him after his assassination. He portrays McKinley as a chief executive of consequence whose low place in the presidential rankings does not reflect his enduring accomplishments and the stamp he put on the country's future role in the world. Republican President William McKinley in his two terms as president (1897 - 1901) transformed America. He established the US as an imperial power. Although he does not register large in either public memory or in historians' rankings, in this revealing account, Robert W. Merry unfolds the mystery of how this bland man managed so much powerful change. McKinley settled decades of monetary controversy by taking the country to a strict gold standard; in the Spanish-American war he kicked Spain out of the Caribbean and liberated Cuba from Spain; in the Pacific he acquired Hawaii and the Philippines through war and diplomacy; he developed the doctrine of "fair trade"; forced the "Open Door" to China; forged our "special relationship" with Great Britain. In short, he established the non-colonial imperialism that took America into global preeminence. He expanded executive power and managed public opinion through his quiet manipulation of the press. McKinley paved the way for the bold and flamboyant leadership of his famous successor, Teddy Roosevelt, who built on his accomplishments (and got credit for them). Merry writes movingly about McKinley's admirable personal life, from his simple Midwestern upbringing to his Civil War heroism to his brave comportment just moments before his death by assassination (it was only six months into his second term when he was shot). Lively, definitive, and eye-opening, President McKinley resurrects this overlooked president and places him squarely on the list of one of the most important"-- Provided by publisher.


David Bowie : a life / Dylan Jones.

cover imageDylan Jones's engrossing, magisterial biography of David Bowie is unlike any Bowie story ever written. Drawn from over 180 interviews with friends, rivals, lovers, and collaborators, some of whom have never before spoken about their relationship with Bowie, this oral history weaves a hypnotic spell as it unfolds the story of a remarkable rise to stardom and an unparalleled artistic path. Tracing Bowie's life from the English suburbs to London to New York to Los Angeles, Berlin, and beyond, its collective voices describe a man profoundly shaped by his relationship with his schizophrenic half-brother Terry; an intuitive artist who could absorb influences through intense relationships and yet drop people cold when they were no longer of use; and a social creature equally comfortable partying with John Lennon and dining with Frank Sinatra. By turns insightful and deliciously gossipy, DAVID BOWIE is as intimate a portrait as may ever be drawn. It sparks with admiration and grievances, lust and envy, as the speakers bring you into studios and bedrooms they shared with Bowie, and onto stages and film sets, opening corners of his mind and experience that transform our understanding of both artist and art. Including illuminating, never-before-seen material from Bowie himself, drawn from a series of Jones's interviews with him across two decades, DAVID BOWIE is an epic, unforgettable cocktail-party conversation about a man whose enigmatic shapeshifting and irrepressible creativity produced one of the most sprawling, fascinating lives of our time.--Provided by Publisher.


The three lives of James Madison : genius, partisan, president / Noah Feldman.

cover image"Over the course of his life, James Madison changed the United States three times: First, he designed the Constitution, led the struggle for its adoption and ratification, then drafted the Bill of Rights. As an older, cannier politician he co-founded the original Republican party, setting the course of American political partisanship. Finally, having pioneered a foreign policy based on economic sanctions, he took the United States into a high-risk conflict, becoming the first wartime president and, despite the odds, winning. In The Three Lives of James Madison, Noah Feldman offers an intriguing portrait of this elusive genius and the constitutional republic he created--and how both evolved to meet unforeseen challenges."--Dust jacket.


Ali : a life / Jonathan Eig.

cover image"The definitive biography of an American icon, from a New York Times best-selling author with unique access to Ali's inner circle. He was the wittiest, the prettiest, the strongest, the bravest, and, of course, the greatest (as he told us over and over again). Muhammad Ali was one of the twentieth century's greatest radicals and most compelling figures. At his funeral in 2016, eulogists said Ali had transcended race and united the country, but they got it wrong. Race was the theme of Ali's life. He insisted that America come to grips with a black man who wasn't afraid to speak out or break the rules. He didn't overcome racism. He called it out. "I am America," he once declared. "I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me--black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own. Get used to me." Ali went from being one of the most despised men in the country to one of the most beloved. But until now, he has never been the subject of a complete, unauthorized biography. Jonathan Eig, hailed by Ken Burns as one of America's master storytellers, breaks new ground and radically reshapes our understanding of the slippery figure who was Muhammad Ali. Eig had access to all the key people in Ali's life, including his three surviving wives and his managers. He also had access to thousands of pages of new FBI and Justice Department files, as well dozens of hours of newly discovered audiotaped interviews from the 1960s. Jonathan Eig's Ali breaks bold new ground, revealing Ali in the complexity he deserves, shedding important new light on his politics and his neurological condition. Ali is a story about race, about a brutal sport, and about a fascinating man who shook up the world"-- Provided by publisher.


Franklin D. Roosevelt : a political life / Robert Dallek.

cover image"A one-volume biography of Roosevelt by the #1 New York Times bestselling biographer of JFK, focusing on his career as an incomparable politician, uniter, and dealmaker In an era of such great national divisiveness, there could be no more timely biography of one of our greatest presidents than one that focuses on his unparalleled political ability as a uniter and consensus-maker. While Robert Dallek's Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life will take a fresh look at the many compelling questions that have attracted all his biographers--how did a man who came from so privileged a background become the greatest presidential champion of the country's needy? How did someone who never won recognition for his intellect foster revolutionary changes in the country's economic and social institutions? How did Roosevelt work such a profound change in the country's foreign relations?--the focus of his book is on Roosevelt as a man dedicated to public affairs, a master politician who skillfully and cannily used the presidency to advance a remarkable national agenda."--Provided by publisher.


Franklin D. Roosevelt : a political life / Robert Dallek.

cover image"A one-volume biography of Roosevelt by the #1 New York Times bestselling biographer of JFK, focusing on his career as an incomparable politician, uniter, and dealmaker In an era of such great national divisiveness, there could be no more timely biography of one of our greatest presidents than one that focuses on his unparalleled political ability as a uniter and consensus-maker. While Robert Dallek's Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life will take a fresh look at the many compelling questions that have attracted all his biographers--how did a man who came from so privileged a background become the greatest presidential champion of the country's needy? How did someone who never won recognition for his intellect foster revolutionary changes in the country's economic and social institutions? How did Roosevelt work such a profound change in the country's foreign relations?--the focus of his book is on Roosevelt as a man dedicated to public affairs, a master politician who skillfully and cannily used the presidency to advance a remarkable national agenda."--Provided by publisher.


Where the past begins : a writer's memoir / Amy Tan.

cover image"From New York Times bestselling author Amy Tan, a memoir on her life as a writer, her childhood, and the symbiotic relationship between fiction and emotional memory"-- Provided by publisher.


Leonardo da Vinci / Walter Isaacson.

cover image"He was history's most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us? The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography. Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo's genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history's most creative genius"-- Provided by publisher.


Bobby Kennedy : a raging spirit / Chris Matthews.

cover image"A revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy that gets closer to the man than any book before, by bestselling author Chris Matthews, an esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC's Hardball. With his bestselling biography Jack Kennedy, Chris Matthews shared a new look of one of America's most beloved Presidents and the patriotic spirit that defined him. Now, with Bobby, Matthews returns with a gripping, in-depth, behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the great figures of the American twentieth century. Overlooked by his father, and overshadowed by his war-hero brother, Bobby Kennedy was the perpetual underdog. When he had the chance to become a naval officer like Jack, Bobby turned it down, choosing instead to join the Navy as a common sailor. It was a life changing experience that led him to connect with voters from all walks of life: young or old, black or white, rich or poor. They were the people who turned out for him in his 1968 campaign. RFK would prove himself to be the rarest of politicians--both a pragmatist who knew how to get the job done and an unwavering idealist who could inspire millions. Drawing on extensive research and interviews, Matthews pulls back the curtain on the public and private worlds of Robert Francis Kennedy. He shines a light on all the important moments of his life, from his early years and his start in politics to his crucial role as attorney general in his brother's administration and his tragic run for president. This definitive book brings Bobby Kennedy to life like never before and is destined to become a political classic."-- Amazon.com


Endurance : a year in space, a lifetime of discovery / Scott Kelly with Margaret Lazarus Dean.

cover imageThe veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly inimical to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both existential and banal: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the pressures of constant close cohabitation; the catastrophic risks of depressurization or colliding with space junk, and the still more haunting threat of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home--an agonizing situation Kelly faced when, on another mission, his twin brother's wife, Gabrielle Giffords, was shot while he still had two months in space. Kelly's humanity, compassion, humor, and passion resonate throughout, as he recalls his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and the youthful inspiration that sparked his astounding career, and as he makes clear his belief that Mars will be the next, ultimately challenging step in American spaceflight. A natural storyteller and modern-day hero, Kelly has a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. Here, in his personal story, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the boundless wonder of the galaxy.


Bobby Kennedy : a raging spirit / Chris Matthews.

cover image"A revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy that gets closer to the man than any book before, by bestselling author Chris Matthews, an esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC's Hardball. With his bestselling biography Jack Kennedy, Chris Matthews shared a new look of one of America's most beloved Presidents and the patriotic spirit that defined him. Now, with Bobby, Matthews returns with a gripping, in-depth, behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the great figures of the American twentieth century. Overlooked by his father, and overshadowed by his war-hero brother, Bobby Kennedy was the perpetual underdog. When he had the chance to become a naval officer like Jack, Bobby turned it down, choosing instead to join the Navy as a common sailor. It was a life changing experience that led him to connect with voters from all walks of life: young or old, black or white, rich or poor. They were the people who turned out for him in his 1968 campaign. RFK would prove himself to be the rarest of politicians--both a pragmatist who knew how to get the job done and an unwavering idealist who could inspire millions. Drawing on extensive research and interviews, Matthews pulls back the curtain on the public and private worlds of Robert Francis Kennedy. He shines a light on all the important moments of his life, from his early years and his start in politics to his crucial role as attorney general in his brother's administration and his tragic run for president. This definitive book brings Bobby Kennedy to life like never before and is destined to become a political classic."-- Amazon.com


Stalin : waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 / Stephen Kotkin.

cover imageIn 1929, Joseph Stalin, having already achieved dictatorial power over the vast Soviet Empire, formally ordered the systematic conversion of the world's largest peasant economy into "socialist modernity," otherwise known as collectivization, regardless of the cost. What it cost, and what Stalin ruthlessly enacted, transformed the country and its ruler in profound and enduring ways. Building and running a dictatorship, with life and death power over hundreds of millions, made Stalin into the uncanny figure he became. Stephen Kotkin's Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 is the story of how a political system forged an unparalleled personality and vice versa. The wholesale collectivization of some 120 million peasants necessitated levels of coercion that were extreme even for Russia, and the resulting mass starvation elicited criticism inside the party even from those Communists committed to the eradication of capitalism. But Stalin did not flinch. By 1934, when the Soviet Union had stabilized and socialism had been implanted in the countryside, praise for his stunning anti-capitalist success came from all quarters. Stalin, however, never forgave and never forgot, with shocking consequences as he strove to consolidate the state with a brand new elite of young strivers like himself. Stalin's obsessions drove him to execute nearly a million people, including the military leadership, diplomatic and intelligence officials, and innumerable leading lights in culture. While Stalin revived a great power, building a formidable industrialized military, the Soviet Union was effectively alone and surrounded by perceived enemies. The quest for security would bring Soviet Communism to a shocking and improbable pact with Nazi Germany. But that bargain would not unfold as envisioned. The lives of Stalin and Hitler, and the fates of their respective dictatorships, drew ever closer to collision, as the world hung in the balance. Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 is a history of the world during the build-up to its most fateful hour, from the vantage point of Stalin's seat of power. It is a landmark achievement in the annals of historical scholarship, and in the art of biography.



The accidental president : Harry S. Truman and the four months that changed the world / A.J. Baime.

cover imageHeroes are often defined as ordinary characters who get thrust into extraordinary circumstances, and through courage and a dash of luck, cement their place in history. Chosen as FDR’s fourth term Vice President for his well-praised work ethic, good judgment, and lack of enemies, Harry S. Truman--a Midwesterner who had no college degree and had never had the money to buy his own home--was the prototypical ordinary man. That is, until he was shockingly thrust in over his head after FDR’s sudden death. During the climactic months of the Second World War, Truman had to play judge and jury, pulling America to the forefront of the global stage. The first four months of Truman’s administration saw the founding of the United Nations, the fall of Berlin, victory at Okinawa, firebombings of Tokyo, the first atomic explosion, the Nazi surrender, the liberation of concentration camps, the mass starvation of Europe, the Potsdam Conference, the controversial decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the surrender of Imperial Japan, and finally, the end of World War II and the rise of the Cold War. No other president had ever faced so much in such a short period of time. Tightly focused, meticulously researched, rendered with vivid detail and narrative verve, THE ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT escorts readers into the situation room with Truman during this tumultuous, history-making 120 days, when the stakes were high and the challenge even higher. The result is narrative history of the highest order and a compelling look at a presidency with great relevance to our times.


Lioness : Golda Meir and the nation of Israel / Francine Klagsbrun.

cover image"The definitive biography of Golda Meir: the iron-willed leader, chain-smoking political operative, and tea-and-cake-serving grandmother who became the fourth prime minister of Israel and one of the most notable women of our time"-- Provided by publisher.


An American family : a memoir of hope and sacrifice / Khizr Khan.

cover image"'I am an American patriot not because I was born here but because I was not. I embraced American freedoms, raised my children to cherish and revere them, and lost a son who swore an oath to defend them, because I come from a place where they do not exist.' In fewer than three hundred words, Muslim American Gold Star father Khizr Khan electrified viewers around the world when he took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. And when he offered to lend Donald Trump his own much-read and dog-eared pocket Constitution, his gesture perfectly encapsulated the feelings of millions. But who was that man, standing beside his wife, extolling the promises and virtues of the U.S. Constitution? In this urgent and timeless immigrant story, we learn that Khizr Khan has been many things. He was the oldest of ten children born to farmers in Pakistan, and a curious and thoughtful boy who listened rapt as his grandfather recited Rumi beneath the moonlight. He was a university student who read the Declaration of Independence and was awestruck by what might be possible in life. He was a hopeful suitor, awkwardly but earnestly trying to win the heart of a woman far out of his league. He was a brilliant and diligent young family man who worked two jobs to save enough money to put himself through Harvard Law School. He was a loving father who, having instilled in his children the ideals that brought him and his wife to America--the sense of shared dignity and mutual responsibility--tragically lost his son, an Army captain killed while protecting his base camp in Iraq. He was and is a patriot, and a fierce advocate for the rights, dignities, and values enshrined in the American system. An American Family shows us who Khizr Khan and millions of other American immigrants are, and why--especially in these tumultuous times--we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most."--Dust jacket flap.


Vacationland : true stories from painful beaches / John Hodgman.

cover imagePresents a memoir of the author's cursed travels through the woods of Massachusetts and coastal Maine, describing his midlife transformation from an idealistic youth to an eccentric family man.


Unqualified : love and relationship advice from a celebrity who just wants to help / Anna Faris ; with Rachel Bertsche.

cover imageThe popular actress shares funny stories about her misadventures with romance to offer offbeat advice on navigating the bizarre, chaotic, and ultimately worthwhile challenges of finding love.


An American family : a memoir of hope and sacrifice / Khizr Khan.

cover image"'I am an American patriot not because I was born here but because I was not. I embraced American freedoms, raised my children to cherish and revere them, and lost a son who swore an oath to defend them, because I come from a place where they do not exist.' In fewer than three hundred words, Muslim American Gold Star father Khizr Khan electrified viewers around the world when he took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. And when he offered to lend Donald Trump his own much-read and dog-eared pocket Constitution, his gesture perfectly encapsulated the feelings of millions. But who was that man, standing beside his wife, extolling the promises and virtues of the U.S. Constitution? In this urgent and timeless immigrant story, we learn that Khizr Khan has been many things. He was the oldest of ten children born to farmers in Pakistan, and a curious and thoughtful boy who listened rapt as his grandfather recited Rumi beneath the moonlight. He was a university student who read the Declaration of Independence and was awestruck by what might be possible in life. He was a hopeful suitor, awkwardly but earnestly trying to win the heart of a woman far out of his league. He was a brilliant and diligent young family man who worked two jobs to save enough money to put himself through Harvard Law School. He was a loving father who, having instilled in his children the ideals that brought him and his wife to America--the sense of shared dignity and mutual responsibility--tragically lost his son, an Army captain killed while protecting his base camp in Iraq. He was and is a patriot, and a fierce advocate for the rights, dignities, and values enshrined in the American system. An American Family shows us who Khizr Khan and millions of other American immigrants are, and why--especially in these tumultuous times--we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most."--Dust jacket flap.


Dare not linger : the presidential years / Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa ; with a prologue by Graça Machel.

cover image"'I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.'--Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom. In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first president of a democratic South Africa. From the outset, he was committed to serving only a single five-year term. During his presidency, he and his government ensured that all of South Africa's citizens became equal before the law, and he laid the foundation for turning a country riven by centuries of colonialism and apartheid into a fully functioning democracy. Dare Not Linger is the story of Mandela's presidential years, drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to leave office, but was unable to finish. Now the acclaimed South African writer Mandla Langa has completed the task, using Mandela's unfinished draft, detailed notes that Mandela made as events were unfolding, and a wealth of unseen archival material. With a prologue by Mandela's widow, Graça Machel, the result is a vivid and often inspirational account of Mandela's presidency and the creation of a new democracy. It tells the story of a country in transition and the challenges Mandela faced as he strove to make his vision for a liberated South Africa a reality."--Dust jacket flap.



Dare not linger : the presidential years / Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa ; with a prologue by Graça Machel.

cover image"'I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.'--Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom. In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first president of a democratic South Africa. From the outset, he was committed to serving only a single five-year term. During his presidency, he and his government ensured that all of South Africa's citizens became equal before the law, and he laid the foundation for turning a country riven by centuries of colonialism and apartheid into a fully functioning democracy. Dare Not Linger is the story of Mandela's presidential years, drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to leave office, but was unable to finish. Now the acclaimed South African writer Mandla Langa has completed the task, using Mandela's unfinished draft, detailed notes that Mandela made as events were unfolding, and a wealth of unseen archival material. With a prologue by Mandela's widow, Graça Machel, the result is a vivid and often inspirational account of Mandela's presidency and the creation of a new democracy. It tells the story of a country in transition and the challenges Mandela faced as he strove to make his vision for a liberated South Africa a reality."--Dust jacket flap.



Mary Travers : a woman's words / Mary Travers with Mike Renshaw.

cover image"A Woman's Words, is a frank, insightful account of the life of legendary folksinger Mary Travers of the trio Peter, Paul and Mary, told in her own words in essays, opinion columns, speeches, stage monologues and poetry, written over the last 25 years of her life"--Provided by publisher.


The woman who smashed codes : a true story of love, spies, and the unlikely heroine who outwitted America's enemies / Jason Fagone.

cover imageTraces the life of Elizebeth Smith, who met and married groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman and worked with him to discover and expose Nazi spy rings in South America by cracking multiple versions of the Enigma machine.


We're going to need more wine : stories that are funny, complicated, and true / Gabrielle Union.

cover imageUnion launched her career with roles in iconic '90s movies. When she revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault, she urged compassion for victims of sexual violence. In this moving collection of essays Union tells astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. She discusses her experiences with bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood; growing up in white California suburbia, and coping with the divorce of her parents. Throughout, she reminds us of the importance of confidence, self-awareness, and the power of sharing truth, laughter, and support.


Reckless daughter : a portrait of Joni Mitchell / David Yaffe.

cover imageReckless Daughter tells the story of Mitchell and also of the fertile, exciting musical time of which she was an integral part, one that had a profound effect that can still be felt today on American music and the industry.


The personal memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant : the complete annotated edition / edited by John F. Marszalek with David S. Nolen & Louie P. Gallo.

cover imagePresident Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was one of the most esteemed individuals of the nineteenth century. His two-volume memoirs, sold door-to-door by former Union soldiers, have never gone out of print and were once as ubiquitous in American households as the Bible. Mark Twain, Gertrude Stein, Matthew Arnold, Henry James, and Edmund Wilson hailed these works as great literature, and presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush both credit Grant with influencing their own writing. Yet a judiciously annotated clarifying edition of these memoirs has never been produced until now. The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is the first comprehensively annotated edition of Grant's memoirs, fully representing the great military leader's thoughts on his life and times through the end of the Civil War and his invaluable perspective on battlefield decision making. An introduction contextualizes Grant's life and significance, and lucid editorial commentary allows the president's voice and narrative to shine through. Compiled by the editors in the Ulysses S. Grant Association's Presidential Library, these selections enrich our understanding of the antebellum era, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. Grant provides insight into how rigorously these events tested America's democratic institutions and the cohesion of its social order. The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant preserves and extends a work of profound political, historical, and literary significance and serves as the gateway for modern readers of all backgrounds to an American classic.-- Provided by publisher.


Where the past begins : a writer's memoir / Amy Tan.

cover image"From New York Times bestselling author Amy Tan, a memoir on her life as a writer, her childhood, and the symbiotic relationship between fiction and emotional memory"-- Provided by publisher.


Some bright morning, I'll fly away : a memoir / Alice Anderson.

cover imageIn the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Alice Anderson assesses the damage to her Mississippi home while dealing with her husband's declining mental health. After a violent attack, she flees with her children and faces an epic battle -- emotional, psychological, spiritual, and legal -- for her children's welfare, for self-preservation, and ultimately, for redemption. -- Adapted from book jacket.


Grant / Ron Chernow.

cover image"Pulitzer Prize-winner and biographer of Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, and John D. Rockefeller, Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and inept businessman, fond of drinking to excess; or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War; or as a credulous and hapless president whose tenure came to symbolize the worst excesses of the Gilded Age. These stereotypes don't come close to capturing adequately his spirit and the sheer magnitude of his monumental accomplishments. A biographer at the height of his powers, Chernow has produced a portrait of Grant that is a masterpiece, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency. Before the Civil War, Grant was flailing. His business ventures had been dismal, and despite distinguished service in the Mexican War, he ended up resigning from the army in disgrace amid recurring accusations of drunkenness. But in the Civil War, Grant began to realize his remarkable potential, soaring through the ranks of the Union army, prevailing at the Battle of Shiloh and in the Vicksburg campaign and ultimately defeating the legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee after a series of unbelievably bloody battles in Virginia. Along the way Grant endeared himself to President Lincoln and became his most trusted general and the strategic genius of the war effort. His military fame translated into a two-term presidency, but one plagued by corruption scandals involving his closest staff. All the while Grant himself remained more or less above reproach. But, more importantly, he never failed to seek freedom and justice for black Americans, working to crush the Ku Klux Klan and earning the admiration of Frederick Douglass, who called him 'the vigilant, firm, impartial, and wise protector of my race." After his presidency, he was again brought low by a trusted colleague, this time a dashing young swindler on Wall Street, but he resuscitated his image by working with Mark Twain to publish his memoirs, which are recognized as a masterpiece of the genre. With his famous lucidity, breadth, and meticulousness, Chernow finds the threads that bind these disparate stories together, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as "nothing heroic... and yet the greatest hero." His probing portrait of Grant's lifelong struggle with alcoholism transforms our understanding of the man at the deepest level. This is America's greatest biographer, bringing movingly to life one of our finest but most underappreciated presidents. The definitive biography, Grant is a grand synthesis of painstaking research and literary brilliance that makes sense of all sides of Grant's life, explaining how this simple Midwesterner could at once be so ordinary and so extraordinary"-- Provided by publisher.


The autobiography of Gucci Mane / with Neil Martinez-Belkin.

cover imageGucci Mane began writing his memoir in a maximum-security federal prison. Released in 2016, he emerged radically transformed. He was sober, smiling, focused, and positive -- a far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past. Born in rural Bessemer, Alabama, Radric Delantic Davis became Gucci Mane in East Atlanta, where the rap scene is as vibrant as the dope game. His name was made as a drug dealer first, rapper second. His mixtapes and street anthems helped pioneer the sound of trap music. He inspired and mentored a new generation of artists and producers: Migos, Young Thug, Nicki Minaj, Zaytoven, Mike Will Made-It, Metro Boomin. Yet every success was followed by setback. Too often, his erratic behavior threatened to end it all. Incarceration, violence, rap beefs, drug addiction. But Gucci Mane has changed, and he's decided to tell his story. He reflects on his career and in the process confronts his dark past -- years behind bars, the murder charge, and drug addiction.


The best of us : a memoir / Joyce Maynard.

cover image"In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. Jim wore a rakish hat over a good head of hair; he asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Joyce shine, both in and out of the spotlight; and he didn't mind the mess she made in the kitchen. Before they met, both had believed they were done with marriage, and even after they married, Joyce resolved that no one could alter her course of determined independence. Then, just after their one-year wedding anniversary, her new husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. During the nineteen months that followed, as they battled his illness together, she discovered for the first time what it really meant to be a couple--'to be a true partner and to have one.' This is their story. Charting the course through their whirlwind romance, a marriage cut short by tragedy, and Joyce's return to living alone on new terms, The Best of Us is a heart-wrenching, ultimately life-affirming reflection on coming to understand true love through the experience of great loss."--Book jacket.


Hoover : an extraordinary life in extraordinary times / Kenneth Whyte.

cover image"The definitive biography of Herbert Hoover, one of the most remarkable and least understood Americans of the twentieth century--a wholly original account that will forever change the way Americans understand the man, his presidency, and his battle against the Great Depression. An impoverished orphan who built a fortune. A great humanitarian. A president elected in a landslide and then resoundingly defeated four years later. Arguably the father of both New Deal liberalism and modern conservatism, Herbert Hoover lived one of the most extraordinary American lives of the twentieth century. Yet however astonishing, his accomplishments are often eclipsed by the perception that Hoover was inept and heartless in the face of the Great Depression. Now, Kenneth Whyte vividly re-creates Hoover's rich and dramatic life in all its complex glory. He follows Hoover through his Iowa boyhood, his cutthroat business career, his brilliant rescue of millions of lives during World War I and the 1927 Mississippi floods, his misconstrued presidency, his defeat at the hands of Franklin Roosevelt, his devastating years in the political wilderness, his return to grace as Truman's emissary to help European refugees after World War II, and his final vindication in the days of Kennedy's 'New Frontier.' Ultimately, Whyte brings to light Hoover's complexities and contradictions--his modesty and ambition, his ruthlessness and extreme generosity--as well as his profound political legacy. [This] is the epic, poignant story of the deprived boy who, through force of will, made himself the most accomplished figure in the land, and who experienced a range of achievements and failures unmatched by many Americans of his, or perhaps any, era. Here, for the first time, is the definitive biography that fully captures the colossal scale of Hoover's momentous life and volatile times."--Jacket.


Autumn / Karl Ove Knausgaard ; with illustrations by Vanessa Baird ; translated from the Norwegian by Ingvild Burkey.

cover imageThe first entry in a planned four-part autobiographical series presents sensory letters written to the author's unborn daughter that describe his childhood and daily life with his wife and older children in rural Sweden.


Christian Fiction

Be strong and curvaceous : a Glory prep novel / Shelley Adina.

cover imageBe careful what you wish for 
 It’s the last term of junior year and Carly Aragon can’t wait—because it means a chance to compete in the prestigious Design Your Dreams contest. For a budding clothing designer who’s also a scholarship kid, this could mean the difference between launching a career 
 or merely settling for a job. But an ugly surprise is waiting for her when she returns from spring break with her family in Mexico. The flamboyant, rich, and arrogant Lady Lindsay “Mac” MacPhail is her new roommate—and she proceeds to steal Carly’s privacy, her confidence, and worst of all, her biggest crush! But when weird, threatening messages start infiltrating Mac’s email, Carly is the only person she can turn to, and they must figure out what’s going on before the threats escalate into real danger. Who could imagine that Mac’s fate would rest in Carly’s hands—or that Mac would hold the key to her success at Glory Prep? But God works in mysterious ways—even when it means digging deep to find the courage to face them.


No safe haven / Angela Moody.

cover image"Nothing ever happens in Gettysburg. Spunky, fifteen-year-old Tillie Pierce loves her life just as it is and considers her family safe from the Civil War--until Confederate soldiers overrun her hometown of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Sent to "safety" on a farm, she seeks shelter right in the battle zone The next days test not only her beliefs and friendships, but also her instincts and attitude. Does she have the gumption to trust a God who could give her hope? How can she when He allows such tragedy?"--Back cover.


As you wish / Robin Jones Gunn.

cover imageCollege student Christy trusts God to guide her in making decisions about school and her boyfriend Todd.


Until tomorrow / by Robin Jones Gunn.

cover imageChristy Miller, studying in Switzerland, is looking forward to a visit from her closest friends, Todd and Katie, but things do not go exactly as she planned, and Christy begins to wonder if Todd will again leave her not knowing where their relationship stands.


I promise / Robin Jones Gunn.

cover image"Christy Miller and Todd Spencer are engaged at last! But now the wedding work begins. Todd's breezy view of life clashes with Christy's meticulous planning. The issues of when and where to get married seem obvious-- until everyone's expectations are compared. Then Aunt Marti, Mrs. I-Love-to-Plan-a-Party, jumps in, ready to lay siege over each wedding detail. It's enough to make anyone sing the wedding-bell blues. Meanwhile, Katie has some unanticipated news of her own. Her renewed relationship with Rick is developing, but everyone wonders what's going on. Is Rick about to break her heart again, or could this be something lasting? As the time draws closer to the wedding, Todd and Christy face differences between them that might make married life more complicated than they thought, and Christy wonders if their relationship can work when put to the test. Will they make it down the aisle to tell each other 'I promise' for the rest of their lives?" -- Amazon.com.


Lady Jayne disappears / Joanna Davidson Politano.

cover imageWhen Aurelie Harcourt's father dies in debtor's prison, he leaves her just two things: his wealthy family, whom she has never met, and his famous pen name, Nathaniel Droll. Her new family greets her with apathy and even resentment. Only the quiet houseguest, Silas Rotherham, welcomes her company. When Aurelie decides to complete her father's unfinished serial novel, writing the family into the story as unflattering characters, she must keep her identity as Nathaniel Droll hidden while searching for the truth about her mother's disappearance--and perhaps even her father's death. Author Joanna Davidson Politano's stunning debut set in Victorian England will delight readers with its highly original plot, lush setting, vibrant characters, and reluctant romance.


The gift / Shelley Shepard Gray.

cover imageThe Schwartz family is happy to be spending Christmas on their new farm in Hart County. But when Susanna Schwartz hears gunshots that causes her buggy to overturn, and then her little sister falls through a wooden bridge into the icy creek, it becomes clear from these dangerous "accidents" that someone wants them gone. Neil Vance has been heartbroken ever since his parents lost their family farm. He knows it's not the Schwartz family's fault, but he can't help but be resentful. Until he meets Susanna. She is kind-hearted and bold, and Neil can't stop thinking about her pretty green eyes. Neil thinks the accidents are just that, but Susanna's father is convinced the Vance family is responsible. Susanna refuses to believe Neil would do anything to harm her. She's fallen in love with him and knows he is a good man. But her family is ready to pack up and move, and time is running out to uncover the truth before someone gets hurt--or worse.


An Amish Christmas love : four novellas / Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, and Ruth Reid.

cover image"A charming new novella collection of sweet holiday stories, each celebrating love in all its forms, from some of our favorite Amish authors!"-- Provided by publisher.


The gift of Christmas past : a southern romance / Cindy Woodsmall & Erin Woodsmall.

cover imageAt twenty-seven, Hadley is still trying to get free of the weight she's carried all her life: entering foster care at age five, getting arrested at seventeen for arson, and losing her boyfriend, Monroe, when she needed him most. Monroe never wanted to walk out on Hadley. He'd understood her, from her desire to help children with speech issues to her intense temper. But when she was arrested, he became haunted by what he knew and convinced his only choice was to end their friendship. Almost ten years later, Hadley and Monroe are both specialists in the field of speech therapy. They meet again...thrown together to help a four-year-ild girl who's been rendered mute after being rescued from an apartment fire. Years of secrets and anger beg to be set free as Hadley and Monroe try to push aside past hurts and find common ground in order to help the traumatized young girl and her family.


The ladies of Ivy Cottage / Julie Klassen.

cover image"Return to Ivy Hill in The Ladies of Ivy Cottage as friendships deepen, romances blossom, and mysteries unfold. Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. When the village women encourage her to open a subscription library with the many books she has inherited or acquired through donations, Rachel discovers two mysteries hidden among them. A man who once broke her heart helps her search for clues, but will both find more than they bargained for? Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several men take an interest in Ivy Cottage, she assumes pretty Miss Ashford is the cause. Exactly what--or who--has captured each man's attention? The truth may surprise them all. Meanwhile, life has improved at the coaching inn and Jane Bell is ready to put grief behind her. Now if only the man she misses would return--but where is he? As the women of Ivy Hill search for answers about the past and hope for the future, might they find love along the way?"--Amazon.com.


The Christmas blessing / Melody Carlson.

cover imageWhen she receives the news in late 1944 that her baby's father was shot down in the South Pacific, Amelia Richards loses hope. Jobless and broke, she has nowhere to turn for help but her infant's paternal grandparents. The only problem is, they don't know that she-- or their grandson-- exists. When Amelia discovers that the family is wealthy and influential, dare she disclose the truth of her relationship with their son?


The Amish Christmas candle / Kelly Long, Jennifer Beckstrand, Lisa Jones Baker.

cover imageAt the heart of winter's darkness is the joyous glow of the Christmas season. In this love-filled holiday collection, warm yourself with the peaceful light of Plain gifts. SNOW SHINE ON ICE MOUNTAIN Kelly Long When staid Naomi Gish's mischievous father hires strapping Gray Fisher at their candle shop for the season, she's positive the old man has an ulterior motive. She doesn't need help but as Gray learns the craft of candle making, Naomi learns that love is not only possible, but God's most precious gift. A HONEYBEE CHRISTMAS Jennifer Beckstrand Of all the sacrifices Bitsy Kiem made to raise her three nieces Amish, giving up her Englisch life was the only thing she missed. With the girls married now, she has a chance to kick up her heels this Christmas unless widowed Yost Weaver can convince her that Plain love is a flame that will never go out. THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE Lisa Jones Baker Blessing those in need at Christmastime is one of Lydia's favorite traditions. But without her newly married sister's help this year, the task seems daunting until handsome Mennonite John King shows her that hands joined to do good may unite hearts, as well."


Christmas at Carnton / Tamera Alexander.

cover imageRecently widowed Aletta Prescott is struggling to hold herself together. A chance meeting with a wounded solider during America's Civil War changes her life forever.


Belle : an Amish retelling of Beauty and the Beast / Sarah Price.

cover imageWhen Adam Herschberger, who is known simply as The Beast, offers her a deal--marry him and her family can keep their farm--Annabell Beiler, to be a dutiful Amish daughter, agrees to his proposal and vows to break through his icy reserve.


These healing hills / Ann H. Gabhart.

cover imageWhen the soldier she planned to marry at WWII's end writes to tell her he's in love with a woman in England, Francine Howard seeks a fresh start in the Appalachian Mountains, training to be a nurse midwife for the Frontier Nursing Service. Deeply affected by the horrors he witnessed at war, Ben Locke has never thought further ahead than making it home to Kentucky. When their paths intersect, it's immediately clear that they are from different worlds and value different things. But love has a way of healing old wounds... and revealing tantalizing new possibilities.


A stranger at Fellsworth / Sarah E. Ladd.

cover image"Sara Ladd delivers another delightful romance in her newest novel, A Stranger at Fellsworth. Filled with an air of mystery and historical charm, this story will keep readers coming back for"-- Provided by publisher.


If we make it home : a novel of faith and survival in the Oregon wilderness / Christina Suzann Nelson.

cover image"When four college friends graduated from the University of Northwest Oregon, their lives stretched before them, full of promise and vows to stay connected. But life has a way of derailing well-laid plans. Now they haven't spoken in twenty-five years. But against all odds, three of them have found themselves back in the same place-- at their alma mater, wondering how they got there. When they discover their fourth friend, Hope, has died, Jenna, Ireland, and Vicky decide to embark on a wilderness adventure to honor her memory-- and for secret reasons of their own. Jenna wants to show her husband that she's more than a helpless, overweight, middle-aged empty nester. Ireland wants to get back to the nature she loves and hide from the charges being pressed against her. And Vicky wants to show she cares for something besides her ministry-- and put off the disaster waiting at home for as long as possible. They never bargained for the dangers they face in an unforgiving wilderness. Now they'll have to work together if they hope to make it home alive. While the three women fight to survive the elements, their toughest battles may be with themselves" -Amazon.com.


In this moment : a novel / Karen Kingsbury.

cover imageWhen he receives national attention and criticism for starting an after-school Bible study and prayer program, Wendell Quinn chooses attorney Luke Baxter to help him fight the battle.


Love held captive / Shelley Shepard Gray.

cover image"After the War Between the States, a Confederate officer longs to heal the heart of Lizbeth Barclay--but first he'll have to right the wrongs that were done to her." -- (Source of summary not specified)


The gift / Shelley Shepard Gray.

cover imageThe Schwartz family is happy to be spending Christmas on their new farm in Hart County until they experience a series of accidents. Neil Vance has been heartbroken ever since his parents lost their family farm. He knows it's not the Schwartz family's fault, but he can't help but be resentful. While Neil believes the accidents are just chance, Susanna's father is convinced that the Vance family is responsible. Susanna has fallen in love with Neil and knows he is a good man. But her family is ready to pack up and move, and time is running out to uncover the truth before someone gets hurt, or worse.


Freedom's ring : a novel / Heidi Chiavaroli.

cover image"An antique ring reunites a Boston Marathon bombing survivor and the man who saved her. Together, they unearth the two-hundred-year-old history of a woman who suffered tremendous loss in the Boston Massacre, a woman torn between the love of two men - one a Patriot, and the other a Redcoat. As both women seem to forgive the wrongs done to them, each must decide whether to face their future through dependence on God's strength, or their own" -- Provided by publisher.


The shroud conspiracy : a novel / John D. Heubusch.

cover image"In this intense thriller, a forensic anthropologist sets out to prove that the Shroud of Turin is a fake, but quickly discovers the opposite--and must race to stop the evil forces who want to use traces of blood in the fabric to clone Jesus Christ and bring on the second coming of their own design. Throughout his career, forensic anthropologist and outspoken atheist Dr. Jon Bondurant has investigated many religious artifacts said to be real, but he knows better. Only weak minds rely on such obviously false relics to maintain their silly, pointless faith. So when he is invited by the Vatican to examine the Shroud of Turin, said to be the burial cloth that covered the body of Christ--and the most revered of all Christian artifacts--he is delighted for the opportunity to prove once and for all that the Shroud is a fake. But when he meets Domenika Josef, the beautiful and devout Vatican representative who finds him arrogant and self-important, he realizes his task will not be as straightforward as he once imagined. Domenika believes that the relic is real, and wants nothing more than to rescue the tarnished reputation of the church by announcing the good news. As Bondurant and his team examine every element of the Shroud, he and Domenika begin to see each other in a whole new light. And as the evidence about the origin of this highly contested piece of fabric starts to pile up, he begins to realize that he's been seeing a lot of things incorrectly. But when a sample of the blood from the Shroud--believed to be the real blood of Jesus Christ--vanishes, he realizes his problems are just beginning. The DNA traces in that sample could have earth-shattering consequences if they fall into the wrong hands. When Domenika vanishes too, Bondurant is caught in a globe-spanning chase to rescue the woaen he loves--and stop the evil forces who have their own motives for bringing on the Second Coming"-- Provided by publisher.


A letter from Lancaster county / Kate Lloyd.

cover image"Angela Her mother's untimely death, a struggling marriage, a strained relationship with her sister, Rose, and regrets over what might have been haunt her. Despite being a wife and mother, she feels she has little to show for her life. Rose Still single, she longs for a husband and children. But Angela has all that and still isn't happy. Rose wants to be closer to her older sister, but she and Angela couldn't be more different. Both strong women, will their sibling rivalry ever end? When a letter arrives from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Angela and Rose decide to visit Aunt Sylvia, their mother's Mennonite sister, in the heart of Amish country. This vacation could provide the opportunity both sisters need to sort out their issues. And yet instead of finding a new way of connecting with each other, Angela and Rose discover surprising family secrets that add to their strife and threaten Rose's romance with a new beau. Through it all, the two sisters must find the faith necessary to face their personal problems and allow God to restore hope and healing to their hearts and relationship as only He can"-- Provided by publisher.


Ascension of larks / Rachel Linden.

cover image"When globetrotting photographer Magdalena Henry loses the only man she's ever loved, she risks her stellar career to care for his widow and young children on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest. Free-spirited and fiercely independent, Maggie adores her life of travel and adventure. But she has a secret. She can't let go of her first and only love, renowned architect Marco Firelli, now married to her best friend Lena. When Marco drowns in a kayaking accident, Maggie rushes to the Firelli family's summer home on San Juan Island. Once there she discovers that Marco was hiding something that could destroy his family. As fragile, perfectionistic Lena slowly falls apart, Maggie tries to provide stability for Marco and Lena's three young children. When Maggie is offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance to compete in the world's most prestigious photography competition, she thinks she's found the answer to their problems. Then Lena makes a choice with unexpected and devastating consequences, forcing Maggie to grapple with an agonizing decision. Does she sacrifice the golden opportunity of her career or abandon the Firellis just when they need her the most? Gradually the island begins to work its magic. A century-old ritual to beckon loved ones home offers hope in the midst of sorrow. And a guilt-ridden yet compelling stranger hiding on the island may offer Maggie a second chance at love, but only if she can relinquish the past and move forward to find joy in unexpected places"-- Provided by publisher.


Fatal mistake : a novel / Susan Sleeman.

cover image"An FBI agent must protect the woman who can identify a terrorist bomber in bestselling author Susan Sleeman's riveting romantic suspense novel. Each day could be her last ... but not if he can help it. Tara Parrish is the only person ever to survive an attack by the Lone Wolf bomber. Scared and emotionally scarred by her near death, she goes into hiding with only one plan--to stay alive for another day. She knows he's coming after her, and if he finds her, he will finish what he started. Agent Cal Riggins has had only one goal for the past six months--to save lives by ending the Lone Wolf's bombing spree. To succeed, he needs the help of Tara Parrish, the one person who can lead them to the bomber. Cal puts his all into finding Tara, but once he locates her, he realizes if he can find her, the Lone Wolf can, too. He must protect Tara at all costs, and they'll both need to resist the mutual attraction growing between them to focus on hunting down the bomber, because one wrong move could be fatal"-- Provided by publisher.


An uncertain dream / Judith Miller.

cover imageWhen Pullman Car Works employees walk out in protest over their wages and high rent, Olivia Mott is torn between her loyalty to the company and her love for Fred DeVault, in this action-packed finale to the bestselling historical series.


Bringing Maggie home : a novel / Kim Vogel Sawyer.

cover image"Ten-year-old Hazel takes her three-year-old sister to pick berries in a blackberry thicket in 1943, and only one of them comes home again. Young Hazel's world crumbles, the weight of the guilt from that colors every relationship in her life for the next seventy years. But now Hazel's granddaughter Meghan is a cold case agent and has an opportunity to investigate this very personal family mystery. What she uncovers could provide healing for three generations of women"-- Provided by publisher.


Home all along : an Amish secrets novel / Beth Wiseman.

cover image"The third and final installment in the critically-acclaimed Amish Secrets series by bestselling author Beth Wiseman -- Charlotte has made a home for herself in Amish Country with Daniel. But unforeseen events rock their fragile world and may move them even further away from the life they long for...Charlotte, an Englisher, is living in Amish Country, and she has formed strong and lasting bonds with the people in her new community. She has even fallen in love with an Amish man. But just when she is considering a permanent conversion to the Amish way of life, her world crashes around her. An unexpected death and a mysterious visitor unsettle Charlotte, and she begins to question her faith and her choices. Daniel loves Charlotte and wants to share his life with her, even it if means leaving the only world he's ever known. But as he walks alongside of her through her struggles, his own world is turned upside down when a loved one receives a grim medical diagnosis and a prodigal relative returns home. Will Charlotte and Daniel's relationship succumb to the many pressures around them, or will their faith and the strong community around them allow them to weather the storms of their own lives in order to build a life together?"-- Provided by publisher.


All she left behind / Jane Kirkpatrick.

cover imageWell-versed in the natural healing properties of herbs and oils, Jennie Pickett longs to become a doctor. But the Oregon frontier of the 1870s doesn't approve of such innovations as women attending medical school. To support herself and her young son, Jennie cares for an elderly woman. When her patient dies, Jennie discovers that her heart has become entangled with the woman's widowed husband, a man many years her senior. Their unlikely romance will lead her to discover where healing truly lives.


Dangerous illusions / Irene Hannon.

cover image"Detective Colin Flynn investigates a tragic death that's been linked to a grieving woman with apparent memory loss, but it quickly becomes clear there's more to the case--and the woman--than meets the eye"-- Provided by publisher.


Cherished Mercy / Tracie Peterson.

cover image"Mercy Flanagan survived the Whitman Massacre as a child, and now her heart's cry is for peace between the native peoples and the white settlers inhabiting Oregon Territory. Unfortunately, most of the settlers would rather the tribes were removed from the land completely, one way or the other. At the request of family friend Eletta Browning, who is experiencing a difficult pregnancy, Mercy travels south to the Rogue River Valley to help. At the Browning Mission, she meets Eletta's brother-in-law, Adam. Despite her attempts to befriend him, Adam seems determined to focus on ministering to the local tribes and keeps her at arm's length. Why is he so intent on pushing her away? When tragedy strikes and tensions in the territory reach the combustion point, Mercy is pushed to the limit of her strength. She and Adam will have to rely on their faith in God and on each other in order to make it out alive."-- From the publisher.


The proving / Beverly Lewis.

cover imageAfter five years as an Englisher, Amanda Dienner is shocked to learn her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County's most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. What's more, the inn will only truly be hers if Mandy can successfully run it for twelve months. Reluctantly, Mandy accepts the challenge, no matter that it means facing the family she left behind--or that the inn's clientĂšle expect an Amish hostess! Can Mandy fulfill the terms of her inheritance, or will this prove a dreadful mistake?


The writing desk / Rachel Hauck.

cover image"Tenley Roth's first book was a runaway bestseller. Now that her second book is due, she's locked in fear. Can she repeat her earlier success or is she a fraud who has run out of inspiration? With pressure mounting from her publisher, Tenley is weighted with writer's block. But when her estranged mother calls asking Tenley to help her through chemotherapy, she packs up for Florida where she meets handsome furniture designer Jonas Sullivan and discovers the story her heart's been missing. A century earlier, another woman wrote at the same desk with hopes and fears of her own. Born during the Gilded Age, Birdie Shehorn is the daughter of the old money Knickerbockers. Under the strict control of her mother, her every move is decided ahead of time, even whom she'll marry. But Birdie has dreams she doesn't know how to realize. She wants to tell stories, write novels, make an impact on the world. When she discovers her mother has taken extreme measures to manipulate her future, she must choose between submission and security or forging a brand new way all on her own. Tenley and Birdie are form two very different worlds, but fate has bound them together in a way time cannon erase."--Amazon.com


High as the heavens / Kate Breslin.

cover imagePage-Turning Intrigue and Romance from an Up-and-Coming Historical Romance Talent In 1917, Evelyn Marche is just one of many women who has been widowed by the war. A British nurse trapped in German-occupied Brussels, she spends her days working at a hospital and her nights as a waitress in her aunt and uncle's café. Eve also has a carefully guarded secret keeping her in constant danger: She's a spy working for a Belgian resistance group in league with the British Secret Service. When a British plane crashes in Brussels Park, Eve is the first to reach the downed plane and is shocked to discover she recognizes the badly injured pilot. British RFC Captain Simon Forrester is now a prisoner of war, and Eve knows he could be shot as a spy at any time. She risks her own life to hide him from the Germans, but as the danger mounts and the secrets between them grow, their chance of survival looks grim. And even if they do make it out alive, the truth of what lies between them may be more than any love can overcome.


The return / Suzanne Woods Fisher.

cover imageWhen Betsy Zoon is taken captive in a surprise Indian raid, she faces brutality and hardship, but also unexpected kindness. She draws strength from a native, and finds herself torn between her pious upbringing and the intense new feelings this compelling man awakens within her. Hans Bauer is greatly anguished by Betsy's captivity and turns to his foster sister Tessa for comfort. Eagerly, Tessa responds, overlooking troubling signs of Hans's hunger for revenge. When Betsy is finally restored to the Amish, have things gone too far between Hans and Tessa?


Under a summer sky : a Savannah romance / Melody Carlson.

cover image"High school art teacher Nicole Anderson is looking forward to a relaxing summer in Savannah, house-sitting and managing an art gallery for a family friend. The house is luxurious in a way that only old money could make it, and the gallery promises interesting days in a gorgeous setting. Yet it isn't long before her ideal summer turns into more than she bargained for: a snooty gallery employee who's determined to force her out, a displaced adolescent roosting in the attic, and two of Nicole's close childhood friends--who also happen to be brothers--vying for her attention.With a backdrop of a beautiful historical city, incredible architecture, and even an alleged ghost or two, combined with the opportunity for romance . . . anything can happen!" -- Back cover.


Heart on the line / Karen Witemeyer.

cover imageGrace Mallory is tired of running, of hiding. But when an old friend sends an after-hours telegraph transmission warning Grace that the man who has hunted her for nearly a year has discovered her location, she fears she has no choice. She can't let the villain she believes responsible for her father's death release his wrath in Harper's Station, the town that has sheltered her and blessed her with the dearest friends she's ever known. Amos Bledsoe prefers bicycles to horses and private conversations over the telegraph wire to social gatherings with young ladies who see him as nothing more than an oddity. His telegraph companion, the mysterious Miss G, listens eagerly to his ramblings every night and delights him with tales all her own. For months, their friendship--dare he believe, courtship?--has fed his hope that he has finally found the woman God intended for him. Yet when he takes the next step to meet her in person, he discovers her life is in peril, and Amos must decide if he can shed the cocoon of his quiet nature to become the hero Grace requires.


The blessing / Wanda E. Brunstetter.

cover image"Return to the Troyer farm where Heidi welcomes six new cooking class students who experience the healing hand of God. Despite stressful changes occurring in their lives, Lyle and Heidi once again open their Ohio home up to those seeking to learn about Amish cooking. This time a teenager helping her divorced dad cook for the family, a caterer needing new recipes, a food critic, a hunter looking to impress his buddies, a wife given the class as an unwanted gift, and a mailman lured in by the aroma of good cooking gather around Heidi's table. During each class, Heidi teaches culinary skills, but it is her words of wisdom that have a profound effect on her students--though, this time Heidi's own hurting heart will need some healing nourishment."--Amazon.com


The promise of a letter / Kathleen Fuller.

cover image"Bestselling Amish author Kathleen Fuller returns to beloved Birch Creek and explores the power of letters and the joy of true love"-- Provided by publisher.


The promise of dawn / Lauraine Snelling.

cover image"In 1910, Signe, her husband, and their boys emigrate from Norway to Minnesota, dreaming of one day owning a farm of their own. But the relatives they've come to stay with are harsh and demanding. As Signe's family is worked to the bone to repay the cost of their voyage, can she learn to trust God through this trial and hold on to hope for a better future?"-- Provided by publisher.


Abiding Mercy / Ruth Reid.

cover image"From bestselling Amish author Ruth Reid comes a brand new series full of sweet romance, thought-provoking questions, and elements of mystery"-- Provided by publisher.


Weaver's Needle / Robin Caroll.

cover image"Former Army MP Landry Parker fell into the recovery specialist role quite by accident--to help her ailing father. Now that she's on her own, she is determined to prove herself and honor her family legacy. After being shot in the line of duty, former police officer Nickolai Baptiste became a recovery specialist, and he's good at his job--maybe even the best. A potential client pits Landry and Nickolai against one another to find the Dutchman's Lost Gold Mine map that was stolen from her murdered husband, and the potential payday is too enticing to pass up. The trail takes them from New Orleans to Weaver's Needle in Arizona where legend claims the mine is hidden. Landry and Nickolai are no strangers to adventure, but the unlikely partners quickly discover there's someone after the treasure and there are those who want to ensure the lost mine in Arizona's Superstition Mountain stays lost forever" -- provided by publisher.


The Maggie Bright : a novel of Dunkirk / Tracy Groot.

cover image"England, 1940. Clare Childs knew life would change when she unexpectedly inherited the Maggie Bright--a noble fifty-two-foot yacht. In fact, she's counting on it. But the boat harbors secrets. When a stranger arrives, searching for documents hidden onboard, Clare is pulled into a Scotland Yard investigation that could shed light on Hitler's darkest schemes and prompt America to action. Across the Channel, Hitler's Blitzkrieg has the entire British army in retreat with little hope for rescue at the shallow beaches of Dunkirk. With time running out, Churchill recruits civilian watercraft to help. Hitler is attacking from land, air, and sea, and any boat that goes might not return. Yet Clare knows Maggie Bright must answer the call--piloted by an American who has refused to join the war effort until now and a detective with a very personal motive for exposing the truth. The fate of the war hinges on this rescue. While two men join the desperate fight, a nation prays for a miracle"-- Provided by publisher.


Any dream will do : a novel / Debbie Macomber.

cover image"Shay Benson adored her younger brother, Caden, and that got her into trouble. When he owed money, Shay realized she would do anything to help him avoid the men who were threatening him, and she crossed lines she never should have crossed. Now, determined to start fresh, she finds herself in search of a place to stay and wanders into a church to escape from the cold. Pastor Drew Douglas adored his wife. But when he lost her, it was all he could do to focus on his two beautiful kids, and his flock came in a distant third. Now, as he too is thinking about a fresh start, he walks through his sanctuary and finds Shay sitting in a pew. The pair strike up a friendship--Drew helps Shay get back on her feet, and she reignites his sense of purpose--that, over time, turns into something deeper, something soulful, spiritual, and possibly romantic. Even Drew's two children are taken with this woman who has brought light back into their lives. Perhaps most important, Shay learns to trust again as she, in turn, proves herself trustworthy to her adopted community. But Caden's return to town and a disastrous secret threaten to undo the life Shay has tried so hard to rebuild. It will take the utmost courage and faith if she and Drew hope to find healing and open their hearts to a brighter future"-- Provided by publisher.


Over Maya dead body / Sandra Orchard.

cover imageFBI Special Agent Serena Jones arrives on Martha's Vineyard with her family, ready for a little bit of R&R and a whole lot of reminiscing as they celebrate the engagement of an old family friend. But crime doesn't take a vacation, and she's soon entangled in an investigation of a suspicious death tied to an antiquities smuggling ring.When her investigation propels her into danger, Serena must stay the course and solve this case before anyone else dies. But just how is she supposed to do that when the two men in her life arrive on the scene, bringing with them plenty of romantic complications--and even a secret or two?


Sweetbriar Cottage / Denise Hunter.

cover image"When Noah and Josephine Mitchell discover their divorce was never actually finalized, their lives are turned upside down ... Following his divorce, Noah gave up his dream job, settling at a remote horse ranch in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia, putting much-needed distance between himself and the former love of his life. But then Noah gets a letter from the IRS claiming he and Josephine are still married. Still angry over the demise of their marriage, he confronts her for the first time in months. They discover that Josephine neglected to file the final paperwork and they are, in fact, still married. Josephine is no happier about the news than Noah. Maybe the failed marriage--and okay, the botched divorce--was her fault, but her heart was shattered right alongside his, more than he would ever believe. The sooner they put this marriage behind them, the better for both of their sakes. But when Josephine delivers the final paperwork to his ranch, the two become stranded in his cottage during the worst spring snowstorm in a decade. For Noah, being trapped with Josephine is a test of endurance. He wrestles with resentment and his inability to forgive her, but underneath it all the embers of love still glow. Josephine's very survival depends on her ability to fight the feelings that never went away. And bearing up under the heavy burden of guilt is no picnic either. Old wounds surface and tempers flare as the storm brews outside. But when their situation worsens, they are forced to connect in a way they never have before. Josephine finally opens up about her tragic past, and Noah realizes she's never been loved unconditionally by anyone--including him. Will Noah accept the challenge to pursue Josephine's heart? And can she finally find the courage to trust Noah?"-- Provided by publisher.


His guilt / Shelley Shepard Gray.

cover imageTwo years after leaving his Amish community under suspicion of having committed an assault, Mark Fisher returns to Hart County to help a friend, and finds a reason to stay in Waneta Cain, before new assaults in the community put him under suspicion again.


Egypt's sister : a novel of Cleopatra / Angela Hunt.

cover imageChava, daughter of the royal tutor, grows up with Urbi, a princess in Alexandria's royal palace. When Urbi becomes Queen Cleopatra, Chava finds herself imprisoned and sold into slavery. Cast off and alone in Rome, Chava must choose between love and honor, between her own desires and God's will for her life.


A name unknown / Roseanna M. White.

cover imageRosemary Gresham has no family beyond the band of former urchins that helped her survive as a girl in the mean streets of London. Grown now, they concentrate on stealing high-value items and have learned how to blend into upper-class society. But when Rosemary must determine whether a certain wealthy gentleman is loyal to Britain or to Germany, she is in for the challenge of a lifetime. How does one steal a family's history, their very name? Peter Holstein, given his family's German blood, writes his popular series of adventure novels under a pen name. With European politics boiling and his own neighbors suspicious of him, Peter debates whether it might be best to change his name for good. When Rosemary shows up at his door pretending to be a historian and offering to help him trace his family history, his question might be answered. But as the two work together and Rosemary sees his gracious reaction to his neighbors' scornful attacks, she wonders if her assignment is going down the wrong path. Is it too late to help him prove that he's more than his name?


Catching the wind / Melanie Dobson.

cover imageWhen Daniel Knight was thirteen, he and ten-year-old Brigitte Berthold escaped the Gestapo agents who arrested both their parents. They survived a harrowing journey from Germany to England, only to be separated upon their arrival. For more than seventy years he has vowed to find Brigitte. Now a wealthy old man, his final hope in finding Brigitte rests with Quenby Vaughn, an American journalist working in London. Quenby is wary at the idea of teaming up with Daniel's lawyer, Lucas Hough, but the lure of Brigitte's story is too much to resist. They follow a trail of deception, sacrifice, and healing that could change all of their futures.


Moving target / Lynette Eason.

cover imageWhen Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe are abducted by a mysterious madman, they are forced to take part in a sinister game in which they have become the hunted.


The elusive Miss Ellison / Carolyn Miller..

cover imageHandsome appearance counts for naught unless matched by good character and actions. That's the firm opinion of not-so-meek minister's daughter Lavinia Ellison. So even though all the other villagers of St. Hampton Heath are swooning over the newly returned seventh Earl of Hawkesbury, she is not impressed. If a man won't take his responsibilities seriously and help those who are supposed to be able to depend on him, he deserves no respect from her. In Lavinia's pretty, gray eyes, Nicholas Stamford is just as arrogant and reckless as his brother--who stole the most important person in Livvie's world.Nicholas is weighed down by his own guilt and responsibility, by the pain his careless brother caused, and by the legacy of war he's just left. This quick visit home to St. Hampton Heath will be just long enough to ease a small part of that burden. Asking him to bother with the lives of the villagers when there's already a bailiff on the job is simply too much to expect. That is, until the hoydenish, intelligent, and very opinionated Miss Ellison challenges him to see past his pain and pride. With her angelic voice in his head, he may even be beginning to care. But his isn't the only heart that needs to change.These two lonely hearts may each have something the other needs. But with society's opposition, ancestral obligations, and a shocking family secret, there may be too many obstacles in their way.


The Amish wanderer / Laura V. Hilton.

cover image"Desperate for a Ticket Out Bethany Weiss is ready to leave town. Tongues haven't stopped clacking in Jamesport, MO, since her daed, the bishop, was admitted to a mental hospital after hurting their small Amish community. But her sharpest wounds Bethany hides from prying eyes, quietly biding her time until she can take a chance at a new life--away from Jamesport and away from God. Searching for a Home Silas Beiler was kicked out of his own family's home. Dogged by a rough childhood and a family who blames him for each new disaster, he begins hitchhiking across the country, sleeping in barns where he can, working for food when possible--headed for Pennsylvania, in the hope of some stability. A Memory of Lemonade When Bethany spies a man asleep in the hayloft, she first fears the return of an unwelcome suitor. But when it is Silas who turns and speaks, the memories flood back: a happy summer six years ago full of lemonade, long walks, and budding courtship. Now, however, those months of bliss seem naĂŻve and idyllic. Will their old love overcome new pain? Or will hurt and rejection continue to haunt their path?"-- Provided by publisher.


The illusionist's apprentice / by Kristy Cambron.

cover image"Harry Houdni's one-time apprentice holds fantastic secrets about the greatest illusionist in the world. But someone wants to claim them . . . or silence her before she can reveal them on her own"-- Provided by publisher.


Summer on Sunset Ridge : a novel by / Sharlene MacLaren.

cover image"As tensions between North and South simmer over slavery, Sheriff Clay Dalton's path collides with a plainspoken yet passionate young abolitionist named Rebecca Albright, and the two find themselves propelled on a journey to discover just who God has called them to be, soon realizing that each holds a key to the other's answer"-- Provided by publisher.


Purgatory road / Samuel Parker.

cover image"A couple finds themselves stranded in the Mojave Desert with dwindling hope of survival--until a mysterious man shows up. Will he help them or does he have more sinister plans?" -- Provided by publisher.


Written in love / Kathleen Fuller.

cover image"Jalon Chupp has a past he isn't proud to claim. He's worked hard to overcome his youthful mistakes, and he has recommitted himself to his faith. When he receives a sweet note included in a piece of misdirected mail, he can't help but write back. Soon, the letters he receives from Phoebe are the highlights of his days, and with a hopeful heart, he suggests they meet in person. Phoebe, too, looks forward to every single one of Jalon's letters. Living with her overbearing aunt, Phoebe doesn't have too much to look forward to. But when Jalon suggests they meet, she panics--although she has shared some of the deepest longings of her heart with him, she hasn't been entirely truthful about her past. But when Jalon shows up at her aunt's doorstep, everything is revealed. And she can only pray he'll forgive her for holding back the truth. In order to reach beyond the errors of their pasts, both Phoebe and Jalon must put their faith in something--or Someone--bigger than either of them could pen"-- Provided by publisher.


Shine like the dawn : a novel / Carrie Turansky.

cover image"Separated by an inconceivable tragedy, can faith and love reunite childhood friends and light the way to a bright future? In a quiet corner of northern Edwardian England, Margaret Lounsbury diligently works in her grandmother's millinery shop, making hats and caring for her young sister. Several years earlier, a terrible event reshaped their family, shattering an idyllic life and their future prospects. Maggie is resilient and will do what she must to protect her sister Violet. When Maggie's estranged childhood friend, Nathaniel, returns from his time in the Royal Navy and inherits his father's vast estate, Morningside Manor, he also assumes the duty of repaying an old debt to the Lounsbury family. Can Maggie let go of the resentment that keeps her from forgiving Nate-- and reconciling with God?"


Beyond justice / Cara Putman.

cover image"Hayden McCarthy is on track to become the youngest partner in her prestigious D.C. law firm. if the case she's just been handed doesn't destroy her first. Hayden McCarthy knows firsthand the pain when justice is not served. It's why she became an attorney and why she's so driven in her career. When she's handed a wrongful death case against the government, she isn't sure if it's the lucky break she needs to secure a partnership--or an attempt to make sure she never gets there. She keeps the case alive through sheer determination and more than a little creativity, but then she's fired by a partner with a vendetta. Further complicating matters, Hayden keeps finding herself completely distracted by Andrew, her roommate's cousin. But his father is a Congressman and she's currently taking on the government. Could the timing be any worse? The longer she keeps the case active, the higher the stakes become. Unknown enemies seem determined to see either the case--or her--die. Should she fight alone for the dead young man by launching her own unfinanced firm, or abandon the case in order to save her own life?"-- Provided by publisher.


Justice delayed / Patricia Bradley.

cover image"Eighteen years ago, TV crime reporter Andi Hollister's sister was murdered. The convicted killer sits behind bars, his execution date looming. But when a letter surfaces stating that the condemned didn't do the crime, Detective Will Kincaide of the Memphis Cold Case Unit will stop at nothing to help Andi get to the bottom of it. After all, this case is personal: the man who confesses to the crime is Will's cousin. Andi and Will must find the real killer before the wrong person is executed. But what can happen in only a week? Uncovering police corruption, running for your life, and, perhaps, falling in love? " -- Back cover.


Behind the scenes / Jen Turano.

cover image"Miss Permilia Griswold may have been given the opportunity of a debut into New York high society, but no one warned her she wasn't guaranteed to "take." After spending the last six years banished to the wallflower section of the ballroom, she's finally putting her status on the fringes of society to good use by penning anonymous society gossip columns under the pseudonym "Miss Quill." Mr. Asher Rutherford has managed to maintain his status as a reputable gentleman of society despite opening his own department store. While pretending it's simply a lark to fill his time, he has quite legitimate reasons for needing to make his store the most successful in the country. When Permilia overhears a threat against the estimable Mr. Rutherford, she's determined to find and warn the man. Disgruntled at a first meeting that goes quite poorly and results in Asher not believing her, she decides to take matters into her own hands, never realizing she'll end up at risk as well. As Asher and Permilia are forced to work together and spend time away from the spotlight of society, perhaps there's more going on behind the scenes than they ever could have anticipated..."--Amazon.com


The memory of you / Catherine West.

cover image"Thirteen years ago, Natalie lost a part of herself when her twin sister died. Will traveling back to the family winery finally put the memory to rest, or will it completely destroy her? When Natalie Mitchell learns her beloved grandfather has had a heart attack, she's forced to return to their family-owned winery in Sonoma, something she never intended to do. She's avoided her grandparents' sprawling home and all its memories since the summer her sister died--the awful summer Natalie's nightmares began. But the winery is failing, and Natalie's father wants her to shut it down. As the majority shareholder, she has the power to do so. And Natalie never says no to her father. Tanner Collins, the vintner on Maoilios, is trying to salvage a bad season and put the Mitchell family's winery back in business. When Natalie Mitchell shows up, Tanner sees his future about to be crushed. Natalie intends to close the gates, unless he can convince her otherwise. But the Natalie he remembers from childhood is long gone, and he's not so sure he likes the woman she's become. Still, the haunted look she wears hints at secrets he wants to unearth. He soon discovers that on the night her sister died, the real Natalie died too. And Tanner must do whatever it takes to resurrect her. But finding freedom from the past means facing it"-- Provided by publisher.


The hideaway / Lauren K. Denton.

cover image"When her grandmother's will wrenches Sara back home from New Orleans, she learns more about Margaret Van Buren in the wake of her death than she ever did in life. After her last remaining family member dies, Sara Jenkins goes home to The Hideaway, her grandmother Mags's ramshackle B&B in Sweet Bay, Alabama. She intends to quickly tie up loose ends then return to her busy life and thriving antique shop in New Orleans. Instead, she learns Mags has willed her The Hideaway and charged her with renovating it--no small task considering Mags's best friends, a motley crew of senior citizens, still live there. Rather than hurrying back to New Orleans, Sara stays in Sweet Bay and begins the biggest house-rehabbing project of her career. Amid Sheetrock dust, old memories, and a charming contractor, she discovers that slipping back into life at The Hideaway is easier than she expected. Then she discovers a box Mags left in the attic with clues to a life Sara never imagined for her grandmother. With help from Mags's friends, Sara begins to piece together the mysterious life of bravery, passion, and choices that changed Mags's destiny in both marvelous and devastating ways. When an opportunistic land developer threatens to seize The Hideaway, Sara is forced to make a choice--stay in Sweet Bay and fight for the house and the people she's grown to love or leave again and return to her successful but solitary life in New Orleans"-- Provided by publisher.


Redeeming grace : Ruth's story / Jill Eileen Smith.

cover imageWhen famine visits Bethlehem, Boaz holds out hope for rain while his relative Elimelech moves his wife Naomi and their sons to Moab. For a while, it appears the Lord is blessing Elimelech's family, and his sons marry two lovely Moabite women. But calamities strike, one after another, leaving Naomi alone in a foreign land with only her childless daughters-in-law for comfort. When news reaches Naomi that the famine in Bethlehem has lifted, only Ruth will hazard the journey to her mother-in-law's homeland. Destitute and downhearted, Naomi resigns herself to a life of bitter poverty, but Ruth holds out hope for a better future. And Boaz may be the one God has chosen to provide it.


The long way home / Lauraine Snelling.

cover imageThe climax to this Civil War series brings the Highwood family to places of peace and rest after separate journeys of faith, including a return to the home one thought she'd never see again.


Sisters of the Confederacy / Lauraine Snelling.

cover imageWhen Jesselynn Highwood discovers that her destination in Missouri has been ravaged, she sets out on the Oregon Trail, while her "sister Louisa has taken on the daunting task of smuggling desperately needed supplies for the hospital in Richmond."--Cover.


Peace in the valley : a novel / Ruth Logan Herne.

cover image"In spite of past differences, Trey Walker Stafford would never forget how his uncle, a cowboy and rancher, adopted him and made him part of the family. He'd left the Double S Ranch to pursue music against Sam's wishes and returns discouraged about life and love after tragically losing his wife. Trey feels that he's living a lie, singing of love and happily-ever-afters while dealing with an emptiness within. Will sacrificing part of himself to help Sam fill the void? Or could it come from befriending the single mother who needs help with her farm? Can Trey find the "Peace in the Valley" he's sought for so long?"-- Provided by publisher.


Wings of the wind / Connilyn Cossette.

cover imageCossette Consistently Brings the Old Testament to Life in an Engrossing, Fresh New Way Alanah, a Canaanite, is no stranger to fighting and survival. When her family is killed in battle with the Hebrews, she disguises herself and sneaks onto the battlefield to avenge her family. The one thing she never counted on was surviving. Tobiah, a Hebrew warrior, is shocked to find an unconscious, wounded woman among the Canaanite casualties. Compelled to bring her to a Hebrew healer back at their camp, he is soon confronted with a truth he can't ignore: the only way to protect this enemy is to marry her. Unused to being weak and vulnerable, Alanah submits to the marriage--for now. As she comes to know and respect Tobiah and his people, however, she begins to second-guess her plans of escape. But when her past has painfully unanticipated consequences, the tentative peace she's found with Tobiah, the Hebrews, and Yahweh is shaken to the core. Can Alanah's fierce heart and strength withstand the ensuing threats to her life and all she's come to love?


Daughter of Twin Oaks / Lauraine Snelling.

cover imageThis is the story of a young woman's brave attempt to save her family's legacy during the Civil War.


Beloved hope / Tracie Peterson.

cover imageHope Flanagan survived the massacre at the Whitman Mission, but at terrible personal cost. Safe now in Oregon City, she lives with her sisters, Grace and Mercy, and Grace's new husband, Alex. As she spends her days tending their flock of sheep, Hope's mind and soul are slowly healing. Yet, though she was once surrounded by suitors, she has no interest in giving her heart again after the man she loved died in her arms. Hope's precarious new peace is shattered when those responsible for the massacre are captured and put on trial. She is asked to testify against them, but she's not sure she can bear to relive the events of those horrific days. As Hope struggles to free herself from the pain of her past, Lance Kenner, an Army lieutenant, brings an unexpected ray of light into her life. But what will Lance think of her if he learns the truth behind her anguish? And what secrets lie in his past?


Beneath Copper Falls / Colleen Coble.

cover image"As a 911 dispatcher, Dana Newell takes pride in being calm in tough circumstances. In addition to her emotionally-charged career, she's faced enough emergencies in her own life. She recently escaped her abusive fiancé to move to tranquil Rock Harbor where she hopes life will be more peaceful. But the idyllic town hides more danger and secrets than it first appeared. Dana is continually drawn to her new friend Boone, who has scars inside and out. Then she answers a call at her job only to hear a friend's desperate screams on the other end. Soon, the pain in her past collides with the mysteries of her new home - and threatens to keep her from the future she's always wanted." - Provided by publisher.


To be where you are / Jan Karon.

cover imageFather Tim Kavanagh struggles to find meaning in retirement, while newlyweds Dooley and Lace face a crisis that drains their bank account, and four-year-old Jack Tyler looks forward to the biggest day of his young life.


When tides turn / Sarah Sundin.

cover image"When fun-loving glamour girl Quintessa Beaumont learns the Navy has established the WAVES program for women, she enlists, determined to throw off her frivolous ways and contribute to the war effort. No-nonsense and hoping to make admiral, Lt. Dan Avery has been using his skills to fight German U-boats. The last thing he wants to see on his radar is a girl like Tess. For her part, Tess works hard to prove her worth in the Anti-Submarine Warfare Unit in Boston--both to her commanding officers and to the man with whom she is smitten. When Dan is assigned to a new escort carrier at the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic, he's torn between his lifelong career goals and his desire to help Tess root out a possible spy on shore. The Germans put up quite a fight, but he wages a deeper battle within his heart. Could Tess be the one for him?"--Amazon.com


The homestead / Linda Byler.

cover imageFifteen-year-old Hannah and her family move from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to North Dakota, where they face harsh realities far from any Amish communities, forcing her to work on a cattle ranch, where she meets a charismatic English boy named Clay Jenkins.


Amish cooking class : The seekers / Wanda E. Brunstetter.

cover image"Married for eight years with no children to help fill her days, Heidi Troyer cooks up the idea of teaching classes in the art of Amish cuisine in her Holmes County, Ohio, home. But it is a recipe for drama when five very different men and women answer the advertisement. Charlene Higgins is engaged, but to the despair of her fiancé's family, she can't cook. Kendra Perkins, a teen estranged from her family, is facing an unwanted pregnancy alone. Loretta Donnelly, widowed with two children, would like to simplify her life. Ron Hensley, a Vietnam Vet, parks his RV on the Troyer farm. And Eli Miller, an Amish widower, needs to learn how to cook for himself. Class members share details of their disappointing lives, work to solve a mystery, and stir some romance into the pot. Suddenly cooking classes at Heidi's house become life lessons...and their souls are healed one meal at a time."--Page [4] cover.


Fiction

Poison / Galt Niederhoffer.

cover image"Cass and Ryan Connor have achieved family nirvana. With three kids between them, a cat and a yard, a home they built and feathered, they seem to have the Modern Family dream. Their family, including Cass' two children from previous relationships, has recently moved to Seattle--a new start for their new lives. Cass and Ryan have stable, successful careers, and they are happy. But trouble begins almost imperceptibly. First with small omissions and white lies that happen daily in any marital bedroom. They seem insignificant, but they are quickly followed by a series of denials and feints that mushroom and then cyclone in menace. With life-or-death stakes and irreversible consequences, Poison is a chilling and irresistible reminder that the closest bond designed to protect and provide for each other and for children can change in a minute"-- Provided by publisher.


The handyman / Bentley Little.

cover image"Daniel Martin has never forgotten his childhood encounters with Frank Watkins, the man who built his family a summer home out of cardboard and plywood. Frank's gaze was oddly confusing, as if he was attempting to discern the proper way to behave because he didn't know how to respond in a human manner. Since Frank obviously wasn't an alien, young Daniel thought maybe the man was crazy. In the end, Daniel would learn the terrifying truth about Frank Watkins. And as an adult, Daniel is about to discover there are more of THEM out there..."--Amazon.


A hundred small lessons : a novel / Ashley Hay.

cover image"From the author of the highly acclaimed The Railwayman's Wife, called a "literary and literate gem" by Psychology Today, comes an emotionally resonant and profound new novel of two families, interconnected through the house that bears witness to their lives. When Elsie Gormley leaves the Brisbane house in which she has lived for more than sixty years, Lucy Kiss and her family move in, eager to establish their new life. As they settle in, Lucy and her husband Ben struggle to navigate their transformation from adventurous lovers to new parents, taking comfort in memories of their vibrant past as they begin to unearth who their future selves might be. But the house has secrets of its own, and the rooms seem to share recollections of Elsie's life with Lucy. In her nearby nursing home, Elsie traces the span of her life--the moments she can't bear to let go and the places to which she dreams of returning. Her beloved former house is at the heart of her memories of marriage, motherhood, love, and death, and the boundary between present and past becomes increasingly porous for both her and Lucy. Over the course of one hot Brisbane summer, two families' stories intersect in sudden and unexpected ways. Through the richly intertwined narratives of two ordinary, extraordinary women, Ashley Hay uses her "lyrical prose, poetic dialogue, and stunning imagery" (RT magazine) to weave an intricate, bighearted story of what it is to be human"-- Provided by publisher.


Hunter killer : the war with China--the battle for the Central Pacific / David Poyer.

cover image"The United States stands nearly alone in its determination to fight, rather than give into the expansionist demands of the aggressive new "People's Empire." The naval and air forces of the Associated Powers - China, Pakistan, Iran, and North Korea - have used advanced technology and tactical nuclear weapons to devastate America's fleet in the Pacific, while its massive army forced humiliating surrenders on Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, and other crucial allies..."-- From the publisher.


The price of silence : an Anthony Brooke espionage thriller / Dolores Gordon-Smith.

cover image1915: Milly is a penniless five-year-old girl, in an orphanage in occupied Europe - with a price on her head of two thousand pounds. Why? Why is Milly worth a couple of thousand dollars to anyone? All Dr. Anthony Brooke, British secret agent, knows is that Milly is wanted by a ruthless enemy. To rescue her, Anthony must go into occupied Belgium, face deadly German guards and trick his way into a convent. But, even if he can save her, what possible use could an orphan child be to a violent gang?


This book is not for you / Daniel A. Hoyt.

cover imageUtilizing an innovative mashup of genres, including pulp fiction, dark comedy, and metafiction, This Book Is Not for You charts the actions of nineteen-year-old Neptune, a misfit and punk haunted by the death of his parents. Having fallen in with an anarchist group determined to blow up a university building, he steals the dynamite instead, igniting an entirely different brand of trouble: the murder of his mentor; a three-way manhunt; and the mystery of the Ghost Machine, a walkman that replays snippets from his own twisted past. Told in a nonstop chain of Chapter Ones, Daniel A. Hoyt's debut novel explores the clash between chaos and calm, the instinct for self-destruction and the longing for redemption.


The time of mute swans : a novel / Ece Temelkuran ; translated from the Turkish by Kenneth Dakan.

cover imageThis timely, bestselling novel about a military coup in Turkey told through the eyes of two children. It's the summer of 1980. Two children, one from a family living in misery and one well-off, form an alliance amid the turmoil. Through their senses, the cityscape unfolds its wonders, its rich smells and colours, as they try to make sense of the events swirling around them.


Improvement : a novel / Joan Silber.

cover image"One of our most gifted writers of fiction returns with a bold and piercing novel about a young single mother living in Harlem, her eccentric aunt, and the decisions they make that have unexpected implications for the world around them. Reyna knows her relationship with Boyd isn't perfect, yet she sees him through a three-month stint at Riker's Island, their bond growing tighter. Kiki, now settled in the East Village after a youth that took her to Turkey and other far- off places--and loves--around the world, admires her niece's spirit but worries that motherhood to four-year-old Oliver might complicate a difficult situation. Little does she know that Boyd is pulling Reyna into a smuggling scheme, across state lines, violating his probation. When Reyna takes a step back, her small act of resistance sets into motion a tapestry of events that affect the lives of loved ones and strangers around them. A novel that examines conviction, connection, repayment, and the possibility of generosity in the face of loss, Improvement is as intricately woven together as Kiki's beloved Turkish rugs, as colorful as the tattoos decorating Reyna's body, with narrative twists and turns as surprising and unexpected as the lives all around us. The Boston Globe said "No other writer can make a few small decisions ripple across the globe, and across time, with more subtlety and power," and Improvement is Silber's most shining achievement"-- Provided by publisher.


Crime and punishment / Fyodor Dostoevsky ; a new translation by Michael R. Katz.

cover imagePublished to great acclaim and fierce controversy in 1866, Fyodor Dostoevskys Crime and Punishment has left an indelible mark on global literature and our modern world, and is still known worldwide as the quintessential Russian novel. Readers of all backgrounds have debated its historical, cultural, and spiritual dimensions, probing the moral and ethical dilemmas that Dostoevsky so brilliantly stages throughout his narrative. Yet, at its heart, this masterpiece of literary realism is ultimately an immersive tale of passion and redemptionindeed, "the best of all murder stories" (Harold Bloom), "most perfect in pacing and structure. There is no more gripping novel in the world" (Michael Dirda). Now, acclaimed translator Michael R. Katz breathes fresh life into this ageless classic in a sparkling new translation, with novel insights into the linguistic richness, subtle tones, and cunning humor of Dostoevskys magnum opus. Embracing the complex linguistic blend inherent in modern literary Russian that has provided an exceptionally fertile source of images and diction for Russian writers since the time of Pushkin, Katz recaptures the richness of tone and register of the novels most poignant and significant passages. Sensitive to this linguistic mosaic, Katz ably recreates the feeling of the original Russian for the English reader, allowing the text to evoke the same stirring emotional responses as the author intended. With its searing and unique portrayal of the labyrinthine universe of nineteenth-century Russia, this masterful rendering of Crime and Punishment will be the translation of choice for years to come.


The temptation to be happy / Lorenzo Marone ; translated by Shaun Whiteside.

cover imageCesare is 77 years old, a widower and cynical troublemaker, a man who has always had trouble caring for others and has given up trying. Aside from an intermittent fling with a mature nurse called Rossana, who moonlights as a sex worker, he prefers to live his own life, avoiding contact with his neighbors and even his own children wherever possible. Until one day, the enigmatic Emma moves into the neighboring flat. Emma is ​​married to a strange and sinister man. A man that seems so different from Emma. As Cesare investigates, and starts to uncover the truth of their relationship, he begins to rediscover an appetite for life, and soon he finds himself risking everything for a future he had never thought possible.


A tangled mercy : a novel / Joy Jordan-Lake.

cover image"Told in alternating tales at once haunting and redemptive, A Tangled Mercy is a quintessentially American epic rooted in heartbreaking true events examining the harrowing depths of human brutality and betrayal, and our enduring hope for freedom and forgiveness." -- (Source of summary not specified)


The lighthouse ghost of Yaquina Bay / Alexandra Mason.

"Alexandra Mason is an Oregon writer inspired by the landscape, history, and literature of her state. By profession a Shakespeare scholar, she is also author of two volumes of poetry, "Poems Along the Way," and "Lost and Found."


The Afrika Reich : a novel / Guy Saville.

cover imageIn an alternate world where a victorious Nazi Germany has enslaved the native populations of Africa, former assassin Burton Cole struggles to stop a threat against Britain's surviving colonies from a messianic racist with ties to a brutal plot.


Spy of the first person / Sam Shepard.

cover image"In searing, beautiful prose, Sam Shepard's extraordinary narrative leaps off the page with its immediacy and power. It tells in a brilliant braid of voices the story of an unnamed narrator who traces, before our rapt eyes, his memories of work, adventure, and travel as he undergoes medical tests and treatments for a condition that is rendering him more and more dependent on the loved ones who are caring for him. The narrator's memories and preoccupations often echo those of our current moment--for here are stories of immigration and community, inclusion and exclusion, suspicion and trust. But at the book's core, and his, is family--his relationships with those he loved, and with the natural world around him. Vivid, haunting, and deeply moving, Spy of the First Person takes us from the sculpted gardens of a renowned clinic in Arizona to the blue waters surrounding Alcatraz, from a New Mexico border town to a condemned building on New York City's Avenue C. It is an unflinching expression of the vulnerabilities that make us human--and an unbound celebration of family and life."-- Amazon.com.


Fever tree / Tim Applegate.

cover image"When a handsome and mysterious stranger arrives in Crooked River, the town is consumed by rumors. Although a deeply private young man, Dieter befriends everyone from deckhands to shopkeepers. On the rebound from a disastrous relationship, the charming but hesitant Maggie Paterson falls in love. Teddy Mink, the town's notorious, paranoid drug lord, convinced that Dieter's a narc, formulates a plan to silence him. Maggie's recently estranged ex, who moonlights as a drug runner for Teddy, jealously agrees that Dieter must be handled--no matter the cost." -- Provided by publisher.


The brothers of Gwynedd : the legend of the first true prince of Wales / Edith Pargeter.

cover imageLlewelyn, prince of Gwynedd, dreams of a Wales united against the English, but first he must combat enemies nearer home. Llewelyn and his brothers-Owen Goch, Rhodri, and David-vie for power among themselves and with the English king, Henry III. Despite the support of his beloved wife, Eleanor, Llewelyn finds himself trapped in a situation where the only solution could be his very downfall.


The war bride's scrapbook : a novel in pictures / Caroline Preston.

cover imageA World War II love story, narrated through a new bride's dazzling array of vintage postcards, newspaper clippings, photographs, and more


Wars of the Roses : Ravenspur : rise of the Tudors / Conn Iggulden.

cover imageEngland, 1470. A divided kingdom cannot stand. King Edward of York has been driven out of England. Queen Elizabeth and her children tremble in sanctuary at Westminster Abbey. The House of Lancaster has won the crown, but York will not go quietly. Desperate to reclaim his throne, Edward lands at Ravenspur with a half-drowned army and his brother Richard at his side. Every hand is against them, every city gate is shut, yet the brothers York go on the attack. But neither sees that their true enemy is Henry Tudor, now grown into a man. As the Red Dragon--"the man of destiny"--his claim to the throne leads to Bosworth Field and a battle that will bring an end to the Wars of the Roses.


Wonder Valley / Ivy Pochoda.

cover image"From the acclaimed author of Visitation Street, a visionary portrait of contemporary Los Angeles in all its facets, from the Mojave Desert to the Pacific, from the 110 to Skid Row. When a teenage boy runs away from his father's mysterious commune, he sets in motion a domino effect that will connect six people all desperate for hope and love, scattered across the sun-bleached canvas of Los Angeles. There's Ren, just out of juvie, who travels to L.A. in search of his mother. Owen and James are teenage twins who live in a desert commune, where their father, a self-proclaimed healer, holds a powerful sway over his disciples. There's Britt, who shows up at the commune harboring a dark secret. Tony is a bored and unhappy lawyer on his way to work, jolted out of his malaise by a naked runner sprinting through a traffic jam on the 110. And Blake, a drifter hiding in the desert, is doing his best to fight off his most violent instincts. Their lives will intertwine and come crashing together in a shocking way that could happen only in this enchanting, dangerous city. Wonder Valley is a swirling mix of angst, violence, heartache, and yearning--a masterpiece by a writer on the rise."--Dust jacket flap.


Mother of all pigs : a novel / Malu Halasa.

cover imageHussein Saban, the only pig butcher in his small Jordanian town, lives with three generations of women. Regrets, dreams, and clandestine pasts in love, politics, and even espionage threaten the order in the household as generations clash. When a long-lost soldier from Hussein's military past arrives, the Sabas family must decide whether to protect or expose him, bringing long-simmering rivalries and injustices to the surface.


Little broken things : a novel / Nicole Baart.

cover image"When Quinn Cruz receives a cryptic text message from her older sister, Nora, she doesn't think much of it. They haven't seen each other in nearly a year, and their relationship consists mostly of infrequent phone calls and the occasional e-mail. But when a haunted-looking Nora shows up just hours later, a chain reaction is set into motion that will change both of their lives forever. It's a matter of life and death, of family and freedom, and the lengths a woman will go to protect the ones she loves"--Page 4 of cover.


The old world and other stories / Cary Fagan.

cover image"Stirred by a series of found photographs, critically acclaimed author Cary Fagan brilliantly imagines the lost stories behind them."-- Provided by publisher.


Strangers in Budapest / a novel by Jessica Keener.

cover image"A few months after moving to Budapest, a young American couple become enmeshed in an old man's plan to seek vengeance for his daughter's murder"-- Provided by publisher.


Lady Jayne disappears / Joanna Davidson Politano.

cover imageWhen Aurelie Harcourt's father dies in debtor's prison, he leaves her just two things: his wealthy family, whom she has never met, and his famous pen name, Nathaniel Droll. Her new family greets her with apathy and even resentment. Only the quiet houseguest, Silas Rotherham, welcomes her company. When Aurelie decides to complete her father's unfinished serial novel, writing the family into the story as unflattering characters, she must keep her identity as Nathaniel Droll hidden while searching for the truth about her mother's disappearance--and perhaps even her father's death. Author Joanna Davidson Politano's stunning debut set in Victorian England will delight readers with its highly original plot, lush setting, vibrant characters, and reluctant romance.


The library at the edge of the world : a novel / Felicity Hayes-McCoy.

cover image"As she drives her mobile library van between villages of Ireland's West Coast, Hanna Casey tries not to think about a lot of things. Like the sophisticated lifestyle she abandoned after finding her English barrister husband in bed with another woman. Or that she's back in Lissbeg, the rural Irish town she walked away from in her teens, living in the back bedroom of her overbearing mother's retirement bungalow. Or, worse yet, her nagging fear that, as the local librarian and a prominent figure in the community, her failed marriage and ignominious return have made her a focus of gossip. With her teenage daughter, Jazz, off traveling the world and her relationship with her own mother growing increasingly tense, Hanna is determined to reclaim her independence by restoring a derelict cottage left to her by her great-aunt."--Page 4 of cover.


The savage / Frank Bill.

cover image"A sequel to Bill's novel Donnybrook, The Savage is a hero's journey in a dystopian, violent, and chaotic American Midwest"-- Provided by publisher.


The man in the crooked hat / Harry Dolan.

cover image"A new master mystery writer emerges."-- Forbes Magazine One cryptic clue leads a desperate man into a labyrinthine puzzle of murder in the electrifying new novel from national bestselling author Harry Dolan. There's a killer, and he wears a crooked hat. Private investigator Jack Pellum has spent two years searching for the man who he believes murdered his wife--a man he last saw wearing a peacoat and a fedora. Months of posting fliers and combing through crime records yield no leads. Then a local writer commits suicide, and he leaves a bewildering message that may be the first breadcrumb in a winding trail of unsolved murders . . . Michael Underhill is a philosophical man preoccupied by what-ifs and could-have-beens, but his life is finally coming together. He has a sweet and beautiful girlfriend, and together they're building their future home. Nothing will go wrong, not if Underhill has anything to say about it. The problem is, Underhill has a dark and secret past, and it's coming back to haunt him. These two men are inexorably drawn together in a mystery where there is far more than meets the eye, and nothing can be taken for granted. Filled with devious reversals and razor-sharp tension, The Man in the Crooked Hat is a masterwork from "one of America's best new crime writers" ( Lansing State Journal ).


The Ruined House : A Novel / Ruby Namdar ; translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin.

cover imageAndrew P. Cohen, a successful NYU professor of comparative culture, is suddenly plagued with strange and inexplicable visions of an ancient religious ritual. As his superficially perfect world begins to unravel, he is forced to question his beliefs. Interspersed throughout the novel are pages from an ancient (pseudo)Talmudic text, harking back to the golden age of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Hidden in this frenzied, semi-opaque other narrative lies the mysterious key to understanding the drama of Andrew's life.


Moon hunt / W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear.

cover image"What happens when your god goes missing? The lord god of Cahokia has been spirited away to the Underworld and the empire teeters on the brink of disaster as clans fight for control. Night Shadow Star, the god's human sister, and Fire Cat, her warrior bodyguard, are the only two people who can bring him back. They descend into the Sacred Cave where monsters dwell, willing to sacrifice themselves to save their kingdom. What they find makes them question if that sacrifice is worth it"-- from Amazon.com


Paul takes the form of a mortal girl : a novel / Andrea Lawlor.

cover imageIt's 1993 and Paul Polydoris tends bar at the only gay club in a university town thrumming with politics and partying. He studies queer theory, has a dyke best friend, makes zines, and is a flĂąneur with a rich dating life. But Paul's also got a secret: he's a shapeshifter. Oscillating wildly from Riot Grrrl to leather cub, Women's Studies major to trade, Paul transforms his body at will in a series of adventures that take him from Iowa City to Boystown to Provincetown and finally to San Francisco'a journey through the deep queer archives of struggle and pleasure. Andrea Lawlor's debut novel offers a speculative history of early 1990s identity politics during the heyday of ACT UP and Queer Nation. Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl is a riotous, razor-sharp bildungsroman whose hero/ine wends his way through a world gutted by loss, pulsing with music, and opening into an array of intimacy and connections.


On starlit seas / Sara Sheridan.

cover imageBrazil and London 1824. Charged with a mission by the Empress of Brazil, celebrated writer and the toast of Georgian London, Maria Graham sets off for England with the Brazilian civil war at its height. Newly widowed and a woman travelling alone, the stakes are high and when she accepts roguish smuggler Captain James Henderson's offer of passage on his ship, she gets more than she bargains for. Henderson is on a journey of his own, back to his childhood home in Covent Garden. On board Maria discovers both a dangerous secret concealed in a chocolate bar and an irresistible attraction to the mysterious captain. But falling in love with a smuggler is almost unthinkable for a woman of Maria's social standing. Though Henderson tries his utmost to abandon his life of crime and forge a new identity as a London gentleman, he is caught in a dangerous tangle with a deadly aristocratic smuggling ring. The only chance he has to save himself and prove worthy of Maria is to unmask the gang and break free from their clutches, but will it be enough? On Starlit Seas is a breathless tale of adventure, love and chocolate set at the height of the British Empire.


The quantum spy : a thriller / David Ignatius.

cover imageA hyper-fast quantum computer is the digital equivalent of a nuclear bomb: whoever possesses one will be able to shred any encryption in existence, effectively owning the digital world. The question is: Who will build it first, the United States or China? The latest of David Ignatius's timely, sharp-eyed espionage novels follows CIA agent Harris Chang into a quantum research lab compromised by a suspected Chinese informant. The breach provokes a mole hunt that is obsessive, destructive, and--above all--uncertain: Do the leaks expose real secrets, or are they false trails meant to deceive the Chinese? Chang soon finds that there is a thin line between loyalty and betrayal, as the investigation leads him down a rabbit hole as dangerous as it is deep. Grounded in the real-world global charge toward technological dominance, The Quantum Spy presents a sophisticated game of cat-and-mouse wired to an exhilarating cyber thriller.


Deadbomb Bingo Ray / Jeff Johnson.

cover image"Crime. Vengeance. Love. Physics. The infamous Deadbomb Bingo Ray is a high level fixer in the City of Brotherly Love. He's the man you call when you've crossed the line into hopeless and there's no way back to anywhere. Three years have passed since Ray burned a hedge fund manager on behalf of a pool of retirees, and now the money man is back for revenge. While Ray unravels the plot and orchestrates some payback of his own, he unwittingly steps into the ultimate high stakes game. Falling in love with the beautiful physicist trapped at the edge of the burn was just bad timing. When the fuse is finally lit, getting killed isn't high on the list of the worst that could happen in this dark and stylish noir"-- Provided by publisher.


Catalina / Liska Jacobs.

cover image"A novel about a young woman who loses her job and her boyfriend and spirals down a dark path of self-destruction that threatens to harm anyone close to her."-- Provided by publisher.


Fragments of the lost / Megan Miranda.

cover imageEven though she thinks Caleb's mom blames her for his accidental death two months ago, Jessa agrees to pack up her ex-boyfriend's bedroom, but every item she touches makes Jessa question what she knows about his death, his family, and their year-long relationship.


Everyone is watching / Megan Bradbury.

cover imageNew York: A city that inspires. A city that draws people in. A city where everyone is watching, waiting to see what will happen next. 1967. Robert Mapplethorpe knows he is an artist. From his childhood home in Queens he yearns for the heat and excitement of the city, the press of other people's bodies. He wants to be watched, he wants to be known. 1891. Walt Whitman has already found fame, and has settled into his own sort of old age. Still childlike, still passionate, he travels with his friend and biographer Bucke to the city he has always adored, the scene of his greatest triumphs and rejections. 1922. Robert Moses is a man with a vision. Standing on the edge of Long Island he knows what it could become. Walking down a street in Brooklyn he sees its future. He is the man who will build modern New York. 2013. Edmund White is back in New York. It's the city of his youth, of his life and loves. He remembers days of lazy pleasure, nights of ecstasy and euphoria. But years have gone by since then. Everyone is Watching is a novel about the men and women who have defined New York. Through the lives and perspectives of these great creators, artists and thinkers, and through other iconic works of art that capture its essence, New York itself solidifies. Complex, rich, sordid, tantalizing, it is constantly changing and evolving. Both intimate and epic in its sweep, this novel is a love letter to New York and its people - past, present and future.


Ricochet river / Robin Cody.

cover imageChange comes slowly to the small logging community of Calamus Grove.


The Iliac crest / Cristina Rivera Garza ; translated from the Spanish by Sarah Booker ; afterword by Elena Poniatowska.

cover image"On a dark and stormy night, two mysterious women invade an unnamed narrator's house, where they proceed to ruthlessly question their host's gender and identity. The increasingly frantic protagonist fails to defend his supposed masculinity and eventually finds himself in a sanatorium. A Gothic tale of destabilized male-female binaries and subverted literary tropes, this is the book's first English publication."-- Provided by publisher.


Alone on the Shield : a novel / Kirk Landers.

cover image"I hope you get drafted, I hope you go to Vietnam, I hope you get shot, and I hope you die there. Those words, spoken in the anger of youth, marked the end of the torrid 1960s college romance of Annette DuBose and Gabe Pender. She would marry a fellow antiwar activist and end up immigrating to Canada. He would fight in Vietnam and come home to build an American dream kind of life--a great career, a trophy wife, and a life of wealth and privilege. Forty years later, they have reconnected and discovered a shared passion: solo canoeing in Ontario's raw Quetico wilderness. They decide to meet again to get caught up on old times, but not in a restaurant or coffee shop--they agree to meet on an island deep in the Quetico wilds. Though they try to control their expectations for the rendezvous, they both approach the island with a growing realization of the emotional void in their lives and wonder how different everything might have been if they had spent their lives together. They must overcome challenges just to reach the island, then encounter the greatest challenges of all--each other, and a weather event for the ages. Alone on the Shield is a story about the Vietnam War and the things that connect us. It is the story of aging Baby Boomers, of the rare kinds of people who paddle alone into the wilderness, and of the kind of adventure that comes only to the bold and the brave"-- Provided by publisher.


Faith Fox / Jane Gardam.

cover imageThe story of a motherless girl named Faith and her family and close friends, all of whom are determined to see her live a happy life. Faith's mother died in childbirth; her overworked father cannot raise his child alone; and her unconventional grandmother refuses to acknowledge the child whose birth took away the daughter she loved. And so a motley crew of family and friends converges to see that Faith is brought up correctly. The concerned parties include Faith's uncle, who runs a commune in northern England; the Tibetan refugees who have moved in with him; and the splendidly bickering paternal grandparents. What ensues is a brilliant comedy of manners set equally amidst high society and low.


The mistletoe bride & other haunting tales / Kate Mosse ; illustrated by Rohan Daniel Eason.

cover imageA wonderfully atmospheric collection of stories from one of our most captivating writers, inspired by ghost stories, traditional folk tales and country legends from England and France. These tales are richly populated by spirits and ghosts seeking revenge; by grief-stricken women and haunted men coming to terms with their destiny - all rooted deep in the elemental landscapes of Sussex, Brittany and the Languedoc.


Barn blind : a novel / Jane Smiley.

cover imageKate Karlson's efficient world and her lifelong ambition to train an Olympic equestrian champion are jeopardized when her four teenaged children develop problems, her husband reverts to adolescent love talk, and a fateful horse-show accident threatens her family's security.


Mr. Dickens and his carol / Samantha Silva.

cover image"Charles Dickens is not feeling the Christmas spirit. His newest book is an utter flop, the critics have turned against him, relatives near and far hound him for money. While his wife plans a lavish holiday party for their ever-expanding family and circle of friends, Dickens has visions of the poor house. But when his publishers try to blackmail him into writing a Christmas book to save them all from financial ruin, he refuses ... On one of his long night walks, in a once-beloved square, he meets the mysterious Eleanor Lovejoy, who might be just the muse he needs"-- Amazon.com.


A very French Christmas : the greatest French holiday stories of all time.

cover imageThis collection brings together the best French Christmas stories of all time. Features classics by Guy de Maupassant and Alphonse Daudet, plus stories by the esteemed twentieth-century author IrĂšne NĂ©mirovsky and contemporary writers Dominique Fabre and Jean-Philippe Blondel. With a holiday spirit conveyed through sparkling Paris streets, opulent feasts, wandering orphans, kindly monks, homesick soldiers, oysters, crayfish, ham, bonbons, flickering desire, and more than a little wine, this collection encapsulates the holiday spirit. This is Christmas a la francaise-delicious, intense and unexpected, proving that nobody does Christmas like the French.


The extraditionist / Todd Merer.

cover imageWhen the world's most notorious cartel bosses get arrested, they call Benn Bluestone. A drug lawyer sharp enough to exploit loopholes in the system, Bluestone loves the money, the women, the action that come with his career - but working between the lines of justice and crime has taken its toll, and he desperately wants out. He's convinced himself that only an insanely rich client can guarantee him a lavish retirement. When the New Year begins with three promising cases, Bluestone thinks he's hit pay dirt. But then the cases link dangerously together - and to his own past. Does the mysterious drug kingpin Sombra hold the key to Bluestone's ambitions? Or does the key open a door that could bring the entire federal justice system to a screeching halt and net Bluestone a life in jail without parole? -- amazon.com


Time's betrayal / David Adams Cleveland.

cover image"Time's Betrayal is an epic multigenerational family saga covering the years from the battle of Antietam to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Touching on elements in John le Carré's A Perfect Spy and John Knowles's A Separate Peace, the novel chronicles a son s search for a larger-than-life father, a CIA agent who disappeared in the early fifties, leaving behind a distraught wife and lovers, not to mention a Pandora's box of devastating secrets and unanswered questions that baffled all who investigated his fate--a fate as beguiling as it is mysterious. This is also a story about the crumbling edifice of the eastern Establishment after World War II and in Vietnam-era America. A poignant coming-of-age tale, it is related though the eyes of Peter Alden, whose school days are shattered when he overhears a conversation about his father from two CIA colleagues: how John Alden, a world-famous archaeologist turned OSS and CIA officer, who vanished through Checkpoint Charlie, may have been a traitor. Opening in New England during the late 1960s and set amid the idyllic Berkshire summer homes of the Alden and Williams clans, founders of the prestigious powerhouse school Winsted, incubator of famous statesmen and CIA operatives, Time s Betrayal takes the reader on a far-flung journey from the abolitionist Civil War era to Nazi-occupied Greece and to London during the Blitz, to the darkest days of the Cold War and Vietnam, to Prague during the Velvet Revolution, and timeless Venice. More than just an insider s chronicle of America s postwar ascendency and ensuing decline and the betrayals of love and principle that come in the wake of blind ambition--Time's Betrayal portrays the agonized compromises to America's founding ideals as glimpsed through the privileged lives of the country's best and brightest. Tapping into spy thriller territory, and the KGB penetration of American secrets by Kim Philby and the Cambridge Five, the narrative unfolds through a series of engrossing, if agonizing, love stories that cross the boundaries of generations in ways both profoundly unsettling and deeply moving. Although Time's Betrayal is a literate genre-bender and suspenseful page-turner full of twists and turns, the novel is really about how family history shapes who we are and how memory -- the river of Time-- guides our joint destinies, testing our most cherished hopes, shaping who we are and what we believe, and teaching us that the essential truths of our humanity--freedom, justice, love, and honor--must be reclaimed in every generation." -- Dust jacket.


Start without me : a novel / Joshua Max Feldman.

cover image"The author of the critically acclaimed The Book of Jonah explores questions of love and choice, disappointment and hope in the lives of two strangers who meet by chance in this mesmerizing tale that unfolds over one Thanksgiving Day. Adam is a former musician and recovering alcoholic who is home for Thanksgiving for the first time in many years. Surrounded by his parents and siblings, nieces and nephews--all who have seen him at his worst--he can't shake the feeling that no matter how hard he tries, he'll always be the one who can't get it right. Marissa is a flight attendant whose marriage is strained by simmering tensions over race, class, and ambition. Heading to her in-laws for their picture-perfect holiday family dinner, her anxiety is intensified by the knowledge she is pregnant from an impulsive one-night-stand. In an airport restaurant on Thanksgiving morning, Adam and Marissa meet. Over the course of this day fraught with emotion and expectation, these two strangers will form an unlikely bond as they reckon with their family ties, their pasts, and the choices that will determine their way forward. Joshua Max Feldman focuses his knowing eye on one of the last bastions of classical American idealism, the Thanksgiving family gathering, as he explores our struggles to know--and to be--our best selves. Hilarious and heartrending, Start Without Me is a thoughtful and entertaining page-turner that will leave its indelible mark on your heart"-- Provided by publisher.


A darker sea : Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812 / James L. Haley.

cover imageChronicles the period leading up to the War of 1812 from the perspective of brig commander Bliven Putnam, who disrupts British merchant shipping before an encounter with an old nemesis leads to a reunion.



Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery : a novel / Jenny Colgan.

cover imageIn the Cornish coastal village of Mount Polbearne, the Christmas season has arrived. But holiday bliss soon gives way to panic when a storm cuts the village off from the mainland. Now it will take all of the villagers to work together in order to ensure everyone has a happy holiday.


The gift / Shelley Shepard Gray.

cover imageThe Schwartz family is happy to be spending Christmas on their new farm in Hart County. But when Susanna Schwartz hears gunshots that causes her buggy to overturn, and then her little sister falls through a wooden bridge into the icy creek, it becomes clear from these dangerous "accidents" that someone wants them gone. Neil Vance has been heartbroken ever since his parents lost their family farm. He knows it's not the Schwartz family's fault, but he can't help but be resentful. Until he meets Susanna. She is kind-hearted and bold, and Neil can't stop thinking about her pretty green eyes. Neil thinks the accidents are just that, but Susanna's father is convinced the Vance family is responsible. Susanna refuses to believe Neil would do anything to harm her. She's fallen in love with him and knows he is a good man. But her family is ready to pack up and move, and time is running out to uncover the truth before someone gets hurt--or worse.


Wyoming winter / Diana Palmer.

cover imageCultivating his vast Wyoming ranch is all security expert J. C. Calhoun wants. His land is the only thing the betrayed rancher can trust in after discovering his fiancee was pregnant by another man. But all J.C. holds dear becomes compromised when a lost little girl leads him to Colie Jackson, the woman who destroyed his life. Colie stops at nothing to protect the people she loves. Years ago she left J.C. for his own good. Now, for the sake of her daughter, she must depend on a hard-hearted man who won't forgive her. As a band of ruthless criminals tracks their every move through the frozen Wyoming winter, Colie and J.C. will be forced to confront the lies that separated them--and the startling truth that will bind them forever...


Magic touch : a Brooklyn girls story / Treasure Hernandez.

cover image"Simone 'Simmy' James never had it easy. When her father's drug operation, one of the biggest on the East Coast, was dismantled, Simone lost both of her parents to the system -- her father to a life sentence, and her mother to a 25-year sentence. Gone were the days of luxury cars, high-end clothes, and jewelry that Simmy had grown accustomed to. Forced to live in overcrowded conditions in her grandmother's house, Simmy has to learn how to make money any way she can, and her cousin Jayla is happy to show her the art of high-end boosting. Things run smoothly for a while, until Jayla is arrested. In Jayla's absence, Simmy is forced to go out on her own. Simmy is such an amateur that she gets knocked right away. Before she can contact anyone to come get her, she learns that her bail has been miraculously paid by a stranger named Alexander Stephenson. Alex has several lucrative businesses -- high-level boosting, counterfeit checks, credit card scamming, identity theft, and drug trafficking. Simmy feels like she has no choice but to join Alex's team, but she soon learns that fast money is a huge magnet for drama in the form of jealousy, betrayal, and violence." -- From publisher's description.


His perfect partner / Priscilla Oliveras.

cover image"Ad executive Tomas Garcia shouldn't even be thinking about his daughter's alluring dance teacher, Yazmine Fernandez. Burned by a shattering divorce, he's laser-focused on his career and giving his young daughter, Maria, the secure home she deserves. Plus, he's certain that with her talent, Yaz will be leaving Chicago and heading back to Broadway as soon as she can. But Yaz's generous spirit and caring concern are sparking a desire Tomas can't resist and doesn't want to let go . . . For Yaz, good-looking workaholics like Tomas simply can't be part of her life ever again. She owes it to herself to get back her confidence and fulfill the dreams her papa could not. She's glad to spend time with Maria and taste the family life she feels she can never have. And she's sure that she and Tomas can keep their attraction under control because there's so much at stake. But each unexpected intimacy, each self-revelation, makes the fire between them grow hotter with every step and every risk to their hearts . . ."--Publisher's description.


My heart hemmed in / Marie NDiaye ; translated by Jordan Stump.

cover image"There is something very wrong with Nadia and her husband Ange, middle-aged provincial schoolteachers who slowly realize that they are despised by everyone around them. One day a savage wound appears in Ange's stomach, and as Nadia fights to save her husband's life their hideous neighbor Noget--a man everyone insists is a famous author--inexplicably imposes his care upon them. While Noget fattens them with ever richer foods, Nadia embarks on a nightmarish visit to her ex-husband and estranged son--is she abandoning Ange or revisiting old grievances in an attempt to save him?"--Amazon.com.


An Amish Christmas love : four novellas / Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, and Ruth Reid.

cover image"A charming new novella collection of sweet holiday stories, each celebrating love in all its forms, from some of our favorite Amish authors!"-- Provided by publisher.


The Midas legacy : a novel / Andy McDermott.

cover imageWhen their daughter turns two, American archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband/ex-SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase return to work and soon become embroiled in a case in which a woman has apparently been turned to gold, leaving them to wonder if it can be related to the legend of Midas.


Cowgirl, unexpectedly / Vicki Tharp

cover imageSettling down is not an option for Mackenzie Parish. Since the end of her tour of duty, the former Marine has been on the road, doing what she can to ease the pain of her wounded shoulder and mind. But when her money runs out, she takes a job on a Wyoming ranch-and finds herself in unfamiliar territory once more . . . Mackenzie's lesson number one: a horse is definitely nothing like a motorycle. But even knee deep in manure, and saddle sores aside, Mac finds comfort in the daily routine of hard work and the great outdoors. Only her bunkmate, Hank Nash, provides an unsettling distraction. The former champion bull rider has returned home to reconnect with his estranged daughter. Yet despite his own struggles, he has the patience to show Mac the ropes, and the sweet touch to draw her out of herself-and her violent past. But when the ranch becomes the target violent threats, Mac will have to choose between the call of the road-and the man who has helped her feel whole again . . .


A Duke in shining armor / Loretta Chase.

cover imageNot all dukes are created equal. Most are upstanding members of Society. And then there's the trio known as Their Dis-Graces. Hugh Philemon Ancaster, seventh Duke of Ripley, will never win prizes for virtue. But even he draws the line at running off with his best friend's bride. All he's trying to do is recapture the slightly inebriated Lady Olympia Hightower and return her to her intended bridegroom. For reasons that elude her, bookish, bespectacled Olympia is supposed to marry a gorgeous rake of a duke. The town is flabbergasted. Her family's ecstatic. And Olympia? She's climbing out of a window, bent on a getaway. But tall, dark, and exasperating Ripley is hot on her trail, determined to bring her back to his friend. For once, the world-famous hellion is trying to do the honorable thing. So why does Olympia have to make it so deliciously difficult for him . . . ?


The gift of Christmas past : a southern romance / Cindy Woodsmall & Erin Woodsmall.

cover imageAt twenty-seven, Hadley is still trying to get free of the weight she's carried all her life: entering foster care at age five, getting arrested at seventeen for arson, and losing her boyfriend, Monroe, when she needed him most. Monroe never wanted to walk out on Hadley. He'd understood her, from her desire to help children with speech issues to her intense temper. But when she was arrested, he became haunted by what he knew and convinced his only choice was to end their friendship. Almost ten years later, Hadley and Monroe are both specialists in the field of speech therapy. They meet again...thrown together to help a four-year-ild girl who's been rendered mute after being rescued from an apartment fire. Years of secrets and anger beg to be set free as Hadley and Monroe try to push aside past hurts and find common ground in order to help the traumatized young girl and her family.


A daring arrangement / Joanna Shupe.

cover imageDuring the Gilded Age in New York City, an English beauty with a wicked scheme gets foiled by the American scoundrel who's supposed to be helping her.


The ladies of Ivy Cottage / Julie Klassen.

cover image"Return to Ivy Hill in The Ladies of Ivy Cottage as friendships deepen, romances blossom, and mysteries unfold. Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. When the village women encourage her to open a subscription library with the many books she has inherited or acquired through donations, Rachel discovers two mysteries hidden among them. A man who once broke her heart helps her search for clues, but will both find more than they bargained for? Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several men take an interest in Ivy Cottage, she assumes pretty Miss Ashford is the cause. Exactly what--or who--has captured each man's attention? The truth may surprise them all. Meanwhile, life has improved at the coaching inn and Jane Bell is ready to put grief behind her. Now if only the man she misses would return--but where is he? As the women of Ivy Hill search for answers about the past and hope for the future, might they find love along the way?"--Amazon.com.


A good day to marry a duke / Betina Krahn.

cover imageUnconventional American heiress Daisy Bumgarten, who has come to England to marry a duke, sets her sights on bookish Arthur Graham, but is distracted by his disreputable, impoverished younger brother Ashton.


The Christmas blessing / Melody Carlson.

cover imageWhen she receives the news in late 1944 that her baby's father was shot down in the South Pacific, Amelia Richards loses hope. Jobless and broke, she has nowhere to turn for help but her infant's paternal grandparents. The only problem is, they don't know that she-- or their grandson-- exists. When Amelia discovers that the family is wealthy and influential, dare she disclose the truth of her relationship with their son?


The Amish Christmas candle / Kelly Long, Jennifer Beckstrand, Lisa Jones Baker.

cover imageAt the heart of winter's darkness is the joyous glow of the Christmas season. In this love-filled holiday collection, warm yourself with the peaceful light of Plain gifts. SNOW SHINE ON ICE MOUNTAIN Kelly Long When staid Naomi Gish's mischievous father hires strapping Gray Fisher at their candle shop for the season, she's positive the old man has an ulterior motive. She doesn't need help but as Gray learns the craft of candle making, Naomi learns that love is not only possible, but God's most precious gift. A HONEYBEE CHRISTMAS Jennifer Beckstrand Of all the sacrifices Bitsy Kiem made to raise her three nieces Amish, giving up her Englisch life was the only thing she missed. With the girls married now, she has a chance to kick up her heels this Christmas unless widowed Yost Weaver can convince her that Plain love is a flame that will never go out. THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE Lisa Jones Baker Blessing those in need at Christmastime is one of Lydia's favorite traditions. But without her newly married sister's help this year, the task seems daunting until handsome Mennonite John King shows her that hands joined to do good may unite hearts, as well."


A small charred face / Kazuki Sakuraba ; translated by Jocelyne Allen.

cover image"Even monsters need families. What are the "bamboo"? They are from China. They look just like us. They live by night. They drink human lifeblood, but otherwise keep their distance. And every century, they grow white blooming flowers. A boy name Kyo is saved from the precipice of death by Bamboo, a vampire born of the tall grasses. They start an enjoyable, yet strange shared life together, Kyo and the gentle Bamboo. But for Bamboo, communication with a human being is the greatest sin"-- Provided by publisher.


Someone to wed : a Westcott novel / Mary Balogh.

cover imageA very practical marriage makes Alexander Westcott question his heart in the latest Regency romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Someone to Hold. When Alexander Westcott becomes the new Earl of Riverdale, he inherits a title he never wanted and a failing country estate he can't afford. But he fully intends to do everything in his power to undo years of neglect and give the people who depend on him a better life... A recluse for more than twenty years, Wren Heyden wants one thing out of life: marriage. With her vast fortune, she sets her sights on buying a husband. But when she makes the desperate - and oh-so-dashing-earl - a startlingly unexpected proposal, Alex will only agree to a proper courtship, hoping for at least friendship and respect to develop between them. He is totally unprepared for the desire that overwhelms him when Wren finally lifts the veils that hide the secrets of her past...


Thalia : a Texas trilogy / Larry McMurtry.

cover imageLarry McMurtry burst onto the American literary scene with a force that would forever redefine how we perceive the American West. His first three novels-- Horseman, Pass By (1961), * Leaving Cheyenne (1963), and The Last Picture Show (1966)-- all set in the north Texas town of Thalia after World War II, are collected here for the first time. In this trilogy, McMurtry writes tragically of men and women trying to carve out an existence on the plains, where the forces of modernity challenge small- town American life. From a cattleranch rivalry that confirms McMurtry's "full- blooded Western genius" (Publishers Weekly) to a love triangle involving a cowboy, his rancher boss and wife, and finally to the hardscrabble citizens of an oil- patch town trying to keep their only movie house alive, McMurtry captures the stark realities of the West like no one else. With a new introduction, Thalia emerges as an American classic that celebrates one of our greatest literary masters.


Mrs. Osmond : a novel / John Banville.

cover image"From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea and The Blue Guitar--a dazzling new novel that extends the story of Isabel Archer, the heroine of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady, into unexpected (and completely stand-alone) territory. Isabel Archer is a young American woman, swept off to Europe in the late nineteenth century by an aunt who hopes to round out the impetuous but naive girl's experience of the world. When Isabel comes into a large, unexpected inheritance, she is finagled into a marriage with the charming, penniless, and--as Isabel finds out too late--cruel and deceitful Gilbert Osmond, whose connection to a certain Madame Merle is suspiciously intimate. On a trip to England to visit her cousin Ralph Touchett on his deathbed, Isabel is offered a chance to free herself from the marriage, but nonetheless chooses to return to Italy. Banville follows James's story line to this point, but Mrs. Osmond is thoroughly Banville's own: the narrative inventiveness; the lyrical precision and surprise of his language; the layers of emotional and psychological intensity; the subtle, dark humor. And when Isabel arrives in Italy--along with someone else!--the novel takes off in directions that James himself would be thrilled to follow"-- Provided by publisher.


Wrong to need you / Alisha Rai.

cover image"Accused of a crime he didn't commit, Jackson Kane fled his home, his name, and his family. Ten years later, he's come back to town: older, wiser, richer, tougher -- and still helpless to turn away the one woman he could never stop loving, even after she married his brother. Sadia Ahmed can't deal with the feelings her mysterious former brother-in-law stirs, but she also can't turn down his offer of help with the cafe she's inherited. While he heats up her kitchen, she slowly discovers that the boy she adored has grown into a man she's simply unable to resist. An affair is unthinkable, but their desire is undeniable. As secrets and lies are stripped away, Sadia and Jackson must decide if they're strong enough to face the past...and step into a future together."--Page [4] of cover.


The Armageddon file / Stephen Coonts.

cover image"After one of the most contentious and divisive elections in American history, the new president is finally settling into the West Wing. But when his chief of staff discovers evidence that voting machines in key counties in swing states were tampered with, the whole administration is in danger of unraveling. Did someone steal the election? Are America's enemies involved? Were the tampered-with machines actually rigged to swing the election the other way -- and if so and the plot failed, what is the conspirators' backup plan? Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini race to solve the mystery of a potentially rigged election before Americans' full faith and credit in our democracy, sovereignty, and rule of law become completely undone."-- From publisher's description.


Shattered memories / V.C. Andrews.

cover image"As identical twins, Haylee and Kaylee Fitzgerald have always done things in exactly the same way. Under their mother's guidance their every outfit, every meal, and every thought was identical. But now things are different. With Kaylee back at home after her sister's betrayal, her life has been turned inside out. Both her mother and Haylee are away and Kaylee's alone and more lost than ever. Her father suggests going to a new school where she can have a fresh start, and where no one will know about her dark past. But if Kaylee knows her sister at all, she knows that her twin isn't through with her yet...."-- Provided by publisher.


Close contact / Lori Foster.

cover image"MMA fighter Miles Dartman's casual arrangement with personal shopper Maxi Nevar would be many men's fantasy. She seeks him out, they have mindblowing sex, she leaves. Rinse, repeat. Yet lately, Miles wants more. And when Maxi requests his services via the Body Armor security agency, he's ready to finally break through her defenses--and protect her day and night. Receiving a large inheritance has brought chaos and uncertainty into Maxi's life. Her ex has resurfaced, along with lots of former "friends," and someone is making mysterious threats. Then there's Miles, who doesn't ask for anything...except her trust. Pleasure is easy. Now Maxi has to give her heart as well as her body...or risk losing a man who could be everything she needs."--provided by publisher.


Enchantress of numbers : a novel of Ada Lovelace / Jennifer Chiaverini.

cover imageThe only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. Estranged from Ada's father, who was infamously "mad, bad, and dangerous to know," Ada's mathematician mother is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy tales and make-believe from the nursery, Ada's mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science. Any troubling spark of imagination--or worse yet, passion or poetry--is promptly extinguished. Or so her mother believes. When Ada is introduced into London society as a highly eligible young heiress, she at last discovers the intellectual and social circles she has craved all her life. Little does she realize that her delightful new friendship with inventor Charles Babbage--brilliant, charming, and occasionally curmudgeonly--will shape her destiny. Intrigued by the prototype of his first calculating machine, the Difference Engine, and enthralled by the plans for his even more advanced Analytical Engine, Ada resolves to help Babbage realize his extraordinary vision, unique in her understanding of how his invention could transform the world. All the while, she passionately studies mathematics--ignoring skeptics who consider it an unusual, even unhealthy pursuit for a woman--falls in love, discovers the shocking secrets behind her parents' estrangement, and comes to terms with the unquenchable fire of her imagination.


Misadventures of a good wife / by Meredith Wild and Helen Hardt.

cover imageKate and Price Lewis had the perfect marriage love, fulfilling careers, and a great apartment in the city. But when Price's work takes him overseas and his plane goes down, their happily ever after goes down with it. A year later, Kate is still trying to cope. She's tied to her grief as tightly as she was bound to Price. When her sister in law coaxes her into an extended girls' trip three weeks on a remote island in the South Pacific Kate agrees. At a villa as secluded as the island, they're the only people in sight, until Kate sees a ghost walking toward them on the beach. Price is alive. Their reunion is anything but picture perfect. Kate has been loyal to the husband she thought was dead, but she needs answers. What she gets instead is a cryptic proposal go back home in three weeks, or disappear with Price...forever. Emotions run high, passions burn bright, and Kate faces an impossible choice. Can Price win back his wife? Or will his secrets tear them apart?


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The ghost of Christmas past [large print] / by Rhys Bowen.

cover imageSemi-retired private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan is suffering from depression after a miscarriage. She and her husband, Daniel, are invited for Christmas at a mansion on the Hudson, and they expect a peaceful and relaxing holiday season. When they arrive, however, they feel the tension in the house's atmosphere. Then they learn that the host couple's young daughter wandered out into the snow ten years ago and was never seen again. There is so little to go on: no ransom note, no body ever found. Molly begins to suspect that the occupants of the house know more than they are letting on. Then, on Christmas Eve, there is a knock at the door and a young girl stands there. 'I'm Charlotte,' she says. 'I've come home."


Bobby Kennedy [large print] : a raging spirit / by Chris Matthews.

cover imageWith his bestselling biography Jack Kennedy, Chris Matthews shared a new look at one of America's most beloved Presidents and the patriotic spirit that defined him. Now, with Bobby Kennedy, Matthews returns with a gripping, in-depth, behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the great figures of the American twentieth century.


An American family [large print]: a memoir of hope and sacrifice / Khizr Khan.

cover imageThe Pakistani immigrant turned U.S. citizen, Gold Star parent and popular DNC speaker, documents the story of his family's pursuit of the American dream, urging readers to respond to today's tumultuous challenges by stepping forward and advocating on behalf of what they find most important.


It's all relative [large print] : adventures up and down the world's family tree / A. J. Jacobs.

cover imageTraces the author's three-year investigation into what constitutes family, describing how, after receiving an e-mail from a stranger who claimed to be a distant cousin, he embarked on an effort to build the biggest family tree in history.


Fifty years of 60 minutes [large print]: the inside story of television's most influential news broadcast / Jeff Fager.

cover imageThe executive producer of 60 Minutes tells the inside story of the legendary program, from its almost accidental birth through five decades of in-depth reporting by talented producers and beloved correspondents, including Harry Reasoner, Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, Ed Bradley, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft and others.


Wild things [large print]: the joy of reading children's literature as an adult / Bruce Handy.

cover imageBruce Handy revisits the classics of every American childhood, from fairy tales to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and explores the back stories of their creators, using context and biography to understand how some of the most creative authors and illustrators of their times created their often deeply personal masterpieces. Along the way, Handy learns what The Cat in the Hat says about anarchy and absentee parenting, which themes are shared by The Runaway Bunny and Portnoy's Complaint, and why Ramona Quimby is as true an American icon as Tom Sawyer or Jay Gatsby.


Someone to wed [large print] : a Westcott novel / Mary Balogh.

cover imageThe new Earl of Riverdale, Alexander Westcott, inherited a title and property without the money to support them, but he refuses to consider marrying an heiress merely for her bank account. When Wren Heyden, a wealthy young widow, shocks him with a marriage proposal, Alexander will only consider it if she consents to exploring their compatibility with a proper courtship. But Wren is a virtual recluse due to the purple birthmark covering half her face, and she resists opening herself up to potential ridicule from society. She only proposed in a desperate attempt to experience marriage and gain a family, not having considered the public duties expected of a countess. As Alexander gets to know Wren, he realizes that her physical veil is matched by the veil around her heart, hiding the pain of loneliness and shame. His efforts to convince her that love sees past appearance will appeal to series fans.


Enchantress of numbers [large print] : a novel of Ada Lovelace / Jennifer Chiaverini.

cover image"The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. Estranged from Ada's father, who was infamously "mad, bad, and dangerous to know," Ada's mathematician mother is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy tales and make-believe from the nursery, Ada's mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science. Any troubling spark of imagination--or worse yet, passion or poetry--is promptly extinguished. Or so her mother believes. When Ada is introduced into London society as a highly eligible young heiress, she at last discovers the intellectual and social circles she has craved all her life. Little does she realize that her delightful new friendship with inventor Charles Babbage--brilliant, charming, and occasionally curmudgeonly--will shape her destiny..."--Dust jacket.


Year one [large print] / by Nora Roberts.

cover image"It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed--and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river--or in the ones you know and love the most..."-- Provided by publisher.


Promise me, Dad [large print] : a year of hope, hardship, and purpose / Joe Biden.

cover image""Promise me, Dad," Beau had told his father. "Give me your word that no matter what happens, you're going to be all right." Joe Biden gave him his word. Promise Me, Dad chronicles the year that followed, which would be the most momentous and challenging in Joe Biden's extraordinary life and career. Vice President Biden traveled more than a hundred thousand miles that year, across the world, dealing with crises in Ukraine, Central America, and Iraq. When a call came from New York, or Capitol Hill, or Kyiv, or Baghdad--"Joe, I need your help"--he responded. For twelve months, while Beau fought for and then lost his life, the vice president balanced the twin imperatives of living up to his responsibilities to his country and his responsibilities to his family. And never far away was the insistent and urgent question of whether he should seek the presidency in 2016. The year brought real triumph and accomplishment, and wrenching pain. But even in the worst times, Biden was able to lean on the strength of his long, deep bonds with his family, on his faith, and on his deepening friendship with the man in the Oval Office, Barack Obama. Writing with poignancy and immediacy, Joe Biden allows readers to feel the urgency of each moment, to experience the days when he felt unable to move forward as well as the days when he felt like he could not afford to stop. This is a book written not just by the vice president, but by a father, grandfather, friend, and husband. Promise Me, Dad is a story of how family and friendships sustain us and how hope, purpose, and action can guide us through the pain of personal loss into the light of a new future."--Provided by publisher.


Murder in the secret garden [large print] / Ellery Adams.

cover imageThere is a hidden garden bordering the grounds of Jane Steward s book-themed resort a garden filled with beautiful but deadly plants such as mandrake and nightshade. Tucked away behind ivy-covered walls and accessible only through a single locked door, as described in the pages of Frances Hodges Burnett's classic novel, the garden is of special interest to Jane's current group of guests, The Medieval Herbalists. But when one of them turns up dead, Jane must discover whether a member of the group has come to Storyton Hall to celebrate their passion for plant lore or to implement a particularly cruel means for murder.


Murder in the mystery suite [large print] : a book retreat mystery / Ellery Adams.

cover imageTucked away in the rolling hills of rural western Virginia is the resort of Storyton Hall, catering to book lovers who want to get away from it all. To increase her bookings, resort manager Jane Steward is hosting a Murder and Mayhem week so that mystery fans can gather for some role-playing and fantasy crime solving. But when the winner of the scavenger hunt, Felix Hampden, is found dead in the Mystery Suite, and the valuable book he won as his prize has gone missing, Jane realizes one of her guests is an actual murderer.


Margarita Wednesdays [large print] : making a new life by the Mexican Sea / Deborah Rodriguez ; with Ellen Kaye.

cover image"Deborah Rodriquez's memoir of her journey of self-discovery and renewal after she was forced to flee Afghanistan in 2007"-- Provided by publisher.


Murder of an open book [large print] : a Scumble River mystery / Denise Swanson.

cover image"A nasty faculty feud leaves one Scumble River teacher belly-up, and Skye must sort through a huge roster of suspects to figure out which wronged party was mad enough to kill him"-- Provided by publisher.


Hard way out of hell [largeprint] : the confessions of Cole Younger / Johnny D. Boggs.

cover image"Cole Younger, one of the most famous Western outlaws, tell his own story, warts and all, in this novel of retribution and redemption"-- Provided by publisher.


Not by sight [large print] / Kate Breslin.

cover imageWith all of Britain's attention on the front lines of WWI, Jack Benningham, dashing heir to the Earl of Stonebrooke, has declared himself a conscientious objector. Wealthy young suffragette Grace Mabry hands Jack a white feather of cowardice at a posh masquerade ball -- never anticipating the danger set into motion by her actions.


Murder in the paperback parlor [large print] / Ellery Adams.

cover imageWith Valentine's Day just around the corner, Jane Steward is organizing a love-story week at her book-themed resort. But her Regency readers barely have time to brush up on their Jane Austen before Rosamund York, one of the most celebrated authors in attendance, is killed.


An Irish country love story [large print] / Patrick Taylor.

cover imageIt's the winter of 1967 and snow is on the ground in the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, but the chilly weather can't stop love from warming hearts all over the county. Not just the love between a man and woman, as with young doctor, Barry Laverty, and his fiancee Sue Nolan, who are making plans to start a new life together, but also the love of an ailing pensioner for a faithful dog that's gone missing, the love of the local gentry for the great estate they are on verge of losing, or Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly's deep and abiding love for his long-time home and practice.


Mrs. Jeffries and the merry gentlemen [large print] : a Victorian mystery / Emily Brightwell.

cover image"Orlando Edison is a stockbroker using London's infatuation with foreign mining ventures to make a fortune. He has curried favor with the nation's most respected aristocrats, even inviting three influential investors--known as the Merry Gentlemen--to be part of his latest enterprise. Edison is welcomed in the highest circles and moves with ease among the rich and powerful. But a few days before Christmas, he is found murdered. Inspector Witherspoon and his household are looking forward to the festive season. But they all know their duty, and led by the intrepid Mrs. Jeffries, they plan to see justice served for the holidays ..."-- Amazon.com.


A dangerous legacy [large print] / by Elizabeth Camden.

cover imageLucy Drake's mastery of Morse code has made her a valuable asset to the American news agencies as a telegrapher. But the sudden arrival of Sir Colin Beckwith at rival British news agency Reuters puts her hard-earned livelihood at risk. When she negotiates an unlikely alliance with him, neither of them realizes how far the web of treachery they're wading into will take them.


Wyoming winter [large print] / Diana Palmer.

cover imageThere's something about those Wyoming men... New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer returns to the Cowboy State with a brand-new tale of desire and deception. Cultivating his vast Wyoming ranch is all security expert J. C. Calhoun wants. His land is the only thing the betrayed rancher can trust in after discovering his fiancee was pregnant by another man. But all J.C. holds dear becomes compromised when a lost little girl leads him to Colie Jackson, the woman who destroyed his life. Colie stops at nothing to protect the people she loves. Years ago she left J.C. for his own good. Now, for the sake of her daughter, she must depend on a hard-hearted man who won't forgive her. As a band of ruthless criminals tracks their every move through the frozen Wyoming winter, Colie and J.C. will be forced to confront the lies that separated them--and the startling truth that will bind them forever...


Mrs. Jeffries and the three wise women [large print] / Emily Brightwell.

cover imageAs the holidays approach, all is merry and bright for Inspector Witherspoon, Mrs. Jeffries, and the staff at Upper Edmonton Gardens...but murder knows no season. MURDER UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR Christopher Gilhaney isn't a popular man, and he proves why once again when he insults every guest at Abigail Chase's Guy Fawkes Night dinner party. When Gilhaney is shot dead under the cover of the night's fireworks, his murder is deemed a robbery gone wrong. But when the case hasn't been solved six weeks later, Inspector Witherspoon is called upon to find the killer--and quickly With Christmas almost here, Inspector Witherspoon and everyone in his household is upset at the possibility of having to cancel their holiday plans--all to solve a case that seems impossible. Only Luty Belle, Ruth, and Mrs. Goodge refuse to give up and let the crime become a cold case. In fact, the American heiress, the charming next-door neighbor, and the formidable cook use all of their persuasive powers to get the others on board, because these three wise women know justice doesn't take time off for Christmas.


Cruel winter [large print] : a County Cork mystery / Sheila Connolly.

cover imageSnow is a rarity in Maura Donovan's small village in County Cork, Ireland, so she wasn't sure what to expect when a major snowstorm rolled in around Sullivan's pub. But now she's stranded in a bar full of patrons--and a suspected killer in a long-ago murder. Maura's been in Ireland less than a year and hasn't heard about the decades-old unsolved crime that took place nearby, let alone the infamous suspect, Diane Caldwell. But the locals have, and they're not happy to be trapped with her. Diane, meanwhile, seeks to set the record straight, asserting her innocence after all this time. And since no one is going anywhere in the storm, Maura encourages Diane to share her side of the story, which she'd never had a chance to do in court. Over the next few hours, the informal court in Sullivan's reviews the facts and theories about the case--and comes to some surprising conclusions. But is it enough to convince the police to take a new look at an old case? A clever spin on the classic locked room mystery, Cruel Winter , the fifth in New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly's series, will delight fans of the Emerald Isle.


The road to paradise [large print] : a vintage National Parks novel / Karen Barnett.

cover imageIn 1927 avid naturalist Margie Lane convinces her father to procure her a position at the fledgling Mount Rainer National Park. Chief Ranger Ford Brayden takes his work seriously, and doesn't relish watching over an idealistic senator's daughter with few practical survival skills. Then Margie's ex-fiancé sets his mind on developing the Paradise Inn into a tourist playground.


A purely private matter [large print] / Darcie Wilde.

cover image"Rosalind Thorne has slowly but assuredly gained a reputation as "a useful woman"--By helping respectable women out of some less-than-respectable predicaments. Her latest endeavor is a tragedy waiting to happen. Desperate Margaretta Seymore is with child--and her husband is receiving poisoned pen letters that imply that her condition is the result of an affair with the notorious actor Fletcher Cavendish. Margaretta asks Rosalind to find out who is behind the scurrilous letters. But before she can make any progress, Cavendish is found dead, stabbed through the heart. Suddenly, Rosalind is plunged into the middle of one of the most sensational murder trials London has ever seen, and her client's husband is the prime suspect."--Provided by publisher.


Coltler's journey [large print] / William W. Johnstone with J. A Johnstone

cover image1845, in the untamed Oregon Territory. Tim Colder escapes when his family is ambushed by a gang of cutthroats; his parents butchered, his sisters missing. Luckily he finds a friend in Jed Reno, a one-eyed trapper who's lived in the Rockies since the 20's-- and is looking for the same gang that attacked Tim's family. Colter has no choice but to grow up fast, face his fears, and fight back with everything he's got.



Enemy of the state [large print] / a Mitch Rapp novel by Kyle Mills.

cover image"After 9/11, the United States made one of the most secretive and dangerous deals in its history. The evidence against the powerful Saudis who coordinated the attack would be buried. In return, King Faisal would promise to keep the oil flowing and deal with the conspirators in his midst. When the king's own nephew is discovered funding ISIS, the president suspects that the Saudis never intended to live up to their agreement. He decides that the royalty needs to be sent a message and that Mitch Rapp is just the man to deliver it. The catch? America can't be seen moving against an ally. Rapp will be on his own. Forced to make a decision that will change his life forever, Rapp quits the CIA and assembles a group of independent contractors to eliminate the threat." -- (Source of summary not specified)


The trapped girl [large print] / Robert Dugoni.

cover image"When a woman's body is discovered submerged in a crab pot in the chilly waters of Puget Sound, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself with a tough case to untangle. Before they can identify the killer, Tracy and her colleagues on the Seattle PD's Violent Crimes Section must figure out who the victim is. Her autopsy, however, reveals she may have gone to great lengths to conceal her identity. So who was she running from? After evidence surfaces that their Jane Doe may be a woman who suspiciously disappeared months earlier, Tracy is once again haunted by the memory of her sister's unsolved murder. Dredging up details from the woman's past leads to conflicting clues that only seem to muddy the investigation. As Tracy begins to uncover a twisted tale of brutal betrayal and desperate greed, she'll find herself risking everything to confront a killer who won't go down without a deadly fight."-- Amazon.com.


The driver [large print] : a novel / Hart Hanson.

cover image"Michael Skellig is a limo driver waiting for his client in the alley behind an upscale hotel. He's spent the past twenty-eight hours ferrying around Bismarck Avila, a celebrity skateboard mogul who isn't going home any time soon. Suddenly the wind begins to speak to Skellig in the guttural accent of the Chechen torturer he shot through the eye in Yemen a decade ago: Troubletroubletrouble. Skellig has heard these warnings before--he's an Army Special Forces sergeant whose limo company is staffed by a ragtag band of wounded veterans, including his Afghan interpreter--and he knows to listen carefully. Skellig runs inside just in time to save Avila from two gunmen but too late for one of Avila's bodyguards--and wakes up hours later in the hospital, the only person of interest in custody for the murder. Complicating matters further is the appearance of Detective Delilah Groopman of the LAPD, gorgeous and brash, for whom Skellig has always held a candle. As for Avila? He's willing to help clear Skellig's name under one peculiar condition: that Skellig become Avila's personal chauffeur. A cushy gig for any driver, except for the fact that someone is clearly trying to kill Avila, and Skellig is literally the only person sitting between Avila and a bullet to the head. "The Driver has it all--crisp dialogue, complex characters, and a plot that zips at breathtaking speed."--Kathy Reichs. "The Driver is grim, funny, violent, and moving--all on the same page."--T. Jefferson Parker"-- Provided by publisher.


I know a secret [large print] : a novel / Tess Gerritsen.

cover image"The crime scene is unlike any that Detective Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles have ever before encountered. The woman lies in apparently peaceful repose on her bed, and Maura finds no apparent cause of death, but there is no doubt the woman is indeed dead. The victim's eyes have been removed and placed in the palm of her hand, a gesture that echoes the terrifying films she produces. Is a crazed movie fan reenacting scenes from those disturbing films?"-- Provided by publisher.


After the fire [large print] / Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy.

cover image"Fredrik Welin is a seventy-year-old former surgeon who retired in disgrace years ago. He has retreated to a Swedish archipelago, where he lives alone on an island. He swims in the sea every day, cutting a hole in the ice if necessary. He is perfectly content to live out his days in quiet solitude. Until he wakes up one autumn evening to find his house on fire. Fredrik escapes just in time, wearing two left-footed boots. All that remains in the morning is a stinking ruin and evidence of arson. Fredrik cannot imagine why someone would do such a thing. The police are also stumped, and without another suspect, they begin to think Fredrik started the fire himself. Fredrik's peaceful, simple life has slipped away from him. Then, Lisa Modin, a local journalist who wants to write a story about the fire, comes into his life, and she awakens in him something that he thought was long dead. After the Fire is an intimate portrait of a recluse who is forced to open himself up to a world he'd left behind"-- Provided by publisher.


Arrowood [large print] / Mick Finlay.

cover image1895: A killer haunts London's streets; the police force is stretched to the breaking point. The rich turn to Sherlock Holmes, but he rarely visits South London. There, victims turn to a man who despises Holmes' wealthy clientele and showy forensics: Arrowood -- self-taught psychologist, occasional drunkard and private investigator.


Dark Saturday [large print] : a novel / Nicci French.

cover image"A decade ago, 18-year-old Hannah Docherty was arrested for the shocking murder of her family. It was an open-and-shut case, and Hannah has been incarcerated in a secure psychiatric hospital ever since. When psychotherapist Frieda Klein is asked to meet Hannah and give her assessment, she reluctantly agrees. But what she finds horrifies her. Hannah has become a tragic figure, old before her time. And Frieda is haunted by the idea that Hannah might be as much of a victim as her family-- that she might, in fact, be innocent. As Hannah's case takes hold of her, Frieda begins to realize that she's up against someone who will go to any lengths to keep the truth from surfacing-- even kill again."--Page 4 of cover.


A talent for murder [large print] / Andrew Wilson.

cover imageDiscover the real-life mystery centered on the queen of crime herself. In this tantalizing new novel, Andrew Wilson ingeniously explores Agatha Christie's odd ten-day disappearance in 1926 and weaves an utterly compelling and convincing story around this still unsolved mystery involving the world's bestselling novelist.


An Amish Christmas love [large print] : four novellas / Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, and Ruth Reid.

cover imageWinter Kisses, by Beth Wiseman. Three generations of Stoltzfus women are all living under the same roof. At twenty-five, Naomi has never been married, and both her mother, Barbara, and her grandmother, Ruth, have recently been widowed. Each nursing broken or lonely hearts, they also each have potential suitors. When a storm on Christmas Eve forces the three couples to take shelter in the basement of the Stotlzfus homestead, secrets are revealed, hearts are opened, and all three potential grooms drop to their knees for very different reasons--a proposal, a prayer, and an epiphany.


The gift of Christmas past [large print] : a southern romance / Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall.

cover imageAt twenty-seven, Hadley is still trying to get free of the weight she's carried all her life: entering foster care at age five, getting arrested at seventeen for arson, and losing her boyfriend, Monroe, when she needed him most. Monroe never wanted to walk out on Hadley. He'd understood her, from her desire to help children with speech issues to her intense temper. But when she was arrested, he became haunted by what he knew and convinced his only choice was to end their friendship. Almost ten years later, Hadley and Monroe are both specialists in the field of speech therapy. They meet again...thrown together to help a four-year-ild girl who's been rendered mute after being rescued from an apartment fire. Years of secrets and anger beg to be set free as Hadley and Monroe try to push aside past hurts and find common ground in order to help the traumatized young girl and her family.


The day the angels fell [large print] / Shawn Smucker.

cover image"When tragedy shakes young Samuel Chamber's family, his search for answers entangles him in the midst of an ancient conflict and leads him on an unexpected journey to find the Tree of Life"


The secret diary of Hendrik Groen [large print] : 83 1/4 years old / Hendrik Groen ; translated by Hester Velmans.

cover imageHendrik Groen may be old, but he is far from dead and isn't planning to be buried any time soon. But surely there is more to life at his age than weak tea and potted geraniums? Hendrik sets out to write an exposé: a year in the life of his care home in Amsterdam, revealing all its ups and downs-- not least his new endeavor, the anarchic Old-But-Not-Dead Club. And when Eefje moves in-- the woman Hendrik has always longed for-- he polishes his shoes and his teeth, grooms what's left of his hair and attempts to make something of the life he has left.


How the finch stole Christmas! [large print] / Donna Andrews.

cover image"When her husband organizes a full-scale production of A Christmas Carol with a famous veteran actor in the starring role, Meg Langslow finds herself navigating unexpected challenges in the star's baggage and enemies." -- (Source of summary not specified)


The usual Santas [large print] : a collection of Soho Crime Christmas capers / [edited by] Peter Lovesey ; foreword by Peter Lovesey.

cover imageThis captivating collection -- which features eighteen bestselling and award-winning Soho Crime authors -- contains laughs aplenty, hardboiled holiday noir, and heartwarming reminders of the spirit of the season. Nine mall Santas must find the imposter among them. A young woman receives a mysterious invitation to Christmas dinner with a stranger. NiccolĂł Machiavelli sets out to save an Italian city. Jane Austen searches for the Dowager Duchess of Wilborough's stolen diamonds. And more adventures that will whisk readers away to Christmases around the globe.


An Irish country practice [large print] / Patrick Taylor.

cover image"Once, not too long ago, there was just a single Irish country doctor tending to the lively little village of Ballybucklebo: Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly. Now his thriving practice is growing by leaps and bounds. Not only has O'Reilly taken a new trainee under his wing, Doctor Connor Nelson, he's also added a spirited Labrador puppy to his ever-expanding household at Number One Main Street. Meanwhile, his trusted partner, young Doctor Barry Laverty, finds himself wondering if he's truly ready to settle down and start a family with his lovely fiancée, Sue. As the doctors cope with domestic and professional challenges, they also look after their patients and their ailments... All is not sickness and worry, however. There's plenty of joy and merriment to be found as well, from a visiting circus to racing to sailing... and maybe even a happy ending or two."--Book jacket.


In this moment [large print] / Karen Kingsbury.

cover image"When he receives national attention and criticism for starting an after-school Bible study and prayer program, Wendell Quinn chooses attorney Luke Baxter to help him fight the battle." -- (Source of summary not specified)


Every breath you take [large print] / Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke.

cover image"Laurie Moran's professional life is a success. Her television show Under Suspicion is a hit, both in the ratings and its record of solving cold cases. But her romantic break from former host Alex Buckley has left her with on-air talent she can't stand -- Ryan Nichols -- and a sense of loneliness, despite her loving family. Now Ryan has suggested a new case. Three years ago, Virginia Wakeling, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was found dead in the snow after being thrown from the museum's roof on the night of its most celebrated fundraiser, the Met Gala. The leading suspect then and now is her much younger boyfriend and personal trainer, Ivan Gray. Ivan runs a trendy, successful boutique gym called Punch -- a business funded in no small part by the late Virginia -- which happens to be the gym Ryan frequents. Laurie's skepticism about the case is upended by a tip from her father's NYPD connection, and soon Laurie realizes there are a bevy of suspects, including members of Virginia's trusted inner circle. As the Under Suspicion crew pries into the lives of a super wealthy real estate family with secrets to hide, danger mounts for several witnesses -- and for Laurie." -- (Source of summary not specified)


Quick and dirty [large print] / Stuart Woods.

cover imageWhen a slam-bang of a crime brings a beautiful new client into Stone Barrington's office, little does he know his association with her will pull him into a far more serpentine mystery in the exclusive world of art. It's a business where a rare find could make a career -- and a collection -- and mistakes in judgment are costly. And under its genteel and high-minded veneer lurks an assortment of grifters and malfeasants eager to cash in on the game. In the exclusive world of New York City's luxury penthouses and grand Hamptons estates, it will take a man of Stone Barrington's careful discernment and well-honed instincts to get to the truth without ruffling the wrong feathers. When it comes to priceless and irreplaceable works of art, the money and reputations at stake are worth killing for.


Typhoon fury [large print] : a novel of the Oregon files / Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison.

cover imageWhen the leader of a militant communist insurgency in the Philippines escapes capture from the U.S. government with almost supernatural ease, it's up to Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon to catch him. Tracing the Filipino insurgent through his drug lord allies, Cabrillo learns his new adversary has his eye on an addictive chemical compound developed during World War II that can turn civilians into supersoldiers. And he's not the only one. An unpredictable gun for hire is zeroing in on the same target. Trapped in a battle between two madmen hungry for power, Chairman Cabrillo must rely on his crew, still shaken by the loss of a dear friend, and some unexpected allies for help. But Cabrillo may be sending his friends into much more troubled waters than he realizes. The megastorm of the century is brewing off the Pacific coast. Once the downpour beings, there'll be no turning back for anyone


Pulse [large print] / Felix Francis.

cover image"A smartly dressed man has been found unconscious at the local racecourse and is rushed to the hospital, where he subsequently dies. But who is he? Where does he come from? He had no form of identification on him, and no one claims the body. Doctor Chris Rankin, a specialist who treated the deceased--and who struggles with mental health issues--is intrigued by the nameless dead man, obsessed even, and starts asking questions. However, someone doesn't want the questions answered and will go to any lengths to prevent it, including an attempted murder. But when no one will believe that someone tried to kill Chris, the doctor is left with no option but to discover who the nameless man was and why he died. preferably before following him into an early grave"-- Provided by publisher.


The quantum spy [large print] / David Ignatius.

cover imageA hyper-fast quantum computer is the digital equivalent of a nuclear bomb: whoever possesses one will be able to shred any encryption in existence, effectively owning the digital world. The question is: Who will build it first, the United States or China? The latest of David Ignatius's timely, sharp-eyed espionage novels follows CIA agent Harris Chang into a quantum research lab compromised by a suspected Chinese informant. The breach provokes a mole hunt that is obsessive, destructive, and--above all--uncertain: Do the leaks expose real secrets, or are they false trails meant to deceive the Chinese? Chang soon finds that there is a thin line between loyalty and betrayal, as the investigation leads him down a rabbit hole as dangerous as it is deep. Grounded in the real-world global charge toward technological dominance, The Quantum Spy presents a sophisticated game of cat-and-mouse wired to an exhilarating cyber thriller.


Mind game [large print] / by Iris Johansen.

cover imageScotland holds a treasure that Jane MacGuire has been hunting for years. But as she scours the highlands in search of it, she's plagued by dreams of a girl in danger--dreams she can't ignore no matter how hard she tries. Who is this girl, and what is she trying to tell Jane? And will Jane figure it out before it's too late--for her and the mysterious young woman?..Things are further complicated when Seth Caleb comes back into Jane's life. Their history is volatile to say the least. This time Jane finds herself pulled unexpectedly into his world as she fights to save him. But Caleb isn't the only person sweeping her up into startling developments. When Eve Duncan surprises Jane with news of her own, Jane comes face to face with stunning changes in the lives of those she loves most.


In the midst of winter [large print] / Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson

cover imageIn the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn, 60-year-old human rights scholar Richard Bowmaster hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes a far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor's house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz, a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile, for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia.


Tell tale [large print] / Jeffrey Archer.

cover image"Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to find out Who Killed the Mayor? and the pretentious schoolboy in A Road to Damascus, whose discovery of the origins of his father's wealth changes his life in the most profound way. Revel in the stories of the 1930's woman who dares to challenge the men at her Ivy League University in A Gentleman and A Scholar while another young woman who thumbs a lift gets more than she bargained for in A Wasted Hour."--Dust jacket.


The house of unexpected sisters [large print] / Alexander McCall Smith.

cover image"Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate, but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case. Other surprises await our intrepid proprietress in the course of her inquiries. Mma Ramotswe is puzzled when she happens to hear of a local nurse named Mingie Ramotswe. She thought she knew everybody by the name of Ramotswe, and that they were all related. Who is this mystery lady? Then, she is alerted by Mma Potokwani that an unpleasant figure from her past has recently been spotted in town. Mma Ramotswe does her best to avoid the man, but it seems that he may have returned to Botswana specifically to seek her out. What could he want from her? With the generosity and good humor that guide all her endeavors, Mma Ramotswe will untangle these questions for herself and for her loved ones, ultimately bringing to light important truths about friendship and family--both the one you're born with and the one you choose"-- Provided by publisher.


The people vs. Alex Cross [large print] / James Patterson.

cover image"The charges: explosive. Alex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law -- until now. Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood, Cross is being turned into the poster child for trigger-happy cops who think they're above the law. Cross knows it was self-defense. But will a jury see it that way? The evidence: shocking. As Cross fights for his professional life and his freedom, his former partner John Sampson brings him a gruesome, titillating video tied to the mysterious disappearances of several young girls. Despite his suspension from the department, Cross can't say no to Sampson. The illicit investigation leads them to the darkest corners of the Internet, where murder is just another form of entertainment. The People vs. Alex Cross: the trial of the century. As the prosecution presents its case, and the nation watches, even those closest to Cross begin to doubt his innocence. If he can't convince his own family that he didn't pull the trigger with intent to kill, how can he hope to persuade a jury? But even with everything on the line, Cross will do whatever it takes to stop a dangerous criminal... even if he can't save himself." -- From Amazon.com.


Count to ten [large print] / James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi.

cover imageSantosh Wagh quit his job as head of Private India after harrowing events in Mumbai almost got him killed. But Jack Morgan, global head of the world's finest investigation agency, needs him back. Jack is setting up a new office in Delhi, and Santosh is the only person he can trust. Still battling his demons, Santosh accepts, and it's not long before the agency takes on a case that could make or break them. Plastic barrels containing dissolved human remains have been found in the basement of a house in an upmarket area of South Delhi. But this isn't just any house; this property belongs to the state government. With the crime scene in lockdown and information suppressed by the authorities, delving too deep could make Santosh a target to be eliminated.--Provided by Publisher.


End game [large print] / David Baldacci.

cover imageWhen their handler takes a rare vacation and disappears, Will Robie and Jessica Reel are sent to investigate, but after arriving in the small town of Grand they encounter a vicious adversary.


Christmas at Carnton [large print] / Tamera Alexander.

cover image"Amid war and the fading dream of the Confederacy, a wounded soldier and a destitute widow discover the true meaning of Christmas--and of sacrificial love. Set against the backdrop and history of the Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee."-- Provided by publisher.


Past perfect [large print] : a novel / Danielle Steel.

cover imageWhat's so perfect about the past for Sybil and Blake Gregory, a successful Manhattan couple with three children who land in San Francisco when Blake impulsively accepts the job of a lifetime as CEO of a start-up? The family moves into a grand, surprisingly affordable Pacific Heights mansion and soon meets the affable Butterfield family, who lived there a century ago. Of course the Butterfields are ghosts, and only the Gregorys can see them, but that doesn't keep the two families from leading a charmed life together.


Hardcore twenty-four [large print] : a Stephanie Plum novel / Janet Evanovich.

cover image"Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter who often runs into trouble on the job, but she has family, friends, and several men to help her out of sticky situations. There's Lula, a plus-sized former hooker turned bounty hunter, and Grandma Mazur, Stephanie's outrageous grandmother who packs a gun and sometimes tags along on cases."-- Provided by publisher.


The story of Arthur Truluv [large print] : a novel / Elizabeth Berg.

cover image"Arthur, a widower, meets Maddy, an angry and friendless teenage girl, while visiting his late wife at the cemetary, where he goes every day for lunch. Against all odds, the two strike up a friendship that pulls them out of a serious rut. They band together with Arthur's nosy neighbor Lucille, to create lives that are truly worth living. Proving that life's most precious moments are sweeter when shared, they go from strangers, to friends, to an untraditional but loving family. Betrayal, loneliness, romance and family are at the heart of this honey of a book, a must-read for fans of Elizabeth Berg's early work. This is a story about life being affirmed at all ages, old and young, and about finding hapiness when hope seems lost."-- Provided by publisher.


Artemis [large print] : a novel / Andy Weir.

cover imageAugmenting her limited income by smuggling contraband to survive on the Moon's wealthy city of Artemis, Jazz agrees to commit what seems to be a perfect, lucrative crime, only to find herself embroiled in a conspiracy for control of the city.


The revolution of Marina M. [large print] / Janet Fitch.

cover imageMarina Makarova, a woman of privilege, aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life. Swept up on the tides of the Russian Revolution, Marina joins the marches for workers' rights, falls in love with a radical young poet, and betrays everything she holds dear, before being betrayed in turn. As her country goes through tremendous upheaval, Marina life is marked by deep passion, devastating loss, and the private heroism of an ordinary woman living through extraordinary times.


The midnight line [large print] / Lee Child.

cover imageThe desire to return a lost ring takes Reacher through the upper Midwest. But the ring is just a small link in a far darker chain, and soon Reacher learns of a vast criminal enterprise.


These healing hills [large print] / Ann H. Gabhart.

cover image"When a young woman's plans for her future fall apart at the close of World War II, she discovers new purpose as a midwife in the hills of Kentucky--and a possible chance at new love."-- Provided by publisher.


All she left behind [large print] / Jane Kirkpatrick.

cover image"Already well-versed in the natural healing properties of herbs and oils, Jennie Pickett longs to become a doctor. But the Oregon frontier of the 1870s doesn't approve of such innovations as women attending medical school. To leave grief and guilt behind, as well as support herself and her challenging young son, Jennie cares for an elderly woman using skills she's developed on her own. When her patient dies, Jennie discovers that her heart has become entangled with the woman's widowed husband, a man many years her senior. Their unlikely romance may lead her to her ultimate goal--but the road will be winding and the way forward will not always be clear. Will Jennie find shelter in life's storms? Will she discover where healing truly lives?"-- Provided by Amazon.


What happened [large print]/ Hillary Rodham Clinton.

cover imageHillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. She describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. With humor and candor, she tells readers what it took to get back on her feet -- the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. She speaks about the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics. She lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future. The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. What Happened is the story of that campaign and its aftermath -- both a deeply intimate account and a cautionary tale for the nation.


Dear world : [large print] a Syrian girl's story of war and plea for peace / Bana Alabed.

cover imageWhen seven-year-old Bana Alabed took to Twitter to describe the horrors she and her family were experiencing in war-torn Syria, her heartrending messages touched the world and gave a voice to millions of innocent children. Bana's happy childhood was abruptly upended by civil war when she was only three years old. Over the next four years, she knew nothing but bombing, destruction, and fear. Her harrowing ordeal culminated in a brutal siege where she, her parents, and two younger brothers were trapped in Aleppo, with little access to food, water, medicine, or other necessities. Facing death as bombs relentlessly fell around them--one of which completely destroyed their home--Bana and her family embarked on a perilous escape to Turkey.


The comfort food diaries : [large print] my quest for the perfect dish to mend a broken heart / Emily Nunn.

cover imageOne life-changing night, reeling from her beloved brother's sudden death, a devastating breakup with her handsome engineer fiancé and eviction from the apartment they shared, Emily Nunn had lost all sense of family, home, and financial security. After a few glasses of wine, heartbroken and unmoored, Emily -- an avid cook and professional food writer -- poured her heart out on Facebook. The next morning she woke up with an awful hangover and a feeling she'd made a terrible mistake, only to discover she had more friends than she knew, many of whom invited her to come visit and cook with them while she put her life back together. Thus began the Comfort Food Tour. Searching for a way forward, Emily travels the country, cooking and staying with relatives and friends. She also travels back to revisit scenes from her dysfunctional Southern upbringing, dominated by her dramatic, unpredictable mother and her silent, disengaged father. Her wonderfully idiosyncratic aunts and uncles and cousins come to life in these pages, all part of the rich Southern story in which past and present are indistinguishable, food is a source of connection and identity, and a good story is often preferred to a not-so-pleasant truth. But truth, pleasant or not, is what Emily Nunn craves, and with it comes an acceptance of the losses she has endured, and a sense of hope for the future. In the salty snap of a single Virginia ham biscuit, in the sour tang of Grandmother's Lemon Cake, Nunn experiences the healing power of comfort food and offers up dozens of recipes for the wonderful meals that saved her life.


The fact of a body : [large print] a murder and a memoir / Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich.

cover imageBefore Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working to help defend men accused of murder, she thinks her position is clear. The child of two lawyers, she is staunchly anti-death penalty. But the moment convicted murderer Ricky Langley's face flashes on the screen as she reviews old tapes--the moment she hears him speak of his crimes--she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. Shocked by her reaction, she digs deeper and deeper into the case.


At love's bidding [large print]/ Regina Jennings.

cover image"In 1873, when Boston native Miranda Wimplegate mistakenly auctions off a prized portrait, her grandfather purchases the entire Missouri Ozarks auction house where it was sent. After traveling to the Ozarks to recover it, they make surprising discoveries about their new business"-- Provided by publisher.


Savage country [large print] / Robert Olmstead.

cover imageIn September 1873, Elizabeth Coughlin, bankrupted by her husband's folly and death, embarks on a buffalo hunt with her estranged brother-in-law -- a hunt that her husband had planned, she now realizes, as his last hope for saving their land. This is a gripping narrative of that infamous hunt, which drove the buffalo population to near extinction.


A name unknown [large print] / by Roseanna M. White.

cover imageRosemary Gresham's only family is the band of urchins that helped her survive on the streets of London. Now grown, they've learned to blend into upper-class society and work as thieves for hire. But when a client asks Rosemary to determine if a certain wealthy gentleman is loyal to Britain or Germany, she's in for the challenge of her life. Peter Holstein writes popular adventure novels under a pen name. With European politics boiling, he's debated changing his name for good. When Rosemary shows up at his door, his question might be answered.


Where we belong [large print] / Lynn Austin.

cover imageIn Chicago in 1890, rules and expectations for women are strict, their roles in life limited. But sisters Rebecca and Flora Hawes are not typical Victorian ladies. Their love of adventure and their desire to use their God-given talents have delivered them to the Sinai Desert. Accompanied by Soren Petersen, their somber young butler, and Kate Rafferty, a street urchin learning to be their ladies' maid, the two women are on a quest chasing rumors of an important biblical manuscript. As the expedition becomes more dangerous, the travelers recall the events that shaped them and the journeys and providence that brought them to this very time and place.


Mrs. Jeffries rights a wrong [large print] / by Emily Brightwell.

cover imageThomas Mundy checks in to London's Wrexley Hotel, but he never checks out. The maid finds him on the floor of his room, bludgeoned to death by his own walking stick. Inspector Witherspoon is soon on the case and learns Mundy had a reputation for being polite, charming, and diligent-- an unlikely victim for such a violent crime. But Mrs. Jeffries and the household staff uncover that Mundy was less an amiable businessman and more a duplicitous con man with enemies on both sides of the Atlantic. Now Witherspoon and his staff must determine who on their lengthy list of suspects had the motive to put Mundy in the red.


Two kinds of truth [large print] / Michael Connelly.

cover imageHarry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando police and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous big-business world of prescription drug abuse. Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's LAPD days comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him and seems to have new evidence to prove it. Bosch left the LAPD on bad terms, so his former colleagues aren't keen to protect his reputation. He must fend for himself in clearing his name and keeping a clever killer in prison. The two unrelated cases wind across each other like strands of barbed wire. Along the way Bosch discovers that there are two kinds of truth: the kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness.--Amazon.com.


Chasing Christmas eve [large print] : A Heartbreaker Bay novel / by Jill Shalvis.

cover imageWrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll on Colbie Albright. In short, she's so over it that she's under it. She's also under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arriving there. Fortunately, the guy who fishes Colbie out has her looking forward to Christmas among strangers.


Mystery

The dead tracks / Tim Weaver.

cover image"Missing persons investigator David Raker's search for a teenage girl leads him toward a site haunted by a dark history--book two of Tim Weaver's international bestselling mystery series Seventeen-year-old Megan Carver was an unlikely runaway. A straight-A student from a happy home, she studied hard and rarely got into trouble. Yet six months on, she still hasn't been found. Missing persons investigator David Raker knows what it's like to grieve. He knows the shadowy world of the lost, too. So when he's hired by Megan's parents to find out what happened, he recognizes their pain--but knows that the darkest secrets can be buried deep. And Megan's secrets could cost him his life. Raker's investigation takes him through a confounding string of surprises and deceptions. People close to Megan turn up dead. Others remain too terrified to talk. And soon the conspiracy of silence leads Raker towards a forest on the edge of the city. A place with a horrifying past as the hunting ground for a twisted serial killer. A place known as the Dead Tracks"-- Provided by publisher.


Dark asylum / E.S. Thomson.

cover imageWhen the principal physician for Angel Meadow Asylum is found brutally murdered, Jem Flockhart and Will Quatermain pursue the story through the darkest corners of London. From the depths of a notorious rookery, to brothels, gallows, graveyards and the convict fleet, Jem and Will find themselves caught up in a web of dark secrets and hidden identities.


Smoke and mirrors : a Miss Barnum mystery / Casey Daniels.

cover image"Evie Barnum is in the employ of her brother, Phineas T. Barnum, at his American museum -- a place teeming with curious scientific specimens and human wonder. In her unique workplace, Evie hopes she can bury her secrets. So when Andrew Emerson, an old friend, shows up at the museum, begging for her help, Evie does all she can to stay away. The next time she sees Andrew, he's dead in front of the exhibit of the Feejee Mermaid. Suspicion for the murder falls on Jeffrey Hollister, also known as the Lizard Man of Borneo. But Jeffrey goes missing, and Evie is determined to solve the mystery of her friend's murder, even if it brings her face-to-face with her past..." -- From publisher's description.


Headhunter : a Steve Flynn thriller / Nick Oldham.

cover image"Wanted for murder, former marine and disgraced ex-cop Steve Flynn finds himself on the run, alone and without resources, driven only by a burning desire to avenge himself on the men who murdered his girlfriend. Flynn is a force to be reckoned with--but he's up against a powerful and ruthless enemy in Viktor Bashkim, head of a violent mafia gang with a disturbingly long reach. Flynn knows that Viktor will not stop until he is dead--so Flynn must reach Bashkin first. Following a trail across the Mediterranean, Flynn embarks on a cat-and-mouse game that can only end in sudden, violent death. But is he being led into a lethal trap?"--book jacket


Havana blue / Leonardo Padura ; translated from the Spanish by Peter Bush.

cover imageLieutenant Mario Conde is suffering from a terrible New Year's Eve hangover. Though it's the middle of a weekend, he is asked to urgently investigate the mysterious disappearance of Rafael Morin, a high-level business manager in the Cuban nomenklatura. Conde remembered Morin from their student days: good-looking, brilliant, a "reliable comrade'' who always got what he wanted, including Tamara, the girl Conde was after. But Rafael Morin's exemplary rise from a poor barrio and picture-perfect life hides more than one suspicious episode worthy of investigation. While pursuing the case in a decaying but adored Havana, Conde confronts his lost love for Tamara and the dreams and illusions of his generation.


Chasing the dead / Tim Weaver.

cover image"Missing persons investigator David Raker's heartstopping hunt for a mother's vanished son--book one of Tim Weaver's international bestselling mystery series One year ago, Alex Towne's body was found. One month ago, his mother saw him on the street. One week ago, David Raker agreed to look for him. Now he wishes he hadn't. Mary Towne's son, Alex, went missing six years ago. Five years later he finally turned up--as a corpse in a car wreck. Missing persons investigator David Raker doesn't want the work: it's clearly a sad but hopeless case of mistaken identity brought to him by a woman unable to let go of her son. But haunted by a loss of his own, he reluctantly agrees. As Raker digs deeper, he discovers that Alex's life was not the innocent one his mother believed. Buried in his past are secrets that were never meant to be found--and dark, dangerous men willing to kill to protect them"-- Provided by publisher.


Mrs. Jeffries rights a wrong / Emily Brightwell.

cover image"Mrs. Jeffries is back in the New York Times bestselling Victorian Mytery series, perfect for fans of Downton Abbey. Thomas Mundy checks in to London's Wrexley Hotel, but he never checks out. The maid finds him on the floor of his room, bludgeoned to death by his own walking stick. Inspector Witherspoon is soon on the case and learns Mundy had a reputation for being polite, charming, and diligent--an unlikely victim for such a violent crime. But Mrs. Jeffries and the household staff uncover that Mundy was less an amiable businessman and more a duplicitous con man with enemies on both sides of the Atlantic. Now Witherspoon and his staff must determine who on their lengthy list of suspects had the motive to put Mundy in the red. A Mrs. Jeffries Mystery She keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon. and keeps him on his toes. Everyone's awed by his Scotland Yard successes--but they don't know about his secret weapon. No matter how messy the murder or how dirty the deed, Mrs. Jeffries' polished detection skills are up to the task. proving that behind every great man there's a woman--and that a crimesolver's work is never done"-- Provided by publisher.


X Marks the Scot / Kaitlyn Dunnett.

cover imageAfter she hires an archivist to help her research a treasure map that she found at the Chadwick estate in Moosetookalook, Maine, Scottish Emporium owner Lisa MacCrimmon is horrified when the archivist is murdered, and takes it upon herself to find the killer.


A lady in shadows : a Madeleine Karno mystery / Lene KaaberbĂžl ; translated by Elisabeth Dyssegaard.

cover image"New York Times bestselling author Lene KaaberbĂžl returns with her beloved protagonist Madeleine Karno--an ambitious young woman who shatters the confines of nineteenth century France as she struggles to become the first female forensic pathologist and hunt down what appears to be a Jack the Ripper copycat. On June 2nd, 1894, in the wake of President Marie Francois Sadi Carnot's assassination, France descends into chaos and riots in the streets of Varbourg. Many lives are lost in the mayhem, but when one lady of the night is found murdered with brutal incisions and no sign of a struggle, it is clear something is amiss. Madeleine Karno, the tenacious protagonist from Doctor Death, must ask herself the terrifying question: Do they have their very own Jack the Ripper in France? Madeleine is no stranger to cases such as this. Though she is a woman in forensic pathology (a career that is considered unseemly even for a man), her recent work with a string of mysterious deaths has earned her some semblance of respect--she has even become the first female student to gain admission to the University of Varbourg. But there's only so much her physiology courses can do to help her uncover the mysteries of a mad scientist's brutal murders. Madeleine must do whatever it takes--investigate the darkest corners of the city and even work under cover--to track down a murderer at large. But if there's one thing the press has right about "Mademoiselle Death," it's this: it takes a woman to find a killer of women"-- Provided by publisher.


Nightblind : a thriller / Ragnar Jonasson ; translated by Quentin Bates.

cover image"Chilling, and complex, Nightblind is an extraordinary thriller from undeniable new talent Ragnar Jonasson. Ari ThĂłr Arason: a local policeman, whose tumultuous past and uneasy relationships with the villagers in an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland--where no one locks their doors--continue to haunt him. The peace of this close-knit community is shattered by the murder of a policeman--shot at point-blank range in the dead of night in a deserted house. With a killer on the loose and the dark arctic winter closing in, it falls to Ari ThĂłr to piece together a puzzle that involves tangled local politics, a compromised new mayor, and a psychiatric ward in Reykjavik where someone is being held against their will. Then a mysterious young woman moves to the area, on the run from something she dares not reveal, and it becomes all too clear that tragic events from the past are weaving a sinister spell that may threaten them all."-- Provided by publisher


Let darkness bury the dead : a Murdoch mystery / Maureen Jennings.

cover imageIt is November 1917. Initially, in the loyal Dominion of Canada, people are mostly eager to support the Motherland and fight for the Empire, but the carnage is horrendous and with enforced conscription, the enthusiasm for war is dimming. William Murdoch is a widower, a senior detective who, thanks to the new temperance laws, spends his time tracking down bootleggers and tipplers. As we enter the story, Jack, Murdoch's estranged son, now twenty-one, has returned from France after being wounded and gassed at the Battle of Passchendaele. The night after Jack arrives home, a young man is found stabbed to death in the impoverished area of Toronto known as the Ward. Soon after, Murdoch has to deal with a tragic suicide, also a young man. Two more murders follow in quick succession. The only common denominator is that all of the men were exempted from conscription. Increasingly worried that Jack knows more than he is letting on, Murdoch must solve these crimes before more innocents lose their lives-- Adapted from Amazon.com.


Vanished / Tim Weaver.

cover image"Missing persons investigator David Raker's race to find a man who disappeared during his morning commute--book three of Tim Weaver's international bestselling mystery series For millions of Londoners, the morning of December 17 is just like any other. But not for Sam Wren. An hour after leaving home, he gets onto a tube train--and never gets off again. No eyewitnesses. No trace of him on security cameras. Six months later, he's still missing. Out of options and desperate for answers, Sam's wife Julia hires David Raker to track him down. Raker has made a career out of finding the lost. He knows how they think. And, in missing person cases, the only certainty is that everyone has something to hide. But in this case the secrets go deeper than anyone imagined. As Raker starts to suspect that even the police are lying to him, it becomes clear that someone is watching. Someone who knows what happened on the tube that day. And, with Raker in his sights, he'll do anything to keep Sam's secrets to himself"-- Provided by publisher.


The importance of being urnest / Sandra Balzo.

cover image"The choice of an antique silver coffee urn as the final resting place for elderly Celeste Bouchard's ashes might seem a cruel joke. After all, the wealthy boutique owner was taken ill and died while daughter Hannah was off having lattes at Uncommon Grounds. But Maggy Thorsen, the coffeehouse's owner, has more pressing things on her mind: a jail break and subsequent shoot-out has forced her main squeeze, Sheriff Jake Pavlik, to take refuge with her. And Maggy has a serious decision to make: marriage or not? And with an escaped convict still on the loose, Maggy suddenly has a difficult and dangerous puzzle to solve."--from Amazon.com.


Hark the herald angels slay / Vicki Delany.

cover imageIn Rudolph, Christmas in July heralds Santa's arrival by boat to begin his summer vacation at the lake, and Merry Wilkinson, owner of Mrs. Claus's Treasures, is looking forward to a busy weekend. But she's caught off guard when her ex-fiancé, Max Folger, unexpectedly arrives with a team from a lifestyle magazine wanting to do a feature on the July festivities. It's clear that Max's visit has less to do with business and more to do with winning back Merry's heart. Merry has too much on her plate to deal with an old flame, but when Max is found strangled to death in Mrs. Claus's Treasures, she must find out who wanted him dead;and stop a killer from ruining the summer holiday cheer.


Nail's crossing : a novel / Kris Lackey.

cover imageTribal Lighthorse policeman Bill Maytubby and county deputy Hannah Bond discover a body in a remote area of Oklahoma, and set out to investigate her murder and recreate her last days. Maytubby and Bond crisscross Oklahoma, meeting a myriad of characters and suspects. Maytubby travels to Louisiana, and uncovers a potential conspiracy. He and Bond eventually reunite in the Chickasaw Nation for a final face-off at Nail's Crossing.


The women of Baker Street / Michelle Birkby.

cover imageAs Sherlock and Watson return from the famous Hound of the Baskervilles case, Mrs Hudson and Mary must face their own Hound, in the swirling fog of Victorian London ... When Mrs Hudson falls ill, she is taken into a private ward at St Barts hospital. Perhaps it is her over-active imagination, or her penchant for sniffing out secrets, but as she lies in her bed, slowly recovering, she finds herself surrounded by patients who all have some skeletons in their closets. A higher number of deaths than usual seem to occur on this ward. On her very first night, Mrs Hudson believes she witnesses a murder. But was it real, or just smoke and mirrors? Mary Watson meanwhile has heard about young boys disappearing across London, and is determined to find them and reunite them with their families. As the women's investigations collide in unexpected ways, a gruesome discovery in Regent's Park leads them on to a new, terrifying case.


The house at Baker Street / Michelle Birkby.

cover imageWhen Sherlock Holmes turns down the case of persecuted Laura Shirley, Mrs Hudson, the landlady of Baker Street, and Mary Watson resolve to take on the investigation themselves. From the kitchen of 221b, the two women begin their inquiries and enlist the assistance of the Baker Street Irregulars and the infamous Irene Adler. A trail of clues leads them to the darkest corners of Whitechapel, where the feared Ripper supposedly still stalks. They discover Laura Shirley is not the only woman at risk as it rapidly becomes apparent that the lives of many others are in danger too. As Mrs Hudson and Mary Watson put together the pieces of an increasingly complicated puzzle, the investigation becomes bigger than either of them could ever have imagined. Can they solve the case or are they just pawns in a much larger game? It is time for Mrs Hudson and Mary Watson to emerge from the shadows and stand in the spotlight. Readers will discover that these two women are resourceful, intelligent and fearless, with a determination to help those in need.


Buried bones / Carolyn Haines.

cover imageSouthern belle-turned-private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney struggles to cope with her antebellum Delta estate's local ghost, and with Lawrence Ambrose's dinner party, a lavish occasion that ends in murder.


Boundary waters : a novel / William Kent Krueger.

cover imageFormer sheriff Cork O'Connor is hired to find a friend's daughter, a country-western singer missing in the wilds of Minnesota. O'Connor discovers FBI agents and a gangster from a casino are also looking for the woman, but they won't say why.


Strip Jack / Ian Rankin.

cover imageInspector Rebus investigates the disappearance of a member of Parliament's wife after her husband was caught in a police raid on an Edinburgh brothel.


The black book / Ian Rankin.

cover imageInspector Rebus of the Edinburgh police has a busy time. A deported child molester is back in town, a stabbing victim refuses to say who attacked him, and last but not least the gun he bought turns out to be a murder weapon.


Homicide for the holidays / Cheryl Honigford.

cover imageA hidden key that opens a drawer locked for the past eight years, a mysterious envelope filled with cash, and a threatening note... none of this is what rising radio star Vivian Witchell expects to find in her late father's office. But when Vivian stumbles into trouble, she hardly knows how to steer herself back to safety. With the handsome and maddeningly practical private detective Charlie Haverman at her side, Vivian spends the holiday season uncovering the details of the last weeks of her father's life, following a sinister trail of clues that leads her directly to one of the most notorious mob bosses of all time, Al Capone.


Easy errors : a Posadas County mystery / Steven F. Havill.

cover imageThe 22nd Posadas County Mystery, is a prequel to the prequel of the series, One Perfect Shot. It explores the younger Gastner, introduces Sheriff Eduardo Salcido, and traces the development of series stalwarts. When the first Posadas County mystery, Heartshot, published in 1991, Bill Gastner was the county Undersheriff. Over time Bill became Sheriff, then retired, and Robert Torrez took over the top spot. But what were Torrez's first days as a rookie officer like? Terrible! It's 1986. Undersheriff Bill Gastner is enjoying his usual insomnia alone inside his old adobe when jolted by a horrendous noise. Dreading what he will find, he hastens to the nearby interstate exit where a violent crash has occurred. Not only is the vehicle that struck the support pillars totaled and the driver and a passenger crushed inside, a dead boy has been ejected. As the appalled Gastner recognizes the youth and swings into action, the first deputy to join him at the scene is rookie Robert Torrez, the department's newest hire. Before Gastner can head him off, Torrez sees that the boy is his spirited younger brother. And the girl crushed inside the SUV is a younger sister. The driver of the Suburban, also dead, is the assistant District Attorney's teenaged son. Two local family tragedies. A shaken couple reports that when the Suburban, careening at nearly 100 miles an hour, passed them on the interstate, activity inside hinted at its occupants' panic. Were the three dead kids running from someone-or something-rather than speeding? Further investigation reveals that a fourth teen should have been in the vehicle, but is now missing. Where had the four kids been? And why? It appears they'd lied to their parents. Following his usual meticulous procedure, Gastner traces the vehicle's path to a remote canyon with attractive caves. The discovery he makes there balloons the case and introduces possible murder. Yet with a lack of witnesses hampering Sheriff Salcido, Gastner, Torrez, and other deputies, errors working the case can too easily be made.


Deadly cure : a novel / Lawrence Goldstone.

cover image"In 1899, in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Noah Whitestone is called urgently to his wealthy neighbor's house to treat a five-year-old boy with a shocking set of symptoms. When the child dies suddenly later that night, Noah is accused by the boy's regular physician -- the powerful and politically connected Dr. Arnold Frias -- of prescribing a lethal dose of laudanum. To prove his innocence, Noah must investigate the murder -- for it must be murder -- and confront the man whom he is convinced is the real killer. His investigation leads him to a reporter for a muckraking magazine and a beautiful radical editor who are convinced that a secret, experimental drug from Germany has caused the death of at least five local children, and possibly many more. By degrees, Noah is drawn into a dangerous world of drugs, criminals, and politics, which threatens not just his career but also his life." -- From publisher's description.



Fools' river / Timothy Hallinan.

cover image"The two most difficult days in Bangkok writer Poke Rafferty's life begin with an emergency visit from Edward Dell, the almost-boyfriend of his teenage daughter, Maiow. The boy's father, Buddy, a late-middle-aged womanizer who has moved to Bangkok for happy hunting, has disappeared, and money is being siphoned out of his bank and credit card accounts. It soon becomes apparent that Buddy is in the hands of a pair of killers who prey on Bangkok's "sexpats"; when the accounts are empty, he'll be found, like a dozen others, floating facedown in a Bangkok canal with a weighted cast on his unbroken leg. His money is already almost gone. Over forty-eight frantic hours, Poke does everything he can to work the case before it's too late for him to do any good"-- Provided by publisher.


Dead of winter / Wendy Corsi Staub.

cover imageIn Valley View, a small town populated by mediums, a superstitious killer is on the prowl and gunning for Bella Jordan, who witnessed one of his body dumps, and the whole town must come together to stop the murderer before he strikes again.


Killing pace : a mystery / Douglas Schofield.

cover image"Engrossing...It's a tribute to criminal lawyer Schofield's persuasive powers that his characters, procedural elements, and atmosphere are convincing enough to keep those pages turning without logic getting in the way." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Time of Departure In Killing Pace , Douglas Schofield, author of Time of Departure and Storm Rising, delivers a heart-pounding tale set in Everglade City, Florida and Sicily, Italy with three important questions: Where am I'... How did I get here'... and most importantly... Who am I? It's been two months since Lisa Green crawled barefoot and bleeding out of a terrible car accident. Her boyfriend Roland has been nursing her back to health under close watch. Lisa has amnesia. They both know that, but only Lisa knows that she hasn't lost her ability to reason. And reason tells her that she is not Roland's girlfriend. She is his prisoner. Gradually, Lisa remembers training and skills that she didn't know she had and is able to make her escape. When a sheriff's deputy finds her, she tells him she wants to report a missing person: herself. What follows is a high-octane international chase, which involves US Border Control, the Sicilian mafia, and a shadowy organization specializing in trafficking infants taken from Syrian refugees and made available for adoption to wealthy American couples. Lisa, whose real name is Laura Pace, must figure out who she can trust and how to stay alive.


The sorcerer's appendix / P.J. Brackston.

cover imageWhen Gretel from the popular children's tale--now all grown up and working as a private investigator--takes on the case of a missing sorcerer, she doesn't realize that it will take her into the heart of the deep, dark woods, and face to face with an old enemy. Set in 1776 Bavaria.


Trespass / Anthony J. Quinn.

cover image"Detective Celcius Daly is investigating the abduction of a boy by a group of travelers already under investigation for smuggling and organized crime. As he digs into the child's background, he discovers a family secret linked to an unsolved crime during The Troubles--the disappearance of a young woman and her baby. Daly's investigation shakes loose some harrowing truths about the lawlessness of Northern Ireland's border country. Undergoing an internal investigation over his handling of the search for IRA spy Daniel Hegarty, Daly soon finds himself entangled in a vigilante mission, discovering just how far a group of outsiders will go to find their own justice."--Amazon.com.


A season to lie / Emily Littlejohn.

cover imageOn a cold dark night in February, as a blizzard shrieks through Cedar Valley, police officer and new mother Gemma Monroe responds to an anonymous report of a prowler at the local private high school, The Valley Academy. In her idyllic Colorado small town, Gemma expects the call was just a prank by a bored teenager. But there in the snow lies the savaged body of a man whose presence in town was meant to be a secret. And a disturbing message left by his killer promises more death to come.


The vineyard victims / by Ellen Crosby.

cover image"When Jamison Vaughn --Virginia real estate mogul, vineyard owner, and failed US presidential candidate --drives his gold SUV into a stone pillar at the entrance to Montgomery Estate Vineyard, Lucie Montgomery is certain the crash was deliberate. But everyone else in town is equally sure that Jamie must have lost control of the SUV on a rain-slicked country road. In spite of being saddled with massive campaign debts from the election, Jamie is seemingly the man with the perfect life. What possible reason could he have for committing suicide? Lucie soon uncovers a connection between Vaughn, his old friends (an elite group of academics), and a twenty-five year old murder of a brilliant PhD student. It turns out that this group all had motives for wanting the scientist dead, but that they were freed from suspicion when a handyman was arrested and convicted of the crime. But the more Lucie digs, the more convinced she becomes that this could be a case of wrongful conviction --possibly even a set-up. Lucie realizes she has now put herself in danger from someone who doesn't want her investigating Webb's death. She must work to solve two murders--one decades-old, one that proves intensely personal to Lucie --before someone silences her... for good"-- Provided by publisher.


City of lies / Victoria Thompson.

cover image"An exciting new series featuring woman-on-the-run Elizabeth Miles--from the beloved national bestselling author of the Gaslight Mysteries. Every woman plays a part--but some are more dangerous than others ... Like most women, Elizabeth Miles assumes many roles; unlike most, hers have made her a woman on the run. Living on the edge of society, Elizabeth uses her guile to relieve so-called respectable men of their ill-gotten gains. But brutal and greedy entrepreneur Oscar Thornton is out for blood. He's lost a great deal of money and is not going to forgive a woman for outwitting him. With his thugs hot on her trail, Elizabeth seizes the moment to blend in with a group of women who have an agenda of their own. She never expects to like or understand these privileged women, but she soon comes to respect their intentions, forming an unlikely bond with the wealthy matriarch of the group whose son, Gideon, is the rarest of species--an honest man in a dishonest world. Elizabeth knows she's playing a risky game, and her deception could be revealed at any moment, possibly even by sharp-eyed Gideon. Nor has she been forgotten by Thornton, who's biding his time, waiting to strike. Elizabeth must draw on her wits and every last ounce of courage she possesses to keep her new life from being cut short by this vicious shadow from her past"-- Provided by publisher.


Even if it kills her : a Bailey Weggins mystery / Kate White.

cover imageA friend from college asks Bailey for help solving the murder of her family, leading to an investigation that uncovers shocking secrets about the victims.


Beau death : a Peter Diamond investigation / Peter Lovesey.

cover image"In the seventeenth installment in Peter Lovesey's timeless British detective series, Peter Diamond digs deep into Bath history to ferret out the secrets of one of its most famous (and scandalous) icons: Richard "Beau" Nash, who might have been the victim of a centuries-old murder. Bath, England: A wrecking crew is demolishing a row of townhouses in order to build a grocery store when they uncover a skeleton in one of the attics. The dead man is wearing authentic 1760s garb and on the floor next to it is a white tricorn hat--the ostentatious signature accessory of Beau Nash, one of Bath's most famous historical men-about-town, a fashion icon and incurable rake who, some say, ended up in a pauper's grave. Or did the Beau actually end up in a townhouse attic? The Beau Nash Society will be all in a tizzy when the truth is revealed to them. Chief Inspector Peter Diamond, who has been assigned to identify the remains, begins to fantasize about turning Nash scholarship on its ear. But one of his constables is stubbornly insisting the corpse can't be Nash's--the non-believer threatens to spoil Diamond's favorite theory, especially when he offers some pretty irrefutable evidence. Is Diamond on a historical goose chase? Should he actually be investigating a much more modern murder?"-- Provided by publisher.


The exile / James Patterson with Alison Joseph.

cover image"Ex-cop Finn O'Grady hasn't been home in years. In Kilmeaden, Ireland, his ex-lover-- the woman he swore to protect-- is convinced an ancient curse has put her and her son in deadly danger. O'Grady has seen too much evil on earth to believe in the supernatural. And then the killing starts...." -- Back cover.


Three days and a life / Pierre Lemaitre ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne.

cover image"In 1999, in the small provincial town of Beauval, France, twelve-year-old Antoine Courtin accidentally kills a young neighbor boy in the woods near his home. Panicked, he conceals the body and to his relief--and ongoing shame--he is never suspected of any connection to the child's disappearance. But the boy's death continues to haunt him, shaping his life in unseen ways. More than a decade later, Antoine is living in Paris, now a young doctor with a fiancée and a promising future. On a rare trip home to the town he hates and fears, Antoine thoughtlessly sleeps with a beautiful young woman from his past. She shows up pregnant at his doorstep in Paris a few months later, insisting that they marry, but Antoine refuses. Meanwhile, the newly discovered body of Antoine's childhood victim means that the case has been reopened, and all of his old fears rush back. Then the young woman's father threatens Antoine with a paternity test--which would almost certainly match the DNA found on the dead child's body. Will Antoine finally be forced to confront his crime? And what is he prepared to do to keep his secrets buried in the past?"-- Provided by publisher.


The body in the casket : a Faith Fairchild mystery / Katherine Hall Page.

cover image"The inimitable Faith Fairchild returns in a chilling New England whodunit, inspired by the best Agatha Christie mysteries and with hints of the timeless board game Clue. For most of her adult life, resourceful caterer Faith Fairchild has called the sleepy Massachusetts village of Aleford home. While the native New Yorker has come to know the region well, she isn't familiar with Havencrest, a privileged enclave, until the owner of Rowan House, a secluded sprawling Arts and Crafts mansion, calls her about catering a weekend house party. Producer/director of a string of hit musicals, Max Dane--a Broadway legend--is throwing a lavish party to celebrate his seventieth birthday. At the house as they discuss the event, Faith's client makes a startling confession. "I didn't hire you for your cooking skills, fine as they may be, but for your sleuthing ability. You see, one of the guests wants to kill me." Faith's only clue is an ominous birthday gift the man received the week before--an empty casket sent anonymously containing a twenty-year-old Playbill from Max's last, and only failed, production--Heaven or Hell. Consequently, Max has drawn his guest list for the party from the cast and crew. As the guests begin to arrive one by one, and an ice storm brews overhead, Faith must keep one eye on the menu and the other on her host to prevent his birthday bash from becoming his final curtain call. Full of delectable recipes, brooding atmosphere, and Faith's signature biting wit, The Body in the Casket is a delightful thriller that echoes the beloved mysteries of Agatha Christie and classic films such as Murder by Death and Deathtrap"-- Provided by publisher.


Heaven's crooked finger : an Earl Marcus mystery / Hank Early.

cover imageEarl Marcus thought he had left the mountains of Georgia behind forever, and with them, the painful memories of a childhood spent under the fundamentalist rule of his father RJ's church--a church built on fear, penance, and the twisting, writhing mass of snakes. But then an ominous photo of RJ is delivered to Earl's home. The photograph is dated long after his father's burial, and there's no doubt that the man in the picture is very much alive.


Unholy city : a Claire Codella mystery / Carrie Smith.

cover imageWhen a senior churchwarden is found murdered in the herb garden of his Manhattan church, detectives Claire Codella and Brian Haggerty set aside their differences to identify a killer among several possible suspects.


Murder in the Lincoln White House / C.M. Gleason.

cover imageAbraham Lincoln's inauguration has an unexpected hitch: murder. Fortunately, former frontier scout Adam Quinn is there to investigate.


A deadly Ă©clair / Daryl Wood Gerber.

cover imageThe owner of a Napa Valley inn comes under suspicion when her business partner is murdered.


Much ado about murder / Elizabeth J. Duncan.

cover imageWhen the up-and-coming new British director for the Catskills Shakespeare Theater Company's production of "Much Ado About Nothing" is found dead, a presumed suicide, costume designer Charlotte Fairfax investigates.



Aunt Dimity's Christmas / Nancy Atherton.

cover imageLady sleuth Lori Shepard, an American who is living in an English village, finds a collapsed stranger on her doorstep. She joins a handsome priest to search for the man's identity, a search which takes her from a homeless shelter to an insane asylum. By the author of Aunt Dimity Digs In.


Parting shot / Linwood Barclay.

cover image"If you made a mistake that took someone's life, you'd remember it ... wouldn't you? After a tragedy rocks the community of Promise Falls, Cal Weaver is asked to investigate the threats being made to the accused's family. He's heard all about it on the news: the young man who drank too much, stole a Porsche and killed a girl, and who claimed afterwards not to remember a single thing. The whole town is outraged that he got off lightly, but for reasons Cal can't explain, he accepts the job. Then Cal finds himself caught up in a vicious revenge plot, chasing someone set on delivering retribution. In Cal's experience, it's only ever a matter of time before threats turn into action ... A gripping thriller packed with scandal, from the master of the twist you never saw coming."-- Provided by publisher.


Lost luggage / Wendall Thomas.

cover image"Cyd Redondo, a young, third-generation Brooklyn travel agent who specializes in senior citizens, has never ventured farther than New Jersey. Yet even Jersey proves risky when her Travel Agents' Convention fling, Roger Claymore, leaves her weak in the knees--and everywhere else--then sneaks out of her Atlantic City hotel room at three a.m. Back in Brooklyn, when she reads about smugglers stopped at JFK with skinks in their socks or monkeys down their pants, she never imagines she will join their ranks. But days after the pet store owner next door to Redondo Travel is poisoned, Cyd wins a free safari. Her boss, Uncle Ray, wants to cash it in for computers, but Cyd is determined to go. When Roger turns up at the Redondo clan's door, Cyd invites him along as her "plus one." And just like that she is thrown heels-first into the bizarre and sinister world of international animal smuggling."-- Provided by publisher.


The glamorous dead / Suzanne Gates.

cover image"Set in the dream factory of the 1940s, this glittering debut novel follows a young Hollywood hopeful into a star-studded web of scandal, celebrity, and murder... The chipped pink nail polish is a dead giveaway-- no pun intended. When a human thumb is discovered near a Hollywood nightclub, it doesn't take long for the police to identify its owner. Miss Penny Harp would recognize that pink anywhere: it belongs to her best friend, Rosemary. And so does the rest of the body buried beneath it. Rosemary, with the beauty and talent, who stood out from all other extras on the Paramount lot. She was the one whose name was destined for a movie marquee-- not for the obituaries. And for an extra twist, now an LAPD detective thinks Penny is the one who killed her... Penny is determined to prove her innocence-- with a little help from an unlikely ally, the world-famous queen of film noir, Barbara Stanwyck. Penny met "Stany" on the set of Paramount's classic comedy, 'The Lady Eve,' where the star took an instant liking to her. With Stany's powerful connections and no-nonsense style, she has no trouble following clues out of the studio backlot, from the Los Angeles morgue to the Zanzibar Room to the dark, winding streets of Beverly Hills. But there's something Penny isn't telling her famous partner in crime solving: a not-so-glamorous secret that could lead them to Rosemary's killer-- or send Penny to the electric chair..."--Amazon.com.


The last day of Emily Lindsey / Nic Joseph.

cover imageA bone-chilling novel about a woman found holding a hunting knife, covered in blood that is not her own, who communicates with a single, ominous drawing, and the man who must get inside her head to solve a mystery without a crime. Detective Steven Paul has had the same nightmare for as long as he can remember, a strange symbol figuring prominently into his terror. He decided long ago that the recurring dreams are nothing more than an unfortunate side effect of his often traumatic profession. Until, that is, he's assigned to the case of Emily Lindsey, the beautiful, elusive, and controversial blogger found alone, who can't possibly know the symbol from his nightmares... unless she does.


Friends and traitors / John Lawton.

cover image"It is 1958. Chief Superintendent Frederick Troy of Scotland Yard, newly promoted after good service during Nikita Khrushchev's visit to Britain, is not looking forward to a Continental trip with his older brother, Rod. Rod was too vain to celebrate being fifty so instead takes his entire family on "the Grand Tour" for his fifty-first birthday: Paris, Siena, Florence, Vienna, Amsterdam. Restaurants, galleries and concert halls. But Frederick Troy never gets to Amsterdam. After a concert in Vienna he is approached by an old friend whom he has not seen for years--Guy Burgess, a spy for the Soviets, who says something extraordinary: "I want to come home." Troy dumps the problem on MI5 who send an agent to de-brief Burgess--but the man is gunned down only yards from the embassy, and after that, the whole plan unravels with alarming speed and Troy finds himself a suspect. As he fights to prove his innocence, Troy finds that Burgess is not the only ghost who returns to haunt him"-- Provided by publisher.


On Beulah Height / Reginald Hill.

cover imageThree little girls, one by one, had vanished from the farming village of Dendale. Superintendent Andy Dalziel, a young detective in those days, never found their bodies--or the person who snatched them. Then the valley where Dendale stood was flooded to create a reservoir, and the town itself ceased to be, except in Dalziel's memory. Twelve years later, a drought and dropping water table have brought Dendale's ruins into view. And a little girl has gone missing from a nearby village. Helped by Chief Inspector Peter Pascoe, Dalziel has a second chance to uncover the secrets of a drowned valley. And now the identity of a killer rests on what one child saw, and what another, now grown, fears with all her heart to remember.


Protocol / Kathleen Valenti.

cover image"Freshly minted college graduate Maggie O'Malley embarks on a career fueled by professional ambition and a desire to escape the past. As a pharmaceutical researcher, she's determined to save lives from the shelter of her lab. But on her very first day she's pulled into a world of uncertainty. Reminders appear on her phone for meetings she's never scheduled with people she's never met. People who end up dead. With help from her best friend, Maggie discovers the victims on her phone are connected to each other and her new employer. She soon unearths a treacherous plot that threatens her mission--and her life"--Publisher's website.


Murder under the fig tree : a Palestine mystery / Kate Jessica Raphael.

cover image"Hamas has taken power in Palestine, and the Israeli government is rounding up threats. When Palestinian policewoman Rania Bakara finds herself thrown in prison, though she has never been part of Hamas, her friend Chloe flies in from San Francisco to get her out. Chloe begs an Israeli policeman named Benny for help--and Benny offers Rania a way out: investigate the death of a young man in a village near her own. The young man's neighbors believe the Israeli army killed him; Benny believes his death might not have been so honorable. Initially, Rania refuses; she has no interest in helping the Israelis. But she is released anyway, and returns home to find herself without a job and suspected of being a traitor. Searching for redemption, she launches an investigation into the young man's death that draws her into a Palestinian gay scene she never knew existed. With Chloe and her Palestinian Australian lover as guides, Rania explores a Jerusalem gay bar, meets with a lesbian support group, and plunges deep into the victim's world, forcing her to question her beliefs about love, justice, and cultural identity"--Publisher's description.


The trickster's lullaby / Barbara Fradkin.

cover imageAmanda Doucette's cross-Canada charity tour is in for a cold snap when she organizes a winter camping trip for inner-city young people in the stunning setting of the Laurentian Mountains. With a view to bridging cultural divides, she brings along a mixture of Canadian-born and immigrant youth. Trouble begins when two of the teenagers disappear into the wilderness during the night: Luc, a French/English-Canadian with a history of drug use, and Yasmina, an adventurous young woman from Iraq who dreams of becoming a human rights lawyer. Although frantic, their parents are strangely secretive amid suspicions of drug use and forbidden romance. But when a local farmer turns up dead and terrorist material is found on Luc's computer, the dangers turn deadly.


The naturalist / Andrew Mayne.

cover imageProfessor Theo Cray is trained to see patterns where others see chaos. So when mutilated bodies found deep in the Montana woods leave the cops searching blindly for clues, Theo sees something they missed. Something unnatural. Something only he can stop.


The deep dark descending / Allen Eskens.

cover image"Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife's death, even when he believed that a reckless hit and run driver was the cause. But when he learns that in fact she was murdered, he devotes himself to hunting down her killers. Most of his life he had thought of himself as a decent man. But now he's so consumed with thoughts of retribution that he questions whether he will take that last step and enact the vengeance he longs for. On a frozen lake near the US-Canadian border, he wrestles with a decision that could change his life forever, as his hatred threatens to turn him into the kind of person he has spent a career bringing to justice"-- Provided by publisher.


A hunt in winter : a Joe Swallow mystery / Conor Brady.

cover image"In Dublin, newly promoted detective inspector Joe Swallow's life looks to be taking a turn for the better. In addition to his promotion, he's settled into a comfortable arrangement with his landlady and paramour, Maria Walsh--that is, until his newfound peace is chaotically uprooted when a series of violent attacks against women lead to an outbreak of panic and fear. Swallow is drawn into the chase for a vicious serial murderer down Dublin's dark alleys, and things on the home front are about to change in an unexpected way"--From publisher description.


Ash and bones / Mike Thomas.

cover imageAt a squalid flat near the Cardiff docks, an early morning police raid goes catastrophically wrong when the police aren't the only unexpected guests. A plain clothes officer is shot dead at point blank range, the original suspect is left in a coma. The killer, identity unknown, slips away. Young and inexperienced, Will MacReady starts his first day on the CID. With the city in shock and the entire force reeling, he is desperate to help -- but unearths truths that lead the team down an increasingly dark path.


Dark traces / by Martin Steyn ; [translation, Martin Steyn].

cover imageThey find her decomposing body in the veld. A teenager. She was raped and tortured for days. She was hanged. She wasn't the first. The South African Police Service's Warrant Officer Jan Magson, estranged from his son and still grieving for his wife, is assigned to the case. He has to look the mothers and fathers in the eye. He has to answer their questions. And he can't. Headlines question the police's ability to protect the community from this evil. A newspaper prints a mother's heart-wrenching letter to the killer. A father offers a substantial reward. And every time another lead reaches a dead end, Magson finds himself looking down at another dead girl, wondering how he's going to make it through the dark traces of yet another night, alone, a service gun at his side.


A crime of passion fruit / Ellie Alexander.

cover image"Jules Capshaw is trying to keep her cool as Torte gets set to make its transformation from quaint, local confectionary café to royal pastry palace. Meanwhile, Jules's estranged husband Carlos is making a desperate plea for her to come aboard his cruise ship and dazzle everyone with her signature sweets. She may be skeptical about returning to her former nautical life with Carlos but Jules can't resist an all-expense-paid trip, either. If only she knew that a dead body would find its way onto the itinerary"--Amazon.com.


Too lucky to live / Annie Hogsett.

cover imageThe hot guy arrives first: he's in a crosswalk clutching a bag of groceries while a blonde in a Hummer is learning hard on her horn, sending the man's groceries and white cane flying. How has this woman missed that fact that the man is blind? From the curb, an outraged Allie jumps to his rescue, rebagging the groceries as well.The money is in the bag. Literally- Thomas Bennington III, for that's who the handsome guy proves to be, has bought a MondoMegaJackpot ticket along with canned tomatoes. Allie takes him home and turns his groceries into dinner for two. Later that night, Tom hears the numbers announced. He's won. And he's less than thrilled. PhD Tom had gambled on the odds of losing (175 million to one) to prove a point to Rune, a kid from the projects he's befriended, that only losers buy lottery tickets. Instead, Rune, who'd helped pick the Mondo numbers, will share Tom's jackpot.Allie and Tom grasp two things: one, they're hot for each other, and two, the ticket is a hot target, and now so are they. Every scheming weasel in Cleveland will be after Tom's millions. $550 of them. Yes, once the Mondo ball drops, it's game on with killers and kidnappers as players.Allie and Tom need to get smarter about the threats all around them. On the run from one fancy hotel refuge to another and from one danger moment to the next, with only Allie s feisty landlady, Margo, and a couple of Cleveland cops for back-up, Allie and Tom evolve a strategy. First, turn in the ticket and claim the jackpot. Second, set up accounts to manage the millions. Third, stay alive to the end of the weekif they can.


A place in the wind / Suzanne Chazin.

cover imageDetective Jimmy Vega has his hands full when the disappearance of a teenage girl in upstate New York sets off a powder keg of accusations, bigotry and fear--with deadly results.


Fudge & jury / Ellie Alexander.

cover image"A world-renowned chocolatier has just turned up dead...right after sampling a slice of Jules' decadent four-layer chocolate cake. Now all eyes are on Jules as she tries to find the mysterious ingredient in her own recipe."--Provided by the publisher


A Christmas return : a novel / Anne Perry.

cover imageTis the season of giving--and with this wonderful book, New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry shares a brand-new holiday mystery filled with bygone relationships and hidden secrets. As Charlotte Pitt's grandmother Mariah Ellison finds herself investigating a long-unsolved slaying, it becomes clear that grappling with intrigue and foul play runs in the family. A festive Christmas package left on Mariah's doorstep contains an ominous present, sparking memories of a twenty-year-old murder that shattered her friendship with the victim's widow. Though the gift is a bitter reminder of that tragic time, in the spirit of the season Mariah travels to Surrey in hopes of reconciling with her estranged friend and solving the crime that drove them apart.


Infinite ground / Martin McInnes.

cover image""Stunning--a totally original, surreal mystery shot through with hints of the best of Cesar Aira, Vladimir Nabokov, Angela Carter, and Julio Cortazar. Smart, clever, and honest. I doubt you've read anything quite like it." --Jeff VanderMeer, author of The Southern Reachtrilogy During a sweltering South American summer, a family convenes for dinner at a restaurant. Midway through the meal, Carlos gets up from the table and disappears. An experienced, semi-retired detective takes the case, but what should be a routine investigation becomes something strange, intangible, even sinister. The corporation for which Carlos worked seems to serve no purpose; the staff talk of their missing colleague's alarming, shifting physical symptoms; a forensic scientist uncovers evidence of curious abnormalities in the thriving microorganisms that shared Carlos's body. As the detective re-lives and retraces the missing man's footsteps, the trail leads him away from the city sprawl and deep into the country's rainforest interior. A chilling police procedural that explodes into a dislocating investigation into the nature of reality, Infinite Ground is a luminous, sinister, and wholly original debut"-- Provided by publisher.


Murder on the Toy Town Express : a Vintage Toyshop mystery / Barbara Early.

cover imageLiz McCall has come to love running her father’s vintage toyshop back home in East Aurora, NY, so when the Train and Toy Show comes to town, she’s all aboard for a fun toy-filled weekend. The only hitch is that her childhood bully Craig McFadden, now local business rival, has set up a booth next to hers. But the fun and games are over when Craig falls from the ceiling in a publicity stunt gone wrong. What was initially thought to be a fatal accident proves much more sinister. Pulled into the case by her feelings for both Ken, the police chief, and Jack, her high school sweetheart whose brother is one the prime suspects, Liz dives headfirst into the investigation. But as she digs deeper, she’s shocked to learn her father may have been the intended target.


Weycombe : a novel of suspense / G.M. Malliet.

cover imageWeycombe is the chocolate-box village of everyones dreams. For American Jillian White, a gated life of pleasure and comfort with her titled English husband was a fantasy come true. But the murder of a local estate agent mars the villages so-pretty surface. Are people actually dying to live in Weycombe? Jill investigates, piecing together clues along the snaking paths and winding lanes of her adopted village. She knows truth has many versions, depending on who is doing the telling.


Death by eggnog / Alex Erickson.

cover image"Krissy's been roped into filling in for a sick elf in the local holiday musical extravaganza. With a demanding director, backstage gossip, and two men in fierce competition for the starring role, it isn't all sweetness and Christmas lights. Then a murder puts a stop to the production, and Krissy is faced with a pageant of suspects."-- from Amazon.com


The ghost of Christmas past / Rhys Bowen.

cover image"Semi-retired private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan is suffering from depression after a miscarriage following her adventure in San Francisco during the earthquake of 1906. She and her husband, Daniel, are invited for Christmas at a mansion on the Hudson, and they gratefully accept, expecting a peaceful and relaxing holiday season. Not long after they arrive, however, they start to feel the tension in the house's atmosphere. Then they learn that the host couple's young daughter wandered out into the snow ten years ago and was never seen again. Molly can identify with the mother's pain at never knowing what happened to her child and wants to help, but there is so little to go on. No ransom note. No body ever found. But Molly slowly begins to suspect that the occupants of the house know more than they are letting on. Then, on Christmas Eve, there is a knock at the door and a young girl stands there. 'I'm Charlotte,' she says. 'I've come home'"-- Provided by publisher.


Bryant & May : wild chamber : a peculiar crimes unit mystery / Christopher Fowler.

cover imageDetectives Arthur Bryant and John May are back on the case in this whip-smart and wildly twisting mystery, in which a killer in London's parks is proving to be a most elusive quarry. Helen Forester's day starts like any other: Around seven in the morning, she takes her West Highland terrier for a walk in her street's private garden. But by 7:20 she is dead, strangled yet peacefully laid out on the path, her dog nowhere to be found. The only other person in the locked space is the gardener, who finds the body and calls the police. He expects proper cops to arrive, but what he gets are Bryant, May, and the wily members of the Peculiar Crimes Unit. Before the detectives can make any headway on the case, a second woman is discovered in a public park, murdered in nearly identical fashion. Bryant, recovering from a health scare, delves into the arcane history of London's cherished green spaces, rife with class drama, violence, and illicit passions. But as a devious killer continues to strike, Bryant and May struggle to connect the clues, not quite seeing the forest for the trees. Now they have to think and act fast to save innocent lives, the fate of the city's parks, and the very existence of the PCU.


Ginger snapped : a spice shop mystery / Gail Oust.

cover image"Piper Prescott and Police Chief Wyatt McBride might have gotten off on the wrong foot but, over the past year, their interactions have evolved into a friendship of sorts. And when the body of Shirley Randolph is found floating in a fishing hole, their relationship reaches entirely new territory. Shirley, the town's Realtor of the Year, was also Wyatt's suspected romantic interest, and now the residents of Brandywine Creek are speculating that Wyatt is responsible for her death. As the town council moves to suspend the handsome lawman, Piper springs into action to save his reputation and possibly his freedom. She enlists the aid of her BFF, Reba Mae Johnson, along with Wyatt himself, to help solve the puzzle and find Shirley's real killer. Pointing them toward high-powered real estate tactics and possible affairs, the investigation soon becomes personal when Piper's shop, Spice It Up!, is burglarized, and she's forced off the road late one night, narrowly escaping serious injury. Realizing that she must be close to uncovering the truth, and that the evidence against Wyatt is no longer circumstantial, Piper resorts to drastic measures to prevent a grave miscarriage of justice"-- Provided by publisher.


The secret, book & scone society / Ellery Adams.

cover imageMiracle Springs, North Carolina, is a place of healing. Strangers flock here hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked zcomforty scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. Thats Noras special talentprescribing the perfect novel to ease a persons deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden. When a visiting businessman reaches out to Nora for guidance, she knows exactly which novels will help. But before he can keep their appointment at Miracle Books, hes found dead on the train tracks. Stunned, Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, a group of damaged souls yearning to gain trust and earn redemption by helping others. To join the society, members must divulge their darkest secretthe terrible truth that brought each of them to Miracle Springs in the first place. Determined to uncover the truth behind the businessmans demise, the women meet in Noras cramped and cozy bookstore to share stories and trade support. And as they untangle a web of corruption, they also discover their own courage, purpose, and a sisterhood that will carry them through every challengeproving its never too late to turn the page and start over . . .


Murder in an English village : a Beryl and Edwina mystery / Jessica Ellicott.

cover imageAs friends, the boisterous and brash American Beryl couldn't be less alike than the prim and proper British Edwina. But as sleuths in an England recovering from the Great War, they're the perfect match. 1920: Flying in the face of convention, legendary American adventuress Beryl Helliwell never fails to surprise and shock. The last thing her adoring public would expect is that she craves some peace and quiet. The humdrum hamlet of Walmsley Parva in the English countryside seems just the ticket. And, honestly, until America comes to its senses and repeals Prohibition, Beryl has no intention of returning stateside and subjecting herself to bathtub gin. For over three decades, Edwina Davenport has lived comfortably in Walmsley Parva, but the post-World War I bust has left her in dire financial straits and forced her to advertise for a lodger. When her long-lost school chum Beryl arrives on her doorstep-actually crashes into it in her red motorcar-Edwina welcomes her old friend as her new roommate. But her idyllic hometown has a hidden sinister side, and when the two friends are drawn in, they decide to set up shop as private inquiry agents, helping Edwina to make ends meet and satisfying Beryl's thirst for adventure. Now this odd couple will need to put their heads together to catch a killer-before this sleepy English village becomes their final resting place.


Mrs. Jeffries and the three wise women / Emily Brightwell.

cover image"As the holidays approach, all is merry and bright for Inspector Witherspoon, Mrs. Jeffries, and the staff at Upper Edmonton Gardens...but murder knows no season. MURDER UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR Christopher Gilhaney isn't a popular man, and he proves why once again when he insults every guest at Abigail Chase's Guy Fawkes Night dinner party. When Gilhaney is shot dead under the cover of the night's fireworks, his murder is deemed a robbery gone wrong. But when the case hasn't been solved six weeks later, Inspector Witherspoon is called upon to find the killer--and quickly! With Christmas almost here, Inspector Witherspoon and everyone in his household is upset at the possibility of having to cancel their holiday plans--all to solve a case that seems impossible. Only Luty Belle, Ruth, and Mrs. Goodge refuse to give up and let the crime become a cold case. In fact, the American heiress, the charming next-door neighbor, and the formidable cook use all of their persuasive powers to get the others on board, because these three wise women know justice doesn't take time off for Christmas"-- Provided by publisher.


Cat among the pumpkins / Mandy Morton.

cover imageFeline detective Hettie Bagshot and her sidekick, Tilly, investigate a murder and look for their clues in Mavis Spitforce dressing as a pumpkin, Irene Peggledrip talking to cat spirits, and Mike Myers's murder of his family on Halloween.


Non Fiction

The people's school : a history of Oregon State University / William G. Robbins, emeritus distinguished professor of history.

cover image"The People's School is a comprehensive history of Oregon State University, placing the institution's story in the context of state, regional, national, and international history. Rather than organizing the narrative around presidencies, historian William Robbins examines the broader context of events, such as wars and economic depressions, that affected life on the Corvallis campus. Agrarian revolts in the last quarter of the nineteenth century affected every Western state, including Oregon. The Spanish-American War, the First World War, the Great Depression of the 1930s, and the Second World War disrupted institutional life, influencing enrollment, curricular strategies, and the number of faculty and staff. Peacetime events, such as Oregon's tax policies, also circumscribed course offerings, hiring and firing, and the allocation of funds to departments, schools, and colleges. This contextual approach is not to suggest that university presidents are unimportant. Benjamin Arnold (1872-1892), appointed president of Corvallis College by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, served well beyond the date (1885) when the State of Oregon assumed control of the agricultural college. Robbins uses central administration records and grassroots sources--local and state newspapers, student publications (The Barometer, The Beaver), and multiple and wide-ranging materials published in the university's digitized ScholarsArchive@OSU, a source for the scholarly work of faculty, students, and materials related to the institution's mission and research activities. Other voices--extracurricular developments, local and state politics, campus reactions to national crises--provide intriguing and striking addendums to the university's rich history"-- Provided by publisher.


Hiking naked : a Quaker woman's search for balance / Iris Graville.

cover image"Knocked off her feet after twenty years in public health nursing, Iris Graville quit her job and convinced her husband and their thirteen-year-old twins to move to Stahekin, a remote mountain village in Washington State's North Cascades. They sought adventure; she yearned for the solitude of this community of eighty-five residents accessible only by boat, float plane, or hiking. "Hiking Naked" chronicles Graville's journey through questions about work and calling as well as how she coped with ordering groceries by mail, black bears outside her kitchen window, a forest fire that threatened the valley, and a flood that left the family stranded for three days."--back cover


Balancing acts : behind the scenes at London's National Theatre / Nicholas Hytner.

cover imageThe former director of London's National Theatre presents a candid, behind-the-scenes memoir about his career directing theater, producing films and opera, and working closely with some of the world's most celebrated actors.



8 seconds of courage : a soldier's story, from immigrant to the Medal of Honor / Flo Groberg and Tom Sileo.

cover imageDescribes the author's childhood relocation from France to the U.S., where as a naturalized citizen he joined the military and served multiple tours in Afghanistan before he was wounded while protecting his patrol from a suicide bomber.


Convenient suspect : a double murder, a flawed investigation, and the railroading of an innocent woman / Tammy Mal.

cover image"On Thursday, December 15, 1994, Joann Katrinak and her three-month-old son, Alex, went missing from their Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, home. Four months later, when their bodies were found in a lonely patch of woods, the police would launch a three-year investigation leading to the arrest of Patricia Lynne Rorrer--a young mother who had never met either victim--as the monster responsible. In Pennsylvania's first use of mitochondrial DNA in a criminal case, Patricia Rorrer was quickly tried, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison without parole. But did the jury make the right decision? Is Patricia Rorrer truly guilty? As new evidence continues to surface, including allegations of evidence tampering, that question requires an answer even more. With a subject matter and storytelling style reminiscent of the hit podcast Serial, Convenient Suspect will keep readers on the edge of their seats. The book reveals information never before made public--information gathered directly from more than 10,000 official documents, including Pennsylvania State Police reports, FBI files, forensic lab results, and the 6,500-page trial transcript. After four years of intensive research, countless interviews with those involved, and hundreds of letters, phone calls, and personal visits with Patricia Rorrer, the truth about the evidence used to convict her can finally be revealed."-- Back cover.


The white king : Charles I : traitor, murderer, martyr / Leanda De Lisle.

cover imageProfiles the English monarch in the first half of the 17th century, drawing on previously unseen manuscripts to display how his human flaws and misjudgments ultimately led to his downfall.


Dawn of the new everything : encounters with reality and virtual reality / Jaron Lanier.

cover imageThe Microsoft interdisciplinary scientist largely credited with popularizing virtual reality reflects on his lifelong relationship with technology, showing VR's ability to illuminate and amplify our understanding of our species and how the brain and body connect to the world. By the author of You Are Not a Gadget. --Publisher.


The living forest : a visual journey into the heart of the woods / photography by Robert Llewellyn ; written by Joan Maloof.

cover imageThe Living Forest is a journey into one of the planet's most familiar yet most mysterious habitats. Learn the science behind the wonder, as you gaze down on a pine tree canopy brimming with nesting herons, go nose-to-nose with a larval salamander, witness time-lapse imagery of emerging leaves, and marvel at the stranger-than-fiction ways plants, insects, mammals, birds, and fungi interact and cooperate. In this realm, the tiny and the grand, the living and the dead, the seen and the unseen all have essential roles to play.--INSIDE FLAP.


The Vietnam War : the definitive illustrated history.

cover imageCreated in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative guide chronicles America's fight against Communism in southeast Asia during the 1960s and 1970s, and comprehensively explores the people, politics, events, and lasting effects of the Vietnam War. Honoring those who served in the war at home or abroad, the inside covers of this book feature images of submitted photographs of Vietnam veterans. Filled with more than 500 photographs, The Vietnam War tells the story of Vietnam through powerful images; profiles of the war's most influential figures, such as Henry Kissinger and Pol Pot; and a complete overview of the conduct, strategies, and events in this controversial war, including Ho Chi Minh's rise to power, the Geneva conference, America's intervention, and the Christmas bombings. Gallery spreads feature collections of infantry weapons, artillery, aircraft, and armored vehicles, and diagrams and maps show exactly where battles and key moments happened. A divisive and destructive event, the Vietnam War was the world's first televised war, and photographs from its front lines powerfully convey war's complex reality. Taking a global perspective, The Vietnam War remembers the people who served and features full spreads about prisoners of war, anti-war protest movements, and the significance of the war for black Americans as they struggled for civil rights. A powerful gift for the military enthusiast, The Vietnam War is a stirring visual record of the suffering, sacrifice, and heroism in America's longest and bloodiest conflict of the 20th century.


Forms of education : couldn't get a sense of it / editors, Aeron Bergman, Alejandra Salinas, and Irena Borić.

cover image"Three years ago, during a talk at a university, a student asked me, "What is the relationship between your work and your teaching?" I realized then that there was none. I might teach experimental forms and aesthetic vernaculars, but the way I taught it looked like any other art class from Mumbai to New York, part of that dominant sameness that is global art education. Also, my work happens neither in the studio nor through "research", but in ways that I could not quite name back then. I usually would describe it, and sometimes still do, as "looking like ethnography from the outside" with important differences in purpose and method, observational, and then, Boalian or rooted in experimental histories of theater and film. It struck me that I could not teach all of this, in practice and in a way that encompassed all the surprise, boredom, hesitation, fear, improvisation and pleasure that the process can produce. I resolved to change the form and spirit of what and how I taught." -Beatriz Santiago Munoz excerpt from her text The Third Teacher. With texts, essays, and art by: Gregory Sholette, Eunsong Kim, Pablo Helguera, Duba Sambolec, MFA no MFA, Shelly Asquith, Roee Rosen, Aurora Harris, Ted Heibert, Mohamed Ali Fadlabi, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Marjetica Potrč, Escuela de Garaje, Vancouver Institute for Social Research, Judy Chicago, Bisan Hussam Abu-Eisheh, Diego Bruno, Clare Butcher, Chus Martinez, Sezgin Boynik, Audun Mortensen, Aeron Bergman & Alejandra Salinas, Irena Boric, Sondra Perry & Nicole Maloof, Robert Paul Wolff, Chris Kraus, Martha Rosler, Tadej Pogačar, and Walid Raad. Editors: Aeron Bergman, Alejandra Salinas, Irena Borić Advisor: Gregory Laynor Copy-editing: Justen Waterhouse Design by: Rafaela DraĆŸić


Simply stitched with appliqué : embroidery motifs and projects with linen, cotton, and felt / Yumiko Higuchi ; [English] translation by Kyoko Matthews.

cover imageLearn how to use felt, cotton, and linen to create beautifully layered designs full of texture and contrast, then embellish with just a handful of basic embroidery stitches.


Baker's royale : 75 twists on all your favorite sweets / Naomi Robinson.

cover image"Baker's Royale is a dessert cookbook that revisits-and revamps-classic recipes for the modern baker. Naomi Robinson thinks outside the cake mix box in her kitchen and on her site, BakersRoyale.com, mixing and matching for mash-ups that wow. Her exciting flavor combinations and eye for the easiest show-stoppers struck a chord, and readers clamored for more of her inventive sweets."-- Amazon.com.


A million shillings : escape from Somalia / Alixandra Fazzina.

cover imageOffers an account of Somalia's refugees trying to escape war and natural disaster from one of the world's poorest countries.






Doug Aitken : 99 cent dreams / Doug Aitken.

cover imageThis lavishly illustrated artist's book is the largest and most ambitious publication yet produced by the Los Angeles-based video artist and photographer Doug Aitken--an artist known for his groundbreaking publications. Featuring a short text by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Director and Chief Curator of the Aspen Art Museum, it focuses on Aitken's still images, more than half of which have never been reproduced before. Known primarily for his multi-screen video installations, Aitken has gained international recognition for his immersive explorations of the experience of time and location. His exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum was the first dedicated solely to his photography. From nighttime cityscapes to deserted gas stations, airports and bus depots, Aitken's dreamlike photographs contain the same spatial and temporal dislocation and narrative suggestion as his installations.


City farm house style : designs for a modern country life / Kim Leggett ; principal photography by Alissa Saylor.

cover image"Come along on the hunt to coveted country sources and the best secret antiquing spots, and learn how to create country farmhouse style in your city dwelling. Author Kim Leggett is the creator of City Farmhouse, an interior design business, pop-up antiquing fairs, and vintage store. She is also a legendary picker and favorite designer to celebrity clients (and country-style mavens) including Meg Ryan, Ralph Lauren, Sheryl Crow, and Philip Sweet and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town. In City Farmhouse Style, Leggett offers great style advice, breaking down the design vocabulary that makes for fresh country style (no matter the setting). The popularity of farmhouse style has designers, home-owners, and fans in search of inspiration to create this look in all its rural glory. City Farmhouse Style is the first design book of its kind to focus entirely on transforming urban interiors with unfussy, welcoming, country-style decor." -- provided by publisher.


How to machine sew : techniques and projects for the complete beginner / Susie Johns.

cover imageA simple-to-follow project-based book that takes you through the basic techniques of using a sewing machine. It helps you learn everything you need to get started, including basic machine stitches, making seams and hems, binding edges and working with zips. Each skill is accompanied by a stylish project to make.


Stock the crock : 100 must-have slow-cooker recipes, 200 variations for every appetite / Phyllis Good.

cover imageStock the Crock brings together the expertise of America's most popular slow-cooker authority with a fresh collection of 100 essential, innovative, and easy-to-prepare recipes--each with variations allowing readers to customize the dish according to their dietary needs. You'll find beloved classics, as well as dishes you might be surprised can be done successfully in a slow cooker. (Hello, slow-cooker creme brulee!) Whether you are looking to accommodate gluten-free, paleo, or vegetarian diets, or prefer slow-cooker meals perfectly sized for one or two people, this cookbook provides smart ideas, more than 100 recipe photos, and cooking hacks that will change the way you use your favorite fuss-free cooking appliance. Learn simple make-ahead tricks, convenient baking tips, and how to make two recipes at once using the same cooker, so you can simplify cooking and spend more time enjoying your family and friends around a wonderful, delicious meal.


Cuba on the verge : 12 writers on continuity and change in Havana and across the country / edited by Leila Guerriero.

cover imageCuba on the Verge is the definitive account of—and a unique glimpse at—a moment of upheaval and reinvention whose effects promise to reverberate across years and nations.


Spaceport Earth : the reinvention of spaceflight / Joe Pappalardo.

cover imageExamines the current state and future of the space travel industry, discussing the rise of private companies engaged in commercialized space flight, the building of new spacecraft and rockets, and the development of spaceports.


The saboteur : the aristocrat who became France's most daring anti-Nazi commando / Paul Kix.

cover image"A scion of one of the most storied families in France, Robert de La Rochefoucald was raised in magnificent chateaux and educated in Europe's finest schools. When the Nazis invaded and imprisoned his father, La Rochefoucald escaped to England and learned the dark arts of anarchy and combat--cracking safes and planting bombs and killing with his bare hands--from the officers of Special Operations Executive, the collection of British spies, beloved by Winston Churchill, who altered the war in Europe with tactics that earned it notoriety as the "Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare." With his newfound skills, La Rochefoucauld returned to France and organized Resistance cells, blew up fortified compounds and munitions factories, interfered with Germans' war-time missions, and executed Nazi officers. Caught by the Germans, La Rochefoucald withstood months of torture without cracking, and escaped his own death, not once but twice."-- Front jacket flap.


The telescope in the ice : inventing a new astronomy at the South Pole / Mark Bowen.

cover imageThe IceCube Observatory has been called the "weirdest" of the seven wonders of modern astronomy by Scientific American. In The Telescope in the Ice, Mark Bowen tells the amazing story of the people who built the instrument and the science involved. Located near the U. S. Amundsen-Scott Research Station at the geographic South Pole, IceCube is unlike most telescopes in that it is not designed to detect light. It employs a cubic kilometer of diamond-clear ice, more than a mile beneath the surface, to detect an elementary particle known as the neutrino. In 2010, it detected the first extraterrestrial high-energy neutrinos and thus gave birth to a new field of astronomy. IceCube is also the largest particle physics detector ever built. Its scientific goals span not only astrophysics and cosmology but also pure particle physics. And since the neutrino is one of the strangest and least understood of the known elementary particles, this is fertile ground. Neutrino physics is perhaps the most active field in particle physics today, and IceCube is at the forefront. The Telescope in the Ice is, ultimately, a book about people and the thrill of the chase: the struggle to understand the neutrino and the pioneers and inventors of neutrino astronomy.


Who can you trust? : how technology brought us together and why it might drive us apart / Rachel Botsman.

cover imageArgues that society is now built upon a distrust of institutions and government, with people instead tending to trust complete strangers, or even an Internet bot, and explains the mechanics of trust to show how to benefit from this radical shift.


The last man who knew everything : the life and times of Enrico Fermi, father of the nuclear age / David N. Schwartz.

cover image"In December 1942, a team at the University of Chicago achieved a milestone in human history: a nuclear chain reaction. At the forefront of this breakthrough stood Enrico Fermi, the father of the nuclear age. But as David N. Schwartz shows in this groundbreaking biography, Fermi's impact goes well beyond this epochal event. With his theory of beta decay and his development of quantum statistics, Fermi revolutionized modern physics. Straddling the classical and quantum ages, equally at ease with elegant mathematics and grubby experiments, Fermi truly was the last man who knew everything--at least about physics. In [this book], Schwartz draws from newly discovered archival material and exclusive interviews with those who knew Fermi to reveal the complex figure behind these historic contributions. A reluctant member of the Italian Fascist party, Fermi escaped to New York when Mussolini promulgated a series of anti-Semitic laws that put his wife, Laura, at risk. A citizen of an Axis power at the heart of the US government's most secret war effort, the Manhattan Project, he became one of its leading lights. A less-than-ideal father and husband, he was nevertheless one of history's greatest scientific mentors and teachers. He was also a deep thinker, as perspicacious about extraterrestrial life as he was about quantum field theory. The Last Man Who Knew Everything brings Fermi's brilliant, complex genius to life in a profound and consuming read."--Dust jacket flap.


A modern patronage : de Menil gifts to American and European museums / Marcia Brennan, Alfred Pacquement, Ann Temkin ; with an introduction by Josef Helfenstein.

cover image"This illustrated book showcases some of the fifty works that the de Menils acquired over the decades, including pieces by such major twentieth-century artists as Lee Bontecou, Christo, Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, Jackson Pollock, Jean Tinguely, and Andy Warhol, as well as an important group of African, Oceanic, and pre-Columbian works."--Jacket.





Moral combat : how sex divided American Christians and fractured American politics / R. Marie Griffith.

cover image"From an esteemed scholar of American religion and sexuality, a sweeping account of the century of religious conflict that produced our culture wars Gay marriage, transgender rights, birth control--sex is at the heart of many of the most divisive political issues of our age. The origins of these conflicts, historian R. Marie Griffith argues, lie in sharp disagreements that emerged among American Christians a century ago. From the 1920s onward, a once-solid Christian consensus regarding gender roles and sexual morality began to crumble, as liberal Protestants sparred with fundamentalists and Catholics over questions of obscenity, sex education, and abortion. Both those who advocated for greater openness in sexual matters and those who resisted new sexual norms turned to politics to pursue their moral visions for the nation. Moral Combat is a history of how the Christian consensus on sex unraveled, and how this unraveling has made our political battles over sex so ferocious and so intractable"-- Provided by publisher.



The truth matters : a citizen's guide to separating facts from lies and stopping fake news in its tracks / Bruce Bartlett.

cover imageThe media and political landscapes are littered with untrustworthy sources and the dangerous concept of "fake news." Bartlett helps you fight this deeply troubling trend and ensure that truth is not a permanent casualty. He presents actionable tips and tricks for reading critically, judging sources, using fact-checking sites, avoiding confirmation bias, identifying trustworthy experts, and more.


Knock em' dead : the ultimate job search guide / Martin Yate, CPC.

cover imageThis new edition of the multinational bestseller shows you how to develop the skills and values that employers always seek, and where today's employment opportunities are.


Run for something : a real-talk guide to fixing the system yourself / Amanda Litman.

cover imageFrom the e-mail marketing director of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the co-founder of Run for Something; comes an essential and inspiring guide that encourages and educates young progressives to run for local office, complete with contributions from elected officials and political operatives.


The diabetes carbohydrate & fat gram guide : quick, easy meal planning using carbohydrate and fat gram counts / Lea Ann Holzmeister, RD, CDE.

cover image"The fifth edition of this all-time bestseller is back in a new edition-fully updated and with nearly 8,000 menu and food items! It includes complete nutrition information on everything from fruits and vegetables to fast food and prepackaged/frozen meals. Avoid inaccurate and crowd-sourced databases or incomplete nutrition information with the most complete nutrient counter available, straight from the source people trust. Each entry contains serving size and calories, carbohydrate, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, fiber, and protein. Plus each entry contains complete exchange information for diabetes meal planning! Complete nutrition information on 8,000 menu and food items. The most comprehensive nutrition resource for people with diabetes. Contains complete nutrition info on calories, carbs, fat/saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, fiber, and protein, as well as diabetic exchanges for all entries"-- Provided by publisher.


Mastering stocks and broths : a comprehensive culinary approach using traditional techniques and no-waste methods / Rachael S. Mamane.

cover imageStocks and broths are the foundation of good cooking, yet information on their use is often relegated to the introductions or appendices of cookbooks. Until now there has not been a comprehensive culinary guide to stocks in the canon, save for snippets here and there. Hard to believe, since most passionate home cooks and professional chefs know that using stocks and broths -- both on their own and as the base for a recipe -- can turn a moderately flavorful dish into a masterpiece. The recipes place a playful emphasis on the value of zero waste, turning spent bones, produce seconds, and leftover animal fats into practical products to use around the home. Readers will turn to this book when they find themselves wondering what to do with the carcass of a store-bought roast chicken and they want to learn how to make every inch of their vegetables go further. Perhaps most important to remember: a good stock takes time. This is part of the pleasure -- making stocks is meditative and meaningful, if you allow yourself the occasion. Building a stock often happens in the background of most kitchens -- a smell that permeates a residence, a gentle warmth that radiates from the kitchen. Readers will be inspired by Mamane's approach to truly slow cookery and her effervescent love for food itself.


Alt-America : the rise of the radical right in the age of Trump / David Neiwert.

cover imageJust as Donald Trump's victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked liberal Americans, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious "Alt-Right" leaders mystifies many. But the extreme Right has been growing steadily in the US since the 1990s, with the rise of patriot militias. Following 9/11, conspiracy theorists found fresh life; and in virulent reaction to the first black president of the country, militant racists have come out of the woodwork. Nurtured by a powerful right-wing media sector in radio, TV, and online, the Far Right, Tea Party movement conservatives, and Republican activists found common ground - an alternative America that is resurgent, even as it has been ignored by the political establishment and mainstream media. Investigative reporter David Neiwert has been tracking extremists for more than two decades, and here he provides a deeply reported and authoritative report on the background, mindset, and growth of Far Right movements across the country. The product of years of reportage, and including the most in-depth investigation of Trump's ties to Far Right figures, this is a crucial book about one of the most disturbing sides of American society.



Jane on the brain : exploring the science of social intelligence with Jane Austen / Wendy Jones.

cover imageWhy is Jane Austen so phenomenally popular? Why do we read Pride and Prejudice again and again? Why do we delight in Emma’s mischievous schemes? Why do we care that Anne Elliot of Persuasion suffers? We care because it is our biological destiny to be interested in people and their stories―the human brain is a social brain. And Austen’s characters are so believable, that for many of us, they are not just imaginary beings, but friends whom we know and love. And thanks to Austen's ability to capture the breadth and depth of human psychology so thoroughly, we feel that she empathizes with us, her readers. Humans have a profound need for empathy, to know that we are not alone with our joys and sorrows. And then there is attachment, denial, narcissism, and of course, love, to name a few. We see ourselves and others reflected in Austen’s work. Social intelligence is one of the most highly developed human traits when compared with other animals How did is evolve? Why is it so valuable? Wendy Jones explores the many facets of social intelligence and juxtaposes them with the Austen cannon.


Grass roots : the rise and fall and rise of marijuana in America / Emily Dufton.

cover imageA chronicle of marijuana's journey toward and away from legalization examines how grassroots activists from the 1970s nearly secured its decriminalization before conservative parents and the Reagan administration transformed cannabis into a focus for the war on drugs.


Fortress America : how we embraced fear and abandoned democracy / Elaine Tyler May.

cover image"Fear has seeped into every area of American life: Americans own more guns than citizens of any other country, sequester themselves in barricaded houses and gated communities, and retreat from public spaces. And yet, since the 1990s crime rates have plummeted. Why then, are Americans so afraid? In Fortress America, award-winning historian Elaine Tyler May demonstrates how our obsession with security has made citizens fear each other and distrust the government, eroding American democracy. This trend is not merely an aftershock of 9/11--indeed, it dates back to the end of World War II. Cold War anxieties resulted in widespread nuclear panic. Officials encouraged Americans to build bunkers in their backyards and shun anyone they suspected of communist sympathies. In the 1960s and 1970s, Atomic Age anxieties gave way to misplaced fear of crime, leading to a preoccupation with "law and order." The media pointed to black men as dangerous and women as vulnerable, inaccurate claims that nevertheless led to mass incarceration of African Americans and women's exaggerated distrust of strangers. The threat of terrorism is only the most recent in a series of overblown fears that set Americans against each other. With fear on the rise, the concept of citizenship has deteriorated and concern for the common good has all but disappeared. In this remarkable work of history May charts the rise of a muscular national culture grounded in fear. Instead of a thriving democracy of engaged citizens, we have become a paranoid, bunkered, militarized, and divided vigilante nation."--Dust jacket flap.


Following Fifi : my adventures among wild chimpanzees : lessons from our closest relatives / John Crocker, MD ; foreword by Jane Goodall.

cover imageJohn Crocker spent eight months in the Gombe forest working with Jane Goodall. He would follow families of wild chimpanzees and learn the fundamental behavioural traits of these chimps as they raised their offspring. Upon returning home and becoming a doctor, Crocker found himself incorporating the lessons he learned into his work as a father and physician.


The danger within us : America's untested, unregulated medical device industry and one man's battle to survive it / Jeanne Lenzer.

cover imageA medical investigative journalist presents an unsettling expose of the under-regulated medical device industry, revealing the corruption, greed, and deceit that have combined to render medical interventions a leading cause of death in America.


Caesar's footprints : a cultural excursion to ancient France : journeys through Roman Gaul / Bijan Omrani.

cover imageEach chapter of Caesar's Footprints is dedicated to a specific journey of exploration through Roman Gaul. From the amphitheatres of Arles and Nümes to the battlefield of Chñlons (where Flavius Aetius defeated Attila the Hun) Bijan Omani―an exciting and authoritative new voice in Roman history―explores archaeological sites, artifacts, and landscapes to reveal how the imprint of Roman culture shaped Celtic France―and thereby helped to create modern Europe.


Anyone who's anyone : the astonishing celebrity interviews, 1987-2017 / George Wayne.

cover imageThe "Vanity Fair" journalist collects interviews with some of today's icons as published in his offbeat question-and-answer column, in a curated volume that reflects on his conversations with such personalities as Ivanka Trump, Joan Rivers, and Farrah Fawcett.


Ask an astronaut / Tim Peake.

cover image"Based on his historic mission to the International Space Station, Ask and Astronaut is Tim Peake's guide to life in space, filled with answers to the best of the thousands of questions he's been asked by people all over the world since his return to Earth."--Jacket.


1917 : Lenin, Wilson, and the birth of the new world disorder / Arthur Herman.

cover imageChronicles the intertwined stories of Woodrow Wilson and Vladimir Lenin, revealing how their crucial decisions changed world politics and spread disruptive ideologies that continue to influence the modern world. --Publisher


Charles Darwin : Victorian mythmaker / A.N. Wilson.

cover imageWith the publication of On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin—hailed as the man who "discovered evolution"—was propelled into the pantheon of great scientific thinkers, alongside Galileo, Copernicus, and Newton. Eminent writer A. N. Wilson challenges this long-held assumption. Contextualizing Darwin and his ideas, he offers a groundbreaking critical look at this revered figure in modern science.


The last 100 days : FDR at war and at peace / David B. Woolner.

cover imageA portrait of the end of FDR's life shares insights into how he made his final policy decisions and pursued what mattered most to him, including the establishment of the United Nations, a reinvigoration of the New Deal, and a Jewish homeland in Palestine.


Queen Victoria's mysterious daughter : a biography of Princess Louise / Lucinda Hawksley.

cover imageThe secrets of Queen Victoria's sixth child, Princess Louise, may be destined to remain hidden forever. We know that Louise was a sculptor and friend to the Pre-Raphaelites, but her personal life remains shrouded in mystery. The rumors of her colorful life persist even today, with hints that she may have given birth to an illegitimate royal child. When Lucinda Hawksley started to investigate, often thwarted by inexplicable secrecy, she discovered a fascinating woman, modern before her time, whose story has been shielded for years from public view.


Memory rescue : supercharge your brain, reverse memory loss, and remember what matters most / Daniel G. Amen, MD.

cover image"Brain imaging research demonstrates that memory loss actually starts in the brain decades before you have any symptoms. Learn the actions you can take to help not just prevent memory loss later in life ... but to begin restoring the memory you may have already lost."--Amazon.com.


Arizona & the Grand Canyon / main contributor, Paul Franklin.

cover image"The best things to do in Arizona and the Four Corners, including the magnificent Grand Canyon and the spectacular Monument Valley, are showcased with fantastic photography, illustrations, and detailed descriptions. Explore the diverse towns and cities of Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Tucson, before heading to admire Canyon de Chelly National Monument, known for its archaeological sites and spectacular scenery."--Amazon.com.



Encyclopedia of landscape design : planning, building, and planting your perfect outdoor space / editor-in-chief, Chris Young.

cover imageOffers advice, techniques, and instructions on the process of designing a home garden, including layouts, illustrated listings of plants, and simple construction projects.


Island of the blue foxes : disaster and triumph on the world's greatest scientific expedition / Stephen R. Brown.

cover image"The immense eighteenth-century scientific journey, variously known as the Second Kamchatka Expedition or the Great Northern Expedition, from St. Petersburg across Siberia to the coast of North America, involved over 3,000 people and cost Peter the Great over one-sixth of his empire's annual revenue. Led by the legendary Danish captain Vitus Bering, the ten-year voyage, which included scientists, artists, mariners, soldiers, and laborers, discovered Alaska, opened the Pacific fur trade, and, thanks to the brilliant naturalist Georg Steller, discovered dozens of New World plants and animals. The story of the expedition is a tale not only of adventure and historic achievement, but also of shipwreck, endurance, and "one of the most tragic and ghastly trials of suffering in the annals of maritime and arctic history.""--Dust jacket.


The oceans : a deep history / Eelco J. Rohling.

cover image"The 4.4-billion-year history of the oceans and their role in Earth's climate system. It has often been said that we know more about the moon than we do about our own oceans. In fact, we know a great deal more about the oceans than many people realize. Scientists know that our actions today are shaping the oceans and climate of tomorrow--and that if we continue to act recklessly, the consequences will be dire. In this timely and accessible book, Eelco Rohling traces the 4.4 billion-year history of Earth's oceans while also shedding light on the critical role they play in our planet's climate system. Beginning with the formation of primeval Earth and the earliest appearance of oceans, Rohling takes readers on a journey through prehistory to the present age, vividly describing the major events in the ocean's evolution--from snowball and greenhouse Earth to the end-Permian mass extinction, the breakup of the Pangaea supercontinent, and the changing climate of today. Along the way, he explores the close interrelationships of the oceans, climate, solid Earth processes, and life, using the context of Earth and ocean history to provide perspective on humankind's impacts on the health and habitability of our planet--and on what the future may hold for us. An invaluable introduction to the cutting-edge science of paleoceanography, The Oceans enables you to make your own informed opinions about the environmental challenges we face as a result of humanity's unrelenting drive to exploit the world ocean and its vital resources."--Publisher's website.


The archipelago of hope : wisdom and resilience from the edge of climate change / Gleb Raygorodetsky.

cover imageThe ecological and cultural researcher discusses indigenous communities throughout the world and their creative efforts to deal with climate change, arguing that biological and cultural diversity are key to resilience.


South Africa / main contributors, Michael Brett, Philip Briggs, Brian Johnson-Barker, and Marielle Renss.

cover imageDK Eyewitness Travel Guide: South Africa is your in-depth guide to the very best of South Africa. From exploring the Palace of the Lost City to seeing the "Big Five" on safari in Kruger National Park to experiencing the multifaceted culture of a country with 11 official languages, visiting the "Rainbow Nation" is an adventure you will never forget.


Make mead like a viking : traditional techniques for brewing natural, wild-fermented, honey-based wines and beers / Jereme Zimmerman.

cover imageUnlock the mead-brewing secrets of the ancient Norse with homesteader, fermentation enthusiast, and self-described "Appalachian Yeti Viking" Jereme Zimmerman. In Make Mead Like a Viking, Zimmerman shows how to embrace the traditional Nordic culture and rituals surrounding mead through experimentation in fermentation and flavor. Whether you're new to homebrewing or looking to expand your brewing and fermentation practices, Zimmerman will help you craft a sense of wild authenticity and individuality into your homemade brews - from sweet, semi-sweet, and dry meads, melomels (fruit meads), and metheglins (spiced meads) to bragots (honey beers), grog, and more.--COVER.


Spineless : portraits of marine Invertebrates, the backbone of life / Susan Middleton ; foreword by Sylvia A. Earle.

cover imageIn Spineless, acclaimed photographer Susan Middleton explores the mysterious and surprising world of marine invertebrates, which represent more than 98 percent of the known animal species in the ocean. They are also astonishingly diverse in their shapes, patterns, textures, and colors--in nature's fashion show, they are the haute couture of marine life. This collection of more than 250 remarkable images is the result of seven years of painstaking fieldwork across the Pacific Ocean, using photographic techniques that Middleton developed to capture these extremely fragile creatures on camera. She also provides short essays that examine the place these invertebrates occupy on the tree of life, their vast array of forms, and their lives in the ocean. Scientist Bernadette Holthuis contributes profiles describing each species, many of them for the first time. -- Source other than Library of Congress.


Think before you like : social media's effect on the brain and the tools you need to navigate your newsfeed / Guy P. Harrison.

cover imageSocial media has pitfalls: misinformation, pseudoscience, fraud, and irrational beliefs, presented in an attractive, easy-to-share form. It reinforces your biases by tracking your preferences: it sends only filtered newsfeeds, so that you rarely see anything that might challenge your set notions. Harrison demonstrates how critical thinking can enhance the benefits of social media, while giving readers the skills to guard against its dangers. He also suggests ways to protect yourself against privacy invasion, trolls, and the confusion over fake news versus credible journalism.



The big book of organic baby food : baby purees, finger foods, and toddler meals for every stage / Stephanie Middleberg MS, RD, CDN ; photography by Shannon Douglas.

cover image"In The Big Book of Organic Baby Food, Stephanie shares expert nutritional advice, parental insights, and more than 230 easy recipes for babies, toddlers, and families."--Back Cover.


Happiness in this life : a passionate meditation on earthly existence / Pope Francis ; translated from the Italian by Oonagh Stransky.

cover image"A collection of homilies, speeches, and 'messages of the day' that brings together Pope Francis's wisdom on finding happiness in the here and now. For Pope Francis, the appreciation of our everyday lives is a spiritual undertaking. Joy is a divine attribute, and creating joy around us an essential part of faith. Every homily and speech in this book delivers, in warm, engaging language accessible to believers and nonbelievers alike, a key lesson, instructing readers on finding love and happiness in a chaotic world. Along the way, Pope Francis discusses the sanctity of women's rights, talks about how the love of sports can bring out our best qualities, and explains why fighting discrimination is the essence of loving thy neighbor. He shares personal stories and anecdotes from his life, provides comforting messages of hope, and discusses the ways flawed families can make you a better person. The core ideas of Francis's papacy--mercy, support for marginalized people, and diplomacy--shine through."--Dust jacket flap.


The origins of totalitarianism / by Hannah Arendt.

cover imageExamines the rise of antisemitism in Central and Western European Jewish history in the 19th century, European colonial imperialism from 1884 to World War I, and the institutions and operations of totalitarian movements and governments.




Collected poems / Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca ; revised edition, with an introduction and notes by Christopher Maurer ; translated by Catherine Brown [and others].

cover imageSpain's greatest twentieth-century poet and most influencial modernist speaks to a new generation of readers in this revised edition of his complete poetical works.



The complete book of locks and locksmithing / Bill Phillips.

cover imageOffers complete, up-to-date information on locks and keys--from old-fashioned designs to modern electromagnetic locks. This edition has been thoroughly revised to include details not found in most general circulation locksmithing books, including new instruction on unlocking today's cars, installing and servicing smart locks, and opening locked doors. Also includes an all-new chapter on frequently asked questions and a complete registered professional locksmith examination.


Goddess of anarchy : the life and times of Lucy Parsons, American radical / Jacqueline Jones.

cover image"From a prize-winning historian, a new portrait of an extraordinary activist and the turbulent age in which she lived Goddess of Anarchy recounts the formidable life of the militant writer, orator, and agitator Lucy Parsons. Born to an enslaved woman in Virginia in 1851 and raised in Texas-where she met her husband, the Haymarket "martyr" Albert Parsons-Lucy was a fearless advocate of First Amendment rights, a champion of the working classes, and one of the most prominent figures of African descent of her era. And yet, her life was riddled with contradictions-she advocated violence without apology, concocted a Hispanic-Indian identity for herself, and ignored the plight of African Americans. Drawing on a wealth of new sources, Jacqueline Jones presents not only the exceptional life of the famous American-born anarchist but also an authoritative account of her times-from slavery through the Great Depression"-- Provided by publisher.



Romance

The Paris secret / Karen Swan.

cover imageIn this glittering tale of forgotten treasures and long-held secrets, international bestseller Karen Swan explores one womans journey to discovering the truth behind an abandoned apartment and a family whose mysteries may be better left undiscovered.


Twice tempted by a rogue : a novel / Tessa Dare.

cover image"Luck is a double-edged sword for brooding war hero Rhys St. Maur. His death wish went unanswered on the battlefield, while fate allowed the murder of his good friend in the elite gentleman's society known as the Stud Club. Out of options, Rhys returns to his ancestral home on the moors of Devonshire, expecting anything but a chance at redemption in the arms of a beautiful innkeeper who dares him to take on the demons of his past--and the sweet temptation of a woman's love. Meredith Maddox believes in hard work, not fate, and romance isn't part of her plan. But when Rhys returns, battle-scarred, world-weary, and more dangerously attractive than ever, the lovely widow is torn between determination and desire. As a deep mystery and dangerous smugglers threaten much more than their passionate reckoning, Meredith discovers that she must trust everything to a wager her heart placed long ago."--Page 4 of cover.


Three nights with a scoundrel : a novel / Tessa Dare.

cover image"The bastard son of a nobleman, Julian Bellamy is now polished to perfection, enthralling the ton with wit and charm while clandestinely plotting to ruin the lords, ravish the ladies, and have the last laugh on a society that once spurned him. But after meeting Leo Chatwick, a decent man and founder of an elite gentleman's club, and Lily, Leo's enchanting sister, Julian reconsiders his wild ways. And when Leo's tragic murder demands that Julian hunt for justice, he vows to see the woman he secretly loves married to a man of her own class. Lilly, however, has a very different husband in mind. She's loved Julian forever, adores the man beneath the rakish façade, and wants to savor the delicious attraction they share--as his wife. His insistence on marrying her off only reinforces her intent to prove that he is the only man for her."--Cover p.4.


The brightest embers / Jeaniene Frost.

cover imageTwo lovers search for a powerful relic in order to save humanity from evil and defy their dark fate.


One dance with a Duke : a novel / Tessa Dare.

cover image"In One Dance with a Duke-- the first novel in Tessa Dare's delightful new trilogy-- secrets and scandals tempt the irresistible rogues of the Stud Club to gamble everything for love. A handsome and reclusive horse breeder, Spencer Dumarque, the fourth Duke of Morland, is a member of the exclusive Stud Club, an organization so select it has only ten members--yet membership is attainable to anyone with luck. And Spencer has plenty of it, along with an obsession with a prize horse, a dark secret, and, now, a reputation as the dashing 'Duke of Midnight.' Each evening he selects one lady for a breathtaking midnight waltz. But none of the women catch his interest, and nobody ever bests the duke--until Lady Amelia d'Orsay tries her luck. In a moment of desperation, the unconventional beauty claims the duke's dance and unwittingly steals his heart. When Amelia demands that Spencer forgive her scapegrace brother's debts, she never imagines that her game of wits and words will lead to breathless passion and a steamy proposal. Still, Spencer is a man of mystery, perhaps connected to the shocking murder of the Stud Club's founder. Will Amelia lose her heart in this reckless wager or win everlasting love?"--Publisher's web site.


Christmas with my cowboy / Diana Palmer, Lindsay McKenna, Margaret Way.

cover imageThe snow man: Meadow Dawson needs Santa to deliver a solution to her management of the Colorado ranch she's inherited. Cattleman Dal Blake just wants his pretty neighbor's dog to quit digging under his fence. This Christmas, the unexpected gift of love will surprise them both.


Christmas at Two Love Lane.

cover imageMacy Frost, co-owner of a matchmaking agency in Charleston, South Carolina, has a fling with one of her clients against her better judgment and gets an unexpected gift during the holidays.


Christmas in Icicle Falls / Sheila Roberts.

cover imageIn this final installment in her treasured Icicle Falls series, three women resolve to see the beauty in some of the more difficult people and things in their lives, especially during this Christmas season.


The gift / Shelley Shepard Gray.

cover imageThe Schwartz family is happy to be spending Christmas on their new farm in Hart County. But when Susanna Schwartz hears gunshots that causes her buggy to overturn, and then her little sister falls through a wooden bridge into the icy creek, it becomes clear from these dangerous "accidents" that someone wants them gone. Neil Vance has been heartbroken ever since his parents lost their family farm. He knows it's not the Schwartz family's fault, but he can't help but be resentful. Until he meets Susanna. She is kind-hearted and bold, and Neil can't stop thinking about her pretty green eyes. Neil thinks the accidents are just that, but Susanna's father is convinced the Vance family is responsible. Susanna refuses to believe Neil would do anything to harm her. She's fallen in love with him and knows he is a good man. But her family is ready to pack up and move, and time is running out to uncover the truth before someone gets hurt--or worse.


Wyoming winter / Diana Palmer.

cover imageCultivating his vast Wyoming ranch is all security expert J. C. Calhoun wants. His land is the only thing the betrayed rancher can trust in after discovering his fiancee was pregnant by another man. But all J.C. holds dear becomes compromised when a lost little girl leads him to Colie Jackson, the woman who destroyed his life. Colie stops at nothing to protect the people she loves. Years ago she left J.C. for his own good. Now, for the sake of her daughter, she must depend on a hard-hearted man who won't forgive her. As a band of ruthless criminals tracks their every move through the frozen Wyoming winter, Colie and J.C. will be forced to confront the lies that separated them--and the startling truth that will bind them forever...


His perfect partner / Priscilla Oliveras.

cover image"Ad executive Tomas Garcia shouldn't even be thinking about his daughter's alluring dance teacher, Yazmine Fernandez. Burned by a shattering divorce, he's laser-focused on his career and giving his young daughter, Maria, the secure home she deserves. Plus, he's certain that with her talent, Yaz will be leaving Chicago and heading back to Broadway as soon as she can. But Yaz's generous spirit and caring concern are sparking a desire Tomas can't resist and doesn't want to let go . . . For Yaz, good-looking workaholics like Tomas simply can't be part of her life ever again. She owes it to herself to get back her confidence and fulfill the dreams her papa could not. She's glad to spend time with Maria and taste the family life she feels she can never have. And she's sure that she and Tomas can keep their attraction under control because there's so much at stake. But each unexpected intimacy, each self-revelation, makes the fire between them grow hotter with every step and every risk to their hearts . . ."--Publisher's description.


A Duke in shining armor / Loretta Chase.

cover imageNot all dukes are created equal. Most are upstanding members of Society. And then there's the trio known as Their Dis-Graces. Hugh Philemon Ancaster, seventh Duke of Ripley, will never win prizes for virtue. But even he draws the line at running off with his best friend's bride. All he's trying to do is recapture the slightly inebriated Lady Olympia Hightower and return her to her intended bridegroom. For reasons that elude her, bookish, bespectacled Olympia is supposed to marry a gorgeous rake of a duke. The town is flabbergasted. Her family's ecstatic. And Olympia? She's climbing out of a window, bent on a getaway. But tall, dark, and exasperating Ripley is hot on her trail, determined to bring her back to his friend. For once, the world-famous hellion is trying to do the honorable thing. So why does Olympia have to make it so deliciously difficult for him . . . ?


A daring arrangement / Joanna Shupe.

cover imageDuring the Gilded Age in New York City, an English beauty with a wicked scheme gets foiled by the American scoundrel who's supposed to be helping her.


The ladies of Ivy Cottage / Julie Klassen.

cover image"Return to Ivy Hill in The Ladies of Ivy Cottage as friendships deepen, romances blossom, and mysteries unfold. Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. When the village women encourage her to open a subscription library with the many books she has inherited or acquired through donations, Rachel discovers two mysteries hidden among them. A man who once broke her heart helps her search for clues, but will both find more than they bargained for? Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several men take an interest in Ivy Cottage, she assumes pretty Miss Ashford is the cause. Exactly what--or who--has captured each man's attention? The truth may surprise them all. Meanwhile, life has improved at the coaching inn and Jane Bell is ready to put grief behind her. Now if only the man she misses would return--but where is he? As the women of Ivy Hill search for answers about the past and hope for the future, might they find love along the way?"--Amazon.com.


A good day to marry a duke / Betina Krahn.

cover imageUnconventional American heiress Daisy Bumgarten, who has come to England to marry a duke, sets her sights on bookish Arthur Graham, but is distracted by his disreputable, impoverished younger brother Ashton.


Someone to wed : a Westcott novel / Mary Balogh.

cover imageA very practical marriage makes Alexander Westcott question his heart in the latest Regency romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Someone to Hold. When Alexander Westcott becomes the new Earl of Riverdale, he inherits a title he never wanted and a failing country estate he can't afford. But he fully intends to do everything in his power to undo years of neglect and give the people who depend on him a better life... A recluse for more than twenty years, Wren Heyden wants one thing out of life: marriage. With her vast fortune, she sets her sights on buying a husband. But when she makes the desperate - and oh-so-dashing-earl - a startlingly unexpected proposal, Alex will only agree to a proper courtship, hoping for at least friendship and respect to develop between them. He is totally unprepared for the desire that overwhelms him when Wren finally lifts the veils that hide the secrets of her past...


Mrs. Osmond : a novel / John Banville.

cover image"From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea and The Blue Guitar--a dazzling new novel that extends the story of Isabel Archer, the heroine of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady, into unexpected (and completely stand-alone) territory. Isabel Archer is a young American woman, swept off to Europe in the late nineteenth century by an aunt who hopes to round out the impetuous but naive girl's experience of the world. When Isabel comes into a large, unexpected inheritance, she is finagled into a marriage with the charming, penniless, and--as Isabel finds out too late--cruel and deceitful Gilbert Osmond, whose connection to a certain Madame Merle is suspiciously intimate. On a trip to England to visit her cousin Ralph Touchett on his deathbed, Isabel is offered a chance to free herself from the marriage, but nonetheless chooses to return to Italy. Banville follows James's story line to this point, but Mrs. Osmond is thoroughly Banville's own: the narrative inventiveness; the lyrical precision and surprise of his language; the layers of emotional and psychological intensity; the subtle, dark humor. And when Isabel arrives in Italy--along with someone else!--the novel takes off in directions that James himself would be thrilled to follow"-- Provided by publisher.


Wrong to need you / Alisha Rai.

cover image"Accused of a crime he didn't commit, Jackson Kane fled his home, his name, and his family. Ten years later, he's come back to town: older, wiser, richer, tougher -- and still helpless to turn away the one woman he could never stop loving, even after she married his brother. Sadia Ahmed can't deal with the feelings her mysterious former brother-in-law stirs, but she also can't turn down his offer of help with the cafe she's inherited. While he heats up her kitchen, she slowly discovers that the boy she adored has grown into a man she's simply unable to resist. An affair is unthinkable, but their desire is undeniable. As secrets and lies are stripped away, Sadia and Jackson must decide if they're strong enough to face the past...and step into a future together."--Page [4] of cover.


Have you met Nora? / Nicole Blades.

cover image"She's blossomed from a wealthy surgeon's beautiful daughter to elegant socialite to being the top fashion stylist in the country. And Nora Mackenzie is only days away from marrying into one of New York's richest, most powerful families. But her fairy tale rise is rooted in an incredible deception. What no one knows is that Nora is the biracial daughter of a Caribbean woman and a long-gone white father. Adopted--and abused--by her mother's employer, then sent to an exclusive boarding school to buy her silence, Nora found that "passing" as a white woman could give her everything she never had. Now, an ex-classmate who Nora betrayed many years ago has returned to her life to even the score. Her machinations are turning Nora's privilege into one gilded trap after another. Running out of choices, Nora must decide how far she will go to protect a lie or give up and finally face the truth."--Page [4] of cover.


No other Duke will do / Grace Burrowes.

cover imageIn desperate need of a wealthy bride so he can save his family's estate, the Duke of Haverford is instead drawn to marriage-averse Miss Elizabeth Windham, an intelligent beauty whom he connects with until gossip, meddling siblings and financial disaster threaten to derail their love.


Cowboy, it's cold outside / Lori Wilde.

cover imageEveryone in town knows that Christmas in Twilight has a way of brining lovers together...but will its magic bring this pair from "I won't" to "I do?"


Laws of attraction / Sarah Title.

cover imageAfter an out-of-character one-night stand with a stranger, law librarian Becky Schrader is stunned when he turns out to be the new hire at her law firm, and wonders if he could possibly be Mr. Right.


Refuge Cove / Janet Dailey.

cover imageA bride on the run from her would-be husband becomes stranded in the Alaska wilderness before accepting help from a rugged bush pilot who would reconnect with his estranged son. By the best-selling author of Texas True.--Amazon.com


Christmas at Carnton / Tamera Alexander.

cover imageRecently widowed Aletta Prescott is struggling to hold herself together. A chance meeting with a wounded solider during America's Civil War changes her life forever.


The beautiful ones / Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

cover imageAntonina Beaulieu is in the glittering city of Loisail for her first Grand Season, where she will attend balls and mingle among high society in hopes of landing a suitable husband. But Antonina is telekinetic, and strange events in her past have made her the subject of malicious gossip and hardly a sought-after bride. Now, under the tutelage of her cousin's wife, she is finally ready to shed the past and learn the proper ways of society. Antonina, who prefers her family's country home to the glamorous ballrooms of the wealthy, finds it increasingly difficult to conform to society's ideals for women, especially when she falls under the spell of the dazzling telekinetic performer Hector Auvray. As their romance blossoms, and he teaches her how to hone and control her telekinetic gift, she can't help but feel a marriage proposal is imminent. Little does Antonina know that Hector and those closest to her are hiding a devastating secret that will crush her world and force her to confront who she really is and what she's willing to sacrifice.


The bride who got lucky / Janna MacGregor.

cover imageAfter her best friend is murdered by her abusive husband, Lady Emma Cavensham, a women's rights activist, searches for evidence to put him behind bars and ends up in a compromising position that forces her into a marriage of convenience to a wife-averse earl.


Jewels of the sun / Nora Roberts.

cover image"Determined to reevaluate her life, Jude Murray flees America to take refuge in Faerie Hill Cottage, immersing herself in the study of Irish folklore and discovering hope for the future of the magical past"--Amazon.com.


The rain sparrow / Linda Goodnight.

cover image"A stranger's arrival in a small Southern town stirs up old secrets and new dreams"-- Provided by publisher.


Swimming home : a novel / Deborah Levy ; with an introduction by Tom McCarthy.

cover imageA mysterious woman who suffers from mental illness suddenly appears at a vacation villa where two families are staying and her interactions with them reveal secret details about their past and tensions within their relationships with each other.


Hell, yeah / Carolyn Brown.

cover image"When Cathy O'Dell buys the Honky Tonk, the nights of cowboys and country tunes come together to create the home she's always wanted. Then in walks a ruggedly handsome oil man who tempts her to trade in the happiness she's found at the Honky Tonk for a life on the road with him ... Gorgeous and rich, Travis Henry travels the country unearthing oil wells and then moving on. Then the beautiful blue-eyed new owner of the Honky Tonk beer joint becomes his best friend and so much more. When his job is done in Texas, how is he ever going to hit the road without her?"--Page 4 of cover.


Titans [large print] / Leila Meacham.

cover imageTexas in the early 1900s, its inhabitants still traveling by horseback and barely familiar with the telephone, was on the cusp of an oil boom that would spark a period of dramatic changes and economic growth. In the midst of this transformative time in Southern history, two unforgettable characters emerge and find their fates irrevocably intertwined: Samantha Gordon, the privileged heiress to the sprawling Las Tres Lomas cattle ranch near Fort Worth, and Nathan Holloway, a sweet-natured and charming farm boy from far north Texas. As changes sweep the rustic countryside, Samantha and Nathan's connection drives this narrative compulsively forward as they love, lose, and betray.



Breakfast in bed / Rochelle Alers.

cover imageChef Tonya Martin takes an apprentice role in a New Orleans restaurant and is attracted to chef Gage Toussaint. She wonders if it's too late to leap into love again.


Christmas in London / Anita Hughes.

cover imageSet during London's most festive time of year and filled with delicious food Anita Hughes' Christmas in London is about love and friendship, and the season's most important lesson: learning how to ask for and give forgiveness. It's a week before Christmas and Louisa Graham is working twelve hour shifts at a bakery on Manhattan's Lower East Side. When a young cooking show assistant comes in from the rain and begs to buy all the cinnamon rolls on her tray, she doesn't know what to do. Louisa is just the baker, and they aren't hers to sell. But the show burned the rolls they were supposed to film that day; so she agrees. The next morning, Louisa finds out that her cinnamon rolls were a hit, but the star of the show was allergic, and the whole crew is supposed to leave for London that afternoon. They want Louisa to step in for their annual Christmas Eve Dinner TV special at Claridge's. It's a great opportunity, and Digby Bunting, Louisa's famous baking idol, will be there. Even if he does seem more interested in her than her food. And then there's Kate, the show's beautiful producer. On their first day in London she runs into the skinny boy she jilted at St. Andrew's in Scotland ten years ago. Now he's a handsome, brilliant mathematician, and newly divorced. Their familiar spark is still there, but so is the scar of how they left things. Kate and Louisa are busy preparing for the show, but old and new flames are complicating their work.


Wilde in love / Eloisa James.

cover imageLord Alaric Wilde, son of the Duke of Lindow, is the most celebrated man in England, revered for his dangerous adventures and rakish good looks. Arriving home from years abroad, he has no idea of his own celebrity, until his boat is met by mobs of screaming ladies. Alaric escapes to his father's castle, but just as he grasps that he's not only famous but notorious, he encounters the very private, very witty Miss Willa Ffynche.


The Lady travelers guide to scoundrels & other gentlemen / Victoria Alexander.

cover imageIndia Prendergast is joined in the search for her cousin, a member of the possibly fraudulent Lady Travelers society, by the nephew of one of the groups members, Derek Saunders, to whom she is drawn despite his scandalous reputation.


A new leash on love / Debbie Burns.

cover imageMegan Anderson loves the animals at her no-kill shelter. She'll do anything for them- even go toe-to-toe with a handsome man who is in way over his head. She'll help him sort out his troubles, but getting too close to an adorable puppy's human counterpart? Been there, done that, got burned. When Craig Williams arrived at the local shelter for help, he didn't expect a fiery young woman to blaze into his life. But the more time they spend together, the more he realizes it's not just animals Megan is adept at saving- she could be the one to rescue his heart.--from back cover.


These healing hills / Ann H. Gabhart.

cover imageWhen the soldier she planned to marry at WWII's end writes to tell her he's in love with a woman in England, Francine Howard seeks a fresh start in the Appalachian Mountains, training to be a nurse midwife for the Frontier Nursing Service. Deeply affected by the horrors he witnessed at war, Ben Locke has never thought further ahead than making it home to Kentucky. When their paths intersect, it's immediately clear that they are from different worlds and value different things. But love has a way of healing old wounds... and revealing tantalizing new possibilities.


Misadventures of a city girl / by Meredith Wild & Chelle Bliss.

cover imageSeeking escape from her Hollywood life, recently divorced Madison Atwood retreats to a Northern California resort and finds what she needs and also what she wants.


Tears of the moon / Nora Roberts.

cover imageSongwriter Shawn Gallagher claims to be content with his life, but his music tells a different story. Brenna O'Toole, a fiercely independent tomboy who is secretly in love with Gallagher, provides him with the chance to fulfill his destiny as both man and musician.


A stranger at Fellsworth / Sarah E. Ladd.

cover image"Sara Ladd delivers another delightful romance in her newest novel, A Stranger at Fellsworth. Filled with an air of mystery and historical charm, this story will keep readers coming back for"-- Provided by publisher.


The diamond empire / K'wan.

cover imageDiamonds and Pearl each try to claw their way to the top of the New York street scene, and back to each other.


The gift / Shelley Shepard Gray.

cover imageThe Schwartz family is happy to be spending Christmas on their new farm in Hart County until they experience a series of accidents. Neil Vance has been heartbroken ever since his parents lost their family farm. He knows it's not the Schwartz family's fault, but he can't help but be resentful. While Neil believes the accidents are just chance, Susanna's father is convinced that the Vance family is responsible. Susanna has fallen in love with Neil and knows he is a good man. But her family is ready to pack up and move, and time is running out to uncover the truth before someone gets hurt, or worse.


An Irish country practice / Patrick Taylor.

cover image"Once, not too long ago, there was just a single Irish country doctor tending to the lively little village of Ballybucklebo: Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly. Now his thriving practice is growing by leaps and bounds. Not only has O'Reilly taken a new trainee under his wing, Doctor Connor Nelson, he's also added a spirited Labrador puppy to his ever-expanding household at Number One Main Street. Meanwhile, his trusted partner, young Doctor Barry Laverty, finds himself wondering if he's truly ready to settle down and start a family with his lovely fiancée, Sue. As the doctors cope with domestic and professional challenges, they also look after their patients and their ailments... All is not sickness and worry, however. There's plenty of joy and merriment to be found as well, from a visiting circus to racing to sailing... and maybe even a happy ending or two."--Book jacket.


A hope divided / Alyssa Cole.

cover image"For all of the War Between the States, Marlie Lynch has helped the cause in peace: with coded letters about anti-Rebel uprisings in her Carolina woods, tisanes and poultices for Union prisoners, and silent aid to fleeing slave and Freeman alike. Her formerly enslaved mother's traditions and the name of a white father she never knew have protected her -- until the vicious Confederate Home Guard claims Marlie's home for their new base of operations in the guerilla war against Southern resistors of the Rebel cause. Unbeknowst to those under her roof, escaped prisoner Ewan McCall is sheltering in her laboratory. Seemingly a quiet philosopher, Ewan has his own history with the cruel captain of the Home Guard, and a thoughtful but unbending strength Marlie finds irresistible. When the revelation of a stunning family secret places Marlie's freedom on the line, she and Ewan have to run for their lives into the hostile Carolina night. Following the path of the Underground Railroad, they find themselves caught up in a vicious battle that could dash their hopes of love -- and freedom -- before they ever cross state lines." Amazon.com.


Irresistible force / D.D. Ayres.

cover image"For Shay Appleton, it's love at first sight when a gorgeous stray dog is brought into the animal shelter where she works. She just knows he'll make a terrific watch dog, and with an abusive ex who won't let go, she needs all the protection she can get. But Shay never suspected that her new pet is actually a trained police K-9 named Bogart, until Bogart's even more gorgeous, human partner shows up on her doorstep. Officer James Cannon is one tall, strong alpha male who's convinced that Shay stole his dog. But once he gets closer to the suspect, he realizes that this stubborn, independent woman not only needs a guard dog, she needs James as well. It seems that someone from her past is stalking her, and threatening her life. When danger meets desire, will James risk his career and his best friend to protect the woman who's stolen his heart?"--Page 4 of cover.


Force of attraction / D. D. Ayres.

cover imageA seasoned K-9 officer with the police in Maryland, Cole Jamison has left her old life behind her. With a new home and a new partner--a protective canine named Hugo--Cole is ready for fresh challenges. A crucial position on an important drug task force is exactly what she wants...until she discovers her gorgeous, infuriating ex-husband will be the DEA agent in charge.


Barking up the wrong tree / Jenn McKinlay.

cover imageNew York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay returns to Bluff Point, Maine, where one woman finds love with the help of an adorable golden retriever. LOVE IS A FOUR-LEGGED WORD. Carly DeCusati returned home to Bluff Point, Maine, with her tail between her legs. But she's determined to get her life back on track--and that means finding new homes for the elderly golden retriever and overly talkative parrot she inherited before her old life fell apart. Enter physical therapist and hot one-night stand James Sinclair. James doesn't care that Carly doesn't do relationships. He is determined to win her heart, promising to help her with the pets if she'll just give him the time of day. Carly agrees to date the irresistible James, and, for the first time in years, she's dreaming of a happily ever after. But James has secrets, and if he can't open up to Carly, their future could go to the dogs...


Going dark / Monica McCarty.

cover imageMarine ecologist Annie Henderson joins her new boyfriend on a trip to the Western Isles of Scotland to protest a hazardous offshore drilling venture. When she realizes that she may be swept up in something far more dangerous than she's intended, there is only one man she can turn to ... Because he's gruff and guarded, she can tell Dan Warren has secrets. But she could never imagine how high the stakes are for him to keep his cover, even as he risks everything to protect her ...


Falling / Simona Ahrnstedt ; translated from the Swedish by Alice Menzies.

cover image"Alexander de la Grip is known in the tabloids and gossip blogs as a rich, decadent, jet-setting playboy who spends most of his days recovering from the night before. With a string of beautiful conquests, he seems to care about nothing and no one. Isobel SĂžrensen has treated patients in refugee camps and war zones, and is about to depart Sweden for a pediatric hospital in Chad. Devoted to her humanitarian work, she cares almost too deeply. Especially when she learns that Alexander is withholding desperately needed funds from her aid foundation. Is it because she's the only woman who ever told him to go to hell? As the two push each other's boundaries to the breaking point, the truth turns out to be much more complicated. Pain, love, trust, betrayal. Which will triumph when safety is nothing but an empty word?"-- Provided by publisher.


So I married a sorcerer / Kerrelyn Sparks.

cover image"Growing up on the Isle of Moon, Brigitta knew that she was born with the magical powers of the Embraced--even if she did not know how to wield them. But she has finally learned the truth: Brigitta is the lost princess of the kingdom of Tourin. She was sent into hiding as an infant to escape the wrath of her half-brother, the king. And now he knows just where to find her. . .Rupert is a notorious pirate and sorcerer. He's spent most of his life plotting revenge on the evil king and Rupert believes that Brigitta could be the key to finally destroying his enemy. But what begins as a kidnapping of the innocent beauty escalates into something deeper, and more passionate, than either captor or captive could have imagined. Rupert soon vows to protect Brigitta against the king but will they survive long enough to find their happily-ever-after. . .or does fate have something else in store? "--provided by publisher.


Second chance girl / Susan Mallery.

cover imageMathias Mitchell's easy smile hides a world of hurt. After the worst kind of family betrayal, he moves to Happily Inc., California - the wedding destination town supplies a steady stream of bridesmaids, perfect for his "no promises, no pain" lifestyle. Yet he can't stop watching for his beautiful, elusive neighbor on the animal preserve behind their homes. Gamekeeper Carol Lund knows she's not special enough to attract an alpha male like Mathias, so his offer to help her adopt a herd for her lonely giraffe is surprising and his determined seduction, even more so. But just as she finally welcomes him into her bed, his careless actions crush her heart. Will she give him a second chance to prove she'll always come first in his heart?


A snow country Christmas / Linda Lael Miller.

cover image"It's a Christmas affair to remember as a Hollywood mogul discovers his inner cowboy--and the woman of his dreams--amid the rugged beauty of Wyoming"--Book jacket.


One summer day in Rome / Mark Lamprell.

cover imageMark Lamprell's One Summer Day in Rome is an enchanting novel about three couples drawn irresistibly to Rome. Alice, an art student in New York City, has come to Rome in search of adventure and inspiration before settling down with her perfectly adequate fiancé. Meg and Alec, busy parents and successful business people from LA, are on a mission to find the holy grail, a certain blue tile that will make their home renovation complete but soon it becomes clear that their marriage needs a makeover as well. Connie and Lizzie are women of a certain age. They have come from London to scatter the ashes of their beloved husband and brother in the city he adored. Both women are seemingly done with romance, but Rome has other ideas. Brimming with wit and charm (and gelato), One Summer Day in Rome is the most delicious novel you will read this summer"-- Adapted from publisher description.


Mister hockey / Lia Riley

cover imageJed West is Mister Hockey. The captain of the NHL's latest winning team, the Denver Hellions -- and the hottest player on the ice, at least according to every magazine ... and Breezy Angel. Breezy has been drooling over Jed at games for years, and he plays a starring role in her most toe-curling fantasies. But dirty dreams don't come true, right? Then Jed saunters through the doors of her library, a last-minute special guest for a summer reading event, and not only is he drop-dead gorgeous up close, but his personality is straight up swoon-worthy. He even comes to the rescue when she has an R-rated "Super Book Worm" costume malfunction. But when he mistakenly assumes she's more into books than pucks, she's too flustered to correct his mistake. And then comes a big kiss, followed by a teensy-tiny problem. Jed's dating policy is simple: Never date a fan. So what's a fangirl going to have to do to convince her ultimate crush that he's become less of a perfect fantasy, and more like the perfect man ... for her?


The sworn virgin : a novel / Kristopher Dukes.

cover imageWhen Eleanora's father is shot dead on the cobblestone streets of 1910 Albania, she must abandon her dreams and struggle to survive in a remote mountain village with her stepmother Meria. Nearing starvation, Meria sells Eleanora into marriage with the cruel heir of a powerful clan. Intent on keeping her freedom, Eleanora takes an oath to remain a virgin for the rest of her life-- a tradition that gives her the right to live as a man: she is now head of her household and can work for a living as well as carry a gun. When an injured stranger stumbles into her life, Eleanora nurses him back to health, saving his life-- yet risking her own as she falls in love with him.


To kiss a spy / Jane Feather.

cover imageLady Pen Bryanston agrees to give secrets to the French spy Owen D'Arcy in return for his help in solving the mystery of her past.


Kissed by shadows / Jane Feather.

cover imageHandsome Lionel Ashton finds himself drawn to Lady Philippa Nielson, a young bride who unknowingly has become the center of a dangerous plot that could put her life in jeopardy and whom Lionel has vowed to protect at any cost.


The duchess deal / Tessa Dare.

cover imageAfter returning from war, the Duke of Ashbury decides he needs an heir and offers a marriage proposal to Emma Gladstone, a vicar's daughter-turned-seamstress who appears in his library wearing a wedding gown.


After Anatevka : a novel inspired by Fiddler on the roof / Alexandra Silber.

cover imagePicking up after the events of Fiddler on the Roof, follows Tevye's second-eldest daughter Hodel as she travels to Siberia to follow her Socialist-leaning fiance Perchik, who has been exiled to a labor camp for his support of the resistance.


Ascension of larks / Rachel Linden.

cover image"When globetrotting photographer Magdalena Henry loses the only man she's ever loved, she risks her stellar career to care for his widow and young children on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest. Free-spirited and fiercely independent, Maggie adores her life of travel and adventure. But she has a secret. She can't let go of her first and only love, renowned architect Marco Firelli, now married to her best friend Lena. When Marco drowns in a kayaking accident, Maggie rushes to the Firelli family's summer home on San Juan Island. Once there she discovers that Marco was hiding something that could destroy his family. As fragile, perfectionistic Lena slowly falls apart, Maggie tries to provide stability for Marco and Lena's three young children. When Maggie is offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance to compete in the world's most prestigious photography competition, she thinks she's found the answer to their problems. Then Lena makes a choice with unexpected and devastating consequences, forcing Maggie to grapple with an agonizing decision. Does she sacrifice the golden opportunity of her career or abandon the Firellis just when they need her the most? Gradually the island begins to work its magic. A century-old ritual to beckon loved ones home offers hope in the midst of sorrow. And a guilt-ridden yet compelling stranger hiding on the island may offer Maggie a second chance at love, but only if she can relinquish the past and move forward to find joy in unexpected places"-- Provided by publisher.


Fatal mistake : a novel / Susan Sleeman.

cover image"An FBI agent must protect the woman who can identify a terrorist bomber in bestselling author Susan Sleeman's riveting romantic suspense novel. Each day could be her last ... but not if he can help it. Tara Parrish is the only person ever to survive an attack by the Lone Wolf bomber. Scared and emotionally scarred by her near death, she goes into hiding with only one plan--to stay alive for another day. She knows he's coming after her, and if he finds her, he will finish what he started. Agent Cal Riggins has had only one goal for the past six months--to save lives by ending the Lone Wolf's bombing spree. To succeed, he needs the help of Tara Parrish, the one person who can lead them to the bomber. Cal puts his all into finding Tara, but once he locates her, he realizes if he can find her, the Lone Wolf can, too. He must protect Tara at all costs, and they'll both need to resist the mutual attraction growing between them to focus on hunting down the bomber, because one wrong move could be fatal"-- Provided by publisher.


Midwinter break / Bernard MacLaverty.

cover imageGerry, once an architect, is forgetful and set in his ways. Stella is tired of his lifestyle, worried about their marriage, and angry at his constant undermining of her religious faith. Things are not helped by memories that have begun to resurface of a troubled time in their native Ireland. As their midwinter break comes to an end, we understand how far apart they are--and can only watch as they struggle to save themselves. -- amazon.com.


Only love can heal / Rosie Harris.

cover imageTheir lives were torn by conflicts only love could heal. When the war was over, Lieutenant Kate Russell would marry a man with a pedigree as sound as her own. Because confidence, beauty and privilege were advantages she took for granted; and besides her aristocratic parents had great plans for her: then she met Robert Campbell, a mere staff driver. Handsome in a rugged, rawboned sort of way, his lack of breeding both excited and intrigued her. Her family, initially outraged by the proposal, would only accept their marriage if Robert climbed the ranks of the army. But when peace is declared and Robert achieves the rank of Major, Kate finds she has her own bitter and personal war to contend with. Trapped by her parents' possessive demands, tormented by Robert's passionate but wayward love, she fights her own lonely battle to save her marriage and her reputation...


Indian summer / Marcia Willett.

cover image"Some memories can be forgotten... Others won't ever go away. For renowned actor Sir Mungo, his quiet home village in Devon provides the perfect retreat. Close by are his brother and his wife, and the rural location makes his home the ideal getaway for his old friends in London. Among those is Kit, who comes to stay for the summer, bringing with her a letter from her first and only love, Jake, and a heart in turmoil. Years have passed since they last saw each other, and now he has written to Kit asking to meet again. As the summer unfolds, secrets are uncovered that will shatter the sleepy community, and even tear a family apart. But those involved soon realize that the only way to move forward might be to confront the past.."-- Provided by publisher.


An uncertain dream / Judith Miller.

cover imageWhen Pullman Car Works employees walk out in protest over their wages and high rent, Olivia Mott is torn between her loyalty to the company and her love for Fred DeVault, in this action-packed finale to the bestselling historical series.


The last secret of the Deverills / Santa Montefiore.

cover imageIreland, early 1939. Much has changed for the Deverill family and a new generation is waiting in the wings. But eyes are once again turning towards Europe where the storm clouds of war are building. In Dublin, Martha Wallace's feelings of rejection have turned,. in an instant, to happiness. Martha came home from America, desperate to track down her birth mother. But instead she has lost her heart to the impossibly charming JP, scion of the Deverill family. Bridie Doyle has come a long way from her humble roots. Now Countess di Marcantonio and mistress of Castle Deverill, she is determined to make the splendid surroundings her home. Her flamboyant husband Cesare has other ideas. And, as his eye strays away from his wife, those close to the couple begin to question his true identity. Ktity Deverill believed that life with her husband Robert and their two children was her destiny, until the return of Jack O'Leary, her first love, as irresistible to her now as he was when they met, years before. But this time Jack's heart belongs elsewhere...


The sweetest burn : a broken destiny novel / Jeaniene Frost.

cover imageVengefully targeted for her role in conquering a supernatural realm, Ivy is forced to reunite with the dangerously seductive Adrian in a quest to find a hallowed weapon capable of repairing the crumbling boundary between the demon and human realms.


Lilac Lane : a Chesapeake Shores novel / Sherryl Woods.

cover imageKeira Malone raised her three children alone after her first marriage broke apart. She found love again, but when her fiancé suffered a fatal heart attack she moved from Dublin to Chesapeake Shores, Maryland. She plans to spend time with her daughter, Moira, and her new granddaughter, Kate, as well as to help her son-in-law, Luke, with his Irish pub, O'Brien's. She rents a cottage on Lilac Lane, but her neighbor is none other than Bryan Laramie, the brusque and moody chef at the pub, with whom Keira is constantly butting heads. When Bryan's long-lost daughter shows up out of the blue, wounds are reopened.-- Adapted from book jacket.


Texas fierce / Janet Dailey.

cover imageHe came home to sell his family's failing ranch, but once twenty-year-old Bull Tyler sets foot on the Rimrock, he's determined to tame the rugged land and make it his own. First he'll have to take on the powerful Prescott clan, who'll do anything to get their hands on the Tylers' holding - even murder. Then Bull sets eyes on the breathtaking woman earmarked to be Ferg Prescott's bride. Now nothing will stop Bull from taking the land - or the lady who stirs his blood like no other - and building a dynasty worthy of both. She was born to privilege, and raised to do the right thing. But Susan Rutledge has never felt anything like the fire she feels for Bull Tyler. Yet can she defy her father's strong will and leave her secure life for a ramblin' rodeo man? She'd have to be crazy - or crazy in love.


Merry and bright : a novel / Debbie Macomber.

cover imageMerry Smith is pretty busy these days. She's taking care of her family, baking cookies, decorating for the holidays, and hoping to stay out of the crosshairs of her stressed and by-the-book boss at the consulting firm where she temps. Her own social life is the last thing she has in mind, much less a man. Without her knowledge, Merry's well-meaning mom and brother create an online dating profile for her--minus her photo--and the matches start rolling in. Initially, Merry is incredulous, but she reluctantly decides to give it a whirl. Soon Merry finds herself chatting with a charming stranger, a man with similar interests and an unmistakably kind soul. Their online exchanges become the brightest part of her day. But meeting face-to-face is altogether different, and her special friend is the last person Merry expects--or desires. Still, sometimes hearts can see what our eyes cannot. In this satisfying seasonal tale, unanticipated love is only a click away.


In the midst of winter : a novel / Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson.

cover image"In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident--which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster--a 60-year-old human rights scholar--hits the car of Evelyn Ortega--a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala--in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor's house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz--a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile--for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a mesmerizing story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia."-- Provided by publisher.


Home all along : an Amish secrets novel / Beth Wiseman.

cover image"The third and final installment in the critically-acclaimed Amish Secrets series by bestselling author Beth Wiseman -- Charlotte has made a home for herself in Amish Country with Daniel. But unforeseen events rock their fragile world and may move them even further away from the life they long for...Charlotte, an Englisher, is living in Amish Country, and she has formed strong and lasting bonds with the people in her new community. She has even fallen in love with an Amish man. But just when she is considering a permanent conversion to the Amish way of life, her world crashes around her. An unexpected death and a mysterious visitor unsettle Charlotte, and she begins to question her faith and her choices. Daniel loves Charlotte and wants to share his life with her, even it if means leaving the only world he's ever known. But as he walks alongside of her through her struggles, his own world is turned upside down when a loved one receives a grim medical diagnosis and a prodigal relative returns home. Will Charlotte and Daniel's relationship succumb to the many pressures around them, or will their faith and the strong community around them allow them to weather the storms of their own lives in order to build a life together?"-- Provided by publisher.


The duchess deal : girl meets duke / Tessa Dare.

cover imageThe Duke of Ashbury needs a wife. Emma Gladstone, a vicar's daughter turned seamstress, will do. They both have terms for the marriage, but will they be able to stop from falling in love?


The vineyard : a novel / Maria Duenas ; translated by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia.

cover image"New York Times bestselling author Maria Duenas returns with The Vineyard, a magnificent story of ambition, heartbreak, and desire set in the 1860s Mexico, Cuba, and Spain--perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Kristin Hannah. Mauro Larrea's fortune, the result of years of hardship and toil, comes crashing down on the heels of a calamitous event. Swamped by debt and uncertainty, he gambles the last of his money in a daring play that wins him an abandoned house and a vineyard an ocean away. Mauro travels to Andalusia de Jerez in Spain with every intention of selling the property and returning to Mexico. That is, until he meets the unsettling Soledad Montalvo, the widow of a London wine merchant who bursts into his life unannounced, determined to protect her family's legacy. Before long, Mauro finds himself immersed in the rich culture of the sherry trade. As his feelings for Soledad ripen into a consuming passion, he seeks to restore the vineyard to its former glory, propelling himself toward a future that he never could have imagined. From the turbulent young Mexican republic to flourishing Havana to the fertile vineyards of Jerez in the second half of the nineteenth century, when the wine trade with England transformed the Andalusian city, Maria Duenas' new novel takes place on both sides of the Atlantic, the New World and the Old. This story of family intrigue vividly conjures the noise and grit of silver mines, the sophistication of the Mexican capital, and the earthier lure of ancient vineyards and magnificent cities whose splendor has faded. Here is a story of courage in the face of adversity and of a destiny forever altered by the force of passion"-- Provided by publisher.


Science Fiction

Perfect shadow / Brent Weeks.

cover image"Gaelan Starfire is a careful, quiet, simple farmer. He's also an immortal, peerless in the arts of war. Over the centuries, he's worn many faces to hide his gift, but he is a man ill-fit for obscurity. When Gaelan must take a job hunting down the world's finest assassins for the beautiful courtesan and crime lord Gwinvere Kirena what he finds may destroy everything he's ever believed in." -- From publisher's description.


Recruits / Thomas Locke.

cover imageTwin seventeen-year-old brothers Sean and Dillon meet their new neighbor Colonel Carver, who has come to Earth, an outpost among dozens of human-occupied planets in the galaxy, to recruit the boys to join the Human Assembly, but first they must complete their training and discover the source of recent disturbances to interplanetary peace.


Renegades / Thomas Locke.

cover image"When twins Sean and Dillon Kirrell use their transit abilities to rescue a kidnap victim, they cross a clandestine group within their government who seeks to control all planets with their transit powers, forcing the brothers to choose sides in what could explode into full-blown war"-- Provided by publisher.


The reluctant mage / Karen Miller.

cover imageAfter dreaming that her missing brother, who has inherited her father's ability to control the weather, may be alive, Deenie learns that a fearsome mage resembling her brother is quickly becoming a threat to the world.


Beasts of extraordinary circumstance / Ruth Emmie Lang.

cover imageRaised by wolves after being orphaned in childhood, Weylyn Grey, a man with astonishing powers, is evaluated by the people who care or wonder about him, including a woman who falls in love with him after he saves her from an angry wolf.


Spark / David Drake.

cover image"NEW STANDALONE NOVEL BY SF MASTER DAVID DRAKE. In a violent world in which civilization has fallen and monsters roam, a young hero will rise. In the time of the Ancients the universe was united--but that was so far in the past that not even memory remains, only the broken artifacts that a few Makers can reshape into their original uses. What survives is shattered into enclaves--some tiny, some ruined, some wild. Into the gaps between settlements, and onto the Road that connects all human reality and the reality that is not human and may never have been human, have crept monsters. Some creatures are men, twisted into inhuman evil; some of them are alien to Mankind-- And there are things which are hostile to all life, things which will raven and kill until they are stopped. A Leader has arisen, welding the scattered human settlements together in peace and safety and smashing the enemies of order with an iron fist. In his capital, Dun Add, the Leader provides law and justice. In the universe beyond, his Champions advance--and enforce--the return of civilization. Pal, a youth from the sticks, has come to Dun Add to become a Champion. Pal is a bit of a Maker, and in his rural home he's been able to think of himself as a warrior because he can wield the weapons of the Ancient civilization. Pal has no idea of what he's really getting into in Dun Add. On the other hand, the Leader and Dun Add have no real idea of what might be inside this hayseed with high hopes. THE SPARK: A story of hope and violence and courage. And especially, a story of determination. About David Drake: "Drake deftly weaves a web of political machinations and intrigue that vividly depicts the costs of war. Fans of Patrick O'Brian's Maturin and Aubrey novels will enjoy this intricate, rousing space opera." --Publishers Weekly "[R]ousing old-fashioned space opera."--Publishers Weekly "The fun is in the telling, and Mr. Drake has a strong voice. I want more!"--Philadelphia Weekly Press "[S]pace opera is alive and well. This series is getting better as the author goes along.


Terminal alliance / Jim C. Hines.

cover image"The Krakau came to Earth to invite humanity into a growing alliance of sentient species. But they hadn't counted on a mutated plague wiping out half the human population, turning the rest into shambling, near-unstoppable animals, and basically destroying human civilization. You know, your standard apocalypse. The Krakau's first impulse was to turn around and go home. (After all, it's hard to have diplomatic relations with mindless savages who eat your diplomats.) Their second impulse was to try to fix us. Now, a century later, human beings might not be what they once were, but at least they're no longer trying to eat everyone. Mostly."--Jacket flap.


The rule of luck / Catherine Cerveny.

cover imageThe Rule of Luck is a whirlwind thriller romance in a futuristic setting that will tug at your heartstrings while sending you on high-speed chases alongside a genetically-enhanced (and incredibly handsome...) criminal mastermind. As a famed tarot card reader, all is well in luck and love for Felicia Sevigny, until Russian crime leader Alexei Petriv walks into her shop and demands a reading. Petriv's future looks dark and full of danger, which wouldn't be Felicia's problem, except that it's also aligned with hers. Felicia discovers she is the key pawn in Petriv's plot to overthrow the all-knowing government, and she must decide if she will trust with him with her heart, body and soul, before the future of the entire human race collapses around her.


The forever ship / Francesca Haig.

cover imageConcludes the story of psychic Omega Cass and her powerful Alpha twin, Zach, on a dystopian world struggling for balance between a backward government and its oppressed people centuries after a nuclear apocalypse.


Glass town / Steven Savile.

cover imageSeventy years after a rising London actress disappeared with one of two rival brothers, a descendant investigating the mystery explores a magical cityscape to understand the factors that destroyed his grandfather's life.


Nemesis / Alex Lamb.

cover imageYears ago, one starship and its crew discovered an alien entity which changed everything. Its discovery finally bought an end to the interstellar war being fought between the masses of humanity and the few pockets of genetically engineered colonists. An uneasy peace was negotiated as the human race realised there was something else sharing our universe. Something that had plans for us. But the aliens have remained silent. The earthers have begun to test the edges of the peace treaty. Will, once a roboteer, once a human, now the most powerful being alive, has been sidelined and ignored. And a system-wide conspiracy threatens to plunge humanity back into war. Now one man, his head full of alien technology that lets him interact with machinery, must get to the bottom of the plot, find out what the aliens want, stop the oncoming war and save Will. And his journey will uncover a new threat to humanity. Nemesis is coming.


The prodigal mage / Karen Miller.

cover imageWhen Asher's last desperate attempt to repair the damage to the weather map governing the seasons leaves him on his deathbed, Asher's son Rafel--who has been forbidden to use his inherited powers--must risk his life to save his countrymen from famine, devastation, and a rift in the very fabric of their land.


Down and out in purgatory : the collected stories of Tim Powers.

cover imageTwenty pulse-pounding, mind-bending tales of science fiction, twisted metaphysics, and supernatural wonder from the two-time World Fantasy and Philip K. Dick Award winning author of The Anubis Gates and On Stranger Tides.


Penric's mission : a fantasy novella in the world of the five gods / Lois McMaster Bujold.

cover imageSorcerer Penric, who is possessed by a clever chaos demon named Desdemona, has his clandestine mission of diplomacy to Cedonia upended when he finds himself gravely injured and imprisoned in the darkest of dungeons.


Jade city / Fonda Lee.

cover image"Stylish and action-packed, full of ambitious families and guilt-ridden loves, Jade City is an epic drama reminiscent of the best classic Hong Kong gangster films but set in a fantasy metropolis so gritty and well-imagined that you'll forget you're reading a book." -- Ken Liu, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards and author of The Grace of Kings and The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories FAMILY IS DUTY. MAGIC IS POWER. HONOR IS EVERYTHING. Jade is the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. It has been mined, traded, stolen, and killed for -- and for centuries, honorable Green Bone warriors like the Kaul family have used it to enhance their magical abilities and defend the island from foreign invasion. Now, the war is over and a new generation of Kauls vies for control of Kekon's bustling capital city. They care about nothing but protecting their own, cornering the jade market, and defending the districts under their protection. Ancient tradition has little place in this rapidly changing nation. When a powerful new drug emerges that lets anyone -- even foreigners -- wield jade, the simmering tension between the Kauls and the rival Ayt family erupts into open violence. The outcome of this clan war will determine the fate of all Green Bones -- from their grandest patriarch to the lowliest motorcycle runner on the streets -- and of Kekon itself. JADE CITY begins an epic tale of family, honor, and those who live and die by the ancient laws of jade and blood"-- Provided by publisher.


Beyond the empire / K.B. Wagers.

cover imageGunrunner-turned-Empress Hail Bristol was dragged back to her home planet to take her rightful place in the palace. Her sisters and parents have been murdered, and the Indranan Empire is reeling from both treasonous plots and foreign invasion. Now, on the run from enemies on all fronts, Hail prepares to fight a full-scale war for her throne and her people, even as she struggles with the immense weight of the legacy thrust upon her. With the aid of a motley crew of allies old and new, she must return home to face off with the same powerful enemies who killed her family and aim to destroy everything and everyone she loves. Untangling a legacy of lies and restoring peace to Indrana will require an empress's wrath and a gunrunner's justice.


Breach of containment : a Central Corps novel / Elizabeth Bonesteel.

cover image"Hostilities between factions are threatening to explode into a shooting war on the moon of Yakutsk, and the two major galactic military powers, Central Corps and PSI, have sent ships to defuse the situation. But when a strange artifact is discovered, events are set in motion that threaten the entire colonized galaxy--including former Central Corps Commander Elena Shaw. Now an engineer on a commercial shipping vessel, Elena finds herself drawn into the conflict when she picks up the artifact on Yakutsk--and investigation of it uncovers ties to the massive, corrupt corporation Ellis Systems, which she's opposed before. Her safety is further compromised by her former ties to Central Corps; Elena can't separate herself from her past life and her old ship, the CCSS Galileo. Before Elena can uncover the artifact's purpose, disaster strikes: all communication with the First Sector--including Earth--is lost. The reason becomes apparent as news reaches Elena of a battle fleet, intent on destruction, rapidly approaching Earth. And with communications at sublight speeds, there is no way to warn the planet in time. Armed with crucial intel from a shadowy source and the strange artifact, Elena may be the only one who can stop the fleet and save Earth. But for this mission there will be no second chances--and no return"--Publisher.


Acadie / Dave Hutchinson.

cover imageThe Colony left Earth to find their utopia--a home on a new planet where their leader could fully explore the colonists' genetic potential, unfettered by their homeworld's restrictions. They settled a new paradise, and have been evolving and adapting for centuries. Earth has other plans. The original humans have been tracking their descendants across the stars, bent on their annihilation. They won't stop until the new humans have been destroyed, their experimentation wiped out of the human gene pool. Can't anyone let go of a grudge anymore?


The black tides of Heaven / JY Yang.

cover image"Mokoya and Akeha, the twin children of the Protector, were sold to the Grand Monastery as infants. While Mokoya developed her strange prophetic gift, Akeha was always the one who could see the strings that moved adults to action. While Mokoya received visions of what would be, Akeha realized what could be. What's more, they saw the sickness at the heart of their mother's Protectorate. A rebellion is growing. The Machinists discover new levers to move the world every day, while the Tensors fight to put them down and preserve the power of the state. Unwilling to continue as a pawn in their mother's twisted schemes, Akeha leaves the Tensorate behind and falls in with the rebels. But every step Akeha takes towards the Machinists is a step away from Mokoya. Can Akeha find peace without shattering the bond they share with their twin?"--Publisher's description.


Mystic quest / Tracy and Laura Hickman.

cover image"The second book in the dragon-laden Bronze Canticles trilogy"--Provided by the publisher.


Chain of command / Frank Chadwick.

cover image"Lieutenant Sam Bitka, U.S. Naval Reserve, is just getting used to civilian life when he is called back to active duty. Tensions between Earth and the alien Varoki are on the rise and he is assigned as tactical officer aboard the deep space destroyer USS Puebla. But when the Varoki launch a crippling surprise attack against the Earth coalition fleet, Sam finds himself suddenly in command of the USS Puebla. Now he must deal with faltering leadership in the human task force and an alien enemy who always seems one step ahead of them"-- Provided by publisher.


Creatures of will and temper / Molly Tanzer.

cover image"A Victorian urban fantasy featuring duelists, demons, and the dark arts, inspired by The Picture of Dorian Gray. Victorian London is a place of fluid social roles, vibrant arts culture, fin-de-siecle wonders. and dangerous underground diabolic cults. Fencer Evadne Gray cares for none of the former and knows nothing of the latter when she's sent to London to chaperone her younger sister, aspiring art critic Dorina. Unfortunately for Evadne, she soon learns too much about all of it when Dorina meets their uncle's friend, Lady Henrietta "Henry" Wotton. A semi-respectable aristocrat in public, in private she is secretly in the thrall of a demon obsessed with beauty and pleasure.When Lady Henry and Dorina immediately hit it off, Evadne abandons her chaperone duties and enrolls in a fencing school. There, she meets the fencing master she's always dreamed of. But soon, George reveals he is more than just a teacher. He has dedicated himself to eradicating demons and their servants, and he needs Evadne's help. As Evadne gets pulled further into this hidden world, she begins to suspect that Lady Henry might actually be a diabolist. Even worse, she believes Dorina may have joined her. Combining swordplay, demons, and high society, Creatures of Will and Temper shows a timeless world and adventure readers won't soon forget"-- Provided by publisher.


After the end of the world / Jonathan L. Howard.

cover imageIn an alternate universe where Nazi Germany is the dominant superpower, Daniel Carter begins working for a German secret security service to uncover a conspiracy behind a major scientific project.


Emperor of thorns / Mark Lawrence.

cover imageDesiring to be emperor of the Broken Empire, young King Jorg Ancrath of the seven nations must face an adversary standing in his way, a necromancer unlike any he has ever challenged -- a figure hated and feared even more than himself: the Dead King.


King of thorns / Mark Lawrence.

cover imageThe land burns with the fires of a hundred battles as lords and petty kings fight for the Broken Empire. The long road to avenge the slaughter of his mother and brother has shown Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath the hidden hands behind this endless war. He saw the game and vowed to sweep the board. First though he must gather his own pieces, learn the rules of play, and discover how to break them. A six nation army, twenty thousand strong, marches toward Jorg's gates, led by a champion beloved of the people. Every decent man prays this shining hero will unite the empire and heal its wounds. Every omen says he will. Every good king knows to bend the knee in the face of overwhelming odds, if only to save their people and their lands. But King Jorg is not a good king. Faced by an enemy many times his strength Jorg knows that he cannot win a fair fight. But playing fair was never part of Jorg's game plan.


Robot uprisings / edited by Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams.

cover image"As real robots creep into our lives, so does a sense of fear--we have all wondered what horrifying scenarious might unfold if our technology were to go awry. This anthology brings to life the half-formed questions and fears we all have about the machines we live with. With contributions by Alan Dean Foster, Charles Yu, Hugh Howey, Daniel H. Wilson, Corey Doctorow, Ian McDonald, Ernie Cline, Jeff Abbott, Robin Wasserman, and Anna North, Robot Uprisings contains meticulously described, exhilarating trips to futures in which humans can only survive by being more clever and tenacious than the rebellious machines they have unwittingly created"-- Provided by publisher.


Black goat blues.

cover imageIn Red Right Hand, Charlie Tristan Moore was thrust into a nightmarish world of lurking Lovecraftian horrors when The Man In Black, a diabolical Elder God, chose her as his unwilling Acolyte. Discovering her own power, Charlie ultimately defied The Man In Black, but at a cost. Now armed with a magic coat made from the skin of a flayed angel, Charlie is out to destroy The Man In Black and save her boyfriend Daniel―and she doesn’t care how many bloodthirsty gods and monsters get in her way...


Dark deeds / Mike Brooks.

cover image"In the third book of the "entertaining" (Kirkus Reveiws) Keiko series, Captain Ichabod Drift and his crew find themselves in another mess as a ship-wide vacation leads to their second-in-command taken hostage by the planet's criminal mastermind. After the riotous civil war in Dark Sky, the crew of the Keiko decides to go on vacation at an illegal gambling port for a little fun. What they don't realize is that the casinos are run by an ex-client who didn't get his shipment due to the war. The mob boss decides to take Tamara Rouke, the Keiko's second-in-command, and hold her hostage until the crew raises enough money to pay him back for the lost shipment. If they don't pay up in time, Rouke will be killed. Captain Ichabod Drift and his crew agree. But as they find a way to get the funds, one will betray everyone and one will die


Robert Kirkman's The Walking dead : return to Woodbury / Jay Bonansinga.

cover imageDespite surviving four years of the zombie apocalypse, Lilly Caul still dreams of her former home in Woodbury, Georgia, and leads a tattered group of survivors back there.


After on : a novel of Silicon Valley / Rob Reid.

cover image"Phluttr is a hot new social networking tool that uses advances in tech security to do things other apps can't, so everybody uses it. Mitchell, Kuba, and Danna run a start-up; when it's purchased and absorbed by Phluttr, their software happens to bring in the ideas that make that huge web of social connections become self-aware. It is then up to them to help the new AI survive, thrive, and not wipe out or take control of the human race"-- Provided by publisher.


Prince of thorns / Mark Lawrence.

cover imageAfter witnessing the murder of his mother and brother and leading a band of bloodthirsty thugs, Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath returns to his father's castle and his birthright, but faces treachery and dark magic once he arrives.


Blade of empire / Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory.

cover imageThey thought the war was over. They were wrong. Runacarendalur Caerthalien has been a master of battle for hundreds of years, but he found himself on the wrong side--the losing side--in the last war. Betrayed by his brother, trapped in a prophecy he does not understand, Runacar flees the battlefield.Yet Runacar is no coward. In a twist he could never have imagined, the Elven War-Prince finds himself leading a new army into battle--a force of centaurs, merfolk, gryphons, minotaurs, and talking bears who can perform magic. For centuries they have been trying to reclaim their lands from Elven invaders. With Runacar at the helm, they just might manage it. Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory's first collaboration, the Obsidian Mountain trilogy, introduced readers to a brilliant, continent-spanning fantasy world of high adventure and epic battle. Civilization shimmered with magic while in the nooks and crannies of the world, dragons and unicorns hid from people who believed them to be nothing more than legends.The Dragon Prophecy, set thousands of years before that story, illuminates a time when long-lived Elves rule the Fortunate Lands. It is a time of dire prophecy, of battle and bloodshed, of great magics unlike any the Elvenkind have seen before. It is the story of the end of one world and the beginning of the next.



Aces High / edited by George R.R. Martin.

cover image"It struck in the wake of World War II, a mysterious disease that killed almost 90 percent of those infected. A few of the survivors gained extraordinary powers while others were blighted with severe disabilities. Some of those afflicted chose to use their new abilities to help the human race. But some took a different path. In Aces high, it's the 1980s, but a 1980s both like and unlike our own. Now, after centuries of travel through space, an extraterrestrial being called the Swarm is headed for Earth. Meanwhile, some of the aces given superpowers by the virus are hatching conspiracies to control the human world. These factions are about to collide ... and the fallout could be catastrophic"--Page 4 of cover.


A play of shadow : Mellynne / Julie E. Czerneda.

cover imageThough Jenn has always dreamed of venturing beyond this sheltered valley when she came of age, she is soon faced with the grim reality that for her, setting foot beyond Marrowdell's borders in the normal way is impossible. Then Bannan Larmensu the truthseer who won Jenn's heart learns that his brother-in-law has disappeared in Channen, the capital of the mysterious domain of Mellynne. And when Bannan's young nephews arrive in Marrowdell in the midst of a devastating storm, he fears that his sister has gone in search of her husband, leaving her sons in his care. The law forbids the exiled Bannan from leaving Marrowdell and traveling to Mellynne to help his sister. At least, in this world. But as a turn-born, Jenn has the power to cross into the magical realm of the Verge and take Bannan with her. Once there, they could find a way into Mellynne, if they survive. The Verge is wild and deadly, alive with strange magic. Dragons roar and kruar wait in ambush, and not all the powerful turn-born who tend their world care for Jenn Nalynn. But Jenn is willing to try. Their friends Wisp and Scourge and the house toads offer their help. But what none of them know is that Channen is rife with magic that flows from the Verge itself. And not even a turn-born will be safe there.


A lot like Christmas / Connie Willis.

cover imageCollects twelve Christmas tales with a speculative twist, in an expanded edition of the author's "Miracle and Other Christmas Stories." --Publisher


And blue skies from pain : a book of the fey and the fallen / Stina Leicht.

cover imageNorthern Ireland, 1977. Liam Kelly is many things: a former wheelman for the IRA, a one-time political prisoner, the half-breed son of a mystic Fey warrior and a mortal woman, and a troubled young man literally haunted by the ghosts of his past. Liam has turned his back on his land's bloody sectarian Troubles, but the war isn't done with him yet, and neither is an older, more mythic battle-between the Church and its demonic enemies, the Fallen. After centuries of misunderstanding and conflict, the Church is on the verge of accepting that the Fey and the Fallen are not the same. But to achieve this historic truce, Liam must prove to the Church's Inquisitors that he is not a demon, even as he wrestles with his own guilt and confusion, while being hunted by enemies both earthly and unworldly. A shape-shifter by nature, Liam has a foot in two worlds-and it's driving him mad.


Machine learning : new and collected stories / Hugh Howey.

cover image"A collection of new and previously published stories by New York Times best-selling author Hugh Howey, including three set in his Wool universe"-- Provided by publisher.


Overneath / Peter S. Beagle.

cover imageAn odd couple patrols a county full of mythological beasts and ornery locals. A familiar youngster from the world of The Last Unicorn is gifted in magic but terrible at spell-casting. A seemingly incorruptible judge meets his match in a mysterious thief who steals his heart. Two old friends discover that the Overneath goes anywhere, including locations better left unvisited.


Speaking to Skull Kings and other stories / Emily B. Cataneo

cover imageEmily B. Cataneo's debut fiction collection is rife with the decayed grandeur of old Europe, girls who love and loathe ghosts, and magic that comes with a price. These stories span the gamut from soft science fiction to noir, to high fantasy and everything in between.


The city of brass / S. A. Chakraborty.

cover image"Step into The City of Brass, the spellbinding debut from S. A. Chakraborty--an imaginative alchemy of The Golem and the Jinni, The Grace of Kings, and Uprooted, in which the future of a magical Middle Eastern kingdom rests in the hands of a clever and defiant young con artist with miraculous healing gifts. Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of eighteenth-century Cairo, she's a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by--palm readings, zars, healings--are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles and a reliable way to survive. But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she's forced to question all she believes. For the warrior tells her an extraordinary tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire, and rivers where the mythical marid sleep; past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises, and mountains where the circling birds of prey are not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass--a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound. In Daevabad, behind gilded brass walls laced with enchantments, behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments are simmering. A young prince dreams of rebellion. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, she learns that true power is fierce and brutal. That magic cannot shield her from the dangerous web of court politics. That even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences. After all, there is a reason they say to be careful what you wish for"-- Provided by publisher.


Blackthorne / Stina Leicht.

cover imageThe Kingdom of Eledore has fallen and Nel and Suvi lead a diaspora of their people to safety, but the magic that has kept the demon forces away is dwindling, and they must find a new way to protect themselves. The Acrasian army has swept through Eledore, nearly massacring the entire race in fear and hatred of the magic they possess. This same magic is all that was keeping the demon incursion at bay, but now the great evil that was banished is seeping into the world. Watchers are formed to warn of any sightings of the demons, but little can be done if one encounters them in shadow or at night. Meanwhile, Nels leads a precious few hundred survivors of Eledore through the wilds, hoping to find solace and rebuild their civilization while his twin sister, Suvi, seeks allies at sea. There is hope, born in the ashes of this devastation--a hope that Eledorian magic can grow, but only if they survive.


Of blood and honey : a book of the fey and the fallen / Stina Leicht.

cover imageLiam never knew who his father was. The town of Derry had always assumed that he was the bastard of a protestant - his mother never spoke of him, and Liam assumed he was dead. But when the war between the fallen and the fey began to heat up, Liam and his family are pulled into a conflict that they didn't know existed. A centuries old conflict between supernatural forces seems to mirror the political divisions in 1970's era Ireland, and Liam is thrown headlong into both conflicts! Only the direct intervention of Liam's real father, and a secret catholic order dedicated to fighting "The Fallen" can save Liam ... from the mundane and supernatural forces around him, and from the darkness that lurks within him.


Seven forges / James A. Moore.

cover imageCaptain Merros Dulver is the first in many lifetimes to find a path beyond the great mountains known as the Seven Forges and encounter, at last, the half-forgotten race who live there. And it would appear that they were expecting him. As he returns home, bringing an entourage of strangers with him, he starts to wonder whether his discovery has been such a good thing. For the gods of this lost race are the gods of war, and their memories of that far-off cataclysm have not faded.


The emerald circus / Jane Yolen.

cover imageWhere is Wendy? Leading a labor strike against the Lost Boys, of course. A Scottish academic unearths ancient evil in a fishing village. Edgar Allan Poe's young bride is beguiled by a most unusual bird. Dorothy, lifted from Kansas, returns as a gymnastic sophisticate. Emily Dickinson dwells in possibility and sails away in a starship made of light. Alice's wicked nemesis has jaws and claws but really needs a sense of humor. In Jane Yolen's first full collection in more than ten years discover new and uncollected tales of beloved characters, literary legends, and much more. Enter the Emerald Circus and be astonished by the transformations within.


It devours! : a welcome to Night Vale novel / Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor.

cover imageFrom the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the #1 international podcast of the same name, comes a mystery exploring the intersections of faith and science, the growing relationship between two young people who want desperately to trust each other, and the terrifying, toothy power of the Smiling God. Nilanjana Sikdar is an outsider to the town of Night Vale. Working for Carlos, the town's top scientist, she relies on fact and logic as her guiding principles. But all of that is put into question when Carlos gives her a special assignment investigating a mysterious rumbling in the desert wasteland outside of town. This investigation leads her to the Joyous Congregation of the Smiling God, and to Darryl, one of its most committed members. Caught between her beliefs in the ultimate power of science and her growing attraction to Darryl, she begins to suspect the Congregation is planning a ritual that could threaten the lives of everyone in town. Nilanjana and Darryl must search for common ground between their very different world views as they are faced with the Congregation's darkest and most terrible secret.--Provided by Publisher.


Mississippi roll / edited by George R.R. Martin ; written by Stephen Leigh, David D. Levine, John Jos. Miller, Kevin Andrew Murphy, Cherie Priest, Carrie Vaughn.

cover imageAfter the suspicious death of a crew member on the historical steamboat Natchez, retired NY police detective Leo Storgman seeks to discover the ship's secrets, including the truth behind ghostly sightings of its first captain.


Barbary Station / R. E. Stearns.

cover image"Two engineers hijack a spaceship to join some space pirates--only to discover the pirates are hiding from a malevolent AI. Now they have to outwit the AI if they want to join the pirate crew--and survive long enough to enjoy it. Adda and Iridian are newly minted engineers, but aren't able to find any work in a solar system ruined by economic collapse after an interplanetary war. Desperate for employment, they hijack a colony ship and plan to join a famed pirate crew living in luxury at Barbary Station, an abandoned shipbreaking station in deep space. But when they arrive there, nothing is as expected. The pirates aren't living in luxury--they're hiding in a makeshift base welded onto the station's exterior hull. The artificial intelligence controlling the station's security system has gone mad, trying to kill all station residents and shooting down any ship that attempts to leave--so there's no way out. Adda and Iridian have one chance to earn a place on the pirate crew: destroy the artificial intelligence. The last engineer who went up against the AI met an untimely end, and the pirates are taking bets on how the newcomers will die. But Adda and Iridian plan to beat the odds. There's a glorious future in piracy


Valiant dust / Richard Baker.

cover imageCommonwealth starship CSS Hector. As the ship's new gunnery officer and only Kashmiri, he must constantly prove himself better than his Aquilan crewmates, even if he has to use his fists. When the Hector is called to help with a planetary uprising, he'll have to earn his unit's respect, find who's arming the rebels, and deal with the headstrong daughter of the colonial ruler - all while dodging bullets...


The lay of Aotrou and Itroun : together with the Corrigan poems / by J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Verlyn Flieger ; with a note on the text by Christopher Tolkien.

cover imageComing from the darker side of J.R.R. Tolkien's imagination, this is an important non Middle-earth work to set alongside his other retellings of existing myth and legend, "The Legend of Sigurd and GudrĂșn," "The Fall of Arthur," and "The Story of Kullervo."


The red threads of fortune / JY Yang.

cover imageFallen prophet, master of the elements, and daughter of the supreme Protector, Sanao Mokoya has abandoned the life that once bound her. Once her visions shaped the lives of citizens across the land, but no matter what tragedy Mokoya foresaw, she could never reshape the future. Broken by the loss of her young daughter, she now hunts deadly, sky-obscuring naga in the harsh outer reaches of the kingdom with packs of dinosaurs at her side, far from everything she used to love. On the trail of a massive naga that threatens the rebellious mining city of Bataanar, Mokoya meets the mysterious and alluring Rider. But all is not as it seems: the beast they both hunt harbors a secret that could ignite war throughout the Protectorate. As she is drawn into a conspiracy of magic and betrayal, Mokoya must come to terms with her extraordinary and dangerous gifts, or risk losing the little she has left to hold dear.


The best American science fiction and fantasy 2017 / edited and with an introduction by Charles Yu ; John Joseph Adams, series editor.

cover imagePresents a collection of the best science fiction and fantasy short stories written during 2016.


The murders of Molly Southbourne / Tade Thompson.

cover imageFor as long as Molly Southbourne can remember, she's been watching herself die. Whenever she bleeds, another molly is born, identical to her in every way and intent on her destruction. Molly knows every way to kill herself, but she also knows that as long as she survives she'll be hunted. No matter how well she follows the rules, eventually the mollys will find her. Can Molly find a way to stop the tide of blood, or will she meet her end at the hand of a girl who looks just like her?


The beautiful ones / Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

cover imageAntonina Beaulieu is in the glittering city of Loisail for her first Grand Season, where she will attend balls and mingle among high society in hopes of landing a suitable husband. But Antonina is telekinetic, and strange events in her past have made her the subject of malicious gossip and hardly a sought-after bride. Now, under the tutelage of her cousin's wife, she is finally ready to shed the past and learn the proper ways of society. Antonina, who prefers her family's country home to the glamorous ballrooms of the wealthy, finds it increasingly difficult to conform to society's ideals for women, especially when she falls under the spell of the dazzling telekinetic performer Hector Auvray. As their romance blossoms, and he teaches her how to hone and control her telekinetic gift, she can't help but feel a marriage proposal is imminent. Little does Antonina know that Hector and those closest to her are hiding a devastating secret that will crush her world and force her to confront who she really is and what she's willing to sacrifice.


The lotus and the barley / Anthony St. Clair

cover imageIn a rebuilt London, trouble is brewing. Two ancient enemies renew a bitter vendetta. Two sisters will discover their new destiny-but only if they can choose between their dreams and each other. The fourth captivating page-turner in Anthony St. Clair's ongoing Rucksack Universe travel fantasy series of globetrotting intrigue, myth, and adventure.


Sarek / A.C. Crispin.

cover imageSpock and his father, Sarek, join forces to foil a plan that threatens to destroy the Federation. For Sarek the mission could not come at a worse time as his wife Amanda, is dying. But duty to the Federation wins out over love for a woman.


The bloodprint / Ausma Zehanat Khan.

cover image"A dark power called the Talisman, born of ignorance and persecution, has risen in the land. Led by a man known only as the One-Eyed Preacher, it is a cruel and terrifying movement bent on world domination--a superstitious patriarchy that suppresses knowledge and subjugates women. And it is growing. But there are those who fight the Talisman's spread, including the Companions of Hira, a diverse group of influential women whose power derives from the Claim--the magic inherent in the words of a sacred scripture. Foremost among them is Arian and her fellow warrior, Sinnia, skilled fighters who are knowledgeable in the Claim. This daring pair have long stalked Talisman slave-chains, searching for clues and weapons to help them battle their enemy's oppressive ways. Now they may have discovered a miraculous symbol of hope that can destroy the One-Eyed Preacher and his fervid followers: the Bloodprint, a dangerous text the Talisman has tried to erase from the world. Finding the Bloodprint promises to be their most perilous undertaking yet, an arduous journey that will lead them deep into Talisman territory. Though they will be helped by allies--a loyal boy they freed from slavery and a man that used to be both Arian's confidant and sword master--Arian and Sinnia know that this mission may well be their last."--Amazon.com.


Forbidden suns / D. Nolan Clark.

cover image"In the cold of space, the fire of revenge still burns. Aleister Lanoe has been on a mission since before he can remember. Honing his skills as a fighter pilot and commander through three centuries of constant warfare, he has never met a foe he cannot best. But now he faces a mission which may be his last: take vengeance on the alien race who has coldly and systematically erased all the sentient life in its path. In all his years at war, the stakes have never been higher..."-- Provided by publisher.


Exodus / Alex Lamb.

cover image"The Photurians - a hivemind of sentient AIs and machines - were awakened by humanity as part of a complex political trap. But they broke free, evolved, and now the human race is almost finished. Once we spanned dozens of star systems; now only four remain, and Earth is being evacuated. But the Photes can infect us, and among the thousands rescued from our home world may be enemy agents. Tiny colonies struggle to house the displaced. Our warships are failing. The end of humanity has come. But on a distant planet shielded from both humanity and the Photurians, one hope may still live. The only person who might be able to intervene. The roboteer. He is trapped in a hell of his own making, and does not know he is needed. And so a desperate rescue mission is begun. But can he be reached in time? Or will he be the last remnant of humanity in the universe?" --Publisher's description.




The power : a novel / Naomi Alderman.

cover imageWhen a new force takes hold of the world, people from different areas of life are forced to cross paths in an alternate reality that gives women and teenage girls immense physical power that can cause pain and death.


Raid / K.S. Merbeth.

cover image"Clementine is a bounty hunter in a world gone mad. Bound and gagged in her passenger seat is the most revered and reviled raider king in the eastern wastes. She can't cash him in and she can't let him go, so together they cross the wasteworld, following a dying road and dodging bloodthirsty raiders who either want to free Jedediah or claim him as their own. And in a world where lawlessness reigns, a tyrant worse than they could have ever imagined emerges to take the throne" -- Provided by publisher.


Godsgrave / Jay Kristoff.

cover imageThe second thrilling installment of the award-winning Nevernight Chronicle, from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff. In a land where three suns almost never set, a ruthless assassin continues her quest for vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family. Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church hierarchy think she's far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she's no closer to ending the men who destroyed her familia; in fact, she's told directly that Consul Scaeva is off limits. But after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia's suspicions about the Red Church's true motives begin to grow. When it's announced that Scaeva will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself to a gladiatorial collegium for a chance to finally end him. Upon the sands of the arena, Mia finds new allies, bitter rivals, and more questions about her strange affinity for the shadows. But as conspiracies unfold within the collegium walls, and the body count rises, Mia will be forced to choose between love and revenge, and uncover a secret that could change the very face of her world.


Five hundred years after / Steven Brust.

cover imageThe story takes place 500 years after the events portrayed in the author's previous novel, The Phoenix Guard. Four Empire loyalists, Khaavren, Perl, Aerich and Tazendra, battle a plot to destroy the Orb of the Empire and overthrow the Emperor.


The girl in the tower : a novel / Katherine Arden.

cover image"The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingale continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman, is forced to choose between marriage or life in a convent and instead flees her home--but soon finds herself called upon to help defend the city of Moscow when it comes under siege"-- Provided by publisher.


Malice of crows / Lila Bowen.

cover image"The sequel to Conspiracy of Ravens and third novel in Lila Bowen's widely-acclaimed Shadow series. The Ranger known as Rhett has shut down a terrible enterprise running on the blood of magical folk, but failed to catch the dark alchemist behind it. And now the Shadow refuses to let him rest. Rhett must make the ultimate transformation if he has any hope of stopping the alchemist or fulfilling his destiny; he must become the leader of a new Rangers outpost. To save his friends, and the lives of countless others, he'll first have to lead them on a mission more dangerous than anything they've ever faced. The Shadow: Wake of Vultures ; Conspiracy of Ravens ; Malice of Crows"-- Provided by publisher.


Strange music : a Pip & Flinx adventure / Alan Dean Foster.

cover image"Unlikely duo Pip and Flinx return to right another wrong in this all-new sci-fi adventure from one of the genre's living legends. Fans of fun, fast-paced, imaginative science fiction adventure, rejoice! #1 New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster returns to his much-loved Commonwealth series with a new novel starring the indefatigable Flinx and his venomous minidrag, Pip. Facing danger and doing good is their business. provided the price is right. The unexpected return of an old friend draws Flinx and Pip to the backward planet of Largess, whose seal-like denizens' primitive technology and fractious clan politics have kept a wary Commonwealth from a profitable trade relationship. But now a rogue human employing forbidden advanced weaponry threatens to ignite a war among the Larians. And Flinx is just the man to stop it before it starts. But once on Largess, Flinx discovers his empathic abilities--usually his greatest asset--are rendered useless by the natives' unique language, which is sung rather than spoken. Worse, the abduction of a powerful chieftain's daughter has raised tensions to the boiling point. Now Flinx must depend on his own mettle--and of course Pip, the devoted minidrag with the deadly edge--to right wrongs, mend fences, and battle a cold-blooded adversary armed with enough firepower to blow them all away. and destroy the chance for peace in Largess forever. Advance praise for Strange Music "Adventure-loving readers new to the series, as well as old fans, will enjoy [Alan Dean] Foster's return to Commonwealth space."--Publishers Weekly"-- Provided by publisher.


The complete Sookie Stackhouse stories / Charlaine Harris.

cover image"For the first time together in one volume, the complete short story collection starring Sookie Stackhouse--with a new introduction from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the series, Charlaine Harris. For the first time together in one volume, here is the complete short story collection starring Louisiana's favorite telepathic waitress, Sookie Stackhouse--from #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris. New fans can fill in the gaps in their Sookie lore while old friends can revisit some of their favorite moments and characters. From investigating the murder of a local fairy to learning that her cousin was a vampire, from remodeling her best friend's house to attending a wedding with her shapeshifting boss, Sam, Sookie navigates the perils and pitfalls of the paranormal world. Belly up to the bar at Bon Temps's favorite watering hole and hear stories that will make you wish Sookie never left, including... "Fairy Dust" "One Word Answer" "Dracula Night" "Lucky" "Gift Wrap" "Two Blondes" "If I Had a Hammer" "Small-Town Wedding" "Playing Possum" "In the Blue Hereafter" This definitive collection is the perfect binge read for people who like their stories with bite!"-- Provided by publisher.


The stone in the skull / Elizabeth Bear.

cover imageThe Gage is a brass automaton created by a wizard of Messaline around the core of a human being. His wizard is long dead, and he works as a mercenary. He is carrying a message from a the most powerful sorcerer of Messaline to the Rajni of the Lotus Kingdom. With him is The Dead Man, a bitter survivor of the body guard of the deposed Uthman Caliphate, protecting the message and the Gage. They are friends, of a peculiar sort. -- amazon.com


The sea peoples : a novel of the Change / S. M. Stirling.

cover image"S. M. Stirling's Novels of the Change are a "truly original combination of postapocalyptic sci-fi and military-oriented medieval fantasy"* about a future where mysterious Powers removed advanced technology, and humanity rebuilds society. However, this new world is not always a peaceful one.... The spirit of troubadour Prince John, the brother of Crown Princess Orlaith, has fallen captive to the power of the Yellow Raja and his servant, the Pallid Mask. Prince John's motley band of friends and followers--headed by Captain Pip of Townsville and Deor Godulfson--must lead a quest through realms of shadow and dreams to rescue Prince John from a threat far worse than death. Meanwhile, across the sea, Japanese Empress Reiko and orlaith, heir to the High Kingdom of Montival, muster their kingdoms for war, making common cause with the reborn Kingdom of Hawaii. But more than weapons or even the dark magic of the sorcerers of Pyongyang threaten them; Orlaith's lover, Alan Thurston, might be more than he appears. From the tropical waters off Hilo and Pearl Harbor, to the jungles and lost cities of the Ceram Sea, a game will be played where the fate of the world is at stake. *Kirkus Reviews"-- Provided by publisher.


The silver gryphon / Mercedes Lackey & Larry Dixon ; interior illustrations by Larry Dixon.

cover image"A dozen years of peace have passed in the city of White Gryphon-but the inhabitants of this hard-won haven have not forgotten their struggles, and have trained an elite guard force, the Silver Gryphons, to protect their city. Skandranon, the Black Gryphon, and Amberdrake the healer, have settled into quiet, comfortable lives. But things are not so tranquil for Silverblade, Drake's daughter, and Tadrith, Skan's son. Anxious to prove themselves, and despite their parents' very real concerns, they have enlisted in the Silvers. After two years of rigorous training, Blade and Tad are finally given their first solo assignment-a remote guard post in wild, largely unexplored territory. Everything seems auspicious as Tad and Blade set off in the air, but three days out from White Gryphon disaster strikes-two young guards plummet from the sky to the deep jungle below, struck down by an unseen enemy. Lost and badly injured, the desperate partners take stock of their situation: all their spell-fueled equipment-including their only means of communication is inoperable, drained of all magic. But their troubles are just beginning. For in the dark of the tropical rain forest which surrounds them waits a nameless terror which even their fathers could never have envisioned"--Page 4 of cover.


Kingfisher / Patricia A. McKillip.

cover imageIn the new fantasy from the award-winning author of the Riddle-Master Trilogy, a young man comes of age amid family secrets and revelations, and transformative magic.


Baptism of fire / Andrzej Sapkowski ; translated by David French.

cover imageThe Wizards Guild has been shattered by a coup and, in the uproar, Geralt was seriously injured. The Witcher is supposed to be a guardian of the innocent, a protector of those in need, a defender against powerful and dangerous monsters that prey on men in dark times. But now that dark times have fallen upon the world, Geralt is helpless until he has recovered from his injuries. While war rages across all of the lands, the future of magic is under threat and those sorcerers who survive are determined to protect it. It's an impossible situation in which to find one girl--Ciri, the heiress to the throne of Cintra, has vanished--until a rumor places her in the Niflgaard court, preparing to marry the Emperor. Injured or not, Geralt has a rescue mission on his hands.


The time of contempt / Andrzej Sapkowski ; translated by David French.

cover imageGeralt, a witcher, is tasked with protecting child of prophecy Ciri, who will someday have the power to change the world, and when she goes missing, Geralt is determined to endure through injury, a coup, and a war to find her.


Westerns

Nellie and the bandit / Eileen Ross ; pictures by Erin E. Kono.

cover imageWhen Desperado Dan breaks out of jail, Nellie sets out to find her Pa, the sheriff, but finds the outlaw first.


Hard way out of hell [largeprint] : the confessions of Cole Younger / Johnny D. Boggs.

cover image"Cole Younger, one of the most famous Western outlaws, tell his own story, warts and all, in this novel of retribution and redemption"-- Provided by publisher.


Wyoming winter [large print] / Diana Palmer.

cover imageThere's something about those Wyoming men... New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer returns to the Cowboy State with a brand-new tale of desire and deception. Cultivating his vast Wyoming ranch is all security expert J. C. Calhoun wants. His land is the only thing the betrayed rancher can trust in after discovering his fiancee was pregnant by another man. But all J.C. holds dear becomes compromised when a lost little girl leads him to Colie Jackson, the woman who destroyed his life. Colie stops at nothing to protect the people she loves. Years ago she left J.C. for his own good. Now, for the sake of her daughter, she must depend on a hard-hearted man who won't forgive her. As a band of ruthless criminals tracks their every move through the frozen Wyoming winter, Colie and J.C. will be forced to confront the lies that separated them--and the startling truth that will bind them forever...


Coltler's journey [large print] / William W. Johnstone with J. A Johnstone

cover image1845, in the untamed Oregon Territory. Tim Colder escapes when his family is ambushed by a gang of cutthroats; his parents butchered, his sisters missing. Luckily he finds a friend in Jed Reno, a one-eyed trapper who's lived in the Rockies since the 20's-- and is looking for the same gang that attacked Tim's family. Colter has no choice but to grow up fast, face his fears, and fight back with everything he's got.


The ox that gored / by James Crownover.

cover image"Synopsis:Lee Sowell, a would-be bootlegger and outlaw, is compelled by Judge Isaac Parker to become a U.S. deputy marshal. He receives his training under the tutelage of famed deputy Bass Reeves and becomes a deputy with a posse of his own, ranging across the Indian Territory chasing bootleggers, murderers, and robbers. Creek Indian Lighthorse police bring Lee a man accused of murdering a young girl he had kidnapped. This is Lee's first encounter with A.B. Chew, a pathological murderer. Other adventures include an encounter with New Mexican comancheros and a gang of stock thieves operating along the cattle trails. Lee is captured by Seminole warriors and is suspected of being the thief who stole their horses. Chief Puma shows Lee how the Seminole take care of horse thieves. Lee and his posse rescue Deputy U.S. Marshal Tracey Price and his posse, who have been captured by cattle thieves, and are being taken to the Comanche Indians for torture. Later, Price and his posse disappear in the western Indian Territory and Judge Parker sends Lee to find them. What they find sends them on a manhunt across the territory that ends in a showdown at Robbers' Roost in the CimarrĂłn Strip"-- Provided by publisher.


Adobe moon : Wyatt Earp, an American odyssey / Adobe Moon / Mark Warren.

cover image"It is 1862. With his older brothers fighting in the war, Wyatt Earp - at fourteen - is left to manage the family's Iowa farm under his father's iron rule. These years of labor inculcate into him an ambition to seek his fortunes by his wits rather than the sweat of his back. The open territory to the west, he knows, offers that opportunity. When his family treks to California he makes the passing acquaintance of a beguiling Mexican girl, whose philosophy of success and failure will haunt Wyatt for years to come. It is the prophecy of the "adobe moon," a rusty-hued orb that reminds a man: If you do not achieve your dreams, you must settle for what you have. Though rejecting this creed, Wyatt feels the notion dog him like a ghost. After stints as coach driver, freight-hauler, and grader for the railroad, Wyatt takes his first "respectable" job as constable in a small Missouri town. There he meets the woman who teaches him the value of settling down with family. When she dies with child, Wyatt sinks into a depression where the lines of ethics blur. Wanted by the law he loses himself in the waterfront slums of Peoria working in brothels. Fed up with his self-made squalor, he returns to the West for a second chance at a proper life. In a Kansas cattle town he comes face to face with his salvation . . . and his destiny as a lawman with his own iron rule" -- Provided by publisher.


The ballad of Black Bart / Loren D. Estleman.

cover imageBetween July 1875 and November 1883, a single outlaw robbed the stagecoaches of Wells Fargo in California's Mother Lode country a record of twenty-eight times. Armed with an unloaded shotgun, walking to and from the scenes of the robberies, often for hundreds of miles, and leaving poems behind, the infamous Black Bart was fiercely hunted. Between robberies, Black Bart was known as Charles E. Bolton, a distinguished, middle-aged man who enjoyed San Francisco's entertainments in the company of socialites drawn to his quiet, temperate good nature and upper-class tastes.Meanwhile, James B. Hume, Wells Fargo's legendary chief of detectives, made Bart's apprehension a matter of personal as well as professional interest.


Thalia : a Texas trilogy / Larry McMurtry.

cover imageLarry McMurtry burst onto the American literary scene with a force that would forever redefine how we perceive the American West. His first three novels-- Horseman, Pass By (1961), * Leaving Cheyenne (1963), and The Last Picture Show (1966)-- all set in the north Texas town of Thalia after World War II, are collected here for the first time. In this trilogy, McMurtry writes tragically of men and women trying to carve out an existence on the plains, where the forces of modernity challenge small- town American life. From a cattleranch rivalry that confirms McMurtry's "full- blooded Western genius" (Publishers Weekly) to a love triangle involving a cowboy, his rancher boss and wife, and finally to the hardscrabble citizens of an oil- patch town trying to keep their only movie house alive, McMurtry captures the stark realities of the West like no one else. With a new introduction, Thalia emerges as an American classic that celebrates one of our greatest literary masters.


An Arizona Christmas / William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone.

cover image"Like most families, the Jensens gather together to celebrate the holidays. This year, since half the clan is scattered across the American West, they've decided to split the difference and meet up in Tucson. Matt and Luke will be there, for sure, and maybe Ace and Chance, too. That leaves Sally, Preacher, and Smoke Jensen, who've reserved three seats on a westbound stage to make sure they don't miss out on the festivities. What could possibly go wrong? Mother Nature is the first to strike, dusting up the trail with a sandstorm as blinding and deadly as any northern blizzard. Then comes an Apache ambush, forcing the passengers and drivers to seek shelter in a cave. Even if Smoke and Preacher manage to shoot their way out of this, they have another big surprise waiting -- a ruthless gang of outlaws after the cargo of cash on the stage, happy to slaughter anyone who tries to stop them. If the Jensens hope to save Christmas this year, they'll need to save their own lives first"--back cover.


In the valley of the sun : a novel / Andy Davidson.

cover image"Deftly written and utterly addictive, this Western literary horror debut will find a home with fans of authors like Joe Hill, Cormac McCarthy, and Anne Rice. One night in 1980, a man becomes a monster. Haunted by his past, Travis Stillwell spends his nights searching out women in West Texas honky-tonks. What he does with them doesn't make him proud, just quiets the demons for a little while. But after Travis crosses paths one night with a mysterious pale-skinned girl, he wakes weak and bloodied in his cabover camper the next morning-with no sign of a girl, no memory of the night before. Annabelle Gaskin spies the camper parked behind her motel and offers the cowboy a few odd jobs to pay his board. Travis takes her up on the offer, if only to buy time, to lay low and heal. By day, he mends the old motel, insinuating himself into the lives of Annabelle and her ten-year-old son. By night, in the cave of his camper, he fights an unspeakable hunger. Before long, Annabelle and her boy come to realize that this strange cowboy is not what he seems. Half a state away, a grizzled Texas Ranger is hunting Travis for his past misdeeds, but what he finds will lead him to a revelation far more monstrous. A man of the law, he'll have to decide how far into the darkness he'll go for the sake of justice. When these lives converge on a dusty autumn night, an old evil will find new life-and new blood"-- Provided by publisher.


Venom of the mountain man / William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone.

cover imageWhen Smoke Jensen sees a gang of outlaws holding up a stagecoach, he storms in with guns blazing, killing one of the gunmen. The dead man is the brother of the notorious outlaw Gabe Briggs and Briggs will want revenge. Tired of the savagery of the lawless countryside, Smoke's wife Sally heads back east for a spell, only to find the big city choking in filth, violence and corruption. Before Sally can head back home, though, she's snatched right off the street. When Smoke gets word that Sally's been kidnapped, he hops the first train east, but Gabe Briggs and his band of bad men are along for the ride. Unless Smoke can punch their ticket to hell first, they'll low this train sky high...


Ernest Haycox and the western / Richard W. Etulain.

cover imageWestern fans today may not recognize the name Ernest Haycox (1899–1950), but they know his work. John Ford turned one of his stories into the iconic film Stagecoach, and the whole Western literary genre still follows conventions that Haycox deftly mastered and reshaped. In this new book about Haycox’s literary career, Richard W. Etulain tells the engrossing story of his rise through the ranks of popular magazine and serial fiction to become one of the Western’s most successful creators.


In the distance / Hernan Diaz.

cover image"A young Swedish boy finds himself in penniless and alone in California. He travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great push to the West. Driven back over and over again on his journey through vast expanses, HĂ„kan meets naturalists, criminals, religious fanatics, Indians, and lawmen, and his exploits turn him into a legend. Diaz defies the conventions of historical fiction and genre (travel narratives, the bildungsroman, nature writing, the Western), offering a probing look at the stereotypes that populate our past and a portrait of radical foreignness. At first, it was a contest, but in time the beasts understood that, with an embrace and the slightest push, they had to lie down on their side and stay until HĂ„kan got up. He did this each time he thought he spied someone on the circular horizon. Had HĂ„kan and his animals ever been spotted, the distant travelers would have taken the vanishing silhouettes for a mirage. But there were no such travelers-the moving shadows he saw almost every day in the distance were illusions. With the double intention of getting away from the trail and the cold, he had traveled south for days. Hernan Diaz is the author of Borges, Between History and Eternity (Bloomsbury 2012), managing editor of RHM, and associate director of the Hispanic Institute at Columbia University. He lives in New York"-- Provided by publisher.


Revenger : a western duo featuring Mike Sartain, the Revenger / by Frank Leslie.

cover image"Synopsis: From the celebrated author of the popular Yakima Henry novels, a new western adventure series ... After the War Between the States, the former Confederate Mike Sartain came west and joined the frontier cavalry. Wounded by Apaches in Arizona, he was nursed back to health by an old desert rat and his beautiful granddaughter, Jewel. When the prospector and Jewel were viciously murdered by marauding Yankees, Sartain hunted the soldiers down and killed them in his own fierce Cajun style, for Jewel had been carrying Sartain's unborn child. That's how Mike Sartain's lust for revenge got started. That's how he became a wanted man, with a dead-or-alive price on his head. Now, with no choice but to keep on riding, The Revenger rides for anyone who has an ax to grind"-- Provided by publisher.



A snow country Christmas [large print] / Linda Lael Miller.

cover imageIt's a Christmas affair to remember as a Hollywood mogul discovers his inner cowboy--and the woman of his dreams--amid the rugged beauty of Wyoming. Raine McCall would take snow-covered mountains over a star-studded premiere any day. But when hotshot movie executive Mick Branson arranges dinner on Christmas Eve to discuss a work opportunity, she's intrigued - by the offer, and the man. She's a no-makeup, no-frills single mom, who's happy with her quiet life. Sharing chili cheeseburgers and sizzling kisses with Mick is sure heating up her holiday, but country girl and power player don't mix... It's not just work that's brought Mick back to Mustang Creek. Since he first visited to oversee a documentary, free-spirited graphic designer Raine has been in his head. Her approach to life is as unconventional as her quirky holiday ornaments. Their attraction is undeniable - and so are their differences. Putting down roots in the Wild West wasn't in the script. But there are some Christmas gifts you can't walk away from, even when they turn your whole world upside down.... -- Publisher.


The rusted sun [large print] / Michael Zimmer.

cover imageHalf-frozen and nearly dead, Gil Ryan rode into the little mountain town of Larkspur just ahead of a raging late-winter blizzard. He'd lost everything he owned except for his mount and the clothes on his back when his pack horse fell through the ice on the Big Sandy River. Racked with fever, early-stage pneumonia, and a barely healed gunshot wound, all he wanted was a little medicine and a warm place to wait out the storm. But Gil had no way of knowing the surrounding Ensillado Basin was about to be plunged into a range war, or that the man whose bullet he carried, the same professional killer who had murdered his brother the previous fall, was also in the Ensillado, leading an army of hired guns to rid the Basin of its homesteaders and small ranchers. Even before he's fully healed, Gil is mistaken for a member of the opposing side. Forced into a war he doesn't want and feels ill-equipped to handle, he assembles a ragtag army of reluctant townspeople and local homesteaders and sets out to bring order to the town of Larkspur and the grass-rich basin surrounding it. But there's more at play in the Ensillado than Gil originally realized. Soon he finds himself in the battle of his life, the stakes a kindly doctor's loyalty, a widow's promise of love, and a chance to bring his brother's killer to justice... assuming the town doesn't turn on him when the bullets start to fly.


MacCallister [large print] : day of reckoning / William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone.

cover imageDuff MacCallister sees smoke rising from his neighbor's ranch and knows something is very wrong. He finds smoldering buildings, a rancher and his wife slaughtered, and a 14-year-old survivor who could not save her parents. Duff is going after the killers, and his only companion is the headstrong girl who refuses to be left behind. As they head into the towering Gore Range, up ahead are two convicted murderers and the killers who broke them loose. Duff doesn't have a plan -- or a prayer. But the girl will be more help than he can know, and when the day of reckoning comes, bullets and blood will prove who is the bravest and fiercest fighter of all.


Smoke wagon [large print] / Brett Cogburn.

cover imageIt's 1872 and the Katy Railroad is hell-bent on laying the first set of tracks through Indian Territory, but things have stalled out at Ironhead Station. It's a man-a-day, end-of-the-tracks boom camp, meant to live loud and die young. The railroad has hired a new chief of police, a man named Morgan Clyde, but the gambling crowd is giving three-to-one that he'll be dead by the end of the week. If Clyde can't out-think the smart ones, out-lie the sneaky ones, and outshoot the deadly ones, he'll buy himself a one-way ticket to Boot Hill. But he intends to see the smoke wagon rolling once again.


Witness seeker [large print] / by Stone Wallace.

cover imageChance Gambel is a Witness Seeker. It's a perilous profession, searching for witnesses to crimes who might testify in trials held throughout the frontier territories of the Southwest, circa 1885. Now Chance teams up with a mysterious Mexican named Francisco Velasquez to search for the vicious outlaw gang leader, Silvano Ramos, who brutally murdered Francisco's sister. But is Francisco friend or foe?


Long ride home [large print] / by W. Michael Gear.

cover imageTheo Belk is the quintessential gunfighter: rootless, ruthless, and deadly. In the fierce and lawless Western frontier of 1874 these traits were what was needed to stay alive. Haunted by the ghosts of the men he's killed, there is one man he has set out to destroy... Louis Gasceaux, the man who murdered his parents while a younger Theo watched. But the trail Theo's following is long and bloody... and Louis always seems to stay a few steps ahead. This is how it was--from gritty buffalo and gold camps to brawling, building towns like Denver, Cheyenne, and Dodge City, populated with ambitious dreamers, deluded fools, and pragmatic women.


Ride the man down [large print] : a John Henry Cole story / Bill Brooks.

cover imageJohn Henry Cole, working as a deputy U.S. marshal out of Judge Isaac Parker's court in Arkansas, was on assignment in the Indian Nations, in pursuit of a group of white renegades who were in hiding there above all a particularly vicious renegade named Caddo Pierce. He had a wagon of captive renegades when he was shot and seriously injured. He managed to come out of the Nations with his prisoners, but decided that he had enough of that job and so resigned. Now fifteen years later, employed as a deputy for Judge Roy Bean in Texas, Cole receives a personal summons from Judge Parker. He learns that Caddo Pierce and his gang are systematically murdering Indian law enforcement officers and their families in the Nations. By treaty, Parker cannot send any officer into the Nations to pursue a killer unless that killer has killed a white man, so Cole is without backing in his pursuit of Pierce.


Frontier justice [large print] : a John Henry Cole story / Bill Brooks.

cover image"John Henry Cole returns to Cheyenne after a deadly assignment intending to quit his job with Ike Kelly's Detective Agency, but when he discovers that his friend and boss has been murdered, he strikes out to bring the killer to justice"-- Provided by publisher.


Backed to the wall / C. M. Wendelboe.

cover image"Outlaws--fueled by cruelty they became addicted to during the War Between the States―roam and prey upon anyone unfortunate enough to cross their trail. In the Dakota Territory of the 1870s, the line between outlaw and lawman is often blurred. Some of those sworn to protect the helpless might exploit them instead. And some of those deemed hard cases might redeem themselves. Backed to the Wall plunges both a lawman and an outlaw into a blood battle that only one of them can survive―if the Indian raiders terrorizing homesteaders and cattlemen don’t kill them first"--Amazon.com.


One if by land / Ethan J. Wolfe.

cover image"President Chester Arthur calls semi-retired Murphy back to duty when, with a pending meeting of world leaders in New York City, prostitutes are being murdered and dismembered in the streets. Arthur's special assistant William Burke travels to New York with Murphy where Murphy is given authorization to take command of the investigation. So important is the meeting with world leaders to Arthur that he calls upon the services of the Pinkerton Detective Agency to assist Murphy. Murphy finds himself saddled with a diminutive Pinkerton's Detective named Melvin Knoop. From Scotland, he's rarely left the Pinkerton's office in Chicago, but he has a keen sense for forensics work and not much else. Weeks of investigation lead to a break in the case and although Murphy and Knoop come close, the killer escapes New York. The killer surfaces again in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Murphy and Knoop begin the chase once again. From Fort Smith, Murphy and Knoop track the killer clear across the west until there is a final confrontation and the darkest of secrets is revealed."-- Provided by publisher.


Blood oath / Melissa Lenhardt.

cover image"Outlander meets post-Civil War unrest in this nonstop sequel to Sawbones...Laura Elliston and William Kindle are on the run -- from the Army and from every miscreant in the West eager to claim the $500 bounty for Laura's capture as their own. But the danger isn't just from those pursuing them. Laura and Kindle have demons of their own and a past that won't stay dead. Exhausted, scared, scarred and surrounded by enemies, neither realize the greatest danger is yet to come"-- Provided by publisher.


Badlands / Melissa Lenhardt.

cover image"Outlander meets post-Civil War unrest in the conclusion to Melissa Lenhardt's fast-paced historical series. "A fast-paced page-turner, kill or be killed historical romance with bandits, Pinkerton agents, bounty hunters, mystery and more. Melissa Lenhardt writes with passion and does not hold anything back. Her research on the historical facts and people she portrays enhances the plot without overwhelming." RT Book Reviews (4.5 stars, Top Pick!) on Blood Oath Laura's worst fears have been realized: Kindle has been taken into custody and she is once again on the run. The noose awaits her in New York, but Laura is realizing that there are some things worse than death. Finally running out of places to hide, it may be time for Dr. Catherine Bennett to face her past. "Packs a big punch with grit and raw passion. There is mystery, murder, Indians, bounty hunters and intrigue. The women are brave, intelligent and don't take crap from anyone. Lenhardt is a talented, creative writer; she has a grand slam out of the park with Sawbones." -- RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!) 4.5 stars "Raw, gritty and sometimes graphic, Melissa Lenhardt has crafted a page-turner. In Sawbones, the women are smart, brave and at times 'incorrigible.' The plot twists, unique characters and intriguing story of passion and betrayal make this a book well worth discovering."-- Jane Kirkpatrick, New York Times bestselling author of A Light in the Wilderness "Absolutely loved it! I couldn't tear myself away from Sawbones. An epic story of love and courage that sweeps from east to west, Sawbones will rip right through you." - Marci Jefferson, author of Girl on the Golden Coin "You will fall in love with Catherine, as I did, as she struggles to assert herself in a violent and treacherous world, fighting not only prejudice but evil."-- Sandra Dallas, New York Times bestselling author "Sawbones is a thoroughly original, smart and satisfying hybrid, perhaps a new subgenre: the feminist Western." -- Lone Star Literary Life Laura Elliston novelsSawbonesBlood Oath Badlands"-- Provided by publisher.


Slow train to Sonora / Loyd M. Uglow.

cover imageIn 1911, veteran army officer C. W. Langhorne accepts a clandestine assignment that will carry him into revolutionary Mexico for the War Department along with the handsome young ladies' man, Lieutenant Calvin Jester. While Langhorne runs afoul of the Acordada, the Mexican secret police organization, Jester finds danger of his own enjoying the attentions of both Fabiana Medina, a rich young beauty, and the poor but sincere Luna Garcia while he recovers from a serious injury. Destruction closes in on both men, whether from shadowy killers or jilted lovers, in a breakneck race for the border and safety. Slow Train to Sonora combines action, romance, and suspense and is sure to keep readers of both traditional Westerns and historical thrillers on board to the last stop.


Smoke from this altar / Louis L'Amour.

cover imageCollected poetry written by the author as he drifted from place to place and occupation to occupation in his early years.


Bounty of greed : the Lincoln County war / Paul Colt.

cover image"Paul Colt captures the greed, cunning and vengeance that ignited the epic Lincoln County War. Powerful merchant and political strong man, James Dolan owns Lincoln County, until brash, young English business man John Tunstall hits town to challenge Dolan’s empire. War breaks out when Tunstall is murdered. Tunstall partisan William Bonney vows revenge, launching the legendary outlaw career of Billy the Kid. Tunstall and Chisum gunmen, calling themselves Regulators, systematically hunt down and kill those responsible for Tunstall’s murder. Deputy U.S. Marshal Ty Ledger is swept up in the tides of war, caught between determined forces swirling toward a bloody confrontation that threatens the woman he loves. The war comes to a fiery climax when the army is called in to battle for Lincoln"--Amazon.com.


The vengeance of mothers : the journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill / Jim Fergus.

cover image"9 March 1876 My name is Meggie Kelly and I take up this pencil with my twin sister, Susie. We have nothing left, less than nothing. The village of our People has been destroyed. Empty of human feeling, half-dead ourselves, all that remains of us intact are hearts turned to stone. We curse the U.S. government, we curse the Army, we curse the savagery of mankind, white and Indian alike. We curse God in his heaven. Do not underestimate the power of a mother's vengeance . . . . So begins the journal of Margaret Kelly, a woman who participated in the government's "Brides for Indians" program in 1873, a program whose conceit was that the way to peace between the United States and the Cheyenne Nation was for One Thousand White Women to be given as brides in exchange for three hundred horses. Mostly fallen women, the brides themselves thought it was simply a chance at freedom. But many fell in love with the Cheyenne spouses and had children with them . . . and became Cheyenne themselves. THE VENGEANCE OF MOTHERS explores what happens to the bonds between wives and husbands, children and mothers, when society sees them as "unspeakable." Jim Fergus brings to light a time and place and fills it with unforgettable characters who live and breathe with a passion we can relate to even today" -- Provided by publisher.


Slate Creek : journey to the white clouds / Wallace J. Swenson.

cover imageSimon feels he has succumbed to the temptations of an immoral life. Advised by both his mentors, Tay Prescott and Walks Fast he had decided to go into the mountains of Idaho to see if he can regain some sense of worth. He accidentally killed a bartender in Wyoming and then denigrated his life-long friend by suggesting that he himself had slipped to the low station of his friend. His friend left without a word, their friendship seemingly broken. To complete his disaffection with his life, his letter to a lost love elicits what he sees as another final rejection and he fails to see the double meaning in the letter. He immediately starts to learn about life as a matter of give and take. His trip to Slate Creek introduces him to several examples of plain ordinary people. But Simon, always naive and trusting, opens himself to trouble when he teams up with Justin Reed, a self-serving muleskinner who offers to help. The offers made with ulterior motives that Simon discovers later.


Folly and glory [large print] / Larry McMurtry.

cover imageTasmin and her family find themselves under arrest in Mexican Santa Fe, from which they are led on the terrifying "Dead Man's Walk" to Vera Cruz, while Jim Snow, accompanied by Kit Carson, journeys to New Orleans.


Summer warpath [large print] / Wayne D. Overholser.

cover imageThree men, a scout, a soldier, and a reporter, will have their lives changed forever after they join General Crook's expeditionary force in the 1876 campaign against the Cheyenne and Sioux.


The mustanger and the lady [large print] / by Dusty Richards.

cover imageVince is a mustanger with a solitary camp high in the Hondo Mountains, where he works his operation alone. He likes it that way. Then, on a trip back from selling some mustangs, he comes across Julie, a saloon girl on the run from some pretty bad hombres. Vince takes her back to his camp with the idea that, as soon as her horse heals up, he'll send her on her way. But then he falls in love with her. Before he knows it, her fight is his fight, and he's looking forward to a life with her. They just have to survive a small war first.


Hell's half acre [large print] / by William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone.

cover imageJess Casey inherits the sheriff badge of the deadliest area of Fort Worth, "Hell's Half Acre." He must combat Kurt Koenig and his gang, who thinks the only good lawman is a dead one.


Cherokee [large print] : a Justa Williams western / by Giles Tippette.

cover imageDetermined to honor his late father's dying wish, Justa Williams straps on $25,000 in gold and rides into Oklahoma territory to settle a debt. --Amazon


Sawbones [large print] / by Melissa Lenhardt.

cover imageWrongfully accused of murder, Dr. Catherine Bennett is destined to hang... unless she can disappear. With the untamed territory of Colorado as her most likely refuge, she packs her physician's kit and heads West. But even with a new life and name, a female doctor with a bounty on her head can hide for only so long. --Amazon


North of forsaken [large print] : a roamer western / by Matthew P. Mayo.

cover imageOn his way to visit his crusty old mentor, the mountain man Maple Jack, Roamer makes a brief supply stop in the raw, flyblown town of Forsaken, Wyoming. But Roamer's plans change when he is recognized by a dandified young stranger, a specter from a past Roamer thought he'd left behind. The arrogant youth--keeper of a secret of which only Roamer knows the truth--possesses the precious deed to a valuable ranch. The type of property people kill for. The big woodsman begrudgingly agrees to escort the young man and a shifty woman deep into the Bitterroot Mountains on their quest. Desperadoes attack, and Roamer falls victim, but Maple Jack saves him from imminent death. Trailing the outlaws, the bedraggled duo soon comes upon a lynched body, then the ranch. A fusillade ensues among angry ranch hands and desperadoes--with Roamer and Maple Jack caught in the middle. Lies layer on lies and killing becomes too common. Roamer and Maple Jack realize death is close at hand in the cold little ranch valley ... well north of Forsaken. --Amazon


To hell on a fast horse [large print] : a western duo / Peter Brandvold.

cover imageLock and load with bounty hunters Lou Prophet and Louisa Bonaventure on their quest to bring the West's bad men -- and women -- to justice. In The Devil's Ambush, Lou and Louisa are lured to an abandoned cavalry outpost and ambushed. With Louisa near death, Prophet hunts seven devils who must pay for their sins in blood. In Bring Me the Head of Chaz Savidge!, bounty poachers shadow Prophet and Louisa as they try to get a notorious killer and rapist to the Chief U.S. Marshal in Denver.


The chuckwagon trail / William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone.

cover imageFramed for murder, Dewey "Mac" McKenzie is running for his life. Though Mac's never even made a pot of coffee, he talks his way onto a cattle drive heading west--as a chuckwagon cook. Turns out he has a natural talent for turning salt pork and dried beans into culinary gold. He's as good with a pot and pan as he is with a gun--which comes in handy on a dangerous trail drive beset with rustlers, hostile Indians, ornery weather, and deadly stampedes. Mac can hold his own with any cowboy twice his age. At least until the real showdown begins...Trail hand, Deke Northrup, is one mean spit in the eye. Before long, he's made enemies of all his men. When Mac learns that Northrup is planning to double-cross the herd's owner, he stands up to the trail boss and his henchman. He might be outgunned and outnumbered, but Mac's ready to serve up some blazing frontier justice--with a healthy helping of vengeance. . --Provided by Publisher.


Showdown [large print] / Louis L'Amour.

cover image"When a smooth-talking man convinces the wagon train to take what he claims is an easier and safer route, Rock Bannon tries to convince them it's a mistake. When they ignore his advice, he remains with them, knowing they will need his help if they are going to survive"-- Provided by publisher.


You are my sunshine / a novel by Stanley Gordon West.

cover imageSet on a Montana ranch in the mid-1800s, You Are My Sunshine tells the story of Abraham Rockhammer, his children, and his grandchildren. Abraham left Ohio with his pioneer spirit in his head and his heart. His piece of Montana did not come easy but was pristine until his new neighbor -- young Henry Weebow -- started to mine for ore on the opposite side of the sacred mountain Abraham called home. Abraham's son Jeremiah must build a family to sustain the ranch and he marries the sophisticated Elizabeth Downing, who raised her children to read, cook, and dance. These children -- Daniel, twins Maddy and Gabrielle, and Zack -- carry on despite unforeseen hardships and tragedy. The family grows in unexpected ways and their loyalty to the ranch and each other is tested to the breaking point.


The legend of Russian Bill [large print] : based on the real-life story of William R. Tettenborn / Richard Lapidus.

cover imageIn 1880 one of the most unusual men in the territories rides into Tombstone. He is tall and handsome, dressed in white fringed buckskins, with long yellow hair and a mustache. One of his pearl-handled Colts is adorned with notches. He says his name is Captain William R. Tettenborn, formerly of the Russian army, and he is here to find the notorious outlaw Curly Bill Brocius. Everyone in town thinks that Tettenborn is a strange fellow. But he buys them drinks, so they listen to his wild claims that his mother is Russian royalty, that he is personally acquainted with President Grant, and that he once shook hands with important officers like Sherman and Custer. Tettenborn catches up with Curly Bill in Galeyville, Arizona. That's where Curly Bill tells the would-be rustler that Tettenborn is no name for an outlaw. From that moment he will be known as Russian Bill.


Texas John Slaughter [large print] / William W. Johnstone ; with J.A. Johnstone.

cover imageIt's been barely a decade since the notorious gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Rustlers and outlaws still terrorize the land, and the good citizens of Tombstone are at the end of their ropes. Enter Texas John Slaughter -- the new sheriff of Cochise County and the toughest lawman west of the Rio Grande. With a backbone of steel to match the iron law of his badge, Texas John is determined to bring peace to this parched desert hell even if it kills him. Which it just might. When word gets out about an untapped vein of silver in the Dragoon Mountains, every man in town heads for the hills. The streets of Tombstone are an easy target for raiders, looters -- and one gang of outlaws foolish enough to kidnap Slaughter's young, pretty wife. Forget keeping the peace. This is war.


The Comancheros [large print] / Stephen Lodge.

cover imageWith Christmas approaching, Charley is happy to welcome his grandson Henry-Ellis for a visit to his West Texas ranch. The boy is old enough now to travel alone by rail--but nothing can prepare him for the bullets and bloodshed waiting for him along the way. First, he witnesses a double shooting on the train. Then, he sees his grandpa gun down a dangerous duo of jewel thieves in the streets. After that, they stumble onto a train robbery in the making. But the real trouble starts when they get home for the holidays...A scheming pair of swindlers are plotting to take over Charley's land. A vicious gang called the New Comancheros are setting up headquarters in a nearby saloon. And any hopes for peace on earth, good will toward men, are quickly going straight to hell. This Christmas, Charley Sunday is coming to town for justice.


Pinkerton's gold / Thom Nicholson.

cover imageSomeone's stealing gold shipments in Colorado. John Whyte, ace Pinkerton detective, is tasked to find the culprits and bring them to justice. He is joined by his friends and associates: Khan Singh, his loyal Sikh manservant from his service for the Queen in India, who followed him to America and fought at his side in the Civil War; and Curly Bill Williams, his American friend from Texas. John investigates the string of brutal robberies of gold shipments from the mines in central Colorado en route to Denver, where the precious metal is refined into gold coins at the US Mint. John enlists the aid of a lovely Irish madam, who impresses him with her sharp mind as well as her physical charms. Together, they solve the mystery, and in a series of shootouts break up and destroy the gang, including the arrest of its surprising leader.


Shoot-out in hell : a western duo / Peter Brandvold.

cover imageBounty Hunter Lou Prophet is stalking the notorious train robber Frank Beauregard, a man with as much conscience as a rattlesnake with a baby rabbit in its craw. This snake, however, has a woman in his craw―an innocent young woman who came west from Minnesota to be the mail-order bride of a lonely rancher. Miss Mattie Anderson finds her new home high in the Colorado Rockies far from what she’d expected. She finds her husband-to-be far from what she’d expected, as well. Why is his hired man so tongue-tied? Who’s the dead man in the shallow grave out back? As more dead are piled high and the lead flies like snowflakes in a prairie blizzard, Mattie begins to wonder if she hasn’t promised herself to the devil himself. Only Lou Prophet can save her from the ties that not only bind but threaten to hang her...--Provided by Amazon.com.


Trouble rides tall ; Cross the Red Creek ; Desert stake-out [large print] / Harry Whittington.

cover imageIn Trouble Rides Tall, Marshal Bryant Shafter had done what the town bosses hired him to do -- cleared the gunslingers and prostitutes off the street of Pony Wells. Now the bosses say Bry is no longer needed. In Cross the Red Creek, Jim Gilmore is on the run from rumors that plague him. Mistaken for a bank robber in Kiowa, Washington, he decides to take a stand. And in Desert Stake-out, Blade Merrick finds himself torn between approaching the Apaches, the desperation of three hardened men, and the most desirable woman he has ever met in his life.


The Byrds of Shywater [large print] / Paul Joseph Lederer.

cover imageIn the 1830s in the wild Wyoming territory, young fur trapper Jonathan Byrd accompanies his older partner to the yearly Rendezvous, a time for trappers to sell and trade goods along with merrymaking and games. Persuaded to join in, Jonathan wins a Crow pony, which he reluctantly accepts, and the Crow chief's daughter, whom he refuses. Jonathan means to give up the high country life, and sets out to make a peaceful home of a little folded valley called Shywater. Before long, however, other Byrds arrive, followed by Jonathan's "prize" wife."


Killer of witches : the life and times of Yellow Boy, Mescalero Apache / W. Michael Farmer.

cover image"Killer of Witches is a powerful story; truth told with fiction that transports the reader to a different background, culture, history, time, and religion. It is the other side of Apache history lived by a people fighting the tsunami of Americans migrating west and the terrors of their supernatural insights. Five hundred Mescalero Apaches at General James H. Carlton's Bosque Redondo Apache-Navajo concentration camp near Fort Sumner, New Mexico, disappear like ghosts in the wind on a cold November night in1865. The Army never finds the Apaches including a five year-old boy with them, who becomes a legend"-- Provided by publisher.


Matt Jensen, the last mountain man. Savage territory [large print] / William W. Johnstone, with J.A. Johnstone.

cover imageIt was a duty to a dead man. Jensen had promised his friend that he would deliver money to his brother in St. Louis, but the search leads to Arizona Territory. When a young woman is seized by renegade Apaches, it's up to Jensen to save her from a brutal death.


A touch of frost / Jo Goodman.

cover imageAfter his train is robbed at gunpoint, Remington Frost awakens from a blow to find the bandits gone ... along with the woman he was shadowing for protection. No stranger to risk, Remington will do what it takes to bring Phoebe Apple to safety and her kidnappers to justice. But ransoming Phoebe is just the start of trouble ...


A sweet misfortune [large print] / by Maggie Brendan.

cover imageRachel Matthews isn't one to rely on others to take care of her. Destitute and alone, she still wants to make her own way and her own money -- even if she's forced into the life of a dance hall girl. Horrified by her circumstances, Rachel's brother sends a friend -- the widely admired cattle baron John McIntyre -- to rescue her, then sets off to earn enough money to buy back the family ranch. But when months pass without her brother's return, Rachel isn't sure she can take one more day in John McIntyre's home -- especially once she discovers that he's the one who holds the deed to her family's ranch.


Trusting Grace / Maggie Brendan.

cover imageAll of her life, Grace Bidwell has longed for a loving husband and children, but now the chances of her dreams coming true are looking slim. Widowed and caring for her elderly father, she struggles to maintain her late husband's ranch, until she places an ad for a hired hand. Robert Frasier arrives in town with three pitiful, bedraggled children who have nothing but the tattered clothes on their backs and a load of hurt, pride, and anger. Believing this is divine intervention in her life, Grace welcomes them with open arms. As feelings grow between her and Robert, Grace will have to convince him that she is a woman who can be trusted with his heart. Readers will be swept away into 1860s Montana's lush Gallatin Valley, nestled among towering mountains and proud pines, in this emotional conclusion to the Virtues and Vices of the Old West series.


The trail to crazy man : a western duo / Louis L'Amour.

cover image"Two western stories: 'The Trail to Peach Meadow Canon' finds Mike Bastian in a struggle for leadership of an outlaw gang but he's not even sure he wants to be an outlaw. 'The Trail to Crazy Man' finds Rafe Caradec fighting to fulfill his promise to a dying shanghaied rancher despite strong opposition"-- Provided by publisher.


Silver city [large print] / by Jeff Guinn.

cover imageCash McLendon, reluctant hero of the Indian battle at Adobe Walls, journeyed to the Arizona Territory with one goal: to win Gabrielle Tirrito back from schoolteacher Joe Saint. As they're about to depart by stage for their new life in San Francisco, Gabrielle is kidnapped on orders from crooked St. Louis businessman Rupert Douglass. Cash, once married to his troubled daughter, fled the city when she died of an accidental overdose and Douglass had vowed revenge. Now Cash, accompanied by Joe Saint and Major Mulkins, hits the trail in pursuit.


Preacher's hellstorm [large print] / by William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone.

cover imageLong ago, the legendary trapper known as Preacher took shelter with the Absaroka, and fell in love with a girl called Bird in the Tree. Twenty years later, he rescues a woman and her son from an ambush by the hated Blackfoot. The woman is Birdie, and the valiant young warrior is Hawk That Soars -- Preacher's son. Now the greatest fighter on the frontier is about to go to war, to protect a family he never knew he had. Hopelessly outnumbered by vicious warriors, Preacher and his son launch a war that will stain the Rocky Mountain snow with Blackfoot blood.


Ol' Slantface [large print] / by John T. Wayne.

cover imageWhen their father joined the Confederacy, Reverend Jeremiah Culpepper took twelve-year-old Dillon Childs and his six-year-old sister, Jenny, to their uncle in St. Louis. Finding him gone, the children set out to walk back home and run into Lucifer Deal, a slave trader who has expanded his business to young boys -- and is in cahoots with Reverend Culpepper.


The last cowboys of San Geronimo / Ian Stansel.

cover image"A contemporary Western debut about two brothers locked in a deadly feud, a woman on horseback trailing her husband's killer, and the inescapable ties of home and family. When Silas Van Loy flees home on horseback to avoid capture for his brother's murder, he is soon followed by both the police and his brother's wife, Lena, who is intent on exacting revenge. She reluctantly lets her trusted stable assistant join her in a journey across the wilds of Northern California in the hopes of catching Silas for one final showdown. Stansel follows the chase and shares the story of the brothers' rise from hardscrabble childhood to their reign as the region's preeminent horse trainers, tracking the tense sibling rivalry that ultimately leads to the elder's death. A fully realized tale that challenges notions of the modern West, The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo will satisfy fans of Kent Haruf, Larry McMurtry, Molly Gloss, and Smith Henderson, and establish Stansel as a new voice in this grand tradition"-- Provided by publisher.


The widow Nash : a novel / Jamie Harrison.

cover image"It is New York, 1904, and Dulcy Remfrey, despite an idiosyncratic, traveling childhood, faces the predictable life of a woman of the time. All that changes when her eccentric father returns from his expedition to Africa without any of the proceeds from the sale of a gold mine. It seems he's lost his mind along with the money, and Dulcy's obsessive ex-fiancé (and her father's business partner) insists she come to Seattle to decipher her father's cryptic notebooks, which may hold clues to the missing funds. When her father dies unexpectedly, taking the truth with him, Dulcy looks at her future, finds it unbearable, and somewhere in the northern Rockies disappears from the train bringing her father's body home. Is it possible to disappear from your old life and create another? Dulcy travels the West reading stories about her own death and finds a small Montana town where she's reborn as Mrs. Nash, a wealthy young widow, free from the burden of family. But her old life won't let go so easily, and soon her ex-fiance is on her trail, threatening the new life she is so eager to create. The Widow Nash is a riveting narrative, filled with a colorful cast of characters, timeless themes, and great set pieces. Europe in summer. New York in fall. Africa in winter. And the lively, unforgettable town of Livingston, Montana. This is a book that surprises with its twists and turns, a ribald sensibility, and rich historical details. And in Dulcy, Jamie Harrison has created an indelible heroine sure to capture the hearts of readers everywhere"-- Provided by publisher.


Snake oil : easy pickin's / Marcus Galloway.

cover image"Professor Henry Whiteoak is a salesman, a con artist, and a cheat. Traveling in a brightly colored wagon, he sells chemical concoctions and steeply priced contraptions to any and all who attend his medicine shows. When he arrives in the small town of Barbrady, Kansas, Henry Whiteoak also shows his talents in a fight and a mind that's sharper than a stiletto. While Whiteoak may be a swindler, he is not one to turn away from those who are in need of help. After all, if the gunmen who've also found their way to Barbrady kill off too many of its citizens, there will be even fewer pigeons for him to pluck. Lyssa and Byron Keag get to witness firsthand the troubles plaguing their town and soon realize that a conniving salesman isn't the worst of the bunch. In fact, if the real threat comes from some of the town's most upstanding citizens, someone like Professor Whiteoak may be the only cure for what ails Barbrady. Once the wheels of a violent scheme begin to turn and blood starts to spill on the streets of Barbrady, Henry Whiteoak quickly finds himself in a situation where simply riding away is no longer an option. Beneath the silver-tongued professor's fancy clothes lies a silver-handled .38 and a firm resolve. Could that be enough to survive the scheme that's set to put everyone in Barbrady onto their backs?"-- Provided by publisher.


Blood of the Devil / W. Michael Farmer.

cover image"Yellow Boy, Killer of Witches, returns wounded from a cat-and-mouse chase and rifle duel with Blood of the Devil, the giant Mexican-Comanche witch whose head is painted like a skull, his body covered with black spiral and flame tattoos. The witch, also wounded, disappears into the dry plains across the Rio Grande, knowing the Apache he left bleeding in the sand will one day reappear. With the Army occupation ended Yellow Boy, Juanita, their new baby daughter, and his Mescalero band return to the reservation. Better days come with the arrival of a strong but fair Indian agent, W.H.H. Llewellyn, who the Mescaleros call "Tata Crooked Nose." Yellow Boy joins Llewellyn's tribal police, and for a time becomes an Army Scout participating in General Crook's Sierra Madre Campaign returning Apaches to the San Carlos Reservation. He finds and faces Blood of the Devil, but later loses his daughter to pneumonia sweeping the reservation. Warned of his destiny by Geronimo, he dreams of a young boy he will one day save from murder. Blood of the Devil, Book 2 of the Life and Times of Yellow Boy, Mescalero Apache, continues Killer of Witches's powerful story; truth told with fiction that transports the reader to a different background, culture, history, time, and religion. It is the other side of Apache history lived by a people fighting the tsunami of Americans migrating west and the terrors of their supernatural insights as their White Eye overseers attempt to change their culture"-- Provided by publisher.


Riding with the Devil's mistress [large print] / Peter Brandvold.

cover imageMost of bounty hunter Lou Prophet's manhunting jobs have been business transactions carried out with cool professionalism. He's seldom seen what his quarries did to earn a price on their heads. But when the Red River Gang raids Luther Falls, Prophet witnesses it in person -- and can't do a thing to stop it. It will be days before a posse can be assembled, and a small girl has been kidnapped by the cold-blooded outlaws. Prophet will have to go it alone. The gang is just cocky enough to get careless and make a stupid mistake.


Triple play [large print] / James D. Crownover.

cover imageBaseball came west with the pioneers and settlers. Every town and even some ranches had a team. Young Tucker Beavers plays ball growing up on the Mountain Beavers Ranch. When he is fifteen his father gives him a herd of wild cows, which he gathers with the help of a mysterious cowhand and two brush-popping dogs. Later, Tucker helps avert an Apache outbreak by driving cattle to the Mescalero Reservation... only the beginning of the challenges he will face as a rancher in the wild untamed territory of the desert Southwest.


The mule tamer [large print] : Marta's quest / by John C. Horst.

cover image"Nineteen-eleven is the year our two beauties, Rebecca Walsh and Marta del Toro leave the comfort and safety of their boarding school back East, under the watchful eye of their grandmother Abuelita and Madame Boutin, headmistress of Stonefields School for Young Ladies. They're headed to Smith College in the fall, to continue on the path of the blueblood debutante. But something is rotten in their beloved Mexico. The Revolution has started; Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa are on the move. Adulio, their faithful servant and overseer of the Del Toro ranch has come to fetch them. They are needed in Mexico" --Back cover.


The open road / M. M. Holaday.

cover image"After four years of adventure in the frontier, Win Avery returns to his hometown on the edge of the prairie and tracks down his childhood friend, Jeb Dawson. Jeb has just lost his parents, and, in his efforts to console him, Win convinces his friend to travel west with him -- to see the frontier before it is settled, while it is still unspoiled wilderness. They embark on a free-spirited adventure, but their journey sidetracks when they befriend Meg Jameson, an accomplished horsewoman, lost on the Nebraska prairie. Traveling together through the Rocky Mountain foothills, they run into Gray Wolf, an Arapaho determined to live on his own terms off the reservation. As their paths and purposes converge, the course of each of their lives changes forever. Although the open road continues to call to Win, and Meg moves forward with her plans to ranch with the aged liveryman who raised her, the bonds between the four friends tie their fates together through the decades that follow, as they fight the forces striving to close the frontier and as they witness a way of life disappear. "-- Provided by publisher.


Missouri homegrown : a novel / Jesse James Kennedy.

cover image"A Mexican drug lord thinks the McCray boys in rural Missouri will be a pushover when their lush marijuana harvests cut into the cartel's business in St. Louis. But the McCrays live by guns and blood, and it hardly matters that they've got not only cartel soldiers to deal with but also FBI undercover agent Jill Murphy. Jesse James Kennedy's debut novel is as fast and brutal as anything Jim Thompson or Elmore Leonard ever dreamed up, steeped in local color and infused with characters drawn from life"--Back cover.


Black wind pass / Rusty Davis.

cover imageRory Carrick left Wyoming's Buffalo Horn Valley in 1861 to fight the Civil War. But the place he returns to ten years later is not the one he left. Empirebuilder Jackson Jones is ruthless in his quest to build the biggest ranch the valley has ever known, in rivalry with the sly and crafty Francis Oliver. Defying them both, small rancher Rebecca Lewis and her aunt are scrapping to survive when Carrick joins in the fight. In a web of old friends and new enemies, in a valley where a murderer on the loose threatens to destroy everything Carrick and Rebecca are fighting for, Carrick finds that tracking down a killer is not just about justice, it is a game of life and death.


The long way home / Lauraine Snelling.

cover imageThe climax to this Civil War series brings the Highwood family to places of peace and rest after separate journeys of faith, including a return to the home one thought she'd never see again.


The grub rider / James C. Work.

cover imageMysterious forces drive Gabe Allen to leave home in search of the Keystone Ranch. Job by job, handout by handout, he finally makes it. But his next journey will be far more dangerous, more demanding. He is to see an arrogant lady safely home to her own ranch where her sister is being held hostage by an outlaw gang whose leader is almost certainly insane. Gabe’s only weapons are his wit, ingenuity, and a .44 revolver; but what can one man and one gun do against an outlaw who decorates his stronghold with the skeletons of other men who have come against him?


Peace in the valley : a novel / Ruth Logan Herne.

cover image"In spite of past differences, Trey Walker Stafford would never forget how his uncle, a cowboy and rancher, adopted him and made him part of the family. He'd left the Double S Ranch to pursue music against Sam's wishes and returns discouraged about life and love after tragically losing his wife. Trey feels that he's living a lie, singing of love and happily-ever-afters while dealing with an emptiness within. Will sacrificing part of himself to help Sam fill the void? Or could it come from befriending the single mother who needs help with her farm? Can Trey find the "Peace in the Valley" he's sought for so long?"-- Provided by publisher.


Billy Pintos war / Michael Zimmer.

cover image"In 1904, sixteen-year-old Billy Pinto watches as the three men accused of murdering his Shoshone mother are set free, simply because the judge and prosecuting attorney don't believe they can successfully try white men for the killing of an Indian. Stunned by the court's decision, Billy decides to take justice into his own hands. He ambushes the three killers outside of town, then kidnaps the judge's granddaughter before fleeing into the remote San Pedro Mountains. The job of tracking down Billy Pinto falls to Sheriff Hudson Pratt, who knows the only way he can stop the rising tide of violence between the Indians and Anglos of San Pedro County is to find Billy and rescue the kidnapped child--before the young man's crime explodes into a full-fledged war"--Amazon.com.


Ceremony / Leslie Marmon Silko ; introduction by Larry McMurtry ; with a new preface by the author.

cover imageTayo, a young Native American, has been a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, and the horrors of captivity have almost eroded his will to survive. His return to the Laguna Pueblo reservation only increases his feeling of estrangement and alienation. While other returning soldiers find easy refuge in alcohol and senseless violence, Tayo searches for another kind of comfort and resolution. Tayo's quest leads him back to the Indian past and its traditions, to beliefs about witchcraft and evil, and to the ancient stories of his people. The search itself becomes a ritual, a curative ceremony that defeats the most virulent of afflictions -- despair.


Destiny at Dry Camp / John D. Nesbitt.

cover imageA stranger named Dunbar comes to the town of Dry Camp and goes to work at Rich Stanton's ranch. Shortly after Dunbar's arrival, he helps find the body of an old man named Ross Guilford. The foreman, Paul Kelso, picks a fight with a ranch hand named Willard Brumley. Dunbar intervenes, and Kelso fires him. As Dunbar asks around, he learns from Jack Brumley, Willard's father, that Guilford knew something about Brumley's wife, Louise, a beautiful woman of color who disappeared twenty years earlier. Stanton hires a man named Holcomb, who pairs up with Kelso to provoke Willard into a fatal gunfight. Jane Lancaster, an old friend of Louise, tells Dunbar some revealing information. Then Jane turns up dead. After a showdown with Kelso and then with Holcomb, Dunbar fights Stanton and beats him to death. Workmen dig up the remains of Louise Brumley, evidence that Stanton had an illicit affair with Louise and killed her to keep her silent. (B & N.).


Books on CD

The exile [sound recording (CD)] / James Patterson with Alison Joseph.

cover imageThe woman Finn O'Grady swore to protect is convinced an ancient curse has put her family in danger. O'Grady has seen too much evil to believe in the supernatural. And then the killing starts.


Strange weather [sound recording (CD)] : four short novels / Joe Hill.

cover image"Snapshot" is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by "The Phoenician," a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid Instant Camera that erases memories, snap by snap. A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute jump. . . and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero's island of roiling vapor that seems animated by a mind of its own in "Aloft." On a seemingly ordinary day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails--splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover. "Rain" explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as the deluge of nails spreads out across the country and around the world. In "Loaded," a mall security guard in a coastal Florida town courageously stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun rights movement. But under the glare of the spotlights, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it. When an out-of-control summer blaze approaches the town, he will reach for the gun again and embark on one last day of reckoning.


The godfather [sound recording (CD)] / Mario Puzo.

cover imageMore than forty years ago, Mario Puzo wrote his iconic portrait of the Mafia underworld as told through the fictional first family of American crime, the Corleones. The leader, Vito Corleone, is the Godfather. He is a benevolent despot who stops at nothing to gain and hold power. His command post is a fortress on Long Island from which he presides over a vast underground empire that includes the rackets, gambling, bookmaking, and unions.


The vineyard [sound recording (CD)] / María Dueñas.

cover imageMauro Larrea's fortune, the result of years of hardship and toil, comes crashing down on the heels of a calamitous event. Swamped by debt and uncertainty, he gambles the last of his money in a daring play that wins him an abandoned house and a vineyard an ocean away. Mauro travels to Andalusia de Jerez in Spain with every intention of selling the property and returning to Mexico. That is, until he meets the unsettling Soledad Montalvo, the wife of a London wine merchant, who bursts into his life unannounced, determined to protect her family's legacy. Before long, Larrea finds himself immersed in the rich culture of the sherry trade. As his feelings for Soledad ripen into a consuming passion, he seeks to restore the vineyard to its former glory.


Oathbringer [sound recording (CD)] / Brandon Sanderson.

cover imageHumanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, and unless Dalinar can confront his past, even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not prevent the end of civilization.


Dead woman walking [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Sharon Bolton.

cover imageJust before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There's just one survivor. She's seen the killer's face, but he's also seen hers. And he won't rest until he's eliminated the only witness to his crime.


An Irish country practice [sound recording (CD)] / Patrick Taylor.

cover imageExpanding his practice to include a new trainee, Irish country doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly investigates a new series of professional challenges, including a mysterious cough, a housewife's frequent accidents, and a colleague's susceptibility to an old vice.


The widow's house [sound recording (CD)] / by Carol Goodman.

cover imageMoving to a Hudson River valley community to revitalize their marriage and literary ambitions, Jess and Clare confront a dark pall that hangs over the crumbling estate where they work as caretakers before Clare begins to have hallucinations about the house's anguished past.


The queen's prophet [sound recording (CD)] / Dawn Patitucci.

cover imageAn imagined account of the dwarfess Maribarbola of Spain (featured prominently in VelĂĄzquez's painting) and her struggle for survival and self-determination.


The witches' tree [sound recording (CD)] / M.C. Beaton.

cover imageInvestigating the murder of an elderly woman whose body was found hanging from a tree, Agatha Raisin takes the case but begins to fear for her reputation and her life when two more murders occur.


Murder on the Orient Express [sound recording (CD)] / Agatha Christie.

cover imageWhile en route from Syria to Paris, in the middle of a freezing winter's night, the Orient Express is stopped dead in its tracks by a snowdrift. Passengers awake to find the train still stranded and to discover that a wealthy American has been brutally stabbed to death in his private compartment. Incredibly, that compartment is locked from the inside. With no escape into the wintery landscape the killer must still be on board. Fortunately, the brilliant Belgian inspector Hercule Poirot is also on board, having booked the last available berth.


Caroline [sound recording (CD)] : Little house, revisited / Sarah Miller.

cover imageIn the frigid days of February, 1870, Caroline Ingalls and her family leave the familiar comforts of the Big Woods of Wisconsin and the warm bosom of her family, for a new life in Kansas Indian Territory. Packing what they can carry in their wagon, Caroline, her husband Charles, and their little girls, Mary and Laura, head west to settle in a beautiful, unpredictable land full of promise and peril.


Curry [sound recording (CD)] : a Western trio / Max Brand.

cover imageA trio of stories about the snakebit fate of the Currys, Jim and Jim Jr., a pair on the wrong side of good luck, and the good graces of the local sheriff.


Vengeance [sound recording (CD)] / Newt Gingrich, Pete Earley.

cover imageA bomb attack in Washington, DC, kills the US President and again pits Major Brooke Grant against the world's master terrorist, the Falcon, only this time around there's more at stake than his fatwa against her. With the financial backing of Africa's wealthiest tycoon, the Falcon has obtained a North Korean nuclear device that a jihadist called 'The Destroyer' is converting into 'dirty bombs' destined for three cities. Grant recruits Esther Cohen, a formidable Mossad agent, and Khalid Ibrahim from Saudi Arabia's General Intelligence Directorate, to help her thwart the attacks after a new president intent on shaking up the nation's capital frees her from traditional CIA restraints.


The end we start from [sound recording (CD)] / By Megan Hunter.

cover imageAs London is submerged below flood waters, a woman and her baby are forced to flee north, shelter to shelter and to a desolate island. The story traces fear and wonder, as the baby's small fists grasp at the first colors he sees, as he grows and stretches, thriving against all odds.


Shane [sound recording (CD)] / by Jack Schaefer.

cover imageWyoming territory, 1889. A mysterious stranger named Shane rides into the Starretts' ranch and learns of the trouble between cattle baron Fletcher and the homesteaders. Shane decides to stay and help the family keep their stake.


The half-drowned king [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Linnea Hartsuyker.

cover imageCenturies ago, in a blood-soaked land ruled by legendary gods and warring men, a prophecy foretold of a high king who would come to reign over all of the north.Ragnvald Eysteinsson, the son and grandson of kings, grew up believing that he would one day take his dead father's place as chief of his family's lands. But sailing home from a raiding trip to Ireland, the young warrior is betrayed and left for dead by men in the pay of his greedy stepfather, Olaf. Rescued by a fisherman, Ragnvald is determined to avenge his stepfather's betrayal, claim his birthright and the woman he loves, and rescue his beloved sister Svanhild. Opportunity may lie with Harald of Vestfold, the strong young Norse warrior rumored to be the prophesied king. Ragnvald pledges his sword to King Harald, a choice that will hold enormous consequence in the years to come.While Ragnvald's duty is to fight--and even die--for his honor, Svanhild must make an advantageous marriage, though her adventurous spirit yearns to see the world. Her stepfather, Olaf, has arranged a husband for her--a hard old man she neither loves nor desires. When the chance to escape Olaf's cruelty comes at the hand of her brother's arch rival, the shrewd young woman is forced to make a heartbreaking choice: family or freedom.


Watch me disappear [sound recording (CD)] / Janelle Brown.

cover imageA woman vanishes while hiking, leaving her husband and daughter on a quest for the truth about her past, their family, and the stories we tell ourselves about the people we love.


It devours! [sound recording (CD)] / Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor.

cover imageA mystery exploring the intersections of faith and science, the growing relationship between two young people who want desperately to trust each other, and the terrifying, toothy power of the Smiling God.


Junie B. Jones's first ever musical edition! : Junie B., first grader, at last! : audiobook plus also 12 songs from her hit musical / Barbara Park, Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich.

cover imageaJunie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl All the children in Room Nine are excited when they get their bright white graduation gowns. Then an accident happens! Can Junie B. find a way to fix things? Junie B., First Grader (at last!)When Junie B. tries to read words on the chalkboard, she can't seem to see what everyone else is seeing! Is it possible she might actually end up wearing . . . "glasses?" Junie B. First Grader: Boss of LunchJunie B. is getting to help in the school cafeteria. Maybe one of these days she'll be the boss of this whole entire operation! Junie B. First Grader: Toothless Wonder Only Junie B. is not that thrilled about this. Because what if she looks like toothless Uncle Lou? And what's all this tooth fairy business? So many questions, so little time. Junie B., First Grader: Cheater PantsJunie B. has all the answers when it comes to cheating. It's just wrong! But what about copying someone else's homework? Could she be a cheater pants and not even know it? Junie B., First Grader: One Man BandIt's time for the first-grade kickball tournament! Only Junie B. has hurt her big piggy toe and she can't play on the team. Maybe she could be in Sheldon's halftime show! Junie B., First Grader: ShipwreckedRoom One is putting on a play about explorers looking for the New World! Plus-Junie B. thinks she might be the star of the whole entire production! Junie B., First Grader: Boo . . . and I MEAN it!It's Halloween! Only Junie B. is afraid to go trick-or-treating. But then she gets an idea for a costume to out-scare even the creepiest competition.


Unplug [sound recording (CD)] : a simple guide to meditation for busy skeptics and modern soul seekers / Suze Yalof Schwartz with Debra Goldstein.

cover imageA 10% Happier meets How to Meditate in this groundbreaking book for anyone who can't slow down but wants the secret to being happier and more effective from spiritual entrepreneur, former magazine editor, and founder and CEO of the popular LA-based meditation studio Suze Yalof Schwartz. Whether you're a Fortune 500 CEO or busy stay-at-home mom, the secret to being more effective and living a happier, healthier life is to hurry up and slow down, or unplug. As Anne Lamott said, "Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you." Contrary to what every Type A person thinks, studies show that you can actually be more effective by doing less, by unplugging from the chaos of your life for just minutes a day. This can be done effortlessly--even while waiting in line at Starbucks--through meditation. But Unplug is not the book for anyone who loves Buddhas and woo-woo talk. The first book that shows the overwhelmed and overworked Type A person how and why to unplug in order to recharge. Experts ranging from Dr. Oz to Harvard scientists to Vogue claim meditation can make us happier, healthier, more effective, and even smarter. And, Unplug is the only book that offers a no-nonsense approach that will appeal to anyone, even if--no, especially if--you believe you think too much, have no time, can't sit still, or that it's just not for you. In it, Suze debunks a lot of the misperceptions about meditation, including the notion that you need to sit still for long periods for it to work. She also shares the incredible benefits you'll experience, the proof and science to back up how meditation works, as well as tools and techniques to easily incorporate quick-hit meditations into daily life.


The armageddon file [sound recording (CD)] / Stephen Coonts.

cover imageJake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini race to solve the mystery of a potentially stolen election before Americans' faith in our democracy, sovereignty, and federal government become completely undone.


The child [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Fiona Barton.

cover imageAs an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it's a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building Site Baby? As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A newborn baby was stolen from the maternity ward in a local hospital and was never found. Her heartbroken parents were left devastated by the loss. But there is more to the story, and Kate is drawn--house by house--into the pasts of the people who once lived in this neighborhood that has given up its greatest mystery. And she soon finds herself the keeper of unexpected secrets that erupt in the lives of three women--and torn between what she can and cannot tell.


Seven days of us [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Francesca Hornak.

cover imageIt's Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be under one roof. Even Emma and Andrew's elder daughter, who is usually off saving the world, will be joining them at Weyfield Hall, their aging country estate. But Olivia, a doctor, is only coming home because she has to. Having just returned from treating an epidemic abroad, she's been told she must stay in quarantine for a week, and so too should her family. For the next seven days, the Birches are locked down, cut off from the rest of humanity, and even decent Wi-Fi, and forced into each other's orbits.


Last Christmas in Paris [sound recording (CD)] : a novel of World War I / Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb.

cover imageEvie and Thomas experience a very different war. Frustrated by life as a privileged young lady, Evie longs to play a greater part in the conflict. And as Thomas struggles with the unimaginable realities of war he also faces personal battles back home where War Office regulations on press reporting cause trouble at his father's newspaper business. Through their letters, Evie and Thomas share their greatest hopes and fears, and grow ever fonder from afar. Can love flourish amid the horror of the First World War, or will fate intervene?


The revolution of Marina M. [sound recording (CD)] / Janet Fitch.

cover imageMarina Makarova is a woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life. Swept up on the tides of the Russian Revolution, Marina joins the marches for workers' rights, falls in love with a radical young poet, and betrays everything she holds dear, before being betrayed in turn. As her country goes through tremendous upheaval, Marina's own coming-of-age unfolds, marked by deep passion, devastating loss, and the private heroism of an ordinary woman living through extraordinary times.


In this moment [sound recording (CD)] : the Baxter family / Karen Kingsbury.

cover imageHamilton High Principal Wendell Quinn is tired of the violence, drug abuse, teen pregnancies, and low expectations at his Indianapolis school. A single father of four, Quinn is a Christian and a family man. He wants to see change in his community, so he starts a voluntary after-school Bible Study and prayer program. He knows he is risking his job by leading the program, but the high turnout at every meeting encourages him.


Tell tale [sound recording (CD)] : short stories / Jeffrey Archer.

cover imageA collection of short tales features a series of protagonists reflecting the author's experiences with the people he has met and the cultures he has visited throughout the past decade.


Hiddensee [sound recording (CD)] : a tale of the once and future Nutcracker / Gregory Maguire.

cover imageHiddensee recreates the backstory of the Nutcracker, reimagining how this creature came to be carved and how it magically guided an ailing little girl through a dreamy paradise one Christmas Eve.


Star Wars [sound recording (CD)] : From a certain point of view : 40 stories celebrating 40 years of Star Wars.

cover imageWhen Star Wars: A New Hope was first released in 1977, part of its appeal was that the world it presented felt alive. Landspeeders and starships were dirty. Droids broke down. And it was filled with cool, weird, and really weird background characters. (Really, just take a look around the Mos Eisley cantina.) Never mind Han, Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan. Who were these other guys? What was their story? Just seeing them brought up questions for fans that sparked the imagination. In celebration of Star Wars' 40th anniversary, this book shines the spotlight on those unsung weirdos, heroes, and villains with a unique, new anthology. Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, brings together more than 40 authors for 40 stories. Each will be told from the perspective of background characters of A New Hope -- from X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star to the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for. There's never been a Star Wars book like it!


Lilac Lane [sound recording (CD)] / Sherryl Woods.

cover imageWhen her fiancé suffers a fatal heart attack, Keira Malone moves from Dublin to Chesapeake Shores, MD to help her children run an Irish pub. Now things are heating up between Keira and the pub's chef.


Winter solstice [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Elin Hilderbrand.

cover imageWith Bart back safe and sound from Afghanistan, the Quinns are preparing for a holiday more joyous than any they've experienced in years. But it just wouldn't be a Quinn family gathering if things went smoothly.


The ultimate road trip [sound recording (CD)]: family vacation collection.

cover imagePile into the car, fasten your seatbelts, and cue the CD player---it's always an exciting ride when you're traveling with the folks from Odyssey! This time you'll witness Eugene's flight from a mad bull in Mexico; go treasure-hunting in Alaska; solve a ghost town mystery with the Washington family; and more


The ship of the dead [sound recording (CD)] / Rick Riordan.

cover image"Loki is readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, complete with a host of giants and zombies, to begin the final battle of Ragnarok. It's up to Magnus and his friends to stop him."-- (Source of summary not specified).


Family values [sound recording (CD)] / G.M. Ford.

cover imageReturning to Seattle after a business trip, retired PI Leo Waterman is shocked to find his girlfriend, Rebecca Duvall, unconscious on the bathroom floor, her house filled with gas. Officials believe it was a suicide attempt in the wake of a humiliating scandal. Under investigation for dereliction of duty, she'd been suspended from her job as medical examiner for King County. Leo knows Rebecca too well and is determined to prove her innocence and clear her name. Most important, he wants to find out who tried to kill her. Despite the prosecuting attorney's claims of a solid case, Leo rounds up his ragtag team of miscreants to find the truth. The investigation leads straight to The Highlands. There, behind the locked doors of one of Seattle's most exclusive gated communities, old money can afford to bury older family secrets. But for Leo, unearthing them is going to trap him in a conspiracy that is deadlier, and far more personal, than he feared.


Blood brothers [sound recording (CD)] : the story of the strange friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill / Deanne Stillman.

cover imageThe little known story of the unlikely friendship of two famous figures of the American West; Buffalo Bill Cody and Sitting Bull, told through their time in Cody's Wild West show in the 1880s. It was in Brooklyn, New York, in 1883 that William F. Cody, known across the land as Buffalo Bill, conceived of his Wild West show, an 'equestrian extravaganza' featuring cowboys and Indians. The idea took off. For four months in 1885 the Lakota chief Sitting Bull performed in the show. The story of these two iconic figures through their brief but important collaboration.


What unites us [sound recording (CD)] / by Dan Rather & Elliot Kirschner.

cover imageIn a collection of original essays, the venerated television journalist, Dan Rather, celebrates shared values and what matters most in this great country, and shows what patriotism looks like. Writing about the institutions that sustain the people, such as public libraries, public schools, and national parks; the values that have transformed the people, such as the struggle for civil rights; and the drive toward science and innovation that has made the United States great, Rather will bring to bear his decades of experience on the frontlines of the world's biggest stories, and offer listeners a way forward.


First snow [sound recording (CD)] / Nora Roberts.

cover imageIn A Will and a Way, Pandora must spend Christmas with Michael, the cobeneficiary of her uncle's will. In Local Hero, Hester agrees to let her neighbor, Mitch, watch her son in the afternoons.


American wolf [sound recording (CD)] : a true story of survival and obsession in the West / Nate Blakeslee.

cover imageThe enthralling story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her.


It's all relative [sound recording (CD)] : adventures up and down the world's family tree / A. J. Jacobs.

cover imageThe New York Times bestselling author of The Know-It-All; and The Year of Living Biblically, A.J. Jacobs undergoes a hilarious, heartfelt quest to understand what constitutes family, where it begins, and how far it goes, and attempts to untangle the true meaning of the family of humankind.


The little French bistro [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Nina George ; [translated by Simon Pare].

cover imageMarianne is stuck in a loveless, unhappy marriage. After forty-one years, she has reached her limit, and one evening in Paris she decides to take action. Following a dramatic moment on the banks of the Seine, Marianne leaves her life behind and sets out for the coast of Brittany, also known as "the end of the world". Here she meets a cast of colorful and unforgettable locals who surprise her with their warm welcome, and the natural ease they all seem to have, taking pleasure in life's small moments. And, as the parts of herself she had long forgotten return to her in this new world, Marianne learns it's never too late to begin the search for what life should have been all along.


Quick and dirty [large print] / Stuart Woods.

cover imageWhen a slam-bang of a crime brings a beautiful new client into Stone Barrington's office, little does he know his association with her will pull him into a far more serpentine mystery in the exclusive world of art. It's a business where a rare find could make a career -- and a collection -- and mistakes in judgment are costly. And under its genteel and high-minded veneer lurks an assortment of grifters and malfeasants eager to cash in on the game. In the exclusive world of New York City's luxury penthouses and grand Hamptons estates, it will take a man of Stone Barrington's careful discernment and well-honed instincts to get to the truth without ruffling the wrong feathers. When it comes to priceless and irreplaceable works of art, the money and reputations at stake are worth killing for.


Sleeping in the ground [sound recording (CD)] : an Inspector Banks novel / Peter Robinson.

cover imageAfter a massacre outside a picturesque Yorkshire church, Detective Superintendent Alan Banks and his team must unravel a baffling mystery, and corner a killer hiding in plain sight.


End game [videorecording (DVD)] / David Baldacci.

cover imageWill Robie returns home from a mission overseas to discover that his boss--code named Blue Man--has vanished. His last known location was in remote Colorado, and there have been no other sightings or communications since. But there is violence brewing in this small town, and Robie and his sometime partner Jessica Reel will be lucky if they make it out alive--with or without Blue Man.


Artemis [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Andy Weir.

cover imageJazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. But everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.


The bone witch [sound recording (CD)] / by Rin Chupeco.

cover imageWhen Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she's a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training. In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha - one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles and make a powerful choice.


Hardcore twenty-four [sound recording (CD)] : a Stephanie Plum novel / Janet Evanovich.

cover image"Reluctantly agreeing to babysit a professional grave robber's pet boa constrictor, Stephanie Plum is embroiled in a bizarre series of crimes that escalate from the violation of stolen corpses to the murder of a homeless man." -- (Source of summary not specified)


Typhoon fury [sound recording (CD)] : a novel of the Oregon files / Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison.

cover imageHired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon soon find themselves in much deeper waters. The vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency is not only using them to finance his attacks, he has stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II: a Japanese-developed drug, designed, but never used, to turn soldiers into super-warriors. To stop him, the Oregon must not only take on the rebel commander, but a South African mercenary intent on getting his own hands on the drug, a massive swarm of torpedo drones targeting the U.S. Navy, an approaching megastorm, and, just possibly, a war that could envelop the entire Asian continent.


Manhunt [sound recording (CD)] / James Patterson with James O. Born.

cover imageMichael Bennett, be grateful you're alive. Someone attacked the Thanksgiving Day Parade directly in front of Michael Bennett and his family. The television news called it "holiday terror"--Michael Bennett calls it personal. The hunt is on.


Quick & dirty [sound recording (CD)] / Stuart Woods.

cover imageStone Barrington is the master of keeping calm and collected under fire, but his latest case, which leads him to explore the dark underbelly of priceless art collecting, will challenge even his tireless aplomb, and possibly put his life in danger.


The midnight line [sound recording (CD)] : a Jack Reacher novel / Lee Child.

cover image"Reacher rides the bus north from Milwaukee. At a comfort stop in Wisconsin dairy country he takes a stroll. Among the cheap junk in a pawn shop window he notices a West Point class ring for sale. It's tiny. A woman cadet's ring. Why would she pawn it? Reacher knows what Serena Sanderson must have gone through to get it. He fights through a biker gang and a South Dakota gangster, following the trail of the ring to the emptiness of Wyoming, in search of Major Sanderson. Is she OK?"-- Provided by publisher.


The Noel diary [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Richard Paul Evans.

cover imageAfter receiving a phone call that his mother has died, Jason Churcher travels to Medford, Oregon, to spend Christmas cleaning out the house and learns that what he believed to be the truth of his past is a lie.


The rules of magic [sound recording (CD)] / Alice Hoffman.

cover imageSusanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children: No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic. And most importantly, never, ever, fall in love. But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle, in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong, they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are. Back in New York City each begins a risky journey as they try to escape the family curse.


Every breath you take [sound recording (CD)] / Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke.

cover image"Queen of Suspense" Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke are back with their fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Under Suspicion series; Every Breath You Take follows television producer's Laurie Moran investigation of the unsolved Met Gala murder-in which a wealthy widow was pushed to her death from the famous museum's rooftop.


Proof of life [sound recording (CD)] / J.A. Jance.

cover image"Before he retired, J. P. Beaumont had looked forward to having his days all to himself. But too much free time doesn't suit a man used to brushing close to danger...When his longtime nemesis, retired Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, dies in what's officially deemed to be an accidental fire, Beau is astonished to be dragged into the investigation at the request of none other than the deceased victim himself. In the process Beau learns that just because a long-ago case was solved doesn't mean it's over. Caught up in a situation where old actions and grudges can hold dangerous consequences in the present, Beau is forced to operate outside the familiar world of law enforcement. While seeking justice for his frenemy and healing for a long fractured family, he comes face to face with an implacable enemy who has spent decades hiding in plain sight." -- From publisher's description.


The mountain between us [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Charles Martin.

cover imageWhen their plane crashes in frigid, remote mountain wilderness, Dr. Ben Payne, a gifted surgeon facing a painful separation from his wife, and Ashley Knox, a young magazine writer en route to her wedding, are thrust together in this life and death situation.


The whispering room [sound recording (CD)] / Dean Koontz.

cover imageIn the wake of her husband's inexplicable suicide, and the equally mysterious deaths of scores of other exemplary individuals, Jane picks up the trail of a secret cabal of powerful players who think themselves above the law and beyond punishment. But these ruthless people bent on hijacking America's future for their own monstrous ends never banked on a highly trained FBI agent willing to go rogue.


Future home of the living god [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / by Louise Erdrich.

cover imageThe world as we know it is ending. As Cedar Hawk Songmaker goes back to her own biological beginnings, society around her begins to disintegrate, fueled by a swelling panic about the end of humanity.


Turtles all the way down [sound recording (CD)] / John Green.

cover imageAza Holmes is a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.


The great gasbag [sound recording (CD)] : an A-to-Z study guide to surviving Trump world / Joy Behar.

cover imageThe outspoken star of The View hits the most unpopular president ever elected where it hurts in this alphabetical guide to everything that's wrong with the "Orange One," Donald Trump.


Sleep no more [sound recording (CD)] : six murderous tales / P. D. James.

cover imageA collection of six stories that explore the thinking, the memories, the emotional machinations, the rationalizations, and the dreams and desires behind murderous cause and effect.


The professional [sound recording (CD)] / Robert B. Parker.

cover imageElizabeth Shaw of the Boston law firm Shaw & Cartwright hires sleuthing extraordinaire Spenser to investigate Gary Eisenhower. Notorious for his affairs with wealthy married women, Gary is now being accused of blackmailing his former lovers. Spenser's investigation quickly shifts from blackmail to murder, though, when the blackmailed women turn up murdered one by one.


The Essex serpent [sound recording (CD)] / Sarah Perry.

cover imageWhen Cora Seaborne's brilliant, domineering husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness: her marriage was not a happy one. Wed at nineteen, this woman of exceptional intelligence and curiosity was ill-suited for the role of society wife. Seeking refuge in fresh air and open space in the wake of the funeral, Cora leaves London for a visit to coastal Essex, accompanied by her inquisitive and obsessive eleven-year old son, Francis, and the boy's nanny, Martha, her fiercely protective friend.


Britt-Marie was here [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Fredrik Backman ; [translation by Henning Koch].

cover imageWalking away from her loveless marriage and taking a job in a derelict, financially devastated town, sixty-three-year-old Britt-Marie uses her fierce organizational skills to become a local soccer coach to a group of lost children.


Becoming Bonnie [videorecording (CD)] : a novel / Jenni L. Walsh.

cover imageThe untold story of how wholesome Bonnelyn Parker became half of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde duo. Few details are known about Bonnie's life prior to meeting her infamous partner. In this novel, Jenni L. Walsh offers a compelling account of why she fell so hard for a convicted felon--and turned to crime herself.


The tiger's prey [sound recording (CD)] : a novel of adventure / Wilbur Smith and Tom Harper.

cover imageTom Courtney, one of four sons of master mariner Sir Hal Courtney, once again sets sail on a treacherous journey that will take him across the vast reaches of the ocean.


The secret diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 years old [sound recording (CD)] / Hendrik Groen ; translated by Hester Velmans.

cover imageHendrik Groen may be old, but he is far from dead and isn't planning to be buried anytime soon. Instead, he sets out to write an exposé: a year in the life of his care home in Amsterdam.


Soho Dead [sound recording (CD)].

cover imageKenny Gabriel is three years away from turning sixty, has forty-three quid in the bank, and is occasionally employed to find people who would rather not be found. Broke, clientless, and depressed, he knows things can't get much worse. Then he's summoned to the office of London media magnate Frank Parr, whose daughter, Harry, is missing--and there's ten grand on the table to get her back.It's a lot of money, and God knows Kenny needs the cash. But he and Frank have a history he'd rather not revisit. Kenny worked for him in the seventies, when Frank was the head of a Soho magazine empire and owner of an infamous nightclub. And Kenny might still be working for Frank--if he hadn't witnessed his boss brutally torturing another employee.Kenny suspects taking this job is a mistake, and he's probably right, because while he may be done with the past, the past is far from done with him.


Rise & shine, Benedict Stone / Phaedra Patrick.

cover imageMoonstone for empathy. Azurite for memories. Lapis lazuli for truth ... In the quiet village of Noon Sun, Benedict Stone has settled into a complacent and predictable routine. Business at his jewelry shop has dried up; his marriage is on the rocks. His life is in desperate need of a jump start. And then a surprise arrives at his door. Gemma is Benedict's audacious teenage niece-the daughter of his estranged brother, Charlie. The two Stone brothers had a falling out and haven't spoken in almost two decades, since Charlie left for America. Reckless and stubborn, Gemma invites herself into Benedict's world and turns his orderly life upside down. But she might just be exactly what he needs to get his life back on track. Filled with colorful characters and irresistible charm, [this book] is a luminous reminder of the unbreakable bonds of family, and shows that having someone to embrace life with is always better than standing on your own.


The secret keepers [sound recording (CD)] / Trenton Lee Stewart.

cover imageA boy discovers a peculiar, magical watch, propelling him on an adventure to protect his city and the ones he loves from a dangerous man who will stop at nothing to get the watch back.


A muddied murder [sound recording (CD)] / Wendy Tyson.

cover imageWhen an attorney turned organic farmer finds herself the suspect of a murder investigation, she must return to her roots to dig up small-town secrets and find the killer.


Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Gail Honeyman.

cover imageMeet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. But meeting two other loners may rescue them each from their lives of isolation.


American radical : inside the world of an undercover muslim FBI agent / Tamer Elnoury ; with Kevin Maurer.

cover imageIt's no secret that federal agencies are waging a broad, global war against terror. But for the first time in this memoir, an active, Muslim American federal agent reveals his experience infiltrating and bringing down a terror cell in North America. A longtime undercover agent, Tamer Elnoury joined an elite counterterrorism unit after September 11. Its express purpose is to gain the trust of terrorists whose goals are to take out as many Americans in as public and devastating a way possible. It's a furious race against the clock for Tamer and his unit to stop them before they can implement their plans. Yet as new as this war still is, the techniques are as old as time: Listen, record, and prove terrorist intent -- Amazon.com website


Dear Fahrenheit 451 / Annie Spence.

cover imageThis librarian's snarky, laugh-out-loud funny, and deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to books in her life is a perfect listen for book lovers.


Jack and the geniuses. At the bottom of the world / Bill Nye & Gregory Mone.

cover imageTraveling to Antarctica for a prestigious science competition, twelve-year-old Jack and his genius foster siblings, Ava and Matt, become caught up in a mystery involving a missing scientist.


DVDs (Fiction)

Reality bites

cover imageA recent college graduate and aspiring filmmaker documents the lives of her three underemployed housemates as they search for their niches in the vaguely directionless 1990s.


Proof

cover imageCatherine has devoted years to caring for her brilliant but mentally unstable father, Robert, a mathematical genius. But when his genius slips away, he leaves behind a mystery that affects her life, and her own sanity.


Derailed

cover imageCharles is a financially successful Chicago advertising director with a sick daughter and a slightly troubled marriage. Charles has a chance encounter with Lucinda, a lovely and quick-witted financial advisor who is also stuck in marital rut. Their chemistry is instant, but their eventual one-night-stand is interrupted by a mugger, who is out to milk Charles for every dollar he's got.


Revolver

cover imageJake Green is a grifter who vows revenge against Macha, the ferocious crime boss who sent him to prison. After taking Macha down in a game of chance, Macha puts out a hit on Jake. Caught between a gun and a hard place, Jake finds himself protected by two vicious loan sharks who make him an offer he can't refuse.


The Snoop sisters:

cover imageTwo elderly sisters work together to solve mysteries.


Midsomer murders.

cover imageThe idyllic villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in this perennially popular British series.


The trip to Spain

cover imageSteve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country's gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age.


Outcast.

cover imageKyle Barnes tries to channel his lifelong struggle with demonic possession when Reverend Anderson partners with him to perform exorcisms in their West Virginia town.


Flatliners

cover imageAn ambitious, charismatic medical student persuades two classmates to take part in an experiment to determine if there is life after death. Their horror begins when they realize that although they've come back alive, they haven't come back alone.


Night of the living dead

cover imageNight of the living dead: A group of escapees from a growing army of flesh-eating zombies spreading across the countryside takes refuge in a house together


Detective Montalbano.

cover imageContains episodes ten through twelve in which detective Salvo Montalbano solves crimes in Vigata with his always loyal and sometimes effective police squad.


Wallander.

cover imageIn The White Lioness, Wallander is drawn into the case of a missing Swedish national while attending a police conference in South Africa. The second film sees Wallander back in Sweden, where a woman's body is discovered half buried in the forest swamps. And in The Troubled Man, Wallander is in a race against time as he embarks on his final case - the disappearance of his daughter's father-in-law.


Oldest living Confederate widow tells all

cover imageA simple Southern girl is thrown into adulthood when she marries a Civil War veteran haunted by nightmares of the war. Years later she looks back on the events of a life filled with drama, pain, joy, hardship and triumph.


Despicable me 3

cover imageAfter he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother-a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin's despicable footsteps-one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad.


Patti Cake$

cover imageFemale rapper Patti Cake$ takes advantage of every opportunity in her New Jersey hometown as she chases her dreams of music stardom.


Bad Santa 2

cover imageFueled by cheap whiskey, greed, and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is 'the kid,' chubby and cheery Thurman Merman, a 250-pound ray of sunshine. Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Willie's horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. Sunny raises the bar for the gang's ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior.


Rise of the legend

cover imageA martial artist with extraordinary power returns to the town where his father was murdered to face off against a ruthless crime boss and bring justice back to the people.


Mission of the shark

cover imageBased on the true story about the sailors who gave their lives for freedom, and the horrible cost of war. Upon completing a top-secret mission to deliver an atomic bomb to a U.S. port at the end of WWII, the U.S.S. Indianapolis is torpedoed by enemy fire and sinks. Because of the classified nature of its mission, its surviving crew members become helplessly stranded in shark-infested waters for 5 grueling days. The tragedy that occurred on the U.S.S. Indianapolis is the worst at-sea loss of life in the history of the U.S. Navy-- and a horrifying indictment of covert motives, corruption and scandal. Captain Charles Butler McVay III survives the ordeal and becomes a scapegoat as he is court-martialed in a highly controversial U.S. military cover-up.


Privates on parade

cover imageIn the midst of war's horrors, a British Army song-and-dance unit perseveres to entertain the troops in the Malayan jungles in 1948. Unbeknownst to the troops however, their unit is a front for gun smuggling.


A Madea Christmas

cover imageMadea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas, but the biggest surprise is what they'll find when they arrive. As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.


Cocoon

cover imageIn this sequel to the hit film, Cocoon, the adventurous old-timers who left Earth for the alien utopia Antarea, return on a rescue mission. Although accustomed to their new peaceful, problem-free planet, they realize the joys they left behind after they are reunited with their stunned families. Yet for all their happiness, they must once again confront the human frailties of their past.


Frequency

cover imageAn accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences.


Once upon a time.

cover imageAfter Regina crushes the heart of her Dark Half, it appears Storybrooke will finally enjoy an era of tranquility. But this reprieve is short-lived when the Evil Queen reemerges and wreaks a level of havoc and terror that makes her previous cruelties pale by comparison. Desperate to right her counterpart's wrongs, Regina fights the ultimate battle against her nemesis, but can one survive if the other is destroyed?


Legend of the seeker.

cover imageThe veil separating the world of the living from the underworld unleashes the most powerful forces the world has ever known. Only the mythical Stone of Tears can seal the cracks forming across the globe and only the Seeker, with the help of Kahlan and a fiery Mord'Sith named Cara, can find the stone and close the rift once and for all.


Agatha Christie's murder on the Orient Express

cover imageBelgian detective Hercule Poirot has just finished a case in Istanbul and is returning home to London on board the luxurious Orient Express. The thrill of riding the famous train ends abruptly when a wealthy man is discovered dead.


Slamma jamma

cover imageWrongfully accused and sent to prison, a former basketball star prepares for the national slam dunk competition while finding redemption in himself and in those he loves.


The boxer :

cover imageBoxer (1997, approx. 1 hr., 54 min.): Nineteen-year-old Danny Flynn is imprisoned for his involvement with the IRA in Belfast. He leaves behind his family and his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Maggie Hamill. Fourteen years later, Danny is released from prison and returns to his old working class neighborhood to resume his life as a boxer.


Creep

cover imageLooking for work, Aaron a videographer, who is low on cash and full of naivete, answers a Craigslist ad. He drives to a cabin in a remote mountain town where he meets Josef, his cinematic subject for the day. Josef is sincere and the project seems heartfelt, so Aaron begins to film. But as the day goes on, it becomes clear that Josef is not who he says, and his intentions are not at all pure.


Person to person

cover imageDuring a single day in New York City, a variety of characters grapples with the mundane, the unexpected, and the larger questions permeating their lives. An investigative reporter struggles with her first day on the job, despite help from her misguided boss; a rebellious teen attempts to balance her feminist ideals with other desires; and a young man seeks to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend, even as her brother threatens revenge.


Lemon

cover imageA stylish and original dark comedy about a perpetual loser whose life goes from bad to worse when his longtime girlfriend dumps him. His attempts to get over the breakup, embarrassing career, and overbearing family overwhelm his once big dreams. Now he just watches as his life unravels.


The fall.

cover imageDSI Stella Gibson continues her game of cat and mouse with serial killer Paul Spector in the third series of this smart psychological thriller. She has arrested Spector, but will he survive the gunshot wounds? Will he ever face justice?


Gallipoli

cover imageTwo friends are involved with the battle between Australia and the German-occupied Turks in this commentary on the wastes of war.


Dementia 13

cover imageA chilling tale that follows an old money family still dealing with the death of its youngest daughter several years later. While honoring the daughter₂s death, a long con, an axe-wielding serial killer, and a vengeful ghost all coalesce in the same night to target the family. Everyone in the family has a secret, nobody wants to face what they did, and for someone to survive, the truth needs to come out sooner than later.


Patti Cake$

cover imageFemale rapper Patti Cake$ takes advantage of every opportunity in her New Jersey hometown as she chases her dreams of music stardom.


Fargo.

cover imageOkey-dokey, watcha got here is the darkly humorous and utterly riveting third season. Ewan McGregor gives one heckuva performance in dual roles as the ₁Parking Lot King of Minnesota,₂ Emmit Stussy, and his younger brother, Ray, a potbellied parole officer with a big chip on his shoulder. The only bright spot in Ray₂s life is Nikki, a not-so-good woman with brains, beauty and a passion for competitive bridge.


M.F.A.

cover imageAn art student taps into a rich source of creative inspiration after the accidental slaughter of her rapist. An unlikely vigilante emerges, set out to avenge college girls whose attackers walked free, all the while fueling a vivid thesis exhibition.


Super dark times

cover imageTeenagers Zach and Josh have been best friends their whole lives, but when a gruesome accident leads to a cover-up, the secret drives a wedge between them and propels them down a rabbit hole of escalating paranoia and violence.


Amityville

cover imageBelle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother's expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house, including the miraculous recovery of her brother, Belle begins to suspect her mother isn't telling her everything, and soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house.


Tulip fever

cover imageAn artist falls for a young married woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of seventeenth century Amsterdam.


Inglourious basterds

cover imageDuring World War II, a group of Jewish-American guerilla soldiers led by Lt. Aldo Raine, known as 'The Basterds, ' are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish woman who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers. A plot is set in motion to kill the Nazis at the theater's movie premiere, including Adolf Hitler.


The cat's meow

cover imageA retelling of one of the most notorious Tinseltown legends to circulate at the height of the studio era. In November 1924, a mysterious Hollywood death occurred aboard media mogul William Randolph Hearst's yacht. Included among the famous guests that weekend were Charlie Chaplin, starlet Marion Davies, the studio system creator and producer Thomas Ince, and feared gossip columnist, Louella Parsons.


Havoc

cover imageA group of wealthy Los Angeles teenagers try to become part of the 'gangsta' lifestyle but soon run into trouble when they come face to face with a real gang of Latino drug dealers.


The amateurs

cover imageSex sells in America, and these guys know it. When Andy meets his ex-wife's new husband (an extremely wealthy guy) who is now his son's "cool" stepfather, he becomes motivated to make a change in his own life. With the help of his friends, a small-town group of loveable losers, they hit upon an idea to make their dreams come true. The grand plan they hope will lead to a life of riches and fame involves making the world's most innocent adult film. Every man's fantasy turns into a hilarious misadventure as they find out that they're in way over their heads.


The new guy

cover imageTerminally nerdy Dizzy Harrison is routinely laughed at, ridiculed and picked on. His senior year is nothing but an exercise in pain and torture. After purposely getting expelled from school, he enrolls in a rival school with a new look, a new story and a new attitude. But when his past re-surfaces and threatens to expose the real Dizzy, he must rise to the occasion to show the world exactly what he's all about.


The number 23

cover imageWalter Sparrow receives a book for his birthday from his wife, Agatha. The first words he reads changes his once placid existence into a whirlpool of psychological torture and mayhem. The book is a chilling murder mystery that seems to mirror Walter's life in dark and uncontrollable ways. The book's main character is a brooding detective named Fingerling who seems to copy Walter's own history. As the book comes to life, Walter becomes fascinated by the most frightening part of it - Fingerling's dark obsession with the number 23. Walter soon starts to see the number everywhere in his own life and becomes haunted by the fact that he is damned to commit the same horrific crime as Fingerling. Now Walter is on a dangerous quest to understand the mysteries of the book. If he can unlock the dark power of the number 23, he may just be able to change his future.


Singles

cover imageThis tale of Seattle twentysomethings searching for and running from love, centers around a romantically aloof rocker and his lovestruck neighbor who hopes to get him to change his tune.


Logan lucky

cover imageTrying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy and Clyde Logan set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. In a fun twist, six NASCAR stars pop up in non-driver cameo roles in the film.


Kidnap

cover imageWhen her son suddenly disappears during an afternoon visit to a park, single mother Karla Dyson decides to not wait for help and pursues the kidnappers herself.


The devil's candy

cover imageDiehard metal head and struggling artist Jesse moves with his wife and daughter to a middle of nowhere Texas town, unaware that the new house they got for an unbelievable deal comes with a grisly history. Disturbing demonic goings on culminate with the appearance of Ray. He's the home's former resident, and he's here to do the Devil's bidding.


Cyrano de Bergerac

cover imageCyrano de Bergerac is a 17th century French soldier-poet and swordsman who loves his cousin Roxane, but believes she will never love him because of his enormous nose. He courts and wins her, not for himself, but for his inexperienced and prosaic friend, Christian, who dies in battle. Years later, as Cyrano himself is dying, he confesses his love to Roxane, who suddenly realizes that it was Cyrano's words she had heard from Christian, and Cyrano that she had always loved.


Crown Heights

cover imageIn 1980, a young man named Marvin Grant was gunned down in Flatbush Brooklyn. Clarence Lewis, a fifteen-year-old with a penchant for lying, told the police he saw what happened and was pressured to identify a suspect. This set into motion a series of events that led to the arrest of Colin Warner, an innocent teenager who lived in nearby Crown Heights.


Woodshock

cover imageDesolate over a profound loss, Theresa drifts through her grief and her interactions with the outside world in a cannabinoid haze.


Gilmore girls

cover imageThe revival of the series is set about ten years after the finale of the original series.


Marcella.

cover imageAn emotionally damaged ex-police detective goes back on the job after her seemingly happy marriage falls apart to investigate a serial killer.


Lost in Paris

cover imageFilmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon's signature whimsical style, and stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical French vagabond. When Fiona's orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her elderly Aunt Martha who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom, the affable, but annoying tramp won't leave her alone.


Logan lucky

cover imageTrying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy and Clyde Logan set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. In a fun twist, six NASCAR stars pop up in non-driver cameo roles in the film.


Rememory

cover imageGordon Dunn, a visionary scientific pioneer, is found dead shortly after he unveils his newest work: a device able to extract, record, and play a person's memories. Soon, a mysterious man shows up at his window's door, claiming to be a friend of her late husband. After stealing the machine from the house, the man uses it to try and solve the mystery of Gordon's death, beginning an investigation on memories that lead him to unexpected and dangers places.


Humans.

cover imageMonths after saying goodbye to sentient synth Mia and her family, the Hawkinses search for some semblance of normalcy. But when Niska arrives at their home unannounced, the family is pulled back into the dangerous lives of the synths.


Kidnap

cover imageWhen her son suddenly disappears during an afternoon visit to a park, single mother Karla Dyson decides to not wait for help and pursues the kidnappers herself.


The dark tower

cover imageThe last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.


Your name =

cover imageMitsuha and Taki are two total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he's never been to. What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together?


Ingrid goes west

cover image"Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) is an unstable young woman with a checkered past of obsessive behavior. She secretly moves to Los Angeles to befriend Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen) -- an Instagram "influencer" with a fabulous artist boyfriend, a camera-ready terrier, and an array of new products and brands to promote to her followers. After Ingrid adopts a Taylor-made identity for herself, her attempts to prove she's BFF material are underway--that is, until she meets Taylor's obnoxious brother Nicky, who threatens to tear down her façade. Ingrid Goes West is a savagely hilarious dark comedy that brilliantly satirizes the modern world of social media and proves that being #perfect isn't all it's cracked up to be" -- Container.


Wish upon

cover imageAfter her father presents her with a mysterious music box, Clare Shannon is surprised to find her every wish coming true. Her joy slowly morphs into terror as she begins to realize the bloody price of each new wish.


Wild at heart

cover imageLula knows she's destined to be with her ex-con boyfriend, Sailor, no matter how many times her mama tried to kill him. But when she and Sailor hit the road to find happiness, their journey plunges them into a disturbing underworld.


Brigsby Bear

cover imageBrigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show that James has carried with him into adulthood. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself.


24: legacy.

cover imageAn adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil, in the same real-time format that propelled the original genre-defining series.


Your name =

cover imageMitsuha and Taki are two total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he's never been to. What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together?


Westworld.

cover imageA dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin -- exploring a world in which every human appetite, not matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. Exploring what it means to be human through the eyes of the lifelike AI "hosts" in the park, the series investigates the boundaries of an exotic world set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past. Meticulously crafted and artfully designed. Westworld offers its guests an unparalleled, immersive world where they have the freedom to become who they've always wanted to be -- or who they never knew they were. No rules, no laws, no judgment. Live without limits.


Valerian and the city of a thousand planets

cover imageIn the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha. A mystery is at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the city.


The hitman's bodyguard

cover imageThe world's top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world's most notorious hitmen.


The secret scripture

cover imageRose McNulty, a once vibrant and lively beauty, has spent the majority of her adult life confined to a mental hospital in Ireland. When new chief psychiatrist Dr. Grene arrives, he takes a keen interest in Rose. He finds a hidden memoir, written over the course of decades by Rose, that unravels the mystery of her wartime love, incarceration, and the tale of her passionate, yet tortured, life.


6 below

cover imageWhen a snowstorm strands former professional hockey player Eric LeMarque atop the Sierra Nevada Mountains for eight days, he is forced to face his past and come to terms with his personal demons and rediscover the power of faith within him in order to survive.


Unlocked

cover imageA CIA interrogator is lured into a ruse that puts London at risk of a biological attack.


The librarians.

cover imageThe Egyptian God of Chaos inhabits a human, and tries to release pure evil into the world. Flynn leads the others on a rescue mission, which leads them into a subterranean trap filled with ancient Egyptian werewolves. After seeing a vision of her own death at the hands of a supernatural assassin, can Baird cheat fate and stop the deadly prophecy coming true?


Leap!

cover imageAn orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.


DVDs (Non Fiction)

The Defiant ones

cover imageThe show chronicles the unlikely partnership between Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. This revealing, compelling and often gritty story takes place in recording studios, humble homes and massive mansions, in criminal courts and in the highest corridors of corporate power. Featuring interviews with those who worked closely with Jimmy and Dr. Dre, including Bono, David Geffen, and more. The docu-series showcases how the two men rose to prominence in the '80s and '90s.


The Defiant ones

cover imageThe show chronicles the unlikely partnership between Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. This revealing, compelling and often gritty story takes place in recording studios, humble homes and massive mansions, in criminal courts and in the highest corridors of corporate power. Featuring interviews with those who worked closely with Jimmy and Dr. Dre, including Bono, David Geffen, and more. The docu-series showcases how the two men rose to prominence in the '80s and '90s.


The happy film

cover imageAustrian designer Stefan Sagmeister has success in his work, designing album covers for the Rolling Stones, Jay-Z and the Talking Heads. But in the back of his mind he suspects there must be something more. He decides to turn himself into a design project. Is it possible to train his mind to get happier? He pursues three controlled experiments of meditation, therapy, and drugs, grading himself along the way.


On our own terms

cover imageRenowned journalist Bill Moyers interviews dozens of terminally ill patients and caregivers in an emotional and pragmatic look at the way Americans face death. The series offers illuminating perspectives on the sometimes controversial ethical, medical, and economic forces that can drive a person's choices about death.


Frank and Ollie

cover imageFrank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, two animators known for their work on Bambi, Pinocchio, Lady and the Tramp and others, share their secrets and insights into the world of Disney animated movies.


Kedi

cover imageHundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they've wandered in and out of people's lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, these animals live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame, and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.


Bjork greatest hits

cover imageUnique, brilliant and impossibly gifted, Bjork is one of pop music's most vital artists. Her award-winning videos exhibit the visionary spirit that inspires her music. "Volumen" collects every video from Bjork's career, and showcases the work of famed video director's Spike Jonze, Sophie Muller and Michael Gondry.


Crunch super slim down pilates yoga blend

cover imageA slimming workout using Pilates and yoga.


Broadway's lost treasures II

cover imageA compilation of Broadway song & dance numbers from The Tony Awards, as performed by the original cast members between 1971 and 1992.


The great British baking show.

cover imageFollow twelve amateur bakers as they don aprons and head for the tent in the British countryside, hoping to be named