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Greenlights / Matthew McConaughey.

cover image"Drawing on the Academy Award-winning actor's journals and diaries from the last 40 years, this book presents a uniquely McConaughey approach to achieving success and satisfaction"-- Provided by publisher.


In search of Tom Slick : explorer and visionary / Catherine Nixon Cooke.

cover image"In this revised and expanded edition of her previously published biography, Catherine Nixon Cooke, niece of Tom Slick, has mined personal letters, family papers, archives of the institutes founded by her uncle, and other resources to tell more of the story of this enigmatic, energetic adventurer. A larger-than-life Texas oilman, entrepreneur, and explorer, Slick trekked the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti, developed new breeds of cattle, discovered major oil fields, and founded several research institutes, including the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, the Southwest Research Institute, and the Mind Science Foundation, all located in San Antonio. He even wrote and published on the topic of world peace in the 1950s; the Tom Slick World Peace Lectures at the University of Texas's LBJ Library and the endowed Tom Slick Professorship of World Peace were established after his death in 1962. His wide range of accomplishments is all the more remarkable when one realizes that he died at the relatively young age of 46. Illustrated throughout with rare historic photographs, this new edition of "In Search of Tom Slick: Visionary of the Unknown" will introduce a new readership to this influential, yet little known figure in modern history"-- Provided by publisher.


Aftershocks : a memoir / Nadia Owusu.

cover image"Nadia Owusu grew up all over the world--from Rome and London to Dar-es-Salaam and Kampala. When her mother abandoned her when she was two years old, the rejection caused Nadia to be confused about her identity. Even after her father died when she was thirteen and she was raised by her stepmother, she was unable to come to terms with who she was since she still felt motherless and alone. When Nadia went to university in America when she was eighteen she still felt as if she had so many competing personas that she couldn't keep track of them all without cracking under the pressure of trying to hold herself together. A powerful coming-of-age story that explores timely and universal themes of identity, Aftershocks follows Nadia's life as she hauls herself out of the wreckage and begins to understand that the only ground firm enough to count on is the one she writes into existence"-- Provided by publisher.


Eleanor / David Michaelis.

cover imagePrizewinning bestselling author David Michaelis presents a breakthrough portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, America's longest-serving First Lady, an avatar of democracy whose ever-expanding agency as diplomat, activist, and humanitarian made her one of the world's most widely admired and influential women.


His very best : Jimmy Carter, a life / Jonathan Alter.

cover imageFrom one of America's most respected journalists and modern historians comes the first full-length biography of Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States and Nobel Prize'winning humanitarian. Jonathan Alter tells the epic story of an enigmatic man of faith and his improbable journey from barefoot boy to global icon. Alter paints an intimate and surprising portrait of the only president since Thomas Jefferson who can fairly be called a Renaissance Man, a complex figure'ridiculed and later revered'with a piercing intelligence, prickly intensity, and biting wit beneath the patented smile. Here is a moral exemplar for our times, a flawed but underrated president of decency and vision who promised never to lie to the American people'and for the most part never did. Growing up in one of the meanest counties in the Jim Crow South, Carter is the only American president who essentially lived in three centuries: his early life on the farm in the 1920s without electricity or running water might as well have been in the 19th; his presidency put him at the center of major events in the 20th; and his efforts on conflict resolution and global health put him on the cutting edge of the challenges of the 21st. Drawing on fresh archival material and five years of extensive access to Carter and his entire family, Alter traces how he evolved from a timid, bookish child'raised mostly by a black woman'into an ambitious naval nuclear engineer, writing passionate never-before-published love letters from sea to his wife and full partner, Rosalynn; a peanut farmer and civic leader whose guilt over ducking the white terrorism around him helped power his later humanitarian commitments; an obscure, born-again governor whose brilliant 1976 campaign took him from zero percent to the presidency; a stubborn outsider who failed politically amid the bad economy of the 1970s and the seizure of American hostages in Iran but succeeded in engineering peace between Israel and Egypt, amassing a historic environmental record, moving the government from tokenism to diversity, setting a new global standard for human rights, and normalizing relations with China. After leaving office, Carter continued eradicating diseases, building houses for the poor, and teaching Sunday School into his mid-90s. This engrossing, monumental biography will change our understanding of perhaps the most misunderstood president in American history.


A promised land / Barack Obama.

cover imageObama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency--a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.


The last days of John Lennon / James Patterson, with Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge.

cover image"John Lennon was one of the world's most influential people. Mark David Chapman was one of the most invisible. By the end of 1980, the Beatles had been broken up for a decade -- a decade John Lennon had spent in search of his true identity: singer, songwriter, activist, burn out. "It's the perfect time to be coming back," he declared. Except that Lennon was a marked man. As early as the Beatles' controversial 1966 American tour, the band had feared for their safety. "You might as well put a target on me," Lennon said, and the Nixon administration complied by opening an FBI file. If only the agents hadn't been so intently focused on the star himself, they might have detected Mark David Chapman's powerful, ever-growing obsession with his onetime idol. Chapman, himself a tragic nowhere man, ultimately achieved the notoriety he craved by actualizing the target on Lennon -- single-handedly wounding the spirit of a generation."--Publisher's description.


The answer is ... reflections on my life / Alex Trebek.

cover image"Longtime Jeopardy! host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career" --Dust jacket.


I came as a shadow : an autobiography / John Thompson with Jesse Washington.

cover image"The autobiography of the legendary coach of the Georgetown Hoyas, whose achievements on and off the basketball court reflect America's unresolved struggle with racial justice"-- Provided by publisher.


American Indian stories / Zitkála-Šá, introduction by Layli Long Soldier.

cover image"Bright and carefree, Zitkála-Sá grows up on the Yankton Sioux reservation in South Dakota with her mother until Quaker missionaries arrive, offering a free education to all Sioux children. The catch: the children must leave their parents behind and travel to Indiana. Curious about the world beyond the reservation, Zitkála-Sá begs her mother to let her go -- and her mother, aware of the advantage that an education offers, reluctantly agrees. But the missionary school is not the adventure that Zitkála-Sá expected: the school is a strict one, her long hair is cut, and only English is spoken. She encounters racism and ridicule. Slowly, she adapts to her environment -- excelling at her studies, winning prizes for essay-writing and oration. Vivid and poignant, this memoir is the story of an activist in the making, a woman whose extraordinary career partially inspired the events of Killers of the Flower Moon."-- Provided by publisher.


Black Indian : a memoir / by Shonda Buchanan.

cover image"Black Indian, searing and raw, is Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club and Alice Walker's The Color Purple meets Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony--only, this isn't fiction. Beautifully rendered and rippling with family dysfunction, secrets, deaths, alcoholism, and old resentments, Shonda Buchanan's memoir is an inspiring story that explores her family's legacy of being African Americans with American Indian roots and how they dealt with not just society's ostracization but the consequences of this dual inheritance. Buchanan was raised as a Black woman, who grew up hearing cherished stories of her multi-racial heritage, while simultaneously suffering from everything she (and the rest of her family) didn't know. Tracing the arduous migration of Mixed Bloods, or Free People of Color, from the Southeast to the Midwest, Buchanan tells the story of her Michigan tribe--a comedic yet manically depressed family of fierce women, who were everything from caretakers and cornbread makers to poets and witches, and men who were either ignored, protected, imprisoned, or maimed--and how their lives collided over love, failure, fights, and prayer despite a stacked deck of challenges, including addiction and abuse. Ultimately, Buchanan's nomadic people endured a collective identity crisis after years of constantly straddling two, then three, races. The physical, spiritual, and emotional displacement of American Indians who met and married Mixed or Black slaves and indentured servants at America's early crossroads is where this powerful journey begins. Black Indian doesn't have answers, nor does it aim to represent every American's multi-ethnic experience. Instead, it digs as far down into this one family's history as it can go--sometimes, with a bit of discomfort. But every family has its own truth, and Buchanan's search for hers will resonate with anyone who has wondered "maybe there's more than what I'm being told.""-- Provided by publisher.


Notes on a silencing : a memoir / Lacy Crawford.

cover imageTraces the author's healing journey after a traumatizing sexual assault at infamous St. Paul's boarding school, describing how she helped police uncover proof of the school's institutionalized mandate of silence.


Teaching in Alaska : what I learned in the bush / Julie Bolkan.

cover image"The Molly Hootch Act, a little known (outside Alaska) law, had a profound effect on the education of native Alaskan children. Mandating that every village have a public high school, Alaska scrambled to erect buildings and recruit teachers from the lower 48. Bob and Julie Bolkan answered the call and set off for the remote bush village of Akiak. Among the first outsiders to live and work with the Yup'ik in their small villages, this book tells Julie's story of how she survived the culture clashes, isolation, weather, and her struggles with honey buckets - a candid and often funny account of one gussock woman's 12 years in the Alaskan bush." -- from the back cover.


This is not my memoir / André Gregory and Todd London.

cover image"This is Not My Memoir tells the life story of André Gregory, iconic theatre director, writer, and actor. For the first time, Gregory shares memories from a life lived for art, including stories from the making of My Dinner with André. Taking on the dizzying, wondrous nature of a fever dream, This is Not My Memoir includes fantastic and fantastical stories that take the reader from wartime Paris to golden-age Hollywood, from avant-garde theaters to monasteries in India. Along the way we meet Jerzy Grotowski, Helene Weigel, Gregory Peck, Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, Wallace Shawn, and many other larger-than-life personalities." -- Amazon.com.


Particulate matter / Felicia Luna Lemus.

cover imageIn concise and distilled prose, Lemus presents a collection of still lifes, landscapes, and portraits of a challenging year that threatened all she loved most.


Washington : a life / Ron Chernow.

cover imageIn "Washington : a Life" celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation, dashing forever the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man, and revealing an astute and surprising portrait of a canny political genius who knew how to inspire people.


Barack before Obama : life before the presidency / David Katz. ; foreword by Barack Obama.

cover image"A personal, intimate, photographic celebration of President Barack Obama in the years prior to his presidency, from friend and former aide David Katz"-- Provided by publisher.


Survival of the thickest : essays / Michelle Buteau.

cover imageButeau's humorous essays reflect on growing up Caribbean, Catholic, and thick in New Jersey, going to college in Miami (where everyone smells like pineapple), her many friendship and dating disasters, working as a newsroom editor during 9/11, getting started in standup opening for male strippers, marrying into her husband's Dutch family, IVF and surrogacy, motherhood, chosen family, and what it feels like to have a full heart, tight jeans, and stardom finally in her grasp.


The search for John Lennon : the life, loves, and death of a rock star / Lesley-Ann Jones.

cover imageUsing fresh first-hand research, unseen material and exclusive interviews with the people who knew Lennon best, Jones's search for answers offers a spellbinding, 360-degree view of one of the world's most iconic music legends. The Search for John Lennon delves deep into psyche of the world's most storied musician—the good, the bad and the genius—forty years on from his tragic death.


Sometimes you have to lie : the life and times of Louise Fitzhugh, renegade author of Harriet the spy / Leslie Brody.

cover imageLouise Fitzhugh's books are full of resistance: to liars, to conformity, to authority, and even (radically, for a children's author) to make-believe. As a commercial children's author and lesbian, Fitzhugh often had to disguise the nature of her most intimate relationships. She lived her life as a dissenter--a friend to underdogs, outsiders, and artists--and her masterpiece remains long after her death to influence and provoke new generations of readers. Harriet is massively influential among girls and women in contemporary culture; she is the missing link between Jo March and Scout Finch, and it's not surprising that writers have thought of her as a kind of patron saint for misfit writers and unfeminine girls. This biography brings Harriet's creator into the frame, shedding new light on the author and her work.


Mozart : the reign of love / Jan Swafford.

cover imageAt the earliest ages it was apparent that Wolfgang Mozart's singular imagination was at work in every direction. He hated to be bored and hated to be idle, and through his life he responded to these threats with a repertoire of antidotes mental and physical. Whether in his rabidly obscene mode or not, Mozart was always hilarious. He went at every piece of his life, and perhaps most notably his social life, with tremendous gusto. His circle of friends and patrons was wide, encompassing anyone who appealed to his boundless appetites for music and all things pleasurable and fun. Mozart was known to be an inexplicable force of nature who could rise from a luminous improvisation at the keyboard to a leap over the furniture. He was forever drumming on things, tapping his feet, jabbering away, but who could grasp your hand and look at you with a profound, searching, and melancholy look in his blue eyes. Even in company there was often an air about Mozart of being not quite there. It was as if he lived onstage and off simultaneously, a character in life's tragicomedy but also outside of it watching, studying, gathering material for the fabric of his art. Like Jan Swafford's biographies Beethoven and Johannes Brahms, Mozart is the complete exhumation of a genius in his life and ours: a man who would enrich the world with his talent for centuries to come and who would immeasurably shape classical music. As Swafford reveals, it's nearly impossible to understand classical music's origins and indeed its evolutions, as well as the Baroque period, without studying the man himself.


All the young men : a memoir of love, AIDS, and chosen family in the American South / Ruth Coker Burks & Kevin Carr O'Leary.

cover image"In 1986, twenty-six-year-old Ruth visits a friend at the hospital when she notices a door to one of the rooms is painted red. Nurses are drawing straws to see who will tend to the patient crying for his mother on the other side, all of them unwilling to help. Ruth immediately steps into the quarantined space herself, comforting the young man in his last moments. Before she realizes what she's done, word spreads in the community that Ruth is the only person willing to help these young men afflicted by AIDS, and is called upon to nurse them. Shuttling from patient to patient, Ruth forges deep friendships with the men she helps: Paul and Billy, Angel, Chip, Todd and Douglas, working tirelessly to find them housing and jobs, and burying their ashes in her own family's cemetery. She teaches sex-ed to drag queens after hours at secret bars and defies local pastors and nurses to help the men she cares for, ultimately advising then-Governor Bill Clinton on the national HIV-AIDS crisis and becoming a beacon of hope to an otherwise spurned group of ailing gay men on the fringes of an intensely conservative state. This moving and elegiac memoir honors the extraordinary life of Ruth Coker Burks and the beloved men with AIDS who fought valiantly for their lives during a most hostile and misinformed time in America"-- Provided by publisher.


The last days of John Lennon / James Patterson, with Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge.

cover image"John Lennon was one of the world's most influential people. Mark David Chapman was one of the most invisible. By the end of 1980, the Beatles had been broken up for a decade -- a decade John Lennon had spent in search of his true identity: singer, songwriter, activist, burn out. "It's the perfect time to be coming back," he declared. Except that Lennon was a marked man. As early as the Beatles' controversial 1966 American tour, the band had feared for their safety. "You might as well put a target on me," Lennon said, and the Nixon administration complied by opening an FBI file. If only the agents hadn't been so intently focused on the star himself, they might have detected Mark David Chapman's powerful, ever-growing obsession with his onetime idol. Chapman, himself a tragic nowhere man, ultimately achieved the notoriety he craved by actualizing the target on Lennon -- single-handedly wounding the spirit of a generation."--Publisher's description.


A promised land / Barack Obama.

cover imageObama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency--a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.


A promised land / Barack Obama.

cover imageObama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency--a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.


The last days of John Lennon / James Patterson, with Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge.

cover image"John Lennon was one of the world's most influential people. Mark David Chapman was one of the most invisible. By the end of 1980, the Beatles had been broken up for a decade -- a decade John Lennon had spent in search of his true identity: singer, songwriter, activist, burn out. "It's the perfect time to be coming back," he declared. Except that Lennon was a marked man. As early as the Beatles' controversial 1966 American tour, the band had feared for their safety. "You might as well put a target on me," Lennon said, and the Nixon administration complied by opening an FBI file. If only the agents hadn't been so intently focused on the star himself, they might have detected Mark David Chapman's powerful, ever-growing obsession with his onetime idol. Chapman, himself a tragic nowhere man, ultimately achieved the notoriety he craved by actualizing the target on Lennon -- single-handedly wounding the spirit of a generation."--Publisher's description.


Sometimes you have to lie : the life and times of Louise Fitzhugh, renegade author of Harriet the spy / Leslie Brody.

cover imageLouise Fitzhugh's books are full of resistance: to liars, to conformity, to authority, and even (radically, for a children's author) to make-believe. As a commercial children's author and lesbian, Fitzhugh often had to disguise the nature of her most intimate relationships. She lived her life as a dissenter--a friend to underdogs, outsiders, and artists--and her masterpiece remains long after her death to influence and provoke new generations of readers. Harriet is massively influential among girls and women in contemporary culture; she is the missing link between Jo March and Scout Finch, and it's not surprising that writers have thought of her as a kind of patron saint for misfit writers and unfeminine girls. This biography brings Harriet's creator into the frame, shedding new light on the author and her work.


Survival of the thickest : essays / Michelle Buteau.

cover imageButeau's humorous essays reflect on growing up Caribbean, Catholic, and thick in New Jersey, going to college in Miami (where everyone smells like pineapple), her many friendship and dating disasters, working as a newsroom editor during 9/11, getting started in standup opening for male strippers, marrying into her husband's Dutch family, IVF and surrogacy, motherhood, chosen family, and what it feels like to have a full heart, tight jeans, and stardom finally in her grasp.


Barack before Obama : life before the presidency / David Katz. ; foreword by Barack Obama.

cover image"A personal, intimate, photographic celebration of President Barack Obama in the years prior to his presidency, from friend and former aide David Katz"-- Provided by publisher.



This is not my memoir / André Gregory and Todd London.

cover image"This is Not My Memoir tells the life story of André Gregory, iconic theatre director, writer, and actor. For the first time, Gregory shares memories from a life lived for art, including stories from the making of My Dinner with André. Taking on the dizzying, wondrous nature of a fever dream, This is Not My Memoir includes fantastic and fantastical stories that take the reader from wartime Paris to golden-age Hollywood, from avant-garde theaters to monasteries in India. Along the way we meet Jerzy Grotowski, Helene Weigel, Gregory Peck, Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, Wallace Shawn, and many other larger-than-life personalities." -- Amazon.com.


Frontier follies : adventures in marriage & motherhood in the middle of nowhere / Ree Drummond.

cover imageThe Food Network star shares heartwarming stories and reflections about her life in the country with her four children and rancher husband.


I want to be where the normal people are / Rachel Bloom.

cover imageThe star of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" collects essays, poems, and other personal creations to explore such subjects as her perceptions of "normal," struggles with depression, and life-shaping female friendships.


Greenlights / Matthew McConaughey.

cover image"Drawing on the Academy Award-winning actor's journals and diaries from the last 40 years, this book presents a uniquely McConaughey approach to achieving success and satisfaction"-- Provided by publisher.


The last American aristocrat : the brilliant life and improbable education of Henry Adams / David S. Brown.

cover imageIlluminates the achievements of the nineteenth-century historian, writer, and intellectual, discussing Adams's relationships with political leaders inside and outside of his family and his witness to the dawn of modern America.


No time like the future : an optimist considers mortality / Michael J. Fox.

cover imageThe actor shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how perceptions about time affect the consideration of mortality.


Frontier follies : adventures in marriage & motherhood in the middle of nowhere / Ree Drummond.

cover imageThe Food Network star shares heartwarming stories and reflections about her life in the country with her four children and rancher husband.


The walls came tumbling down / Henriette Roosenburg, forward by Noel Perrin.

cover imageHow do you start a journey when the roads are blocked? Who can you trust in a country where the Nazi regime has only just fallen? “This is the story of the liberation of four Dutch political prisoners at the end of World War II, and about their trek home to Holland…” So, modestly, begins this firsthand account of the adventures of three women and one man in the hellish aftermath of the war in Europe. Awakened from the nightmare of prison camp, freed from the fear of the firing squad that had haunted each of them since capture, the four compatriots find that they must still navigate horror itself without food, without papers, without funds. Virtues are all that remain in their possession, and it is these―nobility, friendship, honor, strength, pride in their bloody but unbowed humanity―that guide them home. This is a tale of bravery that will make you care deeply about its protagonists, and weep tears of wonder at their heroism.


Let love rule / Lenny Kravitz with David Ritz.

cover imageKravitz looks back at his life with candor, self-scrutiny, and humor. It's the story of a wildly creative kid who, despite tough struggles at school and extreme tension at home, finds salvation in music. Readers will follow his growth as a musician and ultimately a master songwriter, producer, and performer. Kravitz also discusses his spiritual growth, and the powerful way in which spirit informs his music. -- adapted from jacket


Admiral of the ocean sea : a life of Christopher Columbus / by Samuel Eliot Morison ; maps by Erwin Raisz ; drawings by Bertram Greene.

cover imageThe Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Christopher Columbus retraces his expedition to create a vivid recreation of his life and career.


An onion in my pocket : my life with vegetables / Deborah Madison.

cover image"From the author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone ("The Queen of Greens" --The Washington Post)--a warm, bracingly honest memoir that also gives us an insider's look at the vegetarian movement. Thanks to her beloved cookbooks and groundbreaking work as the chef at Greens Restaurant in San Francisco, Deborah Madison, though not a vegetarian herself, has long been revered as this country's leading authority on vegetables. She profoundly changed the way generations of Americans think about cooking with vegetables, helping to transform "vegetarian" from a dirty word into a mainstream way of eating. But before she became a household name, Madison spent almost twenty years as an ordained Buddhist priest, coming of age in the midst of counterculture San Francisco. In this charmingly intimate and refreshingly frank memoir, she tells her story--and with it the story of the vegetarian movement--for the very first time. From her childhood in Big Ag Northern California to working in the kitchen of the then-new Chez Panisse, and from the birth of food TV to the age of green markets everywhere, An Onion in My Pocket is as much the story of the evolution of American foodways as it is the memoir of the woman at the forefront. It is a deeply personal look at the rise of vegetable-forward cooking, and a manifesto for how to eat well"-- Provided by publisher.


No time like the future : an optimist considers mortality / Michael J. Fox.

cover imageThe actor shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how perceptions about time affect the consideration of mortality.


A promised land / Barack Obama.

cover imageObama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency--a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.


A promised land / Barack Obama.

cover imageObama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency--a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.


A promised land / Barack Obama.

cover imageObama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency--a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.


A promised land / Barack Obama.

cover imageObama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency--a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.


This time next year we'll be laughing : a memoir / Jacqueline Winspear.

cover image"After sixteen novels, Jacqueline Winspear has taken the bold step of turning to memoir, revealing the hardships and joys of her family history. Both shockingly frank and deftly restrained, her memoir tackles such difficult, poignant, and fascinating family memories as her paternal grandfather's shellshock, her mother's evacuation from London during the Blitz; her soft-spoken animal-loving father's torturous assignment to an explosives team during WWII; her parents' years living with Romani Gypsies; and Jacqueline's own childhood working on farms in rural Kent, capturing her ties to the land and her dream of being a writer at its very inception. An eye-opening and heartfelt portrayal of a post-War England we rarely see, This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing is the story of a childhood in the English countryside, of working class indomitability and family secrets, of artistic inspiration and the price of memory"-- Provided by publisher.


The search for John Lennon : the life, loves, and death of a rock star / Lesley-Ann Jones.

cover imageUsing fresh first-hand research, unseen material and exclusive interviews with the people who knew Lennon best, Jones's search for answers offers a spellbinding, 360-degree view of one of the world's most iconic music legends. The Search for John Lennon delves deep into psyche of the world's most storied musician—the good, the bad and the genius—forty years on from his tragic death.


No time like the future : an optimist considers mortality / Michael J. Fox.

cover imageThe actor shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how perceptions about time affect the consideration of mortality.


Frontier follies : adventures in marriage & motherhood in the middle of nowhere / Ree Drummond.

cover imageThe Food Network star shares heartwarming stories and reflections about her life in the country with her four children and rancher husband.


This time next year we'll be laughing : a memoir / Jacqueline Winspear.

cover image"After sixteen novels, Jacqueline Winspear has taken the bold step of turning to memoir, revealing the hardships and joys of her family history. Both shockingly frank and deftly restrained, her memoir tackles such difficult, poignant, and fascinating family memories as her paternal grandfather's shellshock, her mother's evacuation from London during the Blitz; her soft-spoken animal-loving father's torturous assignment to an explosives team during WWII; her parents' years living with Romani Gypsies; and Jacqueline's own childhood working on farms in rural Kent, capturing her ties to the land and her dream of being a writer at its very inception. An eye-opening and heartfelt portrayal of a post-War England we rarely see, This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing is the story of a childhood in the English countryside, of working class indomitability and family secrets, of artistic inspiration and the price of memory"-- Provided by publisher.


One life / Megan Rapinoe ; with Emma Brockes.

cover imageThe Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women's World Cup champion describes her childhood in a conservative California town, her athletic achievements, and her public advocacy of civil rights and urgently needed social change.


An onion in my pocket : my life with vegetables / Deborah Madison.

cover image"From the author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone ("The Queen of Greens" --The Washington Post)--a warm, bracingly honest memoir that also gives us an insider's look at the vegetarian movement. Thanks to her beloved cookbooks and groundbreaking work as the chef at Greens Restaurant in San Francisco, Deborah Madison, though not a vegetarian herself, has long been revered as this country's leading authority on vegetables. She profoundly changed the way generations of Americans think about cooking with vegetables, helping to transform "vegetarian" from a dirty word into a mainstream way of eating. But before she became a household name, Madison spent almost twenty years as an ordained Buddhist priest, coming of age in the midst of counterculture San Francisco. In this charmingly intimate and refreshingly frank memoir, she tells her story--and with it the story of the vegetarian movement--for the very first time. From her childhood in Big Ag Northern California to working in the kitchen of the then-new Chez Panisse, and from the birth of food TV to the age of green markets everywhere, An Onion in My Pocket is as much the story of the evolution of American foodways as it is the memoir of the woman at the forefront. It is a deeply personal look at the rise of vegetable-forward cooking, and a manifesto for how to eat well"-- Provided by publisher.


A promised land / Barack Obama.

cover imageObama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency--a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.


One life / Megan Rapinoe ; with Emma Brockes.

cover imageThe Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women's World Cup champion describes her childhood in a conservative California town, her athletic achievements, and her public advocacy of civil rights and urgently needed social change.


This time next year we'll be laughing : a memoir / Jacqueline Winspear.

cover image"After sixteen novels, Jacqueline Winspear has taken the bold step of turning to memoir, revealing the hardships and joys of her family history. Both shockingly frank and deftly restrained, her memoir tackles such difficult, poignant, and fascinating family memories as her paternal grandfather's shellshock, her mother's evacuation from London during the Blitz; her soft-spoken animal-loving father's torturous assignment to an explosives team during WWII; her parents' years living with Romani Gypsies; and Jacqueline's own childhood working on farms in rural Kent, capturing her ties to the land and her dream of being a writer at its very inception. An eye-opening and heartfelt portrayal of a post-War England we rarely see, This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing is the story of a childhood in the English countryside, of working class indomitability and family secrets, of artistic inspiration and the price of memory"-- Provided by publisher.


This thing called life : Prince's odyssey, on and off the record / Neal Karlen.

cover image"A warm and surprisingly real-life biography, featuring never-before-seen photos, of one of rock's greatest talents: Prince. Neal Karlen was the only journalist Prince granted in-depth press interviews to for over a dozen years, from before Purple Rain to when the artist changed his name to an unpronounceable glyph. Karlen interviewed Prince for three Rolling Stone cover stories, wrote '3 Chains o' Gold,' Prince's 'rock video opera,' as well as the star's last testament, which may be buried with Prince's will underneath Prince's vast and private compound, Paisley Park. According to Prince's former fiancée Susannah Melvoin, Karlen was 'the only reporter who made Prince sound like what he really sounded like.' Karlen quit writing about Prince a quarter-century before the mega-star died, but he never quit Prince, and the two remained friends for the last thirty-one years of the superstar's life. Well before they met as writer and subject, Prince and Karlen knew each other as two of the gang of kids who biked around Minneapolis's mostly-segregated Northside. (They played basketball at the Dairy Queen next door to Karlen's grandparents, two blocks from the budding musician.) He asserts that Prince can't be understood without first understanding '70s Minneapolis, and that even Prince's best friends knew only 15 percent of him: that was all he was willing and able to give, no matter how much he cared for them. Going back to Prince Rogers Nelson's roots, especially his contradictory, often tortured, and sometimes violent relationship with his father, This Thing Called Life profoundly changes what we know about Prince, and explains him as no biography has: a superstar who calls in the middle of the night to talk, who loved The Wire and could quote from every episode of The Office, who frequented libraries and jammed spontaneously for local crowds (and fed everyone pancakes afterward), who was lonely but craved being alone. Readers will drive around Minneapolis with Prince in a convertible, talk about movies and music and life, and watch as he tries not to curse, instead dishing a healthy dose of 'mamma jammas'"-- Provided by publisher.


Woody Guthrie : an intimate life / Gustavus Stadler.

cover image"Stadler revives Guthrie's story as a dramatic portrait understood more fully through the lens of disability and close relationships, as he faced setbacks including his daughter's death, an obscenity arrest, therapy in a sex deviance clinic, and repeated stays in mental wards"-- Provided by publisher.


Reclaiming her time : the power of Maxine Waters / Helena Andrews-Dyer and R. Eric Thomas ; with illustrations by Sabrina Dorsainvil.

cover image"In the tradition of Notorious RBG, a lively, beautifully designed, full-color illustrated celebration of the life, wisdom, wit, legacy, and fearless style of iconic American Congresswoman Maxine Waters. "Let me just say this: I'm a strong black woman, and I cannot be intimidated. I cannot be undermined. I cannot be thought to be afraid of Bill O'Reilly or anyone."-Maxine Waters To millions nationwide, Congresswoman Maxine Waters is a hero of the resistance and an icon, serving eye rolls, withering looks, and sharp retorts to any who dare waste her time on nonsense. But behind the Auntie Maxine meme is a seasoned public servant and she's not here to play. Throughout her forty years in public service and eighty years on earth, U.S. Representative for California's 43rd district has been a role model, a crusader for justice, a game-changer, a trailblazer, and an advocate for the marginalized who has long defied her critics, including her most vocal detractor, Donald J. Trump. And she's just getting started. From her anti-apartheid work and support of affirmative action to her passionate opposition to the Iraq War and calls to hold Trump to account, you can count on Auntie Maxine to speak truth to power and do it with grace and, sometimes, sass. As ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee and one of the most powerful black women in America, she is the strong, ethical voice the country has always needed, especially right now. Reclaiming Her Time pays tribute to all things Maxine Waters, from growing up in St. Louis "too skinny" and "too black," to taking on Wall Street during the financial crisis and coming out on top in her legendary showdowns with Trump and his cronies. Featuring inspiring highlights from her personal life and political career, beloved memes, and testimonies from her many friends and fans, Reclaiming Her Time is a funny, warm, and admiring portrait of a champion who refuses to stay silent in the face of corruption and injustice; a powerful woman who is an inspiration to us all."-- Provided by publisher.


My autobiography of Carson McCullers / Jenn Shapland.

cover image"While working as an intern in the archives at the Harry Ransom Center, Jenn Shapland encounters the love letters of Carson McCullers and a woman named Annemarie-letters that are tender, intimate, and unabashed in their feelings. Shapland recognizes herself in the letters' language-but does not see McCullers as history has portrayed her. And so, Shapland is compelled to undertake a recovery of the full narrative and language of McCullers's life: she wades through the therapy transcripts; she stays at McCullers's childhood home, where she lounges in her bathtub and eats delivery pizza; she relives McCullers's days at her beloved Yaddo. As Shapland reckons with the expanding and collapsing distance between her and McCullers, she sees the way McCullers's story has become a way to articulate something about herself. The results reveal something entirely new not only about this one remarkable, walleyed life, but about the way we tell queer love stories. In genre-defying vignettes, Jenn Shapland interweaves her own story with Carson McCullers's to create a vital new portrait of one of America's most beloved writers, and shows us how the writers we love and the stories we tell about ourselves make us who we are"-- Provided by publisher.


Reclaiming her time : the power of Maxine Waters / Helena Andrews-Dyer and R. Eric Thomas ; with illustrations by Sabrina Dorsainvil.

cover image"In the tradition of Notorious RBG, a lively, beautifully designed, full-color illustrated celebration of the life, wisdom, wit, legacy, and fearless style of iconic American Congresswoman Maxine Waters. "Let me just say this: I'm a strong black woman, and I cannot be intimidated. I cannot be undermined. I cannot be thought to be afraid of Bill O'Reilly or anyone."-Maxine Waters To millions nationwide, Congresswoman Maxine Waters is a hero of the resistance and an icon, serving eye rolls, withering looks, and sharp retorts to any who dare waste her time on nonsense. But behind the Auntie Maxine meme is a seasoned public servant and she's not here to play. Throughout her forty years in public service and eighty years on earth, U.S. Representative for California's 43rd district has been a role model, a crusader for justice, a game-changer, a trailblazer, and an advocate for the marginalized who has long defied her critics, including her most vocal detractor, Donald J. Trump. And she's just getting started. From her anti-apartheid work and support of affirmative action to her passionate opposition to the Iraq War and calls to hold Trump to account, you can count on Auntie Maxine to speak truth to power and do it with grace and, sometimes, sass. As ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee and one of the most powerful black women in America, she is the strong, ethical voice the country has always needed, especially right now. Reclaiming Her Time pays tribute to all things Maxine Waters, from growing up in St. Louis "too skinny" and "too black," to taking on Wall Street during the financial crisis and coming out on top in her legendary showdowns with Trump and his cronies. Featuring inspiring highlights from her personal life and political career, beloved memes, and testimonies from her many friends and fans, Reclaiming Her Time is a funny, warm, and admiring portrait of a champion who refuses to stay silent in the face of corruption and injustice; a powerful woman who is an inspiration to us all."-- Provided by publisher.


The man who ate too much : the life of James Beard / John Birdsall.

cover image"The definitive biography of America's best-known and least understood food personality, and the modern culinary landscape he shaped. After World War II, a newly affluent United States reached for its own gourmet culture, one at ease with the French international style of Escoffier, but also distinctly American. Enter James Beard, authority on cooking and eating, his larger-than-life presence and collection of whimsical bow ties synonymous with the nation's food for decades, even after his death in 1985. In the first biography of Beard in twenty-five years, acclaimed writer John Birdsall argues that Beard's struggles as a closeted gay man directly influenced his creation of an American cuisine. Starting in the 1920s, Beard escaped loneliness and banishment by traveling abroad to places where people ate for pleasure, not utility, and found acceptance at home by crafting an American ethos of food likewise built on passion and delight. Informed by never-before-tapped correspondence and lush with details of a golden age of home cooking, The Man Who Ate Too Much is a commanding portrait of a towering figure who still represents the best in food"-- Provided by publisher.


Carry : a memoir of survival on stolen land / Toni Jensen.

cover image"A powerful, poetic memoir about what it means to exist as an indigenous woman in America, told in snapshots of the author's encounters with gun violence--for readers of Jesmyn Ward and Terese Marie Mailhot. Toni Jensen grew up in the Midwest around guns: As a girl, she learned how to shoot birds with her father, a card-carrying member of the NRA. As an adult, she's had guns waved in her face in the fracklands around Standing Rock, and felt their silent threat on the concealed-carry campus where she teaches. And she has always known she is not alone. As a Métis woman, she is no stranger to the violence enacted on the bodies of indigenous women, on indigenous land, and the ways it is hidden, ignored, forgotten. In Carry, Jensen maps her personal experience onto the historical, exploring how history is lived in the body and redefining the language we use to speak about violence in America. In the title chapter, Jensen recalls the discrimination she faced in college as a Native American student from her roommate to her faculty adviser. "The Worry Line" explores the gun and gang violence in her neighborhood the year her daughter was born. "At the Workshop" focuses on her graduate school years, during which a classmate repeatedly wrote stories in which he killed thinly veiled versions of her. In "Women in the Fracklands," Jensen takes the reader inside Standing Rock during the Dakota Access pipeline protests, as well as the peril faced by women, in regions overcome by the fracking boom. In prose at once forensic and deeply emotional, Toni Jensen shows herself to be a brave new voice and a fearless witness to her own difficult history--as well as to the violent cultural landscape in which she finds her coordinates as a Native American woman. With each chapter, Carry reminds us that surviving in one's country is not the same as surviving one's country."-- Provided by publisher.


What becomes a legend most : a biography of Richard Avedon / Philip Gefter.

cover imageIn his acclaimed portraits, Richard Avedon captured the iconic figures of the twentieth century in his starkly bold, intimately minimal, and forensic visual style. Concurrently, his work for Harper's Bazaar and Vogue transformed the ideals of women's fashion, femininity, and culture to become the defining look of an era. Yet despite his driving ambition to gain respect in the art world, during his lifetime he was condescendingly dismissed as a "celebrity photographer." Balancing glamour with the gravitas of an artist's genuine reach for worldy achievement—and not a little gossip—plus sixteen pages of photographs, What Becomes a Legend Most is an intimate window into Avedon's fascinating world. Dramatic, visionary, and remarkable, it pays tribute to Avedon's role in the history of photography and fashion—and his legacy as one of the most consequential artists of his time.


I'll be seeing you : a memoir / Elizabeth Berg.

cover image"For as long as Elizabeth can remember, she has watched her father trail after her mother, kissing her multiple times a day and holding her hand. She watched her mother smooth the lines in her father's face and pay attention to his every move, even when she was desperate for some time to herself. When her parents began to age, Elizabeth and her siblings are placed in the difficult position of taking over more and more supportive roles and tasks. They fix their parents' home, negotiate finances, eventually weather the back and forth of will they or won't they move into a nursing facility; finally they do. Berg gracefully takes readers through navigating the emotional and physical challenger of guiding parents through the final stages of life. In this touching and heart-warming memoir, Berg includes raw accounts of disagreements, encouraging stubborn parents, and dealing with her own heartache and loss. Berg confront both the realities of the situation and the brighter, happy, funny and endearing moments and memories"-- Provided by publisher.


Cary Grant : a brilliant disguise / Scott Eyman.

cover image"Born Archibald Leach in 1904, he came to America as a teenaged acrobat to find fame and fortune, but he was always haunted by his past. His father was a feckless alcoholic, and his mother was committed to an asylum when Archie was eleven years old. He believed her to be dead until he was informed she was alive when he was thirty-one years old. Because of this experience Grant would have difficulty forming close attachments throughout his life. He married five times and had numerous affairs. Despite a remarkable degree of success, Grant remained deeply conflicted about his past, his present, his basic identity, and even the public that worshipped him in movies such as Gunga Din, Notorious, and North by Northwest. Drawing on Grant's own papers, extensive archival research, and interviews with family and friends, this is the definitive portrait of a movie immortal." -- Amazon.com


Red comet : the short life and blazing art of Sylvia Plath / Heather Clark.

cover image"An engrossing new biography of Sylvia Plath focuses on her remarkable literary and intellectual growth and achievement, restoring the vivid creative woman behind the longtime Plath myths perpetuated by a pathology-based approach to her life and art. With a wealth of never-before-accessed materials, Heather Clark here brings to life the brilliant daughter of Wellesley, MA who had poetic ambition from a very young age, and was an accomplished, published writer of poems and stories before she became the star English student at Smith College. Determined not to read Plath's work as if her every act, from childhood on, was a harbinger of her tragic fate, Clark presents new materials about Plath's scientist father, her juvenile writings, and her psychiatric treatment, and evokes a culture in transition in the mid-twentieth century, in the shadow of the atom bomb and the Holocaust, as she explores Sylvia's world: her early relationships and determination not to become a conventional woman and wife; her conflicted ties to her well-meaning, widowed mother; her troubles at the hands of an unenlightened mental health industry; her Cambridge years and thunderclap meeting with Ted Hughes, a marriage of true minds that would change the course of poetry in English; and much more. Clark's clear-eyed sympathy for Hughes, his lover Assia Wevill, and other demonized players in the arena of Plath's suicide promotes a deeper understanding of her final days, with their outpouring of first-rate poems. Along with illuminating readings of the poems themselves, Clark's meticulous, compassionate research brings us closer than ever to the spirited woman and visionary artist who blazed a trail that still lights the way for women poets the world over"-- Provided by publisher.


The man who ran Washington : the life and times of James A. Baker III / Peter Baker and Susan Glasser.

cover image"Co-authored by the Chief White House correspondent at The New York Times and the Washington columnist at the The New Yorker, this is a biography any would-be power broker must own: the story of legendary White House chief of staff and secretary of state James A. Baker III, the man who ran Washington when Washington ran the world. In the latter half of the twentieth century, no Republican won the presidency without his help, and the men he counseled in the Oval Office--Gerald R. Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush--defined more than one generation of American life. Campaign manager, chief of staff, treasury secretary, and ultimately secretary of state, James A. Baker III understood better than anyone how to make Washington work and how to pull the levers of power at home and abroad. A suave and profane Texas Democrat, Baker worked as a wealthy Houston lawyer until his best friend, George H. W. Bush, drew him into Republican politics. His first dramatic win was in 1976 as the delegate hunter who secured the Republican nomination for Ford against a challenge from Ronald Reagan. His next job, as Bush's campaign manager four years later, maneuvered Bush onto the ticket with Reagan and Baker into the most powerful office in Washington other than the Oval Office: White House chief of staff. In his years in the White House and in the cabinet, Baker was the avatar of a style of politics and governance that valued pragmatism and deal making over purity. He went from win to win--reforming the tax code, negotiating the first Middle East peace talks, managing the dissolution of the Soviet Union--until his capstone victory, as field marshal for the younger Bush's Florida recount battle, helped divide the country forever. In today's era of gridlock, The Man Who Ran Washington is an electrifying escape"-- Provided by publisher.


Red comet : the short life and blazing art of Sylvia Plath / Heather Clark.

cover image"An engrossing new biography of Sylvia Plath focuses on her remarkable literary and intellectual growth and achievement, restoring the vivid creative woman behind the longtime Plath myths perpetuated by a pathology-based approach to her life and art. With a wealth of never-before-accessed materials, Heather Clark here brings to life the brilliant daughter of Wellesley, MA who had poetic ambition from a very young age, and was an accomplished, published writer of poems and stories before she became the star English student at Smith College. Determined not to read Plath's work as if her every act, from childhood on, was a harbinger of her tragic fate, Clark presents new materials about Plath's scientist father, her juvenile writings, and her psychiatric treatment, and evokes a culture in transition in the mid-twentieth century, in the shadow of the atom bomb and the Holocaust, as she explores Sylvia's world: her early relationships and determination not to become a conventional woman and wife; her conflicted ties to her well-meaning, widowed mother; her troubles at the hands of an unenlightened mental health industry; her Cambridge years and thunderclap meeting with Ted Hughes, a marriage of true minds that would change the course of poetry in English; and much more. Clark's clear-eyed sympathy for Hughes, his lover Assia Wevill, and other demonized players in the arena of Plath's suicide promotes a deeper understanding of her final days, with their outpouring of first-rate poems. Along with illuminating readings of the poems themselves, Clark's meticulous, compassionate research brings us closer than ever to the spirited woman and visionary artist who blazed a trail that still lights the way for women poets the world over"-- Provided by publisher.


Catching the wind : Edward Kennedy and the liberal hour / Neal Gabler.

cover image"The epic, definitive biography of Ted Kennedy--an immersive journey through the life of a complicated man and a sweeping history of the fall of liberalism and the collapse of political morality. Edward M. Kennedy was never expected to succeed. The youngest of nine, he lacked his brothers' natural gifts and easy grace. Yet after winning election to the Senate at the tender age of thirty, he became the most consequential legislator of his lifetime, perhaps even American history. Surviving the traumas of his brothers' assassinations, Ted Kennedy ultimately exerted the greatest effort keeping alive the mission of an active and caring government. He swept into the Senate at the high-water mark of the mid-century New Deal consensus and fulfilled the promise of that momentum throughout his glory years in the Senate as the booming voice of American liberalism. That voice found its greatest impact in the laws he passed that wove government firmly into American life, extending aid and opportunity to those in most desperate need. Two thousand pieces of legislation, ranging from health care to education to civil rights, bore Ted's fingerprints. He worked tirelessly to better people's lives, even after the Reagan-era push for limited government rewrote the contract between nation and citizens. He did this because he felt he owed it to those who suffered, and those with whom he empathized out of his own pain and ever-present sense of inadequacy. But Ted Kennedy was not immune to the darkness that plagued his family. He lived long enough to fail, to sin, to fall in and out of favor. The infamous incident at Chappaquiddick marked an unfortunate turning point in the youngest Kennedy's life, and it would not be his last brush with controversy. As his personal failures compounded in the public eye, he struggled to maintain the traction that had carried his agenda so far. The product of a decade of work and hundreds of interviews, Catching the Wind will be an essential work of history and biography. The first of two volumes in a sweeping narrative, it traces the extraordinary life of an American statesman from his early years through the turning point of the 1970s. It is a landmark study of legislative genius and a powerful exploration of the man who spent his career upholding his mandate in service of a better America"-- Provided by publisher.


Greenlights / Matthew McConaughey.

cover image"Drawing on the Academy Award-winning actor's journals and diaries from the last 40 years, this book presents a uniquely McConaughey approach to achieving success and satisfaction"-- Provided by publisher.


The dead are arising : the life of Malcolm X / Les Payne and Tamara Payne.

cover image"An epic biography of Malcolm X finally emerges, drawing on hundreds of hours of the author's interviews, rewriting much of the known narrative. Les Payne, the renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, embarked in 1990 on a nearly thirty-year-long quest to interview anyone he could find who had actually known Malcolm X-all living siblings of the Malcolm Little family, classmates, street friends, cellmates, Nation of Islam figures, FBI moles and cops, and political leaders around the world. His goal was ambitious: to transform what would become over a hundred hours of interviews into an unprecedented portrait of Malcolm X, one that would separate fact from fiction. The result is this historic biography that conjures a never-before-seen world of its protagonist, a work whose title is inspired by a phrase Malcolm X used when he saw his Hartford followers stir with purpose, as if the dead were truly arising, to overcome the obstacles of racism. Setting Malcolm's life not only within the Nation of Islam but against the larger backdrop of American history, the book traces the life of one of the twentieth century's most politically relevant figures "from street criminal to devoted moralist and revolutionary." In tracing Malcolm X's life from his Nebraska birth in 1925 to his Harlem assassination in 1965, Payne provides searing vignettes culled from Malcolm's Depression-era youth, describing the influence of his Garveyite parents: his father, Earl, a circuit-riding preacher who was run over by a street car in Lansing, Michigan, in 1929, and his mother, Louise, who continued to instill black pride in her children after Earl's death. Filling each chapter with resonant drama, Payne follows Malcolm's exploits as a petty criminal in Boston and Harlem in the 1930s and early 1940s to his religious awakening and conversion to the Nation of Islam in a Massachusetts penitentiary. With a biographer's unwavering determination, Payne corrects the historical record and delivers extraordinary revelations-from the unmasking of the mysterious NOI founder "Fard Muhammad," who preceded Elijah Muhammad; to a hair-rising scene, conveyed in cinematic detail, of Malcolm and Minister Jeremiah X Shabazz's 1961 clandestine meeting with the KKK; to a minute-by-minute account of Malcolm X's murder at the Audubon Ballroom. Introduced by Payne's daughter and primary researcher, Tamara Payne, who, following her father's death, heroically completed the biography, The Dead Are Arising is a penetrating and riveting work that affirms the centrality of Malcolm X to the African American freedom struggle"-- Provided by publisher.


Let love rule / Lenny Kravitz with David Ritz.

cover imageKravitz looks back at his life with candor, self-scrutiny, and humor. It's the story of a wildly creative kid who, despite tough struggles at school and extreme tension at home, finds salvation in music. Readers will follow his growth as a musician and ultimately a master songwriter, producer, and performer. Kravitz also discusses his spiritual growth, and the powerful way in which spirit informs his music. -- adapted from jacket


I'll be seeing you : a memoir / Elizabeth Berg.

cover image"For as long as Elizabeth can remember, she has watched her father trail after her mother, kissing her multiple times a day and holding her hand. She watched her mother smooth the lines in her father's face and pay attention to his every move, even when she was desperate for some time to herself. When her parents began to age, Elizabeth and her siblings are placed in the difficult position of taking over more and more supportive roles and tasks. They fix their parents' home, negotiate finances, eventually weather the back and forth of will they or won't they move into a nursing facility; finally they do. Berg gracefully takes readers through navigating the emotional and physical challenger of guiding parents through the final stages of life. In this touching and heart-warming memoir, Berg includes raw accounts of disagreements, encouraging stubborn parents, and dealing with her own heartache and loss. Berg confront both the realities of the situation and the brighter, happy, funny and endearing moments and memories"-- Provided by publisher.


The girl with the self-esteem issues : a memoir / Rosie Mercado.

cover image"The impossible true story of one woman's fight to see her dreams realized-with advice for all women trying to find independence-from daytime television host and Latina superstar"-- Provided by publisher.


Christian Fiction

Wrath / Victoria Christopher Murray.

cover image"The award-winning author of Lust, Envy, and Greed-soon to be Lifetime movies-delivers a passionate and unforgettable exploration of a marriage caught in the crossroads of rage. When Chastity Butler and Xavier Owens first meet, they instantly connect and they quickly marry. As time goes on, Xavier is slowly overcome with resentment about his past. Soon, Chastity finds herself on the receiving end of his increasing rage. It starts with verbal abuse and escalates. When his rage explodes at a level Chastity has never seen, will their marriage survive or is this finally the last straw?"-- Provided by publisher.


The escape / Lisa Harris.

cover image"A desperate murderer and a downed plane turn a routine prison transfer into a hunt through the rugged Pacific Northwest for US Marshals Madison James and Jonas Quinn."-- Provided by publisher.


The promised land / Elizabeth Musser.

cover image"With her oldest son taking a gap year in Europe, her aging father losing his sight and his memory, and her husband of twenty years announcing that he's leaving her, Abbie Bartholomew Jowett is surrounded by overwhelming loss. Desperate to mend her marriage and herself, she follows her son, Bobby, to walk the famed Camino pilgrimage. During their journey they encounter Rasa, an Iranian woman working in secret helping other refugees, and Caroline, a journalist who is studying pilgrims on the Camino while searching for answers from her broken past. Each individual has their own reasons for the pilgrimage, but together they learn that the Camino strips you bare and calls you into deep soul-searching that can threaten all your best laid plans."-- Provided by publisher.


Manchester Christmas : a novel / John Gray.

cover image"A searching young writer is drawn to a small town where she is pulled into a mystery centered on an abandoned church and the death of a special girl. This novel illustrates how God often uses the most unlikely among us to spread healing in a wounded world"-- Provided by publisher.


The right kind of fool / Sarah Loudin Thomas.

cover image"Thirteen-year-old Loyal Raines is supposed to stay close to home on a hot summer day in 1934. When he slips away for a quick swim in the river and finds a dead body, the ripples caused by his discovery will impact the town in ways no one could have imagined"-- Provided by publisher.


The cul-de-sac war / Melissa Ferguson.

cover image"Bree Leake doesn't want to be tied down. She's had more jobs than she can count, and she plans to move as soon as the curtains fall on her less-than-minor stage role at The Barter--the oldest live performance theater in the US. But just when it's time to move on again, Bree's parents make her an offer: hold steady for a full year, and they will give her the one thing she's always wanted--her grandmother's house. Her dreams are coming true.. until life at the theater throws her some curve balls. And then there's Chip McBride--her handsome and infuriating next-door neighbor. Chip just might be the only person whose stubborn streak can match Bree's. She would move heaven and earth to have him off her cul-de-sac and out of her life, but according to the bargain she's struck, she can't move out of her house and away from the man who's making her life miserable. So begins Bree's obsessive new mission: to drive Chip out of the neighborhood--and fast. Bree isn't the only one who's a tad competitive, and Chip is more than willing to fight fire with fire. But as their pranks escalate, the line between love and hate starts to blur--and their heated rivalry threatens to take a hilarious, heartwarming, and romantic new turn."--Provided by publisher.


Softly blows the bugle / Jan Drexler.

cover image"After a disastrous marriage, a young Amish widow determines to remain unmarried. Will a wounded war veteran convince her to risk giving her heart away once more?"-- Provided by publisher.


The coffee corner : an Amish marketplace novel / Amy Clipston.

cover image"In this third installment of Amy Clipston's Amish Marketplace series, an acquaintance grows into love over a few well-timed cups of coffee"-- Provided by publisher.


Nothing short of wondrous / Regina Scott.

cover image"It is 1886, and the government has given the US Cavalry control of Yellowstone. For widowed hotelier Kate Tremaine, the change is a welcome one. She knows every inch of her wilderness home like the back of her hand and wants to see it protected from poachers and vandals. Refused a guide by Congress, Lieutenant William Prescott must enlist Kate's aid to help him navigate the sprawling park and track down the troublemakers. But a secret from his past makes him wary of the tender feelings the capable and comely widow raises in him. As they work together to protect the park and stand firm through injustice and tragedy, they may just find that two wounded hearts can share one powerful love when God is in control."--Provided by publisher.


Set the stars alight / Amanda Dykes.

cover image"Reeling from her parents' deaths, Lucy Claremont discovers an artifact in their London flat, leading her to a seaside estate. Aided by her childhood friend Dashel, a forensic astronomer, they start to unravel a history of heartbreak, sacrifice, and love begun 200 years prior - one that may heal them both"--Provided by publisher.


Fragments of light / Michèle Phoenix.

cover image"Ceelie was only able to endure cancer, and the losses that came afterward, with the support of her elderly friend Darlene. When Darlene's prognosis turns dire, Ceelie can't refuse her seemingly impossible request: to find her long-lost father, WWII paratrooper Cal. The search leads Ceelie to Normandy, where she encounters the harrowing tale of the hero who dropped off-target into Nazi-occupied France."--Publisher.


Where the road bends : a novel / David Rawlings.

cover image"Fifteen years after their college graduation, four friends reunite for a trip to Australia, each with their carefully constructed facade. But when they are mystically separated in a sandstorm, they must face what really brought them to this point"-- Provided by publisher.


The black midnight / Kathleen Y'Barbo.

cover image"Three years before Jack the Ripper began his murderous spree on the streets of London, women were dying in their beds as The Midnight Assassin terrorized the citizens of Austin, Texas. Now, with suspicion falling on Her Majesty's family and Scotland Yard at a loss as to who the Ripper might be, Queen Victoria summons her great-granddaughter, Alice Anne von Wettin, a former Pinkerton agent who worked the unsolved Austin case, and orders her to discreetly form a team to look into the London matter. The prospect of a second chance to work with Annie just might entice Isaiah Joplin out of his comfortable life as an Austin lawyer. If his theories are right, they'll find the The Midnight Assassin and, by default, the Ripper. If they're wrong, he and Annie are in a bigger mess than the one the feisty female left behind when she departed Austin under cover of darkness three years ago. Can the unlikely pair find the truth of who is behind the murders before they are drawn into the killer's deadly game? From Texas to London, the story navigates the fine line between truth and fiction as Annie and Isaiah ultimately find the hunters have become the hunted."--FantasticFiction.com.


Amish Christmas twins / Shelley Shepard Gray, Rachel J. Good, Loree Lough.

cover image"The Christmas not-wish (Shelley Shepard Gray)..."When the foster parents they've cautiously grown to love discover they're expecting, orphaned Roy and Jemima Fisher, ages six and seven, are secretly devastated by the certainty they'll be given up. With Christmas around the corner, their only wish is for new foster parents as nice as Mr. and Mrs. Kurtz. Meanwhile, the Kurtzes have wishes of their own--and with faith, they all may be gifted with twice the blessings . . . "--FantasticFiction.com.


The price of valor / Susan May Warren.

cover image"Former Navy SEAL Hamilton Jones thought the love of his life was dead. But when he hears she might still be alive, he will stop at nothing to find her and bring her home. When he discovers her reason for staying away, he must choose between her and the nation he vowed to protect"--Provided by publisher.


Nine / Rachelle Dekker.

cover image"Lucy doesn't remember anything, even whether or not she likes milkshakes. All she remembers is that Olivia told her to run. When she encounters Zoe, a waitress at a small town diner, who has her own hidden past, Lucy instinctively trusts her. Powerful people are after Lucy, though, and as the girls continue to flee from the unknown, it seems Lucy may not be an innocent child. Her skills are more fitting for a hardened military veteran than a young girl and, as she begins to remember her origins, it turns out she may be more weapon than human." -- Library Journal.


Things we didn't say / Amy Lynn Green.

cover image"In this epistolary novel from the WWII home front, Johanna Berglund is forced to return to her small Midwestern town to become a translator at a German prisoner of war camp. There, amid old secrets and prejudice, she finds that the POWs have hidden depths. When the lines between compassion and treason are blurred, she must decide where her heart truly lies"-- Provided by publisher.


A picture of love / Beth Wiseman.

cover imageSweet Naomi Byler cooks meals for the guests at The Peony Inn, where Amish sisters and owners of the inn Esther and Lizzie love her like a granddaughter. She's as happy there as a young woman can be, considering that her fiancé, Thomas, has left her to court someone else. She knows she'll get over the love of her life in due time, but she assumes marriage will never be a part of her future. Amos Lantz and his mother are guests at the inn, visiting town for a cousin's wedding. Attending a wedding is the last thing Amos wants to do since his own fiancée, Sarah, died tragically just a year ago. Naomi and Amos understand each other's grief and become quick friends when they discover their mutual love of painting. As the two begin to paint through their sadness together, Esther and Lizzie play matchmaker--a risky move with the potential to backfire. And when Thomas makes an unexpected return intending to win back Naomi, she realizes she no longer knows her own heart.


The blended quilt / Wanda E. Brunstetter & Jean Brunstetter, New York Times bestselling author.

cover image"Sadie Kuhns has a lot happening in her life. She is creating a unique quilt by blending traditional Amish and Hawaiian patterns, while also working on writing a self-published book. But her relationship with Wyman Kauffman has stagnated after six months of courtship. Is there any reason to drag this courtship out?" -- Provided by publisher.


The sowing season : a novel / Katie Powner.

cover image"After he's forced to sell the family farm he's labored on his whole life, 63-year-old Gerrit Laninga doesn't know what to do with himself. He sacrificed everything for the land--his time, his health, his family--with nothing to show for it but bitterness, regret, and two grown children who want nothing to do with him. Fifteen-year-old Rae Walters has growing doubts and fears about The Plan--the detailed blueprint for high school that will help her follow in her lawyer father's footsteps. She's always been committed to The Plan, but now that the pressure to succeed is building, what was supposed to unite her family in purpose, may end up tearing it apart. When their paths cross just as they each need a friend the most, Gerrit's and Rae's lives begin to change in unexpected ways. Can they discover together what really matters in life and learn it's never too late for a second chance?"--Provided by publisher.


Puente al refugio / Francine Rivers ; [traducción al español: Patricia Cabral].

cover imageHa quemado todas sus naves para conseguir exactamente lo que pensaba que quería. Ahora lo único que desea es una vía de regreso. Para las personas influyentes de Hollywood, Lena Scott es la estrella en ascenso más destacada desde Marilyn Monroe. Pocos saben que su verdadero nombre es Ava. Aún menos saben el precio que ella pagó para por fin sentirse alguien en la vida. Para el pastor Ezekiel Freeman, Ava siempre será la niña que le cautivó el corazón la noche que la encontró, recién nacida y llorando, abandonada bajo un puente en las afueras del pueblo El Refugio. Ezekiel y su hijo, Joshua - el mejor amigo de Ava - la ven crecer y transformarse en una mujer de belleza exótica. Pero Ezekiel sabe que las circunstancias que rodearon el nacimiento de la niña han grabado cicatrices profundas en su corazón, cicatrices que la dejan vulnerable a un galán engañoso que la induce a acompañarlo a Los Ángeles. La ingenua Ava siente que Hollywood es un mundo muy distinto a El Refugio, y rápidamente aprende lo que se espera de una chica abiciosa e ilusionada. Sin embargo, descubre demasiado tarde que la fama tiene un costo devastador.


The heart of a hero / Susan May Warren.

cover image"Rescuing Aria Sinclair is just what former SEAL Jake Silver needs in order to redeem his past mistakes. Keeping her distance from Jake is what Aria needs to protect her heart. As a hurricane turns paradise into peril, they must save themselves and others in this story of second chances and survival--and the cost of both"--Provided by publisher.


Point of danger / Irene Hannon.

cover imageRadio talk show host Eve Reilly is used to backlash from her pot-stirring on-air commentary and interviews, but now it seems a disgruntled listener is resorting to more than angry words to express their displeasure. When a suspicious package arrives on her doorstep, Eve turns to law enforcement for help. Police detective Brent Lange can't find any evidence to link the string of unsettling incidents that follows, but he's convinced they're connected. As the harassment grows more menacing, it becomes clear someone wants Eve's voice silenced--permanently. But unless he can track down her foe, fast, the gutsy woman who is willing to take risks for what she believes - and who is swiftly winning his heart - may not survive."--Provided by publisher.


Forever by your side / Tracie Peterson.

cover image"Accompanied by her best friend, Thomas Lowell, Constance Browning returns from studying in the East to catalog the native peoples of Oregon - and to prove that her missionary parents aren't involved in a secret conspiracy to goad the oppressed tribes to war. As tensions rise amid shocking revelations, Constance may also have a revelation of the heart."--Publisher.


The Christmas table / Donna VanLiere.

cover image"In June 1972, John Creighton determines to build his wife Joan a kitchen table. His largest project to date had been picture frames but he promises to have the table ready for Thanksgiving dinner. Inspired to put something delicious on the table, Joan turns to her mother's recipes she had given to Joan when she and John married. In June 2012, Lauren Mabrey discovers she's pregnant. Gloria, Miriam, and the rest of her friends at Glory's Place begin to pitch in, helping Lauren prepare their home for the baby. On a visit to the local furniture builder, Lauren finds a table that he bought at a garage sale but has recently refinished. Once home, a drawer is discovered under the table which contains a stack of recipe cards. Growing up in one foster home after another, Lauren never learned to cook and is fascinated as she reads through the cards. Personal notes have been written on each one from the mother to her daughter and time and again Lauren wonders where they lived, when they lived, and in a strange way, she feels connected to this mother and her daughter and wants to make the mother proud. The story continues to from 1972 to 2012 as Joan battles breast cancer and Lauren learns to cook, preparing for the baby's arrival. As Christmas nears, can Lauren unlock the mystery of the table, and find the peace she's always longed for?"--Provided by publisher.


The haunting at Bonaventure Circus / Jaime Jo Wright.

cover image"In 1928, the Bonaventure Circus has become a refuge for many, but Pippa Ripley was rejected from its inner circle as a baby and is no longer content to leave the reason for that rejection unquestioned. When she receives mysterious messages from someone called the "Watchman," she is determined to find him and the connection to her birth. As Pippa's search leads her to a man seeking justice for his murdered sister and evidence that a serial killer has been haunting the circus train, she must decide if uncovering her roots is worth putting herself directly in the path of the killer. Decades later, an old circus train depot's future hangs in the balance - it will either be torn down or preserved for historical importance, and its fate rests on Realtor Chandler Faulk's shoulders. As she dives deep into the depot's history, she's also balancing a newly diagnosed disease and the pressures of single motherhood. When she discovers clues to unsolved murders of the past, Chandler is pulled into a story far darker and more haunting than even an abandoned train depot could portend."--Publisher description.


Airborne / DiAnn Mills.

cover image"Heather Lawrence's long-awaited vacation to Salzburg wasn't supposed to go like this. Mere hours into the transatlantic flight, the Houston FBI agent is awakened when passengers begin exhibiting horrific symptoms of an unknown infection. As the virus quickly spreads and dozens of passengers fall ill, Heather fears she's witnessing an epidemic similar to ones her estranged husband studies for a living-but this airborne contagion may have been deliberately released. While Heather remains quarantined with other survivors, she works with her FBI colleagues to identify the person behind this attack. The prime suspect? Dr. Chad Lawrence, an expert in his field . . . and Heather's husband. The Lawrences' marriage has been on the rocks since Chad announced his career took precedence over his wife and future family and moved out. As more victims fall prey days after the initial outbreak, time's running out to hunt down the killer, one who may be closer to the victims than anyone ever expected"-- Provided by publisher.


Jack / Marilynne Robinson.

cover imageMarilynne Robinson's mythical world of Gilead, Iowa--the setting of her novels Gilead, Home, and Lila, and now Jack--and its beloved characters have illuminated and interrogated the complexities of American history, the power of our emotions, and the wonders of a sacred world. Jack is Robinson's fourth novel in this now-classic series. In it, Robinson tells the story of John Ames Boughton, the prodigal son of Gilead's Presbyterian minister, and his romance with Della Miles, a high school teacher who is also the child of a preacher. Their deeply felt, tormented, star-crossed interracial romance resonates with all the paradoxes of American life, then and now. Robinson's Gilead novels, which have won one Pulitzer Prize and two National Book Critics Circle Awards, are a vital contribution to contemporary American literature and a revelation of our national character and humanity.


Under the tulip tree / Michelle Shocklee.

cover image"Sixteen-year-old Lorena Leland's dreams of a rich and fulfilling life as a writer are dashed when the stock market crashes in 1929. Seven years into the Great Depression, Rena's banker father has retreated into the bottle, her sister is married to a lazy charlatan and gambler, and Rena is an unemployed newspaper reporter. Eager for any writing job, Rena accepts a position interviewing former slaves for the Federal Writers' Project. There, she meets Frankie Washington, a 101-year-old woman whose honest yet tragic past captivates Rena. As Frankie recounts her life as a slave, Rena is horrified to learn of all the older woman has endured--especially because Rena's ancestors owned slaves. While Frankie's story challenges Rena's preconceptions about slavery, it also connects the two women whose lives are otherwise separated by age, race, and circumstances. But will this bond of respect, admiration, and friendship be broken by a revelation neither woman sees coming?"-- Provided by publisher.


The harbinger II / Jonathan Cahn.

cover imageIn this sequel to The harbinger, the reader witnesses the return of Nouriel, Ana Goren, and the mysterious figure known as 'the prophet.'


Something worth doing : a novel of an early suffragist / Jane Kirkpatrick.

cover image"In 1853, Abigail Scott was a 19-year-old school teacher in Oregon Territory when she married Ben Duniway. Marriage meant giving up on teaching, but Abigail always believed she was meant to be more than a good wife and mother. When financial mistakes and an injury force Ben to stop working, Abigail becomes the primary breadwinner for her growing family. What she sees as a working woman appalls her, and she devotes her life to fighting for the rights of women, including their right to vote. Following Abigail as she bears six children, runs a millinery and a private school, helps on the farm, writes novels, gives speeches, and eventually runs a newspaper supporting women's suffrage, Something Worth Doing explores issues that will resonate strongly with modern women: the pull between career and family, finding one's place in the public sphere, and dealing with frustrations and prejudices women encounter when they compete in male-dominated spaces. Based on a true story of a pioneer for women's rights from award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick will inspire you to believe that some things are worth doing - even when the cost is great."--Provided by publisher.


Unscripted / Davis Bunn.

cover imageLine producer Danny Byrd is well-known in Hollywood for being someone who gets things done on time and under budget. But when his reputation takes a beating after his partner-- and former best friend-- makes off with their investors' money, Danny has but one chance to redeem himself and restore his ruined career. LA lawyer Megan Pierce sacrificed years proving herself to bosses only to be disgusted by their snobbery and their specious business practices. Danny and Megan are each other's best hope for redemption-- and maybe for love. -- adapted from jacket


Closer than she knows / Kelly Irvin.

cover imageAs a court reporter, Teagan O'Rourke has written official records for dozens of real-life murders. But she's never known the smell of death. Then a young police officer is murdered just inches away from her, and a man calling himself a serial killer starts leaving Teagan notes, signing each with the name of a different murderer from her favorite mystery novels. Teagan turns to her friend Max Kennedy. He longs for more than friendship with Teagan - and now he's wondering if he'll be able to keep Teagan alive long enough to find out if he has a chance. -- adapted from back cover.


Love in unlikely places : an Amish romance / Linda Byler.

cover imagePlenty of young men had noticed Emma's smooth auburn hair and her quick intellect, but at twenty-six years of age, she was still single, much to the bewilderment of her Amish community. "She's just too picky," they said, and she supposed they were right. Most did not know that she had been in love once, and had wound up brokenhearted. When she becomes a nanny for an English (non-Amish) family along the coast of North Carolina, her world opens up in exciting--and confusing--ways. Not only is she getting used to life outside the safety of her Amish culture in Pennsylvania, but she finds herself spending time with Ben, the handsome Amish man who is working as a contractor on the house next door to where she's staying. He is charming, outgoing, strong, and so bold in his affection for her!


The peasant's dream / Melanie Dickerson.

cover imageFrederick, a peasant farmer's son who dreams of earning a living using his God-given talent as a woodcarver, falls in love with Adela, a duke's daughter who yearns to prove herself as an artist. Includes discussion questions.


Two reasons to run / Colleen Coble.

cover image"Police Chief Jane Hardy is still reeling from the scandal that rocked her small-town department just as she took over for her retired father - the man who wrecked her life with one little lie. Now she's finally been reunited with her presumed-dead fifteen-year-old son, Will, and his father, documentarian Reid Bechtol. When a murder aboard the oil platform Zeus exposes an environmental terrorist's plot to flood Mobile Bay with crude oil, Jane and Reid must put their feelings for each other behind them and work together to prevent the rig from being sabotaged."--Provided by publisher.


The stone wall / Beverly Lewis.

cover imageAnna Beachy is eager to begin a new chapter in her life as a Lancaster County tour guide in the picturesque area where her Plain grandmother once stayed. The elderly woman suffers from Alzheimer's, and beyond a vague hint about an old stone wall, much about that time is a mystery. Martin Nolt, a handsome Mennonite, takes Anna under his wing for her training, familiarizing her with the many local highlights, including Peaceful Meadows Horse Retreat, which serves children with special needs. Volunteering at the retreat, Anna strikes up a friendship with Gabe Allgyer, the young Amish widower who manages it. -- adapted from back cover


The librarian of Boone's Hollow : a novel / Kim Vogel Sawyer.

cover image"Addie Cowherd dreamt of being a novelist and offering readers the escape that books gave her during her tragic childhood. But it's the Great Depression, and when her adoptive father loses his job, Addie is forced to leave college and take the only employment she can find: delivering books on horseback to poor coal mining families in the hills of Kentucky. The community of Boone's Hollow is suspicious of outsiders and steeped in superstitions that leave Addie feeling rejected and indignant. She finds a friend in an elderly outcast, but the other horseback librarians scorn her determination to befriend Nanny Fay. Emmett Tharp grew up in the tiny mountain hamlet, and he is was the first in the community to earn a college degree. When someone sets out to sabotage the library program, Emmett may be the local ally that Addie needs."--Provided by publisher.


An Ivy Hill Christmas : a tales from Ivy Hill novella / Julie Klassen.

cover image"In the late 1800s, haunted by an old secret, Richard Brockwell prefers to stay away from Ivy Hill-until his mother threatens to stop funding his carefree life unless he returns for Christmas. Will Christmastime in Ivy Hill, with all of its divine hope, surprises, and romance, work its magic?"-- Provided by publisher.


Being known : a novel / Robin Jones Gunn.

cover image"From the bestselling author of Becoming Us comes a novel unpacking loss, doubts, friendship, and the hard questions we ask of God and those we love. After her mom passed away, Jennalyn was in the midst of moving, having a baby, and helping her husband work toward his dream job. At the time, she thought she processed the shock and loss, but only now that Jennalyn has two small children, a lovely new home, a lucrative side hustle with her art, and a husband who is always working does she feel the full impact of the loss. Enter an old boyfriend who knew Jennalyn well and who shares many fond memories of her mom. Jennalyn begins to doubt her marriage and all her other life choices ever since her mom passed away. It takes the power of truth, close friends who know her well, and a series of choices at the heart level before Jennalyn can surface from the confusion and see with clarity where her life is headed."-- Provided by publisher.


A reluctant bride / Jody Hedlund.

cover imageIn 1862, Mercy escapes a bleak future in London and joins a bride ship. Wealthy and titled, Joseph becomes the ship's surgeon to avoid the pain of losing his family. He has no intention of settling down, but when Mercy becomes his assistant, they must fight against a forbidden love.


The best we've been / Beth K. Vogt.

cover image"How can you choose what is right for you when your decision will break the heart of someone you love? Having abandoned her childhood dream years ago, Johanna Thatcher knows what she wants from life. Discovering that her fiancé was cheating on her only convinces Johanna it's best to maintain control and protect her heart. Despite years of distance and friction, Johanna and her sisters, Jillian and Payton, have moved from a truce toward a fragile friendship. But then Johanna reveals she has the one thing Jillian wants most and may never have--and Johanna doesn't want it. As Johanna wrestles with a choice that will change her life and her relationships with her sisters forever, the cracks in Jillian's marriage and faith deepen. Through it all, the Thatcher sisters must decide once and for all what it means to be family."-- Provided by publisher.


Under Scottish stars / Carla Laureano.

cover image"Recently widowed Serena MacDonald Stewart focuses on her children to the exclusion of her career, her art, and her sanity. When her brothers ask her to oversee the family guest house on the Isle of Skye, it's a chance to dust off her long-ignored business skills and make a new start. But her hopes for a smooth transition are dashed when the hotel manager, Malcolm Blake, turns out to be irritating, condescending . . . and incredibly attractive. Malcolm Blake gave up everything-his home, his girlfriend, and his career-to return to Skye and raise his late sister's teenage daughter. With few job opportunities available on the island, he signs on as the manager of the MacDonald family hotel, which he's soon running successfully without interference from the owners. That is, until Serena shows up, challenging his authority and his conviction that there's nothing missing from his new life on Skye. Before long, Serena and Malcolm have to admit the spark between them is more than mere irritation. But as single parents, there's more on the line than their own hearts. Will their commitment to family be the thing that draws them together or the only thing that could keep them apart?"-- Provided by publisher.


Cross shadow / Andrew Huff.

cover image"All journalist Christine Lewis wants is the truth. All pastor John Cross wants is to avoid it. Former CIA agent turned evangelical pastor John Cross is busy caring for the small community of believers he ministers to in Virginia. Journalist Christine Lewis is busy with the demand for her talents from top news agencies in New York City. Neither has any time left for their relationship, which began eight months before when they paired up to prevent the detonation of a chemical bomb in the nation's capital. But when Christine hears that her stepbrother has been arrested for murder in Texas, they team up again to discover the truth about the crime. Untangling a web of conspiracy, the couple finds themselves in the center of another dangerous situation-and in trouble far deeper than they expected. With an assassin on the loose, a trusted colleague acting as a double agent, and unreliable artificial intelligence connected to mercenaries who have Cross on their hit list, these two may not get out of the Lone Star State alive."-- Provided by publisher.


Standoff / Patricia Bradley.

cover image"The Natchez Trace National Parkway stretches 444 miles from Nashville to Natchez, the oldest town on the Mississippi River. It's the perfect road for a relaxed pleasure drive. Unfortunately for park ranger Luke Fereday, lately it's being used to move drugs. Sent to Natchez to infiltrate the organization at the center of the drug ring, Luke arrives too late to a stakeout and discovers the body of his friend, park ranger John Danvers.John's daughter Brooke is determined to investigate her father's murder, but things are more complicated than they first appear, and Brooke soon finds herself the target of a killer who will do anything to silence her. Luke will have his hands full keeping her safe. But who's going to keep him safe when he realizes he's falling--hard--for the daughter of the man he failed to save?"--Provided by publisher.


The runaway bride / Jody Hedlund.

cover image"Wealthy Arabella Lawrence flees to British Columbia on a bride ship still wearing the scars of past mistakes. One of the few single women in the boomtown, she immediately has suitors, but she is determined not to find herself trapped again by a poor choice. Vying for her hand are two very different men. Lieutenant Richard Drummond is a gentleman in the Navy and is held in high esteem. Peter Kelly is the town's baker and has worked hard to build a thriving business. He and Drummond not only compete for Arabella's affections, but clash over their views of how the natives should be treated in the midst of a smallpox outbreak. As Arabella begins to overcome her fears, she discovers someone in dire need - a starving girl abandoned by her tribe. Intent on helping the girl, Arabella leans on Peter's advice and guidance. Will she have the wisdom to make the right decision or will seeking what's right cost both her and Peter everything?"--Publisher description.


How sweet it is : a legacy of faith novel / Robin Lee Hatcher.

cover imageHolly Stanford is doing the best she can with the restaurant she inherited from her late uncle. But after her fiancé abandons her and the business, Holly regrets having given up her dream of becoming a pastry chef. Now a few bad financial decisions might cost her everything, including her hope for the future. Jed Henning has done well with his new company despite his prodigal brother's behavior. When Jed's father, the controlling member of the board of directors, temporarily suspends operations until his sons work out their differences, Jed resentfully chases his brother, Chris, to Boise. There Jed rents a basement apartment from Holly and hopes to convince Chris to get his act together before their company collapses. Unaware that Holly is the one person who can help him get through to Chris, Jed starts the tough work of reconciliation armed with little more than a few family photographs, a stack of old letters, and a Bible that belonged to his great-grandfather, Andrew Henning. And as romance blossoms between Holly and Jed, the story of Jed's great-grandfather highlights the power of God across the generations and the legacy of a family's courageous faith.-- Publisher's description.


A blessing to cherish / Lauraine Snelling.

cover image"Though she has known hardships in her life, Ingeborg Bjorklund chooses to focus on all she has been given. Blessed with children and grandchildren, she enjoys the friendship and support of the entire Blessing, North Dakota, community. And after several years of widowhood, she has reached a place of contentment with her life .Meanwhile, her stepson Thorliff is raising two children alone since his beloved Elizabeth died. But there is a new schoolteacher in town, Louisa Gutenburg, and Thorliff doesn't seem to be himself whenever she's around. It isn't just his obvious fascination with Louisa, but the fact that he seems completely oblivious to it that makes Ingeborg smile. How long before Thorliff realizes what everyone else can see a mile away? But not everything is comfortable for Ingeborg. One of her dearest friendships is changing - and she will have to decide if her settled, predictable life is worth more to her than a future she hardly dares to imagine."--Publisher.


The mockingbird's song / Wanda E. Brunstetter.

cover image"In Strasburg, Pennsylvania, grief has paralyzed Sylvia, a young widowed mother, and mysterious events threaten to force the family-run greenhouse to close."-- Provided by the publisher.


Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey / Abigail Wilson.

cover image"When the widowed Lord Torrington agreed to spy for the crown, he never planned to impersonate a highwayman, let alone rob the wrong carriage. Stranded on the road with an unconscious young woman, he is forced to propose marriage to protect his identity and her reputation, as well as his dangerous mission. Trapped not only by her duty to her country but also by her limited options as an unwed mother, Miss Elizabeth Cantrell and her infant son are whisked away to Middlecrest Abbey by none other than the elder brother of her son's absent father. There she is met by Torrington's beautiful grown daughters, a vicious murder, and an urgent hunt for the missing intelligence that could turn the war with France. Meanwhile she must convince everyone that her marriage is a genuine love match if her new husband has any hope of uncovering the enemy. Determined to keep her son's true identity a secret, Elizabeth will need to remain one step ahead of her fragile heart, her uncertain future, and the relentless fiend bent on her new family's ruin." -- Back cover.


Ford / Susan May Warren.

cover image"Navy Seal Ford Marshall isn't the kind to stand by and let a woman get hurt--especially when it involves his twin sister, RJ. So, when she makes the news, accused of sparking an international incident, he doesn't care what it takes--he's going to find her and bring her home. But he might need a little help, so he calls on the woman who has had his back during the last three years--Petty Officer Scarlett Hathaway, former communications expert-turned Rescue Swimmer candidate. She'll help him get into the country, watch his back, and...well, they might be able to have one last mission together before she leaves for a new life, a life he very much wants to be a part of now that she is off his team. Maybe he can convince her to give them a chance to kindle the spark that's simmered between them for years."--Provided by publisher.


Woman of sunlight / Mary Connealy.

cover image"After years of isolation on top of Hope Mountain, Ilsa Nordegren may finally be ready to leave. Raised to fear the world, Ilsa and her sisters never planned on coming down, but when the Warden family arrived in need, they had to help. And it may cost them everything. Having made his fortune, Mitch Warden returned home and found the family homestead abandoned. In a land grab, a ruthless cattle baron had forced his family to escape up the mountain, and when he follows, the last thing he expects is to fall smitten to a black-haired woman who dresses like Robin Hood."--Provided by publisher.


Tate / Susan May Warren.

cover image"What will it cost this bodyguard to save the woman he loves? Bodyguard Tate Marshall has always been the family troublemaker. Maybe it's his impulsive propensity to get into the middle of problems that don't belong to him. But once in, he can't stop himself from trying to solve them and that includes his recent dilemma. He's in love with the woman he's supposed to protect, the beautiful Gloria, 'Glo' Jackson, daughter of US Senator and presidential hopeful Reba Jackson. A member of the country band, the Yankee Belles, Glo was targeted in a recent terrorist attack designed to deter her mother from running. Glo is as stubborn as her mother, and Glo isn't about to hide from threats, at least the kind that won't cost her heart. Because she's already paid a terrible price for the war on terror, and she can't let herself love a man who might die, especially because of her. As the campaign heats up and the threats deepen, so does the attraction between Tate and Glo. But when they're discovered, and Tate is fired, what will he do to protect the woman he loves? And what will Glo do to keep from losing another man to the costs of war?"--Amazon.com.


Stories that bind us / Susie Finkbeiner.

cover image"Betty Sweet is still recovering from the loss of her husband when she becomes the temporary guardian of a five-year-old nephew she never knew she had. As they struggle to move forward, they build a relationship upon the foundation of storytelling and its special kind of magic."-- Provided by publisher.


A mosaic of wings : a novel / Kimberly Duffy.

cover image"In 1885, determined to uphold her father's legacy, Nora Shipley joins an entomology research expedition to India. In this spellbinding new land, Nora is torn between saving a young Indian girl and saving her career, and between what she's always thought she wanted and the man she's come to love"-- Provided by publisher.


Afraid of the light / Cynthia Ruchti.

cover image"She helps others manage their desperate lives - but who will help her? Clinical psychologist Camille Brooks isn't put off by the lifestyle of her hoarding clients. After all, she lost her mother to the crippling anxiety disorder. She'll go a long way to help others avoid the same pain and loss. Despite Camille's expertise, her growing audience for her Let in the Light podcast, and the national recognition she's gaining for her creative coaching methods, there are some things she isn't prepared for. A client who looks far too much like her mom catches her off guard. And the revelation that she's also hoarding something sends her spinning. Can she stand to let the light into her own life with the help of a friend who wants to stand by her for life and the God who created and loves her? Or will she find that defeating her demons proves too much to bear?"--Provided by publisher.


All summer long : a San Francisco romance / Melody Carlson.

cover imageWhen budding chef Tia D'Amico moves to San Francisco to help her aunt restore an old luxury yacht's restaurant, she discovers that the newly hired captain is her old crush, Leo Parker -- and he's engaged. As Tia learns her new job, figures out the business and struggles with secrets, loyalties, and her uncle's severe medical condition, she and Leo become friends. But could it become more than friendship?


Wyatt / Susan May Warren.

cover image"NHL Hockey Goalie Wyatt Marshall has everything - fame, money and a thriving career. But he's hiding the two things that matter most... a career-ending injury, and his broken heart. He's been in love with Coco Stanley since she walked into his life at age fourteen, a foster child for the Marshall family. She stole his heart years later, when, after a secret tryst, she returned to her home country of Russia. But she won't let him back into her life - and he can't figure out why." --Publisher.


Ruby Jane / Susan May Warren.

cover image"Ruby Jane never thought she'd meet the man of her dreams while running from the police in Russia. That he'd steal her heart on a train to Siberia. But loving a former CIA officer comes with a price...a life of danger. A life of high stakes.A life where he simply disappears...He has no memory of the man he was. Mack Jones has no memory of his past... just the dark sense that he is hiding. And, he wants to stay that way. Mack likes the life he's built in a small tourist town, tucked away beyond the mountains, and has no desire to dig around in the gray areas of his memory. When his place of business catches fire and Mack rescues the owner, he makes the news, which of course alerts the past he's hoping to outrun.The only person who can help him is a mysterious woman he doesn't remember.But a woman he desperately needs"--Publisher.


The water keeper / Charles Martin.

cover image"Murphy Shepherd lives alone, doing maintenance work for a church that no one attends and trying to heal from scars gained rescuing others who dwell in the margins. His specialty is finding young girls bought and sold in the flesh trade, and leading them from brokenness to freedom, but Shepherd thinks he has given everything he has and it may be time to retire. His hermetic healing process is interrupted when he rescues a woman named Summer in Florida's Intercoastal Waterway and gets drawn into a hunt after a gang of international human traffickers." -- Library Journal


Knox / Susan May Warren.

cover image"Montana rancher Knox Marshall's danger years are behind him. A former bull-rider, he now runs the Marshall family ranch, raising champion bucking bulls for the National Professional Bullrider's Expo (NBR-X). Wealth and success are his, but life is stable, expected, and ordinary. He can't help but wonder if his best years are behind him. Kelsey Jones just wants a safe life, a family, a home. Onstage, the beautiful rising star of the Yankee Belles becomes the person she longs to be - vivacious and confident - burying the brokenness she carries from a violent assault. Becoming NBR-X's next country act is key to outrunning her past and achieving the success and security she craves. Knox and Kelsey's paths collide when an explosion at an NBR-X event traps them in the rubble and leaves them reeling. Kelsey's crippling nightmares return, but for Knox, an obsession to find the bomber is ignited. When Kelsey's past threatens Knox's family, he'll have to choose between saving the Marshall legacy or becoming the protector he's always longed to be. The explosive beginning to the Montana Marshall series. " -- ONIX annotation.



The land beneath us / Sarah Sundin.

cover image"1943. Private Clay Paxton trains hard with the U.S. Army Rangers at Camp Forrest, Tennessee, determined to do his best in the upcoming Allied invasion of France. With his future stolen by his brothers' betrayal, Clay has only one thing to live for-- fulfilling the recurring dream of his death. Leah Jones works as a librarian at Camp Forrest, longing to rise above her orphanage upbringing and belong to the community, even as she searches for her real family. After Clay saves Leah's life from a brutal attack, he saves her virtue with a marriage of convenience. When he ships out to train in England for D-Day, their letters bind them together over the distance."--Provided by publisher.


Like flames in the night / Connilyn Cossette.

cover image"Strong-willed Tirzah wants to join her people in driving the enemy from the land of Israel and undergoes training for a secret mission inside the stronghold of Shechem. But soon after she has infiltrated the ruthless Aramean commander's kitchen, she makes a reckless decision that puts her and her allies in grave danger.Fresh off the battlefield, Liyam returns home to discover his beloved daughter is dead. After his vow to hunt down her killer leads to months of fruitless pursuit, his last hope is in a family connection that comes with strings attached. Strings that force him to pose as a mercenary and rescue an infuriating woman who refuses to leave her mission uncompleted.When an opportunity to pave a path to a Hebrew victory arises, can Tirzah convince Liyam to fight alongside her in the refuge city of her birth? Or will Liyam's thirst for vengeance outweigh his duty to his people, his God, and the woman he's come to love?" -- Publisher.


The Englisch daughter : a novel / Cindy Woodsmall & Erin Woodsmall.

cover image"Old Order Amish wife and mother Jemima has put her marriage and family ahead of herself for years. She's set herself aside. Raising four children, she's followed all the rules and has been patient in looking forward to her time to chase a dream of her own. But when she finds out that her life savings for pursuing that dream is gone--and her husband, Roy, has been hiding a child with another woman--her entire world is shattered. Will she be able to listen to God and love Roy's child? With so much at stake, how can she and Roy fix their relationship before their lives come crashing down?"-- Provided by publisher.


The farm stand / Amy Clipston.

cover image"Salina Petersheim runs her own booth at the Amish market, where she's known for having the freshest and most delicious produce in the area. Her father is the bishop of her church district, and her brother is a deacon. They are a very close family, yet sometimes she tires of being compared to her older brother, Neil, who is married and has two children. She also feels the pressure of having to be the perfect daughter for her parents. Salina has been dating Josiah for almost a year now, but he feels more like a friend than a boyfriend. Her parents approve of Josiah, who is a hardworking roofer. He's handsome and easy to talk to, but he just doesn't warm her heart the way she feels a boyfriend and future husband should. She secretly longs for more. Along comes William Will Zimmerman, a Mennonite chef who runs a restaurant located next door to the Amish market. He wants Salina to supply the produce for his restaurant, and as they forge a business relationship, they both feel themselves falling in love. Salina especially tries to deny her feelings for Will since her father wants her to marry within the community. Both Salina and Will feel stuck in their current relationships, but they cannot deny what they feel for each other. Will they follow their hearts or bow to the pressure of family? Or will God provide a surprising new road for them?"


Someone like you / Karen Kingsbury.

cover image"Maddie Baxter West is shaken to the core when she finds out everything she believed about her life was a lie. Her parents had always planned to tell her the truth about her past: that she was adopted as an embryo. But somehow the right moment never happened. Then a total stranger confronts Maddie with the truth and tells her something else that rocks her world - Maddie had a sister she never knew about. Betrayed, angry, and confused, Maddie leaves her new job and fiancé, rejects her family's requests for forgiveness, and moves to Portland to find out who she really is."--Publisher description.


Unyielding hope / Janette Oke, Laurel Oke Logan.

cover imageAs a young girl, Lillian Walsh lost both her parents and a younger sister. Now in her twenties, after enduring the death of her adoptive mother, Lillian must find her place in the world. Just as her adoptive father is leaving for an extended trip to his native Wales, a lawyer appears at the door to inform Lillian that she has inherited a small estate from her birth parents--and that the sister she had long believed dead is likely alive. When she discovers that her sister, Grace, is living in a city not far away, Lillian rushes to a reunion, fearful that the years of separation will make it hard to reconnect. When the two sisters meet, Grace is not at all what Lillian expected to find. Though her circumstances have been difficult, Grace has big dreams. Can Lillian set aside her own plans to join her sister in an adventure that will surely change them both?


Unveiling the past : a novel / by Kim Vogel Sawyer.

cover image"Newlyweds and cold case detectives Sean and Meghan Eagle have been given the task of investigating the twenty-years-past disappearance of a husband and father, Anson Menke. A judge ruled that the missing man chose to leave the country and abandon his family, but his wife wouldn't concede that he left his family nor declare him dead. Their mother now gone, his children want answers"-- Provided by publisher.


A beautiful arrangement / Beth Wiseman.

cover image"Lydia can't believe she is Mrs. Samuel Bontrager, or that she has a six month old daughter at the age of 16. As baby Mattie grows fussy by the day, Lydia wonders how she will survive a lifetime of marriage to a man she doesn't love, at least not in the way she wants. Samuel knows that he and Lydia did the right thing by marrying when Lydia became pregnant. He has even grown to love Lydia, though he never seems able to say the words out loud. What if she doesn't love him back? After all, she pushes him away whenever he tries to draw closer."--Provided by publisher.


Starfish Pier : a Hope Harbor novel / Irene Hannon.

cover image"First-grade teacher Holly Miller enjoys a quiet, low-profile life in Hope Harbor - but all of that changes when she must advocate for a cause dear to her heart and finds herself on the opposite side of the issue from a take-charge ex-Delta Force operator turned fisherman who complicates her mission - and threatens to steal her heart"--Provided by publisher.


Pinebox Collins / Rod Miller.

cover imageWhen Jonathan "Pinebox" Collins loses his lower right leg to a cannonball in his first Civil War battle, the course of his life is forever changed. While recuperating, he learns "The Dismal Trade" of undertaking. His first case turns out to be the victim of Wild Bill Hickok's first showdown, and Collins crosses paths with the legendary gunfighter - and occasionally his victims - across the Old West.


The Jerusalem assassin / Joel C. Rosenberg.

cover image"With the unexpected death of Russian President Aleksandr Luganov, and Iran's efforts to acquire fully operational nuclear warheads successfully thwarted, American President Andrew Clarke decides the moment has come to unveil his comprehensive proposal to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians. However, when a series of senior American officials involved in the peace process are assassinated, Clarke orders Marcus Ryker and a team of CIA operatives to hunt down those responsible and bring the killing spree to an end. What Ryker uncovers is a chilling plot to kill the American president himself, but at first, it's unclear who is the driving force behind the plot. Is it the Russians, seeking payback for the assassination of Luganov? Is it the Iranians, in retaliation for the American operation to keep Tehran from acquiring nukes? Or is it another conspirator altogether, someone plotting to strike a blow against American hegemony in the Middle East and seize the leadership of the entire Sunni Muslim world? By the time Ryker and his team fully understand the plot and who's behind it, they find they have less than 96 hours to disrupt a terrible evil that has been set in motion"-- Provided by publisher.


A girl's guide to the Outback : a novel / Jessica Kate.

cover image"Romance author Jessica Kate explores the hilariously thin line between love and hate in her heartwarming new novel"-- Provided by publisher.


End game / Rachel Dylan.

cover image"When elite members of the military are murdered on the streets of Washington, DC, FBI Special Agent Bailey Ryan and NCIS Special Agent Marco Agostini must work together to bring the perpetrator to justice. Unfortunately, all evidence points to a Navy SEAL sniper whom Bailey refuses to believe is guilty. When Bailey and Marco start to connect the dots between the victims, including a link to a powerful defense contractor, they wonder if there's a deeper cover-up at play. Then Bailey is targeted, and it becomes clear that someone is willing to kill to keep their dark secrets. With the stakes getting higher by the moment in a twisted conspiracy, there's a rush against the clock to determine whom they can really trust. As allies turn to enemies, the biggest secret yet to be uncovered could be the end of all of them."--Provided by publisher.


Fiction

Detransition, baby : a novel / Torrey Peters.

cover image"[A novel] about three women--transgender and cisgender--whose lives collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires around gender, motherhood, and sex..."-- Publisher's description.


Two truths and a lie : a novel / Meg Mitchell Moore.

cover image"Truth: Sherri Griffin and her daughter, Katie, have recently moved to the idyllic beach town of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Rebecca Coleman, widely acknowledged former leader of the Newburyport Mom Squad (having taken a step back since her husband's shocking and tragic death eighteen months ago), has made a surprising effort to include these newcomers in typically closed-group activities. Rebecca's teenage daughter Alexa has even been spotted babysitting Katie. Truth: Alexa has time on her hands because of a recent falling-out with her longtime best friends for reasons no one knowsbut everyone suspects have to do with Alexas highly popular and increasingly successful YouTube channel. Katie Griffin, who at age 11 probably doesnt need a babysitter anymore, cant be left alone because she has terrifying nightmares that dont seem to jibe with the vague story Sherri has floated about the bad divorce she left behind in Ohio. Rebecca Coleman has been spending a lot of time with Sherri, its true, but shes also been spending time with someone else she doesnt want the Mom Squad to know about just yet. Lie: Rebecca Coleman doesnt have a new man in her life, and definitely not someone connected to the Mom Squad. Alexa is not seeing anyone new herself and is planning on shutting down her YouTube channel in advance of attending college in the fall. Sherri Griffins real name is Sherri Griffin, and a bad divorce is all she's running from"-- Provided by publisher.


Like light, like music / Lana K. W. Austin.

cover image"Emme McLean never imagined that in 1999 she would be living out the lyrics of the ancient murder ballads she grew up singing. But now she is back in Red River, Kentucky, using her skills as a journalist to prove her cousin did not kill her husband and to find out what is terrifying the town after many of its women went half-mad on the same night"--Provided by publisher.


Heart of summer / Felicity Hayes-McCoy..

cover image"It's summer in Finfarran on the west coast of Ireland. Librarian Hanna Casey is looking forward to al fresco lunches with friends, and balmy evenings with her boyfriend Brian in their stunning new home in the beautiful Hag's Glen. With family drama and a painful divorce behind her, Hanna is browsing romantic holiday brochures and making plans with Brian for the future. Then, unexpectedly, Brian's adult son moves in with them, and Hanna re-encounters Amy, one of three girls with whom she shared a London flat in her twenties. And all of a sudden, Hanna begins to question her apparently perfect life. When Amy suggests a visit to London's bright lights and a flatmates' reunion, Hanna accepts. But, while it might be a short hop to England, somehow she feels like she's leaving Brian too far behind. And when Hanna is given a new opportunity, the chance to be more than a local librarian who's settled back into the little rural community where she grew up, she realises she has tough choices to face..."--Publisher.


The Book Club / Mary Alice Monroe.

cover imageFor five women whose lives are in transition, their regular book club meeting provides them a place of comfort, support, and sanctuary.


To cook a bear / Mikael Niemi ; translated from the Swedish by Deborah Bragan-Turner.

cover image"To Cook a Bear is a fantastic tale set in the far north of Sweden in 1852. It follows a runaway Sami boy and his mentor, the revivalist preacher Laestadius, as they investigate a murder in their village along with the mysteries of life"-- Provided by publisher.


Pickard County atlas / Chris Harding Thornton.

cover image"Small town secrets loom large in this spellbinding rural noir, Chris Harding Thornton's debut, about the aftershocks of crime and trauma that shake a Nebraskan town"-- Provided by publisher.


Pretty little wife : a novel / Darby Kane.

cover imageLila Ridgefield lives in an idyllic college town, but not everything is what it seems. Lila isn't what she seems. A student vanished months ago. Now, Lila's husband, Aaron, is also missing. At first these cases are treated as horrible coincidences until it's discovered the student is really the third of three unexplained disappearances over the last few years. The police are desperate to find the connection, if there even is one. Little do they know they might be stumbling over only part of the truth. With the small town in an uproar, everyone is worried about the whereabouts of their beloved high school teacher. Everyone except Lila, his wife. She's definitely confused about her missing husband but only because she was the last person to see his body, and now it's gone.


The Chanel sisters : a novel / Judithe Little.

cover imageRaised by pious nuns, Antoinette, the younger sister of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, escapes to Paris, where her shared effort to launch a fashion brand is challenged by discriminating conventions and the horrors of World War I.


Censorettes : a novel / by Elizabeth Bales Frank

cover image1941. Lucy Barrett is a Censorette, part of a branch of British Intelligence stationed on the island to inspect mail between North America and European nations at war. Determined to contribute in a more substantial way, Lucy uses her Cambridge education and love of Shakespeare to detect a Nazi spy ring operating out of Brooklyn. Just as she is promoted to a dangerous job overseas, her good friend is murdered. Should she embrace her new assignment, or seek justice for her friend?


At the edge of the Haight / by Katherine Seligman.

cover image"Maddy Donaldo, homeless at twenty, has made a family of sorts in the dangerous spaces of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. She knows whom to trust, where to eat, when to move locations, and how to take care of her dog. It's the only home she has. When she unwittingly witnesses the murder of a young homeless boy and is seen by the perpetrator, her relatively stable life is upended. Suddenly, everyone from the police to the dead boys' parents want to talk to Maddy about what she saw. As adults pressure her to give up her secrets and reunite with her own family before she meets a similar fate, Maddy must decide whether she wants to stay lost or be found."--Provided by publisher.


The perfect guests / Emma Rous.

cover image"1980: Beth Soames is fourteen years old when a kind couple finds her playing the violin at her orphanage's yearly fund-raiser. The Averills take her home with them to Raven Hall, a rambling manor on the Norfolk coast. There she runs wild with their daughter, Nina, and they become fast friends. At times, Beth even dreams she's truly part of the family...until she's asked to take part in what seems like a harmless game--and nothing is ever the same. Present day: Sadie Langton is an actress struggling to make ends meet when she lands a well-paying gig attending a weekend party. Her anonymous employer sends her a suitcase of clothing, a dossier of the role she is to play, and instructions--it's strange, but she needs the money, and when she sees the stunning manor she'll be staying at she can't resist the chance. In person, Raven Hall is even grander than she'd imagined--even with the damage from a fire decades before--but the walls seem to have eyes. As day turns to night, there is something off about the glamorous guests who arrive, and as the game she is meant to be leading begins, it becomes chillingly apparent their unseen host has plans for all of them...including her"-- Provided by publisher.


Look homeward, angel : a story of the buried life / Thomas Wolfe ; with an introduction by Robert Morgan and an introduction by Maxwell E. Perkins.

cover imageA coming-of-age story about Eugene Gant, a restless and energetic character whose passion to experience life takes him from his small, rural hometown in North Carolina to Harvard University and the city of Boston.


Life among the terranauts / Caitlin Horrocks.

cover imageA story collection that moves between the real and the surreal features tales of the residents of a Midwestern town who decide to hibernate through the bitter winters, and six people who move into an experimental biodome for two years for a chance at a million dollars.


The liar's dictionary : a novel / Eley Williams.

cover image"Peter Winceworth, a disaffected Victorian lexicographer, inserts false entries into a dictionary - violating and subverting the dictionary's authority - in an attempt to assert some sense of individual purpose and artistic freedom. In the present day, Mallory, a young overworked and underpaid intern employed by the dictionary's publishing house, is tasked with uncovering these entries before the work is digitised. As the novel progresses and their narratives combine, as Winceworth imagines who will find his fictional words in an unknown future and Mallory discovers more about the anonymous lexicographer's life through the clues left in his fictitious entries, both discover how they might negotiate the complexities of an absurd, relentless, untrustworthy, hoax-strewn, undefinable life.Braiding together contemporary and historical narratives, the novel explores themes of trust, agency and creativity, celebrating the rigidity, fragility and absurdity of language."--Provided by publisher.


The fortunate ones / a novel by Ed Tarkington.

cover image"When young Charlie Boykin gains entry into the wealthy society of the most exclusive part of Nashville, he falls under its spell. But he soon learns what he'd have to give up in return in this novel that asks why we envy and worship a class of people that so often exhibits the worst excesses"--Provided by publisher.


The captive : a novel / Fiona King Foster.

cover image"A rural noir about a woman on a pulse-pounding expedition to deliver a fugitive--and forced to confront her own past on the journey"-- Provided by publisher.


The Arctic fury : a novel / Greer Macallister.

cover image"1855: Virginia Reeve is summoned by an eccentric Brit with a compelling offer. Lady Jane Franklin wants her to lead a dozen women into the Arctic in search of the ships of her husband's lost expedition, and she's willing to pay handsomely. All four search attempts Lady Franklin has sponsored have failed. She has decided only a radical new approach can succeed: let women make the decisions. Lady Franklin will disavow all knowledge of the expedition if it fails, but if it succeeds, she promises great rewards .A year later, Virginia stands trial for murder. Survivors of the expedition willing to publicly support her sit in the front row. There are only six left."--Provided by publisher.


The sea gate / Jane Johnson.

cover image"One house, two women, a lifetime of secrets... Following the death of her mother, Becky begins the sad task of sorting through her empty flat. Starting with the letters piling up on the doormat, she finds an envelope post-marked from Cornwall. In it is a letter that will change her life forever. A desperate plea from her mother's elderly cousin, Olivia, to help save her beloved home. Becky arrives at Chynalls to find the beautiful old house crumbling into the ground, and Olivia stuck in hospital with no hope of being discharged until her home is made habitable. Though daunted by the enormity of the task, Becky sets to work. But as she peels back the layers of paint, plaster and grime, she uncovers secrets buried for more than seventy years. Secrets from a time when Olivia was young, the Second World War was raging, and danger and romance lurked round every corner... The Sea Gate is a sweeping, spellbinding novel about the lives of two very different women, and the secrets that bind them together."--Publisher's description.


Nick / Michael Farris Smith.

cover image"Before Nick Carraway moved to West Egg and into Gatsby's periphery, he was in the trenches and tunnels of World War I. Floundering in the wake of the destruction he witnessed, Nick delays his return home, hoping to escape the questions he cannot answer about the horrors of war. He embarks on a redemptive transcontinental journey that takes him from a doomed, whirlwind romance in Paris to the debauchery and violence of New Orleans."--Publisher.


Better luck next time : a novel / Julia Claiborne Johnson.

cover image1938. Women seeking a quick, no-questions split from their husbands head to the 'divorce capital of the world,' Reno, Nevada. The catch: they have to wait six-weeks to become 'residents.' At the Flying Leap, a dude ranch that caters to their every need, Ward earns an honest living as a ranch hand at the Flying Leap. Two new guests are about to upend everything he thinks he knows: Nina, a St Louis heiress and amateur pilot back for her third divorce, and Emily, whose bravest moment in life was leaving her cheating husband back in San Francisco and driving herself to Reno. -- adapted from jacket


The book of lost names : a novel / Kristin Harmel.

cover image"Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books one morning when her eyes lock on a photograph in a magazine lying open nearby. She freezes; it's an image of a book she hasn't seen in sixty-five years--a book she recognizes as The Book of Lost Names. The accompanying article discusses the looting of libraries by the Nazis across Europe during World War II--an experience Eva remembers well--and the search to reunite people with the texts taken from them so long ago. The book in the photograph, an eighteenth-century religious text thought to have been taken from France in the waning days of the war, is one of the most fascinating cases. Now housed in Berlin's Zentral- und Landesbibliothek library, it appears to contain some sort of code, but researchers don't know where it came from--or what the code means. Only Eva holds the answer--but will she have the strength to revisit old memories and help reunite those lost during the war? As a graduate student in 1942, Eva was forced to flee Paris after the arrest of her father, a Polish Jew. Finding refuge in a small mountain town in the Free Zone, she begins forging identity documents for Jewish children fleeing to neutral Switzerland. But erasing people comes with a price, and along with a mysterious, handsome forger named Rémy, Eva decides she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are too young to remember who they really are. The records they keep in The Book of Lost Names will become even more vital when the resistance cell they work for is betrayed and Rémy disappears."-- Publisher.


The London restoration : a novel / Rachel McMillan.

cover image"London, Fall 1945. Architectural historian Diana Somerville's experience as a codebreaker at Bletchley Park and her knowledge of London's churches intersect in MI6's pursuit of a Russian agent named Eternity. Diana wants nothing more than to begin again with her husband Brent after their separation during the war, but her signing of the Official Secrets Act keeps him at a distance. Brent Somerville, professor of theology at King's College, hopes aiding his wife with her church consultations will help him better understand why she disappeared when he needed her most. But he must find a way to reconcile his traumatic experiences as a stretcher bearer on the European front with her obvious lies about her wartime activities and whereabouts."--Provided by publisher.


The push : a novel / Ashley Audrain.

cover image"A tense, page-turning psychological drama about the making and breaking of a family, about a woman whose experience of motherhood is nothing at all what she hoped for--and everything she feared. Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting, supportive mother to her new baby Violet that she herself never had. But in the thick of motherhood's exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her daughter--Violet rejects her mother, screams uncontrollably, and becomes a disturbing, disruptive presence at her preschool. Or is it all in Blythe's head? Her husband, Fox, says she's imagining things. What he sees is an overwhelmed wife who can't cope with the day-to-day grind. The more Fox dismisses her fears, the more Blythe begins to question her own sanity, and the more we begin to question what Blythe is telling us about her life as well. Then their son Sam is born--and with him, Blythe has the natural, blissful connection she'd always imagined with her child. Even Violet seems to love her little brother. But when life as they know it is changed in an instant, the devastating fall-out forces Blythe to face the truth. Here, we see the making and breaking of a family in crystalline detail, and what it feels like when women are not believed. The Push is a tour de force you will read in a sitting, an utterly immersive pageturner that will challenge everything you think you know about motherhood, about our children, and about what happens behind the doors of even the most perfect-looking families. . "-- Provided by publisher.


American traitor / Brad Taylor.

cover image"Pike Logan must pull two major world powers back from the brink of war in the latest pulse-pounding thriller from New York Times bestselling author and former Special Forces officer Brad Taylor"-- Provided by publisher.


Outlawed : a novel / Anna North.

cover image"The Crucible meets True Grit in this riveting adventure story of a fugitive girl, a mysterious gang of robbers, and their dangerous mission to transform the Wild West. In the year of our Lord 1894, I became an outlaw. The day of her wedding, 17 year old Ada's life looks good; she loves her husband, and she loves working as an apprentice to her mother, a respected midwife. But after a year of marriage and no pregnancy, in a town where barren women are routinely hanged as witches, her survival depends on leaving behind everything she knows. She joins up with the notorious Hole in the Wall Gang, a band of outlaws led by a preacher-turned-robber known to all as the Kid. Charismatic, grandiose, and mercurial, the Kid is determined to create a safe haven for outcast women. But to make this dream a reality, the Gang hatches a treacherous plan that may get them all killed. And Ada must decide whether she's willing to risk her life for the possibility of a new kind of future for them all. Featuring an irresistibly no-nonsense, courageous, and determined heroine, Outlawed dusts off the myth of the old West and reignites the glimmering promise of the frontier with an entirely new set of feminist stakes. Anna North has crafted a pulse-racing, page-turning saga about the search for hope in the wake of death, and for truth in a climate of small-mindedness and fear"-- Provided by publisher.


The green man / by Kingsley Amis ; introduction by Michael Dirda.

cover imageThe present-day owner of a medieval coaching inn is witness to the renascence of a seventeenth-century murder suspect.


Help the witch / Tom Cox.

cover imageA collection of folk ghost stories from the Sunday Times bestselling author Tom Cox.


Small game hunting at the local coward gun club / Megan Gail Coles.

cover image"February in Newfoundland is the longest month of the year. Another blizzard is threatening to tear a strip off downtown St. John's, while inside The Hazel restaurant a storm of sex, betrayal, addiction, and hurt is breaking. Iris, a young hostess from 'round the bay, is forced to pull a double despite resolving to avoid the charming chef and his wealthy restaurateur wife. Just tables over, Damian, a hungover and self-loathing server, is trying to navigate a potential punch-up with a pair of lit customers who remain oblivious to the rising temperature in the dining room. Olive, a young Indigenous woman far from home, watches it all unfurl from the fast and frozen street. It is through Olive, largely unnoticed by the others, that we glimpse the truth behind the scathing lies and unrelenting abuse, and it is her resilience that proves most enduring in the dead of this winter's tale. By turns biting, funny, poetic, and heartbreaking, Megan Coles' debut novel rips into the inner lives of a wicked cast of characters, building towards a climax that will shred perceptions and force a reckoning. This is blistering Newfoundland Gothic for the twenty-first century, a wholly original, bracing, and timely portrait of a place in the throes of enormous change, where two women confront the traumas of their past in an attempt to overcome the present and pick up the future."-- Provided by publisher.


A spy in the struggle / Aya De León.

cover image"Since childhood, Yolanda Vance has forged her desire to escape poverty into a laser-like focus that took her through prep school and Harvard Law. So when her prestigious New York law firm is raided by the FBI, Yolanda turns in her corrupt bosses to save her career--and goes to work for the Bureau. Soon she's sent undercover at Red, Black, and Green--an African-American extremist activist group back in her California college town. They claim a biotech corporation fueled by Pentagon funding is exploiting the neighborhood. But Yolanda is determined to put this assignment in her win column, head back to corporate law, and regain her comfortable life ... Until an unexpected romance opens her heart--and a suspicious death opens her eyes. Menacing dark money forces will do anything to bury Yolanda and the movement. Fueled by memories of who she once was--and what once really mattered most--how can she tell those who've come to trust her that she's been spying? As the stakes escalate, and one misstep could cost her life, Yolanda will have to choose between betraying the cause of her people or invoking the wrath of the country's most powerful law enforcement agency"-- Provided by publisher.


The last moon before home / Barbara J. Dzikowski.

cover imageOne man's descent into Alzheimer's, the profound and unexpected impact it has on his family, and the search for home, in all nuances of the word.


Anarchy of the mice / Jeff Bond.

cover imageHow far could society fall without data? Account balances, property lines, government ID records -- if it all vanished, if everyone's scorecard reset to zero, how might the world look? The Blind Mice are going to show us. Molly McGill is fighting it. Her teenage son has come downstairs in a T-shirt from these "hacktivists" dominating the news. Her daughter's bus is canceled -- too many stoplights out -- and school is in the opposite direction of the temp job she's supposed to be starting this morning. She is twice-divorced; her P.I. business, McGill Investigators, is on the rocks; what kind of life is this for a woman a mere twelve credit-hours shy of her PhD? Then the doorbell rings. It's Quaid Rafferty, the charming -- but disgraced -- former governor of Massachusetts, and his plainspoken partner, Durwood Oak Jones. The guys have an assignment for Molly. It sounds risky, but the pay sure beats switchboard work. They need her to infiltrate the Blind Mice. Danger, romance, intrigue, action for miles -- whatever you read, Anarchy of the Mice is coming for you


Suspicious minds / David Mark.

cover image"Liz Zahavi is desperate. Desperate for her controlling partner, Jay, to stay with her, to actually love her. Desperate to be well again, after a recent diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. Desperate to be understood. Private therapy seems like the answer to her prayers, but Liz doesn't even make it to her first appointment. Lost in a maze of country roads, she crashes her car, only to be rescued by a brooding local farmer ... who just keeps on rescuing her. Attractive and intense, Jude is a dream, and Liz doesn't want to wake up. But four years ago, Jude's perfect, pretty wife died alone in the woods near their house. And as Jude's past boils into the present, threatening to destroy their new happiness, Liz begins to wonder what exactly her new man is capable of ... and how far he's willing to go."--Publisher.


The taxidermist's lover / Polly Hall.

cover image"Caught up in a passionate love affair, Scarlett unravels her obsession with her lover's taxidermy. The delicate balance of loneliness and jealousy, entrapment and freedom that they so intimately share tips when her twin brother shows up."--Publisher's description.


The gift : a novel / by Cecelia Ahern.

cover imageIn this modern-day fable, workaholic executive Lou Steffen shows an uncharacteristic burst of generosity towards Gabe, a homeless man who always seems to be in two places at once. With Lou's personal and professional fates at important crossroads and Christmas looming, Gabe resorts to some unorthodox methods to show his stubborn patron what truly matters and how precious the gift of time is. But can Gabe help Lou fix what's broken before it's too late?


The lost get-back boogie : a novel / by James Lee Burke ; with a foreword by Christine Wiltz.

cover imageRecently paroled from prison for manslaughter, Korean War veteran Iry Paret settles in with fellow ex-convict Buddy Riordan and Riordan's family on a sprawling ranch in Montana. Iry becomes drawn into a tragic conflict involving Buddy, his wife, and their neighbors.


The mystery of Mrs. Christie : a novel / Marie Benedict.

cover image"December 1926: England unleashes the largest manhunt in its history. The object of the search is not an escaped convict or a war criminal, but the missing wife of a WWI hero, up-and-coming mystery author Agatha Christie. When her car is found wrecked, empty, and abandoned near a natural spring, the country is in a frenzy. Eleven days later, Agatha reappears, claiming amnesia. She provides no answers for her disappearance. That is...until she writes a very strange book about a missing woman, a murderous husband, and a plan to expose the truth. What role did her unfaithful husband play? And what was he not telling investigators? THE MYSTERY OF MRS. CHRISTIE explores one strong woman's successful endeavor to take her history into her own hands" --Provided by publisher.



She lies close / Sharon Doering.

cover image"Five-year-old Ava Boone has been missing for six months. There are have been no leads, no arrests, no witnesses. The only suspect was quiet, middle-aged Leland Ernest. And Grace Wright has just bought the house next door. Recently divorced, Grace uprooted her two small children to start again and hopes the move will reset her crippling insomnia. But now she understands the bargain-price for her beautiful new house. With whispered neighbourhood gossip and increasingly sleepless nights, Grace develops a fierce obsession with Leland and the safety of her children. Could she really be living next door to a child-kidnapper? A murderer? With reality and dream blurring more each day, Grace desperately pursues the truth - following Ava's family, demanding answers from the police - and then a body is discovered."--Amazon website


Memories in the drift : a novel / Melissa Payne.

cover image"Ten years ago, Claire Hines lost her unborn child--and her short-term memory--following a heartrending tragedy. With notebooks, calendars, to-do lists, fractured pieces of the past, and her father's support, Claire makes it through each day, hour by hour, with relative confidence. She also has a close-knit community of friends in the remote Alaskan town where she teaches guitar to the local children. It's there, in the reminders. As determined as Claire is to regain all that's disappeared, she'd prefer to live without some memories of her before life--especially those of her mother, Alice, who abandoned her, and Tate, the ex-boyfriend who broke her heart. But when Alice and Tate return from the past, there'll be so much more for Claire to relive. And to discover for the very first time. Through healing, forgiveness, and second chances, Claire may realize that what's most important might not be re-creating the person she was, but embracing the possibilities of being the person she is."--Page 4 of cover.


The Russian pink : a novel / Matthew Hart.

cover image"When "The Russian Pink"--a stunningly large rose-hued diamond--makes a surprise appearance around the neck of Honey Li, the wife of surging presidential candidate Harry Nash, Alex Turner, an investigator for the Treasury Department's diamond division and former C.I.A. agent, finds himself spiraling down a seemingly endless rabbit hole. A diamond like that always carries secrets, but the web of mystery behind "The Pink" is more complex than Alex could ever image. Starting with the trail of damage from botched sting operation, Alex wavers between legal and illegal tactics, friends, family, and foes to find out why a mysterious Russian double agent betrayed him and the diamond ended up on a potential path to the White House. For wherever the Russian Pink goes, secrecy, deception, and death surely follow"-- Provided by publisher.


Violent peace : the war with China: aftermath of Armageddon / David Poyer.

cover image"World War III is over... or is it? Superpowers race to fill the postwar power vacuum in this page-turning thriller, the next in the Dan Lenson series. In the next installment of David Poyer's critically-acclaimed series about war with China, mutual exhaustion after a massive nuclear exchange is giving way to a Violent Peace. While Admiral Dan Lenson motorcycles across a post-Armageddon US in search of his missing daughter, his wife Blair Titus lands in a spookily deserted, riot-torn Beijing to negotiate the reunification of Taiwan with the rest of China, and try to create a democratic government. But a CIA-sponsored Islamic insurgency in Xianjiang province is hurtling out of control. Andres Korzenowski, a young case officer, must decide whether ex-SEAL Master Chief Teddy Oberg-now the leader of a ruthless jihad-should be extracted, left in place, or terminated. Meanwhile, Captain Cheryl Staurulakis and USS Savo Island are recalled to sea, to forestall a Russian fleet intent on grabbing a resource-rich Manchuria. The violent and equivocal termination of the war between China and the Allies has brought not peace, but dangerous realignments in the endless game of great power chess. Will the end of one world war simply be the signal for the beginning of another?"-- Provided by publisher.


Aphasia / Mauro Javier Cárdenas.

cover image"Antonio works making spreadsheets for Bank of America, but not-so-secretly wants to be a great writer--or indeed to do anything that will help him avoid thinking about his sister, a paranoid schizophrenic on the run from the police. Antonio's attempts to write a novel become an ekphrastic performance of avoidance and evasion, darting between the past and the present to consider relationships erotic and familial, the worlds of architecture and literature, and how these languages might affect our lives."-- Provided by publisher.


Collision course / Matt Hilton.

cover imagePrivate investigator Tess Grey's latest case involves tracking down Hayley Cameron, a young girl who has fled after the revelation that she was adopted. Tess, aided by her fiancé Po Villere, traces Hayley to the apartment of Madison Toner - one of Hayley's college friends - in Bangor, Maine. Despite Tess's pleas, Hayley refuses to return to her adoptive mother. Both Tess and Po believe there's more to her running away than it seems, especially when they encounter Madison's father, who's been recently bloodied and beaten. Concerned for Hayley's well-being, they conduct a stake-out. When armed henchmen turn up to blackmail Madison and Hayley, Tess and Po feel duty bound to get involved. But what are the girls embroiled in? Who are after them and to what lengths will they go? Tess and Po don't know it yet, but events are about to grow deadly.


The rush's edge / Ginger Smith.

cover image"Halvor Cullen, a genetically-engineered and technology implanted ex-soldier, doesn't see himself as a hero. After getting out of the service, all he's interested in is chasing the adrenaline rush his body was designed to crave. Hal knows he won't live long anyway; vat soldiers like him are designed to die early or will be burnt out from relentlessly seeking the rush. His best friend and former CO, Tyce, is determined not to let that happen and distracts him by work salvaging crashed ships in the Edge. On a job, the crew finds a sphere that downloads an alien presence into their ship. Multiple clashes with the military force Hal and his crew to choose sides. The battle they fight will determine the fate of vats and natural-borns throughout the galaxy. Will they join the movement against the Coalition? What has invaded their ship's computer?"--Provided by publisher.


The escape / Lisa Harris.

cover image"A desperate murderer and a downed plane turn a routine prison transfer into a hunt through the rugged Pacific Northwest for US Marshals Madison James and Jonas Quinn."-- Provided by publisher.


Almanac of the dead : a novel / by Leslie Marmon Silko.

cover imageLeslie dramatizes the often desperate struggle of native peoples in the Americas to keep, at all costs, the core of their culture: their way of seeing, their way of believing, their way of being.


Prisoner of night / J. R. Ward.

cover image"When Ahmare's brother is abducted, there is nothing she won't do to get him back safely. She is unprepared, however, for the lengths she will have to go to save his life. Paired with a dangerous but enticing prisoner, she embarks on an odyssey into another world. Duran, betrayed by his father, imprisoned in a dungeon for decades, has survived only because of his thirst for vengeance. He has been biding his time to escape and is shocked to find an unlikely and temporary freedom in the form of a determined young female. Battling against deadly forces and facing unforeseen peril, the pair are in a race to save Ahmare's brother. As time runs out, and the unthinkable looms, even true love may not be enough to carry them through"--Back cover.


A time to remember / Rosamunde Pilcher.

cover imageThe empty house: At twenty-seven, Virginia has been through more than most people experience in a lifetime. When she and her two children travel to a seaside cottage for a much-needed break, she never expects to rediscover a true love from her past. Is this the second chance Virginia needs to finally find happiness?


The queen's gambit / Walter Tevis.

cover imageEight year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. By the age of sixteen, she's competing for the U.S. Open championship. But as Beth hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting.


The children of Red Peak / Craig DiLouie.

cover image"David Young, Deacon Price, and Beth Harris live with a dark secret. They grew up in an overbearing religious community on the isolated mountain Red Peak -- and they were a few of the only survivors of its horrific last days. Years later, the trauma of what they experienced never feels far behind. And when a fellow survivor commits suicide, they reunite to confront their past and share their stories. As long-repressed memories surface, they begin to recall different images of that final night. Images that raise questions with no easy, or even believable, answers. Together, they will return to Red Peak. But discovering the terrifying truth might make escaping a second time almost impossible."-- Provided by publisher.


Red hands / Christopher Golden.

cover image"When a mysterious and devastating bioweapon causes its victims to develop Red Hands, the touch of death, weird science expert Ben Walker is called to investigate. A car plows through the crowd at a July 4th parade. The driver climbs out, sick and stumbling, reaching out... and everyone he touches drops dead within seconds. Mae Sinclair watches in horror as people she loves begin to die and she knows she must take action. But in the aftermath of this terror, it's Mae Sinclair who possesses that killing touch. Fleeing into the mountains, Mae is struggling with her own grief, confusion, and the dawning realization that she will never be able to touch another human being again. "Weird s**t expert" Ben Walker is surprised to get a call from Alena Boudreau, director of the newly restructured Global Science Research Coalition. There's an upheaval in the organization and she needs to send someone she can trust to Jericho Falls. Whoever finds Mae Sinclair first will unravel the mystery of her death touch, and many are willing to kill her for that secret. Walker's assignment is to get her off the mountain alive. But as Mae searches for a safe hiding place, hunted and growing sicker by the moments, she begins to hear an insidious voice in her head, and the yearning, the need... the hunger to touch another human being continues to grow. When Walker and Mae meet at last, they will unravel a stunning legacy of death and betrayal, and a malignant secret as old as history"--Provided by publisher.


Open house : a novel / Katie Sise.

cover image"A missing young woman, ten years gone. A town still held in the grip of an unsolved mystery... A decade ago in upstate New York, art student Emma McCullough walked into the woods and was never seen again. It's a mystery that still haunts her bucolic university town and her broken family, especially her sister Haley, whose need for closure has become an obsession. But now, finally, the first piece of evidence in the vanishing has been found: Emma's bracelet, lodged in a frozen piece of earth at the bottom of a gorge. For Emma's three best college friends, for a beloved former teacher, and for Haley, the chilling trinket is more than a clue in a resurrected cold case. It's a trigger. Then a woman is attacked during an open house, and the connections between the two crimes, ten winters apart, begin to surface. So do the secrets that run as deep and dark as the currents in this quiet river town."--Provided by publisher.


The opium prince / Jasmine Aimaq.

cover image"Born to an American mother and a late Afghan war hero-turned-magnate, Daniel Sajadi has spent his life navigating a complex identity. After years in Los Angeles, he is returning home to Kabul for the first time as the head of a US foreign aid agency dedicated to staunching the growth of the poppy fields in Fever Valley that feed the world's opiate epidemic. But on the drive back to Kabul from an anniversary trip with his wife, Rebecca, Daniel hits and kills a young Kochi girl named Telaya. Nomad tribes are ignored in the eyes of the law, and Daniel is let off with a nominal fine due to a mysterious witness at the scene-a man named Taj Maleki, who turns out to be a prominent opium khan. Wracked with guilt and visions of Telaya, Daniel begins to unravel, running from his rapidly crumbling marriage and threats of blackmail and murder from the man who would do anything to save his poppy fields from eradication. In a powerful literary thriller debut that captures the tumultuous, sometimes violent trajectory of revolution, Jasmine Aimaq draws the often invisible lines between criminal empires and shifting political regimes"-- Provided by publisher.


How to fail at flirting / Denise Williams.

cover image"One daring to-do list and a crash course in flirtation turn a Type A overachiever's world upside down. When her flailing department lands on the university's chopping block, Professor Naya Turner's friends convince her to shed her frumpy cardigan for an evening on the town. For one night her focus will stray from her demanding job and she'll tackle a new kind of to-do list. When she meets a charming stranger in town on business, he presents the perfect opportunity to check off the items on her list. Let the guy buy her a drink. Check. Try something new. Check. A no-strings-attached hookup. Check ... almost. Jake makes her laugh and challenges Naya to rebuild her confidence, which was left toppled by her abusive ex-boyfriend. Soon she's flirting with the chance at a more serious romantic relationship--except nothing can be that easy. The complicated strings around her dating Jake might destroy her career. Naya has two options. She can protect her professional reputation and return to her old life or she can flirt with the unknown and stay with the person who makes her feel like she's finally living again."-- Provided by publisher.


Ordesa / Manuel Vilas ; translated by Andrea Rosenberg.

cover image"A man at a crossroads in the middle of his life returns to the small mountain town where he was born and where his parents have recently died. In the face of enormous personal tumult, he sits down to write. What follows is a dizzying, audacious chronicle of his childhood and an unsparing account of his life's trials, failures, and triumphs that becomes a moving look at what family gives and takes away"-- Provided by publisher.


In love with George Eliot : a novel / Kathy O'Shaughnessy.

cover image"Marian Evans is a scandalous figure, living in sin with a married man, George Henry Lewes. She has shocked polite society. In secret, though, she has begun writing fiction under the pseudonym George Eliot. As Adam Bede's fame grows, curiosity rises. Gradually it becomes apparent that the moral genius Eliot is none other than the disgraced woman. Now celebrity begins. The world falls in love with her. She is the wise and great writer, sent to guide people through the increasingly secular, rudderless century. Public opinion shifts. Her scandals, forgiven. But this idyll is not secure and cannot last. When Lewes dies, Evans finds herself in danger of shocking the world all over again. Meanwhile, in another century, two women compete to arrive at an interpretation of Eliot as writer and as woman"-- Provided by publisher.


Don't move / James S. Murray and Darren Wearmouth.

cover image"Megan hopes to mend the pieces of her broken spirit by attending a church group's annual camping trip. But the church group members make a catastrophic mistake, leaving them stranded in an untouched canyon in the forest. They soon realize the canyon is home to a terrifying prehistoric arachnid that patiently stalks its prey. Haunted by her tragic loss, Megan now faces her ultimate test of endurance. Can she outwit a bloodthirsty creature hellbent on ensuring that no one gets out of alive?"--Provided by publisher.


Once again : a novel / Catherine Wallace Hope.

cover image"Isolated in the aftermath of tragedy, Erin Fullarton has felt barely alive since the loss of her young daughter, Korrie. She tries to mark the milestones her therapist suggests - like today, the 500th day without Korri - but moving through grief is like swimming against a dark current.Her estranged husband, Zac, a brilliant astrophysicist, seems to be coping better. Lost in his work, he's perfecting his model of a stunning cosmological phenomenon, one he predicts will occur today - an event so rare, it keeps him from being able to acknowledge Erin's coinciding milestone. But when Erin receives a phone call from her daughter's school, the same call she received five hundred days earlier when Korrie was still alive, Erin realizes something is happening. Or happening again. Struggling to understand the sudden shifts in time, she pieces together that the phenomenon Zac is tracking may have presented her with the gift of a lifetime: the chance to save her daughter. Unable to reach Zac or convince the authorities of what is happening, Erin is forced to find the answer on her own, Erin must battle to keep the past from repeating - or risk losing her daughter for good."--Publisher description.


The chicken sisters / KJ Dell'Antonia.

cover image"Fannie Flagg meets Elin Hilderbrand in this deliciously charming debut novel about fried chicken, family feuds, and the foibles of the human heart"-- Provided by publisher.


Big girl, small town : a novel / Michelle Gallen.

cover image"Majella is happiest out of the spotlight, living a quiet life away from neighbors' stares and the gossips of the small town in Northern Ireland where she grew up during the Troubles. But underneath her seemingly predictable existence, she doesn't know where her father is, and every person in her town has been changed by the lingering divide between Protestants and Catholics. When Majella's grandmother dies, she comes to realize there may be more to life than the gossips of Aghybogey, the pub, and the chip shop. In fact, there just may be a whole big world outside her small town"-- Provided by publisher.


Black sun rising / Barry Gifford = La corazonada / Barry Gifford ; traducción de Laura Emilia Pacheco.

cover image"Based on historical events in 1851, this Western noir novella traces the struggle of the first integrated Native American tribe to establish themselves on the North American continent. After escaping the Oklahoma relocation camps they had been placed in following their forced evacuation from Florida, the Seminole Indians banded with fugitive slaves from the American South to fulfill the vision of their leader, Coyote, to establish their land in Mexico's Nacimiento. The Mexican government allowed them initially to settle in Mexico near the Texas-Mexico border, in exchange for guarding nearby villages from bands of raiding Comanches and Apaches. On the Texas side of the border, a romance begins between Teresa, daughter of former Texas Ranger and slavehunter Cass Dupuy, and Sunny, son of the great Seminole chief Osceola. Teresa's father, a violent man, has heard about the fugitive slaves settled on the other side of the border and plans to profit from them. As the story progresses, multiple actors come into play, forming alliances or declaring each other enemy, as the Seminoles struggle to fulfill captain Coyote's corazonada to find their own land. Black Sun Rising is a poetic story which brings to light a little-known but important chapter in American and Mexican history and will be simultaneously published in Mexico by Almadía. One of America's greatest novelists and a tireless innovator whose oeuvre spans fiction, autobiography, oral history, and short fiction, Barry Gifford is now venturing into the genre of Western, breaking new ground by infusing it with his signature noir style"-- Provided by publisher.


I'm staying here : a novel / Marco Balzano ; translated from the Italian by Jill Foulston.

cover image"A mother recounts her life story to her long-lost daughter in this sweeping historical novel about a community torn between Italian Fascism and German Nazism. In the small village of Curon in South Tyrol, seventeen-year-old Trina longs for a different life. She dedicates herself to becoming a teacher, but the year that she qualifies-1923-Mussolini's regime abolishes the use of German as a teaching language in the annexed Austrian territory. Defying their ruthless program of forced Italianization, Trina works for a clandestine network of schools in the valley, always with the risk of capture. In spite of this new climate of fear and uncertainty, she finds love and some measure of stability with Erich, an orphaned young man and her father's helper. Now married and a mother, Trina's life is again thrown into uncertainty when Hitler's Germany announces the "Great Option" in 1939, and communities in South Tyrol are invited to join the Reich and leave Italy. The town splits, and ever-increasing rifts form among its people. Those who choose to stay, like Trina and her family, are seen as traitors and spies; they can no longer leave the house without suffering abuse. Then one day Trina comes home and finds that her daughter is missing... Inspired by the striking image of the bell tower rising from Lake Resia, all that remains today of the village of Curon, Marco Balzano has written a poignant novel that beautifully interweaves great moments in history with the lives of everyday people."-- Provided by publisher.


When I was yours / Lizzie Page.

cover imageSet in the English countryside of 1939, seven-year-old Pearl Posner is evacuated to Vivienne's home for safety, and as World War II builds in Europe, Vivi and Pearl learn of a connection between them that in turn leads Vivienne to confront her relationship with her husband and long-lost sister.


Net Force : attack protocol : a novel / series created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik ; written by Jerome Preisler.

cover imageTracking a master hacker operating in the shadows of the Carpathians, an elite team of Net Force cybersecurity agents is betrayed by one of its own as part of a Dark Web plot to seize world power.


Don't look / Alexandra Ivy.

cover image"IF YOU'RE ON HIS LIST - A woman's naked body is discovered, cold and pale as the surrounding snow--except for the crimson scarf around her neck. The weeks that follow bring more victims and evidence of a terrifying pattern. The killer has a list. And every woman on it will get what she deserves. . . YOU'RE AS GOOD - Dr. Lynne Gale followed in her father's footsteps to become a vet in Pike, Wisconsin. For years, she's had little contact with Kir Jansen, son of the town's late sheriff. Suddenly he's back, insisting that Lynne's in danger. She can't believe anyone would target her, but someone is hunting the women of Pike, savoring every last moment. AS DEAD - Kir hoped that his father's frantic calls about a serial killer were just an old man's delusions. But the body count doesn't lie. In this quiet town, a monster stalks and kills. And soon, Lynne's will be the last name on his list . . ."--Provided by publisher.


Butterfly 3 / Ashley Antoinette.

cover image"The hardest thing Morgan Atkins has ever done is let go of love. After losing Messiah, she never thought she'd find someone who understood her again. Until she reunited with Ahmeek Harris and their friendship quickly transformed into something deeper, but there was one problem... she was engaged to a man she didn't love and he's holding a deadly secret over her head. If that wasn't enough, her long lost love Messiah returned to claim her as his own. Three men plus one woman equals inevitable heartbreak. Morgan wants to follow her heart and take the risk of a lifetime, but she risks destroying her family in the process. Will Morgan enter a loveless marriage? Or will Messiah and Ahmeek fix their brotherhood and work together to save the woman they both love?"--Page 4 of cover.


Call of vultures / Kate Kessler.

cover image"When two sisters go missing, it's Killiam Delaney who is hired to track them down. But finding them proves to be the simplest part of the job because the sisters are not missing at all. They've been indoctrinated by a high-profile cult. One that promises them fame and wealth. And one of the sisters never wants to leave, no matter how dangerous the enigmatic leader himself to be."--Publisher.


Seven crows / Kate Kessler.

cover image"Killian Delaney has a skewed moral compass, a high threshold for pain, and has just been released from prison to discover that someone has taken her niece. Killian does not hesitate. Loyalty is the most important thing in her life, and when she gets a call from her sister saying that her daughter is missing, Killian immediately begins hunting down the men responsible. She quickly discovers her niece was involved with a notorious biker gang who are engaged in everything from drugs to human trafficking. And to make it worse, the man who sent Killian to jail, the one she nearly beat to death, is at the center of it all. To save her niece, she'll need a plan. A smart, quick, and efficient one. Because she's going to do it right this time. She'll burn them to the ground."-- Provided by publisher.


Glimmer as you can : a novel / Danielle Martin.

cover image"1962. In the middle of Brooklyn Heights sits the Starlite: boutique dress shop by day, underground women's club by night. Started by the shop's proprietor after her marriage crumbled, Madeline's social club soon becomes a safe haven for women from all walks of life looking for a respite from their troubled relationships and professional frustrations. These after-hour soirées soon bring two very different women into Madeline's life - Elaine, a British ex-pat struggling to save her relationship, and Lisa, a young stewardess whose plans for the future are suddenly upended - irrevocably changing all three women's lives in ways no one could have predicted. But when Madeline's ne'er-do-well ex-husband shows up again, the luster of Starlite quickly dampens. As the sisterhood rallies around Madeline, tension begins to eat at the club. When an unspeakable tragedy befalls their sorority, one woman must decide whether to hide the truth from the group or jeopardize her own hopes and dreams."--Provided by publisher


Snake Island / Ben Hobson.

cover image" In an isolated town on the coast of southern Australia, Vernon Moore and his wife, Penelope, live in retirement, haunted by an unspeakable act of violence that sent their son, Caleb, to serve time in prison and has driven the couple apart. Ashamed, they refuse to talk about him or visit, but when a close friend warns Vernon that Caleb has been savagely beaten, he has no choice but to act to protect their only child. The perpetrator of the beating is a local thug from a crime family whose patriarch holds sway over the town, with the police in his pay. Everyone knows they trade in drugs. When Vernon maneuvers to negotiate a deal with the father, he makes a critical error. His mistake unleashes a cycle of violence that escalates to engulf the whole town, taking lives with it, revealing what has been hiding in plain sight in this picturesque rural community and threatening to overtake his son."--Amazon.


Crosshairs : a novel / Catherine Hernandez.

cover image"In this captivating dystopian novel, a larger-than-life drag queen and her allies join forces to rise up when a post-Trump regime rounds those deemed "Other" into concentration camps"-- Provided by publisher.


Bright and dangerous objects / Anneliese Mackintosh.

cover image"Commercial deep-sea diver Solvig has a secret. She wants to be one of the first human beings to colonize Mars, and she's one of a hundred people shortlisted by the Mars Project to do just that. But to fulfill her ambition, she'll have to leave behind everything she's ever known--for the rest of her life. As the prospect of heading to space becomes more real, thirty-seven-year-old Solvig is forced to define who she really is. Will she come clean to James, her partner, about her plans? Or will she turn her back on the project, and commit to her life on Earth? Maybe even try for a baby, like James is hoping? Is there any way she can start a family and go to Mars? Does she even want both things? Intimate and captivating, Bright and Dangerous Objects explores the space between ambition and obligation, grappling with questions women have faced for centuries while investigating a future that humanity is only beginning to think about. In frank, honest, and moving prose, author Anneliese Mackintosh moves from sea to sky, head to heart, and present to future, asking all the while what it means when our wildest dreams begin to come true"-- Provided by publisher.


Girls against God : a novel / Jenny Hval ; translated by Marjam Idriss.

cover image"Welcome to 1990s Norway. White picket fences run in neat rows and Christian conservatism runs deep. But as the Artist considers her work, things start stirring themselves up. In a corner of Oslo a coven of witches begin cooking up some curses. A time-travelling Edvard Munch arrives in town to join a death metal band, closely pursued by the teenaged subject of his painting Puberty, who has murder on her mind. Meanwhile, out deep in the forest, a group of school girls get very lost and things get very strange. And awful things happen in aspic."--Amazon.com.


The butterfly effect : a novel / Rachel Mans McKenny.

cover image"Is there such a thing as an anti-social butterfly? If there were, Greta Oto would know about it--and totally relate. An entomologist, Greta far prefers the company of bugs to humans, and that's okay, because people don't seem to like her all that much anyway, with the exception of her twin brother, Danny, though they've recently had a falling out. So when she lands a research gig in the rainforest, she leaves it all behind. But when Greta learns that Danny has suffered an aneurysm and is now hospitalized, she abandons her research and hurries home to the middle of nowhere America to be there for her brother. But there's only so much she can do, and unfortunately just like insects, humans don't stay cooped up in their hives either--they buzz about and... socialize. Coming home means confronting all that she left behind, including her lousy soon-to-be sister-in-law, her estranged mother, and her ex-boyfriend Brandon who has conveniently found a new non-lab-exclusive partner with shiny hair, perfect teeth, and can actually remember the names of the people she meets right away. Being that Brandon runs the only butterfly conservatory in town, and her dissertation is now in jeopardy, taking that job, being back home, it's all creating chaos of Greta's perfectly cataloged and compartmentalized world. But real life is messy, and Greta will have to ask herself if she has the courage to open up for the people she loves, and for those who want to love her"--Amazon.com.


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Strangers she knows / Christina Dodd.

cover imageI have three deadly problems:1. I've seriously offended a maniacal killer.2. I just had a bullet removed from my brain.3. My new daughter is growing up too fast--and she's in the line of fire. Living on an obscure, technology-free island off California means safety from the murderer who hunts Kellen Adams and her new family...or does it? Family time becomes terror-time, and at last, alone, Kellen faces a killer playing a cruel game. Only one can survive, and Kellen knows who must win...and who must die.


The prophets [large print] : a novel / Robert Jones, Jr.

cover image"A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence"-- Provided by publisher.


Forever by your side [large print] / Tracie Peterson.

cover image"Accompanied by her best friend, Thomas Lowell, Constance Browning returns from studying in the East to catalog the native peoples of Oregon - and to prove that her missionary parents aren't involved in a secret conspiracy to goad the oppressed tribes to war. As tensions rise amid shocking revelations, Constance may also have a revelation of the heart."--Publisher.


Growing old [large print]: notes on aging with something like grace / Elizabeth Marshall Thomas.

cover image"Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has spent a lifetime observing the natural world, chronicling the customs of pre-contact hunter-gatherers and the secret lives of deer and dogs. In this book, the capstone of her long career, Thomas, now eighty-eight, turns her keen eye to her own life. The result is an account of growing old that is at once funny and charming and intimate and profound, both a memoir and a life-affirming map all of us may follow to embrace our later years with grace and dignity. A charmingly intimate account and a broad look at the social and historical traditions related to aging, Growing Old explores a wide range of issues connected with growing older, from stereotypes of the elderly as burdensome to the methods of burial humans have used throughout history to how to deal with a concerned neighbor who assumes you're buying cat food to eat for dinner."--Provided by publisher.


Dark song [large print] / Christine Feehan.

cover image"Stolen from her home at a young age and tormented for centuries, Elisabeta Trigovise is scared to show herself to anyone. Even though she has been rescued and is now safe within the Carpathian compound, she has lived in fear for so long she has no idea how to survive without it. She wants to answer the siren call of her lifemate - but the very thought terrifies her. Before he found Elisabeta, Ferro Arany was an ancient warrior without emotion. Now that his senses have come alive, he knows it will take more than kind words and soft touches to convince the fractured woman that they are partners, not master and prisoner. For now, he will give her his strength until she finds hers, allowing the steady rhythm of his heart to soothe Elisabeta's fragile soul. But even as she learns to stand on her own, the vampire who kept her captive is desperate to claim her again, threatening the song Elisabeta and Ferro are writing together."--Publisher description.


The mockingbird's song [large print] / Wanda E. Brunstetter.

cover image"Sylvia has been nearly paralyzed with grief and anxiety since the tragic death of her husband, father, and brother in a traffic accident. She tries to help in the family's greenhouse while caring for her two children, but she prefers not to have to deal with customers. Her mother's own grief causes her to hover over her children and grandchildren, and Sylvia seeks a diversion. She takes up birdwatching and soon meets an Amish man who teaches her about local birds. But Sylvia's mother doesn't trust Dennis Weaver, and as the relationship sours, mysterious attacks on the greenhouse start up again." -- Back cover


The secrets of bones [large print] / Kylie Logan.

cover image"Assembly Day at St. Catherine's dawns bright and cloudless as professional woman gather from all around Ohio to talk to the schoolgirls about their careers ranging from medicine, to NASA, to yoga. Jazz Ramsey has also signed up to give the girls a taste of her lifelong passion: cadaver dog training. Her adorable new puppy Wally hasn't been certified yet, so she borrows the fully-trained Gus from a friend and hides a few bones in the unused fourth floor of the school for him to find. The girls are impressed when Gus easily finds the first bone, but then Gus heads confidently to a part of the floor where Jazz is sure no bones are hidden--at least not any that she's put there. But Gus is a professional, and sure enough, behind a door that no one has opened in ages, is a human skeleton. Jazz recognizes the necklace the skeleton is wearing, and that it belonged to Bernadette Quinn, an ex-teacher at the school who'd quit her job abruptly one Christmas break. But now it seems Bernadette never left the school at all, and her hiding place makes it clear: this was murder. Bernadette in life had been a difficult personality, and so there are a plethora of suspects inside the school and out of it. As Jazz gets closer to the truth she can't help but wonder if someone might be dogging her footsteps.."-- Provided by publisher.


Always the last to know [large print] / Kristan Higgins.

cover image"The Frosts are a typical American family. Barb and John, married almost fifty years, are testy and bored with each other . . . who could blame them after all this time? At least they have their daughters -- Barb's favorite, the perfect, brilliant Juliet; and John's darling, the free-spirited Sadie. The girls themselves couldn't be more different, but at least they got along, more or less. It was fine. It was enough. Until the day John had a stroke, and their house of cards came tumbling down. Now Sadie has to put her career as a teacher and struggling artist in New York on hold to come back and care for her beloved dad -- and face the love of her life, whose heart she broke, and who broke hers. Now Juliet has to wonder if people will notice that despite her perfect career as a successful architect, her perfect marriage to a charming Brit, and her two perfect daughters, she's spending an increasing amount of time in the closet having panic attacks. And now Barb and John will finally have to face what's been going on in their marriage all along."-- Provided by publisher.


A blessing to cherish [large print] / by Lauraine Snelling.

cover imageEnjoying the support and friendship from the Blessing, North Dakota community, Ingeborg Borklund feels content and grateful for all she's been given as she tries to help her recently-widowed stepson deal with his grief and raise his two children.


Set the stars alight [large print] / Amanda Dykes.

cover imageReeling from her parents' deaths, Lucy Claremont discovers an artifact in their London flat, leading her to a seaside estate. Aided by her childhood friend Dashel, a forensic astronomer, they start to unravel a history of heartbreak, sacrifice, and love begun 200 years prior-one that may heal them both.


Acceptable risk [large print] / Lynette Eason.

cover image"Barely back home after being held hostage overseas, journalist Sarah Denning digs for the truth behind her brother's death with the help of former Army Ranger Gavin Black. As her enemies seek to silence her, Sarah and Gavin race to peel back layers of lies so the truth can finally be revealed." --Provided by publisher.


The tenant [large print] : a novel / Katrine Engberg ; translated by Tara Chace.

cover image"When a young woman is discovered brutally murdered in her own apartment, with an intricate pattern of lines carved into her face, Copenhagen police detectives Jeppe Korner and Anette Werner are assigned to the case. In short order, they establish a link between the victim, Julie Stender, and her landlady, Esther de Laurenti, who's a bit too fond of drink and the host of raucous dinner parties with her artist friends. Esther also turns out to be a budding novelist--and when Julie turns up as a murder victim in the still-unfinished mystery she's writing, the link between fiction and real life grows both more urgent and more dangerous. But Esther's role in this twisted scenario is not quite as clear as it first seems. Is she the culprit--or just another victim, trapped in a twisted game of vengeance? Anette and Jeppe must dig more deeply into the two women's pasts to discover the identity of the brutal puppet-master pulling the strings in this electrifying literary thriller. Hailed as "inconceivably thrilling" (Fyens Stiftstidende, Denmark), The Tenant is a work of stunning originality that will keep readers on the edge of their seats"-- Provided by publisher.


The Crystal Cave trilogy [large print] / Susan Wittig Albert.

cover imageRuby Wilcox tries to downplay her psychic gift. She runs her New Age shop, the Crystal Cave, in Pecan Springs, Texas; runs a booth at the annual Mystic Creek Harvest Festival; and participates in the town's holiday weekends with her friend, China Bayles. But sometimes her plans are interrupted-- and her psychic abilities put to the test-- in ways she could never have predicted. -- adapted from back cover


The falcon always wings twice [large print] / Donna Andrews.

cover image"When Meg's grandmother Cordelia hosts a Renaissance Faire at her craft center, the whole family is put to work: Meg handles the blacksmithing, Michael and the boys will be performing, and no one misses the opportunity to dress up in full regalia. More exciting to Grandfather is the pair of rare falcons he discovers breeding at the fairgrounds. Concerned for their well-being amid all the activity, he appoints himself their protector. When one of the actors performing at the fair is found dead--an actor suspected of mistreating one of the falcons, among other sins--Grandfather is a prime suspect."--Provided by publisher.


Antiques fire sale [large print] / Barbara Allan.

cover image"That local theater diva of a certain age, Vivian Borne--a.k.a. Brandy's mother--is sheriff of Serenity County now, but still hot on the trail of precious antiques. On a tour of the historic Wentworth Mansion, the two dedicated dealers are aglow at the treasure trove of priceless objects...never dreaming everything will turn to ashes, hours later. A charred corpse in the ruins is identified as the mansion's caretaker, a one-time flame of Vivian's. But Tony Cassato--Brandy's beau and Serenity's Chief of Police--throws cold water on Sheriff Vivian's suspicions of murder. Then Brandy spots a certain familiar item for sale on the internet, and Mother suspects the fire was just a smoke screen. When their doggie detective, Sushi the Shih Tzu, sniffs out a second body in the woods, Mother and Brandy turn up the heat on a homicidal torcher. Because any killer who takes on the Borne girls is playing with fire"-- Provided by publisher.


Recipe for a perfect wife [large print] / Karma Brown.

cover image"When Alice Hale leaves a career in publicity to become a writer and follows her husband to the New York suburbs, she is unaccustomed to filling her days alone in a big, empty house. But when she finds a vintage cookbook buried in a box in the old home's basement, she becomes captivated by the cookbook's previous owner--1950s housewife Nellie Murdoch. As Alice cooks her way through the past, she realizes that within the cookbook's pages Nellie left clues about her life--including a mysterious series of unsent letters penned to her mother. Soon Alice learns that while baked Alaska and meatloaf five ways may seem harmless, Nellie's secrets may have been anything but. When Alice uncovers a more sinister--even dangerous--side to Nellie's marriage, and has become increasingly dissatisfied with the mounting pressures in her own relationship, she begins to take control of her life and protect herself with a few secrets of her own."-- Provided by publisher.


Tucker [large print] / Emily March.

cover imageGillian Thacker owns a bridal shop in Redemption Texas. She is planning her own wedding, but has doubts about her fiancé. Tucker McBride is a U.S. Army Ranger looking to start a new life after the Army. When Tucker opens a wilderness skills training school next to Gillian's bridal shop, their romantic relationship begins.


Once dishonored [large print] / Mary Jo Putney.

cover imageA man who has lost his honor has nothing ... London, 1816. As a Royal Navy officer, Lucas Mandeville, Lord Foxton, has fought his share of battles on the high seas, followed by long years of imprisonment. But on this night, he'd rather be on the burning deck of a ship than in a ballroom, where it is just a matter of time before someone challenges him because of what happened on the Continent. A woman who has lost her reputation is nothing ... When dark-haired beauty Kendra Douglas arrives, a whisper of scandal ripples through the ton. The disgraced divorcee's entrance is an act of daring. Which is exactly why Lucas asks her to dance ... A couple who stands together has everything ... Unexpectedly, Lucas offers Kendra his aid in finding the evidence to regain her good name - and her beloved young son. Together they investigate the wicked conspiracy that destroyed her life, and in the midst of danger, find a deep love that will redeem them both - if only they can live long enough to build a future together.


Muskrat Hill [large print] / Easy Jackson.

cover image"Stranded in a tiny Texas hotel, Giselle Thibodeaux sees Kit Robertson, a fading country music star from her hometown. Overwhelmed with nostalgia, and hoping Kit might have answers to the secrets surrounding her parents, Giselle pretends to be a reporter seeking a story about his father, Pope Robertson, a one-time famous Texas Ranger. Although he doesn't recognize her, Kit is drawn to Giselle and opens up about the grisly murders that shook the small western town they grew up in. Kit tells the story of playing near the river, when he and his best friend, Whitey, stumble upon the body of a mutilated young woman. As they race back to town, they meet Asa Jenkins, the town's half-white, half-Comanche, marshal. Asa begs Kit's father, a former ranger, to help him solve the murder. Resentful that his father is so old, Kit nonetheless assists Pope and Asa as they struggle to uncover a killer who strikes again and again. Driven into a frenzy of fear, the townspeople lash out at every person they see as different. Pope must stand alone in defending Asa against a hysterical crowd gone mad with terror. Kit and Whitey look death in the face, striving to overcome the hardships life has dealt them. And in the end, Kit reveals to Giselle the heartbreaking truth of her birth"--"-- Provided by publisher.


The push [large print]/ Ashley Audrain.

cover imageBlythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting mother to her new baby Violet that she herself never had. But in the thick of motherhood's exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her daughter; she doesn't behave like most children do. Or is it all in Blythe's head? Her husband, Fox, says she's imagining things. The more Fox dismisses her fears, the more Blythe begins to question her own sanity and the more we begin to question what Blythe is telling us about her life as well. Then their son Sam is born; and with him, Blythe has the blissful connection she'd always imagined with her child. Even Violet seems to love her little brother. But when life as they know it is changed in an instant, the devastating fall-out forces Blythe to face the truth. The Push is a tour de force you will read in a sitting, an utterly immersive novel that will challenge everything you think you know about motherhood, about what we owe our children and what it feels like when women are not believed.


Tom and Huck's deathly river [large print] / by Tim Champlin.

cover image"The excitement continues for Tom, Huck, Becky, Jim, and twenty-first century time traveler Zane as they try to intercept a steamboat carrying stolen slaves to New Orleans"-- Provided by publisher.


The Badlands Trail [large print] : a Ralph Compton western / Lyle Brandt.

cover image"The drovers of Circle K ranch have to drive the herd of beautiful longhorn cattle five hundred miles northeast to Missouri if they hope to make it through the next year. Toby Bishop, a jack-of-all-trades and drifter, must work with the mixed group of drovers, whether they're white, black, Hispanic, lifelong cowboys, drifters, or shamed preachers. On the trail, drovers must set aside their differences in favor of a common goal. As they go north, Bishop finds himself tested: physically by the rigors of the trail, and mentally by the grim memories evoked by the violence necessary to protect the herd. But if they are to make it all the way to St. Louis, he'll have to call on every skill and ounce of knowledge he's acquired in his checkered and violent past to overcome the unexpected obstacles threatening the drive." -- Publisher.


Big Jake's last drive [large print] : a Ralph Compton western / by Robert J. Randisi

cover image"Big Jake Motley had owned the Big M spread in Texas for over 25 years. In that time, he had driven thousands of head of cattle to market in Kansas. Now, while both the nineteenth century and the era of the trail drive were coming to an end, Big Jake is determined to make one last drive to Kansas City. The only thing is, he doesn't have the cowhands to move that much beef. He drafts his old friend, Chance McCandless, into service, and the two aging cowboys put together a crew. The trail to Kansas is fraught with dangers, and when Chance is killed by rustlers, Big Jake has one more task before him--extract vengeance for his old friend."--Back Cover


They came to kill [large print] / William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone.

cover image"There are some things in this world that can't be stopped. Like progress, a moving train, and the American Dream. When the bigwigs in Washington decide to build a transcontinental railroad to the West Coast, they need a man who's just as unstoppable to clear a path through Mexican territory. That man is Jamie MacCallister. Jamie knows it's a tough job. The territory is overrun with Apaches. The Apaches are gunning for a fight. And the first patrol sent in by the President has already been ambushed, kidnapped, and most likely killed.Jamie knows he can't take on the whole Apache nation by himself. He needs help. He needs back-up. He needs a non-stop force of mountain-man fury who goes by the name of Preacher . . "-- Provided by publisher.


Fool me twice [large print] / Jeff Lindsay.

cover imageStealing a Faberge egg. Surviving a double cross. And pulling off the most incredible robbery ever, for the world's most demanding, and dangerous collector. This will be the challenge of thief extraordinaire Riley Wolfe's life.


Dark tides [large print] / Philippa Gregory.

cover imageMidsummer Eve 1670. Two unexpected visitors arrive at a shabby warehouse on the south side of the River Thames. The first is a wealthy man hoping to find the lover he deserted 21 years before. James Avery has everything to offer, including the favour of the newly restored King Charles II and he believes that the warehouse's poor owner Alinor has the one thing his money cannot buy - his son and heir. The second visitor is a beautiful widow from Venice in deepest mourning. She claims Alinor as her mother-in-law and has come to tell Alinor that her son Rob has drowned in the dark tides of the Venice lagoon. Alinor writes to her brother Ned, newly arrived in faraway New England and trying to make a life between the worlds of the English newcomers and the American Indians as they move toward inevitable war. Alinor tells him that she knows - without doubt - that her son is alive and the widow is an imposter. Set in the poverty and glamour of Restoration London, in the golden streets of Venice, and on the tensely contested frontier of early America, this is a novel of greed and desire: for love, for wealth, for a child, and for home.


Piece of my heart [large print] / Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke.

cover imageTelevision producer Laurie Moran and her fiancée, Alex Buckley, the former host of her investigative television show, are just days away from their midsummer wedding, when things take a dark turn. Alex's seven-year-old nephew, Johnny, vanishes from the beach. A search party begins and witnesses recall Johnny playing in the water and collecting shells behind the beach shack, but no one remembers seeing him after the morning. As the sun sets, Johnny's skim board washes up to shore and everyone realizes that he could be anywhere, even under water. A ticking clock, a sinister stalker and fresh romance combine in this exhilarating follow up to the bestselling You Don't Own Me - another riveting page-turner from the 'Queen of Suspense' Mary Higgins Clark and her dazzling partner-in-crime, Alafair Burke.


Wyoming true [large print] / Diana Palmer.

cover imageJake McGuire has worked hard to earn his success, with holdings that include ranches and a private jet. The only threat to his comfortable existence is the last woman he should ever want. He knows Ida Merridan by reputation only, but the stories he's heard are enough for him to keep her at arm's length, until the day fate puts her in his path under circumstances only the most heartless cowboy could ignore. Now, realizing the truth Ida's been keeping, he's powerless to give her up. Twice married and independently wealthy, Ida did nothing to deserve her bad reputation - except choose the wrong husbands. Live and learn in a small town, but after everything life has handed her, she's in no hurry to make any more mistakes or be anyone's object of pity. Being rescued by Jake throws a wrench into her plans for a solitary existence when one sizzling kiss leads to another, but her past is catching up with her, and there's only so much she can do when Jake is determined to prove there are still some heroes left in the West.


How to raise an elephant [large print] / Alexander McCall Smith.

cover imageAs the temperature rises in Gaborone, Precious Ramotswe, founder of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, wonders whether the heat could be the reason that business is particularly slow. But then a distant cousin of Mma Ramotswe's comes to the agency with a plea for help and the ladies decide to pursue the issue together. Armed with Mma Ramotswe's circumspection and Mma Makutsi's sharp eye, they proceed with confidence and open hearts. What, after all, could be more straightforward than a family matter? Meanwhile, their colleague Charlie is behaving oddly, borrowing Mma Ramotswe's van and returning it in an unusual condition. Digging a little deeper, the explanation is both strange and extraordinary, and takes Charlie, along with Mma Ramotswe's husband, Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, on a hair-raising night-time expedition. In the end, Precious is reminded of the need to view a picture from every angle, to accept the imperfections in people and situations and then find a solution - preferably over a delicious slice of her friend Mma Potokwani's fruit cake.



Marshmallow malice [large print] / Amanda Flower.

cover image"With Juliet Brody and Reverend Brook tying the knot in Ohio's Amish Country's most anticipated nuptials of the year, Bailey King is determined to do everything in her power to make the event a sweet success. Except midsummer heat waves and outdoor ceremonies don't mix, and an exasperated Bailey soon finds herself struggling to fulfill bridesmaid duties and keep her stunning marshmallow-frosted wedding cake from becoming a gooey disaster. Then much to everyone's shock, the entire ceremony crumbles when a guest drops dead, and the cause isn't sunstroke. Turns out, the uninvited victim came equipped with lots of dirt on the devout reverend's hidden past. As Reverend Brook tops the murder suspect list on what should have been the happiest day of his life, Bailey and her sheriff's deputy boyfriend vow to clear his name. Can the duo boil down a series of baffling clues before Juliet considers her marriage a bad mistake-or the killer whips up another deadly surprise?"--Provided by publisher.


Westward they rode [large print] / T.V. Olsen.

cover image"A collection of short stories. Convicts and cowboys, thieves and tin stars - the Old West was full of them, and the sun never set on a day when some hombre wasn't following a trail to danger or death. Into gunfights and range wars, fiery deserts and freezing mountains - anywhere six-shooters could blaze and life was worth less than a gut full of lead. For fame and freedom, revenge and riches - whatever reason a man needed to risk all he had to claim the wild frontier"--Provided by publisher.


Closer than she knows [large print] / Kelly Irvin.

cover image"Teagan O'Rourke has always loved murder mysteries. In her job as a court reporter, she has written official records for dozens of real-life murders. She's slapped evidence stickers on crime scene photos. She's listened to hours of chilling testimony. But she's never known the smell of death. And she never thought she might be a victim. . . Until now. A young police officer is murdered just inches away from her, and then a man calling himself a serial killer starts leaving Teagan notes, signing each with the name of a different murderer from her favorite mystery novels. Panicked, Teagan turns to her friend Max Kennedy. Max longs for more than friendship with Teagan, but he fears she'll never trust someone with a past like his. He wonders how much of God's "tough love" he can take before he gives up on love completely. And he wonders if he'll be able to keep Teagan alive long enough to find out. As Teagan, Max, and Teagan's police officer father race to track down the elusive killer, they each know they could be the next victim. Desperate to save those she loves, Teagan battles fears that once haunted her in childhood. Nothing seems to stop this obsessed murderer. No matter what she does, he seems to be getting closer . . ."-- Provided by publisher.


Summer at Lake Haven [large print] / RaeAnne Thayne.

cover image"Samantha Fremont has been struggling with the weight of her mother's expectations for years. But now that her mother has passed away, it's time for Sam to be bold and finally establish the fashion design business she's always dreamed of. And the perfect opportunity has fallen into her lap. Her friend's getting married and has asked Sam to create her wedding dress. It's an honor -- and something that could launch Sam's career . . . if only she could avoid the bride's infuriating brother, who's temporarily the boy next door. Ian Summerhill knows a sabbatical in Haven Point is exactly what he and his children need to recover from their mother's death. His romantic relationship with his ex-wife may have ended years ago, but caring for her throughout her illness broke his heart. All he wants is to watch his little sister walk down the aisle and to see his kids smile again. And somehow his lovely new neighbor is instrumental in both. But as their uneasy truce blossoms into a genuine friendship and eventually into something more, Ian has obligations in England he can't ignore -- and a secret that threatens the fragile trust he and Sam have built."-- Provided by publisher.


Better luck next time [large print] : a novel / Julia Claiborne Johnson.

cover imageIt's 1938 and women seeking a quick, no-questions split from their husbands head to the "divorce capital of the world," Reno, Nevada. There's one catch: they have to wait six-weeks to become "residents." Many of these wealthy, soon-to-be divorcees flock to the Flying Leap, a dude ranch that caters to their every need. Twenty-four-year-old Ward spent one year at Yale before his family lost everything in the Great Depression; now he's earning an honest living as a ranch hand at the Flying Leap. Admired for his dashing good looks--"Cary Grant in cowboy boots"--Ward thinks he's got the Flying Leap's clients all figured out. But two new guests are about to upend everything he thinks he knows: Nina, a St Louis heiress and amateur pilot back for her third divorce, and Emily, whose bravest moment in life was leaving her cheating husband back in San Francisco and driving herself to Reno. A novel about divorce, marriage, and everything that comes in between (money, class, ambition, and opportunity), Better Luck Next Time is a hilarious yet poignant examination of the ways friendship can save us, love can destroy us, and the family we create can be stronger than the family we come from.


The scorpion's tail [large print] : a Nora Kelly novel / Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child.

cover imageFBI agent Corrie Swanson and Santa Fe archaeologist Nora Kelly investige the mummified corpse of a long-dead victim who died in agony while holding a mysterious sixteenth-century gold cross.


Twenty [large print] / James Grippando.

cover imageA nightmarish shooting at their daughter's school finds Jack Swyteck and his law-enforcement officer wife, Andie, investigating a chief suspect's alleged ties to Al Qaeda amid growing anti-Muslim fervor.


American crisis [large print] / Andrew Cuomo.

cover imageGovernor Andrew Cuomo tells the riveting story of how he took charge in the fight against COVID-19 as New York became the epicenter of the pandemic, offering hard-won lessons in leadership and his vision for the path forward. When COVID-19 besieged the United States, New York State emerged as the global "ground zero" for a deadly contagion that threatened the lives and livelihoods of millions. Quickly, Governor Andrew Cuomo provided the leadership to address the threat, becoming the standard-bearer of the organized response the country desperately needed. With infection rates spiking and more people dying every day, the systems and functions necessary to combat the pandemic in New York--and America--did not exist. So Cuomo undertook the impossible. He unified people to rise to the challenge and was relentless in his pursuit of scientific facts and data. He quelled fear while implementing an extraordinary plan for flattening the curve of infection. He and his team worked day and night to protect the people of New York, despite roadblocks presented by a president incapable of leadership and addicted to transactional politics. Taking readers beyond the candid daily briefings that became must-see TV across the globe, and providing a dramatic, day-by-day account of the catastrophe as it unfolded, American Crisis presents the intimate and inspiring thoughts of a leader at an unprecedented historical moment. In his own voice, Andrew Cuomo chronicles the ingenuity and sacrifice required of so many to fight the pandemic, sharing the decision-making that shaped his policy as well as his frank accounting and assessment of his interactions with the federal government, the White House, and other state and local political and health officials. Real leadership, he shows, requires clear communication, compassion for others, and a commitment to truth-telling--no matter how frightening the facts may be. Including a game plan for what we as individuals--and as a nation--need to do to protect ourselves against this disaster and those to come, American Crisis is a remarkable portrait of selfless leadership and a gritty story of difficult choices that points the way to a safer future for all of us.


A Christmas resolution [large print] / Anne Perry.

cover image"Detective John Hooper, William Monk's right-hand man at the Thames River Police, has fallen in love with Celia, the cousin of the victim in their most recent murder case. Now Celia has discovered that the man her good friend plans to marry this Christmas is far from what he seems. His first marriage ended with his wife walking into the sea -- not of her own accord -- and Celia hopes Hooper can help show her friend the truth. But Celia herself has not always been truthful -- especially not in the murder trial following her cousin's death. How can she be believed now when she lied on the stand? With Christmas fast approaching and both Celia and her friend's lives on the line, Hooper must put his own moral code to the test "-- Provided by publisher.


Stamped [large print] : racism, antiracism, and you / written by Jason Reynolds ; adapted from Stamped from the beginning by and with an introduction from Ibram X. Kendi.

cover image"The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. Racist ideas are woven into the fabric of this country, and the first step to building an antiracist America is acknowledging America's racist past and present. This book takes you on that journey, showing how racist ideas started and were spread, and how they can be discredited"--Dust jacket flap.


The lost boys [large print] / Faye Kellerman.

cover imageDetectives Peter Decker and Tyler McAdams link two suspicious disappearances from an assisted living facility to the case of three missing campers, before the reappearance of a foster son's biological mother upends Decker's home life.


Something worth doing [large print]: a novel of an early suffragist / Jane Kirkpatrick.

cover image"In 1853, Abigail Scott was a nineteen-year-old school teacher in Oregon Territory when she married Ben Duniway. Marriage meant giving up on teaching, but Abigail always believed she was meant to be more than a good wife and mother. When Abigail becomes the primary breadwinner for her growing family, what she sees as a working woman appalls her -- and prompts her to devote her life to fighting for the rights of women, including the right to vote."-- Provided by publisher.


Home before dark [large print] / Riley Sager.

cover image"Bells that ring themselves. Record players that turn on an play music to empty rooms. Ghosts that can climb out of wardrobes... Maggie Holt doesn't believe in these things, even though they are the details of the story that made her family famous. Twenty-five years ago, she and her parents, Ewan and Jess, moved to Baneberry Hall, a rambling Victorian estate in the Vermont woods. They spent twenty days there before fleeing in the dead of night, an ordeal Ewan later recounted in a horror memoir, House of Horrors. His tale of ghostly happenings and encounters with the malevolent spirits became a worldwide phenomenon, rivaling The Amityville Horror in popularity - and skepticism. Maggie has lived her life in the shadow of her father's book, so when she inherits Baneberry Hall after his death, she returns to renovate the house to prepare it for sale. However, her homecoming is anything but warm. People from the past, chronicled in the House of Horrors, lurk in the shadows. And locals aren't thrilled that their small town has been made infamous thanks to Maggie's father. Even more unnerving is Baneberry Hall itself--a place filled with relics from another era that hint at a history of dark deeds. As Maggie experiences strange occurrences straight out of Ewan's book, she starts to wonder if what he wrote was more fact than fiction. Alternating between Maggie's uneasy homecoming and chapters from her father's book, this is the story of a house with long-buried secrets and a woman's quest to uncover them--even if the truth is far more terrifying than any haunting"-- Provided by publisher.


When time stopped [large print] : a memoir of my father's war and what remains / by Ariana Neumann.

cover image"In 1941, the first Neumann family member was taken by the Nazis, arrested in German-occupied Czechoslovakia for bathing in a stretch of river forbidden to Jews. He was transported to Auschwitz. Eighteen days later his prisoner number was entered into the morgue book. Of thirty-four Neumann family members, twenty-five were murdered by the Nazis. One of the survivors was Hans Neumann, who, to escape the German death net, traveled to Berlin and hid in plain sight under the Gestapo's eyes. What Hans experienced was so unspeakable that, when he built an industrial empire in Venezuela, he couldn't bring himself to talk about it. All his daughter Ariana knew was that something terrible had happened. When Hans died, he left Ariana a small box filled with letters, diary entries, and other memorabilia. Ten years later Ariana finally summoned the courage to have the letters translated, and she began reading. What she discovered launched her on a worldwide search that would deliver indelible portraits of a family loving, finding meaning, and trying to survive amid the worst that can be imagined. When Time Stopped is an unputdownable detective story and an epic family memoir, spanning nearly ninety years and crossing oceans. Neumann brings each relative to vivid life. In uncovering her father's story after all these years, she discovers nuance and depth to her own history and liberates poignant and thought-provoking truths about the threads of humanity that connect us all"-- Provided by publisher.


Suffrage [large print] : women's long battle for the vote / Ellen Carol DuBois.

cover image"Distinguished historian Ellen Carol DuBois begins in the pre-Civil War years with foremothers Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Sojourner Truth as she explores the links of the woman suffrage movement to the abolition of slavery. After the Civil War, Congress granted freed African American men the right to vote but not white and African American women, a crushing disappointment. DuBois shows how suffrage leaders persevered through the Jim Crow years into the reform era of Progressivism. She introduces new champions Carrie Chapman Catt and Alice Paul, who brought the fight into the 20th century, and she shows how African American women, led by Ida B. Wells-Barnett, demanded voting rights even as white suffragists ignored them. DuBois explains how suffragists built a determined coalition of moderate lobbyists and radical demonstrators in forging a strategy of winning voting rights in crucial states to set the stage for securing suffrage for all American women in the Constitution. In vivid prose DuBois describes suffragists' final victories in Congress and state legislatures, culminating in the last, most difficult ratification, in Tennessee. DuBois follows women's efforts to use their voting rights to win political office, increase their voting strength, and pass laws banning child labor, ensuring maternal health, and securing greater equality for women. Suffrage: Women's Long Battle for the Vote is sure to become the authoritative account of one of the great episodes in the history of American democracy. (less) Professional Reviews Kirkus Reviews Kirkus Reviews November 2, 2019 Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which finally recognized women as participants in democracy, historian DuBois (History/UCLA; co-author: Through Women's Eyes: An American History With Documents, 2018, etc.) offers a lively, deeply researched history of the struggle for suffrage.From 1848, when Elizabeth Cady (read more) Library Journal Library Journal November 1, 2019 DuBois (Feminism and Suffrage) provides a digestible overview of the history of women's suffrage in America, making this book a good choice for those who are familiar with the basics of the movement but who want a deeper understanding of the ways the pieces fit together. Beginnning with the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention-the first women's rights meeting (read more)"-- Provided by publisher.


Countdown 1945 [large print]: the extraordinary story of the atomic bomb and the 116 days that changed the world / Chris Wallace with Mitch Weiss.

cover imageA "behind-the-scenes account of the 116 days leading up to the Americans attack on Hiroshima"--Dust jacket flap.


Midnight in Chernobyl [large print]: the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster / Adam Higginbotham.

cover image"Journalist Adam Higginbotham's definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster--and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century's greatest disasters. Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering history's worst nuclear disaster. In the thirty years since then, Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of the world: shorthand for the spectral horrors of radiation poisoning, for a dangerous technology slipping its leash, for ecological fragility, and for what can happen when a dishonest and careless state endangers its citizens and the entire world. But the real story of the accident, clouded from the beginning by secrecy, propaganda, and misinformation, has long remained in dispute. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over the course of more than ten years, as well as letters, unpublished memoirs, and documents from recently-declassified archives, Adam Higginbotham has written a harrowing and compelling narrative which brings the disaster to life through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it firsthand. The result is a masterful nonfiction thriller, and the definitive account of an event that changed history: a story that is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth. Midnight in Chernobyl is an indelible portrait of one of the great disasters of the twentieth century, of human resilience and ingenuity, and the lessons learned when mankind seeks to bend the natural world to his will--lessons which, in the face of climate change and other threats, remain not just vital but necessary"-- Provided by publisher.


Coffeeland [large print] : one man's dark empire and the making of our favorite drug / by Augustine Sedgewick.

cover image"Coffee is an indispensable part of daily life for billions of people around the world--one of the most valuable commodities in the history of global capitalism, the leading source of the world's most popular drug, and perhaps the most widespread word on the planet. Augustine Sedgewick's Coffeeland tells the hidden and surprising story of how this came to be, tracing coffee's five-hundred-year transformation from a mysterious Muslim ritual into an everyday necessity. This story is one that few coffee drinkers know. It centers on the volcanic highlands of El Salvador, where James Hill, born in the slums of Manchester, England, founded one of the world's great coffee dynasties at the turn of the twentieth century. Adapting the innovations of the Industrial Revolution to plantation agriculture, Hill helped to turn El Salvador into perhaps the most intensive monoculture in modern history, a place of extraordinary productivity, inequality, and violence. Following coffee from Hill family plantations into supermarkets, kitchens, and workplaces across the United States, and finally into today's ubiquitous cafés, Sedgewick reveals how coffee bred vast wealth and hard poverty, at once connecting and dividing the modern world. In the process, both El Salvador and the United States earned the nickname "Coffeeland," but for starkly different reasons, and with consequences that reach into the present. This extraordinary history of coffee opens up a new perspective on how the globalized world works, ultimately provoking a reconsideration of what it means to be connected to faraway people and places through the familiar things that make up our day-to-day lives"-- Provided by publisher.


Grit & grace [large print] : train the mind train the body own your life / Tim McGraw with Amely Greeven.

cover image"From Grammy-Award winning music superstar and actor Tim McGraw comes a one-of-a kind lifestyle book that melds his personal fitness transformation story with practical advice to inspire healthy changes in readers' lives. Tim McGraw is as well-known for his unparalleled accomplishments in the entertainment industry as he is for his boundless energy--he is the embodiment of vitality and success. But only a decade ago, he found himself struggling with his health. The demands of his meteoric career and life on the road had taken a toll. McGraw came to a crossroads where knew that unless he made his physical health a priority, he would put his personal happiness and professional success at risk. In Grit & Grace, McGraw shares his transformation story along with encouragement, inspiration, and real-life, practical advice to help readers become healthy, strong and fit in mind and body. For the first time, McGraw will share the details of the mental and physical routine that got him in the best shape of his life. He suggests that there is no magic formula to getting stronger and healthier: it is about making a commitment to do and be better, and holding yourself accountable each day. McGraw didn't follow a playbook or have a squad of trainers overseeing his every step. He describes his way of getting into shape as more "maverick"--tuning into a vision of what you personally want to achieve, staying focused, and putting in the work. McGraw says his physical transformation has ignited a whole-life transformation. "My mind is clearer, my sense of purpose is sharper, and my relationships are deeper. Consistent physical exercise helps me bring focus to my life and to the people who mean the most to me." In Grit & Grace, McGraw makes this transformation accessible to anyone, sharing with readers the physical and mental tools they can use to create the life they deserve"-- Provided by publisher.


Why did I come into this room? [large print] : a candid conversation about aging / Joan Lunden.

cover image"In her most candid and revealing book yet, acclaimed broadcast journalist and Baby Boomer Joan Lunden delves into the various phases of aging that leave many feeling uncomfortable, confused, and on edge. In her hilarious book, Lunden takes the dull and depressing out of aging, replacing it with wit and humor. After all, laughing is better than crying--unless it makes you pee! Whether you're in your 40s, 50s, 60s, or more, this book is full of helpful information to embrace--or at least prepare for--the inevitable. Funny, captivating, and raw, no topic is off limits. Lunden goes where others fear to tread, openly talking about wrinkles and age spots (which Lunden insists are sunspots), expanding waistlines (no, you didn't shrink your jeans), diminished energy (my get-up-and-go got up and went), weak pelvic floors (yes, we're talking about leaking), hot flashes (they suck), disrupted sleep (the morning host is an expert on lack of sleep), changes in sex drive (oh yeah, she goes there), ageism (it exists and it pisses us off), and yes, the real reasons we suddenly find ourselves always searching for those car keys! Through her poignant and often laugh out loud funny personal experiences, Lunden candidly shares her anxieties and breakthroughs and how she's coping with the realities of aging. She's talking about the good, the bad and the ugly, elevating the conversation on topics often considered "taboo." Why Did I Come into This Room? also explores the science of aging, including how it impacts the body and brain, while dispelling myths and revealing useful options to stave off the aging process as long as possible. Even more importantly, Lunden goes beyond the physical aspects of aging by closely examining the mental and emotional minefields that come with our advancing years. As she explores the value of asking ourselves important questions including, "Am I still relevant?", "Do I have meaningful friendships?", and "Am I leaving an impactful legacy?" Lunden also examines the freedom in "letting go," the importance of managing stress, and how joy and a sense of purpose all play an impactful role in slowing the aging process. In a society where youth is revered and aging feared, Why Did I Come into This Room? is the long-awaited tell-it-like-it-is guide for women of all ages. As Lunden says, "Aging ain't for sissies...you better be prepared.""-- Provided by publisher.


Good boy [large print] : my life in seven dogs / Jennifer Finney Boylan.

cover image"From bestselling author of She's Not There,New York Times opinion columnist, and human rights activist Jennifer Finney Boylan,Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs, a memoir of the transformative power of loving dogs. This is a book about dogs: the love we have for them, and the way that love helps us understand the people we have been. It's in the love of dogs, and my love for them, that I can best now take the measure of the child I once was, and the bottomless, unfathomable desires that once haunted me. There are times when it is hard for me to fully remember that love, which was once so fragile, and so fierce. Sometimes it seems to fade before me, like breath on a mirror. But I remember the dogs. In her New York Times opinion column, Jennifer Finney Boylan wrote about her relationship with her beloved dog Indigo, and her wise, funny, heartbreaking piece went viral. In Good Boy, Boylan explores what should be the simplest topic in the world, but never is: finding and giving love. Good Boy is a universal account of a remarkable story: showing how a young boy became a middle-aged woman--accompanied at seven crucial moments of growth and transformation by seven memorable dogs. "Everything I know about love," she writes, "I learned from dogs." Their love enables us pull off what seem like impossible feats: to find our way home when we are lost, to live our lives with humor and courage, and above all, to best become our true selves"-- Provided by publisher.


Tom Clancy: Shadow of the dragon [large print] / Marc Cameron.

cover image"Operatives with the Chinese Ministry of State Security are dealing with the disappearance of brilliant but eccentric scientist, Liu Wangshu. Finding Liu is too great an opportunity for any intelligence service to pass up, but a high-level Chinese mole, codenamed SURVEYOR, has managed to infiltrate American Intelligence. President Jack Ryan has only one choice: send John Clark and his Campus team deep into China to find an old graduate student of the professor's who may hold the key to his whereabouts. It's a dangerous gamble, but with John Clark holding the cards, Jack Ryan is all in." -- Page 4 of cover.


Shadows of Foxworth [large print] / V.C. Andrews.

cover image"Continuing the events from Beneath the Attic and Out of the Attic, the prequel trilogy to the Dollanganger series comes to a riveting end with The Shadows of Foxworth, a passionate novel about Corrine Foxworth's intense desire to flee her overbearing life trapped in the Foxworth estate. Two generations before Corinne Foxworth locked her children in an attic, the life of her grandmother, a gorgeous young girl named Corrine Dixon changed forever. At age sixteen, she discovered she was pregnant by the wealthy and handsome Garland Foxworth. Now, trapped in the labyrinthine Foxworth estate, young Corrine is overwhelmed with her stifled life and domineering husband. When an artist is hired to paint her portrait, she immediately falls in love and is convinced to abandon this dark world forever, unaware that her decision could have far-reaching consequences that linger for generations"--Provided by publisher.


Egg drop dead [large print] / Vivien Chien.

cover image"It was supposed to be a fancy, intimate dinner party by the pool. Instead, Lana Lee's first-ever catering event turns into full-course madness when a domestic worker is found dead. Is the party's host Donna Feng, the sweet-and-sour owner of the Asia Village shopping plaza where Ho-Lee is situated, somehow to blame? That's what Lana--whose plate is already plenty full with running the restaurant, pleasing her often-disapproving mother, and fretting over her occasionally-serious boyfriend Detective Adam Trudeau--must find out. Before the police arrived at the crime scene, Donna had entrusted an odd piece of evidence to Lana: a thumb drive shaped like a terra-cotta soldier. Now it's up to Lana to lead her own investigation, digitally and in real life, into a world of secrets involving Donna's earlier life in China, whether the victim had a dark agenda, and if the killer is still out there. . .and plans to strike again"-- Provided by publisher.


Do no harm [large print] / by Max Allan Collins.

cover image"It's 1954 and Heller takes on the Sam Sheppard case--a young doctor is startled from sleep and discovers his wife brutally murdered. He claims that a mysterious intruder killed his wife. But all the evidence points to a disturbed husband who has grown tired of married life and yearned to be free at all costs. Sheppard is swiftly convicted and sent to rot in prison. Just how firm was the evidence...and was it tampered with to fit a convenient narrative to settle scores and push political agendas? Nathan's old friend Eliot Ness calls in a favor and as Nathan digs into the case he becomes convinced of Sheppard's innocence. But Nate can't prove it and has to let the case drop. The road to justice is sometimes a long one. Heller's given another chance years later and this time he's determined to free the man...even if it brings his own death a bit closer"-- Provided by publisher.


Riviera gold [large print] : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes / Laurie R. King.

cover imageIt's summertime on the Riviera, where the Jazz Age is busily reinventing the holiday delights of warm days on golden sand and cool nights on terraces and dance floors. Just up the coast lies a more traditional pleasure ground: Monte Carlo, where fortunes are won, lost, stolen, and hidden away. So when Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes happen across the Côte d'Azur in this summer of 1925, they find themselves pulled between the young and the old, hot sun and cool jazz, new friendships and old loyalties, childlike pleasures and very grown-up sins...


Red ruckus [large print] / Brett Cogburn.

cover image"Morgan Clyde, legendary town tamer and shootist, is the kind of man who will look down the barrel of your loaded gun and keep on coming, and the kind of man there's no stopping short of putting him in a grave when he thinks he's in the right. He's just the kind of man that a certain little town in the lawless Indian Territory needs, the town once known as Ironhead Station and the town that has already almost killed him more than once. Only this time, the trouble isn't from crooked railroad men, hired killers, or the other usual varieties of outlaws that call the territory home. It's trouble with another sort of renegade entirely, the kind that hides behind a badge and a judge's gavel. As usual, the odds are stacked against Morgan. Not only must he face down a gang of crooked deputy marshals intent on killing him, but old friends encountered may prove more painful than the bullets, and the old loves and old grudges that resurface may prove every bit as deadly"-- Provided by publisher.


Girls of summer [large print] : a novel / Nancy Thayer.

cover image"Lisa Hudson feels more alive than she has in a long time after hiring hunky carpenter Mack Whitney to renovate her old Nantucket home. There's no denying the spark growing between them--despite the fact that Mack is ten years her junior. But her twentysomething children, Juliet and Theo, on the island for the summer, worry that the new relationship will only lead to Lisa's heartbreak. Yet Juliet and Theo are in for tangled love stories all their own. When dreamy Ryder Hastings moves to the island to pursue a new environmental venture, Juliet feels an unwelcome attraction, her rocky romantic history pushing her to steer clear of love. Theo only has eyes for Mack's daughter, Beth, with whom he was bound by an unspeakable tragedy in high school--but can they overcome their past? By August, when an impending storm threatens to shatter the peace of the golden island, everyone discovers what they can and cannot control. Nancy Thayer dazzles again with this new tale of a magical summer"--Provided by publisher.


Stone cross [large print] / Marc Cameron.

cover image"In a remote Alaskan village, Deputy US Marshal Arliss Cutter searches for a stone-cold killer amid a hotbed of corruption, lies, and long-buried secrets"--Provided by publisher.


Big summer [large print] / Jennifer Weiner.

cover imageSix years after the fight that ended their friendship, Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life, looking as lovely and successful as ever, with a massive favor to ask. Daphne hasn't spoken one word to Drue in all this time -- she doesn't even hate-follow her ex-best friend on social media -- so when Drue asks if she will be her maid of honor at the society wedding of the summer, Daphne is rightfully speechless.


Valley of the 99 [large print] : a western duo / Wayne D. Overholser.

cover image"In two Western stories, 'The Courage Builder' and 'Valley of the 99', small time ranchers that the wealthy are trying to force them off their land. Violence erupts when they allow others to use that fear to manipulate them"--Provided by publisher.


Wonton terror [large print] / Vivien Chien.

cover image"Lana Lee is all smiles when the first evening of Cleveland's Asian Night Market kicks off the summer. The weekly festival is always good for business, packed with locals and tourists, and this year, some stiff new food-truck competition. Wonton on Wheels, run by old friends of Lana's parents, promises to have customers lining up for their delicately wrapped delights--until the truck blows up at evening's end. Lana's boyfriend, Detective Adam Trudeau, had been planning a birthday getaway for the two of them but, lo and behold, Lana must assume the role of amateur sleuth yet again. With one proprietor of Wonton on Wheels dead, it's beginning to look more like murder and less like an unfortunate accident. And as they begin to unwrap layers of disturbing secrets, Lana's own family erupts into new drama. Will Lana be able to solve this crime--or has she jumped from the wok right into the fire?"-- Provided by publisher.


Firewatching [large print] / by Russ Thomas.

cover image"When financier Gerald Cartwright disappeared from his home six years ago, it was assumed he'd gone on the run from his creditors. But then a skeleton is found bricked up in the cellar of Cartwright's burned-out mansion, and it becomes clear Gerald never left alive. As the sole representative of South Yorkshire's Cold Case Review Unit, Detective Sergeant Adam Tyler is not expected to get results, but he knows this is the case that might finally kick start his floundering career. Luckily, he already has a suspect. Unluckily, that suspect is Cartwright's son, the man Tyler slept with the night before. Keeping his possible conflict-of-interest under wraps, Tyler digs into the case alongside Amina Rabbani, an ambitious young Muslim constable and a fellow outsider seeking to prove herself on the force. Soon their investigation will come up against close-lipped townsfolk, an elderly woman with dementia who's receiving mysterious threats referencing a past she can't remember, and an escalating series of conflagrations set by a troubled soul intent on watching the world burn."-- Provided by publisher.


Running out of road [large print] / by Daniel Friedman.

cover image"Once, Detective Buck Schatz patrolled the city of Memphis, chasing down robbers and killers with a blackjack truncheon and a .357. But he's been retired for decades. Now he's frail and demented, and Rose, his wife of 72 years, is ill and facing a choice about her health care that Buck is terrified to even consider. The future looks short and bleak, and Buck's only escape is into the past. But Buck's past is under attack as well. After 35 years on death row, convicted serial killer Chester March finally has an execution date. Chester is the oldest condemned man in the United States, and his case has attracted the attention of NPR producer Carlos Watkins, who believes Chester was convicted on the strength of a coerced confession. Chester's conviction is the capstone on Buck's storied career, and, to save Chester's life, Watkins is prepared to tear down Buck's reputation and legacy"-- Provided by publisher.


Murder in an Irish cottage [large print] / Carlene O'Connor.

cover image"Family is everything to Siobhán: her five siblings; her dear departed mother for whom the family business, Naomi's Bistro, is named; and now her fiancé, Macdara Flannery. So precious is her engagement that Siobhán wants to keep it just between the two of them for a little longer. But Macdara is her family, which is why when his cousin Jane frantically calls for his help, Siobhán is at his side as the two garda rush from Kilbane to the rural village where Jane and her mother have recently moved. Unfortunately, tragedy awaits them. They find Jane, who is blind, outside the cottage, in a state. Inside, Aunt Ellen lies on her bed in a fancy red dress, no longer breathing. A pillow on the floor and a nearby teacup suggest the mode of death to their trained eyes: the woman has been poisoned and smothered. Someone wanted to make sure she was dead. But who? Devout believers in Irish folklore, the villagers insist the cottage is cursed--built on a fairy path. It turns out Ellen Delaney was not the first to die mysteriously in this cottage. Although the townsfolk blame malevolent fairies, Siobhán and Macdara must follow the path of a murderer all too human--but just as evil . "-- Provided by publisher.


Promises of tomorrow [large print] / Shelley Shepard Gray.

cover imageTwo years have passed since their friend Andy's death, and the Eight is still struggling to cope with their loss. In an attempt to give the group some time to reconnect with one another, remember their friend, and reflect on the last two years, Marie decides that a relaxing couple's getaway is just what they need before the craziness of the holiday season begins. When their large cabin in the woods turns out to be more rundown than rustic, though, Marie fears that she's ruined everything, but at least, she thinks, the trip can't get any worse, that is, until a lost English girl named Beth appears at the cabin. And with such heavy snow, the Eight is forced to take her in for the next twenty-four hours.


Being known [large print] / Robin Jones Gunn.

cover image"After her mom passed away, Jennalyn was in the midst of moving, adjusting to life with a new baby, and helping her husband, Joel, work toward his dream job. At the time, she thought she'd processed her mother's death, but only now that Jennalyn has two small children, a lovely new home, and a husband who is always working does she feel the full impact of what she has lost. Even among her sweet circle of friends, the Haven Makers, grief silently overwhelms Jennalyn, until an unexpected encounter allows her to express herself in ways she hasn't fully been able to with her husband. Even though Christy, Sierra, Emily, and Tess provide a soft place to land in times of tension, Jennalyn remains guarded, especially when Tess reveals she is tangled emotionally in a relationship that was thorny from the start. Will the two women open up and remain honest with the others in their Haven Makers group? Or will their hesitation to truly be known, faults and all, keep them from holding on to the friendships that have been the sweetest gift during this season of life?"-- Provided by publisher.


Seasons of an Amish garden [large print] : four stories / Amy Clipston.

cover image"Spring Is in the Air: As the young people of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, plant a garden in memory of their friend, Katie Ann begins to worry that her older brother, Ephraim, is dating her best friend. What if she somehow loses them both? But Christian, a new boy in the community, also works in the garden--and falling for him may be exactly the distraction, and lesson, that Katie Ann needs. Home by Summer: Clara Hertzler is surprised when Jerry Petersheim, her old friend, comes to the garden to drop off his younger sister--especially because Jerry has been gone for years, and now seems to be living as an Englisher. As the friends get to know each other again, Clara pushes Jerry to examine why he abandoned his Amish beliefs. Will Clara help Jerry renew his faith in God, and will they find love beneath the summer sun? The Fruits of Fall: Tena Speicher has come to live in Bird-in-Hand after her fiancé left her for an English woman. When a stranger comes to the fruit stand one day and asks for food, Tena is not sure how to respond--but Wayne intervenes and offers to let him stay in the barn. Afraid to trust Englishers, Tena must learn, with Wayne's help, that everyone is a child of God and deserving of kindness. Winter Blessings: Ephraim and Mandy have dated for some time and now have plans to marry. But after a series of unexpected events and misunderstandings, they wonder if they should go their separate ways. What will happen when their friends at the Amish garden conspire to bring them back together? Each story in this sweet, contemporary collection can be read as a standalone, but the stories are best enjoyed together. Book length: approximately 95,000 words. Also includes a reading group guide and an Amish glossary. "One story slides into the next, woven together effortlessly with the author's knowledge of the Amish life. Once started, you can't put this book down." --Suzanne Woods Fisher, bestselling author of The Devoted"-- Provided by publisher.


The summer house [large print] / by Lauren K. Denton.

cover imageWhen her husband asks for a divorce, Lily Bishop takes a position as a hair stylist in a local retirement community while she contemplates her next steps. Rose Carrigan built the small retirement village of Safe Harbor years ago--just before her husband ran off with his assistant. Lily and Rose form an unlikely friendship, and Lily's salon becomes the place where residents share town gossip, as well as a few secrets. Lily soon finds herself drawn to Rose's nephew, Rawlins--a single dad and shrimper--and one of the residents may be carrying a torch for Rose as well.


Ready player two [large print] : a novel / Ernest Cline.

cover image"A 1980s cultural assessment of the fantastical future of online behavior continues the story that began in the internationally best-selling futuristic novel, Ready Player One, that inspired a blockbuster Steven Spielberg film"-- Provided by publisher.


Christmas cupcake murder [large print] / Joanne Fluke.

cover image"While Hannah speeds through a lengthy holiday checklist, drama in town grows like Santa's waistline on Christmas Eve. Her sister Andrea wants to stave off the blues by helping out at The Cookie Jar, Michele's love life is becoming complicated, Lisa needs Hannah's advice, and Delores has a Christmas secret she's not willing to share. But nothing dampens the holiday mood more than the chilling mystery surrounding the man found near death in an abandoned storefront two doors down from Hannah's bakery."--Publisher.


The crushing depths [large print] / Dani Pettrey.

cover image"When an accident claims the life of an oil-rig worker off the North Carolina coast, Coast Guard investigators Rissi Dawson and Mason Rogers take on the case. Mounting evidence shows the death may have been murder, and they must race to discover the killer's identity before he finds them first"--Provided by publisher.


Standoff [large print] / Patricia Bradley.

cover image"The Natchez Trace National Parkway stretches 444 miles from Nashville to Natchez, the oldest town on the Mississippi River. It's the perfect road for a relaxed pleasure drive. Unfortunately for park ranger Luke Fereday, lately it's being used to move drugs. Sent to Natchez to infiltrate the organization at the center of the drug ring, Luke arrives too late to a stakeout and discovers the body of his friend, park ranger John Danvers.John's daughter Brooke is determined to investigate her father's murder, but things are more complicated than they first appear, and Brooke soon finds herself the target of a killer who will do anything to silence her. Luke will have his hands full keeping her safe. But who's going to keep him safe when he realizes he's falling--hard--for the daughter of the man he failed to save?"--Provided by publisher.


Hidden bodies [large print] : a novel / Caroline Kepnes.

cover image"Still mourning the loss of his girlfriend, bookstore employee Joe Goldberg falls for a co-worker who mysteriously vanishes, prompting a cross-country move to Los Angeles to search for her"--Provided by publisher.


One last lie [large print] / Paul Doiron.

cover image"The disappearance of Mike Bowditch's beloved mentor reveals an ominous connection to a 15-year-old cold case. "Never trust a man without secrets." These are the last words retired game warden Charley Stevens speaks to his surrogate son, Warden Investigator Mike Bowditch, before the old man vanishes without explanation. Mike suspects his friend's mysterious departure has to do with an antique warden badge that recently resurfaced at a flea market - a badge connected to a cold case from Charley's past that the Maine Warden Service would rather forget. Fifteen years ago, a young warden was sent on an undercover mission to infiltrate a notorious poaching ring and never returned. He was presumed dead, but his body was never recovered. Desperate to find Charley before he meets a similar fate, Mike's investigation brings him to the miles of forest and riverside towns along the Canadian border-but he soon learns that even his fellow wardens have secrets to keep. And Charley's past isn't the only one coming to light ; his daughter, Stacey, has resurfaced to search for her missing father, and Mike must grapple with the return of the woman he once thought was gone forever. Forced to question his faith in the man he sees as a father, Mike must reopen a cold case that powerful people-one of whom may be a killer-will do anything to keep closed"--Provided by publisher.


Mystery

Spin / Patricia Cornwell.

cover imageIn the aftermath of a sabotaged NASA rocket launch gone, Captain Calli Chase comes face-to-face with her missing twin sister, as well as the startling truth of who they really are. Now a top secret program put in motion years ago has spun out of control, and Calli embarks on a frantic search for the missing link between the sabotaged rocket launch and her predetermined destiny. But it's a search that someone else is very interested in stopping.


The finders : a Mace Reid K-9 mystery / Jeffrey B. Burton.

cover image"Jeffrey B. Burton's The Finders marks the beginning of a fast-paced new mystery series featuring a heroic golden retriever cadaver dog named Vira and her handler, Mason Reid. Mason "Mace" Reid lives on the outskirts of Chicago and specializes in human remains detection. He trains dogs to hunt for the dead. Reid's coming off a taxing year-mourning the death of a beloved springer spaniel as well as the dissolution of his marriage. He adopts a rescue dog with a mysterious past-a golden retriever named Vira. And when Reid begins training Vira as a cadaver dog, he comes to realize just how special the newest addition to his family truly is... Suddenly, Reid and his prize pupil find themselves hurled into a taxing murder case, which will push them to their very limits. Paired with determined Chicago Police Officer Kippy Gimm, Mace must put all his trust in Vira's abilities to thwart a serial killer who has now set his sights on Mace himself"-- Provided by publisher.


Sleep well, my lady / Kwei Quartey.

cover image"Hard-hitting talk show host Augustus Seeza has become a household name in Ghana, though plagued by rumors of lavish overspending, alcoholism, and womanizing. He's dating the imposing, beautiful Lady Araba, who leads a self-made fashion empire. Araba's religious family believes Augustus is after her money and intervenes to break them up. A few days later, just before a major runway show, Araba is found murdered in her bed. Her driver is arrested after a hasty investigation, but Araba's favorite aunt, Dele, has always thought Augustus Seeza was the real killer. Almost a year later, Dele approaches Emma Djan, who has finally started to settle in as the only female PI at her agency. To solve Lady Araba's murder, Emma must not only go on an undercover mission that dredges up trauma from her past, but navigate a long list of suspects with solid alibis. Emma quickly discovers that they are willing to lie for each other-and that one may still be willing to kill"-- Provided by publisher.


Skim deep / Max Allan Collins.

cover image"The onetime world-class thief Nolan - now happily gone straight with his own restaurant/nightclub - whisks his longtime lover Sherry off to Vegas for a trip to a wedding chapel and a honeymoon stay. But an eye-in-the-sky security cam at a casino spots Nolan, whose past catches up with him when he's thought to be casing the joint. An old "friend" sees Nolan as the perfect patsy for a scheme to heist the weekly skim haul, and when the former thief's young frequent accomplice, Jon - a musician in the casino's house band - finds the couple mysteriously, suspiciously missing, it's up to Nolan's Best Man to keep wedding bells from tolling a funeral march" -- Amazon.com


A stranger at the door / Jason Pinter.

cover image"Rachel Marin is in a good place. After years of struggle, the single mother has found both a stable, loving relationship and a new purpose: putting her investigative skills to work solving crimes for the local PD. But just as the pieces of her life are finally starting to fall into place, her teenaged son's teacher is gruesomely murdered, starting a domino effect that shatters her peaceful existence."--Publisher.


The deep, deep snow / Brian Freeman

cover image"Deputy Shelby Lake was abandoned as a baby, saved by a stranger who found her in the freezing cold. Now, years later, a young boy is missing - and Shelby is the one who must rescue a child.The only evidence of what happened to 10-year-old Jeremiah Sloan is a bicycle left behind on a lonely road. After a desperate search fails to locate him, the close bonds of Shelby's hometown begin to fray under the weight of accusations and suspicion. Everyone around her is keeping secrets. Her adoptive father, her best friend, her best friend's young daughter - they all have something to hide. Even Shelby is concealing a mistake that could jeopardize her career and her future. Unearthing the lies of the people in Jeremiah's life doesn't get the police and the FBI any closer to finding him. As time passes and the case grows cold, Shelby worries that the mystery will stay buried forever under the deep, deep snow. But even the deepest snow melts in the spring. When a tantalizing clue finally comes to light, Shelby must confront the darkest lie of all. Exposing the truth about Jeremiah will leave no one's life untouched - including her own."--Publisher description.


Plaid and plagiarism / Molly MacRae.

cover imageFour women take possession of their new bookshop, Yon Bonnie Books, in Inversgail, Scotland in the weeks before the Inversgail Literature Festival only to find the body of Una Graham, an advice columnist for the local paper. After discovering a cache of nasty letters, the four women set out to solve Una's murder.


The butterfly house / Katrine Engberg ; translated by Tara Chase.

cover image"A compelling new crime thriller featuring Copenhagen-based police detectives Jeppe Korner and Anette Werner, who work to solve a series of sordid murders that have roots in the care of vulnerable hospital patients and at-risk children -- and to expose a murderer who specializes in cold, cold blood..."-- Provided by publisher.


The house on Vesper Sands : a novel / Paraic O'Donnell.

cover image"London, 1893: high up in a house on a dark, snowy night, a lone seamstress stands by a window. So begins the swirling, serpentine world of Paraic O'Donnell's Victorian-inspired mystery, the story of a city cloaked in shadow, but burning with questions: why does the seamstress jump from the window? Why is a cryptic message stitched into her skin? And how is she connected to a rash of missing girls, all of whom seem to have disappeared under similar circumstances? On the case is Inspector Cutter, a detective as sharp and committed to his work as he is wryly hilarious. Gideon Bliss, a Cambridge dropout in love with one of the missing girls, stumbles into a role as Cutter's sidekick. And clever young journalist Octavia Hillingdon sees the case as a chance to tell a story that matters-despite her employer's preference that she stick to a women's society column. As Inspector Cutter peels back the mystery layer by layer, he leads them all, at last, to the secrets that lie hidden at the house on Vesper Sands"-- Provided by publisher.


Murder for Christmas / Francis Duncan.

cover image"When Mordecai Tremaine arrives at the country retreat of one Benedict Grame on Christmas Eve, he discovers that the revelries are in full swing in the sleepy village of Sherbroome--but so too are tensions amongst the assortment of guests. When midnight strikes, the partygoers discover that presents aren't the only things nestled under the tree...there's a dead body too. A dead body that bears a striking resemblance to Father Christmas. With the snow falling and suspicions flying, it's up to Mordecai to sniff out the culprit--and prevent anyone else from getting murder for Christmas"--Page 4 of cover.


Because the night / James Ellroy.

cover imageA botched liquor store heist leaves three grisly dead. A hero cop is missing. Nobody could see a pattern in these two stray bits of information-no one except Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins, a brilliant and disturbed L.A. cop with an obsessive desire to protect the innocent. To him they lead to one horrifying conclusion--a killer is on the loose and preying on his city.


Watch her / Edwin Hill.

cover imageInvestigating a suspicious burglary and the disappearances of Prescott University alumni, Harvard librarian Hester Thursby and Detective Angela White uncover financial transgressions, rumors of infidelity, and a decades-old tragedy.


Olive Bright, Pigeoneer / Stephanie Graves.

cover imageTending her veterinarian father's Hertfordshire racing pigeons while waiting for her best friend to return from World War II, Olive is recruited into the Baker Street covert branch of British Intelligence before investigating the murder of a local busybody.


Mrs Jeffries dusts for clues / Emily Brightwell.

cover imageThis charming series of Victorian murder mysteries features mild-mannered Inspector Witherspoon of Scotland Yard and, more importantly, Mrs Jeffries, his housekeeper. A policeman's widow herself, her quick wits allow her to nudge the Inspector in the right direction to solve the crime. A priceless brooch and a parlour maid go missing at the same time, and Inspector Witherspoon is called in to investigate. He finds the brooch, on a corpse, but draws a blank on the missing girl. Her employer, Luty Belle Crookshank, has more faith in Mrs Jeffries than the police, and rightly so... ...the body was only found today. Witherspoon paused and took a deep breath. And the murder was committed several months ago. Several months ago! Mrs Jeffries was scandalized. The trail would be colder than a February frost.'


Bone canyon / Lee Goldberg.

cover imageLos Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detective Eve Ronin investigates the cold-case disappearance and death of a woman whose remains are found in the aftermath of a Santa Monica Mountains fire.


Marion Lane and the midnight murder / T.A. Willberg.

cover image"Late one night in April 1958, a filing assistant at Miss Brickett's receives a letter of warning, detailing a name, a time, and a place. She goes to investigate but finds the room empty. At the stroke of midnight, she is murdered by a killer she can't see--her death the only sign she wasn't alone. It becomes chillingly clear that the person responsible must also work for Miss Brickett's, making everyone a suspect. Marion Lane, a first-year Inquirer-in-training, finds herself drawn ever deeper into the investigation. When her friend and colleague is framed for the crime, to clear his name she must sort through the hidden alliances at Miss Brickett's and secrets dating back to WWII."--Publisher's description.


Murder is a must / Marty Wingate.

cover image"I am happy to report that I am finally settling in to my position as curator of Lady Fowling's collection of first edition mysteries at the First Edition Library in Middlebank House. I have even made progress with Lady Fowling's former secretary, the ornery Mrs. Woolgar. But my biggest challenge is yet to come. I have decided to put on an exhibition that will showcase Lady Fowling's life and letters. I know I may be in over my head, but as they say, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Despite the fact that just the sight of her makes my blood run cold, I have decided to hire Oona Atherton, my former boss from the Jane Austen Centre, to help with the planning. Oona is known for being difficult, but all seems to be going swimmingly until we uncover a one-page letter that alludes to a priceless edition of Murder Must Advertise signed by several Golden Age of Mystery authors. Oona feels this book could be the focal point of the exhibition and becomes obsessed with finding it. When clues surface that point to the book being somewhere in the First Edition Library, Oona is certain she has unraveled the mystery. I rush to meet her, thinking I have found the key to the whole exhibit, but instead, I find Oona dead in a twisted heap at the bottom of the stairs. Did Oona's discovery of the rare book get her killed or was it some angry shadow from her past? I have no idea, but I will use my wits and every ounce of help I can get from my friends to read between the lines and catch a malicious murderer"-- Provided by publisher.


The mystery of Mrs. Christie : a novel / Marie Benedict.

cover image"December 1926: England unleashes the largest manhunt in its history. The object of the search is not an escaped convict or a war criminal, but the missing wife of a WWI hero, up-and-coming mystery author Agatha Christie. When her car is found wrecked, empty, and abandoned near a natural spring, the country is in a frenzy. Eleven days later, Agatha reappears, claiming amnesia. She provides no answers for her disappearance. That is...until she writes a very strange book about a missing woman, a murderous husband, and a plan to expose the truth. What role did her unfaithful husband play? And what was he not telling investigators? THE MYSTERY OF MRS. CHRISTIE explores one strong woman's successful endeavor to take her history into her own hands" --Provided by publisher.


The ghost and Mrs Jeffries / by Emily Brightwell.

cover imageThis charming series of Victorian murder mysteries features mild-mannered Inspector Witherspoon of Scotland Yard and, more importantly, Mrs Jeffries, his housekeeper. A policeman's widow herself, her quick wits allow her to nudge the Inspector in the right direction to solve the crime. Early in the new year, Mrs. Hodges attends her first seance and the medium foresees her death. That same night, the prediction comes true, and Scotland Yard's Inspector Witherspoon, is on the case. As ever, his housekeeper Mrs Jeffries is observing and coming to her conclusions. Witherspoon sighed. He'd so hoped that 1887 would be a good year, one that wouldn't have people murdering one another every time one turned around.


Hidden treasure : a Josie Prescott antiques mystery / Jane K. Cleland.

cover image"Josie Prescott's discovery of a mysterious antique trunk leads to a disappearance-and murder-in the next installment of this beloved cozy series set on the rugged New Hampshire coast, Jane K. Cleland's Hidden Treasure. Josie Prescott, owner of Prescott's Antiques & Auctions, and her new husband Ty have finally found their dream home-a Victorian beauty on the beach, known in the town of Rocky Point as "The Gingerbread House." It was recently vacated by Maudie Wilson, an aging widow, whose concerned nieces have moved her into a nearby assisted living facility. Josie befriends Maudie, who seems surprisingly sharp, considering her family's doubts about her soundness of mind. As Josie and Ty joyfully begin renovations on The Gingerbread House, the nieces report that Maudie, in her forgetfulness, may have left behind an old trunk, which she's desperate to get back. Sure enough, Josie finds the trunk inside a hidden dumbwaiter, and within it a jewel-encrusted box holding a sculpture of a cat. Josie can understand the sense of urgency about getting the objects back-they look valuable, and not just in the sentimental sense. But when Josie goes to return the box to Maudie, the woman has vanished. And on the floor of her empty apartment lies the body of someone bludgeoned to death. Sick with worry for Maudie's safety, Josie begins to piece together the clues to the murder. Everyone around her seems to want to pitch in, from Maudie's family, to the receptionist at the facility, to the young couple helping Josie with her renovations. But when the killer may be lurking nearby, Josie can't let her guard down around anyone"-- Provided by publisher.


Cold wind : a mystery / Paige Shelton.

cover image"Second in a new series set in Alaska from beloved cozy author Paige Shelton, Cold Wind will chill your bones. Beth Rivers is still in Alaska. The unidentified man who kidnapped her in her home of St. Louis hasn't been found yet, so she's not ready to go back. But as October comes to a close, Benedict is feeling more and more like her new home. Beth has been working on herself: She's managed to get back to writing, and she's enjoying these beautiful months between summer and winter in Alaska. Then, everything in Benedict changes after a mudslide exposes a world that had been hidden for years. Two mud-covered, silent girls appear, and a secret trapper's house is found in the woods. The biggest surprise, though, is a dead and frozen woman's body in the trapper's shed. No one knows who she is, but the man who runs the mercantile, Randy, seems to be in the middle of all the mysteries. Unable to escape her journalistic roots, Beth is determined to answer the questions that keep arising: Are the mysterious girls and the frozen body connected? Can Randy possibly be involved? And-most importantly-can she solve this mystery before the cold wind sweeping over the town and the townspeople descends for good?"-- Provided by publisher.


Murder in season : a novel / by Jessica Fletcher & Jon Land.

cover image"With work on the reconstruction of her beloved home almost complete, Jessica Fletcher is in high holiday spirits, spearheading the annual Christmas pageant, supervising the Friends of the Library's toy drive, and preparing for her nephew Grady and his family to come to town. The only thing dampening the holiday cheer is the discovery on Jessica's property of two sets of bones: one set ancient, the other only a few weeks old. It's concluded they were placed there during the construction, and Jessica suspects that despite the centuries between them, the bones might be connected. Soon, tabloid reporter Franklin Joy arrives in Cabot Cove to write a story about what he calls "Murder Cove, USA." But when Franklin himself is murdered, Jessica speculates that his arrival, his death, and the discovery of the bones are all connected. As Jessica digs deeper to find the connection between the bones and the murder, everything seems to come back to a mystery that has long plagued Cabot Cove. If she wants to solve the case, she'll need to delve into her beloved town's dark history, or else this holiday season may be her last..."--Provided by publisher.


Poppy Redfern and the fatal flyers / Tessa Arlen.

cover image"Poppy Redfern is back on the case when two female fighter pilots take a fatal dive in an all-new Woman of World War II Mystery by Tessa Arlen. It is the late autumn of 1942. Our indomitable heroine Poppy Redfern is thoroughly immersed in her new job as a scriptwriter at the London Crown Film Unit, which produces short films featuring British civilians who perform acts of valor and heroism in wartime. After weeks of typing copy and sharpening pencils, Poppy is thrilled to receive her first solo script project: a fifteen-minute film about the Air Transport Auxiliary, known as Attagirls, a group of female civilians who have been trained to pilot planes from factories to military airfields all over Britain. Poppy could not be more excited to spend time with these amazing ladies, but she never expects to see one of the best pilots die in what is being labeled an accident. When another Attagirl meets a similar fate, Poppy and her American fighter-pilot boyfriend, Griff, believe foul play may be at work. They soon realize that a murderer with a desire for revenge is dead set on grounding the Attagirls for good. . . "-- Provided by publisher.


Anonymous / Elizabeth Breck.

cover imageSan Diego PI Madison Kelly arrives home to a note stabbed to her front door: "Stop investigating me, or I will hunt you down and kill you." The only problem? Madison hasn't been investigating anyone. The only way to remove the threat is to do exactly what "Anonymous", the note writer, is telling her not to do: investigate to see who left it. Madison has been tweeting about a true crime podcast about girls who went missing, two years apart, after a night at the clubs in San Diego's famed Gaslamp Quarter. Are the girls dead or did they just walk away from their lives? And who is Anonymous, the person who will stop at nothing to keep Madison from learning the truth? -- adapted from jacket


Last dance / Jeffrey Fleishman.

cover image"A famous Russian ballerina is found dead in a downtown LA loft. No marks, no bruises. The suspects are many: spies, hit men, a gunrunner, and one of Hollywood's most powerful and mysterious film producers. Detective Sam Carver becomes entangled in a perilous reignited Cold War between Moscow and Washington. He chases leads from Europe to Africa. But Carver faces other demons, too. He is haunted by Dylan Cross, a killer who got away a year earlier. She knows his secrets, whispers to him in his dreams. His obsession with Dylan threatens his new case and his relationship with Lily Hernandez, a uniform cop who wants to work as his partner."--Publisher.


Under a dying moon / Patricia Brown

cover imageWhen a girl washes up on the sleepy coastal town's beach and two women are found murdered, Eleanor and her coffee club friends find themselves in another investigation, but are they also suspects? What is the deal with the mysterious ruby ring that seems to follow Eleanor? And who are these new people in town and what are they after?


The outcast girls / Alys Clare.

cover image"London, 1881. Lily Raynor, owner of the World's End Investigation Bureau, is growing increasingly worried. Work is drying up, finances are tight and she cannot find enough for her sole employee, Felix Wilbraham, to do. So when schoolteacher Georgiana Long arrives, with a worrying tale of runaway pupils, it seems like the answer to her prayers. The case is an interesting one, and what could be less perilous than a trip to a girls' boarding school, out in the Fens? Disguised as the new Assistant Matron, Lily joins the Shardlowes School staff, while Felix - suppressing his worries about his cool, calm employer - remains behind. But there are undercurrents at Shardlowes, and the shadowy, powerful men who fund the school's less fortunate pupils loom larger as Felix's own investigations unfold. Felix can't shake off his fear that Lily is in danger - and soon, his premonitions come frighteningly true . . ."--Provided by publisher.


Shed no tears : a novel / Caz Frear.

cover image"Christopher Masters, known as 'The Roommate Killer', strangled three women over a two-week period in a London house in November 2012. Holly Kemp, his fourth victim, was never found.Until now.Her remains have been unearthed in a field in Cambridgeshire and DC Cat Kinsella and the major investigation team are called in, but immediately there are questions surrounding the manner of her death. And with Masters now dead, no one to answer them.DCI Tessa Dyer, the lead on the 2012 case, lends the team a hand, as does DCI Steele's old boss and mentor, the now retired Detective Chief Superintendent Oliver Cairns.With Masters dead, Cat and the team have to investigate every lead again."--Publisher description.


Murder in the margins / Margaret Loudon.

cover imageHit with a bad case of writer's block, American gothic author Penelope Parish heads to England where she, while working in a bookstore, gets embroiled in a murder investigation that leads to new friendships and new tricks to help her finish her novel.


Never turn back : a novel / Christopher Swann.

cover image"Ethan Faulkner is a precocious child with a brilliant but troublesome sister, a war vet for a father, and a weary mother trying to manage their family. One night a young woman rings their doorbell, desperate to hide from two men who are pursuing her, when one of the two barges in after her. The struggle leaves both of Ethan's parents dead. Years later, Ethan has a successful teaching career and a budding relationship with a coworker. But he hasn't quite followed through on his promise to his dying father - to take care of his sister. Susannah is not an easy person to keep tabs on, is a handful even when the tabs are kept, and quite frankly, Ethan wants her to suffer for preventing him from getting to his dad before he died all those years ago. It was a long time ago and Ethan tries to put all of it behind him. But that's easier said than done. When news of a brutal murder breaks with evidence pointing to Ethan as the prime suspect, all the painful memories of his past come rushing to meet him"--Provided by publisher.


One good and deadly deed / Dudley Lynch.

cover image"Sheriff Luke McWhorter is back with another sharp supernatural procedural. It was not Luke McWhorter's plan to become a law enforcement officer when he left for Yale Divinity School. But three generations of his family had worn the star, and after graduation, the needs of his community called him home to serve and protect. His theological training and his seventeen-year career as sheriff suddenly collide when bodies start piling up in Flagler, Texas. Two pilots are found brutally murdered in McWhorter's hometown, torn to pieces by their own plane's propeller, next to an ominous warning written in blood on the hanger wall. In this fast-moving whodunit, McWhorter needs all the help he can get. He is joined by his chief deputy, Charles 'Chuck' Del Emma; his FBI-agent girlfriend, Angie Steele; a precocious college student; and a 4,000-year-old mummy. Together, they tackle a crime spree that reaches all the way to the Middle East and back to the time of Noah's Ark."-- Provided by publisher.


Shadow ridge / M.E. Browning.

cover image"Echo Valley, Colorado, is a place where the natural beauty of a stunning river valley meets a budding hipster urbanity. But when an internet stalker is revealed to be a cold-blooded killer in real life the peaceful community is rocked to its core. It should have been an open-and-shut case: the suicide of Tye Horton, the designer of a cutting-edge video game. But Detective Jo Wyatt is immediately suspicious of Quinn Kirkwood, who reported the death. When Quinn reveals an internet stalker is terrorizing her, Jo is skeptical. Doubts aside, she delves into the claim and uncovers a link that ties Quinn to a small group of beta-testers who had worked with Horton. When a second member of the group dies in a car accident, Jo's investigation leads her to the father of a young man who had killed himself a year earlier. But there's more to this case than a suicide, and as Jo unearths the layers, a more sinister pattern begins to emerge - one driven by desperation, shame, and a single-minded drive for revenge. As Jo closes in, she edges ever closer to the shattering truth - and a deadly showdown that will put her to the ultimate test."--Provided by publisher.


The art of violence / S. J. Rozan.

cover image"In the latest mystery from S. J. Rozan, Bill Smith and Lydia Chin must track down a serial killer stalking women in New York's contemporary art scene. Former client Sam Tabor, just out of Greenhaven after a five-year homicide stint, comes to Bill Smith with a strange request. A colossally talented painter whose parole was orchestrated by art world movers and shakers, Sam's convinced that since he's been out he's killed two women. He doesn't remember the killings but he wants Smith, one of the few people he trusts, to investigate and prove him either innocent or guilty. NYPD detective Angela Grimaldi thinks Sam's a weirdo. Smith has no argument with that: diagnosed with a number of mental disorders over the years, Sam self-medicates with alcohol, loses focus (except when he's painting), and has few friends. But Smith doesn't think that adds up to serial killer. He enlists Lydia Chin to help prove it. Smith and Chin delve into the world surrounding Sam Tabor, including his brother, two NYPD detectives, and various other artists, dealers, collectors, curators, and art connoisseurs. No answers appear. Evidence is found and lost again. And more bodies turn up. Sam Tabor might be just a crazy artist. But someone is killing people in his orbit. If not Sam, who? Why? And who will be next?"--Provided by publisher.


The dead season / Tessa Wegert.

cover image"Senior Investigator Shana Merchant has spent years running from her past. But she never imagined a murder case would bring her to the most dangerous place of all-home. After leaving the NYPD following her abduction by serial killer Blake Bram, Shana Merchant hoped for a fresh start in the Thousand Islands of Upstate New York. Her former tormentor has other plans. Shana and Bram share more than just a hometown, and he won't let her forget it. When the decades-old skeleton of Shana's estranged uncle is uncovered, Bram issues a challenge: Return home to Vermont and solve the cold case, or the blood he spills next will be on her hands. As Shana interviews members of her family and the community, mining for secrets that could help her solve her uncle's murder, she begins to realize how little she remembers of her childhood. And when Bram grows impatient and kidnaps again, leaving a trail of clues Shana alone can understand, she knows his new victim will only survive if she wins the psychopath's twisted game. In order to solve one mystery, Shana must wade into her murky past to unravel another"--Provided by publisher.


Germania : a novel of Nazi Berlin / Harald Gilbers ; translated by Alexandra Roesch.

cover image"From international bestselling author Harald Gilbers comes the heart-pounding story of Jewish detective Richard Oppenheimer as he hunts for a serial killer through war-torn Nazi Berlin in Germania. Berlin 1944: a serial killer stalks the bombed-out capital of the Reich, preying on women and laying their mutilated bodies in front of war memorials. All of the victims are linked to the Nazi party. But according to one eyewitness account, the perpetrator is not an opponent of Hitler's regime, but rather a loyal Nazi. Jewish detective Richard Oppenheimer, once a successful investigator for the Berlin police, is reactivated by the Gestapo and forced onto the case. Oppenheimer is not just concerned with catching the killer and helping others survive, but also his own survival. Worst of all, solving this case is what will certainly put him in the most jeopardy. With no other choice but to futher his investigation, he feverishly searches for answers, and a way out of this dangerous game"-- Provided by publisher.


Prefecture D : four novellas / Hideo Yokoyama ; translated from the Japanese by Jonathan Lloyd-Davies.

cover image"A collection of tense thrillers, each centered on a mystery and the unfortunate officer tasked with solving it, set in the world of Hideo Yokoyama's bestselling Six Four"-- Provided by publisher.


Bryant & May : oranges and lemons : a Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery / Christopher Fowler.

cover image"When a prominent politician is crushed by a fruit van making a delivery, the singular team of Arthur Bryant and John May overcome insurmountable odds to reunite the PCU and solve the case in the brainy new mystery from acclaimed author Christopher Fowler. On a spring morning in London's Strand, the Speaker of the House of Commons is accidentally killed by a van unloading oranges and lemons for the annual St. Clement Danes festival. It's an absurd way to die, but the government is more interested in investigating the Speaker's state of mind just prior to his accident. The task is given to the Peculiar Crimes Unit--the only problem being that the unit no longer exists. Its Chief, Raymond Land, is tending his daffodils on the Isle of Wight and senior detectives Arthur Bryant and John May are out of commission; May is undergoing surgery for a bullet wound and Bryant has been missing for a month. What's more, the old unit in King's Cross is being turned into a vegetarian tapas bar. Against impossible odds, the team is reassembled and once again what should have been a simple case becomes a lunatic farrago involving arson, suicide, magicians, academics and a race to catch a killer with a master plan involving London churches. Joining their team this time is Sidney, a young woman with no previous experience, plenty of attitude--and a surprising secret"-- Provided by publisher.


Hush-hush / Stuart Woods.

cover image"Stone Barrington is settling in for some downtime in New York City when an anonymous enemy makes himself known. This nameless foe's threats hit close to home, and before Stone can retaliate, the fearsome messages turn into very real consequences. With the help of old friends--and a lovely new tech-savvy acquaintance--Stone sets out to unravel the fatal agenda. But as the web of adversaries expands, Stone realizes that no place is safe, and he'll have to flush out the mastermind before he and those closest to him are silenced for good..."-- Provided by publisher.


Robert B. Parker's someone to watch over me / Ace Atkins.

cover image"In the latest thriller featuring the legendary Boston PI, Spenser and his young protégé Mattie Sullivan take on billionaire money manager running a network of underaged girls for his rich and powerful clients"-- Provided by publisher.


A catered book club murder / Isis Crawford.

cover image"Sisters Bernie and Libby Simmons run a catering business in their upstate New York town, and they're delighted for the chance to provide tasty desserts for the local mystery lovers' book club. But when fiction spills into a reality and the sisters find themselves investigating a suspicious death, it's up to them to figure out whodunit..."--Publisher.


City of schemes / Victoria Thompson.

cover image"Elizabeth Miles is preparing for her wedding to Gideon Bates, when a menacing shadow from her past threatens to destroy the life she has built for herself in this all-new Counterfeit Lady Novel from USA Today bestselling author Victoria Thompson. The Great War is over, and Elizabeth and Gideon are busily planning their wedding and welcoming home old friends now discharged from the army. One of them, Captain Logan Carstens, the son and heir of a wealthy family, seems less than happy to be home and with good reason. While Logan was in France, he fell in love with a beautiful French woman named Noelle. He desperately wanted to propose, but he was already engaged and felt bound to honor his commitment. When Logan receives a letter supposedly from Noelle begging for money to help her flee the terrible conditions in France and come to America, Elizabeth is suspicious. There is no way to verify the letter is actually from Noelle, and she fears that a con man or woman might be trying to take advantage of Logan in his vulnerable state. But that is not all Elizabeth has to worry about. Vicious thug Oscar Thornton has gotten wind of her wedding announcement and realizes the woman who conned him is still alive and well. Gideon and Elizabeth have to figure out a way to help their friend while making sure their worst enemy does not destroy their future. . . "--Provided by publisher.


Deep into the dark / P.J. Tracy.

cover image"Sam Easton-a true survivor-is home from Afghanistan, trying to rebuild a life in his hometown of LA. Separated from his wife, bartending and therapy sessions are what occupy his days and nights. When friend and colleague Melody Traeger is beaten by her boyfriend, she turns to Sam for help. When the boyfriend turns up dead the next day, a hard case like Sam is the perfect suspect. But LAPD Detective Margaret Nolan, whose brother recently died serving overseas, is sympathetic to Sam's troubles, and can't quite see him as a killer. She's more interested in the secrets Melody might be keeping and the developments in another murder case on the other side of town. Set in an LA where real people live and work--not the superficial LA of Beverly Hills or the gritty underbelly of the city--Deep into the Dark features two really engaging, dynamic main characters and explores the nature of obsession, revenge, and grief."-- Provided by publisher.


Lazarus / Lars Kepler ; translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith.

cover image"The latest installment in the internationally best-selling Joona Linna series sees the Swedish detective on the trail of the worst serial killer he's seen yet. Across the continent, someone is brutally murdering Europe's worst criminals. Who can object to taking out rapists, arsonists, human traffickers? But when two of the victims have a direct connection to detective Joona Linna, it's clear to him that somebody's trying to send him a message. His longtime colleague Saga Bauer dismisses his hunch as paranoid ravings, but all evidence points to a killer who they previously thought could only haunt their dreams. As innocent bodies begin to pile up in Sweden, the race is on to track down the most terrifying villain they've ever encountered"-- Provided by publisher.


The wicked hour : a Natalie Lockhart novel / Alice Blanchard.

cover image"The day after Burning Lake's notorious, debauched Halloween celebration, Detective Natalie Lockhart uncovers a heartbreaking scene - a young woman, dead and lying in a dumpster. There's no clue to who she is, save for a mystifying tattoo on her arm, and a callus underneath her chin. She's not from around here. No one knows who she is. As Natalie retraces the young woman's steps leading up to her death, she uncovers even more horror - a string of murders and disappearances, seemingly unconnected, that may have ties to each other - and explain the abrupt disappearance of her best friend years ago. As Natalie digs deeper to find the killer, old hurts are renewed and dark secrets uncovered. But deep within the mind of the hunter is a darkness Natalie could never have imagined, and as she draws closer to the truth, the killer is weaving a trap for her that may prove unescapable."--Publisher's description.


Still life / Val McDermid.

cover image"The UK's "Queen of Crime" Val McDermid returns to her propulsive series featuring cold case detective Karen Pirie, who finds herself investigating the shadowy world of forgery, where things are never what they seem. Still Life is intensely gripping from the first page and further proof that McDermid is writing at the top of her game. When a lobster fisherman on an early morning run pulls in his traps, he finds something he wasn't expecting to catch-a body. Turns out the dead man was the brother of a senior Scottish government official who vanished without a trace, and Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie is asked to take over the investigation. At the same time, a woman in the wealthy enclave of Perth is clearing out her sister's home after a fatal road accident and finds a mysterious camper van in the garage containing a skeletonized body. But who is it? And how long has it been there? The two cases will draw Karen into the world of imposters, identity theft, and art forgery"-- Provided by publisher.


The French widow / Mark Pryor.

cover imageHugo Marston, head of security for the U.S. Embassy in Paris is under pressure to catch a killer when a young American woman is attacked at a historic Paris chateau and four paintings are stolen at the same time.


The silver shooter / Erin Lindsey.

cover image"It's the spring of 1887, and Rose Gallagher is finally coming into her own as a detective, working alongside her partner, Thomas, as an agent of the special paranormal branch of the Pinkerton Agency. Things are going almost too well, so Rose is hardly surprised when Theodore Roosevelt descends on them like a storm cloud, hiring them for a mysterious job out West. It began with livestock being torn apart by an unknown predator. Now people are being attacked too. A local prosecutor has gone missing, and his lost stash of gold is drawing treasure hunters from far and wide - only for them to disappear as well... It's up to Rose and Thomas to get to the bottom of it..."--Page 4 of cover.


Mimi Lee reads between the lines / Jennifer J. Chow.

cover image"Mimi Lee is on top of the world. She has a thriving pet grooming business, the sweetest boyfriend, and a talking cat to boot. When she arrives at the elementary school where her sister, Alice, works, she's expecting a fun girls' night out--but instead finds a teacher slumped over in her car, dead. Alice was the last one to see Helen Reed, which instantly marks her as the prime suspect. Unable to sit quietly and let the authorities walk all over her sister, Mimi starts snooping and talks to Helen's closest contacts, including one jumpy principal, a two-faced fiancé, and three sketchy teachers. The clock's ticking for Mimi--with the help of her sassy but savvy cat, Marshmallow, and a cute kitten named Nimbus--to get to the bottom of yet another case before her sister gets schooled."-- Provided by publisher.


Betty Church and the Suffolk vampire / M.R.C. Kasasian.

cover image"September 1939: A new day dawns in Sackwater, not that this sleepy backwater is taking much notice... Inspector Betty Church - one of UK's first female police officers - has arrived from London to fill a vacancy at Sackwater police station. But Betty isn't new here. This is the place she grew up. The place she thought she'd left behind for good. Time ticks at a different pace in Sackwater, and crime is of a slightly lighter shade. Once Betty has solved the case of the missing buttons, she departs for the train station to investigate a missing bench. But although there's no bench, there is a body. A smartly dressed man, stone-cold dead, with two distinctive puncture wounds in his throat. While the locals gossip about the Suffolk Vampire, Betty Church busies herself with hunting a killer..."--Publisher's description.


The night of the fire : a mystery / Kjell Eriksson ; translated from the Swedish by Paul Norlen.

cover image"Swedish police inspector Ann Lindell finally returns in internationally bestselling and award-winning Kjell Eriksson's newest novel. Police inspector Ann Lindell has left the Uppsala police and is living a quiet life, producing local cheese in a small town in Uppland. But life in the country is not as idyllic as it seems. On New Year's Eve someone sets fire to the former village school which is now a home for asylum seekers, and three people are killed. Ann Lindell's investigative instincts come back to life and soon she takes on the case. She is contacted by a person who has been involved in a previous investigation and who wants to warn her. His message is short and clear: Many will die. A few weeks later a bomb explodes in a suburb of Stockholm. Kjell Eriksson wrote seven highly acclaimed novels about Ann Lindell, beginning with award-winner The Princess of Burundi, and now, after ten years, he returns to the Uppsala region and his sympathetic police inspector. The Night of the Fire is the first of two new volumes featuring Ann Lindell"--Provided by publisher.


Secret world / M.J. Trow.

cover imageJune, 1589. Now a feted poet and playwright, Kit Marlowe is visiting his family in Canterbury. But it's not the happy homecoming he had hoped for. A long-standing family friend has been found dead in her bed, killed by several blows to the head. Convinced that the wrong person has been found guilty of the crime, Marlowe determines to uncover the truth.


Eleventh hour : a Kit Marlowe mystery / M.J. Trow.

cover image"April, 1590. The queen's spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, is dead, leaving a dangerous power vacuum. His former right hand man, Nicholas Faunt, believes he was poisoned and has ordered Kit Marlowe to discover who killed him. To find the answers, Marlowe must consult the leading scientists and thinkers in the country. But as he questions the members of the so-called School of Night, the playwright-turned-spy becomes convinced that at least one of them is hiding a deadly secret. If he is to outwit the most enquiring minds in Europe and unmask the killer within, Marlowe must devise an impossibly ingenious plan..." -- Book jacket.


Queen's progress / M.J. Trow.

cover image1591. The Queen is embarking on a Royal Progress, visiting some of the grandest homes in England, and Kit Marlowe has been sent on ahead to ensure all goes smoothly. When his reconnaissance mission is derailed by a series of alarming and tragic incidents, Marlowe suspects there's a conspiracy to sabotage the Progress. Who is pulling the strings - and why?


The reckoning / M.J. Trow.

cover image"December, 1592. England is entering dangerous waters as thoughts turn to the question of the ageing Queen Elizabeth's successor. Christopher Marlowe meanwhile is leading a troupe of the Lord Chamberlain's Men on tour with a controversial new play. Marlowe expects his latest play, Edward II, to ruffle feathers. What he doesn't expect is it to lead to is sudden, violent death. The morning the tour is due to begin, the newest member of the cast is found stabbed to death in the local brothel. And when a second murder, and then a third, disrupt rehearsals for the inaugural performance in the Great Hall at Scudbury Manor, it becomes clear that someone is determined to prevent this play from being performed - at any cost. But who ... and why?"--Publisher description..


Dark entry / M.J. Trow.

cover imageCambridge, 1583. When one of his friends is discovered dead in his King's College room, mouth open in a silent, black-edged scream, Marlowe refuses to accept the official verdict of suicide.


Traitor's storm / M.J. Trow.

cover image"May, 1588. With Elizabeth Is court rocked by stories of an imminent invasion and one of his key undercover agents missing, Sir Francis Walsingham despatches Kit Marlowe to the Isle of Wight off the south coast: the first line of defence against the approaching Spanish Armada."--Amazon.


Silent court / M.J. Trow.

cover image"November, 1583. Desperate not to let the Netherlands fall into the hands of Catholic Spain, the Queen's spymaster orders Cambridge scholar and novice spy Christopher Marlowe to go there to assist its beleaguered leader, William the Silent. However, travelling in disguise as part of a troupe of Egyptian players, Marlowe encounters trouble even before he leaves England. When the players make a detour to perform at the home of Dr John Dee, one of their tricks ends in tragedy - and an arrest for murder ..."--Publisher's Internet site.


The turning tide / Catriona McPherson.

cover image"It's the breezy Scottish summer of 1936 and aristocratic sleuth Dandy Gilver, along with trusted colleague Alec Osborne, has been called to solve the strange case of the Cramond Ferrywoman, on the Firth of Forth. From their cheerless digs in a local stately home, Dandy and Alec track Vesper Kemp, the ferrywoman, to a tiny tidal island. She seems to have lost her mind, roaming the beaches in rags, ranting about snakes and mercury. What is even more troubling, is that Vesper claims she murdered Peter Haslett, a young man who fell into the river, trying to row past one of its four water mills, and drowned. A group of worried Cramond residents - the minister, the innkeeper and the lady of the big house - are determined that Vesper is innocent. But with the four local millers themselves remaining oddly tight-lipped and with all the suspicious strangers who lurk about the village, Dandy and Alec have their work cut out for them. And they closer they get to the answers they seek, the stronger the sense that great danger lies beneath the surface of these murky waters."--Publisher description.


Egg drop dead [large print] / Vivien Chien.

cover image"It was supposed to be a fancy, intimate dinner party by the pool. Instead, Lana Lee's first-ever catering event turns into full-course madness when a domestic worker is found dead. Is the party's host Donna Feng, the sweet-and-sour owner of the Asia Village shopping plaza where Ho-Lee is situated, somehow to blame? That's what Lana--whose plate is already plenty full with running the restaurant, pleasing her often-disapproving mother, and fretting over her occasionally-serious boyfriend Detective Adam Trudeau--must find out. Before the police arrived at the crime scene, Donna had entrusted an odd piece of evidence to Lana: a thumb drive shaped like a terra-cotta soldier. Now it's up to Lana to lead her own investigation, digitally and in real life, into a world of secrets involving Donna's earlier life in China, whether the victim had a dark agenda, and if the killer is still out there. . .and plans to strike again"-- Provided by publisher.


The man in the microwave oven / Susan Cox.

cover image"Fleeing from a murder and family tragedy in her native England, where she was the scandal du jour for the tabloid press, Theo Bogart changed her name and built an undercover life in a close-knit San Francisco neighborhood. She didn't expect to find love and friendship there, and now she doesn't know how--or if--to reveal the truth. After a confrontation with a difficult neighbor, Theo fears her secrets are about to be uncovered after all. When the woman who threatened to expose her is murdered, Theo is embroiled in the kind of jeopardy she crossed an ocean to escape. Worse yet, dangerous family secrets have followed her. Theo's grandfather unveils a glimpse of the shadowy world he once inhabited as an agent for the British Secret Service, bringing an even bigger breed of trouble--and another death--to Theo's doorstep. She finds herself fighting to protect herself, her family, and her new friends, aware that one of them might be a murderer."-- Provided by publisher.


Sherlock Holmes & the beast of the Stapletons / James Lovegrove.

cover image"1894. The monstrous Hound of the Baskervilles has been dead for five years, along with its no less monstrous owner, the naturalist Jack Stapleton. Sir Henry Baskerville is living contentedly at Baskerville Hall with his new wife Audrey and their young son Harry. Until, that is, Audrey's lifeless body is found on the moors, drained of blood. It would appear some fiendish creature is once more at large on Dartmoor and has, like its predecessor, targeted the unfortunate Baskerville family. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are summoned to Sir Henry's aid, and our heroes must face a marauding beast that is the very stuff of nightmares."--Publisher description.


Fortune favors the dead : a novel / Stephen Spotswood.

cover image"New York, 1942: Willowjean "Will" Parker is a scrappy circus runaway whose knife-throwing skills have just saved the life of private investigator, Lillian Pentecost. Lillian's multiple sclerosis means she can't keep up with her old case load alone, so she wants to hire Will to be her right-hand woman. In return, Will is to receive a salary, room and board, and training in Lillian's very particular art of investigation. Three years later: Will and Lillian are on a case: Abigail Collins was found bludgeoned to death with a crystal ball following a big, boozy Halloween party at her home; her body in the same chair where her steel magnate husband shot himself the year before - in a locked room. The case involves messages from the dead, a seductive spiritualist, and Becca Collins - daughter of the deceased. When Will and Becca start a relationship, Will discovers she may have become the murderer's next target.--Publisher.


Murder in old Bombay / Nev March.

cover image"In 19th century Bombay, Captain Jim Agnihotri channels his idol, Sherlock Holmes, in Nev March's Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award-winning debut. In 1892, Bombay is the center of British India. Nearby, Captain Jim Agnihotri lays in Poona military hospital recovering from a skirmish on the wild northern frontier, with little to read but newspapers. The case that catches Jim's attention is being called the crime of the century: Two women fell from the busy university's clock tower in broad daylight. Moved by the widower of one of the victims - his certainty that his wife and sister did not commit suicide - Jim approaches the Framjis and is hired by the Parsee family to investigate what happened that terrible afternoon. But in a land of divided loyalties, asking questions is dangerous. Jim's investigation disturbs the shadows that seem to follow the Framji family and triggers an ominous chain of events. Based on real events, and set against the vibrant backdrop of colonial India, Nev March's lyrical debut Murder in Old Bombay brings this tumultuous historical age to life"-- Provided by publisher.


Without a brew / Ellie Alexander.

cover image"It's winter in the Bavarian village of Leavenworth, Washington, which for Sloan Krause means lots of layers, pine and citrus-flavored craft beers, and getting the new guest rooms at Nitro, the brewery where she works, into tip top shape before the next weekend's IceFest. Unfortunately, Sloan and her boss Garrett are learning that not every guest in the brewery is up for a hopping good time. While the couple staying with them, Brad and Ali, seem completely smitten, a quartet arrives in the evening demanding rooms and showing off flashy Seattle credentials. Sloan and Garrett are less than impressed, but agree to rent rooms to the quarrelsome quartet. The final guest, Liv, wasn't planning on an overnight stay in Leavenworth, but seems eager to take Sloan up on the offer of sanctuary from the snow--at least before she has a strange run in with local mechanic Taylor, to say nothing of the knowing looks and even physical altercations that take place between Liv and the other guests. Sloan could be imagining things, but when Liv's room is found trashed the next morning, a hateful message painted on her car, and Liv herself is no where to be found, Sloan is convinced another mystery is brewing. And with many of the potential suspects hunkering down under Nitro's roof, she knows her co-workers and friends won't be safe until serves up the killer a hoppy pint of justice."-- Provided by publisher.


Murder by milk bottle / Lynne Truss.

cover image"The August bank holiday is approaching and after two extremely high-profile murder cases, Constable Twitten is eagerly anticipating a quiet spell at work. But then they find the bodies - and the milk bottles. Three seemingly unconnected victims - a hard-working AA patrolman, a would-be Beauty Queen, a catty BBC radio personality - have all been killed with the same, highly unusual murder weapon. Constable Twitten, Sergeant Brunswick and Inspector Steine are initially baffled, the town is alarmed, and the local newspaper is delighted: after all, what sells papers better than a killer on the loose? Can our redoubtable trio solve the case and catch this most curious of killers before they strike again?"--Provided by publisher.


Absence of mercy / S.M. Goodwin.

cover image"Forced by his father's political connections to relocate to pre-Civil War New York, former Crimean War hero Jasper Lightner teams up with misfit detective Hieronymous Law to investigate a philanthropist's murder and wrongful charges targeting an innocent woman."--Publisher.


Scavenger hunt / Robert Ferrigno.

cover imageJimmy Gage is a reporter for Slap magazine in Los Angeles, a troublemaker by trade and inclination, with fast hands and too much curiosity for his own good.


Midwinter murder : fireside tales from the queen of mystery / Agatha Christie.

cover imageEleven wintry whodunits from Agatha Christie, including stories featuring Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.


A curious incident / Vicki Delany.

cover imageAfter Gemma helps a little girl find her lost cat, the child returns seeking further assistance when her mother is accused of killing her garden club rival.


Saddled with murder / Eileen Brady.

cover image"It's Christmas season and veterinarian Kate Turner is definitely not feeling jolly. She's overworked, unappreciated, dealing with two dissatisfied clients AND a complicated personal life. Then, both dissatisfied clients pass away within two weeks of each other. Coincidence, right? But when Kate's ex-boyfriend, Jeremy, is mugged and robbed after they have a heated argument in the hospital parking lot, all the coincidences seem to point to something a little more sinister... The fifth entry in the delightful, animal-focused mystery series finds Kate with her hands tied while trying to juggle her love-life, work, and a murder investigation"-- Provided by publisher.


Premeditated mortar / Kate Carlisle.

cover imageShannon Hammer is about to embark on one of the biggest projects of her career. Her best friend Jane Hennessey has purchased one wing of the Gables, formerly the old state insane asylum, located on a bucolic hillside two miles northeast of Lighthouse Cove. Jane plans to turn her section into a small luxury hotel complete with twenty ocean-view rooms, a spa, and a restaurant. Shannon is raring to get started on the enormous project and is shocked when a group of unruly protesters shows up at the groundbreaking ceremony and wreaks havoc. She's even more freaked-out when someone pushes her into a pit of bricks in a closed-off room of the asylum. Despite her close call, Shannon wants nothing more than to get back to work until she finds a body not far from where she was pushed. Now Shannon is determined to get to the bottom of the goings-on at the Gables even if it kills her.


A dangerous language : a Rowland Sinclair mystery / Sulari Gentill.

cover image"1930s Australia A disgraced Minister, an unidentified corpse, and an scorned ex-flame all bring their own special type of bedlam in this newest addition to this politically thrilling historical mystery series by Sulari Gentill. When Rowland Sinclair volunteers his services as a pilot to fly the renowned international peace advocate, Egon Kisch, between Fremantle and Melbourne, he is unaware of how dangerous the mission will be. Sinclair not only faces down murderous fascists, but a hostile government intent on keeping Kisch out of Australia. When a communist agent is murdered, Rowland finds himself drawn into a deadly world of politics and assassination"-- Provided by publisher.


The witch hunter / Max Seeck ; translation by Kristian London.

cover image"A shocking murder in an affluent Helsinki suburb has ties to the occult in this thrilling US debut from Finnish author Max Seeck. A bestselling author's wife has been found dead in a gorgeous black evening gown, sitting at the head of a formally set dinner table. Her most chilling feature - her face is frozen in a ghastly smile. At first it seems as though a deranged psychopath is reenacting the gruesome murders from the victim's husband's bestseller, The Witch Hunter. But investigator Jessica Niemi soon realizes she's not looking for a single killer but rather dozens of believers in a sinister form of witchcraft. They know her every move and are always one step ahead. As the bodies start piling up, Jessica knows they won't stop until they get what they want. And when her dark past comes to light, Jessica finds herself battling her own demons while desperately trying to catch a coven of killers before they claim their next victim"-- Provided by publisher.


Bad Axe County / John Galligan.

cover imageTwelve years ago, Heidi White's parents were shot to death on their Wisconsin dairy farm. The police declared it a murder-suicide and closed the case. But that night, Heidi found the one clue she knew could lead to the truth -- if only the investigators would listen. Now Heidi White is Heidi Kick, wife of local baseball legend Harley Kick and mother of three small children. She's also the interim sheriff in Bad Axe. Half the county wants Heidi elected but the other half will do anything to keep her out of law enforcement. And with a deadly ice storm approaching, tensions rise and long-buried secrets rise to the surface. As freezing rain washes out roads and rivers flood their banks, Heidi finds herself on the trail of a missing teenaged girl. Someone is planting clues for her to find, exposing some unpleasant truths that point disturbingly close to home. With a murder to solve, a missing girl to save, and a monster to bring to justice, Heidi is on the cusp of shaking her community to its core -- and finding out what really happened the night her parents died.


The last tea bowl thief / Jonelle Patrick.

cover imageModern-day Japan. Robin Swann's life in Tokyo is grinding to a halt. She's stuck in a dead-end job testing antiquities for an auction house, but her true love is poetry, not pottery. Her stalled dissertation sits on her laptop, unopened in months, and she has no one to confide in but her goldfish. On the other side of town, Nori Okuda sells rice bowls and tea cups to Tokyo restaurants, as her family has done for generations. But with her grandmother in the hospital and the shop next door stealing their best customers, the family business is foundering. If her luck doesn't change - and soon - everything she's worked so hard to build will collapse around her ears. The two women have nothing in common, until they learn that both their futures depend on possessing a cultural treasure that went missing before they were born. The past sets the stage for the hunt, while the elusive tea bowl leads Nori and Robin to secrets that make them question everything they believe. As they close in on the prize, it becomes clear that they will have to choose between seizing their dreams or righting the terrible wrong that has been poisoning the legacy of the tea bowl for centuries.


Non Fiction


Julian Bond's time to teach : a history of the southern civil rights movement / Julian Bond ; edited by Pamela Horowitz and Jeanne Theoharis ; foreword by Pamela Horowitz ; introduction by Jeanne Theoharis ; photographs by Danny Lyon ; afterword by Vann R. Newkirk II.

cover image"Compiled from his original lecture notes, Julian Bond's Time to Teach brings his invaluable teachings to a new generation of readers and provides a necessary toolkit for today's activists in the era of Black Lives Matter."-- Provided by publisher.


The case for Keto : rethinking weight control and the science and practice of low-carb/high-fat eating / Gary Taubes.

cover image"For years health organizations have preached the same rules for losing weight: restrict your calories, eat less, exercise more. It's simple enough. So why doesn't it work for millions of overweight or obese Americans? Gary Taubes sets the record straight--clarifying a century of misunderstanding about the differences between diet, weight control, and health--and gives us a revolutionary manifesto for the 21st-century diet, and a primer on how low-carbohydrate, high-fat/ketogenic diets can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight for life. Taubes's book puts the ketogenic diet movement in the necessary historical and scientific perspective. It makes clear the vital misconceptions in how we've come to think about obesity and diet (no, people do not become fat simply because they eat too much; hormones play the critical role) and uses the collected clinical experience of the medical community to provide essential practical advice"-- Provided by publisher.


The lazy genius way : embrace what matters, ditch what doesn't, and get stuff done / Kendra Adachi.

cover image"Be productive without sacrificing peace of mind with the Lazy Genius strategy of focusing on what really matters and ignoring what doesn't. If you need a comprehensive self-help strategy but are tired of reading stacks of self-help books, here is an easy way that actually works. No more cobbling together life hacks and productivity strategies from dozens of authors and still feeling tired. The struggle is real, but it doesn't have to be in charge"-- Provided by publisher.


Pappyland : a story of family, fine bourbon, and the things that last / Wright Thompson.

cover image"The story of how Julian Van Winkle III, the caretaker of the most coveted cult Kentucky Bourbon whiskey in the world, fought to protect his family's heritage and preserve the taste of his forebears, in a world where authenticity, like his product, is in very short supply. As a journalist said of Pappy Van Winkle, "You could call it bourbon, or you could call it a $5,000 bottle of liquified, barrel-aged unobtanium." Julian Van Winkle, the third-generation head of his family's business, is now thought of as something like the Buddha of Bourbon - Booze Yoda, as Wright Thompson calls him. He is swarmed wherever he goes, and people stand in long lines to get him to sign their bottles of Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve, the whiskey he created to honor his grandfather, the founder of the family concern. A bottle of the 23-year-old Pappy starts at $3000 on the internet. As Julian is the first to say, things have gone completely nuts. Forty years ago, Julian would have laughed in astonishment if you'd told him what lay ahead. He'd just stepped in to try to save the business after his father had died, partly of heartbreak, having been forced to sell the old distillery in a brutal downturn in the market for whiskey. Julian's grandfather had presided over a magical kingdom of craft and connoisseurship, a genteel outfit whose family ethos generated good will throughout Kentucky and far beyond. There's always a certain amount of romance to the marketing of spirits, but Pappy's mission statement captured something real: "We make fine bourbon - at a profit if we can, at a loss if we must, but always fine bourbon." But now the business had hit the wilderness years, and Julian could only hang on for dear life, stubbornly committed to preserving his namesake's legacy or going down with the ship. Then something like a miracle happened: it turned out that hundreds of very special barrels of whiskey from the Van Winkle family distillery had been saved by the multinational conglomerate that bought it. With no idea what they had, they offered to sell it to Julian, who scrambled to beg and borrow the funds. Now he could bottle a whiskey whose taste captured his family's legacy. The result would immediately be hailed as the greatest whiskey in the world - and would soon be the hardest to find. But now, those old barrels were used up, and Julian Van Winkle faced the challenge of his lifetime: how to preserve the taste of Pappy, the taste of his family's heritage, in a new age? The amazing Wright Thompson was invited to be his wingman as he set about to try. The result is an extraordinary testimony to the challenge of living up to your legacy and the rewards that come from knowing and honoring your people and your craft. Wright learned those lessons from Julian as they applied to the honest work of making a great bourbon whiskey in Kentucky, but he couldn't help applying them to his own craft, writing, and his upbringing in Mississippi, as he and his wife contemplated the birth of their first child. May we all be lucky enough to find some of ourselves, as Wright Thompson did, in Julian Van Winkle, and in Pappyland"-- Provided by publisher.


Make life beautiful / Syd and Shea McGee.

cover image"For the millions of followers who turn to Syd and Shea McGee for advice on building a beautiful home and life, Make Life Beautiful is a behind-the-scenes look into how the couple transformed Shea's small room of fabric samples and big dream of becoming a designer into one of the most successful and fastest-growing interior design businesses in the country."--Back cover


This book will make you kinder : an empathy handbook / Henry James Garrett.

cover image"From the creator of @Drawings of Dogs comes this illustrated examination of empathy and the necessity of being kinder. Building on his academic studies in metaethics and using his signature animal cartoons, the author explores the sources and the limitations of human empathy and the many ways that we can work toward being our best selves for the people around us and the society we need to build"-- Provided by publisher.


Friendshipping : the art of finding friends, being friends, and keeping friends / Jenn Bane and Trin Garritano ; [cover and interior illustrations by Jean Wei].

cover image"With eight billion people in the world, why is it so hard to meet and make new friends? Making friends as an adult is not easy. Keeping friends isn't easy, either. There are legitimate obstacles in our way: we're busy, we're anxious, and too often, we're far away. Jenn Bane and Trin Garritano, hosts of the feel-good podcast Friendshipping, know this better than anyone, and they've distilled the heart of their show into this must-have book for anyone who is feeling a little lonely or lost in the challenging landscape of grown-up relationships. You'll learn how to make the journey from acquaintance to friend, why saying "Let's hang out sometime," is rarely an effective invitation, and why it's completely OK to unfollow your pal on social media. Illustrated throughout with Jean Wei's dynamic art, here are the tips and tools readers need to make new pals and improve the quality of existing friendships. Insightful, empathetic, and just a touch irreverent, the advice stresses practicality, self-forgiveness, and inclusivity, with scripts and step-by step guides for making and keeping friendships that are fulfilling, accepting, and lasting"-- Provided by publisher.


Exercised : why something we never evolved to do is healthy and rewarding / Daniel E. Lieberman.

cover image"This highly engaging landmark work, a natural history of exercise--by the author of the best seller The Story of the Human Body--seeks to answer a fundamental question: were you born to run or rest? The first three parts of Exercised roughly follow the evolutionary story of human physical activity and inactivity, even as each chapter shatters a particular myth about exercise. Because we cannot understand physical activity without understanding its absence, Part One begins with physical inactivity. What are our bodies doing when we take it easy, including when we sit or sleep? Part Two explores physical activities that require speed, strength, and power, such as sprinting, lifting, and fighting. Part Three surveys physical activities that involve endurance, such as walking, running, or dancing, as well as their effect on aging. Part Four considers how anthropological and evolutionary approaches can help us exercise better in the modern world. How can we more effectively manage to exercise, and in what ways? To what extent, how, and why do different types and durations of exercise help prevent or treat the major diseases that are likely to make us sick and kill us? -- Provided by publisher.


Let that sh*t go : find peace of mind and happiness in your everyday / Nina Purewal and Kate Petriw.

cover image"It's no wonder you can't calm down: your to-do list is as long as your arm, your bank balance keeps dropping, you feel guilty for not calling your parents more often and there always seems to be a big deadline to meet at work. You need a serious breather--but you can barely find time to shower, let alone to exercise or meditate. In Let That Sh*t Go, Nina Purewal and Kate Petriw share the wisdom they've gained though decades of practising and teaching others to find peace of mind no matter how busy they are. Learn to put your life in perspective, take each day one step at a time and steal moments of calm amid the chaos. And remember: it's not worth holding onto that sh*t."--Page 4 of cover.


Unsolaced : along the way to all that is / Gretel Ehrlich.

cover image"From one of our most intrepid and eloquent adventurers of the natural world: an account of her search for home--experiences traveling in Greenland, the North Pole, the Channel Islands of California, Japan; of herding animals in Wyoming and Montana, and her embrace of the balance between the ordinary and celestial. In The Solace of Open Spaces, Gretel Ehrlich announced her aspiration as a writer to assign the physical qualities of the earth--weather, light and wind--to our contemporary age. In Unsolaced, thirty-five years later, Ehrlich shows us how these forces have shaped her experience and her understanding as she recalls the split-end strands of friendships spliced to new loves, houses built and lived in, conversations that shifted outlooks, as she tries to catch a glimpse of herself and the places she has sought as an anchor for her spirit. Ehrlich's quest is not for the comfort of permanence, but for transience, the need to be unsettled--to find stillness in the disquiet of engagement, to find in the landscapes of earth, ice, climate, genetic mayhem, and shifting canvas of memory--the possibility of longing. Ehrlich's voice is a unique amalgam of poetry and science, her attention held fast by the vegetation and animals she cares for, the lyric exaltation of insight that gives both her and her readers an intimation of a greater whole"-- Provided by publisher.


Fantastic origami sea creatures : 20 incredible paper models / Hisao Fukui.

cover imageDive under the sea with these realistic marine origami models! In Fantastic Origami Sea Creatures, Japanese origami expert Hisao Fukui shows you how to create incredibly detailed aquatic wildlife, including a giant squid, prehistoric creatures and even a massive blue whale calf! The step-by-step folding instructions and photos in this book present 20 challenging and amazingly lifelike models -- from intermediate to complex in terms of their level of difficulty.


Plant-powered protein : 125 recipes for using today's amazing meat alternatives / Nava Atlas ; photographs by Hannah Kaminsky.

cover image"The delicious products coming from companies like Beyond Meat, Impossible Burger, and Good Catch mean you don't have to sacrifice burgers, tacos, and other meaty favorites to eat a plant-based diet. Plant-Powered Protein offers 125 recipes that use protein alternatives thoughtfully alongside other whole foods and fresh vegetables, bridging the divide between the traditional American comfort food diet and the whole foods plant-based approach. Vegan cookbook expert Nava Atlas recreates your favorites, including Kung Pao Chicken, Carne Asada Fries, BLTs, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Gnocchi with Sausage and Peppers, Crabless Cakes, Chicken Parm, and dozens of others. These meals will satisfy staunch meat-lovers, picky eaters, and health-nuts alike. Plus, all of them are easy to prepare--perfect for your weeknight dinner, Sunday brunch, or summer BBQ"-- Provided by publisher.


The power of ethics : how to make good choices in a complicated world / Susan Liautaud ; with Lisa Sweetingham.

cover imageCiting a pervasive moral decline in business, politics, and technology, a Stanford University ethics instructor and corporate ethics advisor outlines strategic practices for ethical decision making that can transform society for the better.


Laziness does not exist : a defense of the exhausted, exploited, and overworked / Dr. Devon Price.

cover imageA social psychologist uncovers the psychological basis of the "laziness lie," which originated with the Puritans and has ultimately created blurred boundaries between work and life with modern technologies and offers advice for not succumbing to societal pressure to "do more."


The fasting fix : eat smarter, fast better, live longer / Andreas Michalsen, MD, PhD, with Suzann Kirschner-Brouns ; [translated from German by Laura Wagner].

cover image"The Fasting Fix lays out the science behind how fasting, when combined with a healthy diet, can heal chronic illnesses and help people to live longer. The author, a physician and expert on fasting, explains which foods people should eat and which should be avoided. He introduces several different fasting methods, and offers simple recipes for foods that support a fasting regimen"-- Provided by publisher.



The complete guide to modern massage : step-by-step massage basics and techniques from around the world / Ryan Jay Hoyme, LMT, BCTMB.

cover imageMassage is a natural method to relieve pain and reduce stress--and anyone can learn how to do it. The Complete Guide to Modern Massage offers an updated reference to learn popular techniques and feel the physical and emotional benefits of massage. From classic styles such as Swedish or Shiatsu to new favorites like Ayurvedic and Thai, this massage guide offers illustrated, step-by-step instruction to master techniques from around the world. Complete with massage practices for pain relief, you'll learn how to heal your family, friends, partners, and even yourself of common ailments with your own two hands.


Fearless gardening : be bold, break the rules, and grow what you love / Loree Bohl.

cover imageEmbrace your inner rebel and create the garden you want—even if it breaks the rules. Loree Bohl, the voice behind the popular blog the danger garden, shows how it’s done in Fearless Gardening, with zone-busting ideas and success stories. Bohl’s own gorgeous home garden inspires, with agaves that shrug off ice storms, palms that thrive in the rain, and planting risks that are beautifully rewarded.


So to speak : 11,000 expressions that'll knock your socks off / by Shirley Kobliner and Harold Kobliner, Ph.D.

cover image"Engage with everyday expressions in a completely different (and fun!) way, with this entertaining and interactive book of common phrases that can turn a humdrum gathering into a raucous game night. We use expressions all the time. When you feel sick, you're "under the weather." When you feel great, you're "on top of the world." You may be fine with "half a loaf," or you may insist on "the whole enchilada." But whether you're a "smart cookie" or a tough one, you-and almost everyone you know-have a veritable smorgasbord of expressions stored deep in your brain"-- Provided by publisher.


In search of Tom Slick : explorer and visionary / Catherine Nixon Cooke.

cover image"In this revised and expanded edition of her previously published biography, Catherine Nixon Cooke, niece of Tom Slick, has mined personal letters, family papers, archives of the institutes founded by her uncle, and other resources to tell more of the story of this enigmatic, energetic adventurer. A larger-than-life Texas oilman, entrepreneur, and explorer, Slick trekked the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti, developed new breeds of cattle, discovered major oil fields, and founded several research institutes, including the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, the Southwest Research Institute, and the Mind Science Foundation, all located in San Antonio. He even wrote and published on the topic of world peace in the 1950s; the Tom Slick World Peace Lectures at the University of Texas's LBJ Library and the endowed Tom Slick Professorship of World Peace were established after his death in 1962. His wide range of accomplishments is all the more remarkable when one realizes that he died at the relatively young age of 46. Illustrated throughout with rare historic photographs, this new edition of "In Search of Tom Slick: Visionary of the Unknown" will introduce a new readership to this influential, yet little known figure in modern history"-- Provided by publisher.


The book of home how-to : complete photo guide to home repair & improvement / the editors of Cool Springs Press.

cover imageThe most complete book on the market for homeowners, the BLACK+DECKER The Book of Home How-To, Updated 2nd Edition offers current, full color step-by-step photographic instruction for thousands of home repair and home maintenancejobs. --Publisher


An underground life : memoirs of a gay Jew in Nazi Berlin / Gad Beck ; written with Frank Heibert ; translated by Allison Brown.

cover imageThat a Jew living in Nazi Berlin survived the Holocaust at all is surprising. That he was a homosexual and a teenage leader in the resistance and yet survived is amazing. But that he endured the ongoing horror with an open heart, with love and without vitriol, and has written about it so beautifully is truly miraculous. This is Gad Beck's story.--From publisher description.


Fundamentals : ten keys to reality / Frank Wilczek.

cover imageNobel laureate Wilczek presents ten insights that illuminate what the world is and how it works. Fundamentals is built around a simple but profound idea: the models of the world we construct as children are practical and adequate for everyday life, but they do not bring in the surprising and mind-expanding revelations of modern science. To do that, we must look at the world anew, combining clear thinking with an openness to wonder. This "born again" world is in many ways larger, fuller, and much stranger than it appears. Through an exploration of space, time, matter, and ideas--and equipped with facts, questions, and speculations--Wilczek guides us through the past, present, and future of fundamental science.


Growing old [large print]: notes on aging with something like grace / Elizabeth Marshall Thomas.

cover image"Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has spent a lifetime observing the natural world, chronicling the customs of pre-contact hunter-gatherers and the secret lives of deer and dogs. In this book, the capstone of her long career, Thomas, now eighty-eight, turns her keen eye to her own life. The result is an account of growing old that is at once funny and charming and intimate and profound, both a memoir and a life-affirming map all of us may follow to embrace our later years with grace and dignity. A charmingly intimate account and a broad look at the social and historical traditions related to aging, Growing Old explores a wide range of issues connected with growing older, from stereotypes of the elderly as burdensome to the methods of burial humans have used throughout history to how to deal with a concerned neighbor who assumes you're buying cat food to eat for dinner."--Provided by publisher.


Mini amigurumi animals : 26 tiny creatures to crochet / Sarah Abbondio ; English translation by Burravoe Translation Services.

cover image26 fabulously cute tiny amigurumi animals to crochet and hang on keyrings, bags and phones. This charming book is full of wonderfully cute tiny animals, such as a dog, cat, camel, monkey and rabbit, that can be crocheted by small amounts of yarn in your stash - all you need is a crochet hook and some yarn. The animals can be used to hang on keyrings, baby buggies, watches, bag pendants, as little toy figures for a doll's house, or whatever you like. There are 26 cute little amigurumi animals to choose from, so there is plenty of choice!


Stuff you should know : an incomplete compendium of mostly interesting things / Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant with Nils Parker.

cover imageThe duo behind the massively successful podcast "Stuff You Should Know" offers an unexpected look at weird, fascinating, delightful, or unexpected elements of a wide variety of topics, featuring new subjects that they've long wondered about and wanted to explore.


The best American travel writing 2020 / edited and with an introduction by Robert Macfarlane ; Jason Wilson, series editor.

cover image"The best travel writing essays of 2019 are collected in this volume that explores what it means to travel somewhere new"-- Provided by publisher


What color is your parachute? : your guide to a lifetime of meaningful work and career success / Richard N. Bolles with Katharine Brooks.

cover image"In today's challenging job-market, as recent grads face a shifting economic landscape and seek work that pays and inspires, as workers are laid off mid-career, and as people search for an inspiring work-life change, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. This completely updated edition features the latest resources, strategies, and perspectives on today's job market, revealing surprising advice on what works--and what doesn't--so you can focus your efforts on tactics that yield results."-- Publisher's description.



Chicken soup for the soul : Christmas is in the air : 101 stories about the most wonderful time of the year / [compiled by] Amy Newmark.

cover imageChristmas is in the air! Prepare to be inspired by these tales of giving, gratitude, and kindness. You'll also pick up some creative ways to make your own holidays even more special, with new plans for family fun, gift ideas, and activiities.


Minor characters : a young woman's coming-of-age in the beat orbit of Jack Kerouac / Joyce Johnson.

cover imageDuring the late Fifties, as a cultural revolution blossomed in downtown New York, the 21-year-old author was part of a circle that included Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, LeRoi and Hettie Jones, Gregory Corso, Robert Frank, Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline. Her story starts as a tale of adolescent rebellion and then becomes a meditation on the relations between the sexes. --Publisher description.


Getting through it : reclaim & rebuild your life after adversity, change, or trauma / [Alexandra Chauran].

cover image"Having battled life-threatening illness and gone through a complicated divorce, former hospital chaplain Alexandra Chauran has spent years developing the best strategies for getting through incredible hardships. In this book she shares personal stories and proven techniques for healing and handling trauma"-- Provided by publisher.


Women's diaries of the westward journey / [collected by] Lillian Schlissel ; foreword by Mary Clearman Blew.

cover imageIncludes "writings of more than a hundred women" who experienced the "trip across the continent."


Fodor's essential Hawaii / writers: Karen Anderson [and 12 others].

cover imageWhether you want to hike a crater in Maui, relax on Waikiki beach, or attend a luau, the local Fodor#x92;s travel experts in Hawaii are here to help! Fodor#x92;s Essential Hawaii guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has been fully-redesigned with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos.



Homeschooling for absolute beginners : make learning at home simple, affordable, fun and effective / Lorilee Lippincott.

cover image"The mere thought of homeschooling can be overwhelming. What curriculum do I choose? What if we can't afford all the books? How do I schedule our time? Will my children become socially awkward recluses? What if I screw up my kids' education?! Lorilee Lippincott, a seasoned homeschooling mom, shows just how simple homeschooling can be. But homeschooling well does require some planning and dedication, and a book like The Homeschooling Handbook to be your guide. Here you'll find all your questions answered in Lippincott's straightforward, warm, and witty style"-- Provided by publisher.


The complete Calvin and Hobbes / Bill Watterson.

cover imageBrings together every "Calvin and Hobbes" cartoon that has ever appeared in syndication, along with stories and poems from classic collections.


The Berlin shadow : living with the ghosts of the Kindertransport / Jonathan Lichtenstein.

cover image"In 1939, Jonathan Lichtenstein's father Hans escaped Nazi-occupied Berlin as a child refugee on the Kindertransport. Almost every member of his family died after Kristallnacht, and, arriving in England to make his way in the world alone, Hans turned his back on his German Jewish culture. Growing up in post-war rural Wales where the conflict was never spoken of, Jonathan and his siblings were at a loss to understand their father's relentless drive and sometimes eccentric behaviour. As Hans enters old age, he and Jonathan set out to retrace his journey back to Berlin. Published to coincide with the eightieth anniversary, this is a highly compelling account of a father and son's attempt to emerge from the shadows of history. For readers who enjoyed East West Street, The Berlin Shadow is a beautiful memoir about time, trauma and family."--Amazon.


Frugal Mediterranean cooking: easy, affordable recipes for lifelong health / Melanie Lionello.

cover image"Fresh Mediterranean - inspired meals for 3 dollars or less per serving. Healthy eating doesn't need to be expensive or complicated with Melanie Lionello's nutritious and cost-effective Mediterranean recipes. Melanie's wholesome recipes focus in staples of the Mediterranean diet such as fresh fruits and vegetables, plant-based proteins like legumes, grains and pulses in everyday meals, as well as plenty of good-for-you fats like olive oil, nuts, and seeds. These amazingly simple meals are made up of only a few flavorful ingredients, so you'll keep your grocery store visits and budget to a minimum."--Page 4 of cover.


Modern warriors : real stories from real heroes / Pete Hegseth.

cover imageFrom Fox & Friends Weekend cohost Pete Hegseth comes a collection of stories from fifteen of America's greatest heroes--highly decorated Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, marines, Purple Heart recipients, combat pilots, a Medal of Honor recipient, and more--based on Fox Nation's show of the same name.


Rustic joyful food : generations / Danielle Kartes ; photography by Michael Kartes and Jeff Hobson.

cover image"In Rustic Joyful Food: Generations, self-taught cook and frequent Rachel Ray Show guest Danielle Kartes acknowledges the deep influence her family has had on her life. This inspiring cookbook features family-driven comfort food recipes from generations past, updated with a modern twist. Each page resonates with the passion, heart, and experience Danielle brings to her cooking. With beautiful photography and thoughtful stories about each recipe, this approachable, feel-good cookbook will inspire readers to create some multigenerational traditions of their own"-- Provided by publisher.


Incredible archaeology : inspiring places from our human past / edited by Paul Bahn.

cover image"Discover the world's best and most beautiful archaeological sites."-- Provided by publisher.


Adventures in Eden : an intimate tour of the private gardens of Europe / Carolyn Mullet.

cover imageAcres of white-blooming garden rooms on the island of Mallorca. A seven-tiered wonder of stone, plants, and water above Germany's Rhine River. The Garden of Cosmic Speculation in a quiet Scottish valley. These sumptuous landscapes are just three of the fifty destinations you'll visit on this exclusive tour of Europe's most beautiful private gardens. From Belgium to Ireland, Scandinavia to Wales, Carolyn Mullet is your guide through intimate retreats normally off-limits to visitors. Short profiles introduce the intriguing owners and rich histories of each garden and the land they inhabit. Among the featured gardens are works of eminent designers such as Tom Stuart-Smith, Andy Malengier, and Louis Benech. Whether you love exploring faraway places or creating your own landscape haven at home, Adventures in Eden is the ideal armchair getaway--glimpses into personal garden artistry that are sure to spark inspiration.-- Publisher's description.


The nutritionist's kitchen : transform your diet and discover the healing power of whole foods / Carly Kellogg Knowles.

cover image"Informed by a nutritionist's perspective on wellness, The Nutritionist's Kitchen offers recipes that are both delicious and healthy"-- Provided by publisher.


Secrets of the national parks : the expert's guide to the best experiences beyond the tourist trail.

cover imageThe majority of national park visitors often stick to the most celebrated trails and scenic overlooks, missing a whole world of stunning scenery in the process. Informed by park rangers, superintendents, and frequent park visitors, National Geographic Secrets of the National Parks provides inspiration and information to plan your visit beyond the well-trodden, touristy spots in these 32 national parks.


Drink? : the new science of alcohol + your health / Professor David Nutt.

cover image"From after-work happy hour to a nightly glass of wine, we're used to thinking of alcohol as a normal part of our daily lives. In Drink?, neuropharmacology professor David Nutt takes a fascinating, science-based look at drinking to unpack why we should reconsider our favorite pastime. Using cutting-edge scientific research and years of hands-on experience in the field, Nutt delves into the long- and short-term effects of alcohol. He addresses topics such as hormones, mental health, fertility, and addiction, explaining how alcohol travels through our bodies and brains, what happens at each stage of inebriation, and how it effects us even after it leaves our systems. With accessible, easy-to-understand language, Nutt ensures that readers recognize why alcohol can have such a negative influence on our bodies and our society. In the vein of This Naked Mind, Drink? isn't preachy; it simply gives readers clear, evidence-based facts to help them make the most informed choices about their consumption"-- Provided by publisher.


Meal prep in an instant : 56 lightened-up recipes and 7 prep plans for your Instant Pot® / Becca Ludlum.

cover image"Make weekly meal prep in your Instant Pot® easy with over 50 recipes and 7 weekly prep plans … Meal prep has never been easier with an Instant Pot®. With it's versatility and ability to cook quickly and efficiently, you can use your Instant Pot to cook meals for the week ahead, or prepare your meals on your prep day and just dump them into the Instant Pot® for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. With seven customized prep plans, Meal Prep in an Instant will show you how to use your prep day efficiently to prepare three lunch or dinner meals and one breakfast meal, package them up for the week ahead, and enjoy fresh, delicious meals without struggling to figure out what to make for dinner every night. Here's what you'll get: over 50 recipes that will appeal to a variety of tastes and appetities; seven weekly meal plans, each featuring four primary recipes, three alternate recipes, and one dessert, and many of the recipes are dairy-free or vegetarian; detailed prep day plans for every weekly meal plan, each designed to help you maximize your time in the kitchen on your prep day; handy shopping lists and equipment lists to help you execute your plan perfectly and efficiently." -- Description provided by publisher.


The riches of this land : the untold, true story of America's middle class / Jim Tankersley.

cover image"The untold story of what once made America's economy great--and why it now keeps falling into crisis." -- inside front book jacket flap.


Live oak, with moss / Walt Whitman ; art by Brian Selznick ; afterword by Karen Karbiener.

cover imageAs he was turning forty, Walt Whitman wrote twelve poems in a small handmade book he entitled "Live Oak, With Moss." The poems were intensely private reflections on his attraction to and affection for other men. They were also Whitman's most adventurous explorations of the theme of same-sex love, composed decades before the word "homosexual" came into use. Whitman never published the cycle. Instead he cut them up, rearranged them, and hid them in the "Calamus" cluster of poems in the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass. Selznick has been greatly influenced by Whitman and has created more than 100 pages of original images that form a visual narrative around his work which provide a stirring interpretation.This transporting tour de force presents Whitman like never before and will be beloved by Selznick's myriad fans as well as poetry lovers everywhere. An afterword by Professor Karen Karbiener illuminates the story of Whitman's enigmatic cluster of poems, provides keys for interpreting their meanings, and highlights their contemporary significance"-- adapted from the publisher's description and introduction.



Rocking the closet : how Little Richard, Johnnie Ray, Liberace, and Johnny Mathis queered pop music / Vincent L. Stephens.

cover imageThe all-embracing, "whaddya got?" nature of rebellion in Fifties America included pop music's unlikely challenge to entrenched notions of masculinity. Within that upheaval, four prominent artists dared to behave in ways that let the public assume-but not see-their queerness. That these artists cultivated ambiguous sexual personas often reflected an understandable fear, but also a struggle to fulfill personal and professional expectations. Vincent L. Stephens confronts notions of the closet-both coming out and staying in-by analyzing the careers of Liberace, Johnny Mathis, Johnnie Ray, and Little Richard. Appealing to audiences hungry for novelty and exoticism, the four pop icons used performance and queering techniques that ran the gamut. Liberace's flamboyance shared a spectrum with Mathis's intimate sensitivity while Ray's overwrought displays as "Mr. Emotion" seemed worlds apart from Little Richard's raise-the-roof joyousness. As Stephens shows, the quartet not only thrived in an era of gray flannel manhood, they pioneered the ways generations of later musicians would consciously adopt sexual mystery as an appealing and proven route to success.


Lived experience : reflections on LGBTQ life / Delphine Diallo.

cover image"A beautiful series of full-color portraits of LGBTQ people over the age of fifty, accompanied by interviews"-- Provided by publisher.


Matisse/Diebenkorn / edited by Janet Bishop and Katherine Rothkopf.

cover image"This sumptuously illustrated book brings together the work of Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn as never before, illuminating unexpected resonances that connect the two artists across time and space. Featuring stunning pairings of more than 80 paintings and drawings, this book charts the evolution of Matisse's impact on Diebenkorn over the course of Diebenkorn's career. Though they never met, Matisse was an enduring source of inspiration for the Californian artist, and their works share surprising similarities in subject, composition, palette, and technique. Essays by Janet Bishop and Katherine Rothkopf explore how this influence evolved over time, connecting the work of the two painters and highlighting the ways Diebenkorn drew from Matisse's example to forge a style entirely his own. The volume is rounded out by an introduction by John Elderfield, who knew Diebenkorn personally and has curated exhibitions of both artists' work; an essay by Jodi Roberts on parallels between the artists' drawings; and a bibliography documenting Diebenkorn's collection of books about the French artist. The first in-depth examination of the relationship between the work of Diebenkorn and Matisse, this publication offers new ways of understanding both artists"--Provided by publisher.


America's premier gunmakers : Browning / K.D. Kirkland.

cover imageExamines the exacting craftmanship and precision engineering used by American gunmakers. Photos and diagrams included.



America's premier gunmakers : Colt / K.D. Kirkland.

cover image"This book traces the history of Colt from its nineteenth century origins, through the turbulent years that followed, to the present day."


America's premier gunmakers : Remington / K.D. Kirkland.

cover imageLooks at the guns of Remington -- from the first successful breech-loading rifle, the Double Derringer, the Remington 22, Civil War muzzleloaders, the 1905 Model 11 -- and many more.


British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies / John Lee, Ray Bartlett, Gregor Clark, Craig McLachlan, Brendan Sainsbury.

cover imageLonely Planet's British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spot wildlife in Jasper, stroll Stanley Park's Seawall Promenade, and ski the slopes at Whistler - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies and begin your journey now!


Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona / Lilia Menconi.

cover imageWhether you're hiking red rock trails in the Valley of the Sun or relaxing in Scottsdale's resorts, take Arizona at your own speed with Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona.



Rugged access for all : the complete guide to pushiking America's diverse trails / Christopher Kain.

cover image"This book showcases some of the greatest trails across the US that can be completed while pushiking-hiking with someone in a wheelchair, mobility chair, or stroller. Part narrative, part guidebook, this book validates that anyone can experience the natural landscapes our country has to offer, no matter what mobility challenges they may face"-- Provided by publisher.


The little local Portland cookbook : recipes for classic dishes / Danielle Centoni.

cover imageThe Little Local Portland Cookbook brings the essential flavors of Portland, Oregon, to your table. From special coffee drinks and brunch dishes like Huckleberry Hotcakes and Salmon Hash, to delicious Oregon Bay shrimp cocktail, skirt steak with pinot sauce, and Dungeness crab cippino, you’ll find recipes for iconic Portland dishes for every meal. Written by a regional food expert and beautifully illustrated, this little cookbook is the perfect souvenir.


Robert's Rules of order, newly revised in brief : updated to accord with the twelfth edition of the complete manual / Henry M. Robert III, William J. Evans, Daniel H. Honemann, Thomas J. Balch, Daniel E. Seabold, Shmuel Gerber.

cover imageWritten by the same authorship team behind the officially sanctioned Robert's Rules of Order, this short and user-friendly edition takes readers through the rules most often needed at meetings--from debates to amendments to nominations. With sample dialogues and a guide to using the complete edition, Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised in Brief is the essential handbook for parliamentary proceedings.


What they don't teach teens : life safety skills for teens and the adults who care for them / Jonathan Cristall, Esq.

cover image"The 21st century guidebook of life safety skills for teens, their parents, and other caregivers, covering physical safety, sexual consent, social media, your rights with the police, situational awareness, dating violence, smartphones, and more. Young people coming of age today face new risks, expectations, and laws that didn't exist when their parents were young. What They Don't Teach Teens provides teens, tweens, and young adults with up-to-date, realistic strategies to protect themselves against the pitfalls of modern adolescence. Author Jonathan Cristall, once a troubled teen himself and now a veteran prosecutor for the City of Los Angeles, works extensively with teenagers and their families to teach physical, digital, emotional, and legal safety skills. Drawing on Cristall's hands-on experience, What They Don't Teach Teens gives parents and other caregivers techniques for talking to their children about these urgent issues. What They Don't Teach Teens gives sound advice on police interactions and personal safety (your constitutional rights, what to do/not do when stopped by the police while driving, situational awareness, street robberies, gun violence); sexual violence and misconduct (sexual consent, sexual harassment prevention, dating violence, sextortion); and staying safer online (digital footprint and citizenship, cyberbullying, underage sexting, online porn). A must-read for all families, What They Don't Teach Teens is filled with practical guidance, thoughtful insight, and simple-to-use tips and tactics that will empower teens and others to make good choices now and in the future"-- Provided by publisher.


Impossible parenting : creating a new culture of mental health for parents / Olivia Scobie.

cover image"A roadmap for parents who want to feel less pressure and more joy during the intense early years of childrearing. Why is it that research suggests people who don't have kids are happier than people who do? Olivia Scobie provides practical solutions for parents who find themselves pushing beyond their capacity to meet impossible standards, and challenges parents to shift their thinking from child-centred to family-centred. By naming today's unrealistic parenting expectations as impossible from the get-go, Impossible Parenting creates the space to acknowledge harmful expectations for new parents and begins a conversation that focuses on healing and doing the best one can with the resources available."-- Provided by publisher.


Queer intentions : a (personal) journey through LGBTQ+ culture / Amelia Abraham.

cover imageToday, the options and freedoms on offer to LGBTQ+ people living in the West are greater than ever before. But is same-sex marriage, improved media visibility and corporate endorsement all it's cracked up to be? At what cost does this acceptance come? And who is getting left behind, particularly in parts of the world where LGBTQ+ rights aren't so advanced? Combining intrepid journalism with her own personal experience, Amelia Abraham searches for the answers to these urgent challenges, as well as the broader question of what it means to be queer in 2019. With curiosity, good humour and disarming openness, Amelia takes the reader on a thought-provoking and entertaining journey. Join her as she cries at the first same-sex marriage in Britain, loses herself in the world's biggest drag convention in L.A., marches at Pride parades across Europe, visits both a transgender model agency and the Anti-Violence Project in New York to understand the extremes of trans life today, parties in the clubs of Turkey's underground LGBTQ+ scene, and meets a genderless family in progressive Stockholm. Queer intentions provides the ultimate exploration of the joys and pains of being LGBTQ+ in the West at a time when queer culture has never been so mainstream.


500 tattoo designs / Henry Ferguson.

cover imageContains illustrations of five hundred tattoo designs, grouped in the categories of birds, insects, sea life, animals, mythical beings, flowers and foliage, cultures, and symbols, and includes advice on tattoo safety.


Calm the h*ck down : how to let go and lighten up about parenting / Melanie Dale.

cover imageA humorous parenting book that teaches parents how to reduce the stress of raising children by lightening up.


The call me Ishmael phone book : an interactive guide to life-changing books / Stephanie Kent and Logan Smalley.

cover image"One night in 2014, two readers named Logan Smalley and Stephanie Kent discussed their favorite literary opening lines. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," one suggested. "All of this happened, more or less," the other pointed out. And then, one phrase came immediately to mind: "Call Me Ishmael." As they talked more, the pair wondered what would happen if they invited readers to call a phone number and ask them to leave a voicemail about their most beloved books. But who would they be calling? Ishmael, of course. Soon, they had set up a working phone number (a 774 area code, a nod to Ishmael's journey from New Bedford, Massachusetts) and an answering machine greeting. The initial calls they received from family, friends, and coworkers were touching, compelling, and surprising, and the voicemail count grew as word spread. As it did, Logan and Steph decided to take things further: they built actual rotary phones, which could be placed in libraries, schools, and bookstores, allowing readers to customize and listen to pre-loaded voicemails. In the time since, they have received thousands of phone calls from readers, librarians, and students across the United States that share stories about the books that have changed their lives, from The Catcher in the Rye and Beloved to The Sneetches and The House on Mango Street. Now, in The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book, these messages are collected for book lovers everywhere. Designed in the style of the classic Yellow Pages, there is something exciting to discover on each page, from unique phone extensions that have been assigned to each voicemail, as well as transcripts of those calls, literary advertisements, bookstore checklists, bookish Easter eggs, all organized by category. It is a must-have for any bookshelf or nightstand" -- Amazon.com.


Refuge : America's wildest places, exploring the National Wildlife Refuge System / photographs by Ian Shive.

cover imagePhotographer Ian Shive shows you the largest network of protected lands and waters in the world, the National Wildlife Refuge System. From the rugged reaches of Kenai, Alaska, to the vibrant coral reefs of the Palmyra Atoll, the National Wildlife Refuge System is dedicated to the preservation of America's natural habitats. Through the lens of Ian Shive, recipient of the Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography, Refuge will show you the greatest of these landscapes and wildlife, including the migratory birds of Midway Atoll, the golden prairies of the Rocky Flats, and more. Learn from America's leading experts : Includes essays from top environmental and conservation organizations such as the National Wildlife Refuge Association, Earth Island Institute, and the Arctic Refuge Defense Campaign, giving you the context that you need to appreciate these natural wonders. Plan your own journey : A refuge map and index of traversable locations allows you to start planning your trip of a lifetime to these hallowed refuges. Over 300 awe-inspiring images will let you experience more than 40 refuges right from your coffee table, including Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Rachel Carson NWR, Bayou Sauvage NWR, Valle de Oro NWR, National Elk Refuge, and more.


Teaching in Alaska : what I learned in the bush / Julie Bolkan.

cover image"The Molly Hootch Act, a little known (outside Alaska) law, had a profound effect on the education of native Alaskan children. Mandating that every village have a public high school, Alaska scrambled to erect buildings and recruit teachers from the lower 48. Bob and Julie Bolkan answered the call and set off for the remote bush village of Akiak. Among the first outsiders to live and work with the Yup'ik in their small villages, this book tells Julie's story of how she survived the culture clashes, isolation, weather, and her struggles with honey buckets - a candid and often funny account of one gussock woman's 12 years in the Alaskan bush." -- from the back cover.


The brain warrior's way cookbook : over 100 recipes to ignite your energy and focus, attack illness and aging, transform pain into purpose / Tana Amen, BSN, RN, Daniel G. Amen, MD.

cover image"Eat right to optimize your brain and to fight Alzheimer's, depression, obesity, and a host of other illnesses with the help of New York Times bestselling authors Tana Amen and Daniel Amen, MD. In The Brain Warrior's Way, Tana and Daniel Amen share how to develop MASTERY over brain health to prevent Alzheimer's disease, combat depression, reverse aging, and improve overall health. One of the key components of the plan is diet ... In this cookbook, you'll find over 100 simple, delicious recipes that support the principles of the Brain Warrior's Way to heal and optimize the brain--an essential resource for anyone who wants to provide their bodies with the proper fuel to boost energy, focus, memory, and quality of life"-- Provided by publisher.


Visual encyclopedia.

cover image"Here, at last, is the antidote to the internet: an expertly written and beautifully presented reference for a world overloaded with unreliable information. From quantum physics to the square of the hypotenuse, Ancient Rome to the depths of the oceans, this is your one-stop shop for the digital age--clear, simple, accurate, and unbiased. For family, for study, for simple pleasure of discovery."--Back cover.


Goldmine 45 rpm records price guide 8th edition / Dave Thompson.

cover image45RPM records were first introduced in 1949, but it wasn't until the advent of rock 'n' roll that they became part of the scene. Elvis and his Sun Records releases changed everything and when Beatlemania washed ashore in the 1960s the 45 was a part of almost every American home with a teenager, every radio station and every bar with a jukebox. Today 45s ride a new wave of vinyl interest. With an easy-to-use format organized alphabetically by artists and featuring 80,000 records and labels covering nearly 70 years of music that changed the world forever, Goldmine 45 RPM Records Price Guide is the only idenitfication and price guide on the market dedicated to "the little record with the big hole."


Romance

The Daydream cabin / Carolyn Brown.

cover image"A headstrong woman discovers it's never too late for change in New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown's spirited novel about lost hope and second chances. Substitute counselor for wayward teens isn't how public-school teacher Jayden Bennett planned to spend her summer vacation. However reluctant, she's hiking up her jeans and heading for remote Piney Wood Academy in north Texas. Two months. Seven days a week. Few amenities. And three troubled girls daring Jayden to make a difference. She understands what she's up against. She has her own burdens to bear. Jayden's not in it alone. The devoted elderly couple who run Piney Wood trusts in Jayden's tough-love approach to get the job done. So does drill instructor Elijah Thomas, whose hardened boot-camp hide conceals a heart broken one too many times. Jayden is making it beat again. For both of them, falling in love is a risk. Because all summers must come to an end. But with each new sunrise on these rustic acres, Jayden."-- From publisher's description.


Wrath / Victoria Christopher Murray.

cover image"The award-winning author of Lust, Envy, and Greed-soon to be Lifetime movies-delivers a passionate and unforgettable exploration of a marriage caught in the crossroads of rage. When Chastity Butler and Xavier Owens first meet, they instantly connect and they quickly marry. As time goes on, Xavier is slowly overcome with resentment about his past. Soon, Chastity finds herself on the receiving end of his increasing rage. It starts with verbal abuse and escalates. When his rage explodes at a level Chastity has never seen, will their marriage survive or is this finally the last straw?"-- Provided by publisher.


Fairy godmothers, Inc. / Saranna DeWylde.

cover image"If love is the source of all the magic in the universe, and the town of Ever After, Missouri, is the epicenter of enchantment, then the locals are in dire need of a reboot. At least according to resident fairy godmothers Petunia, Jonquil, and Bluebonnet. Their solution? A fake wedding between their godchildren: Lucky Fujiki (whose first name is a cosmic joke), and Ransom Payne (he of Lucky's Embarrassing Incident). What can possibly go wrong?"--Provided by publisher.


Earl's well that ends well / Jane Ashford.

cover image"Arthur Shelton, Earl of Macklin, has helped four young noblemen recover from grief and find love, but he's learned to live his own life as a widower. Yet when he returns home after traveling, his estate feels too empty, and he quickly heads to London. There, he encounters Teresa Alvarez de Granada, a charming Spanish noblewoman and is immediately entranced. There is no room for earls in the quiet, safe life Teresa has finally found for herself. The earl might be charming and handsome, but she knows firsthand how dangerous attraction can be. The more determined Teresa is to discourage Arthur, the more entangled they get, and it's only a matter of time before her respect for him starts to feel a lot like love."-- Publisher's description.


Someday my duke will come / Christina Britton.

cover image"Lady Clara Ashford had no intention of ever getting married. A rogue took advantage of her innocence when she was young, and she's spent her whole life trying to make sure no one finds out. But now that her sister is engaged, Clara's well-meaning aunt has set her sights on Clara. Desperate to avoid the matchmaking schemes, Clara's not sure what to do--until her neighbor, the new Duke of Reigate, shows up on her doorstep in need of her help. Quincy Nesbitt reluctantly accepted the dukedom after his brother's death, but he'll be damned if he accepts his brother's fiancée as well. The only polite way to decline is to become engaged to someone else--quickly. Lady Clara has the right connections and happens to need him as much as he needs her. But he soon discovers she's also witty and selfless, and if he's not careful, he just might lose his heart"-- Provided by publisher.


The liar's dictionary : a novel / Eley Williams.

cover image"Peter Winceworth, a disaffected Victorian lexicographer, inserts false entries into a dictionary - violating and subverting the dictionary's authority - in an attempt to assert some sense of individual purpose and artistic freedom. In the present day, Mallory, a young overworked and underpaid intern employed by the dictionary's publishing house, is tasked with uncovering these entries before the work is digitised. As the novel progresses and their narratives combine, as Winceworth imagines who will find his fictional words in an unknown future and Mallory discovers more about the anonymous lexicographer's life through the clues left in his fictitious entries, both discover how they might negotiate the complexities of an absurd, relentless, untrustworthy, hoax-strewn, undefinable life.Braiding together contemporary and historical narratives, the novel explores themes of trust, agency and creativity, celebrating the rigidity, fragility and absurdity of language."--Provided by publisher.



Awakened / Helen Hardt.

cover imageAshley White can't wait to begin her internship at Steel Vineyards. As an oenology doctoral candidate, she knows all the theory but lacks practice. Working under renowned winemaker Ryan Steel--and his equally talented nephew, Dale--is an opportunity she can't refuse. Dale Steel is a loner. Despite his huge family full of uncles, aunts, and cousins, he's more at home in his vineyards, where he finds something that comes close to the tranquility he craves. He'll never find true peace, and he's accepted his fate...until his new intern shows up and turns the only world he knows upside down. Ashley awakens emotions in Dale that he never dreamed possible, and though he resents her intrusion into his life, he can't deny the sparks that blaze between them. Still, he must remain distant. To succumb to his growing feelings would provoke something else entirely--the darkness he keeps hidden even from himself.


Secrets and lies / Selena Montgomery.

cover imageAfter witnessing her uncle's murder, Dr. Katelyn Lyda is running for her life and comes face to face with a breathtaking man who could be her salvation. It's too bad Sebastian Caine is one of the bad guys--a "recovery specialist" who's after an ancient relic.


A tail for two / Mara Wells.

cover image"Carrie Burns has a successful business, a young son, Oliver, and an energetic Jack Russell terrier. She doesn't have time in her busy schedule for her ex-husband and his talk of working together again. But when she runs into Lance in the dog park, their lives are turned upside down. Lance Donovan wants to promote his fledgling construction company by helping his brother Caleb with a big condo conversion. Lance even knows the perfect interior designer to make this project a success--his ex-wife, Carrie. But after a fateful meeting at the dog park, Lance finds himself not only petsitting both his brother's dog and the beloved Jack Russell terrier he had to leave behind in the divorce, but babysitting a young son he never knew he had while his ex-wife tries to get back into dating. How did life get this crazy? Lance is determined to win back the love he thought he'd lost--but he's going to need a lot of help from his furry friends."--Provided by publisher.


Sit, stay, love / Debbie Burns.

cover image"For devoted no-kill shelter worker Kelsey Sutton, rehabbing a group of rescue dogs is a welcome challenge. Working with a sexy ex-military dog handler who needs some TLC himself? That's a different story. Kurt Crawford keeps his heart locked away from everyone. Well, everyone except the dogs who need his help ... and always have his back. But as Kurt gets to know the compassionate, beautiful woman he's been assigned to work with, he can't help but feel a little puppy love ..."-- Provided by publisher.


Head over paws / Debbie Burns.

cover image"Olivia Graham isn't in a place to have a dog of her own, but her new position as a volunteer rescue driver for the local animal shelter will keep her close to her four-legged friends. When she's called to transport pets that have been misplaced by flooding, she doesn't hesitate to help, but then her aging car breaks down...Veterinarian Gabe Wentworth, former EMT and firefighter, is also heading to the rescue site and reluctantly agrees to pick up Olivia on the way. After a bad breakup, Gabe's embraced the hermit life. When he meets Olivia, he can't deny their irresistible mutual attraction, and his first thought is to run the other direction. But then the two band together in a risky maneuver to save a beautiful abandoned dog from rising floodwaters. The more Gabe learns about the woman who would risk everything to save vulnerable animals, the more he realizes what he might be willing to risk..."--Provided by publisher.


The way you hold me / Elle Wright.

cover image"Skye Palmer puts out the biggest publicity fires for Pure Talent's top names. But when an A-list Hollywood actress' dream marriage proves anything but, Skye has to do nightmare damage control. Even worse, her ex-lover, attorney Garrett Steele, is crisis manager for her client's powerful director husband. Now for Skye and Garrett, containing this disaster--and keeping their reignited passion in check--may be mission impossible..."-- Publisher's description.


How to fail at flirting / Denise Williams.

cover image"One daring to-do list and a crash course in flirtation turn a Type A overachiever's world upside down. When her flailing department lands on the university's chopping block, Professor Naya Turner's friends convince her to shed her frumpy cardigan for an evening on the town. For one night her focus will stray from her demanding job and she'll tackle a new kind of to-do list. When she meets a charming stranger in town on business, he presents the perfect opportunity to check off the items on her list. Let the guy buy her a drink. Check. Try something new. Check. A no-strings-attached hookup. Check ... almost. Jake makes her laugh and challenges Naya to rebuild her confidence, which was left toppled by her abusive ex-boyfriend. Soon she's flirting with the chance at a more serious romantic relationship--except nothing can be that easy. The complicated strings around her dating Jake might destroy her career. Naya has two options. She can protect her professional reputation and return to her old life or she can flirt with the unknown and stay with the person who makes her feel like she's finally living again."-- Provided by publisher.


My name is Anton : a novel / Catherine Ryan Hyde.

cover image"It's 1965, and life has taken a turn for eighteen-year-old Anton Addison-Rice a year after his brother died in a tragic accident, Anton is still wounded - physically and emotionally. Alone for the holidays, he catches a glimpse of his neighbor Edith across the street one evening and realizes that she's in danger. Anton is determined to help Edith leave her abusive marriage. Frightened and fifteen years Anton's senior, Edith is slow to trust. But when she needs a safe place to stay, she lets down her guard, and over the course of ten days an unlikely friendship grows. As Anton falls hopelessly and selflessly in love, Edith fears both her husband finding her and Anton getting hurt. She must disappear without telling anyone where she's going - even Anton. If keeping Edith safe means letting her go, Anton will say goodbye forever. Or so he believes. What would happen, though, if one day their paths should cross again?"--Provided by publisher.


Just like this / Cole McCade.

cover image"Rian Falwell has a problem. And his name is Damon Louis. Rian's life as the art teacher to a gaggle of displaced boys at Albin Academy should be smooth sailing - until the stubborn, grouchy football coach comes into his world like a lightning strike and ignites a heated conflict that would leave them sworn enemies if not for a common goal. A student in peril. A troubling secret. And two men who are polar opposites but must work together to protect their charges. They shouldn't want each other. They shouldn't even like each other. Yet as they fight to save a young man from the edge, they discover more than they thought possible about each other - and about themselves. In the space between hatred, they find love. And the lives they have always wanted... Just like this."--Publisher.


Miracles and menorahs : a friendships and festivals romance / Stacey Agdern.

cover imageSarah Goldman loves Hanukkah, and she's thrilled to be appointed as vice chair of the Hollowville Hanukkah Festival. So when the festival is threatened with cancellation, she comes up with an idea: a new slogan and advertising campaign topped off with a metal menorah large enough to fill the center of town. But even though her heart and dreams are large, the committee's budget constraints threaten to stop her grand plans right in their tracks. Famous metal sculptor Isaac Lieberman also loves Hanukkah. But his vision of a perfect Hanukkah isn't a commercial community event--it's spending time with family, following age-old traditions. He's not interested in the festival, no matter how many times his grandmother, his bubbe, asks him to contribute one of his sculptures. Then Sarah comes tumbling into his life...can she change his mind about more than just the holidays?


This time next year / Sophie Cousens.

cover image"Their lives began together, but their worlds couldn't be more different. After thirty years of missed connections, they're about to meet again.."-- Provided by publisher.


Endless mercy / Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse.

cover image"In 1891, when Madysen Powell's supposedly dead father shows up, her gift for forgiveness is tested and she's left searching for answers. Daniel Beaufort arrives in Nome, longing to start fresh after the gold rush leaves him with only empty pockets, and finds employment at the Powell dairy. Will deceptions from the past tear apart their hopes for a better future?"-- Provided by publisher.


Under the Alaskan ice / Karen Harper.

cover image"When a small bush plane smashes through the ice at Falls Lake Lodge, it's a chilling reminder of everything Megan Metzler has lost. Three years ago, Meg's pilot husband died in a similar crash, a tragedy Meg and her young son, Chip, have struggled to move on from. Still, Meg does everything she can to assist when Commander Bryce Saylor arrives to investigate, even as working alongside the handsome pilot stirs up painful memories--and an attraction that catches them both off guard. Bryce knows time is of the essence as he plunges into the frigid water in search of clues. But when vital evidence is destroyed, it soon becomes clear this downed plane was no accident. With someone tracking them from the woods, Meg and Bryce must race to unravel a mystery as indomitable as the Alaskan wilderness, or they might be the next victims to crash and burn..."--Amazon.com.


Tall, Duke, and dangerous / Megan Frampton.

cover image"Nash, the 'dangerous' Duke of Malvern, has always bristled against the rules of English society. Hot tempered and fearful of becoming like his brutish late father, he lives a life of too much responsibility and too little joy. And although he's vowed to never marry, a duke has a duty - and there's only one way to get himself an heir and a spare. So Nash reluctantly takes a look around at society's available young ladies to see who might be willing to put up with his one-word answers and frequent glowers. After the death of her father and wicked stepmother, Ana Maria goes from virtual servant to lady-in-training, and while society life has its benefits - gorgeous gowns! - its restrictive rules stifle her sprit. And when her independent actions put her in danger, her half-brother insists Nash teach her some self-defense. While most of London's ladies find Nash intimidating, she only sees a man who needs introducing to all the joys life has to offer. So although officially they are coming together for fighting lessons, unofficially their physical contact begins to blur the line between friendship and begins to grown into something more ..."--Publisher.


The prophets : a novel / Robert Jones, Jr.

cover image"A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence"-- Provided by publisher.


The wife upstairs / Rachel Hawkins.

cover imageA delicious twist on a Gothic classic, Rachel Hawkins's The Wife Upstairs pairs Southern charm with atmospheric domestic suspense, perfect for fans of B.A. Paris and Megan Miranda."-- From publisher.


Gentleman Jim : a tale of romance revenge / Mimi Matthews.

cover image"She couldn't forget... Wealthy squire's daughter Margaret Honeywell was always meant to marry her neighbor, Frederick Burton-Smythe, but it's bastard-born Nicholas Seaton who has her heart. Raised alongside her on her father's estate, Nicholas is the rumored son of notorious highwayman Gentleman Jim. When Fred frames him for theft, Nicholas escapes into the night, vowing to find his legendary sire. But Nicholas never returns. A decade later, he's long been presumed dead. He wouldn't forgive... After years spent on the continent, John Beresford, Viscount St. Clare has finally come home to England. Tall, blond, and dangerous, he's on a mission to restore his family's honor. If he can mete out a bit of revenge along the way, so much the better. But he hasn't reckoned for Maggie Honeywell. She's bold and beautiful - and entirely convinced he's someone else. As danger closes in, St. Clare is torn between love and vengeance. Will he sacrifice one to gain other? Or, with a little daring, will he find a way to have them both?" --back cover.


An Irish country welcome / Patrick Taylor.

cover image"In Ballybucklebo, Ireland, young doctor Barry, eagerly awaiting the arrival of his first child, and his fellow physicians, including a fledgling doctor, deal with a range of medical issues while still finding time to share the comforting joys and pleasures of this very special place."--Publisher.


A warm heart in winter : a Caldwell Christmas / J. R. Ward.

cover image"Featuring one of the Black Dagger Brotherhood's most iconic couples, Blay and Qhuinn find themselves looking forward to their official mating ceremony. When tragedy strikes just before the happy event, all hope seems lost-and everyone in the Black Dagger Brotherhood rallies around the two of them. Will a freak winter storm bring the unthinkable, or will a warm heart in winter ensure that true love is not lost?"--Provided by publisher.


The gentleman and the thief / Sarah M. Eden.

cover image"Ana Newport, ostensibly a music tutor, leads a secret life as a petty burglar, but then meets Hollis Darby, a gentleman who secretly writes penny dreadfuls. Can they successfully lead double lives and still find love together?"-- Provided by publisher.


My last duchess / Eloisa James.

cover image"Hugo Wilde, the Duke of Lindow, has a drafty castle, eight naughty children - and no wife. Ophelia, Lady Astley, has a fine house, one well-behaved daughter - and no husband. Hugo takes one look at Ophelia and loses his heart, but she doesn't want more children or a castle. She takes one look at him and heads for her carriage. Desperate to find a duchess, Hugo identifies an appropriate lady to woo. Yet when he meets Ophelia again, the duke realizes that he will marry her, or no one."--Publisher.


The secret ingredient / KD Fisher.

cover imageFor single mom Adah Campbell, the executive chef job at a posh restaurant in quaint South Bay, Maine is a dream come true and the perfect opportunity to start over, far away from a home that never felt entirely hers. But fitting in has never been easy, and between a new town, a new boss, and the unexpectedly attractive owner of a rival café, things get off to a rocky start. -Amazon


The boy toy / Nicola Marsh.

cover image"A woman ready to give up on love discovers that age is truly just a number in this heartwarming and steamy new romantic comedy by USA Today bestselling author Nicola Marsh. For almost a decade, successful thirty-seven-year-old Samira Broderick has used her bustling Los Angeles practice as an excuse to avoid a trip home to Australia. She still resents her meddling Indian mother for arranging her marriage to a man who didn't stick around when the going got tough, but now with a new job Down Under, she's finally ready to reconnect with her. And while she's there, a hot international fling might be just what she needs to get out of her recent funk. Aussie stuntman Rory Radcliffe has been hiding his stutter for years by avoiding speaking roles. When a job he can't refuse comes up as a reality show host, he knows he'll need some help for the audition: a dialect coach. But he finds himself at a loss for words when he discovers it's the same sexy woman with whom he just had a mind-blowing one-night stand...Samira can think of many reasons why Rory is completely wrong for her: he's ten years her junior, for one, and he's not Indian-something Samira's mother would never approve of. Even if things were to get serious, there's no reason to tell her mother...is there?"-- Provided by publisher.


Softly blows the bugle / Jan Drexler.

cover image"After a disastrous marriage, a young Amish widow determines to remain unmarried. Will a wounded war veteran convince her to risk giving her heart away once more?"-- Provided by publisher.


How to catch a queen / Alyssa Cole.

cover image"When Shanti Mohapi weds the king of Njaza, her dream of becoming a queen finally comes true. But it's nothing like she imagined. Shanti and her husband may share an immediate and powerful attraction, but her subjects see her as an outsider, and everything she was taught about being the perfect wife goes disastrously wrong. A king must rule with an iron fist, and newly crowned King Sanyu was born perfectly fitted for the gauntlet, even if he wishes he weren't. He agrees to take a wife as is required of him, though he doesn't expect to actually fall in love. Even more vexing? His beguiling new queen seems to have the answers to his country's problems--except no one will listen to her. By day, they lead separate lives. By night, she wears the crown, and he bows to her demands in matters of politics and passion. When turmoil erupts in their kingdom and their marriage, Shanti goes on the run, and Sanyu must learn whether he has what it takes both to lead his people and to catch his queen."--Provided by publisher.


The coffee corner : an Amish marketplace novel / Amy Clipston.

cover image"In this third installment of Amy Clipston's Amish Marketplace series, an acquaintance grows into love over a few well-timed cups of coffee"-- Provided by publisher.


Layla / Colleen Hoover.

cover image"When Leeds meets Layla, he's convinced he'll spend the rest of his life with her--until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. In order to put their relationship back on track, Leeds whisks Layla away to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. Once they arrive, Layla's behavior takes a bizarre turn. And that's just one of many inexplicable occurrences"--Provided by publisher.


Family for beginners / Sarah Morgan.

cover image"New York florist Flora Donovan is living the dream, but her bubbly optimism hides a secret. She's lonely. Orphaned as a child, she's never felt like she's belonged anywhere... until she meets Jack Parker. He's the first man to ever really see her, and it's life changing. Teenager Izzy Parker is holding it together by her fingertips. Since her mother passed away a year ago, looking after her dad and little sister is the only thing that makes Izzy feel safe. Discovering her father has a new girlfriend is her worst nightmare - she is not in the market for a replacement mom. Then her father invites Flora on their summer vacation...Flora's heart aches for Izzy, but she badly wants her relationship with Jack to work. As the summer unfolds, Flora must push her own boundaries to discover parts of herself she never knew existed - and to find the family she's always wanted." -- Publisher.


The duke who didn't / Courtney Milan.

cover imageMiss Chloe Fong has plans for her life, lists for her days, and absolutely no time for nonsense. Three years ago, she told her childhood sweetheart that he could talk to her once he planned to be serious. He disappeared that very night.Except now he's back. Jeremy Wentworth, the Duke of Lansing, has returned to the tiny village he once visited with the hope of wooing Chloe. In his defense, it took him years of attempting to be serious to realize that the endeavor was incompatible with his personality.All he has to do is convince Chloe to make room for a mischievous trickster in her life, then disclose that in all the years they've known each other, he's failed to mention his real name, his title... and the minor fact that he owns her entire village.Only one thing can go wrong: Everything.


Nothing short of wondrous / Regina Scott.

cover image"It is 1886, and the government has given the US Cavalry control of Yellowstone. For widowed hotelier Kate Tremaine, the change is a welcome one. She knows every inch of her wilderness home like the back of her hand and wants to see it protected from poachers and vandals. Refused a guide by Congress, Lieutenant William Prescott must enlist Kate's aid to help him navigate the sprawling park and track down the troublemakers. But a secret from his past makes him wary of the tender feelings the capable and comely widow raises in him. As they work together to protect the park and stand firm through injustice and tragedy, they may just find that two wounded hearts can share one powerful love when God is in control."--Provided by publisher.


The beauty of broken things / Victoria Connelly.

cover image"After the tragic loss of his wife, Helen, Luke Hansard is desperate to keep her memory alive. In an effort to stay close to her, he reaches out to an online friend Helen often mentioned - a reclusive photographer with a curious interest in beautiful but broken objects. But first he must find her - and she doesn't want to be found. Orla Kendrick lives alone in the ruins of a remote Suffolk castle, hiding from the haunting past that has left her physically and emotionally scarred. In her fortress, she can keep a safe distance from prying eyes, surrounded by her broken treasures and insulated from the world outside. When Luke tracks Orla down, he is determined to help her in the way Helen wanted to: by encouraging her out of her isolation and back into the world. But Orla has never seen her refuge as a prison and, when painful secrets and dangerous threats begin to resurface, Luke's good deed is turned on its head. As they work through their grief for Helen in very different ways, will these two broken souls be able to heal?"--Publisher.


Snapped / Alexa Martin.

cover image"The game gets more serious off the field in this new football romance in the Playbook series. Elliot Reed is living her best life. Well, that might be an exaggeration, but she's trying really hard. With her dad's passing, this year has not been the easiest. But now that she's landed her dream job as the Strategic Communications Manager for the Denver Mustangs, things are starting to look up. Or at least they were until Quinton Howard Jr. decides to use the field as his stage when he becomes the first player to take a knee during the national anthem. As the son of a former professional athlete, Quinton has a lot to say about the company he plays for. He's worked his entire life to earn this platform and nothing could make him change his mind. Not even the brilliant but infuriating woman the Mustangs send in to get him off of his knee and back in line. After getting off to a horrible start, Elliot is convinced that Quinton is nothing more than an entitled jerk. But as her new job forces them to spend time together, she realizes they may have more in common than she could've ever imagined. Football brought her closer to her dad, but it ripped Quinton's away from him. And with her job and his integrity on the line, this is one coin toss that nobody can win."-- Provided by publisher.


Blood of Zeus / Meredith Wild & Angel Payne.

cover image"An ancient grudge. A forbidden love. The only thing worse than being a demon is being a Valari. As an undergraduate at Los Angeles's Alameda University, Kara Valari can sometimes succeed at forgetting she's both. Lost between the pages of the classics and tucked into the shadows of lecture halls, she can dodge the paparazzi's lenses as well as her family's publicized dramas--not to mention their private expectations. She has one more year to feed her true passions. Then she'll be expected to fulfill a much darker destiny. Cursed with inexplicable strength and god-like stature, literature professor Maximus Kane knows all about darkness. Every day he's reminded of the missteps of his childhood and the devastating consequences they've had on those dearest to him. To atone, Maximus spends his nights alone and his days submerged in the quiet life of academia. His existence has become a study in control, and he's become a master at it--until Kara Valari walks into his toughest course. Viscerally, Kara's everything he craves. Logically, she's everything he rejects. She's a starlet of privilege. She's also a student. And after one touch, he can't deny that she's awakened something in him that may never go dormant. Nothing about her makes sense, but everything about her feels right. Especially in the deepest strands of his DNA, which are still shadows of mystery to him--a mystery Kara seems determined to uncover. She's Hollywood royalty. She's forbidden fruit. And he's pretty sure she could be the answer to everything."--Provided by publisher.



The twelve dates of Christmas / Jenny Bayliss.

cover image"When it comes to relationships, thirty-four-year-old Kate Turner is ready to say "Bah, humbug." The sleepy town of Blexford, England, isn't exactly brimming with prospects, and anyway, Kate's found fulfillment in her career as a designer, and in her delicious side job baking for her old friend Matt's neighborhood café. But then her best friend signs her up for a dating agency that promises to help singles find love before the holidays. Twenty-three days until Christmas. Twelve dates with twelve different men. The odds must finally be in her favor... right? Yet with each new date more disastrous than the one before--and the whole town keeping tabs on her misadventures--Kate must remind herself that sometimes love, like mistletoe, shows up where it's least expected. And maybe, just maybe, it's been right under her nose all along..."-- Provided by publisher.


Tack & jibe : a novel / Lilah Suzanne.

cover imageRaised on a small island in North Carolina's Outer Banks, Willa has a picture-perfect life: hanging out at the beach with her friends, living in a cozy sea-side cottage, working at a sailing store, and running a hugely popular sailing Instagram. When a group of followers enters her into High Seas, a televised national sailing championship, it should be no problem. Too bad Willa doesn't actually know how to sail at all. Desperate to avoid having her carefully curated life come crashing down around her, Willa tracks down Lane Cordova, the winner of four previous High Seas competitions, and begs her for a crash course in sailing before the race begins. But Lane's competence on the water is only matched by Willa's ineptitude, and her growing crush on Lane isn't helping matters. The competition threatens to go awry and take her entire idealized life with it.


Just like that / Cole McCade.

cover imageSummer Hemlock never meant to come back to Omen, Massachusetts... But with his mother in need of help, Summer has no choice but to return to his hometown, take up a teaching residency at the elite Albin Academy, and work directly under the man who made his teenage years miserable. Professor Fox Iseya. Forbidding, aloof, commanding: psychology instructor Iseya is a cipher who's always fascinated and intimidated shy, anxious Summer. But that fascination turns into something more when the older man challenges Summer to be brave. What starts as a daily game to reward Summer with a kiss for every obstacle overcome turns passionate, and a professional relationship turns quickly personal. Yet Iseya's walls of grief may be too high for someone like Summer to climb until Summer's infectious warmth shows Fox everything he's been missing in life. Now both men must be brave enough to trust each other, to take that leap. To find the love they've always needed. Just like that.


A princess by Christmas / Julia London.

cover imageWorking with Marek Brendan, the heir to the Weslorian throne, to stop a coup involving her sister and her husband, the crown prince of Alucia, reporter Hollis Honeycutt, as things take a romantic turn, must choose between duty and love.


Jane in love : a novel / Rachel Givney.

cover image"Bath, England, 1803. At 28, Jane Austen prefers walking and reading to balls and assemblies; she dreams of someday publishing her carefully crafted stories. Already on the shelf and in grave danger of becoming a spinster, Jane goes searching for a radical solution--and as a result, seemingly by accident, time-travels. She lands in... Bath, England, present day. The film set of Northanger Abbey. Sofia Wentworth is a Hollywood actress starring in a new period film, an attempt to reinvent her flagging career and, secretly, an attempt to reinvent her failing marriage. When Sofia meets Jane, she marvels at the young actress who can't seem to "break character," even off set. And Jane--acquainting herself with the horseless steel carriages and seriously shocking fashion of the twenty-first century-- meets Sofia, a woman unlike anyone she's ever met before. Then she meets Fred, Sofia's brother, who has the audacity to be handsome, clever, and kind-hearted. What happens when Jane, against her better judgement, falls in love with Fred And when Sofia learns the truth about her new friend Jane. And worst of all, if Jane stays with Fred, will she ever achieve her dream, the one she's now seen come true"--Amazon.com.


The lost love song : a novel / Minnie Darke.

cover image"From the author of Star-Crossed...Behind every great love song is a great love story. It's been seven years and Diana is finally ready to marry her long-time fiancé, Arie; she's even composing a beautiful love song for him, working on it in hotels and concert halls as she criss-crosses the world as a classical pianist. Before she can finish it, though, tragedy strikes--and Diana is lost to Arie forever. But her song might not be... In Australia, the world has gone quiet for Arie and he lives his life accordingly, struggling to cope with his loss. In Scotland, Evie is taking stock of her life after the end of another lackluster almost-relationship. Years of wandering the globe and failing to publish her poetry have taken their toll, and she might finally be ready to find what her travels have never been able to give her: a real home. As Diana's song is passed from musician to musician, winding its way around the world, it just might bring these two lost souls together. With heart-wrenching emotion, The Lost Love Song explores what it means to be lost, what it means to be found, and the power of music to bring people together"-- Provided by publisher.


Murder on Cold Street / Sherry Thomas.

cover image"Inspector Treadles, Charlotte Holmes's friend and collaborator, has been found locked in a room with two dead men, both of whom worked with his wife at the great manufacturing enterprise she has recently inherited. Rumors fly. Had Inspector Treadles killed the men because they had opposed his wife's initiatives at every turn? Had he killed in a fit of jealous rage, because he suspected Mrs. Treadles of harboring romantic feelings for one of the men? To make matters worse, he refuses to speak on his own behalf, despite the overwhelming evidence against him. Charlotte finds herself in a case strewn with lies and secrets. But which lies are to cover up small sins, and which secrets would flay open a past better left forgotten? Not to mention, how can she concentrate on these murders when Lord Ingram, her oldest friend and sometime lover, at last dangles before her the one thing she has always wanted?"--Provided by publisher.


Beauty tempts the beast / Lorraine Heath.

cover imageDetermined to gain power over men and return to Society on her terms, Althea Stanwick makes an outrageous proposal to Benedict Trewlove, aka Beast, that leads to more than she can handle.


Searching for Rose / Dana Becker.

cover imageWhen her sister, Rose, goes missing, April turns to Joseph Young, a handsome Amish man with whom she has struck up an unlikely flirtation, for help and finds her life taking a radical turn.


All Scot and bothered / Kerrigan Byrne.

cover image"He is first and foremost--at everything. A man who's made his own way through ruthless cunning and sheer force of will. A strong and imposing Scot who can turn on the charm but does not suffer fools. His title: Lord Chief Justice of the High Court. His name: Cassius Gerard Ramsay. His mission: To investigate the goings-on at London's most notorious gaming hell, owned and operated by one of the most intriguing and desirable women he's ever met. Cecelia Teague was an orphan facing a rather dire future--until a secret benefactor from her mother's scandalous past swept into her life. Sent to prestigious boarding school and later to university, Cecelia believed high society was at her fingertips. Then, from out of nowhere, she became the inheritor of a gambling establishment. Now Cecelia must live two lives: one as a proper lady who finds herself undeniably drawn to Lord Ramsay and the other as a savvy gaming hell owner trying to save her business from the very same man. He has no idea she is both women...and Cecelia would like to keep it that way. But what happens when consuming passion and escalating danger threaten to reveal the truth? "--Provided by publisher.


Would I lie to the duke / Eva Leigh.

cover image"When an ambitious entrepreneur pretends to be a lady of means, she catches the eye--and heart--of a duke... Jessica McGale's family business desperately needs investors and she's determined to succeed at any cost. But she knows London's elite will never look twice at a humble farm girl like herself. Posing as Lady Whitfield, however, places her in the orbit of wealthy, powerful people--most notably the Duke of Rotherby. His influence and support could save her company, but Jess never expected the effect he'd have on her. Society thinks Noel is a notorious, carefree duke who dabbles in investments, but there's a side to him that only his closest friends see. When he crosses paths with Lady Whitfield at a business bazaar, his world tilts on its axis. She's brilliant and compelling, and brings him to his knees like no woman has before. Trust is difficult for Noel, but Jess makes him believe anything is possible. . . As time ticks down on her Cinderella scheme, the thought of achieving her goal at Noel's expense breaks Jess's heart. He doesn't just want her now, he wants her forever. But will her secret end their future before it begins?"--Provided by publisher.


A lover's discourse / Xiaolu Guo.

cover image"A Chinese woman moves to London to start a new life. She knew she would be lonely, adrift in the city, but will her new relationship bring her closer to this land she has chosen, and will their love give her a home? A Lover's Discourse is a love story told through fragments of conversations between the two lovers. Playing with language and the cultural differences that her narrator encounters as she settles into post-Brexit Britain, Xiaolu Guo shows us how this couple navigate communication and their romance, whether on their unmoored houseboat or in a cramped and stifling apartment in east London. Suffused with a wonderful sense of humor, this intimate and tender novel asks what it means to make a home and a life in a new land"-- Provided by publisher.


In a holidaze / Christina Lauren.

cover image"Love Actually meets Groundhog Day in the quintessential holiday romance by the New York Times bestselling author of The Honey-Don't List"-- Provided by publisher.


To catch the wind : book one of the NW wind series / by Charli West

cover image"Lynn Malen has finally reached her breaking piont. Determined to escape an abusive marriage and get out of Independence, Missouri, she disguises herself as a young man and hcanges her name to " Larry" to get the last spot on a wagon train heading west. Accompanied by folks who are also looking for a new future, Lynn finds comfort and friends along the trail. What she didn't expect to find was an attraction to Ben Alenson, The strong, brusque, and determined wagon master."--from back cover.


Brass carriages and glass hearts / Nancy Campbell Allen.

cover image"A steampunk retelling of Cinderella. Emmeline O'shea has been an outspoken advocate for the shapeshifter community, which has come under unjust attack from a political body known as the PSRC (Predatory Shifter Regulations Committee), and her robust efforts have landed her a prestigious position as the spokesperson for the International Shifter Rights Organization. She has been selected to give the final address in Scotland before they vote on legislation that will grant protective rights to the shifter community. Because she is fundamentally changing the laws, she is also receiving death threats. Oliver Reed is a by-the-book Detective-Inspector who has dealt with Emme's borderline-illegal activism in the past and there is little love lost between the two. When his superior tasks Oliver with guarding Emme around the clock to keep her safe until the Summit is over, he is frustrated. He has several open cases requiring his attention, and his spare time is occupied with chasing down leads about the whereabouts of his brother, Vincent, a rogue vampire bent on causing trouble in Scotland. When their airship is hijacked, Emme and Oliver are forced to parachute away before they exit British soil. They take refuge in Emme's family's hunting lodge where he's introduced to her abusive step-sisters. Together the pair must make their way to Edinburgh so as not to miss the summit meeting where Emme will be key in helping to pass legislation that will disband the corrupt PSRC. But between her vindictive sisters and Oliver's rogue vampire brother, they face danger at every turn, not to mention dealing with their growing attraction for each other. When Emme is kidnapped - leaving behind only one shoe as evidence - Oliver must find her before it's too late - and the summit ends at midnight."-- Provided by publisher.


The price of valor / Susan May Warren.

cover image"Former Navy SEAL Hamilton Jones thought the love of his life was dead. But when he hears she might still be alive, he will stop at nothing to find her and bring her home. When he discovers her reason for staying away, he must choose between her and the nation he vowed to protect"--Provided by publisher.


Spoiler alert : a novel / Olivia Dade.

cover image"Marcus Caster-Rupp has a secret. While the world knows him as Aeneas, the star of the biggest show on TV, Gods of the Gates, he's known to fanfiction readers as Book!AeneasWouldNever, an anonymous and popular poster. Marcus is able to get out his own frustrations with his character through his stories, especially the ones that feature the internet's favorite couple to ship, Aeneas and Lavinia. But if anyone ever found out about his online persona, he'd be fired. Immediately. April Whittier has secrets of her own. A hardcore Lavinia fan, she's hidden her fanfiction and cosplay hobby from her "real life" for years - but not anymore. When she decides to post her latest Lavinia creation on Twitter, her photo goes viral. Trolls and supporters alike are commenting on her plus-size take, but when Marcus, one half of her OTP, sees her pic and asks her out on a date to spite her critics, she realizes life is really stranger than fanfiction. Even though their first date is a disaster, Marcus quickly realizes that he wants much more from April than a one-time publicity stunt. And when he discovers she's actually Unapologetic Lavinia Stan, his closest fandom friend, he has one more huge secret to hide from her. With love and Marcus's career on the line, can the two of them stop hiding once and for all, or will a match made in fandom end up prematurely cancelled?"--Publisher.


A little bit of karma / ReShonda Tate Billingsley.

cover image"Meet Shannon and Jay Lovejoy--the rich and successful power couple who, to the fans of their call-in radio show, seem like they've got it all. But after three years, their once passionate and loving romance has fizzled and the couple's divorce becomes embroiled in not only a mess of infidelity and deceit, but the untimely and shocking death of Jay's mistress, as well..."-- Provided by publisher.


Tools of engagement : a novel / Tessa Bailey.

cover imageMeticulous real-estate designer Bethany Castle is invited to compete against her brother on a house-flipping reality television show with the assistance of a brash but attractive Texas cowboy construction team leader.


Like lovers do / Tracey Livesay.

cover image"Sometimes faking it can lead to the real thing... Driven and focused, Dr. Nicole Allen is an accomplished surgeon. With a tough past, Nic's gone above and beyond everyone's expectations. But when she disciplines an intern--a powerful donor's son--a prestigious fellowship she's awaiting is placed in jeopardy. Coming from a successful family who runs a medical business empire, Benjamin Reed Van Mont is the black sheep, having chosen to start his own business instead. Though he's not ready to settle down, he knows when the time comes it definitely won't be with a workaholic doctor like his friend Nic--even if she's had him re-examining his edict... more than once. When Ben's status-climbing ex-girlfriend finds her way back into his orbit, Nic proposes a swap of services. She'll spend the week with Ben on Martha's Vineyard, pretending to be his girlfriend--but only if he'll have his family intervene on her behalf so she won't lose her fellowship. How hard can the charade be? But as they're about to discover, they've sorely underestimated their true feelings for each other..."--Provided by publisher.


Wyoming true / Diana Palmer.

cover image"Jake McGuire has worked hard to earn his vast wealth, with holdings that include ranches and his private jet. The only threat to his peace is the last woman he should ever want. Ida Merridan could easily go through him and move on to the next rich man, but lately she's living in his mind rent-free. Falling for Ida just might be the worst thing to happen to him."


A picture of love / Beth Wiseman.

cover imageSweet Naomi Byler cooks meals for the guests at The Peony Inn, where Amish sisters and owners of the inn Esther and Lizzie love her like a granddaughter. She's as happy there as a young woman can be, considering that her fiancé, Thomas, has left her to court someone else. She knows she'll get over the love of her life in due time, but she assumes marriage will never be a part of her future. Amos Lantz and his mother are guests at the inn, visiting town for a cousin's wedding. Attending a wedding is the last thing Amos wants to do since his own fiancée, Sarah, died tragically just a year ago. Naomi and Amos understand each other's grief and become quick friends when they discover their mutual love of painting. As the two begin to paint through their sadness together, Esther and Lizzie play matchmaker--a risky move with the potential to backfire. And when Thomas makes an unexpected return intending to win back Naomi, she realizes she no longer knows her own heart.


White ivy : a novel / Susie Yang.

cover imageIvy Lin is a thief and a liar--but you'd never know it by looking at her. Raised outside of Boston, she is taught how to pilfer items from yard sales and second-hand shops by her immigrant grandmother. Thieving allows Ivy to accumulate the trappings of a suburban teen--and, most importantly, to attract the attention of Gideon Speyer, the golden boy of a wealthy political family. But when Ivy's mother discovers her trespasses, punishment is swift and Ivy is sent to China, where her dream instantly evaporates. Years later, Ivy has grown into a poised yet restless young woman, haunted by her conflicting feelings about her upbringing and her family. Back in Boston, when she bumps into Sylvia Speyer, Gideon's sister, a reconnection with Gideon seems not only inevitable--it feels like fate.


Memorial : a novel / Bryan Washington.

cover image"A rom-com novel about two young people at a crossroads in their relationship"-- Provided by publisher.


Ties that tether / Jane Igharo.

cover image"When a Nigerian woman falls for a man she knows will break her mother's heart, she must choose between love and her family. At twelve years old, Azere promised her dying father she would marry a Nigerian man and preserve her culture, even after immigrating to Canada. Her mother has been vigilant about helping - well, forcing - her to stay within the Nigerian dating pool ever since. But when another match-made-by-mom goes wrong, Azere ends up at a bar, enjoying the company and later sharing the bed of Rafael Castellano, a man who is tall, handsome, and . . . white. When their one-night stand unexpectedly evolves into something serious, Azere is caught between her feelings for Rafael and the compulsive need to please her mother. Soon, Azere can't help wondering if loving Rafael makes her any less of a Nigerian. Can she be with him without compromising her identity? The answer will either cause Azere to be audacious and fight for her happiness, or continue to be the compliant daughter"--Publisher's description.


The skylark's secret / Fiona Valpy.

cover image"Loch Ewe, 1940. When gamekeeper's daughter Flora's remote highland village finds itself the base for the Royal Navy's Arctic convoys, life in her close-knit community changes forever. In defiance of his disapproving father, the laird's son falls in love with Flora, and as tensions build in their disrupted home, any chance of their happiness seems doomed. Decades later, Flora's daughter, singer Lexie Gordon, is forced to return to the village and to the tiny cottage where she grew up. Having long ago escaped to the bright lights of the West End, London still never truly felt like home. Now back, with a daughter of her own, Lexie learns that her mother - and the hostile-seeming village itself - have long been hiding secrets that make her question everything she thought she knew. As she pieces together the fragments of her parents's story, Lexie discovers the courageous, devastating sacrifices made in her name. It's too late to rekindle her relationship with her mother, but can Lexie find it in her heart to forgive the past, to grieve for all that's lost, and finally find her place in the world?"--Publisher.


The heart of a hero / Susan May Warren.

cover image"Rescuing Aria Sinclair is just what former SEAL Jake Silver needs in order to redeem his past mistakes. Keeping her distance from Jake is what Aria needs to protect her heart. As a hurricane turns paradise into peril, they must save themselves and others in this story of second chances and survival--and the cost of both"--Provided by publisher.


The white coat diaries : a novel / Madi Sinha.

cover image"Grey's Anatomy meets Scrubs in this brilliant debut novel about a young doctor's struggle to survive residency, love, and life. Having spent the last twenty-something years with her nose in a textbook, brilliant and driven Norah Kapadia has just landed the medical residency of her dreams. But after a disastrous first day, she's ready to quit. Disgruntled patients, sleep deprivation, and her duty to be the "perfect Indian daughter" have her questioning her future as a doctor. Enter chief resident Ethan Cantor. He's everything Norah aspires to be: respected by the attendings, calm during emergencies, and charismatic with the patients. As he morphs from Norah's mentor to something more, it seems her luck is finally changing. When a fatal medical mistake is made, pulling Norah into a cover-up, she must decide how far she's willing to go to protect the secret. What if "doing no harm" means risking her career and the future for which she's worked so hard?"-- Provided by publisher.


Just like you / Nick Hornby.

cover imageLucy used to handle her adult romantic life according to the script she'd been handed. She met a guy just like herself: same age, same background, same hopes and dreams; they got married and started a family. Too bad he made her miserable. Now, two decades later, she's a nearly-divorced, forty-one-year-old schoolteacher with two school-aged sons, and there is no script anymore. So when she meets Joseph, she isn't exactly looking for love--she's more in the market for a babysitter. Joseph is twenty-two, living at home with his mother, and working several jobs, including the butcher counter where he and Lucy meet. It's not a match anyone one could have predicted. He's of a different class, a different culture, and a different generation. But sometimes it turns out that the person who can make you happiest is the one you least expect, though it can take some maneuvering to see it through.


Jingle all the way : a novel / Debbie Macomber.

cover image"A young workaholic avoiding home for the holidays discovers that you can't run away from who you are. Everly Lancaster always dreamed of leaving her hometown in rural Illinois. Now she helps run a burgeoning startup in Chicago, where her professional goals leave little time for friends ... or a vacation. When a massive snowstorm hits, Everly's mother urges her to come home for Christmas, but she hesitates to return to the life she's worked so hard to escape. Searching for other holiday plans, Everly tasks her assistant with booking her a cruise--the perfect getaway. Embarking on a weeklong tour of the Amazon guided by charming naturalist Asher Adams, Everly slowly but surely begins to realize that relationships are more important than work--and just might decide to journey home just in time for Christmas Day"-- Provided by publisher.


Joy to the world : a regency Christmas collection / Carolyn Miller, Amanda Barratt, Erica Vetsch.

cover image"In Joy to the World, three popular authors come together to offer a heartwarming collection of holiday Regency romance. Based on lines from a beloved Christmas carol, these three novellas in one book have depth, faith, and satisfying stories all packed into the perfect length for readers to curl up and take a brief break from their holiday busyness. "Heaven and Nature Sing" by Carolyn Miller: Two music lovers, deeply devoted to each other, were on the brink of engagement when family circumstances drove them apart. How can they ever overcome their obligations and fears to find their way back into each other's arms? "Far as the Curse is Found" by Amanda Barratt: One winter night, a woman struggling to provide for her illegitimate child encounters a scarred veteran of the Napoleonic Wars on the streets of London. Can love conquer the darkness of two broken pasts? "The Wonders of His Love" by Erica Vetsch: A Scots portrait painter with a hidden identity finds work at a noble manor house over the holidays. He never imagined he'd fall in love with the emotionally frozen widow there. Now he wants nothing more than to thaw her heart"-- Provided by publisher.


Return to Virgin River / Robyn Carr.

cover imageKaylee Sloan's home in Southern California is full of wonderful memories of the woman who raised her. But the memories are prolonging her grief over her mother's recent death. A successful author, Kaylee hoped she could pour herself into her work. Instead she has terrible writer's block and a looming deadline. Determined to escape distractions and avoid the holiday season, Kaylee borrows a cabin in Virgin River. She knows the isolation will help her writing, and as she drives north through the mountains and the majestic redwoods, she immediately feels inspired. Until she arrives at a building that has just gone up in flames. Devastated, she heads to Jack's Bar to plan her next steps. The local watering hole is the heart of the town, and once she crosses the threshold, she's surprised to be embraced by people who are more than willing to help a friend--or a stranger--in need. Kaylee's world is expanding in ways she never dreamed possible. And when she rescues a kitten followed by a dog with a litter of puppies, she finds her heart opening up to the animals who need her. And then there's the dog trainer who knows exactly how to help her. As the holidays approach, Kaylee's dread turns to wonder. Because there's no better place to spend Christmas than Virgin River.


Love your life : a novel / Sophie Kinsella.

cover image"Call Ava romantic, but she thinks love should be found in the real world, not on apps that filter men by height, job, or astrological sign. She believes in feelings, not algorithms. So after a recent breakup and dating app debacle, she decides to put love on hold and escapes to a remote writers' retreat in coastal Italy. She's determined to finish writing the novel she's been fantasizing about, even though it means leaving her close-knit group of friends and her precious dog, Harold, behind. At the retreat, she's not allowed to use her real name or reveal any personal information. When the neighboring martial arts retreat is canceled and a few of its attendees join their small writing community, Ava, now going by "Aria," meets "Dutch," a man who seems too good to be true. The two embark on a baggage-free, whirlwind love affair, cliff-jumping into gem-colored Mediterranean waters and exploring the splendor of the Italian coast--stretches of beaches, architectural wonders, aromas of olive groves and lemon trees, signature orecchiette pasta, and rainbow-colored houses that line the shore. Things seem to be perfect for Aria and Dutch. But then their real identities--Ava and Matt--must return to London. As their fantasy starts to fade, they discover just how different their personal worlds are. From food choices to annoying habits to sauna etiquette . . . are they compatible in anything? And then there's the prickly situation with Matt's ex-girlfriend, who isn't too eager to let him go. As one mishap follows another, it seems while they love each other, they just can't love each other's lives. Can they reconcile their differences to find one life together?"-- Provided by publisher.


Forever by your side / Tracie Peterson.

cover image"Accompanied by her best friend, Thomas Lowell, Constance Browning returns from studying in the East to catalog the native peoples of Oregon - and to prove that her missionary parents aren't involved in a secret conspiracy to goad the oppressed tribes to war. As tensions rise amid shocking revelations, Constance may also have a revelation of the heart."--Publisher.


Science Fiction

Into the light / David Weber and Chris Kennedy.

cover image"The Shongairi conquered Earth. In mere minutes, half the human race died, and its cities lay in shattered ruins. But the Shongairi didn't expect the survivors' tenacity. And, crucially, they didn't know that Earth harbored two species of intelligent, tool-using bipeds. One of them was us. The other, long-lived and lethal, was hiding in the mountains of eastern Europe, the subject of fantasy and legend. When they emerged and made alliance with humankind, the invading aliens didn't stand a chance. Now Earth is once again ours. Aided by the advanced tech the aliens left behind, we're rebuilding as fast as we can. While a select few of our blood-drinking immortals are on their way to the Shongairi homeworld, having comandeered one of their starships...the planet-busting kind"-- Provided by publisher.


The best American science fiction and fantasy 2020 / edited and with an introduction by Diana Gabaldon ; John Joseph Adams, series editor.

cover image"Featuring guest-editor contributions by the author of the Outlander series, a latest annual edition compiles top-selected short works of science fiction and fantasy from the year 2019."--Provided by publisher.


The last lies of Ardor Benn / Tyler Whitesides.

cover image"The final book in an action-packed epic fantasy series set in a world with dragon-fueled magic where master con artist Ardor Benn takes a job to steal a living dragon. Ardor Benn has taken his lies to a new level, infiltrating high society so he can steal a priceless resource. But now that he's on the inside, he finds himself poring through ancient texts, searching for answers to his deepest questions. He discovers something is coming. Something world-ending. Now, an old enemy is extorting him for one last job. Steal a live dragon. He doesn't know how, and he doesn't know why. But he's got a feeling that it's a job he has to take. Only problem is, Ard's running short on time and shorter on lies. And his personal ambitions are alienating all of his allies. With no one else to rely on, he'll have to trust the one person nobody else does: himself"-- Provided by publisher.


The conjurer / Luanne G. Smith.

cover imageA beguiling novel of revenge, deliverance, and a powerful sisterhood of magic by the Washington Post bestselling author of The Vine Witch and The Glamourist. Sidra didn't murder her husband. Yet even a jinni can't wish away a wrongful imprisonment. Determined to prove her innocence, she returns to her adopted home-a French village renowned for its perfume witches-with her friends Elena and Yvette by her side. Here is where Sidra's true destiny awaits, but danger also lurks in the village's narrow lanes. On her trail is Jamra, another jinni, who's after more than revenge for the murder of his brother. He also seeks vengeance for the indignities inflicted on jinn by mortals over the centuries. When he learns of an ancient relic capable of unleashing chaos on the world, and that the weapon is in the hands of his murderous sister-in-law, he vows to destroy Sidra to get it. Relying on a sisterhood of magic, a mysteriously faithful dog, and a second-rate sorcerer, Sidra defends herself using the village's greatest asset: its perfume. It's as beguiling a lure as it is a formidable shield. But is it enough for Sidra to protect herself and those she loves from powers yet to be released?


The stormbringer / Isabel Cooper.

cover imageRaised to be weapons against the darkness, Sentinels spend their lives fighting the monsters that prey upon humanity. Their hands will shape the world, and their swords will seal its fate. A warrior lost to time ... Pursuing her latest quarry deep into the wilderness, Sentinel Darya finds herself in an ancient city that should no longer exist. There she comes upon a handsome warrior in ancient clothing, held in a deathlike sleep--Amris, hero of the last great battle against the Traitor God. His discovery, and the weakening wards about the city, can only mean one thing: the Traitor is gathering his armies again, and the storms are returning. Amris has been trapped in dreamless sleep since the final battle raged centuries ago. Now he is awake...and so, it seems, is humanity's greatest threat. Determined to save the world from being swallowed by the oncoming storm, Amris and the fiercely beautiful Darya must learn to trust each other--and the powerful bond that's formed between them--as they fight their way through a land swarming with monsters in a last desperate bid to get word back to their allies before it's too late.


The frozen crown : a novel / Greta Kelly.

cover imageFleeing to her allies in the south when her realm is overrun by the forces of a mad emperor, a young heiress is embroiled in labyrinthine political games that threaten to expose her secret magical nature.


A stitch in time / Kelley Armstrong.

cover image"Thorne Manor has always been haunted and it has always haunted Bronwyn Dale. As a young girl, Bronwyn could pass through a time slip in her great-aunt's house, where she'd visit William Thorne, a boy her own age, born two centuries earlier. In the wake of a family tragedy, the house was shuttered and Bronwyn was convinced that William existed only in her imagination. Twenty years later, Bronwyn inherits Thorne Manor, exactly when she needs it most, her life stalled since her young husband's death years earlier. And when she returns, William is waiting. William Thorne is no longer the calm and quiet boy she remembers. He's a difficult and tempestuous man, his own life marred by a tragedy and scandal that had him retreating to self-imposed exile in his beloved moors. He's also none too pleased with Bronwyn for abandoning him all those years ago. As their friendship rekindles and sparks into something more, Bronwyn must also deal with ghosts in the present version of the house, and soon she realizes they are linked to William and the secret scandal that drove him back to Thorne Manor."--Publisher.


Patternmaster / Octavia E. Butler.

cover imageThe combined mind-force of a telepathic race, Patternist thoughts can destroy, heal, rule. For the strongest mind commands the entire pattern and all within. Now the son of the Patternmaster craves this ultimate power, He has murdered or enslaved every threat to his ambition--except one. In the wild, mutant-infested hills, a young apprentice must be hunted down and destroyed because he is the tyrant's equal... and the Pattermaster's other son.



Call of the bone ships / RJ barker.

cover imageA brilliantly imagined epic fantasy of honor, glory, and warfare, Call of the Bone Ships is the action-packed sequel to David Gemmell Award-nominated RJ Barker's The Bone Ships.. Dragons have returned to the Hundred Isles. But their return heralds only war and destruction.. When a horde of dying slaves are discovered in the bowels of a ship, Shipwife Meas and the crew of the Tide Child find themselves drawn into a vicious plot that will leave them questioning their loyalities and fighting for their lives.. The Tide Child TrilogyThe Bone ShipsCall of the Bone Ships. For more from RJ Barker, check out:. The Wounded KingdomAge of AssassinsBlood of AssassinsKing of Assassins.


Memoria / Kristyn Merbeth.

cover image"The Kaiser Family helped the Nova Vita system avoid a catastrophic multi-planet war, one that the Kaisers might have accidentally caused in the first place. In their wake, two planets have been left devastated by ancient alien technology. Now, the Kaisers try to settle into their new lives as tenuous citizens of the serene water planet, Nibiru, but Scorpia Kaiser can never stay still. So, she takes another shady job. One that gives her a ship where spaceborn like her belong. But while Scorpia is always moving forward, Corvus can't seem to leave his life as a soldier behind. Every planet in the system is vying to strip his razed home planet Titan of its remaining resources, and tensions are high. The Kaisers will need to discover the truth behind what happened on Gaia and Titan, or Corvus will be forced again to fight in an unwinnable war - and this time, all of Nova Vita is at stake"-- Provided by publisher.


People of the city / Marshall Ryan Maresca.

cover image"Corruption and conspiracy have infected the city of Maradaine, from the top levels of power to the very depths beneath the city. Dayne Heldrin and Jerinne Fendall, elite warriors of the Tarian Order, have no idea how close they truly are to the center of the city's dark secrets. But when they learn that children are going missing, they know they must investigate further--no matter the cost. They are soon joined by others, each with their own reasons for seeking the children. Veranix Calbert, the vigilante known as the Thorn, thinks his enemies are responsible for the missing children. Inspectors Minox Welling and Satrine Rainey fear the disappearing children are tied to corruption in the city Constabulary. Asti and Verci Rynax hope to protect the kids from their streets, one of whom barely escaped the kidnappers. And a mysterious young cloistress seeks to lead each of them deeper down into the depths of enigmas beneath the city, to the dark, unholy cult known as the Brotherhood, and the horrors that are growing within it. The only hope Maradaine might have against the impending darkness is if these champions can work together to protect all the people of the city..." -- Fantasticfiction.com


Crosshairs : a novel / Catherine Hernandez.

cover image"In this captivating dystopian novel, a larger-than-life drag queen and her allies join forces to rise up when a post-Trump regime rounds those deemed "Other" into concentration camps"-- Provided by publisher.


The poison prince / S.C. Emmett.

cover image"The princess is dead, and the drums of war beat again. The imperial schemes that took her life have reignited tensions with her native Khir, and left her lady-in-waiting, Komor Yala, alone among the treachery of a foreign court. As the Emperor lies upon his deathbed, the palace is more dangerous than ever before--for there are six princes, and only one throne. To survive, and get to the bottom of who ordered her princess dead, Yala will have to rely on some unlikely allies, like the sardonic third prince out of the line of succession, the war-hardened general who sacked her homeland but now asks for her hand, or the surprise visitor from her past who may hold all the answers. But there's a danger greater than any of them have imagined on the horizon. In the distance, the hordes of Tabrak are rising. New perils appear on every border as the palace is beset by threats both within and without. The entire empire is at stake and only one man may be able to save it--if Yala can reach him in time"--Provided by publisher.


D : (a tale of two worlds) : a novel / Michel Faber.

cover imageBaffled by the sudden disappearance of the letter D, a young woman is summoned to the home of a former history teacher before arriving in an enslaved, wintry land where free thinking is under threat.


In veritas / C.J. Lavigne.

cover image"In this fantastic and fantastical debut, C.J. Lavigne concocts a wondrous realm overlaying a city that brims with civic workers and pigeons. Led by her synesthesia, Verity Richards discovers a hidden world inside an old Ottawa theatre. Within the timeworn walls live people who should not exist -- people whose very survival is threatened by science, technology, and natural law. Verity must submerge herself in this impossible reality to help save the last traces of their broken community. Her guides: a magician, his shadow-dog, a dying angel, and a knife-edged woman who is more than half ghost. With great empathy and imagination, In Veritas explores the nature of truth and the complexities of human communication."-- Provided by publisher.


Red dust : a novel / Yoss ; translated from the Spanish by David Frye.

cover image"From beloved Cuban science fiction author Yoss comes a bitingly funny space-opera homage to Raymond Chandler, about a positronic robot detective on the hunt for some extra-dangerous extraterrestrial criminals. On the intergalactic trading station William S. Burroughs, profit is king and aliens are the kingmakers. Earthlings have bowed to their superior power and weaponry, though the aliens, praying-mantis-like Grodos with pheromonal speech and gargantuan Collosaurs with a limited sense of humor, kindly allow them to do business through properly controlled channels. That's where our hero comes in, name of Raymond. As part of the android police force, this positronic robot detective navigates both worlds, human and alien, keeping order and evaporating wrongdoers. But nothing in his centuries of experience prepares him for Makrow 34, a fugitive Cetian perp with psi powers. Meaning he can alter the shape of the Gaussian bell curve of statistical probability--making it rain indoors, say, or causing a would-be captor to shoot himself in the face. Raymond will need all his training--and all his careful study of Chandler's hardbitten cops--to meet his match. As he did in his brilliantly funny and sharp science-fiction parables A Planet for Rent, Super Extra Grande, and Condomnauts, Yoss makes the familiar strange and the strange familiar in Red Dust, giving us an unforgettable half-human hero and a richly imagined universe where the bad guys are above the laws of physics."--Provided by publisher.


Persephone Station / Stina Leicht.

cover image"On the backwater planet of Brynner, at Persephone Station, a community of android refugees, all female, are hiding since they were able to awaken their AI and escape servitude. But the Serrao-Orlov Corporation is nothing if not tenacious, especially about its proprietary AIs, and it wants their property back. However, Persephone is run by Rosie, and they are in charge of an organized group of beneficent criminals and assassins, along with a bunch of worn mercenaries who have a thing for doing the honorable thing, despite the odds. And in a fight with the Serrao-Orlov Corporation, the odds are not going to be good, but it would be a glorious fight. Award-nominated author Stina Leicht has created a visciously feminist take on The Magnificent Seven by the way of Blade Runner and Westworld"-- Provided by publisher.


The charmed wife / Olga Grushin.

cover image"Cinderella married the man of her dreams--the perfect ending she deserved after diligently following all the fairy-tale rules. Yet now, two children and thirteen and a half years later, things have gone badly wrong and her life is far from perfect. One night, fed up, she sneaks out of the palace to get help from the Witch who, for a price, offers love potions to disgruntled housewives. But as the old hag flings the last ingredients into the cauldron, Cinderella doesn't ask for a love spell to win back her Prince Charming"-- Provided by publisher.


Triangulum : a novel / by Masande Ntshanga.

cover imageIn 2040, the South African National Space Agency receives a mysterious package containing a memoir and a set of digital recordings from an unnamed woman who claims the world will end in ten years. Assigned to the case, Dr. Naomi Buthelezi, a retired professor and science-fiction writer, is hired to investigate the veracity of the materials, and whether or not the woman's claim to have heard from a "force more powerful than humankind" is genuine. Thus begins TRIANGULUM, a found manuscript composed of the mysterious woman's memoir and her recordings. Haunted by visions of a mysterious machine, the narrator is a seemingly adrift 17-year-old girl, whose sick father never recovered from the shock of losing his wife. She struggles to navigate school, sexual experimentation, and friendship across racial barriers in post-apartheid South Africa. When three girls go missing from their town, on her mother's birthday, the narrator is convinced that it has something to do with "the machine" and how her mother also went missing in the '90s. Along with her friends, Litha and Part, she discovers a puzzling book on UFOs at the library, the references and similarities in which lead the friends to believe that the text holds clues to the narrators' mother's abduction. Drawing upon suggestions in the text, she and her friends set out on an epic journey that takes them from their small town to an underground lab, a criminal network, and finally, a mysterious, dense forest, in search of clues as to what happened to the narrator's mother.


The dark archive / Genevieve Cogman.

cover image"A professional spy for a mysterious Library that harvests fiction from different realities, Irene faces a series of assassination attempts that threaten to destroy her and everything for which she has worked. Irene is teaching her new assistant the fundamentals of a Librarian's job, and she is finding that training a young Fae is more difficult than she expected. But when they are the targets of kidnapping and assassination attempts, she decides that learning by doing is the only option they have left. . . . In order to protect themselves, Irene and her friends must do what they do best: search for information to defeat the overwhelming threat they face and identify their unseen enemy. To do that, Irene will have to delve deeper into her own history than she ever has before, face an ancient foe, and uncover secrets that will change her life and the course of the Library forever"-- Provided by publisher.


Tender is the flesh : a novel / Agustina Bazterrica, translated from the Spanish by Sarah Moses.

cover image"The electrifying, award-winning, internationally bestselling novel about a dystopian world in which animals have been wiped out, humans are being harvested for food, and society has been divided into those who eat and those who are eaten"-- Provided by publisher.


Axiom's end : a novel / Lindsay Ellis.

cover image"By the fall of 2007, one well-timed leak revealing that the U.S. government might have engaged in first contact has sent the country into turmoil, and it is all Cora Sabino can do to avoid the whole mess. The force driving this controversy is Cora's whistleblower father, and even though she hasn't spoken to him in years, his celebrity has caught the attention of the press, the Internet, the paparazzi, and the government-and redirected it to her. She neither knows nor cares whether her father's leaks are a hoax, and wants nothing to do with him-until she learns just how deeply entrenched her family is in the cover-up, and that an extraterrestrial presence has been on Earth for decades. To save her own life, she offers her services as an interpreter to a monster, and the monster accepts. Learning the extent to which both she and the public have been lied to, she sets out to gather as much information as she can, and finds that the best way for her to find the truth is not as a whistleblower, but as an intermediary. The alien presence has been completely uncommunicative until she convinces one of them that she can act as their interpreter, becoming the first and only human vessel of communication. But in becoming an interpreter, she begins to realize that she has become the voice for a being she cannot ever truly know or understand, and starts to question who she's speaking for-and what future she's setting up for all of humanity"-- Provided by publisher.


Across the green grass fields / Seanan McGuire.

cover image"Regan loves, and is loved, though her school-friend situation has become complicated, of late. When she suddenly finds herself thrust through a doorway that asks her to "Be Sure" before swallowing her whole, Regan must learn to live in a world filled with centaurs, kelpies, and other magical equines-a world that expects its human visitors to step up and be heroes. But after embracing her time with the herd, Regan discovers that not all forms of heroism are equal, and not all quests are as they seem ... A standalone Wayward Children story containing all-new characters, and a great jumping-on point for new readers."-- Provided by publisher.


The factory witches of Lowell / C. S. Malerich.

cover image"C. S. Malerich's The Factory Witches of Lowell is a riveting historical fantasy about witches going on strike in the historical mill-town of Lowell, Massachusetts. Faced with abominable working conditions, unsympathetic owners, and hard-hearted managers, the mill girls of Lowell have had enough. They're going on strike, and they have a secret weapon on their side: a little witchcraft to ensure that no one leaves the picket line. For the young women of Lowell, Massachusetts, freedom means fair wages for fair work, decent room and board, and a chance to escape the cotton mills before lint stops up their lungs. When the Boston owners decide to raise the workers' rent, the girls go on strike. Their ringleader is Judith Whittier, a newcomer to Lowell but not to class warfare. Judith has already seen one strike fold and she doesn't intend to see it again. Fortunately Hannah, her best friend in the boardinghouse--and maybe first love?--has a gift for the dying art of witchcraft."--Provided by publisher.


The kingdom of liars : a novel / Nick Martell.

cover image"In this brilliant debut fantasy, a story of secrets, rebellion, and murder are shattering the Hollows, where magic costs memory to use, and only the son of the kingdom's despised traitor holds the truth. Michael is branded a traitor as a child because of the murder of the king's nine-year-old son, by his father David Kingman. Ten years later on Michael lives a hardscrabble life, with his sister Gwen, performing crimes with his friends against minor royals in a weak attempt at striking back at the world that rejects him and his family. In a world where memory is the coin that pays for magic, Michael knows something is there in the hot white emptiness of his mind. So when the opportunity arrives to get folded back into court, via the most politically dangerous member of the kingdom's royal council, Michael takes it, desperate to find a way back to his past. He discovers a royal family that is spiraling into a self-serving dictatorship as gun-wielding rebels clash against magically trained militia. What the truth holds is a set of shocking revelations that will completely change the Hollows, if Michael and his friends and family can survive long enough to see it."-- Provided by publisher.


Gravity of a distant sun / R. E. Stearns.

cover image"Adda and Iridian have survived the murderous AI that tried to kill them in Barbary Station and an evil megacorporation in Mutiny at Vest but now they'll need all of their ingenuity to make it to the end of this epic trilogy. Adda Karpe and Iridian Nassir are on the run-both from the authorities who want to imprison them and the artificial intelligence that want to control their minds. Trapped on a desolate black-market space station on the edge of Jupiter, they're nearly out of allies-and out of luck. Now, they have one last shot to find a safe haven where they can live together in peace--across the interstellar bridge to another galaxy. Getting onto that mission will take everything they've got and more. But on the other side of that bridge lies the life they've always dreamed of... if they can survive long enough to reach it"-- Provided by publisher.


Nophek gloss / Essa Hansen.

cover image"Caiden's planet is destroyed. His family gone. And, his only hope for survival is a crew of misfit aliens and a mysterious ship that seems to have a soul and a universe of its own. Together they will show him that the universe is much bigger, much more advanced, and much more mysterious than Caiden had ever imagined. But the universe hides dangers as well, and soon Caiden has his own plans. He vows to do anything it takes to get revenge on the slavers who murdered his people and took away his home. To destroy their regime, he must infiltrate and dismantle them from the inside, or die trying"--Provided by publisher.


From a certain point of view : 40 stories celebrating 40 years of The empire strikes back / Tom Angleberger, Sarwat Chadda, S.A. Chakraborty, Mike Chen, Adam Christopher, Katie Cook, Zoraida Córdova, Delilah S. Dawson, Tracy Deonn, Seth Dickinson [and 30 others].

cover image"Celebrate the legacy of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with this exciting reimagining of the timeless film featuring new perspectives from forty acclaimed authors"-- Provided by publisher.


The bright and breaking sea / Chloe Neill.

cover image"Chloe Neill brings her trademark wit and wild sense of adventure to this stunning seafaring fantasy starring a dauntless heroine in a world of magic and treachery. Kit Brightling, rescued as a foundling and raised in a home for talented girls, has worked hard to rise through the ranks of the Isles' Crown Command and become one of the few female captains in Queen Charlotte's fleet. Her ship is small, but she's fast-in part because of Kit's magical affinity to the sea. But the waters become perilous when the queen sends Kit on a special mission with a partner she never asked for. Rian Grant, Viscount Queenscliffe, may be a veteran of the Continental war, but Kit doesn't know him or his motives-and she's dealt with one too many members of the Beau Monde. But Kit has her orders, and the queen has commanded they journey to a dangerous pirate quay and rescue a spy who's been gathering intelligence on the exiled emperor of Gallia. Kit can lead her ship and clever crew on her own, but with the fate of queen and country at stake, Kit and Rian must learn to trust each other, or else the Isles will fall...."-- Provided by publisher.


The hidden world / Melinda Snodgrass.

cover imageFourteen years have passed since he was framed for theft to cover up an imperial atrocity, and disgraced military officer Thracius "Tracy" Belmanor has built a new life for himself. Living under an assumed name as the captain of a small trading vessel crewed primarily by aliens, he and his crew engage in both legal and illegal deals just under the radar of the Solar League authorities. At the other end of the social hierarchy, Princess Mercedes de Arango has her own problems--the major one being the lack of an heir. Meanwhile her philandering husband Boho Cullen has ably proved the problem isn't him. With rumors of a coup swirling around the throne, Mercedes makes the desperate decision to undertake a military campaign and gain her people's allegiance through a victory. But when things go badly wrong and her future lies in the hands of the man she betrayed, Tracy has a choice to make--can he ever forgive her?


A warm heart in winter : a Caldwell Christmas / J. R. Ward.

cover image"Featuring one of the Black Dagger Brotherhood's most iconic couples, Blay and Qhuinn find themselves looking forward to their official mating ceremony. When tragedy strikes just before the happy event, all hope seems lost-and everyone in the Black Dagger Brotherhood rallies around the two of them. Will a freak winter storm bring the unthinkable, or will a warm heart in winter ensure that true love is not lost?"--Provided by publisher.


Machine / Elizabeth Bear.

cover image"Meet Doctor Jens. She hasn't had a decent cup of coffee in fifteen years. Her workday begins when she jumps out of perfectly good space ships and continues with developing treatments for sick alien species she's never seen before. She loves her life. Even without the coffee. But Dr. Jens is about to discover an astonishing mystery: two ships, one ancient and one new, locked in a deadly embrace. The crew is suffering from an unknown ailment and the shipmind is trapped in an inadequate body, much of her memory pared away. Unfortunately, Dr. Jens can't resist a mystery and she begins doing some digging. She has no idea that she's about to discover horrifying and life-changing truths."--Provided by publisher.


Rainbow Bridgade / J.A. Pitts.

cover image"When a rash of suicides strikes Bellingham, Washington, Sarah Beauhall finds herself embroiled in a conspiracy that involves long-dead gods, love-scorned ancients, dragons, witch feuds, and the rediscovery of a mysterious abandoned world"--Back cover.


Night terrors / J.A. Pitts.

cover imageBlacksmith-turned-dragon slayer Sarah Beauhall begins a quest to unravel the mysteries plaguing those close to her. She ends up in a spirit realm of crystalline landscapes and meets the spirit of a long-dead murderer. In the meantime, her lover Katie Cornett is dabbling in the sort of magic that unleashes cataclysmic shockwaves across the Pacific Northwest.


Honeyed words / J.A. Pitts.

cover imageSarah Beauhall is a blacksmith who spends her free time fighting in a medieval reenactment group, but her world falls apart when she discovers that dragons are actually real and living among us as shape shifters.


Forged in fire / J.A. Pitts.

cover imagePracticing magic while building a life with her partner, Katie, blacksmith-turned-dragon slayer Sarah is forced to confront a serial killer targeting people she knows while a blood cult plots to destroy everything she cares about.


Nucleation / Kimberly Unger.

cover imageAfter being grounded to a desk job after botching a routine space-mining mission to establish an interstellar gate to a distant star, Helen discovers that someone intentionally wanted to terminate her project and if necessary, her.


The burning god / R.F. Kuang.

cover imageThe exciting end to The Poppy War trilogy, R. F. Kuang's acclaimed, award-winning epic fantasy that combines the history of twentieth-century China with a gripping world of gods and monsters, to devastating, enthralling effect. After saving her nation of Nikan from foreign invaders and battling the evil Empress Su Daji in a brutal civil war, Fang Runin was betrayed by allies and left for dead. Despite her losses, Rin hasn't given up on those for whom she has sacrificed so much-the people of the southern provinces and especially Tikany, the village that is her home. Returning to her roots, Rin meets difficult challenges-and unexpected opportunities. While her new allies in the Southern Coalition leadership are sly and untrustworthy, Rin quickly realizes that the real power in Nikan lies with the millions of common people who thirst for vengeance and revere her as a goddess of salvation. Backed by the masses and her Southern Army, Rin will use every weapon to defeat the Dragon Republic, the colonizing Hesperians, and all who threaten the shamanic arts and their practitioners. As her power and influence grows, though, will she be strong enough to resist the Phoenix's intoxicating voice urging her to burn the world and everything in it.


The fires of vengeance / Evan Winter.

cover image"In order to reclaim her throne and save her people, an ousted queen must join forces with a young warrior in the second book of this must-read epic fantasy series by breakout author Evan Winter. Tau and his Queen, desperate to delay the impending attack on the capital by the indigenous people of Xidda, craft a dangerous plan. If Tau succeeds, the Queen will have the time she needs to assemble her forces and launch an all out assault on her own capital city, where her sister is being propped up as the 'true' Queen of the Omehi. If the city can be taken, if Tsiora can reclaim her throne, and if she can reunite her people then the Omehi have a chance to survive the onslaught"-- Provided by publisher.


To hold up the sky / Cixin Liu.

cover imagePresents a collection of speculative science fiction tales that envision the future and reimagine the past in settings ranging from the coal mines of China to the edges of frontier space.


Zoey punches the future in the dick / David Wong.

cover image"Nightmarish villains with superhuman enhancements. An all-seeing social network that tracks your every move. Mysterious, smooth-talking power players who lurk behind the scenes. A young woman suddenly in charge of the most decadent city in the world. And her very smelly cat. Zoey Ashe is like a fish so far out of water that it has achieved orbit. She finds herself struggling to establish rule over a sprawling empire while Tabula RaSa's rogue's gallery of larger-than-life crime bosses and corrupt plutocrats smell weakness. Tensions brew across the city. A steamer trunk-sized box arrives at Zoey's door, and she and her bodyguard Wu are shocked to find that it contains a disemboweled corpse, and even more shocked when that corpse, controlled by an unknown party, rises from the box and goes on a rampage through the house. After being subdued, it speaks in an electronic voice, accusing Zoey of being its murderer. Soon, it makes the same claim to the public at large, along with the promise of a cash reward for proof that Zoey and the Suits are behind the crime. Now Zoey is having doubts of her own: Is she 100% sure that someone on her team didn't do this? She also doesn't even have a complete list of what businesses she owns, or what exact laws her organization is still breaking. So what does she really know?"-- Provided by publisher.


The girl and the stars / Mark Lawrence.

cover image"A stunning new epic fantasy series following a girl who is cast out by her people and must fight with everything she has to survive, set in the same world as Red Sister. In some children, the old blood shows, giving them strength, speed, and mystical power. In the cities of Abeth's Corridor, such children are prized. But on the vast ice plains of Abeth, those traits lead children to burn bright and die young, and the discipline of the priests is harsh. Any child who shows signs of the old races is cast into the Pit of the Missing, never to be seen again. Yaz is only sixteen, but she feels a burgeoning gift and she knows the next gathering will be her last--the priests see everything, and her aberrance will not be tolerated. But then she is spared and her brother is identified as one of the broken and cast down into the pit. Stunned, awash with guilt and grief, she flings herself in after him. She expects to find death. Instead she finds a sprawling, secret civilization, where survival is even less assured than on the ice plains. And she soon realizes that this underground empire revolves around a great truth--and an even greater evil--that puts all of Abeth in danger"-- Provided by publisher.


Burning roses / S.L. Huang.

cover image"Rosa, also known as Red Riding Hood, is done with wolves and woods. Hou Yi the Archer is tired, and knows she's past her prime.They would both rather just be retired, but that's not what the world has ready for them. When deadly sunbirds begin to ravage the countryside, threatening everything they've both grown to love, the two must join forces. Now blessed and burdened with the hindsight of middle age, they begin a quest that's a reckoning of sacrifices made and mistakes mourned, of choices and family and the quest for immortality.""--Publisher.


The tower of fools / Andrzej Sapkowski ; translated by David French.

cover image"Reinmar of Bielawa, sometimes known as Reynevan, is a healer, a magician, and according to some, a charlatan. When a thoughtless indiscretion forces him to flee his home, he finds himself pursued not only by brothers bent on vengeance but by the Holy Inquisition. In a time when tensions between Hussite and Catholic countries are threatening to turn into war and mystical forces are gathering in the shadows, Reynevan's journey will lead him to the Narrenturm -- the Tower of Fools"-- Provided by publisher


Where the wild ladies are / Aoko Matsuda ; translated from the Japanese by Polly Barton.

cover image"In this witty and exuberant collection of linked stories, Aoko Matsuda takes the rich, millenia-old tradition of Japanese folktales-shapeshifting wives and foxes, magical trees and wells-and wholly reinvents them, presenting a world in which humans are consoled, guided, challenged, and transformed by the only sometimes visible forces that surround them. A busybody aunt who disapproves of hair removal; a pair of door-to-door saleswomen hawking portable lanterns; a cheerful lover who visits every night to take a luxurious bath; a silent house-caller who babysits and cleans while a single mother is out working. Where the Wild Ladies Are is populated by these and many other spirited women-who also happen to be ghosts. This is a realm in which jealousy, stubbornness, and other excessive "feminine" passions are not to be feared or suppressed, but rather cultivated; and, chances are, a man named Mr. Tei will notice your talents and recruit you, dead or alive (preferably dead), to join his mysterious company."-- Provided by publisher.


King of the rising / Kacen Callender.

cover image"A revolution has swept through the islands of Hans Lollik and former slave Loren Jannik has been chosen to lead the survivors in a bid to free the islands forever. But the rebels are running out of food, weapons and options. And as the Fjern inch closer to reclaiming Hans Lollik with every battle, Loren is faced with a choice that could shift the course of the revolution in their favor-or doom it to failure"-- Provided by publisher.


How the multiverse got its revenge / K. Eason.

cover imageSpace pirate Rory Thorne and her crew trace an abandoned ship to vicious advanced alien tech and a sentient floral plant designed to be a massive biological weapon.


When the tiger came down the mountain / Nghi Vo.

cover imageThe cleric Chih finds themself and their companions at the mercy of a band of fierce tigers who ache with hunger. To stay alive until the mammoths can save them, Chih must unwind the intricate, layered story of the tiger and her scholar lover-a woman of courage, intelligence, and beauty--and discover how truth can survive becoming history. Nghi Vo returns to the empire of Ahn and the Singing Hills Cycle in When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain, a mesmerizing, lush stand-alone follow-up to The Empress of Salt and Fortune.


In evil times / Melinda Snodgrass.

cover imageScholarship student Thracius "Tracy" Belmanor and Princess Mercedes de Arango have graduated from the High Ground and become officers in the Orden de la Estrella. Stung by Mercedes' choice of Beauregard "Boho" Cullen as her consort, Tracy is glad that they are posted on battleships light years apart, but soon finds that without her protection he is nothing but a target. Meanwhile, Mercedes' posting has its own challenges, not least her unfaithful husband.


Jolene / Mercedes Lackey.

cover image"Anna May Jones is the daughter of a coal miner, but a sickly constitution has kept her confined to the house for most of her life. Hoping to improve her daughter's health - and lessen the burden on their family - Anna's mother sends her to live with her Aunt Jinny, a witchy-woman and an Elemental Master, in a holler outside of Ducktown. As she settles into her new life, Anna learns new skills at Aunt Jinny's side and discovers that she, too, has a gift for Elemental magic that Jinny calls 'the Glory'. She also receives lessons from a mysterious and bewitching woman named Jolene, who assures her that, with time, Anna could become even more powerful than her aunt. But with Anna's increasing power comes increasing notice. Billie McDaran, the foreman of the Ducktown mine, begins to take an interest in Anna and her abilities - even though Anna has already fallen in love with a young man with a talent for stonecarving. If she wants to preserve the life she has come to love, Anna must use her newfound powers to oppose the foreman and protect those around her."-- Provided by publisher.


In the black / Patrick S. Tomlinson.

cover image"In a demilitarized zone on the border of human space, long range spy satellites are mysteriously going quiet, and no one knows why. Captain Susan Kamala and her crew are dispatched to figure out what's going on and solve the problem. That problem, however, is a mysterious, bleeding edge alien ship that no human vessel could hope to match in open conflict. But, it's not spoiling for a fight. Now, the Captain and her Crew must figure out how to navigate a complicated game of diplomacy, balancing the needs of their corporate overlords, and the honest desire for a lasting peace between the two races, all without letting a long standing cold war turn hot"--Provided by publisher.


The Atlantis world / A.G. Riddle.

cover imageNorthern Morocco: Dr. Kate Warner cured a global pandemic, and she thought she could cure herself. She was wrong. And she was wrong about the scope of the Atlantis conspiracy. Humanity faces a new threat, an enemy beyond imagination. With her own time running out and the utter collapse of human civilization looming, a new hope arrives: a coded message from a potential ally. Arecibo Observatory: Mary Caldwell has spent her life waiting, watching the stars, looking for signs of intelligent life beyond our world. When that day comes, Mary is thrust into a struggle older than the human race, with far greater stakes. She must decide who to trust, because there's nowhere to hide. Antarctica: In the wake of the Atlantis Plague, Dorian Sloane finds himself a puppet to Ares' mysterious agenda. When Dorian moves to take control of the situation, Ares unleashes a cataclysm that changes everything. As the catastrophe circles the globe, Ares reveals the true nature of the threat to humanity, and Dorian agrees to one last mission: find and kill David Vale and Kate Warner. There will be no prisoners this time. The orders are seek and destroy, and Dorian has been promised that his own answers and salvation lie on the other side. With Dorian in pursuit, Kate, David, and their team race through the ruins of the Atlantean ship left on Earth, across Atlantean science stations throughout the galaxy, and into the past of a mysterious culture whose secrets could save humanity in its darkest hour. With their own lives on the line and time slipping away, Kate, David and Dorian are put to the ultimate test.


Northern wrath / Thilde Kold Holdt.

cover image"A dead man walks between the worlds and foresees Odin's doom. The only survivor of a slaughter unleashes a monster from fiery Muspelheim. Long hidden among mortals, a giantess sighs and takes up her magics once again. A chief's son must overcome war and treason to become the leader his people need. The final battle is coming"--Back cover.


The fourth island / Sarah Tolmie.

cover image"Huddled in the sea off the coast of Ireland is a fourth Aran Island, a secret island peopled by the lost, findable only in moments of despair. Whether drowned at sea, trampled by Cromwell's soldiers, or exiled for clinging to the dead, no outsiders reach the island without giving in to dark emotion. Time and again, The Fourth Island weaves a hypnotic pattern with its prose, presaging doom before walking back through the sweet and sour moments of lives not yet lost. It beautifully melds the certainty of loss with the joys of living, drawing readers under like the tide."--Provided by publisher.


Phoenix extravagant / Yoon Ha Lee.

cover image"Gyen Jebi isn't a fighter or a subversive. They just want to paint. One day they're jobless and desperate; the next, Jebi finds themself recruited by the Ministry of Armor to paint the mystical sigils that animate the occupying government's automaton soldiers. When Jebi discovers the depths of the Razanei government's horrifying crimes--and the awful source of the magical pigments they use--they find they can no longer stay out of politics. What they can do is steal Arazi, the ministry's mighty dragon automaton, and find a way to fight"-- Provided by publisher.


The Atlantis gene, a thriller / A.G. Riddle.

cover image"70,000 years ago, the human race almost went extinct. We survived, but no one knows how. Until now. The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin, and humanity may not survive this time"--Page 4 of cover.


Uranus / Ben Bova.

cover imageA religious idealist, a billionaire financier, and a prestigious scientist battle for control over a space mission to search for life on Uranus.


The alpha enigma / W. Michael Gear.

cover image"Dr. Timothy Ryan, head of the military psychiatric unit at Grantham Barracks, is meeting a new patient, a woman known as Prisoner Alpha. As she is being transferred, they are attacked by assassins, barely escaping with their lives. One shooter vanishes, leaving behind a dead companion unlike anyone Ryan has ever seen. But even more baffling is the puzzle of Alpha herself. She speaks in a strange tongue, and doodles in bars, dots, and little pictures like nothing Ryan has ever seen. Is she some sort of savant, or the most cunning spy he's ever met? As dark forces gather, Alpha makes an impossible escape from Grantham. Ryan quickly becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance, but with a team of unique allies, sets out to prove his innocence. Together, they must find Alpha and save Ryan before it is too late."--Publisher description.


The shadow wand / Laurie Forest.

cover imageElloren Gardner is the Black Witch of Prophecy, and destined to triumph, or be used as the ultimate weapon of destruction. Separated from everyone she loves, isolated and hunted, Elloren must turn to Commander Lukas Grey. With the Mage forces of Gardneria poised to conquer all of Erthia, Elloren has no choice but to ally with Lukas and combine their power to keep herself out of the hands of Gardnerian leader Marcus Vogel, the holder of the all-consuming Shadow Wand.


Spellbreaker / Charlie N. Holmberg.

cover image"The orphaned Elsie Camden learned as a girl that there were two kinds of wizards in the world: those who pay for the power to cast spells and those, like her, born with the ability to break them. But as an unlicensed magic user, her gift is a crime. Commissioned by an underground group known as the Cowls, Elsie uses her spellbreaking to push back against the aristocrats and help the common man. She always did love the tale of Robin Hood. Elite magic user Bacchus Kelsey is one elusive spell away from his mastership when he catches Elsie breaking an enchantment. To protect her secret, Elsie strikes a bargain. She'll help Bacchus fix unruly spells around his estate if he doesn't turn her in. Working together, Elsie's trust in--and fondness for--the handsome stranger grows. So does her trepidation about the rise in the murders of wizards and the theft of the spellbooks their bodies leave behind. For a rogue spellbreaker like Elsie, there's so much to learn about her powers, her family, the intriguing Bacchus, and the untold dangers shadowing every step of a journey she's destined to complete. But will she uncover the mystery before it's too late to save everything she loves?"--Provided by publisher.


The midnight bargain / C. L. Polk.

cover image"Beatrice Clayborn is a sorceress who practices magic in secret, terrified of the day she will be locked into a marital collar that will cut off her powers to protect her unborn children. She dreams of becoming a full-fledged Magus and pursuing magic as her calling as men do, but her family has staked everything to equip her for Bargaining Season, when young men and women of means descend upon the city to negotiate the best marriages. The Clayborns are in severe debt, and only she can save them, by securing an advantageous match before their creditors come calling. In a stroke of luck, Beatrice finds a grimoire that contains the key to becoming a Magus, but before she can purchase it, a rival sorceress swindles the book right out of her hands. Beatrice summons a spirit to help her get it back, but her new ally exacts a price: Beatrice's first kiss . . . with her adversary's brother, the handsome, compassionate, and fabulously wealthy Ianthe Lavan. The more Beatrice is entangled with the Lavan siblings, the harder her decision becomes: If she casts the spell to become a Magus, she will devastate her family and lose the only man to ever see her for who she is; but if she marries--even for love--she will sacrifice her magic, her identity, and her dreams. But how can she choose just one, knowing she will forever regret the path not taken?"--Amazon.


The Atlantis plague / A.G. Riddle.

cover image"A pandemic 70,000 years in the making ... will change humanity ... forever"--Page 4 of cover.


The Duke of Caladan / Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.

cover image"Leto Atreides, Duke of Caladan and father of the Muad'Dib. While all know of his fall and the rise of his son, little is known about the quiet ruler of Caladan and his partner Jessica. Or how a Duke of an inconsequential planet earned an emperor's favor, the ire of House Harkonnen, and set himself on a collision course with his own death. This is the story."--Provided by publisher.


The cerulean queen / Sarah Kozloff.

cover image"The true queen of Weirandale has returned. Cerulia has done the impossible and regained the throne. However, she's inherited a council of traitors, a realm in chaos, and a war with Oromondo. Now a master of her Gift, to return order to her kingdom she will use all she has learned--humility, leadership, compassion, selflessness, and the necessity of ruthlessness."--Provided by publisher.


Postutopian adventures of Darger and Surplus / Michael Swanwick

cover image"This entertaining volume collects Swanwick's tales of his recurring roguish con artists (who previously appeared in the novel Chasing the Phoenix) and their exploits in a neo-Victorian, postapocalyptic future. Throughout, melancholy human Darger and passionate Surplus, a bioengineered humanoid canine, blithely get themselves into and out of predicaments with sanguine ease in a future in which most technological science has regressed, while the biological sciences have progressed in often terrifying ways." -- Publishers Weekly


The doors of Eden / Adrian Tchaikovsky.

cover image"Four years ago, two girls went looking for monsters on Bodmin Moor. Only one came back... Lee thought she'd lost Mal, but now she's miraculously returned. But what happened that day on the moors? And where has she been all this time? Mal's reappearance hasn't gone unnoticed by MI5 officers either, and Lee isn't the only one with questions. Julian Sabreur is investigating an attack on top physicist Kay Amal Khan. This leads Julian to clash with agents of an unknown power - and they may or may not be human. His only clue is grainy footage, showing a woman who supposedly died on Bodmin Moor. Dr Khan's research was theoretical; then she found cracks between our world and parallel Earths. Now these cracks are widening, revealing extraordinary creatures. And as the doors crash open, anything could come through."-- From publisher's description.


The Ikessar falcon / K.S. Villoso.

cover imageThe spiral to madness begins with a single push. Abandoned by her people, Queen Talyien's quest takes a turn for the worst as she stumbles upon a plot deeper and more sinister than she could have ever imagined, one that will displace her king and see her son dead. The road home beckons, strewn with a tangled web of deceit and impossible horrors that unearth the nation's true troubles-creatures from the dark, mad dragons, and men with hearts hungry for power. To save her land, Talyien must confront the myth others have built around her: Warlord Yeshin's daughter, symbol of peace, warrior and queen, and everything she could never be. The price of failure is steep. Her friends are few. And a nation carved by a murderer can only be destined for war.


Earthlings : a novel / Sayaka Murata ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori.

cover image"As a child, Natsuki doesn't fit into her family. Her parents favor her sister, and her best friend is a plush toy hedgehog named Piyyut who has explained to her that he has come from the planet Popinpobopia on a special quest to help her save the Earth. Each summer, Natsuki counts down the days until her family drives into the mountains of Nagano to visit her grandparents in their wooden house in the forest. One summer, her cousin Yuu confides to Natsuki that he is an extraterrestrial, and Natsuki starts to wonder if she might be an alien too. Later, as a married woman, Natsuki feels forced to fit in to a society she deems a "baby factory" but wonders if there is more to the world than the mundane reality everyone else seems to accept. The answers are out there, and Natsuki has the power to find them. Dreamlike, sometimes shocking, and always strange and wonderful, Earthlings asks what it means to be happy in a stifling world, and cements Sayaka Murata's status as a master chronicler of the outsider experience and our own uncanny universe"-- Provided by publisher.


The archive of the forgotten / A. J. Hackwith.

cover image"In the second installment of this richly imagined fantasy adventure series, a new threat from within the Library itself could destroy those within it. The Library of the Unwritten in Hell was saved from total devastation, but hundreds of potential books were destroyed, and the dreams that were held within them will never be realized. When the remnants of those books begin to leak a strange ink, and damsels keep disappearing and reappearing in the Arcane Wing, former librarian Claire realizes that the challenges within the Library have only just begun. Claire and Brevity the muse are immediately at odds concerning how to treat the ink, but the power that it presents has not gone unnoticed. Verity, a representative from the Muses Corps, arrives at the Library to advise Brevity on what to do with the ink, while Claire and the angel Rami hunt for a lost companion. Brevity will have to decide where her allegiances lie, and that choice will have the potential to remake the Library itself"-- Provided by publisher.


The forgotten kingdom : a novel / Signe Pike.

cover image"The story continues in The Forgotten Kingdom, the second book in the epic Lost Queen trilogy, already hailed as "Outlander meets Camelot" (Kirsty Logan, author of Things We Say in the Dark) and "The Mists of Avalon for a new generation" (Linnea Hartsuyker, author of The Golden Wolf). AD 573. Imprisoned in her chamber, Languoreth awaits news in torment. Her husband and son have ridden off to wage war against her brother, Lailoken. She doesn't yet know that her young daughter, Angharad, who was training with Lailoken to become a Wisdom Keeper, has been lost in the chaos. As one of the bloodiest battles of early medieval Scottish history scatters its survivors to the wind, Lailoken and his men must flee to exile in the mountains of the Lowlands, while nine-year-old Angharad must summon all Lailoken has taught her and follow her own destiny through the mysterious, mystical land of the Picts. In the aftermath of the battle, old political alliances unravel, opening the way for the ambitious adherents of the new religion: Christianity. Lailoken is half-mad with battle sickness, and Languoreth must hide her allegiance to the Old Way to survive her marriage to the next Christian king of Strathclyde. Worst yet, the new King of the Angles is bent on expanding his kingdom at any cost. Now the exiled Lailoken, with the help of a young warrior named Artur, may be the only man who can bring the Christians and the pagans together to defeat the encroaching Angles. But to do so, he must claim the role that will forever transform him. He must become the man known to history as "Myrddin." Bitter rivalries are ignited, lost loves are found, new loves are born, and old enemies come face-to-face with their reckoning in this compellingly fresh look at one of the most enduring legends of all time"-- Provided by publisher.


The valkyrie protocol / David Weber & Jacob Holo.

cover image"Agent Raibert Kaminski and the crew of the Transtemporal Vehicle Kleio have made a shocking discovery out in the unknown reaches of the multiverse. They've stumbled across a temporal implosion that has claimed two whole universes, and neither Raibert nor his crew can figure out what caused this calamity other than it had something to do with reckless time travel. The Kleio speeds back to their home universe of SysGov with this dire report, but an audacious plan is put into effect before they arrive. Old colleagues of Raibert's from the Antiquities Rescue Trust, together with a version of Samuel Pepys transplanted from the 17th century into the 30th, have proposed an expedition into the past. Their goal? To branch the timeline by preventing the Plague of Justinian, one of the worst pandemics in human history. Meanwhile, SysGov's multiverse neighbor, the xenophobic Admin, is stirring. While their ambassadors put on a friendly show, the Admin is amassing a fleet of advanced, heavily armed time machines with SysGov firmly in the crosshairs. Time is running out for Raibert and his team. But the crew of the Kleio won't go down without a fight, no matter where - or when - the threat to their home comes from."--Provided by publisher.


The arrest : a novel / Jonathan Lethem.

cover image"Before the Arrest, Sandy Duplessis had a reasonably good life as a screenwriter in L.A. An old college friend and writing partner, the charismatic and malicious Peter Todbaum, had become one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. That didn't hurt. Now, post-Arrest, nothing is what it was. Sandy, who calls himself Journeyman, has landed in rural Maine. There he assists the butcher and delivers the food grown by his sister, Maddy, at her organic farm. But then Todbaum shows up in an extraordinary vehicle: a retrofitted tunnel-digger powered by a nuclear reactor. Todbaum has spent the Arrest smashing his way across a fragmented and phantasmagorical United States, trailing enmities all the way. Plopping back into the siblings' life with his usual odious panache, his motives are entirely unclear."--Publisher.


Rhythm of war / Brandon Sanderson.

cover image"After forming a coalition of human resistance against the enemy invasion, Dalinar Kholin and his Knights Radiant have spent a year fighting a protracted, brutal war. Neither side has gained an advantage, and the threat of a betrayal by Dalinar's crafty ally Taravangian looms over every strategic move. Now, as new technological discoveries by Navani Kholin's scholars begin to change the face of the war, the enemy prepares a bold and dangerous operation. The arms race that follows will challenge the very core of the Radiant ideals, and potentially reveal the secrets of the ancient tower that was once the heart of their strength. At the same time that Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with his changing role within the Knights Radiant, his Windrunners face their own problem: As more and more deadly enemy Fused awaken to wage war, no more honorspren are willing to bond with humans to increase the number of Radiants. Adolin and Shallan must lead the coalition's envoy to the honorspren stronghold of Lasting Integrity and either convince the spren to join the cause against the evil god Odium, or personally face the storm of failure."--Publisher.


Ready player two : a novel / Ernest Cline.

cover image"A 1980s cultural assessment of the fantastical future of online behavior continues the story that began in the internationally best-selling futuristic novel, Ready Player One, that inspired a blockbuster Steven Spielberg film"-- Provided by publisher


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Into the light / David Weber and Chris Kennedy.

cover image"The Shongairi conquered Earth. In mere minutes, half the human race died, and its cities lay in shattered ruins. But the Shongairi didn't expect the survivors' tenacity. And, crucially, they didn't know that Earth harbored two species of intelligent, tool-using bipeds. One of them was us. The other, long-lived and lethal, was hiding in the mountains of eastern Europe, the subject of fantasy and legend. When they emerged and made alliance with humankind, the invading aliens didn't stand a chance. Now Earth is once again ours. Aided by the advanced tech the aliens left behind, we're rebuilding as fast as we can. While a select few of our blood-drinking immortals are on their way to the Shongairi homeworld, having comandeered one of their starships...the planet-busting kind"-- Provided by publisher.


The best American science fiction and fantasy 2020 / edited and with an introduction by Diana Gabaldon ; John Joseph Adams, series editor.

cover image"Featuring guest-editor contributions by the author of the Outlander series, a latest annual edition compiles top-selected short works of science fiction and fantasy from the year 2019."--Provided by publisher.


The last lies of Ardor Benn / Tyler Whitesides.

cover image"The final book in an action-packed epic fantasy series set in a world with dragon-fueled magic where master con artist Ardor Benn takes a job to steal a living dragon. Ardor Benn has taken his lies to a new level, infiltrating high society so he can steal a priceless resource. But now that he's on the inside, he finds himself poring through ancient texts, searching for answers to his deepest questions. He discovers something is coming. Something world-ending. Now, an old enemy is extorting him for one last job. Steal a live dragon. He doesn't know how, and he doesn't know why. But he's got a feeling that it's a job he has to take. Only problem is, Ard's running short on time and shorter on lies. And his personal ambitions are alienating all of his allies. With no one else to rely on, he'll have to trust the one person nobody else does: himself"-- Provided by publisher.


The conjurer / Luanne G. Smith.

cover imageA beguiling novel of revenge, deliverance, and a powerful sisterhood of magic by the Washington Post bestselling author of The Vine Witch and The Glamourist. Sidra didn't murder her husband. Yet even a jinni can't wish away a wrongful imprisonment. Determined to prove her innocence, she returns to her adopted home-a French village renowned for its perfume witches-with her friends Elena and Yvette by her side. Here is where Sidra's true destiny awaits, but danger also lurks in the village's narrow lanes. On her trail is Jamra, another jinni, who's after more than revenge for the murder of his brother. He also seeks vengeance for the indignities inflicted on jinn by mortals over the centuries. When he learns of an ancient relic capable of unleashing chaos on the world, and that the weapon is in the hands of his murderous sister-in-law, he vows to destroy Sidra to get it. Relying on a sisterhood of magic, a mysteriously faithful dog, and a second-rate sorcerer, Sidra defends herself using the village's greatest asset: its perfume. It's as beguiling a lure as it is a formidable shield. But is it enough for Sidra to protect herself and those she loves from powers yet to be released?


The stormbringer / Isabel Cooper.

cover imageRaised to be weapons against the darkness, Sentinels spend their lives fighting the monsters that prey upon humanity. Their hands will shape the world, and their swords will seal its fate. A warrior lost to time ... Pursuing her latest quarry deep into the wilderness, Sentinel Darya finds herself in an ancient city that should no longer exist. There she comes upon a handsome warrior in ancient clothing, held in a deathlike sleep--Amris, hero of the last great battle against the Traitor God. His discovery, and the weakening wards about the city, can only mean one thing: the Traitor is gathering his armies again, and the storms are returning. Amris has been trapped in dreamless sleep since the final battle raged centuries ago. Now he is awake...and so, it seems, is humanity's greatest threat. Determined to save the world from being swallowed by the oncoming storm, Amris and the fiercely beautiful Darya must learn to trust each other--and the powerful bond that's formed between them--as they fight their way through a land swarming with monsters in a last desperate bid to get word back to their allies before it's too late.


The frozen crown : a novel / Greta Kelly.

cover imageFleeing to her allies in the south when her realm is overrun by the forces of a mad emperor, a young heiress is embroiled in labyrinthine political games that threaten to expose her secret magical nature.


A stitch in time / Kelley Armstrong.

cover image"Thorne Manor has always been haunted and it has always haunted Bronwyn Dale. As a young girl, Bronwyn could pass through a time slip in her great-aunt's house, where she'd visit William Thorne, a boy her own age, born two centuries earlier. In the wake of a family tragedy, the house was shuttered and Bronwyn was convinced that William existed only in her imagination. Twenty years later, Bronwyn inherits Thorne Manor, exactly when she needs it most, her life stalled since her young husband's death years earlier. And when she returns, William is waiting. William Thorne is no longer the calm and quiet boy she remembers. He's a difficult and tempestuous man, his own life marred by a tragedy and scandal that had him retreating to self-imposed exile in his beloved moors. He's also none too pleased with Bronwyn for abandoning him all those years ago. As their friendship rekindles and sparks into something more, Bronwyn must also deal with ghosts in the present version of the house, and soon she realizes they are linked to William and the secret scandal that drove him back to Thorne Manor."--Publisher.


Patternmaster / Octavia E. Butler.

cover imageThe combined mind-force of a telepathic race, Patternist thoughts can destroy, heal, rule. For the strongest mind commands the entire pattern and all within. Now the son of the Patternmaster craves this ultimate power, He has murdered or enslaved every threat to his ambition--except one. In the wild, mutant-infested hills, a young apprentice must be hunted down and destroyed because he is the tyrant's equal... and the Pattermaster's other son.



Call of the bone ships / RJ barker.

cover imageA brilliantly imagined epic fantasy of honor, glory, and warfare, Call of the Bone Ships is the action-packed sequel to David Gemmell Award-nominated RJ Barker's The Bone Ships.. Dragons have returned to the Hundred Isles. But their return heralds only war and destruction.. When a horde of dying slaves are discovered in the bowels of a ship, Shipwife Meas and the crew of the Tide Child find themselves drawn into a vicious plot that will leave them questioning their loyalities and fighting for their lives.. The Tide Child TrilogyThe Bone ShipsCall of the Bone Ships. For more from RJ Barker, check out:. The Wounded KingdomAge of AssassinsBlood of AssassinsKing of Assassins.


Memoria / Kristyn Merbeth.

cover image"The Kaiser Family helped the Nova Vita system avoid a catastrophic multi-planet war, one that the Kaisers might have accidentally caused in the first place. In their wake, two planets have been left devastated by ancient alien technology. Now, the Kaisers try to settle into their new lives as tenuous citizens of the serene water planet, Nibiru, but Scorpia Kaiser can never stay still. So, she takes another shady job. One that gives her a ship where spaceborn like her belong. But while Scorpia is always moving forward, Corvus can't seem to leave his life as a soldier behind. Every planet in the system is vying to strip his razed home planet Titan of its remaining resources, and tensions are high. The Kaisers will need to discover the truth behind what happened on Gaia and Titan, or Corvus will be forced again to fight in an unwinnable war - and this time, all of Nova Vita is at stake"-- Provided by publisher.


People of the city / Marshall Ryan Maresca.

cover image"Corruption and conspiracy have infected the city of Maradaine, from the top levels of power to the very depths beneath the city. Dayne Heldrin and Jerinne Fendall, elite warriors of the Tarian Order, have no idea how close they truly are to the center of the city's dark secrets. But when they learn that children are going missing, they know they must investigate further--no matter the cost. They are soon joined by others, each with their own reasons for seeking the children. Veranix Calbert, the vigilante known as the Thorn, thinks his enemies are responsible for the missing children. Inspectors Minox Welling and Satrine Rainey fear the disappearing children are tied to corruption in the city Constabulary. Asti and Verci Rynax hope to protect the kids from their streets, one of whom barely escaped the kidnappers. And a mysterious young cloistress seeks to lead each of them deeper down into the depths of enigmas beneath the city, to the dark, unholy cult known as the Brotherhood, and the horrors that are growing within it. The only hope Maradaine might have against the impending darkness is if these champions can work together to protect all the people of the city..." -- Fantasticfiction.com


Crosshairs : a novel / Catherine Hernandez.

cover image"In this captivating dystopian novel, a larger-than-life drag queen and her allies join forces to rise up when a post-Trump regime rounds those deemed "Other" into concentration camps"-- Provided by publisher.


The poison prince / S.C. Emmett.

cover image"The princess is dead, and the drums of war beat again. The imperial schemes that took her life have reignited tensions with her native Khir, and left her lady-in-waiting, Komor Yala, alone among the treachery of a foreign court. As the Emperor lies upon his deathbed, the palace is more dangerous than ever before--for there are six princes, and only one throne. To survive, and get to the bottom of who ordered her princess dead, Yala will have to rely on some unlikely allies, like the sardonic third prince out of the line of succession, the war-hardened general who sacked her homeland but now asks for her hand, or the surprise visitor from her past who may hold all the answers. But there's a danger greater than any of them have imagined on the horizon. In the distance, the hordes of Tabrak are rising. New perils appear on every border as the palace is beset by threats both within and without. The entire empire is at stake and only one man may be able to save it--if Yala can reach him in time"--Provided by publisher.


D : (a tale of two worlds) : a novel / Michel Faber.

cover imageBaffled by the sudden disappearance of the letter D, a young woman is summoned to the home of a former history teacher before arriving in an enslaved, wintry land where free thinking is under threat.


In veritas / C.J. Lavigne.

cover image"In this fantastic and fantastical debut, C.J. Lavigne concocts a wondrous realm overlaying a city that brims with civic workers and pigeons. Led by her synesthesia, Verity Richards discovers a hidden world inside an old Ottawa theatre. Within the timeworn walls live people who should not exist -- people whose very survival is threatened by science, technology, and natural law. Verity must submerge herself in this impossible reality to help save the last traces of their broken community. Her guides: a magician, his shadow-dog, a dying angel, and a knife-edged woman who is more than half ghost. With great empathy and imagination, In Veritas explores the nature of truth and the complexities of human communication."-- Provided by publisher.


Red dust : a novel / Yoss ; translated from the Spanish by David Frye.

cover image"From beloved Cuban science fiction author Yoss comes a bitingly funny space-opera homage to Raymond Chandler, about a positronic robot detective on the hunt for some extra-dangerous extraterrestrial criminals. On the intergalactic trading station William S. Burroughs, profit is king and aliens are the kingmakers. Earthlings have bowed to their superior power and weaponry, though the aliens, praying-mantis-like Grodos with pheromonal speech and gargantuan Collosaurs with a limited sense of humor, kindly allow them to do business through properly controlled channels. That's where our hero comes in, name of Raymond. As part of the android police force, this positronic robot detective navigates both worlds, human and alien, keeping order and evaporating wrongdoers. But nothing in his centuries of experience prepares him for Makrow 34, a fugitive Cetian perp with psi powers. Meaning he can alter the shape of the Gaussian bell curve of statistical probability--making it rain indoors, say, or causing a would-be captor to shoot himself in the face. Raymond will need all his training--and all his careful study of Chandler's hardbitten cops--to meet his match. As he did in his brilliantly funny and sharp science-fiction parables A Planet for Rent, Super Extra Grande, and Condomnauts, Yoss makes the familiar strange and the strange familiar in Red Dust, giving us an unforgettable half-human hero and a richly imagined universe where the bad guys are above the laws of physics."--Provided by publisher.


Persephone Station / Stina Leicht.

cover image"On the backwater planet of Brynner, at Persephone Station, a community of android refugees, all female, are hiding since they were able to awaken their AI and escape servitude. But the Serrao-Orlov Corporation is nothing if not tenacious, especially about its proprietary AIs, and it wants their property back. However, Persephone is run by Rosie, and they are in charge of an organized group of beneficent criminals and assassins, along with a bunch of worn mercenaries who have a thing for doing the honorable thing, despite the odds. And in a fight with the Serrao-Orlov Corporation, the odds are not going to be good, but it would be a glorious fight. Award-nominated author Stina Leicht has created a visciously feminist take on The Magnificent Seven by the way of Blade Runner and Westworld"-- Provided by publisher.


The charmed wife / Olga Grushin.

cover image"Cinderella married the man of her dreams--the perfect ending she deserved after diligently following all the fairy-tale rules. Yet now, two children and thirteen and a half years later, things have gone badly wrong and her life is far from perfect. One night, fed up, she sneaks out of the palace to get help from the Witch who, for a price, offers love potions to disgruntled housewives. But as the old hag flings the last ingredients into the cauldron, Cinderella doesn't ask for a love spell to win back her Prince Charming"-- Provided by publisher.


Triangulum : a novel / by Masande Ntshanga.

cover imageIn 2040, the South African National Space Agency receives a mysterious package containing a memoir and a set of digital recordings from an unnamed woman who claims the world will end in ten years. Assigned to the case, Dr. Naomi Buthelezi, a retired professor and science-fiction writer, is hired to investigate the veracity of the materials, and whether or not the woman's claim to have heard from a "force more powerful than humankind" is genuine. Thus begins TRIANGULUM, a found manuscript composed of the mysterious woman's memoir and her recordings. Haunted by visions of a mysterious machine, the narrator is a seemingly adrift 17-year-old girl, whose sick father never recovered from the shock of losing his wife. She struggles to navigate school, sexual experimentation, and friendship across racial barriers in post-apartheid South Africa. When three girls go missing from their town, on her mother's birthday, the narrator is convinced that it has something to do with "the machine" and how her mother also went missing in the '90s. Along with her friends, Litha and Part, she discovers a puzzling book on UFOs at the library, the references and similarities in which lead the friends to believe that the text holds clues to the narrators' mother's abduction. Drawing upon suggestions in the text, she and her friends set out on an epic journey that takes them from their small town to an underground lab, a criminal network, and finally, a mysterious, dense forest, in search of clues as to what happened to the narrator's mother.


The dark archive / Genevieve Cogman.

cover image"A professional spy for a mysterious Library that harvests fiction from different realities, Irene faces a series of assassination attempts that threaten to destroy her and everything for which she has worked. Irene is teaching her new assistant the fundamentals of a Librarian's job, and she is finding that training a young Fae is more difficult than she expected. But when they are the targets of kidnapping and assassination attempts, she decides that learning by doing is the only option they have left. . . . In order to protect themselves, Irene and her friends must do what they do best: search for information to defeat the overwhelming threat they face and identify their unseen enemy. To do that, Irene will have to delve deeper into her own history than she ever has before, face an ancient foe, and uncover secrets that will change her life and the course of the Library forever"-- Provided by publisher.


Tender is the flesh : a novel / Agustina Bazterrica, translated from the Spanish by Sarah Moses.

cover image"The electrifying, award-winning, internationally bestselling novel about a dystopian world in which animals have been wiped out, humans are being harvested for food, and society has been divided into those who eat and those who are eaten"-- Provided by publisher.


Axiom's end : a novel / Lindsay Ellis.

cover image"By the fall of 2007, one well-timed leak revealing that the U.S. government might have engaged in first contact has sent the country into turmoil, and it is all Cora Sabino can do to avoid the whole mess. The force driving this controversy is Cora's whistleblower father, and even though she hasn't spoken to him in years, his celebrity has caught the attention of the press, the Internet, the paparazzi, and the government-and redirected it to her. She neither knows nor cares whether her father's leaks are a hoax, and wants nothing to do with him-until she learns just how deeply entrenched her family is in the cover-up, and that an extraterrestrial presence has been on Earth for decades. To save her own life, she offers her services as an interpreter to a monster, and the monster accepts. Learning the extent to which both she and the public have been lied to, she sets out to gather as much information as she can, and finds that the best way for her to find the truth is not as a whistleblower, but as an intermediary. The alien presence has been completely uncommunicative until she convinces one of them that she can act as their interpreter, becoming the first and only human vessel of communication. But in becoming an interpreter, she begins to realize that she has become the voice for a being she cannot ever truly know or understand, and starts to question who she's speaking for-and what future she's setting up for all of humanity"-- Provided by publisher.


Across the green grass fields / Seanan McGuire.

cover image"Regan loves, and is loved, though her school-friend situation has become complicated, of late. When she suddenly finds herself thrust through a doorway that asks her to "Be Sure" before swallowing her whole, Regan must learn to live in a world filled with centaurs, kelpies, and other magical equines-a world that expects its human visitors to step up and be heroes. But after embracing her time with the herd, Regan discovers that not all forms of heroism are equal, and not all quests are as they seem ... A standalone Wayward Children story containing all-new characters, and a great jumping-on point for new readers."-- Provided by publisher.


The factory witches of Lowell / C. S. Malerich.

cover image"C. S. Malerich's The Factory Witches of Lowell is a riveting historical fantasy about witches going on strike in the historical mill-town of Lowell, Massachusetts. Faced with abominable working conditions, unsympathetic owners, and hard-hearted managers, the mill girls of Lowell have had enough. They're going on strike, and they have a secret weapon on their side: a little witchcraft to ensure that no one leaves the picket line. For the young women of Lowell, Massachusetts, freedom means fair wages for fair work, decent room and board, and a chance to escape the cotton mills before lint stops up their lungs. When the Boston owners decide to raise the workers' rent, the girls go on strike. Their ringleader is Judith Whittier, a newcomer to Lowell but not to class warfare. Judith has already seen one strike fold and she doesn't intend to see it again. Fortunately Hannah, her best friend in the boardinghouse--and maybe first love?--has a gift for the dying art of witchcraft."--Provided by publisher.


The kingdom of liars : a novel / Nick Martell.

cover image"In this brilliant debut fantasy, a story of secrets, rebellion, and murder are shattering the Hollows, where magic costs memory to use, and only the son of the kingdom's despised traitor holds the truth. Michael is branded a traitor as a child because of the murder of the king's nine-year-old son, by his father David Kingman. Ten years later on Michael lives a hardscrabble life, with his sister Gwen, performing crimes with his friends against minor royals in a weak attempt at striking back at the world that rejects him and his family. In a world where memory is the coin that pays for magic, Michael knows something is there in the hot white emptiness of his mind. So when the opportunity arrives to get folded back into court, via the most politically dangerous member of the kingdom's royal council, Michael takes it, desperate to find a way back to his past. He discovers a royal family that is spiraling into a self-serving dictatorship as gun-wielding rebels clash against magically trained militia. What the truth holds is a set of shocking revelations that will completely change the Hollows, if Michael and his friends and family can survive long enough to see it."-- Provided by publisher.


Gravity of a distant sun / R. E. Stearns.

cover image"Adda and Iridian have survived the murderous AI that tried to kill them in Barbary Station and an evil megacorporation in Mutiny at Vest but now they'll need all of their ingenuity to make it to the end of this epic trilogy. Adda Karpe and Iridian Nassir are on the run-both from the authorities who want to imprison them and the artificial intelligence that want to control their minds. Trapped on a desolate black-market space station on the edge of Jupiter, they're nearly out of allies-and out of luck. Now, they have one last shot to find a safe haven where they can live together in peace--across the interstellar bridge to another galaxy. Getting onto that mission will take everything they've got and more. But on the other side of that bridge lies the life they've always dreamed of... if they can survive long enough to reach it"-- Provided by publisher.


Nophek gloss / Essa Hansen.

cover image"Caiden's planet is destroyed. His family gone. And, his only hope for survival is a crew of misfit aliens and a mysterious ship that seems to have a soul and a universe of its own. Together they will show him that the universe is much bigger, much more advanced, and much more mysterious than Caiden had ever imagined. But the universe hides dangers as well, and soon Caiden has his own plans. He vows to do anything it takes to get revenge on the slavers who murdered his people and took away his home. To destroy their regime, he must infiltrate and dismantle them from the inside, or die trying"--Provided by publisher.


From a certain point of view : 40 stories celebrating 40 years of The empire strikes back / Tom Angleberger, Sarwat Chadda, S.A. Chakraborty, Mike Chen, Adam Christopher, Katie Cook, Zoraida Córdova, Delilah S. Dawson, Tracy Deonn, Seth Dickinson [and 30 others].

cover image"Celebrate the legacy of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with this exciting reimagining of the timeless film featuring new perspectives from forty acclaimed authors"-- Provided by publisher.


The bright and breaking sea / Chloe Neill.

cover image"Chloe Neill brings her trademark wit and wild sense of adventure to this stunning seafaring fantasy starring a dauntless heroine in a world of magic and treachery. Kit Brightling, rescued as a foundling and raised in a home for talented girls, has worked hard to rise through the ranks of the Isles' Crown Command and become one of the few female captains in Queen Charlotte's fleet. Her ship is small, but she's fast-in part because of Kit's magical affinity to the sea. But the waters become perilous when the queen sends Kit on a special mission with a partner she never asked for. Rian Grant, Viscount Queenscliffe, may be a veteran of the Continental war, but Kit doesn't know him or his motives-and she's dealt with one too many members of the Beau Monde. But Kit has her orders, and the queen has commanded they journey to a dangerous pirate quay and rescue a spy who's been gathering intelligence on the exiled emperor of Gallia. Kit can lead her ship and clever crew on her own, but with the fate of queen and country at stake, Kit and Rian must learn to trust each other, or else the Isles will fall...."-- Provided by publisher.


The hidden world / Melinda Snodgrass.

cover imageFourteen years have passed since he was framed for theft to cover up an imperial atrocity, and disgraced military officer Thracius "Tracy" Belmanor has built a new life for himself. Living under an assumed name as the captain of a small trading vessel crewed primarily by aliens, he and his crew engage in both legal and illegal deals just under the radar of the Solar League authorities. At the other end of the social hierarchy, Princess Mercedes de Arango has her own problems--the major one being the lack of an heir. Meanwhile her philandering husband Boho Cullen has ably proved the problem isn't him. With rumors of a coup swirling around the throne, Mercedes makes the desperate decision to undertake a military campaign and gain her people's allegiance through a victory. But when things go badly wrong and her future lies in the hands of the man she betrayed, Tracy has a choice to make--can he ever forgive her?


A warm heart in winter : a Caldwell Christmas / J. R. Ward.

cover image"Featuring one of the Black Dagger Brotherhood's most iconic couples, Blay and Qhuinn find themselves looking forward to their official mating ceremony. When tragedy strikes just before the happy event, all hope seems lost-and everyone in the Black Dagger Brotherhood rallies around the two of them. Will a freak winter storm bring the unthinkable, or will a warm heart in winter ensure that true love is not lost?"--Provided by publisher.


Machine / Elizabeth Bear.

cover image"Meet Doctor Jens. She hasn't had a decent cup of coffee in fifteen years. Her workday begins when she jumps out of perfectly good space ships and continues with developing treatments for sick alien species she's never seen before. She loves her life. Even without the coffee. But Dr. Jens is about to discover an astonishing mystery: two ships, one ancient and one new, locked in a deadly embrace. The crew is suffering from an unknown ailment and the shipmind is trapped in an inadequate body, much of her memory pared away. Unfortunately, Dr. Jens can't resist a mystery and she begins doing some digging. She has no idea that she's about to discover horrifying and life-changing truths."--Provided by publisher.


Rainbow Bridgade / J.A. Pitts.

cover image"When a rash of suicides strikes Bellingham, Washington, Sarah Beauhall finds herself embroiled in a conspiracy that involves long-dead gods, love-scorned ancients, dragons, witch feuds, and the rediscovery of a mysterious abandoned world"--Back cover.


Night terrors / J.A. Pitts.

cover imageBlacksmith-turned-dragon slayer Sarah Beauhall begins a quest to unravel the mysteries plaguing those close to her. She ends up in a spirit realm of crystalline landscapes and meets the spirit of a long-dead murderer. In the meantime, her lover Katie Cornett is dabbling in the sort of magic that unleashes cataclysmic shockwaves across the Pacific Northwest.


Honeyed words / J.A. Pitts.

cover imageSarah Beauhall is a blacksmith who spends her free time fighting in a medieval reenactment group, but her world falls apart when she discovers that dragons are actually real and living among us as shape shifters.


Forged in fire / J.A. Pitts.

cover imagePracticing magic while building a life with her partner, Katie, blacksmith-turned-dragon slayer Sarah is forced to confront a serial killer targeting people she knows while a blood cult plots to destroy everything she cares about.


Nucleation / Kimberly Unger.

cover imageAfter being grounded to a desk job after botching a routine space-mining mission to establish an interstellar gate to a distant star, Helen discovers that someone intentionally wanted to terminate her project and if necessary, her.


The burning god / R.F. Kuang.

cover imageThe exciting end to The Poppy War trilogy, R. F. Kuang's acclaimed, award-winning epic fantasy that combines the history of twentieth-century China with a gripping world of gods and monsters, to devastating, enthralling effect. After saving her nation of Nikan from foreign invaders and battling the evil Empress Su Daji in a brutal civil war, Fang Runin was betrayed by allies and left for dead. Despite her losses, Rin hasn't given up on those for whom she has sacrificed so much-the people of the southern provinces and especially Tikany, the village that is her home. Returning to her roots, Rin meets difficult challenges-and unexpected opportunities. While her new allies in the Southern Coalition leadership are sly and untrustworthy, Rin quickly realizes that the real power in Nikan lies with the millions of common people who thirst for vengeance and revere her as a goddess of salvation. Backed by the masses and her Southern Army, Rin will use every weapon to defeat the Dragon Republic, the colonizing Hesperians, and all who threaten the shamanic arts and their practitioners. As her power and influence grows, though, will she be strong enough to resist the Phoenix's intoxicating voice urging her to burn the world and everything in it.


The fires of vengeance / Evan Winter.

cover image"In order to reclaim her throne and save her people, an ousted queen must join forces with a young warrior in the second book of this must-read epic fantasy series by breakout author Evan Winter. Tau and his Queen, desperate to delay the impending attack on the capital by the indigenous people of Xidda, craft a dangerous plan. If Tau succeeds, the Queen will have the time she needs to assemble her forces and launch an all out assault on her own capital city, where her sister is being propped up as the 'true' Queen of the Omehi. If the city can be taken, if Tsiora can reclaim her throne, and if she can reunite her people then the Omehi have a chance to survive the onslaught"-- Provided by publisher.


To hold up the sky / Cixin Liu.

cover imagePresents a collection of speculative science fiction tales that envision the future and reimagine the past in settings ranging from the coal mines of China to the edges of frontier space.


Zoey punches the future in the dick / David Wong.

cover image"Nightmarish villains with superhuman enhancements. An all-seeing social network that tracks your every move. Mysterious, smooth-talking power players who lurk behind the scenes. A young woman suddenly in charge of the most decadent city in the world. And her very smelly cat. Zoey Ashe is like a fish so far out of water that it has achieved orbit. She finds herself struggling to establish rule over a sprawling empire while Tabula RaSa's rogue's gallery of larger-than-life crime bosses and corrupt plutocrats smell weakness. Tensions brew across the city. A steamer trunk-sized box arrives at Zoey's door, and she and her bodyguard Wu are shocked to find that it contains a disemboweled corpse, and even more shocked when that corpse, controlled by an unknown party, rises from the box and goes on a rampage through the house. After being subdued, it speaks in an electronic voice, accusing Zoey of being its murderer. Soon, it makes the same claim to the public at large, along with the promise of a cash reward for proof that Zoey and the Suits are behind the crime. Now Zoey is having doubts of her own: Is she 100% sure that someone on her team didn't do this? She also doesn't even have a complete list of what businesses she owns, or what exact laws her organization is still breaking. So what does she really know?"-- Provided by publisher.


The girl and the stars / Mark Lawrence.

cover image"A stunning new epic fantasy series following a girl who is cast out by her people and must fight with everything she has to survive, set in the same world as Red Sister. In some children, the old blood shows, giving them strength, speed, and mystical power. In the cities of Abeth's Corridor, such children are prized. But on the vast ice plains of Abeth, those traits lead children to burn bright and die young, and the discipline of the priests is harsh. Any child who shows signs of the old races is cast into the Pit of the Missing, never to be seen again. Yaz is only sixteen, but she feels a burgeoning gift and she knows the next gathering will be her last--the priests see everything, and her aberrance will not be tolerated. But then she is spared and her brother is identified as one of the broken and cast down into the pit. Stunned, awash with guilt and grief, she flings herself in after him. She expects to find death. Instead she finds a sprawling, secret civilization, where survival is even less assured than on the ice plains. And she soon realizes that this underground empire revolves around a great truth--and an even greater evil--that puts all of Abeth in danger"-- Provided by publisher.


Burning roses / S.L. Huang.

cover image"Rosa, also known as Red Riding Hood, is done with wolves and woods. Hou Yi the Archer is tired, and knows she's past her prime.They would both rather just be retired, but that's not what the world has ready for them. When deadly sunbirds begin to ravage the countryside, threatening everything they've both grown to love, the two must join forces. Now blessed and burdened with the hindsight of middle age, they begin a quest that's a reckoning of sacrifices made and mistakes mourned, of choices and family and the quest for immortality.""--Publisher.


The tower of fools / Andrzej Sapkowski ; translated by David French.

cover image"Reinmar of Bielawa, sometimes known as Reynevan, is a healer, a magician, and according to some, a charlatan. When a thoughtless indiscretion forces him to flee his home, he finds himself pursued not only by brothers bent on vengeance but by the Holy Inquisition. In a time when tensions between Hussite and Catholic countries are threatening to turn into war and mystical forces are gathering in the shadows, Reynevan's journey will lead him to the Narrenturm -- the Tower of Fools"-- Provided by publisher


Where the wild ladies are / Aoko Matsuda ; translated from the Japanese by Polly Barton.

cover image"In this witty and exuberant collection of linked stories, Aoko Matsuda takes the rich, millenia-old tradition of Japanese folktales-shapeshifting wives and foxes, magical trees and wells-and wholly reinvents them, presenting a world in which humans are consoled, guided, challenged, and transformed by the only sometimes visible forces that surround them. A busybody aunt who disapproves of hair removal; a pair of door-to-door saleswomen hawking portable lanterns; a cheerful lover who visits every night to take a luxurious bath; a silent house-caller who babysits and cleans while a single mother is out working. Where the Wild Ladies Are is populated by these and many other spirited women-who also happen to be ghosts. This is a realm in which jealousy, stubbornness, and other excessive "feminine" passions are not to be feared or suppressed, but rather cultivated; and, chances are, a man named Mr. Tei will notice your talents and recruit you, dead or alive (preferably dead), to join his mysterious company."-- Provided by publisher.


King of the rising / Kacen Callender.

cover image"A revolution has swept through the islands of Hans Lollik and former slave Loren Jannik has been chosen to lead the survivors in a bid to free the islands forever. But the rebels are running out of food, weapons and options. And as the Fjern inch closer to reclaiming Hans Lollik with every battle, Loren is faced with a choice that could shift the course of the revolution in their favor-or doom it to failure"-- Provided by publisher.


How the multiverse got its revenge / K. Eason.

cover imageSpace pirate Rory Thorne and her crew trace an abandoned ship to vicious advanced alien tech and a sentient floral plant designed to be a massive biological weapon.


When the tiger came down the mountain / Nghi Vo.

cover imageThe cleric Chih finds themself and their companions at the mercy of a band of fierce tigers who ache with hunger. To stay alive until the mammoths can save them, Chih must unwind the intricate, layered story of the tiger and her scholar lover-a woman of courage, intelligence, and beauty--and discover how truth can survive becoming history. Nghi Vo returns to the empire of Ahn and the Singing Hills Cycle in When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain, a mesmerizing, lush stand-alone follow-up to The Empress of Salt and Fortune.


In evil times / Melinda Snodgrass.

cover imageScholarship student Thracius "Tracy" Belmanor and Princess Mercedes de Arango have graduated from the High Ground and become officers in the Orden de la Estrella. Stung by Mercedes' choice of Beauregard "Boho" Cullen as her consort, Tracy is glad that they are posted on battleships light years apart, but soon finds that without her protection he is nothing but a target. Meanwhile, Mercedes' posting has its own challenges, not least her unfaithful husband.


Jolene / Mercedes Lackey.

cover image"Anna May Jones is the daughter of a coal miner, but a sickly constitution has kept her confined to the house for most of her life. Hoping to improve her daughter's health - and lessen the burden on their family - Anna's mother sends her to live with her Aunt Jinny, a witchy-woman and an Elemental Master, in a holler outside of Ducktown. As she settles into her new life, Anna learns new skills at Aunt Jinny's side and discovers that she, too, has a gift for Elemental magic that Jinny calls 'the Glory'. She also receives lessons from a mysterious and bewitching woman named Jolene, who assures her that, with time, Anna could become even more powerful than her aunt. But with Anna's increasing power comes increasing notice. Billie McDaran, the foreman of the Ducktown mine, begins to take an interest in Anna and her abilities - even though Anna has already fallen in love with a young man with a talent for stonecarving. If she wants to preserve the life she has come to love, Anna must use her newfound powers to oppose the foreman and protect those around her."-- Provided by publisher.


In the black / Patrick S. Tomlinson.

cover image"In a demilitarized zone on the border of human space, long range spy satellites are mysteriously going quiet, and no one knows why. Captain Susan Kamala and her crew are dispatched to figure out what's going on and solve the problem. That problem, however, is a mysterious, bleeding edge alien ship that no human vessel could hope to match in open conflict. But, it's not spoiling for a fight. Now, the Captain and her Crew must figure out how to navigate a complicated game of diplomacy, balancing the needs of their corporate overlords, and the honest desire for a lasting peace between the two races, all without letting a long standing cold war turn hot"--Provided by publisher.


The Atlantis world / A.G. Riddle.

cover imageNorthern Morocco: Dr. Kate Warner cured a global pandemic, and she thought she could cure herself. She was wrong. And she was wrong about the scope of the Atlantis conspiracy. Humanity faces a new threat, an enemy beyond imagination. With her own time running out and the utter collapse of human civilization looming, a new hope arrives: a coded message from a potential ally. Arecibo Observatory: Mary Caldwell has spent her life waiting, watching the stars, looking for signs of intelligent life beyond our world. When that day comes, Mary is thrust into a struggle older than the human race, with far greater stakes. She must decide who to trust, because there's nowhere to hide. Antarctica: In the wake of the Atlantis Plague, Dorian Sloane finds himself a puppet to Ares' mysterious agenda. When Dorian moves to take control of the situation, Ares unleashes a cataclysm that changes everything. As the catastrophe circles the globe, Ares reveals the true nature of the threat to humanity, and Dorian agrees to one last mission: find and kill David Vale and Kate Warner. There will be no prisoners this time. The orders are seek and destroy, and Dorian has been promised that his own answers and salvation lie on the other side. With Dorian in pursuit, Kate, David, and their team race through the ruins of the Atlantean ship left on Earth, across Atlantean science stations throughout the galaxy, and into the past of a mysterious culture whose secrets could save humanity in its darkest hour. With their own lives on the line and time slipping away, Kate, David and Dorian are put to the ultimate test.


Northern wrath / Thilde Kold Holdt.

cover image"A dead man walks between the worlds and foresees Odin's doom. The only survivor of a slaughter unleashes a monster from fiery Muspelheim. Long hidden among mortals, a giantess sighs and takes up her magics once again. A chief's son must overcome war and treason to become the leader his people need. The final battle is coming"--Back cover.


The fourth island / Sarah Tolmie.

cover image"Huddled in the sea off the coast of Ireland is a fourth Aran Island, a secret island peopled by the lost, findable only in moments of despair. Whether drowned at sea, trampled by Cromwell's soldiers, or exiled for clinging to the dead, no outsiders reach the island without giving in to dark emotion. Time and again, The Fourth Island weaves a hypnotic pattern with its prose, presaging doom before walking back through the sweet and sour moments of lives not yet lost. It beautifully melds the certainty of loss with the joys of living, drawing readers under like the tide."--Provided by publisher.


Phoenix extravagant / Yoon Ha Lee.

cover image"Gyen Jebi isn't a fighter or a subversive. They just want to paint. One day they're jobless and desperate; the next, Jebi finds themself recruited by the Ministry of Armor to paint the mystical sigils that animate the occupying government's automaton soldiers. When Jebi discovers the depths of the Razanei government's horrifying crimes--and the awful source of the magical pigments they use--they find they can no longer stay out of politics. What they can do is steal Arazi, the ministry's mighty dragon automaton, and find a way to fight"-- Provided by publisher.


The Atlantis gene, a thriller / A.G. Riddle.

cover image"70,000 years ago, the human race almost went extinct. We survived, but no one knows how. Until now. The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin, and humanity may not survive this time"--Page 4 of cover.


Uranus / Ben Bova.

cover imageA religious idealist, a billionaire financier, and a prestigious scientist battle for control over a space mission to search for life on Uranus.


The alpha enigma / W. Michael Gear.

cover image"Dr. Timothy Ryan, head of the military psychiatric unit at Grantham Barracks, is meeting a new patient, a woman known as Prisoner Alpha. As she is being transferred, they are attacked by assassins, barely escaping with their lives. One shooter vanishes, leaving behind a dead companion unlike anyone Ryan has ever seen. But even more baffling is the puzzle of Alpha herself. She speaks in a strange tongue, and doodles in bars, dots, and little pictures like nothing Ryan has ever seen. Is she some sort of savant, or the most cunning spy he's ever met? As dark forces gather, Alpha makes an impossible escape from Grantham. Ryan quickly becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance, but with a team of unique allies, sets out to prove his innocence. Together, they must find Alpha and save Ryan before it is too late."--Publisher description.


The shadow wand / Laurie Forest.

cover imageElloren Gardner is the Black Witch of Prophecy, and destined to triumph, or be used as the ultimate weapon of destruction. Separated from everyone she loves, isolated and hunted, Elloren must turn to Commander Lukas Grey. With the Mage forces of Gardneria poised to conquer all of Erthia, Elloren has no choice but to ally with Lukas and combine their power to keep herself out of the hands of Gardnerian leader Marcus Vogel, the holder of the all-consuming Shadow Wand.


Spellbreaker / Charlie N. Holmberg.

cover image"The orphaned Elsie Camden learned as a girl that there were two kinds of wizards in the world: those who pay for the power to cast spells and those, like her, born with the ability to break them. But as an unlicensed magic user, her gift is a crime. Commissioned by an underground group known as the Cowls, Elsie uses her spellbreaking to push back against the aristocrats and help the common man. She always did love the tale of Robin Hood. Elite magic user Bacchus Kelsey is one elusive spell away from his mastership when he catches Elsie breaking an enchantment. To protect her secret, Elsie strikes a bargain. She'll help Bacchus fix unruly spells around his estate if he doesn't turn her in. Working together, Elsie's trust in--and fondness for--the handsome stranger grows. So does her trepidation about the rise in the murders of wizards and the theft of the spellbooks their bodies leave behind. For a rogue spellbreaker like Elsie, there's so much to learn about her powers, her family, the intriguing Bacchus, and the untold dangers shadowing every step of a journey she's destined to complete. But will she uncover the mystery before it's too late to save everything she loves?"--Provided by publisher.


The midnight bargain / C. L. Polk.

cover image"Beatrice Clayborn is a sorceress who practices magic in secret, terrified of the day she will be locked into a marital collar that will cut off her powers to protect her unborn children. She dreams of becoming a full-fledged Magus and pursuing magic as her calling as men do, but her family has staked everything to equip her for Bargaining Season, when young men and women of means descend upon the city to negotiate the best marriages. The Clayborns are in severe debt, and only she can save them, by securing an advantageous match before their creditors come calling. In a stroke of luck, Beatrice finds a grimoire that contains the key to becoming a Magus, but before she can purchase it, a rival sorceress swindles the book right out of her hands. Beatrice summons a spirit to help her get it back, but her new ally exacts a price: Beatrice's first kiss . . . with her adversary's brother, the handsome, compassionate, and fabulously wealthy Ianthe Lavan. The more Beatrice is entangled with the Lavan siblings, the harder her decision becomes: If she casts the spell to become a Magus, she will devastate her family and lose the only man to ever see her for who she is; but if she marries--even for love--she will sacrifice her magic, her identity, and her dreams. But how can she choose just one, knowing she will forever regret the path not taken?"--Amazon.


The Atlantis plague / A.G. Riddle.

cover image"A pandemic 70,000 years in the making ... will change humanity ... forever"--Page 4 of cover.


The Duke of Caladan / Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.

cover image"Leto Atreides, Duke of Caladan and father of the Muad'Dib. While all know of his fall and the rise of his son, little is known about the quiet ruler of Caladan and his partner Jessica. Or how a Duke of an inconsequential planet earned an emperor's favor, the ire of House Harkonnen, and set himself on a collision course with his own death. This is the story."--Provided by publisher.


The cerulean queen / Sarah Kozloff.

cover image"The true queen of Weirandale has returned. Cerulia has done the impossible and regained the throne. However, she's inherited a council of traitors, a realm in chaos, and a war with Oromondo. Now a master of her Gift, to return order to her kingdom she will use all she has learned--humility, leadership, compassion, selflessness, and the necessity of ruthlessness."--Provided by publisher.


Postutopian adventures of Darger and Surplus / Michael Swanwick

cover image"This entertaining volume collects Swanwick's tales of his recurring roguish con artists (who previously appeared in the novel Chasing the Phoenix) and their exploits in a neo-Victorian, postapocalyptic future. Throughout, melancholy human Darger and passionate Surplus, a bioengineered humanoid canine, blithely get themselves into and out of predicaments with sanguine ease in a future in which most technological science has regressed, while the biological sciences have progressed in often terrifying ways." -- Publishers Weekly


The doors of Eden / Adrian Tchaikovsky.

cover image"Four years ago, two girls went looking for monsters on Bodmin Moor. Only one came back... Lee thought she'd lost Mal, but now she's miraculously returned. But what happened that day on the moors? And where has she been all this time? Mal's reappearance hasn't gone unnoticed by MI5 officers either, and Lee isn't the only one with questions. Julian Sabreur is investigating an attack on top physicist Kay Amal Khan. This leads Julian to clash with agents of an unknown power - and they may or may not be human. His only clue is grainy footage, showing a woman who supposedly died on Bodmin Moor. Dr Khan's research was theoretical; then she found cracks between our world and parallel Earths. Now these cracks are widening, revealing extraordinary creatures. And as the doors crash open, anything could come through."-- From publisher's description.


The Ikessar falcon / K.S. Villoso.

cover imageThe spiral to madness begins with a single push. Abandoned by her people, Queen Talyien's quest takes a turn for the worst as she stumbles upon a plot deeper and more sinister than she could have ever imagined, one that will displace her king and see her son dead. The road home beckons, strewn with a tangled web of deceit and impossible horrors that unearth the nation's true troubles-creatures from the dark, mad dragons, and men with hearts hungry for power. To save her land, Talyien must confront the myth others have built around her: Warlord Yeshin's daughter, symbol of peace, warrior and queen, and everything she could never be. The price of failure is steep. Her friends are few. And a nation carved by a murderer can only be destined for war.


Earthlings : a novel / Sayaka Murata ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori.

cover image"As a child, Natsuki doesn't fit into her family. Her parents favor her sister, and her best friend is a plush toy hedgehog named Piyyut who has explained to her that he has come from the planet Popinpobopia on a special quest to help her save the Earth. Each summer, Natsuki counts down the days until her family drives into the mountains of Nagano to visit her grandparents in their wooden house in the forest. One summer, her cousin Yuu confides to Natsuki that he is an extraterrestrial, and Natsuki starts to wonder if she might be an alien too. Later, as a married woman, Natsuki feels forced to fit in to a society she deems a "baby factory" but wonders if there is more to the world than the mundane reality everyone else seems to accept. The answers are out there, and Natsuki has the power to find them. Dreamlike, sometimes shocking, and always strange and wonderful, Earthlings asks what it means to be happy in a stifling world, and cements Sayaka Murata's status as a master chronicler of the outsider experience and our own uncanny universe"-- Provided by publisher.


The archive of the forgotten / A. J. Hackwith.

cover image"In the second installment of this richly imagined fantasy adventure series, a new threat from within the Library itself could destroy those within it. The Library of the Unwritten in Hell was saved from total devastation, but hundreds of potential books were destroyed, and the dreams that were held within them will never be realized. When the remnants of those books begin to leak a strange ink, and damsels keep disappearing and reappearing in the Arcane Wing, former librarian Claire realizes that the challenges within the Library have only just begun. Claire and Brevity the muse are immediately at odds concerning how to treat the ink, but the power that it presents has not gone unnoticed. Verity, a representative from the Muses Corps, arrives at the Library to advise Brevity on what to do with the ink, while Claire and the angel Rami hunt for a lost companion. Brevity will have to decide where her allegiances lie, and that choice will have the potential to remake the Library itself"-- Provided by publisher.


The forgotten kingdom : a novel / Signe Pike.

cover image"The story continues in The Forgotten Kingdom, the second book in the epic Lost Queen trilogy, already hailed as "Outlander meets Camelot" (Kirsty Logan, author of Things We Say in the Dark) and "The Mists of Avalon for a new generation" (Linnea Hartsuyker, author of The Golden Wolf). AD 573. Imprisoned in her chamber, Languoreth awaits news in torment. Her husband and son have ridden off to wage war against her brother, Lailoken. She doesn't yet know that her young daughter, Angharad, who was training with Lailoken to become a Wisdom Keeper, has been lost in the chaos. As one of the bloodiest battles of early medieval Scottish history scatters its survivors to the wind, Lailoken and his men must flee to exile in the mountains of the Lowlands, while nine-year-old Angharad must summon all Lailoken has taught her and follow her own destiny through the mysterious, mystical land of the Picts. In the aftermath of the battle, old political alliances unravel, opening the way for the ambitious adherents of the new religion: Christianity. Lailoken is half-mad with battle sickness, and Languoreth must hide her allegiance to the Old Way to survive her marriage to the next Christian king of Strathclyde. Worst yet, the new King of the Angles is bent on expanding his kingdom at any cost. Now the exiled Lailoken, with the help of a young warrior named Artur, may be the only man who can bring the Christians and the pagans together to defeat the encroaching Angles. But to do so, he must claim the role that will forever transform him. He must become the man known to history as "Myrddin." Bitter rivalries are ignited, lost loves are found, new loves are born, and old enemies come face-to-face with their reckoning in this compellingly fresh look at one of the most enduring legends of all time"-- Provided by publisher.


The valkyrie protocol / David Weber & Jacob Holo.

cover image"Agent Raibert Kaminski and the crew of the Transtemporal Vehicle Kleio have made a shocking discovery out in the unknown reaches of the multiverse. They've stumbled across a temporal implosion that has claimed two whole universes, and neither Raibert nor his crew can figure out what caused this calamity other than it had something to do with reckless time travel. The Kleio speeds back to their home universe of SysGov with this dire report, but an audacious plan is put into effect before they arrive. Old colleagues of Raibert's from the Antiquities Rescue Trust, together with a version of Samuel Pepys transplanted from the 17th century into the 30th, have proposed an expedition into the past. Their goal? To branch the timeline by preventing the Plague of Justinian, one of the worst pandemics in human history. Meanwhile, SysGov's multiverse neighbor, the xenophobic Admin, is stirring. While their ambassadors put on a friendly show, the Admin is amassing a fleet of advanced, heavily armed time machines with SysGov firmly in the crosshairs. Time is running out for Raibert and his team. But the crew of the Kleio won't go down without a fight, no matter where - or when - the threat to their home comes from."--Provided by publisher.


The arrest : a novel / Jonathan Lethem.

cover image"Before the Arrest, Sandy Duplessis had a reasonably good life as a screenwriter in L.A. An old college friend and writing partner, the charismatic and malicious Peter Todbaum, had become one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. That didn't hurt. Now, post-Arrest, nothing is what it was. Sandy, who calls himself Journeyman, has landed in rural Maine. There he assists the butcher and delivers the food grown by his sister, Maddy, at her organic farm. But then Todbaum shows up in an extraordinary vehicle: a retrofitted tunnel-digger powered by a nuclear reactor. Todbaum has spent the Arrest smashing his way across a fragmented and phantasmagorical United States, trailing enmities all the way. Plopping back into the siblings' life with his usual odious panache, his motives are entirely unclear."--Publisher.


Rhythm of war / Brandon Sanderson.

cover image"After forming a coalition of human resistance against the enemy invasion, Dalinar Kholin and his Knights Radiant have spent a year fighting a protracted, brutal war. Neither side has gained an advantage, and the threat of a betrayal by Dalinar's crafty ally Taravangian looms over every strategic move. Now, as new technological discoveries by Navani Kholin's scholars begin to change the face of the war, the enemy prepares a bold and dangerous operation. The arms race that follows will challenge the very core of the Radiant ideals, and potentially reveal the secrets of the ancient tower that was once the heart of their strength. At the same time that Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with his changing role within the Knights Radiant, his Windrunners face their own problem: As more and more deadly enemy Fused awaken to wage war, no more honorspren are willing to bond with humans to increase the number of Radiants. Adolin and Shallan must lead the coalition's envoy to the honorspren stronghold of Lasting Integrity and either convince the spren to join the cause against the evil god Odium, or personally face the storm of failure."--Publisher.


Ready player two : a novel / Ernest Cline.

cover image"A 1980s cultural assessment of the fantastical future of online behavior continues the story that began in the internationally best-selling futuristic novel, Ready Player One, that inspired a blockbuster Steven Spielberg film"-- Provided by publisher


Books on CD

The new wilderness [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Diane Cook.

cover imageBea, her five-year-old daughter Agnes, and eighteen others volunteer leave the over-populated metropolis where most of the population resides to live in the Wilderness State, the last swath of wild land left. As the group slowly learns to survive in this dangerous land, its members battle for power and control and betray and save each other. Can they be part of the wilderness and not destroy it?


Think black : a memoir / Clyde W. Ford.

cover imageJohn Stanley Ford became IBM's first black software engineer. But not all of the company's white employees accepted having a black colleague and did everything in their power to humiliate, subvert, and undermine Ford. Yet Ford would not quit. While Ford remained at IBM, it came at great emotional cost to himself and his family, especially his son Clyde who followed him to IBM two decades later. As he, too, experienced the same institutional racism, Clyde began to better understand the subtle yet daring ways his father had fought back.


The orchard [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / David Hopen.

cover imageAri Eden becomes entangled in the most exclusive and wayward group at an opulent Jewish academy. Influenced by their charismatic rabbi, the group begins testing their religion in unconventional ways. Soon Ari and his friends are pushing moral boundaries and careening toward a perilous future, one in which the traditions of their faith are repurposed to mysterious, tragic ends.


Bone chase [sound recording (CD)] / Weston Ochse.

cover image"There were giants on the earth in those days - at least that's what the Bible says. But, where are they? Did they ever really exist at all? When out-of-work math teacher Ethan McCloud is sent a mysterious box, he and his ex-girlfriend begin to unravel a mystery 10,000 years in the making-and he is the last hope to discovering the world's greatest conspiracy. Chased by both the Six-Fingered Man and the Council of David, Ethan must survive the chase - and find the truth"--Provided by publisher.


Champion of the Titan Games [sound recording (CD)] / Brandon Mull.

cover imageCursed by the Key of Forgetting, Seth has lost all memory of his past, his relationships, his experiences, and who he really is. For now he will align with his new mentor, Ronodin, the dark unicorn, who takes him to the Phantom Isle, the secret gateway to the Under Realm. Though Seth is not formally a prisoner, Ronodin wants to use him and his shadow charmer powers for his own dark ends. Kendra is frantic to find her missing brother, but the quest will take her, and her companions, including Warren, Tanu, and Vanessa, far from Wyrmroost to Crescent Lagoon, a recently fallen dragon sanctuary made up of many islands and underwater domains. Its caretaker has regained a foothold on one of the islands. If Kendra and her friends can save that sanctuary, they might uncover the answers they need to rescue Seth.


The mermaid from Jeju [sound recording (CD)] / Sumi Hahn.

cover imageInspired by a true event on Korea's Jeju Island in 1948, Sumi Hahn's debut novel is a magical saga that explores what it means to truly love despite all odds.


Fevers, feuds, and diamonds [sound recording (CD)] : Ebola and the ravages of history / Paul Farmer.

cover imageThorough and hopeful, this definitive work of reportage, history, and advocacy offers the first substantive account of the 2014 Ebola crisis and its implications.


The house on Vesper Sands [sound recording (CD)] / Paraic O'Donnell.

cover imageWith all the wit of a Jane Austen novel, and a case as beguiling as any in Sherlock Holmes's casebook, Paraic O'Donnell introduces a detective duo for the ages, and slowly unlocks the secrets of a startling Victorian mystery.


The wife upstairs [sound recording (CD)] / Rachel Hawkins.

cover imageMeet Jane. Newly arrived to Birmingham, Alabama, Jane is a broke dog-walker in Thornfield Estates, a gated community full of McMansions, shiny SUVs, and bored housewives. The kind of place where no one will notice if Jane lifts the discarded tchotchkes and jewelry off the side tables of her well-heeled clients. Where no one will think to ask if Jane is her real name. But her luck changes when she meets Eddie Rochester. Recently widowed, Eddie is Thornfield Estates' most mysterious resident. His wife, Bea, drowned in a boating accident with her best friend, their bodies lost to the deep. Jane can't help but see an opportunity in Eddie. Not only is he rich, brooding, and handsome, he could also offer her the kind of protection she's always yearned for.


Concrete rose [sound recording (CD)] / Angie Thomas.

cover imageIf there's one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it's that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad's in prison. Life's not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav's got everything under control. Until he finds out he's a father. Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it's not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he's offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he's expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he's different. With King Lord blood running through his veins, though, he can't just walk away.


Dolly Parton, songteller [sound recording (CD)]: my life in lyrics / by Dolly Parton ; with Robert K. Oermann.

cover imageMining over sixty years of songwriting, Dolly Parton highlights her music and brings listeners behind the lyrics by exploring the songs that have defined her journey.


Mediocre [sound recording (CD)] : the dangerous legacy of white male America / Ijeoma Oluo.

cover imageIjeoma Oluo investigates the real costs and the subversive history of white male American identity in order to find a way it can be reimagined, one free from racism, sexism, and oppression.


How (not) to read the Bible [sound recording (CD)] : making sense of the anti-women, anti-science, pro-violence, pro-slavery and other crazy-sounding par / Dan Kimball.

cover imagePastor and best selling author Dan Kimball tackles one of the most pressing apologetic challenges of the twenty-first-century church: how to read and interpret the Bible? Kimball introduces several critical principles to utilize when you open a Bible or read a verse. Then, he looks at five of the most common challenges that arise when people read the Bible today, including the relationship between science and the Bible, the violence we find in the Bible, the treatment of women in the Bible, the odd and strange commands we find in the Bible, and the Bible's controversial claim that there is only one way to know God. Kimball highlights several of the most common passages people find objectionable and shows readers how to correctly interpret them.


NYPD Red 6 [sound recording (CD)] / James Patterson & Marshall Karp.

cover imageReality star Erin Easton's wedding may have a cable crew documenting every detail. But when she disappears, her dressing room is empty but for a blood-spattered wedding gown and signs of a struggle.


Piece of my heart [sound recording (CD)] / Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke.

cover imageTelevision producer Laurie Moran and her fiancee, Alex Buckley, the former host of her investigative television show, are just days away from their mid-August wedding, when things take a dark turn. Alex's seven-year-old nephew, Johnny, vanishes from the beach. A search party begins and witnesses recall Johnny playing in the water and collecting shells behind the beach shack, but no one remembers seeing him after the morning. As the sun sets, Johnny's skim board washes up to shore, and everyone realizes that he could be anywhere, even under water.


How I got this way sound recording (CD)] / Regis Philbin.

cover imageIn this memoir Regis shares what all his experiences have taught him about achieving success and happiness, and about maintaining both for as long as he has.


That time of year [sound recording (CD)] : a Minnesota life / Garrison Keillor.

cover imageWith the warmth and humor for which he is known, the creator and host of A Prairie Home Companion shares his own remarkable story.


Hush-hush [sound recording (CD)] / Stuart Woods.

cover imageStone Barrington is settling in for some downtime in New York City when an anonymous enemy makes himself known. This nameless foe's threats hit close to home, and before Stone can retaliate, the fearsome messages turn into very real consequences. With the help of old friends, and a lovely new tech-savvy acquaintance, Stone sets out to unravel the fatal agenda. But as the web of adversaries expands, Stone realizes that no place is safe, and he'll have to flush out the mastermind before he and those closest to him are silenced for good.


The infinite plan [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Isabel Allende ; [translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden].

cover imageGregory Reeves' nomadic family settles in a Hispanic barrio of 1940's Los Angeles. As Gregory's story unfolds, the tides of history beckon him. When he returns from the horrors of the war in Vietnam, Gregory becomes a lawyer in San Francisco, looks for love with the wrong women, parties, abuses alcohol, and neglects his children. Soon he is left with nothing but a choice and a past to reckon with.


Born to die / Lisa Jackson.

cover imageA sad, strange coincidence, that's Dr. Kacey Lambert's initial response to the deaths of two women who bear an uncanny resemblance to herself. It's not like there was any real connection between Kacey and the B-movie actress or the elementary school teacher. But Detective Selena Alvarez suspects otherwise. One of the bodies contained traces of poison at the time of death. Selena and her partner, Detective Regan Pescoli, can find no motive for murder. But Kacey has started to notice ties between the dead women's lives and her own, all close in age, born within miles of each other. And all have links to Trace O'Halleran, the man Kacey just started dating. The deeper Kacey digs, the more reason she has to fear. More look-alikes are dying, and the killer is getting bolder and more brutal. And Kacey knows it's only a matter of time before hers is the next name on a list of those who were born to die.


How to astronaut [sound recording (CD)] : an insider's guide to leaving planet Earth / Terry Virts.

cover imageRide shotgun on a trip to space with astronaut Terry Virts. This book features stories covering survival training, space shuttle emergencies, bad bosses, the art of putting on a spacesuit, time travel, and much more.


Thick as thieves [sound recording (CD)] / Sandra Brown.

cover imageArden Maxwell, seeking to learn her father's involvement in a twenty-year-old heist that ended in murder, runs afoul of his accomplices.


Fool's paradise [sound recording (CD)] / by Mike Lupica.

cover imageWhen a body is found at the lake in Paradise, police chief Jesse Stone is surprised to find he recognizes the murder victim. The man had been at the same AA meeting as Jesse the evening before. But otherwise, Jesse has no clue as to the man's identity. He isn't a local, nor does he have ID on him. Their single lead is from a taxi company that recalls dropping off the mysterious stranger outside the gate at the mansion of one of the wealthiest families in town.


The pandemic century [sound recording (CD)] : one hundred years of panic, hysteria, and hubris / Mark Honigsbaum.

cover imageMark Honigsbaum combines reportage with the history of science and medical sociology to artfully reconstruct epidemiological mysteries and the ecology of infectious diseases. We meet dedicated disease detectives, obstructive or incompetent public health officials, and brilliant scientists often blinded by their own knowledge of bacteria and viruses. Like man-eating sharks, predatory pathogens are always present in nature, waiting to strike; when one is seemingly vanquished, others appear in its place. These pandemics remind us of the limits of scientific knowledge, as well as the role that human behavior and technologies play in the emergence and spread of microbial diseases.


One good turn [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Kate Atkinson.

cover imageFive people, each of them hiding a secret, look for love, money, redemption, or escape. And they all play a role in several mysteries that intersect in one sinister scheme.


The invisible life of Addie LaRue [sound recording (CD)] / V.E. Schwab.

cover imageFrance, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever, and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.


No time like the future [sound recording (CD)] : an optimist considers mortality / Michael J. Fox.

cover imageA moving account of resilience, hope, fear and mortality, and how these things resonate in people's lives, by actor and advocate Michael J. Fox.


The best of me [sound recording (CD)] / David Sedaris.

cover imageFrom a spectacular career spanning almost three decades, these stories, selected by Sedaris himself, have become modern classics and are now for the first time collected in one volume.


Marauder [sound recording (CD)] / Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison.

cover image"While stopping a violent attack on a Kuwaiti oil tanker, Juan Cabrillo and his team discover something even more dangerous: a ruthless billionaire's dying wish has allowed a paralyzing chemical to end up in the hands of a terrorist group. And the billionaire's daughter will stop at nothing to see his plan through. When an Oregon crew member falls victim to the poison, Juan Cabrillo is desperate to find and antidote before it is too late. He and his team must connect an ancient mystery with a cunning modern enemy in order to save millions of innocent lives, including their own" --From container.


Conversations with RBG [sound recording (CD)] : Ruth Bader Ginsburg on life, love, liberty, and law / Jeffrey Rosen.

cover imageA remarkable and unique book, an informal portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing on a series of her conversations with Jeffrey Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era. Rosen, a veteran legal journalist, scholar, and president of the National Constitution Center, shares with us the justice's observations on a variety of topics, and her intellect, compassion, sense of humor, and humanity shine through. The affection they have for each other as friends is apparent in their banter and in their shared love for the Constitution and for opera. With Justice Ginsburg's approval, Rosen has collected her wisdom from their many conversations in which she discusses the future of the Supreme Court and Roe v. Wade, her favorite dissents, the cases she would most like to see overruled, the #MeToo movement, how to be a good listener, and how to lead a productive, compassionate life.


Daylight [sound recording (CD)] / David Baldacci.

cover imageAtlee Pine's twin sister, Mercy, was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Now, Atlee finally learns the identity of her sister's kidnapper and discovers the truth about what happened to Mercy.


All the acorns on the forest floor [sound recording (CD)] / Kim Hooper.

cover imageThe emotional novel uses a wide range of characters to explore the lengths people will go to for the love of their children, spouses, mothers, and daughters.


Shuggie Bain [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Douglas Stuart.

cover imageThe heartbreaking story of addiction, sexuality, and love features a young boy with a secret who struggles to take care of his alcoholic mother in 1980s Scotland.


Dark tides [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Philippa Gregory.

cover imageMidsummers Eve, 1670. A wealthy man waits outside a poor London warehouse to meet with Alinor, the woman he failed twenty-one years before. He has everything to offer, wealth, land, status, and he believes she has the only thing he cannot buy: his son and heir. The warehouse is failing, clinging on to poor business in Restoration London. But will Alinor and her family sell-out to Sir James? Meanwhile in New England, Alinor's brother Ned, who rebelled against the Crown, cannot find justice in the New World, as the King's revenge stretches across the Atlanic and turns the pioneers against each other and against the native Americans.


Hot to trot [sound recording (CD)] / M. C. Beaton ; with R.W. Green.

cover imagePI Agatha Raisin learns that her one-time lover is to be married. But the morning after the wedding, the bride is murdered. Agatha takes on the case and quickly becomes entrenched in the equestrian world.


Violet bent backwards over the grass [sound recording (CD)] / Lana Del Rey.

cover imageIncludes fourteen poems performed by Lana Del Rey accompanied by music from Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Jack Antonoff. Del Rey's poems are eclectic and honest. They don't try to be anything other than what they are.


The awakening [sound recording (CD)] / Nora Roberts.

cover imageWhen Breen Kelly was a girl, her father would tell her stories of magical places. Now she's an anxious twentysomething mired in student debt and working a job she hates. But one day she stumbles upon a shocking discovery: her mother has been hiding an investment account in her name. It has been funded by her long-lost father, and it's worth nearly four million dollars.


A time for mercy [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / John Grisham.

cover imageJake is the court-appointed lawyer for Drew Gamble, a young man accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance sees it another way. Once he learns the details of the case, he realizes he has to do everything he can to save Drew, who is sixteen. Jake's commitment to the truth puts his career and the safety of his family at risk.


House of correction [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Nicci French.

cover imageWhen a body is discovered in Okeham, England, Tabitha is shocked to find herself in handcuffs. But as dark memories come to light, she begins to question if she knows who she really is.


Goodnight beautiful [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Aimee Molloy.

cover imageA newly married woman finds her life turned upside down when her husband goes missing.


The hidden habits of genius [sound recording (CD)] : beyond talent, IQ, and grit--unlocking the secrets of greatness / Craig Wright, PhD.

cover imageExamining key traits of genius, from curiosity to creative maladjustment to obsession, Professor Craig Wright, creator of Yale's popular "Genius Course," explores what we can learn from brilliant minds that have changed the world.


The return [sound recording (CD)] / Nicholas Sparks.

cover imageTending to his grandfather's beloved bee hives while gearing up for a second stint in medical school, Trevor isn't prepared to fall in love with a local. He senses a connection with deputy sheriff Natalie Masterson that he can't ignore. But even as she seems to reciprocate his feelings, she remains frustratingly distant, making Trevor wonder what she's hiding.


Three women disappear [sound recording (CD)] / James Patterson and Shan Serafin.

cover imageThree women disappear: When a rich accountant who was a master manipulator is found dead, the police deem it suicide. Until suspicious facts start to point the finger at three women, who have all gone missing. Detective Sean Walsh, who has a personal connection to the case, discovers why the women have to stay hidden from both the law and each other.


All that glitters [sound recording (CD)] / by Danielle Steel.

cover imageNicole "Coco" Martin is destined to have it all. As the only child of doting and successful parents, she has been given every opportunity in life. Having inherited her mother's stunning beauty and creativity, along with her father's work ethic and diligence, she has the world at her feet. Her graduation from Columbia is fast approaching, and with it the summer job of her dreams working at a magazine. Between work, leisurely weekends at her family's home in Southampton, and spending as much time as possible with her best friend, Sam, life couldn't be better - until tragedy strikes. Coco's beloved parents are killed in a terrorist attack while on vacation in France.Now devastated and alone, Coco must find a way to move forward and make her way in the world without the family she loved. Determined to forge her own path and make her parents proud, Coco pursues her dreams, dazzled by exciting opportunities that come her way. Her goals are to think outside the box - and always play by her own rules. As she finds herself drawn to charismatic, fascinating men, each relationship will teach Coco new lessons, some delightful, some painful. She will come to realize what matters, and how strong she truly is - and in the end, she will discover herself."--Publisher.


Let love rule [sound recording (CD)] / Lenny Kravitz with David Ritz.

cover imageLenny Kravitz looks back at his life with candor, self-scrutiny, and humor. "My life is all about opposites," he writes. "Black and white. Jewish and Christian. The Jackson 5 and Led Zeppelin. I accepted my Gemini soul. I owned it. I adored it. Yins and yangs mingled in various parts of my heart and mind, giving me balance and fueling my curiosity and comfort." It covers a vast canvas stretching from Manhattan's Upper East Side, Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant, Los Angeles's Baldwin Hills, Beverly Hills, and finally to France, England, and Germany. It's the story of a wildly creative kid who, despite tough struggles at school and extreme tension at home, finds salvation in music. See him grow as a musician and ultimately a master songwriter, producer, and performer. Also, see Lenny's spiritual growth, and the powerful way in which spirit informs his music.


Monogamy [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Sue Miller.

cover imageGraham and Annie are a golden couple, and have been married for nearly thirty years. So when Graham suddenly dies, Annie struggles to pick up the pices of her life. But when she discovers that Graham had been unfaithful to her, she spirals into darkness.


Here we are [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Graham Swift.

cover imageIt's the summer of 1959, and something magical can be witnessed at the end of the pier in beach town Brighton, England. Jack Robbins, Ronnie Deane, and Evie White are performing in a seaside variety show, starring as Jack Robinson the compere comedian, and The Great Pablo and Eve: a magic act. By the end of the summer, Evie's glinting engagement ring will be flung to the bottom of the ocean and one of the trifecta will vanish forever. All three friends begin their path toward the end of Brighton's pier early in life. Evie and Jack's mothers always trumpeting the support that is trademark of stage mothers, while Ronnie's mother sends her son out in the child evacuations to Penny and Eric Lawrence for safety from the London blitz. It's within the safety and love of Evergrene, the Lawrences' estate, that magic creeps into Ronnie's life for the first time and starts the intricate intertwining of fate, chance, and show business. Magic and reality share the stage in this masterly and devastating story that pulls back the curtain on the power of love, family, and the touchstones of our memories"-- Provided by publisher.


Shit, actually [sound recording (CD)] / Lindy West.

cover imageFirebrand NY Times columnist and bestselling author Lindy West unpacks the beloved rom-com and cult classics loved in order to dissect the culture that is created.


The wonder boy of Whistle Stop [sound recording (CD)] / Fannie Flagg.

cover imageBud Threadgoode grew up in the bustling little railroad town of Whistle Stop, Alabama, with his mother Ruth, church going and proper, and his Aunt Idgie, the fun-loving hell-raiser. Together they ran the town's popular Whistle Stop Cafe, known far and wide for its friendly, fun, and famous 'Fried Green Tomatoes.' But sadly, as the railroad yards shut down and the town became a ghost town, nothing was left but boarded-up buildings and memories of a happier time. Then one day, Bud decides to take one last trip, just to see where his beloved Whistle Stop used to be. In so doing, he discovers new friends, new surprises about Idgie's life, and about Ninny Threadgoode, Evelyn Couch, other beloved Flagg characters, and also about the town itself.


Hidden in plain sight [sound recording (CD)] / Jeffrey Archer.

cover imageWilliam Warwick has been promoted to Detective Sergeant, but his promotion means that he, along with the rest of his team, have been reassigned to the Drugs Squad. They are immediately tasked with apprehending Ahmed Rashedi, a notorious drug dealer, who operates his extensive network out of South London. As the investigation progresses, William runs into enemies old and new: Adrian Heath, from his school days, now a street dealer who he convinces to turn informer; and financier Miles Faulkner, who makes a mistake that could finally see him put behind bars. Meanwhile, William and his fiancee Beth enjoy making preparations for their upcoming wedding, though an unpleasant surprise awaits them at the altar.


A song for the dark times [sound recording (CD)] / Ian Rankin.

cover imageWhen his daughter Samantha calls in the dead of night, John Rebus knows it's not good news. Her husband is missing, and Rebus knows that his daughter will be the prime suspect.


The Black Swan of Paris [sound recording (CD)] / Karen Robards.

cover imageA celebrated singer in WWII occupied France joins the Resistance to save her family from being killed in a Nazi prison. Familial love lasts forever, and Genevieve is willing to risk everything for it.


Moonflower murders [sound recording (CD)] / Anthony Horowitz.

cover imageRetired publisher Susan Ryeland is living the good life. She is running a small hotel on a Greek island with her long-term boyfriend Andreas. It should be everything she's always wanted. But is it? And then the Trehearnes come to stay. The strange and mysterious story they tell, about an unfortunate murder that took place on the same day and in the same hotel in which their daughter was married, a picturesque inn on the Suffolk coast named Farlingaye Halle, fascinates Susan and piques her editor's instincts. When the Trehearnes reveal that their daughter Cecily is now missing, Susan knows that she must return to England and find out what really happened.


The heatwave [sound recording (CD)] / Kate Riordan.

cover imageWhen Sylvie Durand returns to to her crumbling family home in the South of France, she struggles to shield her youngest daughter Emma from the truth of what really happened all those years ago. This novel alternates between the past and present, grappling with what it means to love and fear a child in equal measure.


Escaping dreamland [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Charlie Lovett.

cover imageJust as his debut novel becomes a bestseller, Robert Parrish realizes he must confront his secret demons by fulfilling a promise to solve a mystery about his favorite book series, the Tremendous Trio.


You betrayed me [sound recording (CD)] / Lisa Jackson.

cover imageThe Cahills of San Francisco are famous for two things: their vast wealth and the scandals that surround them. The betrayal you can't imagine may be the most terrifying weapon of all.


The valley of the 99 [sound recording (CD)] : a western duo / Wayne D. Overholser.

cover imageDan Riley is determined to find out who is really in charge of a local syndicate, and the only man willing to help him is Andrew Daniels, a former newspaper man whose courage comes from a bottle.


Death of a dentist [sound recording (CD)] / M. C. Beaton.

cover imageA blinding toothache sends Hamish Macbeth 120 miles out of Lochdubh to an infamous dentist's door. Unfortunately, someone has canceled all the doctor's appointments, permanently. Since everyone is pleased the dentist is deceased--patients, several harassed women, and even his wife--Macbeth faces one of the more biting challenges of his career.


Circle of gold [sound recording (CD)] / Diana Palmer.

cover imageSparks flew the moment Kasie Mayfield arrived at Gil Callister's sprawling Montana ranch to temporarily care for his two adorable daughters. Yet never in her wildest dreams did the innocent young woman imagine that her formidable new boss would sweep her off her feet with his potent charm. Before long, she was so deeply in love that it made her heart ache. But how did he feel? The enigmatic rancher was so difficult to read. Still, she couldn't imagine spending her life with anyone but Gil. Could Kasie convince the hard-edged widower that a circle of gold belonged on her finger?


Ambush [sound recording (CD)] / Luke Short.

cover imageThe US Army and a brutal Apache chief prepare for an epic showdown in the New Mexico desert.


Little disasters [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Sarah Vaughan.

cover imageLiz Trenchard is an experienced pediatrician with a duty to protect all children admitted to her busy emergency room. When Jess Curtis, an affluent, stay-at-home mother, turns up at the ER one night with her baby girl, she immediately prompts suspicion. The ten-month-old has a blow to the head her mother doesn't seem to have noticed, and Jess has a story that doesn't stack up. Meanwhile, Liz is riddled with doubt as she confronts secrets held by her mother, whose neglect not only led to a childhood tragedy involving her brother but raises questions about another baby Liz half-remembers from thirty-five years ago.


Ring the hill [sound recording (CD)] / Tom Cox.

cover imageTom Cox presents a book written around, and about, hills: it includes a northern hill, a hill that never ends and the smallest hill in England. Each chapter takes a type of hill as a starting point for an unpredictable and wide-ranging exploration.


Black Bottom saints [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Alice Randall.

cover imageFrom the Great Depression through the post-World War II years, Joseph "Ziggy" Johnson, has been the pulse of Detroit's famous Black Bottom. As he lays dying in the black-owned-and-operated Kirkwood Hospital, Ziggy reflects on his life, the community that was the center of his world, and the remarkable people who helped shape it.


The first sister [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Linden A. Lewis.

cover imageShe has no name and no voice. As a priestess of the Sisterhood, she travels the stars alongside the soldiers of Earth and Mars, the same ones who own the rights to her body and soul. When her former captain abandons her, her hopes for freedom are dashed when she is forced to stay on her ship with no friends, no power, and a new captain, Saito Ren, whom she knows nothing about. She is commanded to spy on Captain Ren by the Sisterhood, but soon discovers that working for the war effort is so much harder to do when she's falling in love. Lito val Lucius climbed his way out of the slums to become an elite soldier of Venus, but was defeated in combat by none other than Saito Ren, resulting in the disappearance of his partner, Hiro. When Lito learns that Hiro is both alive and a traitor to the cause, he now has a shot at redemption: track down and kill his former partner. But when he discovers recordings that Hiro secretly made, Lito's own allegiances are put to the test.


Is this anything? [sound recording (CD)] / Jerry Seinfeld.

cover imageThe first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features a chronologically arranged selection of favorite skits and memories across five decades in comedy, includes selections from his original "Catch a Rising Star" performance.


Loathe at first sight [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Suzanne Park.

cover image"Melody Joo is thrilled to land her dream job as a video game producer, but her new position comes with challenges: an insufferable CEO; sexist male coworkers; and an infuriating - yet distractingly handsome - intern, Nolan MacKenzie, aka "the guy who got hired because his uncle is the boss." Just when Melody thinks she's made the worst career move of her life, her luck changes. While joking with a friend, she creates a mobile game that has male strippers fighting for survival in a post-apocalyptic world. Suddenly Melody's "joke" is her studio's most high-profile project - and Melody's running the show. When Nolan is assigned to Melody's team, she's sure he'll be useless. But as they grow closer, she realizes he's smart and sexy, which makes Melody want to forget he's her intern. As their attraction deepens, she knows it's time to pump the brakes, even with her Korean parents breathing down her neck to hurry up and find a man. With her project about to launch, Melody suddenly faces a slew of complications, including a devastating trolling scandal. Could the man she's falling hard for help her play the game to win - in work and in love?"--Provided by publisher.


The Socrates express [sound recording (CD)] : in search of life lessons from dead philosophers / Eric Weiner.

cover imageThe New York Times best selling author of "The geography of bliss" embarks on a rollicking intellectual journey, following in the footsteps of history's greatest thinkers and showing us how each, from Epicurus to Gandhi, Thoreau to Beauvoir, offers practical and spiritual lessons for today's unsettled times.


Leave the world behind [sound recording (CD)] / Rumaan Alam.

cover imageAmanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation. But a late-night knock on the door breaks the spell. Ruth and G. H. are an older couple--it's their house, and they've arrived in a panic. They bring the news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. But in this rural area--with the TV and internet now down, and no cell phone service--it's hard to know what to believe.


A time for mercy [sound recording (CD)] / John Grisham.

cover imageJake is the court-appointed lawyer for Drew Gamble, a young man accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance sees it another way. Once he learns the details of the case, he realizes he has to do everything he can to save Drew, who is sixteen. Jake's commitment to the truth puts his career and the safety of his family at risk.


True crimes and misdemeanors [sound recording (CD)] : the investigation of Donald Trump / Jeffrey Toobin.

cover imageFrom CNN chief legal analyst and best-selling author Jeffrey Toobin, a real-life legal thriller about the prosecutors and congressional investigators pursuing the truth about Donald Trump's complicity in several crimes, and why they failed. Filled with never-before-reported details of the high-stakes legal battles and political machinations, the book weaves a tale of a rogue president guilty of historic misconduct, and how he got away with it.


Battlegrounds [sound recording (CD)] : the fight to defend the free world / H.R. McMaster.

cover imageH. R. McMaster provides a clear pathway forward for America to improve strategic competence, prevail in complex competitions against adversaries, and regain its position as leader of the free world.


Shakeup [sound recording (CD)] / Stuart Woods.

cover imageAfter his latest dangerous adventure, Stone Barrington is enjoying some normalcy with his lady, until a grisly crime arrives on his doorstep, along with some suspicious new clients eager for his help.


Winter counts [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / David Heska Wanbli Weiden.

cover imageVirgil Wounded Horse is the local enforcer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. When justice is denied by the American legal system or the tribal council, Virgil is hired to deliver his own punishment, the kind that's hard to forget. But when heroin makes its way into the reservation and finds Virgil's own nephew, his vigilantism suddenly becomes personal.


Deadly cross [sound recording (CD)] / James Patterson.

cover imageWhen a gorgeous Georgetown socialite, philanthropist, and ex-wife of the vice president is killed in a double homicide, it opens the psychological case files for Alex Cross and FBI Special Agent Ned Mahoney.


A promised land [sound recording (CD)] / Barack Obama.

cover imageIn the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency,a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes listeners on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation's highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy.


DVDs (Fiction)

Into the West

cover imageExplore one of the most powerful and defining chapters in American history. This powerful epic adventure unfolds as told through the struggles, triumphs, and heartaches of two families as they journey in search of the American dream.


Strange angel.

cover imageJack Parsons is a brilliant and ambitious blue-collar worker of 1930s Los Angeles who started as a janitor at a chemical factory but had fantastical dreams that led him to birth the unknown discipline of American rocketry. Along the way, he fell into a mysterious world that included sex magic rituals at night, and he became a disciple of occultist Aleister Crowley. Parsons used Crowley's teachings of self-actualization to support his unimaginable and unprecedented endeavor to the stars.


Black Jack

cover imageThe story of troubled street basketball legend Jackie Ryan, who is forced to confront his inner demons after getting invited to try out for the NBA.


Dating Amber

cover imageTwo school friends decide to start a pretend straight relationship in an effort to fit in.


Vera.

cover image"The indomitable Vera and her trusted team unravel more complex cases, exploring stories of corporate corruption, organized crime and deeply buried personal guilt" -- From container.


The Cheyenne social club

cover imageCheyenne Social Club: Saddle-weary Texans are surprised to find they've inherited a Wyoming brothel and must defend it against a gun-wielding gang.


The Inspector Lynley mysteries.

cover imageNatural causes: While Lynley is suspended, pending the outcome of his disciplinary hearing, Havers teams up with a different Detective Inspector, Fiona Knight, to investigate the drowning of a young woman in her car.


Aviva

cover imageAviva is a young Parisian who develops an online romance with Eden, a New Yorker. After a long courtship, they meet in person and fall in love, settling into an intimate relationship that leads to marriage. But their lives are not without struggle, for inside both young lovers exists warring factions of masculine and feminine energies battling for primacy inside and out of the bodies that contain them.


Get Smart.

cover imageCan Max survive a plague of murderous bananas? A plot to freeze the earth with a giant fan? A disguise that makes him look like Phyllis Diller? These questions and more are all answered hilariously...in the 26 episodes of the fifth and final season of "Get Smart." Watch as the agents conquer KAOS in the race to deploy the AAAMM (the Anti-Anti-Anti-Missile-Missile) in "Ironhand," see Max take on The Exterminator disguised as an elderly nanny in "Witness for the Execution," and the final episode in the series, "I Am Curiously Yellow," where Max is hypnotized by KAOS and instructed to steal a powerful prototype weapon.


Get Smart.

cover imageIn season 4, wedding bells finally ring for Max and 99 ... that is, if Max can escape from the clutches of KAOS and the evil Dr. Madre, who's hidden the map to a secret uranium mine on Max''s chest, in "With Love and Twitches. This 26 episode season includes the legendary two-part special, "The Not-So-Great-Escape", featuring the agents'' breakout from a sinister KAOS P.O.W. camp in New Jersey!


Get Smart.

cover imageFrom season three's very first episode -- in which Max and 99 face down the KAOS "League of Imposters" -- to the hilarious hippie send up "The Groovy Guru," voted one of the 100 best TV episodes of all time,


Get Smart.

cover imageThe madcap misadventures only get funnier in Season 2, as Max and 99 pursue their elusive KAOS adversaries around the world - from Greenland to the scorching sands of the Sahara desert - and come face-to-face with their dastardly foes ... in a Bedouin tent ... at the stylish "Pussycat Club" ... and deep beneath the waves in a secret KAOS submarine.


Get Smart.

cover imageMaxwell Smart, a highly intellectual but bumbling spy working for the CONTROL agency, battles the evil forces of rival spy agency KAOS with the help of his competent partner, Agent 99 in this spy-spoof series inspired by the comic genius of Mel Brooks and Buck Henry.


How green was my valley

cover imageA man looks back on his life as a boy in a small Welsh mining town. His reminiscences reveal the disintegration of his closely knit family while capturing the sentiments and issues of their time.


Constantine.

cover imageSeasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine is armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and a wicked wit. With the balance of good and evil on the line, Constantine uses his skills to find the supernatural terrors that threaten our world and send them back where they belong.


Broil

cover imageAfter a violent incident with a school nemesis, seventeen-year-old Chance Sinclair is sent to live with her draconian grandfather at his lavish estate, where she soon uncovers a dangerous ancient family secret. Suddenly caught between warring factions of the family, her only hope for survival may well come from a killer-for-hire with a fortuitous stroke of culinary genius.


How to murder your wife

cover imageRegretting his decision to propose marriage to a woman who pops out of a cake at his friend's bachelor party, cartoonist Stanley Ford asks for a divorce. Unfortunately, his new Italian-only speaking bride will have none of it, and soon takes over his house and his life. Seeing no way out, he uses his cartoon strip to live out his inner, darker thoughts on solving the problem.


Mystery Road.

cover imageWhen two boys disappear from a remote cattle station, local police sergeant Emma James calls in indigenous detective Jay Swan to help find out what happened. As Emma and Jay butt heads over their conflicting methods, the unexpected arrival of Jay's troubled daughter only inflames the tension. But when their investigation uncovers other crimes haunting the backwater town, the detectives must look to the past to get justice in the present.


Trollhunter

cover imageA group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.


Alone

cover imageSet in the Pacific Northwest wilderness, the film follows recently widowed Jessica who, fleeing the city in a desperate attempt to cope, is kidnapped and locked away in a mysterious man's cabin. Her escape from the clutches of this murderous captor land her in the heart of the untamed wilderness, with only her wits to rely on for survival as her pursuer closes in.


Love and monsters

cover imageSeven years after the Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson, along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground ever since giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over the radio with his high school girlfriend, Aimee, who is now 80 miles away at a coastal colony, Joel begins to fall for her again. As Joel realizes that there's nothing left for him underground, he decides to venture out to Aimee, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way.


Death in paradise.

cover imageFrom an apparent serial killer on the loose on New Years Eve to a man stabbed during a survival weekend on a deserted tropical island, the cases are more baffling than ever for Detective Inspector Jack Mooney. When an unexpected romantic encounter turns Jack's life upside down, the team faces a fresh challenge in the shape of new arrival DI Neville Parker.


The tale

cover imageA documentary filmmaker starts to question the nature of her childhood relationship with her riding instructor and running coach after rediscovering a story she wrote at age 13.


Echo boomers

cover imageA gripping crime thriller filled with pulse-pounding twists and turns. A recent college graduate, Lance Zutterland leaves school in debt, realizing everything he had worked toward was built on a lie. When he is pulled into a criminal underground operation, he finds his peers fighting the system by stealing from the rich and giving to themselves. With nothing to lose, they leave behind a trail of destruction. --From container.


Eve's bayou

cover imageEve's family seems perfect until she catches her doctor father more than just examining one of his patients and Eve's tormented by the family secrets that come out.


Triggered

cover imageNine friends, each harboring a dark secret, go camping in the woods. After a wild night of partying, they wake up with suicide bombs strapped to their chests, all with varying times on their countdown clocks. They decide to work out how to disarm the bombs or find help, until they discover they can 'take' one another's time by killing each other.


The last shift

cover imageOn the graveyard shift at Oscar's Chicken and Fish, Stanley is retiring after 38 years and has to train his young replacement. The Boomer dropout who is leaving this career behind and the Milennial columnist who is making ends meet find ways to connect in the early hours of a quiet kitchen.


The place of no words

cover image"'Where do we go when we die?' A question by three-year-old Bodhi Palmer sets a real family on an imaginative adventure that explores how we cope with dying and the love, laughter, and pain we can find within it" -- From container.


Arthur & Merlin

cover image"A tale of power, betrayal, lust, and revenge, the story of a man battling to fulfill his destiny to become the king his nation needs. The year 463 AD. England is a land divided. A land in need of a legend. King Arthur has been absent for five long years, fighting a war abroad that has stricken his knights, left his throne defenseless and his queen at the mercy of Modred, his illegitimate son. He must return home fast, facing dark and dangerous threats from all sides. But as he fights to preserve Camelot and all that he holds dear, the toughest conflict will be with himself. Guided by the legendary wizard Merlin, Arthur must strive to become the king that his nation needs." --From container.


Arthur & Merlin

cover imageA young Celtic warrior and a hermit wizard must unite to defeat an evil druid.


The Jack Ryan 5-film collection

cover imageThe hunt for Red October: CIA analyst Jack Ryan tries to figure out if Russian submarine captain Marko Ramius is planning to attack the U.S. coast or planning to defect.


The craft.

cover imageAfter learning about local legendary witch Nancy, a group of high school students ignores the cautionary part of her tale and forms a coven. The warning they didn't heed will come for them, however, as they lean into their newfound powers and discover the dark side of their craft.


Infidel

cover imageKidnapped while attending a religious conference in the Middle East, American journalist Doug Rawlins is a hostage of the Iranian regime on trial for trumped-up charges of espionage. With no help from her State Department connections, Doug's wife Liz decides to take matters into her own hands to find her husband and bring him home. Inspired by true events and, Infidel casts light on the plight of the Americans currently held captive in Iran.


Chick fight

cover imageWhen Anna Wyncomb is introduced to an underground, all-female fight club in order to turn the mess of her life around, she discovers she is much more personally connected to the history of the club than she could ever imagine.


Kajillionaire

cover imageTwo con artists have spent 26 years training their only daughter to swindle, scam, and steal at every turn. During a desperate and hastily conceived heist, they charm a stranger into joining them, only to have their entire world turned upside down.


When calls the heart.

cover imageLife is never dull in Hope Valley! Elizabeth finds herself courted by two potential suitors while also raising her young son. Rosemary helps Clara and Jesse plan their wedding and town rallies together to face a variety of challenges, including a windstorm and an outbreak of chickenpox.


The meaning of Christmas

cover imageWish for Christmas: When a high school senior finds out from her parents that she has to miss the town's winter dance to attend Christmas Eve service at church, she successfully wishes their faith away, bringing disasterous consequences to her family and community. To restore their faith, she is led through a series of Christmas adventures that change her heart and those around her.


The war with Grandpa

cover imageSixth grader Peter is pretty much the average kid: he likes gaming, hanging with his friends, and his beloved pair of Air Jordans. But when he has to give up his most prized possession -- his bedroom -- when his recently widowed grandfather moves in with Peter's family, he's unwilling to let such an injustice stand. Peter devises a series of increasingly elaborate pranks to drive out the interloper, but Grandpa Ed won't go without a fight.


The Comey rule

cover imageTells the story of former FBI Dir. James Comey and President Donald J. Trump, two powerful men whose strikingly different ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course.


Aviva

cover imageAviva is a young Parisian who develops an online romance with Eden, a New Yorker. After a long courtship, they meet in person and fall in love, settling into an intimate relationship that leads to marriage. But their lives are not without struggle, for inside both young lovers exists warring factions of masculine and feminine energies battling for primacy inside and out of the bodies that contain them.


The opening act

cover imageAspiring stand-up comedian Will is forced to face the realities of relentless hecklers, drunk comedy groupies and hard-to-impress morning radio DJs.


The war with Grandpa

cover imageSixth grader Peter is pretty much the average kid: he likes gaming, hanging with his friends, and his beloved pair of Air Jordans. But when he has to give up his most prized possession -- his bedroom -- when his recently widowed grandfather moves in with Peter's family, he's unwilling to let such an injustice stand. Peter devises a series of increasingly elaborate pranks to drive out the interloper, but Grandpa Ed won't go without a fight.


Baby doll

cover imageCotton-mill owner Archie Meighan, married to nineteen-year-old "Baby Doll", looks forward to the day his wife turns twenty and will finally allow him to sleep with her. But he has competition in the form of sly business competitor Silva Vacarro, who covets both Archie's cotton mill and his young and beautiful wife.


Honest thief

cover imageWanting to lead an honest life, a notorious bank robber turns himself in, only to be double-crossed by two ruthless FBI agents.


Honest thief

cover imageWanting to lead an honest life, a notorious bank robber turns himself in, only to be double-crossed by two ruthless FBI agents.


The beach house

cover imageHoping to reignite their relationship, college students Emily and Randall arrive at their weekend getaway only to discover a peculiar older couple already staying there. They all agree to share the home but, after an indulgent night of partying, they're awoken to a living nightmare of apocalyptic proportions. A mysterious airborne microbe has infected the water and it's making its way to the house.


The dark and the wicked

cover imageOn a secluded farm, a man is bedridden and fighting through his final breaths while his wife slowly succumbs to overwhelming grief. Siblings Louise and Michael return home to help, but it doesn't take long for them to see that something's wrong with mom too. Gradually, they begin to suffer a darkness similar to their mother's, marked by waking nightmares and a growing sense that an evil entity is taking over their family.


The reason

cover imageWhen a mysterious man appears in a small town, unexplained miracles start to occur changing the lives of everyone he meets. There's a mother whose five-year-old boy has leukemia, two doctors, one an atheist haunted by his past, the other a brilliant young oncologist that places all her hope in the power of modern medicine, and a blind pastor whose son hasn't spoken a single word in 38 years.


Yellowstone.

cover imageIn the most explosive season of Yellowstone yet, John Dutton and his family must protect their land from new and old enemies, led by Wall Street maverick Roarke. Threatened by betrayals, bad blood, and lucrative business deals, the Duttons form unexpected alliances and confront dangerous measures to safeguard their legacy. This season includes extended content and bonus features, making-of featurettes, behind the scenes clips, never-before-seen interviews with cast and crew, and much more.


Tenet

cover imageArmed with only one word and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a man journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real-time.


What we do in the shadows.

cover imageThe continuing adventures of vampire roommates Nandor, Nadja, Laszlo and Colin Robinson and their human familiar Guillermo as they further explore the human world of Staten Island, New York.


Proxima

cover imageSarah is a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. She is the only woman in the arduous program. She lives alone with Stella, her seven-year-old daughter. Sarah feels guilty that she cannot spend more time with her child. When Sarah is chosen to be part of the crew of a year-long space mission called "Proxima", it creates chaos in the mother-daughter relationship.


Possessor

cover imageFrom the visionary mind of writer/director Brandon Cronenberg, it is an arresting sci-fi thriller about elite corporate assassin Tasya Vos. Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people's bodies to execute high-profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment, Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her.


Faith under fire

cover imageAfter an exhausting night of saving a little girl from a raging house fire, Fireman Tom Hatcher is at the end of his rope. He couldn't save his wife from cancer, and worse yet, his six-year-old daughter, Tiffany, is now facing the same possible fate. When he finds himself in a cold jail cell after punching a pastor out of frustration with a seemingly absent God, Tom begins to reflect on his downward spiral into despair.


Tenet

cover imageArmed with only one word and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real-time.


Richard Pryor triple feature

cover imageSee no evil, hear no evil: Meet Wally and Dave. Wally is blind, Dave is deaf. When a man is murdered outside the newsstand where they work, the police collar these two unlikely buddies as their main suspects. A hilarious chase ensues as Wally and Dave hightail it from the New York Police Department to snag the real bad guys - the wickedly beautiful Eve and her cold-blooded cohort, Kirgo.


Smiley face killers

cover image"From writer Bret Easton Ellis and director Tim Hunter comes this intense, pulse-pounding serial killer tale based on actual events. As a strange wave of mysterious drownings of male college students plagues the California coast, Jake struggles to keep his life together at school. Finding himself stalked by a hooded figure driving an unmarked van, Jake fears he may become the next victim in the killers' horrific spree." --From container.


Death of me

cover imageA husband and wife on a remote South Pacific island holiday awaken one morning with a hangover and no recollection of what transpired. When playing back a video of the previous night, they see they participated in a local ritual that somehow ends with him murdering her.


Spies of Warsaw

cover imageSet in Poland, Paris and Berlin in the years leading up to the Second World War. At the French embassy in Warsaw, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier, is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of the city. At the same time, he is involved in a passionate love affair with a Parisian woman of Polish heritage. Risking his life, Mercier works in the shadows amid a remarkable cast of characters, some known to him as spies, some never to be revealed.


The craft

cover imageA supernatural horror story filled with special effects about a group of unpopular high-school girls who dabble in witchcraft. Once unleashed, the power becomes too much for them to handle, leading to a battle for control between Sarah, the new girl in the group, and power-crazed Nancy.


Monstrum

cover imageCalled out of retirement by his king, General Yoon Gyeom struggles to fight against a monster that threatens King Jung Jong's life as well as quell a coup that is organizing amid the chaos.


Shirley

cover imageIn this semi-biographical film, a famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.


Holiday romance collection

cover imageThe most wonderful time of the year: Corporate analyst and single mom, Jen, tackles Christmas with a business-like approach until her uncle arrives with a handsome stranger in tow.


It's always sunny in Philadelphia.

cover imageMac learns a new language, Charlie does a period piece, Dennis attempts a one-act play, Dee cuts her hair, and Frank performs a death scene. During that epic awards push, Mac announced his true sexual identity to his father in dramatic fashion, Dee orchestrated an all-female reboot, Dennis reunited with his Range Rover, and the Gang epitomized underdogs as they overcame the odds to win the Super Bowl.