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Cold betrayal / J. A. Jance.
Ali Reynolds's longtime friend and taser-carrying nun, Sister Anselm, rushes to the bedside of a young pregnant woman hospitalized for severe injuries after she was hit by a car on a deserted Arizona highway. The girl had been running away from The Family, a polygamous cult with no patience for those who try to leave its ranks. Something about her strikes a chord in Sister Anselm, reminding her of a case she worked years before when another young girl wasn't so lucky.


The patriot threat Steve Berry.
The patriot threat  Steve Berry.
Cotton Malone, once a member of an elite intelligence division within the Justice Department known as the Magellan Billet, is now retired. But when his former boss, Stephanie Nelle, asks him to track a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top secret Treasury Department files, the kind that could bring the United States to its knees, Malone is vaulted into a harrowing twenty-four-hour chase that begins on the water in Venice and ends in the remote highlands of Croatia.


The dead play on Heather Graham.
The dead play on  Heather Graham.
Musicians are being murdered in New Orleans. But Arnie Watson apparently died by his own hand. When Tyler Anderson plays the saxophone he inherited from Arnie, a soldier and musician who died soon after his return, he believes he sees visions of his friend's life-and death.


NYPD red 3 / James Patterson and Marshall Karp.
Protect the rich. Serve the famous. Hunt the guilty. Hunter Alden, Jr., a billionaire businessman, has it all: a sexy wife, a brilliant teenage son, and an ever-growing fortune. But his perfect life shatters one horrific night when he discovers the severed head of his chauffeur, stuffed in a bag marked, in blood, with his son's initials. Now his son is missing, and the price to get him back might be too high--even for one of the world's richest men. When NYPD Red, the elite task force for New York City's most high-profile crimes, takes the case, Detective Zach Jordon and his partner--and ex-girlfriend--Kylie MacDonald have never seen anything so unspeakable. As the investigation continues, Zach and Kylie realize that the closer they get to the truth, the more their own lives are in danger --


The stranger / Harlan Coben.
[M]arried parents Adam and Hannah confront the shocking secret on which their marriage is built leaving Adam wondering whether he ever truly knew Hannah at all --


The boy who lost Fairyland / Catherynne M. Valente.
The boy who lost Fairyland /  Catherynne M. Valente.
When a young troll named Hawthorn is stolen from Fairyland by the Golden Wind, he becomes a changeling--a human boy--in the strange city of Chicago, a place no less bizarre and magical than Fairyland when seen through trollish eyes. Left with a human family, Hawthorn struggles with his troll nature and his changeling fate. But when he turns twelve, he stumbles upon a way back home, to a Fairyland much changed from the one he remembers. Hawthorn finds himself at the center of a revolution.


Bad hair day / Sarah Mlynowski.
This time, the magic mirror sucks Abby and Jonah into the story of Rapunzel. When the siblings get the famous tale all tangled up, they have to find a way to set things right ... with hilarious results! With quick thinking and a bit of magic, can Abby and Jonah turn this bad hair day around?


Cold as ice / Sarah Mlynowski.
This time, Abby and Jonah are on a quest to find The Snow Queen in order to save someone from being frozen! Hijinks and hilarity ensue once again in this sweet, charming, and enchanting series.


Fairest of all / Sarah Mlynowski.
Abby and Jonah find themselves tangled in Snow White's story. Once there, they accidentally change key events in the tale! In order for Snow White to get her happy ending, it's up to Abby and Jonah to make things right.


Starring Jules (as herself) / Beth Ain.
Jules doesn't want to ruin the opportunity of a lifetime, and she's willing to turn to anyone for help--even her know-it-all ex-best friend! If only that lovely new girl in class would turn out to be the new best friend of her dreams, maybe, just maybe, Jules will be ready for her close-up.


Summer love : a Prairie Home Companion / Garrison Keillor, Sara Watkins, Fred Newman, and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band.
Summer love : a Prairie Home Companion / Garrison Keillor, Sara Watkins, Fred Newman, and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band.
Join Garrison Keillor and friends for highlights from their 25-city Summer Love Tour, a celebration of love in all its splendor.


NYPD red 3 / James Patterson with Marshall Karp.
NYPD red 3 /  James Patterson with Marshall Karp.
Hunter Alden, Jr., a billionaire businessman, has it all: a sexy wife, a brilliant teenage son, and an ever-growing fortune. But his perfect life shatters one horrific night when he discovers the severed head of his chauffeur, stuffed in a bag marked, in blood, with his son's initials. Now his son is missing, and the price to get him back might be too high; even for one of the world's richest men.


The stranger / Harlan Coben.
Married parents Adam and Hannah confront the shocking secret on which their marriage is built, leaving Adam wondering whether he ever truly knew Hannah at all.


Frank : [a life in politics from the Great Society to same-sex marriage] / Barney Frank.
The candid political memoir of Barney Frank, former House Representative from Massachusetts ... and a pioneering, openly gay politician--


Cuba Straits / Randy Wayne White.
Doc Ford's old friend, General Juan Garcia, has gone into the lucrative business of smuggling Cuban baseball players into the U.S. He is also feasting on profits made by buying historical treasures for pennies on the dollar. He prefers what dealers call HPC items--high-profile collectibles--but when he manages to obtain a collection of letters written by Fidel Castro between 1960-62 to a secret girlfriend, it's not a matter of money anymore. Garcia has stumbled way out of his depth. First Garcia disappears, and then the man to whom he sold the letters. When Doc Ford begins to investigate, he soon becomes convinced that those letters contain a secret that someone, or some powerful agency, cannot allow to be made public. A lot happened between Cuba and the United States from 1960-62. Many men died. A few more will hardly be noticed.--


Better than before mastering the habits of our everyday lives / Gretchen Rubin.
Better than before mastering the habits of our everyday lives / Gretchen Rubin.
The author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, tackles the critical question: How do we change?


Ghost boy : the miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body / Martin Pistorius.
Ghost boy : the miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body / Martin Pistorius.
In January 1988, Martin Pistorius, aged twelve, fell inexplicably sick. First he lost his voice and stopped eating. Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. Doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Martin's parents were told an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live. Their boy was gone. Or so they thought.


I'll give you the sun / Jandy Nelson.
I'll give you the sun /  Jandy Nelson.
Jude and her brother, Noah, are incredibly close twins. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude surfs and cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking.


Rain reign / Ann M. Martin.
Rain reign /  Ann M. Martin.
Struggling with Asperger's, Rose shares a bond with her beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront the limits of her comfort levels, even if it means leaving her routines in order to search for her pet.


World gone by a novel / Dennis Lehane.
World gone by a novel / Dennis Lehane.
Joe lives his life deep in the shadows as a consigliere to the Bartolo Crime Family in Tampa. There he tries to raise his son, Tomas, in peace, traveling between Tampa and his son's native Cuba during the height of World War II. Ever the operator, Joe moves easily between the black, white, and Cuban underworlds, crossing paths with Tampa's social elite, US Naval intelligence, the Lansky-Luciano mob, and the mob-financed government of Fulgencio Batista --


The island of Dr. Libris Chris Grabenstein.
The island of Dr. Libris  Chris Grabenstein.
A twelve-year-old boy, worried that his parents may divorce, discovers that an island in the middle of the lake where he is spending the summer is the testing grounds of the mysterious Dr. Libris, who may have invented a way to make the characters in books come alive.


Blast from the past Meg Cabot.
Blast from the past  Meg Cabot.
Fourth-grader Allie establishes a new set of rules after she is forced to pair up with ex-best friend Mary Kay on a class trip to a historic one-room schoolhouse.


Glitter girls and the great fake out Meg Cabot.
Glitter girls and the great fake out  Meg Cabot.
While trying to spare Erica's feelings so she could go to Brittany's birthday party, Allie disobeys one of her own rules and lies.


Stage fright Meg Cabot.
Stage fright  Meg Cabot.
Allie's theatrical hopes are crushed when, instead of being cast as the princess, she is given the role of the evil queen in the fourth-grade class play.


The crossover by Kwame Alexander.
Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health. Book was Newbery winner in 2015.


17 carnations : the Royals, the Nazis, and the biggest cover-up in history / by Andrew Morton.
Andrew Morton tells the story of the feckless Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor, his American wife, Wallis Simpson, the bizarre wartime Nazi plot to make him a puppet king after the invasion of Britain, and the attempted cover-up by Churchill, General Eisenhower, and King George VI of the duke's relations with Hitler. From the alleged affair between Simpson and the German foreign minister to the discovery of top secret correspondence about the man dubbed the traitor king and the Nazi high command, this is a saga of intrigue, betrayal, and deception suffused with a heady aroma of sex and suspicion. For the first time, Morton reveals the full story behind the cover-up of those damning letters and diagrams: the daring heist ordered by King George VI, the smooth duplicity of a Soviet spy as well as the bitter rows and recriminations among the British and American diplomats, politicians, and academics. Drawing on FBI documents, exclusive pictures, and material from the German, Russian, and British royal archives, as well as the personal correspondence of Churchill, Eisenhower, and the Windsors themselves, 17 CARNATIONS is a dazzling historical drama, full of adventure, intrigue, and startling revelations, written by a master of the genre.


A spool of blue thread : a novel / Anne Tyler.
A spool of blue thread : a novel / Anne Tyler.
It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family--their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog--is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too: Abby and Red are growing older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them, and the fate of the house so lovingly built by Red's father. Brimming with the luminous insight, humor, and compassion that are Anne Tyler's hallmarks, this capacious novel takes us across three generations of the Whitshanks, their shared stories and long-held secrets, all the unguarded and richly lived moments that combine to define who and what they are as a family--


Blood infernal / James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell.
Blood infernal /  James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell.
As an escalating scourge of grisly murders sweeps the globe, archaeologist Erin Granger must decipher the truth behind an immortal prophecy, one found in the Blood Gospel, a tome written by Christ and lost for centuries: The shackles of Lucifer have been loosened, and his Chalice remains lost. It will take the light of all three to forge the Chalice anew and banish him again to his eternal darkness. With the Apocalypse looming and the very barriers of our world crumbling, Erin must again join forces with Army sergeant Jordan Stone and Father Rhun Korza to search for a treasure lost for millennia, a prize that has already fallen into the hands of their enemy.


Cold cold heart / Tami Hoag.
Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until a notorious serial killer tried to add her to his list of victims. Nearly a year has passed since surviving her ordeal, but the physical, emotional, and psychological scars run deep. Struggling with the torment of post-traumatic stress syndrome, plagued by flashbacks and nightmares as dark as the heart of a killer, Dana returns to her hometown in an attempt to begin to put her life back together. But home doesn't provide the comfort she expects. Dana's harrowing story and her return to small town life have rekindled police and media interest in the unsolved case of her childhood best friend, Casey Grant, who disappeared without a trace the summer after their graduation from high school. Terrified of truths long-buried, Dana reluctantly begins to look back at her past. Viewed through the dark filter of PTSD, old friends and loved ones become suspects and enemies. Questioning everything she knows, refusing to be defined by the traumas of her past and struggling against excruciating odds, Dana seeks out a truth that may prove too terrible to be believed.


The girl on the train : a novel / Paula Hawkins.
A psychological thriller about a woman who becomes emotionally entangled in a murder investigation because of something she witnesses on her daily commute.


All the places to go . . . how will you know? : God has placed before you an open door. What will you do? / John Ortberg.
All the places to go . . . how will you know? : God has placed before you an open door. What will you do? / John Ortberg.
God places lots of open doors in front of us every day. For those who recognize them and choose to walk through, life becomes a divine adventure.


Danger in the darkest hour / Mary Pope Osborne.
Danger in the darkest hour /  Mary Pope Osborne.
The magic tree house has taken Jack and Annie back in time to England in 1944. England is fighting for its life in World War II. Before long, Jack and Annie find themselves parachuting into Normandy, France, behind enemy lines. The date is June 5. Will the brave brother and sister team be able to make a difference during one of the darkest times in history?--


Nightbird / Alice Hoffman.
Nightbird /  Alice Hoffman.
Twig, aged twelve, is practically ignored by classmates and other residents of Sidwell, Massachusetts, but gets along fine with just her mother and brother, whose presence must be kept secret, until descendants of the witch who cursed her family move in next door and want to be her friends.


The war that saved my life / Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.
The war that saved my life /  Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.
A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.


A plague of bogles / Catherine Jinks.
A plague of bogles /  Catherine Jinks.
Jem Barbary becomes a bogler's apprentice in 1870's London and gets the fright of his life in a city where science clashes with superstition and monsters lurk in every alley.


Dragons at Crumbling Castle : and other tales / Terry Pratchett.
Dragons at Crumbling Castle : and other tales / Terry Pratchett.
An illustrated collection of fourteen short stories featuring dragons and wizards, councilors and mayors, an adventurous tortoise and a monster in a lake, along with plenty of pointy hats and a few magic spells written when the author was a teenaged newspaper reporter.


Rogue wave / Jennifer Donnelly.
Rogue wave /  Jennifer Donnelly.
Six mermaids attempt to defeat an ancient evil. As Serafina uncovers more clues about the talismans, Neela ventures into a sea dragon's nest, and Ling learns the identity of their foe.


Humphrey audio collection. Betty G. Birney.
Humphrey audio collection.  Betty G. Birney.
Mysteries According to Humphrey: EEK-EEK-EEK! Mrs. Brisbane is missing! Humphrey has always investigated things, like why Speak-Up-Sayeh was so quiet and Tall-Paul and Small-Paul didn't get along, but this is a true mystery - Mrs. Brisbane is missing! She just didn't show up in Room 26 one morning and no one told Humphrey why. The class has a substitute teacher, called Mr. E., but he's no Mrs. Brisbane. Humphrey has just learned about Sherlock Holmes, so he vows to be just as SMART-SMART-SMART about collecting clues and following leads to solve the mystery of Mrs. Brisbane (and a few others along the way). Winter According to Humphrey: It's the HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY holidays! The holidays are coming and Humphrey is unsqueakably excited. He loves to hear about all the different ways his friends in Room 26 celebrate and to watch them make costumes and learn songs for the Winter Wonderland pageant. (He even squeaks along!) But with so much to do, will the holidays go according to plan? Do-It-Now-Daniel is having trouble practicing, Helpful-Holly can't stop worrying about making presents for her friends, and Humphrey still has to find a gift for Og! Good thing Humphrey is one smart hamster who can help them all fill the season with JOY-JOY-JOY! Secrets According to Humphrey: So many secrets are flying around Room 26 that Humphrey can barely keep track. Mrs. Brisbane knows a student is leaving, but Humphrey can't figure out which one. (Even more confusing, Mrs. Brisbane seems unsqueakably happy about it.) The class is studying the Ancient Egyptians, and some of the kids have made up secret clubs and secret codes. Even Aldo is holding back news from Humphrey. Humphrey's job as classroom pet is to help his humans solve their problems, but all these secrets are making it hard. Imagination According to Humphrey: Imaginations are running wild in Mrs. Brisbane's class, but Humphrey is stumped. His friends are writing about where they would go if they could fly, but Humphrey is HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY right where he is in Room 26. It's pawsitively easy for Humphrey to picture exciting adventures with dragons and knights in the story Mrs. Brisbane is reading aloud. He has no trouble coming up with Plans to help his friends and tricks to entertain them. His imagination even goes a little too far when he wonders if Carlos's imaginary friend might be a ghost. If only his imagination wouldn't disappear when he tries to write. Luckily, Humphrey likes a challenge, and Mrs. Brisbane has lots of writing tips that do the trick.~A collection of four Humphrey the hamster stories: Mysteries According to Humphrey; Winter According to Humphrey; Secrets according to Humphrey; and Imagination According to Humphrey.


I was here / Gayle Forman.
I was here /  Gayle Forman.
In an attempt to understand why her best friend committed suicide, eighteen-year-old Cody Reynolds retraces her dead friend's footsteps and makes some startling discoveries.


Sales success.
Sales success.
Four influential sales motivators (Tom Hopkins, Zig Ziglar, Ron White, Chris Widener) provide practical steps to build and expand client relationships.


Deep blue / Jennifer Donnelly.
Deep blue /  Jennifer Donnelly.
Uncovering an ancient evil, Serafina, a mermaid princess of the Mediterranean Sea, searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas, to save their hidden world.


 

 

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