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The inquisitor's tale, or, The three magical children and their holy dog / Adam Gidwitz.

The inquisitor's tale, or, The three magical children and their holy dog /  Adam Gidwitz.
1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children: William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeanne's loyal greyhound, Gwenforte ... recently brought back from the dead. As the narrator collects their tales, the story of these three unlikely allies begins to come together.


The fever code / James Dashner.

The fever code /  James Dashner.
This is the story that fans all over the world have been waiting for: the story of how Thomas and WICKED built the Maze. Once there was a world's end. The forests burned, the lakes and rivers dried up, and the oceans swelled. Then came a plague, and fever spread across the globe. Families died, violence reigned, and man killed man. Next came WICKED, who were looking for an answer. And then they found the perfect boy. The boy's name was Thomas, and Thomas built a maze. Now there are secrets. There are lies. And there are loyalties history could never have foreseen.


Feminist fight club : an office survival manual for a sexist workplace / Jessica Bennett.

Part manual, part manifesto, this is a hilarious yet incisive guide to navigating subtle sexism at work, providing real life career advice and humorous reinforcement for a new generation of professional women.


The kept woman : a novel / Karin Slaughter.

The kept woman : a novel / Karin Slaughter.
It's the most dangerous case of Will Trent's career. He knows this from the moment he sets foot in the abandoned Atlanta warehouse where a body lies on the floor; the body of an ex-cop. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim, evidently a woman, was carried away, and has vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city's biggest and most high-profile athlete; a local hero protected by the world's most expensive lawyers. A hero married to Will's ex-wife. A hero whom Will's superiors at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have spent the last six months investigating for rape.


Pushing up daisies : an Agatha Raisin mystery / M.C. Beaton.

Pushing up daisies : an Agatha Raisin mystery / M.C. Beaton.
When Agatha Raisin left behind her public-relations business in London, she fulfilled her dream of settling in the cozy British Cotswolds where she began a successful private detective agency. Unfortunately, the village she lives in is about to get a little less cozy.


13 hours : the inside account of what really happened in Benghazi / Mitchell Zuckoff with members of the Annex security team.

13 hours : the inside account of what really happened in Benghazi / Mitchell Zuckoff with members of the Annex security team.
A book co-written by Annex Security Team members--the five surviving CIA contract operators who responded to the September 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi--provides their account of what happened that fateful night.


The quartet : orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789 / by Joseph J. Ellis.

The quartet : orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789 / by Joseph J. Ellis.
The prizewinning author of Founding Brothers and American Sphinx now gives us the unexpected story--brilliantly told--of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew. The triumph of the American Revolution was neither an ideological nor political guarantee that the colonies would relinquish their independence and accept the creation of a federal government with power over their individual autonomy. The Quartet is the story of this second American founding and of the men responsible--some familiar, such as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, and some less so, such as Robert Morris and Governeur Morris. It was these men who shaped the contours of American history by diagnosing the systemic dysfunctions created by the Articles of Confederation, manipulating the political process to force a calling of the Constitutional Convention, conspiring to set the agenda in Philadelphia, orchestrating the debate in the state ratifying conventions, and, finally, drafting the Bill of Rights to assure state compliance with the constitutional settlement--


The best man / Richard Peck.

The best man /  Richard Peck.
Archer has four important role models in his life--his dad, his grandfather, his uncle Paul, and his favorite teacher, Mr. McLeod. When Uncle Paul and Mr. McLeod get married, Archer's sixth-grade year becomes one he'll never forget--


In such good company : eleven years of laughter, mayhem, and fun in the sandbox / Carol Burnett.

In such good company : eleven years of laughter, mayhem, and fun in the sandbox / Carol Burnett.
Get the best seat in the house as comedy legend Carol Burnett tells the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of her iconic weekly variety series, The Carol Burnett Show. For eleven glorious seasons the guests, sketches and cast antics made the show legendary. Burnett lays it all out for us, from the show's original conception to its evolution into one of the most beloved primetime programs of its generation, and to the last show.


Six of crows / Leigh Bardugo.

Six of crows /  Leigh Bardugo.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction-- if they don't kill each other first.


Pirate : a Sam and Remi Fargo adventure / Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell.

Pirate : a Sam and Remi Fargo adventure / Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell.
An 800 year old treasure, an ancient cypher wheel, a brutal murder, and a man who will stop at nothing to claim what he considers rightfully his. Husband and wife treasure hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo have gone on impossible missions before and faced many perils, but never have they faced an adversary as determined as the one before them now. The battle will take them halfway around the world, and at its end will be either one of the most glorious finds in history, or certain death.


Killing the rising sun : how America vanquished WWII Japan / Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard.

Killing the rising sun : how America vanquished WWII Japan / Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard.
Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes listeners to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan.


Woman of God / James Patterson & Maxine Paetro.

Woman of God /  James Patterson & Maxine Paetro.
The world is watching as massive crowds gather in Rome, waiting for news of a new pope, one who promises to be unlike any other in history. It's a turning point that may change the Church forever. Some followers are ecstatic that the movement reinvigorating the Church is about to reach the Vatican, but the leading candidate has made a legion of powerful enemies who aren't afraid to kill for their cause.


Commonwealth / Ann Patchett.

Commonwealth /  Ann Patchett.
Commonwealth is the story of two broken families and the paths their lives take over the course of 40 years, through love and marriage, death and divorce, and a dark secret from childhood that lies underneath it all.


Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd / Alan Bradley.

Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd /  Alan Bradley.
It's Christmastime, and in spite of being ejected from Miss Bodycote's Female Academy in Canada, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is excited to be sailing home to England. But instead of a joyous homecoming, she is greeted on the docks with unfortunate news: Her father has fallen ill, and a hospital visit will have to wait while he rests. But with Flavia's blasted sisters and insufferable cousin underfoot, Buckshaw now seems both too empty--and not empty enough. Only too eager to run an errand for the vicar's wife, Flavia hops on her trusty bicycle, Gladys, to deliver a message to a reclusive wood-carver. Finding the front door ajar, Flavia enters and stumbles upon the poor man's body hanging upside down on the back of his bedroom door. The only living creature in the house is a feline that shows little interest in the disturbing scene. Curiosity may not kill this cat, but Flavia is energized at the prospect of a new investigation.


Robert B. Parker's Debt to pay : a Jesse Stone novel / Reed Farrel Coleman.

Robert B. Parker's Debt to pay : a Jesse Stone novel / Reed Farrel Coleman.
All is quiet in Paradise, except for a spate of innocuous vandalism. Good thing, too, because Jesse Stone is preoccupied with the women in his life, both past and present. As his ex-wife, Jen, is about to marry a Dallas real estate tycoon, Jesse isn't too sure his relationship with former FBI agent Diana Evans is built to last. Those concerns get put on the back burner when a major Boston crime boss is brutally murdered. Despite all evidence to the contrary, Jesse suspects it's the work of Mr. Peepers, a psychotic assassin who has caused trouble for Jesse in the past.


Radical beauty : how to transform yourself from the inside out / Deepak Chopra, M.D., Kimberly Snyder, C.N.

Radical beauty : how to transform yourself from the inside out / Deepak Chopra, M.D., Kimberly Snyder, C.N.
Two New York Times bestselling authors present a revolutionary new way of looking at health, based on six spiritual and physical pillars, to help you look and feel more beautiful. Deepak Chopra, New York Times bestselling author of Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul, and Kimberly Snyder, superstar nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author of The Beauty Detox Solution, offer an exciting and practical program to help transform you from the inside out. Through six pillars of healthy living that focus on such topics as internal and external nourishment, sleep, living naturally, avoiding excessive stress, and better understanding the relationship between emotions and inflammatory foods, the authors offer ideas on radical routines and radical foods that will have the most impact on your body and mind. Radical Beauty reveals the latest information on new key vitamins for your metabolism, the use of healthy skincare ingredients coupled with traditional Ayurvedic medicine, how skin oiling and self-massage can nourish the nervous system, and how positive emotion-based living and peace foster natural and timeless beauty. Chopra and Snyder will assist you in developing a more healthy body and mind, increasing your natural glow, magnetic presence, and radiant vitality.


The book of joy : lasting happiness in a changing world / His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, with Douglas Abrams.

The book of joy : lasting happiness in a changing world / His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, with Douglas Abrams.
Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity. The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet. From the beginning the book was envisioned as a three-layer birthday cake: their own stories and teachings about joy, the most recent findings in the science of deep happiness, and the daily practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. Both the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu have been tested by great personal and national adversity, and here they share their personal stories of struggle and renewal. Now that they are both in their eighties, they especially want to spread the core message that to have joy yourself, you must bring joy to others. Most of all, during that landmark week in Dharamsala, they demonstrated by their own exuberance, compassion, and humor how joy can be transformed from a fleeting emotion into an enduring way of life.


The littlest Bigfoot / Jennifer Weiner.

The littlest Bigfoot /  Jennifer Weiner.
Twelve-year-old Alice Mayfield is uncomfortable in her own skin. Ignored by her family, shipped off to boarding school, Alice slips through the world unseen and unnoticed. More than anything Alice would like a friend. And when she rescues mysterious, spirited Millie Maximus from drowning in a lake one day, she finds one.


Liar's key / Carla Neggers.

Liar's key /  Carla Neggers.
Emma Sharpe is suspicious when retired Special Agent Gordon Wheelock, a legend in FBI art crimes, drops by her Boston office for a visit. Gordy says he's heard rumors about stolen ancient mosaics. Emma, an art crimes specialist herself, won't discuss the rumors. Especially since they involve Oliver York, an unrepentant English art thief. Gordy and Emma's grandfather, a renowned private art detective, chased Oliver for a decade. Gordy knows Wendell Sharpe didn't give him everything he had on the thief. Even now, Oliver will never be prosecuted.When a shocking death occurs, Emma is drawn into the investigation. The evidence points to a deadly conspiracy between Wendell and Oliver, and Emma's fiance?, deep cover agent Colin Donovan, knows he can't stay out of this one. He also knows there will be questions about Emma's role and where her loyalties lie. From Boston to Maine to Ireland, Emma and Colin track a dangerous killer as the lives of their family and friends are at stake. With the help of their friend, Irish priest Finian Bracken, and Emma's brother, Lucas, the Sharpes and Donovans must band together to stop a killer.


Rushing waters : a novel / Danielle Steel.

Rushing waters : a novel / Danielle Steel.
A forceful, dramatic novel about the lives of multiple people caught in a major hurricane and flood in New York City and the new relationships that develop in the aftermath.


Love warrior : a memoir / Glennon Doyle Melton.

Love warrior : a memoir / Glennon Doyle Melton.
Traces the author's journey of self-discovery after the dissolution of her marriage, revealing how she found healing by rejecting gender standards and refusing to settle for a good-enough life.


The kept woman / Karin Slaughter.

It's the most dangerous case of Will Trent's career. He knows this from the moment he sets foot in the abandoned Atlanta warehouse where a body lies on the floor; the body of an ex-cop. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim, evidently a woman, was carried away, and has vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city's biggest and most high-profile athlete; a local hero protected by the world's most expensive lawyers. A hero married to Will's ex-wife. A hero whom Will's superiors at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have spent the last six months investigating for rape.


Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd / Alan Bradley.

In spite of being ejected from Miss Bodycote's Female Academy in Canada, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is excited to be sailing home to England. But instead of a joyous homecoming, she is greeted on the docks with unfortunate news: Her father has fallen ill, and a hospital visit will have to wait while he rests. But with Flavia's blasted sisters and insufferable cousin underfoot, Buckshaw now seems both too empty-and not empty enough. Only too eager to run an errand for the vicar's wife, Flavia hops on her trusty bicycle, Gladys, to deliver a message to a reclusive wood-carver. Finding the front door ajar, Flavia enters and stumbles upon the poor man's body hanging upside down on the back of his bedroom door. The only living creature in the house is a feline that shows little interest in the disturbing scene. Curiosity may not kill this cat, but Flavia is energized at the prospect of a new investigation. It's amazing what the discovery of a corpse can do for one's spirits.


Home / Harlan Coben.

A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For ten years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation for the day that has finally, miraculously arrived: Myron Bolitar and his friend Win believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager. Where has he been for ten years, and what does he know about the day, more than half a life ago, when he was taken? And most critically: What can he tell Myron and Win about the fate of his missing friend?


Darkest journey / Heather Graham.

They say it's about the journey, not the destination ...Charlene Charlie Moreau is back in St. Francisville, Louisiana, to work on a movie. One night, she stumbles across the body of a Civil War reenactor, the second murdered in two days. Charlie is shocked to learn that her father--a guide on the Journey, a historic paddle wheeler that's sponsoring the reenactment--is a suspect. Meanwhile, Ethan Delaney, new to the FBI's Krewe of Hunters, is brought in on the case. He and Charlie have a history of their own, dating back to when he rescued her from a graveyard--led there by a Confederate ghost! Charlie arranges a Mississippi River cruise so she and Ethan can get close to the reenactors, find out who knows what, who has a motive. They discover a lot more as they resume the relationship that ended ten years ago ... but might die, along with them, on the Journey.


Apprentice in death / J. D. Robb.

The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park₂s ice skating rink. The victims, a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be. It's up to Eve Dallas to find out the connection and find the killer.


A great reckoning : a novel / Louise Penny.

When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the fist day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads to the former Chief of Homicide for the Súreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. But must. And there he finds four young cadets in the Súreté Academy and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map. Everywhere Gamache turns, he sees Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets. Tattooed and pierced. Guarded and angry. Amelia is more likely to be found on the other side of a police lineup. And yet she is in the academy. A protégée of the murdered professor. For both Amelia Choquet and Armand Gamache, the time has come for a great reckoning,


Insidious / Catherine Coulter.

In Washington, D.C., Venus Rasmussen, a very wealthy, elderly grand dame of Beltway high society, is in fear for her life, sure that someone is trying to kill her. The suspects are many and the repercussions dire, and Savich and Sherlock must race to find out if she's really in danger, or just delusional.


Rushing waters : a novel / Danielle Steel.

A forceful, dramatic novel about the lives of multiple people caught in a major hurricane and flood in New York City and the new relationships that develop in the aftermath.


Pirate : a Sam and Remi Fargo adventure / Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell.

An 800 year old treasure, an ancient cypher wheel, a brutal murder, and a man who will stop at nothing to claim what he considers rightfully his. Husband and wife treasure hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo have gone on impossible missions before and faced many perils, but never have they faced an adversary as determined as the one before them now. The battle will take them halfway around the world, and at its end will be either one of the most glorious finds in history, or certain death.


Home / Harlan Coben.

Home /  Harlan Coben.
A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For ten years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation for the day that has finally, miraculously arrived: Myron Bolitar and his friend Win believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager. Where has he been for ten years, and what does he know about the day, more than half a life ago, when he was taken? And most critically: What can he tell Myron and Win about the fate of his missing friend?


Beautiful blue world / Suzanne LaFleur.

Beautiful blue world /  Suzanne LaFleur.
Sofarende is at war and the army is paying families well to recruit children, so if twelve-year-old Mathilde or her best friend Megs is chosen, they hope to help their families but fear they will be separated forever.


 

 

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