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Escaping from Houdini / Kerri Maniscalco.

Escaping from Houdini /  Kerri Maniscalco.
1889. Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York on the opulent RMS Etruria. When young women begin to go missing, a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship. As Audrey Rose and Thomas begin to piece together the gruesome investigation, the clues to the next victim point to someone she loves. Can Audrey Rose unravel the mystery before the killer's horrifying finale? -- adapted from jacket.~In 1889, the ship Etruria departs Liverpool, England, for New York carrying Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her crime-solving partner, Thomas, a famous escape artist, and a cold-blooded killer.--


Winnie's great war / by Lindsay Mattick and Josh Greenhut ; art by Sophie Blackall.

Winnie's great war /  by Lindsay Mattick and Josh Greenhut ; art by Sophie Blackall.
An imagining of the real journey undertaken by the extraordinary bear, from her early days in the Canadian forest to her travels with the Veterinary Corps across the country and overseas, all the way to the London Zoo, where she met Christopher Robin Milne and inspired the creation of Winnie-the-Pooh--


Snazzy cat capers / Deanna Kent ; illustrated by Neil Hooson.

Snazzy cat capers /  Deanna Kent ; illustrated by Neil Hooson.
Life is short. Diamonds are fur-ever. Internationally famous cat burglar Ophelia von Hairball V adores jewels--the only thing she loves more is a challenge. She's never met a safe she couldn't crack. Now the Furry Feline Burglary Institute (FFBI) offers her the ultimate caper: steal the giant Himalayan diamond and win their top award! There's a catch! The FFBI sends an enthusiastic inventor to help Ophelia...but this cat works alone, and Oscar Fishgerald Gold smells fishy. Can the smartest, stealthiest, and snazziest of cats learn to work with a fintastic sidekick and prove she's still the world's most purr-fect burglar?--


Wildcard / Marie Lu.

Wildcard /  Marie Lu.
Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Knowing the truth behind Hideo's new NeuroLink algorithm, she is determined to put a stop to his plans. But someone has put a bounty on Emika's head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. -- adapted from jacket~Teenage hacker Emika Chen embarks on a mission to unravel a sinister plot and is forced to join forces with a shadowy organization known as the Blackcoats--


Fourteen animals that are definitely not an octopus / by Gabe Pyle.

Fourteen animals that are definitely not an octopus /  by Gabe Pyle.
In this hilarious book of animals, artist Gabe Pyle presents fourteen beloved animals who are definitely not an octopus--or are they? Observant youngsters will love uncovering each octopus cleverly disguised in 14 animals' shapes. Based on the immensely popular Threadless t-shirt, 14 Animals (That Are Definitely Not an Octopus) is a fresh, witty romp through the animal kingdom that even adults will find hard to resist.~On board pages.


The storm runner / by J.C. Cervantes.

The storm runner /  by J.C. Cervantes.
To prevent the Mayan gods from battling each other and destroying the world, thirteen-year-old Zane must unravel an ancient prophecy, stop an evil god, and discover how the physical disability that makes him reliant on a cane also connects him to his father and his ancestry.


A heart in a body in the world / Deb Caletti.

A heart in a body in the world /  Deb Caletti.
Followed by Grandpa Ed in his RV and backed by her brother and friends, Annabelle, eighteen, runs from Seattle to Washington, D.C., becoming a reluctant activist as people connect her journey to her recent trauma.


Battle for Loot Lake : an unofficial Fortnite adventure novel / Devin Hunter.

Battle for Loot Lake : an unofficial Fortnite adventure novel / Devin Hunter.
Grey and his squad have been stuck in Fortnite Battle Royale for three weeks now and they aren't close to making it to the top 5 so they can come home.


Quit buggin' me! / by Nancy Krulik ; art by Ben Balistreri.

Quit buggin' me! /  by Nancy Krulik ; art by Ben Balistreri.
When Princess Pulverizer and her friends, Lucas and Dribble the dragon, hear about an evil beast capturing townspeople, the trio set out to find and rescue the prisoners, but their mission is imperiled when Lucas and Dribble are abducted.


Saving Winslow / Sharon Creech.

Saving Winslow /  Sharon Creech.
When his father brings home an ailing, newborn donkey, Louie names the animal Winslow and takes care of him, but everyone, including Louie's quirky friend Nora, thinks Winslow is not going to survive.


Whiskey in a teacup : what growing up in the South taught me about life, love, and baking biscuits / Reese Witherspoon.

Whiskey in a teacup : what growing up in the South taught me about life, love, and baking biscuits / Reese Witherspoon.
Academy Award-winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm. It's easy to bring a little bit of Reese's world into your home, no matter where you live.


Freddie Ramos hears it all / Jacqueline Jules ; Art by Miguel Benítez.

Freddie Ramos hears it all /  Jacqueline Jules ; Art by Miguel Benítez.
Freddie Ramos uses his super hearing to help a lost child during a class trip to the Air & Space Museum, but finds it hard not to become a sneaky snoop.


The last kids on earth and the cosmic beyond / Max Brallier & [illustrated by] Douglas Holgate.

The last kids on earth and the cosmic beyond /  Max Brallier & [illustrated by] Douglas Holgate.
During the first winter after the Monster Apocalypse, Jack and his buddies prepare for a monstrous Christmas celebration, but a supervillainess steals Jack's prized monster-slaying weapon, his Louisville Slicer, and he vows to get it back.


Solar system : our place in space / Rosemary Mosco and Jon Chad ; with color by Luke Healy.

Solar system : our place in space / Rosemary Mosco and Jon Chad ; with color by Luke Healy.
Get up close and personal with Earth's nearest neighbors--Venus with its acid rainstorms, Saturn and its rings of ice, and the heart of it all, the Sun. Humans have always been fascinated by outer space and we're learning more about our solar system every day. Did you know that our Solar System was born from a cloud of cosmic dust? That Jupiter's red spot is really a raging storm? Join Sara, Jill, and their space-faring pets on a quest to learn more about the wonders of our Solar System--and beyond!--Adapted from page [4] of cover.


Property of the rebel librarian / by Allison Varnes.

Property of the rebel librarian /  by Allison Varnes.
Twelve-year-old June Harper, shocked when her parents go on a campaign to clear the Dogwood Middle School library of objectionable books, starts a secret banned books library in an empty locker.


Crash, splash, or moo! / Bob Shea.

Crash, splash, or moo! /  Bob Shea.
Mr. McMonkey hosts a game in which the reader is invited to guess whether a stunt will result in a crash, a splash, or a moo.


I love you more than ... / by Taye Diggs ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans.

I love you more than ... /  by Taye Diggs ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans.
A father reassures his young son that although they cannot always be together, he misses his baby boy and always thinks about him.


Mascot / Antony John.

Mascot /  Antony John.
Noah Savino has been stuck in a wheelchair for months. He hates the way people treat him like he's helpless now. He's sick of going to physical therapy, where he isn't making any progress. He's tired of not having control over his own body. And he misses playing baseball--but not as much as he misses his dad, who died in the car accident that paralyzed Noah. Noah is scared he'll never feel like his old self again. He doesn't want people to think of him as different for the rest of his life. With the help of family and friends, he'll have to throw off the mask he's been hiding behind and face the fears that have kept him on the sidelines if he ever wants to move forward.--


Love to everyone / Hilary McKay.

Love to everyone /  Hilary McKay.
In 1902 England, Clarry and Peter struggle with the challenges of living with an indifferent father, but the summers they spend in Cornwall with their grandparents and cousin Rupert provide much needed comfort, and in the years that follow Clarry looks back on those leisurely days to help her cope with the trying times of World War I and its aftermath.


Midnight Reynolds and the agency of spectral protection / Catherine Holt.

Midnight Reynolds and the agency of spectral protection /  Catherine Holt.
Spectral protector Midnight Reynolds investigates mysterious and dangerous robberies happening in town to find the culprit--


Chomp goes the alligator / Matthew Van Fleet.

Chomp goes the alligator /  Matthew Van Fleet.
A hungry little alligator feasts his way from one to ten.


Every day is exciting / by Jacqueline Jules ; illustrated by Kim Smith.

Every day is exciting /  by Jacqueline Jules ; illustrated by Kim Smith.
When Sofia is around, every moment of every day is exciting. This spunky 7-year-old can even make having the hiccups fun! Can you imagine what kind of fun Sofia will have at her first quincea era or when the lights go out? No matter what happens, it will be memorable if Sofia is involved! This early chapter book from the Sofia Martinez series includes Spanish words in the text and a Spanish glossary.--


Unclaimed baggage / Jen Doll.

Unclaimed baggage /  Jen Doll.
Doris has mostly kept to herself since the terrible waterslide incident a few years ago. Nell had to leave behind her best friends, perfect life, and too-good-to-be-true boyfriend in Chicago to move to Alabama. Grant was the star quarterback whose drinking problem has all but destroyed his life. What do these three have in common? A summer job working in a store called Unclaimed Baggage, cataloging and selling other people's lost luggage. Will they unpack some of their own emotional baggage, and move on into the future? -- adapted from amazon.com~Told from three viewpoints, teens Doris, Nell, and Grant find friendship and the possibility of love while working in Unclaimed Baggage, a store that sells items that went missing during airline travel.


American road trip / Patrick Flores-Scott.

American road trip /  Patrick Flores-Scott.
Brothers Teodoro and Manny Avila take a road trip to address Manny's PTSD following his tour in Iraq, and to help T. change his life and win the heart of Wendy Martinez. Includes information and resources about PTSD.--


Boats on the bay / words by Jeanne Walker Harvey ; pictures by Grady McFerrin.

Boats on the bay /  words by Jeanne Walker Harvey ; pictures by Grady McFerrin.
Illustrations and easy to read text portray a variety of vessels, from houseboats to dredgers, through the course of a busy day on the bay.


Texas ranger / James Patterson & Andrew Bourelle.

Texas ranger /  James Patterson & Andrew Bourelle.
Dedicated Texas Ranger Rory Yates is wrongly implicated in the murder of his ex-wife and finds his skills pushed to the limit in his effort to discover the real killer and prove his own innocence.


A willing murder / Jude Deveraux.

Sara Medlar is a household name in romance, with millions of books sold. But lately, retirement has been boring her and she's found herself back in her hometown of Lachlan, Florida, remodeling the grand old mansion she'd admired as a child. It's much too big for her alone, but she'd die before letting anyone in town know that. Then Sara's niece Kate is offered a job in Lachlan-a start in what could be a very successful career in real estate. She accepts immediately, but with so little saved up, she'll have to approach her estranged yet incredibly famous aunt for a place to stay while she gets herself settled. But when she arrives at Sara's home, she finds she's not the only long-term houseguest. Jackson Wyatt already has his own room, and though it's impossible to deny his good looks and charm-he's clearly got her aunt wrapped around his finger-she's also never met anyone who irritates her quite like Jack does. However, when two skeletons are accidentally uncovered in the quiet town, this unlikely trio is suddenly thrust together by a common goal: to solve a mystery everyone else seems eager to keep under wraps. United by a sense of justice and the desire to right old wrongs, Sara, Kate and Jack will have to dig into Lachlan's murky past to unravel the small town's dark secrets and work to bring the awful truth to light.


Open road / Donovan.

Open road /  Donovan.


Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history / by Keith O'Brien.

Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history / by Keith O'Brien.
Like Hidden Figures and Girls of Atomic City, Fly Girls celebrates a little-known slice of history wherein tenacious, trail-blazing women braved all obstacles to achieve greatness.


The line that held us / David Joy.

The line that held us /  David Joy.
From critically acclaimed author David Joy comes a remarkable novel about the cover-up of an accidental death, and the dark consequences that reverberate through the lives of four people who will never be the same again.When Darl Moody went hunting after a monster buck he's chased for years, he never expected he'd accidentally shoot a man digging ginseng. Worse yet, he's killed a Brewer, a family notorious for vengeance and violence. With nowhere to turn, Darl calls on the help of the only man he knows will answer, his best friend, Calvin Hooper. But when Dwayne Brewer comes looking for his missing brother and stumbles onto a blood trail leading straight back to Darl and Calvin, a nightmare of revenge rips apart their world. The Line That Held Us is a story of friendship and family, a tale balanced between destruction and redemption where the only hope is to hold on tight, clenching to those you love. What will you do for the people who mean the most, and what will you grasp to when all that you have is gone? The only certainty in a place so shredded is that no one will get away unscathed.


Flights / Olga Tokarczuk ; translated by Jennifer Croft.

Flights /  Olga Tokarczuk ; translated by Jennifer Croft.
WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZEAS FEATURED IN THE NEW YORK TIMESA visionary work of fiction by A writer on the level of W. G. Sebald (Annie Proulx)A magnificent writer.--Svetlana Alexievich, Nobel Prize-winning author of Secondhand Time[There's] no better travel companion in these turbulent, fanatical times--The Guardian From the incomparably original Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, Flights interweaves reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration. Chopin's heart is carried back to Warsaw in secret by his adoring sister. A woman must return to her native Poland in order to poison her terminally ill high school sweetheart, and a young man slowly descends into madness when his wife and child mysteriously vanish during a vacation and just as suddenly reappear. Through these brilliantly imagined characters and stories, interwoven with haunting, playful, and revelatory meditations, Flights explores what it means to be a traveler, a wanderer, a body in motion not only through space but through time. Where are you from? Where are you coming in from? Where are you going? we call to the traveler. Enchanting, unsettling, and wholly original, Flights is a master storyteller's answer.


Richer than sin / Meghan March.

From New York Times bestselling author Meghan March comes a brand new saga of forbidden love and second chances.A Riscoff and a Gable can never live happily ever after. Our family feud is the stuff of legends.Ten years ago, Whitney Gable caught me off guard with her long legs and grab-you-by-the-balls blue eyes.I didn't know or care what her name was.Like any Riscoff worth the family name, I went after what I wanted. We burned like a flash fire until she married another man.She hates me, and she should.I objected on her wedding day.Now she's home, with those same long legs and man-eater stare, but there's no ring on her finger.They say a Riscoff and a Gable can never live happily ever after . . . but I'm not done with Whitney Gable.I'll never be done with her.


Abandoned / Allison Brennan.

Abandoned /  Allison Brennan.
New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan weaves the intimate, unpausable story of an investigator confronting the most important--and most dangerous--mystery of her career, in AbandonedInvestigative reporter Max Revere has cracked many cases, but the one investigation she's never attempted is the mystery from her own past. Her mother abandoned her when she was nine, sending her periodic postcards, but never returning to reclaim her daughter. Seven years after the postcards stop coming, Martha Revere is declared legally dead, with no sign of what may have happened to her. Until now.With a single clue--that her mother's car disappeared sixteen years ago in a small town on the Chesapeake Bay--Max drops everything to finally seek the truth. As Max investigates, and her mother's story unfolds, she realizes that Martha teamed up with a con man. They traveled the world living off Martha's trust and money they conned from others.Though no one claims to know anything about Martha or her disappearance, Max suspects more than one person is lying. When she learns the FBI has an active investigation into the con man, Max knows she's on the right path. But as Max digs into the dark secrets of this idyllic community, the only thing she might find is the same violent end as her mother.


Severance / Ling Ma.

Severance /  Ling Ma.
Maybe it's the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma's offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic audiobook satire, Severance.Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. With the recent passing of her Chinese immigrant parents, she's had her fill of uncertainty. She's content just to carry on: She goes to work, troubleshoots the teen-targeted Gemstone Bible, watches movies in a Greenpoint basement with her boyfriend.So Candace barely notices when a plague of biblical proportions sweeps New York. Then Shen Fever spreads. Families flee. Companies halt operations. The subways squeak to a halt. Her bosses enlist her as part of a dwindling skeleton crew with a big end-date payoff. Soon entirely alone, still unfevered, she photographs the eerie, abandoned city as the anonymous blogger NY Ghost.Candace won't be able to make it on her own forever, though. Enter a group of survivors, led by the power-hungry IT tech Bob. They're traveling to a place called the Facility, where, Bob promises, they will have everything they need to start society anew. But Candace is carrying a secret she knows Bob will exploit. Should she escape from her rescuers?A send-up and takedown of the rituals, routines, and missed opportunities of contemporary life, Ling Ma's Severance is a moving family story, a quirky coming-of-adulthood tale, and a hilarious, deadpan satire. Most important, it's a heartfelt tribute to the connections that drive us to do more than survive.


Where the crawdads sing / Delia Owens.

Painfully beautiful.--The New York Times Book ReviewPerfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver.--BustleOwens delivers her lush mystery wrapped in gorgeous, lyrical prose.--Alexandra FullerHow long can you protect your heart?For years, rumors of the Marsh Girl have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens.Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.


Cherry : a novel / Nico Walker.

Cherry : a novel / Nico Walker.
Jesus' Son meets Reservoir Dogs in a breakneck-paced debut novel about love, war, bank robberies, and heroin.Cleveland, 2003. A young man is just a college freshman when he meets Emily. They share a passion for Edward Albee and ecstasy and fall hard and fast in love. But soon Emily has to move home to Elba, New York, and he flunks out of school and joins the army. Desperate to keep their relationship alive, they marry before he ships out to Iraq. But as an army medic, he is unprepared for the grisly reality that awaits him. His fellow soldiers smoke; they huff computer duster; they take painkillers; they watch porn. And many of them die. He and Emily try to make their long-distance marriage work, but when he returns from Iraq, his PTSD is profound, and the drugs on the street have changed. The opioid crisis is beginning to swallow up the Midwest. Soon he is hooked on heroin, and so is Emily. They attempt a normal life, but with their money drying up, he turns to the one thing he thinks he could be really good at--robbing banks. Hammered out on a typewriter, Cherry marks the arrival of a raw, bleakly hilarious, and surprisingly poignant voice straight from the dark heart of America.


The ghost and the mystery writer / Bobbi Holmes.

Bobbi Holmes presents the ninth book in her Haunting Danielle series.


The reckoning at Gossamer Pond / Jaime Jo Wright.

The reckoning at Gossamer Pond /  Jaime Jo Wright.
For over a century, the town of Gossamer Grove has thrived on its charm and midwestern values, but Annalise Forsythe knows painful secrets, including her own, hover just beneath the pleasant faade. When a man is found dead in his run-down trailer home, Annalise inherits the trailer, along with the pictures, vintage obituaries, and old revival posters covering its walls. As she sorts through the collection, she's wholly unprepared for the ramifications of the dark and deadly secrets she'll uncover. A century earlier, Gossamer Grove has been stirred into chaos by the arrival of controversial and charismatic twin revivalists. The chaos takes a murderous turn when Libby Sheffield, working at her father's newspaper, receives an obituary for a reputable church deacon hours before his death. As she works with the deacon's son to unravel the mystery behind the crime, it becomes undeniably clear that a reckoning has come to town--but it isn't until another obituary arrives that they realize the true depths of the danger they've waded into. Two women, separated by a hundred years, must uncover the secrets within the borders of their own town before it's too late and they lose their future--or their very souls.


The breakers / Marcia Muller.

The breakers /  Marcia Muller.
Sharon McCone returns in New York Times bestselling author Marcia Muller's thrilling new mystery!On a foggy summer morning, private investigator Sharon McCone receives a call from her former neighbors, the Curleys. Their usually dependable daughter Chelle hasn't been answering their calls for weeks. Would Sharon check on her?Sharon arranges to visit the building Chelle had been living in and rehabbing in southwest San Francisco. Once it was a nightclub and bar, she learns, and a favorite destination for the city's elite during Prohibition. But there's something sinister about the space, and Sharon quickly discovers why. Lurking behind a divider screen is a ghastly art gallery:portraits and caricatures of mass murderers, long ago and recent.Jack the Ripper. The Zodiac and Zebra killers of the 1970s. Charles Manson and his girls. Scott Peterson, who killed his pregnant wife, Laci, and dumped her body into the Bay on Christmas Eve. What, an alarmed Sharon wonders, was Chelle doing in this chamber of horrors? And where is she now?New York Times bestselling author Marcia Muller is at her page-turning best in THE BREAKERS, as she digs into a particularly disturbing corner of San Francisco's history-one that Sharon McCone may not escape alive...


A sticky inheritance / Emily James.

Emily James presents the first book in the Maple Syrup Mysteries series.


Bushwhacked / Emily James.

Emily James presents the second book in the Maple Syrup Mysteries series.


Whiskey when we're dry / John Larison.

Whiskey when we're dry /  John Larison.
A thunderclap of originality, here is a fresh voice and fresh take on one of the oldest stories we tell about ourselves as Americans and Westerners. It's riveting in all the right ways--a damn good read that stayed with me long after closing the covers. - Timothy Egan, New York Times bestselling author of The Worst Hard Time From a blazing new voice in fiction, a gritty and lyrical American epic about a young woman who disguises herself as a boy and heads westIn the spring of 1885, seventeen-year-old Jessilyn Harney finds herself orphaned and alone on her family's homestead. Desperate to fend off starvation and predatory neighbors, she cuts off her hair, binds her chest, saddles her beloved mare, and sets off across the mountains to find her outlaw brother Noah and bring him home. A talented sharpshooter herself, Jess's quest lands her in the employ of the territory's violent, capricious Governor, whose militia is also hunting Noah--dead or alive. Wrestling with her brother's outlaw identity, and haunted by questions about her own, Jess must outmaneuver those who underestimate her, ultimately rising to become a hero in her own right.Told in Jess's wholly original and unforgettable voice, Whiskey When We're Dry is a stunning achievement, an epic as expansive as America itself--and a reckoning with the myths that are entwined with our history.


The celebration / Wanda E. Brunstetter.

The celebration /  Wanda E. Brunstetter.
Return to Holmes County, Ohio, for Amish style cooking class. Lyle and Heidi Troyer have taken in a brother and sister, who were orphaned when their parents were killed in a car accident. Hoping to help the children adapt and make friends, Heidi decides to hold a series of cooking classes for kids. But kids are always accompanied by an adult--and that is where the trouble arises. Miranda Cooper is living the life of a single mom to her two kids while separated from her husband, but Trent is trying to worm his way back into her heart. Denise McGuire's life as a wife, mom, and real estate broker is full and spilling over. Darren Keller, single dad and firefighter, and Ellen Blackburn, single mom and nurse, find a few things in common. Will hearts be healed over plates of Amish food?


The shortest way home : a novel / Miriam Parker.

The shortest way home : a novel / Miriam Parker.
Named a Best Book of 2018 by Real Simple and RedbookDelightful... effervescent, heady and intoxicating. -Elin HilderbrandHow far would you got to find the place you belong?Hannah is finally about to have everything she ever wanted. With a high-paying job, a Manhattan apartment, and a boyfriend about to propose, all she and Ethan have to do is make it through the last couple of weeks of grad school.But when, on a romantic weekend trip to Sonoma, Hannah is spontaneously offered a marketing job at a family-run winery and doesn't immediately refuse, their meticulously planned forever threatens to come crashing down. And then Hannah impulsively does the unthinkable - she takes a leap of faith.Abandoning your dream job and life shouldn't feel this good. But this new reality certainly seems like a dream come true--a picturesque cottage overlooking a vineyard; new friends with their own inspiring plans; and William, the handsome son of the winery owners who captures Hannah's heart only to leave for the very city she let go.Soon, the mission to rescue the failing winery becomes a mission to rescue Hannah from the life she thought she wanted. Crackling with humor and heart, The Shortest Way Home is the journey of one woman shedding expectations in order to claim her own happy ending.


To catch a witch / Heather Blake.

Wishcrafter Darcy Merriweather might be a witch with the ability to grant wishes for others, but wishing isn't going to help her catch a killer ...When wishcrafter Darcy Merriweather's personal concierge company is hired by elite runner Abby Stillwell to organize the Wicked Mad Dash, a competition that takes place in the Enchanted Village, Darcy is more than willing to help her friend. As blizzard conditions rage on the morning of the race, Darcy's main concern is the terrible weather-until Abby goes missing ... and is later found dead, buried in the snow.As Darcy investigates her friend's untimely death, she learns that she didn't really know Abby well at all. And those closest to the woman-her secret fiance, her roommate, her ex-boyfriend, and her coworkers at Balefire Sports-seem to have plenty to hide too. As Darcy digs deeper, she uncovers complicated relationships, a possible embezzlement scheme, and allegations of cheating against a top athlete. Just when Darcy is convinced she's hit a dead end in the case, a startling burglary and the hunt for Abby's elusive ex send Darcy down a dark, dangerous trail. It will take the help from friends, family, and a little bit of magic for Darcy to stop a stone-cold killer from striking again.


Learn about loss / Kelly Link.

Learn about loss /  Kelly Link.
In a small town lost to despair, a dark carnival of a market appears. Faeries and warlocks we know converge, and the fate that will one day produce Kit Herondale is sealed.


French exit : a novel / Patrick deWitt.

French exit : a novel / Patrick deWitt.
From bestselling author Patrick deWitt, a brilliant and darkly comic novel about a wealthy widow and her adult son who flee New York for Paris in the wake of scandal and financial disintegration.Frances Price - tart widow, possessive mother, and Upper East Side force of nature - is in dire straits, beset by scandal and impending bankruptcy. Her adult son Malcolm is no help, mired in a permanent state of arrested development. And then there's the Price's aging cat, Small Frank, who Frances believes houses the spirit of her late husband, an infamously immoral litigator and world-class cad whose gruesome tabloid death rendered Frances and Malcolm social outcasts.Putting penury and pariahdom behind them, the family decides to cut their losses and head for the exit. One ocean voyage later, the curious trio land in their beloved Paris, the City of Light serving as a backdrop not for love or romance, but self destruction and economical ruin - to riotous effect. A number of singular characters serve to round out the cast: a bashful private investigator, an aimless psychic proposing a seance, and a doctor who makes house calls with his wine merchant in tow, to name a few.Brimming with pathos, French Exit is a one-of-a-kind 'tragedy of manners,' a send-up of high society, as well as a moving mother/son caper which only Patrick deWitt could conceive and execute.


Son of the dawn / Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan.

Son of the dawn /  Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan.
The Lightwoods, the Shadowhunters who run the New York Institute, are expecting a new addition to their family: the orphaned son of their father's friend, Jace Wayland. Alec and Isabelle aren't too sure they want a new brother, and their parents are not assuaging their fears, too occupied with the dark news that Raphael Santiago, second-in-command of the New York vampire clan, has brought from the Shadow Market.


Seafire / Natalie C. Parker.

One of the year's most anticipated new fantasies.--Entertainment WeeklyThe first in a heart-stopping trilogy that recalls the undeniable feminine power of Wonder Woman and the powder-keg action of Mad Max: Fury Road, Seafire follows the captain of an all-female ship intent on taking down a vicious warlord's powerful fleet. After her family is killed by corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets, Caledonia Styx is left to chart her own course on the dangerous and deadly seas. She captains her ship, the Mors Navis, with a crew of girls and women just like her, who have lost their families and homes because of Aric and his men. The crew has one mission: stay alive, and take down Aric's armed and armored fleet. But when Caledonia's best friend and second-in-command barely survives an attack thanks to help from a Bullet looking to defect, Caledonia finds herself questioning whether to let him join their crew. Is this boy the key to taking down Aric Athair once and for all...or will he threaten everything the women of the Mors Navis have worked for? Pairing gorgeous prose with pulse-pounding action, Seafire reminds us of the importance of sisterhood and unity in the face of oppression and tyranny.


Say you'll remember me / Katie McGarry.

Say you'll remember me /  Katie McGarry.
When Drix was convicted of a crime - one he didn't commit-he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the Second Chance Program, the governor's newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while. Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor's daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn't may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means. When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle's parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix's messy life. But sometimes love can breach all barriers. Fighting against a society that can't imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves-Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence-and each other to finally get what they deserve.


Mrs. Sherlock Holmes : the true story of New York City's greatest female detective and the 1917 missing girl case that captivated a nation / Brad Ricca.

Mrs. Grace Humiston was an amazing lawyer and a traveling detective during a time when no women were practicing those professions. She focused on solving cases no one else wanted and advocating for innocents. The first female U.S. District Attorney, she made groundbreaking investigations into modern-day slavery, and the papers gave her the nickname of fiction's famous sleuth. One of her greatest accomplishments was solving the cold case of a missing eighteen-year-old girl, Ruth Cruger. Her work changed how the country viewed the problem of missing girls, but it came with a price: she learned all too well what happens when one woman upstages the entire NYPD. In the literary tradition of In Cold Blood and The Devil in the White City, this true-crime tale is told in spine-tingling fashion and has important repercussions concerning kidnapping, the role of the media, and the truth of crime stories. But the great mystery of this book--and its haunting twist ending--is how one woman became so famous only to disappear


My so-called Bollywood life / Nisha Sharma.

My so-called Bollywood life /  Nisha Sharma.
The romance of Stephanie Perkins meets the quirk of Maureen Johnson, then gets a Bollywood twist in this fate-filled debut that takes the future into its own hands. Winnie Mehta was never really convinced that Raj was her soul mate, but their love was written in the stars. Literally, a pandit predicted Winnie would find the love of her life before her eighteenth birthday, and Raj meets all the qualifications. Which is why Winnie is shocked when she returns from her summer at film camp to find her boyfriend of three years hooking up with Jenny Dickens. As a self-proclaimed Bollywood expert, Winnie knows this is not how her perfect ending is scripted. Then there's Dev, a fellow film geek and one of the few people Winnie can count on. Dev is smart and charming, and he challenges Winnie to look beyond her horoscope and find someone she'd pick for herself. But does falling for Dev mean giving up on her prophecy and her chance to live happily ever after? To find her perfect ending, Winnie will need a little bit of help from fate, family, and of course, a Bollywood movie star.A delightful and humorous debut.--Kirkus Reviews, Starred reviewThe perfect timepass for both the Bollywood-obsessed and filmi (melodrama) novices. -Teen Vogue


Walking shadows / Faye Kellerman.

Walking shadows /  Faye Kellerman.
Detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, risk life and limb to solve a pair of brutal murders that may be tied to a crime from more than twenty years ago in this intense and addictive mystery from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman.On a quiet suburban street in upstate Greenbury, New York, the brutally beaten body of a young man is discovered in the woods adjacent to an empty vacation home. Twenty-six-year-old Brady Neil a resident of the neighboring town of Hamilton, had no criminal record, few friends, worked full-time, and attended community college. But as Detective Peter Decker learns, the clean-cut kid is linked to the criminal world. When Brady was a baby, his father, Brandon Gratz, was convicted of robbing and killing the owners of a local jewelry store. While Gratz and his partner, Kyle Masterson, admitted to the robbery, they swore they left the owners, Glen and Lydia Levine, very much alive. The experienced detective knows there's more to this homicide case than the records show. As he digs into Gratz's past, Decker begins to suspect that the son's murder may be connected to the father's sins. Before he can put together the pieces, Decker finds out that one of Brady Neil's friends, Joseph Boch--aka Boxer--has gone missing. Heading to Boch's house with his temporary new partner, Hamilton PD cop Lenora Baccus, they discover a bloodbath.Who would savagely kill two innocent men--and why? Finding the answers will require all of Decker's skill and knowledge, the help of his fellow Greenbury detectives, Tyler McAdams and Kevin Butterfield, and information gleaned from his wife Rina's behind the scenes investigation to put all the pieces of this deadly puzzle together . . . and see justice done.


The watchmaker's daughter / C. J. Archer.

The watchmaker's daughter /  C. J. Archer.
India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and no one will employ her, despite years working for her watchmaker father. Indeed, the other London watchmakers seem frightened of her. Alone, poor, and at the end of her tether, India takes employment with the only person who'll accept her--an enigmatic and mysterious man from America. A man who possesses a strange watch that rejuvenates him when he's ill. Matthew Glass must find a particular watchmaker, but he won't tell India why any old one won't do. Nor will he tell her what he does back home, and how he can afford to stay in a house in one of London's best streets. So when she reads about an American outlaw known as the Dark Rider arriving in England, she suspects Mr. Glass is the fugitive. When danger comes to their door, she's certain of it. But if she notifies the authorities, she'll find herself unemployed and homeless again--and she will have betrayed the man who saved her life. With a cast of quirky characters, an intriguing mystery, and a dash of romance, The Watchmaker's Daughter is the start of a thrilling new historical fantasy series from the author of the bestselling Ministry of Curiosities, Freak House, and Emily Chambers Spirit Medium books.


The apothecary's poison / C.J. Archer.

The apothecary's poison /  C.J. Archer.
When a newspaper report of a medical miracle catches Matt's eye, he and India go in search of Dr. Hale in the hope he is more magical doctor than miracle worker and can lead them to Chronos. But Hale turns out to be an apothecary magician keen to educate the public about magic. Their disappointment at not finding Chronos is soon forgotten when Hale is murdered, and Matt becomes a suspect. With Matt's nemesis Sheriff Payne influencing the investigating detective, India and Matt know they must find the real killer, or risk his freedom, and ultimately his life. Time is running out as they hunt for a killer capable of turning medicine into poison with a magic spell, as well as continue the search for Chronos. A search that must end in success before Matt's malfunctioning watch stops altogether.


The leader's bookshelf / Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) and R. Manning Ancell.

The leader's bookshelf /  Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) and R. Manning Ancell.
For the last several years Adm. James Stavridis and his co-author, R. Manning Ancell, have surveyed over two hundred active and retired four-star military officers about their reading habits and favorite books, asking each for a list of titles that strongly influenced their leadership skills and provided them with special insights that helped propel them to success in spite of the many demanding challenges they faced. The Leader's Bookshelf synthesizes their responses to identify the top fifty books that can help virtually anyone become a better leader. Each of the works--novels, memoirs, biographies, autobiographies, management publications--are summarized and the key leadership lessons extracted and presented. Whether individuals work their way through the entire list and read each book cover to cover, or read the summaries provided to determine which appeal to them most, The Leader's Bookshelf will provide a road map to better leadership. Highlighting the value of reading in both a philosophical and a practical sense, The Leader's Bookshelf provides sound advice on how to build an extensive library, lists other books worth reading to improve leadership skills, and analyzes how leaders use what they read to achieve their goals.


Brain bugs : how the brain's flaws shape our lives / Dean Buonomano.

Brain bugs : how the brain's flaws shape our lives / Dean Buonomano.
Neuroscientist Dean Buonomano illuminates the causes and consequences of the brain's imperfections in terms of its innermost workings and its evolutionary purposes. He then examines how our brains function--and malfunction--in the digital, predator-free, information-saturated, special-effects-addled world we have built for ourselves.


The mapmaker's apprentice / C.J. Archer.

The mapmaker's apprentice /  C.J. Archer.
When an apprentice from the Mapmakers' Guild goes missing, Matt and India are employed to find him. Going undercover as a married couple, they discover that not everyone at the guild is what they seem, and the lad's unearthly maps caused jealousy, suspicion and fear. With one of the apprentice's magic maps in their possession, India and Matt must use their wits and India's fledgling, untried magic to find him. But the more they investigate, the more sinister plots they uncover, including a link between the Mapmakers' and Watchmakers' Guilds, and an ancient magical treasure buried beneath the streets of London. As the net of suspicion widens and enemies draw closer, it's not just the apprentice's life that's in danger, but Matt's too. Someone will go to great lengths to prevent him discovering the name of the man who can fix the watch keeping him alive. Great lengths indeed.


The Devil's Arithmetic / Jane Yolen.

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award and an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, The Devil's Arithmetic plunges the listener into the terrible realities of the Nazi concentration camps. Chaya's tale is a celebration of the strength of the human spirit and a dramatic introduction to the darkest period of modern history.


American furies : crime, punishment, and vengeance in the age of mass imprisonment / Sasha Abramsky.

In this dramatic expose of U.S. penitentiaries and the communities around them, Sasha Abramsky finds that prisons have dumped their age-old goal of rehabilitation, often for political reasons. The new ideal, unknown to most Americans, is a punitive mandate marked by a drive toward vengeance.


A Deeper Love / Cassandra Clare.

A Deeper Love /  Cassandra Clare.
It is only three years since Tessa Gray lost her beloved husband William Herondale, and she is searching for a reason to live, trying to find the path of being a warlock with the guidance of her friend Catarina Loss. World War 2 rains down destruction on their world, and Tessa and Catarina become nurses who make bargains at the Shadow Market for enchantments to help suffering mundanes. But can Brother Zachariah bear to see the woman he loves risk her life, or might he consider breaking sacred vows to save her from loneliness?


Boom Town : The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, its Chaotic Founding... its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis / Sam Anderson.

Boom Town : The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, its Chaotic Founding... its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis / Sam Anderson.
Award-winning journalist Sam Anderson's long-awaited debut is a brilliant, kaleidoscopic narrative of Oklahoma City--a great American story of civics, basketball, and destiny.Oklahoma City was born from chaos. It was founded in a bizarre but momentous Land Run in 1889, when thousands of people lined up along the borders of Oklahoma Territory and rushed in at noon to stake their claims. Since then, it has been a city torn between the wild energy that drives its outsized ambitions, and the forces of order that seek sustainable progress. Nowhere was this dynamic better realized than in the drama of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team's 2012-13 season, when the Thunder's brilliant general manager, Sam Presti, ignited a firestorm by trading future superstar James Harden just days before the first game. Presti's all-in gamble on the Process--the patient, methodical management style that dictated the trade as the team's best hope for long-term greatness--kicked off a pivotal year in the city's history, one that would include pitched battles over urban planning, a series of cataclysmic tornadoes, and the frenzied hope that an NBA championship might finally deliver the glory of which the city had always dreamed.Boom Town announces the arrival of an exciting literary voice. Sam Anderson, former book critic for New York magazine and now a staff writer at the New York Times magazine, unfolds an idiosyncratic mix of American history, sports reporting, urban studies, gonzo memoir, and much more to tell the strange but compelling story of an American city whose unique mix of geography and history make it a fascinating microcosm of the democratic experiment. Filled with characters ranging from NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook; to Flaming Lips oddball frontman Wayne Coyne; to legendary Great Plains meteorologist Gary England; to Stanley Draper, Oklahoma City's would-be Robert Moses; to civil rights activist Clara Luper; to the citizens and public servants who survived the notorious 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building, Boom Town offers a remarkable look at the urban tapestry woven from control and chaos, sports and civics.


The Air You Breathe : A Novel / Frances De Pontes Peebles.

Echoes of Elena Ferrante resound in this sumptuous saga.--O, The Oprah MagazineA masterfully choreographed saga of friendship, envy, sacrifice and love--as soulful, layered, and intoxicating as the samba that reverberates from the page. -Georgia Hunter, New York Times-bestselling author of We Were the Lucky OnesThe story of an intense female friendship fueled by affection, envy and pride--and each woman's fear that she would be nothing without the other.Some friendships, like romance, have the feeling of fate.Skinny, nine-year-old orphaned Dores is working in the kitchen of a sugar plantation in 1930s Brazil when in walks a girl who changes everything. Graça, the spoiled daughter of a wealthy sugar baron, is clever, well fed, pretty, and thrillingly ill behaved. Born to wildly different worlds, Dores and Graça quickly bond over shared mischief, and then, on a deeper level, over music. One has a voice like a songbird; the other feels melodies in her soul and composes lyrics to match. Music will become their shared passion, the source of their partnership and their rivalry, and for each, the only way out of the life to which each was born. But only one of the two is destined to be a star. Their intimate, volatile bond will determine each of their fortunes--and haunt their memories.Traveling from Brazil's inland sugar plantations to the rowdy streets of Rio de Janeiro's famous Lapa neighborhood, from Los Angeles during the Golden Age of Hollywood back to the irresistible drumbeat of home, The Air You Breathe unfurls a moving portrait of a lifelong friendship--its unparalleled rewards and lasting losses--and considers what we owe to the relationships that shape our lives.


The Other Woman : A Novel / Sandie Jones.

The Other Woman : A Novel / Sandie Jones.
This program includes a bonus conversation with the author. The Other Woman by Sandie Jones is the most twisty, addictive and unpausable debut thriller audiobook you'll hear this year.HE LOVES YOU: Adam adores Emily. Emily thinks Adam's perfect, the man she thought she'd never meet.BUT SHE LOVES YOU NOT: Lurking in the shadows is a rival, a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves.AND SHE'LL STOP AT NOTHING: Emily chose Adam, but she didn't choose his mother Pammie. There's nothing a mother wouldn't do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants: Emily gone forever.THE OTHER WOMAN will have you questioning her in every chapter.The Other Woman is an absorbing thriller with a great twist. A perfect beach read.--Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Great Alone Fun and fiendishly clever with a twist you will not see coming. Make room in your beach bag for this one! - Wendy Walker, bestselling author of All Is Not ForgottenThoroughly entertaining. Pammie is the mother-in-law from hell!--Michelle Frances, #1 bestselling author of The Girlfriend


The Red Fox Clan / John Flanagan.

#1 New York Times bestselling author John Flanagan returns to the world of Ranger's Apprentice, beginning a new story arc starring fan favorites, Will and Maddie (Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger).Picking up where Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger left off, this next installment continues the story arc featuring young apprentice, Maddie, and the student-turned-master, Will Treaty. The time has come for the next generation to assume the mantle and become protectors of the kingdom of Araluen. After passing her third-year assessment as a ranger's apprentice, Maddie is called home to Castle Araluen. Forced to keep her ranger training a secret, Maddie feels trapped by the monotony of castle life and longs to find a way out. But there are whisperings of a new threat to the kingdom. The mysterious Red Fox Clan, a group of anarchists all donning fox masks, have threatened Castle Araluen and question Princess Cassandra and Madelyn's succession to the throne. Will they succeed in unseating Cassandra and Madelyn and take the throne for themselves? Bestselling author of the Ranger's Apprentice and Brotherband series, John Flanagan returns in the captivating follow-up to The Royal Ranger. Perfect for fans of Tolkien, Redwall, and Game of Thrones!


Aware : The Science and Practice of Presence / Daniel Siegel.

Aware : The Science and Practice of Presence / Daniel Siegel.
This groundbreaking new book from New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., introduces readers to his pioneering, science-based meditation practice.Aware provides practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one's day-to-day life. An in-depth look at the science that underlies meditation's effectiveness, this book teaches readers how to harness the power of the principle Where attention goes, neural firing flows, and neural connection grows. Siegel reveals how developing a Wheel of Awareness practice to focus attention, open awareness, and cultivate kind intention can literally help you grow a healthier brain and reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in your life. Whether you have no experience with a reflective practice or are an experienced practitioner, Aware is a hands-on guide that will enable you to become more focused and present, as well as more energized and emotionally resilient in the face of stress and the everyday challenges life throws your way.


Vox / Christina Dalcher.

[An] electrifying debut.--O, Oprah MagazineThe real-life parallels will make you shiver.--Cosmopolitan One of Entertainment Weekly's and SheReads' books to read after The Handmaid's TaleOne of Good Morning America's Best Books to Bring to the Beach This SummerOne of PopSugar, Refinery29, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Real Simple, i09, and Amazon's best books to read in AugustSet in a United States in which half the population has been silenced, Vox is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter.On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than one hundred words per day, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial. This can't happen here. Not in America. Not to her. This is just the beginning...Soon women are not permitted to hold jobs. Girls are not taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words each day, but now women have only one hundred to make themselves heard. ...not the end. For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.


Losing the Field : Field Party Series, Book 4 / Abbi Glines.

Losing the Field : Field Party Series, Book 4 / Abbi Glines.
The fourth book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Field Party series--a southern soap opera with football, cute boys, and pick-up trucks--from USA TODAY bestselling author Abbi Glines.Tallulah Liddell had been defined by her appearance for as long as she could remember. Overweight and insecure, she preferred to fly under the radar, draw as little attention to herself so no one can hurt her. The only boy who did seem to ever notice her was her longtime crush, Nash Lee. But when he laughs at a joke aimed at Tallulah the summer before their senior year, Tallulah's love dissipates, and she becomes determined to lose weight, to no longer be an object of her classmates'--and especially Nash's--ridicule. Nash Lee has it all--he's the star running back of Lawton's football team, being scouted by division one colleges, and on track to have a carefree senior year. But when an accident leaves him with a permanent limp, all of Nash's present and future plans are destroyed, leaving him bitter, angry, and unrecognizable from the person he used to be. Facing a new school year with her new body, Tallulah is out to seek revenge on Nash's cruelty. All does not go according to plan, though, and Tallulah and Nash unexpectedly find themselves falling for each other. But with all the pain resting in each of their hearts, can their love survive?


Jennifer / Dee Henderson.

Jennifer /  Dee Henderson.
After finding God and falling in love, life is good for Dr. Jennifer O'Malley. But can her faith--and her family--survive the challenges ahead?


Madeline and the gypsies / by Ludwig Bemelmans.

Madeline flourishes when she teams up with a gypsy circus troupe. Told with the usual verve and sense of the absurd.


True to you / Jennifer Ryan.

True to you /  Jennifer Ryan.
Undercover DEA Special Agent Dawson King spent five months in a Montana prison establishing a fake identity to take down a ruthless drug dealer and put him behind bars. Cara Potter may appear to be on the right side of the law, but King has learned the hard way to trust no one. From the moment he enters her life, King makes Cara nervous. The handsome drifter says he wants to get his life together. But there is something about him that doesn't quite ring true. Cara wants to believe in him, yet she holds back despite the way he awakens dormant dreams and leaves her breathless with his sexy smile, steamy kisses, his every touch.


Until June / Aurora Rose Reynolds.

Aurora Rose Reynolds presents the second book in the Until Her series. Contains mature themes.


Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue : a gaslight mystery / Victoria Thompson.

The author of Murder on Amsterdam Avenue returns to nineteenth-century New York City to find Christmas in the air, a police detective and a midwife with love in their hearts, and a wealthy newlywed with blood on her hands. Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy and Sarah Brandt are not the only ones who have recently tied the knot. Family friend Mrs. O'Neill was delighted when her daughter Una wed the seemingly wealthy and charming Randolph Pollock. She didn't wonder why such an affluent man would want to marry a poor Irish girl, no matter how pretty she was. But now Mrs. O'Neill has a problem. Pollock's servants have found their employer bludgeoned to death with Una cradling his body. Rendered mute by the horror of her husband's death, Una cannot explain what happened, so the police have charged her with murder and locked her away in the Tombs to await trial. Mrs. O'Neill would like Frank to investigate the case and save Una, yet with Frank and Sarah still on their honeymoon, it's up to the other members of their newly formed household to do some detective work. But solving the mystery behind Pollock's death means first discovering the truth about who he really is


Madeline and the bad hat / Ludwig Bemelmans.

Pepito, the son of the Spanish Ambassador to France, causes havoc when his family moves next door to Madeline's school.


Look both ways / Carol J. Perry.

Look both ways /  Carol J. Perry.
In Salem, Massachusetts, there are secrets everywhere -- even in the furniture...


A place of peace : a novel / Amy Clipston.

A place of peace : a novel / Amy Clipston.
Miriam Lapp returns to the Amish community she once belonged to when she hears of her mother's death. Amidst her grief and some painful lies from her past, she is forced to face the people who rejected her. Losing her once fiance and being shunned by her father becomes an excruciating test of her faith.


Protective custody / Lynette Eason.

Guarding witnesses? All in a day's work for deputy U.S. marshal Carly Masterson. Protecting the judge who was indirectly responsible for her mentor's death? That's another story. Still, she won't let harm come to Judge Nicholas Floyd, or the niece and nephew in his care. She's determined to do the job right, and not let her emotions take over—no matter how wonderful it feels to be accepted by the little family. Can she let go of the past and learn to trust again before danger finds them once more?


No place to run / Maya Banks.

No place to run /  Maya Banks.
When he unexpectedly encounters Sophie Lundgren, the one woman he has been unable to forget, and discovers that she is carrying his child, secret agent Sam Kelly refuses to let her disappear again and tries to keep her safe.


Madeline's rescue / Ludwig Bemelmans.

Madeline and her classmates adopt a dog who rescues Madeline after she falls into a river.


Madeline's rescue / story and pictures by Ludwig Bemelmans.

Madeline tumbles into the Seine and is rescued by a dog who comes back to school with Madeline and her little girl friends.


Resurrecting home : a novel / A. American.

Resurrecting home : a novel / A. American.
Against all odds, Morgan Carter and his family have endured despite the deteriorating conditions surrounding them. Armed with survivalist tactics, Morgan's crew, alongside their new friends from the recently-liberated DHS camp, have worked together to build a sustainable communuity. But not all situations can be prepared for. When a massive wildfire threatens their very existence, they must decide: fight or flight?From the author of the hit Survivalist Series books, Resurrecting Home is an action-packed adventure that depicts the harrowing possibilities of a world gone awry, and the courage it takes to protect what matters most.


Death, Taxes, and a Skinny No-Whip Latte / Diane Kelly.

It's all in a day's work for Tara Holloway, the U.S. Treasury's latest, greatest, soon-to-be-skinniest weapon against the biggest, richest tax cheats in the nation...'hen she joined the Criminal Investigations Division, Tara knew she'd be investigating some very real crooks. Forget about waitresses hiding tips from the IRS or babysitters not declaring income! Tara and her partner, Eddie, are going after one of country's richest, dirtiest felons. Being on a diet doesn't help Tara's mood much. Hopefully, by the time the investigation is over, she'll be sitting somewhere in a string bikini, far, far away...'ut first: Reality. Marcos Mendoza is a suspected loan shark with connections across the Mexican border. He's never been accused of any crimes, yet his business associates have a history of disappearing...'nd resurfacing...'n body bags. Will Tara risk life, limb, and the pursuit of filing a joint tax return with her maybe-serious boyfriend Brett' Fighting crime, like drinking a cup of coffee with low-fat milk and artificial sweetener, is often bittersweet...


Madeline in London / Ludwig Bemelmans.

Madeline and Pepito, the Bad Hat, take a wild ride on horseback through London.


The terror : a novel / Dan Simmons.

The men on board HMS Terror have every expectation of finding the Northwest Passage. When the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a terrible death, Captain Francis Crozier takes command and leads his surviving crewmen on a last, desperate attempt to flee south across the ice. But as another winter approaches, as scurvy and starvation grow more terrible, and as the Terror on the ice stalks them southward, Crozier and his men begin to fear there is no escape. A haunting, gripping story based on actual historical events, The Terror is a novel that will chill you to your core.


Unbelievably boring Bart / James Patterson and Duane Swierczynski.

Unbelievably boring Bart /  James Patterson and Duane Swierczynski.
There's more than meets the eye in James Patterson's newest illustrated middle grade novel-a book so fun kids will actually put down their games to read it!Invisible creatures attacking the school, and 12-year-old Bartholomew Bean is the only one who can stop them! Okay, so maybe Bart is only a hero in the video game app he created. But if he reveals his identity as the genius behind the game, he'll become the most popular kid in school! Or he could secretly use the game to get back at his bullies...Press Button A: RevealPress Button B: RevengeWhich would you choose?


Riding the rap / Elmore Leonard.

Now that his mom's gravy train has derailed, gambling, debt-ridden Palm Beach playboy Warren Chip Ganz has decided to take somebody rich hostage-- with the help of a Bahamian ex-con, a psycho gardener/enforcer, and the beautiful, if underfed, psychic Reverend Dawn. The trouble is they choose bookmaker Harry Arno as their victim, and Harry can scam with the best. The BIG trouble is ace manhunter U.S ...


Snap / Belinda Bauer.

Jack's in charge, said his mother as she disappeared up the road to get help. I won't be long. So eleven-year-old Jack and his two sisters wait on the hard shoulder in their stifling, broken-down car, bickering and whining and playing I-Spy until she comes back. But their mother doesn't come back. She never comes back. And after that long hot summer day, nothing will ever be the same again. Three years later, Jack's fifteen and still in charge. Meanwhile, across town, a young woman called Catherine wakes up to find a knife beside her bed and a note reading I could of killed you. The police are tracking a mysterious burglar called Goldilocks for his habit of sleeping in the beds of the houses he robs, but Catherine doesn't see the point of involving the police. And Jack, very suddenly, may be on the verge of finding out who killed his mother. A twisty, masterfully written novel that will have listeners on the edge of their seats, Snap is Belinda Bauer at the height of her powers.


Reckoning : a novel / John Grisham.

John Grisham returns to Clanton, Mississippi, to tell the story of an unthinkable murder, the bizarre trial that follows it, and its profound and lasting effect on the people of Ford County. Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946. he rose early, drove into town, walked into the Church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder wasn't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it--to the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends, and to the people of Clanton--was I have nothing to say. And so the murder of the esteemed Reverend Bell became the most mysterious and unforgettable crime Ford County had ever known.


I'm just no good at rhyming : and other nonsense for mischievous kids and immature grown-ups / written by Chris Harris ; illustrated by Lane Smith.

I'm just no good at rhyming : and other nonsense for mischievous kids and immature grown-ups / written by Chris Harris ; illustrated by Lane Smith.
The instant New York Times bestseller featured on NPR's Weekend Edition with Scott Simon! B. J. Novak (bestselling author of The Book With No Pictures) described this groundbreaking poetry collection as Smart and sweet, wild and wicked, brilliantly funny--it's everything a book for kids should be.Meet Chris Harris, the 21st-century Shel Silverstein! Already lauded by critics as a worthy heir to such greats as Silverstein, Seuss, Nash and Lear, Harris's hilarious debut molds wit and wordplay, nonsense and oxymoron, and visual and verbal sleight-of-hand in masterful ways that make you look at the world in a whole new wonderfully upside-down way. With enthusiastic endorsements from bestselling luminaries such as Lemony Snicket, Judith Viorst, Andrea Beaty, and many others, this entirely unique collection offers a surprise around every corner: from the ongoing rivalry between the author and illustrator, to the mysteriously misnumbered pages that can only be deciphered by a certain code-cracking poem, to the rhyming fact-checker in the footnotes who points out when poetic license gets out of hand. Adding to the fun: Lane Smith, bestselling creator of beloved hits like It's a Book and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, has spectacularly illustrated this extraordinary collection with nearly one hundred pieces of appropriately absurd art. It's a mischievous match made in heaven!Ridiculous, nonsensical, peculiar, outrageous, possibly deranged--and utterly, totally, absolutely delicious. Read it! Immediately! -Judith Viorst, bestselling author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness / Michelle Alexander.

Civil rights advocate and accomplished lawyer Michelle Alexander broaches a topic worthy of national conversation. Alexander argues that criminals convicted by our justice system face the same obstacles--legal discrimination and disenfranchisement--African Americans faced during the Jim Crow era.


What are we doing here? : essays / Marilynne Robinson.

Marilynne Robinson has plumbed the human spirit in her renowned novels, including Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Gilead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In this new essay collection she trains her incisive mind on our modern political climate and the mysteries of faith.Whether she is investigating how the work of great thinkers about America, like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Alexis de Tocqueville, inform our political consciousness or discussing how beauty informs and disciplines daily life, Robinson's peerless prose and boundless humanity are on full display. What Are We Doing Here? is a call for Americans to continue the tradition of those great thinkers and to remake American political and cultural life as deeply impressed by obligation [and as] a great theater of heroic generosity, which, despite all, is sometimes palpable still.


Relic / Alan Dean Foster.

Relic /  Alan Dean Foster.
The last known human searches the galaxy for companionship in a brilliant standalone novel from the legendary author of the Pip & Flinx series.A provocative read.--The Washington Post Once Homo sapiens reigned supreme, spreading from star system to star system in an empire that encountered no alien life and thus knew no enemy . . . save itself. As had happened many times before, the basest, most primal human instincts rose up, only this time armed with the advanced scientific knowledge to create a genetically engineered smart virus that quickly wiped out humanity to the last man. That man is Ruslan, the sole known surviving human being in the universe. Rescued from the charnel house of his home planet by the Myssari--an intelligent alien race--Ruslan spends his days as something of a cross between a research subject and a zoo attraction. Though the Myssari are determined to resurrect the human race, using Ruslan's genetic material, all he wants for himself and his species is oblivion. But then the Myssari make Ruslan an extraordinary offer: In exchange for his cooperation, they will do everything in their considerable power to find the lost home world of his species--an all-but-mythical place called Earth--and, perhaps, another living human. Thus begins an epic journey of adventure, danger, heartbreak, and hope, as Ruslan sets out in search of a place that may no longer exist--drawn by the slimmest yet most enduring hope.Advance praise for Relic Relic is a thrilling and thoughtful epic. With Alan Dean Foster's trademark invention in both the psychology and physiology of his aliens, he also enriches the narrative with their complex cultures. The plot spans galaxies!--Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Greg BearThe stunning plot of Foster's stand-alone novel will intrigue readers for not only the 'last man in the universe' trope but also the well-developed alien species. A true first contact novel on many different levels.--Library JournalFoster's sympathetic novel successfully surveys human frailty, the tendency not to learn from history, and an enduring capacity for adaptation and emotional attachment.--Publishers Weekly


The Grey Bastards : a novel / Jonathan French.

The Grey Bastards : a novel / Jonathan French.
A dirty, blood-soaked gem of a novel [that reads] like Mad Max set in Tolkien's Middle Earth. A fantasy masterwork.--Kirkus Reviews (starred)- Live in the saddle. Die on the hog. Call them outcasts, call them savages--they've been called worse, by their own mothers--but Jackal is proud to be a Grey Bastard. He and his fellow half-orcs patrol the barren wastes of the Lot Lands, spilling their own damned blood to keep civilized folk safe. A rabble of hard-talking, hog-riding, whore-mongering brawlers they may be, but the Bastards are Jackal's sworn brothers, fighting at his side in a land where there's no room for softness. And once Jackal's in charge--as soon as he can unseat the Bastards' tyrannical, seemingly unkillable founder--there's a few things they'll do different. Better. Or at least, that's the plan. Until the fallout from a deadly showdown makes Jackal start investigating the Lot Lands for himself. Soon, he's wondering if his feelings have blinded him to ugly truths about this world, and the Bastards' place in it. In a quest for answers that takes him from decaying dungeons to the frontlines of an ancient feud, Jackal finds himself battling invading orcs, rampaging centaurs, and grubby human conspiracies alike--along with a host of dark magics so terrifying they'd give even the heartiest Bastard pause. Finally, Jackal must ride to confront a threat that's lain in wait for generations, even as he wonders whether the Bastards can--or should--survive. Delivered with a generous wink to Sons of Anarchy, featuring sneaky-smart worldbuilding and gobs of fearsomely foul-mouthed charm, The Grey Bastards is a grimy, pulpy, masterpiece--and a raunchy, swaggering, cunningly clever adventure that's like nothing you've read before.


Any man : a novel / Amber Tamblyn.

Any man : a novel / Amber Tamblyn.
In this electric and provocative debut novel, Tamblyn blends genres of poetry, prose, and elements of suspense to give shape to the shocking narratives of victims of sexual violence, mapping the destructive ways in which our society perpetuates rape culture, brilliantly brought to life through a multi-voice performance featuring Glenn Davis, Ben Foster, Marc Maron, Jason Ritter, John Roberts, Russ Tamblyn, Amber Tamblyn, January Lavoy, Phoebe Strole, Robin Miles, Ther


The dying of the light : a novel / Robert Goolrick.

The dying of the light : a novel / Robert Goolrick.
From the author of the bestselling A Reliable Wife comes a dramatic, passionate tale of a glamorous Southern debutante who marries for money and ultimately suffers for love--a southern gothic as written by Dominick Dunne.It begins with a house and ends in ashes . . .Diana Cooke was born with the century and came of age just after World War I. The daughter of Virginia gentry, she knew early that her parents had only one asset, besides her famous beauty: their stately house, Saratoga, the largest in the commonwealth, which has hosted the creme of society and Hollywood royalty. Though they are land-rich, the Cookes do not have the means to sustain the estate. Without a wealthy husband, Diana will lose the mansion that has been the heart and soul of her family for five generations.The mysterious Captain Copperton is an outsider with no bloodline but plenty of cash. Seeing the ravishing nineteen-year-old Diana for the first time, he's determined to have her. Diana knows that marrying him would make the Cookes solvent and ensure that Saratoga will always be theirs. Yet Copperton is cruel as well as vulgar; while she admires his money, she cannot abide him. Carrying the weight of Saratoga and generations of Cookes on her shoulders, she ultimately succumbs to duty, sacrificing everything, including love.Luckily for Diana, fate intervenes. Her union with Copperton is brief and gives her a son she adores. But when her handsome, charming Ashton, now grown, returns to Saratoga with his college roommate, the real scandal and tragedy begins.Reveling in the secrets, mores, and society of twentieth-century genteel Southern life, The Dying of the Light is a romance, a melodrama, and a cautionary tale told with the grandeur and sweep of an epic Hollywood classic.


When Einstein walked with Gödel : excursions to the edge of thought / Jim Holt.

When Einstein walked with Gödel : excursions to the edge of thought / Jim Holt.
From Jim Holt, New York Times bestselling author of Why Does the World Exist?, comes When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought, an entertaining and accessible audiobook guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuriesDoes time exist? What is infinity? Why do mirrors reverse left and right but not up and down? In this scintillating collection, Holt explores the human mind, the cosmos, and the thinkers who've tried to encompass the latter with the former. With his trademark clarity and humor, Holt probes the mysteries of quantum mechanics, the quest for the foundations of mathematics, and the nature of logic and truth. Along the way, he offers intimate biographical sketches of celebrated and neglected thinkers, from the physicist Emmy Noether to the computing pioneer Alan Turing and the discoverer of fractals, Benoit Mandelbrot. In this audiobook, Holt offers a painless and playful introduction to many of our most beautiful but least understood ideas, from Einsteinian relativity to string theory, and also invites listeners to consider why the greatest logician of the twentieth century believed the U.S. Constitution contained a terrible contradiction--and whether the universe truly has a future.


Fridays with the wizards / Jessica Day George.

Princess Celie and her companions have made it home safely from the Glorious Arkower, and everything is back to normal now that the Eye of the Castle is where it belongs. With more magical griffins to care for, Celie, Lilah, and Rolf have their hands full. But when the dangerous ancient wizard Arkwright escapes the dungeon and goes missing within the Castle, no one can rest until he is found. Only Celie knows where he is most likely hiding--deep within the secret passageways behind the walls of their beloved Castle. With danger lurking behind every tapestry and under every trap door, Celie must find the wizard and save her family. Readers will be swept away by another charming magical adventure featuring Princess Celie and her very special Castle.


Alliance stars / Michael Wallace.

Captain Jess Tolvern of HMS Blackbeard is leading a Royal Navy expedition across long-dormant space lanes toward Old Earth when an alien fleet ambushes her battle cruiser. The aliens are Adjudicators, an ancient race whose ethos is to judge other species and reduce their survivors to a stone age existence. Tolvern sends a desperate message back to headquarters and retreats with her damaged ship to friendly systems. By the time she returns, the aliens have already invaded Alliance territory with a powerful fleet of star fortresses and accompanying dragoon ships, trapping and laying siege to the allied fleet. While repairing her ship, Tolvern cobbles together a squadron of damaged allied warships, former raiders, and the local survivors of an Adjudicator attack to drive off the alien fleet.


The foundling and other tales of Prydain / Lloyd Alexander.

The foundling and other tales of Prydain /  Lloyd Alexander.
A companion book to The Chronicles of Prydain, this collection of short stories revisits beloved characters and reveals more about the history of the magical land of Prydain.Here, readers will find Dallben, destined to be an enchanter; Angharad, a princess of the House of Llyr; Kadwyr, the rascal crow; and Medwyn, the mystical protector of all animals. They'll learn the grim history of the sword of Dyrnwyn and even find out how Fflewddur Fflam came by his enchanted harp. How did Coll rescue Hen Wen when she disappeared at the hand of Arawn, Lord of the Land of Death? Find the answer to this question and many more, in The Foundling: And Other Tales of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander.


Do this for me : a novel / Eliza Kennedy.

Do this for me : a novel / Eliza Kennedy.
A high-powered attorney dives into the politics of sex, the perils of desire, and why men and women treat each other the way they do. Raney Moore has it all figured out. An ambitious young partner at a prestigious Manhattan law firm, she's got a dream job, a loving (and famous) husband, and amazing twin daughters. Her world is full, busy, perfectly scripted. Or so she thinks.One sunny fall day, a bombshell phone call throws Raney's well-ordered existence into chaos, and in a fit of rage, she diabolically, hilariously burns everything down. Once the flames subside, she finds herself asking some difficult questions: Who am I? What just happened? Am I ever going to find my way back to normal? Assisted by enterprising paralegals, flirtatious clientele, one dear friend and an unforgettable therapist, Raney thinks the answers are close at hand, only to find life spiraling utterly out of control. Uproarious, incisive and poignant, Do This For Me introduces a brilliant, off-kilter heroine on a quest to understand sex, fight workplace inequality, and solve the mystery of herself.


Star trek: discovery. James Swallow.

Star trek: discovery.  James Swallow.
An original novel based upon the explosive new Star Trek TV series on CBS All Access. Lieutenant Saru is a Kelpien, a member of a prey species born on a world overrun by monstrous predators...and a being who very intimately understands the nature of fear. Challenged on all sides, he is determined to surpass his origins and succeed as a Starfleet officer aboard the U.S.S. Shenzhou. But when Saru breaks protocol in order to prove himself to his crewmates, what begins as a vital rescue mission to save a vessel in distress soon escalates out of control. Forced into a command role he may not be ready for, Saru is caught between his duty and the conflicting agendas of two antagonistic alien races. To survive, he will need to seek a path of peace against all odds, and risk compromising the very ideals he has sworn to uphold....


Don't make me pull over! : an informal history of the family road trip / Richard Ratay.

Don't make me pull over! : an informal history of the family road trip / Richard Ratay.
Part pop history and part whimsical memoir in the spirit of National Lampoon's Vacation-Don't Make Me Pull Over! is a nostalgic look at the golden age of family road trips-a halcyon era that culminated in the latter part of the twentieth century, before portable DVD players, iPods, and Google Maps. In the days before cheap air travel, families didn't so much take vacations as survive them. Between home and destination lay thousands of miles and dozens of annoyances, and with his family Richard Ratay experienced all of them-from being crowded into the backseat with noogie-happy older brothers, to picking out a souvenir only to find that a better one might have been had at the next attraction, to dealing with a dad who didn't believe in bathroom breaks. The birth of America's first interstate highways in the 1950s hit the gas pedal on the road trip phenomenon and families were soon streaming-sans seatbelts!-to a range of sometimes stirring, sometimes wacky locations. Frequently, what was remembered the longest wasn't Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, or Disney World, but such roadside attractions as The Thing in Texas Canyon, Arizona, or The Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz, California. In this road tourism-crazy era that stretched through the 1970's, national parks attendance swelled to 165 million, and a whopping 2.2 million people visited Gettysburg each year, thirteen times the number of soldiers who fought in the battle. Now, decades later, Ratay offers a paean to what was lost, showing how family togetherness was eventually sacrificed to electronic distractions and the urge to get there now. In hundreds of amusing ways, he reminds us of what once made the Great American Family Road Trip so great, including twenty-foot land yachts, oasis-like Holiday Inn Holidomes, Smokey-spotting Fuzzbusters, 28 glorious flavors of Howard Johnson's ice cream, and the thrill of finding a good buddy on the CB radio. A rousing Ratay family ride-along, Don't Make Me Pull Over! reveals how the family road trip came to be, how its evolution mirrored the country's, and why those magical journeys that once brought families together-for better and worse-have largely disappeared.


A study in treason / Leonard Goldberg.

A study in treason /  Leonard Goldberg.
In Leonard Goldberg's A Study in Treason, a seemingly impossible mystery tests the keen mind and forensic skills of Joanna Blalock, the daughter of Sherlock Holmes and the heir to his unique talent for deduction.The following case has not previously been disclosed to the public due to the sensitive information on foreign affairs. All those involved were previously bound by the Official Secrets Act. With the passage of time and the onset of the Great War, these impediments have been removed and the story can now be safely told.When an executed original of a secret treaty between England and France, known as the French Treaty, is stolen from the country estate of Lord Halifax, Scotland Yard asks Joanna, Dr. John Watson, Jr., and Dr. John Watson, Sr. to use their detective skills to participate in the hunt for the missing treaty. As the government becomes more restless to find the missing document and traditional investigative means fail to turn up the culprit, Joanna is forced to devise a clever plan to trap the thief and recover the missing treaty.Told from the point of view of Dr. John Watson, Jr. in a style similar to the original Sherlock Holmes stories, A Study in Treason is based partly on facts in our world and partly on the facts left to us by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.This cunning locked room mystery is sure to be enjoyed by fans of Sherlock Holmes.


Foundryside : A Novel / Robert Jackson Bennett.

The exciting beginning of a promising new epic fantasy series. Prepare for ancient mysteries, innovative magic, and heart-pounding heists.--Brandon SandersonComplex characters, magic that is tech and vice versa, a world bound by warring trade dynasties: Bennett will leave you in awe once you remember to breathe!--Tamora Pierce-In a city that runs on industrialized magic, a secret war will be fought to overwrite reality itself--the first in a dazzling new series from City of Stairs author Robert Jackson Bennett. Sancia Grado is a thief, and a damn good one. And her latest target, a heavily guarded warehouse on Tevanne's docks, is nothing her unique abilities can't handle. But unbeknownst to her, Sancia's been sent to steal an artifact of unimaginable power, an object that could revolutionize the magical technology known as scriving. The Merchant Houses who control this magic--the art of using coded commands to imbue everyday objects with sentience--have already used it to transform Tevanne into a vast, remorseless capitalist machine. But if they can unlock the artifact's secrets, they will rewrite the world itself to suit their aims. Now someone in those Houses wants Sancia dead, and the artifact for themselves. And in the city of Tevanne, there's nobody with the power to stop them. To have a chance at surviving--and at stopping the deadly transformation that's under way--Sancia will have to marshal unlikely allies, learn to harness the artifact's power for herself, and undergo her own transformation, one that will turn her into something she could never have imagined.


Reflections by Rosa Parks : the quiet strength and faith of a woman who changed a nation / Rosa Parks with Gregory J. Reed.

Reflections by Rosa Parks : the quiet strength and faith of a woman who changed a nation / Rosa Parks with Gregory J. Reed.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She was not trying to start a movement. She was simply tired of the social injustice. Yet, her simple act of courage started a chain of events that forever shaped the landscape of American race relations. Now, decades after her quiet defiance inspired the modern civil rights movement, Mrs. Parks's own words tell of her courageous life, her passion for freedom and equality, and her strong faith. Reflections by Rosa Parks celebrates the principles and convictions that guided her through a remarkable life. It is a printed record of her legacy-her lasting message to a world still struggling to live in harmony. Including historic and beautiful pictures, this collection of Rosa Parks's reflections includes topics like dealing with fear, facing injustice, developing character and determination, faith in God, and her hope for the future. I want to be remembered as a person who stood up to injustice, writes Rosa Parks, who wanted a better world for young people. With Mrs. Parks's words of wisdom, humility, and compassion, this book will inspire people of all races to carry on her great legacy.


The dopeman's wife / JaQuavis Coleman.

The dopeman's wife /  JaQuavis Coleman.
The explosive start to an epic urban trilogy from New York Times bestselling author JaQuavis Coleman. Once the streets pull you in, they own you. Or at least that's the way it's been for Nautica. Growing up in the hood, all she's ever known is the fast life--fast money illicitly made through scandals and relentless scheming. But when a big scam nearly finishes her off, she decides she wants more out of life than the hustle and tries to make a new life for herself on the East Coast. It isn't long though before she falls in with Manny, a drug kingpin who sweeps her off her feet. He promises to marry her and make her Queen of the Street. Then everything falls apart. As their relationship unravels, both of their dark secrets are uncovered, pitting them against each other in this exciting tale of love and deception.


Playboy / Katy Evans.

Playboy /  Katy Evans.
It started as a game. We flirted. We played. Most importantly--we won. Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose... And my best friend's soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael. He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction. So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas--but pretty soon--I was in too deep. My heart, soul, and body weren't supposed to be part of the deal. But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble. What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me? I'd given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn't stop until he'd won it all.


Lightspeed : queers destroy science fiction! special issue / edited by Seanan McGuire, Sigrid Ellis, Steve Berman & Gabrielle De Cuir.

Lightspeed was founded on the core idea that all science fiction is real science fiction and that science fiction is vast. It is inclusive. Science fiction is about people, and queer people, no matter how they identify, are a big part of that. They always have been. They're just sometimes harder to see. So, in the interests of visibility, Queers Destroy Science Fiction! shows just how wide the spectrum of sexuality and gender identity can really be.This special issue features original science fiction short stories from John Chu, Kate M. Galey, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Chaz Brenchley, Felicia Davin, Rose Lemberg, Jessica Yang, K. M. Szpara, Amal El-Mohtar, Tim Susman, and Susan Jane Bigelow. Plus, it includes original flash fiction from E. Saxey, Charles Payseur, Claudine Griggs, Stephen Cox, Eliza Gauger, Erica L. Satifka, Gabrielle Friesen, Gabby Reed, Shannon Peavey, Sarah Pinsker, Bogi Takacs, and JY Yang, as well as reprints by RJ Edwards, AMJ Hudson, Raven Kaldera, Rand B. Lee, and Geoff Ryman.There is also the usual assortment of author and artist spotlights, the book review column, an assortment of nonfiction features, plus personal essays from writers about their experiences being queer in reading and writing science fiction.


The marginalized majority : claiming our power in a post-truth America / Onnesha Roychoudhuri.

Ever since the 2016 election, pundits have been saying our country has never been more divided-that if progressives want to reclaim power, we need to be pragmatic, reach across the aisle, and look past identity politics.But what if we're getting the story all wrong? In The Marginalized Majority, Onnesha Roychoudhuri makes the galvanizing case that our voices are already the majority--and that our plurality of identities is not only our greatest strength, but is also at the indisputable core of successful progressive change throughout history. From the Civil Rights Movement to the Women's March, Saturday Night Live to the mainstream media, Roychoudhuri holds the myths about our disenfranchisement up to the light, illuminating narratives from history that reveal we have far more power than we're often led to believe. With both clear-eyed hope and electrifying power, she examines our ideas about what's possible, and what's necessary--opening up space for action, new realities, and, ultimately, survival. Now, Roychoudhuri urges us, is the time to fight like the majority we already are.


Dead man running / James Patterson with Christopher Farnsworth.

Dead man running /  James Patterson with Christopher Farnsworth.
The doctor is in ... deadly danger. Dr. Randall Beck is an eccentric psychiatrist with a terminal disease. This makes him fearless, which comes in handy when a patient is murdered before his eyes?a patient with an unspeakable secret. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson.


Aliens : bug hunt : all-new tales from the expanded Alien universe / edited by Jonathan Maberry.

When the Colonial Marines set out after their deadliest prey, the xenomorphs, it's what Corporal Hicks calls a bug hunt-kill or be killed. Here are fifteen all-new stories of such close encounters, written by many of today's most extraordinary authors.Set during the events of all four Alien films, sending the Marines to alien worlds, to derelict space settlements, and into the nests of the universe's most dangerous monsters, these adventures are guaranteed to send the blood racing-one way or another.


The last cruise : a novel / Kate Christensen.

The last cruise : a novel / Kate Christensen.
The guests on the final voyage of the vintage ocean liner Queen Isabella think they are in for the retro seagoing vacation of a lifetime. They are, but just not the one they were anticipating. A startling novelistic departure from the greatly admired novelist Kate Christensen that plays to all of her strengths--wit, irony and intimate human understanding chief among them--while displaying quite a few new ones. At the invitation of an old friend from the writing wars, Christine Archer, a journalist turned unlikely Maine farmer, is a guest on the last voyage of the vintage luxury cruiser the Queen Isabella from Long Beach to Hawaii. She's heading to the scrap yard in high 50s style, as the theme of the cruise is the indulgent past: classic highballs and dishes (Manhattans, Oysters Rockefeller), sophisticated jazz and cabaret, even smoking allowed on deck and at meals. Also along for the trip are a smattering of bold-face celebrities, the battle-hardened executive sous-chef Mick Bartok, and a member of the long-running Sabra Quintet, Miriam Koslow, with whom she'll perform on board. But this is the second decade of an uncertain new millennium, not the sunny, heedless fifties, and certain disquieting signs of strife and malfunction above and below decks intrude on the festivities. And then ... well, you'll just have to read the book to find out what happens, but suffice it to say that Kate Christensen's superbly rendered characters will be tested in ways they never imagined they would.


The sheep look up / John Brunner.

In a near future, the air pollution is so bad that everyone wears gas masks. The infant mortality rate is soaring, and birth defects, new diseases, and physical ailments of all kinds abound. The water is undrinkable-unless you're poor and have no choice. Large corporations fighting over profits from gas masks, drinking water, and clean food tower over an ineffectual, corrupt government. Environmentalist Austin Train is on the run. The trainites, a group of violent environmental activists, want him to lead their movement; the government wants him dead; and the media demands amusement. But Train just wants to survive. More than a novel of science fiction, The Sheep Look Up is a skillful and frightening political and social commentary that takes its place next to other remarkable works of dystopian literature, such as Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, and George Orwell's 1984.


The demolished man / Alfred Bester.

The demolished man /  Alfred Bester.
In a world policed by telepaths, Ben Reich plans to commit a crime that hasn't been heard of in seventy years: murder.


The Disordered Mind : What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves / Eric R. Kandel.

The Disordered Mind : What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves / Eric R. Kandel.
Eric R. Kandel, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his foundational research into memory storage in the brain, is one of the pioneers of modern brain science. His work continues to shape our understanding of how learning and memory work and to break down age-old barriers between the sciences and the arts.In his seminal new audiobook, The Disordered Mind, Kandel draws on a lifetime of pathbreaking research and the work of many other leading neuroscientists to take us on an unusual tour of the brain. He confronts one of the most difficult questions we face: How does our mind, our individual sense of self, emerge from the physical matter of the brain? The brain's 86 billion neurons communicate with one another through very precise connections. But sometimes those connections are disrupted. The brain processes that give rise to our mind can become disordered, resulting in diseases such as autism, depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson's, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder. While these disruptions bring great suffering, they can also reveal the mysteries of how the brain produces our most fundamental experiences and capabilities--the very nature of what it means to be human. Studies of autism illuminate the neurological foundations of our social instincts; research into depression offers important insights on emotions and the integrity of the self; and paradigm-shifting work on addiction has led to a new understanding of the relationship between pleasure and willpower.By studying disruptions to typical brain functioning and exploring their potential treatments, we will deepen our understanding of thought, feeling, behavior, memory, and creativity. Only then can we grapple with the big question of how billions of neurons generate consciousness itself.


Love / Matt de la Peña ; Loren Long.

Love /  Matt de la Peña ; Loren Long.
From Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña comes a story about the strongest bond there is and the diverse and powerful ways it connects us all.In the beginning there is light and two wide-eyed figures standing near the foot of your bed and the sound of their voices is love....A cab driver plays love softly on his radiowhile you bounce in back with the bumps of the cityand everything smells new, and it smells like life.In this heartfelt celebration of love, Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña depicts the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond. With a lyrical text that's soothing and inspiring, this tender tale is a needed comfort and a new classic that will resonate with listeners of every age.


A shout in the ruins / Kevin Powers.

A shout in the ruins /  Kevin Powers.
Set in Virginia during the Civil War and a century beyond, this novel by the award-winning author of THE YELLOW BIRDS explores the brutal legacy of violence and race in American society.Spanning over one hundred years, from the antebellum era to the 1980's, A Shout in the Ruins examines the fates of a diverse cast of characters connected to Beauvais Plantation in Chesterfield County, Virginia. When war arrives, the master of Beauvais, Anthony Levallios, foresees that mastery in a new America will be measured not in acres of tobacco under cultivation by his slaves, but in industry and capital. A grievously wounded Confederate veteran loses his grip on a world he no longer understands, and his daughter finds herself married to Levallois, an arrangement that feels little better than imprisonment. And two people enslaved at Beauvais plantation, Nurse and Rawls, overcome impossible odds to be together, only to find that the promise of coming freedom may not be something they will live to see.Seamlessly interwoven is the story of George Seldom, a man orphaned by the storm of the Civil War, looking back from the 1950s on the void where his childhood ought to have been. Watching the government destroy his neighborhood to build a stretch of the interstate highway system through Richmond, Virginia, and recognizing that his days on earth are coming to an end, he travels south to try to fill in that void. With the help of a young woman, he goes in search of his beginnings, all the while remembering the life that witnessed so much change during the 20th century, and so much that didn't. As the narrative finds that young woman farther in the future, now in her middle age, the questions remain: How do we live in a world built on the suffering of others? And can love exist in a place where for 400 years violence has been the strongest form of intimacy?Written with the same emotional intensity, harrowing realism, and poetic precision that made THE YELLOW BIRDS one of the most celebrated novels of the past decade, A SHOUT IN THE RUINS cements Powers' place in the forefront of American letters and demands that we reckon with the moral weight of our troubling history.


Semiosis : a novel / Sue Burke.

Semiosis : a novel / Sue Burke.
In this character driven audiobook of first contact by debut author Sue Burke, human survival hinges on an bizarre alliance.Only mutual communication can forge an alliance with the planet's sentient species and prove that mammals are more than tools.Forced to land on a planet they aren't prepared for, human colonists rely on their limited resources to survive. The planet provides a lush but inexplicable landscape--trees offer edible, addictive fruit one day and poison the next, while the ruins of an alien race are found entwined in the roots of a strange plant. Conflicts between generations arise as they struggle to understand one another and grapple with an unknowable alien intellect.


The case of the weird blue chicken : the next misadventure / Doreen Cronin.

The case of the weird blue chicken : the next misadventure / Doreen Cronin.
Meet the Chicken Squad: Four fuzzy little chicks who should fill their days pecking chicken feed and chasing bugs, but instead spend most of their time looking for trouble, and finding it.


Second house from the corner / Sadeqa Johnson.

Second house from the corner /  Sadeqa Johnson.
Felicia Lyons, a stressed-out stay-at-home mom, struggles to sprint ahead of the demands of motherhood while her husband spends long days at the office. Felicia taps, utters mantras, and breathes her way through most situations, but on some days, like when the children won't stop screaming her name or arguing over toy trucks and pretzel sticks, she wonders what it would be like to get in her car and drive away. Then one evening the telephone rings, and in a split second the harried mother's innocent fantasy becomes a hellish reality. The call pulls her back into a life she'd rather forget. Felicia hasn't been completely honest about her upbringing, and her deception forces her return to the Philadelphia of her childhood, where she must confront the family demons and long-buried secrets she thought she had left behind.From a phenomenal fresh voice in fiction comes the compelling story of what happens when the dream falls apart. It's the unforgettable tale of love, loss, rediscovery, and the growing pains of marriage.


The Urth of the New Sun / Gene Wolfe.

The Urth of the New Sun /  Gene Wolfe.
The long awaited audiobook sequel to Gene Wolfe's four-volume classic, The Book of the New Sun. Listeners return to the world of Severian, now the Autarch of Urth, as he leaves the planet on one of the huge spaceships of the alien Hierodules to travel across time and space to face his greatest test, to become the legendary New Sun or die. The strange, rich, original spaceship scenes give way to travels in time, wherein Severian revisits times and places which fill in parts of the background of the four-volume work, that will thrill and intrigue particularly listeners who enjoyed the earlier books. But The Urth of the New Sun is an independent structure all of a piece, an integral masterpiece to shelve beside the classics, one itself.


Very good, Jeeves. 11 classic short stories / P.G. Wodehouse.

Very good, Jeeves. 11 classic short stories / P.G. Wodehouse.
Eleven short stories revolving around Bertie Wooster and his valet, Jeeves.


The Corporation wars : emergence / Ken MacLeod.

The Corporation wars : emergence / Ken MacLeod.
Ken MacLeod concludes the Corporation Wars trilogy in this action-packed science fiction adventure told against a backdrop of interstellar drone warfare, virtual reality, and an A.I revolution.The enemy is out in the open. The Reaction has seized control of a resource-rich moon. Now it's enslaving conscious robots--and luring the Corporations into lucrative deals.Taransay is out in the jungle. Her friends are inside a smart boulder on the slope of an active volcano. The planet is super-habitable--for its own life, not hers. But soon, the alien infestation growing on her robot body is the least of her problems.Carlos is out of patience. With the Reaction arming for conquest, the Corporations trading with the enemy and the Direction planning to stamp out the rebel robots and their allies for good, he has to fight fire with fire.Seba is out of time. Deep inside the enemy stronghold, the free robots have to spark a new revolt before the whole world falls in on them.As battle looms, the robots must become their own last hope.The Corporation WarsThe Corporation Wars: DissidenceThe Corporation Wars: InsurgenceThe Corporation Wars: Emergence


The wolf road : a novel / by Beth Lewis.

True Grit meets The Road in this postapocalyptic psychological thriller--narrated by a young girl who has just learned that her adopted father may be a serial killer, and that she may be his next victim. Everything Elka knows of the world she learned from the man she calls father, the solitary hunter who took her under his wing when she was just seven years old. He has taught her how to shoot, track, set snares, and start fires-all the skills she needs to survive in a frozen, lawless land where civilization has been destroyed and men are at the mercy of the elements and each other. But the man Elka thought she knew so well is harboring a terrible secret. He's a killer. A monster. And now that Elka knows the truth, she too is in danger. Armed with nothing but her knife and the survival skills he's taught her, Elka makes her escape and sets out on a journey to the frozen north in the hope of finding her long-lost parents. But judging by the trail of blood and bodies dogging her footsteps, daddy won't be letting his little girl go without a fight. If Elka's going to survive, she'll have to turn and confront not just him, but the truth about what he's turned her into. The Wolf Road is an intimate, cat-and-mouse tale of justice and revenge, played out against a vast, unforgiving landscape--told by an unforgettable, tough-as-nails young heroine whose struggle to escape the terrors of her past and rejoin humanity are at once horrifying and heartbreaking.


Cross fire / Fonda Lee.

It's time to take back Earth. Earth's century of peace as a colony of an alien race has been shattered. As the alien-run government navigates peace talks with the human terrorist group Sapience, Donovan tries to put his life back together and return to his duty as a member of the security forces. But a new order comes from the alien home planet: withdraw. Earth has proven too costly and unstable to maintain as a colony, so the aliens, along with a small selection of humans, begin to make plans to leave. As word of the withdrawal spreads through the galaxy, suddenly Earth becomes vulnerable to a takeover from other alien races. Aliens who do not seek to live in harmony with humans, but will ravage and destroy the planet. As a galactic invasion threatens, Donovan realizes that Sapience holds the key that could stop the pending war. Yet in order to save humankind, all species on Earth will have to work together, and Donovan might just have to make the ultimate sacrifice to convince them.


Places in the darkness / Chris Brookmyre.

Places in the darkness /  Chris Brookmyre.
A propulsive science fiction tale of murder and memory, all set on a futuristic space station. Hundreds of miles above Earth, the space station Ciudad de Cielo--The City in the Sky--is a beacon of hope for humanity's expansion into the stars. But not everyone aboard shares such noble ideals. Bootlegging, booze, and prostitution form a lucrative underground economy for rival gangs, which the authorities are happy to turn a blind eye to until a disassembled corpse is found dancing in the micro-gravity. In charge of the murder investigation is Nikki Fix Freeman, who is not thrilled to have Alice Blake, an uptight government goody-two-shoes, riding shotgun. As the bodies pile up, and the partners are forced to question their own memories, Nikki and Alice begin to realize that gang warfare may not be the only cause for the violence.


The Tensorate series / J.Y. Yang.

The Tensorate series /  J.Y. Yang.
JY Yang presents the Tensorate Series: Novellas 1-3


Before Mars / Emma Newman.

Acclaimed author Emma Newman returns to the captivating Planetfall universe with a stand-alone dark tale of a woman stationed on Mars who slowly starts to doubt her own memories and sanity.


Navy families : Navy baby ; Navy husband / Debbie Macomber.

Navy families : Navy baby ; Navy husband / Debbie Macomber.
Navy Baby It was a night she'd never forget.two strangers coming together in a moment of intense desire. But now sheltered Hannah Raymond is expecting the child of a rugged naval seaman she thought she'd never see again. Riley Murdock has been searching for Hannah for months-ever since that soul-shaking night of passion. Now fate has reunited them. Determined to give his child the chance he never had, Riley marries Hannah.They've created the miracle of life together, but is that enough to spark love' Navy Husband Shana Berrie is her sister's official navy parenting plan, so despite being unprepared, she's in charge of adorable nine-year-old Jazmine for the next six months. Shana isn't all that close to her niece, but she's trying her best. The little girl has lots of opinions-including ones on Shana's love life (or lack thereof). Shana also doesn't appreciate Jazmine's godfather, Lieutenant Commander Adam Kennedy, constantly checking up on her. She is definitely not looking for a navy husband, no matter what her meddling niece thinks. So why does infuriating Adam seem so appealing'


Wrath of empire / Brian McClellan.

Wrath of empire /  Brian McClellan.
The country is in turmoil. With the capital city occupied, half a million refugees are on the march, looking for safety on the frontier, accompanied by Lady Flint's soldiers. But escaping war is never easy, and soon the battle may find them, whether they are prepared or not. Back in the capital, Michel Bravis smuggles even more refugees out of the city. But internal forces are working against him. With enemies on all sides, Michel may be forced to find help with the very occupiers he is trying to undermine. Meanwhile, Ben Styke is building his own army. He and his mad lancers are gathering every able body they can find and searching for an ancient artifact that may have the power to turn the tides of war in their favor. But what they find may not be what they're looking for.


The Mystery of Three Quarters / Sophie Hannah.

The Mystery of Three Quarters /  Sophie Hannah.
The world's most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot--the legendary star of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and most recently The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket--returns in a stylish, diabolically clever mystery set in the London of 1930.Returning home from a luncheon, Hercule Poirot is met at his door by an imperious woman who introduces herself as Sylvia Rule. How dare you? How dare you send me such a letter? Ignoring his denials, Mrs. Rule insists that she received a missive claiming he had proof she murdered a man named Barnabas Pandy and advising her to confess her crime to the police. Threatening the perplexed Poirot with a lawsuit, she leaves in a huff. Minutes later, a rather disheveled man named John McCrodden appears. I got your letter accusing me of the murder of Barnabas Pandy. Calmly, Poirot again rebuts the charge. Each insisting they are victims of a conspiracy, Mrs. Rule and Mr. McCrodden deny knowing who Pandy is. The next day, two more strangers proclaim their innocence and provide illuminating details. Miss Annabel Treadway tells Poirot that Barnabas Pandy was her grandfather. But he was not murdered; his death was an accident. Hugo Dockerill also knows of Pandy, and he heard the old man fell asleep in his bath and drowned. Why did someone send letters in Poirot's name accusing people of murder? If Pandy's death was an accident, why charge foul play? It is precisely because he is the great Hercule Poirot that he would never knowingly accuse an innocent person of a crime. Someone is trying to make mischief, and the instigator wants Poirot involved.Engaging the help of Edward Catchpool, his Scotland Yard policeman friend, Poirot begins to dig into the investigation, exerting his little grey cells to solve an elaborate puzzle involving a tangled web of relationships, scandalous secrets, and past misdeeds.


A girl stands at the door : the generation of young women who desegregated America's schools / Rachel Devlin.

A girl stands at the door : the generation of young women who desegregated America's schools / Rachel Devlin.
A new history of school desegregation in America, revealing how girls and women led the fight for interracial educationThe struggle to desegregate America's schools was a grassroots movement, and young women were its vanguard. In the late 1940s, parents began to file desegregation lawsuits with their daughters, forcing Thurgood Marshall and other civil rights lawyers to take up the issue and bring it to the Supreme Court. After the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, girls far outnumbered boys in volunteering to desegregate formerly all-white schools.In A Girl Stands at the Door, historian Rachel Devlin tells the remarkable stories of these desegregation pioneers. She also explains why black girls were seen, and saw themselves, as responsible for the difficult work of reaching across the color line in public schools. Highlighting the extraordinary bravery of young black women, this bold revisionist account illuminates today's ongoing struggles for equality.


The love letter : a novel / Rachel Hauck.

The love letter : a novel / Rachel Hauck.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes a story of long-lost love and its redemption in future generations. With the colonies at war and his country divided, Hamilton Lightfoot must choose sides: Fight for the British Crown or for the Independence of America. But after witnessing the death of his family at the hands of redcoats, he fears he'll fight for revenge instead of honor. On the verge of a great battle, he pens a letter to Esther, the woman he loves.Esther Longfellow is in love with Hamilton, but her father is a loyalist, living in upcountry South Carolina and working for a wealthy British lord. When the Revolutionary War comes to her doorstep she is forced to choose between devotion to her father and her love for Hamilton. Chloe Daschle is the daughter of Hollywood royalty--a great director and an Oscar-winning actress. Yet her career has taken an unexpected turn: She's the queen of ...


By fire above / Robyn Bennis.

By fire above  /  Robyn Bennis.
By Fire Above is a rip-roaring new audiobook adventure from Robyn Bennis's military airship fantasy series that Patricia Briggs hails as full of sass and terrific characters.All's fair in love and war, according to airship captain Josette Dupre, until her hometown of Durum becomes occupied by the enemy and her mother a prisoner of war. Then it becomes, Nothing's fair except bombing those Vins to high hell.Before she can rescue her town, however, Josette must maneuver her way through the nest of overstuffed vipers that make up Garnia's military and royal leaders in order to drum up support. The foppish and mostly tolerated Mistral crew member Lord Bernat steps in to advise her, along with his very attractive older brother.Between noble scheming, under-trained recruits, and supply shortages, Josette and the crew of the Mistral figure out a way to return to Durum--only to discover that when the homefront turns into the frontlines, things are more dangerous than they seem.This atmospheric audiobook will appeal to fans of military fantasy, aviation, and spunky female protagonists. Praise for By Fire Above:Full of sass and terrific characters. Great storytelling. Loved it.--Patricia BriggsMarvelous, witty and action-packed steampunk with exquisite attention to detail. Bennis's writing is incredible, her vocabulary impressive, and she honest to God made me believe you could build an airship from spare parts.--New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Ann Aguirre


Mary B : a novel : an untold story of Pride and prejudice / Katherine J. Chen.

Mary B : a novel : an untold story of Pride and prejudice / Katherine J. Chen.
The overlooked middle sister in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice casts off her prim exterior and takes center stage in this fresh retelling of the classic novel.Perhaps not even a newly discovered Austen manuscript could exceed the delicious pleasure of Mary B.--Susan Choi, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of American Woman and My EducationWhat is to be done with Mary Bennet? She possesses neither the beauty of her eldest sister, Jane, nor the high-spirited wit of second-born Lizzy. Even compared to her frivolous younger siblings, Kitty and Lydia, Mary knows she is lacking in the ways that matter for single, not-so-well-to-do women in nineteenth-century England who must secure their futures through the finding of a husband. As her sisters wed, one by one, Mary pictures herself growing old, a spinster with no estate to run or children to mind, dependent on the charity of others. At least she has the silent rebellion and secret pleasures of reading and writing to keep her company. But even her fictional creations are no match for the scandal, tragedy, and romance that eventually visit Mary's own life. In Mary B, readers are transported beyond the center of the ballroom to discover that wallflowers are sometimes the most intriguing guests at the party. Beneath Mary's plain appearance and bookish demeanor simmers an inner life brimming with passion, humor, and imagination--and a voice that demands to be heard. Set before, during, and after the events of Pride and Prejudice, Katherine J. Chen's vividly original debut novel pays homage to a beloved classic while envisioning a life that is difficult to achieve in any era: that of a truly independent woman.Praise for Mary B The best part about Mary's star turn is that it bears little relation to the fates of her sisters. She's a simmering, churning, smart woman determined to concoct an independent life.--The Washington PostPride and Prejudice's beloved story is re-spun through the eyes of mousy, overlooked--and now feminist--middle child, Mary.--Family CircleChen has dipped into Pride and Prejudice to pluck out and celebrate the seemingly most unpromising of the Bennet sisters. In giving Mary Bennet a resonant voice of her own, Chen has fashioned a luminous and enlightening novel that will entrance even, or especially, those who have not read Jane Austen's masterpiece.--John Banville, Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea and Mrs. Osmond


Valiant dust / Richard Baker.

In the first installment of this stylish, smart, military science fiction audiobook series, Richard Baker begins the adventures of Sikander North in an era of great interstellar colonial powers. Valiant Dust combines the intrigues of interstellar colonial diplomacy with explosive military action. New and extraordinary ... 'o read this!--David Weber Sikander Singh North has always had it easy-until he joined the crew of the Aquilan Commonwealth starship CSS Hector. As the ship's new gunnery officer and only Kashmiri, he must constantly prove himself better than his Aquilan crewmates, even if he has to use his fists. When the Hector is called to help with a planetary uprising, he'll have to earn his unit's respect, find who's arming the rebels, and deal with the headstrong daughter of the colonial ruler-all while dodging bullets. Sikander's military career is off to an explosive start-but only if he and CSS Hector can survive his first mission. This fast-paced audiobook will transport listeners to distant galaxies and fully immerse them in interstellar warfare.


One mixed-up night / Catherine Newman.

One mixed-up night /  Catherine Newman.
Two best friends on the run ... to IKEA. Frankie and Walter aren't really running away. Just like the kids in their favorite book, they are running to somewhere. Specifically, a massive furniture store. They've been obsessed with the Ikea catalog for years. So they make a plan, pack their backpacks, give their parents the sleepover switcheroo ... and they're in. One night all on their own, with no grown-ups or little brothers. One night of couch jumping, pillow forts, and unlimited soda refills. One night of surprises and twinkle lights and secrets they have been keeping--and waiting to share. One unforgettable night in Ikea. A tribute to the beloved classic From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler! Only, instead of running away to the Metropolitan Museum, these kids are running away to somewhere a little more modern ...


Ninety-nine glimpses of Princess Margaret / Craig Brown.

Ninety-nine glimpses of Princess Margaret /  Craig Brown.
A witty and profound portrait of the most talked-about English royalShe made John Lennon blush and Marlon Brando tongue-tied. She iced out Princess Diana and humiliated Elizabeth Taylor. Andy Warhol photographed her. Jack Nicholson offered her cocaine. Gore Vidal revered her. Francis Bacon heckled her. Peter Sellers was madly in love with her. For Pablo Picasso, she was the object of sexual fantasy. Princess Margaret aroused passion and indignation in equal measures. To her friends, she was witty and regal. To her enemies, she was rude and demanding. In her 1950s heyday, she was seen as one of the most glamorous and desirable women in the world. By the time of her death in 2002, she had come to personify disappointment. One friend said he had never known an unhappier woman. The tale of Princess Margaret is Cinderella in reverse: hope dashed, happiness mislaid, life mishandled. Such an enigmatic and divisive figure demands a reckoning that is far from the usual fare. Combining interviews, parodies, dreams, parallel lives, diaries, announcements, lists, catalogues, and essays, Craig Brown's Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret is a kaleidoscopic experiment in biography and a witty meditation on fame and art, snobbery and deference, bohemia and high society.


Bend, not break : a life in two worlds / Ping Fu.

Bend, not break : a life in two worlds / Ping Fu.
Born on the eve of China's Cultural Revolution, Ping was separated from her family at the age of eight. She grew up fighting hunger and humiliation and shielding her younger sister from the teenagers in Mao's Red Guard. At twenty-five, she found her way to the United States; her only resources were $80 in traveler's checks and three phrases of English: thank you, hello, and help. Yet Ping persevered, and the hard-won lessons of her childhood guided her to success in her new homeland. Aided by her well-honed survival instincts, a few good friends, and the kindness of strangers, she grew into someone she never thought she'd be--a strong, independent, entrepreneurial leader.


Rumpole : the Penge Bungalow Murders & other stories : three BBC Radio 4 dramatisations / John Mortimer.

Rumpole : the Penge Bungalow Murders & other stories : three BBC Radio 4 dramatisations / John Mortimer.
Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young, feisty, devastatingly acute Horace Rumpole in this collection of cracking cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole.Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders: It is the fifties, and two war heroes have been shot dead. Defending the suspect is deemed hopeless, so the case is handed to a novice. But the novice's superiors didn't count on the tenacity and wit of the young and hungry Horace Rumpole, as he defends the accused alone and without a leader for the very first time. This two-part adaptation of the novel by John Mortimer also marks the beginning of Rumpole's life-long liason with Hilda (She Who Must Be Obeyed).Rumpole and the Family Pride: We rejoin Rumpole and Hilda in the late 1950s, when they have been married for a year or two. Hilda's cousin lives with her husband, the 17th Baron Sackbut, in Sackbut Castle on the Yorkshire Moors. Hilda and Rumpole are invited to the castle when a body is found in the grounds. Meanwhile, in London, Rumpole defends a tramp who has confessed to a triple-murder.Rumpole and the Eternal Triangle: When Rumpole and Hilda attend a concert performed by The Casterini Trio, Rumpole is surprised to be approached by Elizabeth Casterini - the trio's beautiful violinist. But then the Trio's cellist, Tom Randall, is murdered. Elizabeth's husband is arrested, and Rumpole agrees to defend him at the Old Bailey.'a deliciously fun listen' - AudioFile Magazine


Click here to start : a novel / Denis Markell.

Click here to start : a novel / Denis Markell.
Young fans of Ernie Cline's Ready Player One will love this classic video game inspired mystery filled with elements of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. What if playing video games was prepping you to solve an incredible real-world puzzle and locate a priceless treasure? Twelve-year-old Ted Gerson has spent most of his summer playing video games. So when his great-uncle dies and bequeaths him the all so-called treasure in his overstuffed junk shop of an apartment, Ted explores it like it's another level to beat. And to his shock, he finds that eccentric Great-Uncle Ted actually has set the place up like a real-life escape-the-room game! Using his specially honed skills, Ted sets off to win the greatest game he's ever played, with help from his friends Caleb and Isabel. Together they discover that Uncle Ted's treasure might be exactly that--real gold and jewels found by a Japanese American unit that served in World War II. With each puzzle Ted and his friends solve, they get closer to unraveling the mystery--but someone dangerous is hot on their heels, and he's not about to let them get away with the fortune.


The Peshawar Lancers / S.M. Stirling.

In the mid-1870s, a violent spray of comets hits Earth, decimating cities, erasing shorelines, and changing the world's climate forever.


Feminism is for everybody : passionate politics / bell hooks.

Genuine feminist politics always brings us from bondage to freedom, from lovelessness to loving... There can be no love without justice. -from the chapter To Love Again: The Heart of FeminismIn this engaging and provocative volume, bell hooks introduces a popular theory of feminism rooted in common sense and the wisdom of experience. Hers is a vision of a beloved community that appeals to all those committed to equality, mutual respect, and justice. Hooks applies her critical analysis to the most contentious and challenging issues facing feminists today, including reproductive rights, violence, race, class, and work. With her customary insight and unsparing honesty, Hooks calls for a feminism free from divisive barriers but rich with rigorous debate. In language both eye-opening and optimistic, Hooks encourages us to demand alternatives to patriarchal, racist, and homophobic culture, and to imagine a different future. Hooks speaks to all those in search of true liberation, asking readers to take look at feminism in a new light, to see that it touches all lives. Issuing an invitation to participate fully in feminist movement and to benefit fully from it, Hooks shows that feminism--far from being an outdated concept or one limited to an intellectual elite--is indeed for everybody. Bell Hooks is the author of numerous critically acclaimed books on the politics of race, gender, class, and culture. A frequent lecturer in the United States and abroad, she is Distinguished Professor of English at City College, City University of New York.


Alfred Bester's The stars my destination.

Marooned in outer space after an attack on his ship, Nomad, Gulliver Foyle lives to obsessively pursue the crew of a rescue vessel that had intended to leave him to die.


The drowning eyes / Emily Foster.

The drowning eyes /  Emily Foster.
When the Dragon Ships began to tear through the trade lanes and ravage coastal towns, the hopes of the arichipelago turned to the Windspeakers on Tash. The solemn weather-shapers with their eyes of stone can steal the breeze from raiders' sails and save the islands from their wrath. But the Windspeakers' magic has been stolen, and only their young apprentice Shina can bring their power back and save her people. Tazir has seen more than her share of storms and pirates in her many years as captain, and she's not much interested in getting involved in the affairs of Windspeakers and Dragon Ships. Shina's caught her eye, but that might not be enough to convince the grizzled sailor to risk her ship, her crew, and her neck.


Landmoor / Jeff Wheeler.

The warding has failed, and a powerful ancient magic is disturbed-the Everoot. Thealos Quickfellow, a Shae from the kingdom of Avisahn, has left his homeland to learn first hand of the threat of the Bandit Rebellion. His life is forever changed when he meets the mysterious Sleepwalker known as Jaerod. For Thealos himself is one of the keys that can open a door to a Silvan artifact which can tame the forbidden side of the Everoot. As the valley of the kingdoms of Dos-Aralon and Avisahn grows weaker and weaker, the cruel Bandit Rebellion prepares to claim a stronghold in the south. There they will launch a new war by using the Everoot and its power to heal or destroy. Thealos and Jaerod must defy the powers of men, Shae, and other foes to reach the place where the conflict will begin-and where the dangerous Everoot is being harvested. A fortress called Landmoor.


An ocean of minutes : a novel / Thea Lim.

An ocean of minutes : a novel / Thea Lim.
In the vein of The Time Traveler's Wife and Station Eleven, a sweeping literary love story about two people who are at once mere weeks and many years apart.America is in the grip of a deadly flu pandemic. When Frank catches the virus, his girlfriend Polly will do whatever it takes to save him, even if it means risking everything. She agrees to a radical plan--time travel has been invented in the future to thwart the virus. If she signs up for a one-way-trip into the future to work as a bonded laborer, the company will pay for the life-saving treatment Frank needs. Polly promises to meet Frank again in Galveston, Texas, where she will arrive in twelve years. But when Polly is re-routed an extra five years into the future, Frank is nowhere to be found. Alone in a changed and divided America, with no status and no money, Polly must navigate a new life and find a way to locate Frank, to discover if he is alive, and if their love has endured. An Ocean of Minutes is a gorgeous and heartbreaking story about the endurance and complexity of human relationships and the cost of holding onto the past--and the price of letting it go.


The Stars Now Unclaimed : The Universe After Series, Book 1 / Drew Williams.

The Stars Now Unclaimed : The Universe After Series, Book 1 / Drew Williams.
The Stars Now Unclaimed by Drew Williams is a fun, adventure-filled ride around a far-future galaxy. Think big guns, smugglers, epic space battles, and a telekinetic girl with all the gifts. Jane Kamali is an agent for the Justified. Her mission: to recruit children with miraculous gifts in the hope that they might prevent the Pulse from once again sending countless worlds back to the dark ages.Hot on her trail is the Pax--a collection of fascist zealots who believe they are the rightful rulers of the galaxy and who remain untouched by the Pulse.Now Jane, a handful of comrades from her past, and a telekinetic girl called Esa must fight their way through a galaxy full of dangerous conflicts, remnants of ancient technology, and other hidden dangers.And that's just the beginning . . .


Pariah / Jamie Sawyer.

Pariah /  Jamie Sawyer.
Humanity has spread across the galaxy and, after years of interspecies warfare, entered into an uneasy truce with the Krell. But when the Krell send an ambassador to the human Alliance to request aid, they discover that their civilizations face a much deadlier mutual enemy: the Shard, an alien super species that are pouring from the Outer Dark into real-space. Captain Keira Jenkins of the Alliance leads a team of simulant soldiers in a joint military action, but when the mission goes down in flames, an injured and humiliated Jenkins is offered one last chance at redemption: a mission deep into contagion-infested enemy territory. She has one last chance, and so does mankind.


Spellslinger / Sebastien de Castell.

Spellslinger /  Sebastien de Castell.
A would-be mage with no magic of his own has to defeat powerful enemies with only cunning and deception in the first book of an exciting new adventure fantasy series from Sebastien de Castell.Kellen is moments away from facing his first duel and proving his worth as a spellcaster. There's just one problem: his magic is fading.Facing exile unless he can pass the mage trials, Kellen is willing to risk everything - even his own life - in search of a way to restore his magic. But when the enigmatic Ferius Parfax arrives in town, she challenges him to take a different path. One of the elusive Argosi, Ferius is a traveller who lives by her wits and the cards she carries. Daring, unpredictable, and wielding magic Kellen has never seen before, she may be his only hope. The first novel in a compelling six-book series, bursting with tricks, humor, and a whole new way to look at magic.Spellslinger SeriesSpellslingerShadowblackCharmcasterFor more from Sebastien de Castell, check out:The Greatcoats QuartetTraitor's BladeSaint's BloodKnight's ShadowTyrant's Throne


The husband hunters : American heiresses who married into the British aristocracy / Anne de Courcy.

The husband hunters : American heiresses who married into the British aristocracy / Anne de Courcy.
The Husband Hunters is a deliciously told historical audiobook about the young, rich, American heiresses who married impoverished, British gentry at the turn of the twentieth century - The real women who inspired Downton AbbeyTowards the end of the nineteenth century and for the first few years of the twentieth, a strange invasion took place in Britain. The citadel of power, privilege and breeding in which the titled, land-owning governing class had barricaded itself for so long was breached. The incomers were a group of young women who, fifty years earlier, would have been looked on as the alien denizens of another world - the New World, to be precise. From 1874 - the year that Jennie Jerome, the first known 'Dollar Princess', married Randolph Churchill - to 1905, dozens of young American heiresses married into the British peerage, bringing with them all the fabulous wealth, glamour and sophistication of the Gilded Age.Anne de Courcy sets the stories of these young women and their families in the context of their times. Based on extensive first-hand research, drawing on diaries, memoirs and letters, this richly entertaining group biography reveals what they thought of their new lives in England - and what England thought of them.


All these beautiful strangers : a novel / Elizabeth Klehfoth.

All these beautiful strangers : a novel / Elizabeth Klehfoth.
This is going to be big. -Entertainment WeeklyJuicy, clever, and beguiling.- Cecily von Ziegsar, author of the Gossip Girl novelsA young woman haunted by a family tragedy is caught up in a dangerous web of lies and deception involving a secret society in this highly charged, addictive psychological thriller that combines the dishy gamesmanship of Gossip Girl with the murky atmosphere of The Secret History.One summer day, Grace Fairchild, the beautiful young wife of real estate mogul Alistair Calloway, vanished from the family's lake house without a trace, leaving behind her seven-year old daughter, Charlie, and a slew of unanswered questions.Years later, seventeen-year-old Charlie still struggles with the dark legacy of her family name and the mystery surrounding her mother. Determined to finally let go of the past, she throws herself into life at Knollwood, the prestigious New England school she attends. Charlie quickly becomes friends with Knollwood's it crowd.Charlie has also been tapped by the A's--the school's elite secret society well known for terrorizing the faculty, administration, and their enemies. To become a member of the A's, Charlie must play The Game, a semester-long, diabolical high-stakes scavenger hunt that will jeopardize her friendships, her reputation, even her place at Knollwood.As the dark events of past and present converge, Charlie begins to fear that she may not survive the terrible truth about her family, her school, and her own life.


Whistle in the dark : a novel / Emma Healey.

Whistle in the dark : a novel / Emma Healey.
Emma Healey follows the success of her #1 internationally bestselling debut novel Elizabeth Is Missing, winner of the Costa First Novel Award, with this beautiful, thought-provoking, and psychologically complex tale that affirms her status as one of the most inventive and original literary novelists today.Jen and Hugh Maddox have just survived every parent's worst nightmare.Relieved, but still terrified, they sit by the hospital bedside of their fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, who was found bloodied, bruised, and disoriented after going missing for four days during a mother-daughter vacation in the country. As Lana lies mute in the bed, unwilling or unable to articulate what happened to her during that period, the national media speculates wildly and Jen and Hugh try to answer many questions.Where was Lana? How did she get hurt? Was the teenage boy who befriended her involved? How did she survive outside for all those days? Even when she returns to the family home and her school routine, Lana only provides the same frustrating answer over and over: I can't remember.For years, Jen had tried to soothe the depressive demons plaguing her younger child, and had always dreaded the worst. Now she has hope--the family has gone through hell and come out the other side. But Jen cannot let go of her need to find the truth. Without telling Hugh or their pregnant older daughter Meg, Jen sets off to retrace Lana's steps, a journey that will lead her to a deeper understanding of her youngest daughter, her family, and herself.A wry, poignant, and masterfully drawn story that explores the bonds and duress of family life, the pain of mental illness, and the fraught yet enduring connection between mothers and daughters, Whistle in the Dark is a story of guilt, fear, hope, and love that explores what it means to lose and find ourselves and those we love.


A sharp solitude : a novel of suspense / Christine Carbo.

A gripping new mystery from the author of The Wild Inside, set in the magnificent and brutal terrain of Glacier National ParkIn the darkening days of autumn, in a remote region near the Canadian border, a journalist has been murdered. Anne Marie Johnson was last seen with Reeve Landon, whose chocolate Labrador was part of an article she had been writing about a scientific canine research program. Now Landon is the prime suspect. Intensely private and paranoid, in a panic that he'll be wrongfully arrested, he ventures deep into in the woods. Even as he evades the detective, Landon secretly feels the whole thing is somehow deserved, a karmic punishment for a horrifying crime he committed as a young boy.While Montana FBI investigator Ali Paige is not officially assigned to the case, Landon-an ex-boyfriend and the father of her child-needs help. Ali has only one objective for snooping around the edges of an investigation she's not authorized to pursue: to save her daughter the shame of having a father in jail and the pain of abandonment she endured as a child. As the clock ticks and the noose tightens around Landon's neck, Ali isn't sure how far she will go to find out the truth. And what if the truth is not something she wants to know?A Sharp Solitude is a study of two flawed characters, bonded by a child, trying to make their way in an extraordinary place where escape seems possible. But no one can ever really outrun their demons, even in the vast terrain of Glacier, the ultimate backdrop for a journey of the soul.


City of devils : the two men who ruled the underworld of old Shanghai / Paul French.

City of devils : the two men who ruled the underworld of old Shanghai / Paul French.
By Paul French, New York Times bestselling author of Midnight in Peking--winner of both the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction--comes a rags-to-riches tale of two self-made men set against a backdrop of crime and vice in the sprawling badlands of Shanghai. City of Devils is a dynamic audiobook that will captivate listeners everywhere. Shanghai, 1930s; it was a haven for outlaws from all over the world: a place where pasts could be forgotten, fascism and communism outrun, names invented, and fortunes made--and lost.Lucky Jack Riley was the most notorious of those outlaws. An ex-U.S. Navy boxing champion, he escaped from prison and rose to become the Slots King of Shanghai. Dapper Joe Farren--a Jewish boy who fled Vienna's ghetto--ruled the nightclubs. His chorus lines rivalled Ziegfeld's. In 1940, Lucky Jack and Dapper Joe bestrode the Shanghai Badlands like kings, while all around the Solitary Island was poverty, starvation, and war. They thought they ruled Shanghai, but the city had other ideas. This is the story of their rise to power, their downfall, and the trail of destruction left in their wake. Shanghai was their playground for a flickering few years, a city where for a fleeting moment even the wildest dreams could come true.


The science fiction hall of fame. the greatest science fiction stories of all time chosen by the members of the Science Fiction Writers of America / edited by Robert Silverberg.

The definitive collection of the best in science fiction stories between 1929 and 1964. This book contains twenty-six of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be. The authors chosen for the Science Fiction Hall Fame are the men and women who have shaped the body and heart of modern science fiction; their brilliantly imaginative creations continue to inspire and astound new generations of writers and fans. In The Roads Must Roll, Robert Heinlein describes an industrial civilization of the future caught up in the deadly flaws of its own complexity. Country of the Kind, by Damon Knight, is a frightening portrayal of biological mutation. Nightfall, by Isaac Asimov, one of the greatest stories in the science fiction field, is the story of a planet where the sun sets only once every millennium and is a chilling study in mass psychology. Originally published in 1970 to honor those writers and their stories that had come before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame, Vol. 1, was the book that introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction. Too long unavailable, this new edition will treasured by all science fiction fans everywhere. This collection also includes an introduction by Robert Silverberg and stories by Stanley G. Weinbaum, John W. Campbell, Lester del Rey, Theodore Sturgeon, Lewis Padgett, Clifford D. Simak, Fredric Brown, Murray Leinster, Judith Merril, Cordwainer Smith, Ray Bradbury, C.M. Kornbluth, Richard Matheson, Fritz Leiber, Anthony Boucher, James Blish, Arthur C. Clarke, Jerome Bixby, Tom Godwin, Alfred Bester, Daniel Keyes, and Roger Zelazny.


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

The saboteur : the aristocrat who became France's most daring anti-Nazi commando / Paul Kix.
In the tradition of Agent Zigzag comes this breathtaking biography, as fast-paced and emotionally intuitive as the very best spy thrillers, which illuminates an unsung hero of the French Resistance during World War II--Robert de La Rochefoucald, an aristocrat turned anti-Nazi saboteur--and his daring exploits as a res.


Reading people : how seeing the world through the lens of personality changes everything / Anne Bogel.

Reading people : how seeing the world through the lens of personality changes everything / Anne Bogel.
If the viral Buzzfeed-style personality quizzes are any indication, we are collectively obsessed with the idea of defining and knowing ourselves and our unique place in the world. But what we're finding is this: knowing which Harry Potter character you are is easy, but actually knowing yourself isn't as simple as just checking a few boxes on an online quiz. For readers who long to dig deeper into what makes them uniquely them (and why that matters), popular blogger Anne Bogel has done the hard part'collecting, exploring, and explaining the most popular personality frameworks, such as Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder, Enneagram, and others. She explains to readers the life-changing insights that can be gained from each and shares specific, practical real-life applications across all facets of life, including love and marriage, productivity, parenting, the workplace, and spiritual life. In her friendly, relatable style, Bogel shares engaging personal stories that show firsthand how understanding personality can revolutionize the way we live, love, work, and pray.


Animal dreams : a novel / Barbara Kingsolver.

Animal dreams : a novel / Barbara Kingsolver.
From Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, The Bean Trees, and other modern classics, Animal Dreams is a passionate and complex novel about love, forgiveness, and one woman's struggle to find her place in the world.At the end of her rope, Codi Noline returns to her Arizona home to face her ailing father, with whom she has a difficult, distant relationship. There she meets handsome Apache trainman Loyd Peregrina, who tells her, If you want sweet dreams, you've got to live a sweet life.Filled with lyrical writing, Native American legends, a tender love story, and Codi's quest for identity, Animal Dreams is literary fiction at it's very best.This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from Barbara Kingsolver, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.


She was the quiet one : a novel / Michele Campbell.

She was the quiet one : a novel / Michele Campbell.
From the author of It's Always the Husband comes a riveting new suspense audiobook about privilege, power, and what happens when we let ambition take control. For Rose Enright, enrolling in a prestigious New England boarding school is the opportunity of a lifetime. But for Rose's vulnerable twin sister Bel, Odell Academy is a place of temptation and danger. When Bel falls in with a crowd of wild rich kids who pressure her into hazing Rose, the sisters' relationship is shattered. Rose turns to her dorm mother, Sarah Donovan, for advice. But Bel turns to Sarah's husband Heath, a charismatic and ambitious teacher. Is Heath trying to help Bel or take advantage of her? In a world of privilege, seduction, and manipulation, only one sister will live to tell the truth. In an audiobook full of twists, turns, and dark secrets, Michele Campbell once again proves her skill at crafting intricately spun and completely compelling plots.Praise for She Was the Quiet One:Campbell's skillful characterization and her shocking final twist make this follow-up to It's Always the Husband well worthwhile. Readers who enjoyed Simone St. James' boarding-school mystery, The Broken Girls, should give this a try.--Booklist


Tending roses / Lisa Wingate.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a heartfelt novel about the bonds of family and the power of second chances.When Kate Bowman temporarily moves to her grandmother's Missouri farm with her husband and baby son, she learns that the lessons that most enrich our lives often come unexpectedly. The family has given Kate the job of convincing Grandma Rose, who's become increasingly stubborn and forgetful, to move off her beloved land and into a nursing home. But Kate knows such a change would break her grandmother's heart. Just when Kate despairs of finding answers, she discovers her grandma's journal. A beautiful handmade notebook, it is full of stories that celebrate the importance of family, friendship, and faith. Stories that make Kate see her life--and her grandmother--in a completely new way...


Blessings / Sheneska Jackson.

According to Upscale magazine, Sheneska Jackson, the highly acclaimed author of best-seller L'il Mama's Rules, reveals the priceless, inextricable bond between motherhood and sisterhood, and shows why she's become a beloved chronicler of the heart of women. Her third novel, Blessings has received widespread praise. Heartbroken after a failed attempt to adopt a child, Pat finds a way to nurture others after all. Hooking up hair was the ultimate blessing and one of the easiest ways to make women feel better about themselves. Little does she know when she opens Blessings Hair Salon, how blessed she will be. To help her, she hires three women, each struggling with tough personal conflicts and all searching for happiness. Jackson focuses on such important issues as female bonding, infertility, adoption, abortion, and the highs and lows of motherhood. Narrator Robin Miles voices the emotional journey, delving into the personal lives of four women discovering their mutual blessings.


The middleman : a novel / Olen Steinhauer.

The middleman : a novel / Olen Steinhauer.
This stunning standalone audiobook, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Tourist, follows the people on all sides of a domestic terrorist group, from the group's converts to the FBI agents investigating them.New York Times bestselling author Olen Steinhauer's sweeping espionage audiobook traces the rise and fall of a domestic left-wing terrorist group. Told from the individual perspectives of an FBI agent, an undercover agent within the group, a convert to the terrorist organization, and a writer on the edges of the whole affair, The Middleman is another tightly wound thriller, and an intimate exploration of the people behind the politics, from a master of suspense.


Arabella and the Battle of Venus / David D. Levine.

The thrilling adventures of Arabella Ashby continue in Arabella and the Battle of Venus, the second book in Hugo-winning author David D. Levine's swashbuckling sci-fi, alternate history series! Arabella's wedding plans to marry Captain Singh of the Honorable Mars Trading Company are interrupted when her fiancE is captured by the French and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp on swampy Venus. Now, Arabella must find passage to an enemy-controlled planet in the middle of a war, bribe or fight her way past vicious guards, and rescue her Captain. To do this she must enlist the help of the dashing privateer, Daniel Fox of the Touchstone and build her own clockwork navigational automaton in order to get to Venus before the dread French general, Joseph FouchE, the Executioner of Lyon. Once on Venus, Arabella, Singh, and Fox soon discover that Napoleon has designed a secret weapon, one that could subjugate the entire galaxy if they can't discover a way to stop FouchE, and the entire French army, from completing their emperor's mandate.


Sinless / Sarah Tarkoff.

Sinless /  Sarah Tarkoff.
With shades of Scott Westerfeld's Uglies and Ally Condie's Matched, this dark, cinematic dystopian novel--the first in the thrilling Eye of the Beholder series--is set in a near future society in which right and wrong are manifested by beauty and ugliness. In Grace Luther's world, morality is physically enforced. Those who are good are blessed with beauty, while those who are not suffer horrifying consequences--disfigurement, or even death. When the cleric's daughter stumbles onto information that proves her world is more complicated than it seems, she finds herself at the center of an epic battle where good and evil are not so easily distinguished. Despite all her efforts to live a normal teenage life, Grace is faced with a series of decisions that will risk the lives of everyone she loves. With each minute, Sarah Tarkoff masterfully tightens the screws in this electrifying debut novel that plunges us into a nightmarish and all too plausible future. Full of high-drama and pulsating tension, Sinless explores essential questions teenagers wrestle with every day: What is beauty? What is faith? Where does friendship end and love begin? Do we take our world at face value and accept all that we have been taught--or do we question the mores of the society into which we are born?Chilling and thought-provoking, Sinless is essential listening for fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Maze Runner, The Giver, and Delirium.


The autobiography of my mother / Jamaica Kincaid.

From the recipient of the 2010 Clifton Fadiman Medal comes an unforgettable novel of one woman's courageous coming of age. Powerful, disturbing, and stirring, Jamaica Kincaid's novel is the deeply charged story of a woman's life on the island of Dominica. Xuela Claudette Richardson, the daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father, loses her mother to death the moment she is born and must find her way on her own.Jamaica Kincaid takes us from Xuela's childhood in a home where she can hear the song of the sea to the tin-roofed room where she lives as a schoolgirl in the house of Jack La Batte, who becomes her first lover. Xuela develops a passion for the stevedore Roland, who steals bolts of Irish linen for her from the ships he unloads, but she eventually marries an English doctor, Philip Bailey. Xuela's intensely physical world is redolent of overripe fruit, gentian violet, sulfur, and rain on the road. It seethes with her sorrow, her deep sympathy for those who share her history, her fear of her father, and her desperate loneliness. But underlying all is the black room of the world that is Xuela's barrenness and life without a mother.The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of character, an account of one woman's inexorable evolution, evoked in startling and magical poetry.


The very worst missionary : a memoir or whatever / Jamie Wright.

After finding Jesus at a suburban megachurch, young Jamie Wright trades in the easy life on the cul-de-sac for the green fields of Costa Rica. There, along with her husband, kids, and the family cat, she intends to serve God and make converts. But she soon loses faith and falls into a funk of cynicism and despair. Fortunately, Knives the cat is there, looking on with just enough disinterest to make her laugh ... and dare her to try another way. That other way turns out to be telling the truth. She launches a renegade blog, Jamie the Very Worst Missionary, which against all odds soon wins a large and passionate following around the world. Slowly, she begins to see that being a bad missionary--awkward, doubtful, skeptical--can mean that you're just the kind of person someone else might be willing to hear ... and that loving others is just as much about changing yourself as it is about converting them.


Feel free : essays / Zadie Smith.

Feel free : essays / Zadie Smith.
From Zadie Smith, one of the most beloved authors of her generation, a new collection of essays Since she burst spectacularly into view with her debut novel almost two decades ago, Zadie Smith has established herself not just as one of the world's preeminent fiction writers, but also a brilliant and singular essayist. She contributes regularly to The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books on a range of subjects, and each piece of hers is a literary event in its own right. Arranged into four sections-In the World, In the Audience, On the Bookshelf, and Feel Free-this new collection poses questions we immediately recognize. What is The Social Network-and Facebook itself-really about' It's a cruel portrait of us: 500 million sentient people entrapped in the recent careless thoughts of a Harvard sophomore. Why do we love libraries' Well-run libraries are filled with people because what a good library offers cannot be easily found elsewhere: an indoor public space in which you do not have to buy anything in order to stay. What will we tell our granddaughters about our collective failure to address global warming' So I might say to her, look: the thing you have to appreciate is that we'd just been through a century of relativism and deconstruction, in which we were informed that most of our fondest-held principles were either uncertain or simple wishful thinking, and in many areas of our lives we had already been asked to accept that nothing is essential and everything changes-and this had taken the fight out of us somewhat. Gathering in one place for the first time previously unpublished work, as well as already classic essays, such as, Joy, and, Find Your Beach, Feel Free offers a survey of important recent events in culture and politics, as well as Smith's own life. Equally at home in the world of good books and bad politics, Brooklyn-born rappers and the work of Swiss novelists, she is by turns wry, heartfelt, indignant, and incisive-and never any less than perfect company. This is literary journalism at its zenith.


The courage to be disliked : how to free yourself, change your life, and achieve real happiness / Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga.

The courage to be disliked : how to free yourself, change your life, and achieve real happiness / Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga.
The Courage to Be Disliked, already an enormous bestseller in Asia with more than 3.5 million copies sold, demonstrates how to unlock the power within yourself to be the person you truly want to be. Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of twentieth century psychology, The Courage to Be Disliked follows an illuminating conversation between a philosopher and a young man. The philosopher explains to his pupil how each of us is able to determine our own life, free from the shackles of past experiences, doubts, and the expectations of others. It's a way of thinking that is deeply liberating, allowing us to develop the courage to change, and to ignore the limitations that we and other people have placed on us. The result is a book that is both highly accessible and profound in its importance. Millions have already read and benefitted from its wisdom. This truly life-changing book will help you declutter your mind of harmful thoughts and attitudes, helping you to make a lasting change, achieve real happiness, and find success.


The case of the weird blue chicken / Doreen Cronin.

The case of the weird blue chicken /  Doreen Cronin.
The Chicken Squad is back for their second (mis)adventure, and this time they're solving the mystery of a kidnapped...HOUSE? A hilarious chapter book from the bestselling author of Click, Clack, Moo and The Trouble with Chickens.Dirt, Sugar, Sweetie, and Poppy are the four members of The Chicken Squad, and business is booming. A weird blue bird has just flown into Chicken Squad headquarters squawking on about a house-napper (yes, house-napper), and it is once again up to the squad to uncover who is up to no good. But there is something NUTS about this story that the squad can't quite put their feather on...and oh, brother, is it key to solving the case!


The hideaway / Lauren K. Denton.

A story both powerful and enchanting: a don't-miss novel in the greatest southern traditions of storytelling.--Patti Callahan Henry,


If Beale Street could talk : a novel / James Baldwin.

In this honest and stunning novel, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin's story mixes the sweet and the sad.Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and is imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions-affection, despair, and hope.In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.


The Science Fiction Hall of Fame. the greatest science fiction novellas of all time chosen by the members of the Science Fiction Writers of America / edited by Ben Bova.

Eleven essential classics in one volumeThis volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964, containing eleven great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field.Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.This volume contains the following:Introduction by Ben BovaCall Me Joe by Poul AndersonWho Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr., (as Don A. Stuart)Nerves by Lester del ReyUniverse by Robert A. HeinleinThe Marching Morons by C. M. KornbluthVintage Season by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore (as Lawrence O'Donnell)And Then There Were None by Eric Frank RussellThe Ballad of Lost C'Mell by Cordwainer SmithBaby Is Three by Theodore SturgeonThe Time Machine by H. G. WellsWith Folded Hands by Jack Williamson


The last thing I told you : a novel / Emily Arsenault.

The last thing I told you : a novel / Emily Arsenault.
From the acclaimed author of The Evening Spider and The Broken Teaglass comes this psychological thriller about the murder of a psychologist in a quiet New England town and his former patient whose unreliable thread will keep readers guessing until the shocking end.I hear myself whispering. Not again. Not again. Why did I ever come back here? Surely because of you. Because I thought of something I'd always meant to tell you. Because you were the only one I ever really wanted to tell it to...Therapist Dr. Mark Fabian is dead--bludgeoned in his office. But that doesn't stop former patient Nadine Raines from talking to him--in her head. Why did she come back to her hometown after so many years away? Everyone here thinks she's crazy. And she has to admit--they might have good reason to think so. She committed a shockingly violent act when she was sixteen, and has never really been able to explain that dark impulse--even to Fabian. Now that Fabian's dead, why is she still trying?Meanwhile, as Detective Henry Peacher investigates Fabian's death, he discovers that shortly before he died, Fabian pulled the files of two former patients. One was of Nadine Raines, one of Henry's former high school classmates. Henry still remembers the disturbing attack on a teacher that marked Nadine as a deeply troubled teen. More shockingly, the other file was of Johnny Streeter, who is now serving a life sentence for a mass shooting five years ago. The shooting devastated the town and everyone--including Henry, who is uncomfortable with the hero status the tragedy afforded him--is ready to move on. But the appearance of his file brings up new questions. Maybe there is a decades-old connection between Nadine and Streeter. And maybe that somehow explains what Nadine is doing in Fabian's office nearly twenty years after being his patient. Or how Fabian ended up dead two days after her return. Or why Nadine has fled town once again.But as Nadine and Henry head toward a confrontation, both will discover that the secrets of people's hearts are rarely simple, and--even in the hidden depths of a psychologist's files--rarely as they appear.


City of ghosts / Victoria Schwab.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Schwab comes a sweeping, spooky, evocative adventure, perfect for fans of Stranger Things and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Ever since Cass almost drowned (okay, she did drown, but she doesn't like to think about it), she can pull back the Veil that separates the living from the dead... and enter the world of spirits. Her best friend is even a ghost. So things are already pretty strange. But they're about to get much stranger. When Cass's parents start hosting a TV show about the world's most haunted places, the family heads off to Edinburgh, Scotland. Here, graveyards, castles, and secret passageways teem with restless phantoms. And when Cass meets a girl who shares her gift, she realizes how much she still has to learn about the Veil--and herself. And she'll have to learn fast. The city of ghosts is more dangerous than she ever imagined. New York Times bestselling author Victoria Schwab delivers a thrillingly spooky and action-packed tale of hauntings, history, mystery, and the bond between friends (even if that friend is a ghost...).


Starless / Jacqueline Carey.

Starless /  Jacqueline Carey.
Jacqueline Carey is back with an amazing adventure not seen since her New York Times bestselling Kushiel's Legacy series. Lush and sensual, Starless introduces listeners to an epic world where exiled gods live among us, and a hero whose journey will resonate long after the last track ends.Let your mind be like the eye of the hawk...Destined from birth to serve as protector of the princess Zariya, Khai is trained in the arts of killing and stealth by a warrior sect in the deep desert; yet there is one profound truth that has been withheld from him.In the court of the Sun-Blessed, Khai must learn to navigate deadly intrigue and his own conflicted identity...but in the far reaches of the western seas, the dark god Miasmus is rising, intent on nothing less than wholesale destruction.If Khai is to keep his soul's twin Zariya alive, their only hope lies with an unlikely crew of prophecy-seekers on a journey that will take them farther beneath the starless skies than anyone can imagine.


Star of the North : a novel / D.B. John.

Star of the North : a novel / D.B. John.
A propulsive and ambitious thriller about a woman trying to rescue her twin sister from captivity in North Korea, and the North Korean citizens with whom she forms an unlikely allianceStar of the North opens in 1988, when a Korean American teenager is kidnapped from a South Korean beach by North Korean operatives. Twenty-two years later, her brilliant twin sister, Jenna, is still searching for her, and ends up on the radar of the CIA. When evidence that her sister may still be alive in North Korea comes to light, Jenna will do anything possible to rescue her--including undertaking a daring mission into the heart of the regime. Her story is masterfully braided together with two other narrative threads. In one, a North Korean peasant woman finds a forbidden international aid balloon and uses the valuables inside to launch a dangerously lucrative black-market business. In the other, a high-ranking North Korean official discovers, to his horror, that he may be descended from a traitor, a fact that could mean his death if it is revealed. As the novel progresses, these narrative strands converge and connect in surprising ways, ultimately building to an explosive and unforgettable climax.


Words are my matter : writings about life and books, 2000-2016, with a journal of a writer's week / Ursula K. Le Guin.

Words Are My Matter is a collection of talks, essays, introductions to beloved books, and book reviews by Ursula K. Le Guin, one of our foremost public literary intellectuals.


Harbor me / Jacqueline Woodson.

Harbor me /  Jacqueline Woodson.
Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's LiteratureJacqueline Woodson's first middle-grade novel since National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming celebrates the healing that can occur when a group of students share their stories.It all starts when six kids have to meet for a weekly chat--by themselves, with no adults to listen in. There, in the room they soon dub the ARTT Room (short for A Room to Talk), they discover it's safe to talk about what's bothering them--everything from Esteban's father's deportation and Haley's father's incarceration to Amari's fears of racial profiling and Ashton's adjustment to his changing family fortunes. When the six are together, they can express the feelings and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world. And together, they can grow braver and more ready for the rest of their lives.


Arabella the traitor of Mars / David D. Levine.

Arabella the traitor of Mars /  David D. Levine.
From David D. Levine comes Arabella the Traitor of Mars, the newest audiobook in the Adventures of Arabella Ashby seriesTaking up almost immediately after the great Battle of Venus, Arabella has finally returned home to Mars to settle in to life with her husband, the mysterious Captain Singh. The Regent of the United Kingdom sets his eyes on solidifying his rule in the colonies and dispatches a fleet to better cement his control over Mars. Now Arabella and Singh must decide where their ultimate loyalties lie, with the Empire or with their home.


The case for miracles : a journalist investigates evidence for the supernatural / Lee Strobel.

The case for miracles : a journalist investigates evidence for the supernatural / Lee Strobel.
New York Times bestselling author Lee Strobel trains his investigative sights on the hot-button issue of whether it's credible to believe God intervenes supernaturally in people's lives today.This provocative book starts with an unlikely interview in which America's foremost skeptic builds a seemingly persuasive case against the miraculous. But then Strobel travels the country to quiz scholars to see whether they can offer solid answers to atheist objections. Along the way, he encounters astounding accounts of healings and other phenomena that simply cannot be explained away by naturalistic causes. The book features the results of exclusive new scientific polling that shows miracle accounts are much more common than people think.What's more, Strobel delves into the most controversial question of all: what about miracles that don't happen? If God can intervene in the world, why doesn't he do it more often to relieve suffering? Many American Christians are embarrassed by the supernatural, not wanting to look odd or extreme to their neighbors. Yet, The Case for Miracles shows not only that the miraculous is possible, but that God still does intervene in our world in awe-inspiring ways. Here's a unique book that examines all sides of this issue and comes away with a passionate defense for God's divine action in lives today.


Her body and other parties : stories / Carmen Maria Machado.

Her body and other parties : stories / Carmen Maria Machado.
In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women's lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. A wife refuses her husband's entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store's prom dresses. One woman's surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted houseguest. And in the bravura novella Especially Heinous, Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we navely assumed had shown it all, generating a phanta.


84K / Claire North.

84K /  Claire North.
From one of the most powerful writers in modern fiction comes a dystopian vision of a world where money reigns supreme, and nothing is so precious that it can't be bought.... The penalty for Dani Cumali's murder: 84,000. Theo works in the Criminal Audit Office. He assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full. These days, there's no need to go to prison - provided that you can afford to pay the penalty for the crime you've committed. If you're rich enough, you can get away with murder. But Dani's murder is different. When Theo finds her lifeless body, and a hired killer standing over her and calmly calling the police to confess, he can't let her death become just an entry on a balance sheet. Someone is responsible. And Theo is going to find them and make them pay. Perfect for fans of speculative fiction such as The Handmaid's Tale and Never Let Me Go, Claire North's moving and unnerving new novel will resonate with readers around the world.Previous books by Claire North:The First Fifteen Lives of Harry AugustTouchThe Sudden Appearance of HopeThe End of the DayBy the same author, writing as Kate Griffin:A Madness of AngelsThe Midnight MayorThe Neon CourtThe Minority CouncilThe Glass GodStray Souls


If tomorrow comes / Nancy Kress.

Ten years after the aliens left Earth, humanity has succeeded in building a ship, Friendship, in which to follow them home to Kindred. Aboard are a crew of scientists, diplomats, and a squad of Rangers to protect them. But when the Friendship arrives, they find nothing they expected: no interplanetary culture, no industrial base, and no cure for the spore disease.A timeslip in the apparently instantaneous travel between worlds has occurred, and far more than ten years have passed.Once again scientists find themselves in a race against time to save humanity and their kind from a deadly virus while a clock of a different sort runs down on a military solution no less deadly to all. Amid devastation and plague come stories of heroism and sacrifice and of genetic destiny and free choice, with its implicit promise of conscious change.


The queen of all crows / Rod Duncan.

The queen of all crows /  Rod Duncan.
Only one woman can stop the world from descending into endless war, in the thrilling new series in the world of the Gas-Lit EmpireThe year is 2012. The nations of the world are bound together in an alliance of collective security, overseen by the International Patent Office, and its ruthless stranglehold on technology.When airships start disappearing in the middle of the Atlantic, the Patent Office is desperate to discover what has happened. Forbidden to operate beyond the territorial waters of member nations, they send spies to investigate in secret.One of those spies is Elizabeth Barnabus. She must overcome her dislike of the controlling Patent Office, disguise herself as a man, and take to the sea in search of the floating nation of pirates who threaten the world order.


Multiverse : exploring Poul Anderson's worlds / edited by Greg Bear & Gardner Dozois.

Multiverse : exploring Poul Anderson's worlds / edited by Greg Bear & Gardner Dozois.
Poul Anderson was one of the seminal figures of twentieth-century science fiction. Named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1997, he produced an enormous body of standalone novels and series fiction and was equally at home in the fields of heroic fantasy and hard SF. He was a meticulous craftsman and a gifted storyteller, and the impact of his finest work continues, undiminished, to this day.Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds is a rousing, all-original anthology that stands both as a significant achievement in its own right and as a heartfelt tribute to a remarkable writer'and equally remarkable man. A nicely balanced mixture of fiction and reminiscence, Multiverse contains more than a dozen stories and novellas by some of today's finest writers, along with moving reflections by, among others, Anderson's wife, Karen; his daughter, Astrid Anderson Bear; and his son-in-law, novelist and coeditor Greg Bear. Bear's introduction, 'My Friend Poul,' is particularly illuminating and insightful.The fictional contributions comprise a kaleidoscopic array of imaginative responses to Anderson's many and varied fictional worlds. A few of the highlights include Nancy Kress' 'Outmoded Things' and Terry Brooks' 'The Fey of Cloudmoor,' stories inspired by the Hugo Award'winning 'The Queen of Air and Darkness'; a pair of truly wonderful Time Patrol stories, 'A Slip in Time' by S. M. Stirling and 'Christmas in Gondwanaland' by Robert Silverberg; Raymond E. Feist's Dominic Flandry adventure, 'A Candle'; and a pair of very different homages to the classic fantasy novel, Three Hearts and Three Lions: 'The Man Who Came Late' by Harry Turtledove and 'Three Lilies and Three Leopards (And a Participation Ribbon in Science)' by Tad Williams. These stories, together with singular contributions by such significant figures as Larry Niven, Gregory Benford, and Eric Flint, add up to a memorable, highly personal anthology that lives up to the standards set by the late'and indisputably great'Poul Anderson.


The corporation wars : insurgence / Ken MacLeod.

The corporation wars : insurgence / Ken MacLeod.
Ken MacLeod continues the Corporation Wars trilogy in this action-packed science fiction adventure told against a backdrop of interstellar drone warfare, virtual reality, and an A.I. revolution.And the ultimate pay-off is DH-17, an Earth-like planet hundreds of light years from human habitation.Ruthless corporations vie over the prize remotely, and war is in full swing. But soldiers recruited to fight in the extremities of deep space come with their own problems: from A.I. minds in full rebellion, to Carlos 'the Terrorist' and his team of dead mercenaries, reincarnated from a bloodier period in earth's history for one purpose only--to kill.But as old rivalries emerge and new ones form, Carlos must decide whether he's willing for fight for the company or die for himself.


I'd rather be reading : the delights and dilemmas of the reading life / Anne Bogel.

I'd rather be reading : the delights and dilemmas of the reading life / Anne Bogel.
For so many people, reading isn't just a hobby or a way to pass the time--it's a lifestyle. Our books shape us, define us, enchant us, and even sometimes infuriate us. Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can't imagine life without them. I'd Rather Be Reading is the perfect literary companion for everyone who feels that way. In this collection of charming and relatable reflections on the reading life, beloved blogger and author Anne Bogel leads readers to remember the book that first hooked them, the place where they first fell in love with reading, and all of the moments afterward that helped make them the reader they are today. Known as a reading tastemaker through her popular podcast What Should I Read Next?, Bogel invites book lovers into a community of like-minded people to discover new ways to approach literature, learn fascinating new things about books and publishing, and reflect on the role reading plays in their lives. The perfect gift for the bibliophile in everyone's life, I'd Rather Be Reading will command an honored place on the overstuffed bookshelves of any book lover.


Small fry / Lisa Brennan-Jobs.

A frank, smart, and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve JobsBorn on a farm and named in a field by her parents-artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs-Lisa Brennan-Jobs' childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa's father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools. His attention was thrilling, but he could also be cold, critical, and unpredictable. When her relationship with her mother grew strained in high school, Lisa decided to move in with her father, hoping he'd become the parent she'd always wanted him to be.Small Fry is Lisa Brennan-Jobs' poignant story of a childhood spent between two imperfect but extraordinary homes. Scrappy, wise, and funny, young Lisa is an unforgettable guide through her parents' fascinating and disparate worlds. Part portrait of a complex family, part love letter to California in the seventies and eighties, Small Fry is an enthralling book by an insightful new literary voice.


21 lessons for the 21st century / Yuval Noah Harari.

In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today's most pressing issues. How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today's most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. In twenty-one accessible chapters that are both provocative and profound, Harari builds on the ideas explored in his previous books, untangling political, technological, social, and existential issues and offering advice on how to prepare for a very different future from the world we now live in: How can we retain freedom of choice when Big Data is watching us? What will the future workforce look like, and how should we ready ourselves for it? How should we deal with the threat of terrorism? Why is liberal democracy in crisis? Harari's unique ability to make sense of where we have come from and where we are going has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. Here he invites us to consider values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty. When we are deluged with irrelevant information, clarity is power. Presenting complex contemporary challenges clearly and accessibly, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is essential reading.


The girl in the locked room : a ghost story / Mary Downing Hahn.

Jules's family moves into an old abandoned house. Her parents love it, but she's frightened and feels a sense of foreboding. When she sees a pale face in an upstairs window, she can't stop wondering about the eerie presence on the top floor--in a room with a locked door. Could it be someone who lived in the house a century earlier? Her fear replaced by fascination, Jules becomes determined to make contact with the mysterious figure and to unlock the door. Past and present intersect as she and her ghostly friend discover--and change--the fate of the family who lived in the house all those many years ago.


We rise, we resist, we raise our voices / edited by Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson.

The foremost diverse children's authors--including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander--share answers to the question, In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children? in this powerful collection, published in partnership with Just Us Books.Featuring poems, letters, personal essays, songs, and other works from such industry leaders as Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming), Jason Reynolds (All American Boys), Kwame Alexander (The Crossover), Andrea Pippins (I Love My Hair), Sharon Draper (Out of My Mind), Rita Williams-Garcia (One Crazy Summer), Ellen Oh (cofounder of We Need Diverse Books), and more, this anthology empowers the nation's youth to listen, learn, and build a better tomorrow.Audiobook Table of Contents:Foreword by Ashley Bryan, read by Dominic Hoffman Introduction by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson, read by the authors What Shall We Tell You? by Wade Hudson, read by the author The Golden Rule by Carole Boston Weatherford, read by Soneela Nankani A Thousand Winters by Kwame Alexander, read by Guy Lockard We, the People by Rita Williams-Garcia, read by January LaVoy Prayers of the Grandmothers by Sharon M. Draper, read by Adenrele Ojo You Are Here. by Denise Lewis Patrick, read by N'Jameh Camara Words Have Power by Ellen Oh, read by Jennifer Lim Kindness Is a Choice by Jacqueline Woodson, read by Adenrele Ojo To Find a Friend by Joseph Bruchac, read by Darrell Dennis Get on Board, introduction read by Cheryl Willis Hudson, song performed by Paul Robeson (courtesy of Concord Music Group) You Can Change the World by Bernette G. Ford, read by Bahni Turpin Next by Lesa Cline-Randsome, read by January LaVoy Drumbeat for Change by Kelly Starling Lyons, read by Bahni Turpin The Art of Mindfulness by Evelyn Coleman, read by N'Jameh Camara One Day Papí Drove Me to School by Tony Medina, read by Kyla Garcia It Helps to Look at Old Front Page Headlines by Marilyn Nelson, read by Jennifer Lim All Nations Are Neighbors and I Wonder by Margarita Engle, read by Kyla Garcia When I Think of You by Sharon G. Flake, read by Bahni Turpin a day of small things by Tonya Bolden, read by Adenrele Ojo Dark-Brown Skin Is Beautiful by Eleanora E. Tate, read by Bahni Turpin here is a poem of love and hope: by Arnold Adoff, read by Dominic Hoffman We've Got You by Pat Cummings, read by January LaVoy How to Pass the Test by Hena Khan, read by Soneela Nankani Where Are the Good People? by Tameka Fryer Brown, read by January LaVoy You Can Do It by Jabari Asim, read by Sullivan Jones Tell It in Your Own Way by Roy Boney Jr., read by Darrell Dennis What Songs Will Our Children Sing? music and lyrics by Curtis Hudson You Too Can Fly by Zetta Elliott, read by Bahni Turpin Advice . . . (I'm Old-School Like That) by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, read by N'Jameh Camara A Talkin'-To by Jason Reynolds, read by Guy Lockard


Squeezed : why our families can't afford America / Alissa Quart.

Squeezed : why our families can't afford America / Alissa Quart.
Brilliant--a keen, elegantly written, and scorching account of the American family today. Through vivid stories, sharp analysis and wit, Quart anatomizes the middle class's fall while also offering solutions and hope.--Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and DimedFamilies today are squeezed on every side--from high childcare costs and harsh employment policies to workplaces without paid family leave or even dependable and regular working hours. Many realize that attaining the standard of living their parents managed has become impossible.Alissa Quart, executive editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, examines the lives of many middle-class Americans who can now barely afford to raise children. Through gripping firsthand storytelling, Quart shows how our country has failed its families. Her subjects--from professors to lawyers to caregivers to nurses--have been wrung out by a system that doesn't support them, and enriches only a tiny elite.Interlacing her own experience with close-up reporting on families that are just getting by, Quart reveals parenthood itself to be financially overwhelming, except for the wealthiest. She offers real solutions to these problems, including outlining necessary policy shifts, as well as detailing the DIY tactics some families are already putting into motion, and argues for the cultural reevaluation of parenthood and caregiving. Written in the spirit of Barbara Ehrenreich and Jennifer Senior, Squeezed is an eye-opening audiobook. Powerfully argued, deeply reported, and ultimately hopeful, it casts a bright, clarifying light on families struggling to thrive in an economy that holds too few options. It will make listeners think differently about their lives and those of their neighbors.


Minority leader : how to lead from the outside and make real change / Stacey Abrams.

Minority leader : how to lead from the outside and make real change / Stacey Abrams.
Minority Leader is a necessary audiobook guide to harnessing the strengths of being an outsider by Stacey Abrams, one of the most prominent black female politicians in the U.S.Networking, persistence, and hard work are the crucial ingredients to advancing a career, but for people like Stacey Abrams, and many in the New American Majority, it takes more than that to get ahead. Stacey, who grew up in a working poor family in Gulfport, Mississippi, rose from humble roots to Yale Law School, and through a career in C-suite businesses, to become the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly and the first African American to lead in the House of Representatives. In Minority Leader, Stacey combines aspects of memoir with real-world advice for women and people of color, offering hard-won insights for navigating worlds that, until now, were largely the territory of white men alone. Stacey encourages listeners both to leverage otherness to their advantage and to recognize their own underlying feelings of unworthiness and legitimate fears. Sure, networking helps, but so do well-chosen mentors, thoughtful self-advocacy, and, above all, pinpointing one's genuine passions. Stacey applies her lessons to the recent graduate taking her big idea to the startup level, the Latino city councilman eyeing the mayor's office, and the young assistant navigating her way to a higher position. There is precious little such wisdom out there. Stacey is determined to change that. A powerful and unmissable audiobook for every conscientious American.


The Wavedancer Benefit : a tribute to Frank Muller.

The Wavedancer Benefit : a tribute to Frank Muller.
On February 2, 2002, Stephen King, Pat Conroy, John Grisham and Peter Straub gathered at New York's Town Hall for a very special evening. These four bestselling authors stepped up to the microphone to raise money for one of the most recognizable voices in audiobooks, Frank Muller, an actor who sustained terrible injuries from a motorcycle accident. Muller, who has recorded hundreds of novels, including many by these authors, may never work again.


Mirage : A Novel / Somaiya Daud.

Mirage is full of characters who feel like they existed long before the story began, and a rich world that is as beautiful as it is cruel. Somaiya Daud is a rare talent. A smart, romantic, exciting debut.--Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent and Carve the MarkA stunning epic fantasy audiobook inspired by the author's Moroccan heritage about a poor girl who must become the body double of a princess of a ruthless empire hailed as a rich, dazzling, powerful debut by Tahereh Mafi, the New York Times author of the Shatter Me seriesIn a world dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond her isolated home.But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double, someone to appear in public as Maram, ready to die in her place.As Amani is forced into her new role, she can't help but enjoy the palace's beauty--and her time with the princess' fiancé, Idris. But the glitter of the royal court belies a world of violence and fear. If Amani ever wishes to see her family again, she must play the princess to perfection...because one wrong move could lead to her death.More praise for Mirage:Daud is a masterful storyteller. Mirage gives readers an exquisitely wrought world with deft characters, death-defying stakes, and an aching romance. Bound to linger in your dreams.--Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched QueenMIRAGE reads as an impossible trick of the light, a feather that carves words into stone, a banquet of longing and loss. Every page comes roaring to life in a way that overwhelms and transforms you. This isn't a debut novel so much as an heirloom, and the work of a master storyteller.--Margaret Stohl, #1 New York Times bestselling author Beautiful Creatures & Black Widow: Forever RedWith its breathtaking worldbuilding and characters who grabbed me from the first page, Mirage is by turns thrilling and ruminative, sexy and heartbreaking. Somaiya Daud has written a moving and unforgettable debut.--Sabaa Tahir, New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes


Been so long : my life and music / Jorma Kaukonen ; [foreword by Grace Slick ; afterword by Jack Casady].

Been so long : my life and music / Jorma Kaukonen ; [foreword by Grace Slick ; afterword by Jack Casady].
*This program includes a foreword written and read by Grace Slick, and an afterword written and read by Jack Casady* From the man who made a name for himself as a founding member and lead guitarist of Jefferson Airplane comes a memoir that offers a rare glimpse into the heart and soul of a musical genius--and a vivid journey through the psychedelic era in America.Music is the reward for being alive, writes Jorma Kaukonen in this candid and emotional account of his life and work. It stirs memory in a singular way that is unmatched. In a career that has already spanned a half century--one that has earned him induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, among other honors--Jorma is best known for his legendary bands Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. But before he won worldwide recognition he was just a young man with a passion and a dream.Been So Long is the story of how Jorma found his place in the world of music and beyond. The grandson of Finnish and Russian-Jewish immigrants whose formative years were spent abroad with his American-born diplomat father, Jorma channeled his life experiences--from his coming-of-age in Pakistan and the Philippines to his early gigs with Jack Casady in D.C. to his jam sessions in San Francisco with Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, and other contemporaries--into his art in unique and revelatory ways. Been So Long charts not only Jorma's association with the bands that made him famous but goes into never-before-told details about his addiction and recovery, his troubled first marriage and still-thriving second, and more. Interspersed with diary entries, personal correspondence, and song lyrics, this memoir is as unforgettable and inspiring as Jorma's music itself. This program includes live bonus music.


Elizabeth Warren : Her Fight. Her Work. Her Life. / Antonia Felix.

Nevertheless, she persisted. These three words became an inspiring battle cry across the United States in 2017, but the woman to whom they refer has been fighting passionately all of her life. Raised in a tough working-class home in Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren went on to become a revered scholar, a law professor, a U.S. Senator, and an unlikely political star. Following Warren's early life and rise in Washington politics, New York Times bestseller Antonia Felix provides meticulous research and interviews to create a fascinating and respectful biography of one of America's most inspirational politicians.


Fractured : A Novel / Karin Slaughter.

Fractured : A Novel / Karin Slaughter.
Breathless tension! raved the San Francisco Chronicle. One of [the year's] most remarkable achievements, crowed the Philadelphia Inquirer. Karin Slaughter dazzled readers and critics alike with Triptych, her New York Times bestselling suspense novel set in metropolitan Atlanta. Now the #1 internationally bestselling author returns to the damaged landscape she knows so well in a bold new novel--at once a powder keg of suspense, a gritty portrait of a cop's life, and a searing exploration of a shocking crime and its aftermath...With its gracious homes and tree-lined streets, Ansley Park is one of Atlanta's most desirable neighborhoods. But in one gleaming mansion, in a teenager's lavish bedroom, a girl has been savagely murdered. And in the hallway, her horrified mother stands amid shattered glass, having killed her daughter's attacker with her bare hands.Detective Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is here only to do a political favor; the murder site belongs to the Atlanta police. But Trent soon sees something that the cops are missing, something in the trail of blood, in a matrix of forensic evidence, and in the eyes of the shell-shocked mother. Within minutes, Trent is taking over the case--and adding another one to it. He is sure that another teenage girl is missing, and that a killer is on the loose.Armed with only fleeting clues, teamed with a female cop who has her own personal reasons for hating him, Trent has enemies all around him--and a gnawing feeling that this case, which started in the best of homes, is cutting quick and deep through the ruins of perfect lives broken wide-open: where human demons emerge with a vengeance.


Beyond Birds and Bees : Bringing Home a New Message to Our Kids About Sex, Love, and Equality / Bonnie J. Rough.

Beyond Birds and Bees : Bringing Home a New Message to Our Kids About Sex, Love, and Equality / Bonnie J. Rough.
A provocative inquiry into how we teach our children about bodies, sex, relationships and equality--with revelatory, practical takeaways from the author's research and eye-opening observations from the world-famous Dutch approach Award-winning author Bonnie J. Rough never expected to write a book about sex, but life handed her a revelation too vital to ignore. As an American parent grappling with concerns about raising children in a society steeped in stereotypes and sexual shame, she couldn't quite picture how to teach the facts of life with a fearless, easygoing, positive attitude. Then a job change relocated her family to Amsterdam, where she soon witnessed the relaxed and egalitarian sexual attitudes of the Dutch. There, she discovered, children learn from babyhood that bodies are normal, the world's best sex ed begins in kindergarten, cooties are a foreign concept, puberty is no big surprise, and questions about sex are welcome at the dinner table. In Beyond Birds and Bees, Rough reveals how although normalizing human sexuality may sound risky, doing so actually prevents unintended consequences, leads to better health and success for our children, and lays the foundation for a future of gender equality. Exploring how the Dutch example translates to American life, Rough highlights a growing wave of ambitious American parents, educators, and influencers poised to transform sex ed-and our society-for the better, and shows how families everywhere can give a modern life to the birds and bees. Down to earth and up to the minute with our profound new cultural conversations about gender, sex, power, autonomy, diversity, and consent, Rough's careful research and engaging storytelling illuminate a forward path for a groundbreaking generation of Americans who want clear examples and actionable steps for how to support children's sexual development-and overall wellbeing-from birth onward at home, in schools, and across our evolving culture.


12 days of forever / Heidi McLaughlin.

Even though she's living her life-long dream and dancing on Broadway, the city is a lonely place for Yvie James. The holidays are both her favorite time of the year and the worst. A last minute decision puts Yvie in Beaumont to spend time with her family. Alexander Knight is new to Beaumont, but he's making the best of it. His dream of running a successful business is within his grasp, and Xander has a dedicated client base most trainers vie for. On the surface, Xander is happy, but he works long hours for nothing more than to avoid going home to an empty house. Thrown together for Christmas shopping, holiday gatherings with friends and family, and a special anniversary party, Yvie and Xander find themselves seeking solace in each other for an unforgettable, romantic winter.


Midnight unbound / Lara Adrian.

As a former Hunter bred to be a killing machine in the hell of a madman's lab, Breed vampire Scythe is a dangerous loner whose heart has been steeled by decades of torment and violence.


Protozoa : five early short stories / Lois McMaster Bujold.

A delightful collection of Lois McMaster Bujold's early stories and a comprehensive introduction by this New York Times bestselling authorProtozoa is a word from biology via the Greek meaning first animals. These short stories were indeed among the first life spontaneously generated in Lois McMaster Bujold's nascent writing career. Along with an introduction by the author, this collection features the short stories Barter, Garage Sale, The Hole Truth, Dreamweaver's Dilemma, and Aftermaths.


Odds against / Dick Francis.

Odds against /  Dick Francis.
It's amazing what bodily injury can do for a man. A fall from a racehorse left brilliant jockey Sid Halley dangerously depressed, with a wrecked hand and the need for a new career. It was a bullet wound that helped him find one. Although he'd been with a detective agency since his racing accident, it isn't until some two-bit hoodlum drills a slug into his side that he is sent out on a case of his own. That is where he meets Zanna Martin, a woman who just might make life worth living again. But it is an even-money bet that he will be killed before she has the chance.


The accidental dragon / Dakota Cassidy ; read by Meredith Mitchell.

The accidental dragon /  Dakota Cassidy ; read by Meredith Mitchell.
Firefighter McAllister Mick Malone knows he has a protective streak, especially when it comes to his deceased best friend's sister, Tessa. But after twenty-five years of verbal sparring, Mick can't help but notice that their recent arguments have started to feel a lot like foreplay. And while Tessa knows exactly what to say to get him going, Mick is thrown for a loop when he actually starts breathing fire. Antique-store owner Tessa Preston has loved Mick Malone since she was ten years old-not that she'd ever admit it. Fighting with Mick is the only thing keeping her from an embarrassing romantic confession. But when the sexy firefighter accidentally ingests some ancient dragon scales masquerading as powdered aspirin, Tessa finds herself handling something much hotter than long-simmering sexual tension.


Matt Jensen : the last mountain man : deadly trail / by William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone.

Following in the footsteps of his adoptive father Smoke, Matt Jensen has big boots to fill. Matt's never been one to shy away from a confrontation, and he's got a fire burning in his belly that's leading him straight toward a deadly showdown in the town of Braggadocio.


Tracking Trisha / S.E. Smith.

Tracking Trisha /  S.E. Smith.
Trisha Grove enjoyed her job as a pilot for Boswell International, but she realizes something is still missing from her life: her family. She is ready to call it quits and head back home to Wyoming where her father lives, but her last flight for Boswell ends with an unplanned trip out of this world. Trisha isn't sure at first what's real and what isn't; all she knows is she is determined to get back to her dad--no matter what it takes. Kelan Reykill is the fourth son in the royal line of Valdier. Commander of the V'ager, one of the largest Valdier warships, he prides himself on his strict self-discipline, his ability to remain in command in any situation, and his skill at handling any challenge. That is until he meets a stubborn human female from the primitive planet his older brother sought refuge on. Now all he can think about is how to get her into his bed and under his control while staying in one piece. But when Trisha is taken from him, Kelan must track her to the ends of the universe and beyond. He knows one thing: she is his true mate, and he will kill anyone who tries to harm her.


Christopher Robin : the novelization / Disney Press and Elizabeth Rudnick.

Christopher Robin : the novelization / Disney Press and Elizabeth Rudnick.
Once upon a time, there was a boy named Christopher Robin, who had many friends in the Hundred-Acre Wood. As time passed, the boy grew up, and he lost track of his friends. Then one day, a silly old bear with a love for honey decided to leave the wood and go looking for his friend Christopher Robin. From the streets of London to the grassy banks of the Hundred-Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin will journey to find each other and remember the magical elements of friendship and play. With Tigger, Piglet, Kanga, Roo, Owl, Rabbit, and of course, the ever-sullen Eeyore, the story of Christopher Robin's return to the Hundred-Acre Wood is an amazing adventure for listeners of all ages!


Almost impossible / Nicole Williams.

Almost impossible /  Nicole Williams.
Fans of Sarah Dessen, Stephanie Perkins, and Jenny Han will delight as the fireworks spark and the secrets fly in this delicious summer romance from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. When Jade decided to spend the summer with her aunt in California, she thought she knew what she was getting into. But nothing could have prepared her for Quentin. Jade hasn't been in suburbia long and even she knows her annoying (and annoyingly cute) next-door neighbor spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E. And when Quentin learns Jade plans to spend her first American summer hiding out reading books, he refuses to be ignored. Sneaking out, staying up, and even a midnight swim, Quentin is determined to give Jade days--and nights--worth remembering. But despite their storybook-perfect romance, every time Jade moves closer, Quentin pulls away. And when rumors of a jilted ex-girlfriend come to light, Jade knows Quentin is hiding a secret--and she's determined to find out what it is.


Too like the lightning / Ada Palmer.

Mycroft Canner is a convict. For his crimes he is required, as is the custom of the 25th century, to wander the world being as useful as he can to all he meets. Carlyle Foster is a sensayer-a spiritual counselor in a world that has outlawed the public practice of religion, but which also knows that the inner lives of humans cannot be wished away. The world into which Mycroft and Carlyle have been born is as strange to our 21st-century eyes as ours would be to a native of the 1500s. It is a hard-won utopia built on technologically-generated abundance, and also on complex and mandatory systems of labeling all public writing and speech. What seem to us normal gender distinctions are now distinctly taboo in most social situations. And most of the world's population is affiliated with globe-girdling clans of the like-minded, whose endless economic and cultural competition is carefully managed by central planners of inestimable subtlety. To us it seems like a mad combination of heaven and hell. To them, it seems like normal life. And in this world, Mycroft and Carlyle have stumbled on the wild card that may destabilize the system: the boy Bridger, who can effortlessly make his wishes come true. Who can, it would seem, bring inanimate objects to life.


The matchstick castle / Keir Graff.

The matchstick castle /  Keir Graff.
A wild and whimsical adventure story, perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's LibraryBrian can think of a few places he'd rather spend his summer than with his aunt and uncle in Boring, Illinois. Jail, for example. Or an earplug factory. Anything would be better than doing summer school on a computer while his scientist dad is stationed at the South Pole. Boring lives up to its name until Brian and his cousin Nora have a fight, get lost, and discover a huge, wooden house in the forest. With balconies, turrets, and windows seemingly stuck on at random, it looks ready to fall over in the next stiff breeze. To the madcap, eccentric family that lives inside, it's not just a home--it's a castle. Suddenly, summer gets a lot more exciting. With their new friends, Brian and Nora tangle with giant wasps, sharp-tusked wild boars, and a crazed bureaucrat intent on bringing the dangerously dilapidated old house down with a wrecking ball. This funny, fantastical story will resonate with any reader who's ever wished a little adventure would find them. From the Hardcover edition.


Home for the holidays / Heather Vogel Frederick.

Home for the holidays /  Heather Vogel Frederick.
Join the mother-daughter book club for a holiday season with all the trimmings! This year, the girls are everywhere but home for the holidays. From a tropical cruise to a ski trip to Switzerland, it promises to be a Christmas to remember. Becca, Megan, Emma, Cassidy, and Jess have plenty of reading material to bring on their trips too, because the book club is tackling the Betsy-Tacy series before their next meeting on New Year's Eve. But from unexpected blizzards to a sledding disaster, nothing goes as planned. Even the Secret Santa presents are turning into a huge disappointment. Worst of all, Becca's dad has lost his job, and Becca is determined not to let anyone find out--even if it puts her friends' goodwill to the ultimate test. The mother-daughter book club is in desperate need of some winter cheer! Luckily, there are plenty of holiday miracles in store.


Scream all night / Derek Milman.

Scream all night /  Derek Milman.
A darkly hilarious contemporary realistic young adult novel about growing up and finding your place in the world, perfect for fans of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Running With Scissors. DARIO HEYWARD KNOWS ONE THING: He's never going back to Moldavia Studios, the iconic castle that served as the set, studio, and home to the cast and crew of dozens of cult classic B-horror movies. It's been three years since Dario's even seen the place, after getting legally emancipated from his father, the infamous director of Moldavia's creature features.But then Dario's estranged brother invites him home to a mysterious, shocking ceremony involving his father and a tribute to his first film--The Curse of the Mummy's Tongue.Dario swears his homecoming will be a onetime visit. A way for him to get closure on his past--and reunite with Hayley, his first love and the costar of Zombie Children of the Harvest Sun, a Moldavia production fraught with real-life tragedy--and then say good-bye for good.But then the unthinkable happens--Dario gets sucked back into the twisted world of Moldavia and the horrors, both real and imagined, he's left there.With only months to rescue the sinking studio, and everyone who has built their lives there, Dario must confront the demons of his past--and the uncertainties of his future. But can he escape the place that's haunted him his whole life?


Paddington abroad / Michael Bond.

Paddington abroad /  Michael Bond.
The stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all around the world for over 50 years. After all, he explained, it is not every day we have a bear staying in St. Castille. The Browns are going on holiday to France, and Paddington is in charge of the eyetinnery. He has the whole trip planned down to the last marmalade sandwich, but somehow he takes the family far off the beaten path. With Paddington in charge, one should always plan on the unexpected.


Dragon bones / Lisa McMann.

Dragon bones /  Lisa McMann.
Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and ArtimE, their younger twin sisters journey beyond ArtimE in the second novel in the New York Times bestselling sequel series to The Unwanteds, which Kirkus Reviews called The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter. The ArtimEans have suffered some devastating blows. After years of peace, the recent daring adventure of twins Thisbe and Fifer Stowe have brought about dire consequences. Thisbe has been captured, Fifer is injured, and Sky is lost at sea. The twins' older brother Alex, head mage of ArtimE, is paralyzed with fear of losing anyone else he loves. Fifer must convince him to finally trust her to help in the battle ahead now that their true enemy has been revealed. Meanwhile Thisbe is trapped underground in the catacombs, where the ancient dragon rulers are buried. Along with fellow prisoners, Thisbe's job is to transport dragon bones from her crypt to the extracting room, where others extract the magical properties dormant in the bones. When it appears no one is coming back to rescue her, Thisbe must train in secret, trying to learn how to control her fiery magic and use it to escape. As her situation becomes more grave, she might even have to align herself with the ultimate evil. Unfortunately it's a risk she has to take.


Give me some truth / Eric Gansworth.

A powerful new book from Eric Gansworth, author of If I Ever Get Out of Here, that speaks the truth on race, relationships, and rock from two unforgettable perspectives.Carson Mastick is entering his senior year of high school and desperate to make his mark, on the reservation and off. A rock band--and winning the local Battle of the Bands, with its first prize of a trip to New York City--is his best shot. But things keep getting in the way. Small matters like the lack of an actual band, or the fact that his brother just got shot confronting the racist owner of a local restaurant.Maggi Bokoni has just moved back to the reservation from the city with her family. She's dying to stop making the same traditional artwork her family sells to tourists (conceptual stuff is cooler), stop feeling out of place in her new (old) home, and stop being treated like a child. She might like to fall in love for the first time too.Carson and Maggi--along with their friend Lewis--will navigate loud protests, even louder music, and first love in this stirring novel about coming together in a world defined by difference.


Court of shadows : a House of Furies novel / Madeleine Roux.

Court of shadows : a House of Furies novel / Madeleine Roux.
After the frightful events of last autumn, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton has settled into her role as a maid at Coldthistle House, but she has not settled into what that means for her humanity. As Louisa struggles to figure out whether she is worthy of redemption, the devilish Mr. Morningside plans a fete--one that will bring new guests to Coldthistle House. From wicked humans to Upworlders, angelic beings who look down on Mr. Morningside's monstrous staff, all are armed with their own brand of self-righteous justice.Even a man claiming to be Louisa's father has a role to play, though what his true motive is, Louisa cannot tell. The conflicts will eventually come to a head on the grounds of Coldthistle House--and the stakes include Louisa's very soul. In this second book of Madeleine Roux's suspenseful House of Furies series, a twisted world where the line between monsters and men is ghostly thin comes to life.


Escape the vortex / Jeanne DuPrau.

Escape the vortex /  Jeanne DuPrau.
The action is on the page, on your device, and out of this world! This multiplatform series is part sci-fi, all action-adventure. And you don't have long to wait--six books are coming all in one year! Earth is in danger! The only thing that can save our planet are six essential elements that can fuse into a new source of clean energy. But the elements are scattered throughout the galaxy. And it's up to the Voyagers--a team of four remarkable kids and an alien--to gather them all and return to Earth. The Voyagers' fifth stop is Planet Tundra and it may look like a giant marshmallow, but this is no winter wonderland--it's a winter nightmare! This frozen landscape is the deadliest the Voyagers have encountered yet. Then, when the Omega team finds themselves in trouble, only Team Alpha can save them. But if the tables were turned, would the Omegas do the same? Do you have what it takes to be a Voyager? Find out at VoyagersHQ.com.


The wrong train / Jeremy de Quidt.

Light the candles and shut the door, The Wrong Train is a deliciously creepy and terrifyingly good collection of scary stories, for fans of Patrick Ness, R.L. Stine, and Emily Carroll. Imagine you've just managed to catch your train and you realize it's the wrong one. You'd be annoyed of course, but not scared ... yet. Imagine you get off the wrong train at the next station hoping to catch one back the way you came. But the station is empty. Again, you'd be annoyed, but not scared ... Yet. Imagine someone comes to the station, a stranger who starts to tell you stories to help pass the time. But these aren't any old stories--they're nightmares that come with a price to pay. And you want them to stop. Scared yet? You will be.


Like never and always / Ann Aguirre.

Like never and always /  Ann Aguirre.
Like Never and Always is the newest audiobook from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ann Aguirre.An intense, emotional, compelling read.--Kate ElliottLiv Burnham thinks nobody knows Morgan Frost like she does, but a terrible accident pushes her down the rabbit hole where Morgan's secrets hide and she'll be lucky to make it out alive....On a hot summer night, Liv, Morgan, Clay and Nathan are on the way home from a party in Clay's convertible. Best friends dating brothers? It doesn't get better than that. But the joyride ends in sudden impact, a screech of brakes, and shattering glass. On that lonely country road, four lives change forever.Liv wakes in the hospital. At first she's confused when they call her Morgan, but she assumes it's a case of mistaken identity. Yet when the bandages come off, it's not her face inthe mirror anymore. It's Morgan's.Morgan always seemed to have the perfect life. But as Liv tries to fit herself into Morgan's world, she discovers endlessly disturbing secrets of the criminal and murderous variety and a dark task to finish...if she doesn't lose her mind first.Forced to confront the disturbing truths that Morgan kept hidden in life, Liv must navigate a world of long-buried murder, a dangerous love affair--and a romance that feels like a betrayal.


Frightful's mountain / by Jean Craighead George.

Frightful, the peregrine falcon who first appeared in My Side of the Mountain, is back. Her amazing journey through life continues in the face of many rousing wildlife adventures. Will she survive the wilderness, even though she was raised by a human? When an old friend rescues her from captors, Frightful soars into the unfamiliar woodlands and searches for home. Before finding her mountain, she adopts a nest of motherless peregrine chicks. But construction crews, bird poachers, and even a bald eagle threaten her new family. Frightful needs help from Sam Gribley, the human who raised her. Kids and parents alike will be captivated by this action-packed continuation of Sam and Frightful's journey. Acclaimed author Jean Craighead George has won a Newbery Medal. With Jeff Woodman's splendid rendition, you feel the wind blow through your hair as Frightful glides above the hemlock trees.


Saving Montgomery Sole / Mariko Tamaki.

Saving Montgomery Sole /  Mariko Tamaki.
A beautiful, offbeat novel from Mariko Tamaki, co-creator of the bestselling Printz Honor and Caldecott Honor Book This One Summer Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, a girl with two moms forced to go to a school full of homophobes and people who don't even know what irony is. Her saving grace-her two best friends, Thomas and Naoki. Monty's obsessed with paranormal mysteries like ESP, astrology, superpowers, and the healing powers of frozen yogurt, but when strange things actually start happening to Monty, she realizes that the greatest mystery of all is herself. Thoughtful, funny, and honest, this book will make you want to laugh and cry over a big cup of frozen yogurt with extra toppings and your best friends at your side. From the Hardcover edition.


And The Ocean Was Our Sky : Ness, Patrick.

And The Ocean Was Our Sky :  Ness, Patrick.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Monster Calls comes a richly illustrated and lyrical tale, one that asks harrowing questions about power, loyalty, obsession, and the monsters we make of others. With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud whales of Bathsheba's pod live for the hunt, fighting in the ongoing war against the world of men. When they attack a ship bobbing on the surface of the Abyss, they expect to find easy prey. Instead, they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself ... As their relentless Captain leads the chase, they embark on a final, vengeful hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of both whales and men. With the lush, atmospheric art of Rovina Cai woven in throughout, this remarkable work by Patrick Ness turns the familiar tale of Moby Dick upside down and tells a story all its own with epic triumph and devastating fate.


Return to the Isle of the Lost : a descendants novel / Melissa de la Cruz.

Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost, the teenaged children of Disney's most evil villains search for a dragon's eye--the key to true darkness and the villains' only hope of escape.


Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish / Pablo Cartaya.

Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish /  Pablo Cartaya.
One boy's search for his father leads him to Puerto Rico in this moving middle grade novel, for fans of Ghost and See You in the Cosmos.Marcus Vega is six feet tall, 180 pounds, and the owner of a premature mustache. When you look like this and you're only in the eighth grade, you're both a threat and a target. After a fight at school leaves Marcus facing suspension, Marcus's mom decides it's time for a change of environment. She takes Marcus and his younger brother to Puerto Rico to spend a week with relatives they don't remember or have never met. But Marcus can't focus knowing that his father--who walked out of their lives ten years ago--is somewhere on the island. So begins Marcus's incredible journey, a series of misadventures that take him all over Puerto Rico in search of his elusive namesake. Marcus doesn't know if he'll ever find his father, but what he ultimately discovers changes his life. And he even learns a bit of Spanish along the way.


Team BFF : race to the finish! / by Stacia Deutsch.

Team BFF : race to the finish! / by Stacia Deutsch.
Perfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and anyone interested in computer science, this book by New York Times bestselling author Stacia Deustch is published in partnership with the organization Girls Who Code!Sophia and her coding club BFFs have the best time together. Sure, they work on coding projects, but mostly they gossip about crushes, eat cookies, and do totally silly impersonations. Now they're about to participate in their first hackathon--a full day of coding and meeting other coders--so it's time to step up their game! Just when Sophia and her friends think their hackathon project is ready for the big time, a change of plans threatens to tear their group apart. Will they have each other's backs, or are they destined for an epic fail? They know that coding is all about teamwork and problem-solving--maybe friendship is, too!


Beast of stone / Linda Sue Park.

Beast of stone /  Linda Sue Park.
Raffa Santana is a healer, not a fighter. As a gifted apothecary, he has amazing instincts for unleashing the potential of magical-seeming plants. But his skills have failed to free the animals that the heartless Chancellor captured and turned against the people of Obsidia--directly threatening Raffa's friends and family. Now Raffa and his ragtag group of allies are preparing to confront the Chancellor's armies in battle. Great beasts, small animals, and humans alike will be joining the fight, and Raffa's heart yearns to prevent injuries--and worse--on both sides of the battle. After all, the Chancellor's creatures will be fighting against their will. Can Raffa's instincts for apothecary arts bring a tolerable resolution to an impossibly unfair fight?


Nightbooks / J. A. White.

Nightbooks /  J. A. White.
A boy is imprisoned by a witch and must tell her a new scary story each night to stay alive. This thrilling contemporary fantasy from J. A. White, the acclaimed author of the Thickety series, brings to life the magic and craft of storytelling.Alex's original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping the witch Natacha happy, but soon he'll run out of pages to read from and be trapped forever. He's loved scary stories his whole life, and he knows most don't have a happily ever after. Now that Alex is trapped in a true terrifying tale, he's desperate for a different ending--and a way out of this twisted place.This modern spin on the Scheherazade story is perfect for fans of Coraline and A Tale Dark and Grimm. With interwoven tips on writing with suspense, adding in plot twists, hooks, interior logic, and dealing with writer's block, this is the ideal book for budding writers and all readers of delightfully just-dark-enough tales.


Need / Joelle Charbonneau.

No one gets something for nothing. We all should know better. Teenagers at Wisconsin's Nottawa High School are drawn deeper into a social networking site that promises to grant their every need . . . regardless of the consequences. Soon the site turns sinister, with simple pranks escalating to malicious crimes. The body count rises. In this chilling YA thriller, the author of the best-selling Testing trilogy examines not only the dark side of social media, but the dark side of human nature


Reflection / Elizabeth Lim.

Reflection /  Elizabeth Lim.
What if Mulan had to travel to the Underworld? When Captain Shang is mortally wounded by Shan Yu in battle, Mulan must travel to the Underworld, Diyu, in order to save him from certain death. But King Yama, the ruler of Diyu, is not willing to give Shang up easily. With the help of Shang's great lion guardian ShiShi, Mulan must traverse Diyu to find Shang's spirit, face harrowing obstacles, and leave by sunrise-or become King Yama's prisoner forever. Moreover, Mulan is still disguised as the soldier called Ping, wrestling with the decision to reveal her true identity to her closest friend. Will Mulan be able to save Shang before it's too late? Will he ever be able to trust her again? Or will she lose him-and be lost in the Underworld-forever?


Nyxia unleashed / Scott Reintgen.

Nyxia unleashed /  Scott Reintgen.
A thrilling space adventure with an incredibly diverse cast. I couldn't put this sequel down!--Tomi Adeyemi, New York Times bestselling author of Children of Blood and BoneDiscover book two in the sci-fi space trilogy that Bustle described as The 100 meets Illuminae and Marie Lu called, a high-octance thriller.Emmett Atwater thought Babel's game sounded easy. Get points. Get paid. Go home. But it didn't take long for him to learn that Babel's competition was full of broken promises, none darker or more damaging than the last one.Now Emmett and the rest of the Genesis spaceship survivors must rally and forge their own path through a new world. Their mission from Babel is simple: extract nyxia, the most valuable material in the universe, and play nice with the indigenous Adamite population.But Emmett and the others quickly realize they are caught between two powerful forces-Babel and the Adamites-with clashing desires. Will the Genesis team make it out alive before it's too late?Praise for Book 1 in The Nyxia Triad:A high-octane thriller . . . Nyxia grabs you from the first line and never lets go. -Marie Lu,#1 New York Times bestselling author of the Young Elites seriesBrilliant concept meets stellar execution in this fast-paced deep space adventure. I was hooked from page one. -Victoria Schwab, #1 New York Times bestselling authorFile this book under A for Amazing. -Jay Kristoff, New York Times bestselling author


The Pompeii disaster / Dan Gutman.

The Pompeii disaster /  Dan Gutman.
In this explosive third installment of New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman's action-packed series, four thrill-seeking friends travel back in time to document one of the most devastating natural disasters the world has ever seen.Eccentric billionaire Miss Z is sending Luke, Julia, David, and Isabel on another mission back in time to capture one of history's most important events.This time, the Flashback Four are headed to AD 79 to photograph the eruption of Mount Vesuvius! Can the Flashback Four get their photo and get back home before they become ancient history?The Pompeii Disaster tells the story of one of the world's most devastating natural disasters like you've never seen it before.


Isle of the lost / Melissa de la Cruz.

Isle of the lost /  Melissa de la Cruz.
Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon and made to live in virtual imprisonment on the Isle of the Lost. The island is surrounded by a magical force field that keeps the villains and their descendants safely locked up and away from the mainland. Life on the island is dark and dreary. It is a dirty, decrepit place left to rot and forgotten by the world. Maleficent, Mistress of the Dark: Ruler of the Isle. Her subjects don't know how to do anything without their powers, so they fix clothes with safety pins instead of needle and thread, they don't know how to use brooms to sweep if they can't fly them, and their crystal balls are only good as goldfish bowls these days. Mal: Sixteen year-old Mal is the most popular and talented student at Dragon Hall, her mother is the great Maleficent, Mistress of Darkness, the most powerful and wicked fairy in the world, and there is nothing more Mal desires in the world than to be just like her mother. Evie: Daughter of the Evil Queen. She has been has been castle-schooled for years and this is her first year at Dragon Hall. Evie's lush dark hair falls from her forehead in a striking widows-peak, and she never leaves home without her crown. Jay: Son of Jafar. Handsome, puckish, sexy and mischievous with long dark hair in a bandanna and a great tan. Jay is a thief, a con man, a handsome, quick-witted boy with charm to spare, whose lies are as beautiful and silvery as his eyes. Carlos: Son of Cruella. Jumpy, anxious little kid, but with the true skills of a tech prodigy. He's been working feverishly on a project that would connect the Isle of the Lost to the outside world. Deathly afraid of dogs.


Infinity riders / Kekla Magoon.

Infinity riders /  Kekla Magoon.
The action is on the page, on your device, and out of this world! This multiplatform series is part sci-fi, part eco-mystery, all action-adventure. And you don't have long to wait--six books are coming all in one year! Earth is in danger! The only things that can save our planet are six essential elements scattered throughout the galaxy. And it is up to the Voyagers--a team of four remarkable kids and an alien--to gather them all and return to Earth. On the fourth planet, Infinity, the Voyagers journey deep underground, through a complex maze of tunnels. The tunnels are full of alien life--and danger. And before they can escape, one of their own will be taken from them. . . . Do you have what it takes to be a Voyager? Find out at VoyagersHQ.com.


Toaff's way / Cynthia Voigt.

Toaff's way /  Cynthia Voigt.
Meet Toaff: a lovable squirrel, and new standout character, searching for a place to call home in this gem of a story by a Newbery Medal-winning author. Toaff is a small squirrel full of big questions. Why must I stay away from the human's house? Why shouldn't I go beyond the pine trees? Why do we fight with the red squirrels across the drive? His sister shrugs--that's just the way things are. His brother bullies--because I said so. And the older squirrels scold--too many questions! Can Toaff really be the only one to wonder why?When a winter storm separates him from his family, Toaff must make his own way in the world. It's a world filled with danger--from foxes and hawks and cats to cars and chainsaws. But also filled with delight--the dizzying scent of apple blossoms, the silvery sound of singing, the joy of leaping so far you're practically flying. Over the course of a year, Toaff will move into (and out of) many different dreys and dens, make some very surprising friends (and a few enemies), and begin to answer his biggest questions--what do I believe and where do I belong?Master storyteller Cynthia Voigt offers readers a rich and rewarding story of finding one's way in the world.


Wish You Were Eyre : Mother-Daughter Book Club Series, Book 6 / Heather Vogel Frederick.

Wish You Were Eyre : Mother-Daughter Book Club Series, Book 6 / Heather Vogel Frederick.
The Mother-Daughter Book Club says bon voyage to Concord and bonjour to France! It's a dream come true for Megan, who's jet-setting to Paris for Fashion Week with Gigi. Meanwhile, back in Concord, Mrs. Wong decides to run for mayor, so Emma and Stewart team up to make her campaign a success. Jess and Cassidy are also hoping for victories, Jess in the a cappella finals with the MadriGals and Cassidy in the national hockey championships with her teammates. In the midst of it all, the girls--along with their Wyoming pen pals, who drop in for a visit over Spring Break--dive into Charlotte Brontë's classic Jane Eyre. Some real life romance follows, as Becca may have found a Mr. Rochester of her own. And then there's the matter of a certain wedding. The book club girls, their families, the British Berkeley brothers, and even Annabelle Fairfax (aka Stinkerbelle) will be attending the ceremony, which means there might be some bumps before the bride waltzes down the aisle ...


Harriet Tubman : conductor on the Underground Railroad / Ann Petry ; foreword by Jason Reynolds.

Harriet Tubman : conductor on the Underground Railroad / Ann Petry ; foreword by Jason Reynolds.
This quintessential middle grade biography of Harriet Tubman now features a foreword written and read by National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds and additional new material. Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad was praised by the New Yorker as an evocative portrait, and by the Chicago Tribune as superb. It is a gripping and accessible portrait of the heroic woman who guided more than 300 slaves to freedom and who is expected to be the face of the new $20 bill.Harriet Tubman was born a slave and dreamed of being free. She was willing to risk everything--including her own life--to see that dream come true. After her daring escape, Harriet became a conductor on the secret Underground Railroad, helping others make the dangerous journey to freedom.This award-winning introduction to the late abolitionist, which was named an ALA Notable Book and a New York Times Outstanding Book, also includes a supplemental PDF with educational back matter such as a timeline, discussion questions, and extension activities.1955 Ann Petry; copyright renewed 1983 Ann Petry; foreword copyright 2018 Jason Reynolds (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers


The eternity elixir / Frank L. Cole.

Twelve-year-old Gordy Stitser is one of the few people who knows the truth about the secret society of potion masters, because not only is Gordy's mom on the Board of Ruling Elixirists Worldwide (BREW), but she has also been training him in the art of potion making.Gordy is a natural, and every day he sneaks down to the basement lab to invent new potions using exotic ingredients like fire ant eggs, porcupine quills, and Bosnian tickling juice.One afternoon, Gordy receives a mysterious package containing an extremely rare potion known as the Eternity Elixir. In the right hands, the elixir continues to protect society. But in the wrong hands, it could destroy the world as we know it.Now, sinister potion masters are on the hunt to steal the Eternity Elixir. It's up to Gordy, his parents, and his best friends, Max and Adilene, to prevent an all-out potion war.


Good neighbor : the life and work of Fred Rogers / Maxwell King.

Good neighbor : the life and work of Fred Rogers / Maxwell King.
Fred Rogers (1928-2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously. The Good Neighbor, the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, Maxwell King traces Rogers's personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work, including a surprising decision to walk away from the show to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood with increasingly sophisticated episodes, written in collaboration with experts on childhood development. An engaging story, rich in detail, The Good Neighbor is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure, cherished by multiple generations.


Slacker / Gordon Korman.

Cameron Boxer is very happy to spend his life avoiding homework, hanging out with his friends, and gaming for hours in his basement. It's not too hard for him to get away with it . . . until he gets so caught up in one game that he almost lets his house burn down around him. Oops. It's time for some serious damage control--so Cameron and his friends invent a fake school club that will make it seem like they're doing good deeds instead of slacking off. The problem? Some kids think the club is real--and Cameron is stuck being president. Soon Cameron is part of a mission to save a beaver named Elvis from certain extinction. Along the way, he makes some new friends--and some powerful new enemies. The guy who never cared about anything is now at the center of everything . . . and it's going to take all his slacker skills to win this round.


Resistance / Jennifer A. Nielsen.

New York Times bestseller Jennifer A. Nielsen tells the extraordinary story of a Jewish girl's courageous efforts to resist the Nazis. Chaya Lindner is a teenager living in Nazi-occupied Poland. Simply being Jewish places her in danger of being killed or sent to the camps. After her little sister is taken away, her younger brother disappears, and her parents all but give up hope, Chaya is determined to make a difference. Using forged papers and her fair features, Chaya becomes a courier and travels between the Jewish ghettos of Poland, smuggling food, papers, and even people. Soon Chaya joins a resistance cell that runs raids on the Nazis' supplies. But after a mission goes terribly wrong, Chaya's network shatters. She is alone and unsure of where to go, until Esther, a member of her cell, finds her and delivers a message that chills Chaya to her core, and sends her on a journey toward an even larger uprising in the works--in the Warsaw Ghetto. Though the Jewish resistance never had much of a chance against the Nazis, they were determined to save as many lives as possible, and to live--or die--with honor.


Scream and scream again! : spooky stories from mystery writers of America / edited by R.L. Stine.

Scream and scream again! : spooky stories from mystery writers of America / edited by R.L. Stine.
A harrowing array of scary stories that all have one thing in common: each either begins or ends with a scream!R.L. Stine--the godfather of Goosebumps--and some of the most popular authors today bring an unrivaled mastery of all things fearsome, frightening, and fantabulous to this terrifying anthology of all-new scary short stories.Scream and Scream Again! is full of twists and turns, dark corners, and devilish revenge. Collected in conjunction with the Mystery Writers of America, this set includes works from New York Times bestselling authors telling tales of wicked ice-cream trucks, time-travelling heroes, witches and warlocks, and of course, haunted houses.Read it if you dare! With twenty never-before-published scary stories from some of the most popular authors today--including Chris Grabenstein, Wendy Corsio Staub, Heather Graham, Peter Lerangis, R.L. Stine, Bruce Hale, Emmy Laybourne, Steve Hockensmith, Lisa Morton, Ray Daniel, Beth Fantaskey, Phil Mathews, Carter Wilson, Doug Levin, Jeff Soloway, Joseph S. Walker, Alison McMahan, Daniel Palmer, Tonya Hurley, and Stephen Ross--it's sure to leave readers screaming for more.


The dastardly deed / Holly Grant.

The dastardly deed /  Holly Grant.
Take one part Roald Dahl, add a pinch of Mysterious Benedict Society and a dash of Lemony Snicket. Mix with Holly Grant's unforgettable storytelling and a double helping of wit and humor, and you get this quirky and hilarious new middle-grade series! Join the League . . . After their narrow escape from a NEFARIOUS kidnapping ring, Anastasia, Ollie, and Quentin (a.k.a. The League of Beastly Dreadfuls!) are looking forward to a relaxing vacation from DANGER! INTRIGUE! CATASTROPHE! Sadly, they're not going to get one. Because Anastasia makes the SHOCKING discovery that her family is at the heart of a centuries-old scandal--a SCANDAL that began with THE DASTARDLY DEED. Before you can say Bob's your uncle, the Dreadfuls have another MYSTERY to solve: the Case of the Missing Grandfather. Can our INTREPID LEAGUE track down Anastasia's Vanished Gramps? Gentle Reader, BEWARE! The trail of clues leads to spine-tingling surprises. (Catastrophe! Magic! Opera! Stinky cheese! Science fairs!) Read on if you DARE!


Munmun / Jesse Andrews.

New York Times bestselling author Jesse Andrews presents Munmun, a social novel for our time in the tradition of 1984 or Invisible Man.


The Face on the Milk Carton : Janie Johnson Series, Book 1 / Caroline B. Cooney.

The Face on the Milk Carton : Janie Johnson Series, Book 1 / Caroline B. Cooney.
When 15-year-old Janie Johnson sees her own face in the missing children box on a milk carton, her world begins to blur. Was she kidnapped when she was a baby? Who are her parents? And who are Mr. and Mrs. Johnson? Janie's search for the answers will lead her back twelve years into memories of another house, another family, another life. Her questions threaten to destroy the love she feels for her parents and the security they have given her. But it is a search she cannot ignore. The Face on the Milk Carton has been extremely popular ever since it was first released. An IRS-CBC Children's Choice Book, it also has been made into a frequently-aired television special. Recorded Books is proud to offer an unabridged recording of this riveting story that takes on new drama and urgency through Alyssa Bresnahan's stirring narration.


After the shot drops / Randy Ribay.

A powerful novel about friendship, basketball, and one teen's mission to create a better life for his family. Written in the tradition of Jason Reynolds, Matt de la Peña, and Walter Dean Myers, After the Shot Drops now has 3 starred reviews! * Belongs on the shelf alongside contemporary heavy-hitters like Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give, Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds's All-American Boys, and Nic Stone's Dear Martin.--School Library Journal, starred reviewBunny and Nasir have been best friends forever, but when Bunny accepts an athletic scholarship across town, Nasir feels betrayed. While Bunny tries to fit in with his new, privileged peers, Nasir spends more time with his cousin, Wallace, who is being evicted. Nasir can't help but wonder why the neighborhood is falling over itself to help Bunny when Wallace is in trouble.When Wallace makes a bet against Bunny, Nasir is faced with an impossible decision--maybe a dangerous one. Told from alternating perspectives, After the Shot Drops is a heart-pounding story about the responsibilities of great talent and the importance of compassion.


The Nethergrim / Matthew Jobin.

The Nethergrim /  Matthew Jobin.
An evil force has been awakened from years of sleep and it's up to 14-year-old Edmund, an aspiring sorcerer, and his friends to stop it.


The Greed / Scott Bergstrom.

The Greed /  Scott Bergstrom.
Gwendolyn Bloom faces ever greater danger from the men who hunt her in this action-packed, high-stakes YA audiobook sequel to The Cruelty, by Scott Bergstrom.Gwendolyn Bloom is dead. But even armed with a new passport and identity, the danger is far from over. Her father is safe . . . but Gwen still hasn't untangled all his lies from the truth. Meanwhile, her enemies are closing in with a vengeance.She found her father when he disappeared off the face of the earth--can she survive being on the other end of a manhunt?The Greed is is a non-stop action audiobook that will keep listeners on the edge of their seats.


The towering sky / Katharine McGee.

The towering sky /  Katharine McGee.
The final book in Katharine McGee's epic New York Times bestselling Thousandth Floor seriesWhen you have everything, you have everything to lose. Welcome back to New York, 2119. A skyscraper city, fueled by impossible dreams.Leda just wants to move on from what happened in Dubai. Until a new investigation forces her to seek help--from the person she's spent all year trying to forget.Rylin is back in her old life, reunited with an old flame. But when she starts seeing Cord again, she finds herself torn: between two worlds, and two very different boys.Calliope feels trapped, playing a long con that costs more than she bargained for. What happens when all her lies catch up with her? Watt is still desperately in love with Leda. He'll do anything to win her back--even dig up secrets that are better left buried.And now that Avery is home from England--with a new boyfriend, Max--her life seems more picture-perfect than ever. So why does she feel like she would rather be anything but perfect?Perfect for fans of Kiera Cass and Anna Godbersen, and with all the drama, romance and hidden secrets from The Thousandth Floor and The Dazzling Heights, this explosive finale will not disappoint.We couldn't put this one down.--The SkimmThe luxe lives of Manhattan's elite are even more extraordinary in Katharine McGee's futuristic, highly addictive page-turner. The irresistible cast of characters lures you into the elevator for an unexpected ride, packed with wittily prescient high-tech details and good old-fashioned romance and drama. The Thousandth Floor will give you vertigo and leave you eager for more.--Cecily von Ziegesar, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gossip Girl


Ivy Aberdeen's letter to the world / Ashley Herring Blake.

Ivy Aberdeen's letter to the world /  Ashley Herring Blake.
In the wake of a destructive tornado, one girl develops feelings for another in this stunning, tender novel about emerging identity, perfect for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish.When a tornado rips through town, twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family of five is displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm--and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.Mysteriously, Ivy's drawings begin to reappear in her locker with notes from someone telling her to open up about her identity. Ivy thinks--and hopes--that this someone might be her classmate, another girl for whom Ivy has begun to develop a crush. Will Ivy find the strength and courage to follow her true feelings?Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World exquisitely enriches the rare category of female middle-grade characters who like girls--and children's literature at large.


Darius the Great is not okay / Adib Khorram.

Darius doesn't think he'll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this unforgettable debut introduces a brilliant new voice in contemporary YA.Heartfelt, tender, and so utterly real. I'd live in this book forever if I could. --Becky Albertalli, award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens AgendaDarius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He's a Fractional Persian--half, his mom's side--and his first-ever trip to Iran is about to change his life. Darius has never really fit in at home, and he's sure things are going to be the same in Iran. His clinical depression doesn't exactly help matters, and trying to explain his medication to his grandparents only makes things harder. Then Darius meets Sohrab, the boy next door, and everything changes. Soon, they're spending their days together, playing soccer, eating faludeh, and talking for hours on a secret rooftop overlooking the city's skyline. Sohrab calls him Darioush--the original Persian version of his name--and Darius has never felt more like himself than he does now that he's Darioush to Sohrab. Adib Khorram's brilliant debut is for anyone who's ever felt not good enough--then met a friend who makes them feel so much better than okay.


The cheerleaders / Kara Thomas.

The cheerleaders /  Kara Thomas.
Sharp, brilliantly plotted, and totally engrossing.--KAREN M. MCMANUS, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is LyingA crafty, dark, and disturbing story.--KATHLEEN GLASGOW, New York Times bestselling author of Girl In Pieces A little bit Riverdale and a little bit Veronica Mars.--RILEY SAGER, bestselling author of Final GirlsFrom the author of The Darkest Corners and Little Monsters comes an all-new edge-of-your-seat thriller set in upstate New York about an eerie sequence of seemingly unrelated events that leaves five cheerleaders dead.There are no more cheerleaders in the town of Sunnybrook.First there was the car accident--two girls dead after hitting a tree on a rainy night. Not long after, the murders happened. Those two girls were killed by the man next door. The police shot him, so no one will ever know his reasons. Monica's sister was the last cheerleader to die. After her suicide, Sunnybrook High disbanded the cheer squad. No one wanted to be reminded of the girls they'd lost.That was five years ago. Now the faculty and students at Sunnybrook High want to remember the lost cheerleaders. But for Monica, it's not that easy. She just wants to forget.Only, Monica's world is starting to unravel. There are the letters in her stepdad's desk, an unearthed, years-old cell phone, a strange new friend at school. . . . Whatever happened five years ago isn't over. Some people in town know more than they're saying. And somehow, Monica is at the center of it all.There are no more cheerleaders in Sunnybrook, but that doesn't mean anyone else is safe.More Praise for Kara Thomas:Gripping from start to finish . . . with twists that left me shocked.--VICTORIA AVEYARD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red QueenA disturbing portrait of how bad news and gossip can curdle when mixed together.--OPRAH.COMYou'll be up all night tearing through the pages.--BUSTLE


Wait for me / Caroline Leech.

Wait for me /  Caroline Leech.
The perfect blend of sweet romance and historical flavor, Wait for Me, from debut author Caroline Leech, brings a fresh new voice to a much-loved genre. It's 1945, and Lorna Anderson's life on her father's farm in Scotland consists of endless chores and rationing, knitting Red Cross scarves, and praying for an Allied victory. So when Paul Vogel, a German prisoner of war, is assigned as the new farmhand, Lorna is appalled. How can she possibly work alongside the enemy when her own brothers are risking their lives for their country? But as Lorna reluctantly spends time with Paul, she feels herself changing. The more she learns about him--from his time fighting a war he doesn't believe in, to his life back home in Germany--the more she sees the boy behind the soldier. Soon Lorna is battling her own warring heart. Loving Paul could mean losing her family and the life she's always known. With tensions rising all around them, Lorna must decide how much she's willing to sacrifice before the end of the war determines their fate.


The traitor's ruin / Erin Beaty.

The traitor's ruin /  Erin Beaty.
Training completed, and comfortably situated as the royal tutor, the spy Sage Fowler only longs to be reunited with her betrothed: Captain Alex Quinn. As a way to be near to him again, she accepts a secret mission only to continuously clash with Quinn's gruff demeanor, until they are separated and she ends up in enemy territory.


Last in a long line of rebels : a novel / Lisa Lewis Tyre.

Last in a long line of rebels : a novel / Lisa Lewis Tyre.
Debut novelist Lisa Lewis Tyre vibrantly brings a small town and its outspoken characters to life, as she explores race and other community issues from both the Civil War and the present day. Lou might be only twelve, but she's never been one to take things sitting down. So when her Civil War-era house is about to be condemned, she's determined to save it--either by getting it deemed a historic landmark or by finding the stash of gold rumored to be hidden nearby during the war. As Lou digs into the past, her eyes are opened when she finds that her ancestors ran the gamut of slave owners, renegades, thieves and abolitionists. Meanwhile, some incidents in her town show her that many Civil War era prejudices still survive and that the past can keep repeating itself if we let it. Digging into her past shows Lou that it's never too late to fight injustice, and she starts to see the real value of understanding and exploring her roots.


Bumblebee at Super Hero High / Lisa Yee.

Bumblebee at Super Hero High /  Lisa Yee.
Get your cape on with the DC Super Hero Girls(TM)--the unprecedented new Super Hero universe especially for girls! Readers of all ages can fly high with the all-new adventures of Wonder Woman(TM), Supergirl(TM), Batgirl(TM), and some of the world's most iconic female super heroes as high schoolers! Bumblebee(TM) buzzes into action with the rest of the DC Super Hero Girls(TM) in this action-packed hardcover novel for young readers!When the world's honey supply starts to drop and some of her old tech disappears, super student Bumblebee enlists her friends Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, and Beast Boy to help her find out why. Is it a new villain, or someone from the past? With so much going on at Super Hero High, Bumblebee isn't sure how she's going to keep an eye on everything, but she's determined to do it with style . . . and sting!Award-winning author Lisa Yee brings this edge-of-your-seat adventure to life with mystery, thrills, and laughs. Move over, Batman(TM) and Superman(TM)--the DC Super Hero Girls are ready to save the day . . . and have fun doing it!


It's not summer without you / Jenny Han.

It's not summer without you /  Jenny Han.
Teenaged Isobel Belly Conklin, whose life revolves around spending the summer at her mother's best friend's beach house, reflects on the tragic events of the past year that changed her life forever.


Homer Price / Robert McCloskey.

Welcome to Centerburg! Where you can win a hundred dollars by eating all the doughnuts you want; where houses are built in a day; and where a boy named Homer Price can foil four slick bandits using nothing but his wits and pet skunk. The comic genius of Robert McCloskey and his wry look at small-town America has kept readers in stitches for generations!


The Family Fletcher takes Rock Island / Dana Alison Levy.

The Family Fletcher takes Rock Island /  Dana Alison Levy.
Love the TV show Modern Family? Wait until you meet the family Fletcher! With two dads, four adopted brothers, two cats, and one pug, the Fletchers will have you laughing out loud! Welcome to Rock Island, Where Time Stands Still! The Fletchers are back on Rock Island, home of all their best summer memories. But from their first day on vacation, it's clear that this year, things have changed. Their favorite lighthouse is all boarded up-- and the Fletcher boys can't figure out why or how to save it. Add a dose of Shakespeare, a very tippy kayak, a video camera, (maybe, possibly, or not) a swimming cat, and some new neighbors, and the recipe for a crazy vacation is complete. Over the course of the summer, the Fletchers will learn that sometimes, even in a place where time stands still, the wildest, weirdest, and most wonderful surprises await.


The history of Jane Doe / Michael Belanger.

The history of Jane Doe /  Michael Belanger.
A poignant, deeply funny coming-of-age story about first love, first loss, and the power of history to give life meaning.★ [An] impressive debut...John Green fans will gobble this one up.--Kirkus, starred reviewHistory buff Ray knows everything about the peculiar legends and lore of his rural Connecticut hometown. Burgerville's past is riddled with green cow sightings and human groundhogs, but the most interesting thing about the present is the new girl--we'll call her Jane Doe. Inscrutable, cool, and above all mysterious, Jane seems as determined to hide her past as Ray is to uncover it. As fascination turns to friendship and then to something more, Ray is certain he knows Jane's darkest, most painful secrets and Jane herself--from past to present. But when the unthinkable happens, Ray is forced to acknowledge that perhaps history can only tell us so much. Mixing humor with heartache, this is an unmissable coming-of-age story from an exciting new voice in YA.


The best horror of the year. edited by Ellen Datlow.

For more than three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror readers crave. Now, with the tenth volume of the series, Datlow is back again to bring you the stories that will keep you up at night.


Suddenly supernatural. by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel.

Suddenly supernatural.  by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel.
Scaredy kat: Thirteen-year-old Kat, still not comfortable in her role as a medium, and her friend Jac, undergoing a serious crisis about the role of music in her life, try to find a way to help the unhappy spirit of a young boy in the abandoned house next door.~School spirit: Like her mother, a professional medium, Kat has been able to see dead people since turning thirteen, and although they would prefer to be normal, Kat and her best friend come to terms with their own talents while helping free the spirit of a girl trapped at their middle school.


Finding Yvonne / Brandy Colbert.

Finding Yvonne /  Brandy Colbert.
For fans of Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour comes a striking novel about difficult choices from acclaimed author Brandy Colbert.Since she was seven years old, Yvonne has had her trusted violin to keep her company, especially in those lonely days after her mother walked out on their family. But with graduation just around the corner, she is forced to face the hard truth that she just might not be good enough to attend a conservatory after high school.Full of doubt about her future, and increasingly frustrated by her strained relationship with her successful but emotionally closed-off father, Yvonne meets a street musician and fellow violinist who understands her struggle. He's mysterious, charming, and different from Warren, the familiar and reliable boy who has her heart. But when Yvonne becomes unexpectedly pregnant, she has to make the most difficult decision yet about her future.From the author of Pointe and Little & Lion, comes another heartfelt novel about the twists and turns that can show up on a path meant only for you.


Dreamland burning / Jennifer Latham.

Dreamland burning /  Jennifer Latham.
Some bodies won't stay buried. Some stories need to be told. When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family's property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a summer of painful discoveries about the past ... and the present. Nearly one hundred years earlier, a misguided violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm. In a country rife with violence against blacks and a hometown segregated by Jim Crow, Will must make hard choices on a painful journey towards self discovery and face his inner demons in order to do what's right the night Tulsa burns. Through intricately interwoven alternating perspectives, Jennifer Latham's lightning-paced page-turner brings the Tulsa race riot of 1921 to blazing life and raises important questions about the complex state of US race relations - both yesterday and today.


Ernestine, catastrophe queen / Merrill Wyatt.

Ernestine, catastrophe queen /  Merrill Wyatt.
We all know and love Ramona, Matilda, and Harriet the Spy. Now meet Ernestine. Ernestine Montgomery is the kind of kid who gets things done. She's smart, prepared, and always knows just what to do. But there's big trouble brewing inside the walls of the rambling old mansion where she lives ... and only Ernestine can decipher the clues that point in one direction-murder!Can Ernestine solve the mystery before catastrophe strikes?


Guardians of the Taiga / by StacyPlays.

Guardians of the Taiga /  by StacyPlays.
From StacyPlays, creator of the mega-popular YouTube series Dogcraft, comes a thrilling novel about a girl raised by a pack of wolves and her quest to protect their shared forest home. The first in a new Minecraft-inspired fantasy adventure series! Stacy was raised by wolves. She's never needed humans to survive and, from what she sees of humans, they're dangerous and unpredictable. For as long as she can remember, Stacy's pack of six powerful, playful wolves--Addison, Basil, Everest, Noah, Tucker and Wink--have been her only family. Together, Stacy's pack patrols the forest to keep other animals safe, relying on her wits and each wolf's unique abilities to accomplish risky rescue missions. But as the forest changes and new dangers begin lurking, are Stacy and the wolves prepared for the perils that await them? Fans of DanTDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal and the Warriors series--plus shows like Ranger Bob--will love this Minecraft-inspired adventure.


Lights, music, code! / Jo Whittemore ; foreword by Reshma Saujani.

Lights, music, code! /  Jo Whittemore ; foreword by Reshma Saujani.
Perfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and anyone interested in computer science, this series is published in partnership with the organization Girls Who Code!Maya and her friends from coding club have an exciting new project: they're coding lights and music for the winter dance! But when Maya's old troublemaking friend Maddie moves to town, Maya starts spending a lot of time with her, and less time with her coding friends. Maddie just gets her in a way that her other friends don't. Will Maya get swayed by Maddie's wayward ways, or will she stay true to her permanent group from coding club? And will she come through on her part for the light and music coding project? Maybe coding--like friendship--is about being there for your friends when they need you the most.


Practicing mindfulness : an introduction to meditation / Mark W. Muesse.

Practicing mindfulness : an introduction to meditation / Mark W. Muesse.
What is meditation' For thousands of years, human beings have practiced refined techniques of mental focusing, designed to change the habitual conditioning of the mind. Central to many spiritual and philosophical traditions and known in English as meditation, these practices are considered a major means for enhanced awareness and self-mastery. In recent decades, modern science has dramatically confirmed what advanced meditators have long claimed-that meditation, correctly practiced, offers deep and lasting benefits for mental functioning and emotional health, as well as for physical health and well-being. The many practical benefits of meditation include marked and lasting reduction of stress; increased ability to focus and concentrate, as well as clarity of thinking; freedom from detrimental patterns of thought and emotion; increased learning capacity and memory; and greatly enhanced well-being and peacefulness. If practiced consistently, the results are real and very far-reaching. In the largest sense, meditation allows you to live in harmony with the realities of the world-to embrace life's ever-changing impermanence, to live in equanimity with the inevitable ups and downs of being human, and to feel deeply connected to the whole of life. Now, in Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation, award-winning Professor Mark W. Muesse of Rhodes College takes you on a dynamic exploration of your own mind, giving you a clear and useable understanding of the essence of meditation and how to practice it. In 24 detailed lectures, using numerous guided exercises, Professor Muesse teaches you the principles and techniques of sitting meditation, the related practice of walking meditation, and the highly beneficial use of meditative awareness in many important activities, including eating and driving. As a major strength of the course, you learn in depth how to use the skills of meditation in working with thoughts and emotional states, in deepening sensory awareness of the body, and in becoming deeply attentive to the operation of your mind. Emphasizing clarity and practical understanding, this course will leave you with a solid basis for your own meditation practice and for bringing meditation's remarkable and empowering benefits to every area of your life. Mindfulness--The Eye of the Witness Meditation, as you learn it here, is closely related to the notion of mindfulness. In Professor Muesse's words, Mindfulness is a deliberate way of paying attention to what is occurring within oneself as it is happening. It is the process of attentively observing your experience as it unfolds, without judgment or evaluation. Meditation, he adds, refers to certain exercises that can be used to enlarge and refine mindfulness. Meditation cultivates mindfulness by training you to develop deep attention to the present moment, allowing the mind to become settled and centered. With the ongoing practice of meditation, you gain the ability to bring the liberating effects of mindful awareness to moment-to-moment living. Ultimately, this means developing a mind of openness and flexibility, profound physical calmness, and a deepening freedom to choose how you respond to life. Throughout the lectures of this course, you practice the principles of mindfulness through focused meditations and guided exercises, including these: Sitting meditation: The core practice of the mindfulness tradition. You learn the specific methods of meditation with mindful awareness. Body scan meditation: A second fundamental practice, bringing deep focus to the body and bodily sensations, promoting both concentration and physical relaxation. Mindful engagement with thoughts: You learn four specific practices for releasing detrimental patterns of thought. Metta meditation: Central to the mindfulness tradition, you learn this form of directed contemplation, focusing on the well-being of others and powerfully effective for cultivating compassion. Meditations for physical pain: You practice two forms of meditation for alleviating pain and physical discomfort of all kinds. The Insights of Meditation in Action Building on your practice-based understanding, Professor Muesse takes the exploration into many different areas of life, showing you in depth how meditation and mindfulness apply to daily living. Early in the course, you practice meditative awareness in the act of eating, in an exercise vividly highlighting all five senses. This exercise uncovers a richness of experience that usually goes unexplored and illustrates one of meditation's significant benefits-being deeply present in the moments of your own life. You study the mindfulness tradition's approach to difficult emotions, using the example of anger. Here you find a way of disarming anger that builds on meditation, based in nonjudgmental attention, conscious acceptance, and the mental spaciousness to choose your response. In the course's second half, you explore how mindfulness is used both in building qualities of personal character and in facing life's most challenging experiences. In individual lectures, you learn specific practices for cultivating generosity, empathy, and the beneficial use of speech, and for dealing with the inevitability of loss and grief. Clarity on the Nature of Reality As a core theme of this course, you delve into one of the most revealing and practical benefits of mindfulness-the freedom that comes with rigorous clarity about the nature of reality. Drawing on what Buddhism calls the three marks of existence, you see how our conditioned resistance to the transience and passing away of all things causes suffering, and how mindfulness practice allows you to freely and joyfully embrace life's impermanence; you explore the ways in which mindful awareness gives you freedom from the insatiable quality of human experience-the tendency to endlessly pursue the outward symbols of happiness and achievement; you look at the factors that determine the sense of separateness that burdens many people, and how mindfulness practice leads to a fundamental experience of connectedness to the whole. The Power of Living Mindfully An expert in Eastern philosophies, Professor Muesse is the rare teacher with both extensive academic credentials and decades of experience as a meditator, having studied and practiced with meditation masters in Thailand, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. He enriches your experience with compelling reflections on his own journey with mindfulness practice, filmed demonstrations of key techniques, and enthralling stories and perspectives from the great spirits of history. You hear the Buddha's penetrating counsel to a woman in the throes of grief, and Rilke's passionate words on the necessity of giving joyful consent to all of life. You hear about Professor Muesse's own transformative experience with the practice of generosity, and you contemplate the Zen parable of a man caught between two hungry tigers, highlighting the existential choices we all face in living rich and satisfying lives and in savoring life to the full. In Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation, Professor Muesse offers you a rare and extraordinary opportunity. By grasping the essential nature of meditation and mindful awareness within the setting of specific, grounded practice, you deepen the power to shape your own mind and experience, to know a well-being that is not ruled by circumstances, and to find yourself truly and lastingly at home in the world. Join Professor Muesse in this empowering journey of the spirit-the art of living at its most fulfilling, expansive, and meaningful.


We'll always have summer / Jenny Han.

We'll always have summer /  Jenny Han.
Popular author Jenny Han continues the gripping and emotional story she began in The Summer I Turned Pretty (starred review from Publishers Weekly) and continued in It's Not Summer Without You. Belly has only loved two boys, Conrad Fisher and his brother Jeremiah. Now that she and Jeremiah are on the verge of a permanent commitment, Belly confronts her lingering feelings for Conrad and faces a painful reality. She must figure out which brother is her soulmate--which means someone's heart will get broken.


Everything leads to you / Nina LaCour.

I want you to do something with the place. Something epic. After being entrusted with her brother's Los Angeles apartment for the summer as a graduation gift, Emi Price isn't sure how to fulfill his one condition: that something great take place there while he's gone. Emi may be a talented young production designer, already beginning to thrive in the competitive film industry, but she still feels like an average teen, floundering when it comes to romance. But when she and her best friend, Charlotte, discover a mysterious letter at the estate sale of a Hollywood film legend, Emi must move beyond the walls of her carefully crafted world to chase down the loose ends of a movie icon's hidden life, leading her to uncover a decades' old secret and the potential for something truly epic: love.


The Never girls. by Kiki Thorpe.

The Never girls.  by Kiki Thorpe.
The Disney Fairies star in a magical all-new early chapter book series for kids ages six to ten--the Never Girls! This collection features the first six books in the Never Girls series. Never Girls #1: In a BlinkKate craves adventure and excitement. Mia loves dresses, roses, and anything beautiful. Lainey dreams of talking to animals. Gabby believes in fairies more than anyone. In a blink of an eye, these four best friends all get their biggest wish--they're whisked off to Never Land, home to Tinker Bell and her fairy friends. The adventure of a lifetime is just beginning! But how will the Never Girls ever get home again?Never Girls #2: The Space BetweenIt's time for the Never Girls to go home. Lainey thinks it's goodbye forever, but ... is that a Never mouse in her mother's kitchen? And why can't Mia find Bingo? Could there be a splinter between the worlds?Never Girls #3: A Dandelion WishKate, Mia, Lainey, and Gabby know how to travel to Never Land through a broken slat in a backyard fence. But what happens when the fence is repaired ... with one of the girls stuck on the Never Land side?Never Girls #4: From the MistKate is craving an adventure. She gets her wish when mysterious mist horses arrive in Pixie Hollow and one takes her on a journey through the magical island. Never Girls #5: Wedding WingsGabby is going to be a flower girl in a wedding! But a Never Land fairy hidden in her basket causes big trouble on her big day. Never Girls #6: The Woods BeyondLainey's day is turned upside down when she's captured by the Lost Boys while visiting Never Land!


Mother-Daughter Book Camp : Mother-Daughter Book Club Series, Book 7 / Heather Vogel Frederick.

Mother-Daughter Book Camp : Mother-Daughter Book Club Series, Book 7 / Heather Vogel Frederick.
Spend one last summer with the Mother-Daughter Book Club at camp in this bittersweet conclusion to Heather Vogel Frederick's beloved and bestselling series. After so many summers together, Emma, Jess, Megan, Becca, and Cassidy are reunited for one final hurrah before they go their separate ways. The plan is to spend their summer as counselors at Camp Lovejoy in a scenic, remote corner of New Hampshire, but things get off to a rocky start when their young charges are stricken with a severe case of homesickness. Hopefully, a little bit of bibliotherapy will do the trick, as the girls bring their longstanding book club to camp.


Words on bathroom walls : a novel / by Julia Walton.

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture starring Charlie Plummer, AnnaSophia Robb, and Taylor Russell! Fans of More Happy Than Not and The Perks of Being a Wallflower will cheer for Adam in this uplifting and surprisingly funny story of a boy living with schizophrenia. When you can't trust your mind, trust your heart. Adam is a pretty regular teen, except he's navigating high school life while living with paranoid schizophrenia. His hallucinations include a cast of characters that range from the good (beautiful Rebecca) to the bad (angry Mob Boss) to the just plain weird (polite naked guy).An experimental drug promises to help him hide his illness from the world. When Adam meets Maya, a fiercely intelligent girl, he desperately wants to be the normal, great guy that she thinks he is. But as the miracle drug begins to fail, how long can he keep this secret from the girl of his dreams?An ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults * A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year * 2018 Kansas National Education Association Reading Circle Catalog Selection * 2019 Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee * A CBC's 2018 Teen Choice Book Awards NomineeEchoing the premise and structure of Flowers for Algernon, this frank and inspiring novel shows how a teen's life changes after he is given an experimental medication to treat symptoms of schizophrenia.--Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW A brutal, beautiful book that sits right beside The Perks of Being a Wallflower and I'll Give You the Sun.--Jennifer Longo, author of Up to This PointeThis book reminds me of A Monster Calls. I saved the final twenty pages for the next day because I didn't want Adam's story to end.--Peter Brown Hoffmeister, author of This Is the Part Where You Laugh Despite heavy subject matter, Adam is hilarious and infinitely lovable, and the ending is hopeful and realistic rather than happily-ever-after and contrived.--The Hub, YALSA


Mother knows best : a tale of the old witch / by Serena Valentino.

Mother knows best : a tale of the old witch / by Serena Valentino.
The tale of the legendary golden flower is widely known. The story has been told many times and in many ways. But always the flower is coveted by an old witch to keep herself young and beautiful. And always the flower is used to save a dying queen, who then gives birth to a princess with magical hair. Not willing to lose the flower, the old witch steals the princess and locks her away in a high tower, raising her as her own. But the princess always finds out who she truly is and manages to defeat the old witch.And yet this is only half the story. So what of the old witch, Mother Gothel? Where does she come from? And how does she come across the magical golden flower? Here is one account that recounts a version of the story that has remained untold for centuries ... until now. It is a tale of mothers and daughters, of youth and dark magic. It is a tale of the old witch.


Ruby holler / Sharon Creech.

Ruby holler /  Sharon Creech.
Nicknamed the trouble twins, 13- year-old brother and sister Dallas and Florida have long since given up hope of ever finding a family. Then they meet Tiller and Sairy, an eccentric older couple looking for some help with one last adventure while they're still spry enough to paddle a canoe and climb a mountain.


The Gruffalo's child / Julia Donaldson.

Julia Donaldson is back to create this funny and adorable sequel to The Gruffalo. One night, the Gruffalo's child wanders into the woods to search for the Big Bad Mouse. But instead, she comes upon a small mouse in the woods . . . and decides to eat him! But wait, what is that? A shadow of a very large, scary creature falls on the ground. Could it be the Big Bad Mouse after all?


Lake Success : a novel / Gary Shteyngart.

Lake Success : a novel / Gary Shteyngart.
Stupendous . . . a novel that seems to have been created in real time, reflecting with perfect comedy and horrible tragedy exactly what America feels like right this minute.--Elizabeth GilbertThe bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story returns with a biting, brilliant, emotionally resonant novel very much of our times.Narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded, and divorced from the real world as most of us know it, hedge-fund manager Barry Cohen oversees $2.4 billion in assets. Deeply stressed by an SEC investigation and by his three-year-old son's diagnosis of autism, he flees New York on a Greyhound bus in search of a simpler, more romantic life with his old college sweetheart. Meanwhile, his super-smart wife, Seema--a driven first-generation American who craved the picture-perfect life that comes with wealth--has her own demons to face. How these two flawed characters navigate the Shteyngartian chaos of their own making is at the heart of this piercing exploration of the 0.1 Percent, a poignant tale of familial longing and an unsentimental ode to what really makes America great.Advance praise for Lake SuccessAs good as anything we've seen from this author: smart, relevant, fundamentally warm-hearted, hilarious of course, and it has a great ending.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Shteyngart's latest is a hilarious, melancholic, and rapier-sharp tale for our times.--Library Journal (starred review)Shteyngart does slapstick as well as ever, but he stakes out new terrain in the expert way he develops his characters' pathos. . . . [Lake Success is] a stylish, big-hearted novel. Shteyngart made his name as a sharp satirist, and he'll undoubtedly widen his appeal with this effort.--Publishers Weekly In Lake Success, Gary Shteyngart hears America perfectly: its fatuity, its poignant lament, its boisterous self-loathing. Its heartbeat. Reading him sometimes makes me want to scream--with recognition and with pure hilarity.--Richard Ford Lake Success is Gary Shteyngart, so you already know it's the funniest book you'll read all year. But the surprise here is the novel's epic sweep, its melancholy resonance. What begins as a rollicking and zinger-filled road trip sneakily deepens into a poignant tale of a man trying to outrace his problems. I was utterly floored by Shteyngart's staggeringly beautiful denouement.--Maria Semple


The jigsaw jungle / Kristin Levine.

The jigsaw jungle /  Kristin Levine.
A mysterious treasure hunt helps to heal a broken family in critically acclaimed author Kristin Levine's first contemporary tale--perfect for fans of Wendy Mass and Jennifer L. Holm Claudia Dalton's father has disappeared. What began as a late night at work has spiraled into a missing persons case--one that's left twelve-year-old Claudia questioning everything she's ever known about her father and their family. But when she finally gets word from her dad, it turns out he isn't missing at all. He's just gone to think things over and visit an old friend, whatever that means. Feeling confused and helpless, Claudia starts to assemble a scrapbook, gathering emails, receipts, phone transcripts and more, all in a desperate attempt to figure out what's happening with her dad. Claudia's investigation deepens at her grandfather's house, where she receives an envelope containing a puzzle piece and a cryptic message.It's this curious first clue that sets Claudia on an unexpected treasure hunt that she hopes will bring her dad home and heal whatever's gone wrong with her family. Told through the pages of Claudia's scrapbook, The Jigsaw Jungle is a moving story of a family lost and then found, with a dash of mystery and loads of heart, from award-winning author and middle-grade master Kristin Levine.


The radiant road / Katherine Catmull.

The radiant road /  Katherine Catmull.
A gorgeously written tale of magic, friendship, and self-discovery set in a dream-like landscape filled with fairies. After years of living in America, Clare Macleod and her father are returning to Ireland, where they'll inhabit the house Clare was born in--a house built into a green hillside with a tree for a wall. For Clare, the house is not only full of memories of her mother, but also of a mysterious boy with raven-dark hair and dreamlike nights filled with stars and magic. Clare soon discovers that the boy is as real as the fairy-making magic, and that they're both in great danger from an ancient foe. Fast-paced adventure and spellbinding prose combine to weave a tale of love and loyalty in this young adult fantasy.


Just under the clouds / Melissa Sarno.

Just under the clouds /  Melissa Sarno.
Can you still have a home if you don't have a house? In the spirit of The Truth About Jellyfish and Fish in a Tree comes a stunning debut about a family struggling to find something lasting when everything feels so fleeting.Always think in threes and you'll never fall, Cora's father told her when she was a little girl. Two feet, one hand. Two hands, one foot. That was all Cora needed to know to climb the trees of Brooklyn.But now Cora is a middle schooler, a big sister, and homeless. Her mother is trying to hold the family together after her father's death, and Cora must look after her sister, Adare, who's just different, their mother insists. Quick to smile, Adare hates wearing shoes, rarely speaks, and appears untroubled by the question Cora can't help but ask: How will she find a place to call home? After their room at the shelter is ransacked, Cora's mother looks to an old friend for help, and Cora finally finds what she has been looking for: Ailanthus altissima, the tree of heaven, which can grow in even the worst conditions. It sets her on a path to discover a deeper truth about where she really belongs. Just Under the Clouds will take root in your heart and blossom long after you've turned the last page.


The Disenchantments / Nina LaCour.

From the award-winning, bestselling author of Hold Still and We Are Okay.Colby and Bev have a long-standing pact: graduate, hit the road with Bev's band, and then spend the year wandering around Europe. But moments after the tour kicks off, Bev makes a shocking announcement: she's abandoning their plans--and Colby--to start college in the fall. But the show must go on and The Disenchantments weave through the Pacific Northwest, playing in small towns and dingy venues, while roadie--Colby struggles to deal with Bev's already-growing distance and the most important question of all: what's next? Printz Award-winner Nina LaCour draws together the beauty and influences of music and art to brilliantly capture a group of friends on the brink of the rest of their lives.


When I am through with you / Stephanie Kuehn.

When I am through with you /  Stephanie Kuehn.
A gripping story of survival and the razor's-edge difference between perfect cruelty and perfect love. This isn't meant to be a confession. Not in any spiritual sense of the word. Yes, I'm in jail at the moment. I imagine I'll be here for a long time, considering. But I'm not writing this down for absolution and I'm not seeking forgiveness, not even from myself. Because I'm not sorry for what I did to Rose. I'm just not. Not for any of it. Ben Gibson is many things, but he's not sorry and he's not a liar. He will tell you exactly about what happened on what started as a simple school camping trip in the mountains. About who lived and who died. About who killed and who had the best of intentions. But he's going to tell you in his own time. Because after what happened on that mountain, time is the one thing he has plenty of. Smart, dark, and twisty, When I Am Through With You will leave readers wondering what it really means to do the right thing.


The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao : a novel / Junot Diaz.

The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao : a novel / Junot Diaz.
Oscar is an overweight Dominican from the ghetto in New Jersey. He dreams of becoming a writer and finding love, but Fukœ, the curse has haunted his family for generations.


Whiskey neat / Lani Lynn Vale.

USA Today bestselling author Lani Lynn Vale presents the first book in her Uncertain Saints MC series.


Any other name : a Longmire mystery / Craig Johnson.

Any other name : a Longmire mystery / Craig Johnson.
Sheriff Walt Longmire had already rounded up a sizable posse of devoted readers when the A&E television series Longmire sent the Wyoming lawman's popularity skyrocketing. Now, in Any Other Name, Walt is sinking into high-plains winter discontent when his former boss, Lucian Conally, asks him to take on a mercy case in an adjacent county. Detective Gerald Holman is dead and Lucian wants to know what drove his old friend to take his own life. With the clock ticking on the birth of his first grandchild, Walt learns that the by-the-book detective might have suppressed evidence concerning three missing women. Digging deeper, Walt uncovers an incriminating secret so dark that it threatens to claim other lives even before the sheriff can serve justice - Wyoming style.


The adventures of a girl called Bicycle / Christina Uss.

A determined 12-year-old girl bikes across the country in this quirky and charming debut middle grade novel.Introverted Bicycle has lived most of her life at the Mostly Silent Monastery in Washington, D.C. When her guardian, Sister Wanda, announces that Bicycle is going to attend a camp where she will learn to make friends, Bicycle says no way and sets off on her bike for San Francisco to meet her idol, a famous cyclist, certain he will be her first true friend. Who knew that a ghost would haunt her handlebars and that she would have to contend with bike-hating dogs, a bike-loving horse, bike-crushing pigs, and a mysterious lady dressed in black. Over the uphills and downhills of her journey, Bicycle discovers that friends are not such a bad thing to have after all, and that a dozen cookies really can solve most problems.


Victoria & Albert : a royal love affair / Daisy Goodwin and Sara Sheridan.

More than 16 million viewers watched the first season of the Masterpiece presentation of Victoria, created and written by Daisy Goodwin--the highest-rated PBS drama in twenty years, second only to Downton Abbey. But what happened after the Queen married her handsome prince? Did they live happily ever after, or did their marriage, like so many royal marriages past and present, fizzle into a loveless round of duty?This all-new companion book by Daisy Goodwin and Sara Sheridan transports us to the private world of Victoria and Albert. Though first cousins, they could not have been more different: Victoria was impulsive, emotional, and capricious, Albert cautious, self-controlled, and logical. But together they forged a bond with each other and with their people that would change the world. Drawing on letters and diaries and fresh insights into royal history, this gorgeous book charts the constant ebb and flow of power within the couple's surprisingly ardent and modern marriage.Sumptuously illustrated and full of rich insider detail, Victoria and Albert takes us behind the scenes of the magnificent TV drama, including fascinating, in-depth information on the actors, the props, and the costumes--and bringing an extraordinary royal marriage even more fully to life.


#NeverAgain : a new generation draws the line / David Hogg, Lauren Hogg.

From two survivors of the Parkland, Florida, shooting comes a declaration for our times, and an in-depth look at the making of the #NeverAgain movement. On February 14, 2018, seventeen-year-old David Hogg and his fourteen-year-old sister, Lauren, went to school at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, like any normal Wednesday. That day, of course, the world changed. By the next morning, with seventeen classmates and faculty dead, they had joined the leadership of a movement to save their own lives, and the lives of all other young people in America. It's a leadership position they did not seek, and did not want--but events gave them no choice.The morning after the massacre, David Hogg told CNN: We're children. You guys are the adults. You need to take some action and play a role. Work together. Get over your politics and get something done.This book is a manifesto for the movement begun that day, one that has already changed America--with voices of a new generation that are speaking truth to power, and are determined to succeed where their elders have failed. With moral force and clarity, a new generation has made it clear that problems previously deemed unsolvable due to powerful lobbies and political cowardice will be theirs to solve. Born just after Columbine and raised amid seemingly endless war and routine active shooter drills, this generation now says, Enough. This book is their statement of purpose, and the story of their lives. It is the essential guide to the #NeverAgain movement.


Night of the ninth dragon / Mary Pope Osborne.

Night of the ninth dragon /  Mary Pope Osborne.
In their new adventure, Jack and Annie return to Camelot! In this thrilling adventure steeped in history, Mary Pope Osborne introduces readers to classic Welsh legends and continues her own story of King Arthur, Merlin, and the Knights of the Round Table.


Tip of the iceberg : my 3,000-mile journey around wild Alaska, the last great American frontier / Mark Adams.

Tip of the iceberg : my 3,000-mile journey around wild Alaska, the last great American frontier / Mark Adams.
From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu, a fascinating and funny journey into Alaska, America's last frontier, retracing the historic 1899 Harriman Expedition. In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury floating university, populated by some of America's best and brightest scientists and writers, including the anti-capitalist eco-prophet John Muir. Those aboard encountered a land of immeasurable beauty and impending environmental calamity. More than a hundred years later, Alaska is still America's most sublime wilderness, both the lure that draws a million tourists annually on Inside Passage cruises and a natural resources larder waiting to be raided. As ever, it remains a magnet for weirdos and dreamers. Armed with Dramamine and an industrial-strength mosquito net, Mark Adams sets out to retrace the 1899 expedition. Using the state's intricate public ferry system, the Alaska Marine Highway System, Adams travels three thousand miles, following the George W. Elder's itinerary north through Wrangell, Juneau, and Glacier Bay, then continuing west into the colder and stranger regions of the Aleutians and the Arctic Circle. Along the way, he encounters dozens of unusual characters (and a couple of very hungry bears) and investigates how lessons learned in 1899 might relate to Alaska's current struggles in adapting to climate change.


On the plus side / Alison Bliss.

On the plus side /  Alison Bliss.
The second book in a laugh-out-loud new contemporary romance series from Alison Bliss!


Winners Take All : The Elite Charade of Changing the World / Anand Giridharadas.

An insider's groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite's efforts to change the world preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve.Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can--except ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it. We see how they rebrand themselves as saviors of the poor; how they lavishly reward thought leaders who redefine change in winner-friendly ways; and how they constantly seek to do more good, but never less harm. We hear the limousine confessions of a celebrated foundation boss; witness an American president hem and haw about his plutocratic benefactors; and attend a cruise-ship conference where entrepreneurs celebrate their own self-interested magnanimity. Giridharadas asks hard questions: Why, for example, should our gravest problems be solved by the unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions it erodes by lobbying and dodging taxes? He also points toward an answer: Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, we must take on the grueling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions and truly changing the world. A call to action for elites and everyday citizens alike.


The third mushroom / Jennifer L. Holm.

Believe in the unexpected with this hilarious, heartwarming, and much-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Fourteenth Goldfish!Ellie's grandpa Melvin is a world-renowned scientist . . . in the body of a fourteen-year-old boy. His feet stink, and he eats everything in the refrigerator--and Ellie is so happy to have him around. Grandpa may not exactly fit in at middle school, but he certainly keeps things interesting. When he and Ellie team up for the county science fair, no one realizes just how groundbreaking their experiment will be. The formula for eternal youth may be within their reach! And when Ellie's cat, Jonas Salk, gets sick, the stakes become even higher. But is the key to eternal life really the key to happiness? Sometimes even the most careful experiments yield unexpected--and wonderful--results.


Hidden places / Lynn Austin.

Fragrant blossoms herald spring, but the orchard is also a place of secrets and heartache. After the death of her husband Frank, Eliza is left with three young children and mounting debts. When a gentle stranger enters her orchard, she experiences a peculiar sensation of familiarity with the man. But will his unknown past jeopardize all that she has fought for?


Outlaw Christian : finding authentic faith by breaking the 'rules' / Jacqueline A. Bussie.

Outlaw Christian : finding authentic faith by breaking the 'rules' / Jacqueline A. Bussie.
Jacqueline Bussie knows that too many Christians live according to unspoken laws that govern the Christian life: #1: Never get angry at God; #2: Never doubt; #3: Never question; #4: Never tell your real story; #5: Always speak in clichés about evil and suffering; and #6: Always believe hope comes easy for those who truly love God. Living according to these rules is killing real Christian life; Outlaw Christian proposes a rebellious, life-giving, authentic alternative. Through captivating stories and with disarming honesty, Bussie gives concrete, practical strategies to help readers cultivate hope, seek joy, practice accompaniment, compost their pain, and rediscover the spiritual practice of lament. Tackling difficult questions without political divisiveness, Bussie speaks to both progressive and conservative Christians in ways that unite rather than divide. And in doing so, she provides a new way to handle the most difficult and troubling questions of life in a broken world that God will never abandon.


The great believers : a novel / Rebecca Makkai.

The great believers : a novel / Rebecca Makkai.
A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris. In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying and after his friend Nico's funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself. Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico's little sister. Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris tracking down her estranged daughter who disappeared into a cult. While staying with an old friend, a famous photographer who documented the Chicago crisis, she finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways AIDS affected her life and her relationship with her daughter. The two intertwining stories take us through the heartbreak of the eighties and the chaos of the modern world, as both Yale and Fiona struggle to find goodness in the midst of disaster.


My twenty-five years in Provence : reflections on then and now / Peter Mayle.

The beloved author Peter Mayle, champion of all things Provence, here in a final volume of all new writing, offers vivid recollections from his twenty-five years in the South of France--lessons learned, culinary delights enjoyed, and changes observed.Twenty-five years ago, Peter Mayle and his wife, Jennie, were rained out of a planned two weeks on the Côte d'Azur. In search of sunlight, they set off for Aix-en-Provence; enchanted by the world and life they found there, they soon decided to uproot their lives in England and settle in Provence. They have never looked back. As Mayle tells us, a cup of café might now cost three euros--but that price still buys you a front-row seat to the charming and indelible parade of village life. After the coffee, you might drive to see a lavender field that has bloomed every year for centuries, or stroll through the ancient history that coexists alongside Marseille's metropolitan bustle. Modern life may have seeped into sleepy Provence, but its magic remains.With his signature warmth, wit, and humor--and twenty-five years of experience--Peter Mayle is a one-of-a-kind guide to the continuing appeal of Provence. This thoughtful, vivid exploration of life well-lived, à la Provence, will charm longtime fans and a new generation of readers alike.


Warning light / David Ricciardi.

Warning light /  David Ricciardi.
No one knows what CIA desk jockey Zac Miller is capable of--including himself--when a routine surveillance job becomes a do-or-die mission in the Middle East.When a commercial flight violates restricted airspace to make an emergency landing at a closed airport in Iran, the passengers are just happy to be alive and ready to transfer to a functional plane. All of them except one . . .The American technology consultant in business class is not who he says he is. Zac Miller is a CIA analyst. And after an agent's cover gets blown, Zac--though never trained to be a field operative--volunteers to take his place, to keep a surveillance mission from being scrubbed. Zac thinks it will be easy to photograph the earthquake-ravaged airport that is located near a hidden top secret nuclear facility. But when everything that can go wrong does, he finds himself on the run from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards and abandoned by his own teammates, who think he has gone rogue. Embarking on a harrowing journey through the mountains of Iran to the Persian Gulf and across Europe, Zac can only rely on himself. But even if he makes it out alive, the life he once had may be lost to him forever . . .


Shooting Gallery : A Dewey Andreas short story / Ben Coes.

A new short story by New York Times bestselling thriller writer Ben Coes ' with time running out, Dewey Andreas is the last hope for a prominent kidnapping victim. The newly sworn in Vice President of the United States has a problem. Her son, off in college, doesn't care for his security detail. So when Spring Break comes around, he slips away from his bodyguard, picks up his best friend, and heads to Mexico for an intended week of sun, sand, women, and hoped-for debauchery. But when he arrives at the airport, a team of well-armed kidnappers grab both him and his friend and escape. Now they're demanding that an exorbitant ransom be paid in only a few hours ' and if it's not, both boys will be killed. Dewey Andreas, CIA operative and former Delta, happens to be in Mexico, taking some time away and helping friends Katie Fox and Rob Tacoma with a private job. Hoping to relax, Andreas is now the only hope these two young men have of surviving their misadventure. But Mexico is a big country and, before anything else, Dewey has to find the missing boys. Even then, it's a race against the clock, with a highly-trained group of vicious men waiting at the other end. An original Dewey Andreas short story by bestseller Ben Coes.


Dead man running / Steve Hamilton.

Alex McKnight--hero of Steve Hamilton's bestselling, award-winning, and beloved private eye series--is back in a high-stakes, nail-biting thriller, facing the most dangerous enemy he's ever encountered.On the Mediterranean Sea, a vacationer logs onto the security camera feed from his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Something about his living room seems not quite right--the room is bright, when he's certain he'd left the curtains closed. Rewinding through the feed, he sees an intruder. When he shifts to the bedroom camera, he sees the dead body.Martin T. Livermore is the key suspect in the abduction and murder of at least five women, but he's never been this sloppy before. When the FBI finally catches him in Scottsdale, he declares he'll only talk to one person: a retired police officer from Detroit, now a private investigator living in the tiny town of Paradise, Michigan. A man named Alex McKnight.Livermore means nothing to McKnight, but it soon becomes clear McKnight means something to Livermore. . . and that Livermore's capture was only the beginning of an elaborate, twisted plot with McKnight at the center. In a hunt that will take him across the country and to the edge of his limits, McKnight fights to stop a vicious killer before he can exact his ultimate revenge. And his grand finale will cut closer to home than he ever could have imagined.


Bad man : a novel / Dathan Auerbach.

Bad man : a novel / Dathan Auerbach.
Reddit horror sensation Dathan Auerbach delivers a devilishly dark novel about a young boy who goes missing, and the brother who won't stop looking for him.Eric disappeared when he was three years old. Ben only looked away for a second at the grocery store, but that was all it took. His brother was gone. Vanished right into the sticky air of the Florida Panhandle. They say you've only got a couple days to find a missing person. Forty-eight hours to conduct searches, knock on doors, and talk to witnesses. Two days to tear the world apart if there's any chance of putting yours back together. That's your window.That window closed five years ago, leaving Ben's life in ruins. He still looks for his brother. Still searches while his stepmother sits and waits and whispers for Eric, refusing to leave the house that Ben's father can no longer afford. Now twenty and desperate for work, Ben takes a night stock job at the only place that will have him: the store that blinked Eric out of existence.Ben can feel that there's something wrong there. With the people. With his boss. With the graffitied baler that shudders and moans and beckons. There's something wrong with the air itself. He knows he's in the right place now. That the store has much to tell him. So, he keeps searching. Keeps looking for his baby brother, while missing the most important message of all. That he should have stopped looking.


Presumption of guilt / Terri Blackstock.

Presumption of guilt /  Terri Blackstock.
In this abridged audio download of Book 4 in the Sun Coast Chronicles, Beth Wright, a newspaper reporter in St. Claire, faces the horror and shame of her own past -- as well as threats to her own life -- as she investigates abuses in a children's home.


Josh and Hazel's guide to not dating / Christina Lauren.

Josh and Hazel's guide to not dating /  Christina Lauren.
The New York Times bestselling romance It Girls (Kirkus) bring you a hilarious, sexy romance about love perpetually unrequited (and denied), in the vein of their Roomies and Beautiful Bastard.Foul-mouthed, quirky, sharp-as-a-whip Hazel never thought she would win the heart of her gorgeous college TA, Josh. And, in fact, she didn't. But what a difference ten years can make. Well...ten years, and a lot of legwork.


The curvy tree / by Chris Colfer ; illustrated by Brandon Dorman.

The curvy tree /  by Chris Colfer ; illustrated by Brandon Dorman.
The debut picture book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris ColferOnce upon a time, there was a little girl who didn't quite fit in. When she runs away, she happens upon a curvy tree who helps her understand the importance of being different! This picture book stands alone, but also plays an important role in the Land of Stories series--making this a must-have book for fans and new readers alike!


Letter from Birmingham jail / Martin Luther King, Jr.

Letter from Birmingham jail /  Martin Luther King, Jr.
April 16th. The year is 1963. Birmingham, Alabama has had a spring of non-violent protests known as the Birmingham Campaign, seeking to draw attention to the segregation against blacks by the city government and downtown retailers. The organizers longed to create a non-violent tension so severe that the powers that be would be forced to address the rampant racism head on. Recently arrested was Martin Luther King, Jr. It is there in that jail cell that he writes this letter; on the margins of a newspaper he pens this defense of non-violence against segregation. His accusers, though many, in this case were not the white racist leaders or retailers he protested against, but 8 white Alabama clergymen who saw him as other and as too extreme. To them and to the world he defended the notion that Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.


The garden party : a novel / Grace Dane Mazur.

The garden party : a novel / Grace Dane Mazur.
A rehearsal dinner brings together two disparate families in this sparkling, witty novel The Cohens are wildly impractical intellectuals--academics, activists, and artists. The Barlows are Wall Street Journal-reading lawyers steeped in trusts and copyrights, golf and tennis. The two families are reserved with and wary of each other, but tonight, the evening before the wedding that is supposed to unite them, they will attempt to set aside their differences over dinner in the garden. As Celia Cohen, the eminent literary critic, sets the table, her husband, Pindar, would much rather be translating ancient recipes for his Babylonian cookbook than hosting this rehearsal dinner. Meanwhile, their son, Adam, the poet (and nervous groom), wonders if there is still time to simply elope. One of Adam's sisters, Naomi, a passionate but fragile social activist, refuses to leave her room, while Sara, scorpion biologist turned folklore writer, sits up on the roof mourning an imminent breakup. And Pindar's elderly mother, Leah, witnesses everything, weaving old memories into the present. The lawyers are early: patriarch Stephen Barlow and his bespangled wife, Philippa, who specializes in estates, along with Philippa's father, Nathan, hobbled by age and Lyme disease. Then come the Barlow sons William (war crimes), Cameron (intellectual property), and Barnes (the prosecutor), each with desperate wife and precocious offspring. How could their younger siblings--Eliza, the bride, an aspiring veterinarian, and her twin brother, Harry, recently expelled from divinity school--have issued from such a family? Up and down the dinner table, with its twenty-four (or is it twenty-five?) guests, unions are forming and dissolving while Pindar is trying to figure out whether time is really shaped like baklava, and off in the surrounding forest with its ancient pond different sorts of mischief will lead to a complicated series of fiascoes and miracles before the party is over. Set over the course of a single day and night, Grace Dane Mazur's brilliantly observed novel weaves an irresistible portrayal of miscommunication, secrets, and the power of love. This vital novel offers delicious echoes of Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster, and a touch of A Midsummer Night's Dream--but its magic is unique. The Garden Party is beautiful and full of life.--Claire Messud, author of The Burning Girl and The Woman Upstairs


The legend of Greg : an epic series of failures / Chris Rylander.

The legend of Greg : an epic series of failures / Chris Rylander.
A boy discovers his destiny could totally stink in this riotously funny fantasy-adventureRisk-averse Greg Belmont is content with being ordinary. He's got a friend--that's right, just one--at his fancy prep school, and a pretty cool dad (even if he is obsessed with organic soaps that smell like a mix of salted pork and Icelandic bog). The problem is, Greg isn't ordinary . . . he's actually an honest-to-goodness, fantastical Dwarf! He discovers the truth the day his dad brings home a gross new tea--one that awakens bizarre abilities in Greg. Then a murderous Bro-Troll kidnaps his dad and Greg is whisked away to the Underground, where Dwarves have lived for centuries right beneath the streets of Chicago.With the help of some awesome new friends and a talking ax, Greg learns all about the history of the Dwarves, which has been marked with tales of epic failure since the dawn of time. However, the return of the magic they once wielded means big changes are afoot, escalating tensions with the Dwarves' sworn enemy: the Elves. Brimming with humor and action, Chris Rylander's The Legend of Greg turns dwarf lore on its head, delivering an adventure readers won't be able to resist.


The antiques : a novel / Kris D'Agostino.

A rollicking tableau of life in all its messy complexity, The Antiques is a heartbreaking, nimble, laugh-out-loud funny send-up of modern family life.


The breathless / Tara Goedjen.

The breathless /  Tara Goedjen.
For fans of the dark family secrets of We Were Liars and the page-turning suspense of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, The Breathless is a haunting tale of deeply buried secrets, forbidden love, and how far some will go to bring back what's long dead. No one knows what really happened on the beach where Roxanne Cole's body was found, but her boyfriend, Cage, took off that night and hasn't been seen since. Until now. One year--almost to the day--from Ro's death, when he knocks on the door of Blue Gate Manor and asks where she is. Cage has no memory of the past twelve months. According to him, Ro was alive only the day before. Ro's sister Mae wouldn't believe him, except that something's not right. Nothing's been right in the house since Ro died. And then Mae finds the little green book. The one hidden in Ro's room. It's filled with secrets--dangerous secrets--about her family, and about Ro. And if what it says is true, then maybe, just maybe, Ro isn't lost forever. And maybe there are secrets so dark, they should never see the light of day.


The seventh element / Wendy Mass.

The seventh element /  Wendy Mass.
The action is on the page, on your device, and out of this world! This multiplatform series is part sci-fi, part eco-mystery, all action-adventure. And you don't have long to wait--six books are coming all in one year! Earth is in danger! The only thing that can save our planet are six essential elements that can fuse into a new source of clean energy. But the elements are scattered throughout the galaxy. And it's up to the Voyagers--a team of four remarkable kids and an alien--to gather them all and return to Earth. The Voyagers have made it to the last planet. If they complete this mission, they can finally go home. But they've been in space a long time, and it's starting to take its toll. When one of the crew falls deathly ill, the race back to Earth becomes even more urgent. They just have to combat fire-breathing dragons and an evil alien clone out to sabotage their every move. No big deal. At least the Voyagers have almost every element they need. Only one more to go--six elements to make the Source and save the world. So why is there a space in the Element Fuser for a seventh? Do you have what it takes to be a Voyager? Find out at VoyagersHQ.com.


Magic tree house. Mary Pope Osborne.

Two exciting Magic Tree House adventures, narrated by author Mary Pope Osborne.A BIG DAY FOR BASEBALL: Batter up! The magic tree house has whisked Jack and Annie back in time to the 1940's. They're in Brooklyn, New York for a very special baseball game. HURRICANE HEROES IN TEXAS: Jack and Annie are on a mission! When the magic tree house whisks them back to Galveston, Texas, in 1900, they find out that a big storm is coming. But even though there is rain and wind, no one believes there is any danger. As the storm grows, seawater floods the city. Now everyone needs help! Jack and Annie have a little bit of magic and a lot of hope--but will it be enough?


The first Americans / Joy Hakim.

The first Americans /  Joy Hakim.
Presents a history of early America, from the Ice Age hunters who made their way across the Bering Strait from Asia, to early explorers such as Leif Erickson, Columbus, Balboa, and Cortes.


Making thirteen colonies / by Joy Hakim.

Making thirteen colonies /  by Joy Hakim.
Presents a history of the United States, from the colonization of the New World through the middle of the eighteenth century.


Dream country / Shannon Gibney.

The heartbreaking story of five generations of young people from a single African-and-American family pursuing an elusive dream of freedom.Gut wrenching and incredible.--Sabaa Tahir #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the AshesThis novel is a remarkable achievement.--Kelly Barnhill, New York Times bestselling author and Newbery medalistBeautifully epic.--Ibi Zoboi, author American Street and National Book Award finalistDream Country begins in suburban Minneapolis at the moment when seventeen-year-old Kollie Flomo begins to crack under the strain of his life as a Liberian refugee. He's exhausted by being at once too black and not black enough for his African American peers and worn down by the expectations of his own Liberian family and community. When his frustration finally spills into violence and his parents send him back to Monrovia to reform school, the story shifts. Like Kollie, readers travel back to Liberia, but also back in time, to the early twentieth century and the point of view of Togar Somah, an eighteen-year-old indigenous Liberian on the run from government militias that would force him to work the plantations of the Congo people, descendants of the African American slaves who colonized Liberia almost a century earlier. When Togar's section draws to a shocking close, the novel jumps again, back to America in 1827, to the children of Yasmine Wright, who leave a Virginia plantation with their mother for Liberia, where they're promised freedom and a chance at self-determination by the American Colonization Society. The Wrights begin their section by fleeing the whip and by its close, they are then the ones who wield it. With each new section, the novel uncovers fresh hope and resonating heartbreak, all based on historical fact. In Dream Country, Shannon Gibney spins a riveting tale of the nightmarish spiral of death and exile connecting America and Africa, and of how one determined young dreamer tries to break free and gain control of her destiny.


Autonomy : the quest to build the driverless car and how it will reshape our world / Lawrence D. Burns with Christopher Shulgan.

Autonomy : the quest to build the driverless car and how it will reshape our world / Lawrence D. Burns with Christopher Shulgan.
A deep dive into the race to develop and perfect the driverless car--an innovation that promises to be the most disruptive change to our way of life since the smartphone--by a veteran insider of the automotive and tech worldsIn Autonomy, former GM executive and current advisor to the Google Self-Driving Car project Lawrence Burns offers a sweeping history of the race to make the driverless car a reality. In the past decade, Silicon Valley companies like Google, Tesla and Uber have positioned themselves to revolutionize the way we move around by developing driverless vehicles while traditional auto companies like General Motors, Ford, and Daimler have been fighting back by partnering by with new tech start-ups. It's not a question of whether the self-driving car will disrupt the automobile industry; it's a question of when, how, and who will win the race.With the first driverless car likely to hit markets in less than five years, Burns also looks toward the future and explains how this new technology will impact our lives--from removing the hassles of driving, parking, and refueling our cars, to eliminating 90 percent of road fatalities, drastically reducing our carbon footprint, and automating yet another segment of blue collar industries, putting more workers out of their jobs.We are on the brink of a technological revolution that promises to fundamentally change how we interact with our world. A chronicle of the past, diagnosis of the present, and prediction of the future, Autonomy is the ultimate guide to understanding the driverless car and to navigating the revolution it sparks.


If You Love Me : A Mother's Journey Through Her Daughter's Opioid Addiction / by Maureen Cavanagh.

If You Love Me : A Mother's Journey Through Her Daughter's Opioid Addiction / by Maureen Cavanagh.
This program is read by the author and includes a bonus interview. Maureen Cavanagh's gripping audiobook memoir is the story of a mother who suddenly finds herself on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic as her daughter battles--and ultimately reckons with--substance use disorder. Fast-paced and heartwarming, devastating and redemptive, Maureen's incredible odyssey into the opioid crisis--first as a parent, then as an advocate--is ultimately a deeply moving mother-daughter story. When Maureen and her ex-husband Mike see their daughter Katie's needle track marks for the first time, it is a complete shock. But, slowly, the drug use explains everything--Katie's constant exhaustion, erratic moods, and all those spoons that have gone missing from the house. Once Mike and Maureen get Katie into detox, Maureen goes to sleep that night hoping that in 48 hours she'll have her daughter back. It's not that simple.Like the millions of parents and relatives all over the country--some of whom she has helped through her nonprofit organization--Maureen learns that recovery is neither straightforward nor brief. She fights to save Katie's life, breaking down doors on the seedy side of town with Mike, kidnapping Katie outside a convenience store, and battling the taboo around substance use disorder in her picturesque New England town. Maureen is launched into the shadowy world of overcrowded, for-profit rehabilitation centers that often prey on worried parents. As Katie runs away from one program after another, never outrunning her pain, Maureen realizes that even while she becomes an expert on getting countless men and women into detox and treatment centers, she remains powerless to save her own daughter. If You Love Me: A Mother's Journey Through Her Daughter's Opioid Addiction brings the opioid crisis out of the shadows and into the house next door.


50 ways to get a job : an unconventional guide to finding work on your terms / Dev Aujla.

A new personalized way to find the perfect job-while staying calm during the processYou are so much more than a resume or job application, but how can you communicate that to your potential employer? You need to learn to ask the right questions, stop using job sites, and start doing the work that actually counts. Based on information gained from over 400,000 individuals who have used these exercises, this book reveals career expert Dev Aujla's tried-and-tested method for job seekers at every stage of their career. Filled with anecdotes and advice from professionals ranging from a wilderness guide to an architect, it includes quick-step exercises that help you avoid the common pitfalls of navigating a modern career. Whether you've just decided to start the hunt or you're gearing up for a big interview, 50 Ways to Get a Job will keep you poised, on-track, and motivated right up to landing your dream career.


The Person You Mean to Be : How Good People Fight Bias / by Dolly Chugh.

The Person You Mean to Be : How Good People Fight Bias / by Dolly Chugh.
Foreword by Laszlo Bock, the bestselling author of Work Rules! and former Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google.An inspiring guide from Dolly Chugh, an award-winning social psychologist at the New York University Stern School of Business, on how to confront difficult issues including sexism, racism, inequality, and injustice so that you can make the world (and yourself) better.Many of us believe in equality, diversity, and inclusion. But how do we stand up for those values in our turbulent world? The Person You Mean to Be is the smart, semi-bold person's guide to fighting for what you believe in.Dolly reveals the surprising causes of inequality, grounded in the psychology of good people. Using her research findings in unconscious bias as well as work across psychology, sociology, economics, political science, and other disciplines, she offers practical tools to respectfully and effectively talk politics with family, to be a better colleague to people who don't look like you, and to avoid being a well-intentioned barrier to equality. Being the person we mean to be starts with a look at ourselves.She argues that the only way to be on the right side of history is to be a good-ish--rather than good--person. Good-ish people are always growing. Second, she helps you find your ordinary privilege--the part of your everyday identity you take for granted, such as race for a white person, sexual orientation for a straight person, gender for a man, or education for a college graduate. This part of your identity may bring blind spots, but it is your best tool for influencing change. Third, Dolly introduces the psychological reasons that make it hard for us to see the bias in and around us. She leads you from willful ignorance to willful awareness. Finally, she guides you on how, when, and whom, to engage (and not engage) in your workplaces, homes, and communities. Her science-based approach is a method any of us can put to use in all parts of our life.Whether you are a long-time activist or new to the fight, you can start from where you are. Through the compelling stories Dolly shares and the surprising science she reports, Dolly guides each of us closer to being the person we mean to be.


The fighters : Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq / C.J. Chivers.

The fighters : Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq / C.J. Chivers.
Unflinching, insightful, and humane. I can think of no other book that takes as its charge so ambitious a goal: to take the full measure of America's wars in this new century. A landmark work.--Doug Stanton, New York Times bestselling author of Horse Soldiers and In Harm's Way Pulitzer Prize winner C.J. Chivers' unvarnished account of modern combat, told through the eyes of the fighters who have waged America's longest wars.More than 2.7 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001. C.J. Chivers reported from both wars from their beginnings. The Fighters vividly conveys the physical and emotional experience of war as lived by six combatants: a fighter pilot, a corpsman, a scout helicopter pilot, a grunt, an infantry officer, and a Special Forces sergeant. Chivers captures their courage, commitment, sense of purpose, and ultimately their suffering, frustration, and moral confusion as new enemies arise and invasions give way to counterinsurgency duties for which American forces were often not prepared. The Fighters is a tour de force, a portrait of modern warfare that parts from slogans to do for American troops what Stephen Ambrose did for the G.I.s of World War II and Michael Herr for the grunts in Vietnam. Told with the empathy and understanding of an author who is himself an infantry veteran, The Fighters presents the long arc of two wars.


Jerk, California / by Jonathan Friesen.

Jerk, California /  by Jonathan Friesen.
Plagued by Tourette's syndrome and a stepfather who despises him, Sam meets an old man in his small Minnesota town who sends him on a road trip designed to help him discover the truth about his life.


Betty Ford : First Lady, women's advocate, survivor, trailblazer / Lisa McCubbin ; foreword by Susan Ford Bales.

Betty Ford : First Lady, women's advocate, survivor, trailblazer / Lisa McCubbin ; foreword by Susan Ford Bales.
An intimate and insightful biography of Betty Ford, the groundbreaking, candid, and resilient First Lady and wife of President Gerald Ford, from the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Five Presidents and Mrs. Kennedy and Me.Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer is the inspiring story of an ordinary Midwestern girl thrust onto the world stage and into the White House under extraordinary circumstances. Setting a precedent as First Lady, Betty Ford refused to be silenced by her critics as she publicly championed equal rights for women, and spoke out about issues that had previously been taboo--breast cancer, depression, abortion, and sexuality. Privately, there were signs something was wrong. After a painful intervention by her family, she admitted to an addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs. Her courageous decision to speak out publicly sparked a national dialogue, and in 1982, she co-founded the Betty Ford Center, which revolutionized treatment for alcoholism and inspired the modern concept of recovery. Lisa McCubbin also brings to light Gerald and Betty Ford's sweeping love story: from Michigan to the White House, until their dying days, their relationship was that of a man and woman utterly devoted to one another other--a relationship built on trust, respect, and an unquantifiable chemistry. Based on intimate in-depth interviews with all four of her children, Susan Ford Bales, Michael Ford, Jack Ford, and Steven Ford, as well as family friends, and colleagues, Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer is a deeply personal, empathic portrait of an outspoken First Lady, who was first and foremost a devoted wife and mother. With poignant details and rare insight, McCubbin reveals a fiercely independent woman who had a lively sense of humor, unwavering faith, and an indomitable spirit--the true story behind one of the most admired and influential women of our time.


Rage becomes her : the power of women's anger / by Soraya L. Chemaly.

Rage becomes her : the power of women's anger / by Soraya L. Chemaly.
How many women cry when angry because we've held it in for so long? How many discover that anger turned inward is depression? Soraya Chemaly's Rage Becomes Her will be good for women, and for the future of this country. After all, women have a lot to be angry about.--Gloria Steinem A transformative book urging twenty-first century-women to embrace their anger and harness it as a tool for lasting personal and societal change. Women are angry, and it isn't hard to figure out why. We are underpaid and overworked. Too sensitive, or not sensitive enough. Too dowdy or too made-up. Too big or too thin. Sluts or prudes. We are harassed, told we are asking for it, and asked if it would kill us to smile. Yes, yes it would. Contrary to the rhetoric of popular self-help and an entire lifetime of being told otherwise, our rage is one of the most important resources we have, our sharpest tool against both personal and political oppression. We've been told for so long to bottle up our anger, letting it corrode our bodies and minds in ways we don't even realize. Yet our anger is a vital instrument, our radar for injustice and a catalyst for change. On the flip side, the societal and cultural belittlement of our anger is a cunning way of limiting and controlling our power. We are so often told to resist our rage or punished for justifiably expressing it, yet how many remarkable achievements in this world would never have gotten off the ground without the kernel of anger that fueled them? Rage Becomes Her makes the case that anger is not what gets in our way, it is our way, sparking a new understanding of one of our core emotions that will give women a liberating sense of why their anger matters and connect them to an entire universe of women no longer interested in making nice at all costs. Following in the footsteps of classic feminist manifestos like The Feminine Mystique and Our Bodies, Ourselves, Rage Becomes Her is an eye-opening book for the twenty-first century woman: an engaging, accessible credo offering us the tools to re-understand our anger and harness its power to create lasting positive change.


They fought alone : the true story of the Starr brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-occupied France / Charles Glass.

Highly detailed and fast-paced, Charles Glass's They Fought Alone is a must-read for those whose passion is the Resistance literature of World War II.--Alan Furst, author of A Hero of FranceFrom the bestselling author of Americans in Paris and The Deserters, the astounding story of Britain's Special Operations Executive, one of World War II's most important secret fighting forcesAs far as the public knew, Britain's Special Operations Executive (SOE) did not exist. After the defeat of the French Army and Britain's retreat from the Continent in June 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill created the top-secret espionage operation to set Europe ablaze. The agents infiltrated Nazi-occupied territory, parachuting behind enemy lines and hiding in plain sight, quietly but forcefully recruiting, training, and arming local French résistants to attack the German war machine. SOE would not only change the course of the war, but the nature of combat itself. Of the many brave men and women conscripted, two Anglo-American recruits, the Starr brothers, stood out to become legendary figures to the guerillas, assassins, and saboteurs they led.While both brothers were sent across the channel to organize against the Germans, their fates in war could hardly have been more different. Captain George Starr commanded networks of résistants in southwest France, cutting German communications, destroying weapons factories, and delaying the arrival of Nazi troops to Normandy by seventeen days after D-Day. Younger brother Lieutenant John Starr laid groundwork for resistance in the Burgundy countryside until he was betrayed, captured, tortured, and imprisoned by the Nazis in France and sent to a series of concentration camps in Germany and Austria. Feats of boldness and bravado were many, but appalling scandals, including George's supposed torture and execution of Nazis prisoners, and John's alleged collaboration with his German captors, overshadowed them all. At the war's end, Britain, France, and the United States awarded both brothers medals for heroism, and George would become one of only three among thousands of SOE operatives to achieve the rank of colonel. Yet, their battle honors did little to allay postwar allegations against them, and when they returned to England, their government accused both brothers of heinous war crimes.Here, for the first time, is the story of one of the great clandestine organizations of World War II, and of two heroic brothers whose ordeals during and after the war challenged the accepted myths of Britain's wartime resistance in occupied France. Written with complete and unrivaled access to only recently declassified documents from Britain's SOE files, French archives, family letters, diaries, and court records, along with interviews from surviving wartime Resistance fighters, They Fought Alone is a real-life thriller. Renowned journalist and war correspondent Charles Glass exposes a dramatic tale of spies, sabotage, and the daring men and women who risked everything to change the course of World War II.


Robert B. Parker's Colorblind / by Reed Farrel Coleman.

Police detective Jesse Stone returns in the newest novel in Robert B. Parker's New York Times-bestselling series, and his newest case hits right at the heart of the Paradise police force.Jesse Stone is back on the job after a stint at rehab, and the road to recovery is immediately made bumpy by a series of disturbing and apparently racially motivated crimes, beginning with the murder of an African-American female tourist. Then, Jesse's own deputy Alisha--the first black woman to join the police force in Paradise's history--becomes the target of a sophisticated frame-up. As he and his team work tirelessly to unravel the truth, he has to wonder if this is just one part of an even grander plot, one with an end game more destructive than any of them can imagine.At the same time, a mysterious young man named Cole rolls into town with a chip on his shoulder and a problem with authority--namely, Jesse. Yet, something about the angry twenty-something appeals to Jesse, and he takes Cole under his wing. But there's more to him than meets the eye, and his secrets might change Jesse's life forever.


From colonies to country / by Joy Hakim.

From colonies to country /  by Joy Hakim.
Presents a history of the United States, from the French and Indian War to the Constitutional Convention.


Donors : an agent Jade Monroe FBI Thriller / C.M. Sutter.

“Editorial ReviewIn this chilling addition to the Agent Jade Monroe FBI Thriller Series, Jade and her partner, J.T., are called on to help with an Indiana case that reeks of the macabre. Women’s bodies are being found frozen and drained of blood, and investigators think that cults and vampire wannabes may be responsible. Lead after lead turns up fruitless until the frustrated agents finally get the break they’ve been looking for, all building to a stunning conclusion that will leave them—and readers—dumbfounded.” Angela M., Editor, Red Adept EditingIt’s the dead of winter, and FBI Agents Jade Monroe and J.T. Harper are asked to assist the Gary, Indiana, police force in a possible serial killer case that has everyone stumped.A body, frozen stiff and drained of blood, is found by children playing near an old quarry. Several weeks later, a second body is discovered in an abandoned house, and the manner of death is identical. The agents race to Gary when word of a third victim comes in.With no clues and multiple frozen bodies, the agents have no idea when these women died or what the FBI is facing, yet the body count rises and the manner of death remains the same. Jade wonders whether they’re heading into the dark, unknown world of the occult, a place she knows nothing about—and has no desire to.The most well-known occult leader in the area is in their sights and currently their only lead. Are the agents and local law enforcement heading down the wrong path? The final blindside shakes Jade to her core and leaves the entire police force stunned.Note: All Jade Monroe books are standalone stories but since characters carry over, they are best read in chronological order.Series One - Detective Jade Monroe Crime Thriller Series#1 Maniacal#2 Captive#3 Fallacy#4 Premonition#5 ExposedNote: The Jade Monroe FBI Thriller books follow on the heels of the conclusion of Exposed, Book 5 in the Detective Jade Monroe Crime Thriller Series. Series Two – Agent Jade Monroe FBI Thriller Series#1 Snapped#2 Justified#3 Donors


Critical Intelligence / Mandy M. Roth.

When loyalties are questioned and bonds forged, the Immortal Ops find themselves fighting a war to guard not only their secrets, but their lives as well. Missy Carter leads a rather boring, overworked life as a system analyst for the State Department or rather, that's what she lets everyone believe. In reality her life is anything but boring. As a Shadow Agent with the Paranormal Security and Intelligence, she's seen and done it all. Intelligence is her specialty, assassination is her hobby. The only problem is that the things she spies on don't die easily. In fact, some of them were dead to begin with. She's learned to handle anything life can throw at her. That is until the biggest paramilitary pain her backside shows up again. Lucky for him, he's good looking. Roi Majors, wolf-shifter and second in command of the I-Ops, is having a hard time believing that Intel can only get half the information needed to bring down an underground ring of vampires with big-spending backers who are hell-bent on creating a race of supernaturals with multiple strands of DNA in them. When he finds himself paired with the one woman in the world who seems immune to his self-proclaimed charms, he can't wait to see her to safety and then bid her good riddance. He never counted on falling in love with her. And he sure in the hell never counted on her claiming to be an agent with a branch of the government no human should know about.


Gia and the Blast from the Past : The Gustafson Girls, #4 / Becky Doughty.

When Gia comes face to face with a past she didn't know she had, will she learn to trust in a future she can’t control?MEET GEORGIA GUSTAFSONGia Gustafson is officially coming of age... but now what? She feels like she's standing still, while everything—and everyone—around her is moving at lightning speed. Her best friend, Ricky Zander, is acting like a stranger, her grandparents have grown old almost overnight, and her sisters have all found their happily-ever-afters.Once again, she’s the odd Gustafson Girl out.Then there's Angela Clinton, the girl who plowed her el Camino into the side of Paul and Simone Gustafson's car when Gia was only four. After spending most of her adult life in jail, Angela is finally coming home, and she wants to make amends with the four sisters she made orphans so many years ago.As if life wasn't confusing enough, the gorgeous new guy at work is doing his best to sweep Gia off her feet, and Ricky is having none of it.So when a stranger she’d recognize anywhere shows up unannounced on her doorstep, Gia isn’t so sure she’s ready to grow up after all.MEET THE GUSTAFSON GIRLS When Paul and Simone Gustafson are killed by a drunk driver, the lives of their daughters change irrevocably. Although raised by loving grandparents, it's the G-FOURce--the Gustafson Four Sisters Club--that binds them together when their differences would tear them apart. All grown up now, Juliette has become the quintessential doormat, Renata, the self-appointed matriarchal figure. Phoebe is, at least according to Renata, borderline narcissistic, and Gia is on the verge of a major identity crisis. And now, Angela Clinton, the senior class darling who drove her cherry black 1970 el Camino into the side of their parents' car on the night of Juliette's high school graduation, is back in town and looking for restoration. Will the G-FOURce be strong enough to hold the sisters together as they step into the eye of the storm that's been brewing for the last sixteen years? Will they finally be able to let go of the past and embrace the future, no matter what it holds?Note: The Gustafson Girls series is Women's Fiction/Christian Romance written from a Christian world view.


Nudes : a Hollywood Romance / Sarah Robinson.

Praised by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely, as Passionate, emotional and uplifting!, contemporary romance author Sarah Robinson brings readers a new standalone novel set in the glamorous hills of Hollywood and tackling challenging themes like the intersection of sexuality and female empowerment.Ben Lawson is making a comeback...After a few tabloid headlines, they think they know me. They don't know a damn thing. As CEO of a movie production company, I'll show them who I really am when we hit it big at the box office. My ex thought her smear tactics would ruin me, but I'm unbreakable. Rising from the debris, I swore I'd never let a woman distract me like that again. But then, my leading actress walked on the set and changed everything.Seductive, sexy, and unapologetic, Aria Rose could break me. I wanted to help her, protect her...love her. Instead, I destroyed her.Aria Rose is baring it all....I knew better. I knew not to trust another Hollywood heartthrob with a reputation like his. He was my boss and became my ruin. I should have stayed far away from him. Ben Lawson promised me the world. He even promised me his heart. But he destroyed everything--my heart, my career, us. Praise for NUDESPassionate, emotional and uplifting! - Lauren Blakely, #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorFavorited on Twitter. Yes, really. - Actor Chad Michael Murray This book is exactly what I needed - a perfect blend of sex, passion, glamour, and Hollywood. I loved it! - Alessandra Torre, New York Times bestselling author of many award-winning novels, including Hollywood Dirt, soon to be a motion picture. Sarah Robinson will take you on an emotional and gripping ride with Nudes. One of the best books I've read in 2017. - New York Times Bestselling Author Kelly Elliott Heartfelt, sensual, and unapologetic, this romance will have you gobbling the pages until the wrenching dark moment and happy-sighing at the swoon-worthy resolution. - Kate Meader, USA Today Bestselling Author Robinson delivers sweet heat to the jaded town of Tinsel in NUDES, blending the relationship's fun newness with family and friends while taking on a hot-button issue. - Bestselling Author Jessica LemmonNudes is an intriguing adaptation of an epic love story with new age tribulations. A must-read for romance addicts! - Bestselling Author Jennifer FoorA hot, sexy, and addictive romance with a message that needs to be heard. Just the kind of book I like! - BJ Harvey, USA Today Bestselling Author Hot sex, a love story that tugged at my heart, and a socially conscious message that advocates for women everywhere. - Kim Loraine, Author of the Golden Beach novelsDisclaimer: This novel is for 18+ years old due to sexual content. This is the first novel in a series of Hollywood Romance standalones, titled EXPOSED.


A Chili Death : The Classic Diner Mystery Series, Book 1 / Jessica Beck.

Temporary Sale! A Brand New Mystery Series from New York Times Bestselling Author Jessica Beck, author of The Donut Shop Mysteries! Husband and wife team Greg and Victoria run The Charming Moose Diner in Jasper Fork, North Carolina, along with the rest of her extended family. Greg's in the kitchen at the grill while Victoria runs the register and takes care of any trouble that comes their way, something that happens all too often. When a stranger shows up one day and tells Victoria that he owns the land the diner was built on, there's a scramble to dig up secrets from the past that lead into the present.


Bad Billionaire / Julie Kriss.

I’m no one. A mechanic. A getaway driver. A thief. I was born on the streets, and I like it rough — life, sex, everything. My job is dirty. My past is dirty. So is my future. Until I get out of prison and discover I’ve inherited a billion dollars. I’m not a good billionaire. I don’t care about penthouses, fancy dinners, or private jets. I don’t care about life and death. Hell, I don’t even care about money. I’m willing to spend every penny of it on one thing. Find the woman who gave me one unforgettable night before I went down. The woman who is too good for me. The woman I can never have. Find her. Get revenge on the man that hurt her. And make her mine.


Cooper / Juliana Stone.

He runs..she hides... Most of America think they have Cooper Simon figured out--he's the playboy with no morals and a taste for married women. Cooper's fine with that because he's got secrets he'd rather keep buried. Who knew that spending a few months in Fisherman's Landing would screw with his head. Or meeting a woman unlike any he's met before, would be the key to unraveling all of his secrets...and maybe his heart. After a horrific accident Morgan Campbell is grateful to be alive. So what if her life didn't turn out the way it was supposed to? She lives quietly and keeps to herself. But meeting the most arrogant, infuriating, and sexy man will turn her world upside down. Because not only is Cooper Simon out of her league, he'd never be interested in someone like her. Can she be brave enough to step out of the box and reclaim the woman she once was? Or is she doomed to live in the shadows forever#x0;--Page [4] of cover.


A Royal Christmas : Featuring Waiting for a Duke Like You and A Prince in Her Stocking / Shana Galen.

Two hot heroes to keep you warm on the long winter nights...Waiting for a Duke Like YouThere’s no such thing as the perfect hero…Nathan Cauley, Duke of Wyndover, is so handsome ladies swoon—but Nathan doesn’t want a fawning miss for his duchess. Then he stumbles upon a filthy young woman sleeping under a bridge, and his protective instincts are raised. When he recognizes her as the woman he loved years before, he’s determined to win back her heart.Or is there?Princess Vivienne is the last of the royal family of Glynaven. Vivienne is all alone and on the run when the Duke of Wyndover comes to her rescue. Vivienne barely remembers meeting him years before, and wonders if he is any more than a pretty face. But when the assassins return, Nathan might just prove to be the man Vivienne’s been waiting for.A Prince in Her StockingWhen it’s cold outside…Prince Lucien of Glynaven spends the cold winter days in a small bookshop, searching for a book that's the key to saving his life. When Lady Cassandra Ashbrooke comes in to shop, her lovely face is almost enough to make him give up his search. But when assassins track him, he must end the budding romance and abandon his last chance at ever reclaiming his identity.A prince is just the man to make Christmas a little more cozy.When the widowed Lady Cassandra catches a glimpse of an attractive man in her favorite bookshop, she decides to meet him, hoping to add a small spark of excitement into her dull life. Soon the prince’s kisses are more passionate than Cass can imagine. But with danger closing in on all sides, is it too late for a holiday miracle?**These novellas were previously published in the anthologies Dancing in the Duke's Arms and Christmas in Duke Street.**


Passion's Training / Devyn Douglas.

What happens in The Brigade stays in The Brigade…Viviana Marks crashes the annual Brigade masquerade with one mission—submitting to Chief of Security, Stryker. She isn’t about to pass up this opportunity to dabble in her BDSM fantasies with one of the best Doms around.Returning from a mission, Lance is surprised to discover an unknown woman posing as a former submissive of his. Curious, he assists Stryker in taking control of the sweet bundle of curves, sensuality and attitude.Viviana soon finds herself in a two-week training session with the two men, who are determined to unleash her darkest desires and awaken a need she’s ignored too long. When the time draws near to decide whether to continue her journey of sensual discovery, the true test is whether the tentative trust she’s built with the two Doms is enough to overcome her bitter past.Author's Note: This is a reedited, previously published work


Flash storm / Jill Shalvis.

Flash storm /  Jill Shalvis.
A sexy firefighter gets a second chance with his first love. Sam Reed--firefighter and volunteer for Search And Rescue--is the definition of fit: sculpted muscles, hard abs and the ability to stride into any blaze. But he's about to walk into a fire that even he might not be able to put out. And its name is Sara. Sara, his ex-girlfriend. The Sara he'd proposed to one day only to find out the next that she'd bailed and moved to Paris. Without a word. Now she's back. And on their mountain. Heading for their spot. But without a guide and in the middle of a wicked storm, she's headed for disaster. Unless he can rescue her. Rescue them both.


Can't catch me : and other twice-told tales / Michael Cadnum.

Can't catch me : and other twice-told tales / Michael Cadnum.
This collection of deftly rearranged myths and fairy tales, including six original stories, rekindles the excitement of adored childhood adventures. National Endowment for the Arts recipient Michael Cadnum creates twice-told narratives revealed through their supporting casts, from the protective giantess at the top of the beanstalk to an extremely bratty Gingerbread Man.


Miracles for Nick / Holly Jacobs.

Miracles for Nick /  Holly Jacobs.
The fairies are determined to find Nick Aaronson his true love. And they're not taking 'no' for an answer...Nick Aaronson is practical, realistic, and a little cynical. He's a lawyer who believes in logic, the law...but definitely not fairies. Unfortunately for Nick, Myrtle, Fern, and Blossom believe in him.Glory Chambers is divorced, discouraged, and disheartened. She's desperate for a little good luck, and gets it when she learns that a long lost aunt has left her a diner. Finally, things are starting to look up...until she unwittingly hires the fairies--who are immediately sued!Who do you get to represent three fairies in a civil suit? Nick Aaronson, the best lawyer in Erie, PA, of course! Thrown together in a trial of mythical proportions, Glory and Nick draw closer, despite their differences.But Myrtle, Fern, and Blossom aren't faring as well. With their reputations in ruins and their confidence at an all-time low, do they even have what it takes to pull off a...Miracle For Nick?I recommend Miracles for Nick for anyone looking for a light and comic romance to brighten an otherwise dreary day. It should work miracles! -PNR Reviews...there is no way you can read this trilogy and not have a lift to your spirit and a smile on your face. -Romance Reviews TodayMs. Jacobs delivers endearing characters with a joyful sense of fun. 4 STARS -Romantic Times


No One Ever Taught Me How to Learn : How to Unlock Your Learning Potential and Become Unstoppable / I. C. Robledo.

Go from Poor Learner to Pro-Learner Without Buying into the Many MythsImagine that there was a way to improve your ability to learn, so that you could move toward your goals faster. Think what would happen if you didn’t have to struggle so much to get little result, and that you could make great progress for the effort you put in.Internationally bestselling author I. C. Robledo collected information from a wide range of sources to show you what you need to know about learning. Realize that learning is a skill that can be improved. If you master this skill, it can help you make progress in many other areas. Inside, you will discover:The most effective study technique that few students actually useHow slower learners are often underestimated, and can surpass expectationsWhat we can learn from the fun and curiosity children bring to learningWhy knowing your motivation and purpose is key when learning something newWhat type of learner you are: exploratory generalist, project tackler, or curriculum developerUnderstand how learning works, and use it to your advantage with No One Ever Taught Me How to Learn. Pick up your copy today by scrolling to the top of the page and clicking BUY NOW.


Promises Remembered / Jude Pittman.

He is haunted by a mistake he can't forget. In Ryan McKenna's rookie year on the police force, he made an error in judgment that nearly cost a teenaged girl her life. He quit the force, spent half a decade living life from the bottom of a bottle and trying to forget the past. Eventually he sobered up, became a private investigator and worked to build a successful security business. But through the years he never forgot the girl with the China Blue eyes. She is haunted by a past she can't remember. When she was fifteen, Kayla woke from a coma with no recollection of the brutal attack that had landed her in the hospital. After three years in a state orphanage, she went to a community college in Upstate New York and never returned to the City. She supports herself as an artist but her troubling images reflect the awful memories locked in her mind. Together, they must work to unlock the past. When the man who attacked Kayla is released from prison, Ryan tracks her down to warn her. But Kayla still suffers from amnesia. To keep her safe, he insinuates himself into her life. But he didn't count on the passionate attraction between them. Finally, an amnesia story told where the victim has chosen to move on with their life and to embrace the world she knows. A great read. In his early years on the force, Ryan makes a mistake that he has now lived with for ten years. Now that the prisoner has been paroled, Ryan feels he needs to watch over the victim. Only she has amnesia, doesn't remember him, doesn't remember the evening her life changed, and doesn't remember anything of that life. A fast a easy read. So good to read a Kat Attalla book again. ̃ 5 Stars, K, Amazon I love all of Kat Attalla's books, but Promises Remembered is exceptional. Heartfelt and deeply emotional--I could not put it down ̃ 5 Stars, Elf, Amazon Verified Purchase


Dancing Backward in Paradise : Southern Fiction for Women / Vera Jane Cook.

Life for Grace Place is all about sucking on meat jerkys and Lenny Bean, her handsome lover. However, Grace's mother has loftier plans for her daughter. She insists that Grace save her money and move to New York City so she can find fame and fortune as an actress. Grace works as a cleaning lady for wealthy Betty Ann Houseman so she can pool her pennies for the trip north. Betty Ann has a passion for men more pronounced than her overbite, and it isn't long before she's parting the sheets for Lenny Bean. But just before Grace leaves Hixson,Tennessee for New York City, she uncovers an insidious plot: the Bean family is trying to steal Betty Ann's estate. Without being able to help Betty Ann, Grace flees to New York, where she faces her darkest hours. In a world of surprises, Grace truly discovers paradise.


Emotional Manipulation Tactics : 35 Covert Tactics Manipulators Use To Control Relationships / Tess Binder.

Don’t Give Manipulators The Chance To Control Your Life.Identify Their Covert Tactics And Put A Stop To It Now!Emotional Manipulation is deadly: it is very subtle, takes a lot of time and slowly creeps into a relationship until you wake up one day to realize you have become fearful and feel unworthy, emotionally needing, unlovable, insignificant, untrusting and undeserving. And the pathetic thing is you are too afraid to leave!Covert emotional manipulation is a deceptive and abusive form of exercising control in relationships. It occurs when a person uses underhanded methods to change the other person’s thinking, behavior and perceptions for the purpose of gaining power and control. It’s really is pathetic for no one deserves to be treated this way. This precious little book contains 35 covert tactics manipulators use and how you can identify them in your daily life and put a stop to it. Through this book, you will gain the knowledge and strength you need to assess and leave your situation to find true happiness.Once you learn the underhanded mind games manipulators use, you will be able to liberate yourself from emotional abuse and control and no one will be able to toy with your sense of self-worth and emotional well being ever again!Buy This Book And Spot The Warning Signs Today!


Waiting for a Miracle : One Mother's Journey to Unshakable Faith / Cyndi Peterson.

Waiting for a Miracle : One Mother's Journey to Unshakable Faith / Cyndi Peterson.
One doctor's journey of faith to save her two terminally ill baby girls.Cyndi Peterson was a successful physician, wife and mother who had everything she ever dreamed of--yet true peace continued to elude her. Her quest leads her to Medjugorje, where Mary the Mother of God is reported to appear daily. After returning home newly committed to her faith, she faces every mother's deepest fear. Her newborn baby Kelly is terminally ill.Upon learning her next baby, Sarah, has the same diagnosis, Cyndi struggles to understand why God has asked this of her. How God moves in her life and answers her prayers will both surprise you and deepen your faith.


Cold blooded / Toni Anderson.

Searching for the truth... Disgraced investigative journalist Pip West is devastated when she discovers her best friend's body face-down in a tranquil lake. When cops and federal agents determine that her friend overdosed then drowned, Pip knows they're mistaken and intends to prove it. Special Agent Hunt Kincaid doesn't trust journalists and has no patience for Pip's delusions, especially since her meddling could reveal why the FBI is interested in her friend's last days. The dead scientist worked at the cutting edge of vaccine research and might have a connection to a new, weaponized, vaccine-resistant anthrax strain that just hit the black market. ...just turned deadly. Pip is thrown off her game by grief and her unexpected attraction to the handsome federal agent. Hunt battles the same unwelcome pull, determined to resist the heat that threatens to consume them both. But the more Pip digs, the closer she gets to both the sexy FBI agent, and to a bioweapons terrorist who's more than capable of cold-bloodedly sacrificing anyone who gets in his way.


The First Cut / Mary Birk.

The First Cut /  Mary Birk.
Scottish Police Superintendent Terrence Reid's race to derail the money pipeline fueling a string of deadly terrorist attacks suffers a devastating setback when his informant is brutally murdered. Reid's chief suspect, a ruthless financier, always seems to be one step ahead of him. After one of his men is murdered, Reid suspects he's got a traitor in own camp. When Reid's beautiful young wife becomes deeply embroiled in the investigation, things get dangerously personal.The First Cut, the second book in the Terrence Reid/Anne Michaels series, won the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Award in the mystery/suspense category in 2014.


Fortune on Moon Lake / Amy Gamet.

Melanie Addario has a secret admirer, a second chance at love she never thought she'd have. She also has a new job at a local winery working for Rafael Delacruz, making her wonder if she's finally t at certifiably crazy. Everyone in town still talks about Rafael and his arrival in Moon Lake years before under sketchy circumstances, and something about the way he looks right through Melanie gives her the willies. Rafael knows he doesn't belong in Moon Lake, wedged between the wealthy tourists and heirloom families with streets that match their last names, just like Melanie doesn't belong working by his side in the hot sun at Crescent Moon, where he gets to talk to her but isn't allowed to touch. And oh, how he's wanted to touch that smooth, golden flesh, since long before that Army boyfriend of hers up and walked away. A man would have to be crazy to leave Melanie. The past has a way of coming back home, and Melanie and Rafael each have a great deal to lose. When someone sabotages operations at the vineyard, Rafael's plans for the business and his hopes for a relationship with Melanie are suddenly put in jeopardy. Can they find a way to be together when life would pull them apart?


Earth Angels / Gerald Petievich.

Earth Angels /  Gerald Petievich.
Detective Sergeant Jose Stepanovich and his elite tactical team were the toughest cops in the Los Angeles police force, handed the toughest jobs, like going up against the city's most vicious criminal element - the street gangs of East L.A. But somewhere along the lines the cops broke a few rules, turning a job into a personal vendetta, and suddenly it wasn't only the gangs they were fighting.


Close Quarters / Lucy Monroe.

Close Quarters /  Lucy Monroe.
Opposites Attract.If They Don't Combust First.To some, he is an assassin. To others, he's merely the man who gets the job done when no one else can. Now politico-military black-ops leader Roman Chernichenko has to take out the leak in an espionage plot that could destabilize all of Africa. Nothing will distract him from his mission. Not even the deliciously appealing blonde who's awoken his deepest desires-and just happens to be his target. . .Tanya Ruston is a beautiful and brainy do-gooder-and Roman is supposed to dispose of her when all he really wants is to seduce her. Soon it's clear Tanya's no information agent-and now that his conscience has gotten the better of him, he and Tanya are on the run from the good guys and the bad. If they're going to make it out alive, Roman will have to act fast-and stop thinking about how he's going to get his feisty new charge down the aisle. . .


Overdue for Murder : Pecan Bayou, #2 / Teresa Trent.

Overdue for Murder : Pecan Bayou, #2 / Teresa Trent.
Writing Can Be Murder!Is there life on other planets? Does your love life need a boost? Do you believe in vampires? Don't you wish you were that stylish chick-lit kind of girl? All of these questions seem a little strange, but not if you are attending a book talk...When local writers present their books at the Pecan Bayou Library, one author gets a killer review. Betsy Livingston, there to talk about her own gripping book on helpful hints around the house, finds herself the prime suspect for the murder. Join Betsy in her second mystery as she tries to clear her own name in this hilarious tale of small town Texas life and murder.


Geronimo's Story of His Life.

Geronimo's Story of His Life by Apache War Chief Geronimo as taken down by Stephen M. Barrett, Superintendent of Education, Lawton Oklahoma is an autobiography by the legendary Apache Chief in his own words. Barrett had Geronimo's Apache words translated into English by another Apache, Asa Delugie, a close friend. of Geronimo. In this way Geronimo's words & meanings are genuine & not interpreted by a white man with his own agenda.Geronimo 1829-1909 was a prominent leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for several decades during the Apache Wars because of their expansion into Apache tribal lands. Though outnumbered, Geronimo fought against both Mexican and United States troops from 1858 to 1886 and became famous for his daring exploits and numerous escapes from capture. At the end of his military career, he led a small band of 36 men, women, and children. They evaded thousands of Mexican and American troops for over a year, making him the most famous Native American of the time and earning him the title of the worst Indian who ever lived among the area's white settlers.In this book Geronimo, in his own words, recounts the story of his exciting life as referenced above. He also relates some of the Apache laws, customs, & religious rituals making this a valuable first-hand, eyewitness account of Apache Tribal life. Readers can also decide for themselves if Geronimo was treated fairly by the government after his surrender or not.A short book of 35,200+ words, and approximately 117+ pages at 300 words per page, it also contains the illustrations from the original. It is a must-read for those interested in the Apache Wars & the Native American life of the Southwest.NOTE: This book has been scanned then OCR (Optical Character Recognition) has been applied to turn the scanned page images back into editable text. Then every effort has been made to correct typos, spelling, and to eliminate stray marks picked up by the OCR program. The original and/or extra period images, if any, were then placed in the appropriate place and, finally, the file was formatted for the e-book criteria of the site. This means that the text CAN be re-sized, searches performed, & bookmarks added, unlike some other e-books that are only scanned---errors, stray marks, and all.We have added an Interactive Table of Contents & an Interactive List of Illustrations if any were present in the original. This means that the reader can click on the links in the Table of Contents or the List of Illustrations & be instantly transported to that chapter or illustration.Our aim is to provide the reader AND the collector with long out-of-print (OOP) classic books at realistic prices. If you load your mobile device(s) with our books, not only will you have fingertip access to a large library of antiquarian and out-of-print material at reasonable prices, but you can mark them up electronically & always have them for immediate reference without worrying about damage or loss to expensive bound copies.We will be adding to our titles regularly, look for our offerings on your favorite e-book site.


The Wolfen / Whitley Strieber.

The Wolfen /  Whitley Strieber.
In the dark, they are watching...They are waiting for you.No one has ever lived to tell the horrifying truth about them. Yet even now the Wolfen are gathered in the night-dark alleys ... unseen, poised ... ready to destroy their helpless human prey. Only one man and one woman, trained cops, willing to risk their lives, stand in the way.


Herbal Rituals / Judith Berger.

Herbal Rituals /  Judith Berger.
Herbal Rituals is about connecting with Nature and the plant world in order to keep us near to the ground of our own souls. The book records, month by month, a yearlong journey in to the earth's natural cycle. Month by month readers are given a poetic description of a facet of the earth's temperament, offering us an opportunity to immerse ourselves in Nature's unique expression of birth, growth, fruition, decay, death and regeneration, the primary cycle that weaves a thread of continuance through our lives. Each monthly chapter discusses one or two herbs in detail - what it's like, how it grows, what it does - as well as presenting recipes for teas, lotions and foods, along with rituals appropriate to the season that can bring your life into harmony with the moods of nature. Even in an urban environment, the constant presence of the elemental natural world and the use of herbs can be a touchstone to bring both body and soul back to a natural cadence. For thousands of years, humans have used herbs and trees for just this kind of medicine, in addition to calling on the plants as a source of nutrition, remedy, heating, shelter and magic. These are the old ways.


Devastation on the Delaware : Stories and Images of the Deadly Flood of 1955 / Mary Shafer.

Devastation on the Delaware : Stories and Images of the Deadly Flood of 1955 / Mary Shafer.
August 18-20, 1955: Three terrifying days and nights still remembered with awe in the Delaware River watershed. Record-breaking rainfall from back-to-back hurricanes-- Connie, then Diane--abruptly ended a withering drought, but the relief was short-lived. It was soon overshadowed by terror and destruction that tore away bridges and ripped houses from their foundations. From the river's headwaters in the Catskills and through the Poconos, excessive runoff surged down steep slopes and through valleys on both sides of the river. Tributaries swelled unbelievably, some rising thirty feet in fifteen minutes. Eventually, they all poured into the Delaware, transforming the usually placid waters into a raging, uncontrollable beast. Mountain resorts were inundated, leaving cars up-ended in swimming pools. Entire summer camps were washed away. More than 400 children were evacuated by helicopter from island camps in a tense, unprecedented operation. In the end, nearly a hundred people were dead and hundreds more homeless in the Delaware River watershed. Dozens were missing, some ripped, still sleeping, from their beds in the middle of the night. Victims' bodies were still being recovered thirty years later--at least one was never found. Despite several more destructive floods in the first decade of this century, the deadly flood of 1955 remains the record-holder in terms of life lost, property destroyed and longterm effects on the Delaware River. Devastation on the Delaware follows the true stories of survivors and eyewitnesses to bring these chilling events to life. More than 125 historical photos and two dozen+ maps illustrate this definitive account of a tragic weather disaster that changed life in the Delaware watershed forever.60th Anniversary EditionForeword by Dr. Jon Nese, former Weather Channel Storm AnalystIn the tradition of Isaac's Storm and The Johnstown Flood, Mary A. Shafer's Devastation on the Delaware is a meticulously researched, compellingly written account of a major meteorological catastrophe. The stories of innocent people swept away in raging flood waters--some of them taken by surprise in the middle of the night or carried off while would-be rescuers extended helping hands--will haunt me. The prose is crisp, the photos mesmerizing...an electrifying read. - David Laskin, author of The Children's Blizzard and Braving the Elements


Treasure on Moon Lake : Love on the Lake Series, Book 1 / Amy Gamet.

True love is hiding where you least expect to find it... Jewelry designer Tori Henderson's first year in business was far more expensive than she could have imagined. Faced with closing the doors of Tori's Treasures, she sinks her last dollar into one final promotion--a widely publicized treasure hunt for a chest of fine, handmade jewelry that could drum up enough business to get her back in the black... or kill her shop once and for all. The last thing she needs is her mother's announcement that she's preparing to marry Edward Trainor, the father of Tori's long ago summer crush, Gabe - a man who regularly makes his way into Tori's dreams some ten years later. Corporate tycoon Jed Trainor has no intention of attending his estranged father's wedding, and he certainly doesn't need to see his half-brother Gabe after the other man put the moves on Jed's one-time fiancée. But with business problems looming, Jed needs time to think, and the small town of Moon Lake seems like the perfect place to hide away while he figures out how to save his empire. The last thing he needs is the distraction of a beautiful woman who thinks she's in love with his half-brother. Tori is determined to win Gabe's heart, but Jed has other plans. When they learn Gabe is bringing a date to the wedding, Jed offers to bring Tori himself, knowing any woman on his arm is sure to be on Gabe's radar. But his ploy for her attention just may blow up in his face. Can Jed prove to Tori he's the Trainor brother she really belongs with?


Culture Wins : The Roadmap to an Irresistible Workplace / William Vanderbloemen.

Culture Wins : The Roadmap to an Irresistible Workplace / William Vanderbloemen.
What could your company accomplish if it could attract and retain employees who buy into your organization's mission 100%?Culture Wins is a practical yet challenging modern guidebook for organizations that want to own the future. Its firsthand insights into building a contagious culture will drive sustainable growth and innovation for any organization. You will build a healthy workplace, increase revenue, and change the world with the lessons you'll learn. Stop losing employees, grow your team, and build a contagious company culture that outlasts the competition.There are books on general team building, there are books on workplace best practices, and there are books on leadership-but there is not a book that shows forward-thinking leaders how to integrate it into today's new job-hopping culture. William Vanderbloemen uses his company's proven experience in staffing and organizational consulting to provide a global perspective of effective, thriving cultures-and how to create them.


Vintage : A Ghost Story / Steve Berman.

Vintage : A Ghost Story / Steve Berman.
In a small New Jersey town, a lonely teen walking along a highway one autumn evening meets the boy of his dreams, a boy who died decades ago and haunts the road. Awkward crushes, both bitter and sweet, lead him to face youthful dreams and childish fears. With a cast of offbeat friends, antiques, and Ouija boards, Vintage offers readers a memorable blend of dark humor, chills and love.A finalist for the Andre Norton Award! A recommended title on the GLBT Round Table of the American Library Association's Rainbow List for gay teens!


Liberation : Alien Attachments, #3 / Sabine Priestley.

Liberation : Alien Attachments, #3 / Sabine Priestley.
This book is a crazy, sexy, nonstop ride from the beginning to the end... Reviewer Carol.“It's going to be tight.I like it tight. Balastar rode an adrenalin high. He hit the thrusters and dove for it. They had one shot. She was either crazy or brilliant, he didn't know which, but their lives depended on her being right and his ability to control this ship. Saving an entire planet isn’t easy. Especially with a psi-mate who has a propensity for getting into trouble. A thrilling adventure as Balastar and Kit fight the rogue Portal Master’s guild in the third book of the Alien Attachments series. Set in the Sandarian Empire, the Alien Attachment series gives you what you want. Alien romance, action, adventure and plenty of hot and steamy.Bk 1 Alien AttachmentsBk 2 RebellionBk 3 LiberationBk 4 Short Story sequel Alien Bond


The IRS and Your Homeschool Organization / Carol Topp.

The IRS and Your Homeschool Organization /  Carol Topp.
Does your homeschool group need to pay taxes?Could they avoid paying taxes by being a 501c3 tax exempt organization?Do you know the pros and cons of 501c3 status?Do you know what 501c3 status could mean for your homeschool group?The answers are in this book: The IRS and Your Homeschool Organization.The information will be helpful to homeschool support groups, co-ops, music and sports groups and will help you to understand:The benefits of 501c3 statusThe disadvantages too!What it takes to make the IRS happyWhat your state requiresWhy your organization should consider becoming a What is the difference between nonprofit incorporation and tax exemptionIRS requirements after you are tax exemptAlso covered are non profit incorporation, the application process, and how to maintain tax exempt status.Written specifically for homeschool groups.Author Carol Topp is a CPA and and homeschooled her daughters, both homeschool graduates for 14 years. She now helps homeschool leaders obtain tax exempt status for their organizations.


Teaching through movement : setting up your kinesthetic classroom / Stacey Shoecraft.

Teaching through movement : setting up your kinesthetic classroom / Stacey Shoecraft.


Accidental Tryst : A Romantic Comedy / Natasha Boyd.

A new standalone seriously (steamy) romantic comedy! Meet Trystan Montgomery. Suit monkey, commitment-phobic serial dater. No more than three dates, unless he hasn't ... you know. Emmy: What a disaster! I only just made my flight to New York to help my uncle, and the phone I'm holding is not mine! It seems to belong to some commitment-phobic serial dater who's never made it past four dates (according to the constant notifications he's getting from his fake dating profile...) And worse? I have a sinking feeling it's that hot suit-monkey with the arctic grey eyes I just had a run-in with at the airport. Somehow I have to persuade him not to get a new phone until I get back. My whole life is on that phone. It's only a few days. Surely we can handle it. Trystan : This is a joke, right? My life could not get more f*cked up. I'm in the middle of selling my company and on my way to a funeral and that hot mess hippie-chick stole my freaking phone. I'm not sure how she convinced me not to immediately walk into a smart phone store and get a new one, but now she's going to have to play stand in and distract me while I deal with my long-avoided and estranged family. I don't have my dating apps after all, and frankly she's pretty funny. And sexy. And why can't I stop texting her? And now we're talking. And ... look, I'll admit that I usually run for the hills the morning after, but the morning after phone sex? That's not really real, right?


Top 150 Business English Ace Vocabulary Words / H. E. Colby.

Top 150 Business English Ace Vocabulary Words /  H. E. Colby.
Research suggests a strong vocabulary is a predictor of both personal and professional success.Colleagues and clients judge you by the words you use.Don't lose a business deal by misusing any of these top 150 vocabulary words for Business English.Arranged in 15 broad topics, learn 10 words relevant to each topic with example sentences and exercises to test your knowledge.Prepare yourself to use these powerful terms quickly and easily while speaking and writing English.Start today to gain an edge in the interdependent global economy.Achieve the success you deserve and seek by using your new powerful business vocabulary!


Castaways in Time : After Cilmeri Series, Book 6 / Sarah Woodbury.

With a scarlet fever epidemic raging throughout London, a rogue baron on the loose, a new baby keeping him up at night, and a kingdom to run, the last thing David has time for is a trip to the twenty-first century. But as he should know by now, time waits for no man, not even the King of England ... Complete series reading order: Daughter of Time, Footsteps in Time, Winds of Time, Prince of Time, Crossroads in Time, Children of Time, Exiles in Time, Castaways in Time, Ashes of Time, Warden of Time, Guardians of Time, Masters of Time, Outpost in Time, Shades of Time.


They Call Me Momma Katherine : How One Woman's Brokenness Became Hope for Uganda's Children / Katherine Hines.

They Call Me Momma Katherine : How One Woman's Brokenness Became Hope for Uganda's Children / Katherine Hines.
Do you ever sell yourself short? That's what Katherine Hines did before she realized she was selling God short. After years of tragedies, Katherine learned that God could do more in her life than she ever imagined if she trusted Him and believed. She discovered that He wants to change lives through us and bless us in the process. Whoever we are, wherever we came from, God can use us to make a difference in someone's life.Katherine's story begins with tragedies, but God touched her heart at a crusade and led her to Uganda as a missionary to the children. Leaving her prestigious job and home, she went to a land of mud huts and polluted water. In the midst of sickness and poverty, she loved and cared for the orphans of the war-torn country, as she faced witch doctors and Muslim agitators. Katherine shares her life story to help us know that we can all make a difference - if only we let God . . .


Silent Waters / Jan Coffey.

From International Bestselling Author Jan Coffey...A deadly tale of political intrigue and terrorism!SILENT WATERSOVER SIX MONTHS ON TOP 100 KINDLE MILITARY BEST SELLER LIST.Drawing on fifteen years of submarine-building experience, Jan Coffey crafts a thriller that will keep any reader turning the pages…A nuclear submarine cuts silently through the waters of the North Atlantic, commandeered by two-dozen armed terrorists.The target: New York City. Fighting for their lives aboard the hijacked submarine, Commander Darius McCann and Ship Superintendent Amy Russell have only one hope for survival. With the lives of millions at stake, they must play a dangerous game of cat and mouse where capture would mean certain death. On land, two NCIS investigators are working feverishly to learn the details of the hijacking in time to stop the attack. As mass hysteria paralyzes New York City, they uncover a trail of secrets as dangerous as the silent weapon aimed at the heart of America.


When Songbirds Returned to Paris / E.M. Sloan.

When Songbirds Returned to Paris /  E.M. Sloan.
When Germany invades France in 1940, Cecily Lefort can't imagine how the aristocratic comforts of life as a French doctor's wife are about to disappear. A return to native England eventually leads Cecily back to France, this time as a secret agent. Cecily is one of 13 female Special Operations Executive (SOE) spies who do not survive to tell their story. But a 100-year old family-owned photograph of Cecily inspires author Elizabeth Sloan to travel to Paris and investigate the story of Cecily's life-and death. The intuitive conversation between Elizabeth and Cecily-based on war documents, letters, and interviews-spins an international web of intrigue that captures the raw emotions of love and war.


The Dollhouse Asylum / Mary Gray.

The Dollhouse Asylum /  Mary Gray.
A novel about escaping psychological abuse. When the world is breaking all someone wants is safety. A virus that had once been contained has returned, and soon no place will be left untouched. But when eighteen-year-old Cheyenne wakes up in Elysian Fields-a subdivision cut off from the world and its monster-creating virus-she is thrilled to have a chance at survival. At first, Elysian Fields-with its beautiful houses and manicured lawns-is perfect. Teo Richardson, the older man who stole her heart, built it so they could be together. But when Teo tells Cheyenne there are tests that she and seven other couples must pass to be worthy of salvation, Cheyenne begins to question the perfection of his world. The people they were before are gone. Cheyenne is now Persephone, and each couple has been re-named to reflect the most tragic romances ever told. Teo dresses them up, tells them when to move and how to act, and in order to pass the test, they must play along. Play it right, then they'll be safe. But play it wrong, they'll die.


Living-Room Matsunaga-san : Volume 1 / Keiko Iwashita.

Forget the familiar: family circumstances wrest high schooler Meeko from an ordinary family life to her uncle's boarding house, where she must learn to live with housework and... rather unusual adult housemates. What's more, the oldest of the bunch, Matsunaga-san, is a little scary... but also always looks out for her! Presenting the first volume of a boarding house love story about falling for an adult!


The iceman / P.T. Deutermann.

The iceman /  P.T. Deutermann.
1942, off the port city of St. Nazaire in occupied France. A United States Navy S-class submarine assigned to the Royal Navy lurks just outside the borders of the minefield protecting a German U-boat base. Lieutenant Commander Malachi Stormes patrols close to the minefield entrance and manages to trap and sink three outbound U-boats in one spectacular attack. The U.S. Navy promotes him and gives him command of a new class of submarine, a fleet boat called Firefish. Based in Perth, Australia, the Perth boats are the only American forces capable of hitting the Japanese in the western Pacific. Stormes-- nicknamed The Iceman-- makes it clear that he is willing to take huge chances to achieve results. -- adapted from publisher info~The Iceman is an action-packed World War II military thriller featuring a daring United States Navy submarine commander during the Pacific war in 1942-43. In 1942, off the port city of St. Nazaire in occupied France, a United States Navy S-class submarine assigned to the Royal Navy lurks just outside the borders of the minefield protecting a German U-boat base. Lieutenant Commander Malachi Stormes, the boat's skipper, patrols dangerously close to the minefield entrance and manages to trap and sink three outbound U-boats in one spectacular attack. Britain decorates him, the U.S. Navy promotes him and then gives him command of a brand new class of submarine, a fleet boat called Firefish. Based in Perth, Australia, having been driven out of the Philippines by the Japanese juggernaut, the Perth boats are the only American forces capable of hitting the Japanese in the western Pacific. Stormes, with his cold, steely-eyed focus on killing Japanese ships, is an enigma to his officers and crew, especially when it becomes clear that he is willing to take huge chances to achieve results. Firefish sinks more ships than any Perth boat on her first war patrol, but Stormes' unconventional tactics literally frighten his crew. Driven by a past steeped in the whiskey-haunted violence of the Kentucky coal fields, whose psychological scars torment his sleep and close him off from personal relationships, Stormes is nicknamed The Iceman. His crew is proud of their boat's accomplishments, but wonder if their iron-willed skipper will bring them home alive. With intense action and featuring authentic submarine tactics in the early years of the Pacific war, The Iceman continues P. T. Deutermann's masterful, award-winning cycle of thrillers set during World War II--


Death on the Menu / Lucy Burdette.

Death on the Menu /  Lucy Burdette.
Perfect for fans of Joanne Fluke and Leslie Meier, national bestseller Lucy Burdette's eighth Key West Food Critic mystery sees the return of fan-favorite food critic Hayley Snow, who must once again get to the bottom of a bitter murder.


Foundryside : a novel / Robert Jackson Bennett.

Foundryside : a novel / Robert Jackson Bennett.
Sancia Grado is a thief, and a damn good one. And her latest target, a heavily guarded warehouse on Tevanne's docks, is nothing her unique abilities can't handle. But unbeknownst to her, Sancia's been sent to steal an artifact of unimaginable power, an object that could revolutionize the magical technology known as scriving. The Merchant Houses who control this magic--the art of using coded commands to imbue everyday objects with sentience--have already used it to transform Tevanne into a vast, remorseless capitalist machine. But if they can unlock the artifact's secrets, they will rewrite the world itself to suit their aims. Now someone in those Houses wants Sancia dead, and the artifact for themselves. And in the city of Tevanne, there's nobody with the power to stop them. To have a chance at surviving--and at stopping the deadly transformation that's under way--Sancia will have to marshal unlikely allies, learn to harness the artifact's power for herself, and undergo her own transformation, one that will turn her into something she could never have imagined.


Our homesick songs : a novel / Emma Hooper.

Our homesick songs : a novel / Emma Hooper.
From Emma Hooper, critically acclaimed author of Etta and Otto and Russell and James, a People magazine Pick of the Week, comes a lyrical, charming, and mystical story of a family on the edge of extinction, and the different way each of them fights to keep hope, memory, and love alive.


Run fast. Cook fast Eat slow. : quick-fix recipes for hangry athletes / Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky.

Run fast. Cook fast Eat slow. : quick-fix recipes for hangry athletes / Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky.
Cook the recipes that Shalane Flanagan ate while training for her 2017 TCS New York City Marathon historic win! The New York Times bestseller Run Fast. Eat Slow. taught runners of all ages that healthy food could be both indulgent and incredibly nourishing. Now, Olympian Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky are back with a cookbook that's full of recipes that are fast and easy without sacrificing flavor. Whether you are an athlete, training for a marathon, someone who barely has time to step in the kitchen, or feeding a hungry family, Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. has wholesome meals to sustain you. Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. is full of pre-run snacks, post-run recovery breakfasts, on-the-go lunches, and 30-minutes-or-less dinner recipes. Each and every recipe--from Shalane and Elyse's signature Superhero muffins to energizing smoothies, grain salads, veggie-loaded power bowls, homemade pizza, and race day bars--provides fuel and nutrition without sacrificing taste or time. -- Amazon.com


The Ohio Wildlife Encyclopedia : An Illustrated Guide to Birds, Fish, Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians.

The Ohio Wildlife Encyclopedia : An Illustrated Guide to Birds, Fish, Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians.
A Comprehensive Guide to the Wildlife of Ohio.


Let's Play! / Debbie Palen.

Let's Play! /  Debbie Palen.
Max's family moves to a new town. He is sad to leave his old home but soon meets a great new friend.


Yum / Marilyn Kratz.

Yum /  Marilyn Kratz.
What do you need to make the perfect dessert?


You Can Do It / Steve Cox.

You Can Do It /  Steve Cox.
An illustrated guide empowering children to make their beds all on their own.


Badd Kitty / Jasinda Wilder.

If you thought the original Badd brothers were sexy, foul-mouthed alphas, just wait till you meet these three sexy-as-sin, long-lost Badd cousins... Roman is a smokejumper, an elite member of the US Forest Service who parachutes into the most rugged and remote terrain to combat out-of-control wildfires unreachable even by hotshots. He's brash, domineering, and an expert at seduction. Kitty Quinn is the exact opposite. The head server at Badd's Bar and Grille, she's the daughter of a philosophy professor and a kindergarten teacher: sweet and kind, and with a persona of innocence and purity--catnip for the ravenous lion that is Roman Badd. She knows she's in way over her head with him, but this good girl has enough inner strength and confidence to stand up to Roman's hard-charging, take-what-he-wants attitude. Can she get past his foul mouth and unapologetically rapacious sexual appetite to the good, kind man she wants to believe lurks beneath, or is Roman Badd as wild and untamable as the fires he fights?


Reel of fortune / Jana DeLeon.

It's official. Fortune Redding is out of the CIA and a newly minted resident of Sinful, Louisiana. She never expected her homecoming to be all apple pie and hugs, but a murder wasn't on her list of things to deal with before she'd even gotten her name stenciled on her mailbox. Boone Carre--Hooch, to the locals--was a drunk and a louse and had shafted pretty much everyone he'd ever done business with. So when someone kills him, there is no shortage of suspects. Unfortunately, Ally is at the top of the list. Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie know that Ally isn't capable of murdering anyone, but with an ambitious ADA looking to make a name for himself, and the local gossip train intent on finding someone to blame, they know they have to find the killer and clear Ally's name.


Medical terminology : the basics / Speedy Publishing.

Medical terminology : the basics / Speedy Publishing.
Most people leave their medical care completely in the hands of their trusted physician, never questioning a prescription or treatment. While all the terminology may seem frightening and complicated, there are some benefits to learning what certain terms refer to. Educating yourself on what certain medical terms mean can go a long way to helping you address concerns with your doctor. You will no longer be in the dark about what you are being prescribed and you can more comfortably look over any paperwork about your health, giving you the advantage when it comes working out a plan with your doctor that you feel comfortable with.


Boston fire collection. Shannon Stacey.

Boston fire collection.  Shannon Stacey.
Meet the men of Boston Fire in three smoking hot firefighter romances by New York Times bestselling author Shannon Stacey!Heat ExchangeLydia Kincaid left Boston to get away from the firefighting community--her father was a firefighter, her brother's a firefighter and, more importantly, her ex is a firefighter. But her father needs her help and soon, Lydia finds it hard to resist the familiar comfort--and even harder to resist her brother's handsome friend Aidan.Aidan Hunt is a firefighter because of the Kincaid family. He's had the hots for Lydia for years, but if ever a woman was off-limits to him it's her. As Aidan and Lydia's flirtation turns into something more serious, Lydia knows she should be planning her escape. And Aidan can't imagine walking away from Boston Fire--even for Lydia. The job and the brotherhood are his life; but if he wants Lydia in it, he'll have to decide who's first in his heart.Controlled BurnRick Gullotti lives the good life. He fights fires, dates beautiful women, and has great friends. And thanks to helping out the elderly couple who own his building, his rent is low. But when concerns about their health lead him to meet their granddaughter, life starts getting away from him. Jessica Broussard was unprepared for Boston's frigid winter and the hot, scruffy firefighter who lives upstairs from her grandparents. At first, Jessica is determined to get back to her comfortable life as quickly as possible. All she has to do is talk her grandparents into selling their monstrosity of a house and moving to a retirement community. But she underestimates Rick's dedication--and his considerable charm. Fully IgnitedWhen Jamie Rutherford takes a temporary assignment as lieutenant of Boston Fire's Engine 59, she doesn't anticipate any problems. She's fairly new to Boston, she knows how to make any firehouse her home. What she's not prepared for is her reaction to firefighter Scott Kincaid.Scott is looking for a wife. It's been a fun ride as a single guy, but he's tired of being the third wheel, and nearly losing his brother-in-law finally made him realize just how much he wants a family of his own. Hooking up with a fellow firefighter has never been part of Jamie's plan, but she's tempted by Scott--even though getting involved with him could tarnish the reputation she's worked so hard for. And Scott can't stop thinking about Jamie, despite the fact that she's his superior and not sticking around.


Babysitting mode / by Sarah Hernandez ; illustrated by the Disney Storybook Art Team.

Babysitting mode /  by Sarah Hernandez ; illustrated by the Disney Storybook Art Team.
When fashion designer Edna Mode is asked by Mr. Incredible to babysit his son Jack-Jack, she finds out that he's no ordinary baby.


First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong / James R. Hansen.

First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong / James R. Hansen.
On July 20, 1969, the world stood still to watch 38-year-old American astronaut Neil A. Armstrong become the first person ever to step on the surface of another heavenly body. Upon his return to Earth, Armstrong was celebrated for his monumental achievement. He was also--as NASA historian Hansen reveals in this authorized biography--misunderstood. Armstrong's accomplishments as an engineer, a test pilot, and an astronaut have long been a matter of record, but Hansen's access to private documents and unpublished sources and his interviews with more than 125 subjects (including more than fifty hours with Armstrong himself) yield the first in-depth analysis of this elusive, reluctant hero. Hansen recreates Armstrong's flying career, from his combat missions over North Korea to his transatmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to the first-ever docking in space. For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Hansen asserts, Armstrong's storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, paid in kind by his wife and children.--From publisher description.


The princess diaries complete collection / Meg Cabot.

The princess diaries complete collection /  Meg Cabot.
The complete collection of Princess diaries stories.


Breaking the ice / Julie Cross.

Breaking the ice /  Julie Cross.
Haley Stevenson seems like she's got it all together: cheer captain, Princess of Juniper Falls, and voted Most Likely to Get Things Done. But below the surface, she's struggling with a less-than-stellar GPA and still reeling from the loss of her first love. Repeating her Civics class during summer school is her chance to Get Things Done, not angst over boys. In fact, she's sworn them off completely until college.Fletcher Scott is happy to keep a low profile around Juniper Falls. He's always been the invisible guy, warming the bench on the hockey team and moonlighting at a job that would make his grandma blush. Suddenly, though, he's finding he wants more: more time on the ice, and more time with his infuriatingly perfect summer-school study partner. But leave it to a girl who requires perfection to shake up a boy who's ready to break all the rules.


Bleach. [story and art by Tite Kubo].

Ichigo Kurosaki has martial arts skills and the ability to see ghosts, and his life is about to change when he meets Rukia Kuchiki, a soul reaper and protector of innocents.


Tempest in a teapot / Amanda Cooper.

Tempest in a teapot /  Amanda Cooper.
When her fashionable Manhattan restaurant goes under, Sophie Taylor retreats to her grandmother's cozy shop, Auntie Rose's Victorian Teahouse, where serenity is steeped to perfection in one of her many antique teapots. The last thing Sophie expects is a bustling calendar of teahouse events, like her old friend Cissy Peterson's upcoming bridal shower. Not everyone is pleased with the bride-to-be's choice of venue--like Cissy's grandmother, who owns a competing establishment, La Belle Epoque, and has held a long-simmering grudge against Rose for stealing her beau sixty years ago. Tensions reach a boiling point when Cissy's fiancé's mother dies while sampling scones at La Belle Epoque. Now, to help her friend, Sophie will have to bag a killer before more of the guest list becomes a hit list ...--Page 4 of cover.


Chesapeake requiem : a year with the waterman of vanishing Tangier Island / Earl Swift.

Chesapeake requiem : a year with the waterman of vanishing Tangier Island / Earl Swift.


All rounder Meguru. Hiroki Endou.

With a spot in the All-Japan Amateur Shooto Championship on the line, the Kanto tournament is finally underway. Meguru, who's obtained power and confidence through training with the pros. Takashi, who's refined his striking technique and grown even more as a fighter. And Yudai, who's concealed his injured right elbow in order to compete. Who will be the one to win the right to move onto the championship?!


In the mouth of the wolf / Nicole Maggi.

In the mouth of the wolf /  Nicole Maggi.


Welcome to Marwencol / Mark Hogancamp & Chis Shellen.

Welcome to Marwencol /  Mark Hogancamp & Chis Shellen.
After being brutally attacked outside a bar and recovering from a coma and extensive physical injuries, Mark Hogancamp suffered brain damage and nearly total memory loss. Unable to afford therapy he spent the next few years building a scale model, World War II-era town, Marwencol, populated with dolls, where he lived out his fantasy life, and which he documented in photographs. When his photographs were discovered by an art magazine, a New York gallery invited him to show his work, forcing him to choose between his self-contained world and the larger world from which he had retreated.This book includes a selection of his photographs.


Bleach. Tite Kubo.

Ichigo Kurosaki was born with the ability to see ghosts, and is now a Soul Reaper, dedicated to protecting the innocent and helping tormented souls find peace. In this volume, Ichigo is surprised when his friend Nel Tu reverts to her true form to shield her human protectors, and unforeseen changes put Ichigo and his friends at the mercy of the enemy.


Scarface and the untouchable : Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the battle for Chicago / Max Allan Collins, A. Brad Schwartz.

Scarface and the untouchable : Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the battle for Chicago / Max Allan Collins, A. Brad Schwartz.
A riveting, myth-shattering dual portrait of Al Capone, America's most notorious gangster, and Eliot Ness, the legendary Prohibition agent whose extraordinary investigative work crippled his organization. Written with novelistic pacing and underpinned by groundbreaking research, Collins and Schwartz deliver the definitive account of the iconic struggle between the mythic yet real combatants who have captivated the world for 90 years. -- adapted from publisher info~A THRILLING MAGNUM OPUS ON AMERICA'S GREAT CRIME EPIC. A Mystery Writers of America Grand Master--author of the gangster classic Road to Perdition, long-time Dick Tracy writer, and multiple Shamus Award winner--teams with an acclaimed rising young historian, in this riveting, myth-shattering dual portrait of Al Capone, America's most notorious gangster, and Eliot Ness, the legendary Prohibition agent whose extraordinary investigative work crippled his organization. Written with novelistic pacing and underpinned by groundbreaking research, Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz's Scarface and the Untouchable delivers--at last--the definitive account of the Battle for Chicago, the iconic struggle between the mythic yet real combatants who have captivated the world for 90 years--


The finishing school complete collection / Gail Carriger.

The finishing school complete collection /  Gail Carriger.
All four books in New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger's young adult steampunk Finishing School series are now available in one e-book bundle! Travel back to the beginning of Sophronia's story in Etiquette & Espionage, then follow her many adventures through Curtsies & Conspiracies, Waistcoats & Weaponry, and Manners & Mutiny to the smashing series finale that will make you want to start all over again.


Cracks in the cone / Coco Simon.

Cracks in the cone /  Coco Simon.
Allie must find a balance between being a boss and being a friend in this second delicious book in the Sprinkle Sundays series from the author of the Cupcake Diaries series! - Amazon


Bleach. [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki].

Ichigo and his friends are moving ever closer to the center of Hueco Mundo and rescuing Orihime. But their battles against the Arrancars are testing them in ways they never thought possible. Can they keep their honor in a world where it doesn't exist, or will Hueco Mundo leave an indelible mark on their souls?!


Bleach, volume 24 : immanent god blues / [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki].

Fifteen-year-old high school student Ichigo Kurosaki has martial arts skills and the ability to see ghosts.


Archie 1000 page comics treasury.

This series is the #1 value in color children's books today. The latest volume of the biggest Archie graphic novels ever, featuring over 100 full-color stories in a format akin to the hugely popular Archie Digest series at an amazing price. Designed for mass market and book venues looking for higher price points, high volume and high value, such as warehouse clubs and book fairs.This volume collects 1000 pages of iconic Archie comic stories, featuring the same mix of wild humor, awkward charm and genuine relatability that has kept Archie and the gang popular with kids and families for over 75 years.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaption, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki.

The battle between the Soul Reaper captains and Aizen's Espadas continues with the fate of Karakura town hanging in the balance. And just as things take a turn for the worse, some surprising allies make their grand entrance.


Assimilate or go home : notes from a failed missionary on rediscovering faith / Danielle L. Mayfield.

Assimilate or go home : notes from a failed missionary on rediscovering faith / Danielle L. Mayfield.
From childhood, D.L. Mayfield longed to be a missionary, so she was thrilled when the opportunity arose to work with a group of Somali Bantu refugees in her hometown of Portland, OR. As the days, months, and years went by, her hopeful enthusiasm began to wear off, her faith became challenged, and the real work of learning to love and serve her neighbors grew harder, deeper, and more complex. She writes: The more I failed to communicate the love of God to my refugee friends, the more I experienced it for myself. The more overwhelmed I felt as I became involved in the myriads of problems facing my friends who experience poverty in America, the less pressure I felt to attain success or wealth or prestige. And the more my world started to expand at the edges of my periphery, the more it became clear that life was more beautiful and more terrible than I had been told. In this collection of stunning and surprising essays, Mayfield invites readers to reconsider their concepts of justice, love, and reimagine being a citizen of this world and the upside-down kingdom of God.


Can your smartphone change the world? / Erinne Paisley.

Can your smartphone change the world? /  Erinne Paisley.
This work of nonfiction, in the PopActivism series for teens, looks at how you can use a smartphone as a tool for social justice.--


Indecent experiment / Megan Hart.

Indecent experiment /  Megan Hart.
A thousand dollars is a lot of money, enough to entice broke grad students Melissa Standish and Matt Ingram to participate in a psych experiment to test sexual chemistry. Though they're hardly each other's ideal partner, the series of increasingly intimate scenarios sparks an attraction neither predicted. With each scorching kiss and sensual touch, the tension grows. Soon, Melissa and Matt can't wait for the experiment to end-- in bed.


Founding martyr : the life and death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's lost hero / Christian Di Spigna.

Founding martyr : the life and death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's lost hero / Christian Di Spigna.
A rich and illuminating biography of America's forgotten Founding Father, the patriot physician and major general who fomented rebellion and died heroically at the battle of Bunker Hill on the brink of revolution Little has been known of one of the most important figures in early American history, Dr. Joseph Warren, an architect of the colonial rebellion, and a man who might have led the country as Washington or Jefferson did had he not been martyred at Bunker Hill in 1775. Warren was involved in almost every major insurrectionary act in the Boston area for a decade, from the Stamp Act protests to the Boston Massacre to the Boston Tea Party, and his incendiary writings included the famous Suffolk Resolves, which helped unite the colonies against Britain and inspired the Declaration of Independence. Yet after his death, his life and legend faded, leaving his contemporaries to rise to fame in his place and obscuring his essential role in bringing America to independence. Christian Di Spigna's definitive new biography of Warren is a loving work of historical excavation, the product of two decades of research and scores of newly unearthed primary-source documents that have given us this forgotten Founding Father anew. Following Warren from his farming childhood and years at Harvard through his professional success and political radicalization to his role in sparking the rebellion, Di Spigna's thoughtful, judicious retelling not only restores Warren to his rightful place in the pantheon of Revolutionary greats, it deepens our understanding of the nation's dramatic beginnings.


All-rounder Meguru. Hiroki Endo.

High schooler and budding Shooto mixed martial arts fighter, Meguru Takayanagi, reunites with his old friend from grade school, Takashi Segawa, in the ring for the first time in seven years. However, while the two used to be good friends, due to the difference in their upbringings, Takashi now sees Meguru as an enemy. Without a moment of joy to commemorate their reunion, the old friends' match begins... Eden's own Hiroki Endo brings you a new tale of Shooto, MMA, and youth!


Bleach. [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Andy Ristaino].

Ichigo and company meet their first obstacle on the road to saving Rukia from the Soul Society. It is Jidanbô, the monstrous gatekeeper who hasn't let anyone enter the gate he guards in over 300 years, but Ichigo just sees that as an extra challenge. Anything less would be boring!


Bleach. [story & art by] Tite Kubo ; [English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Mark McMurray].

The great battle heads for a climax as Aizen joins the battlefield and faces the Soul Society's greatest captains. Captain General Yamamoto reveals his true powers for the first time, but will it be enough to stop Aizen?--Publisher's web site.


Bleach. [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Mark McMurray].

Aizen's new powers are too much for even the combined efforts of Ichigo, Isshin, Urahara, and Yoruichi. But as Aizen and Gin head for the real Karakura Town, Ichigo decides to undergo intense training under his father's tutelage--Publisher's web site.


Bleach, volume 25 : no shaking throne / [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki].

Fifteen-year-old high school student Ichigo Kurosaki has martial arts skills and the ability to see ghosts.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki.

Ichigo 'Strawberry' Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts, he was born with the gift. When his family is attacked by a Hollow, a malevolent lost soul, Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits themselves find peace. Orihime's return from the Soul Society is interrupted by the Arrancar Ulquiorra, who has a different, terrifying path for her. Using duplicitous tactics, Ulquiorra convinces Orihime to accompany him to Hueco Mundo, which brands her as a traitor in the Soul Society's eyes and therefore unworthy of rescue. Ichigo refuses to abandon his friend, and sets out to storm Hueco Mundo to set her free, but can he win when the entire world is against him?--Page 4 of cover.


Identical strangers : a memoir of twins separated and reunited / Elyse Schein, Paula Bernstein.

Identical strangers : a memoir of twins separated and reunited / Elyse Schein, Paula Bernstein.
Elyse had always known she was adopted, but it wasn't until her mid-thirties that she searched for her biological mother. She was not prepared for the life-changing news: she had an identical twin sister. Not only that: she and her sister, for a time, had been part of a secret study on separated twins. Paula also knew she was adopted, but had no inclination to find her birth mother. When she answered the phone one spring afternoon, her life suddenly changed. As they take their tentative first steps from strangers to sisters, Paula and Elyse are also left with haunting questions. As they investigate their birth mother's past, they begin to solve the puzzle of their lives. Interweaving eye-opening studies and statistics on twin science into their narrative, they offer an intelligent and heartfelt glimpse into human nature.--From publisher description.


Judy Moody saves the world! / Megan McDonald ; illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds.

When Judy Moody gets serious about protecting the environment, her little brother Stink thinks she is overdoing it, but she manages to inspire her third grade class to undertake an award-winning, environment-saving project.


Bleach. [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Mark McMurray].

The Soul Reapers must guard the four pillars that are protecting Karakura Town from destruction at the hands of Aizen's minions. Standing guard are assistant captains Yumichika, Kira, Hisagi and Ikkaku! But when Ikkaku goes down, will Karakura Town fall with him?!--Publisher's web site.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki.

While the Soul Reaper captains deal with Aizen's forces in Karakura Town, Ichigo faces Ulquiorra in Hueco Mundo. To match the powerful Espada, Ichigo will have to rely on his Hollow powers. But will the darkness overwhelm him?--Publisher's web site.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Mark McMurray ; editor, Alexis Kirsch.

Mask De Masculine's onslaught continues as he takes on multiple Soul Reaper captains at once. However, he may have met his match when Renji makes his appearance. Meanwhile, the secrets behind the Quincy king's power may finally be revealed --


That wolf-boy is mine!. Yoko Nogiri ; translation: Alethea and Athena Nibley.

GRAPHIC NOVELS: MANGA. Komugi's not sure what to expect when her family moves to the remote northern island of Hokkaido, and she starts at a new high school. But she certainly didn't expect a boy to come up to her and say, 'Gee...you smell good!'That boy is Yu Ogami, and Komugi finds herself strangely drawn to him. But when she sees him in an unguarded moment, she discovers he's a werewolf! Now she has a choice to make: to keep his secret, or to ask for help and risk angering a wolf-boy?


The well of prayers / Anne Boles Levy.

The well of prayers /  Anne Boles Levy.
Hadara, now sixteen years old, is still recovering from the night she assisted the Azwans, but when a temple guard who she once thought was dead comes back into her life he points her toward new truths and a new sense of purpose.


Take me on / Katie McGarry.

Take me on /  Katie McGarry.
Book 4 in Katie McGarry's award-winning, powerful and romantic Pushing the Limits series, perfect for fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout, Stephanie Perkins and Simone Elkeles! McGarry has written another knock-out hit-gritty, hot and just as enthralling as always -RT Book Reviews Champion kickboxer Haley swore she'd never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can't stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she'd stay away from. Yet he won't last five seconds in the ring without her help. West is keeping a big secret from Haley. About who he really is. But helping her-fighting for her-is a shot at redemption. Especially since it's his fault his family is falling apart. He can't change the past, but maybe he can change Haley's future. Haley and West have agreed to keep their relationship strictly in the ring. But as an unexpected bond forms between them and attraction mocks their best intentions, they'll face their darkest fears and discover love is worth fighting for. Originally published in May 2014.


Ace of the diamond. Yuji Terajima.

A practice game with the strong team Osaka Kiryu. Miyuki and Furuya turn the course of the game their way by striking out the opposing Ace. After that, Sawamura inherits the momentum of that game for his first time pitching in a real game!! Sawamura pitches, feeling strongly that he wants Miyuki, who became his reason to enter Seido, to acknowledge his skill. But he realizes that the new task at hand is to show his definite growth on the mound...!!


Haters / Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez.

Haters /  Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez.
Having tried for years to deny her psychic abilities, high school sophomore Paski has disturbing visions about the popular girl at her new high school in Orange County, California.


Ace of the diamond. Yuji Terajima.

It's the last game until the final two players will be graduating from junior varsity into varsity. Against Kokushikan!! As Chris appears on the field, Sawamura will continue his evolution as a pitcher and the game continues at Seido's pace!! However, on the bench sits a man who knows Chris: Zaizen. Will his plan force the battery of Chris and Sawamura into a tight spot...?!


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo.

As Kyoraku faces his own demons, Mayuri contends with the monstrous Pernida, and Mayuri's daughter, Nemu, joins the clash.


Bleach. story & art by Tite Kubo ; translation by Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Mark McMurray.

After a long struggle, Ichigo finally regains his Soul Reaper powers thanks to Rukia. But as the battle against Kugo Ginjo heats up, Ichigo learns a shocking secret behind his role as a Deputy Soul Reaper. With the truth finally revealed to him, what action will Ichigo take?


Walking in two worlds / by Terry O'Reilly.

Walking in two worlds /  by Terry O'Reilly.


Horrible Harry moves up to third grade / by Suzy Kline ; pictures by Frank Remkiewicz.

Horrible Harry moves up to third grade /  by Suzy Kline ; pictures by Frank Remkiewicz.
Horrible Harry and friends start off third grade with a new room and a field trip to an old copper mine to study rocks.


Winter Falls.

Winter Falls.
Alessia Jacobs is a typical sixteen-year-old, dying to get out of her small Maine town. Things look up when a new family comes to town. But as she begins to fall for the hot, mysterious son, Jonah, her life turns upside down. Weird visions of transforming into an otherworldly falcon are just the beginning. Soon she learns she's part of the Benandanti, an ancient cult of warriors with the unique power to separate their souls from their bodies and take on the forms of magnificent animals. Alessia never would've suspected it, but her boring town is the site of an epic struggle between the Benandant.


Surviving Adam Meade / Shannon Klare.

Surviving Adam Meade /  Shannon Klare.
Seventeen-year-old Claire Collins has a plan: get into college and leave North Carolina behind. What she doesn't have is an idea for how to get rid of the local football star and womanizer extraordinaire - Adam Meade, who she can't even avoid (despite many efforts), because Claire's dad is the high school football coach. Seventeen-year-old Adam Meade never fails. He always gets what he wants . . . until he meets Claire, the new girl who leaves him unnerved, pissed off, and confused. But there's something about her that he just can't resist.


Almost home / Pam Jenoff.

Almost home /  Pam Jenoff.
A young woman intelligence officer struggles to confront her haunting past while tackling a dangerous assignment of global proportions with origins tracing back to World War II.


Bleach. Tite Kubo.

Book reads from right to left.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; translation, Joe Yamazaki.

After finally learning the truth about his mother and his own connection to the Quincies, Ichigo now faces off against his true Zanpakuto. Meanwhile, the Vandenreich prepares its final plans as Uryu's role becomes clearer. The world's last nine days now begin--Publisher's web page.


The raging ones / Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie.

The raging ones /  Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie.
In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds. Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she's never known. Like the entire world, she believes it's impossible to dodge a deathday. Until the day she does. Court Icecastle knows wealth. He also knows pain. Spending five years in Vorkter Prison, a fortress of ice and suffering, he dreams of life beyond the people that haunt him and the world that imprisoned him. Mykal Kickfall fights for those he loves. The rugged Hinterlander shares a frustrating yet unbreakable connection with Court--which only grows more lawless and chaotic as their senses and emotions connect with Franny. With the threat of people learning they've dodged their deathdays, they must flee their planet to survive. But to do so, all three will have to hide their shared bond as they vie for a highly sought after spot in the newest mission to space--against thousands of people far smarter, who'll live longer, and never fear death the way that they do.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; translation/Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering/Mark McMurray.

As the battle between the Soul Reapers and Quincies continues to heat up, both sides start experiencing casualties. Yachiru now joins the battlefield and prepares to show her true powers for the first time. However, standing in her way is an opponent whose abilities may defy imagination --


Murder takes the cake / by Gayle Trent.

Murder takes the cake /  by Gayle Trent.
A routine cake delivery becomes a culinary nightmare when a small-town baker discovers her first client's dead body. It'll take more than a little sugar to convince folks Daphne Martin's freshly baked spice cake was not to blame for the mysterious death of town gossip Yodel Watson. Getting her new cake decorating business, Daphne's Delectable Cakes, off the ground is hard enough now that Daphne's moved back to her southern Virginia hometown, but orders have been even slower since she found Yodel's body. She soon realizes, however, that just about everybody in town had a reason to poison the cantankerous busybody, from the philandering pet shop owner, to Yodel's church potluck nemesis, to the Save-A-Buck's cranky produce manager-turned-bagger. Now, to help prove she's no confectionary killer, Daphne recruits her old flame, Ben Jacobs, editor of the local newspaper, and quickly stirs up a long-hidden family scandal that just might hold the secret ingredient she needs to solve the case. All she's got to do is roll up her sleeves and get her hands a little dirty before the real culprit decides that taking sweet revenge on Daphne will be icing on the cake.


Mystery at Devil's Paw / by Franklin W. Dixon.

Mystery at Devil's Paw /  by Franklin W. Dixon.
When they journey to Alaska to help a friend who feels his life is in danger, the Hardy brothers find their own lives threatened.


Did you know? Science : amazing answers to more than 200 awesome questions! / Emily Dodd.

Did you know? Science : amazing answers to more than 200 awesome questions! / Emily Dodd.
Amazing answers to more than 200 questions about science, from earth science and biology to energy, physics, and astronomy. Find out the answers children's probing science questions: Where does light come from?, Can I feel forces?, What is my body made of?, and more! This book covers subjects such as the living world, the human body, the material world, energy, forces and movement, and our planet with colorful pages and a fun question and answer format. It focuses on the subjects that kids really want to know about and the questions they ask, helping them easily learn new information. This amazing science encyclopedia is packed with information that supports the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum. Designed for ages 5-9, the Did You Know? series gives kids answers to the questions they really want to know about! Broken down into bite-size nuggets of information in Q&A format, each book gives the answers to more than 200 questions.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo.

Knowing Tsukishima is after Ichigo, Ginjo continues the Fullbring training at a secret base. Ichigo is mastering Fullbring at an incredible speed and regaining his lost powers, but is he ready to face Tsukishima just yet?--Publisher's web site.


Bleach. [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Mark McMurray].

Fifteen-year-old high school student Ichigo Kurosaki has martial arts skills and the ability to see ghosts, and his life is about to change when he meets Rukia Kuchiki, a soul reaper and protector ofRated T for teen --Page 4 of cover.


Wicked jealous : [a love story] / Robin Palmer.

Wicked jealous : [a love story] / Robin Palmer.
A fresh and funny twist on Snow White from the author of Cindy Ella and Geek Charming! Simone never saw herself as the 'cute girl'--she was always the chunky smartmouth. But after a year of avoiding her wicked almost-stepmonster through Zumba class, Simone's now sporting a whole new retro style. And people keep acting oddly. One thing: her stepmonster seems to be trying to accidentally kill her, or at least fatten her back up. And so when Simone's brother offers to let her move in with him and his six roommates for the summer, Simone jumps at the chance for some normalcy. Only living with seven very different college boys isn't exactly going to help her land her very own happily ever after.--Publisher.


Find Me.

Find Me.


Through the dark forest / written by Kiki Thorpe ; illustrated by Jana Christy.

Through the dark forest /  written by Kiki Thorpe ; illustrated by Jana Christy.
In the second book in the new Finding Tinker Bell series, The Never Girls' quest takes them to a mysterious shadow island. Can they find Tink without putting the rest of their fairy friends in danger?--


Bleach. The Blade and Me / [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki].

Ichigo Kurosaki has martial arts skills and the ability to see ghosts, and his life is about to change when he meets Rukia Kuchiki, a soul reaper and protector of innocents.


Robot rescue / by Drew Brockington.

Robot rescue /  by Drew Brockington.
When Cat-Stro-Bot gets into trouble while helping the CatStronauts team with their research on Europa, the CatStronauts defy mission control and undertake a secret mission to save their friend on Jupiter's frozen moon.


The warrior / Sharon Sala.

The warrior /  Sharon Sala.
Battle-scarred soldier John Nightwalker crosses paths with Alicia Ponte, who seeks to expose her father's traitorous crimes of selling weapons to the enemy in Iraq. Together, they travel through the brutal Arizona desert, but their journey is about to take an unexpected turn.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki.

The battle against Aizen's Espadas continues as the Soul Reapers search for a way to defeat Barragan's terrifying abilities. Meanwhile, Shunsui will need every trick in his bag to compete against Stark.


Fresh ink / edited by Lamar Giles, cofounder of We Need Diverse Books.

Fresh ink /  edited by Lamar Giles, cofounder of We Need Diverse Books.
An anthology featuring award-winning diverse authors about diverse characters. Short stories, a graphic novel, and a one-act play explore such topics as gentrification, acceptance, untimely death, coming out, and poverty, and range in genre from contemporary realistic fiction to adventure and romance--


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; translation, Joe Yamazaki.

With his training not working out, Ichigo returns to the world of the living and runs into his father, Isshin, who reveals secrets about his mother and the way she died.


House of Trump, house of Putin : the untold story of Donald Trump and the Russian mafia / Craig Unger.

House of Trump, house of Putin : the untold story of Donald Trump and the Russian mafia / Craig Unger.
----The--House of Trump, House of Putin Without Trump, Russia would have lacked a key component in its attempts to return to imperial greatness. Without Russia, Trump would not be president. This essential book is crucial to understanding the real powers at play in the shadows of today's world.


Yona of the dawn. story & art by Mizuho Kusanagi ; English adaptation, Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane ; translation, JN Productions ; touch-up art & lettering, Lys Blakeslee.

While on a quest to find the Four Legendary Dragon Warriors, Yona and her friends meet Gija, the White Dragon. Gija uses his power to detect the other Dragons, but locating the Blue Dragon proves to be more difficult than expected, and the group runs into a string of disasters! -- page 4 of cover.


Ruby Redfort : the complete Ruby Redfort collection / Lauren Child.

Ruby Redfort  : the complete Ruby Redfort collection / Lauren Child.
A collection of all 6 books in the super-awesome Ruby Redfort series! Hey, buster! Normal life is a total yawn. So break out boredom with multi-million-copy bestselling author Lauren Child, and meet your new favourite heroine... Ruby Redfort: detective, secret agent, thirteen-year-old kid. Here's the low-down on Ruby Redfort: she's a genius code-cracker, a daring detective, and a gadget-laden special agent. She and her slick side-kick butler, Hitch, foil crimes and get into loads of scrapes with evil villains, but they're always ice-cool in a crisis. LOOK INTO MY EYES:An anonymous caller lures Ruby into the HQ of the most secret of secret agencies - SPECTRUM. They need her help to crack a code but her desk job soon spirals into an all-out action-adventure, as Ruby uncovers the dastardly plans of the formidable Fool's Gold Gang... TAKE YOUR LAST BREATHThis time it's an adventure on the wide open ocean, and Ruby is all at sea... Can she crack the case of the Twinford pirates while evading the clutches of a vile sea monster, as well as the evil Count von Viscount? Well, you wouldn't want to bet against her... CATCH YOUR DEATH:Tigers are roaming the streets, and it looks like someone has deliberately released some very rare and very dangerous animals. Things are going to get wild - and Ruby is going to get badly lost in the wilderness. The question is: will she ever make it out alive? FEEL THE FEAR:Ruby must pit her wits against a seemingly invisible foe. How do you set your sights on catching a light-fingered villain if you can't even see him...? PICK YOUR POISON:There's a lot to lose sleep over in Twinford: there's the snakes and the bivalves, but they aren't half as poisonous as the rumours. With so many twists and turns it's hard to know who to trust, particularly when no one trusts you. Will Ruby make it out in one piece? Well, happy endings are for fairy tales, bozo. BLINK AND YOU DIE:All good things come to an end... Ruby Redfort is running scared, a whole bunch of people want her dead and worst of all one of them is on her team. But just who is this agent of doom? You can run, Ruby, but you can't hide...


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; [English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki].

Ichigo Kurosaki, born with the ability to see ghosts, is given the power of a Soul Reaper by shinigami Rukia Kuchiki so he can save his family from a Hollow, a malevolent lost soul, but Rukia's decision to give Soul Reaper powers to a human has angered the Soul Society which wants to eliminate Ichigo, and make Rukia pay for her crime.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Mark McMurray.

With the Soul Society under attack from the mysterious Vandenreich, General Captain Yamamoto must defeat the Vandenreich's king in order to save the day.


Ace of the diamond. Yuji Terajima.

Eijun Sawamura had his heart set on the middle-school national baseball championships. But his team is eliminated thanks to a wild pitch thrown by Eijun himself. He's planning to go to high school with his teammates and try again next year when he's scouted by the famous Seido High School Baseball team. When he goes for a campus visit, he finds himself on the receiving end of a baptism by fire! His experience forming a battery with up-and-coming catcher Miyuki rekindles his passion for baseball!!


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; translation, Joe Yamazaki.

Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts--he was born with the gift. When his family is attached by a Hollow--a malevolent lost soul--Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits themselves find peace. ... Ichigo continues his training to master Fullbring and hopefully regain his lost Soul Reaper powers. But as Ichigo gets closer, Ginjo makes a startling move. Can Ginjo truly be trusted? And what lies ahead for Ichigo when he finally regains his powers?--Publisher.


Little sister / Isabel Ashdown.

Little sister /  Isabel Ashdown.
After 16 years apart sisters Jessica and Emily are reunited. With the past now behind them, the warmth they once shared quickly returns and before long, Jess has moved into Emily's comfortable island home. Life couldn't be better. But when baby Daisy disappears while in Jess's care, the perfect life Emily has so carefully built starts to fall apart. Was Emily right to trust her sister after everything that happened before?


Alice-Miranda holds the key / Jacqueline Harvey.

Alice-Miranda holds the key /  Jacqueline Harvey.
Alice-Miranda is home for the holidays!In a startling turn of events, Alice-Miranda unexpectedly finishes the school term earlier than planned. Holidays should be a time for fun and a chance to catch up with friends, but it seems all is not well at Highton Hall. There is trouble afoot with the family business and it's got everyone worried. Scores of people have been struck down with a mystery illness and it looks as if Kennington's may be responsible. Meanwhile, there is an annual garden party to prepare for. And the whole village is invited! Throw in an intriguing neighbour, a runaway and a swindler and it may be the perfect recipe for disaster. Alice-Miranda will have to trust her intuition to find the key to unlock this mystery.


Beauty bunny. Mari Yoshino.

On one hand, there's the makeup genius Iori, and on the other, the sensitive and gentlemanly Otohiko. Both of these handsome young men in Kohane's class have insinuated that they'd like to get closer to her, but she's not really sure whether she's romantically interested in either of them. And now, the three of them are going to set out for Hokkaido on their high-school field trip. What will happen when Kohane meets up with the boy she had a crush on in middle school while they're there? She's going to learn a shocking lesson in the rules of romance in volume three of this makeup-themed romantic comedy!


Dear George Clooney, please marry my mom / Susin Nielsen.

Dear George Clooney, please marry my mom /  Susin Nielsen.
Violet's TV-director dad has traded a job in Vancouver for one in Los Angeles, their run-down house for a sleek ranch-style home complete with a pool, and, worst of all, Violet's mother for a trophy wife, a blonde actress named Jennica. Violet's younger sister reacts by bed-wetting, and her mother ping-pongs from one loser to another, searching for love. As for Violet, she gets angry in ways that are by turns infuriating, shocking, and hilarious. When her mother takes up with the unfortunately named Dudley Wiener, Violet and her friend Phoebe decide that they need to take control. If Violet's mom can't pick a decent man herself, they will help her snag George Clooney.


Kissing games : a novel / Tara Eglington.

Kissing games : a novel / Tara Eglington.
After a perfect first kiss, Aurora's second kiss lands her boyfriend in the hospital, and her matchmaking strategies start to backfire--


All rounder Meguru. Hiroki Endou.

After squeezing out a much yearned-for victory in his third amateur Shooter fight, Meguru sets his sights toward the Kanto championships for the right to move on to the All-Japan tournament! However, lacking both conditioning and power, Meguru aims to power up further by adding jiu-jitsu and pro training to the mix! Meanwhile, Meguru's old friend, Takashi, has a startling development in his life... The human drama celebrating the youthful struggles of Shooto fighters hits its third volume!


Bleach. [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki].

Ichigo and his friends are training like mad for the looming threat of Aizen's wicked plans. When Orihime finds out she has to sit out the coming fight, leaving her friends without her protection, Ichigo also realizes he cannot control his Hollowfied self long enough for battle. Can the team afford to have two fighters on the sidelines?


Undiscovered country / by Jennifer Gold.

Undiscovered country /  by Jennifer Gold.
Cat's life is divided. There is the time Before her mom died, and After. Now, everything seems meaningless. Before, Cat was happy and had momentum. After, she feels stuck. And angry. There might be five stages of grief, but Cat can't get past stage two. She's so filled with rage, her doctor tries to medicate her. When Cat finds a brochure for a volunteer program that will send her to South America, she grabs it. She's trying to escape from the memories of her mother. But life as a voluntourist is not an escape. The new people and places Cat meets bring new perspectives and challenges she never expected.


Before I saw you / Amy K. Sorrells.

Before I saw you /  Amy K. Sorrells.
Folks are dying fast as the ash trees in the southern Indiana town ravaged by the heroin epidemic, where Jaycee Givens lives with nothing more than a thread of hope and a quirky neighbor, Sudie, who rescues injured wildlife. After a tragedy leaves her mother in prison, Jaycee is carrying grief and an unplanned pregnancy she conceals because she trusts no one, including the kind and handsome Gabe, who is new to town and to the local diner where she works.Dividing her time between the diner and Sudie's place, Jaycee nurses her broken heart among a collection of unlikely friends who are the closest thing to family that she has. Eventually, she realizes she can't hide her pregnancy any longer-not even from the baby's abusive father, who is furious when he finds out. The choices she must make for the safety of her unborn child threaten to derail any chance she ever had for hope and redemption. Ultimately, Jaycee must decide whether the truest form of love means hanging on or letting go. Includes discussion guide. -- ONIX annotation.


The blue woods / Nicole Maggi.

The blue woods /  Nicole Maggi.
Normal is never an option for a Benandante like Alessia, who has sworn to protect the magic in the world from the Malandanti. When the war comes to a head, lives will be lost, love will be gained, and Alessia will risk everything to save the people she loves and destroy the Malandanti once and for all--


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; translation, Christine Dashiell.

After a long battle, Ichigo loses his Soul Reaper powers-- Ichigo now leads a quiet and peaceful life until he is approached by a mysterious man. What does the man want and how does it relate to Ichigo's lost powers?!--Publisher's web site.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; [English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki].

While Ganju experiences difficulties with his opponent and Uryû gets the opportunity to prove his strength, Ichigo defeats Ikkaku and discovers where Rukia is being detained before her execution. Presented in graphic novel format.


Royal escape / Georgette Heyer.

Royal escape /  Georgette Heyer.
This brilliantly entertaining novel is a fictionalization of the true story of Charles II, charting his daring flight to France after the Battle of Worcester, where Cromwell and his Protestant forces defeated the Catholic king.


Ace of the diamond. Yuji Terajima.

Somehow, among the numerous members of the Seido high school baseball team, Eijun has been raised to junior varsity. Aiming even higher, he teams up with the third-year catcher Chris, and works hard to level up! However, the race to make it to varsity has begun to intensify, and he still doesn't know what his selling point is...!


Two dogs in a trench coat go to school / Julie Falatko.

Two dogs in a trench coat go to school /  Julie Falatko.
Sassy and Waldo are good dogs, who keep their house safe (from squirrels, mostly), and worry about their boy, Stewart, who always comes home from school smelling of anxiety; so the two dogs come up with a plan to help him--they will dress up in a trench coat and attend school, posing as a new student, to find out just what is bothering Stewart.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo.

With General Captain Yamamoto killed at the hands of the Vandenreich's king, Ichigo goes to train at the palace of the Soul King.


Bleach. [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Mark McMurray].

With the thirteen court guard companies on the verge of a civil war; soul reaper Ichigo Kurosaki battles Byakuya Kuchiki and the fate of Rukia is decided.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Mark McMurray.

In the battle at the royal palace between the Soul Reapers and the Quincies, the tide shifts when the Quincy King joins the fight, but the Soul Reapers might have a trump card of their own.


Luke / Barbara Freethy.

Meet the Brannigan brothers--seven sexy brothers who bring the heart and the heat! From bestselling authors Barbara Freethy, Ruth Cardello, Melody Anne, Christie Ridgway, Lynn Raye Harris, Roxanne St. Claire and JoAnn Ross comes a brand-new contemporary romance family series: 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. You won't want to miss a single one!Luke Brannigan lives for the adrenaline rush, which makes his job as a filmmaker of extreme sporting adventures the perfect career choice. He loves to travel the world, risking life and limb to capture the most amazing shot. Some might say he's running away from something...or someone.When Luke's billionaire father Colin Brannigan dies unexpectedly, Luke is shocked to receive title to the mountain lodge where his parents first met. Having been estranged from his father for years, Luke has no idea why his dad picked him to inherit this very personal piece of property...until he realizes the pretty blonde manager is Lizzie Parker, his former college girlfriend.Luke and Lizzie have an emotional and heartbreaking past, but will they have a future? Will love be Luke's greatest adventure yet?


Bleach. [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Mark McMurray].

Soul Reaper captain Shinji Hirako has uncovered Aizen's betrayal, but it may be too late. As some of the Soul Society's greatest Soul Reapers transform into Hollows, it will be up to Kisuke Urahara to save them. And back in the present time, the grand battle between the Thirteen Court Guard Companies and the remaining Espada finally begins!--Publisher's web site.


806 : a novel / Cynthia Weil.

806 : a novel / Cynthia Weil.


Ace of the diamond. Yuji Terajima.

Regional preliminary round 4. Akikawa Academy's Ace, Yang, is coolly taking Seido apart! Seido regrettably lets Akikawa Academy gain points to start the game, and they're sucked into their opponent's rhythm. And then first pitcher Furuya reaches the end of his stamina under the hot rays of the summer sun... I want to pitch until the end! he thinks, responding to the cheers of his team with a burning tenacity. But then he hears a call for a pitcher change...! To Furuya's chagrin, it's time for Sawamura to succeed him and take the stage!! Will this pitching change also change the flow of the game...?


Bleach. Night of Wijnruit / [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki].

Ichigo Kurosaki has martial arts skills and the ability to see ghosts, and his life is about to change when he meets Rukia Kuchiki, a soul reaper and protector of innocents.


Bleach. [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Mark McMurray.



All the broken pieces / Cindi Madsen.

All the broken pieces /  Cindi Madsen.
What if your life wasn't your own? Liv comes out of a coma with no memory of her past and two distinct, warring voices inside her head. Nothing, not even her reflection, seems familiar. As she stumbles through her junior year, the voices get louder, insisting she please the popular group while simultaneously despising them. But when Liv starts hanging around with Spencer, whose own mysterious past also has him on the fringe, life feels complete for the first time in, well, as long as she can remember. Liv knows the details of the car accident that put her in the coma ...


Bleach. [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki].

Ichigo and the rescue squad have arrived at Las Noches to free Orihime and have faced only honorable, if somewhat fierce, opposition, but that is about to change.


Between frost and fury / Chani Lynn Feener.

Between frost and fury /  Chani Lynn Feener.
Delaney finds herself kidnapped by aliens, at the center of a tense political battle between two alien kingdoms, and the attention of Trystan's romantic attentions. Just another day in the life of an ordinary human girl.


Sometimes You Fly.

Sometimes You Fly.
From Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Katherine Applegate, a sweet book of encouragement, filled with humor and insight into the effort behind any meaningful accomplishment in life. A perfect gift for baby shower, birthday, or graduation.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; translation/Joe Yamazaki.

As the war between the Soul Reapers and Quincies rages on, childhood friends Jugo and Bazz find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict, while Kenpachi and Mayuri face off against a weird Quincy.


Bleach. [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki].

Ichigo and his friends are moving ever closer to the center of Hueco Mundo and rescuing Orihime. But their battles against the Arrancars are testing them in ways they never thought possible. Can they keep their honor in a world where it doesn't exist, or will Hueco Mundo leave an indelible mark on their souls?!--Publisher's web site.


Always a lady / Sharon Sala.

Always a lady /  Sharon Sala.
Lily Brownfield made the call on a whim. Dumped by her fiancé because she was no longer perfect in the wake of an accident, all she wanted was to get away. Leaving LA behind to cook for the cowboys of the Longren Ranch was certainly getting away, and Oklahoma seemed like a perfect place to hide, nursing her sorrows in private. From her first glimpse of Case Longren, a giant of a man in a black Stetson standing tall beneath the hot prairie sun, Lily realized there would be no hiding from his penetrating blue eyes. Case would see not only the outward scar the accident had left but the deep inner scars she was sure were there to stay. He was a man to be avoided at all costs.


Bleach. [story & art by Tite Kubo].

Unable to use their Bankai special abilities, the Soul Reaper captains are at a severe disadvantage against the invading Quincy army. Urahara has a plan to turn the tide of battle, but will it be enough as the Quincies continue their onslaught?!--Page 4 of cover.


Crashed : how a decade of financial crises changed the world / Adam Tooze.

Crashed : how a decade of financial crises changed the world / Adam Tooze.
From a prizewinning economic historian, an eye-opening reinterpretation of the 2008 economic crisis (and its ten-year aftermath) as a global event that directly led to the shockwaves being felt around the world today. In September 2008 President George Bush could still describe the financial crisis as an incident local to Wall Street. In fact it was a dramatic caesura of global significance that spiraled around the world, from the financial markets of the UK and Europe to the factories and dockyards of Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, forcing a rearrangement of global governance. In the United States and Europe, it caused a fundamental reconsideration of capitalist democracy, eventually leading to the war in the Ukraine, the chaos of Greece, Brexit, and Trump. It was the greatest crisis to have struck Western societies since the end of the Cold War, but was it inevitable' And is it over' Crashed is a dramatic new narrative resting on original themes: the haphazard nature of economic development and the erratic path of debt around the world; the unseen way individual countries and regions are linked together in deeply unequal relationships through financial interdependence, investment, politics, and force; the ways the financial crisis interacted with the spectacular rise of social media, the crisis of middle-class America, the rise of China, and global struggles over fossil fuels. Finally, Tooze asks, given this history, what now are the prospects for a liberal, stable, and coherent world order'


Bleach. [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki].

The shocking truth behind the collapse of the Soul Society is finally revealed. The magnitude of the conspiracy is far-reaching, and the perpetrators wield staggering power. Is this the end of the Soul Society?


Whiskey and gunpowder / Liliana Hart.

In twenty-four hours, Addison Holmes will be a married woman. Maybe.A week to plan a wedding in the south is not for the fainthearted, but Addison (along with the help of her neurotic mother, unreliable sister, and unpredictable Aunt Scarlet) are determined to pull it off. There's just one problem. Okay ... two problems. Problem #1: The preacher is missing. This seems like a bad omen to Addison, and all the best investigators she knows are taking part in the pre-wedding festivities (that's code for drunk). That leaves one man for the task: FBI Special Agent Matt Savage. But Addison isn't sure he's the man for the job. She and Savage have a complicated history, and Savage could make the preacher disappear forever if it served his own agenda. Problem #2: Rosemarie Valentine is in charge of booking the bridal party for a spa day. Enough said.


The jigsaw jungle / Kristin Levine.

The jigsaw jungle /  Kristin Levine.
Claudia Dalton, twelve, embarks on an unexpected treasure hunt that she hopes will bring her missing father home and heal whatever is wrong with her family. Told through notes, emails, audio and video transcripts, and more from Claudia's scrapbook.


The Lost Crown / Miller, Sarah.

The Lost Crown /  Miller, Sarah.
Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia.? Like the fingers on a hand--first headstrong Olga; thenTatiana, the tallest; Maria the most hopeful for a?ring; and?Anastasia, the smallest. These are the daughters of Tsar Nicholas II, grand duchesses living a life steeped in tradition abd priviledge.? They are each on the brink of starting their own lives, at the mercy of royal matchmakers.? The summer of 1914 is that precious last wink of time when they can still be sisters together--sisters that link arms and laugh, sisters that share their dreams and worries, and flirt with the officers of their imperial yacht. But in a gunshot the future changes? for these sisters and for Russia. As World War I ignites across Europe, political unrest sweeps Russia. First dissent, then disorder, mutiny? and revolution. For Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, the end of their girlhood together is colliding with the end of more than they ever imagined. At the same time hopeful and hopeless, na?ve and wise, the voices of these sisters become a chorus singing the final song of Imperial Russia. Impeccably researched and utterly fascinating, this novel by acclaimed author Sarah Miller recounts the final days of Imperial Russia with lyricism, criticism and true compassion.


Bleach. Tite Kubo.

Book reads from right to left.


Bleach. [story and art by Tite Kubo ; translation: Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Mark McMurray].

With Ichigo trapped in Hueco Mundo, the Soul Society comes under attack by a mysterious group of warriors calling themselves the Vandenreich. The Soul Reaper captains valiantly stand up to the invaders, but this is a battle they might not be able to win!--Publisher's web page.


I capture the castle / Dodie Smith.

I capture the castle /  Dodie Smith.
The story of 17-year-old Cassandra and her family, who live in not-so-genteel poverty in an English castle, I Capture the Castle is as brightly witty and adventuresome today as it was when it was first published over 60 years ago.


The legend of Greg / Chris Rylander.

The legend of Greg /  Chris Rylander.
Greg Belmont learns he's anything but ordinary when he discovers he's a real, live, fantastical dwarf and sets off on the adventure of a lifetime--


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki.

Pushed to the verge of death by Ulquiorra, Ichigo releases his Hollow powers. But can Ichigo control his powers long enough to claim victory against his rival, or will he lose everything he's been fighting for ...?--Page 4 of cover.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; [English adaptation Lance Caselman ; translation Joe Yamazaki].

Ichigo Kurosaki, a Soul Reaper, faces a huge challenge in trying to maintain the balance between this life and the next when the competition between him and his enemy Uryu generates a huge soul-eating Hollow.


Legend of Everfree : save our camp! / adapted by Louise Alexander.

Legend of Everfree : save our camp! / adapted by Louise Alexander.
The girls of Canterlot High are off to Camp Everfree! Everyone is really excited for all kinds of fun games and a vacation away from magic. But it looks like they're in for some major disappointment when even basic activities are ruined by an uninvited magical twist. And what's this about the camp going up for sale? With the future of Camp Everfree hanging in the balance, the girls will have to rely on the power of friendship to save the day!--Back cover.


Minecraft : the crash / Tracey Baptiste.

Minecraft : the crash / Tracey Baptiste.
Bianca Cooper, a normal sixteen-year-old student, escapes into the world of Minecraft after getting into a terrible car accident. Soon, however, she realizes she is trapped inside the game, and the in-game characters who have been attacking her resemble figures from her real life.--


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Mark McMurray.

With the Quincy raiders making their way through the Soul Reaper royal palace, intent on taking down the Soul King and destroying the society once and for all, Ichigo and his allies wield a secret weapon that could turn the tide.


Frantastic Voyage / Benton, Jim.

Frantastic Voyage /  Benton, Jim.
Franny?s faithful Lab assistant, Igor, has swallowed a doomsday device that is ready to go off at any moment! For a regular scientist, it might seem like there?s only one way to get the device out?um ... make that two ways. But Franny K. Stein is no ordinary scientist, so she concocts her own way to get the device back and save her friend. With her miniaturization machine, Franny shrinks herself to the size of a pin and goes on a field trip like no other ... through the body of a ticking time-dog! Fasten your seat belts, it?s going to be a bumpy ride!


Heartseeker / Melinda Beatty.

Heartseeker /  Melinda Beatty.
When the King hears that Only Fallow can see lies and only tells the truth, he summons her, and she must learn to navigate the dangerous, political world of the King's court--


Bleach : Volume 23, Imala Suerte / [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki].

Fifteen-year-old high school student Ichigo Kurosaki has martial arts skills and the ability to see ghosts, and his life is about to change when he meets Rukia Kuchiki, a soul reaper and protector of innocents.


Legend of Everfree / by Perdita Finn.

Legend of Everfree /  by Perdita Finn.
The past year at Canterlot High has been tough on our Equestria Girls. They need a big break and nothing seems more fitting than a trip to Camp Everfree! Everyone is excited, except Twilight Sparkle. She's nervous she will once again become the evil Midnight Sparkle and wreck havoc on all her new friends. And that's not even her biggest problem! The other girls have developed their own powers, and weird things have been happening since arriving at camp. It looks like the girls can't catch a break after all! -- back cover.


The infernals / John Connolly.

The infernals /  John Connolly.
From New York Times bestselling author John Connolly, a wonderfully strange and brilliant novel about a boy, his dog, and their struggle to escape the wrath of demons. Young Samuel Johnson is in trouble. Not only is his eyesight so poor that he mistakenly asks out a letter box on a date, but an angry demon is seeking revenge for Samuel's part in foiling the invasion of Earth by the forces of evil. It wants to get its claws on Samuel, and when Samuel and his faithful dachshund, Boswell, are pulled through a portal into the dark realm, the home of the Infernals, it gets its chance. But catching Samuel is not going to be easy, for the Infernals have not reckoned on the bravery and cleverness of a boy and his dog, or the loyalty of Samuel's friend, the hapless demon Nurd, or the presence of two clueless policemen and the unlucky, if cheerfully optimistic, driver of an ice-cream van. Most of all, no one has planned on the intervention of an unexpected band of little men, for Samuel and Boswell are not the only inhabitants of Earth who have found themselves in the underworld. If you thought demons were frightening, just wait until you meet Mr. Merryweather's Elves--


The Quilter's Legacy : an Elm Creek Quilts Novel / Chiaverini, Jennifer.

The Quilter's Legacy : an Elm Creek Quilts Novel / Chiaverini, Jennifer.
Readers of Jennifer Chiaverini's popular and engaging Elm Creek Quilts series are treated in each successive volume to storytelling that expertly weaves the joys and intricacies of history, quilting, and family ties. In -- The Quilter's Legacy will resonate with heartfelt honesty as it reveals what tenuous connections bind the generations and celebrates the love that sustains them.


Blackwater / Michael McDowell.

Blackwater is the saga of a small town, Perdido, Alabama, and Elinor Dammert, the stranger who arrives there under mysterious circumstances on Easter Sunday, 1919. On the surface, Elinor is gracious, charming, anxious to belong in Perdido, and eager to marry Oscar Caskey, the eldest son of Perdido's first family. But her beautiful exterior hides a shocking secret. Beneath the waters of the Perdido River, she turns into something terrifying, a creature whispered about in stories that have chilled the residents of Perdido for generations. Some of those who observe her rituals in the river will never be seen again ...Originally published as a series of six volumes in 1983, Blackwater is the crowning achievement of Michael McDowell, author of the Southern Gothic classics Cold Moon Over Babylon and The Elementals and screenwriter of Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas. This first-ever one-volume edition, with a new introduction by Shirley Jackson Award-winning author Nathan Ballingrud, will allow a new generation of readers to discover this modern horror classic.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki.

The battle between the Soul Reaper captains and Aizen's Espadas continues with the fate of Karakura town hanging in the balance. And just as things take a turn for the worse, some surprising allies make their grand entrance.


The Dead Eye And The Deep Blue Sea : the World Of Slavery At Sea-A Graphic Memoir / Vannak Anan Prum, Ben Pederick and Pederick, Jocelyn.

The Dead Eye And The Deep Blue Sea : the World Of Slavery At Sea-A Graphic Memoir / Vannak Anan Prum, Ben Pederick and Pederick, Jocelyn.
Too poor to pay his pregnant wife's hospital bill, Prum Vannak left his village in Cambodia to seek work in Thailand. Men who appeared to be employers on a fishing vessel promised to return him home after a few months at sea, but instead Vannak was hostaged on the vessel for four years of hard labor. Amid violence and cruelty, including frequent beheadings, Vannak survived in large part by honing his ability to tattoo his shipmates--a skill he possessed despite never having been trained in art or having had access to art supplies while growing up. As a means of escape, Vannak and a friend jumped into the water and, hugging empty fish-sauce containers because they could not swim, reached Malaysia in the dark of night. At the harbor, they were taken into a police station ... then sold by their rescuers to work on a plantation. Vannak was kept as a laborer for over a year before an NGO could secure his return to Cambodia. After five years away, Vannak was finally reunited with his family. Vannak documented his ordeal in raw, colorful, detailed illustrations, first created because he believed that without them no one would believe his story. Indeed, very little is known about what happens to the men and boys who end up working on fishing boats in Asia, and these images are some of the first records. In regional Cambodia, many families still wait for men who have disappeared across the Thai border, and out to sea. The Dead Eye and the Deep Blue Sea is a testament to the lives of these many fishermen who are trapped on boats in the Indian Ocean. From the Hardcover edition.


Bleach, 18 : the deathberry returns / [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki].

Fifteen-year-old high school student Ichigo Kurosaki has martial arts skills and the ability to see ghosts, and his life is about to change when he meets Rukia Kuchiki, a soul reaper and protector of innocents.


Silent to the Bone / Konigsburg, E.L.

Silent to the Bone /  Konigsburg, E.L.
Connor is sure his best friend, Branwell, couldn't have hurt Branwell's baby half sister, Nikki. But Nikki lies in a coma, and Branwell is in a juvenile behavioral center, suspected of a horrible crime and unable to utter the words to tell what really happened. Connor is the only one who might be able to break through Branwell's wall of silence. But how can he prove Branwell didn't commit the unspeakable act of which he's accused? when Branwell can't speak for himself?


The thief of all light / Bernard Schaffer.

The thief of all light /  Bernard Schaffer.
Tense, fast, and excellent--I loved this book. --Lee Child From veteran police detective Bernard Schaffer comes a powerful new thriller that crackles with authenticity, page-turning suspense, and spellbinding glimpses into the criminal mind . . . It was one thing to fantasize about evil, to reach into the darkness and play with it a little . . . Rookie cop Carrie Santero has always been fascinated by serial killers. As a teenager, she wrote a letter to Charles Manson in prison--and received a chilling reply


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Joe Yamazaki ; lettering, Mark McMurray.

The peace is suddenly broken when warning sirens blare through the Soul Society. Residents there are disappearing without a trace, and nobody knows who's behind it. Meanwhile, a dark shadow is also extending itself toward Ichigo and his friends in Karakura Town--Publisher's web site.


Captive : a mother's crusade to save her daughter from a terrifying cult / Catherine Oxenberg with Natasha Stoynoff.

Captive : a mother's crusade to save her daughter from a terrifying cult / Catherine Oxenberg with Natasha Stoynoff.
Oxenberg lays bare a secretive organization that is holding her daughter hostage and details her mission to save her. In 2011, Catherine joined her daughter, India, at a leadership seminar for a new organization called NXIVM. They both thought this program might help her achieve her dream of starting her own company. But as her daughter became brainwashed by the organization's charismatic leader she joined a secret, elite sorority of women members who are ordered to maintain a restricted diet, recruit other women as slaves, and are branded with their leader's initials. -- adapted from jacket~In this heartbreaking and shocking expose, one of Dynasty's biggest stars lays bare a secretive organization that is holding her daughter hostage and details her mission to save her in this powerful depiction of a mother's love and determination. I am a mother whose child is being abused and exploited. And I am not alone. In 2011, Catherine joined her daughter, India, at a leadership seminar for a new organization called NXIVM. Her twenty-year-old daughter was on the threshold of building a new company and they both thought this program might help her achieve her dream. But quickly, Catherine saw a sinister side to what appeared to be a self-help organization designed to help its clients become the best versions of themselves. Catherine watched in horror as her daughter fell further and further down the rabbit hole, becoming brainwashed by the organization's charismatic leader. Despite Catherine's best efforts, India was drawn deeper into the cult, eventually joining a secret, elite sorority of women members who are ordered to maintain a restricted diet, recruit other women as slaves, and are branded with their leader's initials. In Captive, Catherine shares every parent's worst nightmare, and the lengths that a mother will go to save her child. Featuring interviews with past members of NXIVM and experts in the field of cults, Oxenberg attempts to draw back the curtain on how these groups continue to lure in members. She relates her continuing journey to try to reach her daughter, to save her from what she believes is a dangerous, mind-controlling cult.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Mark McMurray ; editor, Alexis Kirsch.

The war between the Soul Reapers and the Quincies continues as an injured Kenpachi faces off against more Stern Ritters. Can Ichigo arrive in time to save the day again?!--


The john green collection / John Green.

The john green collection /  John Green.
Four critically acclaimed, award-winning modern classics from #1 New York Times-bestselling author John Green. The John Green Collection includes Printz Award'winning Looking for Alaska, Printz Honor book An Abundance of Katherines, Edgar Award'winning Paper Towns, and #1 New York Times'bestselling The Fault in Our Stars. In addition to his many literary accolades, John Green is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join the millions who follow John on Twitter (@realjohngreen) and tumblr (fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com) or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com.


The unfortunates / Kim Liggett.

The unfortunates /  Kim Liggett.
After getting away with murder, Grant Tavish plans his own form of justice, but before he can act upon it a cave system collapse traps him and four other teenagers miles below the surface, where they soon discover that they aren't alone.


Locked in time / Lois Duncan.

Locked in time /  Lois Duncan.
Nore arrives at her stepmother's Louisiana plantation to find her new family odd and an aura of evil and mystery about the place.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation Lance Caselman ; translation Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering Mark McMurray ; editor Yuki Takagaki.

The rebellion within the Soul Society grows as doubts spread about the death sentence of ex-Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki. Determined to save her, Rukia's childhood friend Renji vows to cut down the captain of his own squad, unaware of the terrifying fate that awaits him.


Bleach. [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Andy Ristaino].

Chad has finally met his match in Captain Kyôraku while Ichigo struggles against Kenpachi Zaraki, and although Ichigo manages to draw blood, Kenpachi strikes a more threatening blow.


Air Fry Everything.

Air Fry Everything.
The Air Fry Everything cookbook creates fried food fast without the added fat, calories or guilt. Created by The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence, Air Fry Everything offers over 130 all new, flavor-bursting recipes, including restaurant makeovers, like Blooming Onions, Beer Battered Onion Rings, Chicken Wings, Shrimp Egg Rolls, and Skinny Fries, and turns them into healthy and crunchy, lower calorie alternatives. Additional recipes include Parmesan Chicken Fingers, Fish and Chips, Cherry Chipotle Chicken Wings, Crab Cakes, Coconut Shrimp, Fried Cauliflower with Parmesan Lemon Dressing, homemade potato chips, Boston Cream Donut Holes, and much more. Your air fryer can create more than fried foods, and Air Fry Everything gives you recipes for that too including Marinated Rib-Eye Steak with Herb Roasted Mushrooms, Inside Out Cheeseburgers, Honey Mesquite Pork Chops, Maple Balsamic Salmon, Roasted Vegetable Stromboli and Mini Molten Chocolate Cake, just to name a few. Plus foolproof recipes for making perfect bacon, roasting garlic, toasting nuts and creating crispy tortilla chips. As always Meredith also provides tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your air fryer, plus how to cook your favorite frozen foods without all the added oil that goes along with deep-frying. Air Fry Everything is the must-have cookbook for anyone who owns an air fryer.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; translation, Joe Yamazaki.

Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts--he was born with the gift. When his family is attached by a Hollow--a malevolent lost soul--Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits themselves find peace. ... Ichigo is rescued from the pit of despair once again by Rukia. And she's not the only member of the Soul Society who shows up to help out. Now having finally regained his true Soul Reaper powers, Ichigo faces off against Ginjo with no restraints--Page 4 of cover.


Ace of the diamond. Yuji Terajima.

Eijun Sawamura has enrolled in the well-known baseball school Seido High School. He doesn't exactly start with a bang; sleeping in on the first day calls the wrath of the head coach down on his head. In an effort to redeem himself immediately, he enters into a long pitch contest with the coach. When he fails, he's told to give up on being a pitcher. In a team as filled with talented players as Seido, his path to the varsity team just keeps getting further and further away! Eijun's one goal is to be the Ace, and now another powerful rival steps into his path: Furuya!


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; [English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki].

During a bloody confrontation with a sadistic Soul Reaper, Uryu chooses a path that will temporarily grant him enormous power, at great personal cost. Meanwhile, Ichigo races to master a powerful technique that will help him fight Byakuya and hopefully, save Rukia from execution.--Page 4 of cover.


Spirit hunters. the island of monsters / Ellen Oh.

Spirit hunters. the island of monsters / Ellen Oh.
Harper Raine faces new challenges ahead when her parents take the whole family to a remote tropical island for vacation. As Harper starts to have visions of the resort's history of disappearances and discovers more about the island's dark and fabled past, she must use her newly acquired spirit hunting talents to save everyone on the island from murderous spirits on the attack.


Ace of the diamond. Yuji Terajima.

Seido High's team is without an Ace, and so a game between the first-years and the upperclassmen is held to uncover new talent. The upperclassmen team's overwhelming strength and ability is about to utterly destroy the first-year team's will when Eijun steps up to recover the team's morale. Seeing his determination to work toward victory, the coach finally decides to put Eijun on the mound. Eijun's excitement at finally getting to pitch hits a stumbling block when he comes up against his roommate, upperclassman Masuko. Will Eijun finally understand the harsh reality of being kicked off the varsity team through his head-to-head battle against Masuko?!


Where the birds never sing : the true story of the 92nd Signal Battalion and the liberation of Dachau / Jack Sacco.

Where the birds never sing : the true story of the 92nd Signal Battalion and the liberation of Dachau / Jack Sacco.
In this riveting book, Jack Sacco tells the realistic, harrowing, at times horrifying, and ultimately triumphant tale of an American GI in World War II as seen through the eyes of his father, Joe Sacco--farm boy from Alabama who was flung into the chaos of Normandy and survived the terrors of the Bulge. As part of the 92nd Signal Battalion and Patton's famed Third Army, Joe and his buddies found themselves at the forefront of the Allied push through France and Germany. After more than a year of fighting, but still only twenty years old, Joe had become a hardened veteran. Yet nothing could have prepared him and his unit for the horrors behind the walls of Germany's infamous Dachau concentration camp. They were among the first 250 American troops into the camp, and it was there that they finally grasped the significance of the Allied mission. Surrounded by death and destruction, the men not only found the courage and will to fight, but they also discovered the meaning ...


Super moon / H.A. Swain.

Super moon /  H.A. Swain.
Sol is the month between June and July on the thirteen-month Moon calendar. It's the only time teenagers have to themselves between rigorous scientific training and their ultimate lab assignments in their colony on the Moon. Their families emigrated from Earth to build better lives; but life on the Moon is far from perfect, as Uma learns on the eve of Sol. Uma meets an Earthen girl who becomes a fast friend, and much more. What Uma doesn't know is that the girl is assigned to infect Uma with a plague that a rogue faction of Earthen scientists hope will wipe out Moon soldiers. Will Uma be the cause of a pandemic? Whom can she trust, and moreover, whom does she love?


Bounce : a novel / by Megan Shull.

Bounce : a novel / by Megan Shull.
Seventh grader Frannie Hudson wonders what it would be like to trade in her family for a new one. Her big brother ignores her. Her mean older sister can't stand her. And her parents have just announced they're going on a last-minute vacation--without her. When Frannie makes one desperate, crazy wish--BOOM!--she magically bounces into a whole new life, with a totally different family. And. It. Is. Amazing! There's only one catch: waking up as someone else keeps happening. Plunged into lives and adventures she's only imagined--from being a pop star to meeting one super-cute boy--Frannie finds courage in the unforgettable friends and families she meets along the way. But as her new life spins out of control, Frannie begins to worry if she'll ever get back home. A celebration of the power of love and connection, Megan Shull's extraordinary new novel captures one girl's journey to find her voice, heal her heart, and discover the joy of bouncing back.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki.

As Aizen strolls through Karakura Town, Ichigo undergoes furious training in order to master the one technique that could bring an end to the conflict. But when the battle is finally over, how will Ichigo's world have changed?--Publisher's web site.


When life gives you demons / Jennifer Honeybourn.

When life gives you demons /  Jennifer Honeybourn.
Some people have school spirit. Shelby Black has real ones. Shelby Black has spent the past six months training to be an exorcist. Her great-uncle Roy--a Catholic priest--has put her through exorcist boot camp hell, hoping to develop her talent, but ohmygod, he still doesn't trust her to do an exorcism on her own. High school is hard enough without having to explain that you fight demons for a living, so Shelby keeps her extracurricular activity to herself. The last thing she wants is for her crush, Spencer, to find out what she does in her off time. But Shelby knows how to keep a secret--even a big one. Like the fact that her mom left under mysterious circumstances and it's all her fault. Shelby is hellbent on finding her mom, no matter what it costs her--even if what it ends up costing her is her soul AND a relationship with Spencer.


The Fran That Time Forgot / Benton, Jim.

The Fran That Time Forgot /  Benton, Jim.
Franny K. Stein didn?t think the time would ever come when someone would realize what the K However, things don?t turn out quite as she calculated, and Franny ends up having to face her teenage self in a warped, fourth-dimensional, kid-versus-teen, good-versus-evil, Franny-versus-Franny battle of the minds!


The impossibility of us / Katy Upperman.

The impossibility of us /  Katy Upperman.
Told in two voices Mati, a devout Muslim from Afghanistan, and Elise, a seventeen-year-old whose brother was killed there, try to keep their budding romance secret from their families.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; translation/Joe Yamazaki.

As Hitsugaya and Mayuri join the war between the Soul Reapers and the Quincies, Yhwach enters Reiokyu and faces off against the royal palace's defenders.


The Withers Awaken : Wither War Book Two: A Far Lands Adventure: An Unofficial Minecrafter's Adventure.

The Withers Awaken : Wither War Book Two: A Far Lands Adventure: An Unofficial Minecrafter's Adventure.
Krael, the Wither King, has been trapped deep underground, ending his reign of terror, and all the NPCs of the Far Lands have all put away their swords in peace except Watcher; the young archer still suspects Krael has bigger plans. He's right. In the darkness of the Cave of Slumber, Krael awakens the imprisoned wither horde, and with the help of creepers and endermen, the wither army is released from their rocky jail. They spread across the Far Lands, searching for the ancient Vault of Weapons which will make the army of withers indestructible. But one man alone holds the secret to the Vault's whereabouts: the Far Land's last living NPC wizard. Watcher and his friends must race to find the wizard before Krael and his army of monsters. But if they fail, a wave of destruction, led by the King of the Withers, will sweep across the landscape, destroying everything--and everyone--they know.


To right the wrongs / Sheryl Scarborough.

To right the wrongs /  Sheryl Scarborough.
Barely three weeks after catching the killer of Erin s mother and their biology teacher, Erin and her crew are back, up to their elbows in forensics projects. But this time it s with the full approval of their parents.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; translation, Joe Yamazaki.

After a long battle, Ichigo loses his Soul Reaper powers and is now living a quiet and peaceful life. But when a mysterious man named Kugo Ginjo approaches him, Ichigo might have a chance to regain his powers. But what are Ginjo's true motives?--Publisher's web site.


The lost queen of Crocker County : a novel / Elizabeth Leiknes.

The lost queen of Crocker County : a novel / Elizabeth Leiknes.
For fans of books like THE READERS OF BROKEN WHEEL RECOMMEND, a feel-good story of going home again to get things right. Crocker County crowns a new Corn Queen every year, but Jane Willow's the one you would remember. She can't forget Iowa, either. Even though she fled to LA to become a film critic years ago, home was always there behind her. But when a family tragedy happens, she's forced to drive back to Crocker County. The rolling farmlands can't much hide the things she left behind: the best friend she abandoned who now runs a meatloaf hotline, the childhood front porch that sits hauntingly empty, and that fiasco of a Corn Fest that spun her life in a different direction. Before Jane can escape her past a second time, disaster strikes, and she will have to find a way to right her mistakes and save herself from her regrets. An unflinchingly love letter to the Midwest that unfolds through a celebration of movies, this ferociously endearing novel brings home the saving grace of second chances.


Bleach. [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Mark McMurray].

With Captain General Yamamoto giving him an opening, Ichigo goes in for the finishing strike against Aizen! But Ichigo will need the help of some new reinforcements if he hopes to defeat both Aizen and Ichimaru Gin!--Publisher's web site.


Beauty bunny. Mari Yoshino.

According to the young heir of Yashima Cosmetics and genius makeup artist, Iori Yashima, any girl can be beautiful, and he doesn't want Kohane Yuzuhara to forget it! She's a homely young woman, but thanks to Iori's influence, she starts to develop an interest in beauty. As the two of them get closer, however, Kohane finds that the other girls in her class might not be too happy about that. And now that summer vacation has started, Iori has started spending a lot of time at Kohane's house. Prepare for the second volume of this makeup-themed romantic comedy!


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; [English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki].

While the Seireitei, the inner sanctum of the Soul Society, is on high alert because of intruders defeating assistant captains, a prominant captain mysteriously dies and Ichigo confronts Ichigo Kenpachi of the Eleventh Company. Presented in graphic novel format.


Ace of the diamond. Yuji Terajima.

Sawamura has now moved up to varsity, and just as he starts to feel the weight of responsibility, a hellish training camp begins! The heroic measures of the training camp force the trio of first-years to finally realize the extraordinary resolution and overwhelming effort that their upperclassmen put into practice on the daily. And when the training camp comes to a close, the practice games begin, with Furuya and Sawamura's pitching orders already decided...


TBH. Lisa Greenwald.

TBH.  Lisa Greenwald.
Told entirely in text messages, the second book in this addictive series TBH from the acclaimed author of 11 Before 12 is perfect for fans of Lauren Myracle and Rachel Renee Russell. Cece has no time for her boy-crazy friends. She wants to make a bigger impact in middle school than just choosing the perfect kissy cat-face emoji.--Amazon.TBH, Cece has no time for her boy-crazy friends. She wants to make a bigger impact in middle school than just choosing the perfect kissy cat-face emoji.But that's hard when Gabby and Prianka talk about their crushes 24/7. (To be honest, it's way too much information!) Between nailing down summer plans, getting busted for iMessaging in class, and organizing the spring fair, things are getting rocky for the BFFs.But when Prianka gets an SOS text from her friend Vishal, the girls realize they need to band together—because some of their classmates have bigger challenges than dealing with sixth grade stress.


Bleach. [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki].

Find out what happened in the Soul Society one hundred years ago. Kisuke Urahara is the new captain of twelfth company--now if only he could get along with his assistant captain. And Soul Reaper captain Shinji Hirako suspects something sinister is going on with his second in command, Aizen.--Page 4 of cover.


Try me / Parker Blue.

Try me /  Parker Blue.
This part-demon teen vampire fighter and her faithful terrier hellhound are once again patrolling the dark city streets of San Antonio, Texas. Val's hunky human partner, Detective Dan Sullivan, is giving her the cold shoulder since she beheaded his vampire ex-fiancée. Vamp leader Alejandro is struggling to keep the peace between vamps, demons and humans. The mucho powerful Encyclopedia Magicka has been stolen, someone in the Demon Underground is poisoning vamps, and Val's inner lust demon, Lola, is getting very restless since Val's now partnered with sexy Shade, the shadow demon with the blond good looks of an angel.


She loves you : yeah, yeah, yeah / by Ann Hood.

She loves you : yeah, yeah, yeah / by Ann Hood.
In 1966, with her middle school life and the world itself in turmoil, twelve-year-old Trudy and the other three remaining fan club members leave Rhode Island for Boston to see a Beatles' concert.


Metro 2033 / Dmitry Glukhovsky.

Metro 2033 /  Dmitry Glukhovsky.


Wrong in all the right ways / Tiffany Brownlee.

Wrong in all the right ways /  Tiffany Brownlee.
Emma's always had very careful plans for her life, but then she falls in love with the one person in the world who's off-limits: her new foster brother, Dylan McAndrews. She emerses herself in reading Wuthering Heights for her AP English class, which includes an assignment to echo Bronte's style in an epistolary format. Distraught by the escalating intensity of their mutual attraction, Emma and Dylan try to constrain their romance to the page, for fear of threatening Dylan's chances at being adopted. They soon get enveloped in a passionate, secretive relationship with a very uncertain outcome. -- adapted from jacket~Sixteen-year-old high school senior Emma's life is transformed by Dylan, her new foster brother, but she finds herself torn between romantic and familial feelings in a tale reminiscent of Wuthering Heights.


All rounder Meguru.

After losing two matches in a row, high-schooler and budding Shooto fighter, Meguru Takayanagi, is plagued with frustration. In order to get stronger, he begins taking part in joint practice with the kickboxing class by the suggestion of striking instructor, Maria. There, he meets a 5'10 high school girl kickboxer by the name of Maki Kamiya. Their encounter puts the pedal to the metal on this youthful Shooto drama!


Round Robin : an Elm Creek Quilts Book / Chiaverini, Jennifer.

Round Robin : an Elm Creek Quilts Book / Chiaverini, Jennifer.
-- Round Robin, A round robin quilt is created by sewing concentric patchwork or appliqu? borders to a central block as it is passed around a circle of friends. We rejoin the Elm Creek Quilters as they embark on just such a project, intended as a gift to their beloved Sylvia. But for each member of the circle, the threads of happiness begin to unravel. As each woman adds a border to the central block, she contributes her story to the ongoing history of Elm Creek Manor. Resplendent in green, blue, and gold, the quilt serves as a symbol of the complex, lasting ties that unify mothers and daughters, sisters and friends. As they stitch together the sometimes harmonious, often discordant scraps of their crazy-quilt lives, the Elm Creek Quilters learn that friendship is a most precious gift, and that even in the darkest of times, love illuminates the way home.


Bleach. [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki].

While the Soul Reapers are entrenched in bloody one-on-one battles with the Espadas, their sworn enemy Aizen is preparing to make the next move in his elaborate plan. The battlefields of Hueco Mundo will soon give way to another battlefield where the price of losing will prove to be infinitely higher--Publisher's web site.


Bleach. [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Mark McMurray].

Ichigo, Chad, and Uryu are determined to rescue Orihime from Aizen's vile machinations. The would-be heroes must first pass Tre Cifras--the land of the disgraced Arrancars, who see destroying Ichigo and his friends as a way to redeem their honor.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; [translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Mark McMurray].

When a mysterious group of warriors calling themselves the Vandenreich attacks, Ichigo heads to Hueco Mundo to help his friend Nel. And when the Vandenreich takes the fight to the Soul Society, an all-out war between Soul Reapers and Quincies breaks out!--Cover, p.[4}


The exact location of home / by Kate Messner.

The exact location of home /  by Kate Messner.
Believing his long-absent father is missing and leaving clues behind through geocaching, Zig, thirteen, relies on his love of electronics, a garage sale GPS unit, and his best friend, Gianna, to search for answers.


Poppy / Avi ; illustrated by Brian Floca.

Poppy /  Avi ; illustrated by Brian Floca.
A hoot owl, Ocax, rules Dimwood Forest and promises to protect the mice as long as they ask his permission to move about. Poppy is a deer mouse under the owl's protection, but when her fiance is killed by Ocax she defies the owl and begins a journey to a new place. Poppy wants to find a place where her family can live away from Ocax, but she has to do it without Ocax catching her.


A grand old time / Judy Leigh.

A grand old time /  Judy Leigh.
A funny and heartwarming debut for fans of Celia Imrie and Dawn French. Evie Gallagher is regretting her hasty move into a care home. She may be seventy-five and recently widowed, but she's absolutely not dead yet. And so, one morning, Evie walks out of Sheldon Lodge and sets off on a Great Adventure across Europe. But not everyone thinks Great Adventures are appropriate for women of Evie's age, least of all her son Brendan and his wife Maura, who follow a trail of puzzling text messages to bring her home. When they finally catch up with her, there are shocks in store . . . because while Brendan may have given up on life and love, Evie certainly has not.


The Spanish bride / Georgette Heyer.

The Spanish bride /  Georgette Heyer.
Based on the true story of Brigade-Major Harry Smith and the very young Spanish noblewoman he met and married during the Peninsular Wars, when the Duke of Wellington's forces fought Napoleon's army in Spain and Portugal.


All rounder Meguru. Hiroki Endou.

It's the second round of the East-Japan Tourney. As Meguru continues to fight for dear life, battered but unbroken, Ogasawara's spirit is driven into a corner. Meanwhile, an unexpected encounter stirs up Yudai's troubled past while he awaits his semifinal match with the fearsome Takashi.


The sea queen : a novel / Linnea Hartsuyker.

The sea queen : a novel / Linnea Hartsuyker.
Six years after The Half-Drowned King, Ragnvald Eysteinsson is now king of Sogn, but fighting battles for King Harald keeps him away from home, as he confronts treachery and navigates a political landscape that grows more dangerous the higher he rises. Ragnvald's sister Svanhild has found the freedom and adventure she craves at the side of the rebel explorer Solvi Hunthiofsson, though not without a cost. She longs for a home where her quiet son can grow strong, and a place where she can put down roots, even as Solvi's ambition draws him back to Norway's battles again and keeps her divided from her brother. As a growing rebellion unites King Harald's enemies, Ragnvald suspects that some Norse nobles are not loyal to Harald's dream of a unified Norway. He sets a plan in motion to defeat all of his enemies, and bring his sister back to his side, while Svanhild finds herself with no easy decisions, and no choices that will leave her truly free. Their actions will hold irrevocable repercussions for the fates of those they love and for Norway itself. The Sea Queen returns to the fjords and halls of Viking-Age Scandinavia, a world of violence and prophecy, where honor is challenged by shifting alliances, and vengeance is always a threat to peace.--


Bleach. Be my family or not / [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki].

Ichigo Kurosaki has martial arts skills and the ability to see ghosts, and his life is about to change when he meets Rukia Kuchiki, a soul reaper and protector of innocents.


The Fran with Four Brains / Benton, Jim.

The Fran with Four Brains /  Benton, Jim.
Being a mad scientist in the modern world is very hard work. With so much that needs to be done in such a short period of time, multitasking can become overwhelming. Franny needs some additional help. But for Franny there is only one person in the world she trusts to help her with her experiments: herself. So she acquires assistance the mad-scientist way?by building a few real, live, steel-plated Franbots!


Bleach. [story and art by Tite Kubo ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman ; translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Andy Ristaino].

Ichigo and company are one step closer to saving Rukia from the Soul Society, but for their plan to work, Ichigo must control the spiritual energy that wells within him. Meanwhile, the Soul Society dispatches a delegation to welcome their visitors.


Bring on the heat / Katie Rose.

Bring on the heat /  Katie Rose.
House-sitting for a rich and famous friend has its perks, and Darcy Hamel isn't shy about enjoying them. Especially when it means scoring a ticket to an exclusive fashion show hosted by the New Jersey Sonics. An avid baseball fan, Darcy has always dreamed of meeting the team--especially the starting pitcher whose body is as hot as his fastball. But there's a catch. The gala is by invitation only. To get behind the velvet rope, mild-mannered Darcy will have to pose as party girl Lydia Logan. Schmoozing is one of the downsides of fame, but Chase Westbrook knows how to liven up even the dullest event. And nothing spices a night up more than a beautiful socialite with a naughty reputation. What Chase doesn't expect is a hint of sweetness beneath her sultry façade. Flirtation turns to seduction and leaves him aching for more. Chase just doesn't know who the real Lydia is: the spoiled tease crying foul over some missing diamonds or the alluring woman making a play for his heart.


Stephen Coonts' Deep black. by Stephen Coonts and Jim DeFelice.

Stephen Coonts' Deep black.  by Stephen Coonts and Jim DeFelice.
National Security Agency operative Charlie Deanand his colleague, Delta Force trooper Lia Francesca, rush to decipher the research of Dean's friend Dr. James Kegan, who has disappeared leaving behind an unidentified dead man, and a trail that leads to an alleged terrorist cell.


Travelers in the Third Reich : the rise of fascism: 1919-1945 / Julia Boyd.

Travelers in the Third Reich : the rise of fascism: 1919-1945 / Julia Boyd.
Without the benefit of hindsight, how do you interpret what's right in front of your eyes? The events that took place in Germany between 1919 and 1945 were dramatic and terrible, but there were also moments of confusion, of doubt--even of hope. How easy was it to know what was actually going on, to grasp the essence of National Socialism, to remain untouched by the propaganda, or predict the Holocaust? Travelers in the Third Reich is an extraordinary history of the rise of the Nazis based on fascinating first-hand accounts, drawing together a multitude of voices and stories, including politicians, musicians, diplomats, schoolchildren, communists, scholars, athletes, poets, fascists, artists, tourists, and even celebrities like Charles Lindbergh and Samuel Beckett. Their experiences create a remarkable three-dimensional picture of Germany under Hitler--one so palpable that the reader will feel, hear, even breathe the atmosphere. These are the accidental eyewitnesses to history. Disturbing, absurd, moving, and ranging from the deeply trivial to the deeply tragic, their tales give a fresh insight into the complexities of the Third Reich, its paradoxes, and its ultimate destruction.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Mark McMurray.

With Kyoraku gravely injured, it'll be up to his adjutant Nanao to protect him. But can she master her newly revealed sword in time to make a difference? Meanwhile, Uryu's plans will become clear when he comes face-to-face with Ichigo! Rated: T


Team players / Mike Lupica.

Team players /  Mike Lupica.
A girl with Asperger's joins Cassie's softball team but not everyone on the team welcomes her, creating a rift between Cassie and her teammates--


The rhino in right field / Stacy Dekeyser.

The rhino in right field /  Stacy Dekeyser.
In 1948, Nikko Spirakis, twelve, loves baseball but must get past his hard-working immigrant parents--and the rhino in the outfield--to become a batboy for the local minor league team.


The Shakespeare requirement / Julie Schumacher.

The Shakespeare requirement /  Julie Schumacher.
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune keep hitting beleaguered English professor Jason Fitger right between the eyes in this hilarious and eagerly awaited sequel to the cult classic of anhedonic academe, the Thurber Prize-winning Dear Committee Members . Once more into the breach ... Now is the fall of his discontent, as Jason Fitger, newly appointed chair of the English Department of Payne University, takes arms against a sea of troubles, personal and institutional. His ex-wife is sleeping with the dean who must approve whatever modest initiatives he undertakes. The fearsome department secretary Fran clearly runs the show (when not taking in rescue parrots and dogs) and holds plenty of secrets she's not sharing. The lavishly funded Econ Department keeps siphoning off English's meager resources and has taken aim at its remaining office space. And Fitger's attempt to get a mossbacked and antediluvian Shakespeare scholar to retire backfires spectacularly when the press concludes that the Bard is being kicked to the curricular curb. Lord, what fools these mortals be! Julie Schumacher proves the point and makes the most of it in this delicious romp of satire.


Bishop / Sawyer Bennett.

Bishop /  Sawyer Bennett.
Meet the Arizona Vengeance, hockey's hottest new team. They're burning up the ice - until a one-night-stand with the coach's daughter freezes one player in his skates. Bishop Scott, co-captain. Not too shabby, huh? It's all part of my fresh start with the NHL's latest expansion team, and that means new teammates, a new coach, a new city, and a big new contract. Basically, I cannot wait to show my old squad what they're missing. But first, I decide to check out the town before the grind begins. Turns out Arizona chicks are totally smokin', and I'm fortunate enough to meet one who's looking for the same thing I am: a night of anonymous, unforgettable, no-strings-attached sex. Fast forward to the Vengeance arena. It's the last place I expect to see her again - let alone in her own office. Then bells go off and I finally realize who this girl is: Brooke Perron. My new coach's daughter. All of a sudden, we're picking up right where we left off, which means our hands are all over each other. That's when her dad - my boss - walks in. And before I can get a word out, Brooke's introducing me as her fiancé. Sure, she just saved my ass. So why do I get the feeling Brooke's going to turn my world upside down? Maybe it's because this fake relationship feels way too real.


The Breakers.

The Breakers.
Sharon gets a request from her former neighbors the Curleys. Their usually dependable daughter, Chelle, hasn't answered their calls in over a week. Would Sharon check on her? Chelle, a house flipper, has been living at her latest rehab project: a Prohibition-era nightclub known as the Breakers, formerly a favored watering hole for San Francisco's elite, now converted into a run-down apartment building. There's something sinister about the quirky space, and Sharon quickly discovers why. Lurking in a secret room between two floors is a ghastly art gallery: photos and drawings of mass murderers, long ago and recent. Jack the Ripper. The Zodiac and Zebra killers. Charles Manson. What, an alarmed Sharon wonders, was Chelle doing in this chamber of horrors? And as Sharon begins to suspect that the ghoulish collage may be more than just a leftover relic of the Breakers' checkered history, her search for Chelle becomes a desperate race against the clock before a killer strikes again.


Unbreak my heart / Lauren Blakely.

From #1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely comes a new standalone romance as you've never seen her before. Filled with raw emotion, heartbreak, hope, and humor, UNBREAK MY HEART explores how to heal, how to live, and how to love. I didn't break her heart, and she didn't break mine--we broke each other's. I never stopped loving her, but time and distance played its cruel role in ripping us apart three years ago when she moved halfway around the world. Now after all those endless miles away, she's returned . . . but I'm not the guy I was before. Beautiful, kind, and loving, she's the same--my hope. The only one who can make a day better, who can make me feel again with one kiss, one touch, one night. There's so much I have to put back in place now that I'm alone and on my own. Things I never wanted at the age of twenty-five. When I receive an unexpected letter that might hold the clues to everything I desperately need to understand about my family, I'm sure I have to follow it. But that means leaving her once more. She says she'll come with me, and having her by my side will unbreak my heart . . . or destroy it. That's the chance I have to take.


A touch of gold / Annie Sullivan.

A touch of gold /  Annie Sullivan.
King Midas's gift-- his curse-- almost killed his daughter, and he relinquished The Golden Touch forever. Years later Princess Kora still bears the consequences: her skin shines golden, and she harbors secret powers that are getting harder to hide. Spending her days in the palace, concealed behind gloves and veils, Kora tries to ignore the stares and gossip of courtiers until a duke arrives to court her. Their courtship is disrupted when a thief leaves the treasury depleted and King Midas vulnerable. Kora's ability to sense gold sends her off to track the thief down. But not everything is what it seems-- not thieves, not pirates, and not even curses. -- adapted from amazon.com~Gold is wealth. Wealth is power. Power is a curse. King Midas once had the ability to turn all he touched into gold. But after his gift--or curse--almost killed his daughter, Midas relinquished The Touch forever. Ten years later, Princess Kora still bears the consequences of her father's wish: her skin shines golden, rumors follow her everywhere she goes, and she harbors secret powers that are getting harder to hide. Kora spends her days locked in the palace, concealed behind gloves and veils, trying to ignore the stares and gossip of courtiers. It isn't until a charming young duke arrives that Kora realizes there may be someone out there who doesn't fear her or her curse. But their courtship is disrupted when a thief steals precious items from the kingdom, leaving the treasury depleted and King Midas vulnerable. Thanks to her unique ability to sense gold, Kora is the only one who can track the thief down. As she sails off on her quest, Kora learns that not everything is what it seems--not thieves, not pirates, and not even curses. She quickly discovers that gold--and the power it brings--is more dangerous than she'd ever believed. Midas learned his lesson at a price. What will Kora's journey cost? -- Amazon.


Eat, prey, love / Laura Durham.

An exotic island. The world's top wedding planners. A murderer out for revenge. Wedding planner Annabelle Archer feels like she's finally hit the big time when she and her team are invited to go to Bali along with some of the world's most illustrious wedding planners. The dream quickly turns into a nightmare when a fellow planner is poisoned at the welcome dinner. When another murder follows quickly on the first, it's clear that the killer is out for revenge. Can Annabelle and her colorful crew discover who's poisoning the planners before the killer serves up another dose of death?


Night of the living wed / Laura Durham.

Wedding planner Annabelle Archer is ecstatic about her wedding-free weekend getaway . . . until she realizes she's booked a hotel room next to an unfriendly ghost. A vacation is just what Annabelle and her team need after a busy wedding season, and a weekend at a mountain resort promises plenty of R & R. That is, until they discover the hotel is haunted and the ghosts might not be so friendly. Reports of the poltergeists have made reservations plummet, and the hotel staff is in danger of losing their jobs. Can Annabelle and crew discover the truth behind the ghost rumors and save the resort?


For Better Or Hearse / Laura Durham.

**Agatha Award-winning Series!**When Annabelle Archer finds one of DC’s most despised culinary divas impaled on an ice sculpture, it seems that revenge is, indeed, a dish best served cold.For a wedding planner, temperamental chefs are nothing new. Unfortunately, a dead chef crashing a wedding reception is enough to put Annabelle’s business on ice. As the bodies of rival chefs begin to pile up, the suspect list shrinks along with Annabelle and her zany crew’s chances for survival if they’re caught poking around in the murderer’s kitchen. Who wants the city’s culinary masters dead, and is Annabelle’s determination to find the killer a recipe for disaster?For Better Or Hearse is the second book in the Annabelle Archer cozy mystery series. If you like charming characters, fast-paced comedy, and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the wild world of weddings, then you’ll love the follow-up novel to Laura Durham’s Agatha award-winning mystery debut.Buy For Better Or Hearse to read Annabelle’s next adventure today!Interview with the AuthorQ - So, what makes the Annabelle Archer series special?A - The Annabelle Archer wedding planner mysteries are based on my 20 plus years of planning society weddings in Washington, DC. That means I’ve seen tons of crazy things happen, and I’ve worked with lots of colorful characters. I bring that light-hearted sense of fun and zany characters into the novels. And since the books are about weddings, there is plenty of food, décor, and behind the scenes details. The Annabelle Archer books are fast-paced cozy mysteries featuring a female protagonist with a little romance and comedy thrown in. You'll find the series has lots of elements of craft and culinary mysteries, as well.Q - What order should I read the books in?A –I'd suggest the following sequence:- Better Off Wed- For Better Or Hearse- Dead Ringer—A Novella- Review To A Kill- Death on the Aisle- Night of the Living Wed- Eat, Prey, LoveQ - So, why should readers give these books a try?A - Because the Annabelle Archer cozy mystery series is fun, light, and the perfect escape or beach reading. Plus, the first book in the series won the Agatha Award for the Best First Novel. Praise for the Annabelle Archer Series:A delightfully witty blend of murder and matrimony- Donna Andrews, author of Gone Gull and How the Finch Stole ChristmasCozy mystery lovers should briskly march up their bookstore aisles to grab a copy of Better Off Wed.-- Susan McBride, author of Come Helen High WaterLaura Durham has given her readers a reason to celebrate.-- Elaine Viets, author of The Art of MurderDelightful mystery . . . Cozy readers will love this invitation to a wedding to die for.-- Nancy Martin, author of Bye Bye Blackbird“Laura Durham and her flair for witty characters and murder amidst matrimony are a match made in mystery heaven.”--Ellen Byerrum, author of Hostile Makeover“Laura Durham has succeeded in crafting a series featuring a thoroughly believable and lovable set of characters, much akin to Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum and her motley crew.”-Roundtable ReviewsIf You Enjoy Laura Durham, You May Also Like:Gina LaMannaAgatha FrostDonna AndrewsChelsea FieldJana...


Cincinnati Candy : a Sweet History.

Cincinnati Candy : a Sweet History.


The big sigma collection. Joseph R. Lallo.

The big sigma collection.  Joseph R. Lallo.


The tenant of Wildfell Hall : romance novel / Anne Brontë.

A mysterious young widow arrives at Wildfell Hall, an Elizabethan mansion which has been empty for many years, with her young son and servant. She lives there in strict seclusion under the assumed name Helen Graham and soon finds herself the victim of local slander. Refusing to believe anything scandalous about her, Gilbert Markham befriends Helen, discovers her past and falls in love with here.


The first Sir Percy & The Scarlet Pimpernel : historical action-adventure novels / Emma Orczy.

The First Sir Percy is a tale of the ancestor of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel. It is March 1624 in Holland. Two months earlier, a mercenary who calls himself Diogenes foiled the plot on the life of the Stadtholder, Prince of Orange. Now, he has finally met his real father, an English nobleman, and realized his true identity as Sir Percy Blake of Blakeney, heir to a large estate in Sussex. The Scarlet Pimpernel - Set during the Reign of Terror following the start of the French Revolution The Scarlet Pimpernel is the tale of Sir Percy Blakeney, a chivalrous Englishman who rescues aristocrats before they are sent to the guillotine. He is known by his symbol, a simple flower, the scarlet pimpernel. Marguerite Blakeney, his French wife, does not share his secret. She is approached by the new French envoy to England with a threat to her brother's life if she does not aid in the search for the Pimpernel.


The People's Republic of Everything.

The People's Republic of Everything.


How to Have That Difficult Conversation Gaining the Skills for Honest and Meaningful Communication / John Townsend.

How to Have That Difficult Conversation Gaining the Skills for Honest and Meaningful Communication / John Townsend.
Successful people confront well. They know that setting healthy boundaries improves relationships and can solve important problems. They have discovered that uncomfortable situations can be avoided or resolved through direct conversation. But most of us don't know how to have difficult conversations, and we see confrontation as scary or adversarial. Authors Henry Cloud and John Townsend take the principles from their bestselling book, Boundaries, and apply them to a variety of the most common difficult situations and relationships in order to: Show how healthy confrontation can improve relationships Present the essentials of a good boundary-setting conversation Provide tips on preparing for the conversation Show how to tell people what you want, stop bad behavior, and deal with counterattack Give actual examples of conversations to have with your spouse, your date, your kids, your coworker, your parents, and more! Full of practical tips and how-tos, this book will help you make your relationships better, deepen your intimacy with people you care for, and cultivate more love, understanding, and respect between you and others.


Philip and the Dragon / John Paulits.

Philip and the Dragon /  John Paulits.
Philip's teacher gives the class an impossible assignment. He calls it a scavenger hunt/research project. Philip blames it on his classmate Cecil, who asked for harder work to do. Philip and Emery team up, and thanks to a combination of inspiration, good luck, and hard work come up with a project the likes of which neither his class nor his teacher has ever seen.


You drive me crazy / Juliana Stone.

Coming home to Crystal Lake should be a walk in the park for famous race car driver, Wyatt Blackwell. He'll collect an honor, see some family, and get back to his fast paced life before anyone notices he's gone. But when a fender-bender lands him in the local ER, the doc who treats him is none other than the prickly, straight laced, student president he screwed over at prom. Her dislike is evident but so are the sparks. Good ones. Bad ones. Hot ones. Regan Thorne refuses to acknowledge any of them and that makes it personal. Makes it challenging. Because Wyatt Blackwell doesn't lose on the track, and he sure as hell doesn't lose in the bedroom. Regan Thorne can't deny it's desire she feels for sexy-as-sin Wyatt Blackwell--but she doesn't have to like it. The man was singularly responsible for one of the worst nights of her life. The fact that he's interested means nothing--she knows he'd use her and leave--and at twenty-nine she's not in the market for a fling. But Wyatt Blackwell is persistent. His charm outrageous. Makes a girl wonder. Can she give in to her darkest desires and teach Wyatt a lesson at the same time? As winter approaches the sleepy town of Crystal Lake and things heat up, Regan begins to wonder if she'll survive the storm she's created, or if she's doomed to fail--Cover, p. [4].


Cross the line / Julie Johnson.

Cross the line /  Julie Johnson.
Phoebe West has been head-over-heels in love with her brother's best friend for as long as she can remember.Not that he's bothered to notice.Despite several mortifying attempts at seduction and a decade's worth of unrequited pining, nothing Phoebe does seems to make any impact on the man she's obsessed over since her bra-stuffing days. She knows it's time to let him go, though just the thought is nearly enough to shatter her...Nathaniel Nate Knox has only ever seen Phoebe as one thing: forbidden.There's a darkness in Nate, the kind you can't avoid after years working in special forces and private security. He's no good for anyone--especially not someone as sweet as his best friend's little sister. He knows he can't have her. Not ever. Even if she makes him feel things he barely recognizes...Some lines aren't meant to be crossed.When an unforeseeable series of events sends Phoebe stumbling headfirst into danger, there's only one man who can protect her. Though, in his quest to save her life, he may just break her heart...CROSS THE LINE is a full-length contemporary romance about a woman who can't seem to walk away... and the man who'll go to any length to keep her safe. Due to sparks flying, suspenseful moments, steamy scenes, and one sassy heroine, it is recommended to readers ages 17 and up.


Seeds of Intention / Andrea Thome.

Seeds of Intention /  Andrea Thome.
Garrett Oliver has just settled into his job as heir apparent to one of the most renowned master gardeners in the country. After a diffcult few years, he's found a home and a renewed purpose at a famed resort in the secluded Smoky Mountains.The stars seem to be aligning for Garrett as he plans a future with his college sweetheart and envisions a simple life with her in the mountains of East Tennessee.Willow Armstrong, fresh off a painful breakup, is coming home to Knoxville to care for her ailing father. She finds herself in the right place at the right time, landing a dream job alongside Garrett--as his boss. As they are thrown together by their work, an undeniable magnetism grows between them, despite the fact that Garrett is ready to start a future with someone else. Circumstances persist in drawing them closer, and an unexpected opportunity in Colorado prompts Willow and Garrett to wonder if a life together out west might be beyond anything either of them had dared to imagine.


Not you it's me / Julie Johnson.

Not you it's me /  Julie Johnson.


Noah Dreary / Aaron Blabey.

Noah Dreary /  Aaron Blabey.
In this story a boy discovers the very real consequences of his continual complaining. And even then, it seems it will only take a catastrophic event to bring Noah back to his senses.


Cherry filled charges / Jessica Beck.

CHERRY-FILLED CHARGES, the thirty-third donut mystery from New York Times Bestselling Author Jessica Beck It's finally time for Barton Gleason's pop-up bistro, but the grand opening is marred when a fellow chef and rival from culinary school is murdered nearby in one of the staging areas. Suzanne stumbles across the body, and while Jake is away dealing with his own family issues, she and Grace tackle the job of tracking down the real killer before someone else's goose gets cooked!


Insecurity : you are good enough / Doc Drvar.

If you think you’re not good enough, this book is for you.Are you sick of feeling anxious and insecure all the time?I will take on a journey of overcoming insecurity, feeling inadequate and you will be one step closer to live the life you always wanted.Identify what insecurity is and develop habits that will improve your confidence If you want to boost your confidence, it is important to empower yourself, and this can be done to increase your knowledge. You can develop your confidence and build a good impression through knowledge. To gain knowledge, you have to develop good reading habits. You will become more confident by increasing your knowledge. You have to develop healthy reading habits, and some definite steps will help you to boost your self-confidence.Your time is based on your choices, but it is not easy to make any decision without any reference point. You should have a set of beliefs to make important decisions. Your lifestyle plays an important role because you should have your values, faith, purposes, and priorities. If you want to make better choices, you should know the difference between constructive and negative habits. It is important for you to take everything positively because adversities in your life can polish you. These types of situations can be helpful to filter useless and selfish people around you. Remind yourself that you can bear these hardships and these are good for you instead of feeling hopeless. The positive mentality is important for your confidence and overall health. The positive attitude is linked to the longer lives, reduce depress, increase immunity and minimize the risk of numerous health diseases. Negative mentality can reduce your productivity; therefore, you should get rid of negative thinking and develop a positive attitude and confidence:It is in your hand to start a journey of learning and growing to become better and efficient in your actions and thoughts.SEE YOU ON THE INSIDE!


Murder takes patience / Giacomo Giammatteo.

Murder takes patience /  Giacomo Giammatteo.
Even good people are haunted by nightmares. Some are kept awake by things they did in the past: Lies they told, people they cheated, laws they broke. The ones who lived the worst lives are haunted by more than lies or broken laws. Their sleep is stolen by the people they killed. Nicky Fusco isn't like any of them. He's not bothered by lies, or broken laws. Not even by the people he's killed. Nicky is kept awake by the people he hasn't killed yet.


Bishop and the pixies / Nathaniel Parkinson II.

Bishop and the pixies /  Nathaniel Parkinson II.
The entire hidden magical world was in danger from an unknown foe after many years of safety. Bishop and the Pixies were the ace in the hole for the magical world... a most unexpected and improbable combat team.*NOTE TO READERS: For security purposes certain sensitive names, dates, and places in these stories have been redacted or altered. This threat is real and ongoing. Bishop


Judas : how a sister's testimony brought down a criminal mastermind / Astrid Holleeder.

Judas : how a sister's testimony brought down a criminal mastermind / Astrid Holleeder.
This stunning, edge-of-your seat memoir chronicles Astrid's terrifying experience working as a double agent, preserving her brother's trust just so that she could get enough information to put him away for life. Judas is the intimate account of Astrid's deeply personal betrayal, set against the backdrop of their haunting family history and the astonishing world of the criminal underground. --Amazon.


Family trip.

Family trip.
Peppa and her family are going on a trip to Italy. There is so much to see and do that Peppa keeps leaving poor Teddy behind! Will he make it home in the end?


Will puberty last my whole life? : real answers to real questions from preteens about body changes, sex, and other growing-up stuff / Julie Metzger, RN, MN, and Robert Lehman, MD ; illustrated by Lia Cerizo.

Will puberty last my whole life? : real answers to real questions from preteens about body changes, sex, and other growing-up stuff / Julie Metzger, RN, MN, and Robert Lehman, MD ; illustrated by Lia Cerizo.


Chopin's piano : in search of the instrument that transformed music / Paul Kildea.

Chopin's piano : in search of the instrument that transformed music / Paul Kildea.


The presence / Heather Graham.

The presence /  Heather Graham.
She thought it would be so easy...The ultimate moneymaking plan--buy the ancient, run-down Scottish castle and turn it into a tourist destination. Toni Fraser and her friends will put on reenactments combining fact and fiction, local history, murder and an imaginary laird named Bruce MacNiall. And then girls start dying...Just as someone arrives, claiming to actually be Laird MacNiall--a tall, dark, formidable Scot somehow familiar to Toni--the bodies of young women are found, dumped and forgotten in the nearby town...--P. [4] of cover.


Dreadful company / Vivian Shaw.

Dreadful company /  Vivian Shaw.
A witty, charming fantasy adventure in the world of Strange Practice, starring Dr. Greta Helsing, whose family has been keeping the supernatural community not-alive and well for generations. When Greta Helsing, doctor to the undead, is unexpectedly called to Paris to present at a medical conference, she expects nothing more exciting than professional discourse on zombie reconstructive surgery and skin disease in bogeymen'and hopefully at least one uneventful night at the Opera. Unfortunately for Greta, Paris happens to be infested with a coven of vampires'and not the civilized kind. If she hopes to survive, Greta must navigate the darkest corners of the City of Lights, the maze of ancient catacombs and mine-tunnels underneath the streets, where there is more to find than simply dead men's bones. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Times; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Dreadful Company >is the second Dr. Greta Helsing Novel - perfect for fans of Neverwhere >and V. E. Schwab. Dr. Greta Helsing novelsStrange Practice>Dreadful Company>


Miss Serena's secret / Carolyn Miller.

Miss Serena's secret /  Carolyn Miller.
With devastating scars in her past, Serena Winthrop is sure no man can be trusted--especially not a man like the too-smooth Viscount Carmichael. His reputation as a flirt and a gambler is everything she despises. And the young artist makes sure that this disreputable heir to an earldom knows of her deep disapproval whenever they encounter one another. Henry, Lord Carmichael, is perfectly aware of his charms. He's gambled with plenty of ladies' hearts as easily as he has with their husbands' money. But lately he's wondered if there's more to life--and if his actions might prove unworthy of an admirable wife such as his friends have found. When Serena's guardian asks his best friend to protect his young ward, Henry promises to be on his best behavior and not to woo her. But the more he learns of her, the more he realizes she might be his best reason for changing his character. Then the lady's painting leads her to London infamy. Now Henry must choose between the life mapped out for him as the earl apparent and the love of his life. And Serena's secret may mean the end of his titled family line. -- Amazon.com


A perfect evil / Alex Kava.

A perfect evil /  Alex Kava.
Nick Morrelli is the Platte City, Nebraska, sheriff who must be smarter than he appears, since there's a framed Harvard law degree hanging on his wall. Not that appearances don't count. Nick is investigating the kidnap-murders of two young Platte City boys when FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell shows up and all but takes over the investigation. Several years earlier, the former sheriff--Nick's father--capped his own career with the arrest of the last serial killer in the neighborhood, who abducted and tortured three boys in an eerily similar crime spree. When Antonio Morrelli returns from retirement to meddle in the investigation, and when Nick's own sister uses her connections to advance his career, Nick hardly raises an objection. And that's the central weakness of what would otherwise be a good, first effort.


Poppy Harmon investigates / Lee Hollis.

Poppy Harmon investigates /  Lee Hollis.
Unexpectedly finding herself a penniless widow with no real skills, Poppy Harmon opens the Desert Flowers Detective Agency with her two best friends, Violet and Iris, and takes on a burglary investigation that quickly becomes a dangerous case of murder.


The mystery on Cobbett's Island / by Kathryn Kenny ; illustrated by Paul Frame ; cover illustration by Michael Koelsch.

The mystery on Cobbett's Island /  by Kathryn Kenny ; illustrated by Paul Frame ; cover illustration by Michael Koelsch.
When the Bob-Whites--minus Dan--head to Cobbett's Island to spend ten days in a historic home on the beach, Trixie finds an old letter tucked away in a book and sets off on a long-delayed treasure hunt.


Last call / Allyson K. Abbott.

Last call /  Allyson K. Abbott.
Fresh off solving a murder that hit too close to home, Mack's trust is shattered. But when Milwaukee police detective Duncan Albright asks for her help with a shooting, she can't resist using her extra-perceptive senses to benefit others. It turns out the victim was the ruthless businessman their friend Mal was investigating undercover. And now Mal is missing--and his fingerprints are on the gun. Was his cover blown, forcing him into hiding? Or could he be a straight-up killer on the run? Mack doesn't know what to believe anymore--except her own gut, which leads her to secret rooms, shocking revelations . . . and the fear that this could be her final round. --Amazon.


Murder at Ochre Court / Alyssa Maxwell.

Murder at Ochre Court /  Alyssa Maxwell.
In the summer of 1898, reporter Emma Cross investigates a shocking death among the bright lights of Newport's high society... After a disappointing year as a society columnist for the Herald and staying with her more well-heeled Vanderbilt relatives in New York City, Emma has returned to the salty air, glittering ocean vistas, and grand stately mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, more determined than ever to report on hard news. But for now she's covering the social event of the season at Ochre Court, a coming-out ball designed to showcase Cleo Cooper-Smith, who will be literally on display, fittingly as Cleopatra, in an elaborate tableau vivant. Recently installed modern electricity will allow Miss Cooper-Smith to truly shine. But as the deb ascends to her place of honor, the ballroom is plunged into darkness. When the lights come back on, Cleo sits still on her throne, electrocuted to death. Quickly establishing that the wiring was tampered with, Emma now has a murder to investigate. And the array of eligible suspects could fill another ballroom'from a shady New York real estate developer to a neglected sister and the mother of a spurned suitor. As Emma begins to discover this crime has unseen connections to a nefarious network, she puts her own life at risk to shine a light on the dark motives behind a merciless murder.


Fiona the hippo / New York times bestselling illustrator Richard Cowdrey.

Fiona the hippo /  New York times bestselling illustrator Richard Cowdrey.
Describes the life of Fiona, a baby hippopotamus who was born prematurely and raised by humans at the Cincinnati Zoo, and details how the hippo became a worldwide Internet sensation.


Witch you well / Colleen Cross.

Witch you well /  Colleen Cross.
Dead billionaires are not good for business! That's what Aunt Pearl complains to Cen when the dead body is found in the cozy family inn at Westwick Corners. Still, it's not Cen's problem. She lives an ordinary life away from her witch-ful family for a reason. She got her ordinary fiancé and her ordinary job as a journalist using no magic whatsoever, and no inconvenient local murder is going to change her comfortable existence. Even if the entire town is now accusing Aunt Pearl of murdering her guest. Even if her fiancé is acting weird and talking about seeing ghosts. Even if the town's sexy new sheriff, Tyler Gates, treats her like the most hexing of all the witches ... If you love funny cozy mysteries infused with a dose of humor and the supernatural, you'll love this paranormal witch cozy!


A Rebel Heart / Beth White.

A Rebel Heart /  Beth White.
The Civil War is over, but Mississippi belle Selah Daughtry finds that former Union officer Levi Riggins has set siege to her rebel heart. Can she trust him to help her protect her home and family in these hard times--or will she lose her pride and self-respect in the process?


A taste of the Hocking Hills / Matt Rapposelli.

A taste of the Hocking Hills /  Matt Rapposelli.
A Taste of the Hocking Hills intermingles delicious recipes with striking photographs of the Appalachian region. Chef Matt Rapposelli presents dishes by the season, noting the specialties appearing on his menus that time of year. Whether enjoying a winter evening or a summer morning, cooks will be able to bring a bit of the Hocking Hills home.


The devoted : a novel / Blair Hurley.

The devoted : a novel / Blair Hurley.
Nicole has become sexually and emotionally entangled with her mentor. To break free, she must retrace her entire life's journey--from her strict Irish Catholic upbringing to her drug-fueled year as a teenage runaway. Even as she reinvents herself in New York City, her master's intoxicating voice pursues her, whispering dangerously in her ear. Somehow, he knows everything. A hypnotic and daring debut, The Devoted asks what it takes, and what you'll sacrifice, to find enlightenment --


Everything you need to ace science in one big fat notebook : the complete middle school study guide.

Everything you need to ace science in one big fat notebook : the complete middle school study guide.
It's the revolutionary science study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest. Everything You Need to Ace Science ... takes readers from scientific investigation and the engineering design process to the Periodic Table; forces and motion; forms of energy; outer space and the solar system; to earth sciences, biology, body systems, ecology, and more. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit--borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English Language Arts, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject's key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in neon colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts in marker. Mnemonics for memorable shortcuts. And quizzes to recap it all. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award-winning teachers. They make learning fun, and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.


Annex / Rich Larson.

Annex /  Rich Larson.
In Rich Larson's astonishing debut Annex, only outsiders can fight off the true aliens. At first it is a nightmare. When the invaders arrive, the world as they know it is destroyed. Their friends are kidnapped. Their families are changed. Then it is a dream. With no adults left to run things, Violet and the others who have escaped capture are truly free for the first time. They can do whatever they want to do. They can be whoever they want to be. But the invaders won't leave them alone for long... This thrilling debut by one of the most acclaimed short form writers in science fiction tells the story of two young outsiders who must find a way to fight back against the aliens who have taken over her city.


Rags to witches : a Westwick Corners cozy mystery / Colleen Cross.

Rags to witches : a Westwick Corners cozy mystery / Colleen Cross.
Win, lose, or draw... A Westwick Witches Cozy Mystery Cendrine West can't catch a break. She's close to landing a new job, and things are getting cozy with sexy sheriff Tyler Gates. All that changes when she is kidnapped by renegade witch Aunt Pearl, who is hell bent on avenging a friend's untimely death. Its Las Vegas or bust...for all the wrong reasons. Rocco Racatelli is a hunky Vegas kingpin--and the next mob target. Lady Luck has dealt him a losing hand and he wants revenge. When Aunt Pearl is a little too eager to help, project Vegas Vendetta quickly escalates into an all-out mob turf war. As the witches are thrust into Sin City's seamy underworld, bodies pile up and secrets are exposed. It's not just the Las Vegas heat that's scorching...Rocco is intent on winning Cen's heart. But she only wants the man she left behind in Westwick Corners. All she has to do is solve a murder, out-magic her ornery aunt, and take down the Las Vegas mafia. What could possibly go wrong? When organized crime meets unorganized magic, anything can happen! As the body count climbs, it's clear that Cen needs more than a miracle in the desert to set things right.


Booked 4 murder / J.C. Eaton.

Booked 4 murder /  J.C. Eaton.
Sophie 'Phee' Kimball is not a cop. She's a divorced, middle-aged mom who works as an account clerk for the police department in a small city in Minnesota. But her retired mother, Harriet Plunkett, is convinced Phee is the only one who can solve the mystery of a cursed book. According to Harriet, four members of her book club have already succumbed to the deadly curse. Harriet insists Phee catch the next plane to her retirement community in Sun City West, Arizona, to investigate. Is her mother just bored and lonely? She does have a new pet--a long-haired chiweenie (half Chihuahua, half Dachshund)--for company and a host of pals (although that number is admittedly dwindling). Phee is certain that their book club selection isn't cursed, but is somebody really knocking off the ladies? As Phee starts to uncover dark secrets hidden in plain sight under the blazing Arizona sun, she'll need to read between the lines before it's someone else's final chapter.... -- Page [4] cover.


Everything you need to ace math in one big fat notebook : the complete middle school study guide / borrowed from the smartest kid in class ; double-checked by Ouida Newton ; writer, Altair Peterson ; illustrator, Chris Pearce.

A workbook that examines mathematics on a middle school level. Organized by key concepts, the text includes mnemonic devices, definitions, timelines and doodles to help the subject stick in your brain, so you can ace your class.


Long, tall Texans: Simon & Callaghan / Diana Palmer.

Long, tall Texans: Simon & Callaghan /  Diana Palmer.
New York Times bestseller Diana Palmer weaves two fan-favorite tales of Long, Tall Texans falling in love Long Tall Texans: Simon (originally published as Beloved in 1999)After losing his wife years earlier, rancher-lawyer Simon Hart has no interest in women. The last thing he wants to do is fall in love, but he is unexpectedly thrown for a loop when he clashes with his best friend's ex. Beguiling Tira Beck brings out a softer side of Simon, but will the sparks flying ignite into a blaze of love?Long Tall Texans: Callaghan (originally published as Callahan's Bride in 1999)Gruff cowboy Callaghan Hart has met his match in his ranch's new housekeeper, beautiful innocent Tess Brady. The redhead is soft and sweet, and her youthful charm draws him like a moth to a flame. But there's no way Callaghan will ever consider marriage, and a casual fling is out of the question. Somehow, he has to resist her, no matter how tempting she is...


Whiskey when we're dry / John Larison.

Whiskey when we're dry /  John Larison.
In the spring of 1885, seventeen-year-old Jessilyn Harney finds herself orphaned and alone on her family's homestead. Desperate to fend off starvation and predatory neighbors, she cuts off her hair, binds her chest, saddles her beloved mare, and sets off across the mountains to find her outlaw brother Noah and bring him home. A talented sharpshooter herself, Jess's quest lands her in the employ of the territory's violent, capricious Governor, whose militia is also hunting Noah--dead or alive. Wrestling with her brother's outlaw identity, and haunted by questions about her own, Jess must outmaneuver those who underestimate her, ultimately rising to become a hero in her own right.


The aging brain : proven steps to prevent dementia and sharpen your mind / Timothy R. Jennings MD.

The aging brain : proven steps to prevent dementia and sharpen your mind / Timothy R. Jennings MD.
In this easy to use, research-driven guide, a Christian psychiatrist takes an in-depth look at the aging process, showing how we can keep our brains young and prevent dementia, allowing us to maintain vitality, a sharp mind, and independence as we age.


Witch and famous / Colleen Cross.

Witch and famous /  Colleen Cross.
A Hollywood movie shoot comes to town and journalist Cendrine West is eager for a scoop. Her witchy family also wants in on the action, but shenanigans with the stars soon turn to Tinseltown tragedy. Bodies are piling up faster than a coven's worth of curses, and everything points back to Cen's starstruck family. They will stop at nothing in their quest for supernatural stardom, even if that means meddling in a murder investigation. The witches have created one spell of a mess and given the killer a chance to get away with murder. Cen resorts to her own blend of supernatural justice to keep her family in check, but can she unmask the killer before he strikes again? Welcome to the wild, wild Wests!


Beginning artificial intelligence with the Raspberry Pi / Donald J. Norris.

Beginning artificial intelligence with the Raspberry Pi /  Donald J. Norris.
Gain a gentle introduction to the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) using the Raspberry Pi as the computing platform. Most of the major AI topics will be explored, including expert systems, machine learning both shallow and deep, fuzzy logic control, and more! AI in action will be demonstrated using the Python language on the Raspberry Pi. The Prolog language will also be introduced and used to demonstrate fundamental AI concepts. In addition, the Wolfram language will be used as part of the deep machine learning demonstrations. A series of projects will walk you through how to implement AI concepts with the Raspberry Pi. Minimal expense is needed for the projects as only a few sensors and actuators will be required. Beginners and hobbyists can jump right in to creating AI projects with the Raspberry PI using this book.


Godless citizens in a godly republic : atheists in American public life / R. Laurence Moore and Isaac Kramnick.

Godless citizens in a godly republic : atheists in American public life / R. Laurence Moore and Isaac Kramnick.
From colonial times into the twentieth century, our laws and court cases ignored atheism, assuming that all good Americans were religious. Americans came to associate atheism with radical social philosophies that advocated violence--especially anarchism and communism. Avowed nonbelievers were derided, even the famous patriot Thomas Paine. Only in the twentieth century, with the passage of laws allowing for conscientious objection to war, did nonbelief enter debates about religious liberty. Still, today every one of the fifty states has God written into its constitution, with eight requiring a belief in God for holding public office. God is everywhere in American public life: on our currency, in the Pledge of Allegiance, and in the national motto. R. Laurence Moore and Isaac Kramnick explore both God's omnipresence and the dramatic rise in nonbelievers that has led to an atheist awakening intent on holding the country to its secular principles--


The secret of the Irish castle / Santa Montefiore.

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


Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong / James W. Loewen.

Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong / James W. Loewen.


Make anything happen : a creative guide to vision boards, goal setting, and achieving the life of your dreams / Carrie Lindsey.

Make anything happen : a creative guide to vision boards, goal setting, and achieving the life of your dreams / Carrie Lindsey.
Vision Boards, Creative Journaling, and How to Make Your Dreams Come True.


A Soufflé of Suspicion : a French Bistro Mystery.

A Soufflé of Suspicion : a French Bistro Mystery.
The buoyant mood at Bistro Rousseau deflates when Chef Camille's sister, Renee, turns up dead in the chef's kitchen, and Mimi Rousseau must tease the real killer out of a mélange of menacing characters.


The Phoenix Project, 5th Anniversary Edition : A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win.

The Phoenix Project, 5th Anniversary Edition : A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win.
Five years after this sleeper hit took on the world of IT and flipped it on it's head, the 3rd edition of The Phoenix Project continues to guide IT in the DevOps revolution. In this newly updated and expanded edition of the bestselling The Phoenix Project, co-author Gene Kim includes new research, a new foreword, and a sneak peek at the next project from Gene Kim and Jez Humble.


If you only knew : my unlikely, unavoidable story of becoming free / Jamie Ivey.

If you only knew : my unlikely, unavoidable story of becoming free / Jamie Ivey.
What if you knew all the moments of my past that I am not proud of? What if you really knew me, the messy parts that I've hoped to forget and worked hard to conceal? For so long, my greatest fear was what you might think of me if you only knew the whole story.It's exhausting, this guarding of our stories and struggles. Fear of being found out had caused me to hide--but I wasn't just covering my flaws, I was unintentionally blocking the beauty of God's grace. My journey to real freedom began when I quit running from my mess and started trusting Jesus to make something beautiful of it.This book is that story. It's stepping out of shame and insecurity into gospel freedom. It's letting God turn our failures and frailties into testimonies of His faithfulness. I've discovered that when we quit hiding, God gets the glory and we are able to fully embrace not only our relationship with Him, but also with one another.Transparency brings freedom, and in every moment, we'll find that God can absolutely be trusted.


The husband hunters : American heiresses who married into the British aristocracy / Anne de Courcy.

The husband hunters : American heiresses who married into the British aristocracy / Anne de Courcy.
A deliciously told group biography of the young, rich, American heiresses who married impoverished, British gentry at the turn of the twentieth century - the real women who inspired Downton Abbey. Towards the end of the nineteenth century and for the first few years of the twentieth, a strange invasion took place in Britain. The citadel of power, privilege and breeding in which the titled, land-owning governing class had barricaded itself for so long was breached. The incomers were a group of young women who, fifty years earlier, would have been looked on as the alien denizens of another world - the New World, to be precise. From 1874 - the year that Jennie Jerome, the first known 'Dollar Princess', married Randolph Churchill - to 1905, dozens of young American heiresses married into the British peerage, bringing with them all the fabulous wealth, glamour and sophistication of the Gilded Age. Anne de Courcy sets the stories of these young women and their families in the context of their times. Based on extensive first-hand research, drawing on diaries, memoirs and letters, this richly entertaining group biography reveals what they thought of their new lives in England - and what England thought of them--


100 days of real food on a budget : simple tips and tasty recipes to help you cut out processed food without breaking the bank / Lisa Leake.

100 days of real food on a budget : simple tips and tasty recipes to help you cut out processed food without breaking the bank / Lisa Leake.
The author of the 100 Days of Real Food series addresses the most common concern of her readers -- how to cut out processed food on a tight budget -- in this full-color cookbook with shopping lists and prices for each recipe. Millions of American families are discovering the dangers of eating processed food. But wholesome, fresh ingredients can seem more expensive -- from buying organic grains, dairy, and produce to the issue of food waste as people learn to plan and cook in new ways. With her 100 Days of Real Food blog and her two bestselling books, Lisa Leake has been a leader in helping everyday families move away from processed foods. She also understands the concerns of her followers who want to eat better without breaking the bank! In this book, she shows readers how to make a variety of unprocessed dishes for $15 or less a recipe. In addition to the wallet-friendly recipes, Lisa shares practical secrets for saving money in the kitchen: learning to plan ahead, getting the best deals on staple items, knowing what to make versus what to buy, growing your own herbs, and even reducing waste -- which is currently twenty percent of all food purchased!


Strung up / by Lorelei James.



The Italian's one-night consequence / Cathy Williams.

The Italian's one-night consequence /  Cathy Williams.
Leo Conti is determined to secure a crucial business acquisition--until he meets Maddie Gallo. When their irresistible chemistry ignites, it's unforgettable! Then Leo learns the truth: Maddie is heiress to the company he plans to take over--and she's pregnant! Now it's his heir that must be secured. Can Leo strike a deal to meet Maddie at the altar?


Every time we fall in love / Bella Andre.

Harry Sullivan has always put his family first, even when it meant losing Molly--his one true love. He's never been able to forget her, even after fifteen years. Now that his siblings are all blissfully happy, Harry hopes it's not too late for his own happily-ever-after. But then his doorbell rings...and one look at the teenage girl standing on his doorstep changes absolutely everything. Molly never thought she'd see Harry Sullivan again, so she's beyond stunned when her fifteen-year-old daughter brings him back into her life. At eighteen, Harry was already strong, sexy, and honorable. And now that he's even more handsome, more brilliant, more loyal and caring? Molly can't stop herself from falling in love with him all over again. Especially when his kisses and the sizzling attraction between them are hotter than ever. But with more at stake now than they ever thought possible, will they be able to move beyond the mistakes they both made in the past, and fall in love forever this time? EVERY TIME WE FALL IN LOVE is part of Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today #1 bestselling series about The Sullivans. While it can easily be read as a stand-alone story, you'll likely enjoy reading the other books, too.


Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society : America's original gangsters and the U.S. Postal detective who brought them to justice / William Oldfield and Victoria Bruce.

Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society : America's original gangsters and the U.S. Postal detective who brought them to justice / William Oldfield and Victoria Bruce.
The incredible true story of the US Post Office Inspector who took down the deadly Black Hand, a turn-of-the-century Italian-American secret society that preyed on immigrants across America's industrial heartland--featuring fascinating and never-before-seen documents and photos from the Oldfield family's private collection. Before the emergence of prohibition-era gangsters like Al Capone and Lucky Luciano, there was the Black Hand: an early twentieth-century Sicilian-American crime ring that preyed on immigrants from the old country. In those days, the FBI was in its infancy, and local law enforcement were clueless against the dangers--most refused to believe that organized crime existed. Terrorized victims rarely spoke out, and the criminals ruled with terror--until Inspector Frank Oldfield came along. In 1899, Oldfield became America's 156th Post Office Inspector--joining the ranks of the most powerful federal law enforcement agents in the country. Based in Columbus, Ohio, the unconventional Oldfield brilliantly took down train robbers, murderers, and embezzlers from Ohio to New York to Maryland. Oldfield was finally able to penetrate the dreaded Black Hand when a tip-off put him onto the most epic investigation of his career, culminating in the 1909 capture of sixteen mafiosos in a case that spanned four states, two continents--and ended in the first international organized crime conviction in the country. Hidden away by the Oldfield family for one hundred years and covered-up by rival factions in the early 20th century Post Office Department, this incredible true story out of America's turn-of-the-century heartland will captivate all lovers of history and true crime.--Amazon.com.


Bad reputation / Stefanie London.

Bad reputation /  Stefanie London.
Wes Evans, son of Broadway royalty, just wants to achieve something without riding his family's coattails. Too bad the whole world is talking about his sex life after the notorious Bad Bachelors app dubs him The Anaconda. But when he sees a talented ballet dancer, he knows she is exactly what he needs to make his show a success. Remi Drysdale only had one thought when she fled Australia for New York--never mix business with pleasure again. Ever. Working with Wes is the perfect chance to reclaim her career. Remi promises herself not to tangle with the guy who holds her career in his hands...no matter how enticing his reviews are on the Bad Bachelors app.


A perfect shot / by Robin Yocum.

A perfect shot /  by Robin Yocum.
A local basketball star in a small Ohio town tries to remake his life in middle age, but instead must confront a murderer and the prospect of leaving his hometown and giving up everything that once gave his life meaning--~A local basketball star in a small Ohio town tries to remake his life in middle age, but instead must confront a murderer and the prospect of leaving his hometown and giving up everything that once gave his life meaning. Nicholas Duke Ducheski is the most important man in the eastern Ohio steel town of Mingo Junction. Nearly two decades after he made the winning shot in the state championship basketball game, he remains much adored and the focal point of community pride. Hardly a day passes when someone doesn't want to talk about the game. Now approaching forty, Duke no longer wants to be defined solely by something he did when he was eighteen. So he decides to parlay his local popularity into a successful restaurant--Duke's Place.But no sooner does he get his restaurant up and running than disaster strikes. One day, Little Tony DeMarco, his brother-in-law and a known mob enforcer, comes into the restaurant and murders Duke's oldest friend. Now Duke faces the hardest decision of his life. DeMarco thinks he's untouchable, but Duke discovers a way to take him down, along with his mob superiors. To do so, however, means leaving Mingo Junction and sacrificing his treasured identity as the town legend. And if he follows through, what will remain of his life?--


Cowboy above the law / Delores Fossen.

Cowboy above the law /  Delores Fossen.
When his father is shot, Deputy Court McCall initially suspects Rayna Travers. Her mysterious past raises questions, even if his attraction to her is impossible to contain. Before long, though, he discovers Rayna is an innocent pawn in a very dangerous game. Now, to catch a killer, this cowboy will go wherever the case takes him. Even if that includes ignoring the truth in his hardened Texas heart.


Letting go : a girl's guide to breaking free of stress and anxiety / by Christine Fonseca.

Letting go : a girl's guide to breaking free of stress and anxiety / by Christine Fonseca.
Do you ever feel like you'll never be perfect' Do you worry that what you say or do or wear will be how people remember you' It's time to let go of those worries and embrace who you are. Letting Go: A Girl's Guide to Breaking Free of Stress and Anxiety has everything you need to help you understand and manage the very real pressures you're facing from life. Designed to provide strategies for managing stress and anxiety, this book is filled with practical evidence-based advice and stories from teen and young adult women like you who have found ways to manage their anxieties. Every chapter features a discussion of different types of stress and anxiety so you can understand better what you're experiencing, activities to help you remember all the things you love about yourself and to help you understand yourself better, strategies for combating both stress and anxiety, and a stories of other girls who've learned to move past their stress and love their lives- and themselves - to the fullest.


The naked roommate : and 107 other issues you might run into in college / Harlan Cohen.

The naked roommate : and 107 other issues you might run into in college / Harlan Cohen.
Looking for the perfect high school graduation gift for your college-bound grad' Now in it's 5th edition, the New York Times bestselling Naked Roommate is the #1 go-to guide on dorm and college life! Harlan Cohen's tips and advice on student life -from sharing a bathroom with 40 strangers to sharing lecture notes-provide the behind-the-scenes look at EVERYTHING freshmen need to know about college (but never knew they needed to know). This essential, fully updated edition is packed with real-life advice on everything from managing money to managing stress. Hilarious and outrageous, with stories from students on over 100 college campuses this book covers the basics, and then some, including: College Living: Dorm dos, don'ts, and dramas; lying, noisy, nasty roommates Finding People, Places and Things: Facebook, Twitter, and beyond; Friend today, gone tomorrow Classes: To go or not to go'; How to get an A, C, or F Dating: 17 kinds of college hookups; long distance = BIG concerns The Party Scene: The punch in the fruit punch; Sex, drugs, and the truth Money: Grants, loans, and loose change; Credit cards and online gambling This hilarious and truthful book (School Library Journal) offers entering freshman a genuine and insightful look at everyday life. In college, there's a surprise around every corner. Luckily, The Naked Roommate has you covered! The best gift book of its kind-inimitable, practical, and funny.


Not this time : a novel / Vicki Hinze.

Not this time : a novel / Vicki Hinze.
Beth's leeriness of her business partner Sara's husband causes strain in their friendship, and, meanwhile, a terrorist act is carried out on their small village, and someone Beth knows is linked to the attack.


Highland betrayal / Alyson McLayne.

Highland betrayal /  Alyson McLayne.
A betrothal. A betrayal. A love threatened by treachery. Laird Callum MacLean vowed to marry Maggie MacDonnell. But when his father's apparent suicide makes him Laird of his clan, Callum must unmask his father's killer before bringing Maggie into his dangerous new home. Maggie's home isn't any safer. When Callum fails to return, Maggie does what any resourceful Highland lass would do. She escapes--and finds herself toe-to-toe with Callum, who's determined to fulfill his promise. Maggie can't bring herself to trust him with her heart again. But with a traitor still at large, they must rely on each other in every way, or their clans--and their love--will be destroyed.


Daily sex : 365 positions and activities for a year of great sex! / Jane Seddon.

Daily sex : 365 positions and activities for a year of great sex! / Jane Seddon.


Marriage made in blackmail / Michelle Smart.

Marriage made in blackmail /  Michelle Smart.
Luis Casillas's reputation needs restoring after a scandalous business feud. Chloe Guillem will pay for her part in it - by marrying him! He'll keep her captive on his Caribbean island until she agrees. Their explosive chemistry can only sweeten the deal, but Luis requires more than blackmail to make fiery Chloe his bride... And he's not above using seduction to secure her surrender!


A darkness of the heart : a Joanne Kilbourn mystery / Gail Bowen.

A darkness of the heart : a Joanne Kilbourn mystery / Gail Bowen.
The 18th installment of the bestselling Joanne Kilbourn series from the queen of Canadian crime fiction (Winnipeg Free Press). When, at the age of fifty-eight, Joanne learns that Douglas Ellard, the reserved general practitioner whom she had grown up believing to be her father was, in fact, the best friend of her biological father, the brilliant visual artist Desmond Love, she begins to question not just who she is but what factors play a role in shaping all of us and in making us who we really are. Joanne is offered the chance to revisit her family history, when writer Roy Brodnitz, author of The Happiest Girl, a Broadway mega-hit inspired by a Desmond Love painting, approaches her with the idea of making a mini-series about the close relationship between the Ellard and Love families. Brodnitz is in town working on the film adaptation of his Broadway hit, and he and his film company soon become a significant presence in the life of Joanne's family, with results that are both life-changing and menacing.When Joanne and Zack's eighteen-year-old daughter, Taylor Shreve, develops a close friendship with the seventeen-year-old actress starring in the movie, the Shreve family is exposed to the dark side of the film industry and they uncover disturbing truths about the handsome and talented people they have invited into their lives. A darkness of the heart explores the ways in which clear vision, generosity of spirit, and a willingness to love can combat the forces in our world that seek to encroach upon innocence. Once again, Gail Bowen's powerful storytelling, engaging characters, and page-turning plot reaffirm her place as one of the finest mystery writers around.--


Going Rogue / Chantal Fernando.

Going Rogue /  Chantal Fernando.
Love blossoms in the most unexpected of places in this sweet and steamy Cursed Ravens Motorcyle Club title featuring a hunky bad boy and a charming nurse.The men might tease Rogue and call him pretty behind his back, but no one is going to say that to his face. As the vice president of the Cursed Ravens--and with an unpredictable and unruly temper--respect is given to him at any cost. But Rogue reins himself in when visits his mother in a local nursing home. Overwhelmed with guilt that he can't take care of her himself, he can barely handle watching her fade away with dementia. And he knows the staff is exceptional--especially the sweet and beautiful caregiver who pays extra attention to his mom. It isn't easy working at a nursing home, but Zoe enjoys spending time with her favorite patient Anne. She knows Anne has a son who dutifully visits her, but when Zoe sees the tall, muscled, handsome stranger, she can tell he's trouble--beautiful trouble. She knows he's a Cursed Raven and she knows better than to admit she's attracted to him. There's no way her brother will let her hang out with a rival MC member. But as Zoe and Rogue start to get closer, they realize one way or another, they'll have to fight to stay in each other's lives.


Rattling the Heat in Deadwood / Ann Charles.

A scrappy, hot-blooded woman can only take so much!Violet Parker is on fire ... or rather under fire yet again.New evidence has fanned the embers of a cold murder case, and her alibi is smoldering at the corners. While battling a dogged detective determined to pin the murder on her, Violet scrambles to find the real killer.Will she escape the heat with singed tail feathers? Or will Violet go down in flames?


Richer than sin / Meghan March.

A Riscoff and a Gable can never live happily ever after. Our family feud is the stuff of legends. Ten years ago, Whitney Gable caught me off guard with her long legs and grab-you-by-the-balls blue eyes. I didn't know or care what her name was. Like any Riscoff worth the family name, I went after what I wanted. We burned like a flash fire until she married another man. She hates me, and she should. I objected on her wedding day. Now she's home, with those same long legs and man-eater stare, but there's no ring on her finger. They say a Riscoff and a Gable can never live happily ever after . . . but I'm not done with Whitney Gable. I'll never be done with her.


Missing / Lynette Eason.

Missing /  Lynette Eason.
A fan favorite Lynette Eason story of a secret child in jeopardy Her daughter is the most important person in Lacey Gibson's world. So when the girl disappears, Lacey will do anything to find her. Even track down a man she hasn't seen in sixteen years-U.S. Marshall Mason Stone, the father of her child. Mason was perfectly content with his life until Lacey arrived. Her confession that their daughter-the daughter he didn't know they had-is missing shakes his carefully controlled world. But there's no time to adjust as they race to find their child, catch the kidnappers...and learn whether they can have a second chance at happily-ever-after. (Originally published in 2011).


The shotgun rule : a novel / Charlie Huston.

The shotgun rule : a novel / Charlie Huston.
Seeking revenge for the theft of a bicycle, four teenage friends discover that the missing item is in the hands of the Arroyo brothers, one of whom is just out of prison, and set out to retrieve it, stumbling upon a methamphetamine lab in the process.


When a lioness snarls / Eve Langlais.

When a lioness snarls /  Eve Langlais.
Stalking is only a crime among humans. In a lioness's world, it's called dating. Jeoff, is a bit of a killjoy, a super cute one who gets furry on full moons.But so does she.Luna is everything Jeoff is not. Outrageous, outgoing, and violent. Very violent, and unafraid to go after what she wants--and she wants Jeoff.Silly man, he thinks he can resist, but once a lioness sets her sights on a man, paws off! And if anyone thinks to try and take him... There's a reason why the ladies of the pride win the yearly award for Baddest Biatches.Fear the claw. *Snarl*.


The haunting of Maddy Clare / Simone St. James.

The haunting of Maddy Clare /  Simone St. James.
In 1920s England, a young woman of limited means and even less experience confronts the ghost of a mysterious serving maid ... Sarah Piper's lonely threadbare existence changes when her temporary agency sends her to assist a ghost hunter. Alistair Gellis--rich, handsome, scarred by World War I, and obsessed by ghosts--has been summoned to investigate the spirit of the nineteen-year-old maid Maddy Clare, who is said to haunt the barn where she committed suicide. Maddy hated men in life, and she will not speak to them in death. But Sarah is unprepared to go alone into a haunted barn looking for the truth. She's even less prepared for the arrival of Alistair's associate, rough, unsettling Matthew Ryder, also a veteran of the trenches, whose scars go deeper than Sarah can reach. Soon, Sarah is caught up in a desperate struggle. For Maddy's ghost is no hoax--she's real, she's angry, and she has powers that defy all reason. Can Sarah and Matthew discover who Maddy was, where she came from, and what is driving her desire for vengeance ... before she destroys them all?--


Quillifer / Walter Jon Williams ; maps illustrated by Robert Lazzaretti.

Quillifer /  Walter Jon Williams ; maps illustrated by Robert Lazzaretti.
Quillifer is young, serially in love, studying law, and living each day keenly aware that his beloved homeport of Ethlebight risks closure due to silting of the harbor. His concerns for the future become much more immediate when he returns from a summery assignation to find his city attacked by Aekoi pirates, leading to brigands in the streets and his family and friends in chains. First, he has to survive the night. Then, he has to leave his home behind and venture forth into the wider world of Duisland, where he can find friends and allies to help avenge his losses and restore Ethlebight to glory. His determination will rock kingdoms, shatter the political structure of Duisland, and change the country forever--~From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Walter Jon Williams comes an adventurous epic fantasy about a man who is forced to leave his comfortable life and find his fortune among goddesses, pirates, war, and dragons. Quillifer is young, serially in love, studying law, and living each day keenly aware that his beloved homeport of Ethlebight risks closure due to silting of the harbor. His concerns for the future become much more immediate when he returns from a summery assignation to find his city attacked by Aekoi pirates, leading to brigands in the streets and his family and friends in chains. First, he has to survive the night. Then, he has to leave his home behind and venture forth into the wider world of Duisland, where he can find friends and allies to help avenge his losses and restore Ethlebight to glory. His determination will rock kingdoms, shatter the political structure of Duisland, and change the country forever--


Then came Wanda...with a baby carriage / Dakota Cassidy.

Then came Wanda...with a baby carriage /  Dakota Cassidy.
Then Came Wanda... With a Baby Carriage, an Accidental Quickie reunites the OOPS crew for another adventure - the care and feeding of a paranormal baby! When Wanda gets her heart's desire, a baby in a baby carriage, Marty and Nina come to her aid as she struggles to find her groove as a new mom. Toss in a new OOPS case and things go sideways fast. Book 15 in the Accidentally Paranormal series will keep you laughing from beginning to end as USA Today bestselling romantic comedy author Dakota Cassidy delivers another exciting tale in her bestselling romantic comedy series!There's almost nothing Wanda Jefferson wants more than a family to call her own, and she's almost got it all with her husband Heath, a beautiful home in the suburbs, and her soul-satisfying work with her best friends as part of OOPS--a paranormal crisis hotline.Yet still, there's a tiny hole in Wanda's heart she longs to fill with a baby. As she and Heath explore adoption, and finally bring home a beautiful baby boy with the support of their friends and family, everything that can go wrong, does.First, no one, not even Nina the baby-loving vampire, can soothe the cranky infant. He's cries constantly, bringing Wanda's insecurities as a new mother out in full force. Then banshee Sal Brice and sexy skinwalker Grey Hamlin show up, and yikes, do they have a tale to tell--one that involves a diabolical plan that threatens Wanda's newly formed family!You know what that means, right? Hell hath no fury like the OOPS women on a case!Then Came Wanda... is a paranormal romantic comedy and contains zombies, witches, warlocks, vampires, shifters, and LOL fun.


Hidden star / Nora Roberts.

Hidden star /  Nora Roberts.
Private eye Cade Parris takes one look at the beautiful blond who walks unannounced into his office and falls in love. Unfortunately, Bailey James is there to hire him. Fragile and clearly vulnerable, she doesn't even know who she is. Nor does she know why she's carrying a tote bag filled with more than a million dollars in cash, a pistol, and a priceless blue diamond. WorldCat.


100 words every fourth grader should know / From the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries.

100 words every fourth grader should know /  From the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries.
Ideal for students in the upper grades of elementary school, 100 Words Every Fourth Grader Should Know is the latest book in the popular 100 Words series from the American Heritage Dictionaries. This book includes one hundred words of varying degrees of difficulty, representing the kind of vocabulary students often encounter in their classes and in their reading. From accommodate to zest, with stops along the way at frank, persuade, and vengeance, the words are invariably intriguing and useful. Each entry includes the word's pronunciation, clear definitions of its various senses, and one or more short example sentences, along with a longer quotation from a classic or contemporary author showing how the word is used in a broader context--


Devil's knot : the true story of the West Memphis Three / Mara Leveritt.

Devil's knot : the true story of the West Memphis Three / Mara Leveritt.
The guilty verdicts handed out to three Arkansas teens in a horrific capital murder case were popular in their home state? even upheld on appeal. But after two HBO documentaries called attention to the witch-hunt atmosphere at the trials, artists and other supporters raised concerns about the accompanying lack of evidence. Now, award-winning journalist Mara Leveritt provides the most comprehensive look yet into this endlessly shocking case. --Publisher.


Lone star secrets / Cat Schield.

Lone star secrets /  Cat Schield.


How not to get shot : and other advice from white people / D.L. Hughley.

How not to get shot : and other advice from white people / D.L. Hughley.
200 years ago, white people told black folks, 'I suggest you pick the cotton if you don't like getting whipped. Today, it's comply with police orders if you don't want to get shot. Now legendary comedian/activist D. L. Hughley confronts and remixes white people's advice in this satirical but apt addition to the culture's fraught conversation about race (New York Times Book Review) In America, a black man is three times more likely to be killed in encounters with police than a white guy. If only he had complied with the cop, he might be alive today, pundits say in the aftermath of the latest shooting of an unarmed black man. Or, Maybe he shouldn't have worn that hoodie ' or, moved more slowly ' not been out so late ' Wait, why are black people allowed to drive, anyway' This isn't a new phenomenon. White people have been giving advice to black folks for as long as anyone can remember, telling them how to pick cotton, where to sit on a bus, what neighborhood to live in, when they can vote, and how to wear our pants. Despite centuries of whites' advice, it seems black people still aren't listening, and the results are tragic. Now, at last, activist, comedian, and New York Times bestselling author D. L. Hughley offers How Not to Get Shot, an illustrated how-to guide for black people, full of insight from white people, translated by one of the funniest black dudes on the planet. In these pages you will learn how to act, dress, speak, walk, and drive in the safest manner possible. You also will finally understand the white mind. It is a book that can save lives. Or at least laugh through the pain. Black people: Are you ready to not get shot! White people: Do you want to learn how to help the cause' Let's go!


Shattered silence / Marta Perry.

Shattered silence /  Marta Perry.
One moment Rachel Hartline is secure in her career and community. The next, she's in the wrong place at the wrong time--watching her ex-husband commit a crime that puts her in unfathomable danger. Fear and hurt send her home to an Amish farm and the family she's always trusted. But a private investigator is close behind--and he may be a threat to her in more ways than one... Cold, calculating Clint Mordan isn't convinced Rachel is as innocent in her ex-husband's schemes as she claims, but when her ex's enemies target Rachel, Clint is driven to keep her safe. Maybe the terror in her beautiful eyes and the target on her back aren't an act. But as his feelings toward her deepen, Clint realizes he's the only one who can keep Rachel alive in a game where only the killer knows the stakes. -- Page [4] cover.


Barefoot in the dark / Suzanne Enoch.

Barefoot in the dark /  Suzanne Enoch.
A simple pre-wedding getaway for a reformed cat burglar and her wealthy British fiancé - what could go wrong? Except for his contentious family, a crumbling Scottish castle, a legendary treasure, and a possible haunting, that is. Samantha Jellicoe, jewel thief extraordinaire, is still adjusting to being engaged to Richard Addison, billionaire entrepreneur and very hot British lord. Complicating that is the entire press corps hounding her for an interview - bad news for a mostly retired cat burglar intent on keeping her private life private. She is ecstatic when Rick suggests they escape to his castle in Scotland; she's less so when the old pile turns out to be dilapidated, full of Rick's resentful relatives, and (possibly) haunted. While he navigates the consequences of ignoring his family for the past fifteen years, Sam uncovers a legend of buried treasure - and realizes she isn't the only one searching for the famous highwayman's loot. While Sam is an expert at blending into the very different worlds of patrons and thieves, meeting people important to Rick is way more complicated. Combined with iffy phones, unreliable lights and power, a clandestine treasure hunt, a wannabe reality-star girlfriend, and a rumored restless spirit, this vacation in the Scottish Highlands might be more than a self-respecting former thief can handle.


On hummingbird wings : a novel / Lauraine Snelling.

On hummingbird wings : a novel / Lauraine Snelling.
On a mission to restore her hypochondriac mother to health, Gillian Ormsby also sets about reviving her mother's wilted garden to its former glory, enlisting the help of Adam, a handsome man who owns a family gardening business with his father.


One perfect moment / A.C. Arthur.

One perfect moment /  A.C. Arthur.
TV producer Ava Cannon is stunned to discover that the secret lover who briefly shared her bed is one of America's most famous sextuplets. But Dr. Gage Taylor now shuns the spotlight. As they rekindle their sizzling affair, will Ava have to choose between a game-changing career move and the man she loves?


Release : a dark / Jade Chandler.

Release : a dark / Jade Chandler.
Pain is my addiction and tattoos are my art. In the Jericho Brotherhood MC, I'm the man to get the job done. That's why they call me Rock. From the first dance, I knew Avery Winston wasn't a fast f*ck. One taste will never be enough when it comes to her. I crave her sweet skin and sassy mouth. I screwed up and she sent me packing. With my second chance, I'll do anything to keep her by my side. But that ain't easy. She doesn't trust my MC, and they are my life. And there's too much happening right now to show her what being an old lady means. Brothers fighting and escalating violence has me on the edge. Then Avery's family situation turns crazy. When chaos breaks out from all sides, I don't know if I can protect the one I love. Book two of The Jericho Brotherhood This book is approximately 94,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise! Find out more at CarinaPress.com/RomancePromise.


Eat at home tonight : 101 simple busy-family recipes for your slow cooker, sheet pan, Instant Pot, and more / Tiffany King.

Eat at home tonight : 101 simple busy-family recipes for your slow cooker, sheet pan, Instant Pot, and more / Tiffany King.
Founder of the Eat at Home website and family meal-planning wizard Tiffany King shares recipes focused on simplicity, flavor, and healthy balance to help home cooks end every day with an affordable family dinner. A popular food blogger with 8.5 million page views, Tiffany King's debut cookbook is crafted for those nights when life happens. This is the cookbook to turn to when all hope of a homemade, wholesome dinner seems lost: when the fridge is empty, when it's already 8pm, when one kid has soccer practice and the other dance, when there's no time for cleanup because homework has to get done. Just like her blog, King's book is tirelessly encouraging and realistic. The recipes feature bright vegetables and affordable pantry ingredients. The book, uniquely arranged by excuses, includes sidebars with mealtime conversation starters and helpful cooking hints.


S'more to lose / Beth Merlin.

S'more to lose /  Beth Merlin.
Four years after her life-changing summer at Camp Chinooka, Gigi Goldstein has a second chance at her dream career. As her design house takes the fashion world by storm, it attracts the notice of Victoria Ellicott, the fashionable British socialite who just happens to be engaged to the future king of England. When Gigi is chosen to design the royal wedding dress, she's forced to confront her ex-fiancé, Perry Gillman, now a successful composer with a hit show on the West End of London. When Gigi learns Perry's been dating Victoria's sister--who rivals her in looks, style and sophistication--Gigi can't help but feel inadequate. Her world crumbles as she develops a creative block so debilitating she fears a wedding dress of royal proportions is never going to happen. Not even her budding relationship with the handsome and wealthy Viscount of Satterley can make her forget Perry. While the world gears up for the wedding of the century, Gigi is on the brink of buckling under the immense pressure of the uncertainties of her future and the failures of her past.


The hypnotist : a Joona Linna novel / by Lars Kepler ; translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith.

The hypnotist : a Joona Linna novel / by Lars Kepler ; translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith.
A gruesome triple homicide attracts the interest of Detective Inspector Joona Linna, who demands to investigate the murders. There's only one surviving witness--the boy whose family was killed before his eyes. The boy was supposed to to be the fourth victim, but somehow he survived. He's suffered more than one hundred knife wounds and lapsed into a catatonic state. Desperate for information, Linna enlists Dr. Erik Maria Bark to hypnotize the boy, hoping to uncover the killer through his memories. Bark has sworn he would never do this kind of work again because of the long-term effects it can have on a patient's psyche. But Linna won't relent, and the doctor breaks his promise. When he hypnotizes the victim, a long and terrifying chain of events comes to light. This sensational thriller will have you mesmerized from its very first page--


The wild card : 7 steps to an educator's creative breakthrough / Hope & Wade King.

A step-by-step guide to delivering classroom content creatively.


Outdoor survival guide / Randy Gerke.

The beauty and tranquility of nature can be deceptively dangerous for the unprepared. A change in weather conditions, personal injury, or lost or damaged supplies can turn a scenic hike into a life-threatening ordeal. Those with the knowledge of survival stay calm, stay safe, and stay alive. Outdoor Survival Guide provides you with the essential survival information to help you overcome the most frequently encountered outdoor hazards. This guide offers practical, step-by-step instruction so you can implement the skills and techniques even under the most stressful circumstances. From extreme cold to the isolated wilderness, you?ll have the tools to survive.--Provided by publisher.


Down with Love : a love wars novel / Kate Meader.

Down with Love : a love wars novel / Kate Meader.
Sparks fly when the hot-shot divorce lawyer meets the high-powered wedding planner. The only question is, what kind? If you ever get married, remember my name: Max Henderson. In my line of work, you acquire a certain perspective on supposedly everlasting unions. . . . 1. Pre-nups are your friend. 2. The person you married is not the person you're divorcing. 3. And I hope you didn't spend much on the wedding because that was one helluva waste of hard-earned cash, wasn't it? But some guys are willing to take a chance. Like my brother, who thinks he's going to ride off into the sunset with the woman of his dreams in a haze of glitter on unicorns. And the wedding planner--the green-eyed beauty who makes a living convincing suckers to shell out thousands of dollars on centerpieces--is raking it in on this matrimonial monstrosity. The thing is, Charlie Love is not unlike me. We're both cogs in the wedding-industrial complex. As the best man, I know her game--and I can play it better than her. But after one scorching, unexpected kiss, I'm thinking I might just want to get played. This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.


Resistance is futile! : how the Trump-hating left lost its collective mind / Ann Coulter.

Resistance is futile! : how the Trump-hating left lost its collective mind / Ann Coulter.
Since the day Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign, the left has waged a demented war against him. Liberals used to pride themselves on their ultra-hipness, but Trump has turned them into weeping little girls in pink party dresses. The very people who once mocked right-wingers for (allegedly) overreacting to every little thing are now the ones hyperventilating and hatching insane conspiracy theories. During the campaign, and even more so after his victory, the left went nuts, becoming the very embodiment of their own caricature of conservatives. Everything Trump does sends them into a moral panic. Everything is a constitutional crisis. Members of the self-proclaimed Resistance--journalists, politicians, professors, judges, comedians, movie stars, Twitter pundits, even Oprah and Lindsey Vonn!--are literally shaking because Trump is literally Hitler. Meanwhile, Trump governs mostly as a middle-of-the-road Republican, sometimes betraying his base and allowing unprecedented restrictions on his authority. He has submitted, however irritably, to a hyper-politicized special counsel. He obeys even unconstitutional orders from district court judges who want to roll back his presidential powers. He acquiesces to nearly every demand of his archrival, Senator Chuck Schumer. IT'S RIGHT OUT OF THE MEIN KAMPF PLAYBOOK! Now Ann Coulter skewers the various elements of The Resistance--the pussy-hat brigade, the Russian-collusion witch hunters, the media alarmists, the campus hysterics, and more. They talk about Russia? They're the ones meddling with our democracy by trying to overturn the results of the election with their relentless attacks. The only permanent result of the Trump era may be our cultural institutions' total loss of credibility.--Dust jacket.


Tempted by Love / Jennifer Ryan.

Tempted by Love /  Jennifer Ryan.
She was this Montana Man's greatest temptation . . .Alina Cooke--little sister of his two best friends--is the last woman DEA agent Jay Bennett should be waking up next to on the day of her brother's wedding. But their powerful attraction ignited a powder keg of desire, and their once simple friendship has just become impossibly complicated.Alina's always been steady, focused, and lived on the safe side of life. Jay is totally devoted to his dangerous job. She knows a future with him will be filled with worry that one day he won't come home. She's done it with her brothers. She's not sure she can face that uncertainty with the man she loves. Yet being in his arms is a bad idea they keep repeating, again and again.When Alina is run off the road, Jay fears his job has made her a target. But the threat in Alina's life is closer than they think. As the enemy gets more ruthless, Alina proves she's no easy target and Jay will do anything to bring them down. Because surviving and being together is the only thing that matters.


The old witcheroo / Dakota Cassidy.

The old witcheroo /  Dakota Cassidy.
Ebenezer Falls, Washington...a sleepy burg or murder central?The game is afoot...again, as amateur sleuth Stevie Cartwright plunges head first into another murder investigation. With twists, turns, and suspects aplenty, this one will keep you guessing from start to finish.USA Today bestselling cozy mystery author Dakota Cassidy serves up mayhem and murder in The Old Witcheroo, Book 4 of her bestselling series, Witchless in Seattle Mysteries.Just when you think you know your one-time International Man of Mystery turned ghostly confidant...When last we met, dear friends, a man had come calling, claiming to be Crispin Alistair Winterbottom, my dead British ex-spy. A notion I'd find ludicrous, if the handsome imposter didn't, in fact, look exactly like my dead British ex-spy. But there's no time for that mystery when a quiet walk on our private stretch of beach turns up something far more pressing--another tragedy in my beloved small Washington town.That's right. I, Stevie Cartwright, ex-witch turned amateur sleuth, have stumbled upon another murder. But this time it's closer to home, more personal, a victim who'd touched the hearts of so many in Ebenezer Falls, young and old. In fact, there's only thing more surprising than the victim...The good man who's become the number one suspect.Along with my Spy Guy Win, my bat familiar Belfry, our rescue dog Whiskey, and even an unexpected new friend or two, I'm jumping back into my Sherlock shoes to catch the cleverest killer yet!This cozy mystery has a complete cast of oddball characters from witches to ghosts and bats to psychics. Witchless In Seattle Mysteries is a spin-off of Dakota Cassidy's bestselling paranormal romance series, A Paris, Texas Romance.


Dr. Strange Beard / Penny Reid.

Dr. Strange Beard /  Penny Reid.
Hunches, horse races, and heartbreak Ten years after Simone Payton broke his heart, all Roscoe Winston wants is a doughnut. He'd also like to forget her entirely, but that's never going to happen. Roscoe Winston remembers everything--every look, every word, every single unrequited second--and the last thing he needs is another memory of Simone. Unfortunately, after one chance encounter, Simone keeps popping up everywhere he happens to be . . . Ten years after Roscoe Winston dropped out of her life, all Simone Payton wants is to exploit him. She'd also like some answers from her former best friend about why he ghosted her, but if she never gets those answers, that's a-okay. Simone let go of the past a long time ago. Seriously, she has. She totally, totally has. She is definitely not still thinking about Roscoe. Nope. She's more than happy to forget he exists. But first, she needs just one teeny-tiny favor...


Reborn.

Reborn.


Wicked fall / Sawyer Bennett ; übertragen von Linda Mignani.

Never in your wildest dreams could you begin to imagine all the filthy and depraved things that go on inside The Wicked Horse. Step inside and Woolf Jennings will make every one of your dirty fantasies come true. He's covered in a facade of deception. An enticing blend of multi-millionaire and hot-as-hell Wyoming rancher, those that think they know Woolf Jennings admire his abilities to preside as CEO of his family's cattle and oil empire. But only a privileged few truly understand what fuels the glitter of depravity in those gorgeous blue eyes. Only a few know he's opened up a sinfully erotic and private sex club named The Wicked Horse right at the base of the beautiful Teton Mountain range. Sweet Callie Hayes has returned home to Wyoming and is looking forward to starting her life over again. After a night of impetuosity, she's managed to put herself right in Woolf's line of sight... the man who she foolishly offered up her virginity to years ago and was flatly turned down. Now Woolf is seeing that Callie is all grown up and has a kinky side to her that leaves him as confused as it does turned on. Worse yet, both Callie's dirty desires and sweet heart are getting under his skin, and making Woolf question everything he's ever believed about himself.~Schmutzig, heiss, verdorben: Im The Wicked Horse geschehen Dinge, die du dir in deinen kühnsten Träumen nicht ausmalen könntest. Komm rein! Woolf Jennings lässt auch deine wildesten Fantasien Wirklichkeit werden ... Woolfs Leben ist eine Täuschung: Eine verführerische Mischung aus Multimillionär und höllisch heissem Rancher aus Wyoming. Die, die glauben, ihn zu kennen, bewundern seine Fähigkeiten als CEO des Rinder- und Ölimperiums seiner Familie. Doch nur wenige Auserwählte wissen, was der wahre Auslöser des gierigen Glitzerns in seinen blauen Augen ist - denn nur sie wissen, dass er am Fusse der Teton Mountain Bergkette einen privaten Sexclub mit dem Namen The Wicked Horse eröffnet hat. Callie Hayes ist nach Wyoming zurückgekehrt, und freut sich darauf, ihr Leben neu zu beginnen. Woolf ist der Mann, dem sie einst leichtsinnigerweise ihre Jungfräulichkeit angeboten und die er geradewegs abgelehnt hat. Nun jedoch erkennt Woolf, dass Callie in jeder Hinsicht erwachsen geworden ist und obendrein eine leidenschaftliche Seite hat, die ihn ebenso verwirrt, wie sie ihn anzieht. Callies verruchte Wünsche und ihr süsses Herz gehen ihm unter die Haut, sodass er alles infrage stellt, was ihn bisher ausgemacht hat ... Ein Western Romance-Roman der New York Times- und USA Today-Bestsellerautorin Sawyer Bennett - übersetzt von der Erfolgsautorin Linda Mignani!


The official ACT prep guide, 2018-19 edition : book + bonus online content/ ACT.

The official ACT prep guide, 2018-19 edition : book + bonus online content/ ACT.


What color is your parachute? 2019 : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers / Richard N Bolles.

What color is your parachute? 2019 : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers / Richard N Bolles.
-- What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work--and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.


The lives they left behind : suitcases from a state hospital attic / Darby Penney and Peter Stastny ; with photographs by Lisa Rinzler.

The lives they left behind : suitcases from a state hospital attic / Darby Penney and Peter Stastny ; with photographs by Lisa Rinzler.


Face Off / Brenda Novak.

Face Off /  Brenda Novak.
From -- Novak is a master of suspense.--RT Book Reviews


Blood of dragons / Jack Campbell.

Blood of dragons /  Jack Campbell.
Twenty years after the war that overthrew the Great Guilds, the Empire is vowing to avenge the massive defeat of the Imperial legions at Dorcastle. Aiding the Imperials are renegade Mechanics and Mages still loyal to the old Guilds or employed by the Empire. But before they can launch an all-out war, the Imperials must eliminate a major threat: Kira, daughter of Master Mechanic Mari and Master of Mages Alain. Kidnapped and imprisoned, Kira has to escape and avoid recapture as the full might of the Empire is aimed at her. Her only hope lies in the skills she has mastered; her indomitable spirit; and the unfailing aid of Jason, her boyfriend from the distant world of Urth. With the Imperial legions closing in and thousands of lives riding on her efforts, Kira has to use every weapon available to her, including special abilities she has kept secret until now - abilities that may prove to be as dangerous as the enemy forces. Mari and Alain must come to Kira's aid and work to create an alliance against the Empire. If they fail, a deadlier new war will erupt, with every soldier carrying a rifle instead of a sword or crossbow - and the Peace of the Daughter will end in a bloodbath.


Immunity to change : how to overcome it and unlock potential in yourself and your organization / Robert Kegan, Lisa Laskow Lahey.

Immunity to change : how to overcome it and unlock potential in yourself and your organization / Robert Kegan, Lisa Laskow Lahey.
In Immunity to Change, authors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey show how our individual beliefs - along with the collective mindsets in our organizations - combine to create a natural but powerful immunity to change. By revealing how this mechanism holds us back, Kegan and Lahey give us the keys to unlock our potential and finally move forward. And by pinpointing and uprooting our own immunities to change, we can bring our organizations forward with us. This persuasive and practical book, filled with hands-on diagnostics and compelling case studies, delivers the tools you need to overcome the forces of inertia and transform your life and your work.--Jacket.


Toil & trouble : 15 tales of women & witchcraft / edited by Jessica Spotswood & Tess Sharpe.

Toil & trouble : 15 tales of women & witchcraft / edited by Jessica Spotswood & Tess Sharpe.
History is filled with stories of women accused of witchcraft, of fearsome girls with arcane knowledge. Toil & Trouble features fifteen stories of girls embracing their power, reclaiming their destinies and using their magic to create, to curse, to cure - and to kill. ... This collection reveals a universal truth: there's nothing more powerful than a teenage girl who believes in herself.


Under control / Shannon Stacey.

Under control /  Shannon Stacey.


The disordered mind : what unusual brains tell us about ourselves / Eric R. Kandel.

The disordered mind : what unusual brains tell us about ourselves / Eric R. Kandel.
Eric R. Kandel, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his foundational research into memory storage in the brain, is one of the pioneers of modern brain science. His work continues to shape our understanding of how learning and memory work and to break down age-old barriers between the sciences and the arts. In his seminal new book, The Disordered Mind, Kandel draws on a lifetime of pathbreaking research and the work of many other leading neuroscientists to take us on an unusual tour of the brain. He confronts one of the most difficult questions we face: How does our mind, our individual sense of self, emerge from the physical matter of the brain? The brain's 86 billion neurons communicate with one another through very precise connections. But sometimes those connections are disrupted. The brain processes that give rise to our mind can become disordered, resulting in diseases such as autism, depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson's, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder. While these disruptions bring great suffering, they can also reveal the mysteries of how the brain produces our most fundamental experiences and capabilities--the very nature of what it means to be human. Studies of autism illuminate the neurological foundations of our social instincts; research into depression offers important insights on emotions and the integrity of the self; and paradigm-shifting work on addiction has led to a new understanding of the relationship between pleasure and willpower. By studying disruptions to typical brain functioning and exploring their potential treatments, we will deepen our understanding of thought, feeling, behavior, memory, and creativity. Only then can we grapple with the big question of how billions of neurons generate consciousness itself.


Influence / Carl Weber.

Influence /  Carl Weber.
When famed attorney Bradley Hudson learns of his youngest son Langston's arrest for drug trafficking, he immediately assembles a team of lawyers and investigators, including members of his own family, to build a defense. With his reputation for being a shark in the courtroom, Bradley is confident he will get justice for his son--until he realizes he will be going up against an old foe, Assistant District Attorney James Brown. Is the ADA allowing his personal history with the Hudsons to influence his handling of the prosecution? To complicate matters, Bradley discovers that his older son, Lamont, a young lawyer and Bradley's right-hand man, has secretly been planning his exit from the family law firm to get out from under his father's shadow. Meanwhile, Desiree, Bradley's only daughter, is fresh out of law school and secretly dating a man and a woman, and both relationships are on a collision course.--


We that are young : a novel / Preti Taneja.

We that are young : a novel / Preti Taneja.
Told in astonishing prose--a great torrent of words and imagery--WE THAT ARE YOUNG is a modern-day King Lear that bursts with energy and fierce, beautifully measured rage. Jivan Singh, the bastard scion of the Devraj family, returns to his childhood home in India after a long absence--only to witness the unexpected resignation of the ageing patriarch from the vast corporation he founded, the Devraj Company. On the same day, Sita, Devraj's youngest daughter, absconds--refusing to submit to the marriage her father wants for her. Meanwhile, Radha and Gargi, Sita's older sisters, are handed the Company . . . And so begins a brutal, deathly struggle for power, ranging over the luxury hotels and spas of New Delhi and Amritsar, the Palaces and slums of Napurthala, to Srinagar, Kashmir. Set against the backdrop of the anti-corruption riots in 2011-2012, it provides startling insights into modern India, the clash of youth and age, the hectic pace of life in one of the world's fastest growing economies--and the ever-present specter of death. More than that, this is a novel about the human heart. And its breaking point--~A stunning debut novel, a modern-day King Lear set in contemporary India: the tale of a battle for power within a turbulent family, for status within a nation in a constant state of transformation, and for the love and respect of a father disappearing into dementia Jivan Singh, the bastard scion of the Devraj family returns to his New Delhi childhood home at the age of twenty-three after fifteen years in the United States. His arrival coincides with the unexpected resignation of the founder and aging patriarch of the Company--its simple name belying its vast holdings across industry and entertainment, and the family's national renown. On the same day, Sita, Devraj's youngest daughter, disappears--refusing to marry the man her father wants for her. Now, Radha and Gargi, Sita's older sisters, are given the Company--and a brutal struggle for power begins. Set against the backdrop of the anti-corruption riots that spread across India in 2011 and 2012, We That Are Young is brilliant in its fierce, incandescent storytelling and the energy of its prose. It tells a deeply insightful tale of India today, the pace of life in one of the world's fastest growing economies, the clash of youth and age, and the ever-present specter of death. But more than that, it is a novel about the human heart--and its inevitable breaking point--


Destiny of dragons / Jack Campbell.

Destiny of dragons /  Jack Campbell.
In the thrilling conclusion to the Legacy of Dragons trilogy, ancient weapons of mass destruction lie hidden under the city of Pacta Servanda. Remnants of the Great Guilds and rebellious factions of the Empire want to seize those weapons to allow them to regain control of the world of Dematr. Only Jason, brought by the first ship from Earth since the colony failed, might be able to disarm the threat. But he also might know how to employ those weapons, making him a danger for all sides.Standing between those threats is Kira of Dematr. But Kira, who inexplicably has been able to manifest Mage powers as well as technical skills, finds herself being consumed by the mental conflicts between those powers and skills. As rogue Mechanics, Mages, and mercenaries attack with every weapon at their disposal, Kira suffers more blackouts and begins to lose her mind. The fate of her world rests on whether she can stay alive and find answers in time to problems that no one else has ever confronted.


Murder in the oval library / C.M. Gleason.

Murder in the oval library /  C.M. Gleason.
With the Confederate Army firing on Fort Sumter, the Civil War has begun--and an invasion of Washington, DC, from Secessionist Virginia seems imminent. As the population evacuates, the President is in desperate need of men to defend the capital. Lincoln's trusted aide, Adam Speed Quinn, and Quinn's old friend from the Bloody Kansas conflict, Senator Jim Lane, hastily assemble a motley crew of just over a hundred men and garrison them in the East Room at the White House. Dubbed the Frontier Guard, these rough-and-tumble patriots steel themselves for the inevitable attack. But even as dawn breaks with no Rebel strike, a single act of violence intrudes within the White House. One of the Frontier Guard lies dead in the oval library, throat slit ear to ear. There is a murderer among them. Lincoln promptly assigns Quinn to deal with the matter, who is in turn aided by journalist Sophie Gates and Dr. George Hilton. And to Quinn's chagrin, the Southern belle Constance Lemagne insists on being involved in the investigation as well. But when Dr. Hilton examines the body, he makes a startling discovery that overturns all Quinn's assumptions about the murder. With his president at grave risk from without and within, Quinn must act quickly to catch the White House killer.


Differently wired : raising an exceptional child in a conventional world / Deborah Reber.

Differently wired : raising an exceptional child in a conventional world / Deborah Reber.
Today millions of kids are stuck in a world that doesn't respect, support, or embrace who they really are'these are what Deborah Reber is calling the differently wired kids, the one in five children with ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger's, giftedness, anxiety, sensory processing disorder, and other neurodifferences. Their challenges are many. But for the parents who love them, the challenges are just as hard'struggling to find the right school, the right therapist, the right parenting group while feeling isolated and harboring endless internal doubts about what's normal, what's not, and how to handle it all. But now there's hope. Written by Deborah Reber, a bestselling author and mother in the midst of an eye-opening journey with her son who is twice exceptional (he has ADHD, Asperger's, and is highly gifted), Differently Wired is a how-to, a manifesto, a book of wise advice, and the best kind of been-there, done-that companion. On the one hand it's a book of saying NO, and how it's time to say no to trying to fit your round-peg kid into society's square holes, no to educational and social systems that don't respect your child, no to the anxiety and fear that keep parents stuck. And then it's a book of YES. By offering 18 paradigm shifts'what she calls tilts' Reber shows how to change everything. How to Get Out of Isolation and Connect. Stop Fighting Who Your Child Is and Lean In. Let Go of What Others Think. Create a World Where Your Child Can Feel Secure. Find Your People (and Ditch the Rest). Help Your Kids Embrace Self-Discovery. And through these alternative ways of being, discover how to stay open, pay attention, and become an exceptional parent to your exceptional child.


Darius the Great is not okay / Adib Khorram.

Darius the Great is not okay /  Adib Khorram.
Clinically-depressed Darius Kellner, a high school sophomore, travels to Iran to meet his grandparents, but it is their next-door neighbor, Sohrab, who changes his life.


The mystery of three quarters : the new Hercule Poirot mystery / Sophie Hannah.

The mystery of three quarters : the new Hercule Poirot mystery / Sophie Hannah.
The world's most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot--the legendary star of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and most recently The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket--returns in a stylish, diabolically clever mystery set in the London of 1930--~The world's most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot--the legendary star of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and most recently The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket--returns in a stylish, diabolically clever mystery set in the London of 1930. We Agatha Christie fans read her stories--and particularly her Poirot novels--because the mysteries are invariably equal parts charming and ingenious, dark and quirky and utterly engaging. Sophie Hannah had a massive challenge in reviving the beloved Poirot, and she met it with heart and no small amount of little grey cells. I was thrilled to see the Belgian detective in such very, very good hands. Reading The Monogram Murders was like returning to a favorite room of a long-lost home.--Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl, Hercule Poirot returns home afteran agreeable luncheon to find an angry woman waiting to berate himoutside his front door. Her name is Sylvia Rule, and shedemands to know why Poirot has accused her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy,a man she has neither heard of nor ever met. She is furious to be so accused, and deeply shocked. Poirot is equally shocked, because he too has never heard of any Barnabas Pandy, and he certainlydid not send the letter in question. He cannot convinceSylviaRule of his innocence, however, and she marches awayin a rage. Shaken, Poirot goes inside, only to findthat he has a visitor waiting for him--a man called John McCrodden whoalsoclaims alsoto have received a letter from Poirot that morning, accusing him of themurder of Barnabas Pandy... Poirot wonders how many more letters of this sort have been sent in his name. Who sent them, and why?Moreimportantly, who is Barnabas Pandy, is he dead, and, if so, was he murdered? And can Poirot find out the answers without putting more lives in danger?--


The story collector / Kristin O'Donnell Tubb ; with illustrations by Iacopo Bruno.

The story collector /  Kristin O'Donnell Tubb ; with illustrations by Iacopo Bruno.
A fictional account of eleven-year-old Viviani Joffre Fedeler, who was born and raised in the New York Public Library, and her older brothers and best friend Eva, who all try and find out if the library is haunted.--


Died in the wool / Peggy Ehrhart.

Died in the wool /  Peggy Ehrhart.


The governess game / Tessa Dare.

The governess game /  Tessa Dare.
He's been a bad, bad rake--and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson. The accidental governess. After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don't need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke's heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried--and failed--to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart . . . without risking her own. The infamous rake. Like any self-respecting libertine, Chase lives by one rule: no attachments. When a stubborn little governess tries to reform him, he decides to give her an education--in pleasure. That should prove he can't be tamed. But Alexandra is more than he bargained for: clever, perceptive, passionate. She refuses to see him as a lost cause. Soon the walls around Chase's heart are crumbling . . . and he's in danger of falling, hard. --


Seafire / Natalie C. Parker.

Seafire /  Natalie C. Parker.
Follows Caledonia Styx, captain of her own ship, the Mors Navis, and its all-female crew as they strive to defeat the powerful fleet of Aric Athair, the vicious warlord who has taken their homes and families.


Kristy's big day / Ann M. Martin.

Kristy's big day /  Ann M. Martin.
When her mother gets married, Kristy and the other members of the Baby-sitters Club have their hands full taking care of fourteen children at the wedding.~Kristy's mom is getting married, and Kristy is going to be a bridesmaid! The only trouble is, fourteen kids are coming in town for the wedding. Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne, Stacey, Dawn, and Mallory think they can handle it, but that's before they spend a week changing diapers, stopping arguments, solving mix-ups, and planning activities. It's the biggest job the BSC has ever had, but they'll work together to make sure Kristy's big day is a success!


Tropical blues / Sherryl Woods.

Tropical blues /  Sherryl Woods.
Hot secret: When the body of her hotshot young film director is found in actress Veronica Weston's trailer, she desperately needs an alibi - and Molly DeWitt is it. Molly's PR job is to keep everyone happy, but solving the case is a challenge she can't resist... just like homicide detective Michael O'Hara. She and Michael must strip the masks from a cast of potential killers, each of whom has a motive, to keep Veronica from behind bars.~Hot property: Finding a corpse in the card room of her elegant new Key Biscayne apartment complex was not what Molly DeWitt had in mind for a fresh new start - especially when the knife in the dead Ocean Manor's president's back appears to be her own. But when charming homicide detective Michael O'Hara decides to get on her case, it's up to Molly to track down the real killer and clear her name.


Secret twins for the Texan / Karen Booth.

Secret twins for the Texan /  Karen Booth.
What will wealthy private investigator Cole Sullivan say when he discovers the woman he left years ago is the mother of his twins? Before Dani Moore can tell him to stay away, they share a searing kiss instead, confirming their explosive chemistry is far from over. But will Cole's own life-or-death secret -- the one that destroyed their relationship -- continue to keep them apart?--Page 4 of cover.


Hidden pieces / Paula Stokes.

Hidden pieces /  Paula Stokes.
After saving a man's life, Embry Woods, seventeen, is considered a hero but someone begins blackmailing her for causing his near-death, forcing her to make choices that endanger her loved ones.


Soccer switch / Jake Maddox ; text by Brandon Terrell ; art by [Jesus] Aburtov ; cover art by Fern Cano.

When the coach of his middle school summer soccer team retires Andre, his friend Cullen, and their teammates are horrified, and when their new coach implements some highly unusual training methods Cullen is so frustrated that he quits the team--but Andre sticks with it, hoping that there is method in the madness that will lead to a championship.


Mastering pizza : the art and practice of handmade pizza, focaccia and calzone / Marc Vetri and David Joachim ; photography by Ed Anderson.

Mastering pizza : the art and practice of handmade pizza, focaccia and calzone / Marc Vetri and David Joachim ; photography by Ed Anderson.
Mastering Pizza Pizza remains America's favorite food, but one that many people hesitate to make at home. In Mastering PizzaMastering Pizza will help you make pizza as delicious as you find in Italy.


50 myths and lies that threaten America's public schools : the real crisis in education / David C. Berliner, Gene V Glass [and 19 others].

50 myths and lies that threaten America's public schools : the real crisis in education / David C. Berliner, Gene V Glass [and 19 others].


The Greek's bought bride / Sharon Kendrick.

The Greek's bought bride /  Sharon Kendrick.
Tamsyn lost her innocence in a spectacularly sensual night with a Greek billionaire. She doesn't see notorious playboy Xan again until he proposes a marriage of convenience! It's hard to refuse when he's promising incredible wealth and her pregnant sister desperately needs support, but Xan is dangerously addictive... If Tamsyn isn't careful she could lose herself to the Greek - for good!


LOST DAYTON, OHIO.

LOST DAYTON, OHIO.


Echoes in the walls / V.C. Andrews.

Echoes in the walls /  V.C. Andrews.
Fern and her mother live as servants in Wyndemere House, the old gothic mansion of the Davenport family. And her friendship with Dr. Davenport's son Ryder was never a problem... until they came of age. An intimate encounter following the high school prom brings the pair near-tragic consequences. But the real threat to their happiness is something no one can control: the past, and the truths that lurk there. -- adapted from jacket~The daughter of a domestic worker and the son of a wealthy dynasty continue their secret romance despite family secrets and shocking betrayals.


Springfield confidential : jokes, secrets, and outright lies from a lifetime writing for The Simpsons / Mike Reiss with Mathew Klickstein ; foreword by Judd Apatow.

Springfield confidential : jokes, secrets, and outright lies from a lifetime writing for The Simpsons / Mike Reiss with Mathew Klickstein ; foreword by Judd Apatow.
The longest-serving writer and producer for The Simpsons offers a humorous look at the writing and making of the legendary Fox series that has become one of the most revered artistic achievements in television history.


Justice of the mountain man / William W. Johnstone.

Justice of the mountain man /  William W. Johnstone.
After being framed for the murder of one of the Durango Kid's gang, Smoke Jensen is forced to break out of jail, hunt down the Durango Kid, and find the truth behind the brutal murder.


Bitwise : a life in code / David Auerbach.

Bitwise : a life in code / David Auerbach.
An exhilarating crossover between memoir and argument demonstrating how computers and algorithms shape our understanding of the world and who we are. As we engineer ever-more intricate algorithms to translate our experiences and narrow the gap that divides us from the machine, we willingly rub out our nuances and our idiosyncrasies--precisely that which makes us human. Bitwise is David Auerbach's thoughtful ode to the computer codes and languages that captured his imagination as a child, and a reflection of how he's both experienced and written the algorithms that have come to taxonomize human speech, knowledge, and behavior--and compel us to do the same. With a philosopher's sense of inquiry and an engineer's eye, Auerbach recounts his childhood spent drawing ferns with the programming language Logo on the Apple IIe, his adventures in early text-based video games, his schooling as an engineer, and his contributions to instant messaging technology developed for Microsoft and then to software built to sift through Google's data stores. His unsettling conclusion--that algorithms are standardizing and coarsening our own lives--is inescapable.--


Crowned / Christina Bauer.

Crowned /  Christina Bauer.
At last, Elea has found the love of her life. Unfortunately, the evil Tsar Viktor is about to unleash an army of twisted mages bent on killing everyone Elea cares about... including the man who's stolen her heart. So what's a powerful witch to do? Why, fight back, of course! Elea goes on a mission to find the Sword of Theodora, the only weapon that can destroy Viktor. That's challenge enough, but on the eve of battle, Elea realizes that her true enemies may be far more powerful than even Viktor: The deities Oni and Yuri could be out to destroy her as well. With major battles brewing on two fronts, Elea's not sure that she'll win, but with true love to inspire her, she's certainly ready to fight.


Don't close your eyes / Christie Craig.

Don't close your eyes /  Christie Craig.


Dog Man.

Dog Man.
When a new bunch of baddies bust up the town, Dog Man is called into action -- and this time he isn't alone. With a cute kitten and a remarkable robot by his side, our heroes must save the day by joining forces with an unlikely ally: Petey, the World's Most Evil Cat. But can the villainous Petey avoid vengeance and venture into virtue?


The Canterbury Tales / Geoffrey Chaucer.

The Canterbury Tales /  Geoffrey Chaucer.


Wed for his secret heir / Chantelle Shaw.

Wed for his secret heir /  Chantelle Shaw.
With a new acquisition at stake, Giannis Gekas must shake his playboy reputation. Enlisting beautiful Ava Sheridan to pose as his fiancée should be the key. Yet behind closed doors, their attraction is anything but fake! But Giannis is furious when he learns Ava is keeping the consequences of their passion a secret. Now to legitimize his child, Giannis has only one option--make Ava his wife!


Texas free / Janet Dailey.

Texas free /  Janet Dailey.
A woman seeking refuge on her inherited ranch and a Special Ranger posing as a cowhand navigate doubts about each other while investigating an outbreak of cattle rustling.


The forbidden city / Deborah A. Wolf.

The forbidden city /  Deborah A. Wolf.
Sulema Ja'Akari is an elite warrior, one of the desert people known as the Zeeranim. She is also the daughter of the Dragon King of Atualon, whose magic is the only thing that prevents the earth dragon from waking. Should the dragon end her sleep, their world will be destroyed. The Dragon King is dying. As heir to his throne Sulema must be trained to take his place, yet the more she learns, the less she trusts the sinister agendas that surround her. Knowing that her life hangs in the balance, Sulema seeks to return to the Zeera. Salvation may lie with her mother, Hafsa Azeina, who walks the dark and deadly pathways of the Dreaming Lands. To save her daughter, the dreamshifter will be forced to strike a pact with her greatest enemy, a huntress who would rather kill her than assist her. Upheaval stretches far beyond Atualon--to the forbidden city of Khanbul where the emperor rules with an iron hand. An elite cadre of rebel conspirators chafes beneath his rule and plots to overthrow him. Among them is Jian de Allyr, the half-dae prince born of a human mother and a twilight lord. If they are to challenge the emperor in his stronghold, however, Jian and his co-conspirators must secretly raise an army...


Escapade / Diana Palmer.

Escapade /  Diana Palmer.
An heiress who inherits half her family's newspaper business must convince the owner of the other half--a reclusive millionaire--that she can bring the paper back to life.


Memoirs of a dragon hunter / Katie MacAlister.

Memoirs of a dragon hunter /  Katie MacAlister.
One moment, I was a normal (if somewhat germaphobic) math teacher getting ready for summer vacation. Then my sister died in a pile of black ash, leaving me with a sword... and her destiny as dragon hunter. It turns out there's a whole other world out there filled with demons, dragons, and spirits. Now my job is to protect mortals - and I haven't got a clue what I'm doing. Then there's tattooed hotness Ian Iskander. Part dragon hunter and part demon, Ian's got some seriously creepy business associates and keeps trying to steal my sword. So why do we keep getting lost in hungry, crazy-hot kisses? Ian is the only person who can help me figure out who - and what - I am. But trusting a half-demon is dangerous... because when you play with dragon fire, someone always gets burned.--Back cover.


Lovely, dark, and deep / Justina Chen.

Lovely, dark, and deep /  Justina Chen.
Teenager Viola Li and her sister Roz are selling bean buns at a science fiction gathering in Seattle when she suddenly collapses--she wakes up in the hospital to find that somehow she has developed an extreme case of photosensitivity (so bad that even ordinary lights can cause blisters), and somehow, in her senior year of high school, she has to craft a new life that will still include journalism school, activism, and the new guy who caught her as she fell.


Advice for future corpses (and those who love them) : a practical perspective on death and dying / Sallie Tisdale.

Advice for future corpses (and those who love them) : a practical perspective on death and dying / Sallie Tisdale.
A straightforward, wise, and humorous narrative field guide for both the dying and those who love them by an author who brings a unique set of qualifications to this delicate subject'she's a Pushcart Prize-winning writer, a palliative care nurse with more than ten years of experience, and a lifelong Buddhist. If you don't plan, you're only limiting your options. We do not know when we will die. We may see it coming from far away, or all at once. But I will die and you will die. You believe that, don't you' You get ready to die the way you get ready for a trip. Start by realizing you don't know the way. Read a few travel guides. Study the language, look at maps, gather equipment. Let yourself imagine what it will be like. Pack your bags. This book is one of those travel guides'a guide to preparing for your own death and the deaths of people close to you. The fact of death is hard to believe. Sallie Tisdale explores our fears and all the ways death and talking about death make us uncomfortable'but she also explores its intimacies and joys. Tisdale looks at grief, what the last days and hours of life are like, and what happens to dead bodies. Advice for Future Corpses includes exercises designed to make you think differently about the inevitable. She includes practical advice, personal experience, a little Buddhist philosophy, and stories. But this isn't a book of inspiration or spiritual advice'Advice for Future Corpses is about how you can get ready. Start by admitting that we are all future corpses.


Martha Stewart's pressure cooker : 100+ fabulous new recipes for the pressure cooker, multicooker, and Instant Pot / from the editors of Martha Stewart Living ; photographs by Marcus Nilsson.

Martha Stewart's pressure cooker : 100+ fabulous new recipes for the pressure cooker, multicooker, and Instant Pot / from the editors of Martha Stewart Living ; photographs by Marcus Nilsson.
Brilliant, delicious recipes--from basics to family feasts--for your pressure cooker or multicooker (think Instant Pot) that will change the way you cook. MASTER RECIPES for building blocks like stocks, vegetables, grains, and beans--plus easy ways to adapt them. ONE-POT MEALS COOKED TO PERFECTION--from start to finish--in the pressure cooker, including braises, roasts, soups, and risottos. DESSERTS AND SWEETS, such as cakes, puddings, and poached fruits--Page 4 of cover.


Tear Me Apart : A Novel / J.T Ellison.

Tear Me Apart : A Novel / J.T Ellison.
The follow-up to her critically acclaimed -- One moment will change their lives forever... Competitive skier Mindy Wright is a superstar in the making until a spectacular downhill crash threatens not just her racing career but her life. During surgery, doctors discover she's suffering from a severe form of leukemia, and a stem cell transplant is her only hope. But when her parents are tested, a frightening truth emerges. Mindy is not their daughter.


An earl like you / Caroline Linden.

An earl like you /  Caroline Linden.
When Hugh Deveraux discovers his newly inherited earldom is bankrupt, he sets about rebuilding the family fortune--in the gaming hells of London. But the most daring wager he takes isn't at cards. A wealthy tradesman makes a tantalizing offer: marry the man's spinster daughter and Hugh's debts will be paid and his fortune made. The only catch is that she must never know about their agreement...Heiress Eliza Cross has given up hope of marriage until she meets the impossibly handsome Earl of Hastings, her father's new business partner. The earl is everything a gentleman should be, and is boldly attentive to her. It doesn't take long for Eliza to lose her heart and marry him. But when Eliza discovers that there is more to the man she loves--and to her marriage--her trust is shattered. And it will take all of Hugh's power to prove that now his words of love are real...--Page 4 of cover


The heiress he's been waiting for / Kaitlin O'Riley.

The heiress he's been waiting for /  Kaitlin O'Riley.
1894. In Victorian London, the Hamilton sisters are known for their bookshops--and for finding their happily ever afters on their own terms. Now, much to their chagrin, their offspring are following in their unconventional footsteps--in life and in love. Raised in New York, shipping heiress Sara Fleming was ready to elope--until her disapproving parents tricked her onto a boat heading to England. Her only consolation is getting to see her beloved aunts and cousins. Even the start of London's Season--and a strikingly handsome earl--can't make her forget the man she left behind. Considered one of London's most eligible bachelors, Christopher Townsend, the Earl of Bridgeton, is not what he seems. Having inherited his father's crushing debt, he must choose a wealthy bride to save his family's estate. Though rumored to be penniless and committed to another, Sara takes his breath away--and makes him question what he truly needs to be free of the past. But he'll have to win the headstrong beauty's heart one kiss at a time.


Air fry every day : 75 recipes to fry, roast, and bake using your air fryer / Ben Mims ; photographs by Denny Culbert.

Air fry every day : 75 recipes to fry, roast, and bake using your air fryer / Ben Mims ; photographs by Denny Culbert.
The air fryer is the newest must-have kitchen appliance and it's easy to see why: fried foods come out perfectly crispy and crunchy, using little to no oil, and at a fraction of the calories -- all ready in less time and with less mess. With the air fryer's versatility, whether you're frying, baking, or roasting, you may never turn your oven on again! -- Back cover.


The fellowship of the ring : being the first part of the lord of the rings / by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The fellowship of the ring : being the first part of the lord of the rings / by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind themIn ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining, profound in meaning.--New York Times.


The towering sky / Katharine McGee.

The towering sky /  Katharine McGee.


Dead girls : essays on surviving American culture / Alice Bolin.

Dead girls : essays on surviving American culture / Alice Bolin.
A collection of sharp, poignant essays that expertly blends the personal and political in an exploration of American culture through the lens of our obsession with dead women--


Bound by the billionaire's vows / Clare Connelly.

Bound by the billionaire's vows /  Clare Connelly.
When heiress Skye learns that her marriage to Matteo is built on lies, she demands a divorce. A pawn in his revenge, Skye feels her heart shatter when she discovers her husband's game. The clock is ticking... she needs his signature. But Matteo is not willing to let Skye go so easily... the price of her freedom is one last night together!


Magic triumphs / Ilona Andrews.

Magic triumphs /  Ilona Andrews.
In this epic, can't-miss entry in the thrilling #1 New York Times bestselling urban-fantasy series, mercenary Kate Daniels must risk all to protect everything she holds dear... Kate has come a long way from her origins as a loner taking care of paranormal problems in post-Shift Atlanta. She's made friends and enemies. She's found love and started a family with Curran Lennart, the former Beast Lord. But her magic is too strong for the power players of the world to let her be. Kate and her father, Roland, currently have an uneasy truce, but when he starts testing her defenses again, she knows that sooner or later a confrontation is inevitable. The Witch Oracle has begun seeing visions of blood, fire, and human bones. And when a mysterious box is delivered to Kate's doorstep, a threat of war from the ancient enemy who nearly destroyed her family, she knows her time is up. Kate Daniels sees no other choice but to combine forces with the unlikeliest of allies. She knows betrayal is inevitable. She knows she may not survive the coming battle. But she has to try. For her child. For Atlanta. For the world--


Little comfort.

Little comfort.
In a brilliantly twisted debut set among Boston's elite, Edwin Hill introduces unforgettable sleuth Hester Thursby--and a missing persons case that uncovers a trail of vicious murder . . . Harvard librarian Hester Thursby knows that even in the digital age, people still need help finding things. Using her research skills, Hester runs a side business tracking down the lost. Usually, she's hired to find long-ago prom dates or to reunite adopted children and birth parents. Her new case is finding the handsome and charismatic Sam Blaine. Sam has no desire to be found. As a teenager, he fled his small New Hampshire town with his friend, Gabe, after a haunting incident. For a dozen years, Sam and Gabe have traveled the country, reinventing themselves as they move from one mark to another. Sam has learned how trusting wealthy people can be--especially the lonely ones--as he expertly manipulates his way into their lives and homes. In Wendy Richards, the beautiful, fabulously rich daughter of one of Boston's most influential families, he's found the perfect way to infiltrate the milieu in which he knows he belongs--a world of Brooks Brothers suits, Nantucket summers, and effortless glamour. As Hester's investigation closes in on their brutal truth, the bond between Sam and Gabe is tested and Hester unknowingly jeopardizes her own safety. While Gabe has pinned all his desperate hopes of a normal life on Hester, Sam wants her out of the way for good. And Gabe has always done what Sam asks . . .


STABBED IN THE BAKLAVA.

STABBED IN THE BAKLAVA.


A pocket guide to writing in history / Mary Lynn Rampolla.

A pocket guide to writing in history /  Mary Lynn Rampolla.
A Pocket Guide to Writing in History is a brief, inexpensive, and easy-to-use guide to the writing and research skills needed for undergraduate history courses. Its concise yet comprehensive coverage of every step of the research and writing process--including detailed advice on documenting sources and avoiding plagiarism--have made A Pocket Guide to Writing in History the trusted choice in history. -- Publisher's description


Shattered at sea / Cheryl Hollon.

Shattered at sea /  Cheryl Hollon.


What to read and why / Francine Prose.

What to read and why /  Francine Prose.
In an age defined by hyper-connectivity and constant stimulation, Francine Prose makes a compelling case for the solitary act of reading and the great enjoyment it brings. Inspiring and illuminating, What to Read and Why includes selections culled from Prose's previous essays, reviews, and introductions, combined with new, never-before-published pieces that focus on her favorite works of fiction and nonfiction, on works by masters of the short story, and even on books by photographers like Diane Arbus. Prose considers why the works of literary masters such as Mary Shelley, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Jane Austen have endured, and shares intriguing insights about modern authors whose words stimulate our minds and enlarge our lives, including Roberto Bolaño, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jennifer Egan, and Mohsin Hamid. Prose implores us to read Mavis Gallant for her marvelously rich and compact sentences, and her meticulously rendered characters who reveal our flawed and complex human nature; Edward St. Aubyn for his elegance and sophisticated humor; and Mark Strand for his gift for depicting unlikely transformations. Here, too, are original pieces in which Prose explores the craft of writing: On Clarity and What Makes a Short Story. Written with her sharp critical analysis, wit, and enthusiasm, What to Read and Why is a celebration of literature that will give readers a new appreciation for the power and beauty of the written word.~Celebrates the pleasures of reading and pays homage to the works and writers the author admires above all others, from Jane Austen to Charles Dickens to Jennifer Egan.


Harbor me / Jacqueline Woodson.

Harbor me /  Jacqueline Woodson.
When six students are chosen to participate in a weekly talk with no adults allowed, they discover that when they're together, it's safe to share the hopes and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world--


WALKING SHADOWS.

WALKING SHADOWS.
While investigating two brutal murders, Detective Pete Decker, with help from his temporary partner and wife Rina, uncovers ties to a crime from twenty-years earlier.


Mirage / Somaiya Daud.

Mirage /  Somaiya Daud.
In a world dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry; she dreams of having adventures, and travelling beyond her isolated home. But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped and brought to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is to become a body double for the hated princess Maram--


Trust me / Hank Phillippi Ryan.

Trust me /  Hank Phillippi Ryan.
Ashlyn Bryant has been accused of killing her two-year-old daughter, but swears she is innocent. Mercer Hennessey is writing a book about the case, hoping it will help her overcome her own grief about the car accident that killed her own daughter and husband. After the verdict comes in, Mercer discovers that there are three sides to every story: yours, mine... and the truth.--~An unlikely alliance between an accused killer who swears she is innocent and a grieving journalist trying to rebuild her shattered life leads to a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.--


Carmine the snake : Carmine Persico and his murderous mafia family / Frank DiMatteo, Michael Benson.

Carmine the snake : Carmine Persico and his murderous mafia family / Frank DiMatteo, Michael Benson.
In this blistering street-level account, Mafia survivor Frank DiMatteo teams up with true-crime master Michael Benson to take down one of the most notorious figures in the American La Cosa Nostra. This is the real inside story of Carmine The Snake Persico, from his crime-filled childhood on the streets of Brooklyn to the long-term jail sentences that didn't stop him from controlling his criminal empire, with the help of his brother-the equally kill-crazy Alphonse Allie Boy Persico. This is the story of his deadly teen years as leader of the fearsome Garfield Boys; his recruitment into the Profaci-later the Colombo-crime family; his bloody betrayal of the Gallo brothers; his role in the hair-raising ambush and slaying of Albert Anastasia-the Lord High Executioner of Murder, Inc.-as he sat in a barbershop chair getting a shave; the terror he struck into the hearts of the New York Mafia's other families, and even his own crews; and the many courtroom trials where Persico walked after witnesses came down with sudden cases of amnesia. Today, Persico schmoozes with Ponzi king Bernard Madoff behind bars. There, at age eighty-four, his legend-packed as it is with coldblooded brutality-continues to inspire goodfellas everywhere.


Access restricted / Gregory Scott Katsoulis.

Access restricted /  Gregory Scott Katsoulis.
In this gripping sequel to All Rights Reserved, Speth Jime has freed her home of Portland from the oppressive system that forced everyone to pay for every word they spoke. Now she will discover the cost of that freedom, and the devastating secrets of the world beyond her dome.--Amazon.com.


French exit / by Patrick deWitt.

French exit /  by Patrick deWitt.
From bestselling author Patrick deWitt, a brilliant and darkly comic novel about a wealthy widow and her adult son who flee New York for Paris in the wake of scandal and financial disintegration. Frances Price - tart widow, possessive mother, and Upper East Side force of nature - is in dire straits, beset by scandal and impending bankruptcy. Her adult son Malcolm is no help, mired in a permanent state of arrested development. And then there's the Price's aging cat, Small Frank, who Frances believes houses the spirit of her late husband, an infamously immoral litigator and world-class cad whose gruesome tabloid death rendered Frances and Malcolm social outcasts. Putting penury and pariahdom behind them, the family decides to cut their losses and head for the exit. One ocean voyage later, the curious trio land in their beloved Paris, the City of Light serving as a backdrop not for love or romance, but self destruction and economical ruin - to riotous effect. A number of singular characters serve to round out the cast: a bashful private investigator, an aimless psychic proposing a seance, a doctor who makes house calls with his wine merchant in tow, and the inimitable Mme. Reynard, aggressive houseguest and dementedly friendly American expat. Brimming with pathos and wit, French Exit is a one-of-a-kind 'tragedy of manners, ' a riotous send-up of high society, as well as a moving mother/son caper which only Patrick deWitt could conceive and execute--


The hobbit, or, There and back again / J.R.R. Tolkien.

The hobbit, or, There and back again /  J.R.R. Tolkien.
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.


Suffer the children / Lisa Black.

Suffer the children /  Lisa Black.
Rachael Donahue was raised in foster homes, and has been living at Firebird, a secure facility for juvenile offenders in Cleveland. When her body is discovered at the bottom of a stairwell, there's evidence the girl may have been involved with a much older man. Other children are also suffering accidents at the facility, and forensics expert Maggie Gardiner and homicide detective Jack Renner suspect a cold-blooded murderer is carrying out a deadly agenda. -- adapted from jacket~Cleveland forensics expert Maggie Gardiner and her partner, Jack Renner, investigate after two young people turn up dead at a secure facility for juvenile offenders.


Locked in : the will to survive and the resolve to live / by Victoria Arlen.

Locked in : the will to survive and the resolve to live / by Victoria Arlen.
When Victoria Arlen was eleven-years-old, she contracted two rare diseases simultaneously and fell into a mysterious vegetative state. For two years her mind was dark, but in the third year, her mind broke free, and she was able to think clearly and to hear and feel everything - but no one knew. When she was fifteen-years-old, against all odds and medical predictions, she was finally able to communicate through eye blinks, and she gradually regained her ability to speak and eat and move her upper body, but she faced the devastating reality of paralysis from the waist down because of damage to her spine. However, Victoria didn't lose her strength or steadfast determination, and two years later, she won a gold medal for swimming at the London 2012 Paralympics. In Locked In, Victoria shares her never-before-published story--the pain, the struggle, the fight to live and thrive, and most importantly, the faith that carried her through. Her journey was not easy, but by believing in God's healing power and forgiveness, she is living proof that, despite seemingly insurmountable odds and challenges, the will to survive and resolve to live can be a force stronger than our worst deterrents--


Wind River lawman / Lindsay McKenna.

Wind River lawman /  Lindsay McKenna.
After serving as a Navy medic, Dawson Callahan is back in the States and ready to start over. He heads for the wide open spaces of Wyoming, where he finds work as a wrangler. True, he'll mainly be wrangling chickens--and wrangling Sarah Carter's granny, who's still spry, but in need of a little caregiving. But ranch work is ranch work, and it's hard to turn down a job offer from the beautiful Sheriff Carter--especially when she deputizes him as one of her lawmen. Sarah loves her grandmother, but with her law enforcement career keeping her busy, they could both use some help from a strong, steady man. And policing Lincoln County has only gotten tougher since a merciless drug lord arrived in the area. When Sarah takes a bullet on the job, it's Dawson who comes to her rescue--and though they both thought they left war behind in Afghanistan, they'll do whatever it takes to protect what's theirs, even if it means facing down traumas they've buried for years.


Jealousy / Nancy Bush.

Jealousy /  Nancy Bush.
It's taken time for the plan to unfold, years spent waiting, watching, hating. And after the first victim, the killing gets easier and easier. The Crissmans, owners of Crissman & Wolfe department store, were once one of Portland's most powerful families. There's still enough fortune left to sow mistrust between Lucy, her bohemian sister Layla, their brother Lyle, and his grasping wife Kate. When a charity event at the Crissman Lodge ends in a fatal poisoning, Lucy becomes a prime suspect. But the truth is even more twisted, and Lucy can't be sure which of her family is being targeted or who to fear. Renowned defense attorney Dallas Denton has been hired to clear Lucy's name, unaware of the secret that ties them together or of the deep cracks in the Crissman legacy. Someone is ready to eliminate every obstacle to get what they most covet, and prove that envy runs deeper than blood.


The truth lies here / Lindsey Klingele.

The truth lies here /  Lindsey Klingele.
Arriving for a summer in her Michigan hometown, aspiring journalist Penny learns that her father, a tabloid journalist, is missing and charred dead bodies are being found in the woods.


Sparks of genius : the thirteen thinking tools of the world's most creative people / Michele M. Root-Bernstein and Robert S. Root-Bernstein.

Sparks of genius : the thirteen thinking tools of the world's most creative people / Michele M. Root-Bernstein and Robert S. Root-Bernstein.
Exercise your imagination and set off sparks of genius. Explore the thinking tools of extraordinary people, from Albert Einstein and Jane Goodall to Amadeus Mozart and Virginia Woolf, and learn how you can practice the same imaginative skills to become your creative best. With engaging narratives and ample illustrations, Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein investigate cognitive tools as diverse as observing, imaging, recognizing patterns, modeling, playing, and more. SPARKS OF GENIUS is a clever, detailed and demanding fitness program for the creative mind (Kirkus Reviews) and a groundbreaking guidebook for anyone interested in imaginative thinking, lifelong learning, and transdisciplinary education.


Are you smart enough to work at Google? : trick questions, zen-like riddles, insanely difficult puzzles, and other devious interviewing techniques you need to know to get a job anywhere in the new economy / William Poundstone.

Are you smart enough to work at Google? : trick questions, zen-like riddles, insanely difficult puzzles, and other devious interviewing techniques you need to know to get a job anywhere in the new economy / William Poundstone.
This book presents answers and solutions to some of the weirdest and most challenging interview questions and discusses the importance of creative thinking and how to beat your competition in today's job market. You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do? If you want to work at Google, or any of America's best companies, you need to have an answer to this and other puzzling questions. It guides readers through the surprising solutions to dozens of the most challenging interview questions. The book covers the importance of creative thinking, ways to get a leg up on the competition, what your Facebook page says about you, and much more.


Cowboy SEAL redemption / Nicole Helm.

Cowboy SEAL redemption /  Nicole Helm.
Jack Armstrong's been slowly piecing his life back together after a career-ending injury bounced him from the SEALs. The only trouble is, his family's on their way to his new haven in Montana...and Jack refuses to let them know he's still hurting. Desperate, he makes a deal with local bad girl Rose Rogers: in exchange for some extra security, she'll play the perfect loving girlfriend.


The illegitimate duke / Sophie Barnes.

The illegitimate duke /  Sophie Barnes.
An heiress seeking to do good with her newfound fortune enlists the aid of a physician who was recently named as heir to a dukedom.


Obsolete : an encyclopedia of once-common things passing us by / Anna Jane Grossman ; illustrations by James Gulliver Hancock.

Obsolete : an encyclopedia of once-common things passing us by / Anna Jane Grossman ; illustrations by James Gulliver Hancock.
Obsolete contains essays and entries on more than 100 alphabetized fading subjects, including Blind Dates, Mix Tapes, Getting Lost, Porn Magazines, Looking Old, Operators, Camera Film, Hitchhiking, Body Hair, Writing Letters, Basketball Players in Short Shorts, Privacy, Cash, and, yes, Books. This ode to obsolescence also includes 25 quirky pen-and-ink line illustrations to further help us remember exactly what we're missing.


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

Who can you trust? : how technology brought us together - and why it might drive us apart / Rachel Botsman.
If you can't trust those in charge, who can you trust'From government to business, banks to media, trust in institutions is at an all-time low. But this isn't the age of distrust-far from it. In this revolutionary book, world-renowned trust expert Rachel Botsman reveals that we are at the tipping point of one of the biggest social transformations in human history-with fundamental consequences for everyone. A new world order is emerging: we might have lost faith in institutions and leaders, but millions of people rent their homes to total strangers, exchange digital currencies, or find themselves trusting a bot. This is the age of distributed trust, a paradigm shift driven by innovative technologies that are rewriting the rules of an all-too-human relationship. If we are to benefit from this radical shift, we must understand the mechanics of how trust is built, managed, lost, and repaired in the digital age. In the first book to explain this new world, Botsman provides a detailed map of this uncharted landscape-and explores what's next for humanity.


The Silver Palate cookbook / Julee Rosso & Sheila Lukins with Michael McLaughlin ; photographs by Patrick Tregenza and Susan Goldman ; illustrations by Sheila Lukins.

The Silver Palate cookbook /  Julee Rosso & Sheila Lukins with Michael McLaughlin ; photographs by Patrick Tregenza and Susan Goldman ; illustrations by Sheila Lukins.
Provides recipes for appetizers, soups, pasta, main dishes, vegetables, salads, breads, and desserts, and includes tips on planning menus and entertaining.


Must love babies / Lynnette Austin.

Must love babies /  Lynnette Austin.


Marrying the rebel prince / Janet Gover.

Marrying the rebel prince /  Janet Gover.
Fall in love with a royal this spring in Marrying the Rebel Prince - perfect for fans of happy-ever-afters and anyone counting down the days 'til Harry and Meghan say I do... A prince who's used to getting his way... His Royal Highness Prince Nicolas Verbier d'Arennes has a reputation. His come-to-bed eyes, tousled fiery hair and regal credentials make him one of the world's most notorious bachelors. Because, much to the royal household's despair, the prince refuses to settle down. ...meets a woman who refuses to be charmed! Artist Lauren Phelps is painting the prince's portrait and vows to be professional - even if the prospect of spending hours gazing at a man so handsome it should be illegal is a bit daunting. Still, with her bright blue hair and her outspoken opinions of His Royal Highness's behaviour, Lauren knows there's no danger of Nicolas using his infamous charms on her! But what Lauren doesn't know is that, if there's anything the rebel prince enjoys, it's flouting convention to meet a challenge...


When a duke loves a woman / Lorraine Heath.

When a duke loves a woman /  Lorraine Heath.
Gillie Trewlove knows what a stranger's kindness can mean, having been abandoned on a doorstep as a baby and raised by the woman who found her there. So, when suddenly faced with a soul in need at her door--or the alleyway by her tavern--Gillie doesn't hesitate. But he's no infant. He's a grievously injured, distractingly handsome gentleman who doesn't belong in Whitechapel, much less recuperating in Gillie's bed... Being left at the altar is humiliating; being rescued from thugs by a woman--albeit a brave and beautiful one--is the pièce de résistance to the Duke of Thornley's extraordinarily bad day. After nursing him back from the brink, Gillie agrees to help him comb London's darker corners for his wayward bride. But every moment together is edged with desire and has Thorne rethinking his choice of wife. Yet Gillie knows the aristocracy would never accept a duchess born in sin. Thorne, however, is determined to prove to her that no obstacle is insurmountable when a duke loves a woman--Amazon.com.


Fierce like a firestorm / Lana Popovic.

Fierce like a firestorm /  Lana Popovic.
Twin sisters Iris and Malina thought they knew how to reverse the ancient curse that haunts their line, the spell that destines them to use their gleams--unique forms of beauty-manipulating magic--to entice and enchant none other than Death himself. But both sisters thought wrong.--Jacket flap.


Changeling / Molly Harper.

Changeling /  Molly Harper.
If 14-year-old Cassandra Reed makes it through her first day at Miss Castwell's Institute for the Magical Instruction of Young Ladies without anyone discovering her secret, maybe, just maybe, she'll let herself believe that she really does belong at Miss Castwell's. Except Cassandra Reed's real name is Sarah Smith and up until now, she lived her whole life in the Warren, serving a magical family, the Winters, as all non-magical Snipes are bound by magical Guardian law to do. That is, until one day, Sarah accidentally levitates Mrs. Winter's favorite vase in the parlor... But Snipes aren't supposed to have magical powers...and the existence of a magical Snipe threatens the world order dictated during the Guardians' Restoration years ago.


The book of books / foreword by Meredith Vieira ; text by Jessica Allen.

The book of books /  foreword by Meredith Vieira ; text by Jessica Allen.
The Great American Read: The book of books celebrates America's 100 best-loved novels--the books whose ideas, characters, and themes have shaped our country and reflect it back to us. This companion volume to PBS's series The Great American Read profiles the books, their authors, and their impact on our culture, as well as the little-known stories about how they came to be...--Dust jacket.


Unnecessary roughness : inside the trial and final days of Aaron Hernandez / Jose Baez with George Willis.

Unnecessary roughness : inside the trial and final days of Aaron Hernandez / Jose Baez with George Willis.
-- Unnecessary Roughness With revelations about Aaron's personal life that weren't shared at trial, and an exploration of the Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy diagnosis revealed by his autopsy, Jose Baez's Unnecessary Roughness is a startling courtroom drama and an unexpected portrait of a fallen father, fianc?, and teammate.


Magdalena Mountain : a novel / Robert Michael Pyle.

Magdalena Mountain : a novel / Robert Michael Pyle.
A rich and rollicking first novel from one of America's most beloved and widely acclaimed nature writers, Robert Michael Pyle In Magdalena Mountain , Robert Michael Pyle's first and long-awaited novel, the award-winning naturalist proves he is as at home in an imagined landscape as he is in the natural one. At the center of this story of majesty and high mountain magic are three Magdalenas--Mary, a woman whose uncertain journey opens the book; Magdalena Mountain, shrouded in mystery and menace; and the all-black Magdalena alpine butterfly, the most elusive of several rare and beautiful species found on the mountain. And high in the Colorado Rocky Mountain wilderness, sharing the remote territory of the Erebia magdalena butterfly, lives the enigmatic Oberon, a reluctant de facto leader of the Grove, a diverse community of monks who share a devotion to nature. Converging in the same wilderness are October Carson, a beachcomber-wanderer in pursuit of the alpine butterflies he collects for museums; James Mead, a young graduate student intent upon learning the ecology of this seductive creature; and Mary Glanville, who also seeks the butterfly but can't remember why. While the mystery surrounding Mary takes a menacing turn, their shared quest pulls them deeper into the high mountain wilderness, culminating in a harrowing encounter on the stony slopes of Magdalena Mountain.


A Christmas Prayer : A cross-country journey in 1850 leads to high mountain danger-and romance.

A Christmas Prayer : A cross-country journey in 1850 leads to high mountain danger-and romance.
Take a cross-country journey in 1850 with Cynthia Cooper, who becomes trapped by a snowstorm in which she is forced to question her engagement to a near stranger.


Bleach. story and art by Tite Kubo ; translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Mark McMurray.

Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts--he was born with the gift. When his family is attacked by a Hollow--a malevolent lost soul--Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits themselves find peace. Find out why Tite Kubo's Bleach has become an international manga smash-hit! Facing a powerful opponent, the mysterious Kisuke Urahara is forced to reveal his Bankai for the first time. Meanwhile, Ichigo finally makes it to Yhwach's throne room, but what can he do against an enemy whose power is omnipotence?!--


Beauty bunny. Mari Yoshino.

Kohane Yuzuhara is a 17-year-old high-school student who doesn't have any interest in makeup. When her mom whisks her away on a sudden move back to Tokyo, though, Kohane gets called ugly on her first day at her new school by her hot classmate Iori Yashima. Iori's a rich boy whose family owns Yashima Cosmetics, and he can do makeup like a pro. Kohane's had it with Iori's massive ego until, one day, he transforms her by doing her makeup. Could Kohane be starting to develop an interest in cosmetics? This makeup Cinderella love story is the latest work from Mari Yoshino, author of Peach Heaven!


Crown of love. story & art by Yun Kouga ; translation, HC Language Solutions, Inc.

Rima begins to question her feelings for Ikeshiba after the night he kissed her. Finding herself shocked that it wasn't what she imagined it would be like, her thoughts turn to Hisayoshi. But Hisayoshi, frustrated with Rima's constant rejection, has gone missing. Will his absence finally make Rima realize how much he means to her?


The maze runner series complete collection / James Dashner.

The maze runner series complete collection /  James Dashner.
The fever code: Before the trials, WICKED found Thomas, the perfect boy, to help them build the Maze and find the cure for the Flare, a disease that plagues the world. But the truth of what is really going on is a secret and Thomas must uncover it before time runs out~The kill order: Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth and mankind fell to disease. Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and they survived. But surviving the sun flares was easy compared to what came next. Now a disease of rage and lunacy races across the eastern United States, and there's something suspicious about its origin. Worse yet, it's mutating, and all evidence suggests that it will bring humanity to its knees. Mark and Trina are convinced there's a way to save those left living from descending into madness. And they're determined to find it -- if they can stay alive. Because in this new, devastated world, every life has a price. And to some, you're worth more dead than alive.~The death cure: The third trial draws to a close, Thomas and some of his cohorts manage to escape from WICKED, their memories having been restored, only to face new dangers as WICKED claims to be trying to protect the human race from the deadly FLARE virus.~The scorch trials: After surviving horrific conditions in the Maze, Thomas is entrapped, along with nineteen other boys, in a scientific experiment designed to observe their responses and gather data believed to be essential for the survival of the human race. The group has two weeks to cross through the scorch -- the most burned-out section of the world. And the observers will continuously adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.~The maze runner: Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.


11 missed calls / Elisabeth Carpenter.

11 missed calls /  Elisabeth Carpenter.
Here are two things I know about my mother: 1. She had dark hair, like mine. 2. She wasn't very happy at the end. Anna has always believed that her mother, Debbie, died 30 years ago on the night she disappeared. But when her father gets a strange note, she realises that she's never been told the full story of what happened that night on the cliff. Confused and upset, Anna turns to her husband Jack - but when she finds a love letter from another woman in his wallet, she realises there's no-one left to help her, least of all her family. And then a body is found...


Alice-Miranda at the palace / Jacqueline Harvey.

Alice-Miranda at the palace /  Jacqueline Harvey.
Alice-Miranda is off on a royal adventure! Queen Georgiana is having a big celebration at her palace and has invited Alice-Miranda and her friends and family. The palace is every bit as magnificent as they imagined, or is it? Aunty Gee's nephews don't exactly give their guests a friendly welcome and some of the servants at the palace are acting very strange. Even Aunty Gee doesn't seem quite herself. With the help of her friends, will Alice-Miranda uncover the secrets and schemes hidden within the giant mansion?


Knotted / Pam Godwin.

I try to forget her. It's impossible. Growing up together, Conor and I shared all our firsts. First love, first kiss, first--Not all our firsts. We were sixteen the night she was violently assaulted while I helplessly watched. I'll never forget the sounds of her suffering. Or my inconsolable agony when she left Oklahoma. Years later, she returns to honor our teenage pact. Except the boy she loved is gone, replaced by a ruthless cattle rancher knotted with secrets. She doesn't know my dark cravings or the trails of sin that lead to her. I don't deserve her, but one truth remains. She's mine.


The bridal squad / Samantha Chase.

The Friday Night Brides are back! And this time, it's their first season running the business! It was one thing to just model in a weekly fashion show, it's quite another to be the ones calling the shots and making future brides' dreams come true. Their first client has them wondering if they're really prepared for their new roles! The Bride: Julianne is big on fitness, small on patience. And planning her wedding is grating on her every last nerve. As a Zumba instructor, she loves the freedom to create and choreograph her routines and help others achieve their goals, but having to stand back and let others choreograph her big day has her wanting to hip-hop toward eloping! The Matron of Honor: As the only married member of the bridal party, Natalie considers herself the aficionado on all-things weddings. And even though her time in the spotlight is over, that doesn't mean she isn't full of ideas on how her best friend's wedding should look and feel and be! And it doesn't take long for her to realize that maybe it's not so much that she's wanting to help as it is that she's afraid of her own honeymoon ending. The Bride's Sister: Nothing screams unwanted relationship advice than when your younger sister gets married before you. It's not that Harper doesn't want to get married, after three failed engagements she really does! But finding the right man to walk down the aisle with is proving harder than she thought. And it gets even harder when constantly being compared to the perfect couple! The Reluctant Bridesmaid: There is nothing Kayla wants more than to see one of her best friends get married...if only the whole process wasn't so exhausting! Travel and adventure and being on the go fuels her. Having to stay in one place for an extended period of time while wearing taffeta? Not so much. Her job tends to take her away on a moment's notice and this is one time she may have to pass up the trip of a lifetime in the name of friendship.


Friday night brides / Samantha Chase.

Four women. Twenty years. Five hundred bridal fashion shows. They've been friends since they were five, and modeling for Enchanted Bridal has been as much of a part of their lives as their friendship has. And this season has them seeing more than new wedding trends. Hailey's family owns Enchanted Bridal and she knows there's a possibility that someday it will be hers. She's not sure that's the path she wants to take, but she does know that she's been hopelessly crushing on the perfect man and bridal show model Logan Baxter III. While failing to gain Logan's attention, she can't seem to get rid of the less-than-perfect man-- and model-- Jackson Carr. He's big and bold and tattooed-- pretty much everything Hailey despises. And yet there's something about him that has Hailey questioning her definition of perfect. Becca's got a knack for dating the wrong kind of guys. When her current boyfriend publicly dumps and humiliates her, she's devastated. Wanting to run and hide, she's mortified that the stranger who had witnessed the entire scene is now part of the Enchanted Bridal family. But when Max Abrams offers her comfort and tells her that he thinks she's beautiful, she has to wonder if maybe getting dumped by Mr. Wrong has finally led her to her very own Mr. Right. Angie's loud and feisty and completely fearless. That is until she gets dumped by the one guy she really had feeling for. It opens her up to insecurities she didn't know she had and she's not sure what to do about it. But when Sean Peterson comes back into her life in a big way, she's not sure she's ready to forgive and forget quite so easily. His persistence and her stubbornness make for an exciting chase, however, but at the end of the season, it's ultimately up to her if she's ready to quit running. Ella's been planning her perfect wedding to Dylan Graham since she was twelve. Together for thirteen years, Ella's beginning to wonder if that number really is bad luck. She can't focus on all that's right in her life because all she can think about is what she may be missing. Their parents have taken over their wedding, her friends all seem to be in crisis and Dylan's just not listening to her fears. Not one to ever make waves, she suddenly finds that that's exactly what she's doing and turning everyone's life upside down in the process. The life that she once considered boring is now the one she longs for, but it may be too late. Four friends. Four crossroads. Four possibilities for happily ever after.


Sweet Spot / Mallery, Susan.

Sweet Spot /  Mallery, Susan.
Responsibility should be Nicole Keyes's middle name. After all, not many people would sacrifice their lives to run the family bakery and raise a younger sibling. But with Nicole's twin sister now blissfully married and her younger sis turning out more femme fatale than girl-next-door, super reliable Nicole is getting sick of putting everyone else's needs first!Enter Hawk. The deliciously sexy former NFL player offers Nicole a taste of the freedom she craves. Hawk may know the way, blindfolded, to her sweet spot, but Nicole's not about to let him get close enough to break her heart. Of course, she might not have a choice in the matter if Hawk's past keeps getting in the way of their present?


No ordinary love / Melody Grace.

For journalist Eliza Bennett, summers in Sweetbriar Cove were her happiest childhood memories. Now that she's been unceremoniously fired, she hopes the small town will work its magic again and help get her life back on track. She definitely isn't looking for a distraction like the handsome stranger she meets on her way into town... especially when she discovers he might be the reason for her recent misfortunes. Cal Prescott is in Sweetbriar Cove adjusting to (or escaping from) his new role as head of the family company. He's always prided himself on his cool logic, but reckoning with the outspoken spitfire, Eliza, is making him forget his responsibilities - or why falling in love would be such a bad idea. The sparks between them are red-hot, and soon, their passion is heating up the summer nights. But can Eliza and Cal find a way through their differences - or will this opposites-attract romance burn out before it even begins?


All for you / Melody Grace.

Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with Melody Grace's bestselling contemporary romances. Now discover the romance, laughter, and happily-ever-afters waiting for you in her new series, Sweetbriar Cove! Summer Bloom lives for adventure--and buttercream bourbon frosting. As a high-end pastry chef, she spends her days (and nights, and weekends) whipping up sweet treats, but when an unexpected detour leads her to the dilapidated bakery on Blackberry Lane, she decides to take a chance on her dreams and leave it all behind for a new life in Sweetbriar Cove. She has everything she needs for baking bliss--she just isn't expecting her new landlord to melt her heart, as well as her chocolate truffles... Grayson Reid knows better than to fall for his impulsive new tenant. He keeps his life quiet and drama-free, but there's something about Summer he just can't resist. He's learned the hard way that a woman can turn your whole world upside down, but her kisses - and those croissants - are too tempting to ignore. He's determined to keep the lid on their romance, but soon, their chemistry is heating up the kitchen - and he doesn't want to play it safe any more. Can this headstrong pair mix the right ingredients for love? Or will their passion burn out before they can find their happily-ever-after?


Lovestruck in London / Rachel Schurig.

Contemporary Romance from the author of the Three Girls series! Lizzie Medina went to London to reinvent herself. Tired of being the quiet baby sister, and in no hurry to settle into a boring existence in surburbia, she escapes from home at the first opportunity. When she settles in London for a year of post-graduate studies, Lizzie is sure she'll be able to start a whole new life. Immerse herself in the books she loves. Explore a new country. Work on her dream of writing a novel. She might even be able to find a little bit of excitement for once. But falling unexpectedly in love with up-and-coming actor Thomas Harper causes Lizzie to re-think everything. Just as she's convinced herself this small-town girl from the Midwest can handle this great adventure, Thomas's career suddenly explodes to superstar levels, and Lizzie finds herself forced to navigate the fame game of red carpets, catty co-stars, gossip magazines, and paparazzi. When she wished for a new life, she had no idea it would be anything like this! Lizzie must now determine if her love--and her confidence--are strong enough to get her through the complications of dating a movie star. Even if she and Thomas are able to pull through before she has to leave London, how will she deal with the inevitability of returning to a life at home that no longer feels like her own? Will she follow her family's wishes or follow her heart? Will the Lizzie she discovered in London be strong enough to help her pursue her dreams?


A River Valley Christmas : Tommy's wish / Tess Thompson.

All Tommy and Lee want for Christmas is another baby, but with his infertility, it would take a miracle. However, in River Valley during Christmas anything's possible. Join this cast of familiar River Valley heroes in a story of faith, friendship and love.


The sheriff of Wickham Falls / Rochelle Alers.

The sheriff of Wickham Falls /  Rochelle Alers.
Deputy Sheriff Seth Collier is content to serve and protect the citizens of Wickham Falls...until the sexy ex-marine meets his new next-door neighbor. Dr. Natalia Hawkins left the big-city ER for a small-town practice. And while Seth is everything her nasty ex wasn't...Natalia's head says to leave him in the friend zone. But her heart says this may be a second chance at love.


The Greek's blackmailed mistress / Lynne Graham.

The Greek's blackmailed mistress /  Lynne Graham.
Blackmailed into the billionaire's bed? Elvi can't believe her attempt to appeal to heartless Xan's benevolent side has gone so wrong! But to save her stepmother's job she nervously agrees to the Greek's outrageous terms. Xan is gorgeous, with a damaged side only Elvi sees -- but how will he react when he realizes that his new mistress is an innocent virgin?


FALL OF GONDOLIN.

FALL OF GONDOLIN.
The final work of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth fiction, completing Christopher Tolkien's life-long achievement as the editor and curator of his father's manuscripts.


The darlings / Cristina Alger.

The darlings /  Cristina Alger.
Married to Merrill Darling, daughter of billionaire financier Carter Darling, attorney Paul Ross has grown accustomed to New York society and all of its luxuries. When Paul loses his job, Carter offers him the chance to head the legal team at his hedge fund. A tragic event catapults the Darling family into the media spotlight, a regulatory investigation, and a red-hot scandal with enormous implications for everyone involved. Will Paul save himself while betraying his wife and in-laws or protect the family business at all costs?


Claiming his wedding night consequence / Abby Green.

Claiming his wedding night consequence /  Abby Green.
Nicolo Santo Domenico's marriage to heiress Chiara is purely for convenience - until their explosively passionate wedding night! But when Chiara realises that Nico's reasons for seducing her are as cold as his heart, she flees their fledgling marriage. Months later, Nico tracks down his errant wife - only to find she's expecting! To claim his baby Nico must make Chiara his... for real!


Evening Street : a Bell Elkins novella / Julia Keller.

Evening Street : a Bell Elkins novella / Julia Keller.
By day, she's a tough-minded prosecutor in Raythune County, West Virginia, a region scarred by poverty and prescription drug abuse. By night, Bell Elkins takes on a softer role. She volunteers at an auxiliary intensive care unit where nurses deal with the youngest and most vulnerable victims of drug abuse: the children born to mothers addicted to painkillers. The place is known as Evening Street, and it is here Bell comes whenever she can spare the time. She rocks ailing infants to sleep, and she provides what medical science-for all of its marvels-cannot: A simple human touch. One terrifying night, the distraught father of an Evening Street baby breaks into the facility. Gun in hand, he holds the staff hostage and demands a reckoning for a family grudge--with helpless infants only inches away. And so begins a standoff at Evening Street. Bell Elkins is swept up into the crisis, as the drama escalates toward a lethal flashpoint. At the center of it all is a baby, only hours old, but already ancient in his knowledge of pain.


Outrage in Ohio : a rural murder, lynching, and mystery / David Kimmel.

Outrage in Ohio : a rural murder, lynching, and mystery / David Kimmel.


The heir the prince secures / Jennie Lucas.

The heir the prince secures /  Jennie Lucas.
After an exquisite encounter with a handsome Sicilian, idealistic Tess is left alone, penniless, and pregnant. But when Stefano returns to New York, he discovers his unknown heir and reveals a secret of his own: he's a prince! Stefano is determined to protect his daughter, and the first thing on his royal agenda? Claiming Tess as his Cinderella bride!


The devil's stepdaughter : a Bell Elkins story / Julia Keller.

The devil's stepdaughter : a Bell Elkins story / Julia Keller.
The Devil's Stepdaughter, a story from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Julia Keller, takes us back into beloved prosecuting attorney Bell Elkins's past. The year Bell turns eleven, she's living with a foster family in the beautiful but poverty-stricken mountains of West Virginia, and Keller draws a heartbreaking portrait of the time in Bell's life that shaped her into a woman who believes in fierce justice and fighting back.


Hatch, match, and dispatch : the life and times of the Almost Reverend Billow / Rev. William Billow ; foreword by President George H.W. Bush.

Hatch, match, and dispatch : the life and times of the Almost Reverend Billow / Rev. William Billow ; foreword by President George H.W. Bush.
Being a priest is likened to being a shepherd. People do, from time to time, need a poke here or a prod there. But mostly, they need to know someone is watching out for them. Rev. William Billow has been that gentle guiding hand for multiple communities across the nation, but he is best known for his services in Washington, DC, from St. Albans School to Washington Cathedral. He practices 'the ministry of presence,' witnessing and overseeing the baptisms, weddings, and funerals of the members of his flocks. As he moves from community to community, his story does not fail to enlighten and inspire--~Being a priest is likened to being a shepherd. People do, from time to time, need a poke here or a prod there. But mostly, they need to know someone is watching out for them. Rev. William Billow has been that gentle guiding hand for multiple communities across the nation, but he is best known for his services in Washington, DC, from St. Albans School to Washington Cathedral. He practices the ministry of presence, witnessing and overseeing the baptisms, weddings, and funerals of the members of his flocks. As he moves from community to community, his story does not fail to enlighten and inspir.


Easy guide to American sign language / edited by Lora Heller.

Easy guide to American sign language /  edited by Lora Heller.
Learn How to Sign the Easy Way! So many language books start off with everything that you don't need to know. Of course, anybody who wants to become fluent in another language needs to learn its grammar, sentence structure, and idiosyncrasies. But what if there's no time to become fluent? For people who just need or want to dive in and start communicating in American Sign Language (ASL), there's a quick, easy solution: Easy Guide to American Sign Language. Inside this handy book are over 500 basic signs that will give you all the necessary tools for starting out in ASL. Here you will find phrases to help you start a basic conversation in the classroom or on the road. The signs are grouped by subject, in chapters, so you can quickly access the page you need to find: Alphabet and Numbers Greetings and Phrases Family Members and People Food and Meals Emotions and Feelings Nature and the Weather Easy Guide to American Sign Language is your fun and handy passport to ASL.


Saving Fiona : the story of the world's most famous baby hippo / Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

Saving Fiona : the story of the world's most famous baby hippo / Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.
Describes the life of Fiona, a baby hippopotamus who was born prematurely and raised by humans at the Cincinnati Zoo, and details how the hippo became a worldwide Internet sensation. Includes general information about hippos as a species.


Othello / edited by John Crowther.

Othello /  edited by John Crowther.
Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character.


Proud (Young Readers Edition) : Living My American Dream.

Proud (Young Readers Edition) : Living My American Dream.
The inspiring all-American story of faith, family, hard work, and perseverance by Olympic fencer, activist, and Time100 Most Influential People honoree Ibtihaj Muhammad At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Ibtihaj Muhammad smashed barriers as the first American to compete wearing hijab, and made history as the first Muslim-American woman to medal. But it wasn't an easy road'in a sport most popular among wealthy white people, Ibtihaj often felt out of place. Ibtihaj was fast, hardworking, and devoted to her faith, but rivals and teammates (as well as coaches and officials) pointed out her differences, insisting she would never succeed. Yet Ibtihaj powered on. Her inspiring journey from a young outsider to an Olympic hero is a relatable, memorable, and uniquely American tale of hard work, determination, and self-reliance.


The stranger / Albert Camus.

The stranger /  Albert Camus.


Marvel 1602 / N. Gaiman.

Erlebt noch einmal die alternative Geschichte des Marvel-Universums anno 1602, dargebracht vom gefeierten SANDMAN-Schöpfer, Bestseller-Autor und Fantastik-Virtuosen Neil Gaiman und Zeichner Andy Kubert. Elisabethanischer Siedler-Mythos trifft alternative Comic-Geschichte das komplette Epos in einem Band!


What is the Constitution? / by Patricia Brennan Demuth ; illustrated by Tim Foley.

What is the Constitution? /  by Patricia Brennan Demuth ; illustrated by Tim Foley.
We the people at Who HQ bring readers the full story--arguments and all--of how the US Constitution came into being. Signed on September 17, 1787--four years after the American War for Independence--the Constitution laid out the supreme law of the United States of America. Today it's easy for us to take this blueprint of our government for granted. But the Framers--fifty-five men from almost all of the original 13 states--argued fiercely for many months over what ended up being only a four-page document. Here is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the hotly fought issues--those between Northern and Southern States; big states and little ones--and the key players such as James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington who suffered through countless revisions to make the Constitution happen--


The catcher in the rye, J.D. Salinger.

The catcher in the rye, J.D. Salinger.
SparkNotes Literature Guides: Making the reading experience fun! When a paper is due, and dreaded exams loom, here's the lit-crit help students need to succeed! SparkNotes Literature Guides make studying smarter, better, and faster. They provide chapter-by-chapter analysis; explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols; a review quiz; and essay topics. Lively and accessible, SparkNotes is perfect for late-night studying and paper writing. Includes: An A+ Essay—an actual literary essay written about the Spark-ed book—to show students how a paper should be written. 16 pages devoted to writing a literary essay including: a glossary of literary terms Step-by-step tutoring on how to write a literary essay A feature on how not to plagiariz.


Let's learn Korean / Laura Armitage ; revised by Tina Cho.

Let's learn Korean /  Laura Armitage ; revised by Tina Cho.
The Let's Learn Korean ebook is an introductory language learning tool especially designed to help children from preschool through early elementary level acquire basic words, phrases, and sentences in Korean in a fun and easy way. The flashcards can be used as a learning tool in a classroom setting, at home, or anywhere that learning takes place, and can easily be taped around the room for an interactive learning experience.


What is climate change? / by Gail Herman ; illustrated by John Hinderliter.

What is climate change? /  by Gail Herman ; illustrated by John Hinderliter.
Presents an overview of climate change, discussing if humans are at fault for the rapidly warming Earth, and describes why climate change has recently become a political issue.


The Art of the Brick : a Life in LEGO.

The Art of the Brick : a Life in LEGO.
Nathan Sawaya is renowned for his incredible, sometimes surreal, sculptures and portraits-all made from LEGO bricks. The Art of the Brick is a stunning, full-color showcase of the work that has made Sawaya the world's most famous LEGO artist. Featuring hundreds of photos of his impressive art and behind-the-scenes details about how these creations came to be, The Art of the Brick is an inside look at how Sawaya transformed a toy into an art form. Follow one man's unique obsession and see the amazing places it has taken him.


Do not open this math book! / Danica McKellar ; illustrated by Maranda Maberry.

Do not open this math book! /  Danica McKellar ; illustrated by Maranda Maberry.
Addition and subtraction are as easy as 1 + 2 = 3 in this funny and educational book that will have readers embracing math instead of fearing it.--


Baby loves coding! / Ruth Spiro ; illustrated by Irene Chan.

Baby loves coding! /  Ruth Spiro ; illustrated by Irene Chan.


Hamlet / edited by John Crowther.

Hamlet /  edited by John Crowther.
Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character.


Women'sHealth Vagina University : a complete owner's manual from sex and periods to health and body image... and everything in between / by the editors of Women'sHealth and Sheila Curry Oakes, with a foreword by Michelle Tham Metz, MD, OB-GYN.

Women'sHealth Vagina University : a complete owner's manual from sex and periods to health and body image... and everything in between / by the editors of Women'sHealth and Sheila Curry Oakes, with a foreword by Michelle Tham Metz, MD, OB-GYN.
Based on the popular section of womenshealthmag.com of the same name, 'Women's Health Vagina University' challenges stigmas directed at women's bodies and sexuality, offers advice and support, and explains how your vagina's health can impact your overall health.--Back cover.


Zombie Awakening.

Zombie Awakening.
Previously published as The Smoky Corridor. From the New York Times bestselling author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library and coauthor of I Funny and Treasure Hunters, comes a series of spine-tingling mysteries to keep you up long after the lights go out. Where there's smoke, there's fire. It just doesn't usually come from the grave. The basement of Zack's new school is hiding something, or rather someones. Two ghosts, to be exact'Joseph and Seth Donnelly, brothers who perished in a suspicious fire. But the ghosts are the least of Zack's problems. It's what they warn Zack about that has him truly frightened: there's an evil zombie lurking beneath the school. Fortunately, Zack has some new friends, Malik and Azalea, who can help in his paranormal adventures. Together they'll attempt to dodge the zombie, a treasure-seeking hit man, a voodoo-savvy ghost just waiting fora new body, and more. But will they survive until recess or end up on the lunch menu' Read all of Chris Grabenstein's Haunted Mysteries! The Crossroads The Demons' Door The Zombie Awakening The Black Heart Crypt.


Finding my elegy : new and selected poems 1960-2010 / Ursula K. Le Guin.

Finding my elegy : new and selected poems 1960-2010 / Ursula K. Le Guin.
Though internationally known and honored for her imaginative fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin started out as a poet, and since 1959 has never ceased to publish poems. Finding my elegy distills her life's work, offering a selection of the best from her six earlier volumes of poetry and introducing a powerful group of poems, at once earthy and transcendant, written in the first decade of the twenty-first century.


Wanderlust / Lauren Blakely.

From #1 NYT bestselling author Lauren Blakely comes a sexy new standalone romance! The first time I met him, his sexy British accent almost talked me into giving him my number on the spot. The second time, he nearly charmed the panties off me with his wit. Then I learned he's the key to success in my new job in Paris. The man who tempts me into fling-worthy dirty daydreams has turned out to be my personal translator, and his accent is the hottest thing I've ever heard. My mantra is simple--Don't mix business with pleasure. I do my best to resist him as he teaches me how to converse with my co-workers, navigate the metro and order the perfect bottle of wine at dinner. But I also figure out how to tell the charming and clever man what I most want to say--that I want him to take me back to his flat--tonight. Except there's a catch... *** One more assignment before I take off on my big adventure...And it involves the toughest work ever--resisting the fetching American woman I spend all my days with. But you know what they say about best intentions. Soon, we're spending our nights tangled together, and I don't want to let her go. The trouble is, my wanderlust is calling to me, and before we know it I'll be traveling the globe to fulfill a promise I made long ago. What could possibly go wrong with falling in love in Paris? Nothing...unless one of you is leaving.


No safe secret / Fern Michaels.

No safe secret /  Fern Michaels.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels weaves a powerful story of betrayal, courage, and starting over . . . From her silver Mercedes to her designer kitchen, Molly's life is gleaming and beautiful--at least on the surface. But no one in her exclusive neighborhood in Goldenhills, Massachusetts, knows what living with her demanding husband Tanner is really like. They know even less about the life she left behind in Florida almost two decades ago. Back then, Molly was Maddy Carmichael, living with her twin brother and neglectful mother in a run-down trailer park amid the orange groves of Florida. After the terrible events of her high school prom night, Molly fled north and reinvented herself. Now the veneer of Molly's polished existence is finally cracking--and Molly must find the strength to become the woman she once hoped to be. The triumphant theme of women like Molly finding justice will appeal to readers.--Booklist Secrets, revenge and personal redemption from bestseller Michaels.--Publishers Weekly.


By fire above / Robyn Bennis.

By fire above /  Robyn Bennis.
All's fair in love and war, according to airship captain Josette Dupre, until her hometown of Durum becomes occupied by the enemy and her mother a prisoner of war. Then it becomes, Nothing's fair except bombing those Vins to high hell. Before she can rescue her town, however, Josette must maneuver her way through the nest of overstuffed vipers that make up Garnia's military and royal leaders in order to drum up support. The foppish and mostly tolerated Mistral crew member Lord Bernat steps in to advise her, along with his very attractive older brother. Between noble scheming, under-trained recruits, and supply shortages, Josette and the crew of the Mistral figure out a way to return to Durum--only to discover that when the homefront turns into the frontlines, things are more dangerous than they seem.


Fantastic fugitives : criminals, cutthroats, and rebels who changed history while on the run / Brianna DuMont ; illustrated by Bethany Straker.

Fantastic fugitives : criminals, cutthroats, and rebels who changed history while on the run / Brianna DuMont ; illustrated by Bethany Straker.
Throughout history--and even today--the head honchos usually like things the way they are. Rocking the boat does not make them happy--not one bit. They may even want your head for going against the grain. But that threat didn't stop the characters spotlighted in Fantastic Fugitives from changing history. They founded countries, won wars, and even ended empires--all while on the run!--~Throughout history-and even today-the head honchos usually like things the way they are. Rocking the boat does not make them happy-not one bit. They may even want your head for going against the grain. But that threat didn't stop the characters spotlighted in Fantastic Fugitives from changing history. They founded countries, won wars, and even ended empires-all while on the run! History's Most Wanted covered in this book include: Spartacus Martin Luther Harriet Tubman John Dillinger Emmeline Pankhurst Nelson Mandela Mary, Queen of Scots And five more! The exciting second book in the Changed History series, Fantastic Fugitives lets you follow these historical figures' fast-paced stories to learn how anyone can change the world. Even you! Just make sure you have your running shoes on. This book is ideal for kids ages 8 and up, and is especially good for reluctant readers and those kids who think history reading is simply dry and boring. There are many color illustrations, photographs, and maps included through the book and sidebars with fascinating facts break up larger chunks of text in each chapter. Teachers, librarians, and parents will like that this can be used as a good go-to book to inspire kids to become interested in history.--


Cross fire / Fonda Lee.

Cross fire /  Fonda Lee.
When the peaceful alien-run government decides to simply withdraw from Earth, it seems that the terrorist group Sapience is going to get the free Earth it wanted; but Donovan Reyes, member of the security forces, and once a prisoner of Sapience, realizes that freedom comes with a price--other alien races want to strip the planet of its resources, and if anyone is going to survive, what is left of the security forces and Sapience have to work together.


Race to Hawaii : the 1927 Dole Derby and the thrilling first flights that opened the Pacific / Jason Ryan.

Race to Hawaii : the 1927 Dole Derby and the thrilling first flights that opened the Pacific / Jason Ryan.


Dancing at the edge of the world : thoughts on words, women, places / Ursula K. Le Guin.

Dancing at the edge of the world : thoughts on words, women, places / Ursula K. Le Guin.
The celebrated author offers her thoughts on a broad range of subjects, including literary criticism, the state of science fiction writing today, and government and governmental policies.


Red, white, blue / Lea Carpenter.

Red, white, blue /  Lea Carpenter.
Anna is the beloved only child of the charismatic Noel, a New York City banker--and a mother who abandoned her. When Noel dies in a mysterious skiing accident in Switzerland the day before his daughter's wedding, Anna, consumed by grief, grows increasingly distant from her prominent music-producing husband, who begins running for office. One day, while on her honeymoon in the south of France, Anna meets an enigmatic stranger who will cause perhaps even greater upheaval in her life. It will soon become clear that this meeting was no chance encounter: this man once worked with Anna's father and has information about parts of Noel's life that Anna never knew. When she arrives back in New York, she receives a parcel that contains a series of cryptic recordings and videos showing Noel at the center of a brutal interrogation. Soon, everything Anna knows about her father's life--and his death--is called into question, launching her into a desperate search for the truth.--Amazon.


Late in the Day.

Late in the Day.
There is no writer with an imagination as forceful and delicate as Ursula K. Le Guin's. --Grace Paley Late in the Day, Ursula K. Le Guin's new collection of poems (2010-2014) seeks meaning in an ever-connected world. In part evocative of Neruda's Odes to Common Things and Mary Oliver's poetic guides to the natural world, Le Guin's latest give voice to objects that may not speak a human language but communicate with us nevertheless through and about the seasonal rhythms of the earth, the minute and the vast, the ordinary and the mythological. As Le Guin herself states, science explicates, poetry implicates. Accordingly, this immersive, tender collection implicates us (in the best sense) in a subjectivity of everyday objects and occurrences. Deceptively simple in form, the poems stand as an invitation both to dive deep and to step outside of ourselves and our common narratives. The poems are bookended with two short essays, Deep in Admiration and Some Thoughts on Form, Free Form, Free Verse.


The astronaut maker : how one mysterious engineer ran human spaceflight for a generation / Michael Cassutt.

The astronaut maker : how one mysterious engineer ran human spaceflight for a generation / Michael Cassutt.
One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W.S. Abbey was called the Dark Lord, the Godfather, and UNO (unidentified NASA official) by those within NASA. From young pilot and wannabe astronaut to engineer, bureaucrat, and finally director of the Johnson Space Center (mission control), Abbey's story has never been fully told--until now. This fascinating account takes readers inside NASA to learn the real story of how Abbey rose to power and wielded it out of the spotlight. Informed by countless hours of interviews with Abbey and his family, friends, adversaries, and former colleagues, The Astronaut Maker is the ultimate insider's account of ambition and power politics at NASA--


Criminals : my family's life on both sides of the law / Robert Anthony Siegel.

Criminals : my family's life on both sides of the law / Robert Anthony Siegel.
The Siegels of New York are a singular creation--quirky, idealistic, shaped in large part by Siegel's father, a lovable, impossible man of gargantuan appetites and sloppy ethics, a criminal defense attorney who loved his drug dealing clients a little too much and went to prison as a result. Siegel's mother decided to pour her energies into making her children refined, art loving mavens of fine dining in international settings--all the things that his father was not, with Robert as her most targeted ally. Once out of prison, Siegel's father struggled with depression, attempting to re-enter legal practice, with age and finances nipping at their heels. Robert, as a son and later as an author, attempts to put all of these pieces together to make a coherent shape of family before realizing perhaps no such thing exists. What is right, what is wrong? How does one family join the greater world of normal people beyond the demimonde of drug dealers, bikers, schemers, rock musicians and artists that swirled around them? Criminals explores those questions without easy judgements, creating a prism of an eccentric collection of characters bound together as the mysterious tribe of family--


Travels with Foxfire : stories of people, passions, and practices from Southern Appalachia / Phil Hudgins and Foxfire student Jessica Phillips.

Travels with Foxfire : stories of people, passions, and practices from Southern Appalachia / Phil Hudgins and Foxfire student Jessica Phillips.
Since 1972, the Foxfire books have preserved and celebrated the culture of Southern Appalachia for hundreds of thousands of readers. In Travels with Foxfire, native son Phil Hudgins and Foxfire student Jessica Phillips travel from Georgia to the Carolinas, Tennessee to Kentucky, collecting the stories of the men and women who call the region home. Across more than thirty essays, we discover the secret origins of stock car racing, the story behind the formation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the vanishing art of gathering wild ginseng, and the recipes of an award-winning cookbook writer. We meet bootleggers and bear hunters, game wardens and medicine women, water dowsers, sculptors, folk singers, novelists, record collectors, and home cooks--even the world's foremost priviologist--all with tales to tell. A rich compendium of the collected wisdom of artists, craftsmen, musicians, and moonshiners, Travels with Foxfire is a joyful tribute to the history, the geography, and the traditions that define Appalachian living.


L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the future. L. Ron Hubbard ; edited by David Farland ; illustrations art directed by Bob Eggleton.

L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the future.  L. Ron Hubbard ; edited by David Farland ; illustrations art directed by Bob Eggleton.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthology 2016. The future is herethe future is now! A constellation of the brightest lights in the Science Fiction and Fantasy firmament have judged these authors to be the best, the brightest, the truest emerging stars in the field. From Alien Invasion to Alternate History, from Cyberpunk to Comic Fantasy to Post-Apocalyptic Worlds, these are the winning writers who have mastered every version and vision of sci-fi and fantasy. Don't be left behind. Get a read on what's next. The Writers of the Future contest looks for people with the best imaginations who can see through the possibilities of the strangest and best ideas and tell stories that intrigue us and involve us. -ORSON SCOTT CARD Celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the Writers of the Future contest and the 27th anniversary of the Illustrators of the Future contest #WofF32.


Julian : a novel / Gore Vidal.

Julian : a novel / Gore Vidal.


The boy crisis : why our boys are struggling and what we can do about it / Warren Farrell, PhD and John Gray, PhD.

The boy crisis : why our boys are struggling and what we can do about it / Warren Farrell, PhD and John Gray, PhD.
Bestselling authors Warren Farrell and John Gray (Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus) examine the issues plaguing young males and provide solutions for raising boys to grow up healthy and productive members of society, benefiting us all.


Terra incognita : three tales / Connie Willis.

Terra incognita : three tales / Connie Willis.
Three classic sci fi tales that brilliantly illuminate the current human condition through social satire, now together in one collection from the Nebula and Hugo award-winning author of Blackout. This collection contains three previously published novellas: Uncharted Territory is both a love story and a shameless expose of the dark side of political correctness, where planetary surveyors battle hostile terrain, bureaucratic red tape, and renegade planet crashers. Remake explores the timeless themes of emotion and technology, reality and illusion, where moviemaking's been computerized and live-action films are a thing of the past and all one starry-eyed young woman wants to do is the impossible: dance in the movies. D.A. follows a young space cadet--aided by her hacker best friend--who will stop at nothing to uncover the conspiracy that has her tied up--


Pride of the mountain man / William W. Johnstone.

Pride of the mountain man /  William W. Johnstone.


BURDEN: A PREACHER, A KLANSMAN, AND A TRUE STORY OF REDEMPTION IN THE MODERN SOUTH.

BURDEN: A PREACHER, A KLANSMAN, AND A TRUE STORY OF REDEMPTION IN THE MODERN SOUTH.
A harrowing true story of the modern Ku Klux Klan and an act of grace that shook a community in the Deep South. In 1996, the town of Laurens, South Carolina, was thrust into the international spotlight when a white supremacist named Michael Burden openeda museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan on the community's main square. Journalists and protestors flooded the town, and hate groups rallied to the establishment's defense, dredging up the long history of racial violence in this formerly prosperous mill town. What came next is the subject of an upcoming major motion picture starring Forest Whitaker, Garrett Hedlund, Tom Wilkinson, Andrea Riseborough, and Usher Raymond. Shortly after his museum opened, Michael Burden abruptly left the Klan at the urging ofa woman he fell in love with. Broke and homeless, he was taken in by Reverend David Kennedy, an African American preacher and leader in the Laurens community, who plunged his church headlong in a quest to save their former enemy. In this spellbinding Southern epic, journalist Courtney Hargrave uncovers the complex events behind the story told in the film, exploring the choices that led to Kennedy and Burden's friendship, the social factors that drive young men to join hate groups, the intersection of poverty and racism in the divided South, and the difference one person can make in confronting America's oldest sin--


Crazy rich Asians trilogy / Kevin Kwan.

Crazy rich Asians trilogy /  Kevin Kwan.


Close your eyes, get free : use self-hypnosis to relax, reduce stress, quit bad habits, and focus / Grace Smith.

Close your eyes, get free : use self-hypnosis to relax, reduce stress, quit bad habits, and focus / Grace Smith.


A girl's guide to missiles : growing up in America's secret desert / Karen Piper.

A girl's guide to missiles : growing up in America's secret desert / Karen Piper.
A poignant, surreal, and fearlessly honest look at growing up on one of the most secretive weapons installations on earth, by a young woman who came of age with missiles. The China Lake missile range is located in a huge stretch of the Mojave Desert, about the size of the state of Delaware. It was created during the Second World War, and has always been shrouded in secrecy. But people who make missiles and other weapons are regular working people, with domestic routines and everyday dilemmas, and four of them were Karen Piper's parents, her sister, and--when she needed summer jobs--herself. Her dad designed the Sidewinder, which was ultimately used catastrophically in Vietnam. When her mom got tired of being a stay-at-home mom, she went to work on the Tomahawk. Once, when a missile nose needed to be taken offsite for final testing, her mother loaded it into the trunk of the family car, and set off down a Los Angeles freeway. Traffic was heavy, and so she stopped off at the mall, leaving the missile in the parking lot. Piper sketches in the belief systems--from Amway's get-rich schemes to propaganda in The Rocketeer to evangelism, along with fears of a Lemurian takeover and Charles Manson--that governed their lives. Her memoir is also a search for the truth of the past and what really brought her parents to China Lake with two young daughters, a story that reaches back to her father's World War II flights with contraband across Europe. Finally, it recounts the crossroads moment in a young woman's life when she finally found a way out of a culture of secrets and fear, and out of the desert.--Provided by publisher.


The marginalized majority : claiming our power in a post-truth America / Onnesha Roychoudhuri.

The marginalized majority : claiming our power in a post-truth America / Onnesha Roychoudhuri.
--The Marginalized Majority From the Civil Rights Movement to the Women's March, Saturday Night Live Now, Roychoudhuri urges us, is the time to fight like the majority we already are.


Someone farted / by Bruce Eric Kaplan.

Someone farted /  by Bruce Eric Kaplan.
A family outing goes awry when someone farts but no one will admit to being the culprit.


Mac undercover / by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Mike Lowery.

Mac undercover /  by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Mike Lowery.
One day, Mac (smartest boy in his class in a small town in California) receives a telephone call from the Queen of England, recruiting him to find the crown jewels (well, actually just the Coronation Spoon) and so Mac embarks on his first adventure as a secret agent--with the assurance that the Queen will give him a note excusing him from school.


Exploding data : reclaiming our cybersecurity in the digital age / Michael Chertoff.

Exploding data : reclaiming our cybersecurity in the digital age / Michael Chertoff.


The divine cities trilogy / Robert Jackson Bennett.

The divine cities trilogy /  Robert Jackson Bennett.
City of miracles: The formidable, seemingly unkillable Sigrud je Harkvaldsson returns from self-imposed exile on a mission of revenge, only to find himself embroiled in a battle that may be beyond even his abilities to win--a secret, decades-long war that will force him to confront the last mysteries of Bulikov, the city of miracles itself.~City of blades: General Turin Mulaghesh--foul-mouthed hero of the battle of Bulikov, rumored war criminal, ally of an embattled prime minister--is pressed into service one last time, investigating a terrifying discovery in the city of Voortyashtan, once the stronghold of the god of war and death. Voortyashtan's god is most certainly dead, but something is awakening in the city. And someone is determined to make the world tremble at the city's awful power once again.~City of stairs: An unassuming young woman named Shara Thivani arrives in Bulikov, the city that once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world. Officially, she is just another junior diplomat, dispatched by the city's new colonial masters; unofficially, she is one of her country's most accomplished spies, on a mission to solve a murder. As she pursues the killer, she begins to suspect that the gods who once guarded Bulikov are not as dead as they seem, and that the city's cruel reign may begin anew.~A special omnibus edition, collecting all three books of Robert Jackson Bennett's acclaimed Divine Cities trilogy in a single volume. In a world where terrifying, capricious gods once walked the earth, enslaving and brutalizing millions, three unforgettable protagonists struggle to come to terms with the mysteries these divinities left behind--and to make sure these cruel masters do not rise again.


The mending / Susan Lantz Simpson.

The mending /  Susan Lantz Simpson.
With autumn's golden glow, marriage season comes to Southern Maryland's Amish country. But is such joy meant for all'... Malinda Stauffer is happy that her gut frienden Phoebe Yoder may soon be married. Of course, Malinda can't help wondering about her own future. She hopes someday to find the same contentment as a wife and mother that she has helping her own mamm care for Malinda's father and five brothers. But a challenging health issue has her convinced no man wants the burden of a fraa who needs rest when there are farms to tend and businesses to run. Adding to her stress is the unwanted attention of an aggressive big city doctor smitten by her'an unsettling distraction she has kept to herself. Timothy Brenneman works alongside Malinda's brother, Sam, handcrafting the finest Amish furniture in St. Mary's County. He can't recall when Sam's little schweschder blossomed into a beautiful young woman'but he would do anything to hold Malinda close and soothe the sad yearning in her eyes. Sensing her unease at the mention of her doctor only confirms his desire to protect her. Healing, however, is in Gott's hands, and a hard lesson in the true meaning of love may soon bless them both in ways they never imagined...


Extracurricular activities : A Tor.com Original / Yoon Ha Lee.

Extracurricular activities : A Tor.com Original / Yoon Ha Lee.
A space opera adventure set in a distant future where an undercover agent has to go behind enemy lines to recover a lost ship and a possible traitor.


Bear country : bearly a misadventure / Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Stephen Gilpin ; cover by Kevin Cornell.

Bear country : bearly a misadventure / Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Stephen Gilpin ; cover by Kevin Cornell.
The Chicken Squad is on the case when their beloved human, Barbara, goes missing around the same time they hear a report of a headless bear on the loose.


Thrilling Thieves : Thrilling Thieves: Liars, Cheats, and Cons Who Changed History.

Thrilling Thieves : Thrilling Thieves: Liars, Cheats, and Cons Who Changed History.
What do Mother Theresa, Honest Abe, and Mahatma Gandhi have in common? They're all too good for this book, that's what. Sure, you'll find some familiar faces like Queen Elizabeth I and Thomas Edison in here, but you'll learn that behind their angelic smiles were cunning con artists who stole their way to gold and greatness. Follow the trail of twelve trouble-makers to learn what really made the Mona Lisa the most iconic painting in the world, meet the most powerful pirate from history (it's probably not who you're expecting), and watch empires rise and fall with the theft of a simple tea plant. Turns out our world owes a lot to those who dabble on the dark side. If you're not scared of crooks and criminals, take a peek at this new side of history. -- dust jacket.


The Iron Hound / Tim Akers.

The Iron Hound /  Tim Akers.
MAD GODS WALK THE LAND Tensions flare between north and south, and hatreds erupt into war. Yet the conflicts of men are quickly overshadowed by a far greater threat. Creatures long kept confined rise from below, spreading destruction on an unimaginable scale. The flames of war are fanned by the Celestial Church, whose inquisitors and holy knights seek to destroy the pagans wherever they are found. A secret cabal creates unexpected allies, and pursues its own dark agenda While Malcolm Blakley seeks to end the war before all of Tenumbra is consumed, his son Ian searches for the huntress Gwendolyn Adair, and finds himself shadowed by the totem of his family, the Iron Hound. Gwen herself becomes allied with the pagans, and wrestles with the effect of having been bound to a god.


The Bolds to the rescue / by Julian Clary ; illustrated by David Roberts.

The Bolds to the rescue /  by Julian Clary ; illustrated by David Roberts.
The Bolds are a family of hyenas living as humans in a suburban house. But now their kindness to animal waifs and strays has become legendary, and more and more animals keep turning up to stay!--


The Victorian and the romantic : a memoir, a love story, and a friendship across time / Nell Stevens.

The Victorian and the romantic : a memoir, a love story, and a friendship across time / Nell Stevens.
History meets memoir in two true-life love stories between two sets of writers--one unfolding in nineteenth century Rome, one in present-day Paris and London--which both reveal the longings and ambitions of the very contemporary Nell Stevens. In 1857, English novelist Elizabeth Gaskell completed her most famous work: the biography of her dear friend, the recently deceased Charlotte Bront. As publication loomed Elizabeth was keen to escape the reviews and, leaving her wholesome, dull minister husband at home, traveled with her daughters to Rome. And it was there that she met the American writer and critic, Charles Eliot Norton. Seventeen years her junior, he was the love of her life. She knew they could never be together--it would be an unthinkable breach--but when she returned home to Mr. Gaskell, she discovered to her horror that while she was gone he had betrayed her--betrayed her work--in a way that she is not sure she can ever forgive. In 2013 Nell Stevens is in a PhD program in London, halfheartedly pursuing a post in academia to keep her afloat while she follows her true vocation as a writer. Her dissertation on the artistic expatriate community of nineteenth-century Rome isn't quite coming together. But questions of scholarly methodology take a back seat to her budding romance with Max, a soulful American with an unfinished screenplay. That is, until their relationship begins to founder, and the echoes between Nell's life and that of her historical subject become too strong to ignore. As these two storylines meet up in delightful, funny, and unexpected ways, The Victorian and the Romantic evokes the bittersweet ache of lost love and the consolations of female writerly ambition--~History meets memoir in two true-life love stories between two sets of writers--one unfolding in nineteenth century Rome, one in present-day Paris and London--which both reveal the longings and ambitions of the very contemporary Nell Stevens. In 1857, English novelist Elizabeth Gaskell completed her most famous work: the biography of her dear friend, the recently deceased Charlotte Bront ; As publication loomed Elizabeth was keen to escape the reviews and, leaving her wholesome, dull minister husband at home, traveled with her daughters to Rome. And it was there that she met the American writer and critic, Charles Eliot Norton. Seventeen years her junior, he was the love of her life. She knew they could never be together--it would be an unthinkable breach--but when she returned home to Mr. Gaskell, she discovered to her horror that while she was gone he had betrayed her--betrayed her work--in a way that she is not sure she can ever forgive. In 2013 Nell Stevens is in a PhD program in London, halfheartedly pursuing a post in academia to keep her afloat while she follows her true vocation as a writer. Her dissertation on the artistic expatriate community of nineteenth-century Rome isn't quite coming together. But questions of scholarly methodology take a back seat to her budding romance with Max, a soulful American with an unfinished screenplay. That is, until their relationship begins to founder, and the echoes between Nell's life and that of her historical subject become too strong to ignore. As these two storylines meet up in delightful, funny, and unexpected ways, The Victorian and the Romantic evokes the bittersweet ache of lost love and the consolations of female writerly ambition--


One Breath at a Time : Buddhism and the Twelve Steps.

One Breath at a Time : Buddhism and the Twelve Steps.
-- One Breath at a TimeOrdinary Recovery takes you on a journey through the Steps, examining critical ideas like Powerlessness, Higher Power, and Moral Inventory through the lens of the core concepts of Buddhism--the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, mindfulness, loving-kindness, and more. The result is a book that presents techniques and meditations for finding clarity and awareness in your life, just as it has for thousands of addicts and alcoholics.


Fair blows the wind : a novel / Louis L'Amour ; postscript by Beau L'Amour.

Fair blows the wind : a novel / Louis L'Amour ; postscript by Beau L'Amour.
Shipwrecked on the coast of North Carolina, Tatton Chatry takes up against pirates, Spanish fortune seekers, and Indians.


Pretending he's mine / Lauren Blakely.

A sexy, sizzling, and deliciously fun standalone romance from the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Big Rock and Full Package! Once upon a time in New York City, there was a down-on-his-luck actor named Reeve, who was talented and gorgeous in that dreamy, broody sort of way that makes all the women swoon. But show biz is a rough biz - he lost out on a part in a big film, and now his day job hours have been cut too. What's a handsome young thing in need of a role to do? Sign up to be the fake fiancé of the sexy and shrewd casting director Sutton Brenner, who must appear temporarily attached if she's to land a coveted gig casting a red-hot film. So Sutton strikes a pact with Reeve to play the role of her fiancé until she closes the deal. The trouble is - she's sexy-as-hell and damn near irresistible to him. And he's not only a great guy, but also the best dirty talker she's ever met. It doesn't take long for their pretend love affair to heat up, especially after that toe-curling night in the balcony of the Broadway theater. And that scorching afternoon in the stacks of the New York Public Library. A red-hot love affair. An intense connection. But as the lines between make-believe and matters of the heart blur, can two people working in the world of acting fake it til they make it? PRETENDING HE'S MINE is part of the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling CAUGHT UP IN LOVE series and each book can be read as a standalone.**


Histories and mysteries / Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson.

Histories and mysteries /  Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson.
Assorted unbelievable stories about people, places and events--most of which are true, some of which are not--


Kompromat : how Russia undermined American democracy / Jeff Pegues.

Kompromat : how Russia undermined American democracy / Jeff Pegues.
A CBS correspondent presents an in-depth examination of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and measures to protect US voting systems against future cyber attacks--~A timely and essential book from the CBS correspondent who has led their coverage of Russia election interference and the FBI counterintelligence investigation into whether the Trump Campaign coordinated with the Russians. In this compelling account of how the Russians hacked the 2016 election, CBS News Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent Jeff Pegues reveals how far the Kremlin poked into voter databases and why it happened. He also investigates the steps taken to shore up election systems in states across the country ahead of the 2018 midterm and indeed the 2020 Presidential election. Based on exclusive interviews with officials from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and cybersecurity experts, Pegues takes readers behind the scenes and into the minds of investigators following the case. He delves into the shadowy world of Russian spies, unraveling the complicated web of contacts between Russian operatives and Trump representatives during the campaign. In one chapter, he focuses on Valeri Gerasimov, widely believed to be the mastermind behind a Russian cyber strategy designed to influence and disrupt democracies. Evidence is presented showing that the Russians infiltrated not only Democratic Party computer networks in the US, but networks in the Ukraine and Europe as well. Consulting with representatives of top cyber security firms, the author discusses what states are doing to protect voting systems in the next midterm elections and beyond. Fascinating and chilling at the same time, Kompromat opens a window into the murky world of espionage, digital warfare, and a newly aggressive Russia brazenly inserting itself into U.S. politics--


Dreamers / Yuyi Morales.

An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story--


No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy : The Life of General James Mattis / Jim Proser.

No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy : The Life of General James Mattis / Jim Proser.
The first in-depth look at the marine hero who has become one of the most beloved and admired men in America today: Secretary of Defense James Mattis.A devout student of history and erudite reader revered by rank and file soldiers, officers, academics, politicians, and ordinary citizens, General James Mattis is one of the most admired leaders serving America today. A man who has long used his position as a model for the soldiers he leads, Mattis in 2003 shared a Message to All Hands with the men and women under his command, outlining their responsibilities as soldiers of the corps. Emphasizing the importance of the mission and the goal to act with honor, Mattis ended with the motto he had adopted from another great figure, Roman general Lucius Cornelius Sulla: Demonstrate to the world that there is 'No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy' than a US Marine.The first Trump presidential cabinet nominee, Mattis, retired from activity military duty for only three years at the time, received a rare Congressional waiver to hold the civilian position of Secretary of Defense, and in the hyper-partisan political atmosphere of 2017, astonishingly received nearly unanimous, bipartisan support for his nomination. After months of headline-making chaos involving the White House, Mattis remains one of the few widely revered members of the Trump administration.In this illuminating biography, Jim Proser looks beyond Mattis' professional competence to focus on the driving element behind Mattis' success: his unimpeachable character--a formidable personal integrity that fosters universal confidence. Proser carefully examines the events of Mattis' life and career to reveal a man who leads with insight, humor, fighting courage, and fierce compassion--not only for his fellow Marines, but for the innocent victims of war. Chronicling how Mattis' martial and personal values have elevated him to the highest levels of personal success and earned him the trust of a nation, Proser makes clear how America is stronger because of his service and his example.


So done / by Paula Chase.

So done /  by Paula Chase.
When best friends Metai and Jamila are reunited after a summer apart, their friendship threatens to combust from the pressure of secrets, middle school, and looming auditions for a potentially life-changing new talented-and-gifted program--


21 lessons for the 21st century / Yuval Noah Harari.

21 lessons for the 21st century /  Yuval Noah Harari.
How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari's [book] is a probing and visionary investigation into today's most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. In twenty-one accessible chapters that are both provocative and profound, Harari builds on the ideas explored in his previous books, untangling political, technological, social, and existential issues and offering advice on how to prepare for a very different future from the world we now live in: How can we retain freedom of choice when Big Data is watching us? What will the future workforce look like, and how should we ready ourselves for it? How should we deal with the threat of terrorism? Why is liberal democracy in crisis? Harari's unique ability to make sense of where we have come from and where we are going has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. Here he invites us to consider values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty. When we are deluged with irrelevant information, clarity is power. Presenting complex contemporary challenges clearly and accessibly, [this book] is essential reading.--Dust jacket.~Shares insights into such present-day issues as the role of technology in transforming humanity, the epidemic of false news, and the modern relevance of nations and religion.


The glass ocean : a novel / Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White.

The glass ocean : a novel / Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White.
Another captivating historical mystery--with romance, of course!--by three New York Times bestselling authors, this time set aboard the ill-fated RMS Lusitania--~From the New York Times bestselling authors of The Forgotten Room comes a captivating historical mystery, infused with romance, that links the lives of three women across a century--two deep in the past, one in the present--to the doomed passenger liner, RMS Lusitania. May 2013Her finances are in dire straits and bestselling author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book. Desperate, she breaks the one promise she made to her Alzheimer's-stricken mother and opens an old chest that belonged to her great-grandfather, who died when the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915. What she discovers there could change history. Sarah embarks on an ambitious journey to England to enlist the help of John Langford, a recently disgraced Member of Parliament whose family archives might contain the only key to the long-ago catastrophe. April 1915Southern belle Caroline Telfair Hochstetter's marriage is in crisis. Her formerly attentive industrialist husband, Gilbert, has become remote, pre-occupied with business. and something else that she can't quite put a finger on. She's hoping a trip to London in Lusitania's lavish first-class accommodations will help them reconnect--but she can't ignore the spark she feels for her old friend, Robert Langford, who turns out to be on the same voyage. Feeling restless and longing for a different existence, Caroline is determined to stop being a bystander, and take charge of her own life. Tessa Fairweather is traveling second-class on the Lusitania, returning home to Devon. Or at least, that's her story. Tessa has never left the United States and her English accent is a hasty fake. She's really Tennessee Schaff, the daughter of a roving con man, and she can steal and forge just about anything. But she's had enough. Her partner has promised that if they can pull off this one last heist aboard the Lusitania, they'll finally leave the game behind. Tess desperately wants to believe that, but Tess has the uneasy feeling there's something about this job that isn't as it seems. As the Lusitania steams toward its fate, three women work against time to unravel a plot that will change the course of their own lives. and history itself--


Blackout / Ragnar Jónasson ; translated by Quentin Bates.

Blackout /  Ragnar Jónasson ; translated by Quentin Bates.
Ari Thor Arason and his colleagues investigate a murder under the shadow of a volcanic ash cloud, while personal problems and a reporter with a secret agenda complicate their work.


Bloody Rose.

Bloody Rose.
A standalone adventure featuring a band of female mercenaries in the world of Kings of the Wyld from author Nicholas Eames, who has been hailed as the voice of modern fantasy by Michael R. Fletcher. Live fast, die young. Tam Hashford has always dreamed of living through glory days of her own. With a renowned mercenary for a mother and an illustrious bard for a father, battles and adventure seem the only way to really live. So when she learns that the most revered mercenary crew in Grandual is in need of a bard, she grabs her lute and goes on tour. Led by the infamous Bloody Rose, Tam and her new band embark on a mission that will earn them everlasting fame -- or certain death--


The wildlands : a novel / Abby Geni.

The wildlands : a novel / Abby Geni.
When a Category 5 tornado ravaged Mercy, Oklahoma, no family in the small town lost more than the McClouds. Their home and farm were instantly demolished, and orphaned siblings Darlene, Jane, and Cora made media headlines. This relentless national attention and the tornado's aftermath caused great tension with their brother, Tucker, who soon abandoned his sisters and disappeared. On the three-year anniversary of the tornado, a cosmetics factory outside of Mercy is bombed, and the lab animals trapped within are released. Tucker reappears, injured from the blast, and seeks the help of nine-year-old Cora. Caught up in the thrall of her charismatic brother, whom she has desperately missed, Cora agrees to accompany Tucker on a cross-country mission to make war on human civilization. Cora becomes her brother's unwitting accomplice, taking on a new identity while engaging in acts of escalating violence. Darlene works with Mercy police to find her siblings, leading to an unexpected showdown at a zoo in Southern California.


Not her daughter / Rea Frey.

Not her daughter /  Rea Frey.
----New York Times Engrossing and suspenseful, Frey writes her characters with depth and compassion, challenging readers to question their own code of ethics. - .y - Wendy Walker, author of Emma in the Night


Head games / Mary B. Morrison.

Head games /  Mary B. Morrison.
From childhood games to career challenges, Trymm, Dallas, Kohl, and Blitz have stayed the best of friends--and each others' toughest competition. These bachelors live to party up, sex it down, and get it all. And now they're betting on which of them can date-and--dump the most women in a month--and post the proof on social media. Winner takes all: a cool million dollars. But this game is about to get all-too-real... --


My hero academia. story & art Kohei Horikoshi ; translation & English adaptation, Caleb Cook ; touch-up art & lettering, John Hunt.

Summer vacation is over, and it's back to school for the students of U.A. High! But before classes can get started, Midoriya and Bakugo need to settle a beef between them that's been a long time coming. Even if they can get past this bump in the road on the way to becoming superheroes, the hurdles will just keep getting higher and higher--the hero work studies in the upcoming year will bring them even closer to their goal...or their destruction!


If you love me : a mother's journey through her daughter's opioid addiction / by Maureen Cavanagh.

If you love me : a mother's journey through her daughter's opioid addiction / by Maureen Cavanagh.
The founder of the Magnolia New Beginnings nonprofit peer-support group shares the story of her confrontation with the opioid epidemic in the wake of her daughter's sudden and brutal battle with substance abuse.


Inner witch : a modern guide to the ancient craft / Gabriela Herstik.

Inner witch : a modern guide to the ancient craft / Gabriela Herstik.


A snowbound scandal / Jessica Lemmon.

A snowbound scandal /  Jessica Lemmon.
Texas billionaire Chase Ferguson has one regret: leaving Miriam Andrix to protect her from his public life. When a snowstorm strands her in his mountain mansion, their passion reignites, and it's too hot to resist! But reality--and scandal--arrives with the thaw. Chase turned his back on happiness once. Will he fight for what he truly wants this time?


The principal strikes back / Jarrett J Krosoczka.

The principal strikes back /  Jarrett J Krosoczka.
As told through a mix of comics, doodles, and journal entries, it's Victor Starspeeder's third year at Jedi Academy! It's also his first year EVER without his sister, Christina. Plus, things at Jedi Academy are... weird. After last year's security breach, Principal Marr has been demoted and replaced with Commander ZC-04, a big, scary droid. There's a curfew, new regulations, and everyone is on edge. But when Victor and his friends dig a little deeper into the changes at the school, they find that there's a lot more to this story than the droids want to admit! It's an all-new, out-of-this-world Jedi Academy adventure as The Principal Strikes Back!


PAW Patrol Favorites. by Nickelodeon.

This storybook collection features three Nickelodeon PAW Patrol storybooks: Pirate Pups, Itty-Bitty Kitty Rescue, and Puppy Birthday to You! It's a great gift for boys and girls ages 3 to 7! This Nickelodeon read-along contains audio narration.


Silent storm / Troy Denning.

Silent storm /  Troy Denning.


Wild Wyoming nights / Joanne Rock.

Wild Wyoming nights /  Joanne Rock.
Emma Layton is working in Wyoming to get away from her abusive ex. But when wealthy ranch owner Carson McNeill learns of her plight, he insists she stay with him for protection. Emma agrees—even knowing this cowboy may prove irrestible... Proximity soon leads to passion, night after night. But when Carson learns her secret connection to his family, this ride gets a whole lot wilder! Don't miss a single story in The McNeill Magnates series!The Magnate's Mail-Order BrideThe Magnate's Marriage MergerHis Accidental HeirLittle Secrets: His Pregnant SecretaryClaiming His Secret HeirFor the Sake of His HeirThe Forbidden BrotherWild Wyoming NightsOne Night Scandal


Runaway heiress : a dare to defy novel / Syrie James.

Runaway heiress : a dare to defy novel / Syrie James.
Brainy and college-educated, American heiress Alexandra Atherton will do anything to avoid marriage to the English peer her mother has chosen for her--even abandon the life of privilege she's always known. But as her escape goes horribly wrong, Alexandra must invent a new identity to gain the help of a handsome stranger. Thomas Carlyle, the Earl of Longford, sweeps in and out of London disguised as a humble artist, earning just enough to keep his ancestral Cornwall estate afloat. When Alexandra crashes into his life, she awakens feelings and desires that he vows will stay buried. Despite himself, he nee