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Twenty-one truths about love / Matthew Dicks.

Twenty-one truths about love /  Matthew Dicks.
From the beloved author of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend comes a wonderful new novel about a struggling man, written entirely in lists. Daniel Mayrock's life is at a crossroads. He knows the following to be true: 1. He loves his wife Jill ... more than anything. 2. He only regrets quitting his job and opening a bookshop a little (maybe more than a little) 3. Jill is ready to have a baby. 4. The bookshop isn't doing well. Financial crisis is imminent. Dan doesn't know how to fix it. 5. Dan hasn't told Jill about their financial trouble. 6. Then Jill gets pregnant. This heartfelt story is about the lengths one man will go to and the risks he will take to save his family. But Dan doesn't just want to save his failing bookstore and his family's finances: 1. Dan wants to do something special. 2. He's a man who is tired of feeling ordinary. 3. He's sick of feeling like a failure. 4. He doesn't want to live in the shadow of his wife's deceased first husband. Dan is also an obsessive list maker; his story unfolds entirely in his lists, which are brimming with Dan's hilarious sense of humor, unique world-view, and deeply personal thoughts. When read in full, his lists paint a picture of a man struggling to be a man, a man who has reached a point where he's willing to do anything for the love (and soon-to-be new love) of his life--


Robert B. Parker's Angel eyes / Ace Atkins.

Robert B. Parker's Angel eyes /  Ace Atkins.
In the latest thriller featuring the legendary Boston PI, Spenser heads to the City of Angels to meet old friends and new enemies in a baffling missing person case that might shake Tinseltown to its core--


Murder off the page : a 42nd Street library mystery / Con Lehane.

Murder off the page : a 42nd Street library mystery / Con Lehane.
The third book in an amazing series that features crime à la library at America's most famous institution of higher reading. A note from bartender Brian McNulty, Raymond Ambler's friend, confidant, and sometimes adviser, sets the librarian sleuth off on a murder investigation, one that he pursues reluctantly until a second murder upends the world as he knows it. The second victim is a lady friend of McNulty's-and the prime suspect is McNulty himself. As Ambler pursues his investigation, he discovers that the murdered woman had a double life. Her intermittent visits to the city-a whirlwind of reckless drinking and illicit liaisons with men she met in the cocktail lounges-had their counterpart in suburban Fairfield County Connecticut where, as Dr. Sandra Dean, she practiced dermatology and lived in a gated community with a doting husband and a young daughter. While Ambler looks into the past of Dr. Sandra Dean to understand the murder of Shannon Darling in the present, NYPD homicide detective Mike Cosgrove investigates the men in Shannon Darling's life. She might have been murdered because she frustrated the wrong man. It could have been a jealous wife. In fact, any number of people might have murdered Shannon Darling. Or, as Ambler suspects, did someone murder Dr. Sandra Dean? Yet, no matter which way he turns, McNulty emerges as a suspect. Ambler's dilemma seems insurmountable: Should he keep searching for the truth behind the murders if the deeper he probes, the more evidence he finds that points to the morally rumpled bartender as a murderer?--


The second sleep / Robert Harris.

The second sleep /  Robert Harris.
From the internationally best-selling author of Fatherland and the Cicero Trilogy--a chilling and dark new thriller unlike anything Robert Harris has done before. 1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artifacts--coins, fragments of glass, human bones--which the old parson used to collect. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death? Fairfax becomes determined to discover the truth. Over the course of the next six days, everything he believes--about himself, his faith, and the history of his world--will be tested to destruction--


Retreat from Moscow : reconceiving Germany's winter campaign, 1941-1942 / David Stahel.

Retreat from Moscow : reconceiving Germany's winter campaign, 1941-1942 / David Stahel.
A gripping and authoritative revisionist account of the Soviet Winter Offensive of 1941-1942.--


A minute to midnight / David Baldacci.

A minute to midnight /  David Baldacci.
'My sister was abducted from here nearly thirty years ago. The person who took her was never found. And neither was she. Her abductor nearly killed me. So I'm back here now trying to find the truth.' Atlee Pine has spent most of her life trying to find out what happened that fateful night in Andersonville, Georgia. Her six-year-old twin sister, Mercy, was taken and Atlee was left for dead while their parents were apparently partying downstairs. One person who continues to haunt her is notorious serial killer, Daniel James Tor, confined to a Colorado maximum security prison. Does he really know what happened to Mercy? The family moved away. The parents divorced. And Atlee chose a career with the FBI dedicating her life to catching those who hurt others. When she oversteps the mark on the arrest of a dangerous criminal, she's given a leave of absence offering the perfect opportunity to return to where it all began, and find some answers. But the trip to Andersonville turns into a roller-coaster ride of murder, long-buried secrets and lies. And a revelation so personal that everything she once believed to be true is fast turning to dust.


Tom Clancy code of honor / Marc Cameron.

Tom Clancy code of honor /  Marc Cameron.
Father Pat West, S.J. was a buddy of the young Jack Ryan when they were both undergraduates at Loyola University. Father West left a comfortable job in the philosophy department at Georgetown to work with the poor in Indonesia. Now he's been arrested and accused of blasphemy against Islam. President Ryan is desperate to rescue his old friend, but he can't move officially against the Indonesians. Instead he relies on the Campus team to find out who is framing the priest. There's one other twist to the story. President Ryan discovers a voicemail on his private cell phone from the priest warning about a coming attack against America...


The chosen one / Walt Gragg.

The chosen one /  Walt Gragg.
Two months ago, a new leader arose in the Islamic world, the Mahdi--or the Chosen One. He has rallied fundamentalist Muslim forces across the Middle East who have driven deep into Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Standing against them is an allied force made up primarily of the American military. It's a desperate fight. From armored battles in the desert to American carriers desperately dodging waves of cruise missiles, the Mahdi proves to have many tricks up his sleeve. Marine Lieutenant Sam Erickson is in the thick of the fighting. He and his company have fought their way from a landing on the Mediterranean shore to the outskirts of Cairo. Now he finds himself at a critical juncture, but can he make the sacrifices necessary for the greater good?--


The confession club : a novel / Elizabeth Berg.

The confession club : a novel / Elizabeth Berg.
When Iris Winters and Maddy Harris are invited to the club, they find that it's just what each of them needs. Iris hasn't yet told anyone about the unlikely man who has captured her attention, and Maddy has come back home to escape a problem too big for her to confront.


Guilty not guilty / Felix Francis.

Guilty not guilty /  Felix Francis.
Bill Russell is acting as a volunteer steward at Warwick races when he confronts his worst nightmare---the violent death of his much-loved wife. But, the aftermath proves much worse when he is accused of killing her and then hounded mercilessly by the media. Losing his job and in danger of losing his home too, Bill's life begins to unravel completely. Even his best friends turn against him, thinking him guilty of the heinous crime, despite the lack of any compelling evidence. As Bill sets out to clear his name, he finds that proving one's innocence isn't easy. He believes he can track down the true culprit, but can he prove it before he becomes the murderer's next victim? Guilty Not Guilty is a journey of greed and jealousy set against the grief of personal tragedy, with many a twist and turn along the way.--


The princess plan / Julia London.

The princess plan /  Julia London.
Nothing gets the tongues of London's high society wagging like a good scandal. And when the personal secretary of the visiting Prince Sebastian of Alucia is found murdered, it's all anyone can talk about, including Eliza Tricklebank. Her unapologetic gossip gazette has benefited from an anonymous tip about the crime, prompting Sebastian to take an interest in playing detective--and an even greater interest in Eliza. With a trade deal on the line and mounting pressure to secure a noble bride, there's nothing more salacious than a prince dallying with a commoner. Sebastian finds Eliza's contrary manner as frustrating as it is seductive, but they'll have to work together if they're going to catch the culprit. And when things heat up behind closed doors, it's the prince who'll have to decide what comes first--his country or his heart.--Page 4 of cover.


The ship of dreams : the sinking of the Titanic and the end of the Edwardian era / Gareth Russell.

The ship of dreams : the sinking of the Titanic and the end of the Edwardian era / Gareth Russell.
A product of Anglo-American capitalism, built by a generation that had never known trauma and was bored by its own prosperity and success, the Titanic set sail into a world that was about to change forever. Modernity was shaking the class system, the Industrial Revolution was creating new kinds of wealth, and revolutionary fervor would lead to The Great War. Exploring the infamous disaster from the perspectives of six of her first-class passengers--a British aristocrat, a celebrated maritime architect, an American railway tycoon and his son, a first-generation American philanthropist, and a silent movie star--The Ship of Dreams uses the ship's creation and her tragic fate as a window into the changing, unsettled world at the end of the Edwardian era. Utilizing previously unpublished sources, deck plans, and surviving artifacts, it disproves many of the most established myths about the Titanic, including the treatment of her third-class passengers, the conspiracies surrounding her construction, and the lives of some of her most famous passengers. As it places the Titanic in the sweep of history, The Ship of Dreams holds a wealth of riches for history lovers, encompassing the birth of the movie industry, the Irish Home Rule crisis, the American Civil War, the escalating wars between the great shipping companies, the technological inventions that changed ship design, changing political relationships across the globe; and the social nuances at play among the ship's passengers. Representing the limitless technological and financial possibilities of its time, The Titanic was also the embodiment of the the splendors and injustices of the Edwardian society, a world as doomed as the infamous ship sailing into dangerous, dark waters--


Bad day at the vulture club / Vaseem Khan.

Bad day at the vulture club /  Vaseem Khan.
The Parsees are among the oldest, most secretive and most influential communities in the city: respected, envied and sometimes feared. When prominent industrialist Cyrus Zorabian is murdered on holy ground, his body dumped inside a Tower of Silence - where the Parsee dead are consumed by vultures - the police dismiss it as a random killing. But his daughter is unconvinced. Chopra, uneasy at entering this world of power and privilege, is soon plagued by doubts about the case. But murder is murder. And in Mumbai, wealth and corruption go in hand in hand, inextricably linking the lives of both high and low ...--Publisher description.


A minute to midnight / David Baldacci.

A minute to midnight /  David Baldacci.
FBI Agent Atlee Pine's life was never the same after her twin sister Mercy was kidnapped--and likely killed--thirty years ago. After a lifetime of torturous uncertainty, Atlee's unresolved anger finally gets the better of her on the job, and she finds she has to deal with the demons of her past if she wants to remain with the FBI. Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum head back to Atlee's rural hometown in Georgia to see what they can uncover about the traumatic night Mercy was taken and Pine was almost killed. But soon after Atlee begins her investigation, a local woman is found ritualistically murdered, her face covered with a wedding veil--and the first killing is quickly followed by a second bizarre murder. Atlee is determined to continue her search for answers, but now she must also set her sights on finding a potential serial killer before another victim is claimed. But in a small town full of secrets--some of which could answer the questions that have plagued Atlee her entire life--digging deeper into the past could be more dangerous than she realizes . . .--


The confession club : a novel / Elizabeth Berg.

The confession club : a novel / Elizabeth Berg.
When Iris Winters and Maddy Harris are invited to the club, they find that it's just what each of them needs. Iris hasn't yet told anyone about the unlikely man who has captured her attention, and Maddy has come back home to escape a problem too big for her to confront.


The second sleep / Robert Harris.

The second sleep /  Robert Harris.
From the internationally best-selling author of Fatherland and the Cicero Trilogy--a chilling and dark new thriller unlike anything Robert Harris has done before. 1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artifacts--coins, fragments of glass, human bones--which the old parson used to collect. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death? Fairfax becomes determined to discover the truth. Over the course of the next six days, everything he believes--about himself, his faith, and the history of his world--will be tested to destruction--


Impossible causes / Julie Mayhew.

Impossible causes /  Julie Mayhew.
For seven months of the year, the remote island of Lark is fogbound, cut off completely from the mainland. Three strangers arrive before the mists fall: Ben Hailey, a charismatic teacher looking to make his mark, teenager Viola Kendrick, and her mother, both seeking a place to hide from unspeakable tragedy. As the winter fog sets in, the presence of the newcomers looms large in this tight-knit community. They watch as their women fall under the teacher's spell. And they watch as their daughters draw the mysterious Viola into their circle. The girls begin to meet furtively at night, dancing further and further away from the religious traditions that have held Lark together for generations. But when a body is found one morning at the girls' meeting place, high up among the sacred stones of Lark, faith turns instantly to suspicion and fear. For the island is weighted with its own dark secrets, and now it is time for them to come into the light. --Provided by Publisher.


Tom Clancy Code of honor / by Marc Cameron.

Tom Clancy Code of honor /  by Marc Cameron.
As President of the United States, Jack Ryan has faced many challenges, but none have been as personal as this and never has he been this helpless in the face of evil in the latest entry in Tom Clancy's series. Father Pat West, S.J. was a buddy of the young Jack Ryan when they were both undergraduates at Loyola University. Father West left a comfortable job in the philosophy department at Georgetown to work with the poor in Indonesia. Now he's been arrested and accused of blasphemy against Islam. President Ryan is desperate to rescue his old friend, but he can't move officially against the Indonesians. Instead, he relies on the Campus team to find out who is framing the priest. There's one other twist to the story. President Ryan discovers a voicemail on his private cell phone from the priest warning about a coming attack against America.


Nourish soups : hearty soups with a healthy twist / Rebecca Woods ; photography by Luke Albert.

Nourish soups : hearty soups with a healthy twist / Rebecca Woods ; photography by Luke Albert.
A simple bowl of soup can be the most comforting meal. With these 60 nourishing recipes, there's something for every season and every appetite. All of them have an emphasis on well-being, with nutritious ingredients that include healthy whole grains, pulses, and fresh produce, and every one is packed full of wholesome flavour from herbs and spices and creatively healthy toppings. There are a number of dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan options, too. The book begins with basic stocks, tasty toppings, and tips for simple soup making. Then each of the 60 main recipes is photographed and includes Wild Mixed Mixed Mushroom Broth with Pearled Spelt and Tarragon; Prawn, Pernod and Pink Peppercorn Broth with Asian Greens; and Venison Soup with Beluga Lentils and Cherries.


Simply real eating : everyday recipes and rituals for a healthy life made simple / Sarah Adler ; photographs by Carina Skrobecki.

Simply real eating : everyday recipes and rituals for a healthy life made simple / Sarah Adler ; photographs by Carina Skrobecki.
Forget diet perfection-discover a new approach to eating with this beautiful cookbook In this unique and welcoming cookbook, Sarah Adler invites readers to cultivate a healthy lifestyle that will actually last. The founder of Simply Real Health, Adler is your nutritionist, your life coach, and your best- friend-who-makes-the-best-food all rolled into one. With more than 100 easy #antidiet recipes to share, she makes getting healthy effortless. Her enthusiasm comes through on every page, with chapters including Weekday Work It breakfasts and snacks to share in Aperitifing Is a Verb. Recipes are all gluten-free, many with five ingredients or fewer, and have options to customize for other dietary needs. Stunning photographs of each dish make this book a pleasure to read. With recipes such as Warming Sweet Potato Muffins; Fire-Roasted Herby Corn Salad; Broccoli, Basil, and Goat Cheese Pizzas; and Salted Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Simply Real Eating includes all the practical tools and healthy rituals you need--


Japanese home cooking : simple meals, authentic flavors / Sonoko Sakai ; photographs by Rick Poon ; illustrations by Juliette Bellocq.

Japanese home cooking : simple meals, authentic flavors / Sonoko Sakai ; photographs by Rick Poon ; illustrations by Juliette Bellocq.


Magic tree house collection : books 9-16 / Mary Pope Osborne.

Magic tree house collection : books 9-16 / Mary Pope Osborne.
Hour of the Olympics: Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back to retrieve a lost story in ancient Greece, where they witness the original Olympic games and are surprised to find what girls of the time were not allowed to do.~Viking ships at sunrise: Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back to a monastery in medieval Ireland, where they try to retrieve a lost book while being menaced by Viking raiders.~Day of the Dragon King: The magic treehouse takes Jack and Annie back two thousand years to ancient China where they must find the original copy of an old legend before the Imperial Library is burned down by the evil Dragon King.~Vacation under the volcano: Who wants to vacation next to a volcano? Jack and Annie are about to find out when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of the Roman Empire.~Polar bears past bedtime: Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie to the Arctic, where a polar bear leads them onto very thin ice.~Lions at lunchtime: The magic tree house takes Jack and Annie to Africa where they meet up with wonderful wild animals, a very hungry warrior, and where they even solve a riddle.~Ghost town at sundown: Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back to the Wild West, where they experience excitement and danger and try to solve a riddle.~Dolphins at daybreak: Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie deep into the sea, where they meet up with dolphins, sharks, and octopi as they search for the answer to an ancient riddle.


Modern crochet : patterns & designs for the minimalist maker / written + designed by Teresa Carter, Founder of DeBrosse ; foreword by Alexandra Tavel.

Modern crochet : patterns & designs for the minimalist maker / written + designed by Teresa Carter, Founder of DeBrosse ; foreword by Alexandra Tavel.


All fired up / Lori Foster.

All fired up /  Lori Foster.
Charlotte Parrish has always wanted a certain kind of man: someone responsible, settled, boring. Bad boys need not apply. But when her car leaves her stranded and a mysterious stranger with brooding eyes and a protective streak comes to her rescue, she can't deny how drawn she is to him. In town searching for family he's never met, Mitch is everything she never thought she wanted--and suddenly everything she craves.--Dust jacket flap.


The Mexican Keto cookbook : authentic, big-flavor recipes for health and longevity / Torie Borrelli ; photographs by Eric Wolfinger.

The Mexican Keto cookbook : authentic, big-flavor recipes for health and longevity / Torie Borrelli ; photographs by Eric Wolfinger.


E.T. : the extra-terrestrial [2-disc set] / Universal Pictures presents ; a Steven Spielberg film ; produced by Steven Spielberg & Kathleen Kennedy ; written by Melissa Mathison ; directed by Steven Spielberg.

E.T. : the extra-terrestrial [2-disc set] / Universal Pictures presents ; a Steven Spielberg film ; produced by Steven Spielberg & Kathleen Kennedy ; written by Melissa Mathison ; directed by Steven Spielberg.
Relive the adventure and magic in one of the most beloved motion pictures of all-time, from Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg. Captivating audiences of all ages, this timeless story follows the unforgettable journey of a lost alien and the ten-year-old boy he befriends.


The music man / Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; music and lyrics by Meredith Willson ; screenplay by Marion Hargrove ; produced and directed by Morton DaCosta.

The music man /  Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; music and lyrics by Meredith Willson ; screenplay by Marion Hargrove ; produced and directed by Morton DaCosta.
A con man in the guise of a traveling salesman gets off the train in River City, Iowa. He convinces the town to finance a children's marching band instead of a pool hall.


Scooby-Doo, where are you! : the complete series [7-disc set] / created by Joseph Barbera, William Hanna ; directed by Joseph Barbera [and others] ; written by Ken Spears [and others].

Scooby-Doo, where are you! : the complete series [7-disc set] / created by Joseph Barbera, William Hanna ; directed by Joseph Barbera [and others] ; written by Ken Spears [and others].
The world's most lovable, mystery-solving dog, along with his best friend Shaggy and the rest of the gang, stars in a spooky and laugh-filled collection of classic cartoons.


The greatest salesman in the world : you can change your life with the priceless wisdom of ten ancient scrolls handed down for thousand of years / Og Mandino.

The greatest salesman in the world : you can change your life with the priceless wisdom of ten ancient scrolls handed down for thousand of years / Og Mandino.
What you are today is not important... for in this runaway bestseller you will learn how to change your life by applying the secrets you are about to discover in the ancient scrolls.


Buried in the country / Carola Dunn.

After many years working around the world for an international charity in the late 1960s, Eleanor Trewynn has retired to the relative quiet of a small town in Cornwall. But her quiet life is short-lived when, due to her experience, the Commonwealth Relations Office reaches out to her to assist in a secret conference that is to take place in a small hotel outside the historical village of Tintagel.Meanwhile, her niece, Detective Sergeant Megan Pencarrow, is investigating the disappearance of a local solicitor when she is assigned to help provide security for the conference. Two African students, refugees from Ian Smith's Rhodesia, arrive for the conference, escorted by Megan's bete noire from Scotland Yard. They are followed by two mysterious and sinister Londoners, whose allegiances and connections to the conference and the missing solicitor are unclear. With a raging storm having trapped everyone in the hotel, the stage is set for murder, and it's up to Eleanor and Megan to uncover the truth before more lives are lost.


No room for error / Julie Moffett.

No room for error /  Julie Moffett.
Trouble follows me, Lexi Carmichael, like a little black cloud. At least according to my boyfriend, Slash: brilliant hacker, national treasure and vault of secrets. Even I have to admit he could be right.After a series of high-profile cases at my cyberintelligence firm, I was looking forward to a simple job. All I had to do was personally deliver a revolutionary microchip to a manufacturing plant in Indonesia. Easy, right? Wrong.Someone else wants the design and is willing to kill to get it. A failed hijacking attempt lands me, my best friend Basia, and our boss, Finn, in the middle of the jungle. Our mission is clear: protect the microchip design from the hijackers on our tail...and survive. But how can a geek girl like me survive without access to my beloved technology? I'm about to find out. And this time, there's no room for error.


The Enterprise war / John Jackson Miller.

The Enterprise war /  John Jackson Miller.
An all-new novel based upon the explosive Star Trek TV series!A shattered ship, a divided crew--trapped in the infernal nightmare of conflict! Hearing of the outbreak of hostilities between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire, Captain Christopher Pike attempts to bring the U.S.S. Enterprise home to join in the fight. But in the hellish nebula known as the Pergamum, the stalwart commander instead finds an epic battle of his own, pitting ancient enemies against one another--with not just the Enterprise, but her crew as the spoils of war. Lost and out of contact with Earth for an entire year, Pike and his trusted first officer, Number One, struggle to find and reunite the ship's crew--all while Science Officer Spock confronts a mystery that puts even his exceptional skills to the test...with more than their own survival possibly riding on the outcome....


Hidden cove / Meg Tilly.

Oscar-nominated actress Meg Tilly strikes again with the third gripping contemporary romantic suspense novel set on the idyllic Solace Island in the Pacific Northwest.When Solace Island gallery owner Zelia Thompson's close friend Alexus Feinstein of the prestigious art gallery Feinstein & Co. dies of a drug overdose, Zelia's intuition sounds an alarm. The Alexus she knew didn't do drugs and had everything to live for.As Zelia begins looking into the circumstances of her friend's death, what she uncovers will put her life in imminent danger. Will Zelia--with the help of the reclusive crime fiction novelist Gabe Conaghan--be able to unravel the mysterious happenings surrounding Alexus's untimely death? Or will she become the bloodthirsty artist's next victim?


Lord of chaos / Robert Jordan.

Lord of chaos /  Robert Jordan.
Rand al'Thor, a farm boy defending humanity, attempts to unite the nations for a last battle with the Dark One. The plan involves a pact with the Aes Sedai, the female mystics of the One Power. On the slopes of Shayol Ghul, the Myrddraal swords are forged, and the sky is not the sky of this world. In Salidar the White Tower in exile prepares an embassy to Caemlyn, where Rand Al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, holds the throne--and where an unexpected visitor may change the world. In Emond's Field, Perrin Golden-eyes, Lord of the Two Rivers, feels the pull of ta'veren to ta'veren and prepares to march. Morgase of Caemlyn finds a most unexpected, and quite unwelcome, ally. And south lies Illian, where Sammael holds sway. By the author of The Fires of Heaven.


Holiday with a twist / Shannon Stacey.

Holiday with a twist /  Shannon Stacey.
New York Times bestselling author Shannon Stacey celebrates the season in this brand-new holiday novella. After a messy breakup, Leigh Holloway is ready to start her life over. Until her parents put the family home on the market and call her back for one final, memory-making Christmas. The last thing she wants to do is deprive her mom of the perfect holiday, so she'll lie her way through the visit and worry about her future in the New Year. Too bad the only bar in town is owned by a guy she seriously wronged in high school. Leigh's best friend broke Croy Dawson's heart, and Croy knows it was Leigh's fault. They've never liked each other, but Croy isn't cruel: he'd never turn away a pretty woman in need of some family-Christmas fortification. He doesn't expect her to drink just enough candy-cane martinis to tell him her secrets--and he definitely doesn't expect to get caught up in her holiday madness. Despite the surprising love and laug...


Jade Dragon Mountain : a novel / Elsa Hart.

Jade Dragon Mountain : a novel / Elsa Hart.
On the mountainous border of China and Tibet in 1708, a detective must learn what a killer already knows: that empires rise and fall on the strength of the stories they tell. Li Du was an imperial librarian. Now he is an exile. Arriving in Dayan, the last Chinese town before the Tibetan border, he is surprised to find it teeming with travelers, soldiers, and merchants. All have come for a spectacle unprecedented in this remote province: an eclipse of the sun commanded by the Emperor himself. When a Jesuit astronomer is found murdered in the home of the local magistrate, blame is hastily placed on Tibetan bandits. But Li Du suspects this was no random killing. Everyone has secrets: the ambitious magistrate, the powerful consort, the bitter servant, the irreproachable secretary, the East India Company merchant, the nervous missionary, and the traveling storyteller who can't keep his own story straight. Beyond the sloping roofs and festival banners, Li Du can see the mountain pass that will take him out of China forever. He must choose whether to leave, and embrace his exile, or to stay, and investigate a murder that the town of Dayan seems all too willing to forget.


The day of battle : [the war in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944] / Rick Atkinson.

The day of battle : [the war in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944] / Rick Atkinson.
The harrowing story of one of history's most complelling military campaigns. In Army at Dawn, winner of the Pulitzer Prize -- Rick Atkinson provided a dramatic and authoritative history of the Allied triumph in North Africa. Now, in The Day of Battle, he follows the American and British armies as they invade Sicily in July 1943, attack Italy two months later, and then fight their way, mile by bloody mile, north toward Rome.


Cold aim / Janice Cantore.

Police Chief Tess O'Rourke's small town is still reeling from a devastating fire when the FBI asks for help: Could she shelter a witness in a high-profile human-trafficking case? Initially reluctant to put the townspeople of Rogue's Hollow at risk, Tess is swayed after she sees Pastor Oliver Macpherson's genuine conviction to rescue those in need, a trait in him she's coming to love more each day. Tess's fledgling faith is tested when crews of workmen from out of town come in to assist with the fire cleanup and she worries that one of these strangers might shine a light on things best kept hidden. Neither she nor Oliver knows that Rogue's Hollow is already home to a suspect from a twenty-five-year-old murder case...


Pigs in heaven / Barbara Kingsolver.

Pigs in heaven /  Barbara Kingsolver.
Picking up where her modern classic The Bean Trees left off, Barbara Kingsolver's bestselling Pigs in Heaven continues the tale of Turtle and Taylor Greer, a Native American girl and her adoptive mother who have settled in Tucson, Arizona, as they both try to overcome their difficult pasts.Taking place three years after The Bean Trees, Taylor is now dating a musician named Jax and has officially adopted Turtle. But when a lawyer for the Cherokee Nation begins to investigate the adoption--their new life together begins to crumble.Depicting the clash between fierce family love and tribal law, poverty and means, abandonment and belonging, Pigs in Heaven is a morally wrenching, gently humorous work of fiction that speaks equally to the head and the heart.


Dead Silence : A Foundlings Novel / Wendy Corsi Staub.

Dead Silence : A Foundlings Novel / Wendy Corsi Staub.
New York Times Bestselling Author Wendy Corsi Staub is the master of psychological suspense. Here, she delves into the twisted mind of The Angler, who lures his human prey the way he catches fish. Sometimes, he gets one worth keeping . . . for a little while . . .No Such Thing as Coincidence . . .Staring into his frightened blue eyes, investigative genealogist Amelia Crenshaw Haines vows to help this silent little boy who is unable--or unwilling--to communicate his past. Though her own roots remain shrouded in mystery, she relies on tangible DNA evidence to help fellow foundlings uncover theirs . . . until a remarkable twist of fate presents a stranger bearing an eerily familiar childhood souvenir.NYPD Missing Persons Detective Stockton Barnes has spent his career searching for other people's lost loved ones and outrunning a youthful misstep. Now a chance encounter with a key player from that fateful night leads him on a desperate quest to locate the one woman he's ever regretted leaving--unless a savage killer finds her first.As Amelia and Barnes uncover intertwining truths--and lies--the real horror emerges not in crimes already committed, but in evil yet to come . . .


No tomorrow / Luke Jennings.

No tomorrow /  Luke Jennings.
If you want us to remain silent - if you want to retain your freedom, your job, and your reputation - you need to tell us everything, and I mean everything. . .We last saw Eve and Villanelle in a spy vs. spy race around the world, crossing powerful criminal organizations and dangerous governments, each trying to come out on top. But they aren't finished yet.In this sequel, Eve, the former M16 operative and the novel's heroine, reveals a new side to her strengths, while coming ever closer to a confrontation with Villanelle, the evasive and skilled assassin Eve is hunting. Killing Eve is a high-stakes, thrilling follow up to the newest voice in spy fiction that the world has been dying for. Jennings' deadly and sophisticated story will leave readers eager to see what happens when these two powerful women come head to head.


Archangel's war : a Guild Hunter novel / Nalini Singh.

Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh's darkly passionate Guild Hunter world, where human-turned-angel Elena Deveraux, consort to Archangel Raphael, faces a new challenge that threatens the balance of the world. Wings of silver. Wings of blue. Mortal heart. Broken dreams. Shatter. Shatter. Shatter. A sundering. A grave. I see the end. I see . . . The world is in chaos as the power surge of the Cascade rises to a devastating crescendo. In furiously resisting its attempts to turn Elena into a vessel for Raphael's power, Elena and her archangel are irrevocably changed . . . far beyond the prophecy of a cursed Ancient. At the same time, violent and eerie events around the world threaten to wipe out entire populations. And in the Archangel Lijuan's former territory, an unnatural fog weaves through the land, leaving only a bone-chilling silence in its wake. Soon it becomes clear that even the archangels are not immune to this deadly evil. This time, even the combined power of the Cadre may not be enough . . . This war could end them all. Contains mature themes.


Mrs. Jeffries on the ball : a Victorian mystery / Emily Brightwell.

Mrs. Jeffries on the ball : a Victorian mystery / Emily Brightwell.
In the fifth installment of Emily Brightwell's Mrs. Jeffries series, Mrs. Jeffries and the household staff team up again to help Inspector Witherspoon solve a baffling murder.


Buried : a novel / Ellison Cooper.

Buried : a novel / Ellison Cooper.
In Ellison Cooper's suspense thriller Buried, an FBI neuroscientist is on the trail of a serial killer who's turned up the heat on a cold case...Senior Special Agent Sayer Altair studies the minds of psychopaths. But even she didn't expect to uncover a killer within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Rooting him out and exposing internal corruption got her a bullet wound and six months of desk duty. Now, she's finally back in the field, called in when an off-duty FBI agent and his cadaver dog fall into a sinkhole filled with human bones.Found deep in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park, the skeletal remains date back almost two decades, the same time a beloved local teen disappeared. The cold case quickly heats up when Sayer's team finds two fresh corpses among the bones. When a gruesome clue ties these new bodies to a woman recently kidnapped along with her young daughter, Sayer has to uncover the connection between the old bones and the new bodies before the mother and child become the next victims.But the killer is one step ahead, attacking her team and sabotaging their efforts. With Sayer's investigation compromised and unsure of who to trust, she receives unwanted help from Subject 037, one of the anonymous psychopaths she is currently studying. She has the chilling realization that he's someone powerful in Washington D.C.--and he is not about to let a mundane serial killer jeopardize his own ominous agenda for Sayer...


Diary of a street diva / Ashley & JaQuavis.

Diary of a street diva /  Ashley & JaQuavis.
Remy Morgan, a young girl born and raised in the heart of the ghetto, gets caught up in the life when she meets a drug lord who offers her the world. Young and naive, she is trapped in a game of lies, deception, and greed and learns the hard way that everything that glitters ain't gold. After her love is slain, Remy is forced back into the life that she desperately tried to forget. Remy has kept a diary of her life for the past two years. What she writes inside is a tale of love, passion, money, and secrecy--and ultimately a witness to her tragic end. Ashley and JaQuavis take you into the world of Remy Morgan, and not until after her death is the truth revealed. You think you know, but you have no idea.


Null set / S.L. Huang.

Null set /  S.L. Huang.
S.L. Huang's Null Set is the breakout sf thriller for fans of John Scalzi and Greg Rucka. Math-genius mercenary Cas Russell has decided to Fight Crime. After all, with her extraordinary mathematical ability, she can neuter bombs or out-shoot an army. And the recent outbreak of violence in the world's cities is Cas's own fault--she's the one who crushed the organization of telepaths keeping the world's worst offenders under control. But Cas's own power also has a history, one she can't remember--or control. One that's creeping into her mind and fracturing her sanity ... just when she's gotten herself on the hit list of every crime lord on the West Coast. And her best, only, sociopathic friend. Cas won't be able to save the world. She might not even be able to save herself.


Playing for the ashes / Elizabeth George.

The story begins with my father, actually, and the fact that I'm the one who's answerable for his death. It was not my first crime, as you will see, but it is the one my mother couldn't forgive.In her astonishing New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Elizabeth George reveals the even darker truth behind this startling confession. Playing for the Ashes is a rich tale of passion, murder and love in which Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers once againfind themselves embroiled in a case where nothing--and no one--is really what it seems. Intense, suspenseful and brilliantly written, Playing for theAshes will make readers search out the sleuthing pair's first six adventures...a treasure, as Cosmopolitan predicted in their review.


Deserts, driving, & derelicts / Tonya Kappes.

Mae West is getting settled into the RV lifestyle as the owner of a campground in Normal, Kentucky. Happy Trails Campground, located in Daniel Boone National Park, has started to attract late summer vacationing families who love to hike, swim, fish, and enjoy being outdoors. Betts Hager, owner of several small businesses, is swamped with work and desperate for help with her cleaning business. Mae offers her services, happy about the prospect of a little extra cash. Heiress Tammy Jo Bentley's mansion is the first one on her schedule. Mae makes sure Tammy Jo's house is spotless because the Kentucky Kennel Association's annual meeting is going to be held at the mansion. Fifi, Tammy Jo's high pedigree, insured poodle, is going to be on display and Tammy Jo will be evaluating potential suitors to sire Fifi's offspring. Before the annual meeting, Camille Braun, Fifi's nanny, is stabbed to death. Everyone knows that Camille would put her life on the line *or* lay down her life for Fifi and, apparently, she did. Mae tries her best to stay out of it. Tammy Jo begs Mae to help her; after all, she did find the last killer in Normal. Plus, it's not good for business - or Normal's revived economy - when a murderer is on the loose. Mae has grown to love her RV community and now that she's found a place to call him, she's not going to let anybody ruin it. Mae throws all of her heart and amateur sleuthing skills into bringing the real killer to justice.


The scent of murder / Kylie Logan.

A riveting mystery following Jazz Ramsey as she trains cadaver dogs. The way Jazz Ramsey figures it, life is pretty good. She is thirty-five years old and owns her own home in one of Cleveland's most diverse, artsy, and interesting neighborhoods. She has a job she likes as an administrative assistant at an all-girls school and a volunteer interest that she's passionate about-Jazz is a cadaver dog handler. Jazz is working with Luther, a cadaver dog in training. Luther is still learning cadaver work, so Jazz is putting him through his paces at an abandoned building that will soon be turned into pricey condos. When Luther signals a find, Jazz is stunned to see the body of a young woman who is dressed in black and wearing the kind of make-up and jewelry that Jazz used to see on the Goth kids back in high school.She is even more shocked when she realizes that, beneath the tattoos and the piercings and all that pale make up, is a familiar face.The lead detective on the case is an ex-lover, and the murdered woman is a former student. Jazz finds herself sucked into this case, obsessed with learning the truth.


An uncommon courtship / Kristi Ann Hunter.

Kristi Ann Hunter presents the third book in her Hawthorne House series.


The reckoning / Yrsa Sigurdardottir.

The reckoning /  Yrsa Sigurdardottir.
From Yrsa Sigurdardottir, author of the international bestselling thriller The Silence of the Sea, winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel, comes the follow-up to The Legacy. Vaka sits, regretting her choice of coat, on the cold steps of her new school. Her father appears to have forgotten to pick her up, her mother has forgotten to give her this week's pocket money, and the school is already locked for the day. Grownups, she decides, are useless. With no way to call home, she resigns herself to waiting on the steps until her father remembers her. When a girl approaches, Vaka recognizes her immediately from class, and from her unusual appearance: two of her fingers are missing. The girl lives at the back of the school, on the other side of a high fence, and Vaka asks to call her father from the girl's house. That afternoon is the last time anyone sees Vaka.Detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja are called in. Soon, they find themselves at the heart of another shocking case.


Well-schooled in murder / Elizabeth George.

When thirteen-year-old Matthew Whately goes missing from Bredgar Chambers, a prestigious public school in the heart of West Sussex, aristocratic Inspector Thomas Lynley receives a call for help from the lad's housemaster, who also happens to be an old school chum. Thus, the inspector, his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, and forensic scientist Simon Allcourt-St. James find themselves once again outside their jurisdiction and deeply involved in the search for a child--and then, tragically, for a child killer. Questioning prefects, teachers, and pupils closest to the dead boy, Lynley and Havers sense that something extraordinarily evil is going on behind Bredgar Chambers's cloistered walls. But as they begin to unlock the secrets of this closed society, the investigation into Matthew's death leads them perilously close to their own emotional wounds--and blinds them to the signs of another murder in the making....


The Legacy : a thriller / Yrsa Sigurdardottir.

The Legacy : a thriller / Yrsa Sigurdardottir.
From Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurdardottir comes a thrilling and unique audiobook seriesThe Legacy is the first installment in a stunning new audiobook series from the author of The Silence of the Sea, winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for best Scandinavian Crime Novel.The only person who might have the answers to a baffling murder case is the victim's seven-year-old daughter, found hiding in the room where her mother died. And she's not talking.The Legacy is the first installment in a fantastic new series featuring the psychologist Freyja and the police officer Huldar.Newly-promoted, out of his depth, detective Huldar turns to Freyja for her expertise with traumatized young people. Freyja, who distrusts the police in general and Huldar in particular, isn't best pleased. But she's determined to keep little Margret safe.It may prove tricky. The killer is leaving them strange clues: warnings in text messages, sums scribbled on bits of paper, numbers broadcast on the radio. He's telling a dark and secret story--but can they crack the code? And if they do, will they be next?


No stopping us now : the adventures of older women in American history / Gail Collins.

No stopping us now : the adventures of older women in American history / Gail Collins.
A lively, fascinating, eye-opening look at women and aging in America, by the beloved New York Times columnist.You're not getting older, you're getting better, or so promised the famous 1970's ad--for women's hair dye. Americans have always had a complicated relationship with aging: embrace it, deny it, defer it--and women have been on the front lines of the battle, willingly or not. In her lively social history of American women and aging, acclaimed New York Times columnist Gail Collins illustrates the ways in which age is an arbitrary concept that has swung back and forth over the centuries. From Plymouth Rock (when a woman was considered marriageable if civil and under fifty years of age), to a few generations later, when they were quietly retired to elderdom once they had passed the optimum age for reproduction, to recent decades when freedom from striving in the workplace and caretaking at home is often celebrated, to the first female nominee for president, American attitudes towards age have been a moving target. Gail Collins gives women reason to expect the best of their golden years.


Let me show you / Alexandria House.

Nolan McClain is the smart one, the driven one, the one who goes for what he wants, meticulously plans his steps, and thinks he has his life all mapped out.... until he lays eyes on Bridgette Turner. Bridgette Turner is just as driven and focused as Nolan, but when her past comes back to haunt her, she finds herself knocked off balance and all her hard work in jeopardy. What Nolan feels for her is real, but Bridgette is skeptical. Will she let him show her his heart?


Slightly scandalous / Mary Balogh.

In this third book of the Bedwyn Saga, meet Freyja, the wild-hearted daughter who meets her match in a man as passionate, reckless, and scandalous as she. Contains mature themes.


Missing Joseph / Elizabeth George.

Deborah and Simon St. James have taken a holiday in the winter landscape of Lancastershire, hoping to heal the growing rift in their marriage. But in the barren countryside awaits bleak news: The vicar of Wimslough, the man they had come to see, is dead--a victim of accidental poisoning. Unsatisfied with the inquest ruling and unsettled by the close association between the investigating constable and the woman who served the deadly meal, Simon calls in his old friend Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley. Together they uncover dark, complex relationships in this rural village, relationships that bring men and women together with a passion, with grief, or with the intention to kill. Peeling away layer after layer of personal history to reveal the torment of a fugitive spirit, Missing Joseph is award-winning author Elizabeth George's greatest achievement.


Monday mourning / Kathy Reichs.

Monday mourning /  Kathy Reichs.
Tempe Brennan, forensic anthropologist for both North Carolina and Quebec, is in Montreal, digging up skeletons in a pizza parlor basement. The homicide detective has concluded that the bones are historic, but Tempe finds them to be the result of recent murders. Before long she is drawn into a web of evil.


Murder at the mill : a mystery / M.B. Shaw.

Murder at the mill : a mystery / M.B. Shaw.
Murder at the Mill by M. B. Shaw is a great sweeping adventure. Ideal for holiday reading.--M. C. Beaton, New York Times and USA Today bestselling authorA picture hides a thousand lies... And only Iris Grey can uncover the truth.Iris Grey rents a quaint cottage in a picture-perfect Hampshire village, looking to escape from her crumbling marriage. She is drawn to the neighboring Wetherby family, and is commissioned to paint a portrait of Dominic Wetherby, a celebrated crime writer.At the Wetherby's Christmas Eve party, the mulled wine is in full flow - but so are tensions and rivalries among the guests. On Christmas Day, the youngest member of the Wetherby family, Lorcan, finds a body in the water. A tragic accident? Or a deadly crime?With the snow falling, Iris enters a world of village gossip, romantic intrigue, buried secrets, and murder.


Mrs. Jeffries takes stock / Emily Brightwell.

Mrs. Jeffries takes stock /  Emily Brightwell.
In the fourth installment of Emily Brightwell's Mrs. Jeffries series, a business man is murdered, and the housekeeper's interest is piqued. When it comes to catching killers, the smart money's on Mrs. Jeffries.


Dogs of war / Jonathan Maberry.

Dogs of War: Robots are no longer science fiction. Autonomous, programmed to react like animals: fast, relentless, deadly. From microscopic nanobots to massive self-guided aircraft. This technology is here, it's accessible, and it's dangerous. What's even scarier is that almost anyone can get their hands on it. A freelance terrorist uses the latest generation of robot dogs to deliver WMDs into cities across America. Sophisticated military weapons systems turn on their human masters. A technological apocalypse is coming and we may be too late to stop it. Joe Ledger and a newly rebuilt Department of Military Sciences square off against this new and terrible threat. Dogs of War pits Joe against a merciless new enemy and an army of techno-terrorists in a race to prevent a global destruction. Let loose the Dogs of War. This program is read by series narrator Ray Porter.


Trial by fire [talking book CD] / J.A. Jance.

Trial by fire [talking book CD] /  J.A. Jance.
In the heat of the Arizona desert, a raging fire pushes temperatures to a deadly degree, and one woman is left to burn. Pulled naked and barely breathing from the fire, the victim has no idea who she is, let alone who would do this to her -- or why. In her hospital bed she drifts in and out of consciousness, her only means of communicating a blink of the eye. And then an angel appears. Misguidedly known around town as the Angel of Death, Sister Anselm has devoted her life to working as an advocate for unidentified patients. To her burn patient, she is a savior. But to this Jane Doe's would-be killer, Sister Anselm's efforts pose a serious threat. Ali Reynolds is on the scene as the new media relations consultant for the Yavapai County Police Department, keeping reporters at bay and circumventing questions about arson and a link to a domestic terrorist group called Earth Liberation Front. But her job quickly becomes much more. As Ali struggles to help Sister Anselm uncover the helpless woman's identity, they realize that by locating the missing relatives they may be exposing the victim once more to a remorseless killer determined to finish the job. Faced with the possibility of putting all three of their lives in jeopardy, Ali fearlessly pursues justice -- and what she discovers is a secret even darker and more twisted than she ever could have imagined. With unerring skill, Jance delivers relentless suspense in what is surely her finest novel yet in this riveting and addictive series.


Stone bridges : a Swift River Valley novel / Carla Neggers.

Stone bridges : a Swift River Valley novel / Carla Neggers.
New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers has captivated readers with Knights Bridge--a scenic New England town where families and friends experience joy and face challenges together. With its world of inns, old houses, wonderful, quirky characters, romance and adventure, it's a town you won't want to leave. Adrienne Portale has never settled in one place for long, but takes a job as innkeeper in tiny Knights Bridge, Massachusetts, to spend some time getting to know the father she only recently found. When three small boys get lost in the wilderness that borders the inn, Adam Sloan leads the search. His family ties to the town go back generations. Adrienne sees the bond that people in a small town have as they band together to find the missing children. Adam is impressed with her calm strength, but he's sure she won't find what she's looking for in his quiet hometown.Despite their differences, Adam and Adrienne discover they have more in common than they'd expected. They love to explore old stone walls and bridges, and she adores his dog. As summer bleeds into the gorgeous New England fall, the attraction between them grows, and they must decide where--and who--makes a place home.


Killer in the carriage house : a mystery / Sheila Connolly.

The second book in the Victorian Village Mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly! Kate Hamilton's plans for recreating Asheboro, Maryland as a Victorian village and tourist attraction are progressing nicely, and most of the townspeople have become supporters. There's only one problem: money. Kate had laid out what she thought was a reasonable plan, and had built in a financial cushion in her estimates, but the over-runs had exceeded everybody's expectations, and the town coffers are empty, while the opening date looms closer and closer. But Kate and her ally, historian Joshua Wainright, may have come up with a solution. The centerpiece Barton mansion outside of town has proven to be a veritable goldmine of documents about the town's nineteenth-century history, and the Clara Barton correspondence and documents they had first discovered in the house will be the centerpiece of the first exhibit at the newly-renovated Barton factory in town. But Henry Barton's interests and skills went far beyond the operation of his home-town factory. Kate and Joshua stumble upon a cache of documents that suggest that Henry was developing municipal electrical systems at an early date--and that the region's major provider, Universal Electric, may have stolen some of his patents. Can Universal Electric be persuaded to step up and help the town, rather than face legal action.


Plainsong / Kent Haruf.

A high school history teacher in a small Colorado town, Guthrie is raising his two young sons alone. Thoughtful and honest, he is guiding them through a world that is not always kind. Victoria, one of his students, is pregnant, homeless, and vulnerable to the scorn of the town. When Guthrie helps two elderly ranchers take the young woman into their home, an unlikely extended family is born.


The plant paradox quick and easy : the 30-day plan to lose weight, feel great, and live lectin-free / Steven R. Gundry, MD.

The plant paradox quick and easy : the 30-day plan to lose weight, feel great, and live lectin-free / Steven R. Gundry, MD.
From bestselling author Dr. Steven Gundry, a quick and easy guide to The Plant Paradox program that gives readers the tools to enjoy the benefits of lectin-free eating in just 30 days.In Dr. Steven Gundry's breakout bestseller The Plant Paradox, readers learned the surprising truth about foods that have long been regarded as healthy. Lectins--a type of protein found in fruits, vegetables, legumes, dairy, and grains--wreak havoc on the gut, creating systemic inflammation and laying the groundwork for disease and weight gain. Avoiding lectins offers incredible health benefits but requires a significant lifestyle change--one that, for many people, can feel overwhelming.Now, in The Plant Paradox Quick and Easy, Dr. Gundry makes it simpler than ever to go lectin free. His 30-day challenge offers incentives, support, and results along with a toolkit for success. With grocery lists, meal plans, time-saving cooking strategies, all-new recipes, and guidance for families and those following specialized diets (including ketogenic and vegan), The Plant Paradox Quick and Easy is the all-in-one resource Plant Paradox fans and newcomers alike need to jumpstart results reap the health benefits of living lectin-free.


No rest for the wicked / Kresley Cole.

No rest for the wicked /  Kresley Cole.
The second installment in Kresley Cole's bestselling steamy Immortals After Dark series is now available on audio for the first time! Centuries ago, Sebastian Wroth was turned into a vampire--a nightmare in his mind--against his will. Burdened with hatred and alone for ages, he sees little reason to live. Until an exquisite, fey creature comes to kill him, inadvertently saving him instead. When Kaderin the Cold Hearted lost her two beloved sisters to a vampire attack long ago, a benevolent force deadened her sorrow--accidentally extinguishing all of her emotions. Yet whenever she encounters Sebastian, her feelings--particularly lust--emerge multiplied. For the first time, she's unable to complete a kill. The prize of the month-long contest is powerful enough to change history, and Kaderin will do anything to win it for her sisters. Wanting only to win her, forever, Sebastian competes as well, taking every opportunity--as they travel to ancient tombs and through catacombs, seeking relics around the world--to use her new feelings to seduce her. But when forced to choose between the vampire she's falling for and reuniting her family, how can Kaderin live without either?


The Hot Young Widows Club : lessons on survival from the front lines of grief / Nora McInerny.

The Hot Young Widows Club : lessons on survival from the front lines of grief / Nora McInerny.
From the host of the popular podcast, Terrible, Thanks for Asking, comes a wise, humorous roadmap and caring resource for anyone going through the loss of a loved one--or even a difficult life moment.In the span of a few weeks, thirty-something Nora McInerny had a miscarriage, lost her father to cancer, and lost her husband due to a brain tumor. Her life fell apart. What Nora discovered during this dark time is that, when you're in these hard moments, it can feel impossible to feel like even a shadow of the person you once were. People will give you all sorts of advice of how to hold onto your sanity and sense of self. But how exactly? How do you find that person again? Welcome to The Hot Young Widows Club, Nora's response to the toughest questions about life's biggest struggles. The Hot Young Widows Club isn't just for people who have lost a spouse, but an essential tool for anyone who has gone through a major life struggle. Based on her own experiences and those of the listeners dedicated to her podcast, Terrible, Thanks for Asking, Nora offers wise, heartfelt, and often humorous advice to anyone navigating a painful period in their lives. Full of practical guidance, Nora also reminds us that it's still okay to laugh, despite your deep grief. She explores how readers can educate the people around them on what to do, what to say, and how to best to lend their support. Ultimately, this book is a space for people to recognize that they aren't alone, and to learn how to get through life's hardest moments with grace and humor, and even hope.


A suitable vengeance / Elizabeth George.

Award-winning author Elizabeth George gives us an early glimpse into the lives of Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, forensic scientist Simon Allcourt-St. James, and Lady Helen Clyde in a superlative mystery that is also a fascinating inquiry into the crimes of the heart. Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton, has brought to Howenstow, his family home, the young woman he has asked to be his bride. But the savage murder of a local journalist is the catalyst for a lethal series of events that shatters the calm of a picturesque Cornwall village and embroils Lynley and St. James in a case far outside their jurisdiction--and a little too close to home. When a second death follows closely on the heels of the first, Lynley finds he can't help taking the investigation personally--because the evidence points to a killer within his own family.


A dark and stormy murder / Julia Buckley.

Camilla Graham's bestselling suspense novels inspired Lena London to become a writer, so when she lands a job as Camilla's new assistant, she can't believe her luck. Not only will she help her idol craft an enchanting new mystery, she'll get to live rent-free in Camilla's gorgeous Victorian home in the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana. But Lena's fortune soon changes for the worse. First, she lands in the center of small town gossip for befriending the local recluse. Then she stumbles across one thing that a Camilla Graham novel is never without: a dead body, found on her new boss's lakefront property.


House arrest / Mike Lawson.

In the thirteenth book in Mike Lawson's celebrated series, Joe DeMarco finds himself on the wrong side of an investigation-in the wake of a political assassination, he's been framed as the killer.As the fixer for Congressman John Mahoney in Washington, DC, Joe DeMarco has had to bend and break the law more than a few times. But when Representative Lyle Canton, House Majority Whip, is found shot dead in his office in the US Capitol and DeMarco is arrested for the murder, DeMarco knows he's been framed. Locked up in the Alexandria Jail awaiting trial, he calls on his enigmatic friend Emma, an ex-DIA agent, to search for the true killer. Emma's investigation leads her to Sebastian Spear, the ruthless and competitive CEO of the multi-billion-dollar Spear Industries. Spear had a motive for killing Lyle Canton: Canton's wife, Jean, had once been Spear's high school sweetheart and the one true love of his life-until Canton won her over. Now Jean was dead, killed in a car crash while driving drunk, and Spear blamed Canton for the accident. But the case the FBI has built against DeMarco is airtight, and not a single piece of evidence points to the grieving CEO. Using her cunning and her DC connections, Emma sets out to prove that Spear has been using fixers of his own. Featuring crimes of passion, corporate corruption, and partisan feuds, House Arrest is a gripping, timely political thriller, and one of Lawson's best books yet.


The Lady Travelers guide to happily ever after / Victoria Alexander.

The Lady Travelers guide to happily ever after /  Victoria Alexander.
Before there was a Lady Travelers Society, there was just one lady traveler... Some marry for love. Some marry for money. But Violet Hagen's quick wedding to irresponsible James Branham, heir to the Earl of Ellsworth, was to avoid scandal. Though her heart was broken when she learned James never wanted marriage or her, Violet found consolation in traveling the world, at his expense--finding adventure and enjoying an unconventional, independent life. And strenuously avoiding her husband. But when James inherits the earldom it comes with a catch--Violet. To receive his legacy he and Violet must live together as husband and wife, convincing society that they are reconciled. It's a preposterous notion, complicated by the fact that Violet is no longer the quiet, meek woman he married. But then he's not the same man either. Chasing Violet across Europe to earn her trust and prove his worth, James realizes with each passing day that a marriage begun in haste may be enjoyed at leisure. And that nothing may be as scandalous--or as perfect--as falling hopelessly in love. Especially with your wife.


Christopher's diary. V.C. Andrews.

Christopher's diary.  V.C. Andrews.
A new novel from V.C. Andrews, the legendary author of & lt;I & gt;Flowers in the Attic & lt;/I & gt;--now a hit & lt;I & gt; & lt;/I & gt;Lifetime TV movie!


Breathe / Carly Phillips.

Fall in love with the Wards ...From troubled teen to successful general contractor, Jake Nichols turned his life around from his time in foster care. Divorced and single, he juggles his time between his daughter and his work. Next on his agenda, a new project that is his chance to prove his worth at the job he loves. Except he never anticipates that the only girl he's ever loved and lost as a teen is now a grown and beautiful woman in charge of the project.Phoebe Ward has survived and conquered a painful past that includes foster care and becoming a teenaged mom. She wants nothing more than to focus on the present but it's hard when she looks into the eyes of her son, knowing she's tried and failed to find his father. She's resigned herself to raising him alone with the help of her family ... until a client meeting brings her face-to-face with her first love. A boy ... now a sexy man she thought she'd never see again ... and the father of her child.So many years have gone by and both of their lives have changed drastically. Will they be able to put the past behind them and find the second chance they both deserve?


Tailing a tabby / Laurie Cass.

Laurie Cass presents the second novel in the Bookmobile Cat Mystery series.


The firemaker / Peter May.

The firemaker /  Peter May.
A grotesquely burned corpse found in a city park is a troubling mystery for Beijing detective Li Yan. Yan, devoted to his career as a means of restoring the respect his family lost during the Cultural Revolution, needs outside help if he is to break the case. The unidentified cadaver in turn provides a welcome distraction for forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell. Campbell, married to her work and having left America and her broken past behind, throws herself into the investigation and before long uncovers a bizarre anomaly. An unlikely partnership develops between Li and Campbell as they follow the resulting lead. A fiery and volatile chemistry ignites, exposing not only their individual demons, but an even greater evil-a conspiracy that threatens their lives, as well as those of millions of others.


The secret to Southern charm / Kristy Woodson Harvey.

The secret to Southern charm /  Kristy Woodson Harvey.
Leaving fans practically [begging] for a sequel (Bookpage), critically acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family. After finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane's world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve. Her mother, Ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren wade through their new grief-stricken lives. But between caring for her own aging mother, her daughters, and her grandchildren, Ansley's private worry is that secrets from her past will come to light. But when Sloane's sisters, Caroline and Emerson, remind Sloane that no matter what, she promised her husband she would carry on for their young sons, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams-and face her deepest fears. Taking a cue from her middle daughter, Ansley takes her own leap of faith and realizes that, after all this time, she might finally be able to have it all. Harvey's signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances and proves that she is the next major voice in Southern fiction (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).


O's little guide to finding your true purpose / the editors of O, The Oprah Magazine.

O's little guide to finding your true purpose /  the editors of O, The Oprah Magazine.
An engaging mix of inspiring advice and real-life stories of self-discovery, O's Little Guide to Finding Your True Purpose will captivate anyone who's ever been beckoned by a dream.Featuring some of the best work to have appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, this rousing collection is all about helping readers to hear and heed their calling. From the beginning, O has been a catalyst for women seeking to become who they're meant to be. O's Little Guide to Finding Your True Purpose continues this tradition by combining practical wisdom and relatable tales of trial, error, and triumph. Contributors include Edwidge Danticat on getting past the need to please; Martha Beck on charting your own course; Patti Smith on staying true to yourself; Elizabeth Gilbert on getting unstuck; Robin Black on thriving as a late bloomer; and many more. Whether you're still searching for your passion or summoning the courage to pursue it, this one-of-a-kind collection will set you on your way.


What you want to see / Kristen Lepionka.

The thrilling follow up to The Last Place You Look, starring troubled and determined private investigator Roxane Weary Marin Strasser has a secret. Her fiance thinks she's having an affair, and he hires PI Roxane Weary to prove it. Then, just days into the case, Marin is shot to death on a side street in an apparent mugging. But soon enough the police begin to focus on Roxane's client for Marin's death, so she starts to dig deeper into Marin's life-discovering that the elegant woman she's been following has a past and a half, including two previous marriages, an adult son fresh out of prison, and a criminal record of her own. The trail leads to a crew of con artists, an ugly real estate scam that defrauds unsuspecting elderly homeowners out of their property, and the suspicious accident of a wealthy older woman who lives just down the street from where Marin was killed.With Roxane's client facing a murder indictment, the scammers threaten Roxane's mother by ensnaring her house in their web of fraud unless Roxane drops the case, and it becomes clear that the stakes are as high as the secrets run deep.


His to claim / Brenda Jackson.

His to claim /  Brenda Jackson.
It could be his toughest mission yet:win back his wife. When navy SEAL and honorary Westmoreland Mac McRoy returns home, he discovers his wife has left. Teri has retreated to the Wyoming ranch they'd planned to visit together, and is resentful when he follows. She doesn't want a second honeymoon; she wants a marriage Mac doesn't take for granted. But life-or-death circumstances are about to put their love to the ultimate test.


A dog's promise / W. Bruce Cameron.

A dog's promise /  W. Bruce Cameron.
A Dog's Promise continues the story of Bailey, the good dog whose journey started in A Dog's Purpose and continued in A Dog's Journey (both major motion pictures). This time, Bailey is joined by Lola, another very special dog, who helps Bailey fulfill his promise over the course of several lives. This charming, wise canine soul brings joy, laughter, and comfort as he unites a family fractured by life's inevitable obstacles. The love and loyalty of these two memorable dogs shows us the incredible power of hope, truth, and unending devotion in this moving novel by award-winning author W. Bruce Cameron.


Shadowblack : Spellslinger Series, Book 2 / Sebastien de Castell.

Shadowblack : Spellslinger Series, Book 2 / Sebastien de Castell.
A failed mage turned outlaw must use guile and a handful of spells to challenge a dangerous rival in the second book of an exciting adventure fantasy series from Sebastien de Castell.With a death sentence hanging over his head, Kellen is forced to abandon his clan and his home. Living as an outlaw, he relies on his wits and allies, the mysterious wanderer Ferius and thieving squirrel cat Reiches, to survive the unforgiving borderlands.Then he meets Seneira, a young woman cursed with a deadly plague by a ruthless mage. Similarly afflicted Kellen is compelled to help, and it's not long before he's entangled in a conspiracy of magic, blackmail and murder. Loyalties are tested as Kellen races to find the mage responsible before he can claim any more victimsThe second novel in a compelling six-book series, bursting with tricks, humor, and a whole new way to look at magic.


Fearless / Carly Phillips.

Fall in love with the Wards ...Mechanic and garage owner, Kane Harmon is used to the wealthy beautiful women visiting his beach town. He doesn't get involved because he knows most females would merely be slumming for the summer.Except Halley Ward isn't just passing through. She lives a solitary life in a bungalow on the beach. A woman tormented by her past, distant from her wealthy family, different from Kane's usual fare of town girls who know his MO-don't expect more than he's willing to give.Kane rescues Halley and her broken down car from the side of the road and instantly he's hooked. She says she's not interested in him. He knows she lies. And he makes it his mission to bring her back to life, to return her emotionally to her family. To show her the colors around her were as vibrant as the ones she puts on her canvas.Until past meets present and threatens all the progress they've made. Then it's Halley's turn to step up and stand up for the relationship and life she's finally coming to believe she deserves.


Crisis shot / Janice Cantore.

Tess O'Rourke dreams of becoming the first female chief of police in Long Beach, California. As commander of the East Division, she is well on her way ... until the night she responds to an officer-needs-assistance call and fatally shoots an unarmed teenager. Despite being cleared of wrongdoing by a grand jury, Tess is so hounded by the public that she takes a job in Oregon to escape the bad press.Winning over the residents of Rogue's Hollow might be more difficult than adjusting to her new role as police chief in the small backwater town--especially when her closest friend, the pastor's wife, goes missing and the woman's cousin is found shot. Tess finds an ally in sheriff's deputy Steve Logan, but as they track down Rogue's Hollow's first murderer, she worries that she's breaking one of her rules and getting too close to him.


Death of a new American : a novel / Mariah Fredericks.

Death of a new American : a novel / Mariah Fredericks.
Death of a New American by Mariah Fredericks is the atmospheric, compelling follow-up to the stunning debut A Death of No Importance, featuring series character, Jane Prescott. In 1912, as New York reels from the news of the Titanic disaster, ladies' maid Jane Prescott travels to Long Island with the Benchley family. Their daughter Louise is to marry William Tyler, at their uncle and aunt's mansion; the Tylers are a glamorous, storied couple, their past filled with travel and adventure. Now, Charles Tyler is known for putting down New York's notorious Italian mafia, the Black Hand, and his wife Alva has settled into domestic life.As the city visitors adjust to the rhythms of the household, and plan Louise's upcoming wedding, Jane quickly befriends the Tyler children's nanny, Sofia--a young Italian-American woman. However, one unusually sultry spring night, Jane is woken by a scream from the nursery--and rushes in to find Sofia murdered, and the carefully locked window flung open. The Tylers believe that this is an attempted kidnapping of their baby gone wrong; a warning from the criminal underworld to Charles Tyler. But Jane is asked to help with the investigation by her friend, journalist Michael Behan, who knows that she is uniquely placed to see what other tensions may simmer just below the surface in this wealthy, secretive household. Was Sofia's murder fall-out from the social tensions rife in New York, or could it be a much more personal crime?


Grave importance / Vivian Shaw.

Grave importance /  Vivian Shaw.
A charmingly witty fantasy adventure in the world of Strange Practice, starring Dr. Greta Helsing, doctor to the undead, who must solve a dangerous medical mystery at a secret French spa for mummies.Oasis Natrun: a private, exclusive, highly secret luxury health spa for mummies, high in the hills above Marseille, equipped with the very latest in therapeutic innovations both magical and medical. To Dr. Greta Helsing, London's de facto mummy specialist, it sounds like paradise. But when Greta is invited to spend four months there as the interim clinical director, it isn't long before she finds herself faced with a medical mystery that will take all her diagnostic skill to solve. A peculiar complaint is spreading among her mummy patients, one she's never seen before. With help from her friends and colleagues--including Dr. Faust (yes, that Dr. Faust), a sleepy scribe-god, witches, demons, a British Museum curator, and the inimitable vampyre Sir Francis Varney--Greta must put a stop to this mysterious illness before anybody else crumbles to irreparable dust ... and before the fabric of reality itself can undergo any more structural damage.


A song for the stars / Ilima Todd.

Hawaiian Islands, 1779. As the second daughter of a royal chief, Maile will be permitted to marry for love. Her fiance is the best navigator in Hawaii, and he taught her everything he knows-how to feel the ocean, observe the winds, read the stars, and how to love. But when sailors from a strange place called England arrive on her island, a misunderstanding ends in battle, and Maile is suddenly widowed before she is wed. Finding herself in the middle of the battle and fearing for her life, Maile takes John Harbottle, the wounded man who killed her fiance, prisoner, and though originally intending to let him die, she reluctantly heals him. In the process, she discovers the man she thought was her enemy might be her ally instead. John has been Captain James Cook's translator for three voyages across the Pacific. He is kind and clearly fascinated with Maile's homeland and her people-and Maile herself. But guilt continues to drive a wedge between them: John's guilt over the death he caused, and Maile's guilt over the truth about what triggered the deadly battle-a secret she's kept hidden from everyone on the island. When Maile is tasked with teaching John how to navigate using the stars so he can sail back to England, they must also navigate the challenges of being from very different cultures. In doing so, they might also find the peace that comes when two hearts become one.


Marley : a novel / Jon Clinch.

Marley : a novel / Jon Clinch.
From the acclaimed author of the marvel of a novel (Entertainment Weekly) Finn comes a masterful reimagining of Charles Dickens's classic A Christmas Carol with this darkly entertaining and moving exploration of the twisted relationship between Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley. Young Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley are very different in temperament when they meet in the gloomy confines of Professor Drabb's Academy for Boys, but they form a bond that will endure for the rest of their lives. As years go by, with Marley's genius for deception and Scrooge's brilliance with numbers, they build a shipping empire of dubious legality and pitiless commitment to the slave trade, concealing their true investments under the noses of the London authorities. Circumstances change, however, when beautiful Belle Fairchild steps into Ebenezer's life and calls into question the practices that made him wealthy. Under the influence of a newfound passion, Ebenezer tries to turn Scrooge & Marley's business toward better ends, but his partner is not ready to give up his unsavory past or easy profits so quickly. Ignoring the costs to themselves and those around them, the two engage in a shadowy war against each other, leading to an unforgettable reckoning that will echo into their futures. Brilliantly written in Jon Clinch's signature spellbinding (The Washington Post) prose, Marley is an unforgettable reimagining that will forever deepen the way you view the Christmas classic.


Red dragon / Thomas Harris.

Red dragon /  Thomas Harris.
The latest victims of a grisly series of hideous sacrificial killings lead agent Will Graham to enlist the help of mass murderer Hannibal Lecter, whom Graham put in prison years before.


Dragon bound : a novel of the Elder races / Thea Harrison.

Dragon bound : a novel of the Elder races / Thea Harrison.
Half-human, half-Wyr Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful-and passionate-of the Elder Races.


Darkness on the edge of town / Adam Christopher.

Chief Jim Hopper reveals long-awaited secrets to Eleven about his old life as a police detective in New York City, confronting his past before the events of the hit show Stranger Things. Christmas, Hawkins, 1984. All Chief Jim Hopper wants is to enjoy a quiet first Christmas with Eleven, but his adopted daughter has other plans. Over Hopper's protests, she pulls a cardboard box marked New York out of the basement--and the tough questions begin. Why did Hopper leave Hawkins all those years ago? What does Vietnam mean? And why has he never talked about New York?Although he'd rather face a horde of demogorgons than talk about his own past, Hopper knows that he can't deny the truth any longer. And so begins the story of the incident in New York--the last big case before everything changed. . . .Summer, New York City, 1977. Hopper is starting over after returning home from Vietnam. A young daughter, a caring wife, and a new beat as an NYPD detective make it easy to slip back into life as a civilian. But after shadowy federal agents suddenly show up and seize the files about a series of brutal, unsolved murders, Hopper takes matters into his own hands, risking everything to discover the truth.Soon Hopper is undercover among New York's notorious street gangs. But just as he's about to crack the case, a blackout rolls across the boroughs, plunging Hopper into a darkness deeper than any he's faced before.


Murder on millionaires' row : a mystery / Erin Lindsey.

Murder on millionaires' row : a mystery / Erin Lindsey.
In Murder on Millionaires' Row, Erin Lindsey's debut historical mystery, a daring housemaid searches Gilded Age Manhattan for her missing employer and finds a hidden world of magic, ghosts, romance, and Pinkerton detectives. Rose Gallagher might dream of bigger things, but she's content enough with her life as a housemaid. After all, it's not every girl from Five Points who gets to spend her days in a posh Fifth Avenue brownstone, even if only to sweep its floors. But all that changes on the day her boss, Mr. Thomas Wiltshire, disappears. Rose is certain Mr. Wiltshire is in trouble, but the police treat his disappearance as nothing more than the whims of a rich young man behaving badly. Meanwhile, the friend who reported him missing is suspiciously unhelpful. With nowhere left to turn, Rose takes it upon herself to find her handsome young employer. The investigation takes her from the marble palaces of Fifth Avenue to the sordid streets of Five Points. When a ghostly apparition accosts her on the street, Rose begins to realize that the world around her isn't at all as it seems--and her place in it is about to change forever. Praise for Murder on Millionaires' Row: Sharp, insightful, and more than a little sassy, Rose Gallagher is a heroine to cheer for. Lovers of historical mysteries and all things supernatural will devour Murder on Millionaires' Row and clamor for more.--Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of Death in St. Petersburg


Marry in secret / Anne Gracie.

A rugged and ruined naval officer comes to claim his bride in an unforgettable tale of love, revenge, and redemption from the nationally bestselling author of Marry in Scandal. Contains mature themes.


Slightly tempted / Mary Balogh.

Slightly tempted /  Mary Balogh.
Meet the willful youngest daughter of the Bedwyn, Morgan, as she discovers that true love is a temptation no woman can--or should--resist. Contains mature themes.


Jade War / Fonda Lee.

Jade War /  Fonda Lee.
In Jade War, the sequel to the World Fantasy Award-winning novel Jade City, the Kaul siblings battle rival clans for honor and control over an Asia-inspired fantasy metropolis.On the island of Kekon, the Kaul family is locked in a violent feud for control of the capital city and the supply of magical jade that endows trained Green Bone warriors with supernatural powers they alone have possessed for hundreds of years. Beyond Kekon's borders, war is brewing. Powerful foreign governments and mercenary criminal kingpins alike turn their eyes on the island nation. Jade, Kekon's most prized resource, could make them rich - or give them the edge they'd need to topple their rivals. Faced with threats on all sides, the Kaul family is forced to form new and dangerous alliances, confront enemies in the darkest streets and the tallest office towers, and put honor aside in order to do whatever it takes to ensure their own survival - and that of all the Green Bones of Kekon. Jade War is the second book of the Green Bone Saga, an epic trilogy about family, honor, and those who live and die by the ancient laws of blood and jade.The Green Bone SagaJade CityJade War


My Family and Other Animals : BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatization / Gerald Durrell.

My Family and Other Animals : BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatization / Gerald Durrell.
Celia Imrie and Toby Jones star in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Gerald Durrell's much-loved comic gem. My Family and Other Animals is the classic tale of naturalist Gerald Durrell's magical 1930s childhood on pre-war Corfu. His descriptions of his eccentric family and his encounters with the local creatures are full of humour and charm, and the book has delighted readers of all ages for sixty years. Ten-year-old Gerry is the youngest member of the Durrell family, which also consists of Mother, pompous eldest son Larry, gun-mad second son Leslie, acne-ridden sister Margo, and Roger the dog. When they arrive in Corfu, Gerry is thrilled to find a paradise of exotic wildlife to be explored. Soon he is embarking on natural history expeditions, swimming in the clearblue sea and befriending the island's inhabitants.Gerry's relatives are less impressed with his exploits, especially when his burgeoning animal collection sparks chaos at the family's Christmas party... With a specially created soundtrack, this vivid adaptation takes the story out of the studio and into the Greek wilderness that enthralled Durrell the young naturalist. Duration: 2 hours approx.


Murder by the book / Lauren Elliott.

Addie Greyborne loved working with rare books at the Boston Public Library-she even got to play detective, tracking down clues about mysterious old volumes. But she didn't expect her sleuthing skills to come in so handy in a little seaside town ... Addie left some painful memories behind in the big city, including the unsolved murder of her fiance and her father's fatal car accident. After an unexpected inheritance from a great aunt, she's moved to a small New England town founded by her ancestors back in colonial times-and living in spacious Greyborne Manor, on a hilltop overlooking the harbor. Best of all, her aunt also left her countless first editions and other treasures-providing an inventory to start her own store. But there's trouble from day one, and not just from the grumpy woman who runs the bakery next door. A car nearly runs Addie down. Someone steals a copy of Alice in Wonderland. Then, Addie's friend Serena, who owns a nearby tea shop, is arrested-for killing another local merchant. The police seem pretty sure they've got the story in hand, but Addie's not going to let them close the book on this case without a fight ...


A study in scarlet / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

A study in scarlet /  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
A study in scarlet was the very first Sherlock Holmes novel. Here. In the most remarkably precise manner, Doyle produced two of the most well-known characters in English fiction. Their individual traits and their relationships, their ambitions and foibles are introduced against the backdrop of an exciting story of revenge and persistence, which starts in Victorian England but moves to the American West, and the environment of the early Mormon communities.


The girl who reads on the metro : a novel / Christine Feret-Fleury.

The girl who reads on the metro : a novel / Christine Feret-Fleury.
In the vein of Amélie and The Little Paris Bookshop, a modern fairytale about a French woman whose life is turned upside down when she meets a reclusive bookseller and his young daughter. Juliette leads a perfectly ordinary life in Paris, working a slow office job, dating a string of not-quite-right men, and fighting off melancholy. The only bright spots in her day are her métro rides across the city and the stories she dreams up about the strangers reading books across from her: the old lady, the math student, the amateur ornithologist, the woman in love, the girl who always tears up at page 247. One morning, avoiding the office for as long as she can, Juliette finds herself on a new block, in front of a rusty gate wedged open with a book. Unable to resist, Juliette walks through, into the bizarre and enchanting lives of Soliman and his young daughter, Zaide. Before she realizes entirely what is happening, Juliette agrees to become a passeur, Soliman's name for the booksellers he hires to take stacks of used books out of his store and into the world, using their imagination and intuition to match books with readers. Suddenly, Juliette's daydreaming becomes her reality, and when Soliman asks her to move in to their store to take care of Zaide while he goes away, she has to decide if she is ready to throw herself headfirst into this new life. Big-hearted, funny, and gloriously zany, The Girl Who Reads on the Métro is a delayed coming-of-age story about a young woman who dares to change her life, and a celebration of the power of books to unite us all-- provided by publisher.


Dragondrums / by Anne McCaffrey.

When his boy soprano voice begins to change, Piemur is drafted by Masterharper Robinton to help with political work and is sent on missions that lead him into unusual and sometimes dangerous adventures.


Seven blades in black / Sam Sykes.

Seven blades in black /  Sam Sykes.
Acclaimed author Sam Sykes returns with a brilliant new epic fantasy that introduces an unforgettable outcast magician caught between two warring empires. Her magic was stolen. She was left for dead.Betrayed by those she trusts most and her magic ripped from her, all Sal the Cacophony has left is her name, her story, and the weapon she used to carve both. But she has a will stronger than magic, and knows exactly where to go.The Scar, a land torn between powerful empires, where rogue mages go to disappear, disgraced soldiers go to die and Sal went with a blade, a gun, and a list of seven names.Revenge will be its own reward.For more from Sam Sykes, check out:The Affinity for Steel TrilogyTome of the UndergatesBlack HaloThe Skybound SeaBring Down HeavenThe City Stained RedThe Mortal TallyGod's Last Breath


Her father's secret / Sara Blaedel.

Her father's secret /  Sara Blaedel.
A woman's murder is only the beginning as a daughter races to unravel the maze of secrets her father left behind--before she becomes the next victim--in the latest emotionally gripping novel from Sara Blaedel, #1 internationally bestselling author with over 3 million copies sold worldwide.After suddenly inheriting a funeral home from her father--who she hadn't heard from in decades--Ilka Jensen has impulsively abandoned her quiet life in Denmark to visit the small town in rural Wisconsin where her father lived. There, she's devastated to discover her father's second family: a stepmother and two half sisters she never knew existed. And who aren't the least bit welcoming, despite Ilka's efforts to reach out.Then a local woman is killed, seemingly the unfortunate victim of a home invasion turned violent. But when Ilka learns that the woman knew her father, it becomes increasingly clear that she may not have been a completely random victim after all.The more Ilka digs into her father's past, the more deeply entangled she becomes in a family drama that has spanned decades and claimed more than one life--and she may be the next victim...Sara Blaedel knows how to reel in her readers and keep them utterly transfixed.--Tess GerritsenOne of the best I've come across.--Michael ConnellyCrime-writer superstar Sara Blaedel's great skill is in weaving a heartbreaking social history into an edge-of-your-chair thriller.--Oprah.com


Rabid / Paul Doiron.

Rabid /  Paul Doiron.
In this original short story in the Mike Bowditch mystery series by Paul Doiron, Mike is drawn into the story of a gruesome case from his mentor Charley Steven's past. Maine Game Warden Mike Bowditch accompanies his old friend and mentor, retired bush pilot Charley Stevens, as he pays a visit to a mysterious woman, the widow of a Vietnam vet, living in isolation in the Maine wilderness. Many years earlier, she had called Charley, then a young game warden himself, for help. She claimed that her badly bleeding husband had been attacked by a rabid bat. But in the succeeding days, despite her husband's increasingly erratic and aggressive behavior, his wife resisted Charley's attempts to help, arousing his suspicions that more was going on than met the eye. Was the husband the victim of rabies, or was he suffering from post traumatic stress disorder? The situation finally erupted into horrific violence, leaving everyone involved deeply scarred. In the devastating finale to RABID, Charley reveals to Mike how he uncovered the awful truth about what actually happened in their home so many years before.


Cliff's edge / Meg Tilly.

Meg Tilly returns with a second gripping romantic suspense novel set on the idyllic Solace Island in the Pacific Northwest. Eve Harris is all set to house-sit and run the bakery she shares with her sister while Maggie goes on her honeymoon, but there's one problem--the house is already occupied. By a movie star. He claims to be her brother-in-law's friend, and not only does he insist on staying, he also offers to help. Playing house has never been so tempting... Rhys Thomas is looking for a place to lie low after wrapping up his latest film, so when Luke offers up his house as a safe haven, Rhys sees the perfect opportunity for a little R & R. But rest is the last thing on his mind as he and Eve grow close. But Eve and Rhys are not as alone as they think. And as danger trails Eve, it will take everything Rhys has to save the woman he loves.


The best at it / Maulik Pancholy.

The best at it /  Maulik Pancholy.
Twelve-year-old Rahul Kapoor, an Indian-American boy growing up in small-town Indiana, struggles to come to terms with his identity, including that he may be gay.


Charlie's bones / L.L. Thrasher.

Charlie's bones /  L.L. Thrasher.
All ex-truckstop waitress/new heiress Lizbet really wanted was a swimming pool. What she got was a skeleton, suspicious cops ... and Charlie. While digging the hole for the pool, workmen discover a human skeleton.


Thank You, Omu! / Oge Mora.

Thank You, Omu! /  Oge Mora.
A 2019 Caldecott Honor BookWinner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator AwardIn this remarkable author-illustrator debut that's perfect for fans of Last Stop on Market Street and Extra Yarn, a generous woman is rewarded by her community.Everyone in the neighborhood dreams of a taste of Omu's delicious stew! One by one, they follow their noses toward the scrumptious scent. And one by one, Omu offers a portion of her meal. Soon the pot is empty. Has she been so generous that she has nothing left for herself?Debut author-illustrator Oge Mora brings to life a heartwarming story of sharing and community in colorful cut-paper designs as luscious as Omu's stew, with an extra serving of love. An author's note explains that Omu (pronounced AH-moo) means queen in the Igbo language of her parents, but growing up, she used it to mean Grandma. This book was inspired by the strong female role models in Oge Mora's life.


Grover's Hanukkah party / Joni Kibort Sussman ; illustrated by Tom Leigh.

Grover's Hanukkah party /  Joni Kibort Sussman ; illustrated by Tom Leigh.
At Hanukkah, 8 is especially great! Use this fun board book to count party guests, candles, latkes, and more!


The last dragon / James Riley.

The last dragon /  James Riley.
Fort Fitzgerald is determined to uncover the truth, but a new student at school and the secrets he has to keep complicate matters in this second novel in a thrilling new series from the author of the New York Times bestselling Story Thieves! Fort Fitzgerald can't stop having nightmares about the day his father was taken from him in an attack on Washington, DC. In these dreams, an Old One, an evil beyond comprehension, demands the location of the last dragon. But other than some dragon skeletons dug up with the books of magic on Discovery Day, Fort has never seen a dragon before. Could there still be one left alive' And weirdly, Fort's not the only one at the Oppenheimer School having these nightmares. His new roommate, Gabriel, seems to know more than he's letting on about this dragon as well. And why does everyone at the school seem to do whatever Gabriel says' What's his secret' Fort's going to need the help of his friends Cyrus, Jia, and Rachel, if he's going to have any chance of keeping the Old Ones from returning to Earth. Unless, the Old Ones offer something Fort could never turn down.


Death by café mocha / Alex Erickson.

Krissy Hancock and her pals are taking a coffee break-leaving their bookstore-cafe in Pine Hills, Ohio, and heading to a convention. But this road trip will be more dangerous than they expected . . . Coffee lovers are gathering from far and wide at the hotel, and Krissy, Rita, and Vicki are excited. But some of the attendees may need to switch to decaf, as a public argument breaks out soon after they check in and then a flavor competition leads to bitter feelings. When the winner of the contest is beaned with a carafe full of cafe mocha, suspicions swirl-along with accusations of bribery. Was the dead man offering perks to the judges-or was something sinister going on in his personal life? This case is going to keep Krissy up all night long . . .


Llama Llama Mess Mess Mess / Anna Dewdney, [Reed Duncan].

Mama Llama teaches Llama Llama a humorous lesson in cleaning up in Anna Dewdney's bestselling Llama Llama series.Time to pick up all your toys!Why is Mama making noise?Mama says it's cleaning day . . .Llama only wants to play.Anna Dewdney's Llama Llama is growing up, but he still loves to play with all his toys! When Mama Llama says it's time to clean up, Llama responds like any child more interested in playing than cleaning . . . by ignoring her! But Mama has an imaginative response of her own. What if she never cleaned? What would happen then? Well, Llama Llama is going to find out! Here is a truly funny take on a childhood chore that all children will relate to and laugh at! And it is sure to be helpful to get kids cleaning up!


The highlanders's challenge / Emilia Ferguson.

Emilia Ferguson presents Book 2 of the Lairds of Dunkeld series.


Wayward spirits / Wendy Wang.

Wendy Wang presents the second book in the Witches of Palmetto Point series.


The green ember / S. D. Smith.

Heather and Picket are extraordinary rabbits with ordinary lives until calamitous events overtake them, spilling them into a cauldron of misadventures. They discover that their own story is bound up in the tumult threatening to overwhelm the wider world. Kings fall and kingdoms totter. Tyrants ascend and terrors threaten. Betrayal beckons, and loyalty is a broken road with peril around every bend. Where will Heather and Picket land? How will they make their stand?


The lemoncholy life of Annie Aster / Scott Wilbanks.

The physics-bending charm of The Time Traveler's Wife meets the curious mischief of The Eyre Affair in this debut novel.Annabelle Aster doesn't bow to convention--not even that of space and time--which makes the 1890s Kansas wheat field that has appeared in her modern-day San Francisco garden easy to accept. Even more exciting is Elsbeth, the truculent schoolmarm who sends Annie letters through the mysterious brass mailbox perched on the picket fence that now divides their two worlds. In this unconventional and enchanting tale, Annie and her new neighbor must solve the mystery of what connects them before one of them is convicted of a murder that has yet to happen--and somehow already did.


Color me in : a novel / Natasha Díaz.

Debut YA author Natasha Díaz pulls from her personal experience to inform this powerful coming-of-age novel about the meaning of friendship, the joyful beginnings of romance, and the racism and religious intolerance that can both strain a family to the breaking point and strengthen its bonds.Who is Nevaeh Levitz?Growing up in an affluent suburb of New York City, sixteen-year-old Nevaeh Levitz never thought much about her biracial roots. When her Black mom and Jewish dad split up, she relocates to her mom's family home in Harlem and is forced to confront her identity for the first time. Nevaeh wants to get to know her extended family, but one of her cousins can't stand that Nevaeh, who inadvertently passes as white, is too privileged, pampered, and selfish to relate to the injustices they face on a daily basis as African Americans. In the midst of attempting to blend their families, Nevaeh's dad decides that she should have a belated bat mitzvah instead of a sweet sixteen, which guarantees social humiliation at her posh private school. Even with the push and pull of her two cultures, Nevaeh does what she's always done when life gets complicated: she stays silent.It's only when Nevaeh stumbles upon a secret from her mom's past, finds herself falling in love, and sees firsthand the prejudice her family faces that she begins to realize she has a voice. And she has choices. Will she continue to let circumstances dictate her path? Or will she find power in herself and decide once and for all who and where she is meant to be?


Wilder girls / Rory Power.

A feminist Lord of the Flies about three best friends living in quarantine at their island boarding school and the lengths they go to uncover the truth of their confinement when one disappears, this fresh, new debut is a mind-bending novel unlike anything you've read before.It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine, since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her.It started slow. First the teachers died, one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don't dare wander outside the school's fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there's more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.


Word to the wise / Jenn McKinlay.

When a town newcomer who's gotten a bit too close to Lindsey ends up dead outside of the library, it's up to Lindsey to find the killer before it's too late.


The witch's ladder / Wendy Wang.

Wendy Wang presents the fourth book in the Witches of Palmetto Point series.


Blue moon : Jack Reacher Series, Book 24 / Lee Child.

Blue moon : Jack Reacher Series, Book 24 / Lee Child.
In the next highly anticipated installment of Lee Child's acclaimed suspense series, Jack Reacher comes to the aid of an elderly couple . . . and confronts his most dangerous opponents yet.Jack Reacher is today's James Bond, a thriller hero we can't get enough of.-Ken Follett This is a random universe, Reacher says.Once in a blue moon things turn out just right. This isn't one of those times. Reacher is on a Greyhound bus, minding his own business, with no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there. Then he steps off the bus to help an old man who is obviously just a victim waiting to happen.But you know what they say about good deeds.Now Reacher wants to make it right. An elderly couple have made a few well-meaning mistakes, and now they owe big money to some very bad people. One brazen move leads to another, and suddenly Reacher finds himself a wanted man in the middle of a brutal turf war between rival Ukrainian and Albanian gangs. Reacher has to stay one step ahead of the loan sharks, the thugs, and the assassins. He teams up with a fed-up waitress who knows a little more than she's letting on, and sets out to take down the powerful and make the greedy pay. It's a long shot. The odds are against him.But Reacher believes in a certain kind of justice . . . the kind that comes along once in a blue moon.


Murder in the Bowery / Victoria Thompson.

The national bestselling author of Gaslight Mysteries returns with a case of murder in the field of higher learning in Victorian-era Manhattan. Frank Malloy's latest client Will is searching for his brother, a newsboy named Freddie, who runs off as soon Will's name is mentioned-only to be found dead a short time later. A suspicious Frank tracks down Will who spins a tale of lust and deceit involving a young society woman Estelle Longacre. Estelle's risky behavior took a fatal toll but Frank can't be sure if the company she kept is to blame or if her own ruthless family had a hand in her death. Frank will need Sarah's help to discover if there is a connection between Estelle and Freddie's death. Together they must navigate an underground web of treachery to find answers.


Goldilocks and the three dinosaurs / Mo Willems.

Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur...and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway. One day--for no particular reason--they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then--for no particular reason--they decided to go...someplace else. They are definitely not setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl.


Paddington helps out / Michael Bond.

Paddington helps out /  Michael Bond.
Oh dear, said Paddington, as everyone turned to look at him accusingly. I'm in trouble again. Somehow trouble came naturally to Paddington. What other bear could upset a whole movie theater by standing on his seat to boo the bad guy in the film? Or drip ice cream on the people down below? Or flood the Laundromat and saw Mr. Curry's kitchen into little pieces? Only Paddington! But when Paddington's head is so full of ideas, some things are bound to go wrong!


Into the planet : my life as a cave diver / Jill Heinerth.

Into the planet : my life as a cave diver / Jill Heinerth.
From one of the world's most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth's final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planetMore people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mount Everest, and we know more about deep space than we do about the depths of our oceans. From one of the top cave divers working today-and one of the very few women in her field-Into the Planet blends science, adventure, and memoir to bring readers face-to-face with the terror and beauty of earth's remaining unknowns and the extremes of human capability. Jill Heinerth-the first person in history to dive deep into an Antarctic iceberg and leader of a team that discovered the ancient watery remains of Mayan civilizations-has descended farther into the inner depths of our planet than any other woman. She takes us into the harrowing split-second decisions that determine whether a diver makes it back to safety, the prejudices that prevent women from pursuing careers underwater, and her endeavor to recover a fallen friend's body from the confines of a cave. But there's beauty beyond the danger of diving, and while Heinerth swims beneath our feet in the lifeblood of our planet, she works with biologists discovering new species, physicists tracking climate change, and hydrogeologists examining our finite freshwater reserves. Written with hair-raising intensity, Into the Planet is the first book to deliver an intimate account of cave diving, transporting readers deep into inner space, where fear must be reconciled and a mission's success balances between knowing one's limits and pushing the envelope of human endurance.


Malala : my story of standing up for girls' rights / Malala Yousafzai.

Malala : my story of standing up for girls' rights / Malala Yousafzai.
A memoir by the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday. When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism; of the fight for girls' education; of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school; and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.


In another life : a novel / C.C. Hunter.

In another life : a novel / C.C. Hunter.
What would you do if your whole life was a lie and learning the truth could cost you your life? From New York Times bestselling author of the Shadow Falls series comes C. C. Hunter's new YA thriller about a girl who learns that she may have been kidnapped as a child, and must race to uncover the truth about her past before she winds up a victim.Chloe was three years old when she became Chloe Holden, but her adoption didn't scar her, and she's had a great life. Now, fourteen years later, her loving parents' marriage has fallen apart and her mom has moved them to Joyful, Texas. Starting twelfth grade as the new kid at school, everything Chloe loved about her life is gone. And feelings of déjà vu from her early childhood start haunting her. When Chloe meets Cash Colton she feels drawn to him, as though they're kindred spirits. Until Cash tells her the real reason he sought her out: Chloe looks exactly like the daughter his foster parents lost years ago, and he's determined to figure out the truth. As Chloe and Cash delve deeper into her adoption, the more things don't add up, and the more strange things start happening. Why is Chloe's adoption a secret that people would kill for?


The duchess in his bed / Lorraine Heath.

The duchess in his bed /  Lorraine Heath.
For a duchess with practical desires, falling in love is an inconceivable part of her plan. As owner of the Elysium Club which caters to women's fantasies, Aiden Trewlove is accustomed to introducing adventurous ladies to sin and vice. But he is uncharacteristically intrigued by the mysterious beauty who visits his club one night, yearning to indulge in the forbidden-with him. Drawn to her indomitable spirit, he breaks his rule of never becoming personally involved with his clientele and is determined to fully awaken her desires. A recent widow, Selena Sheffield, Duchess of Lushing, has never known passion, not until Aiden's slow, sensual seduction leads her on a journey of discovery and incredible pleasure. But her reasons for visiting the notorious club are not all that they seem. As Selena's motives become complicated by love, she finds herself with a most unexpected choice: forge ahead with a secret plan that could secure her future-or follow her heart which could prove ruinous.


Hey grandude! / Paul McCartney ; illustrated by Kathryn Durst.

From Paul McCartney--an action-packed adventure celebrating the fun that grandparents and grandkids can get up to.See the compass needle spin, let the magic fun begin!Meet Grandude--a super-cool grandfather who is an intrepid explorer with some amazing tricks up his sleeve. Grandude is a one-of-a-kind adventurer! With his magic compass, he whisks his four grandkids off on whirlwind adventures, taking them all around the globe. Join them as they ride flying fish, dodge stampedes, and escape avalanches! It's the perfect bedtime story for little explorers.


Cursed / written by Thomas Wheeler ; illustrated by Frank Miller.

Cursed /  written by Thomas Wheeler ; illustrated by Frank Miller.
Look out for the original Netflix series starring Katherine Langford streaming everywhere March 2020! The Lady of the Lake finds her voice in this cinematic twist on the tale of King Arthur created by Tom Wheeler and legendary artist, producer, and director Frank Miller (300, Batman: The Dark Night Returns, Sin City). Whosoever wields the Sword of Power shall be the one true King. But what if the Sword has chosen a Queen' Nimue grew up an outcast. Her connection to dark magic made her something to be feared in her Druid village, and that made her desperate to leave That is, until her entire village is slaughtered by Red Paladins, and Nimue's fate is forever altered. Charged by her dying mother to reunite an ancient sword with a legendary sorcerer, Nimue is now her people's only hope. Her mission leaves little room for revenge, but the growing power within her can think of little else. Nimue teams up with a charming mercenary named Arthur and refugee Fey Folk from across England. She wields a sword meant for the one true king, battling paladins and the armies of a corrupt king. She struggles to unite her people, avenge her family, and discover the truth about her destiny. But perhaps the one thing that can change Destiny itself is found at the edge of a blade.


How we fight for our lives : a memoir / Saeed Jones.

How we fight for our lives : a memoir / Saeed Jones.
From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power. People don't just happen, writes Saeed Jones. We sacrifice former versions of ourselves. We sacrifice the people who dared to raise us. The 'I' it seems doesn't exist until we are able to say, 'I am no longer yours.' Haunted and haunting, Jones's memoir tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence-into tumultuous relationships with his mother and grandmother, into passing flings with lovers, friends and strangers. Each piece builds into a larger examination of race and queerness, power and vulnerability, love and grief: a portrait of what we all do for one another-and to one another-as we fight to become ourselves. Blending poetry and prose, Jones has developed a style that is equal parts sensual, beautiful, and powerful-a voice that's by turns a river, a blues, and a nightscape set ablaze. How We Fight for Our Lives is a one of a kind memoir and a book that cements Saeed Jones as an essential writer for our time.


Ember falls / S.D. Smith.

The stage is set. It's war. Morbin Blackhawk, slaver and tyrant, threatens to destroy the rabbit resistance forever. Heather and Picket are two young rabbits improbably thrust into pivotal roles. The fragile alliance forged around the young heir seems certain to fail. Can Heather and Picket help rescue the cause from a certain, sudden defeat?


The fangs of freelance / Drew Hayes.

The fangs of freelance /  Drew Hayes.
Drew Hayes presents The Fangs of Freelance--the fourth book in the hilarious series following Fred, the vampire accountant, and the misadventures he finds himself in.


Amina's voice / by Hena Khan.

Amina's anxieties are entirely relatable, but it's her sweet-hearted nature that makes her such a winning protagonist. -Entertainment Weekly A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community in this sweet and moving middle grade novel from the award-winning author of It's Ramadan, Curious George and Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns. Amina has never been comfortable in the spotlight. She is happy just hanging out with her best friend, Soojin. Except now that she's in middle school everything feels different. Soojin is suddenly hanging out with Emily, one of the cool girls in the class, and even talking about changing her name to something more American. Does Amina need to start changing too? Or hiding who she is to fit in? While Amina grapples with these questions, she is devastated when her local mosque is vandalized. Amina's Voice brings to life the joys and challenges of a young Pakistani American and highlights the many ways in which one girl's voice can help bring a diverse community together to love and support each other. Author bio: Hena Khan is a Pakistani-American who was born and raised in Maryland. She enjoys writing about her culture as well as all sorts of other subjects, from spies to space travel. She is the author of several books including It's Ramadan, Curious George; Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns; The Night of the Moon; and Amina's Voice. Hena lives in Rockville, Maryland, with her husband and two sons. You can learn more about Hena by visiting her website at HenaKhan.com.


Heart of a highlander / Emilia Ferguson.

Emilia Ferguson presents the first book in the Lairds of Dunkeld series.


Code word courage / Kirby Larson.

Newbery Honor-winning author Kirby Larson delivers a heartwarming story of friendship, love, and courage, and the incredible contributions of Navajo Code-Talkers during WWII.Billie has lived with her great-aunt ever since her mom passed away and her dad left. Billie's big brother, Leo, is about to leave, too, for the warfront. But first, she gets one more weekend with him at the ranch. Billie's surprised when Leo brings home a fellow Marine from boot camp, Denny. She has so much to ask Leo--about losing her best friend and trying to find their father--but Denny, who is Navajo, or Dine,


The highland hero / Emilia Ferguson.

Emilia Ferguson presents Book 3 of the Lairds of Dunkeld series.


Bride of New France / Suzanne Desrochers.

Bride of New France /  Suzanne Desrochers.
Laure Beauséjour has grown up in a dormitory in Paris surrounded by prostitutes, the insane, and other forgotten women. Despite numerous hardships, she dreams of using her needlework skills to become a seamstress and one day marry a nobleman. But in 1669, Laure's dreams are cruelly dashed when she is sent across the Atlantic to New France as a fille du roi. Powerful and haunting, Bride of New France is a remarkable tale of a French girl and her struggle to survive in a brutal time and place.


A reluctant bride / Jody Hedlund.

Jody Hedlund presents the first book in her Bride Ships series.


If only I could tell you : a novel / Hannah Beckerman.

If only I could tell you : a novel / Hannah Beckerman.
Hannah Beckerman pens a life-affirming novel that tells the story of a family divided and the secret that can possibly unite them--a must for fans of This Is Us.I loved it (even though it made me cry).--Jojo Moyes A secret between two sisters.A lifetime of lies unraveling.Can one broken family find their way back to each other?Audrey's dream as a mother had been for her daughters, Jess and Lily, to be as close as only sisters can be. But now, as adults, they no longer speak to each other, and Audrey's two teenage granddaughters have never met. Audrey just can't help feeling like she's been dealt more than her fair share as she's watched her family come undone over the years, and she has no idea how to fix her family as she wonders if they will ever be whole again.If only Audrey had known three decades ago that a secret could have the power to split her family in two, and yet, also keep them linked. And when hostilities threaten to spiral out of control, a devastating choice that was made so many years ago is about to be revealed, testing this family once and for all.Once the truth is revealed, will it be enough to put her family back together again or break them apart forever? Utterly compelling and completely heartbreaking. I couldn't put it down.--Ruth HoganTotally engrossing, achingly sad and so perceptive about the corrosive legacy of family secrets.--Kate Eberlen, author of Miss You


More to the story / Hena Khan.

More to the story /  Hena Khan.
From the critically acclaimed author of Amina's Voice comes a new story inspired by Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic, Little Women, featuring four sisters from a modern American Muslim family living in Georgia. When Jameela Mirza is picked to be feature editor of her middle school newspaper, she's one step closer to being an award-winning journalist like her late grandfather. The problem is her editor-in-chief keeps shooting down her article ideas. Jameela's assigned to write about the new boy in school, who has a cool British accent but doesn't share much, and wonders how she'll make his story gripping enough to enter into a national media contest. Jameela, along with her three sisters, is devastated when their father needs to take a job overseas, away from their cozy Georgia home for six months. Missing him makes Jameela determined to write an epic article-one to make her dad extra proud. But when her younger sister gets seriously ill, Jameela's world turns upside down. And as her hunger for fame looks like it might cost her a blossoming friendship, Jameela questions what matters most, and whether she's cut out to be a journalist at all...


Knucklehead : tall tales and almost true stories of growing up Scieszka / Jon Scieszka.

How did Jon Scieszka get so funny, anyway? Growing up as one of six brothers was a good start, but that was just the beginning. Throw in Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, jokes told at family dinner, and the result is Knucklehead. Part memoir, part scrapbook, this hilarious trip down memory lane provides a unique glimpse into the formation of a creative mind and a free spirit.


The personal efficiency program : how to get organized to do more work in less time / Kerry Gleeson.

The personal efficiency program : how to get organized to do more work in less time / Kerry Gleeson.
Find out how to get organized at work, get more done, and carve out more time to do what you really want to do. We all juggle work life and personal life and worry that we spend too much time and effort paying the bills to fulfill our other roles as parents, spouses, and friends. This program will help you work more quickly and efficiently, freeing up more time for the life you live outside the office.


Thor's serpents / K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr.

Thor's serpents /  K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr.
For fans of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the thrilling conclusion to The Blackwell Pages, written by New York Times bestselling YA authors, K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr. Thirteen-year-olds Matt, Laurie, and Fen have beaten near-impossible odds to assemble their fellow descendants of the Norse Gods and complete epic quests. Their biggest challenge lies ahead: battling the fierce monsters working to bring about the apocalypse. But when they learn that Matt must fight the Midgard Serpent alone and Fen and Laurie are pulled in other directions, the friends realize they can't take every step of this journey together. Matt, Laurie, and Fen will each have to fight their own battles to survive, to be true to themselves, and to one another - with nothing less than the fate of the world hanging in the balance.


Roll with it / Jamie Sumner.

Roll with it /  Jamie Sumner.
Twelve-year-old Ellie, who has cerebral palsy, finds her life transformed when she moves with her mother to small-town Oklahoma to help care for her grandfather, who has Alzheimer's Disease.


Faker : a novel / Sarah Smith.

Debut author Sarah Smith nails this fun and sexy multicultural romance where two office foes fight to hammer out their differences and build a love that will last....Emmie Echavarre is a professional faker. She has to be to survive as one of the few female employees at Nuts & Bolts, a power tool company staffed predominantly by gruff, burly men. From nine to five, Monday through Friday, she's tough as nails--the complete opposite of her easy-going real self. One thing she doesn't have to fake? Her disdain for coworker Tate Rasmussen. Tate has been hostile to her since the day they met. Emmie's friendly greetings and repeated attempts to get to know him failed to garner anything more than scowls and terse one-word answers. Too bad she can't stop staring at his Thor-like biceps...When Emmie and Tate are forced to work together on a charity construction project, things get...heated. Emmie's beginning to see that beneath Tate's chiseled exterior lies a soft heart, but it will take more than a few kind words to erase the past and convince her that what they have is real.


Shrek.

Shrek.
Before Shrek made it big on the silver screen, there was William Steig's SHREK!, a book about an ordinary ogre who leaves his swampy childhood home to go out and see the world. Ordinary, that is, if a foul and hideous being who ends up marrying the most stunningly ugly princess on the planet is what you consider ordinary.


Devil's snare / Wendy Wang.

Wendy Wang presents the third book in the Witches of Palmetto Point series.


Allies / Alan Gratz.

Allies /  Alan Gratz.
D-Day, June 6, 1944: the most expansive military endeavor in history. No less than world cooperation would bring down Hitler and the Axis powers. And so people--and kids--across the globe lent their part. From the young US soldiers in the boats to spies in the French countryside, the coordination of thousands came together. Alan Gratz, author of the New York Times bestselling Refugee, explores the necessity of teamwork and heroism in dismantling tyranny in this epic, yet personal, look at D-Day in time for the 75th anniversary of the operation.


A crown of snow and ice : a retelling of The snow queen / Melanie Cellier.

An unexpected gift from her godmother will give Celine enough fire to take on an entire kingdom of snow and ice. But first she needs to melt one frozen prince. Rumors have long swirled about the strange kingdom of Eldon. The only thing more frozen than its mountains are the inhabitants themselves. But Princess Celine has never backed away from a challenge, so she eagerly accepts an invitation to visit. Yet the situation in Eldon is even worse than Celine feared. And if the kingdom is to have any hope of freedom or a future, she's going to have to call on new skills and new allies-including the crown prince, Oliver. But against an enemy stronger and colder than ice, all her fire may not be enough. In this reimagining of the classic fairy tale, The Snow Queen, one princess is ready to burn down everything in her path to save those she loves and their kingdom with them.


Singapore Sapphire / A. M. Stuart.

Early twentieth-century Singapore is a place where a person can disappear, and Harriet Gordon hopes to make a new life for herself there, leaving her tragic memories behind her--but murder gets in the way.Singapore, 1910--Desperate for a fresh start, Harriet Gordon finds herself living with her brother, a reverend and headmaster of a school for boys, in Singapore at the height of colonial rule. Hoping to gain some financial independence, she advertises her services as a personal secretary. It is unfortunate that she should discover her first client, Sir Oswald Newbold--explorer, mine magnate and president of the exclusive Explorers and Geographers Club--dead with a knife in his throat.When Inspector Robert Curran is put on the case, he realizes that he has an unusual witness in Harriet. Harriet's keen eye for detail and strong sense of duty interests him, as does her distrust of the police and her traumatic past, which she is at pains to keep secret from the gossips of Singapore society.When another body is dragged from the canal, Harriet feels compelled to help with the case. She and Curran are soon drawn into a murderous web of treachery and deceit and find themselves face-to-face with a ruthless cabal that has no qualms about killing again to protect its secrets.


A hero born / Jin Yong.

A hero born /  Jin Yong.
The epic Chinese classic and phenomenon published in the US for the first time! A fantastical generational saga and kung fu epic, A Hero Born is a classic, stretching from the Song Empire (China 1200 AD) to the appearance of a warlord whose name will endure for eternity: Genghis Khan. Filled with an extraordinary cast of characters, A Hero Born is a tale of fantasy and wonder, love and passion, treachery and war, betrayal and brotherhood. And then a hero is born... After his father, a Song patriot, was murdered, Guo Jing and his mother fled to the plains and joined Ghengis Khan and his people. Loyal, humble and driven, he learned all he could from the warlord and his army in hopes of one day joining them in their cause. But what Guo Jing doesn't know is that he's destined to battle an opponent that will challenge him in every way imaginable and with a connection to his past that no one envisioned. With the help and guidance of his shifus, The Seven Heroes of the South, Guo Jing returns to China to face his foe and carry out his destiny. But in a land divided by treachery and war, betrayal and ambition, he'll have to put his courage and knowledge to the test to survive.


A Christmas bride / Hope Ramsay.

A Christmas bride /  Hope Ramsay.
A season of hope...'Tis the season in Shenandoah Falls and the first time Willow Peterson has been home in years. But she's determined to fulfill the wishes of her recently deceased best friend and restore Eagle Hill Manor to its former glory--all in time to host the perfect holiday wedding. She just has to get the owner of the historic inn to hire her. Unfortunately, that means dealing with Scrooge himself...After the death of his wife, David Lyndon has a bah-humbug approach to Christmas. But as December counts down and the wedding planning is in full swing, it's harder and harder to stay immune to the charms of Willow, especially when he sees how much joy she brings his eight-year-old daughter. After a simple kiss under the mistletoe turns into something more, David is hoping he can turn the magic of the holiday season into the love of a lifetime.


Assassin's Run : David Slaton Series, Book 5 / Ward Larsen.

Assassin's Run : David Slaton Series, Book 5 / Ward Larsen.
Assassin David Slaton clashes with the Russians in this action-packed espionage thriller from USA Today bestselling author Ward Larsen.Assassin's Run revives globe-trotting, hard-hitting assassin David Slaton for another breathless adventure. When a Russian oligarch is killed by a single bullet on his yacht off the Isle of Capri, Russian intelligence sources speculate that a legendary Israeli assassin, long thought dead, might be responsible. However, David Slaton--the assassin in question--is innocent. Realizing the only way to clear his name is to find out who's truly responsible, he travels to Capri.While he searches, a web of disparate events unfolds across the Middle East. Three ships, owned by the group of Russians, deliver a mysterious cargo to the shores of the Arabian Peninsula. In Morocco, a Russian aerospace company begins flight testing an innovative new drone. From Switzerland to the Red Sea to Morocco, Slaton gradually uncovers a conspiracy of monumental scope. It is a plot that will change the world strategic order--and one that goes straight to the top of the Russian government.


Stillness is the key / Ryan Holiday.

Stillness is the key /  Ryan Holiday.
In the third book in the trilogy that includes The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, bestselling author Ryan Holiday draws on ancient Stoic and Buddhist wisdom to show why slowing down is essential to getting ahead. Throughout history, there's been one indelible quality that great leaders, thinkers, artists, and visionaries have shared. It enables them to conquer their tempers. To avoid distraction and discover great insights. To achieve happiness and do the right thing. The Zen Buddhists described it as inner peace, and knew it was essential whether you were a Samurai warrior or a monk. The Stoics and Epicureans called it ataraxia and believed it was a bulwark against the passions of the mob, a requirement of good leadership and a pathway to deep truth. Ryan Holiday calls it stillness-to be steady while the world spins around you. In this book, he outlines a path for achieving this timeless, but urgently necessary way of living. Drawing on a wide range of history's greatest thinkers, from Confucius to Seneca, Marcus Aurelius to Thich Nhat Hahn, John Stuart Mill to Nietzsche, he argues that stillness is not merely inactivity, but the doorway to self-mastery, discipline, and focus. To make these ideas concrete, he also shares a wide range of examples from historical and contemporary figures who exemplified the power of stillness: baseball player Sadaharu Oh, whose study of Zen made him the greatest home run hitter of all time; Winston Churchill, who enjoyed the time spent laying bricks at his Chartwell estate as an opportunity to reflect and recharge; Fred Rogers, who taught generations of children to see what was invisible to the eye; Anne Frank, whose journaling and love of nature guided her through unimaginable adversity; and Marina Abramovic, whose performance art tests the limits of human endurance and focus. Written in the same engaging style and packaged in the same concise, addictive format as The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, Stillness Is the Key establishes Holiday as one of the preeminent writers making ancient wisdom accessible and relevant for a new generation.


Let's kill mom : four Texas teens and a horrifying murder pact / Donna Fielder.

Days before, seventeen-year-old Jennifer Bailey, her thirteen-year-old brother David, and their friends Paul Henson and Merrilee White had made a gruesome pact: they'd kill their parents, steal their cars and credit cards, and flee to Canada. Paul and Merrilee's parents thwarted their fates, but Jennifer and David's mother Susan Bailey wasn't so lucky. When the devoted mother returned home from work, her two children and their friend Paul took turns stabbing her and slicing her throat. When they were done, they fled in Susan's car. They made it as far as South Dakota before being arrested. What really led them to make such a despicable pact' The answers would cast a disturbing new light on the way we see the all-American family, our neighbors, our children-and the society that nurtured them.


Project middle school / Alyssa Milano, with Debbie Rigaud.

Lifelong actor/advocate Alyssa Milano tells the story of a young activist in the making. It's the first book in an empowering and funny new middle-grade series illustrated by Simpsons' illustrator, Eric S. Keyes.Meet Hope Roberts. She's eleven years old, and she wants to be an astrophysicist. She loves swimming, Galaxy Girl comicbooks, and her two rescue dogs. Hope believes it's always a good day to champion a cause, defend an underdog, and save the future. And most of all, she believes in dreaming big. That's why she's enrolled in all of the advanced classes at her new middle school. She's smart and confident in her abilities. But though Hope seems super strong on the outside, there's another side of her, too. She's just a regular girl trying to survive middle school. This first book starts with the beginning of sixth grade, and Hope's BFF Sam made some new friends over the summer. Hope doesn't know how to handle it. She and Sam have always been inseparable! Then Hope meets her new lab partner, Camila, and they get off on the wrong foot. And even though Camila is great at science, she doesn't want to join the science club. The club is all boys, and she doesn't feel welcome. When Hope hears that, she's determined to recruit more girls into the science club, including Camila. Hope knows that sometimes changing the world starts small. So now Hope has a mission! Can she turn the science club into a place that's welcoming for everyone--and make some new friends along the way?Hope's relatability, kindness, empathy, and can-do attitude will inspire a generation of do-gooders. This new series is a response to the very palpable feeling that not only can young people save the world--they will!


Invisible women : data bias in a world designed for men / Caroline Criado Perez.

Invisible women : data bias in a world designed for men / Caroline Criado Perez.
Caroline Criado Perez investigates the shocking root cause of gender inequality and research, diving into women's lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor's office, and more.


A timeless christmas / Alexis Stanton.

Megan Turner is in love with the past. As a tour guide at a beautiful historic mansion, she tells visitors about its original owner, Charles Whitley. An inventor and businessman in the early 1900s, he rose from poverty to wealth... only to disappear without a trace. Charles was always intrigued by the future. He just never expected to go there. But when he repairs a mysterious clock he bought on his travels, he's transported to the twenty-first century, with his home decorated for Christmas and overrun by strangers. Charles is determined to find a way back to his own era, especially when he learns about what happened after he left. But as Megan introduces him to the wonders of smartphones, pizza, and modern holiday traditions, they both feel a once-in-a-lifetime connection. Could it be that, somewhere in time, they belong together?This magical holiday romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Stuffed Crust Italian Pizza.


The elephant in the brain : hidden motives in everyday life / Kevin Simler and Robin Hanson.

Human beings are primates, and primates are political animals. Our brains, therefore, are designed not just to hunt and gather, but also to help us get ahead socially, often via deception and self-deception. But while we may be self-interested schemers, we benefit by pretending otherwise. The less we know about our own ugly motives, the better-and thus we don't like to talk or even think about the extent of our selfishness. This is the elephant in the brain. Such an introspective taboo makes it hard for us to think clearly about our nature and the explanations for our behavior. The aim of this book, then, is to confront our hidden motives directly-to track down the darker, unexamined corners of our psyches and blast them with floodlights. Then, once everything is clearly visible, we can work to better understand ourselves: Why do we laugh' Why are artists sexy' Why do we brag about travel' Why do we prefer to speak rather than listen'Our unconscious motives drive more than just our private behavior; they also infect our venerated social institutions such as Art, School, Charity, Medicine, Politics, and Religion. In fact, these institutions are in many ways designed to accommodate our hidden motives, to serve covert agendas alongside their official ones. The existence of big hidden motives can upend the usual political debates, leading one to question the legitimacy of these social institutions, and of standard policies designed to favor or discourage them. You won't see yourself-or the world-the same after confronting the elephant in the brain.


The Nocturnal Brain : Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep / Dr. Guy Leschziner.

The Nocturnal Brain : Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep / Dr. Guy Leschziner.
This program is read by the author.A renowned neurologist shares the true stories of people unable to get a good night's rest in The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep, a fascinating exploration of the symptoms and syndromes behind sleep disorders.For Dr. Guy Leschziner's patients, there is no rest for the weary in mind and body. Insomnia, narcolepsy, night terrors, apnea, and sleepwalking are just a sampling of conditions afflicting sufferers who cannot sleep--and their experiences in trying are the stuff of nightmares. Demoniac hallucinations frighten people into paralysis. Restless legs rock both the sleepless and their sleeping partners with unpredictable and uncontrollable kicking. Out-of-sync circadian rhythms confuse the natural body clock's days and nights.Then there are the extreme cases. A woman in a state of deep sleep who gets dressed, unlocks her car, and drives for several miles before returning to bed. The man who has spent decades cleaning out kitchens while sleep-eating. The teenager prone to the serious, yet unfortunately nicknamed Sleeping Beauty Syndrome stuck in a cycle of excessive unconsciousness, binge eating, and uncharacteristic displays of aggression and hypersexuality while awake.With compassionate stories of his patients and their conditions, Dr. Leschziner illustrates the neuroscience behind our sleeping minds, revealing the many biological and psychological factors necessary in getting the rest that will not only maintain our physical and mental health, but improve our cognitive abilities and overall happiness.


Deathstalker Legacy / Simon R. Green.

A golden age doesn't last forever . . . Owen Deathstalker sacrificed everything to topple a corrupt empire and usher humanity into an age of peace and prosperity. Now Lewis Deathstalker, Owen's descendant, carries on the family name and honor as a Paragon, warriors famed for their skill and heroism who dispense the king's justice throughout the galaxy. However, two hundred years have passed since Owen and his gang of heroes disappeared into legend, and the peace that the Deathstalker bought with his life is quickly coming to an end. Amidst political uncertainty, Lewis's oldest friend, Douglas, ascends the throne and names Lewis to the archaic, and largely symbolic, role of King's Champion. But Lewis quickly finds that he has all the bad luck of his famous ancestor and that his old allies have become his enemies. Surrounded on all sides by plots and treason with the political situation spiraling out of control, Lewis is exiled from court in disgrace. Now it's the new Deathstalker's turn to save the empire with only a ragged band of allies as chaos spreads throughout the empire and threatens to end the golden age.


Her mate's secret baby / Grace Goodwin.

Her mate's secret baby /  Grace Goodwin.
Natalie Montgomery wants a new life. While she may be rich, her life is empty. Her parents were never around, too rich and important to be bothered with a child. And when they present her with a emotionless fiancé, she's done. As a volunteer for the Interstellar Bride Program, she is thrilled to arrive on the hot, desert planet of Trion, and in the arms of a seductive warrior who makes her body burn. Roark of Trion is not eager for a mate. Danger and the constant threat of war dog his steps. But one look at his new bride, and his mind is changed. Natalie is everything he ever wanted in a woman...so soft, so passionate, so submissive to his every need. An attack on their outpost leaves Roark fighting for his life. For her protection, Natalie is transported back to Earth. Roark thinks she's dead. But she's very much alive and so is his newborn son. Natalie's anger and regret grows with each passing day her mate does not keep his promise to come for her. By the time he discovers his mistake, it may be too late to win back her heart.


Mindf*ck : Cambridge Analytica and the plot to break America / Christopher Wylie.

For the first time, the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower tells the inside story of the data mining and psychological manipulation behind the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum, connecting Facebook, WikiLeaks, Russian intelligence, and international hackers. Mindf*ck goes deep inside Cambridge Analytica's American operations, which were driven by Steve Bannon's vision to remake America and fueled by mysterious billionaire Robert Mercer's money, as it weaponized and wielded the massive store of data it had harvested on individuals--in excess of 87 million--to disunite the United States and set Americans against each other. Bannon had long sensed that deep within America's soul lurked an explosive tension. Cambridge Analytica had the data to prove it, and in 2016 Bannon had a presidential campaign to use as his proving ground. Christopher Wylie might have seemed an unlikely figure to be at the center of such an operation. Canadian and liberal in his politics, he was only twenty-four when he got a job with a London firm that worked with the U.K. Ministry of Defense and was charged putatively with helping to build a team of data scientists to create new tools to identify and combat radical extremism online. In short order, those same military tools were turned to political purposes, and Cambridge Analytica was born. Wylie's decision to become a whistleblower prompted the largest data-crime investigation in history. His story is both expose⁺ѓ and dire warning about a sudden problem born of very new and powerful capabilities. It has not only laid bare the profound vulnerabilities--and profound carelessness--in the enormous companies that drive the attention economy, it has also exposed the profound vulnerabilities of democracy itself. What happened in 2016 was just a trial run. Ruthless actors are coming for your data, and they want to control what you think.


The sky people / Terry Goodkind.

Raging River, priestess of the Sun People, has just done the unthinkable. The Sun People are bound by an ancient law, left by the long-vanished Sky People: they must never kill. To other tribes, who have no such law, the Sun People are easy prey who will not defend themselves. Their game is poached, their stores raided, their women abducted, their men are killed for sport. But when Raging River and her sister are attacked by a Wolf People raiding party, River fights back and kills one of the warriors. Worse, she has killed the son of their chief. Now, with the Wolf People vowing revenge and her people facing annihilation, River must do the impossible. She must prove herself as priestess. She must find the mythical Sky People.The Sky People is a fast-paced novella of revenge and redemption that explores new territory for #1 international bestseller Terry Goodkind.


Hot single dad / Claire Kingsley.

Reasons I need to stop fantasizing about Linnea: 1. She's too young for me. 2. She's my daughter's nanny. I could stop there, couldn't I? I'm already a cliché. The single dad who's hot for the nanny. But it gets worse. 3. She's my sister-in-law. My wife died when our daughter was a baby, and Linnea was just a quiet teenager. I barely knew her. When my in-laws insist she move to Seattle to be my live-in nanny--after a string of caregivers who didn't work out--I reluctantly agree. I wasn't counting on the smoking hot blonde with sinful curves, kissable lips, and a shy smile. Linnea is perfect for my daughter--fun, patient, and kind. She might be perfect for me too, but I can't think that way. She needs to live her own life, not be saddled with my insta-family. Being around her is a special kind of torture, but I have to keep this infatuation to myself. I can't fall for my daughter's nanny. But it might be too late. Hot Single Dad is a stand-alone romance with a make-you-swoon HEA. It contains explicit language and content and is intended for a mature audience.


The bookwanderers / Anna James.

An enchanting story about the magic of books and the power of imagination from debut author Anna James. Perfect for fans of Inkheart, The Land of Stories, and Story Thieves. Soon to be a major television series!Since her mother's disappearance, eleven-year-old Tilly Pages has found comfort in the stories at Pages & Co., her grandparents' bookshop. But when her favorite characters, Anne of Green Gables and Alice from Wonderland, start showing up at the shop,Tilly's adventures become very real. Not only can she follow Anne and Alice into their books, she discovers she can bookwander into any story she chooses. Tilly's new ability leads her to fun and exciting adventures, but danger may be lurking on the very next page... When new secrets are uncovered, it's up to Tilly to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago. From debut author Anna James comes a charming and exciting adventure about a bookish young heroine, a mysterious librarian, and a magical bookshop that will delight book lovers everywhere.


The call of the wild + free : reclaiming wonder in your child's education / Ainsley Arment.

The call of the wild + free : reclaiming wonder in your child's education / Ainsley Arment.
Allow your children to experience the adventure, freedom, and wonder of childhood with this practical guide that provides all the information, inspiration, and advice you need for creating a modern, quality homeschool education. Inspired by the spirit of Henry David Thoreau-All good things are wild and free-mother of five Ainsley Arment founded Wild + Free. This growing online community of mothers and families want their children to receive a quality education at home by challenging their intellectual abilities and nurturing their sense of curiosity, joy and awe-the essence of a positive childhood. The homeschool approach of past generations is gone-including the stigma of socially awkward kids, conservative clothes, and a classroom setting replicated in the home. The Wild + Free movement is focused on a love of nature, reading great books, pursuing interests and hobbies, making the entire world a classroom, and prolonging the wonder of childhood, an appealing philosophy that is unpacked in the pages of this book The Call of the Wild and Free offers advice, information, and positive encouragement for parents considering homeschooling, those currently in the trenches looking for inspiration, as well as parents, educators, and caregivers who want supplementary resources to enhance their kids' traditional educations.


Harry Potter und der Orden des Phönix / J.K. Rowling ; Aus dem Englischen von Klaus Fritz.

Es sind Sommerferien und wieder einmal sitzt Harry bei den unmöglichen Dursleys im Ligusterweg fest. Doch diesmal treibt ihn größere Unruhe denn je -- Warum schreiben seine Freunde Ron und Hermine nur so rätselhafte Briefe? Und vor allem: Warum erfährt er nichts über die dunklen Mächte, die inzwischen neu erstanden sind und sich unaufhaltsam über Harrys Welt verbreiten? Noch ahnt er nicht, was der geheimnisvolle Orden des Phönix gegen Voldemort ausrichten kann ... Als Harrys fünftes Schuljahr in Hogwarts beginnt, werden seine Sorgen nur noch größer. Und dann schlägt der Dunkle Lord wieder zu. Harry muss seine Freunde um sich scharen, sonst gibt es kein Entrinnen.


In Hoffa's shadow : a stepfather, a disappearance in detroit, and my search for the truth / Jack Goldsmith.

In Hoffa's shadow : a stepfather, a disappearance in detroit, and my search for the truth / Jack Goldsmith.
As a young man, Jack Goldsmith revered his stepfather, longtime Jimmy Hoffa associate Chuckie O'Brien. But as he grew older and pursued a career in law and government, he came to doubt and distance himself from the man long suspected by the FBI of perpetrating Hoffa's disappearance on behalf of the mob. It was only years later, when Goldsmith was serving as assistant attorney general in the George W. Bush administration and questioning its misuse of surveillance and other powers, that he began to reconsider his stepfather, and to understand Hoffa's true legacy.


The extinction agenda / Michael Laurence.

The extinction agenda /  Michael Laurence.
An FBI agent fights to stop a conspiracy to unleash a deadly virus on the world in this propulsive, exhilarating new thriller by Michael Laurence. We're fighting a war, whether we choose to admit it or not. A war for survival. A war we may have already lost. While searching for the man who killed his partner and his wife, FBI Special Agent James Mason uncovers a shadow organization on the brink of enacting its genocidal agenda and a sinister mass murderer who's been photographed at the epicenter of every historical pandemic since the outbreak of the Spanish Flu in 1918-without appearing to age. Mason's quest for answers takes him from the criminal underbelly of America to its untouchable elite, from a dark union at the turn of the last century to a network of Nazi collaborators and a plot for global financial domination. Aided by his longtime friends Gunnar Backstrom-a corporate espionage gun-for-hire-and Ramses Donovan-a sin merchant of questionable morality-Mason uncovers a conspiracy against mankind more than a century in the making. A conspiracy to unleash a deadly virus and make a killing in the process. Can Mason's small team bring down a seemingly unbeatable shadow empire that's rooted in every facet of our society, or does its influence run too deep' The Extinction Agenda is the first audiobook in a new series. Praise for The Extinction Agenda: Michael Lawrence's blistering debut, The Extinction Agenda, is an exciting, bold, and dynamic thriller! The stakes are impossibly high, the action and suspense is non-stop, and the characters are vibrant and memorable.-Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mission Critical If you love conspiracy theories (and who doesn't'), The Extinction Agenda revolves around a doozy. Michael Laurence has concocted a mind-bending thriller that chills to the bone because it's all too plausible.-F. Paul Wilson, New York Times bestselling author Michael Laurence explodes into the world of weird science thrillers with The Extinction Agenda. Devious, dangerous and full of twists. Highly recommended!-Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Deep Silence and V-Wars.


The sixth man : a memoir / Andre Iguodala, with Carvell Wallace.

The standout memoir from NBA powerhouse Andre Iguodala, the indomitable sixth man of the Golden State Warriors. Andre Iguodala is one of the most admired players in the NBA. And fresh off the Warriors' fifth Finals appearance in five years, his game has never been stronger. Off the court, Iguodala has earned respect, too--for his successful tech investments, his philanthropy, and increasingly for his contributions to the conversation about race in America. It is no surprise, then, that in his first book, Andre, with his cowriter Carvell Wallace, has pushed himself to go further than he ever has before about his life, not only as an athlete but about what makes him who he is at his core.The Sixth Man traces Andre's journey from childhood in his Illinois hometown to his Bay Area home court today. Basketball has always been there. But this is the story, too, of his experience of the conflict and racial tension always at hand in a professional league made up largely of African American men; of whether and why the athlete owes the total sacrifice of his body; of the relationship between competition and brotherhood among the players of one of history's most glorious championship teams. And of what motivates an athlete to keep striving for more once they've already achieved the highest level of play they could have dreamed. On drive, on leadership, on pain, on accomplishment, on the shame of being given a role, and the glory of taking a role on: This is a powerful memoir of life and basketball that reveals new depths to the superstar athlete, and offers tremendous insight into most urgent stories being told in American society today.


The deadliest of intentions / Marc Stevens.

The Principal Investigator of the Chaalt people has covertly enlisted the aid of Nathan Myers and the crew of the Legacy. They desperately need help gaining access to their secret Prule research station. The facility has gone dark, and the automated defenses activated. Even the Chaalt's own advanced warships were not able to breach the shield dome and disable the cutting edge weaponry that protects the base. Nathan and his crew are in a race against time, because they believe a Prule Hivemind they once captured, now controls the facility. If the Hivemind is able to assimilate the Chaalt tech, it could escape and endanger the entire galaxy. If it can return to Andromeda, the Prule will reverse engineer the technology and return with the means to prevail in the second invasion of the Milky Way galaxy. Nathan, Justice, and the crew of the Legacy will do whatever it takes to prevent that outcome, or die trying.


The Mrs MacKinnons / Jayne Davis.

England, 1799: A traumatized soldier returning to a derelict inheritance. A widow with a small son and a manipulative father. Major Matthew Southam returns from India, hoping to put the trauma of war behind him and forget his past. Instead, he finds a derelict estate and a family who wish he'd died abroad. Charlotte MacKinnon married without love to avoid her father's unpleasant choice of husband. Now a widow with a young son, she lives in a small Cotswold village with only the money she earns by her writing. Matthew is haunted by his past, and Charlotte is fearful of her father's renewed meddling in her future. After a disastrous first meeting, can they help each other find happiness?


Crisis in the Red Zone : The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come / Richard Preston.

The 2013-2014 Ebola epidemic was the deadliest ever--but the outbreaks continue. Now comes a gripping account of the doctors and scientists fighting to protect us, an urgent wake-up call about the future of emerging viruses--from the #1 bestselling author of The Hot Zone, soon to be a National Geographic original miniseries. This time, Ebola started with a two-year-old child who likely had contact with a wild creature and whose entire family quickly fell ill and died. The ensuing global drama activated health professionals in North America, Europe, and Africa in a desperate race against time to contain the viral wildfire. By the end--as the virus mutated into its deadliest form, and spread farther and faster than ever before--30,000 people would be infected, and the dead would be spread across eight countries on three continents. In this taut and suspenseful medical drama, Richard Preston deeply chronicles the outbreak, in which we saw for the first time the specter of Ebola jumping continents, crossing the Atlantic, and infecting people in America. Rich in characters and conflict--physical, emotional, and ethical--Crisis in the Red Zone is an immersion in one of the great public health calamities of our time. Preston writes of doctors and nurses in the field putting their own lives on the line, of government bureaucrats and NGO administrators moving, often fitfully, to try to contain the outbreak, and of pharmaceutical companies racing to develop drugs to combat the virus. He also explores the charged ethical dilemma over who should and did receive the rare doses of an experimental treatment when they became available at the peak of the disaster. Crisis in the Red Zone makes clear that the outbreak of 2013-2014 is a harbinger of further, more severe outbreaks, and of emerging viruses heretofore unimagined--in any country, on any continent. In our ever more interconnected world, with roads and towns cut deep into the jungles of equatorial Africa, viruses both familiar and undiscovered are being unleashed into more densely populated areas than ever before. The more we discover about the virosphere, the more we realize its deadly potential. Crisis in the Red Zone is an exquisitely timely book, a stark warning of viral outbreaks to come.


The fight : a secret service agent's inside account of security failings and the political machine / Dan Bongino.

The fight : a secret service agent's inside account of security failings and the political machine / Dan Bongino.
The Fight shines a much needed light on the troubling games DC politicians and insiders play with the American people. -Sean HannityThe Fight is a lesson plan for fighting back against the Washington DC political machine. - Mark LevinIn The Fight, Dan Bongino picks up the story where his New York Times bestselling book Life Inside the Bubble ends to tackle current political and security issues and offer new solutions. From Hillary's emails to the security failings at the White House (including the drone crash and the fence jumper); from Charlie Hebdo to Bowe Bergdahl--the author examines how our current administration has allowed our security efforts to lapse both at home and abroad. He also offers solutions to the growing terrorist threat and how we can protect American citizens while also deconstructing what's wrong with our political process and what his experience running for office has taught him. As a former member of the elite Presidential Protection Division who served three Presidents, Bongino is uniquely qualified to provide a view from behind the curtain to warn readers about the political system that is failing them, and the security future that won't protect them. The majority of Americans only come into contact with security when they fly or enter their workplace. They are rarely able to become acquainted with the politicians they know from robo-calls and TV ads. Bongino has experienced the inner-workings of the national security apparatus and the failed political theater that we all feel but rarely understand. Using a mix of current events, an insider's analysis, and tales from his time protecting the president, he shows where clear and foreseeable leadership failures from our current administration led to grave consequences. From a broken political process to a president who consistently misreads the American people, he shows us where America has gone wrong and how we can fight back.


Under the cover of light : the extraordinary story of USAF Col Thomas "Jerry" Curtis's 7 1/2-year captivity in North Vietnam / Carole Engle Avriett ; foreword by retired USAF Col Carlyle "Smitty" Harris.

In 1965, Col. Thomas Jerry Curtis's helicopter was shot down over North Vietnam. He was immediately captured and spent 7 and a half years confined in a filthy 5' x 7' cell at the notorious Hanoi prison camp. Thousands of miles from home and unable to communicate with his wife and children, Jerry endured months of solitary confinement, suffocating heat, freezing cold, grueling physical and psychological torture, constant hunger, and unimaginable mental duress. And yet, time and again, the Light that darkness cannot overcome became his beacon of hope. Now, for the first time, Jerry shares the full story of his 2,703 days in captivity and what he learned about faith, hope, and the indomitable power of the human spirit.


Cocky roommate / Claire Kingsley.

He's such a bad idea. This roommate thing is not going to work. Kendra is a messy-haired, pajama-pants-wearing little ball of sass. The first thing she does is try to make friends with my random from the night before--giving her all sorts of bad ideas. I don't date. I don't use words like girlfriend, or I'll text you later. F*ck that. Relationships aren't for me. I'll give a woman a night she won't forget, but once it's over, I'm out. I keep people at a distance, and I have my reasons. But Kendra starts getting under my skin. And when my life crashes and burns--literally--Kendra is the only person I can count on. I'm not built for relationships, and Kendra is not a one night stand. But living with this girl sleeping one room away might just be the thing that kills me.Cocky Roommate is a stand-alone hate-to-lovers roommate romance with a definite HEA. It contains mature language and content, and is intended for a mature audience. Fair warning, Weston is a straight up a**hole. Or is he?


Hand of Mars / Glynn Stewart.

Three years ago, as ship's mage of the starship Blue Jay, Damien Montgomery was pursued to the edge of human space by both the agents and enemies of the mage-king of Mars before being brought in from the cold. Now, trained in new skills by the mage-king himself, Damien has been sent to the planet Ardennes alongside Alaura Stealey, hand of the king. A rebel movement there has destroyed cities while fighting a governor seemingly lost to corruption. But not all on Ardennes is as it seems. As allies become enemies and an entire world comes apart in chaos around him, Damien will find both his skills and integrity tested to the utter limit.


Beautiful on the outside : a memoir / Adam Rippon.

Beautiful on the outside : a memoir / Adam Rippon.
Former Olympic figure skater and self-professed America's Sweetheart Adam Rippon showcases his funny and inspiring personality in this entertaining memoir in the vein of Andy Cohen.Your mom probably told you it's what on the inside that counts. Well, then she was never a competitive figure skater. Olympic medalist Adam Rippon has been making it pretty for the judges even when, just below the surface, everything was an absolute mess. From traveling to practices on the Greyhound bus next to ex convicts to being so poor he could only afford to eat the free apples at his gym, Rippon got through the toughest times with a smile on his face, a glint in his eye, and quip ready for anyone listening. Beautiful on the Outside looks at his journey from a homeschooled kid in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to a self-professed American sweetheart on the world stage and all the disasters and self-delusions it took to get him there. Yeah, it may be what's on the inside that counts, but life is so much better when it's beautiful on the outside.


Heels of steel : a novel / Barbara Kavovit.

Heels of steel : a novel / Barbara Kavovit.
She's shattering the glass ceiling one building at a timeBridget Steele's father taught her two things: how to build and how to fight. With those skills, she created her own company and began building for New York City's elite. Often the only woman in the room, she's faced sexism, corruption and harassment, but armed with her designer hard hat and steel-toed stilettos, she's up for any challenge. Bridget figured out quickly she had to be ten times better just to be considered equal.Even with a stellar reputation, this scrappy young woman from the Bronx can't seem to gain access to the old boys' club. She doesn't fit in with the powerful men in commercial real estate and construction. But this single mom has learned how to play the game, and she never gives up. With her quick wit and determination, she won't let anyone get in the way of her dream--including the irresistible man who is also her biggest competitor. She's learned the hard way that if she wants the view from the top, she'll have to build it herself.


Derelict. Paul E. Cooley.

The Sol Federation Marine Corps vessel S&R Black was sent to recover an ancient derelict from the farthest edge of the Sol system. What they found could spell the end of humanity. Trapped aboard Mira, Corporal Kalimura and her squad face hostile alien creatures while desperately searching for a way to escape. The crew of S&R Black, meanwhile, discover the alien-infested Mira has brought back something else from outside the solar system, and it may mean the end for them all. Derelict: Destruction, the third installment of The Derelict Saga, is an action-packed mashup of suspense, military sci-fi, and space opera horror. Destruction continues to unfold both the exo-solar threat to humanity and an insidious AI conspiracy.


No escape claws / Sofie Ryan.

Sarah Grayson and her feline ally, Elvis, get a chance to see if their sleuthing skills are up to scratch in the sixth installment of the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat Mysteries.


Derelict. Paul E. Cooley.

Their mission was to recover an ancient derelict from the farthest edge of the Sol system. What they've found could spell the end of humanity. Trapped on the Mira, Corporal Kalimura must lead her squad of injured marines to safety. But, aboard the derelict, every shadow is a possible threat, and around every corner lurks another hazard. Without life support or gravity, and only their suit lights to see by, they must explore the ancient wreck to find a way to communicate with their ship and escape their hellish prison. The remaining crew aboard S&R Black struggle to tow Mira out of the path of an incoming Kuiper Belt Object only to realize that the non-sentient hazard is the least of their worries. Derelict: Tomb, book 2 of the Derelict Saga, is an action-packed mashup of suspense, military sci-fi, and space opera horror that will keep you guessing every turn of the page.


Tamed by the beast / Grace Goodwin.

Tamed by the beast /  Grace Goodwin.
When Tiffani is mated to an Atlan warrior believed lost to mating fever, she will stop at nothing to save him, including sneaking into an Atlan prison to seduce his beast....Sick and tired of the dead-end path her life is taking, Tiffani Wilson heads to the nearest Interstellar Bride processing center to start over. She's promised an amazing mate, an Atlan Warlord who will not only relish her plus sized body, but heal her lonely heart.Commander Deek of Atlan has lost control of his inner beast and sits in an Atlan prison cell awaiting execution. Unfortunately, nothing can save an unmated male.When Tiffani's transport to Atlan is denied due to her mate's unstable condition, she will stop at nothing to save him and the life she was promised. Her mate is out there, he's in trouble, and she knows she's the only one in the universe who can save him.Deek and his inner beast take one look at Tiffani's soft, lush body and know they will do anything to possess her, even if it means pushing her sensual limits or taking her over his knee. But it's not just Deek's tenuous hold on the beast that stands in the way of their happily-ever-after, for Deek's descent into mating fever was no accident, and his enemies will not surrender so easily.


The destroyer / Michael-Scott Earle.

The Empress almost has control of the world she was promised and soon her enemies will not be able to thwart her. There is just one man keeping her from her prize: Kaiyer. Contains mature themes.


Deadly assessments / Drew Hayes.

After several years as a vampire, starting a business, founding his own clan, and proposing to his girlfriend, Fred is finally beginning to settle into life as an undead accountant. Unfortunately, not everyone is happy about his continued survival, or the dangerous friends he's made along the way.The Blood Council has dispatched a representative to determine if Fred is fit for the position he currently fills as head of a clan, and the stakes for failure are deathly serious. Worse, Fred will have to muddle through without the help of Krystal, who is off on a mysterious task of her own. Saddled with a new bodyguard, Fred will have to prove he's got what it takes to be a respectable vampire, control his abilities, and lead a clan. Because if he can't, the House of Fred will be no more.


Mist's edge : a novel of the Broken Lands / T.A. White.

Mist's edge : a novel of the Broken Lands / T.A. White.
The pathfinder, Shea, has chosen to make a place for herself among her former captors, leaving behind her people and the life she once knew. However, not all welcome this outsider in their midst. Shea will find that surviving alone in the wilderness is child's play next to navigating the politics that come with her new position. Especially when it becomes evident that there are those out for her blood.As a new danger looms on the horizon, Shea and her warlord will need all the allies they can find. Because something is stirring in the barren lands from which all beasts are born. Something old and not seen since the last cataclysm. Can Shea protect her people from this new threat or will it be the dangers from within her own inner circle that destroy her?


Focal point : a proven system to simplify your life, double your productivity, and achieve all your goals / Brian Tracy.

Focal point : a proven system to simplify your life, double your productivity, and achieve all your goals / Brian Tracy.
Discover the true secret of high achievers, discover your focal point. The focal point is the one thing you should do at any given moment to get the best possible results in each area of your life. In this guide, author Brian Tracy, brgins together ideas on personal management in a simple, easy-to-use plan to help listeners analyze their lives in seven key areas and develop a goal and plan in each area. Learn how to gain control of your life, achieve success and be happy and fulfilled.


Within my heart / Tamera Alexander.

Within my heart /  Tamera Alexander.
Determined to fulfill her late husband's dream, Rachel Boyd struggles to keep her ranch afloat with the help of her two young sons. But some days it feels as though her every effort is sabotaged. When faced with a loss she cannot afford, she's forced to trust Rand Brookston, the one man in Timber Ridge she wishes to avoid. And with good reason. He's a physician, just like her father, which tells her everything she needs to know about him. Or so she thinks... Dr. Rand Brookston ventured west with the dream of bringing modern medicine to the wilds of the Colorado Rockies, but the townspeople have been slow to trust him. Just as slow in coming is Rand's dream to build the town a proper clinic. When a patient's life is threatened, Rand makes a choice--one that sends ripples through the town of Timber Ridge. And through Rachel Boyd's stubborn heart.


Garden of madness / Tracy L. Higley.

Garden of madness /  Tracy L. Higley.
Since her treaty marriage at a young age, Tia has lived an indulgent palace life. But when her husband dies and a nobleman is found murdered in the palace, Tia must discover who is responsible. As the queen plans to wed Tia to yet another prince, the powerful Shadir plots to expose the family's secret. Tia enlists the help of a reluctant Jewish captive, her late husband's brother Pedaiah, who challenges her notions of the gods even as he opens her heart to both truth and love.


Steel's edge / Ilona Andrews.

Steel's edge /  Ilona Andrews.
The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Wal-Mart and magic is a fairy tale--and the Weird, where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny...Charlotte de Ney is as noble as they come, a blueblood straight out of the Weird. But even though she possesses rare magical healing abilities, her life has brought her nothing but pain. After her marriage crumbles, she flees to the Edge to build a new home for herself. Until Richard Mar is brought to her for treatment, and Charlotte's life is turned upside down once again.Richard is a swordsman without peer, future head of his large and rambunctious Edger clan--and he's on a clandestine quest to wipe out slavers trafficking humans in the Weird. So when his presence leads his very dangerous enemies to Charlotte, she vows to help Richard destroy them. The slavers' operation, however, goes deeper than Richard knows, and even working together, Charlotte and Richard may not survive...


Shadowborn / David Dalglish.

Shadowborn /  David Dalglish.
The epic conclusion to USA Today bestseller David Dalglish's Seraphim Series.What started as a small rebellion has grown to all-out war, with the four minor islands uniting under the call for independence. But Kael Skyborn no longer trusts the mysterious leader of their rebellion, nor his disciples. Neither side seems willing to reveal the truth of the elemental prisms the Seraphim wield in battle, or the blood that keeps the islands from crashing down to the ocean below.Bree Skyborn is the Phoenix of Weshern and the face of the rebellion. But when Kael is captured and brought to Center for execution, Bree no longer cares about the war or the call for independence. All that matters is rescuing her brother and putting a stop to the violence for once and for all.Both sides hold secrets that could be their undoing.SeraphimSkybornFirebornShadowbornFor more from David Daglish, check out:ShadowdanceA Dance of CloaksA Dance of BladesA Dance of MirrorsA Dance of ShadowsA Dance of GhostsA Dance of Chaos


Defending boyhood : how building forts, reading stories, playing ball, and praying to God can change the world / Anthony Esolen.

Defending boyhood : how building forts, reading stories, playing ball, and praying to God can change the world / Anthony Esolen.
Western civilization has no more eloquent defender than Anthony Esolen, a man who has counted the cost, and paid it, of leading the way in that defense. Following on his compelling prior volume, Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity, Professor Esolen returns, this time in defense of boys and an experience of boyhood that is on the wane, if not extinguished in many quarters of the modern world--and to illuminate the threats our precious sons face from harridans, harpies, and all purveyors and promoters of political correctness and of the misguided and ultimately doomed-though not before it has done much mischief-project of blurring the distinctions between boys and girls. Drawing on his own, in many ways all-American boyhood, Esolen, at times wistfully, at times, playfully, and at times prophetically--in the literal sense of employing the thunder of an Old Testament prophet, details what a good boyhood once was and what it can be again. He does so in chapters inspiringly titled: The Arena to Enter Brothers to Gather Mountains to Climb The Man to Follow Work to Do Songs to Sing Enemies to Slay Life to GiveAnthony Esolen prescribes a return to sanity to an insane world. He may not be able to change the world, but enter into the world of boyhood with him and he just might change you and the lives of the boys you love.


Whispers of shadow & flame / L. Penelope.

Whispers of shadow & flame /  L. Penelope.
The Mantle that separates the kingdoms of Elsira and Lagrimar is about to fall. And life will drastically change for both kingdoms. Born with a deadly magic she cannot control, Kyara is forced to become an assassin. Known as the Poison Flame in the kingdom of Lagrimar, she is notorious and lethal, but secretly seeks freedom from both her untamed power and the blood spell that commands her. She is tasked with capturing the legendary rebel called the Shadowfox, but everything changes when she learns her target's true identity. Darvyn ol-Tahlyro may be the most powerful Earthsinger in generations, but guilt over those he couldn't save tortures him daily. He isn't sure he can trust the mysterious young woman who claims to need his help, but when he discovers Kyara can unlock the secrets of his past, he can't stay away. Kyara and Darvyn grapple with betrayal, old promises, and older prophecies-all while trying to stop a war. And when a new threat emerges, they must beat the odds to save both kingdoms.


Marxism : philosophy and economics / Thomas Sowell.

Marxism : philosophy and economics / Thomas Sowell.
Marxism is a term that many people freely use, but few seem to grasp its implications. Sowell's book is the antidote to this problem. He writes in a fluid and easy-to-follow manner, leading the listener through the Marxian scheme of ideas. Along the way, he shatters some existing interpretations of Marx-interpretations that have developed through repetition rather than through scholarship.


The meaning of Matthew : my son's murder in Laramie, and a world transformed / Judy Shepard.

The meaning of Matthew : my son's murder in Laramie, and a world transformed / Judy Shepard.
The mother of Matthew Shepard shares her story about her son's death and the choice she made to become an international gay rights activist. Today, the name Matthew Shepard is synonymous with gay rights, but before his grisly murder in 1998, Matthew was simply her son. For the first time in book form, Judy Shepard speaks about her loss, sharing memories of Matthew, their life as a typical American family, and the pivotal event that changed everything. The book follows the Shepard family in the days after the crime, when their incapacitated son was on life support; how they learned of the response from strangers all across America who held candlelit vigils and memorial services for their child; and finally, how they struggled to navigate the legal system as Matthew's murderers were on trial. It not only captures the historical significance and civil rights issues, but it also chronicles one ordinary woman's struggle to cope with the unthinkable.--From publisher description.


Retire before mom and dad : the simple numbers behind a lifetime of financial freedom / Rob Berger.

Retire before mom and dad : the simple numbers behind a lifetime of financial freedom / Rob Berger.
It's time to claim your financial freedom.All you need is a roadmap to follow and you can create a life most people only dream about. A life free from financial stress. A life full of what matters most to you.In Retire Before Mom and Dad, you'll learn how to unlock the superpower inside of you that is capable of transforming almost any income into lasting financial freedom. And, you'll discover that it's not about scrimping and sacrificing to get there.Forbes Deputy Editor and Personal Finance Expert, Rob Berger, will teach you:The 5 money myths that are keeping you from a life of financial freedomThe step-by-step plan you need to save money without giving up your favorite hobbiesHow the rule of 857 turns pocket change into thousands in savingsThe superpower you have to become wealthy on just about any incomeHow to achieve financial freedom with AutoPilot investingThe 7 Levels of Financial Freedom and what it takes to reach each levelChange the way you see money. Instead of trying to buy happiness that is always one more purchase away, your money will buy your freedom. What you do with that freedom is up to you.You only have one life to live. Make it count.


Real Good Duet / Meghan March.

Real Good ManFall for a woman over text messages? No way in hell. Reality can never be as good as the fantasy, right? Wrong. It's better. Banner Regent is smart, funny, and she's so far out of my league, she might as well be royalty. I'm a mechanic from Kentucky. She's a New York City party girl.We were never supposed to meet, but one text started something neither of us saw coming. How do you seduce the woman who already has everything? Show her what it's like to be with a real good man.Real Good LoveI've had my fair share of bad boys, but nothing prepared me for what it was like to be with a real good man. Logan Brantley changed everything. Somewhere along the way, what started as a fling became the best part of my life. He makes me want all the things I've never had, like forever and happily ever after, but nothing worth having comes easily. Everyone is betting on us to fail, but I'm ready to fight for this real good love.


Two crosses : a novel / Elizabeth Musser.

Two crosses : a novel / Elizabeth Musser.
The glimmering Huguenot cross she innocently wears leads her deep into the shadows. When Gabriella Madison arrives in France in 1961 to continue her university studies, she doesn't anticipate being drawn into the secretive world behind the Algerian war for independence from France. And the further she delves into the war efforts, the more her faith is challenged. The people who surround her bring a whirlwind of transforming forces - a wise nun who knows more about the war and Gabriella's past than she's saying, a lost lilttle girl who is carrying secret information, and a debonair man with unknown loyalties who pursues Gabriella. When she discovers a long hidden family secret, it leads to questions about trust, faith in action, and the power of forgiveness to move beyond the pain of the past.


The 57 bus : a true story of two teenagers and the crime that changed their lives / by Dashka Slater.

This riveting nonfiction book for teens about race, class, gender, crime, and punishment tells the true story of an agender teen who was set on fire by another teen while riding a bus in Oakland, California. One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. The case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight.


Warrior's creed : a life of preparing for and facing the impossible / Roger Sparks and Don Rearden.

Warrior's creed : a life of preparing for and facing the impossible / Roger Sparks and Don Rearden.
The riveting story of how a boy raised amidst a biker gang became an elite Marine and pararescue warrior. Absence of self is my sword comprises the final line in The Warrior's Creed, a 14th-century poem written by an unknown Japanese Samurai. This is the code Master Sergeant Roger Sparks embodied as a Marine-turned-Alaskan Pararescueman. A living legend in the military, Sparks first made a name for himself in the elite Marine Force Reconnaissance. He went on to become an instructor, training future reconnaissance marines with unorthodox and ancient indigenous warrior instruction. A decade later, the same methods would earn him a Silver Star, and keep him alive, when he hoisted into a maelstrom of violence to rescue an embattled platoon of Rangers and CIA operatives in the rugged mountains of eastern Afghanistan. Born into the tough code of honor, family and brotherhood of a notorious bike gang, Roger Sparks rose from the streets of Dallas to become a distinguished instructor in Marine Force Recon and a Silver Star recipient as a Master Sergeant for the Alaska 212th Pararescue. A raw and exhilarating tale of guts, grit, and heart, Warrior's Creed recounts spine-crushing special operations trainings, heroic and heartbreaking Alaskan wilderness rescues, and the deadly and daring rescue in the rugged Watapur Valley in Afghanistan.


The bourbon king : the life and crimes of George Remus, prohibition's evil genius / Bob Batchelor.

The bourbon king : the life and crimes of George Remus, prohibition's evil genius / Bob Batchelor.
October 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Volstead Act, which put the enforcement teeth into Prohibition. But the law didn't stop George Remus from cornering the boozy, illegal liquor marketplace and amassing a fortune that eclipsed $200 million (the equivalent of $4.75 billion today). As eminent documentarian Ken Burns proclaimed, Remus was to bootlegging what Rockefeller was to oil. Author Bob Batchelor has unearthed a treasure trove of untapped historical archives to cover the life, times, and crimes of the man who ran the largest bootlegging operation in America-larger and more powerful than that of Al Capone-and a man who was considered one of the best criminal defense lawyers of his era. Love, murder, mountains of cash, bribery, political intrigue, rivers of bourbon, and a grand spectacle like few before it, the tale of George Remus transcends the era and provides listeners with a lens into the dark heart of Prohibition's Bourbon Trail, the thirst of the American people, and their fascination with crime.


Unwasted : my lush sobriety / Sacha Z. Scoblic.

The single glass of wine with dinner . . . the cold beer on a hot day . . . the champagne flute raised in a toast . . . what I'd drink if Hunter S. Thompson wanted to get wasted with me . . . these are my fantasies lately. Too bad I've gone sober. When Sacha Z. Scoblic was drinking, she was a rock star; the days were rough and the nights filled with laughter and blackouts. Then she gave it up. She had to. Here are her adventures in an utterly and maddeningly sober world . . . and how she discovered that nothing is as odd and fantastic as life without a drink in hand . . .


Cat's Paw, Inc. / L.L. Thrasher.

Cat's Paw, Inc. /  L.L. Thrasher.
People hire me, Zack Smith, to pull their chestnuts out of the fire. This time I have to track down a fourteen-year-old runaway, Jessica. Her trail leads to the streets of Portland, where pimps, drug dealers, and pornographers offer runaways an illusory


In defense of elitism : why I'm better than you and you're better than someone who didn't buy this book / Joel Stein.

In defense of elitism : why I'm better than you and you're better than someone who didn't buy this book / Joel Stein.
From Thurber finalist and former star TIME columnist Joel Stein comes a brilliant exploration (Walter Isaacson) of America's political culture war and a hilarious call to arms for the elite.I can think of no one more suited to defend elitism than Stein, a funny man with hands as delicate as a baby full of soft-boiled eggs.--Jimmy Kimmel, host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!The night Donald Trump won the presidency, our author Joel Stein, Thurber Prize finalist and former staff writer for Time Magazine, instantly knew why. The main reason wasn't economic anxiety or racism. It was that he was anti-elitist. Hillary Clinton represented Wall Street, academics, policy papers, Davos, international treaties and the people who think they're better than you. People like Joel Stein. Trump represented something far more appealing, which was beating up people like Joel Stein. In a full-throated defense of academia, the mainstream press, medium-rare steak, and civility, Joel Stein fights against populism. He fears a new tribal elite is coming to replace him, one that will fend off expertise of all kinds and send the country hurtling backward to a time of wars, economic stagnation and the well-done steaks doused with ketchup that Trump eats. To find out how this shift happened and what can be done, Stein spends a week in Roberts County, Texas, which had the highest percentage of Trump voters in the country. He goes to the home of Trump-loving Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams; meets people who create fake news; and finds the new elitist organizations merging both right and left to fight the populists. All the while using the biggest words he knows.


Ordinary girls / Jaquira Diaz.

Ordinary girls /  Jaquira Diaz.
Ordinary Girls is a fierce, beautiful, and unflinching memoir from a wildly talented debut author. While growing up in housing projects in Puerto Rico and Miami Beach, Jaquira Diaz found herself caught between extremes: as her family split apart and her mother battled schizophrenia, she was surrounded by the love of her friends; as she longed for a family and home, she found instead a life upended by violence. From her own struggles with depression and sexual assault to Puerto Rico's history of colonialism, every page of Ordinary Girls vibrates with music and lyricism. Diaz triumphantly maps a way out of despair toward love and hope to become her version of the girl she always wanted to be. With a story reminiscent of Tara Westover's Educated, Roxane Gay's Hunger, and Terese Marie Mailhot's Heart Berries, Jaquira Diaz delivers a memoir that reads as electrically as a novel.


Jesus : apocalyptic prophet of the new millennium / Bart D. Ehrman.

In this highly accessible discussion, Bart Ehrman examines the most recent textual and archaeological sources for the life of Jesus, along with the history of first-century Palestine, drawing a fascinating portrait of the man and his teachings. Ehrman shows us what historians have long known about the Gospels and the man who stands behind them. Through a careful evaluation of the New Testament (and other surviving sources, including the more recently discovered Gospels of Thomas and Peter), Ehrman proposes that Jesus can be best understood as an apocalyptic prophet-a man convinced that the world would end dramatically within the lifetime of his apostles and that a new kingdom would be created on earth. According to Ehrman, Jesus's belief in a coming apocalypse and his expectation of an utter reversal in the world's social organization not only underscores the radicalism of his teachings but also sheds light on both the appeal of his message to society's outcasts and the threat he posed to Jerusalem's established leadership.


The other side of the coin : the Queen, the dresser and the wardrobe / Angela Kelly.

The other side of the coin : the Queen, the dresser and the wardrobe / Angela Kelly.
In The Other Side of the Coin, The Queen has personally given Angela her blessing to share their extraordinary bond with the world. Whether it's preparing for a formal occasion or brightening Her Majesty's day with a playful joke, Angela's priority is to serve and support. Sharing never-before-seen photographs - many from Angela's own private collection - and charming anecdotes of their time spent together, this revealing book provides memorable insights into what it's like to work closely with The Queen, to curate her wardrobe and to discover a true and lasting connection along the way


Vicksburg : Grant's campaign that broke the Confederacy / Donald L. Miller.

Vicksburg : Grant's campaign that broke the Confederacy / Donald L. Miller.
The astonishing story of the longest and most decisive military campaign of the Civil War in Vicksburg, Mississippi, which opened the Mississippi River, split the Confederacy, freed tens of thousands of slaves, and made Ulysses S. Grant the most important general of the war. Vicksburg, Mississippi, was the last stronghold of the Confederacy on the Mississippi River. It prevented the Union from using the river for shipping between the Union-controlled Midwest and New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico. The Union navy tried to take Vicksburg, which sat on a high bluff overlooking the river, but couldn't do it. General Grant moved his army south and joined forces with Admiral Porter, but even together they could not come up with a successful plan. At one point Grant even tried to build a canal so that the river could be diverted away from Vicksburg. In Vicksburg, Donald L. Miller tells the full story of this year-long campaign to win the city. He brings to life all the drama, characters, and significance of Vicksburg, a historic moment that rivals any war story in history. Grant's efforts repeatedly failed until he found a way to lay siege and force the city to capitulate. In the course of the campaign, tens of thousands of slaves fled to the Union lines, where more than twenty thousand became soldiers, while others seized the plantations they had been forced to work on, destroying the economy of a large part of Mississippi and creating a social revolution. Ultimately, Vicksburg was the battle that solidified Grant's reputation as the Union's most capable general. Today no general would ever be permitted to fail as often as Grant did, but in the end he succeeded in what he himself called the most important battle of the war, the one that all but sealed the fate of the Confederacy.


Find me : a novel / André Aciman.

Find me : a novel / André Aciman.
This program is read by Michael Stuhlbarg, the actor who played Professor Samuel Perlman in Luca Guadagnino's critically-acclaimed film, Call Me by Your Name. A bonus conversation between Michael Stuhlbarg and Andr? Aciman is included at the end of the program. In this spellbinding exploration of the varieties of love, the author of the worldwide bestseller Call Me by Your Name revisits its complex and beguiling characters decades after their first meeting. No novel in recent memory has spoken more movingly to contemporary readers about the nature of love than Andr? Aciman's haunting Call Me by Your Name . First published in 2007, it was hailed as a love letter, an invocation ... an exceptionally beautiful book (Stacey D'Erasmo, The New York Times Book Review ). Nearly three quarters of a million copies have been sold, and the book became a much-loved, Academy Award?winning film starring Timoth?e Chalamet as the young Elio and Armie Hammer as Oliver, the graduate student with whom he falls in love. In Find Me , Aciman shows us Elio's father, Samuel, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who has become a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train with a beautiful young woman upends Sami's plans and changes his life forever. Elio soon moves to Paris, where he, too, has a consequential affair, while Oliver, now a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic. Aciman is a master of sensibility, of the intimate details and the emotional nuances that are the substance of passion. Find Me brings us back inside the magic circle of one of our greatest contemporary romances to ask if, in fact, true love ever dies.


The silent thaw / Erin Hunter.

The silent thaw /  Erin Hunter.
The #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series continues! Discover more epic adventures in the second book in the action-packed Broken Code story arc. ThunderClan's leader, Bramblestar, has been behaving erratically after losing one of his nine lives, and suspicion is quickly spreading across Clan borders. And when a strange apparition sparks unrest in SkyClan and ShadowClan, each warrior must decide where their allegiances lie?with their Clan, or the warrior code itself. Packed with action and intrigue, this sixth Warriors series is the perfect introduction for readers new to the Warriors world, while dedicated fans will be thrilled to discover the new adventures that unfold after the events of A Vision of Shadows.


Uni the unicorn and the dream come true / Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

Uni the unicorn and the dream come true /  Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager reunite to bring us a sparkly, magical sequel to Uni the Unicorn! The Land of Unicorns is in trouble--it has been raining and raining for what seems like forever. This is a big problem because there are only three ways that unicorns can get their magic: from the golden sun, from magnificent rainbows, and from the sparkle of believing. Luckily, Uni the Unicorn has always always always believed...that little girls are REAL. Join this very special unicorn and the little girl who believes right back as they finally meet and work together to save a magical land and all who live there! Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager reunite to revive this world glowing with possibility and hope that is the stuff of childhood fantasies.


Wonder / R.J. Palacio.

Wonder /  R.J. Palacio.
Auggie è un ragazzo normale, ma con una faccia... straordinaria! Nato con il volto deforme, protetto dalla sua meravigliosa famiglia per i primi dieci anni della sua vita, adesso, per la prima volta, deve affrontare la scuola. Chi gli siederà vicino? Chi lo guarderà dritto negli occhi? Auggie è sfortunato, ma tenace e sa vedere il lato buffo delle cose. Riuscirà a convincere i suoi compagni che lui è proprio come loro, nonostante le apparenze?


Your house will pay : a novel / Steph Cha.

Your house will pay : a novel / Steph Cha.
With Your House Will Pay, Steph Cha has taken a dark moment in Los Angeles's violent history and cracked it wide open, creating a prism of understanding--of the pull of generational violence and its enduring devastation, but also of the power of human grace against all odds. It's a touching portrait of two families bound together by a split-second decision that tore a hole through an entire city.--Attica Locke, Edgar-Award winning author of Bluebird, BluebirdIn the wake of the police shooting of a black teenager, Los Angeles is as tense as it's been since the unrest of the early 1990s. But Grace Park and Shawn Matthews have their own problems. Grace is sheltered and largely oblivious, living in the Valley with her Korean-immigrant parents, working long hours at the family pharmacy. She's distraught that her sister hasn't spoken to their mother in two years, for reasons beyond Grace's understanding. Shawn has already had enough of politics and protest after an act of violence shattered his family years ago. He just wants to be left alone to enjoy his quiet life in Palmdale.But when another shocking crime hits LA, both the Park and Matthews families are forced to face down their history while navigating the tumult of a city on the brink of more violence.


The Bodies in the Library / Marty Wingate.

Hayley Burke's fresh start as the curator of The First Edition Society's library in Bath, England, is about to take a rotten turn in this charming new mystery series from USA Today bestselling author Marty Wingate.Hayley Burke has landed a dream job. She is the new curator of Lady Georgiana Fowling's First Edition library. The library is kept at Middlebank House, a lovely Georgian home in Bath, England. Hayley lives on the premises and works with the finicky Glynis Woolgar, Lady Fowling's former secretary.Mrs. Woolgar does not like Hayley's ideas to modernize The First Edition Society and bring in fresh blood. And she is not even aware of the fact that Hayley does not know the first thing about the Golden Age of Mysteries. Hayley is faking it till she makes it, and one of her plans to breathe new life into the Society is actually taking flight--an Agatha Christie fan fiction writers group is paying dues to meet up at Middlebank House.But when one of the group is found dead in the venerable stacks of the library, Hayley has to catch the killer to save the Society and her new job.


Apple cider slaying / Julie Anne Lindsey.

Apples are at the core of the family business run by Winona Mae Montgomery and her Granny Smythe. But this year's crop is unseasonably ripe with murder . . . ONE ROTTEN APPLE Blossom Valley, West Virginia, is home to Smythe Orchards, Winnie and her Granny's beloved twenty-five-acre farm and family business. But any way you slice it, it's struggling. That's why they're trying to drum up business with the First Annual Christmas at the Orchard, a good old-fashioned holiday festival with enough delicious draw to satisfy apple-picking locals and cider-loving tourists alike-until the whole endeavor takes a sour turn when the body of Nadine Cooper, Granny's long-time, grudge-holding nemesis, is found lodged in the apple press. Now, with Granny the number one suspect, Winnie is hard-pressed to prove her innocence before the real killer delivers another murder . . .


Running with Sherman : the donkey with the heart of a hero / Christopher McDougall.

Running with Sherman : the donkey with the heart of a hero / Christopher McDougall.
From the first page to the last, Running with Sherman is a delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor. I quickly fell in love with Sherman and the colorful cast of two- and four-legged characters that surrounded him. Christopher McDougall is a gifted storyteller who gets to the heart of the human-animal connection. --John Grogan, author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog. A heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America. When Chris McDougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. But when he arrived, Sherman was in such bad shape he could barely move, and his hair was coming out in clumps. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman's body but to heal his mind as well. It turns out the best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job, and so Chris decided to teach Sherman how to run. He'd heard about burro racing--a unique type of race where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back to mining days--and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado. Easier said than done. In the course of Sherman's training, Chris would have to recruit several other runners, both human and equine, and call upon the wisdom of burro racers, goat farmers, Amish running club members, and a group of irrepressible female long-haul truckers. Along the way, he shows us the life-changing power of animals, nature, and community.


Edison / Edmund Morris.

From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris comes a revelatory new biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific genius in American history. Although Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) was the most famous American of his time, and remains an international name today, he is mostly remembered only for the gift of universal electric light. His invention of the first practical incandescent lamp 140 years ago so dazzled the world--already reeling from his invention of the phonograph and dozens of other revolutionary devices--that it cast a shadow over his later achievements. In all, this near-deaf genius (I haven't heard a bird sing since I was twelve years old) patented 1,093 inventions, not including others, such as the X-ray fluoroscope, that he left unlicensed for the benefit of medicine. One of the achievements of this staggering new biography, the first major life of Edison in more than twenty years, is that it portrays the unknown Edison--the philosopher, the futurist, the chemist, the botanist, the wartime defense adviser, the founder of nearly 250 companies--as fully as it deconstructs the Edison of mythological memory. Edmund Morris, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, brings to the task all the interpretive acuity and literary elegance that distinguished his previous biographies of Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, and Ludwig van Beethoven. A trained musician, Morris is especially equipped to recount Edison's fifty-year obsession with recording technology and his pioneering advances in the synchronization of movies and sound. Morris sweeps aside conspiratorial theories positing an enmity between Edison and Nikola Tesla, and presents proof of their mutually admiring, if wary, relationship. Enlightened by seven years of research among the five million pages of original documents preserved in Edison's huge laboratory at West Orange, New Jersey, and privileged to family papers still held in trust, Morris is also able to bring his subject to life on the page--the adored yet autocratic and often neglectful husband of two wives and father of six children. If the great man who emerges from it is less of a sentimental hero than an overwhelming force of nature, driven onward by compulsive creativity, then Edison is at last getting his biographical due.


Owl be home for Christmas : a Meg Langslow mystery / Donna Andrews.

~~It's a few days before Christmas, and Meg's grandfather is hosting a scientific conference on owls at the Caerphilly Inn. Most of the family are there, helping out in one capacity or another, including Meg's grandmother, Cordelia--invited by Grandfather in a rare gesture of peace-making, to share her expertise on rehabilitating large birds, including owls. An unexpectedly severe snow storm traps the conference-goers in the hotel, and one of the visiting ornithologists is murdered. Even if Caerphilly is able to clear the roads in time, Chief Burke doesn't want the various suspects to scatter to half a dozen continents before he identifies the killer, so there's a very real possibility that none of them will make it home for Christmas... at least not unless Meg comes to the rescue.


The duke's stolen bride / Sophie Jordan.

The duke's stolen bride /  Sophie Jordan.
An urgent dilemma. To save her impoverished family, Marian Langley will become a mistress. But she will not be just any mistress. Marian intends to become so skilled, so coveted, that she can set her own terms, retaining control over her body and her fate. Only one problem remains: finding a tutor. A scandalous solution. Other men deprive themselves of pleasure for propriety's sake. Nathaniel, Duke of Warrington, would much rather be depraved. He slakes his desires with professionals who ask nothing of him but his coin. Marian's proposal-that he train her without taking her virtue-is an intriguing diversion, until their lessons in seduction spin out of control. And a most unlikely duchess. When Marian is blackmailed into engagement by a man she despises, Nate impulsively steals her away. Though he never intended to take a wife, he can't tolerate the idea of Marian forfeiting her freedom to another. But can he bear to give her what she demands-a real marriage?


Welcoming the Unwelcome : Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World / Pema Chodron.

From the bestselling author of When Things Fall Apart, an open-hearted call for human connection, compassion, and learning to love the world just as it is during these most challenging times. In her first new book of spiritual teachings in over seven years, Pema Chödrön offers a combination of wisdom, heartfelt reflections, and the signature mix of humor and insight that have made her a beloved figure to turn to during times of change. In an increasingly polarized world, Pema shows us how to strengthen our abilities to find common ground, even when we disagree, and influence our environment in positive ways. Sharing never-before told personal stories from her remarkable life, simple and powerful everyday practices, and directly relatable advice, Pema encourages us all to become triumphant bodhisattvas--compassionate beings--in times of hardship. Welcoming the Unwelcome includes teachings on the true meaning of karma, recognizing the basic goodness in ourselves and the people we share our lives with--even the most challenging ones, transforming adversity into opportunities for growth, and freeing ourselves from the empty and illusory labels that separate us. Pema also provides step-by-step guides to a basic sitting meditation and a compassion meditation that anyone can use to bring light to the darkness we face, wherever and whatever it may be.


Medallion status : true stories from secret rooms / John Hodgman.

[An] affecting and hilarious meditation on fame and prestige as seen through the lens of an airline loyalty program.--The AV ClubA hilarious and honest new book in which John Hodgman, New York Times bestselling author of Vacationland, leaves vacation behind and gets back to work as a still somewhat famous person . . . and then loses his jobAfter spending most of his twenties pursuing a career as a literary agent, John Hodgman decided to try his own hand at writing. Following an appearance to promote one of his books on The Daily Show, he was invited to return as a contributor. This led to an unexpected and, frankly, implausible career in front of the camera that has lasted to this very day, or at least until 2016.In these pages, Hodgman explores the strangeness of his career, speaking plainly of fame, especially at the weird, marginal level he enjoyed it. Through these stories you will learn many things that only John Hodgman knows, such as how to prepare for a nude scene with an oboe, or what it feels like to go to a Hollywood party and realize that you are not nearly as famous as the Property Brothers, or, for that matter, those two famous corgis from Instagram. And there are stories about how, when your television gig is canceled, you can console yourself with the fact that all of that travel that made your young son so sad at least left you with a prize: platinum medallion status with your airline.Both unflinchingly funny and deeply heartfelt, Medallion Status is a thoughtful examination of status, fame, and identity--and about the way we all deal with those moments when we realize we aren't platinum status anymore and will have to get comfortable in that middle seat again.


The twisted ones / T. Kingfisher.

The twisted ones /  T. Kingfisher.
When a young woman clears out her deceased grandmother's home in rural North Carolina, she finds long-hidden secrets about a strange colony of beings in the woods in this chilling novel that reads like The Blair Witch Project meets The Andy Griffith Show. When Mouse's dad asks her to clean out her dead grandmother's house, she says yes. After all, how bad could it be' Answer: pretty bad. Grandma was a hoarder, and her house is stuffed with useless rubbish. That would be horrific enough, but there's more-Mouse stumbles across her step-grandfather's journal, which at first seems to be filled with nonsensical rantsuntil Mouse encounters some of the terrifying things he described for herself. Alone in the woods with her dog, Mouse finds herself face to face with a series of impossible terrors-because sometimes the things that go bump in the night are real, and they're looking for you. And if she doesn't face them head on, she might not survive to tell the tale. From Hugo Award-winning author Ursula Vernon, writing as T. Kingfisher, The Twisted Ones is a gripping, terrifying tale bound to keep you up all night-from both fear and anticipation of what happens next.


One of our Thursdays is missing : a novel / Jasper Fforde.

One of our Thursdays is missing : a novel / Jasper Fforde.
The threat of all-out Genre war looms over BookWorld. But with the real Thursday Next retired in the real world, the Council of Genres has no other choice than to tap the fictional Thursday to save the day. Her mission as emissary is to prevent the brewing war--but her task is made more difficult by a hidden foe manipulating events.


We met in December : a novel / Rosie Curtis.

We met in December : a novel / Rosie Curtis.
Following a year in the life of a twenty-something British woman who falls hard for her London flat mate, this clever, fun, and unforgettable romantic comedy is the perfect feel-good holiday listen.Two people. One house. A year that changes everything.Twenty-nine-year-old Jess is following her dream and moving to London. It's December, and she's taking a room in a crumbling, but grand, Notting Hill house-share with four virtual strangers. On her first night, Jess meets Alex, the guy sharing her floor, at a Christmas dinner hosted by her landlord. They don't kiss, but as far as Jess is concerned the connection is clear. She starts planning how they will knock down the wall between them to spend more time together.But when Jess returns from a two-week Christmas holiday, she finds Alex has started dating someone else--beautiful Emma, who lives on the floor above them. Now Jess faces a year of bumping into (hell, sharing a bathroom with) the man of her dreams...and the woman of his.


The starless sea : a novel / Erin Morgenstern.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world--a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues--a bee, a key, and a sword--that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library hidden far below the surface of the earth. What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians--it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also of those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose--in both the mysterious book and in his own life.Read by Dominic Hoffman, with a full cast:Dominic Hoffman reading the Zachary Ezra Rawlins storyline Dion Graham reading the Sweet Sorrows storyline Bahni Turpin reading excerpts from the Secret Diary of Katrina Hawkins Fiona Hardingham reading The Ballad of Simon and Eleanor Allan Corduner reading Fortunes and Fables Jorjeana Marie reading Another place, another time


Resistance (at all costs) : how Trump haters are breaking America / Kimberley Strassel.

Resistance (at all costs) : how Trump haters are breaking America / Kimberley Strassel.
Wall Street Journal columnist and bestselling author Kim Strassel argues how the all-out Resistance has become dangerously reckless in its obstruction of President Trump.Among the most consistent and aggressive criticisms of Donald Trump is that he is a threat to American democracy--a human wrecking ball demolishing our most basic values and institutions. Resistance (At All Costs) makes the opposite case--that it is Trump's critics, in their zeal to oppose the president, who are undermining our foundations.From the FBI's unprecedented counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign, to bureaucratic sabotage, to media partisanship, to the drive-by character assassination of Trump nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the president's foes have thrown aside norms, due process and the rule of law.Resistance (At All Costs) shows that the reaction to Trump will prove far more consequential and damaging to our nation long-term than Trump's time in office.


Dumbing us down : the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling / John Taylor Gatto ; foreword by Thomas Moore.

Dumbing us down : the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling / John Taylor Gatto ; foreword by Thomas Moore.
Thirty years in New York City's public schools led John Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders like cogs in an industrial machine. This book is collection of essays and speeches and includes a describes the wide-spread impact of the book and Gatto's guerrilla teaching.


Kiss the girls and make them cry / Mary Higgins Clark.

Kiss the girls and make them cry /  Mary Higgins Clark.
An electrifying new thriller from Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark! When investigative journalist Gina Kane receives an email from a CRyan describing her terrible experience while working at REL, a high-profile television news network, including the comment and I'm not the only one, Gina knows she has to pursue the story. But when Ryan goes silent, Gina is shocked to discover the young woman has died tragically in a Jet Ski accident while on holiday. Meanwhile, REL counsel Michael Carter finds himself in a tricky spot. Several female employees have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct. Carter approaches the CEO, offering to persuade the victims to accept settlements in exchange for their silence. It's a risky endeavor, but it could well make him rich. As more allegations emerge and the company's IPO draws near, Carter's attempts to keep the story from making headlines are matched only by Gina Kane's determination to uncover the truth. Was Ryan's death truly an accident? And when another accuser turns up dead, Gina realizes someone?or some people?will go to depraved lengths to keep the story from seeing the light.


Wrong for me / Jackie Ashenden.

Wrong for me /  Jackie Ashenden.
After eight years in prison, Levi Rush is finally out and back on the gritty streets of Detroit to claim the future he was owed. A future that includes the one woman he's wanted for years--his former best friend Rachel. She's the reason he went inside and if getting her to do what he wants means buying the building that houses her tattoo studio and using it as leverage, then that's what he'll do. Because if there's one thing he's learned inside it's that if you want to win, you have to play dirty. Rachel Hamilton is a tattoo artist and one hell of a tough girl. Detroit is her home, and she's determined to make it a better place. But her plans are threatened when her old friend Levi reappears and gives her an ultimatum: she gives herself to him body and soul, or else she and her business are out on the street. Levi's got no room in his heart for anything but anger and the lust he's been carrying around for so long. But the only thing stronger than the secrets of their shared past is their fiery attraction to each other...


One potato, two potato, dead / Lynn Cahoon.

Angie Turner's restaurant, The County Seat, is conveniently located near a first-class farmers market--so her menu is full of fresh ingredients. But a visiting culinary professor has just had a taste of something very unhealthy...


The whispers / Lisa Unger.

The whispers /  Lisa Unger.
It's a day like any other day for Eloise Montgomery -- until tragedy strikes. While she is recovering from a horrible accident that takes the lives of her husband and oldest daughter, and as she works to help her younger daughter move forward, Eloise experiences her first psychic vision. The Whispers is the first in a series of three stories that will feature Eloise -- as she struggles to understand her newfound gifts and use them to save the lost women and girls who need her help.


Jeffrey Gitomer's little red book of selling : 12.5 principles of sales greatness : how to make sales forever / Jeffrey Gitomer.

Jeffrey Gitomer's little red book of selling : 12.5 principles of sales greatness : how to make sales forever / Jeffrey Gitomer.
Sales guru Jeffrey Gitomer reads his inspiring #1 bestseller--the sales and motivational classic that has helped millions achieve sales greatness!


Sweet hearts / Connie Shelton.

Sweet hearts /  Connie Shelton.
Things are crazy at the bakery, as Sam tries to replicate the magical chocolates that the quirky Romanian chocolatier introduced at Christmas-time. Meanwhile, there are lots of weddings, in addition to her own, and other pastry shop demands during this romantic holiday week. While Sam tries to keep up with it all, another mystery comes her way. Marla Fresques needs to find her missing son. The woman is dying and wants her son home to raise the daughter he left behind. When Sam learns that the authorities dropped the case years ago, she feels she must help. Can she find the missing man? Or will she resort to using her uncanny healing powers to cure Marla's illness? Through all this, Sam's life becomes further complicated by the fact that an ex-girlfriend of Beau's shows up in town, determined to win him back.


The shadows / J.R. Ward.

The shadows /  J.R. Ward.
Two brothers bound by more than blood discover a conspiracy that will change their destiny in the astonishing all-new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, the frighteningly addictive (Publishers Weekly) series by #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward.


Night's blaze / Donna Grant.

Night's blaze /  Donna Grant.
In Book 5 in Donna Grant's Dark King series, Rhys and Lily risk being hurt by love for the chance at salvation.


Nothing to see here / Kevin Wilson.

Nothing to see here /  Kevin Wilson.
Kevin Wilson's best book yet-a moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with remarkable and disturbing abilities Lillian and Madison were the unlikeliest of roommates at their elite boarding school: Madison, the daughter of a prominent Atlanta family, being groomed for greatness; Lillian, a scholarship student, plucked out of nowhere based solely on her intellect and athletic prowess. The two were as tight as could be, reveling in their unique weirdnesses, until Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly. Years later, the two have lost touch, but Madison writes and begs Lillian for help. Her husband's twin stepkids are moving in with them and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there's a catch: the twins can spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a disturbing but beautiful way. Disbelieving at first but ultimately too intrigued by these strange children, Lillian agrees. And as they hunker down in the pool house, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other-and stay cool-just as Madison's family is bracing for a major announcement. It all seems impossible to manage, but Lillian soon accepts that she and the children need each other, urgently and fiercely.With a white-hot wit and a big, tender heart, Kevin Wilson has written a most unusual story of deep parental love that proves to be his best book yet.


Tell me no lies / Shelley Noble.

Tell me no lies /  Shelley Noble.
Rise and shine, Countess, you're about to have a visitor. Lady Dunbridge was not about to let a little thing like the death of her husband ruin her social life. She's come to New York City, ready to take the dazzling world of Gilded Age Manhattan by storm. The social events of the summer have been amusing but Lady Phil is searching for more excitement--and she finds it, when an early morning visitor arrives, begging for her help. After all, Lady Phil has been known to be useful in a crisis. Especially when the crisis involves a the untimely death of a handsome heir. With the elegant Plaza Hotel and Metropolitan Museum of Art as the backdrop, romance, murder, and scandals abound. Someone simply must do something. And Lady Dunbridge is happy to oblige.


The ghost and the femme fatale / Cleo Coyle, writing as Alice Kimberly.

A film festival gone noir gives bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and her ghostly companion a big screen caper to solve in this Haunted Bookshop mystery from Cleo Coyle, writing as Alice Kimberly.The Movie Town Theater is holding its first ever Film Noir Festival, with Pen handling book sales for the guest speakers, including screen actress Hedda Geist. The legendary femme fatale has been out of the spotlight for decades. Unfortunately, the moment she steps back into it, she's nearly killed. Then other guests start to die, and Penelope wants to know why her little town's Film Noir weekend has taken a truly dark turn.With local police on the wrong track, Penelope enlists the help of Jack Shepard, private investigator. Okay, so Jack hasn't had a heartbeat since 1949, when he was gunned down in what is now Pen's store. But the hard-boiled ghost actually remembers Hedda's dark past and Penelope's sure he can help solve this case-even if he and his license did expire more than fifty years ago ...


Hungry for her wolves : a reverse harem paranormal romance / Tara West.

She's desperate to sate her hunger. They're determined to possess her. Is she willing to give up her freedom for a taste of passion'Amara was content to live as a lone wolf, the only one of her kind-or so she'd thought. Her world was flipped on its head when a strange man with a familiar scent showed up at her work, demanding a private meeting. Desperate to find the mate Luc had scented from four hundred miles away, he was shocked to find her living as a lone wolf. Amaroki women were to be cherished and protected. What had happened to her family? More importantly, how was he going to convince her to return to the reservation with him? And how would his possessive brothers react when they found him with Amara? Amara couldn't deny her attraction to the wolf-shifter named Luc, but she wasn't about to give up her career to mate with him and his three brothers, no matter how hot and bothered he made her. When his brothers arrived-tall, tanned, and virile-she could no longer deny her savage hunger for these shifters. But how could she satisfy her desire and still maintain her independence with four overbearing wolves around? And how would she bond and adapt to their lifestyle when she couldn't shake her dark memories? More importantly, how would her mates react when they learned of her past? Would they reject her, or would they risk their lives to seek vengeance on those who've dishonored her? Contains mature themes.


Tempted by her wolves : a reverse harem paranormal romance / Tara West.

Used to her independence, Dr. Eilea Johnson represses her desires and avoids the four wolf shifters claiming she's their mate. When a virus sweeps through the Alaska reservation, threatening to wipe out the entire shifter population, Eilea is their last hope for survival. As she races against time to find a cure, a demonic spirit threatening her life may force her to give in to the temptation she's been resisting but secretly craving. Contains mature themes.


The mark : the beast rules the world / Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins.

The mark : the beast rules the world / Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins.
2001 Christy Award finalist! The international fiction series phenomenon continues. Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye pick up the exciting end-times saga where The Indwelling left off. The evil world leader Nicolae Carpathia officially takes his place as the Antichrist and begins his three-and-a-half year reign of terror over the earth. Technology provides the means to place the mark of the beast on every human, and the Trib Force scrambles to survive.


In the Country of Women : A Memoir / Susan Straight.

In the Country of Women : A Memoir / Susan Straight.
In the Country of Women is a valuable social history and a personal narrative that reads like a love song to America and indomitable women. In inland Southern California, near the desert and the Mexican border, Susan Straight, a self-proclaimed book nerd, and Dwayne Sims, an African American basketball player, started dating in high school. After college, they married and drove to Amherst, Massachusetts, where Straight met her teacher and mentor, James Baldwin, who encouraged her to write. Once back in Riverside, at driveway barbecues and fish fries with the large, close-knit Sims family, Straight-and eventually her three daughters-heard for decades the stories of Dwayne's female ancestors. Some women escaped violence in post-slavery Tennessee, some escaped murder in Jim Crow Mississippi, and some fled abusive men. Susan's family, too, reflects the hardship and resilience of women pushing onward-from Switzerland, Canada, and the Colorado Rockies to California. A Pakistani word, biraderi, is one Straight uses to define a complex system of kinship and clan-those who become your family. An entire community helped raise her daughters. Of her three girls, Straight writes, The daughters of our ancestors carry in their blood at least three continents. We are not about borders. We are about love and survival.


Silver, sword, and stone : three crucibles in the Latin American story / Marie Arana.

Silver, sword, and stone : three crucibles in the Latin American story / Marie Arana.
Against the background of a thousand years of vivid history, acclaimed writer Marie Arana tells the timely and timeless stories of three contemporary Latin Americans whose lives represent three driving forces that have shaped the character of the region: exploitation (silver), violence (sword), and religion (stone). Leonor Gonzales lives in a tiny community perched 18,000 feet above sea level in the Andean cordillera of Peru, the highest human habitation on earth. Like her late husband, she works the gold mines much as the Indians were forced to do at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Illiteracy, malnutrition, and disease reign as they did five hundred years ago. And now, just as then, a miner's survival depends on a vast global market whose fluctuations are controlled in faraway places. Carlos Buergos is a Cuban who fought in the civil war in Angola and now lives in a quiet community outside New Orleans. He was among hundreds of criminals Cuba expelled to the US in 1980. His story echoes the violence that has coursed through the Americas since before Columbus to the crushing savagery of the Spanish Conquest, and from 19th- and 20th-century wars and revolutions to the military crackdowns that convulse Latin America to this day. Xavier Albo is a Jesuit priest from Barcelona who emigrated to Bolivia, where he works among the indigenous people. He considers himself an Indian in head and heart and, for this, is well known in his adopted country. Although his aim is to learn rather than proselytize, he is an inheritor of a checkered past, where priests marched alongside conquistadors, converting the natives to Christianity, often forcibly, in the effort to win the New World. Ever since, the Catholic Church has played a central role in the political life of Latin America--sometimes for good, sometimes not. In Silver, Sword, and Stone Marie Arana seamlessly weaves these stories with the history of the past millennium to explain three enduring themes that have defined Latin America since pre-Columbian times: the foreign greed for its mineral riches, an ingrained propensity to violence, and the abiding power of religion. What emerges is a vibrant portrait of a people whose lives are increasingly intertwined with our own.


Turbulence : a novel / David Szalay.

Turbulence : a novel / David Szalay.
From the acclaimed, Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of All That Man Is, a stunning, virtuosic novel about twelve people, mostly strangers, and the surprising ripple effect each one has on the life of the next as they cross paths while in transit around the world.A woman strikes up a conversation with the man sitting next to her on a plane after some turbulence. He returns home to tragic news that has also impacted another stranger, a shaken pilot on his way to another continent who seeks comfort from a journalist he meets that night. Her life shifts subtly as well, before she heads to the airport on an assignment that will shift more lives in turn. In this wondrous, profoundly moving novel, Szalay's diverse protagonists circumnavigate the planet in twelve flights, from London to Madrid, from Dakar to Sao Paulo, to Toronto, to Delhi, to Doha, en route to see lovers or estranged siblings, aging parents, baby grandchildren, or nobody at all. Along the way, they experience the full range of human emotions from loneliness to love and, knowingly or otherwise, change each other in one brief, electrifying interaction after the next. Written with magic and economy and beautifully exploring the delicate, crisscrossed nature of relationships today, Turbulence is a dazzling portrait of the interconnectedness of the modern world.


Strange Harvests : The Hidden Histories of Seven Natural Objects / Edward Posnett.

An original and magical map of our world and its riches, formed of the stories of the small-scale harvests of seven natural objectsIn this beguiling book, Edward Posnett journeys to some of the most far-flung locales on the planet to bring us seven wonders of the natural world--eiderdown, vicun⁺ёa fiber, sea silk, vegetable ivory, civet coffee, guano, and edible birds' nests--that promise ways of using nature without damaging it. To the rest of the world these materials are mere commodities, but to their harvesters they are imbued with myth, tradition, folklore, and ritual, and form part of a shared identity and history.Strange Harvests follows the journeys of these uncommon products from some of the most remote areas of the world to its most populated urban centers, drawing on the voices of the people and little-known communities who harvest, process, and trade them. Blending history, travel writing, and interviews, Posnett sets these human stories against our changing economic and ecological landscape. What do they tell us about capitalism, global market forces, and overharvesting? How do local microeconomies survive in a hyperconnected world? Is it possible for us to live together with different species? Strange Harvests makes us see the world with wonder, curiosity, and new concern.


The Cuban comedy / Pablo Medina.

Piedra Negra is an isolated village that is home to many soldiers who were injured in the revolution and now pass their time drinking firewater so intense that they all hallucinate and most never recover. The firewater distiller's daughter, Elena, longs to be a poet. After a chance encounter with Daniel Arcilla, Cuba's most important poet, she wins a national poetry prize and leaves Piedra Negra behind for Havana. There, she encounters a population adjusting to a new way of life post-revolution: spies with secret meetings and black marketeers dealing with censorship. Full of outlandish humor and insights into an often contradictory and Kafkaesque regime, author Pablo Medina brings 1960s Cuba to life through the eyes of Elena.


Grave ransom / Kalayna Price.

Grave witch Alex Craft is no stranger to the dead talking. She raises shades, works with ghosts, and is dating Death himself. But the dead walking? That́ђةs not supposed to happen. And yet reanimated corpses are committing crimes across Nekros City. Alex́ђةs investigation leads her deep into a web of sinister magic. When Briar Darque of the Magical Crimes Investigation Bureau gets involved, Alex finds herself with an unexpected ally of sorts. But as the dead continue to rise and wreak havoc on the living, can she get to the soul of the matter in time?


At home with Muhammad Ali : a memoir of love, loss and forgiveness / Hana Ali.

At home with Muhammad Ali : a memoir of love, loss and forgiveness / Hana Ali.
Muhammad Ali's daughter captures the legendary heavyweight boxing champion, Olympic Gold medalist, activist, and philanthropist as never before in this candid and intimate family memoir, based on personal recordings he kept throughout his adult life. Athlete. Activist. Champion. Ambassador. Icon. Father. The greatest, Muhammad Ali, is all of these things. In this candid family memoir, Hana Ali illuminates this momentous figure as only a daughter can. As Ali approached the end of his astonishing boxing career, he embraced a new purpose and role, turning his focus to his family and friends. In that role, he took center stage as an ambassador for peace and friendship. Dedicated to preserving his family's unique history, Ali began recording a series of audio diaries in the 1970s, which his daughter later inherited. Through these private tapes, as well as personal journals, love letters, cherished memories, and many never-before-seen photographs, she reveals a complex man devoted to keeping all nine of his children united, and to helping others. Hana gives us a privileged glimpse inside the Ali home, sharing the everyday adventures her family experienced--all so normal, with visitors such as Clint Eastwood and John Travolta dropping by. She shares the joy and laughter, the hardship and pain, and, most importantly, the dedication and love that has bonded them. It's been said that my father is one of the most written-about people in the world, Hana writes. As the chronicles continue to grow, the deepest and most essential essence of his spirit is still largely unknown. A moving and poignant love letter from a daughter to a father, At Home with Muhammad Ali is the untold story of Ali's family legacy--a gift both eternal and priceless.


We Love Anderson Cooper : Short Stories / R.L. Maizes.

We Love Anderson Cooper : Short Stories / R.L. Maizes.
In this quirky, humorous, and deeply human short story collection, Pushcart Prize-nominated author R.L. Maizes reminds us that even in our most isolated moments, we are never truly alone.In We Love Anderson Cooper, characters are treated as outsiders because of their sexual orientation, racial or religious identity, or simply because they look different. A young man courts the publicity that comes from outing himself at his bar mitzvah. When a painter is shunned because of his appearance, he learns to ink tattoos that come to life. A paranoid Jewish actuary suspects his cat of cheating on him--with his Protestant girlfriend.In this debut collection, humor complements pathos. Readers will recognize themselves in these stories and in these protagonists, whose backgrounds are vastly different from their own--we've all been outsiders at some point.


A Dragonlings' magical Christmas / S.E. Smith.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author S.E. Smith brings us a holiday-filled fantasy in a quest to save the Dragonlings. When Ariel mentions another human holiday, the women get excited. They aren't the only ones, though. The Dragon Lords and their friends, Vox, and Ha'ven, decide they want to be part of the planning this time. Things get a little out of hand when the men begin competing with each other to create the best Christmas ever for the Dragonlings, Roam, and Alice. Filled with tales of St. Nick, Rudolph, Frosty, and the newest tale of the Old Dragon of the Mountain, they are determined to light up the palace like never before and turn it into the new North Pole. Just when the women think they have everything under control, panic ignites when the Dragonlings, Roam, and Alice suddenly disappear just days before Christmas. What no one expects is for the children to take it upon themselves to go in search of the legendary dragon who has threatened to steal the Magic of Christmas. Now their parents are in a race to find the Dragonlings before they lose them forever. Will they be able to find them and celebrate the magic of the season or will the Dragon of the Mountain keep them hidden forever?


Fashionopolis : the price of fast fashion and the future of clothes / Dana Thomas.

An investigation into the damage wrought by the colossal clothing industry--and the grassroots, high-tech, international movement fighting to reform it What should I wear? It's one of the fundamental questions we ask ourselves every day. More than ever, we are told it should be something new. Today, the clothing industry churns out 80 billion garments a year and employs every sixth person on Earth. Historically, the apparel trade has exploited labor, the environment, and intellectual property--and in the last three decades, with the simultaneous unfurling of fast fashion, globalization, and the tech revolution, those abuses have multiplied exponentially--and primarily out of view. We are in dire need of an entirely new human-scale model. Bestselling journalist Dana Thomas has traveled the globe to discover the visionary designers and companies who are propelling the industry toward that more positive future by reclaiming traditional craft and launching cutting-edge sustainable technologies to produce better fashion. In Fashionopolis, Thomas sees renewal in a host of developments, including printing 3-D clothes, clean denim processing, smart manufacturing, hyperlocalism, fabric recycling--even lab-grown materials. From small-town makers and Silicon Valley whizzes to such household names as Stella McCartney, Levi's, and Rent the Runway, Thomas highlights the companies big and small that are leading the crusade. We all have been casual about our clothes. It's time to get dressed with intention. Fashionopolis is the first comprehensive look at how to start.


For the good of the game : the inside story of the surprising and dramatic transformation of Major League Baseball / Bud Selig.

For the good of the game : the inside story of the surprising and dramatic transformation of Major League Baseball / Bud Selig.
Foreword by Doris Kearns GoodwinThe longtime Commissioner of Major League Baseball provides an unprecedented look inside professional baseball today, focusing on how he helped bring the game into the modern age and revealing his interactions with players, managers, fellow owners, and fans nationwide. More than a century old, the game of baseball is resistant to change--owners, managers, players, and fans all hate it. Yet, now more than ever, baseball needs to evolve--to compete with other professional sports, stay relevant, and remain America's Pastime it must adapt. Perhaps no one knows this better than Bud Selig who, as the head of MLB for more than twenty years, ushered in some of the most important, and controversial, changes in the game's history--modernizing a sport that had remained unchanged since the 1960s. In this enlightening and surprising book, Selig goes inside the most difficult decisions and moments of his career, looking at how he worked to balance baseball's storied history with the pressures of the twenty-first century to ensure its future. Part baseball story, part business saga, and part memoir, For the Good of the Game chronicles Selig's career, takes fans inside locker rooms and board rooms, and offers an intimate, fascinating account of the frequently messy process involved in transforming an American institution. Featuring an all-star lineup of the biggest names from the last forty years of baseball, Selig recalls the vital games, private moments, and tense conversations he's shared with Hall of Fame players and managers and the contentious calls he's made. He also speaks candidly about hot-button issues the steroid scandal that threatened to destroy the game, telling his side of the story in full and for the first time.As he looks back and forward, Selig outlines the stakes for baseball's continued transformation--and why the changes he helped usher in must only be the beginning.


We, the survivors : a novel / Tash Aw.

We, the survivors : a novel / Tash Aw.
From the author of The Harmony Silk Factory and Five Star Billionaire, a compelling depiction of a man's act of violence, set against the backdrop of Asia in flux Ah Hock is an ordinary man of simple means. Born and raised in a Malaysian fishing village, he favors stability above all, a preference at odds with his rapidly modernizing surroundings. So what brings him to kill a man' This question leads a young, privileged journalist to Ah Hock's door. While the victim has been mourned and the killer has served time for the crime, Ah Hock's motive remains unclear, even to himself. His vivid confession unfurls over extensive interviews with the journalist, herself a local whose life has taken a very different course. The process forces both the speaker and his listener to reckon with systems of power, race, and class in a place where success is promised to all yet delivered only to its lucky heirs. An uncompromising portrait of an outsider navigating a society in transition, Tash Aw's anti-nostalgic tale, We, the Survivors, holds its tension to the very end. In the wake of loss and destruction, hope is among the survivors.


Dark tomorrow / Helen Harper.

Helen Harper presents the sixth installment in her Bo Blackman series.


Our women on the ground : essays by Arab women reporting from the Arab world / edited by Zahra Hankir ; foreword by Christiane Amanpour.

Nineteen Arab women journalists speak out about what it's like to report on their changing homelands in this first-of-its-kind essay collection, with a foreword by CNN chief international correspondent Christiane AmanpourA stirring, provocative and well-made new anthology ... that rewrites the hoary rules of the foreign correspondent playbook, deactivating the old cliches.--Dwight Garner, The New York TimesA growing number of intrepid Arab and Middle Eastern sahafiyat--female journalists--are working tirelessly to shape nuanced narratives about their changing homelands, often risking their lives on the front lines of war. From sexual harassment on the streets of Cairo to the difficulty of traveling without a male relative in Yemen, their challenges are unique--as are their advantages, such as being able to speak candidly with other women at a Syrian medical clinic or attend an exclusive beauty contest for sheep in Saudi Arabia. In Our Women on the Ground, nineteen of these women tell us, in their own words, about what it's like to report on conflicts that (quite literally) hit close to home. Their daring and heartfelt stories, told here for the first time, shatter stereotypes about the region's women and provide an urgently needed perspective on a part of the world that is frequently misunderstood. INCLUDING ESSAYS BY: Donna Abu-Nasr, Aida Alami, Hannah Allam, Jane Arraf, Lina Attalah, Nada Bakri, Shamael Elnoor, Zaina Erhaim, Asmaa al-Ghoul, Hind Hassan, Eman Helal, Zeina Karam, Roula Khalaf, Nour Malas, Hwaida Saad, Amira Al-Sharif, Heba Shibani, Lina Sinjab, and Natacha Yazbeck.


The Scandal at Bletchley / Jack Treby.

The Scandal at Bletchley /  Jack Treby.
I've been a scoundrel, a thief, a blackmailer and a whore, but never a murderer. Until now...The year is 1929. As the world teeters on the brink of a global recession, Bletchley Park plays host to a rather special event. MI5 is celebrating its twentieth anniversary and a select band of former and current employees are gathering for a weekend of music, dance and heavy drinking. Among them is Sir Hilary Manningham-Butler, a middle aged woman whose entire adult life has been spent masquerading as a man. She doesn't know why she has been invited--it is many years since she left the secret service--but it is clear she is not the only one with things to hide. And when one of the other guests threatens to expose her secret, the consequences could prove disastrous for everyone.


The churchgoer : a novel / Patrick Coleman.

The churchgoer : a novel / Patrick Coleman.
A haunting debut literary noir about a former pastor's search to find a missing woman in the toxic, contradictory underbelly of southern California.He was finished with church, with God, with all of it. But to find the girl, he has to go back.In Mark Haines's former life, he was an evangelical youth pastor, a role model, and a family man--until he abandoned his wife, his daughter, and his beliefs. Now he's marking time between sunny days surfing and dark nights working security at an industrial complex. His isolation is broken when Cindy, a charming twenty-two-year old drifter he sees hitchhiking on the Pacific Coast Highway, hustles him for a breakfast and a place to crash--two cynical kindred spirits.Then his co-worker is murdered in a robbery gone wrong and Cindy disappears on the same night. Haines knows he should let it go and return to his safe life of solitude. Instead, he's driven to find out where Cindy went, under stranger and stranger circumstances. Soon Mark is chasing leads, each one taking him back into a world where his old life came crashing down--into the seedier side of southern California's drug trade and ultimately into the secrets of an Evangelical megachurch where his past and his future are about to converge. What begins as an investigation becomes a haunting mystery and a psychological journey both for Mark, and for the elusive young stranger he won't let get away.Set in the early 2000s, The Churchgoer is a gripping noir, a quiet subversion of the genre, and a powerful meditation on belief, morality, and the nature of evil in contemporary life.


Going Dutch : a novel / James Gregor.

Going Dutch : a novel / James Gregor.
A sly and humorous portrait of modern relationships and an urban comedy of manners in the vein of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P, James Gregor's Going Dutch finds a struggling gay male graduate student in an unexpected-yet stirring-relationship with his brilliant female classmate. Exhausted by dead-end forays in the gay dating scene, surrounded constantly by friends but deeply lonely in New York City, and drifting into academic abyss, twenty-something graduate student Richard has plenty of sources of anxiety. But at the forefront is his crippling writer's block, which threatens daily to derail his graduate funding and leave Richard poor, directionless, and desperately single. Enter Anne: his brilliant classmate who offers to help Richard write his papers in exchange for his company, despite Richard's fairly obvious sexual orientation. Still, he needs her help, and it doesn't hurt that Anne has folded Richard into her abundant lifestyle. What begins as an initially transactional relationship blooms gradually into something more complex. But then a one-swipe-stand with an attractive, successful lawyer named Blake becomes serious, and Richard suddenly finds himself unable to detach from Anne, entangled in her web of privilege, brilliance, and, oddly, her unabashed acceptance of Richard's flaws. As the two relationships reach points of serious commitment, Richard soon finds himself on a romantic and existential collision course-one that brings about surprising revelations. Going Dutch is an incisive portrait of relationships in an age of digital romantic abundance, but it's also a heartfelt and humorous exploration of love and sexuality, and a poignant meditation on the things emotionally ravenous people seek from and do to each other. James Gregor announces himself with levity, and a fresh, exciting voice in his debut.


Hold your breath / Katie Ruggle.

In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search and Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder. Contains mature themes.


Beneath the Tamarind Tree / Isha Sesay.

Beneath the Tamarind Tree /  Isha Sesay.
The first definitive account of Boko Haram's abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls, their years in captivity, and why this story still matters - by celebrated international journalist Isha Sesay. The kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in 2014 made global headlines. From poor Nigerian families, these girls had defied the odds and pursued an education, but daring to dream resulted in one of the most high-profile abductions in modern history. Award-winning CNN anchor Isha Sesay was on the front lines as the story broke, and when 21 of the girls were released, she was the only journalist to accompany them on their dangerous journey back home. In Beneath the Tamarind Tree, having developed unprecedented access to the Chibok girls, Sesay shares an intimate account of the night Boko Haram attacked, exclusive details about their years in captivity, and their daring tales of escape. We meet Priscilla who dreamt of becoming a doctor, Saa who juggled schoolwork with family obligations, Mary who fought constant homesickness to stay in school, and Dorcas who planned to be the first in her family to get a college degree. Sesay delves into the inadequate Nigerian government response to the kidnapping, while synthesizing lessons about global national security. She also reminds us of the personal sacrifice required of journalists to bring us the truth, at a time of growing mistrust of the media. Beneath the Tamarind Tree is a gripping listen and a story of resilience with a soaring message of hope at its core, reminding us of the ever-present truth that progress for all of us hinges on unleashing the potential of women.


A pure heart : a novel / Rajia Hassib.

Exquisite. ... Anchoring the story is a pair of Cairo-born sisters whose fates spin in radically different directions in the wake of the Egyptian revolution. ... A lovely novel that does a remarkable job of bringing troubling realities to light, and life.--Vanity FairA Real Simple Best Book of the Year (So Far)A powerful novel about two Egyptian sisters--their divergent fates and the secrets of one familySisters Rose and Gameela Gubran could not have been more different. Rose, an Egyptologist, married an American journalist and immigrated to New York City, where she works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Gameela, a devout Muslim since her teenage years, stayed in Cairo. During the aftermath of Egypt's revolution, Gameela is killed in a suicide bombing. When Rose returns to Egypt after the bombing, she sifts through the artifacts Gameela left behind, desperate to understand how her sister came to die, and who she truly was. Soon, Rose realizes that Gameela has left many questions unanswered. Why had she quit her job just a few months before her death and not told her family? Who was she romantically involved with? And how did the religious Gameela manage to keep so many secrets?Rich in depth and feeling, A Pure Heart is a brilliant portrait of two Muslim women in the twenty-first century, and the decisions they make in work and love that determine their destinies. As Rose is struggling to reconcile her identities as an Egyptian and as a new American, she investigates Gameela's devotion to her religion and her country. The more Rose uncovers about her sister's life, the more she must reconcile their two fates, their inextricable bond as sisters, and who should and should not be held responsible for Gameela's death. Rajia Hassib's A Pure Heart is a stirring and deeply textured novel that asks what it means to forgive, and considers how faith, family, and love can unite and divide us.


Scoundrels & scotch / Alta Hensley.

Scoundrels & scotch /  Alta Hensley.
I'll stop at nothing to own her. I'm a collector of dolls. All kinds of dolls. So beautiful and sexy, they become my art. So perfect and flawless, my art galleries are flooded by the wealthy to gaze upon my possessions with envy. So fragile and delicate, I keep them tucked away for safety. The dark and torrid tales of Drayton's Dolls run rampant through the rich and famous, and all but a few are true. Normally I share my dolls for others to play with or watch on display. But not my special doll. No, not her. Ivy is the most precious doll of all. She's mine. All mine. *Scoundrels & Scotch is a dark billionaire romance. If you don't like a splash of shock, a dash of taboo, and a heavy dose of sex, then don't take a sip of this TOP SHELF cocktail.


When I was white : a memoir / Sarah Valentine.

When I was white : a memoir / Sarah Valentine.
The stunning and provocative coming-of-age memoir about Sarah Valentine's childhood as a white girl in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, and her discovery that her father was a black man. At the age of 27, Sarah Valentine discovered that she was not, in fact, the white girl she had always believed herself to be. She learned the truth of her paternity: that her father was a black man. And she learned the truth about her own identity: mixed race.And so Sarah began the difficult and absorbing journey of changing her identity from white to black. In this memoir, Sarah details the story of the discovery of her identity, how she overcame depression to come to terms with this identity, and, perhaps most importantly, asks: why? Her entire family and community had conspired to maintain her white identity. The supreme discomfort her white family and community felt about addressing issues of race-her race-is a microcosm of race relationships in America.A black woman who lived her formative years identifying as white, Sarah's story is a kind of Rachel Dolezal in reverse, though her passing was less intentional than conspiracy. This memoir is an examination of the cost of being black in America, and how one woman threw off the racial identity she'd grown up with, in order to embrace a new one.


The shooters / W.E.B. Griffin.

Still tying up loose ends from the investigation of a UN scandal in Argentina, Delta Force officer Charley Castillo is pulled into the case of a missing DEA agent who disappeared while trying to interdict a drug shipment. For some reason no one is trying to get the agent back.


The other's gold : a novel / Elizabeth Ames.

A Vogue 10 New Books to Read This SummerThe debut novel of the season, The Other's Gold reads like an origin story for the women of Big Little Lies.--ElleA sharply drawn portrait of lifelong friendship, Elizabeth Ames illuminates the ways our closest friends sustain us over the course of our lives.--Celeste NgA gorgeous book, compulsively readable, so full of texture and heartache, so bruised and beautiful.--Jesmyn WardAn insightful and sparkling novel that opens on a college campus and follows the friendship of four women across life-defining turning pointsAssigned to the same suite during their freshman year at Quincy-Hawthorn College, Lainey, Ji Sun, Alice, and Margaret quickly become inseparable. The leafy green campus they move through together, the idyllic window seat they share in their suite, and the passion and ferocity that school and independence awakens in them ignites an all-encompassing love with one another. But they soon find their bonds--forged in joy, and fused by fear--must weather threats that originate from beyond the dark forests of their childhoods, and come at them from institutions, from one another, and ultimately, from within themselves. The Other's Gold follows the four friends as each makes a terrible mistake, moving from their wild college days to their more feral days as new parents. With one part devoted to each mistake--the Accident, the Accusation, the Kiss, and the Bite--this complex yet compulsively readable debut interrogates the way that growing up forces our friendships to evolve as the women discover what they and their loved ones are capable of, and capable of forgiving. A joyful, big-hearted book that perfectly evokes the bittersweet experience of falling in love with friendship, the experiences of Lainey, Ji Sun, Alice, and Margaret are at once achingly familiar and yet shine with a brilliance and depth all their own.


Then came Wanda ... with a baby carriage / Dakota Cassidy.

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 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!


A good provider is one who leaves : one family and migration in the 21st century / Jason DeParle.

No matter your politics or home country this will change how you think about the movement of people between poor and rich countries...one of the best books on immigration written in a generation.--Matthew Desmond, author of EvictedThe definitive chronicle of our new age of global migration, told through the multi-generational saga of a Filipino family, by a veteran New York Times reporter and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist.When Jason DeParle moved into the Manila slums with Tita Comodas and her family three decades ago, he never imagined his reporting on them would span three generations and turn into the defining chronicle of a new age--the age of global migration. In a monumental book that gives new meaning to immersion journalism, DeParle paints an intimate portrait of an unforgettable family as they endure years of sacrifice and separation, willing themselves out of shantytown poverty into a new global middle class. At the heart of the story is Tita's daughter, Rosalie. Beating the odds, she struggles through nursing school and works her way across the Middle East until a Texas hospital fulfills her dreams with a job offer in the States. Migration is changing the world--reordering politics, economics, and cultures across the globe. With nearly 45 million immigrants in the United States, few issues are as polarizing. But if the politics of immigration is broken, immigration itself--tens of millions of people gathered from every corner of the globe--remains an underappreciated American success. Expertly combining the personal and panoramic, DeParle presents a family saga and a global phenomenon. Restarting her life in Galveston, Rosalie brings her reluctant husband and three young children with whom she has rarely lived. They must learn to become a family, even as they learn a new country. Ordinary and extraordinary at once, their journey is a twenty-first-century classic, rendered in gripping detail.


Delayed rays of a star : a novel / Amanda Lee Koe.

Named a most anticipated book of the summer by ELLE, USA Today, Thrillist, Kirkus, and LitHubA dazzling debut novel following the lives of three groundbreaking women--Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong, and Leni Riefenstahl--cinema legends who lit up the twentieth centuryAt a chance encounter at a Berlin soire⁺ѓe in 1928, the photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captures three very different women together in one frame: up-and-coming German actress Marlene Dietrich, who would wend her way into Hollywood as one of its lasting icons; Anna May Wong, the world's first Chinese American star, playing for bit parts while dreaming of breaking away from her father's modest laundry; and Leni Riefenstahl, whose work as a director would first make her famous--then, infamous. From this curious point of intersection, Delayed Rays of a Star lets loose the trajectories of these women's lives. From Weimar Berlin to LA's Chinatown, from a seaside resort in East Germany to a luxury apartment on the Champs-E⁺ѓlyse⁺ѓes, the different settings they inhabit are as richly textured as the roles they play: siren, muse, predator, or lover, each one a carefully calibrated performance. And in the orbit of each star live secondary players--a Chinese immigrant housemaid, a German soldier on leave from North Africa, a pompous Hollywood director--whose voices and viewpoints reveal the legacy each woman left in her own time, as well as in ours. Amanda Lee Koe's playful, wry prose guides the reader dexterously around murky questions of ego, persona, complicity, desire, and difference. Intimate and raw, Delayed Rays of a Star is a visceral depiction of womanhood--its particular hungers, its calculations, and its eventual betrayals--and announces a bold new literary voice.


Summerlings : a Novel / Lisa Howorth.

An Amazon Best of the Month pickAs a boy my first literary hero was Tom Sawyer, and ever since I've enjoyed the misadventures and romps of kids loose in the summertime. Summerlings is a story rich in local color, humor, outrageous characters, and with a wicked plot.--John GrishamA Cold War coming-of-age story in which three best friends confront their fears of the Bomb, Russian spies, bullies, and their role in the tragic event that ushers them into adulthood.It's the summer of 1959. For the families who live on Connors Lane in Washington DC, life is still defined by what one did during WWII. Behind each door lives a possible spy or Nazi sympathizer, the family of a foreign diplomat, or someone who escaped the conflagration in Europe just in time. But it is also the summer of an inexplicable spider infestation--surely evidence of insect warfare by the Russians, thinks our young narrator John, and his best friends, Ivan and Max. When a rare, scorpion-like vinegaroon is discovered and sequestered for museum study, the boys, along with their tomboy accomplice, Beatriz, hatch a risky midnight plan to steal the poisonous creature for their own devious purposes.At the same time, under the tutelage of Ivan's glamorous aunt Elena, they plan to forge a spirit of bonhomie in the neighborhood by throwing a party in John's grandparents' backyard. Fueled by punch the boys doctor with a jug of Brazilian rum, the adults let down their defenses until Elena, already a lightning rod for her Ukrainian birth, swinging social life, and outspokenness on behalf of refugees, roars off with a stranger on his motorcycle. What happens next will change John's life forever.


Family of origin : a novel / CJ Hauser.

When Nolan Grey receives news that his father, a once-prominent biologist, has drowned off Leap's Island, he calls on Elsa, his estranged, older half-sister, to help pick up the pieces. This, despite the fact that it was he and Elsa who broke the family in the first place. The Greys have been avoiding each other for a dozen years. Elsa and Nolan travel to their father's field station, a wild and isolated spot off the Gulf Coast. Here, their father's fatalistic colleagues, the Reversalists, obsessively study the undowny bufflehead, a rare sea duck whose loss of waterproof feathers proves, they say, that evolution is running in reverse and humanity's best days are behind us. On an island that is always looking backward, it's impossible for the siblings to ignore their past. Stuck together in the close quarters of their island stilt-house, and provoked by the absurd antics of the remaining Reversalists, years of family secrecy and blame between Elsa and Nolan threaten to ruin them all over again. As the Greys urgently trek the island to find the so-called Paradise Duck, their father's final obsession, they begin to fear that they were their father's first evidence that the future held no hope. In the irreverent and exuberant spirit of Kevin Wilson, Alissa Nutting, and Karen Russell, CJ Hauser speaks to a generation's uncertainties: Is it possible to live in our broken world with both scientific pragmatism and hope? What does one generation owe another? How do we know which parts of the past, and ourselves, to jettison and which to keep? Delightfully funny, fiercely original, high-spirited and warm, Family of Origin grapples with questions of nature and nurture, evolution and mating, intimacy and betrayal, progress and forgiveness.


Gods of the upper air : how a circle of renegade anthropologists reinvented race, sex, and gender in the twentieth century / Charles King.

Elegant and kaleidoscopic ... This looks to be the perfect moment for King's resolutely humane book.--Jennifer Szalai, The New York TimesFrom an award-winning historian comes a dazzling history of the birth of cultural anthropology and the adventurous scientists who pioneered it--a sweeping chronicle of discovery and the fascinating origin story of our multicultural world.A century ago, everyone knew that people were fated by their race, sex, and nationality to be more or less intelligent, nurturing, or warlike. But Columbia University professor Franz Boas looked at the data and decided everyone was wrong. Racial categories, he insisted, were biological fictions. Cultures did not come in neat packages labeled primitive or advanced. What counted as a family, a good meal, or even common sense was a product of history and circumstance, not of nature. In Gods of the Upper Air, a masterful narrative history of radical ideas and passionate lives, Charles King shows how these intuitions led to a fundamental reimagining of human diversity. Boas's students were some of the century's most colorful figures and unsung visionaries: Margaret Mead, the outspoken field researcher whose Coming of Age in Samoa is among the most widely read works of social science of all time; Ruth Benedict, the great love of Mead's life, whose research shaped post-Second World War Japan; Ella Deloria, the Dakota Sioux activist who preserved the traditions of Native Americans on the Great Plains; and Zora Neale Hurston, whose studies under Boas fed directly into her now classic novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Together, they mapped civilizations from the American South to the South Pacific and from Caribbean islands to Manhattan's city streets, and unearthed an essential fact buried by centuries of prejudice: that humanity is an undivided whole. Their revolutionary findings would go on to inspire the fluid conceptions of identity we know today. Rich in drama, conflict, friendship, and love, Gods of the Upper Air is a brilliant and groundbreaking history of American progress and the opening of the modern mind.


Mitz : the marmoset of Bloomsbury / by Sigrid Nunez.

Mitz : the marmoset of Bloomsbury / by Sigrid Nunez.
In the summer of 1934, a sickly, pathetic marmoset called Mitz came into the care of Leonard Woolf. He nursed her back to health and from then on was rarely seen without her on his shoulder. A ubiquitous presence in Bloomsbury society, Mitz moved with Leonard and Virginia Woolf and their circle, developing special relationships with such associates as T.S. Eliot and Vita Sackville-West. She accompanied the Woolfs on their travels and even played an important role in helping them to escape a close call with Nazis in Germany. Using letters, diaries, and memoirs, Nunez reconstructs Mitz's life against the background of Bloomsbury in its twilight years. Tender, affectionate, and humorous, Mitz provides an intimate portrait of a most uncommon household, a glimpse of what Virginia Woolf once described as the private side of life--the play side, represented by one's pets.


The world doesn't require you : stories / Rion Amilcar Scott.

The world doesn't require you : stories / Rion Amilcar Scott.
The World Doesn't Require You announces the arrival of a generational talent, as Rion Amilcar Scott shatters rigid genre lines to explore larger themes of religion, violence, and love-all told with sly humor and a dash of magical realism. Established by the leaders of the country's only successful slave revolt in the mid-nineteenth century, Cross River still evokes the fierce rhythms of its founding. In lyrical prose and singular dialect, a saga beats forward that echoes the fables carried down for generations-like the screecher birds who swoop down for their periodic sacrifice, and the water women who lure men to wet deaths. Among its residents-wildly spanning decades, perspectives, and species-are David Sherman, a struggling musician who just happens to be God's last son; Tyrone, a ruthless PhD candidate, whose dissertation about a childhood game ignites mayhem in the neighboring, once-segregated town of Port Yooga; and Jim, an all-too-obedient robot who serves his Master. As the book builds to its finish with Special Topics in Loneliness Studies, a fully-realized novella, two unhinged professors grapple with hugely different ambitions, and the listener comes to appreciate the intricacy of the world Scott has created-one where fantasy and reality are eternally at war.


The vagabonds : the story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's ten-year road trip / Jeff Guinn.

The vagabonds : the story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's ten-year road trip / Jeff Guinn.
The fascinating story of two American giants--Henry Ford and Thomas Edison--whose annual summer sojourns introduced the road trip to our culture and made the automobile an essential part of modern life, even as their own relationship altered dramatically. In 1914 Henry Ford and naturalist John Burroughs visited Thomas Edison in Florida and toured the Everglades. The following year Ford, Edison, and tire maker Harvey Firestone joined together on a summer camping trip and decided to call themselves the Vagabonds. They would continue their summer road trips until 1925, when they announced that their fame made it too difficult for them to carry on. Although the Vagabonds traveled with an entourage of chefs, butlers, and others, this elite fraternity also had a serious purpose: to examine the conditions of America's roadways and improve the practicality of automobile travel. Cars were unreliable and the roads were even worse. But newspaper coverage of these trips was extensive, and as cars and roads improved, the summer trip by automobile soon became a desired element of American life. In The Vagabonds Jeff Guinn shares the story of this pivotal moment in American history. But he also examines the important relationship between the older Edison and the younger Ford, who once worked for the famous inventor. The road trips made the automobile ubiquitous and magnified Ford's reputation, even as Edison's diminished. The automobile had come of age and it would transform the American landscape, the American economy, and the American way of life. Guinn brings to life this seminal moment when a new industry created a watershed cultural shift and a famous businessman became a prominent political figure. The Vagabonds is a wonderful story of two American giants and the transformation of the country.


Men without women / Ernest Hemingway.

Men without women /  Ernest Hemingway.
This collection features 14 early stories, including In Another Country and Hills Like White Elephants. With each tale, Hemingway demonstrates his mastery of form and strikes readers with his keen--often heartbreaking--penetration of the human condition.


The reluctant queen / Sarah Beth Durst.

The reluctant queen /  Sarah Beth Durst.
Filled with political intrigue, violent magic, and malevolent spirits, the mesmerizing second book in Sarah Beth Durst's Queens of Renthia epic fantasy trilogy. Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow . . . And those spirits want to kill you. It's the first lesson that every Renthian learns. Not long ago, Daleina used her strength and skill to survive those spirits and assume the royal throne. Since then, the new queen has kept the peace and protected the humans of her land. But now for all her power, she is hiding a terrible secret: she is dying. And if she leaves the world before a new heir is ready, the spirits that inhabit her beloved realm will run wild, destroying her cities and slaughtering her people. Naelin is one such person, and she couldn't be further removed from the Queen--and she wouldn't have it any other way. Her world is her two children, her husband, and the remote village tucked deep in the forest that is her home, and that's all she needs. But when Ven, the Queens champion, passes through the village, Naelin's ambitious husband proudly tells him of his wife's ability to control spirits--magic that Naelin fervently denies. She knows that if the truth of her abilities is known, it will bring only death and separation from those she loves. But Ven has a single task: to find the best possible candidate to protect the people of Aratay. He did it once when he discovered Daleina, and he's certain he's done it again. Yet for all his appeals to duty, Naelin is a mother, and she knows her duty is to her children first and foremost. Only as the Queen's power begins to wane and the spirits become emboldened--even as ominous rumors trickle down from the north--does she realize that the best way to keep her son and daughter safe is to risk everything. Sarah Beth Durst established a place of dark wonder in The Queen of Blood, and now the stakes are even higher as the threat to the Queen and her people grows both from within and beyond the borders of Aratay in this riveting second novel of the Queens of Renthia series.


Quichotte : a novel / Salman Rushdie.

A dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age--an epic tour de force that is as much an homage to an immortal work of literature as it is to the quest for love and family, by Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman obsessed with television who falls in impossible love with a TV star. Together with his (imaginary) son Sancho, Quichotte sets off on a picaresque quest across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where Anything-Can-Happen. Meanwhile, his creator, in a midlife crisis, has equally urgent challenges of his own. Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirize the culture of his time, Rushdie takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse. And with the kind of storytelling magic that is the hallmark of Rushdie's work, the fully realized lives of DuChamp and Quichotte intertwine in a profoundly human quest for love and a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction.Advance praise for QuichotteQuichotte is one of the cleverest, most enjoyable metafictional capers this side of postmodernism. . . . The narration is fleet of foot, always one step ahead of the reader--somewhere between a pinball machine and a three-dimensional game of snakes and ladders. . . . This novel can fly, it can float, it's anecdotal, effervescent, charming, and a jolly good story to boot.--The Sunday Times Quichotte [is] an updating of Cervantes's story that proves to be an equally complicated literary encounter, jumbling together a chivalric quest, a satire on Trump's America and a whole lot of postmodern playfulness in a novel that is as sharp as a flick-knife and as clever as a barrel of monkeys. . . . This is a novel that feeds the heart while it fills the mind.--The Times (UK) A brilliant, funny, world-encompassing wonder.--Time


Brave the page : a young writer's guide to telling epic stories / by Rebecca Stern & Grant Faulkner ; introduction written by Jason Reynolds.

The official NaNoWriMo handbook that inspires young people to tackle audacious goals and complete their creative projects. Partly a how-to guide on the nitty-gritty of writing, partly a collection of inspiration to set (and meet) ambitious goals, Brave the Page is the go-to resource for middle-grade writers. Narrated in a fun, refreshingly kid-friendly voice, it champions NaNoWriMo's central mission that everyone's stories deserve to be told. The volume includes chapters on character, plot, setting, and the like; motivating essays from popular authors; advice on how to commit to your goals; a detailed plan for writing a novel or story in a month; and more!National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes in the transformational power of creativity. They provide the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds--on and off the page. With its first event in 1999, the organization's programs now include National Novel Writing Month in November, Camp NaNoWriMo, the Young Writers Program, Come Write In, and the Now What? Months.


Little weirds / Jenny Slate.

Little weirds /  Jenny Slate.
Magical-Mindy KalingDelicious-Amy SedarisIt made me remember I was alive-George SaundersHello! I looked into my brain and found a book. Here it is. Inside you will find:The smell of honeysuckleHeartbreakA French-kissing rabbitA haunted houseDeathA vagina singing sad old songsYoung geraniums in an ancient castleBirthA dog who appears in dreams as a spiritual guideDivorceElectromagnetic energy fieldsEmotional horninessThe ghost of a sea captainAnd more I hope you enjoy these little weirds.Love,Jenny Slate.


The road to Oxiana / Robert Byron.

The road to Oxiana /  Robert Byron.
In 1933, Robert Byron set off from Venice with his friend Christopher Sykes to explore the architecture of the Middle East. Their long and arduous journey took them from Cyprus and Jerusalem to Syria, Iraq, Persia and Afghanistan, and finally Oxiana, a tiny country around the River Oxus, the Greek name for the river Amu Darya, which snakes down from Russia into Afghanistan. They travel by any means necessary (truck, camel, horses and foot), and encounter several setbacks, but their risks are rewarded as they encounter some of the greatest examples of Eastern art and architecture, many of which have now vanished forever. Funny and erudite, The Road to Oxiana's combination of exquisite lyricism, detail and humour gave birth to a new kind of travel literature, serving as inspiration for later writers such as Bruce Chatwin, Peter Matthiesson and Jan Morris.


We are all good people here : a novel / Susan Rebecca White.

We are all good people here : a novel / Susan Rebecca White.
From the author of A Place at the Table and A Soft Place to Land, an intense, complex, and wholly immersive (Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author) multigenerational novel that explores the complex relationship between two very different women and the secrets they bequeath to their daughters.Eve Whalen, privileged child of an old-money Atlanta family, meets Daniella Gold in the fall of 1962, on their first day at Belmont College. Paired as roommates, the two become fast friends. Daniella, raised in Georgetown by a Jewish father and a Methodist mother, has always felt caught between two worlds. But at Belmont, her bond with Eve allows her to finally experience a sense of belonging. That is, until the girls' expanding awareness of the South's systematic injustice forces them to question everything they thought they knew about the world and their places in it. Eve veers toward radicalism--a choice pragmatic Daniella cannot fathom. After a tragedy, Eve returns to Daniella for help in beginning anew, hoping to shed her past. But the past isn't so easily buried, as Daniella and Eve discover when their daughters are endangered by secrets meant to stay hidden. Spanning more than thirty years of American history, from the twilight of Kennedy's Camelot to the beginning of Bill Clinton's presidency, We Are All Good People Here is a captivating...meaningful, resonant story (Emily Giffin, author of All We Ever Wanted) about two flawed but well-meaning women clinging to a life-long friendship that is tested by the rushing waters of history and their own good intentions.


Double knot / Gretchen Archer

Gretchen Archer presents the fifth entry in her Davis Way Crime Caper series.


Cold storage : a novel / David Koepp.

Cold storage : a novel / David Koepp.
When Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz was sent to investigate a suspected biochemical attack, he found something far worse: a highly mutative organism capable of extinction-level destruction. He contained it and buried it in cold storage deep beneath a little-used military repository. Now, after decades of festering in a forgotten sub-basement, the specimen has found its way out and is on a lethal feeding frenzy. Only Diaz knows how to stop it. He races across the country to help two unwitting security guards--one an ex-con, the other a single mother. Over one harrowing night, the unlikely trio must figure out how to quarantine this horror again. All they have is luck, fearlessness, and a mordant sense of humor. Will that be enough to save all of humanity?


Have you seen her? / Karen Rose.

Widowed special agent Stephen Thatcher meets his teenage son's teacher, Jenna Marshall. Soon, they are falling in love while on the twisted path of a serial killer. Contains mature themes.


Fly already : stories / Etgar Keret.

From a genius (New York Times) storyteller: a new, subversive, hilarious, heart-breaking collection. There is sweetheartedness and wisdom and eloquence and transcendence in his stories because these virtues exist in abundance in Etgar himself... I am very happy that Etgar and his work are in the world, making things better.--George Saunders There's no one like Etgar Keret. His stories take place at the crossroads of the fantastical, searing, and hilarious. His characters grapple with parenthood and family, war and games, marijuana and cake, memory and love. These stories never go to the expected place, but always surprise, entertain, and move...In Arctic Lizard, a young boy narrates a post-apocalyptic version of the world where a youth army wages an unending war, rewarded by collecting prizes. A father tries to shield his son from the inevitable in Fly Already. In One Gram Short, a guy just wants to get a joint to impress a girl and ends up down a rabbit hole of chaos and heartache. And in the masterpiece Pineapple Crush, two unlikely people connect through an evening smoke down by the beach, only to have one of them imagine a much deeper relationship.The thread that weaves these pieces together is our inability to communicate, to see so little of the world around us and to understand each other even less. Yet somehow, in these pages, through Etgar's deep love for humanity and our hapless existence, a bright light shines through and our universal connection to each other sparks alive.


The limehouse text : a novel / Will Thomas.

Victorian enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his assistant Thomas Llewelyn return in this third novel from the author of the award-winning Some Danger Involved and To Kingdom Come.


Who are you, Calvin Bledsoe? : a novel / Brock Clarke.

Who are you, Calvin Bledsoe? : a novel / Brock Clarke.
With the comic unpredictability of a Wes Anderson movie and the inventive sharpness of a John Irving novel, author Brock Clarke introduces listeners to an ordinary man who is about to embark on an absurdly extraordinary adventure. After his mother, a theologian and bestselling author, dies in a fiery explosion, forty-nine-year-old Calvin Bledsoe's heretofore uninspired life is upended. A stranger shows up at the funeral, claiming to be Calvin's aunt Beatrice, and insists that Calvin accompany her on a trip to Europe, immediately. As he and Beatrice traverse the continent, it quickly becomes apparent that his aunt's clandestine behavior is leading him into danger. Facing a comic menagerie of antiquities thieves, secret agents, religious fanatics, and an ex-wife who's stalking him, Calvin begins to suspect there might be some meaning behind the madness. Maybe he's not the person he thought he was' Perhaps no one is who they appear to be' But there's little time for soul-searching, as Calvin first has to figure out why he has been kidnapped, why his aunt disappeared, and who the hell burned down his house. Powered by pitch-perfect dialogue, lovable characters, and surprising optimism, Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe' is a modern-day Travels with My Aunt, a novel about grabbing life, and holding on-wherever it may take you.


Copperhead : a novel / Alexi Zentner.

One of the bravest, most bracing novels I've read in years.--Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime WalkJessup's stepfather gave him almost everything good in his life--a sober mother, a sister, a sense of home, and the game of football. But during the years that David John spent in prison for his part in a brutal hate crime, Jessup came to realize that his stepfather is also a source of lethal poison for his family. Now it's Jessup's senior year, and all he wants to do is lay low until he can accept one of the football scholarships that will be his ticket out of town. So when his stepfather is released from prison, Jessup is faced with an impossible choice: condemn the man who saved his family or accept his part in his family's legacy of bigotry. Before he can choose a side, Jessup will cause a terrible accident and cover it up--a mistake with the power to ruin them all.Told with relentless honesty and a ferocious gaze directed at contemporary America's darkest corners, Copperhead vibrates with the energy released by football tackles and car crashes and asks uncomfortable questions about the price we pay--and the mistakes we'll repeat--when we live under the weight of a history we've yet to reckon with. Alexi Zentner unspools the story of boys who think they're men and of the entrenched thinking behind a split-second decision, and asks whether hatred, prejudice, and violence can ever be unlearned.


A particular kind of black man : a novel / Tope Folarin.

A particular kind of black man : a novel / Tope Folarin.
A Particular Kind of Black Man is a beautiful and poignant exploration of the meaning of memory, manhood, home, and identity as seen through the eyes of a first-generation Nigerian-American.


Full disclosure / Camryn Garrett.

An unflinchingly honest, eye-opening, heartful story that's sure to keep readers talking.--Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give and On the Come UpRomantic, funny, hopeful, and unflinchingly real.--Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon Vs. The Homosapiens AgendaThe uplifting story of an HIV-positive teen, falling in love and learning to live her truth.Simone Garcia-Hampton is starting over at a new school, and this time things will be different. She's making real friends, making a name for herself as student director of Rent, and making a play for Miles, the guy who makes her melt every time he walks into a room. The last thing she wants is for word to get out that she's HIV-positive, because last time ... well, last time things got ugly. Keeping her viral load under control is easy, but keeping her diagnosis under wraps is not so simple. As Simone and Miles start going out for real--shy kisses escalating into much more--she feels an uneasiness that goes beyond butterflies. She knows she has to tell him that she's positive, especially if sex is a possibility, but she's terrified of how he'll react! And then she finds an anonymous note in her locker: I know you have HIV. You have until Thanksgiving to stop hanging out with Miles. Or everyone else will know too. Simone's first instinct is to protect her secret at all costs, but as she gains a deeper understanding of the prejudice and fear in her community, she begins to wonder if the only way to rise above is to face the haters head-on. ...Full Disclosure is such a joy to read.--Erika Sanchez, National Book Award finalist for I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican DaughterA big-hearted love letter to inclusivity, bravery, and acceptance, Full Disclosure is a wonder of a book.--Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces


Talking to robots : tales from our human-robot futures / David Ewing Duncan.

Award-winning journalist David Ewing Duncan considers 24 visions of possible human-robot futures--Incredible scenarios from Teddy Bots to Warrior Bots, and Politician Bots to Sex Bots--Grounded in real technologies and possibilities and inspired by our imagination. What robot and AI systems are being built and imagined right now? What do they say about us, their creators? Will they usher in a fantastic new future, or destroy us? What do some of our greatest thinkers, from physicist Brian Greene and futurist Kevin Kelly to inventor Dean Kamen, geneticist George Church, and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, anticipate about our human-robot future? For even as robots and A.I. intrigue us and make us anxious about the future, our fascination with robots has always been about more than the potential of the technology-it's also about what robots tell us about being human.


It came from something awful : how a toxic troll army accidentally memed Donald Trump into office / Dale Beran.

It came from something awful : how a toxic troll army accidentally memed Donald Trump into office / Dale Beran.
)This program is read by the author.An insider's history of the website at the end of the world, which burst into politics and memed Donald Trump into the White House.The internet has transformed the ways we think and act, and by consequence, our politics. The most impactful recent political movements on the far left and right started with massive online collectives of teenagers. Strangely, both movements began on the same website: an anime imageboard called 4chan.org. It Came from Something Awful is the fascinating and bizarre story of 4chan and its profound effect on youth counterculture.Dale Beran has observed the website's shifting activities and interests since the beginning. 4chan is a microcosm of the internet itself--simultaneously at the vanguard of contemporary culture, politics, comedy and language, and a new low for all of the above. It was the original meme machine, mostly frequented by socially awkward and disenfranchised young men in search of a place to be alone together.During the recession of the late 2000's, the memes became political. 4chan was the online hub of a leftist hacker collective known as Anonymous and a prominent supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement. But within a few short years, the site's ideology spun on its axis; it became the birthplace and breeding ground of the alt-right. In It Came from Something Awful, Beran uses his insider's knowledge and natural storytelling ability to chronicle 4chan's strange journey from creating rage-comics to inciting riots to--according to some--memeing Donald Trump into the White House.


The Warlow experiment : a novel / Alix Nathan.

An utterly transporting and original historical novel about an eighteenth-century experiment in personal isolation that yields unexpected--and deeply, shatteringly human--results.The best kind of historical fiction. Alix Nathan is an original, with a virtuoso touch.--Hilary Mantel Herbert Powyss lives in an estate in the Welsh Marches, with enough time and income to pursue a gentleman's fashionable investigations and experiments in botany. But he longs to make his mark in the field of science--something consequential enough to present to the Royal Society in London. He hits on a radical experiment in isolation: For seven years a subject will inhabit three rooms in the basement of the manor house, fitted out with rugs, books, paintings, and even a chamber organ. Meals will arrive thrice daily via a dumbwaiter. The solitude will be totally unrelieved by any social contact whatsoever; the subject will keep a diary of his daily thoughts and actions. The pay: fifty pounds per annum, for life. Only one man is desperate to apply for the job: John Warlow, a semi-literate laborer with a wife and six children to provide for. The experiment, a classic Enlightenment exercise gone more than a little mad, will have unforeseen consequences for all included.


Gravity Is the Thing / Jaclyn Moriarty.

Gravity Is the Thing /  Jaclyn Moriarty.


A river of royal blood / Amanda Joy.

An enthralling debut perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone set in a North African-inspired fantasy world where two sisters must fight to the death to win the crown. Sixteen-year-old Eva is a princess, born with the magick of blood and marrow--a dark and terrible magick that hasn't been seen for generations in the vibrant but fractured country of Myre. Its last known practitioner was Queen Raina, who toppled the native khimaer royalty and massacred thousands, including her own sister, eight generations ago, thus beginning the Rival Heir tradition. Living in Raina's long and dark shadow, Eva must now face her older sister, Isa, in a battle to the death if she hopes to ascend to the Ivory Throne--because in the Queendom of Myre only the strongest, most ruthless rulers survive.When Eva is attacked by an assassin just weeks before the battle with her sister, she discovers there is more to the attempt on her life than meets the eye--and it isn't just her sister who wants to see her dead. As tensions escalate, Eva is forced to turn to a fey instructor of mythic proportions and a mysterious and handsome khimaer prince for help in growing her magick into something to fear. Because despite the love she still has for her sister, Eva will have to choose: Isa's death or her own.A River of Royal Blood is an enthralling debut set in a lush North African inspired fantasy world that subtly but powerfully challenges our notions of power, history, and identity.


Drive your plow over the bones of the dead : a novel / Antonia Lloyd-Jones.

FINALIST FOR THE 2019 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZEA brilliant literary murder mystery. -Chicago TribuneExtraordinary. Tokarczuk's novel is funny, vivid, dangerous, and disturbing, and it raises some fierce questions about human behavior. My sincere admiration for her brilliant work. -Annie ProulxIn a remote Polish village, Janina devotes the dark winter days to studying astrology, translating the poetry of William Blake, and taking care of the summer homes of wealthy Warsaw residents. Her reputation as a crank and a recluse is amplified by her not-so-secret preference for the company of animals over humans. Then a neighbor, Big Foot, turns up dead. Soon other bodies are discovered, in increasingly strange circumstances. As suspicions mount, Janina inserts herself into the investigation, certain that she knows whodunit. If only anyone would pay her mind ... A deeply satisfying thriller cum fairy tale, Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead is a provocative exploration of the murky borderland between sanity and madness, justice and tradition, autonomy and fate. Whom do we deem sane? it asks. Who is worthy of a voice?


Gods with a little g : a novel / Tupelo Hassman.

Gods with a little g : a novel / Tupelo Hassman.
From the acclaimed author of Girlchild, this gritty, irreverent novel sees a young misfit grow into hope.Unsinkable and wrecked by grief, motherless and aimless and looking for connection, Helen Dedleder is a girl with a gift she doesn't want to use and a pack of friends who are all just helping each other get by. So cut off from the rest of the world that even the internet is blocked (never mind traffic in and out), Rosary, California, is run by evangelicals but was named by Catholics. It's a town on very formal relations with its neighbors, one that boasts an oil refinery as well as a fairly sizable population of teenagers. For Helen and her gang of misfits, the tire yard, sex, and beer help pass the days until they turn eighteen and leave town. Her best friends, Win and Rainbolene, late arrivals to Rosary, are particularly keen to depart--Rain because she'll finally be able to get the hormones she needs to fully become herself. Watching over them is Aunt Bev, an outcast like the kids, who runs the barely tolerated Psychic Encounter Shoppe and tries to keep Helen connected to her own psychic talents--a gift passed down from her mother. Tensions are building, though, in every way. Threats against the Psychic Encounter Shoppe become serious actions. One of the kids gets in trouble, and then another. And Helen can see some things before they happen, but somehow can't see the most important things happening right in front of her. Tupelo Hassman's gods with a little g bursts and splinters with flawed, lovable characters whose haphazard investigations into each others's hearts will reshape your understanding of trust, how to build a family, and how to make a future you can see.


Black light : stories / Kimberly King Parsons.

The stories in Black Light are grimy and weird, surprising, utterly lush. . . . I loved every moment of this book.--Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other PartiesWith raw, poetic ferocity, Kimberly King Parsons exposes desire's darkest hollows--those hidden places where most of us are afraid to look. In this debut collection of enormously perceptive and brutally unsentimental short stories, Parsons illuminates the ache of first love, the banality of self-loathing, the scourge of addiction, the myth of marriage, and the magic and inevitable disillusionment of childhood. Taking us from hot Texas highways to cold family kitchens, from the freedom of pay-by-the-hour motels to the claustrophobia of private school dorms, these stories erupt off the page with a primal howl--sharp-voiced, acerbic, and wise.


Superior : the return of race science / Angela Saini.

An astute and timely examination of the re-emergence of scientific research into racial differencesSuperior tells the disturbing story of the persistent thread of belief in biological racial differences in the world of science.After the horrors of the Nazi regime in WWII, the mainstream scientific world turned its back on eugenics and the study of racial difference. But a worldwide network of unrepentant eugenicists quietly founded journals and funded research, providing the kind of shoddy studies that were ultimately cited in Richard Hernstein's and Charles Murray's 1994 title, The Bell Curve, which purported to show differences in intelligence among races. If the vast majority of scientists and scholars disavowed these ideas, and considered race a social construct, it was still an idea that managed to somehow make its way into the research into the human genome that began in earnest in the mid-1990s and continues today. Dissecting the statements and work of contemporary scientists studying human biodiversity, most of whom claim to be just following the data, Saini shows us how, again and again, science is retrofitted to accommodate race. Even as our understanding of highly complex traits like intelligence, and the complicated effect of environmental influences on human beings, from the molecular level on up, grows, the hope of finding simple genetic differences between races--to explain differing rates of disease, to explain poverty or test scores or to justify cultural assumptions--stubbornly persists. At a time when racialized nationalisms are a resurgent threat throughout the world, Superior is a powerful reminder that biologically, we are all far more alike than different.


A thousand fires / Shannon Price.

A thousand fires /  Shannon Price.
10 Years. 3 Gangs. 1 Girl's Epic Quest... Valerie Simons knows the Wars are dangerous-her little brother was killed by the Boars two years ago. But nothing will sway Valerie from joining the elite and beautiful Herons with her boyfriend Matt to avenge her brother. But when Jax, the volatile and beyond charismatic leader of the Stags, promises her revenge, Valerie is torn between old love and new loyalty.


Savage Appetites : Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession/ Monroe, Rachel.

Savage Appetites : Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession/ Monroe, Rachel.
-- Savage Appetites scrupulously explores empathy, justice, and the persistent appeal of violence.


For the record / David Cameron.

For the record /  David Cameron.
David Cameron was elected Conservative leader in 2005, promising to modernize the party following its three successive electoral defeats. He became Prime Minister in 2010, forming Britain's first coalition government in 70 years, at a moment of economic crisis, and went on to win the first outright Conservative majority for 23 years at the 2015 general election. In For the Record, he will explain how the governments he led transformed the UK economy while implementing a modern, compassionate agenda that included reforming education and welfare, legalizing gay marriage, honoring the UK's commitment to overseas aid and spearheading environmental policies. He will shed light on the seminal world events of his premiership-the Arab Spring; the rise of ISIS; the invasion of Ukraine; the conflicts in Libya, Iraq and Syria-as well as events at home, from the Olympic Games in 2012 to the Scottish referendum. He will provide, for the first time, his perspective on the EU referendum and his views on the future of Britain's place in the world following Brexit. Revealing the battles and achievements of his life and career in intimate and frank detail, For the Record will be an important assessment of the significant political events of the last decade, the nature of power and the role of leadership at a time of profound global change.


Execution dock / Anne Perry.

On the bustling docks along the River Thames, Great Britain's merchant ships unload the treasures of the world. And here, in dank and sinister alleys, sex merchants ply their lucrative trade. The dreaded kingpin of this dark realm is Jericho Phillips, who seems far beyond the reach of the law. But when thirteen-year-old Fig is found with his throat cut, Commander William Monk of the River Police swears that Phillips will hang for this abomination. Monk's wife, Hester, draws a highly unusual guerrilla force to her husband's cause-a canny ratcatcher, a retired brothel keeper, a fearless street urchin, and a rebellious society lady. To one as criminally minded as Phillips, these folks are mere mosquitoes, to be sure. But as he will soon discover, some mosquitoes can have a deadly sting.


Signs : the secret language of the universe / Laura Lynne Jackson.

A renowned psychic medium teaches us how to recognize and interpret the life-changing messages from loved ones and spirit guides on the Other Side. Laura Lynne Jackson is a psychic medium and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Light Between Us. She possesses an incredible gift: the ability to communicate with loved ones who have passed, convey messages of love and healing, and impart a greater understanding of our interconnectedness. Though her abilities are exceptional, they are not unique, and that is the message at the core of this book. Understanding the secret language of the universe is a gift available to all. As we learn to ask for and recognize signs from the other side, we will start to find meaning where before there was only confusion, and see light in the darkness. We may decide to change paths, push toward love, pursue joy, and engage with life in a whole new way. In Signs, Jackson is able to bring the mystical into the everyday. She relates stories of people who have experienced uncanny revelations and instances of unexplained synchronicity, as well as others drawn from her own experience. There's the lost child who appears to his mother as a deer that approaches her unhesitatingly at a highway rest stop; the name written on a dollar bill that lets a terrified wife know that her husband will be okay; the Elvis Presley song that arrives at the exact moment of Jackson's own father's passing; and many others. This is a book that is inspiring and practical, deeply comforting and wonderfully motivational, in asking us to see beyond ourselves to a more magnificent universal design.Advance praise for SignsThis stirring guide ... asserts that anyone can learn to understand messages that are sent from the 'Other Side.' ... For readers struggling with loss who believe it's possible to communicate with the deceased, this book will console and empower them to look beyond their suffering.--Publishers Weekly


The castle on sunset life, death, love, art, and scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont / Shawn Levy.

Fascinating, dishy, and glimmering with insight.--Cheryl StrayedA fabulously fizzy account.--Vanity FairI want to live inside this book!--Taylor Jenkins ReidThe definitive history of Hollywood's most iconic, storied, and scandalous hotelFor ninety years, Hollywood's brightest stars have favored the Chateau Marmont as a home away from home. An apartment house-turned-hotel, it has been the backdrop for generations of gossip and folklore: 1930s bombshell Jean Harlow took lovers during her third honeymoon there; director Nicholas Ray slept with his sixteen-year-old Rebel Without a Cause star Natalie Wood; Anthony Perkins and Tab Hunter met poolside and began a secret affair; Jim Morrison swung from the balconies, once falling nearly to his death; John Belushi suffered a fatal overdose in a private bungalow; Lindsay Lohan got the boot after racking up nearly $50,000 in charges in less than two months.Perched above the Sunset Strip like a fairytale castle, the Chateau seems to come from another world entirely. Its singular appearance houses an equally singular history. While a city, an industry, and a culture have changed around it, Chateau Marmont has welcomed the most iconic and iconoclastic personalities in film, music, and media. It appeals to the rich and famous not just for its European ambiance but for its seclusion: Much of what's happened inside the Chateau's walls has eluded the public eye.Until now. With wit and insight, Shawn Levy recounts the wild revelries and scandalous liaisons, the creative breakthroughs and marital breakdowns, the births and deaths that the Chateau has been a party to. Vivid, salacious, and richly informed, Levy's book is a glittering tribute to Hollywood as seen from inside the walls of its most hallowed hotel.


The turn of midnight / Minette Walters.

The turn of midnight /  Minette Walters.
The compelling, taut and suspenseful conclusion to The Last Hours As the year 1349 approaches, the Black Death continues its devastating course across England. In Dorseteshire, the quarantined people of Develish question whether they are the only survivors. Guided by their beloved young mistress, Lady Anne, they wait, knowing that when their dwindling stores are finally gone they will have no choice but to leave. But where will they find safety in the desolate wasteland outside' One man has the courage to find out. Thaddeus Thurkell, a freethinking, educated serf, strikes out in search of supplies and news. A compelling leader, he and his companions quickly throw off the shackles of serfdom and set their minds to ensuring Develish's future-and freedom for its people. But what use is freedom that cannot be gained lawfully' When Lady Anne and Thaddeus conceive an audacious plan to secure her people's independence, neither foresees the life-threatening struggle over power, money and religion that follows.


Hollow kingdom : a novel / Kira Jane Buxton.

Hollow kingdom : a novel / Kira Jane Buxton.
One pet crow fights to save humanity from an apocalypse in this uniquely hilarious debut from a genre-bending literary author.S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle's wild crows (those idiots), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos (R).Then Big Jim's eyeball falls out of his head, and S.T. starts to feel like something isn't quite right. His most tried-and-true remedies--from beak-delivered beer to the slobbering affection of Big Jim's loyal but dim-witted dog, Dennis--fail to cure Big Jim's debilitating malady. S.T. is left with no choice but to abandon his old life and venture out into a wild and frightening new world with his trusty steed Dennis, where he discovers that the neighbors are devouring each other and the local wildlife is abuzz with rumors of dangerous new predators roaming Seattle. Humanity's extinction has seemingly arrived, and the only one determined to save it is a foul-mouthed crow whose knowledge of the world around him comes from his TV-watching education.Hollow Kingdom is a humorous, big-hearted, and boundlessly beautiful romp through the apocalypse and the world that comes after, where even a cowardly crow can become a hero.


Restless lightning / Richard Baker.

Restless lightning /  Richard Baker.
Richard Baker continues the adventures of Sikander North in Restless Lightning, the second audiobook in his new military science fiction series, Breaker of Empires, and sequel to Valiant Dust.Lieutenant Sikander North has avoided an outright court martial and finds himself assigned to a remote outpost in the crumbling, alien Tzoru Empire--where the navy sends trouble-makers to be forgotten. When Sikander finds himself in the middle of an alien uprising, he, once again, must do the impossible: smuggle an alien ambassador off-world, break a siege, and fight the irrational prejudice of his superior officers. The odds are against his success, and his choices could mean disgrace--or redemption.


The witches are coming / Lindy West.

The witches are coming /  Lindy West.
**Named one of Esquire 's most anticipated books of 2019** From the very moment powerful men on top started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations have been raging from every corner: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt. In T he Witches Are Coming , firebrand author of the New York Times bestselling memoir and now critically acclaimed Hulu TV series Shrill , Lindy West, turns that refrain on its head: FINE, IF YOU INSIST. THIS IS A WITCH HUNT. WE'RE WITCHES, AND WE'RE HUNTING YOU. In a laugh-out-loud, incisive cultural critique, West suggest that Americans reckon with the dark truths that we've long left unexamined. She writes, We were just a hair's breadth from electing America's first female president to succeed America's first black president. We weren't done, but we were doing it. And then, true to form?like the Balrog's whip catching Gandalf by his little gray bootie, like the husband in a Lifetime movie hissing, 'If I can't have you, no one can'?white American voters and the electoral college and a few Russian troll farms shoved an incompetent, racist con-man into the White House. West unpacks the complicated, and sometimes tragic, journey and politics of not being a white man in the 21st century. She tracks the misogyny and propaganda hidden (or not so hidden) in the media she and her peers devoured growing up, a buffet of distortions, delusions, prejudice and outright bullsh*t that has allowed white male mediocrity to maintain a death grip on American culture and politics. At once side-splittingly funny and irresistibly thought-provoking, The Witches Are Coming provides all the kindling to burn America's restrictive and outdated social norms to the ground. Lindy West lights the match.


Killer green tomatoes / Lynn Cahoon.

The time seems ripe for success as Angie Turner opens her farm-to-table restaurant in her Idaho hometown--until her new tomato supplier is accused of murder and Angie has to pick the real killer...


The Saturday Night Ghost Club : a novel / Craig Davidson.

A short, irresistible, and bittersweet coming-of-age story in the vein of Stranger Things and Stand by Me about a group of misfit kids who spend an unforgettable summer investigating local ghost stories and urban legends. Growing up in 1980s Niagara Falls - a seedy but magical, slightly haunted place - Jake Baker spends most of his time with his uncle Calvin, a kind but eccentric enthusiast of occult artifacts and conspiracy theories. The summer Jake turns twelve, he befriends a pair of siblings new to town, and so Calvin decides to initiate them all into the Saturday Night Ghost Club. But as the summer goes on, what begins as a seemingly light-hearted project may ultimately uncover more than any of its members had imagined. With the alternating warmth and sadness of the best coming-of-age stories, The Saturday Night Ghost Club is a note-perfect novel that poignantly examines the haunting mutability of memory and storytelling, as well as the experiences that form the people we become, and establishes Craig Davidson as a remarkable literary talent.


Lithium : a doctor, a drug, and a breakthrough / Walter A. Brown.

Lithium : a doctor, a drug, and a breakthrough / Walter A. Brown.
From insulin comas and lobotomy to incarceration to exile, Walter Brown chronicles the troubling history of the diagnosis and (often ineffective) treatment of bipolar disorder through the centuries, before the publication of a groundbreaking research paper in 1949. Cade's Lithium Salts in the Treatment of Psychotic Excitement described, for the first time, lithium's astonishing efficacy at both treating and preventing the recurrence of manic-depressive episodes, and would eventually transform the lives of patients, pharmaceutical researchers, and practicing physicians worldwide. And yet, as Brown shows, it would be decades before lithium would overcome widespread stigmatization as a dangerous substance, and the resistance from the pharmaceutical industry, which had little incentive to promote a naturally occurring drug that could not be patented. Brown also provides a vivid portrait of the story's unlikely hero, John Cade, a devoted naturalist who, unlike many modern medical researchers, did not benefit from prestigious research training or big funding sources. In this revelatory biography of a drug and the man who fought for its discovery, Brown crafts a captivating picture of modern medical history-revealing just how close we came to passing over this extraordinary cure.


The Prime Minister / Anthony Trollope.

The Prime Minister /  Anthony Trollope.
When the liberal government falls and neither party is able to form a cabinet, Plantaganet Palliser is called upon to lead a coalition government. He is reluctant at first, and displays none of the charisma of his predecessors, but eventually he grows into the role. However, his confidence is short-lived as he becomes embroiled in a scandal involving the villainous Ferdinand Lopez--unintentionally brought about by Lady Glencora Palliser. Pronounced 'a beautiful book' by Leo Tolstoy, The Prime Minister is a superb portrait of marriage and politics, and the compromises necessary for success in both. It is the fifth novel in Trollope's Palliser series.


Overthrow : a novel / Caleb Crain.

A nineteenth-century social novel for the twenty-first-century surveillance state.--The New York Times Book ReviewA political thriller with a radical spirit.--The Boston GlobeA deeply humane novel that explores the fate of candor, good will, and the utopian spirit in a world where technology and surveillance are weaponizing human relationshipsOne autumn night, as a grad student named Matthew is walking home from the subway, a handsome skateboarder catches his eye. Leif, mesmerizing and enigmatic, invites Matthew to meet his friends, who are experimenting with tarot cards. It's easier to know what's in other people's minds than most people realize, the friends claim. Do they believe in telepathy? Can they actually do it? Though Matthew should be writing his dissertation on the poetry of kingship, he soon finds himself falling in love with Leif--a poet of the internet age--and entangled with Leif's group as they visit the Occupy movement's encampment across the river, where they hope their ideas about radical empathy will help heal a divided world and destabilize the 1%. When the group falls afoul of a security contractor freelancing for the government, the news coverage, internet outrage, and legal repercussions damage the romances and alliances that hold the friends together, and complicate the faith the members of the group have--or, in some cases, don't have--in the powers they've been nurturing. Elspeth and Raleigh, two of Leif's oldest friends, will see if their relationship can weather the strains of criminal charges; Chris and Julia, who drifted into the group more recently, will have their loyalties tested; and Matthew, entranced by the man at the center of it all, will have to decide what he owes Leif and how much he's willing to give him. All six will be forced to reckon with the ambiguous nature of transparency and with the insidious natures of power and privilege.Overthrow is a story about the aftermath of the search for a new moral idealism, in a world where new controls on us--through technology, surveillance, the law--seem to be changing the nature and shape of the boundaries that we imagine around our selves. Caleb Crain, with astonishing sensitivity, acuity, and grace, has captured the deep unease and ambiguity that threaten our contemporary lives, and has written a beautiful novel about the redemptive possibilities of love and friendship.


The outlaw ocean : journeys across the last untamed frontier / Ian Urbina.

A riveting, terrifying, thrilling story of a netherworld that few people know about, and fewer will ever see.... The soul of this book is as wild as the ocean itself.--Susan Casey, best-selling author of The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the OceanA riveting, adrenaline-fueled tour of a vast, lawless and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas.There are few remaining frontiers on our planet. But perhaps the wildest, and least understood, are the world's oceans: too big to police, and under no clear international authority, these immense regions of treacherous water play host to rampant criminality and exploitation.Traffickers and smugglers, pirates and mercenaries, wreck thieves and repo men, vigilante conservationists and elusive poachers, seabound abortion providers, clandestine oil-dumpers, shackled slaves and cast-adrift stowaways--drawing on five years of perilous and intrepid reporting, often hundreds of miles from shore, Ian Urbina introduces us to the inhabitants of this hidden world. Through their stories of astonishing courage and brutality, survival and tragedy, he uncovers a globe-spanning network of crime and exploitation that emanates from the fishing, oil and shipping industries, and on which the world's economies rely. Both a gripping adventure story and a stunning exposé, this unique work of reportage brings fully into view for the first time the disturbing reality of a floating world that connects us all, a place where anyone can do anything because no one is watching.


Dapper Dan : made in Harlem: a memoir / Daniel R. Day.

Dapper Dan is a legend, an icon, a beacon of inspiration to many in the Black community. His story isn't just about fashion. It's about tenacity, curiosity, artistry, hustle, love, and a singular determination to live our dreams out loud.--Ava DuVernay, director of Selma, 13th, and A Wrinkle in Time With his now-legendary store on 125th Street in Harlem, Dapper Dan pioneered high-end streetwear in the 1980s, remixing classic luxury-brand logos into his own innovative, glamorous designs. But before he reinvented haute couture, he was a hungry boy with holes in his shoes, a teen who daringly gambled drug dealers out of their money, and a young man in a prison cell who found nourishment in books. In this remarkable memoir, he tells his full story for the first time. Decade after decade, Dapper Dan discovered creative ways to flourish in a country designed to privilege certain Americans over others. He witnessed, profited from, and despised the rise of two drug epidemics. He invented stunningly bold credit card frauds that took him around the world. He paid neighborhood kids to jog with him in an effort to keep them out of the drug game. And when he turned his attention to fashion, he did so with the energy and curiosity with which he approaches all things: learning how to treat fur himself when no one would sell finished fur coats to a Black man; finding the best dressed hustler in the neighborhood and converting him into a customer; staying open twenty-four hours a day for nine years straight to meet demand; and, finally, emerging as a world-famous designer whose looks went on to define an era, dressing cultural icons including Eric B. and Rakim, Salt-N-Pepa, Big Daddy Kane, Mike Tyson, Alpo Martinez, LL Cool J, Jam Master Jay, Diddy, Naomi Campbell, and Jay-Z. By turns playful, poignant, thrilling, and inspiring, Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem is a high-stakes coming-of-age story spanning more than seventy years and set against the backdrop of an America where, as in the life of its narrator, the only constant is change.Advance praise for Dapper Dan: Made in HarlemDapper Dan is a true one of a kind, self-made, self-liberated, and the sharpest man you will ever see. He is couture himself.--Marcus Samuelsson, New York Times bestselling author of Yes, ChefWhat James Baldwin is to American literature, Dapper Dan is to American fashion. He is the ultimate success saga, an iconic fashion hero to multiple generations, fusing street with high sartorial elegance. He is pure American style.--Andre⁺ѓ Leon Talley, Vogue contributing editor and author


The speed of falling objects / Nancy Richardson Fischer.

The speed of falling objects /  Nancy Richardson Fischer.
From the author of When Elephants Fly comes an exceptional new novel about falling down, risking everything and embracing what makes us unique. Don't miss this compulsively readable novel about the most unlikely of heroes. Danger Danny Danielle Warren is no stranger to falling. After losing an eye in a childhood accident, she had to relearn her perception of movement and space. Now Danny keeps her head down, studies hard, and works to fulfill everyone else's needs. She's certain that her mom's bitterness and her TV star father's absence are her fault. If only she were more-more athletic, charismatic, attractive-life would be perfect. When her dad calls with an offer to join him to film the next episode of his popular survivalist show, Danny jumps at the chance to prove she's not the disappointment he left behind. Being on set with the hottest teen movie idol of the moment, Gus Price, should be the cherry on top. But when their small plane crashes in the Amazon, and a terrible secret is revealed, Danny must face the truth about the parent she worships and falling for Gus, and find her own inner strength and worth to light the way home.


Semicolon : the past, present, and future of a misunderstood mark / Cecelia Watson.

Semicolon : the past, present, and future of a misunderstood mark / Cecelia Watson.
A page-turning, existential romp through the life and times of the world's most polarizing punctuation markThe semicolon. Stephen King, Hemingway, Vonnegut, and Orwell detest it. Herman Melville, Henry James, and Rebecca Solnit love it. But why? When is it effective? Have we been misusing it? Should we even care?In Semicolon, Cecelia Watson charts the rise and fall of this infamous punctuation mark, which for years was the trendiest one in the world of letters. But in the nineteenth century, as grammar books became all the rage, the rules of how we use language became both stricter and more confusing, with the semicolon a prime victim. Taking us on a breezy journey through a range of examples--from Milton's manuscripts to Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letters from Birmingham Jail to Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep--Watson reveals how traditional grammar rules make us less successful at communicating with each other than we'd think. Even the most die-hard grammar fanatics would be better served by tossing the rule books and learning a better way to engage with language.Through her rollicking biography of the semicolon, Watson writes a guide to grammar that explains why we don't need guides at all, and refocuses our attention on the deepest, most primary value of language: true communication.


Shot in the heart / Mikal Gilmore.

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE Haunting, harrowing, and profoundly affecting, Shot in the Heart exposes and explores a dark vein of American life that most of us would rather ignore. It is a book that will leave no reader unchanged. Gary Gilmore, the infamous murderer immortalized by Norman Mailer in The Executioner's Song, campaigned for his own death and was executed by firing squad in 1977. Writer Mikal Gilmore is his younger brother. In Shot in the Heart, he tells the stunning story of their wildly dysfunctional family: their mother, a black sheep daughter of unforgiving Mormon farmers; their father, a drunk, thief, and con man. It was a family destroyed by a multigenerational history of child abuse, alcoholism, crime, adultery, and murder. Mikal, burdened with the guilt of being his father's favorite and the shame of being Gary's brother, gracefully and painfully relates a murder tale from inside the house where murder is born... a house that, in some ways, [he has] never been able to leave. Shot in the Heart is the history of an American family inextricably tied up with violence, and the story of how the children of this family committed murder and murdered themselves in payment for a long lineage of ruin.


The highlander's dilemma : a medieval Scottish romance story / Emilia Ferguson.

Leona MacConnoway is the daughter of the local gentry, a little spoiled and headstrong, but generous and loved by all who know her. When her mother's father passes away in faraway France, a messenger brings word that she must travel to his estate at the order of the new Lord du Mas. However, there is no word on when-or if-she will ever be allowed to return to the wilds of Scotland. Handsome Conn MacNeil has always known that his betrothal to Leona would lead to happily ever after, and he's never doubted that theirs will be a blissful union. Before they can wed, though, she's torn away and sent to France aboard a ship, and months pass with no word from her. For all he knows, his one true love has been married off to a Frenchman or sent even further abroad, but one thing is for certain: He'll stop at nothing to find her. When a ruthless and violent nobleman becomes determined to wed her, and her uncle sees only the advantages that he'll gain from the marriage, Leona must decide whether fight or flight is the right response. She knows that to give in would be the end of her life with Conn, but her uncle has given her no other choice this time. Marry ... or run.


The cursed highlander : a medieval Scottish romance story / Emilia Ferguson.

Will a Scottish beauty who can see the future, predict the doom of the Highlander she loves? A Gifted Lass Joanna MacConnaway's future looks dark when her great-uncle passes, leaving Lochlann in the hands of a new leader. This handsome stranger, who has haunted Joanna's dreams, soon finds himself in mortal danger. Joanna chooses to help him, against her misgivings and sense of impending doom. Can she trust him? And is he worthy of the feelings she soon develops for him? A Cursed Leader Dark and brooding Dougal Blackheath is haunted by ghosts that seem determined to take his life, and, when he moves to Lochlann Castle, the demons follow him to his new home. Though his father has decreed that he must marry a wealthy, powerful bride to serve his own ambitions, he makes the bold and brash decision to marry for love instead, and soon discovers that he has feelings for his new ward, the beautiful Joanna. Ghosts of the Past Joanna rescues Dougal, but the haunting carries on, and both of them, it seems, face mortal danger. When this bloodthirsty ghoul strikes against Joanna, the pair of them unite, to get to the bottom of violence that seems all too real. Otherwise, neither of the Highland pair will live to tell the tale. Will Joanna discover the truth behind the Highland mystery that she's inherited before it ruins her future? Or will her nightmarish vision become her everyday reality? Can Dougal really be the doom of Lochlann Castle, or is something far more sinister-a flesh and blood culprit-behind the attacks on his life?


Sober curious : the blissful sleep, greater focus, limitless presence, and deep connection awaiting us all on the other side of alcohol / Ruby Warrington.

Sober curious : the blissful sleep, greater focus, limitless presence, and deep connection awaiting us all on the other side of alcohol / Ruby Warrington.
Would life be better without alcohol?It's the nagging question more and more of us are finding harder to ignore, whether we have a problem with alcohol or not. After all, we yoga. We green juice. We meditate. We self-care. And yet, come the end of a long work day, the start of a weekend, an awkward social situation, we drink. One glass of wine turns into two turns into a bottle. In the face of how we care for ourselves otherwise, it's hard to avoid how alcohol really makes us feel... terrible. How different would our lives be if we stopped drinking on autopilot? If we stopped drinking altogether? Really different, it turns out. Really better. Frank, funny, and always judgment free, Sober Curious is a bold guide to choosing to live hangover-free, from Ruby Warrington, one of the leading voices of the new sobriety movement. Drawing on research, expert interviews, and personal narrative, Sober Curious is a radical take down of the myths that keep so many of us drinking. Inspiring, timely, and blame free, Sober Curious is both conversation starter and handbook--essential information that empowers listeners to transform their relationship with alcohol, so we can lead our most fulfilling lives.


Off the grid / C.J. Box.

New York Times-bestselling author C. J. Box returns with a suspenseful new Joe Pickett novel. Nate Romanowski is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and trying to deal with past crimes, when he is suddenly surrounded by a small team of elite professional special operators. They're not there to threaten him, but to make a deal. They need help destroying a domestic terror cell in Wyoming's Red Desert, and in return they'll make Nate's criminal record disappear. But they are not what they seem, as Nate's friend Joe Pickett discovers. They have a much different plan in mind, and it just may be something that takes them all down-including Nate and Joe.


American buffalo : in search of a lost icon / Steven Rinella.

Inspired by his opportunity to hunt wild buffalo in the Alaskan wilderness, Steven Rinella examines the American buffalo from its known history as an animal in North America to what the animal as an icon means to Americans.


Exit fee / Brad Taylor.

Exit fee /  Brad Taylor.
Taylor is one of today's premiere authors writing about the world of special ops.-Associated PressFormer Special Forces officer Brad Taylor's thrilling new novella sets Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill against a Serbian gang that makes the mistake of kidnapping someone they both hold dear.Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill are no strangers to international conflict, but this time they're facing a threat much closer to home. Amena, the young Syrian refugee they have taken into their care, is having trouble settling into her new life in South Carolina. As they all struggle to figure out the bounds of their new life, a fight with Pike sends Amena running to the streets of Charleston, where she befriends a girl and her Serbian guardian who may not be as harmless as they seem.Pike, wild with worry over Amena's disappearance, makes it his mission to bring her home safely, but she is in much more danger than they realize. To make matters worse, classified nuclear information may also be on the line. While Pike is on the warpath, Amena learns of the Serbian's true nature and the terrible 'exit fee' he exacts from girls who don't play by his rules.Now it's up to Pike to find her- but the risk will be much higher than he imagines. Includes an excerpt from Brad Taylor's upcoming Pike Logan thriller, Hunter Killer.


Deathstalker return. by Simon R. Green.

Take a journey through the Age of Heroes ... After falling in love with the king's intended, Lewis Deathstalker is now exiled, an outlaw from the empire he faithfully served for so long. With Lewis out of the way, former Paragon Finn Durandal has led a silent coup to wrest control from the king and set himself up as the power behind the throne. But Durandal is not the Empire's biggest threat. The Terror that Owen Deathstalker prophesied nearly 200 years ago is almost upon them, and Owen is supposedly the only one who can save civilization from unspeakable horrors. Lewis, unwilling to believe that the galaxy's savior is dead, sets off to the darkest reaches of the Galaxy to find his lost ancestor. Lewis intends to retrace Owen's footsteps and overturn every possible lead. But with Finn in control of the empire's massive forces, he is outmanned and outgunned at every turn. Lewis must stay one step ahead of Finn's ever-expanding reach if he has any hope of discovering Owen's fate.


The veldt / Classics Reborn Audio Publishing.

Strap yourself into this science fiction classic! Explore the mysteries that this audiobook has to offer, and jump into the action!


The Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club. Ann Warner.

The Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club.  Ann Warner.
In Book One of this cozy mystery series, a morose parrot with a reputation for biting sums up Brookside Retirement Community for reluctant resident, Josephine Bartlett. But when Brookside turns out to be a setting for art theft, dodgy dealings, and...naked poker it becomes vastly more interesting. Josephine investigates the unusual goings on with friend and handwriting expert, Lill Fitzel. And the two befriend a young woman Josephine tries to prevent from making the same mistakes she has made.


Call down the hawk / Maggie Stiefvater.

Ronan Lynch is a dreamer. He can pull both curiosities and catastrophes out of his dreams and into his compromised reality. Jordan Hennessy is a thief. The closer she comes to the dream object she is after, the more inextricably she becomes tied to it. Carmen Farooq-Lane is a hunter. Her brother was a dreamer and a killer. She has seen what dreaming can do to a person. And she has seen the damage that dreamers can do. But that is nothing compared to the destruction that is about to be unleashed.


Still life / Dani Pettrey.

Blacklisted in the photography business when one of her shots causes a scandal, but desperate to somehow continue in the profession, Avery Tate answered an ad for a crime scene photographer. She fully expected to be laughed at, but crime scene analyst Parker Mitchell hired her outright--taking time to teach her the trade. Now she's half in love with the man, half terrified to even acknowledge her feelings, and completely hooked on the job--until the next crime hits too close to home. Avery attends the gallery opening of a new photography exhibit to support her best friend who modeled for the show. The only image of her, though, is a chilling photo of her posing dead. Only the photographer insists he didn't take the shot, and Avery's friend can't be found. As Avery and Parker, along with Parker's brilliant friends, begin to dig into the mystery, they find themselves face-to-face with a dangerous, relentless, and deadly threat which could endanger them all.


Proving Einstein right : the daring expeditions that changed how we look at the universe / S. James Gates and Cathie Pelletier.

Proving Einstein right : the daring expeditions that changed how we look at the universe / S. James Gates and Cathie Pelletier.
The true story of the epic journey to scientifically prove the Theory of Relativity, which would catapult Albert Einstein to fame and forever change our understanding of how the universe came into being. In 1916, a nearly unknown German-born theoretical physicist named Albert Einstein had developed his theory of relativity, but hadn't yet been able to prove it. The only way to do that was through the clear view and measurement of a solar eclipse. In May of 1919, one of the longest total solar eclipses of the 20th century was visible for almost seven minutes in the Southern Hemisphere. And so, two teams of intrepid astronomers set out on a treacherous journey-one to a remote town in Brazil, the other to the small African island of Principe. Their task was to answer the question: during the eclipse, would the stars' light waves follow Newton's law of gravitation, or Einstein's new theory of relativity' Proving Einstein Right is an epic chronicle of this decade-long mission. Hindered by everything from cloudy weather to world war, and traveling halfway around the globe, four men observed a solar eclipse that would catapult Albert Einstein to fame, set the framework for the Big Bang theory, and forever change the way we look at the universe.


Eve in exile : and the restoration of femininity / Rebekah Merkle.

Eve in exile : and the restoration of femininity / Rebekah Merkle.
The swooning ladies of the Victorian Age and the suburban housewives of the 1950s genuinely needed to be liberated. That much is indisputable. So, First-Wave feminists held rallies for women's suffrage. Then, Second-Wave feminists marched for Prohibition, jobs, and abortion. Today, Third-Wave feminists stand firmly for nobody's quite sure what. But the modern woman--who uses psychotherapeutic drugs at a rate never before seen in history--needs liberating now more than ever. The truth is, feminists don't know what liberation is. They have led us into a very boring dead end. Eve in Exile sets aside all stereotypes of mid-century housewives, of China-doll femininity, of Victorians fainting, of women not allowed to think for themselves or talk to the men about anything interesting or important. It dismisses the pencil-skirted and stiletto-heeled executives of TV, the outspoken feminists freed from all that hinders them, the brave career women in charge of their own destinies. Once those fictionalized stereotypes are out of the way--whether they're things that make you gag or things you think look pretty fun--Christians can focus on real women. What did God make real women for?


Bread of angels / Tessa Afshar.

Purple. The foundation of an influential trade in a Roman world dominated by men. One woman rises up to take the reins of success in an incredible journey of courage, grit, and friendship. And along the way, she changes the world. But before she was Lydia, the seller of purple, she was simply a merchant's daughter who loved three things: her father, her ancestral home, and making dye. Then unbearable betrayal robs her of nearly everything. With only her father's secret formulas left, Lydia flees to Philippi and struggles to establish her business on her own. Determination and serendipitous acquaintances-along with her father's precious dye-help her become one of the city's preeminent merchants. But fear lingers in every shadow, until Lydia meets the apostle Paul and hears his message of hope, becoming his first European convert. Still, Lydia can't outrun her secrets forever, and when past and present collide, she must either stand firm and trust in her fledgling faith or succumb to the fear that has ruled her life.


The mysterious affair at Olivetti : IBM, the CIA, and the Cold War conspiracy to shut down production of the world's first desktop computer / Meryle Secrest.

The never-before-told true account of the design and development of the first desktop computer by the world's most famous high-styled typewriter company, more than a decade before the arrival of the Osborne 1, the Apple 1, the first Intel microprocessor, and IBM's PC5150.The human, business, design, engineering, cold war, and tech story of how the Olivetti company came to be, how it survived two world wars and brought a ravaged Italy back to life, how after it mastered the typewriter business with the famous Olivetti touch, it entered the new, fierce electronics race; how its first desktop compter, the P101, came to be; how, within eighteen months, it had caught up with, and surpassed, IBM, the American giant that by then had become an arm of the American government, developing advanced weapon systems; Olivetti putting its own mainframe computer on the market with its desktop prototype, selling 40,000 units, including to NASA for its lunar landings. How Olivetti made inroads into the US market by taking control of Underwood of Hartford CT as an assembly plant for Olivetti's own typewriters and future miniaturized personal computers; how a week after Olivetti purchased Underwood, the US government filed an antitrust suit to try to stop it; how Adriano Olivetti, the legendary idealist, socialist, visionary, heir to the company founded by his father, built the company into a fantastical dynasty--factories, offices, satellite buildings spread over more than fifty acres--while on a train headed for Switzerland in 1960 for supposed meetings and then to Hartford, never arrived, dying suddenly of a heart attack at fifty-eight . . . how eighteen months later, his brilliant young engineer, who had assembled Olivetti's superb team of electronic engineers, was killed, as well, in a suspicious car crash, and how the Olivetti company and the P101 came to its insidious and shocking end.


Get a life, Chloe Brown : a novel / Talia Hibbert.

Get a life, Chloe Brown : a novel / Talia Hibbert.
Absolutely charming... a flawless balance of humor, heat, sweetness, and depth, and I loved every page. ? Helen Hoang, USA Today bestselling author of The Bride Test Talia Hibbert, one of contemporary romance's brightest new stars, delivers a witty, hilarious romantic comedy about a woman who's tired of being boring and recruits her mysterious, sexy neighbor to help her experience new things?perfect for fans of Sally Thorne, Jasmine Guillory, and Helen Hoang! Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost?but not quite?dying, she's come up with seven directives to help her Get a Life, and she's already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family's mansion. The next items? Enjoy a drunken night out. Ride a motorcycle. Go camping. Have meaningless but thoroughly enjoyable sex. Travel the world with nothing but hand luggage. And... do something bad. But it's not easy being bad, even when you've written step-by-step guidelines on how to do it correctly. What Chloe needs is a teacher, and she knows just the man for the job. Redford 'Red' Morgan is a handyman with tattoos, a motorcycle, and more sex appeal than ten-thousand Hollywood heartthrobs. He's also an artist who paints at night and hides his work in the light of day, which Chloe knows because she spies on him occasionally. Just the teeniest, tiniest bit. But when she enlists Red in her mission to rebel, she learns things about him that no spy session could teach her. Like why he clearly resents Chloe's wealthy background. And why he never shows his art to anyone. And what really lies beneath his rough exterior...


Sick kids in love / Hannah Moskowitz.

Isabel has one rule: no dating. It's easier-it's safer-it's better-for the other person. She's got issues. She's got secrets. She's got rheumatoid arthritis. But then she meets another sick kid. He's got a chronic illness Isabel's never heard of, something she can't even pronounce. He understands what it means to be sick. He understands her more than her healthy friends. He understands her more than her own father, who's a doctor. He's gorgeous, fun, and foul-mouthed. And totally into her. Isabel has one rule: no dating. It's complicated-it's dangerous-it's never felt better-to consider breaking that rule for him.


Noel Street / Richard Paul Evans.

Noel Street /  Richard Paul Evans.
In this new offering from the king of Christmas fiction ( The New York Times) , #1 bestselling author Richard Paul Evans shares a story of heart, loyalty, and hope as he explores the deeper meaning of the holiday season and asks what it truly means to love and forgive. The year is 1975. Elle Sheen--a single mother who is supporting herself and her six-year-old, African-America son, Dylan, as a waitress at the Noel Street Diner?isn't sure what to make of William Smith when his appearance creates a stir in the small town of Garland, Utah. As their lives unexpectedly entwine, Elle learns that William, a recently returned Vietnam POW, is not only fighting demons from his past, but may also have the answer to her own secret pain--a revelation that culminates in a remarkable act of love and forgiveness.


The bromance book club / Lyssa Kay Adams.

The first rule of book club:You don't talk about book club.Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott's marriage is in major league trouble. He's recently discovered a humiliating secret: his wife Thea has always faked the Big O. When he loses his cool at the revelation, it's the final straw on their already strained relationship. Thea asks for a divorce, and Gavin realizes he's let his pride and fear get the better of him. Welcome to the Bromance Book Club.Distraught and desperate, Gavin finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville's top alpha men. With the help of their current read, a steamy Regency titled Courting the Countess, the guys coach Gavin on saving his marriage. But it'll take a lot more than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find his inner hero and win back the trust of his wife.


The Guinevere deception / Kiersten White.

Fascinating. . . . Kiersten White has taken the best parts of the Arthurian legend and made them all her own.--Rene⁺ѓe Ahdieh, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn series. A new fantasy series set in the world of Camelot that bestselling author Christina Lauren calls brilliant, reimagining the Arthurian legend . . . where nothing is as magical and terrifying as a girl.Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed a stranger: the charismatic King Arthur. With magic clawing at the kingdom's borders, the great wizard Merlin conjured a solution--send in Guinevere to be Arthur's wife . . . and his protector from those who want to see the young king's idyllic city fail. The catch? Guinevere's real name--and her true identity--is a secret. She is a changeling, a girl who has given up everything to protect Camelot. To keep Arthur safe, Guinevere must navigate a court in which the old--including Arthur's own family--demand things continue as they have been, and the new--those drawn by the dream of Camelot--fight for a better way to live. And always, in the green hearts of forests and the black depths of lakes, magic lies in wait to reclaim the land. Deadly jousts, duplicitous knights, and forbidden romances are nothing compared to the greatest threat of all: the girl with the long black hair, riding on horseback through the dark woods toward Arthur. Because when your whole existence is a lie, how can you trust even yourself? *THE FIRST BOOK IN THE CAMELOT RISING TRILOGY* A rare and enviable mix of impeccable writing, heart-stopping action, lush scenery, and complex, relatable characters . . . brilliant!--New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren Stunning. . . . will leave every reader hungry for more.--Somaiya Daud, author of the Mirage series


The bake shop / Amy Clipston.

The bake shop /  Amy Clipston.
Return to Lancaster County with the first installment of Amy Clipston's charming new Amish Marketplace series. Christiana Kurtz loves to bake, but when her bake stand becomes too busy, her mother encourages her to move her business to the local market. Her new bake shop becomes so inundated with customers that the line blocks the leather and woodcraft shop next door, which is run by Jeffrey Stoltzfus. When Jeffrey complains that her stand is driving away business due to the lines, she complains to him that his personalization machine smells. Though their relationship starts off on bad footing, they eventually forge a friendship. When Christiana's father makes a surprise visit to the market, he is upset to find that Jeffrey uses the building's electricity to personalize his items. He tells Christiana that Jeffrey is too modern for her, and she's forbidden from dating him. Christiana is crushed, but she knows she must obey her father. When Jeffrey's shop catches fire one day, he puts the entire market in jeopardy-including Christiana's bake shop. Christiana, however, can't deny how she feels about Jeffrey despite his mistakes. Though the odds are against them, can two young people find a way to rebuild both their businesses and their relationship'


The deep / by Rivers Solomon ; with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes.

The deep /  by Rivers Solomon ; with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes.
The water-breathing descendants of African slave women tossed overboard have built their own underwater society-and must reclaim the memories of their past to shape their future in this brilliantly imaginative novella inspired by the Hugo Award nominated song The Deep from Daveed Diggs' rap group Clipping. Yetu holds the memories for her people-water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown overboard by slave owners-who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly, is forgotten by everyone, save one-the historian. This demanding role has been bestowed on Yetu. Yetu remembers for everyone, and the memories, painful and wonderful, traumatic and terrible and miraculous, are destroying her. And so, she flees to the surface, escaping the memories, the expectations, and the responsibilities-and discovers a world her people left behind long ago. Yetu will learn more than she ever expected to about her own past-and about the future of her people. If they are all to survive, they'll need to reclaim the memories, reclaim their identity-and own who they really are. Inspired by a song produced by the rap group Clipping for the This American Life episode We Are In The Future, The Deep is vividly original and uniquely affecting.


The Bishop's Bedroom / Piero Chiara ; translated by Jill Foulston.

Summer 1946. World War II has just come to an end, and there's a yearning for renewal. A man in his thirties is sailing on Lake Maggiore in northern Italy, hoping to put off the inevitable return to work. Dropping anchor in a small, fashionable port, he meets the enigmatic owner of a nearby villa who invites him home for dinner with his older wife and beautiful widowed sister-in-law. The sailor is intrigued by the elegant waterside mansion, staffed with servants and imbued with mystery, and stays in a guest room previously occupied by a now-deceased bishop related to his host. The two men form an uneasy bond, recognizing in each other a shared taste for idling and erotic adventure. They soon set sail together, encountering old flames and making new conquests. But tragedy puts an abrupt halt to their revels and shatters the tranquility of the villa. What really happened on the dock? And who was the figure glimpsed cycling around the shore in the dark?


Family upstairs / Lisa Jewell.

Family upstairs /  Lisa Jewell.
Rich, dark, and intricately twisted, this enthralling whodunit mixes family saga with domestic noir to brilliantly chilling effect. ?Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author A haunting, atmospheric, stay-up-way-too-late read. ?Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author From the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes another page-turning look inside one family's past as buried secrets threaten to come to light. Be careful who you let in. Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she's been waiting for her entire life. She rips it open with one driving thought: I am finally going to know who I am. She soon learns not only the identity of her birth parents, but also that she is the sole inheritor of their abandoned mansion on the banks of the Thames in London's fashionable Chelsea neighborhood, worth millions. Everything in Libby's life is about to change. But what she can't possibly know is that others have been waiting for this day as well?and she is on a collision course to meet them. Twenty-five years ago, police were called to 16 Cheyne Walk with reports of a baby crying. When they arrived, they found a healthy ten-month-old happily cooing in her crib in the bedroom. Downstairs in the kitchen lay three dead bodies, all dressed in black, next to a hastily scrawled note. And the four other children reported to live at Cheyne Walk were gone. In The Family Upstairs , the master of bone-chilling suspense ( People ) brings us the can't-look-away story of three entangled families living in a house with the darkest of secrets.


Delphiniums and deception / Ruby Loren.

Locked in with a killer. Arranging flowers is the only way out. When Fergus tells Diana he's taking her on a flower arranging retreat for her birthday, she should have been more suspicious. Especially when he announces that he's coming with her. After discovering the whole truth about the retreat, Diana is still considering how to murder Fergus . . . when one of their fellow flower arrangers is found dead-stabbed in the back with a mystery weapon. With the retreat on complete lockdown, Diana and Fergus have a mystery to solve that wasn't part of the itinerary. Will they find the killer before the clock runs out?


An elephant in my kitchen : what the herd taught me about love, courage and survival / Francoise Malby-Anthony, with Katja Willemsen.

An elephant in my kitchen : what the herd taught me about love, courage and survival / Francoise Malby-Anthony, with Katja Willemsen.
A heart-warming sequel to the international bestseller The Elephant Whisperer, by Lawrence Anthony's wife Francoise Malby-Anthony. A chic Parisienne, Francoise never expected to find herself living on a South African game reserve. But then she fell in love with conservationist Lawrence Anthony and everything changed. After Lawrence's death, Francoise faced the daunting responsibility of running Thula Thula without him. Poachers attacked their rhinos, their security team wouldn't take orders from a woman and the authorities were threatening to cull their beloved elephant family. On top of that, the herd's feisty new matriarch Frankie didn't like her. In this heart-warming and moving book, Francoise describes how she fought to protect the herd and to make her dream of building a wildlife rescue center a reality. She found herself caring for a lost baby elephant who turned up at her house, and offering refuge to traumatized orphaned rhinos, and a hippo called Charlie who was scared of water. As she learned to trust herself, she discovered she'd had Frankie wrong all along. Filled with extraordinary animals and the humans who dedicate their lives to saving them, An Elephant in My Kitchen is a captivating and gripping audiobook.


Finding Chika : a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family / Mitch Albom.

Finding Chika : a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family / Mitch Albom.
Bestselling author Mitch Albom returns to nonfiction for the first time in more than a decade in this poignant memoir that celebrates Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart. Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Albom operates in Port Au Prince. With no children of their own, the forty-plus children who live, play, and go to school at the orphanage have become family to Mitch and his wife, Janine. Chika's arrival makes a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delights the other kids and teachers. But at age five, Chika is suddenly diagnosed with something a doctor there says, No one in Haiti can help you with. Mitch and Janine bring Chika to Detroit, hopeful that American medical care can soon return her to her homeland. Instead, Chika becomes a permanent part of their household, and their lives, as they embark on a two-year, around-the-world journey to find a cure. As Chika's boundless optimism and humor teach Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learns that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost. Told in hindsight, and through illuminating conversations with Chika herself, this is Albom at his most poignant and vulnerable. Finding Chika is a celebration of a girl, her adoptive guardians, and the incredible bond they formed?a devastatingly beautiful portrait of what it means to be a family, regardless of how it is made.


The accomplice / Joseph Kanon.

The accomplice /  Joseph Kanon.
~From master of the genre ( The Washington Post ) Joseph Kanon, a heart-pounding and intelligent espionage novel about a Nazi war criminal who was supposed to be dead, the rogue CIA agent on his trail, and the beautiful woman connected to them both. Seventeen years after the fall of the Third Reich, Max Weill has never forgotten the atrocities he saw as a prisoner at Auschwitz?nor the face of Dr. Otto Schramm, a camp doctor who worked with Mengele on appalling experiments and who sent Max's family to the gas chambers. As the war came to a close, Schramm was one of the many high-ranking former-Nazi officers who managed to escape Germany for new lives in South America, where leaders like Argentina's Juan Per?n gave them safe harbor and new identities. With his life nearing its end, Max asks his nephew Aaron Wiley?an American CIA desk analyst?to complete the task Max never could: to track down Otto in Argentina, capture him, and bring him back to Germany to stand trial. Unable to deny Max, Aaron travels to Buenos Aires and discovers a city where Nazis thrive in plain sight, mingling with Argentine high society. He ingratiates himself with Otto's alluring but wounded daughter, whom he's convinced is hiding her father. Enlisting the help of a German newspaper reporter, an Israeli agent, and the obliging CIA station chief in Buenos Aires, he hunts for Otto?a complicated monster, unexpectedly human but still capable of murder if cornered. Unable to distinguish allies from enemies, Aaron will ultimately have to discover not only Otto, but the boundaries of his own personal morality, how far he is prepared to go to render justice. With his remarkable emotional precision and mastery of tone ( Kirkus Reviews , starred review), Joseph Kanon crafts another compelling and unputdownable thriller that will keep you breathlessly turning the pages.


Mobituaries : great lives worth reliving / Mo Rocca.

Mobituaries : great lives worth reliving / Mo Rocca.
From popular TV correspondent and writer Mo Rocca, a charmingly irreverent and rigorously researched book that celebrates the dead people who made life worth living. Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries - reading about the remarkable lives of world leaders, captains of industry, innovators and artists. But not every notable life has gotten the send-off it deserves. With Mobituaries-the book companion to the CBS podcast of the same name - the journalist, humorist and history buff is righting that wrong, profiling the people who have long fascinated him-from the 20th century's greatest entertainer to sitcom characters gone all too soon to a shamefully forgotten Founding Father. Even if you know the names, you've never understood why they matteruntil now. Rocca chronicles the stories of the people who made a difference, but whose lives-for some reason or another-were never truly examined. There's Thomas Paine, whose Common Sense lit the fuse for the American Revolution-and whose paltry obit summed up his life thusly: He had lived long, did some good, and much harm. And then there's screen icon Audrey Hepburn. She remains a household name, but how much do we know about her wartime upbringing and how it shaped the woman we fell in love with' And what about Billy Carter and history's unruly presidential brothers' Were they ne'er-do-well liabilities or secret weapons. As a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and the host of The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation, Rocca is an expert researcher and storyteller. He draws on these skills here. With his rigorous reporting and trademark wit, Rocca brings these men and women splendidly back to life like no one else can. Mobituaries is an insightful and unconventional account of the people who made life worth living for the rest of us, one that asks us to think about who gets remembered, and why.


She came to slay : the life and times of Harriet Tubman / Erica Armstrong Dunbar.

She came to slay : the life and times of Harriet Tubman / Erica Armstrong Dunbar.
In the bestselling tradition of The Notorious RBG comes a lively, informative, and illustrated tribute to one of the most exceptional women in American history-Harriet Tubman-a heroine whose fearlessness and activism still resonates today.Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad. As a leading abolitionist, her bravery and selflessness has inspired generations in the continuing struggle for civil rights. Now, National Book Award nominee Erica Armstrong Dunbar presents a fresh take on this American icon blending traditional biography, illustrations, photos, and engaging sidebars that illuminate the life of Tubman as never before. Not only did Tubman help liberate hundreds of slaves, she was the first woman to lead an armed expedition during the Civil War, worked as a spy for the Union Army, was a fierce suffragist, and was an advocate for the aged. She Came to Slay reveals the many complexities and varied accomplishments of one of our nation's true heroes and offers an accessible and modern interpretation of Tubman's life that is both informative and engaging. Filled with rare outtakes of commentary, an expansive timeline of Tubman's life, photos (both new and those in public domain), commissioned illustrations, and sections including Harriet By the Numbers (number of times she went back down south, approximately how many people she rescued, the bounty on her head) and Harriet's Homies (those who supported her over the years), She Came to Slay is a stunning and powerful mix of pop culture and scholarship and proves that Harriet Tubman is well deserving of her permanent place in our nation's history.


Resistance reborn / Rebecca Roanhorse.

In this pivotal prequel to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the heroes of the Resistance--Poe Dameron, General Leia Organa, Rey, and Finn--must fight back from the edge of oblivion.The Resistance is in ruins. In the wake of their harrowing escape from Crait, what was once an army has been reduced to a handful of wounded heroes. Finn, Poe, Rey, Rose, Chewbacca, Leia Organa--their names are famous among the oppressed worlds they fight to liberate. But names can only get you so far, and Leia's last desperate call for aid has gone unanswered. From the jungles of Ryloth to the shipyards of Corellia, the shadow of the First Order looms large, and those with the bravery to face the darkness are scattered and isolated. If hope is to survive, the Resistance must journey throughout the galaxy, seeking out more leaders--including those who, in days gone by, helped a nascent rebellion topple an empire. Battles will be fought, alliances will be forged, and the Resistance will be reborn.


Supernova / Marissa Meyer.

Supernova /  Marissa Meyer.
All's fair in love and anarchy... The epic conclusion to Marissa Meyer's thrilling Renegades Trilogy finds Nova and Adrian struggling to keep their secret identities concealed while the battle rages on between their alter egos, their allies, and their greatest fears come to life. Secrets, lies, and betrayals are revealed as anarchy once again threatens to reclaim Gatlon City.


Happiness In Jersey / Jacinta Howard.

The only thing in Jersey Kincaid's world that she has time for are keeping her grades up so that she doesn't lose her scholarship to South Texas University, playing the bass in her band, The Prototype, and satisfying her coffee addiction. Oh, and the occasional random hook-up she indulges in to pass the time. Love? Eh, not so much. Save that crap for a Katherine Heigl or Natalie Portman movie. Jersey's seen enough in life (courtesy of her Pops) to realize that undying romance is nothing more than a myth used to sell books and movie tickets. As she knows too well, the only thing inevitable in life is death-love is definitely not promised. That's why when Jersey meets Isaiah Zay Broussard, with his soulful gray eyes, quick wit, and easy charm, she's determined to remain aloof. She doesn't have time to get sidetracked by fleeting fantasies, even if she does feel an unexplainable connection to Zay she's never experienced before. But when his interest in her only seems to intensify, despite her attempts to brush him off, she gets to see a side of him and herself she didn't expect . . .


Games of deception : the true story of the first U.S. Olympic basketball team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler's Germany / Andrew Maraniss.

*Rivaling the nonfiction works of Steve Sheinkin and Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat....Even readers who don't appreciate sports will find this story a page-turner.--School Library Connection (starred review)An insightful, gripping account of basketball and bias.--Kirkus ReviewsFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Strong Inside comes the remarkable true story of the birth of Olympic basketball at the 1936 Summer Games in Hitler's Germany. Perfect for fans of The Boys in the Boat and Unbroken.On a scorching hot day in July 1936, thousands of people cheered as the U.S. Olympic teams boarded the S.S. Manhattan, bound for Berlin. Among the athletes were the 14 players representing the first-ever U.S. Olympic basketball team. As thousands of supporters waved American flags on the docks, it was easy to miss the one courageous man holding a BOYCOTT NAZI GERMANY sign. But it was too late for a boycott now; the ship had already left the harbor.1936 was a turbulent time in world history. Adolf Hitler had gained power in Germany three years earlier. Jewish people and political opponents of the Nazis were the targets of vicious mistreatment, yet were unaware of the horrors that awaited them in the coming years. But the Olympians on board the S.S. Manhattan and other international visitors wouldn't see any signs of trouble in Berlin. Streets were swept, storefronts were painted, and every German citizen greeted them with a smile. Like a movie set, it was all just a facade, meant to distract from the terrible things happening behind the scenes.This is the incredible true story of basketball, from its invention by James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891, to the sport's Olympic debut in Berlin and the eclectic mix of people, events and propaganda on both sides of the Atlantic that made it all possible.Praise for Games of Deception:Maraniss does a great job of blending basketball action with the horror of Hitler's Berlin to bring this fascinating, frightening, you-can't-make-this-stuff-up moment in history to life. -Steve Sheinkin, New York Times bestselling author of Bomb and UndefeatedI was blown away by Games of Deception....It's a fascinating, fast-paced, well-reasoned, and well-written account of the hidden-in-plain-sight horrors and atrocities that underpinned sports, politics, and propaganda in the United States and Germany. This is an important read. -Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Newbery Honor winning author of Hitler YouthA richly reported and stylishly told reminder how, when you scratch at a sports story, the real world often lurks just beneath.--Alexander Wolff, New York Times bestselling author of The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama


Jet girl : my life in war, peace, and the cockpit of the world's deadliest aircraft, the f/a-18 super hornet / Caroline Johnson, with Hof Williams.

Jet girl : my life in war, peace, and the cockpit of the world's deadliest aircraft, the f/a-18 super hornet / Caroline Johnson, with Hof Williams.
A fresh, unique insider's view of what it's like to be a woman aviator in today's US Navy-from pedicures to parachutes. Caroline Johnson was an unlikely aviator candidate. A tall blonde debutante from Colorado, she could have just as easily gone into fashion or filmmaking, and yet she went on to become an F/A-18 Super Hornet Weapons System Operator. She was one of the first women to fly a combat mission over Iraq since 2011, and she was the first woman to drop bombs on ISIS. Jet Girl tells the remarkable story of the women fighting at the forefront in a military system that allows them to reach the highest peaks, and yet is in many respects still a fraternity. Johnson offers an insider's view on the fascinating, thrilling, dangerous and, at times, glamorous world of being a naval aviator. This is a coming-of age story about a young college-aged girl who draws strength from a tight knit group of friends, called the Jet Girls, and struggles with all the ordinary problems of life: love, work, catty housewives, father figures, make-up, wardrobe, not to mention being put into harm's way daily with terrorist groups such as ISIS and world powers such as Russia and Iran. Some of the most memorable parts of the book are about real life in training, in the air and in combat-how do you deal with having to pee in a cockpit the size of a bumper car going 900 miles an hour' Not just a memoir, this book also aims to change the conversation and to inspire and attract the next generation of men and women who are tempted to explore a life of adventure and service.


This is pleasure : a story / Mary Gaitskill.

Starting with Bad Behavior in the 1980s, Mary Gaitskill has been writing about gender relations with searing, even prophetic honesty. In This Is Pleasure, she considers our present moment through the lens of a particular #MeToo incident. The effervescent, well-dressed Quin, a successful book editor and fixture on the New York arts scene, has been accused of repeated unforgivable transgressions toward women in his orbit. But are they unforgivable? And who has the right to forgive him? To Quin's friend Margot, the wrongdoing is less clear. Alternating Quin's and Margot's voices and perspectives, Gaitskill creates a nuanced tragicomedy, one that reveals her characters as whole persons--hurtful and hurting, infuriating and touching, and always deeply recognizable. Gaitskill has said that fiction is the only way that she could approach this subject because it is too emotionally faceted to treat in the more rational essay form. Her compliment to her characters--and to her readers--is that they are unvarnished and real. Her belief in our ability to understand them, even when we don't always admire them, is a gesture of humanity from one of our greatest contemporary writers.


Conversations with RBG : Ruth Bader Ginsburg on life, love, liberty, and the law / Jeffrey Rosen.

Conversations with RBG : Ruth Bader Ginsburg on life, love, liberty, and the law / Jeffrey Rosen.
An intimate look at the life and career of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in her own words, through an extraordinary series of conversations with the head of the National Constitution Center. Conversations with RBG is a remarkable and unique audiobook, an informal portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing on a series of her conversations with Jeffrey Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era. Rosen, a veteran legal journalist, scholar, and president of the National Constitution Center, shares with us the justice's observations on a variety of topics, and her intellect, compassion, sense of humor, and humanity shine through. The affection they have for each other as friends is apparent in their banter and in their shared love for the Constitution and for opera. With Justice Ginsburg's approval, Rosen has collected her wisdom from their many conversations in which she discusses the future of the Supreme Court and Roe v. Wade, her favorite dissents, the cases she would most like to see overruled, the #MeToo movement, how to be a good listener, and how to lead a productive, compassionate life. These frank exchanges illuminate the steely determination, self-mastery, and wit that have inspired women and men of all ages to embrace the Notorious RBG. Whatever the topic, Justice Ginsburg always has something interesting-and often surprising-to say. And while few of us will ever have the opportunity to chat with her face-to-face, Jeffrey Rosen brings us by her side as never before. Conversations with RBG is a deeply felt portrait of an American hero.


Murder can mess up your masterpiece / Rose Pressey.

Haunted art is in the eye of the beholder ... Artist Celeste Cabot welcomes the chance to show her paintings at a craft fair in her hometown of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where she and her Chihuahua, Van Gogh, can park her vintage Shasta trailer and sell her creations, too. Unfortunately, her sales take a hit when a customer returns a painting, claiming it's haunted. When a fellow vendor discovers images hidden in Celeste's artwork-and a ghost pays her a late-night visit-she's shocked to realize she has psychic abilities. After the grumpy manager of the craft fair is found with a knife in his neck, Celeste's brushes with the paranormal may help fill in the picture-and make sure the wrong person doesn't get framed ...


The way home : tales from a life without technology / Mark Boyle.

It was 11:00 pm when I checked my email for the last time and turned off my phone for what I hoped would be forever.No running water, no car, no electricity or any of the things it powers: the internet, phone, washing machine, radio, or light bulb. Just a wooden cabin, on a smallholding, by the edge of a stand of spruce.The Way Home is a modern-day Walden-an honest and lyrical account of a remarkable life lived in nature without modern technology. Mark Boyle, author of The Moneyless Man, explores the hard-won joys of building a home with his bare hands, learning to make fire, collecting water from the stream, foraging, and fishing.What he finds is an elemental life, one governed by the rhythms of the sun and seasons, where life and death dance in a primal landscape of blood, wood, muck, water, and fire-much the same life we have lived for most of our time on earth. Revisiting it brings a deep insight into what it means to be human at a time when the boundaries between man and machine are blurring.


A door In the earth : a novel / Amy Waldman.

A door In the earth : a novel / Amy Waldman.
For readers of Cutting for Stone and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a new novel from the author of the national bestseller The Submission, about an idealistic young Afghan-American woman trapped between her ideals and the complicated truth. Twenty-two-year-old Parveen is an Afghan-American anthropology student at UC Berkeley, adrift between the separate pulls of a charismatic professor whose contempt for Western cultural narratives runs deep, Afghan immigrant parents who have never quite found their footing in America's strange orbit, and the illicit secret life of young Afghan Americans trying to live normal lives in America. When she comes upon a best-selling book called Mother Afghanistan, a memoir by humanitarian Gideon Crane that has been turned into a sort of bible for American engagement abroad, she's inspired. Galvanized by the author's experience and bent on following in his footsteps, Parveen travels to a remote village in the land of her birth to join with his charitable foundation. When she arrives, however, Gideon's clinic is not a light in the war-torn darkness but a decrepit, unstaffed tomb, the shadowy remains of the place she'd read about. Bit by bit, the fabrications in Gideon's account are revealed, until the foundation on which Parveen chose to make her life-changing pilgrimage crumbles beneath her. Meanwhile, various forces on both sides of the perpetual conflict are amassing, eager to use Crane's words and Parveen's presence to their own ends. When a dramatic bombing occurs, Parveen must decide whether her loyalties lie with the villagers or with the U.S. military-and, by extension, America. A Door in the Earth is a piercingly intelligent story about power, perspective, and idealism, a taut, propulsive novel that brushes aside the dust of America's longest-standing conflict and reveals the complicated truths beneath.


The lost daughter : a novel / Gill Paul.

The lost daughter : a novel / Gill Paul.
From Gill Paul, the author of Another Woman's Husband and The Secret Wife, comes a powerful new chapter in her Romanov saga...' gripping journey through the decades and across the continents, a novel of eternal love, devastating loss, and courage against all odds.Summer 1918: Pretty, vivacious Grand Duchess Maria Romanova faces an uncertain future. The nineteen-year-old daughter of the fallen Tsar Nicholas II, she now lives with her family in suffocating isolation, a far cry from their once-glittering royal household. Her days are a combination of endless boredom and paralyzing fear; her only respite is a clandestine friendship with a few of the guards imprisoning the family-never realizing her innocent flirtations could mean the difference between life and death.1973: When housewife Val Doyle hears her father's end-of-life confession, I didn't want to kill her, she's stunned. So, she begins a search for the truth-about his words and her past. The clues she discovers are baffling-a jewel-encrusted box that won't open and a camera with its film intact. What she finds out pulls Val into one of the world's greatest mysteries-what really happened to the lost Romanov daughter'


The optimist's telescope : thinking ahead in a reckless age / Bina Venkataraman.

A trailblazing exploration of how we can plan better for the future--our own, our families', and our society's. Many of us never learned--or have forgotten--how to make smart decisions for the long run. In a world where immediate satisfaction is the norm, it's easy to avoid thinking ahead. Whether it's decisions about our health (our chronic overuse of antibiotics has triggered a shocking rise in superbugs that are resistant to them), our finances (20 percent of Americans save nothing for retirement), or our jobs (we slash R&D budgets to improve short-term profit and then can't keep pace with competitors), we lack the tools to choose what's best for the future. Today more than ever, we need to know how to make better long-term decisions--for ourselves, our families, and the world.Bina Venkataraman understands this. A former journalist and senior adviser in the Obama administration, she forged partnerships between government and business to combat climate change, and she learned firsthand why people don't think ahead. In The Optimist's Telescope, she draws from her own experience, the stories she has reported from around the world, and research in biology, psychology, economics, archaeology, and beyond to identify the best ways to make decisions that benefit us over time. She dispels the myth that human nature is impossibly reckless, and explains how culture and environment shape our behavior. She highlights the surprising and successful practices that each of us can adopt. The result is a book brimming with useful ideas and insights to help us make better decisions about the future.


All this could be yours : a novel / Jami Attenberg.

All this could be yours : a novel / Jami Attenberg.
From critically acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Jami Attenberg comes a novel of family secrets: think the drama of Big Little Lies set in the heat of a New Orleans summer If I know why they are the way they are, then maybe I can learn why I am the way I am, says Alex Tuchman of her parents. Now that her father is on his deathbed, Alex--a strong-headed lawyer, devoted mother, and loving sister--feels she can finally unearth the secrets of who Victor is and what he did over the course of his life and career. (A power-hungry real estate developer, he is, by all accounts, a bad man.) She travels to New Orleans to be with her family, but mostly to interrogate her tightlipped mother, Barbra. As Barbra fends off Alex's unrelenting questions, she reflects on her tumultuous life with Victor. Meanwhile Gary, Alex's brother, is incommunicado, trying to get his movie career off the ground in Los Angeles. And Gary's wife, Twyla, is having a nervous breakdown, buying up all the lipstick in drug stores around New Orleans and bursting into crying fits. Dysfunction is at its peak. As each family member grapples with Victor's history, they must figure out a way to move forward--with one another, for themselves, and for the sake of their children. ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS is a timely, piercing exploration of what it means to be caught in the web of a toxic man who abused his power; it shows how those webs can tangle a family for generations and what it takes to--maybe, hopefully--break free. With her signature sparkling prose (Marie Claire) and incisive wit, Jami Attenberg deftly explores one of the most important subjects of our age.


Scars like wings : a novel / Erin Stewart.

Relatable, heartbreaking, and real, this is a story of resilience--the perfect novel for readers of powerful contemporary fiction like Girl in Pieces and Every Last Word.Before, I was a million things. Now I'm only one. The Burned Girl.Ava Lee has lost everything there is to lose: Her parents. Her best friend. Her home. Even her face. She doesn't need a mirror to know what she looks like--she can see her reflection in the eyes of everyone around her. A year after the fire that destroyed her world, her aunt and uncle have decided she should go back to high school. Be normal again. Whatever that is. Ava knows better. There is no normal for someone like her. And forget making friends--no one wants to be seen with the Burned Girl, now or ever. But when Ava meets a fellow survivor named Piper, she begins to feel like maybe she doesn't have to face the nightmare alone. Sarcastic and blunt, Piper isn't afraid to push Ava out of her comfort zone. Piper introduces Ava to Asad, a boy who loves theater just as much as she does, and slowly, Ava tries to create a life again. Yet Piper is fighting her own battle, and soon Ava must decide if she's going to fade back into her scars ... or let the people by her side help her fly.A heartfelt and unflinching look at the reality of being a burn survivor and at the scars we all carry. This book is for everyone, burned or not, who has ever searched for a light in the darkness.--Stephanie Nielson, New York Times bestselling author of Heaven Is Here and a burn survivor.


Alexander the Great : his life and his mysterious death / Anthony Everitt.

What can we learn from the stunning rise and mysterious death of the ancient world's greatest conqueror? An acclaimed biographer reconstructs the life of Alexander the Great in this magisterial revisionist portrait.Reads as easily as a novel ... Nearly unparalleled insight into the period and the man make this a story for everyone.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) More than two millennia have passed since Alexander the Great built an empire that stretched to every corner of the ancient world, from the backwater kingdom of Macedonia to the Hellenic world, Persia, and ultimately to India--all before his untimely death at age thirty-three. Alexander believed that his empire would stop only when he reached the Pacific Ocean. But stories of both real and legendary events from his life have kept him evergreen in our imaginations with a legacy that has meant something different to every era: in the Middle Ages he became an exemplar of knightly chivalry, he was a star of Renaissance paintings, and by the early twentieth century he'd even come to resemble an English gentleman. But who was he in his own time? In Alexander the Great, Anthony Everitt judges Alexander's life against the criteria of his own age and considers all his contradictions. We meet the Macedonian prince who was naturally inquisitive and fascinated by science and exploration, as well as the man who enjoyed the arts and used Homer's great epic the Iliad as a bible. As his empire grew, Alexander exhibited respect for the traditions of his new subjects and careful judgment in administering rule over his vast territory. But his career also had a dark side. An inveterate conqueror who in his short life built the largest empire up to that point in history, Alexander glorified war and was known to commit acts of remarkable cruelty. As debate continues about the meaning of his life, Alexander's death remains a mystery. Did he die of natural causes--felled by a fever--or did his marshals, angered by his tyrannical behavior, kill him? An explanation of his death can lie only in what we know of his life, and Everitt ventures to solve that puzzle, offering an ending to Alexander's story that has eluded so many for so long.


Waking the witch : reflections on women, magic, and power / Pam Grossman.

Waking the witch : reflections on women, magic, and power / Pam Grossman.
A whip-smart and illuminating exploration of the world's fascination with witches from podcast host and practicing witch Pam Grossman (The Witch Wave), who delves deeply into why witches have intrigued us for centuries and why they're more relevant now than ever. When you think of a witch, what do you picture? Pointy black hat, maybe a broomstick. But witches in various guises have been with us for millennia. In Waking the Witch, Pam Grossman explores the cultural and historical impact of the world's most magical icon. From the idea of the femme fatale in league with the devil in early modern Europe and Salem, to the bewitching pop culture archetypes in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Harry Potter; from the spooky ladies in fairy tales and horror films to the rise of feminist covens and contemporary witchcraft, witches reflect the power and potential of women. In this fascinating read that is part cultural analysis, part memoir, Pam opens up about her own journey on the path to witchcraft, and how her personal embrace of the witch helped her find strength, self-empowerment, and a deeper purpose. A comprehensive meditation on one of the most mysterious and captivating figures of all time, Waking the Witch celebrates witches past, present, and future, and reveals the critical role they have played--and will continue to play--in shaping the world as we know it.


In the key of Nira Ghani / Natascha Deen.

In the key of Nira Ghani /  Natascha Deen.
A contemporary, coming-of-age story, written by an #OwnVoices author, about a Guyanese girl who must find the balance between her parents' old world expectations and traditions while pursuing her dream of being a great trumpeter. Nira Ghani has always dreamed of becoming a musician. Her Guyanese parents, however, have big plans for her to become a scientist or doctor. Nira's grandmother and her best friend, Emily, are the only people who seem to truly understand her desire to establish an identity outside of the one imposed on Nira by her parents. When auditions for jazz band are announced, Nira realizes it's now or never to convince her parents that she deserves a chance to pursue her passion. As if fighting with her parents weren't bad enough, Nira finds herself navigating a new friendship dynamic when her crush, Noah, and notorious mean-girl, McKenzie Mac, take a sudden interest in her and Emily, inserting themselves into the fold. So, too, does Nira's much cooler (and very competitive) cousin Farah. Is she trying to wiggle her way into the new group to get closer to Noah? Is McKenzie trying to steal Emily's attention away from her? As Farah and Noah grow closer and Emily begins to pull away, Nira's trusted trumpet George remains her constant, offering her an escape from family and school drama.But it isn't until Nira takes a step back that she realizes she's not the only one struggling to find her place in the world. As painful truths about her family are revealed, Nira learns to accept people for who they are and to open herself in ways she never thought possible. A relatable and timely contemporary, coming-of age story, IN THE KEY OF NIRA GHANI explores the social and cultural struggles of a teen in an immigrant household.


Down time : an I hunt killers prequel / Barry Lyga.

Down time : an I hunt killers prequel / Barry Lyga.
Billy Dent is the world's most notorious serial killer, but even killers need to go on vacation sometimes. When a mysterious death occurs in the hotel where Billy is staying, his job seems to call. Will his vacation truly be down time for him after all? In this prequel novella to the I Hunt Killers trilogy, bestselling author Barry Lyga crafts a creepy, intricately plotted mystery.


I can make this promise / Christine Day.

I can make this promise /  Christine Day.
When twelve-year-old Edie finds letters and photographs in her attic that change everything she thought she knew about her Native American mother's adoption, she realizes she has a lot to learn about her family's history and her own identity.


The bastard brigade : the true story of the renegade scientists and spies who sabotaged the Nazi atomic bomb / Sam Kean.

The bastard brigade : the true story of the renegade scientists and spies who sabotaged the Nazi atomic bomb / Sam Kean.
From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes the gripping, untold story of a renegade group of scientists and spies determined to keep Adolf Hitler from obtaining the ultimate prize: a nuclear bombScientists have always kept secrets. But rarely have the secrets been as vital as they were during World War II. In the middle of building an atomic bomb, the leaders of the Manhattan Project were alarmed to learn that Nazi Germany was far outpacing the Allies in nuclear weapons research. Hitler, with just a few pounds of uranium, would have the capability to reverse the entire D-Day operation and conquer Europe. So they assembled a rough and motley crew of geniuses - dubbed the Alsos Mission - and sent them careening into Axis territory to spy on, sabotage, and even assassinate members of Nazi Germany's feared Uranium Club. The details of the mission rival the finest spy thriller, but what makes this story sing is the incredible cast of characters-both heroes and rogues alike-including: Moe Berg the major league catcher who abandoned the game for a career as a multilingual international spy; the strangest fellow to ever play professional baseball.Werner Heisenberg the Nobel Prize-winning physicist credited as the discoverer of quantum mechanics; a key contributor to the Nazi's atomic bomb project and the primary target of the Alsos mission. Colonel Boris Pash a high school science teacher and veteran of the Russian Revolution who fled the Sovit Union with a deep disdain for Communists and who later led the Alsos mission. Joe Kennedy Jr. the charismatic, thrill-seeking older brother of JFK whose need for adventure led him to volunteer for the most dangerous missions the Navy had to offer. Samuel Goudsmit a washed-up physics prodigy who spent his life huntinh Nazi scientist-and his parents, who had been swept into a concentration camp-across the globe. Irène and Frederic Joliot-Curie a physics Nobel-Prize winning power couple who used their unassuming status as scientists to become active members of the resistance. Thrust into the dark world of international espionage, these scientists and soldiers played a vital and largely untold role in turning back one of the darkest tides in human history.


The conscious closet : the revolutionary guide to looking good while doing good / Elizabeth L. Cline.

From journalist, fashionista, and clothing resale expert Elizabeth L. Cline, the Michael Pollan of fashion,* comes the definitive guide to building an ethical, sustainable wardrobe you'll love.Clothing is one of the most personal expressions of who we are. In her landmark investigation Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, Elizabeth L. Cline first revealed fast fashion's hidden toll on the environment, garment workers, and even our own satisfaction with our clothes. The Conscious Closet shows exactly what we can do about it. Whether your goal is to build an effortless capsule wardrobe, keep up with trends without harming the environment, buy better quality, seek out ethical brands, or all of the above, The Conscious Closet is packed with the vital tools you need. Elizabeth delves into fresh research on fashion's impacts and shows how we can leverage our everyday fashion choices to change the world through style. Inspired by her own revelatory journey getting off the fast-fashion treadmill, Elizabeth shares exactly how to build a more ethical wardrobe, starting with a mindful closet clean-out and donating, swapping, and selling the clothes you don't love to make way for the closet of your dreams. The Conscious Closet is not just a style guide. It is a call to action to transform one of the most polluting industries on earth--fashion--into a force for good. Readers will learn where our clothes are made and how they're made, before connecting to a global and impassioned community of stylish fashion revolutionaries. In The Conscious Closet, Elizabeth shows us how we can start to truly love and understand our clothes again--without sacrificing the environment, our morals, or our style in the process.*Michelle Goldberg, Newsweek/The Daily Beast.


A Guest of the Reich : The Story of American Heiress Gertrude Legendre's Dramatic Captivity and Escape from Nazi Germany / Peter Finn.

I read A Guest of the Reich breathlessly, and found myself amazed by the pluck, guts, and courage of Gertrude Legendre.--Lisa Birnbach, author of True Prep Thrilling!--Bill Dedman, author of Empty Mansions The dramatic story of a South Carolina heiress who joined the OSS and became the first American woman in uniform taken prisoner on the Western front--until her escape from Nazi Germany. Gertrude Gertie Legendre was a big-game hunter from a wealthy industrial family who lived a charmed life in Jazz Age America. Her adventurous spirit made her the inspiration for the Broadway play Holiday, which became a film starring Katharine Hepburn. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Legendre, by then married and a mother of two, joined the OSS, the wartime spy organization that preceded the CIA. First in Washington and then in London, some of the most closely-held United States government secrets passed through her hands. In A Guest of the Reich, Peter Finn tells the gripping story of how in 1944, while on leave in liberated Paris, Legendre was captured by the Germans after accidentally crossing the front lines. Subjected to repeated interrogations, including by the Gestapo, Legendre entered a daring game of lies with her captors. The Nazis treated her as a special prisoner of the SS and moved her from city to city throughout Germany, where she witnessed the collapse of Hitler's Reich as no other American did. After six months in captivity, Legendre escaped into Switzerland. A Guest of the Reich is a propulsive account of a little-known chapter in the history of World War II, as well as a fascinating portrait of an extraordinary woman.


The truffle underground : a tale of mystery, mayhem, and manipulation in the shadowy market of the world's most expensive fungus / Ryan Jacobs.

Beneath the gloss of star chefs and crystal-laden tables, the truffle supply chain is touched by theft, secrecy, sabotage, and fraud. Farmers patrol their fields with rifles and fear losing trade secrets to spies. Hunters plant poisoned meatballs to eliminate rival truffle-hunting dogs. Naive buyers and even knowledgeable experts are duped by liars and counterfeits. Deeply reported and elegantly written, this page-turning exposé; documents the dark, sometimes deadly crimes at each level of the truffle's path from ground to plate, making sense of an industry that traffics in scarcity, seduction, and cash. Through it all, a question lingers: What, other than money, draws people to these dirt-covered jewels?


Paper towns / John Green.

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues - and they're for him ...


A kingdom for a stage / Heidi Heilig.

A kingdom for a stage /  Heidi Heilig.
Caught in a war between the rebels and the invading colonizers, Jetta must make an impossible choice-save her people or protect her sanity. The second book in Heidi Heilig's acclaimed Shadow Players trilogy blends traditional storytelling with ephemera to weave an enthralling fantasy that fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir will sink into. Jetta is a wanted criminal. The army wants her for treason against the crown, for the sabotage of Hell's Court temple, and for the murder of General Legarde. They also want her for the power in her blood-the magic that captures wandering spirits to give life to puppets, to rocks, to paper ... to weapons. They're willing to trade the elixir that treats Jetta's madness for the use of her blood. The rebels want her, too, to help them reclaim their country. Jetta may be the one who can tip the scales in this war. But Jetta fears using her power will make her too much like Le Trepas, the terrifying and tyrannical necromancer who once held all Chakrana under his thumb-and who is Jetta's biological father. She's already raised her brother from the dead, after all. And scared off Leo, the only person who saw her as she truly is. With Le Trepas at large and a clash between the army and the rebels becoming inevitable, Jetta will have to decide if saving her country is worth sacrificing her soul. Acclaimed author Heidi Heilig creates a rich world inspired by Southeast Asian cultures and French colonialism. Told from Jetta's first-person point-of-view, as well as chapters written as play scripts, and ephemera such as songs, maps, and letters, A Kingdom for a Stage is a vivid, fast-paced journey that weaves magic, simmering romance, and the deep bonds of family with the high stakes of epic adventure. It will thrill fans of Stephanie Garber and Renee Ahdieh.


The other Boleyn girl / Philippa Gregory.

The other Boleyn girl /  Philippa Gregory.
When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of the handsome and charming Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots as the king's interest begins to wane, and soon she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. With her own destiny suddenly unknown, Mary realizes that she must defy her family and take fate into her own hands.


Girls who run the world : 31 CEOs who mean business / Diana Kapp.

Part biography, part business how-to, and fully empowering, this book is the perfect gift for future entrepenuers...because you're never too young to dream BIG! With colorful portraits, fun interviews and DIY tips, Girls Who Run the World features the success stories of 31 leading ladies today of companies like Rent the Runway, PopSugar, and Soul Cycle.Girls run biotech companies.Girls run online fashion sites.Girls run environmental enterprises. They are creative. They are inventive. They mean business. Girls run the world.This collection gives girls of all ages the tools they need to follow their passions, turn ideas into reality and break barriers in the business world.Jenn Hyman, Rent the Runway Sara Blakely, Spanx Emma Mcilroy, Wildfang Katrina Lake, Stitch Fix Natasha Case, Coolhaus Diane Campbell, The Candy Store Kara Goldin, Hint Water Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe Rachel Haurwitz, Caribou Bioscience Nina Tandon, EpiBone Jessica Matthews, Uncharted Power Jane Chen, Embrace Emily Nu⁺ѓn⁺ёez Cavness, Sword & Plough Hannah Lavon, Pals Leslie Blodgett, Bare Escentuals/Bare Minerals Katia Beauchamp, Birchbox Emily Weiss, Glossier Christina Stembel, Farmgirl Flowers Mariam Naficy, Minted Maci Peterson, On Second Thought Stephanie Lampkin, Blendoor Sarah Leary, Nextdoor Amber Venz, RewardStyle Lisa Sugar, Pop Sugar Beatriz Acevedo, MiTu network Julie Rice and Elizabeth Cutler, Soul Cycle Suzy Batiz, Poo-Pourri Tina Sharkey, Brandless Jesse Genet, Lumi Tracy Young, Plan Grid


Hold still / Nina LaCour.

Hold still /  Nina LaCour.


Crier's war / Nina Varela.

Crier's war /  Nina Varela.
From debut author Nina Varela comes the first book in an Own Voices, richly imagined epic fantasy duology about an impossible love between two girls-one human, one Made-whose romance could be the beginning of a revolution. Perfect for fans of Marie Rutkoski's The Winner's Curse as well as Game of Thrones and Westworld. After the War of Kinds ravaged the kingdom of Rabu, the Automae, designed to be the playthings of royals, usurped their owners' estates and bent the human race to their will. Now Ayla, a human servant rising in the ranks at the House of the Sovereign, dreams of avenging her family's death.by killing the sovereign's daughter, Lady Crier. Crier was Made to be beautiful, flawless, and to carry on her father's legacy. But that was before her betrothal to the enigmatic Scyre Kinok, before she discovered her father isn't the benevolent king she once admired, and most importantly, before she met Ayla. Now, with growing human unrest across the land, pressures from a foreign queen, and an evil new leader on the rise, Crier and Ayla find there may be only one path to love: war.


The story of God's love for you / Sally Lloyd-Jones.

The story of God's love for you /  Sally Lloyd-Jones.
Every story whispers his name It's an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It's a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne-everything-to rescue the one he loves. It's like the most wonderful of fairy tales that has come true in real life! You see, the best thing about this Story is-it's true. And at the center of the Story, there is a baby. The Child upon whom everything would depend. All the stars and mountains and the oceans and galaxies and everything were nothing compared to how much God loved his children. He would move heaven and earth to be near them. Always. Whatever happened, whatever it cost him, he would always love them. And so it was that the wonderful love story began -fromThe Story of God's Love for You(originally published asThe Jesus Storybook Bible).


Defy the fates / Claudia Gray.

Defy the fates /  Claudia Gray.
The stunning finale to the Defy the Stars trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Lost Stars and Bloodline. Hunted and desperate. Abel only has one mission left that matters: save the life of Noemi Vidal. To do that, he not only has to escape the Genesis authorities, he also must face the one person in the galaxy who still has the means to destroy him. Burton Mansfield's consciousness lives on, desperate for a home, and Abel's own body is his last bargaining chip. Alone in the universe. Brought back from the brink of death, Noemi Vidal finds Abel has not only saved her life, but he's made her into something else, something more. Not quite mech, yet not quite human any longer, Noemi must find her place in a universe where she is utterly unique, all while trying to create a world where anyone--even a mech--can be free. The final battle between Earth and the colony planets is here, and there's no lengths to which Earth won't go to preserve its domination over all humanity. But together, the universe's most advanced mech and its first human-mech hybrid might have the power to change the galaxy for good.


Anne of Avonlea / Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Five years after Anne Shirley came to the town of Avonlea, she feels (a little) more grown up, but she's still the same skinny, red-headed orphan Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert took in. After putting her dream of attending Redmond College on hold so she can help Marilla with the farm, Anne doubts she has many adventures ahead of her. But even in plain old Avonlea, her life proves to be anything but ordinary. This sequel to Anne of Green Gables follows Anne's endeavors to become a successful teacher, help raise a pair of rambunctious twins, and improve her beloved hometown--with the help of her former enemy, Gilbert Blythe, who's giving her an awful lot of attention...


Flesh & bone / Jonathan Maberry.

Reeling from the devastation of Dust & Decay, Benny Imura and his friends plunge deep into the zombie-infested wastelands of the great Rot & Ruin. Benny, Nix, Lilah, and Chong journey through a fierce wilderness that was once America, searching for the jet they saw in the skies months ago. If that jet exists then humanity itself must have survivedsomewhere. Finding it is their best hope for having a future and a life worth living.But the Ruin is far more dangerous than any of them can imagine. Fierce animals hunt them. They come face to face with a death cult. And then there' s the zombies--swarms of them coming from the east, devouring everything in their paths. And these zoms are different. Faster, smarter, and infinitely more dangerous. Has the zombie plague mutated, or is there something far more sinister behind this new invasion of the living dead?One thing Benny and his companions can' t afford to forget: In the great Rot & Ruin, everything wants to kill you.


The best American short stories 2019 / Anthony Doerr, editor, [with Heidi Pitlor].

The best American short stories 2019 /  Anthony Doerr, editor, [with Heidi Pitlor].
#1 New York Times best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr brings hisstunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors (San Francisco Chronicle) to selecting The Best American Short Stories 2019. #1 New York Times best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr brings hisstunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors (San Francisco Chronicle) to selecting The Best American Short Stories 2019. Doerr and the series editor, Heidi Pitlor, winnow down twenty stories out of thousands that represent the best examples of the form published the previous year.


As dead as it gets / Katie Alender.

As dead as it gets /  Katie Alender.
In the third installment of Katie Alender's Bad Girls Don't Die series, it's been three months since Alexis helplessly witnessed Lydia Small's death, and all she wants is for her life to return to normal.


Hero / Michael Grant.

Hero /  Michael Grant.
While the Rockborn Gang tries to outmaneuver a new supervillain created by meteorite shrapnel, Malik investigates the Dark Watchers and the possibility that their reality is advanced, elaborate simulation.


Opal / Maggie Stiefvater.

An enchanting story from Maggie Stiefvater featuring Opal, Ronan, and Adam from her bestselling Raven Cycle, taking place after the events of The Raven King.


Three days at the brink : FDR's daring gamble to win World War II / Bret Baier, with Catherine Whitney.

Three days at the brink : FDR's daring gamble to win World War II / Bret Baier, with Catherine Whitney.
From the #1 bestselling author of Three Days in Moscow and anchor of Fox News Channel's Special Report with Bret Baier, a gripping history of the secret meeting that set the stage for victory in World War II-the now-forgotten 1943 Tehran Conference, where Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin plotted the war's endgame, including the D-Day invasion. November 1943: World War II teetered in the balance. The Nazis controlled nearly all of the European continent. Japan dominated the Pacific. Allied successes at Sicily and Guadalcanal had gained modest ground but at an extraordinary cost. On the Eastern Front, the Soviets had already lost millions of lives. That same month in Tehran, with the fate of the world in question, the Big Three-Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin-secretly met for the first time to chart a strategy for defeating Hitler. Over three days, this trio-strange bedfellows united by their mutual responsibility as heads of the Allied powers-made essential decisions that would direct the final years of the war and its aftermath. Meanwhile, looming over the covert meeting was the possible threat of a Nazi assassination plot nicknamed Operation Long Jump, heightening the already dramatic stakes. Before they left Tehran, the three leaders agreed to open a second front in the West, spearheaded by an invasion of France at Normandy the following June. They also discussed what might come after the war, including dividing Germany and establishing the United Nations-plans that laid the groundwork for the postwar world order and the Cold War. Bret Baier's new epic history Three Days at the Brink centers on these crucial days in Tehran, the medieval Persian city on the edge of the desert. Baier makes clear the importance of Roosevelt, who stood apart as the sole leader of a democracy, recognizing him as the lead strategist for the globe's future-the one man who could ultimately allow or deny the others their place in history. With new details found in rarely seen transcripts, oral histories, and declassified State Department and presidential documents from the FDR Library, Baier illuminates the complex character of Roosevelt, revealing a man who grew into his role and accepted the greatest calling of the last century. Weaving a fresh narrative of FDR's rise as a war president and his world-altering relationships with Churchill and Stalin during the decisive turning point in World War II, Baier has produced the biggest book yet in his acclaimed Three Days series.


Will Grayson, Will Grayson / John Green & David Levithan.

It's not that far from Evanston to Naperville, but Chicago suburbanites Will Grayson and Will Grayson might as well live on different planets. When fate delivers them both to the same surprising crossroads, the Will Graysons find their lives overlapping and hurtling in new and unexpected directions.


Chained by night / Larissa Ione.

Chained by night /  Larissa Ione.
Leader of the vampire clan MoonBound, Hunter will do what he must to save his people from extinction-or worse, a torturous eternity as vampire slaves and subjects of human experimentation. To keep his enemies at bay, he has agreed to mate a rival clan leader's daughter in return for peace between the clans and an ally in the looming war with the humans. But survival comes at a price. First, Hunter must break an ancient curse by successfully negotiating three deadly tests. Then he must resist the searing passions of the gorgeous vampire warrior he despises but is bound to mate with. Will Hunter stay true to his word? Or will he risk everything for the woman he really loves: the vampire seductress's identical twin sister?


Rot & Ruin / Jonathan Maberry.

In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter.


Find me / Tahereh Mafi.

Find me /  Tahereh Mafi.
Calling all fans of Tahereh Mafi's New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series! In the Shadow Me novella, Juliette is still reeling from Warner's betrayal, and Kenji is trying to balance his friendship with her with his responsibilities as a leader of the resistance against the Reestablishment. Things get even more interesting when an unexpected person from Omega Point's past surfaces. The fourth novella brings readers back to the Shatter Me world one last time before the final novel installment in the series hits shelves in 2020. The Shatter Me series is perfect for fans who crave action-packed young adult novels with tantalizing romance like Divergent and The Hunger Games. This captivating story was praised as a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love by Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. And don't miss Defy Me, the gripping fifth book in the Shatter Me series!


All eyes on us / Kit Frick.

Pretty Little Liars meets People like Us in this taut, tense thriller about two teens who find their lives intertwined when an anonymous texter threatens to spill their secrets and uproot their lives.PRIVATE NUMBER: Wouldn't you look better without a cheater on your arm?AMANDA: Who is this?The daughter of small town social climbers, Amanda Kelly is deeply invested in her boyfriend, real estate heir Carter Shaw. He's kind, ambitious, the town golden boy-but he's far from perfect. Because behind Amanda's back, Carter is also dating Rosalie.PRIVATE NUMBER: I'm watching you, Sweetheart.ROSALIE: Who IS this?Rosalie Bell is fighting to remain true to herself and her girlfriend-while concealing her identity from her Christian fundamentalist parents. After years spent in and out of conversion therapy, her own safety is her top priority. But maintaining a fake, straight relationship is killing her from the inside.When an anonymous texter ropes Amanda and Rosalie into a bid to take Carter down, the girls become collateral damage-and unlikely allies in a fight to unmask their stalker before Private uproots their lives.PRIVATE NUMBER: You shouldn't have ignored me. Now look what you made me do ...


Girls of storm and shadow / Natasha Ngan.

Girls of storm and shadow /  Natasha Ngan.
In this mesmerizing sequel to the New York Times bestselling Girls of Paper and Fire , Lei and Wren have escaped their oppressive lives in the Hidden Palace, but soon learn that freedom comes with a terrible cost. Lei, the naive country girl who became a royal courtesan, is now known as the Moonchosen, the commoner who managed to do what no one else could. But slaying the cruel Demon King wasn't the end of the plan?-it's just the beginning. Now Lei and her warrior love Wren must travel the kingdom to gain support from the far-flung rebel clans. The journey is made even more treacherous thanks to a heavy bounty on Lei's head, as well as insidious doubts that threaten to tear Lei and Wren apart from within. Meanwhile, an evil plot to eliminate the rebel uprising is taking shape, fueled by dark magic and vengeance. Will Lei succeed in her quest to overthrow the monarchy and protect her love for Wren, or will she fall victim to the sinister magic that seeks to destroy her? The explosive Girls of Paper and Fire was named: - A 9-week New York Times bestseller - #1 on the Indie Kids Next List - B&N's Most Anticipated LGBTQAP Books of 2018 - Buzzfeed's Books You Need to Pick Up This Fall - Goodread's Ultimate Fall YA Reading List - Shondaland's Fantasy Novels You Need to Read - Bookriot's Must Read Asian Releases - Bookish's Most Anticipated YA SFF List.


Picture Us In the Light / Kelly Loy Gilbert.

When Danny discovers a taped-up box in his father's closet filled with old letters and a file on a powerful Silicon Valley family, he realizes there's much more to his family's past than he ever imagined. Danny has been an artist for as long as he can remember, and it seems his path is set, with a scholarship to RISD and his family's blessing to pursue the career he's always dreamed of. Still, contemplating a future without his best friend, Harry Wong, by his side makes Danny feel a panic he can barely put into words. Harry and Danny's lives are deeply intertwined, and as they approach the one-year anniversary of a tragedy that shook their friend group to its core, Danny can't stop asking himself if Harry is truly in love with his girlfriend, Regina Chan. When Danny digs deeper into his parents' past, he uncovers a secret that disturbs the foundations of his family history, and the carefully constructed façade his parents have maintained begins to crumble. With everything he loves in danger of being stripped away, he must face the ghosts of the past in order to build a future that belongs to him.


The Athena protocol / Shamim Sarif.

The Athena protocol /  Shamim Sarif.
Bourne Identity meets Karen McManus in this action-packed series opener about a spy gone rogue, perfect for fans of Ally Carter and Killing Eve. Jessie Archer is a member of the Athena Protocol, an elite organization of female spies who enact vigilante justice around the world. Athena operatives are never supposed to shoot to kill-so when Jessie can't stop herself from pulling the trigger, she gets kicked out of the organization, right before a huge mission to take down a human trafficker in Belgrade. Jessie needs to right her wrong and prove herself, so she starts her own investigation into the trafficking. But going rogue means she has no one to watch her back as she delves into the horrors she uncovers. Meanwhile, her former teammates have been ordered to bring her down. Jessie must face danger from all sides if she's to complete her mission-and survive. Don't miss this gripping page-turner that New York Times bestselling author Patrick Ness called a ferocious, take-no-prisoners thriller that actually thrills!


Jackpot / Nic Stone.

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Dear Martin--which Angie Thomas, the bestselling author of The Hate U Give, called a must read--comes a pitch-perfect romance that examines class, privilege, and how a stroke of good luck can change an entire life.Meet Rico: high school senior and afternoon-shift cashier at the Gas 'n' Go, who after school and work races home to take care of her younger brother. Every. Single. Day. When Rico sells a jackpot-winning lotto ticket, she thinks maybe her luck will finally change, but only if she--with some assistance from her popular and wildly rich classmate Zan--can find the ticket holder who hasn't claimed the prize. But what happens when have and have-nots collide? Will this investigative duo unite...or divide?Nic Stone, the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out, creates two unforgettable characters in one hard-hitting story about class, money--both too little and too much--and how you make your own luck in the world.


Flesh house / Stuart MacBride.

Flesh house /  Stuart MacBride.
The 4th thriller in the Number One bestselling crime series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. Panic grips The Granite City as DS Logan McRae heads up a manhunt for 'The Flesher' - one of the UK's most notorious serial killers. The case was closed. Until the killer walked free... When an offshore container turns up at Aberdeen Harbour full of human meat, it kicks off the largest manhunt in the Granite City's history. Twenty years ago 'The Flesher' was butchering people all over the UK - turning victims into oven-ready joints - until Grampian's finest put him away. But eleven years later he was out on appeal. Now he's missing and people are dying again. When members of the original investigation start to disappear, Detective Sergeant Logan McRae realizes the case might not be as clear cut as everyone thinks... Twenty years of secrets and lies are being dragged into the light. And the only thing that's certain is Aberdeen will never be the same again.


Get out of town / Micol Ostow.

When Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead take a road trip, they discover that their small-town problems seem to follow them wherever they go.Archie's on trial for murder, and the evidence is stacked against him. Betty, Veronica, and Jughead all know that Archie is being framed by Hiram Lodge, but how can they prove it? The gang comes up with a last-ditch plan to prove Archie's innocence: They have to go back to the scene of the crime. They have to go back to Shadow Lake. Threats are around every corner deep in the woods at the Lodge family cabin. Will the teens find the evidence they need to clear Archie's name? And more importantly, will they make it back to Riverdale alive?


Rise / Ellen Goodlett.

Rise /  Ellen Goodlett.
Dark pasts and forbidden romances haunt three ambitious sisters as they fight to inherit the throne in this sequel to Rule, which New York Times bestselling author Elly Blake called dazzling and pulse-pounding.Sisters Akeylah, Ren, and Zofi are all a step closer to their dying father's throne, a step closer to the crown that will allow one of them to rule over Kolonya. But the sisters' pasts continue to haunt them. Each hides a secret marked with blood and betrayal, and now their blackmailer is holding nothing back. When King Andros discovers the sisters' traitorous pasts, the consequences will shake the entire kingdom to its core. As Kolonya's greatest threat stalks closer and closer, weaving a web of fear and deceit around Ren, Zofi, and Akeylah, even the people they love are under suspicion. If the sisters are going to survive, they'll have to learn to trust each other above all else and work together, not only to save themselves, but to protect everyone and everything they hold dear.With shocking reveals and suspenseful storytelling, this breathtaking sequel to Rule will keep you guessing until the very last page.


Bad girls with perfect faces / Lynn Weingarten.

Bad girls with perfect faces /  Lynn Weingarten.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls comes a stylish thriller about the darkness that lurks inside all of us. When I looked up, his smile was wide and real. Ready? he said. I faked a smile back. I had gotten so good at faking things. I thought: You brought this on yourself, Sasha. You will have to pretend forever now. He squeezed my hand again. He couldn't begin to imagine what this actually was. He had no idea what I'd done. What any of us had. When Sasha's best friend Xavier gets back together with his cheating ex, Ivy, Sasha knows she needs to protect him. So she poses as a guy online to lure Ivy away. But Sasha's plan goes sickeningly wrong. And she soon learns to be careful of who you pretend to be because you might be surprised by who you become ... Told in multiple points of view, Bad Girls with Perfect Faces is sexy and twisted with shocks at every turn.


I wanna be where you are / Kristina Forest.

I wanna be where you are /  Kristina Forest.
A debut young adult rom-com about an African American ballerina who finds love on the road to an audition.In a world where it's easy to lose faith in love, I Wanna Be Where You Are is a brilliant burst of light. A dazzling debut.--Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Odd One OutWhen Chloe Pierce's mom forbids her to apply for a spot at the dance conservatory of her dreams, she devises a secret plan to drive two hundred miles to the nearest audition. But Chloe hits her first speed bump when her annoying neighbor Eli insists upon hitching a ride, threatening to tell Chloe's mom if she leaves him and his smelly dog, Geezer, behind. So now Chloe's chasing her ballet dreams down the east coast--two unwanted (but kinda cute) passengers in her car, butterflies in her stomach, and a really dope playlist on repeat.Filled with roadside hijinks, heart-stirring romance, and a few broken rules, Kristina Forest's I Wanna Be Where You Are is a YA debut perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Sandhya Menon.


Maleficent : mistress of evil / adapted by Elizabeth Rudnick.

A deluxe novelization of the Walt Disney Pictures film Maleficent: Mistress of EvilThis sequel explores the complex relationship between the horned fairy and Princess Aurora, as they face new threats to the magical land of the Fair Folk.


Deathcaster / Cinda Williams Chima.

Deathcaster /  Cinda Williams Chima.
In this indispensable conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shattered Realms series, master storyteller Cinda Williams Chima delivers spellbinding action, bittersweet reunions, and dazzling revelations.Warrior Alyssa ana'Raisa would do anything to protect her home, the Fells, and her legacy, the Gray Wolf line. But as a prisoner of Empress Celestine, Lyss is forced to turn her fearsome talents as an army commander against her beloved homeland. Refusal would swiftly lead to her death, and her death would end the Gray Wolf line.In Lyss's absence, Fellsmarch Castle swarms with intrigue, deception, and a primordial threat. Destin Karn, a southern spymaster with a hidden agenda of his own, might be the queendom's only hope of defeating the forces aligned against the Seven Realms . . . as well as the enemies within the castle.


Sisters of shadow and light / Sara B. Larson.

Sisters of shadow and light /  Sara B. Larson.
From the acclaimed author of Defy, a timeless and fantastical tale of sisterly love and powerful magic The night my sister was born, the stars died and were reborn in her eyes. Zuhra and Inara have grown up in the Citadel of the Paladins, an abandoned fortress where legendary, magical warriors once lived before disappearing from the world-including their Paladin father the night Inara was born. On that same night, a massive, magical hedge grew and imprisoned them within the citadel. Inara inherited their father's Paladin power; her eyes glow blue and she is able to make plants grow at unbelievable rates, but she has been trapped in her own mind because of a roar that drowns everything else out-leaving Zuhra virtually alone with their emotionally broken human mother. For fifteen years they have lived, trapped in the citadel, with little contact from the outside world.until the day a stranger passes through the hedge, and everything changes.


Catching fire / Suzanne Collins.

Emmy Award-winning actress Tatiana Maslany narrates a brand-new recording of the second audiobook in the worldwide bestselling trilogy from Suzanne Collins!Suzanne Collins continues the amazing story of Katniss Everdeen in the phenomenal Hunger Games trilogy. Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.


Let's go swimming on doomsday / Natalie C. Anderson.

Forced to become a child soldier, a sixteen-year-old Somali refugee must confront his painful past in this haunting, thrilling tale of loss and redemption for fans of A Long Way Gone and What is the What. When Abdi's family is kidnapped, he's forced to do the unthinkable: become a child soldier with the ruthless jihadi group Al Shabaab. In order to save the lives of those he loves, and earn their freedom, Abdi agrees to be embedded as a spy within the militia's ranks and to send dispatches on their plans to the Americans. The jihadists trust Abdi immediately because his older brother, Dahir, is already one of them, protégé to General Idris, aka the Butcher. If Abdi's duplicity is discovered, he will be killed. For weeks, Abdi trains with them, witnessing atrocity after atrocity, becoming a monster himself, wondering if he's even pretending anymore. He only escapes after he is forced into a suicide bomber's vest, which still leaves him stumps where two of his fingers used to be and his brother near death. Eventually, he finds himself on the streets of Sangui City, Kenya, stealing what he can find to get by, sleeping nights in empty alleyways, wondering what's become of the family that was stolen from him. But everything changes when Abdi's picked up for a petty theft, which sets into motion a chain reaction that forces him to reckon with a past he's been trying to forget. In this riveting, unflinching tale of sacrifice and hope, critically-acclaimed author Natalie C. Anderson delivers another tour-de-force that will leave readers at the edge of their seats.


Dying light / Stuart MacBride.

Dying light /  Stuart MacBride.
The Number One bestselling detective series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride continues in this second crime thriller. It's summertime in Scotland: the sun is shining, the sky is blue and people are dying... It's summertime in the Granite City: the sun is shining, the sky is blue and people are dying... It starts with Rosie Williams, a prostitute, stripped naked and beaten to death down by the docks - the heart of Aberdeen's red light district. For DS Logan McRae it's a bad start to another bad day. Rosie won't be the only one making an unscheduled trip to the morgue. Across the city six people are burning to death in a petrol-soaked squat, the doors and windows screwed shut from the outside. And despite Logan's best efforts, it's not long before another prostitute turns up on the slab...


The guests on South Battery / Karen White.

New York Times bestselling author Karen White invites you to explore the brick-walked streets of Charleston, where historic mansions house the memories of years gone by, and restless spirits refuse to fade away... With her extended maternity leave at it's end, Melanie Trenholm is less than thrilled to leave her new husband and beautiful twins to return to work, especially when she's awoken by a phone call with no voice on the other end-and the uneasy feeling that the ghostly apparitions that have stayed silent for over a year are about to invade her life once more. But her return to the realty office goes better than she could have hoped, with a new client eager to sell the home she recently inherited on South Battery. Most would treasure living in one of the grandest old homes in the famous historic district of Charleston, but Jayne Smith would rather sell it as soon as possible, guaranteeing Melanie a quick commission. Despite her stroke of luck, Melanie can't deny that spirits-both malevolent and benign-have started to appear to her again. One is shrouded from sight, appearing whenever Jayne is near. Another arrives when an old cistern is discovered in her backyard on Tradd Street. Melanie knows nothing good can come from unearthing the past. But some secrets refuse to stay buried...


Eden conquered / Joelle Charbonneau.

Eden conquered /  Joelle Charbonneau.
The electrifying conclusion to the Dividing Eden series by the New York Times bestselling author of the Testing trilogy, Joelle Charbonneau. The Trials of Virtuous Succession have ended. Prince Andreus is king-and Princess Carys is dead. But even as he's haunted by what he did to win the throne, Andreus discovers that his dream of ruling only brings new problems. The people love his twin even more in death than they did when she was alive. The Elders treat him as a figurehead. And worst of all, the winds of Eden are faltering. But despite what everyone believes, Carys is alive. Exiled to the wilderness, Carys struggles to control the powers that have broken free inside her. And as she grows stronger, so does her conviction that she must return to the Palace of Winds, face her twin and root out the treachery that began long before the first Trials started. The Kingdom of Eden is growing darker with each passing day. Brother and sister, former foes, must decide whether some betrayals cut too deep to be forgiven-and whether one will wear the crown or both will lose everything.


Villain / Michael Grant.

Villain /  Michael Grant.
Acclaimed author Michael Grant's globally bestselling Gone series continues with Villain, where old foes return and new ones rise, with action-packed scenes, gory battles, and plot twists that will leave readers scrambling for more. It's been four years since the events of GONE. The Perdido Beach dome is down, but the horrors within have spread. The alien virus-infested rock that created the FAYZ is creating monsters-monsters that walk the cities and countryside, terrorizing all. There are tanks in the street and predator drones in the sky, doomed efforts to stop the disintegration of civilization. Into this chaos comes a villain with the power to control anyone with just the sound of his voice. Dillon Poe wanted to be a comedian once.but everyone made fun of him. Dillon the loser. Dillon the freak. Now he's sending thousands to their death. Who's laughing now' The only people who can stop a superpowered villain are superpowered heroes. Dekka, Shade, Cruz, Malik, Armo, and a new mutant with unmatched powers, are all that stand in Dillon's way. But when the lines begin to blur between hero and villain-some begin to wonder who's really the monster.


Lifestyles of gods & monsters / Emily Roberson.

Lifestyles of gods & monsters /  Emily Roberson.
In a reality TV retelling of the myth of the Minotaur, seventeen-year-old Ariadne fights to save her brother, Asterion, and make her own destiny in a world of celebrity, surveillance, and feigned authenticity.


Within these lines / Stephanie Morrill.

Within these lines /  Stephanie Morrill.
When Evalina Cassano and Taichi Hamasaki are torn apart by the events following the attack on Pearl Harbor, they must fight if they want any hope of returning to one another before World War II steals their future together. Within These Lines is one unflinching, haunting, historical novel you don't want to miss; perfect for fans of Monica Hesse, Ruta Sepetys, and Elizabeth Wein.Evalina Cassano's life in an Italian-American family living in San Francisco in 1941 is quiet and ordinary until she falls in love with Taichi Hamasaki, the son of Japanese immigrants. Despite the scandal it would cause and that inter-racial marriage is illegal in California, Evalina and Taichi vow they will find a way to be together. But anti-Japanese feelings erupt across the country after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Taichi and his family are forced to give up their farm and move to a Japanese-American internment camp.Degrading treatment makes life at Manzanar Relocation Center difficult. Taichi's only connection to the outside world is treasured letters from Evalina. Feeling that the only action she can take to help Taichi is to speak out against injustice, Evalina becomes increasingly vocal at school and at home. Meanwhile, inside Manzanar, fighting between different Japanese-American factions arises. Taichi begins to doubt he will ever leave the camp alive. With tensions running high and their freedom on the line, Evalina and Taichi must hold true to their ideals and believe in their love to make a way back to each other against unbelievable odds. Within These Lines:Is a young adult historical novel set in the World War II eraContains themes of love, separation, social justice, war, and diversityPerfect for junior high and high school studentsA Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selection


Waiting for Fitz / Spencer Hyde.

Addie loves nothing more than curling up on the couch with her dog, Duck, and watching The Great British Baking Show with her mom. It's one of the few things that can help her relax when her OCD kicks into overdrive. She counts everything. All the time. She can't stop. Rituals and rhythms. It's exhausting.When Fitz was diagnosed with schizophrenia, he named the voices in his head after famous country singers. He loves puns, foreign films, and T-shirts with witty sayings. The adolescent psychiatric ward at Seattle Regional Hospital isn't exactly the ideal place to meet your soul mate, but when Addie meets Fitz, they immediately connect over their shared love of words, appreciate each other's quick wit, and wish they could both make more sense of their lives.Fitz is haunted by his past, and he's often not sure what's real. One memory weighs heavily on his mind-a tragic death he fears he may have caused-but he knows if he can just get to San Juan Island, everything will be okay. If not, he risks falling into a downward spiral that may keep him in the hospital indefinitely.Escaping the hospital becomes the first step of a journey for Fitz and Addie as they learn about life and love, forgiveness and courage, and what's necessary to let go and what's worth waiting for.


Song of the dead / Sarah Glenn Marsh.

The Dead must stay buried.Karthia is nothing like it used to be. The kingdom's borders are open for the first time in nearly three hundred years, and raising the dead has been outlawed. Odessa is determined to explore the world beyond Karthia's waters, hoping to heal a heart broken in more ways than she can count. But with Meredy joining the ocean voyage, vanquishing her sorrow will be a difficult task.Despite the daily reminder of the history they share, Odessa and Meredy are fascinated when their journey takes them to a land where the Dead rule the night and dragons roam the streets. Odessa can't help being mesmerized by the new magic--and by the girl at her side. But just as she and Meredy are beginning to explore the new world, a terrifying development in Karthia summons them home at once. Growing political unrest on top of threats from foreign invaders means Odessa and Meredy are thrust back into the lives they tried to leave behind while specters from their past haunt their tenuous relationship. Gathering a force big enough to ward off enemies seems impossible, until one of Queen Valoria's mages creates a weapon that could make them invincible. As danger continues to mount inside the palace, Odessa fears that without the Dead, even the greatest invention won't be enough to save their fates.In this enthralling, heartrending sequel to Reign of the Fallen, Odessa faces the fight of her life as the boundaries between the Dead and the living are challenged in a way more gruesome than ever before.


The how & the why / Cynthia Hand.

The how & the why /  Cynthia Hand.
A poignant exploration of family and the ties that bind, from New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand. Cassandra McMurtrey has the best parents a girl could ask for; they've given Cass a life she wouldn't trade for the world. She has everything she needs-but she has questions, too. Like, to know who she is. Where she came from. Questions her adoptive parents can't answer, no matter how much they love her. But eighteen years ago, someone wrote Cass a series of letters. And they may just hold the answers Cass has been searching for. Alternating between Cass's search for answers and letters from the pregnant teen who placed her for adoption, this emotionally resonant narrative is the perfect read for fans of Nina LaCour and Jandy Nelson.


Trans mission : my quest to a beard / Alex Bertie.

Trans mission : my quest to a beard / Alex Bertie.
A brave first-hand account of online personality Alex Bertie's life, struggles, and victories as a transgender teen, as well as a groundbreaking guide for transitioning teen.Long before he became known for his YouTube videos, Alex Bertie was an isolated, often-afraid transgender teenager looking for answers. In this revolutionary memoir and valuable resource, Alex recounts his life, struggles, and victories as a young trans man. Along the way, he provides readers with accessible, highly researched explanations of gender, sexuality, and transitions. He explores without judgment how complicated all these things can be, and how many equally authentic ways there are to live as yourself and find happiness. It can be hard for questioning teens to believe in a brighter future, let alone find any sense of community. Here, with clarity and compassion, Alex writes as a supportive older brother for transitioning teens, their allies, their parents, and anyone looking to better understand others--and themselves.


This is what happy looks like / Jennifer E. Smith.

This is what happy looks like /  Jennifer E. Smith.
If fate sent you an email, would you answer? When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds. Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs?


Our year in love and parties / Karen Hattrup.

Our year in love and parties /  Karen Hattrup.
In this poignant, funny, and romantic novel, four nights of epic partying will see two teens through their highest highs and lowest lows over the course of one unforgettable year. Perfect for fans of Gayle Forman and Mary H.K. Choi! Tucker knows that some relationships take work. With his best friend, Bobby, and his mom, everything is simple, steady. His dad, on the other hand, seems to only show up when he wants to bring Tucker down. Then there's Erika Green, who comes back into his life, stirring up old feelings. A small part of him knows he shouldn't get too attached during senior year. But a bigger part doesn't want her to disappear again. Erika from before the video loved to shock people. Now, she just wants to hole up in her quiet college life and leave the past where it belongs-in a dumpster fire. But then she reconnects with Tucker Campanelli. Erika can't explain what it is about him. There's just this undeniable connection between them, and she really doesn't want to lose that feeling. Not yet.


Two princes of summer / Nissa Leder.

Two fae princes fighting for the Summer crown. A mortal lured into Faerie and caught in their web. The battle that changes everything. After her mother's suicide, Scarlett's grief consumes her. When a beautiful, otherworldly stranger offers her a release from her pain, it's too tempting an opportunity to resist. She's lured into Faerie and sucked into a royal battle as two fae brothers prepare for the Battle of Heirs where the winner earns the right to the throne. Human emotion fuels fae power and Scarlett's is the most potent Cade has ever tasted. He's certain she is the key to defeating his brother Raith. But Raith has surprises of his own, and Scarlett fits perfectly into his devious plan. Scarlett must decide how far she's willing to go to avoid her guilt and heartache. As she is pulled further into the realm of magic and power, she discovers a dangerous secret that could change her fate forever. Will Scarlett find a way to cope with her sorrow and untangle herself from the two princes? Or will they devour her completely?


The 30-day money cleanse : take control of your finances, manage your spending, and de-stress your money for good / Ashley Feinstein Gerstley.

Take control of your finances and de-stress your relationship with money!


Spellbound / Dannika Dark.

Niko is caught in a powerful spell that was cast from the very book he sought to protect. Trapped between life and death, his chances of returning look grim. Gem is determined to set things right. Armed only with her innate knowledge of language, she begins her daunting quest to break the diabolical spell . . . no matter the cost. When an irreversible action unleashes a new threat, Keystone scrambles into action. Lives are at stake as the team scours the city in search of an elusive foe. A bond forged in secrets. A courageous sacrifice. Will Gem succeed at her daring attempt, or will she inadvertently destroy them all?


An Irish country family / Patrick Taylor.

An Irish country family /  Patrick Taylor.
Barry Laverty, M.B., is looking forward to his first Christmas in the cozy village of Ballybucklebo, at least until he learns that his sweetheart, Patricia, might not be coming home for the holidays. That unhappy prospect dampens his spirits somewhat, but Barry has little time to dwell on his romantic disappointments. Christmas may be drawing nigh, but there is little peace to be found on earth, especially for a young doctor plying his trade in the emerald hills and glens of rural Ireland. Along with his senior partner, Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly, Barry has his hands full dealing with seasonal coughs and colds, as well as the occasional medical emergency. To add to the doctors' worries, competition arrives in the form of a patient-poaching new physician whose quackery threatens the health and well-being of the good people of Ballybucklebo. Can one territory support three hungry doctors' Barry has his doubts. But the wintry days and nights are not without a few tidings of comfort and joy. Between their hectic medical practice, Rugby Club parties, and the kiddies' Christmas Pageant, the two doctors still find time to play Santa Claus to a struggling single mother with a sick child and not enough money in the bank. Snow is rare in Ulster, and so are miracles, but that doesn't mean they never happen... .


Rules of the ruff / Heidi Lang.

Rules of the ruff /  Heidi Lang.
Twelve-year-old Jessie is in for a long summer at her aunt and uncle's house. Her cousin Ann has a snotty new best friend, which leaves Jessie all alone. But Jessie is industrious, and--not content with being ignored all summer--she convinces Wes, a grouchy neighborhood dog walker, to take her on as his apprentice.Sure, dog walking turns out to be harder than she expected, but she has Wes's dog-walking code, the Rules of the Ruff, to guide her, and soon she's wrangling her very own pack. But when a charismatic rival dog walker moves to town, she quickly snatches up most of Wes's business--and Jessie decides she isn't going to take this defeat with her tail between her legs.


The Emotion Code : How to Release Your Trapped Emotions for Abundant Health, Love, and Happiness / Tony Robbins.

The Emotion Code : How to Release Your Trapped Emotions for Abundant Health, Love, and Happiness / Tony Robbins.
This program is read by the author and includes a foreword written and read by Tony Robbins.In this newly revised and expanded edition of The Emotion Code, renowned holistic physician and lecturer Dr. Bradley Nelson skillfully lays bare the inner workings of the subconscious mind. He reveals how emotionally-charged events from your past can still be haunting you in the form of trapped emotions--emotional energies that literally inhabit your body. These trapped emotions can fester in your life and body, creating pain, malfunction, and eventual disease. They can also extract a heavy mental and emotional toll on you, impacting how you think, the choices that you make, and the level of success and abundance you are able to achieve. Perhaps most damaging of all, trapped emotional energies can gather around your heart, cutting off your ability to give and receive love. The Emotion Code is a powerful and simple way to rid yourself of this unseen baggage. Dr. Nelson's method gives you the tools to identify and release the trapped emotions in your life, eliminating your emotional baggage, and opening your heart and body to the positive energies of the world. Filled with real-world examples from many years of clinical practice, The Emotion Code is a distinct and authoritative work that has become a classic on self-healing.


The fowl twins / Eoin Colfer.

With all the hallmarks that made the Artemis Fowl series so popular, this hilarious spinoff adventure stars Artemis' younger brothers, along with a nefarious nobleman, a shadowy nun, and a fairy intern, and a maverick troll.One week after their eleventh birthday, the Fowl twins--scientist Myles, and Beckett, the force of nature--are left in the care of house security (NANNI) for a single night. In that time they befriend a troll who has clawed his way through the earth's crust to the surface. Unfortunately for the troll, he is being chased by a nefarious nobleman and an interrogating nun, who both need the magical creature for their own gain, as well as a fairy-in-training who has been assigned to protect him. The boys and their new troll best friend escape and go on the run. Along the way they get shot at, kidnapped, buried, arrested, threatened, killed (temporarily), and discover that the strongest bond in the world is not the one forged by covalent electrons in adjacent atoms, but the one that exists between a pair of twins.


Soul / Audrey Carlan.

Audrey Carlan presents the final novel in her Trinity trilogy. Contains mature themes.


Don't keep your day job : how to turn your passion into your career / Cathy Heller.

Don't keep your day job : how to turn your passion into your career / Cathy Heller.
Featured in the #1 spot in 2019 Get Motivated podcasts on Apple Podcasts. From the creator of the #1 podcast Don't Keep Your Day Job, an inspiring audiobook about turning your passion into profit. The pursuit of happiness is all about finding our purpose. We don't want to just go to work and build someone else's dream, we want to do our life's work. But how do we find out what we're supposed to contribute' What are those key ingredients that push those who succeed to launch their ideas high into the sky, while the rest of us remain stuck on the ground' Don't Keep Your Day Job will get you fired up, ready to rip it open and use your zone of genius to add a little more sparkle to this world. Cathy Heller, host of the popular podcast Don't Keep Your Day Job, shares wisdom, anecdotes, and practical suggestions from successful creative entrepreneurs and experts, including actress Jenna Fischer on rejection, Gretchen Rubin on the keys to happiness, Jen Sincero on having your best badass life, and so much more. You'll learn essential steps like how to build your side hustle, how to find your tribe, how to reach for what you truly deserve, and how to ultimately turn your passion into profit and build a life you love.


Desk 88 : eight progressive senators who changed America / Sherrod Brown, U.S. senator from Ohio.

Desk 88 : eight progressive senators who changed America / Sherrod Brown, U.S. senator from Ohio.
Since his election to the U.S. Senate in 2006, Ohio's Sherrod Brown has sat on the Senate floor at a mahogany desk with a proud history. In Desk 88, he tells the story of eight of the Senators who were there before him. Despite their flaws and frequent setbacks, each made a decisive contribution to the creation of a more just America. They range from Hugo Black, who helped to lift millions of American workers out of poverty, to Robert F. Kennedy, whose eyes were opened by an undernourished Mississippi child and who then spent the rest of his life afflicting the comfortable. Brown revives forgotten figures such as Idaho's Glen Taylor, a singing cowboy who taught himself economics and stood up to segregationists, and offers new insights into George McGovern, who fought to feed the poor around the world even amid personal and political calamities. He also writes about Herbert Lehman of New York, Al Gore Sr. of Tennessee, Theodore Francis Green of Rhode Island, and William Proxmire of Wisconsin. Together, these eight portraits in political courage tell a story about the triumphs and failures of the Progressive idea over the past century: in the 1930s and 1960s, and more intermittently since, politicians and the public have successfully fought against entrenched special interests and advanced the cause of economic or racial fairness. Today, these advances are in peril as employers shed their responsibilities to employees and communities, and a U.S. president gives cover to bigotry. But the Progressive idea is not dead. Recalling his own career, Brown dramatizes the hard work and high ideals required to renew the social contract and create a new era in which Americans of all backgrounds can know the Dignity of Work.


Fever! / David Achord.

Three soldiers decide they've had enough and decide to strike out on their own. They go to west Tennessee in search of Brandon Crawford's aunt and uncle. They soon descend into a world of marauding in order to survive. Jump forward to eight years later, Zach Gunderson and his family have made a home at Mount Weather. Everything seems to be working and the President's dream of reestablishing the U.S.A. is progressing, but then, disaster strikes. After being vaccinated, two survivor groups in Ohio become infected, unleashing an apparent new strain of the zombie virus. Through Zach's investigation, he finds a traitor in their midst who is trying to sabotage the rebirth of America by any means necessary. Contains mature themes.


Seeking vengeance / Abbie Zanders.

Monsters do exist. Nicki Milligan knows all about monsters. She lives with them. Fights them every day. She doesn't have time for distractions, especially not the incredibly hot alpha-male who seems to have taken an interest and knows just how to push her buttons. In coming to Pine Ridge, she hopes to finally fulfill a childhood vow she made to her twin brother years earlier-because no child should have to endure what they did. Ex-SEAL Sean Callaghan always knew that no ordinary woman would do it for him. When he encounters Nicki Milligan in his garage, it is lust at first sight. She is his every dark fantasy wrapped up in one sexy package. It doesn't take him long to figure out that she's so much more than that. Or that there's a lot more to Nicki than meets the eye. Sean knows he's tough, but Nicki might just be tougher. Now he just has to convince her that they were made for each other. Contains mature themes.


Pirate's price / Lou Anders.

An exciting tale about Han and Chewie and their adventures in the Millennium Falcon with the pirate Hondo.


Darkness unchained / McKenzie Hunter.

McKenzie Hunter presents the second novel in her Sky Brooks series.


When less becomes more : making space for slow, simple, and good / Emily Ley.

When less becomes more : making space for slow, simple, and good / Emily Ley.
In her newest book, bestselling author and founder of Simplified Emily Ley brings a revolutionary exploration of how to live a life of more in a world that often overwhelms to the point of burnout. Emily empathizes with readers in the throes of exhaustion and provides tools for nourishing their spirits and achieving a life where less becomes more. Statistics don't lie. People today are more fatigued, burned out, and overwhelmed than ever. Smartphones constantly ping and alert and demand our attention. And social media can eat up hours of our days with mindless scrolling and tapping while leaving many feeling empty and lonely. Add to that family commitments, work that is accessible around the clock, and overscheduling, and you have a life that can feel unmanageable and frantic...'ven running on empty. Emily Ley, author of bestselling Grace, Not Perfection and A Simplified Life, is here to tell you that there's more-so much more. In this book, Emily Ley takes readers on a journey out of that empty place and shows them how to fill their wells with the nourishment that only true connection can provide. She also presents some radical concepts that push against the tethers of modern life, with the promise that more of the good stuff comes when we say yes to less of what keeps us empty: -Less rush, more rhythm -Less great, more good -Less fake, more real -Less noise, more singing -Less outside world, more inside family -Less correction, more conversation -Less talking at, more dreaming with -Less stuff, more treasures -Less chasing, more cherishing -Less activities, more traditions Getting tomoremight require some outside-the-box changes, some unraveling of the patterns readers have adopted, some reworking of the day-to-day so that they can build a life based on their core values instead of slipping into a life dictated by society or what's normal. Because we weren't made for normal. We were made for more-for a life of fullness, dreaming, and lasting joy.


Triggered : how the left thrives on hate and wants to silence us / Donald Trump, Jr.

Triggered : how the left thrives on hate and wants to silence us / Donald Trump, Jr.
In Triggered, Donald Trump, Jr. will expose all the tricks that the left uses to smear conservatives and push them out of the public square, from online shadow banning to fake accusations of hate speech. No topic is spared from political correctness. This is the book that the leftist elites don't want you to read! Trump, Jr. will write about the importance of fighting back and standing up for what you believe in. From his childhood summers in Communist Czechoslovakia that began his political thought process, to working on construction sites with his father, to the major achievements of President Trump's administration, Donald Trump, Jr. spares no details and delivers a book that focuses on success and perseverance, and proves offense is the best defense.


The cyanide canary : a true story of injustice / Robert Dugoni & Joseph Hilldorfer.

From Robert Dugoni, the #1 Kindle bestselling author of My Sister's Grave, and Environmental Protection Agency Special Agent Joseph Hilldorfer comes a true story of good and evil, greed and its consequences, and an elusive quest for justice.


Breaking the silence : a novel / Diane Chamberlain.

Breaking the silence : a novel / Diane Chamberlain.
Laura Brandon's promise to her dying father was simple: to visit an elderly woman she'd never heard of before. A woman who remembers nothing-except the distant past. Visiting Sarah Tolley seemed a small enough sacrifice to make. But Laura's promise results in another death: her husband's. And after their five-year-old daughter, Emma, witnesses her father's suicide, Emma refuses to talk about it-to talk at all. Frantic and guilt ridden, Laura contacts the only person who may be able to help. A man she's met only once-six years before. A man who doesn't know he's Emma's real father. Guided only by a child's silence and an old woman's fading memories, the two unravel a tale of love and despair, of bravery and unspeakable evil. A tale that's shrouded in silence ... and that unbelievably links them all.


Overkill / Linda Castillo.

A sadistic killer pushed Chicago cop Marty Hogan past her limits--and it was all caught on video. She lost her job, her sense of self, her entire world... until an open detective position in small-town Texas gave her a chance at redemption.


Marked / Bridget E. Baker.

Bridget E. Baker presents Book 1 in the Sins of Our Ancestors series.


Call me Francis Tucket / Gary Paulsen.

In 1848, fourteen-year-old Francis Tucket was kidnapped from an Oregon-bound wagon train by a Pawnee hunting party. But a one-armed mountain man named Mr. Grimes quickly rescued him and hid him from the hostile tribe. After a year in the mountain wilderness with Mr. Grimes, Francis decides to strike out on his own--to follow the dangerous trail to Oregon and find his family. Francis thinks he can handle just about anything--buffalo stampedes, gun-toting outlaws, and even the constant threat of tribal attacks. But when he finds two frightened children stranded in the wilderness, Francis takes on more than he bargained for. Suddenly, he's got a family of his own to protect all the way to Oregon. Call Me Francis Tucket continues the action-packed adventure that began in the critically acclaimed Mr. Tucket. With authentic detail and gritty honesty, Newbery Honor winner Gary Paulsen leads listeners deep into the American West and into Francis' remarkable tale of survival on the wild frontier.


Go-givers sell more / Bob Burg and John David Mann.

Go-givers sell more /  Bob Burg and John David Mann.
Applying the lessons of the bestselling parable The Go-Giver to real-world situationsThe Go-Giver took the business world by storm with its message that giving is the most fulfilling and most effective path to success. It has inspired more than 125,000 readers?but some have wondered how the story's lessons stand up to the tough challenges of everyday, real-world business ...


Rewire your heart : replace your desire for sin with desire for God / by David Bowden.

Rewire your heart : replace your desire for sin with desire for God / by David Bowden.
Bible teacher and acclaimed spoken-word artist David Bowden reveals the secret to winning the battle with sin. Many Christians believe the only way to fight sin is to grit our teeth, strengthen our resolve, and rise above the onslaught of temptation. But in reality, we have a far better weapon in our struggle with sin than the will-power mantras associated with diet and exercise. This weapon is not saying no to sin but saying yes to God. In Rewire Your Heart, David Bowden helps us discover God's plan to overcoming sin by rewiring our desires with the Gospel. When we invite the Holy Spirit to transform our underlying affections with the good news of Jesus, we begin to break free from the patterns of sin, guilt, and determination, and discover the richer fulfillment found in joyfully obeying God's commands.


One clean shot / Danielle Girard.

Danielle Girard presents the second book in the Rookie Club series.


A house full of females : plural marriage and women's rights in early mormonism, 1835-1870 / Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.

A house full of females : plural marriage and women's rights in early mormonism, 1835-1870 / Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.
A stunning and sure-to-be controversial book that pieces together, through more than two dozen nineteenth-century diaries, letters, albums, minute-books, and quilts left by first-generation Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, the never-before-told story of the earliest days of the women of Mormon plural marriage, whose right to vote in the state of Utah was given to them by a Mormon-dominated legislature as an outgrowth of polygamy in 1870, fifty years ahead of the vote nationally ratified by Congress, and who became political actors in spite of, or because of, their marital arrangements. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, writing of this small group of Mormon women who've previously been seen as mere names and dates, has brilliantly reconstructed these textured, complex lives to give us a fulsome portrait of who these women were and of their sex radicalism--The idea that a woman should choose when and with whom to bear children.


The orchid throne / Jeffe Kennedy.

In the Forgotten Empires magic is forbidden, dreams are destiny, and love is the greatest power of all . . . A PRISONER OF FATE As Queen of the island kingdom of Calanthe, Lia will do anything to keep her people free-and her secrets safe-from the mad tyrant who rules the mainland. Guided by a magic ring of her father's, Lia plays the political game with the cronies the emperor sends to her island. In her heart, she knows that it's up to her to save herself from her fate as the emperor's bride. But in her dreams, she sees a man, one with the power to build a better world-a man whose spirit is as strong, and whose passion is as fierce as her own . . . A PRINCE AMONG MEN Conri, former Crown Prince of Oriel, has built an army to overthrow the emperor. But he needs the fabled Abiding Ring to succeed. The ring that Lia holds so dear to her heart. When the two banished rulers meet face to face, neither can deny the flames of rebellion that flicker in their eyes-nor the fires of desire that draw them together. But in this broken world of shattered kingdoms, can they ever really trust each other? Can their fiery alliance defeat the shadows of evil that threaten to engulf their hearts and souls?


American entrepreneur : how 400 years of risk-takers, innovators, and business visionaries built the U.S.A / willie Robertson and William Doyle.

American entrepreneur : how 400 years of risk-takers, innovators, and business visionaries built the U.S.A / willie Robertson and William Doyle.
America is the ultimate start-up venture - and these are the heroes who made it happen.The history of the United States is, to a remarkable degree, the story of its entrepreneurs, those daring movers and shakers who dreamed big and risked everything to build better lives for themselves, and their fellow Americans. In American Entrepreneur, Duck Commander CEO and star of the blockbuster Duck Dynasty series Willie tells the captivating true tale of the visionaries and doers who have embodied the American Dream. We begin with the first American entrepreneurs, the Native Americans, who established a highly sophisticated commercial network across the land in the precolonial days. The original Founding Father, George Washington, was also a founding entrepreneur, at the head of a thriving agri-business venture that gave him the executive skills to steer the nation through the darkest hours of the revolution. Then, of course, there were the Mega-entrepreneurs, legendary figures like Astor, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, and Rockefeller, who transformed America, connected the country with miles of railroad track and supplied the fuel and steel that would help make this country the most powerful nation on earth. And in recent years, business visionaries from Jobs to Gates to Zuckerberg, not to mention the thousands of equally vital, yet smaller-scale, operators that spring up every year, have ushered America into the 21st century.American Entrepreneur also relates the story of the Robertson family business, telling how Willie's family turned a humble regional duck call manufacturer, founded by his father Phil, into an international powerhouse brand. From a young age, Willie had the entrepreneurial bug, buying candy in bulk and hawking it on the school bus. He did special orders, offered revolving credit plans, and earned a small fortune for a ten-year-old--until he was hauled into the principal's office and told to knock it off. So he transferred his focus to Phil's fledgling business, helping in whatever way he could, from folding endless numbers of cardboard boxes to acting as the company's customer service department--though he still wasn't out of grade school. Willie helped build Duck Commander, which he now runs, into a worldwide brand, culminating in the mega-success of the Duck Dynasty television show.American Entrepreneur tells a most American tale, of those among us who through their vision, ingenuity, and good old-fashioned hard work, made something that changed the world.


Out of Africa ; & Shadows on the grass / Isak Dinesen.

Out of Africa ; & Shadows on the grass / Isak Dinesen.
Out of Africa:In this audiobook, the author of Seven Gothic Tales gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom: of her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner, who visited her: of primitive festivals: of big game that were her near neighbors -- lions, rhinos, elephants, zebras, buffaloes -- and of Lulu, the little gazelle who came to live with her, unbelievably ladylike and beautiful. Shadows on the Grass:Isak Dinesen takes up the absorbing story of her life in Kenya begun in the unforgettable Out of Africa, which she published under the name of Karen Blixen. With warmth and humanity these four stories illuminate her love both for the African people, their dignity and traditions, and for the beauty and wildness of the landscape. The first three were written in the 1950s and the last, 'Echoes from the Hills', was written especially for this volume in the summer of 1960 when the author was in her seventies. In all they provide a moving final chapter to her African reminiscences.


Blood of an exile / Brian Naslund.

Blood of an exile /  Brian Naslund.
Brian Naslund's Blood of an Exile is a fast-paced adventure perfect for comic readers and fans of heroic fantasy. Bershad was supposed to die...When he was caught trying to assassinate a fellow noble, Flawless Bershad was given a death sentence. Fight monsters so that he would die serving the kingdom. But Bershad can't die. He's never lost a fight, the most successful dragon slayer in history but marked as a doomed man, Bershad stands apart from the world. But that is about to change.The man who sentenced Bershad to his fate has just given him an out. Kill a king and walk free forever. But Bershad could care less about the fates of kings and kingdoms, until, that is, he discovers he is the only person able to save an innocent child and, possibly, the life of every creature in Terra.


Ghoster / Jason Arnopp.

Ghoster /  Jason Arnopp.
Jason Arnopp - author of acclaimed cult hit The Last Days of Jack Sparks - returns with a razor-sharp thriller for a social-media obsessed world. Prepare to never look at your phone the same way again ... Kate Collins has been ghosted.She was supposed to be moving in with her new boyfriend Scott, but all she finds after relocating to Brighton is an empty apartment. Scott has vanished. His possessions have all disappeared.Except for his mobile phone.Kate knows she shouldn't hack into Scott's phone. She shouldn't look at his Tinder, his calls, his social media. But she can't quite help herself.That's when the trouble starts. Strange, whispering phone calls from numbers she doesn't recognize. Scratch marks on the walls that she can't explain. And the growing feeling that she's being watched.Kate refuses to leave the apartment - she's not going anywhere until she's discovered what happened to Scott. But the deeper she dives into Scott's digital history the more Kate realizes just how little she really knows about the man she loves.For more from Jason Arnopp, check out: The Last Days of Jack Sparks.


Love lives here : a story of thriving in a transgender family / Amanda Jette Knox.

An inspirational story of accepting and embracing two trans people in a family--a family who shows what's possible when you lead with love.All Amanda Jetté Knox ever wanted was to enjoy a stable life. She never knew her biological father, and while her mother and stepfather were loving parents, the situation was sometimes chaotic. At school, she was bullied mercilessly, and at the age of fourteen, she entered a counselling program for alcohol addiction and was successful. While still a teenager, she met the love of her life. They were wed at 20, and the first of three children followed shortly. Jetté Knox finally had the stability she craved--or so it seemed. Their middle child struggled with depression and avoided school. The author was unprepared when the child she knew as her son came out as transgender at the age of eleven. Shocked, but knowing how important it was to support her daughter, Jetté Knox became an ardent advocate for trans rights.But the story wasn't over. For many years, the author had coped with her spouse's moodiness, but that chronic unhappiness was taking a toll on their marriage. A little over a year after their child came out, her partner also came out as transgender. Knowing better than most what would lie ahead, Jetté Knox searched for positive examples of marriages surviving transition. When she found no role models, she determined that her family would become one. The shift was challenging, but slowly the family members noticed that they were becoming happier and more united. Told with remarkable candour and humour, and full of insight into the challenges faced by trans people, Love Lives Here is a beautiful story of transition, frustration, support, acceptance, and, of course, love.


The winter room / Gary Paulsen.

This story of two Norwegian-American farm boys who discover the remarkable magic of storytelling is vintage Gary Paulsen--earthy, gritty, and ultimately poignant. Following the turn of the seasons, eleven year old Eldon traces the daily routines of his life on a farm and his relationship with his older brother Wayne. During the winter, with little work to be done on the farm, Eldon and Wayne spend the quiet hours with their family, listening to their Uncle David's stories. But Eldon soon learns that, although he has lived on the same farm, in the same house with his uncle for eleven springs, summers, and winters, he hardly knows him.


My patients and other animals : a veterinarian's stories of love, loss, and hope / Suzy Fincham-Gray.

My patients and other animals : a veterinarian's stories of love, loss, and hope / Suzy Fincham-Gray.
A moving memoir of a life spent in the company of animals--a veterinarian sheds light on the universal experience of loving, healing, and losing our beloved pets, and the many ways they change our lives. The pursuit of a childhood dream has taken Suzy Fincham-Gray on a journey in veterinary medicine from pastoral farms on the English-Welsh border to emergency rooms in urban American animal hospitals, with thousands of stories collected along the way. In this unforgettable literary debut, she writes about some of the most emotionally challenging and rewarding cases of her career. Like many physicians, Fincham-Gray tends to see her patients at often life-or-death moments. While dramatic, these stories expand into deeper explorations of our complex, profound relationships with the animals in our lives. She describes the satisfaction of diagnosing and treating difficult diseases and the universal experience of loving a pet, and--inevitably--raises questions about their end-of-life care. We meet Grayling, an Irish wolfhound in need of critical treatment; we learn about the fulfillment of caring for a chronically ill pet from the story of Zeke, a silver-brown tabby cat who likes to eat just a little too much; and we fall in love with Monty and Emma, Fincham-Gray's own adopted cat and dog, who change her life in joyful and unexpected ways. Fincham-Gray depicts the sleepless nights she spends waiting for her pager to call her to the clinic, the cutthroat competition among residents, and what it's really like to care for patients who can't advocate for themselves. Warm and humorous, Suzy Fincham-Gray is a rare breed--a clinician with an intimate, elegant literary style. She writes with the same tenderness she brings to her patients, whose needs she must meet with her mind, her hands, and her heart. Suzy Fincham-Gray gives readers rare insight into the making of a compassionate doctor. Her passion for both science and the animals she cares for, combined with her eloquence as a writer, made me want Suzy as both my dogs' veterinarian and my own friend.--Teresa J. Rhyne, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Dog Lived (and So Will I)


Questions and answers on conversations with God / Neale Donald Walsch.

Millions of readers have come to value the Conversations with God series by Neale Donald Walsch. Many thousands of those readers have had questions for him--questions about religion, good and evil, physical and mental health, death, prophecy, the nature of God and the universe, prayer, angels and devils, spiritual paths, relationships, and much more.In Questions and Answers on Conversations with God, Walsch, with characteristic wit and wisdom, responds to the most compelling and provocative of the letter he received which asked these questions. By relating the messages in the dialogues of CWG to the personal issues and everyday experience of individuals, Neale's answers illustrate the direct link between spiritual and physical reality, clearly demonstrating how what we do and who we are in our lives is a result of how we think and what we believe. The result is profoundly enlightening and inspiring. Incidental music on this audio is performed by Michael Mish.


Teardrop Lane / Emily March.

Town physician Rose Anderson hides a well of sadness behind her cheerful and capable professionalism. Heartbreak has only reinforced her belief that marriage and children aren't in her future. Yet she's a woman with a pulse--and when sexy, brooding artist Hunt Cicero shows up at her office with his young nephew, the sheer physical attraction he ignites in her is both exciting and unsettling. Hunt has an artist's passionate temperament and a bachelor's lifestyle. So when he becomes guardian to his sister's children, he's riddled with conflict--and in way over his head. Without Rose and her warm maternal instincts, he'd be lost. Still, she's a woman who guards her own heart, and he's a novice when it comes to commitment. Can the healing magic of Eternity Springs shine on this patchwork family and allow Hunt and Rose to trust that love is the fabric holding them together?


The leader in me : how schools and parents around the world are inspiring greatness, one child at a time / Stephen R. Covey.

The leader in me : how schools and parents around the world are inspiring greatness, one child at a time / Stephen R. Covey.
Change your child's future starting today: Learn how to use Stephen R. Covey's proven 7 Habits to create a leadership program for kids of all ages so they can be more effective, more goal oriented, and more successful. Now unabridged on CD for the first time!In today's world, we are inundated with information about who to be, what to do, and how to live. But what if there was a way to learn not just what to think about, but how to think? A program that taught how to manage priorities, focus on goals, and be a positive influence? The Leader in Me is that program. In this bestseller, Stephen R. Covey took the 7 Habits that have already changed the lives of millions of people and showed how even young children can use them as they develop. These habits--be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek to understand and then to be understood, synergize, and sharpen the saw--are being adapted by schools around the country in leadership programs, most famously at the A.B. Combs Elementary school in Raleigh. Not only does it work, but it works better than anyone could have imagined. This audiobook is full of examples of how students blossom under the program--a classroom that decided to form a support group for one of their classmates who had behavioral problems, the fourth grader who found a way to overcome his fear of public speaking and wound up taking his class to see him compete in a national story telling competition, or the seven-year-old who told her father than they needed to go outside and play because they both needed to sharpen the saw. Perfect for individuals and business people alike, The Leader in Me shows how easy it is to incorporate these skills into daily life. It is a timely answer to many of the challenges facing today's young people, corporations, parents, and educators--one that is perfectly matched to the growing demands of our certain future.


Miracle road / Emily March.

After tragedy strikes his team, college basketball coach Lucca Romano arrives in the haven of Eternity Springs to reassess his life. Even a winning record and big offers can't dent the wall of guilt that Lucca has built around himself. Nothing can--except maybe a vibrant new neighbor who won't give up on him. Schoolteacher Hope Montgomery believes in miracles. She has to believe, because giving up would mean crumbling under the greatest loss a parent can endure. Hope understands Lucca's suffering; she lives it herself every day. But the high school team needs his coaching expertise, so she sets out to draw him from his cold, solitary shell and into the warmth of life in their small Rocky Mountain town. But when a weak moment leads to consequences that shake Hope's faith, it's up to Lucca to put aside his heartache and show the teacher that here in Eternity Springs broken hearts can heal--just in time for Christmas.


The silver gryphon / Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon.

Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon present Book 3 of the Mage Wars series.


The blood Gospel / James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell.

The blood Gospel /  James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell.
When a tomb is uncovered in the mountains of Israel, forensic expert Jordan Stone, Vatican priest Father Rhun Korza, and archaeologist Eric Granger converge to investigate. Soon they're fighting to recover a mysterious tome rumored to be written by Christ--but a shadowy order wants the book for its own devious ends.


Undead and unwelcome / MaryJanice Davidson.

Betsy must return the body of her werewolf friend Antonia to her own kind in Cape Cod. And who knows how the wolves will greet her. Then there's her half-sister--the devil's own daughter--who is feeling her oats and beginning to raise a little hell.


Cousin Kate / Georgette Heyer.

Cousin Kate /  Georgette Heyer.
When young and beautiful governess Kate Malvern finds herself unemployed, she is taken in by Minerva Broome, the aunt she has never met, and whisked away to the majestic country home of Staplewood. However, things are not as they seem: strange things start to happen in the manor and Staplewood soon turns from an inviting stately house to a cold and gloomy mansion with a dreadful secret! One of Georgette Heyer's later novels, Cousin Kate sees the author take a more experimental turn as she blends the Regency romance genre with the suspenseful style of Gothic horror.


An undivided life / Parker J. Palmer.

An educator and author shares his explorations on major themes such as the need for a real community, how one can choose an undivided life in a world filled with divisions, and how to engage in teaching and learning for transformation.


The energy codes : the 7-step system to awaken your spirit, heal your body, and live your best life / Dr. Sue Morter ; foreword by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor.

The energy codes : the 7-step system to awaken your spirit, heal your body, and live your best life / Dr. Sue Morter ; foreword by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor.
For those ready and willing to build a new life, here are the tools. Powerful, incisive, extraordinary writing.--Neale Donald Walsch, New York Times bestselling author of Conversations with God Transform your life with this revolutionary and accessible seven-step guide--grounded in energy medicine, neurobiology, and quantum physics--to awaken your true health and potential through energy healing. Eighteen years ago, health pioneer and practitioner Dr. Sue Morter had a remarkable and profound awakening. While meditating, she spontaneously accessed an energy field--a level of consciousness--beyond anything she had ever imagined. This dramatic experience changed her life, freeing her from years of struggle and pain. It also set Dr. Morter on a mission to discover how to create such radical transformation for her patients. Through years of advanced study and research in energy healing and medicine, she developed the Energy Codes, a life-changing program that has now enabled thousands of people all over the world to overcome pain, disease, fatigue, anxiety, and depression, and to awaken their innate creativity, intuition, and inner power. Bridging ancient healing practices with cutting-edge science, The Energy Codes offers a detailed road map to help you experience deep healing in your life. Grounded in practical, accessible exercises, including yoga, breathwork, meditations, and Dr. Morter's proprietary B.E.S.T. protocol, The Energy Codes will help you activate untapped energy and neurocircuitry in your body, empower your hidden potential, and become one with your true, essential self. Prepare to change your life by changing your energy.


Culturize : every student. every day. whatever it takes. / Jimmy Casas.

Average schools don't inspire greatness-and greatness is what our world needs if we are going to produce world-changing learners. In Culturize, author and education leader Jimmy Casas shares insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners who embody the innately human traits our world desperately needs, such as kindness, honesty, and compassion. His stories reveal how these soft skills can be honed while meeting and exceeding academic standards of twenty-first-century learning. You'll learn ... &#9679 How to reach those who seem unreachable&#9679 What to do when students disengage or drop out of school&#9679 How to ensure your learners feel cared for and empowered&#9679 How to create an environment where all learners are challenged and inspired to be their best.


Drawdown : the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming / [edited by Paul Hawken].

Drawdown : the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming / [edited by Paul Hawken].
The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here-some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth's warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being-giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.


The birthright / by Janette Oke & T. Davis Bunn.

The Thread Binding Them Together As Sisters Is All Too Fragile ... The bittersweet reunion of the Robichaud family and the Harrows in the land of the Acadians has brought two mothers and two daughters full circle. They rekindle those early bonds and experience restoration of those lost years, but time and tragedy have left their indelible imprints on all who have endured the decades of separation and uncertainty ...


My friend Anna : the true story of a fake heiress / Rachel DeLoache Williams.

My friend Anna : the true story of a fake heiress / Rachel DeLoache Williams.
Sex and the City meets Catch Me if You Can in the astonishing true story of Anna Delvey, a young con artist posing as a German heiress in New York City--as told by the former Vanity Fair photo editor who got seduced by her friendship and then scammed out of more than $62,000. Vanity Fair photo editor Rachel DeLoache Williams's new friend Anna Delvey, a self-proclaimed German heiress, was worldly and ambitious. She was also generous--picking up the tab for lavish dinners at Le Coucou, infrared sauna sessions at HigherDOSE, drinks at the 11 Howard Library bar, and regular workout sessions with a celebrity personal trainer. When Anna proposed an all-expenses-paid trip to Marrakech at the five-star La Mamounia hotel, Rachel jumped at the chance. But when Anna's credit cards mysteriously stopped working, the dream vacation quickly took a dark turn. Anna asked Rachel to begin fronting costs--first for flights, then meals and shopping, and, finally, for their $7,500-per-night private villa. Before Rachel knew it, more than $62,000 had been charged to her credit cards. Anna swore she would reimburse Rachel the moment they returned to New York. Back in Manhattan, the repayment never materialized, and a shocking pattern of deception emerged. Rachel learned that Anna had left a trail of deceit--and unpaid bills--wherever she'd been. Mortified, Rachel contacted the district attorney, and in a stunning turn of events, found herself helping to bring down one of the city's most notorious con artists. With breathless pacing and in-depth reporting from the person who experienced it firsthand, My Friend Anna is an unforgettable true story of money, power, greed, and female friendship.


White like her : my family's story of race and racial passing / Gail Lukasik ; foreword lby Kenyatta D. Berry.

In the historical context of the Jim Crow South, Gail explores her mother's decision to pass, how she hid her secret even from her own husband, and the price she paid for choosing whiteness. Haunted by her mother's fear and shame, Gail embarks on a quest to uncover her mother's racial lineage, tracing her family back to eighteenth-century colonial Louisiana. In coming to terms with her decision to publicly out her mother, Gail changed how she looks at race and heritage. With a foreword written by Kenyatta Berry, host of PBS's Genealogy Roadshow, this unique and fascinating story of coming to terms with oneself breaks down barriers.


Red angel : a Bo Blackman novel / Helen Harper.

Red angel : a Bo Blackman novel / Helen Harper.
Bo has a lot going on in the fourth installment of the Bo Blackman series new-found fame, solving the mystery of a daemon billionaire, and investigating brutal attacks.


Living in secret / Jackie Ashenden.

Living in secret /  Jackie Ashenden.
Lawyers Connor and Victoria Blake had a high-powered marriage to match their meteoric careers--until a secret from Victoria's past came back to haunt her. A year after it all fell apart, Victoria is ready for a new job, a new town. Instead of signing the divorce papers, though, her husband has a tempting proposal--one week of no holds barred before moving on with their lives. She's never stopped wanting him, but he's always kept the deepest part of himself locked away. Connor already endured one brutal betrayal in his life, and Victoria's cut him to the core. But during a naughty game of one-upmanship with a sexy stranger, he sees a different woman, whose warmth and passion he craves like a drug. In one week they expose dark passions that set them both free. But amidst searing desire that should fuse them together, Connor is coming to the brink of a decision to choose what's more important. The last secret he's holding inside, or the woman he can't let go.


That guy / Belle Brooks.

A modern way of finding love. One deserted island of luxury. Two people. Three get out of jail free cards. And a whole lot of possibilities.


Enjoying the show / Marie Harte.

Hailey Jennison is smart, funny, and, unfortunately, stacked like a blonde brick house. She's well aware of the impact her looks have on the male gender, and she hates it. Socially awkward, she keeps to a safe, boring routine, meeting friends once a week for dinner, some laughs, and entertainment. Entertainment comes in the form of a little harmless voyeurism, watching the living, breathing sex god across the quad parade around his apartment half-naked. Hailey watches and yearns, indulging in this weekly fantasy that almost--but not quite--satisfies her every desire. When Gage catches Hailey in the act of ogling him, he gives her a choice: go out with him, or he'll call the cops. But he has no intention of calling the law down on every man's fantasy. For he's been watching her, as well. And he has plans to fulfill her every desire. Warning: This title contains the following: girls' night, harmless peeping, and a man named Mr. Tool.


The last punisher : a SEAL Team THREE sniper's true account of the Battle of Ramadi / Kevin Lacz with Ethan E. Rocke and Lindsey Lacz.

A gripping and intimate on-the-ground memoir from a Navy SEAL who was part of SEAL Team Three with American sniper Chris Kyle. Experience his deployment, from his first mission to his first kill to his eventual successful return to the United States to play himself in the Oscar-nominated film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper.


The broken ladder : how inequality affects the way we think, live, and die / Keith Payne.

A timely examination by a leading scientist of the physical, psychological, and moral effects of inequalityToday's inequality is on a scale that none of us has seen in our lifetimes, yet this disparity between rich and poor has ramifications that extend far beyond mere financial means. In The Broken Ladder psychologist Keith Payne examines how inequality divides us not just economically, but also has profound consequences for how we think, how our cardiovascular systems respond to stress, how our immune systems function, and how we view moral ideas such as justice and fairness.Experiments in psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics have not only revealed important new insights on how inequality changes people in predictable ways, but have also provided a corrective to our flawed way of viewing poverty as the result of individual character failings. Among modern developed societies, economic inequality is not primarily about money, but rather about relative status: where we stand in relation to other people. Regardless of their average income, countries or states with greater levels of income inequality have much higher rates of all the social problems we associate with poverty, including lower average life expectancies, serious health issues, mental illness, and crime.The Broken Ladder explores such issues as why women in poor societies often have more children, and have them younger; why there is little trust among the working class that investing for the future will pay off; why people's perception of their relative social status affects their political beliefs, and why growing inequality leads to greater political divisions; how poverty raises stress levels in the same way as a physical threat; inequality in the workplace and how it affects performance; why unequal societies become more religious; and finally offers measures people can take to lessen the harm done by inequality in their own lives and the lives of their children.


Sweetpea / C.J. Skuse.

Sweetpea /  C.J. Skuse.
The last person who called me Sweetpea ended up dead...I haven't killed anyone for three years, and I thought that when it happened again I'd feel bad. Like an alcoholic taking a sip of whiskey. But no. Nothing. I had a blissful night's sleep. Didn't wake up at all. And for once, no bad dream either. This morning I feel balanced. Almost sane, for once.Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog...but she's got a killer secret.Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhiannon's life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day, her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening, she dutifully listens to her friend's plans for marriage and babies while secretly making a list.A kill list.From the man at the grocery checkout who always mishandles her apples, to the driver who cuts her off on her way to work, to the people who have it coming, Rhiannon's ready to get her revenge.Because the girl everyone overlooks might be able to get away with murder...


Misadventures of a virgin / by Meredith Wild.

It's been years since June Bell shared a stolen moment with her girlhood crush, Kase McCasker. It's been just as long since Kase's father nixed the sale of the McCasker farm to expand the grounds of the Bell's grand hotel. Now that Kase is back home for good, June might be the only person who can persuade him to reconsider the abandoned plan. But how can she face him again after he left her without a word?Four years ago, unexpected news shook the foundation of Kase McCasker's world. Escaping Falls Edge for college was the perfect excuse to chase his demons and bury his pain. Now, with a degree in hand and a void he can't fill, he's back in the little mountain town he thought he'd never call home again. Searching for purpose, he's determined to put down roots and take over the struggling farm that's been in his family for generations. Time and distance haven't taken the edge off his preoccupation with June, the spitfire daughter of his father's rival. He hasn't forgotten their time together and all the things they did and didn't do. One look at her has him reconsidering the future and making a dangerous deal to win her over. Is a chance at her heart worth risking everything else?


The defining decade : why your twenties matter and how to make the most of them now / Meg Jay, PhD.

Describes why the twenties can be the most defining decade of adulthood and offers tips on making the most of work and relationships during this still-formative time in a person's life.


Deadly brew / Karen MacInerney.

Two witches, one haunted house ... and a dash of murder. Will Lucy find the killer in time? Or will she be Buttercup's next resident ghost?


Buzz, sting, bite : why we need insects / Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson ; [translated by Lucy Moffatt].

Buzz, sting, bite : why we need insects / Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson ; [translated by Lucy Moffatt].
An enthusiastic, witty, and informative introduction to the world of insects and why we--and the planet we inhabit--could not survive without them.Insects comprise roughly half of the animal kingdom. They live everywhere--deep inside caves, 18,000 feet high in the Himalayas, inside computers, in Yellowstone's hot springs, and in the ears and nostrils of much larger creatures. There are insects that have ears on their knees, eyes on their penises, and tongues under their feet. Most of us think life would be better without bugs. In fact, life would be impossible without them. Most of us know that we would not have honey without honeybees, but without the pinhead-sized chocolate midge, cocoa flowers would not pollinate. No cocoa, no chocolate. The ink that was used to write the Declaration of Independence was derived from galls on oak trees, which are induced by a small wasp. The fruit fly was essential to medical and biological research experiments that resulted in six Nobel prizes. Blowfly larva can clean difficult wounds; flour beetle larva can digest plastic; several species of insects have been essential to the development of antibiotics. Insects turn dead plants and animals into soil. They pollinate flowers, including crops that we depend on. They provide food for other animals, such as birds and bats. They control organisms that are harmful to humans. Life as we know it depends on these small creatures. With ecologist Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson as our capable, entertaining guide into the insect world, we'll learn that there is more variety among insects than we can even imagine and the more you learn about insects, the more fascinating they become. Buzz, Sting, Bite is an essential introduction to the little creatures that make the world go round.


The mark of the Tala / Jeffe Kennedy.

The mark of the Tala /  Jeffe Kennedy.
Andromeda, a high king's middle daughter, finds her life taking a drastic turn when the king of a supernatural land of shapeshifters and demons takes her as his queen.


High school / Sara Quin and Tegan Quin.

High school /  Sara Quin and Tegan Quin.
From the iconic musicians Tegan and Sara comes a memoir about high school, detailing their first loves and first songs in a compelling look back at their humble beginnings. High School is the revelatory and unique coming-of-age story of Sara and Tegan Quin, identical twins from Calgary, Alberta, who grew up at the height of grunge and rave culture in the nineties, well before they became the celebrated musicians and global LGBTQ icons we know today. While grappling with their identity and sexuality, often alone, they also faced academic meltdown, their parents' divorce, and the looming pressure of what might come after high school. Written in alternating chapters from both Tegan's and Sara's points of view, the audiobook is a raw account of the drugs, alcohol, love, music, and friendship they explored in their formative years. A transcendent story of first loves and first songs, High School captures the tangle of discordant and parallel memories of two sisters who grew up in distinct ways even as they lived just down the hall from each another. This is the origin story of Tegan and Sara.


The influence / Bentley Little.

The influence /  Bentley Little.
Everything is about to change... When Ross Lowry moves into his cousin's guest house in the small community of Magdalena, Arizona, he expects nothing more than breathing room and a brief respite from his economic woes. But something is not right in the desert. After a raucous party on New Year's Eve, the luck of the attendees undergoes an immediate U-turn. The rich and successful suddenly find themselves facing catastrophic failure while the less well-off are unexpectedly flush with good fortune. This is only the beginning... Soon the citizens of Magdalena are experiencing unnatural desires. Next their children begin to disappear and freakish creatures emerge from the surrounding wilderness. The community is unraveling at a frightening pace. But these are merely the early warning signs of a showdown with a powerful force of darkness that could obliterate the world forever, and only Ross Lowry sees the danger that lurks ahead.


Lover's leap / Emily March.

Lover's leap /  Emily March.
Readers have fallen in love with Eternity Springs, the magical town in Emily March's beloved series where something wonderful happens to hearts in need of healing. Twenty years ago, town bad boy Cameron Murphy left Eternity Springs handcuffed in the back of a sheriff's van. He never expected his past to follow him to Australia, but when the woman he loved shows up at his dive shop, along with a daughter he never knew he had, Cam realizes it's time to right yesterday's wrongs ...


Grit & gace : train the mind, train the body, own your life / Tim McGraw.

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


Furtive dawn / Helen Harper.

Helen Harper presents Book 3 in the City of Magic series.


What to read and why / Francine Prose.

What to read and why /  Francine Prose.
In this brilliant collection, the follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer, the distinguished novelist, literary critic, and essayist celebrates the pleasures of reading and pays homage to the works and writers she admires above all others, from Jane Austen and Charles Dickens to Jennifer Egan and Roberto Bolano.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 Bolano, 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.


The go-giver leader : a little story about what matters most in business / Bob Burg, John David Mann.

The go-giver leader : a little story about what matters most in business / Bob Burg, John David Mann.
From the acclaimed, bestselling authors of The Go-Giver, a new parable about the power of giving leadership. The family-owned business of Allen & Augustine has manufactured high-quality chairs for decades. Its people take pride in their work and feel loyal to their owners and management team. But this long-revered company is now at a crossroads, hurt by a tough economy, foreign competition, and a cash crunch. The air is filled with the scent of uncertainty, anxiety, perhaps even panic. Enter Ben, the ambitious young executive assigned by his firm to promote a merger that will rescue Allen & Augustine. Ben's facts are undeniable: the chairmaker can either merge and modernize, or go bankrupt and vanish. So why can't he convince anyone to buy in, from the CEO on down? During his week at the company, as Ben gets to know its people and meets with its top executives, he begins to realize that his aggressive style is actually making it harder to reach his goals. As one character puts it, How far can you push a rope?--


Boss up! : this ain't your mama's business book / Lindsay Teague Moreno ; foreword by Jon Acuff.

Boss up! : this ain't your mama's business book / Lindsay Teague Moreno ; foreword by Jon Acuff.
The audiobook includes an exclusive expanded chapter 8 with more insight into Linsday's Unsales Tactic. Boss Up! will help you put your business on the map and the ideas you've previously only dreamed about into the marketplace. It will help you overcome your fears and guilt to find a fulfillment that changes you and your families for the better. And it will help you break free of the hard and boring and allow you to have fun along the way.In Boss Up! Lindsay helps you gain the confidence to know that having ambition doesn't make you a bad mother or wife. That it's okay to have a desire for something more than endless sippy cups, clean-ups, Band-Aids, and groundings. That no matter your education or experience, you can tap into your passions and create businesses that give you increased flexibility, fulfillment, and financial security. And Lindsay doesn't just do this through...


Blue lines / Toni Aleo.

Blue lines /  Toni Aleo.
Opposites do more than just attract in Toni Aleo's latest Nashville Assassins novel about a very bad boy and the good girl he can't resist. Contains mature themes.


Embraced by the light / Betty J. Eadie.

Embraced by the light /  Betty J. Eadie.
At the age of 31, Betty Eadie died after routine surgery. The events that followed can only be described as the most profound and extensive near-death experience ever recorded. During the time she was clinically dead, Betty was given knowledge of the afterlife that would make even the greatest skeptic think twice. As she traveled through the spiritual realm, she learned more about the laws and history of the universe than perhaps anyone before her. She explains with uncanny detail the reasons why we have chosen to be on this earth at this time in history, and how all out actions are growing experiences for our immortal spirits.In those few minutes that stretched into eternity, Betty's life was changed forever.


Aurora blazing : a novel / Jessie Mihalik.

Aurora blazing : a novel / Jessie Mihalik.
To save her brother and protect her family's future, a powerful princess must join forces with a dashing man from her past in this thrilling space adventure, the second novel in the Consortium Rebellion trilogy.As the dutiful daughter of High House von Hasenberg, Bianca set aside her personal feelings and agreed to a political match arranged by her family, only to end up trapped in a loveless, miserable marriage. When her husband unexpectedly dies, Bianca vows never to wed again. Newly independent, she secretly uses her wealth and influence to save other women stuck in dire circumstances. Information is power and Bianca has a network of allies and spies that would be the envy of the 'verse--if anyone knew about it.When her family's House is mysteriously attacked, Bianca's oldest brother, the heir to House von Hasenberg, disappears. Fearful for her brother's life, the headstrong Bianca defies her father and leaves Earth to save him. Ian Bishop, the director of House von Hasenberg security--and Bianca's first love--is ordered to find and retrieve the rebellious woman.Ian is the last man Bianca wants to see. To evade capture, she leads him on a merry chase across the universe. But when their paths finally collide, she knows she must persuade him to help her. Bianca will do anything to save her sibling, even if it means spending time alone on a small ship with the handsome, infuriating man who once broke her heart.As the search takes them deep into rival House Rockhurst territory, Bianca must decide if she can trust Ian with the one piece of information that could destroy her completely ...


Waterfall effect / K. K. Allen.

Lost in the shadows of a tragedy that stripped Aurora June of everything she once loved, she's back in the small town of Balsam Grove, North Carolina, ready to face all she's kept locked away for seven years. Or so she thinks. As one of the victims of a string of mysterious disappearances in the small, picturesque Appalachian Mountain town, darkness has become her home--her safe blanket when the world reveals its true colors. But as the walls of darkness start to move in on her, she knows the only way to free herself from her past is to face it, head-on. She just needs to figure out how. Upon arrival, Aurora isn't expecting her first collision to be with the boy she left all those years ago. The boy who betrayed her trust with no regrets. The boy who is no longer a boy, but a man with the same stormy eyes that swept her into his current before she ever learned to swim. She'd thought he was safe. He'd thought their path was mapped out. Turns out neither of them was ready for the crash at the bottom of the cascade. -- Back cover.


The handyman / Bentley Little.

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


You Are My Friend : the Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood / words by Aimee Reid ; pictures by Matt Phelan.

You Are My Friend : the Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood / words by Aimee Reid ; pictures by Matt Phelan.
Mister Rogers is one of the most beloved television personalities, but before he was the man who brought us Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, he was just little Freddie Rogers. Though he was often sick and had trouble making friends as a child, his mom and grandfather encouraged him to ask for help and explore the world. With their support, he learned how to better say what he was feeling and see the beauty around him. As he grew up, he realized he could spread the message of compassion, equality, and kindness through television. You Are My Friend is a gentle homage to Fred Rogers and shows how his simple message still resonates with us today: There's no person in the world like you and I like you just the way you are. The book includes a short biography of Fred's life and a bibliography.


The man who died laughing : a Stewart Hoag mystery / David Handler.

The man who died laughing : a Stewart Hoag mystery / David Handler.
Down on his luck, a writer takes a ghostwriting job for a troubled comedian Stewart Hoag & rsquo;s first novel made him the toast of New York. Everyone in Manhattan wanted to be his friend, and he traveled the cocktail circuit supported by Merilee, his wife, and Lulu, his basset hound. But when writer & rsquo;s block sunk his second novel, his friends, money, and wife all disappeared. Only Lulu stuck by him. The only opportunity left is ghostwriting & mdash;an undignified profession that still beats dental school. His first client is Sonny Day, an aging comic who was the king of slapstick three decades ago. Since he and his partner had a falling out in the late 1950s, Day has grown embittered and poor, until the only thing left for him to do is write a memoir. Hoagy and Lulu fly to Hollywood expecting a few months of sunshine and easy living. Instead they find Day & rsquo;s corpse, and a murder rap with Hoagy & rsquo;s name on it.


His Innocent Seduction / Clare Connelly.

His Innocent Seduction /  Clare Connelly.
One night isn't enough...to initiate her into the world of sexual pleasure!Book 2 in Clare Connelly's Guilty as Sin duet.I enjoy the finer things in life--aged whiskey, gourmet meals and the company of beautiful women. So when sweet, charming Millie Davis asks me for one night of pleasure before she leaves Ireland, I vow we'll both savor every moment. For much longer than one night...Now, from the bedroom of my private jet to my luxurious Dublin and New York City penthouses, I'm tutoring her in exquisite physical passion and taking us both to new heights!We agreed to no strings. And I learned long ago that love is a dangerous game. But the closer we get to Millie's departure date, the more I want her to stay. How can someone so innocent bring me to the brink of losing control?Sexy. Passionate. Bold. Discover Harlequin Dare, a new line of fun, edgy and sexually explicit romances for the fearless female.


Mindf*ck : Cambridge Analytica and the plot to break America / Christopher Wylie.

Mindf*ck : Cambridge Analytica and the plot to break America / Christopher Wylie.
Mindf*ck goes deep inside Cambridge Analytica's American operations, which were driven by Steve Bannon's vision to remake America and fueled by mysterious billionaire Robert Mercer's money, as it weaponized and wielded the massive store of data it had harvested on individuals--in excess of 87 million--to disunite the United States and set Americans against each other. Bannon had long sensed that deep within America's soul lurked an explosive tension. Cambridge Analytica had the data to prove it, and in 2016 Bannon had a presidential campaign to use as his proving ground.--Amazon.


Truth Be Told.

Truth Be Told.
Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin offers an intimate and revealing look at her life, from her childhood in the Alberta foothills to her career on the Supreme Court, where she helped to shape the social and moral fabric of the country. As a young girl, Beverley McLachlin's world was often full of wonder--at the expansive prairie vistas around her, at the stories she discovered in the books at her local library, and at the diverse people who passed through her parents' door. While her family was poor, their lives were rich in the ways that mattered most. Even at a young age, she had an innate sense of justice, which was reinforced by the lessons her parents taught her: Everyone deserves dignity. All people are equal. Those who work hard reap the rewards. Willful, spirited, and unusually intelligent, she discovered in Pincher Creek an extraordinary tapestry of people and perspectives that informed her worldview going forward. Still, life in the rural Prairies was lonely, and gaining access to education--especially for girls--wasn't always easy. As a young woman, McLachlin moved to Edmonton to pursue a degree in philosophy. There, she discovered her passion lay not in academia, but in the real world, solving problems directly related to the lives of the people around her. And in the law, she found the tools to do exactly that. She soon realized, though, that the world was not always willing to accept her. In her early years as an articling student and lawyer, she encountered sexism, exclusion, and old boys' clubs at every turn. And outside the courtroom, personal loss and tragedies struck close to home. Nonetheless, McLachlin was determined to prove her worth, and her love of the law and the pursuit of justice pulled her through the darkest moments. McLachlin's meteoric rise through the courts soon found her serving on the highest court in the country, becoming the first woman to be named Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. She rapidly distinguished herself as a judge of renown, one who was never afraid to take on morally complex or charged debates. Over the next eighteen years, McLachlin presided over the most prominent cases in the country--involving Charter challenges, same-sex marriage, and euthanasia. One judgment at a time, she laid down a legal legacy that proved that fairness and justice were not luxuries of the powerful but rather obligations owed to each and every one of us. With warmth, honesty, and deep wisdom, McLachlin invites us into her legal and personal life--into the hopes and doubts, the triumphs and losses on and off the bench. Through it all, her constant faith in justice remained her true north. In an age of division and uncertainty, McLachlin's memoir is a reminder that justice and the rule of law remain our best hope for a progressive and bright future.


The turn of midnight / Minette Walters.

The turn of midnight /  Minette Walters.
As the year 1349 approaches, the Black Death continues its devastating course across England. In Dorseteshire, the quarantined people of Develish question whether they are the only survivors. Guided by their beloved young mistress, Lady Anne, they wait, knowing that when their dwindling stores are finally gone they will have no choice but to leave. But where will they find safety in the desolate wasteland outside? One man has the courage to find out. Thaddeus Thurkell, a free-thinking, educated serf, strikes out in search of supplies and news. A compelling leader, he and his companions quickly throw off the shackles of serfdom and set their minds to ensuring Develish's future - and freedom for its people. But what use is freedom that cannot be gained lawfully? When Lady Anne and Thaddeus conceive an audacious plan to secure her people's independence, neither foresees the life-threatening struggle over power, money and religion that follows.--Publisher's description.


Grave expectations

Grave expectations
In this clever reimagining of Charles Dickens's life, he and fiance⁺ѓ Kate Hogarth must solve the murder of a spinster wearing a wedding gown ... London, June 1835: In the interest of being a good neighbor, Charles checks in on Miss Haverstock, the elderly spinster who resides in the flat above his. But as the young journalist and his fiance⁺ѓe Kate ascend the stairs, they are assaulted by the unmistakable smell of death. Upon entering the woman's quarters, they find her decomposing corpse propped up, adorned in a faded gown that looks like it could have been her wedding dress, had she been married. A murderer has set the stage. But to what purpose? As news of an escaped convict from Coldbath Fields reaches the couple, Charles reasonably expects the prisoner, Ned Blood, may be responsible. But Kate suspects more personal motives, given the time and effort in dressing the victim. When a local blacksmith is found with cut manacles in his shop and arrested, his distraught wife begs Charles and Kate to help. At the inquest, they are surprised to meet Miss Haverstock's cold and haughty foster daughter, shadowed by her miserably besotted companion. Secrets shrouded by the old woman's past may hold the answers to this web of mystery. But Charles and Kate will have to risk their lives to unveil the truth ...


The illusion of money : why chasing money is stopping you from receiving it / Kyle Cease.

The illusion of money : why chasing money is stopping you from receiving it / Kyle Cease.
I can't afford that. Now's not the right time . . . I need to save up. Quit my job? Are you nuts?! Sound familiar? Money is one of the biggest excuses we make to not go after what we really want. Our fixation with money--the desire for more of it, and the fear of not having enough of it--is often really just a longing to feel safe. But this obsession with money is coming at a much bigger cost: our sanity, our creativity, our freedom, and our ability to step into our true power. This book is about eliminating the need to seek safety through the illusion of money, and learning to see ourselves for the perfection that we are--so that we can bring our gifts to the world in an authentic way, and allow ourselves to receive massive, true abundance as a result--


Have You Eaten Grandma? : Or, the Life-Saving Importance of Correct Punctuation, Grammar, and Good English.

Have You Eaten Grandma? : Or, the Life-Saving Importance of Correct Punctuation, Grammar, and Good English.
For anyone who wants to make fewer (not less) grammar mistakes, a lively, effective, and witty guide to all the ins and outs of the English language, reminiscent of the New York Times bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Our language is changing, literary levels are declining, and our grasp of grammar is at a crisis point. From commas to colons, apostrophes to adverbs, there are countless ways we can make mistakes when writing or speaking. But do not despair! Great Britain's most popular grammar guru has created the ultimate modern manual for English speakers on both sides of the Atlantic. In this brilliantly funny and accessible guide to proper punctuation and so much more, Gyles Brandreth explores the linguistic horrors of our times, tells us what we've been doing wrong and shows us how, in the future, we can get it right every time. Covering everything from dangling participles to transitive verbs, from age-old conundrums like lay vs. lie, to the confounding influences of social media on our everyday language, Have You Eaten Grandma' is an endlessly useful and entertaining resource for all.


Mummy told me not to tell : the true story of a troubled boy with a dark secret / Cathy Glass.

Mummy told me not to tell : the true story of a troubled boy with a dark secret / Cathy Glass.


The nugget / P. T. Deutermann.

The nugget /  P. T. Deutermann.
Lieutenant Bobby Steele, USN, is a fresh-faced and eager naval aviator: a Nugget, who needs to learn the ropes and complex procedures of taking off and returning safely to his aircraft carrier. A blurry night of drinking lands him in an unfamiliar bed aboard the USS Oklahoma; later that day, the Japanese destroy Pearl Harbor. After cheating death and losing his friend in this act of war, the formerly naive Steele vows to avenge the attack. Flying sea battle after battle, Steele survives the most dangerous air combat in World War II, including Midway, is shot down twice, rescued twice, and eventually leads a daring mission to free prisoners from a secluded Japanese POW camp--Amazon.


Drive-thru dreams : a journey through the heart of America's fast-food kingdom / Adam Chandler.

Drive-thru dreams : a journey through the heart of America's fast-food kingdom / Adam Chandler.
Most any honest person can own up to harboring at least one fast-food guilty pleasure. In Drive-Thru Dreams, Adam Chandler explores the inseparable link between fast food and American life for the past century. The dark underbelly of the industry's largest players has long been scrutinized and gutted, characterized as impersonal, greedy, corporate, and worse. But, in unexpected ways, fast food is also deeply personal and emblematic of a larger than life image of America. With wit and nuance, Chandler reveals the complexities of this industry through heartfelt anecdotes and fascinating trivia as well as interviews with fans, executives, and workers. He traces the industry from its roots in Wichita, where White Castle became the first fast food chain in 1921 and successfully branded the hamburger as the official all-American meal, to a teenager's 2017 plea for a year's supply of Wendy's chicken nuggets, which united the internet to generate the most viral tweet of all time. Drive-Thru Dreams by Adam Chandler tells an intimate and contemporary story of America-its humble beginning, its innovations and failures, its international charisma, and its regional identities-through its beloved roadside fare.


Cruel acts / Jane Casey.

Cruel acts /  Jane Casey.


Hex Life : wicked new tales of witchery / Edited by Christopher Golden and Rachel Autumn Deering.

Hex Life : wicked new tales of witchery / Edited by Christopher Golden and Rachel Autumn Deering.
Brand-new stories of witches and witchcraft written by popular female fantasy authors, including Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine and Sherrilyn Kenyon writing in their own bestselling universes! These are tales of witches, wickedness, evil, and cunning.


Fragments of fear / Carrie Stuart Parks.

Fragments of fear /  Carrie Stuart Parks.
From award-winning author Carrie Stuart Parks comes a new novel with danger that reaches from a New Mexico Anasazi archaeological dig to micro- and nano-chip technology--


Flour in the attic / Winnie Archer.

Flour in the attic /  Winnie Archer.
Ivy Culpepper keeps the ovens hot at Yeast of Eden, a Northern California bakery that specializes in traditional breads. But now she has to deal with a stone-cold killer . . . Just as Ivy's brother Billy is about to get engaged to his beloved, a tragedy interrupts the happy moment. The body of longtime Santa Sofia resident Marisol Ruiz washes up on the beach--and it's even more heartbreaking since Marisol's father also recently died. But Marisol was a strong competitive swimmer. It seems unlikely there's even a grain of truth to the theory that she accidentally drowned. As Ivy gets to work helping her mentor, Olaya Solis, with the catering for Marisol's funeral, she also teams up with her partners in detection--because if they want to prevent someone from getting away with murder, there's no time for loafing . . .


7 secrets of happiness : a reluctant optimist's journey / Gyles Brandreth.

7 secrets of happiness : a reluctant optimist's journey / Gyles Brandreth.
Lovable British comedian Gyles Brandreth & rsquo;s look at the pursuit of happiness and why it matters & mdash;refreshingly free of wishy-washy, feel-good mumbo-jumbo and full of straightforward, down-to-earth guidance On June 17, 2013, Gyles Brandreth delivered the Baggs Memorial Lecture at the University of Birmingham & mdash;an annual conference on the theme of happiness and how it can be achieved. His speech was met with thunderous applause and a widespread demand to know more about the secrets of being happy, so he set about writing this poignant book of truths, sprinkled with British wit and humor throughout. With extensive research backing him, Brandreth travels the world over and meets numerous luminary figures, asking the questions: What is happiness? Who gets to be happy? For the queen of Denmark, it is finding happiness in routine; for Sheikh Raschid al Maktoum, it is the certainty of being confident in yourself when others doubt you; for Rod Stewart, it is taking pleasure in the simple things. Through fascinating anecdotes by the likes of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Anthony Clare, Brandreth explains why you need to know the seven secrets of happiness and why you need them now.


Counterfeit gods : the empty promises of money, sex, and power, and the only hope that matters / Timothy Keller.

Counterfeit gods : the empty promises of money, sex, and power, and the only hope that matters / Timothy Keller.
The New York Times--Bestselling author of The reason for God and The prodigal God exposes the error of making good things (i.e., success, true love, and security) into idols, and shows readers a new path toward a hope that lasts.


Starting a business all-in-one for dummies / by Kathleen R. Allen [and 18 others].

Starting a business all-in-one for dummies /  by Kathleen R. Allen [and 18 others].
Starting a business? Don't sweat it! With all-new content and updates reflecting the latest laws, business climate, and startup considerations, Starting a Business All-In-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is the book you need if you’re starting a business today. Inside, you’ll find the most important practical advice you need to start any type of business from the ground up, distilled from 10 bestselling For Dummies business titles.Covering all startup business phases through the first year of operation, this guide will help you turn your winning idea into a winning business plan. You’ll get simple step-by-step instructions as you go, all the way to marketing, branding, taxes, and human resources.Start up a dream business from scratchWrite a winning business planSecure financingManage your risks successfullyNavigate your first year of operationIf you’re a go-getter looking for a way to launch a great idea and be your own boss, Starting a Business All-In-One For Dummies prepares you to beat the odds and become successful in your sector.


London's Late Night Scandal / Anabelle Bryant.

London's Late Night Scandal /  Anabelle Bryant.
Chief Officer of the Society for the Intellectually Advanced, Lord Matthew Strathmore, Earl of Whittingham, takes his position very seriously. Not only does it distract him from the painful aftermath of a gunshot wound to the leg, earned most honorably, it is important work. So he feels duty-bound to question esteemed scientist Lord Talbot about a suspect article. Matthew dashes from London to Oxfordshire, despite wretched weather that only exacerbates his injury, reminding him he is far from the dashing gentleman he once was . . . Theodosia, Lord Talbot's granddaughter, has inherited his gift for inquiry, enjoying her pursuits safely away from the artifice of London society. But her identity as the true author of Talbot's article is about to be exposed. And if Matthew expects a dour bluestocking, surprises abound. Not only do Theodosia's botanical concoctions soothe his leg, he's clearly attracted by her delicate beauty. But dare she hope for more? It will take an urgent trip to London for both to discover how passion and lasting love can ignite under the cover of darkness . . .


Am I overthinking this? / by Michelle Rial.

Am I overthinking this? /  by Michelle Rial.
Am I Overthinking This' is a book of advice for the overthinker who just wants an answer, the chart lover who wants a laugh, and the former mathlete who can't resist a graph. Each chart asks and answers a super-important and yet not-actually-vital question, like 'Do I need more plants?' 'What wine should I bring?' and 'Do I have time for this?' The author has a twitter account, ThisAmericanChart, of funny charts about everyday life, and this book would include some of the best of those related to the topic of unimportant life questions I need to know the answer to with many new charts that address the questions that pester you every day about whether you're doing it wrong--


Antisocial : online extremists, techno-utopians, and the hijacking of the American conversation / Andrew Marantz.

Antisocial : online extremists, techno-utopians, and the hijacking of the American conversation / Andrew Marantz.
For several years, Andrew Marantz, a New Yorker staff writer, has been embedded in two worlds. The first is the world of social-media entrepreneurs, who, acting out of naïvete and reckless ambition, upended all traditional means of receiving and transmitting information. The second is the world of the people he calls the gate crashers -- the conspiracists, white supremacists, and nihilist trolls who have become experts at using social media to advance their corrosive agenda. Antisocial ranges broadly -- from the first mass-printed books to the trending hashtags of the present; from secret gatherings of neo-Fascists to the White House press briefing room -- and traces how the unthinkable becomes thinkable, and then how it becomes reality. Combining the keen narrative detail of Bill Buford's Among the Thugs and the sweep of George Packer's The Unwinding, Antisocial reveals how the boundaries between technology, media, and politics have been erased, resulting in a deeply broken informational landscape -- the landscape in which we all now live. Marantz shows how alienated young people are led down the rabbit hole of online radicalization, and how fringe ideas spread -- from anonymous corners of social media to cable TV to the President's Twitter feed. Marantz also sits with the creators of social media as they start to reckon with the forces they've unleashed. Will they be able to solve the communication crisis they helped bring about, or are their interventions too little too late? --


The red threads of fortune / JY Yang.

The red threads of fortune /  JY Yang.
Fallen prophet, master of the elements, and daughter of the supreme Protector, Sanao Mokoya has abandoned the life that once bound her. Once her visions shaped the lives of citizens across the land, but no matter what tragedy Mokoya foresaw, she could never reshape the future. Broken by the loss of her young daughter, she now hunts deadly, sky-obscuring naga in the harsh outer reaches of the kingdom with packs of dinosaurs at her side, far from everything she used to love. On the trail of a massive naga that threatens the rebellious mining city of Bataanar, Mokoya meets the mysterious and alluring Rider. But all is not as it seems: the beast they both hunt harbors a secret that could ignite war throughout the Protectorate. As she is drawn into a conspiracy of magic and betrayal, Mokoya must come to terms with her extraordinary and dangerous gifts, or risk losing the little she has left to hold dear.


Leadershift : the 11 essential changes every leader must embrace / John C. Maxwell.

Leadershift : the 11 essential changes every leader must embrace / John C. Maxwell.
Internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell teaches listeners how to shift leadership to keep innovating, improving, and influencing others in today's fast-paced world. Change is so rapid today that leaders must do much more than stay the course to be successful. If they aren't nimble and ready to adapt, they won't survive. The key is to learn how to leadershift. Maxwell helps leaders gain the ability and willingness to make leadership changes that will positively enhance their organizational and personal growth.


Deep state : Trump, the FBI, and the rule of law / James B. Stewart.

Deep state : Trump, the FBI, and the rule of law / James B. Stewart.
Drawing on scores of interviews with key FBI, Justice Department, and White House officials, and voluminous transcripts, notes, and internal reports, Stewart tells the dramatic saga of the FBI and its simultaneous investigations of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - the first time in American history the FBI has been thrust into the middle of both parties' campaigns for the Presidency. Packed with drama and a cast of fascinating characters, Deep State goes where others cannot, revealing the truth of the grand and world-changing struggle that has defined the Trump presidency.


The smartest guys in the room : the amazing rise and scandalous fall of Enron / Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind.

The smartest guys in the room : the amazing rise and scandalous fall of Enron / Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind.
Just as Watergate was the defining story of its time, so Enron is the biggest business story of our time. And just as All the President's Men was the one Watergate book that gave readers the full story, with all the drama and nuance, The Smartest Guys in the Room is the one book you have to read to understand this business saga.--Jacket.


It's alive! It's alive! / R. L. Stine.

It's alive! It's alive! /  R. L. Stine.
Livvy and Gates intend to beat the competition at the Springdale Robots Meet this year, but their entry seems to have a mind of its own --


Forbidden fruit / by Anne Rainey.

Veterinarian assistant, Ava Sweet has lusted after bad boy Luke McGiffin since high school and she's tired of him treating her like a kid sister. It's time to show the hunky roofer her feminine side. The plan: let Jen, her best friend, give her a makeover, and then tempt Luke right out of his sexy jeans. But can Ava handle a man with such strong appetites or is she in over her head?


Contracted as his cinderella bride / Heidi Rice.

Contracted as his cinderella bride /  Heidi Rice.
From penniless delivery girl... To billionaire's bride? The perfect summer Ally Jones spent with gorgeous French billionaire Dominic LeGrand was unforgettable, despite her unrequited feelings. Now Ally's a struggling courier and is stunned when her latest delivery brings her to Dominic's door. Yet what's even more shocking is his proposal! Dominic needs a temporary wife, but with the enticing promise of his expert seduction teasing Ally to her limits, can she really just play the role? Lose yourself in this tantalizing marriage of convenience...


Of wolves and men / Barry Lopez.

Of wolves and men /  Barry Lopez.
In his critically acclaimed, award-winning study, Barry Lopez offers a stunning examination of one tolerance and a community that mirrors our own When John Fowles reviewed Of Wolves and Men, he called it & ldquo;A remarkable book, both biologically absorbing and humanly rich, and one that should be read by every concerned American. & rdquo; In this National Book Award & ndash;shortlisted work, literary master Barry Lopez guides us through the world of the wolf and our often-mistaken perceptions of another species & rsquo; place on our shared planet. Throughout the centuries, the wolf has been a figure of fascination and mystery, and a major motif in literature and myth. Inspiring fear and respect, the creature has long exerted a powerful influence on the human imagination. Of Wolves and Men takes the reader into the world of the Canis lupus and its relationship to humankind through the ages. Lopez draws on science, history, mythology, and his own field research to present a compelling portrait of wolves both real and imagined, dispelling our fear of them while celebrating their place in our history, legends, and hearts. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barry Lopez including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author & rsquo;s personal collection.


The unbound empire / Melissa Caruso.

The unbound empire /  Melissa Caruso.
While winter snows keep the Witch Lord Ruven's invading armies at bay, Lady Amalia Cornaro and the fire warlock Zaira attempt to change the fate of mages in the Raverran Empire forever, earning the enmity of those in power who will do anything to keep all magic under tight imperial control. But in the season of the Serene City's great masquerade, Ruven executes a devastating surprise strike at the heart of the Empire - and at everything Amalia holds most dear.


2019/2020 ASVAB for dummies / by Angie Papple Johnston.

2019/2020 ASVAB for dummies /  by Angie Papple Johnston.
The bestselling ASVAB study guide-now updated and improved for 2019/2020! More than 1 million students and potential recruits take the ASVAB every year, including 400,000 recruits and 900,000 high school students. Since the test was first introduced in 1968, more than 40 million people have taken the exam. 2019/2020 ASVAB For Dummies is packed with practice questions, an in-depth review of each of the nine subtests, strategy cheat sheets, proven study tips, and so much more. New for this edition, potential recruits will find expanded math coverage, with more content review and practice questions for the Math Knowledge and Arithmetic Reasoning sections of the exam. -Score high and qualify for the military job you want -Boost your math, science, and English performance -Review all nine subject areas to prepare for test day -Take three full-length ASVAB practice tests and two AFQT practice tests If you're preparing for this all-important exam, this hands-on study guide makes it easier than ever to take your military career to new heights.


The golden wolf : a novel / Linnea Hartsuyker.

The golden wolf : a novel / Linnea Hartsuyker.
The fates of Ragnvald and his sister Svanhild unfold to their stunning conclusion in this riveting final volume in The Golden Wolf Saga, a trilogy that conjures the ancient world with the gripping detail, thrilling action, and vivid historical elements of Game of Thrones and Outlander.Ragnvald has long held to his vision of King Harald as a golden wolf who will bring peace to Norway as its conqueror-even though he knows that Harald's success will eventually mean his own doom. He is grateful to have his beloved sister, the fierce and independent Svanhild, once more at his side to help keep their kingdom secure. Free from the evil husband who used her, she is now one of Harald's many wives. While Svanhold is happy to be reunited with her beloved brother, and enjoys more freedom than ever before, she is restless and lonely. When an old enemy of Ragnvald's kidnaps his niece, Freydis, his sister follows the daughter she has neglected to Iceland, where an old love awaits. This strange new land offers a life far different from what each has left behind, as well as unexpected challenges and choices. Ragnvald, too, must contend with change. His sons-the gifted Einar, the princely Ivar, and the adventurous Rolli-are no longer children. Harald's heirs have also grown up. Stepping back from his duties as king, he watches as his sons pursue their own ambitions. But Norway may no longer be large enough for so many would-be kings. Now in their twilight years, these venerable men whose lives have been shaped by war must face another battle that awaits. A growing rebellion pits Ragnvald and his sons against enemies old and new, and a looming tragedy threatens to divide the hardened warrior from Harald and all who care for him. Across the sea, Svanhild, too, wrestles with a painful decision, risking the dissolution of her fragile new family as she desperately tries to save it. Yet as old heroes fall, new heroes arise. For years, Ragnvald and Svanhild pursued the destinies bestowed by their ancient gods. Though the journey has cost them much, their sacrifices and dreams will be honored by the generations that follow, beginning with Freydis and Einar. Emerging from their parents' long shadows, they have begun to carry on the family's legacy while pursuing their own glorious fates. This compelling conclusion to the Golden Wolf trilogy recreates Viking-age Scandinavia in all its danger, passion, power, and glory-a world of brutality and myth, loyalty and betrayal, where shifting alliances and vengeance can build kingdoms...'nd can tear them down.


Big shot / Katy Evans.

Big shot /  Katy Evans.
I can't believe I'm letting my ex-boss talk me into working for him again. He's arrogant. Domineering. He gets under my skin in ways I don't want to admit. When I quit, it felt great! But now, seeing the big, bad billionaire rendered helpless by a baby, I give in to his demand. And I'm worried it won't be the last time...--Back cover.


Horror stories : a memoir / Liz Phair.

Horror stories : a memoir / Liz Phair.
When Liz Phair was just starting out in the Wicker Park, Chicago, music scene in the early 1990s, she encountered some people--mostly men, who didn't respect her and were determined not to see her fail, exactly, because they didn't care enough about her to wish failure on her--they just wanted her to get out of their space, to disappear. Girly Sound was the name of the cassettes she used to pass around in those days, and in 1993 those songs became the landmark album Exile in Guyville, which turned Phair, at twenty-five, into a foul-mouthed feminist icon. Now, like a Gen X Patti Smith, Liz Phair tells the story of her life and career in a memoir about the moments that have haunted her most. Horror is in the eye of the beholder. For Phair, horror is what stays with you--the often unrecognized, universal experiences of daily pain, shame, and fear that make up our common humanity. In Phair's case it means the dangers of falling for the perfect guy, and the disaster that awaits her; the memory of a stranger passed out on a bathroom floor amid a crowd of girls, forcing her to consider our responsibilities to one another, and the gnawing regret of being a bystander; and the profound sense of emptiness she experienced on the set of her first celebrity photoshoot. Horror Stories is a literary accomplishment, and reads like the confessions of a friend. It is a book that gathers up all of our isolated shames, bringing us together in our shared imperfection, our uncertainty and our cowardice, smashing the stigma of not being in control. But most importantly, Horror Stories is a memoir that asks questions of how we feel about the things that have happened to us, how we cope with regret and culpability, and how we break the spell of those things, leeching them of their power over us. This memoir is an immersive experience, taking readers inside the most intimate moments of Phair's life. Her fearless prose, wit, and uncompromising honesty transform those deeply personal moments into tales about each and every one of us--that will appeal to both the serious fan and the serious reader--


The pregnant Colton bride / by Marie Ferrarella.

The pregnant Colton bride /  by Marie Ferrarella.
In the latest electrifying tale from USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Ferrarella, a pregnancy scandal rocks the Colton clan! Mirabella Freeman, secretary to security expert Zane Colton, thought being pregnant and alone were her biggest problems...'hat is, until police discover a bank account in her name, complete with mysterious payments supposedly by Zane's missing stepfather! Now not only is Mirabella a suspect in Eldridge Colton's disappearance, but she's bombarded by rumors about the identity of her child's father. So when her gorgeous Colton cowboy boss proposes a marriage of convenience to save face-and her reputation-Mirabella is stunned, yet ready to say, I do! As the pregnant bride and her rancher husband fall in love, their hearts won't be all that's in danger...'


The sisters of summit avenue / Lynn Cullen.

The sisters of summit avenue /  Lynn Cullen.
From the bestselling author of Mrs. Poe and Twain's End comes a novel set during the Great Depression following two estranged sisters and their mother--who has spent a lifetime hiding a desperate secret that could dismantle the entire family.


Dead man walking / William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone.

Dead man walking /  William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone.


Missing person / Sarah Lotz.

Missing person /  Sarah Lotz.
A quiet bookseller learns that his family has been keeping secrets about his uncle, and begins searching for the truth with the help of an online community of armchair detectives dedicated to matching missing-persons cases with unidentified bodies --


How to Ikigai : lessons for finding happiness and living your life's purpose / Tim Tamashiro.

How to Ikigai : lessons for finding happiness and living your life's purpose / Tim Tamashiro.


Too Soon to Die / William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone.

Too Soon to Die /  William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone.
With their acclaimed novels of the Jensen family, bestselling authors William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone have captured the pioneering spirit of America itself. Now a new generation of Jensens prepares to take the reins—and live the dream their ancestors fought for . . . A JENSEN CELEBRATION. A JENSEN RECKONING.


The top five regrets of the dying : a life transformed by the dearly departing / Bronnie Ware.

The top five regrets of the dying : a life transformed by the dearly departing / Bronnie Ware.
Revised edition of the best-selling memoir that has been read by over a million people worldwide with translations in 29 languages. After too many years of unfulfilling work, Bronnie Ware began searching for a job with heart. Despite having no formal qualifications or previous experience in the field, she found herself working in palliative care. During the time she spent tending to those who were dying, Bronnie's life was transformed. Later, she wrote an Internet blog post, outlining the most common regrets that the people she had cared for had expressed. The post gained so much momentum that it was viewed by more than three million readers worldwide in its first year. At the request of many, Bronnie subsequently wrote a book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, to share her story. Bronnie has had a colourful and diverse life. By applying the lessons of those nearing their death to her own life, she developed an understanding that it is possible for everyone, if we make the right choices, to die with peace of mind. In this revised edition of the best-selling memoir that has been read by over a million people worldwide, with translations in 29 languages, Bronnie expresses how significant these regrets are and how we can positively address these issues while we still have the time. The Top Five Regrets of the Dying gives hope for a better world. It is a courageous, life-changing book that will leave you feeling more compassionate and inspired to live the life you are truly here to live.


Beautiful on the outside : a memoir / Adam Rippon.

Beautiful on the outside : a memoir / Adam Rippon.
Former Olympic figure skater Rippon showcases his funny and inspiring personality in this entertaining memoir. From traveling to practices on the Greyhound bus next to ex convicts to being so poor he could only afford to eat the free apples at his gym, Rippon got through the toughest times with a smile on his face, a glint in his eye, and quip ready for anyone listening.


How to be a capitalist without any capital : the four rules you must break to get rich / Nathan Latka.

How to be a capitalist without any capital : the four rules you must break to get rich / Nathan Latka.
At nineteen, I founded a software company with $119 in my bank account. Five years later, it was valued at $10.5 million. I don't consider myself exceptionally brilliant. I just realized something few people know: You don't need lots of money or an original idea to get really rich. Now, I make more than $100,000 in passive income every month, while also running my own private equity firm and hosting The Top Entrepreneurs podcast, which has more than 10 million downloads. This book will show you how I went from college dropout to member of the New Rich. And I'm holding nothing back. You'll see my tax returns, my profit and loss statements, my email negotiations when buying and selling companies. It's time to forget your grandfather's advice. I'll teach you how to be a modern opportunist--investor, entrepreneur, or side hustler--by breaking these four golden rules of the old guard: 1. Focus on one skill: Wrong. Don't cultivate one great skill to get ahead. In today's business world, success goes to the multitaskers. 2. Be unique: Wrong. The way to get rich is not by launching a new idea but by aggressively copying others and then adding your own twist. 3. Focus on one goal: Wrong. Focus instead on creating a system to produce the outcome you want, not just once, but over and over again. 4. Appeal to the masses: Wrong. The masses are broke ($4k average net worth in America?). Let others cut a trail through the jungle so you can peacefully walk in and capitalize on their hard work. By rejecting these defunct rules and following my unconventional path, you can copy other people's ideas shamelessly, bootstrap a start-up with almost no funding, invest in small local businesses for huge payoffs, and reap all the benefits--~You don't need to be Ivy League educated, have money, be creative, or even have an idea to get rich. You just need to be willing to break the rules. At nineteen, I founded a software company with $119 in my bank account. Five years later, it was valued at $10.5 million. I don't consider myself exceptionally brilliant. I just realized something few people know: You don't need lots of money or an original idea to get really rich. Now, I make more than $100,000 in passive income every month, while also running my own private equity firm and hosting The Top Entrepreneurs podcast, which has more than 10 million downloads. This book will show you how I went from college dropout to member of the New Rich. And I'm holding nothing back. You'll see my tax returns, my profit and loss statements, my email negotiations when buying and selling companies. It's time to forget your grandfather's advice. I'll teach you how to be a modern opportunist--investor, entrepreneur, or side hustler--by breaking these four golden rules of the old guard: 1. Focus on one skill: Wrong. Don't cultivate one great skill to get ahead. In today's business world, success goes to the multitaskers. 2. Be unique: Wrong. The way to get rich is not by launching a new idea but by aggressively copying others and then adding your own twist. 3. Focus on one goal: Wrong. Focus instead on creating a system to produce the outcome you want, not just once, but over and over again. 4. Appeal to the masses: Wrong. The masses are broke ($4k average net worth in America?). Let others cut a trail through the jungle so you can peacefully walk in and capitalize on their hard work. By rejecting these defunct rules and following my unconventional path, you can copy other people's ideas shamelessly, bootstrap a start-up with almost no funding, invest in small local businesses for huge payoffs, and reap all the benefits--


The liar / Ayelet Gundar-Goshen ; translated from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston.

The liar /  Ayelet Gundar-Goshen ; translated from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston.
From the award-winning author of Waking Lions comes a novel about how one lie can change everything, when a teenaged girl's scream--and the false assumption that comes from it--radiates through a street, a neighborhood, and a city, and turns lives upside down.


The 24/6 Life : The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week / Tiffany Shlain.

The 24/6 Life : The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week / Tiffany Shlain.


Challenger: an American tragedy : the inside story from launch control / Hugh Harris.

Challenger: an American tragedy : the inside story from launch control / Hugh Harris.
On January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Seventy-three seconds after launch, the fiery breach of a solid motor joint caused a rupture of the propellant tanks, and a stunned nation watched as flames engulfed the craft, killing all seven crew members on board. It was Hugh Harris, & ldquo;the voice of launch control, & rdquo; whom audiences across the country heard counting down to lift-off on that fateful day. With over fifty years of experience with NASA & rsquo;s missions, Harris presents the story of the Challenger tragedy as only an insider can. With by-the-second accounts of the spacecraft & rsquo;slaunch and a comprehensive overview of the ensuing investigation, Harris gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the devastating accident that grounded the shuttle fleet for over two years. This book tells the whole story of the Challenger & rsquo;s tragic legacy.


The vexations / Caitlin Horrocks.

The vexations /  Caitlin Horrocks.
Devoted to her talented composer brother after becoming orphaned in childhood, Louise is forced to confront the realities of her brother's obsessions in the wake of a devastating loss.


Baby-led feeding : a natural way to raise happy, independent eaters / Jenna Helwig with Natalia Stasenko, MS, RD.

Baby-led feeding : a natural way to raise happy, independent eaters / Jenna Helwig with Natalia Stasenko, MS, RD.
The follow-up to Real Baby Food, a new book on the hottest topic for new parents-baby-led weaning-from the food editor at Parents magazine, with more than 100 recipes and ideas.


GRE For Dummies / by Ron Woldoff.

GRE For Dummies /  by Ron Woldoff.
Take the guesswork out of the GREThe Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States. The GRE aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. GRE For Dummies with Online Practice provides updated resources and preparation strategies to help you score your very best on exam day. So, grab a pen, paper, or your electronic device and get started now!Use trusted strategies to score your highest on the examMaster verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing sections of the GREPrepare for the big day by answering sample questions and taking practice examsGet one-year access to six practice tests onlineIt́ђةs never been easier or more efficient to prep for the GRE!


The sweetest fruits / Monique Truong.

The sweetest fruits /  Monique Truong.
Three women tell the story of their time with Lafcadio Hearn, a globetrotting writer best known for his books about Meiji-era Japan. Their accounts witness Hearn's remarkable life but also seek to witness their own existence and luminous will to live unbounded by gender, race, and the mores of their time.


RADICAL GUIDE FOR WOMEN WITH ADHD : embrace neurodiversity, live boldy, and break through ... barriers.

RADICAL GUIDE FOR WOMEN WITH ADHD : embrace neurodiversity, live boldy, and break through ... barriers.
Women with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often feel misunderstood and experience a sense of alienation because of their differences. This radical guide empowers readers to challenge the cultural stigma and deeply internalized shame of being a woman living with an invisible disorder. With this groundbreaking book, readers will discover their individual strengths as they build self-esteem, celebrate their neurodiversity, learn to communicate with boldness and clarity, form sustainable relationships, identify their core values, and move toward a more meaningful life.


Basic Japanese : learn to speak everyday Japanese in 10 carefully structured lessons / Samuel E. Martin & Eriko Sato.

Basic Japanese : learn to speak everyday Japanese in 10 carefully structured lessons / Samuel E. Martin & Eriko Sato.


Minecraft : guide to enchantments & potions / written by Stephanie Milton ; additional materials by Marsh Davies ; illustrations by Ryan Marsh and Joe Bolder.

This official guide will teach you how to enchant your equipment with useful effects and brew all manner of potions to protect yourself from harm. Includes insider tips from the experts at Mojang.


A kind of mirraculas paradise : a true story about schizophrenia / Sandra Allen.

A kind of mirraculas paradise : a true story about schizophrenia / Sandra Allen.
Dazzlingly, daringly written, marrying the thoughtful originality of Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts with the revelatory power of Neurotribes and The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, this propulsive, stunning book illuminates the experience of living with schizophrenia like never before. Sandra Allen did not know her uncle Bob very well. As a child, she had been told he was crazy, that he had spent time in mental hospitals while growing up in Berkeley in the 60s and 70s. But Bob had lived a hermetic life in a remote part of California for longer than she had been alive, and what little she knew of him came from rare family reunions or odd, infrequent phone calls. Then in 2009 Bob mailed her his autobiography. Typewritten in all caps, a stream of error-riddled sentences over sixty, single-spaced pages, the often incomprehensible manuscript proclaimed to be a true story about being labeled a psychotic paranoid schizophrenic, and arrived with a plea to help him get his story out to the world. In A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise, Allen translates her uncle's autobiography, artfully creating a gripping coming-of-age story while sticking faithfully to the facts as he shared them. Lacing Bob's narrative with chapters providing greater contextualization, Allen also shares background information about her family, the culturally explosive time and place of her uncle's formative years, and the vitally important questions surrounding schizophrenia and mental healthcare in America more broadly. The result is a heartbreaking and sometimes hilarious portrait of a young man striving for stability in his life as well as his mind, and an utterly unique lens into an experience that, to most people, remains unimaginable--


Pokémon adventures [vol. 30] : Diamond and Pearl platinum [vol. 1] / story by Hidenori Kusaka ; art by Satoshi Yamamoto ; translation, Katherine Schilling ; touch-up & lettering, Annaliese Christman.

Pokemon trainers Pearl and Diamond are starstruck! Their lifelong dream is to floor an audience with their Pokemon comedy act. So how do they wind up as bodyguards to a pampered little rich girl on a quest to reach the peak of Mt. Coronet?


The log from the Sea of Cortez / John Steinbeck ; introduction by Richard Astro.

The log from the Sea of Cortez /  John Steinbeck ; introduction by Richard Astro.
This exciting day-by-day account of Steinbeck's trip to the Gulf of California with biologist Ed Ricketts, drawn from the longer Sea of Cortez, is a wonderful combination of science, philosophy, and high-spirited adventure. Annotation. In 1940, Steinbeck and his friend, biologist Ed Ricketts, ventured into the Gulf of California to search for marine invertebrates along the beaches. This exciting, day-by-day account of their trip, drawn from the longer work, Sea of Cortez, is a wonderful combination of science, philosophy, and high-speed adventure that provides a fascinating portrait of Steinbeck and Ricketts.


Open Borders Inc. : who's funding America's destruction? / Michelle Malkin.

Open Borders Inc. : who's funding America's destruction? / Michelle Malkin.


The serpent and the pearl : a novel of the Borgias / Kate Quinn.

The serpent and the pearl : a novel of the Borgias / Kate Quinn.
-- Daughters of Rome -- -- Two trusted companions will follow her into the Pope's shadowy harem: Leonello, a cynical bodyguard bent on bloody revenge against a mysterious killer, and Carmelina, a fiery cook with a past full of secrets. But as corruption thickens in the Vatican and the enemies begin to circle, Giulia and her friends will need all their wits to survive in the world of the Borgias.


Little women / Louisa May Alcott ; introduced by Louise Rennison.

Little women /  Louisa May Alcott ; introduced by Louise Rennison.
Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.


Less stuff : simple zero-waste steps to a joyful and clutter-free life / Lindsay Miles.

Less stuff : simple zero-waste steps to a joyful and clutter-free life / Lindsay Miles.
Clutter impacts on our productivity, stresses us out and keeps us stuck. Why do we let our stuff stand in the way of the lives we dream about? Decluttering is great for our mental wellbeing, and when done right, it can be good for the planet too. When we rehome, repurpose or recycle the things we no longer need, we free up existing resources for others and reclaim our homes with less guilt. Less Stuff is a guide for people who find it difficult to declutter and who don't want to see things go to waste. Step by step, you'll explore finding your 'enough', learn how to let go of your old possessions without sending them to landfill, and eventually break the cycle of stuff. The end result is a planet with less strain, a home with more peace and a life with more meaning.


Digital marketing all-in-one for dummies / by Stephanie Diamond.

Digital marketing all-in-one for dummies /  by Stephanie Diamond.
Unlock the value in online marketing A well-executed digital marketing plan is a proven component of success in business, and Digital Marketing All-In-One For Dummies covers everything you need to build and implement a winning plan. Whether you're a novice in the online space or an expert marketer looking to improve your digital ROI, this book has easy-to-absorb tips and insights that will turn online prospects into loyal customers. This book compresses the essential information on 8 topics, so you have all the information you need and none of what you don't. You'll learn social media marketing, marketing to millennials, account-based marketing, influencer marketing, content marketing strategies, and more! -Use targeted, measurable marketing strategies to promote brands and products -Increase brand awareness, customer acquisitions, and audience engagement -Measure what your online traffic is worth and improve ROI on digital marketing -Develop a solid digital marketing plan and put it to work for your brand From SEO and SEM to brand awareness and why you need it, Digital Marketing All-In-One For Dummies will help you level up your digital marketing game and avoid the common mistakes that might be holding your business back.


The ascent to godhood / JY Yang.

The ascent to godhood /  JY Yang.
The Protector is dead. For fifty years, the Protector ruled, reshaping her country in her image and driving her enemies to the corners of the map. For half a century the world turned around her as she built her armies, trained her Tensors, and grasped at the reins of fate itself. Now she is dead. Her followers will quiver, her enemies rejoice.But in one tavern, deep in rebel territory, her greatest enemy drowns her sorrows. Lady Han raised a movement that sought the Protector's head, yet now she can only mourn her loss. She remembers how it all began, when the Protector was young, not yet crowned, and a desperate dancing girl dared to fall in love with her.


Fashionopolis : the price of fast fashion and the future of clothes / Dana Thomas.

Fashionopolis : the price of fast fashion and the future of clothes / Dana Thomas.
An investigation into the damage wrought by the massive clothing industry-and the grassroots high-tech global movement fighting to reform it What should I wear' It's one of the few questions we ask ourselves every day. More than ever, we are told it should be something new. In this era of fast fashion, the clothing industry produces 80 billion new garments every year and employs every sixth person on Earth. Historically, the garment trade has exploited labor, the environment, and intellectual property-and that fashion nightmare has compounded exponentially in the last two decades. We are in dire need of an entirely new human-scale model. To find that future, bestselling fashion journalist Dana Thomas has traveled the globe to discover the visionary designers and companies who are reclaiming traditional means of production and launching cutting-edge sustainable technologies to produce better fashion. Fashionopolis is first a story of capitalist excess. Thomas surveys the damage wrought by a globalized profit-hungry supply chain: sweatshop labor, ecological degradation, overconsumption, waste, and creative exhaustion. But Thomas also sees renewal in a host of developments, from 3-D clothes production to clean denim processing, from smart manufacturing to hyperlocalism, from the creation of truly circular fabrics to lab-grown leather. Technology and purpose are remaking how we buy and produce clothes. From Stella McCartney and Levi's to Moda Operandi and Rent the Runway, Thomas highlights the companies big and small that are leading this new movement in fashion. We all have been casual about our clothes, and it is time to get dressed with intention. Fashionopolis is the first comprehensive look at how to start.


The reckoning / Jana DeLeon.

The reckoning /  Jana DeLeon.
In a tiny bayou town with far too many wicked secrets, the sudden disappearance of a six-year-old girl is a mystery Sheriff Holt Chamberlain is determined to solve. But teaming up with Alexandria Bastin is a complication he didn't expect. Nor is he prepared to collide with the dark side of Cajun culture--and his own troubled past. The frantic search leads them to a place said to hold magic, an eerie island where Alex is also working her charm on him. At one time, he'd been forced to leave her brokenhearted. And now, dangerously close to the truth, he'll do anything to protect her from the evil that surrounds them--an evil that might hold the key to sending a little girl home.


Real Estate Investing 101 : From Finding Properties and Securing Mortgage Terms to REITs and Flipping Houses, an Essential Primer on How to Make Money with Real Estate.

Real Estate Investing 101 : From Finding Properties and Securing Mortgage Terms to REITs and Flipping Houses, an Essential Primer on How to Make Money with Real Estate.
A comprehensive, accessible, and easy-to-understand guide to everything you need to know about real estate investing. Real estate investing is a great way to build a business or make money on the side-and you don't have to be a full-time landlord to do it. Real Estate Investing 101 walks you through everything you need to know, from raising capital to uncovering new opportunities. You'll learn the difference between purchasing traditional property and investing in funds such as REITs and interval funds-plus new types of realty investment, like crowd-funded real estate, the senior housing boom, eco-housing, and blockchain technology. With the expert advice in Real Estate Investing 101 to guide you, you can invest with confidence and generate profits.


Blood men : a thriller / Paul Cleave.

Blood men : a thriller / Paul Cleave.
WINNER OF NEW ZEALAND'S PRESTIGIOUS NGAIO MARSH AWARD FOR BEST CRIME NOVEL OF 2011 Edward Hunter has it all'a beautiful wife and daughter, a great job, a bright future ... and a very dark past. Twenty years ago, a serial killer was caught, convicted, and locked away in New Zealand's most hellish penitentiary. That man was Edward's father. Edward has struggled his entire life to put the nightmares of his childhood behind him. But a week before Christmas, violence once again makes an unwelcome appearance in his world. Is Edward destined to be just like his father, to become a man of blood' A true master of the genre, Paul Cleave unveils a brutally vivid picture of a killer's mind and a city of fallen angels captured at the ends of the earth.


Secrecy world : inside the Panama papers investigation of illicit money networks and the global elite / Jake Bernstein.

Secrecy world : inside the Panama papers investigation of illicit money networks and the global elite / Jake Bernstein.
A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes us inside the world revealed by the Panama Papers, a landscape of illicit money, political corruption, and fraud on a global scale. A hidden circulatory system flows beneath the surface of global finance, carrying trillions of dollars from drug trafficking, tax evasion, bribery, and other illegal enterprises. This network masks the identities of the individuals who benefit from these activities, aided by bankers, lawyers, and auditors who get paid to look the other way. In Secrecy World, the Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Jake Bernstein explores this shadow economy and how it evolved, drawing on millions of leaked documents from the files of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca-a trove now known as the Panama Papers-as well as other journalistic and government investigations. Bernstein shows how shell companies operate, how they allow the superwealthy and celebrities to escape taxes, and how they provide cover for illicit activities on a massive scale by crime bosses and corrupt politicians across the globe. Bernstein traveled to the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and within the United States to uncover how these strands fit together-who is involved, how they operate, and the real-world impact. He recounts how Mossack Fonseca was exposed and what lies ahead for the corporations, banks, law firms, individuals, and governments that are implicated. Secrecy World offers a disturbing and sobering view of how the world really works and raises critical questions about financial and legal institutions we may once have trusted.


Rick Steves France 2019 / Rick Steves & Steve Smith.

Rick Steves France 2019 /  Rick Steves & Steve Smith.
Wander the lavender fields of Provence, climb the Eiffel Tower, and bite into a perfect croissant: with Rick Steves on your side, France can be yours!Inside Rick Steves France 2019 you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip to FranceRick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from the Louvre and the Palace of Versailles to neighborhood restaurants and delicate macarons How to connect with local culture: Stroll through open-air markets in Paris, practice your French with locals, or bike between rustic villages and vineyardsBeat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a vin rougeSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museumsVital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place Detailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, French phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downAnnually updated information on Paris, Chartres, Normandy, Mont St-Michel, Brittany, The Loire, Dordogne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence, The French Riviera, Nice, Monaco, The French Alps, Burgundy, Lyon, Alsace, Reims, Verdun, and much moreMake the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves France 2019.Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out Rick Steves Best of France.


An Unorthodox Match : A Novel / Ragen, Naomi.

An Unorthodox Match : A Novel / Ragen, Naomi.
An Unorthodox MatchThe Devil in Jerusalem. California girl Lola has her life all set up: business degree, handsome fianc?, fast track career, when suddenly, without warning, everything tragically implodes. After years fruitlessly searching for love, marriage, and children, she decides to take the radical step of seeking spirituality and meaning far outside the parameters of modern life in the insular, ultraorthodox enclave of Boro Park, Brooklyn. There, fate brings her to the dysfunctional home of newly-widowed Jacob, a devout Torah scholar, whose life is also in turmoil, and whose small children are aching for the kindness of a womanly touch.While her mother direly predicts she is ruining her life, enslaving herself to a community that is a misogynistic religious cult, Lola?s heart tells her something far more complicated. But it is the shocking and unexpected messages of her new community itself which will finally force her into a deeper understanding of the real choices she now faces and which will ultimately decide her fate.


Tin badges : a novel / Lorenzo Carcaterra.

Tin badges : a novel / Lorenzo Carcaterra.
A top NYPD detective is pulled out of retirement to take down a notorious drug dealer. But when cracking the case means involving his computer-whiz nephew, will he risk the only family he's ever had' From the #1 bestselling author of Sleepers and The Wolf...' As one of the NYPD's most trusted tin badges'retired detectives brought in to solve cases that are beyond the reach of the everyday force'Tank Rizzo has faced off against some of the city's toughest criminals without breaking a sweat. To tackle a case involving a dangerous kingpin known as Gonzo, Tank turns to his best friend and ex-partner, Pearl; a former mobster living out a seemingly quiet retirement as the owner of Tank's favorite Italian restaurant; and a team of expert misfits he would trust with his life. But Gonzo will stop at nothing to defend the empire he's built, and won't hesitate to make it personal. Then Tank gets a call telling him that his brother and sister-in-law, estranged from him for many years, have been killed in a horrific car accident. Tank is the only family left for his orphaned teenage nephew, Chris, although he knows his lifestyle is ill-suited to win him father of the year. Chris moves in with Tank, and the two circle each other warily. It's only when Chris reveals an interest in true crime and a genius-level skill with computers that they begin to bond. Chris's skills may be exactly what Tank's team needs to take Gonzo down'but getting him involved could put his life at risk.


Home to Seal Point / RaeAnne Thayne.

Home to Seal Point /  RaeAnne Thayne.
Ex-lovers are reunited by a terrible tragedy and must face their broken hearts head on in this classic tale originally published as Freefall in 2003 by New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne ThayneTen years ago, Sophie Beaumont had watched as her twin sister, Shelly, had chosen to marry a Canfield man, bear his children and be mistress of his manor. But now Shelly is dead--killed along with her husband, Peter, in a mysterious accident--and it's Sophie who is left to raise those children, live at the Monterey mansion--and marry a Canfield man. Only this time the man is Thomas, Peter's older brother. Because Peter is dead. Or is he? No body had ever been found. And Sophie and Thomas have unfinished business--a love affair, barely begun, cut off abruptly all those years ago. One that this time Thomas is determined to see bloom....FREE BONUS STORY INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME!Still the OneShe left him at the altar but an unexpected reunion might be just the thing to set them on the path to forever!Only a distress call could summon Lainey Morgan back to the small hometown she had run from, leaving the man she adored standing at the altar. Nothing in the ten years since had erased the pain of losing the baby Ethan Daniels had been marrying her for. Still, he always had been the best veterinarian around--and the stray dog that had attached himself to her needed attention. Almost as badly as she did. The years had only made Ethan want Lainey more. Both of them had done some growing up. Maybe this time, forever could be within their grasp...Originally published in 2013


The poison thread / Laura Purcell.

The poison thread /  Laura Purcell.
A thrilling Victorian gothic horror tale about a young seamstress who claims her needle and thread have the power to kill Dorothea Truelove is young, wealthy, and beautiful. Ruth Butterham is young, poor, and awaiting trial for murder. When Dorothea's charitable work brings her to Oakgate Prison, she is delighted by the chance to explore her fascination with phrenology and test her hypothesis that the shape of a person's skull can cast a light on their darkest crimes. But when she meets one of the prisoners, the teenaged seamstress Ruth, she is faced with another strange idea: that it is possible to kill with a needle and thread-because Ruth attributes her crimes to a supernatural power inherent in her stitches. The story Ruth has to tell of her deadly creations-of bitterness and betrayal, of death and dresses-will shake Dorothea's belief in rationality, and the power of redemption. Can Ruth be trusted' Is she mad, or a murderer' The Poison Thread is a spine-tingling, sinister read about the evil that lurks behind the facade of innocence.


The killer inside / Cass Green.

The killer inside /  Cass Green.


Bye bye baby / Fiona McIntosh.

Bye bye baby /  Fiona McIntosh.
A schoolteacher is found murdered in an alley way in a northern English city. Three months later a courier's body turns up in a toilet block in a rough London suburb. Two men with very different lives but a common death: both bodies have been gruesomely mutiliated. Suddenly the entire country is on high alert. Britain has a serial killer on the loose.


Mirror, mirror / Kate Wilhelm.

Chaos has descended on the Valducci family. Gina Valducci's grandmother, mentor, and founder of the family's thriving nursery business, has died. Her death sets off a string of seemingly unrelated events, including two horrific murders. Gina's colleague, Jeff, stands out as an obvious suspect, with plenty of motivation, opportunity, and means. In her most unusual and complex case yet, Barbara Holloway accepts Jeff as her reluctant client. But, to defend him, she must first discover how a secret will, corporate greed, WWII stolen art, family skeletons, attempted murder, and an old ornate mirror factor in to the case. Barbara must reassemble the puzzle pieces perfectly, before it's too late.


Eyes to the wind : a memoir of love and death, hope, and resistance / by Ady Barkan.

Eyes to the wind : a memoir of love and death, hope, and resistance / by Ady Barkan.
In this inspirational and moving memoir-reminiscent of When Breath Becomes Air and The Bright Hour-activist Ady Barkan explores his life with ALS and how his diagnosis gave him a profound new understanding of his commitment to social justice for all. Ady Barkan loved taking afternoon runs on the California coast and holding his newborn son, Carl. But one day, he noticed a troubling weakness in his hand. At first, he brushed it off as carpal tunnel syndrome, but after a week of neurological exams and two MRIs, he learned the cause of the problem: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. At age 32, Ady was given just three to four years to live. Yet despite the devastating diagnosis, he refused to let his remaining days go to waste. Eyes to the Wind is a rousing memoir featuring intertwining storylines about determination, perseverance, and how to live a life filled with purpose and intention. The first traces Ady's battle with ALS: how he turned the initial shock and panic from his diagnosis into a renewed commitment to social justice-not despite his disability but because of it. The second, told in flashbacks, illustrates Ady's journey from a goofy political nerd to a prominent figure in the enduring fight for equity and justice who is willing to give [his] last breath to save our democracy (CNN). From one of today's most vocal advocates for social justice, Eyes to the Wind is an evocative and unforgettable memoir about activism, dedication, love, and hope.


The argentinian's baby of scandal / Sharon Kendrick.

The argentinian's baby of scandal /  Sharon Kendrick.
I'm.pregnant. The consequence of his seduction! Housekeeper Tara Fitzpatrick is always as efficient and professional as possible. Until her billionaire boss, Lucas Conway, looks at her with a fiery intensity she just can't resist. Only now Tara has the mortifying task of flying to New York to tell him-a renowned bachelor whose least favourite word is family-that their electrifying night in his bed had the most scandalous of consequences! Follow Cinderella to glamorous New York!


The power of passive income : make your money work for you / Nightingale Learning Systems and Entrepreneur Media, Inc.

The power of passive income : make your money work for you / Nightingale Learning Systems and Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
This practical and densely packed book will reach readers 12 simple, safe, low-cost and low-effort strategies for quickly setting up and activating passive income vehicles in a broad range of sectors like real estate, franchising, and direct sales marketing.


The mistletoe matchmaker : A Novel / Felicity Hayes-McCoy.

The mistletoe matchmaker : A Novel / Felicity Hayes-McCoy.


The sheikh crowns his virgin / Lynne Graham.

The sheikh crowns his virgin /  Lynne Graham.
From innocent in distress...To convenient princess To escape her overprotective family, sweet-natured Zoe Mardas heads to the desert kingdom of Maraban for an adventure. But she's kidnapped on arrival! Zoe is saved by mysterious and devastatingly handsome Raj--the nation's exiled prince. The attraction between them is instant--and fiery like the desert sun! Yet her rescue comes with a price: to save them both from a political scandal, Zoe must become Raj's virgin bride...Turn the page and step into the sheikh's desert kingdom...


Beaten down, worked up : the past, present, and future of American labor / by Steven Greenhouse.

Beaten down, worked up : the past, present, and future of American labor / by Steven Greenhouse.
From the longtime New York Times labor correspondent, an in-depth look at working men and women in America, the challenges they face, and how they can be re-empowered In an era when corporate profits have soared while wages have flatlined, millions of Americans are searching for ways to improve their lives, and they're often turning to labor unions and worker action, whether #RedforEd teachers' strikes or the Fight for $15. Wage stagnation, low-wage work, and blighted blue-collar communities have become an all-too-common part of modern-day America, and behind these trends is a little-discussed problem: the decades-long decline in worker power. Steven Greenhouse sees this decline reflected in some of the most pressing problems facing our nation today, including income inequality, declining social mobility, the gender pay gap, and the concentration of political power in the hands of the wealthy. He rebuts the often-stated view that labor unions are outmoded-or even harmful-by recounting some of labor's victories, and the efforts of several of today's most innovative and successful worker groups. He shows us the modern labor landscape through the stories of dozens of American workers, from G.M. workers to Uber drivers, and we see how unions historically have empowered-and lifted-the most marginalized, including young women garment workers in New York in 1909, black sanitation workers in Memphis in 1968, and hotel housekeepers today. Greenhouse proposes concrete, feasible ways in which workers' collective power can be-and is being-rekindled and reimagined in the twenty-first century.


Reading Financial Reports For Dummies.

Reading Financial Reports For Dummies.
Discover how to decipher financial reports Especially relevant in today's world of corporate scandals and new accounting laws, the numbers in a financial report contain vitally important information about where a company has been and where it is going. Packed with new and updated information, Reading Financial Reports For Dummies, 3rd Edition gives you a quick but clear introduction to financial reports-and how to decipher the information in them. New information on the separate accounting and financial reporting standards for private/small businesses versus pu.


The viscount's promise / Christina Britton.

The viscount's promise /  Christina Britton.
Lady Emily Masters has harbored a secret infatuation for the dashing Malcolm Arborn, Viscount Morley since a childhood accident claimed the life of her twin brother and left her own face scarred. But when fate brings them together again for her brother's wedding, she is dismayed to find instead of the brave gentleman who sheltered her after the tragedy, a surly rogue quick to quip and slow to trust. To the cosmopolitan and haughty Malcolm, few engagements could possibly be more punishing than attending his friend's country wedding--until the groom requests he watch over his timid sister during the weeks leading up to the ceremony. Fearful of her scar making her the center of attention to the visiting lords and ladies, Emily proves to be a difficult charge for the irascible bachelor. Her diffidence an insult to his sensibilities, he finds a new purpose within his role: to bring out the bold woman within. But how can such a gentle creature as Emily abide his own coarseness? At odds with their natures, will these two willful souls be able to look beyond their past hurt to build a promising tomorrow?


Statistics essentials for dummies.

Statistics essentials for dummies.
Statistics Essentials For Dummies (9781119590309) was previously published as Statistics Essentials For Dummies (9780470618394). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Statistics Essentials For Dummies not only provides students enrolled in Statistics I with an excellent high-level overview of key concepts, but it also serves as a reference or refresher for students in upper-level statistics courses. Free of review and ramp-up material, Statistics Essentials For Dummies sticks to the point, with content focused on key course topics only. It provides discrete explanations of essential concepts taught in a typical first semester college-level statistics course, from odds and error margins to confidence intervals and conclusions. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical statistics concepts as they help high school students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts. The Essentials For Dummies Series Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.


Twitch for dummies / by Tee Morris.

Twitch for dummies /  by Tee Morris.


Death by jack-o'-lantern / Alexis Morgan.

Death by jack-o'-lantern /  Alexis Morgan.


I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer / Michelle McNamara ; with an introduction by Gillian Flynn and an afterword by Patton Oswalt.

I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer / Michelle McNamara ; with an introduction by Gillian Flynn and an afterword by Patton Oswalt.


The Hot Young Widows Club : lessons on survival from the front lines of grief / Nora McInerny.

The Hot Young Widows Club : lessons on survival from the front lines of grief / Nora McInerny.
From the host of the popular podcast, Terrible, Thanks for Asking, comes a wise, humorous roadmap and caring resource for anyone going through the loss of a loved one-or even a difficult life moment. In the span of a few weeks, thirty-something Nora McInerny had a miscarriage, lost her father to cancer, and lost her husband due to a brain tumor. Her life fell apart. What Nora discovered during this dark time is that, when you're in these hard moments, it can feel impossible to feel like even a shadow of the person you once were. People will give you all sorts of advice of how to hold onto your sanity and sense of self. But how exactly' How do you find that person again' Welcome to The Hot Young Widows Club, Nora's response to the toughest questions about life's biggest struggles. The Hot Young Widows Club isn't just for people who have lost a spouse, but an essential tool for anyone who has gone through a major life struggle. Based on her own experiences and those of the listeners dedicated to her podcast, Terrible, Thanks for Asking, Nora offers wise, heartfelt, and often humorous advice to anyone navigating a painful period in their lives. Full of practical guidance, Nora also reminds us that it's still okay to laugh, despite your deep grief. She explores how readers can educate the people around them on what to do, what to say, and how to best to lend their support. Ultimately, this book is a space for people to recognize that they aren't alone, and to learn how to get through life's hardest moments with grace and humor, and even hope.


A fatal secret / Faith Martin.

A fatal secret /  Faith Martin.
A brand new Ryder & Loveday novel from global bestseller Faith Martin! Coming soon!


Series 7 Exam For Dummies / Steven M. Rice.

Series 7 Exam For Dummies /  Steven M. Rice.
Maximize your score on the Series 7 Exam Studying for the Series 7 Exam is easier than you think. This comprehensive guide is the critical reference you need to guide you through your preparation for the Series 7 exam. Packed with the latest information associated with this test, as well as proven test-taking strategies that are focused on maximizing your score, it covers everything you need to know to score your highest on this all-important exam. The Series 7 exam is no joke — with 250 questions administered in two three-hour blocks, this test is certainly a challenge. But with the proper preparation you'll be able to enter the exam room with confidence. Offers three full-length practice tests with answers and full explanations Includes one-year access to six full-length tests online Provides strategies and tips to hone the skills needed to ace the exam Gives you confidence to start your career as a licensed broker Series 7 Exam For Dummies, 4th Edition with Online Practice is a fundamental resource that guides you through your preparations for the Series 7 exam.


Cowboy in Wolf's Clothing

Cowboy in Wolf's Clothing
Kait Ballenger is a treasure you don't want to miss.--Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author Born a cowboy and bred a warrior ... High Commander Colt Cavanaugh has spent his life defending his pack and its sprawling ranchlands. But the hardened Grey Wolf soldier has a dark secret that could destroy his life forever. Belle Beaumont is a wanted woman, on the run from the wolf pack that kidnapped her. When fate brings her face-to-face with the Grey Wolf High Commander himself, rivalry becomes passion, and suddenly more than just her freedom is at stake. Colt will fight to the death for the healing Belle brings to his battle-worn heart-and for this cowboy wolf, all's fair in love and war ... Seven Range Shifters Series: Cowboy Wolf Trouble (book 1) Cowboy in Wolf's Clothing (book 2) What People Are Saying About Kait Ballenger: Paranormal fans have a new voice to check out ... intense and riveting.-RT Book Reviews for Twilight Hunter, 4 Stars An extremely promising high-voltage start ...-Publishers Weekly STARRED review for Twilight Hunter, a PW Top 10 Romance Pick.


Demanding his hidden heir / Jackie Ashenden.

Demanding his hidden heir /  Jackie Ashenden.
Enzo Cardinali had never known a passion like the one he shared with Matilda St. George during their red-hot Caribbean fling. Beautiful, irresistible Matilda made brooding Enzo crave something more for the first time. But when she left abruptly, he vowed to forget her, rebuilding the walls around his damaged heart. Now Matilda has reappeared -- with his son! Enzo demands his heir, but will he claim vibrant Matilda, too?--


Polite society / Mahesh Rao.

Polite society /  Mahesh Rao.
Beautiful, clever, and more than a little bored, Ania Khurana sets her sights on finding a match for Dimple, her newest, sweetest, and most helpless friend. When her aunt's handsome nephew arrives from America, the social tides in Delhi begin to shift. Ania discovers that her good intentions are no match for the whims and intrigues of Delhi's high society--o r for her own complicated feelings toward her cherished childhood friend, Dev. -- adapted from jacket~A modern retelling of Jane Austen's Emma with a touch of Crazy Rich Asians set in Delhi, in which the daughter of a wealthy Indian family aspires to match-make for her friends and family, only to find herself caught up in an unforeseen scandal--and an unexpected match of her own--


The way through the woods : on mushrooms and mourning / by Long Litt Woon ; translated from the Norwegian by Barbara J. Haveland.

The way through the woods : on mushrooms and mourning / by Long Litt Woon ; translated from the Norwegian by Barbara J. Haveland.
A grieving widow discovers a most unexpected form of healing--hunting for mushrooms. Long Litt Woon met Eiolf a month after arriving in Norway from Malaysia as an exchange student. They fell in love, married, and settled into domestic bliss. Then Eiolf's unexpected death at fifty-four left Woon struggling to imagine a life without the man who had been her partner and anchor for thirty-two years. Adrift in grief, she signed up for a beginner's course on mushrooming--a course the two of them had planned to take together--and found, to her surprise, that the pursuit of mushrooms rekindled her zest for life. The Way Through the Woods tells the story of parallel journeys: an inner one, through the landscape of mourning, and an outer one, into the fascinating realm of mushrooms--resilient, adaptable, and essential to nature's cycle of death and rebirth.


Flashed / Zoey Castile.

Flashed /  Zoey Castile.
A former soccer player, stripper, and model, legendary party boy Patrick Halloran finally gets his big break starring in the Magdalena Lena Martel is a long way from Queens, New York. After a rough patch, the aspiring artist is working her way through college--even if it means keeping house for a man whose gruff voice she can only hear through a closed door. Still, Lena senses Pat's got a good heart, maybe even a lovable one. She's intrigued--until his anger sends her running into the freezing woods. Now Pat will have to find her--and when he does he may have found the one woman who can thaw his heart--not to mention the rest of him. But can their new bond survive the paparazzi--and their personal demons?


Medallion status : true stories from secret rooms / John Hodgman.

Medallion status : true stories from secret rooms / John Hodgman.
After spending most of his twenties pursuing a career as a literary agent, John Hodgman decided to try his own hand at writing. Following an appearance to promote one of his books on The Daily Show, he was invited to return as a contributor. This led to an unexpected and, frankly, implausible career in front of the camera that has lasted to this very day, or at least until 2016. In these pages, Hodgman explores the strangeness of his career, speaking plainly of fame, especially at the weird, marginal level he enjoyed it. Through these stories you will learn many things that only John Hodgman knows, such as how to prepare for a nude scene with an oboe, or what it feels like to go to a Hollywood party and realize that you are not nearly as famous as the Property Brothers, or, for that matter, those two famous corgis from Instagram. And there are stories about how, when your television gig is canceled, you can console yourself with the fact that all of that travel that made your young son so sad at least left you with a prize: platinum medallion status with your airline. Both unflinchingly funny and deeply heartfelt, Medallion Status is a thoughtful examination of status, fame, and identity--and about the way we all deal with those moments when we realize we aren't platinum status anymore and will have to get comfortable in that middle seat again--


Buddhism plain and simple / Steve Hagen.

Buddhism plain and simple /  Steve Hagen.
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Embrace your weird : a guided journal for facing your fears and unleashing creativity / Felicia Day.

Embrace your weird : a guided journal for facing your fears and unleashing creativity / Felicia Day.
Face your fears and fuel your creative passions with New York Times bestselling author Felicia Day's workbook for getting motivated, getting inspired, and getting weird. What do I have to offer the world? What if my work doesn't meet others' standards-or my own? How do I combat that nagging fear of failure and just put myself out there? It's time to confront those negative thoughts once and for all, and let your creativity blossom! Actress and bestselling author of You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) Felicia Day is here to empower you to overcome what holds you back, be brave enough to be vulnerable, and allow yourself to let loose. Part guided journal, part imaginative workbook, Embrace Your Weird offers a series of exciting exercises to get your creative juices flowing, fun prompts designed to get your imagination unblocked, and plenty of space throughout to just play in the margins and get your neurons firing. Like Wreck This Journal meets You Are a Badass, Embrace Your Weird will help you get back in touch with the joy of creating, and feel confident about what you have to offer to the world!--


Campusland / Scott Johnston.

Campusland /  Scott Johnston.
A tumultuous and often hilarious first novel about one year of insanity at the Ivy-like Devon University, a blissful bubble of elite students and the adults at their mercy. Eph Russell is an English professor up for tenure. He may look and sound privileged, but Eph is right out of gun-rack, Bible-thumping rural Alabama. His beloved Devon, though, has become a place of warring tribes, and there are landmines waiting for Eph that he is unequipped to see.


Chasing my cure : a doctor's race to turn hope into action : a memoir / David Fajgenbaum, M.D.

Chasing my cure : a doctor's race to turn hope into action : a memoir / David Fajgenbaum, M.D.
The inspiring memoir of a young doctor and former college athlete who became a champion for people suffering from rare, under-researched diseases--all while battling his own. A former Georgetown quarterback nicknamed The Beast, David Fajgenbaum was also a force in medical school, where he was known for his unmatched mental stamina. But things changed dramatically when he began suffering from inexplicable fatigue. In a matter of weeks, his organs were failing and he was read his last rites. Doctors were baffled over a condition they had yet to even diagnose; floating in and out of consciousness, Fajgenbaum prayed for the equivalent of game day overtime: a second chance. Miraculously, Fajgenbaum survived, but only to endure repeated near-death relapses from what would eventually be identified as a form of Castleman disease--an extremely deadly and rare condition that acts like a cross between cancer and an autoimmune disease. When he relapsed on the only drug in development and realized that the medical community was unlikely to make progress in time to save his life, Fajgenbaum turned his desperate hope for a cure into concrete action: between hospitalizations he studied his own charts and tested his own blood samples, looking for clues that could unlock a new treatment. With the help of family, friends and mentors, he also reached out to other Castleman disease patients and physicians, and eventually came up with an ambitious plan to crowdsource the most promising research questions and recruit world-class researchers to tackle them; instead of waiting for the scientific stars to align, he proposed to align them himself. More than five years later and now married to his college sweetheart, his hard work has paid off: a treatment that he identified has induced a tentative remission and his novel approach to collaborative scientific inquiry has become a blueprint for advancing rare disease research. His incredible story demonstrates the potency of hope, and what can happen when forces of determination, love, family, faith and serendipity collide--


101 ways to go zero waste / Kathryn Kellogg.

101 ways to go zero waste /  Kathryn Kellogg.
We all know how important it is to reduce our environmental footprint, but it can be daunting to know where to begin. Enter Kathryn Kellogg, who can fit all her trash from the past two years into a 16-ounce mason jar. How? She starts by saying no to straws and grocery bags, and yes to a reusable water bottle and compostable dish scrubbers. In 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste, Kellogg shares these tips and more, along with DIY recipes for beauty and home; advice for responsible consumption and making better choices for home goods, fashion, and the office; and even secrets for how to go waste free at the airport. It's not about perfection, she says. It's about making better choices. This is a practical, friendly blueprint of realistic lifestyle changes for anyone who wants to reduce their waste.


Running with Sherman / Christopher McDougall.

Running with Sherman /  Christopher McDougall.
From the first page to the last, Running with Sherman is a delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor. I quickly fell in love with Sherman and the colorful cast of two- and four-legged characters that surrounded him. Christopher McDougall is a gifted storyteller who gets to the heart of the human-animal connection. ?John Grogan, author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog A heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America. When Chris McDougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. But when he arrived, Sherman was in such bad shape he could barely move, and his hair was coming out in clumps. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman's body but to heal his mind as well. It turns out the best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job, and so Chris decided to teach Sherman how to run. He'd heard about burro racing?a unique type of race where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back to mining days?and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado. Easier said than done. In the course of Sherman's training, Chris would have to recruit several other runners, both human and equine, and call upon the wisdom of burro racers, goat farmers, Amish running club members, and a group of irrepressible female long-haul truckers. Along the way, he shows us the life-changing power of animals, nature, and community.


The cowboy and his baby / Jessica Clare.

The cowboy and his baby /  Jessica Clare.
Dustin is a ranch hand with a reputation around town as a ladies' man. He loves flirting and the thrill of the chase. When he tilts his cowboy hat just so, no one can resist his charms. It's all fun and games for Dustin until he meets a woman who sparks real feelings in him, and he's blindsided by love. Annie is an animal trainer working on set for a film. Other than her furry, canine coworkers, she hasn't connected with the rest of the movie's crew. It's only when a certain cowboy catches her eye that Wyoming becomes interesting. She intends for their romance to be a fling, but by the time filming wraps up, she's unexpectedly pregnant. While Annie is prepared to walk away and raise her baby by herself, Dustin isn't so ready to say good-bye. He has to prove to Annie that she has a future in Wyoming and capture her heart before it's too late...


The nature of life and death : every body leaves a trace / Patricia Wiltshire.

The nature of life and death : every body leaves a trace / Patricia Wiltshire.
From mud tracks on a quiet country road to dirt specks on the soles of walking boots, forensic ecologist Patricia Wiltshire uses her decades of scientific expertise to find often-overlooked clues left behind by criminal activity. She detects evidence and eliminates hypotheses armed with little more than a microscope, eventually developing a compelling thesis of the who, what, how, and when of a crime. Wiltshire's remarkable accuracy has made her one of the most in-demand police consultants in the world, and her curiosity, humility, and passion for the truth have guided her every step of the way. A riveting blend of science writing and true-crime narrative, The Nature of Life and Death details Wiltshire's unique journey from college professor to crime fighter: solving murders, locating corpses, and exonerating the falsely accused. Along the way, she introduces us to the unseen world all around us and underneath our feet: plants, animals, pollen, spores, fungi, and microbes that we move through every day. Her story is a testament to the power of persistence and reveals how our relationship with the vast natural world reaches far deeper than we might think.--


Forbidden to touch / JC Harroway.

Forbidden to touch /  JC Harroway.
From bestselling author JC Harroway comes the third book in the Billionaire Bachelors series!She made the rules. But he's changing the game...Within thirty seconds of meeting Reid Faulkner again, I'm reminded of exactly why I had a crush on him for so many years. That confidence, that effortless control, that thigh-clenching hotness... Only, this time I'm not little Blair Cameron, sexually frustrated teenager. No, now I am an adult woman reliving every filthy fantasy I've ever had about him...His dark, sexy stare is filled with naughty promises. Promises of sex. Great sex.But I'm here to work for him. I have a contract, and I won't let any man--no matter how delicious--underestimate me again. So I am proposing a second contract. An unofficial one, where we explore my every desire. It's the perfect no-strings arrangement--all sex, no emotions. The only problem is that I made a concession: to play by his rules.Now we've crossed that line and tasted the forbidden. It started with only a touch. But will a man who controls everything protect his heart at all costs...even if it means breaking mine?Sexy. Passionate. Bold. Discover Harlequin Dare, a new line of fun, edgy and sexually explicit romances for the fearless female.


Shop on main street / Carolyn Brown.

Shop on main street /  Carolyn Brown.
Steel Magnolias meets The Ya Ya Sisterhood fromNew York Times bestseller Carolyn Brown Carlene Lovelle, owner of Bless My Bloomers lingerie shop, has everything she's ever wanted: a loving husband, a successful small town business, and great friends who never disappoint. However, that all changes when Carlene finds a pair of sexy red panties in her husband's briefcase.She knows exactly who those panties belong to-they were purchased from her very own shop. Carlene is shocked. Her marriage is over, her life in a tailspin. She's humiliated, upset and heartbroken, but it's time to move on to the anger stage of grieving. Carlene finds that she has all she needs as the ladies of this small town rally around and teach her that revenge is a dish best served red-hot. (Previously published as The Red-Hot Chili Cook-Off and A Heap of Texas Trouble.).


Do you mind if I cancel? : (things that still annoy me) / Gary Janetti.

Do you mind if I cancel? : (things that still annoy me) / Gary Janetti.
Gary Janetti's book is so rolling-on-the-floor funny, so brilliantly observant, and so full of heart. ? Kevin Kwan, New York Times bestselling author of the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy Almost as soon as I began to read Gary Janetti's Do You Mind If I Cancel?, I found myself feeling the way I felt when I first encountered Fran Lebowitz and David Rakoff: laughing and wanting to shout out the best bits to whoever else was in the room, even if no one else was there. ? Benjamin Dreyer, New York Times bestselling author of Dreyer's English Fans of David Sedaris, Jenny Lawson, and Tina Fey... meet your new friend Gary Janetti. Gary Janetti, the writer and producer for some of the most popular television comedies of all time, and creator of one of the most wickedly funny Instagram accounts there is, now turns his skills to the page in a hilarious, and poignant book chronicling the pains and indignities of everyday life. Gary spends his twenties in New York, dreaming of starring on soap operas while in reality working at a hotel where he lusts after an unattainable colleague and battles a bellman who despises it when people actually use a bell to call him. He chronicles the torture of finding a job before the internet when you had to talk on the phone all the time, and fantasizes, as we all do, about who to tell off when he finally wins an Oscar. As Gary himself says, These are essays from my childhood and young adulthood about things that still annoy me. Original, brazen, and laugh out loud funny, Do You Mind if I Cancel? is something not to be missed.


Through fiery trials / David Weber.

Through fiery trials /  David Weber.
Those on the side of progressing humanity through advanced technology have finally triumphed over their oppressors. The unholy war between the small but mighty island realm of Charis and the radical, luddite Church of God's Awaiting has finally come to an end. However, even though a provisional veil of peace has fallen over human colonies, many secrets of Safehold's past still remain unearthed. With new alliances forged and old regimes fractured, Merlin--the cybernetic avatar of Earth's last survivor and immortal beacon to humanity--and the colonies of Safehold have many adventures ahead in the continuation of David Weber's New York Times bestselling Safehold series.


Gender and our brains : how new neuroscience explodes the myths of the male and female minds / Gina Rippon.

Gender and our brains : how new neuroscience explodes the myths of the male and female minds / Gina Rippon.
Rippon presents a breakthrough work in neuroscience and an incisive corrective to a long history of damaging pseudo-science, finally debunking the myth that there is a biological distinction between male and female brains.


Arctic dreams : imagination and desire in a northern landscape / Barry Lopez.

Arctic dreams : imagination and desire in a northern landscape / Barry Lopez.
In his National Book Award & ndash;winning masterwork about imagination and desire in a northern landscape, revered writer Barry Lopez carries readers on a breathtaking journey into the heart of one of the world & rsquo;s last frontiers In this award-winning classic, Barry Lopez explores the ways the human imagination engages with a landscape at once barren and beautiful, perilous and alluring, austere yet teeming with vibrant life, and shot through with human history. The Arctic has for centuries been a destination for the most ambitious explorers & mdash;a place of dreams, fears, and awe-inspiring spectacle. Based on Lopez & rsquo;s years spent traveling the Arctic regions in the company of Eskimo hunting parties and scientific expeditions alike, Arctic Dreams investigates the unique terrain of the human mind, thrown into relief against the vastness of the tundra and the frozen ocean. Eye-opening and profoundly moving, it is a magnificent appreciation of how wilderness challenges and inspires us. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barry Lopez including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author & rsquo;s personal collection.


The reality bubble / Ziya Tong.

The reality bubble /  Ziya Tong.
From one of Canada's most engaging and socially engaged science journalists, a wide-ranging and wonder filled look at the hidden things that shape our world. A groundbreaking, fascinating book for our times. Ziya Tong brings to bear her scientific worldview and formidable understanding of the urgent problems that confront our world. The Reality Bubble provides a vivid picture of what stalks our blind spots and reveals how the way we look at the world has the power to shake civilization. With all of the curiosity and flair that drives her broadcasting, Tong takes us on a journey from the smallest nanoparticle to the very ideas of time and space, pausing along the way to consider the implications of research as diverse as the nature of animal languages, and the consequences of artificial fertilizers on your DNA. She'll explain fascinating science applications, such as the way police linked American nuclear testing to a murder mystery in Vienna. Throughout, what she discovers is that much of what we don't see is deliberately hidden from us. Although we live in a culture of increasingly intrusive surveillance, significant parts of the global system that sustains us are closely guarded secrets: where our food comes from, where our energy comes from, and where our waste goes. This vitally important new book shows how science, and the curiosity that drives it, can help civilization flourish not by providing us with new technology, but by shedding light on the world we inhabit, which is increasingly of our own creation. Fast-paced, utterly fascinating, and deeply humane, The Reality Bubble gives voice to the sense we've all had that there is more to the world than meets the eye.--


A Nice Cup of Tea

A Nice Cup of Tea
In this witty third novel in the Nice series, from beloved actress Celia Imrie, the retired expats in the South of France must rally to save their failing restaurant, and protect Theresa from an unsavory stalker. The beautiful town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, tucked between glitzy Monte Carlo and the plush red carpets of Cannes, is home to Theresa, Carol, William, Benjamin, and Sally: five retired expats who have pooled their resources to set up La MosaIque, a divine little restaurant. But there is trouble in paradise: the friends are desperately struggling to make ends meet. It will take every bit of their talent and gumption to save La MosaIque. With fussy customers, obnoxious cruise parties, and a failing delivery van, it's certainly not going to be easy. On top of this, Theresa and Sally have their own distractions. Theresa's teenage granddaughter has run away, and Theresa herself has been getting mysterious phone calls and the strong sense that someone's watching her. Meanwhile, Sally's run into a nasty couple from her acting days, and their barbed jibes are enough to send her on an ill-advised search for the limelight. A Nice Cup of Tea is a delightful cozy mystery, a wickedly fun page-turner that's sassier than a cup of tea, no matter how Nice!


A pilgrimage to eternity : from Canterbury to Rome in search of a faith / Timothy Egan.

A pilgrimage to eternity : from Canterbury to Rome in search of a faith / Timothy Egan.
Following an ancient pilgrimage route a thousand miles from Canterbury to Rome, the bestselling and award-winning writer weaves history and culture into an exploration of why Christianity is struggling in the world it created At a time when Britain, America, and much of Europe have never been so secular, Timothy Egan sets out on a thousand-mile pilgrimage along an ancient route, through the theological cradle of Christianity, to explore one of the biggest stories of our time: the collapse of religion in the world that it created. Egan sets out along the Via Francigena, once the major medieval route for the devout to Rome, and follows the course described by Sigeric the Serious, Archbishop of Canterbury, when he walked through Europe to see the pope in the year 990. Traveling a landscape laced with some of the most important shrines in Christian history, Egan brings us into the chapel where Queen Bertha introduced Christianity to pagan Britain; visits a French town built on miracles; and journeys to the oldest abbey in the western world, founded in 515 and home to continuous prayer over the 1,500 years that followed. He is accompanied by fellow pilgrims and by the towering figures of the faith-Joan of Arc, Henry VIII, Martin Luther. The goal: walking to Saint Peter's Square over the old Roman road, in hopes of meeting the pope who is struggling to hold together the world's 1.3 billion Roman Catholics. A thrilling adventure and revealing history, A Pilgrimage to Eternity looks for our future in its search for God.


The starlet and the spy : A Novel / Ji-min Lee.

The starlet and the spy : A Novel / Ji-min Lee.
A dazzling work of historical fiction about two women who seem the most unlikely to ever meet: Alice, a Korean war survivor and translator for the American forces in Seoul and Marilyn Monroe, who is visiting Korea on a four-day USO tour. February 1954. Although the Korean War armistice was signed a year ago, most citizens of Seoul still battle to return to some semblance of normalcy. Conditions are dismal. Children beg for food, and orphanages are teeming. Alice J. Kim, a Korean translator and typist for the American forces still sanctioned in the city, yearns for the life she used to live before her country was torn apart. Then Alice's boss makes an announcement-the American movie star Marilyn Monroe will be visiting Korea on a four-day USO tour, and Alice has been chosen as her translator. Though intrigued, Alice has few expectations of the job-what could she and a beautiful actress at the peak of her fame possibly have to talk about' Yet the Marilyn she meets, while just as dazzling and sensual as Alice expected, is also surprisingly approachable. As Marilyn's visit unfolds, Alice is forced into a reckoning with her own painful past. Moving and mesmerizing, The Starlet and the Spy is a beautiful portrayal of unexpected kinship between two very different women, and of the surprising connections that can change, or even save, a life.


Blockchain for dummies / by Tiana Laurence.

Blockchain for dummies /  by Tiana Laurence.
Unravel the mysteries of blockchains Blockchain technologies are disrupting some of the world’s biggest industries. Blockchain For Dummies provides a fast way to catch up with the essentials of this quickly evolving tech. Written by an author involved in founding and analyzing blockchain solutions, this book serves to help those who need to understand what a blockchain can do (and can't do).This revised edition walks you through how a blockchainsecurely records data across independent networks. It offers a tour of some of the world’s best-known blockchains, including those that power Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It also provides a glance at how blockchain solutions are affecting the worlds of finance, supply chain management, insurance, and governments.Get a clear picture of what a blockchain can doLearn how blockchains rule cryptocurrency and smart contractsDiscover current blockchains and how each of them workTest blockchain appsBlockchain has become the critical buzzword in the world of financial technology and transaction security — and now you can make sense of it with the help of this essential guide.


FINDING ZSA ZSA : the Gabors behind the legend.

FINDING ZSA ZSA : the Gabors behind the legend.


Guest house for young widows : among the women of ISIS / Azadeh Moaveni.

Guest house for young widows : among the women of ISIS / Azadeh Moaveni.
In early 2014, the Islamic State clinched its control of Raqqa in Syria. Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, urged Muslims around the world to come join the caliphate. Witnessing the brutal oppression of the Assad regime in Syria, and moved to fight for justice, thousands of men and women heeded his call. At the heart of this story is a cast of unforgettable young women who responded. Emma, from Germany; Sharmeena from Bethnal Green, London; Nour from Tunis: these were women--some still in high school--from urban families, some with university degrees and bookshelves filled with novels by Jane Austen and Dan Brown; many with cosmopolitan dreams of travel and adventure. But instead of finding a land of justice and piety, they found themselves trapped within the most brutal terrorist regime of the twenty-first century, a world of chaos and upheaval and violence. What is the line between victim and collaborator? How do we judge these women who both suffered and inflicted intense pain? What role is there for Muslim women in the West? In what is bound to be a modern classic of narrative nonfiction, Moaveni takes us into the school hallways of London, kitchen tables in Germany, the coffee shops in Tunis, the caliphate's OB/GYN and its Guest House for Young Widows--where wives of the fallen waited to be remarried--to demonstrate that the problem called terrorism is a far more complex, political, and deeply relatable one than we generally admit--


How to cook everything : simple recipes for great food / Mark Bittman ; photography by Aya Brackett ; illustrations by Alan Witschonke.

How to cook everything : simple recipes for great food / Mark Bittman ; photography by Aya Brackett ; illustrations by Alan Witschonke.
The ultimate kitchen companion, completely updated and better than ever, now for the first time featuring color photos.


For the love of men : a new vision for mindful masculinity / Liz Plank.

For the love of men : a new vision for mindful masculinity / Liz Plank.
An award-winning Vox.com correspondent links societal enforcement of traditional masculinity to current crime rates, outlining actionable steps based on today's rapidly evolving world to promote understanding and healthier responses in men who have been raised with toxic belief systems. --Publisher


Fanny : being the true history of the adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones / by Erica Jong.

Fanny : being the true history of the adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones / by Erica Jong.
A brilliant amalgam of Tom Jones, Moll Flanders, and Fanny Hill, Erica Jong's Fanny is a wonderfully inventive, deliciously bawdy picaresque novel featuring an irrepressible heroine you won't soon forget. In eighteenth-century England, life begins somewhat ignobly for Fanny Hackabout-Jones. Abandoned as an infant on the doorstep of Lord and Lady Bellars's grand Wiltshire manor, she contemplates the literary life as she grows to ripe young womanhood in the Bellars's care. Fanny chooses, however, to pursue a very different future when she is forced to flee to London to escape the overly amorous attentions of her adoptive father. There, on the road, her real life truly begins. Cast by pernicious Fate and by her own audacious will into a series of astonishing escapades in the company of highwaymen, witches, pirates, and ladies of the evening. Fanny endures numerous trials while enjoying myriad satisfactions along the way. And though a woman's lot is not an easy one in these most oppressive of times. Fanny will not be discouraged, nor will she falter, on the uneven path toward fortune, self-discovery, motherhood, and love. With true emotional and literary heft, Fanny tells the story of the unabashed life of a fearless young woman whose lusty misadventures carry her from brothel to bedroom to the pirate-infested high seas. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erica Jong including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.


The killing hour : a thriller / Paul Cleave.

The killing hour : a thriller / Paul Cleave.
Imagine waking up covered in blood'but it's not your blood. There's a nasty bump on your head, and you can't remember a thing about last night. The morning paper reports that two young women were brutally murdered. You recognize their names. Pieces of the night before come back to you through the haze. And now you're the suspect in their grisly deaths. Welcome to Charlie's world. In this heart-pounding thriller, only the dead know what happened last night. On the run, Charlie suspects a man named Cyris, but no one believes that Cyris exists. Not the police and not Charlie's ex-wife Jo, though she wants to trust that the man she once loved is innocent. Soon, Charlie has Jo bound and gagged in the trunk of his car, fleeing across the countryside while the killing hour approaches yet again. Originally published in 2007 in Cleave's native New Zealand, The Killing Hour represents the early, pulse-pounding (Publishers Weekly) work of a writer known the world over for a style that combines gruesome thrills with clever twists and a heavy dose of devilish humor. Cleave keeps us guessing until the last page of this fantastic psychological thriller.


The rebel's revenge / Scott Mariani.

The rebel's revenge /  Scott Mariani.
The Top Ten Sunday Times bestseller returns with a gripping new Ben Hope thriller. 'If you've got a pulse, you'll love Scott Mariani; if you haven't, then maybe you crossed Ben Hope.' SIMON TOYNE Even when ex-SAS major Ben Hope is taking a holiday, trouble seems to find him. What started as a relaxing trip to the Deep South spirals into a nightmare when he's wrongly accused of a vicious murder and forced to go on the run. Target of a state-wide manhunt, the only way Ben can prove his innocence is to unearth a long-forgotten secret and track down the killers who slaughtered an innocent woman in a vendetta dating back generations. His quest takes him into the wild heart of Louisiana's swampland, where all hell's about to break loose. The bad guys will soon discover they made a big mistake ... An explosive new thriller from the master bestseller.


The maid's spanish secret / Dani Collins.

The maid's spanish secret /  Dani Collins.
You will come to Spain. You will marry me. For sweet maid Poppy Harris, her one and only passionate experience was scorching and absolutely forbidden. She shouldn't have succumbed to Spanish aristocrat Rico Montero's tantalizing seduction, but his touch was all consuming.and had a nine-month consequence! Poppy believes they could never be anything more. Until Rico appears on her doorstep demanding his hidden daughter-and determined to make Poppy his wife! Enjoy this intensely dramatic marriage of convenience!


The unquiet heart : Sarah Gilchrist Mystery Series, Book 2. / Kaite Welsh.

The unquiet heart : Sarah Gilchrist Mystery Series, Book 2. / Kaite Welsh.
In this sequel to the acclaimed The Wages of Sin--and once again set in moody fin de siecle Edinburgh--Sarah Gilchrist finds herself trying to prove her fiancé's innocence in the midst of his murder trial. Edinburgh, 1893. Sarah Gilchrist has no intention of marrying her dull fiancé; Miles, the man her family hope will restore her reputation and put an end to her dreams of becoming a doctor, but when he is arrested for a murder she is sure he didn't commit, she finds herself his reluctant ally. Beneath the genteel façade of upper class Edinburgh lurks blackmail, adultery, poison, and madness, and Sarah must return to Edinburgh's slums, back alleys, and asylums as she discovers the dark past about a family where no one is what they seem, even Miles himself. It also brings her back into the orbit of her mercurial professor, Gregory Merchiston--he sees Sarah as his protege, but can he stave off his demons long enough to teach her the skills that will save her life?


Hot Mistake / Cara Lockwood.

Hot Mistake /  Cara Lockwood.
Opposites attract for one incredible night that leads to so much more, in USA Today bestselling author Cara Lockwood's latest sizzling Dare novel! Turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and starlit nights are the perfect setting for exquisite sensual pleasure...Her best friend's luxury wedding cruise is the perfect opportunity for a scorching hot encounter. But Gabriela Cruz isn't the one-night stand kind of girl--at least she didn't used to be. Plus, she's the maid of honor, and sleeping with the best man will only create drama.Notorious bad boy Sebastian Lott was her high school crush and the hottest guy in school, and Gabriela was pretty sure he didn't even know her name. But the successful lawyer is certainly noticing her now. She can't help falling for his practiced charm and the mischievous gaze that promises exquisite pleasure...One amazing night. Sebastian wasn't known for sticking around longer than that--but Gabriela didn't count on Sebastian having changed almost as much as she has. She also didn't count on him wanting more...and more...and more. And she really didn't count on falling for the one guy she should have avoided above all others!Sexy. Passionate. Bold. Discover Harlequin Dare, a new line of fun, edgy and sexually explicit romances for the fearless female.


The Warlow experiment : a novel / by Alix Nathan.

The Warlow experiment : a novel / by Alix Nathan.
An utterly transporting and original historical novel about an eighteenth-century experiment in personal isolation that yields unexpected-and deeply, shatteringly human-results. The best kind of historical fiction. Alix Nathan is an original, with a virtuoso touch. -Hilary Mantel Herbert Powyss lives in a large estate in the Welsh Marches, with enough time and income to pursue a gentleman's fashionable investigations and experiments in botany. But he longs to make his mark in the field of behavioral sciences-something consequential enough to present to the Royal Society in London. He hits on a radical experiment in isolation: For seven years a subject will inhabit three rooms in the basement of the manor house, fitted out with books, paintings, tapestries and even a chamber organ. Healthy meals will arrive thrice daily via a dumbwaiter. The solitude will be totally unrelieved by any social contact whatsoever; the subject will keep a diary of his daily thoughts and actions. The pay: fifty pounds per annum, for life. Only one man is desperate to apply for the job: John Warlow, a semi-literate laborer with a wife and six children to provide for. The experiment, a classic Enlightenment exercise gone more than a little mad, will have unforeseen consequences for all included.


The killer in the choir / Simon Brett.

The killer in the choir /  Simon Brett.


Betrayal in Berlin : the true story of the Cold War's most audacious espionage operation / Steve Vogel.

Betrayal in Berlin : the true story of the Cold War's most audacious espionage operation / Steve Vogel.
The astonishing true story of the Berlin Tunnel, one of the West's greatest espionage operations of the Cold War-and the dangerous Soviet mole who betrayed it.Its code name was Operation Gold, a wildly audacious CIA plan to construct a clandestine tunnel into East Berlin to tap into critical KGB and Soviet military telecommunication lines. The tunnel, crossing the border between the American and Soviet sectors, would have to be 1,500 feet (the length of the Empire State Building) with state-of-the-art equipment, built and operated literally under the feet of their Cold War adversaries. Success would provide the CIA and the British Secret Intelligence Service access to a vast treasure of intelligence. Exposure might spark a dangerous confrontation with the Soviets. Yet as the Allies were burrowing into the German soil, a traitor, code-named Agent Diamond by his Soviet handlers, was burrowing into the operation itself...'/ Betrayal in Berlin is Steve Vogel's heart pounding account of the operation. He vividly recreates post-war Berlin, a scarred, shadowy snake pit with thousands of spies and innumerable cover stories. It is also the most vivid account of George Blake, perhaps the most damaging mole of the Cold War. Drawing upon years of archival research, secret documents, and rare interviews with Blake himself, Vogel has crafted a true-life spy story as thrilling as the novels of John le CarrE and Len Deighton. Betrayal in Berlin includes 24 photos and two maps.


Small business tax kit for dummies / Eric Tyson.

Small business tax kit for dummies /  Eric Tyson.


Stronghold : one man's quest to save the world's wild salmon / Tucker Malarkey.

Stronghold : one man's quest to save the world's wild salmon / Tucker Malarkey.
Stronghold tells the story of Guido Rahr, a passionate and eccentric environmentalist who has single-mindedly dedicated his life to saving the environment, working to preserve the world's last pristine stronghold (habitat) for salmon in Russia's Far East--a landscape of ecological richness and diversity that is rapidly being developed for oil, gas, minerals, and timber in the Putin era. A high school drop-out and rebel more at home in the natural world among animals than among people, Rahr is a passionate fly fisher. His preternatural ability to understand the fish he was catching led him to fear for their future. What he came to understand is that the fate of the salmon is linked with the fate of humanity, as they contribute in essential ways to our own habitat. Deeply reported and beautifully written, Malarkey's book reveals the astonishing natural history of the salmon, while also providing a fascinating narrative that takes the reader to remote, inhospitable terrain and into the world of Russian oligarchs, corrupt officials, and impenetrable bureaucracies--as well as bringing us as close as possible to an extraordinary species of endangered fish. It is also a personal book in that Malarkey is Rahr's first cousin and spent her summers with him on their family's cabins in the wilds of Oregon. She has accompanied Rahr on many of his expeditions and knows this elusive, private, brilliant man as few do--


The burning white / Brent Weeks.

The burning white /  Brent Weeks.
In the stunning conclusion to the epic, New York Times bestselling Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks, kingdoms clash as Kip must finally escape his family's shadow in order to protect the land and people he loves. Gavin Guile, once the most powerful man the world had ever seen, has been laid low. He's lost his magic, and now he is on a suicide mission. Failure will condemn the woman he loves. Success will condemn his entire empire. As the White King springs his great traps and the Chromeria itself is threatened by treason and siege, Kip Guile must gather his forces, rally his allies, and scramble to return for one impossible final stand.--provided by publisher.


Baby-Led Weaning : the Essential Guide--How to Introduce Solid Foods and Help Your Baby to Grow up a Happy and Confident Eater.

Baby-Led Weaning : the Essential Guide--How to Introduce Solid Foods and Help Your Baby to Grow up a Happy and Confident Eater.
Baby-led weaning is the healthy, natural way to start your baby on solid foods--no stress, no fuss, no mush! Ten years ago, Baby-Led Weaning ended the myth that babies need to be spoon-fed purées. In fact, at about six months, most babies are ready to discover solid food for themselves. Today, baby-led weaning (BLW) is a global phenomenon--and this tenth anniversary edition of the definitive guide explains all its benefits--


10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world / Elif Shafak.

Shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize A moving novel on the power of friendship in our darkest times, from internationally renowned writer and speaker Elif Shafak. In the pulsating moments after she has been murdered and left in a dumpster outside Istanbul, Tequila Leila enters a state of heightened awareness. Her heart has stopped beating but her brain is still active-for 10 minutes 38 seconds. While the Turkish sun rises and her friends sleep soundly nearby, she remembers her life-and the lives of others, outcasts like her. Tequila Leila's memories bring us back to her childhood in the provinces, a highly oppressive milieu with religion and traditions, shaped by a polygamous family with two mothers and an increasingly authoritarian father. Escaping to Istanbul, Leila makes her way into the sordid industry of sex trafficking, finding a home in the city's historic Street of Brothels. This is a dark, violent world, but Leila is tough and open to beauty, light, and the essential bonds of friendship. In Tequila Leila's death, the secrets and wonders of modern Istanbul come to life, painted vividly by the captivating tales of how Leila came to know and be loved by her friends. As her epic journey to the afterlife comes to an end, it is her chosen family who brings her story to a buoyant and breathtaking conclusion.


Gracefully You : How to Live Your Best Life Every Day.

Gracefully You : How to Live Your Best Life Every Day.


Shylock''s Daughter : a Novel of Love in Venice.

Shylock''s Daughter : a Novel of Love in Venice.
A modern-day actress finds herself transported back in history and into the arms of a passionate young bard in Erica Jong's sensuous spin on Shakespeare's The Merchant of VeniceA glamorous Hollywood film star, Jessica Pruitt fears the best days of her career are behind her. Arriving in Italy soon after losing custody of her young daughter, she hopes to forget her woes by serving as a judge at the Venice Film Festival and immersing herself in preparations for her starring role in a new cinematic take on The Merchant of Venice. For the aging but still beautiful actress, this ancient, crumbling c.


Devotion : a memoir / Dani Shapiro.

Devotion : a memoir / Dani Shapiro.
In this spiritual detective story, Shapiro explores the varieties of experience she has pursued--from the rituals of her black hat Orthodox Jewish relatives to yoga shalas and meditation retreats--and the surprisingly joyful quest she undertook to find meaning in a constantly changing world.


The promise / Robyn Carr.

The promise /  Robyn Carr.
Come back to Thunder Point with an emotional, uplifting story in book 5 of the beloved series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr. Scott Grant has a bustling family practice in the small Oregon community of Thunder Point. The town and its people have embraced the widowed doctor and father of two, his children are thriving, and Scott knows it's time to move on from his loss. But as the town's only doctor, the dating pool is limited. That is, until a stunning physician's assistant applies for a job at his clinic. Peyton Lacoumette considers herself entirely out of the dating scene. She's already been burned by a man with kids, and she's come to Thunder Point determined not to repeat past mistakes. When Scott offers her a job, at a much lower salary than she's used to, Peyton is surprisingly eager to accept...at least for now. She's willing to stay for a three-month trial period while she explores other options. Scott and Peyton know the arrangement is temporary--it isn't enough time to build a real relationship, never mind anything with lasting commitment. But love can blossom faster than you think when the timing is right, and this short visit just might hold the promise of forever.


How to fight anti-Semitism / Bari Weiss.

How to fight anti-Semitism /  Bari Weiss.
No longer the exclusive province of the far right and far left, anti-semitism finds a home in identity politics and the reaction against identity politics, in the renewal of America first isolationism and the rise of one-world socialism. An ancient hatred increasingly allowed into modern political discussion, anti-semitism has been migrating toward the mainstream in dangerous ways, amplified by social media and a culture of conspiracy that threatens us all. This timely book is Weiss's cri de couer: an unnerving reminder that Jews must never lose their hard-won instinct for danger, and a powerful case for renewing Jewish and liberal values to guide us through this uncertain moment. Not just for the sake of America's Jews, but for the sake of America--


The best American science fiction and fantasy, 2019 / edited and with an introduction by Carmen Maria Machado ; John Joseph Adams, Series editor.

The best American science fiction and fantasy, 2019 /  edited and with an introduction by Carmen Maria Machado ; John Joseph Adams, Series editor.
The best science fiction and fantasy stories from 2018, guest-edited by National Book Award finalist Carmen Maria Machado.


Brave new medicine : a doctor's unconventional path to healing her autoimmune illness / Cynthia Li, MD.

Brave new medicine : a doctor's unconventional path to healing her autoimmune illness / Cynthia Li, MD.
Li had it all: a successful career in medicine, a loving marriage, children on the horizon. But it all came crashing down when, after developing an autoimmune thyroid condition, mysterious symptoms began consuming her body. Test after test came back within normal limits, baffling her doctors--and baffling herself. Housebound with two young children, Li began a solo odyssey from her living room couch to find a way to heal. Brave New Medicine details the physical and existential crisis that forces a young doctor to question her own medical training. She dives into the root causes of her illness, learning to unlock her body's innate intelligence and wholeness. Li relates her story with the insight of a scientist, and the humility and candor of a patient, exploring the emotional and spiritual shifts beyond the physical body. Millions of people worldwide are affected by autoimmune disease. While complex conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) are gaining attention, patients struggling with these mysterious ailments remain largely dismissed by their doctors, families, and friends. This is the harsh reality that doctor-turned-difficult patient Li faced firsthand. Drawing on cutting-edge science, ancient healing arts, and the power of intuition, this memoir offers support, validation, and a new perspective for doctors and patients alike. Through her story, you can find the wisdom and heart to start your own healing journey, too. --


Transaction man : the rise of the deal and the decline of the American dream / Nicholas Lemann.

Transaction man : the rise of the deal and the decline of the American dream / Nicholas Lemann.
A history of three economic and social thinkers and their impact on the American economy--


Stop self-sabotage : six steps to unlock your true motivation, harness your willpower, and get out of your own way / Dr. Judy Ho, PhD., ABPP.

Stop self-sabotage : six steps to unlock your true motivation, harness your willpower, and get out of your own way / Dr. Judy Ho, PhD., ABPP.


Murdered Midas : a millionaire, his gold mine, and a strange death on an island paradise / Charlotte Gray.

Murdered Midas : a millionaire, his gold mine, and a strange death on an island paradise / Charlotte Gray.
A gold mine. A millionaire. An island paradise. An unsolved murder. A missing fortune. The story of the infamous Sir Harry Oakes as only Charlotte Gray can tell it On an island paradise in 1943, Sir Harry Oakes, gold mining tycoon, philanthropist and richest man in the Empire, was murdered. The news of his death surged across the English-speaking world, from London, the Imperial centre, to the remote Canadian mining town of Kirkland Lake, in the Northern Ontario bush. The murder became celebrated as the crime of the century. The layers of mystery deepened as the involvement of Oakes' son-in-law, Count Alfred de Marigny, came quickly to be questioned, as did the odd machinations of the Governor of the Bahamas, the former King Edward VII. Despite a sensational trial, no murderer was ever convicted. Rumours were unrelenting about Oakes' missing fortune, and fascination with the Oakes story has persisted for decades. Award-winning biographer and popular historian Charlotte Gray explores, for the first time, the life of the man behind the scandal, a man who was both reviled and admired - from his early, hardscrabble days of mining exploration, to his explosion of wealth, to his grandiose gestures of philanthropy. And Gray brings fresh eyes to the bungled investigation and shocking trial in the remote colonial island streets, proposing an overlooked suspect in this long cold case. Murdered Midas is the story of the man behind the newspaper headlines, who, despite his wealth and position, was never able to have justice.


Shades of memory / Diana Pharaoh Francis.

Shades of memory /  Diana Pharaoh Francis.
Exceptional!--Jill Smith, RT Book Reviews on The Diamond City Magic seriesRiley's lost the last damned thing she's willing to lose. She's declaring war and prisoners are optional. After escaping the FBI, Riley and her family have become fugitives, and not just from the law. Every bad guy on the planet wants a piece of Riley. Gregg has been kidnapped. Worse than that, Price's newly discovered magic is dangerously out of control, and her own is trying to kill her. She has little time to worry about any of that before all hell breaks loose in Diamond City, and she finds herself smack dab in the crossfire. With the clock ticking down, Riley gathers her friends and family to execute a Hail Mary plan that will pit them against seven of the most dangerous thugs in Diamond City, a serial killer, Riley's psychopath father, and a mysterious billionaire with plans of his own. If she succeeds, she makes herself an even bigger target. If she fails, everybody she cares about dies. But the shadows hold danger even Riley will never see coming ...


Tarnished are the stars / Rosiee Thor.

Tarnished are the stars /  Rosiee Thor.
A secret beats inside Anna Thatcher's chest: An illegal clockwork heart. Anna works cog by cog -- donning the moniker Technician -- to supply black market medical technology to the sick and injured, against the Commissioner's tyrannical laws. Nathaniel Fremont, the Commissioner's son, has never had to fear the law. Determined to earn his father's respect, Nathaniel sets out to capture the Technician. But the more he learns about the outlaw, the more he questions whether his father's elusive affection is worth chasing at all. Their game of cat and mouse takes an abrupt turn when Eliza, a skilled assassin and spy, arrives. Her mission is to learn the Commissioner's secrets at any cost -- even if it means betraying her own heart. When these uneasy allies discover the most dangerous secret of all, they must work together despite their differences and put an end to a deadly epidemic -- before the Commissioner ends them first.


25 days 'til Christmas / Poppy Alexander.

25 days 'til Christmas /  Poppy Alexander.
Kate Potter used to love Christmas. A few years ago, she would have been wrapping her presents in September and baking mince pies on Halloween, counting down the days and hours to Christmas. But that was before Kate's husband left for the army and never came home. Now she can hardly stand December at all. Kate can't deny she's lonely, yet she doesn't think she's ready for romance. She knows that her son, Jack, needs a Christmas to remember--just like Kate needs a miracle to help her finally move forward with her life. So she's decided if there isn't a miracle on its way, she'll just have to make her own. As Kate's advent countdown to the best Christmas ever begins, she soon realizes that even with the best laid plans, you can't plan for the unexpected. For when the path of the loneliest woman in town crosses with that of the loneliest man, these two destined hearts might find a way to save the holiday for both of them.


Dragnet nation : a quest for privacy, security, and freedom in a world of relentless surveillance / Julia Angwin.

Dragnet nation : a quest for privacy, security, and freedom in a world of relentless surveillance / Julia Angwin.
We see online ads from websites we've visited, long after we've moved on to other interests. Our smartphones and cars transmit our location, enabling us to know what's in the neighborhood but also enabling others to track us. And the federal government, we recently learned, has been conducting a massive data-gathering surveillance operation across the Internet and on our phone lines. In Dragnet Nation, award-winning investigative journalist Julia Angwin reports from the front lines of America's surveillance economy, offering a revelatory and unsettling look at how the government, private companies, and even criminals use technology to indiscriminately sweep up vast amounts of our personal data. In a world where we can be watched in our own homes, where we can no longer keep secrets, and where we can be impersonated, financially manipulated, or even placed in a police lineup, Angwin argues that the greatest long-term danger is that we start to internalize the surveillance and censor our words and thoughts, until we lose the very freedom that makes us unique individuals. Appalled at such a prospect, Angwin conducts a series of experiments to try to protect herself, ranging from quitting Google to carrying a burner phone, showing how difficult it is for an average citizen to resist the dragnets' reach. Her book is a cautionary tale for all of us, with profound implications for our values, our society, and our very selves.--Publisher's description.~Online ads from websites you've visited ... smartphones and cars transmitting your location ... data-gathering surveillance operations across the Internet and on your phone lines. You are being watched ... Angwin offers a revelatory and unsettling look at how the government, private companies, and even criminals use technology to indiscriminately sweep up vast amounts of our personal data. She argues that the greatest long-term danger is that we start to internalize the surveillance and censor our words and thoughts, until we lose our freedom. Appalled at such a prospect, Angwin conducts a series of experiments to try to protect herself.


Fitbit for dummies / by Paul McFedries.

Fitbit for dummies /  by Paul McFedries.


Food : what the heck should I cook? / Mark Hyman, MD.

Food : what the heck should I cook? / Mark Hyman, MD.
The companion cookbook to Dr. Hyman's New York Times bestselling --Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? features more than 100 delicious and nutritious recipes for weight loss and lifelong health.


Where the sidewalk ends : the poems & drawings of Shel Silverstein.

Where the sidewalk ends : the poems & drawings of Shel Silverstein.
A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry illustrated with the author's own drawings.


In the woods / Carrie Jones and Steven E. Wedel.

In the woods /  Carrie Jones and Steven E. Wedel.
Something is in the woods. Something unexplainable. Something deadly. And Logan witnessed the attack. Hundreds of miles away, Chrystal's dad reads tabloid coverage of the grisly incident in Oklahoma, and he brings her along for the investigation. As townsfolk start disappearing and the attacks get ever closer, Logan and Chrystal will have to find out the truth about whatever is hiding in the woods-- before they become targets themselves.~Chrystal's plans for the summer are upended when she joins her journalist father in Oklahoma to investigate a grisly attack, discovering that the only witness is a surprisingly good-looking farm boy named Logan.


The memory thief / Lauren Mansy.

The memory thief /  Lauren Mansy.
When Madame threatens to put her mother up for auction, Etta Lark rejoins the rebel group she swore off years earlier.


Scary stories for young foxes / Christian McKay Heidicker with illustrations by Junyi Wu.

Scary stories for young foxes /  Christian McKay Heidicker with illustrations by Junyi Wu.
A collection of six connected stories that follows a group of fox kits as they fight to survive in an unforgiving wilderness--


The speed of falling objects / Nancy Richardson Fischer.

The speed of falling objects /  Nancy Richardson Fischer.
From the author of When Elephants Fly comes an exceptional new novel about falling down, risking everything and embracing what makes us unique. Don't miss this compulsively readable novel about the most unlikely of heroes. Danger Danny Danielle Warren is no stranger to falling. After losing an eye in a childhood accident, she had to relearn her perception of movement and space. Now Danny keeps her head down, studies hard, and works to fulfill everyone else's needs. She's certain that her mom's bitterness and her TV star father's absence are her fault. If only she were more-more athletic, charismatic, attractive-life would be perfect. When her dad calls with an offer to join him to film the next episode of his popular survivalist show, Danny jumps at the chance to prove she's not the disappointment he left behind. Being on set with the hottest teen movie idol of the moment, Gus Price, should be the cherry on top. But when their small plane crashes in the Amazon, and a terrible secret is revealed, Danny must face the truth about the parent she worships and falling for Gus, and find her own inner strength and worth to light the way home.


Star Wars : myths & fables / written by George Mann.

Star Wars : myths & fables / written by George Mann.
Star Wars: Batu In-World Fairytales Book


Samsung Galaxy S10 for dummies / by Bill Hughes.

Samsung Galaxy S10 for dummies /  by Bill Hughes.
The bestselling guide to your new Samsung This book documents all the features and capabilities of Samsung Galaxy S10 device, approaching them from the point of view of a user who is intimidated by the technology and baffled by the documentation and online support that comes with the phones. All aspects of the suite of devices are covered, from setup and configuration, to extensive use of the phone features and capabilities: texting, e-mailing, accessing the Internet, maps, navigation, camera and video, social networking, taking pictures, watching movies, downloading apps, synching with a PC, and expanding the phone's potential with new software releases. The accessible and fun writing style provides clear direction and doesn't hinder the book's important content and coverage. Readers will keep this book close by, referring to it often as they explore the features of their new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone. Navigate your phone Use mobile data technology Send and receive messages Have fun with apps If you’re baffled by the documentation and online support that comes with your phone, your solution is here!


The Thea sisters and the mystery at sea! / by Thea Stilton ; script by Franceso Savino ; translation by Nanette McGuinness ; art by Ryan Jampole.

The Thea sisters and the mystery at sea! /  by Thea Stilton ; script by Franceso Savino ; translation by Nanette McGuinness ; art by Ryan Jampole.
Discovering that the turtles on Turtle Island have gone missing, the Thea Sisters spot environment-threatening drums of a strange oil and struggle to gather help before spotting a pair of turtles entering a mysterious underground cave.


Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas demon / James Lovegrove.

Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas demon /  James Lovegrove.
The new Sherlock Holmes novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Age of Odin and Firefly - Big Damn Hero. It is Christmas 1890, and Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson are visited by a new client. Eve Allerthorpe - daughter of an eccentric Yorkshire dynasty - believes she is being haunted by a demonic Christmas spirit. Her mother had told her terrifying tales of the sinister Black Thurrick, and Eve is sure that she has seen him from her bedroom window. What is more, she has begun to receive parcels of birch twigs, Black Thurrick's calling card...


Island of Dragons : Geronimo's twelfth adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy / Geronimo Stilton ; [Illustrations by Silvia Bigolin, Ivan Bigarella, Alessandro Muscillo, and Christian Aliprandi ; translated by Julia Heim].

Island of Dragons : Geronimo's twelfth adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy / Geronimo Stilton ; [Illustrations by Silvia Bigolin, Ivan Bigarella, Alessandro Muscillo, and Christian Aliprandi ; translated by Julia Heim].
Once again Geronimo is summoned to the Kingdom of Fantasy, and this time he must rescue five princesses of The Kingdom of Lotus Flowers who have been kidnapped by a terrible witch--but first he must journey to the Island of Dragons to find the bravest, the wisest, the silliest, and wittiest, and the most sincere dragons who prophecy says will aid him in his mission.


Limited liability companies / Jennifer Reuting.

Limited liability companies /  Jennifer Reuting.
Become a savvy entrepreneur with your own LLC Limited Liability Companies For Dummies, 3rd Edition offers a clear, concise guide that explains the pros and cons of LLCs, and shares insider tips on everything from choosing your members and your company name to creating and filing your Articles of Organization and managing day-to-day operations. You'll find the most current, real-world advice on customizing an LLC for your specific business needs, creating a great operating agreement, keeping accurate records, and new information on federal regulations and fees that are applicable to LLCs, as well as a link to online tools, forms, and documents Most of the previous drawbacks to forming an LLC have all but disappeared with the IRS having loosened restrictions and individual states following suit. Because LLCs are now more flexible, they remain an attractive option for those launching a new business or reorganizing an existing business. This book shows how to form and tap into the power of an LLC: Keep up on the latest information on federal taxes, regulations, and fees Discover the advances in technology, including online tools that streamline the processes Get up-to-the minute documents and forms on new filing requirements Learn how to set-up a real estate LLC or an LLC among family members This hands-on guide addresses everything you need to know about LLCs, and will help you organize, launch, and run your business as a limited liability company just like the experts do! Limited Liability Companies For Dummies, 3rd Edition (9781119602187) was previously published as Limited Liability Companies For Dummies, 3rd Edition (9781118852989). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.


Christmas Cocoa Murder / Carlene O'Connor, Maddie Day, Alex Erickson.

Christmas Cocoa Murder /  Carlene O'Connor, Maddie Day, Alex Erickson.
CHRISTMAS COCOA MURDER by Carlene O'Connor Siobhán O'Sullivan's hopes for a quiet Irish Christmas are dashed when the local Santa turns up dead in a carnival dunk tank of hot cocoa. Now instead of hunting down holiday gifts, she's pursuing a heartless killer. Seems the dead Santa was no angel either, stealing neighborhood dogs to guide his sleigh. But was it his holiday antics-or worse-that led to his death by chocolate? CHRISTMAS COCOA AND A CORPSE by Maddie Day When local businessman Jed Greenberg is found dead with a Chocolate lab whimpering over his body, the police start sniffing around Robbie Jordan's country restaurant for answers. Was it something in Robbie's hot cocoa that killed Jed, or was it Cocoa the dog? As the suspects pile as high as her holiday tree, Robbie attempts to get to the bottom of the sickly-sweet murder . . . DEATH BY HOT COCOA by Alex Erickson A Christmas-themed escape game seems like the perfect pre-holiday treat for bookstore cafe owner Krissy Hancock and her best friend. But when the host is found dead in a pool of hot cocoa, it's up to Krissy and her team to catch the killer-or escape before getting killed.


Summer on Moonlight Bay / Hope Ramsay.

Summer on Moonlight Bay /  Hope Ramsay.
Then there was you: Angel Falls is the last place Sara Langdon wants to be. Her hometown may be charming, but it's also filled with memories of her wedding-that-never-was. Yet Sara's grandmother needs her, and joining her dad at his medical practice gives Sara time to figure out what she wants for her future. But when her first patient turns out to be Colton Walker, the man who sabotaged her wedding, Sara starts to wonder if she'll ever be able to escape her past.~Summer on Moonlight Bay: Only one thing can make veterinarian Noah Cuthbert return to Magnolia Harbor - his mother's failing health. He'll do anything to help his family, including taking a short-term gig at the local animal clinic. What he doesn't count on is getting up-close-and-personal with the clinic's new manager, a woman whose love and compassion for every stray that crosses her path has him rethinking his plans to head back to his big-city life... After her time in the Navy, Lia wants nothing more than to settle down. The quaint seaside town is exactly what she'd been hoping for, and not just because her new boss is movie-star handsome. As they grow closer, Lia starts wondering if Noah could be the one. But when a town crisis forces Noah to take a stand that jeopardizes their new-found happiness, can Lia convince him that home doesn't have to be a four-letter word?


Swamp Thing. Scott Snyder, writer ; Yanick Paquette, Marco Rudy, Francesco Francavilla [and 4 others], artists ; Nathan Fairbairn, Val Staples, Lee Loughridge [and 3 others], colorists ; Travis Lanham, John J. Hill, letterers.

Each generation, the Green selects an avatar to serve as its protector--the Swamp Thing. But Doctor Alec Holland doesn't want it. When the forces between life and death go to war, he may not have a choice. Scott Snyder's entire comics opus is collected in its entirety here! The legendary Swamp Thing has resurfaced for a new age--just as a new force threatens to rot away all life on Earth! Since the dawn of time, the planet's safety has depended on maintaining a balance of three great powers: THE GREEN, the force that unites all plant life; THE RED, the force that unites all animal life; and THE ROT, the force of death. The Rot's own avatar is growing stronger, and servants of decay gain more territory every day. If Alec doesn't return to his duties soon, there might not be any Green left to protect.--


Anya and the dragon / by Sofiya Pasternack ; interior illustrations by Celeste Knudsen.

Anya and the dragon /  by Sofiya Pasternack ; interior illustrations by Celeste Knudsen.
In an alternate ninth century, twelve-year-old Anya and a new friend face a Viking and a tsar to protect the water dragon that saved her life, putting her family's home at risk.


Thea Stilton : the Secret of the Waterfall in the Woods / Thea Stilton, Nanette McGuinness.

Thea Stilton : the Secret of the Waterfall in the Woods / Thea Stilton, Nanette McGuinness.
The Thea Sisters are five fun, lively students at Mouseford Academy on Whale Island, who want to be real, live journalists, just like their hero, Thea Stilton. Between classes, friendships, crushes, and some bizarre mysteries to solve, they find life to be a never-ending adventure!


Shadow city / Diana Pharaoh Francis.

Shadow city /  Diana Pharaoh Francis.
The world is falling apart. The magical apocalypse has come. Now is the time to guard the covenstead against both raiders and refugees. But Max has been stolen by a powerful demi-god who is determined to force her to find a way to use a magical power she never knew she had'even if it kills her. Meanwhile, back in Horngate, a Fury is birthing. When the creature breaks free of the fragile bonds that enclose her, her rage will scour the covenstead from the earth. Max finds herself in the Shadow City, a place of mysteries and magic, where she must battle for her freedom or become a slave to creatures of dreadful greed and power. Back in Horngate, Alexander must swallow his anger and pride if he hopes to defeat the Fury, a creature that no one has ever successfully fought before. In the end, it will be courage, friendship, faith and loyalty that win the day. Or else so one will live to see tomorrow.


Painless Grammar.

Painless Grammar.
Combines instruction in sentence structure with examination of amusing expressions, and gives tips on email communication, editing a school paper, and more. Bonus Online Component: includes additional games, including Beat the Clock, a line match game, and a word scramble.


George and Harold's epic comix collection / adapted by Meredith Rusu ; story by George Beard ; pictures by Harold Hutchins.

George and Harold's epic comix collection /  adapted by Meredith Rusu ; story by George Beard ; pictures by Harold Hutchins.
George Beard and Harold Hutchins are back with original new comic adventures starring the world-famous Waistband Warrior, Captain Underpants! This collection features George and Harold's hilarious comix from the first two seasons of the TV show -- over 20 comic stories total! Each epic adventure features a brand-new villain from the hit Netflix TV series.


Tangled threat / Heather Graham.

Tangled threat /  Heather Graham.
Some things you can't forget. A body hanging from the infamous History Tree unraveled their teenage love. Now Maura Antrim is again tangled up with Brock McGovern. Twelve years later, they're back where that murder occurred-where Brock had been arrested and then released, where Maura had run, too scared to stand by his side. But with two women missing, and Brock now an FBI agent, Maura is determined to help. Together, they'll have to confront a threat that never died and see if their passion has withstood the test of time.


Backwoods witchcraft : conjure & folk magic from Appalachia / Jake Richards ; foreword by Starr Casas.

Backwoods witchcraft : conjure & folk magic from Appalachia / Jake Richards ; foreword by Starr Casas.


Ghost and bone / Andrew Prentice.

Ghost and bone /  Andrew Prentice.
Twelve-year-old Oscar Grimstone is cursed with killing things at a touch, and can also transform into a ghost, but a journey to the city of ghosts may lead him to discover his true identity.


Conscious creativity : look, connect, create / Philippa Stanton.

Conscious creativity : look, connect, create / Philippa Stanton.
How often do you notice the texture of a painted wall or the scent of a friend's house and, importantly, how they make you feel? Connect your observations and your emotions and transform your creative practice with this essential toolbox packed full of exercises, tips, stunning images and personal experiences from dynamic artist Philippa Stanton. --


Cryptocurrency investing for dummies / by Kiana Danial.

Cryptocurrency investing for dummies /  by Kiana Danial.
The ultimate guide to the world of cryptocurrencies! While the cryptocurrency market is known for its volatility-and this volatility is often linked to the ever-changing regulatory environment of the industry-the entire cryptocurrency market is expected to reach a total value of $1 trillion this year. If you want to get in on the action, this book shows you how. Cryptocurrency Investing For Dummies offers trusted guidance on how to make money trading and investing in the top 200 digital currencies, no matter what the market sentiment. You'll find out how to navigate the new digital finance landscape and choose the right cryptocurrency for different situations with the help of real-world examples that show you how to maximize your cryptocurrency wallet. -Understand how the cryptocurrency market works -Find best practices for choosing the right cryptocurrency -Explore new financial opportunities -Choose the right platforms to make the best investments This book explores the hot topics and market moving events affecting cryptocurrency prices and shows you how to develop the smartest investment strategies based on your unique risk tolerance.


Maybe he just likes you / by Barbara Dee.

Maybe he just likes you /  by Barbara Dee.
When boys in her class start touching seventh-grader Mila and making her feel uncomfortable, she does not want to tell her friends or mother until she reaches her breaking point.


The best at it / Maulik Pancholy.

The best at it /  Maulik Pancholy.
Twelve-year-old Rahul Kapoor, an Indian-American boy growing up in small-town Indiana, struggles to come to terms with his identity, including that he may be gay.


Whisper of shadows / by Diana Pharaoh Francis.

Whisper of shadows /  by Diana Pharaoh Francis.


The warning / James Patterson and Robison Wells.

The warning /  James Patterson and Robison Wells.
Two roads lead to Mount Hope. None leads out. There's no place to run in a community that's been taken--and is being intentionally kept--off the grid. A small southern town was evacuated after a freak power-plant accident. As the first anniversary of the mishap approaches, some residents are allowed to return past the national guard roadblocks. Mount Hope natives Maggie and Jordan quickly discover that their hometown is not as it was before. Downed cellular networks fail to resume service. Animals savagely attack humans. And the damaged power plant, where Jordan's father is an engineer, is under military lockdown. As friends and family morph into terrifying strangers, Maggie and Jordan increasingly turn to each other. Their determination to discover who--or what--has taken control of Mount Hope soon has them in the cross-hairs of a presence more sinister than any they could have imagined.--Publisher's description.


Blood winter / Diana Pharaoh Francis.

Blood winter /  Diana Pharaoh Francis.
NEW GAME. SAME RULES. SHE FIGHTS. THEY DIE. Max always does her job, no matter how brutal and bloody. That's how it's been ever since she was enslaved by a witch, turned into a supernatural warrior, and assigned to protect the coven of Horngate. But her job just got harder. ... Waves of wild magic have returned much of the world to a time when fairy tales were real and danger now lurks behind every tree and bush. As winter descends and food, heat, and water are harder to come by, many have turned to Benjamin Sterling for protection. Leader of the Earth's Last Stand cult, Sterling claims to be the Hand of God, but his power and charisma secretly come from a dark and terrible source. With devout followers eager to do his sadistic bidding, he has his eyes on Horngate and its magical inhabitants. To save those she loves, Max will knowingly walk into a trap. But when the cult strips Max's soul bare for all to see, will even Alexander'her lover and her strength'remain' And if she were to lose him, what does it matter if she gains the whole world. ...


Spies : the secret showdown between America and Russia / Marc Favreau.

Spies : the secret showdown between America and Russia / Marc Favreau.
An account of the Cold War spies whose survival depended on carefully orchestrated deceptions as they fought in the shadows to help avert global nuclear war and, in so doing, changed the global landscape in ways that are still felt today--


The lost causes of Bleak Creek : a novel / Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal with Lance Rubin.

The lost causes of Bleak Creek : a novel / Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal with Lance Rubin.
It's 1992 in Bleak Creek, North Carolina, a sleepy little place with all the trappings of an ordinary Southern town: two Baptist churches, friendly smiles coupled with silent judgments, and an unquenchable appetite for pork products. Beneath the town's cheerful faade, however, Bleak Creek teens live in constant fear of being sent to The Whitewood School, a local reformatory with a record of putting unruly teens back on the straight and narrow--a record so impeccable that almost everyone is willing to ignore the mysterious deaths that have occurred there over the past decade. At first, high school freshmen Rex McClendon and Leif Nelson believe what they've been told: that the students' strange demises were all just tragic accidents, the unfortunate consequence of succumbing to vices like Dungeons & Dragons and Nirvana. But when the shoot for their low-budget horror masterpiece, PolterDog, goes horribly awry--and their best friend, Alicia Boykins, is sent to Whitewood as punishment--Rex and Leif are forced to piece together the unsettling truth of the school and its mysterious founder, Wayne Whitewood. What the boys find--with recent NYU film school student Janine Blitstein and her cousin Donna (a former Whitewood student with secrets of her own) at their side--will leave them battling an evil beyond their wildest teenage imaginations, one that will shake Bleak Creek to its core--


The forgotten child / D.E. White.

The forgotten child /  D.E. White.
Eleven years ago, Holly's brother disappeared and his girlfriend was killed. Holly has tried her best to forget the traumatic events of her past, turning her back on her crime boss father and making a new life for herself and her son away from the notorious Seaview Estate. But when she's involved in a car accident and regains consciousness to find a strange child on the backseat, she's drawn back into everything she's been trying to escape from. Who is the child and where did he come from? Already struggling to deal with her volatile ex-husband, Holly now finds herself haunted by long-buried secrets too. She has spent years trying to get away from the estate, but someone will stop at nothing to get her to return. As events that began eleven years ago come to a head, Holly is forced once again to fight for her life... and her son's. Perfect for fans of Mel Sherratt, Jessie Keane and Martina Cole, The Forgotten Child will have you on the edge of your seat until the very last page!


Resistance (at all costs) : how Trump haters are breaking America / Kimberley Strassel.

Resistance (at all costs) : how Trump haters are breaking America / Kimberley Strassel.
Among the most consistent and aggressive criticisms of Donald Trump is that he is a threat to American democracy -- a human wrecking ball demolishing our most basic values and institutions. Resistance (At All Costs) makes the opposite case -- that it is Trump's critics, in their zeal to oppose the president, who are undermining our foundations... [This book] shows that the reaction to Trump will prove far more consequential and damaging to our nation long-term than Trump's time in office.--Dust jacket flap.


Two and twenty dark tales : dark retellings of Mother Goose rhymes / by Nina Berry [and others] ; foreword by Francisco X. Stork ; [edited by Georgia McBride and Michelle Zink].

Two and twenty dark tales : dark retellings of Mother Goose rhymes / by Nina Berry [and others] ; foreword by Francisco X. Stork ; [edited by Georgia McBride and Michelle Zink].
In this anthology, 20 authors explore the dark and hidden meanings behind some of the most beloved Mother Goose nursery rhymes through short story retellings. The dark twists on classic tales range from exploring whether Jack truly fell or if Jill pushed him instead to why Humpty Dumpty, fragile and alone, sat atop so high of a wall. The authors include Nina Berry, Sarwat Chadda, Leigh Fallon, Gretchen McNeil, and Suzanne Young.


Dr. STONE. story by Riichiro Inagaki ; art by Boichi.

One fateful day, all of humanity was petrified by a blinding flash of light. After several millennia, high schooler Taiju awakens and finds himself lost in a world of statues. However, he's not alone! His science-loving friend Senku's been up and running for a few months and he's got a grand plan in mind--to kickstart civilization with the power of science!Rated: T


Guns down : how to defeat the NRA and build a safer future with fewer guns / Igor Volsky.

Guns down : how to defeat the NRA and build a safer future with fewer guns / Igor Volsky.


Dragon Ball super. story by Akira Toriyama ; art by Toyotarou ; translation, Toshikazu Aizawa, Christine Dashiell, and Caleb Cook ; lettering, Paolo Gattone and Chiara Antonell ; touch-up art, James Gaubatz.

Ever since Goku became Earth's greatest hero and gathered the seven Dragon Balls to defeat the evil Boo, his life on Earth has grown a little dull. But new threats loom overhead, and Goku and his friends will have to defend the planet once again in this continuation of Akira Toriyama's best-selling series, Dragon Ball!... The battle for the fate of the parallel world rages on! With Vegeta injured and his fusion with Goku failed, Goku must face off against God Zamas alone. But this enemy is unrelenting and powerful, and seems to be too strong--even for Goku! Will Goku and his friends be able to put a stop to this evil god once and for all?!--Provided by publisher.


The American dream? : a journey on Route 66 discovering dinosaur statues, muffler men, and the perfect breakfast burrito / by Shing Yin Khor.

The American dream? : a journey on Route 66 discovering dinosaur statues, muffler men, and the perfect breakfast burrito / by Shing Yin Khor.
An illustrated comic travelogue about an American immigrant driving alone through all that's left of The Mother Road, Route 66--


Our year in love and parties / Karen Hattrup.

Our year in love and parties /  Karen Hattrup.
Tucker Campanelli knows that relationships take work, but some are easier than others. When Erika Green comes back into his life, stirring up old feelings, a small part of him knows he shouldn't get too attached during senior year. Erika who, from before the video, liked to shock people with her words and bright-pink hair. Lately she's been holing herself up in small, liberal college life and hoping that the past will stay where it belongs. But with Tucker, she doesn't have to pretend to be okay. -- adapted from jacket


Angel in a devil's arms / Julie Anne Long.

Angel in a devil's arms /  Julie Anne Long.
He has devil's blood in his veins. At least, that's always been the legend. How else could the Duke of Brexford's notorious bastard son return from the dead? The brutal decade since Lucien Durand, Lord Bolt, allegedly drowned in the Thames forged him into a man who always gets what--and who--he wants. And what he wants is vengeance for his stolen birthright . . . and one wild night in Angelique Breedlove's bed.


Dr. Stone. Riichiro Inagaki ; art, Boichi ; translation, Caleb Cook ; touch-up & lettering/Stephen Dutro.

Senku's father, the astronaut Byakuya, returned to Earth shortly after humanity turned to stone. What did he leave behind for his son to discover thousands of years later? In the meantime, Senku and the villagers have to contend with attackers from the Tsukasa Empire. The dire situation calls for drastic measures, so they start work on their strongest weapon yet...Rated: T


Remember me / Chelsea Bobulski.

Remember me /  Chelsea Bobulski.
Nell Martin is moving again, this time to the Winslow Grand Hotel, built in 1878. As Nell is settling in, strange things begin to happen. Doors lock of their own accord, writing appears on bathroom walls-- and most horrifying of all-- visions of a dead boy permeate her waking life. Thinking it was her mind playing tricks on her, she soon finds the past and the present colliding as she learns horrific details of a murder that happened at the hotel in 1907 involving a girl named Lea.


Daring proposal / Jeanne St. James.

Daring proposal /  Jeanne St. James.
Never in her life has she been so bold to propose something so daring... Since losing her husband years ago in a tragic accident, Eve Sanders hasn't dated. Her husband's death proved life is short, so why waste time denying her unfulfilled desires. Eve desires two men, but not just any two. Both happen to be former Super Bowl champions and best friends. When both men participate in a Celebrity Date Night charity event, Eve's determined to not only be the winning bidder for the retired NFL quarterback Lawrence Long Arm Landis, but also Cole Dixon, his former Boston Bulldog's teammate. However, Ren not only has a problem with another man dating the same woman, but he definitely isn't planning on sharing her in the same bed. Even if it's with his best friend. Openly bi-sexual, Cole is sexually attracted to Ren and has secretly wanted him for years. He's never acted upon it, assuming Ren wouldn't want to be with another man. Eve's daring proposal gives Cole hope his dream with Ren will come true. Being with two men is one of Eve's fantasies, but never in her life has she been so bold. Not only is she nervous about proposing something so daring to the two men, but will both be willing? Note: This book in the series can be read as stand-alone. It includes an HEA ending. It is intended for audiences over 18 years of age since it includes MMF scenes between all three characters.


DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE.



Serendipity's footsteps / Suzanne Nelson.

Serendipity's footsteps /  Suzanne Nelson.
One special pair of shoes, crafted in Germany just before the Nazis came to power, makes its way through time and around the world to connect a string of owners--


In the hall with the knife / by Diana Peterfreund.

In the hall with the knife /  by Diana Peterfreund.
When a storm strikes at Blackbrook Academy, an elite prep school nestled in the woods of Maine, a motley crew of students--including Beth 'Peacock' Picach, Orchid McKee, Vaughn Green, Sam 'Mustard' Maestor, Finn Plum, and Scarlet Mistry--are left stranded on campus with their headmaster. Hours later, her body is found hanging in the conservatory and it's very clear her death was no suicide. With this group of students who are all hiding something, nothing is as it seems, and everyone has a motive for murder--


The starlight claim / Tim Wynne-Jones.

The starlight claim /  Tim Wynne-Jones.
Four months after his best friend, Dodge, disappeared near their families' camp in a boat accident, Nate is still haunted by nightmares. He'd been planning to make the treacherous trek to the remote campsite with a friend--his first time in winter without his survival-savvy father. But when his friend gets grounded, Nate secretly decides to brave the trip solo in a journey that's half pilgrimage, half desperate hope he will find his missing friend when no one else could. What he doesn't expect to find is the door to the cabin flung open and the camp occupied by strangers: three men he's horrified to realize have escaped from a maximum-security prison. Snowed in by a blizzard and with no cell signal, Nate is confronted with troubling memories of Dodge and a stunning family secret, and realizes that his survival now depends on his wits as much as his wilderness skills. As things spiral out of control, Nate finds himself dealing with questions even bigger than who gets to leave the camp alive.~After losing his best friend in a boating accident, Nate decides to go on a journey by himself to his family's remote cabin, but when he finds the cabin occupied by escaped inmates, he must depend on his skills to survive.


Christmas in Silver Springs / Brenda Novak.

Christmas in Silver Springs /  Brenda Novak.
When Harper Devlin's rock star husband leaves her, she takes her two daughters to Silver Springs hoping that her family can heal their broken heart. She finds unexpected comfort after meeting ex-con Tobias Richardson and learning about his own tragic past.


The Cage / Sender, Ruth Minsky.

The Cage /  Sender, Ruth Minsky.
As long as there is life, there is hope After Mama is taken away by the Nazis, Riva and her younger brothers cling to their mothere's brave words to help them endure life in the Lodz ghetto. Then the family is rounded up, deported to Auschwitz, and separated. Now Riva is alone. At Auschwitz, and later in the work camps at Mittlesteine and Grafenort, Riva vows to live, and to hope - for Mama, for her brothers, for the millions of other victims of the nightmare of the Holocaust. And through determination and courage, and unexpected small acts of kindness, she does live - to write the unforgettable memoir that is a testament to the strength of the human spirit.


Gravemaidens / Kelly Coon.

Gravemaidens /  Kelly Coon.
Sixteen-year-old Kammani, apprentice to her father, a healer, must try to heal the Lugal on her own in order to save her sister from the honor of a death sentence.


Eat joy : stories & comfort food from 31 celebrated writers / edited by Natalie Eve Garrett ; with illustrations by Meryl Rowin.

Eat joy : stories & comfort food from 31 celebrated writers / edited by Natalie Eve Garrett ; with illustrations by Meryl Rowin.


Vicksburg : Grant's Campaign That Broke the Confederacy.

Vicksburg : Grant's Campaign That Broke the Confederacy.


N is for our nation's capital : a Washington, DC alphabet / written by Marie and Roland Smith and illustrated by Barbara Leonard Gibson.

N is for our nation's capital : a Washington, DC alphabet / written by Marie and Roland Smith and illustrated by Barbara Leonard Gibson.
An A-Z pictorial for children all about our nation's capital including, famous people, geography, history, and symbols. Topics are introduced with poems accompanied by expository text to provide detailed information.


Introducing Aunt Dimity, paranormal detective / Nancy Atherton.

Introducing Aunt Dimity, paranormal detective /  Nancy Atherton.
In Aunt Dimity's Death, Aunt Dimity's American niece, Lori Shepherd, had long thought her mother's childhood tales of Aunt Dimity were merely comforting bedtime stories. But when a pair of lawyers informs her that her mysterious aunt has just died and made the down-on-her-luck Lori a rich woman, she finds a reason to believe. Aunt Dimity and the Duke finds the benevolent spirit helping Emma Porter -- forty, fat, and frumpy -- tame a Duke's overgrown garden and discover romance along the way.


A lady's guide to a gentleman's heart / Christi Caldwell.

A lady's guide to a gentleman's heart /  Christi Caldwell.
Honor demands he give her up: Heath Whitworth, Marquess of Mulgrave and heir to a dukedom, is honorable to his handsome bones. When his mother insists he spend the holidays dancing attendance on Lady Emilia Aberdeen, he has no choice but to do the gentlemanly thing. For years, Heath has harbored feelings for the lady, but he knows exactly why his best friend jilted Emilia years ago, and that secret makes a happily ever after for Heath and Emilia an impossibility. Love demands she follow her heart: Heartbroken after the man she loved ended their betrothal, Lady Emilia Aberdeen, is quite content to live a spinster's life penning an anonymous column that offers guidance to young ladies. Except, the more she is thrown into Lord Mulgrave's company, the more she sees that the proper, always-aloof gentleman is also charming, clever, and inconveniently attractive. Emilia discovers maybe it is possible to love again but with secrets between them, Heath will face his greatest challenge yet: loving Emilia Aberdeen or letting her go.


A look at Renaissance art / written by J. Jean Robertson.

A look at Renaissance art /  written by J. Jean Robertson.
This book provides an overview of art during the Renaissance, and helps them to be able to understand events, procedures, ideas, or concepts within a historical context.


Taming my Whiskey / Melissa Foster.

Taming my Whiskey /  Melissa Foster.
Buckle up for a wild ride as Dixie Whiskey finds forever love in TAMING MY WHISKEY, a funny, sexy, and emotionally riveting standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. The perfect love story for those who enjoy fiercely loyal and insanely sexy alpha heroes, smart, sassy heroines, strong family bonds, bikers, babies, and more! Being the princess of the Dark Knights motorcycle club doesn't come with a white knight or a fairy-tale castle, and that's okay, because Dixie Whiskey has never needed a man to slay her dragons or make her whole. Even so, after watching each of her brothers fall in love, she'd sure like a shot at her own happily ever after. But with the Dark Knights watching over her and the only man she's ever wanted out of reach, she's not holding her breath. As the launch of Silver-Stone Cycles' biggest line approaches, Jace Stone is left needing a favor from the one woman who holds the power to take him to his knees. He knows when it comes to sinfully gorgeous and sharp-tongued Dixie Whiskey, he must stay on his toes and keep his walls firmly in place. But Jace needs her for his business--and Jace Stone always gets what he wants. When the tall, gruff, and darkly handsome biker presents an opportunity that any other woman might see as the chance of a lifetime, Dixie turns him down flat. But Jace is determined, and he pulls out all the stops--sending Dixie's overprotective brothers up in arms. Rebellious Dixie takes a stand--going after the freedom, and the man, she's always wanted. One scorching kiss leads to an undeniable connection, but Jace isn't looking to be tied down, and Dixie refuses to play second fiddle. Can two untamable hearts find forever love in each other's arms?


Voyages in the underworld of Orpheus Black / Marcus Sedgwick, Julian Sedgwick ; illustrated by Alexis Deacon.

Voyages in the underworld of Orpheus Black /  Marcus Sedgwick, Julian Sedgwick ; illustrated by Alexis Deacon.
Harry Black, a conscientious objector, artist, and firefighter battling the blazes of German bombing in London in 1944, wakes in the hospital to news that his soldier brother, Ellis, has been killed. In the delirium of his wounded state, Harry's mind begins to blur the distinctions between the reality of war-torn London, the fiction of his unpublished sci-fi novel, and the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Driven by visions of Ellis still alive and a sense of poetic inevitability, Harry sets off on a search for his brother that will lead him deep into the city's Underworld --


Boruto. Naruto next generations / Ukyo Kodachi.

Boruto and his teams' mission to rescue Konohamaru gets complicated when Ao shows up. Ao may be old, but he has experience and powerful ninja tools at his disposal. But what is this mysterious vessel that Ao, and the organization known as Kara, are after? And how is it connected to Boruto? Rated: T


A tale Magnolious / Suzanne Nelson.

A tale Magnolious /  Suzanne Nelson.
With a touch of magic and a harvest of hope, a young orphan and her exceptional elephant set out to change the destiny of a dying town, devastated by a decade of dust storms, proving that from the smallest seeds grow the greatest friendships.


Dumpty : the age of Trump in verse / John Lithgow.

Dumpty : the age of Trump in verse / John Lithgow.
Award-winning actor and bestselling author John Lithgow wields a whip-smart, satirical pen in this poetic diatribe chronicling the last few abysmal years in politics. With lacerating wit, he takes readers verse by verse through the history of Donald Trump's presidency, lampooning the likes of Betsy DeVos, Anthony Scaramucci, Scott Pruitt, Paul Manafort, Trump's doctors, and many others. Illustrated from cover to cover with Lithgow's never-before-seen line drawings, the poems collected in Dumpty draw inspiration from A. A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Mother Goose, and many more. A YUGE feat of laugh-out-loud lyrical storytelling, this hilarious and timely volume is bound to bring joy to poetry lovers, political junkies, and Lithgow fans--


The curse of Camp Cold Lake / R.L. Stine.

The curse of Camp Cold Lake /  R.L. Stine.
Sarah hates Camp Cold Lake; the lake is gross and slimy. Down by the lake someone with a see-through body is watching her.


Horseback riding : a step-by-step guide to the secrets of horseback riding / written by Caroline Stamps.

Horseback riding : a step-by-step guide to the secrets of horseback riding / written by Caroline Stamps.
This book is full of engaging graphics and newly commissioned step-by-step photographs. Horseback Riding features information on all areas of riding, from getting ready to ride and proper attire, to show competitions, including dressage, cross country jumping, and Western riding.


The Dark Lord Clementine / Sarah Jean Horwitz.

The Dark Lord Clementine /  Sarah Jean Horwitz.
The new face of big evil is a little . . . small. Dastardly deeds aren't exactly the first things that come to mind when one hears the name Clementine, but as the sole heir of the infamous Dark Lord Elithor, twelve-year-old Clementine Morcerous has been groomed since birth to be the best (worst?) Evil Overlord she can be. But everything changes the day her father is cursed by a mysterious rival. Now, Clementine must not only search for a way to break the curse, but also take on the full responsibilities of the Dark Lord. But when it's time for her to perform dastardly deeds against the townspeople--including her brand-new friends--she begins to question her father's code of good and evil. What if the Dark Lord Clementine doesn't want to be a dark lord after all?


The Christmas promise : your perfect festive treat! / Sue Moorcroft.

The Christmas promise : your perfect festive treat! / Sue Moorcroft.


The last treasure / Janet S. Anderson.

The last treasure /  Janet S. Anderson.
Thirteen-year-old Ellsworth leaves his father to visit the relatives he has never met and eventually joins forces with Jess, his distant cousin, to uncover family secrets and search for their ancestor's hidden treasure.


A Texas Christmas / Jodi Thomas [and others].

A Texas Christmas /  Jodi Thomas [and others].
A collection of sizzling holiday romances center around a small Texas town where, during a blizzard, four ladies, in desperate need of saving, meet four rough-and-tumble cowboys who aim to please.


Red ledger.

Red ledger.
On the heels of the enemy....They say Paris is for lovers. If only this trip across the ocean could be that simple. We should be wasting time in cafes and dreaming about our future--the one I'm determined to fight for, the one Isabel truly deserves. Instead, we're here on the heels of the enemy.Focused on a bigger prize, the secret society that's been hunting us is now being hunted. They just don't know it yet. We're so close I can taste it. So close I can feel my grip tightening around them. Each day we know more. Every revelation unmasks a new player.Thanks to old alliances, we're that much closer to crippling their plans. Just when we're closing in for the kill, we're stopped dead in our tracks. And the only path forward will tear our worlds apart.


The visible filth / Nathan Ballingrud.

The visible filth /  Nathan Ballingrud.
Elegant and troublingly, wonderfully disturbing.--Victor LaValle, award-winning author of The Changeling This gripping novella of terror by Shirley Jackson Award-winning author Nathan Ballingrud is the basis for the film Wounds starring Dakota Johnson, Armie Hammer, and Zazie Beetz! An eerie dread descends upon a New Orleans dive bartender after a cell phone is left behind in a rollicking bar fight in the novella The Visible Filth, which has been adapted for film by director Babak Anvari-premiering at the Sundance film festival!-and starring Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson, and Zazie Beetz. Wounds will release on April 12th, 2019.


Keep it moving : lessons for the rest of your life / Twyla Tharp.

Keep it moving : lessons for the rest of your life / Twyla Tharp.
One of the world's leading artists-a living legend-and bestselling author of The Creative Habit shares her secrets for harnessing vitality and finding purpose as you age. From insight to action, Keep It Moving is a guidebook for expanding one's possibilities over the course of a lifetime--


Invisible as air : a novel / Zoe Fishman.

Invisible as air : a novel / Zoe Fishman.
For three years Sylvie Snow has repressed her grief about the heartbreaking stillbirth of her newborn daughter, Delilah. On the morning of the anniversary of her death, when she just can't face doing one more thing, she takes one-- just one-- of her husband's discarded pain pills. And suddenly she feels patient, kinder, and miraculously relaxed. She tells herself that the pills are temporary. But days turn into weeks, and Sylvie slips slowly into a nightmare. At first husband Paul is completely unaware. As their son's Bar Mitzvah nears, all three of them must face the void within themselves, both alone and together. -- adapted from back cover~Sylvie Snow knows the pressures of expectations: a woman is supposed to work hard, but never be tired; age gracefully, but always be beautiful; fix the family problems, but always be carefree. Sylvie does the grocery shopping, the laundry, the scheduling, the schlepping and the PTA-ing, while planning her son's Bar Mitzvah and cheerfully tending her husband, Paul, who's been lying on the sofa with a broken ankle. She's also secretly addicted to the Oxycontin intended for her husband. For three years, Sylvie has repressed her grief about the heartbreaking stillbirth of her newborn daughter, Delilah. On the morning of the anniversary of her death, when she just can't face doing one...more...thing: she takes one--just one--of her husband's discarded pain pills. And suddenly she feels patient, kinder, and miraculously relaxed. She tells herself that the pills are temporary, just a gift, and that when the supply runs out she'll go back to her regularly scheduled programming. But days turn into weeks, and Sylvie slips slowly into a nightmare. At first, Paul and Teddy are completely unaware, but this changes quickly as her desperate choices reveal her desperate state. As the Bar Mitzvah nears, all three of them must face the void within themselves, both alone and together.


Prayer for the dead : an inspector mclean novel / James Oswald.

Prayer for the dead : an inspector mclean novel / James Oswald.
Detective Inspector Tony McLean is on the case when the search for a missing journalist uncovers the scene of a carefully staged murder. In a sealed chamber, deep in the heart of Gilmerton Cove, a mysterious network of caves and passages sprawling beneath Edinburgh, the body is discovered in a seemingly macabre ritual of purification. But McLean knew the dead man and can't shake off the suspicion that there is far more to this case than meets the eye. For one thing, the baffling lack of forensics at the crime scene seems impossible. But that's just the first in a series of revelations about this case that seems beyond belief. Teamed with the most unlikely and unwelcome of allies, McLean must track down a killer--driven by the darkest compulsions and who will answer only to a higher power--until it's his own blood on the altar. Shocking and suspenseful, Prayer for the Dead, the fifth installment in James Oswald's internationally bestselling series, plunges readers into the bone-chilling darkness of an underground world filled with ancient secrets.


E is for evergreen : a Washington alphabet / written by Marie Smith and Roland Smith ; illustrated by Linda Holt Ayriss.

E is for evergreen : a Washington alphabet / written by Marie Smith and Roland Smith ; illustrated by Linda Holt Ayriss.
Brief rhymes for each letter of the alphabet, accompanied by longer explanatory text, present features of Washington State.


Stuff you need to know : a guide for young adults with autism / Patricia Weaver.

Stuff you need to know : a guide for young adults with autism / Patricia Weaver.
This innovative workbook will help give lower-functioning adults with autism the knowledge they need to live safe, happy, and independent lives. Stuff You Need to Know is a guide to help young adults with autism learn the most basic skills to achieve independence. Finding suitable materials for adults with autism can be difficult. Most books are written for a younger age group, and those written for older individuals often contain too much text—which can be visual overload. This resource is created and designed for lower-functioning adults, written by a mom and proven to have helped hundreds of young adults even before publication. This guide helps teach the basics of: Healthy habits Good hygiene Technology Cooking Emergencies Time and money And much, much more!


Sharpest sting / Jennifer Estep.

Sharpest sting /  Jennifer Estep.
The truth won't set me free--but it will probably get me killed ...As Gin Blanco, aka the assassin the Spider, I'm used to having a target on my back. But ever since I started investigating the secret society known as the Circle, that target seems bigger than ever.Still, I'm trying to relax and enjoy the events leading up to my friends' wedding when I learn that an old enemy has returned to Ashland. And that's the just beginning of my latest nightmare. Soon, I have Circle goons watching my every move, but I have no choice but to continue searching for a key piece of evidence against the evil group.The deeper I dig, the more horrifying secrets I uncover, and the more dangerous things become for me and my friends. Just when I think I finally have a handle on things, a shocking revelation shatters my heart and leaves me with an ugly realization--that betrayal is the sharpest sting of all ...


The pragmatic programmer : from journeyman to master / Andrew Hunt, David Thomas.

The pragmatic programmer : from journeyman to master / Andrew Hunt, David Thomas.
What others in the trenches say about The Pragmatic Programmer ... & ldquo;The cool thing about this book is that it & rsquo;s great for keeping the programming process fresh. The book helps you to continue to grow and clearly comes from people who have been there. & rdquo; & mdash; Kent Beck, author of Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change & ldquo;I found this book to be a great mix of solid advice and wonderful analogies! & rdquo; & mdash; Martin Fowler, author of Refactoring and UML Distilled & ldquo;I would buy a copy, read it twice, then tell all my colleagues to run out and grab a copy. This is a book I would never loan because I would worry about it being lost. & rdquo; & mdash; Kevin Ruland, Management Science, MSG-Logistics & ldquo;The wisdom and practical experience of the authors is obvious. The topics presented are relevant and useful ... By far its greatest strength for me has been the outstanding analogies & mdash;tracer bullets, broken windows, and the fabulous helicopter-based explanation of the need for orthogonality, especially in a crisis situation. I have little doubt that this book will eventually become an excellent source of useful information for journeymen programmers and expert mentors alike. & rdquo; & mdash; John Lakos, author of Large-Scale C++ Software Design & ldquo;This is the sort of book I will buy a dozen copies of when it comes out so I can give it to my clients. & rdquo; & mdash; Eric Vought, Software Engineer & ldquo;Most modern books on software development fail to cover the basics of what makes a great software developer, instead spending their time on syntax or technology where in reality the greatest leverage possible for any software team is in having talented developers who really know their craft well. An excellent book. & rdquo; & mdash; Pete McBreen, Independent Consultant & ldquo;Since reading this book, I have implemented many of the practical suggestions and tips it contains. Across the board, they have saved my company time and money while helping me get my job done quicker! This should be a desktop reference for everyone who works with code for a living. & rdquo; & mdash; Jared Richardson, Senior Software Developer, iRenaissance, Inc. & ldquo;I would like to see this issued to every new employee at my company ... & rdquo; & mdash; Chris Cleeland, Senior Software Engineer, Object Computing, Inc. & ldquo;If I & rsquo;m putting together a project, it & rsquo;s the authors of this book that I want. ... And failing that I & rsquo;d settle for people who & rsquo;ve read their book. & rdquo; & mdash; Ward Cunningham Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process--taking a requirement and producing working, maintainable code that delights its users. It covers topics ranging from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you'll learn how to Fight software rot; Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge; Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code; Avoid programming by coincidence; Bullet-proof your code with contracts, assertions, and exceptions; Capture real requirements; Test ruthlessly and effectively; Delight your users; Build teams of pragmatic programmers; and Make your developments more precise with automation. Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with entertaining anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, The Pragmatic Programmer illustrates the best practices and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you're a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you'll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You'll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career. You'll become a Pragmatic Programmer.


Z is for zookeeper : a zoo alphabet / written by Marie & Roland Smith and illustrated by Henry Cole.

Z is for zookeeper : a zoo alphabet / written by Marie & Roland Smith and illustrated by Henry Cole.
The polar bears are splashing in their pool. The monkeys are having the time of their lives in the trees. The lion peacefully observes his surroundings. The zoo is a great place to see animals from all over the world in one place. But who takes care of them and their home the zoo? The zookeeper. In Z is for Zookeeper: A Zoo Alphabet children will learn that he's probably the busiest person there. And if you don't see the zookeepers, rest assured they're doing their job and doing it well. After all, someone has to feed, clean, nurse and clean up after this diverse adopted family. Who better to write an exploration into this trade than a zookeeper and his wife?


Bareback riding / by John Hamilton ; photos by John Hamilton.

Bareback riding /  by John Hamilton ; photos by John Hamilton.


The Zeppelin deception : a Stoker & Holmes novel / Colleen Gleason.

Sherlock's niece and Bram's sister in their fifth and final adventure Gleason has vamped up the familiar world of Holmes and Watson...to paranormally exhilarating effect! -The New York Times It's a cold, blustery day in January of 1890 when Mina Holmes receives an invitation to Evaline Stoker's wedding. The two young women--partners and occasionally friends--haven't spoken for nearly two months, since the events at the Carnelian Crow. Shocked, Mina is still looking at the invitation when constables from Scotland Yard begin pounding on her front door. They've arrived to arrest her for the murder of a man she's never even heard of. Meanwhile, Evaline has her hands full with wedding plans (boring) and an overbearing sister who wants to manage her every move--including a dizzying array of social activities. In the midst of all this, she receives an invitation to visit Lady Isabella Cosgrove-Pitt, a most villainous woman. With Pix in jail, Mina being hunted by Scotland Yard, and Evaline dining with the murderous Lady Isabella what more can possibly go wrong? Plenty. And when the mysterious black zeppelin appears once again in the night sky, things are about to get even more dangerous than ever for Miss Stoker and Miss Holmes.


Deceiving the sky : inside Communist China's drive for global supremacy / by Bill Gertz.

Deceiving the sky : inside Communist China's drive for global supremacy / by Bill Gertz.
The United States' approach to China since the Communist regime in Beijing began the period of reform in the 1980s was based on a promise that trade and engagement with America would result in a peaceful, democratic state. Forty years later the hope of producing a benign People's Republic of China failed. The Communist Party of China deceived the West into believing that its system and the Party-ruled People's Liberation Army posed no threat. These misguided policies produced the emergence of a 21st Century Evil Empire more dangerous than a Cold War version in the Soviet Union. Successive American presidential administrations fooled by ill-advised pro-China policymakers, intelligence analysts and business leaders facilitated the rise not of a peaceful China but a threatening and expansionist nuclear-armed communist dictatorship focused on a single objective: Weakening and destroying the United States. Defeating the United States is the first step for China's rulers in achieving global supremacy under a new world order based on an ideology of Communism with Chinese characteristics. The process included technology theft of American companies that took place on a massive scale through cyber theft and unfair trade practices. The losses supported the largest and most significant buildup of the Chinese military that threatens American and allied interests around the world. The military threat is only half the danger as China aggressively pursues regional and international control using non-military force, including economic, cyber and space warfare and large-scale influence operations. Deceiving the Sky details the failure to understand the nature and activities of the dangers posed by China and what the United States can do in taking steps to counter the threats--


Dr. STONE. Story by Riichiro Inagaki ; art, Boich ; translation, Caleb Cook.

Senku and friends continue their quest to procure a sulfa drug panacea for Ruri, the village shamaness who is gravely ill! The toughest ingredient to obtain is sulfuric acid, the search for which will lead them on a death-defying journey! Meanwhile, the Grand Bout Martial Arts Tournament approaches, with the chief's throne offered as a prize to the winner! Rated: T


SCUM manifesto / Valerie Solanas ; with a foreword by Michelle Tea.

SCUM manifesto /  Valerie Solanas ; with a foreword by Michelle Tea.
First circulated on the streets of Greenwich Village in 1967, the SCUM Manifesto is a searing indictment of patriarchal culture in all its forms. Shifting fluidly between the worlds of satire and straightforward critique, this no-holds-barred classic is a call to action - a radical feminist vision for a different world. This is an update of the essential AK Press edition, with a new foreword. Valerie Solanas was a radical feminist playwright and social propagandist who was arrested in 1968 after her attempted assassination of Andy Warhol. Deemed a paranoid schizophrenic by the state, Solanas was immortalized in the 1996 film I Shot Andy Warhol.--Provided by publisher.~SCUM Manifesto was considered one of the most outrageous, violent and certifiably crazy tracts when it first appeared in 1968. Valerie Solanas, the woman who shot Andy Warhol, self-published this work just before her rampage against the king of Pop Art made her a household name and resulted in her confinement to a mental institution. But the Manifesto, for all its vitriol, is impossible to dismiss as just the rantings of a lesbian lunatic. In fact, the work has indisputable prescience, not only as a radical feminist analysis light-years ahead of its time predicting artificial insemination, ATMs, a feminist uprising against under-representation in the arts but also as a stunning testament to the rage of an abused and destitute woman.


The fascinating history of your lunch / Jackie French.

The fascinating history of your lunch /  Jackie French.
An historical look at food and the food from right around the world. Who invented cheese? Or bread or margarine? Where did lettuce and tomato plants originally come from? The plants we eat nowadays come from all over the world and the way we cook and eat them also come from many different cultures. Apples travelled with the Romans, oranges with the Muslim armies and chocolate started off as ancient Aztec coins. The history of food is the history of the world - the Spanish conquistadors conquered the South American Aztec empire and brought home the bitter beans that would eventually become chocolate. They also brought potatoes and chillies with them. Wars, famines and revolutions bring people from one country to another and they bring their favourite food, too. The most important things to learn from history are how people once lived and thought and how that has led to the world we know today. And one of the most interesting ways of understanding history is to look at what we eat.


Twelve nights as his mistress / Elisa Braden.

Twelve nights as his mistress /  Elisa Braden.
Wooing may not be his strong suit... Admittedly, when it comes to courtship, the Marquess of Wallingham's strategy has been a few roses short of a bouquet. Charles Bainbridge has spent two long years wooing the woman he loves, waiting patiently until he is half mad, Now, at a winter hunting party, he has one last chance to persuade her they are meant to be. And this time, he won't let meaningless doubts, his meddling mother, or a few mishaps and mangled bonnets stand in his way. And passion may not be hers... Safe and comfortable inside her tidy, carefully ordered existence, Julia Willoughby has never known longing like this. Others see Charles as the quiet, manageable sort. Julia sees the truth: This dragon's son has a fire of his own. Enough to sear her with a touch, a glance, a kiss. For the sake of his happiness, she refuses to bind him in a childless union. Her heart, however, isn't so easily convinced, for it wants Charles rather madly. But a marquess must do what a marquess must do... Outraged at the thought of losing her to a dusty country squire, Charles makes a final offer: Spend twelve nights in his bed, and if she can still deny they are perfect for each other, he will let her go. But not before thoroughly tempting the lovely, stubborn Julia to trade sensible predictability for the sweet chaos of true love.


Shot in the heart / Mikal Gilmore.

Shot in the heart /  Mikal Gilmore.
Its January 1977 and Gary Gilmore is about to become the first convicted murderer to be executed in a decade. Gary's youngest brother, Mikal, can help prevent the execution, but first he has to get to know the brother he barely remembers. Born of a brutal father, raised in a family haunted by death, religion and superstition, the brothers discover their shared past. The true story of the Gilmore family, told by the journalist Mikal Gilmore, brother of the notorious murderer Gary Gilmore.


Dr. STONE. Story by Riichiro Inagaki ; art, Boich ; translation, Caleb Cook.

Upon arriving at a primitive village, science fanatic Senku schemes to recruit the villagers to help him bring about a new civilization based on science! His first target is a young, inquisitive villager named Chrome, whom Senku wins over by defeating him in a battle of wits. Their first big task? To find a cure for Kohaku's older sister and the village shamaness--Ruri!Rated: T


The dance of the star fairies / Thea Stilton ; cover art by Iacopo Bruno [and 3 others] ; illustrations by Giuseppe Facciotto [and 4 others] ; translated by Julia Heim.

The dance of the star fairies /  Thea Stilton ; cover art by Iacopo Bruno [and 3 others] ; illustrations by Giuseppe Facciotto [and 4 others] ; translated by Julia Heim.
There is a crisis in the Starlight Kingdom, one of the fantasy worlds: its stars, powered by a special kind of stardust, are fading and may soon go out forever, leaving the Kingdom in darkness--so the Thea sisters and Will Mystery set out for Brightstar Castle to discover what is wrong, but first they must overcome the obstacles and challenges that the fairies are placing in their way.


Mythmaker : the life of J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings / Anne E. Neimark.

Mythmaker : the life of J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings / Anne E. Neimark.
Long before Harry Potter and J. K. Rowling, there were Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins, and J. R. R. Tolkien . . . This will bring the creator to vivid life (Booklist). A philologist of world renown, a professor at Oxford, and the author of academic treatises, J.R.R. Tolkien was far more than a fantasy book writer. His lifelong fascination with medieval texts and languages gave him a unique vision and endless inspiration for his tales. His broad interests made possible his creation of faery worlds and entire races of beings, as well as the languages, cultures, and characters that make his books as engaging today as they were fifty years ago. This clear and thoroughly researched biography of the creator of The Hobbit is accompanied by magical illustrations that recall the mystery of Tolkien's imaginary worlds. Give[s] some interesting insight into the power Tolkien's work has had on people over the years.--School Library Journal


The Karma of cats : spiritual wisdom from our feline friends / edited by Diana Ventimiglia.

The Karma of cats : spiritual wisdom from our feline friends / edited by Diana Ventimiglia.


Shelter for Quinn / Susan Stoker.

Freak. Witch. Ugly. Abomination. Having grown up with a port-wine birthmark on her face and neck, Quinn Dixon's heard them all. Her own mother couldn't bear to touch her, let alone strangers. Years of stares and insults from everyone from classmates to foster families have made her understandably reluctant to trust. So when John comes along, of course he couldn't be interested in more than a brief affair. He'll get sick of all the gawking and whispers soon enough and leave her...just like everyone else. John Driftwood Trettle was captivated by Quinn the moment they met. After months of skirting around their attraction, one pivotal evening finds John seizing the reins and refusing to be denied a chance to prove he's worthy of Quinn's time, her trust, and her love. To show her he'll have her back, always, and defend her against anyone cruel or stupid enough to hurt his woman. But he can't protect against an unknown threat. Even if it wears a familiar face... **Shelter for Quinn is the 13th book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.


Stranded / Melinda Braun.

Stranded /  Melinda Braun.
A year after the death of her sister, Emma ventures with a hiking group into the dangerous woods of the Boundary Waters. But after a freak windstorm kills their guide, the group must endure the wrath of Mother Nature--and each other--if they hope to make it out of the woods alive--


Time will tell / Chantal Fernando.

Time will tell /  Chantal Fernando.


Dr. Stone. story, Riichiro Inagaki ; art, Boichi ; translation, Caleb Cook ; touch-up art & lettering, Stephen Dutro.

Senku, Taiju and Yuzuriha are well on their way to crafting gunpowder when they spot smoke far off in the distance. Convinced that it's a sign of other humans, Senku takes a huge risk by sending up a smoke signal of their own. Meanwhile, Tsukasa is determined to stop their progress on gunpowder, and his arrival on the scene could spell the end for our heroes!--Backcover.


Folly / Marthe Jocelyn.

Folly /  Marthe Jocelyn.
In a parallel narrative set in late nineteenth-century England, teenaged country girl Mary Finn relates the unhappy conclusion to her experiences as a young servant in an aristocratic London household while, years later, young James Nelligan describes how he comes to leave his beloved foster family to live and be educated at London's famous Foundling Hospital.


T Is for a Time.

T Is for a Time.
Following the alphabet this book uses poetry and expository text to explain the concept and science of time, showcasing famous inventors, methods of timekeeping, important structures and landmarks, as well as notable moments in history.


Disorder in the court : great fractured moments in courtroom history / Charles M. Sevilla.

Disorder in the court : great fractured moments in courtroom history / Charles M. Sevilla.


The last word / Samantha Hastings.

The last word /  Samantha Hastings.
1861. Lucinda Leavitt is shocked when she learns the author of her favorite serialized novel has died before completing the story. She enlists the help of her father's business partner, David Randall, to track down the reclusive author's former whereabouts. Their search for the elusive Mrs. Smith and the rightful ending to her novel leads around the country... and to the truth about themselves. -- adapted from jacket~In 1861 London, eighteen-year-old Lucinda Leavitt evades plans to find her a suitable husband by enlisting the help of childhood friend David to seek the ending of her favorite author's last, unfinished book.


To tempt an heiress / Susanna Craig.

To tempt an heiress  /  Susanna Craig.
Susanna Craig's dazzling series set in Georgian England sails to the Caribbean--where a willful young woman and a worldly man do their best to run every which way but towards each other...After her beloved father dies, Tempest Holderin wants nothing more than to fulfill his wish to free the slaves on their Antiguan sugar plantation. But the now wealthy woman finds herself pursued by a pack of unsavory suitors with other plans for her inheritance. To keep her from danger, her dearest friend arranges a most unconventional solution: have Tempest kidnapped and taken to safety.Captain Andrew Corrvan has an unseemly reputation as a ruthless, money-hungry blackguard--but those on his ship know differently. He is driven by only one thing: the quest to avenge his father's death on the high seas. Until he agrees to abduct a headstrong heiress...If traveling for weeks--without a chaperone--isn't enough to ruin Tempest, the desire she feels for her dark and dangerously attractive captor will do the rest. The storm brewing between them will only gather strength when they reach England, where past and present perils threaten to tear them apart--even more so than their own stubborn hearts...An impressive debut, with evocative prose and richly drawn characters. To Kiss a Thief will leave you breathless, and eagerly wanting more.--New York Times bestselling author Jennifer McQuistonAn achingly romantic tale of a second chance at love. Beautifully written, richly atmospheric, deeply felt, and so deftly researched--I felt utterly absorbed into the world of late Georgian England. I'm tremendously excited to discover such an elegant new voice in historical romance!--New York Times bestselling author Meredith Duran


Maangchi's big book of Korean cooking : from everyday meals to celebration cuisine / with Martha Rose Shulman ; photographs by Maangchi.

Maangchi's big book of Korean cooking : from everyday meals to celebration cuisine / with Martha Rose Shulman ; photographs by Maangchi.
The definitive book on Korean cuisine by YouTube's Korean Julia Child* and the author of Maangchi's Real Korean Cooking *New York Times.


Shimmer : a Riley Bloom book / Alyson Noël.

Shimmer : a Riley Bloom book / Alyson Noël.
Riley, dead at age twelve and now a Soul Catcher, works with her teacher Bodhi to help Rebecca, the daughter of a former plantation owner who, furious about being murdered during a 1733 slave revolt, is keeping those who died with her from crossing over.


Riding horses / Valerie Bodden.

Riding horses /  Valerie Bodden.
A narrative guide to riding horses, from where to ride the animals, how to saddle them, how to mount and give orders to them, and what to wear and expect as you perform daily tasks--


Summer magic / T.M. Cromer.

Summer magic /  T.M. Cromer.
Life in a small town can be tough. It can be even tougher when you're a witch whose magic regularly backfires. But Summer Thorne only wants one thing: to create the perfect sanctuary for unwanted animals. Nothing and no one is going to stop her. Not even the sexy sheriff who is determined to shut down her rescue center. And certainly not the laboratory where she illegally obtained her mischievous chimpanzee, Morty.Sheriff Cooper Carlyle has one goal: to keep his town safe. That includes his stubborn neighbor, Summer, whether she wants him to or not. When the animals of Summer's menagerie get loose and create havoc, he decides enough is enough. But things aren't always as they appear, and Coop stumbles upon the secret the Thorne sisters have been hiding. Coop and Summer discover Morty holds the key to unlock a twenty-year-old mystery surrounding the death of Summer's mother. Now Coop is faced with breaking the law he is sworn to uphold in order to protect Summer and her beloved pet from a threat more dangerous than any of them imagined.


The missing / Dan Poblocki.

The missing /  Dan Poblocki.
Five children have been lured into Shadow House, all for different reasons, and they must determine if someone is trying to help them escape or trap them there forever.


Slaying the Giants in Your Life / David Jeremiah.

Slaying the Giants in Your Life /  David Jeremiah.
Throughout the text, Dr. Jeremiah weaves real-life stories of contemporary giant slayers who came fact-to-face with their own Goliaths: temptation, doubt, procrastination, and jealousy.


Midnight flame / Lara Adrian, Christopher Rice.

Midnight flame /  Lara Adrian, Christopher Rice.
A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Lost boys / Darcey Rosenblatt.

Lost boys /  Darcey Rosenblatt.
In 1982 Iran, twelve-year-old Reza is more interested in music than war, but enlists in obedience to his devout mother and soon finds himself in a prison camp in Iraq.


The Day He Came Back / Penelope Ward.

The Day He Came Back /  Penelope Ward.
From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.It was the summer of my life.I'd met the guy of my dreams.Unfortunately, he was the son of my uppity employer--and very much off-limits.But Gavin was a rebel. He knew his mother would disown him if she found out about us; in his eyes, we just had to be careful.He never treated me as his mother did--like hired help.Instead, Gavin put me on a pedestal and loved me harder than I'd ever been loved in my life.What a summer it was.Until it all ended--badly.I was never supposed to see Gavin again.That didn't stop me from thinking about him every day for ten years.I knew little about his life now, just that he was an entrepreneur living an ocean away.When a twist of fate had me working again in the very place our love affair started a decade earlier, I knew it was only a matter of time before I might see him again.But I wasn't prepared.What if he hated me?What if he loved someone else now?I wasn't prepared for all the unknowns.And most of all, I wasn't prepared for today to be the day he came back.


S is for Smithsonian : America's museum alphabet / written by Marie and Roland Smith ; illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen.

S is for Smithsonian : America's museum alphabet / written by Marie and Roland Smith ; illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen.
A rhyming alphabet that looks at people and things associated with the Smithsonian Museum and provides background information on each one.


In case you didn't know / Samantha Chase.

In case you didn't know /  Samantha Chase.
Golden child Mason Bishop has finally had enough. Tired of bearing the weight of his parents' expectations, he's determined to break free and forging his own path. It's time for him to go after the things he really wants- including the girl he never forgot.Scarlett Jones is done being ruled by her insecurities. She's ready to be seen as something other than one of the guys, and she's done thinking she's not good enough for the social elitéђؤespecially the Bishops.When he runs into Scarlett at a concert, Mason believes it's fate bringing them together. But fate only gets you so far. If wants a real chance with Scarlett, it's going to take a whole lot of charm to convince her he's worth it.


Remembrance / Theresa Breslin.

Remembrance /  Theresa Breslin.
The destinies of two Scottish families, one of shopkeepers and one of wealth and power, become entwined through their involvement in World War I, social causes, and love.


B is for beaver : an Oregon alphabet / written by Marie and Roland Smith ; illustrated by Michael Roydon.

B is for beaver : an Oregon alphabet / written by Marie and Roland Smith ; illustrated by Michael Roydon.
Each letter of the alphabet is illustrated by objects that are associated with the State of Oregon and accompanied by background information.


My hero academia. story & art by Kohei Horikoshi ; translation & English adaption, Caleb Cook.

With All Might in retirement, Endeavor takes up the mantle of the number one hero, a position he's coveted for years. But now that he has it, he's not entirely comfortable with the responsibilities and risks that come with it--both heroes and villains are always gunning for number one. What does the future hold for Midoriya, and what do his dreams about One For All mean?


Code Word Courage / Kirby Larson.

Code Word Courage /  Kirby Larson.
Billie has lived with her great-aunt ever since her mom passed away and her dad left. Billie's big brother, Leo, is about to leave, too, for the warfront. But first, she gets one more weekend with him at the ranch. -- -- A powerful tale about unsung heroism on the WWII battlefield and the home front.


Code name Sentinel / Sawyer Bennett.

Code name Sentinel /  Sawyer Bennett.
As a former member of the United States Secret Service, I'm no stranger to putting my life on the line in the name of duty. Having left the nation's capital to re-settle in Pittsburgh, the skills I acquired during my tenure in Washington have made me a valued member of the team at Jameson Force Security. But when the President comes seeking a favor to protect his niece, I find myself on the fast track back to the Oval Office.Simply put… she's beyond brilliant. A nationally renowned energy scientist, Barrett Alexander is on the verge of a breakthrough that will change the world. Unfortunately, that has also made her the target of a suspected terrorist cell. And while Barrett doesn't believe she's in any real danger, the President isn't willing to take chances with her life.As the threats against Barrett become more calculated, I decide taking her on the run is her best chance of survival. Danger, isolation, and attraction ensure we grow closer than I'd ever thought possible. When I realize I want to keep her safe for reasons that have nothing to do with my job and everything to do with the woman I've fallen in love with, no one is safe from the hell I'll rain down on those that threaten her.


Ten drugs : How plants, powders, and pills have shaped the history of medicine / Thomas Hager.

Ten drugs : How plants, powders, and pills have shaped the history of medicine / Thomas Hager.
Behind every landmark drug is a story. It could be an oddball researcher's genius insight, a catalyzing moment in geopolitical history, a new breakthrough technology, or an unexpected but welcome side effect discovered during clinical trials. Piece together these stories, as Thomas Hager does in this remarkable, century-spanning history, and you can trace the evolution of our culture and the practice of medicine.0Beginning with opium, the joy plant, which has been used for 10,000 years, Hager tells a captivating story of medicine. His subjects include the largely forgotten female pioneer who introduced smallpox inoculation to Britain, the infamous knockout drops, the first antibiotic, which saved countless lives, the first antipsychotic, which helped empty public mental hospitals, Viagra, statins, and the new frontier of monoclonal antibodies. This is a deep, wide-ranging, and wildly entertaining book.


Tomboy : a graphic memoir / Liz Prince.

Tomboy : a graphic memoir / Liz Prince.
This honest yet playful graphic novel examines Liz Prince's trials, tribulations, and joys as a young tomboy.


Dr. Stone. story, Riichiro Inagaki ; art, Boichi ; translation/Caleb Cook ; touch-up & lettering/Stephen Dutro.

One fateful day, all of humanity turned to stone. Many millennia later, Taiju frees himself from the petrification and finds himself surrounded by statues. The situation looks grim--until he runs into his science-loving friend Senku! Together they plan to restart civilization with the power of science!... The Grand Bout Tournament to decide the village chief has begun! Standing in the way of Senku's Kingdom of Science is the powerful warrior Magma, who's facing Kinro in the opening match. Kinro's bad eyesight gives him a decided disadvantage, but thanks to the power of science, a pair of glasses might just be the thing to tip the scales in his favor!--Provided by publisher.


We speak in storms / Natalie Lund.

We speak in storms /  Natalie Lund.
It's been more than 50 years since a tornado tore through a drive-in movie theater in tiny Mercer, Illinois, leaving dozens of teens -- a whole generation of Mercerites -- dead in its wake. So when another tornado touches down in the exact same spot on the anniversary of this small-town tragedy, the town is shaken. For Brenna Ortiz, Joshua Calloway, and Callie Keller, the apprehension is more than just a feeling. Though they seem to share nothing more than a struggle to belong, the teens' paths continue to intersect, bringing them together when they least expect it, and perhaps, when they need it most. Both the living and the dead have secrets and unresolved problems, but they may be able to find peace and move forward -- if only they work together.


Restless ink / Carrie Ann Ryan.

Restless ink /  Carrie Ann Ryan.
The Montgomery Ink series continues with the so-called sensible sister and the one man she never should have fallen for. For Thea Montgomery, baking isn't only therapeutic, it's also her dream job. She's worked countless hours keeping her bakery afloat, and now that it's where she wants it to be, she's ready to expand and take the next step. When it comes to work and her family, she's on top of her game. Her personal life, however, is a different story. When Dimitri Carr isn't teaching and hiding his ink under long sleeves to keep the bosses happy, he's trying to be the best brother and friend he can be. After his divorce, he'd thought he would lose Thea from his life forever because she's his ex-wife's best friend. But now that he's free, and the two of them realize they want to keep their friendship. Then he finally sees what he's been missing all this time. But there are more problems than the fact that Dimitri is Thea's best friend's ex. And when accidental touches and flirtations aren't enough for either of them, and they're finally ready to take the next step, they'll find out exactly what that cost is for crossing that line. And will need to find the strength to face it.


Jackpot / Nic Stone.

Jackpot /  Nic Stone.
When Rico sells a jackpot-winning lotto ticket, she thinks maybe her luck will finally change, but only if she and her popular and wildly rich classmate, Zan can find the ticket holder who hasn't claimed the prize--


Vanity fair's women on women / edited by Radhika Jones ; with David Friend.

Vanity fair's women on women /  edited by Radhika Jones ; with David Friend.


The curse of the Werepenguin / Allan Woodrow ; illustrated by Scott Brown.

The curse of the Werepenguin /  Allan Woodrow ; illustrated by Scott Brown.
Some stories are about happy, adorable penguins who form families, learn to dance, or make friends. This is not one of those stories. All orphan Bolt Wattle has ever wanted was to find his true family. When a mysterious baron in far-off Brugaria sends for Bolt, he wonders if he's getting closer to finding his long-lost parents. But Baron Chordata appears to be a twelve-year-old boy who wears tuxedos all the time, shouts at everyone, and forbids Bolt from asking questions. Things couldn't get any worse . . . until midnight, when the Baron bites Bolt and turns him into a half boy, half penguin. Then things really couldn't get worse-- nope, wait, they get a lot worse. With the help and hindrance of a plucky girl who just might be the world's greatest bandit, a whale cult led by a man whose weapon is a stale loaf of French bread, and a sinister but friendly fortune-teller who can't stop cackling, Bolt's on a quest to reverse the curse, return to human form, and stop the Baron from taking over the country of Brugaria with his army of mind-controlled penguins in what might be the weirdest--and funniest--middle-grade novel you've ever read.--Provided by publisher.


Switchback / Danika Stone.

Switchback /  Danika Stone.
Vale loves to hike, but kind of hates her classmates. Ash is okay with his classmates, but kind of hates the outdoors. So, needless to say they are both fairly certain that the overnight nature hike with their PE class is going to be a hellish experience. But when they get separated from the group during a storm, they have worse things to worry about than bullies and blisters. Lost in the Canadian wilderness with limited supplies, caught in dangerous weather conditions, and surrounded by deadly wildlife, it's going to take every bit of strength, skill, and luck they can muster to survive.--Jacket flap.


Dreams come to life / Adrenne Kress.

Dreams come to life /  Adrenne Kress.
Seventeen-year-old Buddy has spent most of his life trying to escape the Lower East Side slums of New York City. Working as a delivery boy to support his family, Buddy wants to become an artist, a dream he's sure will never be realized. But that all changes when a delivery job puts him face-to-face with Mister Joey Drew, the eccentric owner of an animation studio. Mister Drew takes Buddy under his wing as an apprentice, thrusting him into a world unlike anything Buddy has ever seen before. There's the colorful cast of the studio, from the cranky, yet driven composer Sammy Lawrence to Dot, the writing intern and Buddy's counterpart. Working for Mister Drew, Buddy starts to think that maybe it's really as simple as Mister Drew says: Dreams do come true. But not everything at the studio is as picture-perfect as it seems . . . Something is going bump in the night at Joey Drew Studios, something that leaves behind trails of thick, dark ink. While the studio frantically works toward their latest deadline, Buddy and Dot team up to find out just what is tormenting the studio after-hours, even if it means tracking the trail to Mister Drew himself.


The fall of Richard Nixon : a reporter remembers Watergate / Tom Brokaw.

The fall of Richard Nixon : a reporter remembers Watergate / Tom Brokaw.
The last year of the Nixon presidency was filled with power politics, legal jiu-jitsu and high-stakes showdowns, with head-shaking surprises every day. Tom Brokaw, the NBC News White House correspondent during the final year of Watergate, gives us a close-up, personal account of the players, the strategies, and the highs and lows of the scandal that brought down a president. Brokaw writes, 'Even now, almost half a century later, I am astonished by what the country went through, and I wanted to share press stories from the inside looking out -- what it was like to be on call 24/7, the twists and turns, the laughs and tensions during this historic time.'--


The defender / Donna Grant.

A loner who exudes danger, Lev Ivanski has spent his life in service to one man, someone he loves and respects. But things are changing. Rapidly. Lev and his boss have allies and friends and a new mission more important their than business, all because of the Saints. This clandestine organization needs to be taken down, and Lev has the skills to help. What he doesn't expect is to be at the mercy of a woman who makes him crave more than he ever thought to want. Determined and dedicated, Reyna Harris is used to danger and living on the edge. An ex-CIA operative, she's been embedded with the Saints for years, trying to take them down from the inside. When her cover is blown, she is forced to trust a man she just met, fighting their way out of one battle after another. But there's something about Lev that Reyna knows she can trust. And love. She needs Lev – and not just to take a swipe at the Saints. Together they're an unstoppable force. And with their friends, they just might succeed in their mission.


A thunderous whisper / Christina Diaz Gonzalez.

A thunderous whisper /  Christina Diaz Gonzalez.
Ani, a twelve-year-old Basque girl, and Mathias, a fourteen-year-old German Jew, become friends and then spies in the weeks leading up to the bombing of Guernica in April 1937.


Any witch way but goode / Michelle M. Pillow.

Any witch way but goode /  Michelle M. Pillow.


W is for waves : an ocean alphabet / written by Marie and Roland Smith and illustrated by John Megahan.

W is for waves : an ocean alphabet / written by Marie and Roland Smith and illustrated by John Megahan.
From the mythological underwater city of Atlantis to the amount of water that covers Earth's surface, the oceanic world has challenged and intrigued man since recorded time. And it seems that as much as we do know already, there is so much more to learn. In W is for Waves: An Ocean Alphabet water enthusiasts and budding scientists are given an A to Z tour of the ocean's depths and the creatures that inhabit them. Did you know that jellyfish can range in size from one inch to 200 feet long? And what about the mysterious Scandinavian sea monster called the kraken? Was it a myth or did it really exist? Learn about thermohaline currents, dolphin intelligence, and the largest living structure in the world (Australia's Great Barrier Reef).


A life worth breathing : a yoga master's handbook of strength, grace, and healing / Max Strom.

A life worth breathing : a yoga master's handbook of strength, grace, and healing / Max Strom.
We can do more with this life. We all know it, we all wish for it, but just how to do it?that eludes us. In his new book, A Life Worth Breathing, internationally renowned yoga teacher and spiritual philosopher Max Strom shows us the way. His groundbreaking book reaches past expected dogma in a language that is vital, inspired, and accessible. Strom leads us on a journey of self-discovery as we excavate our past in order to have a better understanding of our present. According to Max Strom, We live in fear of terrorism but in actuality the most devastating terrorism comes from within us as we sabotage ourselves. With practical techniques, A Life Worth Breathing offers us a path to transformation with visionary insights on forgiveness, gratitude and self-empowerment. The teachings are rooted in Yoga, Sufism and Eastern philosophy, but make no mistake, this is not just another yoga book of postures, it is a guidebook for living. A Life Worth Breathingteaches us that by healing our past emotional wounds, silencing the inner critic that cripples us, and cultivating a yoga and breathing practice, we can elevate ourselves from the mindset of a reactionary victim to a higher level of awareness and empowerment. With these life skills we can achieve our true destiny, that of a fully integrated soul living an authentic life of meaning, success and joy. A life worth living, a life worth breathing.


Still the best hope : why the world needs American values to triumph / Dennis Prager.

Still the best hope : why the world needs American values to triumph / Dennis Prager.
Conservative radio host and syndicated columnist Dennis Prager provides a bold, sweeping look at the future of civilization with Still the Best Hope, and offers a strong, cogent argument for why basic American values must triumph in a dangerously uncertain world.


A winter kiss on Rochester Mews / Annie Darling.

A winter kiss on Rochester Mews /  Annie Darling.


Ghosts and hauntings of the Finger Lakes / Patti Unvericht.

Ghosts and hauntings of the Finger Lakes /  Patti Unvericht.
From spooky state parks to real-life haunted houses, Ghosts and Hauntings of the Finger Lakes tells the stories behind the most supernatural sites around the shores of New York's famous Finger Lakes. Local paranormal investigator Patti Unvericht takes you on a journey to places such as the Elmira Civil War POW Camp, thought to be inhabited by the restless spirits of casualties of the war, to the State Theatre in Ithaca and even the tourist-friendly Geneva on the Lake, rumored to be haunted by past guests who have expired while staying at the historic hotel.


Stolen identity / Franklin W. Dixon.

Stolen identity /  Franklin W. Dixon.
When someone is out to frame Frank and Joe for the theft of an original Sherlock Holmes manuscript, they use a group of skateboarders as sources of information in their attempt to clear their names.


Three days at the brink : FDR's daring gamble to win World War II / Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney.

Three days at the brink : FDR's daring gamble to win World War II / Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney.
Presents a suspenseful chronicle of the history-shaping, secret World War II meetings between President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin.


Ghosts & legends of Colorado's Front Range / Cindy Brick.

Ghosts & legends of Colorado's Front Range /  Cindy Brick.
Stunning natural wonders and bustling cities make Colorado's Front Range one of the country's best places to live, but its rowdy past left some residents unable to quit the state--even in death. Outside Fort Collins, many a startled visitor spies grisly shadows hanging from the notorious Hell Tree. A reputed murderer stalks the Greeley Courthouse near where he was lynched for his alleged crimes. The disembodied heads of two vengeful banditos float through the basement of the Capitol Building in Denver. And the Broadmoor Hotel of Colorado Springs plays nightly host to a mysterious phantom lady. Author Cindy Brick reveals these and more gripping tales of the Front Range's spectral history.


Give and take / Elly Swartz.

Give and take /  Elly Swartz.
Family has always been important to twelve-year-old Maggie: a trapshooter, she is coached by her dad and cheered on by her mom. But her grandmother's recent death leaves a giant hole in Maggie's life, one which she begins to fill with an assortment of things: candy wrappers, pieces of tassel from Nana's favorite scarf, milk cartons, sticks . . . all stuffed in cardboard boxes under her bed. Then her parents decide to take in a foster infant. But anxiety over the new baby's departure only worsens Maggie's hoarding, and soon she finds herself taking and taking until she spirals out of control. Ultimately, with some help from family, friends, and experts, Maggie learns that sometimes love means letting go--Amazon.


The elephant in the brain : hidden motives in everyday life / Kevin Simler and Robin Hanson.

The elephant in the brain : hidden motives in everyday life / Kevin Simler and Robin Hanson.
This book exposes our unconscious selfish motives, those we're reluctant to discuss or even think about. These motives drive our body language, laughter, and conversation, as well as venerated institutions like art, school, charity, medicine, politics, and religion--~Human beings are primates, and primates are political animals. Our brains, therefore, are designed not just to hunt and gather, but also to help us get ahead socially, often via deception and self-deception. But while we may be self-interested schemers, we benefit by pretending otherwise. The less we know about our own ugly motives, the better - and thus we don't like to talk or even think about the extent of our selfishness. This is the elephant in the brain. Such an introspective taboo makes it hard for us to think clearly about our nature and the explanations for our behavior. The aim of this book, then, is to confront our hidden motives directly - to track down the darker, unexamined corners of our psyches and blast them with floodlights. Then, once everything is clearly visible, we can work to better understand ourselves: Why do we laugh? Why are artists sexy? Why do we brag about travel? Why do we prefer to speak rather than listen? Our unconscious motives drive more than just our private behavior; they also infect our venerated social institutions such as Art, School, Charity, Medicine, Politics, and Religion. In fact, these institutions are in many ways designed to accommodate our hidden motives, to serve covert agendas alongside their official ones. The existence of big hidden motives can upend the usual political debates, leading one to question the legitimacy of these social institutions, and of standard policies designed to favor or discourage them. You won