Spring Books You Might Have Missed
These books that came out in spring, while the library building was closed. Now that we’re open for curbside pickup, they’re all yours!
Break out your TBR list, because these new releases will have you like
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Biography and Memoir
Shadow on the Mountain
Shaker Jeffrey and Katharine Holstein
A teen Yaziki activist and former interpreter and spy for the U.S. military in Iraq describes the massacre of his community by ISIS and his underground effort to rescue more than 1,000 civilians.
My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me
Jason B. Rosenthal
Ten days before her death, Amy Krouse Rosenthal penned an op-ed piece for the New York Times’ “Modern Love” column. A heartbreaking, creative play on a personal ad—in which a dying wife encouraged her husband to go on and find happiness after her demise—the column quickly went viral. Now, Jason describes what came next: his commitment to respecting Amy’s wish, even as he struggled with her loss.
Somebody’s Gotta Do It: Why Cursing at the News Won’t Save the Nation, But Your Name on a Local Ballot Can
Both funny and instructive, this memoir is about a progressive woman, a knitter, runner, mom and resident of rural Otsego County in upstate New York,”who ran for office and won, and then realized the critical importance of the job.
Recollections of My Nonexistence
In this memoir, celebrated author, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit relates how she found her voice as a writer and as a feminist during the 1980s in San Francisco, in an atmosphere of gender violence on the street and the exclusion of women from cultural arenas.
An activist, speaker and philanthropist offers a memoir wrapped in a wake-up call that reveals how women can reclaim their true, untamed selves by breaking free of the restrictive expectations and cultural conditioning that leaves them feeling dissatisfied and lost.
Leslie Gray Streeter
The Palm Beach Coast entertainment columnist shares compassionate, real-world insights into modern widowhood that challenges its taboos while exploring the contributing factors of race, faith, aging and mixed heritage.
The Lady’s Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness
In her harrowing, defiant, and unforgettable memoir, Sarah Ramey recounts the decade-long saga of how a seemingly minor illness in her senior year of college turned into a prolonged and elusive condition that destroyed her health but that doctors couldn’t diagnose or treat. Worse, as they failed to cure her, they hinted that her devastating symptoms were psychological.
Lady in Waiting
The daughter of the 5th Earl of Leicester, unable to inherit her father’s estate, describes growing up with royalty, having served as maid of Honor at Queen Elizabeth’s coronation and as lady in waiting to Princess Margaret.
Me & Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust: My Friendship with Patsy Cline
Loretta Lynn and the late Patsy Cline are legends–country icons and sisters of the heart. For the first time ever Loretta tells their story: a celebration of their music and their relationship up until Patsy’s tragic and untimely death.
A portrait of the 13-time World Series champion traces his rise to one of baseball’s most accomplished athletes, discussing such topics as his experiences as an impoverished first-generation immigrant, his heroic war service and his paradoxical quotes.
Hell and Other Destinations
Six-time New York Times bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright– one of the world’s most admired and tireless public servants– reflects on the final stages of one’s career, and working productively into your later decades in this revealing, funny, and inspiring memoir.
Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs
Jennifer Finney Boylan
In her New York Times opinion column, Jennifer Finney Boylan wrote about her relationship with her beloved dog Indigo, and her wise, funny, heartbreaking piece went viral. In Good Boy, Boylan explores what should be the simplest topic in the world, but never is: finding and giving love.
Franȯis S. Clemmons
An intimate debut memoir by the Grammy Award-winning artist who famously played “Officer Clemmons” on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood traces his Oberlin College music studies, his embrace of his sexual orientation and his life-changing chance encounter with Fred Rogers
Nancy Thorndike Greenspan
The gripping biography of a notorious Cold War villain–the German-born British scientist who handed the Soviets top-secret American plans for the plutonium bomb–showing a man torn between conventional loyalties and a sense of obligation to a greater good.
From the best-selling author of Sweetbitter comes a memoir of growing up in a family shattered by lies and addiction, and of one woman’s attempts to find a life beyond the limits of her past.
A heartrending immigrant memoir and a uniquely intersectional coming-of-age story of a life lived in duality and the in-between, and how one navigates through race, gender, and the search for love.
The front man of indie band The Airborne Toxic Event reveals his upbringing in the infamous Church of Synanon cult, where he endured poverty, addiction and emotional abuse before slowly working his way toward college and a music career.
The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz
Tells the true story of a boy deciding to follow his father to almost certain death in Auschwitz and chronicles the six years of suffering that they endured
The Fixed Stars
A best-selling memoirist describes how, as a married woman with a toddler, she found herself drawn to a female attorney during jury duty and began to question her identity and desires and let go of ideals that no longer fit.
The US leads the world in many ways, including the amount of waste we produce. Although we constitute less than 5 percent of the world’s population, we use up to 30 percent of the world’s resources, and per capita we generate the most trash. Throwaway Nation illuminates the problem and suggests ways we can mitigate this environmental disaster.
Loss, Survive, Thrive
Meryl Hershey Beck
More than a “how-to” on grief and surviving the loss of a child, this is a collection of stories shared by real parents who have lost a child, and the various ways they coped, survived, and thrived. It speaks directly to readers who have lost a child, as well as to those who love and support them.
Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin’s Russia
From a leading journalist in Moscow and a correspondent for The New Yorker, a groundbreaking portrait of modern Russia and the inner struggles of the people who sustain Vladimir Putin’s rule.
Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther
It wasn’t so long ago when a lot of people thought the Florida panther was extinct. They were very nearly right. That the panther still exists at all is a miracle–the result of a desperate experiment that led to the most remarkable comeback in the history of the Endangered Species Act. And no one has told the whole story–until now.
Rage Baking: The Transformative Power of Flour, Fury, and Women’s Voices
Combining food and the activism unleashed by the 2016 election, a collection of over 50 cookie, cake, tart and pie recipes also features essays, reflections and interviews with both well-known bakers and women activists.
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
Draws on personal diaries, archival documents and declassified intelligence in a portrait of Winston Churchill that explores his day-to-day experiences during the Blitz and his role in uniting England.
Facebook: The Inside Story
Draws on years of exclusive reporting and interviews with key Facebook insiders in a history of the world’s largest social media platform that examines the controversial decisions of founder Mark Zuckerberg and the company’s role in present-day security issues.
The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis
A cautionary but hopeful report by the cofounders of Global Optimism and architects of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement outlines urgent measures that must be taken to adapt to or reverse climate change.
The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are
Journalist Libby Copeland investigates what happens when we embark on a vast social experiment with little understanding of the ramifications. Copeland explores the culture of genealogy buffs, the science of DNA, and the business of companies like Ancestry and 23andMe, all while tracing the story of one woman, her unusual results, and a relentless methodical drive for answers that becomes a thoroughly modern genetic detective story.
They Are Already Here: UFO Culture and Why We See Saucers
Funny and colorful, and told in a way that doesn’t require one to believe, Scoles brings humanity to an often derided and misunderstood community. After all, the truth is out there . . .
Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen
The New York Times best-selling author discusses ways to recognize problems before they happen instead of just reacting to them through case studies of companies and individuals who achieved greater success by changing their methods of thinking
How to Be an Artist
Irreverent and inspiring advice for awakening your creative potential, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic. This beautiful and useful small-format hardcover-teeming with full-color art, sidebars, and contributions from art-world legends and everyday creatives-this is a book for anyone who’s ever yearned to make the arts a part of their life.
Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College
Citing the major elections that have been won by candidates who lost the popular vote, a New York Times editorial board member outlines urgent arguments for eliminating the Electoral College and making individual citizen votes count.
Fresh from Poland: New Vegetarian Cooking from the Old Country
The first Polish vegetarian cookbook, with new Polish recipes and meat-free versions of traditional dishes.
The Slippery Slope of Healthcare
Steven Z. Kussin
Dr. Steven Kussin, physician and a pioneer in the Shared Decision movement, takes readers through the steps of how to avoid the many pitfalls of unnecessary and sometimes even dangerous medical care.
The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It
Robert B. Reich
From the best-selling author of Saving Capitalism and The Common Good, an urgent analysis of how the “rigged” systems of American politics and power operate, how this status quo came to be, and how average citizens can enact change.
The other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family
A descendant of a slave named Coreen, and-according to oral tradition-her owner, President James Madison, finally shares her family’s story
Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me
Anna Mehler Paperny
Award-winning journalist Anna Mehler Paperny’s stunning memoir chronicles with courageous honesty and uncommon eloquence her experience of depression and her quest to explore what we know and don’t know about this disease that afflicts almost a fifth of the population–providing an invaluable guide to a system struggling to find solutions.
Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight Against the Drug Companies that Delivered the Opioid Epidemic
An urgent and heartbreaking investigation into the corporate greed and governmental corruption that pumped millions of pain pills into small Appalachian towns.
Earth Almanac: Nature’s Calendar for Year-Round Discovery
Earth Almanac presents the greatest hits of North American nature. Structured around phenology, the study of seasonal patterns in nature, these day-by-day descriptions offer insight into activities and connections throughout the natural world.
The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria
Greg King and Penny Wilson
Describes the 1956 sinking of the glamorous Andrea Doria, which collided with another vessel off of Nantucket and involved passengers like Cary Grant’s wife, Philadelphia’s flamboyant mayor and the heiress to the Marshall Field fortune in the struggle for survival.
Coffeeland: One Man’s Dark Empire and the Making of our Favorite Drug
A Harvard-educated economist documents the epic history of the role of coffee in connecting and dividing the modern world, tracing coffee’s unexpected 500-year evolution from an ingredient in a mysterious Muslim ritual to a major influencer in modern El Salvador.
The founder of the worldwide laughter yoga movement outlines scientifically proven approaches to incorporating laughter into everyday life, exploring how laughter can be as beneficial to the body as cardio exercise.
Leave Only Footprints
A CBS Sunday Morning correspondent presents a behind-the-scenery look at his year traveling to each of America’s National Parks, which turned out to be the road trip of a lifetime that changed his views on everything from God and love to politics and technology.
Acting with Power
In a book based on her class at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, the author reveals why we have more power than we believe, and explains how we can use our power better by borrowing from the techniques of actors.
The highly decorated former Navy SEAL and up-and-coming Republican in the House of Representatives draws on his high-risk experiences in the military to outline tough-love approaches to leadership in today’s conflicted world.
Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington
Draws on new research to profile Abraham Lincoln during 13 pivotal days of his President-Elect period, during which he forged essential bonds with everyday people, foiled an assassination attempt and demonstrated early signs of legacy greatness.
Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life
The world’s #1 brain coach, has written the owner’s manual for mental expansion and brain fitness. Limitless gives people the ability to accomplish more–more productivity, more transformation, more personal success and business achievement–by changing their Mindset, Motivation, and Methods.
Navigate Your Stars
The two-time National Book Award-winning author of Sing, Unburied, Sing presents a sumptuously illustrated meditation on the power of tenacity in the face of hardship as well as the importance of respect of the self and others.
Attention: A Love Story
Expanding on her popular New York Times Magazine article, “Generation Adderall,” the author, blending together memoir, biography and original reporting, shares her own experiences with taking prescription pills to pay attention and considers the wider landscape of attention, past and present.
Everyone Can Bake
A James Beard Award-winning pastry chef presents his simple, foolproof recipes for tarts, cakes, jams, buttercream and more.
What It’s Like to be a Bird
David Allen Sibley
A preeminent bird guide and bird behavior expert answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often, in this large-format volume that is perfect for nonbirders and birders alike and covers more than 200 species.
The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power
Tells the story of how streets got their names and houses their numbers, and why something as seemingly mundane as an address can save lives or enforce power.
The Year 1000
The author of The Silk Road draws on extensive research in a groundbreaking history of the explorations and trade commissions that connected the world’s most advanced societies for the first time 1,000 years ago.
The Buy Nothing, Get Everything Plan
A powerful, environmentally-conscious guide to decluttering, saving money and growing a community inspired by the ancient practice of gift economies where neighbors pooled resources includes seven steps to learning how to buy less and give more.
Think Like a Rocket Scientist
A former rocket scientist reveals technology-inspired habits, ideas and strategies that can help readers overcome complex and unfamiliar challenges to make personal advances in work and life.
The New York Times best-selling author of Beyond Words brings readers close to three non-human cultures: what they do, why they do it, and how life is for them.
This is Big: How the Founder of Weight Watchers Changed the World — and Me
Marisa Meltzer began her first diet at the age of five. Growing up an indoors-loving child in Northern California, she learned from an early age that weight was the one part of her life she could neither change nor even really understand.
No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram
Award-winning reporter Sarah Frier reveals an inside, never-before-told, behind-the-scenes look at how Instagram defied the odds to become one of the most culturally defining apps of the decade.
Why We Swim
Bonnie Tsui looks at our love affair with the water, from evolution to mythology, from survival and well-being, from community swim clubs to competitive races, and she goes around the world to explore its significance in many cultures.
Administrations of Lunacy: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry at the Milledgeville Asylum
A look at the racist origins of psychiatry, through the story of the largest mental institution in the world.
Ingredients: The Strange Chemistry of What We Put in Us and On Us
Cheese puffs. Coffee. Sunscreen. Vapes. George Zaidan reveals what will kill you, what won’t, and why-explained with high-octane hilarity, hysterical hijinks, and other things that don’t begin with the letter H. Ingredients offers the perspective of a chemist on the stuff we eat, drink, inhale, and smear on ourselves. Apart from the burning question of whether you should eat that Cheeto, Zaidan explores a range of topics.
The Wellness Remodel: A Guide to Rebooting How you Eat, Move, and Feed your Soul
Christina Anstead and Cara Clark
The star of HGTV’s Flip or Flop Christina Anstead partners with celebrity nutritionist Cara Clark to help women remodel their lives–in mind, body and spirit.
The Healthy Brain Book
William Sears, MD
An accessible, all-ages guide to optimum brain health, from treating depression, anxiety, and ADHD to preventing Alzheimer’s and dementia, with or without medication.
Love Poems (For Anxious People)
With the same brilliant wit and hilarious realism that made Love Poems for Married People a hit, John Kenney is back with a brand new collection of poems, this time taking on one of the most common feelings in our day-and-age: anxiety. Kenney covers it all, from awkward social interactions and insomnia to nervous ticks and writing and rewriting that email.
Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal
From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Celery Juice and Liver Rescue comes everything you need to know about cleansing to transform your health and your life.
In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth about America’s “Deep State
Presents a revelatory investigation into the alleged “deep state” that draws on dozens of interviews with career spymasters, covert CIA operatives and FBI agents to determine if they are working in America’s democratic best interests.
No Ordinary Dog: My Partner from the SEAL Teams to the Bin Laden Raid
Tells the true story of a SEAL Team Operator and military dog handler, and the dog that saved his life.
Tombstone: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell
Chronicles the true story of Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan Earp and the famous Fight at the OK Corral.
Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire: The Guide to Being Glorious You
Counsels women on how to break free from people-pleasing and fear-based roles while building self-confidence by recognizing personal needs, desires and beliefs.
No Man’s Land
Documents the story of how two pioneering suffragette doctors transformed modern medicine, broke boundaries and raised standards for patient care in World War I-era London before founding Endell Street’s highly respected Suffragette’s Hospital.
Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World
Vivek H. Murthy
The 19th surgeon general of the United States identifies the growing public health issue of loneliness, offering connection-based solutions for combating the forces driving current epidemics in anxiety, violence and addiction.
A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings
A new homeowner describes her emotional and rewarding journey over the course of a year, after she was given a colony of honeybees as a gift and learned how to care for and live alongside the fascinating creatures.
The author of the best-selling Heat presents an uproariously self-deprecating account of his adventures in the world of French haute cuisine, describing his five-year culinary odyssey spent studying the methods of leading chefs, schools and restaurants.
The Bird Way
The best-selling author of The Genius of Birds draws on paradigm-changing scientific research into bird emotions and intelligence to explore advanced behaviors ranging from communicating and giving gifts to forming cooperative groups and dancing.
Reveals the behind-the-scenes story of the cultural heroes who created the beloved children’s TV programs Sesame Street, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and Schoolhouse Rock! –which collectively transformed American childhood for the better, teaching kids about diversity, the ABCs and feminism through a fun, funky 1970s lens.
For All Who Hunger
Emily M. D. Scott
Describes the founding of St. Lydia’s Brooklyn, which began as an ad-hoc group of people from different backgrounds and social skills meeting over a meal and transformed into a progressive, LGBTQ+ affirming congregation that offers faith and love to all.
Enemy of All Mankind: A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History’s First Global Manhunt
The host of the Emmy-winning How We Got to Now documents the life and unrecognized legacy of 17th-century pirate Henry Every, exploring how Every’s attack on an Indian treasure ship triggered major shifts in the global economy.
Describes how hardworking mother of five Giselle Burgess rose from poverty and homelessness to establish Girl Scout troops in 15 New York City shelters to bring pride, life-skill training and community to disadvantaged urban girls.
There is nothing more essential to our health than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. Science journalist James Nestor travels the world to figure out what went wrong with our breathing and how to fix it.
The Way of Gratitude: A New Spirituality for Today
Rev. Galen Guengerich, the charismatic, brilliant leader of one of the nation’s most prominent Unitarian congregations, All Souls Church, shares with readers his wisdom on how to lead a spiritual life through the practice of gratitude.
The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America’s 16th President–And Why it Failed
Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
The best-selling authors of The First Conspiracy share the lesser-known story of the 1861 assassination attempt on the 16th president by a secret pro-Southern society that organized an elaborate plot targeting a newly elected Lincoln on his inaugural train journey.
Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel
Returning to her childhood home in Brighton after the death of her estranged mother, Tilda uncovers complicated truths before discovering the renewing power of a chosen family.
When Tallulah Jones was thirteen, her grandmother plucked her from the dank Oakland apartment she shared with her unreliable mom and brought her to the family ostrich ranch in the Mojave Desert. After eleven years caring for the curious, graceful birds, Tallulah accepts a job in Montana and prepares to leave home. But when Grandma Helen dies under strange circumstances, Tallulah inherits everything and just days before the birds inexplicably stop laying eggs.
The Last Bathing Beauty
Amy Sue Nathan
A former beauty queen faces the secrets of her past, for herself and the sake of her family’s future. It’s never too late for a second chance.
The Silent Treatment
After Maggie intentionally overdoses on sleeping pills and ends up in a coma, her estranged husband, Frank, must figure out how to explain why he had withdrawn from the world and stopped speaking to her–before he loses her forever.
The Roxy Letters
Mary Pauline Lowry
Writing a series of letters to the hapless ex living in her spare bedroom, a chronically broke artist with a heart of gold teams up with two close friends to save their Austin community from overdevelopment.
The Beauty of Your Face
Enduring the harrowing minutes of a shooting attack on her school by a radicalized assailant, a school principal and daughter of Palestinian immigrants experiences flashbacks about the bigotry she faced as a child and the disappearance of an older sister.
One Perfect Summer
When Serenity Alston swabbed her cheek for 23andMe, she joked about uncovering some dark ancestral scandal. The last thing she expected was to discover two half sisters she didn’t know existed. Suddenly, everything about her loving family is drawn into question. And meeting these newfound sisters might be the only way to get answers. The women decide to dig into the mystery together at Serenity’s family cabin in Lake Tahoe. With Reagan navigating romantic politics at work and Lorelei staring down the collapse of her marriage, all three women are converging at a crossroads in their lives. Before the summer is over, they’ll have to confront the past and determine how to move forward when everything they previously thought to be true was a lie. But any future is easier to face with family by your side
Magnolia Table Vol. 2: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering
Beautifully photographed, and filled with dishes that should be shared, the author, in this second volume, gives readers abundant reasons to gather together through 145 recipes for each meal of the day.
A talented songwriter resists her daughter’s painful questions about the musician father who died before she was born and is forced to confront heartbreak when her daughter embarks on a search for her father’s family.
The Big Finish
A curmudgeonly senior who would avoid a nursing home forges an unexpected bond with his estranged granddaughter, an abused child who is rapidly succumbing to the alcoholism that once painfully overshadowed his own life.
The House of Deep Water
Forced to return to the small Michigan hometown they fled years earlier, an over-confident mother, an ambivalent daughter and a solitary black woman find themselves navigating affairs, secrets and a local scandal with ties to the past.
Bound by a tragic accident, three very different teens at a California ranch pursue respective interests before sexual tension indelibly transforms their lives.
The Knockout Queen
In a novel of love, violence and friendship in the California suburbs, privileged teen Bunny Lampert befriends in-the-closet rebel Michael, who lives on the other side of the tracks.
Feels Like Falling
Kristy Woodson Harvey
After losing her job, breaking up with her boyfriend and moving out with nowhere to go, Diana Harrington’s luck changes when she is offered an empty guest house by the woman who inadvertently got her fired.
The Heirloom Garden
Moving to Grand Haven with her traumatized veteran husband, Abby bonds with her reclusive next-door neighbor over a shared love of flowers that they cultivate together, discovering hope and healing along the way.
Struggling to replace the homes they have lost in their conflict-scarred homeland, five young people improvise a home together in an abandoned airplane before an irresistible opportunity tests their bond.
The Sweeney Sisters
When Maggie, Eliza, and Tricia Sweeney find out they have a sister they never new they had, it throws their father’s literary legacy, and their own lives, into upheaval.
The Secrets of Love Story Bridge
A single father’s brave act of saving a woman’s life sparks an unexpected journey that helps him find a second chance at love.
Amy Jo Burns
Growing up in a cloistered mountain cabin cut off from everyone in the outside world except her mother’s best friend, a fanatical snake handler’s daughter risks everything to defy her father and pursue a different future.
Alli Frank and Asha Youmans
Determined to protect her daughter from making the mistakes of her own past, a model-turned-admissions director is stymied by her strong-willed daughter’s preferences and a friend’s recommendation to start dating again.
Brooke Lea Foster
Set during the splendid summer days of 1960s Martha’s Vineyard, a historical novel pulls back the curtain on a mysterious and wealthy family, as seen through the eyes of their nannyâ”a college student who, while falling in love on the elegant island, is also forced to reckon with the dark underbelly of privilege.
Someone Like You
Shattered by the discovery that she is not the biological daughter of her parents, Maddie abruptly ends an engagement and moves away before connecting with the grieving friend of a sister and family she never knew existed. Baxter Family Collection #6.
The Bright Side of Going Dark
Forced to fake her wedding for her sponsors after her fiance jilts her, a popular social media influencer tries to find a life offline.
I’d Give Anything
Marisa de los Santos
Ginny hides what she knows about the incident in which a friend’s firefighter father was killed for decades before a scandal involving her husband threatens to destroy everything.
A novel of what-might-have-been follows Hillary Rodham as she takes a different path, blazing her own trail–one that unfolds in public as well as in private–and one that crosses paths again and again with Bill Clinton.
Happy and You Know It
Accepting a job as a playgroup musician for Park Avenue infants after her band rises to stardom without her, Claire is drawn into the glamorous world of wealthy clients who hide secrets and betrayals beneath competitive social-media stardom.
The Prettiest Star
A young, gay man who left small-town Appalachia for New York City in 1980 returns home to die six years later after contracting AIDS, in a novel about love, family and redemption from the award-winning author of The Evening Hour.
A Week at the Shore
Returning to her family’s Rhode Island beach home after a 20-year estrangement, a real estate photographer navigates painful family secrets that test her bonds with her sisters, while her 13-year-old daughter pursues desperately wanted family ties.
The Sun Sister
Still reeling from her father’s death, a famous model grieves through drugs and alcohol until she receives a shocking letter from a stranger claiming to be her grandmother. (The Seven Sisters Series; 6)
On Ocean Boulevard
Mary Alice Monroe
Returning to Charleston after a 16-year absence, Cara Rutledge reconnects with family members before her second wedding is abruptly halted by a devastating illness. By the best-selling author of The Summer Guests
All My Mother’s Lovers
Shattered by revelations about the recently deceased mother who never entirely accepted her sexuality, a gay woman tracks down the men in her mother’s hidden second life while coming to terms with new understandings about monogamy.
The Death of Jesus
J. M. Coetzee
A conclusion to the trilogy that began with The Childhood of Jesus finds a curious David organizing a soccer team under a local orphanage director who succumbs to a mysterious illness
Red Dress in Black and White
From the widely acclaimed author of Waiting for Eden: a stirring, timely new novel that unfolds over the course of a single day in Istanbul: the story of an American woman attempting to leave behind her life in Turkey–to leave without her husband.
The Second Home
Inheriting their family’s Cape Cod summer home years after long-term estrangement, two sisters are reunited by a man with a legitimate claim to the property who would set the record straight.
The Vanishing Half
Separated by their embrace of different racial identities, two mixed-race identical twins reevaluate their choices as one raises a black daughter in their southern hometown while the other passes for white with a husband who is unaware of her heritage.
Two Truths and a Lie
Meg Mitchell Moore
From the author of The Islanders comes a warm, witty and suspenseful novel filled with small-town secrets, summer romance, big time lies and spiked seltzer, in the vein of Liane Moriarty.
I Was Told It Would Get Easier
A freedom-seeking teen questioning her future goals and an insecure mom who would strengthen their bond embark on a college tour with a bus full of strangers only to see their carefully mapped plans devolve into off-road misadventures.
Friends and Strangers
J. Countney Sullivan
Struggling to adjust to small-town life after having a baby, an accomplished New York City journalist immerses herself in social media before bonding with a babysitter from a very different walk of life.
All Our Summers
On the picturesque Maine coast, two aging sisters, one a flashy New York interior designer, the other a women who stayed in Maine to have a family, clash over the nineteenth-century family home.
Shadows of Foxworth
Continuing the events from Beneath the Attic and Out of the Attic, the prequel trilogy to the Dollanganger series comes to a riveting end with The Shadows of Foxworth, a passionate novel about Corrine Foxworth’s intense desire to flee her overbearing life trapped in the Foxworth estate.
What You Wish For
When the new principal turns out to be the former, unrequited crush of her teen years, elementary school librarian Samantha Casey discovers that he is a changed man, determined to destroy everything she loves about the school, which forces her to take action.
To the Edge of Sorrow
A group of brave Jewish partisans escapes from a ghetto and establishes a hiding place in the Ukrainian forest to survive World War II, sabotage German forces and rescue Jewish prisoners from trains heading toward concentration camps.
Serenade for Nadia
Based on the real-life sinking of a refugee ship during World War II, this heartbreaking Turkish novel follows a single mother who is tasked by her employer to look after an elderly German-born Harvard professor visiting the city who reveals the tragic circumstances that brought him to Istanbul 60 years before.
It’s February 1976, and Odessa, Texas, stands on the cusp of the next great oil boom. While the town’s men embrace the coming prosperity, its women intimately know and fear the violence that always seems to follow. In the early hours of the morning after Valentine’s Day, fourteen-year-old Gloria Ramirez appears on the front porch of Mary Rose Whitehead’s ranch house, broken and barely alive. The teenager had been viciously attacked in a nearby oil field&;an act of brutality that is tried in the churches and barrooms of Odessa before it can reach a court of law. When justice is evasive, the stage is set for a showdown with potentially devastating consequences.
In Elizabeth I’s England, a fourteen-year-old girl who steals a loaf of bread is sentenced to be a sin eater, a shunned woman who must assume the sins of the dead, and becomes drawn into a dangerous mystery at the heart of a corrupt and violent court.
Cassandra Austen hunts down a trove of letters written by her deceased sister, Jane, and confronts the buried secrets they hold, secrets not only about Jane but also about Cassandra herself.
A Hundred Suns
In the 1930s an American journeys to Indochine in the name of family fortune, the glamorous world she finds herself in, and the truth she may be running from.
The Astonishing Life of August March
An irrepressibly optimistic oddball orphan is thrust into the wilds of postwar New York City after an extraordinary childhood in a theater. Like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a classic tale of a young innocent who finally finds his way, reminds us that everyone can find love. Even August March.
The Queen of Paris: A Novel of Coco Chanel
Pamela Binnings Ewen
This novel based on the real life of Coco Chanel reveals an unseen side to the celebrated icon as she trades fashion for espionage during World War II to protect her name, her business, and her legend.
The German Heiress
For readers of The Alice Network and The Lost Girls of Paris, an immersive, heart-pounding debut about a German heiress on the run from British authorities, who discovers dark secrets about her family’s past in post-World War II Germany.
The Book of Lost Friends
Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt&;until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, is suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lie the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.
A sweeping, vibrant first novel following a family of Indian sharecroppers at the onset of World War I, revealing an unknown part of California history.
The Florios of Sicily
Captures the many lives of Italy’s greatest family, the Florios, from their humble origins as Sicilian shopkeepers to their dominance as titans of industry.
A Thousand Moons
Winona Cole, an orphaned child of the Lakota Indians, finds herself growing up in an unconventional household on a farm in west Tennessee. Raised by her adoptive parents John Cole and Thomas McNulty, whose story Barry told in his acclaimed previous novel Days Without End, she forges a life for herself beyond the violence and dispossession of her past.
Where the Lost Wander
Set on Overland Trail in 1853, a young widow sets off with her family for a life out West–a journey fraught with hardship, fear, death and terrible sacrifice that leads her into the arms of a half-Pawnee man straddling two worlds.
The Paris Hours
Four individuals share an extraordinary day in Paris between the wars, including a maid in possession of a lone surviving Marcel Proust manuscript and a lovesick artist who would repay an impossible debt through a partnership with Gertrude Stein.
The daughter of respected Jewish music artists finds her culturally rich life in 1938 Vienna shattered by the Nazi invasion and a devastating secret that threatens her efforts to start over in a Bolivian Andes refugee community.
Daughter of the Reich
Questioning her dutiful support of her Nazi father in the wake of her growing attraction to a longtime Jewish friend, Hetty embarks on a secret affair that is challenged by rising anti-Semitism.
Katheryn Howard, the Scandalous Queen
A latest series entry traces the story of the tragic fifth wife of Henry VIII, Katheryn Howard, a teenage beauty who succumbs to the courtship of the ailing king and tries to bear him a son while hiding a dangerous secret. (Six Tudor Queens; 5)
The Queen’s Secret
Endearing herself to the British people with her kindness and strength, Elizabeth the Queen Mother, the wife of George VI and mother of a future Elizabeth II, orchestrates Edward VIII’s exile while hiding damaging secrets.
Keep Saying Their Names
Traces the parallel stories of a Norwegian family navigating generations of fallout in the aftermath of World War II and the Nazi double agent who sent their ancestor to his death and used their home as a torture chamber.
The First Actress
C. W. Gortner
A historical tale inspired by the life of French actress Sarah Bernhardt traces the rise of a courtesan’s daughter whose rebellious style and refusal to give up her child lead her to become the most acclaimed performer of her time.
The Jane Austen Society
A group of disparate bibliophiles bands together in the small English village of Chawton in the hopes of restoring the final home of Jane Austen, revealing their respective losses along the way.
The Voyage of the Morning Light
Kay and Thea are half-sisters, separated in age by almost twenty years, but deeply attached. When their stern father dies, Thea travels to Nova Scotia for her long-promised marriage to the captain of the Morning Light. But she cannot abandon her orphaned young sister, so Kay too embarks on a life-changing journey to the other side of the world
The Last Train to Key West
In 1935 three women are forever changed when one of the most powerful hurricanes in history barrels toward the Florida Keys.
A historical novel featuring Bram Stoker is set during the golden age of West End theater in a London shaken by the crimes of Jack the Ripper.
The Paris Library
Based on a true story, describes how a lonely, 1980s teenager befriends an elderly neighbor and uncovers her past as a librarian at the American Library in Paris who joined the Resistance when the Nazis arrived.
Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror
Katie M. Flynn
In the wake of a highly contagious virus, California is under quarantine. Sequestered in high rise towers, the living can’t go out, but the dead can come in–and they come in all forms, from sad rolling cans to manufactured bodies that can pass for human. Wealthy participants in the ‘companionship’ program choose to upload their consciousness before dying, so they can stay in the custody of their families. The less fortunate are rented out to strangers upon their death, but all companions become the intellectual property of Metis Corporation, creating a new class of people–a command-driven product-class without legal rights or true free will.
The Rise of Skywalker
The Resistance has been reborn. The spark of rebellion is rekindling across the galaxy. But although Rey and her fellow heroes are back in the fight, the war against the First Order, now led by Supreme Leader Kylo Ren, is far from over. Rey, Finn, Poe, and the Resistance must embark on the most perilous adventure they have ever faced. And this time, they’re facing it together. With the help of old friends, new allies, and the mysterious guidance of the Force, the story that began in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and continued in Star Wars: The Last Jedi reaches an astounding conclusion.
The House in the Cerulean Sea
Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He’s tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world. Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light. This is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place and realizing that family is yours.
Part The Handmaid’s Tale, part The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Forced to drop out of school to help support her family, Lena takes a lucrative job as a secret laboratory subject before devastating side effects make her question how much she can sacrifice
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires
A supernatural thriller set in South Carolina in the ’90s about a women’s book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious stranger who turns out to be a real monster
The Glass Magician
After surviving a stage magic trick that goes horribly wrong, Thalia Cutler discovers she can shapeshift and plans to make inroads with the members of New York’s high society in the early 1900s.
Legacy of Ash
An unmissable fantasy debut–an epic tale of intrigue and revolution, soldiers and assassins, ancient magic and the eternal clash of empires .Ruling families plot against one another with sharp words and sharper knives. Blinded by ambition, they remain heedless of the threat posed by the invading armies of the Hadari Empire.
The Last Emperox
This thrilling conclusion to the best-selling Interdependency series follows Emperox Grayland II as she fights a desperate final battle for her crown and empire while striving to save her citizens from eternal intergalactic isolation. (The Interdependency sequence; 3)
Robert Jackson Bennett
A sequel to Foundryside finds Sancia and her allies fighting the city’s robber barons before a legendary hierophant reappears and launches a campaign to destroy Tevanne.
You Let Me in
After notorious recluse and eccentric best-selling author Cassandra Tipp disappears, and his assumed dead, she leaves behind her massive fortune and one final manuscript, which plunges the town into her deepest, darkest secrets. For fans of The Woman in the Window–but with a supernatural twist.
When Murderbot’s human associates are captured and need its help, it must choose between inertia and drastic action, in this first, full-length standalone novel about a sentient murder machine programmed for destruction.
My Mother’s House
Moving his family to an immigrant enclave in New York in the hopes of starting over, an emotionally damaged Haitian man succumbs to dark impulses that have dangerous ripple effects for the others living in his home.
A charming dragon fantasy novel where a trans girl named Razia runs away from home, finds a community of trans women known as hijras, falls in love, and steals back her dragon.
Latitudes of Longing
An award-winning debut from India explores the love and longing between humanity and the earth through the stories of a botanist, a clairvoyant, a geologist, a revolutionary’s mother, a shapeshifting turtle and other protagonists.
When Russia and China forge an unlikely alliance to claim the moon’s natural resources, Brad McLanahan and the Iron Wolf Squadron scramble to prevent the construction of a heavily armed moon base. (Brad McLanahan series; book 6)
P.W. Singer and August Cole
Narrowly averting a Union Station bombing, an FBI special agent teams up with the world’s first police robot before investigating a criminal conspiracy that is armed with cutting-edge tech.
A modern retelling of the Bigfoot legend is presented as a gripping journal by a woman from a high-tech Pacific Northwest community who becomes cut off from civilization by a volcanic eruption before witnessing the flight of starving humanoid beings.
Mysteries, Thrillers, and Suspence
Death in the Family
Transferring to her fiance’s sleepy hometown in the aftermath of a traumatic event, former NYPD detective Shana Merchant teams up with fellow investigator Tim Wellington to investigate a suspicious death that is complicated by a violent nor’easter.
Watching from the Dark
When a vibrant young woman is murdered over video chat, a small-town detective wades into a circle of friends and lovers with dangerous secrets.
The Animals at Lockwood Manor
A debut novel for fans of Sarah Perry and Kate Morton: when a young woman is tasked with safeguarding a natural history collection as it is spirited out of London during World War II, she discovers her new manor home is a place of secrets and terror instead of protection.
Mrs. Mohr Goes Missing
A charming, witty, and deliciously spooky mystery, inspired by the work of Agatha Christie, following a bored socialite who becomes Cracow’s most cunning amateur sleuth.
Cross Her Heart
When her sister Erin is murdered and Erin’s husband goes missing, Philadelphia homicide detective Bree Taggert vows to uncover the secrets of her sister’s life and death but when the danger hits close to home, her own family is caught in a death grip.
The Familiar Dark
Seeking answers in the wake of her daughter’s murder, a woman from a small Missouri Ozarks community is forced to confront the truth about her own brutal childhood.
The Missing Sister
Shayna Darby is finally coming to terms with her parents’ deaths when she’s delivered another blow. The body of her estranged twin sister, Angela, the possible victim of a serial killer, has been pulled from the Seine. Shayna heads to Paris. But while cleaning out Angela’s apartment, Shayna makes a startling discovery: a coded message meant for her alone.
Who Speaks for the Damned
C. S. Harris
Drawn into the investigation of a disowned nobleman’s death amid the disappearance of a mysterious young boy, Sebastian St. Cyr pieces together clues about the boy’s identity and the victim’s high-risk decision to return home. (A Sebastian St. Cyr mystery; 15)
Death on Tuckernuck
Investigating a double shooting on a luxury yacht that was grounded during a hurricane three days before her wedding, Nantucket Police Detective Meredith Folger struggles to untangle a case involving false identities, missing guns and a cargo of heroin. (The Merry Folger Nantucket mysteries; 6)
The Stolen Letter
Bookseller Delaney Nichols meets a woman who believes she is Mary, Queen of Scots, reborn; and when the Cracked Spine book shop is royally threatened, she must work to save the shop. (A Scottish bookshop mystery; 5)
The Benefit of Hindsight
Recuperating after losing his arm in a violent incident, DCS Serrailler finds his efforts to pursue more rehabilitative work complicated by a breaking-and-entering case that tests the limits of his skills and stability. (A Simon Serrailler case; 10)
The Last Hunt
Investigating a cold case involving the disappearance of a former cop, Hawks police investigator Benny Griessel and his partner, Vaughn Cupido, are embroiled in the efforts of a former revolutionary who risks his anonymity to expose government corruption. (A Benny Griessel Mystery; 8)
Strike Me Down
Hired by a feminist athletic empire to track down a fortune in stolen prize money, a forensic accountant with a secret connection to the client is pressured to investigate, only to encounter shocking and deadly truths.
The Body in the Garden
Recently widowed and returning to 1815 London society, Lily Adler overhears a desperate young main attempting blackmail at a ball, only to be shot dead moments later, and vows to investigate after the magistrate is bribed to drop the case.
The Stolen Gold Affair
While Quincannon goes undercover to investigate a string of gold thefts in a lucrative mine, his bride-to-be, Sabina, tackles an audacious real-estate scam and an abusive young man’s villainous secret. The 8th Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery.
Broken: Six Short Novels
Drug dealers, bounty hunters, fugitives, struggling cops and lost souls rob, steal, kill, corrupt and betray their way through five intense novellas in this collection from the internationally best-selling author of The Border.
A Bad Day for Sunshine
Challenged to prove herself when her New Mexico community becomes the center of a nationwide manhunt, police chief Sunshine Vicram is seduced by an alluring FBI agent and a sultry U.S. Marshal who test her feelings for a childhood crush.
No Going Back
Determined to protect her daughter from a powerful triad enforcer, Nora Watts forms an unlikely partnership with an eccentric playboy billionaire and a private investigator to uncover a shadowy criminal cabal in southeast Asia.
A Shadow Intelligence
When his fellow operative and paramour goes missing in Kazakhstan, MI6 agent Elliot Kane is drawn into a maelstrom of private agencies, state deception and conflicting agendas in a region torn by corruption and political strife.
Death of an American Beauty
In 1913, while on a break from her duties as a lady’s maid in Gilded Age New York, Jane Prescott is drawn into a murder investigation after a woman’s body is found outside of a refuge for women run by her uncle. (Jane Prescott series; 3.)
While a woman flees for her life in Siberia and a traitorous CIA officer goes into hiding within the Russian mafia, James Reece slowly recovers from brain surgery, unaware that he has been targeted by dangerous adversaries.
The New Husband
After meeting Simon Fitch, a teacher from her daughter Maggie’s middle school, widow Nina Garrity has hopes of putting her shattered life back together, but her friends aren’t so sure that Simon has the best of intentions.
To save her mother, a con artist who hustled to give her a decent childhood, Nina must run her most audacious, dangerous scam yet that involves a privileged young heiress as they both try to survive the greatest game of deceit and destruction they will ever play.
A year after the disappearance of her son, Marin, a shadow of herself, hires a P.I. to pick up where the police left off, only to discover that her husband is having an affair with a younger woman, which is a problem Marin wants to fix by any means necessary.
Breaking her personal rule about avoiding relationships when she falls for an ambitious entrepreneur, defense attorney Samantha Brinkman is challenged to prove her lover’s innocence of murder when his alibi and past are thrown into question. (Samantha Brinkman #4).
The Diva Spices it Up
Agreeing to ghostwrite the cookbook of a former actress, Sophie also investigates a murder after discovering her predecessor in that position is actually now a ghost.
Witness to Death
According to Publishers Weekly, “Graham stands at the top of the romantic suspense category,” and fans will be eager to read this early, nail-biting tale of romantic suspense that pairs a witness in a high-profile murder case and her protection officer.
Take Me Apart
A riveting debut novel of psychological suspense about a young archivist whose obsession with her subject’s mysterious death threatens to destroy her fragile grasp on sanity.
And the Killer Is…
G. A. McKevett
When a nonagenarian movie star is found murdered in her derelict 1920s mansion, private investigator Savannah Reid, Dirk and the Moonlight Magnolia gang search for answers dating back to Hollywood’s golden era. (Savannah Reid mystery; 25.)
Deep in the Alaskan Woods
Alexandra Collister came to Alaska looking for a fresh start. Rugged wilderness tracker Quinn Mantell offers to be her guide. Still recovering from a toxic previous relationship, Alex is wary of getting too close, but when savagely deep claw marks appear outside her bedroom window, keeping her distance from Quinn is no longer an option.
David Hagberg and Lawrence Light
When a small group of international business tycoons threaten to obliterate the world economy, only SEC computer expert Cindy David can stop them and teams up with a former Navy SEAL turned FBI employee to unravel the plot and save the economy from becoming the Second Great Depression.
Murder on Pleasant Avenue
When Gino Donatelli is wrongly implicated by the police in a brutal murder, Frank and Sarah navigate long-simmering precinct resentments to uncover the truth. (A gaslight Mystery; 23)
The End of October
Investigating dozens of mysterious deaths in an Indonesian internment camp, a World Health Organization doctor finds himself on a race to uncover the origins of a mysterious killer virus and find a cure before it decimates world populations.
Taking a job on an isolated island to hide from her former inmate ex-husband, Felicity is offered help from a doctor who would understand Felicity and her ex’s complicated past.
Have You Seen Me?
Arriving at work to discover that she has suffered a dissociative fugue and lost five years of her memory, a finance journalist examines a traumatic past event before connecting her experience to an unsolved murder.
Ghosts of Harvard
Defying her family to investigate the suspicious suicide of her schizophrenic genius brother, a Harvard freshman begins to hear the voices of three paranoia-inducing ghosts from different eras in American history.
Hard Cash Valley
Investigating a murder in a Jacksonville motel room, Dane Kirby and his FBI counterpart, Special Agent Roselita Velasquez, find themselves in a race against time to save a boy on the autism spectrum whose savant talents are being violently exploited.
The Secrets of Bones
A follow-up to The Scent of Murder finds Jazz Ramsey giving a cadaver dog demonstration at a school career day before her canine companion uncovers the body of a former teacher who went missing under suspicious circumstances. (Jazz Ramsey mystery; 2)
Set up to take the fall for an illegal covert ops mission targeting a hostile cyber intelligence organization, operations officer Michael Dunne emerges from a year in prison determined to bring justice to the CIA insiders who destroyed his life.
A Good Marriage
Begged for help by an old friend, an overworked lawyer investigates a suspicious death in a Brooklyn brownstone before she is confronted by a close-knit circle of parents who would protect an exclusive school.
Robert B. Parker’s Grudge Match
Reluctantly taking the case of a long-time gangster associate who will forgive a betrayal in return, private investigator Sunny Randall tracks down the man’s missing girlfriend and business partner before the murder of a witness reveals unanticipated dangers. Sunny Randall #8.
The Third Sister
A high-action conclusion to the best-selling series finds Ilka Jensen embarking on a formidable journey when an astonishing revelation pulls her into a violent world where she confronts the answers she has been seeking. (Ilka Jensen Series, Book 3)
A dangerously curious, rebellious undergraduate uncovers a shocking secret about an exclusive circle of students and the dark truths beneath their school’s promises of prestige.
This is How I Lied
A pregnant detective, still haunted by the cold case murder of her best friend decades earlier is forced to relive the past and finally understand what happened when new evidence comes to light and the case is reopened.
Shakespeare for Squirrels
An uproarious hardboiled mystery inspired by Shakespeare’s most-performed play finds The Serpent of Venice’s Pocket of Dog Snogging assuming the duties of a murdered Puck to identify hidden adversaries who have complicated an arranged marriage.
Connected by the deadly obsessions of a single man, five very different women endure lives of danger and anguish, including a mother whose daughter’s murder remains unsolved.
The New Girl
Devastated when her best friend loses her baby at the same time her own is born, a new mother becomes increasingly paranoid about an ambitious young temp who she believes would steal her glamorous magazine job.
Reluctantly returning to her Sydney hometown when her father is implicated in a disappearance from 30 years earlier, Isla confronts devastating secrets about her parents and their long-ago next-door neighbors.
When a terrifying past-life regression during a girls’ weekend in Salem reveals a local politician’s sinister nature, FBI Krewe of Hunters special agent Jon Dickson teams up with an apprehensive witness to stop a twisted serial killer. (Krewe of Hunters; 30)
The Shooting at Chateau Rock
When a wealthy farmer is found dead amid revelations about his disinherited family, Bruno follows leads to a Russian oligarch and a shadowy multinational conglomerate in a case involving the chief suspect’s daughter and an aging rock star. (A Bruno, Chief of Police novel)
The Murder of Twelve
Jessica Fletcher tackles an Agatha Christie-style mystery when a sudden blizzard traps her in a hotel with hostile strangers who are barely tolerating each other during the nuptials of a bride and groom from rival families. (A Murder, She Wrote mystery)
The Last Flight
Working for months on a plan to escape her secretly violent husband, Claire impulsively swaps airline tickets with a stranger also on the run before a fateful accident compels her to assume the other’s identity.
Read or Alive
Delighted when the Georgia Antiquarian Book Society chooses Catalpa Springs for its annual fair, septuagenarian librarian Cleo Watkins investigates the murder of a con artist who had stolen a prized book from Cleo’s cousin. (Bookmobile Mystery Series, Book 3)
Read and Buried
Librarian Lucy Richardson unearths a mysterious map dating back to the Civil War. But if she can’t crack its code, she may end up read and buried. (A Library Lighthouse Mystery)
In this Christain Romance, Embracing a sober and responsible life after a devastating accident, a former financial analyst and news anchor becomes the unexpected guardian of his emotionally withdrawn teenage niece at the same time he bonds with a fragile single mother.
Can’t Hurry Love
Stranded in Sunshine, Colorado, after the death of her husband, Randy, who was hiding dark secrets, widow Lola Williams swears off love forever until she asks Sheriff Drew Taylor for help in uncovering Randy’s hidden life.
You and Only You
LilyAnn Bronte was the Peachy-Keen Queen-the epitome of success in her hometown of Blessings, Georgia. But after losing her fiance in the war in Iraq, LilyAnn’s zest for life went into decline. When a new guy arrives in town, she thinks she might finally be ready to take back her life and embarks on a quest to remake herself from start to finish. With a little help from her friends, she finally feels like herself again, and is shocked to realize that love was always just right next-door…
The Wedding War
Once upon a time, Melanie and Tennyson were inseparable—but their friends-4ever promises were shattered when a secret was revealed at Mel’s wedding. But now Mel’s daughter and Teeny’s son have fallen in love—and announced their engagement.
A social-media influencer in recovery from an eating disorder enlists the aid of a firefighter and dive captain to play the part of her boyfriend after her actual one is a no-show for a family vacation in Key West.
The Ingredients of You and Me
A successful bakery owner trades in her city life for a small town world after visiting her best friend and deciding to stay in the latest addition to the series following Meet Me on Love Lane.
The Knockout Queen
In a novel of love, violence and friendship in the California suburbs, privileged teen Bunny Lampert befriends in-the-closet rebel Michael, who lives on the other side of the tracks.
Family for Beginners
Falling in love with a widower, Flora accepts an invitation to accompany his family on an annual summer holiday to England’s Lakes District, where she struggles to bond with her boyfriend’s grieving teenage daughter.
The Tourist Attraction
After only two weeks in Moose Springs, Alaska, Zoe Caldwell falls in love with the mountains and the wilderness and possibly also the grumpy owner of a local diner called The Tourist Trap.
Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish
In this Christian Romance fiction, hot-tempered celebrity chef Max Cavanagh publicly fell from grace, leaving southern belle celebrity chef Hadley Beckett at the center of the drama. Now forced to work together again, these polar opposites will either fall in love or burn down the kitchen.
The Trouble With Hating You
Fleeing a dinner party when she is set up with a lawyer, a biochemical engineer is surprised to encounter the same man a week later when he arrives to help her struggling company.
The Summer Set
Relegated back into obscurity by age discrimination, a former Hollywood A-list star returns to the theater where she got her start and reconnects with her director former flame before a celebrity rival threatens their summer production.
An acclaimed but blocked literary master and a best-selling novelist who has stopped believing in true love agree to a summer-long writing project that challenges them write well in each others’ styles.
Real Men Knit
Determined to keep his late adoptive mother’s Harlem knitting shop open, one of four brothers accepts the help of a craft-savvy businesswoman who is hiding her secret crush on him.
The Somerset Girls
As Autumn and Ember work hand-in-hand to save the animal rescue property their grandparents created, they’ll see that family can be a blessing and a curse.
Say Yes to the Duke
Relieved by the attention of a quiet vicar at her debut ball, the plain and shy Viola Astley unexpectedly finds her reputation compromised by the Duke of Wynter who will stop at nothing to win her heart. (The Wildes of Lindow Castle Series, Book 5)
Something to Talk About
When her career is threatened by a red-carpet photo that appears to have romantic undertones, a Hollywood showrunner and her female assistant are targeted by paparazzi before realizing their actual feelings for each other.
Dumped by his fiancée, not only is Miles couch-surfing across New York City, but downsizing has forced him to set up shop at a café. Also, he no longer believes in love until chill L.A. transplant Zoey walks into his life.
Recipe for Persuasion
The author of Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors adapts Jane Austen’s Persuasion in the story of a chef who partners with her celebrity first love during a reality-show competition she hopes will save her restaurant.
The Lies that Bind
Forging an unlikely connection with a stranger at a bar who warns her against resuming a dysfunctional relationship, an aspiring reporter investigates when the man goes missing on September 11, 2001.
The Way of Love
A follow-up to Secrets of My Heart finds a medical student and anti-racism activist hiding the secret of her heritage to help the native populations of Oregon and tend the wounds of a handsome riverboat captain.
The Summer Deal
Returning to her Wildstone hometown in the aftermath of a latest heartbreak, Brynn discovers that her tough but chronically ill rival, Kinsey, is actually her half-sister, before agreeing to a summertime relationship with a childhood crush.
The Sight of You
Unable to help falling in love with a woman who offers him a second chance, a man who secretly experiences dreams about the future makes a difficult choice in the face of a daunting premonition about their future together.
The Marriage Game
Set up by traditional-minded parents who would arrange her marriage, a first-generation Indian-American immigrant is chaperoned on dates by a successful family friend who has reservations about how his sister’s arranged marriage turned out.
The best-selling author of Summer of ’69 presents a tale inspired by the film, Same Time Next Year, that follows a man’s discovery of his mother’s long-term relationship with the husband of a Presidential frontrunner.
A Walk Along the Beach
When the younger sister she has always protected recovers from a dangerous illness and announces her intention to summit Mount Rainier, an older sister manages personal concerns by taking a chance on a relationship with a charming freelance photographer.
Sea of Stars Volume 1: Lost in the Wild Heavens
Being a space-trucker sounds like a cool job, but the reality is can be boring as hell. So when recently-widowed GIL gets a long-haul gig across the universe, he figures it’s safe enough to bring his young son KADYN along for the ride — that is until their “big rig” gets bitten in half by a gigantic Space Leviathan! Now separated from his young son — with a breached suit that’s venting oxygen at an alarming rate — Gil must defy the odds and stay alive long enough to rescue Kadyn.
Black Hammer / Justice League. Hammer of Justice
DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics present the ultimate superhero crossover event of 2019! A strange man arrives simultaneously on Black Hammer Farm and in Metropolis and both worlds are warped as Starro attacks! Batman, Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman, Superman, and more crossover with Golden Gail, Colonel Weird and the rest of the Black Hammer gang!
Batman: Last Knight on Earth
Twenty years in the future Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham Asylum. Young. Sane. And…he’s never been Batman. So begins this sprawling tale of the Dark Knight as he embarks on a quest through a devastated DC landscape featuring a massive cast of familiar faces from the DC Universe. As he tries to piece together the mystery of his past, he must unravel the cause of this terrible future and track down the unspeakable force that destroyed the world as he knew it
Carthago 2 : Origins
Twelve years have passed since Lou Melville and her mother discovered the ruins of an ancient underwater city with billionaire Feiersinger. Now the heiress to his fortune, Lou is leading a scientific expedition researching the megalodon. It’s clear the young woman has not lost her taste for exploration, but she is still unaware of her origins.
We’ll Soon Be Home Again
Jessica Bab Bonde
Based on interviews with six Holocaust survivors, these first-person point of view stories relate living through the de-humanization and starvation in concentration camps and the industrial-scale mass murder in extermination camps.
Family Tree 1
When an eight-year-old girl begins to transform into a tree, her single Mom, troubled brother, and possibly insane grandfather embark on a bizarre and heart-wrenching odyssey across the back roads of America, desperately searching for a way to cure her horrifying transformation before it’s too late.
The Umbrella Academy Vol. 2: Dallas
Following the near apocalypse created by one of their own and the death of their beloved mentor Pogo, the team is despondent, but when it’s time for another catastrophic event to rouse the team into action, each member of the team is distracted by some very real problems of their own