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Blood: A Memoir by Allison Moorer
Moorer turns her lyrical storytelling powers to recount the events leading up to the moment that forever altered her own life and that of her older sister, Shelby.

Blue Moon by Lee Child
Jack Reacher offers aid to an elderly couple only to be confronted by the most dangerous opponents of his career.

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow
The untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse, and the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.

Debt-Free Degree: The Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Your Kid Through College Without Student Loans by Anthony OnealDebt Free Degree teaches parents how their kid can graduate from college without debt, even if they haven’t saved for it.

Drive Your Plow Over the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
When her neighbor turns up dead, and then other bodies turn up under strange circumstances, Janine, a recluse in a remote Polish village who prefers the company of animals over humans, inserts herself into the investigation, certain she knows whodunit.

Grand Union: Stories by Zadie Smith
The award-winning author of White Teeth presents a first collection of 10 original short stories and selections from her most-lauded pieces as first published in The New Yorker and other prestigious literary magazines.

Home Work by Julie Andrews
Andrews describes her years in the film industry, from the incredible highs to the challenging lows and her collaborations with giants of cinema and television, as well as her personal story of adjusting to a new and often daunting world, dealing with the demands of unimaginable success, being a new mother, the end of her first marriage, embracing two stepchildren, adopting two more children, and falling in love with the brilliant and mercurial Blake Edwards.

How to Get Money for College 2020 by Peterson’s
This directory contains information on financial opportunities for college including federal grants, work-study programs, need-based and non-need-based gift aid, and athletic awards from more than 2,500 four-year colleges.

Hymns of the Republic by S. C. Gwynne
From the New York Times best-selling and award-winning author of Empire of the Summer Moon and Rebel Yell comes an epic account of the dramatic conclusion of the American Civil War.

I Really Needed This Today by Hoda Kotb
An inspiring collection of quotes by the Emmy-winning Today anchor and best-selling author of Hoda features personal selections from her popular Instagram account and urges readers to establish connections and find meaning in everyday life.

The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons
A fugitive Kihrin navigates a secret rebellion and a formidable dragon to help a mysterious Joratese woman prevent the wizard Relos Var from obtaining an artifact of extraordinary power.

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Alex Stern is offered a chance to attend one of the world’s most prestigious universities on a full ride by mysterious benefactors who, in return, want her to monitor the activities of Yale’s secret societies whose occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.

The Nugget by P. T. Deutermann
Compelled by the Pearl Harbor attack to serve in some of World War II’s most dangerous air battles, a young naval aviator leads a mission to rescue prisoners from a secluded POW camp.

On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey by Paul Theroux
Legendary travel writer Paul Theroux drives the entire length of the US-Mexico border, then goes deep into the hinterland, on the back roads of Chiapas and Oaxaca, to uncover the rich, layered world behind today’s brutal headlines.

Salvation Lost by Peter Hamilton
The comparative utopia of twenty-third century Earth is about to go dreadfully awry when a seemingly benign alien race is abruptly revealed to be one of the worst threats humanity has ever faced.

The Way I Heard It by Mike Rowe
Emmy-award winning gadfly Mike Rowe presents a ridiculously entertaining, seriously fascinating collection of his favorite episodes from America’s #1 short-form podcast, The Way I Heard It, along with a host of memories, ruminations, illustrations, and insights.

 

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Agent Running in the Field by John Le Carre
Desperate to resist the political turbulence of his 2018 London home, a young man establishes connections that lead him down a dark and dangerous path.

The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson
The award-winning author of A Short History of Nearly Everything presents an engaging head-to-toe tour of the human body that shares anecdotal insights into its functions, ability to heal and vulnerability to disease.

The Deserter by Nelson DeMille
A year after a trained assassin with classified Army intelligence disappears under suspicious circumstances, an Army investigator’s efforts to capture the man alive are complicated by his partner’s inexperience and suspected role as a CIA spy.

Martha Stewart’s Cookie Perfection by Martha Stewart Living Magazine
Showstopper cookies for a new generation: from Martha Stewart, an authoritative and creative collection to take your cookies to the next level in flavor, technique, and decorative appeal.

Movies (and Other Things) by Shea Serrano
The number one New York Times bestselling author turns his attention to movies in this new book in which many, many things happen, some of which are funny, others of which are sad, all of which are handled with the type of care and dedication to pop culture.

The Night Fire by Michael Connelly
Receiving a notebook with details about a 20-year cold case, homicide detective Harry Bosch teams up with LAPD detective Renée Ballard before uncovering disturbing clues about his late mentor.

A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith by Timothy Egan
The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author of The Immortal Irishman traces an ancient pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome, visiting some of Christianity’s most important shrines to explore the faith’s past, present and future.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier by Ree Drummond
A latest ranch-inspired collection by the best-selling author and Food Network host includes step-by-step, family-friendly recipes for such fare as Instant Pot Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal, Cheesy Lasagna Soup and Mean Green Mac & Cheese.

Quantum: A Thriller by Patricia Cornwell
Detecting a tripped alarm on the eve of a top-secret space mission, NASA pilot and cybercrime investigator Captain Calli Chase uncovers disturbing clues that point to her missing twin.

Rachael Ray 50 by Rachael Ray
America’s favorite self-taught cook opens up about the most memorable moments of her life in this candid memoir-inspired cookbook featuring 125 all-new recipes.

Supernova Era by Cixin Liu
When a distant supernova showers the Earth with radiation that kills all adults, the planet’s surviving teens begin acting on violent ideas to rebuild the world.

To the Land of Long Lost Friends by Alexander McCall Smith
Mma Ramotswe reconnects with an old friend who has been having problems with her daughter, but she discovers that getting involved in family affairs is always a delicate proposion.

Tough Love: My Story of Things Worth Fighting For by Susan Rice
Recalling pivotal moments from her career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, the national security advisor to President Obama and former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. chronicles her life in service to family and country.

The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You by Dina Nayeri
The award-winning author of Refuge draws on first-person testimonies in an urgent portrait of the refugee crisis that reveals how it happened and the harmful ways that Western governments respond to the inhumane conditions refugees endure.

What We Talk about When We Talk about Books by Leah Price
The author of How to Do Things With Books in Victorian Britain draws on encounters with librarians, booksellers and activists to challenge common fears about how the digital age is triggering the end of reading.

Witch Hunt by Gregg Jarrett
Jarrett asserts that the bureaucratic malfeasance and malicious politicization of our country’s justice system was weaponized by Democrats and the media to create a claim that Trump was working for the Russians.

 

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The National Book Awards were established in 1950 to celebrate the best writing in America.  This week’s list includes several of the finalists for that award.  In addition are new autobiographies  by Demi Moore and Elton John and next-in-series featuring Virgil Flowers (John Sanford), Charlie Parker (John Connolly), and Bailey (David Cameron.)

Bloody Genius by John Sandford
Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate a murder, the result of two feuding university departments that have faced off on the battleground of PC culture on campus, and he soon comes to realize he’s dealing with people who, on this one particular issue, are functionally crazy.

A Book of Bones by John Connolly
From the forests of Maine to the deserts of the Mexican border, from the canals of Amsterdam to the streets of London, Charlie Parker will track those who would cast this world into darkness.

Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris
A  novel based on a true story follows a Russian woman who is forced by a concentration-camp commandant to become his lover and is subsquently sent to Siberia after being found guilty of collaborating with the enemy.

Death is Hard Work by Khaled Khalifa
With the landscape of their childhood now a labyrinth of competing armies whose actions are at once arbitrary and lethal, the siblings’ decision to set aside their differences and honor their father’s request to be buried in Damascus quickly balloons from a minor commitment into an epic and life-threatening quest.  National Book Award Finalist

A Dog’s Promise by Bruce Cameron
A family on the verge of breaking apart needs Bailey’s help, but if Bailey helps this family he won’t remember his previous lives, the connections he’s made, and the humans he’s met and loved.

Full Throttle: Stories by Joe Hill
Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including “In The Tall Grass,” one of two stories co-written with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix.

Girl by Edna O’Brien
Abducted by Boko Haram, a young woman makes a hair-raising escape from her northeast Nigerian prison before confronting the hostility and bureaucracy of being the mother of a child fathered by enemies.

The Guardians by John Grisham
Cullen Post travels the country fighting wrongful convictions and taking on clients forgotten by the system, but with client Quincy Miller, he gets far more than he bargained for as powerful, ruthless people do not want Miller exonerated.

Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky
A single mother’s desperate efforts to escape an abusive relationship are thrown into turmoil by her son’s disappearance and reappearance days later with an imaginary friend.

Inside Out: A Memoir by Demi Moore
Throughout her rise to fame and during some of the most pivotal moments of her life, Demi Moore battled addiction, body image issues, and childhood trauma that would follow her for years all while juggling a skyrocketing career and at times negative public perception.

Letters from an Astrophysicist by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
In this hand-picked collection of 101 letters, Tyson draws upon cosmic perspectives to address a vast array of questions about science, faith, philosophy, life, and of course, Pluto.

Me: Elton John Official Biography by Elton John
The biography of the multiple Grammy-winning legend and flamboyant superstar, and the most enduringly successful singer-songwriter of all time.

A Mrs. Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber
Mrs. Miracle shows an ordinary family that they are blessed beyond belief in this uplifting holiday tale

The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 by Garrett M. Graff
Drawing on never-before-published transcripts, recently declassified docu­ments, original interviews, and oral histories from nearly five hundred government officials, first responders, witnesses, sur­vivors, friends, and family members, Graff paints the most vivid and human portrait of the September 11 attacks yet.

Solitary by Albert Woodfox
Chronicles the author’s achievements as an activist during and after spending forty years in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit, describing how he has committed his post-exoneration life to prison reform.  National Book Award Finalist

Stealth by Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington is trying to enjoy some downtime at his English retreat when he’s unceremoniously sent off to the remote reaches of the UK and into a deadly snare.

Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
A narrative-upending novel about what happens when a first love between high school students is interrupted by the attentions of a charismatic teacher.  National Book Award Finalist

The Yellow House: A Memoir by Sarah M. Broom
The Yellow House tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area, the story of a mother’s struggle against a house’s entropy, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after Hurricane Katrina.  National Book Award Finalist

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This week’s shelf of new books includes an exciting thriller by a Miami native, Vanessa Lillie, along with a host of mysteries, romance, and thought-provoking nonfiction to while away a chilly fall evening.

 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive, Live Happy: 101 Stories About Creating Your Best Life by Amy Newmark
Your attitude is a powerful tool, and these stories from real people show you how to think yourself into a more fulfilling, happier life.

Dachshund Through the Snow by David Rosenfelt
Wanting to grant the selfless Christmas wishes of a child in need, lawyer Andy Carpenter and his wife track down the boy’s father, who has been arrested for a murder that his family swears he did not commit.

Death in Focus by Anne Perry
In a series debut by the best-selling author of the William Monk mysteries, an intrepid young photographer carries her imperiled lover’s final, urgent message into the heart of pre-World War II Berlin as Hitler is ascending to power.

Gun Digest 2020 by Jerry Lee
A latest edition of a leading resource collects informative and historical articles by top field writers to profile the newest models and accessories, sharing additional coverage of subjects ranging from hunting and defense to target practice and collecting.

How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations by Max Lucado
The best-selling author of Anxious for Nothing and Unshakeable Hope challenges societal norms about the pursuit of happiness, counseling readers on Scriptural approaches to making decisions and enabling a life of sustainable, lasting fulfillment.

A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie
A battlefield hero, a ruthless socialite and a woman with the ability to glimpse into the future find their world and prospects transformed by escalating tensions among the disparate supporters of magic and machine development.

Little Voices by Vanessa Lillie
Haunted by postpartum problems that manifest as a cruel voice in her head, Devon Burges is bent on proving a close friend not guilty of murder, but as Devon digs into the evidence the voice in her head grows more insistent and the danger more intense.

The Lying Room by Nicci French
A married woman’s affair with her boss spirals into a dangerous game of chess with the police when she discovers his murdered body and clears the crime scene of all evidence.

Met Her Match by Jude Deveraux
The daughter of an abandoning reprobate fights her feelings for a wealthy engaged man, triggering scandal and revelations throughout the community of Summer Hill, Virginia.

Next Level Thinking: 10 Powerful Thoughts for a Successful and Abundant Life by Joel Osteen
Osteen asserts that when we leave behind the negative mind-sets, the scarcity mentality, and the limits others have put on us, we’ll experience the life of victory, favor, and abundance that was meant for us all along.

Permanent Record by Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.

Pursuit by Joyce Carol Oates
A new bride experiences a recurrence of a childhood nightmare before attempting suicide, compelling her husband to uncover her torturous upbringing by an abusive parent.

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
Two families from different social classes are joined together by an unexpected pregnancy and the child that it produces.

The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution by Eric Foner
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Fiery Trial presents a timely history of the constitutional changes that built or compromised equality within America’s foundation, documenting alarming parallels between the Jim Crow era and the present day.

Shut Up and Listen!: Hard Business Truths That Will Help You Succeed by Tilman Fertitta
For aspiring entrepreneurs or people in business, this book will help you take your company to the next level, know what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong to operate your business, and if you’re just getting started, it will help set you up for success.

The Stalking by Heather Graham
A police officer teams up with an FBI consultant, her former high-school classmate, to investigate a possible serial killing that may exonerate an innocent man.

The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger
A woman is forced to confront the dark secrets of her past when a serial killer strikes too close to home.

The Timepiece by Beverly Lewis
Adeline Pelham shows up unexpectedly in Hickory Hollow and her very existence is a reminder of the painful secret that has so recently upended the Miller household, making this a challenging time to welcome an Englisher — especially this Englisher — into their midst.

We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer
An urgent call to action on climate change by the author of Eating Animals shares insight into the climate denial mindset while identifying meat farms as a primary source of environmental pollutants.

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Ever wonder how to: survive in the digital age, reverse aging, respond to today’s problems following inadvisable advice, figure everything out, or cook stylishly accessible recipes?  We’ve got the latest scoop on this week’s shelf of new books.

Antoni in the Kitchen by Antoni Porowski
The food guru and breakout star of the Netflix smash hit Queer Eye unveils the stylishly accessible, healthy recipes fans have been waiting for.

Beholding and Becoming: The Act of Everyday Worship by Ruth Chou Simons
Simons asserts that we become what we behold when we set our hearts and minds on Christ and His redemption story here in the details of our daily lives.

Bomber’s Moon by Archer Mayor
An investigative reporter and a private investigator reluctantly team up to connect a double homicide under investigation by Joe Gunther to the crimes of a small-town drug dealer.

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
When Cyril Conroy becomes wealthy, his first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia, but the purchase sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.

The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir by Samantha Power
The Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.N. Ambassador traces her journey from an Irish immigrant to a human rights activist, sharing insights into her career as a war correspondent and her influential views on foreign policy.

Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
The award-winning star of MarieTV and host of “The Marie Forleo Podcast” outlines a simple mindset that significantly increases the odds of pursuing goals successfully, sharing advice on how to manage self-doubt, haters and making high-risk decisions.

Lifespan: Why We Age—And Why We Don’t Have To by David Sinclair
The acclaimed Harvard professor and one of Time’s “Most Influential People” identifies common misconceptions about aging, sharing provocative insights into the cutting-edge, global effort to slow, stop and reverse aging.

The Nanny by Gilly MacMillan
Growing up blaming her mother after the mysterious disappearance of her beloved nanny, an embittered woman is forced to return home decades later when the discovery of human remains forces her to question everything she thought she knew.

No Judgments by Meg Cabot
A young woman has to deal with the aftermath of a fierce hurricane — and an equally stormy romance.

Tools and Weapons: The Promise and Peril of the Digital Age by Brad Smith
The president of Microsoft shares frank insights into the responsibilities of companies that create technology to work with governments, keep pace with innovation and safeguard their innovations from being used as weapons.

Violet by Scott Thomas
Returning home to Lost Lake where she lost her mother to cancer 30 years earlier, newly widowed Kris Barlow, determined to take a stand against grief along with her young daughter, is soon plunged into a nightmare when she is haunted by her long-abandoned imaginary friend.

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Hiram Walker almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river but is saved from the depths by a force he doesn’t understand, a blue light that lifts him up and lands him a mile away.

The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman
Sent away to 1941 Paris when Berlin becomes too dangerous for Jewish families, a young girl bonds with her protective mystical golem; while her friend, a rabbi’s daughter, rises to become a defender of their people.

Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith
Taking us from California to the Arizona desert; to a Kentucky farm as the amanuensis of a friend in crisis; to the hospital room of a valued mentor; and by turns to remembered and imagined places, this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery.

 

 

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Nineteen titles to get your heart racing or help you change your life.  As George R.R. Martin says, A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” Stop by your library and add to your lives.

 

29 Seconds by T. M. Logan
When a manipulative co-worker valued for the millions he brings to their university targets her with sexual harassment, a young professor rescues the child of a powerful man who offers to repay her by making her co-worker disappear.

Boundless by R. A. Salvatore
Restored to life centuries after his death, Zaknafein, the father of Drizzt, struggles to adapt to a world where different races and genders are accepted, before dark forces compel him to reclaim his warrior heritage.

Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead by Jim Mattis and Bing West
A former secretary of Defense and a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine join forces to off an account of how they learned to lead in a chaotic world.

Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay
When an outbreak of fatal elevator crashes in Manhattan coincides with a sinister drop in emergency response services, two seasoned New York detectives and a straight-shooting journalist race against time to find answers.

For the Love of Music: A Conductors Guide to the Art of Listening by John Mauceri
In this beautifully written guide, a protégé of Leonard Bernstein, his colleague for 18 years, draws on his profound knowledge to answer the questions: Why should I listen to classical music? How can a get the most from the listening experience?

How to: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems by Randall Munroe
The creator of the web comic xkcd and best-selling author of What If? and Thing Explainer shares inadvisable advice for responding to today’s problems, from using social media for weather forecasts to powering a home by destroying the fabric of space-time.

Killer Instinct by James Patterson
The suspicious death of a professor reunites Dr. Dylan Reinhart and Detective Elizabeth Needham against a terrorist plot targeting New York City.

Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson
Investigating the suspicious suicide of a Wyoming shepherd, sheriff Walt Longmire uncovers disturbing connections to a violent family before the case is further complicated by the appearance of a giant wolf.

The Long Call by Ann Cleeves
When a man with an albatross tattoo on his neck is murdered in North Devon, Detective Matthew Venn is forced to return to the strict evangelical community of his childhood, where his investigation uncovers deadly secrets.

Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer
Investigating the theft of a priceless Rembrandt painting, London detective William Warwick comes up against a suave art collector and his brilliant lawyer, who are willing to bend the law to the breaking point to stay one step ahead of William.

The Oracle: The Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled by Jonathan Cahn
The best-selling author of The Harbinger and The Paradigm takes inspiration from the seven mysteries of the jubilean prophecies, documenting an investigation into an elusive Oracle and an ancient prophecy about the modern world.

Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments by Emily Jensen
Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler help you understand and apply the gospel to common issues moms face so you can connect your Sunday morning faith to the Monday morning tantrum and experience hope, freedom, and joy in every area of motherhood.

The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime – to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR, where no one dare publish it, and help Pasternak’s magnum opus make its way into print around the world.

A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
After countless meals of boiled eggs and dry toast, Violet Speedwell saves enough to move out of her mother’s place and into the town of Winchester, home to one of England’s grandest cathedrals where she is drawn into a society of broderers–women who embroider kneelers for the Cathedral, carrying on a centuries-long tradition of bringing comfort to worshippers.

There’s No Plan B for Your A-Game by Bo Easton
Former pro athlete, playwright, and acclaimed leadership coach Eason shows exactly what it takes to be the best using proven tools and training that has worked for Olympic medalists, military leaders, bestselling authors, professional athletes, and business executives and their teams.

The Titanic Secret by Clive Cussler
When NUMA Director Dirk Pitt finds a document inside an antiquated submersible left behind a century earlier by legendary detective Isaac Bell, it reopens a mystery involving an international power scheme aimed at seizing control of a rare element.

A Trick of Light by Stan Lee
Two heroic teenagers—one born with extraordinary gifts, one unwillingly transformed—together can change the world … or put it in the destructive hands of a danger beyond imagination.

Vendetta in Death by J. D. Robb
Homicide detective Eve Dallas investigates the sordid past of a wealthy businessman for clues to help her track down a vigilante killer who calls herself Lady Justice.

What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr
Waking up in a nursing-home Alzheimer’s Unit with no memory of how she got there, Rose Dennis orchestrates an escape but does not know who to trust.

 

 

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The long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale is on this week’s shelf along with a book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters who broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuses.

 

Akin by Emma Donoghue
A funny, heart-wrenching tale of an old man and a boy, born two generations apart, who unpick their painful story and start to write a new one together.

At Death’s Door by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Trapped inside a voodoo doll after a spell gone wrong, a cursed woman is offered a chance at a new life by fighting against the beast that is consuming her world.

The Fifth Column by Andrew Gross
A tense, stirring thriller of a family torn apart set in 1939 against the backdrop of a nation plunged into war.

Black Spire by Delilah Dawson
With the help of a traitorous trooper and her acerbic droid, General Leia Organa begins to gather a colorful band of outcasts and misfits, and embarks on a mission to spark the fire of resistance on Batuu–before the First Order snuffs it out entirely.

Ice Cold Heart by P. J. Tracy
With the help of Grace MacBride and her partners at Monkeewrench Software, Detectives Magazine and Rolseth investigate a grisly murder that exactly mirrors a previous homicide.

The Institute by Stephen King
In the most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from kidnapped children the force of their extranormal gifts.

Radicals, Resistance, and Revenge: The Left’s Plot to Remake America by Jeanine Pirro
The host of Justice With Judge Jeanine presents a highly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling Liars, Leakers and Liberals that outlines arguments for why the author believes current progressive agendas are underlying basic American values.

Robert B. Parker’s the Bitterest Pill by Reed Farrel Coleman
When a popular cheerleader dies of a suspected overdose, Police Chief Stone battles school administrators, teachers, distrustful students, and overprotective parents as he tries to unravel the drug supply chain and expose the criminals behind it.

Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-Luck Jay by Julie Zickefoose
For fans of Wesley the Owl and The Soul of an Octopus, the story of a sick baby bird nursed back to health and into the wild by renowned writer/artist Julie Zickefoose.

She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor
The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters who broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuses discuss the suspenseful untold story of their investigation, the way it changed their careers and whether or not the #MeToo movement changed things for the better.

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell
The popular podcast host and author explores how people interact with strangers and why these exchanges often go wrong, offering strategic tips for more accurate and productive interactions.

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Set fifteen years after Offred stepped into an unknown fate, this sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale” relates the experiences of three female narrators from Gilead.

The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis
In 1845 Yorkshire, a young wife and mother has gone missing from her home, leaving behind two small children and a large pool of blood, and it is up to the Brontë sisters to investigate.

Where the Light Enters Sara Donati
Dr. Sophie Savard returns home to help Dr. Anna Savard, her dearest friend, cousin, and fellow physician, continue her work aiding disadvantaged women, but both are drawn into some mysterious murders by Anna’s Detective-Sergeant husband.

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After the Flood by Kassandra Montag
A tale set in an anarchic near-future America of mountaintop colonies surrounded by rising oceans finds an independent woman trading for supplies and information about the daughter who was stolen from her eight years earlier.

Cold Storage by David Koepp
A debut novel by the screenwriter of Jurassic Park follows the desperate mission of a Pentagon bioterror operative and two unwitting security guards to contain a highly contagious, deadly organism.

Dark Illusion by Christine Feehan
Fleeing her controlling family to warn the Carpathians of an imminent threat, mage Julia Brennan resists her explosive connection to centuries-old warrior Isai Florea, who recognizes her as his lifemate.

Fodor’s Los Angeles by Fodor’s Travel Guides
Fodor’s Travel Guides Detailed and timely information on accommodations, restaurants and local attractions highlight these travel guides, which feature a dramatic visual design, symbols to indicate budget options, must-see ratings, multi-day itineraries, Smart Travel Tips, helpful bulleted maps and much more.

Ghost Fire by Wilbur Smith
Torn apart by their parents’ death, Theo seeks redemption in the British military during the French Indian War, while his sister makes her way from abusive guardians into France’s high society, before being lead to the French battlefield in North America.

Guinness World Records 2020 by Guinness World Records
The world’s most popular record book is back with thousands of new categories and newly broken records, covering everything from outer space to sporting greats via Instagram, fidget spinners and all manner of human marvels.

The Lake of Learning by M. J. Rose
Cassiopeia Vitt is building an authentic French castle, but when a treasure is unearthed at the construction site a multitude of questions are raised, all pointing to an ancient and forgotten religious sect.

Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond by Alexandra Horowitz
The best-selling author of Inside of a Dog examines the complex interspecies pairing that has bonded humans and dogs, tracing the contradictions, from breeding to abandonment, that mark present-day human-canine relationships.

The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier by Ian Urbina
A Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigative reporter profiles the rampant criminal and exploitative activities of the world’s unmonitored ocean regions, uncovering a vast global network of industry corruption, piracy and trafficking.

Quichotte by Salman Rushdie
Quichotte, an aging traveling salesman obsessed with the “unreal real” of TV, falls in impossible love with a queen of the screen; while obsessively writing her love letters, he wishes an imaginary son, Sancho, into existence and together they set off across America in Quichotte’s trusty Chevy Cruze to find her and convince her of his love.

Thank You for My Service by Mat Best
A memoir from an five-tour Army Ranger who became a YouTube phenomenon follows him from Columbus, Georgia, to Ramadi and offers front-line action as well as comfort and counsel in the form of humor while he advocates for veterans.

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
Fleeing the Depression-era school for Native American children who have been taken from their parents, four orphans share a life-changing journey marked by struggling farmers, faith healers, and lost souls.

 

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Serious topics are on this week’s shelf of new books including domestic violence, impeachment, and mosqitoes which have had a deadly impact on humanity through the ages, along with the latest from Louis Penny, Danielle Steel, and David Lagercrantz.

 

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
A beekeeper and his artist wife have their lives upended and must flee after war destroys their home in Aleppo, Syria, and they set off on a dangerous journey through Turkey and Greece, towards an uncertain future in England.

Beneath the Attic by V. C. Andrews
After becoming pregnant and marrying in to the Foxworth family in 1890, Corrine Dixon discovers nothing is what it seems on the family’s labyrinthine estate.

A Better Man by Louise Penny
Searching for a missing woman amid a catastrophic flood and blistering social media attacks, a demoted Armand Gamache bonds with the victim’s distraught father, who contemplates a murder of his own.

The Dark Side by Danielle Steel
When Zoe Morgan falls in love and has her own child, she is determined to be a perfect mother, but before long, old scars long dormant begin to pull Zoe to the edge of an abyss too terrifying to contemplate.

Fodor’s New York 2020 by Fodor’s Travel Guides
Fodor’s New York City, with color photos throughout, captures the universal appeal of the city’s world-renowned museums, iconic music venues, Broadway spectacles, and, of course, gastronomic delights.

The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz
Determined to confront her nemesis, Lisbeth Salander closes in on her target to settle lifelong scores, while Mikael Blomkvist attempts to track her down and protect her, in spite of the fact that he is powerless against her enemies.

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
A best-selling author, National Book Award-winner and professor combines ethics, history, law and science with a personal narrative to describe how to move beyond the awareness of racism and contribute to making society just and equitable.

The Impeachers: the Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation by Brenda Wineapple
An account of the impeachment of Andrew Johnson shares insights into the his disregard of Congress, opposition to civil rights, and anti-Reconstruction stance, exploring the roles of such impeachment contributors as Ulysses S. Grant and Thaddeus Stevens.

Kill Zone by Kevin J. Anderson
Tasked with performing a high-level security review of a Cold War weapons facility-turned-nuclear waste storage site, a small team of experts becomes trapped on an overextended site on the brink of a radioactive meltdown.

The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator by Timothy C. Winegard
Follows the history of the nefarious and pesky mosquito and its impact on humanity throughout the ages and around the globe, explaining how the tiny insect influenced the results of wars, colonization and the modern world order.

No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise Snyder
An award-winning journalist and expert guest explores America’s epidemic of domestic violence and how it has been misunderstood, sharing insights into what domestic violence portends about other types of violence and what countermeasures are needed today.

The Other’s Gold by Elizabeth Ames
College roommates Lainey, Ji Sun, Alice, and Margaret become inseparable friends, but as they progress from college to adulthood, each of them makes a terrible mistake that forces their friendships to evolve.

The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth by Josh Levin
Levin provides an account of the life of one of America’s most notorious welfare cheats, who committed much darker crimes, and who became the figure behind the myth of the “welfare queen.”

Tin Badges by Lorenzo Carcaterra
Retired NYPD detective Tank Rizzo becomes guardian to his orphaned, teenage nephew who reveals an interest in true crime and stunning computer skills and must debate involving his young charge in an effort to take down a notorious drug dealer.

The Ventriloquists by E. R. Ramzipoor
Helene’s world changes when she befriends a rogue journalist, Marc Aubrion, who draws her into a secret network that publishes dissident underground newspapers.

 

Shelf of new books

Joy Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee Creek Nation and was named United States Poet Laureate this year.  Her latest book of poetry, An American Sunrise, is on this week’s shelf of new books.  Harjo resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

 

American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race by Douglas Brinkley
The historian author of Cronkite draws on new primary source material and firsthand interviews in a reassessment of the space program that examines the political, cultural and scientific factors that launched NASA and the space race.

An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo
A stunning new volume from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States, informed by her tribal history and connection to the land.

Echoes: the Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories by Ellen Datlow
The essential collection of beloved ghost stories, compiled by the editor who helped define the genre—including stories from award-winning, bestselling authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Seanan McGuire, and Paul Tremblay.

The Last Ocean: a Journey Through Memory and Forgetting by Nicci Gerrard
The award-winning journalist and coauthor of the Nicci French best-sellers presents a lyrical, humane investigation into dementia that explores the journeys of both patients and their loved ones, exposing misguided protocols that contribute to unnecessary end-of-life pain.

The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter
After the kidnapping of a CDC scientist and a bombing in one of Atlanta’s neighborhoods, Georgia detective Will Trent and medical examiner Sara Linton find themselves pitted against a mysterious group intent on unleashing a deadly epidemic.

The Murder List by Hank Phillippi Ryan
A bright, hard-working law student married to a faithful and devoted husband discovers that everything she believes about her life is false and is caught up in a game of cat-and-mouse for her very survival.

Old Bones by Douglas Preston and Lee Child
Historian Clive Benton has discovered the long-lost diary of one of the Donner Party’s victims, an account which may break new ground in the truth of what happened in the wilderness all those years ago and point to an additional camp previously lost to history.

The Porpoise by Mark Haddon
When a young man attempts to rescue the daughter of a wealthy man who is imprisoned on her father’s estate, the attempt goes awry, sending him off on a fantastical sea voyage.

The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood
When an abduction tears Zee’s family apart, she turns to the last person she ever imagined—shy, autistic Gentry–and sets in motion a chain of events that will not only change both of their lives, but bind them to one another forever.

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory
During England’s seventeenth-century civil war, Alinor, a woman without a husband and skilled with herbs, helps a young man on the run and unwittingly brings disaster into the heart of her life.

Tiny but Mighty by Hannah Shaw
The professional animal advocate best known as the “Kitten Lady” provides expert guidelines for caring for vulnerable newborn kittens, sharing the stories of remarkable rescues while discussing topics ranging from feline overpopulation to animal welfare.

Travel Light, Move Fast by Alexandra Fuller
The best-selling author of Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight explores how her late father’s service during the Rhodesian War, work as a banana farmer in Zambia and preference of unpredictability over security inspired her life.

The Warehouse by Rob Hart
Set in the confines of a corporate panopticon that’s at once brilliantly imagined and terrifyingly real, The Warehouse is a near-future thriller about what happens when Big Brother meets Big Business–and who will pay the ultimate price.–

The Whisper Man by Alex North
Mourning the death of his wife, a father and his young son move to Featherbank for a fresh start but find their new town has a dark past involving a serial killer named “The Whisper Man.”