Shelf of new books

Some authors are known for spinning a good yarn.  Tea Obrecht, author of The Tiger’s Wife, has spun a new one that comes highly recommended and is on this week’s shelf.

 

The Bitterroots by C. J. Box
Former police officer Cassie Dewell is starting over with her own private investigation firm and an old friend calls in a favor: she wants Cassie to help exonerate a man accused of assaulting a young girl from an influential family.

Blood Truth by J R Ward
After his sire’s unexpected death, Boone is removed from rotation in the Black Dagger Brotherhood and finds himself working for a human homicide cop to catch a serial killer.

Contraband by Stuart Woods
While in Florida, Stone Barrington joins forces with a local detective to investigate the disappearance of cargo from a plane crash, and when, by chance, a Manhattan case sheds light on the case, Stone sets out to connect the dots between the crimes.

The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall
In a novel that spans decades, the lives of two young couples become intertwined when the husbands are appointed co-ministers of a venerable New York City church in the 1960s.

A Dream about Lightning Bugs by Ben Folds
The genre-defying musician offers reflections on art, life, and music in a memoir that chronicles his artistic coming of age, from his working class childhood in North Carolina to the challenges of sustaining a multidecade career in the music business.

Inland by Tea Obreht
An unflinching frontierswoman riding out the Arizona Territory drought of 1893 finds her life intertwined with that of a former outlaw whose ability to see ghosts has inspired a momentous expedition.

The Last Good Guy by T. Jefferson Parker
While searching for a missing teenager, private investigator Roland Ford uncovers a dark conspiracy involving an American Nazi compound and a celebrity evangelist.

Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins
Emma has built a wonderful life for herself and her teenage daughter,  but is surprised by a phone call for help from the grandmother who raised her and then kicked her out when she became pregnant.

The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs
Forced by scandal to return to her Pacific coast childhood home, a Manhattan fashionista assumes guardianship over two orphans and bonds with a circle of fellow seamstresses before an unexpected challenge tests her courage and heart.

The Peaceful Valley Crime Wave by Bill Pronzini
In the quiet town of Peaceful Valley, Montana, Sheriff Lucas Monk must deal with an unexpected crime wave, which is ignited by the theft of a wooden cigar store Indian.

River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey by Helen Prejean
An activist nun known for campaigning to end the death penalty describes her spiritual journey from a person who prayed for God to solve the problems of the world to someone who actively works to transform social injustices.

The Russia Account by Stephen Coonts
Burglar-turned-CIA-officer Tommy Carmellini finds himself assigned to a French-led European Anti-Terrorism Task Force after Islamic extremists attack and burn a wing of the Louvre Museum in Paris.

The Swallows by Lisa Lutz
When one of her creative writing assignments generates some disturbing responses from students, new teacher Alexandra Witt ignites a gender war, with deeply personal–and potentially fatal–consequences for everyone involved.

That’s What Frenemies are For by Sophie Littlefield
A Manhattan socialite transforms her spin instructor into a fitness superstar to reclaim her own fading influence over her privileged friends only to find herself overwhelmed by her husband’s arrest, her friends’ disloyalty and her protégé’s over-the-top ego.

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center
When a family emergency compels her move from Texas to Boston, a skilled firefighter becomes the only woman in her new firehouse and navigates discrimination, low funding and her private edicts about falling in love with another firefighter.

The Wolf Wants In by Laura McHugh
In rural Blackwater, Kansas, Sadie Keller confronts a dark secret about her brother’s death while eighteen-year-old Henley Pettit becomes increasingly desperate to escape their opioid-ravaged community.

 

Don’t miss the Friends of the Library book sale held on Sept. 7th during the Designs of Autumn Festifall event in the 66 Cultural District.  Tables of books for no more than $1 each plus special deals on bags of books!

Shelf of new books

This week’s shelf has three new Christian fiction books, the latest by Robert Crais, Rhys Bowen, the ever prolific James Patterson, et. al., and several new suspense and historical novels by some names you may recognize.

 

All the Water in the World by Karen Raney
Sixteen-year-old Maddy, who has cancer, grapples with her first romantic relationship, searches for the father she has never met, and tests the limits of her relationship with her mother, all while facing an uncertain future.

Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch
The perfect book for understanding how the internet is changing the English language, why that’s a good thing, and what our online interactions reveal about who we are.

Careful What You Wish For by Hallie Ephron
A professional organizer whose husband is a hoarder distracts herself from her growing relationship troubles by focusing on her new clients, one of which takes her tipsy fantasy about life being more pleasant without spouses a little too far.

A Dangerous Man by Robert Crais
Elvis Cole uncovers is a twisted family story that involves corporate whistleblowing, huge amounts of cash, the Witness Relocation Program, and a long line of lies.

The Healing Jar by Wanda Brunstetter
After Lenore’s fiancée calls off their engagement, she resigns herself to being permanently single, but while working in her grandmother’s garden she digs up an old jar that may help her find healing.

Hunter’s Moon by Philip Caputo
A collection of short stories set in the same Michigan Upper Peninsula town, including tales of old high-school buddies on a hunting trip, once-a-year lovers, and a middle-age man and his grief-stricken father, combine together to form a novel.

The Inn by James Patterson
When Gloucester Inn is caught in the crossfire of a drug dealer’s activities, novice innkeeper and former Boston detective Bill Robinson teams up with a fearless band of tenants to organize a risky defense.

Is There Still Sex in the City by Candace Bushnell
A group of female friends navigates the ever-modernizing phenomena of midlife dating and relationships between The Village and Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Justice on Trial by Mollie Hemingway
Offering a deep dive into the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, two women with behind-the-scenes access—a senior editor of The Federalist and a Judicial Crisis Network senior counsel—reveal what really happened and give their views on what the bitterly divisive hearings mean for the future of the Court and the battle for the soul of America.

Love and Death Among the Cheetahs by Rhys Bowen
When Georgie and Darcy arrive in Kenya’s Happy Valley for their honeymoon, one of the leaders in the community is found dead, forcing them to navigate the local aristocracy’s wild parties and rampant infidelities to identify a killer in hiding.

Outfox by Sandra Brown
FBI agent Drex Easton is relentlessly driven by a single goal: to outmaneuver the sociopath once known as Weston Graham.

A Perfect Silhouette by Judith Miller
To help support her family and make use of her artistic skill, Mellie finds employment at a daguerreotype shop, where she creates silhouette portraits, and when romance begins to blossom with one of her charming customers, her life seems to have fallen perfectly into place — or has it?

The Perfect Wife by J P Delaney
A missing woman receives a second chance at life, thanks to her billionaire husband–but the consequences are deadly.

A Song of Joy by Lauraine Snelling
Nilda Carlson works to better herself and her immigrant community, and also enjoys weekly piano lessons with handsome schoolteacher Fritz.

Terns of Endearment by Donna Andrews
Meg’s grandfather has been booked to give lectures on a cruise as part of the education/entertainment itinerary, but the passengers’ vacation quickly becomes a nightmare when a crew member announces that a woman has jumped overboard.

Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn
Thrawn’s mastery of strategy must guide him through an impossible choice: duty to the Chiss Ascendancy, or fealty to the Empire he has sworn to serve.

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
When Rowan Caine stumbles across a position as a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary, she doesn’t know that she’s stepping into a nightmare.

The Women of Copper County by Mary Doria Russell
The award-winning author of The Sparrow presents a story inspired by the life of Annie Clements, retelling in historically authentic detail how in 1913 she lead a courageous strike against the world’s largest copper-mining company.

 

Shelf of new books

Suspense awaits you on this week’s shelf.  Secrets from the past can be very dangerous whether they come to light through a blackmailer who has hacked your computer or whether you find yourself in a team-building excercise involving an escape room from which there is no escape.

 

America’s Reluctant Prince: The Life of John Kennedy Jr. by Steven Gillon
A leading historian who was also a close friend of John F. Kennedy, Jr., offers a deeply researched, personal, surprising, and revealing portrait of the Kennedy heir the world lost too soon.

American Carnage by Tim Alberta
The Politico Magazine chief political correspondent reveals how a decade of cultural upheaval, populist outrage and ideological warfare made the GOP vulnerable to a hostile takeover by an unlikely presidential candidate.

Chances Are by Richard Russo
One beautiful September day, three 66-year-old men convene on Martha’s Vineyard, friends ever since meeting in college, and must puzzle out a lingering mystery from the summer of 1971.

Conviction by Denise Mina
An upper-class Edinburgh housewife who enjoys listening to the sordid details of true-crime podcasts has her world turned upside down when a new podcast turns out to have connections to her own dark past.

Dark Age by Pierce Brown
Outlawed by the Republic he founded, Darrow wages a destructive war on Mars; while heir-in-exile Lysander struggles to overcome or unite the treacherous Gold families.

The Escape Room by Megan Goldin
When four ruthlessly ambitious high-flyers working in the lucrative world of Wall Street finance are ordered to participate in a corporate team-building exercise that requires them to escape from a locked elevator, dark secrets of their team begin to be laid bare.

Game of Snipers by Stephen Hunter
Obsessively tracking a sniper with skills that match his own, Bob Lee Swagger teams up with the Mossad, the FBI, and local law enforcement to identify the killer’s next target.

Labyrinth by Catherine Coulter
While Lacey Sherlock searches for the missing CIA analyst involved in her recent car crash, Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith is targeted by a sheriff whose son has been implicated in the murders of three girls.

Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson
When her loved ones are put in danger by a blackmailer who threatens to expose dangerous secrets, a devoted family woman struggles to keep the upper hand in an escalating war of betrayal.

The Russian by Ben Coes
When criminals from the former Soviet Union establish a vicious underworld in the U.S., former Navy SEAL and CIA agent Rob Tacoma conducts a top-secret mission to neutralize the mob boss behind the murder of a CIA Special Ops leader.

Smokescreen by Iris Johansen
Racing to Africa when a village is attacked by guerilla forces, Eve Duncan begins to suspect a deeper plot before finding herself stranded in the jungle of an unstable country.

Someone We Know by Shari Lapena
In a quiet suburb in upstate New York, a teenager has been sneaking into houses—and into the owners’ computers—and causing a stir by learning and sharing the residents secrets.

The Tale Teller by Anne Hillerman
Investigating the disappearance of a priceless Navajo artifact, retired Tribal Police detective Joe Leaphorn receives a sinister warning at the same time a leading suspect dies under mysterious circumstances.

True Believer by Jack Carr
A reluctant tool of the United States government, Reece travels the globe, targeting terrorist leaders and unraveling a geopolitical conspiracy that exposes a traitorous CIA officer and uncovers a sinister assassination plot with worldwide repercussions.

 

Shelf of new books

Science, space, speeches, and suspense mixed with history, humanity, and hope can all be found in the pages of the books on this week’s shelf.  Go ahead and try one.

 

 

After the End by Claire Mackintosh
Disagreeing for the first time when their son falls ill and they receive conflicting doctor recommendations, a devoted couple finds a unique way for both of their preferences to become possible.

Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past by Sarah Parcak
The National Geographic Fellow and TED Prize winner tours the modern world of satellite-driven “space archaeology” and its role in significantly advancing human discoveries and understandings about the ancient world.

Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken
An unconventional New England family faces scandal, inheritance battles, and questions of paternities as viewed through their three generations of owning and operating a candlepin bowling alley in the town of Salford, Massachusetts.

The Chain by Adrian McKinty
A parent receives a panicked phone call from a stranger who reveals that both of their children have been kidnapped by someone who demands that they abduct another child to prevent the murders of their own.

Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country by Pam Houston
On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, beloved writer Pam Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it.

Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson
A geriatrician, writer and professor of medicine challenges the way people think and feel about aging and medicine through stories from her twenty-five years of patient care as well as from history, science, literature, popular culture, and her own life.

The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith
A French pioneer of silent films who has lived for half a century in a Hollywood hotel is forced to reckon with the reappearance of the lost movie masterpiece that left him bankrupt.

Knife by Jo Nesbo
Learning that a serial rapist and killer he helped put away has been released from prison, Harry Hole wakes up from a drunken blackout with mysterious blood on his hands.

Lost and Found by Danielle Steel
Spurred by old memories and a life-changing accident, Madison embarks on a cross-country adventure to reconnect with three very different men to reevaluate her past choices.

The Rational Bible: Genesis by Dennis Prager
The Rational Bible is the fruit of Dennis Prager’s forty years of teaching the Bible—whose Hebrew grammar and vocabulary he has mastered—to people of every faith and no faith at all.

The Shameless by Ace Atkins
Approached by two New York reporters to reopen a 20-year-old suicide case, Sheriff Quinn Colson finds the investigation complicated by a local crime syndicate’s involvement in a gubernatorial election.

The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrison
An anthology of the Nobel Prize-winning writer’s essays, speeches and commentary on society, culture and art includes her powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11, her searching meditation on Martin Luther King, Jr. and her poignant eulogy for James Baldwin.

Under Currents by Nora Roberts
Discovering unexpected allies when his successful father’s rages spiral out of control, Zane draws strength and insights from the darkness of the past to create a healthier family in adulthood.

Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert McFarlane
McFarlane presents an exploration of the Earth’s underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and geography, offering unsettling perspectives into whether or not humans are making the correct choices for Earth’s future.

A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell
Traces the lesser-known story of mid-20th-century spy Virginia Hall, detailing her pivotal role in coordinating Resistance activities in Europe that helped change the course of World War II.

 

Shelf of new books

This week’s shelf is packed with suspense in both fiction and nonfiction selections.  The impacts of war, of secrets, and family choices are all topics developed by authors both familiar and new.

 

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
The best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love traces the experiences of a theater insider in 1940s New York who discovers that she does not have to be a “good girl” in order to be a good person.

Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson
After a complication during a routine medical procedure leaves multibillionaire Richard “Dodge” Forthrast brain dead, his family uploads his brain into the cloud until technological advances allows it to be revived.

The Friends We Keep by Jane Green
Reconnecting 13 years after college, a supermodel whose career was derailed by an affair, the heartbroken wife of an alcoholic and an actor hiding a painful past find their bond tested by a dark secret.

It’s the Manager by Jim Clifton
Packed with 52 discoveries from Gallup’s largest study of the future of work, It’s the Manager shows leaders and managers how to adapt their organizations to rapid change- from new workplace demands to the challenges of managing remote employees, the rise of artificial intelligence, gig workers, and attracting and keeping today’s best employees.

Madame Fourcade’s Secret War by Lynne Olson
Olson tells the true story of the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, who was captured twice by the Nazis and managed to escape both times while keeping her network together.

My Life as a Rat by Joyce Carol Oates
Exiled from her family and church since the age of 12 for testifying honestly about a racist murder, a young woman reflects on the wrenching choice she was forced to make between her family and the truth.

No Crumbs Left by Teri Turner
A collection of healthful and satisfying recipes from the creator of NoCrumbsLeft.com incorporates favorite quotes and kitchen-wisdom tips into such Whole30-compliant options as Pistachio Pesto Chicken Breast, Shrimp Pad Thai and Spicy Pepperoncini Beef.

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
A letter from a son to a mother who cannot read reveals the impact of the Vietnam War on their family history and provides a view into parts of the son’s life that his mother has never known.

One Small Sacrifice by Hilary Davidson
Convinced that a wartime journalist with PTSD got away with a friend’s murder, NYPD detective Sheryn Sterling navigates inconsistent witness reports when the suspect’s fiancée, a beloved doctor, goes missing.

Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations by William H. McRaven
A memoir from an accomplished military leader recounts stories of bravery and heroism from his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America’s Special Operations Forces.

The Sentence is Death by Anthony Horowitz
When a celebrity divorce lawyer is found bludgeoned to death with a bottle of wine, private investigator Daniel Hawthorne is hired by the police to uncover the culprit.

Skin Game by Stuart Woods
When former CIA operative Teddy Fay travels to Paris in search of a treasonous criminal, his trail of clues leads to complicated secrets, evildoers making power grabs, and a global threat.

The Spies of Shilling Lane by Jennifer Ryan
Dethroned as the self-appointed queen of her village when her husband divorces her, Mrs. Braithwaite travels to London at the height of the blitz in search of her missing daughter, an effort that is complicated by a difficult secret.

This Storm by James Ellroy
A corrupt vice cop, a crime-lab whiz facing Japanese internment, a fascist police consultant to Army Intelligence and a rogue profiteer investigate a historically relevant murder in 1942 Los Angeles.

Unfreedom of the Press by Mark R. Levin
Levin presents a history of American journalism from the patriot press in the revolutionary war to partisan party-press, and a critique of the state of a once proud and respected profession.

Unsolved by James Patterson
Baffled by an outbreak of suspicious fatal accidents, FBI agent Emmy Dockery finds her investigation complicated by her vindictive ex and a plotting stranger.

Whiskers in the Dark by Rita Mae Brown
When a body is discovered in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Harry and her pets search for the killer while ghost sighting and threats complicate their investigation.

 

 

Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma (LTAIO)

Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma is a great way to connect with neighbors over books and ideas.  It is a reading and discussion series which consists of 4-5 sessions, each featuring a book from the chosen discussion theme. A humanities scholar opens each session telling about the author’s life, giving historical context to the book, sharing its contemporary relevance, and explaining how the book ties into the overarching theme. Participants then discuss their own thoughts about the book.

Starting in August we will offer the series Oklahoma Private Investigations.  The books in this series were selected based on three criteria: a well-plotted mystery with believable characters, a balance of different styles of mystery or crime writing, and a serious use of recognizably Oklahoma physical and social settings—whether actual or fictional.  Do they meet the criteria?  Let’s talk about it!

Sign up at the front desk and get a copy of the first book. Each monthly discussion will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room.

If you are not able to participate in the discussions but are interested in reading the books, we will be happy to order them for you through interlibrary loan.  Ask at the front desk for more information.

The Old Buzzard Had It Coming by Donis Casey
Thursday, Aug. 8
A housewife and mother of a large family investigates the murder of a neighbor who happens to be her daughter’s boyfriend’s father.

Letter from Home by Caroline Hart
Thursday, Sept. 12
A young reporter becomes an investigator and is driven by professional and personal motives to uncover the truth after officials have closed the case.

Capitol Offense by William Bernhardt
Thursday, Oct. 10
Ben Kincaid attempts to defend a college professor who has all the known facts stacked against him.

Twisted Perception by Bob Avery
Thursday, Nov. 14
Detective Kenny Elliot is set up by a killer and must go rogue to solve the latest string of killings in Tulsa.

The American Café by Sara Sue Hoklotubbe
Thursday, Dec. 12
Sadie Walela leaves the banking profession and purchases a small café, but when the former owner is murdered she finds herself in danger.

Shelf of new books

A fat shelf full of great reads, both fiction and nonfiction.  Stock up for your summer vacation!

 

The Big Kahuna by Janet Evanovich
When unlikely partners FBI agent Kate O’Hare and con man Nicholas Fox investigate a missing Silicon Valley billionaire known as the Big Kahuna, they go undercover as a married couple in Paia, Maui, to find the man’s son.

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
Thanks to Roosevelt’s Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome’s got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter who is not only a book woman, she’s also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else.

Brothers Down: Pearl Harbor and the Fate of the Many Brothers Aboard the USS Arizona
by Walter Borneman
A deeply personal and never-before-told account of one of America’s darkest events, the sinking of the USS Arizona during the Pearl Harbor attack.

The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution by Peter Hessler
From the acclaimed author of River Town and Oracle Bones, an intimate excavation of life in one of the world’s oldest civilizations at a time of convulsive change.

Collusion by Newt Gingrich
An FBI terrorism expert and a disgraced Navy SEAL team up to prevent the assassination of a high-ranking Kremlin official with knowledge of a planned terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer
Orringer presents a fictionalized account of American journalist Varian Fry’s 1940 trip to France to save the lives and work of Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust.

The Gordian Protocol by David Weber
Shattered by a psychotic episode that leaves him with traumatic battlefield memories not his own, an unassuming history teacher is approached by a mentally ill man who claims the memories are from an alternate-reality world.

If She Wakes by Michael Koryta
An insurance investigator finds herself on the run from a mysterious young hit man while examining the case of a young college student who has been rendered a locked-in syndrome patient by a suspicious accident.

The Kremlin Strike by Dan Brown
When a new administration challenges the Russian aggression head on, Brad McLanahan and the Iron Wolf Squadron devise a plan to destroy Russia’s new high-tech space station that has the ability to destroy satellites and attack strategic targets around the globe.

Light from Other Stars by Erika Swyler
Decades after her grieving father, a laid-off NASA scientist, triggers chaotic changes in his pursuit of life-extending technology, an astronaut confronts dangerous family secrets to stop a world-threatening crisis.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist’s world—where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she).

The Never Game by Jeffery Deaver
Hired to locate a missing young woman from Silicon Valley, Colter Shaw finds himself tracking a madman who stages scenes from his favorite game.

Once More We Saw Stars by Jayson Greene
Devastated by his 2-year-old daughter’s accidental death, a father in Upper West Side Manhattan navigates unendurable pain and taps the healing power of love to rebuild his shattered family.

The Pioneers by David McCullough
Best-selling author David McCullough tells the story of the settlers who began America’s migration west, overcoming almost-unimaginable hardships to build in the Ohio wilderness a town and a government that incorporated America’s highest ideals.

Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane
Forty-year-old May Attaway, a university gardener, sets out on an odyssey to reconnect with four old friends over the course of a year.

Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
After the Tri-Cities are declared a neutral zone, Mercy Thompson investigates the activities of a witch newcomer, while Adam provides security for a secret meeting between the government and the fae.

A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum
Three generations of Palestinian-American women in contemporary Brooklyn are torn by individual desire, educational ambitions, a devastating tragedy and the strict mores of traditional Arab culture.

 

Shelf of new books

This week’s list includes a book that has been compared to The Handmaid’s Tale, a book about the book Harper Lee didn’t write, and a plethora of books about family secrets, mysteries and love.

 

Becoming Us by Robin Jones Gunn
From the author of the best-selling Christy Miller and SisterChicks series comes a new book of community, friendship and tackling the hard things in life with God and loved ones around a table.

Blessing in Disguise by Danielle Steel
Loving three very different men throughout her lifetime, a single mother and art consultant examines the unique bonds she shares with her three daughters, before an unexpected twist of fate brings a past secret to light.

Bride Test by Helen Hoang
When his difficulties with processing emotions complicate the search for his bride, a Vietnamese-American on the autism spectrum is pursued by a hopelessly smitten girl from the Hot Chi Min City slums.

Castle on Sunset by Shawn Levy
The best-selling author of Rat Pack Confidential presents a deeply researched history of the iconic Hollywood hotel that explores its storied role in wild celebrity revelries, scandalous liaisons and creative breakthroughs.

The Farm by Joan Ramos
Ensconced within a Hudson Valley luxury retreat where expectant birth mothers are given luxurious accommodations and lucrative rewards to produce perfect babies, a Filipino immigrant is forced to choose between a life-changing payment and the outside world.

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep
The stunning story of an Alabama serial killer and the true-crime book that Harper Lee worked on obsessively in the years after To Kill a Mockingbird.

The Guest Book by Sarah Blake
The bereaved matriarch of a powerful early-twentieth-century American family makes a fateful decision that reverberates throughout two subsequent generations further impacted by racism, reversed circumstances, and disturbing revelations.

The Last Time I Saw You by Liv Constantine
In the aftermath of her mother’s murder, Dr. Kate English reaches out to her estranged best friend Blaire Barrington, a mystery author, who decides to investigate when Kate starts getting anonymous texts from the killer.

Miracle at St. Andrews by James Patterson
Former professional golfer Travis McKinley travels to Scotland to the mythical greens at St. Andrews in search of something that can help him achieve a higher plane.

The Paris Diversion by Chris Pavone
After a leisurely start to a normal day, American expat Kate Moore finds herself partnered with a French agent to investigate a bombing threat in Paris.

The Road Home by Richard Paul Evans
After finding out that his ex-wife, who he hoped to reconcile with, is engaged, Charles James continues his pilgrimage down Route 66 to Santa Monica, California.

Robert B. Parker’s Buckskin by Robert Knott
When gold is discovered outside the town of Appaloosa, marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch find their problems multiplying as two mining factions fight over the claim and anonymous letters to the editor of the local paper lead them to a series of murders and in pursuit of the killer.

Such a Perfect Wife by Kate White
True crime writer Bailey Weggins heads to Lake George to investigate the disappearance of Shannon Blaine, a case that appears to be straightforward until Bailey uncovers the work of a serial killer.

Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews
Reluctantly accepting a job at her estranged father’s law firm in the aftermath of her mother’s passing, Drue is tangled in a decades-old mystery that threatens everyone she loves.

Tightrope by Amanda Quick
When her new bed-and-breakfast is threatened by a robot innovator’s untimely death, a former trapeze artist teams up with an enigmatic man who would track down a cipher machine prototype.

Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis by Jared Diamond
Diamond reveals how some nations successfully recover from crises while adopting selective changes–a coping mechanism more commonly associated with individuals recovering from personal crises.

A Welcome at Our Door Amy Clipston
After the death of her mother, Cindy Riehl was left grieving and wondering if her community was still the place for her, and when she meets and is drawn to an Englisher named Drew, she finds herself having to make very difficult choices.

Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself by Jill Biden
The former Second Lady describes her marriage to Joe Biden and the role of politics in her life and teaching career, sharing intimate insights into the traditions, resilience and love that have helped her family establish balance and endure tragedy.

The Yankee Widow by Linda Lael Miller
A richly layered saga is set against the backdrop of the Civil War, The Yankee Widow explores the complexities and heartbreak that families experienced as men took up arms to preserve the nation and defend their way of life.