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May 2017 Partij: 2 Boeken Offered

Giveaway Ended: May 29 at 06:00 pm EDT

Lincoln's LieutenantsQuick Look
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Narrated by George Guidall From the bestselling author of Gettysburg comes a multilayered group biography of the commanders who led the Army of the Potomac. The high command of the Army of the Potomac was a changeable, often dysfunctional band of brothers, going through the fires of war under seven commanding generals in three years, until Grant came east in 1864. President Lincoln oversaw, argued with, and finally tamed his unruly team of generals as the eastern army was stabilized by an unsung supporting cast of corps, division, and brigade generals.
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Armstrong & CharlieQuick Look
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Narrated by:Ruffin Prentiss, Christopher Gebauer, Karen Chilton Charlie isn’t looking forward to sixth grade. Chances are if he starts, he’ll finish it and when he does, he’ll grow older than the brother he recently lost. Armstrong isn’t looking forward to sixth grade, either—his parents signed him up for Opportunity Busing to a white school in Hollywood Hills. When these two land at the same desk, it’s the Rules Boy next to the Rebel, a boy who lost a brother elbow-to-elbow with a boy who longs for one. Set in 1970s Los Angeles, Armstrong & Charlie is the hilarious, heartwarming tale of two boys from opposite worlds.
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March 2017 Partij: 2 Boeken Offered

Giveaway Ended: March 27 at 06:00 pm EDT

Storm HorseQuick Look
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With his parents gone, 12-year-old Flip’s new home is a remote Dutch island. Menaced by bullies and followed by a mysterious girl, he wonders how he’ll adapt to life on his uncle’s farm. But everything changes when a sinking ship leaves a horse drowning in the waves. Risking his life to rescue it, Flip is told he may keep the horse—but only if he can teach it how to work. From that moment on a friendship grows. But can a boy and a horse really save each other? And what other dark storm threaten their hard-won happiness?
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The Nearness of YouQuick Look
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Amanda Eyre Ward, Therese Plummer (Narrated by), Suzy Jackson (Narrated by), and Susan Bennett (Narrated by)
Brilliant heart surgeon Suzette Kendall is stunned when Hyland, her husband of 15 years, admits his yearning for a child. From the beginning they’d decided that having children was not an option, as Suzette feared passing along the genes that landed her mother in a mental institution. But Hyland proposes a different idea: a baby via surrogate. Suzette agrees, and what follows is a whirlwind of candidate selection, hospital visits, and Suzette’s doubts over her right decision. Beautifully shifting between perspectives, The Nearness of You explores the connections we form, the families we create, and the love we hold dear.
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December 2016 Partij: 2 Boeken Offered

Giveaway Ended: January 2 at 06:00 pm EST

Mr. BridgeQuick Look
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Narrated by George Guidall A lawyer with a growing stockpile of securities in the bank, three beautiful children, a compliant and decorative wife, and a lovely house in the suburbs, Walter Bridge has achieved all that is expected of someone of his race and background. But try as he might to control the lives of those around him, they prove perversely independent.
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The RomanticsQuick Look
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Narrated by Amanda Leigh Cobb Gael Brennan is about to have his heart broken when his first big relationship crumbles on the heels of his parents’ painful separation. Love intervenes with the intention of setting things right—but she doesn’t anticipate the intrusion of her dreaded nemesis: the Rebound. Love’s plans for Gael are sidetracked by Cara, Gael’s hot-sauce-wielding “dream girl.” But the more Love meddles, the further Gael drifts from the one girl who can help him mend his heart.
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November 2016 Partij: 2 Boeken Offered

Giveaway Ended: November 28 at 06:00 pm EST

When All the Girls Have GoneQuick Look
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When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her stepsister, Jocelyn, to tell her that one of her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished. Beautiful, brilliant—and reckless—Jocelyn has gone off the grid before, but never like this. In a desperate effort to find her, Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler, a struggling PI who recently moved to Seattle after his previous career as a criminal profiler went down in flames—literally. Burned out, divorced and almost broke, Max needs the job. After surviving a near-fatal attack, Charlotte and Max turn to Jocelyn’s closest friends, women in a Seattle-based online investment club, for answers. But what they find is chilling … When her uneasy alliance with Max turns into a full-blown affair, Charlotte has no choice but to trust him with her life. For the shadows of Jocelyn’s past are threatening to consume her—and anyone else who gets in their way …
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Four-Four-TwoQuick Look
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Narrated by:Kirby Hayborne From the author of Soldier Boys and Search and Destroy comes a thought-provoking, action-packed page-turner based on the little-known history of the Japanese Americans who fought with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II. Yuki Nakahara is an American. But it’s the start of World War II, and America doesn’t see it that way. Like many other Japanese Americans, Yuki and his family have been forced into an internment camp in the Utah desert. But Yuki isn’t willing to sit back and accept this injustice—it’s his country too, and he’s going to prove it by enlisting in the army to fight for the Allies. When Yuki and his friend Shig ship out, they aren’t prepared for the experiences they’ll encounter as members of the “Four-Four-Two,” a segregated regiment made up entirely of Japanese-American soldiers. Before Yuki returns home—if he returns home—he’ll come face to face with persistent prejudices, grueling combat he never imagined, and friendships deeper than he knew possible.
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October 2016 Partij: 2 Boeken Offered

Giveaway Ended: October 31 at 06:00 pm EDT

Best. State. Ever.Quick Look
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Narrated by Dick Hill A brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best: Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times–bestselling author Dave Barry. We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, something will. Every few months, Dave Barry gets a call from some media person wanting to know, “What the hell is wrong with Florida?” Somehow, the state’s acquired an image as a subtropical festival of stupid, and as a loyal Floridian, Dave begs to differ. Sure, there was the 2000 election. And people seem to take their pants off for no good reason. And it has flying insects the size of LeBron James. But it is a great state, and Dave is going to tell you why. Join him as he celebrates Florida from Key West at the bottom to whatever it is that’s at the top, from the Sunshine State’s earliest history to the fun-fair of weirdness that it is today. It’s the most hilarious book yet from “the funniest damn writer in the whole country” (Carl Hiaasen, and he should know). By the end, you’ll have to admit that whatever else you might think about Florida—you can never say it’s boring.
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AfterwardQuick Look
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Narrated by:Nina Alvamar and Jeffrey Brick A tragic kidnapping leads to an unlikely friendship in this novel about finding light in the midst of darkness from the author of The Truth About Alice. When eleven-year-old Dylan Anderson is kidnapped, his subsequent rescue leads to the discovery of fifteen-year-old Ethan Jorgensen, who had gone on a bike ride four years earlier and had never been seen again. Dylan's older sister, Caroline, can't help but wonder what happened to her brother, who has nonverbal autism and is not adjusting well to life back home. There's only one person who knows the truth: Ethan. But Ethan isn't sure how he can help Caroline when he is fighting traumatic memories of his own captivity. Both Caroline and Ethan need a friend, however, and their best option just might be each other.
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September 2016 Partij: 2 Boeken Offered

Giveaway Ended: September 26 at 06:00 pm EDT

The Girl Who Drank the MoonQuick Look
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An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her. Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this enmagickedgirl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. To keep young Luna safe from her own unwieldy power, Xan locks her magic deep inside her. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule–but Xan is far away. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her–even if it means the end of the loving, safe world she’s always known.
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Spinning the MoonQuick Look
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Narrated by:Susan Bennett, Pilar Witherspoon Time and again, New York Times bestselling author Karen White has proven herself to be the “ultimate voice of women’s fiction.” Now, you can revisit the beginning of her signature style in two of her earliest novels—completely revised and together in one volume for the first time. In the Shadow of the Moon When Laura Truitt first sees the dilapidated plantation house, she’s overcome by a sense of familiarity. Inside, the owner claims to have been waiting for years and offers an old photograph of a woman with Laura’s face. Soon afterwards, when a lunar eclipse inexplicably thrusts Laura back in time to Civil War Georgia, she finds herself fighting not just for her heart, but for her very survival … Whispers of Goodbye Alone and with nothing left to fear, Catherine deClaire Reed answers her sister’s desperate plea and travels to the cold comfort of her home in Reconstruction Louisiana. But Elizabeth is nowhere to be found. No one—including her husband—has seen her for days. Now, Catherine must search for her sister in a place where secrets wait behind every closed door …
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August 2016 Partij: 2 Boeken Offered

Giveaway Ended: August 29 at 06:00 pm EDT

War DogsQuick Look
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In January of 2007, three young stoners from Miami Beach were put in charge of a $300 million Department of Defense contract to supply ammunition to the Afghanistan military. Instead of fulfilling the order with high-quality arms, Efraim Diveroli, David Packouz, and Alex Podrizki (the dudes) bought cheap Communist-style surplus ammunition from Balkan gunrunners. The trio then secretly repackaged millions of rounds of shoddy Chinese ammunition and shipped it to Kabul—until they were caught by Pentagon investigators and the scandal turned up on the front page of The New York Times. That’s the “official” story. The truth is far more explosive. For the first time, journalist Guy Lawson tells the thrilling true tale. It’s a trip that goes from a dive apartment in Miami Beach to mountain caves in Albania, the corridors of power in Washington, and the frontlines of Iraq and Afghanistan. Lawson’s account includes a shady Swiss gunrunner, Russian arms dealers, Albanian thugs, and a Pentagon investigation that caused ammunition shortages for the Afghanistan military. Lawson exposes the mysterious and murky world of global arms dealing, showing how the American military came to use private contractors like Diveroli, Packouz, and Podrizki as middlemen to secure weapons from illegal arms dealers—the same men who sell guns to dictators, warlords, and drug traffickers. This is a story you were never meant to read.
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Big WishQuick Look
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Narrated by : Brandon Robshaw Eleven-year-old Sam has a problem. Well, quite a few problems. So when he sees a shooting star, he naturally wishes on it—for a million wishes. Of course, he doesn’t expect the wish to come true, but somehow it does. Soon Sam is changing his life, but big changes have consequences, and not always in the way he had hoped.
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July 2016 Partij: 2 Boeken Offered

Giveaway Ended: July 25 at 06:00 pm EDT

The Wolf RoadQuick Look
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Narrated by: Amy Mcfadden True Grit meets The Road in this postapocalyptic psychological thriller--narrated by a young girl who has just learned that her adopted father may be a serial killer, and that she may be his next victim. Everything Elka knows of the world she learned from the man she calls father, the solitary hunter who took her under his wing when she was just seven years old. He has taught her how to shoot, track, set snares, and start fires-all the skills she needs to survive in a frozen, lawless land where civilization has been destroyed and men are at the mercy of the elements and each other. But the man Elka thought she knew so well is harboring a terrible secret. He's a killer. A monster. And now that Elka knows the truth, she too is in danger. Armed with nothing but her knife and the survival skills he's taught her, Elka makes her escape and sets out on a journey to the frozen north in the hope of finding her long-lost parents. But judging by the trail of blood and bodies dogging her footsteps, daddy won't be letting his little girl go without a fight. If Elka's going to survive, she'll have to turn and confront not just him, but the truth about what he's turned her into. The Wolf Road is an intimate, cat-and-mouse tale of justice and revenge, played out against a vast, unforgiving landscape--told by an unforgettable, tough-as-nails young heroine whose struggle to escape the terrors of her past and rejoin humanity are at once horrifying and heartbreaking.
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Signs of YouQuick Look
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Narrated by: Sandy Rustin Since sixteen-year-old Riley Strout lost her mother two years ago, her saving grace has been her quirky little family in the grief support group she joined as a freshman. Jay, Kate, and Noah understand her pain; each lost a loved one, and they've stuck together in spite of their differences, united by tragedies only they understand. When Riley thinks she spots her mother shopping in a grocery store, she fears she is suffering some sort of post-traumatic stress. Then Jay and Kate report similar experiences. Only Noah hasn't had some kind of vision, which is perhaps why he's become so skeptical and distant. When Noah disappears, Riley fears she's lost another loved one. As they frantically search for him, she, Kate, and Jay are drawn into the mystery surrounding a relic that belonged to Jay's dead father and contains clues about the afterlife. Riley finds herself wrestling with her feelings for both Noah and Jay-which have become clear only in Noah's absence. If Riley is to help those she loves, and herself, she must set things right with the one she's lost.
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June 2016 Partij: 2 Boeken Offered

Giveaway Ended: June 27 at 06:00 pm EDT

Age of MythQuick Look
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Michael J. Sullivan’s trailblazing career began with the breakout success of his Riyria series: full-bodied, spellbinding fantasy adventures whose imaginative scope and sympathetic characters won a devoted readership and comparisons to fantasy masters Brandon Sanderson, Scott Lynch, and J.R.R. Tolkien himself. Now Sullivan’s stunning hardcover debut, Age of Myth, inaugurates an original five-book series—and one of fantasy’s finest next-generation storytellers continues to break new ground. Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer; Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom; and Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people. The Age of Myth is over. The time of rebellion has begun.
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What Elephants KnowQuick Look
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Abandoned in the jungle of the Nepalese Borderlands, two-year-old Nandu is found living under the protective watch of a pack of wild dogs. From his mysterious beginnings, fate delivers him to the king’s elephant stable, where he is raised by unlikely parents—the wise head of the stable, Subba-sahib, and Devi Kali, a fierce and affectionate female elephant. When the king’s government threatens to close the stable, Nandu, now twelve, searches for a way to save his family and community. A risky plan could be the answer. But to succeed, they’ll need a great tusker. The future is in Nandu’s hands as he sets out to find a bull elephant and bring him back to the Borderlands.
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May 2016 Partij: 2 Boeken Offered

Giveaway Ended: May 31 at 06:00 pm EDT

A Totally Awkward Love StoryQuick Look
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Narrated By: Lee Maxwell Simpsom & Avita Jay Childhood sweethearts-turned-best friends Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison team up to pen a dual narrative that’s equal parts Broad City and Judy Blume. Hannah and Sam keep running into each other but never catch the other’s name. So when one of their chance meetings leads to a misunderstanding, this destined-to-be duo must figure out if summer love is really what they want.
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Fire BoundQuick Look
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Narrated By: Carol Monda The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sea Haven novels return to the circle of the six sisters of the heart, bound by the elements—and to one who possesses the power to inflame the most dangerous passions of all. Flame-haired Lissa Piner is a skilled glass blower whose delicate gift conceals a burning inner strength that can destroy as exquisitely as it can create. Commissioned to design chandeliers for a string of luxury hotels, her remarkable skills have taken her to Italy. But Lissa’s real mission there is a secret. For her entire life has been a lie, leading to a chance to avenge a terrible wrong. Enlisted as her bodyguard is Casmir Prakenskii, a trained assassin living off the grid. In Lissa, he sees a kindred spirit—something unexpected and wicked, mysterious and sensual. But more than desire is about to bring them together: because both of their pasts cry out for revenge. And for two people with this many secrets, this much passion, and this many enemies, someone is bound to get burned.
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April 2016 Partij: 2 Boeken Offered

Giveaway Ended: April 25 at 06:00 pm EDT

A Fierce and Subtle PoisonQuick Look
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Narrated by Graham Hamilton Some say she grants wishes. Some say her touch kills. One boy is drawn into her enchanted world. “How would you describe your condition?” I asked. Isabel didn’t respond. Instead, her eyes landed on a wasp, possibly the same one that had been buzzing around my ear earlier. Isabel turned her chin slightly in its direction. She blew out as if extinguishing a candle flame. For a split-second the wasp hovered in the air. Then it dropped dead to the ground. “A breathtaking story in which myths come to frightening life and buried wishes might actually come true.”—Nova Ren Suma, author of The Walls Around Us and Imaginary Girls
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Far From TrueQuick Look
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Reeksen: Promise Falls (2)
Narrated by Brian O'Neill & Mark Zeisler. New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay delivers the second spine-chilling thriller in the Promise Falls trilogy. When private investigator Cal Weaver looks into a break-in at the home of a recently deceased man, he uncovers far more than he is prepared for after he finds a hidden room in the basement. All evidence points to the room being used for salacious activities. Perhaps something illegal. He also finds that a cache of DVDs has been stolen from the room—and soon realizes it may not be discs the thief was actually interested in. … But there is something even darker than thievery in town. Detective Barry Duckworth is doggedly trying to solve two murders, one of which is three years old. He believes the killings are connected, since each featured a similar distinctive wound. And the key to his mystery may lie with Cal Weaver’s own labyrinthine case. As the lies begin to unravel, and another murder happens, Cal and Barry find themselves headed straight into the heart of a dark secret as they uncover more startling truths about Promise Falls.
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March 2016 Partij: 2 Boeken Offered

Giveaway Ended: March 28 at 06:00 pm EDT

The Waters of Eternal YouthQuick Look
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In Donna Leon’s Commissario Guido Brunetti series, the Venetian inspector has been called on to investigate many things, from shocking to petty crimes. But in The Waters of Eternal Youth, Brunetti finds himself drawn into a case that may not be a case at all. Fifteen years ago, a teenage girl fell into a canal late at night. Unable to swim, she went under and started to drown. She survived thanks to a nearby man, an alcoholic, who pulled her out, though not before she suffered irreparable brain damage that left her unable to learn or mature. The lush claimed he saw her thrown into the canal by another man, but the following day he couldn’t remember a thing. Now, at a fundraising dinner for a Venetian charity, a wealthy and aristocratic patroness—the girl’s grandmother—asks Brunetti if he will investigate. Brunetti’s not sure what to do. If a crime was committed, it would surely have passed the statute of limitations. But out of a mixture of curiosity, pity, and a willingness to fulfill the wishes of a guilt-wracked older woman, who happens to be his mother-in-law’s best friend, he agrees. Brunetti soon finds himself unable to let the case rest, if indeed there is a case. Awash in the rhythms and concerns of contemporary Venetian life, from historical preservation, to housing, to new waves of African migrants, and the haunting story of a woman trapped in a perpetual childhood, The Waters of Eternal Youth is another wonderful addition to this series.
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Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret SecretQuick Look
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Ballet Cat and Sparkles the Pony are deciding what to play today. Ballet Cat wants to leap, spin, and twirl, as usual. Sparkles dances with her, but he does not seem happy. He has a secret that Ballet Cat will not want to hear. It turns out Ballet Cat has a secret too. A totally secret secret. Once their secrets are shared, will their friendship end, or be stronger than ever?
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February 2016 Partij: 2 Boeken Offered

Giveaway Ended: February 29 at 06:00 pm EST

The Wedding Cake MurderQuick Look
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Narrated by: Suzanne Toren Everyone in Lake Eden, Minnesota, may have had their doubts, but at long last, Hannah Swensen is getting married! Hannah is thrilled to be marrying Ross Barton, her college crush. And her excitement only grows when she learns he’ll be able to join her on her trip to New York City for the Food Channel’s dessert chef contest. They get a taste of the Big Apple before Hannah wins the Hometown Challenge and the producers bring all the contestants to Lake Eden to tape the remainder of the show. It’s nerve-wracking enough being judged by Alain Duquesne, a celebrity chef with a nasty reputation. But it’s even more chilling to find him stabbed to death in the Lake Eden Inn’s walk-in cooler—before he’s even had a chance to taste Hannah’s Butterscotch Sugar Cookies! Now Hannah has not only lost her advantage, she’ll have to solve a mystery with more layers than a five-tiered wedding cake …
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Behind the CanvasQuick Look
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Narrated by Erin Moon There is a world behind the canvas. Past the paint of the canvas is a realm where art lives, breathes, creates, destroys. Claudia Miravista loves art but only sees what is on the surface, until the Dutch boy Pim appears in her painting. Pim has been trapped in the world behind the canvas for centuries by a power-hungry witch, and now believes that Claudia is his only hope for escape. Fueled by the help of an ancient artist and some microwaveable magic, Claudia enters the wondrous and terrifying world, intent on destroying the witch’s most cherished possession and setting Pim free. But in that world nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. Not even friendship.
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Secret SistersQuick Look
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Narrated by Amanda Leigh Cobb No one does romantic suspense better than Jayne Ann Krentz. Now, the New York Times bestselling author of Trust No One and River Road delivers a novel that twists and turns into a read that will leave you breathless. Madeline and Daphne were once as close as sisters—until a secret tore them apart. Now it might take them to their graves. They knew his name, the man who tried to brutally attack twelve-year-old Madeline in her grandmother’s hotel. They thought they knew his fate. He wouldn’t be bothering them anymore … ever. Still their lives would never be the same. Madeline has returned to Washington after her grandmother’s mysterious death. And at the old, abandoned hotel—a place she never wanted to see again—a dying man’s last words convey a warning: the secrets she and Daphne believed buried forever have been discovered. Now, after almost two decades, Madeline and Daphne will be reunited in friendship and in fear. Unable to trust the local police, Madeline summons Jack Rayner, the hotel chain’s new security expert. Despite the secrets and mysteries that surround him, Jack is the only one she trusts … and wants. Jack is no good at relationships but he does possess a specific skill set that includes a profoundly intimate understanding of warped and dangerous minds. With the assistance of Jack’s brother, Abe, a high-tech magician, the four of them will form an uneasy alliance against a killer who will stop at nothing to hide the truth. …
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ArrowsQuick Look
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A modern cupid story set in present-day Wisconsin combining the fantastical elements of Greek mythology with the contemporary drama of MTV’s Teen Mom. People don’t understand love. If they did, they’d get why dance prodigy Karma Clark just can’t say goodbye to her boyfriend, Danny. No matter what he says or does or how he hurts her, she can’t stay angry with him … and can’t stop loving him. But there’s a reason why Karma is helpless to break things off: she’s been shot with a love arrow. Aaryn, son of Cupid, was supposed to shoot both Karma and Danny but found out too late that the other arrow in his pack was useless. And with that, Karma’s life changed forever. One pregnancy confirmed. One ballet scholarship lost. And dream after dream tossed to the wind. A clueless Karma doesn’t know that her toxic relationship is Aaryn’s fault … but he’s going to get a chance to make things right. He’s here to convince Danny to man up and be there for Karma. But what if this god from Mount Olympus finds himself falling in love with a beautiful dancer from Wisconsin who can never love him in return? This fast-paced debut novel explores the internal & external conflicts of a girl who finds herself inexplicably drawn to a boy who seemingly doesn’t reciprocate her feelings, touching on the issues of love, sex and responsibility, with a heroine struggling to control her destiny—perfect for fans of Katie McGarry’s novels and MTV’s 16 and Pregnant.
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Ashley BellQuick Look
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Audiobook is narrated by Suzy Jackson. From #1 bestselling author Dean Koontz—the must-read thriller of the year, for readers of dark psychological suspense and modern classics of mystery and adventure. The girl who said no to death. Bibi Blair is a fierce, funny, dauntless young woman—whose doctor says she has one year to live. She replies, “We’ll see.” Her sudden recovery astonishes medical science. An enigmatic woman convinces Bibi that she escaped death so that she can save someone else. Someone named Ashley Bell. But save her from what, from whom? And who is Ashley Bell? Where is she? Bibi’s obsession with finding Ashley sends her on the run from threats both mystical and worldly, including a rich and charismatic cult leader with terrifying ambitions. Here is an eloquent, riveting, brilliantly paced story with an exhilarating heroine and a twisting, ingenious plot filled with staggering surprises. Ashley Bell is a new milestone in literary suspense from the long-acclaimed master.
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EllRay Jakes Rocks the Holidays!Quick Look
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Audiobook narrated by Corey Allen. It’s December at Oak Glen Primary School and all EllRay can think about is Christmas. As far as he’s concerned, Christmas is the best—no school, presents, fun parties, and lots of cookies! But before EllRay can celebrate with his family, he must lead half the school in the Winter Wonderland assembly. How tough can it be to memorize a few lines? Very tough, especially when EllRay’s soon-to-be ex-friend gives him a challenge to perform onstage. If he completes the challenge, he’ll save his friendship … but he’ll also ruin the assembly. EllRay is in for a not-so holly jolly time.
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A Christmas EscapeQuick Look
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Narrated by Steven Crossley For countless readers, Christmastime means a delicious new holiday mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry. A Christmas Escape, her thirteenth noel to the season, transports us to the Mediterranean island of Stromboli for an unconventional Yuletide adventure—and an unforgettable volcanic encounter. Lonely Charles Latterly arrives at his small hotel hoping that the island’s blue skies and gentle breezes will brighten his spirits. Unfortunately, there’s no holiday cheer to be found among his fellow guests, who include a pompous novelist, a stuffy colonel, a dangerously ill-matched married couple, and an ailing old man. The one charming exception is orphaned teenager Candace Finbar, who takes Charles under her wing and introduces him to the island’s beauty. But the tranquility of the holiday is swiftly disrupted by a violent quarrel, an unpleasant gentleman’s shocking claims of being stalked, and the ominous stirrings of the local volcano. Then events take an even darker turn: A body is found, and Charles quickly realizes that the killer must be among the group of guests. Captivating in its depiction of untamed nature in all its awesome power, and of the human heart in the throes of transformation, A Christmas Escape gifts readers with Anne Perry’s talent for making the season brighter—and more thrilling.
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The Girl Who Could Not DreamQuick Look
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Narrated by Soneela Nankani Sophie loves the hidden shop below her parents’ bookstore, where dreams are secretly bought and sold. When the dream shop is robbed and her parents go missing, Sophie must unravel the truth to save them. Together with her best friend—a wisecracking and fanatically loyal monster named Monster—she must decide whom to trust with her family’s carefully guarded secrets. Who will help them, and who will betray them?
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Numero ZeroQuick Look
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From the best-selling author of The Name of the Rose and The Prague Cemetery, a novel about the murky world of media politics, conspiracy, and murder A newspaper committed to blackmail and mud slinging, rather than reporting the news. A paranoid editor, walking through the streets of Milan, reconstructing fifty years of history against the backdrop of a plot involving the cadaver of Mussolini's double. The murder of Pope John Paul I, the CIA, red terrorists handled by secret services, twenty years of bloodshed, and events that seem outlandish until the BBC proves them true. A fragile love story between two born losers, a failed ghost writer, and a vulnerable girl, who specializes in celebrity gossip yet cries over the second movement of Beethoven’s Seventh. And then a dead body that suddenly appears in a back alley in Milan. Set in 1992 and foreshadowing the mysteries and follies of the following twenty years, Numero Zero is a scintillating take on our times from the best-selling author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum. “A smart puzzle and a delight.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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Beastly BonesQuick Look
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In the highly anticipated sequel to the acclaimed Jackaby, Abigail Rook and Sherlockian detective of the supernatural R. F. Jackaby are back and on the trail of a thief, a monster, and a murderer. “I’ve found very little about private detective R. F. Jackaby to be standard in the time I’ve known him. Working as his assistant tends to call for a somewhat flexible relationship with reality.” In 1892, New Fiddleham, New England, things are never quite what they seem, especially when Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, are called upon to investigate the supernatural. First, a vicious species of shape-shifters disguise themselves as a litter of kittens, and a day later, their owner is found murdered with a single mysterious puncture wound. Then in nearby Gad’s Valley, now home to the exiled New Fiddleham police detective Charlie Cane, dinosaur bones from a recent dig mysteriously go missing, and an unidentifiable beast starts attacking animals and people, leaving their mangled bodies behind. Charlie calls on Abigail for help, and soon Abigail and Jackaby are on the hunt for a thief, a monster, and a murderer. “A witty and weird adventure equal parts Sherlock and Three Stooges.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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Corridors of the NightQuick Look
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Narrated by David Collacci Anne Perry, that incomparable novelist of life in Victorian England, has once again surpassed herself, with this twenty-first installment of her New York Times bestselling William Monk series. In Corridors of the Night, nurse Hester Monk and her husband, William, commander of the Thames River Police, do desperate battle with two obsessed scientists who in the name of healing have turned to homicide. The monomaniacal Rand brothers—Magnus, a cunning doctor, and Hamilton, a genius chemist—are utterly ruthless in their pursuit of a cure for the fatal “white-blood disease.” In London’s Royal Naval Hospital annex, Hester is tending one of the brothers’ dying patients—wealthy Bryson Radnor—when she stumbles upon three weak, terrified young children, and learns to her horror that they’ve been secretly purchased and imprisoned by the Rands for experimental purposes. But the Rand brothers are too close to a miracle-cure to allow their experiments to be exposed. Before Hester can reveal the truth, she too becomes a prisoner. As Monk and his faithful friends—distinguished lawyer Oliver Rathbone and reformed brothel keeper Squeaky Robinson among them—scour London’s grimy streets and the beautiful English countryside searching for her, Hester’s time, as well as the children’s, is quickly draining away. Taut with intrigue and laced with white-knuckled terror, Corridors of the Night is Anne Perry at her magnificent, unforgettable best.
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Dream Things TrueQuick Look
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Evan and Alma have spent fifteen years living in the same town, connected in a dozen different ways but also living worlds apart -- until the day he jumps into her dad's truck and slams on the brakes. The nephew of a senator, Evan seems to have it all - except a functional family. Alma has lived in Georgia since she was two, surrounded by a large (sometimes smothering) Mexican family. They both want out of this town. His one-way ticket is soccer; hers is academic success. When they fall in love, they fall hard, trying to ignore their differences. Then Immigration and Customs Enforcement begins raids in their town, and Alma knows that she needs to share her secret. But how will she tell her country-club boyfriend that she and almost everyone she's close to are undocumented immigrants? What follows is a beautiful, nuanced exploration of the complications of immigration, young love, defying one's family, and facing a tangled bureaucracy that threatens to completely upend two young lives. This page-turning debut asks tough questions, reminding us that love is more powerful than fear.
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IcebreakerQuick Look
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An enthralling adventure set in a strange world on the high seas. Petrel is an outcast on the ancient ship, an icebreaker, that has been following the same course for 300 years. In that time, the ship’s crew has forgotten its original purpose and broken into three warring tribes. Everyone has a tribe except Petrol. Nicknamed the Nothing Girl, Petrel has been ostracized ever since her parents were thrown overboard as punishment for a terrible crime. But Petrel is a survivor. She lives in the ship’s darkest corners, and trusts no one except two large gray rats—that is, until a mysterious boy is discovered barely alive on an iceberg, and brought onto the ship. He claims to have forgotten even his name. The tribes don’t trust strangers, so Petrel hides the boy, hoping he will be her friend. What she doesn’t know is that the ship guards a secret—a secret the boy has been sent to destroy.
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Half a WarQuick Look
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New York Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie delivers the stunning conclusion to the epic fantasy trilogy that began with Half a King, praised by George R. R. Martin as “a fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page 1 and refused to let go.” Words are weapons. Princess Skara has seen all she loved made blood and ashes. She is left with only words. But the right words can be as deadly as any blade. If she is to reclaim her birthright, she must conquer her fears and sharpen her wits to a lethal edge. Only half a war is fought with swords. The deeply cunning Father Yarvi has walked a long road from crippled slave to king’s minister. He has made allies of old foes and stitched together an uneasy peace. But now the ruthless Grandmother Wexen has raised the greatest army since the elves made war on God, and put Bright Yilling at its head—a man who worships only Death. Sometimes one must fight evil with evil. Some—like Thorn Bathu and the sword-bearer Raith—are born to fight, perhaps to die. Others—like Brand the smith and Koll the wood-carver—would rather stand in the light. But when Mother War spreads her irons wings, she may cast the whole Shattered Sea into darkness.
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Silver in the BloodQuick Look
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As debutantes in 1890s New York City, cousins Dacia and Lou knew little about their mysterious Romanian relatives, the Florescus. Now, upon turning seventeen, the girls must journey to Romania to meet their cousins and their tyrant of a grandmother and learn the secrets of their family—secrets spoken of in whispers … known only as the Claw, the Wing, and the Smoke. But as dangerous as those family secrets might be, even more dangerous is the centuries-old bond between the Florescus and the royal Dracula family. It seems that it’s time for Dacia and Lou to give up their life in New York society and take their place among the loyal servants of the Draculas, an inheritance more treacherous than the girls ever could have imagined. Do they have the courage to break the shackles of their upbringing and set the course of their own destiny?
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Scents and SensibilityQuick Look
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When a mysterious case of illegal cactus smuggling comes to their attention, Chet and his human P.I. companion, Bernie Little, find themselves in a prickly situation in this eighth book in the New York Times bestselling mystery series. In the latest entry in the immensely popular Chet and Bernie mystery series, Private Investigator Bernie Little and his canine companion Chet return home to encounter some alarming developments. First off, Bernie’s wall safe—normally hidden behind the waterfall picture in the office—is gone, and with it Bernie’s grandfather’s watch, their most valuable possession. And next door, old Mr. Parsons is under investigation for being in possession of a saguaro cactus illegally transplanted from the desert. Bernie and Chet go deep into the desert to investigate. Is it possible that such a lovely old couple have a terrible secret in their past? Chet and Bernie discover bad things going on in the wilderness, far worse that cactus smuggling, and all connected to a strange but innocent-seeming desert festival called Arrow Bright. They unearth leads that take them back to a long-ago kidnapping that may not have been a kidnapping and threaten a ruthless and charismatic criminal with a cult following, a criminal who sees at once what Chet and Bernie mean to each other and knows how to exploit it. Every bit as “insightful” (Booklist), “humorous” (Library Journal), and “deliciously addictive” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) as Quinn’s previous books, Scents and Sensibility is a drool-worthy mystery that will have readers everywhere begging for more.
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In the eighth action-packed thriller in the New York Times bestselling Pike Logan series, ISIS, the most maniacal terrorist organization the modern world has ever seen, is poised to make their most audacious strike yet. The United States has anticipated and averted countless attacks from terrorist groups—thanks in large part to the extralegal counterterrorist unit known as the Taskforce. But in The Insider Threat, a much more insidious evil is about to shatter the false sense of safety surrounding civilized nations. While world powers combat ISIS on the battlefield, a different threat is set in motion by the group—one that can’t be defeated by an airstrike. Off the radar of every Western intelligence organization, able to penetrate America or any European state, they intend to commit an act of unimaginable barbarity. Only Pike Logan and the Taskforce stand in the way of an attack no one anticipates, a grand deception that will wreak unthinkable chaos and reverberate throughout the Western world.
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DevotedQuick Look
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A godly girl keeps a cheerful countenance. A godly girl never tempts a boy. A godly girl always keeps sweet. Rachel Walker is devoted to God. She prays every day, attends Calvary Christian Church with her family, helps care for her five younger siblings, dresses modestly, and prepares herself to be a wife and mother who serves the Lord with joy. But Rachel is curious about the world her family has turned away from. What is she to make of the boy recently returned from camp Journey of Faith with newfound piety? Or of her mother’s miscarriage and resulting depression? And how should she respond to Lauren, the girl who left the church several years ago and who has recently returned to town? Rachel knows she should find solace in her beliefs, but she can’t shake the feeling that her devotion might destroy her soul.
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Amanda Quick’s New York Times bestselling romantic suspense novels are rife with steamy passion and intrigue. In Garden of Lies, Ursula Kern, proprietress of the Kern Secretarial Agency, investigates the death of a valued employee. Engaging the help of an unnervingly attractive adventurer, Ursula is drawn into the dark side of polite society—and into an intimacy that may be her undoing. Suspense The New York Times–bestselling author of Otherwise Engaged and The Mystery Woman presents an all-new novel of intrigue and murder set against the backdrop of Victorian London. … The Kern Secretarial Agency provides reliable professional services to its wealthy clientele, and Anne Clifton was one of the finest young women in Ursula Kern’s employ. But Miss Clifton has met an untimely end—and Ursula is convinced it was not due to natural causes. Bent on justice, Ursula hatches a plan: take Anne’s place as stenographer to the reclusive poet Valerie, Lady Fulbrook. There are dark rumors about Lord Fulbrook, and his gloomy mansion in Mapstone Square seems the logical starting point for an undercover investigation. Archaeologist and adventurer Slater Roxton thinks Mrs. Kern is off her head to meddle in such dangerous business. Slater is familiar with mortal peril—some suspect he’s gone a bit mad since the year he spent trapped amid the volcanic rock and jungle of Fever Island, thousands of miles from civilization. Nevertheless, he seems sensible enough to Ursula, though she does find herself unnerved by his self-possession and unreadable green-gold eyes. … If this mysterious widowed beauty insists on stirring the pot, Slater intends to remain close by as they venture into the darker side of polite society and a den of iniquity called the Olympus Club. Together they must reveal the identity of a killer—and to achieve their goal they may need to reveal their deepest secrets to each other as well. …
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The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill ClubQuick Look
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Phillip Hoose reached the pinnacle of literary accomplishment by winning the National Book Award—and a slew of other honors—for Claudette Colvin. Here a 15-year-old boy, his brother, and a handful of schoolmates take matters into their own hands—and spark Danish resistance—after Denmark fails to fight German occupation at the outset of World War II. (Fiction/Ages 12 and up) At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation’s leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested. But their efforts were not in vain: the boys’ exploits and eventual imprisonment helped spark a full-blown Danish resistance in the latter years of the war. Interweaving his own narrative with the recollections of Knud himself, Phillip Hoose captures the astounding story of these young war heroes who refused to give in without a fight.
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Fans of Junie B. Jones and Ivy & Bean are flocking to Abby Hanlon’s Dory Fantasmagory. From outsmarting monsters to escaping from jail, Dory will try anything to have her older brother and sister play with her. But when her siblings really need her help, Dory has a chance to prove once and for all that she’s not a baby! (Fiction/Ages 6 and up) “Charming, funny, true to life.”—Kirkus Reviews Move over, Junie B. Jones and Ivy & Bean! Here comes a lovably energetic little sister with a BIG personality—and an imagination to match! As the youngest in her family, Dory really wants attention, and more than anything she wants her brother and sister to play with her. But she’s too much of a baby for them, so she’s left to her own devices—including her wild imagination and untiring energy. Her siblings may roll their eyes at her childish games, but Dory has lots of things to do: outsmarting the monsters all over the house, escaping from prison (aka time-out), and exacting revenge on her sister’s favorite doll. And when they really need her, daring Dory will prove her bravery, and finally get exactly what she has been looking for.
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The Skull ThroneQuick Look
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In the realm of epic fantasy, bestselling author Peter V. Brett has won a well-earned seat alongside the likes of such genre titans as George R. R. Martin and Robert Jordan. Brett’s epic Demon Cycle novels pit the tattered remnants of humankind against an army of nocturnal monsters. But as the struggle for survival continues, it becomes clear that sometimes the most pervasive evil lies within. Fantasy The first three novels in New York Times bestselling author Peter V. Brett’s groundbreaking Demon Cycle series—The Warded Man, The Desert Spear, and The Daylight War—set a new standard for heroic fantasy. The powerful saga of humans winnowed to the brink of extinction by night-stalking demons, and the survivors who fight back, has kept readers breathless as they eagerly turned the pages. Now the thrilling fourth volume, The Skull Throne, raises the stakes as it carries the action in shocking new directions. The Skull Throne of Krasia stands empty. Built from the skulls of fallen generals and demon princes, it is a seat of honor and ancient, powerful magic, keeping the demon corelings at bay. From atop the throne, Ahmann Jardir was meant to conquer the known world, forging its isolated peoples into a unified army to rise up and end the demon war once and for all. But Arlen Bales, the Warded Man, stood against this course, challenging Jardir to a duel he could not in honor refuse. Rather than risk defeat, Arlen cast them both from a precipice, leaving the world without a savior, and opening a struggle for succession that threatens to tear the Free Cities of Thesa apart. In the south, Inevera, Jardir’s first wife, must find a way to keep their sons from killing one another and plunging their people into civil war as they strive for glory enough to make a claim on the throne. In the north, Leesha Paper and Rojer Inn struggle to forge an alliance between the duchies of Angiers and Miln against the Krasians before it is too late. Caught in the crossfire is the duchy of Lakton—rich and unprotected, ripe for conquest. All the while, the corelings have been growing stronger, and without Arlen and Jardir there may be none strong enough to stop them. Only Renna Bales may know more about the fate of the missing men but she, too, has disappeared. …
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With her wildly popular Article 5 trilogy, YA author Kristen Simmons has created an unforgettable series of dystopian thrillers. In The Glass Arrow, 15-year-old Aya lives in a world where females are so scarce they’ve become a lucrative commodity. Hiding away in the mountains, Aya is captured by hunters and thrust into an unimaginable fight for survival. (Science Fiction/Ages 14 and up) “Plunges readers into a heart-wrenching and wholly startling new world.”— Christina Farley, author of the YA bestseller Gilded
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New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry delivers mysteries steeped in Victorian-era intrigue. In The Angel Court Affair, Spanish beauty Sofia Delacruz preaches a revolutionary—some say blasphemous—gospel of love and forgiveness. But when Sofia goes missing, Commander Thomas Pitt and his wife, Charlotte, fear something darker is at play. Mystery
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Half the WorldQuick Look
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Campbell Award nominee Joe Abercrombie has earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly with his New York Times bestselling First Law trilogy. The second book in his Shattered Sea trilogy, Half the World introduces Brand and Thorn, two warriors pushed to the brink as they traverse the known world to gain wartime allies for Father Yarvi. Fantasy “Grabbed me from page one and refused to let me go.”—George R. R. Martin Sometimes a girl is touched by Mother War. Thorn is such a girl. Desperate to avenge her dead father, she lives to fight. But she has been named a murderer by the very man who trained her to kill. Sometimes a woman becomes a warrior. She finds herself caught up in the schemes of Father Yarvi, Gettland’s deeply cunning minister. Crossing half the world to find allies against the ruthless High King, she learns harsh lessons of blood and deceit. Sometimes a warrior becomes a weapon. Beside her on the journey is Brand, a young warrior who hates to kill, a failure in his eyes and hers, but with one chance at redemption. And weapons are made for one purpose. Will Thorn forever be a pawn in the hands of the powerful, or can she carve her own path?
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How It Went DownQuick Look
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Myra Lucretia Taylor (Narrated by), Ezra Knight (Narrated by), Peter Jay Fernandez (Narrated by), Hubert Point-Du-Jour (Narrated by), Korey Jackson (Narrated by), Kekla Magoon, Cherise Boothe (Narrated by), Shari Peele (Narrated by), Kevin R. Free (Narrated by), Avery Glymph (Narrated by), Patricia R. Floyd (Narrated by), and Brian Hutchison (Narrated by)
A winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award, Kekla Magoon has established herself as one of the most powerful voices in YA fiction. In this hard-hitting work, a 16-year-old black youth is killed by a white shooter, leaving his community to struggle for answers—and meaning—in the aftermath. (Fiction/Ages 12 and up) “Magoon masterfully captures the cycle of urban violence and the raw emotions of the young people who can’t escape its impact.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson dies from two gunshot wounds, his community is thrown into an uproar. Tariq was black. The shooter, Jack Franklin, is white. In the aftermath of Tariq’s death, everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events line up. Day by day, new twists further obscure the truth. Tariq’s friends, family, and community struggle to make sense of the tragedy, and to cope with the hole left behind when a life is cut short. In their own words, they grapple for a way to say with certainty: This is how it went down.
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Breaking CreedQuick Look
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New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava’s thrillers have been published in more than 20 countries. A spin-off of his popular Maggie O’Dell novels, Breaking Creed finds K9 search-and-rescue trainer Ryder Creed in the news after thwarting a drug-smuggling operation. But when he’s targeted by a Colombian cartel, even help from FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell might not be enough to save her skin. Suspense New York Times and internationally bestselling author Alex Kava’s thrilling new series, introducing Ryder Creed, ex-Marine and now K9 search-and-rescue dog trainer, as he teams up with fan favorite FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell. Ryder Creed and his dogs have been making national headlines. They’ve intercepted several major drug stashes being smuggled through Atlanta’s airport. But their newfound celebrity has also garnered some unwanted attention. When Creed and one of his dogs are called in to search a commercial fishing vessel, they discover a secret compartment. But the Colombian cartel’s latest shipment isn’t drugs. This time, its cargo is human. To make matters worse, Creed helps one of the cartel’s drug mules escape—a fourteen-year-old girl who reminds him of his younger sister, who disappeared fifteen years ago. Meanwhile, FBI agent Maggie O’Dell is investigating a series of murders—the victims tortured, killed, and dumped in the Potomac River. She suspects it’s the work of a cunning and brutal assassin, but her politically motivated boss has been putting up roadblocks. By the time she uncovers a hit list with Creed’s name on it, it might be too late. The cartel has already sent someone to destroy Creed and everybody close to him. But Creed and his dogs have a few surprises in store on their compound in Florida. Will it be enough to stop a ruthless cartel determined to remove the thorn in its side once and for all?
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The ScavengersQuick Look
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New York Times bestselling author Michael Perry delivers a middle-grade novel that is one part Jeanne DuPrau’s The City of Ember and one part Louis Sachar’s Holes. With the world falling to pieces, young Maggie’s family chooses to live on the dangerous outside rather than move to the Bubble Cities. But when disaster strikes, Maggie has to summon every ounce of her courage to save her loved ones. (Science Fiction/Ages 8 and up) I needed a better name. A stronger name. I wedged my fists on my hips and I announced that Maggie was yesterday, and from this day forward I would answer only to Ford Falcon. Life outside the Bubble Cities is rough. Electricity is history. The weather can change at a moment’s notice. And the world is short on food but full of trouble. After her family chose to take their chances OutBubble, Maggie decided it was time to grow up and grow tough. Rechristening herself Ford Falcon, she spends her days scavenging in a junkyard near her family’s makeshift house, fending off the occasional solar bear attack and keeping her eyes peeled for any GreyDevils that might be lurking around the corner. Although times are tough, Ford, her parents, and her little brother, Dookie, have been making do. But when Ford comes home from a bartering trip to find the place ransacked and her family missing, she must prove she is brave enough to make it in this wild world alone and face whatever obstacles stand in the way of rescuing her loved ones. “A fast-paced, post-apocalyptic Laura Ingalls Wilder wilderness story. Comparisons to other gritty, engaging tough-girl-with-a-strong-moral-compass stories are inevitable, but Maggie has originality and grit to spare.”—Kirkus Review
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No Fortunate SonQuick Look
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A retired Delta Force lieutenant colonel, New York Times bestselling author Brad Taylor spins thrillers based on years of experience in special ops. No Fortunate Son finds Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill facing a terrorist organization that’s kidnapping the military relatives of key U.S. officials. Now the Taskforce must decipher the enemy’s web of lies or watch the hostages be killed—one by one. Suspense In the latest military thriller from the retired Delta Force Operator and New York Times bestselling author, a hostage situation places America’s most powerful political elite at the mercy of its worst enemies. When veteran operator Pike Logan and partner Jennifer Cahill receive a letter from Blaisdell Consulting—the umbrella cover company for their real employer, a top secret counterterrorist unit called the Taskforce—they expect orders for their next mission-impossible tasking. Instead, they learn that their latest actions have gotten them fired, despite having saved thousands of innocent lives. Pike’s shock and fury is redirected when their commander, Colonel Kurt Hale, asks him and Jennifer for help with a personal matter: His niece Kylie, an exchange student in England, has gone missing. Neither Pike nor Jennifer understands how critical her disappearance will become. Meanwhile, all Taskforce teams have been redirected to a developing situation. A terrorist organization has targeted military relatives of key members of the US government, including the vice president’s son. Their seizure of hostages was far-reaching and meticulously coordinated, and the full extent of the threat—and potential demands—has thrown the government into turmoil. They face a terrible choice: Cease counter-terrorist operations, or watch hostages die one by one. How much is a single life worth? Unless the Taskforce can decipher the web of lies devised by their enemies, the United States is about to find out.
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War of the World RecordsQuick Look
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Matthew Ward has scored a major hit with his Fantastic Family Whipple series. Here the Whipple family enters into a record-breaking contest with their bitter rivals, the Goldwins. But as the World Record World Championships draw near, young Arthur Whipple must join forces with Ruby Goldwin to thwart a devious plan spearheaded by two sinister clowns. (Fiction/Ages 8 and up) “Echoes of Roald Dahl.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
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A Map of BetrayalQuick Look
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Two-time PEN/Faulkner Award winner Ha Jin saw his novel War Trash named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In A Map of Betrayal, Professor Lilian Shang knows her father, Gary, was a Chinese spy, but she reels after reading his diaries chronicling his double life. So when she travels to China to meet the family he left behind, Lilian must make peace with a past she knew nothing of. Fiction “Subtle, masterful and bittersweet.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review From the award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash: a riveting tale of espionage and conflicted loyalties that spans half a century in the entwined histories of two countries—China and the United States—and two families. When Lilian Shang, born and raised in America, discovers her father’s diary after the death of her parents, she is shocked by the secrets it contains. She knew that her father, Gary, convicted decades ago of being a mole in the CIA, was the most important Chinese spy ever caught. But his diary, an astonishing chronicle of his journey as a Communist intelligence agent, reveals the pain and longing that his double life entailed—and point to a hidden second family that he’d left behind in China. As Lilian follows her father’s trail back into the Chinese provinces, she begins to grasp the extent of his dilemma: he is a man torn between loyalty to his motherland and the love he came to feel for his adopted country. She sees how his sense of duty distorted his life, and as she starts to understand that Gary too had been betrayed, Lilian finds that it is up to her to prevent his tragedy from endangering yet another generation of Shangs. A stunning portrait of a multinational family and an unflinching inquiry into the meaning of citizenship, patriotism, and home, A Map of Betrayal is a spy novel that only Ha Jin could write.
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Timmy Failure: We Meet AgainQuick Look
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Praised by Kirkus Reviews as a “loonily intellectual alternative to that wimpy kid,” New York Times bestselling author Stephan Pastis’ Timmy Failure series is loved by critics and fans alike. We Meet Again finds the comically confident sleuth on the verge of greatness and global domination. But first Timmy must face his biggest challenge yet—academic probation. (Fiction/Ages 8 and up) “Original and quirky, with real heart.”—Guardian If you’re one of the three people in the world who have not read the prior volumes of my memoir, let me sum them up. My name is Failure. Timmy Failure. And my detective agency is on the verge of global domination. And yet the gods keep throwing me curveballs: for starters, academic probation. But one thing is for sure—Timmy Failure will be triumphant again!
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Beautiful YouQuick Look
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Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk’s no-holds-barred approach to writing continues to win loyal fans and impress critics. Combining a sexually provocative story with a first-class thriller, Beautiful You exposes mega-billionaire C. Linus Maxwell’s plan to rule the world by marketing an extremely potent erotic device for women. Fiction “His semi-erotic writing is efficacious.”—Publishers Weekly “A billion husbands are about to be replaced.” From the author of Fight Club, the classic portrait of the damaged contemporary male psyche, now comes this novel about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of female pleasure. Sisters will be doing it for themselves. And doing it. And doing it. And doing it some more … Penny Harrigan is a low-level associate in a big Manhattan law firm with an apartment in Queens and no love life at all. So it comes as a great shock when she finds herself invited to dinner by one C. Linus Maxwell, aka “Climax-Well,” a software mega-billionaire and lover of the most gorgeous and accomplished women on earth. After dining at Manhattan’s most exclusive restaurant, he whisks Penny off to a hotel suite in Paris, where he proceeds, notebook in hand, to bring her to previously undreamed-of heights of orgasmic pleasure for days on end. What’s not to like? This: Penny discovers that she is a test subject for the final development of a line of sex toys to be marketed in a nationwide chain of boutiques called Beautiful You. So potent and effective are these devices that women by the millions line up outside the stores on opening day and then lock themselves in their room with them and stop coming out. Except for batteries. Maxwell’s plan for erotically enabled world domination must be stopped. But how?
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Stitching SnowQuick Look
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R.C. Lewis launches her fiction career with this electrifying, wildly imaginative debut. Set on the sub-zero planet of Thanda, Stitching Snow is the tale of a missing princess—and of the ruthless king and queen who will do anything to reclaim her. Far from her ice-cold parents, however, Princess Snow warms to new possibilities as she’s pulled into a confrontation of galactic proportions. (Science Fiction/Ages 13 and up) Princess Snow is missing. Her home planet, once known for lush landscapes, is now filled with violence, fear, and corruption at the hands of King Matthias and his new wife as they attempt to punish the princess’s captors. The king will stop at nothing to get his beloved daughter back—but that’s assuming she wants to return at all. Essie has grown used to being cold. Temperatures on the planet Thanda are always sub-zero, and she fills her days with coding and repairs for the seven loyal drones that run the local mines. When a mysterious young man named Dane crash-lands near her home, Essie agrees to help the pilot repair his ship. But soon she realizes that Dane’s arrival was far from accidental, and she’s pulled into the heart of a war she’s risked everything to avoid. In her enthralling debut, R.C. Lewis weaves the tale of a princess on the run from painful secrets (and a poisonous queen). With the galaxy’s future—and her own—in jeopardy, Essie must choose who to trust in a fiery fight for survival.
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The Children ActQuick Look
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New York Times bestselling author Ian McEwan has been praised as one of the most gifted, provocative, and undeniably fascinating writers of his generation. In The Children Act, High Court judge Fiona Maye is buffeted by traumas both work related (religious beliefs stand between a boy and a life-saving blood transfusion) and domestic (Fiona’s husband leaves her after asking for an open marriage). Fiction Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge who presides over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude, and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now her marriage of thirty years is in crisis. At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: Adam, a beautiful seventeen-year- old boy, is refusing for religious reasons the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents echo his wishes. Time is running out. Should the secular court overrule sincerely expressed faith? In the course of reaching a decision, Fiona visits Adam in the hospital—an encounter that stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. Her judgment has momentous consequences for them both.
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The Georges and the Jewels (The Horses of Oak Valley Ranch)Quick Look
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Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley debuts her first series for children with The Georges and the Jewels. Abby Lovitt is a sensitive 13-year-old who finds comfort in the horses on her family’s ranch. But when she’s tasked with training Ornery George, Abby finds her resolve tested by the temperamental steed. (Fiction/Ages 10 and up) “[A] quiet, psychologically attuned youth debut.”—Booklist A Pulitzer Prize winner makes her debut for young readers. Abby Lovitt has been riding horses for as long as she can remember, but Daddy hasn’t let her name a single one. He calls all their geldings George and their mares Jewel and warns her not to get attached. The horses are there on the ranch to be sold, plain and simple. But with all the stress at school (the Big Four—Linda, Mary A., Mary N., Joan—have turned against her) and home (nothing feels right with her brother, Danny, gone), Abby can’t help but seek comfort in the Georges and the Jewels, who greet her every day with soft nickers. Except for one: the horse who won’t meet her gaze, the horse who bucks her off, the horse Daddy insists she ride and train. Abby knows not to cross her father, but she knows, too, that she can’t get back on Ornery George. And suddenly the horses seem like no refuge at all. From Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley comes an emotionally charged and action-filled novel for young readers, set in the vibrant landscape of 1960s California horse country.
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SaltQuick Look
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Helen Frost, Tom Picasso (Narrated by), Michael Bakkensen (Narrated by), and Tandy Cronyn (Narrated by)
Printz Award winner Helen Frost was honored with a Kirkus Reviews Best Book Award for Salt. Writing entirely in verse, Frost offers an evocative tale of two friends, Anikwa, a member of the Miami tribe, and James, the son of frontier merchants. Anikwa and James enjoy life in the Indiana Territory, but then the War of 1812 threatens everything and everyone they hold dear. (Fiction/Ages 10 and up) Anikwa and James, twelve years old in 1812, spend their days fishing, trapping, and exploring the forest surrounding Kekionga and Fort Wayne in the Indiana Territory. To Anikwa and his family, members of the Miami tribe, this land has been home for centuries. James’s father is a trader, and his family has ties to the Miami community as well as to the new settlers and soldiers who arrive each day to claim this territory as their own. Now, as the British and American armies prepare to meet at Fort Wayne in a crucial battle for control of the land, Native Americans from surrounding tribes gather in Kekionga to protect their own claims to the region. Soon the Americans close the trading post and withhold precious commodities, including salt, from the Miamis. When the fort comes under siege and war ravages the land, James and Anikwa must decide where their deepest loyalties lie. Can their families—and their friendship—survive? Helen Frost’s carefully crafted novel in poems examines what friendship and home mean in a time when war threatens everything.
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Etta Mae’s Worst Bad-Luck DayQuick Look
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Praised by Publishers Weekly for stories rife with “sweet, down-home humor,” Ann B. Ross is the New York Times bestselling author of the Miss Julia series. Etta Mae’s Worst Bad-Luck Day finds Abbotsville home nurse Etta Mae dreaming of a better life. But first she must convince her wealthy, elderly patient to marry her! Fiction Fan favorite Etta Mae Wiggins takes center stage in the latest novel in the New York Times bestselling Miss Julia series Bestselling author Ann B. Ross is back with another lively adventure set in Miss Julia’s Abbotsville. For the first time, though, she writes from the perspective of another resident: the hardscrabble, heart-of-gold Etta Mae Wiggins. Etta Mae is frustrated with her trailer-park life and her no-good family, and she has big dreams for something better. Working as the home nurse for the elderly but wealthy Howard Connard, Senior, she finally sees her chance—with her sexy curves and infectious charm, Etta Mae is determined to become his wife. Unfortunately, Connard’s scheming, money-hungry son and stuck-up daughter-in-law are equally determined to make sure she doesn’t. To make matters worse, Etta Mae’s exhusband Skip (her first ex, that is) has shown up with a winning lottery ticket in his hand and local thugs hot on his heels. Plus, her dreamy former flame, officer Bobby Lee, keeps popping up to remind her that she’s not over him yet. In the middle of all this mayhem, Etta Mae has to get that marriage license—before it’s too late! A hilarious wild goose chase that takes us from the mansions of Abbotsville to the trailer park that Etta Mae calls home, this book is filled with familiar faces (including Miss Julia, who narrates the first chapter), features Ann Ross’s signature wit and southern charm, and will appeal to fans of the beloved series and newcomers alike.
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How They ChokedQuick Look
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Georgia Bragg, Kevin O'Malley (Illustrator), and L. J. Ganser (Narrated by)
Georgia Bragg’s How They Croaked thrilled young audiences and won a Best Book of the Year selection by Bank Street. The sequel, How They Choked offers listeners a collection of colossal blunders made by some of history’s most famous figures. Included in this informative, amusing work are eyebrow-raising missteps by people such as Queen Isabella, Magellan, and the man who commissioned the Titanic. (Nonfiction/Ages 10 and up) WARNING: Nobody’s Perfect; Get Used to It EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES. Sometimes epic failures even lead to super successes … Sometimes they become deep, dark secrets. But to fail is human; to laugh about it is an easy way to learn about the past. From Montezuma II’s mistaking an enemy conqueror for a god to Amelia Earhart’s “winging it” until she crashed, How They Choked knocks fourteen famous achievers off their pedestals to reveal the human side of history.
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Half a KingQuick Look
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Campbell Award nominee Joe Abercrombie has earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly with his New York Times bestselling First Law trilogy. In Half a King, Prince Yarvi has long been regarded as the weakling born with one hand. But when his father is murdered and Yarvi sets out to reclaim the throne, he finds that his wits are as potent a weapon as even the sharpest sword. Fantasy “I swore an oath to avenge the death of my father. I may be half a man, but I swore a whole oath.” Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains, and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea. And he must do it all with only one good hand. The deceived will become the deceiver. Born a weakling in the eyes of his father, Yarvi is alone in a world where a strong arm and a cold heart rule. He cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so he must sharpen his mind to a deadly edge. The betrayed will become the betrayer. Gathering a strange fellowship of the outcast and the lost, he finds they can do more to help him become the man he needs to be than any court of nobles could. Will the usurped become the usurper? But even with loyal friends at his side, Yarvi finds that his path may end as it began—in twists, and traps, and tragedy. “A fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page 1 and refused to let go.”—George R. R. Martin
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A Goodreads Choice Award nominee for King of Thorns, fantasy author Mark Lawrence presents Prince of Fools, the first book in his Red Queen’s War series. Set in the bloody Broken Empire, the tale follows the exploits of Prince Jalan Kendeth—the Red Queen’s grandson and a decadent philanderer. As he fights against enemies of the Empire, Jalan realizes he is merely a pawn in the Red Queen’s game. Fantasy Hailed as “epic fantasy on a George R. R. Martin scale, but on speed” (Fixed on Fantasy), the Broken Empire trilogy introduced a bold new world of dark fantasy with the story of Jorg Ancrath’s devastating rise to power. Now, Mark Lawrence returns to the Broken Empire with the tale of a less ambitious prince … The Red Queen is old but the kings of the Broken Empire dread her like no other. For all her reign, she has fought the long war, contested in secret, against the powers that stand behind nations, for higher stakes than land or gold. Her greatest weapon is The Silent Sister—unseen by most and unspoken of by all. The Red Queen’s grandson, Prince Jalan Kendeth—drinker, gambler, seducer of women—is one who can see The Silent Sister. Tenth in line for the throne and content with his role as a minor royal, he pretends that the hideous crone is not there. But war is coming. Witnesses claim an undead army is on the march, and the Red Queen has called on her family to defend the realm. Jal thinks it’s all a rumor—nothing that will affect him—but he is wrong. After escaping a death trap set by the Silent Sister, Jal finds his fate magically intertwined with a fierce Norse warrior. As the two undertake a journey across the Empire to undo the spell, encountering grave dangers, willing women, and an upstart prince named Jorg Ancrath along the way, Jalan gradually catches a glimmer of the truth: he and the Norseman are but pieces in a game, part of a series of moves in the long war—and the Red Queen controls the board.
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Heather Mackey has captivated listeners everywhere with this spellbinding middle-grade fantasy debut. In Dreamwood, Lucy Darrington sets off in search of her father, who’s somewhere in the Pacific Northwest on a quest for the magical dreamwood. Accompanied by her friend Pete, Lucy soon runs up against Lupine princesses, sea monsters, and the frightening secret of dreamwood itself. (Fantasy/Ages 10 and up) Lucy Darrington has no choice but to run away from boarding school. Her father, an expert on the supernatural, has been away for too long while doing research in Saarthe, a remote territory in the Pacific Northwest populated by towering redwoods, timber barons, and the Lupine people. But upon arriving, she learns her father is missing: Rumor has it he’s gone in search of dreamwood, a rare tree with magical properties that just might hold the cure for the blight that’s ravaging the forests of Saarthe. Determined to find her father (and possibly save Saarthe), Lucy and her vexingly stubborn friend Pete follow William Darrington’s trail to the deadly woods on Devil’s Thumb. As they encounter Lupine princesses, giant sea serpents, and all manner of terrifying creatures, Lucy hasn’t reckoned that the dreamwood itself might be the greatest threat of all.
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Michelle Knight was the first of three women kidnapped and tortured by Cleveland bus driver Ariel Castro. In Finding Me, Knight recounts the heartbreaking details of her decades-long captivity and how she managed to persevere. Memoir “No one has changed me like Michelle Knight and her story of survival.”—Dr. Phil McGraw Michelle Knight was kidnapped in 2002 by a Cleveland school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world. Millions of well-wishers now wonder: What really happened in that house, and how did Michelle find the strength to go on? Barely out of her own tumultuous childhood, Michelle was estranged from her family and fighting for custody of her young son when she disappeared. Local police believed she had run away, so they removed her from the missing persons lists fifteen months after she vanished. Castro tormented her with these facts, reminding her that no one was looking for her, that the outside world had forgotten her. But Michelle would not be broken. Heartbreaking, shocking, and ultimately triumphant, Finding Me reveals the details of Michelle’s story, including the thoughts and prayers that helped her find courage to endure her unimaginable circumstances and now build a life worth living. In sharing both her past and her efforts to create a future, Michelle becomes a voice for the voiceless and a powerful symbol of hope for the thousands of children and young adults who go missing every year.
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The HitQuick Look
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Melvin Burgess took the YA circuit by storm with his critically acclaimed work Smack. An unfiltered look at teen life, The Hit follows disaffected Manchester youth Adam and his immediate circle of friends. Having lost all hope for the future, Adam takes a hot new drug promising the most amazing week of his life. But the drug also comes with a devastating side effect: certain death. (Fiction/Ages 13 and up) “An exciting, dark story of sex, drugs and revolution that is sure to grip readers.”—School Library Journal WASTED A NEW DRUG IS ON THE STREET. Everyone’s buzzing about it. Take the hit. Live the most intense week of your life. Then die. It’s the ultimate high at the ultimate price. Adam thinks it over. He’s poor, and doesn’t see that changing. Lizzie, his girlfriend, can’t make up her mind about sleeping with him, so he can’t get laid. His brother Jess is missing. And Manchester is in chaos, with the Zealots, a group of homegrown terrorists, battling to bring down the corrupt capitalist regime. Wouldn’t one mind-blowing week be better than this endless misery? After Adam downs one of the Death pills, he’s about to find out.
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Tuesdays at the CastleQuick Look
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New York Times bestselling author Jessica Day George pens the Dragon Slippers and Princesses of Westfalin trilogies. Princess Celie has her hands full mapping out rooms that magically appear in Castle Glower. But when her family disappears after the castle is attacked, Celie knows she’s the only one who can save her home. (Fantasy/Ages 8 and up) “May pique castle envy.”—Kirkus Reviews Tuesday at Castle Glower is Princess Celie’s favorite day. That’s when the Castle magically grows a new room, a turet, or sometimes an entire wing. No one knows how or why the Castle does it, and no one except Princess Celie has ever bothered to map out the Castle’s many twists and turns. But when the king and queen disappear and Councilors from neighboring kingdoms arrive to “advise” the three Glower children, even the Castle seems to know that something is wrong … Take the new tower room, which is stocked with mysterious objects and has a knack for appearing just when Celie needs it. Then there is the secret passageway that leads the children to a room the Councilors don’t want them to know about. To find their parents and hold on to their kingdom, Celie and her siblings will need all their ingenuity, Celie’s maps, plus some help from their beloved Castle—before it’s too late. This page-turning adventure marks the launch of a series sure to delight fans of Jessica Day George and win her countless new ones.
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In ParadiseQuick Look
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Winner of the National Book Award for both fiction and nonfiction works, world-renowned naturalist Peter Matthiessen reaffirms his copious talent with each acclaimed release. In Paradise brings together a diverse range of people at a former concentration camp. There, Clements Olin and others attempt to reconcile the horrors of the past with the personal and political yearnings of the present. Fiction In the late autumn of 1996, more than a hundred people gather at the site of a former death camp. Throughout that week, they offer prayer and witness at the crematoria and meditate in all weathers on the selection platform. They eat and sleep in the sparse quarters of the Nazi officers who, half a century before, sent more than a million Jews to their deaths in this single camp. These people are joined by Clements Olin, an American academic of Polish descent, there to complete his research on the strange suicide of a survivor, even as he questions what a non-Jew with no connection to its history can contribute to the understanding of so monstrous a catastrophe. As the days pass, tensions both political and personal surface among the participants, stripping away any easy pretense to resolution or healing. Caught in the grip of emotions and impulses of bewildering intensity, Olin is forced to abandon his observer’s role and to bear witness, not only to his family’s ambiguous history but to his own as well. In Paradise is a profoundly searching new novel by a writer of incomparable range, power, and achievement who writes “like an avenging angel” (Time).
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An author of rare and shining talent, Dinaw Mengestu has received a MacArthur Foundation genius grant and New Yorker’s 20 Under 40 Award. All Our Names follows a young African revolutionary who takes the guise of an exchange student and begins a new life in America—only to discover the inexorable shredding of his present by the demons of his past. Fiction “Mengestu portrays the intersection of cultures … with unsettling perception.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review From acclaimed author Dinaw Mengestu, a recipient of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award, The New Yorker’s 20 Under 40 award, and a 2012 MacArthur Foundation genius grant, comes an unforgettable love story about a searing affair between an American woman and an African man in 1970s America and an unflinching novel about the fragmentation of lives that straddle countries and histories. All Our Names is the story of two young men who come of age during an African revolution, drawn from the safe confines of the university campus into the intensifying clamor of the streets outside. But as the line between idealism and violence becomes increasingly blurred, the friends are driven apart—one into the deepest peril, as the movement gathers inexorable force, and the other into the safety of exile in the American Midwest. There, pretending to be an exchange student, he falls in love with a social worker and settles into small-town life. Yet this idyll is inescapably darkened by the secrets of his past: the acts he committed and the work he left unfinished. Most of all, he is haunted by the beloved friend he left behind, the charismatic leader who first guided him to revolution and then sacrificed everything to ensure his freedom. Elegiac, blazing with insights about the physical and emotional geographies that circumscribe our lives, All Our Names is a marvel of vision and tonal command. Writing within the grand tradition of Naipul, Greene, and Achebe, Mengestu gives us a political novel that is also a transfixing portrait of love and grace, of self-determination and the names we are given and the names we earn.
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TornQuick Look
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David Massey is a rising author in YA fiction and his powerful debut Torn was longlisted for the prestigious Branford Boase Book Award. Elinor, a young British medic serving in Afghanistan, watches as an Afghani girl walks into a hail of bullets—and then disappears. Elinor enlists Ben, a Navy SEAL, to help find the girl, but she soon begins to wonder if Ben has something to hide. (Fantasy/Ages 13 and up) Afghanistan. In the heat and dust of war, young British army medic Elinor Nielson watches an Afghan girl walk into a hail of bullets. But when she runs to help, Ellie finds her gone. Who is she? And what’s happened to her? What Ellie discovers makes her question everything she believes in—even her feelings for the American lieutenant who takes her side.
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The ChanceQuick Look
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A Thunder Point Novel Robyn Carr’s uplifting romances have propelled her to the coveted #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Part of her Thunder Point series, The Chance follows FBI agent Laine Carrington as she recovers from a gunshot wound suffered during her last case. When ex-con Eric Gentry arrives in town, Laine can’t deny the attraction between them—or the feeling that this man with a checkered past just might be the one to heal her heart and soul. Share the joys, heartbreaks, challenges and triumphs of the people who inhabit the small Oregon town of Thunder Point with #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr With its breathtaking vistas and down-to-earth people, Thunder Point is the perfect place for FBI agent Laine Carrington to recuperate from a gunshot wound and contemplate her future. The locals embraced Laine as one of their own after she risked her life to save a young girl from a dangerous cult. Knowing her wounds go beyond the physical, Laine hopes she’ll fit in for a while and find her true self in a town that feels safe. She may even learn to open her heart to others, something an undercover agent has little time to indulge. Eric Gentry is also new to Thunder Point. Although he’s a man with a dark past, he’s determined to put down roots and get to know the daughter he only recently discovered. When Laine and Eric meet, their attraction is obvious to everyone. But while the law enforcement agent and the reformed criminal want to make things work, their differences may run too deep … unless they take a chance on each other and find that deep and mysterious bond that belongs to those who choose love over fear.
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The Good BraiderQuick Look
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Terry Farish has garnered recognition from School Library Journal and YALSA for crafting one of the best YA books of the year with The Good Braider. Written in free verse, this haunting novel follows young Viola and her mother as they escape from war-torn South Sudan and make their way to Portland, Maine. There, Viola’s desire to adopt American culture conflicts with her mother’s demands for tradition. “Will go far to help students step outside of their own experience and walk a mile in another’s shoes.”—School Library Journal, starred review The Good Braider was selected as the 2013 Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year and a book of Outstanding Merit. In spare free verse laced with unforgettable images, Viola’s strikingly original voice sings out the story of her family’s journey from war-torn Sudan, to Cairo, and finally to Portland, Maine. Here, in the sometimes too close embrace of the local Southern Sudanese Community, she dreams of South Sudan while she tries to navigate the strange world of America—a world where a girl can wear a short skirt, get a tattoo or even date a boy; a world that puts her into sharp conflict with her traditional mother who, like Viola, is struggling to braid together the strands of a displaced life. Terry Farish’s haunting novel is not only a riveting story of escape and survival, but the universal tale of a young immigrant’s struggle to build a life on the cusp of two cultures. The author of The Good Braider has donated this book to the Worldreader program.
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Mrs. Lincoln's RivalQuick Look
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When it comes to historical fiction, no one writing today does it any better than Jennifer Chiaverini, the New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker. In Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival, the author introduces listeners to Kate Chase Sprague, the brilliant, relentlessly ambitious young woman who took Washington society by storm—and who proved a fierce and worthy adversary to none other than Mary Todd Lincoln. “Required reading.”—New York Post on Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker Kate Chase Sprague was born in 1840 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was the second daughter to the second wife of a devout but ambitious lawyer. Her father, Salmon P. Chase, rose to prominence in the antebellum years and was appointed secretary of the treasury in Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet, while aspiring to even greater heights. Thrice widowed, Chase found himself at a disadvantage without a wife to host social gatherings crucial to influence-building. Beautiful, intelligent, regal, and entrancing, young Kate Chase stepped into this role, establishing a salon at the Chase home that launched a father-daughter partnership bent on achieving the presidency. For her efforts, the Washington Star declared her “the most brilliant woman of her day. None outshone her.” None, that is, but Mary Todd Lincoln. Though Mrs. Lincoln and her young rival held much in common—political acumen, love of country, and a resolute determination to help the men they loved achieve greatness—they could never be friends, for the success of one could come only at the expense of the other. When Kate Chase married William Sprague, the wealthy, young governor of Rhode Island, it was widely regarded as the pinnacle of Washington society weddings. President Lincoln was in attendance. The First Lady was not. The intertwining public lives of these two women never failed to inspire headlines, but the true and lasting influence each wrought in private makes, in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s skilled telling, for an even more fascinating story. Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival is an astute and lively novel of the politics of state—whether enacted in houses of government or the family homes of its leaders—set against the vibrant backdrop of Civil War Era Washington.
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The Water CastleQuick Look
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Children’s and young adult author Megan Frazer Blakemore makes her middle grade debut with The Water Castle, which Publishers Weekly hailed for “skillfully explor[ing] the intersection of science and magic.” After his dad suffers a stroke, Ephraim Appledore-Smith moves back to his family’s ancestral home and discovers a history full of secrets—including one that sets him on a path to rediscovering the legendary Fountain of Youth. “Blakemore creates an exquisite mystery.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review Ephraim Appledore-Smith is an ordinary boy living an ordinary life. But all that changes when his father suffers a stroke, and his family moves to the Water Castle—their ancestral home in the small town of Crystal Springs, Maine. Mallory Green’s ancestors have always been the caretakers of the Water Castle—and the guardians of its magic. She’s been raised to protect the legend of the Fountain of Youth, rumored to exist on the grounds. But ever since her mom left, she’s stopped believing in magic. Will Wylie’s family has been at war with the Appledores for generations, all because of the Water Castle’s powerful secrets. But Will has rejected legend and magic, putting all his faith in science. When Ephraim learns of the fountain, he’s sure finding it can cure his dad. With Mallory and Will’s help, Ephraim embarks on a mission that brings them deep into their families’ shared history, through every mysterious room in the Water Castle, and on a quest that will blur the lines between magic and science, creativity and discovery, leaving readers to wonder: Do you believe in the unbelievable?
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NEPTUNE’S BROOD by Charles Stross Bestselling author and two-time Hugo Award winner Charles Stross has popularized the unique blend of space opera and hard SF. In Neptune’s Brood, metahuman Krina Alizond-114 searches for her sister, Ana, so the two can fuse the fabled Atlantis Carnet. Her journey is interrupted when she’s captured by a band of pirates—but someone far more dangerous awaits her. The year is AD 7000. The human species is extinct—for the fourth time—due to its fragile nature. Krina Alizond-114 is metahuman, descended from the robots that once served humanity. She’s on a journey to the water-world of Shin-Tethys to find her sister Ana. But her trip is interrupted when pirates capture her ship. Their leader, the enigmatic Count Rudi, suspects that there’s more to Krina’s search than meets the eye. He’s correct: Krina and Ana each possess half of the fabled Atlantis Carnet, a lost financial instrument of unbelievable value—capable of bringing down entire civilizations. Krina doesn’t know that Count Rudi suspects her motives, so she accepts his offer to get her to Shin-Tethys in exchange for an introduction to Ana. And what neither of them suspects is that a ruthless body-double assassin has stalked Krina across the galaxy, ready to take the Carnet once it is whole—and leave no witnesses alive to tell the tale … “Stross’s brand of gonzo techno-speculation makes hallucinogens obsolete.”—Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author
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TerminalQuick Look
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TERMINAL Tunnel Series, Book 6 by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams are award-winning coauthors of New York Times bestselling novels. In this epic finale to the Tunnels series, the pestilent Armagi hatch and the Styx execute their insidious plan: Total Termination of the English. Meanwhile, Will and Elliott race to the site of the three core pyramids to discover an astonishing secret—one that could save Earth and reveal the stunning origin of the Styx and humankind. The end to end all ends: The epic finale to the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling TUNNELS series! Total Termination of the English: The Styx and their lethal cohorts of Armagi will settle for nothing less. Not even the mighty U.S. military is strong enough to stop the assault! Will and Elliott flee back underground, down to the innards of the Earth first mapped in DEEPER and FREEFALL. With the support of a small team that survived the plague of New Germania, they discover a secret at the site of the three core pyramids. A secret that may explain not only where the Styx came from, but the human race, too. Can Elliott, with her mixed blood, unlock the clues before Earth itself spins out of orbit? All the many threads of the prior TUNNELS books come together in this epic conclusion!
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Minor Adjustment Beauty SalonQuick Look
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THE MINOR ADJUSTMENT BEAUTY SALON No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Book 14 by Alexander McCall Smith Narrated by Lisette Lecat Modern ideas get tangled up with traditional ones in the latest intriguing installment in the beloved, best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. Precious Ramotswe has taken on two puzzling cases. First she is approached by the lawyer Mma Sheba, who is the executor of a deceased farmer’s estate. Mma Sheba has a feeling that the young man who has stepped forward may be falsely impersonating the farmer’s nephew in order to claim his inheritance. Mma Ramotswe agrees to visit the farm and find out what she can about the self-professed nephew. Then the proprietor of the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon comes to Mma Ramotswe for advice. The opening of her new salon has been shadowed by misfortune. Not only has she received a bad omen in the mail, but rumors are swirling that the salon is using dangerous products that burn people’s skin. Could someone be trying to put the salon out of business? Meanwhile, at the office, Mma Ramotswe has noticed something different about Grace Makutsi lately. Though Mma Makutsi has mentioned nothing, it has become clear that she is pregnant … But in Botswana—a land where family has always been held above all else—this may be cause for controversy as well as celebration. With genuine warmth, sympathy, and wit, Alexander McCall Smith explores some tough questions about married life, parenthood, grief, and the importance of the traditions that shape and guide our lives. “The sweet, chuckling voice of Precious Ramotswe falls gentle on the ear.”—New York Times Book Review NOTE - This review copy is provided as an unabridged recording on CD
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UndeadQuick Look
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Out of sight, out of their minds: It’s a school-trip splatter fest and completely not cool when the other kids in her class go all braindead on new girl Bobby. The day of the ski trip, when the bus comes to a stop at a roadside restaurant, everyone gets off and heads in for lunch. Everyone, that is, except Bobby, the new girl, who stays behind with rebel-without-a-clue Smitty. Then hours pass. Snow piles up. Sun goes down. Bobby and Smitty start to flirt. Start to stress. Till finally they see the other kids stumbling back. But they’ve changed. And not in a good way. Straight up, they’re zombies. So the wheels on the bus better go round and round freakin’ fast, because that’s the only thing keeping Bobby and Smitty from becoming their classmates’ next meal. It’s kill or be killed in these hunger games, heads are gonna roll, and homework is most definitely gonna be late. Combining the chill of The Shining, the thrill ride of Speed, the humor of Shaun of the Dead, and the angst of The Breakfast Club, Kirsty McKay’s Undead is a bloody mad mash-up, a school-trip splatter-fest, a funny, gory, frighteningly good debut! (Fiction/Ages 14 and up) “Hysterically funny, suspenseful, and altogether superior fare.”—Times (London) NOTE - This review copy will be provided as an unabridged recording on CD
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Doing Hard TimeQuick Look
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DOING HARD TIME A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods The riveting new Stone Barrington novel from New York Times–bestselling author Stuart Woods. When Stone Barrington embarks on a trip to Bel-Air to check in on some business and personal concerns, he expects a relaxing break from the fast pace and mean streets of New York. But trouble never takes a vacation, and it has a way of finding Stone. A case that had seemingly been resolved has returned in full force—with lethal results. And this deadly situation makes for strange bedfellows when Stone finds himself teamed with the least likely ally … a gentleman of unique abilities, who can fly below the radar and above the law. From the high-stakes poker tables of Las Vegas to California’s lush beachside resorts, the trail of disguise, subterfuge, and murder leads to a shocking conclusion. NOTE - This is an audiobook and will be supplied as an unabridged recording on CD
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New York Times bestselling author Nancy Krulik has become a favorite of young readers who enjoy her colorful assortment of fun-loving characters. The George Brown, Class Clown series continues with the hilarious outdoor adventure Hey! Who Stole the Toilet? Campers and critters beware—George is off on his first camping trip and it doesn’t take long before the peaceful sounds of nature are interrupted by the thunderous clap of George’s Super Burp! (Fiction/Ages 7 and up) NOTE - This is an audiobook and will be shipped as an unabridged recording on CD
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The Bones of ParisQuick Look
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New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King, beloved for her acclaimed Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series, consistently writes richly detailed and thoroughly suspenseful novels that bring a distant time and place to brilliant life. Now, in this thrilling new book, King leads readers into the vibrant and sensual Paris of the Jazz Age—and reveals the darkest secrets of its denizens. Paris, France: September 1929. For Harris Stuyvesant, the assignment is a private investigator’s dream—he’s getting paid to troll the cafés and bars of Montparnasse, looking for a pretty young woman. The American agent has a healthy appreciation for la vie de bohème, despite having worked for years at the U.S. Bureau of Investigation. The missing person in question is Philippa Crosby, a twenty-two year old from Boston who has been living in Paris, modeling and acting. Her family became alarmed when she stopped all communications, and Stuyvesant agreed to track her down. He wholly expects to find her in the arms of some up-and-coming artist, perhaps experimenting with the decadent lifestyle that is suddenly available on every rue and boulevard. As Stuyvesant follows Philippa’s trail through the expatriate community of artists and writers, he finds that she is known to many of its famous—and infamous—inhabitants, from Shakespeare and Company’s Sylvia Beach to Ernest Hemingway to the Surrealist photographer Man Ray. But when the evidence leads Stuyvesant to the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre, his investigation takes a sharp, disturbing turn. At the Grand-Guignol, murder, insanity, and sexual perversion are all staged to shocking, brutal effect: depravity as art, savage human nature on stage. Soon it becomes clear that one missing girl is a drop in the bucket. Here, amid the glittering lights of the cabarets, hides a monster whose artistic coup de grâce is to be rendered in blood. And Stuyvesant will have to descend into the darkest depths of perversion to find a killer … sifting through The Bones of Paris. NOTE - This is an audiobook. It will be shipped to you as an unabridged recording on CD.
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A Wounded NameQuick Look
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There’s a girl who could throw herself headfirst into life and forge an unbreakable name, an identity that stands on its own without fathers or brothers or lovers who devour and shatter. I’VE NEVER BEEN THAT GIRL Sixteen-year-old Ophelia Castellan will never be just another girl at Elsinore Academy. Seeing ghosts is not a skill prized in future society wives. Even when she takes her pills, the bean sidhe beckon, reminding her of a promise to her dead mother. Now, in the wake of the Headmaster’s sudden death, the whole academy is in turmoil, and Ophelia can no longer ignore the fae. Especially once she starts seeing the Headmaster’s ghosts—two of them—on the school grounds. At the center of her crumbling world is Dane, the Headmaster’s grieving son. He too understands the power of a promise to a parent—even a dead one. To him, Ophelia is the only person not tainted by deceit and hypocrisy, a mirror of his own broken soul. And to Ophelia, Dane quickly becomes everything. Yet even as she gives more of herself to him, Dane slips away. Consumed by suspicion, rage, and madness, he spirals toward his tragic fate—dragging Ophelia, and the rest of Elsinore, with him. YOU KNOW HOW THIS STORY ENDS. Yet even in the face of certain death, Ophelia has a choice to make—and a promise to keep. She is not the girl others want her to be. But in Dot Hutchison’s dark and sensuous debut novel, the name “Ophelia” is as deeply, painfully, tragically real as “Hamlet.” NOTE - This is an audiobook. It will be shipped to you as an unabridged recording on CD.
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Manson: The Life and Times of Charles MansonQuick Look
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The most authoritative account ever written of how an ordinary juvenile delinquent named Charles Manson became the notorious murderer whose crimes still shock and horrify us today. More than forty years ago Charles Manson and his mostly female commune killed nine people, among them the pregnant actress Sharon Tate. It was the culmination of a criminal career that author Jeff Guinn traces back to Manson’s childhood. Guinn interviewed Manson’s sister and cousin, neither of whom had ever previously cooperated with an author. Childhood friends, cellmates, and even some members of the Manson Family have provided new information about Manson’s life. Guinn has made discoveries about the night of the Tate murders, answering unresolved questions, such as why one person on the property where the murders occurred was spared. Manson puts the killer in the context of his times, the turbulent late sixties, an era of race riots and street protests when authority in all its forms was under siege. Guinn shows us how Manson created and refined his message to fit the times, persuading confused young women (and a few men) that he had the solutions to their problems. At the same time he used them to pursue his long-standing musical ambitions, relocating to Los Angeles in search of a recording contract. His frustrated ambitions, combined with his bizarre race-war obsession, would have lethal consequences as he convinced his followers to commit heinous murders on successive nights. In addition to stunning revelations about Charles Manson, the book contains family photographs never before published.
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It Happens in the DarkQuick Look
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The extraordinary new Mallory novel from the New York Times–bestselling author and one of the most acclaimed crime writers in America. The reviews called it “A Play to Die For,” after the woman was found dead in the front row. It didn’t seem so funny the next night, when another body was found, this time the playwright himself, his throat slashed. Detective Kathy Mallory of the NYPD Special Crimes Unit takes over, but no matter what she asks, no one seems to be giving her a straight answer. Not the lead actor, a movie star fallen on hard luck; not the lead actress, a nervous sort with too great a liking for pharmaceuticals; not the wardrobe mistress, who appears to have an alias; not the errand boy, who appears to be living an alias; and not the twin actors, who do an awfully realistic job of portraying psychos. The only person—if “person” is the right word—who seems to be clear with her is the ghostwriter.
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On the Road to Mr. Mineo'sQuick Look
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Summer days drift by slowly in Meadville, South Carolina—that is, until Sherman the one-legged pigeon flies into town and causes a ruckus. First Stella, who’s been begging for a dog, spots him on top of a garage roof and decides she wants him for a pet. Then there’s Ethel and Amos, an old couple who sees the pigeon in their barn keeping company with a little brown dog that barks all night. The pigeon lands smack in the middle of Mutt Raynard’s head, but he’s the town liar, so no one believes him. And when Stella’s brother Levi and his scabby-kneed, germ-infested friends notice the pigeon, they join the chase, too. Meanwhile, across town, Mr. Mineo has one less homing pigeon than he used to … Barbara O’Connor has delivered another ingeniously crafted story full of Southern charm, kid-sized adventures, and quirky, unforgettable characters. “O’Connor condenses long summer days down into their essence, quiet but humming with an undercurrent of childhood energy.” — Kirkus Reviews
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