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Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, ‘Respect’ is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.

Rating: PG-13

Time: 145 min

In a remote Oregon town, a middle-school teacher and her sheriff brother become entangled with her enigmatic student, whose dark secrets lead to horrifying encounters with a legendary ancestral creature who came before them.

Rating: R

Time: 99 min

In 1978, a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder takes a job from an ex-boss to bring the man’s young son home and away from his alcoholic mom. Crossing rural Mexico on their way back to Texas, the unlikely pair faces an unexpectedly challenging journey, during which the world-weary horseman may find his own sense of redemption through teaching the boy what it means to be a good man.

Rating: PG-13

Time: 104 min

A mythic hero’s journey that tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence, a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential, only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

Rating: PG-13

Time: 155 min

Minutes after Laurie Strode, her daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor. But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires her town to rise up against their unstoppable monster. Evil dies tonight.

Rating: R

Time: 105 min

After the wife of Knight Jean de Carrouge accuses his squire of assaulting her virtue, King Charles VI declares that the men must fight to the death, leaving the truth to be revealed by God who will let the guilty man perish. This arrangement will leave the woman either berieved or besmirched, her life and position in society ruined no matter the result.

Rating: R

Time: 153 min

Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Rating: PG-13

Time: 163 min

Separated from his fiancée Ann and in a rocky relationship with his symbiote, Eddie Brock’s life appears to be in a downward spiral until renowned serial-killer Cletus Kasady insists he conduct an exclusive interview. Afterwards, Cletus is sharing his body with Carnage, an especially violent red symbiote that may be more powerful than Venom, who is searching for a new host while Cletus tears across the city looking to reunite with a lost love and continue his killing spree.

Rating: PG-13

Time: 97 min

When a killer plague wipes out 99% of the world’s population, the embattled survivors struggle to make their way in a post-apocalyptic reality. This 2020 adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand frames the eternal battle between good and evil, as embodied by the peaceful prophet Mother Abagail and the menacing presence Randall Flagg, and closes with a new coda written by Stephen King himself.

Rating: TV-MA

Time: 8hrs 29 min

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What does it really mean to be green? The answers might surprise you! From turning off the water while you brush your teeth to walking to the park instead of driving, there are all kinds of things kids can do to help keep the earth clean and healthy! With lots of amazing facts and helpful tips, readers will learn all about how their small choices can make a big difference—kids can change the world!

Kikko sets out after her father with a forgotten pie for Grandma. When she arrives at a strange house in the wintry woods, a peek in the window reveals that the footprints Kikko had been following did not belong to her father at all, but to a bear in a long coat and hat!

There will be times when you walk into a room
and no one there is quite like you. There are many reasons to feel different. Maybe it’s how you look or talk, or where you’re from; maybe it’s what you eat, or something just as random. It’s not easy to take those first steps into a place where nobody really knows you yet, but somehow you do it.

(This book is also available in Spanish, as El Día En Que Descubres Quién Eres!)

Harvey Hill just wants other kids to think he’s normal. So he’s happy to start fresh as the newest kid at Strangeville Middle School. Except Strangeville is anything but normal. At least Harvey has his guide and sort-of new friend Stella Cho to show him the ropes. Stella shows Harvey that maybe “normal” is overrated. But when Stella goes missing, Harvey must embrace what makes him unique to save his new friend and his new school.

Eleven-year-old Willodeen adores creatures of all kinds, and believes the animals serve a vital role in the complicated web of nature. Lately, though, nature has seemed angry. Her home has been cursed with fires and mudslides, and this year, not a single hummingbear has returned and no one knows why. Willodeen and her new friend, Connor, are determined to speak up for the animals she loves, and perhaps even uncover the answer to the mystery of the missing hummingbears.

Sixth grader Betsy informs her best friend, Lizard, that thousands of the world’s languages are currently threatened by extinction. Lizard challenges Betsy, “What if you and I SAVED one?” As the girls embark on their quest to learn as much as possible of the near-extinct language of Guernesiais (spoken on the Isle of Guernsey, off the coast of France), their friendship faces unexpected strains. Maybe lost friendships, like lost languages, can never be completely saved.

Ivy, Mateo, and Cal used to be close. Now all they have in common is Carlton High and the beginning of a very bad day. So when the three unexpectedly run into each other, they decide to avoid their problems by ditching. Just the three of them, like old times. Except they’ve barely left the parking lot before they run out of things to say until they spot another student skipping school—and follow him to the scene of his own murder. It turns out Ivy, Mateo, and Cal still have some things in common like a connection to the dead kid. And they’re all hiding something.

Nina is a Lipan girl in our world. She’s always felt there was something more out there. She still believes in the old stories. Oli is a cottonmouth kid, from the land of spirits and monsters. Like all cottonmouths, he’s been cast from home. He’s found a new one on the banks of the bottomless lake. Nina and Oli have no idea the other exists. But a catastrophic event on Earth will drive their worlds together in ways they haven’t been in centuries.

Seventeen-year-old Julie Clarke has her future all planned out—move out of her small town with her boyfriend Sam, and attend college in the city. But then Sam dies. Heartbroken, Julie skips his funeral, throws out his belongings, and tries everything to forget him. But a message Sam left behind in her yearbook forces memories to return. Desperate to hear him one more time, Julie calls Sam’s cell phone just to listen to his voice mail recording. And Sam picks up the phone. The connection is temporary. But hearing Sam’s voice makes Julie fall for him all over again and with each call, it becomes harder to let him go.

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Unable to cope with the death of her sister, Camila carries her pain to the supposed utopia of Memoria. But as Camila and different members of Memoria navigate around its troubled cult leader’s fiery rise, they will need to confront his violent authoritarian impulses in order to find a way to reclaim their home.

In the City of the Dead, a war is brewing against an enemy no one can see. Hawk and Maximum Ride never back down from a conflict, or from each other. But as the dead begin to outnumber the living, a mother’s experience and a daughter’s instinct can make one powerful arsenal.

Mahmood Mattan is accused of a crime he did not commit. At first, he believes he can ignore the fingers pointing his way. But as the trial draws closer, his prospect for freedom dwindles. Under the shadow of the hangman’s noose, Mahmood begins to realize that even the truth may not be enough to save him.

Lachlan Kite is a member of BOX 88, an elite transatlantic black ops outfit so covert that not even the CIA are certain of its existence — but even the best spy can’t anticipate every potential threat. At the funeral of his childhood best friend, Lachlan falls into a trap that drops him into the hands of a deadly interrogation, with his pregnant wife, also abducted, being held as collateral. In order to save his family, Lachlan will be forced to revisit some painful memories of his past.

At loose ends after the devastating death of her mother, Una Richardson responds to an advertisement for a ladies’ companion, leading her into the wealthy, secluded world of Mrs. Elspeth McKenzie. But Elspeth’s home isn’t the comforting haven it seems. Kathryn, her daughter, resents Una’s presence. More disturbing is evidence suggesting two girls lived here before her. What happened to them? Why won’t they talk about them and what are they hiding?

When a police detective is taken off life support after falling into a coma, only an autopsy reveals the murderous act that precipitated her death. Acting Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley is assigned to the case. In his pursuit of a killer determined to remain hidden, he’s assisted by Detective Sergeants Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata. Together they must sort through the secret lives of those whose superficial cooperation masks the damage they do to one another.

The year is 1938, and Max Dornbach enlists the help of Annika Knopf to help his Jewish friends hide from the Nazis, smuggling them to his family’s summer estate. Eighty years later, Callie Randall is mostly content with her quiet life, until she finds an old edition of Bambi that connects her to Annika’s story. As she digs into the past, Callie must risk venturing outside the safe world she’s built for a chance at answers, adventure, and maybe even new love.

The murder of a university student and the arrest of a homeless man, set a college town on edge. As the prosecutor rushes to convict, the young public defender representing the accused, Sohni Silver, begins to doubt her client’s guilt. Sohni searches for answers and finds unexpected assistance from two unlikely allies. To free her client, Sohni must fight against powerful forces, and a killer who has set his sights on her, all while battling her own demons.

After an unexpected pregnancy, Abby West discarded her dream of becoming a physician in favor of being a wife to one. Years later, Abby discovers her husband has been keeping secrets. Devastated by the betrayal, she flees to her grandmother’s hometown, where she imagines a new life without her unfaithful husband. Empowered by a newfound sense of freedom, Abby returns home to settle things with her husband, but what awaits may very well destroy her.

New Nonfiction

Learn how to use crystals to balance mind, body, and soul, harness energies, create everyday wellness, and establish a positive lifestyle. Explore how different stones resonate with your chakras, and how to use them with a range of meditations to heal yourself inside and out.

From White House intern to White House press secretary, God has guided her path through uncharted territory. McEnany chronicles her journey to the White House, offering never-before-told anecdotes about what really happened within the Trump administration.

The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions. The source of the family fortune was vague, however, until it emerged that the Sacklers were responsible for making and marketing OxyContin, a blockbuster painkiller that was a catalyst for the opioid crisis.

Bronx-native Bernard Slotnick’s mantra was that everyone deserved a good defense. And he was the best defender out there. Slotnick had a remarkable legal career capped by an extraordinary twelve-year winning streak. From negotiating Melania Trump’s pre-nup to representing the Dapper Don, Slotnick’s unparalleled acumen defined a profession, a city, and an era.

Exposing the hysteria and manipulation behind the worst failure of public policy since World War I, Alex Berenson has been a critical source of reason and truth. Dispassionate, factual, and untainted by any agenda other than telling the truth, this is the account that pandemic-weary Americans desperately need.

Although different cultures around the world are familiar with medicinal herbs, Native Americans are renowned for their knowledge of natural medicines. This book helps you to understand how to treat the plants or herbs, which part of the plant to use, how you should consume them, and all the benefits they give you.

From coffee to milkshakes and slushies to mocktails, this book features over 100 of your favorite beverages from the happiest place on Earth. Recipes are taken straight from your favorite restaurants and cafes throughout the Disney Parks and resorts. The Unofficial Disney Parks Drink Recipe Book has all the recipes you’ll need to make luscious libations worthy of the Mouse himself.

In Spectacular Spreads, Maegan Brown shares her tips and tricks for effortless, stress-free, and foolproof entertaining that will impress your guests and feed a hungry crowd, all while allowing you to relax and enjoy the occasion. Visually exciting and deliciously enticing, the spreads are comprised of easy-to-find fresh and prepared foods and are arranged in beautiful, artful, and whimsical ways.

Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, a Jew second. He was proud of his country. But all of that changed in November 1938, when he was beaten, arrested and taken to a concentration camp. Because he survived, Eddie made the vow to smile every day. He pays tribute to those who were lost by telling his story, and living his best possible life. He now believes he is the ‘happiest man on earth.’

New Fiction

FBI agent Atlee Pine has been searching for her twin sister, Mercy, who was abducted at the age of six. Atlee has discovered proof that Mercy survived her abduction and then escaped her captors. When the truth is finally revealed, Atlee will face the greatest danger yet, and it may cost her everything.

Sheriff Winston Barnes knows something strange is happening. Nothing can prepare him for what he finds: an airplane has crash-landed on the runway, and there are no signs of a pilot. When the body of a local man is discovered, Winston begins a murder investigation that will change his life and the fate of the community.

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration for Ben’s novel. Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon and his novel be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?

Chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta and her husband have relocated to Old Town Alexandria, where she’s working five miles from the Pentagon. With just weeks on the job, Scarpetta is summoned to the White House and tasked with hunting a killer who has mastered cutting-edge science for the most nefarious ends.

It is 1985 in a small Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal merchant faces his busiest season. Early one morning, while delivering an order, Bill makes a discovery which forces him to confront both his past and the complicit silences of a town controlled by the church.

Ike Randolph has been out of jail for fifteen years. The last thing he expects to hear is that his son Isiah has been murdered, along with Isiah’s white husband, Derek. Ike and Buddy Lee, two ex-cons with little else in common other than a criminal past and a love for their dead sons, band together in their desperate desire for revenge.  

Sofia Colicchio is a free spirit, a loud, untamed thing. Antonia Russo is thoughtful, ever observing the world around her. Best friends from birth, their fathers are part of an unspoken community that connects them all: the Family. One fateful night their loyalty to each other and the Family will be tested. Only one of them can pull the trigger before it’s too late.

Alex Cross and Detective John Sampson venture into the rugged Montana wilderness–where they will be the prey. They’re not on the job, but on a personal mission. Until they’re attacked by two rival teams of assassins, controlled by the same mastermind who has stalked Alex and his family for years. Darkness falls. No backup. No way out.

When Sonny Dunes, a SoCal meteorologist, is replaced by a virtual meteorologist, the only station willing to give her another shot is in her northern Michigan hometown. To distract herself from the memories she’s been trying to outrun, Sonny throws herself headfirst into covering every small-town winter event to woo a new audience, made more bearable by a handsome widower with optimism to spare.

New Nonfiction

A neuroscientist reveals that our attention system is a hidden superpower that enables us to function at maximum capacity despite anxiety and stress, achieve more, maintain healthier relationships, and be engaged for all the moments of our lives.

New York Times bestselling author and journalist Anderson Cooper teams with New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chronicle the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty—his mother’s family, the Vanderbilts. 

Two longtime friends share an intimate and urgent conversation about life, music, and their enduring love of America, with all its challenges and contradictions, in this stunningly produced expansion of their groundbreaking Higher Ground podcast.

In the summer of 1942, the Rabinowitz family narrowly escaped the Nazi ghetto in their Polish town by fleeing to the forbidding Bialowieza Forest. From a little-known chapter of Holocaust history, this is one family’s inspiring true story of love, escape, and survival.

In times more uncertain than ever before, Dear William answers the call for increased attention to individual and family substance use and mental health. His is a message that students and parents throughout the world need to hear. 

Physician and former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb provides an inside account of how  American government crumbled as COVID-19  advanced and argues we must fix our systems and prepare for whatever else nature–or those wishing us harm–may threaten us with.

From award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci comes an intimate and charming memoir of life in and out of the kitchen in a heartwarming read that will be irresistible for anyone who knows the power of a home-cooked meal.

Filled with funny anecdotes, delightful asides and notes from her family about their favorite dishes, this book will help you fall in love with cooking all over again with recipes that range from comfort classics to easy skillets to ready-in-minutes Tex Mex meals.

The legendary American musician, singer, songwriter and documentary filmmaker offers a collection of stories, written by his own hand, that focus on the memories of his life, from his childhood to today.

New Young Adult Fiction

Emilia, a witch in the Kingdom of Italy, travels to Hell to uncover her twin sister’s murderer while combating her growing affections for the Prince of Wrath.

After a fatal car accident that reveals Emory’s brother Joey’s opioid addiction, Emory struggles to help him on his road to recovery and make herself heard in a town that insists on not listening.

Thanks to a DNA test, Avery Grambs knows that she is not a Hawthorne by blood, but clues pile up hinting at a deeper connection to the family than she had ever imagined. 

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.

Teenage baker Syd sends ripples of heartbreak through Austin’s queer community when a batch of post-being-dumped brownies turns out to be magical–and makes everyone who eats them break up.

A budding dark sorceress determined not to use her formidable powers uncovers yet more secrets about the workings of her world in the stunning sequel to A Deadly Education, the start of Naomi Novik’s groundbreaking crossover series. 

D&D players will find a treasure trove of dragon-themed character options: dragonborn with ties to specific draconic ancestries, subclasses for dragon-themed monks and rangers, supernatural gifts for those who claim the power of a dying dragon, and more.

Everyone in Sleepy Hollow knows about the Horseman, but no one really believes in him. Twenty years after the storied events, the village is a quiet place, but then the headless body of a child is found in the woods near the village. Could the Horseman be real after all? Or does something even more sinister stalk the woods?

Pippa Fitz-Amobi is haunted by the two murder cases she solved, by the victims, by the attention her crime podcast garnered, and by the survivors, which is bad enough–but then it starts to feel like someone is watching her.

New Fiction

At the end of a long, sweltering day, as markets and businesses begin to close for the evening, an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude shakes the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. Award-winning author Myriam J. A. Chancy masterfully charts the inner lives of the characters affected by the disaster.

Astrobiologist Theo searches for life throughout the cosmos while raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin. As his son grows more troubled, he learns of an experimental treatment to bolster Robin’s emotional control, one that involves training the boy on the recorded patterns of his deceased mother’s brain.

In this stunning combination of generational German propriety and Bohemian revolution, we see the rise of Hitler and the forced exile of a swath of Germans, all told through the life of Nobel Prize winning author Thomas Mann. This is a novel about a family, fiercely engaged by the world, profoundly flawed, and as flamboyant as it’s possible to be.

In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served. When the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the farm  hid themselves in the trunk and have hatched a plan for Emmett’s future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey.

Anna grew up in England with her white mother knowing very little about her African father. Her mother’s death leads her to discover that he eventually became the president – some would say the dictator – of Bamana in West Africa, and that he is still alive. So begins a fascinating journey, and an exploration of race, identity and what we pass on to our children.

When Craig Brafford is listed as a defendant in the murder of his young wife, Andi, her relationships are exposed and torn to shreds in the highly publicized case. Andi’s life remains a mystery that investigators and public opinion equally fail to solve. Was she the happy, devoted wife she’d made everyone believe she was? Only she can answer that question.

Jo Nesbø is known the world over as a consummate mystery/thriller writer. Famed for his deft characterization, hair-raising suspense and shocking twists, Nesbø’s dexterity with the dark corners of the human heart is on full display in these inventive and enthralling stories.

When Ex-Detective Inspector Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, author Anthony Horowitz, are invited to an exclusive literary festival on Alderney, an idyllic island off the south coast of England, they don’t expect to find themselves in the middle of murder investigation–or to be trapped with a cold-blooded killer in a remote place with a murky, haunted past.

As an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct, Lacy Stoltz sees plenty of corruption among the men and women elected to the bench. In The whistler, she took on a crime syndicate that was paying millions to a crooked judge. Now, the crimes are even worse. The man hiding behind the black robe is not taking bribes-but he may be taking lives.

New Fiction

Seven years ago, Mia Briscoe was at a college frat rave with her best friend Serena when a fire broke out and Serena goes missing. Now an investigative journalist, Mia discovers photos taken the night of the party, and begins to uncover a sinister string of events.

Memories of unfortunate incidents from Maud’s past keep bubbling to the surface, and certain problems in the present require immediate attention. Luckily, Maud is no stranger to taking matters into her own hands . . . even if it means she has to get a little blood on them in the process.

At the dawn of World War II, Anne, a young archivist employed at the Louvre, frantically moves the Mona Lisa and other treasures in an elaborate game of hide and seek. As the Nazi threat grows, Anne also begins to learn the truth about her missing brother and the role he plays in this dangerous game.

The lives of the three Emery sisters are forever changed when their mother is found drowned in the bathtub, creating distance between them. Decades pass. Alex and Colleen are determined to reconcile, but the closer they come to finding their sister Riley, the more they fear they’ll only be left with her secrets.

After moving to Paris, Joachim trains to be a butler and goes to work for Olivia, a young woman out to reinvent herself, when he discovers a family history he never knew. While Olivia struggles to put her life back together, Joachim’s comes apart. Stripped of their old roles, they strive to discover the truth about each other and themselves.

Stone Barrington is nearing his New York City abode when he stumbles into trouble. As it turns out, a new client is in danger—and with both business and the safety of the city at stake, Stone has no choice but to get involved. 

Diesel and Stephanie are on the trail of the same fugitive: Oswald Wednesday, an international computer hacker as brilliant as he is ruthless. Unsure if Diesel is her partner or her competition, she’ll need to watch her back every step of the way as she sets the stage to draw Wednesday out from behind his computer and into the real world.

Julian Lawndsley has renounced his high-flying job in the city for a simpler life running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. Edward, a Polish emigre living in Silverview, the big house on the edge of town, seems to know a lot about Julian’s family and is rather too interested in the inner workings of his modest new enterprise. 

CIA case officer Sam Joseph is dispatched to Paris to recruit Syrian Palace official Mariam Haddad. The two fall into a forbidden relationship, which supercharges Haddad’s recruitment and creates unspeakable danger when they enter Damascus to find the man responsible for the disappearance of an American spy.

New Christmas Fiction

Meg’s brother Rob and his fiancé decide to throw a party just before Christmas and then elope, but the two mothers find out and start trying to pull together the kind of over-the-top event the couple was trying to avoid. To make matters worse, a murder is afoot.

Lindy Carmichael isn’t feeling particularly joyful. Reading through a box of childhood letters to Santa and reminiscing about what she’d wished for as a young girl may be just the inspiration Lindy needs. So she decides to write a new letter to Santa, one that will encourage her to have faith and believe just as she’d done all those years ago. 

Employed as a ranch caretaker  and caring for her recently orphaned nephews, Annelise is crushed when Billionaire Tate Sheridan shows up to sell the ranch two week before Christmas. Annie resigns, but Tate asks them to stay and help him get the house ready for one last family Christmas before it’s put on the market.

Reuniting for a state-of-the-art cruise during the holidays–one with hundreds of eligible men–four best friends cheer each other on through speed-dating events and shore excursions, but soon discover things not going as planned as they set sail on surprising new adventures.

Guilted into being bridesmaids at their parents’ vow renewal ceremony, sisters Reggie and Dena Sommerville, each working through tough personal issues, find love in the most unexpected of places–their hometown.

Ivy finds an old Santa suit with a note in it’s pocket from a little girl who has one Christmas wish: for her father to return home from the war. This discovery sets Ivy off on a mission. Who wrote the note? Did the man ever come home? What mysteries did the Rose family hold?

 Stanley Mann lost his Christmas spirit when he lost his wife. But then she shows up in his dreams and informs him it’s time to ditch his scroogey attitude. Stanley digs in his heels, but she’s determined to haunt him until he wakes up and rediscovers the joys of the season. (Overdrive Ebook)

It was supposed to be Christy Sullivan’s perfect Christmas getaway—a trip to Lapland with her family and best friend, Alix. As secrets unravel and unexpected romance shines, can Christy and Alix find the courage to fight for the relationships they really want, and save the precious gift of each other’s friendship? (Overdrive Ebook)

Every December, Josie posts a letter from her home in London to the parents she lost on Christmas night ears ago. But this year, her annual trip to the postbox is knocked off course by a bicycle collision with a handsome stranger—a stranger who will change the course of Josie’s life. (Overdrive Ebook)