New Fiction

This Was a Man by Jeffrey Archer: In a devastating twist, tragedy engulfs the Clifton family when one of them receives a shocking diagnosis that will throw all their lives into turmoil.

The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly: A reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life and is haunted by one regret. Desperate to know whether he has an heir, the dying magnate hires Bosch. As Bosch begins to uncover the haunting story – and finds uncanny links to his own past – he knows he cannot rest until he knows the truth.

The Inheritance by Charles Finch: Charles Lenox has received a cryptic plea for help from an old Harrow schoolmate, Gerald Leigh, but when he looks into the matter he finds that his friend has suddenly disappeared.

Faithful by Alice Hoffman: Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl, until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt. In New York City she finds a circle of lost and found souls–including an angel who’s been watching over her ever since that fateful icy night.

When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz: When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her step-sister, Jocelyn, to tell her that one 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 P.I.

The Award by Danielle Steel: Gaëlle de Barbet is sixteen years old in 1940 when the German army occupies France and frightening changes begin to occur. She is shocked and powerless when French gendarmes take away her closest friend, Rebekah Feldmann, and her family for deportation to an unknown, ominous fate.

Infamy by Robert Tanenbaum: New York District Attorney Butch Karp and his crime-fighting wife, Marlene, place their lives in danger to seek justice for a murdered FBI associate while exposing security-compromising corruption at the highest levels of government.

Sex, Lies, and Serious Money by Stuart Wood: Fresh off the runway at Teterboro, Stone Barrington arrives home to find an unexpected new client on his doorstep, anxiously soliciting his help. But everything is not as it seems, when the client reveals the true nature of his recent turn of fortune.

The Spy by Coelho Paulo: A novel of Mata Hari’s final days, as written by the woman herself while accused of espionage.

 

New YA Fiction

Heartless by Marissa Meyer: In this prequel to Alice in Wonderland, Cath would rather open a bakery and marry for love than accept a proposal from the King of Hearts, especially after meeting the handsome and mysterious court jester.

The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan: Just when Magnus thinks life at Hotel Valhalla has returned to normal, friends go missing, a hallmate is creating chaos, and a certain object belonging to Thor is still missing.

Empire of Storms by Sarah Maas: The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces.

The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics: While living in her family’s Victorian mansion, Lucy and her cousin, Margaret, begin to hear voices coming from the walls of the old house.

Twisted Palace by Erin Watt: Ella Harper has met every challenge that life has thrown her way. She’s tough, resilient, and willing to do whatever it takes to defend the people she loves, but the challenge of a long-lost father and a boyfriend whose life is on the line might be too much for even Ella to overcome.

Double Down by Jeff Kinney: The pressure’s really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his creative side. As if that’s not scary enough, Halloween’s just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea.

The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia: Romeo and Juliet meets The Fast and the Furious in this edgy romance set in the suburbs of Washington, DC.

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black: In the town of Fairfold, where humans and faeries exist side by side, a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives awakes after generations of sleep in a glass coffin in the woods, causing Hazel to be swept up in new love, shift her loyalties, feel the fresh sting of betrayal, and to make a secret sacrifice to the faerie king.

Losers Take All by David Klass: At a sports-crazy NJ high school where all kids must play on a team, a group of rebels start a soccer team designed to undermine the jock-culture of the school.

Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmell: Maisie is a normal sixteen-year-old, until an electrical fire caused by a lightning strike leaves her with severe burns, her face partially destroyed–she is lucky enough to get a full face transplant but she soon discovers how much her looks shaped her own identity and her relationship with those around her, including her boyfriend.

New Fiction

The Secret Life of Souls by Jack Ketchum: An Australian cattle dog named Caity must loyally protect her friend, Delia, a beautiful and talented child actress, after she falls victim to a freak accident that wreaks havoc on the entire family, who depend on her for their upscale lifestyle.

Treason by Newt Gingrich: Captain Brooke Grant, Sergeant Walks Many Miles, and Representative Thomas “The Chairman” Stanton have been hunting down Islamic terrorist mastermind, The Falcon, and he has now marked them for death. His terrorists in place in America are training to execute his revenge–and they are happy to die for their cause.

Turbo Twenty-three by Janet Evanovich: Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again. Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded with Bogart ice cream and a dead body.

I’ll Take You There by Wally Lamb: Felix runs a Monday night movie club in what was once a vaudeville theater. One evening, while setting up a film in the projectionist booth, he’s confronted by the ghost of Lois Weber, a trailblazing motion picture director from Hollywood’s silent film era. Lois invites Felix to revisit–and in some cases relive–scenes from his past as they are projected onto the big screen.

Island of Glass by Nora Roberts: Three stars–of fire, water, and ice–have fallen from the skies, and now three women and three men have come together to find them. But on the quest for the final star, they’ll discover that possessing it won’t be enough to stop the destruction of themselves–and of their world.

Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice: In the next installment of the vampire chronicles, Lestat de Lioncourt battles, and ultimately reconciles with, a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of his undead body and soul.

Night Watch by Iris Johansen: Born blind, Kendra regained her sight thanks to a new medical procedure Her highly-developed senses (honed during her years in the dark) have made her a remarkable investigator, sought after by law-enforcement agencies all over the country. But her newest case finds her uncovering a deadly truth about the shadowy organization that has given her so much.

The Nix by Nathan Hill: An epic novel about a son, the mother who left him as a child, and how his search to uncover the secrets of her life leads him to reclaim his own.

The Whistler by John Grisham: Lacy is a lawyer whose job is to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. When a corruption case crosses her desk that claims to name a Florida judge has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. Lacy immediately suspects that this case could be dangerous. Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else.

New Nonfiction

The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis: Examines the history of behavioral economics, discussing the theory of Israeli psychologists who wrote the original studies undoing assumptions about the decision-making process and the influence it has had on evidence-based regulation

18 and Life on Skip Row by Sebastian Bach: Throughout his career, Sebastian Bach has sold over twenty million records both as the lead singer of Skid Row and as a solo artist. This is the story of a man who achieved his wildest dreams, only to lose his family, and then his home. It is a story of perseverance, of wine, women and song and a man who has made his life on the road and always will.

Drink Like a Woman by Jeanette Hurt: Cocktail marketers and male bartenders like to tell women what we want to drink–and it’s usually fruity, frilly, fancy, and pink. In Drink Like a Woman, Jeanette Hurt shakes up barroom expectations, stirs up some new ideas, and pours a lively collection of feminist cocktails that are just as varied, flavorful, and strong as women are.

Let Me Tell You About Jasper by Dana Perino: Dana knows who the real star in her family is: her Vizsla, Jasper-A.K.A. America’s Dog. She also talks about how dogs bring families together -like Dana’s own, from her career in Washington through her life as a TV star.

This Strange Wilderness by Nancy Plain: Award winning author Nancy Plain brings together the amazing story of John James Audubon’s iconic career and the beautiful images that are his legacy.

Hidden Figures by Margot Shetterly: A group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” calculated the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among the group were talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation.

The Complete Book of Essential Oils by Valerie Worwood: A necessary resource for anyone interested in alternative approaches to healing and lifestyle, this book contains more than 800 easy-to-follow recipes for essential oil treatments.

The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan by David Perlmutter: Perlmutter has created a practical, comprehensive program that lowers the risk for brain ailments while yielding other benefits, such as weight loss, relief from chronic conditions, and total body rejuvenation.

Patient H.M. by Luke Dittrich: In the late 1930s, in asylums and hospitals across America, a group of renowned neurosurgeons worked to develop and refine a new class of brain operation–the lobotomy.  The most important test subject to emerge was a 27-year-old factory worker named Henry Molaison, who developed short-term memory loss and was studies extensively for the remainder of his life.

New Fiction

Stripped Bare by Shannon Baker: A cattle rancher investigates the murder of another, copes with her husband’s infidelity, and searches for her missing niece–heiress to a ranch that is a source of friction among locals. Set in Nebraska, specifically the Bar J Steak House in Hay Springs.

The Twenty-three by Linwood Barclay: Hundreds of people are going to the hospital with flu-like symptoms–and dozens have died. A college student has been murdered. The motive for harming the people of Promise Falls points to the number 23– and working out why will bring Duckworth closer to death than he’s ever been before.

Chaos by Patricia Cornwell: On a hot late summer evening in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Kay Scarpetta and her investigative partner, Pete Marina, respond to a call about a dead bicyclist. It appears that a young woman has been attacked with almost superhuman force.

The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg: Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it’s called, is anything but still. Odd things begin to happen, and it starts the whole town talking.

Reckless Creed by Alex Kava: Ryder Creed and Maggie O’Dell investigate three mysterious deaths in different parts of the United States. The two find a link between all three deaths, and find may be the most prolific killer the United States has ever known. Nebraska author.

The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer: An ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.

Swing Time by Zadie Smith: Two brown girls dream of being dancers–but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It’s a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either.

Conclave by Robert Harris: The pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next seventy-two hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on Earth.

Mistletoe Secret by Richard Paul Evans: Thinking no one is reading, a blogger who calls herself LBH writes about her most personal feelings, especially her overwhelming loneliness. Alex Bartlett cares. He’s reading her posts in Daytona Beach, Florida. Nursing his own broken heart and trust issues, he finds himself falling for this sensitive, vulnerable woman whose feelings mirror his own.

New DVDs

The Conjuring 2: Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

Genius: A stirring drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and Thomas Wolfe.

Bad Moms: When three overworked and underappreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long-overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self indulgence.

Don’t Breathe: Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn’t as helpless as he seems.

The Legend of Tarzan: Years after leaving with Jane, Tarzan is invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom.

Love Finds You in Valentine: Aftering inheriting property in Nebraska, Kennedy, makes arrangements to sell the property. Instead she finds herself drawn to the ranch and to its attractive manager, Derek Sterling. She decides to spend the summer and reconnect with family members, but soon is subjected to harassment by someone who clearly wants her to leave Valentine.

The Shallows: When Nancy is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness and fortitude.

Star Trek Beyond: Dispatched on a rescue mission to the farthest reaches of space, the USS Enterprise is ambushed by Krall, a ruthless enemy sworn against the Federation.

Game of Thrones Sixth Season: The struggle of power continues in Westeros, with new forces coming into control in both the North and the South, and a powerful army moves across the sea.

Pete’s Dragon: For years, Mr. Meacham has told tales of the fierce dragon deep in the woods. To his daughter, Grace, these stories are little more than tall tales, until she meets Pete. Pete is a mysterious ten-year-old with no family who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot.

New YA Fiction

Booked by Kwame Alexander: Soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.

Riverkeep by Martin Stewart: When 15-year-old Wulliam’s father is possessed by a dark spirit, Wull must care for him and take on his family’s mantle of Riverkeep, tending the Danek. Wull finds out there is a cure for his father’s illness, and embarks on an epic journey to kill the great sea-dwelling beast known as the mormorach.

Cradle and All by James Patterson: Anne Fitzgerald, a former nun turned private investigator, is hired by the Archdiocese of Boston to investigate two immaculate conceptions as terrifying forces of light and darkness gather.

The Walking Dead: Call to Arms by Robert Kirkman: After being betrayed by members of his own community, Rick Grimes charts a new course and marshals his forces against the Whisperers.

The Midnight Star by Marie Lu: When a new danger appears, Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds, putting not only herself at risk, but every Elite. In order to preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest — though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo: Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties.

Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast: Mari is an Earth Walker, heir to the unique healing powers of her Clan, but she has cast her duties aside until she is chosen by a special animal ally, altering her destiny forever. When a deadly attack tears her world apart, Mari reveals the strength of her powers and the forbidden secret of her dual nature as she embarks on a mission to save her people.

Fight Club 2 by Chuck Palahniuk: Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, Sebastian lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won’t last long, the wife has seen to that. He’s back where he started, but this go-round he’s got more at stake than his own life

All We Have Left by Wendy Mills: In interweaving stories of sixteen-year-olds, modern-day Jesse tries to cope with the ramifications of her brother’s death on 9/11, while in 2001, Alia, a Muslim, gets trapped in one of the Twin Towers and meets a boy who changes everything for her as flames rage around them.

The Fever Code by James Dashner: Reveals how Thomas and WICKED built the Maze against the backdrop of an apocalyptic world.

New Fiction

Pushing Up Daisies by M.C. Beaton: When a wealthy land developer who had been planning to turn a community garden into a housing estate winds up dead, Agatha Raisin is hired by the victim’s accused son to clear him of suspicion and identify the real killer among numerous suspects.

The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr: Emma Shay Compton’s life is shattered by a husband who stole his client’s money, so she returns to her hometown and finds that starting over isn’t easy in a place full of unhappy memories and people she’d rather not face, especially Riley Kerrigan. Riley and Emma were like sisters–until Riley betrayed Emma, ending their friendship.

Winter Storms by Elin Hilderbrand: Some of the stormy weather of the past few seasons seems to have finally lifted for the Quinns. That doesn’t mean there aren’t a few dark clouds on the horizon as the family juggle health scares and love triangles. But if there’s one holiday that brings the Quinn family together, it’s Christmas, especially as they prepare to host Kevin and Isabelle’s wedding at the inn.

Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz: It is said that when he is reached by the truly desperate and deserving, the Nowhere Man can and will do anything to protect and save them. Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. Now, however, someone is on his tail with similar skills and training. Someone who knows Orphan X and its covert operation.

The Obsidian Chamber by Douglas Preston: After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachusetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead. Sick with grief, his ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive — only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past.

Escape Clause by John Sandford: Two large, and very rare, Amur tigers have vanished from their cage at the Minnesota Zoo, and authorities are worried sick that they’ve been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than others.

Manitou Canyon by William Kent Krueger: When a man camping in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness goes missing, and the official search ends with no recovery in sight, Cork is asked by the man’s family to stay on the case. And when Cork goes missing as well, his family struggles to uncover the mystery behind the disappearances, while racing against an oncoming winter storm.

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult: Two white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, a black nurse, to touch their baby. The hospital complies, but the baby later goes into cardiac distress when Ruth is on duty. She hesitates before rushing to perform CPR. When her indecision ends in tragedy, Ruth finds herself on trial, represented by a public defender who warns against bringing race into a courtroom.

New Nonfiction

Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Book Stores by Bob Eckstein: True tales and lost moments from book buyers, booksellers, and book lovers.

The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday: The Daily Stoic offers a daily devotional of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus.

The Soul of Christmas by Thomas Moore: Moore reminds us that Christmas offers an opportunity to get in touch with our own mystical side, to recreate the Nativity in our hearts and to experience what is possible if human beings really loved each other.

Filthy Rich by James Patterson: Jeffrey Epstein rose from humble origins to the rarefied heights of New York City’s financial elite. But even after he had it all, Epstein wanted more. And that unceasing desire–especially a taste for young girls–resulted in his stunning fall from grace. Filthy Rich examines all sides of a case that scandalized one of America’s richest communities.

The Terror Years by Lawrence Wright: Eleven powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker recall the path terror in the Middle East has taken from a more peaceful time in 1990s Israel to the recent beheadings of reporters by ISIS.

Skinnytaste Fast and Slow by Gina Homolka: Shares over one hundred recipes for dishes that are easy to prep, whether for cooking in the oven, on the stovetop or in a slow cooker, including such options as Korean-style beef tacos, pizza-stuffed chicken roll-ups, and peach-strawberry crumble.

Textile Collage by Mandy Pattulo: Discover a new way to reuse old fabrics and textile to create beautiful collages – including quilts, clothes, portraits and books.

Eye Candy by Linda Mason: Provides photographs and descriptions of fifty-five makeup designs for eyelids and lashes, with information on the colors, brushes, and techniques used to achieve each look.

Sully by Chesley Sullenberger: When Captain “Sully” Sullenberger skillfully glided US Airways Flight 1549 onto the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew, his actions not only averted tragedy, but made him a hero. Sully’s story is one of dedication, hope, and preparedness, revealing the important lessons he learned through his life, in his military service, and in his work as an airline pilot.

Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt: In the 1940s and 50s, when the Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians, they didn’t turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible.

New Holiday Reads

santaChristmas Caramel Murder by Joanne Fluke: The holidays have arrived, and Hannah and her good pal Lisa have agreed to provide all the goodies for the town’s annual production of A Christmas Carol. But before anyone can say “Bah, humbug!” a Santa-sized sack full of trouble ensues.

Christmas in Paris by Anita Hughes: A week before her wedding, Isabel Lawson calls it off and then heads to Paris alone where he is determined to use her time in the city of lights wisely. After a chance encounter with a fortune teller, and a close call with a taxi, she starts to question everything she thought was important.

A Baxter Family Christmas by Karen Kingsbury: As Christmas nears, John Baxter makes a bold gesture–he invites a stranger to share Christmas Eve dinner with his family. But not just any stranger. This woman is the recipient of his daughter Erin’s heart. John knows the invitation will impact each of his adult kids and their families. But will they choose to embrace their guest?

Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber: Friendly and bubbly, Julia Padden likes nearly everyone, but her standoffish neighbor, Cain Maddox, presents a particular challenge. When Julia catches Cain stealing her newspaper from the lobby of their apartment building, that’s the last straw. Julia decides to break his resolve to be standoffish by killing him with kindness.

Eggnog Murder: A trio of murder stories by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, and Barbara Hoff where eggnog is used as a means to three most vicious ends.

The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by David Rosenfelt: Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter’s friend Martha takes in stray puppies that the local dog rescue center can’t handle. With Christmas just around the corner, one of Martha’s neighbors has just reported her to the city for having more than the legal number of pets in her home under the local zoning laws.

Crepe Factor by Laura Childs: While scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand and her best friend Ava browse the booths at the Winter Market, the last thing the ladies expect to see is a restaurant critic stabbed by a serving fork, dying in front of them. The prime suspect is New Orleans restaurateur Quigg Brevard–who was seen giving the critic a tongue-lashing minutes before someone stuck a fork in him.

The Christmas Secret by Wanda Brunstetter: Elizabeth Canning discovers an awful secret in her deceased mother’s diary. Believing her chances for a happy marriage are spoiled, she leaves her fiancé a letter and flees town. Anticipating a Christmas Eve wedding with Elizabeth, David Stinner is confused by her letter and desperate to find her.

The Christmas Town by Donna VanLiere: Lauren Gabriel spent many years of her childhood in foster homes, wishing her mother would come back for her and be the family she needs. When she witnesses a car accident she is suddenly pulled into the small town of Grandon. Could this town and its people be the home she has always longed for?