New Nonfiction

Look at You Now by Liz Pryor: In 1979, privileged and pregnant Liz Pryor is take to live in a dismal government facility for impoverished pregnant teenagers. She was a fish out of water—a girl from privilege surrounded by girls from the foster system and juvie. This is a story a story about unexpected friendships and the moments that shape us for the rest of our lives.

M Train by Pattie Smith: M Train is a journey through eighteen “stations.” Woven throughout are reflections on the writer’s craft and artistic creation, alongside signature memories including her life in Michigan with her husband, guitarist Fred Sonic Smith, whose untimely death was an irremediable loss. Augmented by black-and-white Polaroids taken by Smith herself.

Rosemary: the hidden Kennedy daughter by Kate Larson: The revelatory, poignant story of Rosemary Kennedy, the eldest and eventually secreted-away Kennedy daughter, and how her life transformed her family, its women especially, and an entire nation

The Winter Fortress by Neal Bascomb: Documents the Allied raid against occupied Norway’s Vemork hydroelectric plant, the world’s only supplier of an essential ingredient needed by the Nazis to build an atomic bomb, citing the teamwork of British Special Ops, a brilliant scientist and refugee Norwegian commandos that foiled Hitler’s nuclear ambitions.

Libertarians on the Prairie by Christine Woodside: Reveals for the first time the full extent of the collaboration between Laura and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. Their secret collaboration would lead in time to their estrangement.

The Secret War by Francis Russell: Text and photographic essays tell of espionage in World War II: the spies, spy networks, codes, electronic eavesdropping, weapons and hoaxes used by both sides.

Hillary’s America by Dinesh D’Souza: The best-selling author of Obama’s America characterizes presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as a Nixonian political gangster out to control the country’s wealth in a scathing critique that makes controversial claims about Clinton family corruption.

Grunt: the curious science of humans at war by Mary Roach: Grunt’ tackles the science behind some of a soldier’s most challenging adversaries– panic, exhaustion, heat, noise– and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them.

Commander in Chief by Nigel Hamilton: Nigel Hamilton’s Mantle of Command drew on years of archives to portray FDR in a tight close up, as he determined Allied strategy in the crucial initial phases of World War II. Commander in Chief reveals the astonishing sequel — suppressed by Winston Churchill in his memoirs — of Roosevelt’s battles with Churchill to maintain that strategy.

New Fiction

A Most Curious Murder by Elizabeth Buzzelli: With the destruction of her mother’s Little Library and the discovery of curmudgeon Adam Cane murdered in the neighbor Zoe Zola’s fairy garden, divorcée Jenny Weston begins to doubt the soundness of her decision to return to her hometown of Bear Falls.

Mortal Fall by Christine Carbo: A wildlife biologist’s shocking death leads to chilling discoveries about a home for troubled teens set in the wilds of Glacier National Park.

A Hero of France by Alan Furst: Members of the French Resistance network young and old, aristocrats and schoolteachers, defiant heroes and ordinary people all engaged in clandestine actions in the cause of freedom.

A Few Right Thinking Men by Sulari Gentill: Historical crime fiction which brings together art, money, crime, politics and treason in an extraordinary tale set in Australia’s Great Depression of the 1930s.

Lost and Gone Forever by Alex Grecian: Many changes have happened to the Murder Squad. Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith lost his job and set up his own detective agency. Inspector Walter Day has been missing for a year. Hammersmith has made finding Day his primary case, and he has company–a pair of bounty hunters. It is only gradually that he has come to realize that they are not what they seem.

Gone Again by James Grippando: Teenanger Sashi Burgette vanished three years ago. Ex-con Dylan Kyle was stopped for drunk driving. An article of Sashi’s clothing was found in his truck, and a police videotape of his drunken explanation under interrogation sealed his fate at trial. Now, just days from Kyle’s execution, Sashi’s mother visits Jack Swyteck and delivers shocking news: “Sashi called me.”

The Crow Girl by Eric Sund: When the body of a young boy is found, detective Jeanette Kihlberg heads the investigation, which quickly dead-ends: no trace of the boy’s identity can be found. But with the discovery of two more children’s bodies in similar condition, it becomes clear that a psychopathic serial killer is at large.

America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray (Large Print): As Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, Patsy becomes his helpmate, protector, and constant companion in the wake of her mother’s death. Meanwhile, Patsy has fallen in love with her father’s protégé William Short, a staunch abolitionist and ambitious diplomat. Her choices will follow her in the years to come.

The Pursuit by Janet Evanovich (Large Print): Nicolas Fox, international con man, thief, and one of the top ten fugitives on the FBI’s most-wanted list, has been kidnapped from a retreat in Hawaii. What the kidnapper doesn’t know is that Nick Fox has been secretly working for the FBI. It isn’t long before Nick’s covert partner, Special Agent Kate O’Hare, is in hot pursuit of the crook who stole her con man.

New Fiction

Tom Clancy Duty and Honor by Grant Blackwood: Even though he’s on forced leave from the clandestine intelligence group known as The Campus, Jack Ryan, Jr., still finds himself caught in the crosshairs after an attempt on his life is thwarted when he turns the tables on his would-be dispatcher.

Field of Graves by J.T. Ellison: All of Nashville is on edge with a serial killer on the loose. A madman is trying to create his own end-of-days apocalypse and the cops trying to catch him are almost as damaged as the killer: the haunted Lieutenant Taylor Jackson; her blunt, exceptional best friend, medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens; and troubled FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin.

The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton: Frankie Lombard is fiercely in love with her family’s sprawling apple orchard and the tangled web of family who inhabit it, but change is inevitable, and threats of urbanization, disinheritance, and college applications shake the foundation of Frankie’s roots.

Born of Legend by Sherrilyn Kenyon: Dagger Ixur is on the run for his life. As one of the most recognizable members of his royal house, he has a bounty on his head that guarantees him no quarter from any friend or even family. But surrender isn’t in him. He will fight to the bitter end.

Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Enigma by Eric Lustbader: On the eve of Russian General Boris Karpov’s wedding, Jason Bourne receives an enigmatic message from his old friend and fellow spymaster. In Moscow, what should be a joyous occasion turns bloody and lethal. Now Bourne is the only one who can decipher Karpov’s cryptogram.

The House of Secrets by Brad Metlzer: After an accident leaves her with no memory, Hazel Nash must put together the pieces of her past and present to find the truth about her father and his connection to a corpse with a book found in his chest.

A Meal in Winter by Hubert Mingarelli: Three German soldiers head into the frozen Polish country to bring back for execution ‘one of them’ – a Jew. Having flushed out a young man hiding in the woods, they decide to rest in an abandoned house. Before long, the group’s sympathies begin to splinter as each man is forced to confont his conscienence as the moral implications of their mission become clear.

Ghosts of War by Brad Taylor: Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill travel to Poland only to find themselves caught amid growing tensions between East and West. A Russian incursion into Belarus under the facade of self-defense is trumped by a horrific attack against the United States. Unbeknownst to them, there is another attack on the way. One that will guarantee World War III.

Dishonorable Intentions by Stuart Woods: Stone Barrington’s latest lady friend is full of surprises, both good and ill. A sensual woman with unexpected desires he finds extremely agreeable, she also has unfinished business with a temperamental Man. Stone and his friend remain just one step ahead of their opponent. But their pursuer is not a man who can stand to be thwarted, and tensions are mounting.

Murder on the Quai by Cara Black: In November 1989, first year medical student Aimee Leduc finds her life crumbling when her lab work is sabotaged, her relationship ends, and Aimee’s detective father takes off to Berlin on a mysterious errand. Murder and mayhem ensue.

First Comes Love by Emily Giffin: The sisters, whose relationship was strained by the tragic death of their older brother over a decade ago, find that they need each other more than they realized when they begin to question their life choices and search for deeper connections.

Redemption Road by John Hart: A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother. A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting. After thirteen years in prison, a good cop walks free. But for how long? And deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, the unthinkable has just happened. This is a town on the brink. This is a road with no mercy.

Defender by Diana Palmer: The man Isabel can’t forgive is the one thing standing between her and a deadly stalker .

Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts: To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all the worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces.

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley: Ten privileged individuals one down-on-his-luck painter depart Martha’s Vineyard on a private jet. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs-the painter-and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul’s family.

Foreign Agent by Brad Thor: Near the Syrian border, a operations team readies to launch a dramatic mission. Their target: the director of social media for ISIS. Before the team can launch, the safe house is attacked. What unfolds in the bloody aftermath is a political and public relations nightmare.

Grace Sees Red by Julie Hyzy: Grace Wheaton is called to Indwell, an upscale assisted-living facility. they discover one of the elderly residents has been found dead under suspicious circumstances. Grace’s trusted assistant, Frances, was seen arguing with the man earlier in the day and is now of interest.

 Liberty’s Last Stand by Stephen Coonts: Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini suddenly find themselves on the wrong side of the law when a public act of violence throws the country into chaos just before a presidential election. After martial law is declared and rioting begins, Grafton and Carmellini must risk everything to unravel a massive conspiracy and help a new resistance movement rise up against an unimaginable enemy.

New Fiction

Murder on the Quai by Cara Black: In November 1989, first year medical student Aimee Leduc finds her life crumbling when her lab work is sabotaged, her relationship ends, and Aimee’s detective father takes off to Berlin on a mysterious errand. Murder and mayhem ensue.

First Comes Love by Emily Giffin: The sisters, whose relationship was strained by the tragic death of their older brother over a decade ago, find that they need each other more than they realized when they begin to question their life choices and search for deeper connections.

Redemption Road by John Hart: A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother. A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting. After thirteen years in prison, a good cop walks free. But for how long? And deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, the unthinkable has just happened. This is a town on the brink. This is a road with no mercy.

Defender by Diana Palmer: The man Isabel can’t forgive is the one thing standing between her and a deadly stalker .

Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts: To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all the worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces.

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley: Ten privileged individuals one down-on-his-luck painter depart Martha’s Vineyard on a private jet. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs-the painter-and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul’s family.

Foreign Agent by Brad Thor: Near the Syrian border, a operations team readies to launch a dramatic mission. Their target: the director of social media for ISIS. Before the team can launch, the safe house is attacked. What unfolds in the bloody aftermath is a political and public relations nightmare.

Grace Sees Red by Julie Hyzy: Grace Wheaton is called to Indwell, an upscale assisted-living facility. they discover one of the elderly residents has been found dead under suspicious circumstances. Grace’s trusted assistant, Frances, was seen arguing with the man earlier in the day and is now of interest.

 Liberty’s Last Stand by Stephen Coonts: Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini suddenly find themselves on the wrong side of the law when a public act of violence throws the country into chaos just before a presidential election. After martial law is declared and rioting begins, Grafton and Carmellini must risk everything to unravel a massive conspiracy and help a new resistance movement rise up against an unimaginable enemy.

New DVDs

movie nightWhiskey Tango Foxtrot: Based on journalist Kim Barker’s memoir “The Taliban shuffle: strange days in Afghanistan and Pakistan”, which details her years as a reporter in Pakistan and Afghanistan beginning in 2002. With Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Christopher Abbott, and Billy Bob Thornton.

Eye in the Sky: Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare. With Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul and Alan Rickman

Gods of Egypt: Inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love.

Hail, Ceasar!: An all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. It follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix. With Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Veronica Osorio.

London has Fallen: After the British Prime Minister mysteriously passes away, his funeral is an event for leaders of the western world. However, what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2: Toula and Ian have raised a headstrong daughter while trying to keep the spark alive. But just as they think they’re balancing an independent teen, aging parents, and the rest of the irrepressible clan, the reveal of a shocking secret will bring the three generations of this family closer than ever as they plan a bigger, fatter and Greeker wedding!

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in nineteenth century England is faced with a new challenge, an army of undead zombies.

10 Cloverfield Lane: A young woman wakes up after a terrible accident to find that she’s locked in a cellar with a doomsday prepper, who insists that he saved her life and that the world outside is uninhabitable following an apocalyptic catastrophe.

Zootopia: Zootopia is a city like no. When optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox.

13 Hours: A gripping true story of six elite ex-military operators assigned to protect the CIA who fought back against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked in the U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012. When everything went wrong, six men had the courage to do what was right.

New Fiction

new bookwormThe Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell: Deep in the heart of London, in a lush communal square, as a festive garden party is taking place, a thirteen year-old girl lies unconscious and bloody in a hidden corner. What really happened to her? And who is responsible?

Title Wave by Lorna Barrett: Tricia and Angelica leave Booktown behind for a pleasure cruise, but they’re going to need their life jackets because a murderer has also booked passage.

End of Watch by Stephen King: The diabolical “Mercedes Killer” drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don’t figure out a way to stop him, they’ll be victims themselves. Despite his vegetative state, Brady is awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.

Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand: When a struggling celebrity chef takes his own life, his first wife and childhood sweetheart, Laurel Rowe, sets out to gather Deacon’s far-flung family on the island. Secrets are revealed, confidences are shared, and bonds are formed as they say goodbye to the man they loved.

Vinegar Girl by Anne Taylor: Anne Tyler’s modern retelling of the Shakespeare play “The taming of the shrew.

The Summer Before the War by Summer Simonson: Just as eccentric Latin teacher Beatrice comes alive to the beauty of the Sussex landscape and the colorful characters who populate Rye, the perfect summer is about to end. For the unimaginable is coming. Soon the limits of progress, and the old ways, will be tested as this small Sussex town and its inhabitants go to war.

The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz: When Cooper McQueen wakes up from a night with a beautiful stranger, it’s to discover he’s been robbed. The only item stolen is a million-dollar bottle of bourbon. The thief, a mysterious woman named Paris, claims the bottle is rightfully hers as she unspools the lurid tale of Tamara Maddox, heiress to the distillery that became an empire.

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda: Ten years after leaving Cooley Ridge, Nicolette Farrell returns to care for her ailing father. A decade ago, she and a group of friends were suspects when Corinne–Nic’s best friend– disappeared. Within days of Nic’s return, she is plunged into a shocking drama when the group’s alibi ten years previously, goes missing.

Magic by Danielle Steel: A dazzling contemporary novel that vividly portrays the glamorous White Dinners that occur annually in Paris, and the ups and downs of three interconnected couples for whom the dinners have become a tradition.

The Games by James Patterson: Investigator Jack Morgan is Rio to secure the Olympics. But before the torch is lit, the threats come fast and furious as Jack discovers that someone is trying to sabotage the games.

New YA Fiction

new bookwormThe Only Thing Worse than Me is You by Lily Anderson: After years of competing against each other, Trixie and Ben form a fandom-based tentative friendship when their best friends start dating each other, but after Trixie’s friend gets expelled for cheating they have to choose which side they are on.

The Crown by Kiera Cass: Twenty years have passed since America Singer and Prince Maxon fell in love, and their daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own.

The Scandal by John Grisham: When an anonymous tip leads the school board to investigate a suspicious increase in scores at another local middle school, Theo finds himself thrust in the middle of a cheating scandal. With insider knowledge and his future on the line, Theo must follow his keen instincts to do what’s right.

Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories: Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom.

Once by Anna Carey: In the second book of this dystopian adventure, Eve will come face to face with the king who has been ruthlessly hunting her–and learn shocking truth about who she really is

Sisters of Salt and Iron by Kady Cross: The spirit of Wren Noble is lonely even though she talks with her living twin sister Lark. Then Wren meets Noah, the spirit of a young man who died a century ago. But Noah has a dark influence on Wren and Lark’s distrust of him drives the sisters apart for the first time.

All the Rage by Courtney Summers: After being assaulted by the sheriff’s son, Grey was branded a liar and bullied by former friends, finding refuge only in the diner where she works outside of town, but when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing and news of him assaulting another girl gets out, Romy must decide whether to speak out again or risk having more girls hurt.

The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard: Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood — those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court.

This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp: Minutes after the principal of Opportunity High School in Alabama finishes her speech welcoming the student body to a new semester, they discover that the auditorium doors will not open and someone starts shooting as four teens, each with a personal reason to fear the shooter, tell the tale from separate perspectives

The Ghostfaces by John Flangan: When a massive storm at sea blows the Brotherband crew off course to a land so far west Hal cannot recognize it from his maps, they face an unknown enemy.

New Fiction

new bookwormThe Last Mile by David Baldacci: Convicted murderer Melvin Mars counts down the last hours before his execution when he’s granted an unexpected reprieve. Another man has confessed to the crime. Due to striking similarities to his own life, new FBI agent Amos Decker takes an interest in the case.

The Sorcerer’s Daughter by Terry Brooks: The daughter of a reviled sorcerer, Leofur is nothing like her dreaded father. When her life-partner, Paxon Leah, leaves on a dangerous mission, Leofur protects Paxon’s sister. When she is abducted Leofur is forced to choose between saving Paxon from a mission gone awry, or hiring the services of the best tracker in the world to go after her life-partner’s sister.

The Revelation Code by Andy Mcdermott: On the eve of Operation Iraqi Freedom, a CIA special forces unit met with Arab rebels near long-hidden ancient ruins, a place from which the Americans were direly warned to stay away. But team member Ezekiel Cross didn’t listen and made an astounding discovery – one worth killing for. Now Cross is a ruthless cult leader on an ominous mission.

Beyond the Ice Limit by Preston and Child: That thing is growing again. We must destroy it. The time to act is now … With these words begins Gideon Crew’s latest, most dangerous, most high-stakes assignment yet. Failure will mean nothing short of the end of humankind on earth.

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Patrick Phaedra: Arthur Pepper, widowed and sorting through his wife’s possessions, finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he’s never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife’s secret life before they met.

The Last Ranch by Michael McGarrity: When Matthew Kerney returns to his ranch in the beautiful San Andres Mountains after serving in Sicily during World War II, he must not only fight to recover physically and emotionally from a devastating war injury, but he must also battle attempts by the U.S. Army to seize control of his land for expanded weapons testing

The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin: With The Twelve destroyed, many wonder if the threat to humankind also has vanished. But then a terrifying threat shudders the gates of the colony…and Amy–the girl who must save the world, Peter, Alicia, and Michael must at last confront their destinies

As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark: Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder trial for the six p.m. news. She should be thrilled, yet her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts.

The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Gilman: Lillian’s rise to fame and fortune spans seventy years and is inextricably linked to the course of American history itself, from Prohibition to the disco days of Studio 54. Yet Lillian Dunkle is nothing like her whimsical motherly persona, and when her past begins to catch up with her, everything she has spent her life building is at stake.

The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews: When Riley Griggs is waiting for her husband to arrive at the ferry one Friday afternoon, she is instead served with papers informing her that her island home is being foreclosed. To make matters worse, her husband is nowhere to be found.

The Highwayman by Craig Johnson: When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, she starts receiving “officer needs assistance” calls. The problem? They’re coming from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman who met a fiery death in the canyon almost a half-century ago.

All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank: Prominent interior designer Olivia Ritchie and her husband Nicholas Seymour, an English professor and true southern gentleman, are seemingly polar opposites, yet magnetically drawn together and in love for more than fourteen years.

Night Shift by Charlaine Harris: At Midnight’s pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves–only to be used in suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating texts, discovers why Midnight is the town it is.

Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman: Luisa “Lu” Brant is the first female state’s attorney of Howard County, Maryland. Fiercely intelligent and ambitious, she sees an opportunity to make her name by trying a mentally disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death in her home.

Gray Matter by Nick Pirog: Thomas is having a rough go. His girl left him. He’s alone on Thanksgiving. He’s out of waffles. And now someone is trying to kill him.

Hounded by David Rosenfelt: When Carpenter gets a phone call from a good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, who discovered the body of ex-convict Danny Diza, Pete asks him to take care of the Diza’s boy and dog until he is cleared of Danny’s murder so they won’t get thrown in the “system”.

Flight Patterns by Karen White: Georgia Chambers has spent her life sifting through other people’s pasts while trying to forget her own. But then her work requires her to her family home on the coast of Florida, she finds solace in seeing her grandfather still toiling away in the apiary where she spent much of her childhood, but encountering her estranged mother and sister leaves her rattled .

The Island House by Nancy Thayer: Every summer since college, twenty-nine-year-old Courtney has traded the familiarity of the Midwest for the allure of Nantucket. Now an established university professor, she finds herself caught between two lifestyles and two very different men. Because this summer has taken an unexpected turn and now she must decide what she really wants

The Apartment by Danielle Steel: A memorable ensemble cast of four young women share a beautiful loft apartment in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen and experience the glamour and challenges of city life, love and career in this irresistible contemporary story.

New Nonfiction

new bookwormRuthless by Ron Miscavige: The only book to examine the origins of Scientology’s current leader, Ruthless tells the revealing story of David Miscavige’s childhood and his path to the head seat of the Church of Scientology told through the eyes of his father.

Red Platoon by Clinton Romesha: The only comprehensive, firsthand account of the thirteen hour firefight at the Battle of Keating by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha.

Shoe Dog by Philip H. Knight: Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper: A charming, intimate and fascinating collection of correspondence between broadcaster and #1 New York Times bestselling author Anderson Cooper and his mother, the celebrated Gloria Vanderbilt.

Smoke the Donkey by Kate Folsom: Smoke the Donkey recounts the strong friendship between Colonel Folsom and this stray donkey and the massive challenges of reuniting Smoke with Folsom in the United States following Folsom’s retirement.

Changing Normal: how I helped by husband beat cancer by Marilu Henner: The story of Marilu and Michael, told from both points of view after the two reconnected after years apart, fell in love, and then went through the diagnosis and treatment of Michael’s cancer.

The Unbreakable Miss Lovely by Tony Ortega: In 1971 Paulette Cooper wrote a scathing book about the Church of Scientology, then Scientology unleashed on her one of the most sinister personal campaigns the free world has ever known. The onslaught, which lasted years, ruined her life, and drove her to the brink of suicide. The story of Paulette’s terrifying ordeal is told in full for the first time.

The Romanovs: 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore: Relates the investigation of nine skeletons that were found in 1991 and identified as Tsar Nicholas and his family. Discusses the imprisonment and assassination of the family and Anna Anderson who claimed to be Grand Dutchess Anastasia.

Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick: An account of the complicated middle years of the American Revolution that shares lesser-known insights into the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold.

The Apache Wars by Paul Andrew Hutton: Describes the violent history between the frontiersmen and the Native Americans in the Southwestern borderlands by following Mickey Free, a mixed-blood warrior who played a pivotal role in the fighting as he pursued the Apache Kid.

New Fiction

new bookwormThat Darkness by Lisa Black: Cleveland forensic investigator Maggie Gardiner investigates a female teenaged victim that no one has reported missing, and a killer with a unique sense of justice.

The Fireman by Joe Hill: A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one. Dragonscale marks its hosts with beautiful marks across their bodies—before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. No one is safe.

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben: Former special ops pilot Maya sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s husband, Joe–who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to?

The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen: For his whole life, the boy has lived underground, in a basement with his disfigured family. When fireflies arrive, the light makes the boy want to escape and know the outside world. The problem is, all the doors are locked. And he doesn’t know how to get out.

The Obsession by Nora Roberts: As a child Naomi unintentionally revealed horrible crimes committed by her father. As an adult she has found a new life. The locals, especially Xander Keaton, want to know more about her, but she’s learned time and again that her past is never more than a nightmare away.

 Tall Tail by Reta Mae Brown: Returning to Virginia’s post-revolutionary history and to characters introduced in Tail Gait, Harry and her animal companions come closer to drawing a link between the past and the present. And in this centuries-spanning caper, they will discover that hiding who you really are may have mortal consequences.

Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray: Presents a prequel to Star Wars: The force awakens, set roughly six years before the events of the film.

The Emperor’s Revenge by Clive Cussler: Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face their toughest challenge yet when a violent bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates the Corporation’s accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend from his days in the CIA.

Riders on the Orphan Train by Allison Moore: This is the story of two children from very different backgrounds, Ezra Duval and Elizabeth Farrell, who find themselves on the same train heading West in 1918. Their odyssey is a story of dislocation, loss, and the search for home that is at the heart of the American experience.

15th Affair by James Patterson: As she settles into motherhood and a happy marriage, Lindsay Boxer thinks she has found domestic bliss. But when a beautiful, alluring blonde woman with links to the CIA disappears from the scene of a brutal murder at a downtown luxury hotel, Lindsay’s life begins to unravel, and she turns to the Women’s Murder Club for help as she tries to uncover the truth.