Libby by Overdrive Virtual Demonstration

Libby experts from OverDrive are coming to help you access our library’s digital collection of ebooks and audiobooks through the free Libby app on 4/23! You can sign-up to join here: http://bit.ly/alliancetrain.

If you haven’t used the FREE Libby app yet to borrow digital titles from our library, join us at 10 to learn how to Get Started with Libby.

You can participate virtually from the comfort of home, or join a group viewing in the community rooms where staff will be available to help with devices and answer questions.

This virtual session will get you up to speed on everything you need to know to get started with Libby, including:

  • Finding your library and signing in
  • Navigating the app
  • Browsing and searching for titles
  • Borrowing and placing holds
  • Managing notifications
  • and more

(Live, runtime approx.: 35 minutes)

Want to learn the experts’ favorite tips and tricks? Join us at 10:45 for the Libby Deep Dive session, where OverDrive experts will show you how to get even more out of our Digital Collection.

(Live, runtime approx..: 30 minutes).

Just have a few minutes? Want to ask the experts a few questions? Joe and Marissa have an open period at 10:35 (following Getting Started and before the Deep Dive) to chat!

(Live, approx..: 10 minutes)

You can sign-up here: http://bit.ly/alliancetrain and come whenever you like!

New Fiction

Sophomores by John Desmond: It’s fall 1987 and life as normal is ending for the Malone family. With their sterile Dallas community a far cry from the Irish-American Bronx of their youth, Pat and Anne Malone have reached a breaking point. Pat, faced with a debilitating MS diagnosis, has fallen into his drinking. Anne, his devoutly Catholic wife, is selected as a juror for a highly publicized murder trial, one that raises questions – about God, and about men in power – she has buried her entire life.

Eternal by Lisa Scottoline: An aspiring writer, an athlete from a professional cyclist family and a mathematics prodigy find their bond tested by a love triangle and the spread of anti-Semitism and fascism in 1937 Italy.

Later by Stephen King: The son of a struggling single mother, Jamie Conklin just wants an ordinary childhood. But Jamie is no ordinary child. Born with an unnatural ability his mom urges him to keep secret, Jamie can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else can learn. But the cost of using this ability is higher than Jamie can imagine – as he discovers when an NYPD detective draws him into the pursuit of a killer who has threatened to strike from beyond the grave.

Dark Sky by C.J. Box: When the governor of Wyoming gives Joe Pickett the thankless task of taking a tech baron on an elk hunting trip, Joe reluctantly treks into the wilderness with his high-profile charge. But as they venture into the woods, a man-hunter is hot on their heels, driven by a desire for revenge. Finding himself without a weapon, a horse, or a way to communicate, Joe must rely on his wits and his knowledge of the outdoors to protect himself and his companion.

Girl A by Abigail Dean: Lex Gracie doesn’t want to think about her family. She doesn’t want to think about growing up in her parents’ House of Horrors. And she doesn’t want to think about her identity as Girl A: the girl who escaped, the eldest sister who freed her older brother and four younger siblings. Together with her sister, Evie, Lex intends to turn the House of Horrors into a force for good. But first she must come to terms with her siblings – and with the childhood they shared.

The Other Emily by Dean Koontz: A decade ago, Emily Carlino vanished after her car broke down, presumed to be the victim of a serial killer. Writer David Thorne still hasn’t recovered from losing the love of his life. Then David meets Maddison Sutton: beguiling, playful, and keenly aware of all David has lost. But what really takes his breath away is that everything about Maddison, down to her kisses, is just like Emily. As David’s obsession grows, Maddison’s mysterious past deepens—and terror escalates.

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke: Hannah’s up to her ears with Easter orders, but everything comes crashing to a halt when Hannah receives a panicked call from her sister Andrea – Mayor Richard Bascomb has been murdered … and Andrea is the prime suspect. As orders pile up at The Cookie Jar – and children line up for Easter egg hunts – Hannah must spring into investigation mode and identify the real killer … before another murder happens!

Send for Me by Lauren Fox: An achingly beautiful work of historical fiction that moves between Germany on the eve of World War II and present day Wisconsin, unspooling a thread of love, longing, and the ceaseless push and pull of family.

The Power Couple by Alex Berenson: Seeking to revive their strained relationship, Rebecca and Brian Unsworth decide to take their two kids, Kira and Tony, on a European getaway. They have a blast…until one night in Barcelona when Kira doesn’t come home from a dance club. She’s gone. Abducted. Over the course of a single weekend, the Unsworths will do everything possible to find her—as Kira herself discovers just how far she’ll go to break free of the trap that’s been set for her.

The Bounty by Janet Evanovich: Straight as an arrow special agent Kate O’Hare and international criminal Nick Fox have brought down some of the biggest bad guys out there. But now they face their most dangerous foe yet–a vast, shadowy international organization known only as the Brotherhood.
From a remote monastery in the Swiss Alps to the lawless desert of the Western Sahara, Kate and Nick must crisscross the world in a scramble to stop their deadliest foe in the biggest adventure of their lives.

New Nonfiction Titles

Intermittent Fasting Guide and Cookbook by Becky Gillaspy: You already fast every night when you’re sleeping. Why not try extending that fast by a few hours? It’s a simple strategy, and it’s effective. Dr. Becky Gillaspy is your fasting coach. With thorough up-to-date research, accessible language, plenty of anecdotal evidence, and action-ready plans, Intermittent Fasting Diet Guide and Cookbook offers everything you need to unlock the door to better health.

The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens by Anne Kuo: The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens makes it simple and easy to start keeping these surprisingly smart birds right in your backyard. From constructing coops to rearing chicks, you’ll learn everything you need to know to make sure your chickens stay happy and healthy all year round.

Clean Mama’s Guide to a Peaceful Home by Becky Rapinchuk: The creator of the popular cleaning website Clean Mama shows you how to establish systems and rituals to transform your home into a clean, organized, and comfortable space. Featuring decision trees, checklists, and space to reflect and record what’s working and what you’d like to improve, Clean Mama’s Guide to a Peaceful Home makes home-keeping a breeze and allows us to slow down and focus on the things that really matter.

Unsinkable: Five Men and the Indomitable Run of the USS Plunkett by James Sullivan: Perhaps the only Navy ship to participate in every Allied invasion in the European theatre, Sullivan traces the individual journeys of five incredibly brave men whose stories play out on the decks of the Plunkett in the Mediterranean.

The Price You Pay for College by Ron Lieber:  The New York Times ‘Your Money’ personal finance columnist offers a deeply reported and emotionally honest approach to the biggest financial decision families will ever make: what to pay for college.

Floret’s Farm: a Year in Flowers by Erin Benzakein: Learn how to buy, style, and present seasonal flower arrangements for every occasion. With sections on tools, flower care, and design techniques, Floret Farm’s A Year in Flowers presents all the secrets to arranging garden-fresh bouquets. This book is a gorgeous and comprehensive guide to everything you need to make your own incredible arrangements all year long, whether harvesting flowers from the backyard or shopping for blooms at the market.

Brave by Sissy Goff: As a parent, you can use certain strategies to help your teenage daughter when she struggles with worry and anxiety. But it is also important that she learns how to work through her emotions on her own, especially as she approaches adulthood. This guide–created for girls ages 13 to 18–will help your daughter understand anxiety’s roots and why her brain is often working against her when she starts to worry.

Make Your Own Sunshine by Janice Dean: Good people are all around us doing selfless deeds, from a firefighter who bravely battled for his colleague’s health after 9/11 to a Good Samaritan who secretly pays for the coffees of everyone in line behind him. Dean has made it her mission to uncover and document good stories to inspire us and gives us a much-needed boost of optimism.

The Women of the Bible Speak by Shannon Bream: People unfamiliar with Scripture often assume that women play a small, secondary role in the Bible. But in fact, they were central figures in numerous Biblical. In pairing their stories, Shannon helps us reflect not only on the meaning of each individual’s life, but on how they relate to each other and to us.

Nebraska’s Bucks and Bulls by Joel Helmer: Eclipsing Memorial Stadium on a Husker football game day, deer season is arguably the largest single sporting event of the year in Nebraska, with more than one hundred thousand hunters going afield with the hopes of tagging a trophy buck or bull. Recounted by Joel W. Helmer, an avid hunter and official measurer for the Boone and Crockett Club, each chapter tells the story of a buck or bull certified through official state or national records books.

New Fiction Titles

Pianos and Flowers by Alexander McCall Smith: In Pianos and Flowers we are invited, through the medium of sepia images, to glimpse a world long departed. Inspired by long-lost photographs, the lives of the people in the frame are imagined and then explored, layer by layer. Big stories are in these simple pictures. At first glance the photographs may seem unexceptional: the mere freezing of a moment in time. But delve deeper and you will realize that these photographs speak volumes.

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine: During a time of political instability, Ambassador Mahit Dzmare discovers that her predecessor has died. Now Mahit must discover who is behind the murder, rescue herself, and save her Station from Teixcalaan’s unceasing expansion–all while navigating an alien culture that is all too seductive, engaging in intrigues of her own, and hiding a deadly technological secret–one that might spell the end of her Station and her way of life–or rescue it from annihilation.

The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse: Though it’s a stunning retreat, something about the luxury hotel in the Alps makes Elin nervous, then she wakes to discover her brother’s fiancée Laure has vanished without a trace. With a storm cutting off access to and from the hotel, the remaining guests start to panic; yet no one has realized that another woman has gone missing, and she’s the only one who could have warned them just how much danger they’re all in.

Neighbors by Danielle Steel: Meredith White was one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces. But a personal tragedy cut her acting career short and alienated her from her family. Then, on a muggy late summer day, a massive earthquake strikes Northern California, plunging the Bay Area into chaos. Without a moment’s hesitation, Meredith invites her stunned and shaken neighbors into her mostly undamaged home as the recovery begins.

The Liars Dictionary by Eley Williams: Peter Winceworth, a disaffected Victorian lexicographer, inserts false entries into a dictionary – violating and subverting its authority. In the present day, Mallory is tasked with uncovering these entries before the work is digitized. As their narratives combine, Winceworth imagines who will find his fictional words in an unknown future, Mallory discovers more about the anonymous lexicographer’s life through the clues left in his entries, and both discover how they might negotiate the complexities of an absurd, relentless, and undefinable life.

The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey: A debut novel for fans of Sarah Perry and Kate Morton: when a young woman is tasked with safeguarding a natural history collection as it is spirited out of London during World War II, she discovers her new manor home is a place of secrets and terror instead of protection.

Picnic in the Ruins by Todd Robert Petersen: Anthropologist Sophia Shepard is conducting research in a remote area of the Utah-Arizona border when she crosses paths with two small-time criminals. Suddenly, Sophia must put her theories to the test in the real world, and the stakes are high. What begins as a madcap caper across the lands of southern Utah becomes a meditation on mythology, authenticity, the ethics of preservation, and one nagging question: Who owns the past?

The House on Vesper Sands by Paraic O’Donnell: London, 1893: high up in a house on a dark, snowy night, a lone seamstress stands by a window. Why does the seamstress jump from the window? Why is a cryptic message stitched into her skin? And how is she connected to a rash of missing girls, all of whom seem to have disappeared under similar circumstances? On the case is Inspector Cutter, a detective as sharp and committed to his work as he is wryly hilarious.

Call upon the Water by Stella Tillyard: In 1649, Jan Brunt works to drain and develop an expanse of marshy wetlands known as the Great Level. It is here in this wild country that he meets Eliza, a local woman whose love overturns his ordered vision. When she uses the education Jan has given her to sabotage his work, Jan flees to the New World. Eliza has also made it to the New World, and once again uses the education Jan gave her to bend the landscape—this time to find her own place of freedom.

The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Trevis: Eight-year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. Until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time she feels in control. By the age of sixteen, she’s competing for the U.S. Open championship. But as Beth hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting.

New YA Fiction

Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover: An unexpected death forces Beyah Grim to spend the remainder of her summer in Texas with a father she barely knows. Beyah’s plan is to keep her head down and let the summer slip by seamlessly, but her new neighbor Samson throws a wrench in that plan. With an almost immediate connection, Beyah and Samson agree to stay in the shallow end of a summer fling. What Beyah doesn’t realize is that a rip current is coming, and it’s about to drag her heart out to sea.

Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin: Together Lou and Reid are sure they would be able to conquer anything. But Morgane has baited them into a lethal game of cat and mouse; they are pursued on all sides by coven, kingdom, and church. With time and luck running out, they are forced to turn to La Voisin– Queen of the Dames Rouges and sworn enemy of Lou’s coven. Lou and Reid are bound as one for the rest of their days– but death comes for us all.

A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir: Laia of Serra, now allied with the Blood Shrike, struggles to recover from the loss of the two people most important to her. Determined to stop the approaching apocalypse, she throws herself into the destruction of the Nightbringer. In the process, she awakens an ancient power that could lead her to victory–or to an unimaginable doom. And deep in the Waiting Place, the Soul Catcher seeks only to forget the life–and love–he left behind.

Five Total Strangers by Natalie Richards: Desperate to reach her grieving mother, Mira joins a group of college students driving home after their flight is stranded, but the road conditions are not the only mortal danger they face.

Tales from the Hinterland by Melissa Albert: Journey into the Hinterland, a brutal and beautiful world where a young woman spends a night with Death, brides are wed to a mysterious house in the trees, and an enchantress is killed twice―and still lives.

Into the Heartless Wood by Joanna Meyer: Deep in the wood lives a witch queen and her eight tree siren daughters. For centuries, they have harvested souls to feed the heartless tree. For years, Owen Merrick has resisted venturing over the garden wall, until one day he must enter the woods to find his missing sister. But one of the witch’s tree siren daughters, Seren, decides to save his life instead of end it, and they are plunged into the heart of a conflict that seemingly no one can win and that might destroy both their kingdoms forever.

Lore by Alexandra Bracken: Every seven years, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals, hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality. Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world in the wake of her family’s sadistic murder and pushed away any thought of revenge. Now two hunt participants seek her help: Castor, a childhood friend of Lore believed long dead, and a gravely wounded Athena, among the last of the original gods.

The Cousins by Karen McManus: Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each another. When they each receive a letter inviting them to work at estranged grandmother’s island resort for the summer, they’re surprised . . . and curious. But when the cousins arrive on the island, it’s immediately clear that she has different plans for them. And the longer they stay, the more they realize how mysterious—and dark—their family’s past is.

How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black: Once upon a time, there was a boy with a wicked tongue. Before he was a cruel prince or a wicked king, he was a faerie child with a heart of stone. Revealing a deeper look into the dramatic life of Elfhame’s enigmatic high king, Cardan, this tale includes delicious details of life before The Cruel Prince, an adventure beyond The Queen of Nothing, and familiar moments from The Folk of the Air trilogy, told wholly from Cardan’s perspective.

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco: Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin…desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister’s killer and to seek vengeance at any cost-even if it means using dark magic that’s been long forbidden.

New Nonfiction

Get Off Your Sugar by Daryl Gioffre: With tips for customizing the plan, including using clean Keto and intermittent fasting to tune up your metabolism, and sixty-five craving-stopping recipes, Get Off Your Sugar is your guide to turning your body into a strength-eating, energy-filled, acid-kicking machine.

Business Made Simple by Donald C. Miller: New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Donald Miller knows that business is more than just a good idea made profitable – it’s a system of unspoken rules, rarely taught by MBA schools. Donald Miller learned how to rise to the top using the principles he shares in this book.

Fast This Way by Dave Asprey: In Fast This Way, Dave asks readers to forget everything they think they know about the ancient practice and takes them on a journey through cutting-edge science to examine the ways novice fasters and Intermittent Fasting loyalists can up-end their relationship with food and upgrade their fasting game beyond calorie restriction.

Badass Habits by Jen Sincero: Badass Habits is a eureka-sparking, easy-to-digest look at how our habits make us who we are. The book includes enlightening interviews with people who’ve successfully strengthened their discipline backbones, new perspective on how to train our brains to become our best selves, and offers a simple, 21 day, step-by-step guide for ditching habits that don’t serve us and developing the habits we deem most important.

Embrace the Suck by Brent Gleeson: Provides an actionable roadmap that empowers you to expand your comfort zone to live a more fulfilling, purpose-driven life. Through candid storytelling, behavioral science research, and plenty of self-deprecating humor, Navy SEAL Gleeson shows you how to use pain as a pathway, reassess your values, remove temptation, build discipline, suffer with purpose, fail successfully, transform your mind, and achieve more of the goals you set.

The Spell Book for New Witches by Ambrosia Hawthorne: We all have magic inside of us. It allows us to connect with the natural world and invite new opportunities into our lives. The Spell Book for New Witches shows you how to tap in to this power and cast simple spells that will help you protect your loved ones, create new relationships, advance your career, and live the life you deserve.

Dog Flowers: a memoir by Danielle Geller: After Danielle Geller’s mother dies of a vicious withdrawal from drugs while, she is forced to return to Florida. Using her training as a librarian and archivist, Geller collects her mother’s documents, diaries, and photographs into a single suitcase and begins on a journey of confronting her family, her harrowing past, and the decisions she’s been forced to make, a journey that will end at her mother’s home–the Navajo reservation.

A Swim in the Pond in the Rain by George Saunders: George Saunders guides the reader through seven classic Russian short stories he’s been teaching for twenty years as a professor in the prestigious Syracuse University graduate MFA creative writing program. Paired with stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, these essays are intended for anyone interested in how fiction works and why it’s more relevant than ever in these turbulent times.

Olive, Mabel and Me by Andrew Cotter: The story of Olive and Mabel, Labrador retrievers who rose to internet fame as the subjects of Andrew Cotter’s BBC sports parodies. Filled with stories about how Cotter fell in love with his dogs, his passion for hiking with them through the glens and over the peaks of his native Scotland, and the ongoing relationship between Olive and Mabel, the memoir is by turns side-splittingly funny and thoughtfully tender. It’s sure to resonate with all dog lovers.

Clan Lands by Sam Hueghan: From their faithful camper van to boats, kayaks, bicycles, and motorbikes, join stars of Outlander Sam and Graham on a road trip with a difference, as two Scotsmen explore a land of raw beauty, poetry, feuding, music, history, and warfare. In this story of friendship, finding themselves, and whisky, they discover the complexity, rich history and culture of their native country.

New Fiction Titles

Dare Me by Megan Abbott: Cheerleaders Beth calls the shots and her friend Addy carries them out, until the young new coach arrives. Beth wages a subtle but vicious campaign to regain her position as “top girl” when a suicide focuses a police investigation on Coach and her squad. After the first wave of shock and grief, Addy tries to uncover the truth behind the death—and learns that the boundary between loyalty and love can be dangerous terrain.

Under the Alaskan Ice by Karen Harper: When a small bush plane smashes through the ice at Falls Lake Lodge, it’s a chilling reminder of everything Megan Metzler has lost. Commander Bryce Saylor knows time is of the essence as he plunges into the frigid water in search of clues. But when vital evidence is destroyed, it soon becomes clear this downed plane was no accident. With someone tracking them from the woods, Meg and Bryce must race to unravel a mystery as indomitable as the Alaskan wilderness.

Pretty as a Picture by Elizabeth Little: Marissa Dahl, a shy but successful film editor, travels to a small island off the coast of Delaware to work with the legendary – and legendarily demanding – director Tony Rees. Some girl dies. It’s not much to go on, but the specifics don’t concern Marissa. Then she meets the intrepid and incorrigible teenage girls who are determined to solve the real-life murder that is the movie’s central subject, and before long, Marissa is drawn into the investigation herself.

The Scorpion’s Tale by Douglas Preston: When archaeologist Nora Kelly aids in an investigation of a mummified corpse, they uncover that the deceased died in a fetal position, skin coming off in sheets, a rictus of horror frozen on his face. When they identify the body bizarre cause of death, Corrie and Nora open a door into a terrifying, secret world of ancient treasure and modern obsession: a world centered on arguably the most defining, frightening, and transformative moment in American history.

The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse: Circe France, 1562: Nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father’s bookshop. Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains just five words: “She Knows That You Live.” But before Minou can decipher the mysterious message, a chance encounter with a young Huguenot convert, Piet Reydon, changes her destiny forever. For Piet has a dangerous mission of his own, and he will need Minou’s help if he is to stay alive.

Bootlegger’s Daughter by Margaret Maron: Deborah Knott, an attorney attempting to infiltrate the old boy network of tobacco country by running for district judge, is distracted from the race, and almost eliminated, when she finds new evidence to an old small-town murder.

Shiver by Allie Reynolds: In this propulsive locked-room thriller debut, a reunion weekend in the French Alps turns deadly when five friends discover that someone has deliberately stranded them at their remote mountaintop resort during a snowstorm. Stranded in the deserted resort, Milla’s not sure what’s worse: the increasingly sinister things happening around her or the looming snowstorm that’s making escape even more impossible. All she knows is that there’s no one on the mountain she can trust.

The House Keeper by Natalie Barelli: It has been ten years since Claire last saw Hannah, and she is living the charmed life that should have been Claire’s. Now Claire is an overweight, lazy drunk. Which is why when Hannah advertises for a housekeeper, Claire is confident she can apply and not be recognized. Because what better way to seek retribution-and redress-than from within the beautiful Mrs. Hannah Carter’s own home? Except every in the house seems to have secret. And now, there’s no way out.

Robert B. Parker’s Someone to Watch Over Me by Ace Atkins: Spenser and his new apprentice, Mattie, trace the murder of a young woman to an international crime ring that has been operating with impunity because of the powerful and highly connected billionaire at its helm. Spenser and trusted ally Hawk must again watch out for Mattie as she unravels a massive sex trafficking ring that will take them from Boston to the Bahamas, crossing paths with local toughs and an old enemy of Spenser’s.

Firewalk by L.T. Ryan: Seeking a connection to her past, Hatch crosses paths with a girl in need. And she’ll risk everything to save her. In the most intense novel to date, ex-military police officer Rachel Hatch faces off with a criminal enterprise trafficking girls. Hatch can’t look the other way and is called by her code of justice to seek resolution. Only this enemy is unlike any she’s ever faced. And she’ll have to walk through fire if she plans to come out alive.

New Fiction Titles

The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher: Before moving in with the Crouch family, Juno thought Winnie and her husband, Nigel, had the perfect marriage, the perfect son – the perfect life. But that peace is shattered the day Juno overhears a chilling conversation between Winnie and Nigel…She shouldn’t get involved. She really shouldn’t. But this could be her chance to make a few things right. Because if you thought Juno didn’t have a secret of her own, then you were wrong about her, too.

Serpentine by Jonathan Kellerman: A mysterious woman found with a bullet in her head in a torched Cadillac that has overturned on infamously treacherous Mulholland Drive. No physical evidence, no witnesses, no apparent motive. And a slew of detectives have already worked the case and failed. But as Delaware and Sturgis begin digging, the mist begins to lift. Too many coincidences. Facts turn out to be anything but. And as they soon discover, very real threats lurking in the present.

Spin by Patricia Cornwell: In the aftermath of a NASA rocket launch gone terribly wrong, Captain Calli Chase comes face-to-face with her missing twin sister and the startling truth of who they really are. Now, a top secret program put in motion years ago has spun out of control, and only Calli can redirect its course. Aided by cutting-edge technologies, she sets out on a frantic search for the missing link between the sabotaged rocket launch and her predetermined destiny.

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah: 1934. One of the darkest periods of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl era, has arrived with a vengeance. In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli-like so many of her neighbors-must make a choice: fight for the land she loves or go to California in search of a better life. The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American Dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.

Big Girl, Small Town by Michelle Gallen: Majella lives a quiet life in a small town in Northern Ireland where she grew up during the Troubles. But underneath her predictable existence, she doesn’t know where her father is, and every person in her town has been changed by the divide between Protestants and Catholics. When her grandmother dies, she comes to realize there may be more to life. In fact, there just may be a whole big world outside her small town.

NYPD Red 6 by James Patterson: Reality star Erin Easton’s ‘Wedding of the Century’ may have a cable crew documenting every extravagant bridal detail, but when ‘Airhead Easton’ disappears from the reception, it’s no diva turn. Her dressing room is empty but for a blood-spattered wedding gown and signs of a struggle. Detective Kylie MacDonald of NYPD Red, already on-scene as a plus-one, loops in her partner, Detective Zach Jordan to activate Level One mobilization for this PR nightmare.

Knock Knock by Anders Roslund: Seventeen years ago, Criminal Inspector Ewert Grens was called to the scene of a brutal crime. A family had been murdered, and the only survivor–and witness–was the five-year-old daughter. So when he learns that the apartment where the crime occurred is now the scene of a mysterious break-in, Grens immediately fears that someone is intent on silencing the only witness.

Cold Sunflowers by Mark Sippings: It’s 1972. Raymond Mann is seventeen. He is fearful of life and can’t get off buses. He says his prayers every night and spends too much time in his room. He meets Ernest Gardiner, a gentleman in his seventies who’s become tired of living and misses the days of chivalry and honor. Together they discover a love of sunflowers and stars, and help each other learn to love the world.

The Silent Treatment by Abbie Greaves: By all appearances, Frank and Maggie share a happy, loving marriage. But for the past six months, they have not spoken a single word to each other. Maggie isn’t sure what, exactly, provoked Frank’s silence, though she has a few ideas … Then Frank finds Maggie unconscious, an empty package of sleeping pills on the table. Will Frank be able to find his voice once again–and explain his withdrawal–or is it too late?

The Shadows by Alex North: Twenty-five years ago Crabtree committed a murder so shocking that it’s attracted a strange kind of infamy and inspired more than one copycat. Paul Adams remembers the case all too well: Crabtree–and his victim–were Paul’s friends. Reading the news, Paul learns another copycat has struck. His mother is distressed, insistent that there’s something in the house. And someone is following him.

New Fiction Titles

The Push by Ashley Audrain:  In the thick of motherhood’s exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her daughter–Violet rejects her mother, screams uncontrollably, and becomes a disturbing, disruptive presence at her preschool. Or is it all in Blythe’s head? Her husband, Fox, says she’s imagining things. When life as they know it is changed in an instant, the devastating fall-out forces Blythe to face the truth.

Dark Tides by Philippa Gregory: Two unexpected visitors arrive at a shabby warehouse on the south side of the River Thames. The first is a wealthy man hoping to find the lover he deserted twenty-one years before. The second visitor is a beautiful widow from Venice in deepest mourning. Set in the poverty and glamour of Restoration London, in the streets of Venice, and on the tense frontier of early America, this is a novel of greed and desire: for love, for wealth, for a child, and for home

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam: Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation, but a late-night knock on the door breaks the quiet. Ruth and G. H. are an older black couple—it’s their house, and they’ve arrived in a panic with news that a sudden blackout has swept New York City. But in this rural area—with the TV and internet now down, and no cell phone service—it’s hard to know what to believe. Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple—and vice versa?

Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardener: A recovering alcoholic with more regrets than belongings, Frankie Elkin spends her life doing what no one else will– searching for missing people the world has stopped looking for. A new case brings her to Mattapan, a Boston neighborhood with a rough reputation. She is searching a Haitian teenager who vanished from her high school months earlier and soon learns she’s asking questions someone doesn’t want answered.

Layla by Colleen Hoover: When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with her–until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. In order to put their relationship back on track, Leeds whisks Layla away to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. Once they arrive, Layla’s behavior takes a bizarre turn. And that’s just one of many inexplicable occurrences.

American Traitor by Brad Taylor: While working as a contractor at an Australian F 35 facility, former Taskforce member Clifford Delmonty, call-sign Dunkin, saw something he shouldn’t have, and now he is on the run from Chinese agents. Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill discover that Dunkin’s attackers are part of a much larger scheme that could launch a full-on war between China and Taiwan. Can he prevent a catastrophic conflict from consuming a whole region of the world– and save the lives of his teammates?

Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule: It is a golden age. With the Jedi at the height of their power, the free citizens of the galaxy are confident in their ability to weather any storm. But the even brightest light can cast a shadow, and some storms defy any preparation. Even as the Jedi battle valiantly against calamity, something truly deadly grows beyond the boundary of the Republic. A threat hides in the darkness, far from the light of the age, and harbors a secret that could strike fear into even a Jedi’s heart.

The Russian by James Patterson: A series of gruesome murders in New York City has Michael Bennett angry — but when he identifies similar cases in Atlanta and San Francisco, his feelings escalate into all-out alarm. All of the victims are young women. And each one is killed in a horrifyingly distinct fashion. As Bennett toils to connect the cases, the killer strikes again, adding to his criminal signature an ability to evade detection, and Bennett realizes he may be stepping into a diabolical trap.

Winterkill by C.J. Box: In a violent Wyoming blizzard, game warden Joe Pickett finds an arrow-riddled corpse stuck to a tree. The investigation, run by federal agents with conflicting agendas and strong rivalries, leads to a group of survivalists called the Sovereign Citizens.

Wrong Alibi by Christina Dodd: Eighteen-year-old Evelyn Jones lands a job in small town Alaska, working for a man in his isolated mountain home. But her bright hopes for the future are shattered when Donald White disappears, leaving her to face charges of theft, embezzlement, and a brutal double murder. Convicted, she faces life in prison, until fate sends her on the run. Can Evelyn untangle the threads of evidence before she’s once again found with blood on her hands, the blood of her own family?

New Nonfiction Titles

Keep Sharp by Sanjay Gupta:  Debunks common myths about aging and cognitive decline, explores whether there’s a “best” diet or exercise regimen for the brain, and explains whether it’s healthier to play video games that test memory and processing speed, or to engage in more social interaction. Discover what we can learn from “super-brained” people who are in their eighties and nineties with no signs of slowing down–and whether there are truly any benefits to drugs, supplements, and vitamins.

Three Wise Men by Beau Wise: From Beau Wise and Tom Sileo comes Three Wise Men, an incredible memoir of family, service and sacrifice by a Marine who lost both his brothers in combat–becoming the only Sole Survivor during the war in Afghanistan.

Fly into the Wind by Dan Rooney: Realizing that a jet takes off into the wind because it requires resistance over its wings to fly, Lt Colonel Rooney’s attitude toward the resistance he encountered in his life changed from resentment to humble introspection. Hyper-focused on the precise areas that are immediately under your control, CAVU is a disciplined approach to each day that will help you reshape, motivate, prioritize, and ultimately thrive.

Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops by Shaun Bythell: A wickedly witty field guide to bookstore customers from the Person Who Doesn’t Know What They Want (But Thinks It Might Have a Blue Cover) to the harried Parents Secretly After Free Childcare. It does take all kinds. If you visit bookshops more often than the grocery store, you’ll recognize the types. This is the perfect read for anyone who ever felt a bookstore was home. You’ve been spotted! Or have you?

The Particulars of Peter by Kelly Conaboy: Conaboy met Peter in the spring of 2017, when he came to her first as a foster. The rescue dog needed someone free of the sort of responsibilities that would force her to regularly leave the house for either work or socializing, and a writer was the natural choice. This joyful book is the culmination of Conaboy’s desire to dedicate months to learning more about Peter, and is a smart, entertaining respite from the harsh world of humans into the funny little world of dogs.

This Book Will Make You Kinder by Henry James Garrett: From the creator of @Drawings of Dogs comes this illustrated examination of empathy and the necessity of being kinder. Building on his academic studies in meta ethics and using his signature animal cartoons, the author explores the sources and the limitations of human empathy and the many ways that we can work toward being our best selves for the people around us and the society we need to build.

Lives of the Stoics by Ryan Holiday: From the bestselling authors of The Daily Stoic comes an inspiring guide to the lives of the Stoics, and what the ancients can teach us about happiness, success, resilience and virtue. Among them are the idea that self-rule is the greatest empire, and that character is fate. A treasure of insights and stories, this book can be visited again and again by any reader in search of inspiration from the past.

Agent Sonya by Ben Macintyre: In 1942, in a quiet village in the leafy English Cotswolds, a thin, elegant woman lived in a small cottage with her three children and her husband. They didn’t know that she was a high-ranking Soviet intelligence officer. They didn’t know that her husband was also a spy, or that she was running powerful agents across Europe. This is her story.

Brave by Sissy Goff: As a parent, you can use certain strategies to help your teenage daughter when she struggles with worry and anxiety. This guide–created for girls ages 13 to 18–will help your daughter understand anxiety’s roots and why her brain is often working against her when she starts to worry. With teen-friendly information, stories, and self-discovery exercises, including journaling and drawing prompts, she will learn practical ways to fight back when worries come up.

Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy by Tanis Gray: Featuring 28 projects based on George Lucas’s epic film saga, Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy is the ultimate guide to creating stunning projects inspired by Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Rey, and a whole host of droids, ships, and aliens from a galaxy far, far away. With projects for knitters at all levels and a variety of techniques to practice.