New Adult Fiction

new bookwormThe Escape by David Baldacci: When John Puller’s older brother Robert inexplicably escapes from the military’s most secure prison, where he’s being held for national security crimes, Puller finds himself part of an investigation to hunt down his own brother.

Living with Your Kids is Murder by Mike Befeler: Paul Jacobson, a cantankerous man with short-term memory loss, wakes on a plane to find his seatmate has been murdered, and with the body count mounting, Paul needs a little help from his granddaughter to find a killer.

Let Me be Frank with You by Richard Ford: In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Frank Bascombe travels to the site of his former home on the shore, visits his ex-wife, who is suffering with Parkinson’s, and meets a dying former friend.

Wait for Signs by Craig Johnson: Collects the yearly short stories the author releases each Christmas Eve relating a portion of Walt Longmire’s life not found in the novels, and presents them all for the first time in a printed book.

Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones: A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley Davidson, grim reaper extraordinaire, is determined to do everything in her power to protect it. We’re doomed.

The Children Act by Ian McEwan: A Family Court Judge’s husband asks her to consider an open marriage and, after an argument, moves out of their house. She is left adrift, wondering whether it was not love but a modern form of respectability she has really lost.

Blue Labyrinth by Douglas Preston: Agent Aloysius Pendergast begins to dig deep into his own family’s sinister past after the murdered corpse of one of his enemies is found on the doorstep of his home and a gem is found in the victim’s stomach.

Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline: Things become complicated for Judy Carrier when an undocumented worker, a friend of her aunt, is found murdered. She begins to investigate and is led into an underground world far more dangerous than she ever imagined.

Lila by Marilynne Robinson: Abandoning her homeless existence to become a minister’s wife, Lila reflects on her hardscrabble life on the run with a canny young drifter and her efforts to reconcile her painful past with her husband’s gentle Christian worldview.

Hope to Die by James Patterson: Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life.

New Adult Nonfiction

new bookwormThe Future of God by Deepak Chopra: Outlining a path to God that turns unbelief into the first step of awakening, Deepak shows us that a crisis of faith is like the fire we must pass through on the way to power, truth, and love.

Fields of Blood by Karen Armstrong: Explores the decline of religious self-identification in America and the perception of faith as a source of aggression, intolerance and divisiveness.

The Twelfth Victim: The innocence of Caril Fugate in the Starkweather murder rampage by Linda Battisti: Explores the sensationalization of the Starkweather murders and the possibility that Caril Fugate was forced into submission in fear of her life.

Crop Ecology by D.J. Connor: Provides in-depth coverage of the impact of environmental conditions and management on crops, resource requirements for productivity and effects on soil resources.

You Can Farm by Joel Salatin: A practical guide to getting into the farming business that covers each step from initial ideas to livestock sanitation to clientele and pricing, providing such tools as “Recipes for Failure” and “The Ten Best Complementary Enterprises.”

The Good Dog: true stories of love, loss and loyalty: A collection of true stories that celebrate the relationship between humans and dogs written by top writers and based on the Garden & Gun magazine’s column “Good Dog”.

Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Cookbook: A brand new collection of holiday recipes and insights into Christmas celebrations direct from Amish homes. You’ll also enjoy the addition of scriptures and common Amish sayings.

Dining at the White House: from the President’s table to yours by John Moeller: Provides recipes for menus served at White House events with photos and anecdotes about cooking for the White House.

Masters of Deception: Escher, Dali and the artists of optical illustion by Al Seckel: Presents a collection of optical illusion art by a number of noted artists including Salvador Dali, Vik Muniz, and Roger Shepard.

Magic of M.C. Escher: Discusses the perspective artist’s life and works and offers prints of some of his best-known pieces, unpublished drawings, the artist’s own commentary, and additional observations.

New Adult Fiction

new bookwormJane and the Twelve Days of Christmas by Stephanie Barron: Jane Austen finds herself investigating the murder of one of the guests while at a gathering at the home of the wealthy and politically prominent Chute family during the Christmas holidays.

Ho-ho-homicide by Kaitlyn Dunnett: While spending a week at her friend’s Christmas tree farm, Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin is drawn into a mystery involving a dead body in a shipment of Scotch pine, a series of “accidents,” and a strange maze of trees.

The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans: A stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court and offers her a proposition. For the next eight weeks–until the evening of December 24–he suggests that they pretend to be a couple, and the lonely Elise agrees to the idea.

Festive in Death by J.D. Robb: Personal trainer Trey Ziegler is found dead. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler’s enemies, she’s also dealing with her Christmas shopping list-plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband’s upcoming holiday bash.

The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery: Dumped by her fiancéì just before Christmas, Molly turns to bad-boy Dylan, her sister’s high school boyfriend. A guarded Dylan always had a weakness for Molly, and when she waltzes into his life– grown-up and gorgeous– he’s stunned.

Prince Lestat by Anne Rice: Vampires are proliferating out of control and a strange Voice has awakened the Old Vampires, sending them on killing sprees in major cities around the world to destroy the maverick vampires.

French Pastry Murder by Leslie Meier: The ladies and their husbands are awarded a dream vacation in Paris, complete with classes at Le Cooking School with renowned pastry chef Larry Bruneau. But their bon voyage is cut short when Lucy discovers the chef in a pool of blood on the second day of class.

The Wonder of All Things by Jason Mott: After an air show accident thirteen-year-old Ava has her ability to heal physical ailments revealed to the world, but she has trouble dealing with all the people who come seeking a miracle, especially since, with each healing, she grows weaker.

Paris Match by Stuart WoodsStone Barrington has returned to Paris and finds himself embroiled in high-stakes trouble on both sides of the pond. An old enemy is still in hot pursuit, and this time he might have a powerful local resource on his side.

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult: Alice Metcalf was a devoted mother who studied grief among elephants and disappeared mysteriously. Her daughter Jenna–now thirteen and orphaned by a father maddened by grief–steadfastly refuses to believe in her mother’s desertion.

New Holiday Fiction

Reading_With_SantaThe Wolf in Winter by John Connolly: The death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw Charlie Parker to Prosperous, Maine, whose comfortable, sheltered inhabitants of a small Maine town will be Parker’s most vicious opponents yet.

The Nightingale before Christmas by Donna Andrews: Mother volunteers to take part in a big Christmas-themed decorator show house, and Meg is recruited to help. Then the rooms start to be sabotaged, and an unfortunate designer turns up dead, making Mother a prime suspect.

Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand: A family Christmas gathering at Kelley Quinn’s Nantucket inn is thrown into turmoil by his four adult children’s personal dramas and the discovery of his second wife’s infidelity.

Mr. Miracle by Debbie Macomber: Harry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission: help twenty-four-year-old Addie Folsom get her life back on track. Posing as a teacher at a local college, Harry is up to the task, but not even he can predict the surprises that lay in store.

The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery: Dumped by her fiancé just before Christmas, Molly turns to bad-boy Dylan, her sister’s high school boyfriend. A guarded Dylan always had a weakness for Molly, and when she waltzes into his life– grown-up and gorgeous– he’s stunned.

An Island Christmas by Nancy Thayer: As the calendar counts down to Christmas, Felicia heads to Nantucket to marry the love of her life, but between her meddling mother and her judgmental sister, family tensions skyrocket.

A New York Christmas by Anne Perry: In December, 1904, Jemima Pitt acts as chaperone in New York City to her friend Delphinia, who is about to married. Jemima is soon enlisted on a top secret mission to track down Delphinia’s estranged mother and avoid a wedding catastrophe.

The Christmas Light by Donna VanLiere: In the small town of Grandon, five very different people facing their own struggles are brought together for a rather unconventional church Nativity to learn that with strength, courage, and love, there is always hope.

The Christmas Bouquet by Sherryl Woods: For the very driven medical student Caitlyn Winters, catching the bridal bouquet at a Christmas wedding has set off a chain reaction that she’s sure is more curse than blessing.

Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas by Stephanie Barron: Jane Austen finds herself investigating the murder of one of the guests while at a gathering at the home of the wealthy and politically prominent Chute family during the Christmas holidays.

Ho-ho-homicide by Kaitlyn Dunnett: While spending a week at her friend’s Christmas tree farm, Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin is drawn into a mystery involving a dead body in a shipment of Scotch pine, a series of “accidents,” and a strange maze of trees.

The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans: A stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court and offers her a proposition. For the next eight weeks–until the evening of December 24–he suggests that they pretend to be a couple, and the lonely Elise agrees to the idea.

Festive in Death by J.D. Robb: Personal trainer Trey Ziegler is found dead. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler’s enemies, she’s also dealing with her Christmas shopping list-plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband’s upcoming holiday bash.