New Fiction

new bookwormA Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott: Although Julie Crawford works in the studio publicity office of the notoriously demanding producer David O. Selznick–who is busy burning through directors, writers and money as he begins filming “Gone with the Wind.”

Death of a Liar by M.C. Beaton: Sergeant Hamish Macbeth encounters a woman who tends to lie about attempted violent assaults. When her body is found in her home and Hamish must sort through all of her lies to solve the crime.

Twelve Days by Alex Berenson: Wells, with his former CIA bosses Ellis Shafer and Vinnie Duto, has uncovered a staggering plot, a false-flag operation to convince the President to attack Iran. But they have no hard evidence, and no one at Langley or the White House will listen.

The Pearl that Broke its Shell by Nadia Hashima: In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters find their hope in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age

Motive by Jonathan Kellerman: A much loved woman’s dead body is found in her apartment, victim of horrendous overkill even as her dining room table is perfectly set for a romantic dinner. With few clues at hand, Milo Sturgis calls in psychologist Alex Delaware for help.

Landline by Rainbow Rowell: Georgie McCool knows her marriage has been in trouble for a long time and it may be finally at an end, despite their love for each other, but one night Georgie discovers a way to communicate with her husband in the past.

Blood Infernal by James Rollins: The story about an ancient order who speak the truth behind Christ’s miracles and strive to protect the world from evil.

Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar: Virginia and Vanessa live at the center of a eccentric, charmed circle of artists and intellectuals, and Vanessa finds soon her relationship with her complicated and brilliant sister becomes troubled.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah: Viann and Isabelle have always been close. When World War II strikes it’s not only the sisters’ relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong

Darned if You Do by Monica Ferris: Betsy Devonshire, owner of the Crewel World needlework shop, doesn’t mess around. But when a local hoarder is murdered, she’ll need all her wits to dig a new friend out of a heap of trouble.

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson: A dark and devious suspense novel about a random encounter, sex, and a conversation that quickly turns to murder.

New Nonfiction

new bookwormBeliever by David Axelrod: The legendary strategist, the mastermind behind Barack Obama’s historic election campaigns, shares a wealth of stories from his forty-year journey through the inner workings of American democracy.

The New Cold War by Edward Lucas: Discusses foreign relations in the former Soviet Union following Vladimir Putin’s 2006 presidential election, and analyzes how Russia’s hostile attitudes toward the United States and the West are due to their own sluggish reaction to Russian actions.

Lincoln’s Greatest Case by Brian McGintry: The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.

Empire Express by David Bain: Chronicles the events that took place in the thirty years it took to complete the first transcontinental railroad, profiling the key players in its development, the major setbacks the workers faced, and the public objections to the railroad’s completion.

Superman by Larry Tye: A history of Superman and the creators, designers, owners and performers who made Superman the icon he is today.

The Reaper by Nicholas Irving: A memoir by a Special Operations Direct Action Sniper traces his career during the War on Terror, which was marked by his record-setting deployment to Afghanistan and his face-off against an enemy sniper known only as “The Chechnian.”

There’s More to Life Than This by Theresa Caputo: Medium Theresa Caputo, star of the television show Long Island Medium, opens the door to her world and invites you to experience her exceptional gift of communicating with those who’ve crossed over to the Other Side.

Prairie Schooner Winter 2014: A collection of literary works, published quarterly by the University of Nebraska Press, including short fiction, reviews and poetry.

Devil at My Heels by Louis Zamperini: Louis Zamperini tells the story of his life after his plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean on May 27, 1943 and he was captured by the Japanese, discussing the torture he suffered as a prisoner of war for two years, his return home to a family that was told he was killed in action, his problems with drinking and despair, and his recovery with the help of love and faith.

 

New Fiction

new bookwormGod Clobbers Us All by Poe Ballantine: In a San Diego rest home in the 1970s, eighteen-year-old surfer-boy orderly, Edgar Donahoe, struggles along until the night he and his best friend become responsible for the disappearance of a fellow worker.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins: While riding on a train, a woman witnesses a a shocking act. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next.

Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman: This third collection of short fiction by Gaiman includes previously published pieces of short fiction — stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story, as well “Black Dog,” a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods.

Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper: When eighty-three-year-old Etta leaves their Saskatchewan farm to walk 3,200 kilometers to the ocean, her husband Otto is left to struggle with his demons from the war.

Crash and Burn by Lisa Gardner: My name is Nicky Frank. Except, most likely, it isn’t. I’m looking for a little girl. I have to save her. Except, most likely, she doesn’t exist… This is my life. Except, most likely, it’s not. Now watch me crash and burn.

Breaking Creed by Alex Kava: When Creed and his dogs are called in to search a fishing vessel, they discover illegal human cargo. To make matters worse, he helps one of the cartel’s drug mules escape–a fourteen-year-old girl who reminds him of his younger sister who disappeared fifteen years ago.

Saint Odd nu Dean Koontz: Two years after the cataclysmic events that sent him journeying into mystery, Odd returns to his home town to save them–and perhaps humanity–from the full flowering of evil it is his destiny to confront.

My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh: A man reflects on the summer of his fourteenth year, where in Baton Rouge he fell in love with a golden-haired girl across the street before an unspeakable crime shattered illusions in his seemingly idyllic neighborhood.

The Idea of Him by Holly Peterson: Mary Crawford, at 34, finds herself at a crossroads. Mary fell for the man she married when she was in her twenties only to realize years later that it wasn’t him she fell for as much as it was the idea of him, and the guy who seemed so right at the time turned out to be nothing more than a fantasy.