New Adult Nonfiction

new bookwormBetween the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates: a mix of lyrical personal narrative, re-imagined history, essayistic argument, and reportage — Coates provides readers a thrillingly illuminating new framework for understanding race: its history, our contemporary dilemma, and where we go from here.

Truth Overruled by Ryan Anderson: In the first book to respond to the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage, Ryan Anderson draws on the best philosophy and social science to explain what marriage is, why it matters for public policy, and the consequences of its legal redefinition.

Anxious by Joseph LeDoux: Joseph LeDoux, whose NYU lab has been at the forefront of research efforts to understand and treat fear and anxiety, explains the range of these disorders, their origins, and discoveries that can restore sufferers to normalcy.

A Full Life by Jimmy Carter: President Carter tells what he is proud of and what he might do differently. He discusses his regret at losing his re-election, but how he and Rosalynn pushed on and made a new life and second and third rewarding careers.

The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck: Buck’s epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way–in a covered wagon with a team of mules–tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country.

Vendetta by James Neff: In a book based on newly released documents, the author sheds a new light on the historic battle between U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy and Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa during the Senate Rackets Committee hearings and beyond during 1957 to 1964.

Ravenbruck by Sarah Helm: Traces the sobering history of World War II’s largest female concentration camp, revealing the torturous experiences and deaths of thousands of women prisoners of more than twenty nationalities.

Genghis Kahn by Frank McLynn: Explores the role Genghis Khan and his descendants played in the development of the modern world, discussing his revolutionary military strategies and weaponry, his efforts to conquer the surrounding lands, and his innovative leadership abilities.

The President and the Apprentice by Irwin Gellman: Reveals a different Eisenhower and Nixon, showing that Ike trusted and relied on Nixon, sending him on many sensitive overseas missions. Eisenhower, not Truman, desegregated the military. Eisenhower and Nixon, not Lyndon Johnson, pushed the Civil Rights Act of 1957 through the Senate.

 The Billion Dollar Spy by David Hoffman: The story of Adolf Tolkachev, a Soviet engineer in a secret military establishment who handed over tens of thousands of pages of material about the latest advances in aviation technology, alerting the Americans to possible developments years in the future.

New Fiction

new bookwormIron Wolf by Dale Brown: When Russian special forces are sent into the Ukraine and Moldova, the free world leaders are outraged and some take action by sending in Cybernetic Infantry Devices under Operation Iron Wolf.

Point Blank by Fern Michaels: Yoko’s partner Harry Wong finds out his daughter Lily has gone missing from her training facility after an evacuation. Finding Lily becomes a top priority. The odds are stacked against them, but when the Sisterhood is involved, you can always bet on the underdog.

X by Sue Grafton: A remorseless serial killer leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.

Summer Secrets by Jane Green: At twenty seven, Cat is struggling. When she discovers the identity of the father she never knew she had, it sends her into a spiral. As the past collides with the present, Cat must confront the darkest things in her own life and uncover the depths of someone’s need for revenge.

Silver Linings by Debbie Macomber: Set in Cedar Cove’s charming Rose Harbor Inn, Debbie Macomber’s captivating new novel follows innkeeper Jo Marie and two new guests as they seek healing and comfort, revealing that every cloud has a silver lining, even when it seems difficult to find.

Devil’s Bridge by Linda Fairstein: Detective Mike Chapman will discover the peril that lurks along this seemingly benign of the Manhattan Waterfront as he takes on his most personal case yet: the disappearance of Alex Cooper.

The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory: Kateryn Parr has no choice when King Henry VIII commands her to marry him. She knows the danger she faces, but Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn’s trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as Regent. But is this enough to keep her safe?

The Last Time I Saw Her by Karen Robards: While cracking the case of a cold-blooded serial killer in Las Vegas, Dr. Charlotte Stone comes close to losing the one thing she never thought she’d miss: Michael Garland, the ever-present, fatally sexy ghost who goes wherever she does.

A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd: Searching for a witness who may have evidence proving that a deadly explosion was not an accident, Bess Crawford journeys to the frontlines of war-torn France and risks her life to protect the witness from a dangerous assailant.

New Fiction

new bookwormThe Marriage Opposites by Alice Hoffman: Presents a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro the Father of Impressionism.

Deadly Assets by W.E.B. Griffin: Amid broiling tensions between the homicide unit and the Citizen’s Committee, Payne investigates the murder of a young reporter’s family found with a note that the media drug stories are to stop. Period. While Payne knows that he can’t back down, he also knows that he could be among the next to die.

The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward: The elite Bradford family, kings of the bourbon capital of the world, find their reality upended when an estranged member of the family returns home after two years, bringing his past with him and throwing everyone into the grips of an irrevocable transformation.

Insider Threat by Brad Taylor: ISIS is poised to make their most audacious strike yet–one that can’t be defeated by an airstrike. Only Pike Logan and the Taskforce stand in the way of an attack no one anticipates, a grand deception that will wreak unthinkable chaos and reverberate throughout the world.

Brush Back by Sara Paretsky: No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help.

Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich: To distance himself from his family’s criminal empire, Clayton took the job of sheriff in a neighboring community to keep what peace he can. But when a federal agent plans to shut down the his family’s mountain, his hidden agenda will pit brother against brother.

Killing Monica by Candace Bushnell: Pandy “PJ” Wallis is a renowned writer who suddenly realizes she has the opportunity to reinvent herself, but to do so she will have to reconcile with her ex-best friend who played PJ’s main character on the big screen and who may have her own reasons to derail Pandy’s startling change of plan.

The Novel Habits of Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith: From a small town outside Edinburgh comes the news that a young boy has been recounting vivid recollections of a past life. When the boy’s mother asks Isabel to investigate his claims, she and her husband, Jamie, set off for the island.

The Tell-Tale Heart by Jill Dawson: After years of excessive drink and sex, Patrick’s heart has collapsed. Only fifty, he has been given six months to live. When he receives a boy’s heart in a transplant, and by this miracle of science, two strangers are forever linked.