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.

New DVDs

movie nightThe Choice: Travis is a fun-loving, smooth-talking bachelor who’s never considered a serious relationship–until he falls hard for his beautiful new neighbor, Gabby. But when fate threatens Travis and Gabby’s love, Travis must make a choice that will alter their lives forever.

Deadpool: Tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Dirty Grandpa: Jason Kelly, an uptight lawyer headed down the wrong path, is tricked by his rambunctious grandpa, Dick, into taking an outrageous road trip. While his methods may be unconventional, Dick is determined to teach him how to live life on his own terms.

The 5th Wave: Sixteen-year-old Cassie Sullivan is trying to survive a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion, while trying to save her five-year-old brother Sam from a training camp that was created by the Others (the aliens).

The Forest: A woman goes into Japan’s suicide forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror.

 How to be Single: A young woman searches for love in New York City in this romantic comedy based on the novel by Liz Tuccillo.

Joy: A wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce.

She’s Funny That Way: A married Broadway director falls for a prostitute-turned-actress and works to help her advance her career.

Suffragette: The story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.’s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life.

Victor Frankenstein: Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man, and the legend, we know today.

New Overdrive Audiobooks

devicesZero K by Don DeLillo: Jeffrey father, Ross, is the primary investor in a secret compound where death is controlled and bodies are preserved until medicine and technology can reawaken them. Jeffrey disapproves. Thus begins an emotionally resonant novel that weighs the darkness of the world against the beauty of everyday life.

Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom: Continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of both a slave and master of Tall Oakes, whose deadly secret compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad.

Alice and Oliver by Charles Bock: Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Charles Bock earned vast critical acclaim for his debut novel, Beautiful Children. Now, in Alice & Oliver, he has created an unflinching yet deeply humane portrait of a young family’s journey through a medical crisis, laying bare a couple’s love and fears as they fight for everything that’s important to them.

A Brush of Wings by Karen Kingsbury: Despite needing a heart transplant and against the advice of her doctor, Mary Catherine moves to Uganda to work at a brand new orphanage. The only problem is Major League Baseball player Marcus Dillinger, the man she never meant to fall in love with.

Apostles by Tom Bissell: Peter, Matthew, Thomas, John: Who were these men? What was their relationship to Jesus? Tom Bissell examines not just who these men were (and weren’t), but also how their identities have taken shape over the course of two millennia.

 Bullies by Alex Abramovich: Two men, once mortal enemies, reunite in adulthood and begin to examine  questions that are thrown into brutal relief: How do we live with the burden of violence? How do we overcome it? Do we overcome it? Bullies is at once a vivid, visceral narrative of an unusual friendship and an incisive portrait Oakland, a beautiful and terrible city.

The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake: An emotionally gripping portrait of postwar Japan, where a newly repatriated girl must help a classmate find her missing sister.

Lost Among the Living by Simone St. James: Three years after her husband, Alex, disappeared, shot down over Germany, Jo Manders still mourns his loss. But there is much she never knew about her husband’s origins … and the revelation of a mysterious death in the Forsyths’ past is just the beginning.

Extreme Prey by John Sandford: Lucas Davenport finds himself in a very unusual situation–no longer employed. But his friend the governor is up a presidential campaign and soon they find they have a shadow: an armed man intent on killing the governor and anyone who gets in the way.

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