New Fiction

The Echo Maker by Richard Powers: On a winter night on a remote Nebraska road, twenty-seven-year-old Mark Schluter has a near-fatal car accident. His older sister, Karin, returns reluctantly to their hometown to nurse Mark back from a traumatic head injury. But when Mark emerges from a coma, he believes that this woman–who looks, acts, and sounds just like his sister–is really an imposter.

The ultimatum by Karen Robards: Thief. Manipulator. Con artist. Call it what you will–Bianca St. Ives is the best. But her latest gig had a little hiccup–if you count two hundred million dollars and top secret government documents going missing as little. Her father also died on the mission. The thing is, the US government doesn’t believe he’s really dead, and they’ll stop at nothing to capture him.

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion: on the cusp of turning fifty, Adam Sharp likes his life. But he can never quite shake off his nostalgia for what might have been: his blazing affair more than twenty years ago with an intelligent and strong-willed actress named Angelina Brown. And then, out of nowhere, from the other side of the world, Angelina gets in touch.

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz: A brilliant and strikingly original reimagining of the classic whodunit (a la Agatha Christie) with a contemporary mystery wrapped around it.

Undaunted by Diana Palmer: Falling in love with her boss’s handsome millionaire neighbor was easy for young Kate Martin. Despite the vast differences between them, and a past that’s left Garrett Carlton reclusive and wary, Kate gambles her heart on a desire that rocks them both. But there’s something Garrett doesn’t know: Kate is responsible for an accident that changed his life forever.

The Changeling by Victor LaValle: Apollo’s wife Emma seems to be exhibiting signs of post-partum depression, but it becomes clear that her troubles go far beyond that. Emma commits a horrific act–beyond comprehension–and vanishes, seemingly into thin air. Thus begins Apollo’s odyssey through a world he only thought he understood to find a wife and child who are nothing like he’d imagined.

The Two-Family House by Linda Loigman: Brooklyn, 1947: in the midst of a blizzard, in a two-family brownstone, two babies are born minutes apart to two women. They are sisters by marriage with an impenetrable bond forged before and during that dramatic night; but as the years progress, small cracks start to appear and their once deep friendship begins to unravel.

The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz: “I very much need to be dead.” These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for–but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his widow, Jane, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered … unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside of her demands: find the truth, no matter what.

New Fiction

White by Michael Klein: Chick Moore, County Attorney in Hooker County, Nebraska, watches a young, terrified woman fling herself in front of a train. Murders occur, which are rare in the sparsely populated Sandhills, and soon a white slave trade originating in this remote part of the country is discovered.

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins: A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl, parentless and friendless.

Camino Island by John Grisham: Mercer Mann is a young novelist approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable’s, a prominent dealer in rare books, circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. But eventually Mercer learns far too much.

The Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis: When Sallie Riehl is given an opportunity to nanny in Cape May for the summer, she befriends a Mennonite college student who shares her love of learning and worries what her parents would think.

Secrets in Summer by Nancy Thayer: Darcy Cotterill, 30 and divorced, works at the Nantucket library during the day. She spends most nights in her backyard, gazing at the stars. She’s on the brink of starting a relationship with a local carpenter, Nash, when she gets new neighbors for the summer, the most unexpected of whom are her ex-husband, his new wife, and step-daughter.

Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton: Giselle is the young wife of Henry Callahan, a Fort Connor banking scion, who traded in his previous wife of forty years for a newer model. Giselle’s prowess as a skilled country club golfer and social climber puts her on someone’s hit list. When she is found dead on the greens at the golf club, Kelly and her Lambspun crew worry that a vicious killer is in their midst.

Come Sundown by Nora Roberts: The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. When a bartender leaves the resort late one night, and owners Bo and Cal discover her battered body in the snow, it’s the first sign that danger lurks in the mountains that surround them.

Humans, Bow Down by James Patterson: The Robots have won the Great War and now humans must submit to them or be banished to a desolate place. However Six, a woman, is on the run and determined to save humanity before the robots finish what the Great War started and wipe humans off the face of the earth, once and for all.

New Fiction

A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett: Tricia Miles, mystery bookstore owner and amateur sleuth, is in for a surprise when her ne’er-do-well father, John, comes to town–and promptly becomes a prime suspect in the murder of a woman with her own scandalous past.

No Middle Name by Lee Child: A collection of pulse-pounding Jack Reacher stories–one never-before-seen novella, plus eleven others collected for the first time in print–each with original introductions from the twelve-time #1 New York Times bestselling author.

Love Story by Karen Kingsbury: Decades ago, John and Elizabeth Baxter lived a love story that is still playing out in the lives of their adult children and grandchildren. But few of them know the exact details of that story or the heartbreak that brought the two together. Now in high school, Ashley Baxter Blake’s oldest son, Cole, must write a family history paper for a freshman English class.

The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand: Twin sisters Tabitha and Harper Frost, who have been at odds for years, are forced together in the wake of a family crisis and reevaluate the resentments that drove them apart.

You Will Pay by Lisa Jackson: It starts as a prank — a way to blow off steam after a long summer at Camp Horseshoe. Twenty years later, Lucas Dalton is investigating the discovery of human remains at what used to be Camp Horseshoe. That’s why five former female counselors are coming back to the small town. Each one knows something. Each promised not to tell. And as they reunite, a new horror unfolds.

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon: A magnificent collection of short fiction–including two never-before-published novellas–featuring Jamie Fraser, Lord John Grey, Master Raymond, and many more, all extending the story of Outlander in thrilling new directions.

Dangerous Minds by Janet Evanovich: Buddhist monk Wayan Bagus lost his island. It had a mountain, beaches, a rain forest, and a volcano. And now it’s gone. Poof! Vanished without a trace. Emerson Knight likes nothing better than solving an unsolvable, improbable mystery. When clues lead to a dark and sinister secret guarded by the National Park Service, Emerson will need to assemble a team for help.

Nighthawk by Clive Cussler: When the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishes over the South Pacific, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly contest to locate the fallen machine. Russia and China covet the radical technology, but the United States worries about a darker problem. The X-37 is carrying a dangerous secret, one that can unleash a catastrophe of nearly unthinkable proportions.

I Found You by Lisa Jewell: A lonely single mom who offers shelter to an amnesiac man and a young bride who is told that her missing husband never existed struggle to make sense of their transforming worlds and their connection to two teenagers whose lives were shattered by secrets two decades earlier.

New DVDs

Rogue One: In a period of great conflict, a group of unlikely heroes led by Jyn Erso, a daring fugitive, and Cassian Andor, a rebel spy, band together on a desperate mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction.

Logan: In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

La La Land: A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. Struggling actress Mia and aspiring jazz pianist Sebastian begin a whirlwind romance as they pursue their dreams in Los Angeles. However, their blossoming relationship is challenged when their careers pull them in different directions.

The Space Between Us: Sixteen-year-old Gardner Elliot has lived his whole life with a team of scientists on Mars. He’s always longed to see Earth. But when his chance finally comes, doctors discover his heart can’t withstand the Earth’s atmosphere. Eager to find his father, Gardner and Tulsa, a friend from online, escape on a cross-country race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be.

The Great Wall: European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.

A Dog’s Purpose: It shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

Before I Fall: After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all. Trapped reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. And as she begins to untangle the mystery of a life suddenly derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of the people closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference, before she runs out of time for good.

XXX: The Return of Xander Cage: The spy thriller finds extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage coming out of self-imposed exile and on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box.

The Light Between Oceans: A lighthouse keeper, living off the coast of Australia with his wife, finds a baby on an adrift rowboat. They rescue and raise the child as their own, changing their lives and that of a stranger.

A United Kingdom: Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s. When they decided to marry, just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa, it caused an international uproar. However, their passionate romance triumphed over every obstacle and changed the course of African history.