New Fiction Titles

End Game by David Baldacci: Will Robie returns home from a mission overseas to discover that his boss–codenamed Blue Man–has vanished. His last known location was in remote Colorado, and there have been no other sightings or communications. But there is violence brewing in this small town, and Robie and his sometime-partner Jessica Reel will be lucky if they make it out alive, with or without Blue Man.

Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich: Jersey’s favorite bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum, babysits a boa constrictor while investigating the mysterious appearances of headless bodies all across town and juggling the 3 men in her life.

In the Midst of Winter by Isabelle Allende: A minor traffic accident becomes the catalyst for a love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Three very different people are brought together in a mesmerizing story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love.

Quick and Dirty by Stuart Woods: When a slam-bang of a crime brings a beautiful new client into Stone Barrington’s office, little does he know his association with her will pull him into a far more serpentine mystery in the exclusive world of art.

American Drifter by Heather Graham: A young veteran of the US Army, River Roulet is struggling to shake the horrors of his past. He meets the enchanting Natal, impassioned journalist and free spirit who lives with the gangster that rules much of Rio. As romance blossoms, River and Natal flee together into the interior of Brazil, where they are pursued by the sadistic drug lord and the Brazilian government.

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich: A tale set in a world of reversing evolution and a growing police state follows pregnant thirty-two-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker, who investigates her biological family while awaiting the birth of a child who may emerge as a member of a primitive human species.

The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman: A novella about a man who sacrificed his family in the single-minded pursuit of success and the courageous little girl fighting for her life who crosses his path.

Exposed by Lisa Scottoline: Mary DiNunzio wants to represent her old friend Simon Pensiera, a sales rep who was wrongly fired by his company, but her partner Bennie Rosato represents the parent company. When she confronts Mary, explaining this is a conflict of interest, an epic battle of wills and legal strategy between the two ensues — ripping the law firm apart, forcing everyone to take sides and turning friend against friend. Sometimes loyalty can be lethal.

In This Moment by Karen Kingsbury: When he receives national attention and criticism for starting an after-school Bible study and prayer program, Wendell Quinn chooses attorney Luke Baxter to help him fight the battle.

New Fiction Titles

Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks: A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game – and another and another. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America. The stories are linked by one thing: in each a typewriter plays a part: sometimes minor, sometimes central.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng: In Shaker Heights, everything is planned and no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia who carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.

Typhoon Fury by Clive Cussler: Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon soon find themselves in much deeper waters. The vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency is not only using them to finance his attacks, he has stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II.

The Girl Who Was Taken by Charlie Donlea: Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are both high school seniors in the small town of Emerson Bay, North Carolina. When they disappear from a beach party one warm summer night, police launch a massive search. No clues are found, and hope is almost lost until Megan miraculously surfaces after escaping from a bunker deep in the woods.

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie: Sherman Alexie’s bond with his mother, Lillian, was more complex than most. She plunged her family into chaos with a drinking habit but shed her addiction when it was on the brink of costing her everything. She survived a violent past but created an elaborate facade to hide the truth. It’s these contradictions that made Lillian Alexie a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complex and very human woman.

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate: Memphis, Tennessee, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat – until strangers arrive in force and the kids and thrown into a Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured they will soon be returned to their parents – but they quickly realize the dark truth.

Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak: A warm, wry, sharply observed debut novel about what happens when a family is forced to spend a week together in quarantine over the holidays.

The Whispering Room by Dean Koontz: In the wake of her husband’s inexplicable suicide, and the equally mysterious deaths of scores of other exemplary individuals, Jane picks up the trail of a secret cabal of powerful players who think themselves above the law and beyond punishment. But these ruthless people bent on hijacking America’s future for their own monstrous ends never banked on a highly trained FBI agent willing to go rogue.

New Nonfiction @ your library

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kuar: Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It by Ree Drummond: Here are some of my favorite make-it-happen dishes, pulled from my nonstop life as a busy wife, mother of four, and lifelong lover of food! Includes more than 120 of my best solutions for tasty, wholesome meals (with minimal fuss!) for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

Christmas: a biography by Judith Flanders: Presents a tour of Christmas holiday traditions from the original festival through today, touching on subjects ranging from gift wrap and the holiday parade to the first gag holiday gift book and the first official appearance of Santa Claus.

American Radical by Tamer Alnoury: It’s no secret that federal agencies are waging a broad, global war against terror. But for the first time in this memoir, an active, Muslim American federal agent reveals his experience infiltrating and bringing down a terror cell in North America.

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie: Sherman Alexie’s bond with his mother, Lillian, was more complex than most. She plunged her family into chaos with a drinking habit but shed her addiction when it was on the brink of costing her everything. She survived a violent past but created an elaborate facade to hide the truth. It’s these contradictions that made Lillian Alexie a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complex and very human woman.

Billionaire at the Barricades by Laura Ingraham: Laura Ingraham gives readers a front row seat to the populist revolution as she witnessed it. She reveals the origins of this movement and its connection to the Trump presidency. She unmasks the opposition, forecasts the future of the Make America Great Again agenda and offers her own prescriptions for bringing real change to the swamp of Washington.

Shadow of the Titanic by Andrew Wilson: Little has been written about what happened to the survivors of the Titanic. How did they cope? How did those who were saved feel about those who perished? And how did they remember that terrible night? Today, one hundred years after that fateful voyage, this book will shed new light on this fascinating story, seen through the eyes of those who survived.

The Last Republicans by Mark Updegrove: A historian’s revealing and intimate portrait of George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush that explores their relationship as presidents and as father and son–the first major biographical treatment of these two consequential presidents and figures in American history.

Hue 1968 by Mark Bowden: Interviews with participants from both sides of the conflict and materials from Vietnamese and American archives provide multiple points of view on each stage of the Battle of Hue.

New Holiday Titles @ your library

Tanya’s Christmas by Tanya Burr: Presented as a countdown to the main event and into the New Year, this beautiful book has over 50 sumptuous recipes and thoughtful craft projects from cyber lifestyle guru Tanya Burr. At every step, bestselling author Tanya suggests easy ways for you, your family and friends to create special memories together that will last a lifetime.

Holiday Slow Cooker by Leigh Ann Wilkes: Covering all the major holidays of the year from Thanksgiving and Christmas to 4th of July and Cinco de Mayo, you’ll make parties and entertaining a breeze while impressing your family and guests with 100 traditional recipes, including appetizers and breakfast.

Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire: Hiddensee imagines the backstory of the Nutcracker, revealing how this entrancing creature came to be carved and how he guided an ailing girl named Klara through a dreamy paradise on a Christmas Eve.

A Christmas Return by Anne Perry: A festive Christmas package left on Mariah’s doorstep contains an ominous present, sparking memories of a twenty-year-old murder that shattered her friendship with the victim’s widow. Though the gift is a reminder of that tragic time, in the spirit of the season Mariah travels to Surrey in hopes of reconciling with her friend and solving the crime that drove them apart

The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans: A man receives the best Christmas present he could ask for: the chance to re-write the past. Along the way he finds more than he could possibly have imagined, including grace, forgiveness and a chance at love.

The Ghost of Christmas Past by Rhys Bowen: Molly Murphy Sullivan is suffering from depression after a miscarriage following the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. She and her husband are invited for Christmas at a mansion on the Hudson, and they accept, expecting a peaceful and relaxing holiday season. Not long after they arrive, however, they start to feel the tension in the house’s atmosphere.

How the Finch Stole Christmas by Donna Andrews: Meg’s husband has decided to escalate his one-man show of A Christmas Carol into a full-scale. When a famous, although slightly over-the-hill, actor comes to town to play the starring role of Scrooge, no one expects that he’s bringing a lot of baggage and enemies with him.

Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand: With Bart back from Afghanistan, the Quinns are preparing for a joyous holiday. And Bart’s safe return isn’t the family’s only good news: Kevin is enjoying married life; Patrick is getting back on his feet; Ava thinks she’s finally found the love of her life; and Kelly is thrilled to see his family reunited at last. But it just wouldn’t be a Quinn family gathering if things went smoothly.

Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber: Without her knowledge, Merry’s well-meaning mom and brother create an online dating profile for her. Soon Merry finds herself chatting with a man with similar interests and an unmistakably kind soul. But meeting face-to-face is altogether different, and her special friend is the last person Merry expects–or desires.